76  Lou Esposito
Lou Esposito

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Manalapan, NJ

High School:
Manalapan HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 310

Position:
Offensive Guard

Experience:
3L


Will return for a final season after graduating in May of 2000 ... Will attend graduate school this fall ... Received the Glenn Jones 12th Man Award for the fall of 1999 ... Returns to his right guard position for the fall after starting for the past two years ...

1999: Was a starter at strong side offensive guard for Memphis in 1999 ... Started all 11 games ... Had 692 snaps out of a possible 734 plays during the 1999 season ... Sat out just 42 snaps and those came in Tiger victories ... Played a season high 67 snaps in the win over Cincinnati ... Had 65 plays in the Army, Louisville, UAB and Missouri games ... Became a very vocal leader on the Tiger offense ...

1998: Appeared in all 11 games during the 1998 season ... Worked with Artis Hicks as an offensive guard ... Started the Houston game at offensive guard ... Played a season high 42 snaps against Tulane ... Had 35 plays in the win over Arkansas State ... Participated in 31 plays against Ole Miss and had 24 snaps in the Mississippi State contest ... Worked with Tavares Middlebrooks at strong offensive tackle in the spring of 1998 ...

1997: Lettered as an offensive tackle after becoming a starter in 1997 ... Became the starter at right tackle against Minnesota and never gave up his starting role ... Showed great determination during the 1997 season ... Sustained a broken thumb in the Houston game yet never missed a play ... Had surgery on his thumb on the Monday following the Houston game and was back at practice on Tuesday ... Still started the next game against Tulane ... Played just 13 snaps in the season opener against Mississippi State ... Participated in 36 plays at Michigan State ... Started and played 70 snaps against Minnesota ... Had a season high 71 plays against East Carolina ...

1996: Was a late signee for Memphis in the summer of 1996 ... Sat out the 1996 season while being processed through the NCAA Clearing House ... Worked as a member of the offensive scout team once he had been cleared ...

Prep: Came to the Tigers from Manalapan, New Jersey ... Graduate of Manalapan High School who started for four years as an offensive guard and defensive tackle ... Recorded 98 tackles, four quarterback sacks and three fumble recoveries in 1994 ... Was named all-district, all-Shore and all-A North in football in 1994 ... In addition to football he also wrestled and participated with the track team ... Wrestled in the heavyweight division and placed third in the state of New Jersey in 1994 ... Was a shot putter for the track team and won the district with a throw of 51' ... Attended Maine Central prep school in 1995 and lettered as an offensive lineman ...

Born: 9/13/76 ... Son of Elizabeth Esposito.

ESPOSITO'S STATISTICS

YearGames/StartsSnaps/Total Snaps
199711/8523/768
199811/1267/716
199911/11692/734
Total33/201482/2218
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