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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL COACHES & STAFF

A look at media policies and guidelines, as well as travel plans and information about Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

Bios of Head Coach Tommy West, his assistants and the Tiger football support staff.

2009 OUTLOOK Notes on the upcoming 2009 season, depth chart and rosters. 2009 Season Outlook ............ 12-16 Depth Chart ........................... 14-16 Rosters .................................. 17-18

CREDITS The 2009 University of Memphis Football Media Guide is intended for the editorial use of media organizations covering the Tigers. Any reprinting, reproduction or other use of the contents for any commercial use is prohibited. EDITOR: Jennifer Rodrigues ASSISTANCE: Brandon Kolditz (covers/design elements), Bob Winn, Lamar Chance, Tammy DeGroff, Jason Redd, Shawn Smith, Mark Taylor, Josh Wilkins, Preston McClellan. PHOTOGRAPHY: Photos were taken by professional sports photographers Joe Murphy, Troy Glasgow, Gary Walpole, Amir Gamzu (‘05 Motor City Bowl), Taylor Wilson, Rick Yeats, Gil Michael, Lindsey Lissau, Musemeche Photography (‘07 New Orleans Bowl), J. Meric, (‘08 St. Petersburg Bowl) Rob Goldberg Jr (‘08 ECU game), Impact Images (‘08 SMU game) Sideline Sports (‘07 UCF game), Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau, Darby Dunnagan, Julia Weeks & The Commercial Appeal Photography Dept. Special thanks to the NFL Media Relations Offices and photographers of the Browns (John H. Reid II), Panthers, Patriots, Saints (Michael C. Hebert), Titans, Chiefs (Hank Young), 49ers, Bengals and Vikings for assisting with photos of current Tigers playing in the NFL. Aerial photography of the Liberty Bowl was provided by Wayne Breeden of Helicopters Inc. Photos of TOM III by Scott & Christy Forman. The image of Graceland (p.207) is used by permission, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. UOM003-FY0910/3M3C EBSCO Media 801 5th Avenue South

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Tommy West .......................... 20-23 Assistant Coaches ................. 24-33 Support Staff.......................... 34-36 MEET THE TIGERS

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Quick Facts....................................2 Media Information ...................... 2-4 Liberty Bowl Stadium ................. 5-7 Tigers on the Air ........................ 8-9 Tiger Sports Properties ................10

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Bios, stats and inside information on this year’s Tiger squad. 2009 Returning Tigers ........... 38-69 2009 Tiger Newcomers.......... 69-72 2009 OPPONENTS A look at all 12 of Memphis’ opponents this season, along with series results. 2009 Opponents .................... 74-76 Series Vs ‘09 Opponents ....... 77-78 REVIEW OF 2008

The 2009 edition of the Tiger Football Media Guide is dedicated in memory to Coach Murray Armstrong. Coach A, as he was affectionately known, was a mainstay of Tiger Football for more than 46 years. On November 29, 2008, he lost a valiant battle with cancer on the eve of Memphis’ 45-6 win over Tulane. Armstrong touched the lives of many Tiger players, coaches, administrators, supporters and fans over the years and despite being missed on a daily basis, will remain in our fondest memories forever.

Game-by-game recaps, final statistics, superlatives, miscellaneous statistics and key player departures.

Miscellaneous .................... 128-129 All-Time Leaders ............... 130-133 Annual Statistics ........................134

Game Recaps........................ 80-92 2008 Statistics ....................... 93-97 Participation Chart .......................98 Key Departures.................... 99-102

HISTORY

CONFERENCE USA A look at Conference USA as a whole and composite schedule for the league. About C-USA ..................... 104-105 C-USA Television Schedule .......105 C-USA Composite Schedule .....105 C-USA Bowl Affiliations..............106 RECORDS Individual and team records, along with career leaders, 100-yard rushers, all-time performances, annual team statistics and more. Scoring ...............................108-110 Rushing .............................. 110-113 Passing ............................... 113-116 Receiving ............................ 116-118 Total Offense ...................... 118-119 All-Purpose Yards ......................120 Punting .............................. 121-122 Kicking ............................... 122-123 Kickoff Returns .................. 123-125 Punt Returns...................... 125-126 Defense ............................. 126-128

Facts and figures through Memphis’ storied history of collegiate football. Lou Groza Award .......................136 Honored Tigers .................. 137-144 All-Star Games ..........................145 Retired Jerseys.................. 146-147 Bowl History....................... 148-154 Undefeated Teams ....................155 All-Time Coaches .............. 156-158 All-Time Letterwinners ....... 159-163 Tigers in the Pros .............. 164-166 Series Records .................. 167-170 Year-By-Year Results ........ 171-178 Tiger Milestones ........................179 Tiger Timeline .................... 180-188 Homes of the Tigers ..................186 Conference Affiliations ...............188

R.C. Johnson .............................193 Athletic Staff ...................... 194-196 Athletic Complex........................197 Athletic Facilities ........................198 Athletic Training .........................199 Equipment Staff .........................200 Strength & Conditioning.............201 Tigers in the Pros ......................202 Tigers in the Community ............203 Academic Center .......................204 Tiger Traditions ..........................205 City of Memphis ................. 206-207 Tiger Gameday ..........................208

MISSION STATEMENT

An inside look at University of Memphis President Dr. Shirley Raines, Athletic Director R.C. Johnson, the U of M campus and Tiger Athletics.

The primary mission of the Department of Athletics is to provide a successful athletic program at the highest level of competition. Characterized by academic, athletic and moral excellence in a diverse collegiate environment, the program will abide by the spirit of the rules governing students and intercollegiate athletics and will be known for its good sportsmanship and integrity.

U of M Facts/Figures ......... 190-191 Dr. Shirley Raines ......................192

The U of M is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action university.

THE UNIVERSITY

The Athletic Media Relations Office thanks the Office Products Store for use of copiers in the office and at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.


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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL QUICK FACTS Nickname:...........................................Tigers Mascot: .....................................Bengal Tiger Enrollment: ........................................20,214 Colors: ...................................... Blue & Gray Conference: ....................... Conference USA Stadium: ................... Liberty Bowl Memorial Capacity:............................................61,000 Playing Surface: .............................FieldTurf Affiliation: ......................... NCAA Division I-A President: ................... Dr. Shirley C. Raines Athletic Director: ..................... R.C. Johnson Faculty Rep.: ........................Dr. Ed Stevens Head Coach:............................ Tommy West Overall Record:............... 82-86-0 (14 years) Record at U of M: ............. 47-51-0 (8 years) Basic Offense: ............... No Huddle, Spread Basic Defense: ......................... Multiple, 4-3 2008 Record: ...........................................6-7 C-USA Record/Finish: ............ 4-4/t2nd East All-Time Record: ........................ 432-449-33 First Year of Competition: .....................1912 Bowl Appearances: .....................................7 Last Appearance:.... 2008, St. Petersburg Bowl Bowl Record: ....................................... 4-3-0 First-Team All-Americans:.........................15 Offensive Starters Returning/Lost: ..........4/7 Defensive Starters Returning/Lost:..........7/4 Special Team Starters Returning/Lost: ....4/1 Total Lettermen Returning: ......................48 Total Lettermen Lost: ...............................24

The 2009 edition of the Tiger Football Media Guide is a comprehensive source of information with statistics and historical references for use by media covering Tiger football. For additional information about Tiger football please call the University of Memphis Athletic Media Relations Office at 901-678-2337. ***Websites - The official website of the Memphis Tigers and the official website of the visiting school will be credentialed. Other websites will not be credentialed unless they meet the following specifications: 1. Must be a legal corporate entity that has been in business at least one full calendar year and has provided coverage of Memphis Athletics or the visiting team for at least one year. 2. Must provide original daily coverage of ALL athletic teams from the U of M with its own staff of reporters, photographers and equipment. 3. Must travel to and cover all football away games and all major post-season events. 4. Must provide coverage of all press conferences of ALL athletic teams at the U of M. 5. Must be accredited by the home university as working media. Websites that sponsor message boards, message centers or chat rooms where people are allowed to post anonymous information will not be issued credentials. If a medium has an online site and they sponsor anonymous forums, they may continue to request credentials under its traditional medium (newspaper, radio, television), but will not be granted additional passes for online staff. Requests from individuals not employed by an accredited media outlet will not be considered. Fan websites and sites that the primary focus is recruiting will not be credentialed. MEDIA WILL CALL

CREDENTIALS Seating for working media on the second floor of the press box at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium/ Rex Dockery Field is limited. Credentials are issued to working press only. Members of the media are asked to request credentials at least two weeks in advance. All requests are handled by Jennifer Rodrigues. Seating is limited and will be restricted to filing press, radio and television representatives’ needs according to NCAA championship guidelines. All credentials and parking passes are issued on a game-by-game basis and can be revoked at any time. All requests must be submitted on company letterhead by the sports editor/sports director to be considered. Freelance writers will only be credentialed if the publication they are working for requests the credentials. At times, hard copies of the publication may be requested for verification. Your cooperation and understanding is appreciated. Credentials for working media are issued according to the following criteria: 1. Local newspapers, wire services, national publications, newspapers from the opponent’s area, and student newspapers from Memphis and the opponent. 2. Other daily newspapers with preference to those which regularly cover the Memphis Tigers. 3. Radio and television personnel not broadcasting, but considered reporting. 4. Non-daily newspapers, with preference to those which regularly cover Memphis football. 5. Other weekly and monthly publications that regularly cover the Memphis Tigers. 6. Websites (* see restrictions) 7. Professional Scouts

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Media/photo credentials which have not been mailed can be obtained at Media Will Call, located at the base of the press box elevator on the south side of the stadium. Media Will Call opens two hours prior to kickoff and closes at halftime. PARKING

VISITING RADIO The University and its flagship station, WREC600 Radio, provide courtesy telephone lines for the visiting radio broadcast. There are three standard lines and one ISDN line installed in the visiting radio booth on the fourth floor of the press box. Visiting radio can contact Jennifer Rodrigues for the telephone numbers. Any visiting radio wanting to set up in the stadium in their booth on the fourth floor the day before the game must contact Jennifer Rodrigues in advance so that the request can be coordinated through the stadium manager. STATS/SERVICE Memphis will provide complete game statistics, including play-by-play, post-game notes and coaches’ quotes in the press box. Statistics are also delivered to the radio booths throughout the game. Light food and beverages will be available in the press box throughout the game. Please contact a member of the Athletic Media Relations staff in advance if you will need statistics faxed or e-mailed to your organization. The entire statistical package will be posted at both www.GoTigersGo.com and www.collegepressbox.com immediately following the game. POSTGAME INTERVIEWS The University of Memphis locker room is closed to members of the media following all games. At home games, head coach Tommy West will be available in the Tiger interview room after the cooling off period. Requested players will be available for interviews in the endzone area. No media are permitted to interview coaches or players on the field prior to the 10-minute cooling off period. SPOTTERS

The press parking lot is located on the south side (press box side) of Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium/ Rex Dockery Field. The press lot is located just south of the elevator entrance. Admittance to this lot is through the main entrance of the Mid-South Coliseum, off Southern Avenue. Passes are issued by the Athletic Media Relations office and are limited.

With at least a week’s notice, Memphis can retain the services of a spotter for radio and television announcers. Our established fee is a minimum of $50 to be paid at the conclusion of the game. Please call our office at 901-678-2337 in advance and we will assist you in any way possible.

TELEPHONES/INTERNET

PHOTOGRAPHERS

There are two general telephone lines located on the second floor of the press box at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium/Rex Dockery Field. These are for first-come, first-serve use only. It is suggested that media members, who want to order their own telephone lines, should first contact Jennifer Rodrigues at 901-678-2397 to inquire as to their seat location for the game. Once seat assignments are established, the media representative can call BellSouth offices at 1-800-766-9115 to order their telephone service. It is very important that you indicate your seat location when you place the order. The address of Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium is 335 South Hollywood Street, Memphis, TN 38104. Ethernet connections are available on the second and fourth floors of the press box. There is limited wireless internet capability at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

The sidelines at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium/ Rex Dockery Field are very restricted and space is limited. Passes will be issued only for approved photographers representing daily newspapers, wire services, student newspapers, television stations and the athletic media relations office. Photographers will be restricted to the areas outside the 25-yard lines. Credentials will not be issued to freelance photographers or for online sites that are not considered national or the official sites of the schools competing. No photographers will be allowed inside the team bench areas in accordance with NCAA regulations. Photographers are not permitted to sell photos taken at U of M football games without the written consent of the athletic media relations office. All photographers must present their credential to an SID representative at the base of the press box elevator to receive a photo armband which allows access to the field


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MONDAY PRESS CONFERENCES Head coach Tommy West holds his weekly press luncheon on Mondays at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon is held in the Athletic Office Building. Members of the media are invited to lunch at 11:30 a.m. The press conference begins at noon. Efforts will be made to have several players attend the press luncheon on Monday, based on class schedules. CONTACTING TOMMY WEST All interview requests for coach Tommy West must be placed through Jennifer Rodrigues of the Athletic Media Relations Office at 901-678-2397. PRE-GAME NOTES The University of Memphis Athletic Media Relations Office places all of its game notes and statistics on the www.GoTigersGo.com and collegepressbox.com websites by Monday morning of each game week. If you have trouble accessing the information on the website, please contact Jennifer Rodrigues for a PDF to be e-mailed directly to you. SATELLITE FEEDS Each member institution of Conference USA provides the league with weekly highlights from their previous game, as well as interviews with their head coaches and key players. The videos are edited into highlight clips and are uplinked for use by television stations across the country. Contact the Athletic Media Relations Office for additional information about the uplink process.

Conference USA hosts a weekly coaches teleconference on select Mondays throughout the 2009 football season. Individual teleconferences with each head coach are held on Monday afternoons beginning at 1 p.m. CDT. Coach Tommy West is available on the teleconference at 2:22 p.m. CDT. The call-in number will be available prior to the start of the season. Below is the full schedule for each week the call is hosted. All times listed as CDT: 1:00 p.m. 1:05 p.m. 1:12 p.m. 1:19 p.m. 1:26 p.m. 1:33 p.m. 1:40 p.m. 1:47 p.m. 1:54 p.m. 2:01 p.m. 2:08 p.m. 2:15 p.m. 2:22 p.m.

Players of the Week/Notes Skip Holtz, East Carolina Mark Snyder, Marshall George O’Leary, UCF Larry Fedora, USM Kevin Sumlin, Houston David Bailiff, Rice June Jones, SMU Bob Toledo, Tulane Neil Callaway, UAB Todd Graham, Tulsa Mike Price, UTEP Tommy West, Memphis

CollegePressBox.com is the official media website for Conference USA football. Access and download weekly game notes, quotes, statistics, media guides and more for the conference and each of its 12 member schools throughout the season. Login information will be distributed to accredited media or you can apply for a password by sending an e-mail to password@ collegepressbox.com.

ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS CONTACTS JENNIFER RODRIGUES

SHAWN SMITH

DIRECTOR O: 901-678-2397 C: 901-734-9951 E-MAIL: jmpowers@memphis.edu

INTERN O: 901-678-5294 E-MAIL: sdsmth10@memphis.edu

LAMAR CHANCE

MARK TAYLOR

ASSISTANT O: 901-678-2349 C: 901-734-9949 E-MAIL: lchance1@memphis.edu

INTERN O: 901-678-5294 E-MAIL: mark.taylor@memphis.edu

TAMMY DeGROFF

JOSH WILKINS

ASSISTANT O: 901-678-5787 C: 901-734-1504 E-MAIL: tdegroff@memphis.edu

GRADUATE ASSISTANT O: 901-678-5294

BRANDON KOLDITZ

PRESTON McCLELLAN

ASSISTANT O: 901-678-2444 C: 901-871-5475 E-MAIL: wkolditz@memphis.edu

STUDENT ASSISTANT O: 901-678-5294 E-MAIL: pmcclln@memphis.edu

JASON REDD

MARTHA WOODS

ASSISTANT O: 901-678-4640 C: 901-734-0565 E-MAIL: jredd@memphis.edu

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT O: 901-678-2337 F: 901-678-4134 E-MAIL: mwoods@memphis.edu

E-MAIL: jrwlkins@memphis.edu

C-USA WEBSITE Additional football information about Conference USA and its member institutions can be obtained by logging on to www.conferenceusa.com. The conference site has up-to-date statistics and rankings of all league schools.

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Memphis football practices are closed with the exception of the first 15 minutes. Upon the completion of the first 15 minutes, all photographers (still/ video) are to stop shooting. All interviews will be coordinated through Jennifer Rodrigues. Interviews with players will be limited to Monday - Wednesday and after games on Saturday. During the week, players and assistant coaches are available prior to their team meeting, and will not be made available following practice, unless arrangements have been made in advance. Coach West will be made available through practice on Thursday on game weeks. On weeks where games are played on days other than Saturday, please contact Jennifer Rodrigues for the cut-off days for interviews.

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MEDIA COVERING THE TIGERS/TRAVEL PLANS NEWSPAPER Commercial Appeal 901-529-2360/Fax: 901-529-2362 495 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38103 sports@commercialappeal.com Phil Stukenborg (beat writer), Geoff Calkins, Dan Wolken, Jason Smith, Scott Cacciola, David Williams (sports editor) Associated Press 901-525-1972/Fax: 901-525-1978 495 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38103 Woody Baird, Clay Bailey Memphis Flyer 901-521-9000/Fax: 901-521-0129 460 Tennessee Street Memphis, TN 38101 Frank Murtaugh Daily Helmsman 901-678-2192/Fax: 901-678-4792 Meeman Bldg, 113 Memphis, TN 38152 Joseph Russell Tri-State Defender 901-523-1818/Fax: 901-523-1820 124 Calhoun Avenue East Memphis, TN 38103 editorial@tri-statedefender.com Dr. Karanja Ajanaku Evening Times 870-735-1010/Fax: 870-735-1020 105 East Bond, PO Box 459 West Memphis, AR 72303 sports@theeveningtimes.com Billy Woods Jackson Sun 731-427-3333/Fax: 731-425-9639 245 West Lafayette Jackson, TN 38301 Brandon Shields (sports editor) Shelby Sun Times 901-755-7386/Fax: 901-755-0827 7508 Capital Drive Cordova, TN 38138 shelbysuntimes@comcast.net Germantown News 901-754-0337/Fax: 901-754-2961 7545 North Street Germantown, TN 38138 sports@germantownnews.com Covington Leader 901-476-7116/Fax: 901-476-0373 2001 Hwy. 51 South Covington, TN 38019 sports@covingtonleader.com Jeff Ireland The Tennessean 615-259-8010/ ... Fax: 615-259-8826 1100 Broadway Nashville, TN 37202 tnsports@tennessean.com

TELEVISION WREG-TV3 (CBS)/WREG.COM 901-543-2117/Fax: 901-543-2167 803 Channel Three Drive Memphis, TN 38103 Glenn Carver (Sports Director), Mike Ceide WMC-TV5 (NBC)/WMCTV.COM 901-726-0410/Fax: 901-278-7633 1960 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38103 Jarvis Greer (Sports Director), Carrie Anderson WHBQ-TV13 (FOX)/FOXMEMPHIS.COM 901-320-1345/Fax: 901-320-1366 485 South Highland Memphis, TN 38111 Matt Stark (Sports Director), Marcus Hunter, Kristin Tallent, Greg Gaston WPTY-TV24 (ABC)/ABC24.COM 901-323-2430/Fax: 901-452-1820 2701 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 Jamie Griffin (Producer), Ari Bergeron, Kathy Morris WBBJ TV (ABC) 901-424-4515/Fax: 901-424-9299 346 Muse Street Jackson, TN 38301 WKNO TV 10 (PBS) 901-458-2521/Fax: 901-325-6506 900 Getwell Road Memphis, TN 38152 WTVF TV (CBS) 615-248-5285/Fax: 615-244-9883 474 James Robertson Parkway Nashville, TN 37219 WKRN TV (ABC) 615-248-7240/Fax: 615-248-7329 441 Murfreesboro Road Nashville, TN 37210 WSMV TV (NBC) 615-353-2231/Fax: 615-353-2343 5700 Knob Road Nashville, TN 37209 WZTV TV (FOX) 615-369-5561/Fax: 615-369-3299 631 Mainstream Drive Nashville, TN 37228

RADIO WREC AM 600 (Game Broadcast) 901-259-1300/Fax: 901-259-6445 2650 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste 4100 Memphis, TN 38118 Dave Woloshin (Play-By-Play), Chris Powers (Color), Forrest Goodman, Matt Dillon, Jeff Brightwell WUMR FM 92 901-678-3176/Fax: 901-678-4331 University of Memphis Memphis, TN 38152 730 Fox Sports Radio 901-522-1919/Fax: 901-522-1920 203 Beale Street, Suite 204 Memphis, TN 38103 Jon Roser, Producer WHBQ AM 560 901-375-9324/Fax: 901-795-4454 6080 Mt. Moriah mail@sports56whbq.com Memphis, TN 38115 Keith Parker, Executive Producer WGKX FM 106 901-682-1106/Fax: 901-767-9531 5629 Murray Road Memphis, TN 38119 WLOK AM 1340 901-527-9565/Fax: 901-528-0335 363 South Second Street Memphis, TN 38103 WRVR FM 104 901-767-0104/Fax: 901-767-0582 5904 Ridgeway Center Memphis, TN 38120 WTJS AM 1390 731-427-3316/Fax: 731-427-4576 122 Radio Road Jackson, TN 38301 WNWS FM 101.5 731-423-8316/Fax: 731-423-8304 101 N. Highland Jackson, TN 38301

ON THE ROAD WITH THE TIGERS MIDDLE TENNESSEE September 12 Doubletree Hotel 1850 Old Fort Parkway Murfreesboro, TN 37129 p. 615-895-5555 f. 615-895-3557 UCF October 3 Holiday Inn-UCF 12125 High Tech Ave. Orlando, FL 32817 p. 407-275-9000 f. 407-381-0019 SOUTHERN MISS October 17 Marriott 200 East Amite St. Jackson, MS 39201 p. 601-969-5100 f. 601-353-4333 TENNESSEE November 7 Hilton Knoxville Airport 2001 Alcoa Highway Alcoa, TN 37701 p. 865-970-4300 f. 865-984-7080 HOUSTON November 21 Hilton Americas-Houston 1600 Lamar Houston, TX 77010 p. 713-739-8000 f. 713-739-8007 TULSA November 27 (Fri.) Marriott Southern Hills 1902 East 71st Tulsa, OK 74136 p. 918-493-7000 f. 918-523-0950


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STADIUM LOCATION

LOCKER ROOMS

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, which is owned by the City of Memphis, and is operated by the Memphis Park Commission, is located at 335 South Hollywood Street in Memphis.

The Tiger locker room is located in the south tunnel which is located directly under the JumboTron scoreboard. The visitor locker room is located in the north tunnel.

STADIUM FACTS

PLAYING SURFACE

The stadium was constructed in 1965 and serves as the home for the University of Memphis Tigers, the Southern Heritage Classic and the annual AutoZone/ Liberty Bowl, which features the champion of Conference USA and a member from the Southeastern Conference. Capacity of the Liberty Bowl is 61,000.

The 2005 season marked the first year that the playing surface was changed from natural grass to FieldTurf, which is used by more than 25 universities as well as over 20 NFL teams.

STADIUM MANAGER To reach Liberty Bowl stadium manager Angela Daniels, call 901-729-4344.

DIRECTIONS TO LIBERTY BOWL STADIUM FROM THE AIRPORT From Memphis International Airport, travelers will take the main street from the front of the terminal and when the street splits, will take the left fork towards I-240. This will place you on Airways Blvd. north. Stay on Airways Blvd. north, over I-240 and continue north for approximately three miles. The Memphis Fairgrounds will appear on your right. Proceed to the corner of Airways Blvd. and Central Avenue. Turn right on Central and travel two stoplights to Hollywood Street. Turn right on Hollywood, and Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium will be on your right. FROM DOWNTOWN If you are staying downtown in Memphis, take Union Avenue East for approximately four miles. You will cross several major streets such as I-240, Cleveland, and East Parkway before coming to the corner of Hollywood Street and Union Avenue. Turn right at the stoplight on to Hollywood Street and travel approximately one mile to Liberty Bowl

Memorial Stadium, which will be located on your right. FROM EAST MEMPHIS If you are staying in a hotel in East Memphis, you will need to take Poplar Avenue West as if you are going to downtown Memphis. Follow Poplar Avenue for approximately six miles to the corner of Central and Hollywood Street. Turn left on Hollywood and travel approximately one-and-a-half miles to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, which will be on your left. If traffic is heavy on Poplar, you might take Central Avenue to the stadium. As you are traveling East on Poplar, you can turn left at the corner of Poplar and Goodlet. This is in the area of the University of Memphis and approximately two miles East of the stadium. Immediately after turning left on Goodlet, turn right on Central Avenue and travel two miles to the corner of Hollywood and Central. Turn left on Hollywood and the stadium will be on your right.

FROM WEST OF MEMPHIS If you are coming into Memphis from Arkansas and points west of Memphis, you can take either bridge over the Mississippi River. The DeSoto Bridge (I-40 Bridge) will take you to I-240 South. Take I-240 South until you reach the exit for Poplar Avenue East. Take the Poplar East exit and travel approximately three miles to the corner of Poplar and Hollywood Street. Turn right and the stadium will be approximately one and a half miles on your right. FROM EAST OF MEMPHIS If you are arriving in Memphis from the East and you are on I-40 west, continue to head East as I-40 will turn into Sam Cooper Blvd. Stay on Sam Cooper Blvd. to Hollywood Street and turn left and travel two and a half miles to the stadium.


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LIBERTY BOWL MEMORIAL STADIUM STADIUM FACTS Capacity.............................................61,000 Surface ...........................................FieldTurf Location ......................335 South Hollywood First Game ............................ Sept. 18, 1965 Opponent ........................................Ole Miss Score ................... Ole Miss 34, Memphis 14 All-Time Home Record .................139-118-7 West’s Home Record ....................... 29-22-0 Most Points Scored ..... 69 vs Louisville (‘69) Most Points by Opponent ...56, Louisville (‘04)

TOP CROWDS YEAR 1996 1991 1992 1987 2000 2006 1989 1999 1988 2005 1981 1979 2004 1976

OPPONENT .............ATTEN. Tennessee ................. 65,885 Mississippi ................. 65,483 Tennessee ................. 65,234 Mississippi ................. 64,187 Tennessee ................. 63,121 Tennessee ................. 61,783 Mississippi ................. 59,795 Mississippi ................. 57,523 Tennessee ................. 55,173 Mississippi ................. 53,339 Mississippi ................. 53,170 Mississippi ................. 53,166 Louisville ................... 52,384 Tennessee ................. 52,341

The largest crowd Memphis has ever played in front of was 107,261 when the Tigers fell to Tennessee in Knoxville during the ‘99 season. The University of Memphis football program is very fortunate to have one of the finest football facilities in the nation in which to play its home football games. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, “built by the citizens of Memphis,” is a memorial to the veterans of World War I, World War II and the Korean War. The renovated 61,000-seat facility, built in 1965 at a cost of $3.7 million by the city of Memphis and renovated in 1987 for $19.5 million, is operated by the Memphis Park Services Department. The Tigers inaugurated the stadium in the fall of 1965 and in 44 years, have compiled a 139-118-7 record in the Liberty Bowl. The stadium features a synthetic FieldTurf playing surface, spacious locker rooms and a four-level press box, which features a stadium club for VIPs. The playing surface, which had been natural grass through the 2004 season, was replaced with the new FieldTurf surface that is used in more than 25 NCAA Division IA football stadiums. In December of 1983, city of Memphis officials named the playing surface Rex Dockery Field in honor of the late Tiger coach who was killed in a plane crash. In the spring of 1984, the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Memphis added a new scoreboard and sound system to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium/Rex Dockery Field. The computer operated scoreboard is 100-feet long and stands 23-feet high. It has a 16’ x 32’ message center, and was the largest scoreboard in the Mid-South at the time. Included in the 1987 stadium renovation were the addition of the sky-suites located on the east side of the stadium, approximately 12,000 seats in the stands and a stadium club to accommodate donors. In addition, several areas of the stadium were vastly improved, including the lighting system, playing surface, handicap seating area, concession stands and restroom facilities.

In 1999, the city of Memphis and Jumbotron entered into an agreement which placed a new 18’ x 24’ video scoreboard system in the south end of the stadium. In addition to the new $850,000 playing surface for the 2005 season, the stadium has also undergone aesthetic changes over the last couple of years that have made the stadium look more like the “Home of the Tigers.” Prior to the start of the 2006 season Jim McDonald of McDonald Outdoor provided several large photo wraps on the walls of the entrances to welcome Tiger fans. New graphic wraps were unveiled around the interior of the stadium during the 2008 season, and a renovation project on stadium restrooms in the lower concourse was completed prior to the start of the season. In the spring of 2008, the first step toward a major renovation project at the Liberty Bowl began when funding was approved by the Memphis City Council to improve both the home and visitor locker rooms as well as adding multi-purpose rooms that can be used for recruiting. Construction began on those projects following the 2009 AutoZone Liberty Bowl game and both teams will be in new locker rooms for the 2009 season. In addition, renovations have begun to bring the stadium into compliance with ADA specifications, which has lowered the capacity for the stadium from 62,380 to approximately 61,000. The stadium is also the host site of the annual AutoZone/Liberty Bowl game, as well as the Southern Heritage Classic. Located near the Memphis Fairgrounds, the stadium also hosted the Tennessee-Kentucky High School All-Star game in 1994. Throughout the 44-year history, several professional teams have called the Liberty Bowl home. In 1974, the Grizzlies of the World Football League played their one and only season in Memphis. From 1978-80, the stadium was host to the Memphis Rogues of the North American Soccer League, and later in 1984-85 to the Showboats of the U.S. Football League. Three other teams spent just one season in the Liberty Bowl including the Memphis Maniax of the XFL (2001), the Tennessee Oilers (1997) and the Memphis Mad Dogs of the CFL (1995). The largest crowd to witness a Memphis home football game at the Liberty Bowl was the record-setting 65,885 who attended the Tigers’ stunning upset of No. 6 ranked Tennessee in 1996. The Tigers defeated the Vols, 21-17, before a regionally-televised audience on CBS-TV. The entire nation, however, saw Memphis’ game-winning drive when CBS carried the final five minutes nationally. In 2004, Memphis hosted Louisville for an ESPNbroadcasted Thursday night game. A crowd of 52,384 fans came out for the game, marking the largest Tiger crowd for a non-SEC opponent. That same season, Memphis set a new home attendance average record with 41,175 fans in just five games. The previous high average was 40,622 in 2003, and that was for seven home games.

ALL-TIME ATTENDANCE YEAR 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 TOTAL

G 5 5 6 5 6 6 8 7 6 6 6 7 7 6 6 6 5 6 5 6 6 4 6 7 6 6 6 6 5 6 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 5 6 7 7 7 264

ATT 156,389 130,524 148,934 155,379 166,902 142,187 173,449 194,222 159,081 174,172 144,453 281,966 198,686 158,696 168,200 143,105 158,203 102,003 183,671 235,269 221,477 110,932 206,848 178,767 201,378 157,346 191,896 224,449 126,342 149,943 99,629 214,511 121,340 140,871 185,044 190,055 154,334 175,542 **284,352 205,874 239,946 227,077 207,688 175,024 7,449,759

AVG 31,277 26,104 24,822 31,075 27,438 23,698 21,681 27,746 26,513 29,028 24,075 *40,280 28,383 26,449 28,033 23,850 31,640 17,000 *36,734 39,212 36,913 27,733 34,475 29,795 33,563 26,224 31,982 37,408 25,268 24,991 19,926 *35,752 20,223 23,478 30,841 31,676 25,722 29,257 40,622 41,175 39,991 32,440 29,670 25,003 28,219

RECORD 3-2-0 4-1-0 5-1-0 3-2-0 5-1-0 4-2-0 3-5-0 4-3-0 4-2-0 4-2-0 3-3-0 5-2-0 5-2-0 3-3-0 3-3-0 2-4-0 0-5-0 1-5-0 2-2-1 4-1-1 1-3-2 0-4-0 4-1-1 5-1-1 1-5-0 3-2-1 3-3-0 4-2-0 3-2-0 4-2-0 2-3-0 3-3-0 4-2-0 2-4-0 2-4-0 2-4-0 4-2-0 3-3-0 5-2-0 4-1-0 4-2-0 1-6-0 4-3-0 4-3-0 139-118-7

**Largest single-season attendance total in school history. * Led nation in increased attendance.

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium/Rex Dockery Field, which hosts the annual Liberty Bowl game, has been home to the Tiger football team since 1965.


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Middle Tennessee 27, Memphis 0 Memphis 0, Delta State 0 Memphis 6, Tennessee JC 0 Western Kentucky 19, Memphis 0 Memphis 18, Middle Tennessee 0 Union University 33, Memphis 0 Tennessee Tech 14, Memphis 13 Memphis 20, Troy State 6 Western Kentucky 12, Memphis 0 Memphis 26, Louisiana College 13 Memphis 23, Delta State 7 Union University 39, Memphis 0 Memphis 40, Austin Peay 0 Memphis 21, Union University 0 Memphis 21, Kansas State 14 Memphis 20, Southwestern La. 0 Memphis 38, Western Kentucky 0 Memphis 29, Louisville 25 Arkansas State 20, Memphis 0 Memphis 26, Arkansas State 7 Memphis 20, Tennessee Tech 12 Memphis 42, Western Kentucky 0 Southern Miss 14, Memphis 6 The Citadel 28, Memphis 26 Memphis 16, Florida State 6 Memphis 42, Hardin-Simmons 7 Memphis 35, Abilene Christian 0 Memphis 8, Southern Miss 6 Memphis 9, South Carolina 0 Memphis 34, Louisville 0 Memphis 33, Mississippi State 13 Memphis 6, Tulsa 0 Florida State 26, Memphis 7 Memphis 29, Southern Miss 7 Memphis 42, Tulsa 24 Memphis 16, Florida State 12 Houston 35, Memphis 7 Memphis 38, Utah State 29 Southern Miss 13, Memphis 10 Memphis 42, Florida State 14 Southern Miss 21, Memphis 7 Memphis 28, Auburn 27 Louisville 14, Memphis 13 Memphis 35, Vanderbilt 14 Memphis 10, Louisville 6 Vanderbilt 14, Memphis 10 Southern Miss 10, Memphis 0 Cincinnati 16, Memphis 7 Southern Miss 27, Memphis 20 Memphis 20, Southwestern La. 7 Memphis 38, Tulane 21 Mississippi State 34, Memphis 17 Memphis 45, Tulane 36 Memphis 31, Mississippi State 10 Memphis 13, Vanderbilt 10 Memphis 20, Southwestern La. 6 Tulsa 33, Memphis 28 Memphis 34, Cincinnati 14 Tulsa 23, Memphis 19 Memphis 26, Cincinnati 3 Mississippi 34, Memphis 3 Memphis 18, Cincinnati 16 Memphis 24, Houston 3 Memphis 35, Arkansas State 19 Louisville 32, Memphis 31 Houston 33, Memphis 30 (3OT) UAB 17, Memphis 14 Houston 26, Memphis 21 UAB 24, Memphis 10 Memphis 41, Houston 14 Memphis 27, East Carolina 24 Tulsa 35, Memphis 14 East Carolina 56, Memphis 40 Memphis 36, Southern Miss 30 WON 44, LOST 29, TIED 1

• Best Record: 5-1-0 (1967, 1969) • Worst Record: 0-5-0 (1981) • Most Points Scored: Memphis - 69 vs Louisville, 1969; Opponent - 56, Louisville, 2004 • Highest Combined Score: 107 pts., 55-52, 3OT win over SMU, 2007 • Lowest Combined Score: 3 pts., 3-0 loss to Ole Miss, 1999 • Longest Run from Scrimmage: Memphis - 92 yards by Herb Covington vs Cincinnati, 1966; Opponent - 84 yards by Mickey Collins, Wichita State, 1978 • Longest Pass Completion: Memphis - 94 yards by Lloyd Patterson to Earnest Gray vs Houston, 1978; Opponent - 84 yards by Erik Ainge to Robert Meachem, Tennessee, 2006 • Longest Interception Return: Memphis - 91 yards by Bob Orians vs Southern Miss, 1977; Opponent - 99 yards by Izell McGill, Mississippi State, 1996 (intercepted fumble) & by Dustin Mouzon, Ole Miss, 2007 • Longest Kickoff Return: Memphis - 98 yards by Jerry Harris vs Southern Miss, 1983; Opponent - 100 yards by Maurice Nelson, Tulane, 1985 • Longest Punt Return: Memphis - 94 yards by Keith Wright vs Louisville, 1975; Opponent - 85 yards by Morris Letcher, East Carolina, 1992 • Longest Field Goal: Memphis - 53 yards by Stephen Gostkowski vs Marshall, 2005; Opponent - Franco Grilla 50 yards, UCF, 1990 • Most Yards Rushing by an Individual: Memphis - 262 yards by DeAngelo Williams vs Houston, 2004; Opponent - 301 yards by Chris Johnson, East Carolina, 2007 • Most Yards Rushing by a Team: Memphis - 507 yards vs Tulsa, 1969; Opponent - 491 yards, East Carolina, 2007 • Fewest Yards Rushing by a Team: Memphis - minus 13 yards vs Texas A&M, 1979; Opponent - minus 4 yards, Ole Miss, 1993 • Most Yards Passing by an Individual: Memphis - 416 yards, Martin Hankins vs East Carolina, 2007; Opponent - 431 yards by Jordan Palmer, UTEP, 2005 • Most Yards Passing by a Team: Memphis - 416 yards vs East Carolina, 2007; Opponent - 431 yards, UTEP, 2005 • Fewest Yards Passing by a Team: Memphis - minus 3 yards vs Marshall, 2005; Opponent - 14 yards, Southern Miss, 1981 • Most Passing Attempts by an Individual: Memphis - 60 by Martin Hankins vs ECU & Ole Miss, 2007; Opponent - 61 by Marquel Blackwell, USF, 2001 • Most Passing Attempts by a Team: Memphis - 61 vs Ole Miss, ECU & SMU, 2007; Opponent - 62 by USF, 2001 • Most Pass Completions by an Individual: Memphis - 41 by Martin Hankins vs Ole Miss, 2007; Opponent - 35 by Marcus Crandell, East Carolina, 1994 & by Justin Willis, SMU, 2007 • Most Pass Completions by a Team: Memphis - 41 vs Ole Miss, 2007; Opponent - 36 by East Carolina, 1994 • Most Pass Receptions by an Individual: Memphis - 13 by Maurice Avery vs UAB, 2003; Opponent - 14, Chris Penn, Tulsa, 1993 • Most Receiving Yards by an Individual: Memphis 186 yards by Bob Sherlag vs Mississippi State, 1965; Opponent - 208 yards, James Casey, Rice, 2008 • Most Total Offense by an Individual: Memphis - 405 yards by Martin Hankins vs ECU, 2007; Opponent 489 yards by Justin Willis, SMU, 2007

• Most Total Offense by a Team: Memphis - 659 yards vs Louisville, 1969; Opponent - 641 yards by East Carolina, 2007 • Most Combined Total Offense by Two Teams in a Game: 1,202 yards, Memphis (603) vs Louisville (599), 2004 • Most Touchdowns by a Team in a Game: Memphis - 10 vs Louisville, 1969; Opponent - 8, Tennessee, 1969; Louisville, 2004 & East Carolina, 2007 • Most Points Scored by an Individual: Memphis - 24 by DeAngelo Williams vs Houston & Chattanooga, 2004; Opponent - 24 by Michael Haddix, Mississippi St., 1982; James Jones, Mississippi St., 1978; Eric Shelton, Louisville, 2004 & Chris Johnson, ECU, 2007 • Most Rushing Touchdowns by an Individual: Memphis - 4 by DeAngelo Williams vs Houston, 2004; Opponent - 4, Michael Haddix, Mississippi State, 1982; James Jones, Mississippi State, 1978 & Chris Johnson, East Carolina, 2007 • Most Rushing Touchdowns by a Team: Memphis - 7 vs North Texas St., 1971; Opponent - 6 by Tennessee, 1969; Texas A&M, 1978 & East Carolina, 2007 • Most Touchdown Passes by an Individual: Memphis - 5 by Danny Wimprine vs Murray State, 2002; Opponent - 4 by Mike Shula, Alabama, 1985; Jason McKinley, Houston, 2000; Eli Manning, Ole Miss, 2003; Darrell Hackney, UAB, 2005; Erik Ainge, Tennessee 2006 & Justin Willis, SMU, 2007 • Most Touchdown Passes by a Team: Memphis - 5 vs Louisville, 1969; Murray State, 2002 & SMU, 2007; Opponent - 4 by Alabama, 1985; Houston, 2000; Ole Miss, 2003; UAB, 2005; Tennessee, 2006 & SMU, 2007 • Most Touchdown Receptions by an Individual: Memphis - 3 by five players (most recent Carlos Singleton vs SMU, 2007); Opponent - 3 by Alama Matthews, Vanderbilt, 1982, Roydell Williams, Tulane, 2004 & Emmanuel Sanders, SMU, 2007 • Most Field Goals Made by an Individual: Memphis - 4 by Rusty Bennett vs North Texas State, 1977; Stephen Gostkowski vs Marshall, 2005 & Matt Reagan vs UAB, 2007; Opponent - 4 by Jim Becksvoort, Tennessee, 1992 and Michael Torres, UCF, 2006 • Most Points Kicking by an Individual: Memphis - 15 by Ryan White vs Cincinnati, 1998; Opponent 14 by Jim Becksvoort, Tennessee, 1992 and Michael Torres, UCF, 2006 • Most Interceptions by an Individual: Memphis - 3 by Keith Simpson vs North Texas State, 1977, and Olie Cordell vs Mississippi State, 1965; Opponent - 3 by Chris Donnelly, Vanderbilt, 1989 & J.R. Reed, USF, 2003 • Most Interceptions by a Team: Memphis - 6 vs Tulsa, 1972; Opponent - 5 by three teams (most recent Mississippi State, 2002) • Most Interception Return Yardage by an Individual: Memphis - 95 yards by Marty Hammock vs Southern Miss, 1973; Opponent - 124 yards by Shawn Ferguson, Cincinnati, 1998 (two interceptions) • Most Punts by an Individual: Memphis - 13 by Hugh Owens vs Texas A&M, 1979 • Most Punt Returns by an Individual: Memphis - 6 by Russell Copeland vs Cincinnati, 1992; Opponent - 8 by Willie Gault, Tennessee, 1981 • Most Punt Returns by a Team: Memphis - 8 vs Quantico, 1968; Opponent - 13 by Texas A&M, 1979 • Most Punt Return Yardage: Memphis - 133 by David Berrong vs Wichita State, 1968; Opponent - 123 by Morris Letcher, East Carolina, 1992

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LISTEN TO ALL THE TIGER ACTION ON WREC-AM 600 In 2006, the University of Memphis began a new broadcasting agreement with Clear Channel Radio, making WREC 600AM the flagship station for all Tiger football and men’s basketball games through the 2010-11 season. WREC is in its 86th year covering the Mid-South region as the station Memphis turns to for news. The new flagship allows Tiger games to be broadcast in HD Digital. Existing radio network affiliate agreements will allow for broadcasts to reach from near Nashville to the east, Jonesboro to the north, Little Rock to the west, and Oxford to the south. Dave Woloshin remains as play-by-play commentator for his 13th season. Woloshin, a well-known sports figure in Memphis, is in his 24th year of being associated with the Tiger broadcast team. He began with Tiger television broadcasts in 1986, and for the last 12 years, has handled the radio broadcast for Tiger football and basketball. Woloshin came to Memphis as the sports anchor for WHBQ-TV 13 in 1981. He has handled play-by-play for the Memphis RiverKings, the Memphis Americans, Storm and Rogues soccer teams, has worked with ESPN and SportsChannel America and for numerous prep football games of the week. Woloshin is married to the former Gayle Stein of Memphis. The couple has four children, Nathan (17), Jacob (16), Brett (21) and Brendan (17). Former Tiger football letterman Chris Powers is entering his first year as the full-time color commentator. He replaces Bob Rush, who handled the duties for the last 22-straight seasons. Powers was introduced to Tiger fans last season on several occasions, handling color commentary for the Marshall, UAB, East Carolina and SMU road games and serving on the broadcast team for home contests as well as the 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl. Powers played in 44 career games as a tight end and center from 1995-98. He logged four career touchdown catches, including the memorable gamewinning TD reception with 34 seconds remaining

against Tennessee in 1996. He moved to center in 1998 and started all 11 games that season. A native of Winter Park, Fla., Powers is a captain with Continental Express airline. He has flown with the airline the last nine years, and is based out of Houston, but makes his home in Memphis. Native Memphian Forrest Goodman is entering his 11th season as the pre-game and post-game host for Memphis football and basketball. Goodman, who is the assistant program director for NewsRadio 600 WREC, also serves as the host of both the Tommy West and Josh Pastner radio call-in shows. Prior to joining the Tiger broadcast team in 1999, Goodman was the play-by-play voice of all sports for Delta State University, and also spent 10 years handling high school football play-by-play. Goodman and his wife, Michelle, have a daughter, Abigail, and reside in Bartlett. Matt Dillon will serve as the football sideline reporter for the fifth straight season. Dillon, who is in his 36th year working in the sports industry, also serves as the co-host of the Memphis pregame and postgame shows for football and basketball games on WREC. He has hosted the shows for the last seven years. In addition to his football duties, Dillon has handled the color for Dave Woloshin on the radio broadcast of Memphis basketball since 2002-03. The 1973 University of Memphis graduate began his long broadcast association with Tiger sports when he did play-by-play for WKNO-TV from 1973-2001. In the 1980s, Dillon also served as analyst on WMC and handled play-by-play duties on WPTY-TV for road contests. From 1995-2000, Dillon served in

THE TOMMY WEST SHOW All of the replay excitement of Tiger football can be seen each Sunday night on ABC24/WPTY in Memphis. Dave Woloshin, who is the play-by-play announcer for Memphis’ radio broadcast, will serve as host of the weekly Tommy West Television Show. For the past two seasons, in addition to airing on WPTY-TV at 10:35 p.m. on Sundays, the show was also carried on a delay basis by Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS). Woloshin and West discuss the game in depth each week while breaking down highlights from each contest. The show also contains feature segments about various Tiger football players throughout the year. The Memphis Football Coach’s Show has been aired by WPTY-TV/WLMT-TV for more than 10 years. Over the past 18 years, numerous Tiger football and basketball games have been carried by WLMT-TV.

several capacities in broadcasting Tiger football and basketball, including hosting coaches shows in the late 1990s. Dillon and his wife, Marni, reside in Germantown. Jeff Brightwell, who is considered the “voice of Tiger baseball and women’s basketball,” serves as the broadcast team captain handling the majority of the production and engineering duties. A 1996 graduate of the University of Memphis, Brightwell came to Memphis in 2003 after spending six years in Missouri. He has done play-by-play for Southeast Missouri State, Central Methodist College, Truman State, Moberly Community College and the Memphis RiverKings. For the last six years, the native Memphian has broadcast both home and away contests for Memphis baseball and women’s basketball on WUMR FM. He also hosts a weekly Tiger Update web show that is streamed through All-Access on the athletic department website. Brightwell was named the College Baseball Foundation’s National Broadcaster of the Month in April 2005 and was honored as the Sportscaster of the Year in 2002 by the Missouri Broadcasters Association. He has also served as the public address announcer for the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds.

PUBLIC ADDRESS Chuck Roberts, a native of Memphis, is beginning his 12th year as the public address announcer for the Tiger football team. Roberts, who is also the public address voice for the Tiger basketball, women’s basketball and volleyball Chuck Roberts teams, graduated from Christian Brothers University in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and in 1991 with an MBA in finance. Roberts owns Chuck Roberts Commercial Real Estate, which specializes in sales and leasing of commercial and industrial property. He and his wife, Mitzi, have two children, a daughter, Haleigh (7), and a son, Chase (5).


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Sept. 6, against Ole Miss on ESPN, and will host ECU on Tuesday, Oct. 27, on ESPN2. Because of the SEC’s newly-acquired television package, the Memphis-Tennessee matchup on Nov. 7 in Knoxville will likely be carried by ESPN. Conference USA’s partnership with CBS College Sports Network (CBS C) is comprehensive in nature, and includes significant national and regional exposure for football, men’s and women’s basketball, and other Conference USA sports. Additionally, the partnership includes video-on-demand, Internet, broadband, national overthe-air and satellite radio, and wireless distribution as well as website production through CBS College Sports Online. Available in HD, CBS College Sports Network is the original 24-hour cable network dedicated to college sports. CBS College Sports Network has over 30 million subscribers, and is available in 80 million homes in markets on cable and satellite systems across the country. Locally in Memphis, it is available on Comcast cable (222) as well as on DirecTV (Ch. 613) and DISH Network (Ch. 152). CBS College Sports Network provides the most comprehensive coverage of all Conference USA sports, featuring an array of programming that includes live games, original shows, documentaries and the network’s new nightly studio show “College Sports Tonight.” CBS College Sports Network will be the number one source for complete college football coverage this fall, with more Conference USA programming than anywhere else and a full lineup of shows that connect fans to their favorite teams. In 2009, Memphis is scheduled to have its road game at Tulsa carried by CBS College Sports Network on Friday, Nov. 27. Additional games could be picked up at a later date by both CBS College Sports Network and CSS. All games carried by CBS College Sports Network are available for fans to watch through the Memphis Tigers All-Access subscription package at www. GoTigersGo.com. The Tiger video department also provides streaming of home games that are not carried by CSS and ESPN.

TIGERS ON NATIONAL TV DATE 11/4/67 10/25/80 10/30/82 9/21/85 9/24/88 11/18/89 11/17/90 9/2/91 10/31/92 11/27/93 8/31/96 10/19/96 11/9/96 8/30/97 9/20/97 10/25/97 11/22/97 9/5/98 9/12/98 9/19/98 10/10/98 9/11/99 10/2/99 11/6/99 9/2/00 9/30/00 10/7/00 11/4/00 9/3/01 9/7/02 10/8/02 9/6/03 12/16/03 11/4/04 11/12/04 11/27/04 12/22/04 9/5/05 9/24/05 10/1/05 10/8/05 10/15/05 10/22/05 11/1/05 11/19/05 11/26/05 12/26/05 9/3/06 9/30/06 10/21/06 11/5/06 11/11/06 9/1/07 9/22/07 10/2/07 11/10/07 11/17/07 12/21/07 9/6/08 9/13/08 10/2/08 10/10/08 10/18/08 10/25/08 11/29/08 12/20/08

OPPONENT (TV) Florida State (ABC) Florida State (ABC) Georgia (ESPN) Florida State (WTBS) Florida (Sport Channel) Florida St. (Sunshine Network) Florida St. (Sunshine Network) USC (Prime Ticket) Tulane (SportsSouth) Miami (ESPN) Miami (Fox Sports) Southern Miss (Fox Sports) Tennessee (CBS) at Mississippi State (Fox) Minnesota (Midwest Sports Channel) at East Carolina (Fox) Southern Miss (Fox) Ole Miss (Jefferson-Pilot) Mississippi State (Fox) Minnesota (Midwest Sports Channel) Arkansas (FX Network) Mississippi State (Fox) Missouri (Fox) Southern Miss (Fox) Mississippi State (Fox) Southern Miss (Fox) East Carolina (Fox) Tennessee (Fox) at Mississippi State (ESPN) at Ole Miss (Jefferson Pilot) Louisville (ESPN2) Ole Miss (ESPN2) vs. North Texas (ESPN2) Louisville (ESPN) Southern Miss (ESPN2) at USF (ESPN2) vs. Bowling Green State (ESPN) Ole Miss (ESPN) at Tulsa (CSTV)# UTEP (CSTV) at UCF (CSTV)# at Houston (CSTV) East Carolina (CSTV) UAB (ESPN2) at Southern Miss (CSTV) Marshall (CSTV) vs. Akron (ESPN) at Ole Miss (ESPN) Tennessee (ESPN/CSS delay) Tulsa (CSTV) Southern Miss (ESPN) UCF (CSTV) Ole Miss (CSS) at UCF (CSS) Marshall (ESPN2) at Southern Miss (CSS) UAB (CSS) vs. Florida Atlantic (ESPN2) Rice (CBS C) at Marshall (CSS) at UAB (CBS C) Louisville (ESPN) at East Carolina (CSS) Southern Miss (CBS C) Tulane (CSS) vs. USF (ESPN2)

# - Local broadcast aired on CSTV

RESULT L, 26-7 L, 24-3 L, 34-3 L, 19-10 W, 17-11 L, 57-20 L, 35-3 W, 24-10 W, 62-20 L, 41-17 L, 30-7 L, 16-0 W, 21-17 L, 13-10 L, 20-17 L, 32-10 L, 42-18 L, 30-10 L, 14-6 L, 35-14 L, 23-9 L, 13-10 L, 27-17 L, 20-5 L, 17-3 L, 24-3 W, 17-10 L, 19-17 L, 30-10 L, 38-16 L, 38-32 W, 44-34 W, 27-17 L, 56-49 W, 30-26 W, 31-15 L, 52-35 L, 10-6 L, 37-31 W, 27-20 L, 38-17 W, 35-20 W, 27-24 L, 37-20 W, 24-22 W, 26-3 W, 38-31 L, 28-25 L, 41-7 L, 35-14 L, 42-21 L, 26-24 L, 23-21 L, 56-20 W, 24-21 W, 29-26 W, 25-9 L, 44-27 L, 42-35 L, 17-16 W, 33-30 L, 35-28 L, 30-10 W, 36-30 W, 45-6 L, 41-14

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In 2005, Conference USA entered into long-term agreements with ESPN, Inc. and CBS College Sports Network (formerly CSTV). The new agreements contain sixyear initial terms to begin July 1, 2005, and conclude June 30, 2011. In 2008, Memphis had eight of its 13 games carried by either ESPN, CBS College Sports or CSS. The agreement with ESPN extends the conference’s current regular season football package to include the broadcast of the conference’s Football Championship Game. It also encompasses distribution of men’s basketball and women’s basketball on ESPN/ESPN2 and both tournament championship games. The C-USA content granted to ESPN may also be available through the collection of ESPN entities such as ESPN Mobile (wireless), ESPN Interactive, ESPN Broadband (ESPN 360), ESPN.com, ESPN Pay-PerView, ESPN Video-on-Demand, ESPN HD, ESPN2 HD, ESPN Deportes and more. The University of Memphis is no stranger to the talent and leadership of ESPN, having played football and basketball games on the prestigious sports-entertainment network for a number of years. The Tigers’ first appearance on ESPN occurred during the 1982 season when Memphis traveled to Athens, Ga., to take on Herschel Walker and the 14th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs. In 1993, Memphis played a Thanksgiving weekend contest against the Miami Hurricanes in Orange Bowl Stadium. In 2004, four of Memphis’ last five games of the season were broadcast nationally by ESPN, and the Tigers have been carried by the national outlet 16 times since 2003. The contract with ESPN includes several key events, including the C-USA Football Championship game and 10 regular-season football games to be aired on ESPN or ESPN2. In 2009, C-USA will have great exposure on ESPN and its family of networks, having at least 15 contests televised this fall. In addition to the 10 contracted games, five additional non-league games have been selected through agreements with other conferences. This season, Memphis is slated to play on ESPN three times, including home games versus Ole Miss and East Carolina. The Tigers open the season on Sunday,

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TIGER SPORTS PROPERTIES The 2009 sports year marks the ninth year of a continuing venture between the University of Memphis Athletic Department and Tiger Sports Properties, a property of Learfield Sports. It is an operating unit of Learfield Communications which began its venture into sports as the radio rights holder for the University of Missouri in 1975, and is now acclaimed as an industry leader with multi-media partnership agreements with 40-plus collegiate institutions and associations. The current agreement, through 2018-19,

with Tiger Athletics allows the University to realize effective marketing and management of its athletic media and promotional rights, while increasing revenues. Tiger Sports Properties focuses on the growth of corporate relationships with customized marketing and advertising sponsorship solutions, including: • Signage & Videoboards • Game Day Sponsorships • Corporate Hospitality • Game Programs • In-Game Promotions • Radio & TV Broadcasts • Internet Website

Tiger Sports Properties 5050 Poplar Ave., Suite 1127 Memphis, TN 38157 Tel: 901-763-1112 Fax: 901-763-1101

MEMPHIS RADIO NETWORK The Memphis Radio Network delivers all of the exciting action of Tiger sports throughout Memphis and the Mid-South. The network stretches across Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi, and is led by flagship station NewsRadio WREC 600AM. WREC is entering its fourth season of carrying Tiger Football and Basketball. Tiger football games can also be heard on WKBQ-FM (93.5) in Covington, WAMB-AM (1160) in Nashville and WZLT-FM (99.3) in Lexington, Tenn. Tommy West’s weekly radio call-in show can be heard on WREC AM600 with Forrest Goodman serving as the host. The show airs live on Thursday evenings from 7-8 p.m. Radio listeners can call (901) 535-WREC or 1-800-474-WREC to be part of the show, and all fans are invited to join the live audience. A site for the 2009 show will be determined prior to the season.

TIGER TELEVISION NETWORK Dave Woloshin will host the Tommy West Show on Sunday nights on WPTY-TV, ABC 24. Head Coach Tommy West joins Woloshin for discussions on all the replay excitement of the previous Tiger games along with discussions and features on the Tiger players, assistant coaches and the University of Memphis.

Brad Harrison joined Tiger Sports Properties as General Manager in December of 2008. Prior to joining TSP, Harrison was the General Manager of Aggie Sports Properties at Utah State University. Preceding his time with Learfield, Harrison spent 10 years working in professional sports in Detroit, Mich. He spent time with the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions and Detroit Pistons in a number of sales and management positions. Todd Kucinski joined Tiger Sports Properties as the Associate General Manager in November of 2008. Prior to joining TSP, Kucinski was the General Manager of Falcon Sports Properties at Bowling Green State University. He began with Learfield in 2007 as the Associate GM with K-State Sports Properties at Kansas State. Prior to his tenure with Learfield, Kucinski served as the Director of Sales with The Ohio State University Department of Athletics beginning in July 2002. Kucinski is an alumnus of Ohio State and completed his graduate studies at Bowling Green State University. Corey Bush is entering his fourth year with Tiger Sports Properties and his 15th in sports marketing and sales. Bush’s first involvement with University of Memphis Athletics began in 1991 when he started as a student worker in the athletics department. After earning his degree from the U of M in 1993, Bush worked in multiple marketing roles within golf, bicycles and hockey industries before joining Learfield Sports in 2006. Mike Legg joined the Tiger Sports staff as an Account Executive in mid-October, 2007. Originally from Fairfield, Ill., Legg graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1994. He spent 13 years in Division I college athletics by first logging seven years at Southeast Missouri State University. Most recently, Legg spent six years at Western Kentucky University as the Director of Broadcasting and Sales. John Nelson joined Tiger Sports Properties as the Sponsorship Coordinator in June. Originally from Memphis, Nelson graduated from the University of Memphis in 2009 with a degree in sport management. He is currently working on his masters in sport commerce, and plans to graduate in the spring of 2011. Nelson spent two years working with the Memphis athletic marketing department.


2009 Outlook ....................................... 12-16 2009 Depth Chart ................................. 14-16 Roster Breakdown ................................. 17-18


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2009 SEASON OUTLOOK

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LETTERMEN RETURNING Offense: Defense: Specialty: TOTAL:

19 24 3 46

LETTERMEN LOST Offense: 13 Defense: 11 Specialty: 2 TOTAL 26 STARTERS RETURNING Offense: 4 Defense: 7 Specialty: 4 TOTAL 15 STARTERS LOST Offense 7 Defense: 4 Specialty: 1 TOTAL 12

TIGER OFFENSE COULD PUT UP BIG NUMBERS AGAIN IN ‘09 Memphis returns quarterback Arkelon Hall, who started 11 games; the top two backs in Curtis Steele and Brandon Ross; as well as the top two receivers in Duke Calhoun and Carlos Singleton in 2009, and that could be a recipe for continued success for the Tiger offense. Hall tossed 12 TD passes last year and rushed for three scores despite missing two games with a thumb injury. Steele and Ross combined for just over 1,500 yards and nine TDs, while Calhoun and Singleton combined for just under 1,300 yards and eight TDs. Just how good was the Tiger offense in 2008? In the first seven games of the ‘08 season, Memphis tallied over 400 yards of total offense, and in two games last year the Tigers amassed over 500 yards. The U of M closed out the season averaging 417.2 yards of total offense per game. That total had Memphis ranked 26th nationally in that category. The 977 offensive plays for the Tigers ranks third all-time behind the 2007 (1,017) and 2003 (1,000) seasons. The 5,424 total yards ranks fourth all-time, and marks only the fourth time in school history that the Tigers have logged over 5,000 offensive yards. Seven of the top eight records for season offensive yardage y g are all held byy Tommyy West-coached teams. eams. Senior Arkelon Hall threw for 2,275 yards and 12 TDs in 11 games last season.

TIGERS’ BOWL HISTORY With the 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl invitation, The Tigers were competing in the postseason for the fifth time in the last six years, and could count themselves among the 36 teams nationally who played in at least five bowl games in the six-year span. The Tigers snapped a 32year bowl drought, one of the nation’s longest at the time, with an invitation to the New Orleans Bowl in 2003 after ending the regular season with an 8-4 record. Memphis traveled to the Big Easy and defeated North Texas, 27-17. Memphis has also appeared in the 2004 GMAC Bowl, the 2005 Motor City Bowl and the 2007 New Orleans Bowl in the last six years.

R E T U R N I N G S TAT I S T I C A L L E A D E R S RUSHING Curtis Steele

GP 13

ATT 218

PASSING Arkelon Hall Brett Toney Will Hudgens Tyler Bass

G 11 13 7 2

EFFIC 121.70 123.19 117.63 152.18

RECEIVING Carlos Singleton Duke Calhoun

G 13 13

NO. 52 40

DEFENSE Alton Starr Jeremy Longstreet D.A. Griffin Winston Bowens Greg Jackson

UT 52 40 37 21 32

AT 38 40 27 34 20

TT TFL 90 6.0-15 80 5.5-25 64 2.5-7 55 6.5-19 52 11.5-46

FG-A 8-11

1-29 5-5

KICKING Matt Reagan

GP 13

GAIN 1253

LOSS 30

NET 1223

AVG 5.6

TD 7

LG 46

ATT-CMP-INT 191-335-7 31-53-2 10-24-1 10-13-1

PCT 57.0 58.5 41.7 76.9

YDS 2275 338 123 101

TD 12 3 3 1

LG 54 36 43 14

YDS 791 487

AVG 15.2 12.2

TD 5 3

LG 48 54

Sack Int-Yds 0-0 1-0 1.5-13 0-0 0-0 0-0 2.0-12 0-0 4.0-29 1-20

30-39 1-3

40-49 2-3

AVG/G 94.1 AVG/G 206.8 26.0 17.6 50.5

AVG/G 60.8 37.5 PD 4 0 4 0 1

QBH 1 3 0 1 2

50+ 0-0

LG 44

FR 1-0 1-0 1-10 0-0 1-0

FF 0 2 1 0 1

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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL NEW ON SIDELINES

‘09

J Just before spring practice, Tommy West enticed Arkansas State coW defensive coordinator Jack Curtis to d jjoin the Tigers as the safeties coach. Curtis coached at ASU the last seven C sseasons, and in 2007 the Red Wolves were the leading defensive unit in the w Sun Belt Conference. West waited until S tthe completion of the spring session to finalize his staff with the hiring of John Wozniak to serve as the special teams W ccoordinator. Wozniak was at Montana State last season, and has had Division S I coaching stints at LSU, Georgia Southern and Oklahoma State. S

W E S T S TAYS INSIDE FOR DC

WEST RANKS THIRD IN WINS With the 2008 regular-season finale win over Tulane, head coach Tommy West notched his 47th victory at the U of M. That 47th win has West third all-time at the U of M, surpassing Zach Curlin, who was 4360-14 in 13 years (from 1924-36). Billy J. Murphy holds the all-time lead in wins with his 91-44-1 record in 14 years (1958-71). Murphy is followed in wins by Ralph Hatley who went 59-43-5 in 11 years at the helm of the U of M program (1947-57). West is only the second coach in school history to win seven or more games in four seasons, and has led the Tigers to four winning seasons in the last six years.

Kenny Ingram was promoted to defensive coordinator after spending the last three years as linebacker coach.

Memphis head coach Tommy West earned his 47th victory with the U of M last season against Tulane.

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: (QB) Arkelon Hall ... 2,275 yds, 12 TD, 7 INT, 57% (191-335) (RB) Curtis Steele.............. 218 att, 1,223 yds, 7 TD, C-USA Newcomer of Year (WR) Carlos Singleton ...................... 52 rec., 791 yds, 5 TD, 19 career receiving TDs (OL) Dominik Riley .......... Started all 13 games at left guard DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: (DL) Jada Brown............. 24 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 2 sacks, 1 FF (LB) Greg Jackson.......52 tackles, 11.5 TFL, 4 sacks, 1 INT, 1 FF, 1 FR (LB) Winston Bowens ...............55 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 2 sacks (LB) Jeremy Longstreet ........80 tackles, 5.5 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 3 QBH, 2 FF, 1 FR (DB) Alton Starr ........ 90 tackles, 6 TFL, 1 INT, 4 PBU, 1 FR (DB) Deante’ Lamar ....................... 35 tackles, 1 INT, 6 PBU (DB) D.A. Griffin.....................64 tackles, 4 PBU, 1 FR, 1 FF SPECIALISTS RETURNING: (K) Matt Reagan ............UM leading scorer in ‘08, 8-11 FG, 31-32 PAT (DS) Keenan Bratcher .........Snapped PATs, FGs and punts (H) Brett Toney .........Was the holder in all 13 games in ‘08, Also QB in 2 games (KR) D.A. Griffin....PR - 23 for 190 yds; KR - 18 for 383 yds STARTERS LOST: (WR) Earnest Williams, (WR) Steven Black, (TE) Brett Russell, (OL) Cody Stubblefield, (OL) Michael Denning, (C) Philip Beliles, (OL) Brandon Pearce, (DL) Corey Mills, (DL) Clinton McDonald, (DL) Freddie Barnett, (SAF) Brandon Patterson.

Linebacker coach Kenny Ingram, who is entering his fourth season with the h Tigers in 2009, was named T tthe squad’s defensive ccoordinator on March 5 at a ccampus press conference. Ingram replaced Tim Walton, who left the staff for W a position with the Detroit Lions. In his new role, Ingram will continue to work with the linebackers. He is w tthe Tigers’ fifth defensive ccoordinator in the last five years.

TWO TIGERS LAND ON PRESEASON C-USA TEAM

Junior return specialist D.A. Griffin was selected to the 2009 Preseason C-USA team.

Offensive lineman Dominik Riley and return specialist D.A. Griffin were selected to the C-USA preseason team as selected by league coaches. Riley started all 13 games last season in the offensive line, and Griffin ranked second in the league in punt returns behind UCF’s Joe Burnett. Griffin logged 23 returns for 190 yards for an average of 8.3 yards per return.

WAITING

IN

THE

WINGS

A talented group of transfers has been patiently waiting for their chance to get back on the field. All were able to practice with the team last season, but could not see game action until 2009. The group includes: TE DajLeon Farr (Univ. of Miami), DB DeRon Furr (Auburn), LB Jamon Hughes (Mississippi State), RB Darcel Johnson (Arkansas), LB Derek Odom (LSU) and RB Lance Smith (Wisconsin). Furr was named the Defensive MVP of the 2009 Blue-Gray Game after logging seven tackles and an interception, which he returned for a touchdown. Hughes and Smith both earned the Top Newcomer Awards at the spring game for their efforts.

Redshirt-sophomore DeRon Furr.

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Former Arkansas State co-defensive coordinator Jack Curtis joined the Tigers as the safeties coach.

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OFFENSE QUARTERBACK 8 Arkelon Hall* 15 Brett Toney** 13 Tyler Bass* 7 Will Hudgens***

6-3 6-1 6-3 6-4

225 190 220 235

TAILBACK 26 Curtis Steele* 5 Lance Smith 3 T.J. Pitts** 12 Greg Ray 21 Darcel Johnson

6-0 5-10 5-10 5-10 5-11

192 r-Sr. 208 Jr. 200 r-Sr.. 205 r-Jr. 228 r-So.

Sr. r-Sr. So. r-Sr.

TIGHT END 81 Deven Onarheim** 6-7 11 DajLeon Farr 6-5 85 Jonathan Simpson* 6-3

255 r-Jr. 252 r-Sr. 235 r-So.

RECEIVER (X) 89 Carlos Singleton*** 18 Marcus Rucker 4 Steven Joachim* 83 LaBradford Jackson

6-8 6-3 6-4 6-5

220 r-Sr. 180 r-Fr. 218 Sr. 193 r-So.

RECEIVER (H) 1 Cam Baker* 86 Curtis Johnson 88 Stevie Matthews

6-0 170 r-So. 6-0 182 r-Fr. 5-10 175 r-Jr.

RECEIVER (Y) 29 Brian Hall** 82 Henry Rodgers

5-11 190 r-Sr. 6-2 188 r-So.

RECEIVER (Z) 22 Duke Calhoun*** 6-4 9 Jermaine McKenzie 6-3 17 Turner West** 6-1

205 Sr. 180 r-So. 185 r-Jr.

RIGHT TACKLE 75 Ronald Leary* 66 Brad Paul 78 John Clem

6-4 6-3 6-6

313 r-So. 290 Jr. 260 r-So.

RIGHT GUARD 77 Malcom Rawls** 72 Kindly Jacques 65 Colton Jenkins

6-5 6-7 6-6

315 r-Sr. 325 r-Jr. 290 r-So.

CENTER 64 Dominik Riley** 68 Robbie Hardie

6-4 6-4

315 r-Jr. 290 r-So.

LEFT GUARD 67 Joel McCleod* 6-3 61 Michael Antonescu* 6-4 79 Paul Edwards 6-6

315 r-So. 290 r-So. 295 r-Sr.

LEFT TACKLE 73 Lionel Henderson* 70 Tommy Walker* 51 Maurice Holloway

275 r-So. 270 r-So. 300 r-Fr.

* - Letters earned

Senior running back Curtis Steele.

6-4 6-3 6-7

Senior running back Curtis Steele has played just one season for the Tigers, but already he is in good company in the U of M record book. He is the first back since DeAngelo Williams to register 1,000 yards rushing in a season, and is only the fourth back in school history to do so. Williams holds the top three single-season records for his efforts in 200305, but Steele’s 1,223 yards in ’08 are good for the No. 4 spot. Last season, Steele logged six 100-yard games, which ranks him fourth in a single season, and tied for fourth for career century games. While he won’t catch Williams, who logged 34 career 100-yard games, he needs just six more for the No. 2 spot all-time. In addition to Steele, the running game features many capable backs including Wisconsin transfer Lance Smith, senior T.J. Pitts, junior Greg Ray and sophomore transfer from Arkansas Darcel Johnson. Pitts is back in action after missing the ’08 season while rehabbing a severe ankle injury, and Ray will also be on the field after redshirting with a nagging hamstring injury last year.

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Senior running back Curtis Steele registered over 1,000 yards rushing in 2008 with six 100-yard games.

QB COMPETITION TO CONTINUE IN FALL CAMP

Senior Brett Toney started two games at quarterback in 2008.

PROTECTING THE BALL IS THE NAME OF THE GAME The key to the ground game is protecting the ball, which is one thing U of M backs have been consistent with over tthe years. From 2004-2008, Memphis backs have only accounted for seven total ffumbles lost in 1,786 carries. T Through 13 games (977 total offensive plays) in 2008, the T Tigers lost just five fumbles (only one by a RB), and two of those were in the loss to Louisville. Memphis closed out tthe season ranked in a tie for 5th nationally with four other tteams (Eastern Michigan, Miami, UL-Monroe, Rutgers) in fumbles lost with just five.

Coming out of the spring, coach Tommy West was not ready to tip his hat as to who would be the starting quarterback for the season opener with Ole Miss on Sept. 6, and there is sure to be competition for the starting job this fall. Arkelon Hall returns for his senior season after throwing for 2,275 yards and 12 TDs in 11 games last season. Senior Brett Toney, who got his dream job of starting QB for two games in ’08 when Hall and Will Hudgens were both injured in the East Carolina game, had solid efforts as the signal caller throwing for 338 yards and three TDs. Tyler Bass, who was expected to redshirt in ’08 was called to duty with injuries to Hall and Hudgens, but only saw two games of action before suffering a knee injury that required surgery. He threw some this spring, but did not participate in scrimmages. Hudgens was granted a sixth year by the NCAA and could help at QB as well. West will have to wait until the fall to observe prep standout Will Gilchrist, who was described on signing day as having Martin Hankins’ arm, but more speed than the former Tiger QB.

Senior Duke Calhoun has a 37-game receiving streak entering the 2009 season.

T I G E R S T R E A K A M O N G N AT I O NA L L E A D E R S Senior receiver Duke Calhoun will open the 2009 season with a 37-game active receiving streak. The streak will rank third nationally among active streaks heading into the ‘09 season. Calhoun has caught a pass in each of his 37 games in a Tiger uniform. In 2008, he ranked second on the team in receptions (40) and third in receiving yards (487). He holds the school record with seven career 100-yard games. He has etched his name in the career record book as he ranks second in career receptions with 144 and third in career yards with 2,058. He will need just four receptions and 66 yards to hold school records in both categories.


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SINGLETON IS OTHER HALF O F R E C E I V I N G T H R E AT

HUDGENS

IS

GRANTED SIXTH YEAR

QB Will Hudgens received word over the summer that he has been granted a sixth year by the NCAA. U of M officials had placed a request with the NCAA for a sixth year for Hudgens, who sat out as a true freshman in ‘04 after suffering an ACL injury as a high school senior and missed much of the ’05 & ’06 seasons with injuries. Hudgens was pressed into action in 2005 with an injury to starter Patrick Byrne. He played two more games before breaking his right leg and suffering ligament damage. In 2006, just two games into the season, he broke his leg again and was sent to the sidelines for the remainder of the season. His 2007 season was free of major injuries, but eight games into the 2008 season, he tore his ACL and MCL, and was forced to have surgery again. He had played sparingly before being called to action when Arkelon Hall was injured on the first drive of the ECU game. Hudgens handled seven snaps before leaving the field. A true utility player, Hudgens has played various roles for the Tigers including quarterback, long snapper and fullback.

END 90 25 49 95

2009 preseason C-USA team selection Dominik Riley is the lone returning starter to the offensive line.

RILEY IS LONE RETURNING FULL-TIME S TA RT E R I N O - L I N E The Tiger offensive line was bolstered by four seniors last season, which leaves junior Dominik Riley as the only returning full-time starter on the line in 2009. Riley started all 13 games at left guard and worked over 65 percent of the team’s offensive plays last year. Riley worked some at center this spring, and could see action in various positions up front this year. Senior Malcom Rawls also has considerable experience in the line, having started five games at right guard. Ronald Leary, who played eight games last year, was named to the 2008 C-USA All-Freshman Team. The Tiger offensive line was key last season in Memphis ranking 22nd nationally in rushing offense and 26th in total offense.

Josh Weaver*** Jeremy Rockette*** Kevin Hubbard B.J. Johnson

6-3 6-3 6-4 6-4

220 Sr. 225 r-Sr. 230 r-Sr. 230 So.

NOSE 76 Charlie Bryant** 99 Tim McGee

6-6 6-4

300 300

TACKLE 97 Steven Turner*** 62 Frank Trotter* 96 Jada Brown***

6-3 6-2 6-2

270 Sr. 260 So. 265 r-Sr.

END 94 33 58 93

6-4 6-4 6-2 6-6

265 r-Sr. 290 Jr. 235 r-So. 210 So.

LINEBACKER 59 Greg Jackson*** 42 Derrick Odom 23 Terrence Thomas 40 Roger Terry

6-2 6-2 5-11 6-1

217 r-Sr. 223 r-So. 230 r-So. 218 Sr.

LINEBACKER 50 Winston Bowens** 36 Jamon Hughes 28 Jeremy Longstreet** 44 Ricky Holloway

6-0 6-0 6-1 6-2

250 r-Jr. 230 r-Jr. 205 r-Jr. 225 r-Fr.

STRONG SAFETY 14 DeRon Furr 39 Malcolm Jones** 30 Mike Shepard 27 John McArthur

6-3 6-2 6-2 5-11

210 r-So. 210 r-Jr. 205 r-Fr. 195 r-Jr.

FREE SAFETY 4 Darius Davis** 7 Alton Starr*** 6 Curtis Echols** 31 Moncel Wooten

6-0 6-0 6-3 6-3

190 Jr. 195 r-Sr. 190 Jr. 195 r-Jr.

RIGHT CORNER 19 Lavaris Edwards* 8 Torenzo Quinn

5-10 185 5-11 190

LEFT CORNER 16 Deante’ Lamar*** 46 Bryan Wright* 41 Mitch Huelsing

5-9 6-0 6-1

NICKEL 5 D.A. Griffin* 21 Tremaine McKenzie 10 Clay Lee*

5-11 185 6-0 200 6-1 215

Greg Terrell*** Justin Thompson Lester Lawson* Dasmine Cathey*

r-Jr. r-Jr.

So. Jr.

180 r-Sr. 190 r-Jr. 188 r-Fr. Jr. So. So.

* - Letters earned

THE FLIP SIDE W the departure of four senior starters With in the offensive line, three Tigers made tthe move from defense to offense and are expected to help add depth to the offense e tthis fall. Sophomore Tommy Walker, who redshirted in 2008, played in 10 games in 2007 on the defensive line as a true ffreshman. He worked the spring with the offense and is listed at left tackle heading o into 2009. Also making the transition are JJoel McCleod, who played in 11 games on tthe d-line last year as a redshirt freshman, and Maurice Holloway, who redshirted in a 2008 as a true freshman. 2

Senior quarterback Will Hudgens received a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA.

Sophomore Tommy Walker moves from the defensive line to the offense in 2009.

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Senior receiver Carlos Singleton returns to the lineup and, along with Calhoun, gives Memphis a hefty onetwo punch for the talented receiving corps. At 6-8, Singleton gives opposing DBs fits and has the arm strength to go up top and pull the jump ball down. He opens the 2009 season tied for the school record in career TD receptions with 19. He had a 28-game receiving streak until Memphis lost two QBs in the first quarter of the ECU game in 2008, and has registered a catch in 35 of his 37 games played. He and Calhoun should finish their careers as the top two receivers in school history as Singleton needs just 23 receptions and 266 yards to surpass the current record holders in both categories.

Senior wide receiver Carlos Singleton

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DEFENSIVE FRONT

IS

SOLID HEADING INTO ‘09

SPECIAL TEAMS

The defensive front looks to be one of the most talented and deepest positions for the Tigers heading into ‘09. The challenge is for the group to be much more visible in games. There will be tremendous competition in the defensive line during fall camp. Some of the returning players who will be challenging for a spot on the two-deep will be seniors Greg Terrell, Jada Brown, Josh Weaver and Steven Turner, who all have logged extensive playing time over the years. Charlie Bryant also has game experience in the Blue and Gray, and West picked up noted junior college transfer Justin Thompson in December. Tim McGee, who missed last season after requiring shoulder surgery, will also add to the size and talent of the line. Both Thompson and McGee practiced this spring and could challenge for a starting role.

Senior Greg Terrell leads a deep defensive line into the 2009 season.

PLACEKICKER 43 Matt Reagan***

6-1

210

Sr.

DEEP SNAPPER 52 Keenan Bratcher** 50 Jeremy Singler

6-2 6-1

235 165

Jr. Fr.

HOLDER 15 Brett Toney**

6-1

190

r-Sr.

PUNTER 48 Josh Booker

6-2

210 r-So.

KICKOFF RETURN 5 D.A. Griffin*

5-11

185

Jr.

PUNT RETURN 5 D.A. Griffin*

5-11

185

Jr.

* - Letters earned

TALENT

IS

KEY

FOR

LINEBACKERS

Heading into the spring, the linebackers were described by West as “having some quality and depth for the first time since 2002” when the Tigers were led by Coot Terry, q Greg Harper and Derrick Ballard. Tiger fans are well aware of what that trio meant to tthe program, and will be excited to hear West make similar comparisons. Starters Greg JJackson, Jeremy Longstreet and Winston Bowens return as does backup Jeremy Rockette, but they won’t have the luxury of sitting back and assuming a starting role this fall as they will be heavily challenged by LSU transfer Derrick Odom and Mississippi State transfer w JJamon Hughes. Both are aggressive linebackers who are expected to add to the strength of tthe front seven. Senior Alton Starr is the leading returner in tackles with 90 in 2008.

S E C O N DA RY

WILL BE

CHALLENGED

IN

‘09

One area that West stressed the importance of improvement is in the secondary. The group has both talent and experience, but needs more consistency. Alton Starr and Deante’ Lamar are both seniors who should provide leadership this season. In addition, there should be heavy competition for playing time from D.A. Griffin and Darius Davis, who played extensively in 2008, as well as from transfers DeRon Furr, Tremaine McKenzie and Torenzo Quinn as well as Curtis Echols and Lavaris Edwards. Echols was shifted from receiver to defensive back last fall, and is looking to have a breakout year with a full season of defense under his belt, while Edwards saw some action in ’08 as a true freshman.

DEFENSE LOOKING

TO

CONTINUE CLIMB

The Tiger defense made great strides in 2008 and averaged a 30-spot improvement over the 2007 season. In 2007, Memphis ranked 103rd in rushing defense, and in 2008, the squad made a jump to 76th. Pass efficiency defense saw a similar leap from 96th in ‘07 to 76th in ‘08. Overall, the Tigers’ improvement in total defense saw the squad move from 100th in ‘07 to 57th in ‘08. The challenge now is to make an even greater leap into the top 25.

Senior Deante’ Lamar registered 35 tackles in 2008 in the Tiger secondary.

p Senior linebacker Greg Jackson made 52 tackles with four sacks, a forced fumble and an interception in 2008.

REAGAN LOOKS

FOR

SOLID SENIOR SEASON

Kicker Matt Reagan enters his senior season ranked fifth in U of M history in scoring with 196 points (91 PATs/35 FG), F a and could potentially end his career as the No. 2 kicker er a all-time behind former Tiger and current Patriots kicker err S Stephen Goskowski. Reagan needs 68 points and 20 PATs P made in order to rank second all-time at Memphis in both bo oth ccategories. He led the Tigers in scoring last season with witth 55 points despite missing four games with a hip injury. He e has e earned recognition in the classroom this spring, earning ng the C Children’s Literature Award from the English department ent a and the Paul H. Sisco Outstanding Senior Award from m the Geography department. This summer, Reagan worked d an internship with the National Weather Service.

Senior Matt Reagan ranks fifth in U of M history in scoring.


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2009 NUMERICAL ROSTER No. Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt. Cl.-Exp. Hometown/Last School

No. Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt. Cl.-Exp. Hometown/Last School

WR

6-0

170 r-So.-1L Osceola, AR/Osceola HS

48

Josh Booker

P

6-2

210

2

Marcus Hightower WR

6-2

205

49

Kevin Hubbard

LB

6-4

230 r-Sr.-TR Little Rock, AR/Arkansas Baptist

3

T.J. Pitts

RB

5-10 200 r-Sr.-2L Gainesville, GA/North Hall HS

4

Steven Joachim

WR

6-4

218

Sr.-1L

Miami, FL/Mendocino College

50

Winston Bowens

LB

6-0

250

r-Jr.-2L College Park, GA/North Clayton HS

4

Darius Davis

DB

6-0

190

Jr.-2L

Memphis, TN/Whitehaven HS

50

Jeremy Singler

DS

6-1

165

Fr.-HS Memphis, TN/Christian Brothers HS

5

D.A. Griffin

DB

5-11 185

r-Jr.-1L Millbrook, AL/Itawamba CC

51

Maurice Holloway

OL

6-7

300

r-Fr.

5

Lance Smith

RB

5-10 208

Jr.-TR

Warren, OH/Wisconsin

52

Keenan Bratcher

DS

6-2

235

Jr.-2L

6

Curtis Echols

DB

6-3

190

Jr.-2L

Memphis, TN/White Station HS

55

Jimmy Robinson

DL

6-1

280

Fr.-HS Marks, MS/Fairley HS

Jr.-TR

Ft. Lauderdale, FL/Col. of Sequoias

58

Lester Lawson

59

Greg Jackson

1

Cam Baker

Fr.-HS Memphis, TN/Whitehaven HS

r-So.

Memphis, TN/First Assembly Christian

Milan, TN/Milan HS

6

Billy Foster

WR

5-10 175

7

Alton Starr

DB

6-0

195 r-Sr.-3L Decatur, GA/McNair HS

7

Will Hudgens

QB

6-4

235 r-Sr.-3L Memphis, TN/Ridgeway HS

8

Arkelon Hall

QB

6-3

225

Sr.-1L

Fresno, CA/Col. of the Sequoias

60

Ricky Hart

8

Torenzo Quinn

DB

5-11 190

Jr.-TR

Ruleville, MS/Mississippi Delta CC

61

Michael Antonescu OL

6-4

290

9

Jermaine McKenzie WR

6-3

180 r-So.-TR Bradenton, FL/Univ. of Miami

62

Frank Trotter

6-2

260

63

Jordan Miller

OL

6-8

280

Fr.-HS Kennesaw, GA/Harrison HS

10

Clay Lee

DB

6-1

215

So.-1L Orlando, FL/Dr. Phillips HS

64

Dominik Riley

OL

6-4

315

r-Jr.-2L Montgomery, AL/Carver Senior HS

10

Will Gilchrist

QB

6-2

200

Fr.-HS Savannah, TN/Hardin County HS

65

Colton Jenkins

OL

6-6

290

r-So.

Winona, MS/Holmes CC

11

DajLeon Farr

TE

6-5

252 r-Sr-TR Houston, TX/Univ. of Miami

66

Brad Paul

OL

6-3

290

Jr.-TR

Clear Lake, TX/Blinn College

12

Gregory Ray

RB

5-10 205

67

Joel McCleod

DL

6-3

315 r-So.-1L Miramar, FL/Everglades HS

12

Mohammed Seisay

DB

6-2

200

Fr.-HS Springfield, VA/Fork Union Military

68

Robbie Hardie

OL

6-4

290

13

Tyler Bass

QB

6-3

220

So.-1L Atlanta, GA/Stockbridge HS

r-Jr.

Los Angeles, CA/El Camino CC

DL/LB 6-2 LB

6-2

OL/DL 6-3 DL

235 r-So.-1L Germantown, TN/Germantown HS 217 r-Sr.-3L Marietta, GA/Marietta HS 310

Fr.-HS Folkston, GA/Charlton County HS r-So.

Ridgeland, MS/Ridgeland HS

So.-1L Mobile, AL/John LeFlore HS

r-So.

Hampton, GA/Luella HS

14

DeRon Furr

DB

6-3

210 r-So.-TR Columbus, GA/Auburn

70

Tommy Walker

OL

6-3

270 r-So.-1L Munford, TN/Munford HS

14

Dejarrius Adams

WR

6-2

205

71

Jamie McCoy

OL

6-3

275

15

Brett Toney

QB

6-1

190 r-Sr.-2L Germantown, TN/Briarcrest Christian

72

Kindly Jacques

OL

6-7

325

16

Deante’ Lamar

DB

5-9

180 r-Sr.-3L Atlanta, GA/Lithonia HS

73

Lionel Henderson

OL

6-4

275 r-So.-1L Mobile, AL/W.P. Davidson HS

16

Rod Davis

WR

6-0

205

74

Dontari Poe

DL

6-3

335

17

Turner West

WR

6-1

185

r-Jr.-2L Germantown, TN/Briarcrest Christian

75

Ronald Leary

OL

6-4

313 r-So.-1L Baton Rouge, LA/Southern Lab

17

Randy Powell

DB

6-0

200

Fr.-HS Memphis, TN/Kingsbury HS

76

Charlie Bryant

DL

6-6

300

18

Marcus Rucker

WR

6-3

180

77

Malcom Rawls

OL

6-5

315 r-Sr.-2L Memphis, TN/Tennessee

19

Lavaris Edwards

DB

5-10 185

78

John Clem

OL

6-6

260

r-So.

Memphis, TN/Bolton HS

79

Paul Edwards

OL

6-6

295

r-Sr.

McKenzie, TN/McKenzie HS

21

Darcel Johnson

RB

Jr.-TR

So.

r-Fr.

