28  Andrew Gaines
Andrew  Gaines

Houston, Texas

Last College:
Blinn College

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 177




Departed Memphis Seniors Back on Campus for Pro Day

16 former players go through drills for NFL scouts


Defense leads Memphis to 38-7 win over Tulane

Bobby McCain and Dontrell Nelson each had interception returns for touchdowns to help Memphis beat Tulane 38-7.


Memphis Postgame Notes at Tulane


Memphis Postgame Notes at Temple


Memphis Postgame Notes vs SMU


Memphis Football: Inside the Tigers' Winter/Summer Workouts

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!


Memphis Football Completes Final Two-A-Day Practice

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.


Memphis Football Preseason Camp - First Day in Full Pads

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.


Memphis Football Preseason Camp - Day Two

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.


Memphis Football Preseason Camp - Day One

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 USF

Memphis Football vs USF on November 22, 2014 at the Liberty Bowl. Photos by Joe Murphy


Football vs. Tulsa (USA Today)

Football vs. Tulsa; photos by Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports


Memphis Football vs Temple

Memphis Football vs Temple at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on November 30, 2013. Photos by Joe Murphy


Temple @ Memphis



Memphis vs. USF (USATSI Gallery)

Memphis vs. USF (USATSI Gallery)


After serving in a reserve role during the 2012 season, moved in a position as a starter n 2013 ... Concluded playing career by starting 25 straight games at cornerback – 12 as a junior and all 13 games senior year … Three-year letterman played in all 37 games of his career after transferring to Memphis from Blinn College … Concluded playing career with 114 total tackles including 89 solo stops … Broke up 13 passes, had four interceptions and recovered a fumble during playing career.

Honors (Academic/Athletic)

Earned Tiger 3.0 list recognition for the Spring 2013 semester.

2014 (Senior)

Starter on Memphis squad which finished the year ranked 11th nationally in scoring defense (19.5 ppg) and third in red zone defense, allowing opponents to convert on just 68.8 percent of drives inside the 20 … Recorded 40 tackles as a senior including 33 solo hits during senior campaign … Final year also included three interceptions and six pass breakups … Had four tackles in each of four different games which was a season high until season’s end … First four-tackle game came at then, No. 11 UCLA … Also had four tackles in American Athletic Conference victories over Cincinnati, Temple and Tulane … Memphis would earn its first conference title since 1971 … Set up a third-quarter score at SMU with a seven-yard interception return to the Mustang 35 … Also had interceptions in back-to-back games at Temple and Tulane … Trailing 10-0 early in the second quarter, helped keep Temple from extending its lead with an interception at the Memphis 11 yard-line … In addition to four solo tackles and interception, had two pass breakups in victory at Temple which made the Tigers bowl eligible for the first time since 2008 … Closed out career with a season-high, seven-tackle effort in double-overtime victory over BYU at the Miami Beach Bowl … Set the tone of the game when he recovered a fumble at the BYU 35 to stop the Cougars’ first offensive series and set up a Memphis touchdown for an early 7-0 Tiger lead … Broke up a pass to end regulation play against BYU … With the bowl victory, Memphis recorded just the school’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 …

2013 (Junior)

Ranked third on the team and led Memphis defensive backs in tackles with 64 total stops during the season ... Ranked second on the team with seven pass breakups ... Also had an assist on a quarterback sack during the year ... In his first career start, finished with six total tackles against Duke ... Had five tackles including a sack for a six-yard loss the second week of the season against Middle Tennessee ... Also broke up two passes against the Raiders ... In American Athletic Conference opener, had six tackles including five solo stops, and had a pass breakup against UCF ... Equaled career high with two pass breakups at Houston ... Had seven tackles in back-to-back games against SMU and Cincinnati ... Eight tackles in road game at Louisville was one stop shy of a team high in the game ... In season finale at UConn, had a team-high 12 tackles, establishing a career high for stops.

2012 (Sophomore)

In first season playing for the Tigers finished with 10 total tackles (nine solo tackles) while playing in all 12 games ... Registered a career-high five solo tackles against Arkansas State the second week of the season ... Arkansas State game marked the first of two multiple-tackle games ... Registered two tackles in the Tigers' "Battle for the Bones" victory at UAB ... Also registered first career interception to end UAB's final drive in a 46-9 Memphis victory.

2011 (Freshman - Blinn)

Transferred to the University from Blinn College in Texas.

Westfield High School

Played cornerback and safety at Westfield High School for coach Corby Meekins ... Was an All-District 13-5A selection and named a team captain senior year ... Played in the North vs South Blue Chip all-star game ... Also plaed basketball freshman year of high school.


Son of Angela Gaines ... Born Oct. 25, 1992 in Houston ... Graduates May, 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Sports & Leisure Management.

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