Blue defeated the Gray 42-21
Tigers set to move to final week of spring
Offense battles back after fast start by defense
Memphis team makes play on both sides of the ball
Quotes from Monday's press conference with head football coach Justin Fuente
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
Memphis Football vs Cincinnati at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. Photos by Joe Murphy.
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
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 ... Through the first half of his senior basketball season at Olive Branch was averaging 23.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.1 steals ... 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.
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.