Miami, FL/El Camino College

Memphis, TN/Wooddale HS

Memphis, TN/Whitehaven HS

So.-1L Miami, FL/Bay Point Schools

Fr.-HS Hattiesburg, MS/Hattiesburg HS r-Jr.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL/Col. of the Sequoias

Fr.-HS Memphis, TN/Wooddale HS r-Jr.-2L Collierville, TN/First Assembly Christian

5-11 228 r-So.-TR Marion, AR/Marion HS/Arkansas

21

Tremaine McKenzie DB

6-0

200

So.-TR Bradenton, FL/College of Siskiyous

80

Brooks Johnson

TE

6-2

235

Fr.-HS Decatur, AL/Decatur HS

22

Duke Calhoun

WR

6-4

205

Sr.-3L

Memphis, TN/Raleigh-Egypt HS

81

Deven Onarheim

TE

6-7

255

r-Jr.-2L Maylene, AL/Thompson HS

23

Terrence Thomas

LB

5-11 230

r-So.

Eufaula, AL/Eufaula HS

82

Henry Rodgers

WR

6-2

188

r-So.

Memphis, TN/White Station HS

25

Jeremy Rockette

LB

6-3

225 r-Sr.-3L Water Valley, MS/Olive Branch HS

83

LaBradford Jackson WR

6-5

193

r-So.

Bartlett, TN/Bartlett HS

26

Curtis Steele

RB

6-0

192 r-Sr.-1L Franklin, TN/NW Mississippi CC

85

Jonathan Simpson FB

6-3

235 r-So.-1L Trenton, TN/Peabody HS

27

John McArthur

DB

5-11 195

Memphis, TN/Christian Brothers HS

86

Curtis Johnson

WR

6-0

182

r-Fr.

Miami, FL/Coral Gables HS

28

Jeremy Longstreet LB

6-1

r-Jr.-2L Olive Branch, MS/Olive Branch HS

88

Stevie Matthews

WR

5-10 175

r-Jr.

Memphis, TN/Melrose HS

29

Brian Hall

WR

5-11 190 r-Sr.-2L Collierville, TN/Collierville HS

89

Carlos Singleton

WR

6-8

30

Mike Shepard

DB

6-2

205

r-Fr.

Citronelle, AL/Citronelle HS

90

Josh Weaver

DL

6-3

220

Sr.-3L

31

Moncel Wooten

DB

6-3

195

r-Jr.

Memphis, TN/White Station HS

93

Dasmine Cathey

DL

6-6

210

So.-1L Memphis, TN/Ridgeway HS

32

Akeem Davis

DB

6-2

175

So.-TR Laurel, MS/Jones County JC

94

Greg Terrell

DL

6-4

265

r-Sr-3L Birmingham, AL/Wenonah HS

33

Justin Thompson

DL

6-4

290

Jr.-TR

95

Ryan Attaway

DL/OL 6-5

270

Fr.-HS Jacksonville, FL/Camden County HS

34

Derek Smith

DB

6-2

195

Fr.-HS Evergreen, AL/Hillcrest HS

95

B.J. Johnson

DL

6-4

230

35

Mike McDonald

DL

6-3

220

Jr.-TR

96

Jada Brown

DL

6-2

265

36

Jamon Hughes

LB

6-0

230 r-Jr.-TR Rolling Fork, MS/Mississippi St.

97

Steven Turner

DL

6-3

270

39

Malcolm Jones

DB

6-2

210

98

Paulo Henriques

K

5-10 200

99

Tim McGee

DL

6-4

40

Roger Terry

LB

6-1

218

r-Sr.

Memphis, TN/Arkansas State

41

Mitch Huelsing

DB

6-1

188

r-Fr.

Munford, TN/Munford HS

42

Derrick Odom

LB

6-2

223 r-So.-TR Jackson, MS/LSU

43

Matt Reagan

K

6-1

210

Sr-3L

Knoxville, TN/Bearden HS

44

Ricky Holloway

LB

6-2

225

r-Fr.

Somerville, TN/Fayette-Ware HS

46

Bryan Wright

DB

6-0

190

205

r-Jr.

Inglewood, CA/El Camino College Wilmington, NC/Lackawanna CC

r-Jr.-2L Gantt, AL/Straughn HS

r-Jr.-1L Miami, FL/Northwestern HS

220 r-Sr.-3L Brownsville, TN/Haywood HS

300

So.

Marietta, GA/Marietta HS

Moultrie, GA/S. Georgia College

r-Sr-3L College Park, GA/Banneker HS Sr.-3L

Brownsville, TN/Haywood HS

Fr.-HS West Memphis, AR/W. Memphis HS r-Jr.

Columbia, SC/East Miss. CC

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ALPHABETICAL ROSTER 14 61 95 1 13 48 50 52 96 76 22 93 78 32 4 16 6 19 79 11 6 14 10 5 8 29 68 60 73 98 2 51 44 49 7 41 36 59 83 72 65 4 95 80 86 21 39 16 58 75

Dejarrius Adams WR Michael Antonescu OL Ryan Attaway DL/OL Cam Baker WR Tyler Bass QB Josh Booker P Winston Bowens LB Keenan Bratcher DS Jada Brown DL Charlie Bryant DL Duke Calhoun WR Dasmine Cathey DL John Clem OL Akeem Davis DB Darius Davis DB Rod Davis WR Curtis Echols DB Lavaris Edwards DB Paul Edwards OL DajLeon Farr TE Billy Foster WR DeRon Furr DB Will Gilchrist QB D.A. Griffin DB Arkelon Hall QB Brian Hall WR Robbie Hardie OL Ricky Hart OL/DL Lionel Henderson OL Paulo Henriques K Marcus Hightower WR Maurice Holloway OL Ricky Holloway LB Kevin Hubbard LB Will Hudgens QB Mitch Huelsing DB Jamon Hughes LB Greg Jackson LB LaBradford Jackson WR Kindly Jacques OL Colton Jenkins OL Steven Joachim WR B.J. Johnson DL Brooks Johnson TE Curtis Johnson WR Darcel Johnson RB Malcolm Jones LB Deante’ Lamar DB Lester Lawson DL Ronald Leary OL

10 28 88 27 67 71 35 99 9 21 63 42 81 66 3 74 17 8 77 12 43 64 55 25 82 18 12 30 85 50 89 5 34 7 26 94 40 23 33 15 62 97 70 90 17 31 46

Clay Lee DB Jeremy Longstreet LB Stevie Matthews WR John McArthur DB Joel McCleod OL Jamie McCoy OL Mike McDonald DL Tim McGee DL Jermaine McKenzie WR Tremaine McKenzie DB Jordan Miller OL Derrick Odom LB Deven Onarheim TE Brad Paul OL T.J. Pitts RB Dontari Poe DL Randy Powell DB Torenzo Quinn DB Malcom Rawls OL Gregory Ray RB Matt Reagan K Dominik Riley OL Jimmy Robinson DL Jeremy Rockette LB Henry Rodgers WR Marcus Rucker WR Mohammed Seisay DB Mike Shepard DB Jonathan Simpson TE Jeremy Singler DS Carlos Singleton WR Lance Smith RB Derek Smith DB Alton Starr DB Curtis Steele RB DL Greg Terrell Roger Terry LB Terrence Thomas LB Justin Thompson DL Brett Toney H/QB Frank Trotter DL Steven Turner DL Tommy Walker OL Josh Weaver DL Turner West WR Moncel Wooten DB Bryan Wright DB

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TENNESSEE (36) Booker, Bratcher, Bryant, Calhoun, Cathey, Clem, D. Davis, R. Davis, Echols, P. Edwards, Gilchrist, B. Hall, Hightower, R. Holloway, Hudgens, Huelsing, L. Jackson, Lawson, Matthews, McArthur, Poe, Powell, Rawls, Reagan, Rodgers, Rucker, Simpson, Singler, Singleton, Steele, Terry, Toney, Turner, Walker, West, Wooten GEORGIA (14) Bass, Bowens, Brown, Furr, Hardie, Hart, G. Jackson, B.J. Johnson, D. Johnson, Lamar, Miller, Pitts, Starr, Weaver ALABAMA (11) D.A. Griffin, Henderson, B. Johnson, Jones, Onarheim, Riley, Shepard, D. Smith, Terrell, Thomas, Trotter FLORIDA (13) Adams, Attaway, L. Edwards, Foster, M. Holloway, Jacques, Joachim, C. Johnson, Lee, McCleod, J. McKenzie, T. McKenzie, Wright

ARKANSAS (3) Baker, Henriques, Hubbard CALIFORNIA (3) A. Hall, Ray, Thompson TEXAS (2) Farr, Paul LOUISIANA (1) Leary NORTH CAROLINA (1) McDonald OHIO (1) L. Smith SOUTH CAROLINA (1) McGee VIRGINIA (1) Seisay

MISSISSIPPI (10) Antonescu, A. Davis, Hughes, Jenkins, Longstreet, McCoy, Odom, Quinn, Robinson, Rockette

BREAKDOWN BY CLASS SENIORS (23) Brown, Calhoun, P. Edwards, Farr, A. Hall, B. Hall, Hubbard, Hudgens, G. Jackson, Joachim, Lamar, Pitts, Rawls, Reagan, Rockette, Singleton, Starr, Steele, Terrell, Terry, Toney, Turner, Weaver JUNIORS (26) Adams, Bowens, Bratcher, Bryant, D. Davis, Echols, Foster, D.A. Griffin, Hughes, Jacques, Jones, Longstreet, Matthews, McArthur, McDonald, McGee, Onarheim, Paul, Quinn, Ray, Riley, L. Smith, Thompson, West, Wooten, Wright

SOPHOMORES (28) Antonescu, Baker, Bass, Booker, Cathey, Clem, A. Davis, R. Davis, L.Edwards, Furr, Hardie, Henderson, L. Jackson, Jenkins, B.J. Johnson, D. Johnson, Lawson, Leary, Lee, McCleod, J. McKenzie, T. McKenzie, Odom, Rodgers, Simpson, Thomas, Trotter, Walker FRESHMEN (20) Attaway, Gilchrist, Hart, Henriques, Hightower, M. Holloway, R. Holloway, Huelsing, B. Johnson, C. Johnson, McCoy, Miller, Poe, Powell, Robinson, Rucker, Seisay, Shepard, Singler, D. Smith

PRONUNCIATION KEY PLAYERS Dejarrius Adams .........................Da-JAIR-e-us Michael Antonescu ....................... AN-ton-es-q Dasmine Cathey ................................ DAZ-min Lavaris Edwards ........................... Luh-VAR-us DajLeon Farr................................. DAY-Lee-on Arkelon Hall .................................... Ar-KEY-lun Paulo Henriques .................PAUL-o Hen-reeks

Mitch Huelsing ...................................HEL-sing Kindly Jacques .......................... KIN-lee JOCK Steven Joachim ..............................wah-KEEM Deante’ Lamar .............................. Dee-ON-tay Joel McCloud .......................................... JO-ell Deven Onarheim .........................OR-ner-hime Dontari Poe................................... DON-tair-ee Dominik Riley................................Dom-in-EEK

Mohammed Seisay .............................SEE-say Alton Starr.............................................. AL-ton Greg Terrell .........................................Tuh-REL COACHES Lytrel Pollard .................................... Luh-TREL John Wozniak ............................ WOZ-knee-ak


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HEAD COACH Tommy West came to Memphis in 2000 as the defensive coordinator and a year later became the Tigers’ 21st head football coach. In just eight seasons at the helm of the program, West has guided the U of M to five bowl game appearances in the last six years and is one of just two coaches in Tiger football history to win seven or more games a season in four years. The Dean of Conference USA football coaches, West enters the 2009 season with a 47-51 record at Memphis, and ranks third all-time in total wins among Tiger leaders. He has led Memphis to four winning seasons in the last six years, and his squads averaged eight wins a season from 2003-05. In addition, West has coached teams in a bowl contest nine times in his 13 years as a Division I head coach. The 2008 Tigers took some time to get rolling and found themselves in a 0-3 hole before the team turned things around and rolled off victories in five of its next seven games. The turnaround was enough for the Tigers to earn their fifth bowl invitation in six years. Memphis was one of just 12 teams nationally that opened with a 0-3 record, and only the Tigers and Rutgers finished strong enough for a bowl invite. West and his squad participated in the inaugural magicJack St. Petersburg

WEST’S BOWL PARTICIPATION AS A PLAYER 1972.................. Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl 1973...................................... Gator Bowl 1974 ....................................Liberty Bowl AS AN ASSISTANT COACH 1985 .......................Independence Bowl 1986 ..................................... Gator Bowl 1987* ................................... Citrus Bowl 1988* ................................... Citrus Bowl 1989 ..................................... Gator Bowl 1990* ................................... Sugar Bowl AS A HEAD COACH 1993 ....................................Peach Bowl 1995* .................................... Gator Bowl 1996 ....................................Peach Bowl 1997* ...................................Peach Bowl 2003 .........................New Orleans Bowl 2004 ................................... GMAC Bowl 2005 ............................. Motor City Bowl 2007 .........................New Orleans Bowl 2008 .......................St. Petersburg Bowl * - game was played in January

Bowl, and were among just 36 teams nationally who could claim five bowl appearances in the last six seasons. Four Tigers earned All-C-USA honors in 2008, including Brandon Pearce and Clinton McDonald, who were both named to the first team. Curtis Steele earned second-team accolades as well as the distinction as the league’s Newcomer of the Year. Ronald Leary was selected to the All-Freshman team. As a team, the Tigers finished the season 22nd nationally in rushing offense and 26th in total offense. The squad also ranked in the top 10 nationally in fumbles lost, time of possession and first downs. West led his 2007 Tigers through various adversities which included a rare weather postponement of the Arkansas State game which forced Memphis to play three games in 11 days; injuries to key starters on defense, particularly at linebacker; and the tragic death of a teammate that occurred just 48 hours before Memphis was to face Marshall at home on ESPN2 for a Tuesday night C-USA match-up. And while the Tigers opened the year with a 1-3 record, it’s the way that the team closed out the campaign that is sure to be remembered by most. Memphis began its climb to bowl eligibility with the emotionally-charged victory over Marshall, which proved West’s squad would continue to fight despite the circumstances. The Tigers won six out of their last eight games en route to a bid to the 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. Memphis defeated Southern Miss in Hattiesburg for the second-straight time, which was a first for the program, and the Tigers snapped a seven-game series losing streak with the win over UAB. The five-game turnaround from the previous season ranked the Tigers as the fourth-most improved team in the nation for 2007. West led his 2007 squad to a 7-5 regular-season record and a 6-2 record in Conference USA. The six victories in C-USA action were the most ever for a Tiger team since Memphis began playing in the league in 1996. Five players were selected to the All-Conference USA Team, including Andy Smith, Jake Kasser and Duke Calhoun. Additionally, Dominik Riley

and Keenan Bratcher were named to the league’s All-Freshman Team. The Tiger offense paced the squad in 2007 and finished the season ranked in the top 25 nationally in several categories. Memphis ranked 13th in passing offense, 23rd in total offense, third in fumbles lost and 10th in sack denial. The Tiger defense also ranked 28th nationally in fumbles recovered and 39th in turnovers gained. Injuries plagued the Tigers in 2006 and after opening the season with a 1-3 record, West took over the defense. While the defensive change proved more complicated than anticipated, there was a marked improvement in the squad by year’s end. This was evident in the latter weeks of the season when Memphis narrowly lost to UCF, 26-24, and then a week later stunned eventual league champion Houston with a solid effort, forcing the Cougars into overtime and ultimately losing by a field goal. By the last game of the season, the Tigers were confident and handed UTEP a 38-19 loss at the Sun Bowl. Following the 2006 season, the Tigers landed six players on the AllC-USA Team, and Matt Reagan, Duke Calhoun and Greg Terrell were named to the league’s All-Freshman Team. And, as in 2005, four Tigers were invited to participate in senior all-star games. West, who came to Memphis after serving as head coach at Clemson for

five seasons, helped snap a 32-year U of M bowl drought in 2003 when he led his squad to a 9-4 record, which included a victory over North Texas in the New Orleans Bowl. The last time that the U of M had been extended a bowl invitation was during the 1971 season when Memphis defeated San Jose State in the Pasadena Bowl. The 2003 season was viewed by many as “magical,” and the bowl victory propelled Memphis into the spotlight and gave the Tiger faithful a renewed spirit and heightened expectations. West became just the fourth coach in school history to claim nine wins in a single season, and for his efforts, he was named the Coach of the Year by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association. West and his Tigers embarked on the 2004 season knowing the bar had been raised and, with a veteran quarterback and an All-American running back, expectations were going to remain high. The Tigers opened the 2004 campaign with a 5-1 record, marking the best start for a Memphis squad since 1967. During that time, West led the Tigers into the national spotlight as Memphis defeated Ole Miss for the second-straight season and was listed No. 25 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. It was the first time ever that the Tigers were ranked by the national entity. Memphis also gained national attention as four of its last five games of


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the season were broadcast nationally by ESPN, including a Thursday night meeting with Louisville which was a battle to the end for both squads. A week after the Louisville game, the Tigers reached another milestone for the program as the U of M became bowl eligible with a win over Southern Miss. Memphis notched wins over East Carolina and USF on the road before ending the regular season at 8-3. The eight wins marked the first time since the 1962 and 1963 seasons that Memphis had won eight or more games in back-to-back seasons, while the consecutive bowl appearances were also a first in the program’s history. West took his Tigers to Mobile, Ala., for the GMAC Bowl and dropped a hard-fought decision to Bowling Green. West has also generated major excitement in the city of Memphis for his Tigers. That was evident in 2004 when, despite the games being nationallytelevised by ESPN, nearly 100,000 total

In addition, four Tiger seniors participated in post-season all-star games, which is another tribute to West and his staff. Both Gostkowski and Williams were invited to play in the 2006 Senior Bowl, while Tim Goodwell participated in the All-American Classic and Maurice Avery competed in the Hula Bowl. In the eight years since West has been the U of M head coach, 59 Tigers have been placed on the All-Conference USA Team, including Williams who was named the league’s Offensive Player of the Year for three-straight years. Also with West at the helm, 16 U of M players have played in senior all-star games and 10 Tigers have been drafted to play in the NFL, including Williams and Gostkowski in 2006, Brandon McDonald in 2007 and most recently Clinton Mc-

Donald in 2009. Williams was selected in the first round, while Gostkowski, a fourth-round pick, was the first kicker drafted in 2006. Brandon McDonald, who transferred to Memphis and started two years in the Tiger secondary, was selected in the fifth round by the Cleveland Browns. Clinton McDonald was a seventh-round pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2009 NFL Draft. A by-product of the national attention and newly-generated excitement has been a continued upswing in recruiting at the U of M. West and his staff continue to land more outstanding recruits from the Mid-South area, as well as some of the top prospects in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, California and Louisiana. A renowned national recruiter, West’s 2002, 2003

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Akron .................................................1-0 Appalachian State ............................ 1-1 Arkansas State .................................3-2 Army ..................................................2-0 Auburn............................................... 0-1 Bowling Green State ........................ 0-1 Chattanooga .....................................4-0 Cincinnati .......................................... 1-3 Citadel ............................................... 0-1 Duke ..................................................3-2 East Carolina ....................................3-4 East Tennessee State ...................... 0-1 Florida Atlantic .................................. 0-1 Florida State .....................................0-5 Furman ..............................................4-0 Gardner-Webb ..................................1-0 Georgia .............................................0-2 Georgia Southern ............................. 0-1 Georgia Tech ....................................3-2 Houston .............................................4-2 Jacksonville State .............................1-0 Kentucky ...........................................1-0 Louisville ...........................................1-4 LSU ................................................... 0-1 Marshall ............................................3-2 Maryland ...........................................5-0 Middle Tennessee ............................ 0-1 Mississippi ........................................2-6 Mississippi State ...............................0-3 Missouri............................................. 0-1 Murray State .....................................1-0 Nicholls State ....................................1-0 North Carolina .................................. 2-3 North Carolina State .........................3-2 North Texas.......................................1-0 Rice ................................................... 1-1 South Carolina ..................................3-2 SMU ..................................................2-0 Southern Miss ...................................5-3 Syracuse ........................................... 0-1 TCU ................................................... 0-1 Tennessee ........................................0-3 Tennessee-Martin ............................1-0 Tennessee Tech ...............................1-0 Tulane ...............................................5-0 Tulsa ..................................................0-2 UAB ...................................................2-6 UCF ...................................................0-4 USF ................................................... 2-3 UTEP .................................................3-0 Virginia ..............................................1-4 VMI .................................................... 0-1 Virginia Tech ..................................... 0-1 Wake Forest ...................................... 4-1 Western Carolina .............................. 1-1 Total ..............................................82-86

fans turned out for the final two home games of the season. The 52,384 fans that witnessed Memphis drop a hardfought 56-49 decision to then-14th ranked Louisville on ESPN, and the 47,163 fans who watched Memphis become bowl eligible with a 30-26 win over Southern Miss on ESPN2 helped the Tigers set an attendance record at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Memphis averaged 41,175 fans in its five home games, and the Louisville game marked the largest crowd to attend a Memphis game versus a non-Southeastern Conference opponent. The 2005 season started early with a press conference in January that led to the announcement that star running back DeAngelo Williams would return for his senior season. The cheers were deafening as coaches, administrators and fans celebrated Williams’ decision to remain a Tiger for 2005. With that announcement came a Heisman Trophy campaign for Williams. The squad began practice in August and within weeks suffered what would become one of many injuries that would try to put a damper on the season. Memphis lost leading receiver Mario Pratcher just prior to the start of the season to a knee injury. Later, the Tigers lost starting quarterbacks Patrick Byrne and Will Hudgens, as well as defensive lineman Rubio Phillips in the first three games of the season. By season’s end, Memphis had lost eight starters, but was still fighting for a third bowl appearance behind the signal calling of senior “receiver-turned-quarterback” Maurice Avery. Avery became the fourth starting quarterback for the Tigers in the Houston game, and led Memphis to a 5-2 record and a Motor City Bowl victory after moving under center. The 2005 Tigers had every excuse in the book to quit and hope for a better 2006, but West and his coaching staff did a tremendous job of pulling the team together. That determination paid off as Memphis finished with a winning record and a bowl invitation for the third-consecutive season. Of the 117 Division I-A football programs, only 29 were playing in their third-straight bowl game in 2005, and because of West, the Tigers were proud to say they were one of them. Memphis also celebrated its first span of threeconsecutive winning seasons since 1992-94, and averaged eight wins over the three-year period. Several Tigers received postseason honors in 2005, including Williams, who was named the C-USA Offensive Player of the Year, and Stephen Gostkowski, who was selected as the league’s Special Teams Player of the Year. Eight Tigers were selected to the All-C-USA teams, five of which were placed on the first-team squad. Williams was also named to several prestigious All-America teams and was a finalist for the 2005 Doak Walker Award.


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The 2006 season was a special one for Coach Tommy West as he was joined by his father, Jim, and his son, Turner, at each home game.

the August 2002 ceremony to the May 2009 ceremony, 113 total football players have graduated from the University. Heading into the 2009 season, two current Tigers have already earned their degrees, and six players are on pace to receive their bachelor’s degrees in three and a half years. Memphis has placed six players on the C-USA All-Academic Team since the league started the honor in 2006, and Brandon Patterson, who earned his master’s degree in accounting following the 2008 season, became the first football player in school history

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SCHOOL (ASSIGNMENT) Ole Miss (Running Backs) Appalachian State (Receivers) Appalachian State (Offensive Coor.) Clemson (OLB) Clemson (OLB) Clemson (OLB) Clemson (OLB) Clemson (OLB) Clemson (OLB) Clemson (OLB) Clemson (OLB) Tennessee (Running Backs) South Carolina (Defensive Coor.) South Carolina (Defensive Coor.) UT-Chattanooga (Head Coach) Clemson (Head Coach) Clemson (Head Coach) Clemson (Head Coach) Clemson (Head Coach) Clemson (Head Coach) Clemson (Head Coach) Memphis (Defensive Coordinator) Memphis (Head Coach) Memphis (Head Coach) Memphis (Head Coach) Memphis (Head Coach) Memphis (Head Coach) Memphis (Head Coach) Memphis (Head Coach) Memphis (Head Coach)

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to be named an Academic All-American twice. A native of Gainesville, Ga., West was hired at Memphis in 1999 under Rip Scherer to serve as the defensive coordinator. Soon after the season opener against Mississippi State, West had his defense ranked in the top five nationally. The squad ranked as high as second in the nation during the year and finished the year ranked fifth nationally in total defense and No. 1 in rushing defense. That season, Memphis limited nine of its 11 opponents to less than 100 yards rushing and no team gained more than 125 yards against the Tigers in 2000. Also that year, the Tigers had five players named to the All-Conference USA first team defensive unit, which tied the C-USA record for the most players from one school ever named to a first team. Marcus Bell, Andre Arnold, Kamal Shakir, Idrees Bashir and Michael Stone all received first team All-C-USA honors in 2000. Coot Terry and Jason Brown were also named to the C-USA All-Freshman Team defensive unit. When the Tigers were in need of a new coach to guide the program, Athletic Director R.C. Johnson had to look no further than in the U of M football office. West was proven as a head coach at Clemson and was also a favorite of the players. He took over the program shortly after the 2000 season came to a close and set out to build a nationallyrecognized program that would consistently win and play in bowl games. The Tigers struggled in 2001 and 2002 as would be expected for a program that had not seen a winning season since 1994. But West was a relentless recruiter and managed to build a quality staff, which led to one of

the biggest turnarounds nationally. The Tigers turned in a 3-9 record in 2002, and just one year later, managed a 9-4 record and a bowl victory in 2003. West, 55, joined the U of M staff after an extensive coaching career at Clemson University, where he had been an assistant coach from 1982-89 and the head coach from 1993-98. Following his start in the coaching profession when he served a season at Ole Miss (1979) and two seasons at Appalachian State (1980-81), West served as an assistant coach at Clemson and was responsible for the outside linebackers. He was part of a coaching staff that led the Tigers to a 69-20-4 record and six Associated Press Top 20 rankings between 1982-89. During that time, Clemson played in five bowl games, winning four, and claimed four ACC Championships. West left Clemson for his alma mater Tennessee in 1990 and spent one season as the Vols’ running back coach. UT ended that season with a 9-2-2 record and defeated Virginia in the Sugar Bowl. West then traveled to the University of South Carolina, where he was the defensive coordinator in 1991 and 1992. Following his two seasons at USC, West accepted his first head coaching job at UT-Chattanooga. The Mocs were 4-7 in 1993, and shortly after their season ended, West was enticed to return to Clemson and coach the Tigers in the 1993 Peach Bowl. West was hired on November 29, 1993, and led Clemson to a 14-13 victory over Kentucky in the Peach Bowl. With his debut in the Peach Bowl, West became the sixth coach in NCAA history to make his debut with a program in a


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bowl game. However, at that time, he was just the second coach in collegiate football history to make his debut in a bowl game without previously coaching his new team as an assistant coach earlier in the season. During his tenure at Clemson, West recruited the school’s all-time leading rusher, Raymond Priester; the school’s all-time leading passer, Nealon Greene; and the school’s all-time leading receiver, Rod Gardner. In addition to the offensive talent he landed for the Tigers, West had two linebackers named to All-America teams and both were drafted in the NFL. Anthony Simmons was named an All-American in 1996 and 1997 and was selected by the Seattle Seahawks. Keith Adams was drafted by the Tennessee Titans after enjoying All-America status in 1999 and 2000, and Gardner was a first-round selection by the Washington Redskins. Not only did West’s recruits excel on the field, they also excelled in the classroom. Over the last two years of his tenure (1998-99 and 1999-2000), Clemson’s football teams had a graduation rate of 75 percent, which ranked the school among the nation’s leaders in the classroom. West took Clemson to the Gator Bowl in 1995 and the Peach Bowl in both 1996 and 1997. At the time, only 16 programs in the nation could claim to have appeared in three-consecutive bowl games. West also became just the second coach in Clemson history to take the Tigers to three-straight bowl games. He tallied a 31-28 record with the Tigers, before traveling to Memphis to take on another group of Tigers. As a player, West earned three letters in his four-year career at the University of Tennessee (1972-75). The Vols played in three bowl games and were ranked in a final Top 20 poll over the same three-year span. He was co-captain of Tennessee’s 1975 football team and played in the Blue-Gray AllStar Game that same year. He began his college career as a running back, but saw most of his playing time as a tight end. He caught 37 passes for 575 yards in his UT career,

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Overall ...........................................82-86 Home Record ................................50-37 Away Record................................ 29-43 Neutral Record .................................3-6 Aug/Sept .......................................26-32 October .........................................25-29 November......................................29-22 Outrush Opposition ......................68-23 Win Turnover Margin .................... 44-13 C-USA Record .............................. 31-32 C-USA Home Record ....................17-15 C-USA Road Record .................... 14-17 ACC Record .................................. 21-19 ACC Home Record ......................... 11-9 ACC Road Record ........................ 10-10 Wins Over Top 25 ................................ 4

including 16 passes for 233 yards as a senior. As a junior, he caught an 81-yard pass from Condredge Hollaway, still the longest non-scoring play in Tennessee football history. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee in 1976 and was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that same year. West also played two seasons of baseball for the Volunteers (1974-1975) and had a career batting average of .305. He hit .367 in 1975 and was named All-Southeastern Conference Eastern Division. West began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Tennessee in 1977. He left the Volunteers and coached one year of high school football at White County High in Sparta, Tenn., in 1978 before being hired as an assistant coach at Ole Miss in 1979. West was a multi-sport standout at Gainesville High School in Gainesville, Ga. He was an outfielder in baseball, a guard in basketball and a running back in football. In 1972, he was named a high school All-American in football and was a second round draft choice in baseball by the Chicago Cubs organization. Willie Randolph, who went on to an All-Star career with the New York Yankees, was one of the 77 future Major League players drafted after West in the regular phase of the June 1972 draft. Born Thomas Cleveland West on July 31, 1954, in Carrollton, Ga., he is married to the former Lindsay Watkins of Forest City, N.C. The couple has one son, Turner, who is a junior receiver on the Tiger football team.

WEST AT A GLANCE FULL NAME • Thomas Cleveland West BORN • July 31, 1954 • Carrollton, Ga. ALMA MATER • University of Tennessee, 1976 • Bachelor’s degree in health education PLAYING EXPERIENCE • Three-year letterman at tight end and two-year letterman for the baseball team at Tennessee • Drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1976 FAMILY • Wife - Lindsay • Son - Turner COACHING EXPERIENCE • 1979: Assistant (running backs) at Ole Miss under Steve Sloan - Ole Miss finished the season with a 4-7 record and placed seventh in the SEC • 1980-81: Assistant (receivers) at Appalachian St. under Mike Working - Was elevated to offensive coordinator in 1981 • 1982-89: Assistant (outside linebackers) at Clemson under Danny Ford Clemson played in the 1985 Independence Bowl, 1986 Gator Bowl, 1987 Citrus Bowl, 1988 Citrus Bowl & 1989 Gator Bowl • 1990: Assistant (running backs) at Tennessee under Johnny Majors Tennessee played in the 1990 Sugar Bowl • 1991-92: Defensive Coordinator at South Carolina under Sparky Woods • 1993: Hired as Head Coach at UT-Chattanooga and led Mocs to 4-7-0 record • 1993: Hired as Head Coach at Clemson to replace Ken Hatfield for Peach Bowl game • 1994-98: Head Coach at Clemson - Led Tigers to a 31-28 record and appearances in the Gator Bowl (1995) and Peach Bowls (1996, 1997) • 2000: Defensive Coordinator at the University of Memphis - Led the Tigers to a fifth place national ranking in total defense and a number one ranking in rushing defense • 2001-Present: Hired as Head Coach at Memphis in 2001 to replace Rip Scherer - Led Tigers to three consecutive winning seasons from 2003-05 and postseason appearances in the New Orleans Bowl (2003 & 2007), GMAC Bowl (2004), Motor City Bowl (2005) and St. Petersburg Bowl (2008) HONORS • Was inducted into the All-American Football Foundation Hall of Fame in 2002 • Named Tennessee Sports Writers Association Football Coach of the Year in 2003


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CLAY HELTON HOUSTON, 1994 TENTH SEASON

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ASSISTANT HEAD COACH O F F E N S I V E C O O R D I N A T O R /Q U A R T E R B A C K S Assistant head coach Clay Helton is entering his 10th season with the Tiger coaching staff. He was promoted to offensive coordinator in January 2007 and took over the quarterbacks in his new role. In the press conference to announce Helton as the Tigers’ new offensive coordinator, West said that he expected the offense to become the most exciting and productive offense in the country. He also touted Helton for his tireless work ethic and dedication. Over the last two seasons, Helton has proven himself and the Tigers have responded with some of the best offensive numbers in school history. Memphis’ 5,767 yards in 2007 ranks second all-time, while the 2008 total of 5,424 yards ranks fifth. The 353 points the Tigers scored last season is good for sixth in school history, while the 2007 Tigers ranked fourth with 380 points. The 2008 Tigers finished the season ranked 22nd nationally in rushing offense and 26th in total offense, despite Helton and his staff having to alter the scheme because of injuries to three quarterbacks. In fact, heading into the East Carolina game that Memphis lost two quarterbacks in the first quarter, the Tigers ranked 14th nationally in passing offense and 13th in total offense. With the game shifting to a more run-oriented

HELTON AT A GLANCE BORN • June 24, 1972 • Gainesville, Fla. ALMA MATER • University of Houston, 1994 • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics/ interdisciplinary science COLLEGIATE PLAYING EXPERIENCE • 1993-94: Houston (Quarterback) • 1991-92: Auburn (Quarterback) FAMILY • Wife - Angela • Children - Reid, Aubrey & Turner COACHING EXPERIENCE • 2000-Present: University of Memphis • 1997-99: University of Houston • 1995-96: Duke University RECRUITING AREA • California JCs, Florida sun coast

scheme, Memphis ended the year in the top half of the nation in passing offense. Helton’s 2007 Tiger offense closed out the season ranked 23rd nationally in total offense and 13th nationally in passing offense. The Tigers had only finished the season in the top 25 once in passing offense since 1999 as the 2004 squad piloted by Danny Wimprine was No. 25. Memphis’ 2007 ranking in total offense was a vast improvement over the previous season in which the Tigers ranked 64th, and marked the third time since 1999 that the U of M has been in the top 25 in that category. Under Helton’s guidance, quarterback Martin Hankins finished his two-year career ranked second in most career passing categories, and set single-season records during the 2007 campaign in completions (261), yards (3,220) and touchdowns (25). Hankins set a school record with 416 yards against East Carolina and passed for over 300 yards in eight career games. Prior to his promotion to offensive coordinator, Helton spent four seasons (2003-06) with the Tiger receivers. Helton certainly had his challenges along the way, and the 2005 and 2006 seasons were no exception. Both campaigns saw various injuries and personnel changes that left Helton with a younger, inexperienced group to work with. Despite the influx, Helton guided two Tiger receivers to All-C-USA Freshman honors as Maurice Jones received the honor in 2005 and Duke Calhoun was honored in 2006. In 2006, Tiger receivers accounted for 21 of Memphis’ 33 touchdowns and averaged 225 yards per game. Ryan Scott wrapped up his career ranked fourth all-time in receptions with 114 and seventh in receiving yards with 1,527. A year after taking over the receivers, Helton’s 2004 Tiger wideouts accounted for 25 touchdowns and 3,086 yards receiving, and were part of an offensive unit that ranked second in C-USA in total offense. The Tiger offense also ranked second in the league in scoring and ninth nationally in total offense. In 2003, Helton inherited a depleted receiving corps and coached the group to one of its better seasons in years. Known for his teaching abilities, Helton’s receivers responded by setting school marks for receptions (260) and yardage (3,419) in 2003.

Helton’s career at Memphis began in 2000 as the running backs coach. In his first three seasons, he played a huge role in the development of several young Tiger running backs, including Jeff “Sugar” Sanders, Dante Brown and eventual Heisman Trophy candidate DeAngelo Williams. Sanders was a regular in the Tiger lineup in 2000, and Brown rushed for the fourth-highest single-season total in school history (902 yards) during 2001 and set a Memphis record for rushing touchdowns in a game with four against Helton’s alma mater, Houston. In 2002, Helton helped Williams lead the nation in average yards per carry for four weeks of that season. Williams was second in the nation in average yards per carry after 11 weeks and finished the season tied for fifth in the country with 6.6 yards per carry. He later went on to set nearly every U of M rushing, scoring and all-purpose yard record and was selected in the first round of the 2006 NFL draft. Helton coached at Houston from 1997-99 under his father, Kim Helton, before arriving on the U of M campus. While at UH, he directed the Cougar running backs for three seasons, and was responsible in 1997 for the development of All-C-USA performer Ketric Sanford. Sanford combined with Vaughn Innis to rush for over 1,200 yards, and in 1998, placed second among all C-USA backs in all-purpose yards with 1,530. A native of Sugarland, Texas, Helton played quarterback for Houston in 1993 and 1994, after transferring from Auburn University. While playing for the Auburn Tigers in 1991, Helton received SEC All-Academic honors. He was voted one of Houston’s team captains in 1994.

Following graduation from Houston, Helton entered the coaching profession as a member of Fred Goldsmith’s staff at Duke University. He worked as a graduate assistant for Duke in 1995 and was hired as the Blue Devils’ running backs coach in 1996. While in Durham, N.C., Helton helped to develop a running game that featured Laymarr Marshall, who tallied 13 touchdowns for the second-highest single-season total in school history. Helton, 37, earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and interdisciplinary science from Houston in 1994. He and his wife, Angela, have three children: sons, Reid and Turner, and daughter, Aubrey. Helton’s father, Kim, and his brother, Tyson, both are on the coaching staff at UAB.


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DARIN HINSHAW UCF, 1993 THIRD SEASON

WIDE RECEIVERS or more receptions and over 200 yards receiving last season, and the receiving corps was responsible for 19 total touchdowns. In his first year with the Tigers, Hinshaw inherited a deep stable of receivers who showed great poise and maturity while leading the Tiger offense in 2007. Tiger receivers accounted for 27 of the team’s 33 offensive touchdowns that season. In six of the last seven games of 2007, Memphis produced a 100-yard receiver and in two contests, had multiple 100-yard receivers. Calhoun was named to the C-USA Coaches and Media second team while Maurice Jones, Earnest Williams and Singleton received honorable mention accolades. Calhoun led the Tigers in receiving with 890 yards and five touchdowns on 62 receptions while Singleton led the team in scoring with 11 touchdowns and three two-point conversions. In total, five wideouts logged 350 or more receiving yards, and this highly-talented group was key to Memphis ranking 13th nationally in passing offense and 23rd nationally in total offense. Hinshaw joined the U of M staff after serving one season as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Georgia Southern under former head coach Brian VanGorder. In 2006, Georgia Southern ranked 27th nationally in total offense, averaging 359.9 yards per game. Prior to his Georgia Southern stint, Hinshaw worked at M i d d l e Te n n e s s e e State for five seasons. He was the running backs coach his first two seasons, and was elevated to co-offensive coordinator in February of 2003.

Under Hinshaw’s guidance, the MTSU offense consistently led the Sun Belt Conference (SBC) and ranked nationally throughout the years. In 2001, the Blue Raiders had two of the top five rushers in the SBC, along with the top overall rushing attack. Record-breaker Dwone Hicks, who rushed for over 1,000 yards, finished the year as the nation’s second-leading scorer. A year later, MTSU had the nation’s No. 21 ranked rushing offense, a 1,000-yard rusher and two of the top eight ground gainers in the Sun Belt Conference. In 2003, the Blue Raider offense went down as the highest scoring unit in the league at 27.7 points a contest, including four games of 35 points or more. The unit ranked 37th nationally in passing efficiency and had the fifthranked receiver in the country. In 2004, MTSU led the Sun Belt and ranked 15th nationally in passing, while ranking 31st in the country in passing efficiency. Hinshaw, 37, made his way to Middle Tennessee after serving on Mike Kruczek’s staff at UCF from 1999 to 2000. A record-setting quarterback during his playing days for the Knights, Hinshaw spent the 1999 campaign as a graduate assistant with the responsibility of coaching tight ends and assisting the head coach with the quarterbacks. In 2000, Hinshaw took over the quarterback coaching duties — the first time someone other than Kruczek guided the quarterbacks since 1985. In that first season, Ryan Schneider threw for 2,334 yards and 21 touchdowns and completed 62 percent of his passes. As a player, Hinshaw set numerous school records for the Knights, including the career passing mark with 9,000 yards. During his time under center, UCF had a combined 28-16 record, including a 9-3 mark and an appearance in the I-AA playoffs in 1993. Following his playing days at UCF, Hinshaw began a career in professional football. After a brief stint with the Cleveland Browns, Hinshaw spent two years with the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League, helping the Preds to

the Arena Bowl, where they lost to the Tampa Bay Storm in 1995. In 1996, Hinshaw played quarterback and was the offensive coordinator for the Granite State Warriors of the Eastern Football League, which was made up of teams from New York and New England. Hinshaw inherited a team that went 2-8 in 1995 and led it to a 14-2 record and a trip to the national championship game. Following a year in the EFL, Hinshaw went back to the Arena League to play for the Nashville Kats. After a short stay in Nashville, Hinshaw entered the college coaching ranks at UCF. A 1993 graduate of UCF, Hinshaw was named in 2004 to UCF’s 25th Anniversary Team. He earned his master’s in business administration from UCF in 1996. He and his wife, Pam, have three daughters: Sydney, Hayley, and Carley; and a son, Darin Jr.

HINSHAW AT A GLANCE BORN • June 6, 1972 • Punta Gorda, Fla. ALMA MATER • UCF • Bachelor’s degree in finance, 1993 • Master’s in business administration, 1996 COLLEGIATE PLAYING EXPERIENCE • 1991-94: UCF (Quarterback) FAMILY • Wife - Pam • Children - Sydney, Hayley, Carley, Darin Jr. COACHING EXPERIENCE • 2007-Present: University of Memphis • 2006: Georgia Southern • 2001-05: Middle Tennessee • 1999-00: UCF RECRUITING AREA • South Alabama, north Florida, south Georgia

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Darin Hinshaw enters his third season responsible for the Tiger receiving corps. A former UCF standout, Hinshaw was hired in March 2007. Hinshaw had one of the most experienced and talented groups on the team last year, and two of his receivers, Duke Calhoun and Carlos Singleton, are on pace to end their careers in 2009 as the top two wideouts in school history. Singleton led the 2008 Tigers with 791 yards and five touchdowns, while Calhoun totaled 487 yards and three touchdowns. Five receivers had 25


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RICK MALLORY WASHINGTON, 1983 TENTH SEASON

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OFFENSIVE LINE Rick Mallory, one of the veterans of the Tiger coaching staff, is entering his 10th season as the Tigers’ offensive line coach. Well-known for his teaching style, Mallory’s offensive line is consistently strong and disciplined each season. In four of the last five years, Memphis has led Conference USA in sacks denial, while averaging just 11 sacks a season over that period. In 2004, the Tigers gave up just five total sacks. In the last three seasons, six Tiger linemen have landed on All-C-USA teams. In 2006, Blake Butler earned honors on both the C-USA Media and Coaches teams, while sophomore Brandon Pearce was a third-team pick on the All-C-USA Coaches Team. A year later, Andy Smith was selected as a first-team pick on the C-USA Coaches Team and a second-team honoree on the Media Team. In addition, Dominik Riley was named to the 2007 C-USA All-Freshman Team and was an honorable mention Freshman All-American by The Sporting News. Last season, Pearce was a first-team honoree and Ronald Leary was placed on the All-Freshman Team. Mallory had the comfort of several veterans in the 2008 line, including Pearce and center Philip Beliles, who both started over 35 games in their careers. With the help of the line, the Tigers ranked 22nd nationally in rushing offense and 26th in total offense. The group allowed 17 sacks, but that was

MALLORY AT A GLANCE BORN • October 21, 1960 • Renton, Wash. ALMA MATER • University of Washington, 1983 • Bachelor’s degree in political science COLLEGIATE PLAYING EXPERIENCE • 1981-83: University of Washington (TE/OG) FAMILY • Wife - Shannon • Children - Ryan, Adam, Cameron, Naomi & Fiona COACHING EXPERIENCE • 2000-Present: University of Memphis • 1993-98: University of Washington

still good for 21st nationally and second in C-USA. In addition to allowing just 14 sacks in 13 games in 2007, which ranked 10th nationally, the offensive line was credited with paving the way for the Tigers to rank 23rd nationally in total offense and 13th in passing offense. Quarterback Martin Hankins threw for over 3,200 yards and tossed 25 touchdown passes behind the protection of Mallory’s group. Mallory’s line received much recognition during tailback DeAngelo Williams’ storied run through the record books. In 2005, the Tigers ranked fifth nationally in rushing offense much to the credit of the offensive front. Starting guard Andrew Handy was named first team All-Conference USA, and Pearce was selected to the C-USA AllFreshman Team. Memphis also finished the season ranked sixth in C-USA in total offense. The Tigers led Conference USA in 2004 for its impressive sack denial and was part of an offense that ranked ninth nationally in total offense. Memphis was also second in C-USA in scoring, third in passing and second in rushing – clearly a by-product of a veteran offensive line. In 2003 and 2004, veteran center Gene Frederic was a candidate for the Rimington Trophy. He was also named to the All-Conference USA first team in 2004, while tackle Jeremy Rone was selected to the league’s second team. In 2003, the Tiger line allowed just 12 sacks, and went three-straight games without quarterback Danny Wimprine being dropped for a loss. Blake Butler, who had been a consistent starter for the Tigers, was a C-USA AllFreshman Team pick in 2003. Frederic and Rone were also third team All-CUSA picks in 2003. Mallory is also credited with guiding the development of former Tiger starter Wade Smith. Mallory helped Smith make the move from tight end to an offensive tackle slot, and Smith responded by rapidly moving into a starter’s position. In April of 2002, Smith was a third round draft pick of the Miami Dolphins. A native of Renton, Wash., Mallory joined the Memphis staff in May 2000, and remained as a member of the coaching staff when Tommy West was elevated to head coach in 2001.

He had previously spent five seasons at the University of Washington, where he worked with four players (Mark Bruener, Ernie Conwell, Cameron Cleeland, Jeremy Brigham) that were selected in the NFL Draft. Mallory, who was a graduate assistant coach responsible for tackles, tight ends and the kicking game in 1992 and 1993, took over as a full-time coach for the Huskies midway through the 1993 season when Myles Corrigan was sidelined due to a heart condition. Working with the tight ends, Mallory was fortunate to have Mark Bruener leading his position for a year-and-a-half. Bruener became the Huskies’ all-time leader in receptions by a tight end, was named first-team All-Pac 10 twice and was selected in the first round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. As a rookie, Bruener started in the 1996 Super Bowl. In 1996, Mallory had Ernie Conwell take over as the starting tight end, and he went on to receive first team All-Pac 10 honors. Conwell was taken by the St. Louis Rams in the second round of the draft. In 1997, a Mallory-coached tight end claimed All-Pac 10 honors for the third-consecutive season. Cameron Cleeland picked up allleague honors and was later chosen by the New Orleans Saints in the NFL Draft. The Huskies’ second tight end, Jeremy Brigham, was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the third round. Mallory was a tight end himself at Washington as a freshman and sophomore, before moving to offensive guard prior to his junior year (1982). A three-year letterman, he went on to earn All-Pac 10 honors and All-Coast honors as a senior in 1983 when he served as team captain. In the 1984 NFL Draft, he was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a ninth round pick and went on to play five seasons in the NFL.

Mallory, 48, earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Washington in 1983. He and his wife, Shannon, have three sons: Ryan, Adam and Cameron, and two daughters, Naomi (6) and Fiona (3). Adam and his wife, Lindsey, have two daughters; Delaney and Holly.


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JAMES JOSEPH AUBURN, 1997 THIRD SEASON

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JOSEPH AT A GLANCE BORN • October 28, 1967 • Phenix City, Ala. ALMA MATER • Auburn, 1997 • Bachelor’s degree in human development COLLEGIATE PLAYING EXPERIENCE • 1986-90: Auburn (Running Back) FAMILY • Children - Jonathan, Jeremy & Jamey COACHING EXPERIENCE • 2007-Present: University of Memphis • 2004-06: Troy University • 1996-03: Auburn HS RECRUITING AREA • Fulton County, Ga., south Florida & east central Alabama

Prior to joining the U of M staff, Joseph spent three seasons (2004-06) in the same capacity at Troy University. The Trojans captured their first-ever Sun Belt Conference title in 2006, and defeated Rice in the 2006 R + L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. No stranger to big-time football, Joseph played fi ve seasons in the NFL in the mid-1990s following a standout career at Auburn University from 1986-90. At Auburn, Joseph holds the distinction of being the only Tiger player in school history to participate in five Auburn-Tennessee football games. He played as a true freshman in 1986 and was injured in the third game of the following season against Tennessee in 1987. He was granted a medical redshirt and regained his sophomore season for 1988. Joseph helped lead Auburn to three-consecutive Southeastern Conference championships (1988-90) and still ranks ninth in school history in rushing yards with 2,264 yards on 452 carries. He also scored 16 career touchdowns for the Tigers. Auburn participated in five bowls games during his career: Citrus (1986), Sugar (1987 and 1988), Hall of Fame (1989) and Peach (1990). In 1991, Joseph was selected in the seventh round of the NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. As a rookie, he tallied 440 yards on 135 carries. Joseph played four seasons for the Eagles and one season with the Cincinnati Bengals, amassing 823 yards and three touchdowns on 250 carries. Upon completing his NFL career, Joseph returned to school and began his coaching career. In 1996, Joseph began working as an assistant football coach at Auburn High School. He worked there through the 2003 season before accepting his first collegiate coaching post at Troy. Joseph, 41, earned his bachelor’s degree in human development from Auburn in 1997. He has three children: Jonathan, Jeremy and Jamey.

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James Joseph is entering his third season working with the Tiger running backs. A former Auburn standout, Joseph was hired in February 2007 to lead the ground game. The running game has steadily improved in the last two years, and the 2009 season looks to be no exception as Joseph’s group has a wealth of experience and no shortage of talent. Curtis Steele emerged as a viable threat for the Tiger offense in 2008, leading the way with 1,223 yards and seven touchdowns. He was an All-CUSA second-team honoree and was selected as the league’s Newcomer of the Year. He was backed up by Miami transfer Charlie Jones and true freshman Brandon Ross who combined for over 500 yards and eight touchdowns. In the last two seasons, Tiger backs have only accounted for three fumbles lost in 696 carries - a tribute to Joseph’s relentless demand for attention to detail. In 2007, Tiger backs were responsible for 11 touchdowns, led by senior Joseph Doss’ five scores. Doss tallied 806 yards on 174 attempts and registered two 100-yard games that season. Of the 332 total carries by Tiger backs, only two resulted in fumbles as Memphis ranked tied for third nationally in fumbles lost.


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KENNY INGRAM ARKANSAS STATE, 1999 FOURTH SEASON

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DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR LINEBACKERS A veteran on the defensive staff, Kenny Ingram was promoted to defensive coordinator in March 2009, just three years after he joined the Tiger coaching staff. Ingram will continue to guide the linebackers, as he has the past three seasons. In 2008, Ingram had a relatively experienced group to work with, and again had the services of Greg Jackson and Winston Bowens. Both had missed a majority of the previous season because of injuries and returned to the field in 2008. Bowens finished last season with 55 tackles and Jackson

tallied 52 stops, a forced fumble and an interception. The two also combined for 19 TFL and 11 sacks. Ingram was also instrumental in developing sophomore Jeremy Longstreet who ended the season ranked second on the squad in tackles with 80. In 2009, the linebacker corps is expected to be one of the most talented and experienced groups as Bowens, Jackson and Longstreet are back, and noted transfers Jamon Hughes and Derrick Odom are eligible for game action. Ingram was battle tested in 2007 as that group was most hit by injuries to

several key players. In just the second game of the season, Ingram lost the services of starting outside linebacker Greg Jackson to a knee injury. Just weeks later, Ingram had to alter the lineup again as middle linebacker Winston Bowens was sidelined the remainder of the season, also with a knee injury. Seven different lineups were used in 13 games, as Ingram and the defensive staff looked to get a consistent group in place. The final three games saw Jeremy Rockette and Jake Kasser on the outsides and Heath Grant in the middle. Kasser, who started 13 games, led the squad in tackles with 100 and was named to the All-C-USA second team. Kasser was also second on the squad in fumble recoveries with three. Ingram inherited a young group of linebackers in 2006, and his charges responded by leading the way in tackles that season. Three of the five leading tacklers on the squad were linebackers, led by Grant, who was second with 81 stops. Grant also led the team in fumble recoveries with two and logged two interceptions. Quinton McCrary and Jackson ranked third and fourth, respectively, in tackles. McCrary registered 70 tackles and a forced fumble, while Jackson totaled 69 tackles, which included seven TFL for minus 15 yards. No stranger to Memphis, Ingram coached at Melrose High School, where he was credited with returning the program to prominence. He was the head coach from 2002-04 and posted a 37-4 overall record after serving as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator from 2001-02. He led the school to one appearance in the state finals and a pair of appearances in the state semifinals. Ingram was a three-time Regional Coach of the Year and was the Commercial Appeal’s 2004 Coach of the Year for Metro Memphis. He also was selected to serve as the Liberty Bowl All-Star Game defensive coordinator in 2003 and was a member of the Tennessee East-West Shrine All-Star Game coaching staff that same season. In addition, Ingram was elected

as an assistant coach for the 2004 Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star Game. In his three seasons at Melrose, he coached 17 players who signed scholarships to play college football. Ingram, 38, spent the 2005 season as defensive line coach at Tennessee State University, and was responsible for recruiting his hometown area of Memphis and west Tennessee. Previously, Ingram taught and coached at Corry Middle School and worked in the Youth Habilitation Center prior to moving to Melrose. A standout locally at Whitehaven High, Ingram played college football at Arkansas State, where he was a four-year letterman from 198892. He was the team co-captain in 1992, and received his bachelor’s degree in political science from ASU in December 1999. Ingram and his wife, Carla, have five children: Kendrien, Taylor, Kameron and twins Kennedy and Karleigh.

INGRAM AT A GLANCE BORN • March 16, 1971 • Memphis, Tenn. ALMA MATER • Arkansas State, 1999 • Bachelor’s degree in political science COLLEGIATE PLAYING EXPERIENCE • 1988-92: Arkansas State (DE) FAMILY • Wife - Carla • Children - Kendrien, Taylor, Kameron, Kennedy & Karleigh COACHING EXPERIENCE • 2006-Present: University of Memphis • 2005: Tennessee State • 2002-04: Melrose High School Head Coach • 2001-02: Melrose High School Asst. Coach • 2000: Corry Middle School RECRUITING AREA • Memphis, north Arkansas, west Tennessee


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BRENT PRY BUFFALO, 1993 THIRD SEASON

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PRY AT A GLANCE BORN • April 1, 1970 • Altoona, Pa. ALMA MATER • Buffalo, 1993 • Bachelor’s degree in history COLLEGIATE PLAYING EXPERIENCE • 1990: Buffalo (Free Safety) • 1988: Maryville College (Free Safety) FAMILY • Wife - Amy • Children - Madeline & Colby COACHING EXPERIENCE • 2007-Present: University of Memphis • 2002-06: University of LouisianaLafayette • 1998-01: Western Carolina • 1995-98/GA: Virginia Tech • 1993-94: East Stroudsberg • 1992/SA: Buffalo RECRUITING AREA • Central & east Tennessee, north Alabama & north Georgia

In 2007, McDonald was fifth on the team in tackles with 55 and led the squad in TFL and sacks. Greg Terrell, Freddie Barnett, Josh Weaver, Corey Mills, Steven Turner and Jada Brown all combined for 31 TFL and 177 total tackles. Pry, 39, joined the U of M staff after working five years at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, where he served as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator. He coached the Ragin’ Cajuns’ linebackers for five years and was promoted to assistant head coach in 2004. UL-Lafayette had its first winning record since 1995 when the Ragin’ Cajuns ended the 2005 season with a 6-5 record and a Sun Belt Conference title. In 2005, ULL closed out the season with a five-game winning streak. During that time, the defense allowed just 18 points per game. In 2004, the Cajuns allowed just 174.5 passing yards per game, which ranked 11th nationally. Six ULL defensive players coached by Pry are on NFL rosters. A native of Lexington, Va., Pry was an assistant coach at Western Carolina for four years (1998-2001) before joining the ULL staff. He coached the defensive line for two seasons before moving to defensive backs and special teams the latter two years. In 1998, WCU finished ninth in Division I-AA in total defense. In 2001, he helped the Catamount defense to a No. 1 ranking in touchdown passes allowed with just five. In addition, Pry’s secondary was ranked third nationally in pass defense. From 1995-98, Pry was a graduate assistant at Virginia Tech with the defensive line. While there, the Hokies ranked No. 1 nationally against the run, fifth in scoring defense and 10th in total defense. The squad garnered two Big East championships and made appearances in the Sugar Bowl, Orange Bowl and Gator Bowl during that time. A free safety at Maryville College in 1988, Pry later transferred to Buffalo, where he played under former New Orleans Saints head coach Jim Haslett. Pry sat out the 1989 season and lettered in 1990. He suffered a career-ending injury in 1991 and returned to the field as a student assistant coach for the 1992 season. Pry earned his bachelor’s degree in history in 1993.

Pry began his coaching career at East Stroudsburg University as an outside linebackers coach in 1993 and worked with defensive backs in 1994. Coaching runs in the family, as his father, Jim, is an assistant coach at Illinois.

Pry and his wife, Amy, have a seven-year-old son, Colby; and a daughter, Madeline, who was born in October 2008.

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Brent Pry joined the Tiger coaching staff in February 2007, and is entering his third season as the Tigers’ defensive line coach in 2009. An enthusiastic and aggressive leader, Pry has been instrumental in developing a defensive line that is bigger, stronger and more physical than in seasons past. Pry had a veteran group in 2008, which included upperclassmen Clinton McDonald, Corey Mills, Greg Terrell, Freddie Barnett, Jada Brown and Steven Turner; and he added young talent in redshirt freshman Joel McCleod and true freshman Frank Trotter. The large group allowed for much depth and kept fresh legs on the field. Pry and his talented line were instrumental in Memphis improving from 103rd in rushing defense in 2007, to 76th in 2008. McDonald, who served as a team captain in 2007 and 2008, ranked 37th nationally with seven sacks. He led the line with 39 tackles despite missing two games with an injury, and was a first-team pick on the All-C-USA team. McDonald was drafted in the seventh round by the Cincinnati Bengals.


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JACK CURTIS EVANGEL UNIVERSITY, 1988 FIRST SEASON

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SAFETIES Former Arkansas State co-defensive coordinator Jack Curtis was hired a week before spring practice to serve as the safeties coach for the Tigers. Curtis had very little time to get acquainted with the safeties before the start of the spring session. Senior Alton Starr is the veteran of the group, but Curtis didn’t have a chance to

work with him this spring because Starr was rehabbing a knee injury that required surgery after the bowl game. Starr should be ready for action in the fall, and will compete with sophomore Darius Davis and junior Curtis Echols, who both have seen game action. Transfer DeRon Furr is also in the mix, and he had a strong spring session,

being named the defensive MVP of the Blue-Gray game. Curtis spent the last seven seasons in Jonesboro as the co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach at ASU. He helped the Red Wolves improve greatly in his first season as the squad, which had ranked 61st nationally in pass defense in 2001, ended the 2002 campaign ranked 16th nationally in pass defense and 39th in total defense. In four of his seven seasons, the Red Wolves ranked in the top 30 in the country in pass defense and in the top 50 in total defense. In 2007, ASU was the leading defensive unit in the Sun Belt Conference. Several ASU players enjoyed success under Curtis’ tutelage. He coached back-to-back Sun Belt Conference Defensive Players of the Year, including the 2008 honoree Alex Carrington. Tyrell Johnson was named the 2007 SBC Defensive Player of the Year and was a second round selection in the 2008 NFL Draft. In addition, 16 ASU defenders earned Sun Belt all-conference honors from 2002-08. Prior to arriving at ASU, Curtis served eight seasons on the coaching staff at Northwestern State in Natchitoches, Louisiana. He coached defensive backs for five seasons before he was elevated to defensive coordinator. While at NSU, he coached six players who went on to play in the NFL. Curtis, 44, began his coaching career in 1987 as a student coach at Evangel University in Springfield, Mo. Upon graduation, he served as a graduate assistant coach at Henderson State. He later moved to Starkville, Miss., and worked as a graduate assistant at Mississippi State until being named a volunteer assistant coach in 1990. In 1991, he helped coach the Bulldogs to an appearance in the Liberty Bowl post-season game. He also helped guide MSU’s defense, which at that time was the top-ranked pass defense in the Southeastern Conference. Following his MSU stint, Curtis spent the 1993 season as the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at

Western New Mexico. That year, the team went 7-3 and ranked third in the NAIA final rankings, while the defense led the nation with 29 interceptions. In addition to his New Orleans Bowl and Liberty Bowl experience, Curtis also coached teams which continued on to the 1993 NAIA national playoffs and three NCAA I-AA national playoffs (1997, 1998, and 2002). He has coached 12 players (six drafted, six free agents) who ended up in NFL camps as well as six first-team AllAmericans. A native of Birmingham, Ala., Curtis played defensive back for four seasons at Evangel University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1988, and received his master’s degree from Henderson State in 1990. He is married to the former Michelle Weser and they have two daughters, Carolina and Georganna.

CURTIS AT A GLANCE BORN • September 28, 1964 • Birmingham, Ala. ALMA MATER • Evangel University, 1988 • Bachelor’s degree in physical education • Henderson State, 1990 • Master’s degree in physical education COLLEGIATE PLAYING EXPERIENCE • 1984-86: Evangel University (DB) FAMILY • Wife - Michelle • Children - Carolina & Georganna COACHING EXPERIENCE • 2009: University of Memphis • 2002-08: Arkansas State • 2001-94: Northwestern State • 1993: Western New Mexico • 1991: Mississippi State (volunteer) • 1989-90/GA: Mississippi State RECRUITING AREA • North Mississippi, north Louisiana, . southern Arkansas, N. Mississippi & Texas JCs


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LYTREL POLLARD SOUTHERN MISS, 1998 SECOND SEASON

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POLLARD AT A GLANCE BORN • April 3, 1976 • Bay Springs, Miss. ALMA MATER • Southern Miss • Bachelor’s degree in coaching and sports administration, 1998 • Master’s degree in coaching and sports administration, 1999 COLLEGIATE PLAYING EXPERIENCE • 1994-97: Southern Miss (Linebacker) FAMILY • Wife - Kristina • Children - Tylor & Klabron COACHING EXPERIENCE • 2008-Present: University of Memphis • 2000-07: Southern Miss • 1999/GA: Southern Miss RECRUITING AREA • South Louisiana, south Mississippi, south Mississippi JCs

tions and tallied eight pass breakups. In addition, defensive backs C.J. Bailey and Chico Hunter were named to the C-USA All-Freshman Team. Consistent defensive leaders in Conference USA, USM ranked second in C-USA in total defense and pass defense while leading the league in red zone defense. Pollard also guided the special teams unit, which was highlighted by punter Britt Barefoot, who ranked second in C-USA and 25th nationally in punting. The Golden Eagles, as a team, ranked second in the league in net punting and were also second in kickoff coverage. Pollard coached the 2005 C-USA Defensive Player of the Year and AllAmerican Kevis Coley, who posted 150 tackles, the sixth-best performance in school history. Coley’s total tackles ranked No. 8 nationally, while his solos (81) stood No. 7 nationally. Pollard also led a strong special teams unit in 2005, as All-American and All-C-USA performer Darren McCaleb, who was a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award, set the school singleseason record with 23 field goals and most points in a season (107). In addition, All-America punter Luke Johnson was the No. 1 punter in the league and was ranked No. 7 nationally in yards per punt (44.9). In 2004, Pollard coached outside linebacker Michael Boley, who left his mark as one of the greatest linebackers to ever play at USM. He was a two-time All-American, including consensus honors in 2004, the C-USA Defensive Player of the Year in 2004 and a threetime All-C-USA selection. Boley was tabbed a national semifinalist for the Butkus, Bednarik and Lott Awards, while winning the Conerly Trophy, given since 1996 to Mississippi’s best college football player. He earned C-USA Defensive Player of the Week Honors four times and national player of the week honors by the Football Writers Association of America and the Walter Camp Foundation. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in 2005. Linebacker Antoine Cash also had an outstanding senior season in 2004 as the team’s third-leading tackler with 95 stops, four sacks, 15 tackles for loss and three fumble recoveries. Cash joined Boley at the next level, signing a free agent contract with the Falcons.

In 2003, Pollard saw three of his specialists gain all-conference honors. Eubanks and Marvin Young ranked among the nation’s leaders in kick returns and punt returns, respectively. The two players earned spots on the All-C-USA first team as return men, while McCaleb was honored on the league’s all-freshman team and was named to several freshman All-America teams, including The Sporting News. A native of Bay Springs, Miss., Pollard played at Stringer High School and completed an outstanding Golden Eagle playing career in 1997 by helping lead the team to a 9-3 record, a C-USA championship and a Liberty Bowl title. He led the team in tackles with 114, a total that was good for fifth place in the conference. He was in double figures in tackles eight times in 11 games as a senior and had a season-best 13 stops in the season opener at Florida. He finished his Golden Eagle career with 274 tackles, nearly reaching the top 10 on the career tackles list at Southern Miss, and he was named permanent captain his senior season. Pollard, 33, earned his undergraduate degree from Southern Miss in coaching and sport administration in the spring of 1998, and his master’s degree in the fall of 1999. Pollard, and his wife, Kristina, have two sons, Tylor and Klabron.

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Lytrel Pollard is entering his second season with the Tiger football team. He was hired in February 2008 to guide the cornerbacks. This past year, Pollard was part of a defensive staff that helped Memphis improve from 100th to 57th nationally in total defense in just one season. Three of Pollard’s corners ranked in the top 10 on the team in tackles, including junior college transfer D.A. Griffin, who was fourth on the squad with 64 tackles. Griffin, Michael Grandberry and Deante’ Lamar also combined for 14 pass breakups and three interceptions. No stranger to the Tigers or Conference USA, Pollard spent nine seasons on Jeff Bower’s staff at Southern Miss as the defensive backs coach as well as the special teams coordinator. A former standout Golden Eagle linebacker, Pollard had previously worked with linebackers for six years before taking over the defensive backs. In 2007, Pollard guided the USM defensive backs which logged 17 interceptions and was led by C-USA standout Brandon Sumrall. Sumrall totaled six picks for 101 yards and made one return for a touchdown that season, and was named to the All-C-USA first team. He also tied for 18th nationally in intercep-


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JOHN WOZNIAK KNOX COLLEGE, 1999 FIRST SEASON

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John Wozniak is entering his first year as the Tigers’ special teams coordinator. He was hired in June 2009 to replace Garret Chachere. This past season, Wozniak was the special teams coordinator and the tight ends coach at Montana State. In his only season with the Bobcats, all three of Wozniak’s position players earned All-Big Sky Conference Confere honors. Tight end Brandon Bostick led the team in touchdowns and was third t in receptions recept rec p ions despite playing in just seven games, while wh punter Erik Fisher Fis ranked 15th nationall allyy averaging averaging 41.8 4 nationally yards per kick and place ce kicker Jason Ja Cunningham was 13-of-19 9 on field goal g attempts. The punt return u nit bloc unit blocked five punts during the season, seasson, as the squad was 7-5 overall and 5-3 in the Big Sky Conference. “John has an excellent background ba ackgro with special teams and has worked wo orked with w some outstanding teams and coaches som coac at Okl Oklaho a ma State and LSU,” ssaid aid h Oklahoma head coach h Tommy T my West. “I was im Tom mpress impressed with John’s Joh ohn’s knowledge and work worrk ethic. ett He will be be a great fit for our staff f.” staff.” ative of Milwaukee, Wis., W A n native W oznia niakk began began his coaching career carr Wozniak a a lma mater, Knox College Colle e att his alma (Galesbur (Ga urg g , Ill.). I .). He coached Ill d tight t (Galesburg, endss and end and punters punter ters in 1999 before befo ore being elevated elev elevated to o offensive o coord dina a coordinator in 2000. In his four seasons as the offensive coord of dina i tor, the Prairie Prairrie Fire F coordinator, set 15 offensive se offensivve school recordss while w 19 players earned earn ned all-conference honh ors. Wozniak coached or co oach a ed Knox’s all-time all-tt car areer eer leaders in n rushing, touchdown toucchdo career passes,, receiving pas r g yards, receptions recc epti and nd touchdown t uch to hdow d n receptions. rec eceptions. W hile e at Knox ox College, Wozniak W n Woz While also o coached c ached coac d the th men’s golf golf team m to four

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South Division titles and two Midwest Conference titles (2001 & 2003). Wozniak, 32, left Knox College to gain Division I experience in 2004, and served as a graduate assistant coach at Oklahoma State. He worked with the receivers and the special teams unit, and the Cowboys ranked in the top 20 nationally in scoring, rushing and pass efficiency. Following the 2004 season, he worked at LSU for the first of two stops in Baton Rouge. In 2005, he was a graduate assistant at LSU for receivers and special teams. The Tigers finished that season 11-1 and played in the SEC Championship Game before going on to win the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Following the 2005 season, Wozniak coached one year at Georgia Southern where he was responsible for tight ends and special teams. The Eagles led the Southern Conference and ranked 14th nationally in kickoff returns, they also ranked 29th nationally in punt returns. Wozniak coached All-America kick returner Jayson Foster, who went on to win the Walter Payton Award and play in the NFL. Wozniak returned to LSU in 2007 as a quality control coach working with Tiger receivers and quarterbacks. That year, LSU won a National Championship and finished the 2007 season ranked 11th nationally in scoring and rushing offense and ranked 26th in total offense. In his two seasons at LSU, Wozniak worked with six players who went on to play in the NFL. A standout all-conference quarterback and wide receiver at Knox College, Wozniak earned his bachelor’s degree in physics and secondary education in 1999. He received his master’s degree from LSU in 2009.

WOZNIAK AT A GLANCE BORN • March 24, 1977 • Milwaukee, Wis. ALMA MATER • Knox College, 1999 • Bachelor’s degree in secondary education/physics • LSU, 2009 • Master’s degree in kinesiology/sport management COLLEGIATE PLAYING EXPERIENCE • 1995-98: Knox College (QB, WR) COACHING EXPERIENCE • 2009: University of Memphis • 2008: Montana State • 2007/GA: LSU • 2006: Georgia Southern • 2005/GA: LSU • 2004/GA: Oklahoma State • 1999-2003: Knox College RECRUITING AREA • Miami-Dade County, northeast Georgia, Kansas junior colleges


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JOHN FLOWERS SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, 1977 TWENTY-FIFTH SEASON

FOOTBALL OPERATIONS

FLOWERS AT A GLANCE BORN • December 7, 1954 • Fillmore, Ill. ALMA MATER • Southern Illinois, 1977 • Bachelor’s degree in health education COLLEGIATE PLAYING EXPERIENCE • 1973-76: Southern Illinois (DL) FAMILY • Wife - LuAnn • Children - Brittany & Brooke COACHING EXPERIENCE • 1985-Present: University of Memphis • 1978-84: Lincoln High School

guest speaker for Tiger football around the Mid-South and often fills in when West is unavailable. Flowers came to Memphis after serving in the high school coaching ranks for seven years in the state of Illinois. He entered the coaching profession as an assistant coach at Lincoln High School and became the head coach in 1983. His 1984 squad posted a 9-2-0 record and appeared in the state playoffs. A graduate of Southern Illinois University, Flowers played for the Salukis in the 1970s and received his bachelor’s degree in health education from SIU in 1977. As a player, Flowers was nominated for UPI Lineman of the Week after registering 18 tackles, six sacks, one pass break-up and a blocked punt against Northern Illinois University. He lettered for four years for the Southern Illinois defense. Flowers, 54, spends his free time with his family and also enjoys hunting, fishing and playing golf. He and his wife, LuAnn, have two daughters, Brittany and Brooke. Brittany and her husband, Judd Rhodes, have two children, Olivia and Gracie. Brooke is currently teaching at Bon Lin Middle School. She and her husband, Jensen Pilant, have a son, Steele, who was born in March 2009.

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John Flowers is in his 25th season as a member of the Tiger football staff. He came to Memphis in 1985 and currently serves as Tommy West’s director of football operations. In that capacity, he oversees the day-to-day running of the football office, as well as coordinating team travel and camps. Since his arrival in Memphis, Flowers has worked under head coaches Rey Dempsey (1984-85), Charlie Bailey (1986-88), Chuck Stobart (1989-94), Rip Scherer (1995-2000) and West (2001-present). Several years ago, Flowers was involved with the renovation of the Murphy Athletic Complex and the new addition to the complex that included an upgrade to the football locker room as well as position and team meeting rooms, a video suite, an interview room, an expanded athletic training and equipment area and locker rooms for other sports. Flowers is primarily responsible for the movement of the Tiger football team at both home games and road contests. He works hand-in-hand with hotel management in arranging player and staff rooms, as well as team meeting and meals. During Tiger home games, he can be found setting up and hosting the Memphis football recruiting area and welcoming visitors to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. He also serves as a


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TIGER FOOTBALL SUPPORT STAFF JUSTIN CROUSE M U R R AY S TAT E , 1995 THIRD SEASON

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Justin Crouse joined the Tiger support staff in September 2007 and serves as the director of player personnel. In his position, he is responsible for the day-today on-campus recruiting efforts, and is the team’s pro liaison. In addition, he assists John Flowers with football administrative duties. Crouse joined the Tiger staff after serving one season as the assistant director of football relations at the University of Miami. In that capacity, he assisted with on-campus recruiting visits and was the liaison between the team and NFL scouts. Just prior to his stint at Miami, Crouse was an area scout and personal assistant from 2004-06 with the New England Patriots. A native of Murray, Ky., Crouse also has held positions on the college level at Arkansas and Murray State. He began his coaching career at MSU where he worked from 1994-97 as the tight ends/receivers coach. He joined the Razorbacks’ staff in 1998 as the assistant recruiting coordinator and also filled in as the running backs coach from January-May, 2000. He later was named the assistant to head coach Houston Nutt and served in that role for four years. Crouse earned his bachelor’s degree in 1995 in marketing from Murray State, where he was a twoyear letterman at wide receiver. Crouse and his family live in Collierville, Tenn.

SHAWN HOWE R O C K Y M O U N TA I N , 2004 THIRD SEASON G R A D U AT E A S S I S TA N T /O F F E N S E

Shawn Howe is in his third season working with the Tiger football program. In his first two seasons, he worked with the defense. In 2009, he will transition to the offense, and will also guide the Tiger tight ends. Howe came to Memphis after working as a volunteer assistant for one year at N.C. State. While there, he assisted with game-plan development, prepared scouting reports, assisted the defensive line coach and helped with film breakdown. Howe played defensive end and linebacker at College of the Redwoods and earned first-team All-Mid-Empire Conference honors in 2000 and was the team’s Defensive Lineman of the Year. He transferred to Rocky Mountain College and was a two-year starter at defensive end for the Battlin’ Bears. A native of Dallas, Ore., Howe graduated from RMC in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in physical

education and health. Upon completing his eligibility at RMC, Howe served as an assistant coach at his alma mater and worked with the outside linebackers. He was also the film coordinator and regional recruiter for Washington and Oregon. He coached at RMC until January 2006 when he moved to Raleigh, N.C., to work as a volunteer coach at N.C. State.

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at Marshall, she prepared and distributed weekly opponent exchange tapes, supervised student assistants and assisted the video coordinator in the day-to-day operations of the department. She earned her master’s degree in sports administration in May, 2007. Dunnagan got her start in athletics at the University of Virginia while working on a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and sociology. She was a student manager for the football team for two seasons before switching to the video department. She worked three years in video operations and earned her bachelor’s degree in May, 2005.

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BRANDON HAYS G R A D U AT E A S S I S TA N T /V I D E O

Former standout quarterback Martin Hankins is back with the Tigers, serving as a graduate assistant this fall. Hankins lettered two seasons for the Tigers (2006-07) and is second all-time in passing yards with 5,770 yards. He tossed 43 touchdowns in his 23 career games, and had a completion percentage of 61 percent. He was voted as a permanent captain by his teammates during the 2007 season, and was presented the team’s Offensive Player of the Year Award at the banquet that same year. He is the only Tiger in school history to throw for 400-plus yards in a single game, posting a 416-yard effort against East Carolina in 2007. A native of Hattiesburg, Miss., Hankins transferred to Memphis after two seasons at Southeastern Louisiana, where he played for coach Hal Mumme. While at SLU, he threw for 7,777 yards and 65 touchdowns. Hankins earned his bachelor’s degree from the U of M in December 2007 in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in sports management and business communications. He worked in sales with Forest Pharmaceuticals upon his graduation, and in February returned to Hattiesburg to begin taking graduate classes at William Carey College.

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Darby Dunnagan is entering her third season as the Tigers’ video coordinator. Dunnagan’s responsibilities include supervising a staff of student assistants who film football practice on a daily basis and other various athletic events. She also handles football film exchange with Memphis’ opponents and cuts practice video for the coaching staff while utilizing the XOS SportsPro system. Her office also plays a key role in streaming various athletic competitions and press conferences to the Tigers’ official athletic website. A native of Rural Retreat, Va., Dunnagan worked two years as a graduate assistant in the video department at Marshall prior to coming to Memphis. While

TENNESSEE, 2007 FIRST SEASON M A R K E T I N G D I R E C TO R

Brandon Hays is beginning his first year as a fulltime member of the Tiger Athletic staff. After serving this past winter/spring in an interim capacity, he was recommended in July as the marketing director. Hays has been with the department since June 2007 when he was hired as a marketing graduate assistant. He primarily worked with the soccer and women’s basketball programs, and was responsible for the marketing and promotions of those sports at all home events. He also has coordinated all in-game promotions at football and men’s basketball. Most recently, Hays was instrumental in implementing a local Classroom on the Court program with the Memphis City School system that included over 6,000 participants. A native of Knoxville, Tenn., Hays also worked as a student assistant in the marketing department at the University of Tennessee and served as an account executive with the Knoxville Ice Bears from October 2006 through May 2007. Hays earned his bachelor’s degree in sport management from Tennessee in 2007, and completed his master’s degree from the University of Memphis this past May.

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Marc Hohorst joined the athletic department in the summer of 2001 and is entering his ninth season with the U of M. Hohorst is responsible for purchasing, issuing, and maintaining all athletic equipment, as well as supervising several student managers and interns. He also oversees the day-to-day operations of the equipment room at the Murphy Athletic Complex, which services football, baseball, soccer, track, softball and golf.


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Valorie Lott enters her fourth year as an academic counselor for football. Lott works on a daily basis with the football student-athletes in monitoring their progress toward a degree, as well as providing specialized tutoring if needed. Prior to joining the University of Memphis staff, Lott was employed by Student-Athletes Services at Baylor University from 1998-2006. She served in various capacities, including academic advisor for football, study hall supervisor, graduate assistant and tutor. In addition to serving as the football team’s academic counselor, she is a member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletes (N4A). Lott is originally from Terrell, Texas.

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BYU, 2004 FOURTH SEASON M E D I A R E L AT I O N S A S S I S TA N T

Brandon Kolditz is entering his fourth season as an assistant in the media relations office. Prior to being brought on full-time in 2006, he worked two years as a graduate assistant at the U of M. Kolditz’s responsibilities include serving as the media contact for softball and the secondary contact for football, as well as overseeing the design and development of the university’s athletic publications. His involvement in the media guide production has been recognized by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) in its publication contests. Most recently, the 2008-09 Women’s Basketball Media Guide placed third in the nation and the 2007 Football Media Guide placed fourth nationally. A native of Sugar City, Idaho, Kolditz graduated in 2004 from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in public relations. At BYU, he spent a year as an intern in the sports information office working with the baseball team. Kolditz also served a year as the associate sports editor for the university’s award winning daily student newspaper. He earned his master’s degree from Memphis in 2005 in sport and leisure commerce. Kolditz is a member of CoSIDA, the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP). He and his wife Tamara have two children, Shelby (8) and Noah (4).

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Amos Mansfield is in his fifth year as the Tigers’ head athletic trainer, having been hired just prior to spring practice in 2005. A native of Cincinnati, Mansfield spent four years at Southern Miss and was the primary athletic trainer for men’s basketball, while also assisting with football. He received his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from the University of Alabama in 1996, and earned his master’s degree in business administration from Mercer University in 1999. A NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer, Mansfield is licensed by the State of Tennessee as an athletic trainer. Mansfield, whose primary responsibility is the sports medicine needs of the Tiger football program, also served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Mercer from 1996-99. In addition, he designed and implemented the sports medicine program at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, the Southeastern Athletic Trainers Association and the Tennessee Athletic Trainers Association. Mansfield is married to the former Anja Reese of Columbus, Ga. The couple has a daughter, Ava (2); and a son Maddox, who was born in May 2009.

ACADEMIC SERVICES

Dr. Joe Luckey is in his eighth year as the Director of Athletic Academic Services. He and his staff of academic counselors and tutors are instrumental in the success of U of M student-athletes in the classroom. A native of Cincinnati, Luckey came to the U of M from Austin Peay State, where he served as assistant athletic director for academic services. In that capacity, he advised and counseled more than 200 athletes in 15 sports, monitoring their academic progress and eligibility with the goal of making sure each one graduated. He also served as supervisor of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council, a forum for student-athletes to express their opinions and voice their concerns. In 1999, Luckey received the Lan Hewlett Award for outstanding performance as an academic athletic advisor. A 1991 graduate of the University of Dayton, Luckey earned a master’s degree from Indiana University (1992), an education specialist degree from Austin Peay (1996), and a doctor of education degree from Tennessee State University (1999). Before joining Austin Peay in 1992, he worked in athletics at Indiana University and the University of Dayton. He and his wife, Melissa, have three sons: Adam, Tyler and Ryan.

FRED QUARLES I N D I A N A S TAT E , 2 0 0 6 FOURTH SEASON ACADEMIC SERVICES

Fred Quarles is in his fourth year as an academic counselor for Tiger football. Quarles works on a daily basis with the football student-athletes in monitoring their progress toward a degree, as well as providing specialized tutoring if needed. Prior to joining the University of Memphis staff, Quarles was a graduate assistant in the academic service department for two years at Indiana State, where he worked with students on academic probation at the university. In addition, he worked in the academic service department as a student-athlete mentor for two years. While a student at Indiana State, Quarles was a three-time letterwinner on the football team. In addition, he was a first-team recipient of the Arthur Ashe Jr. Award. Quarles is originally from Indianapolis, Ind.

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In November 2008, the University of Memphis entered into a lucrative five-year contract with Nike, and Hohorst has taken on additional responsibilities of handling the increased inventory. During the fall of 2002, the Athletic Department suffered a major loss when a fire on Halloween morning destroyed the turf room and most of the Tigers’ football equipment. Hohorst received high marks and praise for gathering game day equipment from other universities in the area and preparing the football team for its next contest. A native of Lafayette, La., Hohorst joined the U of M staff from Arkansas State, where he was the supervisor of equipment for three years. Prior to his duties at ASU, Hohorst worked for one year at his college alma mater, the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, in a game management capacity. He worked various ULL events, serving as the visiting team host and organizing ticket sales and records. Hohorst graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now called ULL) in 1997 with a degree in physical education. He received his Louisiana teaching certification that same year and served as a substitute teacher in 1997 and 1998 at Youngsville Middle School. While at ULL, Hohorst also assisted in the equipment room as a student and worked both the NCAA softball regional tournament and Sun Belt Conference baseball tournament as a tournament official. He spent one year with the Lafayette Swamp Cats as the head equipment manager.


2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL JENNIFER RODRIGUES

SHERRI SCHWARTZ

U L - L A FAY E T T E , 1995

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TWELFTH SEASON

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Jennifer Rodrigues is in her 12th year as a full-time member of the U of M Athletic Department. She was elevated to Director of Athletic Media Relations at the start of the 2004 football season, and was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations this past spring. Rodrigues is responsible for the publicity and promotion of the U of M football team, as well as overseeing the Athletic Media Relations Office. In 2005, she spearheaded a highly-publicized Heisman campaign for DeAngelo Williams. In May 2008, Rodrigues was presented the Scoop Hudgins Outstanding SID Award by the All-American Football Foundation. A member of CoSIDA since 1991, Rodrigues’ 2007 football media guide ranked fourth in the country and No. 1 in the district by the organization. For the last five years, Rodrigues has served as the media coordinator of the C-USA Basketball Tournament hosted at FedExForum. In March 2000, she was the assistant media coordinator of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament/1st and 2nd Rounds, and a year later, served as the media coordinator for the NCAA Women’s Basketball Mideast Regional. In 2002, she volunteered at the Mideast Regional hosted by Marquette University. In March 2009, Rodrigues served as the media coordinator for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship South Regional, and will work in the same capacity for the 2010 Women’s Basketball Regional at FedExForum. A 1995 graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette), Rodrigues joined the Tiger staff after serving two years as an assistant media relations director at Mississippi State, where she was the contact for women’s basketball and softball. She also assisted in the game-day operations for football, volleyball and men’s basketball. Prior to Mississippi State, Rodrigues served as assistant SID for women’s athletics at Northern Arizona University. She also served as interim SID at NAU and handled men’s basketball and football prior to accepting the job at MSU. The New Orleans, La., native received her bachelor’s degree in journalism at ULL, where she was a student assistant in the sports information office from 1991-95. There she was the media contact for volleyball and the nationally-ranked Lady Cajun softball team. She is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America. Rodrigues and her husband Mike have a six-yearold daughter, Ally.

O F F I C E C O O R D I N AT O R

Sherri Schwartz, who is the Tiger football office coordinator, is in her ninth season working in the Tiger front office. Schwartz handles the day-to-day administration of the football office, and also has extensive duties with recruiting. She is responsible for sending out recruiting mail-outs, as well as inputting pertinent information in the recruiting database. Schwartz also coordinates the recruits and their families when they are on campus for home football games. A native Memphian, Schwartz and her husband, Steve, have two sons: Steven and Michael.

MIKE STARK M E M P H I S , 19 7 2 TENTH SEASON DIRECTOR

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Mike Stark, who lettered for the Tigers under former head coach Billy J. Murphy during the early 1970s, is in his 10th year as the director of strength and conditioning. Stark is responsible for the strength and conditioning programs of the football, men’s soccer, baseball and track teams at the Murphy Athletic Complex. He is credited with beginning the Iron Tiger Awards to honor the strength milestones of the Tiger football players. A native Memphian, Stark was elected to the Missouri Valley All-Centennial Team in 2007. An All-American on the Tiger offensive line, Stark was selected to the All-Missouri Valley Conference Freshman Team in 1968 and received All-MVC honors for the next three seasons. Stark came to the University of Memphis after serving as defensive coordinator and head strength coach at Cordova High School for two years (199899). He also worked as the head wrestling coach for the Wolfpack. Prior to joining the staff at Cordova High, Stark spent 10 years as the defensive coordinator and strength coach at Bartlett High School. During his tenure at Bartlett, the Panthers posted an 8739 record, made seven appearances in the state playoffs and reached the quarterfinals four times. As the strength coach, his teams won eight City Weightlifting Championships and three Tennessee Weightlifting Championships. Stark began his coaching and strength career at Trezevant High School in Memphis. From 1983-89, the Bears posted a 42-8 record, made the state playoffs three times and won a state championship. A graduate of the U of M, Stark lettered as a Tiger offensive lineman from 1969-71. In addition to his Missouri Valley honors, he also received AllMidlands accolades as a junior and senior and was named an All-American by the Associated Press,

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UPI and Kickoff Magazine as a senior. He received his bachelor’s degree in education in 1972. Stark and his wife, Cindy, have two children, a daughter, Keelie (22), and a son, Cody (13).

