Returning sophomore center started all 13 games in 2014
Memphis Tigers kickoff 2014 season on Saturday
Tigers will go through NCAA-limit 15 sessions
Memphis has 28 student-athletes named to team
Get ready for your 2014 Memphis Tigers football season with this behind-the-scenes look at the team's winter and summer workouts.
Don't miss the 2014 season opener on August 30 when the Tigers host Austin Peay at 6 PM at the Liberty Bowl!
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 BYU in the Miami Beach Bowl on December 22, 2014, at Marlins Park in Miami, Fla.
Memphis Football vs USF on November 22, 2014 at the Liberty Bowl. Photos by Joe Murphy
Memphis Football vs Austin Peay on Aug. 30, 2014 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Photos by Joe Murphy
Earned Tiger 3.0 list recognition for the Fall 2013 semester ... Named to the inaugural American Athletic Conference All-Academic Football Team.
2014 (Redshirt Freshman)
Started all 13 games at center during the Tigers’ 2014 championship season … Helped Memphis to its first conference title since 1971 and just the program’s second, 10-win season … The 2014 season marked Memphis’ first 10-win season since 1938 … Memphis closed out the year with a seven-game winning streak … Played 797 of 1,012 offensive snaps during rookie year (78.8 percent) … Played every snap in three games including the Tigers’ double-overtime, 55-48 win over BYU in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl … Closed out the season with a career-high 97 snap effort against BYU … previous career snap mark was 82 of 85 plays in the Tigers’ 41-10 win over UConn in the regular season final as the Tigers locked down an American Athletic Conference title … Began the year by playing 47 snaps in the Tigers 63-0 shutout of Austin Peay as the Tigers scored the fourth-most points in school history … Played every snap in games against Ole Miss and USF during the 2014 regular season … Blocked for a Memphis offense which accounted for 5,552 total yards of offense (427.1 yards per game) … Memphis’ offense accounted for 5,000+ yards for the first time since 2008 and had the most total yards and best per game average since 2007 … The Tigers averaged 190.5 yards rushing (2,476 yards) and 236.6 yards passing (3,076 passing yards) during the season … Member of offensive unit which made a 61-position improvement in total offense from 2013 … Memphis produced 300+ yards of offense in every win including 400+ yards seven times and 500+ yards three times … Memphis’ offense accounted for 54 touchdowns, part of a school-record 58-touchdown season … Blocked for a team which shattered the school, season scoring record with 471 points which broke the old mark of 430 points (2004) … Blocked for an offense which ranked third nationally in the Red Zone, converting on 93 percent of its trips inside opponents’ 20-yard line (56-of-60).
Redshirted first year in the Memphis program in 2013.
Lafayette High School
Class 6 Missouri Football Coaches Association All-State selection for a Lafayette High School team which posted a 12-1 record and advanced to the semifinals of the state playoffs in 2012 ... Member of Lancer team which defeated rival Eureka to advance the school to the state semifinals for the first time since 1989 ... Also selected to the USA Today High School Sports American Family Insurance All-State Team as well as the Missouri Sportswriters Class 6 All-State Second-Team ... In addition to being recognized as a first-team MFCA all-stater, received MFCA Class 6 All-District 1 recognition ... Two-time, All-Suburban West Football Conference pick who helped the Lancers to a 15-0 conference mark over the past two seasons ... An All-Metro selection as tabbed by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ... Began senior season as a preseason all-state selection of Max Preps ... Head coach was Boyd Manne and position coach was Craig Raymond ... During high school career had an interception and scored a touchdown (junior season vs. Oakville).
Son of Thom Kuhn and Dianne O'Connell ... Born May 2, 1995 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Has two older brothers - Patrick O'Connell and Alex Kuhn and a younger sister, Aliyah ... Grandfather, Jeep Kuhn, invented the Easy Bake Oven and Stretch Armstrong ... Has not declared a major.