7  Keiwone Malone
Keiwone  Malone

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Mitchell HS

Last College:
Alabama

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 155

Position:
WR

Experience:
4L


03/18/2015

Departed Memphis Seniors Back on Campus for Pro Day

16 former players go through drills for NFL scouts

12/22/2014

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).

12/19/2014

Tigers Getting Sun, Dialed In

Memphis goes through first local practice for Miami Beach Bowl

12/10/2014

Fuente, Jakes & Elliott Headline American Recognition

Memphis has six players named to league's first-team

12/10/2014

Seventeen Tigers Set to Graduate Sunday

Football graduating 10 Tigers.

07/17/2014

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!

08/21/2013

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.

08/13/2013

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.

08/09/2013

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.

08/08/2013

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.

12/22/2014

Memphis Football vs BYU - Miami Beach Bowl

Memphis football vs BYU in the Miami Beach Bowl on December 22, 2014, at Marlins Park in Miami, Fla.

11/29/2014

Memphis Football vs UConn

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

11/22/2014

Memphis Football vs USF

Memphis Football vs USF on November 22, 2014 at the Liberty Bowl. Photos by Joe Murphy

11/22/2014

Memphis vs. USF (USATSI)

Memphis takes on USF

10/11/2014

Memphis Football vs Houston

Memphis Football vs Houston on Oct. 11, 2014, at the Liberty Bowl. Photos by Cecil Anderson.

Career


Closed out career with 125 receptions for 1,497 yards and nine touchdowns … At the conclusion of collegiate career his 1,497 receiving yards ranks 11th all-time at Memphis while 125 receptions ranks sixth all-time … Became the Tigers’ fulltime punt returner in 2012 and over the last two years of his career led the American Athletic Conference in punt return average … Memphis’ all-time leader in punt returns with 83 for career while 716 career return yards is fourth all-time by a Tiger … For career, averaged 8.6 yards per return … Finished career ranked second among active NCAA FBS players through the 2014 season in punt returns … Also ranked sixth in punt return yards among active NCAA FBS players … Transferred to Memphis from Alabama ... Was eligible to play immediately for Memphis and suited up for the Tigers in 2011 ... Played in 45 career games, starting 13 contests.

Honors (Academic/Athletic)


Named second-team all-conference following 2014 season by the American Athletic Conference’s head coaches … Also second-team all-conference punt returner as selected by Phil Steele College Football Preview … Prior to the 2013 season was a preseason Second-Team Special pick for the American Athletic Conference, as named by Phil Steele's College Football Preview and Athlon Sports' College Football ... Named to the Phil Steele Postseason All-Conference USA Second Team as a punt returner following sophomore season in 2012.

2014 (Senior)


Led the American Athletic Conference champions in receiving yards with 555 yards, catching 45 passes including four for scores … The 45 receptions ranked second on the 2014 squad … Led the American with a 7.7 punt return average … Had a 34 punt returns for 261 yards … The 34 returns is the sixth-most in a season by a Tiger while the 261 yards ties for eighth-most … Member of the Tigers’ first conference championship team since 1971 and played a significant role, especially at season’s end, as the Tigers closed out the year with seven straight victories including a double-overtime win in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl … Season’s 45 receptions ranks tied for 18th all-time … Through nonconference play (four games), caught 19 passes for 258 yards … Had six receptions for 67 yards at then, No. 11 UCLA … With Memphis trailing 28-14 and starting a second-quarter drive at its own 15, caught a 30-yard pass to move the ball to near midfield and spark a touchdown drive to pull the Tigers to within a score by halftime … Also had an eight-yard catch prior to a 40-yard scoring run early in the fourth quarter … In addition to catching six passes for a season-high 76 yards in a win over Middle Tennessee , had an 18-yard punt return to the MTSU 40 to set up a second-quarter touchdown drive to give Memphis a 19-7 lead … Led the Tigers with four catches for 59 yards including a 42-yarder at Ole Miss … The 42-yard catch ranked as the sixth-longest reception of the season and gave him at least one 40+ yard catch in all four of his seasons at Memphis … During the Ole Miss game became the 12th Memphis player to catch 100 passes in a career … Helped the Tigers start a seven-game win streak to end the season, catching a pass for 11 yards and running for 13 yards on a rushing attempt … The 11-yard reception began the Tigers’ first touchdown drive of the game late in the first quarter … Caught at least three passes in the Tigers’ last five games of the season … In win over Connecticut to capture the American Athletic Conference title, caught a season-high seven passes for 70 yards against Connecticut … Went the first 11 games of the 2014 season without a touchdown catch … Caught two passes for scores against UConn … TD receptions of six and nine yards stretched a 6-0, first-quarter Tiger lead to 20-3 midway through the third quarter … Had a season-high 135 all-purpose yards in the Tigers’ Miami Beach Bowl victory over BYU … Caught six passes for 75 yards and had two touchdown receptions for the second straight game … Also had two runs for 41 yards … Capped the Tigers’ first offensive series with a 33-yard touchdown catch … A career-long 38 yard run later in the first quarter set up a field goal that gave the Tigers a 17-14 lead … Helped tie the game when he hauled in a five-yard touchdown reception on a fourth-down play with 45 seconds to play in regulation … Sustained the game-tying drive with a 19-yard catch with the Tigers facing fourth-and-seven from the BYU 30.

