Feb. 4, 2004
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -
University of Memphis head football coach Tommy West announced today that 23 players have signed national letters of intent with the Tigers, including Southaven High's Greg Hinds who is rated as one of the top prospects in the nation.
"We are very pleased with this year's group of signees," said West at his afternoon press conference held at the University's Athletic Office Building. "This may be the most athletic class we have signed and we really helped ourselves with speed. This class is filled with good, solid players."
The 2004 signing class is comprised of 11 players from Memphis and a total of 15 from the West Tennessee area. Christian Brothers High School had four players sign with the Tigers, Brandon Pearce, Ryan Williams, Philip Beliles and Brett Russell, while Southaven High provided two athletes in Hinds and defensive end Cortez McCraney. The Tigers also landed former state champion quarterback Will Hudgens of Ridgeway High School, receivers Carlton Robinzine of Bolton High, Maurice Jones of White Station High and Michael Grandberry of Covington High, defensive back Brandon Patterson of state 5-A champion Germantown High and all-state tailback Joseph Doss of Memphis Melrose.
Two Mr. Tennessee Football selections inked with the U of M, including the 3-A selection, Earnest Williams of Crockett County High, and Rod Smith, the Mr. Football 2-A pick from Milan High. Rounding the signees from West Tennessee was offensive lineman Brandon Douglas of Haywood County High.
Linebacker Heath Grant and receiver Antonio McCoy of Starkville (MS) High both inked scholarships with the Tigers, as did junior college players Rubio Phillips, Tyus Jackson, Carlton Baker and Dustin Lopez. Baker and Lopez are enrolled at the U of M and are participating in winter conditioning drills.
Memphis picked up previously unannounced signings from Southwest Mississippi Community College defensive lineman Brandon Farrar, who was with Ole Miss in the fall of 2002 and Atlanta area linebacker TiQuintin Morrell of Douglass High.
2004 MEMPHIS FOOTBALL SIGNEES
Name Pos HT WT CL Hometown/HS or JC
Carlton Baker LB 6'2 240 Jr. Belle Glade, FL/Hutchinson CC
Philip Beliles OL 6'4 265 Fr. Memphis, TN/CBHS
Joseph Doss RB 5'9 190 Fr. Memphis, TN/Melrose HS
Brandon Douglas OL 6'3 275 Fr. Brownsville, TN/Haywood County HS
Brandon Farrar DE 6'4 255 So. Woodville, MS/Southwest Miss CC
Michael Grandberry WR 5'10 170 Fr. Covington, TN/Covington HS
Heath Grant LB 6'1 220 Fr. Starkville, MS/Starkville HS
Greg Hinds DB 6'1 205 Fr. Southaven, MS/Southaven HS
Will Hudgens QB 6'3 200 Fr. Memphis, TN/Ridgeway HS
Tyus Jackson DE 6'3 250 Jr. Birmingham, AL/Northeast Miss CC
Maurice Jones WR 6'2 185 Fr. Memphis, TN/White Station HS
Dustin Lopez DB 5'10 175 So. Hopkinsville, KY/Minnesota West JC
Antonio McCoy WR 6'0 165 Fr. Starkville, MS/Starkville HS
Cortez McCraney DL 6'4 220 Fr. Southaven, MS/Southaven HS
TiQuintin Morrell OLB 6'1 205 Fr. Atlanta, GA/Douglass HS
Brandon Patterson DB 6'1 195 Fr. Germantown, TN/Germantown HS
Brandon Pearce OL 6'5 270 Fr. Memphis, TN/CBHS
Rubio Phillips DL 6'2 250 Jr. Kosciusko, MS/Holmes CC
Carlton Robinzine WR 6'5 190 Fr. Memphis, TN/Bolton HS
Brett Russell TE 6'3 220 Fr. Memphis, TN/CBHS
Rod Smith DB 6'1 205 Fr. Milan, TN/Milan HS
Earnest Williams WR 6'0 170 Fr. Alamo, TN/Crockett County HS
Ryan Williams DL 6'2 290 Fr. Memphis, TN/CBHS
Carlton Baker - LB, 6-2, 240, Jr., Belle Glade, FL/Hutchinson JC
Enrolled at Memphis and will participate in spring drills with the Tigers ... Lettered in 2003 at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas and helped his squad to a number 13 national ranking in 2003 ... Played in eight games despite elbow injury and logged 36 solo tackles, six assisted hits, one pass interception returned for 72 yards, five quarterback sacks, 14 tackles for lost yardage and four fumble recoveries ... Was ranked third in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference in tackles for lost yardage (14/57 yards) and eighth in quarterback sacks (5/32 yards) ... Played his freshman season at Alabama State Junior College before transferring to Hutchinson ... Signed with Arkansas after his high school career ...
Philip Beliles - OL, 6-4, 265, Fr., Memphis, TN/CBHS
Was a two year letter winner at CBHS in Memphis ... Named to The Commercial Appeal's 2003 Best of the Preps (Private School Division) ... Was named to the 2003 Super 7 Team (first team) ... Was also named to the All Shelby-Metro first team and the Division 2 All-State team ... Was selected to play in the AXA Liberty Bowl High School All-Star game in 2003 ... Has been picked to play in the East West Shrine All-Star Classic.
Joseph Doss - RB, 5-9, 190, Fr., Memphis, TN/Melrose HS
Was rated as the top running back in Memphis in 2003 ... Rushed for 1,162 yards and 21 touchdowns during the 2003 season ... Had 14 pass receptions for 215 yards in 2003 ... Rushed for four touchdowns in the Golden Wildcats win over Craigmont High in 2003 ... Had touchdown runs of 5, 2 and 6 yards and caught a 60-yard pass ... Rushed for 387 yards and scored seven touchdowns in Melrose's four playoffs games in 2003 ... Finished the 2003 season with 128 points scored ... Named to the Tennessee Football Coaches Association 4A All-State Team in 2003 ...Ranked as the number 10 all-purpose back in the nation by Rivals.com ... Rated as the number five player in the state of Tennessee by Rivals.com for 2003 ... Received a three star rating from Alliancesports.com ion 2003 ... Winner of WHBQ AM 56 Golden Boot Award during the 2003 season ... Named to the preseason All-Tennessee Team in 2003 ... Selected to the preseason All-Region 4-A team in 2003 ... Also lettered in track at Melrose High ... Selected to The Commercial Appeal's Best of the Preps in track in 2003 ... Named to the 2003 Preseason All-Shelby Metro first team offense ... Led Region 8-4A in rushing in 2002 with 1,328 yards ... Also led region in average rushing yards per game at 102.2, average yards per carry at 8.6, in touchdowns with 15 and in total carries with 154 ... Was ranked third in the region in kickoff returns and third in total offense in 2002 ... Was ranked 16th in all-purpose yards in Shelby-Metro in 2002 with 1,705 ... His average of 131.5 yards per game led Region 4-A ... Was ranked 10th in scoring in the region in 2002 with 116 points ... Named to the All-Shelby Metro Team (2nd) in 2002 ... Named to the All-Region 8-4A first team in 2002 ... Helped his Melrose High team to a third place ranking in the state in 2002 with a 12-1 record ... Was named second team All-Tennessee in 2002 ... Had two year ('02-'03) rushing totals of 313 carries for 2,490 yards and 36 touchdowns ... Was a standout performer in track for Melrose High ... Led Melrose to victory in the 2003 TSSAA class 3-A state track meet ... Placed sixth in the decathlon with 5,711 points ... Placed second in the 300 meter hurdles in the state meet with a time of 38.33 seconds ... Was fourth in the 110 high hurdles with a time of 14.76 seconds ... Was a member of the 1,600 meter relay team that won the state title ... Was named to the Class AAA All-Metro track team in 2003.
