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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.
2013 Memphis football camp opens tomorrow but the leadership council met with the media today to discuss the start of camp and their expectations for their first season in the American Athletic Conference.
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 vs. SMU - UTSI
Memphis vs. UCF (USATSI Gallery)
Memphis vs Duke at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on September 7, 2013
Images from the Tigers sixth practice, the first of two held Wednesday.
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 ... Played in six games as a Red Raider ... Five of his six games played at Texas Tech came during his sophomore campaign as a junior ... Started all 12 games as a Memphis Tiger during the 2012 season ... Averaged 157.9 yards through the air his junior season with only three interceptions ... Played in three games during the 2013 season ... Passed for 1,917 yards and 14 touchdowns during career ... Also ran for a 205 yards and scored one touchdown on the ground.
Two-time selection to University of Memphis football head coach Justin Fuente's Leadership Council (2012-2013) ... Named to the 2013 Allstate AFCA (American Football Coaches Association) Good Works Team on Sept. 17, 2013 ... Semifinalist for the National Football Foundation's Scholar-Athlete Award in October 2013 ... Finalist for the 2013 Wuerffel Trophy, named to the college football player who best combines exemplary community service with outstanding academic and athletic achievement ... Named the TSWA Offensive Football Player of the Week following a 37-27 Conference USA win over Tulane in 2012 ... Member of 2012 academic team selected by Conference USA ... Received the Conference USA Fall Spirit of Service Award in December 2012 ... 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.
Received the True Tiger award, which "represents what we represent" within the program at the team's annual Highland Hundred Banquet ... Saw action in three games during his senior season ... Completed 16-yard pass during game against Connecticut.
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.