Spring practice resumes at Memphis on Tuesday
Hornsey named NCAA Consensus All-American
Senior class honored at postseason event
Game 11 - Temple - November 30, 2013 - Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium - Memphis, Tenn.
Memphis will honor 15 seniors on Saturday
The University of Memphis football team wrapped-up its final day of two-a-day practices on Wednesday. Head coach Justin Fuente talks about the final two-a-day practice.
The Tigers suited up in full pads for the first time today in preparation for two-a-days starting tomorrow.
Memphis opens up the 2013 season hosting Duke on September 7.
Day two of preseason camp is in the books for the Memphis Tigers football team and it was another scorcher. Watch highlights and interviews from day two right here on the Memphis Tiger Network.
The Memphis football team opened up their preseason camp today. Check out some highlights from the first day and hear from junior DB Bobby McCain and head coach Justin Fuente.
Memphis Football vs Temple at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on November 30, 2013. Photos by Joe Murphy
Images from the first day of preseason camp at the University of Memphis.
Preseason Photo Shoot. Photos by Joe Murphy.
Over four-year career with the Tigers played in 39 games, making 20 starts ... Registered 101 total tackles with 50 solo tackles and 51 assists during career ... Added 21 tackles for lost yardage (70 yards) ... Recorded six quarterback sacks (-38 yards), two fumble recoveries and forced two more fumbles ... Both forced fumbles came in 2012 ... Career best of nine tackles came against UCF in 2011, five solo stops ... One of the nine total tackles against the Knights was for lost yardage.
Selected to Phil Steele's College Football Preview's All-American Athletic Conference First-Team Defense ... Third-Team Defense selection on Athlon Sports' College Football preseason All-American Athletic Squad ... Named to the All-Conference USA Second Team as selected by the league's head coaches following his junior season (2012) ... Also named to Phil Steele's 2012 Postseason All-Conference Third Team ... Earned a Spring Iron Tiger Award presented at the 2011 Blue-Gray Game.
Helped Memphis defense to finish season ranked fourth in American Athletic Conference rushing defense, only allowing 3.3 yards per rush ... Saw action in six games his senior season, making three starts ... Finished the year with 11 total tackles, eight solo stops and three assists ... Recorded three tackles for loss (7 yards) and one quarterback sack on the season ... Credited with four tackles in first game against Duke ... Followed up with three tackles (2 solo) at Middle Tennessee ... Added one quarterback sack (-3 yards) against the Blue Raiders ... Had one tackle in game at South Florida ... Both tackles recorded at South Florida were unassisted ... Added another solo tackle in final game at Connecticut.
For a second straight season, saw action in all 12 games ... Finished the year with 38 total tackles - 17 solo stops and 21 assists ... Registered 9.5 tackles for loss (38 yards) and 2.5 quarterback sacks (27 yards) ... Credited with a pass breakup, forced two fumbles and recovered another ... Ranked second on the team in tackles for loss ... Combined for three tackles for lost yards in the first two games of the season against UT Martin and Arkansas State ... Had two tackles for lost yardage in games against Arkansas State, UCF and Tulane ... Registered his first sacks of the season in wins over Tulane and UAB ... Helped begin a season-ending, three-game win streak with a five-tackle performance against Tulane ... Had two tackles for loss (19 yards) and 1.5 quarterback sacks (18 yards) in the Tulane win ... Also forced and recovered a fumble against Tulane ... The five tackles against the Green Wave equaled a season high set against Duke earlier in the year ... Had a big tackle for a nine-yard loss in the victorious Battle for the Bones against UAB.
Saw action in all 12 games ... Made 10 starts at defensive tackle ... Recorded 42 total tackles (seventh on team) with 22 solo stops and 22 assists ... Led squad with seven QB hurries ... Second on team with 8.5 TFL (25 yards) and also second with 2.5 QB sacks (8 yards) ... Had a team-high two blocked kicks ... Picked up one fumble recovery (11 yards) ... Had four games with five or more total hits ... Had eight total tackles vs Arkansas State, including a career-best six assists ... Had 1.5 QB sacks and a blocked FG vs the Red Wolves ... Posted six total stops vs Middle Tennessee, including a career-high five solo hits ... Posted six tackles vs Rice (3-3) ... Had three solo hits and a blocked FG vs East Carolina ... Recorded a career best for total tackles (9) vs UCF ... Tied a career high with five solo hits vs the Knights.
Played in nine games as a true freshman ... Credited with 10 total tackles with three solo and seven assists ... Registered two solo tackles in his first collegiate game vs Mississippi State ... Posted three tackles against East Carolina ... Made his first collegiate start against Houston ... Logged a season-high four stops vs the Cougars ... Recorded the team's only blocked kick, getting his hands on a 45-yard field goal attempt by UCF ... Enrolled at Memphis in January and was announced in February as a member of the 2010 signing class ... Practiced with the squad in the spring.
Originally signed with North Carolina in February of 2009, before joining the squad at Hargrave Military Academy ... Played for Coach Robert Prunty at Hargrave ... Ranked No. 16 on the Rivals.com prep school Top-50 list ... A four-star lineman at Perry High School, according to Rivals.com ... Played at PHS for Coach Andy Scott ... Listed by Rivals.com and Scout.com as the No. 11 offensive guard in the country ... Considered the No. 9 prospect in Georgia by SuperPrep ... A SuperPrep All-American and the No. 16 offensive lineman in the country ... Selected to the Atlanta Journal & Constitution Super 11 Team ... Rated the No. 15 prospect in Georgia by Rivals.com ... ESPN.com ranked him among the top-30 offensive guards in the country ... Also a member of PrepStar's High School All-America Team ... Twice named all-state first team in Georgia.
Son of Johnnie Farms Sr., and Larzarnia Adkison ... Born Sept. 17, 1990, in Perry, Ga. ... Majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies.