Hello American Athletic Conference: We Are Memphis Football GoTigersGo.com begins an introduction to the American Athletic Conference with Football
July 8, 2013
Hello American Athletic Conference, We Are Memphis:
On July 1, the University of Memphis officially became a member of the American Athletic Conference. Beginning today, GoTigersGo.com brings a daily introduction of each sport at the University of Memphis to the American Athletic Conference.
FB - July 8
VB - July 11
Rifle - July 16
MBB - July 19
SB - July 24
WSoc - July 9
MSoc - July 12
WBB - July 17
WTen - July 22
MTen - July 25
MGolf - July 10
WGolf - July 15
T&F - July 18
BSB - July 23
University - July 26
Since the University of Memphis first fielded an intercollegiate football team in 1912, only five jerseys have been retired - No. 8 Charles Greenhill; No. 20 DeAngelo Williams; No. 30 Dave Casinelli; No. 79 Harry Schuh and No. 83 Isaac Bruce. No. 64 will be the sixth jersey retired as John Bramlett's jersey will be retired on September 7 when the Tigers meet Duke in the season opener.
All-American Harry Schuh had his jersey retired on October 15, 2011
Head Coach Justin Fuente selected 10 student-athletes to lead his first Leadership Council across position and playing classification lines. The 10 student-athletes were relied on by the coaching staff to lead the program both on and off the field.
Akeem Davis was one of the 10 Leadership Council members
Academic All-America/Academic All-District
In the last 10 years, Memphis football has had 13 players student-athletes receive Academic All-District or All-America.
DeAngelo Williams holds the NCAA record with 34, 100-plus yard rushing games during his career at the University of Memphis
DeAngelo Williams rushed for 6,026 yards during his Memphis career.
Wins Under Coach Billy J. Murphy (1958-71)
Memphis recorded 91 wins during the 14 seasons Billy J. Muphy served as head coach of the Tigers (1958-71). The University of Memphis' football practice facility - the Billy J. Murphy Athletics Complex - is named for the former coach and athletic administrator.
Aerial photo of the Billy J. Murphy Athletics Complex
An inside look at the Tigers locker room.
NFL Draft Picks
Memphis has had 108 players selected in the NFL Draft. Among current American Athletic Conference members, Memphis ranks fourth with its 108 selections all-time.
The infographic above shows the number of all-time draft picks by American Athletic Conference programs.
The University of Memphis had 118 players honored as first or second-team selections or named all-freshman teams by Conference USA.
Jordan Devey was a Second-Team All-Conference USA selection in 2013
Tigers End Bowl Drought
In 2003, Memphis ended what was then the nation's longest bowl drought. The Tigers defeated North Texas 27-17 as the team went on to play in five bowl games during the decade.
The Tigers ended a bowl drought at the 2003 New Orleans Bowl
A New Beginning
After winning its last three games as a member of Conference USA, the Tigers begin play this fall in the American Athletic Conference.