Career & 2010 Highlights:
Joined the Tigers in August 2008 after transferring from Mississippi State, where he played in both 2006 and 2007...Was not eligible for the 2008 season because of NCAA transfer guidelines...Earned one of the Top Newcomer Awards, which was presented at the 2009 Blue-Gray Game...Played in all 12 games of 2009, with four-straight starts at linebacker at the end of the year...Led the team in tackles (87) and finished tied for third in TFLs with 5.5 for a loss of 13 yards...Led the team in solo tackles (46)...Averaged 7.3 tackles per game and had five or more tackles in seven games and had six or more tackles in the last six games...His 18 tackles against Houston ranked tied for the ninth highest total in the NCAA FBS in `09...Started 11 of 12 games as a senior...Led the team in tackles in 11 of 12 games...Named C-USA Defensive Player of the Week following the Southern Miss game...His 21 tackles against Southern Miss ranks tied for second in school history for the most tackles in a single game...Fifteen solo tackles against Southern Miss is tied for third in school history and his 14 against UAB is tied for fifth...His 12 assisted tackles against East Carolina and Marshall is tied for fifth in school history...Posted double digit tackles in eight contests...Led the team in tackles with 147, which are the most since Todd Ondra had 147 in 1979 and Michael Thomas had a school record 162 in 1980...His 77 assisted tackles ranks third in Memphis' single-season record book, and his 147 total tackles is tied for fourth...Named first-team All-Conference USA following 2010 season in which he ranked third nationally and led C-USA in tackles...Also selected as the team's MVP and Defensive Player of the Year at the post-season banquet.
Played in all 12 games, with four-straight starts at linebacker at the end of the year...Led the team in tackles (87) and finished tied for third in TFLs with 5.5 for a loss of 13 yards...Led the team in solo tackles (46)...Averaged 7.3 tackles per game and had five or more tackles in seven games and had six or more tackles in the last six games...Averaged 11.2 tackles per game in the last six games and led the team in tackles in the final four games...His 18 tackles against Houston ranked tied for the ninth highest total in the NCAA FBS in `09...Ranked tied for 17th in C-USA in tackles per game (7.2)...Made his Memphis debut in the season opener against Ole Miss and finished with three tackles...Recorded three solo tackles against MTSU with one stop holding Dwight Dasher to a one-yard rush and short of the first down on a 3rd-and-4 in the third quarter...Had five tackles against UT Martin with three solo stops and a TFL for a loss of a yard...All six tackles stopped the Skyhawks short of a first down...Made three assisted tackles against Marshall...Had three tackles against UCF...Stopped the Knights short of a first down on 3rd-and-5 in the second quarter on the Memphis 11 to force a field goal attempt...Had one TFL for a loss of a yard...Tied a career best with two TFLs for a loss of nine yards against UTEP...Had solo TFLs of three and six yards...Finished second on the team with seven tackles against Southern Miss, including four solo stops...All seven tackles held USM to five yards or less...Credited with six tackles against East Carolina with four solo stops...Led the team with 14 tackles against Tennessee in his first start of the season and had nine assisted tackles...Also had a pass breakup against the Vols...Led the team for the second-straight game in tackles with eight in a start against UAB, including a career-best seven solo stops...Six of the eight tackles held the Blazers to eight yards or less...Led the team for the third-straight game with a career-high 18 tackles against Houston...The 18 tackles ties for the ninth-highest single game total in Memphis history and the 12 assisted tackles ties for fifth...Led the team for the fourth-straight game in tackles with 14 against Tulsa, including a career-best nine solo stops...Also had 1.5 TFLs for a loss of two yards and forced his first career fumble...Made one third down stop in the fourth quarter to force a punt...Forced fumble against the Golden Hurricane came in the second quarter at the U of M 4 yard line that was recovered by Memphis to stop a Tulsa scoring drive.
Joined the Tigers in August 2008 after transferring from Mississippi State, where he played in both 2006 and 2007...Was not eligible for the 2008 season because of NCAA transfer guidelines...Earned one of the Top Newcomer Awards, which was presented at the 2009 Blue-Gray Game.
Played in nine games during his true freshman season...Missed the first three weeks of the season with a hamstring injury...Recorded a total of 17 tackles in `06...Earned his first collegiate start and had one hit in the Bulldogs' victory at Alabama...Earned SEC All-Freshman honors...Played in 13 games in `07...Ranked fourth on the team in tackles with 65, including 34 solo stops...Logged 5.5 TFL for minus eight yards on the year.
Played for coach Kenneth Lawrence at Humphreys County High...Rated the No. 34 inside linebacker prospect in the country by Rivals.com...Named first-team all-state by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger...Named second-team all-state by the Mississippi Association of Coaches...Recorded 643 career tackles, with 44 quarterback sacks and 28 forced fumbles...Registered 181 tackles with 12 quarterback sacks in nine games as a senior...Named Class AAA District 4 Defensive MVP following his junior campaign...Started at linebacker for four seasons, spending his sophomore and freshman years at South Delta (Miss.) High School.
Jamon Dewayne Hughes is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cardell Hughes...Born December 30, 1987, in Greenwood, Miss....His brother Carlos played football at UL-Monroe (1998-2003).