Defense keeps the offense out of the end zone
First week of spring camp continues Saturday
Spring game slated for April 6.
Twenty-seven Tigers post perfect 4.0 GPAs.
Tiger quarterback has given of his time in many ways
Memphis Tiger Network's Jeff Brightwell talks to senior linebacker Akeem Davis and redshirt junior quarterback Jacob Karam at a media luncheon on the eve of preseason camp opening day.
Memphis vs Southern Miss on November 24, 2012 at the Liberty Bowl. The Tigers won 42-24.
AP Photos: Football vs. UAB
Memphis 37, Tulane 23 - AP Photos
Memphis vs. SMU - AP Photos (10/27/12)
Memphis vs UCF - Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tenn. Oct. 20, 2012 - Photos by Lance Murphey
Was immediately eligible to play for the Tigers in 2012 after graduating magna cum laude from Texas Tech on Dec. 17, 2011, with a degree in university studies/pre-law ... Started all 12 games for the University of Memphis in 2012 ... Previously, had seen action in six games as a Red Raider ... Five of his six games played at Texas Tech came during his sophomore campaign in 2011.
Received the Conference USA Spirit of Service Award following the 2012 season ... Selected to the Conference USA All-Academic Football Team in 2012 ... Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the 2012 Spring and Fall semesters ... Earned Dean's List distinction for the 2012 spring semester at the University of Memphis.
Completed 176-of-274 passes for 1895 yards and 14 touchdowns ... 64.2 pass completion percentage set a new Memphis season record ... primary signal caller on a Memphis team which had only three pass interceptions, the fewest in program history ... Memphis ranked tied for second nationally in interceptions thrown during the 2012 season with Alabama and Pittsburgh) ... Also rushed for 221 yards during the year ... Averaged 176.3 yards of total offense per game and had a 137.00 pass efficiency ... Began his playing career at Memphis by completing 12-of-28 passes for 157 yards and one touchdown against UT Martin ... also had 10 carries for 52 yards ... First touchdown pass at Memphis came when he hooked up with Marcus Rucker for a 20-yard score which tied the game at 17-17 in the final minute of the contest ... Established career highs for completions, attempts and yards with a 26-for-37 passing game for 325 yards and two touchdowns against Middle Tennessee ... Hooked up with Rucker for a second-quarter, 49-yard touchdown pass and also completed a 63-yarder in the game ... Against Rice, completed 8-of-12 passes for 70 yards, hookie up with Keiwone Malone for a five-yard touchdown pass to put the Tigers on the board ... Also had a 16-yard run for a first down into Rice territory during the Tigers' game-winning drive ... Completed 21-of-31 passes for 270 yards and two touchdowns on the road at Marshall ... During the Tigers' three-game winning streak to end the 2012 season, completed a combined 40-of-52 (.769) passes for 579 yards and six touchdowns ... Was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association offensive player of the week after helping the Tigers to a 37-23 win over Tulane ... Completed 14-of-18 passes for 270 yards and touchdowns in the win over the Green Wave ... His 52-yard scoring strike to Tevin Jones midway through the third quarter put the Tigers ahead for good, 23-16 ... Memphis would score on its next drive as well after starting from its own three-yard line thanks in part to a 44-yard completion to Reggie Travis ... Finished the Tulane game with five completions of 20-plus yards and added 21 yards rushing on nine carries ... Completed 14-of-16 passes for 147 yards and a career-high three touchdowns in the Tigers' "Battle for the Bones" victory at UAB ... did not have an incompletion until the 5:53 mark of the second quarter ... In addition to touchdown passes on back-to-back, first-quarter drives that helped put Memphis out in front 21-0, also had a 13-yard reception from Malone to help up the Tigers' final touchdown of the game ... Closed out the season by completing 12-of-18 passes for 162 yards and two scores against Southern Miss ... Also ran for 42 yards on four carries against USM ... Completed touchdown passes of one and 38 yards against Southern Miss.
2011 (Sophomore - Texas Tech)
Saw action in five games at Texas Tech ... Threw for 104 yards on 9-of-17 passing ... Had two TD passes ... Registered a 143.2 passer efficiency rating and a 52.9 completion percentage ... Made his season debut in a backup role in the season opener against Texas State ... Posted 22 yards on 2-of-4 passing with one TD vs the Bobcats ... Saw a majority of action in the fourth quarter vs New Mexico, completing 4-of-5 passes for 19 yards ... Played in the fourth quarter against Iowa State, throwing for 20 yards on 2-of-6 passing ... Had a pass attempt against No. 2-ranked Oklahoma State ... Threw a 43-yard TD pass from a wide receiver position against No. 18-ranked Baylor at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
2010 (Redshirt Freshman - Texas Tech)
Played in one game ... Made his collegiate debut in a backup role against Weber State.
2009 (Freshman - Texas Tech)
A three-year varsity starter under Coach Steve Van Meter at Friendswood High School ... Threw for 3,291 yards and 38 TD his senior season ... Registered over 4,000 yards passing and 46 TD his sophomore and junior campaigns combined ... Completed more than 55 percent of his passes in each of his letter-winning seasons with the Mustangs ... Ranked a four-star quarterback and the No. 24 overall quarterback nationally by Scout.com ... Tabbed as a three-star recruit and the No. 18 dual-threat quarterback by Rivals.com ... Named the No. 9 dual-threat quarterback in the country, according to the Tom Lemming Recruiting Report and the No. 102 on the PrepStarTop 105 Dream Team ... Listed as the No. 64 player on the SuperPrep Texas 111 and No. 85 overall prospect on the Rivals.com Texas Postseason Top 100 list ... The District 24-4A Most Valuable Player ... Also named to the All-District 24-4A first team ... Earned Class 4A Academic All-State honorable mention distinction.
Son of Jerome and Leslie Karam ... Born Jan. 24, 1991 in Clear Lake, Texas ... Has four siblings ... Has played the piano since kindergarten ... Earned his bachelor's degree in university studies/pre-law from Texas Tech ... Enrolled in graduate school at Memphis.