Brandon Douglas - OL, 6-3, 275, Fr., Brownsville, TN/Haywood County HS
Lettered for three years at Haywood County High School as both an offensive and defensive lineman ... Was a first team all-state selection in 2003 ... Named first team All-West Tennessee in 2003 ... Was also a first team All-Region selection and was selected to play in the Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star game ... Graded over 75% as an offensive lineman ... Was credited with 47 solo tackles and 38 assisted stops in 2003 ... Was also a basketball letterman at Haywood County High.
Brandon Farrar - DE, 6-4, 255, So., Woodville, MS/Southwest Mississippi Community College
Was a squad member at Ole Miss in the fall of 2002 ... Left the Rebels and played the 2003 season at Southwest Mississippi Community College ... Has three years of eligibility remaining for the Tigers ... Was credited with 35 tackles, three sacks and 12 quarterback hurries and two fumble recoveries despite playing with a knee injury ... Helped Southwest Mississippi CC to a 5-4 record in 2003 and a fourth place finish in the South Division of the MACJC ... SWCC rushing defense was ranked fourth in the 12 team conference giving up just 65.6 yards per game and were also ranked fourth in total defense with an average of just 239.1 yards per game.
Michael Grandberry - WR, 5-10, 170, Fr., Covington, TN/Covington HS
Lettered at running back for Covington High in 2003 ... Had 134 carries for 1,028 yards and 18 touchdowns in the regular season and added 477 yards and six touchdowns in the state playoff games ... Had 16 pass receptions for 140 yards in 2003 ... Averaged 28.0 yards per kickoff return and had one return for 100 yards in 2003 ... Credited with two pass interceptions as a defensive back and returned the two interceptions for 114 yards and one score ... Rushed the ball 21 times for 124 yards and one touchdown in the Ripley game in 2003 ... Scored three touchdowns in Covington's win over Dyer County HS ... Finished the game with 105 yards rushing ... Helped Covington to the state championship game in Murfreesboro ... Was named to the honorable mention Associated Press All-State team in 2003 ... Named to the 2003 Tennessee Football Coaches Association 3-A All-State team ... Ranked 30th in Shelby-Metro in 2002 in rushing with 147 carries for 762 yards and five touchdowns ... Averaged 5.2 yards per attempt ... Led Region 8-3A in scoring with 112 points on 18 touchdowns and two extra points ... Credited with 31 solo tackles, eight assists, six pass interceptions and two fumble recoveries in 2002 ... Averaged 9.3 points per game which ranked eighth in Shelby-Metro ... Was ranked 31st in Shelby-Metro in all-purpose yardage with 1,200 for an average of 100.0 yards per game ... Had two year ('02-'03) rushing totals of 281 carries for 2,267 yards and 29 touchdowns.
Heath Grant - LB, 6-1, 220, Fr., Starkville, MS/Starkville HS
Set the Starkville High School record for tackles in a single season with 178 in 2003 ... Was a first team Mississippi Association of Coaches All-State selection in 2003 ... Was Region 1-5A Defensive Co-MVP in 2003 ... Was named to The Clarion-Ledger second team All-State squad ... Recorded 98 solo tackles, nine tackles for lost yardage, two quarterback sacks, four pass interceptions and two fumble recoveries in route to his record setting 2003 season ... Father coached at Ole Miss and Mississippi State with Tiger defensive coordinator Joe Lee Dunn ... Also a baseball letter winner at Starkville High.
