Event recognized Memphis Athletics'
Tiger senior becomes 13th Memphis player to receive award
Student-athletes had the opportunity to meet with over 30 business corporations Thursday night.
16 former players go through drills for NFL scouts
Recent Memphis graduate earns $2,000 scholarship for graduate or professional studies
Get ready for your 2014 Memphis Tigers football season with this behind-the-scenes look at the team's winter and summer workouts.
Don't miss the 2014 season opener on August 30 when the Tigers host Austin Peay at 6 PM at the Liberty Bowl!
The University of Memphis football team wrapped-up its final day of two-a-day practices on Wednesday. Head coach Justin Fuente talks about the final two-a-day practice.
The Tigers suited up in full pads for the first time today in preparation for two-a-days starting tomorrow.
Memphis opens up the 2013 season hosting Duke on September 7.
Day two of preseason camp is in the books for the Memphis Tigers football team and it was another scorcher. Watch highlights and interviews from day two right here on the Memphis Tiger Network.
The Memphis football team opened up their preseason camp today. Check out some highlights from the first day and hear from junior DB Bobby McCain and head coach Justin Fuente.
Memphis Football vs UConn at the Liberty Bowl on November 29, 2014. Photos by Joe Murphy
Memphis Football at No. 10 Ole Miss. Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. September 27, 2014. Photos by Joe Murphy
Memphis Football vs Middle Tennessee on September 20, 2014, at the Liberty Bowl. Photos by Joe Murphy.
Memphis Football vs Austin Peay on Aug. 30, 2014 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Photos by Joe Murphy
Memphis hit the midway point of the second week of preseason camp, conducting a 100+ play scrimmage on Wed., Aug. 13.
Started every game over his final three season as a Tiger (37 games) and participated in all 49 games the Tigers played during his career ... Registered 237 tackles -- 118 solo hits and 119 assists -- during four-year career ... Also had 6.5 tackles for lost yardage, 1.5 quarterback sacks, five pass breakups, forced a fumble and blocked two kicks during career ... A member of head coach Justin Fuente's Leadership Council since his freshman season ... Academic success served as an inspiration for teammates to aspire not only athletically but also academically along with through citizenship ... Led teammates on countless service missions ... In final year, spoke to students at Hanley Elementary (located in the shadow of Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in the Orange Mound community) about the importance of an education and what continuing his education after high school means for his future ... In addition to speaking to over 500 students at Hanley, was also a guest speaker and counselor at Treadwell Middle School this past year.
Graduated magna cum laude from the University of Memphis in December, 2014 ... Carried a 3.64 grade point average as a Sport and Leisure Management major at Memphis ... Named the 2014 American Athletic Conference Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year as selected by the league's Academic Affairs Committee ... Also named to CoSIDA's Academic All-District 3 NCAA Division I Football Team ... Earned membership into the National Football Foundation's Hampshire Honor Society and was one of 62 Division I FBS semifinalists for NFF's Campbell Trophy ... Following playing career and in the spring of 2015 was recognized with the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute Community Service Award ... Earned Dean's List distinction for the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 semesters as well as his last four semesters at Memphis -- Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014 and Fall 2014 ... Named to the Tiger 3.0 list six semesters - Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 ... Named to the inaugural American Athletic Conference All-Academic Football Team following the 2013 season ... Earned C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll accolades for 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years.
Ranked second on the American Athletic Conference championship Memphis team with 51 total tackles ... Had 36 unassisted stops along with 15 assists ... Credited with half a sack (-4 yards) along with a tackle for loss ... Also broke up two passes, forced a fumble and had a quarterback hurry ... Helped lead Memphis to its first conference title since 1971 and just the program's second, 10-win season ... The 2014 season marked Memphis' first, 10-win season since 1938 ... Memphis closed out the year with a seven-game winning streak ... Memphis ranked 11th nationally in scoring defense (19.5 ppg) and third in red zone defense, allowing opponents to convert on just 68.8 percent of drives inside the 20 ... Recorded a season-high eight tackles including a career-high matching seven solo stops in road game at then, No. 11 UCLA ... Had five tackles in win over Middle Tennessee before notching four stops and a quarterback hurry on the road at Ole Miss ... In a 16-13 road win at Temple in which the Tigers became bowl eligible for the first time since 2008, equaled a career high with seven solo tackles ... Helped set the tone of the defensive battle with back-to-back tackles on Temple's first offensive series to force a punt ... In the Tigers' 41-10 win over Connecticut to lock up an American title, had five tackles ... Back-to-back stops in the second quarter including one for a loss on a three-and-out, second-quarter series to set up Memphis' first touchdown drive ... In final collegiate game, had six tackles including four solo stops in Miami Beach Bowl victory against BYU ... With the Tigers trailing 45-38 with 4:08 to play, helped setup a three-and-out series with a first-down tackle ... Following the late series Tiger stop, Memphis would gain possession with 2:34 to play and start the game-tying drive.
