Career Summary:Saw action in 28 career games and made his only start in 2005 against UCF...Had career highs of 10 carries and 49 yards in 2006 against Chattanooga...Scored two rushing TDs of three yards and 13 yards against Chattanooga...All four of his touchdowns (three rushing, 1 receiving) came against Chattanooga...Credited with forcing a fumble in 2006 meeting with Marshall...Played in six of the Tigers' 12 games in 2005...Also worked as a member of the Tiger special teams unit...Scored his first collegiate touchdown on a 37-yard pass from Bobby Robison in the 2004 game against Chattanooga...Redshirted during the 2003 season.
Notable:Graduated in May 2007 with a bachelor's degree in sport and leisure management.
2006: Played all 12 games for the Tigers in 2006, both as a running back and as a member of the special teams unit...Had runs of two yards and one yard in back-to-back carries against Ole Miss in the second quarter...Saw increased action against Chattanooga and totaled 49 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries...Scored on a three-yard run in the second quarter and on a 13-yard carry in the third quarter...Four of his runs against the Mocs were for five or more yards...Also caught a six-yard pass in that contest...All four of his career touchdowns (three rushing, one receiving) have come against Chattanooga...Came in as a reserve back against Tennessee and totaled 14 yards on six carries...Also credited with runs against UCF and Houston...Forced a fumble on a Tiger kickoff to Marshall that resulted in Memphis getting the ball back on the Herd's 32-yard line.
2005: Played in six of the Tigers' 12 games in 2005...Saw his first extended duty of the season in the win over Chattanooga...Had six rushes for 29 yards and one touchdown in the 59-14 victory...Saw special teams action throughout the season...Had his first career start against UCF...Worked as a backup tailback for starter Joseph Doss in the Tennessee game...Did not have a carry but provided several key blocks in pass protection...Finished the 2005 season with six rushes for 29 yards and one touchdown.
2004: Saw his first action as a Tiger in the 20-13 win over Ole Miss...Played several series and had two carries for 10 yards against the Rebels...Played the entire fourth quarter of the Chattanooga contest, totaling four rushes for nine yards and one pass reception for 37 yards...Scored his first collegiate touchdown on the 37-yard pass from Bobby Robison...Worked at tailback in place of DeAngelo Williams in the win over Arkansas State...Gained nine yards on three carries in the ASU contest...Registered one rush for one yard in the Tigers' win over Houston...Saw extensive duty at tailback against Tulane, rushing for 11 yards on five attempts...Totaled 15 rushes for 40 yards in five games played.
2003: Came to the Tigers as a tailback from Frayser High in Memphis, but worked as both a tailback and receiver in fall camp...Was redshirted in 2003, spending the fall with the offensive scout team...Saw extensive duty in the spring of 2004 at tailback...Had eight rushes for 36 yards and one touchdown in the 2004 Blue-Gray Scrimmage...Had eight carries for 35 yards in the second spring scrimmage.
Prep: Lettered as a running back for the Frayser High Rams for Coach Terry Ryan...Gained 1,813 yards during the 2002 season and scored 13 touchdowns...Averaged 164.8 yards per game rushing as a senior which ranked as second-best in Shelby-Metro...Averaged 168.8 yards per game rushing...Named all-district in 2002 and 2001...Was ranked second in Shelby-Metro in all-purpose yards, averaging 198.3 per game...Led Region 8-3A in rushing in 2002...Was named to the Associated Press All-State Team in 2002, as well as the All Shelby-Metro Squad...Was named to The Commercial Appeal's Best of the Preps and was selected to the All-Region 8-3A team...Was named All-Elite 2002 and was tabbed on the 4A All-State 2002...Was a second-team All-Shelby Metro selection in 2001 with 1,162 yards rushing...Averaged 8.2 yards per carry in 2001 and scored 10 rushing touchdowns...Was ranked 22nd in Shelby-Metro in total offense with and average of 105.6 yards per game...Was named to the All-Region 8-3A team in 2001 and was ranked second in kickoff returns, third in rushing, third in all-purpose yards and fifth in total offense...Holds Frayser school record for career rushing yards with 3,984 yards...Awarded Memphis Touchdown Club Player of the Week in 2002...Honored as All-Academic City in 2000 and 2001...Lettered in football, tennis and track.
Personal: Jamarcus Antoine Gaither is the son of James & Janice Gaither...Born Nov. 9, 1984 in Memphis, Tenn.
GAITHER'S CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS YR G/S No Yds Avg Tds LG 2004 5/0 15 40 2.7 0 8 2005 6/1 6 29 4.8 1 12 2006 12/0 22 67 3.0 2 13 2007 4/0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Total 27/1 43 136 3.2 3 13
GAITHER'S CAREER HIGHS Most Rushes/Game: 10 vs Chattanooga (`06) Most Rush Yds/Game: 49 vs Chattanooga (`06) Longest Run/Game: 13 vs Chattanooga (`06) Most TD Rushing/Game: 2 vs Chattanooga (`06)