Game 12 - vs. Southern Miss - November 24, 2012 - Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium - Memphis, Tenn.
Bones return to Memphis
Game Six - at East Carolina - October 13, 2012 - Dowdy Ficklen Stadium - Greenville, N.C.
Marcus Rucker catches seven passes for 88 yards.
Two-year letterwinner for the Tigers whose playing time on defense increased last year as a sophomore ... Has played in 23 career games over the last two seasons.2012
Played in all 12 games as a sophomore, starting one contest ... Registered 16 total tackles including 2.5 for loss and a quarterback sack ... First career tackle came in Week Two at Arkansas State ... Earned his first career start the week following the A-State game at home against Middle Tennessee ... Posted a career-high, five-tackle game against the Blue Raiders including three solo stops ... Had three tackles in back-to-back conference games against East Carolina and UCF ... Forced a fumble against ECU and credited with a half tackle for loss against UCF ... The week following the UCF game registered another tackle for loss against SMU ... In the "Battle for the Bones," recovered a punt blocked by teammate Reggis Ball at the UAB 24 ... Following the punt block recovery, Memphis would score its third touchdown of the third quarter en route to a 46-9 win over the Blazers ... Closed out sophomore season with a two-tackle game against Southern Miss ... Helped set the defensive tone of the Southern Miss game with a quarterback sack on the Golden Eagles' first offensive series ... Was part of a defensive unit which held USM to 95 rushing yards and 288 yards of total offense.
Saw action in 11 contests, with most of his appearances coming on special teams ... Had a fumble return for a TD vs Marshall ... Picked up a fumble by the Thundering Herd punter and returned it 36 yards for the score ... Had eight punt return yards in a road win at Tulane ... Picked up a punt block by teammate Ricky Holloway and returned it to the Green Wave 7 yard line ... His recovery led to a Tigers' TD for a 26-17 lead.
Starred at Southwind High School for Coach Cedric Miller ... Played defensive end and tight end for the Jaguars ... Named the team's defensive MVP ... Received All-Shelby Metro and all-region first team accolades as a senior.
Son of Iris Anderson ... Born July 2, 1991, in Memphis, Tenn. ... Majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies.