Memphis Tigers kickoff 2014 season on Saturday
Nine members of Leadership Council and head coach Justin Fuente field questions from media
Phil Steele Publications announced preseason All-American Athletic Conference Team
Memphis team makes play on both sides of the ball
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.
2013 Memphis football camp opens tomorrow but the leadership council met with the media today to discuss the start of camp and their expectations for their first season in the American Athletic Conference.
Memphis hit the midway point of the second week of preseason camp, conducting a 100+ play scrimmage on Wed., Aug. 13.
Photos by Joe Murphey. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium - October 19, 2013
Memphis vs. SMU - UTSI
Photos by Joe Murphy. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. September 21, 2013.
Memphis vs Duke at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on September 7, 2013
Enters senior year having played in 33 career games including all 12 games of both his sophomore and junior seasons ... Tallied 10 starts during junior year and has started 18 games during his career ... Came close to doubling his previous career tackle total and through three seasons has 59 career stops including 35 solo hits ... Among his tackles are 13.5 tackles for lost yardage (-51 yards) and five quarterback sacks (-34 yards) ... During career has a forced fumble and recovered another.
Earned Tiger 3.0 list recognition for the Fall 2011 semester ... Earned C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll distinction for 2011-12 ... Named All-Conference USA Honorable Mention as a sophomore in 2012.
Saw action in all 12 games as a junior with starts at both defensive and nose tackle during the 2013 season ... Began the year as one of the Tigers' starting defensive ends ... started the first four games of the season at defensive end before shoring up the interior of the defensive line with six starts at nose tackle ... For the year accounted for 26 total tackles including seven for lost yardage (-28 yards) and three quarterback sacks (-21 yards) ... Also had three quarterback hurries during the season ... Had two quarterback sacks for -13 yards among his three tackles in the Tigers' win over Arkansas State ... Helped set the tone in the A-State game with a quarterback sack for an eight-yard loss on the Red Wolves' first offensive series ... Began the fourth quarter of the Arkansas State contest with another sack and also had a quarterback hurry in the game ... Established a new career high with five tackles including a quarterback sack for an eight-yard loss against UT Martin ... Closed out the game with an assisted tackle then the quarterback sack on the Skyhawks' final series ... Matched career high with five tackles in the Tigers' game against Louisville ... Had two tackles for lost yardage (-4 yards) against the Cardinals ... Closed out season with a two-tackle game at UConn which included a tackle for a two-yard loss.
Tallied 28 total tackles while playing in all 12 games as a sophomore ... Started seven contests during the year ... Registered both 14 solo hits and 14 assists including 6.5 tackles for lost yardage (-23 yards) and 2.0 quarterback sacks (-13 yards) ... Began the season with three tackles including two tackles for lost yardage (-4 yards) ... Had three tackles including a tackle for loss at Arkansas State ... Continued streak of games with a tackle for loss to begin the season the third week of the year when he had three stops including one four a four-yard loss ... Established a new career tackle standard with four tackles at Duke ... One of his two assisted tackles against UCF was for a loss ... Credited with a quarterback hurry on Tank Jakes' 32-yard interception return for a touchdown in the Tigers' win over Tulane ... Finished with three tackles against the Green Wave ... First career quarterback sacks came in the Tigers' "Battle For the Bones" road win at UAB ... On UAB's first offensive series had a sack for a six-yard loss to force the Blazers to punt and set up Memphis' first scoring drive ... Also credited for a quarterback sack when he forced a fourth-quarter fumble that Memphis recovered at the UAB 18, setting up a touchdown to stretch out a 37-3 Tiger lead ... Finished the game with a career-high equaling four tackles, including a fourth-down stop which forced a possession change.
Played in nine games ... Logged five total tackles, including two solo hits and three assists ... Had one forced fumble ... Saw his first collegiate action in the Tigers' fourth contest of the season vs SMU ... Recorded his first collegiate tackle, a solo stop, vs Rice ... Also had his first collegiate forced fumble vs the Owls ... Logged one solo tackle vs Tulane ... Finished season with one assisted tackle in games vs UCF, Marshall and Southern Miss.
Whitehaven High School
Lettered four seasons as a defensive tackle for Coach Rodney Saulsberry at Whitehaven High School ... Ranked as the No. 5 prospect in the state of Tennessee by Rivals.com ... Also rated as the 38th-best defensive tackle nationally, according to Rivals.com ... Rated a three-star defender by Rivals.com ... Logged 20 tackles, including a season-high five solo stops, vs White Station in 2010 ... Posted sacks against Hamilton, Fairley and Christian Brothers ... Recovered a fumble vs Fairley and also forced a fumble against Central ... Named the 2010 District 16-AAA Defensive Player of the Year ... Named to 2010 Tennessee Sports Writers Association Class 6A All-State Team ... Selected as the 2010 MIAA Outstanding Player ... Earned multiple Whitehaven High School defensive awards ... Helped squad to a 12-2 record and an appearance in the state semifinals, where they fell to Smyrna 10-7 ... The Tigers defense limited opponents to just 7.8 points-per-game and logged five shutouts in 2010 ... Participated in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl All-Star Game ... Played in the National Underclassmen Combine All-World Gridiron Classic in Charleston, S.C. ... Earned all-state honors in 2009 ... Posted 36 tackles in 2009 ... Logged a season-high six stops vs Sheffield ... Also credited with three sacks, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries ... Both fumble recoveries came against Germantown ... Earned second place in state for the shot put in middle school in 2006.
Son of Terry and Sonja Redden ... Born Aug. 23, 1993, in Memphis, Tenn. ... Majoring in organizational leadership.