Greg Hinds- DB, 6-1, 205, Fr., Southaven, MS/Southaven HS
One of the most highly sought after recruits in Mississippi and the Mid-South area ... Rated as the number one prospect in the state of Mississippi by Rivals.com ... Was an all-state selection at Southaven High School ... Had 114 carries for 670 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2003 ... Also caught 21 passes for 373 yards ... Averaged 17.76 yards per reception in 2003 ... Scored a total of 88 points in 2003 ... Named to The Commercial Appeal's Best of The Preps for 2003 in football ... Was named to the All-Region 1 5-A team in 2003 ... Ranked as the number six athlete in the nation by Rivals.com and the number 96 player overall in this year's senior class ... Ranked number 41 in the Southeastern Elite 88 in 2003 ... Rated as the number three prep prospect in the state of Mississippi by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger ... Ranked by Tom Lemming as the number two safety prospect in the nation ... Rushed for over 650 yards in 2003 and tallied 360 yards receiving with 16 total touchdowns ... Was credited with 87 tackles in 2003 ... Was credited with 110 tackles, seven pass interceptions and scored seven touchdowns as a junior in 2002 ... Helped his team reach the state class 5-A semifinals ... Named to the All-Shelby Suburban Team in 2002 ... Received offers from Auburn and Mississippi State.
Will Hudgens- QB, 6-3, 200, Fr., Memphis, TN/Ridgeway HS
Starter at quarterback for four years at Ridgeway High School in Memphis ... Had 231 yards rushing on 71 attempts and scored five touchdowns in 2003 ... Completed 68-of-142 pass attempts for 1,048 yards during the regular season and added 155 yards passing in the state playoffs ... Finished the season with 1,203 yards passing ... Punted 27 times for 1,008 yards during the regular season ... Averaged 37.32 yards per kick ... Named to the 2003 Preseason All-Shelby Metro first team offense ... Led Shelby Metro Region 3-A in passing percentage in 2002 with a mark of .500 ... Completed 70 of 140 pass attempts for 1,165 and 15 touchdowns in 2002 ... Was ranked fourth in passing efficiency with a 146.7 mark ... Was ranked 34th overall in Shelby Metro in total offense with 1,386 yards (1,165 yards passing; 221 yards rushing) ... Handled the punting duties for Ridgeway in 2002 and averaged 33.19 yards per punt ... Had 42 punts for 1,394 yards ... Named to the All-MIAA 3-A team in 2002 ... Helped Ridgeway High to an 8-5 record in 2001 ... Was ranked eighth in Region 8-3A in passing in 2001 ... Completed 25-of-79 for 439 yards and five touchdowns in just eight games played ... Was ranked 14th in total offense with 536 yards ... Averaged 70.4 yards per game as a sophomore ... Was named to the All-Region 8-3A Team in 2000 as a true freshman ... Led his Ridgeway team to an 11-1 record ... Was ranked second in the region in passing ... Completed 64-of-157 pass attempts for 1,191 yards and 14 touchdowns ... Was rated third in the region in total offense with 1,300 yards ... Averaged 108.3 yards per game in total offense ... Four year passing totals were 234-of-534 for 3,998 yards and 34 touchdowns.
Tyus Jackson - DE, 6-3, 250, Jr., Birmingham, AL/Northeast Mississippi Community College
Signed with Memphis in the winter of 2003 but stayed at Northeast Mississippi Community College to complete class work ... Was redshirted in the fall of 2003 and will have two years of eligibility with the Tigers ... Lettered for two years at defensive end at Northeast Mississippi CC ... Selected to the Mississippi North All-State second team ... Was voted the Defensive MVP in the Mississippi Junior College All-Star game in 2002 ... Played for coach Bobby Hall at NEMCC.
Maurice Jones - WR, 6-2, 185, Fr., Memphis, TN/White Station HS
Lettered at wide receiver during the 2003 season for White Station High ... Caught 41 passes for 851 yards during the regular season and added 12 receptions for 191 yards in the state playoff games ... Finished the 2003 season with 59 receptions for 1,042 yards and 14 touchdowns ... Had five pass receptions for 69 yards in the Bolton game in 2003 ... Caught a 10-yard touchdown pass in the Spartan's win over Hamilton in 2003 ... Had four punt returns for 83 yards in 2003 ... Ranked fifth in Shelby-Metro in receiving in 2002 with 42 catches for 668 yards and nine touchdowns ... Averaged 15.9 yards per catch in 002 ... Was ranked third in Shelby-Metro in receptions per game with an average of 4.2 ... Tied for first in Region 8-5A in touchdown catches in 2002 with nine ... Also tied for first in Region 8-5A in total catches with 42 ... Was 38th in Shelby-Metro in scoring with 54 points ... Was named to the All Region 8-5A team as a junior ... Was third in the region in average receiving yards per game at 66.8 and ranked fifth in scoring and 10th in all-purpose yards per game ... Over past two seasons had 101 receptions for 1,710 yards and 23 touchdowns.
