Game 11 - Temple - November 30, 2013 - Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium - Memphis, Tenn.
Memphis will honor 15 seniors on Saturday
Cards feature nation's No. 2 defense
Tiger DE Closing in on QB Sack Records
Tiger tandem set American Athletic Conference standards.
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.
A week of acclimation to begin the 2012 preseason camp continued for the University of Memphis Tigers on Tuesday as the squad went through their second practice in helmets. The team will add shoulder pads to their workout gear for Wednesday's afternoon session.
November 9, 2013 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Photos by Cecil Anderson
Photos by Joe Murphy. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. September 21, 2013.
Memphis vs Duke at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on September 7, 2013
Memphis vs. Duke - USATSI Gallery
Images from the Tigers' fifth practice, the team's first in full pads.
Enters his junior season having played in 23 games with 21 coming in a starting role including all 12 games as a sophomore ... During his two year career has registered 65 total tackles, including 49 solo stops along with 16 assists ... Credited with 4.5 tackles for loss (-18 yards) and 1.5 quarterback sacks (-9 yards) ... Has seven pass breakups, one interception (returned for a touchdown) and forced a fumble.
Preseason Second-Team Special Team pick for All-American Athletic Conference by Phil Steele's College Football Preview and Third-Team Special Team pick by Athlon Sports' College Football ... Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the 2011 Fall semester ... Earned Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll distinction for 2011-12 ... Tabbed All-Conference USA Honorable Mention as a returner in 2012.
Starting all 12 games as a sophomore, finished with 36 total tackles (26 solo stops and 10 assists) ... Also had three pass breakups, 3.5 tackles for loss (-17 yards) and 1.5 quarterback sacks (-9 yards) ... During the season had 28 kickoff returns for 721 yards ... The 28 kickoff returns ties for fifth most in program history while the 721 yards ranks fourth ... Became the team's regular kickoff returner the third game of the season against Middle Tennessee and established career highs with five kickoff returns for 138 yards against the Blue Raiders ... Set a single-game record with the highest kickoff return average (43.7 yards per return) against Duke ... Against the Blue Devils had a 95-yard kickoff return, tying for the fourth-longest in school history ... First tackle for loss during the year came against Rice, one of three tackles while also breaking up a pass in a Conference USA-opening victory ... Had five tackles including a shared tackle for loss on the road at SMU ... In addition to a season-high seven tackles, accounted for 178 all-purpose yards on the road at Marshall ... Had four kickoff returns for 117 yards including a 52-yarder against the Thundering Herd ... Also caught a pass on a fake punt, for a 61-yard gain down to the Marshall four ... The Tigers would score two plays later to cut a Marshall lead to 31-28 in the fourth quarter ... Had tackles for loss in the final two games of the season as the Tigers finished the year with a three-game winning streak ... Helped Memphis maintain the momentum from the first half on UAB's first series after intermission with a first-down tackle for a seven-yard loss back to midfield ... The Blazers would have to punt three plays later ... First solo quarterback sack dropped Southern Mississippi's quarterback for an eight-yard loss on the Golden Eagles' first series of the second half.
Played in 11 games ... Made nine starts ... Logged 29 total tackles with 23 solo hits and six assists ... Had four pass breakups, one interception (return for TD), one forced fumble and one TFL (1 yard) ... Saw his first collegiate action in the season opener vs Mississippi State ... Recorded first collegiate tackle (solo hit) vs Arkansas State ... Had a season-high two pass breakups vs SMU ... Logged season bests for total tackles (8) and solo stops (7) vs Middle Tennessee ... Had one solo stop and one pass breakup vs Rice ... Credited with three total stops (2 solo, 1 assist) vs East Carolina ... Picked off his first collegiate pass and returned it 79 yards for a TD vs Tulane ... Also had four solo tackles vs the Green Wave ... The interception return for a TD was the first by a Tiger since the 2003 campaign ... His interception return for TD reversed the momentum of the contest, as Tulane held a 17-14 lead and was driving inside the Tigers 20 for another score ... The interception return for TD started a Tigers' 19-0 scoring run the final 17:31 of the game ... Logged three solo stops, one TFL (1 yard), one forced fumble and one pass breakup vs UAB ... The TFL and forced fumble were the first of his career ... Closed his first collegiate season with six total tackles (3 solo, 3 assists) vs Southern Miss.
Played for Coach John Grass at Oxford High School ... Rated the No. 36 player in the state of Alabama, according to Rivals.com ... Rated as a three-star prospect as a cornerback by Rivals.com ... Versatile player who played both sides of the ball ... Credited with 35 tackles and an interception in 2010 ... Hauled in 25 passes for 378 yards and three TD as a senior ... Also carried the ball 28 times and gained 212 yards with six scores ... Was 10-of-21 passing for 221 yards ... Pulled off a rare trifecta, returning a punt and an interception for a TD and added a rushing TD in the Yellow Jackets' 41-28 win against Pell City in October of 2010 ... Helped squad to a 7-6 record and a Class 6A state playoff second-round appearance ... Worked in the secondary in 2009, totaling 39 tackles, one interception and five pass breakups ... Scored on a one-yard run and a 20-yard blocked punt return in the 2009 season opener vs Hoover ... Boasted 288 yards on 11 kickoff returns as a junior ... Took the opening kickoff 87 yards for a score against Huffman.
Son of Bernard and Tosha Lawler ... Born Aug. 18, 1993, in Sylacauga, Ala. ... Has not declared a major.