BOB WINN MEMPHIS, 1974 T H I R T Y -F I F T H S E A S O N A S S O C I AT E AD/ E X T E R N A L A F FA I R S

Bob Winn, a native of Roanoke, Va., is in his 35th year with the U of M athletic department. For 17 years, Winn served as Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations, and in May 2004 was elevated to Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs. In his new position, Winn is responsible for overseeing the departments of athletic media relations and marketing as well as both the men’s and women’s golf programs and the spirit squads. He also manages outside contracts, such as those with Champion Awards and Collegiate Licensing, and maintains the partnership with Tiger Sports Properties, a division of Learfield Communications. The chairman of the Conference USA Sports Information Directors in 1995-96, Winn is a 1974 graduate of the University of Memphis, holding a bachelor’s degree in journalism. In October 2007, the U of M Journalism Alumni Club presented him the Herbert Lee Williams Award. During his tenure with the Tigers, Winn promoted 26 football All-Americans, including national award winners Joe Allison, who received the Lou Groza Award in 1993, and Ryan White, who was named to the 2000 Playboy All-American squad; 12 basketball All-Americans; five baseball All-Americans; and three track All-Americans. In addition, Winn served as host for four NCAA Regionals, six NIT Tournaments, five Metro Conference Tournaments, one Great Midwest Conference Tournament and two C-USA Tournaments. He also served as the official scorer for the Women’s NCAA East Regional Golf Tournament in Memphis. During the spring of 2003, he served as the interim head golf coach for the Memphis men’s team and witnessed his team placing sixth in the Coastal Carolina Tournament and seventh in the C-USA Championships. Winn was inducted into the All-American Football Foundation Hall of Fame in May 1998, receiving the Scoop Hudgins Award for media relations. In addition to his duties with the U of M, Winn has served as the media coordinator for the PGA Tour stop in Memphis, the St. Jude Classic, for 35 years and has assisted with the press box operation for the annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl, which is played in Memphis. A 1966 graduate of Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke, Winn is a long time member of CoSIDA. He and his wife, Susan, have a daughter, Casey, who is a 2005 graduate of the U of M.


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2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL MICHAEL ANTONESCU

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- 1L 6 - 4 • 290 RIDGELAND, MISS. RIDGELAND HS OFFENSIVE LINE

2008 Lettered in 2008 after playing in the first four games of the season, primarily as a member of the special teams unit... Worked with the PAT and field goal units. 2007 Redshirted during the 2007 season as a true freshman... Received the 2007 Rex Dockery Memorial Scholarship which is presented to the incoming Tiger football signee who exemplifies the football ideals of the former coach.

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ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Was a member of the Tiger 3.0 Club for three semesters (fall ‘07, spring ‘08, spring ‘09)...Named to the 2007-08 Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll...Earned the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal for 2007-08... Was a member of the U of M Dean’s List for fall 2007. PREP Was a three-year letterwinner for coach Kenny Burton on the offensive line at Ridgeland High…Named first-team all-state by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger as a senior…Also named first-team all-metro and all-district…Did not give up a sack in two years as a starter on the o-line…Credited with a season-high 15 pancakes against Yazoo City in ‘06… Finished his senior season with 135 pancake blocks… Played in the Mississippi-Alabama High School All-Star game…Listed as one of the Top 25 Most Wanted Recruits in Mississippi by the Jackson Clarion Ledger…Named to the all-metro and all-district teams in 2005…Played center on the basketball team for three seasons…Was a member of the academic decathlon team for two years. PERSONAL Michael Gabriel Antonescu is the son of the late Jill Antonescu…Born November 27, 1988, in New York…His daughter, Georgia Rea Antonescu, was born on March 17, 2008...His grandfather, Jack Salveson, was a pitcher for the New York Giants and was the youngest player in Major League Baseball during the 1933 season.

Sophomore Cam Baker played in nine of 13 games at wide receiver as a redshirt-freshman i n 2 0 0 8 . first collegiate appearance at wide receiver in the fourth quarter of the season opener against Ole Miss...Made his first career reception for a six-yard gain against Louisville... Caught a 10-yard reception against UCF in the fourth quarter to the UCF 6 that led to a Memphis touchdown... Received the Chris Faros Most Improved award at the 2009 Blue-Gray Game. 2007 Redshirted during the 2007 season as a true freshman. PREP Lettered as a wide receiver for coach Clinton Gore at Osceola High…Caught 32 passes for 715 yards and 12 touchdowns for a team that primarily worked out of a wishbone offense…Named All-American and all-conference… Led team to an 11-2 record in 2006…Registered 926 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns on 27 receptions as a junior…Had one of his best games against Harrisburg in which he had four catches, three of which were for TDs and also totaled two interceptions on defense…Logged 46 tackles, seven interceptions and two fumble recoveries in 2005…Finished his career with more than 1,700 receiving yards and 36 TDs…Also ran track and played basketball…Named all-conference and all-state in track while competing as a sprinter…Won the state title in the 100-meter and 200-meter events. PERSONAL Cameron Baker is the son of Melvin and Jacquelline Baker…Born October 28, 1988, in Blytheville, Ark…. Brother, Chris Baker, plays football for the Arkansas Razorbacks…His godfather, Maurice Carthon was a star at A Arkansas State and later went on to play for the New York Giants as a fullback.

collegiate debut in the fourth quarter of the road game at East Carolina after injuries to quarterbacks Arkelon Hall and Will Hudgens...Registered three pass attempts with one completion for a loss of six yards...Ran the ball four times for 28 yards with a long of 15...Accounted for two touchdowns (1 pass, 1 rush) against Southern Miss...Completed nine of 10 passes for 107 yards and a touchdown... Rushed for 51 yards on 10 attempts and a touchdown... Threw a three-yard pass to Carlos Singleton to end the second quarter for his first career passing touchdown... Began a 54-yard hook-and-ladder play in the first quarter that began with a pass to Earnest Williams for a loss of four yards and ended with a pitch back to Curtis Steele for a 59-yard gain...Scored his first career rushing touchdown on an 11-yard run on the next play...Five of his 10 rushes were for a first down or a touchdown and three were 10 yard runs or longer...Six of his nine completions were for a first down or a touchdown...Suffered a knee injury late in the third quarter after a six-yard rush for a first down... Had surgery in November ‘08 to repair a torn ACL and was limited during the spring session...Is expected to return to the field in the fall. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Was a member of the Tiger 3.0 Club for the fall 2008 and spring 2009 semesters...Named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for 2008-09. PREP A dual-threat quarterback for coach Steve Collins at Stockbridge High School...Ranked No. 73 nationally among

BAKER’S CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS Y NO YDS AVG TDS LG YR G/S 2008 9/0 2 16 8.0 0 10 BAKER’S CAREER HIGH Receptions:.............................1 vs. Louisville, UCF (‘08) Receiving Yards: ................................... 10 vs. UCF (‘08) Long Reception: .................................. 10 VS. UCF (‘08) So p h o m o re Mi chael A n t onescu saw action in four g a m e s i n 2 0 0 8 as a f r eshman.

CAM BAKER

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- 1L 6 - 0 • 170 OSCEOLA, ARK. OSCEOLA HS WIDE RECEIVER

2008 Played in nine of 13 games at wide receiver...Finished the season with two receptions for 16 yards...Made his

TYLER BASS

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S O P H O M O R E - 1L 6-3 • 22 0 A T L A N TA , G A . S T O C K B R I D G E HS QUARTERBACK

2008 Enrolled in the summer session of classes in July after asking for and being granted a release by Maryland, which he signed with in Feb. ‘08...Joined the Tigers for the start of fall camp on August 8...Saw game action as a true freshman due to injuries at quarterback...Played in two games before suffering a season-ending knee injury...Made his

Tyler Bass saw action in two game s a s a t r u e freshman in 2008 before suffering a n i n j u r y.


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2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL

quarterbacks by Scout.com...Tabbed No. 57 nationally among athletes by Scouts, Inc....A two-year starter at quarterback...Completed 99 of 181 passes for 1,203 yards and 12 touchdowns with only three interceptions his senior season...Also rushed for 606 yards and 11 touchdowns on 81 carries...Threw for 1,200 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2006 when he led an offense which averaged 30 points per game. PERSONAL Tyler Bass is the son of Harold and Debbie Bass...Born Dec. 20, 1989, in Honolulu, Hawaii. YR 2008

BASS’ CAREER PASSING STATISTICS G/S ATT COMP YDS INT TD LG 2/0 13 10 101 1 1 14

YR 2008

BASS’ CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS G/S NO YDS AVG TDS LG 2/0 14 79 5.6 1 15

BASS’ GAME-BY-GAME PASSING OPPONENT ATT 10/18/08 East Carolina 3 10/25/08 Southern Miss 10 NO 4 10

YDS 28 51

YDS (-6) 107

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JOSH BOOKER

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6- 2 • 210 MEMPHIS, TENN. F I R S T A S S E M B LY C H R I S T I A N PUNTER

2008 Joined the Tigers at the start of fall camp...Worked as a punter...Redshirted in 2008. PREP Played for coach Phillip Spain at First Assembly Christian School...Was an all-state and all-region honoree in football, basketball and baseball...Totaled 2,500 yards rushing and 2,500 passing yards at FACS...Was a finalist for the Commercial Appeal’s Best of the Preps award for the private school division in 2007...Also a finalist for Mr. Football honors as a running back in 2005.

2006 Redshirted during the 2006 season. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Was a member of the Tiger 3.0 Club for the fall 2007 semester. PREP Played for coach Don Shockley at North Clayton HS… Earned four letters in football and was a three-year

PERSONAL Winston Bowens is the son of Gayle Bowens...Born December 9, 1987, in College Park, Ga. BOWENS’ CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT 2007 7/6 15 24 39 1 0 1 1.5-2 0-0 0-0 2008 13/11 21 34 55 0 0 0 6.5-19 2-12 0-0 Total 20/17 36 58 94 1 0 1 8-21 2-12 0-0 BOWENS’ CAREER HIGHS Tackles:..................................9 vs. Ole Miss, MTSU (‘07) Solo Tackles: ......................4 vs. Middle Tennessee (‘07) Assisted Tackles: ...............................7 vs. Ole Miss (‘07) Tackles for Loss: .............. 1.5 vs. MTSU (‘07), Marshall (‘08) Forced Fumbles:................................1 vs. Ole Miss (‘07) Pass Breakups: ........................................1 vs. Rice (‘07) Sacks: ............................... 1 vs. Nicholls St., Tulane (‘08)

BOWENS’ GAME-BY-GAME DEFENSE 9/1/07* 9/15/07* 9/22/07* 9/27/07* 10/2/07 10/13/07* 10/20/07* 10/27/07 11/3/07 11/10/07 11/17/07 11/24/07 12/21/07 8/30/08* 9/6/08* 9/13/08* 9/20/08* 9/27/08* 10/2/08* 10/10/08* 10/18/08 10/25/08* 11/8/08 11/22/08* 11/29/08* 12/20/08*

OPPONENT UT Ole Miss 2 JSU 2 UCF 1 Arkansas St. 3 Marshall 0 MTSU 4 Rice 3 Tulane East Carolina Southern Miss UAB SMU Florida Atlantic Ole Miss 0 Rice 2 Marshall 3 Nicholls State 3 Arkansas State 2 UAB 3 Louisville 1 East Carolina 1 Southern Miss 0 SMU 0 UCF 1 Tulane 2 USF 3

PERSONAL Joshua Zane Booker is the son of John and Wanda Booker... Born October 31, 1988, in Memphis.

WINSTON BOWENS

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- 2L 6- 0 • 250 COLLEGE PARK, GA. N O R T H C L AY T O N H S LINEBACKER

2008 Played in all 13 games with 11 starts at middle linebacker... Ranked fifth on the team in tackles with 55, and third in tackles for loss with 6.5 for minus 19 yards...Logged at least five tackles in six games...Registered a TFL in each of the final three contests...Tied for third in sacks with two for a total loss

Junior Winston Bowens ranked fifth on the team in tackles with 55 in 2008.

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5 1 5 2 4 1 2 3 3 0 2 4 2

TT TFL SK FF PB INT 9 0-0 0-0 1 0 0-0 6 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 8 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 9 1.5-2 0-0 0 0 0-0 6 0-0 0-0 0 1 0-0 Injured - DNP Injured - DNP Injured - DNP Injured - DNP Injured - DNP Injured - DNP 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 3 .5-1 0-0 0 0 0-0 8 1.5-3 0-0 0 0 0-0 5 1.0-4 1-4 0 0 0-0 6 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 4 .5-1 0-0 0 0 0-0 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 3 1-1 0-0 0 0 0-0 6 1-8 1-8 0 0 0-0 5 1-1 0-0 0 0 0-0

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RUSHING OPPONENT 10/18/08 East Carolina 10/25/08 Southern Miss

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2007 Played in seven games at middle linebacker and was sidelined for the final six contest with a knee injury...Opened the season as the starter at MLB for the first four games of the season...Led the Tigers in tackles in his first career game in the season opener with Ole Miss...Registered nine stops with a forced fumble in the game...Forced fumble in the first quarter on the Memphis 6-yard line stopped a potential Ole Miss score and was recovered by Quinton McCrary in the endzone...Tigers had a chance to score as a result of the turnover and moved the ball to the Ole Miss 13-yard line before turning the ball over on a fumble...Credited with six tackles against Jacksonville State...Had just one stop versus UCF, but returned the next game for eight tackles, which was second on the team, against Arkansas State... Tied for the team lead in tackles against Middle Tennessee and matched a season high with nine, including four solo stops, a quarterback hurry and 1.5 TFLs...Logged six tackles with a pass breakup against Rice before suffering a knee injury...Was hoping for a return to the field for the New Orleans Bowl but was unable to play in the post-season contest...Ended the season ranked 10th in tackles with 39 despite missing the last six games...Credited with five or more tackles in five of the seven games he played in... Knee injury did not require surgery...Was back on the field during spring workouts following rehabilitation with Tiger athletic training staff.

starter…Totaled 116 tackles, three pass breakups and one interception in 2005…Helped squad to a 7-3 record that season…Also rushed for more than 300 yards and six touchdowns as a senior…Honored as the team’s Defensive Player of the Year in ‘05…Logged more than 100 tackles in each of his last three seasons…Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution All-Clayton/Henry Defensive first-team…Was an all-state honorable mention pick…Selected to compete in the North/South All-Star game…Named Linebacker of the Year…Honored with the Captain’s Award in ‘05…Participated in the Athens NIKE training camp…Led team to a 10-0 record in 2004, as well as the 4A region and sub-region championship… Also a member of the track team…Was a county and region champion in the shot put, and county champion and regional runner up in the discus.

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BASS’ CAREER HIGHS Pass Attempts:........................10 vs. Southern Miss (‘08) Completions:.............................9 vs. Southern Miss (‘08) Long Completion: ...................14 vs. Southern Miss (‘08) Interceptions: ............................. 1 vs. East Carolina (‘08) Touchdown Passes:..................1 vs. Southern Miss (‘08) Rushing Yards: .......................51 vs. Southern Miss (‘08) Rushing Attempts: ..................10 vs. Southern Miss (‘08) Long Run: ................................ 15 vs. East Carolina (‘08) Rushing Touchdowns: ..............1 vs. Southern Miss (‘08)

of 12 yards...Averaged 4.2 tackles per game...Tallied five assisted stops against Ole Miss in a start at middle linebacker... Logged a season-high eight stops and matched a career best with 1.5 TFL for minus three yards against Marshall... Registered the first sack of his career and matched his 2008 game high with three solo tackles versus Nicholls State... Second on the team in tackles with five for the game...Made four tackles with three solo stops against UAB...Three of his four tackles resulted in two yards or less...Made a solo stop on third down short of a first down in the second quarter to force the Blazers to punt...Against ECU, did not start for the first time this season and played a more reserved role after suffering a leg injury against Louisville...Had four tackles with three assisted stops...Assisted on a tackle for a loss of two yards...All four tackles resulted in gains of one yard or less... Did not see action defensively versus SMU due to the Tigers utilizing six and seven DBs in the game...Did see limited time with the special teams unit...Registered three tackles versus UCF...Teamed with Alton Starr on a tackle for a loss of three yards on third down in the fourth quarter...Also assisted on a tackle for a loss of a yard...All three tackles were for no gain or lost yardage...Logged six tackles with a sack against Tulane...Sacked Kevin Moore for a loss of eight yards in the first quarter...All six tackles were for gains of eight yards or less...Tallied five stops, including three solo tackles in the St. Petersburg Bowl...Four of his five tackles limited USF to one or fewer yards, and none of his five allowed a first down.


2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL

J u n io r K e e n a n B r a t cher was a n All-Conference U S A p ic k in 2 0 0 8 .

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KEENAN BRATCHER

#52

J U N I O R - 2L 6- 2 • 235 MILAN, TENN. MILAN HS DEEP SNAPPER

2008 Was an All-Conference USA Honorable Mention pick in 2008...Played in all 13 games on special teams as the deep snapper...Credited with two assisted tackles...Recorded an assisted tackle on special teams at East Carolina... Assisted on a tackle after a Memphis punt versus Tulane... Has not had an errant snap in two seasons with the Tigers. 2007 Named to both the Conference USA Coaches and Media All-Freshmen Teams...One of just four true freshmen to see game action in 2007...Played in nine of the Tigers’ 13 games as a member of the special teams unit...Played a key role as a long snapper for the PAT and field goal units...Did not have a single errant snap as a freshman... Handled 29 PAT snaps, including a season-high seven in triple overtime victory over SMU...Handled snapping responsibilities on 17 field goal attempts...Also worked snaps for the punt team throughout the season when Will Hudgens was in the game at quarterback...Credited with a tackle on a Tiger punt in the fourth quarter of the New Orleans Bowl. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Was a member of the Tiger 3.0 Club for the fall 2008 semester. PREP Lettered three years as an offensive lineman for coach Jeff Morris at Milan High…Helped the 2006 squad to a 12-2 record and an appearance in the TSSAA Class 2A playoff semifinals…Served as a team captain as a senior… Played offensive guard and tackle as well as defensive tackle in 2006…Named All-Region 7-AA as a lineman in ‘06…Named team’s MVP Offensive Lineman…Also lined up at center in 2005. PERSONAL Keenan Cole Bratcher is the son of Steve Bratcher....Born April 6, 1989, in Jackson, Tenn.

JADA BROWN

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- 3L 6 - 2 • 265 COLLEGE PARK, GA. BANNEKER HS DEFENSIVE LINE

2008 Played in all 13 games with 12 starts on the defensive line at right end...Tied for third on the team in sacks with two...

Closed out the season with 24 tackles, 13 of which were solo stops...Registered multiple tackles in seven games... Started the Ole Miss game on the defensive front at right end and logged one tackle for a loss of a yard...Assisted on one tackle for lost yardage against Rice, combining with Winston Bowens in the third quarter...Logged a season high four tackles, two of which were solo stops, versus Arkansas State...Matched his season high with four tackles and two solo stops against UAB...Logged his first sack of the season for a 10-yard loss in the third quarter that resulted in a three-and-out for the Blazers...Had two tackles with a pass breakup against Louisville...Deflected a pass by Hunter Cantwell that was intercepted by Deante Lamar in the first quarter and led to a Memphis touchdown...Both tackles resulted in gains of a yard or less...Again matched his season high with four tackles versus ECU...Sacked Rob Kass for a loss of nine yards in the third quarter...The four tackles resulted in a combined loss of four yards...Forced his first career fumble in the first quarter against Tulane... Memphis recovered the ball at the Tulane 40 and went on to score on the ensuing drive. 2007 Played in all 13 games on the defensive line...Logged at least one tackle in all but the Rice contest...Tied for third on the team in sacks with two...Registered two tackles in the season opener against Ole Miss...Also had a pass breakup versus the Rebels...Credited with his first career sack versus Arkansas State...Dropped ASU’s Corey Leonard for a loss of 10 yards that brought up 4th-and-24 and a punt situation...Logged second sack of the season against Marshall...Dropped Bernard Morris for a loss of a yard in the first quarter...Matched a career high with four tackles against Middle Tennesee, including a career best three solo stops and a tackle for a loss of a yard...Dropped MTSU’s Dwight Dasher for a loss of a yard on 2nd-and-4 from the Memphis 24 yard-line late in the fourth quarter...Two plays later forced Middle to turn the ball over on downs with a key tackle on 4th-and-5 from the Memphis 23...Registered multiple tackles in the next four straight games...Closed out the season with a career-high five tackles, including four solo stops, in the New Orleans Bowl...Finished the season with 27 tackles and had multiple tackles in eight games. 2006 Played in 10 of the Tigers’ 12 games in 2006...Missed UAB contest with a shoulder injury...Made his collegiate debut against Ole Miss and totaled one tackle in the game... Logged four tackles against Tennessee...Started against Arkansas State at right end and was credited with two tackles...Matched his season high with four stops against Tulsa in his second start of the season...Recorded two tackles against USM and another four against UCF a week later...Tallied one stop versus Houston in the Tigers’ final home game...Recovered a UTEP fumble forced by Van Houston in the win over the Miners...Ended the season with 18 tackles...Was one of the recipients of the Chris Faros Most Improved Player Awards for Spring 2007.

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BROWN'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles:....................................5 vs. Florida Atlantic (‘07) Solo Tackles: ...........................4 vs. Florida Atlantic (‘07) Assisted Tackles: .................... 3, 4 times; last vs. ECU (‘08) TFLs: ................................. 1, 7 times; last vs. ECU (‘08) Sacks: ................................ 1, 4 times; last vs. ECU (‘08) Pass Breakups: ................1, 3 times; last vs. Louisville (‘08) Fumbles Recovered: .............................1 vs. UTEP (‘06) Forced Fumbles:.................................. 1 vs. Tulane (‘08)

BROWN’S GAME-BY-GAME DEFENSE 9/3/06 9/9/06 9/30/06 10/14/06* 10/21/06* 10/28/06 11/5/06 11/11/06 11/18/06 11/25/06 9/1/07 9/15/07 9/22/07 9/27/07 10/2/07 10/13/07 10/20/07 10/27/07 11/3/07 11/10/07 11/17/07 11/24/07 12/21/07 8/30/08* 9/6/08* 9/13/08* 9/20/08 9/27/08* 10/2/08* 10/10/08* 10/18/08* 10/25/08* 11/8/08* 11/22/08* 11/29/08* 12/20/08*

OPPONENT UT Ole Miss 1 Chattanooga 0 Tennessee 1 Arkansas St. 0 Tulsa 1 Marshall 0 Southern Miss 0 UCF 1 Houston 0 UTEP 0 Ole Miss 0 JSU 0 UCF 0 Arkansas St. 1 Marshall 1 MTSU 3 Rice 0 Tulane 2 East Carolina 1 Southern Miss 1 UAB 1 SMU 1 Florida Atlantic 4 Ole Miss 1 Rice 0 Marshall 1 Nicholls State 0 Arkansas State 2 UAB 2 Louisville 1 East Carolina 1 Southern Miss 2 SMU 2 UCF 0 Tulane 1 USF 0

AT 0 0 3 2 3 0 2 3 1 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 1

TT 1 0 4 2 4 0 2 4 1 0 2 2 1 1 1 4 0 3 2 2 3 1 5 1 1 2 0 4 4 2 4 2 2 0 1 1

TFL 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 .5-1 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-10 1-1 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 .5-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-10 0-0 1-9 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

SK FR 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 1 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 1-10 0 1-1 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-10 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-9 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

2005 Joined the Tigers after originally signing with Ole Miss... Left Ole Miss in August...Was not eligible to play in 2005 because of transfer rules, but was allowed to practice with the team. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Earned recognition in Tiger 3.0 Club for spring 2006 semester. PREP Lettered for four years at Banneker High School under coach James Fletcher...Selected as team captain...Credited with 96 tackles, including 12 QB sacks, as a senior... Was an all-city, all-metro, and Super 11 selection...Also named Super 11 Player of the Week...Lettered in wrestling and track...Helped track squad to a regional championship...Was captain of his wrestling team and had 20-3 record in the heavyweight division. PERSONAL Jada Lynn Brown is the son of Walter and Juliette Brown... Born September 10, 1986. BROWN'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT 2006 10/2 4 14 18 0 1-0 0 1.5-2 0-0 0-0 2007 13/0 15 12 27 2 0-0 0 3-12 2-11 0-0 2008 13/12 13 11 24 1 0-0 1 3.5-20 2-19 0-0 Total 36/14 32 37 69 3 1-0 1 8-34 4-30 0-0

Senior Jada Brown started all but o n e g a m e i n 2008 on the defensive line at righ t e n d .

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2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL DUKE CALHOUN

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J u n io r C har l i e B r y ant was p resented one of the Gl e n n J ones Awar d s i n t he 2009 Blue-Gray Game.

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R-JUNIOR

- 2L 6- 6 • 300 COLLIERVILLE, TENN. F I R S T A S S E M B LY C H R I S T I A N DEFENSIVE LINE

2007 Named the Memphis Co-Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year at the 2007 post-season banquet...Participated in five of the team’s 13 games...Came in on the defense against Jacksonville State, UCF, Arkansas State, East Carolina and Florida Atlantic...Credited with his only tackle of the season, a solo stop, in the fourth quarter of the New Orleans Bowl...Had a productive spring practice session... Credited with three tackles and a fumble recovery in the 2008 Blue-Gray Game. 2006 Joined the Tigers in August 2006 and redshirted as a true freshman...Made the transition from offensive line to defensive line during spring workouts. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for four semesters (spring ‘06, ‘08 & ‘09; and fall ‘08)...Named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for 2008-09...Earned recognition on the U of M Dean’s List for fall ‘08. PREP Lettered four years for coach Philip Spain at First Assembly Christian School…Was primarily utilized as an offensive lineman…Selected as a member of the All-Shelby-Metro Team in 2004 and 2005…Selected as a team captain his senior season…Named Division 2 Class A all-state his last two seasons…FACS advanced to the playoffs all four of Bryant’s seasons…Also lettered in basketball and was named all-metro in 2004...Was also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Honor Society while at FACS...Participated on the chess team. PERSONAL Charles Edward Bryant III is the son of Charles and Nancy Bryant...Born September 11, 1987, in Memphis, Tenn. BRYANT'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT 2007 5/0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2008 12/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 Total 17/0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Senior Duke Calhoun is the fastest Tiger to amass 2,000 yards receiving and has totaled 2 , 0 5 8 .

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2008 Played in 12 of 13 games in limited action on the defensive line and special teams...Was presented one of the Glenn Jones Awards at the 2009 Blue-Gray Game...The award is given to players who lead through desire, dedication and courage.

2008 Named to the preseason All-Conference USA Team... Played in all 13 games at wide receiver with one start against Marshall...Ranked second on the team in receptions (40) and third in receiving yards (487)...Tallied five or more receptions in four games...Caught four passes for 43 yards and a long of 23 in the season opener against Ole Miss... Registered three receptions for 46 yards for a 15.3 yard per catch average against Rice...Caught two-straight passes for a combined 38 yards in the first quarter...Converted on an eight-yard pass on third down in the second quarter on a U of M touchdown drive...Tallied a season-high 72 yards receiving on five receptions against Marshall...Long catch of the game was a 22 yarder...Logged five catches for 50 yards versus Nicholls State...Also notched his first touchdown reception of the season off a 10-yard toss from Arkelon Hall in the third quarter...Totaled two receptions for 47 yards against Arkansas State...Picked up a 30yard reception in the fourth quarter that led to a Memphis touchdown...Logged two receptions for 27 yards versus UAB...Had a 21-yard catch in the fourth quarter on the game-winning field goal drive...Tallied five receptions for

2007 Played in 12 of 13 games and started the last nine contests...Finesse receiver who led the team in receptions (62) and receiving yards (890) as a sophomore...Recorded 100-plus yards receiving in four of the last seven games... Averaged 93.3 yards in the final seven games of the season...Registered five or more receptions in six of his 12 games...Totaled 12 plays of 20 or more yards in 2007 and five for 40-plus yards...Scored in three of the last six games...Averaged 74.2 yards per game...Ranked sixth in Conference USA (48th nationally) in receiving yards per game and sixth (62nd nationally) in receptions per game (5.2)...Ranked fourth on the team in scoring among nonkickers with 32 points...Opened his sophomore season with a career-high 10 receptions against Ole Miss...Had 87 yards with a touchdown and was on the receiving end of a two-point conversion in the game...Half of his catches against the Rebels were for first down yardage...Caught an eight-yard touchdown pass from Martin Hankins with 31 seconds remaining in the game versus the Rebels to get the Tigers within two points...Tallied just one catch for 20 yards versus Jacksonville State...Sat out the UCF game with a knee injury that ultimately resulted in him requiring surgery at the conclusion of the season...Returned to the field and had just two receptions for five yards against Arkansas State...Led the team with six receptions and 74 yards against Marshall with a long of 30...Led the team for the second straight game with 51 receiving yards and a touchdown on four receptions versus Middle Tennessee... Scored his second TD of the season in the first quarter against MTSU off a 19-yard pass from Will Hudgens... Became the first Memphis player during the 2007 season to reach the century mark in receiving yards with 119 yards on four receptions against Rice...Had a long reception of 49 yards in the contest...Scored the winning touchdown against Tulane and had 39 yards on five receptions...Hauled in the five-yard TD pass from Martin Hankins with 36 seconds remaining in the game...The play was reviewed and stood as a touchdown as originally called...Registered 100-plus yards in the next three straight games...Tallied 107 yards on eight receptions with a touchdown against East Carolina... Was forced to make a tackle against the Pirates on a Tiger interception...Touchdown was off a 14-yard pass from Hankins with just over a minute remaining in the second

PLAYERS

CHARLIE BRYANT

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS Holds Memphis school record with seven career 100-yard games...Will open the 2009 season on a 37-game receiving g sstreak, which is also a school record...The receiving streak will rank third nationally among active streaks heading into w ‘09...Has caught a pass in each of his 37 career games in a Tiger uniform...Has caught multiple passes in 33 of his 37 career games...Is the fastest Tiger receiver in school 3 history to amass 2,000 yards receiving, accomplishing the ffeat in 35 career games...Earnest Gray tallied his 2,000th yyard in the 43rd game of his career (1978); and Damien Dodson recorded his 2,000th yard in the 39th game of his ccareer (1999)...Ranks second in career receptions with 144 and third in career yards with 2,058...Needs just four receptions and 66 yards to hold school records in both categories...Has hauled in 14 career touchdowns in three seasons to rank sixth all-time...Also ranks tied for second in single-game receptions with 10 against Ole Miss in 2007 and holds the U of M single-game record for average gain per reception with 39.8 yards after logging four catches for 159 yards versus UAB in 2007...The 159 yards ranks fifth in single-game yardage.

the third time of the season against Louisville..Recorded two receptions against both East Carolina and Southern Miss..Tallied a 23-yard catch for a first down in the second quarter on 3rd-and-14 against the Golden Eagles... Logged a season high 54-yard reception from Hall for a touchdown in the first quarter versus UCF...Led the team with 53 yards receiving on two catches...Led the Tigers with a season-high six receptions in the St. Petersburg Bowl versus USF...Logged 39 yards receiving and scored on a two-yard toss from Hall in the second quarter...Touchdown cut the deficit to 10 points heading into the locker room at the half...Logged seven receptions of 20-plus yards in 2008.


2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL

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PLAYERS

quarter...Turned in a 124-yard performance in a win over Southern Miss with a 65-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter...Set a career high and tied for fifth in school history with 159 yards against UAB with two career long 70-yard catches...Had 65 yards on six receptions against SMU in the regular-season finale...Hauled in four catches for 40 yards in the New Orleans Bowl versus Florida Atlantic...Had knee surgery following the bowl game and was unable to practice during the spring...Closed out the 2007 season on a 24-game receiving streak. 2006 One of just five true freshmen to play for the Tigers in 2006...Led the team in receiving yards with 681 and in receiving touchdowns with six...Ranked third on the team in scoring with 42 points...Caught at least one pass in all 12 games and boasted multiple receptions in 10 contests... Recorded three 100-yard receiving games as a freshman... Scored touchdowns in four consecutive games...Tallied 14 receptions of 20 or more yards, including a season-high 60yard catch against Chattanooga...Ranked second all-time by Tiger receivers in their freshmen season in receptions, yards and receiving touchdowns...Ended the season ranked 10th in Conference USA in receiving yards per game with 56.8...Caught two passes for 29 yards in first collegiate game against Ole Miss...Had a break-out game against Chattanooga, posting 109 yards on four receptions...Became the first Tiger freshman since 2001 (Daron White) to post 100-yards receiving in a game...Caught his first collegiate touchdown pass on a 23-yard pass from Martin Hankins against East Carolina...Also caught TD passes in the next three straight games against Tennessee, UAB and Arkansas State...Logged a season-high six receptions for 81 yards against UAB...His lone catch against ASU was a 49-yard touchdown strike from Martin Hankins...Started the next two straight games against Tulsa and Marshall and tallied five receptions in each contest...Totaled a seasonhigh three runs for 16 yards against USM...Scored his first rushing touchdown on a three-yard run late in the fourth quarter against the Golden Eagles...Hit the century mark in two of the last three games of the season, including a six catch, 100-yard effort against UCF...Scored twice against the Golden Knights in his first multiple-TD game...Caught touchdown passes of 24 and 28 yards versus UCF... Held to just one catch for 12 yards by C-USA champion Houston...Returned for a career high in the season finale with five receptions for 129 yards against UTEP...Three of the five receptions against the Miners was for first-down yardage, including a 56-yard catch that gave the Tigers prime field position for a touchdown run by Joseph Doss at the end of the drive. HONORS Was presented one of the True Tiger Awards at the 2009 Blue-Gray Game...Named to the 2007 C-USA Coaches and Media All-Conference second team...Selected to 2006 C-USA All-Freshmen Teams that were selected by league coaches and media...Was an honorable mention Freshman All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com...Selected by coaching staff as team’s 2006 Offensive Player of the Year... Recipient of the MVP Award for spring practice in 2007. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Earned recognition on Tiger 3.0 Club for spring 2007 semester. PREP All-purpose player for Coach Fred Halley at Raleigh-Egypt High…Named the 2006 Commercial Appeal’s MIAA Male Athlete of the Year...Three-sport letterwinner who also played basketball and ran track…Caught 35 passes for 533 yards as a senior…Also rushed for 500 yards and logged 15 touchdowns in 2005…Nationally ranked in the top 50 by position by Scout.com…Had one of his best prep games against White Station High, totaling four touchdowns… Also had an impressive showing against Kingsbury with 15 carries for 208 yards and two TDs…Combined for 17 touchdowns in ‘04 and ‘05…Totaled 57 carries for 739 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior…Named all-state honorable mention by the Associated Press…Named AllShelby-Metro in 2005…Participated in the 2005 AutoZone Liberty Bowl All-Star Classic…Tabbed a “Best of the Preps” selection by the Commercial Appeal…Rated by Rivals.com as the No. 6 prospect in Tennessee and 33rd among the nation’s top wide receivers…Helped his track squad to a state championship in 2004. PERSONAL Nathaniel Calhoun is the son of Anthony and Tracee Jones... Born September 1, 1987, in Memphis, Tenn.

CALHOUN'S CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS YR G/S NO YDS AVG TDS LG 2006 12/2 42 681 16.2 6 60 2007 12/11 62 890 14.4 5 70 2008 13/1 40 487 12.2 3 54 Total 37/14 144 2,058 14.3 14 70

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CALHOUN'S CAREER HIGHS Pass Receptions:............................ 10 vs. Ole Miss (‘07) Receiving Yards: ..................................159 vs. UAB (‘07) Longest Pass Reception:................. 70 vs. UAB (2) (‘07) Touchdown Receptions: ..........................2 vs. UCF (‘06)

CALHOUN’S GAME-BY-GAME RECEIVING 9/3/06 9/9/06 9/16/06 9/30/06 10/7/06 10/14/06 10/21/06* 10/28/06* 11/5/06 11/11/06 11/18/06 11/25/06 9/1/07* 9/15/07* 9/22/07 9/27/07 10/2/07* 10/13/07* 10/20/07* 10/27/07* 11/3/07* 11/10/07* 11/17/07* 11/24/07* 12/21/07* 8/30/08 9/6/08 9/13/08* 9/20/08 9/27/08 10/2/08 10/10/08 10/18/08 10/25/08 11/8/08 11/22/08 11/29/08 12/20/08

OPPONENT NO YDS AVG TDS Ole Miss 2 29 14.5 0 Chattanooga 4 109 27.3 0 East Carolina 2 40 20.0 1 Tennessee 3 29 9.7 1 UAB 6 81 13.5 1 Arkansas St. 1 49 49.0 1 Tulsa 5 24 4.8 0 Marshall 5 59 11.8 0 Southern Miss 2 20 10.0 0 UCF 6 100 16.7 2 Houston 1 12 12.0 0 UTEP 5 129 25.8 0 Ole Miss 10 87 8.7 1 JSU 1 20 20.0 0 UCF Injured - DNP Arkansas St. 2 5 2.5 0 Marshall 6 74 12.3 0 MTSU 4 51 12.8 1 Rice 4 119 29.8 0 Tulane 5 39 7.8 1 East Carolina 8 107 13.4 1 Southern Miss 8 124 15.5 1 UAB 4 159 39.8 0 SMU 6 65 10.8 0 Florida Atlantic 4 40 10.0 0 Ole Miss 4 43 10.8 0 Rice 3 46 15.3 0 Marshall 5 72 14.4 0 Nicholls State 5 50 10.0 1 Arkansas State 2 47 23.5 0 UAB 2 27 13.5 0 Louisville 5 50 10.0 0 East Carolina 2 16 8.0 0 Southern Miss 2 22 11.0 0 SMU 1 13 13.0 0 UCF 2 53 26.5 1 Tulane 1 9 9.0 0 USF 6 39 6.5 1

DASMINE CATHEY

LG 18 60 23 21 24 49 15 33 14 32 12 56 20 20 5 30 19 49 14 39 65 70 23 17 23 32 22 12 30 21 17 9 23 13 54 9 11

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S O P H O M O R E - 1L 6-6 • 21 0 MEMPHIS, TENN. R I D G E W AY HS DEFENSIVE LINE

2008 One of eight true freshmen to see game action in 2008... Played in six of 13 games on special teams and with the defensive line...Made his collegiate debut on the defense in the season opener versus Ole Miss and had three fourth quarter tackles, including two solo stops...Missed the Rice and Marshall games with a minor knee injury... Returned from injury against Nicholls State to make one solo tackle and forced a fumble on a second half kickoff return...Credited with one assisted tackle against Arkansas State...Participated on special teams versus UAB and Louisville...Played in the St. Petersburg Bowl game but was not credited with a tackle...Closed out the season with five tackles. PREP Lettered at defensive end for coach John Cooley at Ridgeway High…Helped 2006 squad to an 11-1 record and was part of a defense that didn’t allow more than seven points a game…Credited with 93 tackles, including 19 sacks as a senior…Also recorded four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries…Logged five sacks against Bolton High… Twice named a Commercial Appeal Athlete of the Week in 2006…Honored after 12-tackle performance against

Dasmine Cathey played in six gam e s p r i m a r i l y o n special teams as a true freshman i n 2 0 0 8 . Central in September, and his 12-tackle effort against Cordova in October…Considered one of the state’s top 5A linemen…Participated in the AutoZone/Liberty Bowl High School All-Star game…Two-time Best of the Preps finalist by the Commercial Appeal…Ranked as the 38th best weakside defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com… Also listed by Rivals.com as the 13th best prospect in the state…Also a member of the basketball team. PERSONAL Dasmine Cathey is the son of Archie and Janice Cathey… Born January 26, 1989, in Memphis, Tenn. CATHEY’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS YR G/S UT AT TOT PB FR FF TFL SK INT 2008 6/0 3 2 5 0 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 CATHEY’S CAREER HIGHS Tackles:...............................................3 vs.Ole Miss (‘08) Solo Tackles: ......................................2 vs.Ole Miss (‘08) Assisted Tackles: .........1 vs. Ole Miss, Arkansas St. (‘08) Forced Fumbles:........................1 vs. Nicholls State (‘08)

JOHN CLEM

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R -S O P H O M O R E

6-6 • 2 6 0 MEMPHIS, TENN. B O LT O N HS OFFENSIVE LINE

Joined the Tigers during the fall of 2007 and worked with the offensive line...Gained experience and knowledge of the system while working with the offensive scout team... Missed the last two weeks of spring practice with an ankle sprain...Continued to work with the offensive line in 2008. PREP Lettered four seasons for coach Joe Welch at Bolton High... Started at right tackle and did not give up a sack during his career...Helped his squad to an 8-4 record and a secondround appearance in the 5-A state playoffs in 2006...Was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. PERSONAL John Michael Clem is the son of Mike Clem and Kary Haines...Born February 17, 1989, in Memphis, Tenn.


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2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL DARIUS DAVIS

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J U N I O R - 2L 6- 0 • 190 MEMPHIS, TENN. W H I T E H AV E N H S DEFENSIVE BACK

2008 Played in all 13 games with one start at nickel against SMU...Saw action in the secondary and logged time with the special teams unit...Ended the season with 15 total tackles, nine of which were solo stops...Participated on the defense in the season opener against Ole Miss...Credited with one tackle on special teams versus Marshall...Registered one solo tackle on defense against Arkansas State... Recorded a career-high five tackles, three of which were solo stops, against Southern Miss...All five tackles were for short gains of five yards or less...Made his first career start in a six DB system against SMU...Logged one solo tackle against the Mustangs...Tallied one solo tackle against UCF...Upped his career best mark with six tackles in the St. Petersburg Bowl against USF...Logged three tackles in one single USF series in the second quarter.

the kickoff squad versus Arkansas State...Blocked a UAB punt in the third quarter allowing Memphis to score on the short field...Also tallied a solo tackle on special teams versus the Blazers. 2007 Was one of just four true freshmen to see game action during the 2007 season...Only played in the Jacksonville State game and did not have a reception in the contest... Transitioned from wide receiver to defensive back during spring workouts...Credited with two solo tackles, a pass breakup and an interception in the 2008 Blue-Gray Game. PREP Played for coach Major Wright at White Station High… Totaled 30 catches for more than 500 yards and four touchdowns in 2005…Combined for 1,461 receiving yards and scored 26 touchdowns during last two seasons… Logged 91 receptions in ‘04 and ‘05…Listed as one of the top 10 receivers at the Oxford NIKE training camp for the 40-yard dash and his vertical leap…As a junior, broke

the Shelby-Metro record for TD receptions in a single season with 22…Previous record had been held by former Tiger receiver Damien Dodson…Selected as a member of the Commercial Appeal’s Football “Best of the Preps” in 2004 and 2005. PERSONAL Curtis Echols is the son of Gertie Ward...Born December 8, 1986, in Memphis, Tenn. ECHOLS’ CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT 2007 1/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2008 9/0 2 3 5 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 Total 10/0 2 3 5 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 ECHOLS’ CAREER HIGHS Tackles:........................ 2 vs. Marshall, Arkansas St. (‘08) Solo Tackles: ..................... 1 vs. Arkansas St., UAB (‘08) Assisted Tackles: ............................... 2 vs. Marshall (‘08) Blocked Kick: .................................1 vs. UAB (Punt) (‘08)

PERSONAL Darius Davis is the son of Earl and Jacquelyn Davis...Born July 3, 1989, in Memphis, Tenn. DAVIS' CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS YR G/S UT AT TOT PB FR FF TFL SK 2007 8/0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 2008 13/1 9 6 15 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Total 21/1 11 6 17 1 0 0 0-0 0-0

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0

DAVIS' CAREER HIGHS Tackles:.....................................................6 vs. USF (‘08) Solo Tackles: ...................3 vs. Southern Miss, USF (‘08) Assisted Tackles: ......................................3 vs. USF (‘08) Pass Breakups: .................................... 1 vs. Tulane (‘07)

CURTIS ECHOLS

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J U N I O R - 2L 6- 3 • 190 MEMPHIS, TENN. W H I T E S TAT I O N H S DEFENSIVE BACK

2008 Played in nine of 13 games, primarily on special teams... Credited with five total tackles during the season...Moved into the secondary after working his freshman season as a receiver...Saw his first game action of the season against Marshall, and registered two tackles on special teams...Credited with two tackles on special teams with

Junior Curtis Echols had two tackles on special teams against Arkansas State in 2008.

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PREP Played four years at Whitehaven High for coach Rodney Saulsberry…Captain of the squad in 2005 and 2006… Registered 54 tackles as a senior…Recorded four interceptions in ‘06…Returned one of his picks 75 yards for a TD against Trezevant…Named All-Shelby Metro in ‘06… Selected to the All-Region 8-5A team as a senior…Helped squad to a 6-4 record in ‘06…Participated in the Liberty Bowl High School All-Star game…Selected as the Top Defensive Player at WHS…Was the No. 38 cornerback prospect in the country according to Rivals.com…Tallied 30 tackles and four pass breakups in 2005…Attended the U.S. Army National Combine as a junior…Also a member of track team.

Junior Darius Davis played in all 13 games in 2008 and started at nickel against SMU.

PLAYERS

2007 One of four true freshmen to see playing time in 2007... Played in eight games on special teams and as a corner... Made his first collegiate appearance on special teams against MTSU...Logged his first career series on defense against Tulane in the fourth quarter at corner and broke up a would-be touchdown pass in the quarter on third down...Tulane then missed the ensuing field goal attempt... Picked up his first two career tackles in the regular season finale against SMU...Saw action in the New Orleans Bowl against Florida Atlantic.


2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL s senior…Only gave up one sack in four years…Blocked ffor a quarterback who threw for over 2,800 yards and a running back who rushed for over 1,000 yards…Selected tto play in the Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star Game…Named tto the all-region squad…Received academic award and ““team-first” award from the team…Listed as a second-team all-state selection by the Associated Press…Listed as a one of the top overall players in Tennessee by Prep Star o Magazine…Was a three-year starter who led MHS to a pair of state semifinal appearances and a 36-15 record d during his prep career. PERSONAL Paul Stephen Edwards is the son of Stephen and Dayna Edwards...Born October 29, 1986, in Gainesville, Ga.... T Traveled to Honduras in 2001 on a mission trip.

L a v a ris Edwar d s p l ayed i n e i ght games as a true fre s h m a n i n 2008 o n def e n s e a nd special teams.

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LAVARIS EDWARDS

#11

R -S E N I O R

#19

S O P H O M O R E - 1L 5 -10 • 185 MIAMI, FLA. B AY P O I N T S C H O O L S DEFENSIVE BACK

2008 Played in eight of 13 games on special teams and in the defensive secondary...One of just eight Tiger true freshmen to see action in 2008...Made his collegiate debut against Rice...Saw action in the Tiger secondary versus Tulane, and recorded a pass breakup on third down in the fourth quarter to force a punt...Played in the St. Petersburg Bowl against USF, but was not credited with a tackle. PREP Signed with the Tigers in May...Lettered four seasons for coach Don Chaney at Bay Point Schools in Miami... Played both wide receiver and defensive back...Helped his squad to a 6-4 record in 2007...Named all-county as a senior...Also lettered in track and was the 100- and 200-meter champion. PERSONAL Lavaris Edwards is the son of Don Chaney...Born December 22, 1987, in Miami, Fla. EDWARDS’ CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT 2008 8/0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PAUL EDWARDS

DAJLEON FARR

#79

- TR 6 -5 • 25 2 H O U S TO N , T E X A S N O R T H S H O R E HS UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI TIGHT END

Transferred to Memphis in January ‘08 from the University of Miami...Did not participate in spring practice in 2008 because of a neck injury...Forced to sit out the 2008 season because of NCAA transfer guidelines...Has one season to play at the U of M. UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI Played in 29 career games at Miami as a tight end with two starts...Was on the John Mackey Award watch list (top tight end) in 2007...Has 10 career catches for 134 yards and three touchdowns...As a junior in 2007, caught six passes for 104 yards and three touchdowns in 11 games with four starts...Averaged 17.3 yards per reception... Caught a 26-yard touchdown pass against Florida State thrown by the Miami’s place kicker on a fake field goal... Also caught touchdowns against Marshall and Duke...Had a career high 33-yard TD reception against Duke. PREP Played for coach David Aymond at North Shore High in Houston, Texas...Caught four passes for 160 yards as a senior...Caught seven passes as a junior for 166 yards, including a 55-yard touchdown...Played in the Army All-American Bowl...Selected to the PrepStar Top 100 Dream Team...Rated as the No. 3 tight end and No. 28 overall prospect by Scout.com, and the No. 3 tight end and No. 55 overall prospect by Rivals.com...Also lettered four years in track and field. PERSONAL DajLeon Farr is the son of Sandra Farr...Born October 5, 1986, in Houston, Texas.

DERON FURR

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R -S O P H O M O R E

- TR 6-3 • 2 1 0 COLUMBUS, GA. C A R V E R HS AUBURN

DEFENSIVE BACK

Signed with Auburn and enrolled there in January 2008 after graduating a semester early from Carver High...Went through spring drills as a QB, but switched to defensive back before the start of fall camp...Early in fall camp, decided to leave Auburn and transfer to Memphis...Had to sit out the 2008 season due to NCAA transfer guidelines...Had a productive spring and was named the Defensive MVP of the 2009 Blue-Gray Game after logging seven tackles and an interception, which he returned for a touchdown. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the spring 2009 semester. PREP Earned Ledger-Enquirer All-Bi-City Offensive Player of the Year honors as a senior as Carver HS, passing for 1,567 yards and 13 touchdowns, while rushing for 742 yards and 15 touchdowns...Named Class AAA Offensive Player of the Year by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and firstteam All-State selection by the AJC and Georgia Sports Writers Association as a senior...Led team to its first state championship as a senior and semifinals as a junior...As a junior, threw for 1,300 yards and 14 scores, while adding 730 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground...Ranked as the No. 31 athlete nationally by Rivals.com...Also ranked as the No. 22 prospect in Georgia by Rivals.com...Ranked No. 32 nationally among quarterbacks by Scout.com... The No. 40-ranked prospect from Georgia by SuperPrep... Named to PrepStar’s All-Southeast Region team. PERSONAL DeRon Furr is the son of Brenda and DeRon Furr, Sr.... Born Sept. 27, 1989.

D.A. GRIFFIN

#5

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- 1L 5 -11 • 1 8 5 MILLBROOK, ALA. S TA N H O P E E L M O R E HS I TA W A M B A CC DEFENSIVE BACK

2008 Signed with the Tigers in mid-March 2008 as a transfer from Itawamba Community College...Selected as a 2008 All-

R-SENIOR 6 - 6 • 295 MCKENZIE, TENN. MCKENZIE HS

OFFENSIVE LINE

Signed with the Tigers in February 2005...Redshirted as a true freshman...Was the recipient of the Rex Dockery Memorial Scholarship at the 2006 Blue-Gray Game...Has continued to work with the offensive scout team as an offensive lineman in 2006, 2007 and 2008...Suffered a foot sprain in spring ‘08, which forced him to miss the final two weeks of practice. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Graduated in May 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology...Named to U of M Dean’s List five semesters... Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for eight semesters...Listed among Tiger Academic 30 in fall 2005 and spring 2006... Earned C-USAAcademic Medals in 2005-06 and 2006-07... Named to C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2005-06, 2007-08 and 2008-09. PREP Played for coach Wade Comer at McKenzie High…Totaled 42 pancake blocks and did not allow a sack all year as a

Junior D.A. Griffin recorded five punt returns for 38 yards against UCF in 2008 and also had five kick returns.


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2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL

PREP Prepped at Stanhope Elmore High School for coach Jeff Foache...Was a four-year starter as a receiver and defensive back...Squad advanced to the state semifinals twice...Was an all-state and all-metro honoree...One of his top performances was against Heweytown High when he logged eight receptions for 250 yards and three touchdowns...Also played baseball at SEHS and helped his squad to a state championship his senior season...Was an all-state pick as an outfielder. PERSONAL D.A. Griffin is the son of Maurice and Audrey Griffin..Born January 9, 1988, in Dayton, Ohio.

GRIFFIN’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT 2008 13/11 37 27 64 4 1-10 1 2.5-7 0-0 0-0 GRIFFIN’S CAREER PUNT RETURN STATISTICS YR G NO YDS TD LG AVG 2008 13 23 190 0 30 8.3 GRIFFIN’S CAREER KICK RETURN STATISTICS YR G NO YDS TD LG AVG 2008 13 18 383 0 50 21.3 GRIFFIN’S CAREER HIGHS Tackles:...................................10 vs. Southern Miss (‘08) Solo Tackles: ............................7 vs. Southern Miss (‘08) Assisted Tackles: ............................... 8 vs. Marshall (‘08) Tackles For Loss:............................ 1.5 vs. Marshall (‘08) Fumble Recoveries:................... 1 vs. East Carolina (‘08) Forced Fumbles:......................1 vs. Arkansas State (‘08) Pass Breakup: .................. 1, 4 games; last vs. USF (‘08) Punt Returns:...........................5 vs. Louisville, UCF (‘08) Punt Return Yards: .................46 vs. Southern Miss (‘08) Long Punt Return: ..................30 vs. Southern Miss (‘08) Kick Returns: ............................................6 vs. USF (‘08) Kick Return Yards: ................................107 vs. USF (‘08) Long Kick Return: ............................... 50 vs. Tulane (‘08)

GRIFFIN’S GAME-BY-GAME DEFENSE 8/30/08 9/6/08 9/13/08* 9/20/08* 9/27/08* 10/2/08* 10/10/08* 10/18/08* 10/25/08* 11/8/08* 11/22/08* 11/29/08* 12/20/08*

OPPONENT UT AT TT TFL Ole Miss 2 1 3 0-0 Rice 3 0 3 0-0 Marshall 1 8 9 1.5-3 Nicholls State 1 0 1 0-0 Arkansas State 4 5 9 0.5-2 UAB 5 3 8 0-0 Louisville 1 1 2 0-0 East Carolina 2 3 5 0.5-2 Southern Miss 7 3 10 0-0 SMU 2 0 2 0-0 UCF 1 2 3 0-0 Tulane 3 0 3 0-0 USF 5 1 6 0-0

SK FR PB INT 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1-10 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0

PUNT RETURN 9/27/08 10/2/08 10/10/08 10/18/08 10/25/08 11/8/08 11/22/08 11/29/08 12/20/08

OPPONENT NO Arkansas State 1 UAB 1 Louisville 5 East Carolina 1 Southern Miss 4 SMU 2 UCF 5 Tulane 4 USF 0

YDS 7 20 26 3 46 16 38 34 0

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LG 7 20 12 3 30 15 15 14 0

AVG 7.0 20 5.2 3.0 11.5 8.0 7.6 8.5 0.0

KICK RETURN 10/18/08 10/25/08 11/22/08 11/29/08 12/20/08

OPPONENT NO East Carolina 4 Southern Miss 1 UCF 5 Tulane 2 USF 6

YDS 95 17 89 75 107

TD 0 0 0 0 0

LG 28 17 33 50 25

AVG 23.8 17.0 17.8 37.5 17.8

ARKELON HALL

#8

SENIOR - 1L 6-3 • 2 2 5 FRESNO, CALIF. E D I S O N HS COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS QUARTERBACK

2008 Signed with the Tigers in December 2007 and enrolled at the U of M for the spring term...Practiced with the squad in the spring and battled for the starting job in the fall... Played in 11 of 13 games with 11 starts at quarterback...Did not play against Southern Miss and SMU after suffering a thumb injury against East Carolina...Two open weeks in the final four weeks of the season allowed a return to the field for the final three contests...His 55 pass attempts against Louisville ranks fifth in school history...Closed the season ranked 69th nationally in total passing yards (2,275), 52nd in total offense (225.0), 50th in passing yards per game (206.8), 52nd in passing (17.4 completions per game) and 69th in passing efficiency (121.7)...Ranked seventh in CUSA in passing average per game, eighth in total offense and eighth in passing efficiency...Ranked second on the team in rush attempts (76) and fifth in rushing yards (200)... Has three 300-yard passing games and has thrown for 350 or more yards three times...Tossed multiple touchdowns in three games, and was responsible for multiple TDs in five games...Had a part in 29 of Memphis’ 53 offensive plays over 20 yards in 2008...Registered eight passes over 40 yards and two of more than 50 yards...Was one of three players nationally to throw, catch and rush for a touchdown in 2008 (vs. Louisville)...Made his first start with Memphis in the season opener against Ole Miss, and threw for 159 yards...Had a 42-yard completion to Carlos Singleton in the first quarter that set up a Memphis touchdown...Made two 17-yard pass completions in the second quarter leading up to a field goal...Rushed for 38 yards on seven carries...Had a game long 12-yard rush in the third quarter...Completed 29 of 38 attempts for 373 yards and three touchdowns against Rice...The 29 completions ranked tied for ninth in school history...Threw two-straight passes for a combined 69 yards in the second quarter, including a 45-yard touchdown pass to Maurice Jones for the Tigers’ first score...Had a 10-yard TD pass to Earnest Williams in the second quarter...Connected with Maurice Jones on a 39-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter...Against Marshall, threw for over 350 yards for the second straight game, finishing with 364 yards on 28-of-51 passing...Had a 53-yard pass to Maurice Jones...The 51 attempts tied for seventh in a single game at Memphis... Was 16-of-30 for 173 yards against Nicholls State...Hooked up with Duke Calhoun for a 10-yard touchdown pass... Also had nine carries for 29 rushing yards and his first rushing touchdown of the season...Threw for 178 yards on 10 completions out of 25 attempts with one interception versus Arkansas State...Completed two passes of 30 yards or more with a 36-yard pass to Carlos Singleton

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JUNIOR COLLEGE Lettered two seasons as a wide receiver and kick returner for coach Jeff Terrill at Itawamba Community College...Had his 2007 season cut short when he broke his sternum in the second game of the season versus Co-Lin...Caught a game-high eight passes for 110 yards before leaving the game...ICC finished the season at 8-2 and advanced to the MACJC playoffs for the fourth straight season...Totaled 15 receptions for 146 yards and a touchdown in his first two games...Played in seven games as a freshman and was in the top 10 nationally in receiving yards...Named an honorable mention All-American and was an all-state honoree while at ICC...Ended the 2006 season with 25 receptions for 331 yards and a touchdown.

Senior Arkelon Hall threw for a career high 373 yards with three touchdowns against Rice i n 2 0 0 8 .

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Conference USA Honorable Mention...Played in all 13 games, starting at corner in the final 11 straight meetings...Ended the season ranked 53rd nationally in punt return average, with a mark of 8.3 yards per return...Ranked second in C-USA in punt return average...Closed out the season ranked fourth on the team in tackles with 64, and was tied for second on the team in pass breakups with four...Returned at least one punt in eight games and registered at least one kickoff return in five games...Credited with a tackle in all 13 games, and tallied at least five tackles in six games...Logged his first 100yard return game with 107 yards on six kickoff returns versus USF in the bowl game...Totaled 100-plus all-purpose yards in the final three games of the season...Made his Memphis debut in the season opener against Ole Miss on the defense and had three tackles...Registered three solo tackles on both special teams and in the Tiger secondary against Rice...Made his first career start versus Marshall at cornerback, and led the team with nine tackles, including eight assisted stops... Made his second career start at cornerback in the Nicholls State game, and registered one solo tackle in the game... Tied for the team lead with nine tackles, four of which were solo stops, against Arkansas State...Combined with Corey Mills in the third quarter for a tackle for a loss of three yards on 3rd-and-3...Broke up a pass on third down in the third quarter...Forced a Corey Leonard fumble that was recovered by Memphis to open the fourth quarter...Returned his first career punt for seven yards against the Red Wolves...Against UAB, tied for second on the team with eight tackles, including five solo stops...Assisted on a tackle to stop the Blazers on 3rd-and-goal and forced a field goal in the first quarter...Broke up a pass in the end zone in the second quarter...Made two tackles on third down short of the first down marker...Returned one punt for a season high 20 yards...Had a career-high five punt returns for a total of 26 yards versus Louisville...Credited with five tackles, including an assisted stop for a loss of four yards against East Carolina...Recovered a fumble forced by Lester Lawson in the second quarter, and returned it 10 yards to the ECU 28...Returned kickoffs for the first time and had 95 yards on four returns, with a long of 28...Registered a career-high 10 tackles, seven of which were solo stops, against Southern Miss...Returned four punts for 46 yards with a season-long 30-yard return...Averaged 11.5 yards per punt return...Broke up an Austin Davis pass in the fourth quarter... Registered five kick returns for 89 yards, with a long of 33 yards, versus UCF...Also returned five punts for 38 yards and a 7.6 yard return average...One of his three tackles in the game was on third down in the first quarter for no gain to force a punt...Totaled 109 all-purpose yards on special teams against Tulane...Returned two kickoffs for 75 yards and had four punt returns for 34 yards...Also recovered a blocked Green Wave field goal in the second quarter and returned it 19 yards...Returned a Memphis season long kick 50 yards to the Tulane 45 in the third quarter that resulted in a Tiger touchdown on the ensuing drive...Totaled three solo tackles in a start at cornerback...Credited with six tackles, including five solo stops, in the St. Petersburg Bowl...Also logged a pass breakup in the game...Registered five kickoff returns of double digit yardage, including long returns of 19, 24 and 25 yards en route to his first 100-yard return game...Tallied 107 yards on six kick returns against USF.


2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL and a 30-yard catch by Duke Calhoun...Caught his second reception of the year on a 15-yard pass by Steven Black in the first quarter after starting the play with a lateral to Black...Against UAB, became the fifth Memphis player to throw four touchdowns in a game, which ranked tied for second...Finished with 209 yards on 18-for-28 passing... Rushed for a season-high 10 times for 17 yards...Threw a game long 48-yard pass to Carlos Singleton in the first quarter, setting up a Memphis touchdown...Had touchdown passes of 30 yards, 20 yards, five yards and 15 yards against the Blazers...In the game, 12 of his 18 completions were for a first down or a touchdown...Registered four passes for 20 yards or more...Threw for 350 yards for the third time, completing a career-high 33 passes on 55 attempts with two touchdowns, against Louisville...Became the first Memphis player since Danny Wimprine in 2002 to pass, catch and rush for a touchdown in the same game... Scored his second career rushing touchdown in the first quarter on a one-yard run...Caught a one-yard pass from Maurice Jones for a touchdown...Threw two third quarter TDs on seven and 10-yard receptions...Sixteen of his 33 completions and five of his career-high 11 rushes were for first downs or touchdowns...Tallied 11 rushes for 22 yards with a long of 10...Tossed two passes over 40 yards... Fractured the thumb on his throwing hand during the Tigers’ first drive of the East Carolina game...Was injured on the first play of the game, but managed to complete two of three pass attempts for 23 yards before leaving the game...Missed the Southern Miss and SMU games... Returned against UCF and passed for 183 yards and a touchdown, completing 15 of 35 attempts...Completed a career high 54-yard touchdown pass to Duke Calhoun in the first quarter...Led the team with a career-high 42 yards rushing on 11 attempts...Had three rushes of 10 yards or more...Completed 10 of 12 passes for 109 yards against Tulane...Six of his 10 pass completions were for first downs, and four were for 10 yards or more...Had a 12-yard rush for a first down in the first quarter...Completed 15 of 31 passes for 154 yards and a touchdown against USF in the St. Petersburg Bowl...Struggled in the second half of the contest after completing 14 of 17 attempts for 111 yards prior to halftime...Did not throw an interception in the final two games of the season...Scored off a threeyard run late in the first quarter...Connected with Carlos Singleton for a long pass of 21 yards late in the second quarter...Tossed a two-yard pass for a touchdown to Duke Calhoun in the second quarter for Memphis to head to the locker room down by just 10 points. JUNIOR COLLEGE Played one season for coach Curtis Allen at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, Calif., after transferring from Washington State...Former teammate of current Tiger Kindly Jacques... Passed for 2,398 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2007...Averaged 239.8 yards per game and completed 53.1 percent of his passing attempts while also running for five touchdowns and 144 yards in 2007... Threw for more than 300 yards in his final two games at COS, including a 350-yard effort in a 59-57 loss to Sierra in the final game of the season... Listed by Rivals.com as one of the top 100 junior college prospects in the country...Named Most Valuable Offensive Player and was an offensive team captain...Was an Academic All-America honoree. WASHINGTON STATE Signed with Washington State out of high school and redshirted in 2005...Named Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week three times in ‘05...Earned the Ozzie Dire Scout Team Player of the Year Award as a true freshman... Broke his leg in a preseason scrimmage in 2006 and later transferred to COS. PREP Lettered two seasons for coach Tim McDonald at Edison High in Fresno, Calif....Rated as the nation’s No. 8 quarterback prospect by ESPN.com after throwing for 56 touchdowns and nearly 5,000 yards in two years as a starter for EHS...Was invited to participate in the 2004 EA SPORTS Elite 11 Quarterback Camp and Competition...Rated as a four-star athlete by Scout.com...Was also ranked No. 81 in the ESPN Top 100 Players in America...Nominated to play in the annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl...Helped his squad to CMAC championships in 2003 and 2004... Named CMAC Offensive Player of the Year...Selected to CvPreps.com All-Valley Team in 2003...Holds all single and two-season passing records at EHS...Selected as All-CIF Central Section and All-North Yosemite League Quarterback of the Year in 2003...Earned PrepStar-CBS Sportsline All-Regional honors in 2004...Was EHS Offensive Player of the Year in both 2003 and 2004...Also lettered as a pitcher for the baseball team...Received the Academic Excellence Award in 2005.

PERSONAL Arkelon Faran Hall is the son of Sylvesta Hall and Vanessa Hall...Born October 28, 1986, in San Diego, Calif. YR 2008

HALL’S CAREER PASSING STATISTICS G/S ATT COMP YDS INT TD 11/11 335 191 2,275 7 12

LG 54

YR 2008

HALL’S CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS G/S NO YDS AVG TD 11/11 76 200 2.6 3

LG 19

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HALL’S CAREER HIGHS Pass Attempts:............................... 55 vs. Louisville (‘08) Completions:.................................. 33 vs. Louisville (‘08) Passing Yards: ..................................... 373 vs. Rice (‘08) Long Completion: ..................................54 vs. UCF (‘08) Passing Touchdowns: ..............................4 vs. UAB (‘08) Interceptions: ........................................... 2 vs. Rice (‘08) Rushing Yards: ......................................42 vs. UCF (‘08) Rushing Attempts: ................ 11 vs. Louisville, UCF (‘08) Long Run: .............................................. 19 vs. Rice (‘08) Rushing Touchdowns: .... 1 vs. Nicholls, Louisville, USF (‘08) Long Reception: ................... 15 vs. Arkansas State (‘08) Receiving Touchdowns: ................... 1 vs. Louisville (‘08)

HALL’S GAME-BY-GAME PASSING 8/30/08* 9/6/08* 9/13/08* 9/20/08* 9/27/08* 10/2/08* 10/10/08* 10/18/08* 10/25/08 11/8/08 11/22/08* 11/29/08* 12/20/08*

OPPONENT ATT Ole Miss 27 Rice 38 Marshall 51 Nicholls State 30 Arkansas State 25 UAB 28 Louisville 55 East Carolina 3 Southern Miss SMU UCF 35 Tulane 12 USF 31

RUSHING 8/30/08* 9/6/08* 9/13/08* 9/20/08* 9/27/08* 10/2/08* 10/10/08* 10/18/08* 10/25/08 11/8/08 11/22/08* 11/29/08* 12/20/08*

OPPONENT NO Ole Miss 7 Rice 9 Marshall 9 Nicholls State 9 Arkansas State 5 UAB 10 Louisville 11 East Carolina 0 Southern Miss SMU UCF 11 Tulane 2 USF 3

CMP YDS INT TD LG 15 159 1 0 42 29 373 2 3 45 28 364 0 0 53 16 173 0 1 22 10 178 1 0 36 18 209 1 4 48 33 350 1 2 48 2 23 0 0 16 --- INJURED ----- INJURED --15 183 1 1 54 10 109 0 0 16 15 154 0 1 21 YDS AVG TDS LG 38 5.4 0 12 36 4.0 0 19 -2 -0.2 0 11 29 3.2 1 6 6 1.2 0 4 17 1.7 0 8 22 2.0 1 10 0 0.0 0 0 --- INJURED ----- INJURED --42 3.8 0 18 6 3.0 0 12 6 2.0 1 4

BRIAN HALL

#29

R -S E N I O R

- 2L 5 -11 • 19 0 COLLIERVILLE, TENN. C O L L I E R V I L L E HS WIDE RECEIVER

Came to the Tigers in 2005 as a quarterback but was moved to receiver...Redshirted as a true freshman in ‘05...Continued to gain valuable experience working with the offensive scout team...Had multiple receptions in the 2007 Blue-Gray Game, catching three passes for 24 yards...Also scored on a one-yard run in the scrimmage...Earned a letter in 2007 after playing in the UCF game...Had a productive spring workout in 2008...Caught two passes and logged 34 yards receiving in the 2008 Blue-Gray Game. 2008 Played in eight of 13 games at wide receiver and on special teams...Missed five games after suffering a knee injury versus Louisville...Was able to make a return to the field for the bowl contest...Made his collegiate debut at wide receiver in the fourth quarter of the season opener against Ole Miss... Recorded his first career rush for four yards in the second quarter against Rice...Completed his first career pass for 35 yards to Carlos Singleton to set up a Memphis scoring drive versus UAB...Also registered his first career tackle on special

Senior Brian Hall saw action in ei g h t g a m e s i n 2008, missing five contests due to a n i n j u r y. teams against the Blazers...Logged his first two career receptions and finished with 51 yards receiving versus Louisville... Hauled in a career-best 42-yard reception in the third quarter that led to a Memphis touchdown...Tore the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the game...Injury did not require surgery, but sidelined him for the next five games of the season...Returned to the field for the St. Petersburg Bowl, but was not credited with a reception. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to U of M Dean’s List and Tiger 3.0 Club for 2005 fall semester...Also earned Tiger 3.0 Club honors for fall 2006 semester. PREP Lettered at Collierville High under coach Paul Cox…Was 54-of-128 for 820 yards and six touchdowns in 2004…Also carried the ball 151 times for 1,200 yards…Versatile athlete who returned 12 kickoffs for 491 yards…Led Shelby-Metro with his average of 41.6 yards per kickoff…Also returned one kickoff for a TD…Helped team to an 8-4 record and a Region 8 5-A championship as a senior…Was one of five finalists for the Memphis Commercial Appeal’s Offensive Player of the Year Award…Named all-state by the Tennessee Coaches Association…Honored as the Region 8 Most Valuable Player…Listed in 2003 and 2004 as a Best of the Preps pick by the Commercial Appeal…Also named All-Region 8 as a junior and senior…Selected to play in the Kentucky-Tennessee High School All-Star Game… Carried the ball 370 times for 2,825 yards in his career… Also lettered in track. PERSONAL Brian Adams Hall is the son of Gary and Nancy Hall...Born October 6, 1986, in Memphis, Tenn. YR 2008

HALL’S CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS G/S NO YDS AVG TD LG 8/0 2 51 25.5 0 42

HALL’S CAREER HIGHS Receptions:....................................... 2 vs. Louisville (‘08) Receiving Yards: ............................. 51 vs. Louisville (‘08) Long Reception: ............................. 42 vs. Louisville (‘08) Rushes: ....................................................1 vs. Rice (‘08) Rush Yards: ..............................................4 vs. Rice (‘08) Long Rush: ...............................................4 vs. Rice (‘08) Pass Attempts:......................................... 1 vs. UAB (‘08) Completions:............................................ 1 vs. UAB (‘08) Passing Yards: ....................................... 35 vs. UAB (‘08) Long Completion ................................... 35 vs. UAB (‘08)


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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL ROBBIE HARDIE

#68

R-SOPHOMORE

6- 4 • 290 H A M P TO N , G A . LUELLA HS OFFENSIVE LINE

Redshirted as a true freshman in 2007...Spent a majority of the fall rehabbing a back injury he suffered prior to reporting to campus in August...Had surgery in January 2008 and was unable to participate in spring workouts while he continued rehabilitation and physical conditioning...Worked with the offensive line in 2008...Is expected to add depth to the line this fall...Received one of the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year awards at the 2008 team banquet. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the spring 2009 semester.

LIONEL HENDERSON

#73

R-SOPHOMORE

- 1L 6- 4 • 275 MOBILE, ALA. W. P. D AV I D S O N H S OFFENSIVE LINE

Redshirted in 2007 as a true freshman...Worked with the defensive scout team throughout the fall...Made the transition from defensive line to the offensive front in the spring...Is a young prospect for the offensive line who missed some of spring practice with a foot sprain... Struggled with injuries through most of the fall 2008 season and saw action late in the second game of the season against Rice. PREP Lettered two seasons as a defensive tackle and a tight end at W.P. Davidson High…Played for Coach Fred Riley…Helped team to a 6-5 record in 2006 as well as an appearance in the quarterfinals two seasons…Named All-Mobile County in 2006…Was the starting tight end as a junior and helped his squad to a 12-1 record…Three out of the four years he played, Davidson won the region title…Also lettered in basketball and track at DHS…Was a state finalist in the shot put. PERSONAL Lionel Henderson is the son of Dia Henderson and Lionel Fuller…Born October 17, 1987, in Mobile, Ala.

KEVIN HUBBARD

#49

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R -F R E S H M A N

6-7 • 30 0 SANFORD, FLA. LAKE HIGHLAND PREP OFFENSIVE LINE

- TR 6 -4 • 2 3 0 LITTLE ROCK, ARK. S Y LVA N H I L L S HS ARKANSAS BAPTIST LINEBACKER

2008 Redshirted as a true freshman during the 2008 season... Worked with the offensive line in the spring, and could remain there to add depth this fall.

Joined the squad in fall 2008 after transferring from Arkansas Baptist...Was able to practice with the team last season, but was not eligible to play in games because of NCAA transfer guidelines.

PREP Played one season for former Memphis letterman Tim Borcky at Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando, Fla....Listed as a three-star prospect according to Rivals. com...Lettered in 2006 as a senior at Lake Highland after transferring from Seminole High...Helped his squad to a playoff berth in 2006...Finished his senior season with 39 tackles, 23 of which were for lost yardage...Tallied three sacks and three fumble recoveries and was named firstteam All-District in 2006...Was selected as the team’s Best Defensive Lineman...Participated in the Central Florida All-Star Game...Also lettered in basketball, track and volleyball at both Lake Highland and Seminole High... Earned three letters on the football team at SHS and was named all-conference as a sophomore and all-district as a junior...Tabbed by Rivals.com as one of the Top 100 prospects in Florida.

JUNIOR COLLEGE Played one season on the defensive line at Independence Community College...Ranked fourth on the team in 2006 with 66 tackles, including 11.5 sacks...Forced four fumbles...Also blocked three kicks and scored a safety... Named KJCCC (Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference) Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 2, 2006, after recording 5 ½ sacks, two TFL and a forced fumble against Air Force Prep... Was an honorable mention All-KJCCC pick following the 2006 season...Attended Arkansas Baptist in 2007.

PERSONAL Maurice Holloway is the son of Maurice and Gwendell Holloway...Born June 23, 1989.

RICKY HOLLOWAY

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6-2 • 22 5 SOMERVILLE, TENN. F AY E T T E -W A R E HS LINEBACKER

2008 Redshirted as a true freshman during the 2008 season...Is expected to contribute on the defense this fall. PREP Played four seasons for coach Tim Thompson at FayetteWare High School...Ranked as the No. 34 senior middle linebacker prospect nationally by Scout.com...Listed as the 11th-best senior prospect in Tennessee and the No. 60 outside linebacker prospect nationally by Rivals.com... Rated as a three-star athlete by Rivals.com...Two-time All-Metro selection by the Memphis Commercial Appeal... Registered 150 tackles, 10 sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception in 2007...Also returned a fumble for a touchdown as a senior...Helped the Wildcats to a 7-5 overall record and a 4-1 record in Region 6-3A in 2007... Squad won the 6-3A league title in 2007 and had consecutive playoff appearances in 2006 and 2007...Selected to participate in the first Toyota East vs. West Tennessee All-Star Classic...Named first-team All-State by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association and was the Region 6-3A Player of the Year as a senior...Averaged nearly 12 tackles per game in 2007...Named team’s defensive player of the week twice as a senior...Earned the honor after a 12-tackle effort versus Chester County and again following the win over Lexington that sealed the league championship... Posted 13 tackles and two sacks against Bolivar High... Registered double-digit tackles in several contests and was selected as Fayette-Ware’s co-Defensive Player of the Year...Tabbed by Tennessee Football Magazine as a Phenom 32 all-state honoree...Was a first-team pick on the 6-3A all-league team...Was a first-team selection to the Nashville Tennessean Top 24 team...Also named allstate, all-region and all-district as a junior...Had 81 tackles, including 14 for lost yardage in 2006...Also credited with 13 sacks as a junior. PERSONAL Ricky Holloway is the son of Ricky Holloway Sr. and Margie Blaine...Born February 24, 1989, in Somerville, Tenn.

PREP Lettered three seasons at Sylvan Hills High School... As a senior, earned 97 tackles, including 65 unassisted stops, seven tackles for loss and six sacks...Also tallied three recovered fumbles, two forced fumbles, two interceptions and two touchdowns as a senior for Coach Ron Sebastian... Recorded 11 tackles, two sacks and two pass breakups in a game against West Memphis...Registered nine unassisted tackles, six assisted stops and one pass deflection against North Little Rock in his senior season...Was a two-time all-conference honoree...Named the team’s MVP following his senior season...Was invited to participate in the Arkansas East-West All-Star game...Also lettered in basketball and was an all-state and all-conference honoree in 2004 and 2005...Transferred to Sylvan Hills HS in time for his junior season after playing as a sophomore at Little Rock McClellan...Signed with the University of Arkansas in February 2005. PERSONAL Kevin Montell Hubbard is the son of Betty Hubbard...Born March 10, 1986, in Little Rock, Ark.

WILL HUDGENS

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- 3L 6 -4 • 2 3 5 MEMPHIS, TENN. R I D G E W AY HS QUARTERBACK

A utility player who can make plays running, passing and punting...Petitioned for and was granted a sixth year of eligibility after having his 2005 and 2006 seasons cut short by a broken leg both years. 2008 Received one of the Top Tiger Awards, one of the team’s most prestigious awards, at the post-season banquet, ...Returned to the football field after being drafted in the MLB first-year player draft as a pitcher...Played in seven of 13 games...Suffered a knee injury in the first quarter against East Carolina and was forced to have surgery and missed the remainder of the season...Was responsible for a careerhigh three touchdowns (1 rush, 2 pass) against Ole Miss... Matched his career high with two passing touchdowns and had 102 yards passing, including a 43-yard touchdown strike to Maurice Jones to begin the fourth quarter...The pass was his longest since 2005 against Chattanooga... Tossed a three-yard touchdown pass to Earnest Williams in the second quarter...Had a career high 27 yards rushing on nine attempts, including a one-yard touchdown run...Also punted twice and had a long of 41 yards...Came in against Rice and had four rushes for 26 yards, including a career high 20-yard run that set up a Memphis touchdown to end the third quarter...Logged one punt for 60 yards in the first quarter...Connected with Earnest Williams for the second time this season on a touchdown against Marshall...The

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PERSONAL Robert Wayne Hardie is the son of Wayne and Pam Hardie…Born December 9, 1988, in Macon, Ga….Would like to be a special education teacher upon graduation.

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PREP Lettered four years as an offensive tackle at Luella High… Played for Coach Paul Burgdorf…Started all 37 games of his career at LHS…Was selected as a preseason Clayton/ Henry Super 11 Player by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for 2006…Honored with the Luella Golden Helmet Award in 2006…Named first-team All-Region 2-5A as a senior… Named to both the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Henry Herald All-Area first teams in 2005 and 2006…Received the LHS Outstanding Blocker Award in 2004 and 2005… Was a member of the Partners Club, which works with special needs students…Lettered one season for the LHS track team.

MAURICE HOLLOWAY


2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

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Se n i o r W i l l Hudgens t i e d a c areer high with two to u c h d o w n p a s ses a g a i nst O l e Miss in 2008. four-yard touchdown pass was his third of the year...Also registered a career-long 61 yard punt for a touchback... Had only one pass attempt against Nicholls State...Booted one punt for 48 yards that was downed at the NSU 2-yard line...Started one Memphis drive in the third quarter of the Arkansas State game, and was 1-for-3 with a 17-yard pass to Duke Calhoun...Had one punt downed at the ASU 6... Started a drive at quarterback toward the end of the third quarter versus UAB, and had three rushes in the drive, including two for first downs...Finished with three rushes for 19 yards with a long of nine yards...Entered the East Carolina game during the Tigers’ opening drive after an injury to Arkelon Hall...Had one punt for 47 yards that was downed at the ECU 1...Rushed for three yards in the Tigers’ second drive of the first quarter...Injured his right knee on the play and did not return...Had surgery in November and continued rehabilitation in the spring while awaiting a decision on eligibility from the NCAA. 2007 Recipient of the Role Player Award at the team’s 2007 postseason banquet...Has played in all 13 games with two starts at quarterback...Also served as the team’s deep snapper throughout the season and has seen time at fullback...Was responsible for seven touchdowns in 2007, including five passing and two rushing...Ranked third on the team in rushing touchdowns...Rushed for a score in two of the last three games of the season...Played in the season opener versus Ole Miss...Had his only pass attempt in the game as the last play of the second quarter...Saw extended action in the fourth quarter against Jacksonville State...Completed a 12-yard pass to Earnest Williams in the victory...Came in with just under five minutes remaining in the third quarter of the UCF game and completed 5-of-9 passes for 88 yards and a touchdown...Made a 41-yard completion to Maurice Jones in the third quarter... Four completions versus the Knights were for 10 or more yards, including the 10-yard TD pass to Dave Thomas in the fourth quarter...Came in at QB on the final Memphis series against Arkansas State because of injury to Martin Hankins...Made his first start of the season at quarterback against Marshall due to Hankins’ injury...Recorded career highs against the Thundering Herd in yardage (346), completions (30), attempts (45) and tied his career best with two TD passes...His 30 completions ranked sixth alltime at Memphis while his 45 attempts ranked ninth...The 346 yards was good for 10th in single-game yardage at the U of M...Tossed touchdown passes of four yards and

19 yards in the emotional win over Marshall on ESPN2... Completed seven passes for more than 15 yards...Connected with Carlos Singleton for a 19-yard TD in the third quarter and followed the play with a two-point conversion tto Singleton...Found Greg Hinds in the endzone for a fouryyard score at the start of the fourth quarter...Followed the Marshall contest with a start against Middle Tennessee and completed 13 of 35 attempts for 134 yards and a ttouchdown...Had a long pass of 41 yards to Singleton in tthe first quarter...Registered a 19-yard touchdown pass to Duke Calhoun in the first quarter...Also caught a 23-yard reception in the game on a pass from Maurice Jones in tthe first quarter...Tallied six carries for 15 yards, including a long run of 11 yards...Did not see time under center in the next four games but was a key component of the special tteams unit as the long snapper...Came in at fullback for tthe first time against East Carolina and made a six-yard catch in the first quarter...Rushed for his first touchdown against UAB and totaled 21 yards on six attempts...Had a nine-yard run for a first down in the first quarter and scored on his second play from scrimmage in the second quarter on a one-yard run...Rotated in late during the third quarter and was again responsible for a first down off a six-yard scamper...Rotated in during the first and fourth quarters of the triple overtime win over SMU...Scored his second rushing touchdown in as many weeks on a one-yard run against the Mustangs in the first quarter...Connected with Earnest Williams for a six-yard TD pass with 23 seconds remaining in the first quarter...Finished the game with ffive rushing attempts for nine yards and completed both of his pass attempts for seven yards...Was called on at quarterback late in the New Orleans Bowl because of a knee injury to Hankins...Ended the game with six carries ffor 10 yards and completed 1-of-5 pass attempts...Closed out the 2007 season having completed 52-of-104 pass atttempts for 587 yards and five touchdowns...Did not toss a single interception in his 104 attempts...Also registered 27 carries for 49 yards and two touchdowns as well as two receptions for 29 yards...Did not participate in spring football practice to fully concentrate on Tiger baseball... Worked as a reliever in his first five outings before settling into the No. 2 weekend spot in the starting rotation…Made eight starts in 14 appearances…Tied for third with 42 strikeouts in 47.2 innings of work…Recorded a 4.18 ERA in his first eight appearances…Scattered five hits and struck out five in five innings to pick up his lone win of the year against UAB…Had a career day vs. Marshall, fanning nine and allowing just one earned run in 5.1 innings…Backed that outing up with a seven-strikeout day vs. Rice...Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 23rd round of the 2008 MLB First-Year Player Draft. 2006 Was poised to make a comeback and challenge for a starting role as the Tigers’ signal caller after breaking his leg in the third game of the 2005 season...Was listed as the number two quarterback by the opening of the 2006 season...Came in under center during Memphis’ second drive of the third quarter against Ole Miss with the Tigers’ down 21-14...Tossed two incomplete passes before connecting with Carlos Singleton on a six-yard completion... Finished the game with one carry for zero yardage and completed one of three passes for six yards...Entered the Chattanooga game in the third quarter with Memphis holding a 26-7 lead...Opened the drive with an eight-yard completion to T.J. Pitts...Was injured on the play but returned to the game...Two plays later scrambled and was dropped for a loss of eight yards...Left the game with a broken leg for the second straight season...Diagnosis was a non-displaced tibial fracture...Was ahead of schedule on his healing and rehabilitation and was able to practice with the team the week of the Marshall game...Did not see action in additional games during the season...Has played in five career games, but only a total of 33 offensive series...Was back on the field and full-go in the spring competing for the starting role...Had a productive spring on the football practice field and on the baseball diamond... Worked as a reliever in his first 13 appearances before factoring in as the Tigers’ No. 3 starter over the last month of action…Went 5-2 with wins over No. 1 seed Missouri, No. 6 Clemson, No. 29 Southern Miss, UCF and No. 2 Rice…Logged a 5.15 ERA with a save…Struck out 33 in 47 innings…Was 2-2 with a 7.20 ERA as a starter…Was 3-0 with a 3.67 ERA out of the bullpen…Fanned seven and held Murray State hitless in a five-inning relief outing. 2005 Pressed into service as the Tigers’ quarterback after Patrick Byrne was injured during the first series of the Ole Miss contest... Showed a great deal of poise as he completed 15-of-28 pass attempts for 145 yards...Led the Tigers on

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two scoring drives that resulted in Stephen Gostkowski field goals...Had the Tigers on the Ole Miss 6-yard line before having his pass attempt to Ryan Scott intercepted... Recorded his first collegiate start against Chattanooga... Completed 10-of-15 pass attempts for 139 yards and two touchdowns in the Tiger victory...His first career touchdown pass was a 62-yard strike to Maurice Avery... Also had a 27-yard scoring pass to freshman Maurice Jones...Started the Tulsa contest and completed 8-of-19 pass attempts for 129 yards and one touchdown before suffering a broken right leg and ligament damage in his right ankle late in the fourth quarter...Had surgery on Sept. 28 and missed the remainder of the season... Finished the season having completed 33-of-62 pass attempts for 413 yards and three touchdowns. 2004 Redshirted during the 2004 season while rehabilitating his knee...Tore his ACL while dunking in a basketball game, during his senior year of high school. PREP Starter at quarterback for four years at Ridgeway High under coach John Cooley...Was an All-Metro pick in football and baseball four years at RHS...Selected to play in the Liberty Bowl and Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star Games... Also picked to play in the East/West All-Star Game...Threw for 1,100 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior...Was tabbed an all-state and all-region selection in 2003...Had 231 yards rushing on 71 attempts and scored five TDs 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...Ranked fourth in passing efficiency with a 146.7 mark...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 to an 8-5 record in 2001...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...Named to the All-Region 8-3A Team in 2001 as a true freshman...Led his RHS team to an 11-1 record...Ranked second in the region in passing... Completed 64-of-157 pass attempts for 1,191 yards and 14 touchdowns, and was rated third in the region in total offense with 1,300 yards...Averaged 108.3 yards per game in total offense... Posted career passing totals of 234-of534 for 3,998 yards and 34 touchdowns...Also lettered in baseball, basketball and swimming. PERSONAL William Patrick Hudgens is the son of Greg and Emma Hudgens...His uncle, Bill Crumby, played for the Tigers in 1976-77...Born January 24, 1985, in Memphis, Tenn. HUDGENS' CAREER PASSING STATISTICS YR G/S ATT COMP YDS INT TD 2005 3/2 62 33 413 2 3 2006 2/0 4 2 14 0 0 2007 13/2 104 52 587 0 5 2008 7/0 24 10 123 1 3 Total 25/4 194 97 1,137 3 11

LG 62 8 41 43 62

HUDGENS' CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS YR G/S NO YDS AVG TD LG 2005 3/2 9 2 0.2 0 8 2006 2/0 2 -8 -4.0 0 0 2007 13/2 27 49 1.8 2 11 2008 7/0 21 80 3.8 1 20 Total 25/4 59 123 2.1 3 20 HUDGENS' CAREER HIGHS Pass Attempts:................................. 45 vs. Marshall (‘07) Completions:.................................... 30 vs. Marshall (‘07) Passing Yards: ............................... 346 vs. Marshall (‘07) TD Passes: .....................2, 3 games; last vs. Ole Miss (‘08) Longest Completion:................. 62 vs. Chattanooga (‘05) Rushing Yards: ................................27 vs. Ole Miss (‘08) Rushing Attempts: .............................9 vs. Ole Miss (‘08) Rushing TDs: ............. 1, 3 games; last vs. Ole Miss (‘08) Punts: ................................................2 vs. Ole Miss (‘08) Long Punt: ....................................... 61 vs. Marshall (‘08)


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2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

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HUDGENS’ GAME-BY-GAME PASSING 9/5/05 9/17/05* 9/24/05* 9/3/06 9/9/06 9/1/07 9/15/07 9/22/07 9/27/07 10/2/07* 10/13/07* 10/20/07 10/27/07 11/3/07 11/10/07 11/17/07 11/24/07 12/21/07 8/30/08 9/6/08 9/13/08 9/20/08 9/27/08 10/2/08 10/18/08

OPPONENT ATT CMP YDS INT Ole Miss 28 15 145 2 Chattanooga 15 10 139 0 Tulsa 19 8 129 0 Ole Miss 3 1 6 0 Chattanooga 1 1 8 0 Ole Miss 1 0 0 0 JSU 4 1 12 0 UCF 9 5 88 0 Arkansas State 2 0 0 0 Marshall 45 30 346 0 MTSU 35 13 134 0 Rice 0 0 0 0 Tulane 0 0 0 0 East Carolina 0 0 0 0 Southern Miss 0 0 0 0 UAB 1 0 0 0 SMU 2 2 7 0 Florida Atlantic 5 1 0 0 Ole Miss 15 8 102 1 Rice 1 0 0 0 Marshall 2 1 4 0 Nicholls State 1 0 0 0 Arkansas State 3 1 17 0 UAB 0 0 0 0 East Carolina 2 0 0 0

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6- 1 • 188 MUNFORD, TENN. MUNFORD HS

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the fall 2008 and spring 2009 semesters...Named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for 2008-09...Earned the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal for 2008-09...Was on the U of M Dean’s List for fall 2008 and spring 2009 semesters. PREP Lettered three seasons as a quarterback and safety for coach Wayne Randall at Munford High School...Former MHS teammate of defensive lineman Tommy Walker... Helped his 2008 squad to a 7-4 record and a showing in the region championship game...Named all-region as a senior after passing for 600 yards and 12 touchdowns, and also totaling 100 tackles and four forced fumbles... Also logged four interceptions as a safety in 2008...Also helped his 2007 squad to a region championship...Finished his career with 2,200 yards and 40 touchdowns as well as 130 tackles, five forced fumbles and six picks. PERSONAL Mitchell Eugene Huelsing is the son of John and Nancy Huelsing...Born November 3, 1989...His brother, Tyler, is a senior outfielder for the Tiger baseball team.

PREP Played for coach Kenneth Lawrence at Humphreys County High...Rated the No. 34 inside linebacker prospect in the country by Rivals.com...Named first-team all-state by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger...Named second-team all-state by the Mississippi Association of Coaches...Recorded 643 career tackles, with 44 quarterback sacks and 28 forced fumbles...Registered 181 tackles with 12 quarterback sacks in nine games as a senior...Named Class AAA District 4 Defensive MVP following his junior campaign...Started at linebacker for four seasons, spending his sophomore and freshman years at South Delta (Miss.) High School. PERSONAL Jamon Dewayne Hughes is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cardell Hughes...Born December 30, 1987, in Greenwood, Miss....His brother Carlos played football at UL-Monroe (1998-2003).

GREG JACKSON

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- 3L 6 -2 • 21 7 M A R I E T TA , G A . M A R I E T TA HS LINEBACKER

JAMON HUGHES

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- TR 6- 0 • 230 ROLLING FORK, MISS. H U M P H R E YS C O U N T Y M I S S I S S I P P I S TAT E LINEBACKER

Joined the Tigers in August 2008 after transferring from Mississippi State, where he played in both 2006 and 2007...Was not eligible for the 2008 season because of NCAA transfer guidelines...Is expected to add depth and experience at linebacker this season...Earned one of the Top Newcomer Awards, which was presented at the 2009 Blue-Gray Game.

2008 Was a 2008 All-Conference USA Honorable Mention pick...Named the Defensive Player of the Year at the team banquet...Played in 10 of 13 games with nine starts at outside linebacker...Led the Tigers and ranked eighth in C-USA in tackles for loss with 11.5...Ranked second on the team in sacks with four and was sixth on the team in tackles with 52...Registered a tackle in each of his 10 games played...Totaled five or more tackles in five games, including a season-best 11 stops versus East Carolina... Started at outside linebacker in the season opener against Ole Miss, and had six tackles, including 1.5 tackles for a loss of two yards...Assisted on a sack for a loss of a yard... Ended the first drive of the game with an assisted tackle on a rush of two yards...Returned to action against UAB after missing three games...Tallied four tackles with two solo stops...Forced his first fumble of the season on a rush by Joe Webb in the beginning of the fourth quarter that led to a Memphis field goal...Started at outside linebacker versus Louisville and had four tackles, including three solo

stops and a quarterback hurry...Three of his four tackles resulted in gains of two yards or less...Led the team with a season-high 11 tackles versus East Carolina...Five of his tackles were solo stops...Credited with 2.5 TFL in the contest...Tipped a Patrick Pinkney pass on third down in the first quarter resulting in a punt...Seven of his tackles were for gains of three yards or less...Held ECU short of the first down marker in the second quarter, forcing a punt... Recorded five tackles, including three solo stops, against USM...Tackled Austin Davis for a loss of seven yards in the fourth quarter on second down that led to a three-and-out... All five tackles were for short gains of six yards or less... Credited with four stop against SMU and UCF...Tallied a career high 3.5 TFLs for a total loss of 23 yards, a careerhigh 2.5 sacks, a fumble recovery and a quarterback hurry versus the Knights...Assisted on a sack for a loss of six yards in the first quarter on third down to force a punt... Recorded a sack on third down in the second quarter for a loss of seven yards...Forced an incomplete pass on third down with a quarterback hurry in the third quarter resulting in a punt...Sacked Rob Calabrese for a loss of 11 yards on third down in the fourth quarter to force a punt...Recovered his first career fumble in the fourth quarter...Against Tulane, made five tackles with one TFL, an interception and a quarterback hurry...Registered a solo tackle for a loss of a yard in the second quarter...Temporarily knocked Green Wave QB Kevin Moore out of the game on a quarterback hurry in the second quarter...Made his first career interception in the fourth quarter and returned it 20 yards allowing Memphis to score on the ensuing drive...All five of his tackles were for short gains of four yards or less...Tied for second on the team with six tackles against USF in the bowl game... Credited with two TFL for minus nine yards, which includes a sack for a seven-yard loss...Registered a solo tackle for a loss of two yards on 3rd-and-10 early in the first quarter that forced USF to punt...Sacked Matt Grothe for a loss of seven yards on 3rd-and-5 on the Memphis 13 that forced USF into a field goal in the third quarter...Four of his five solo tackles held USF to two or fewer yards...Was presented one of the Spring MVP awards for his efforts on the field during the spring 2009 practice session. 2007 Started at outside linebacker in the season opener against Ole Miss...Credited with six tackles in the game...Forced Ole Miss’ Mike Wallace to fumble in the third quarter... The ball was recovered by Jake Kasser...Started against Jacksonville State and registered two tackles, including 1.5 TFL for minus eight yards before suffering a season-ending knee injury...Was unable to participate in spring practice while continuing rehabilitation on his knee...Will return as a junior for the 2008 season. 2006 Steady defender who saw increased action throughout the season...Played all 12 games and made nine starts at outside linebacker...Registered three tackles in the first three games of the season against Ole Miss, Chattanooga and East Carolina...Had a breakout game in his first collegiate start in the meeting with Tennessee...Logged a career-high 13 tackles, including six solo stops, against the Vols...

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Joined the Tigers during fall camp in 2008, and is working with the Tiger defense...Redshirted during the 2008 season.

Senior Greg Jackson logged a career high 2.5 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss against UCF i n 2 0 0 8 . MISSISSIPPI STATE Played in nine games during his true freshman season... Missed the first three weeks of the season with a hamstring injury...Recorded a total of 17 tackles in ‘06...Earned his first collegiate start and had one hit in the Bulldogs’ victory at Alabama...Earned SEC All-Freshman honors...Played in 13 games in ‘07...Ranked fourth on the team in tackles with 65, including 34 solo stops...Logged 5.5 TFL for minus eight yards on the year.

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MITCH HUELSING

TD LG 0 34 2 62 1 41 0 6 0 8 0 0 0 12 1 41 0 0 2 37 1 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 2 43 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0


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2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

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Never relinquished his starting role the remainder of the season...Totaled five or more tackles in six of the last nine games in 2006...Credited with six tackles against UAB and nine versus Arkansas State...Also had one pass breakup and a half sack against the Indians...Logged back-to-back games of nine tackles against Marshall and Southern Miss...May be most remembered in 2006 for picking up a blocked field goal by Brandon McDonald against C-USA champion Houston and running 80 yards for a touchdown to tie the game at 20 and forcing overtime...Was the only Tiger defender to score during the 2006 campaign...Recorded his second double-digit tackle effort of the season with 10 stops against the Cougars...Credited with a forced fumble, a sack and a pass breakup versus UH...Closed out the season with four tackles, including a TFL for one yard, in the road victory over UTEP...Ended the year as Memphis’ fourth-leading tackler with 69 stops...Tied for second on the squad with seven TFL for a loss of 15 yards. 2005 A true freshman linebacker who saw action in nine of the Tigers’ 12 games in 2005...Primarily worked with the special teams unit...Was a consistent cover guy who worked with the kick off coverage and punt teams...One of just six true freshmen to play in 2005...Saw his first collegiate action in the season opener against Ole Miss...Credited with one solo stop against the Rebels...Provided an assisted tackle in the win over Houston...Credited with one tackle in the nationally-televised UAB game...Logged one solo tackle in the Tennessee game...Completed his freshman season with four total tackles. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for 2006 spring semester. PREP Played for Coach James Richard at Marietta High…Set a school record at MHS with 15 sacks in 2004…Helped lead squad to an 11-1 record and a Region 5-A championship…Voted as the team’s MVP…Listed as Cobb County’s 48-Minute Player of the Year…Also selected as a first-team pick on the All-Cobb County Team… Named to the Marietta Daily Journal first-team All-Cobb County…Also played tight end, defensive end, and was on every special team…Was Cobb County’s triple jump champion. PERSONAL Gregory Jerome Jackson is the son of Ricky Smith and Joan Smith...Born May 26, 1987, in Lawton, Okla. JACKSON'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT 2005 9/0 2 2 4 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2006 12/9 38 31 69 2 0 1 7-15 1.5-9 0-0 2007 2/2 2 6 8 1 0 1 1.5-8 0-0 0-0 2008 10/9 32 20 52 2 1 1 11.5-46 4-29 1-20 Total 33/20 74 59 133 5 1 3 20-69 5.5-38 1-20 JACKSON'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles:........................................ 13 vs. Tennessee (‘06) Solo Tackles: ..................................... 9 vs. Houston (‘06) Assisted Tackles: ........................... 7 vs. Tennessee (‘06) Tackles For Loss:.................................. 3.5 vs. UCF (‘08) Sacks: ................................................... 2.5 vs. UCF (‘08) Fumble Recoveries:................................. 1 vs. UCF (‘08) Forced Fumbles:................ 1, 3 games; last vs UAB (‘08) Pass Breakups: ...... 1, 4 games; last vs. East Carolina (‘08) Interceptions: ........................................ 1 vs. Tulane (‘08)

JACKSON’S GAME-BY-GAME DEFENSE 9/5/05 10/15/05 11/1/05 11/12/05 9/3/06 9/9/06 9/16/06 9/30/06* 10/7/06* 10/14/06* 10/21/06* 10/28/06* 11/5/06* 11/11/06* 11/18/06* 11/25/06* 9/1/07* 9/15/07* 8/30/08* 9/6/08* 10/2/08 10/10/08* 10/18/08* 10/25/08* 11/8/08* 11/22/08* 11/29/08* 12/20/08*

OPPONENT UT AT Ole Miss 1 0 Houston 0 1 UAB 0 1 Tennessee 1 0 Ole Miss 2 0 Chattanooga 1 0 East Carolina 0 0 Tennessee 6 7 UAB 3 3 Arkansas St. 4 5 Tulsa 2 0 Marshall 3 6 Southern Miss 4 5 UCF 1 3 Houston 9 1 UTEP 3 1 Ole Miss 1 5 Jacksonville St. 1 1 Ole Miss 3 3 Rice 2 1 UAB 2 2 Louisville 3 1 East Carolina 5 6 Southern Miss 3 2 SMU 4 0 UCF 3 1 Tulane 2 3 USF 5 1

TT TFL SK 1 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 2 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 13 1-1 0-0 6 .5-0 0-0 9 .5-2 0-0 2 0-0 0-0 9 0-0 0-0 9 2-3 0-0 4 0-0 0-0 10 2-8 1-7 4 1-1 0-0 6 0-0 0-0 2 1.5-8 0-0 6 1.5-2 .5-1 3 0-0 0-0 4 0-0 0-0 4 0-0 0-0 11 2.5-4 0-0 5 1-7 0-0 4 0-0 0-0 4 3.5-23 2.5-21 5 1-1 0-0 6 2-9 1-7

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

LABRADFORD JACKSON

PB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-20 0-0

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6-5 • 19 3 BARTLETT, TENN. B A R T L E T T HS WIDE RECEIVER

Joined the Tigers in February 2008 and has worked with the receiving unit...Redshirted during the ‘08 season. PREP Lettered four seasons for coach Mike Williams at Bartlett High...Was a starter for two seasons as a wide receiver and defensive back...Served as a team captain in 2006... Registered 64 tackles and a forced fumble in the secondary...Credited with 73 yards receiving as a senior...Averaged 31.5 yards receiving against White Station High in 2006...Also ran track...Advanced to the sectional meet in the high jump, triple jump and long jump as a junior...As a senior, also competed at sectional meet in shot put and the 4x100 meter event...Helped the 4x100 meter team place fourth in the state championship meet. PERSONAL LaBradford Rashad Jackson is the son of John Jackson and Laura Jackson...Born April 3, 1989, in Memphis, Tenn.

KINDLY JACQUES

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- TR 6 -7 • 32 5 F T . L A U D E R DA L E , F L A . S T R A N A H A N HS COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS OFFENSIVE LINE

Redshirted in 2008 to gain experience after transferring ffrom College of the Sequoias...Is expected to add depth tthis year to an offensive line that lost several key players tto graduation.

Se n i o r S te v en J oachi m saw t i m e in two games in 2 0 0 8 a t w id e r e c ei v er.

JUNIOR COLLEGE Played two seasons for coach Curtis Allen at College of the S Sequoias in Visalia, Calif....Teammate of Arkelon Hall who ssigned with the Tigers in December 2007...Was part of an o offensive line that helped the Giants amass 3,819 yards o of total offense in 2007...Helped protect Hall, who totaled 2 2,398 yards and 13 passing TDs...Helped 2006 team to a 7 7-3 record as the Giants averaged 412 yards of total offense...Squad also averaged 32.9 points per game in 2006.

PREP Prepped at Stranahan High in Ft. Lauderdale...Signed with Connecticut out of high school...Named second-team All-Broward County by the Miami Herald...Participated in the Dade-Broward All-Star game...Tabbed as a BCAA Sun Sentinel All-Star...Was a team captain and received the 2005 Coach’s Award as a senior. PERSONAL Kindly Jacques is the son of Sancionise Delzince...Born November 10, 1987, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

COLTON JENKINS

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- TR 6-6 • 2 9 0 WINONA, MISS. W I N O N A S E C O N DA RY H O L M E S CC OFFENSIVE LINE

Signed with the Tigers in December after transferring from Holmes CC...Missed spring workouts while continuing to rehabilitate a shoulder injury he suffered in 2007... Was cleared to resume activity in the summer and was expected to return to the field for action in the fall...Suffered a knee injury during the season that required surgery, and was forced to miss the 2008 season...Will use last season as a redshirt year after playing just one year at Holmes CC. JUNIOR COLLEGE Played one season at Holmes CC...Started five games in 2007 before being sidelined with a shoulder injury...Listed as a Top 25 Junior College Prospect by the Sun Herald. PREP Lettered three seasons at Winona Secondary School, playing on both sides of the ball as a senior...Ranked among the top 60 offensive linemen in the Southeast by PrepStar...Listed as the No. 18 prospect and the fourth-best offensive lineman in Mississippi by Rivals.com...Rated as a three-star athlete by Rivals.com...Registered 80 tackles and three sacks while playing defensive end...Graded out at 82 percent as a member of the o-line en route to being named first-team all-state for Class 3A...Invited to play in the Mississippi All-Star Football Classic...Originally signed with Mississippi State in February 2007. PERSONAL Colton Davis Jenkins is the son of C.D. and Glenda Jenkins...Born October 31, 1988, in Winona, Miss.

STEVEN JOACHIM

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SENIOR - 1L 6-4 • 2 1 8 MIAMI, FLA. N. M I A M I S E N I O R HS MENDOCINO COLLEGE WIDE RECEIVER

2008 Signed with the Tigers in December 2007 and enrolled at the U of M for the spring semester...Played in two of 13 games at wide receiver...Made his Memphis debut at wide receiver in the second half of the season opener against Ole Miss...Played at wide receiver against Nicholls State... Missed spring practice in 2009 after having surgery for a fracture in his foot. JUNIOR COLLEGE Played two seasons for coach Tom Gang at Mendocino College in Ukiah, Calif....Earned first-team All-Bay Valley Conference honors in 2006 and 2007...In 17 career games, totaled 79 receptions for 1,076 yards and 13 touchdowns as well as four 100-yard receiving games...Helped squad to an 8-3 overall record and a Bay Valley Conference championship in 2007 after ranking second on the team in receptions with 50 for 627 yards...Led the Eagles in TD catches with nine, while also ranking third on the team in scoring with 64 points...Closed out the 2007 season with nine receptions for a season-high 121 yards and a touchdown against Cabrillo College in the Capital Shrine Bowl...Led his squad in receiving yards as a freshman in


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2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL

2006 with 433 yards on 27 receptions...Averaged 16.0 yards per catch and hauled in four touchdowns in 2006. PREP Played for coach Leonard Graham at North Miami Senior High...Lettered as a wide receiver. PERSONAL Steven Racine Joachim is the son of Pierre and Carmelle Joachim...Born November 22, 1987, in Manhattan, New York...His brother, Sergiori Joachim, played at UCF.

CURTIS JOHNSON

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6- 0 • 182 MIAMI, FLA. CORAL GABLES HS WIDE RECEIVER

PERSONAL Curtis Johnson III is the son of Curtis Johnson and Thelma Free...Born June 22, 1990...His nickname is Trey...His father is the wide receivers coach for the New Orleans Saints.

DARCEL JOHNSON

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- TR 5- 11 • 228 MARION, ARK. MARION HS ARKANSAS

RUNNING BACK

2008 Joined the Tigers in fall camp after transferring from Arkansas...Practiced with the team but was ineligible for game action due to NCAA transfer guidelines. ARKANSAS Redshirted and practiced with the scout team in 2007.

MALCOLM JONES

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R -J U N I O R

- 2L 6 -2 • 21 0 GANTT, ALA. S T R A U G H N HS

DEFENSIVE BACK

2008 Played in all 13 games, with increased responsibility on special teams...Participated on special teams in the season opener against Ole Miss...Made one solo stop against Rice on an Owl kickoff return...Matched his career high with two tackles versus Marshall...Both stops were on kickoff returns by the Herd...Forced a fumble on a Nicholls State kickoff return, which was recovered by Jeremy Rockette... The Tigers ended up scoring a touchdown following the fumble recovery...Assisted on a tackle against Southern Miss...Credited with two solo tackles on kickoff coverage versus Tulane...Saw action on kick cover teams in the St. Petersburg Bowl. 2007 Played in all 13 games, logging time as a member of the special teams unit and in the defensive secondary...Registered his first tackle of the season against Jacksonville State on a Tiger kickoff...Tallied one tackle and forced a fumble versus UCF...Caused UCF’s Joe Burnett to cough up the ball on a punt return in the third quarter...The ball was recovered by Quinton McCrary...Logged two tackles against Marshall, MTSU, Rice and East Carolina, all of which were on either Memphis kickoffs or punts...Also credited with special teams stops against Southern Miss, UAB and SMU...Ended the season with 14 tackles, 11 of which were solo stops. 2006 Redshirted as a true freshman in 2006.

PREP Prepped for coach Mark Uhiren at Marion High, and helped his team to an 8-4 record his senior season...Played running back and was limited his senior season by an ankle injury...Logged just over 1,000 yards as a senior and was named all-conference...Rushed for 2,000 yards and 32 TDs as a junior en route to being named all-state...Was the only junior on the SuperTeam for the state of Arkansas...Earned several honors as weekly player of the week througout his prep career...Led his squad to the semifinals of the state championship both as a junior and a senior.

PREP Played for Coach Trent Taylor at Straughn HS…Started four years as a receiver and three as a linebacker and safety… Caught 16 passes for 275 yards and 14 touchdowns as a wide receiver his senior year…As a senior on defense, recorded 68 tackles with 10 for lost yardage and two fumble recoveries…Returned a fumble for a TD and scored a second as a receiver in a game against WS Neal HS in 2005…An honorable mention All-State Birmingham News selection as a senior and named all-county as a junior… Helped SHS finish 6-4 in 2005…Also lettered three years in basketball.

PERSONAL Darcel Johnson is the son of Al Ward and Tracye Johnson...Born Feb. 16, 1988, in Memphis, Tenn.

PERSONAL Malcolm Tyrone Jones is the son of Felix and Mary Jones... Born January 20, 1988, in Andalusia, Ala.

JONES' CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS YR G/S UT AT TOT PB FR FF TFL SK 2007 13/0 11 3 14 0 0 1 0-0 0-0 2008 13/0 5 2 7 0 0 1 0-0 0-0 Total 26/0 16 5 21 0 0 2 0-0 0-0

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0

JONES' CAREER HIGHS Tackles:..........................2, 6 games; last vs. Tulane (‘08) Solo Tackles: .................2, 3 games; last vs. Tulane (‘08) Assisted Tackles: ............. 1, 5 games; last vs. USM (‘08) Forced Fumbles:...... 1 vs. UCF (‘07), Nicholls State (‘08)

DEANTE’ LAMAR

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- 3L 5 -9 • 1 8 0 A T L A N TA , G A . L I T H O N I A HS

DEFENSIVE BACK

2008 Played in all 13 games with 10 starts at left cornerback... Led the team in pass breakups with six...Closed out the season with 35 tackles, which ranked eighth on the team... Totaled four or more tackles in four games...Made his first collegiate start in the season opener versus Ole Miss... Worked at corner and had three tackles on the day... Logged four tackles, three of which were solo stops, versus Rice...Credited with six tackles, including four solo stops, versus Marshall...Also registered two pass breakups and had a quarterback hurry against the Herd...Tallied three solo tackles and a pass breakup against Nicholls State... Against Louisville, logged four tackles and an interception... Intercepted a Hunter Cantwell pass in the first quarter deep in Louisville territory that resulted in a Memphis touchdown drive...Held the Cardinals short of the first down marker on all four tackles, including a tackle for a loss of three yards... Credited with three tackles and a pass breakup versus East Carolina...Broke up a Rob Kass pass on second down in the fourth quarter....Tallied one solo tackle and had his fifth pass breakup of the season versus Southern Miss...Broke up an Austin Davis pass in the fourth quarter on third down to force a punt...Had a key game versus SMU...Logged a career high and tied for the team lead with seven tackles and had a career-high six solo stops... Worked in the secondary and was credited with three solo tackles in the St. Petersburg Bowl...Had a pass breakup on 2nd-and-9 that ultimately helped force USF to punt two plays later...Was presented one of the True Tiger Awards at the 2009 Blue-Gray Game 2007 Played in 10 games as a member of the special teams unit and the defensive secondary...Made his first appearance of the season against Ole Miss...Assisted on his first career

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PREP Lettered for coach Joe Montoya at Coral Gables High... Played several positions including quarterback, receiver, defensive back and was a return specialist...Earned AllDade second-team honors his junior and senior seasons... Registered 21 catches for 528 yards and six TDs in 2007... Recorded a season-long run of 70 yards...Also played on special teams as a kickoff and punt returner...Averaged 19.3 yards per punt return as a senior and returned two for touchdowns...Averaged 31 yards per kick return with three TDs...Served as team captain as a junior and co-captain as a senior...Was the team’s Offensive MVP in ‘06...Helped his team to a 9-2 record as a senior and caught a touchdown pass in the state playoffs...Tallied 100 all-purpose yards and a TD in the first round of the state playoffs against No. 1-ranked Miami Northwestern Senior High...Selected to play in the North vs. South All-Star game.

Junior Malcolm Jones tied a career high with six tackles against Tulane in 2008.

PLAYERS

2008 Redshirted as a true freshman in 2008...Is a speedy wideout who is expected to bolster the Tiger receiving corps in 2009...Was selected by the coaching staff as one of the Offensive Scout Team Players of the Year at the 2008 team banquet...Received the Ralph Hatley Scholar-Athlete Award at the 2009 Blue-Gray Game.


2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL

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ffor a loss of two yards in the fourth quarter versus UCF... Sacked Tulane’s Scott Elliott for a loss of two yards in the ffourth quarter. 2007 Redshirted in 2007 as a true freshman...Made the transition to defensive end midway through the fall...Is considered an explosive player with a high motor...Has good speed off the edge. PREP Was a two-year starter for coach Charlie White at GermanW town High…Two-sport letterwinner who also ran track for the Red Devils…Helped squad to a 10-3 record in 2005… Led his team to the 2004 and 2005 Region 8-5A championships…Invited to participated in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl All-Star Game…Named all-region during his junior and senior seasons…Also named the team’s Defensive Player of the Year…Played linebacker and also saw limited action at fullback. PERSONAL Lester B. Lawson is the son of Lester and Mary Lawson... Born March 24, 1988, in Monroe, La.

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LAWSON’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Y YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT 2008 12/2 12 9 21 0 0 1 5.5-21 2-16 0-0 LAWSON’S CAREER HIGHS Tackles:.............................................. 5 vs. Marshall (‘08) Solo Tackles: ................... 2, 4 games; last vs. SMU (‘08) A Assisted Tackles: ............................... 5 vs. Marshall (‘08) Tackles For Loss:...........1, 5 games; last vs. Tulane (‘08) Sacks: ...........................................1 vs.Rice, Tulane (‘08) Forced Fumbles:........................ 1 vs. East Carolina (‘08) Se n i o r D e a n t e’ L a ma r ma d e a career high seven tackles against SMU in 2008 with six solo stops. defensive tackle in the fourth quarter against UCF...Credited with a solo stop against East Carolina...Stopped ECU’s Dwayne Harris following a six-yard reception to bring up third down...Pirates were forced to punt two plays later... Was presented one of the Chris Faros Most Improved Awards prior to the 2008 Blue-Gray Game...Credited with two solo tackles, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup in the spring scrimmage. 2006 Lettered in 2006 after seeing action in nine games, primarily as a member of the Tiger special teams unit...Also saw playing time in the Memphis secondary. 2005 Redshirted as a true freshman in 2005. PREP Played for coach Phil Short at Lithonia High…Totaled 52 tackles and 10 pass breakups as a senior…Also picked off seven passes, running two back for touchdowns…Had interception returns of 58 yards and 64 yards for scores…Lettered three years in football and four years in track…Also totaled a 98yard kickoff return for a TD as well as a 77-yard punt return for a TD…Named all-region, all-county and all-city in 2004… Tabbed as a first-team selection on the All-DeKalb County squad as a specialist…Finished prep career with 160 tackles, 12 interceptions and 38 pass breakups…Returned four of his 12 career interceptions for scores…Also totaled 30 receptions for 565 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior…A member of the National Beta Club and the National Holl Roll…Nominated for the Wendy’s High School Heisman award. PERSONAL Deante’ Antoine Lamar is the son of Tiffany Lamar and Antoine Clay...Born July 6, 1987, in Atlanta, Ga. LAMAR'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT 2006 9/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2007 10/0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2008 13/10 28 7 35 7 0 0 1-3 0-0 1-4 Total 32/10 29 8 37 7 0 0 1-3 0-0 1-4 LAMAR'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles:....................................................7 vs. SMU (‘08) Solo Tackles: ...........................................6 vs. SMU (‘08) Assisted Tackles: ........2 vs. Marshall, East Carolina (‘08) Pass Breakups: ................................. 2 vs. Marshall (‘08) Quarterback Hurries: ......................... 1 vs. Marshall (‘08) Tackles For Loss:.............................. 1 vs. Louisville (‘08) Interceptions: .................................... 1 vs. Louisville (‘08)

LAWSON’S GAME-BY-GAME

LAMAR’S GAME-BY-GAME DEFENSE 8/30/08* 9/6/08* 9/13/08* 9/20/08* 9/27/08* 10/2/08* 10/10/08* 10/18/08* 10/25/08* 11/8/08* 11/22/08 11/29/08 12/20/08

OPPONENT UT AT TT TFL SK FR PB INT Ole Miss 3 0 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Rice 3 1 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Marshall 4 2 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 0-0 Nicholls State 3 0 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 Arkansas State 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 UAB 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Louisville 3 1 4 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 1-4 East Carolina 1 2 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 Southern Miss 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 SMU 6 1 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 UCF 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Tulane 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 USF 3 0 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0

LESTER LAWSON

DEFENSE 8/30/08* 9/6/08 9/13/08* 9/20/08 9/27/08 10/10/08 10/18/08 10/25/08 11/8/08 11/22/08 11/29/08 12/20/08

OPPONENT UT AT TT TFL SK Ole Miss 1 2 3 0-0 0-0 Rice 2 0 2 1-14 1-14 Marshall 0 5 5 .5-1 0-0 Nicholls State 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Arkansas State 2 0 2 0-0 0-0 Louisville 2 0 2 0-0 0-0 East Carolina 1 1 2 1-1 0-0 Southern Miss 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 SMU 2 0 2 1-1 0-0 UCF 1 0 1 1-2 0-0 Tulane 1 0 1 1-2 1-2 USF 0 0 0 0-0 0-0

FF PB INT 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0

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R -S O P H O M O R E

- 1L 6 -2 • 23 5 G E R M A N TOW N , T E N N . G E R M A N T O W N HS DEFENSIVE LINE

2008 Saw action in 12 of 13 games with two starts at left outside linebacker...Started against Ole Miss and Marshall...Finished the season with 21 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble... Started in his collegiate debut versus Ole Miss at outside linebacker and had three tackles...Logged two solo stops versus Rice, including his first career sack...Dropped Chase Clement on third down for a loss of 14 yards in the second quarter...Registered a career-high five assisted tackles with one for a loss of a yard versus Marshall...Made two solo tackles on the defense and special teams against Arkansas State...Credited with one tackle on special teams and one on the defensive line versus Louisville...The solo tackle on defense held the Cardinals short of the first down marker on third down, resulting in a punt...Tallied two tackles against East Carolina...Tackled Norman Whitley for a loss in the second quarter, forcing a fumble that was recovered by Memphis at the ECU 28...The forced fumble was the first of his career...Credited with two solo tackles versus SMU, including a tackle for a loss of one yard in the second quarter that forced the Mustangs to punt two plays later...Second tackle came on a short gain of a yard...Recorded one tackle

Sophomore Lester Lawson played i n 1 2 g a m e s a t left outside linebacker in 2008 wi t h t w o s t a r t s .


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2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL f from Southern Lab’s class of 2007…Was a member of tthe Fellowship of Christian Athletes. PERSONAL Ronald Leary is the son of Ronald and Iris Leary…Born April 29, 1989, in Baton Rouge, La….Is the only boy of A sseven children in his family. LEARY’S CAREER OFFENSIVE LINE STATISTICS YR Games/Starts PlaysTotal Team Plays Y 2008 8/0 151/579 2

CLAY LEE

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S O P H O M O R E - 1L 6-1 • 21 5 ORLANDO, FLA. D R . P H I L L I P S HS DEFENSIVE BACK

So p h o mor e Ronal d Lear y w as named to the 2008 Al l -C o n f e r ence US A Fr eshman Team.

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- 1L 6- 4 • 313 B AT O N R O U G E , L A . SOUTHERN LAB OFFENSIVE LINE

PERSONAL Clay Lee is the son of Cynthia Lee...Born August 31, 1990, in New Orleans, La. YR 2008

LEE’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT 12/0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0

- 2L 6 -1 • 2 0 5 OLIVE BRANCH, MISS. O L I V E B R A N C H HS LINEBACKER

2008 Was back at linebacker full time in the fall after giving the running game a try in the spring...Played in all 13 games with nine starts at left outside linebacker...Closed out the season ranked second on the team in tackles with 80... Led the team in quarterback hurries with three, and in forced fumbles with two...Posted double-digit tackles in two games (vs. Nicholls St. and Louisville)...Logged at least five tackles in 10 contests...Registered a TFL in the last three-straight games...Credited with five tackles in the season opener versus Ole Miss, and assisted on a tackle for a loss of one yard...Logged three tackles, including two solo stops, versus Rice...Made his first career start at linebacker against Nicholls State...Led the U of M with 12 tackles in the meeting...Notched six solo stops and six assisted tackles...Also forced and recovered a fumble on a kickoff...Started against Arkansas State, and made five tackles with three solo stops...Tied for second on the team with eight tackles versus UAB, including five assisted stops...Four of the eight tackles were stops of two yards or less...Started at outside linebacker versus Louisville, and had a career-high 13 tackles with seven solo stops... Three of his tackles came on special teams...Six of his 10 tackles on defense were for gains of seven yards or less, including an assisted stop on third down in the third quarter that resulted in a punt...Second on the team with eight tackles against East Carolina...Logged a quarterback hurry in the second quarter on a Rob Kass incompletion... Had five tackles, with one tackle for a loss, against Southern Miss...Stopped Ed Morgan for a loss of five yards in the second quarter deep in Memphis territory...Against SMU, did not start for the first time in seven games in a six DB lineup...Registered one solo tackle on special teams... Started against UCF, and tied for the team lead with nine tackles...Had a career-high two tackles for loss and two quarterback hurries...Assisted on a sack for a loss of six yards on third down in the first quarter to force a punt... Forced a fumble on a kickoff in the fourth quarter...Started in the Tulane game, and made six tackles with one TFL and a quarterback hurry...Assisted on a tackle for a loss of a yard on third down in the second quarter...Also had an assist on a TFL for a loss of three yards on a first and goal situation that later resulted in a blocked field goal...Had a quarterback hurry on third down in the second quarter that resulted in a dropped pass and forced a punt...Posted three tackles on special teams...Started on the outside in tthe bowl game versus USF...Tallied five tackles, including ffour solo stops versus the Bulls...Sacked Matt Grothe on 2 2nd-and-7 for a 10-yard loss in the third quarter...Credited w with one tackle on kick coverage...Three of his tackles d denied first-down yardage...Was presented one of the True T Tiger Awards at the 2009 Blue-Gray Game. 2 2007 Saw action in nine of the Tigers’ 13 games as a member S o of the special teams unit and at linebacker...Registered his first career tackle, a solo stop, versus Rice on a Tiger kickoff to the Owls...Credited with another solo stop on sspecial teams the following week against Tulane...Strained his quad in the Tulane contest and was forced to miss ffour games...Returned to the field for the New Orleans Bowl...Made the transition from linebacker to running back d during spring practice...Had a productive spring learning tthe system...Logged 12 carries for 41 yards in the 2008 Blue-Gray Game...Also caught a pass and registered 19 yyards on the reception in the scrimmage.

2007 Redshirted in 2007 as a true freshman...Athletic lineman who gained experience and knowledge while working with the offensive scout team in the fall...Had a productive spring session working behind veteran lineman Brandon Pearce. PREP Lettered two seasons at Southern Lab High for coach Michael Roach…Helped Southern Lab to an 11-3 record and an appearance in the Class 1A semifinals…Credited with 49 pancake blocks and graded out at 92 percent as a senior…Did not allow a sack throughout the entire season… Earned first-team All-District 7-1A honors in 2006…Served as a permanent team captain as a senior… Selected to participate in the MSL East Meets West AllAmerican game…Was considered the most dominating run blocker in the camp…Came out for football for the first time as a junior and earned first-team All-District and All-State honors…Was one of four Division I-A signees

R -J U N I O R

2 2006 Redshirted as a true freshman in ‘06...Was one of the recipients of the Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year A Award.

Sophomore Clay Lee played in 12 of 13 games as a true freshman in 2008, primarily on special teams.

PREP Played for coach Jamie Mitchell at Olive Branch High…Led ssquad to a 12-2 season with a team-high 88 tackles and eight ssacks…Led OBHS in solo tackles with 48…Listed as a finalist ffor 2005 Commercial Appeal Defensive Player of the Year A Award…Rushed for 448 yards on 59 carries and six touchdowns as a senior…Scored on a 16-yard run in the MHSAA

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2008 Selected to the 2008 All-Conference USA Freshman Team...Played in eight of 13 games at left tackle and right tackle...Part of an offensive line that ranked second in C-USA in fewest sacks allowed with 17...Saw his first collegiate action on special teams against UAB...Made his first appearance on the offensive line at right tackle against Louisville, and logged 17 snaps in the game...Worked 28 of 57 offensive plays against East Carolina...Logged 21 snaps at right tackle and seven at left tackle...Played in 23 snaps on the O-Line versus Southern Miss, with 12 coming at left tackle and 11 at right tackle...Worked 27 of 74 snaps, primarily at left tackle, versus SMU...Logged 15 offensive plays with nine snaps at left tackle and six at right tackle versus UCF...Registered two offensive drives at left tackle and one at right tackle against Tulane...Participated in a career high 29 snaps versus the Green Wave...Saw early action and worked eight plays at left tackle and three plays at right tackle in the St. Petersburg Bowl...Tiger offensive line contributed to Memphis ranking 22nd nationally in rushing offense and 26th in total offense...Front line also had to make several adjustments throughout the season as four different quarterbacks were utilized due to injuries... Tigers had ranked as high as 14th nationally in passing offense prior to Arkelon Hall and Will Hudgens being injured in the ECU game...Helped pave the way for Curtis Steele to rush for 1,223 yards, which ranks fourth in school history for single season yardage.

PREP Played for coach Kevin Pettus at Dr. Phillips High... Finished the 10-game regular season as one of the leading tacklers in the greater Orlando area with 110, which included 53 solo stops...Also had one interception in 2007, which was returned for a touchdown...Named to Friday Night Football All-Central Florida team following his senior season...Is the second-leading tackler in school history...Led the Panthers as a junior with 100 tackles and an interception...Helped the 2006 squad to a district championship...Set a school record with 20 tackles against Boone High in the district championship and received the Central Florida Defensive Player of the Week award... Relocated to the Orlando area from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

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RONALD LEARY

2 2008 One of just eight Tiger true freshmen to see action in 2008... O Played in 12 of 13 games, primarily with the special teams unit...Made his collegiate debut against Ole Miss in the season opener on special teams...Came into the game in the second half...Posted his first two career tackles on special teams versus East Carolina...Made an assisted tackle on a punt return for a loss of a yard...Also had one assisted tackle on special teams against Southern Miss.

JEREMY LONGSTREET


2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL Class 5A playoffs against Warren Central…Olive Branch advanced to the 5-A North Half Championship game, and lost to eventual state champion South Panola…Tallied 13 tackles and caused a fumble in the game versus South Panola…Also rushed for 81 yards on 13 carries against SPHS…Named second team All-State by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger… Listed as a Fab 40 by MagnoliaPreps.com…Also returned two kickoffs for 49 yards in 2005…Totaled 497 all-purpose yards as a senior…Totaled 800 rushing yards on 132 carries from 2003-05…Also tallied eight rushing scores in his final three seasons at OBHS…Was a Class 5A All-Region 1 selection as a senior. PERSONAL Jeremy Lonell Longstreet is the son of Alonzo and Gloria Longstreet...Born May 7, 1987, in Memphis, Tenn.

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LONGSTREET'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT 2007 9/0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2008 13/9 40 40 80 0 1 2 5.5-25 1.5-13 0-0 Total 22/9 42 40 82 0 1 2 5.5-25 1.5-13 0-0 LONGSTREET’S CAREER HIGHS Tackles:........................................... 13 vs. Louisville (‘08) Solo Tackles: .................................... 7 vs. Louisville (‘08) Assisted Tackles: ..............6, 3 games; last vs. ECU (‘08) Tackles For Loss:..................................... 2 vs. UCF (‘08) Sacks: .......................................................1 vs. USF (‘08) Quarterback Hurries: ............................... 2 vs. UCF (‘08) Forced Fumbles:.................. 1 vs. Nicholls St., UCF (‘08) Fumbles Recovered: .................1 vs. Nicholls State (‘08)

LONGSTREET’S GAME-BY-GAME DEFENSE 8/30/08 9/6/08 9/13/08 9/20/08* 9/27/08* 10/2/08* 10/10/08* 10/18/08* 10/25/08* 11/8/08 11/22/08* 11/29/08* 12/20/08*

OPPONENT UT AT TT TFL SK Ole Miss 1 4 5 .5-1 0-0 Rice 2 1 3 0-0 0-0 Marshall 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Nicholls State 6 6 12 0-0 0-0 Arkansas State 3 2 5 0-0 0-0 UAB 3 5 8 0-0 0-0 Louisville 7 6 13 0-0 0-0 East Carolina 2 6 8 0-0 0-0 Southern Miss 3 2 5 1-5 0-0 SMU 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 UCF 5 4 9 2-6 0.5-3 Tulane 3 3 6 1-3 0-0 USF 4 1 5 1-10 1-10

FR PB INT 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 1-1 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0

STEVIE MATTHEWS

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R -J U N I O R 5-10 • 17 5 MEMPHIS, TENN. M E L R O S E HS

WIDE RECEIVER

Joined the Tigers during fall camp in 2008...Worked with the receiving corps during the fall and throughout the spring session...Redshirted during the 2008 season. PREP Lettered two seasons at Melrose High School...Played for current Tiger defensive coordinator Kenny Ingram, who coached at Melrose from 2001-04...Helped team to a 4A state runners up title in 2004 and 2005...Named all-area as a receiver...Had a big game versus Hazelwood Central with five receptions for 160 yards and a touchdown... Logged 700 yards on 45 catches and seven touchdowns as a senior...Finished his career at MHS with 70 catches for 1,000 yards and 12 TDs. PERSONAL Stevie Ladrell Matthews is the son of Grace Matthews… Born September 16, 1988, in Memphis, Tenn.

JOHN MCARTHUR

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R -J U N I O R

5-11 • 19 5 MEMPHIS, TENN. C H R I S T I A N B R O T H E R S HS DEFENSIVE BACK

Joined the Tiger defense in August 2006...Redshirted in ‘06 as a true freshman...Has been a consistent and steady member of the U of M defense. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club and has been a member of the U of M Dean’s List for six semesters...Earned the Conference USA Academic Medal for 2006-07, 2007-08 a and 2008-09...Listed on the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for 2007-08...Was a member of the Tiger Academic 30 ffor spring 2008, an honor presented to the top 30 studenta athletes each semester. PREP Played for Coach Kevin Locastro at Christian Brothers High S Schoool and lettered three years as a defensive back... S Served as the team captain as a senior...Named to the S Super 7 Coaches All-State Team...Helped CBHS become tthe Super 7 Conference champions in 2005 with a 10-2 record...Competed in the 2005 state championship...Made 4 43 tackles (16 solo), four interceptions and had two fumble recoveries his senior season. PERSONAL JJohn McArthur is the son of James and Susan McArthur... Born November 13, 1987, in Memphis, Tenn.

JOEL MCCLEOD

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R -S O P H O M O R E

- 1L 6 -3 • 31 5 MIRAMAR, FLA. E V E R G L A D E S HS OFFENSIVE LINE

J u n io r J e re my L o n g s t r eet had nine tackles against U C F i n 2 0 0 8 wi t h t wo t ackl e s f or loss.

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2008 2 Played in 11 of 13 games on the defensive line...Registered a at least one tackle in six games...Made his collegiate debut in tthe season opener against Ole Miss, and had three tackles, including 1.5 for a loss of three yards...Credited with one a assisted tackle versus Rice...Assisted on two tackles in the Marshall and Nicholls State games...Logged one assisted ttackle in the first quarter against East Carolina...Logged one solo tackle versus UCF...Closed out the season with

Joel McCleod made three stops w i t h 1 . 5 T F L s i n his collegiate debut in 2008 again s t O l e M i s s . 10 tackles...Transitioned to the offensive line in spring practice and could add depth up front in 2009. 2007 Redshirted in 2007 as a true freshman...Has great size and strength to play either defensive or offensive line...Missed the 2008 spring game with an ankle injury. PREP Earned four letters as a defensive tackle and offensive lineman at Everglades High for coach Michael Palmeri… Was a starter on the Gators’ offensive line…Helped 2006 team to a 7-4 record and a district championship…Had a game-high 11 pancake blocks and five tackles in a single meeting in 2006…Named to All-Broward Team in 2006 by the Miami Herald…Team captain as a senior…Was a member of the South team in the Broward County All-Star game…Helped his 2005 squad to an 8-1 record and their first ever undefeated regular season…Squad lost in the region semifinals that season…Named honorable mention all-county as a junior…Lettered two seasons on the basketball court and competed in the throws one season for the track squad. PERSONAL Joel Christopher McCleod is the son of Cecil and Renee McCleod…Born April 20, 1989, in Miami, Fla. MCCLEOD’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT 2008 11/0 3 7 10 0 0 0 1.5-3 0-0 0-0 MCCLEOD’S CAREER HIGHS Tackles:............................................ 3 vs.Ole Miss (‘08) Solo Tackles: ................................... 2 vs.Ole Miss (‘08) Assisted Tackles: ......2 vs. Mashall, Nicholls State (‘08) Tackles For Loss:.......................... 1.5 vs.Ole Miss (‘08)

M C CLEOD’S GAME-BY-GAME DEFENSE 8/30/08 9/6/08 9/13/08 9/20/08 9/27/08 10/10/08 10/18/08 10/25/08 11/22/08 11/29/08 12/20/08

OPPONENT UT AT TT TFL Ole Miss 2 1 3 1.5-3 Rice 0 1 1 0-0 Marshall 0 2 2 0-0 Nicholls State 0 2 2 0-0 Arkansas State 0 0 0 0-0 Louisville 0 0 0 0-0 East Carolina 0 1 1 0-0 Southern Miss 0 0 0 0-0 UCF 1 0 1 0-0 Tulane 0 0 0 0-0 USF 0 0 0 0-0

SK 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FR PB INT 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0


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2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL TIM MCGEE

#99

R-JUNIOR

- TR 6- 4 • 300 C O L U M B I A , S. C . RIDGE VIEW HS E A S T M I S S I S S I P P I CC DEFENSIVE LINE

Transferred to Memphis in August 2008 from East Mississippi Community College...Signed with Minnesota in February 2008 but was granted a release to join the Tigers...Had shoulder surgery in the fall and was forced to miss the 2008 season...Used the 2008 campaign as a redshirt year while rehabbing his shoulder...Was back out on the field during spring practice, and should add depth to the defensive line in 2009. JUNIOR COLLEGE Played both tackle and nose during the 2007 season...Was a four-star prospect by Scout.com...Tabbed Scout.com’s No. 3 junior college defensive tackle in the nation...Listed as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com...Tallied 19 tackles, including three TFL as a sophomore...Forced a fumble and had three pass deflections...Recorded eight tackles, with one for a loss of yardage, as a freshman.

DERRICK ODOM

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R-SOPHOMORE

- TR 6- 2 • 223 JACKSON, MISS. C A L L A W AY H S LSU LINEBACKER

Transferred to Memphis from Louisiana State University in January 2008, and worked out with the Tigers during the spring session...Was forced to sit out the 2008 season because of NCAA transfer guidelines...Is expected to challenge for a starting position at linebacker this fall... Received one of the Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year awards at the 2008 team banquet. LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY Redshirted as a true freshman for the LSU Tigers in 2006. PREP Was one of the top linebacker prospects in the nation at Callaway High in Jackson, Miss., under coach Gerry Anderson...Tallied 100 tackles, 12 sacks, 12 forced fumbles and two defensive TDs as a junior en route to the Class 4A playoffs...Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, the Jackson Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen, and the Mobile Register Super Southeast 120...Tabbed first-team all-district and all-metro as a senior in 2005. PERSONAL Derrick Lamont Odom III is the son of Derrick and Francine Odom...Born March 6, 1988, in Jackson, Miss.

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R -J U N I O R

- 2L 6 -7 • 25 5 M AY L E N E , A L A . T H O M P S O N HS

ONARHEIM’S CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS YR G/S NO YDS AVG TD LG 2007 9/1 1 10 10.0 0 10 2008 13/3 6 34 5.7 0 11 Total 22/4 7 44 6.3 0 11 ONARHEIM’S CAREER HIGHS Receptions:...............................................3 vs. USF (‘08) Receiving Yards: ......................12 vs. Nicholls State (‘08) Long Reception: .....................................11 vs. USF (‘08)

TIGHT END

2008 Played in all 13 games with three starts at tight end...Started against UAB, SMU and USF...Recorded his first two receptions of the season for 12 yards against Nicholls State...Hauled in a 10-yard pass from Arkelon Hall in the second quarter... Registered a two-yard reception in the third quarter...Made his first start of the season versus UAB in a two tight end lineup... Credited with one tackle in the game on an interception by the Blazers...Came in against Tulane and had a seven-yard catch in the second quarter...Started in the St. Petersburg Bowl for senior Brett Russell...Hauled in a career-high three receptions against the Bulls...Caught a two-yard pass from Arkelon Hall in the second quarter...Gained two yards on a pass completion from Brett Toney in the fourth quarter... Gained a season-high 11 yards on a pass from Toney late in the game...Closed out the season with six catches for 34 yards...Was also a key blocker for the Tiger offense that ranked 22nd nationally in rushing offense and 26th in total offense. 2007 Played nine games at tight end in 2007...Came up with a crucial fumble recovery late in the fourth quarter of the Southern Miss game...Recovered the ball that was jolted from Maurice Jones’ hands to extend the Tigers’ offensive drive...Landed on the fumble at the USM 34-yard line... The Tigers later scored a touchdown as a result of his drive-extending play...Made his first career start against SMU in a two tight end offensive scheme...Registered his first catch of the season in the New Orleans Bowl...Came up with the crucial drive-extending10-yard reception on 3rd-and-7 from the FAU 25-yard line...Tigers scored a touchdown later on that drive...Registered two receptions for 14 yards in the 2008 Blue-Gray Game. 2006 Redshirted during the 2006 season...Broke a finger during spring practice...Required surgery and was sidelined for the majority of the session. PREP Played for coach Brian Maner at Thompson High…Caught 35 passes for 580 yards and six touchdowns as a senior… Named to the Shelby County Reporter (AL) All-County Team and the coaches all-county team in 2005…Was a three-year starter who lettered all four years at THS… Had an impressive game against Jemison High with five catches for 60 yards and two touchdowns...Also played basketball and baseball at THS. PERSONAL Deven Christopher Onarheim is the son of Tony Garcia and Tina Garcia...Born October 7, 1987, in Albuquerque, N.M.

T.J. PITTS

#3

R -S E N I O R

- 2L 5 -1 0 • 2 0 0 GAINESVILLE, GA. N O R T H H A L L HS RUNNING BACK

2008 Did not see action in games during the 2008 season while continuing to rehab a severe ankle injury suffered in the 2007 New Orleans Bowl...Was back out on the field fully in the spring, and is expected to add depth to the ground game during the 2009 season. 2007 Played in 11 of 13 games and started against Jacksonville State for Joseph Doss who was injured...Finished the season second on the team in rushing yards with 481...Was one of just two Tigers with 100-plus carries in ‘07, totaling 106...Averaged 43.7 yards rushing per game and 9.6 carries...Tallied 10 or more rushing attempts in seven games... Totaled 50 or more yards five times in 2007...Opened the season with 10 carries for 39 yards against Ole Miss...Saw most of his action in the second half against the Rebels... Had a long run of 15 yards in the third quarter to extend a drive that ultimately led to a Tiger touchdown...Made his second career start against Jacksonville State and rushed 11 times for a then-career high 52 yards...Ran for 49 yards on 11 carries against Arkansas State...Registered a long run of 19 yards versus the Indians in the third quarter to get the Tigers past midfield...Totaled 14 carries in backto-back games versus Marshall and Middle Tennessee.... Led the team in rushing against Marshall with 57 yards... Also caught two passes in the MTSU game for two yards... Rushed for 13 yards on four carries against Rice...All four carries were in the Tigers’ second drive of the game... Came up with a crucial one-yard gain on 4th-and-1 from the Rice 23-yard line to extend the drive...Moved Memphis to the Rice 13-yard line with a five-yard run...The Tigers scored a touchdown two plays later...Suffered an ankle injury and missed the Tulane and East Carolina games... Entered the game in the fourth quarter against Southern Miss and had an 11-yard carry...Registered career highs in yardage in consecutive games versus UAB and SMU... Totaled 71 yards on 13 carries against the Blazers...Logged his first 100-yard game with a career-high 112 yards in the triple overtime win over SMU...Rushed for his first TD of the season; the second of his career, when he broke

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PERSONAL Tim McGee is the son of Robert and Frances McGee... Born January 17, 1985 in Camden, S.C.

DEVEN ONARHEIM

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PREP Prepped at Ridge View High School in Columbia, S.C.... Named Defensive Lineman of the Year as a freshman after totaling 80 tackles and 10 sacks...Logged 106 tackles, including 12 TFL, as a junior...Also tallied six sacks en route to earning all-region and all-state honors...Blocked a field goal and was credited with two pass breakups... Was a top 10 prospect by South Carolina Prep...Credited with 60 tackles, including four sacks and three TFLs as a senior...Was invited to participate in the Shrine Bowl.

Junior Deven Onarheim played in all 13 games in 2008 with three starts at tight end.


2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL MALCOM RAWLS

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R -S E N I O R

- 2L 6 -5 • 3 1 5 MEMPHIS, TENN. E A S T HS TENNESSEE OFFENSIVE LINE

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Se n i o r T. J . P i t t s mi ssed a l l of 2008 rehabbing an ankle injury suffered at the end of the 2007 season. loose up the middle on a 25-yard score with 4:50 left in the third quarter...The 25-yard run tied his career high for long runs...The 19 attempts in the game was also a career high...Helped the Tigers get in field goal range with an 11-yard carry in the first overtime period...Also came up with a crucial seven-yard gain in the final overtime period that gave Memphis 1st-and-goal from the SMU 10...Matt Reagan booted the 32-yard FG two plays later for the Tiger victory... Carried the ball just once for zero yardage in the New Orleans Bowl before leaving the game with a broken ankle...Had three surgeries to repair his ankle and was forced to miss spring practice.

hometown…Prepped at North Hall High under coach Bob Christmas…Transferred from Baldwin High in Milledgeville, Ga., midway through his sophomore year…Rushed for 2,422 yards and 29 touchdowns as a senior…Helped squad to a 12-1 record and a Region 7-AAA title in 2004… Squad advanced to the state quarterfinals and won its first playoff game in school history…Ranked as the 36th-best running back in the country by Scout.com…The Gainesville Times named him Area Football Player of the Year twostraight years…Rushed for more than 4,200 yards in two seasons, and totaled 24 straight 100-yard rushing games… Scored a rushing touchdown in 23-straight games.

2006 A young running back who showed marked improvement through the 2006 season...Did not play in the season opener against Ole Miss because of a pulled hamstring... Came in as a reserve against Chattanooga...Totaled six carries for 18 yards against the Mocs...Entered the game in the second quarter and posted a one-yard run on his first carry...Caught an eight-yard pass from Will Hudgens midway through the third quarter...Rushed for no gain on the very next play...Rushed four times in a single series in the fourth quarter versus the Mocs...Tallied long runs of nine yards and seven yards on that drive to set up a Tiger touchdown...Registered his first kick return of the season in the first quarter and logged a 35-yard return...Opened the third quarter with a 27-yard kickoff return...Rolled off 57 yards on three kickoff returns against East Carolina...Had a long return of 24 yards in that meeting...Logged his only start of the season in place of Joseph Doss against Tennessee...Had two carries for zero yardage versus the Vols... Did not carry the ball against UAB and Tulsa, but did tally two kick returns for 36 yards in the UAB contest...Missed the Arkansas State game after suffering a concussion on a kick return versus UAB...Had a season-high eight carries for 30 yards at Marshall...Came in during the third quarter and rushed for nine yards on his first carry...Had a run of three yards on 1st-and-goal from the 8-yard line...Carried the ball three times in the Tigers’ next offensive drive of the third quarter that ultimately led to a UM touchdown... Also had a pair of two-yard gains in the fourth quarter... Recorded two carries for 10 yards with a long run of nine yards against Southern Miss...Did not play in the UCF or Houston contests...Came in as a reserve in the road victory over UTEP and showed improved field vision...Rushed three straight times, which included a season-high 25-yard run on 2nd-and-one from the UTEP 35-yard line...Gained five yards on the next play to get the ball to the 5-yard line and set up a four-yard run by Earnest Williams...Punched the ball in from the one and scored his first touchdown on his 22nd career carry...Ended the season with 22 rushes for 98 yards and a touchdown...Was one of just five Tigers to score from the run in 2006.

PERSONAL Travias Jamel Pitts is the son of Patricia Pitts and Tracy Harold...Born April 7, 1986, in Clarksville, Ga.

2005 Redshirted as a true freshman in 2005...Was presented Offensive Scout Team MVP honors at the team banquet. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for 2006 spring semester. PREP Hails from Gainesville, Ga., which is Coach Tommy West’s

YR 2006 2007 Total

PITTS' CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS G/S NO YDS AVG TDS 8/1 22 98 4.5 1 11/1 106 481 4.5 1 19/2 128 579 4.5 2

LG 25 25 25

PITTS' CAREER KICK RETURN STATISTICS YR G/S NO YDS AVG TDS LG 2006 8/1 7 155 22.1 0 35 2007 11/1 0 0 0.0 0 0 Total 19/2 7 155 22.1 0 35 PITTS' CAREER HIGHS Rushes: .................................................19 vs. SMU (‘07) Rushing Yards: .................................... 110 vs. SMU (‘07) Longest Run: ..................... 25 vs. UTEP (‘06), SMU (‘07) Rushing Touchdowns: ......... 1 vs. UTEP (‘06), SMU (‘07) Kickoff Returns: .........................3 vs. East Carolina (`06) Kickoff Return Yards: ......................... 62 vs Chattanooga (`06) Longest Kickoff Return: .............35 vs Chattanooga (`06)

2008 Played in all 13 games with five starts at right guard on the offensive line...Started against Ole Miss, Rice, Marshall, UAB and Louisville...Part of an offensive line that ranked second in C-USA in fewest sacks allowed with 17...Started the season opener against Ole Miss, and logged a career high 62 of 84 snaps at right guard...Started at right guard and played 57 of 76 snaps versus Rice...Started versus Marshall, and played 43 of 83 snaps at right guard... W Worked more than half the offensive plays of the next five games...Worked 43 offensive snaps at right guard versus Tulane...Alternated play at right guard with senior Michael Denning in the St. Petersburg Bowl...Worked 37 of the team’s 65 offensive plays against USF...Tiger offensive line contributed to Memphis ranking 22nd nationally in rushing offense and 26th in total offense...Front line also had to make several adjustments throughout the season as four different quarterbacks were utilized due to injuries...Tigers had ranked as high as 14th nationally in passing offense prior to Arkelon Hall and Will Hudgens being injured in the ECU game...Helped pave the way for Curtis Steele to rush for 1,223 yards, which ranks fourth in school history for single season yardage...O-line also contributed to Memphis having a 100-yard receiver or 100-yard rusher in three of the last five games of the season. 2007 A big addition to the roster who added depth to the Tiger offensive line...Transferred to Memphis from the University of Tennessee...Had to sit out the 2006 season and was unable to practice with the team because of NCAA transfer guidelines...Joined the Tigers out on the field for spring 2007 workouts...Played in nine games with three starts at left guard...Saw his first action in a Tiger uniform against the Ole Miss Rebels...Started against Middle Tennessee and Rice at left guard for Dominik Riley, who was injured...Participated in a career-high 56 offensive plays against Rice...Logged action in 33 plays versus MTSU...Did not play against Tulane, but was back on the field the following game versus East Carolina...Made his third start of the season in the road victory over Southern Miss...Logged action in over 180 plays in 2007...Was part of an offensive line that led CUSA in sack denial with only 14...That total also ranked 10th nationally...Helped pave the way for a Tiger offense that ranked 13th nationally in passing offense and 23rd in total offense...Is expected to help anchor a veteran offensive line this fall.

PITTS’ GAME-BY-GAME RUSHING 9/9/06 9/16/06 9/30/06* 10/7/06 10/21/06 10/28/06 11/5/06 11/25/06 9/1/07 9/15/07* 9/22/07 9/27/07 10/2/07 10/13/07 10/20/07 10/27/07 11/3/07 11/10/07 11/17/07 11/24/07 12/21/07

OPPONENT Chattanooga East Carolina Tennessee UAB Tulsa Marshall Southern Miss UTEP Ole Miss JSU UCF Arkansas St. Marshall MTSU Rice Tulane East Carolina Southern Miss UAB SMU Florida Atlantic

NO YDS 6 18 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 30 2 10 4 40 10 39 11 52 8 30 11 49 14 57 14 49 4 13

AVG TDS 3.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 3.8 0 5.0 0 10.0 1 3.9 0 4.7 0 3.8 0 4.5 0 4.1 0 3.5 0 3.3 0 Injured - DNP Injured - DNP 11 11.0 0 71 5.5 0 110 5.8 1 0 0.0 0

LG 9 0 1 0 0 9 9 25 15 13 10 19 13 9 5

1 13 19 1

11 12 25 0

Senior Malcom Rawls played in a l l 1 3 g a m e s i n 2008 with five starts at right guar d .


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2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE Redshirted during the 2005 season. PREP Was a three-year starter on the offensive line for Coach Wayne Randall at East High...Gave up one sack in three years of varsity action...Helped lead his team to the state playoffs in 2003 and 2004...Was a 4A all-state honoree in 2004...Earned All-Shelby Metro recognition by the Memphis Commercial Appeal as a junior...Also threw the shot put for the EHS track and field team. PERSONAL Malcom Voltaire Rawls is the son of Charlotte Rawls Hill... Born October 1, 1986, in Anniston, Ala. RAWLS' CAREER OFFENSIVE LINE STATISTICS YR Games/Starts Plays/Total Team Plays 2007 9/3 183/695 2008 13/5 474/977 Total 22/8 657/1,672

GREGORY RAY

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R-JUNIOR

RUNNING BACK

2008 Used the 2008 season as a redshirt year after struggling with nagging injuries during the fall...Participated in full capacity during the spring session, and will add depth to the ground game in 2009.

2007 Twice named the Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Week in 2007...Led the team in scoring with 80 points

PREP Played for coach David Williams at Westchester High in Los Angeles...Played running back in high school and was also a member of the basketball and track and field teams...Earned all-city honors in his final two seasons of high school after logging over 3,000 yards and 35 touchdowns in 2004 & 2005...Played in the Gridiron All-Star Game following his senior season. PERSONAL Gregory Ray is the son of Trivia Easley...Born July 3, 1988, in Los Angeles, Calif....His grandfather, Melvin Easley, lives in Memphis...Was a high school and junior college teammate of Tiger newcomer Justin Thompson.

MATT REAGAN

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S E N I O R - 3L 6- 1 • 210 K N OX V I L L E , T E N N . BEARDEN HS KICKER

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS Ranks fifth in Memphis history in scoring by a kicker with 196 points (91 PAT/ 35 FG)...Has a chance to place himself behind current Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski in several career categories...Needs just 68 points as a senior to secure the No. 2 spot for scoring by a Tiger kicker...Ranks fourth all-time in career PATs made (91) and attempted (96)...No. 2 ranking in both categories is in reach as he needs just 20 made and 17 attempts in 2009...Ranks fifth all-time in

Senior Matt Reagan ranks fifth in school history in scoring by a kicker with 196 points (91 PAT / 3 5 F G ) .

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JUNIOR COLLEGE Played two seasons for coach John Featherstone at El Camino CC in Torrance, Calif....Played in six games in 2007 as El Camino finished the season with an 8-2 overall record and a 4-0 record in the Mission Conference American Division...Missed part of the season with a hamstring injury...Rushed for 165 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries as a sophomore...Registered a long run of 73 yards...Ranked sixth on the team in total offense...Played in 10 games as a freshman in ‘06...Logged 122 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries...El Camino went 12-2 and won the California Junior College title in ‘06...Had a season-high eight carries for 93 yards and two TDs in a 31-0 win over Golden West.

2008 Played in nine of 13 games during the 2008 season...Did not play against Arkansas State, UAB, Louisville and East Carolina because of an injury...Led the team in scoring with 55 points...Opened 2008 campaign on the preseason Lou Groza Award Watch List...Registered six points on 3-of-3 PATs and a 39-yard field goal against Ole Miss... The field goal was his longest since kicking a 42 yarder on 11/25/06 against UTEP...Converted 5-of-5 PAT attempts versus Rice...Missed a 39-yard field goal attempt against the Owls...Averaged 62.6 yards on six kickoffs...Booted a career-long 44-yard field goal despite a high snap against Marshall...Had 10 points kicking, finishing 3-for-3 on field goal attempts and 1-for-1 on PATs...Converted a 24-yard FG and had a 32-yard attempt blocked versus Nicholls State...Was a last minute scratch just prior to the Arkansas State game, sitting out the contest with a hip flexor injury... Missed the next three games before returning to the field versus Southern Miss...Totaled six points kicking with a 43-yard field goal and three PATs...Hit his second-longest field goal of his career with 58 seconds left in the third quarter to give the Tigers a 23-17 lead...It was the second time in 2008 that he had kicked a 40+ yard field goal and the fifth of his career...Had a string of 27 consecutive PATs snapped when his third attempt of the game bounced off the upright...Logged seven points kicking on four PATs and one field goal versus Rice...Hit a 24-yard FG with 1:31 left in the third quarter...Went 3-for-3 on PAT attempts and missed a 40-yard field goal in the fourth quarter against UCF...Handled kickoffs for the first time since Sept. 20 against Nicholls State...Booted four kickoffs for an average distance of 44 yards...Posted his second-highest point total of the season with nine on a season-high 6-for-6 PATs and a 22-yard field goal in the Tulane game...Matched a career high with eight kickoffs for a season-long average of 64.6 yards...Hit two PATs in the bowl game and averaged 55.3 yards on three kickoffs against USF.

and averaged 6.2 points per game...Ranked fourth in CUSA in field goals made per game and ninth in scoring by kickers...Finished the season tied for 60th nationally in field goals...Attempted three or more field goals in four games... Hit multiple field goals in five games...Handled kickoffs in the last 10 games of the season and averaged 58.9 yards per kick...Struggled to open the season and missed his first three field goal attempts...Was 5-of-5 on PATs in the second game versus Jacksonville State to tie his career-best mark...Snapped his streak of 29 consecutive PATs dating back to the 2006 East Carolina contest when he missed his first attempt on the road versus UCF...Answered the miss with two successful PATs later in the game and then hit all four attempts the following week versus Arkansas State...Registered his first field goal make of the year when he booted a 32 yarder in the first quarter on the road at ASU...Scored 11 points against Marshall and was 3-for-3 in field goal attempts, with a long kick of 30 yards...All three of his FGs were in the first half...Handled six kickoffs in the win and five of them were dropped inside the 10-yard line...Logged 12 points against Rice on three field goals and three PATs and was named the C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts...Hit a pair of FGs for 22 and 24 yards in the second quarter...Converted a key 22 yarder later in the fourth quarter to give Memphis the 31-28 advantage with just over eight minutes left to play...Also logged eight kickoffs for 459 total yards in the win...Did not have a FG attempt against Tulane, but scored four points on PATs...Hit field goals of 37 and 24 yards in the first half against East Carolina...Missed a 32-yard attempt against Southern Miss in the third quarter but converted all three PATs...Set a career high with four field goals (tied for second all-time at Memphis) and 13 points kicking (tied for seventh all-time) against UAB...Booted a 32 yarder in the second quarter and registered a season-long 38-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to mark the first time in his short career that he had logged two 30 yarders in the same game... Also dropped five of his seven kickoffs inside the 5-yard line...Matched his career high with 13 points kicking against SMU, reaching the mark for the second-straight game...Hit the game-winning 32-yard field goal in the third overtime and set a career high with seven PATs (tied for fourth alltime at Memphis)...Named C-USA Special Teams of the Week following the SMU game...Logged two kickoffs and just one PAT in the first quarter of the New Orleans Bowl before leaving the contest with a concussion...Finished the season having hit 15 of his 22 field goal attempts and

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- TR 5- 10 • 205 LOS ANGELES, CALIF. W E S TC H E S T E R H S E L C A M I N O CC

field goals made with 35, and is tied for sixth in field goals attempted with 50..Totals 10 career games of multiple field goals made...Totals five career FGs of 40 yards or more... Ranks seventh in school history with 29 consecutive PATs from 2006-07, and ninth with 27-straight PATs from 2007-08.


2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL

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converting 35 of his 38 PATs...Closed the year ranked eighth all-time in the U of M record book in single-season points (80), fifth in points by a kicker, seventh in PATs made (35) and seventh in field goals made (15). 2006 One of just five Tigers to play as a true freshman in 2006... Earned Freshman All-America recognition by The Sporting News and CollegeFootballNews.com...Landed on the CUSA Media All-Freshman Team following the 2006 season in which he led the Tigers in scoring with 61 points...Did not see action in the first two games against Ole Miss and Chattanooga...Earned the starting role against East Carolina and never relinquished the position...Converted his first collegiate PAT in the first quarter against the Pirates...Hit his second attempt in the second quarter, but missed his only PAT of the year on Memphis’ next offensive series... Was perfect the rest of the way, ending the year with 23 consecutive PATs...Was called on to take over kickoffs with injury to Patrick Byrne...Had his first collegiate kickoff to open the second half against Tennessee...First attempt was for 58 yards to the UT 7-yard line...Did not attempt a field goal and had one PAT versus the Vols...Logged 118 yards on two kickoffs...Scored 11 points in back-to-back games versus UAB and Arkansas State...Was 3-of-4 on field goals with a long of 28 against the Blazers...Missed an attempt from 41 yards in the second quarter...Averaged 58.1 yards on seven kickoffs against UAB...Upped his average to 58.7 yards on six kickoffs the next game against ASU...Was flawless with two PATs and three field goals versus the Indians...Equaled his long of 28 yards in the ASU meeting...Missed his only field goal attempt from 40 yards out against Tulsa...Booted three kickoffs for an average of 62.7 yards in the Tulsa meeting...Scored nine points in the Marshall contest with three PATs and a 2-of-2 effort on field goals...Upped his season high with a make of 31 yards versus the Thundering Herd...Booted at least four kickoffs in three of the next four games...Converted three PATs and missed his only field goal attempt from 28 yards out against Southern Miss...Set new career highs in the next three straight games...Hit a 40-yard field goal against UCF and improved that mark with a 41 yarder the next game against Houston...Helped Memphis strike quickly against the Cougars, scoring the first six points of the game off field goals of 22 and 41 yards...Missed a 32-yard attempt in the third and his 40-yard attempt in overtime... Came back strong in the season finale victory at UTEP, scoring eight points and connecting on a 42-yard field goal...Was a perfect 5-of-5 on PATs versus the Miners... Did not kickoff against UTEP with the return of Byrne to the lineup...Finished his rookie season 25-of-26 on PATs and 12-of-17 on field goals...Also averaged 57.1 yards on 37 kickoffs and sailed three of his attempts into the endzone... Streak of 23 consecutive PATs ranks eighth in the Tiger record book...Ranks 10th all-time in single season points with 61...Ended the year ranked sixth in Conference USA in scoring by a kicker...Also ranked fourth in the league in field goals and sixth in field goal percentage...Was one of just two freshmen to be listed in C-USA kicking rankings... Was the only freshman to be listed in the top 10 in all four kicking categories. HONORS Named C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week twice in 2007...Selected to the C-USA Media All-Freshman Team following the 2006 season...Was presented the Rex Dockery Award at the 2007 Blue-Gray Game. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to the 2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 4 first team...Earned the Children’s Literature Award through the Memphis English Department in May 2009...Was selected as the recipient of the Paul H. Sisco Outstanding Senior Award in Geography at the U of M’s Honors Assembly in April 2009...Had a perfect 4.0 GPA for the spring ‘09 semester...Named to both the Tiger 3.0 Club and the U of M Dean’s List for six semesters...Earned the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal in 2007-08 and 2008-09...Listed on the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2007-08 and 2008-09...Was a member of the Tiger Academic 30 in spring 2009 and fall 2007...The award is presented to the top 30 student-athletes in the department each semester. PREP Lettered three years as a kicker for coach Paul Maynard at Bearden High…Averaged 40.1 yards per punt in 2005… Was successful on 22 of his 23 PATs…Booted 85 percent of his kickoffs into the end zone…Named to the All PrepExtra first team…Also named first team All-Region and All-Knoxville…Selected as a member of the all-state team

by the Tennessee Football Coaches Association…As a junior, punted 49 times for a 40.5 yard average…Converted 12-of-14 PATs while sending 11 of his 17 kickoffs into the end zone…Advanced to the final round at the Chris Sailer National Kicking Competition in Las Vegas…Named to the Chris Sailer Top Twelve list following his performance… Was the third kicker from BHS to earn a Division I scholarship, joining Dustin and Britton Colquitt (Tennessee)...Was a member of the Key Club and National Honor Society... Earned a 4.1 grade-point average. PERSONAL Matthew Harrison Reagan is the son of Rick and Lisa Reagan...Born August 28, 1987, in Knoxville, Tenn....Is related to former Lady Vol basketball standout Kellie (Jolly) Harper, who is the head women’s basketball coach at NC State...Worked an internship with the National Weather Service in summer ‘09. REAGAN'S CAREER SCORING STATISTICS YR G PAT FGM-FGA PTS AVG/G 2006 10 25-26 12-17 61 6.1 2007 13 35-38 15-22 80 6.2 2008 9 31-32 8-11 55 6.1 Total 32 91-96 35-50 196 6.1 REAGAN'S CAREER FIELD GOAL STATISTICS YR FGM-FGA LG PCT 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 2006 12-17 42 70.6 0-0 8-9 1-2 3-6 0-0 2007 15-22 38 68.2 0-0 8-9 7-10 0-3 0-0 2008 8-11 44 72.7 0-0 5-5 1-3 2-3 0-0 Total 35-50 44 70.0 0-0 21-23 9-15 5-12 0-0 REAGAN'S CAREER KICKOFF STATISTICS YR NO RET YDS AVG TB OB FC OSK 2006 37 32 2,114 57.1 3 2 0 1 2007 51 48 3,003 58.9 1 1 1 1 2008 36 35 2,127 59.1 0 2 0 0 Total 124 115 7,244 58.4 4 5 1 2 REAGAN'S CAREER HIGHS PATs Made: ............................................. 7 vs. SMU (‘07) PATs Attempted: ..................................... 7 vs. SMU (‘07) Points:..........................................13 vs. UAB, SMU (‘07) Field Goals Made: ...................................4 vs. UAB (‘07) Field Goal Attempts:............... 4, 4 times; last vs. UAB (‘07) Longest Field Goal: .........................44 vs. Marshall (‘08) Kickoffs: .............................. 8 vs. Rice (‘07), Tulane (‘08)

REAGAN’S GAME-BY-GAME KICKING 9/16/06 9/30/06 10/7/06 10/14/06 10/21/06 10/28/06 11/5/06 11/11/06 11/18/06 11/25/06 9/1/07 9/15/07 9/22/07 9/27/07 10/2/07 10/13/07 10/20/07 10/27/07 11/3/07 11/10/07 11/17/07 11/24/07 12/21/07 8/30/08 9/6/08 9/13/08 9/20/08 9/27/08 10/2/08 10/10/08 10/18/08 10/25/08 11/8/08 11/22/08 11/29/08 12/20/08

OPPONENT East Carolina Tennessee UAB Arkansas St. Tulsa Marshall Southern Miss UCF Houston UTEP Ole Miss JSU UCF Arkansas St. Marshall MTSU Rice Tulane East Carolina Southern Miss UAB SMU Florida Atlantic Ole Miss Rice Marshall Nicholls State Arkansas St. UAB Louisville East Carolina Southern Miss SMU UCF Tulane USF

FG 0-0 0-0 3-4 3-3 0-1 2-2 0-1 1-1 2-4 1-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 1-1 3-3 0-1 3-4 0-0 2-2 0-1 4-4 2-3 0-0 1-1 0-1 3-3 1-2

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LG PAT PTS KO AVG - 2-3 2 0 0.0 - 1-1 1 2 59.0 28 2-2 11 7 58.1 28 2-2 11 6 58.7 - 2-2 2 3 62.7 31 3-3 9 5 55.4 - 3-3 3 4 53.2 40 3-3 6 5 55.0 41 2-2 8 5 56.8 42 5-5 8 0 0.0 - 1-1 1 0 0.0 - 5-5 5 0 0.0 - 2-3 2 0 0.0 32 4-4 7 2 61.5 30 1-1 10 6 62.5 - 1-1 1 2 60.0 24 3-3 12 8 57.4 - 4-4 4 5 53.8 37 2-4 8 7 53.9 - 3-3 3 5 57.2 38 1-1 13 7 64.1 33 7-7 13 7 60.0 - 1-1 1 2 62.5 39 3-3 6 4 60.8 - 5-5 5 6 63.8 44 1-1 10 5 62.0 24 4-4 7 6 55.3 INJURED INJURED INJURED INJURED 43 3-4 6 0 0.0 24 4-4 7 0 0.0 - 3-3 3 4 44.0 22 6-6 9 8 64.6 - 2-2 2 3 55.3

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DOMINIK RILEY

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R -J U N I O R

- 2L 6 -4 • 3 1 5 M O N T G O M E RY , A L A . C A R V E R S E N I O R HS OFFENSIVE LINE

2008 Started all 13 games at left guard...Is the only underclassman to start all 13 games on the Tiger offensive line...Part of an offensive line that ranked second in C-USA in fewest sacks allowed with 17...Started in the season opener and logged 58 snaps at left guard...Played all 76 snaps in the Rice game...Saw action on 64 of 83 snaps at left guard against Marshall...Started at left guard and notched a 2008 season high with 84 plays versus Nicholls State...Worked 41 snaps, primarily at left guard, versus UAB...Also played three snaps at right guard...Participated in more than half of the team’s offensive plays in the final six games of the regular season...Shared time with senior Brent Todd at left guard in the St. Petersburg Bowl...Worked 30 of the team’s 65 offensive plays in the post-season game...The Tiger offensive line contributed to Memphis ranking 22nd nationally in rushing offense and 26th in total offense...Front line also had to make several adjustments throughout the season as four different quarterbacks were utilized due to injuries...Tigers had ranked as high as 14th nationally in passing offense prior to Arkelon Hall and Will Hudgens being injured in the ECU game...Helped pave the way for Curtis Steele to rush for 1,223 yards, which ranks fourth in school history for single season yardage...O-line also contributed to Memphis having a 100-yard receiver or 100yard rusher in three of the last five games of the season. 2007 Named to both the 2007 Conference USA Media and Coaches All-Freshmen Teams...Tabbed as an honorable mention Freshman All-American by The Sporting News... Part of an offensive line that led C-USA in sack denial with 14, which also ranked 10th nationally...Played in all but the New Orleans Bowl game and made seven starts in the offensive line as a redshirt freshman...Started his first career game at left guard in Memphis’ 96 offensive play season opener against Ole Miss...Started the first five games of the season before suffering a broken rib in the Marshall game...Did not start the following games versus Middle Tennessee and Rice, but came in as a reserve on the line despite the painful injury...Started the next two games against Tulane and East Carolina...Participated in over half of the Tigers’ offensive plays in seven games and did not come out of the Tulane meeting while working 65 total plays...Helped the Tiger offense rank 13th nationally in passing offense and 23rd in total offense...Was a key factor in Martin Hankins passing for 3,220 yards and 25 touchdowns...Also a member of the special teams unit for field goals and PATs.

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2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL ROCKETTE'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Y YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT 2006 5/0 5 3 8 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2007 13/4 25 12 37 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2008 13/0 6 5 11 0 1 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 Total 31/4 36 20 56 2 1 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 ROCKETTE'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles:...........7 vs. Southern Miss, Florida Atlantic (‘07) Solo Tackles: ........................... 5 vs. Southern Miss (‘07) A Assisted Tackles: .....................3 vs. Florida Atlantic (‘07) Pass Breakups: ................... 1 vs. UTEP (‘06), UAB (‘07) Quarterback Hurries: .................1 vs. East Carolina (‘08) Fumble Recoveries:.................. 1 vs. Nicholls State (‘08)

ROCKETTE’S GAME-BY-GAME

2006 Redshirted during the 2006 season...Was the offensive recipient of the Chris Faros Most Improved Player Award at the 2007 Blue-Gray Game. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for three semesters (fall ‘07 &’08, spring ‘09).

PERSONAL Dominik DeShun Riley is the son of Franetta Riley...Born April 1, 1988, in Montgomery, Ala. RILEY'S CAREER OFFENSIVE LINE STATISTICS YR Games/Starts Plays/Total Team Plays 2007 12/7 502/939 2008 13/13 631/977 Total 25/20 1,133/1,916

JEREMY ROCKETTE

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R-SENIOR

- 3L 6- 3 • 225 W AT E R V A L L E Y , M I S S . OLIVE BRANCH HS LINEBACKER

2008 Played in all 13 games, seeing action at linebacker and as a member of the special teams unit...Made one solo tackle, his first of the season, and recovered a fumble on a kickoff return against Nicholls State...The offense scored a touchdown on the drive following the fumble recovery...Registered one assisted tackle on a Tiger kickoff against Arkansas State... Logged a season high four tackles on special teams and on defense versus East Carolina...Had a quarterback hurry on third down, forcing a Rob Kass incomplete pass...Defensive tackle in the second quarter allowed a short gain of just four yards...Also made a stop on an ECU punt return that was only good for two yards...Totaled two tackles versus Southern

2007 Played in all 13 games and started the last four contests at outside linebacker...Credited with four or more tackles in six games...Made at least one stop in the final four games of the season...Opened the year with two assisted tackles against Ole Miss...Registered four solo tackles in consecutive games versus Jacksonville State and UCF... Upped his season high with five tackles against Arkansas State, three of which were solo stops...Made his first career start against Southern Miss and had a career-high seven tackles...His five solo strikes versus the Golden Eagles was also a career mark...Credited with three solo tackles and a pass breakup in a start against UAB...Tallied four stops in the regular-season finale versus SMU...Tied his career high for the second time in four games with seven tackles in the New Orleans Bowl versus Florida Atlantic...Finished the season with 37 tackles, 25 of which were solo strikes... Was presented one of the Top Newcomer Awards by the coaching staff at the 2008 Blue-Gray Game. 2006 Suffered a foot fracture in July and had to have surgery to repair the damage...Missed fall camp as well as the first seven games of the season...Saw his first action against Marshall and helped add depth at linebacker...Played the final five games and tallied a season-high three tackles against Southern Miss...Registered one stop versus UCF and two against both Houston and UTEP...Credited with a pass breakup in the win over the Miners...Also served as a member of the Tiger special teams unit. 2005 Redshirted during the 2005 season. PREP Played for coach Jamie Mitchell at Olive Branch High… Totaled 76 tackles and 12.5 sacks in 2004…Also recorded three fumble recoveries and a safety…Listed at number 69 on the Insider.com Top 100 Players in the South…Was a first-team Associated Press All-State selection…Honored as an all-region pick…Listed by the Memphis Commercial Appeal as one of Shelby-Metro’s Top 12 Most Wanted Players…Also named to the Commercial Appeal’s Dandy Dozen and “Best of the Preps” listing…Helped 2004 squad to a 10-2 finish and an appearance in the state playoffs… Was named first team all-region as a junior after totaling 44 tackles and eight sacks. PERSONAL Jeremy Jernell Rockette is the son of Michelle Rockette Pegues...Born February 17, 1986, in Water Valley, Miss.

HENRY RODGERS

#82

R -S O P H O M O R E

6-2 • 1 8 8 MEMPHIS, TENN. W H I T E S TAT I O N HS WIDE RECEIVER

Joined the Tigers in August 2007 and worked throughout the season with the offensive scout team...Redshirted during the 2007 season...Continued to work with the receiving corps during the 2008 campaign...Suffered a knee injury during the spring 2009 practice session and was unable to participate in the Blue-Gray game. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the fall 2007 semester... Was listed on the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2007-08. PREP Lettered two seasons as a receiver and cornerback for coach Major Wright at White Station High…Helped lead his 2006 squad to a 12-2 record and a regional championship…Logged a 99-yard kick return versus Wooddale… Tallied a career-high 13 receptions against Germantown High…Had 61 receptions for 1,113 yards as a senior…Also totaled seven kick returns for 217 yards…Was a Best of the Preps selection by the Memphis Commercial Appeal… Participated in the Liberty Bowl High School All-Star game… Named all-region after ranking No. 1 in the city and third in the state in receiving in 2007. PERSONAL Henry Jereal Rodgers is the son of Anthony and Angela Rodgers…Born October 4, 1989, in Memphis, Tenn.

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PREP Three-year letterman and starter at both center and tackle for coach Larry Ware at Carver High…fAnchored an offensive line in 2005 that helped lead his team to an 11-2 record and a berth in the Alabama state playoffs…Served as a permanent captain in ‘05…Was a second team AllState selection as a senior…Named to the Montgomery Advertiser All-City and All-Region 4 6A Team…Played in the North-South All-Star Game, working as a lineman for the South squad…Participated in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game...Also a two-year letterman in track, working as a shot putter…Qualified for the Region 4 6A championship in 2005…Was a member of the National Honor Society and the Mu Alpha Theta mathematics honor society.

Miss...Made a drive-ending solo tackle on third down from the Memphis 16 in the second quarter that forced USM to go for a field goal...Had one assisted tackle in the second quarter at linebacker against Tulane...Made a solo stop in the second quarter of the St. Petersburg Bowl on a Tiger punt that limited USF’s return to just two yards...Credited with another solo stop on a Tiger punt in the third quarter.

OPPONENT UT AT TT TFL SK FR PBU INT Marshall 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Southern Miss 3 0 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 UCF 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Houston 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 UTEP 0 2 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 Ole Miss 0 2 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 JSU 4 0 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 UCF 4 0 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Arkansas St. 3 2 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Marshall 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 MTSU 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Rice 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Tulane 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 East Carolina 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Southern Miss 5 2 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 UAB 3 0 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 SMU 2 2 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Florida Atlantic 4 3 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 -0 Ole Miss 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Rice 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Marshall 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Nicholls State 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 1-0 0 0-0 Arkansas State 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 UAB 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Louisville 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 East Carolina 2 2 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Southern Miss 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 SMU 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 UCF 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Tulane 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 USF 2 0 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0

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Se n i o r J er e my Ro c ket t e p l ayed in all 13 games in 2008 on defense and with the special teams unit.

DEFENSE 10/28/06 11/5/06 11/11/06 11/18/06 11/25/06 9/1/07 9/15/07 9/22/07 9/27/07 10/2/07 10/13/07 10/20/07 10/27/07 11/3/07 11/10/07* 11/17/07* 11/24/07* 12/21/07* 8/30/08 9/6/08 9/13/08 9/20/08 9/27/08 10/2/08 10/10/08 10/18/08 10/25/08 11/8/08 11/22/08 11/29/08 12/20/08


2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL MARCUS RUCKER

#18

R-FRESHMAN

6 - 3 • 180 MEMPHIS, TENN. W H I T E H AV E N H S WIDE RECEIVER

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2008 Redshirted during the 2008 season as a true freshman... Had a productive spring and was named the Offensive MVP of the 2009 Blue-Gray Game after registering four receptions for 126 yards and touchdown in the scrimmage... Is expected to challenge for playing time in 2009 and should add a speed component to the Tigers’ air attack. PREP Played for coach Rodney Saulsberry at Whitehaven High... Helped squad to a 10-2 record and an appearance in the state playoffs...Caught TD passes of 41 and 20 yards in the Class 5A playoff win over Ridgeway...Hauled in touchdown receptions of 48 and 40 yards earlier in the year in a win over Collierville...Tabbed by the Memphis Commercial Appeal as a Shelby-Metro Most Wanted prospect in 2007... Invited to participate in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star game...Named to the 2007 MIAA 4A-5A Best of the Preps Team by the Commercial Appeal...Rated as a three-star athlete by Rivals.com...Caught a 61-yard pass against Collierville as a junior...Helped team to a 6-4 overall record and a 4-3 record in the region in ‘06... Averaged over 15 points a game on the basketball court... Named All-Metro Class 3-A in track as a junior. PERSONAL Marcus Rucker is the son of Felecia Rucker...Born May 19, 1990, in Memphis, Tenn.

