21  J.J. Greer
J.J. Greer

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Christian Brothers HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 165

Position:
Defender

Experience:
4L

Awards:
Tiger 3.0 Club (Fall 2012); Dean's List (Fall 2012)


03/07/2014

Greer Signs With Charlotte Eagles

Former Tiger signs professional contract.

11/09/2013

UCF Defeats @UMTigerSoccer 2-1 in Overtime

Fakhry Khulfan scored his fourth goal of the season for the Tigers.

10/25/2013

GAMEDAY CENTRAL: @UMTigerSoccer (9-6-1) vs. #6 Cardinals (9-3-2)

Memphis closes out the regular season against nationally-ranked Louisville on Saturday night.

10/23/2013

@UMTigerSoccer Earns 3-2 Victory Over SMU

Memphis concludes regular season on Saturday night.

09/13/2013

@UMTigerSoccer Plays Bucs to 0-0 Draw

Uzcategui picks up third shutout of season.

08/06/2013

Men's Soccer Photo Day with the Seniors

As the 2013 men's soccer season approaches, its time for photo day again and we talked to a few of the seniors about the upcoming season and their expectations.

01/07/2013

Memphis Men's Soccer: Season Photo Gallery

Memphis Men's Soccer: Season Photo Gallery

J. Greer

2013 (RS Senior):

Played in all 18 matches and made 17 starts at center back for the Tigers ... A key figure in the Memphis back line for the entire 2013 season ... Played 90 minutes or more in 14 contests, including a season-high 110 minutes against ETSU on Sept. 13 ... Part of a defense that posted five clean sheets in a season for just the 11th time in school history ... Assisted on Jordan Klipsch's game-winning goal in a 3-2 victory over SMU on Sept. 23.

2012 (Senior):

Played in three matches for the Tigers starting all three ... As a defender against Wisconsin (8/24) and played 106 minutes in Memphis' 2-1 2OT win over Belmont (9/3) ... Played in three minutes of the Tigers' match against Charleston (9/7) before leaving the game due injury and later received a medial-redshirt for the 2012 season ... Greer earned a bachelors degree in journalism from the Univeristy of Memphis in May of 2013 and has begun work on a second bachelors degree in sports and leisure management.

2011 (Junior):

Earned NSCAA All-Midwest second team and All-Conference USA second team honors as a center defender ... Tallied one goal, finishing from four yards out in Memphis' 3-2 win over No. 9 UCF ... Attempted 10 shots on the year ... Instrumental in helping the Tigers secure six shutouts, the most since 2007 ... Significant contributor in Memphis posting a 366:42-minute shutout streak, a stretch that began against Marshall and ended with a penalty-kick goal in the 90th minute at UAB ... Helped hold No. 18 Bradley to zero shots on goal.

2010 (Sophomore):

After seeing limited time in first half of campaign, became a more defense-oriented player and an integral part to the Tigers stretch run ... Started the season at midfield, logging two assists against Belmont in the season opener ... Had three shots in two of the Tigers' first three matches (Belmont and North Florida) ... Started against Marshall on Sept. 18, but did not earn another start for almost a month ... In the season's final week, moved to center defender ... That move earned him Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week honors the week of Nov. 8 ... Led the defense to two shutouts of Alabama A&M and UAB to earn the league's weekly award ... Against UAB, headed in the game-winning goal in the 48th minute ... The game winner was the first of his career.

2009 (Freshman):

Named to C-USA All-Freshman Team in 2009 ... Led the Tigers in assists (5), second on team for shots (28) and third for shots on goal (12) ... At one time in the early portion of the season, was ranked in the top-10 nationally for assists ... Scored first career goal against UMKC in UAB "Soccer For A Cure" Classic ... Had one goal and five assists in the season's first seven games ... Was held in check for remaining nine games as opposing defenses started keying on him ... Had a multiple-assists game against Central Arkansas in the 2009 Memphis Classic.

Prior to Memphis:

Competed at the high school level for Christian Brothers High School in Memphis ... Named ESPN Rise All-America ... Helped lead the Purple Wave to the state championship game all four years ... Part of team that led Christian Brothers to 11th-straight region championship in 2009 ... Key part of 2009 Tennessee state championship squad, scoring 16 goals and tallying seven assists ... Earned all-metro honors as a sophomore and junior ... Selected to the all-state team as a sophomore and junior ... Selected Commercial Appeal "Best of Preps" Player of the Year in 2009 ... Coached by former Memphis soccer standout, Rogerio Lima ... Member of the Tennessee ODP team for six seasons ... Played in Costa Rica for ODP team ... Competed at the club level for Midsouth Futbol Club for coach Richard Bute ... Helped lead club team to a state runner-up finish in club team's first year of existence.

Personal:

Son of WMC-TV sports director Jarvis Greer, a former Tigers football letterwinner from 1976-77, and Emily Greer ... Full name is Jarvis Greer Jr.

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