Senior class honored at postseason event
Memphis will honor 15 seniors on Saturday
Quotes from Monday's press conference with head football coach Justin Fuente
Game 4 - vs UCF - October 5, 2013 - Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium - Memphis, Tenn.
Tigers on the field for the first time for Practice 1 Thursday
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
Memphis vs Duke at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on September 7, 2013
Images from the Tigers' second day of preseason camp.
The University of Memphis participated in the 2013 American Athletic Conference Kickoff and Media Day in Newport, R.I., July 29-30.
Preseason Photo Shoot. Photos by Joe Murphy.
Transferred to Memphis from Northeast Mississippi Community College (NEMCC) ... Prior to his time at NEMCC, attended Georgia Tech ... Enrolled in school for the 2012 spring semester ... Played in all 24 games during his two-year career with the Tigers, starting 23 contests ... Over career, played four different positions on the offensive line, playing 1,529 out of 1,571 total offensive plays during 2012 and 2013 seasons ... Played every snap of the Tigers' first three games in 2012 (198 snaps) ... Played in a career high 84 snaps at Marshall in 2012 ... After playing 69 of 76 offensive plays against SMU in 2013, finished off career playing every snap of the final five games (295 snaps) ... Started all 12 games as a senior in 2013 with starts coming at left guard, right guard and center.
Started every game during the 2013 season ... Played 768 out of 799 total offensive plays in 2013 ... Blocked for a squad that rushed for over 1,500 yards on the ground and passed for over 2,000 yards in the air ... Helped Memphis offense finish ranked fourth in American Athletic Conference red zone efficiency, scoring 32 times on 38 chances (84.2%) ... Tiger offense totaled more than 500 yards (538 total yards) in game at Connecticut ... Started the first three games at left guard, including a win over Arkansas State ... Played in 197 out of 204 offensive plays during those games ... Took over duties at center for the next two games versus UCF and at Houston ... Played season-high 81 snaps in game at Houston ... After playing 69 of 76 offensive plays against SMU in 2013, finished career playing every snap of the final five games (295 snaps).
Played 761 of 772 offensive plays in first season at the University of Memphis ... Started 11 of 12 games and played three different positions during the season ... Started the first four games of the season at right guard while starting the final seven games at center ... Only nonstart came against Rice in which he played 60 of 65 offensive snaps at center and right guard ... In addition to playing at center during the Marshal game, also played at left guard ... Blocked for a unit which raised its total offense in Conference USA games from 243.0 yards per game to 327.1 yards an outing (26 percent increase in yardage from 2011 to 2012) ... in C-USA games, Memphis raised its rushing offense total by 63 percent ... Memphis averaged 318.33 yards of total offense during the 2012 season ... The season total represented a 44-yard improvement from the previous season ... Memphis almost doubled its rushing average from the previous season, averaging 151.75 yards on the ground ... Memphis' 71.43 fourth-down efficiency percentage ranked tied for seventh nationally ... Only five teams converted on fourth down more times than the Tigers (20-of-28).
2010-11 (Redshirt Freshman/Sophomore - Northeast Mississippi CC)
Played two seasons at Northeast Mississippi Community College for Coach Ricky Smither ... Earned MACJC All-State and NJCAA All-Region XXIII honors in 2011 ... An honorable mention selection to the NJCAA All-America team in 2010 ... As a sophomore, helped bolster an offensive line that saw NEMCC's offense become one of the most prolific in school history ... Northeast scored 254 points in 2011, which ranked fifth in school history ... NEMCC tallied 2,618 yards of total offense in 2011 ... Helped lead squad to a 6-4 record and the team's first playoff appearance since 2005 ... Anchored an offensive line that helped NEMCC average nearly 300 yards of total offense in 2010 ... Squad broke into the NJCAA national poll on Oct. 19, 2010, for the first time since 2006 ... Behind Foster's leadership, the offensive line helped the Northeast running attack accumulate 346 yards during its 49-42 win against East Mississippi (Oct. 7, 2010) ... Helped running back Jaquise Cook amass a career-high 267 yards and four scores in that contest ... Assisted Northeast in becoming the second-ranked team in Region 23 in rushing touchdowns (20).
2009 (Freshman - Georgia Tech)
Signed with Georgia Tech in 2009 and redshirted that season before transferring to Northeast Mississippi Community College.
Played for Coach Rick Tomberlin at Valdosta High School ... An Atlanta Journal Constitution 5A All-State first team honoree ... Nationally-ranked No. 27 at his position by Scout.com, No. 32 by Rivals.com and No. 27 by ESPN.com ... Participated in the All-American Offense/Defense Bowl.
Son of Tarrell and Sammantha Foster ... Born Jan. 13, 1991, in Valdosta, Ga. ... Majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies.