Senior class honored at postseason event
Memphis will honor 15 seniors on Saturday
Game 5 - at Houston - October 12, 2013 - BBVA Compass Stadium - Houston, Texas
Tigers play host to Duke Saturday afternoon
Game 10 - vs. Tulane - November 10, 2012 - Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium - Memphis, Tenn.
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 Temple at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on November 30, 2013. Photos by Joe Murphy
Memphis vs. USF (USATSI Gallery)
Photos by Joe Murphy. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. September 21, 2013.
Memphis vs Duke at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on September 7, 2013
Led all Tiger seniors with 46 total games played ... Made 17 career starts ... Totaled 87 total tackles over his four years (42 solo hits and 45 assists) ... Has registered 14.5 tackles for loss (-49 yards) and six quarterback sacks (-27 yards) ... Also forced a fumble and recovered a fumble ... Added two defensive pass break-ups over his career.
Helped Memphis defense to finish season ranked fourth in American Athletic Conference rushing defense, only allowing 3.3 yards per rush ... Played in all 12 games as a senior, making four starts ... Registered 23 total tackles on the season (15 solo hits and 8 assists) ... Credited with four tackles for loss (11 yards) and one quarterback sack (-3 yards) on the season ... Also broke up a pass on the year ... Registered six total unassisted tackles in first two games of the season against Duke and MTSU ... Added two quarterback hurries and one defensive pass breakup in MTSU game ... Credited with four total tackles in Tigers first win against Arkansas State ... One of those four tackles being a quarterback sack (-3 yards) ... Added two solo tackles in game versus UCF ... Credited with one quarterback hurry at Houston ... Registered three total tackles in games against SMU and Cincinnati ... Added one tackle at South Florida ... Credited with seven total tackles in final two games played in against Louisville and Temple (four solo hits and three assists) ... Registered one quarterback hurry in final game of the season at Connecticut.
Made nine starts while seeing action in all 12 games as a junior ... Finished the year with 35 total tackles (12 solo tackles and 23 assists) including six for loss (-13 yards) and 2.5 quarterback sacks (-9 yards) ... Also had three quarterback hurries during the season ... Began the year by equaling a career high from his freshman season, recording seven tackles including one for loss against UT Martin ... Credited with a half sack, one of three tackles, and broke up a pass against UCF ... Four-tackle effort at Marshall including one for loss and a quarterback hurry ... Helped the Tigers begin their three-game win streak to end the season by equaling a career high with seven tackles against Tulane ... With the Tulane game tied at 13 was credited with back-to-back sacks to force the Green Wave to punt late in the first half ... Teamed with Johnnie Farms for a nine-yard loss on second down and then registered a solo sack to force the Wave to punt ... Lone tackle in the "Battle for the Bones" at UAB came when he was credited for a half sack ... Finished the season with three tackles against Southern Miss.
Played in all 12 games ... Made five total tackles ... Had two solo stops and three assists ... Logged one assisted tackle in each of the first two games vs Mississippi State and Arkansas State ... Registered first solo tackle of season vs Austin Peay ... Posted a solo stop vs Rice ... Logged one assisted hit vs UCF.
One of six true freshmen to make it into the starting lineup ... Played in 10 games and made four starts ... Totaled 24 tackles (13 solo, 11 assists) ... Saw his first collegiate action vs East Carolina ... Posted four tackles against the Pirates ... Logged his first career start vs Middle Tennessee ... Credited with three solo tackles (career high) vs the Blue Raiders ... Two of his tackles vs Middle Tennessee were for lost yardage in the second half, including a sack for minus five yards ... Both TFL forced the Blue Raiders to punt ... Registered a solo tackle vs UTEP, before tying his career best with three stops against Tulsa ... Logged single stops against Southern Miss and Houston ... Recovered a fumble on the Memphis 23 late in the third quarter against Houston (Tigers scored a TD on ensuing drive) ... Had his best game in a reserve role against Marshall ... Posted a career-high seven total tackles, including a sack for minus five yards vs the Thundering Herd ... His sack forced a Marshall fumble that Frank Trotter recovered ... Five of his seven tackles limited Marshall to five or fewer yards ... Started the final two games ... Posted four tackles against UCF, including a sack for a five-yard loss ... Closed out the season tied with Dasmine Cathey and Terrence Thomas for the team lead in sacks with three.
Played for Coach Nathan Cole at Mitchell High School ... Helped the Tigers to a 10-4 record and a Class 5A state semifinal appearance ... Tallied 99 tackles, including 64 solo stops, in 2009 ... Also credited with five sacks in 2009 ... Tallied seven or more tackles in 10 games in 2009 ... Registered a season-high 18 tackles, 14 of which were solo strikes, vs Hillcrest ... Also credited with double-digit stops vs Jackson North Side (11) and Beech (10) ... Recorded two sacks against both Jackson North Side and Melrose ... Snagged an interception against Hamilton and a fumble recovery vs White Station ... Named all-state and all-metro following his senior season ... Participated in the East-West All-Star Game ... Considered a three-star defensive end, according to Rivals.com ... Logged 97 tackles (65 solo) and 10 sacks as a junior ... Registered double-digit tackles vs Christian Brothers (10), Crockett County (16) and Haywood (13) in 2008 ... Credited with three fumble recoveries as a junior (one each vs Hillcrest, Westwood and Haywood) ... Forced a fumble against Christian Brothers and Westwood ... Registered three sacks against Westwood and two vs Hillcrest.
Son of Gloria Jones ... Born Nov. 14, 1991, in Greenwood, Miss. ... Majoring in Criminal Justice.