2013 (Junior)


Ranked third on the Memphis team in receptions and receiving yards as a junior, catching 25 passes for 311 yards and a touchdown ... Averaged 12.4 yards per catch ... Had receptions in eight games during the season and had the most receiving production during the second half of the Tigers' inaugural American Athletic Conference campaign ... Caught 16 passes for 232 yards over the course of the last four American games of the season ... Earlier in the season had four receptions for 32 yards against SMU and had two catches for 15 yards against Cincinnati ... Began the late-season reception run on the road at USF where he caught back-to-back passes for 10 and 15 yards to help spark a 59-yard drive which culminated with a five-yard Brandon Hayes touchdown run to put the Tigers up 13-3 with 4:09 to play ... Caught three passes for a season-high 81 yards at Louisville ... Among receptions was a second-quarter snare for a 47-yard pickup that led to the Tigers' first score of the game ... Had a then, season-high five receptions for 57 yards against Temple ... Closed out the year with a season-high six receptions for 69 yards at UConn ... Had a 10-yard touchdown reception against UConn, the Tigers' only touchdown during the game ... Led the American Athletic Conference with a 6.4 punt return average ... Had 25 returns for 159 yards during junior year.

2012 (Sophomore)


Caught 44 passes for 476 yards and three touchdowns during the year ... Ranked second on the squad in both receptions and receiving yards ... Averaged 10.8 yards per catch ... Ranked 17th nationally in punt returns with an 11.86 yards per return average ... Had 22 returns for 261 yards with a career-long, 57-yard return during the year (at UAB) ... Caught a season-high 10 passes for 102 yards against Middle Tennessee ... Teamed with senior Marcus Rucker to become the first Memphis receiving tandem to each account for 100 receiving yards in the same game since 2007 ... A week earlier caught seven passes for 90 yards including a 41-yard touchdown reception against Arkansas State ... Had 11, multiple-reception games ... Had two receptions for 26 yards including a five-yard scoring catch in the Tigers' win over Rice ... Caught at least five balls in three games during the year ... Had five receptions for 50 yards against UCF ... Had two receptions for 42 yards including a 30-yard catch that propelled Memphis to an early 14-0 lead at UAB in the Battle for the Bones ... Also had five punt returns for 112 yards including the 57-yarder against the Blazers ... During the 2012 season, had at least one reception in all but the final game of the season against Southern Miss ... Had four punt returns against USM for 67 total yards ... Racked up 179 punt return yards over the last two weeks of the season (nine total returns/19.89 yards per return).

2011 (Redshirt Freshman)


Transferred from Alabama and was eligible to play immediately ... Saw action in eight games ... Team's sixth-leading receiver in both catches (12) and yards (155) ... Hauled in one TD catch ... Also recorded two punt returns for 35 yards and one rush for three yards ... Logged his first collegiate reception vs Arkansas State ... Had a season-high three catches (5 yards) vs Austin Peay ... Hauled in a season-long reception of 46 yards vs SMU ... Also had his first collegiate rush (3 yards) vs the Mustangs ... Tied a season best with three catches vs Middle Tennessee ... His 48 receiving yards vs the Blue Raiders were a season high ... Recorded his first collegiate receiving TD vs Middle Tennessee ... The score vs the Blue Raiders was a 23-yard TD catch to tie the game at 31-all late in the contest ... Caught two passes for 34 yards vs Rice ... Logged his first collegiate punt return for 37 yards vs East Carolina ... Had one reception for 21 yards vs Tulane ... Posted one catch and one punt return in his final action of season vs UCF.

2010 (Freshman - Alabama)


Redshirted ... Attended summer school at Alabama, and enrolled in school at Memphis prior to the start of fall camp.

Mitchell High School


Prepped at Mitchell High School for Coach Nathan Cole ... A SuperPrep Magazine All-American ... Rated a four-star prospect and a member of the ESPNU 150 (No. 89) ... Listed as the No. 13 wide receiver prospect by ESPNU and No. 32 by Rivals.com ... Ranked No. 79 on The Mobile Press-Register's Super Southeast 120 ... Considered the No. 3 prospect in the state of Tennessee by SuperPrep ... Named a PrepStarAll-American at wide receiver ... Hauled in 209 receptions for 4,034 yards and 57 TD in his career ... A two-time all-state first team selection ... Caught 66 passes for 1,378 yards (21.0 yards-per-catch average) and 26 TD as a senior in 2009 ... Pulled in a career-best 78 passes for 1,438 yards and 19 TD as a junior in 2008 ... Caught 70 balls for 1,249 yards and 12 TD as a sophomore in 2007.

Personal


Son of Greg Robb and Sheila Malone ... Born Oct. 15, 1991, in Memphis, Tenn. ... Graduated in December, 2014 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.

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