Congratulations to all of our Tiger graduates!
Devey named team MVP
Game 12 - vs. Southern Miss - November 24, 2012 - Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium - Memphis, Tenn.
16 seniors to be recognized during pregame
Saw action in 48 games ... Over four-year career with the Tigers scored 140 career points, making 62-of-69 point-after tries as well as 26-of-42 field goals ... While handling place kicks for a majority of the past three seasons, was charged with kickoff duties since his freshman season ... Averaged 63.9 yards on 196 career kickoffs ... Registered 58 touchbacks during his career and had only six kickoffs go out of bounds.
Member of the Tiger 3.0 Club for the 2009 fall, 2011 spring and 2011 fall semesters ... Received the Special Teams Award at the 2010 Blue-Gray Game.
Member of head coach Justin Fuente's initial Leadership Council at the University of Memphis during senior season ... A big reason while Memphis ranked No. 18 nationally in kickoff return yardage defense with an 18.80 yards per return average ... The Tigers' 288 kickoff return yards against and two kickoff returns against were both the second-lowest season totals among FBS schools ... Opponents' average return was for 18.8 yards ... Memphis ranked sixth nationally in touchback percentage with 66.7 percent (36-of-54) kickoffs going for touchbacks ... The Tigers also tied for 14th in touchbacks with 36 (all placed by Henriques) ... The average starting point for opponent drives following touchdowns was the 22-yard line ... In addition to kickoffs, handled place kicks for most of his senior season, knocking through 24-of-26 point-after tries as well as 4-of-9 field goals including a career-long 51-yarder in road win at UAB ... Recovered his own onside kick during the Marshall game, with the play starting a drive which pulled the Tigers to within 10 points, 31-21 early in the fourth quarter ... Handled all the place kicking chores during the Tigers' three-game win streak to end the season, converting on 15-of-17 point after tries and 2-of-3 point-after tries ... Scored 21 of his 36 points during the 2012 season during the final three weeks of the season.
Tigers' starting placekicker for a second-straight season ... Led team in scoring for a second-consecutive campaign with 45 points ... Scored his 45 points on 21-of-25 PAT and 8-of-15 FG ... Connected on 6-of-7 FG inside 40 yards ... Averaged 65.0 yards on 45 kickoffs ... Had eight touchbacks and no out-of-bounds kicks ... Also had six total tackles, including five solo stops, on the kickoff return team ... In season opener vs Mississippi State, was 2-of-2 on PAT and had two touchbacks (tied career high) on his three kickoffs (69.3 average) ... Hit his first FG of the season, a 37-yarder vs Arkansas State ... Tied career high with nine points (3-of-3 PAT, 2-of-3 FG) vs Austin Peay ... Had a season-high six kickoffs and tied a career high with two touchbacks vs the Governors ... Collected two tackles on special teams vs Austin Peay ... Hit four PAT (4-of-4) and added a FG (1-of-1) vs Middle Tennessee ... Had a season-high tying six kickoffs ... Recorded a career-long 50-yard FG vs Rice ... Hit 3-of-5 PAT and tied a season high with six kickoffs vs Tulane ... Coverted a career-best five PAT (5-of-5) vs UAB ... Also tied a season best with six kickoffs vs the Blazers ... His 395 kickoff yards vs UAB was a season best ... Tied his career-high kickoff yard average (70.0) in the season finale vs Southern Miss.