Dustin Lopez- DB, 5-10, 175, So., Hopkinsville,KY/Minnesota West JC
Enrolled at Memphis and will participate in spring drills with the Tigers ... Played one season at Minnesota West Junior College and will have three years at Memphis ... Led his Bluejay squad in pass interceptions with eight and had 90 yards in returns ... Led the team in punt returns with 14 for 176 yards and one touchdown ... Also led team in kickoff returns with 16 for 391 yards and two touchdowns ... Averaged 24.4 yards per return and had a long return of 89 yards ... Was ranked second on the team in all-purpose yards with an average of 71.7 yards per game ... Was ranked seventh in tackles with 40, including 27 solo stops ... Had four tackles for lost yardage, nine pass breakups, one fumble recovery returned for 60 yards and one forced fumble.
Antonio McCoy - WR, 6-0, 165, Fr., Starkville, MS/Starkville HS
Starting wide receiver at Starkville High in 2003 ... Rated by The Clarion Ledger as one of the Top 40 prospects in the state for 2003 ... Had two touchdown receptions against Horn Lake High in 2003 ... Finished the 2003 season with 29 catches for over 700 yards ... Had five touchdown receptions as a senior ... Was a first team Mississippi Association of Coaches All-State selection in 2003 ... Was named the Region 1-5A Special Teams Player of the Year in 2003 ... Was named to the 2003 Region 1-5A Team ... Was a Clarion-Ledger first team All-State selection in 2003 ... Was also a baseball letterman for Starkville High ... Has posted time of 4.5 in the forty yard dash.
Cortez McCraney - DL, 6-4, 220, Fr., Southaven, MS/Southaven HS
Did not begin playing football until his senior season ... Played safety and defensive end for Southaven High School ... Rated as one of the Top 40 prospects in the state of Mississippi by The Clarion-Ledger ... Was named to the All-Region 1 5-A team in 2003 ... Attended Whitehaven High in Memphis before transferring to Southaven High.
TiQuintin Morrell - OLB, 6-1, 205, Fr., Atlanta, GA/Douglass HS
Was a second team All-Metro Atlanta selection in 2003 ... Credited with 59 solo tackles, 43 assists, six quarterback sacks, one pass interception, and four fumble recoveries ... Was a three year member of the Douglass High team and a two year starter at linebacker ... Helped his team to a 8-3 record in 2003 and the second round of the state 5-A playoffs.
Brandon Patterson - DB, 6-1, 185, Fr., Memphis, TN/Germantown HS
Played both quarterback and defensive back for Germantown High School ... Led the Red Devils to the 2003 Tennessee 5-A state championship ... Had eight rushes for 53 yards in the state championship game ... Scored the only touchdown in the Germantown in the state 5-A championship game ... Had 52 rushing attempts for 347 yards and scored seven touchdowns during the 2003 regular season ... Added 187 yards rushing and one touchdown in the state playoffs ... Completed 34-of-55 pass attempts for 453 yards and four touchdowns and had 204 yards passing in the state playoff games ... Finished the season 45-of-77 passing for 657 yards ... Logged two pass interceptions as a defensive back ... Named to the 2003 Preseason All-Shelby Metro first team defense ... Played defensive back in 2002 and tied for the lead in Region 8 5-A in pass interceptions ... Had five interceptions returned for 69 yards and one touchdown ... Averaged 13.8 yards per interceptions return ... Helped Germantown to a 13-1 record before a semifinal loss in the state playoffs.
