Athlon Sports announces preseason teams for American Athletic Conference
Publication announced Preseason American Athletic Conference Teams Monday
Commencement festivities moved to Sunday due to Grizzlies' game conflict.
Memphis goes through first local practice for Miami Beach Bowl
Memphis has six players named to league's first-team
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 USF on November 22, 2014 at the Liberty Bowl. Photos by Joe Murphy
Football vs. Tulsa; photos by Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports
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.
November 9, 2013 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Photos by Cecil Anderson
Enters senior season having caught more touchdown passes than any other tight end in school history (11) … The former walkon has now caught 65 career passes for 821 yards … Has averaged 12.6 yards per reception … Played in all 13 games as a junior and has now appeared in 36 career games … Has started 30 career games including 21 over the past two seasons.
First Team All-Conference selection by the American Athletic Conference’s head coaches following stellar junior season in 2014 when he led the Tigers to an American Athletic Conference title and a record-tying, 10-win season … Named to the inaugural American Athletic Conference All-Academic Football Team following the 2014 season ... Named to the Tiger 3.0 list for the 2011 Fall, 2012 Spring, 2012 Fall, 2013 Fall, 2014 Spring and 2014 Fall semesters (six total semesters) ... First-team pick on the 2013 preseason All-American Athletic Conference team selected by Athlon Sports ... Selected to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team in 2012 ... Received the 2011 Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year Award at the team's postseason Highland Hundred Awards Banquet.
Co-leader on American Athletic Conference championship team with four touchdown receptions, finishing the year with 28 catches for 373 yards … Accounted for two of the three-longest pass plays of the year for the Tigers … Played in all 13 games and performance during the 2014 season led to being named to the American Athletic Conference All-Conference First Team as selected by the league’s coaches …. Began the year by catching four passes for 48 yards in the Tigers’ 63-0 shutout of Austin Peay … Caught a nine-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter to establish a new career receiving record for tight ends … At the point in his career, had eight touchdown receptions passing Billy Kendall (1997-2000) for the all-time lead … Had two receptions for 57 yards, scoring on both catches for the Tigers in a 36-17 win over Middle Tennessee … Capped Memphis’ opening series with a seven-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Paxton Lynch … In the fourth quarter, caught a career-long, 50-yard pass for a touchdown and extend the Tigers’ lead to 29-10 … Two touchdown game marked second time to have multiple TD receptions in a game, the first coming against Southern Miss freshman year … Equaled a career high with four receptions for 38 yards against Houston … Only career rushing play came against SMU, scoring on a one-yard run that gave Memphis a 21-0, second-quarter lead … Also had two catches for 28 yards against the Mustangs as Memphis began a seven-game winning streak … Caught three passes for 35 yards including a long 18-yarder in which he leaped a defender … Against Temple, had two receptions for just four yards but plays were following by scoring plays in the defensive battle as the Tigers became bowl eligible for the first time since 2008 … Among two receptions for 21 yards against USF, had an 18-yard catch late in the first half to set up a Tiger touchdown which put Memphis out in front, 14-3 … In the Tigers’ Miami Beach Bowl victory, had three catches for 69 yards … Had a 47-yard catch in the first quarter of the bowl game and caught a 17-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter which put the Tigers out in front 38-28.
From tight end position, caught 14 passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns during sophomore year ... Had at least one reception in eight games during the year, including the first four contests of the season ... Had touchdown receptions in back-to-back games against Middle Tennessee and Arkansas State ... His one-yard touchdown reception with 13:38 to play gave the Tigers a 15-14 lead at Middle Tennessee ... A six-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter of the Arkansas State game gave the Tigers a 14-0 lead en route to a 31-7 victory ... Had three receptions for 19 yards against A-State ... Caught a 26-yard pass to set up a scoring run on the Tigers' first drive of the UCF game ... Had a season high three receptions for 31 yards against Cincinnati ... A 16-yard reception in the Cincinnati game was part of a 70-yard scoring drive which cut a Bearcat lead to 21-14 in the third quarter ... Had a 25-yard catch in the Temple game.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman)
Played in all 12 games, starting 10 as a redshirt freshman ... Led the Tigers in receiving touchdowns with five including three in the last two games of the season ... Ranked third on the team with 23 receptions for 301 receiving yards ... Will begin his sophomore season in 2013 with a streak of five straight, multiple-reception games ... Had two solo tackles as a member of Memphis' special teams units ... Started the Tigers' season opener against UT Martin and caught his first career pass in the game for a 36-yard pickup ... On the road at Arkansas State had three receptions for 31 yards, catching an 18-yard touchdown pass to culminate the Tigers' first drive of the game ... In Memphis' conference opener against Rice had three catches for 35 yards ... Scored the game-winning touchdown against Rice with an 11-yard reception late in the third quarter to account for the final score, 14-10 ... On Memphis' first scoring drive of the third quarter to cut Rice's lead to 10-7, had a 21-yard reception to advance the ball into the Red Zone (19-yard line) ... Caught two passes for 35 yards including a 24-yarder against SMU ... During the Tigers' three-game, conference win streak to end the season had eight receptions for 131 yards ... Caught two passes for 46 yards against Tulane ... Caught a 19-yard pass on fourth-and-one to extend an eventual touchdown drive in the fourth quarter against the Green Wave ... In the Battle for the Bones at UAB, caught three passes for 36 yards including a 25-yard touchdown reception to put the Tigers out in front 21-0 in the first quarter ... Finished the season with his first multiple-touchdown game, catching three passes for 49 yards and two scores against Southern Miss ... Had a one-yard touchdown reception against Southern Miss to put the Tigers up 14-3 in the second quarter and also hauled in a 38-yard scoring strike in the third quarter.
Joined the Tigers in 2011 fall camp ... Did not see game action.
Millington High School
Earned four varsity letters as a linebacker, tight end and long snapper for Coach Chris Michael at Millington High School ... Received all-region honors on both offense and defense in his career ... Garnered All-District 14-3A recognition as a tight end in 2010 ... Earned First Citizens National Bank Player of the Week honors in 2009 after tallying four solo tackles, six assisted tackles and two sacks ... Selected to participate in the annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game following his senior campaign ... Also competed on the Trojans' baseball and basketball teams.
Son of Brad Cross ... Born May 2, 1993 in Memphis, Tenn. ... Chemistry major.