Athlon Sports announces preseason teams for American Athletic Conference
Publication announced Preseason American Athletic Conference Teams Monday
Memphis goes through first local practice for Miami Beach Bowl
Memphis has six players named to league's first-team
Bobby McCain and Dontrell Nelson each had interception returns for touchdowns to help Memphis beat Tulane 38-7.
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 USF on November 22, 2014 at the Liberty Bowl. Photos by Joe Murphy
Named to American Athletic Conference All-Conference Second Team following 2014 season … Earned honorable mention recognition on Scout.com’s postseason Freshman All-American Team … Earned recognition on the Tiger 3.0 list for both the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters ... Named to the American Athletic Conference's first All-Academic Football Team.
2014 (Redshirt Freshman)
Averaged 40.3 yards per punt as a rookie … Over 58 punts, recorded nine of 50+ yards and booted 18 inside opponents’ 20-yard line … Only one touchback during the season … Helped Memphis ran fourth nationally in punt return defense as opponents averaged just 2.77 yards on 13 returns … Memphis’ net punting average of 37.97 yards ranked third in the American and 49th nationally … First career punt was only touchback of the season as he booted first kick 47 yards and into the end zone on the final play of the first half of the Austin Peay game … Would also have a 55-yard punt in the season opener for a 51.0 average … Placed four of seven punts inside No. 11 UCLA’s 20-yard line … Four punts inside the 20 was a season high as he averaged 39.4 yards per punt against the Bruins … Had a season-high nine punts in the Tigers’ game at Ole Miss and helped with field position by averaging 42.9 yards per punt including two inside the 20 and two of 50+ yards … Converted on lone PAT of the season at SMU and only punt of the game was a 46-yarder downed at the Mustang nine … Averaged 46.9 yards per punt at Tulane, pinning the Green Wave inside their own 20 three times … Career-high four punts with for 50+ yards against the Wave … First punt against BYU in the Miami Beach Bowl went for 53 yards and an interception on the Cougars’ next play from scrimmage set up a scoring drive that put the Tigers in front 24-14 early in the second quarter.
Redshirted first year in the Memphis program in 2013.
East Coweta High School
Selected First-Team All-Region 3AAAAAAA punter by the region's coachings ... Also named All-County kicker/punter by Coweta's newspaper ... Selected the Most Outstanding Player in the Georgia Senior All-Star Bowl in December 2012 ... As a senior, placed 91 percent of his kickoffs in the endzone for touchbacks ... Was 32-of-32 on point-after tries and connected on 6-of-12 field goals with a long of 41 yards ... Also averaged 37 yards on punts ... Three-year starter and letterman ... A scholar-athlete award winner who was coached by Clint Wade.
Son of Earl and Melanie Smith ... Born Aug. 11, 1995 ... Has an older brother, Jeremy, and older sister, Emily ... Majoring in sports management.