22  Duke Calhoun
Duke Calhoun

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, TN

High School:
Raleigh Egypt HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 205

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
09/01/1987

Experience:
3L


12/21/2007

Memphis vs. Florida Atlantic

Memphis vs. Florida Atlantic in the New Orleans Bowl; New Orleans, Friday, Dec. 21, 2007. (AP Photos)

2009


Started all 12 games at wide receiver and also participated on special teams...Led the team in receiving yards (923), receptions (68), receiving touchdowns (5) and in average yards per reception (13.6)...Second on the team in all purpose yards (903)...Third on the team in scoring (30)...His 923 yards receiving in 2009 ranks as the second highest single season total in school history and his 68 receptions is also second...Holds the Memphis school record with 10 career 100-yard games...Finished his career with a school record 49-game receiving streak, which ranked third nationally...Caught a pass in each of his 49 games in a Tiger uniform and had multiple catches in 45 of the games...Set a school record in career receptions in the season opener against Ole Miss and totals 212, surpassing Damien Dodson who totaled 147 receptions from 1996-99...Ranks first all-time in career yards with 2,981 moving ahead of Earnest Gray's 2,123 from 1975-78 in the Middle Tennessee contest...Hauled in 19 career touchdowns in four seasons to rank tied for second all-time in school history...Presented with the team's 2009 Most Valuable Player award...Caught a touchdown in five straight games from Sept. 19 to Oct. 17...Finished third on the team with 10 20-yard plus plays with three resulting in touchdowns...Was a part of the two highest offensive plays in 2009 and five of the top nine...31 of his 68 receptions resulted in a first down or a touchdown...Also had nine rushing attempts in 2009, seven tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery...Led all receivers with five catches for 53 yards in the season opener against Ole Miss...Forced his first career fumble in the first quarter after an interception that gave Memphis back the ball...Four of his five completions were for first down and three were for gains of 10 yards or more...Led the team in receptions with four against MTSU for 27 yards...Logged a career high 85-yard touchdown reception from Tyler Bass against UT Martin, which ranks as the fourth longest passing play in school history and the longest since Danny Wimprine was credited with a 92-yard completion to Tavarious Davis against Ole Miss in 2003...Had 108 yards receiving in the first half, which is the most in a half since Carlos Singleton logged 103 yards in the second half against Marshall in 2008...Finished game with nine receptions for a career high 174 yards, which ranks tied for the second highest receiving yard game in school history behind Bob Sherlag's 186 against Mississippi State in 1965...Had his second-straight 100-yard receiving game with 141 yards on five catches against Marshall...Logged an 80-yard reception for a touchdown in the first quarter to notch his second reception of 80 or more yards in consecutive games...Also had a 31-yard reception in the fourth quarter...Hauled in a 61 yard offering from Tyler Bass against UCF for a TD, marking the duo's third-straight game with a touchdown of 60 or more yards...Logged 162 yards and one touchdown on four catches against UCF for his third-straight game of 100-plus yards receiving...The 162 yards receiving ranks as the sixth highest total in school history...Made three receptions for 33 yards and a touchdown against UTEP...Caught a six-yard TD pass to mark his fourth-straight game with a touchdown...Led the team with 83 yards receiving on 11 receptions against Southern Miss...The 11 receptions was a career high and also ties for third in school history...Scored in the fourth quarter on a 12-yard reception to mark his fifth-straight game with a receiving touchdown...Led the team with 91 yards receiving on nine catches against East Carolina...Four of the nine catches were for gains of 10 yards or more...Also had one assisted tackle on special teams...Caught five receptions for 38 yards at Tennessee...Recovered his first career fumble after a Memphis punt was dropped by the Vols and recovered it at Tennessee's 27-yard line...Led the team with 79 yards receiving against UAB on four receptions...Caught the school's third longest pass of the season for 62 yards in the third quarter...Led the team with five receptions against Houston for 17 yards...Had two tackles on special teams against the Cougars...Made four receptions for 25 yards against Tulsa with a long of nine.

