Senior class honored at postseason event
Memphis will honor 15 seniors on Saturday
Quotes from Monday's press conference with head football coach Justin Fuente
Game 4 - vs UCF - October 5, 2013 - Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium - Memphis, Tenn.
Spring game slated for April 6.
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 vs Duke at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on September 7, 2013
Images from the Tigers' second day of preseason camp.
Memphis vs Middle Tennessee at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tenn. on September 15, 2012.
Memphis vs. Marshall at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Nov. 17, 2011.
Photos from the Memphis-UAB football game on Nov. 12, 2011.
Has seen action in 21 career games, making 19 starts ... After seven starts during the 2011 campaign, started all 12 games as a junior in 2012 ... Has seen action in 1,001 of 1,314 plays in contests in which he has played.
After starting exclusively at center as a sophomore, started at left guard and played right guard during junior season ... Played every snap in three games during the 2012 season ... Blocked for a unit which raised its total offense in Conference USA games from 243.0 yards per game to 327.1 yards an outing (26 percent increase in yardage from 2011 to 2012) ... in C-USA games, Memphis raised its rushing offense total by 63 percent ... Memphis averaged 318.33 yards of total offense during the 2012 season ... The season total represented a 44-yard improvement from the previous season ... Memphis almost doubled its rushing average from the previous season, averaging 151.75 yards on the ground ... Memphis' 71.43 fourth-down efficiency percentage ranked tied for seventh nationally ... Only five teams converted on fourth down more times than the Tigers (20-of-28) ... After playing 61 of 72 offensive plays at left guard in the opener against UT Martin, played all 56 snaps at Arkansas State ... Played 66 of 70 snaps against Middle Tennessee ... played all 65 snaps against Rice as the Tigers opened Conference USA play with a victory ... Equaled a season high with 66 plays at East Carolina ... Helped the Tigers begin a three-game winning streak to end the season by playing all 64 snaps in a win over Tulane.
Started all seven games at center in which he saw game action ... Received his first career start at center vs Austin Peay ... Played the opening series vs the Governors (10 plays), but did not return to the game as a result of an injury ... Missed the next four games due to the injury suffered in the Austin Peay game ... Returned to his starting role at center vs East Carolina and held that starting position the remainder of the season (six-straight starts) ... The East Carolina game began a string of 366-consecutive snaps at center ... Played a career-best 73 plays vs Marshall ... Also was in on over 60 plays vs UAB (62) and Southern Miss (67).
Expected to redshirt as a true freshman, but was called on midway through the season as a result of injuries to several other linemen ... Saw his first collegiate game action against Southern Miss when he went in for Michael Antonescu at center ... Logged 15 of the team's snaps in that game ... Worked the final eight offensive plays at center against Tennessee ... Suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery ... Had successful surgery following the season and continued his rehab efforts throughout the spring ... Was able to snap during non-contact drills in the spring.
Played for Coach Ed Rich at Southaven High School ... Saw action in mulitple offensive line positions ... Primarily anchored the left side of the line ... Only allowed one sack in 35-consecutive starts at left tackle ... Helped block for a quarterback who threw for over 1,600 yards in 2009 ... Southaven also had three backs rush for more than 200 yards, including Chris Rice, who logged 699 yards ... Also saw action on defense and tallied 12 tackles as a senior ... Logged a season-high five tackles against Columbus ... Named to The Jackson Clarion-Ledger All-State first team ... Helped squad to a 9-3 record and a first-round appearance in the 6A playoffs ... Participated in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game ... Selected as the Offensive Line MVP and strongest man at the National Underclassmen Combine ... Bench-pressed 185 pounds 14 times and also ran a 4.88 shuttle at the event.
Son of Carl Schuetz Jr. and Penni Joyner ... Enjoys playing the guitar ... Born June 12, 1992, in Memphis, Tenn. ... Majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies.