Former standout quarterback Martin Hankins is in his second season working an internship with the football team.
Hankins lettered two seasons for the Tigers (2006-07) and is second all-time in passing yards with 5,770 yards. He tossed 43 touchdowns in his 23 career games, and had a completion percentage of 61 percent. He was voted as a permanent captain by his teammates during the 2007 season, and was presented the team's Offensive Player of the Year Award at the banquet that same year. He is the only Tiger in school history to throw for 400-plus yards in a single game, posting a 416-yard effort against East Carolina in 2007.
A native of Hattiesburg, Miss., Hankins transferred to Memphis after two seasons at Southeastern Louisiana, where he played for coach Hal Mumme. While at SLU, he threw for 7,777 yards and 65 touchdowns.
Hankins earned his bachelor's degree from the U of M in December 2007 in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in sports management and business communications. He worked in sales with Forest Pharmaceuticals upon his graduation, and in February returned to Hattiesburg to begin taking graduate classes at William Carey College.