2008


Named to the preseason All-Conference USA Team...Played in all 13 games at wide receiver with one start against Marshall...Ranked second on the team in receptions (40) and third in receiving yards (487)...Tallied five or more receptions in four games...Caught four passes for 43 yards and a long of 23 in the season opener against Ole Miss...Registered three receptions for 46 yards for a 15.3 yard per catch average against Rice...Caught two-straight passes for a combined 38 yards in the first quarter...Converted on an eight-yard pass on third down in the second quarter on a U of M touchdown drive...Tallied a season-high 72 yards receiving on five receptions against Marshall...Long catch of the game was a 22 yarder...Logged five catches for 50 yards versus Nicholls State...Also notched his first touchdown reception of the season off a 10-yard toss from Arkelon Hall in the third quarter...Totaled two receptions for 47 yards against Arkansas State...Picked up a 30-yard reception in the fourth quarter that led to a Memphis touchdown...Logged two receptions for 27 yards versus UAB...Had a 21-yard catch in the fourth quarter on the game-winning field goal drive...Tallied five receptions for the third time of the season against Louisville..Recorded two receptions against both East Carolina and Southern Miss..Tallied a 23-yard catch for a first down in the second quarter on 3rd-and-14 against the Golden Eagles...Logged a season high 54-yard reception from Hall for a touchdown in the first quarter versus UCF...Led the team with 53 yards receiving on two catches...Led the Tigers with a season-high six receptions in the St. Petersburg Bowl versus USF...Logged 39 yards receiving and scored on a two-yard toss from Hall in the second quarter...Touchdown cut the deficit to 10 points heading into the locker room at the half...Logged seven receptions of 20-plus yards in 2008.

2007


Played in 12 of 13 games and started the last nine contests...Finesse receiver who led the team in receptions (62) and receiving yards (890) as a sophomore...Recorded 100-plus yards receiving in four of the last seven games...Averaged 93.3 yards in the final seven games of the season...Registered five or more receptions in six of his 12 games...Totaled 12 plays of 20 or more yards in 2007 and five for 40-plus yards...Scored in three of the last six games...Averaged 74.2 yards per game...Ranked sixth in Conference USA (48th nationally) in receiving yards per game and sixth (62nd nationally) in receptions per game (5.2)...Ranked fourth on the team in scoring among non-kickers with 32 points...Opened his sophomore season with a career-high 10 receptions against Ole Miss...Had 87 yards with a touchdown and was on the receiving end of a two-point conversion in the game...Half of his catches against the Rebels were for first down yardage...Caught an eight-yard touchdown pass from Martin Hankins with 31 seconds remaining in the game versus the Rebels to get the Tigers within two points...Tallied just one catch for 20 yards versus Jacksonville State...Sat out the UCF game with a knee injury that ultimately resulted in him requiring surgery at the conclusion of the season...Returned to the field and had just two receptions for five yards against Arkansas State...Led the team with six receptions and 74 yards against Marshall with a long of 30...Led the team for the second straight game with 51 receiving yards and a touchdown on four receptions versus Middle Tennessee...Scored his second TD of the season in the first quarter against MTSU off a 19-yard pass from Will Hudgens...Became the first Memphis player during the 2007 season to reach the century mark in receiving yards with 119 yards on four receptions against Rice...Had a long reception of 49 yards in the contest...Scored the winning touchdown against Tulane and had 39 yards on five receptions...Hauled in the five-yard TD pass from Martin Hankins with 36 seconds remaining in the game...The play was reviewed and stood as a touchdown as originally called...Registered 100-plus yards in the next three straight games...Tallied 107 yards on eight receptions with a touchdown against East Carolina...Was forced to make a tackle against the Pirates on a Tiger interception...Touchdown was off a 14-yard pass from Hankins with just over a minute remaining in the second quarter...Turned in a 124-yard performance in a win over Southern Miss with a 65-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter...Set a career high and tied for fifth in school history with 159 yards against UAB with two career long 70-yard catches...Had 65 yards on six receptions against SMU in the regular-season finale...Hauled in four catches for 40 yards in the New Orleans Bowl versus Florida Atlantic...Had knee surgery following the bowl game and was unable to practice during the spring...Closed out the 2007 season on a 24-game receiving streak.

