77  Malcom Rawls
Malcom Rawls

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
East HS

Last College:
Univ. of Tennessee

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 330

Position:
OL

Birthdate:
10/01/1986

Experience:
2L


2009:


Played in eight of 12 games on the offensive line at left and right guard...Participated in 42.3 percent of the offensive plays in games he played...Totaled 235 snaps...Logged 30 snaps at left guard and 12 at right guard in the season opener against Ole Miss...Had 15 snaps at right guard and five at left guard against Middle Tennessee before leaving the game with an injury...Worked a season high 49 offensive plays against UT Martin with 40 coming at left guard...Logged 22 snaps at left guard and seven at right guard against Marshall...Worked 13 snaps at right guard and three at left guard...Did not play against UTEP...Worked 16 snaps at right guard against Southern Miss...Did not play against East Carolina...Participated on 39 offensive plays against Tennessee at right guard and one at left guard...Logged 23 of 74 snaps against UAB at right guard...Did not play against Houston and Tulsa.

2008:


Played in all 13 games with five starts at right guard on the offensive line...Started against Ole Miss, Rice, Marshall, UAB and Louisville...Part of an offensive line that ranked second in C-USA in fewest sacks allowed with 17...Started the season opener against Ole Miss, and logged a career high 62 of 84 snaps at right guard...Started at right guard and played 57 of 76 snaps versus Rice...Started versus Marshall, and played 43 of 83 snaps at right guard...Worked more than half the offensive plays of the next five games...Worked 43 offensive snaps at right guard versus Tulane...Alternated play at right guard with senior Michael Denning in the St. Petersburg Bowl...Worked 37 of the team's 65 offensive plays against USF...Tiger offensive line contributed to Memphis ranking 22nd nationally in rushing offense and 26th in total offense...Front line also had to make several adjustments throughout the season as four different quarterbacks were utilized due to injuries...Tigers had ranked as high as 14th nationally in passing offense prior to Arkelon Hall and Will Hudgens being injured in the ECU game...Helped pave the way for Curtis Steele to rush for 1,223 yards, which ranks fourth in school history for single season yardage...O-line also contributed to Memphis having a 100-yard receiver or 100-yard rusher in three of the last five games of the season.

2007:


A big addition to the roster who added depth to the Tiger offensive line...Transferred to Memphis from the University of Tennessee...Had to sit out the 2006 season and was unable to practice with the team because of NCAA transfer guidelines...Joined the Tigers out on the field for spring 2007 workouts...Played in nine games with three starts at left guard...Saw his first action in a Tiger uniform against the Ole Miss Rebels...Started against Middle Tennessee and Rice at left guard for Dominik Riley, who was injured...Participated in a career-high 56 offensive plays against Rice...Logged action in 33 plays versus MTSU...Did not play against Tulane, but was back on the field the following game versus East Carolina...Made his third start of the season in the road victory over Southern Miss...Logged action in over 180 plays in 2007...Was part of an offensive line that led C-USA in sack denial with only 14...That total also ranked 10th nationally...Helped pave the way for a Tiger offense that ranked 13th nationally in passing offense and 23rd in total offense...Is expected to help anchor a veteran offensive line this fall.

University of Tennessee:


Redshirted during the 2005 season.

Prep:


Was a three-year starter on the offensive line for Coach Wayne Randall at East High...Gave up one sack in three years of varsity action...Helped lead his team to the state playoffs in 2003 and 2004...Was a 4A all-state honoree in 2004...Earned All-Shelby Metro recognition by the Memphis Commercial Appeal as a junior...Also threw the shot put for the EHS track and field team.

Personal:


Malcom Voltaire Rawls is the son of Charlotte Rawls Hill...Born October 1, 1986, in Anniston, Ala.

Rawls' Career Offensive Line Statistics
YR Games/Starts Plays/Total Team Plays
2007 9/3 183/695
2008 13/5 474/977
2009 8/0 235/556
TOTAL 30/8 892/2,228

Rawls' Career Highs
Snaps 62 (Ole Miss 2008)

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