Athlon Sports announces preseason teams for American Athletic Conference
Publication announced Preseason American Athletic Conference Teams Monday
Commencement festivities moved to Sunday due to Grizzlies' game conflict.
Hayes finished with 189 yards on 21 carries.
Memphis closes out league play with two at Liberty Bowl
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
Memphis Football vs Middle Tennessee on September 20, 2014, at the Liberty Bowl. Photos by Joe Murphy.
Graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor’s of Business degree in Management … On the field has caught 65 passes for 802 yards and four touchdowns over the last two seasons … Originally walked on to the Memphis program after transferring from Arkansas-Pine Bluff and was a practice player Memphis head coach Justin Fuente’s first season at Memphis in 2012.
Career-high eight-catch, 110-yard receiving night in win at Temple to get the Tigers’ bowl eligible earned American Athletic Conference Honor Roll recognition … Named to the inaugural American Athletic Conference All-Academic Football Team following the 2013 season ... Earned Tiger 3.0 Club list recognition for five semesters during his career – Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014 and Spring 2017 semesters ... Named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for the 2012-13 academic year.
Memphis’ leading receiver in terms of catches in 2014 with 47 for 506 yards … Caught three touchdown passes during the season … Had at least one catch in all 13 games … Started seven games during the season … Caught four passes for 55 yards including first touchdown reception of the season in 63-0 win over Austin Peay … Had an 18-yard catch on the Tigers’ first offensive series of the season … Capped Memphis’ first offensive series of the second half with a 17-yard touchdown reception from Paxton Lynch … Second start of the season came in the Tigers’ 41-14 road win at Cincinnati to open American Athletic Conference play … Had a 33-yard run to set up a Jake Elliott field goal to give the Tigers a 17-7, first-quarter lead … Also had a 16-yard pass reception in the game … Had eight receptions for 110 yards, both career highs, in the Tigers’ 16-13 win at Temple … Victory was the Tigers’ sixth of the season, making the program bowl eligible for the first time since 2008 … Trailing 10-3 in the second quarter, caught a 42-yard pass from Lynch to set up a game-tying touchdown run before halftime … With the score tied at 13-13 with less than three minutes to play, began the game-winning drive from the Memphis 20 with a 16-yard reception sparking a scoring drive that resulted in a 31-yard Elliott field goal as time expired in Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field … Caught five passes for 59 yards in road win at Tulane … Caught a 38-yard touchdown pass to give the Tigers a 17-0 lead against the Green Wave … Notched back-to-back games with touchdown catches, hooking up with Lynch for a 42-yard touchdown play to give Memphis a 21-10, second-quarter lead in the USF game … Three receptions for 82 yards against the Bulls … Helped the Tigers earn the program’s first conference title since 1971 with a performance against UConn which included five catches for 16 yards and a 12-yard run which was part of a third-quarter touchdown drive that put the Tigers out in front, 20-3 … In the Miami Beach Bowl victory against BYU helped put the Tigers out in front early, 14-7, with receptions of four and 16 yards on one first-quarter scoring series … All four pass receptions (31 yards) as well as a one-yard run were part of scoring drives as the Tigers scored 55 points, the most in a bowl game by a Memphis team.
After practicing the previous season with the Tigers as a transfer from Arkansas-Pine Bluff saw his first playing time as a sophomore in 2013 ... Played in all 12 games, starting three ... Finished the year with 18 receptions for 296 yards and one touchdown ... Led the Tigers with a 16.4 yards per catch average ... Averaged 24.7 receiving yards per game which ranked fourth on the squad for the year ... First career reception went for a 32-yard gain in the Tigers' season opener against Duke ... Had five, multi-reception games during the year including four straight contests starting with the Arkansas State game ... Caught two passes for 35 yards including a 28-yarder against A-State ... Caught two passes for 50 yards including a season-long, 43-yarder in the Tigers' American Athletic Conference opener against UCF ... On the road at Houston caught a season-best five passes for 81 yards ... Also had a 16-yard run against UH in a game played at BBVA Compass Stadium ... Had a 23-yard reception to help set up the Tigers' third field goal against the Cougars while a 29-yard catch early in the third quarter got the Tigers out of the shadows of their own end zone and led to another field goal which gave Memphis a 12-10 lead ... Caught four passes for 46 yards against SMU including an eight-yard touchdown catch on the game's final play ... Had two receptions for 31 yards against UT Martin.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman)
Sat out while meeting transfer rules.
2011 (Freshman - Arkansas-Pine Bluff)
Transferred to the University of Memphis after originally attending Arkansas-Pine Bluff in 2011.
Whitehaven High School
Four-year letter winner at wide receiver for head coach Rodney Saulsberry ... Named All-District 16-AAA as a senior ... Member of back-to-back District 16-AAA championship teams as both a junior and senior ... Was a team captain senior year ... Also lettered three years playing both shooting guard and point guard for Whitehaven's basketball team.
Son of LaSheba Usher and Mose M. Frazier, Sr. ... Born Aug. 30, 1993 in Memphis, Tenn. ... Management major.