Arms of coaching tree touch both programs
Morning kickoff set for Tigers and Mustangs Saturday in Dallas
SMU Game Week Transcript
Game 6 - vs Houston - October 11, 2014 - Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium - Memphis, Tenn.
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.
2013 Memphis football camp opens tomorrow but the leadership council met with the media today to discuss the start of camp and their expectations for their first season in the American Athletic Conference.
Memphis goes on the road to take on SMU
Memphis Football vs Houston on Oct. 11, 2014, at the Liberty Bowl. Photos by Cecil Anderson.
Memphis Football vs Middle Tennessee on September 20, 2014, at the Liberty Bowl. Photos by Joe Murphy.
Memphis vs Middle Tennessee - Fan Gallery. September 20, 2014 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Memphis at No. 11 UCLA at the Rose Bowl on September 6, 2014. Photos by Ray Barber
After leading the Tigers with 860 rushing yards in 2013, had a waiver for a sixth year of eligibility approved by the NCAA in January of 2014 ... Originally came to Memphis as a walkon, joining the team during the 2010 spring practice season ... left the program to play at Scottsdale Community College in 2011 ... Returned to the University of Memphis following the 2011 season in Arizona and worked his way into the Tigers' lineup ... Over two seasons has rushed for 1,436 yards which ranks 16th all-time at Memphis ... Has averaged 4.5 yards over 319 career carries ... Over career has 11 rushing touchdowns ... Has also caught 31 passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns.
Honored at the Highland Hundred's postseason awards banquet in December, 2013, receiving the DeAngelo Williams Most Valuable Player award ... In addition, received the Isaac Bruce Offensive Player of the Year Award for a second straight year ... Academically, was named to the Tiger 3.0 list for the Fall 2013 semester.
Rushed for 860 yards and five touchdowns on 2012 carries, averaging 4.3 yards per run during the 2013 season ... Also ranked fifth on the squad and was the leading receiver out of the backfield, catching 20 passes for 119 yards and two scores ... For the year had 979 all-purpose yards which ranked second on the squad ... Began what turned out to be his junior year with a 15-carry, 39-yard rushing game against Duke but set a season standard with a 20-yard reception in the game ... After an 81-yard rushing game at Middle Tennessee, recorded first 100-yard running game of the season against Arkansas State ... Ran for 114 yards, including a 6-yard touchdown bolt to cap the Tigers' first series in a 31-7 victory over A-State ... Over the first half of the Tigers' inaugural American Athletic Conference campaign, rushed for better than 70 yards in three of the Tigers first league games ... Caught touchdown passes in back-to-back games against Cincinnati and UT Martin ... Caught a seven-yard touchdown pass to cut a UC lead to 21-14 with 4:23 to play in the third quarter ... A 31-yard touchdown run with 5:27 to play in the game would cut a UC lead to 27-21 ... Rushed for 76 yards in the Cincinnati game ... Rushed for 105 yards on 27 carries in a win over UT Martin ... Had a 12-yard touchdown reception against the Skyhawks ... Helped give the Tigers their first American win, rushing for 78 yards on 20 carries against USF ... Gave Memphis a 13-3 lead in the USF game with a five-yard touchdown run with 4:09 to play in the game ... Ran for 86 yards and had two receptions for 17 yards at Louisville.
Did not see any playing time until the fourth game of the year but went on to lead the Tigers with 576 rushing yards and six touchdowns ... Closed out the season with back-to-back, 100-yard rushing games to close out a season in which he was named the team's Isaac Bruce Offensive Player of the Year ... Had two carries for 20 yards against Duke in first collegiate action of his career ... Had 51 rushing yards a week later in the Tigers' win over Rice including carries for seven and eight yards on the team's game-winning drive ... First career touchdown came on a then, career-high 36-yard run at SMU ... Carried the ball a career-high 22 times for 60 yards at Marshall ... Over the last two games of the season had a combined 242 rushing yards and scored five touchdowns ... In the Tigers' win over UAB in the "Battle for the Bones" had touchdown runs of seven, five and 46 yards, part of a career-high, 127-yard rushing effort ... Had 19 rushing attempts in the game ... scored on back-to-back drives in the fourth quarter ... Rushed for 115 yards and two scores against Southern Miss in the season finale ... After Southern Miss had rallied to cut Memphis' lead to 21-10 at halftime, capped the Tigers first offensive series of the second half with a nine-yard scoring run ... Also scored from 11 yards out later in the third quarter.
2011 (Redshirt Freshman - Scottsdale Community College)
Rushed for 556 yards and three touchdowns in his lone season of play at Scottsdale Community College ... Also caught 20 passes for 184 yards and another score ... Rushed for 95 yards and one touchdown on seven carries against Mesa Community College ... Gained 92 yards and also had a rushing touchdown against Eastern Arizona ... Registered a season-high 100 yards on 23 carries against Snow College.
Joined the Tigers during the 2010 spring practice session ... Was having a productive spring until suffering a knee injury in the Blue-Gray Game ... Underwent surgery to repair his right knee in May ... Missed the 2010 season while rehabbing his injury and used the year as a redshirt ... Was back on the field during spring 2011 and had a productive showing in the Blue-Gray Game ... Logged nine carries for 131 yards and a touchdown in the spring scrimmage.
White Station High School
Played locally for one season at White Station High for coach Devin Rutherford after moving to Memphis from Chicago ... Rushed for 1,750 yards and 19 touchdowns on 185 carries as a senior ... Had a stellar performance against Germantown High with 253 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries in the state quarterfinals ... Named Offensive Player of the Week by the Commercial Appeal on Nov. 18, 2008, after rushing for 195 yards and two touchdowns against Millington High in the second round of the playoffs ... Also tallied three receiving touchdowns as a senior ... Helped squad to a 10-4 record and an appearance in the state semifinals in 2008 ... Was a 2008 Best of the Preps selection by the Commercial Appeal ... Also named all-metro , all-region and all-state as a senior ... Participated in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl All-Star Game ... Also lettered for the baseball team as a shortstop at WSHS.
Brandon Hayes is the son of Howard Hayes Jr and Gloria Hayes ... Born Sept. 16, 1991, in Chicago, Ill. ... Returns to the program as a graduate student after receiving his Bachelor's of Business Administration in Accountancy.