For the second straight year led the Tigers in tackles, finishing with 74 total stops ... Tackle total included 44 solo hits and four tackles for lost yardage ... Also credited with three pass breakups and two quarterback sacks over the course of his junior year ... Began the 2013 season with an eight-tackle game against Duke ... Had a pass breakup in addition to four tackles at Middle Tennessee ... Registered six tackles in a 31-7 win over Arkansas State ... In American Athletic Conference opener against UCF had four tackles and a quarterback hurry ... Posted a season high 10 tackles against Cincinnati ... UC game marked his fourth, career double-double game ... Among seven tackles in a win over UT Martin were two for lost yardage and also had a pass breakup against the Skyhawks ... Near the season's end, had nine tackles in games against both Louisville and Temple ... Had a season high seven solo stops at Louisville.
Led Memphis in tackles with 79 total stops during sophomore season (18 solo stops and 61 assists) ... Among his 79 total tackles were 1.5 tackles for loss (-5 yards) and a quarterback sack ... Started all 12 games at linebacker for the Tigers ... Registered multiple-tackle games three of the first four weeks of the season ... Had 12 tackles including an assisted tackle for loss in the opener against UT Martin ... Set a career high the following week with 13 tackles on the road at Arkansas State ... Following an eight-tackle game at Middle Tennessee, finished with 11 tackles at Duke ... With the Tigers leading Rice 14-10 in the fourth quarter had a key, third-down tackle near midfield to force the Owls to punt near midfield ... The tackle, one of his four in the game, halted the Owls' best offensive drive of the second half ... Helped Memphis start a three-game winning streak to end the season with an eight-tackle game in a victory over Tulane ... In addition to four tackles in the "Battle for the Bones" win over UAB, returned a blocked extra point try for a defensive two-point conversion ... Among his five tackles in the Tigers' win over Southern Miss was a quarterback sack.
Played in all 12 contests ... Posted 33 total tackles (20-13) and one blocked kick ... Team's leading freshman tackler and squad's overall ninth-leading tackler with his 33 stops ... One of three Tigers to register a blocked kick ... Had five games with four or more total tackles ... Had four total tackles in his collegiate debut vs Mississippi State ... Followed that game with a season-best five assisted tackles vs Arkansas State ... Registered four total stops (2-2) vs SMU ... Posted a season-high six solo hits vs Rice ... Recorded his first collegiate blocked kick vs Marshall ... The blocked kick was a punt block vs the Thundering Herd ... Had four total tackles (3-1) in the season finale vs Southern Miss.
Whitehaven High School
Lettered four seasons for Coach Rodney Saulsberry at Whitehaven High School ... Touted as the 25th-ranked prospect in the state, according to Rivals.com ... The Tigers' second-leading tackler with 34 stops, including 22 solo hits, in 2010 ... Posted a season-high eight tackles against White Station ... Credited with four sacks as a senior ... Tallied a 20-yard interception return vs Christian Brothers and multiple fumble recoveries against both Christian Brothers and Central ... Named to the 16-AAA All-District team ... Helped the Tigers to a 12-2 record and an appearance in the state semifinals ... Member of the Whitehaven defense limited opponents to 7.8 points per game, including five shutouts, in 2010 ... Participated in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl All-Star Game ... Played in the National Underclassmen Combine All-World Gridiron Classic in Charleston, S.C. ... Registered 68 tackles and three interceptions, including one returned for a TD, in 2009 ... Also recorded two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one blocked punt and one blocked field goal ... Registered a season-high 12 tackles against Sheffield ... Logged five or more tackles in eight games in 2009 ... Also lettered three seasons for the Tigers basketball team ... Rated as a three-star outside linebacker by Rivals.com.
Son of Charles and Rita Harris ... Born Nov. 30, 1992, in Memphis, Tenn. ... Graduated with a Sport and Leisure Management degree in December, 2014.