MIKE SHEPARD

#30

R-FRESHMAN

6 - 2 • 205 CITRONELLE, ALA. CITRONELLE HS DEFENSIVE BACK

Was credited with one solo tackle on an Arkansas State kickoff return. 2007 Joined the Tigers in August 2007 as a tight end, and redshirted as a true freshman. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club four semesters (fall ‘07 & ‘08 and spring ’08 & ‘09)...Listed on the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2007-08 and 2008-09...Was on the 2009 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar third team. PREP Lettered two seasons at Peabody High...Caught 18 passes as a senior and logged 300 receiving yards...Played several positions, including cornerback, tight end, receiver, safety and linebacker...Helped squad to an 8-4 record...Was an honorable mention All-Region selection. PERSONAL Jonathan Jermaine Simpson is the son of Charlotte Simpson...Born November 8, 1988, in Atlanta, Ga.

CARLOS SINGLETON

#89

R -S E N I O R

- 3L 6 -8 • 22 0 BROWNSVILLE, TENN. H AY W O O D HS WIDE RECEIVER

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS Ranks fourth all-time at Memphis in career receiving yards with 1,858...Only the 20th player in Memphis history to have over 1,000 yards receiving...Ranks tied for first all-time with Tavares Gideon in touchdown receptions with 19...Has four 100-yard receiving games...Ranks fourth all-time at Memphis in receptions with 125...Holds the second-longest receiving streak at Memphis with 28 games...Was only the fourth Tiger in school history to amass double digit receiving touchdowns in a single season when he posted 11 in 2007...His 11 TD receptions tied for second all-time in a single season...Holds the record for receiving touchdowns in a single game with three and is tied with five other Tigers for that record...His three touchdowns were against SMU in 2007 and marked the first time a Tiger receiver hauled in three TD passes since 1992.

2008 Redshirted as a true freshman during the 2008 season... Gained valuable experience and is expected to challenge for playing time in the secondary this fall. PREP Lettered three seasons for coach Eddie Stephenson at Citronelle High...Played linebacker and safety...Credited with 100 tackles, including 11 TFL in 2007...Also registered four interceptions, four fumble recoveries and nine pass breakups...Blocked two kicks as a senior and scored four touchdowns...Earned first-team all-state and all-region honors in ‘07...Voted the team’s Defensive MVP...Was the second-leading tackler for CHS in ‘06 with 67 stops... Picked off four passes as a junior...Named second-team all-region in ‘06...Named Newcomer of the Year for CHS... Also a three-year letterman for the basketball team. PERSONAL Michael Cordera Shepard is the son of George and Ninita Shepard...Born December 28, 1989, in Citronelle, Ala.

JONATHAN SIMPSON

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- 1L 6 - 3 • 235 T R E N TO N , T E N N . P E A B O DY H S TIGHT END

2008 Played in 12 of 13 games for the special teams unit...Made his collegiate debut on special teams against Rice...Registered one kickoff return for 10 yards against Marshall...

Sophomore Jonathan Simpson played in 12 games in 2008.

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2008 Was a 2008 All-Conference USA Honorable Mention pick... Played in all 13 games with 12 starts at wide receiver... Did not start against SMU as receiver Maurice Jones took the first snap and QB Brett Toney lined up at receiver... Finished the season ranked 66th nationally in receiving yards per game (60.8)...Led the team in receptions (52) and receiving yards (791), and was second in receiving touchdowns (5)...Logged five or more receptions in six games, including an 11-catch effort versus Marshall...Registered 12 catches for 20 or more yards, including four receptions over 40 yards...Led the team with 89 yards receiving on six catches against Ole Miss, in just his second career start... Connected with Arkelon Hall on a 42-yard reception that set up a Memphis touchdown, and marked his fifth straight game with a reception of 40 or more yards...Registered five catches for 44 yards against Rice...Three of his five catches resulted in first downs...Against Marshall, had career highs in receptions (11) and receiving yards (158)... Had a long catch of 44 yards...The 11 receptions ranks third all-time at Memphis...The 158 yards receiving ranks eighth all-time in Tiger history...Tallied three receptions for 40 yards versus Nicholls State...Led the team with 68 yards receiving on three catches against Arkansas State... Credited with a 36-yard reception in the second quarter... Also had a 23-yard catch in the game...Logged his fourth career 100-yard receiving game; second of the season, with a team-high 123 yards on five receptions versus UAB...Had a season-high 48-yard reception in the second quarter that led to a Memphis touchdown...All five receptions were for first downs...Caught his first touchdown of the season on a 15-yard pass in the third quarter...Posted five catches to lead the team with 83 yards receiving versus Louisville...Had a season-best 48-yard reception for the second-straight game in the second quarter that led to a Memphis touchdown... Threw an incomplete pass to Curtis Steele on third down in the third quarter that was nullified by pass interference by Louisville...Had a 10-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter...All but one of his five receptions were for first downs...Did not record a reception against East Carolina, snapping a 28-game receiving streak...Memphis lost two quarterbacks to injuries in the first quarter and only completed 14 passes, mostly short gains, in the game...Led the team with 64 yards receiving on seven catches and a season-high two touchdowns versus Southern Miss... Scored the first touchdown in the game in the first quarter on a 14-yard reception...Added his second touchdown on a three-yard catch with 12 seconds remaining in the first half...Five of his seven receptions were for first downs or a touchdown, and four were for 14 yards or more...Led the team with 71 yards receiving on three catches with a touchdown versus SMU...Had receptions of 28, 25 and


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2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

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Se n i o r C ar l os S i ngl e t on r anks fourth all-time at Memphis in career receiving yards with 1,858.

2007 Named honorable mention All-Conference USA following the 2007 season...Played in all 13 games and had his first career start against Arkansas State...Ranked second on the team in receptions with 51 and in receiving yards with 767...His 51 receptions ranked him sixth all-time in single-season catches...Led the Tigers in touchdowns with 11 and in scoring by a non-kicker with 72 points...Six of his points were from two-point conversions...Scored nine touchdowns in the last six games of the season...Logged five or more receptions in five games this season...Registered 12 receptions of 20 or more yards in 2007...Averaged 59.0 yards per game and 15.0 yards per reception...Caught a career high eight receiptions for 91 yards against Ole Miss...Tallied two receptions for 20 or more yards versus the Rebels and gained first-down yardage on five of his eight catches...Hauled in two receptions for 34 yards against Jacksonville State...Had his first touchdown reception of the season against UCF...Hauled in the 17-yard touchdown strike from Martin Hankins in the third quarter...Made his first career start against Arkansas State and continued his receiving streak with two receptions for 25 yards...Had five receptions for 69 yards, a touchdown and a two-point conversion against Marshall...Scored on 3rd-and-18 in the third quarter off a 19-yard pass from Will Hudgens...Was on the receiving end of the two-point conversion after the play to give Memphis the 17-14 advantage...Also hauled in a key 35-yard reception on 3rd-and-7 just before the start of the fourth quarter to get Memphis to the Marshall 5-yard line...The Tigers scored a touchdown two plays later as a result of his drive-extending play...Registered two catches for 45 yards, including a long reception of 41 yards, versus Middle Tennessee...Totaled three receptions for 21 yards against Rice and was on the receiving end of a two-point conversion...Had a 10-yard gain in the second quarter to move Memphis into the redzone...Had his third

touchdown of the season against Tulane...Gave Memphis the 21-20 advantage over the Green Wave hauling in the five-yard pass from Matt Malouf in the third quarter... Turned in his first 100-yard performance with 100 yards on six receptions versus East Carolina and scored 14 points on two touchdowns and a two-point conversion...Was the first game in his career he registered two TD catches... Caught a five-yard touchdown pass from Hankins in the third quarter...Came up with back-to-back receptions in the third quarter that resulted in a Tiger score...Had a 32-yard grab on 4th-and-6 that pushed Memphis across midfield...Followed that with a 19-yard reception to the ECU 2-yard line...Memphis scored on a two-yard run from Joseph Doss on the next play...Scored his second touchdown of the game off a 14-yard pass from Hankins in the fourth quarter...Just missed his second 100-yard game with 96 yards on five receptions versus Southern Miss... Recorded two touchdowns in his second straight game... Hauled in his first TD of the game on a 10-yard pass from Hankins with under a minute remaining in the first half... Scored Memphis’ go-ahead touchdown against the Golden Eagles on a 52-yard reception with 1:04 left in the game... Caught two passes for 57 yards against UAB, including a season-high 45-yard reception...Caught eight passes for 127 yards and three touchdowns against SMU in the triple overtime win...Had three receptions of more than 20 yards against the Mustangs...Tied the score at 21 with his 20-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter...Was responsible for again tying the score with his 11-yard TD reception with 10:27 remaining in the third quarter...Gave the Tigers only their second lead of the game with a 40yard TD reception that pushed Memphis up 42-35 with just over two minutes left in the third quarter...Closed out the season with four receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown in the New Orleans Bowl...Had a long reception of 41 yards versus Florida Atlantic that moved Memphis to just short of the redzone...The Tigers booted a field goal later in the drive...Caught a six-yard touchdown pass from Hankins in the third quarter to get Memphis within three points of the Owls...Ended the season on a 21-game receiving streak and registered multiple receptions in all 13 games. 2006 Played in 11 games as a redshirt freshman...Caught a pass in all but the Tennessee contest...Opened the season with two receptions for 14 yards and a touchdown against Ole Miss...Registered the game’s first scoring play with an eight-yard catch off a pass thrown by receiver Dave Thomas...Later caught a six-yard toss from Will Hudgens in the third quarter...Set a season-high with his only catch of 37 yards against Chattanooga...Was held without a catch

by Tennessee, but answered with receptions in the last eight consecutive games...Tallied three receptions for 36 yards and a score against UAB...Caught a crucial 25-yard pass from Martin Hankins on 3rd-and-7 in Memphis’ first offensive series of the second quarter...Scored his second career touchdown in the third quarter off a six-yard pass from Hankins that gave Memphis the narrow 26-21 advantage over the Blazers...Finished the game with a five-yard reception in the fourth quarter...Logged one reception for nine yards versus Arkansas State...Upped his game highs with five receptions for 44 yards and a score against Tulsa... All five of his catches were in the second half...Logged a nine-yard catch in the third quarter...Was a key target in the fourth quarter, hauling in three receptions on Memphis’ first series which also included a 13-yard touchdown grab...Had a breakout game versus Marshall with six receptions for 70 yards...Closed out the season with single catches in each of the last four straight games...Matched his season high with a 37-yard catch against Houston...Ranked fourth on the squad in receiving yards for the season with 300...Tied for second on the team with three touchdown catches... Earned co-MVP honors in the 2007 Blue-Gray Game after hauling in eight passes for 83 yards and two touchdowns. 2005 Redshirted during the 2005 season...Recognized in the Blue-Gray Game in the spring as the recipient of the 2005 Ralph Hatley Scholar-Athlete Award, which is presented to the incoming freshman who plans a career in health, physical education or recreation...Missed the spring scrimmage because of a fracture in his left wrist. PREP Averaged 22.3 yards a reception as a senior at Haywood High, where he played for former U of M graduate assistant coach Bart Stowe…A two-year starter who totaled 26 catches for 580 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2004…Helped squad to a 9-3 record and a second-round appearance in the state playoffs…Team won the regional championship in football and basketball in 2004…Best game was against Jackson Central-Merry when he totaled four catches for 77 yards and three TDs…Named first-team all-region and second-team All-West Tennessee…Also selected as an honorable mention pick on the Associated Press AllState team…Selected to play in the Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star Game…Selected the Male Athlete of the Year by the Jackson Sun...Totaled 39 catches for 821 yards and 18 touchdowns in his final two years…Was a four-sport athlete who also lettered in basketball, baseball and track.

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18 yards...Caught an 18-yard touchdown pass from Brett Toney in the fourth quarter...Made a game-saving play with an athletic 28-yard catch on third down in the fourth quarter to prolong a Memphis drive that led to a field goal... Against UCF, made one reception for 11 yards on fourth down in the fourth quarter on a drive that later resulted in a touchdown...Made one reception for eight yards for a first down on a 3rd-and-7 situation in the third quarter against Tulane...Gained 32 yards on two receptions in the St. Petersburg Bowl...Caught an 11-yard pass from Arkelon Hall on Memphis’ first play of the game...Hauled in a 21-yard pass from Arkelon Hall in the second quarter...Received one of the Spring MVP awards as selected by the coaching staff for his effort during the spring 2009 practice session.


2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL PERSONAL Carlos Patrick Singleton is the son of Vernetta Singleton and the late Carl Jackson...Born February 15, 1987, in Brownsville, Tenn....His uncle, Derrick Singleton, played college football at Tulane…His brother, Michael, played football at Ft. Scott Community College. SINGLETON'S CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS YR G/S NO YDS AVG TD LG 2006 11/0 22 300 13.6 3 37 2007 13/1 51 767 15.0 11 52 2008 13/12 52 791 15.2 5 48 Total 37/13 125 1,858 14.9 19 52 SINGLETON'S CAREER HIGHS Receptions:...................................... 11 vs. Marshall (‘08) Receiving Yards: ............................ 158 vs. Marshall (‘08) Receiving Touchdowns: ...........................3 vs. SMU (‘07) Long Reception: .....................52 vs. Southern Miss (‘07)

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SINGLETON’S GAME-BY-GAME RECEIVING 9/3/06 9/9/06 9/30/06 10/7/06 10/14/06 10/21/06 10/28/06 11/5/06 11/11/06 11/18/06 11/25/06 9/1/07 9/15/07 9/22/07 9/27/07* 10/2/07 10/13/07 10/20/07 10/27/07 11/3/07 11/10/07 11/17/07 11/24/07 12/21/07 8/30/08* 9/6/08* 9/13/08* 9/20/08* 9/27/08* 10/2/08* 10/10/08* 10/18/08* 10/25/08* 11/8/08 11/22/08* 11/29/08* 12/20/08*

OPPONENT NO Ole Miss 2 Chattanooga 1 Tennessee 0 UAB 3 Arkansas State 1 Tulsa 5 Marshall 6 Southern Miss 1 UCF 1 Houston 1 UTEP 1 Ole Miss 8 JSU 2 UCF 2 Arkansas State 2 Marshall 5 MTSU 2 Rice 3 Tulane 2 East Carolina 6 Southern Miss 5 UAB 2 SMU 8 Florida Atlantic 4 Ole Miss 6 Rice 5 Marshall 11 Nicholls State 3 Arkansas State 3 UAB 5 Louisville 5 East Carolina 0 Southern Miss 7 SMU 3 UCF 1 Tulane 1 USF 2

YDS 14 37 0 36 9 44 70 29 6 37 18 91 34 22 25 69 45 21 17 100 96 57 127 63 89 44 158 40 68 123 83 0 64 71 11 8 32

AVG 7.0 37.0 0.0 12.0 9.0 8.8 11.7 29.0 6.0 37.0 18.0 11.4 17.0 11.0 12.5 13.8 22.5 7.0 8.5 16.7 19.2 28.5 15.9 15.8 14.8 8.8 14.4 13.3 22.7 24.6 16.6 0.0 9.1 23.7 11.0 8.0 16.0

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LANCE SMITH

LG 8 37 0 25 9 13 31 29 6 37 18 26 21 17 18 35 41 10 12 32 52 45 40 41 42 13 44 22 36 48 48 0 19 28 11 8 21

Carried seven times for 77 yards (including career-long 56-yard run) in win over The Citadel...Played in 12 games in 2006...Team’s second-leading rusher with 345 yards and five TDs...Rushed for fifth TD of season in win over Buffalo...Logged career-high 21 carries for 46 yards and a TD in relief of injured starter P.J. Hill...Accumulated 21 yards on three carries, including an eight-yard TD run, at Purdue...Totaled six carries for 40 yards, including a 25-yard TD run, vs. Northwestern...Logged 19 carries for career-high 65 yards and his first TD at Indiana...Rushed eight times for 41 yards in collegiate debut vs. Bowling Green...Registered the most yards rushing for a Badger true freshman in a season-opener since 1996. PREP Played for coach Dick Angle at Howland High...Listed among top 100 players on “ESPN 150” list of the nation’s top recruits...PrepStar “Dream Team” All-American... Rated among the top 30 players in Ohio and the No. 19 running back in the nation according to Rivals.com... Rated among top 45 running backs in the nation according to Scout.com...Ranked among top 40 players in the Midwest by Superprep...Earned all-county, all-district and all-conference honors...Two-time team MVP and captain... Rushed for 1,850 yards and 20 TDs, and accumulated more than 2,500 all-purpose yards, as a senior...Rushed for 1,755 yards and 18 TDs as a junior...Earned three letters in football and one in basketball. PERSONAL Lance Smith is the son of Audreana Smith and Andre Williams...Born Dec. 6, 1987, in Warren, Ohio.

ALTON STARR

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- 3L 6 -0 • 19 5 D E C AT U R , G A . M C N A I R HS

DEFENSIVE BACK

2008 Was a 2008 All-Conference USA Honorable Mention selection...Started all 13 games at free safety...Finished the season ranked 17th in C-USA in tackles...Led the team in

tackles with 90, and tied for second in pass breakups with four...Logged six TFL for minus 15 yards...Credited with an interception and a fumble recovery...Made 71 tackles in the last nine games, averaging 7.8 stops per game during the stretch...Registered five or more tackles in nine games, and logged double-digit stops in two contests...Has recorded at least one tackle in his last 26 consecutive career games... Started the season opener against Ole Miss at free safety and had seven tackles, including an assist on a tackle for loss...Credited with five tackles, including three solo stops, versus Rice...Had a pass breakup in the third quarter... Logged three solo tackles and a quarterback hurry versus Marshall...Had three solo tackles and one assisted tackle against Nicholls State...Was also credited with one-anda-half tackles for a loss of two yards...Against Arkansas State, had eight tackles, including four solo stops...Made his second career interception on a Corey Leonard pass in the fourth quarter that led to a Memphis field goal... Logged 10 tackles, five of which were solo stops, versus UAB...Posted a tackle for a loss of three yards in the third quarter...Logged a career-best 14 tackles, with nine solo stops, in the Louisville game...Two tackles came on third down with one resulting in a punt and the other in a missed field goal...Eleven of his 14 tackles held Louisville to under 10 yards and four were gains of three yards or less...Recorded three solo stops versus East Carolina...Broke up a Patrick Pinkney pass on third down in the first quarter, forcing an ECU punt...Recovered a fumble on a Memphis punt at the ECU 7 that led to a Memphis touchdown... Logged eight tackles against Southern Miss...Six of the eight tackles came on gains of nine yards or less...Tied for the team lead with seven tackles, six of which were solo stops, versus SMU...Tackled quarterback Justin Willis for a loss of five yards on third down in the second quarter to force SMU to kick a 40-yard field goal...Broke up a pass on third down in the second quarter to force a punt...Four of his six tackles on defense were for gains short of a first down...Tied for the team lead in tackles with nine versus UCF, and had a career-high two TFL...Assisted on a tackle for a loss of three yards on third down in the fourth quarter to force a punt...Seven of his nine tackles were for gains of four yards or less...Had his third pass breakup in the last four games...Led the team in the Tulane game with seven tackles, including six solo stops and two quarterback hurries...Registered four tackles in the St. Petersburg Bowl, and three of his four stops denied first-down yardage. 2007 Played in all 13 games and started the first seven games of the

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J U N I O R - TR 5 -10 • 208 WARREN, OHIO HOWLAND HS WISCONSIN RUNNING BACK

Transferred to Memphis from Wisconsin in fall 2008, and was not able to participate in games last year due to NCAA transfer guidelines...Was able to practice with the team... Had a productive spring, and should help boost Memphis’ ground attack for the 2009 season...Was presented with one of the Top Newcomer Awards at the 2009 Blue-Gray Game. UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN Played in eight games in 2007...Was the team’s thirdleading rusher (436 yards on 71 carries)...Averaged 6.0 yards per carry...Ran the ball six times for 23 yards in the 2008 Outback Bowl against 16th-ranked Tennessee... Gained 52 yards on 10 carries before leaving with injury late in second quarter of upset win over 13th-ranked Michigan...Carried 15 times for career highs of 79 yards and two TDs in win over Indiana...Rushed for first TD of season in win over Northern Illinois...Rushed for 54 yards on just six carries in win over 23rd-ranked Michigan State...

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STARR’S GAME-BY-GAME DEFENSE 9/1/07* 9/15/07* 9/22/07* 9/27/07* 10/2/07* 10/13/07* 10/20/07 10/27/07 11/3/07 11/10/07 11/17/07 11/24/07 12/21/07 8/30/08* 9/6/08* 9/13/08* 9/20/08* 9/27/08* 10/2/08* 10/10/08* 10/18/08* 10/25/08* 11/8/08* 11/22/08* 11/29/08* 12/20/08*

OPPONENT UT AT TT TFL SK FR PBU INT Ole Miss 1 7 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 0-0 JSU 5 1 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 3 0-0 UCF 3 0 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Arkansas State 3 1 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Marshall 5 3 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 MTSU 2 2 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Rice 2 1 3 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Tulane 2 2 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1-5 East Carolina 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Southern Miss 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 UAB 2 1 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 0-0 SMU 5 2 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Florida Atlantic 3 3 6 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Ole Miss 1 6 7 .5-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Rice 3 2 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 Marshall 3 0 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Nicholls State 3 1 4 1.5-2 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Arkansas State 4 4 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1-0 UAB 5 5 10 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Louisville 9 5 14 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 East Carolina 3 1 4 0-0 0-0 1-0 1 0-0 Southern Miss 4 4 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 SMU 6 1 7 1-5 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 UCF 4 5 9 2-5 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 Tulane 6 1 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 USF 1 3 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0

CURTIS STEELE

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- 1L 6 -0 • 1 9 2 FRANKLIN, TENN. C E N T E N N I A L HS NW M I S S I S S I P P I CC RUNNING BACK

2008 Was named the 2008 Conference USA Newcomer of the Year, in addition to being an All-C-USA second-team selection...Named the Offensive Player of the Year at the team banquet...Played in all 13 games with 12 starts at running back...Did not start against Marshall as Memphis went with four receivers to start the game...Is only the fourth different Tiger to reach the 1,000 yard rushing mark in a season...His 1,223 yards rushing on the season ranks fourth all-time at Memphis behind only DeAngelo Williams... Scored six rushing touchdowns in the last six games... Finished the season ranked 33rd nationally in rushing yards per game (94.1) and 68th in all-purpose yards (112.3)...Ranked fourth in C-USA in rushing and ninth in all-purpose yards...Led the team in rushing (1,223), rush attempts (218), rushing touchdowns (7) and scoring by a non-kicker with 42 points...Totaled six 100-yard rushing games in 2008, which ranks tied for fourth at Memphis in both career and in a single season...His 218 carries ranks sixth in Tiger history...Averaged 105.8 yards rushing in the last 10 games, with all six 100-yard performances occurring in the stretch...Logged three consecutive 100-yard games versus Nicholls State, Arkansas State and UAB...Tallied a career-high 203 yards versus ASU...Scored in five of the last six games of the season...Made 20 or more carries in four games...Was in on two highly-successful “hook-andladder” plays during the season...Both plays resulted in gains of more than 40 yards...Registered eight carries of 20 or more yards...Started in his first appearance with Memphis versus Ole Miss, and led the team with 83 rushing

2005 Redshirted as a true freshman receiver in 2005. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Graduated in May 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in management...Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for four semesters...Honored to the U of M Dean’s List for the spring 2006 semester. PREP Coached by Johnny Gilbert at McNair High…Totaled eight interceptions as a senior, and led the county in tackles…Helped his team to a 10-1 record in 2004…Was an honorable mention Class 3-A selection by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution…Named all-state and first team allcounty…Also selected to the all-city and all-area teams as a senior…Saw action as a defensive back, a kick returner and a wide receiver…Recorded 18 catches for 392 yards and five TDs as a senior…On defense, totaled 47 solo tackles, 16 assisted tackles and four interceptions…Tallied two fumble recoveries and 15 pass breakups…Returned five kicks for 165 yards…Selected to play in the Georgia All-Star Game…Totaled 26 receptions for 768 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior…Finished his prep career with 66 receptions for 1,740 yards and 20 TDs…Received the Student-Athlete Award...Was an honor roll student… Listed as one of the top 10 defensive backs in Georgia… Also listed as one of the top 20 recruits in DeKalb County. PERSONAL Alton Starr Jr., is the son of Alton and Annette Starr...Born December 8, 1986, in Decatur, Ga. STARR'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT 2006 12/2 7 9 16 2 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2007 13/7 34 24 58 8 0 0 2-3 0-0 1-5 2008 13/13 52 38 90 5 1 0 6-15 0-0 1-0 Total 38/22 93 71 164 15 1 0 8-18 0-0 2-5

Senior running back Curtis Steele was named the Tigers’ 2008 Offensive Player of the Year at the team banquet.

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2006 Made the transition from receiver to defensive back during the early stages of fall camp...Move proved beneficial as he played in all 12 games in 2006...Saw action in the secondary and as a member of the Tiger special teams unit...Was in on one tackle against Chattanooga in the first quarter...Registered a solo tackle on Memphis’ opening kickoff against East Carolina...Credited with three solo tackles on defense and one assisted stop on a Tiger kickoff versus Arkansas State...Logged his first career start in the Tulsa meeting, lining up at strong safety...Did not have a tackle in that contest...Posted two tackles and a pass breakup versus Marshall...Entered the starting lineup at free safety in the Southern Miss meeting...Responded with seven tackles and a pass breakup against the Golden Eagles...Credited with a single tackle in the Tigers’ last home contest with Houston...Finished the season with 16 tackles and two pass breakups.

STARR'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles:........................................... 14 vs. Louisville (‘08) Solo Tackles: .................................... 9 vs. Louisville (‘08) Assisted Tackles: ...............................7 vs. Ole Miss (‘07) Pass Breakups: .................. 3 vs. Jacksonville State (‘07) Tackles For Loss:..................................... 2 vs. UCF (‘08) Interceptions: ..........1 vs. Tulane (‘07), Arkansas St. (‘08) Fumble Recoveries:................... 1 vs. East Carolina (‘08)

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season...Started four games at right corner and three games at strong safety...Ranked fourth on the team in tackles with 58...Led the team in passes defended with eight...Credited with six or more tackles in five games...Started in the season opener against Ole Miss and was second on the team with eight tackles, while leading the Tigers with two pass breakups... Brought up fourth down and forced a Rebel punt in the second quarter with his first pass breakup...Logged his second pass deflection in the third quarter that brought up 3rd-and-goal from the Memphis 3-yard line...Rebels had to settle for a field goal two plays later...Had five solo tackles and a season high three pass breakups against Jacksonville State...Two of his pass breakups forced JSU into a punt situation on the very next play...Four of his six tackles in the game also denied firstdown yardage...Credited with three tackles against UCF, all of which were solo strikes...Had four tackles against Arkansas State and notched eight stops against Marshall...Registered four tackles versus Middle Tennessee...Tallied three tackles, including one for lost yardage, against Rice...Dropped Tyler Smith for minus two yards to bring up 2nd-and-12 from the Memphis 43...Hauled in his first career interception against Tulane that resulted in a Memphis touchdown and recorded four tackles in the game...Intercepted Anthony Scelfo in the second quarter at the Memphis 44-yard line and made a fiveyard return on the pick...Credited with two pass breakups and had three tackles against UAB...Recorded his third game of the season with five solo tackles against SMU and finished the contest with seven total stops...Closed out the season with six tackles, three of which were solos, in the New Orleans Bowl versus Florida Atlantic...Five of his six tackles denied first-down yardage, including his TFL for minus one yard in the second quarter.


2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL yards on 15 attempts...Tallied 45 yards on five carries in the fourth quarter on a 66-yard touchdown drive...Five of his 15 carries resulted in a first down...Posted 12 carries for 44 yards against Rice...Recorded his first reception for Memphis for a 19-yard gain...Logged his first career game over the century mark with 109 yards on 20 carries versus Nicholls State...Against Arkansas State, rushed for 203 yards on 22 carries for his second consecutive game over 100 yards...Was the first Memphis back to rush for over 200 yards since DeAngelo Williams in 2005...Had a career best 46-yard carry in the third quarter, which was the longest run from scrimmage since Williams in 2005... Marked the first time since 2005 that a Tiger back has rushed for back-to-back 100-yard games...Rushed for his first touchdown as a Tiger on a two-yard run with 2:12 remaining in the fourth quarter...Averaged 9.2 yards per carry...Seven of his 22 rush attempts were for 10 yards or more....Also had a 37-yard run in the fourth quarter that led to a Memphis field goal....Ten of his 22 rushes resulted in first downs...Rushed for 16 yards on a 3rd-and-10 in the Tigers’ opening touchdown drive...Ran for 133 yards in the second half on 12 carries...Rushed for over 100 yards for the third-straight game with 101 yards rushing on 14 carries versus UAB...Had long runs of 27 and 28 yards in the contest...Led the team with 80 yards rushing on 16 attempts versus Louisville...Also matched a season high with a 19-yard reception...Responsible for five first downs in the game...Ran for 43 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries versus East Carolina...Also totaled a careerhigh 27 yards receiving on four catches with a long of 16 yards...Took a direct snap and scored on a four-yard scamper in the first quarter for his second career rushing touchdown...Returned a kickoff for 18 yards in the fourth quarter...Rushed for a career-high two touchdowns with 178 yards on 29 attempts against Southern Miss...Both touchdowns came in the fourth quarter to help secure the Tigers’ six-point lead, including an eventual game-winning touchdown carry for 22 yards with 1:24 left in the game... Amassed 237 all-purpose yards in the contest, which ranks tied for 12th all-time at Memphis and is the most since the DeAngelo Williams era ended in 2005...Also amassed 59 yards receiving on a hook-and-ladder in the first quarter that led to a Memphis touchdown and a 14-0 lead for the Tigers to start the game...Averaged 6.1 yards per carry en route to his second highest rush total of his career... Amassed 126 of his rushing yards in the second half with 80 yards on 12 carries coming in the fourth quarter and most taken on direct snaps...Named the C-USA Offensive Player of the Week following the USM game...Again logged back-to-back games over 100 yards with 123 yards and a touchdown on 19 attempts versus SMU...Put the first points on the board with a two-yard TD in the first quarter...His four-yard gain to begin the second half gave him over 1,000 yards on the season...Teamed with Brandon Ross for the first 100-yard rushing duo at Memphis since 2005...Ran for a game-high 35 yards on the first Memphis offensive play in the game in a Tiger scoring drive...Also returned a kickoff 32 yards in the first quarter...Left the game early in the second half with a hamstring injury...Versus UCF, posted 38 yards rushing on 15 attempts...Scored a touchdown for the fourth-straight game, when he took the direct snap and rushed two yards for a touchdown in the third quarter...Led the team with 135 rushing yards and a touchdown on 23 attempts with a touchdown...Averaged 5.9 yards per carry...Nine of his 22 carries were for first downs or a touchdown...Scored for the fifth-straight game in the first quarter on a nine-yard run...Gained 48 yards on 12 carries in the St. Petersburg Bowl...Four of his carries resulted in first-down yardage...Caught one pass for a six-yard gain...Also credited with 43 receiving yards on the hook-and-ladder in the third quarter to get Memphis into USF territory...Received one of the Glenn Jones Awards at the 2009 Blue-Gray Game in the spring.

JUNIOR COLLEGE Played two seasons at Northwest Mississippi CC for coach Randy Pippin…Started all nine of the games he played in 2006…Totaled 551 yards and five touchdowns on 75 carries as a sophomore and was ranked 11th in Region 23 in rushing…Was part of a squad that ranked second in the MACJC/Region 23 in rushing yards…Also caught 13 passes for 62 yards in 2006…Ranked second on the squad in all-purpose yards and scoring…Rushed for a season-high 172 yards and one touchdown against East Mississippi Community College…Rolled off 107 yards rushing and two touchdowns versus Northeast Mississippi Community College…Scored a touchdown for the North squad in the Mississippi All-Star game…Helped the Rangers to a 6-4 record and their first MACJC North division championship since 2003. PREP Lettered for Coach Greg Gregory at Centennial High… Named first-team All-State and All-Region as a junior and senior…Set the CHS record for rushing yards in a season with 1,610…Registered 17 touchdowns as a senior…Had his best game against Dickson County, rushing for 209 yards and four touchdowns…Also lettered in track. PERSONAL Curtis Devon Steele is the son of Carl D. Steele…Born March 24, 1987, in Franklin, Tenn. STEELE’S CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS YR G/S NO YDS AVG TDS LG 2008 13/12 218 1,223 5.6 7 46 STEELE’S CAREER HIGHS Rushing Yards: ....................203 vs. Arkansas State (‘08) Rushing Attempts: ..................29 vs. Southern Miss (‘08) Long Run: ..............................46 vs. Arkansas State (‘08) Rushing Touchdown: ................2 vs. Southern Miss (‘08) Receptions:................................ 3 vs. East Carolina (‘08) Receiving Yards: .....................59 vs. Southern Miss (‘08) Long Reception: ....................19 vs. Rice, Louisville (‘08)

STEELE’S GAME-BY-GAME RUSHING 8/30/08* 9/6/08* 9/13/08 9/20/08* 9/27/08* 10/2/08* 10/10/08* 10/18/08* 10/25/08* 11/8/08* 11/22/08* 11/29/08* 12/20/08*

OPPONENT Ole Miss Rice Marshall Nicholls State Arkansas State UAB Louisville East Carolina Southern Miss SMU UCF Tulane USF

NO 15 12 7 20 22 14 16 14 29 19 15 23 12

YDS 83 44 38 109 203 101 80 43 178 123 38 135 48

AVG 5.5 3.7 5.4 5.5 9.2 7.2 5.0 3.1 6.1 6.5 2.5 5.9 4.0

GREG TERRELL

TDS 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 0

LG 25 11 10 11 46 28 16 10 22 35 10 20 13

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- 3L 6 -4 • 2 6 5 BIRMINGHAM, ALA. W E N O N A H HS DEFENSIVE LINE

2008 Played in 12 of 13 games on the defensive line with one start at left end...Credited with one solo tackle in the season opener against Ole Miss...Registered one solo tackle on the defense versus Arkansas State...Logged two solo tackles against UAB...Recovered his first career fumble in the fourth quarter that led to a Memphis field goal...Both tackles were for three yards or less...Started his first game of the season at left end versus East Carolina...Recorded a season-high four tackles with three assisted stops...Logged a quarterback hurry on a Patrick Pinkney incomplete pass in the first quarter...Assisted on a tackle for a loss of four yyards in the third quarter...Assisted on another tackle for a loss of three yards in the fourth quarter...Registered one solo ttackle in the second quarter of the Southern Miss game for a short gain of two yards...Blocked his second career field g goal on a 21-yard attempt by Tulane’s Ross Thevenot that w was recovered by Memphis in the second quarter...Also had two tackles on the defensive line...Credited with two ssolo tackles in the bowl game versus USF...Made stops on cconsecutive plays in the third quarter...Second solo tackle resulted in just a two-yard gain. 2 2007 S Started all 13 games on the defensive front in 2007, and has started 18 consecutive career games...Fourth on tthe team in tackles for loss with 5.5 for minus 17 yards... Recorded all of his tackles for loss in the first six games o of the season...Tied for the team lead in forced fumbles w with two...Credited with six tackles, including four solo sstops in the season opener against Ole Miss...Dropped BenJarvis Green-Ellis for a loss of three yards in the third q quarter...Sacked Seth Adams for a loss of five yards on 3 3rd-and-goal from the Memphis 8...Ole Miss was forced tto settle for a field goal as a result of the loss of yardage... Blocked a 28-yard field goal attempt by Joshua Shene in tthe fourth quarter...Made three tackles and assisted on a ttackle for loss against Jacksonville State...Recorded two ssolo tackles against UCF...Led the team and matched a ccareer high with nine tackles against Arkansas State... Forced his third career fumble against the Indians and matched a season best with 1.5 TFLs for a loss of six yyards...Forced Corey Leonard to cough up the ball in the tthird quarter...The fumble was recovered by Corey Mills... Recorded two tackles against Marshall, including a TFL for minus two yards...Only tackle against Middle Tennessee w went for lost yardage when he dropped QB Dwight Dasher ffor a loss of a yard...Recorded eight tackles against Tulane w with a career-high seven solo stops...Forced Tulane back Matt Forte to fumble on 2nd-and-goal from the Memphis 1 in the first quarter...The ball was recovered by Quinton McCrary...Registered two tackles, both of which were ssolo strikes, against SMU...Came up with a key pressure o on SMU quarterback Justin Willis in the second overtime period that forced the Mustangs to settle for a field goal... Ended the season with two tackles in the New Orleans Bowl.

2007 Speedy back who redshirted in 2007 to continue to learn the offensive scheme and to give the Tigers an additional running threat in ‘08 and ‘09...Has great speed and agility and was a vital member of the offensive scout team in 2007...Named the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year at the postseason team banquet...Was listed as the No. 1 back during the spring and earned the Top Newcomer Award for his efforts...Rushed for 94 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries in the 2008 Blue-Gray Game en route to being named the Offensive MVP of the scrimmage. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Was a member of the Tiger 3.0 Club for the spring 2009 semester.

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Senior Greg Terrell blocked a field goal against Tulane in 20 08, his second career blocked kick.

2 2006 Defensive threat who has continued to show improvement as a member of the Tiger defensive line...Did not play in the season opener against Ole Miss...Entered the lineup


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2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL

2005 Redshirted as a true freshman in 2005.

PREP Three-year starter for coach Ronald Cheatham at Wenonah High...Helped his team to the Alabama state playoffs in 2004…Credited with 80 solo tackles, 35 assisted tackles, 18 quarterback sacks and 14 tackles for lost yardage… Named the 2004 Birmingham Defensive Player of the Year…Was a first-team all-metro defensive selection… Named Wenonah High Defensive Player of the Year after serving as defensive captain during his senior season… Received honorable mention all-state honors…Also lettered in soccer and track. PERSONAL Greg Terrell is the son of Lisa Terrell...Born March 20, 1987, in Bolton, Ala. TERRELL’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT 2006 11/7 13 30 43 2 0 2 7-32 5-27 0-0 2007 13/13 24 14 38 0 0 2 5.5-17 1-5 0-0 2008 12/1 9 4 13 0 1 0 1.5-4 0-0 0-0 Total 36/21 46 48 94 2 1 4 14-53 6-32 0-0 TERRELL’S CAREER HIGHS Tackles:................. 9 vs. USM (‘06), Arkansas State (‘07) Solo Tackles: ........................................ 7 vs. Tulane (‘07) Assisted Tackles: ......................7 vs. Southern Miss (‘06) Tackles For Loss:............................ 2.5 vs. Houston (‘06) Sacks: ............................................. 2.5 vs. Houston (‘06) Blocked Kicks ...............1 vs. Ole Miss (‘07), Tulane (‘08) Forced Fumbles:............1, 4 games; last vs. Tulane (‘07) Fumble Recoveries:................................. 1 vs. UAB (‘08) Pass Breakups: ............................1 vs. UAB, UTEP (‘06)

DEFENSE 9/9/06 9/16/06 9/30/06* 10/7/06* 10/14/06 10/21/06 10/28/06* 11/5/06* 11/11/06* 11/18/06* 11/25/06* 9/1/07* 9/15/07* 9/22/07* 9/27/07* 10/2/07* 10/13/07* 10/20/07* 10/27/07* 11/3/07* 11/10/07* 11/17/07* 11/24/07* 12/21/07* 8/30/08 9/6/08 9/13/08 9/27/08 10/2/08 10/10/08 10/18/08* 10/25/08 11/8/08 11/22/08 11/29/08 12/20/08

OPPONENT Chattanooga East Carolina Tennessee UAB Arkansas St. Tulsa Marshall Southern Miss UCF Houston UTEP Ole Miss JSU UCF Arkansas St. Marshall MTSU Rice Tulane East Carolina Southern Miss UAB SMU Florida Atlantic Ole Miss Rice Marshall Arkansas St. UAB Louisville East Carolina Southern Miss SMU UCF Tulane USF

UT 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 2 1 3 2 4 1 2 3 1 1 1 7 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 2

AT 3 0 6 2 3 2 0 7 1 4 2 2 2 0 6 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0

TT TFL SK FF PBU 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 6 .5-1 0-0 0 0 3 .5-0 0-0 0 1 3 1.5-10 1.5-10 1 0 3 0-0 0-0 1 0 2 1-3 1-3 0 0 9 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 7 2.5-14 2.5-14 0 0 4 1-3 0-0 0 1 6 1.5-7 1-5 0 0 3 .5-1 0-0 0 0 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 9 1.5-6 0-0 1 0 2 1-2 0-0 0 0 1 1-1 0-0 0 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 8 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 4 1-3 0-0 0 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 0.5-1 0-0 0 0 2 0-0 0-0 0 0

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

returned it 28 yards for a touchdown...Continued to work at linebacker during the 2008 season. PREP Three-year starter on defense for coach Dan Klages at Eufaula High…Led squad in tackles in 2006 with 125 stops… Totaled four fumble recoveries, one of which he returned for a score…Credited with four interceptions and returned one pick for a TD…Tallied two blocked punts…Served as a team captain as a senior…Was part of a defense that allowed less than 10 points per game…Helped squad to a 14-1 record and the class 5A state runnerup title… Named to All-State Defensive Team by the Alabama Sports Writers Association…Also named to the area’s Super 12 Team…Selected all-county as a senior...Invited to play in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game…Played safety as a junior and logged 76 tackles…Participated in the NorthSouth All-Star game as a junior and recovered a fumble for a 70-yard TD return...Named All-County in 2005…Also played three seasons for the basketball team…Was a sprinter for the track team for three seasons…Participated in the 100 meters and was a member of the 4x100 relay team that advanced to the state championships. PERSONAL Terrence Deshawn Thomas is the son of Emily Thomas... Born March 18, 1989, in West Palm Beach, Fla.

BRETT TONEY

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- 2L 6 -1 • 1 9 0 G E R M A N TOW N , T E N N . BRIARCREST CHRISTIAN QUARTERBACK

ROGER TERRY

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- TR 6 -1 • 21 8 MEMPHIS, TENN. B I S H O P B Y R N E HS A R K A N S A S S TAT E LINEBACKER

Joined the Tigers in August 2007 after transferring from Arkansas State...Sat out the 2007 season because of NCAA transfer guidelines...Worked with the defense throughout the 2008 season.

2008 Earned one of the team’s Role Player Awards at the postseason banquet...Played in all 13 games on special teams as the holder and also made two starts at quarterback... Logged time as the Tigers’ signal caller in five games... Saw action on special teams as the holder in the season opener versus Ole Miss...Credited with an assisted tackle on the first Tiger kickoff of the game...Recorded a solo tackle for his second stop of the season on special teams versus Rice...Made his collegiate debut at quarterback in the first quarter on the road against East Carolina after injuries to Arkelon Hall and Will Hudgens...Completed 11 of 15 pass attempts for 65 yards...First completion was a

PREP Lettered three years as a linebacker for coach Jack Grannan at Bishop Byrne High…Helped his squad to three state championships in 2001, 2002 and 2004…Was a two-time first-team all-state and all-region selection…Has a stellar showing with 18 tackles, four sacks and a fumble recovery versus Jackson Christian…Set a school record with 18 tackles in a single game…As a senior totaled 127 tackles, 11 sacks and two interceptions…Returned an interception for a touchdown in the state title game…Also lettered two years for the soccer team. PERSONAL Roger Terry Jr. is the son of Barbara and Roger Terry… Born May 19, 1987 in Memphis, Tenn.

TERRENCE THOMAS

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5-11 • 23 0 E U FA U L A , A L A . E U FA U L A HS LINEBACKER

Signed with the Tigers in February 2007, and redshirted as a true freshman during the ‘07 campaign...Worked with the defensive scout team throughout the fall...Had a productive spring session at middle linebacker...Had the defense’s only score in the Blue-Gray Game when he scooped up a fumble midway through the scrimmage and

Senior Brett Toney threw two to u c h d o w n s a n d passed for 130 yards against S M U i n 2 0 0 8 .

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ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the fall 2008 semester.

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in a reserve role against Chattanooga and responded with four tackles...Entered the starting lineup in the new defensive configuration versus Tennessee...Credited with six tackles against the Vols...Started the following game against UAB...Logged three tackles a pass breakup versus the Blazers...Recorded three tackles against both Arkansas State and Tulsa...Also forced fumbles in both of those contests...All three assisted tackles against ASU were on sacks of quarterback Corey Leonard...Was credited with one and a half TFL for minus 10 yards for his defensive effort against the Indians...Entered the starting lineup against Marshall and did not relinquish the role the remainder of the season...Totaled two tackles, both of which were solo stops, versus Marshall...Credited with a sack of Herd QB Jimmy Skinner for a loss of three yards in the second quarter...Set a season high with nine tackles in the Southern Miss meeting...Had two stops versus UCF and seven against Houston...Was a key defensive force versus the Cougars...Was in on a sack of Houston’s Kevin Kolb for a loss of eight yards at the end of the second quarter... Credited with a solo sack of minus four yards on the very next play that brought up 3rd-and-32 for the Cougars... Logged another solo sack of Kolb for a six-yard setback near the end of the third quarter...Finished the game with two and a half sacks for minus 14 yards...Registered four tackles, one for minus three yards, a quarterback hurry and a pass breakup in the victory over UTEP in the season finale...Ended the season ranked eighth on the Tiger defense in tackles with 43...Led the team in sacks with five and was tied for the lead in TFL with seven...Ranked ninth in Conference USA in sacks and was the only freshman listed in the league’s top 10 in that category...Was selected to the C-USA Coaches and Media All-Freshman Teams... Shared Defensive Player of the Year honors with senior Brandon McDonald at the postseason banquet...Earned co-MVP honors for the 2007 Blue-Gray Game after totaling eight tackles, two sacks and a pass breakup.


2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL 24-yard gain to Earnest Williams in the second quarter... Completed an 18-yard pass on fourth and long in the second quarter that led to a Memphis field goal...Logged his first career start at quarterback versus Southern Miss, and finished the game 8-for-16 passing for 125 yards and a touchdown...Threw his first career touchdown on a 14-yard pass to Carlos Singleton on the first drive of the game... Completed a career-long 36-yard pass to Steven Black in the fourth quarter, resulting in a Memphis touchdown on the next play...Six of his eight completions were for gains of 10 yards or more...Started in the wide receiver slot while Maurice Jones took the first snap against SMU... Passed for a career-high 130 yards and two touchdowns, completing nine of 19 attempts, versus the Mustangs... Threw a four-yard TD pass to Steven Black in the third quarter...Tossed an 18-yard touchdown to Carlos Singleton in the fourth quarter...Six of his nine completions were for 10 yards or longer...Threw a game long 28-yard pass to Carlos Singleton on a third down in the fourth quarter... Five of his completions were for first downs on third down conversions...Served as the holder for field goals and PATs on special teams with the return of Arkelon Hall at QB against UCF...Against Tulane, came in at quarterback for the final two drives of the game with Memphis scoring on the first drive and ending the game at the Tulane 16 on the second drive...Had one rush for four yards...Came in at quarterback in the fourth quarter of the St. Petersburg Bowl...Completed all three pass attempts for a total of 18 yards...Reached Steven Black on a five-yard completion... Hit tight end Deven Onarheim for a two-yard gain...Had a drive-extending completion after tossing an 11-yard strike to Onarheim...Finished the season having completed 31 of 53 pass attempts for 338 yards and three touchdowns. 2007 Joined the Tigers in fall 2005 as a quarterback...Redshirted in 2005 as a true freshman...Saw action in all 13 games in 2007 as a vital member of the Tiger special teams unit as a holder for field goals and PATs...Also worked with the kick coverage unit and made a key tackle in the Rice game on a Matt Reagan kickoff in the second quarter...Kept the Owls’ return to under 20 yards as a result of the hit...Assisted kicker Matt Reagan in leading the Tigers in scoring with 80 points... Reagan hit 92 percent of his PATs in 2007 and also scored 13 points in both the UAB and SMU games...Continued to work under center in the spring and was 3-for-3 for 39 yards and a touchdown in the 2008 Blue-Gray Game...Tossed an 11-yard touchdown to Carlos Singleton in the scrimmage. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for eight semesters...Listed on the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2005-06, 2007-08 and 2008-09...Has made the U of M Dean’s List six semesters... Received the C-USA Academic Medal in 2005-06...Was a member of the Tiger Academic 30, which honors the top 30 UM student-athletes, for the fall 2005 semester.

TONEY’S CAREER HIGHS Pass Attempts:.......................................19 vs. SMU (‘08) Completions:............................ 11 vs. East Carolina (‘08) Passing Yards: .....................................130 vs. SMU (‘08) Long Completion: ...................36 vs. Southern Miss (‘08) Touchdown Passes:.................................2 vs. SMU (‘08) Rushing Yards: .........................8 vs. Southern Miss (‘08) Rushing Attempts: ..................... 8 vs. East Carolina (‘08) Long Run: ...............................10 vs. Southern Miss (‘08)

TONEY’S GAME-BY-GAME PASSING 10/18/08 10/25/08* 11/8/08* 11/29/08 12/20/08

OPPONENT ATT East Carolina 15 Southern Miss 16 SMU 19 Tulane 0 USF 3

CMP 11 8 9 0 3

YDS 65 125 130 0 18

FRANK TROTTER

INT TD LG 0 0 24 1 1 36 1 2 28 0 0 0 0 0 11

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S O P H O M O R E - 1L 6-2 • 26 0 MOBILE, ALA. J O H N L E F L O R E HS DEFENSIVE LINE

2008 Played in all 13 games with three starts on the defensive line at defensive tackle...Started against East Carolina, Southern Miss and SMU in place of injured senior Clinton McDonald...One of eight true freshmen to see action in 2008...Was the first true freshman to start a game on either side of the ball...Credited with a tackle in six games and had five stops in two games...Made his collegiate debut on the defense in the season opener against Ole Miss... Recorded his first collegiate tackle in the Rice game in the third quarter...Posted a career high of two-and-a-half TFL, and five total tackles, against Nicholls State...Logged a career-high four solo tackles on the defensive line against Louisville...All four tackles resulted in gains of seven yards or less, and three of them were for three yards or less... Against East Carolina, became the first true freshman to start on either side of the ball, replacing injured senior Clinton McDonald...Matched his career high with five tackles, three of which were solo stops...Had a solo tackle for a loss of two yards in the second quarter...All five tackles were for gains of five or fewer yards...Started for the second-straight game against Southern Miss, and assisted on one tackle in the third quarter...Started at defensive tackle versus SMU,

PREP Played for coach Hugh Freeze at Briarcrest Christian High… Was 136-of-216 for 1,709 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior…Also rushed for 625 yards and eight touchdowns… Racked up over 2,300 all-purpose yards in ‘04…Helped lead his squad to an 11-2 finish and a state championship as a senior…Named first-team all-state as a quarterback… Honored as the Tennessee Division 2 AA Player of the Year…Selected as the MVP in the state championship after team defeated ECS for the title…Named WHBQAM 560 Player of the Week following the playoff game in which he was 13-of-17 for 233 yards and two TDs… Also rushed for 110 yards and two scores in that game… Selected to the All-Shelby-Metro team…Listed as a “Best of the Preps” by the Memphis Commercial Appeal…Was on two state championship teams while at Briarcrest…Set school records for most touchdown passes in a season, most passes in a season and most completed passes… Also lettered in track, competing in the 100-meter dash and on the 400-meter relay team…Lettered in basketball for two years…Posted a 3.75 grade-point average and was a member of the National Honor Society.

TONEY’S CAREER PASSING STATISTICS G/S ATT COMP YDS INT TD LG 13/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13/2 53 31 338 2 3 36 26/2 53 31 338 2 3 36

but was not credited with a tackle...Made two tackles in the second quarter on short gains of four yards versus Tulane...Received the Chris Faros Most Improved Award at the 2009 Blue-Gray Game this spring. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Was a member of the Tiger 3.0 Club for the fall 2008 semester...Named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2008-09. PREP Lettered four seasons at John LeFlore High for coach Greg Quinney...Was a starter on both the offensive and defensive lines...Registered 68 tackles, three sacks and two fumble recoveries as a senior...Voted the team’s Lineman of the Year in ‘07...Selected as a Mobile Press Register Player of the Week twice in his career...Received the Iron Man Award for ‘07...Tabbed as the Most Improved Defensive Player in ‘05...Finished his prep career with 139 tackles, nine sacks and five fumbles...Helped his 2004 squad to a region championship. PERSONAL Frank Trotter is the son of Bernadette Key and Frank Williams...Born January 17, 1990, in Mobile, Ala. TROTTER’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT 2008 13/3 10 8 18 0 0 0 3.5-9 0-0 0-0 TROTTER’S CAREER HIGHS Tackles:.............. 5 vs. Nicholls State, East Carolina (‘08) Solo Tackles: .................................... 4 vs. Louisville (‘08) Assisted Tackles: .......................3 vs. Nicholls State (‘08) Tackles for Loss: .....................2.5 vs. Nicholls State (‘08)

TROTTER’S GAME-BY-GAME DEFENSE 8/30/08 9/6/08 9/13/08 9/20/08 9/27/08 10/2/08 10/10/08 10/18/08* 10/25/08* 11/8/08* 11/22/08 11/29/08 12/20/08

OPPONENT Ole Miss Rice Marshall Nicholls State Arkansas State UAB Louisville East Carolina Southern Miss SMU UCF Tulane USF

UT 0 1 0 2 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0

AT 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 0

TT TFL 0 0-0 1 0-0 0 0-0 5 2.5-7 0 0-0 0 0-0 4 0-0 5 1-2 1 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 2 0-0 0 0-0

SK 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

STEVEN TURNER

FF PB INT 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0

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SENIOR - 3L 6-3 • 2 7 0 BROWNSVILLE, TENN. H AY W O O D HS DEFENSIVE LINE

PERSONAL Brett Toney is the son of Gary and Nancy Toney...Born November 20, 1986, in Memphis, Tenn. YR 2007 2008 Total

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Frank Trotter played in all 13 games with three starts in 2008 as a true freshman.

2 2008 Played in 12 of 13 games on the defensive line with one sstart at right end against Nicholls State...Led the team w with three fumble recoveries...Recorded multiple tackles in five games, including a season-best six stops in the St. Petersburg Bowl...Credited with a tackle in five of the last ssix games of the season...Opened the season against O Ole Miss with three tackles, including an assist on a ttackle for a loss of one yard...Teamed up with Alton Starr tto drop Cordera Eason for a loss of a yard in the second q quarter...Had two assisted tackles in the Marshall game... A Also credited with two quarterback hurries...Started his first g game of the season versus Nicholls State...Recovered a ffumble in the second quarter of the game and logged three ttackles...Recovered his second fumble of the season in tthe second quarter of the UAB game that led to a Memphis touchdown...Registered one assisted tackle on the d defensive line versus Louisville and East Carolina...Tied a sseason high with three tackles, all of which were assisted sstops, against UCF...The three tackles were for gains of five yyards or less...Made one solo tackle in the third quarter on a short gain of a yard against Tulane...Tied for second on tthe team with six tackles in the St. Petersburg Bowl...Registered a season-high four solo stops...Five of his tackles denied first-down yardage...Sacked Matt Grothe for a loss


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2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL TURNER’S GAME-BY-GAME

2006 One of five true freshmen to see significant action for the Tigers in 2006...Played his first collegiate game against

PREP Totaled 80 tackles as a senior at Haywood High, where he played for former U of M graduate assistant coach Bart Stowe…A three-year starter who recorded six sacks and four forced fumbles in 2004…Versatile player who saw action as an offensive guard, offensive tackle, defensive tackle, defensive end, linebacker and strong safety during his prep career…Helped squad to a 9-3 record and a second-round appearance in the ‘04 state playoffs…Team won the regional championship in football…Lettered three years in football and two in basketball…A finalist for Mr. Football who was also tabbed as a first-team all-state and all-regional selection…Named first-team All-West Tennessee…Tabbed as an All-Region 7-4A first-team pick as a junior, and an honorable mention All-Region 7-4A pick as a sophomore…In three years, totaled 251 tackles, six fumble recoveries, 21 quarterback hurries and 17 pass deflections…Tackle totals also included 27 tackles for a loss and 17 sacks.

AT 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 2

TT 1 0 3 0 0 0 3 1 1 2 6 4 4 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 3 0 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 6

TFL 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 .5-1 3.5-7 0-0 .5-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.5-3 0-0 .5-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-6

SK 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 .5-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-6

TOMMY WALKER

FR PB INT 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0-0 0 1 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 1 0 0-0

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R -S O P H O M O R E

- 1L 6 -3 • 2 7 0 MUNFORD, TENN. M U N F O R D HS OFFENSIVE LINE

2008 Redshirted during the 2008 season after playing as a true freshman in 2007...Was presented one of the Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year awards at the 2008 team banquet...Made the transition from defensive line to offensive line during spring workouts in 2009...Is expected to challenge for a spot in the offensive line this fall as the line only returns three Tigers who logged game action last year.

PERSONAL Steven Turner is the son of Steve and Thelma Turner... Born May 20, 1986, in Jackson, Tenn. TURNER’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT 2006 9/1 1 8 9 0 1 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2007 13/6 13 11 24 1 0 1 7-15 1.5-5 1-0 2008 12/1 7 13 20 2 3 0 1.5-7 1-6 0-0 Total 34/8 21 32 53 3 4 1 8.5-22 2.5-11 1-0 TURNER’S CAREER HIGHS Tackles:................. 6 vs. Jacksonville St. (‘07), USF (‘08) Solo Tackles: ........ 4 vs. Jacksonville St. (‘07), USF (‘08) Assisted Tackles: .................... 4 vs. Arkansas State (‘07) Tackle for Loss:............... 3.5 vs. Jacksonville State (‘07) Sacks: ................................. 1 vs. Tulane (‘07), USF (‘08) Forced Fumbles:................ 1 vs. Jacksonville State (‘07) Fumbles Recovered: ........1, 4 games; last vs. USF (‘08) Pass Breakups: .........................1 vs. East Carolina (‘07) Interceptions: ........................................... 1 vs. Rice (‘07)

Sophomore Tommy Walker reds h i r t e d t h e 2 0 0 8 season after playing in 10 gam e s i n 2 0 0 7 .

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2007 Played in all 13 games and started the first six contests on the defensive front...Is a utility player who can work any spot in the line...Third on the team in tackles for loss with 7.0...Aggressive defender who totaled 24 tackles, a sack, an interception and a forced fumble in 2007... Made his second career start in the season opener with Ole Miss and had two tackles and assisted on a tackle for lost yardage...Assisted Greg Terrell in dropping Rebel back BenJarvis Green-Ellis for a loss of three yards in the third quarter...Rebels fumbled on the next play from scrimmage...Credited with a career-best 3.5 TFL for minus seven yards against Jacksonville State and had a forced fumble with a career-high six tackles...Recorded his first TFL in the game in the first quarter on 3rd-and-goal from the Memphis 19...Stopped Cedric Johnson for a loss of one...JSU was forced to kick a field goal on the next play and missed the attempt...Brought up 2nd-and-12 when he dropped Daniel Jackson for a loss of two yards late in the first quarter...JSU punted three plays later...Registered a forced fumble when he jolted Markus Douglas at the Memphis 27 in the fourth quarter...The ball was recovered by Clinton McDonald...Recorded his final TFL of the day when he assisted Freddie Barnett on 1st-and-goal from the Memphis 9...JSU’s Daniel Jackson recorded the loss of a yard and the Gamecocks tossed an interception three plays later...Tallied four tackles against both UCF and Arkansas State...Made an assisted tackle for loss with Greg Terrell in the fourth quarter against ASU...Recorded his first career interception against Rice on a pass he tipped...Picked off Chase Clement on 2nd-and-4 in the fourth quarter and did not make a return on the interception...Memphis scored a touchdown on the next drive as a result of the turnover... Totaled two solo tackles against Tulane, including his first career sack...Dropped Anthony Scelfo for a loss of three yards in the second quarter...Registered one tackle and had a key pass breakup versus East Carolina...Broke up Rob Kass’ pass attempt on 3rd-and-15 from the Memphis 44 that forced ECU to punt on the next play...Credited with three tackles and assisted on a sack for a loss of two yards against SMU...Assisted Freddie Barnett on the sack of Justin Willis for minus three yards in the first overtime period...Was named the Defensive MVP of the 2008 Blue-Gray Game after recording a forced fumble and a fumble recovery as well as a pass breakup and a sack in the scrimmage.

Chattanooga on the Tiger defensive line...Made one tackle in that meeting...Credited with three tackles against Tennessee...Recovered a fumble that was forced on a sack of Arkansas State quarterback Corey Leonard by Greg Terrell and Greg Jackson in the second quarter...Did not register a tackle versus ASU...Made his first collegiate start against Marshall and finished the game with three tackles... Missed both the UCF and Houston contests with a pulled hamstring...Credited with a single tackle against both Southern Miss and UTEP...Completed his true freshman season with nine tackles in nine games played.

OPPONENT UT Chattanooga 0 East Carolina 0 Tennessee 1 UAB 0 Arkansas St. 0 Tulsa 0 Marshall 0 Southern Miss 0 UTEP 0 Ole Miss 1 JSU 4 UCF 3 Arkansas St. 0 Marshall 0 MTSU 1 Rice 0 Tulane 2 East Carolina 0 Southern Miss 0 UAB 0 SMU 2 Florida Atlantic 0 Ole Miss 1 Rice 0 Marshall 0 Nicholls State 2 Arkansas State 0 UAB 0 Louisville 0 East Carolina 0 Southern Miss 0 UCF 0 Tulane 0 USF 4

PLAYERS

Se n i o r d ef e n s i v e l i n e ma n S teven Turner led the team in fumble recoveries in 2008 with three. of six yards in the third quarter...Logged his fourth career fumble recovery late in the fourth quarter...Received one of the Glenn Jones Awards at the 2009 Blue-Gray Game.

DEFENSE 9/9/06 9/16/06 9/30/06 10/7/06 10/14/06 10/21/06 10/28/06* 11/5/06 11/25/06 9/1/07* 9/15/07* 9/22/07* 9/27/07* 10/2/07* 10/13/07* 10/20/07 10/27/07 11/3/07 11/10/07 11/17/07 11/24/07 12/21/07 8/30/08 9/6/08 9/13/08 9/20/08* 9/27/08 10/2/08 10/10/08 10/18/08 10/25/08 11/22/08 11/29/08 12/20/08


2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL

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PLAYERS

2007 One of four freshmen to see playing time in 2007...Played in 10 games in the defensive front...Totaled seven tackles, four of which were solo stops...Made his first collegiate appearance against Jacksonville State and had two solo tackles in the game...Recorded a solo tackle in the second quarter that denied first-down yardage and brought up 3rd-and-4...JSU punted two plays later...Credited with another solo stop later in the second quarter...Assisted on a stop against UCF...Registered two assisted tackles versus Arkansas State and two solo strike against Middle Tennessee...Made a solo strike in the third quarter that stopped MTSU’s drive and forced the Raiders into a 45yard field goal that they missed...Dropped Phillip Tanner for a loss of two yards in the fourth quarter...Continued to work with the defensive line in the spring...Was presented the Ralph Hatley Scholar Athlete Award at the 2008 BlueGray Game...The award is presented annually to a Tiger football player who plans a career in the field of health, physical education or recreation.

o overtime meeting with Houston...Made his only start of tthe year in the season finale victory over UTEP...Credited w with a tackle in seven of the 12 games in 2006...Finished tthe season with 14 tackles, one forced fumble and a pass breakup...Recipient of the Ralph Hatley Award, which is presented to an incoming freshman majoring in health, physical education or recreation. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for fall 2006 semester. PREP A three-year letterman and two-year starter at defensive e end for coach James Richardson at Marietta High…Credited with 85 tackles, nine tackles for lost yardage, three ssacks and four pass breakups as a senior…Named to the Marietta Daily Journal 2005 All-County football team… Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution 2005 All-County s second team…Honored to the Cobb County Touchdown C Club All-Defensive unit for 2005, as well as the Comcast S SportsSouth Defensive All-2005 unit and the All-Chevy T Team…Elected as a permanent team captain for ‘05, and received the Ben T. Wilkins Award…Helped lead his team to t Class 5-5A Region championship and a 10-2 record… the T Team advanced to the second round of the Class 5-5A state playoffs...Lettered two years in baseball…Also a two-year letterman in track and field and earned bronze and silver medals in the triple jump in 2004...A year later in 2005, w state and earned the gold medal in the triple jump. won

PREP Played one season at Munford High for coach Wayne Randall after transferring from Frayser High in Memphis... Played both offensive and defensive line…Helped MHS to an 8-4 record and a 5-0 record in conference in 2006… Squad advanced to the second round of the playoffs… Credited with 96 tackles and 20 sacks in 2006 and was named all-state for his efforts…Was a two-time all-metro honoree…Selected Tipton County All-Region…Selected to the Tennessee Dream Team…Named the team’s MVP and Most Valuable Lineman…Was a permanent team captain at Munford…Invited to participate in the TennesseeKentucky All-Star game. PERSONAL Tommy James Walker is the son of Mary Henderson... Born August 12, 1988, in Memphis, Tenn. WALKER’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS YR G/S UT AT TOT FF FR SK TFL INT 2007 10/0 4 3 7 0 0 0-0 1-2 0-0 WALKER’S CAREER HIGHS Tackles:..........................2, 3 games; last vs. MTSU (‘07) Solo Tackles: ......... 2 vs. Jacksonville State, MTSU (‘07) Assisted Tackles: .................... 2 vs. Arkansas State (‘07) Tackle for Loss:.................. 1 vs. Middle Tennessee (‘07)

JOSH WEAVER

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S E N I O R - 3L 6 - 3 • 220 M A R I E T TA , G A . M A R I E T TA H S DEFENSIVE LINE

2008 Played in all 13 games, with five starts at linebacker... Started against East Carolina and SMU at left outside linebacker and against Marshall, Nicholls State and UAB at right outside linebacker...Logged multiple tackles in seven contests...Transitioned from linebacker to safety in fall camp...Opened the season playing safety against Ole Miss, and had one assisted tackle in the game...Credited with a solo and an assisted tackle against Rice...Started for the first time at linebacker against Marshall, and registered four tackles, including an assist on a tackle for a loss of a yard...Had 13 previous starts on the defensive line prior to his first start at linebacker...Made his second straight start at linebacker versus Nicholls State and had two tackles... Credited with four tackles versus Arkansas State...Assisted Clinton McDonald on a sack of Corey Leonard for a loss of 10 yards in the fourth quarter...Registered a pass breakup in the first quarter...Matched a career high with five tackles, including three solo stops, against UAB...Started at outside linebacker and also played on special teams versus East Carolina, but was not credited with a tackle...Against Southern Miss, made a game-saving defensive play with an interception on an Austin Davis pass with under two minutes remaining in the game and the Tigers’ protecting a five-point lead...Returned his first career interception for 16 yards to the Southern Miss 22, allowing Memphis to score on its first play, the game-clinching touchdown...Matched his career high with five tackles on two unassisted and three assisted stops...Credited with a solo and assisted tackle in the St. Petersburg Bowl...Solo tackle was on 1st-and-goal

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PERSONAL JJoshua Orlando Weaver is the son of Frederick and Sharon W Weaver...Born June 7, 1988, in Marietta, Ga.

Senior Josh Weaver played in all 13 games in 2008 with five starts at linebacker. from the 4...Assisted Brandon Patterson on a stop on the final play of the third quarter. 2007 Played in all 13 games and started all but the Marshall game on the defensive line...Ranked fifth on the team with five TFL for minus 23 yards...Also ranked in a tie for third with two sacks...Recorded six games with three or more tackles... Completed the year with 32 tackles, 24 of which were solo stops...Registered his second career start in the season opener with Ole Miss and logged two solo tackles...Both of his stops resulted in the Rebels gaining three or fewer yards on the play...Tallied a career-best five tackles, including four solo strikes and two TFL against Jacksonville State... Applied pressure on QB Cedric Johnson on 1st-and-goal from the Memphis 12...JSU attempted a field goal three plays later and missed...Credited with a TFL for minus a yard in the second quarter...Dropped Anthony Jones for a loss of one in the fourth quarter to bring up 4th-and-8... Made two solo tackles against UCF...Registered three solo tackles against Marshall and also logged a sack and forced a fumble...Sacked Bernard Morris in the fourth quarter for a seven-yard loss...Jolted Morris enough to pop the ball out, but Marshall recovered the fumble...Matched his career high with five tackles against Middle Tennessee... Registered three stops against Rice and tallied two stops versus Tulane, East Carolina and Southern Miss...Totaled three solo tackles against SMU including a sack of QB Justin Willis for a loss of six yards...Ended the season with three solo tackles in the New Orleans Bowl...Each of his three tackles resulted in five or fewer yards gained by Florida Atlantic...Was set to make the transition from defensive line to linebacker in the spring...Missed a majority of the spring session with a shoulder injury that required surgery...Was presented one of the True Tiger Awards at the 2008 BlueGray game...The award honors the players whose actions on and off the field most exemplifies those of a True Tiger. 2006 Was a key contributor on defense as a freshman...One of just two true freshmen to play in all 12 contests in 2006... Saw early action on special teams...Registered his first tackle on a Tiger kickoff against Chattanooga...Entered the defensive lineup against Tennessee...Tallied three tackles, two of which were solo stops, versus the Vols...Forced UT’s Ja’Kouri Williams to fumble the ball in the fourth quarter, resulting in a Memphis recovery...Recorded one solo tackle and a pass breakup against UAB...Logged three solo stops against Tulsa...Registered a tackle against both Southern Miss and UCF...Registered a game-high four tackles in the

WEAVER'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Y YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT 2 2006 12/1 9 5 14 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 2007 13/12 24 8 32 0 0 1 5-23 2-13 0-0 2008 13/5 10 15 25 2 0 0 1-6 .5-5 1-16 Total 38/18 43 28 71 3 0 2 6-29 2.5-18 1-16 WEAVER'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles:............. 5, 4 games; last vs. Southern Miss (‘08) Solo Tackles: ...................... 4 vs. Jacksonville State (‘07) Assisted Tackles: ............. 3, 3 games; last vs. USM (‘08) Tackles For Loss:...................... 2 vs. JSU, Marshall (‘07) Forced Fumbles:.....1 vs. Tennessee (‘06), Marshall (‘07) Sacks: ...................................... 1 vs. Marshall, SMU (‘07) Interceptions: ............................1 vs. Southern Miss (‘08)

WEAVER’S GAME-BY-GAME DEFENSE 9/3/06 9/9/06 9/16/06 9/30/06 10/7/06 10/14/06 10/21/06 10/28/06 11/5/06 11/11/06 11/18/06 11/25/06* 9/1/07* 9/15/07* 9/22/07* 9/27/07* 10/2/07 10/13/07* 10/20/07* 10/27/07* 11/3/07* 11/10/07* 11/17/07* 11/24/07* 12/21/07* 8/30/08 9/6/08 9/13/08* 9/20/08* 9/27/08 10/2/08* 10/10/08 10/18/08* 10/25/08 11/8/08* 11/22/08 11/29/08 12/20/08

OPPONENT UT Ole Miss 0 Chattanooga 1 East Carolina 0 Tennessee 2 UAB 1 Arkansas St. 0 Tulsa 3 Marshall 0 Southern Miss 0 UCF 0 Houston 2 UTEP 0 Ole Miss 2 JSU 4 UCF 2 Arkansas St. 0 Marshall 3 MTSU 3 Rice 2 Tulane 1 East Carolina 0 Southern Miss 1 UAB 0 SMU 3 Florida Atlantic 3 Ole Miss 0 Rice 1 Marshall 1 Nicholls State 1 Arkansas State 1 UAB 3 Louisville 0 East Carolina 0 Southern Miss 2 SMU 0 UCF 0 Tulane 0 USF 1

AT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 3 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 1

TT 0 1 0 3 1 0 3 0 1 1 4 0 2 5 2 0 3 5 3 2 2 2 0 3 3 1 2 4 2 4 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 2

TFL 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 2-15 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-6 0-0 0-0 0-0 .5-1 0-0 .5-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

SK 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 .5-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FF PBU INT 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 1 0 0-0 0 1 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 1 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1-16 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0


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2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL MONCEL WOOTEN

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R -J U N I O R 6-3 • 19 5 MEMPHIS, TENN. W H I T E S TAT I O N HS

DEFENSIVE BACK

J Joined the Tigers in August 2007 after transferring from Murray State... Redshirted during the ‘06 season at MSU... M Worked as a defensive back throughout the fall...Was able W tto practice with the team but was not eligible for games in 2007 because of NCAA transfer guidelines...Worked with 2 tthe Tiger defense throughout the 2008 season. J u n i o r Tu r ner West saw a c tion in five games at w i d e rec i e v er i n 2008.

TURNER WEST

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R-JUNIOR

WIDE RECEIVER

BRYAN WRIGHT

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R -J U N I O R

- 1L 6 -0 • 19 0 MIAMI, FLA. N O R T H W E S T E R N HS DEFENSIVE BACK

2007 Played in seven games in 2007, seeing action as a wide receiver and as a member of the special teams unit...Saw his first game action as a Tiger in the season opener versus Ole Miss...Provided depth at the outside receiver position in 2007...Played a valuable role in the SMU triple overtime victory when Maurice Jones left the game early in the first quarter with an injury...Versatile athlete who managed various positions on special teams...Worked throughout the season on the punt return team as well as on the kickoff and kick return teams...Had a productive spring session at wide receiver until being sidelined by an ankle injury... Missed the 2008 Blue-Gray Game because of the injury.

Signed with the Tigers in February 2006 and redshirted that season as true freshman...Has been a consistent contributor on the defensive scout team as cornerback... Was listed at left corner for the 2008 spring session...Saw action in six games during the 2008 season, primarily as a member of the special teams unit...Made his collegiate debut on special teams in the East Carolina game last season...Intelligent player who has a chance to contribute at several different positions in the secondary.

2006 Redshirted as a receiver during the 2006 season...Worked with the offensive scout team throughout the fall...Caught two passes for 16 yards in the 2007 Blue-Gray Game.

PREP Played for coach Roland Smith at Miami’s Northwestern HS…Saw action mostly as a cornerback and on special teams…Lettered three seasons in football…Led squad to a 13-2 finish and a 6A Region championship in 2005… Squad advanced to the state semifinals…Named the team’s Defensive Back of the Year…Logged 48 tackles and five interceptions as a senior…Returned an interception for a TD against South Dade HS…Selected to the 6A All-State second team by the Florida Sports Writers Association…Named first-team All-Dade…Selected to the Elite Dade/Broward All-Star Game…Named ScholarAthlete of the Year.

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for the 2007 spring semester. PREP Played for Coach Joe Hamstra at Briarcrest Christian… Started at cornerback and wide receiver his senior year, and played tight end as a junior…Totaled 22 tackles, including seven solo stops as a senior…Led Briarcrest with four interceptions in 2005…Also logged four pass breakups last season...Lettered all four seasons at Briarcrest and served as a team captain in 2005…Saw most action on defense at free safety and corner…Helped Briarcrest win the state championship his freshman and junior year, and played in the state title game as a sophomore…Also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for three semesters (spring ‘07, ‘08 and ‘09).

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WIDE RECEIVER

JUNIOR COLLEGE Played two seasons for coach John Featherstone at El Camino College...Played in nine games in 2008...Credited with 25 receptions for 325 yards and two touchdowns...Had a long reception of 49 yards...Led the squad with eight catches for 73 yards and a TD versus Bakersfield as a sophomore... Logged a 37-yard touchdown reception versus Citrus... Caught a 13-yard touchdown pass to send the game to overtime in a 27-24 win over Riverside...Helped squad to a 10-2 record in 2008...Hauled in three receptions for 53 yards and a touchdown against Canyons in the second round of the SoCal playoffs...Caught a 17-yard touchdown pass versus Canyons...Played three games as a freshman in 2007...Caught one pass for 10 yards...Also logged one punt return for 16 yards. PREP Prepped at Killian High in Miami...Named to All-Dade 6A4A third team as a senior defensive back in 2005 by the Miami Herald. PERSONAL Dejarrius Adams is the son of Mary Adams...Born November 9, 1988, in Miami.

RYAN ATTAWAY

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F R E S H M A N - HS 6 -5 • 27 0 JACKSONVILLE, FLA. C A M D E N C O U N T Y HS DEFENSIVE LINE/OFFENSIVE LINE

PREP Played for coach Jeff Heron at Camden County High... Worked at tight end and defensive end...Helped team to a 15-0 record and a Class AAAAA championship in 2008... Team ranked No. 1 in the state and 10th nationally according to Maxpreps.com...Squad defeated Peachtree Ridge in the state title game, 21-14...Credited with 112 knockdowns on the offensive line...Logged a season-high 12 knockdowns against Northside Warner Robins in the second round of the playoffs...Nominated for all-region, all-state and all-star honors...Registered nine sacks in the defensive front...Earned SuperCat Leader honors for a power clean of 320 pounds... Was named by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a Top 150 Prospect for the state of Georgia...Helped team to a 12-2 record in 2007...Anchored a defense that allowed just 75 points in 14 games...Also played basketball for Camden County. PERSONAL Ryan Dejuan Attaway is the son of Bryan and Jenifer Atttaway...Born July 9, 1989, in Jacksonville, Fla.

SOPHOMORE - TR 6-2 • 17 5 L AU R E L , M I S S . L AU R E L H S JONES COUNTY JC

WEST’S CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS G/S NO YDS TD LG 7/0 0 0 0 0 5/0 2 1 0 1 12/0 2 1 0 1

WEST’S CAREER HIGHS Rush Attempts: ..................................... 2 vs. Tulane (‘08) Rushing Yards: ..................................... 1 vs. Tulane (‘08) Long Rush: ........................................... 1 vs. Tulane (‘08)

J U N I O R - TR 6-2 • 20 5 MIAMI, FLA. M I A M I K I L L I A N HS EL CAMINO COLLEGE

AKEEM DAVIS

PERSONAL Turner West is the son of Tommy and Lindsay West...Born December 19, 1987, in Greenville, S.C. YR 2007 2008 Total

DEJARRIUS ADAMS

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DEFENSIVE BACK

Junior Bryan Wright played in six games in 2008, primarily on special teams.

JUNIOR COLLEGE Played in eight games as a freshman for coach Eddie Pierce at Jones County Junior College...Started five games a as a safety in 2008...Credited with 22 tackles – 13 solos a and 9 assists...Registered one pass interception, which he returned 29 yards vs. Hinds...Also was a backup quarterback...Rushed five times for 12 yards and completed 2-of-3 passes for 13 yards.

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2008 Played in five of 13 games at wide receiver...Saw first game action of the season at wide receiver versus Nicholls State...Participated on special teams versus Arkansas State and Louisville...Against Tulane, had his first career touch with two rush attempts off direct snaps in the fourth quarter...Saw action in the St. Petersburg Bowl.

PERSONAL Moncel Dierrdre Wooten is the son of Chiana Adair and the late Moncel L. Wooten...Born May 23, 1988, in Memphis, Tenn.

2009 NEWCOMERS

PLAYERS

- 2L 6- 1 • 185 G E R M A N TOW N , T E N N . BRIARCREST CHRISTIAN

PREP Lettered two seasons at Raleigh-Egypt High and two at White L Station High...Was the starting tight end and linebacker as a senior at WSHS...Caught seven passes for 165 yards and one touchdown...Totaled 28 tackles as a senior...Helped his squad to an 8-4 record and a state playoff berth...Was named All-Region 8-5A...Also played baseball and ran track.

PERSONAL Bryan Wright is the son of Carolyn Wright...Born December 10, 1987, in Miami, Fla.


2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL PREP Led Laurel High School to the State 4A championship in 2007...Threw for over 2,600 yards and rushed for 926 yards that year...Tossed 32 touchdown passes and logged 12 rushing touchdowns...Started as a cornerback at Laurel as a sophomore and was the starting quarterback as a junior and senior...Graduated in the top 25 of his class at Laurel with a 3.0 GPA...Also played on the basketball team and was a member of the 4A state-champion 800-meter relay team in track in 2008. PERSONAL Akeem Davis is the son of Robert Davis and Karen Davis... Born December 25, 1989, in Laurel, Miss.

ROD DAVIS

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SOPHOMORE 6 - 0 • 2 05 MEMPHIS, TENN. W O O D DA L E H S WIDE RECEIVER

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Enrolled at the University of Memphis in spring 2008 after originally signing with Ole Miss in February 2007. PREP Played for coach Cedric Miller at Wooddale High...Caught 45 passes for 965 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior in 2006...Was rated as a four-star athlete by Rivals.com... Listed as the No. 27 wide receiver in the country and the seventh-best prospect in Tennessee by Rivals.com...Helped Wooddale to a 10-3 record and an appearance in the Class 5-A state quarterfinals in 2006...Broke the Liberty Bowl High School All-Star game record for receptions with five for 91 yards and a touchdown...Scored the game-winning touchdown in the all-star event on a 23-yard catch...Caught 39 passes for 775 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior...Was a versatile player in 2005 who also logged two interceptions and 15 pass breakups as well as totaled 609 kickoff return yards...As a sophomore, hauled in 44 receptions for 618 yards and 18 touchdowns...Was picked as a Shelby-Metro Most Wanted prospect by the Memphis Commercial Appeal. PERSONAL Roderick Rashad Davis is the son of Darryl and Trishonna Jackson...Born February 12, 1989.

BILLY FOSTER JUNIOR - TR 5 - 1 0 • 1 75 F T . L A U D E R DA L E , F L A . STRANAHAN HS COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS

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WIDE RECEIVER

JUNIOR COLLEGE Played two seasons for coach Curtis Allen at College of the Sequoias...Played in 10 games in 2008...Led COS with 30 catches for 355 yards and three touchdowns...Had a long reception of 85 yards last season...Caught a season-high six passes against West Hills...Scored two receiving TDs versus Sierra...One of just three COS receivers to tally multiple touchdown receptions...Also rushed for 216 yards and three touchdowns on 31 carries...Scored twice from the run against Hartnell...Posted a long run of 58 yards...Completed 4-of-7 pass attempts...Versatile athlete who also totaled 108 yards on eight punt returns...Led COS in kick returns, rolling off 573 yards and one touchdown on 21 returns...Ranked second on the team in scoring with 42 points...Led the team in all-purpose yardage with 1,252 total yards...Named All-Valley Conference as a return specialist in ‘08...Was a receiver for current Tiger QB Arkelon Hall at COS in 2007...Played in 10 games as a freshman, registering 12 catches for 168 yards... Second on the squad in kickoff return yards with 244 on 13 returns...Was fourth on the team in all-purpose yards with 466. PREP Played quarterback for coach Roderick Taplin at Stranahan HS...Scored on a 63-yard run against South Plantation... Finished the game with 106 yards rushing...Earned team’s player of the year honors at SHS...Named honorable mention All-Broward 6A-4A by the Miami Herald as a senior...Logged an 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in 2005 in a 42-32 win over Plantation. PERSONAL Ralph C. Foster is the son of Billy Canion and Bonita Hargrett...Born January 4, 1989, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

WILL GILCHRIST

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F R E S H M A N - HS 6 -2 • 20 0 S AVA N N A H , T E N N . H A R D I N C O U N T Y HS QUARTERBACK

PREP A four-year letterwinner for coach William McAdams at Hardin County High...Rated as the No. 1 quarterback in Tennessee by Rivals.com and Tennessee Football Magazine...Nominated for the Joe Montana High School National QB of the Year award...A three-star prospect according to Rivals.com... Rated as the No. 22 dual-threat QB nationally by Rivals. com...Helped his squad to state playoff appearances all four years...2008 squad was 7-4 on the year...Completed 134 of 239 pass attempts for 2,131 yards and 29 touchdowns in 2008...The yards, attempts and touchdowns are all school records...Also rushed for 835 yards and seven touchdowns on 124 carries as a senior...Holds school record in single season all-purpose yards (2,966) and rushing/passing TDs (36)...Had stellar games versus Lexington (294 passing yds, 5 TD passes, 52 rushing yds) and McNairy (274 passing yds, 5 TDs, 105 rushing yds) in 2008...Responsible for six touchdowns (5 passing, 1 rushing) as a junior versus Jackson Central Merry...Set a school record for passing yards in a game with 320 versus Lexington in 2006...Also tossed four TDs in that game...Finished his career with school records in passing yards (5,743), attempts (620), completions (360), TD passes (71), TDs responsible for (86) and rushing/passing yards combined (7,166)...Selected as a first-team all-state pick as a junior and senior...Was a 4-A Mr. Football finalist in 2008...Selected by Tennessee Football Magazine as a firstteam All-State Phenom teamer and as the West Tennessee Player of the Year...Was a three-time all-region honoree after leading the region in passing from 2006-08...Honored by the Jackson Sun as an All-West Tennessee selection as well as West Tennessee Sophomore and Junior of the Year...Also played basketball at HCHS and was named all-district all four years...Has scored over 1,000 points and has dished out over 500 assists. PERSONAL William Guinn Gilchrist is the son of Anthony and MaryAnn Gilchrist...Born February 23, 1990, in Jackson, Tenn.

RICKY HART

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F R E S H M A N - HS 6 -3 • 31 0 F O L K S TO N , G A . C H A R LT O N C O U N T Y HS OFFENSIVE LINE/DEFENSIVE LINE

PREP Played for coach Richard McWhorter at Charlton County High...Worked with the offensive line and at defensive tackle...Was a starter on both sides of the ball...Helped team to a 9-2 record, a region championship and a playoff appearance in 2008...Named first-team all-region for his work as an offensive guard...Earned team’s Most Valuable Player honors as a senior...Selected to the GACA All-State team...Logged 25 tackles and a fumble recovery in 2008... Nominated for Region Player of the Year honors...Listed on the Georgia 150 Top Recruits as a defensive tackle by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution...Squad was 11-1 and reached the state quarterfinals in 2007. PERSONAL Ricky Hart is the son of Angela Williams and Ricky Hart... Born January 17, 1991, in Waycross, Ga.

PAULO HENRIQUES

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F R E S H M A N - HS 5-10 • 20 0 WEST MEMPHIS, ARK. W E S T M E M P H I S HS KICKER

PREP Lettered three seasons as a punter and kicker for coach Lanny Dauksch at West Memphis High...Was 44 of 45 on PATs in 2008...Averaged 43 yards per punt and was 9 of 13 on field goals...The four misses were from distances of 55 or more yards...Handled kickoffs for West Memphis and 94 percent of his attempts were for touchbacks...Squad was

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10-1-1 in 2008 and reached the state semifinals...Served as a team captain in 2008...Booted a 53-yard field goal in 2007 versus Searcy...53-yard kick broke a 20-year school record...Was 11 of 16 on field goals as a junior...Hit 33 of 35 PATs in 2007...Named Commercial Appeal Player of the Week in October ‘07 for hitting field goals of 38 and 51 yards in a 40-7 win over Mountain Home...Selected to the 2007 Shelby Suburban Team by the Commercial Appeal...Squad was conference champions in 2006, 2007 and 2008...Earned several honors in high school, including all-state (2007-08), all-conference (2006-08), all-county (2007)...Selected to the KAIT8 Super Team in 2007 and 2008...Participated in the Arkansas All-Star Football game...Also lettered three years for the WMHS soccer team...Earned all-state and all-conference honors from 2006-08...Won the kicking competition at an LSU kickers camp...Finished No. 1 among 120 kickers in field goals and No. 3 in kickoffs. PERSONAL Paulo Alexandre Henriques is the son of Joao and Cheryl Henriques...Born November 12, 1990, in Johannesburg, South Africa...Family is originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, and came to the United States when Paulo was a junior high student.

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MARCUS HIGHTOWER F R E S H M A N - HS 6 -2 • 20 5 MEMPHIS, TENN. W H I T E H AV E N H S WIDE RECEIVER

PREP Coached by Rodney Saulsberry at Whitehaven High...Was a versatile athlete for the Tigers who played running back, flanker, slot receiver, defensive back and was a return specialist...Named a Commercial Appeal Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 4, 2007 after rushing for 126 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries versus Fairley...Also threw a 30-yard touchdown pass and snagged an interception in the 35-6 win...Earned Offensive Player of the Week honors again on Oct. 16, 2007 after rolling off 251 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries in the Tigers’ 32-6 Region 8-5A win over previously-undefeated Houston High...Tallied 194 of his 251 yards in the second half...Had touchdown runs of 53 and 80 yards as well as a 39-yard kickoff return against Houston...Was a 2007 All-Region 8-5A selection...Tabbed by the Commercial Appeal as a Shelby-Metro Most Wanted prospect in 2007...Named to the 2007 MIAA 4A-5A Best of the Preps Team by the Commercial Appeal...Selected to the 5A All-State team by the Tennessee Football Coaches Association...Helped squad to a 10-2 record and an appearance in the state playoffs...Whitehaven ranked No. 4 in the final Commercial Appeal Dandy Dozen poll...Invited to participate in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School all-star game... Returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown in a win over Collierville High in 2006...Ran track at WHS and was on the 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams as a freshman. PERSONAL Marcus Marchae Hightower is the son of Linda Hyde...Born December 30, 1989, in Jackson, Miss.

B.J. JOHNSON

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SOPHOMORE - TR 6-2 • 2 3 0 M O U LT R I E , G A . C O L Q U I T T C O U N T Y HS S. GEORGIA COLLEGE DEFENSIVE BACK

Joined the Tigers for the spring 2009 practice session...Was sidelined prior to the end of the spring session after suffering a knee injury during practice. PREP Lettered three seasons at Colquitt County High School... Saw time as a defensive end and as a tight end...Logged 63 tackles as a senior and 47 tackles as a junior...Named the team’s Most Improved Player in 2005...Had a career-best game of 14 tackles, including three sacks. PERSONAL William E. Johnson III is the son of Sandra Johnson and William Johnson...Born June 11, 1988, in Miami...Is a biology major who plans to attend dental school...Is in the Army reserves as a dental assistant.


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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL

BROOKS JOHNSON

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FRESHMAN - HS 6 - 3 • 235 D E C AT U R , A L A . D E C AT U R H S TIGHT END

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FRESHMAN - HS 6 - 3 • 275 H AT T I E S B U R G , M I S S . H AT T I E S B U R G H S OFFENSIVE LINE

PERSONAL James Ryan McCoy is the son of Edward and Kathy McCoy... Born December 30, 1990, in Hattiesburg, Miss...His father played football at Southern Miss (1976-80).

J U N I O R - TR 6 - 3 • 220 W I L M I N G TO N , N . C . EUGENE ASHLEY HS L A C K A W A N N A CC

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JUNIOR COLLEGE Played two seasons for coach Mark Duda at Lackawanna Community College in Scranton, Pa....Totaled 38 tackles and 17 sacks in 2008...Also logged two fumble recoveries for touchdowns as a sophomore...Registered four sacks against Albright...Named Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2008...Lackawanna lost in the North Star Bowl Game to Rochester, 19-13...Selected as Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Week twice in 2008 (Sept 8 & Sept. 22)...Was a second-team All-American... Registered 13 sacks as a freshman...Earned league Player of the Week honors twice in 2007 (Nov. 6 & Oct. 15)... Logged 70 tackles, 30 sacks, four defensive scores and 10 pass breakups in two seasons at Lackawanna. PREP Prepped at Eugene Ashley High...Lettered three years in football and track...Logged 50 tackles and 17 sacks as a senior...Logged 40 tackles and 16 sacks as a junior...Was all-conference in football and track and field...Was an all-state honoree in the high jump. PERSONAL Michael McDonald is the son of Rick Middleton and Vanessa Middleton...Born July 30, 1986, in Wilmington, N.C.

WIDE RECEIVER

Enrolled in January at the University of Memphis and worked out with the Tigers during the spring 2009 practice session... Transferred from the University of Miami. UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI Played three games as a redshirt-freshman receiver for the Hurricanes...Saw action in 2008 versus Duke, Wake Forest and Virginia Tech...Was not credited with a pass reception in 2008...Was injured in a car accident in June 2007 and was forced to redshirt as a freshman. PREP Totaled 17 receptions for 380 yards and four touchdowns as a senior at Bradenton Prep in 2006...Also logged 33 carries for 345 yards and four touchdowns...Tallied seven punt returns for touchdowns (four others called back due to penalty)...Averaged 20 yards every time he touched the ball as a senior, whether it was a run, catch or punt return... Attended St. Petersburg Catholic High his first three years... Rated the No. 16 wide receiver in the nation and the No. 17 player on the Florida Top 100 by Rivals.com...Ranked the No. 32 wide receiver and the No. 22 player on the Florida Hot 100 by Scout.com...Rated the No. 16 player in Florida and the No. 18 wide receiver in the nation by SuperPrep... Also lettered in basketball at Bradenton, and averaged more than 20 points per game. PERSONAL Jermaine McKenzie is the son of Elyonda Harrell and John Mckenzie...Born May 17, 1989, in Bradenton, Fla.... Is the fraternal twin of Tremaine McKenzie.

TREMAINE MCKENZIE

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SOPHOMORE - TR 6 -0 • 20 0 B R A D E N TO N , F L A . B R A D E N TO N P R E P C O L L E G E O F S I S K I YO U S DEFENSIVE BACK

Enrolled in January at the University of Memphis...Worked out with the Tigers this past spring...Transferred from College of Siskiyous (CA). JUNIOR COLLEGE Played one season as a safety for coach Eric Young...COS is a member of the Northern California Association-Mid Empire Division, which is considered one of the toughest conferences in California...Played in 10 games in 2008... Logged 33 tackles, 22 of which were solo stops...Also tallied an interception, which he returned for 27 yards, as well as eight pass breakups and a blocked kick. PREP Played his junior season at St. Petersburg (FL) Catholic before transferring and competing for Bradenton Prep as a senior in 2006. PERSONAL Tremaine McKenzie is the son of Elyonda Harrell and John Mckenzie...Born May 17, 1989, in Bradenton, Fla.... Is the fraternal twin of Jermaine McKenzie.

JORDAN MILLER

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F R E S H M A N - HS 6 -8 • 28 0 KENNESAW, GA. H A R R I S O N HS OFFENSIVE LINE

PREP Played for coach David Hines at Harrison High...Lettered three seasons at HHS...Helped team to a 9-3 record in 2008... Squad was ranked 10th in the state of Georgia by Maxpreps. com...Was part of 5A playoff teams as a junior and a senior...

PERSONAL Jordan Gregory Miller is the son of Greg and Bobbie Miller... Born October 1, 1990, in Marietta, Ga.

BRAD PAUL

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JUNIOR - TR 6-3 • 2 9 0 CLEAR LAKE, TEXAS C L E A R L A K E HS BLINN COLLEGE OFFENSIVE LINE

Signed with the Tigers in December 2008, and enrolled in classes at the University of Memphis in January...Worked out with the Tigers this past spring...Transferred from Blinn College...Originally signed with Illinois State in 2006 out of Clear Lake High...Played one game for ISU in 2007 and transferred to Blinn for the 2008 season. JUNIOR COLLEGE Played in 2008 for coach Brad Franchione...Helped Blinn Bucs to a Southwest Junior College Football Conference title and a 9-3 record as a center...Bucs finished 11th nationally in the NJCAA poll and had ranked as high as No. 5 after defeating top-ranked Navarro for the conference championship... Blinn ranked 19th in NJCAA in rushing average with 169.5 yards per game and was fourth in passing offense with 258 yards per game...Snapped to QB Terrance Cain who threw for 3,138 yards and 29 touchdowns in 2008. PREP Prepped at Clear Lake High...Worked as a defensive end and an offensive tackle his senior season...Protected a running back that rushed for nearly 1,800 yards that season...Worked as a tight end during his junior season and helped squad to a 13-2 record and an appearance in the state semifinals... Earned several player of the week honors during his career... Named honorable mention all-conference as both a junior and senior..Also played basketball and threw the shot put and discus. PERSONAL Brad Paul is the son of Michael and Kelly Paul...Born April 3, 1988, in Durango, Colo.

DONTARI POE

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F R E S H M A N - HS 6 -3 • 33 5 MEMPHIS, TENN. W O O D DA L E HS DEFENSIVE LINE

PREP Played for coach Jesse Allen at Wooddale High...Rated No. 19 among Top 20 prospects in Tennessee by Rivals.com... Selected to participate in the first-ever Toyota East vs. West Tennessee All-Star Classic in 2007...Tabbed by Tennessee Football Magazine as a Phenom 32 all-state honoree... Named to the 2007 MIAA 4A-5A Best of the Preps Team by the Commercial Appeal...Credited with 63 tackles and eight sacks as a junior...Was also a Best of the Preps All-Metro selection in track as a junior...Earned the shot put title for Class 3-A at the state meet with a throw of 56-3.25 as a junior...Defended his title as a senior with a throw of 54-1.25... Also won the discus event in the state meet with a personal best throw of 156-1...Claimed city, district and region track titles as a senior. PERSONAL Dontari Poe is the son of Sandra Poe and Robert Poe Sr.... Born August 18, 1990, in Memphis.

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PREP Three-year starter for coach Doug Hoehn at Hattiesburg High...Played tight end as a sophomore before moving to tackle for junior and senior seasons...Helped 2008 squad to a 9-4 record and a second-round showing in the playoffs... Graded out at 95 percent and was credited with 63 pancake blocks in 2008...Named first-team all-state as a senior... Picked as an all-area honoree by the Hattiesburg American... Started on the offensive line in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game.

- TR 6 -3 • 18 0 B R A D E N TO N , F L A . B R A D E N TO N P R E P UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

Was a Cobb County Offensive Line Honorable Mention pick in 2008...Selected by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a Top 150 Prospect for the state of Georgia...Blocked for a running back that gained over 1,000 yards in 2007 and 2008...Participated in the Cobb County All-Star Senior Bowl.

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PERSONAL Brooks Johnson is the son of Terry and Barbara Johnson... Born March 30, 1991, in Decatur, Ala.

MICHAEL MCDONALD

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R -S O P H O M O R E

PREP Lettered three seasons for coach Jere Adcock at Decatur High...Team finished 7-4 in 2008...DHS moved back to the 6A level in 2008 after playing 5A the previous two seasons...Played tight end and linebacker at DHS...Hauled in 34 receptions for 359 yards and three touchdowns as a senior...Logged 111 yards on seven catches versus Buckhorn...Registered a receiving TD on a six-yard reception versus Grissom...Tallied 98 yards on six catches versus Bob Jones High...Was third on the team in receiving yards...Was an honorable mention 6A all-state pick as a senior...Named all-area by the Decatur Daily...Was an Elite Eight honoree for North Alabama by WAFF...Was rated the No. 37 tight end by ESPN...Honored as a Top 50 Recruit for Alabama by the Tuscaloosa News...Selected to Huntsville Times Elite Team in 2008...Logged 17 receptions for 192 yards and five touchdowns as a junior...Helped team to an 11-2 record and a Region 8 championship in 2007...Finished his prep career with 55 catches for 594 yards and nine touchdowns.

JAMIE MCCOY

JERMAINE MCKENZIE


2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL RANDY POWELL

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FRESHMAN - HS 6 - 0 • 2 00 MEMPHIS, TENN. K I N G S B U RY H S

JIMMY ROBINSON

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F R E S H M A N - HS 6 -1 • 28 0 MARKS, MISS. F A I R L E Y HS

DEREK SMITH

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F R E S H M A N - HS 6 -2 • 19 5 EVERGREEN, ALA. H I L L C R E S T HS

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PREP Played for coach Duron Sutton at Kingsbury High...Played quarterback, free safety and was a kick returner for his high school squad...Served as a team captain for two seasons...Completed 31 of 93 passes for 583 yards and nine touchdowns...Threw for a season-high 176 yards and tossed three touchdowns versus Haywood High... Also rushed for 81 yards in that game, and had a 36-yard TD run versus Haywood...Tossed four touchdown passes and rushed for a score versus Raleigh-Egypt High in the final game of the season...Registered 436 yards rushing and nine touchdowns on 37 carries as a senior...Rushed for multiple TDs versus Northside and Melrose...Named to the MIAA 4A-5A Team as a senior...Was a Shelby-Metro’s Most Wanted Football Recruit by the Commercial Appeal in 2008...Earned the team’s Leadership Award in 2008...Also named a Best of the Preps by the Commercial Appeal as a senior...Participated in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl All-Star game...Completed 31 of 70 passes for 532 yards and a touchdown as a junior...Also rushed for 428 yards and four scores on 49 carries...Helped squad to a 7-5 record and a second round showing in the playoffs in 2007...Was the MVP of the high school Jamboree in 2005...Also lettered in track at Kingsbury...Was a six-time 100m champion in 2007.

PREP Four-year starter for coach Rahnmann Slocum at Fairley High...Credited with 71 tackles and 15 sacks as a senior... Helped 2008 squad to a 9-3 record and an appearance in the playoffs...Selected as one of the Top 75 Tennessee prospects by TNVarsity.com...Selected to the MIAA 4A-5A Team as a senior...Named Commercial Appeal’s Defensive Player of the Week in October ‘08 for three sack effort in 19-18 win over Region 8-4A rival Melrose...Also tallied six tackles in Fairley’s first win over Melrose since 1999...Credited with three sacks versus White Station...Participated in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game... Helped red team to a 14-0 win over the Blue squad... Chosen by his all-star teammates for the Harris Jones Courage Award...Earned first-team defensive honors at the Steve Robertson Camp in Tupelo over the summer.

PREP Played for coach Maurice Belser at Hillcrest High...Worked at running back and cornerback...Was a team captain as a senior...Missed a majority of the 2008 season with an injury...Scored on a two-point conversion in a 21-20 win over Theodore...Registered 69 yards and a one-yard touchdown run versus Baldwin County...Logged 277 yards rushing in 2008 versus Hantley...Participated in the West versus East All-Star game...Rushed for 772 yards and 12 touchdowns on 88 carries in 2007...Had a long run of 82 yards versus Jackson...Rushed for multiple TDs in five games...Posted 200-plus yards rushing in consecutive games versus Jackson (17-220-2 TD) and Georgiana (14-204-2 TD)... Also caught five passes for 33 yards...Logged 36 tackles, one sack and four interceptions as a junior...Tallied three interceptions against Monroe County...Received the team’s 100-Percent Award and the Top Defensive Back award as a junior...Also played basketball for Hillcrest.

PERSONAL Randy Orlando Powell is the son of Vivian Thompson... Born July 19, 1990, in Memphis, Tenn.

TORENZO QUINN

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J U N I O R - TR 5 -11 • 190 RULEVILLE, MISS. RULEVILLE HS M I S S I S S I P P I D E LTA CC DEFENSIVE BACK

Signed with the Tigers in December 2008, and enrolled in classes at the University of Memphis in January...Worked out with the Tigers this past spring...Transferred from Mississippi Delta Community College. JUNIOR COLLEGE Played two seasons for coach Jay Miller at MDCC...Named to the MACJC All-State Football North first team in 2008... Totaled 34 tackles, four TFL, three interceptions and 17 pass breakups as a sophomore...Mississippi Delta ranked in the top five in the MACJC in passing defense and total defense in 2008...Only allowed one touchdown pass, and logged seven interceptions, one of which was returned for a score in two seasons at MDCC. PREP Prepped at Ruleville High for coach Errick Lakes...Logged a 24-yard touchdown run in a win over Coahoma County in 2005...Rushed for 48 yards on six carries in the game... Registered a touchdown and a two-point conversion in a win over Broad Street...Had touchdown runs of 80 yards and one yard in a win over Shaw...Logged 56 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries versus South Delta...Finished his senior year with 13 rushing touchdowns. PERSONAL Torenzo Quinn is the son of George Quinn and Bernice Quinn...Born December 3, 1986, in Grenada, Miss.

PERSONAL Jimmy Robinson is the son of Marshil Franklin and Jimmy Franklin...Born March 5, 1990, in Clarksdale, Miss.

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MOHAMMED SEISAY F R E S H M A N - HS 6 -2 • 20 0 SPRINGFIELD, VA. W. S P R I N G F I E L D HS F O R K U N I O N M I L I TA RY

JUSTIN THOMPSON

DEFENSIVE BACK

PREP Played for coach John Shuman at Fork Union Military Academy...Helped squad to a 6-4 record in 2008...Totaled 45 tackles and eight pass breakups...Returned a blocked PAT 95 yards in a 33-29 win over North Carolina Tech... Also logged an interception in the endzone in that contest... Played for coach Bill Renner at West Springfield High... Helped his 2007 squad to a 10-3 record and a playoff berth for the school for the first time in 14 years...Totaled 35 tackles, four interceptions, 10 pass breakups and a forced fumble in 2007...Registered an interception versus Edison HS and against West Potomac...Credited with a touchdown-saving tackle in an upset win over Robinson... Logged nine tackles and two forced fumbles versus Lake Bradock...Named first-team all-district in 2007...Registered a school-record three interceptions in a win over Hayfield in 2006...Named first-team all-district and second-team all-region...Ran the anchor leg of the 4x100 relay and broke school record with a time of 43.96. PERSONAL Mohammed Seisay is the son of Ibrahim Seisay and Fatima Seisay...Born May 22, 1990, in Alexandria, Va.

JEREMY SINGLER

PERSONAL Derek Cordell Smith is the son of Carl and Sandra Smith... Born January 30, 1991, in Monroeville, Ala.

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F R E S H M A N - HS 6-1 • 16 5 MEMPHIS, TENN. C H R I S T I A N B R O T H E R S HS

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JUNIOR - TR 6-4 • 2 9 0 INGLEWOOD, CALIF. W E S T C H E S T E R HS EL CAMINO COLLEGE DEFENSIVE LINE

Joined the Tigers in January, and enrolled in school for the spring semester...Worked out with the Tiger defense during the spring 2009 practice session...Could challenge for a starting role in the front line this fall...Transferred from El Camino College...Played high school and junior college ball with fellow Tiger Greg Ray. JUNIOR COLLEGE Played two seasons for coach John Featherstone at El Camino College...Saw action in 10 games as a sophomore at El Camino in 2007...Tallied 40 tackles, including nine solo stops...Ranked eighth on the team in tackles... Also registered four sacks for minus 24 yards...Credited with 18 quarterback hurries and 12 TFL for losses of 39 yards...Credited with one safety and a blocked field goal... Earned first-team Mission Conference honors as voted unanimously by league coaches...Five-star junior college standout who was ranked third among the country’s top junior college prospects and the nation’s best defensive lineman according to Scout.com...As a freshman at El Camino, logged 36 tackles, eight TFL, four sacks, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries...Helped squad to a 12-2 record and a California Community College state championship...Signed with Oregon in February 2008.

Joined the Tigers for the spring 2009 practice session... Worked with the special teams unit in the spring as a deep snapper.

PREP Prepped at Westchester High under coach David Williams...Worked on the offensive and defensive lines... Recovered a blocked punt in the endzone in a win over Cathedral in 2005...Tallied 11 tackles and a sack as a senior at WHS...Named the team’s Offensive and Defensive Lineman of the Year his senior season...Also worked as a punter in high school...Earned second-team all-league honors as a junior...Logged eight tackles and two sacks in a win over Hamilton in 2004.

PREP Lettered three seasons for coach Kevin Locastro at Christian Brothers High School...Named to the United States Army Division II Preseason All-Academic Team in 2007.

PERSONAL Justin Emmanuel Thompson is the son of Robert and Japinta Hull-Thompson...Born January 18, 1988, in Los Angeles, Calif.

DEEP SNAPPER

PERSONAL Jeremy Singler is the son of Joe and Cory Singler...Born October 19, 1989, in Memphis, Tenn....Was a member of the Tiger 3.0 Club for the fall 2008 and spring 2009 semesters.


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2008 RESULTS MEMPHIS ............41-24, W at Wake Forest ..28-30, L Samford ...........34-10, W

S-6 ...................................... MEMPHIS S-19 ...........Southeastern Louisiana S-24 .....................at South Carolina O-3 ..............................at Vanderbilt O-10 ..................................Alabama O-17 .........................................UAB O-24 .................................Arkansas O-31 ................................ at Auburn N-7........................Northern Arizona N-14............................... Tennessee N-21.......................................... LSU N-28..................at Mississippi State

Head Coach

Houston Nutt Overall Record

120-74 (16 yrs) Record at OM

9-4 (1 yr)

Junior QB

Vanderbilt ...........17-23, L at Florida ..........31-30, W South Carolina ...24-31, L at Alabama.........20-24, L at Arkansas ......23-21, W

Auburn ............... 17-7, W La.-Monroe ........ 59-0, W at LSU ..............31-13, W Mississippi St. .... 45-0, W vs. Texas Tech .47-34, W

Jevan Snead 2008 Stats

2762 passing yds/26 TD

Sept. 12 • 6 pm • Murfreesboro, Tenn. • Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium Location: Murfreesboro, Tenn. Enrollment: 23,872 Founded: 1911 Conference: Sun Belt Nickname: Blue Raiders Colors: Royal Blue & White Stadium: Johnny “Red” Floyd Capacity: 30,788 Playing Surface: Sportexe PowerBlade Synthetic President: Dr. Sidney McPhee Athletics Director: Chris Massaro 2008 Record: 5-7 2008 Conf. Record: 3-4/5th Series Record: MT leads 13-7-1 Last Meeting: MT 21, UofM 7 (2007; Memphis)

Media Relations

Phone/Fax: 615-898-2450/5626 FB Contact: Mark Owens Home: 615-631-9520 Email: owens@goblueraiders.com Secondary Contact: Tony Stinnett Home: 615-631-9521 Email: stinnett@goblueraiders.com Press Box Phone: 615-898-2312

S-5 .................................at Clemson S-12 ................................. Memphis S-19 .............................. at Maryland S-26 ..........................at North Texas O-6 ....................................... at Troy O-17 .....................Mississippi State O-24 .................. Western Kentucky O-31 .................... at Florida Atlantic N-7............................................. FIU N-14................. Louisiana-Lafayette N-21........................ Arkansas State N-28................at Louisiana-Monroe

Head Coach

Rick Stockstill Overall Record

17-20 (3 yrs) Record at MT

17-20 (3 yrs)

Senior LB

2008 RESULTS Troy ....................17-31, L Maryland ..........24-14, W at Kentucky ........14-20, L

at Arkansas St. ..14-31, L Florida Atlantic .14-13, W at FIU .................21-31, L at Louisville ........23-42, L at Mississippi St. 22-31, L

La.-Monroe ......24-21, W at Western Ky. .21-10, W North Texas......52-13, W at La.-Lafayette..28-42, L

Danny Carmichael 2008 Stats

89 tackles/ 11.5 TFL

Sept. 19 • 7 pm • Memphis, Tenn. • Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Location: Martin, Tenn. Enrollment: 7,500 Founded: 1900 Conference: Ohio Valley Nickname: Skyhawks Colors: Navy Blue & Orange Stadium: Hardy M. Graham Capacity: 7,500 Playing Surface: FieldTurf Chancellor: Dr. Thomas Rakes Athletics Director: Phil Dane 2008 Record: 8-4 2008 Conf. Record: 6-2/T2nd Series Record: UofM leads 3-0 Last Meeting: UofM 6, UT Martin 0 (1932; Memphis)

Media Relations

Phone/Fax: 731-881-7632/7624 FB Contact: Joe Lofaro Cell: 731-514-2905 Email: jlofaro@utm.edu Secondary Contact: Matt Maxey Cell: 615-330-9890 Email: mmaxey@utm.edu Press Box Phone: 731-881-7694

S-3 .......................... Iowa Wesleyan S-12 ......................at Missouri State S-19 .............................at Memphis S-26 .................... SE Missouri State O-3 .................at Jacksonville State O-10 ......................Tennessee Tech O-17 ............... at Eastern Kentucky O-24 ........................... Murray State N-7....................at Tennessee State N-14..................... at Eastern Illinois N-21..............................Austin Peay

Head Coach

Jason Simpson Overall Record

21-14 (3 yrs) Record at UTM

21-14 (3 yrs)

Senior QB

2008 RESULTS at South Florida ...7-56, L Baker.................. 56-0, W Concordia ........87-21, W

at Austin Peay..31-17, W at Murray State 63-38, W Tennessee St. ....27-30, L Eastern Illinois .29-26, W at Tenn. Tech ..... 35-7, W

Jacksonville St. 31-30, W at Auburn............20-37, L at SE Mo. St.....31-21, W Eastern Ky. ........31-33, L

Cade Thompson 2008 Stats

2,680 passing yds/24 TD

Sept. 26 • 7 pm • Memphis, Tenn. • Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Location: Huntington, W.Va. Enrollment: 13,814 Founded: 1837 Conference: Conference USA Nickname: Thundering Herd Colors: Green & White Stadium: Joan C. Edwards Capacity: 38,019 Playing Surface: FieldTurf President: Dr. Stephen J. Kopp Athletics Director: Bob Marcum 2008 Record: 4-8 2008 Conf. Record: 3-5/T4th-East Series Record: Tied 2-2 Last Meeting: MU 17, UofM 16 (2008; Huntington)

Media Relations

Phone/Fax: 304-696-4660/2325 FB Contact: Randy Burnside Cell: 304-208-0498 Email: burnsid2@marshall.edu Secondary Contact: Bob Pristash Cell: 610-393-9974 Email: pristash1@marshall.edu Press Box Phone: 304-696-6666

S-5 ......................... Southern Illinois S-12 ........................ at Virginia Tech S-19 ......................... Bowling Green S-26 .............................at Memphis O-3 ............................ East Carolina O-10 ................................. at Tulane O-17 .......................at West Virginia O-24 .........................................UAB N-1........................................at UCF N-14..........................Southern Miss N-21.........................................SMU N-28................................... at UTEP

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Media Relations

Phone/Fax: 662-915-7522/7006 FB Contact: Langston Rogers Cell: 662-816-2634 Email: lrogers@olemiss.edu Secondary Contact: Daniel Snowden Cell: 662-816-7511 Email: desnowde@olemiss.edu Press Box Phone: 662-236-1931

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Sept. 6 • 2:30 pm • Memphis, Tenn. • Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Location: Oxford, Miss. Enrollment: 17,601 Founded: 1848 Conference: Southeastern Nickname: Rebels Colors: Cardinal Red & Navy Blue Stadium: Vaught-Hemingway Capacity: 60,580 Playing Surface: AstroPlay Chancellor: Dr. Dan Jones Athletics Director: Pete Boone 2008 Record: 9-4 2008 Conf. Record: 5-3/2nd-West Series Record: OM leads 46-10-2 Last Meeting: OM 41, UofM 24 (2008; Oxford)

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Mark Snyder Overall Record

16-31 (4 yrs) Record at MU

16-31 (4 yrs)

Senior TE

2008 RESULTS Illinois St. ..........35-10, W at Wisconsin ......14-51, L Memphis .........17-16, W

at Southern Miss 34-27, W at West Virginia....3-27, L Cincinnati ...........10-33, L at UAB................21-23, L Houston............37-23, W

at E. Carolina .(ot) 16-19, L UCF....................14-30, L at Rice ................10-35, L Tulsa...................35-38, L

Cody Slate 2008 Stats

40 catches/ 510 yards/ 8 TD


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Head Coach

George O’Leary Overall Record

78-69 (12 yrs) Record at UCF

26-36 (5 yrs)

Senior DE

2008 RESULTS S.C. State........... 17-0, W South Florida(ot) 24-31, L at Boston College 7-34, L

at UTEP .............13-58, L SMU .................31-17, W at Miami, Fla. .....14-20, L at Tulsa ..............19-49, L E. Carolina .. (ot) 10-13, L

Southern Miss......6-17, L at Marshall .......30-14, W at Memphis .....28-21, W UAB......................0-15, L

Bruce Miller 2008 Stats

52 tackles/ 17 TFL/ 7 sacks

Oct. 10 • 7 pm • Memphis, Tenn. • Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Location: El Paso, Texas Enrollment: 20,000 Founded: 1914 Conference: Conference USA Nickname: Miners Colors: Dark Blue, Orange & Silver Stadium: Sun Bowl Capacity: 51,500 Playing Surface: AstroPlay President: Dr. Diana Natalicio Athletics Director: Bob Stull 2008 Record: 5-7 2008 Conf. Record: 4-4/4th-West Series Record: UofM leads 2-0 Last Meeting: UofM 38, UTEP 19 (2006; El Paso)

Media Relations

Phone/Fax: 915-747-6652/5444 FB Contact: Jeff Darby Cell: 915-204-0642 Email: jdarby@utep.edu Secondary Contact: Mark Brunner Cell: 915-472-6038 Email: mbrunner@utep.edu Press Box Phone: 915-747-5154

S-5 ........................................Buffalo S-12 .....................................Kansas S-19 ................at New Mexico State S-26 ....................................at Texas O-3 .................................... Houston O-10 ............................at Memphis O-21 ....................................... Tulsa O-31 .........................................UAB N-7.................................... at Tulane N-14.....................................at SMU N-21......................................at Rice N-28................................... Marshall

Head Coach

Mike Price Overall Record

159-152 (27 yrs) Record at UTEP

30-30 (5 yrs)

Junior QB

2008 RESULTS at Buffalo ............17-42, L Texas..................13-42, L New Mexico St. .33-34, L

UCF..................58-13, W at S. Miss ...(2ot) 40-37, W Tulane ..............24-21, W at Tulsa ..............35-77, L Rice ....................44-49, L

at La.-Lafayette...37-24, W SMU .................36-10, W at Houston .........47-56, L at E. Carolina .....21-53, L

Trevor Vittatoe 2008 Stats

3274 yds passing/ 33 TD

Oct. 17 • TBA • Hattiesburg, Miss. • M.M. Roberts Stadium Location: Hattiesburg, Miss. Enrollment: 15,000 Founded: 1910 Conference: Conference USA Nickname: Golden Eagles Colors: Black & Gold Stadium: M.M. Roberts Capacity: 36,000 Playing Surface: Momentum Turf President: Dr. Martha D. Saunders Athletics Director: Richard Giannini 2008 Record: 7-6 2008 Conf. Record: 4-4/T2nd-East Series Record: USM leads 37-21-1 Last Meeting: UofM 36, USM 30 (2008; Memphis)

Media Relations

Phone/Fax: 601-266-4503/4507 FB Contact: Jack Duggan Cell: 985-414-1118 Email: jack.duggan@usm.edu Secondary Contact: Jason Kirksey Cell: 251-370-8258 Email: jason.kirksey@usm.edu Press Box Phone: 601-266-5523

2008 RESULTS La.-Lafayette....51-21, W at Auburn............13-27, L at Arkansas St. 27-24, W

S-5 ............................... Alcorn State S-12 ..........................................UCF S-19 ..................................... Virginia S-26 .................................at Kansas O-1 .......................................at UAB O-10 ............................. at Louisville O-17 ................................ Memphis O-24 ..................................... Tulane O-31 .............................. at Houston N-14............................... at Marshall N-21........................................ Tulsa N-28....................... at East Carolina

Head Coach

Larry Fedora Overall Record

7-6 (1 yr) Record at USM

7-6 (1 yr)

Senior RB

Marshall .............27-34, L UTEP ........ (2ot) 37-40, L Boise St................7-24, L at Rice ................40-45, L at Memphis ...... 30-36, L

UAB..................70-14, W at UCF................ 17-6, W E. Carolina ......... 21-3, W at SMU .............28-12, W vs. Troy...... (ot) 30-27, W

Damion Fletcher 2008 Stats

219 carries/ 1313 yds rushing/10 TD

Oct. 27 • 7 pm • Memphis, Tenn. • Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Location: Greenville, N.C. Enrollment: 25,990 Founded: 1907 Conference: Conference USA Nickname: Pirates Colors: Purple & Gold Stadium: Dowdy-Ficklen Capacity: 43,000 Playing Surface: Natural Grass Chancellor: Dr. Steve Ballard Athletics Director: Terry Holland 2008 Record: 9-5 2008 Conf. Record: 6-2/1st-East Series Record: ECU leads 11-6 Last Meeting: ECU 30, UofM 10 (2008; Greenville)

Media Relations

Phone/Fax: 252-737-1274/4528 FB Contact: Tom McClellan Cell: 252-414-0990 Email: mcclellant@ecu.edu Secondary Contact: Malcolm Gray Cell: 252-414-2021 Email: graym@ecu.edu Press Box Phone: 252-737-4697

2008 RESULTS vs. Virginia Tech .27-22, W West Virginia...... 24-3, W at Tulane ..........28-24, W

S-5 ..................... Appalachian State S-12 ........................at West Virginia S-19 ......................at North Carolina S-26 ..........................................UCF O-3 ................................ at Marshall O-10 ....................................at SMU O-17 .........................................Rice O-27 ............................at Memphis N-5.............................. Virginia Tech N-15.................................... at Tulsa N-21..........................................UAB N-28..........................Southern Miss

at N.C. State ..(ot) 24-30, L Houston..............24-41, L at Virginia ...........20-35, L Memphis .........30-10, W at UCF....... (ot) 13-10, W Marshall .... (ot) 19-16, W

at Southern Miss .3-21, L at UAB..............17-13, W UTEP ...............53-21, W at Tulsa ............27-24, W vs. Kentucky ......19-25, L

Head Coach

Skip Holtz Overall Record

63-45 (9 yrs) Record at ECU

29-22 (4 yrs)

Senior DL

C.J. Wilson 2008 Stats

70 tackles/ 18.5 TFL/ 10.5 sacks

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S-5 ..................................... Samford S-12 ......................at Southern Miss S-19 ......................................Buffalo S-26 ....................... at East Carolina O-3 .................................. Memphis O-17 .............................. Miami, Fla. O-24 .....................................at Rice N-1..................................... Marshall N-7......................................at Texas N-14................................... Houston N-21...................................... Tulane N-28......................................at UAB

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Phone/Fax: 407-823-0994/5266 FB Contact: Leigh Torbin Cell: 407-325-5703 Email: ltorbin@athletics.ucf.edu Secondary Contact: Joe Hornstein Cell: 407-406-0855 Email: joehorn@athletics.ucf.edu Press Box Phone: 407-882-0386

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Oct. 3 • TBA • Orlando, Fla. • Bright House Networks Stadium Location: Orlando, Fla. Enrollment: 50,254 Founded: 1963 Conference: Conference USA Nickname: Knights Colors: Black & Gold Stadium: Bright House Networks Capacity: 45,000 Playing Surface: 419 Bermuda Grass President: Dr. John C. Hitt Athletics Director: Keith Tribble 2008 Record: 4-8 2008 Conf. Record: 3-5/T4th-East Series Record: UCF leads 4-1 Last Meeting: UCF 28, UofM 21 (2008; Memphis)

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UAB

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Head Coach

Lane Kiffin Overall Record

1st yr in 2009 Record at UT

1st yr in 2009

Junior SS

2008 RESULTS at UCLA....... (ot) 24-27, L UAB.................... 35-3, W Florida ..................6-30, L

at Auburn............12-14, L Northern Illinois.. 13-9, W at Georgia ..........14-26, L Mississippi St. .... 34-3, W Alabama...............9-29, L

at S. Carolina .......6-27, L Wyoming ..............7-13, L Vanderbilt .........20-10, W Kentucky ..........28-10, W

Eric Berry 2008 Stats

72 tackles/ 13 PBU/ 8.5 TFL

Nov. 14 • 1 pm • Memphis, Tenn. • Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Location: Birmingham, Ala. Enrollment: 16,246 Founded: 1969 Conference: Conference USA Nickname: Blazers Colors: Forest Green & Old Gold Stadium: Legion Field Capacity: 72,000 Playing Surface: SureTurf President: Dr. Carol Z. Garrison Athletics Director: Brian Mackin 2008 Record: 4-8 2008 Conf. Record: 3-5/T4th-East Series Record: UAB leads 7-4 Last Meeting: UofM 33, UAB 30 (2008; Birmingham)

Media Relations

Phone/Fax: 205-934-0722/7505 FB Contact: Norm Reilly Cell: 205-936-1793 Email: nreilly@uab.edu Secondary Contact: Aaron Jordan Cell: 205-410-3134 Email: jordana@uab.edu Press Box Phone: 205-326-3814

S-5 ............................................Rice S-12 .........................................SMU S-19 ...................................... at Troy S-26 ...........................at Texas A&M O-1 ...........................Southern Miss O-17 ..............................at Ole Miss O-24 .............................. at Marshall O-31 .................................. at UTEP N-7........................... Florida Atlantic N-14.............................at Memphis N-21....................... at East Carolina N-27..........................................UCF

Head Coach

Neil Callaway Overall Record

6-18 (2 yrs) Record at UAB

6-18 (2 yrs)

Senior QB

2008 RESULTS Tulsa...................22-45, L at Fla. Atlantic ....34-49, L at Tennessee .......3-35, L

Alabama St. .....45-10, W at S. Carolina .....13-26, L Memphis .......... 30-33, L at Houston .........20-45, L Marshall ...........23-21, W

at Southern Miss14-70, L at Tulane ..........41-24, W E. Carolina .........13-17, L at UCF................ 15-0, W

Joe Webb 2008 Stats

2367 yds passing/1021 yds rushing

Nov. 21 • TBA • Houston, Texas • Robertson Stadium Location: Houston, Texas Enrollment: 34,663 Founded: 1927 Conference: Conference USA Nickname: Cougars Colors: Scarlet & White with Navy Trim Stadium: Robertson Capacity: 32,000 Playing Surface: Natural Grass President: Dr. Renu Khator Athletics Director: Mack Rhoades 2008 Record: 8-5 2008 Conf. Record: 6-2/3rd-West Series Record: UH leads 10-9 Last Meeting: UH 23, UofM 20 (ot) (2006; Memphis)

Media Relations

Phone/Fax: 713-743-9404/9411 FB Contact: Chris Burkhalter Cell: 713-775-1542 Email: cburkha@central.uh.edu Secondary Contact: Jeff Conrad Cell: 713-557-3841 Email: jaconrad@central.uh.edu Press Box Phone: 713-743-0550

S-5 ....................Northwestern State S-12 ...................at Oklahoma State S-26 ...............................Texas Tech O-3 .................................... at UTEP O-10 .................at Mississippi State O-17 ................................. at Tulane O-24 ........................................SMU O-31 .........................Southern Miss N-7...................................... at Tulsa N-14......................................at UCF N-21................................. Memphis N-28..........................................Rice

Head Coach

Kevin Sumlin Overall Record

8-5 (1 yr) Record at UH

8-5 (1 yr)

Junior QB

2008 RESULTS Southern ............ 55-3, W at Oklahoma St..37-56, L Air Force ............28-31, L

at Colorado St....25-28, L at E. Carolina ...41-24, W UAB..................45-20, W at SMU .............44-38, W at Marshall .........23-37, L

Tulane ..............42-12, W Tulsa.................70-30, W UTEP ...............56-47, W at Rice ................42-56, L vs. Air Force .....34-28, W

Case Keenum 2008 Stats

5020 yds passing/ 44 TD

Nov. 27 • 2:30 pm • Tulsa, Okla. • H.A. Chapman Stadium Location: Tulsa, Okla. Enrollment: 4,100 Founded: 1894 Conference: Conference USA Nickname: Golden Hurricane Colors: Old Gold, Royal Blue & Crimson Stadium: H.A. Chapman Capacity: 30,000 Playing Surface: FieldTurf President: Dr. Steadman Upham Athletics Director: Lawrence (Bubba) Cunningham 2008 Record: 11-3 2008 Conf. Record: 7-1/T1st-West Series Record: UofM leads 14-8 Last Meeting: TLS 35, UofM 14 (2006; Memphis)

Media Relations

Phone/Fax: 918-631-3200/3913 FB Contact: Don Tomkalski Cell: 918-640-0683 Email: donald-tomkalski@utulsa.edu Secondary Contact: Eric Hollier Cell: 225-978-4590 Email: eric-hollier@utulsa.edu Press Box Phone: 918-631-2492

2008 RESULTS at UAB..............45-22, W at North Texas..56-26, W New Mexico .....56-14, W

S-4 .................................... at Tulane S-12 ......................... at New Mexico S-19 ............................ at Oklahoma S-26 ................. Sam Houston State O-3 .......................................at Rice O-14 ............................. Boise State O-21 .................................. at UTEP O-31 ........................................SMU N-7..................................... Houston N-15........................... East Carolina N-21......................at Southern Miss N-27................................. Memphis

Central Ark. ......62-34, W Rice ..................63-28, W at SMU .............37-31, W UTEP ...............77-35, W UCF.................. 49-19, W at Arkansas ........23-30, L

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S-5 ..................... Western Kentucky S-12 ........................................UCLA S-19 ..................................at Florida S-26 ......................................... Ohio O-3 ...................................... Auburn O-10 ................................... Georgia O-24 ..............................at Alabama O-31 ........................South Carolina N-7................................... Memphis N-14...............................at Ole Miss N-21.................................Vanderbilt N-28.............................. at Kentucky

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Phone/Fax: 865-974-1212/1269 FB Contact: Bud Ford Cell: 865-567-6287 Email: bford@tennessee.edu Secondary Contact: John Painter Cell: 865-414-1143 Email: jpainter@tennessee.edu Press Box Phone: 865-974-2937

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Nov. 7 • TBA • Knoxville, Tenn. • Neyland Stadium Location: Knoxville, Tenn. Enrollment: 27,739 Founded: 1794 Conference: Southeastern Nickname: Volunteers Colors: Orange & White Stadium: Neyland Capacity: 100,011 Playing Surface: Natural Grass President: Dr. Jan Simek (acting) Athletics Director: Mike Hamilton 2008 Record: 5-7 2008 Conf. Record: 3-5/5th-East Series Record: UT leads 20-1 Last Meeting: UT 41, UofM 7 (2006; Memphis)

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Head Coach

Todd Graham Overall Record

28-13 (3 yrs) Record at TLS

21-7 (2 yrs)

Senior SAF

James Lockett 2008 Stats

82 tackles/ 16.5 TFL/ 8.5 sacks


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TIGERS VERSUS 2009 OPPONENTS

EAST CAROLINA

MARSHALL

(W-6, L-11, T-0)

(W-2, L-2, T-0) SCORE 17-24 13-20 42-7 34-7 6-30 17-31 10-20 10-32 31-34 17-10 11-32 41-24 38-35 27-24 20-35 40-56 10-30

HOUSTON YEAR SITE SCORE 1963 Memphis 29-6 1966 Houston 14-13 1967 Houston 18-35 1968 Memphis 7-27 1971 Memphis 7-35 1973 Houston 21-35 1974 Houston 10-13 1975 Memphis 14-7 1978 Memphis 17-3 1996 Houston 20-37 1997 Memphis 24-3 1998 Houston 14-35 2000 Memphis 30-33 (3ot) 2001 Houston 52-33 2002 Memphis 21-26 2003 Houston 45-14 2004 Memphis 41-14 2005 Houston 35-20 2006 Memphis 20-23 (ot) UM Record in Memphis: 5-5-0 UM Record in Houston: 4-5-0 West vs Houston: 4-2-0 Tomlin vs UM: 0-0-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 3 (2003-05) Longest Houston Win Streak: 5 (1967-74)

Memphis wins in BOLD

MIDDLE TENNESSEE (W-7, L-13, T-1) YEAR SITE 1925 Murfreesboro 1926 Memphis 1927 Murfreesboro 1928 Memphis 1931 Murfreesboro 1932 Memphis 1933 Murfreesboro 1934 Memphis 1935 Murfreesboro 1936 Memphis 1937 Murfreesboro 1938 Memphis 1939 Murfreesboro 1940 Memphis 1941 Murfreesboro 1942 Memphis 1947 Murfreesboro 1948 Memphis 1953 Murfreesboro 1954 Memphis 2007 Memphis UM Record in Memphis: 5-5-1 UM Record in Murfreesboro: 2-8-0 West vs. MTSU: 0-1-0 Stockstill vs. UM: 1-0-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 3 (1938-40) Longest MTSU Win Streak: 3 (3 times)

SCORE 7-57 0-27 7-47 13-13 0-15 0-6 20-6 18-0 0-35 0-19 6-20 25-7 25-6 14-7 12-13 13-21 0-20 13-0 20-26 27-7 7-21

MISSISSIPPI

SOUTHERN MISS

(W-10, L-46, T-2) YEAR 1921 1934 1935 1939 1940 1942 1949 1950

SITE Oxford Oxford Oxford Oxford Oxford Oxford Memphis Memphis

SCORE 0-82 0-44 0-92 7-46 7-38 0-48 7-40 7-39

(W-21, L-37, T-1) YEAR 1935 1936 1952 1953 1954

SITE Memphis Hattiesburg Hattiesburg Memphis Hattiesburg

SCORE 0-12 0-25 20-27 27-13 21-34

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(W-9, L-10, T-0)

YEAR SITE SCORE 2005 Memphis 26-3 2006 Huntington 27-41 2007 Memphis 24-21 2008 Huntington 16-17 UM Record in Memphis: 2-0-0 UM Record in Huntington: 0-2-0 West vs. Marshall: 3-2-0 Snyder vs. UM: 2-2-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 1 (2005, 2007) Longest Marshall Win Streak: 1 (2006, 2008)

OPPONENTS

YEAR SITE 1990 Memphis 1991 Greenville 1992 Memphis 1993 Greenville 1994 Memphis 1995 Greenville 1996 Memphis 1997 Greenville 1998 Memphis 2000 Memphis 2001 Greenville 2003 Memphis 2004 Greenville 2005 Memphis 2006 Greenville 2007 Memphis 2008 Greenville UM Record in Memphis: 4-5-0 UM Record in Greenville: 2-6-0 West vs ECU: 3-4-0 Holtz vs Memphis: 3-1-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 3 (2003-05) Longest ECU Win Streak: 5 (1994-98)

1951 Memphis 0-32 1952 Memphis 6-54 1954 Memphis 0-51 1955 Memphis 6-39 1956 Memphis 0-26 1958 Memphis 0-17 1959 Oxford 0-43 1960 Memphis 20-31 1962 Memphis 7-21 1963 Memphis 0-0 1964 Oxford 0-30 1965 Memphis 14-34 1966 Memphis 0-13 1967 Memphis 27-17 1968 Memphis 7-21 1969 Oxford 3-28 1970 Memphis 13-47 1971 Memphis 21-49 1972 Memphis 29-34 1973 Jackson 17-13 1974 Memphis 15-7 1976 Memphis 21-16 1977 Jackson 3-7 1978 Jackson 7-14 1979 Memphis 34-38 1980 Oxford 7-61 1981 Memphis 3-7 1982 Oxford 10-27 1983 Memphis 37-17 1984 Oxford 6-22 1985 Memphis 17-17 1986 Jackson 6-28 1987 Memphis 16-10 1988 Jackson 6-24 1989 Memphis 13-20 1990 Oxford 21-23 1991 Memphis 0-10 1992 Oxford 12-17 1993 Memphis 19-3 1994 Oxford 17-16 1995 Memphis 3-34 1998 Oxford 10-30 1999 Memphis 0-3 2002 Oxford 16-38 2003 Memphis 44-34 2004 Oxford 20-13 2005 Memphis 6-10 2006 Oxford 25-28 2007 Memphis 21-23 2008 Oxford 24-41 UM Record in Memphis: 7-24-2 UM Record in Oxford: 2-18-0 UM Record in Jackson: 1-4-0 West vs Mississippi: 2-6-0 Nutt vs UM: 2-0-0 Longest UM win streak: 3 (1973-76) Longest Mississippi win streak: 17 (1921-62)


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1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964

Memphis Hattiesburg Memphis Hattiesburg Memphis Hattiesburg Memphis Memphis Jackson Memphis Jackson 1965 Jackson 1966 Memphis 1967 Jackson 1968 Memphis 1969 Memphis 1970 Memphis 1971 Memphis 1972 Jackson 1973 Memphis 1974 Memphis 1975 Memphis 1976 Hattiesburg 1977 Memphis 1978 Memphis 1979 Hattiesburg 1981 Memphis 1982 Hattiesburg 1983 Memphis 1984 Hattiesburg 1985 Memphis 1986 Hattiesburg 1987 Memphis 1988 Hattiesburg 1989 Memphis 1990 Hattiesburg 1991 Memphis 1992 Hattiesburg 1993 Memphis 1994 Hattiesburg 1995 Memphis 1996 Hattiesburg 1997 Memphis 1998 Hattiesburg 1999 Memphis 2000 Hattiesburg 2001 Memphis 2002 Hattiesburg 2003 Hattiesburg 2004 Memphis 2005 Hattiesburg 2006 Memphis 2007 Hattiesburg 2008 Memphis UM Record in Memphis: 15-17-0 UM Record in Hattiesburg: 4-18-0 UM Record in Jackson: 2-2-1 West vs USM: 5-3-0 Fedora vs UM: 0-1-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 6 (1966-71)

14-34 0-27 6-14 22-24 21-6 7-6 21-7 8-6 28-7 14-20 18-20 16-21 6-0 24-8 29-7 37-7 33-0 27-12 14-14 10-13 0-6 7-21 12-14 42-14 10-13 0-22 0-10 13-34 20-27 23-13 7-14 9-14 14-17 27-34 7-31 7-23 17-12 21-23 20-9 3-20 9-17 0-16 18-42 3-45 5-20 3-24 22-17 14-33 6-23 30-26 24-22 21-42 29-26 36-30

Longest USM Win Streak: 7 (1994-00)

TENNESSEE (W-1, L-20, T-0) YEAR 1968 1969 1972 1974 1976

SITE Knoxville Memphis Memphis Knoxville Memphis

SCORE 17-24 16-55 7-38 6-34 14-21

1977 Knoxville 1981 Memphis 1982 Knoxville 1984 Knoxville 1985 Memphis 1986 Knoxville 1988 Memphis 1991 Knoxville 1992 Memphis 1994 Knoxville 1996 Memphis 1999 Knoxville 2000 Memphis 2001 Knoxville 2005 Knoxville 2006 Memphis UM Record in Memphis: 1-9-0 UM Record in Knoxville: 0-11-0 West vs UT: 0-3-0 Kiffin vs UM: 0-0-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 1 (1996) Longest UT Win Streak: 15 (1968-94)

14-27 9-28 3-29 9-41 7-17 3-33 25-38 24-52 21-26 13-24 21-17 16-17 17-19 28-49 16-20 7-41

TENNESSEE-MARTIN (W-0, L-0, T-0) FIRST MEETING West vs UT-Martin: 1-0-0 Simpson vs UM: 0-0-0 Longest UM Win Streak: N/A Longest UTM Win Streak: N/A **Note: UT-Martin was previously Hall-Moody, which was 2-0 over Memphis from 1924-25. The school then was referred to as Tennessee Junior College and Memphis won all four meetings from 1928-32. The school did not earn four-year college status until 1951 when it was called University of Tennessee Martin Branch.

TULSA (W-14, L-8, T-0) YEAR 1961 1963 1964 1965 1966 1968 1969 1970 1972 1973 1975 1976 1987 1988 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 2005 2006

SITE Tulsa Tulsa Tulsa Tulsa Memphis Tulsa Memphis Tulsa Memphis Memphis Tulsa Tulsa Tulsa Memphis Tulsa Memphis Tulsa Memphis Tulsa Memphis Tulsa Memphis

SCORE 48-12 28-15 7-19 28-32 6-0 32-6 42-24 12-27 49-21 28-16 16-14 14-16 14-0 26-20 22-10 28-33 30-25 19-23 42-18 10-7 31-37 (ot) 14-35

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UM Record in Memphis: 6-3-0 UM Record in Tulsa: 8-5-0 West vs Tulsa: 0-2-0 Graham vs UM: 0-0-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 3 (three times) Longest Tulsa Win Streak: 2 (1964-65; 2005-06)

UAB (W-4, L-7, T-0) YEAR SITE SCORE 1997 Memphis 28-7 1999 Birmingham 38-14 2000 Birmingham 9-13 2001 Memphis 14-17 2002 Birmingham 17-31 2003 Memphis 10-24 2004 Birmingham 28-35 2005 Memphis 20-37 2006 Birmingham 29-35 2007 Memphis 25-9 2008 Birmingham 33-30 UM Record in Memphis: 2-3-0 UM Record in Birmingham: 2-4-0 West vs UAB: 2-6-0 Callaway vs UM: 0-2-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 2 (1997-99; 2007-08) Longest UAB Win Streak: 7 (2000-06)

UCF (W-1, L-4, T-0) YEAR SITE 1990 Memphis 2005 Orlando 2006 Memphis 2007 Orlando 2008 Memphis UM Record in Memphis: 1-2-0 UM Record in Orlando: 0-2-0 West vs UCF: 0-4-0 O’Leary vs UM: 4-0-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 1 (1990) Longest UCF Win Streak: 4 (2005-08)

SCORE 37-28 17-38 24-26 20-56 21-28

UTEP (W-2, L-0, T-0) YEAR SITE 2005 Memphis 2006 El Paso UM Record in Memphis: 1-0-0 UM Record in El Paso: 1-0-0 West vs. UTEP: 3-0-0 Price vs. UM: 0-2-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 2 (2005-06) Longest UTEP Win Streak: N/A

SCORE 27-20 38-19


2008 Game Recaps ...............................80-92 2008 Statistics .................................... 93-97 Participation Chart ................................... 98 Key Departures From 2008 ................... 99-102


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GAME NO. 1 - AT OLE MISS

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MEMPHIS OLE MISS Oxford, Miss. August 30, 2008

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OXFORD, Miss. — Football coaches around the nation preach that turnovers are the deciding factors between winning and losing games. In early season games — especially season openers — coaches realize their squads will make mistakes. However, their hope is the mistakes will not prove costly. That was not the case for Memphis head coach Tommy West and his Tigers for a second-straight season opener versus the Rebels. After five turnovers gave Ole Miss a 23-21 win in the 2007 opener, the Rebels turned the 2008 game’s only two turnovers into six points just before halftime to break open a tight game en route to a 41-24 victory. The six points off the two turnovers didn’t seem devastating on the stat sheet, but they were on the field, as the two miscues took the air out of the Tigers’ sails before the intermission. Down 21-7 with over eight minutes remaining in the second quarter, Memphis put together an impressive drive that had the Tigers on the doorstep of cutting the Rebel lead in half. The Tigers started on their own 29 and moved the ball to the Ole Miss 25, where they faced a 4th-and-1. West decided to go for the first down, and Memphis got it on a Will Hudgens’ four-yard run. With a 1st-and-10 at the Rebel 21, Memphis had all the momentum. However, on the next play, Hudgens’ pass to the end zone was intercepted and returned to the Ole Miss 33 by Kendrick Lewis. Eight plays later, Rebel kicker Joshua Shene booted a 26-yard field goal through the uprights for a 24-7 Ole Miss lead with only 1:59 left in the first half. The Tigers began the ensuing possession on their own 24 and hoped to regain some momentum heading

MEMPHIS RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Steele 15 83 0 25 5.5 Hall 7 38 0 12 5.4 Jones, C. 8 35 0 8 4.4 Hudgens 9 27 1 6 3.0 Black 1 5 0 5 5.0 Totals 40 188 1 25 4.7 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Hall 15-27-1 159 0 42 0 Hudgens 8-15-1 102 2 43 1 TEAM 0-1-0 0 0 0 0 Black 1-1-0 4 0 4 0 Totals 24-44-2 265 2 43 1 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Singleton 6 89 0 42 Williams 6 36 1 12 Calhoun 4 43 0 23 Jones, M. 3 61 1 43 Robinzine 2 22 0 17 Black 1 8 0 8 Hall 1 4 0 4 Russell 1 2 0 2 Totals 24 265 2 43 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Hudgens 2 79 39.5 41 1 Sutherland 1 36 36.0 36 0 Totals 3 115 38.3 41 1 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Williams 1 4 0 4 Totals 1 4 0 4 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Grandberry 4 81 0 25 Williams 3 46 0 16 Totals 7 127 0 25 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Totals 0 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: Patterson 8 (3-5), Starr 7 (1-6), Jackson 6 (3-3) Sacks: Jackson 0.5-1, Mills 0.5-1

into halftime. However, on the drive’s third play, the turnover bug bit Memphis again. This time, the Rebels’ Dustin Mouzon — who returned an interception 99 yards for a touchdown in last year’s game — picked off an Arkelon Hall offering at the Memphis 35 yard line with 1:37 left. Four plays later, Shene blasted a 47-yard field goal for a commanding 27-7 advantage. Memphis put together a fiveplay, 37-yard drive just before the first half buzzer that ended with a Matt Reagan 39-yard field goal. The Rebels, however, had a 27-10 halftime lead and the momentum. Ole Miss also dominated the first half in terms of total yardage with a 292-188 advantage. After the intermission, Memphis received the opening kick-off and hoped to get back in the contest. But, penalty miscues halted the Tigers’ second-half opening drive, and Memphis punted the ball to the Rebels. On the next drive, Ole Miss put the contest out of reach with a nine-play, 54-yard scoring drive that ended with a Jevan Snead-to-Shay Hodge 15-yard touchdown strike for a 34-10 lead. The Tigers, though, did not fold and scored two touchdowns in the final quarter, but the Rebels took the win. The play in the first quarter made it seem as if fans were in for an enjoyable back-and-forth contest. Ole Miss struck first when Snead and Hodge connected on a 64yard scoring play for a 7-0 Rebel lead. Memphis answered on the next drive when Hudgens hit Earnest Williams from three yards out to tie the score at 7-all. Ole Miss then responded on its next possession when Dexter McCluster hit paydirt from 32 yards out for a 14-7 Rebel lead. The second quarter, though, proved to be the turning

OLE MISS RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Bolden 8 76 1 36 9.5 McCluster 6 64 1 32 10.7 Eason 10 32 0 7 3.2 Davis, E. 6 24 1 12 4.0 Davis, D. 3 17 0 9 5.7 Thomas 2 5 0 4 2.5 Snead 1 -2 0 — -2.0 Totals 36 216 3 36 6.0 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Snead 10-22-0 185 2 64 1 Bolden 1-1-0 37 0 37 0 Totals 11-23-0 222 2 64 1 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg McCluster 4 61 0 28 Hodge 2 79 2 64 Cook 2 26 0 16 Snead 1 37 0 37 Harris 1 16 0 16 Hartmann 1 3 0 3 Totals 11 222 2 64 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Park 3 119 39.7 47 0 Totals 3 119 39.7 47 0 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Totals 0 0 0 0 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Bolden 3 53 0 28 Totals 3 53 0 28 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Lewis 1 33 0 33 Mouzon 1 1 0 1 Totals 2 34 0 33 Tackle Leaders: Sanford 13 (11-2), Brumfield 9 (5-4), Lewis 7 (4-3) Sacks: Cornell 1.0-1

point with the Rebels outscoring Memphis 13-3 to take control of the contest with a 27-10 advantage. Hudgens, who returned for his final season at Memphis after being selected in this past summer’s MLB Amateur Draft, accounted for all three Tiger touchdowns (2 TD passes, 1 rushing TD). He was 8-of-15 passing for 102 yards, and also rushed the ball nine times for 26 yards. Transfer quarterback Arkelon Hall made his first start in a Tiger uniform and was 15-of-27 passing for 159 yards. Hall also gained 38 rushing yards on seven carries. Carlos Singleton and Williams each had six receptions to lead the Tiger receiving corps. Singleton led all receivers in the game with 89 yards. Curtis Steele led the Memphis ground attack with a game-high 83 yards on 15 carries. Brandon Patterson (8 hits) and Alton Starr (7 hits) led the Tiger defense. Snead, who made his Ole Miss debut, passed for 185 yards and two scores. Brandon Bolden led the Rebel rushing game with 76 yards and one touchdown. Jamarca Sanford paced the Ole Miss defense with 13 total tackles.

SCORING SUMMARY

Memphis 7 3 0 14 — Ole Miss 14 13 7 7 — Attendance: 56,127; Weather: Clear and sunny, 85 o

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UM-OM Drive Chart (Plays/Yds/TOP) First Quarter 8:20 OM 3:07

UM

0:56

OM

Hodge 64 pass from Snead 0-7 (Shene kick) 7/97/3:07 Williams 3 pass from Hudgens 7-7 (Reagan kick) 9/77/5:07 McCluster 32 run 7-14 (Shene kick) 5/60/2:11

Second Quarter 8:42 OM E. Davis 1 run (Shene kick) 1:59 OM Shene 26 FG 0:48

OM

Shene 47 FG

0:00

UM

Reagan 39 FG

Third Quarter 8:13 OM Fourth Quarter 14:51 UM 9:12

OM

3:28

UM

Hodge 15 pass from Snead (Shene kick)

7-21 10/80/5:07 7-24 6/58/2:14 7-27 4/4/0:49 10-27 5/37/0:48 10-34 9/54/3:43

M. Jones 43 pass from Hudgens 17-34 (Reagan kick) 5/65/1:40 Bolden 10 run 17-41 (Shene kick) 5/66/2:19 Hudgens 1 run 24-41 (Shene kick) 13/78/5:44

FINAL TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Rushes-Yds Passing Yds Comp.-Att.-Int. Total Plays-Yds Avg./Play Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yds Punts-Avg. Punt Returns KO Returns Interceptions Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Sacks By

UM 28 13 11 4 40-188 265 24-44-2 84-453 5.4 0-0 8-50 3-38.3 1-4 7-127 0-0 33:40 8-16 2-4 1-2

OM 19 10 9 0 36-216 222 11-23-0 59-438 7.4 0-0 4-45 3-39.7 0-0 3-53 2-34 26:20 7-12 0-0 1-1


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GAME NO. 2 - VS. RICE

RICE MEMPHIS Memphis, Tenn. September 6, 2008

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MEMPHIS RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Steele 12 44 0 11 3.7 Hall 9 36 0 19 4.0 Hudgens 4 26 0 20 6.5 Jones, C. 7 22 2 15 3.1 Williams 2 9 0 6 4.5 Washington 2 9 0 9 4.5 Hall 1 4 0 4 4.0 Totals 37 150 2 20 4.1 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Hall 29-38-2 373 3 45 1 Hudgens 0-1-0 0 0 0 0 Totals 29-39-2 373 3 45 1 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Jones, M. 9 173 2 45 Black 7 49 0 24 Singleton 5 44 0 13 Calhoun 3 46 0 32 Russell 2 19 0 10 Steele 1 19 0 19 Robinzine 1 13 0 13 Williams 1 10 1 10 Totals 29 373 3 45 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Sutherland 4 165 41.2 56 1 Hudgens 1 60 60.0 60 0 Totals 5 225 45.0 60 1 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Totals 0 0 0 0 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Grandberry 7 121 0 27 Phelps 1 6 0 6 Totals 8 127 0 27 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Patterson 1 16 0 16 Grandberry 1 0 0 0 Totals 2 16 0 16 Tackle Leaders: Grandberry 9 (8-1), Patterson 8 (5-3), McDonald 5 (4-1), Starr 5 (3-2) Sacks: Lawson 1.0-14

SCORING SUMMARY

Rice 3 0 10 Memphis 0 14 7 Attendance: 28,351; Weather: Clear, 77 o First Quarter 10:55 RU

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UM

Fourth Quarter 14:14 UM 10:48

RU

8:33

UM

6:28

RU

1:15

RU

0:11

RU

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RU-UM Drive Chart (Plays/Yds/TOP)

Fangmeier 24 FG

Second Quarter 9:54 UM M. Jones 45 pass from Hall (Reagan kick) 2:44 UM Williams 10 pass from Hall (Reagan kick) Third Quarter 11:27 RU Casey 7 run (Fangmeier kick) 5:29 RU Fangmeier 36 FG 3:11

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C. Jones 15 run (Reagan kick) C. Jones 1 run (Reagan kick) Clement 8 run (Fangmeier kick) M. Jones 39 pass from Hall (Reagan kick) Dillard 5 pass from Clement (Fangmeier kick) Clement 9 run (Casey pass from Clement) Jammer 69 interception return (Fangmeier kick)

FINAL TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Rushes-Yds Passing Yds Comp.-Att.-Int. Total Plays-Yds Avg./Play Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yds Punts-Avg. Punt Returns KO Returns Interceptions Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Sacks By

RU 24 9 14 1 27-112 318 26-44-2 71-430 6.1 2-0 3-20 4-35.0 2-9 6-129 2-79 25:21 6-12 0-0 1-7

3-0 7/29/2:42 3-7 7/74/3:26 3-14 9/32/5:13 10-14 10/77/3:27 13-14 11/60/3:25 13-21 5/65/2:12 13-28 9/70/3:40 20-28 9/71/3:19 20-35 6/69/2:09 27-35 5/69/1:58 35-35 7/94/1:43 42-35

UM 22 8 14 0 37-150 373 29-39-2 76-523 6.9 1-0 6-48 5-45.0 0-0 8-127 2-16 34:39 12-19 0-0 1-14

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RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Clement 15 80 2 14 5.3 Ugokwe 8 25 0 9 3.1 Casey 1 7 1 7 7.0 Turner 2 2 0 3 1.0 TEAM 1 -2 0 — -2.0 Totals 27 112 3 14 4.1 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Clement 26-44-2 318 1 47 1 Totals 26-44-2 318 1 47 1 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Casey 11 208 0 47 Dillard 8 66 1 22 Smiter 4 26 0 9 Dixon 2 12 0 7 Henderson 1 6 0 6 Totals 26 318 1 47 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Martens 4 140 35.0 48 1 Totals 4 140 35.0 48 1 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg King 2 9 0 8 Totals 2 9 0 8 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Jammer 4 84 0 30 Shepherd 2 45 0 23 Totals 6 129 0 30 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg James 1 69 1 69 Garmon 1 10 0 10 Totals 2 79 1 69 Tackle Leaders: Sendejo 13 (8-5), Garmon 8 (5-3), Ptaszek 7 (3-4), Jammer 6 (6-0), James 6 (2-4) Sacks: Talbert 0.5-4, James 0.5-3

a two-point conversion for the tie, Clement connected with James Casey to knot the contest at 35-all. Momentum was in Rice’s corner, but the Tigers had the ball with the chance to win. Hall drove Memphis to the Rice 38, and fans had visions of a game-winning field goal. However, in an effort to move closer for that field goal attempt, Hall made his second miscue of the contest, and it proved costly. Chris Jammer picked off Hall’s pass at the Rice 31 and raced 69 yards for the touchdown that sealed the Owl victory. Although most will remember the two mistakes, Hall had a great performance with 373 yards on 29-of-38 passing and three scores. He also rushed for 36 yards. Maurice Jones had the third-best receiving performance in school history with 173 yards on nine catches and two touchdowns. Clement was 26-of-44 passing for 318 yards and one score and also rushed for 80 yards and two touchdowns. James Casey was Clement’s favorite target, hauling in 11 receptions for a school-record 208 yards. Michael Grandberry led the Tiger defense with nine tackles and an interception. Patterson added eight stops to go along with his interception.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Poll college football fans around the country, and it’s a fact that most have heard the following statement: “We have to play a full 60 minutes.” Coaches and players both have thrown around that cliche when discussing what is needed to win an upcoming game. However, “playing a full 60 minutes” is rare in college football with the game’s momentum swings, usually making the contest a tale of two halves. That was the case in Memphis’ 2008 Conference USA opener versus Rice before 28,351 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. The Tiger defense stifled the high-powered Owl offense in the first half. Memphis, though, was unable to sustain that performance, as Rice exploded in the second half en route to a come-from-behind 42-35 victory. In the first half, the Tiger defense painted a masterpiece. Memphis held the Owls to only three points and 77 yards of total offense. The Tigers forced the Owls into three 3-and-outs, and Rice’s longest drive of the first half (eight plays) ended with a Brandon Patterson interception. The Memphis defense was complemented by a solid performance from the Tiger offense. In his first home game, quarterback Arkelon Hall directed the offense to a near-perfect, first-half performance. Memphis piled up 257 yards of total offense and dominated the time of possession, 19:08-10:52. Hall was a huge part of the first-half offense’s success, hitting 17 of his 22 attempts for 192 yards and two scores. But, it was the Tigers’ only mistake of the first half that gave the Owls the momentum they needed after the intermission. With under a minute to play before the break, Patterson’s interception set up the Memphis offense at the Rice 48. Three plays and 33 seconds later, Hall had the Memphis offense at the Rice 9, but on the next play, the Owls’ Terrance Garmon dashed the hopes of another

Memphis score with an interception in the end zone. The Tigers led 14-3 at the break. After halftime, Rice carried the momentum of Garmon’s interception into the third quarter and scored the first 10 points. Owl quarterback Chase Clement found his rhythm and directed Rice to a 10-play, 77-yard scoring drive to cut the Tiger advantage to 14-10. After the Rice defense held on the ensuing Memphis possession, Clement drove the Owls 60 yards on 11 plays, and the drive ended with a field goal to cut the Tiger lead to 14-13 with 5:29 left in the third quarter. However, Memphis regained the momentum to build on its narrow advantage. Charlie Jones’ back-to-back touchdown runs (15 yards, 1 yard) gave the Tigers some breathing room at 28-13 entering the final period. After an exchange of touchdown scores, Memphis held a 35-20 lead with just over eight minutes left on the clock. That’s when momentum took another major swing, but it was to the side of the visitors from Houston. Rice quickly cut into the Memphis lead, scoring on a five-play, 69-yard drive. Clement accounted for all 69 yards on the drive (12 rush, 57 pass), and when he hit Jarett Dillard from five yards out, the Owls only trailed 35-27. Rice then needed its defense — which allowed over 500 yards of total offense for the game — to get the ball back and give the offense a chance to tie the game. The Owl defense did just that, forcing a short six-play drive and a Tiger punt. With just under three minutes remaining, Clement had his chance, and he took advantage of it. Starting at the Rice 6, Clement again put the drive on his shoulders, accounting for 83 of the 94 yards (17 rush, 66 pass). With just over a minute left, Clement raced around left end from nine yards out to pull the Owls to within two at 35-33. Needing


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GAME NO. 3 - AT MARSHALL

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MEMPHIS MARSHALL Huntington, W.Va. September 13, 2008

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Today’s college football is focused on spreading the field and striking quickly. It wasn’t, though, too long ago that college football was possessionbased. The scenario was teams that controlled the clock with sustained scoring drives usually won the games. The Tigers like to employ that quick-strike offense, but in the contest at Marshall, the Thundering Herd slowed down the game’s tempo. Memphis, however, proved it could play that way as well. The Tigers outgained Marshall in total yards (462403) and passing yards (368-224) and also won the first down battle (26-16). Memphis narrowly won the time of possession for the game (30:57-29:03), but had almost a five-minute edge in that category after three quarters of play (24:56-20:04). Despite winning those statistical categories, the Tigers were unable to get the victory, falling to the Thundering Herd 17-16 before a crowd of 27,349 at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. While Memphis controlled the ball when on offense, the Tigers were unable to keep Thundering Herd running back Darius Marshall in check. The sophomore piled up 140 yards on 27 carries and scored the game’s first touchdown on a 40-yard scamper in the first quarter. Memphis countered with another outstanding performance from junior college transfer quarterback Arkelon Hall. Playing in only his third NCAA Division I game, Hall was 28-of-51 passing for 364 yards. It was his secondstraight 350-yard passing game in as many weeks (373 yards versus Rice in the previous game). Hall’s favorite target was Carlos Singleton, who pulled in a career-high 11 catches for 158 yards. The 11 receptions were the second-most for a single game in

MEMPHIS RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Jones, C. 7 47 0 17 6.7 Steele 7 38 0 10 5.4 Washington 2 6 0 3 3.0 Hudgens 4 5 0 5 1.2 Hall 9 -2 0 11 -0.2 Totals 29 94 0 17 3.2 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Hall 28-51-0 364 0 53 3 Hudgens 1-2-0 4 1 4 0 Singleton 0-1-0 0 0 0 0 Totals 29-54-0 368 1 53 3 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Singleton 11 158 0 44 Calhoun 5 72 0 22 Jones, M. 4 83 0 53 Black 4 26 0 12 Steele 1 11 0 11 Russell 1 8 0 8 Robinzine 1 7 0 7 Williams 1 4 1 4 Jones, C. 1 -1 0 — Totals 29 368 1 53 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Sutherland 3 126 42.0 50 2 Hudgens 1 61 61.0 61 0 Totals 4 187 46.8 61 2 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Williams 1 10 0 10 Totals 1 10 0 10 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Grandberry 1 18 0 18 Simpson 1 10 0 10 Totals 2 28 0 18 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Totals 0 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: Griffin 9 (1-8), Bowens 8 (3-5), McDonald 7 (2-5), Phelps 7 (1-6) Sacks: None

Tiger history, while the 158 yards were the eighth-most for a game in school history. With the Thundering Herd leading 10-3 at the intermission, Memphis opened the second half on a mission. The Tigers scored on consecutive drives to a take a 13-10 advantage with just over five minutes left in the third quarter. Memphis’ opening secondhalf drive began on its own 20. Fifteen plays and 74 yards later, the Tigers got a 22-yard field goal from Matt Reagan to cut the Marshall lead to 10-6. The Memphis defense then stepped up. The Tigers forced a Marshall punt on its first possession of the second half, and the Memphis offense was back in business at its own 44. On the strength of Hall’s arm, the Tigers moved the ball into the red zone, where Will Hudgens took over. After a Hudgens run moved the ball to inside the Marshall 5, the redshirt senior let his arm do the rest. On the next play, Hudgens hit Earnest Williams from four yards out to give Memphis its first lead of the game at 13-10. The scoring drive was nine plays — the Tigers’ shortest of the game — and the Memphis’ two scores in the third quarter took nearly eight minutes off the clock. The Thundering Herd, though, was not finished. After their first two scores came on quick strikes, Marshall took its time for the final score. The Thundering Herd held the ball for nearly five minutes and drove 71 yards on 10 plays. The final play of the drive was a Mark Cann 18-yard pass to Darius Passmore in the corner of the end zone. The score reclaimed the lead for Marshall at 17-13 heading into the final period. After an exchange of punts, the Tigers got the ball on their own 12 with over 11 minutes left. Memphis methodi-

MARSHALL RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Marshall 27 140 1 40 5.2 Small 4 22 0 12 5.5 Passmore 1 9 0 9 9.0 Cann 1 8 0 8 8.0 Totals 33 179 1 40 5.4 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Cann 14-28-0 224 1 47 0 Small 0-1-0 0 0 0 0 Totals 14-29-0 224 1 47 0 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Passmore 6 128 1 47 Spann 3 67 0 38 Smith 2 15 0 10 Marshall 1 10 0 10 Milligan 1 6 0 6 Small 1 -2 0 — Totals 14 224 1 47 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Whitehead 7 236 33.6 42 2 Rantanamorn 1 31 31.0 31 1 Totals 8 266 33.2 42 3 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Totals 0 0 0 0 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Marshall 2 45 0 26 Edmonson 2 35 0 22 Parkhurst 1 14 0 14 Totals 5 94 0 26 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Totals 0 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: Kitchens 12 (3-9), Burns 9 (3-6), Bembry 8 (2-6) Sacks: Harvey 1.0-10, Harris 1.0-10, Kitchens 1.0-8

cally moved down the field into the red zone again. The drive, though, stalled at the Marshall 8, and the Tigers got a 25-yard field goal from Reagan to cut the Thundering Herd advantage to 17-16. The Tigers got one more shot at the win, but started the drive at their own 1 after Marshall special teams downed a pooch-punt just before the goal line. On a 3rdand-10 from the 1, Hall kept the drive alive when he found Singleton near midfield. The Tigers, however, were unable to move the ball further and turned the ball over on downs, ending hopes of a comeback victory. In addition to Singleton, Duke Calhoun (5 receptions for 72 yards) and Maurice Jones (4 receptions for 83 yards) had solid performances. Charlie Jones was the leading rusher for Memphis with 47 yards. Cann was 14-of-28 passing for 224 yards for Marshall. Passmore was the Thundering Herd’s top receiver with six catches for 128 yards. D.A. Griffin (9 tackles) and Winston Bowens (8 tackles) paced the Tiger defense. Maurice Kitchens led Marshall with 12 tackles and one sack.

SCORING SUMMARY Memphis 0 3 10 3 — Marshall 7 3 7 0 — Attendance: 27,349; Weather: Muggy and hot, 90 o

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Marshall 40 run (Rantanamorn kick)

Second Quarter 5:24 UM Reagan 44 FG 0:44

MU

Third Quarter 10:41 UM 5:01

UM

0:04

MU

Fourth Quarter 8:14 UM

Rantanamorn 31 FG

0-7 3/78/1:00 3-7 12/53/4:34 3-10 8/78/1:04

Reagan 22 FG

6-10 15/74/4:19 Williams 4 pass from Hudgens 13-10 (Reagan kick) 9/56/3:37 Passmore 18 pass from Cann 13-17 (Rantanamorn kick) 10/71/4:57 Reagan 25 FG

16-17 10/80/3:17

FINAL TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Rushes-Yds Passing Yds Comp.-Att.-Int. Total Plays-Yds Avg./Play Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yds Punts-Avg. Punt Returns KO Returns Interceptions Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Sacks By

UM 26 9 15 2 29-94 368 29-54-0 83-462 5.6 2-1 6-60 4-46.8 1-10 2-28 0-0 30:57 7-16 0-1 0-0

MU 16 5 10 1 33-179 224 14-29-0 62-403 6.5 0-0 8-71 8-33.2 0-0 5-94 0-0 29:03 8-17 0-0 3-28


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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL

GAME NO. 4 - VS. NICHOLLS STATE

NICHOLLS STATE MEMPHIS Memphis, Tenn. September 20, 2008

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NICHOLLS STATE

RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Steele 20 109 0 11 5.4 Jones, C. 11 57 2 11 5.2 Washington 10 53 0 11 5.3 Hall 9 29 1 6 3.2 Williams 3 24 0 23 8.0 Black 1 4 0 4 4.0 Totals 54 276 3 23 5.1 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Hall 16-30-0 173 1 22 0 Hudgens 0-1-0 0 0 0 0 Totals 16-31-0 173 1 22 0 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Calhoun 5 50 1 12 Singleton 3 40 0 22 Black 2 20 0 11 Onarheim 2 12 0 10 Robinzine 1 20 0 20 Russell 1 15 0 15 Williams 1 14 0 14 Jones, C. 1 2 0 2 Totals 16 173 1 22 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Sutherland 2 102 51.0 55 0 Hudgens 1 48 48.0 48 1 Totals 3 150 50.0 55 1 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Williams 2 13 0 9 Totals 2 13 0 9 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Totals 0 0 0 0 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Totals 0 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: Longstreet 11 (5-6), Bowens 5 (3-2), Trotter 5 (2-3), Mathis 5 (2-3) Sacks: McDonald 1.0-5, Bowens 1.0-4

SCORING SUMMARY Nicholls State 0 10 0 0 Memphis 3 7 7 14 o Attendance: 22,167; Weather: Clear, 77

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NSU-UM Drive Chart (Plays/Yds/TOP) First Quarter 4:38 UM Reagan 24 FG

0-3 15/92/6:23

Second Quarter 12:02 NSU Webb 70 blocked FG return 7-3 (Schexnayder kick) 8:47 UM C. Jones 11 run 7-10 (Reagan kick) 9/72/3:14 1:09 NSU Schexnayder 19 FG 10-10 14/75/7:30 Third Quarter 8:49 UM Calhoun 10 pass from Hall 10-17 (Reagan kick) 13/60/6:08 Fourth Quarter 8:16 UM Hall 2 run (Reagan kick) 4:48 UM C. Jones 2 run (Reagan kick)

10-24 10/59/4:12 10-31 8/41/3:29

FINAL TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Rushes-Yds Passing Yds Comp.-Att.-Int. Total Plays-Yds Avg./Play Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yds Punts-Avg. Punt Returns KO Returns Interceptions Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Sacks By

NSU 8 6 2 0 33-117 47 2-5-0 38-164 4.3 4-3 3-24 5-48.6 2-19 5-97 0-0 21:52 0-7 1-1 0-0

UM 31 20 10 1 54-276 173 16-31-0 85-449 5.3 0-0 2-20 3-50.0 2-13 0-0 0-0 38:08 9-15 0-1 2-9

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RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Watson 4 37 0 18 9.2 Robinson 3 34 0 18 11.3 Meeks 7 21 0 7 3.0 Hopson 9 15 0 5 1.7 Hutchinson 1 10 0 10 10.0 Hines 1 5 0 5 5.0 Bunch 3 -1 0 8 -0.3 Gordon 1 -1 0 — -1.0 Williams 1 -1 0 — -1.0 Montgomery 3 -2 0 2 -0.7 Totals 33 117 0 18 3.5 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Montgomery 1-4-0 31 0 31 1 Bunch 1-1-0 16 0 16 1 Totals 2-5-0 47 0 31 2 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Robinson 1 31 0 31 Gordon 1 16 0 16 Totals 2 47 0 31 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Dolan 5 243 48.6 57 3 Totals 5 243 48.6 57 3 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Howard 1 10 0 10 Webb 1 9 0 9 Totals 2 19 0 10 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Webb 3 68 0 28 Hines 1 16 0 16 Buchanan 1 9 0 9 Hughes — 4 0 4 Totals 5 97 0 28 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Totals 0 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: Eddie 11 (9-2), Spain 10 (6-4), Webb 7 (7-0) Sacks: None

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first fumble to halt the threat and keep the contest tied. After West’s intermission talk, the Tigers took control in the second half. Memphis broke the tie midway through the third quarter on an Arkelon Hall-toDuke Calhoun 10-yard touchdown strike. The Tigers then sealed the win in the fourth period with twoyard touchdown runs from Hall and Jones. Hall, who had passed for over 300 yards in the previous two games, had 173 yards through the air on 16-of-30 passing. Calhoun (5 catches, 50 yards) and Carlos Singleton (3 catches, 40 yards) were Hall’s favorite targets. Jerald Watson (37 yards) and Antonio Robinson (34 yards) led the Colonel ground game. Nicholls State’s two quarterbacks (Vincent Montgomery, Chris Bunch) combined for 2-of-5 passing for 47 yards. Jeremy Longstreet, who made his first collegiate start, led the Tiger defense with 11 tackles and one fumble recovery. Winston Bowens and Frank Trotter each had five tackles. Clinton McDonald and Bowens had one sack apiece. Andrew Eddie paced the Nicholls State defense with 11 tackles, while Garrick Spain had 10 hits.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — With the Tigers winless on the young season and tied with NCAA Division I-AA foe Nicholls State at the half, doubt began again. But, head coach Tommy West had confidence and instilled that in his squad at the break. “I told them what I really felt,” said West of his halftime talk after the game. “Don’t tighten up because this game is 10-10. Everyone wants to holler at you coming in. “Don’t tighten up. Go do what we asked you to do, and you’ll blow this game open. And they did.” Indeed, the Tigers heeded their head coach’s advice and posted a 21-0 shutout in the second half en route to a 31-10 victory before a crowd of 22,167 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Coach West also challenged his team in two other key areas in the week’s preparation heading into the contest. He wanted the Tigers to win the rushing game and turnover battle. He got both. After being outgained on the ground by an average of 25 yards in the first three contests, Memphis dominated the rushing game against Nicholls State, outgaining the Colonels 276-117. In the turnover area, the Tigers committed no miscues, while forcing three Nicholls State fumbles. One fumble recovery stopped a Colonel drive just before the half, and a second fumble led to Memphis’ final score of the game. Curtis Steele paced the Tigers’ rushing attack with a career-high 109 yards on 20 carries. Charlie Jones added 57 yards and two touchdowns on runs of 11 and two yards. In addition to its three fumble recoveries, the Tiger defense delivered an all-around solid performance. Memphis held the Colonels to 164 yards of total offense, marking the first time since the 2005 season that the Tigers held an opponent to under 200 yards (Marshall/154 yards/Nov.

26, 2005). The Tigers also held Nicholls State to only 47 yards passing. The last time Memphis held a foe to fewer yards via the air came in the 1999 campaign when Army (Nov. 13, 1999) managed only 16 passing yards. The contrast in the Colonels’ offensive numbers between halves showed the Tiger defense increased its intensity after the break. After running up 135 yards of offense on 25 plays in the first half, Memphis held Nicholls State to only 29 yards on 13 plays in the second half. The first half, though, had Tiger Nation a little concerned. Memphis got on the scoreboard first with a 3-0 lead on a Matt Reagan 24-yard field goal. Early in the second quarter, the Tigers looked to extend their lead with another Reagan field goal. The Colonels’ Kyle Hughes, however, blocked Reagan’s 32yard attempt. Ladarius Webb then picked up the blocked kick and raced 70 yards for the contest’s first touchdown and a 7-3 Nicholls State advantage. The blocked field goal return for a touchdown was the first against the Tigers since Cincinnati did so (76-yard return) in a 2003 loss (21-16) to Memphis in the Liberty Bowl. The Tigers bounced back and regained the lead on the next drive. Memphis used a good mixture of the run and pass and drove 72 yards on nine plays for the go-ahead score. Jones hit paydirt from 11 yards out — the first of his two scores in the game — and the Tigers led 10-7 with just under nine minutes left before intermission. Nicholls State did not fold. On the ensuing possession, the Colonels put together an impressive 14-play, 75-yard drive that ended with a Ross Schexnayder 19-yard field goal. The score tied the game at 10-all with 1:09 left before halftime. The Colonels had another scoring opportunity just before the break, but the Memphis defense recovered its


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GAME NO. 5 - VS. ARKANSAS STATE

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ARKANSAS STATE MEMPHIS Memphis, Tenn. September 27, 2008

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Most of college football offenses have gone the way of glitz and glammer these days. Spread the field. Throw the long ball. Run mis-direction plays such as flea-flickers and double reverses. Sometimes, though, it’s refreshing to get back to the old-fashioned way of football. Line it up. Run the ball. Control the clock. Even head coach Tommy West enjoyed getting back to basics. “Overall, I thought this was our best game (to date),” said West. “We won this game, in particular, because we were able to run the ball. We won the game by running the football. We ran the football to win, and that was the emphasis for us this week.” The Tigers ran the ball well and kept the ball on the ground en route to a solid 29-17 non-conference win over Arkansas State before a crowd of 26,376 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. For a second-straight week, Memphis piled up over 200 yards rushing, posting 243 yards on 41 carries. It was the first time since the end of the 2005 campaign that the Tigers had back-to-back 200-yard rushing performances. Leading the Tiger ground attack was redshirt junior Curtis Steele. After rushing for over 100 yards a week earlier, the junior college transfer nearly doubled his output against the Red Wolves. Steele gained a career-high 203 yards on 22 carries and scored the first touchdown of his collegiate career. Steele’s 200-yard game was the first by a Tiger since All-America DeAngelo Williams (238 yards) did so in his final college game in the 2005 Motor City Bowl versus Akron. Steele’s consecutive 100-yard games were also a first since Williams last wore the Blue and Gray in 2005. Steele, however, wasn’t the lone standout for Memphis in its win over Arkansas State. The Tiger defense played a huge role in the victory, and its performance was called out by Coach West as one of the best in a long time.