2006


One of just five true freshmen to play for the Tigers in 2006...Led the team in receiving yards with 681 and in receiving touchdowns with six...Ranked third on the team in scoring with 42 points...Caught at least one pass in all 12 games and boasted multiple receptions in 10 contests...Recorded three 100-yard receiving games as a freshman...Scored touchdowns in four consecutive games...Tallied 14 receptions of 20 or more yards, including a season-high 60-yard catch against Chattanooga...Ranked second all-time by Tiger receivers in their freshmen season in receptions, yards and receiving touchdowns...Ended the season ranked 10th in Conference USA in receiving yards per game with 56.8...Caught two passes for 29 yards in first collegiate game against Ole Miss...Had a break-out game against Chattanooga, posting 109 yards on four receptions...Became the first Tiger freshman since 2001 (Daron White) to post 100-yards receiving in a game...Caught his first collegiate touchdown pass on a 23-yard pass from Martin Hankins against East Carolina...Also caught TD passes in the next three straight games against Tennessee, UAB and Arkansas State...Logged a season-high six receptions for 81 yards against UAB...His lone catch against ASU was a 49-yard touchdown strike from Martin Hankins...Started the next two straight games against Tulsa and Marshall and tallied five receptions in each contest...Totaled a season-high three runs for 16 yards against USM...Scored his first rushing touchdown on a three-yard run late in the fourth quarter against the Golden Eagles...Hit the century mark in two of the last three games of the season, including a six catch, 100-yard effort against UCF...Scored twice against the Golden Knights in his first multiple-TD game...Caught touchdown passes of 24 and 28 yards versus UCF...Held to just one catch for 12 yards by C-USA champion Houston...Returned for a career high in the season finale with five receptions for 129 yards against UTEP...Three of the five receptions against the Miners was for first-down yardage, including a 56-yard catch that gave the Tigers prime field position for a touchdown run by Joseph Doss at the end of the drive.

Honors


Named to the 2009 All-C-USA second team...Was presented one of the True Tiger Awards at the 2009 Blue-Gray Game...Named to the 2007 C-USA Coaches and Media All-Conference second team...Selected to 2006 C-USA All-Freshmen Teams that were selected by league coaches and media...Was an honorable mention Freshman All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com...Selected by coaching staff as team's 2006 Offensive Player of the Year...Recipient of the MVP Award for spring practice in 2007.

Academic Highlights


Earned recognition on Tiger 3.0 Club for spring 2007 semester.

Prep:


All-purpose player for Coach Fred Halley at Raleigh-Egypt High...Named the 2006 Commercial Appeal's MIAA Male Athlete of the Year...Three-sport letterwinner who also played basketball and ran track...Caught 35 passes for 533 yards as a senior...Also rushed for 500 yards and logged 15 touchdowns in 2005...Nationally ranked in the top 50 by position by Scout.com...Had one of his best prep games against White Station High, totaling four touchdowns...Also had an impressive showing against Kingsbury with 15 carries for 208 yards and two TDs...Combined for 17 touchdowns in `04 and `05...Totaled 57 carries for 739 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior...Named all-state honorable mention by the Associated Press...Named All-Shelby-Metro in 2005...Participated in the 2005 AutoZone Liberty Bowl All-Star Classic...Tabbed a "Best of the Preps" selection by the Commercial Appeal...Rated by Rivals.com as the No. 6 prospect in Tennessee and 33rd among the nation's top wide receivers...Helped his track squad to a state championship in 2004.

Personal


Nathaniel Calhoun is the son of Anthony and Tracee Jones...Born September 1, 1987, in Memphis, Tenn.