Brandon Pearce - OL, 6-5, 270, Fr., Memphis, TN/CBHS
Was a three letterman in the offensive line at CBHS in Memphis playing left offensive tackle ... Named to The Commercial Appeal's Best of The Preps for 2003 in football ... Selected as a member of the 2003 Associated Press All-State Team in 2003 (first team) ... Named to the preseason All-Tennessee Team in 2003 ... Named to the 2003 Preseason All-Shelby Metro first team offense ... Was also named to the All Shelby-Metro first team and the Division 2 All-State team ... Was selected to play in the AXA Liberty Bowl High School All-Star game in 2003 ... Has been picked to play in the 2004 East West Shrine All-Star Classic ... Was a first team All-Division 2 selection in 2002 ... Helped his CBHS team to a 7-4 record in 2002 ... Was named second team All-Tennessee in 2002 ... Was named to the All-MIAA Team in 2002 (Private School Division).
Rubio Phillips - DL, 6-2, 250, Jr., Kosciusko, MS/Holmes CC
Two year starter at defensive end at Holmes Community College ... Was credited with 50 solo tackles, 16 assisted hits in 2003 ... His 66 total tackles ranked third at Holmes in 2003 ... Led the team in tackles for lost yardage with 12 for 24 yards ... Had six quarterback sacks for minus 40 yards ... Was named second team All-Mississippi Community College in 2003 ... Helped his 2002 Holmes squad to the state championship with wins over Pearl River and Jones ... Holmes had 9-2 record in 2002.
Carlton Robinzine- WR, 6-5, 190, Fr., Memphis, TN/Bolton HS
Lettered as a wide receiver at Bolton High ... Caught 18 passes for 328 yards and five touchdowns during the regular season and had nine catches for 140 yards and two scores in the state playoffs ... Finished the 2003 season with 27 receptions for 468 yards ... Had a touchdown reception in the Wildcats win over Overton High and ended game with three catches for 34 yards ... Had a 67-yard run for a touchdown in Bolton's win over Harding Academy ... Caught a 40-yard touchdown pass in the final :04 seconds of the Collierville game to give Bolton and 28-25 victory in the opening round of the state 5-A playoffs ... Finished the game with three receptions for 71 yards ... Had a 34-yard touchdown pass against White Station and ended the game with three catches for 42 yards ... Also worked as the back-up punt returner and had three returns for 103 yards including an 86-yard return for a touchdown ... Was named to the Class AAA All-Metro track team in 2003 ... Placed fourth in the Tennessee state high school championships in the 100 meters with a time of 10.99 in the finals ... Was named to the All Region 7-5A in 2002 after helping Bolton High School to an 8-3 record ... Was ranked second in the region in receiving with 19 catches for 372 yards and six touchdowns ... Averaged 19.6 yards per game as a junior ... Was ranked 12th in Region 7-5A in scoring in 2002 ... Over past two seasons had 46 catches for 840 yards.
Brett Russell - TE, 6-3, 220, Fr., Memphis, TN/CBHS
Was the most active pass catching tight end in the Shelby-Metro area over the past three years ... Had 12 receptions for 236 yards during the 2003 regular season and added three catches for 35 yards in the playoffs ... Finished the 2003 season with 15 receptions for 271 yards ... Averaged 18.1 yards per receptions in 2003 ...Named to the preseason All-Tennessee Team in 2003 ... Named to the 2003 Preseason All-Shelby Metro first team offense ... Named to The Commercial Appeal's 2003 Best of the Preps (Private School Division) ... Was also named to the All Shelby-Metro first team and the Division 2 All-State team ... Was selected to play in the AXA Liberty Bowl High School All-Star game in 2003 ... Has been picked to play in the East West Shrine All-Star Classic ... Was ranked ninth in Shelby-Metro in receiving yards per game in 2002 ... Had 31 pass receptions for 677 yards and six touchdowns in 2002 ... Averaged 21.8 yards per reception ... Was ranked 10th in Shelby Metro in catches per game with an average of 2.8 ... Was a first team All-Division 2 selection in 2002 ... Helped his CBHS team to a 7-4 record in 2002 ... Was named to the All-Shelby Metro Team (2nd) in 2002 ... Was named to the All-MIAA Team in 2002 (Private School Division) ... Was named second team All-Tennessee in 2002 ... Was named to the 2002 Tennessee Sportswriters Division 2 All-State team ... Had 46 receptions for 948 yards over the past two seasons.
