2  Joe Craig
Joe  Craig

Gaffney, S.C.

High School:
Gaffney HS

Last College:
Copiah-Lincoln CC

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 175




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16 former players go through drills for NFL scouts


Lynch, Memphis Top BYU 55-48 in 2OT in the Miami Beach Bowl

Lynch threw for four scores and ran for three more for Memphis (10-3).


Seventeen Tigers Set to Graduate Sunday

Football graduating 10 Tigers.


Memphis Postgame Notes vs Middle Tennessee


Memphis Postgame Notes vs Austin Peay


Memphis Football: Inside the Tigers' Winter/Summer Workouts

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!


Memphis Football Completes Final Two-A-Day Practice

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.


Memphis Football Preseason Camp - First Day in Full Pads

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.


Memphis Football Preseason Camp - Day Two

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.


Memphis Football Preseason Camp - Day One

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.


Memphis Football vs UConn

Memphis Football vs UConn at the Liberty Bowl on November 29, 2014. Photos by Joe Murphy


Memphis Football vs Middle Tennessee

Memphis Football vs Middle Tennessee on September 20, 2014, at the Liberty Bowl. Photos by Joe Murphy.


Memphis Football vs Temple

Memphis Football vs Temple at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on November 30, 2013. Photos by Joe Murphy


Memphis vs. USF (USATSI Gallery)

Memphis vs. USF (USATSI Gallery)


Memphis Football vs UT Martin

November 9, 2013 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Photos by Cecil Anderson


Two-year letterman for the Tigers, finishing career with 42 receptions for 412 yards … Also played a significant role as a kick returner … Over two seasons had 47 kickoff returns for 1172 yards … After just two season, finished career ranked fifth in kickoffs returned … One of just six players in Memphis history to have over 1,000 kickoff return yards, ranking fifth all-time … Also averaged 22.8 yards on six career punt returns (137 yards) … Accounted for 1,726 career all-purpose yards.

2014 (Senior)

Caught five passes for 74 yards and was the Tigers’ primary kickoff returner with 20 for 448 yards as a senior … Career-long, 53-yard punt return in the season opener against Austin Peay set up a third-quarter Tiger touchdown … Began season with receptions in the Tigers’ first three games including two for 12 yards in nonconference win over Middle Tennessee … Both kickoff returns (58 total yards) at SMU led to touchdowns while a 16-yard punt return late gave the Tigers the ball deep in Mustang territory to set up Memphis running out the final 5:55 of the game clock … Capped career in the Tigers’ Miami Beach Bowl victory over BYU with a a 42-yard catch along with six kickoff returns for 132 yards … Career-long, 42-yard catch in the third quarter of the bowl game moved the ball into BYU territory and led to a touchdown that gave the Tigers a 38-28 lead … Second of two punt returns in the game, a nine-yarder to the BYU 33 with 2:34 to play helped set up the Tigers’ game-tying touchdown … During senior season Memphis claimed its first conference title since 1971 and just the program’s second, 10-win season … The 2014 season marked Memphis’ first, 10-win season since 1938 … Memphis closed out the year with a seven-game winning streak.

2013 (Junior)

Led Memphis in receiving as a junior college transfer, finishing the year with 37 receptions for 338 yards ... Also Memphis' leading kickoff returning, finishing the year with 27 returns for 724 yards ... The 724 kickoff return yards marks the fourth-most in school history and marked the second time in as many years Memphis had a kickoff returner account for 700+ yards (Bobby McCain had 721 return yards in 2012) ... In second week of the year, had four receptions for 65 yards, setting an early season high for catches ... Had five receptions for 61 yards against UCF ... On Memphis' first offensive series, caught a seven-yard pass on the drive's first play to spark a 67-yard march for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead ... Had five receptions in three straight home games - SMU (43 yards), Cincinnati (28 yards) and UT Martin (12 yards) ... Closed out the season with 50+ returns against both Temple and UConn ... Had a season-long, 56-yard return against Temple ... Set a school record with 177 yards on six kickoff returns in the season finale against UConn ... Among his returns against the Huskies was a 51-yarder ... Also had four receptions for 25 yards at UConn.

2012 (Sophomore - Copiah-Lincoln CC)

Caught 63 passes for 777 yards and nine touchdowns during sophomore season in which Co-Lin captured the Mississippi Association of Community/Junior Colleges state championship and advanced to play in the 5th Annual Mississippi Bowl ... Named to the MACJC Second Team All-State squad ... Early in the season caught 10 passes for 60 yards and a touchdown against Jones County Junior College ... Had a strong, second half of the season, registering three 100-yard receiving games over the Wolves' final five games of the season ... Hauled in touchdown passes of 77 and 69 yards in a loss to No. 9 Mississippi Gulf Coast ... For the game, finished with four receptions for 191 yards ... Had eight receptions for 37 yards at Southwest Mississippi ... Returned a kickoff 90 yards with 9.6 seconds to lift Co-Lin to a 47-46 upset win of East Mississippi and propel the Wolves into the state championship game ... Also had three catches for 105 yards including an 80-yard touchdown grab that put Co-Lin out in front early ... Was named the MACJC state and NJCAA National Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against East Mississippi ... Followed up week of national recognition with a 10-reception, 84-yard receiving game to avenge an earlier loss as Co-Lin defeated Mississippi Gulf Coast 41-37 ... Caught a 15-yard touchdown pass which put the Wolves out in front of Mississippi Gulf Coast 41-31 with 5:54 to play ... Caught 11 passes for a season-high 182 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-29 loss to Garden City Community College in the Mississippi Bowl ... Touchdown receptions in the bowl game went for 13, 12 and 17 yards ... JUCO coach was 2012 NJCAA Region 23 Coach of the Year Glenn Davis ... Co-Lin squad posted a 9-3 record in 2012 ... Team finished ranked No. 14 in the final NJCAA poll.

2011 (Redshirt Freshman - Clemson)

As a redshirt freshman at Clemson, caught three passes for 18 yards while playing in seven games ... Had one reception for eight yards against Boston College ... Caught two passes for 10 yards in Clemson's game against North Carolina State ... Redshirted in 2010 at Clemson and was named the Scout Team Award winner.

Gaffney High School

Was rated the No. 3 fastest athlete in the nation by Rivals.com coming out of high school ... Was the No. 45 athlete in the nation and No. 14 player in South Carolina by Rivals.com ... No. 75 wide receiver in the nation and No. 10 player in South Carolina by Scout.com ... No. 66 athlete in the nation by ESPN.com and the No. 17 player in South Carolina by SuperPrep ... Caught 19 passes for 300 yards and two touchdowns and added 12 carries for 111 yards and three touchdowns as a senior at Gaffney High School ... Defensively, had 31 tackles and four pass breakups ... First-Team all-State selection by High School Sports Report ... Played in the state's North-South All-Star game in Myrtle Beach, S.C. ... High school coach was Phil Strickland ... As a junior caught 16 passes for 228 yards and three touchdowns ... Additionally, rank the ball 86 times for 408 yards and seven touchdowns while completing 26-of-55 passes for 297 yards and a score ... Was a two-sport standout at Gaffney ... Won state championships in both the 100m and 200m his senior year ... Was the 200m state champion as a junior with a time of 21.2 and finished second in the 100m.


Has an older sister, Brittany Craig ... Father to a son, Triston Joe Fountain-Craig ... Born May 6, 1992 in Gaffney, S.C. ... Graduated December, 2014, with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.

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