Offense battles back after fast start by defense
Memphis has 28 student-athletes named to team
Tom Hornsey Named Co-Special Teams Player of the Year
Memphis closes out season against first-time opponent
Memphis will honor 15 seniors on Saturday
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 Football vs Cincinnati at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. Photos by Joe Murphy.
Photos by Joe Murphey. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium - October 19, 2013
Photos by Joe Murphy. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. September 21, 2013.
Memphis vs Duke at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on September 7, 2013
After redshirting in 2010, his first season in the Memphis program, has seen action in 24 straight games and started 10 contests ... For his career has registered 59 total tackles -22 solo stops and 37 assists ... During two-year career has 12 tackles for lost yards (56 yards) and 8.5 quarterback sacks (46 yards) ... Has forced three fumbles, recovered a fumble and deflected a pass.
Preseason Second-Team Defense selection on All-American Athletic Conference teams as tabbed by Athlon Sports' College Football and Phil Steele's College Football Preview ... Selected to the 2012 All-Conference USA Second Team by the league's coaches ... Named to the Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year midseason watch list during sophomore season ... Member of the Tiger 3.0 Club for the 2010 fall and 2012 spring semesters ... Named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13.
Led Memphis with 11 tackles for lost yards (51 yards) and 7.5 quarterback sacks while starting 10 of 12 games played during the 2012 season ... Finished the year with 46 tackles - 13 solo stops and 33 assists, had four quarterback hurries and forced two fumbles during the year ... After tallying eight total tackles through the first three games, registered quarterback sacks among his tackles in the Tigers' next three games ... Registered Memphis' first quarterback sack of the season against Duke ... In Memphis' win over Rice, had two tackles for loss (13 yards) and a quarterback sack ... With Memphis leading 14-10, a tackle for loss at the end of the third quarter helped stall a Rice drive and forced the Owls to punt on the first play of the fourth quarter ... A week later at ECU had three tackles for loss (18 yards) and finished with 2.5 quarterback sacks (17 yards) ... Also forced a fumble against ECU ... Had a career-high seven tackles against SMU ... Equaled a career and season high for sacks with 2.5 against SMU ... Had three tackles for loss against the Mustangs and forced a fumble ... Shared in a quarterback sack on UAB's final offensive series in the Tigers' "Battle for the Bones" victory ... Finished the season with a six-tackle effort against Southern Miss including sharing a pair of tackles for lost yardage in the fourth quarter (-7 and -2 yards).
Played in all 12 games ... Saw most of his action at defensive tackle ... Collected 13 total tackles with nine solo stops and four assists ... Also credited with one TFL, one sack, one pass breakup, one QB hurry, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery ... Saw first playing time of collegiate career in the season opener vs Mississippi State ... Had a season-high two solo stops vs Austin Peay ... Registered a forced fumble, QB hurry and pass breakup vs the Governors, all the first of his collegiate career ... Posted a season-best three total tackles (1-2) vs SMU ... The two assisted hits vs SMU were a season high ... Posted first collegiate TFL (5 yards) and sack (5 yards) vs the Mustangs ... Logged first collegiate fumble recovery vs East Carolina ... Tied a season high with two solo tackles vs UCF ... In season finale vs Southern Miss, tied season highs with three total tackles and two solo hits.
Played for Coach Mark Byrd at Westside High School ... Helped team to an 8-3 record and an appearance in the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs in 2009 ... Logged 85 tackles, including 17 sacks ... Returned an interception 15 yards for a TD against Milby ... Also tallied 23 TFL ... Selected to the All-Greater Houston All-State second team ... An Associated Press Sports Editors Class 5A All-State honorable mention pick ... Named to the MaxPreps.com District 5A-20 first team ... Logged a season-high 11 tackles, including nine solo stops, against Sharpstown High ... Posted five or more tackles in seven games in 2009 ... Recorded three sacks against both Sharpstown and Madison ... Credited with two forced fumbles vs Alief Elsik ... Invited to participate in the Space City Classic All-Star Game ... Named to the all-academic team ... Nominated for the Bayou Bowl All-Star Game ... Logged 14 tackles in five games as a junior.
Son of Ben and Victoria Ifedi ... Born Sept. 4, 1991, in Houston, Texas ... Majoring in Health and Human Performance/Health Promotion and Lifestyle Management.