5  Joseph Doss
Joseph Doss

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, TN

High School:
Melrose HS

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 196

Position:
Running Back

Birthdate:
12/19/1985

Experience:
4L


Career Summary:Ranked fourth all-time in career rushing yards at Memphis with 2,339 yards... Only the sixth Tiger in school history to amass 2,000 career yards rushing... Ranked third in school history with 537 rush attempts...Ranked fourth all-time in season carries with 224 and seventh in rushing yards with 910 in 2006...Rushed for 100 or more yards in five career games (two in 2007)... The five 100-yard games ties for sixth in school history...Only fumbled the ball twice in his career on 537 carries, both of which were against Southern Miss in 2004 and 2005...Lettered four years for the Tigers and started 29 of 47 games played... Logged starts in 11 of his 12 games played as a junior...Opened the `06 season with his first-ever 100-yard rushing game, rolling off 112 yards on 23 attempts versus Ole Miss...Scored his first TD of the season on a 37-yard pass from receiver Ryan Scott against Arkansas St....Rushed for his 1,000th career yard in the 2006 Tulsa meeting...Rushed for 105 yards on 22 carries versus USM...Rolled off a then-career-high 133 yards on 28 carries against Houston...Scored three of Memphis' five touchdowns in the `06 season finale victory over UTEP on the road...Was the first Tiger to tally three rushing TDs since DeAngelo Williams scored from the run three times in the `05 Motor City Bowl...Registered a touchdown in the final seven games of the season...Ended the year leading the Tigers in rushing with 910 yards and was second in scoring with nine touchdowns...Had his best night as a kick returner in the `05 UTEP contest, logging five returns for 110 yards...Scored his first collegiate touchdown in the UCF game on his 82nd career carry...Added his second score just three minutes later...Led the Tigers in rushing against Tennessee with 76 yards on 17 attempts...Finished the `05 season as the third-leading rusher with 440 yards on 85 carries...Led Memphis in kick returns with 423 yards on 19 returns for an average of 22.3 yards per return...Played in 11 games as a true freshman in 2004 and finished the year as the second-leading rusher with 183 yards on 54 carries

Career Highlights: Ranks 4th all-time in career rushing yards at Memphis with 2,339 yards...Ranks fourth all-time in season carries with 224 and seventh in rushing yards with 910 in 2006...Rushed for 100 or more yards in five career games...Has only fumbled the ball twice in his career on 537 carries, both of which were against Southern Miss in 2004 and 2005.

Honors:Selected as a permanent captain in 2007 by his teammates...Was a 2006 and 2007 C-USA Honorable Mention pick...Received the Glenn Jones Award at the 2006 and 2007 Blue-Gray Games for leadership through determination...Presented the True Tiger Award at the 2005 Blue-Gray Game.

Notable:Graduated in May 2008 with a bachelor's degree in business...Worked an internship with the M Club during the spring semester.

2007:One of the team captains for the New Orleans Bowl..Started all 12 games played...Ranks third in school history with 537 rush attempts...Only the sixth Tiger in school history to amass 2,000 career yards rushing...Led the team in rushing with 806 yards on 174 attempts...Fifth on the team in scoring among non-kickers with 30 points off five rushing touchdowns...Second on the team in all-purpose yards with 951...Averaged 79.2 all-purpose yards per game and 14.5 rushes for 67.2 yards...Has five career 100-yard rush games (two in 2007)...The five 100-yard games ties for sixth in school history...Has logged 24 receptions on the season for 145 yards with a long of 17...Served as one of the team captains in the East Carolina, UAB and SMU contests...Totaled 20 carries for 91 yards in the New Orleans Bowl...Also led the team in receptions in the bowl game with five for 42 yards...Rushed for 75 yards on 16 attempts against SMU...Rushed for 168 yards and a touchdown on 19 attempts against UAB with a season long run of 31 yards...Had a season high 26 yards receiving against Southern Miss on three catches with a season long of 17 yards...Totaled 40 yards on 12 carries against East Carolina with a touchdown on a two-yard run...Carried the ball 15 times and rushed for 50 yards against Tulane...Rushed for a career high 175 yards with a touchdown on 24 carries against Rice...Had a 14-game receiving streak end against Arkansas State...Scored his second touchdown of the season on a one-yard run against Arkansas State and finished with 50 yards rushing on 17 attempts...Missed the Jacksonville State game with a knee injury...Scored Memphis' first touchdown of the season on a one-yard run against Ole Miss.