ARKANSAS STATE RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Lawson 11 79 0 14 7.2 Leonard 15 51 1 23 3.4 Arnold 13 46 1 9 3.5 Norman 1 3 0 3 3.0 Totals 40 179 2 23 4.5 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Leonard 11-23-1 173 0 51 6 Totals 11-23-1 173 0 51 6 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Thompkins 2 36 0 27 McLennan 2 21 0 12 Robinson 2 20 0 15 Gillott 2 12 0 9 Arnold 1 51 0 51 Johnson 1 23 0 23 Clements 1 10 0 10 Totals 11 173 0 51 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Shrable 7 313 44.7 52 2 Totals 7 313 44.7 52 2 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Jones 2 12 0 14 Totals 2 12 0 14 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Jones 2 50 0 28 Thompkins 2 25 0 20 Hardy 2 21 0 12 Robertson 1 16 0 16 Totals 7 112 0 28 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Jennings 1 0 0 0 Totals 1 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: Jennings 11 (8-3), Owens 8 (6-2), Van Dolah 8 (4-4) Sacks: Carrington 1.0-4

The Tiger defense held the Red Wolves to 352 yards of total offense, which was their lowest output of the season. It was also the first time in 2008 that Arkansas State was limited to under 400 total yards. Leading the defensive charge was senior Clinton McDonald, who played the best game of his career. McDonald had nine tackles, one quarterback hurry and a schoolrecord tying four sacks (minus 32 yards). McDonald tied the school mark also held by Marlon Brown (vs. Louisville in 1987) and James Logan (vs. Arkansas State in 1994). Despite the postive play from both sides of the ball, Memphis still had a tight game on its hands until the final minutes. The Tigers only held a 22-17 lead with under six minutes left, but their ball-control offense led to the game-clinching score. Starting on its own 30, Memphis mixed the run with a couple of strikes down the field via the air and moved the ball to the Red Wolves 2. From there, Steele sealed the Tigers’ victory with a two-yard touchdown for a 29-17 advantage. The contest began similar to last year’s affair in Jonesboro, where the Tigers took the early lead only to see Arkansas State come back. Memphis jumped out to a quick 13-0 lead in the first quarter. The Tigers put together drives of 56 and 94 yards that ended with Charlie Jones three- and seven-yard touchdown runs, respectively. True freshman walk-on kicker Vinny Zaccario, who found out just minutes before the game that he would be taking the field, filled in for the injured Matt Reagan and hit his first collegiate PAT on the Tigers’ first score, but his second was blocked. The block gave some momentum to the Red Wolves heading into the second quarter. Arkansas State scored on its next two possessions to take a 14-13 lead. Red

MEMPHIS RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Steele 22 203 1 46 9.2 Jones, C. 8 43 2 13 5.4 Hall 5 6 0 4 1.2 TEAM 1 -2 0 0 -2.0 Washington 5 -7 0 2 -1.4 Totals 41 243 3 46 5.9 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Hall 10-25-1 178 0 36 1 Hudgens 1-3-0 17 0 17 0 Black 1-1-0 15 0 15 0 Totals 12-29-1 210 0 36 1 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Singleton 3 68 0 36 Jones, M. 3 47 0 20 Calhoun 2 47 0 30 Russell 2 14 0 9 Williams 1 19 0 19 Hall 1 15 0 15 Totals 12 210 0 36 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Sutherland 4 151 37.8 41 1 Hudgens 1 38 38.0 38 1 Totals 5 189 37.8 41 2 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Williams 2 4 0 7 Griffin 1 7 0 7 Totals 3 11 0 7 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Grandberry 3 58 0 21 Williams 1 -1 0 — Totals 4 57 0 21 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Starr 1 0 0 0 Totals 1 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: Griffin 9 (4-5), McDonald 9 (4-5), Starr 8 (4-4) Sacks: McDonald 4.0-32, Barnett 1.0-5, Weaver 0.5-5, Mills 0.5-3

Wolves quarterback Corey Leonard got the visitors on the board with a 23-yard scamper, and six minutes later, Reggie Arnold gave Arkansas State the lead on a nineyard score. Memphis regained the advantage on a Zaccario 20-yard field goal with 3:54 left in the second quarter. Arkansas State responded just before the halftime horn with a 33-yard field goal from Josh Arauco to take a 17-16 lead into intermission. The second half, though, was all Memphis, as Steele and the Tiger defense took over. Steele got stronger as the contest wore on, gaining 133 of his 203 yards after halftime. Like Steele, the defense picked up its play. In the second half, the Tigers limited Arkansas State to just 124 yards and no points. Memphis forced five punts, picked off a Leonard pass and recovered a fumble. Zaccario’s two field goals (37 and 40 yards) put Memphis back in the lead at 22-17, setting up the Tigers’ game-sealing drive. Arkelon Hall finished the game with 178 yards passing (10-of-25) for the Tigers. Carlos Singleton (26 games) and Duke Calhoun (29 games) both extended their receiving streaks of games with a catch.

SCORING SUMMARY Arkansas State 0 17 0 Memphis 13 3 3 Attendance: 26,376; Weather: Clear, 79 o

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ASU-UM Drive Chart (Plays/Yds/TOP) First Quarter 12:04 UM 6:04

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C. Jones 3 run (Zaccario kick) C. Jones 7 run (Zaccario kick blocked)

Second Quarter 14:01 ASU Leonard 23 run (Arauco kick) 7:53 ASU Arnold 9 run (Arauco kick) 3:54 UM Zaccario 20 FG 0:18

ASU Arauco 33 FG

0-7 9/69/2:56 0-13 8/69/3:51 7-13 5/56/2:30 14-13 8/94/3:42 14-16 10/67/3:54 17-16 11/51/3:28

Third Quarter 6:02 UM

Zaccario 37 FG

17-19 5/64/1:49

Fourth Quarter 7:58 UM

Zaccario 40 FG

17-22 5/39/2:02 17-29 9/70/3:29

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FINAL TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Rushes-Yds Passing Yds Comp.-Att.-Int. Total Plays-Yds Avg./Play Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yds Punts-Avg. Punt Returns KO Returns Interceptions Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Sacks By

ASU 16 9 5 2 40-179 173 11-23-1 63-352 5.6 2-1 10-103 7-44.7 2-12 7-112 1-0 32:10 3-13 1-1 1-4

UM 24 12 10 2 41-243 210 12-29-1 70-453 6.5 2-0 5-40 5-37.8 3-11 4-57 1-0 27:50 3-12 1-1 6-45


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GAME NO. 6 - AT UAB

MEMPHIS UAB Birmingham, Ala. October 2, 2008

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RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Webb 18 93 3 21 5.2 Slaughter 13 92 0 38 7.1 Johns 5 35 0 30 7.0 Totals 36 220 3 38 6.1 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Webb 14-25-0 235 1 43 4 Totals 14-25-0 235 1 43 4 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Anderson 2 50 0 43 Lankford 2 40 0 33 Harris 2 37 0 28 Jones 2 35 1 19 Slaughter 2 17 0 16 Ferrell 1 23 0 23 Wright 1 21 0 21 Carter 1 7 0 7 Johnson 1 5 0 5 Totals 14 235 1 43 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Waters 4 201 50.2 59 2 Webb 1 52 52.0 52 0 TEAM 1 22 22.0 22 0 Totals 6 275 45.8 59 2 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Sanders 3 15 0 9 Totals 3 15 0 9 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Slaughter 2 51 0 27 Johns 2 27 0 19 Taylor 1 29 0 29 Dyck 1 9 0 9 Powers 1 2 0 2 Totals 7 118 0 29 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Dunbar 1 34 0 34 Sanders 1 0 0 0 Totals 2 34 0 34 Tackle Leaders: Daniel 10 (7-3), Dunbar 7 (5-2), Henderson 6 (4-2), Watters 6 (3-3) Sacks: Watters 0.5-1, Carter 0.5-0

SCORING SUMMARY Memphis 0 20 7 6 — 33 UAB 10 16 7 7 — 30 Attendance: 19,901; Weather: Mostly cloudy, 73o UM-UAB Drive Chart (Plays/Yds/TOP) First Quarter 9:58 UAB Jones 16 pass from Webb 0-7 (Waters kick) 10/71/5:02 0:27 UAB Waters 18 FG 0-10 9/65/5:02 Second Quarter 14:28 UM Williams 30 pass from Hall 7-10 (Zaccario kick) 4/79/0:53 12:16 UAB Webb 9 run 7-16 (Waters kick failed) 6/52/2:03 8:31 UM Williams 20 pass from Hall 14-16 (Zacarrio kick) 9/80/3:45 0:31 UM Black 5 pass from Hall 20-16 (Hall pass failed) 5/67/2:03 Third Quarter 12:25 UAB Webb 12 run 20-23 (Waters kick) 5/67/1:31 4:15 UM Singleton 15 pass from Hall 27-23 (Zacarrio kick) 4/48/2:06 Fourth Quarter 11:00 UM Zacarrio 34 FG 30-23 7/29/3:32 4:10 UAB Webb 10 run 30-30 (Waters kick) 2/48/0:27 0:02 UM Zacarrio 25 FG 33-30 9/72/4:02

FINAL TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Rushes-Yds Passing Yds Comp.-Att.-Int. Total Plays-Yds Avg./Play Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yds Punts-Avg. Punt Returns KO Returns Interceptions Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Sacks By

UM 24 9 11 4 36-192 244 19-30-2 66-436 6.6 0-0 7-76 6-43.5 1-20 3-64 0-0 30:29 5-13 0-0 4-31

UAB 16 8 7 1 36-220 235 14-25-0 61-455 7.5 2-2 11-127 6-45.8 3-15 7-118 2-34 29:31 3-11 0-0 1-1

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RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Steele 14 101 0 28 7.2 Ross 6 46 0 19 7.7 Hudgens 3 19 0 9 6.3 Hall 10 17 0 8 1.7 Jones, M. 1 11 0 11 11.0 Black 1 1 0 1 1.0 Williams 1 -3 0 — -3.0 Totals 36 192 0 28 5.3 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Hall, A. 18-28-1 209 4 48 1 Singleton 0-1-1 0 0 0 0 Hall, B. 1-1-0 35 0 35 0 Totals 19-30-2 244 4 48 1 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Singleton 5 123 1 48 Williams 4 66 2 30 Black 3 22 1 11 Calhoun 2 27 0 21 Robinzine 2 5 0 7 Jones, M. 2 -3 0 6 Russell 1 4 0 4 Totals 19 244 4 48 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Sutherland 6 261 43.5 58 2 Totals 6 261 43.5 58 2 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Griffin 1 20 0 20 Totals 1 20 0 20 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Grandberry 3 64 0 34 Totals 3 64 0 34 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Totals 0 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: Starr 10 (5-5), Griffin 8 (5-3), Longstreet 8 (3-5) Sacks: McDonald 2-18, Brown 1.0-10, Douglas 0.5-2, Mills 0.5-1

The teams traded scores in the third period for a 27-23 Tiger lead, setting up the fourth-quarter fireworks. With his two field goals versus UAB, Zaccario improved his streak to 5-for-5 on attempts in 2008. He is the first Memphis kicker to start his collegiate career perfect after five attempts since Ryan White did so in 1998. White hit the first 16 attempts of his career. For a third-straight week, Curtis Steele went over 100 yards on the ground, becoming the first Tiger to accomplish that feat since DeAngelo Williams did so in his final year in 2005. Steele rushed for 101 yards on 14 carries versus the Blazers. Hall paced the Memphis offense through the air with 209 yards on 18-of-28 passing and four touchdowns. Hall became only the fifth quarterback in Tiger history to throw four scores in a game. Carlos Singleton was Hall’s favorite target with five catches for 123 yards and one score. Williams had four receptions for 66 yards and two touchdowns. Webb led the UAB offense with 93 yards rushing and 235 yards passing and accounted for all four Blazer touchdowns (3 rush, 1 pass).

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Moments before the Tigers took the field against Arkansas State Sept. 27, Memphis head coach Tommy West saw veteran kicker Matt Reagan struggling in warmups due to an injury and decided to go with an unknown freshman — unknown even to his teammates. After hitting three field goals in the win over the Red Wolves, the unknown became the known at least inside the Tigers’ postgame locker room, as Coach West, with tongue in cheek, “introduced” freshman walk-on Vinny Zaccario to his teammates. Five days later, all of Tiger Nation knows who Zaccario is. The Memphis kicker calmly hit a 25-yard field goal with 0:02 left on the clock that lifted Memphis to a thrilling 3330 Conference USA win over rival UAB. The victory was the Tigers’ second straight in the rivalry with the Blazers, keeping the Battle for the Bones trophy in the Bluff City. The entire game was a back-and-forth contest, and as it progressed, it looked as if the outcome would depend on the final possession. It did, and the Tigers were fortunate to have the ball last. With a 30-23 lead and after holding the Blazers to 3-and-outs on their first two fourth quarter possessions, the Tigers looked to run out the clock and take the win with just over six minutes on the clock. The UAB defense, however, held Memphis into a 3-and-out and forced a punt. A short punt gave the Blazers the ball at midfield, and they took advantage. A Rashaud Slaughter 38-yard run put UAB in the red zone at the Memphis 10. The next play, Blazer quarterback Joe Webb scampered in from 10 yards out to tie the score at 30-all. The UAB drive took only two plays and :27 off the clock. The quick-strike Blazer drive, though, gave the Tigers the chance to respond with four minutes left. Starting on its own 20, Memphis took two plays to move the ball to the UAB 16. Arkelon Hall hooked up with Duke Calhoun for a 21-yard gain on the drive’s first play, and Curtis Steele

rambled for 28 yards to the Blazer 31. A UAB personal foul penalty on the Steele run put the Tigers inside the 20 yard line with over two minutes remaining. Another Tiger first down at the UAB 5 milked the clock down to under a minute and also got Memphis closer for the gamewinning field goal attempt. With :06 left, Zaccario lined up for the attempt, and his kick split the uprights with only two ticks remaining to give the Tigers the 33-30 victory. The game’s frenzied final minutes mirrored the action in the entire contest. UAB jumped out to a quick 10-0 advantage in the first quarter. The Blazers took the game’s opening kickoff and marched 71 yards for a 7-0 lead. Webb hit Mike Jones on a 16-yard scoring connection to give the home team the early lead. UAB then added a Swayze Waters’ 18-yard field goal to end the first quarter for a 10-0 Blazer lead. The Tigers responded in a big way in the second quarter. After being outgained in total yardage 188-19 in the first period, Memphis turned the tables in the second quarter. The Tigers outscored UAB 20-6 and outgained the Blazers 198-143 in total yards in the period. Memphis put its first score on the board just 32 seconds into the second quarter when Hall hit Earnest Williams on a 30-yard touchdown connection. After a UAB touchdown gave the home squad a 16-7 lead, the HallWilliams tandem hooked up again for a 20-yard scoring strike to cut the UAB lead to 16-14. The Tigers then took their first lead of the game on their final possesion of the first half. Memphis drove 67 yards in a little over two minutes with Hall hitting Steven Black for a five-yard touchdown pass. Although the twopoint conversion failed, Memphis held a 20-16 lead at the break.


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GAME NO. 7 - VS. LOUISVILLE

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LOUISVILLE MEMPHIS Memphis, Tenn. October 10, 2008

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis and Louisville. It’s three words that gets fans’ temperatures rising on both sides. It’s a longtime rivalry that both sides enjoy, while at the same time, having an intense dislike for each other. The Tiger-Cardinal football rivalry hit its peak in the 2004 epic classic. In a back-and-forth encounter, Louisville held off Memphis for a thrilling and entertaining 56-49 victory at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in November of 2004. But, when conference shifts and realignments occurred in the spring of 2005, the rivals were in different leagues, and the football and basketball series were halted. In the spring of 2008, the rivalry was rekindled when the two schools agreed to resume the football series. Although the teams did not play each other for three years, the Tiger-Cardinal 2008 encounter picked up where their last game left off. In another wild game, Memphis won nearly every statistical category, but Louisville won the special teams and turnover battle and turned that edge into a 35-28 victory before a crowd of 40,248 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium and an ESPN national television audience. The Tigers dominated the offensive stats, rolling up nearly 500 yards ot total offense (481) and over 350 passing yards (351). Memphis doubled the Louisville first down output (27-13) and held the ball seven more minutes (33:30-26:30) than the Cardinals. The Memphis defense had a tremendous performance. The Tigers held Louisville to under 300 yards of total offense, including 133 yards via the air on only 13 completions. In fact, Memphis limited the Cardinals to 55 offensive plays and held Louisville to four plays or fewer on eight of its 12 possessions.

LOUISVILLE RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Anderson 15 81 0 24 5.4 Bolen 10 56 0 15 5.6 Guy 1 26 0 26 26.0 Cantwell 2 5 0 3 2.5 Powell 1 0 0 0 0.0 TEAM 1 -2 0 — -2.0 Totals 30 166 0 26 5.5 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Cantwell 13-25-1 133 2 43 0 Totals 13-25-1 133 2 43 0 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Long 3 18 0 7 Beaumont 3 11 0 8 Anderson 2 12 0 9 Guy 1 43 1 43 Nochta 1 23 1 23 Chichester 1 14 0 14 Powell 1 7 0 7 Vaughn 1 5 0 5 Totals 13 133 2 43 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Goettsche 7 255 36.4 51 3 Totals 7 255 36.4 51 3 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Beaumont 1 25 0 25 Totals 1 25 0 25 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Guy 2 108 1 95 Tronzo 1 16 0 16 Heyman 1 11 0 11 Powell 1 9 0 9 Totals 5 144 1 95 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Turenne 1 5 0 5 Totals 1 5 0 5 Tackle Leaders: Covington 14 (10-4), Turenne 10 (5-5), Dempsey 8 (4-4) Sacks: Gnat 1.0-9, Savoy 1.0-5

While the Tigers dominated both sides of the ball, Louisville used clutch special teams play and a 3-1 turnover advantage for three touchdown scores en route to the win. The Cardinals’ two special teams touchdowns gave them a lead at halftime, and the visitors’ fumble recovery for a score proved to be the winning margin. After Memphis took a 14-7 lead midway through the second quarter, Louisville’s special teams struck quickly. On the ensuing kickoff, Trent Guy raced 95 yards for the game-tying touchdown for a 14-all score. It was the first kickoff return for a touchdown against the Tigers since the 2003 campaign when USF ran one back 96 yards for a score. Memphis was unable to mount a drive on its next possession and punted the ball back to the Cardinals. Starting on the Tigers’ 38, Louisville needed only seven plays to take its first lead of the contest. The Cardinals scored when Hunter Cantwell hit Pete Nochta from 23 yards out for a 21-14 advantage. With just under two minutes left before intermission, the Tigers looked to answer the Louisville score. Memphis began the drive at its own 14 and moved to the ball to the Cardinal 30 with only a few ticks left on the clock. The Tigers lined up for a field goal attempt to slice the Louisville lead to four points at the break. The Cardinals’ Johnny Patrick blocked the attempt, and Brandon Heath picked it up and ran 60 yards for a touchdown to give Louisville a 28-14 halftime advantage. It was the second time this season that Memphis had a blocked field goal attempt returned for a touchdown. What would have been devastating for some teams inspired the Tigers after the break. Memphis scored two touchdowns to tie the game at 28-all heading into the fourth quarter. Tiger quarterback Arkelon Hall hit Earnest

SCORING SUMMARY Louisville 0 28 0 Memphis 7 7 14 Attendance: 40,248; Weather: Clear, 77 o

Avg 5.0 9.3 2.0 4.3 Sck 2 0 2 Lg 9 48 12 17 16 9 42 19 10 6 1 48 I20 0 0 Lg 12 12 Lg 20 20 Lg 4 4

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UL-UM Drive Chart (Plays/Yds/TOP) First Quarter 5:42 UM

MEMPHIS RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Steele 16 80 0 16 Ross 3 28 0 15 Hall 11 22 1 10 Totals 30 130 1 16 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Hall 33-55-1 350 2 48 Jones, M. 1-1-0 1 1 1 Totals 34-56-1 351 3 48 RECEIVING No Yds TD Robinzine 6 30 0 Singleton 5 83 1 Williams 5 52 1 Calhoun 5 50 0 Black 4 25 0 Jones, M. 3 24 0 Hall, B. 2 51 0 Steele 1 19 0 Ross 1 10 0 Baker 1 6 0 Hall, A. 1 1 1 Totals 34 351 3 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg Sutherland 5 208 41.6 54 Totals 5 208 41.6 54 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Griffin 5 26 0 Totals 5 26 0 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Grandberry 5 91 0 Totals 5 91 0 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lamar 1 4 0 Totals 1 4 0 Tackle Leaders: Starr 14 (9-5), Longstreet 13 (7-6) Sacks: NoneSacks: Solomon 1.0-9

Williams from seven yards out for the first score of the third period, and later in the same quarter, Hall and Carlos Singleton hooked up for a 10-yard touchdown. Memphis’ third quarter mirrored the Tigers’ dominance throughout the game. Memphis out-gained Louisville 175-61 in total yards in the third period and had nine first downs to the Cardinals’ two. Louisville, though, had the final answer with a fourth quarter touchdown. After the Cardinals missed a field goal early in the final period, the Tigers took over on their own 20, but on their first play from scrimmage, Hall fumbled and Patrick recovered the loose ball and took it in from 21 yards for the go-ahead score. Memphis had one final opportunity to tie the game on the ensuing drive. The Tigers started on their own 14 and moved the ball to inside the Cardinal 10 with over six minutes left. Memphis’ drive, however, fell short, and Louisville took over on downs. Hall finished the game with 350 yards on 33-of-55 passing and two touchdowns. Hall also ran for one score and caught a touchdown pass, becoming the first Tiger to run for, pass for and catch a score since Danny Wimprine did so versus USF in 2002. Curtis Steele led the Tigers’ ground game with 80 yards on 16 carries.

Hall 1 run (Zaccario kick)

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Second Quarter 11:22 UL Guy 43 pass from Cantwell 7-7 (Payne kick) 3/61/1:05 7:50 UM Hall 1 pass from M. Jones 7-14 (Zaccario kick) 4/55/1:36 7:36 UL Guy 95 kickoff return 14-14 (Payne kick) 2:05 UL Nochta 23 pass from Cantwell 21-14 (Payne kick) 7/38/3:44 0:00 UL Heath 60 blocked FG return 28-14 (Payne kick) Third Quarter 12:59 UM Williams 7 pass from Hall 28-21 (Zaccario kick) 5/69/1:55 1:51 UM Singleton 10 pass from Hall 28-28 (Zaccario kick) 13/95/6:24 Fourth Quarter 12:00 UL Patrick 21 fumble return 35-28 (Payne kick)

FINAL TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Rushes-Yds Passing Yds Comp.-Att.-Int. Total Plays-Yds Avg./Play Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yds Punts-Avg. Punt Returns KO Returns Interceptions Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Sacks By

UL 13 9 3 1 30-166 133 13-25-1 55-299 5.4 0-0 6-65 7-36.4 1-25 5-144 1-5 26:30 3-13 2-2 2-14

UM 27 10 15 2 30-130 351 34-56-1 86-481 5.6 2-2 5-46 5-41.6 5-26 5-91 1-4 33:30 7-15 1-2 0-0


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GAME NO. 8 - AT EAST CAROLINA

MEMPHIS EAST CAROLINA Greenville, N.C. October 18, 2008

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MEMPHIS

EAST CAROLINA RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Williams 15 108 1 68 7.2 Whitley 15 60 1 12 4.0 Harris 2 8 0 9 4.0 Kass 2 3 0 12 1.5 Pinkney 1 1 0 1 1.0 Rogers 2 0 0 2 0.0 Totals 37 180 2 68 4.9 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Kass 9-17-0 167 2 42 1 Pinkney 3-7-0 34 0 13 0 Totals 12-24-0 201 2 42 1 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Harris 6 86 1 28 Drew 3 55 0 28 Simmons 1 42 1 42 Taylor 1 13 0 13 Williams 1 5 0 5 Totals 12 201 2 42 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Dodge 4 156 39.0 50 2 Totals 4 156 390 50 2 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Freeney 3 21 0 16 Millbrook 2 -11 0 2 Totals 5 10 0 16 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Williams 1 15 0 15 Lineback 1 14 0 14 Harris 1 12 0 12 Totals 3 41 0 15 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Eskridge 1 26 0 26 Totals 1 26 0 26 Tackle Leaders: Bell 8 (5-3), Johnson 7 (3-4), Marshall 6 (3-3) Sacks: Mitchell 1.0-6, Wilson 1.0-3

SCORING SUMMARY Memphis 7 3 0 0 East Carolina 0 7 13 10 Attendance: 41,216; Weather: Cloudy, 54o

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UM-ECU Drive Chart (Plays/Yds/TOP) First Quarter 1:32 UM Steele 4 run (Zaccario kick) Second Quarter 6:20 ECU Williams 68 run (Hartman kick) 0:11 UM Zaccario 20 FG

7-0 3/7/1:35 7-7 2/77/0:57 10-7 16/58/6:09

Third Quarter 8:57 ECU Simmons 42 pass from Kass 10-13 (Sloan rush failed) 6/57/3:24 2:51 ECU Harris 28 pass from Kass 10-20 (Hartman kick) 10/61/4:27 Fourth Quarter 11:51 ECU Hartman 22 FG 10-23 9/61/4:12 4:49 ECU Whitley 12 run 10-30 (Hartman kick) 6/32/5:19

FINAL TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Rushes-Yds Passing Yds Comp.-Att.-Int. Total Plays-Yds Avg./Play Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yds Punts-Avg. Punt Returns KO Returns Interceptions Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Sacks By

UM 10 6 4 0 34-102 82 14-23-1 57-184 3.2 0-0 2-20 7-39.7 1-3 5-113 0-0 29:38 5-16 1-1 1-9

ECU 18 8 9 1 37-180 201 12-24-0 61-381 6.2 2-2 3-26 4-39.0 5-10 3-41 1-26 30:22 7-14 2-2 2-9

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RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Steele 14 43 1 10 3.1 Ross 6 30 0 8 5.0 Bass 4 28 0 15 7.0 Williams 1 4 0 4 4.0 Hudgens 1 3 0 3 3.0 Toney 8 -6 0 5 -0.8 Totals 34 102 1 15 3.0 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Toney 11-15-0 65 0 24 2 Bass 1-3-1 -6 0 — 0 Hall 2-3-0 23 0 16 0 Hudgens 0-2-0 0 0 0 0 Totals 14-23-1 82 0 24 2 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Williams 4 31 0 24 Steele 3 27 0 16 Calhoun 2 16 0 9 Russell 2 7 0 7 Robinzine 1 5 0 5 Black 1 1 0 1 Jones, M. 1 -5 0 — Totals 14 82 0 24 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Sutherland 6 231 38.5 46 1 Hudgens 1 47 47.0 47 1 Totals 7 278 39.7 47 2 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Griffin 1 3 0 3 Totals 1 3 0 3 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Griffin 4 95 0 28 Steele 1 18 0 18 Totals 5 113 0 28 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Totals 0 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: Jackson 11 (5-6), Longstreet 8 (2-6), Patterson 7 (2-5) Sacks: Brown 1.0-9

only 184 yards of total offense, including just 82 passing yards. Memphis entered the contest averaging over 450 yards of total offense and over 280 passing yards per game. Toney played most of the game and was 11-of-15 passing for 65 yards. Before he was injured, Hall was 2-of-3 passing for 23 yards. Earnest Williams was the squad’s top receiver with only four catches for 31 yards. The Tigers’ ground game also suffered due to the injuries. Memphis entered the contest averaging over 180 rushing yards per game, but gained just 102 in the loss. Steele, who had four-straight games of 80 yards or more on the ground, managed only 43 yards in the game. The Tigers’ struggles on the offensive side (eight drives of four or fewer plays) forced the defense to stay on the field, especially in the second half when the Pirates held a time of possession advantage, 18:58-11:02. Greg Jackson (11 tackles) and Jeremy Longstreet (8 tackles) led the Memphis defense. Williams led the Pirate ground game with 108 yards on 15 carries and a score. Kass paced the East Carolina offense through the air on 9-of-17 passing for 167 yards and two touchdowns.

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GREENVILLE, N.C. — For Tiger fans and head coach Tommy West, it must have seemed like deja vu from the 2005 campaign. Well, almost. That year, Memphis lost its No. 1 quarterback to injury in the season opener. Two weeks later, the Tigers’ No. 2 quarterback went down with an injury near the end of the third contest. After the No. 3 signal-caller started the next two games, Coach West turned to his wide receiver — and former high school quarterback — Maurice Avery to take over the duties under center. Avery directed the Tigers to four wins in their last six regular season games, and Memphis earned a Motor City Bowl berth. The Tigers won the bowl game 38-31 over Akron with Avery at quarterback. This time around, the injury bug hit hard again. However, the bug struck in the first quarter of the same game. Arkelon Hall, the Tigers’ starting quarterback, suffered a thumb fracture on Memphis’ opening drive. Then, on the Tigers’ next possession, back-up quarterback Will Hudgens suffered a knee sprain that put Brett Toney in as the starter on Memphis’ next drive. Although Toney had a gutsy performance, Coach West decided to move on to true freshman Tyler Bass in the fourth quarter. With all the injuries, the Tigers were unable to keep pace with Conference USA foe East Carolina and dropped a 30-10 decision to the Pirates before a crowd of 41,216 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Despite the unfortunate turn of events for Memphis, the Tigers stayed with the Pirates in the opening half and held a 10-7 advantage at the break. Unable to move the ball on their second possession, the Tigers punted to pin East Carolina deep in its own territory. Memphis, though, got a better result when the Pirates’ J.J. Milbrook fumbled the punt and Alton Starr

recovered the miscue, setting up the Tiger offense inside the East Carolina 10 yard line.Three plays later, Curtis Steele hit paydirt from three yards out to give Memphis a 7-0 lead. The Pirates evened the score midway through the second period. After the Tigers missed a field goal attempt to extend their lead, East Carolina took over on its own 23 and struck quickly. On the first play from scrimmage, Dwayne Harris gained nine yards to the 32 yard line. Then, Jon Williams exploded for 68 yards to the goal line to knot the score at 7-all. Memphis, though, responded on the ensuing possession. Starting on their own 39, the Tigers moved the ball on small gains to inside the Pirate 10 yard line. With several ticks on the clock before halftime, Memphis lined up for the go-ahead field goal, and Vinny Zaccario spilt the uprights from 20 yards out for a 10-7 lead. The second half, however, was all East Carolina. The Pirates scored the first four times they had the ball after halftime to take a commanding lead. East Carolina took the lead for good on its first drive of the second half. The Pirates started on their own 43, and six plays later, Rob Kass hit Brandon Simmons for a 42yard scoring strike to put East Carolina in the lead at 13-10. After holding Memphis to a 3-and-out, the Pirates extended their lead. East Carolina started this drive on its own 39, and the possession ended when Kass connected with Dwayne Harris for a 28-yard touchdown for a 20-10 lead. The Pirates added a Ben Hartman 22-yard field goal a Norman Whitley 12-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter for the 30-10 final. As a result of the injuries, the Memphis offense did not get a rhythm for much of the game. The Tigers managed


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GAME NO. 9 - VS. SOUTHERN MISS

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SOUTHERN MISS MEMPHIS Memphis, Tenn. October 25, 2008

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — “To say that I am proud of my team would certainly be an understatement.” Those were the words Memphis head coach Tommy West spoke after his team’s gutsy performance in the Tigers’ 36-30 Conference USA win over rival Southern Miss before a crowd of 24,034 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. But, Tiger Nation should also be proud of its head coach and how he kept the team together and put it in a positive mindset for the game. When thrown the circumstances West faced, many coaches would have either thrown in the proverbial towel or shifted the program’s focus to the next season. Despite losing his top two quarterbacks the week prior, West’s sights remained on the 2008 campaign and getting this team back in the postseason hunt. With the win over the Golden Eagles, hope stayed alive for a fifth bowl appearance in the last six years for Memphis. The Tigers used a balanced offensive attack (285 yards rushing, 231 passing yards) en route to the win. For the fourth time in 2008, Curtis Steele rushed for over 100 yards, gaining 178 yards against the Golden Eagles. The 178-yard performance was Steele’s second-highest rushing output of the year behind his 203 yards in the win over Arkansas State. The Tigers’ quarterback tandem of Brett Toney and Tyler Bass complemented Steele’s ground game. The duo combined to throw for 232 yards on 17-of-26 passing and two touchdowns. Toney and Bass were pushed into signalcaller duties after Arkelon Hall (thumb) and Will Hudgens (knee) were injured in the Oct. 18 game at East Carolina. Bass also ran the ball 10 times for 51 yards and a score. Bass’ outstanding performance was cut short when he suffered a knee injury late in the third quarter. The injury was later diagnosed as a season-ending ACL tear. With two new quarterbacks playing the first significant

SOUTHERN MISS

RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Davis 8 121 0 70 15.1 Fletcher 14 100 1 31 7.1 Harrison 5 14 1 4 2.8 Morgan 1 -5 0 — -5.0 Totals 28 230 2 70 8.2 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Davis 21-40-1 186 2 59 0 Totals 21-40-1 186 2 59 0 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Brown 8 110 2 59 Parham 4 18 0 6 Banks 3 28 0 14 Baptiste 3 21 0 17 Fletcher 2 4 0 3 Nelson 1 5 0 5 Totals 21 186 2 59 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Barefoot 6 219 36.5 42 0 Totals 6 219 36.5 42 0 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Parham 1 5 0 5 Totals 1 5 0 5 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Parham 3 62 0 23 Harrison 2 52 0 37 Barton 2 27 0 16 Totals 7 141 0 37 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Wilson 1 0 0 0 Totals 1 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: McRath 16 (6-10), Hunter 15 (10-5), Smith 10 (5-5) Sacks: Barrgan 1.0-5, Gray 1.0-3

time of their careers, Memphis rallied from the start and jumped out to an early 14-0 lead in the first period. The Tigers — led by Toney — took the opening kickoff and drove 79 yards on seven plays for the game’s first score. Memphis scored when Toney hit Carlos Singleton from 14 yards out. On that first drive, Toney was 3-of-3 passing for 48 yards. The Memphis defense then took over and played as well on its first time on the field. The Tigers held Southern Miss to only eight yards and forced a Golden Eagle punt after a 3-and-out. The Tigers took possession again and drove for their second score. Inserting Bass as quarterback, Memphis went to its bag of offensive tricks, and it paid huge dividends. Facing a 3rd-and-8 on the Tiger 34, Bass hit Earnest Williams, who flipped the ball to Steele on a hook-and-ladder play that took Memphis to the Southern Miss 11. On the next play, Bass hit paydirt from 11 yards out for a 14-0 Tiger lead. The touchdown was Bass’ first of his career. Southern Miss, though, did not fold and scored the game’s next 10 points to cut the Tiger advantage to four at 14-10. Britt Barefoot got the Golden Eagles on the board with a 27-yard field goal early in the second quarter. The field goal attempt was set up after an Austin Davis 70-yard run put Southern Miss in the red zone. After the Golden Eagle defense halted the next Tiger possession, Southern Miss took over on its own 26. Four plays later, Davis took to the air and hit DeAndre Brown for a 59-yard touchdown with just over three minutes left before halftime. The Tigers responded with a quick scoring drive. Bass was 5-of-5 passing for 22 yards and connected with Singleton for a three-yard touchdown with :12 on the clock. Memphis held a 20-10 lead at the break. After intermission, the Golden Eagles turned the

MEMPHIS

RUSHING Att Yds TD Steele 29 178 2 Bass 10 51 1 Williams 2 20 0 Washington 1 12 0 Ross 2 11 0 Toney 4 8 0 Black 1 5 0 Jones, M. 2 0 0 Totals 51 285 3 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Toney 8-16-1 125 1 Bass 9-10-0 107 1 TEAM 0-1-0 0 0 Steele 1-1-0 -1 0 Totals 18-28-1 231 2 RECEIVING No Yds Singleton 7 64 Black 3 45 Calhoun 2 22 Jones, M. 2 22 Russell 2 4 Robinzine 1 19 Williams 1 -4 Steele 0 59 Totals 18 231 PUNTING No Yds Avg Sutherland 4 150 37.5 Totals 4 150 37.5 PUNT RETURNS No Yds Griffin 4 46 Totals 4 46 KO RETURNS No Yds Grandberry 3 50 Griffin 1 17 Totals 4 67 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds Weaver 1 16 Totals 1 16 Tackle Leaders: Griffin 10 (7-3), Starr 8 (4-4) Sacks: None

tables and jumped on the Tigers early in the second half. Two Southern Miss touchdowns — Davis to Brown eight-yard pass and Damion Fletcher 31-yard run — gave the visitors their first lead of the game at 24-23 just nine seconds into the final period. Steele and the Tigers, however, stepped up again. Steele scored on runs of 10 and 22 yards to give Memphis a commanding 36-24 lead with only 1:24 left. Steele scored the first touchdown to end a nine-play, 74-yard drive. His second score came after a Josh Weaver interception set up the Tiger offense at the Southern Miss 22 yard line. Steele then scored on the Tigers’ first play from scrimmage. Southern Miss scored the final touchdown when the clock was at 0:00 for the 36-30 final. Singleton led the Tiger receiving corps with seven catches for 64 yards and two scores. D.A. Griffin paced the Memphis defense with 10 stops. Davis led the Southern Miss offense with 186 yards passing (21-of-40) and 121 yards rushing. Brown was Davis’ favorite target with eight receptions for 110 yards and two touchdowns. Fletcher gained 100 yards on 14 carries.

SCORING SUMMARY

Southern Miss 0 10 7 Memphis 14 6 3 Attendance: 24,034; Weather: Clear, 56 o

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Avg 6.1 5.1 10.0 12.0 5.5 2.0 5.0 0.0 5.6 Sck 1 1 0 0 2 Lg 19 36 23 12 5 19 — 0 36 I20 2 2 Lg 30 30 Lg 19 17 19 Lg 16 16

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USM-UM Drive Chart (Plays/Yds/TOP) First Quarter 11:52 UM 8:08

UM

Singleton 14 pass from Toney 0-7 (Reagan kick) 7/79/3:08 Bass 11 run 0-14 (Reagan kick) 4/68/1:56

Second Quarter 10:08 USM Barefoot 27 FG Lg 22 11 11 12 10 10 5 2 22 Lg 36 14 0 — 36 TD 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 Lg 46 46 TD 0 0 TD 0 0 0 TD 0 0

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USM Harrison 1 run (Barefoot kick) 0:12 UM Singleton 3 pass from Bass (Reagan kick failed) Third Quarter 5:54 USM Brown 8 pass from Davis (Barefoot kick) 0:58 UM Reagan 43 FG Fourth Quarter 14:51 USM Fletcher 31 run (Barefoot kick) 10:42 UM Steele 10 run (Steele pass intercepted) 1:24 UM Steele 22 run (Reagan kick) 0:00 USM Brown 2 pass from Davis

3-14 6/77/3:10 10-14 5/74/2:26 10-20 12/75/2:48 17-20 13/65/4:59 17-23 10/54/4:56 24-23 3/61/1:03 24-29 9/74/4:05 24-36 1/22/0:07 30-36 12/78/1:19

FINAL TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Rushes-Yds Passing Yds Comp.-Att.-Int. Total Plays-Yds Avg./Play Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yds Punts-Avg. Punt Returns KO Returns Interceptions Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Sacks By

USM 19 10 9 0 28-230 186 21-40-1 68-416 6.1 0-0 4-40 6-36.5 1-5 7-141 1-0 24:15 5-16 3-3 2-8

UM 30 17 12 1 51-285 231 18-28-1 79-516 6.5 2-1 3-22 4-37.5 4-46 4-67 1-16 35:45 8-14 0-0 0-0


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GAME NO. 10 - AT SMU

MEMPHIS SMU Dallas, Texas November 8, 2008

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MEMPHIS

SMU RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg McKinney 7 25 0 11 3.6 Turner 3 25 0 11 8.3 Mitchell 1 5 0 5 5.0 Lunday 2 4 0 3 2.0 Willis 2 2 0 7 1.0 TEAM 1 -23 0 — -23.0 Totals 16 38 0 11 2.4 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Turner 19-31-0 228 2 35 0 Mitchell 5-7-0 83 1 53 0 Totals 24-38-0 311 3 53 0 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Beasley 6 66 2 21 Robinson 6 44 0 11 Sanders 5 107 1 53 Haynes 5 64 0 35 McKinney 2 30 0 17 Totals 24 311 3 53 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Morstead 4 162 40.5 41 1 Totals 4 162 40.5 41 1 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Willis 1 0 0 0 Totals 1 0 0 0 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Henderson 3 68 0 24 Martin 2 43 0 28 Totals 5 111 0 28 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg McCann 1 0 0 0 Totals 1 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: Banjo 12 (11-1), Smart 8 (7-1), Yenga 7 (6-1), Fleps 7 (5-2) Sacks: Fleming 1.0-4

SCORING SUMMARY

Memphis 14 0 7 10 — 31 SMU 7 6 7 6 — 26 Attendance: 18,224; Weather: Sunny and clear, 69o UM-SMU Drive Chart (Plays/Yds/TOP) First Quarter 8:31 UM Steele 2 run 7-0 (Reagan kick) 10/78/4:38 2:22 UM Ross 10 run 14-0 (Reagan kick) 8/36/3:51 1:37 SMU Sanders 53 pass from Mitchell 14-7 (Morstead kick) 2/62/0:40 Second Quarter 9:16 SMU Morstead 40 FG 14-10 9/45/4:56 0:00 SMU Morstead 38 FG 14-13 7/60/0:51 Third Quarter 6:51 UM Black 4 pass from Toney 21-13 (Reagan kick) 16/80/8:03 3:39 SMU Beasley 21 pass from Turner 21-20 (Morstead kick) 6/64/3:03 Fourth Quarter 12:59 UM Singleton 18 pass from Toney 28-20 (Reagan kick) 6/71/2:37 1:31 UM Reagan 24 FG 31-20 10/77/6:09 0:38 SMU Beasley 8 pass from Turner 31-26 (Turner rush failed) 5/55/0:44

FINAL TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Rushes-Yds Passing Yds Comp.-Att.-Int. Total Plays-Yds Avg./Play Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yds Punts-Avg. Punt Returns KO Returns Interceptions Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Sacks By

UM 24 15 6 3 55-306 130 9-19-1 74-436 5.9 0-0 6-62 2-42.0 2-16 4-94 0-0 36:56 9-15 1-2 0-0

SMU 20 4 14 2 16-38 311 24-38-0 54-349 6.5 0-0 3-32 4-40.5 1-0 5-111 1-0 23:04 3-9 0-1 1-4

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RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Steele 19 123 1 35 6.5 Ross 22 111 1 26 5.0 Washington 5 51 0 35 10.2 Black 3 18 0 9 6.0 Jones, M. 3 8 0 5 2.7 TEAM 1 -1 0 — -1.0 Toney 2 -4 0 — -2.0 Totals 55 306 2 35 5.6 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Toney 9-19-1 130 2 28 1 Totals 9-19-1 130 2 28 1 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Singleton 3 71 1 28 Black 2 11 1 7 Jones, M. 1 20 0 20 Calhoun 1 13 0 13 Washington 1 12 0 12 Steele 1 3 0 3 Totals 9 130 2 28 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Sutherland 2 84 42.0 49 1 Totals 2 84 42.0 49 1 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Griffin 2 16 0 15 Totals 2 16 0 15 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Grandberry 3 62 0 31 Steele 1 32 0 32 Totals 4 94 0 32 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Totals 0 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: Lamar 7 (6-1), Starr 7 (6-1), Jackson 4 (4-0), Mathis 4 (3-1) Sacks: None

SMU answered with a quick touchdown on a five-play, 55-yard drive that took only 44 seconds. The score cut the Tiger lead to 31-26, but with under a minute left, the Mustangs had to get the ball back and tried an onsides kickoff. However, Memphis covered the attempt and ran out the clock. In addition to Steele and Ross running the ball well, Washington had 51 yards on five carries. Toney’s favorite target was Singleton, who hauled in three catches for 71 yards and a score. Logan Turner led the SMU offensive attack with 228 yards on 19-of-31 passing. The Mustangs had four receivers that caught five or more passes. Emmanuel Sanders led the SMU receivers with 107 yards and one score. The Memphis defense held the SMU running game in check. The Tigers allowed the Mustangs only 38 yards rushing on 16 attempts. Leading the Tiger defense were Deante’ Lamar and Alton Starr, as each had a team-high seven tackles apiece. Chris Banjo led the SMU defense with a game-high 12 tackles. Bryan McCann had three tackles and the game’s only interception for SMU.

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DALLAS, Texas — In this age of college football where the high-powered offenses are spreading it out and tossing the ball all over the field, sometimes it is refreshing to see a team just line it up and run the ball to victory. Some coaches and analysts may call it “getting back to basics.” That’s exactly what head coach Tommy West and his Tigers did in their 31-26 Conference USA win at SMU before a crowd of 18,224 at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. In relying on its successful ground game, Memphis controlled the clock, and in turn, kept the Mustang offense off the field. The Tigers rushed for a season-high 306 yards and dominated the time of possession 36:56-23:04. Memphis’ 306 rushing yards were the most by a Tiger squad since it gained 351 yards in the 2005 Motor City Bowl victory over Akron. The 36:56 time of possession was the most by the Tigers against an NCAA Division I foe in 2008. The duo of Curtis Steele and Brandon Ross led the Memphis ground attack. Steele was the Tigers’ top rusher with 123 yards on 19 carries and a score, and Ross followed with career highs of 22 carries for 111 yards and a touchdown. Steele’s 123-yard performance put him over 1,000 yards for the season, becoming only the fourth Tiger in history to reach that milestone. Steele joined DeAngelo Williams (2003-05), Gerard Arnold (1998) and Dave Casinelli (1963) as the only Memphis rushers to gain 1,000 yards in a single season. While the Tiger running game grabbed the headlines, quarterback Brett Toney did a solid job of managing the game in the Memphis victory. Toney, who actually started the game in the receiver spot, was 9-of-19 passing for 130 yards and two touchdowns. His two touchdown passes came at key times for the Tigers, as both scores gave Memphis some breathing room in the second half.

Toney’s first touchdown connection opened the second half scoring for the Tigers and also stemmed the momentum SMU carried into halftime. Clinging to a 14-13 halftime lead, Toney directed a 16-play, 80-yard drive that ended when he hit Steven Black from four yards out for the touchdown. The drive was the opening possession of the second half and extended the Tigers’ lead to 21-13. After a late third-quarter SMU touchdown made the score 21-20, Toney and his Tigers responded early in the final period. Starting on its own 29, the Memphis offense — led by Toney — put together an impressive six-play, 71-yard drive to extend the advantage back to eight points at 28-20. Junior running back Brandon Washington picked up most of the yards on the drive with three carries for 39 yards, including a 35-yard rush on the first play of the drive. Washington’s yards pushed the Tigers inside the red zone at the SMU 18. At that point, Toney took to the air and connected with Carlos Singleton for an 18-yard scoring strike. The Mustangs tried to answer on the ensuing drive, but the Tigers made a defensive stand. SMU began the drive on its own 28 and drove to the Memphis 16. The Memphis defense, though, was up to the task and halted the Mustangs’ drive there, giving the ball back to the Tiger offense with just over seven minutes left. The Memphis offense took advantage, and it was Toney again that directed his offense to the game-clinching score. The Tigers ran the ball for most of the drive, but Toney hit Singleton for a key 28-yard pickup on a 3rd-and-3 to keep the drive going. Memphis moved the ball to the SMU 7, where Matt Reagan booted a 24-yard field goal to give the Tigers a 31-20 lead and put the game out of reach.


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GAME NO. 11 - VS. UCF

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UCF MEMPHIS Memphis, Tenn. November 22, 2008

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Coaches preach it all the time to their teams, “Don’t give away the game with turnovers and mistakes.” The reason coaches continually drill this into their players is that, when offenses are stuggling and defenses are in control, turnovers and miscues can determine a game’s outcome. That was the case in the Memphis-UCF contest, where the home-standing Tigers made the mistakes and the Knights took advantage of them. Memphis’ two miscues came in the first quarter and led to an early 14-0 UCF lead. The Knights held off the Tigers at arm’s length for the remainder of the contest en route to a 28-21 Conference USA victory before a crowd of 18,836 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. The loss not only snapped Memphis’ two-game win streak, but also put a snag in the Tigers’ hopes for a fifth bowl appearance in the last six years. Memphis now has to win its regular season finale against Tulane Nov. 29 to become bowl eligible. In the game, both offenses had a tough go of it, as the defenses dominated. The Tiger defense played an outstanding game, holding the Knight offense to only 194 yards. UCF managed only 73 rushing yards and 10 first downs. The 194 yards of total offense was the lowest by a Tiger NCAA Division I-A foe in 2008 (NCAA Division I-AA Nicholls State had 164 total yards). The Knight defense proved to be just as good. Memphis finished with 305 yards of total offense, marking only the second time this season the Tigers had fewer than 400 yards (184 yards versus East Carolina). After two-straight games (Southern Miss, SMU) of over 200 yards rushing, Memphis was held to only 122 yards on the ground. The

UCF RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Harvey 11 71 0 26 6.5 Murray 10 25 1 7 2.5 Williams 1 4 0 4 4.0 Davis 10 0 0 4 0.0 TEAM 1 -1 0 — -1.0 Weatherford 1 -7 0 — -7.0 Calabrese 6 -19 0 2 -3.2 Totals 40 73 1 26 1.8 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Calabrese 6-12-0 54 2 19 2 Weatherford 2-7-0 67 0 39 1 Totals 8-19-0 121 2 39 3 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Aiken 3 56 0 39 Watters 2 34 0 28 Williams 2 27 1 19 Kay 1 4 1 4 Totals 8 121 2 39 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Clingan 8 346 43.2 54 0 Totals 8 346 43.2 54 0 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Miller 1 14 0 — Burnett 1 0 0 0 Totals 2 14 0 — KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Burnett 3 61 0 28 Lubischer 1 3 0 3 Totals 4 64 0 28 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Burnett 1 42 0 42 Totals 1 42 0 42 Tackle Leaders: Rashad 11 (8-3), Miller 8 (4-4), Young 7 (5-2) Sacks: Wallace 1.0-3

Tiger offense also had only 16 first downs. The game began with three quick possessions that gained little yardage. UCF’s first drive was a 3-and-out with no yards, while Memphis’ first two drives picked up only 28 yards. However, the first Tiger miscue came at the end of Memphis’ second possession. Facing a 4th-and-2 at their own 44, the Tigers lined up to punt with quarterback Arkelon Hall to execute the rugby-style punt. Hall’s punt attempt was blocked by UCF’s Bruce Miller, and the Knights recovered the ball at the Memphis 30. UCF didn’t take long to make the Tigers pay for their mistake. On the drive’s first play, Brynn Harvey picked up 26 yards to put the Knights in scoring position at the Memphis 4. Two plays later, quarterback Rob Calabrese found Ricky Kay in the end zone for a fouryard touchdown pass and a 7-0 UCF lead. On the ensuing possession, the Tigers looked to answer the Knights’ score, but disaster struck again for the home team. After a Brandon Washington three-yard run on first down, Memphis went back to the ground game, but a mishandled exchange on a hand-off turned into a fumble. UCF’s Derrick Hallman picked up the loose ball and rumbled in from 26 yards out to give the visitors a 14-0 lead midway through the first quarter. The Tigers, though, responded this time, and it was quick. Starting on its own 31, Memphis took only three plays to hit paydirt. The Tigers scored when Hall hit Duke Calhoun for a 54-yard strike to cut the UCF lead in half at 14-7. On the play, Calhoun became only the third Tiger in the program’s history to tally 2,000 receiving yards for a career.

MEMPHIS

RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Hall 11 42 0 18 3.8 Steele 15 38 1 10 2.5 Jones, M. 3 22 0 9 7.3 Black 3 10 1 5 3.3 Jones, C. 2 5 0 3 2.5 Washington 1 3 0 3 3.0 Ross 2 2 0 3 1.0 Totals 37 122 2 18 3.3 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Hall 15-35-1 183 1 54 1 Black 0-1-0 0 0 0 0 TEAM 0-1-0 0 0 0 0 Totals 15-37-1 183 1 54 1 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Black 3 29 0 15 Williams 3 12 0 5 Calhoun 2 53 1 54 Ross 2 31 0 27 Jones, M. 1 19 0 19 Jones, C. 1 12 0 12 Singleton 1 11 0 11 Baker 1 10 0 10 Robinzine 1 6 0 6 Totals 15 183 1 54 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Sutherland 6 230 38.3 53 4 TEAM 1 0 0.0 0 0 Hall 0 0 0.0 0 0 Totals 7 230 32.9 53 4 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Griffin 5 38 0 15 Totals 5 38 0 15 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Griffin 5 89 0 33 Totals 5 89 0 33 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Totals 0 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: Longstreet 9 (5-4), Starr 9 (4-5), Grandberry 8 (4-4) Sacks: Jackson 2.5-21, Longstreet 0.5-3

After the flurry of points, both defenses got back to business. On the next six possessions, both offenses totaled just 62 yards combined. Despite little success throughout most of the second quarter, the Knight offense mounted one final drive before the halftime buzzer. UCF started at its own 18, and moved the ball to the Memphis 35, where it faced a 4th-and-17 with 1:58 left on the clock. The Knights went for it, and Joe Weatherford hit Brian Watters for 28 yards to the Tiger 7. Two plays later, Latavius Murray went in from a yard out for a 21-7 UCF lead at the break. The Knights added another touchdown just after intermission for a commanding 28-7 advantage, but the Tigers did not fold. Two touchdown runs by Steele (third quarter) and Steven Black (fourth quarter) got Memphis within striking distance for last eight minutes. The Tigers, though, were unable to put together a gametying touchdown drive and dropped a 28-21 decision to the Knights. Hall, who was playing for the first time since suffering a broken thumb Oct. 18, was 15-of-35 passing for 183 yards. He also ran for a team-high 42 yards on 11 carries. Steele played the game under the weather and had 38 yards on 15 rushes.

SCORING SUMMARY UCF 14 7 7 Memphis 7 0 7 Attendance: 18,836; Weather: Clear, 42 o

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UCF-UM Drive Chart (Plays/Yds/TOP) First Quarter 7:51 UCF Kay 4 pass from Calabrese 7-0 (Cattoi kick) 4/30/1:35 6:56 UCF Hallman 26 fumble return 14-0 (Cattoi kick) 5:40 UM Calhoun 54 pass from Hall 14-7 (Reagan kick) 3/69/1:10 Second Quarter 0:38 UCF Murray 1 run 21-7 (Cattoi kick) 12/82/5:19 Third Quarter 11:36 UCF Williams 19 pass from Calabrese 28-7 (Cattoi kick) 7/54/3:16 4:52 UM Steele 2 run 28-14 (Reagan kick) 11/38/4:12 Fourth Quarter 8:24 UM Black 3 run 28-21 (Reagan kick) 11/51/4:18

FINAL TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Rushes-Yds Passing Yds Comp.-Att.-Int. Total Plays-Yds Avg./Play Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yds Punts-Avg. Punt Returns KO Returns Interceptions Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Sacks By

UCF 10 5 5 0 40-73 121 8-19-0 59-194 3.3 5-1 6-70 8-43.2 2-14 4-64 1-42 27:55 6-16 1-1 1-3

UM 16 5 8 3 37-122 183 15-37-1 74-305 4.1 1-1 4-30 7-32.9 5-38 5-89 0-0 32:05 4-16 3-4 3-24


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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL

GAME NO. 12 - VS. TULANE

TULANE MEMPHIS Memphis, Tenn. November 29, 2008

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TULANE

MEMPHIS RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Steele 23 135 1 20 5.9 Washington 9 77 0 29 8.6 Ross 10 57 1 24 5.7 Jones, C. 8 45 0 11 5.6 Black 6 38 3 36 6.3 Jones, M. 2 21 1 13 10.5 Hall 2 6 0 12 3.0 Toney 1 4 0 4 4.0 West 2 1 0 1 0.5 TEAM 3 -5 0 — -1.7 Totals 66 379 6 36 5.7 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Hall 10-12-0 109 0 16 1 Totals 10-12-0 109 0 16 1 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Jones, M. 4 49 0 16 Black 2 27 0 14 Williams 1 9 0 9 Calhoun 1 9 0 9 Singleton 1 8 0 8 Onarheim 1 7 0 7 Totals 10 109 0 16 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Sutherland 1 46 46.0 46 0 Totals 1 46 46.0 46 0 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Griffin 4 34 0 14 Totals 4 34 0 14 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Griffin 2 75 0 50 Totals 2 75 0 50 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Jackson 1 20 0 20 Grandberry 1 0 0 0 Totals 2 20 0 20 Tackle Leaders: Starr 7 (4-3), Longstreet 6 (3-3), Patterson 6 (2-4), Bowens 6 (2-4) Sacks: Bowens 1.0-8, Lawson 1.0-2

SCORING SUMMARY Tulane 0 0 6 0 — 6 Memphis 14 14 10 7 — 45 Attendance: 15,012; Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 52o TLN-UM Drive Chart (Plays/Yds/TOP) First Quarter 8:51 UM M. Jones 13 run 0-7 (Reagan kick) 11/84/4:12 2:39 UM Steele 9 run 0-14 (Reagan kick) 6/40/2:23 Second Quarter 14:54 UM Black 36 run 0-21 (Reagan kick) 6/69/2:30 2:50 UM Black 2 run 0-28 (Reagan kick) 12/80/5:45 Third Quarter 9:10 UM Reagan 22 FG 0-31 11/68/5:45 4:09 TLN Robottom 8 run 6-31 (Thevenot kick failed) 12/86/4:54 0:56 UM Black 1 run 6-38 (Reagan kick) 9/45/3:03 Fourth Quarter 7:16 UM Ross 1 run 6-45 (Reagan kick) 11/50/5:24

FINAL TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Rushes-Yds Passing Yds Comp.-Att.-Int. Total Plays-Yds Avg./Play Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yds Punts-Avg. Punt Returns KO Returns Interceptions Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Sacks By

TLN 10 3 7 0 21-45 177 14-24-2 45-222 4.9 2-1 5-31 4-50.5 1-4 8-166 0-0 22:24 3-9 1-1 1-6

UM 32 22 6 4 66-379 109 10-12-0 78-488 6.3 2-0 2-20 1-46.0 4-34 2-75 2-20 37:36 9-14 1-1 2-10

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RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg McDonald 7 23 0 8 3.3 Robottom 2 15 1 8 7.5 Mitchell 1 11 0 11 11.0 Austin 6 8 0 6 1.3 King 1 -1 0 — -1.0 Elliott 1 -2 0 — -2.0 Moore 3 -9 0 2 -3.0 Totals 21 45 1 11 2.1 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Moore 11-19-2 153 0 39 1 Elliott 2-4-0 14 0 8 1 Robottom 1-1-0 10 0 10 0 Totals 14-24-2 177 0 39 2 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg King 5 92 0 39 Sparks 2 34 0 28 Robottom 2 14 0 9 Mitchell 2 14 0 8 Batiste 1 11 0 11 Moore 1 10 0 10 Austin 1 2 0 2 Totals 14 177 0 39 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Thevenot 4 202 50.5 59 1 Totals 4 202 50.5 59 1 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Robottom 1 4 0 4 Totals 1 4 0 4 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Robottom 8 166 0 28 Totals 8 166 0 28 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Totals 0 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: Echebelem 13 (8-5), Holland 11 (6-5), Skehan 10 (6-4) Kwentua 9 (7-2) Sacks: Kwentua 1.0-6

second period. The senior then capped the first half scoring with a two-yard run for a 28-0 advantage with only 2:50 left before the break. Both touchdown runs came off direct snaps to Black. After a Matt Reagan field goal pushed the Tiger lead to 31-0, Tulane got on the board with an eight-yard scoring run from Casey Robottom with 4:09 left in the third quarter. Memphis answered with another Black touchdown for a 38-6 lead. This time, Black scored from one yard out for his touchdown hat trick. Brandon Ross finished the scoring for Memphis with a one-yard touchdown run midway through the final period. Tiger quarterback Arkelon Hall was 10-of-12 passing for 109 yards. Maurice Jones had four receptions for 49 yards to lead the Memphis receiving corps. Quarterback Kevin Moore led the Tulane offense with 153 yards on 11-of-19 passing. Moore’s favorite target was Brian King, who had 92 yards on five receptions. Alton Starr led the Memphis defense with seven hits. Jeremy Longstreet, Brandon Patterson and Winston Bowens each had six tackles. Bowens and Lester Lawson had one sack apiece for the Tigers.

2008 REVIEW

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Well, Tiger fans, let’s go bowling! Again. For the fifth time in the last six seasons, Memphis is heading to a bowl. And, for Tiger Nation, it’s becoming old hat to go to a bowl game, and that’s one of the traditions Tommy West wanted to create when he took over as head coach in 2001. “The good thing is now we expect to go to a bowl,” said West in his postgame press conference. “We’ve created that now. Anything less than that (a bowl game) now would be a big disappointment.” A loss in the regular season finale to Tulane would have been a major disappointment. A setback would have been a losing season, no bowl bid and a bitter taste in the mouths of the outgoing seniors who were playing the final home game of their careers. The Tigers and their fans didn’t fret too much. Memphis dominated the out-manned Green Wave en route to a convincing 45-6 Conference USA victory before a crowd of 15,012 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Senior Day. Reminiscent of the 2005 regular season finale in which it threw only three passes in a 26-3 victory over Marshall, Memphis used a similar game plan against Tulane and had only 12 pass attempts. The Tigers kept the ball on the ground versus the Green Wave and piled up a season-high 379 rushing yards. In fact, Memphis rushed for 207 yards on 30 carries in the first half alone. It was the first time Memphis had a 200-yard rushing half since the second half of the 2005 Motor City Bowl when the Tigers ran for 252 yards. Memphis’ ground game produced points — and a lot of them — in the win. The Tigers scored six touchdowns via the run, and the six rushing scores were tied for the third-most in a single game in the program’s history. The

last time Memphis had six rushing touchdowns in a single game was all the way back in the 1972 campaign. That year, the Tigers had six rushing touchdowns versus Wichita State and Tulsa. Leading the Tiger ground attack was Curtis Steele, who gained 135 yards on 23 carries and had a score. It was his sixth 100-yard rushing game of the season and tied him with Gerard Arnold, Paul Gowen and Larry Porter for the fourth-most, 100yard rushing games in a season (6). Brandon Washington (77 yards), Brandon Ross (57 yards) and Charlie Jones (45 yards) also helped the Tigers dominate the ground game. Steven Black, one of Memphis’ top receivers, got the rushing “bug” with 38 yards on seven carries and three touchdowns. The game was Black’s first career multiple touchdown performance, and he also became the first Tiger to rush for three touchdowns in a game since Joseph Doss did so in the 2006 season finale at UTEP. While the Tigers had their way on the ground, the Memphis defense swarmed and stifled the Tulane offense. The Green Wave managed only 222 yards of total offense, including just 45 yards on the ground. Tulane also had just 10 first downs and 22:24 time of possession. The Tiger defense recovered one fumble and picked off two Green Wave passes. All three Tulane turnovers led to Memphis touchdowns. The Tigers jumped out to a 28-0 lead by the intermission, hitting paydirt on four of their five first-half possessions. Maurice Jones and Steele each scored one touchdown in the first quarter for a 14-0 Memphis advantage. The second quarter turned into showtime for Black. His first touchdown was a career-long 36-yard scamper to give the Tigers a 21-0 lead just six seconds into the


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GAME NO. 13 - VS. USF

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MEMPHIS USF St. Petersburg, Fla. December 20, 2008

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — This was the bowl game head coach Tommy West wanted for his program. Sure, he and his Tigers enjoyed their bowl trips four of the previous five years. But, this invitation to the inaugural magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl was — in Coach West’s eyes — an opportunity to see where Memphis stood on the national scene, no matter the game’s outcome. The bowl game had Memphis playing its first BCS league foe in school postseason history, as the Tigers faced the USF Bulls. While the previous bowl trips were important in their own right, Coach West believed this bowl would set the course for the direction of the program’s future. The Bulls won the game 41-14 before a predominantly pro-USF crowd of 25,205 at Tropicana Field, home of the MLB American League champion Tampa Bay Rays. The appearance at Tropicana Field made history for the Tigers, as it was the first time Memphis played in a Major League Baseball stadium. As for the game, it pitted one of the nation’s best rushing offenses (Memphis) against one of the country’s top rushing defenses (USF), and on this day, the defense won the battle. The Tigers entered the contest averaging over 200 yards via their ground game, but the Bulls had the nation’s ninth-best rushing defense and it showed. USF held Memphis to only 66 yards on 30 carries, and Tiger running back Curtis Steele, a 1,000-yard rusher, gained most of those with 48 yards on 12 rushes. While the Bulls’ defense shut down the Memphis offense, the Tiger defense had no answer for USF quarterback Matt Grothe, who was named the bowl game’s MVP. Grothe was 17-of-24 passing for 236 yards and

MEMPHIS RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Steele 12 48 0 13 4.0 Ross 7 11 0 6 1.6 Hall 3 6 1 4 2.0 Williams, E. 1 2 0 2 2.0 Jones, C. 2 1 0 2 0.5 Robinzine 1 1 0 1 1.0 Toney 4 -3 0 4 -0.8 Totals 30 66 1 13 2.2 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Hall 15-31-0 154 1 21 0 Toney 3-3-0 18 0 11 1 Black 0-1-0 0 0 0 0 Totals 18-35-0 172 1 21 1 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Calhoun 6 39 1 11 Black 4 23 0 9 Onarheim 3 15 0 11 Singleton 2 32 0 21 Steele 1 49 0 6 Ross 1 14 0 14 Williams 1 0 0 0 Totals 18 172 1 21 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Sutherland 8 337 42.1 56 0 Totals 8 337 42.1 56 0 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Totals 0 0 0 — KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Grandberry 2 30 0 18 Griffin 6 107 0 25 Totals 8 137 0 25 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Totals 0 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: Patterson 9 (5-4), Jackson 6 (5-1), Griffin 6 (5-1), Turner 6 (4-2), Davis 6 (3-3) Sacks: Jackson 1-7, Turner 1-6, Longstreet 1-10

three touchdowns and rushed for 83 yards on 15 carries. He also had one reception for 14 yards. Grothe did all of his damage in the first three quarters, as he sat out the final period. The Bulls got started early and never looked back. On the game’s opening kickoff, USF’s Dontavia Bogan took Matt Reagan’s kickoff at the 1 yard line and returned it 56 yards to the Memphis 43. Three plays later, the Bulls were on the board when Grothe hit Taurus Johnson with a 28-yard scoring strike for a 7-0 lead. The USF scoring drive only took 1:02 off the clock. Later on in the first period, USF struck again on a short six-play drive. Grothe was 3-of-3 passing for 57 yards in putting the Bulls at the Memphis 4 yard line. From there, Ben Williams gained the final four yards and increased the USF lead to 14-0. However, West’s Tigers did not go away. On the ensuing drive, Memphis marched 73 yards on six plays and cut the USF advantage in half at 14-7. The drive only took 2:19, and it ended when Tiger quarterback Arkelon Hall hit paydirt from three yards out. The Bulls, though, took the momentum back on their next possession. After striking quickly on its first two scoring drives, USF put together a lengthy 14-play, 63-yard possession that ended in a Maikon Bonani 23-yard field goal for a 17-7 advantage. The drive took 5:51 off the clock. After holding the Tigers on their next possession, USF had another five-minute scoring drive — this time, 5:24 — that culminated in a Grothe-to-Ben Busbee 13-yard touchdown connection to give the Bulls a 24-7 lead with only 4:15 left before halftime. Again, the Tigers mounted a response. With a little

USF

RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Grothe 15 83 0 32 Ford 8 34 0 25 Plancher 7 31 1 11 Taylor 4 30 0 29 Gregory 6 21 0 10 Williams 6 18 1 9 Johnson 1 11 0 11 Love 1 5 0 5 TEAM 1 -1 0 0 Totals 49 232 2 32 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Grothe 17-24-0 236 3 26 Gregory 2-5-0 14 0 11 Wilson 1-1-0 14 0 14 Totals 20-30-0 264 3 26 RECEIVING No Yds TD Mitchell 4 60 0 Johnson 4 40 1 Bogan 3 51 1 Busbee 2 34 1 Williams 2 21 0 Hester 1 22 0 Grothe 1 14 0 Hill 1 11 0 Edwards 1 8 0 Richardson 1 3 0 Totals 20 264 3 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg Grothe 1 29 29.0 29 Alvarado 1 43 43.0 43 Totals 2 72 36.0 43 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Edwards 3 16 0 Wilson 2 13 0 Totals 5 29 0 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Bogan 2 71 0 Totals 2 71 0 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Totals 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: McKenzie 11 (6-5), Young 6 (5-1) Sacks: Hampton 0.5-3, Bedford 0.5-3

Avg 5.5 4.2 4.4 7.5 3.5 3.0 11.0 5.0 -1.0 4.7 Sck 3 0 0 3 Lg 19 26 24 21 12 22 14 11 8 3 26 I20 1 1 2 Lg 12 15 15 Lg 56 56 Lg 0

over four minutes before intermission, Memphis started on its own 20, and Hall led the way. The Tiger quarterback was 7-of-10 passing for 60 yards, including a two-yard touchdown pass to Duke Calhoun with 0:08 left in the second quarter. The score cut the USF lead to 24-14 at the break and pulled momentum back to the Tigers’ side. That momentum, however, swung back to the Bulls in the third quarter. The USF defense held Memphis to only 60 yards on its first two second-half drives, while the Bulls’ offense capitalized with 10 points to increase their lead to 34-14 by the end of the third quarter. Bonani added a 37-yard field goal midway through the third quarter, and Grothe threw his third touchdown pass near the end of the period to put the contest out of reach. The Bulls added a final touchdown early in the fourth quarter for the 41-14 final. Hall was 15-of-31 passing for 154 yards and one score. Calhoun was the Tigers’ leading receiver with a game-high six catches for 39 yards and one touchdown. Brandon Patterson led the Tiger defense with nine tackles. Grothe’s primary targets were Carlton Mitchell (60 yards) and Johnson (40 yards, 1 TD), who each had four receptions. Tyron McKenzie led the USF defense with a game-best 11 tackles.

SCORING SUMMARY Memphis 7 7 0 USF 14 10 10 Attendance: 25,205; Weather: Indoors

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UM-USF Drive Chart (Plays/Yds/TOP) First Quarter 13:58 USF Johnson 26 pass from Grothe 0-7 (Bonani kick) 3/43/1:02 4:28 USF Williams 3 run 0-14 (Bonani kick) 6/57/2:28 2:09 UM A. Hall 3 run 7-14 (Reagan kick) 6/73/2:19 Second Quarter 11:18 USF Bonani 23 FG 7-17 14/63/5:51 4:15 USF Busbee 13 pass from Grothe 7-24 (Bonani kick) 13/77/5:24 0:08 UM Calhoun 2 pass from Hall 14-24 (Reagan kick) 15/79/4:07 Third Quarter 8:36 USF Bonani 37 FG 14-27 10/49/4:39 1:50 USF Bogan 24 pass from Grothe 14-34 (Bonani kick) 8/71/4:47 Fourth Quarter 12:40 USF Plancher 2 run 14-41 (Bonani kick) 9/53/3:37

FINAL TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Rushes-Yds Passing Yds Comp.-Att.-Int. Total Plays-Yds Avg./Play Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yds Punts-Avg. Punt Returns KO Returns Interceptions Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Sacks By

UM 15 3 9 3 30-66 172 18-35-0 65-238 3.7 0-0 3-25 8-42.1 0-0 8-137 0-0 25:16 5-15 0-2 3-23

USF 29 14 14 1 49-232 264 20-30-0 79-496 6.3 1-1 7-70 2-36.0 5-29 2-71 0-0 34:44 7-13 0-1 1-6


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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL 2008 RESULTS

Date 8/30 9/6 9/13 9/20 9/27 10/2 10/10 10/18 10/25 11/8 11/22 11/29 12/20

Opponent Score Att. at Ole Miss L, 41-24 56,127 Rice* (CBS C) L, 42-35 28,351 at Marshall* (CSS) L, 17-16 27,349 Nicholls State W, 31-10 22,167 Arkansas State W, 29-17 26,376 at UAB* (CBS C) W, 33-30 19,901 Louisville (ESPN) L, 35-28 40,248 at East Carolina* (CSS) L, 30-10 41,216 Southern Miss* (CBS C) W, 36-30 24,034 at SMU* W, 31-26 18,224 UCF* L, 28-21 18,836 Tulane* (CSS) W, 45-6 15,012 vs. USF^ (ESPN2) L, 41-14 25,205 * Conference USA games ^St. Petersburg Bowl Overall Attendance: 363,046 (27,927) Home: 175,024 (25,003) Away/Neutral: 188,022 (31,337)

TEAM STATISTICS OPPONENTS 218 100/108 10 4599 775 59.6 5.9 353.8 1987 2296 309 426 4.7 152.8 20 2612 349-190-7 7.5 13.7 200.9 19 68/40.7/1 36.3 5.2 25/142/5.7 67/1341/20.0 5.2 12/220/18.3 20/11 73/724 55.7 61/162/37.7 27:12 0

7 2 12 13 8 13 5 13 6 13 13

2 87 117

3 75 81

4 98 86

G 13 8 10 10 11 13

ATT 218 58 53 35 76 16

YDG 1253 304 262 220 284 88

YDL 30 8 7 16 84 7

3.8 5.6 5.6 5.6 4.0 1.0 0.5 -0.1 -1.6 4.7 4.7

1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 20

20 15 13 23 4 1 1 10 0 46 70

11.4 39.5 5.2 4.3 0.5 0.1 0.2 -0.1 -1.3 194.8 152.8

Arkelon Hall Brett Toney Will Hudgens Tyler Bass Steven Black Team Carlos Singleton Brian Hall Maurice Jones Curtis Steele Memphis Opponents

G 11 13 7 2 13 6 13 8 12 13 13 13

CMP 191 31 10 10 2 0 0 1 1 1 247 190

ATT 335 53 24 13 4 3 2 1 1 1 437 349

INT 7 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 7

PCT 57.0 58.5 41.7 76.9 50.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 56.5 54.4

YDS 2275 338 123 101 19 0 0 35 1 -1 2891 2612

TD 12 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 20 19

LG 54 36 43 14 15 0 0 35 1 0 54 64

AVG/G 206.8 26.0 17.6 50.5 1.5 0.0 0.0 4.4 0.1 -0.1 222.4 200.9

G 13 13 13 12 13 13 12 13 13 8 11 10 8 9 10 13 13

Carlos Singleton Duke Calhoun Steven Black Maurice Jones Earnest Williams Carlton Robinzine Brett Russell Curtis Steele Deven Onarheim Brandon Ross Arkelon Hall Charlie Jones Brian Hall Cam Baker Brandon Washington Memphis Opponents

NO 52 40 36 33 29 16 12 8 6 4 3 3 2 2 1 247 190

YDS 791 487 286 490 249 127 73 187 34 55 20 13 51 16 12 2891 2612

AVG 15.2 12.2 7.9 14.8 8.6 7.9 6.1 23.4 5.7 13.8 6.7 4.3 25.5 8.0 12.0 11.7 13.7

TD 5 3 2 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 20 19

LG 48 54 36 53 30 20 15 19 11 27 15 12 42 10 12 54 64

AVG/G 60.8 37.5 22.0 40.8 19.2 9.8 6.1 14.4 2.6 6.9 1.8 1.3 6.4 1.8 1.2 222.4 200.9

PUNTING G 13 7 13 11 13 13

Brent Sutherland Will Hudgens Team Arkelon Hall Memphis Opponents

NO 52 7 1 0 60 68

YDS 2127 333 0 0 2460 2768

AVG 40.9 47.6 0.0 0.0 41.0 40.7

LG 58 61 0 0 61 59

TB 4 3 0 0 7 4

FC 7 0 0 0 7 11

IN20 14 4 0 0 18 20

BLK 0 0 0 1 1 1

PUNT RETURNS

OT 0 0

YDS 1223 296 255 204 200 81

80 79 62 56 4 1 1 -1 -8 2533 1987

RECEIVING

Total 353 353

Game 27.2 27.2

RUSHING

Curtis Steele Brandon Ross Charlie Jones Brandon Washington Arkelon Hall Steven Black

3 3 2 3 0 0 0 31 8 202 309

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1 93 69

83 82 64 59 4 1 1 30 0 2735 2296

PASSING

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Memphis Opponents

21 14 11 10 1 1 2 19 5 540 426

AVG 5.6 5.1 4.8 5.8 2.6 5.1

TD 7 2 6 0 3 4

LG AVG/G 46 94.1 26 37.0 17 25.5 35 20.4 19 18.2 36 6.2

D.A. Griffin Earnest Williams Memphis Opponents

G 13 13 13 13

NO 23 6 29 25

YDS 190 31 221 142

AVG 8.3 5.2 7.6 5.7

TD 0 0 0 0

LG 30 10 30 25

FIELD GOALS

Matt Reagan Vinny Zaccario Memphis Opponents

G 9 6 13 13

10-29 5-5 3-3 8-8 7-8

30-39 1-3 2-2 3-5 5-6

40-49 2-3 1-3 3-6 2-4

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MEMPHIS 309 149/131 29 5424 977 75.2 5.6 417.2 2533 2735 202 540 4.7 194.8 25 2891 437-247-12 6.6 11.7 222.4 20 60/41.0/1 36.3 4.6 29/221/7.6 57/1069/18.8 4.4 7/56/8.0 12/5 59/519 39.9 91/196/46.4 32:48 0

First Downs Rushing/Passing Penalty Total Net Yards Total Plays Plays per Game Avg per Play Avg per Game Net Rushing Yards Rushing Yds Gained Rushing Yds Lost Total Attempts Avg per Attempt Avg per Game TDs Rushing Net Passing Yards Att/Comp/Int Avg per Pass Avg per Catch Avg per Game TDs Passing Punts/Avg/Blk Net Punting Avg Punts per Game Punt Ret/Yds/Avg Kickoff Ret/Yds/Avg Returns Per Game Interceptions/Yds/Avg Fumbles/Lost Penalties/Yds Yds Penalized/Game 3rd Dwn Cnv/Att/Pct Time of Possession Avg 2 PT Safety

Will Hudgens Tyler Bass Maurice Jones Earnest Williams Brian Hall Carlton Robinzine Turner West Brett Toney Team Memphis Opponents

50+ 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

TOT 8-11 6-8 14-19 14-18

LG BLK 44 1 40 1 44 2 47 1


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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL KICKOFF RETURNS G 13 13 13 13 12 12 13 13

Michael Grandberry D.A. Griffin Earnest Williams Curtis Steele Tommy Phelps Jonathan Simpson Memphis Opponents

NO 31 18 4 2 1 1 57 67

YDS 575 383 45 50 6 10 1069 1341

ALL-PURPOSE AVG 18.5 21.3 11.2 25.0 6.0 10.0 18.8 20.0

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

LG 34 50 16 32 6 10 50 95

TOTAL OFFENSE

Arkelon Hall Curtis Steele Brett Toney Brandon Ross Charlie Jones Brandon Washington Will Hudgens Tyler Bass Steven Black Maurice Jones Earnest Williams Brian Hall Turner West Carlton Robinzine Team Memphis Opponents

G 11 13 13 8 10 10 7 2 13 12 13 8 5 13 6 13 13

PLAYS 411 219 72 58 53 35 45 27 20 12 10 2 2 1 8 977 775

RUSH 200 1223 -1 296 255 204 80 79 81 62 56 4 1 1 -8 2533 1987

PASS 2275 -1 338 0 0 0 123 101 19 1 0 35 0 0 0 2891 2612

TOTAL 2475 1222 337 296 255 204 203 180 100 63 56 39 1 1 -8 5424 4599

AVG 225.0 94.0 25.9 37.0 25.5 20.4 29.0 90.0 7.7 5.2 4.3 4.9 0.2 0.1 -1.3 417.2 353.8

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INTERCEPTIONS G 13 13 13 13 10 13 13 13

Michael Grandberry Alton Starr Brandon Patterson Deante’ Lamar Greg Jackson Josh Weaver Memphis Opponents

NO 2 1 1 1 1 1 7 12

YDS 0 0 16 4 20 16 56 220

AVG 0.0 0.0 16.0 4.0 20.0 16.0 8.0 18.3

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

LG 0 0 16 4 20 16 20 69

SCORING

Matt Reagan Curtis Steele Earnest Williams Steven Black Charlie Jones Carlos Singleton Vinny Zaccario Arkelon Hall Maurice Jones Duke Calhoun Brandon Ross Will Hudgens Tyler Bass Memphis Opponents

TD 0 7 6 6 6 5 0 4 4 3 2 1 1 45 45

FG 8-11 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 6-8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 14-19 14-18

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{-----------------PATS-------------------} KICK RUSH RCV PASS DXP 31-32 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-1 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 10-11 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-1 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 41-43 0-0 0 0-2 0 39-41 0-2 1 1-1 0

SAF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 55 42 36 36 36 30 28 24 24 18 12 6 6 353 353

Curtis Steele Carlos Singleton Michael Grandberry D.A. Griffin Maurice Jones Duke Calhoun Earnest Williams Steven Black Brandon Ross Charlie Jones Arkelon Hall Brandon Washington Carlton Robinzine Will Hudgens Tyler Bass Brett Russell Brian Hall Deven Onarheim Greg Jackson Cam Baker Brandon Patterson Josh Weaver Jonathan Simpson Tommy Phelps Deante’ Lamar Turner West Brett Toney Team Memphis Opponents

G 13 13 13 13 12 13 13 13 8 10 11 10 13 7 2 12 8 13 10 9 13 13 12 12 13 5 13 6 13 13

RUSH 1223 0 0 0 62 0 56 81 296 255 200 204 1 80 79 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -1 -8 2533 1987

REC 187 791 0 0 490 487 249 286 55 13 20 12 127 0 0 73 51 34 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2891 2612

PR 0 0 0 190 0 0 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 221 142

KOR 50 0 575 383 0 0 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 6 0 0 0 0 1069 1341

IR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 16 16 0 0 4 0 0 0 56 220

TOT 1460 791 575 573 552 487 381 367 351 268 220 216 128 80 79 73 55 34 20 16 16 16 10 6 4 1 -1 -8 6770 6302

AVG/G 112.3 60.8 44.2 44.1 46.0 37.5 29.3 28.2 43.9 26.8 20.0 21.6 9.8 11.4 39.5 6.1 6.9 2.6 2.0 1.8 1.2 1.2 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.2 -0.1 -1.3 520.8 484.8

DEFENSE UT AT TOT TFL Alton Starr 52 38 90 6.0-15 Jeremy Longstreet 40 40 80 5.5-25 Brandon Patterson 29 42 71 0.5-1 D.A. Griffin 37 27 64 2.5-7 Winston Bowens 21 34 55 6.5-19 Greg Jackson 32 20 52 11.5-46 Clinton McDonald 17 22 39 7.5-56 Deante’ Lamar 28 7 35 1.0-3 Michael Grandberry 24 10 34 . Corey Mills 10 16 26 2.0-6 Josh Weaver 10 15 25 1.0-6 Jada Brown 13 11 24 3.5-20 Freddie Barnett 11 12 23 3.5-11 Lester Lawson 12 9 21 5.5-21 Tommy Phelps 8 13 21 1.5-3 Steven Turner 7 13 20 1.5-7 LeRico Mathis 15 5 20 1.0-1 Frank Trotter 10 8 18 3.5-9 Darius Davis 9 6 15 . Greg Terrell 9 4 13 1.5-4 Jeremy Rockette 6 5 11 . Joel McCleod 3 7 10 1.5-3 Malcolm Jones 5 2 7 . Curtis Echols 2 3 5 . Dasmine Cathey 3 2 5 . Demetrius Culpepper 4 1 5 . Maurice Jones 3 1 4 . Steven Black 4 0 4 . Brandon Douglas 1 3 4 1.0-3 Clay Lee 1 2 3 . Brett Toney 1 1 2 . Keenan Bratcher 0 2 2 . Curtis Steele 1 0 1 . Deven Onarheim 1 0 1 . John Michael Bryant 0 1 1 . Matt Reagan 1 0 1 . Tony Bell 0 1 1 . Brian Hall 1 0 1 . Jonathan Simpson 1 0 1 . Arkelon Hall 1 0 1 . Carlton Robinzine 1 0 1 . Michael Denning 1 0 1 . Tyler Bass 1 0 1 . Carlos Singleton 1 0 1 . Lavaris Edwards 0 0 0 . Memphis 437 383 820 68-266 Opponents 576 434 1010 68.0-210

SK INT PB QB FR FF BL SF . 1-0 4 1 1-0 . . . 1.5-13 . . 3 1-0 2 . . . 1-16 3 1 2-0 . . . . . 4 . 1-10 1 . . 2.0-12 . . 1 . . . . 4.0-29 1-20 1 2 1-0 1 . . 7.0-55 . . 2 . 1 . . . 1-4 6 1 . . . . . 2-0 4 . . 1 . . 1.5-5 . . 1 . . . . 0.5-5 1-16 1 . . . . . 2.0-19 . 1 . . 1 . . 1.0-5 . 1 . . . . . 2.0-16 . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . 1.0-6 . . 2 3-0 . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1-0 . 1 . . . . 1 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.5-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . 23-167 7-56 27 16 11-10 11 2 0 17-91 12-220 49 10 5-47 7 4 0


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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL IN THE RED ZONE

TURNOVERS

THIRD DOWN CONVERSIONS

Memphis Total Scores Touchdowns 38, Field Goals 10

Takeaways 18; Giveaways 17 Points Off Turnovers Memphis 69 (TD 9, FG 2) Opponent 41 (TD 5, FG 2)

Non-Scores Missed Field Goals 2 Loss of Downs 1 Clock 1 Turnovers 3 (Fumbles 1, Interceptions 2)

Yards 1-3 4-6 7-10 11+ Total

Points Off Turnovers Per Game Memphis 5.3 Opponents 3.2

Opponent Total Scores Touchdowns 27, Field Goals 12

Made/Att. 43-58 18-49 24-65 6-24 91-196

FOURTH DOWN CONVERSIONS Yards 1-3 4-6 7-10 11+ Total

Opponent Non-Scores Missed Field Goals 2 Loss of Downs 2 Clock 0 Turnovers 0 (Fumbles 0, Interceptions 0)

Pct. .741 .367 .369 .250 .464

Made/Att. 6-7 3-7 0-4 1-1 10-19

Pct. .857 .429 .000 1.00 .526

DRIVE CHART Drives Made Missed Started TD FG FG PUNT Arkelon Hall (QB) 114 31 11 4 42 Will Hudgens (QB) 6 1 0 0 2 Brett Toney (QB) 29 8 2 1 10 Tyler Bass (QB) 7 2 1 0 1 Maurice Jones (WR)* 5 2 0 0 1 Steven Black (WR)* 1 0 0 0 1 Curtis Steele (RB)* 2 1 0 0 1 * - First play of drive was a direct snap with QB lined up at wide receiver

DOWN 6 1 2 0 0 0 0

Drives Ended By TURN CLOCK 12 6 1 1 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

SAF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Points Scored 248 7 58 16 14 0 7

Pts./ Drive 2.2 1.2 2.0 2.3 2.8 0.0 3.5

Drive Efficiency .368 .167 .345 .429 .400 .000 .500

KICKOFFS Matt Reagan Vinny Zaccario

No. 36 35

Ret. 34 33

OB 2 0

TB 0 1

FC 0 0

OSK 0 0

Avg. Depth 10.9 (393) 18.5 (628)

Avg. DriveStart 30.4 (1096) 37.7 (1282)

Game

1st Downs

T.O.P

24 41 35 42 16 17 31 10 29 17 33 30 28 35 10 30 36 30 31 26 21 28 45 6 14 41

28 19 22 24 26 16 31 8 24 16 24 16 27 13 10 18 30 19 24 20 16 10 32 10 15 29

33:40 26:20 34:39 25:21 30:57 29:03 38:08 21:52 27:50 32:10 30:29 29:31 33:30 26:30 29:38 30:22 35:45 24:15 36:56 23:04 32:05 27:55 37:36 22:24 25:16 34:44

Rushing (No.-Yds-TD) 40-188-1 36-216-3 37-150-2 27-112-3 29-94-0 33-179-1 54-276-3 33-117-0 41-243-3 40-179-2 36-192-0 36-220-3 30-130-1 30-166-0 34-102-1 37-180-2 51-285-3 28-230-2 55-306-2 16-38-0 37-122-2 40-73-1 66-379-6 21-45-1 30-66-1 49-232-2

Passing (Cmp-Att-Yds-TD-INT) 24-44-265-2-2 11-23-222-2-0 29-39-373-3-2 26-44-318-1-2 29-54-368-1-0 14-29-224-1-0 16-31-173-1-0 2-5-47-0-0 12-29-210-0-1 11-23-173-0-1 19-30-244-4-2 14-25-235-1-0 34-56-351-3-1 13-25-133-2-1 14-23-82-0-1 12-24-201-2-0 18-28-231-2-1 21-40-186-2-1 9-19-130-2-1 24-38-311-3-0 15-37-183-1-1 8-19-121-2-0 10-12-109-0-0 14-24-177-0-2 18-35-172-1-0 20-30-264-3-0

Total Offense (TP-Yds-TD) 84-453-3 59-438-5 76-523-5 71-430-4 83-462-1 62-403-2 85-449-4 38-164-0 70-453-3 63-352-2 66-436-4 61-455-3 86-481-4 55-299-2 57-184-1 61-381-4 79-516-5 68-416-4 74-436-4 54-349-3 74-305-3 59-194-3 78-488-6 45-222-1 65-238-2 79-496-5

3rd Down Conversions 8-16 7-12 12-19 6-12 7-16 8-17 9-15 0-7 3-12 3-13 5-13 3-11 7-15 3-13 5-16 7-14 8-14 5-16 9-15 3-9 4-16 6-16 9-14 3-9 5-15 7-13

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Memphis at Ole Miss Memphis Rice Memphis at Marshall Memphis Nicholls State Memphis Arkansas State Memphis at UAB Memphis Louisville Memphis at East Carolina Memphis Southern Miss Memphis at SMU Memphis UCF Memphis Tulane Memphis vs.South Florida

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GAME-BY-GAME TEAM COMPARISONS


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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL

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GAME-BY-GAME RUSHING No.-Yds-TD at Ole Miss Rice at Marshall Nicholls State Arkansas State at UAB Louisville at East Carolina Southern Miss at SMU UCF Tulane vs. USF

Steele 15-83-0 12-44-0 7-38-0 20-109-0 22-203-1 14-101-0 16-80-0 14-43-1 29-178-2 19-123-1 15-38-1 23-135-1 12-48-0

A.Hall C. Jones Hudgens 7-38-0 8-35-0 9-27-1 9-36-0 7-22-2 4-26-0 9-(-2)-0 7-47-0 4-5-0 9-29-1 11-57-2 5-6-0 8-43-2 10-17-0 INJ 3-19-0 11-22-1 INJ INJ 1-3-0 INJ INJ INJ INJ 11-42-0 2-5-0 INJ 2-6-0 8-45-0 INJ 3-6-1 2-1-0 INJ

Black 1-5-0 1-4-0 1-1-0 1-5-0 3-18-0 3-10-1 6-38-3 -

Williams Washington DNP 2-9-0 2-9-0 2-6-0 3-24-0 10-53-0 5-(-7) 1-(-3) DNP DNP 1-4-0 DNP 2-20-0 1-12-0 5-51-0 1-3-0 9-77-0 1-2-0 DNP

B. Hall 1-4-0 INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ -

B. Ross DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 6-46-0 3-28-0 6-30-0 2-11-0 22-111-1 2-2-0 10-57-1 7-11-0

M. Jones INJ 1-11-0 2-0-0 3-8-0 3-22-0 2-21-1 -

Bass Toney DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 4-28-0 8-(-6)-0 10-51-1 4-8-0 INJ 2-(-4)-0 INJ INJ 1-4-0 INJ 4-(-3)-0

West DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 2-1-0 -

GAME-BY-GAME RECEIVING No.-Yds-TD at Ole Miss Rice at Marshall Nicholls St. Arkansas St. at UAB Louisville at ECU USM at SMU UCF Tulane vs. USF

Singleton 6-89-0 5-44-0 11-158-0 3-40-0 3-68-0 5-123-1 5-83-1 7-64-2 3-71-1 1-11-0 1-8-0 2-32-0

Williams 6-36-1 1-10-1 1-4-1 1-14-0 1-19-0 4-66-2 5-52-1 4-31-0 1-(-4)-0 3-12-0 1-9-0 1-0-0

Calhoun 4-43-0 3-46-0 5-72-0 5-50-1 2-47-0 2-27-0 5-50-0 2-16-0 2-22-0 1-13-0 2-53-1 1-9-0 6-39-1

M. Jones 3-61-1 9-173-2 4-83-0 INJ 3-47-0 2-(-3)-0 3-24-0 1-(-5)-0 2-22-0 1-20-0 1-19-0 4-49-0 -

(C-A-YD-TD-INT) Ole Miss Rice at Marshall Nicholls St. Arkansas St. at UAB Louisville at ECU USM at SMU UCF Tulane vs USF

Hall 15-27-159-0-1 29-38-373-3-2 28-51-364-0-0 16-30-173-1-0 10-25-178-0-1 18-28-209-4-1 33-55-350-2-1 2-3-23-0-0 INJ INJ 15-35-183-1-1 10-12-109-0-0 15-31-154-1-0

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GAME-BY-GAME PASSING Hudgens Toney Bass 8-15-102-2-1 DNP 0-1-0-0-0 DNP 1-2-4-1-0 DNP 0-1-0-0-0 DNP 1-3-17-0-0 DNP DNP DNP 0-2-0-0-0 11-15-65-0-0 1-3-(-6)-0-1 INJ 8-16-125-1-1 9-10-107-1-0 INJ 9-19-130-2-1 INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ 3-3-18-0-0 INJ

Robinzine 2-22-0 1-13-0 1-7-0 1-20-0 2-5-0 6-30-0 1-5-0 1-19-0 1-6-0 -

Black 1-8-0 7-49-0 4-26-0 2-20-0 3-22-1 4-25-0 1-1-0 3-45-0 2-11-1 3-29-0 2-27-0 4-23-0

A.Hall 1-4-0 1-15-0 1-1-1 INJ INJ -

at Marshall Nicholls State Arkansas State at UAB Louisville at East Carolina Southern Miss at SMU UCF Tulane South Florida

Steele 1-19-0 1-11-0 1-19-0 3-27-0 0-59-0 1-3-0 1-49-0

C.Jones 1-(-1)-0 1-2-0 INJ INJ INJ 1-12-0 -

GAME-BY-GAME FIELD GOALS Matt Reagan Made Missed Ole Miss 39 Rice 39 at Marshall 44,22,25 Nicholls St. 24 32 Arkansas St. INJ INJ at UAB INJ INJ Louisville INJ INJ at ECU INJ INJ USM 43 at SMU 24 UCF 40 Tulane 22 USF -

SCORING DRIVES Ole Miss Rice

Russell 1-2-0 2-19-0 1-8-0 1-15-0 2-14-0 1-4-0 2-7-0 2-4-0 DNP

PLAYS-YDS-TIME OF POSSESSION-SCORE 9-77-5:07-TD; 5-37-0:48-FG; 5-65-1:40-TD; 13-78-5:44-TD 7-74-3:26-TD; 9-32-5:13-TD; 5-65-2:12-TD; 9-70-3:40-TD; 6-69-2:09-TD 12-53-4:34-FG; 15-74-4:19-FG; 9-56-3:37-TD; 10-80-3:17-FG 15-92-6:32-FG; 9-72-3:14-TD, 13-60-6:08-TD; 10-59-4:12-TD; 8-41-3:29-TD 9-69-2:56-TD; 8-69-3:51-TD; 10-67-3:54-FG; 5-64-1:49-FG; 5-39-2:02-FG; 9-70-3:29-TD 4-79-0:53-TD; 9-80-3:45-TD; 5-67-2:03-TD; 4-48-2:06-TD; 7-293:32-FG; 9-72-4:02-FG 6-23-2:59-TD; 4-55-1:36-TD; 5-69-1:55-TD; 13-95-6:24-TD 3-7-1:35-TD; 16-58-6:09-FG 7-79-3:08-TD; 4-68-1:56-TD; 12-75-2:48-TD; 10-54-4:56-FG; 9-74-4:05-TD; 1-22-0:07-TD 10-78-4:38-TD; 8-36-3:51-TD; 16-80-8:03-TD; 6-71-2:37-TD; 10-77-6:09-FG 3-69-1:10-TD; 11-38-4:12-TD; 11-51-4:18-TD 11-84-4:12-TD; 6-40-2:23-TD; 6-69-2:30-TD; 12-80-5:45-TD; 11-68-5:45-FG; 9-45-3:03-TD; 11-50-5:24-TD 6-73-2:19-TD; 15-79-4:07-TD

Vinny Zaccario Made Missed 20,37,40 25,34 47 20 40 DNP DNP DNP DNP -

Onarheim 2-12-0 1-7-0 3-15-0

B. Hall 2-51-0 INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ -

Ross Baker DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-10-0 1-6-0 2-31-0 1-10-0 1-14-0 -

GAME-BY-GAME PUNTING No.-Avg.-In 20 Ole Miss Rice at Marshall Nicholls St. Arkansas St. at UAB Louisville at ECU Southern Miss at SMU UCF Tulane vs. USF

Sutherland 1-36.0-0 4-41.2-1 3-42.0-2 2-51.0-0 4-37.8-1 6-43.5-2 5-41.6-0 6-38.5-1 4-37.0-2 2-42.0-1 6-38.3-4 1-46.0-0 8-42.1-0

Hudgens 2-39.5-1 1-60.0-0 1-61.0-0 1-48.0-1 1-38.0-1 1-47.0-1 INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ

LONG DRIVES

1. 2. 3. 4.

