7  Cameron Essex
Cameron Essex


Atlanta, GA

High School:
DeKalb HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 186

Defensive Back


A returning three-year letterman who saw action as a true freshman for the Tigers during the 2001 season and became a starter during the 2002 campaign ... Was the Tiger starter at cornerback for 10 games in 2003 ... Played in all 12 games of the 2002 season and was a starter in seven contests ... Appeared in all 11 games and became a starter in the later stages of the 2001 season ... Co-recipient of the 2001 Rex Dockery Scholarship ... 2003: Became the Tiger starter at cornerback in the Arkansas State game ... Logged just one tackle in the win over Tennessee Tech ... Was credited with five tackles in the Ole Miss victory and one stop in the Southern Mississippi contest ... Registered three solo tackle and one assist in the win over Arkansas State ... Had three tackles, one pass breakup and one caused fumble in the Memphis win over Houston ... Had another outstanding performance against Tulane ... Started at corner and helped hold the Green Wave to just 105 yards passing for the game ... Was credited with four tackles and one pass breakup and held Tulane's Roydell Williams to just two pass receptions for the game ... Credited with seven tackles and one pass breakup in the East Carolina win ... Registered four tackles in the Memphis win over Louisville ... Had two tackles in the Memphis win over Cincinnati and three hits in the season finale with USF ... Started at corner in the 2003 New Orleans Bowl ... Was credited with one tackle in the Tigers' win over North Texas ... Finished the 2003 season with 42 total tackles, one tackle for lost yardage, five pass breakups and one forced fumble ... 2002: Played in all 12 games of the season ... Was the Memphis starter at fieldcorner for the final six games of the season ... Had five tackles in the season opener against Murray State ... Was credited with two tackles in the Ole Miss, Southern Miss and Tulane games ... Had five tackles in the televised Louisville contest and became the starter the following week against Mississippi State ... Registered eight tackles, one tackle for lost yardage and one pass break-up against the Bulldogs ... Credited with four tackles versus Cincinnati and had his first pass interception against Houston ... Finished the 2002 season with 38 tackles, three tackles for lost yardage, two forced fumbles, one interception, four pass break-ups and one blocked kick which came in the USF contest ... 2001: Was a starter at cornerback for three of the final four games of the 2001 season ... Recorded three tackles in his first collegiate game against Mississippi State ... Logged three stops and a tackle for loss yardage in the Tigers' win over UT-Chattanooga at the Liberty Bowl ... Tallied three hits in the USF victory and had two tackles in the Memphis win over Southern Mississippi ... Had a season-high four total tackles in the road win over Houston ... Started his first game as a Tiger against UAB ... Was also the Tiger starter at cornerback for the Army and Cincinnati games ... Had four tackles in the Army contest and had two tackles in the season finale against Cincinnati ... Finished the season with 31 tackles and one tackle for lost yardage ... Prep: Lettered as defensive back at South West DeKalb High School for three years ... Helped his team to a 9-2 record in 2000 and a 12-1 record in 1999 ... Was credited with 42 tackles, 22 pass breakups and three pass interceptions in 2000 ... Had five tackles and two interceptions in Stephenson High game ... Was an all-region selection in football in 2000 ... Lettered for two years as a member of the South West DeKalb High track team ... Was a member of the academic honor roll in 2000 ... Played for coach Buck Godfrey at South West DeKalb HS ... Is the son of Cheryl Essex ... Born: 9/2/82


Defense G/S UT AT Tot. FR Int. Loss Sacks
2001 11/3 19 12 31 0 0 0.5-1 0-0
2002 12/7 30 8 38 0 1 2.5-7 0-0
2003 13/10 28 14 42 0 0 1-1 0-0
2004 12/6 13 11 24 0 1 0.5-4 0-0
Total 48/26 90 45 135 0 2 4.5-13 0-0

Most Tackles/Game: 8 vs Mississippi State (`02)
Most Solo Tackles/Game: 6 vs Mississippi State ('02)
Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 3 vs Miss State ('01) & Ole Miss (`03)
Most Tackles For Loss/Game: 1 five times
Most Pass Interceptions/Game: 1 vs Houston (`02)
Most Pass Breakups/Game: 2 vs UAB (`01) & Louisville (`03)

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