Athlon Sports announces 2014 American Athletic Conference preseason team
Phil Steele Publications announced preseason All-American Athletic Conference Team
Offense battles back after fast start by defense
Memphis team makes play on both sides of the ball
The Tigers finished 3-9 on the season
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 Temple at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on November 30, 2013. Photos by Joe Murphy
Memphis vs. USF (USATSI Gallery)
November 9, 2013 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Photos by Cecil Anderson
Memphis Football vs Cincinnati at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. Photos by Joe Murphy.
Transferred to Memphis from Alabama ... Was eligible to play immediately for Memphis and suited up for the Tigers in 2011 ... With 32 games played during playing career at Memphis is the most experienced offensive skill-position player for the Tigers ... Has played in every game over the past two seasons ... Started one game as a junior but has seen significant playing time during his career including the 2013 season and has eight career starts ... During his three-year playing career has caught 81 passes for 942 yards and five touchdowns, all high-water marks for the receiving corps' returners ... Became the Tigers' fulltime punt returner in 2012 and last year led the American Athletic Conference in returns ... Has 49 career punt returns for 455 yards, a 9.3 yards per return average.
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.
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.
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.
Son of Greg Robb and Sheila Malone ... Born Oct. 15, 1991, in Memphis, Tenn. ... majoring in interdisciplinary studies.