Career Summary: Came to the Tigers as a walk-on candidate and quickly earned a scholarship.. Lettered for three years as a member of the Tiger defensive unit... Was the Tigers' ninth leading tackler in 2003... Was credited with 40 total tackles including 31 solo hits... Tied for the team lead in tackles for lost yardage with 10 for minus 41 yards... Also had four quarterback sacks and two fumble recoveries... Had a team leading 10 tackles against Cincinatti which also marked a career high... Received the Glen Jones 12th Man Award in 2002... Finished his career with 139 career tackles, 22 tackles for lost yardage and nine quarterback sacks.
2002: Was the Tiger starter for seven games at defensive end in 2002 ... Was the team's eighth-leading tackler in `02 with 42 total hits ... Opened the season with five tackles in the Memphis win over Murray State ... Was credited with two tackles, a pass break-up and a quarterback hurry in the Ole Miss contest ... Had four tackles against Southern Miss and followed that up with four tackles, one tackle for lost yardage and one quarterback sack in the victory over Tulane ... Registered four solo tackles and a quarterback sack in the ESPN televised game with Louisville ... Logged four stops in the Mississippi State and Cincinnati games before having a season high six total tackles and a quarterback sack in the Houston contest ... Finished the season with 43 tackles including 23 solos, five tackles for a lost 12 yards, four quarterback sacks for a loss of 11 yards, two quarterback hurries and one pass break-up ... Was the starter at defensive end in the spring of 2002 ... Was named one of the co-winners of The Glenn Jones 12th Man Award in the spring of 2002 ...
2001: Was credited with five tackles in the season opener against Mississippi State including four solo stops ... Had four tackles in the win over UT-Chattanooga ... Credited with two tackles in victory over South Florida ... Totaled four tackles in the victory over Southern Mississippi and had five stops and two tackles for lost yardage (-7) in the road win over Houston ... Logged seven tackles and two tackles for lost yardage (-6) in the East Carolina contest and tallied five hits in the UAB game ... Registered five tackles against UAB and four hits in the Tennessee contest ... Had his first career start in the Tigers' win over Army ... Logged six total tackles in the Army win ... Ended the season with three tackles in the Cincinnati game ... Finished the 2001 season with 47 total tackles, seven tackles for lost yardage (-21), four quarterback sacks (-18), one forced fumble and two pass break ups ... Was listed as the number two defensive end behind Tony Brown in spring drills ... Due to injury to Brown he saw extended duty during spring workouts ...
2000: Did not appear in a game for the Tigers during the 2000 season ... Spent the fall working as a member of the defensive scout team ... Was used as an outside linebacker and worked against the Tigers' starting offense throughout the fall ... Worked hard in the weightroom to gain additional weight needed for linebacker position ...Was moved to defensive end in the spring of 2000 ... Worked behind Tony Brown, Boris Penchion and Ross Estes in the spring ... Logged three tackles in the Blue-Gray game and added two quarterback sacks ... Also registered one tackle for lost yardage in the second spring scrimmage ...
1999: A walk-on candidate for an outside linebacker slot ... Spent the fall learning the Memphis defense ... Was redshirted while working with the defensive scout team ... Member of the Tiger Academic 30 in 1999 ...
Prep: Lettered in football, basketball, wrestling and track at Westside High School in Memphis ... Helped his team to a 7-4 record and a berth in the state playoffs in 1996 ... Was an honorable mention all-state selection and was named as an alternate for the Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star game ... Had 100 total tackles as a senior and was credited with over 250 career tackles ... Was a member of the National Honor Society and valedictorian of his class ...
Born: 6/1/81 ... Son of Rickey and Tredina Lucas.
LUCAS' CAREER STATISTICS
LUCAS' CAREER HIGHS
Most Tackles/Game: 7 vs East Carolina (`01)
Most Solo Tackles/Game: 5 vs Houston & East Carolina (`01)
Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 3 vs Army (`01) &
Murray State, Miss State & Houston (`02)
Most Tackles for Loss/Game: 2 vs Houston & East Carolina (`01)
Most Quarterback Sacks/Game: 1 vs eight opponents
Most Pass Breakups/Game: 1 vs Miss State & UAB (`01) & Ole Miss (`02)