Memphis Tigers kickoff 2014 season on Saturday
Nine members of Leadership Council and head coach Justin Fuente field questions from media
Game set to be televised by Pac-12 Networks
Blue defeated the Gray 42-21
Team will resume practices on March 18th
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.
The Memphis football team opened up their preseason camp today. Check out some highlights from the first day and hear from junior DB Bobby McCain and head coach Justin Fuente.
Memphis Football vs Temple at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on November 30, 2013. Photos by Joe Murphy
UT-Martin @ Memphis
Photos by Joe Murphey. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium - October 19, 2013
Memphis vs Duke at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on September 7, 2013
Transferred to the University of Memphis after playing his sophomore season at Riverside Community College ... Made an immediate impact for the Tigers, starting all 12 games his junior season.
With 60 total stops during junior season, ranked fourth on the squad in tackles for first year in the Memphis program ... Had 40 solo hits including three tackles for lost yardage ... Also forced two fumbles and broke up a pass during the year ... Began his Memphis career with a four-tackle game against Duke ... Had three unassisted tackles the following week at Middle Tennessee ... Helped spark a Tiger comeback which fell just short in a 34-29 loss to SMU ... Against the Mustangs, became the first NCAA FBS player since 2004 to recover two fumbles and return both for touchdowns ... The feat had been equaled three times previously by FBS players ... Late in the third quarter, took the ball out of the hands of an SMU rusher and returned the ball 15 yards for a touchdown, the Tigers' first of the game ... Early in the fourth quarter, he returned a fumbled punt return 19 yards for a second score ... The back-to-back defensive and special teams' touchdowns allowed Memphis to slice into SMU's lead as the Tigers went from trailing 34-3 to 34-16 with 9:40 to play ... For his efforts which also included four tackles in the game, was named the National Linebacker and the National Defensive Performer of the week by the College Performance Awards ... Was also named to the American Athletic Conference's five-player Honor Roll for the week ... In the Tigers' next game, established a career high with eight tackles against Cincinnati ... Also had eight tackles, including a career-best six solo stops along with a tackle for loss, at Louisville ... Over the last three weeks of the season, had 23 total tackles ... Also had eight tackles and broke up a pass in the final game of the year at Connecticut.
2012 (Sophomore - Riverside Community College)
Played sophomore season at Riverside Community College where he posted 53 total tackles including 34 solo stops ... His 53 tackles and 34 solo stops both ranked in the Top 20 among California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) players ... Had 3.5 tackles for lost yards (nine yards) ... Intercepted a pass, returning the ball 14 yards and also had five pass breakups during the year ... After a seven-tackle performance including one for loss and two pass breakups against Saddleback, had a season-high 10 tackles in win over LA Harbor ... With Riverside trailing 12-0, picked off a pass, returning the ball 14 yards for a touchdown at Citrus early in the third quarter to help spark a 21-18 comeback win ... Had nine total tackles against Citrus including one for lost yardage to go along with two pass breakups ... During the year had at least five tackles in six games ... Helped Riverside Community College to a 9-2 record ... Played for head coach Tom Craft at Riverside Community College.
2011 (Freshman - Idaho State)
Totaled 44 tackles including 22 solo stops to go along with four tackles for loss (13 yards) and a quarterback sack (10 yards) during redshirt freshman season at Idaho State ... Returned an interception 94 yards against Northern Colorado for a touchdown ... Had four tackles including two for loss (12 yards) and a quarterback sack at Northern Arizona ... Had seven tackles and recovered a fumble against Portland State ... Also had a seven-tackle effort against Eastern Washington ... Recorded pass breakups against Western State, Montana and Eastern Washington ... Redshirted at Idaho State in 2010.
Carter High School
Graduated from Carter High School in 2010 with honors ... Four-year letter winner in football and also lettered in track for two years ... Named All-League in 2008 and again in 2009 as a senior ... Named All-CIF in 2009 ... Led Carter in tackles senior year with 104 stops ... Set a school record with three pass interceptions against Fontana ... Named First Team Defense in California All-Citrus Belt League in 2010 ... Helped Carter High School to a city championship in 2009 ... Prep team advanced to the CIF playoffs in both 2007 and 2009 ... High School coach was Alex Pierce ... Honor roll student graduated with a 3.2 grade point average.
Son of Monique and Terrance Lucas ... Has five brothers - Ronald Coleman, Randy Coleman, Brandin Fedrick, Dorian Fedrick and Adrian Fedrick ... Also has one sister, Devi'arre Lucas ... Born Oct. 30, 1991 ... Father played football at San Bernardino Community College and Montana State ... uncle, Chris Hayes, played nine years in the NFL with the New York Jets and New England Patriots and won a Super Bowl title with the Green Bay Packers in 1996 ... Interdisciplinary Studies major.