55  Joe Rocconi
Joe Rocconi

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Collierville, TN

High School:
Collierville HS

Weight:
234

Position:
LB/DS


Will return to his deep snapper spot this fall and may also see time at linebacker ...

1998: Earned his third letter as the Tigers' deep snapper ... Also worked in practice as a linebacker ... Handled all of the snaps for the punts and placements and had just one bad snap on the season that coming in the Minnesota game ... Handled 71 snaps for punters Ben Graves and Jim Cande ... Also was responsible for 38 snaps for Tiger kicker Ryan White ... Was credited with two tackles in punt return coverage ...

1997: A former walk-on who earned a scholarship prior to the start of the 1997 season ... Was the Tigers' deep snapper in all 11 games ... Handled all 63 snaps for punter Drew Pairamore ... Lettered for the second consecutive season ... Also worked at linebacker, but did not see any game action ... Registered one tackle and two assists as a special teams member ... Was given a football scholarship by head coach Rip Scherer prior to the start of the 1997 season ...

1996: Won the starting nod as the Tigers' deep snapper the first week of fall camp ... Appeared in all 11 games for Memphis in 1996 ... Had 74 snaps during the season ... Was credited with five solo tackles as he covered punts with the special teams ... Registered single tackles against Mississippi State, Louisville, and East Carolina and was credited with two special teams tackles in the win over Tennessee ... Had a good spring dividing playing time between linebacker and deep snapper ... Registered five tackles and one fumble recovery in the 1996 Blue-Gray game ...

Prep: Prepped at Collierville High School ... Lettered in football, baseball and track in high school ... Played linebacker and offensive guard at CHS ... Threw the shot and discus for the track team ... Was an all-city, All-Metro and honorable mention all-state football player ... Was credited with 79 tackles as a sophomore ... Had 115 tackles as a junior and 80 as a senior ... Received the Best Defensive Lineman Award as a junior ... Was named the team MVP as a senior ... Helped team to 1994 region championship ... Was named to Who's Who Among American High School Students ...

Born: 4/3/77 ... Played for coach Paul Cox ... Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rocconi.

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