Karam Receives TSWA Recognition
Nov. 13, 2012
NASHVILLE - University of Memphis quarterback Jacob Karam has been named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association offensive football player of the week. Also recognized for his efforts last Saturday was Cumberland's Michael Hagewood who was named the TSWA defensive player of the week.
Karam completed 14-of-18 passes for 270 yards and two touchdowns in UM's 37-23 victory over Tulane. The Friendswood, Texas, native tossed a 52-yard scoring strike to Tevin Jones midway through the third quarter, putting the Tigers ahead for good, 23-16. The play marked the third-longest pass of the season and longest scoring pass play. Memphis scored on its next drive as well after starting from its own three-yard line thanks in part to a 44-yard completion from Karam to Reggie Travis.
Karam finished the game with five completions of 20-plus yards and added 21 yards rushing on nine carries.
The junior has completed 63 percent of his throws for 1,586 yards with nine touchdowns and just three interceptions in 10 games this season for the Tigers. UM plays at UAB this Saturday in its final road game of the season.