Athlon Sports announces preseason teams for American Athletic Conference
Publication announced Preseason American Athletic Conference Teams Monday
QB Lynch named Jeremy Williams Award recipient
Friday Night Stripes concludes camp this week
Tigers also made biggest jump in USA Today's final rankings
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!
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.
Memphis football vs BYU in the Miami Beach Bowl on December 22, 2014, at Marlins Park in Miami, Fla.
Memphis Football vs UConn at the Liberty Bowl on November 29, 2014. Photos by Joe Murphy
Memphis Football vs USF on November 22, 2014 at the Liberty Bowl. Photos by Joe Murphy
Memphis takes on USF
Football vs. Tulsa; photos by Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports
Since debut as a redshirt freshman in the starting lineup against Duke in the 2014 season opener has started and played in 25 straight games heading into the 2015 season, his junior year of competition … Through 25 games played has completed 462-of-762 passes (60.6 completion percentage) for 5,087 yards … Through first 25 career games averaged 203.5 yards passing per game … Has thrown 31 touchdown passes and has scored 46 total TDs (15 rushing touchdowns in his two-year career … Ranks among the top-10 on NCAA Statistics Active Career Leaders in several categories including pass attempts (sixth), completions (seventh), passing average per game (sixth) and completion percentage (sixth) along with his 38.52 total offense plays per game (eighth) … Also ranked in the top-15 in several other categories including passing yards (11th) and total touchdowns (12th) … The 5,535 total offensive yards amassed in two seasons ranks 13th on the NCAA Active Career list … Heads into junior season on the top-10 of virtually every career passing statistics list including 5,087 career passing yards, just one of three Memphis quarterbacks to surpass the 5000-yard plateau … Needs just 683 passing yards to equal Martin Hankins’ career total which ranks second all-time … Memphis career rankings also includes being ranked third in both passing attempts and pass completions … With 31 passing touchdowns tied for third all-time with Shane Matthews.
Selected to the 2015 All-Conference Second Team by the American Athletic Conference coaches … Voted the Most Valuable Player of the Miami Beach Bowl after completing 24-of-46 passes for 306 yards and four touchdowns while rushing for another 38 yards and three scores … Performance on the field twice earned American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors (UCLA, UConn) as well as three Tennessee Sports Writers Association Offensive Player of the Week recognitions (UCLA, Cincinnati, UConn) … Also on the American’s Honor Roll for weeks of the Middle Tennessee and SMU games … Named a Manning Award “All Star” following performance against USF late in the regular season … Named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll freshman season ... Earned Tiger 3.0 list recognition for the Fall 2012, Spring 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters.
Helped lead Memphis to its first conference title since 1971 and a double-overtime victory in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl during a season in which the Tigers posted a record 10 wins for only the second time in school history (1938 was the other) … Named the University of Memphis’ DeAngelo Williams Most Valuable Player for 2014 … For the season completed 259-of-413 passes for 3,031 yards and 22 touchdowns as a sophomore … Averaged 233.2 yards passing while completing 62.7 percent of his passes during the year … Also rushed for 321 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2014 … The 13 rushing touchdowns during the season ranks seventh all-time at Memphis … Ranked second among American Athletic Conference players and 26th in FBS Football in rushing touchdowns … All told, was responsible for 210 points which also ranked second in the American in 14th in FBS … Season passing totals ranked as some of the best in Memphis history –attempts (fourth), completions (second), yards (third) and touchdowns (tied for third) … Completed better than 70 percent of his passes in six games during the year including 74.1 percent (20-of-27) in the Tigers’ season-opening, 63-0 win over Austin Peay … First of four, 300-yard passing games came the second week of the season in the Tigers’ 42-35 loss at UCLA … Despite losing the game earned American Athletic Conference and Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week honors after completing 27-of-41 passes for 305 yards and a touchdown against the 11th-ranked Bruins … Over a three-week stretch to begin American Athletic Conference play, completed better than 71 percent of his passes for 861 yards and five touchdowns … Had a career-high 202.90 pass efficiency rating in conference-opening 41-14 win at Cincinnati … Completed 18-of-25 passes for 311 yards and two touchdowns … Also rushed for 45 yards and had two scoring runs of 10 yards each … Answered Cincinnati’s game-opening scoring drive with a touchdown nine-yard touchdown pass to Tevin Jones, capping a seven-play, 41-yard drive in which he completed all three of his passing attempts … Helped put the Tigers out in front for good with a 29-yard touchdown pass to Adrian Henderson on a third-and-six play … Earned Player of the Week honors from the TSWA following the conference-opening victory … Helped Memphis begin a seven-game win streak to end the season with a career-high, 311-yard passing game against SMU to spark the Tigers to a 48-10 win in Dallas … Completed 17-of-23 passes (73.9 percent) in the SMU victory … Tossed a season-long, 54-yard touchdowns pass to Phil Mayhue for the Tigers’ first points against the Mustangs … Passed for 230 yards in the Tigers’ 16-13 win at Temple that got Memphis bowl eligible for the first time since 2008 … A 17-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Hayes with 3:58 to play in the first half tied the game at 