Tigers play host to Middle Tennessee Saturday
Game Two - at Arkansas State - September 8, 2012 - ASU Stadium - Jonesboro, Ark.
Arkansas State had 619 yards on 97 plays Saturday night in Jonesboro, Ark.
Game slated for internet only viewing via ESPN3
Memphis vs Middle Tennessee at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tenn. on September 15, 2012.
Images from the Tigers' season opener against UT Martin.
Preseason Photo Shoot. Photos by Joe Murphy.
Has played in 13 games, making two starts ... Limited by injuries his sophomore season ... Has rushed for 621 yards on 146 carries (4.3 yards-per-carry average) ... Has three rushing TD ... Has a long rush of 36 yards ... Has 15 receptions for 74 yards and one TD ... Has a long reception of 35 yards.
Honored with the 2011 SAE-Paul Gingold MVP Award, given to the Blue-Gray spring game MVP.
Saw action in only three games ... Made one start ... Limited throughout the season as a result of injuries ... Rushed for 152 yards on 30 carries (5.1 ypc average) ... Scored two TD on the ground ... Caught four passes for six yards ... Started the season opener vs Mississippi State ... Ran the ball six times for 28 yards vs the Bulldogs ... Also caught two passes for eight yards vs Mississippi State ... Next action of the season came in game No. 6 vs Rice ... Had seven rushes for 29 yards and two receptions for -2 yards vs the Owls ... Third action of the season came in game No. 10 vs UAB ... Posted season highs for rushes (17) and rushing yards (95) vs the Blazers ... Scored a career-best two TD vs UAB ... Had a season-best long rush of 22 yards vs the Blazers.
Enrolled at Memphis in January of 2010 and was eligible to participate in spring practice ... Missed several practices with an injury and did not play in the 2010 Blue-Gray Game ... Played in 10 games as a true freshman ... One of six true freshmen to start at least one game in 2010 ... Team's rushing leader in seven of the 10 games in which he played ... Ranked second on the team in rushing with 116 attempts for 469 yards and one TD ... Saw his first collegiate action in the season opener vs Mississippi State ... Carried the ball 10 times and logged 26 yards against the Bulldogs ... Also logged two receptions in the opener ... Gained 59 yards on 17 carries vs East Carolina ... Set a career-high mark with a 35-yard reception against the Pirates ... The 35-yard reception resulted in his first collegiate TD ... Rushed for 46 yards against Middle Tennessee ... Had his most productive game in his first collegiate start against UTEP ... Rushed for 90 yards on 23 carries against the Miners ... Posted his third game of more than 50 yards rushing with 62 yards on 10 carries against Tulsa ... Scored his first career rushing TD on his 65th career carry ... Scored off a 22-yard run in the second quarter vs Tulsa ... Carried the ball 11 times vs Louisville (49 yards) and Southern Miss (25 yards) ... Registered a season-high three receptions against Louisville ... Missed the Tennessee and Marshall games with an injury ... Returned to play vs UAB and averaged a season-best 7.7 yards-per-carry with 85 yards on 11 rushes ... Had a career-long, 36-yard carry against the Blazers ... Selected the Offensive MVP of the 2011 Blue-Gray Game.
Originally signed with North Carolina in February of 2009, before joining the squad at Hargrave Military Academy ... Played for Coach Robert Prunty at Hargrave ... Logged 10 carries for 81 yards and two TD vs Frostburg State in 2009 ... Also scored a TD vs Walter Reed in the Military Bowl ... Prepped at Jordan High School under Coach Mike Briggs ... Rushed for more than 4,000 career yards, as he established the school's all-time rushing mark ... Named all-state, all-conference and all-area all four years of high school ... Considered one of the top 25 players in North Carolina by The Charlotte Observer and SuperPrep ... Member of PrepStar'sHigh School All-Atlantic Region Team ... Listed in the North Carolina postseason 2009 Top 35 by Rivals.com ... Ranked 46th on Rivals.com list of all-purpose backs ... Named the 2009 PAC-6 Offensive Player of the Year and Running Back of the Year ... Gained 1,241 rushing yards as a senior ... Rushed 183 times for 1,290 yards and 16 TD and caught 19 passes for 281 yards and two TD as a junior ... Had 1,541 rushing yards as a sophomore ... Rushed for 361 yards against East Chapel Hill High School.
Son of George Rhodes and Donna Little ... Born June 30 in Durham, N.C. ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.