Took over place-kicking duties and had a solid sophomore campaign ... Led the team in scoring with 59 points on 17-of-18 PAT and 14-of-18 FG ... Tied for fourth in Conference USA in FGM/game with 1.17 ... Also ranked ninth in the league in points by a kicker ... Opened the season with two FG misses vs Mississippi State ... The misses were from 48 and 49 yards ... Rebounded hit his next five field goal attempts over the following three games (East Carolina, Middle Tennessee, UTEP), including a 42-yarder against East Carolina ... Hit a 45-yard FG against Southern Miss in the third quarter, and then connected on a career-best 47-yard FG in the fourth quarter vs the Golden Eagles ... In that game, began a stretch of nine-straight FG made through the end of the season ... Included in those nine-consecutive FG made were five from 43 or more yards ... A perfect 8-of-8 from 20-39 yards ... Set career bests for FG made and FG attempts vs UAB (3-of-3) ... Had makes of 44, 43 and 36 yards against the Blazers ... Finished the season with eight-consecutive PAT made ... Scored a career-high nine points against East Carolina and UAB ... In his second season of handling kickoffs, averaged 65.6 yards on 43 kickoffs ... Booted 10 touchbacks ... Registered a season-high five kickoffs in four games ... Tied his career best with two touchbacks vs UTEP, Southern Miss and UAB ... Averaged a career-best kickoff average of 70.0 three times (UTEP, Tulsa, Louisville)... Improved his average in just one year with 90 percent of his kicks being returned in 2009 to 72 percent in 2010.
Played in all 12 games and handled every kickoff ... Booted 54 kickoffs and averaged 61.8 yards with four touchbacks ... Also had four tackles on special teams, tying for fifth on the team in kickoff return tackles ... Made his collegiate debut in the season opener against Ole Miss on kickoffs ... Had three kickoffs for an average distance of 63.3 yards with one touchback ... Booted three kickoffs against Middle Tennessee with one touchback ... Logged a career-high eight kickoffs vs Tennessee Martin with an average distance of 63 yards ... Had four kickoffs against Marshall for an average distance of 63.2 yards ... Recorded three kickoffs against UCF for an average of 61.3 yards ... Registered six kickoffs against UTEP for an average of 60.8 yards and had two assisted tackles on the returns ... Had five kickoffs against Southern Miss with an average distance of 59.8 yards ... Logged five kickoffs against East Carolina for an average distance of 62.6 yards ... Registered five kickoffs against Tennessee with an average depth of 59.8 yards ... Had three kickoffs against UAB for a season-high average of 68.7 yards ... Logged three kickoffs against Houston for an average distance of 56.7 yards ... Had six kickoffs against Tulsa and had a career-best two touchbacks ... Averaged 60.3 yards per kick against the Golden Hurricane and made one solo tackle on a kickoff return.
Lettered three seasons as a punter and kicker for Coach Lanny Dauksch at West Memphis High School ... Scored 71 points on 44-of-45 PAT and 9-of-13 FG in 2008 ... The four misses were from distances of 55 or more yards ... Averaged 43 yards per punt ... Recorded 94 percent of his kickoffs as touchbacks ... Squad was 10-1-1 and reached the state semifinals in 2008 ... Served as team captain in 2008 ... Booted a 53-yard FG in 2007 vs Searcy ... His 53-yard FG broke a 20-year-old school record ... Connected on 11-of-16 FG as a junior ... Hit 33-of-35 PAT in 2007 ... Named Commercial Appeal Player of the Week in October 2007 for hitting field goals of 38 and 51 yards in a 40-7 win over Mountain Home ... Selected to the 2007 Shelby Suburban Team by The Commercial Appeal ... Member of Blue Devils teams that won conference crowns in 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... Earned several honors in high school, including all-state (2007-08), all-conference (2006-08) and all-county (2007) ... Selected to the KAIT8 Super Team in 2007 and 2008 ... Participated in the Arkansas All-Star Football Game ... Also lettered three years for the West Memphis High soccer team ... Earned all-state and all-conference honors from 2006-08 ... Won the kicking competition at an LSU kickers camp ... Finished No. 1 among 120 kickers in field goals and No. 3 in kickoffs.
Son of Joao and Cheryl Henriques ... Born Nov. 12 in Johannesburg, South Africa ... Family is originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, and came to the United States when Paulo was a junior high student ... Majoring in sports and leisure management.