10-10 … With the score tied at 13-13 with less than three minutes to play, engineered a game-winning, 66-yard scoring drive that started with a 16-yard completion to Mose Frazier from the Memphis 20 … Would complete all five pass attempts including an 11-yarder to Keiwone Malone to move the ball to the Temple 20 to help set up the game-winning field goal as time expired … Performance against USF was recognized him as an “All Star” by the Manning Award as he completed a career-best 78.3 percent of his passes … Completed 18-of-23 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns … Also ran for 44 yards and two touchdowns in the 31-20 victory over the Bulls … Hooked up with Frazier for a 42-yard touchdown pass to give Memphis a 21-10, second-quarter lead … Earned American and TSWA Player of the Week honors as the Tigers captured a conference title with a 41-10 win over UConn … Established a new career high, passing for four touchdowns in the game, completing 22-of-41 passes for 194 yards and also ran for 40 yards on nine carries … Three touchdown passes against UConn came in the first quarter, a first by a Memphis quarterback since 2008 … With the performance, established a new Memphis record for touchdowns responsible for … NFL.com tabbed performance in 55-48 double-overtime victory against BYU in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl as one of the Top 10 of the bowl season … Completed 24-of-46 passes for 306 yards and four touchdowns including an 11-yard strike to Roderick Proctor for what proved to be the game-winner in the second overtime of the Miami Beach Bowl … Also ran for three touchdowns en route to being named the game’s Most Valuable Player … Trailing 45-38 with 2:34 to play in regulation, led the Tigers on a on a game-tying touchdown drive capped by a five-yard touchdown pass to Malone with the Tigers facing fourth down-and-four … Also converted a fourth-and-seven during the drive with a 19-yard pass to Malone … Equaled an NCAA FBS bowl record with the seven touchdowns responsible for against BYU … Tied the mark set by Washington’s Keith Price against Baylor in the 2011 Alamo Bowl and equaled by West Virginia’s Geno Smith against Clemson in the 2012 Orange Bowl … Record was also tied by Central Michigan’s Cooper Rush who threw seven touchdown passes against Western Kentucky in the 2014 Bahamas Bowl.
2013 (Redshirt Freshman)
Recorded just the 10th, 2000-yard passing season in program history, completing 203-of-349 passes for 2,056 yards and nine touchdowns ... Only the second freshman to pass for over 2,000 yards as Ryan Williams passed for 2,075 yards in 2010 ... The 203 pass completions ranks sixth on the Memphis season charts while the 312 passes thrown ranks eighth all-time ... In just one season becomes the 16th Memphis quarterback to pass for over 2,000 yards in a career ... Completed 58.2 percent of his passes as a redshirt freshman which ranks eighth on the season lists ... Averaged 171.3 passing yards per season ... Also ran for 127 net yards and two touchdowns ... Averaged 181.9 yards of total offense per game ... In the season opener against Duke, became the first freshman to begin a season at quarterback since Andy Whitwell opened the 1986 season as the starting quarterback against Ole Miss ... In debut against the Blue Devils completed 14-of-24 passes for 148 yards ... First touchdown pass came on a one-yard toss to tight end Alan Cross at Middle Tennessee ... Engineered a 10-play, 69-yard drive which gave the Tigers a 15-14 lead early in the fourth quarter of the Middle Tennessee game ... Completed 19-of-27 passes for 170 yards ... Completed 17-of-26 passes for 176 yards and a touchdown in the Tigers' 31-7 win over Arkansas State ... Hooked up with Cross for another short scoring strike against A-State ... Passed for a season-high 279 yards, completing 20-of-38 passes against eventual American Athletic Conference champion UCF ... With the Tigers trailing 24-17 with 1:46 to play after back-to-back UCF touchdowns, moved the Tigers down the field with completions of 19, 7 and 24 yards before a Memphis turnover ended a potential tying drive ... Completed 21-of-41 passes for 222 yards at Houston but the Tigers had to settle for five field goals in an eventual 25-15 loss ... The 41 pass attempts was a season high ... Completed a season high 26 of 36 passes for 198 yards against SMU ... Trailing 6-0 to UT Martin, scored on a six-yard run with 23 seconds to play in the first half to give the Tigers a 7-6 lead and capped an 80-yard drive midway through the fourth quarter with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Hayes as the Tigers extended their lead en route to a 21-6 win ... Completed 15-of-22 passes for 189 yards ... Also had a season-high, 24-yard run on the same offensive series which culminated with the touchdown pass to Hayes ... Attempted just 13 passes at USF, completing six for a season-low 59 yards but ran for a season-high 51 yards on six carries ... The USF game marked the only contest with fewer than 22 pass attempts.
Trinity Crhistian Academy
Played quarterback at Trinity Christian Academy in Deltona, Fla. ... Missed the first half of his senior season with a knee bruise he suffered in spring practice ... Registered 2,099 career passing yards ... Threw for 237 yards and three TD in the Central Florida All-Star Game in December of 2011 ... Named the all-star game's MVP ... Helped the Eagles to a 10-2 record his junior campaign ... Passed for 1,082 yards and 10 TD in 2010 ... Threw four TD passes in the season opener against Father Lopez ... Also logged three TD passes in a 46-0 win over Lighthouse Christian ... Rushed for 407 yards on 93 carries with 16 TD in 2010 ... Registered multiple TD runs in six games ... Rushed for three scores against both Orlando Christian Prep and Lake Mary Prep ... Posted 104 yards rushing and also threw two TD in the 45-19 win over Lake Mary Prep.
Son of David and Stacie Lynch ... Born Feb. 12, 1994, in San Antonio, Texas ... Majoring in sports management.