Calhoun's Career Receiving Statistics
YR G/S NO YDS AVG TDS LG
2006 12/2 42 681 16.2 6 60
2007 12/11 62 890 14.4 5 70
2008 13/1 40 487 12.2 3 54
2009 12/12 68 923 13.6 5 85
TOTAL 49/26 212 2,981 14.1 19 85

Calhoun's Career Highs
Pass Receptions 11 (vs. Southern Miss 2009)
Receiving Yards 174 (vs. UT Martin 2009)
Longest Pass Reception 85 (vs. UT Martin 2009)
Touchdown Receptions 2 (UCF 2006)
Rush Attempts 3 (2 games, last at MTSU 2009)
Rushing Yards 16 (vs. Southern Miss 2006)
Long Rush 10 (vs. UCF 2006)
Rushing Touchdowns 1 (vs. Southern Miss 2006)
Forced Fumbles: 1 (vs. Ole Miss 2009)
Fumble Recoveries: 1 (at Tennessee 2009)

Calhoun's Game-By Game
Receiving Opponent NO YDS AVG TDS LG
9/3/06 Ole Miss 2 29 14.5 0 18
9/9/06 Chattanooga 4 109 27.3 0 60
9/16/06 East Carolina 2 40 20.0 1 23
9/30/06 Tennessee 3 29 9.7 1 21
10/7/06 UAB 6 81 13.5 1 24
10/14/06 Arkansas St. 1 49 49.0 1 49
10/21/06* Tulsa 5 24 4.8 0 15
10/28/06* Marshall 5 59 11.8 0 33
11/5/06 Southern Miss 2 20 10.0 0 14
11/11/06 UCF 6 100 16.7 2 32
11/18/06 Houston 1 12 12.0 0 12
11/25/06 UTEP 5 129 25.8 0 56
9/1/07* Ole Miss 10 87 8.7 1 20
9/15/07* JSU 1 20 20.0 0 20
9/22/07 UCF DNP
9/27/07 Arkansas St. 2 5 2.5 0 5
10/2/07* Marshall 6 74 12.3 0 30
10/13/07* MTSU 4 51 12.8 1 19
10/20/07* Rice 4 119 29.8 0 49
10/27/07* Tulane 5 39 7.8 1 14
11/3/07* East Carolina 8 107 13.4 1 39
11/10/07* Southern Miss 8 124 15.5 1 65
11/17/07* UAB 4 159 39.8 0 70
11/24/07* SMU 6 65 10.8 0 23
12/21/07* Florida Atlantic 4 40 10.0 0 17
8/30/08 Ole Miss 4 43 10.8 0 23
9/6/08 Rice 3 46 15.3 0 32
9/13/08* Marshall 5 72 14.4 0 22
9/20/08 Nicholls State 5 50 10.0 1 12
9/27/08 Arkansas St. 2 47 23.5 0 30
10/2/08 UAB 2 27 13.5 0 21
10/10/08 Louisville 5 50 10.0 0 17
10/18/08 East Carolina 2 16 8.0 0 9
10/25/08 Southern Miss 2 22 11.0 0 23
11/8/08 SMU 1 13 13.0 0 13
11/22/08 UCF 2 53 26.5 1 54
11/29/08 Tulane 1 9 9.0 0 9
12/20/08 USF 6 39 6.5 1 11
9/6/09* Ole Miss 5 53 10.6 0 16
9/12/09* MTSU 4 27 6.8 0 12
9/19/09* UT Martin 9 174 19.3 1 85
9/26/09* Marshall 5 141 28.2 1 80
10/3/09* UCF 4 162 40.5 1 61
10/10/09* UTEP 3 33 11.0 1 26
10/17/09* Southern Miss 11 83 7.5 1 12
10/27/09* East Carolina 9 91 10.1 0 22
11/7/09* Tennessee 5 38 7.6 0 13
11/14/09* UAB 4 79 19.8 0 62
11/21/09* Houston 5 17 3.4 0 9
11/27/09* Tulsa 4 25 6.3 0 9

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