Tigers set to move to final week of spring
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.
The Memphis football team opened up their preseason camp today. Check out some highlights from the first day and hear from junior DB Bobby McCain and head coach Justin Fuente.
Olive Branch High School
Named to the Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC) All-State Class 6A Second-Team as a senior ... Named to the MHSAA All-Region 1 6A All-Region Team ... Selected to the Commercial Appeal's "Best of Preps" Mississippi/Arkansas Team ... Selected to the Clarion Ledger All-State Second-Team ... Saw significant playing time on both sides of the football ... As a senior, registered 61 total tackles (26 solo stops and 35 assists) on defense ... Also had 13 pass breakups, caused a fumble and returned an interception 36 yards in the Conquistadors' 43-33 win over Memphis University School ... Offensively, had 14 receptions for 414 yards and scored four touchdowns and carried the ball seven times for 66 yards ... On special teams, had four punt returns for 103 yards including a 69-yard touchdown return against Madison Central during the regular season ... Prep team posted an 11-2 record senior season, advancing to the second round of the Class 6A state playoffs ... Began senior season with eight tackles in a win over Madison Central ... Had six tackles against Southaven ... Against MUS, had four tackles and four pass breakups in addition to an interception ... Registered five tackles in four straight games during the second half of the season including two tackles for loss and two pass breakups in a 16-7 win over Columbus ... Had touchdown receptions of 70+ yards in three consecutive games - Horn Lake (98 yards on a fake punt), Grenada (71 yards) and Tupelo (72 yards) ... Had a season-high 102 receiving yards on two catches against Tupelo ... Closed out high school career with eight tackles against Madison Central ... Was named a permanent team co-captain following senior season ... High school coach was Scott Samsel ... Member of Olive Branch's state championship team his junior season ... The Conquistadors went undefeated (15-0), defeating Petal 35-34 in the state championship game ... Team also captured a 6A Region I championship (7-0) ... Credited with 46 total tackles during junior season (14 solo hits and 32 assists) ... Also had five pass breakups and caused a pair of fumbles ... Had a 56-yard interception return in season-opening, 55-0 shutout of Trezevant (Tenn.) ... After a six-tackle game against Southaven, had a season-high seven tackles and forced a fumble against South Panola ... Had a tackle for loss against Horn Lake ... Five-tackle game against Columbus ... Registered six tackles against Northwest Rankin in the state playoffs and posted four tackles and a pair of pass breakups against Madison Central in the state semifinal game, a 40-35 win.
Son of Valencia Collins ... Born June 18, 1994.