Rod Smith - RB/DB, 6-1, 205, Fr., Milan, TN/Milan HS
Was named Mr. Football Class 2-A for the state of Tennessee in 2003 ... Also named as a member of the Associated Press All-State team in 2003 ... Was a four year letterman for the Bulldogs ... Rushed for 1,921 yards on 220 carries and scored 35 touchdowns in 2003 ... Was credited with 70 tackles, including 51 solo stops, and three pass interceptions ... Rushed for 5,174 yards and scored 74 rushing touchdowns during his high school career ... Was credited with 168 solo tackles, 14 pass interceptions and seven blocked punts over his four year career as a defensive back ... Was named to the All-Tennessee 2-A Team in 2002 ... Lettered in basketball as the center for the Milan squad.
Earnest Williams- WR, 6-0, 170, Fr., Alamo, TN/Crockett County HS
Was named Mr. Football for Class 3A in the state of Tennessee in 2003 ... Was selected as the West Tennessee Defensive Player of the Year in 2003 ... Named to the 2003 All-Tennessee Team as a first team defense back ... Was named to the Tennessee All-State team in 2001, 2002 and 2003 ... Rushed for 1,498 yards and 21 touchdowns in 2003 ... Averaged 10.62 yards per carry ... Caught 16 passes for 275 yards and five touchdowns ... Had four punt returns for 117 yards and two touchdowns ... Averaged 29.2 yards per return ... Had 1,933 yards in all-purpose yardage and 29 touchdowns ... Averaged 11.93 yards per touch in 2003 ... Was credited with 66 total tackles on defense and logged 14 pass breakups, four interceptions, one fumble recovery and two caused fumbles ... Was named the Player of the Week during the 2003 season when he rushed for 105 yards and one touchdown, caught two passes for 85 yards and a touchdown and returned a punt for 56 yards and a touchdown ... Had 244 all-purpose yards in that game ... Career rushing totals read 327 carries for 3,393 yards and 37 touchdowns ... Had 38 career pass receptions for 712 yards and eight touchdowns ... Totaled 15 career punt returns for 319 yards and three touchdowns and had 10 career kickoff returns for 282 yards and one touchdown ... Totaled 4,706 yards in all-purpose yardage in his career at Crockett County High ... Credited with 161 career tackles, including 129 solo tackles, 32 pass breakups, 11 pass interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns, one fumble recovery and five caused fumbles.
Ryan Williams- DL, 6-2, 290, Fr., Memphis, TN/CBHS
Named to the 2003 Preseason All-Shelby Metro first team defense ... Named to The Commercial Appeal's 2003 Best of the Preps (Private School Division)... Was also named to the All Shelby-Metro first team and the Division 2 All-State team ... Was selected to play in the AXA Liberty Bowl High School All-Star game in 2003 ... Has been picked to play in the East West Shrine All-Star Classic ... Was a four year letterman for the Brothers who started every game at CBHS since the eighth game of his freshman season ... Was credited with 30 solo tackles, 45 assisted tackles, 15 tackles for lost yardage (-64 yards), seven quarterback sacks (-46 yards), one pass interception returned for a touchdown, three pass breakups and two fumble recoveries in 2003 ... Had his touchdown return against Melrose High ... Was named the Super 7 Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2003.