62  Frank Trotter
Frank Trotter

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mobile, AL

High School:
John LeFlore HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 275

Position:
DL

Birthdate:
01/17/1990

Experience:
4L


12/15/2011

Four Tigers Named to Phil Steele All-C-USA Team

12/06/2011

Two Tiger Linemen Named to All-Conference USA Team

Ronald Leary and Dontari Poe represent Memphis on the C-USA second team.

12/02/2011

Seniors Honored At 2011 Highland Hundred Post-Season Banquet

11/26/2011

Postgame Notes

11/26/2011

Tigers Drop Final Game, 44-7, at Southern Miss

USM captures C-USA East Division championship with the victory

11/17/2011

Memphis vs. Marshall

Memphis vs. Marshall at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Nov. 17, 2011.

10/08/2011

Memphis vs. Rice - AP Photos - 10/08/11

Memphis vs. Rice - AP Photos - 10/08/11

Career Summary:


Concluded his four-year career ranked third all-time in TFL with 36.5, including a career-high 16.5 TFL as a junior in 2010...Registered over 13 TFL in each of his final two seasons with the Tigers...Started 36 career contests throughout his time at Memphis, including 33 consecutive starts to conclude his career...Registered 10 tackles on three separate occasions throughout his career (2010-Houston, 2010-Marshall and 2011-USM)...Tallied six tackles or more on 12 separate occasions throughout his tenure... Garnered All-Conference USA honorable mention honors as a senior and junior, and team Defensive Player of the Year honors as a junior in 2010... Came to the Tigers as a freshman in 2008 and immediately saw action in each of the season's 13 contests, including three starts throughout the campaign...Got the first starting nod of his career versus East Carolina in 2008, logging five total tackles (three solo) and one TFL.

2011:


Led the defensive line in tackles as a senior in 2011 with 61 total stops...Was the team leader in TFL (13) and sacks (five), while adding three pass break-ups, four quarterback hurries, a forced fumble and a single fumble recovery...Made a career highlight versus Marshall in 2011, returning a fumble 18 yards for one of the Tigers' four defensive touchdowns on the season...Posted five or more tackles in six games, including a season-best 10 stops in the season finale versus Southern Miss...Logged a career-best seven solo tackles in that Southern Miss game...Posted a career-high two sacks against Rice...Posted a TFL in all but three games in 2011...Credited with a career-high three TFL versus Rice Owls.

2010:


Was an honorable mention All-C-USA selection in 2010...One of just six Tigers to start all 12 games...Opened the season with a new personal best in tackles with eight against Mississippi State...In his first tackle of the game, assisted Darius Davis on a TFL for a loss of a yard... Also logged a solo TFL for minus two yards in the third quarter, which ultimately forced MSU to punt two plays later...Credited with another TFL in the fourth quarter for a loss of three yards...Seven of his eight tackles held the Bulldogs to five or fewer yards, and the other tackle was on a punt...Registered five tackles against East Carolina and eight versus MTSU...Had another multiple TFL game against the Blue Raiders, with two for minus six yards...Credited with four tackles against both UTEP and Tulsa...Limited UTEP to no yards on three of his four stops, and also was credited with a QB hurry in the game...All four of his stops against Tulsa, which were solos, yielded two or fewer yards...Posted six tackles against Louisville, including two TFL...Set a new season mark with nine tackles, six of which were solo stops, against Southern Miss...Tallied two TFL, two QB hurries and a pass breakup against the Golden Eagles...Eight of his nine tackles yielded five or fewer yards against USM, and the other tackle was on a punt...Posted his first double-digit tackle effort with 10 stops against Houston...Nine of his 10 stops held Houston to fewer than five yards...Registered five tackles against Tennessee before tying his career best with 10 stops versus Marshall...Logged his first career fumble recovery in the second quarter when Corey Jones sacked Brian Anderson and forced him to cough up the ball and he recovered the ball on the Memphis47...Nine of his 10 tackles in the game held Marshall to five or fewer yards...Registered five stops against UAB and closed the year with six against UCF...Posted multiple TFL in those games as he finished the season having logged at least one TFL in all but three games...Ended the year with 16.5 TFL, which ranks fifth in school history, and is the most since Tony Williams posted 20 TFLs in 1996...Ranked second on the team in tackles with 80...Of his 78 defensive tackles, 71 were stops that allowed the opponent five or fewer yards on the play, and a majority were for no gains or lost yardage...In addition, 70 of his 80 tackles were on rushing plays and two were special teams stops...Was named the Defensive Player of the Year at the team's post-season banquet...Received one of the Spring Practice Performance Awards at the 2011 Blue-Gray Game.

