37  Chris Hobbs
Chris Hobbs

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Marietta, GA

High School:
Marietta HS

Last College:
Stanford

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 165

Position:
DB

Experience:
TR


2009:


Transferred to Memphis in the fall after graduating from Stanford...Played in seven of 12 games...Ranked first on the team in punt returns (10), punt return average (3.7), punt return yards (37) and kick return average (22.9)...Third on the team in kick returns (12) and kick return yards (275)...Has one career 100-yard kick return game...Totals six kickoff returns for over 20 yards with a long of 59...Also had three tackles on special teams...Saw his first action in a Memphis uniform on special teams against UTEP...Had two punt returns for 15 yards and one kick return for 35 yards...Also made one tackle on kick returns...Returned four kickoffs for 64 yards against Southern Miss with a long of 25 yards...Also made two tackles on special teams...Had his first career 100-yard kickoff return game with 127 yards on four returns against East Carolina...Made a team season long return of 59 yards in the game and also had a 35-yard return...Returned two punts against the Pirates...Totaled 54 all purpose yards against Tennessee with 49 yards on three kick returns and five yards on one punt return...Had three punt returns against UAB for eight yards...Made two punt returns against Tulsa for nine yards with a long of six.

At Stanford:


Worked asthe team's punt returner as well as playing a backup role at cornerback ... Possesses great speed and quickness and the ability to make defenders miss ... Did not play during the 2008 season...In 2007, had career totals of 31 punt returns for 195 yards and a 6.3 yard per return average ... Led Stanford in 2007 with 18 punt returns and 122 punt return yards (6.8 ypr, #7 Pac-10, #69 NCAA) ... Equaled a career-best with four punt returns versus UCLA ... Returned two punts for a career-high 47 yards at USC, including the longest of his career with a 29-yarder ... In2006, became the team's punt return specialist in game five ... Also used as a reserve cornerback ... He returned 13 punts for 73 yards ... Had a season-best 20-yard return versus Oregon State and a 16-yard return against Arizona ... Earned his first varsity letter ... Winner of the Phil Moffat Award as the team's Most Outstanding Offensive Special Teams Player... Redshirted the 2005 season as a true freshman cornerback.

Prep:


Started at both wide receiver and cornerback for his final two seasons at Marietta High School in Georgia ... Two-time First-Team All-County receiver as a junior and senior ... Honorable mention All-State in 2004 after catching 48 balls for over 850 yards and 10 touchdowns ... As a corner, he accounted for 60 tackles, 15 pass deflections and two interceptions as a senior ... Led his team to an 11-1 record and a No. 6 ranking in the state of Georgia in 2004 ... As a junior, he had 35 receptions for 700 yards and seven TDs to go along with 40 tackles, five pass deflections, three interceptions and one punt return for a touchdown ... Competed in track in high school in the 100m, 200m, 400m, relays and long jump ... Three-time state qualifier in the 4x100 and 4x400 ... Four-year letterwinner in both football and track ... Named his high school's Male Scholar Athlete of the Year for 2004-05 ... Member of Y.O.U.T.H (Young Organizers United to Help).

Personal:


Father, Chris Sr., was a running back for the Univ. of Miami (Fla.) from 1978-81...Played at the same high school as current Tigers Greg Jackson and Josh Weaver.

Hobbs' Career Defensive Statistics
YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT
2006* 12/0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0
2007* 12/0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0
2009 7/0 2 1 3 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0
TOTAL 31/0 2 1 3 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Hobbs' Career Punt Return Statistics
YR G NO YDS TD LG AVG
2006* 12 13 73 0 20 5.6
2007* 12 18 122 0 29 6.8
2009 7 10 37 0 14 3.7
TOTAL 31 41 232 0 29 5.7

Hobbs' Kick Return Statistics
YR G NO YDS TD LG AVG
2006* 12 0 0 0 0 0.0
2007* 12 0 0 0 0 0.0
2009 7 12 275 0 59 22.9
TOTAL 31 12 275 0 59 22.9

* At Stanford

Hobbs' Career Highs
Tackles 2 (at Southern Miss 2009)
Solo Tackles 1 (2 games, last at Southern Miss 2009)
Assisted Tackles 1 (at Southern Miss 2009)
Kick Returns 4 (2 games, last vs. ECU 2009)
Kick Return Yards 127 (vs. ECU 2009)
Long Kick Return 59 (vs. East Carolina 2009)
Punt Returns 4 (2 games, last vs. UCLA 2007)
Punt Return Yards 47 (vs. Southern California 2007)
Long Punt Return 29 (vs. Southern California 2007)

Hobbs' Game-By Game
Punt Return Opponent NO YDS TD LG AVG
10/10/09 UTEP 2 15 0 14 7.5
10/17/09 Southern Miss 0 0 0 0 0.0
10/27/09 East Carolina 2 0 0 3 0.0
11/7/09 Tennessee 1 5 0 5 5.0
11/14/09 UAB 3 8 0 7 2.7
11/21/09 Houston 0 0 0 0 0.0
11/27/09 Tulsa 2 9 0 6 4.5

Hobbs' Game-By Game
Kick Return Opponent NO YDS TD LG AVG
10/10/09 UTEP 1 35 0 35 35.0
10/17/09 Southern Miss 4 64 0 25 16.0
10/27/09 East Carolina 4 127 0 59 31.8
11/7/09 Tennessee 3 49 0 21 16.3
11/14/09 UAB 0 0 0 0 0.0
11/21/09 Houston 0 0 0 0 0.0
11/27/09 Tulsa 0 0 0 0 0.0

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