44  Michael Stone
Michael Stone

Southfield, MI

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190

Defensive Back


A returning starter on defense at boundary corner ... One of the fastest Tigers ... Will be look on for leadership in the secondary this fall ...

1999: Lettered after starting all 11 games for Memphis at cornerback in 1999 ... Was the starting field corner in 1999 and finished the campaign as the team's seventh leading tackler ... Had 60 tackles in 1999, including 36 solo stops ... Also registered two tackles for lost yardage, one quarterback sack, one pass interception, two blocked kicks, eight pass breakups and one fumble recovery ... Opened the season with nine tackles in the Ole Miss game ... Had two tackles and a pass interception in the Tigers' win over Arkansas State ... Was credited with five solo stops in the Tennessee contest and logged one tackle for lost yardage ... Had seven tackles and two pass breakups in thew UAB victory and recorded four tackles and his first blocked kick in the Louisville game ... Helped Memphis to a win over Tulane with four tackles and a fumble recovery that led to a Memphis score ... Had a season and career high 12 tackles against Southern Mississippi and totaled four tackles and his second blocked kick in the season finale against Cincinnati ... Member of the Tiger Academic 30 in 1999 ... Was awarded a scholarship after 1999 spring drills ... Moved to starting cornerback slot in spring drills ... Was credited with 13 solo tackles in spring scrimmages ... Had one pass interception in the spring ... One of the fastest members of the Tiger football team ... Posted a time of 4.3 in the forty yard dash ... Transferred to Memphis from Central State University in 1997 ...

1998: Was a walk-on candidate for defensive secondary ... Earned his first letter in 1998 while appearing in nine games ... Missed the Tulane and Southern Mississippi games with a knee sprain ... Opened the season with two tackles and a fumble recovery in the Ole Miss game ... Returned the fumble 14 yards ... Logged a season high three tackles in the win over Arkansas State and also had two stops in the Louisville contest ... Finished the year with eight total tackles including six solo stops ... One of the biggest surprises of the spring ... Came to the Tigers as a walk-on candidate for a defensive back spot ... Ran one of the fastest 40-yard dashes on the team in the spring ... Worked as a cornerback behind Keith Cobb ... Was credited with four tackles in the spring scrimmages ... Should see playing time on the Tiger special teams this fall ...

Prep: Came to Memphis from Lathrup High School in Southfield, Michigan ...

Born: 2/13/78.


DefenseG/S UT AT Tot. FR Int Loss Sack

Most Tackles/Game: 12 vs Southern Miss ('99)
Most Solo Tackles/Game: 7 vs Southern Miss (`99)
Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 5 Southern Miss ('99)
Most Fumble Recoveries/Game: 1 vs Ole Miss (`98) & Tulane (`99)
Most Pass Interceptions/Game: 1 vs Arkansas State (`99)
Most Blocked Kicks/Game: 1 vs Louisville & Cincinnati (`99)

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