2009:


Played in all 12 games on the defensive line and worked with the special teams unit...Started in the final nine games of the season...Averaged 3.0 tackles per game...Totaled 36 tackles, including17 solo stops, and also logged 3.5 TFLs for a loss of three yards...Tallied three quarterback hurries and a blocked PAT...Participated on special teams in the season opener against Ole Miss and made one solo tackle...Had five solo tackles against Middle Tennessee, including one TFL for a loss of a yard...Posted his second straight game with a TFL for a loss of one yard against UT Martin and had two solo tackles in the game...Credited with two solo tackles in a start against Marshall...Registered two solo tackles against UCF as well as two quarterback hurries...One hurry forced an incomplete pass on third down and the other created a Memphis interception that Jada Brown returned 62 yards...Both tackles were for no gain...Logged three tackles in a start against UTEP...Made three assisted tackles against Southern Miss and blocked a PAT attempt...Registered four assisted tackles against East Carolina...Matched a career best with five tackles against Tennessee, with all five being assisted stops...All but one of the tackles held the Vols short of a first down on third or fourth down conversion attempts...Assisted on two tackles for lost yardage...Tallied two solo tackles in a start against UAB and had a quarterback hurry on an incomplete pass in the second quarter...Matched his career high with five assisted tackles against Houston...Logged two tackles against Tulsa, including an assisted tackle for a loss of a yard...Named the Defensive MVP of the 2010 Blue-Gray Game in the spring after totaling five tackles, two sacks, a pass breakup and a fumble recovery...Received one of the Spring Practice Performance Awards, which was presented at the 2010 Blue-Gray Game.

2008:


Played in all 13 games with three starts on the defensive line at defensive tackle...Started against East Carolina, Southern Miss and SMU in place of injured senior Clinton McDonald...One of eight true freshmen to see action in 2008...Was the first true freshman to start a game on either side of the ball...Credited with a tackle in six games and had five stops in two games...Made his collegiate debut on the defense in the season opener against Ole Miss...Recorded his first collegiate tackle in the Rice game in the third quarter...Posted a career high of two-and-a-half TFL, and five total tackles, against Nicholls State...Logged a career-high four solo tackles on the defensive line against Louisville...All four tackles resulted in gains of seven yards or less, and three of them were for three yards or less...Against East Carolina, became the first true freshman to start on either side of the ball, replacing injured senior Clinton McDonald...Matched his career high with five tackles, three of which were solo stops...Had a solo tackle for a loss of two yards in the second quarter...All five tackles were for gains of five or fewer yards...Started for the second-straight game against Southern Miss, and assisted on one tackle in the third quarter...Started at defensive tackle versus SMU, but was not credited with a tackle...Made two tackles in the second quarter on short gains of four yards versus Tulane...Received the Chris Faros Most Improved Award at the 2009 Blue-Gray Game this spring.

Academic Highlights:


Was a member of the Tiger 3.0 Club for the fall 2008 semester...Named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll in 2008-09.

Prep:


Lettered four seasons at John LeFlore High for coach Greg Quinney...Was a starter on both the offensive and defensive lines...Registered 68 tackles, three sacks and two fumble recoveries as a senior...Voted the team's Lineman of the Year in `07...Selected as a Mobile Press Register Player of the Week twice in his career...Received the Iron Man Award for `07...Tabbed as the Most Improved Defensive Player in `05...Finished his prep career with 139 tackles, nine sacks and five fumbles...Helped his 2004 squad to a region championship.

