11  Sam Craft
Sam Craft

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Olive Branch HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 210

Position:
ATH

Experience:
1L


10/11/2014

Memphis Postgame Notes vs Houston

Game 6 - vs Houston - October 11, 2014 - Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium - Memphis, Tenn.

10/11/2014

Tigers Fall in Thriller to Houston, 28-24

The Tigers picked up 368 yards of total offense while holding the Cougars to 354 yards, but five turnovers hindered the offensive output.

10/06/2014

Justin Fuente Weekly Press Conference

Tigers battle Houston Saturday at 6 pm on CBS Sports Network

10/04/2014

Memphis Postgame Notes vs. Cincinnati

10/04/2014

Memphis beats Cincinnati 41-14 in AAC opener

Paxton Lynch threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more on Saturday night.

07/17/2014

Memphis Football: Inside the Tigers' Winter/Summer Workouts

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!

08/21/2013

Memphis Football Completes Final Two-A-Day Practice

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.

08/13/2013

Memphis Football Preseason Camp - First Day in Full Pads

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.

08/09/2013

Memphis Football Preseason Camp - Day Two

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.

08/08/2013

Memphis Football Preseason Camp - Day One

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.

11/29/2014

Memphis Football vs UConn

Memphis Football vs UConn at the Liberty Bowl on November 29, 2014. Photos by Joe Murphy

10/11/2014

Houston vs. Memphis (USA Today)

Houston vs. Memphis (USA Today); photos by Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

09/27/2014

Memphis Football at No. 10 Ole Miss

Memphis Football at No. 10 Ole Miss. Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. September 27, 2014. Photos by Joe Murphy

09/27/2014

Memphis vs. No. 10 Ole Miss (USA Today)

09/20/2014

Memphis Football vs Middle Tennessee

Memphis Football vs Middle Tennessee on September 20, 2014, at the Liberty Bowl. Photos by Joe Murphy.

Honors (Academic/Athletic)


Recognized on the Tiger 3.0 list for the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters.

2013 (Freshman)


After coming off the bench the first two weeks of the season, started the final 10 games of the season at wide receiver for the Tigers as a true freshman ... Ranked second on the team, catching 31 passes for 337 yards and one touchdown ... Equaled a team high in rushing touchdowns with five, carrying the ball 25 times for 102 yards ... In first career start, a 31-7 win over Arkansas State, had a five-yard rushing touchdown and caught three passes for 32 yards including a 24-yarder on the first play from scrimmage ... Tacked onto the play was a 15-yard face mask penalty, giving the Tigers the ball at the A-State 38 ... Memphis would score six plays later and would go on to lead 24-7 at halftime ... The 5-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, became part of the first father/son duo to score touchdowns for the Tigers in school history ... During his junior year, father Ray caught touchdown passes against Southern Miss and Vanderbilt in helping Memphis to a 6-5 record ... In American Athletic Conference opener against UCF, rushed for 28 yards on four carries and had two receptions for 30 yards ... Trailing 24-17 with 1:46 to play in the game, had a 19-yard reception to get the ball to midfield and the Tigers would drive inside the 10 before the potential, tying scoring drive stalled ... Against SMU, rushed for 26 yards on four carries and had four receptions for 30 yards ... Had a season-high 83 receiving yards against UT Martin ... With three touchdowns scored against Temple - two rushing and one receiving - tied for the sixth-most points scored by a Tiger ... Had a season-high seven receptions for 62 yards including a 10-yard touchdown pass on the opening drive of the second half to cut the Owls' lead to 17-14 ... Also had touchdown runs of one and three yards against Temple ... Closed out the year with four receptions for 51 yards against UConn.

Olive Branch High School


Named to the Mississippi High School Activities Association All-Region 1 6A Most Valuable Player on offense ... Selected to the Commercial Appeal's Best of Preps Mississippi/Arkansas Team ... As a senior, completed 116-of-234 passes for 1,798 yards and 14 touchdowns ... Threw four touchdown passes of 70 yards or more including two to OBHS and future Memphis teammate Jamil Collins ... Also came close to rushing for 1,000 yards, finishing with 974 yards and 16 touchdowns on 177 rushing attempts ... Rushed for over 100 yards in five games during senior season ... Caught 10 passes for 286 yards and four scores in 2012 ... On special teams, had eight kickoff returns for 25 yards ... In third game of the season averaged 25 yards per completed pass, going 8-for-16 for 201 yards with three touchdowns ... Helped the Conquistadors begin the season 4-0 with a strong rushing effort in a 43-33 win over Memphis University School ... Against MUS, carried the ball 24 times for 153 yards and three touchdowns including a 53-yard touchdown run which gave Olive Branch a 14-12 lead early in the third quarter ... Had two touchdowns in the fourth quarter including an eight-yard score which highlighted a 29-point quarter and gave OBHS a 34-33 lead with 1:50 to play ... Was named the Touchdown Club of Memphis Offensive Player of the Week following the performance against MUS ... Had a season-high, 164-yard rushing game in a 31-28 win over Southaven and scored three rushing touchdowns for the second straight week ... Registered season highs for completions, attempts and passing yards in a 21-0 shutout of Grenada ... Was 13-for-27 passing for 231 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for 98 yards and a score against Grenada ... Began the 2012 Class 6A playoffs by completing 7-of-11 passes for 175 yards and three touchdowns in a 53-21 win over Warren Central ... Also caught three passes for 103 yards and two touchdowns in the playoff victory ... High school coach was Scott Samsel ... High school coach was Scott Samsel ... As a senior member of Olive Branch's basketball team averaged 22.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.4 steals per game ... Basketball coach at Olive Branch is Eric Rombaugh ... Transferred to Olive Branch after playing his junior year at Craigmont ... Played in seven games as a junior at Craigmont, completing 45-of-89 passes for 928 yards and 10 touchdowns while rushing for 466 yards and 12 scores on 67 carries ... Helped lead the Chiefs to a district title for the first time in nine years ... Head football coach at Craigmont was Cecil Vanhooks ... As a member of Craigmont's basketball team during the 2011-12 season, scored 413 points during junior season ... Averaged 12.9 points in 32 games played junior season ... Was named the Class AAA tournament Most Valuable Player as a sophomore in 2011 after leading Craigmont to a basketball state championship ... In 2010, his AAU team placed second at the Peach Jam where he was teammates with Memphis Tiger basketball player Shaq Goodwin.

Personal


Son of Ray and Chiquita Craft ... Born July 16, 1994 ... Father Raymond played football at Memphis while his twin older brothers, Marcell and Montrell, played at North Alabama ... Also has a younger sister, Christina ... Has not declared a major.

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