Athlon, Phil Steele's College Football preseason teams announced
Conference USA announces Commissioner's Honor Roll
Defense keeps the offense out of the end zone
Final full week of spring drills ahead for Memphis
Spring game slated for April 6.
You may have seen the first of this year's Memphis football commercials this week; well the Memphis Tiger Network was behind the scenes at the 2012 commercial shoot. Check out some of what you may have seen already and more of what you didn't.
Selected to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team in 2012 ... Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the 2011 fall and 2012 semesters ... Earned C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll distinction for 2011-12 ... Received the 2011 Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year Award at the team's post-season banquet.
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.
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. ... Interdisciplinary Studies major.