63  Josh Eargle
Josh Eargle

RS Senior

Sulphur Springs, Tx

High School:
Sulphur Springs HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 282



Will be a mainstay in the offensive line at left guard ... Was held out of all contact work in spring practice to allow ACL surgery longer to heal ...

2000: Was the Tigers' starter at offensive guard when the 2000 season opened ... Played in 65 of the Tigers' 76 offensive plays in the season opener against Mississippi State University ... Worked 52 of the team's 75 offensive snaps in the win over Louisiana-Monroe before disaster struck ... Injured his knee in the third quarter ... Was diagnosed with a torn ACL and had to have surgery to reconstruct his knee ... Missed the remainder of the season while working in the Tiger weightroom ... Was dedicated to making a return during the 2000 season ... Was able to start running before the conclusion of the season and is expected back for the spring of 2001 ... Has spent the past year as a center in the offensive line but was moved to left guard in the spring and enters the fall as the starter at left guard ... Had a good spring in earning the starting nod ...

1999: Appeared in three games for Memphis in 1999 ... Lettered for the first time during the 1999 campaign ... Got in over 30 snaps during those three games ... Played 14 snaps in the Tigers' 31-26 win over Arkansas State ... Logged 16 plays in the Tiger victory over Tulane in the Superdome ... Worked behind starter Tim Seymour in 1999 ... Was moved to center in the spring of '99 and appears to have landed a starting position ... Was the starter for the first unit throughout the spring ...

1998: Participated in four games for the Tigers in 1998 ... Worked as an offensive guard ... Saw his first action in the Houston contest ... Played seven snaps against the Cougars ... Played seven snaps the following week in the Arkansas contest ... Appeared in six plays in the Tigers' win over Cincinnati and appeared in a season high 10 plays in the Arkansas State victory ... Worked as a defensive tackle in the fall but moved to offensive guard in spring drills ...

1997: Traveled with the Tiger football team throughout the 1997 season but did not participate in a game ... Was redshirted in 1997 ... Spent the fall of 1997 working with the Tiger defensive scout team against the number one offense ... Worked behind T.J. Frier and Marcus Bell in the fall of 1997 ...

Prep: Considered one of the top defensive linemen in the state of Texas ... Was named to the Texas Sportswriters 4A All-State team in 1996 ... Was named the Defensive Player of the Year in District 15-4A ... Was named to the All-District 15-4A team as a defensive tackle ... Played both offensive guard and defensive tackle in 1996 ... Was credited with 69 total tackles and two pass interceptions in 1996 ... Had 12 tackles and two pass interceptions in the Whitehouse game ... Returned both interceptions for touchdowns ... Helped lead team to state playoff bid in 1996 ... Lettered for three years and started for two seasons at Brownwood (TX) High School before transferring to Sulphur Springs ... Lettered for two years in basketball at Brownwood High School ... Was also a member of the track team and threw the shot put for Sulphur Springs ... Had a best throw of 51'6" in competition ... Selected Memphis after receiving offers from Arkansas and Texas ... Was named to the National Honor Society and Who's Who Among American High School Students ... Was a member of the student council ... Played for coach Chuck King at Sulphur Springs High School ...

Born: 1/6/79 ... Is the nephew of Chuck and Lynette King.

Eargle's Statistics

Year Games/Starts Snaps/Total Snaps
1997 - - - - - - - - redshirted - - - - - - - -
1998 4/0 35/716
1999 3/0 31/734
2000 2/2 127/785
Total 9/2 193/2235

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