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.
Images from the first day of preseason camp at the University of Memphis.
Commerce High School
Named the District 6-2A Defensive Most Valuable Player following a senior season in which he posted 131 total tackles (82 solo stops and 49 assists) ... Tackle total included 16 tackles for lost yards and four quarterback sacks ... Forced three fumbles, recovered two others and broke up a pair of passes ... Also named to the All-District 6-2A Academic Team ... Two-time APSE All-State Honorable Mention selection on defense ... Began the 2012 season with five straight, double-digit tackle games ... Had 14 tackles including two tackles for loss against North Lamar, 14 tackles against Cooper, 11 tackles against Princeton and 12 tackles against Pleasant Grove ... Closed out the five-game stretch with a career-high 20 tackle game in a 35-14 win over Van Alstyne ... The 20-tackle performance included 13 solo stops, three tackles for loss and a pair of quarterback sacks ... In addition to seven double-digit tackle games during the 2012 season, had three games in which he registered nine total stops including back-to-back games against Sunnyvale and Pottsboro ... Closed out his career with double-digit tackles in Commerce's two playoff games ... Had 11 tackles including three tackles for loss in a 32-13 win over Whitesboro ... Had 13 tackles and a career-high five tackles for loss against New Boston ... Head coach at Commerce was Scott Wells and position coach was Kyle Abshire ... Before Commerce dropped down to Class 2A, was named the District 10-3A All-District Defensive Line MVP as a junior in 2011 ... Accounted for 93 total tackles as a junior at Commerce, including 61 solo stops ... Had eight quarterback sacks, five quarterback hurries and recovered a pair of fumbles ... Registered at least one tackle for lost yardage in the final 10 games of the season ... Helped lead the Tigers to seven straight wins to start the season ... Had nine tackles, including two for lost yardage, in the second game of the season against Crandall ... Went on to have four, double-digit tackle games, including back-to-back performances in the first full month of the season ... Posted an 11-tackle effort against Gainesville which included two quarterback sacks as well as a fumble recovery ... The following week had a career-high three quarterback sacks during a 10-tackle game against Kaufman ... Had a couple more back-to-back, double-digit tackle games later in the season starting with a 10-tackle effort in a win over Anna including two tackles for loss and a quarterback sack ... Had a season-high 13 tackles and recovered a fumble against Celina ... As a sophomore had 10 total tackles and also carried the ball 11 times for 77 yards and two touchdowns ... Also participated in power lifting and placed third at the Region 3 Division 2 Regional Finals last March.
Son of Karen Crosby ... Born Sept. 29, 1994 in Sulphur Springs, Texas ... Has two siblings, Jeremy Cortez and Casey Shields.