2006: Logged starts in 11 of his 12 games played as a junior...Opened the season with his first-ever 100-yard rushing game, rolling off 112 yards on 23 attempts against Ole Miss...Just missed the century mark against East Carolina with 99 yards on 23 carries...Also caught three passes for 33 yards against the Pirates...Rushed for more than 50 yards in the final eight games of the season, including back-to-back 80-yard efforts against Tulsa and Marshall...Scored his first touchdown of the season on a 37-yard pass from receiver Ryan Scott against Arkansas State...Scored on rushing attempts in the next three consecutive games against Tulsa, Marshall and Southern Miss...Scored on a four-yard run against the Golden Hurricane...Rushed for his 1,000th career yard in the Tulsa meeting...Was the first to strike in the Marshall contest, scoring on a one-yard run in the first quarter...Also logged a one-yard TD run against USM...Rushed for 105 yards on 22 carries versus the Golden Eagles...Helped tie the score up at 14 against UCF after scoring on a 28-yard pass from Martin Hankins in the second quarter...Rushed for a career-high 133 yards on 28 carries against Houston...Pulled Memphis to within a touchdown on a one-yard TD run against the Cougars with just over six minutes left in regulation...Scored three of Memphis' five touchdowns in the season finale victory over UTEP on the road...Scored twice on two-yard runs and also logged an eight-yard scoring run...Two of his touchdown runs were in the fourth quarter...Finished the game with 82 yards and a career-best three scores on 28 attempts...Was the first Tiger to tally three rushing touchdowns since DeAngelo Williams scored from the run three times in the 2005 Motor City Bowl...Registered a touchdown in the final seven games of the season...Ended the year leading the Tigers in rushing with 910 yards and was second in scoring with nine touchdowns...Also finished the season as Memphis' fourth-leading receiver, logging 25 receptions for 205 yards and two touchdowns...Registered six offensive plays for 20 or more yards in 2006...Ranked sixth in Conference USA in rushing yards per game with an average of 75.8.

2005: Played in all 12 games as a sophomore, starting in four contests...Consistent player who often gains praise from coaching staff for being an all-around player who is dedicated on and off the field...Opened the season against Ole Miss with four carries for 18 yards...Gained a career-high 85 yards on 12 rushes in the win over Chattanooga...Had six rushes for 32 yards in the Tulsa contest and returned two kickoffs for 38 yards... Totaled six yards on two carries in the win over UTEP...Had his best night as a kick returner in the UTEP contest, logging five returns for 110 yards...Had a long return of 26 yards in that game...Scored his first collegiate touchdown in the UCF game on his 82nd career carry...Added his second score just three minutes later...Finished the UCF game with nine carries for 33 yards...Rushed for 67 yards on seven carries in the win over East Carolina...Had a long gainer of 31 yards against the Pirates...Was the Tiger starter at tailback in the Tennessee game due to an injury to DeAngelo Williams...Led the Tigers in rushing against the Vols with 76 yards on a then-career-high 17 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry...Also returned one kickoff for 14 yards and caught four passes for 11 yards...Rushed for 35 yards on eight carries in the win over Southern Miss...Totaled nine carries for 56 yards in the Motor City Bowl...Also logged 97 yards on three kick returns...Finished the season as the third-leading rusher with 440 yards on 85 carries...Led Memphis in kick returns with 423 yards on 19 returns for an average of 22.3 yards per return.

2004: Saw his first collegiate action in the win over Chattanooga, totaling two rushes in the fourth quarter, as well as one kickoff return for 17 yards...Saw action at both running back and kick returner against Arkansas State...Caught his first pass as a Tiger and raced 15 yards for a key first down in the win...Saw extended duty against UAB, recording five rushes for seven yards, and also catching two passes for 17 yards and a key first down...Recorded six rushes for 27 yards and caught two passes for five yards in the win over Houston...Averaged 4.5 yards per carry, and had two kickoff returns for 24 yards versus the Cougars...Upped his production to eight carries for 66 yards in the win over Tulane...Grabbed one pass for 29 yards and a key first down versus the Green Wave...Worked at both tailback and receiver against Cincinnati, totaling two pass receptions for nine yards and rushing the ball fives times for 13 yards...Had two carries for 11 yards and caught one pass for 58 yards in the Louisville game...Tallied seven rushes for 40 yards and a pass reception for seven yards versus USM...Logged a season-high 10 rushes versus USF, totaling 14 yards while subbing for DeAngelo Williams...Tallied five rushes for seven yards and had three pass receptions against Bowling Green in the GMAC Bowl...Finished the year as the second-leading rusher with 183 yards on 54 carries...Added 13 pass receptions for 139 yards.

Honors: Received the Glenn Jones Award at the 2006 Blue-Gray Game for leadership through determination...Presented the True Tiger Award at the 2005 Blue-Gray Game.

Prep: Rated as the top running back in Memphis in 2003, rushed for 1,162 yards and 21 touchdowns...Also totaled 14 pass receptions for 215 yards in 2003...Rushed for four touchdowns in the Golden Wildcats' win over Craigmont High...Rushed for 387 yards and scored seven touchdowns in Melrose's four playoffs games...Named to the Tennessee Football Coaches Association 4A All-State Team...Ranked as the number 10 all-purpose back in the nation by Rivals.com...Winner of WHBQ AM 56 Golden Boot Award...Named to the 2003 Preseason All-Shelby Metro first team offense...Led Region 8-4A in rushing in 2002 with 1,328 yards...Also led region in average rushing yards per game at 102.2, average yards per carry at 8.6, in touchdowns with 15, and in total carries with 154...Ranked third in the region in kickoff returns and third in total offense...Received several honors following 2002 season including, All-Shelby Metro (2nd), All-Region 8-4A (1st) and All-Tennessee (2nd)...Helped MHS to a third-place ranking in the state that season with a 12-1 record...Had two-year (`02-'03) rushing totals of 313 carries for 2,490 yards and 36 touchdowns...Was the state decathlon champion in 2004...Led Melrose to victory in the 2003 TSSAA class 3-A state track meet...Placed sixth in the decathlon as a junior with 5,711 points...Placed second in the 300-meter hurdles in the state meet with a time of 38.33 seconds...Was fourth in the 110 high hurdles with a time of 14.76 seconds...Was a member of the 1,600-meter relay team that won the state title...Named to the Class AAA All-Metro track team in 2003...Selected to The Commercial Appeal's Best of the Preps in track in 2003.

Personal: Joseph Darnell Doss is the son of Barbara Doss...Born December 19, 1985, in Memphis, Tenn.

DOSS' CAREER HIGHS Most Rushes: 28 vs. Houston, UTEP ('06) Most Rush Yds: 175 vs. Rice (`07) Longest Run: 32 vs Southern Miss ('06) Most Rushing Touchdowns: 3 vs. UTEP (`06) Most Receptions: 5 vs Florida Atlantic (`07) Most Yards Receiving: 58 vs Louisville ('04) Longest Receptions: 58 vs. Louisville (`04) Most Receiving Touchdowns 1 vs. Arkansas State, UCF (`06) Most Kickoff Returns/Game: 5 vs. UTEP (`05) Most Kickoff Return Yards/Game: 110 vs UTEP (`05) Longest Kickoff Return/Game: 35 vs Akron (`05) Most All-Purpose Yards/Game: 153 vs Akron (`05)

Doss' Career Rushing Statistics
YR G/S NO YDS AVG TDS LG
2004 11/2 54 183 3.4 0 22
2005 12/4 85 440 5.2 2 31
2006 12/11 224 910 4.1 7 32
2007 12/12 174 806 4.6 5 31
Total 47/29 537 2,339 4.4 14 32

Doss' Career Receiving Statistics
YR G/S NO YDS AVG TDS LG
2004 11/2 13 139 10.7 0 58
2005 12/4 9 -2 -0.2 0 7
2006 12/11 25 205 8.2 2 37
2007 12/12 24 145 6.0 0 17
Total 47/29 71 487 6.9 2 58

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