An all-star candidate for Memphis in 2002 ... Enters fall camp as the Tiger starter at center ... Has been a starter at center since his arrival in Memphis in the fall of 1999 ... Came to the Tigers as a transfer from Florida A&M ... 2001: Started all 11 games for the Tigers at center in 2001 ... Opened the season playing 62-of-62 offensive snaps against the MSU Bulldogs ... Played all 69 offensive plays in the win over UT-Chattanooga ... Logged 67 plays in the South Florida win and participated in all 79 plays against Louisville ... Had his streak of 1062 consecutive plays snapped in the Southern Mississippi game when Drew Harmon gave him a breather for four plays ... Played 43-of-73 plays in the Houston win ... Started and played all 58 snaps against East Carolina ... Worked all 73 plays against UAB and played 50 snaps against Tennessee ... Worked 58-of-62 plays in the win over Army and ended the season with 65-of-65 snaps against Cincinnati ... For the season he played 684 of 744 total plays ... 2000: Was the Tiger starter at center for all 11 games of the season ... Was considered the ?iron man? of the Memphis offensive line ... Was the only lineman to play every snap during the 2000 season ... Played the final four games of the season with a broken toe ... Opened the season playing 76 of 76 snaps in the Mississippi State game ... Played a season high 80 of 80 snaps in the East Carolina and Tulane games ... Had 77 plays against Cincinnati and 75 snaps in the Tigers? win over Louisiana-Monroe ... Finished the season playing a total of 785 snaps for the Tiger offense ... Was selected as the 2000 Offensive Lineman of the Year for the Tigers ...Was signed to a scholarship in January of 2000 ... Came to the Tigers in the fall of 1999 as a transfer from Florida A&M ... Worked as a guard in ?99 but was moved to center in the spring of 2000 ... Quickly moved into the starting center spot ... A very strong player who is a dedicated worker in the weightroom ... Received one of the Winter/Spring Performances Awards at the Blue-Gray Game ... 1999: Came to the Tigers as a walk-on candidate for an offensive line position ... Transferred to Memphis from Florida A&M where he was on scholarship ... Sat out the 1999 season under the NCAA transfer rules ... Was already redshirted at Florida A&M ... Worked as an offensive guard in the fall of 1999 ... Received the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year Award at the 1999 Football Banquet ...1998: Was a scholarship player at Florida A&M University ... Worked as an offensive guard and a defensive tackle as a freshman at Florida A&M ... Was redshirted during the 1998 season ... Came to the Tigers after his father was transferred to the Memphis area ... Prep: Played his prep football at Pensacola (FL) High School ... Lettered in football, track and weightlifting ... Was a three year football letter winner ... Played both guard and tackle ... Was a first team all-area selection, all-region and All Big Six selection in football in 1997 and was a second team 6A All-State pick ... Graded 95% in blocking and had 13 pancake blocks vs. Montgomery Sidney Lanier High as a senior ... Graded over 90% in blocking during his senior season ... Gave up no quarterback sacks as a junior and senior ... Was an honor student at Pensacola High School ... Is the cousin of IBF, WBC and WBO light heavyweight boxing champion Roy Jones, Jr. ... Played for coach Mike Bennett at Pensacola High... Born: 7/28/80 ... Son of Raymond and Bernie Pugh.
* only Memphis offensive lineman to play every snap during the 2000 season