Career Summary: Four-year letterwinner who made an immediate impact as a freshman in 2002...Became a starter at tight end after an injury to senior Jeff Cameron...Played in 11 of the 12 games in 2002...Missed the Ole Miss game because of a neck injury...Caught his first collegiate pass in the ESPN-televised Louisville game...Scored his first collegiate touchdown in the TCU game...Was the Tiger starter at tight end in 2003, appearing in all 13 games...Had four pass receptions for 92 yards in the win over Ole Miss...His 92 yards ranks as the third-highest total for a tight end in school history...Finished his sophomore season with 17 catches for 194 yards...Logged eight starts in 12 games played in 2004...Had a long pass reception of 30 yards against Chattanooga...Had two touchdown grabs in the GMAC Bowl against Bowling Green...Completed the 2004 campaign with 11 catches for 137 yards and three touchdowns...Was second on the team in touchdown catches in 2004...Also a key blocker for All-American tailback DeAngelo Williams.
Honors: Named to the 2002 C-USA All-Freshman Team...Selected to The Sporting News' All-Conference USA Team...Received the co-Offensive Lineman Award at the 2005 Football banquet.
2005 Highlights: Voted by his teammates as one of the permanent captains...Returned to his starting tight end position for the season-opener against Ole Miss...Had one pass reception for 11 yards against the Rebels...Had one pass reception for 18 yards in the Tulsa game...Suffered a pulled groin in practice prior to the UTEP contest...Played the game in pain but did not catch a pass...Worked one play in the UCF game but was unable to continue...Caught two passes for 25 yards in the Tigers' win over East Carolina, including a 20-yard grab that set up a Tiger touchdown...Had three pass receptions for 37 yards against Tennessee...Caught 12 passes for 170 yards during his senior season.
2004: Started at tight end in the win over Ole Miss but did not have a pass reception...Caught two passes for 39 yards and one touchdown in the Tigers' 52-21 win over Chattanooga...Grabbed a nine-yard touchdown pass from Danny Wimprine to open the scoring against UTC...Had a long pass reception of 30 yards against the Mocs...Had a tough game against Arkansas State but contributed key blocks in the Tigers' come-from-behind victory...Caught one pass for four yards in the UAB game...Had one pass reception for 10 yards in the win over Houston...Had three pass receptions for 17 yards in the Louisville contest...Grabbed one pass for four yards in win over USM...Credited with one pass reception for seven yards and a first down on Tigers' first scoring drive of the USF game...Had a tremendous showing in the GMAC Bowl, totaling two touchdown grabs against Bowling Green...Scored Memphis' first touchdown of the bowl game with a 42-yard pass from Danny Wimprine...Also Scored the last TD of the game off a 14-yard pass from Wimprine...Completed the 2004 campaign with 11 catches for 137 yards and three touchdowns...Was second on the team in touchdown catches in 2004...
2003: Was the Tiger starter at tight end in 2003, appearing in all 13 of the Tigers' games... Became a big part of the Memphis offense...Had four pass receptions for 92 yards in the win over Ole Miss...His 92 yards rank as the third-highest total for a tight end in school history...Was the team's second-leading receiver in the win over Houston...Had two pass receptions for 36 yards and two key first downs in the Houston game...Grabbed two passes for five yards against Louisville...Credited with two catches for three yards in the regular-season finale against USF...Started at tight end in the 2003 New Orleans Bowl and logged two catches for 14 yards...Finished the season with 17 pass receptions for 194 yards...
2002: Made an immediate impact as a true freshman...Was named to the 2002 Conference USA All-Freshman Team...Was also selected to The Sporting News All-Conference USA Team...Became the Memphis starter at tight end after an injury to senior Jeff Cameron...Played in 11 of the 12 games in 2002...Missed the Ole Miss game due to a neck injury in practice after the Murray State game...Started seven games when the Tigers were not in a four wide set...Caught his first collegiate pass in the ESPN televised Louisville game...Had one pass reception for 15 yards in the Houston contest which gave the Tigers a needed first down...Had a catch against Army and closed the season with two receptions for 16 yards and a touchdown in the TCU game...Finished the 2002 season with five pass receptions for 44 yards and one touchdown...
Prep: Lettered as a tight end at St. Augustine High under Coach Anthony Biagas...Rated as the top tight end in the state of Louisiana according to SuperPrep Magazine...Was named to SuperPrep Football Magazine's All-Region Team for 2001...Received All-America and all-state honors while at St. Augustine...Was twice named to the Louisiana All-State team...Rated as the No. 14 overall prospect in the state of Louisiana by SuperPrep...Was rated as high as the number 10 tight end prospect in the country by one recruiting service...Caught 11 passes for 209 yards and one touchdown in 2001...Was an All-Metro selection in New Orleans...Had committed to Georgia before deciding on the Tigers...Also recruited by Auburn, Michigan, West Virginia, Georgia Tech and Tulane...
Personal: John Doucette IV is the son of John and Joycelyn Doucette...Is related to Byron and Aaron Hodges who both played at Illinois...Born Jan. 8, 1984 in El Paso, Texas.
DOUCETTE'S STATISTICS Receiving G/GS No Yds Avg Tds LG 2002 11/7 5 44 8.7 1 15 2003 13/9 17 194 11.4 0 53 2004 12/8 11 137 12.5 3 42