Personal:


Frank Trotter is the son of Bernadette Key and Frank Williams...Born January 17, 1990, in Mobile, Ala.

Trotter's Career Defensive Statistics
YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT
2008 13/3 10 8 18 0 0 0 3.5-9 0-0 0-0
2009 12/9 17 19 36 0 0 0 3.5-3 0-0 0-0
2010 12/12 39 41 80 1 1 0 16.5-26 0-0 0-0
2011 12/12 46 15 61 3 1 1 13.0-46 5-32 0-0
TOTAL 49/36 112 83 195 4 2 1 36.5-84 5-32 0-0

Trotter's Career Highs
Tackles 10 (2x, last at Marshall, 2010)
Solo Tackles 6 (2x, last vs. Southern Miss, 2010)
Assisted Tackles 7 (vs. Houston, 2010)
Tackles For Loss 2.5 (2x, last at Mississippi State, 2010)
Blocked Kick 1 (PAT at Southern Miss 2009)
QB Hurry 2 (vs. Southern Miss, 2010)
Fumble Recovery 1 (at Marshall, 2010)

Trotter's Game-By-Game
Defense Opponent UT AT TT TFL SK FF PBU INT
8/30/08 Ole Miss 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/6/08 Rice 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/13/08 Marshall 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/20/08 Nicholls State 2 3 5 2.5-7 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/27/08 Arkansas St. 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/2/08 UAB 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/10/08 Louisville 4 0 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/18/08* East Carolina 3 2 5 1-2 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/25/08* Southern Miss 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/8/08* SMU 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/22/08 UCF 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/29/08 Tulane 0 2 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
12/20/08 USF 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0

9/6/09 Ole Miss 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/12/09 MTSU 5 0 5 1-1 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/19/09 UT Martin 2 0 2 1-1 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/26/09* Marshall 2 0 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/3/09* UCF 2 0 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/10/09* UTEP 2 1 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/17/09* Southern Miss 0 3 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/27/09* East Carolina 0 4 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/7/09* Tennessee 0 5 5 1-1 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/14/09* UAB 2 0 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/21/09* Houston 0 5 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/27/09* Tulsa 1 1 2 0.5-0 0-0 0 0 0-0

9/4/10* Miss. State 3 5 8 2.5-5 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/11/10* East Carolina 2 3 5 0.5-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/18/10* MTSU 6 2 8 2-6 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/25/10* UTEP 2 2 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/2/10* Tulsa 4 0 4 1.0-2 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/9/10* Louisville 2 4 6 2.0-1 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/16/10* Southern Miss 6 3 9 2.0-5 0-0 0 1 0-0
10/30/10* Houston 3 7 10 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/6/10* Tennessee 1 4 5 1.5-1 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/13/10* Marshall 5 5 10 2.0-2 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/20/10* UAB 2 3 5 1.5-1 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/27/10* UCF 3 3 6 1.5-3 0-0 0 0 0-0

9/1/11* Miss. State 2 1 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/10/11* Arkansas St. 3 4 7 1.0-4 1-4 0 0 0-0
9/17/11* Austin Peay 2 0 2 0.0-0 0-0 0 1 0-0
9/24/11* SMU 1 3 4 1.0-4 0-0 1 0 0-0
10/1/11* MTSU 6 0 6 1.0-1 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/8/11* Rice 6 0 6 3.0-9 2-8 0 0 0-0
10/15/11* ECU 3 1 4 0.5-1 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/22/11* Tulane 4 0 4 1.0-1 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/29/11* UCF 3 1 4 2.0-12 1-11 0 0 0-0
11/12/11* UAB 4 1 5 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/17/11* Marshall 5 1 6 2.5-12 1.0-9 1 1 0-0
11/26/11* Southern Miss 7 3 10 1.0-2 0-0 0 1 0-0
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