5.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

MEMPHIS 13 plays, 95 yards, TOP 6:24 (3rd Quarter) TD vs. Louisville 15 plays, 92 yards, TOP 6:23 (1st Quarter) FG vs. Nicholls State 11 plays, 84 yards, TOP 4:12 (1st Quarter) TD vs. Tulane 10 plays, 80 yards, TOP 3:17 (4th Quarter) FG vs. Marshall 9 plays, 80 yards, TOP 3:45 (2nd Quarter) TD vs. UAB 16 plays, 80 yards, TOP 8:03 (3rd Quarter) TD vs. SMU 12 plays, 80 yards, TOP 5:45 (2nd Quarter) TD vs. Tulane 4 plays, 79 yards, TOP 0:53 (1st Quarter) TD vs. UAB 7 plays, 79 yards, TOP 3:08 (1st Quarter) TD vs. S. Miss 15 play, 79 yards, TOP 4:07 (2nd Quarter) TD vs. South Florida OPPONENT 7 plays, 97 yards, TOP 3:07 (1st Quarter) TD by Ole Miss 7 plays, 94 yards, TOP 1:43 (4th Quarter) TD by Rice 8 plays, 94 yards, TOP 3:42 (2nd Quarter) TD by Arkansas State 12 plays, 86 yards, TOP 4:54 (3rd Quarter) TD by Tulane 12 plays, 82 yards, TOP 5:19 (2nd Quarter) TD by UCF 10 plays, 80 yards, TOP 5:07 (2nd Quarter) TD by Ole Miss 3 plays, 78 yards, TOP 1:00 (1st Quarter) TD by Marshall 8 plays, 78 yards, TOP 1:04 (2nd Quarter) FG by Marshall 12 plays, 78 yards, TOP 1:19 (4th Quarter) TD by USM


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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL GAME-BY-GAME DEFENSE

UT-AT-TT Patterson Starr G. Jackson Grandberry Longstreet Bowens Lamar McCleod Cathey D.A. Griffin Turner Lawson Phelps Terrell Brown Mathis Weaver Barnett McDonald Mills Culpepper Trotter Mal. Jones C. Echols D. Davis Douglas Rockette Lee

Ole Miss 3-5-8 1-6-7 3-3-6 3-2-5 1-4-5 0-5-5 3-0-3 2-1-3 2-1-3 2-1-3 1-2-3 1-2-3 1-0-1 1-0-1 1-0-1 1-0-1 0-1-1 0-1-1 0-1-1 DNP DNP -

Rice 5-3-8 3-2-5 2-1-3 8-1-9 2-1-3 2-1-3 3-1-4 0-1-1 INJ 3-0-3 2-0-2 0-1-1 3-0-3 1-1-2 2-0-2 4-1-5 2-0-2 2-0-2 1-0-1 1-0-1 DNP DNP -

at Marshall 0-4-4 3-0-3 DNP 3-5-8 4-2-6 0-2-2 INJ 1-8-9 0-2-2 0-5-5 1-6-7 1-1-2 2-0-2 1-3-4 2-3-5 2-5-7 0-4-4 1-1-2 0-2-2 0-1-1 -

Nicholls St. 2-2-4 3-1-4 DNP 6-6-12 3-2-5 3-0-3 0-2-2 1-0-1 1-0-1 2-1-3 DNP 2-3-5 1-1-2 1-3-4 2-3-5 1-0-1 1-0-1 -

Arkansas St. 2-2-4 4-4-8 DNP 1-0-1 3-2-5 2-4-6 0-1-1 4-5-9 2-0-2 0-3-3 1-0-1 2-2-4 1-0-1 1-3-4 3-1-4 4-5-9 2-3-5 1-1-2 1-0-1 0-1-1 0-1-1 -

at UAB 2-3-5 5-5-10 2-2-4 3-5-8 3-1-4 DNP 5-3-8 DNP 1-0-1 2-0-2 2-2-4 2-0-2 3-2-5 1-1-2 2-3-5 1-1-2 DNP 1-0-1 0-1-1 -

Louisville 2-2-4 9-5-14 3-1-4 7-6-13 1-2-3 3-1-4 1-1-2 0-1-1 2-0-2 1-1-2 1-0-1 4-0-4 -

at ECU 2-5-7 3-1-4 5-6-11 2-6-8 1-3-4 1-2-3 0-1-1 DNP 2-3-5 0-1-1 1-1-2 DNP 1-3-4 1-3-4 0-1-1 INJ 3-2-5 DNP 1-1-2 2-2-4 1-1-2

USM 2-5-7 4-4-8 3-2-5 0-1-1 3-2-5 0-3-3 1-0-1 DNP 7-3-10 0-1-1 0-2-2 1-0-1 2-0-2 2-3-5 2-0-2 0-1-1 0-1-1 DNP 3-2-5 1-1-2 0-1-1

SMU 1-0-1 6-1-7 4-0-4 2-0-2 1-0-1 6-1-7 DNP DNP 2-0-2 DNP 2-0-2 2-0-2 2-0-2 3-1-4 INJ 2-1-3 1-0-1 DNP -

UCF 1-3-4 4-5-9 3-1-4 4-4-8 5-4-9 1-2-3 1-0-1 DNP 1-2-3 0-3-3 1-0-1 1-0-1 1-0-1 2-4-6 2-1-3 1-4-5 DNP 1-0-1 DNP DNP

Tulane 2-4-6 4-3-7 2-3-5 2-2-4 3-3-6 2-4-6 1-0-1 DNP 3-0-3 0-1-1 1-0-1 0-1-1 1-1-2 1-0-1 DNP 0-1-1 0-1-1 0-2-2 0-2-2 2-0-2 0-1-1 -

USF 5-4-9 3-1-4 5-1-6 4-0-4 4-1-5 3-2-5 3-0-3 5-1-6 4-2-6 2-1-3 2-0-2 0-1-1 0-1-1 1-1-2 1-0-1 1-3-4 2-1-3 3-3-6 2-0-2 -

(Game leaders are in bold)

TIGER START CHART

LE Mills Mills Mills Mills Mills Mills Terrell Mills Mills Mills Mills Mills

TB Steele Steele Steele Steele Steele Steele Steele Steele Steele Steele Steele Steele

DT McDonald McDonald McDonald McDonald McDonald McDonald McDonald Trotter Trotter Trotter McDonald McDonald McDonald

WR Singleton Singleton Singleton Singleton Singleton Singleton Singleton Singleton Singleton Singleton Singleton Singleton

NT Barnett Barnett Barnett Barnett Barnett Barnett Barnett Barnett Douglas Barnett Barnett Barnett

WR Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams

RE Brown Brown Brown Turner Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown

OFFENSE

WR Black M. Jones Black Black Black Black Black Black M. Jones M. Jones M. Jones M. Jones Black

TE Russell Russell Russell Russell Russell Russell Russell Russell Russell Russell Russell Russell Onarheim

LT Stubblefield Stubblefield Stubblefield Stubblefield Stubblefield Stubblefield Stubblefield Stubblefield Stubblefield Stubblefield Stubblefield Stubblefield Stubblefield

DEFENSE

LOLB MLB Lawson Bowens Bowens Lawson Bowens Longstreet Bowens Longstreet Bowens Longstreet Bowens Longstreet Bowens Weaver Longstreet Longstreet Bowens Weaver Grandberry(DB) Longstreet Bowens Longstreet Bowens Longstreet Bowens

LG Riley Riley Riley Riley Riley Riley Riley Riley Riley Riley Riley Riley Riley

ROLB G. Jackson G. Jackson Weaver Weaver Weaver Weaver G. Jackson G. Jackson G.Jackson G.Jackson G. Jackson G. Jackson G. Jackson

C Beliles Beliles Beliles Beliles Beliles Beliles Beliles Beliles Beliles Beliles Beliles Beliles Beliles

Nickel Mathis Mathis Mathis Davis -

RG Rawls Rawls Rawls T.Echols T. Echols Rawls Rawls Denning Denning Denning Denning Denning Denning

RT Pearce Pearce Pearce Pearce Pearce Pearce Pearce Pearce Pearce Pearce Pearce Pearce Pearce

LCB RCB Lamar Grandberry Lamar Grandberry Lamar Griffin Lamar Griffin Lamar Griffin Lamar Griffin Lamar Griffin Lamar Griffin Lamar Griffin Lamar Griffin Grandberry Griffin Grandberry Griffin Grandberry Griffin

WR TE Calhoun - Onarheim - Onarheim -

FS Starr Starr Starr Starr Starr Starr Starr Starr Starr Starr Starr Starr Starr

SS Patterson Patterson Patterson Patterson Patterson Patterson Patterson Patterson Patterson Patterson Patterson Patterson Patterson

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OPPONENT Ole Miss Rice at Marshall Nicholls State Arkansas State at UAB Louisville at East Carolina Southern Miss at SMU UCF Tulane USF

QB A. Hall A. Hall A. Hall A. Hall A. Hall A. Hall A. Hall A. Hall Toney Toney A. Hall A. Hall A. Hall

2008 REVIEW

OPPONENT Ole Miss Rice at Marshall Nicholls State Arkansas State at UAB Louisville at East Carolina Southern Miss at SMU UCF Tulane USF


2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

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PARTICIPATION CHART Name GP/GS Ole Miss Michael Antonescu 4/0 XXX Cam Baker 9/0 XXX Freddie Barnett 13/11 START Tyler Bass 2/0 DNP Philip Beliles 13/13 START Tony Bell 8/0 DNP Steven Black 13/8 START Winston Bowens 13/11 START Keenan Bratcher 13/0 XXX Jada Brown 13/12 START Charlie Bryant 12/0 XXX John Michael Bryant 2/0 XXX William Butts 3/0 XXX Duke Calhoun 13/1 XXX Dasmine Cathey 6/0 XXX Demetrius Culpepper 10/0 DNP Darius Davis 13/1 XXX Michael Denning 10/6 DNP Brandon Douglas 10/1 XXX Curtis Echols 9/0 DNP Terrence Echols 10/2 DNP Lavaris Edwards 8/0 DNP Michael Grandberry 13/6 START D.A. Griffin 13/11 XXX Tyler Griffin 8/0 XXX Arkelon Hall 11/11 START Brian Hall 8/0 XXX Lionel Henderson 1/0 DNP Will Hudgens 7/0 XXX Greg Jackson 10/9 START Steven Joachim 2/0 XXX Charlie Jones 10/0 XXX Malcolm Jones 13/0 XXX Maurice Jones 12/5 XXX Stacy Jones 1/0 DNP Deante’ Lamar 13/10 START Lester Lawson 12/2 START Ronald Leary 8/0 DNP Clay Lee 12/0 XXX Jeremy Longstreet 13/9 XXX LeRico Mathis 13/3 XXX Joel McCleod 11/0 XXX Clinton McDonald 11/10 START Corey Mills 13/11 START Deven Onarheim 13/3 XXX Brandon Patterson 13/13 START Brandon Pearce 13/13 START Tommy Phelps 12/0 XXX Malcom Rawls 13/5 START Matt Reagan 9/0 XXX Dominik Riley 13/13 START Carlton Robinzine 13/0 XXX Jeremy Rockette 13/0 XXX Brandon Ross 8/0 DNP Brett Russell 12/12 START Jonathan Simpson 12/0 DNP Carlos Singleton 13/12 START Alton Starr 13/13 START Curtis Steele 13/12 START Cody Stubblefield 13/13 START Brent Sutherland 13/0 XXX Greg Terrell 12/1 XXX Brent Todd 10/0 XXX Brett Toney 13/2 XXX Frank Trotter 13/3 XXX Steven Turner 12/1 XXX Brandon Washington 10/0 XXX Josh Weaver 13/5 XXX Turner West 5/0 DNP Earnest Williams 13/12 START Bryan Wright 6/0 DNP Vinny Zaccario 6/0 DNP

Rice Marshall NSU XXX XXX XXX XXX DNP DNP START START START DNP DNP DNP START START START XXX XXX XXX XXX START START START START START XXX XXX XXX START START XXX XXX XXX DNP DNP DNP DNP XXX XXX DNP XXX START XXX DNP DNP XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX DNP DNP XXX DNP XXX XXX DNP XXX XXX DNP XXX START XXX XXX XXX START XXX XXX XXX START START XXX XXX XXX START START START XXX XXX XXX XXX DNP DNP XXX XXX XXX START DNP DNP DNP DNP XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX START XXX DNP DNP DNP DNP START START START XXX START XXX DNP DNP DNP XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX START START XXX START XXX XXX XXX START START START START START XXX XXX XXX XXX START START START START START START XXX XXX XXX START START XXX XXX XXX XXX START START START XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX DNP DNP DNP START START START XXX XXX XXX START START START START START START START XXX START START START START XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX DNP XXX DNP DNP XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX START XXX XXX XXX XXX START START DNP DNP XXX START START START DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

ASU DNP XXX START DNP START XXX START START XXX START XXX DNP DNP XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX START XXX XXX START DNP START XXX DNP XXX DNP DNP XXX XXX XXX DNP START XXX DNP XXX START START XXX START START XXX START START XXX XXX DNP START XXX XXX DNP START XXX START START START START XXX XXX DNP XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX START DNP XXX

UAB Louisville ECU DNP DNP DNP DNP XXX DNP START START START DNP DNP XXX START START START XXX XXX XXX START START START START START XXX XXX XXX XXX START START START XXX XXX XXX XXX DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX DNP DNP XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX START XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX DNP XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX DNP XXX XXX XXX START START START DNP XXX DNP START START START XXX XXX DNP DNP DNP DNP XXX DNP XXX XXX START START DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX DNP DNP DNP START START START DNP XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX START START START XXX XXX XXX DNP XXX XXX START START DNP START START XXX START XXX XXX START START START START START START XXX XXX DNP START START XXX DNP DNP DNP START START START XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX START START START XXX XXX XXX START START START START START START START START START START START START XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX START XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX START XXX XXX XXX DNP DNP DNP START XXX START DNP XXX DNP XXX START START DNP DNP XXX XXX XXX XXX

USM DNP XXX XXX XXX START XXX XXX START XXX START XXX DNP DNP XXX DNP XXX XXX START START DNP DNP DNP XXX START DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP START DNP XXX XXX START XXX START XXX XXX XXX START XXX XXX XXX START XXX START START XXX XXX XXX START XXX XXX XXX START XXX START START START START XXX XXX XXX START START XXX XXX XXX DNP START XXX XXX

SMU DNP XXX XXX DNP START DNP XXX XXX XXX START XXX DNP DNP XXX DNP XXX START START DNP XXX XXX DNP START START XXX DNP DNP DNP DNP START DNP XXX XXX START DNP START XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX DNP DNP START START START START XXX XXX XXX START XXX XXX XXX START XXX XXX START START START XXX XXX XXX START START DNP XXX START DNP START XXX XXX

UCF DNP XXX START DNP START DNP XXX START XXX START XXX DNP DNP XXX DNP DNP XXX START DNP XXX XXX DNP START START DNP START DNP DNP DNP START DNP XXX XXX START DNP XXX XXX XXX DNP START XXX XXX START START XXX START START XXX XXX XXX START XXX XXX XXX START XXX START START START START XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX DNP START XXX DNP

Tulane DNP XXX START DNP START DNP XXX START XXX START XXX DNP DNP XXX DNP XXX XXX START XXX XXX XXX XXX START START XXX START DNP DNP DNP START DNP XXX XXX START DNP XXX XXX XXX XXX START XXX XXX START START XXX START START XXX XXX XXX START XXX XXX XXX START XXX START START START START XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX START XXX DNP

USF DNP XXX START DNP START DNP START START XXX START XXX DNP DNP XXX XXX XXX XXX START XXX XXX XXX XXX START START XXX START XXX DNP DNP START DNP XXX XXX XXX DNP XXX XXX XXX XXX START XXX XXX START START START START START XXX XXX XXX START XXX XXX XXX DNP XXX START START START START XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX START XXX DNP


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2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL

KEY TIGER DEPARTURES #99 FREDDIE BARNETT D EFENSIVE L INE • 6-2 • 300 • 2L T EXARKANA , A RK ./T RINITY V ALLEY CC Career Summary: Lettered two seasons for the Tigers... Totaled five or more tackles in four games...Had a highlightreel play when he picked up a fumble and ran 88 yards for a TD against Arkansas State...The 88 yards was a school record fumble return...2008 Highlights: Started 11 of 13 games...Had a season-high six tackles against UCF...Registered TFLs versus Marshall, ASU and UCF... Notable: Graduated in December ‘08 with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in sports management and African-American studies. BARNETT’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SACK 2007 13/7 22 11 33 3 1-88 0 8.5-29 2.5-11 2008 13/11 11 12 23 1 0-0 0 3.5-11 1-5 56 4 1-88 0 12-40 3.5-16 TOTAL 26/18 33 23

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0

#57 PHILIP BELILES C ENTER • 6-5 • 290 • 4L MEMPHIS, TENN./CHRISTIAN BROTHERS HS

#8 TONY BELL

Career Summary: Lettered two seasons for the Tigers after transferring from Auburn...Started the final six games of the ‘07 season at safety...Logged 40 tackles and blocked a punt against Jacksonville St. in ‘07...Had a career-best 10 tackles against ECU in ‘07...Saw action in 8 of 13 games as a senior, primarily on special teams...Had one assisted tackle in the secondary against ECU...Notable: Expected to graduate in August ‘09 with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in adult education and business. BELL’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SACK INT 2004* 10/0 9 0 9 0 1 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2005* 11/0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 1-8 2007 11/6 26 14 40 6 0 1 4.5-7 0-0 2-4 2008 8/0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 54 6 1 1 4.5-7 0-0 3-12 TOTAL 40/6 39 15 * - AT AUBURN

#2 STEVEN BLACK W IDE R ECEIVER • 6-3 • 213 • 2L B IRMINGHAM , A LA ./E AST M ISS . CC Career Summary: Played in 26 career games...Had two solid seasons, logging 763 yards on 78 total catches...Totaled seven career TDs (3 receiving & 4 rushing)...Hauled in 12 receptions

BLACK’S CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS G/S NO YDS AVG TDS 13/12 42 477 11.4 1 13/8 36 286 7.9 2 26/20 78 763 9.8 3

LG 80 36 80

YR 2007 2008 TOTAL

BLACK’S CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS G/S NO YDS AVG TDS 13/12 6 11 1.8 0 13/8 16 81 5.1 4 26/20 22 92 4.2 4

LG 12 36 36

DOUGLAS’ CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SACK 9/0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1-2 0-0 12/4 9 19 28 2 0 0 3-14 1.5-6 12/0 8 4 12 0 0 0 1.5-1 0-0 10/1 1 3 4 0 0 0 1-3 0.5-2 43/5 20 26 46 2 0 0 6.5-20 2-8

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

#54 TERRENCE ECHOLS O FFENSIVE L INE • 6-3 • 307 • 2L BYHALIA, MISS./NORTHWEST MISS. CC Career Summary: Signed with the Tigers in Dec. ‘06 as a transfer from Northwest Mississippi CC...Played in 12 games and made three starts in the offensive front in ‘07...Started against UAB and SMU as well as in the New Orleans Bowl... Part of an offensive line that led C-USA and ranked 10th nationally in sack denial in ‘07...Received one of the True Tiger Awards at the ‘08 spring game...2008 Highlights: Played in 10 of 13 games with two starts at right guard against Nicholls St. and Arkansas St....Also has spent time at center...Part of an o-line that ranked 2nd in C-USA in fewest sacks allowed (17)...Was in on a season-high 67 offensive plays against Nicholls St....Saw action in 40% of team’s offensive plays...Notable:Earned his bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in communications and sports management in May ‘09. #27 MICHAEL GRANDBERRY

#70 MICHAEL DENNING O FFENSIVE L INE • 6-4 • 290 • 2L SOUTHAVEN, MISS./NORTHWEST MISS. CC Career Summary: Came to Memphis in ‘05 as a sophomore transfer from Northwest Mississippi CC...Played nine games in his first season and made one start in the offensive line against USM...Hampered by several injuries in ‘06 and sat out that season as a redshirt...Came back the following year and played in all 13 games in ‘07...Worked in the line and as a member of the special teams unit...Started in 6 of 10 games played in ‘08...Was part of an offensive line that led C-USA in sack denial in 2005 and 2007...2008 Highlights: Started against ECU, USM, SMU, UCF, Tulane and USF...Part of an offensive line that ranked second in C-USA in fewest sacks allowed (17)...In on just over 46% of the Tigers’ offensive plays as a senior...Notable: Earned his bachelor’s degree in management in May ‘08 and was working on his master’s degree in business administration during his final season on the field. #60 BRANDON DOUGLAS D EFENSIVE L INE • 6-3 • 291 • 4L BROWNSVILLE, TENN./HAYWOOD COUNTY HS Career Summary: Came to Memphis in ‘04 and redshirted as a true freshman that season...Played 9 games in the defensive front in ‘05...Played in 12 games and made four starts as a sophomore...Started in 4 of last 5 games of the season...Had a career-best four tackles in ‘06 against UCF and ECU...Logged multiple tackles in 9 of final 11 games of the season...Played in 12 games in ‘07, and had at least one tackle in all but two games...2008 Highlights: Played in 10 of 13 games with one start against USM at nose tackle...Assisted on a sack for a loss of five yards against UAB that resulted in a 3-and-out for the Blazers...Made a season high two tackles, including one assisted stop for a loss of two yards against ECU...Notable: Graduated in May ‘09 with a degree in communications.

D EFENSIVE B ACK • 5-10 • 172 • 4L C OVINGTON , T ENN ./C OVINGTON HS Career Summary: Holds school records in career kickoff returns (112) and KO return yards (2,401)...Only the 4th Tiger in school history to amass more than 1,000 career return yards, and is only Tiger to ever log 1,000 yards in a single season...Holds UM record with nine games of 100-plus yards on returns...Returned kicks in 31 of his 47 career games... Ranked 2nd in C-USA in career returns and 3rd in yardage... Posted first 100-yd return game against UCF (138) in ‘06... Also logged 118 yards on two returns against UTEP that season...Posted six 100-yd games in ‘07 vs. UCF (8/160), ASU (7/111), Tulane (4/124), USM (6/168), SMU (7/145) and FAU (8/153)...Holds UM single-game records with eight returns versus UCF and FAU, and with 168 yds against USM...Owns UM season records with 59 returns in ‘07 and with 1,286 yds that same season...Finished career with 78 tackles and eight PBUs after making transition from WR to DB in Oct. ‘06...Posted interceptions in ‘08 against Rice and Tulane...2008 Highlights: Played in all 13 games with six starts at corner...Started against Ole Miss, Rice, SMU, UCF, Tulane and in the bowl game versus USF...Finished season ranked 2nd in nation among active career leaders in KO returns (112), 6th in KO return yds (2,401) and 14th in KO returns/game (2.4)...Tied for 2nd on team in PBUs (4), and led team in interceptions with two...Against Rice, led team and matched career highs with 9 tackles, including a career-record 8 solos...Made first career INT on a ball thrown by Chase Clement in 3rd quarter at the Memphis 30 that resulted in a Tiger TD...Had his ninth 100-yard kickoff return game with 121 yds on seven carries...Started at corner against UCF and had eight tackles, including a career-best four assists...Also played on special teams and had a tackle on the kick coverage team...Started at corner versus Tulane and had four tackles, a forced fumble and an interception... Intercepted a Kevin Moore pass in the first quarter at the Memphis 31 with the Tigers scoring on the ensuing drive... Forced a fumble on a Tiger kickoff that was recovered by Tulane...Tallied four tackles, all of which were solo stops in the St. Petersburg Bowl...Honors: Received a Spring MVP Award at the ‘08 Blue-Gray Game...Recipient of the Special Team Player of the Year Award at ‘07 banquet... Was an honorable mention All-C-USA pick following the ‘07 season...Named C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week following ‘06 UTEP game...Received one of the Chris Faros Most Improved Awards prior to ‘06 spring game... Notable: Expected to earn his bachelor’s degree in August

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D EFENSIVE B ACK • 6-2 • 215 • 2L A LABASTER , A LA ./A UBURN

YR 2007 2008 TOTAL

YR 2005 2006 2007 2008 TOTAL

2008 REVIEW

Career Summary: Earned four letters in the Tiger offensive line...Started his last 26 games at center...Played 77 percent of the Tigers’ offensive plays in his last three seasons...Played 235 of 766 offensive snaps in ‘06...Logged action on 941 of 1,017 plays in ‘07...Missed just 37 total offensive plays as a senior...Part of a line that ranked in the top 25 nationally the last four seasons in sacks allowed... Memphis ranked No. 1 in C-USA from 2005-07 and No. 2 in 2008 in sack denial...2008 Highlights: Started all 13 games at center...Was one of three C-USA centers listed on the Rimington Trophy Watch List heading into ‘08 season...Was the center for 940 of the team’s 977 total offensive plays...Snapped to four different quarterbacks as well as to multiple receivers and running backs throughout the season...Honors: Selected as an honorable mention All-C-USA pick in ‘08...Named co-Offensive Lineman of the Year at team banquet...Earned Glenn Jones Award at the ‘08 spring game...Notable: Expected to graduate in August ‘09 with a bachelor’s degree in sports management.

in ‘07 versus SMU, which ranks second all-time at Memphis... Totaled a career-best 112 receiving yards against SMU... Caught a pass in 15 straight games between ‘07 & ‘08...2008 Highlights: Third on the team in receptions and fourth in receiving yards...Totaled 16 rushes for 81 yards and four TDs...Third on the team in rushing touchdowns with four... Tied for third on the team in scoring (36 pts) and tied for second in TDs with six (2 receiving, 4 rush)...Was 2-for-4 in pass completions for a total of 19 yards with a long of 15...Caught TD passes against UAB and SMU...Had one of his best games against Tulane, becoming first Tiger player to rush for three TDs in a game since 2006...Had a career high in rush attempts (6), rushing yards (38), long run (36) and touchdowns...Also logged two receptions for 27 yards...Scored first TD after taking direct snap and rolling off 36 yards into the end zone to begin 2nd quarter...Also scored on two- and one-yard runs...All three scores came off direct snaps...Received Black and Blue Award at team banquet for toughness on the field...Notable: Expected to earn a bachelor’s degree in December ‘09 in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in sports management and African-American studies.


2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL ‘09 in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in sport and social/cultural studies. GRANDBERRY’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SACK INT 2005 9/0 6 0 6 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2006 12/1 20 8 28 2 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 2007 13/0 10 0 10 0 1-2 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2008 13/6 24 10 34 6 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 2-0 78 8 1-2 2 0-0 0-0 2-0 TOTAL 47/7 60 18

YR 2005 2006 2007 2008 Total

GRANDBERRY’S KICK RETURN STATISTICS G NO YDS AVG TD LG 9 1 23 23.0 0 23 12 21 517 24.6 0 61 13 59 1,286 21.8 0 50 13 31 575 18.5 0 34 47 112 2,401 21.4 0 61

#32 TYLER GRIFFIN L INEBACKER • 5-11 • 205 • 2L NASHVILLE, TENN./BRENTWOOD ACADEMY

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Career Summary: Originally joined Tigers as a local walk-on, but earned a scholarship prior to start of ‘08 season...Logged action in 39 career games, primarily as a member of special teams unit...Tallied 13 tackles and one forced fumble during career...Had a career-best three tackles, all solo stops, versus Ole Miss in ‘05...One of six true freshmen to see action in ‘05...Missed just one game that season with an injury...Missed first three games of ‘06 season with a knee injury...Played in nine games and tallied five tackles as a sophomore...Played in 11 of 13 games in ‘07, missing UCF and ASU games with an injury...2008 Highlights: Played in eight of 13 games on special teams... Suffered throughout the season with a shoulder injury... Notable: Was on target to earn his bachelor’s degree in management in August ‘09. YR 2005 2006 2007 2008 TOTAL

GRIFFIN’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SACK INT 11/0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 9/0 3 2 5 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 11/0 3 0 3 0 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 8/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 39/0 11 2 13 0 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0

#34 CHARLIE JONES R UNNING B ACK • 5-10 • 219 • 1L M IAMI , F LA ./U NIV . OF M IAMI Career Summary: Came to Memphis after playing three seasons at Miami...Earned his bachelor’s degree from Miami in May ‘08, which allowed him to transfer without sitting out...Was working on his master’s degree in physical education during ‘08 season...In his three years at Miami, totaled 713 yds and 10 TDs on 190 carries...2008 Highlights: Played in 10 of 13 games...Did not play against UAB, Louisville and ECU because of an ankle injury...Ranked 3rd on team in rush attempts (53) and 3rd in rushing yds (255)...Second on team with six rushing TDs and was tied for 3rd in points (36)...Had three multi-TD games in ‘08... Against Rice, rushed for two TDs on seven carries for 22 yds...Became first Memphis player to rush for two TDs in a game since ‘06...Had a 15-yd TD run in 3rd quarter, and also scored on 1-yd rush in the 4th... Had two TDs in Nicholls St. game, with the first one being an 11-yd run in 2nd quarter...Second score was a 2-yd scamper in the 4th...Had 11 total carries for 57 yds...Against ASU, rushed for two TDs for the 3rd time in 4 games...Had eight rushes for 43 yds...Scored on 3- and 7-yd runs in Tigers’ opening two drives...Suffered a severe ankle injury in the game... Missed the next three games and was limited in the following two meetings...Totaled 51 yds on 12 carries in final three games of season. YR 2004* 2005* 2006* 2008 TOTAL * AT MIAMI

JONES’ CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS G/S NO YDS AVG TDS 5/0 6 25 4.1 1 12/4 123 507 4.1 5 11/3 61 206 3.4 4 10/0 53 255 4.8 6 38/7 243 993 4.1 16

LG 9 42 16 17 42

#80 MAURICE JONES

#21 LERICO MATHIS

W IDE R ECEIVER • 6-4 • 215 • 4L M EMPHIS , T ENN ./W HITE S TATION HS

D EFENSIVE B ACK • 6-1 • 185 • 2L B ILOXI , M ISS ./M ISS . G ULF C OAST CC

Career Summary: Lettered four seasons, logging action in 44 career games as a receiver...Ranked 11th all-time in Memphis history in receiving yards (1,356) and 14th in career receptions (95)...Had a 17-game receiving streak snapped in ‘08 St. Petersburg Bowl, which he left early with an injury...Posted nine career catches of more than 40 yds...Saw action in all 12 games as a true freshman in ‘05...One of just three receivers to total multiple TD grabs in ‘05...Ended year as third-leading receiver, hauling in 15 passes for 157 yds and two TDs...Caught a pass in 8-straight games early in season...Caught first career TD pass on 27-yd throw from Will Hudgens in the UTC contest...Sprained shoulder at practice prior to Motor City Bowl, but was cleared for the game...Played in 7 of 12 games as a sophomore...Caught a pass in each of the first three games of season...Ended ‘06 with 10 receptions for 70 yds...Played in all 13 games in ‘07, starting against UCF and Arkansas St....Ranked 3rd on squad with 639 receiving yds and 4th in receptions with 37...Led Tigers in yards per reception with an average of 17.3 yards...One of six Tigers to record multiple TD receptions...Caught at least one pass in all but one game (MTSU) and ended season with a 7-game receiving streak...Logged multiple receptions in 10 games... Tallied 11 receptions of 20 or more yards and six of more than 40 yds...Hauled in four receptions for first career game over century mark with 117 yds in win over Tulane...Had pair of 42-yd receptions against Green Wave...Separated shoulder following 19-yd catch early in 1st quarter versus SMU...Aggressively rehabbed his injury and returned to the field for New Orleans Bowl...Logged a 5-yd reception in the 2nd quarter, dislocating hip on the play...Ended season with three carries for eight yards and also completed 2-of-5 pass attempts for 42 yds...2008 Highlights: Played in 12 of 13 games with five starts...Had four starts at WR against Rice, USM, UCF and Tulane and opened SMU game in the QB slot...Did not play against Nicholls St. because of shoulder injury...Ranked 23rd in C-USA in receiving yards/game (40.83)...Ranked 4th on team in receptions (33), 2nd in receiving yards (490) and was tied for 3rd in receiving TDs(3)...Caught three passes for 61 yds against Ole Miss, including 43-yd TD reception from Will Hudgens to begin the 4th...Against Rice, had second career 100-yd receiving game with 173 yds on nine receptions and two TDs (all three were career highs)...The 173 yds in game ranks 3rd in UM history...Caught a 45-yd TD in 1st quarter and a 39 yarder in 4th...Had five receptions over 10 yds and three 39 yds or longer...Totaled three receptions for 24 yds against Louisville, but also threw a 1-yd TD pass to Arkelon Hall in the 2nd quarter...The completion was the third of his career in six attempts...Started in QB slot at SMU and handed ball off to Curtis Steele on first snap for a gain of 35 yds in a TD drive...Caught a 20-yd reception on 3rd down and also had a 5-yd rush for a 1st down in a scoring drive in the 3rd...Rushed three times for a careerhigh 22 yds against UCF...All three carries were off direct snaps...Logged 70 all-purpose yards versus Tulane, and also posted his first career rushing TD...Totaled a team high 49 receiving yards on four receptions...Had two rushes for 21 yds with a career-long 13 yds...Scored the first TD of the game on a 13-yd run in the 1st quarter... Left St. Petersburg Bowl following shoulder injury on Memphis’ kickoff to start game...Honors: Named to ‘05 C-USA All-Freshman Team...Was an honorable mention All-C-USA receiver in ‘07...Selected as a 2008 All-C-USA Honorable Mention pick...Received one of the Role Player Award at team banquet...Notable: Was on pace to earn his bachelor’s degree in sports management in Aug. ‘09. YR 2005 2006 2007 2008 TOTAL

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JONES’ CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS G/S NO YDS AVG TDS 12/0 15 157 10.5 2 7/0 10 70 7.0 0 13/2 37 639 17.3 2 12/5 33 490 14.8 3 44/7 95 1,356 14.3 7

LG 27 14 58 53 58

Career Summary: Played in all 26 games during his twoyear career...Started nine games in the secondary in ‘07 and three at nickel in ‘08...Tied for team lead in interceptions with three in ‘07...Had a team-high 38 yds on his INT returns... Ranked 3rd on squad with 41 solo tackles and 6th in total tackles (48)...Recorded multiple tackles in 10 games and five-plus stops in three games...Logged first career start against Marshall and was third on team in tackles with 8, including 7 solos...Hauled in first career interception against the Marshall when he picked off Bernard Morris on 3rd-and-4 from Marshall 40 in 1st quarter...Recorded 2nd pick of year against Rice, and registered a 4-yd return on the play...Had a career night versus UAB with 12 tackles, 10 of which were solo strikes...Closed out season with two tackles and his 3rd INT in New Orleans Bowl... Intercepted a long pass by Rusty Smith at Memphis 8 in 3rd quarter, and made a 34-yd return...2008 Highlights: Played in all 13 games, and started versus Rice, Nicholls St. and Arkansas St.... Had three solo tackles against Rice, including a tackle for a loss of a yard in the 1st quarter... Had five tackles versus Nicholls St....Notable: Graduated in May ‘09 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in sociology and sports studies. YR 2007 2008 TOTAL

MATHIS’ CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SACK 13/9 41 7 48 6 0 0 1-2 0-0 13/3 15 5 20 1 0 0 1-1 0-0 26/12 56 12 68 7 0 0 2-3 0-0

INT 3-38 0-0 3-38

#9 ANTONIO MCCOY W IDE R ECEIVER • 6-0 • 190 • 2L S TARKVILLE , M ISS ./S TARKVILLE HS Career Summary: Had career cut short by a serious knee injury in ‘06...Forced to miss ‘07 and ‘08 seasons, but continued to attend practices and workouts in support of teammates...Saw action in all 12 games in ‘05...Logged his first career reception on a 9-yd pass from Will Hudgens against Ole Miss...Had a season-high two pass receptions for 17 yds in win over USM...Received one of the True Tiger Awards at ‘06 Blue-Gray Game...Was an up-and-coming receiver who showed marked improvement with each game in ‘06...Opened season with first career TD off a 2-yd catch against Ole Miss...Scored for second time on the year off a 3-yd reception versus ECU...Entered starting lineup for first time against Tulsa, and had a 4-yd catch in the game...Totaled two KO returns of 20 yds and 16 yds versus USM before leaving game with career-ending injury...Dislocated knee on the 16-yd return that ended the 1st quarter...Notable: Earned his bachelor’s degree in sports management in May ‘08. YR 2005 2006 TOTAL

MCCOY’S CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS G/S NO YDS AVG TDS LG 12/2 8 45 5.6 0 10 7/1 11 63 5.7 2 19 19/3 19 108 5.7 2 19

#53 CLINTON MCDONALD D EFENSIVE L INE • 6-3 • 285 • 4L J ACKSONVILLE , A RK ./J ACKSONVILLE HS Career Summary: One of six true freshmen to see action in ‘05...Played in all 12 games, primarily with special teams unit...Logged one tackle in six contests, including wins over UTC, UTEP, Marshall and Akron...Saw action in all 12 games, making 10 starts on defensive front in ‘06... Recorded back-to-back games of five tackles versus UTC and ECU...Registered season-high six tackles in Tulsa and UTEP contests...Recovered first fumble against Houston... Blocked a FG against UTEP...One of just two Tigers to block a kick in ‘06...Started all 13 games in ‘07...Led team in TFL with 9.5 for minus 31 yds...Registered team-high four sacks for minus 22 yds...Ranked 5th on team in tackles (55)... Logged second career fumble recovery, and had five tackles against Jacksonville St.... Forced first career fumble against MTSU...Credited with a career-high


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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL

10 tackles against ECU...On the 10 stops he made, only one resulted first down for ECU...Led squad in tackles in New Orleans Bowl with eight...For the season, totaled four games of five or more tackles and logged a sack in three of final four games...2008 Highlights: Played in 11 of 13 games with 10 starts at defensive tackle...Did not play against ECU and SMU because of ankle injury...Ranked 37th nationally in sacks/game...Four sacks against ASU ranked tied for the highest total in the NCAA FBS in ‘08... Third in C-USA in sacks and tied for 20th in TFL...Led team in sacks and was 2nd in TFL and 7th in tackles...Played in 44-straight games before sitting out ECU game...Was on the preseason Lombardi Award Watch List...Tied school record with four sacks for minus 32 yds against ASU... Became first UM player to have four sacks in a game since 1994...Tied for team lead in tackles with nine... Logged five tackles with two sacks for a loss of 18 yds versus UAB...Suffered an ankle injury early in Louisville game...Against UCF, started for first time since injury and posted three tackles...Honors: Selected to ‘08 All-C-USA First Team...Named C-USA Defensive Player of the Week following ‘08 ASU game...Named ‘07 Co-Defensive Player of the Year at team banquet...Was an honorable mention All-C-USA pick in ‘07...Received one of the Glenn Jones Awards at the ‘08 Blue-Gray Game...Notable: Started for the East Team in the ‘09 East-West Shrine Game... Voted as one of the permanent season captains for both the ‘07 and ‘08 seasons...Was first junior under Tommy West to be selected as a captain...Expected to graduate in Dec. ‘09 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in business and communications...Drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals. MCDONALD’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SACK 2005 12/0 3 3 6 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 2006 12/10 20 21 41 1 1-0 0 2-8 0.5-4 2007 13/13 27 28 55 1 1-0 2 9.5-31 4-22 2008 11/10 17 22 39 0 0-0 1 7.5-56 7-55 TOTAL 48/33 67 74 141 2 2-0 3 19-95 11.5-81

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

#41 COREY MILLS

MILLS’ CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SACK 2004* 2/0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 2006 11/10 12 17 29 2 0-0 2 3-15 2-14 2007 12/1 10 13 23 2 1-0 0 2.5-11 1-1 2008 13/11 10 16 26 0 0-0 0 2-6 1.5-5 TOTAL 38/22 32 46 78 4 1-0 2 7.5-32 4.5-20 * AT OLE MISS

INT 0-0 0-0 1-9 0-0 1-9

Career Summary: Started 35 of 48 career games...Had at least one tackle in all but four of the 48 games...Played in 11 games in ‘05...Recorded first interception in win over UTC...Tallied second INT against UAB and returned it 33 yds...Played in 11 games and made nine starts in ‘06... Had a fumble recovery against ECU on 3rd-and-goal from Memphis 2...Stopped a second potential ECU scoring drive when he picked off James Pinkney at Tigers’ 16... Picked off UAB’s Chris Williams in 1st quarter and rolled off 29 yds on the return to give Memphis the ball on Blazers’ 19-yd line...Finished season ranked 6th on squad in tackles and 2nd in interceptions...Started all 13 games in ‘07...Tied for team lead in INTs with 3...Logged 33 return yds on his picks...Ranked 2nd on team in tackles...Made seven or more stops in 6 of 13 games...Registered first interception of ‘07 against Jacksonville St., and returned it 33 yds...Tallied seven stops in consecutive games against ASU and Marshall....Set one of highlight plays of the season in motion when he forced ASU to fumble at the Memphis 14...The ball was recovered by Freddie Barnett who raced 88 yds for the TD...Set a career high with nine tackles versus MTSU...Also credited with second pick of the season against MTSU...2008 Highlights: Started all 13 games at strong safety...Ranked 38th in C-USA in tackles (5.4)...Third on team in tackles and 2nd in fumbles recovered... Recorded five or more tackles in seven games...Led team with eight tackles versus Ole Miss...Against Rice, made ninth career interception and returned it 16 yds...Recorded eight tackles for the second-straight game, including five solos... Recovered second career fumble against ASU...Logged seven tackles and matched a career high with five assists versus ECU...Led Tigers in tackles with a season-high nine stops in the bowl game...The nine tackles also tied his career high... Honors: Received one of the True Tiger Awards at the ‘07 Blue-Gray Game...Earned one of the Chris Faros Most Improved Player Awards at the ‘06 Blue-Gray scrimmage... Received the Rex Dockery Award at the ‘05 spring game... Named in ‘07 and ‘08 to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America second team...Was first Tiger football player selected as an Academic All-American since 1992...Selected to C-USA Football All-Academic Team (2006-08)... Notable: Is the only Tiger football player to earn Academic All-America honor twice...Earned his master’s degree in finance in December ‘08. PATTERSON’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SACK INT 2005 11/0 9 4 13 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 2-33 2006 11/9 30 17 47 4 1-0 0 0-0 0-0 3-29 2007 13/13 42 35 77 3 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 3-33 2008 13/13 29 42 71 4 2-0 0 .5-1 0-0 1-16 1 .5-1 0-0 9-111 TOTAL 48/35 110 98 208 11 3-0

#71 BRANDON PEARCE O FFENSIVE L INE • 6-6 • 290 • 4L MEMPHIS, TENN./CHRISTIAN BROTHERS HS Career Summary: Earned four letters in the offensive line... Logged 45 consecutive starts...Played 86 percent of the Tigers’ offensive plays over his four seasons...Played 436 of 836 offensive snaps in ‘05...Was in on all but two of Tigers’ 766 plays in ‘06...Logged action on 977 of 1,017 plays in ‘07...Missed just 81 total offensive plays as a senior... Was part of a Tiger offensive line that has ranked in the top 25 nationally the last four seasons in sacks allowed... Memphis ranked No. 1 in C-USA from 2005-07 and No. 2 in 2008 in sack denial...2008 Highlights: Part of an o-line that ranked 2nd in C-USA in sack denial with 17...Started all 13 games at right tackle...Saw action on 92 percent of Memphis’ offensive plays...Honors: Selected to the 2008 All-C-USA First Team...Named Offensive Lineman of the Year at ‘08 team banquet...Was a semifinalist for the 2008 Draddy Trophy...Was on the preseason Lombardi Award Watch List in ‘08...Named to the ‘08 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 4 first team...Selected to the ‘08 CUSA Football All-Academic Team...Was a second-team ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District pick

#45 TOMMY PHELPS L INEBACKER • 6-3 • 245 • 2L R OELAND P ARK , K AN ./B UTLER CC Career Summary: Played 23 games over two seasons... Was the defensive recipient of the first-ever Top Newcomer Award at the ‘07 Blue-Gray Game...Logged time at linebacker and with the special teams unit in 11 of the Tigers’ 13 games in ‘07...Totaled 31 tackles, three TFL and one PBU…Registered seven games with three or more tackles... Saw first game action against Jacksonville St....Credited with a career-high seven tackles, including three solos, against USM... Registered four tackles, all solo strikes, in New Orleans Bowl...2008 Highlights: Played in 12 of 13 games on special teams and on defense...Matched career high with seven tackles versus Marshall...Missed ECU game because of elbow injury...Credited with three tackles, including two solo stops in St. Petersburg Bowl...Notable: Earned a bachelor’s degree in management in May ‘09. YR 2007 2008 TOTAL

PHELPS’ CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SACK 11/0 18 13 31 1 0 0 3-7 0-0 12/0 8 13 21 0 0 0 1.5-3 0-0 23/0 26 26 52 1 0 0 4.5-10 0-0

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0

#87 CARLTON ROBINZINE W IDE R ECEIVER • 6-3 • 218 • 4L M EMPHIS , T ENN ./B OLTON HS Career Summary: Lettered four seasons as a receiver while battling through tough injuries along the way...Solid contributor who played in 8 of 12 games in ‘05...Started in five contests, but was sidelined twice for injuries...Missed UCF game with hamstring injury...Severely burned left hand in a cooking accident just two days before USM game... Required a skin graft and spent remainder of season rehabilitating hand...Caught his first career pass on a 34-yd toss from Will Hudgens against Ole Miss in ‘05...Logged three-straight games with two receptions against Houston, ECU and UAB...Had a season-high 48 yds on two catches against ECU, which also included a long reception of 38 yds....Poised to help lead a young receiving corps in ‘06 before an injury took him off the field just as season opened... Caught passes of 8 yds and 5 yds in Tigers’ first offensive series of the 2nd quarter against Ole Miss...Rushed for six yards on Memphis’ first play of the 3rd quarter...Left the game after that gain and did not return to the field...Tore ligaments in his knee and had surgery...Played in all 13 games in ‘07 with two starts a year after being sidelined with a knee injury...Caught a pass in eight games and had multiple receptions in four contests...Averaged 11.8 yards per catch and 17.2 yards receiving/game...Registered first career TD reception on a career-long 48-yd pass from Martin Hankins in 2nd quarter against Jacksonville St....Had career highs of six receptions and 80 yds in first start of season versus ECU...2008 Highlights: Played in all 13 games at wide receiver...Caught at least one pass in first four games...Had a season-high 20-yd reception versus Nicholls St....Against Louisville, registered a season-high 30 yds receiving and matched a career high with six receptions...Caught a 19yd pass in the opening drive versus USM that resulted in a TD two plays later...Notable: Graduated in December ‘08 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing management. YR 2005 2006 2007 2008 TOTAL

ROBINZINE’S CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS G/S NO YDS AVG TDS LG 8/5 8 131 16.4 0 38 1/0 2 13 6.5 0 8 13/2 19 224 11.8 1 48 13/0 16 127 7.9 0 20 35/7 45 495 11.0 1 48

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Career Summary: Enrolled at Memphis in Aug. ‘05 as a transfer from Ole Miss...Used ‘05 season as a redshirt year...Started in 10 of 11 games in ‘06...Registered four tackles and forced a fumble against Tennessee...Had six tackles against ASU, including assisting on two sacks... Began having problems with shoulder and totaled five tackles in next four games...Ended season ranked 10th in tackles...Played in all but the Jacksonville St. game in ‘07, and started against Marshall at left end...Registered 23 tackles, one interception, a fumble recovery and a sack in ‘07...Logged first career fumble recovery against ASU... Recorded first career INT versus UAB at Memphis 34, and made a 9-yd return...Registered season-high five tackles against SMU, with a career-best four solos...Received one of the spring MVP awards prior to ‘08 Blue-Gray Game...2008 Highlights: Played in all 13 games, with 11 starts at left end...Served as one of the team captains, and started against Ole Miss...Assisted on a sack for a loss of a yard...Logged a season-high five tackles versus ASU... Assisted on a sack in the 1st quarter...Posted three tackles on third down to force ASU punts...Matched a season-high with five tackles and four assisted stops against UCF... Notable: Earned his bachelor’s degree in finance in May ‘08...Was working on his master’s degree in finance during his final year of eligibility.

S AFETY • 6-1 • 195 • 4L G ERMANTOWN , T ENN ./G ERMANTOWN HS

in ‘07...Notable: Earned his bachelor’s degree in English literature in May ‘08, and was working on his master’s degree during his final year of eligibility...Voted one of two permanent season captains by his teammates in ‘08.

2008 REVIEW

D EFENSIVE L INE • 6-4 • 270 • 3L M EMPHIS , T ENN ./O LE M ISS

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2003 New Orleans Bowl Champion • 2004 GMAC Bowl • 2005 Motor City Bowl Champion 2007 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl • 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL #85 BRETT RUSSELL T IGHT E ND • 6-3 • 245 • 4L MEMPHIS, TENN./CHRISTIAN BROTHERS HS

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Career Summary: Started 36 of 49 career games for the Tigers...Started five games in ‘05 when Memphis was in a two tight end set...Had first career pass reception, which was also first TD grab, against UTC...Also caught a pass against ECU...Saw action on special teams and was a key component in blocking for All-American DeAngelo Williams...Started in six of the Tigers’ 12 games in ‘06... Registered first catch of the season against UTC...Recorded first career multi-catch game against Tennessee...Caught a 19-yd pass in the 2nd quarter and an 8-yd pass in the 3rd...Posted back-to-back multiple reception games against Tulsa and Marshall...Logged a career-high 83 yds on two catches versus Marshall...Registered a career-high 45yd TD reception versus Marshall, scoring on 10th career catch...Named honorable mention All-C-USA following ‘07 season after starting all 13 games...Caught at least one pass in nine games, and registered multiple receptions in six contests...Averaged 7.1 yds per reception....Tallied a career-high five receptions against Rice for 28 yds and registered third career score...Recorded fifth game of the season with multiple catches against SMU...Caught two passes for 12 yds in the triple OT win...Came up with a crucial 6-yd gain in the 3rd OT to move Tigers inside SMU 20...Was 2nd on team in both receptions and receiving yards in New Orleans Bowl...Tallied four catches for 45 yds and a TD versus Florida Atlantic in the bowl game... Caught an 8-yd TD pass up the middle from Hankins on Memphis’ first drive of the game...2008 Highlights: Started 12 games at tight end...Had a reception in the first six games of the season, including multiple catches versus Rice and ASU...Also posted two receptions against ECU and USM...Notable: Set to graduate in August ‘09 with a bachelor’s degree in sports management. YR 2005 2006 2007 2008 TOTAL

RUSSELL’S CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS G/S NO YDS AVG TDS 12/5 2 26 13.0 1 12/6 9 130 14.4 1 13/13 22 157 7.1 2 12/12 12 73 6.1 0 49/36 43 372 8.7 4

LG 26 45 16 15 45

#66 CODY STUBBLEFIELD O FFENSIVE L INE • 6-4 • 294 • 2L N EW A LBANY , M ISS ./I TAWAMBA CC Career Summary: Appeared in 25 career games... Signed with the Tigers in Dec. ‘07 and enrolled at the U of M for the spring semester…Played in 12 games on both the offensive line and as a member of the special teams unit for FGs and PATs...Saw action in a season-high 17 offensive plays in the road meeting at UCF...Part of an offensive line that helped Memphis rank 13th nationally in passing offense and 23rd in total offense...Tiger offensive front only gave up 14 sacks in 13 games to rank 10th nationally and lead C-USA in sack denial...Was in on 95 of Memphis’ 928 offensive plays in ‘07...2008 Highlights: Started all 13 games at left tackle...Part of an offensive line that ranked second in C-USA in fewest sacks allowed with 17...Saw action on 89 percent (870 of 977) of Memphis’ offensive plays...Also saw action at both guard positions...Played every snap against Rice, Marshall, ASU and UAB...Notable: Graduated in May ‘09 with a bachelor’s degree in history. #49 BRENT SUTHERLAND P UNTER • 6-4 • 210 • 2L B RANDON , M ISS ./H INDS CC Career Summary: Signed with the Tigers in Dec. ‘07 and was able to work out with the squad in the spring... Had a steady first season, handling 52 of the Tigers’ 62 punts...Average of 40.7 yds per punt ranked 11th all-time in single season average...Ranked eighth in C-USA in punting average...Recorded 13 career punts of 50 yds or more...Played in all 13 games in ‘07...Recorded five punts over 50 yds, with a long of 70...Had a 50-yd or more punt

in each of his first three games...Dropped 12 punts inside the 20...Credited with one punt for 51 yards in his first game as a Tiger against Ole Miss...Punted a career-high nine times against MTSU, and placed a career-best three inside the 20...MTSU only returned one of the nine punts in the game... Registered an average of 45.2 yards on six punts in the New Orleans Bowl versus Florida Atlantic... The 45.2 yards was a season best in games with more than two punts...Upped career high with a 70-yd punt in the 4th quarter of the postseason contest...Dropped three punts inside the 20 and only had one returned in the game... Ended season ranked 64th nationally...2008 Highlights: Played in all 13 games...Ranked 45th nationally and sixth in C-USA in punting (40.9)...Had four punts against Rice for a 40.2 average...Hit a 56 yarder inside the 20 to the 6-yd line in the 4th quarter...Tallied six punts versus UAB and had a 43.5 average...Registered a season long punt of 58 yds...Logged a season-high eight punts for 337 yds in the St. Petersburg Bowl, which was played indoors at Tropicana Field...Tallied a long punt of 56 yds in the contest...Also had four other kicks over 40 yds (48, 44, 48, 43)...Averaged 42.1 yards on his eight punts against USF...Honors: Was a 2008 All-C-USA honorable mention pick...Named Special Teams Player of the Year at team banquet...Notable: Expected to graduate in August ‘09 with a bachelor’s degree in biology. YR 2007 2008 TOTAL

SUTHERLAND’S CAREER PUNTING STATISTICS G No. Yds Avg TB FC I20 LG 50+ BL 13 52 2,115 40.7 4 8 12 70 6 3 13 52 2,127 40.9 4 7 14 58 7 0 26 104 4,242 40.8 8 15 26 70 13 3

#55 BRENT TODD O FFENSIVE L INE • 6-3 • 305 • 2L P ELHAM , A LA ./H INDS CC Career Summary: Appeared in 23 career games...Signed with the Tigers in Feb. ‘07, and joined the squad during camp in August...Played all 13 games in ‘07 in the offensive line and as a member of the special teams unit for FGs and PATs...Saw first game action in the season opener with Ole Miss...Part of an offensive line that led C-USA in sack denial with 14, which also ranked 10th nationally... Helped the Tiger offense rank 13th nationally in passing offense and 23rd in total offense...Was in on 107 of Memphis’ 1,017 offensive plays in ‘07...Received one of the Chris Faros Most Improved Player Awards at the ‘08 Blue-Gray Game...2008 Highlights: Played in 10 of 13 games on the offensive line at left tackle and left guard... Part of an offensive line that ranked second in C-USA in fewest sacks allowed with 17...Came off the bench in the season opener and played 56 of 84 snaps at left tackle... Missed three straight games with a foot injury...Worked just about half of the team’s offensive plays in the final five games of the season...Notable: Graduated in May ‘09 with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in sport management and communications. #14 EARNEST WILLIAMS W IDE R ECEIVER • 6-0 • 195 • 4L B ELLS , T ENN ./C ROCKETT C O . HS Career Summary: Is the only Tiger senior in this class to play in all 50 games for Memphis the last four years... Made 35 starts during that time...Ranked tied for 9th all-time at Memphis in receptions with 105 and 19th in receiving yards with 1,061...Ranked sixth all-time in career receiving touchdowns with 14...Also totaled four career rushing TDs...Played in all 12 games in ‘05, starting in five of the last six games of the season...Opened season with a 9-yd reception against Ole Miss...Caught a pass in five straight games...Scored first career TD on a 2-yd run in the 1st quarter against UAB...Had a break-out game against USM with 33 yds receiving on four catches and four rushes for 43 yds... Closed out season with a 42-yd catch in the Motor City Bowl...Scored second career TD on a 5-yd run in the bowl game...Was one of just two Tigers to log more than 100 yards rushing and 100 yards receiving in ’05...Also one of just four Tigers to log multiple rushing TDs in ‘05... Played in all 12 games as a sophomore and made nine

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starts on offense...Registered first career TD catch against UTC on a 14-yd pass from Martin Hankins...Recorded first TD on his 24th career reception...Had multiple receptions in first six games of the season...Also had TD catches versus ECU and USM...Was one of five Tiger receivers to total 20 or more catches in ‘06...Ranked third on the team in receiving yards with 313...Tied for second in receiving TDs with three...One of just five Tiger players to score from the run in ‘06...Played in all 13 games with nine starts in ‘07...Caught multiple passes in nine games and at least one pass in all but one game...Tied for 2nd on the squad in receiving TDs with five...Scored four receiving TDs in the final six games of the season...Ranked 3rd on team in scoring with 36 points (5 receiving TDs, 1 rushing TD)... Handled all but one punt return in ‘07...Averaged 9.0 yards on 13 returns...Also ended season with nine carries for 71 yards and a TD as well as four KO returns for an average of 34.2 yds/return...Busted off a 52-yd punt return against Jacksonville St...The 177 all-purpose yards against JSU was a season high...Caught first TD of the season against UCF and had a 54-yd KO return in the game...Recorded a career-high 96 yds receiving against Tulane and became first Tiger in ‘07 to score two TDs in a game when he scored both a rushing and receiving TD against the Green Wave...2008 Highlights: Played in all 13 games with 12 starts at wide receiver...Tied for 3rd on team in scoring with 36 points...Fifth on team in receiving yds (249), fifth in receptions (29) and led the squad in receiving TDs (6)... Had a career-high six receptions against Ole Miss for 36 yards and a TD...Touchdown came on a 3-yd pass in 1st quarter...Had 86 all-purpose yards with 46 yds on three kick returns and four yards on one punt return...Recorded a 10-yd TD reception and had two rushes for nine yards against Rice...Scored a receiving TD for the third straight game with a 4-yd reception against Marshall...Against UAB, caught four passes for a season-high 66 yds and a career-best two receiving TDs, marking second time with two TDs in a game...Had a season-high 30-yd reception in 2nd quarter for a TD...Also caught a 20-yd TD pass... Had 52 yds receiving on five receptions with a TD versus Louisville...The one reception for a loss of four yards came on a 54-yd gain on a hook-and-ladder versus USM, when he then flipped the pass back to Curtis Steele who ran the play 59 yards allowing Memphis to score on the next snap...Was also in on a second hook-and-ladder play in the St. Petersburg Bowl...Honors: Received one of the Top Tiger Awards at the team banquet...Earned two True Tiger Awards, presented in the springs of ‘07 and ‘08... Named honorable mention All-C-USA following the ‘07 season...Notable: Expected to graduate in August ‘09 with a bachelor’s degree in sports management. YR 2005 2006 2007 2008 TOTAL YR 2005 2006 2007 2008 TOTAL YR 2005 2006 2007 2008 TOTAL

WILLIAMS’ CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS G/S NO YDS AVG TDS LG 12/5 17 131 7.7 0 42 12/9 26 313 12.0 3 43 13/9 33 368 11.2 5 47 13/12 29 249 8.6 6 30 50/35 105 1,061 10.1 14 47 WILLIAMS’ CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS G/S NO YDS AVG TDS 12/5 17 108 6.4 2 12/9 28 130 4.6 1 13/9 9 71 7.9 1 13/12 10 56 5.6 0 50/35 64 365 5.7 4

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WILLIAMS’ CAREER ALL-PURPOSE STATISTICS G/S RUSH REC PR KR IR TOT AVG 12/5 108 131 0 0 0 239 19.9 12/9 130 313 0 0 0 443 36.9 13/9 71 368 117 137 0 693 53.3 13/12 56 249 31 45 0 381 29.3 50/35 365 1,061 148 182 0 1,756 35.1


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CONFERENCE USA: COMPETITION LIVES HERE Marking its 15-year milestone during the 2009-10 season, Conference USA is still going strong. From the beginning, dedication to excellence has been the league’s guiding principle and remains today a common thread for a promising future. C-USA is home to 12 nationally prominent, tradition-rich members in East Carolina, Houston, Marshall, Memphis, Rice, SMU, Southern Miss, Tulane, Tulsa, UAB, UCF and UTEP. This combination enhances men’s and women’s programs that are immersed in athletic success and academic prowess. Together, we are committed to excellence, integrity and leadership in athletics, academics and in our communities. All C-USA institutions sponsor Division I-A football, along with several other men’s and women’s athletic programs, many of which compete regularly for NCAA Championships. C-USA sponsors competition in 19 sports - nine for men (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis and indoor and outdoor track and field) and 10 for women (basketball, cross country, golf, softball, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field and volleyball). The league sponsors numerous academic awards, including the Commissioner’s Honor Roll and the Commissioner’s Academic Medal, indicative of outstanding achievement in the classroom. C-USA annually awards 12 postgraduate scholarships, along with the Sport Academic Award, Scholar Athletes of the Year and the Institutional Academic Excellence Award. Conference USA also added a Spirit of Service Award, recognizing student-athletes three times a year for a combination of significant community service efforts, good academic standing and participation in their elected sport. SUCCESS ON THE PLAYING FIELD Conference USA performers have achieved great success in competition, placing the league among the top conferences in the nation. Football

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50 teams have earned bowl bids Member of the Bowl Championship Series Bowl tie-ins with the AutoZone Liber ty Bowl, Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, EagleBank Bowl, R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl, St. Petersburg Bowl and Texas Bowl Men’s Basketball Consistently rated as one of the top basketball leagues in the country 83 postseason teams (43 NCAA and 35 NIT, 5 CBI) One National Championship title game appearance Three Final Four teams Seven Elite Eight NCAA Tournament teams One NIT Champion and four NIT semifinalists Inaugural CBI Champion Women’s Basketball 43 NCAA Tournament appearances 30 WNIT appearances One team in the NCAA Sweet 16 Two WNIT semifinalists Baseball 47 NCAA appearances Six College World Series appearances (2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2001), including the last five in a row 13 Super Regional appearances Has produced at least four NCAA teams in seven of the last eight seasons In addition, 32 volleyball teams, 46 men’s and women’s soccer teams and 22 softball teams have earned NCAA Tournament bids. C-USA has sent three men’s soccer teams to the NCAA College Cup, five softball teams to the Women’s College World Series and three volleyball teams

to the Sweet 16. The league has also had six national champions in NCAA track and field competition, one national champion in diving and numerous NCAA individual and team competitors in cross country, golf, swimming, tennis and track and field. Overall, Conference USA teams and individuals have made more than 500 NCAA appearances. C-USA AND THE BCS The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is a five-game arrangement for post-season college football that is designed to match the two top-rated teams in a national championship game and to create exciting and competitive matchups between eight other highly regarded teams in four other games. The bowl games participating are the Fiesta Bowl, Orange Bowl, Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl. In addition, a BCS National Championship Game will be played at one of the bowl sites. The Conference USA champion (along with the champions of the Mid-American Conference, the Mountain West Conference, the Sun Belt Conference, and the Western Athletic Conference) will have an automatic berth in one of the five bowls if, and only if: It is a Conference Champion; and Either... It is ranked in the top 12 of the BCS Standings on Bowl Selection Sunday; It is ranked in the top 16 of the BCS Standings on Bowl Selection Sunday, and its ranking in the BCS Standings is better than that of a champion of a conference that has an annual automatic berth in one of the BCS bowl games. SUCCESS OFF THE FIELD C-USA institutions are among the nation’s best in academic performance among student-athletes, bolstered by the fact that student-athletes at league schools have a higher graduation rate than the general student population. Among C-USA’s 5,000 student-athletes, there are champions off the playing field as well. In 14 years, 130 student-athletes earned national ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors, while 461 were named All-District. In addition, more than 17,000 student-athletes have been named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll or received the Commissioner’s Academic Medal, indicative of outstanding achievement in the classroom. C-USA ON TV C-USA enjoys significant television exposure through its partnerships with ESPN Inc. and CBS College Sports Television Networks. The league entered into long-term agreements with both ESPN and CBS College Sports, which, combined, provides C-USA with significant national

C-USA STAFF Commissioner: ........................................Britton Banowsky Executive Associate Commissioner: ........... Judy MacLeod Assoc. Commissioner: .................................... Alfred White Assoc. Commissioner: ................................... Kelly Carney Assoc. Comm./Sports Services: ...................Chris Woolard Assoc. Comm./Compliance & Academics: ......Rob Phillippi Asst. Comm./Public Affairs: ....... Courtney Morrison-Archer Asst. Comm./Football & Baseball Operations: .. Russell Anderson Asst. Comm./Business Affairs: ...................Catrina Gibson Asst. Comm./Sports Services: .................... Keisha Dunlap Director of Compliance & Student Services: ....Callie Hubbell Director of Special Events: ......................... Monay Scholle Associate Director of Media Relations:.......... Debbie Davis Assistant Director of Media Relations:............. Tod Meisner Assistant Director of Sports Services: ............ Walter Brock Asst. Director of Marketing & Business Affairs: . Carmen Jones Executive Assistant to the Commissioner:... Darlene Winsett Administrative Assistant:............................ Katie McGregor

Creative Services Consultant: .....Erika Amstadt Hirschfield

COORDINATORS OF OFFICIALS Baseball: .................................................. Richard Fetchiet Men’s Basketball: ............................................ Dale Kelley Women’s Basketball: ................................. Patty Broderick Football: ........................................................ Gerald Austin Soccer: ...........................................................David Harris Softball: .....................................................Lurline Hamilton Volleyball: .................................................Marcia Alterman


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and regional exposure for football, men’s and women’s basketball, and all other conference sports. Additionally, the CBS College Sports agreement includes video-on-demand, Internet, broadband, national over-the-air and satellite radio, and wireless distribution as well as corporate marketing rights, and website production through CBS Interactive. The agreement with ESPN extends Britton Banowsky the conference’s current C-USA Commissioner regular season football package to include the broadcast of the conference’s Football Championship Game. It also encompasses distribution of men’s basketball and women’s basketball on ESPN/ESPN2 and both tournament championship games. C-USA IN THE COMMUNITY The conference’s footprint is concentrated with 12 members in nine states and a combined area population of nearly 17 million. More than 1.1 million living alumni represent C-USA schools across the nation. With a renewed commitment to community involvement, the conference has begun development of several initiatives to maintain strong ties in C-USA cities, as well as with fans and alumni across the country. C-USA schools also place a priority on giving back to their communities through volunteer service with local and national organizations. GOVERNANCE Along with the ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-10 and SEC, Conference USA is one of the seven conferences having significant representation in the NCAA governance structure. The Presidents of the member institutions serve as the league’s Board of Directors. R. Gerald Turner of SMU currently serves as chair of the Board.

A PROUD HISTORY; A PROMISING FUTURE Conference USA was formed in 1995 and quickly emerged as one of the nation’s top conferences. The conference unveiled its name, logo and commissioner on April 24, 1995 in Chicago. The league’s charter members included Charlotte, Cincinnati, DePaul, Houston, Louisville, Marquette, Memphis, Saint Louis, Southern Miss, Tulane, UAB and USF. Eleven of the institutions began athletic participation in 1995, while Houston joined competition in the fall of 1996. The league’s headquarters were established in Chicago and after nine years, relocated to the current office in Irving, Texas. Britton Banowsky was named Commissioner in October 2002, succeeding Mike Slive, the league’s first commissioner. C-USA added East Carolina (September, 1996) and the United States Military Academy (March, 1997) as football members. ECU began league competition in 1997; Army in 1998 and UAB began football play in 1999. The league

added TCU and ECU (1999) for all sports and they began competition in 2001. USF started C-USA football in 2003. After celebrating its 10th Anniversary during the 2004-05 season, C-USA began a new chapter in 2005-06 when its current membership came together to form the new look of the league. Since its formation, C-USA has established a strong foundation, an identity and a history that reflects the league’s national presence. Fourteen years of remarkable history has reinforced the league’s position in collegiate athletics, setting the course for the next decade and beyond.

2009 C-USA TELEVISION SCHEDULE CBS COLLEGE SPORTS NATIONAL Sep. 5 Buffalo at UTEP Sep. 12 Kansas at UTEP Sep. 19 Virginia at Southern Miss Oct. 1 Southern Miss at UAB Oct. 3 East Carolina at Marshall Oct. 3 Tulsa at Rice Oct. 10 Navy at Rice Oct. 17 Houston at Tulane Oct. 17 Miami (Fla.) at UCF Oct. 24 SMU at Houston Nov. 7 Houston at Tulsa Nov. 27 Memphis at Tulsa ESPN Sep. 4 Tulsa at Tulane Sep. 6 Mississippi at Memphis Sep. 14 Boise State at Tulsa Sep. 21 Tulsa at UTEP Nov. 1 Marshall at UCF Nov. 5 Virginia Tech at ECU Nov. 15 East Carolina at Tulsa Dec. 19 St. Petersburg Bowl Dec. 20 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Dec. 24 Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl Dec. 31 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Jan. 2 AutoZone Liberty Bowl

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ESPN 2 Sep. 12 BYU at Tulane Sep. 26 Texas Tech at Houston Oct. 27 East Carolina at Memphis ESPN or ESPN2 Sep. 19 ECU at North Carolina Dec. 5 C-USA Championship Game ESPN CLASSIC OR ESPN U Oct. 3 Tulane at Army ESPN 360 Sep. 12 Marshall at Virginia Tech FOX SPORTS NET Sep. 12 Houston at Oklahoma State Sep. 19 Tulsa at Oklahoma Sep. 26 Southern Miss at Kansas Sep. 26 UTEP at Texas THE MTN. Sep. 12 Tulsa at New Mexico SMU at TCU Oct. 3 BIG EAST NETWORK REGIONAL Oct. 17 Marshall at West Virginia MASN REGIONAL Sep. 5 Appalachian State at ECU East Carolina at SMU Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Rice at East Carolina Nov. 21 UAB at East Carolina

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2009 C-USA COMPOSITE SCHEDULE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 Tulsa at Tulane

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 East Carolina at West Virginia Houston at Oklahoma State Marshall at Virginia Tech Memphis at Middle Tennessee Rice at Texas Tech SMU at UAB UCF at Southern Miss BYU at Tulane Tulsa at New Mexico Kansas at UTEP SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 East Carolina at North Carolina Bowling Green at Marshall UT-Martin at Memphis Rice at Oklahoma State SMU at Washington State Virginia at Southern Miss Tulsa at Oklahoma

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1 Southern Miss at UAB SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 East Carolina at Marshall Houston at UTEP Memphis at UCF Tulsa at Rice SMU at TCU Tulane at Army SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 East Carolina at SMU Houston at Mississippi State Marshall at Tulane UTEP at Memphis Navy at Rice Southern Miss at Louisville WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 Boise State at Tulsa

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21 Tulsa at UTEP SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24 SMU at Houston UAB at Marshall UCF at Rice Tulane at Southern Miss TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27 East Carolina at Memphis SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 Southern Miss at Houston SMU at Tulsa Tulane at LSU UAB at UTEP SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1 Marshall at UCF THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5 Virginia Tech at East Carolina SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 Houston at Tulsa Memphis at Tennessee

Rice at SMU UTEP at Tulane Florida Atlantic at UAB UCF at Texas SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14 Houston at UCF Southern Miss at Marshall UAB at Memphis Tulane at Rice UTEP at SMU SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15 East Carolina at Tulsa SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 UAB at East Carolina Memphis at Houston SMU at Marshall UTEP at Rice Tulsa at Southern Miss Tulane at UCF FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27 Memphis at Tulsa SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28 Southern Miss at East Carolina Rice at Houston Marshall at UTEP Tulane at SMU UCF at UAB SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5 C-USA Championship Game

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 UCF at East Carolina Texas Tech at Houston Marshall at Memphis Vanderbilt at Rice Southern Miss at Kansas McNeese State at Tulane Sam Houston State at Tulsa UAB at Texas A&M UTEP at Texas

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 Rice at East Carolina Houston at Tulane Marshall at West Virginia Memphis at Southern Miss Navy at SMU UAB at Mississippi Miami (Fla.) at UCF

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 Appalachian State at East Carolina Northwestern State at Houston Southern Illinois at Marshall Rice at UAB Stephen F. Austin at SMU Alcorn State at Southern Miss Samford at UCF Buffalo at UTEP

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TEXAS BOWL

Conference USA could be a part of the Texas Bowl in Houston if Navy is not bowl eligible, or if the Big 12 does not have enough bowl eligible teams to fill the bowl. Operated by Lone Star Sports & Entertainment, the bowl is played at the state-of-the-art Reliant Stadium, home of the NFL’s Houston Texans. The 2007 season was the first time that Conference USA had an affiliation with the Texas Bowl. In that meeting, Houston faced TCU in the game, falling 20-13. In 2008, Rice dominated Western Michigan, 38-14.

R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL QUICK FACTS When: .........December 20 - 7:15 p.m. CST Where: ............................New Orleans, La. Stadium: ..................Louisiana Superdome Capacity: ..........................................69,767 Network: .........................................ESPN2 Opponent: Sun Belt Conference Champion Executive Director: ............... Billy Ferrante Media Relations Director: ....... Sam Joffray Operations Director: ....... Alison Comeaux Telephone: ........................... 504-525-5678 Website: ............. www.neworleansbowl.org Conference USA renewed a partnership with the Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl, signing a contract to send a team to the 2009 contest. The opponent will be a team from the WAC. The University of Hawai‘i will be invited on behalf of the WAC if they are bowl eligible. A team from Conference USA has played in five Hawai’i Bowls since the inception of the post-season contest in 2002. SHERATON HAWAI’I BOWL QUICK FACTS When: ..............December 24 - 7 p.m. CST Where: .............................Honolulu, Hawaii Stadium: ............................. Aloha Stadium Capacity: ..........................................50,000 Network: ...........................................ESPN Opponent: ..... Western Athletic Conference Executive Director: ......... David A.K. Matlin Event Manager: ..................Tamarah Tabor Associate Executive Director: ..Daryl Garvin Telephone: ........................... 808-983-1124 Website: ......www.sheratonhawaiibowl.com

TEXAS BOWL QUICK FACTS When: ............................December 30 - 7 p.m. CST Where: .............................................Houston, Texas Stadium: ......................................... Reliant Stadium Capacity: ........................................................68,000 Network: ..............................................NFL Network Opponent: ............................................. Big 12/Navy Bowl Manager: ............................. Heather Houston President: .........................................Jamey Rootes Media Relations Director: .....................Bill Cousins Telephone: ......................................... 832-667-2220 Website: ....................................www.TexasBowl.org

Conference USA has agreements in place with seven different bowl games and is guaranteed a spot in five bowls for the 2009 season. The AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis will have the first selection of Conference USA teams to face an opponent from the Southeastern Conference in its game. The league will also provide teams for the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, the St. Petersburg Bowl and the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl this season. Conference USA could also earn two additional bowl spots this season. If Army is not bowl eligible, C-USA could send a team to the EagleBank Bowl in Washington, D.C. The league could also fill a spot in the Texas Bowl if Navy is not bowl eligible or if the Big 12 does not have enough teams to fill the game.

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ST. PETERSBURG BOWL QUICK FACTS When: ..............December 19 - 7 p.m. CST Where: .........................St. Petersburg, Fla. Stadium: ............................Tropicana Field Capacity: ..........................................43,000 Network: .........................................ESPN2 Opponent: ..................... Big East Selection Executive Director: ...............Brett Dulaney Asst. Executive Director: ...... Nikki Godfrey Manager Events/Marketing: Carlos Padilla Media Relations Director: ...... John Gerdes Telephone: ........................... 727-290-9865 Website: ........ www.StPetersburgBowl.com

Conference USA will be a part of the ninth annual R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl and will send a representative of the conference to the Louisiana Superdome for the December contest. For the ninth year in a row the opponent will be the Sun Belt Conference champion. The New Orleans Bowl is played at the Louisiana Superdome, home of Tulane University and the site of six Super Bowl games.

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Conference USA, which sent a team to the inaugural St. Petersburg Bowl in 2008, will again provide a team for the post-season contest in 2009. The St. Petersburg Bowl is the sixth postseason game to take place in the Sunshine State.

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AUTOZONE LIBERTY BOWL QUICK FACTS When: .............. January 2 - 4:30 p.m. CST Where: .............................. Memphis, Tenn. Stadium: ................. Liberty Bowl Memorial Capacity: ..........................................62,380 Network: ...........................................ESPN Opponent: ........................... SEC Selection Chief Executive Officer: ...... Perry Winstead Executive Director: ...............Steve Ehrhart President: ................................ Kevin Kane Assoc. Executive Director: ..Harold Graeter Telephone: ........................... 901-795-7700 Website: ......................www.libertybowl.org

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ST. PETERSBURG BOWL

Conference USA is entering the 14th year with the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. For the fourth-straight year, the game will feature a C-USA team against a team from the Southeastern Conference. The AutoZone Liberty Bowl celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. The C-USA representative has won seven of the last 12 Liberty Bowl games.

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For the second-straight season, Conference USA will send a team to the Bell Helicopters Armed Forces Bowl. The C-USA representative will face an opponent from the Mountain West Conference in this year’s game. Conference USA was part of the first four Armed Forces Bowls (known as the Fort Worth Bowl during its first three years.) BELL HELICOPTER ARMED FORCES BOWL QUICK FACTS When: ............December 31 - 11 a.m. CST Where: ........................... Fort Worth, Texas Stadium: ............. Amon G. Carter Stadium Capacity: ..........................................44,008 Network: ...........................................ESPN Opponent: ....... Mountain West Conference Executive Director: ..............................TBA Operations: .......................... Scott Pomeroy Media Relations Director: .....Tim Simmons Telephone: ........................... 817-810-0012 Website: ..........www.armedforcesbowl.com

Conference USA could send a league team to the EagleBank Bowl if Army is not bowl eligible. The game is in just its second year of existence in 2009, and matches Army with the eighth selection from the ACC. As part of its overall mission and in tribute to the nation’s capital and military, the EagleBank Bowl seeks to include a service academy in the game. Navy and Army will alternate years. In the inaugural game, Wake Forest upended Navy, 29-19, on Dec. 20, 2008. EAGLEBANK BOWL QUICK FACTS When: .........December 29 - 3:30 p.m. CST Where: ........................... Washington, D.C. Stadium: ............................... RFK Stadium Capacity: ..........................................52,000 Network: ...........................................ESPN Opponent: .........Atlantic Coast Conference Executive Director: .................. Steve Beck Telephone: .........................202-785-BOWL Website: ..............www.EagleBankBowl.org


Scoring ................. 108-110 Rushing ................. 110-113 Passing ................. 113-116 Receiving .............. 116-118 Total Offense.............118-119 All-Purpose ..................... 120 Punting .................121-122

Kicking ................ 122-123 Kick Returns ......... 123-125 Punt Returns ......... 125-126 Defense ................ 126-128 Miscellaneous ............ 128-129 All-Time Leaders .... 130-133 Annual Statistics ......... 134


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SINGLE GAME MOST POINTS SCORED (MIN. 18) 24 DeAngelo Williams vs Chattanooga 24 DeAngelo Williams vs Houston 24 DeAngelo Williams vs East Carolina 24 Dante Brown vs Houston 18 Steven Black vs Tulane 18 Joseph Doss vs UTEP 18 DeAngelo Williams vs Chattanooga 18 DeAngelo Williams vs Tulsa 18 DeAngelo Williams vs Akron 18 DeAngelo Williams vs Ole Miss 18 DeAngelo Williams vs Tennessee Tech 18 Ryan White vs UAB 18 Gerard Arnold vs Tulane 18 Gerard Arnold vs Arkansas St. 18 Russell Copeland vs Tennessee 18 John Martin vs Tulane 18 Larry Porter vs Arkansas State 18 Billy Moody vs Louisville 18 Jeff Womack vs Southwestern La. 18 Paul Gowen vs Cincinnati 18 Stan Davis vs Ole Miss 18 Jay McCoy vs Wichita State 18 Danny Pierce vs Southern Miss 18 Bob Sherlag vs Mississippi St. 18 Dave Casinelli vs The Citadel 18 Dave Casinelli vs UT-Arlington 18 Dave Casinelli vs The Citadel 18 James Earl Wright vs The Citadel 18 Don Coffee vs Tulsa 18 Nick Bouni vs Southern Miss 18 Bill Robertson vs Arkansas St. 18 Frank Berry vs Tampa

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MOST TOUCHDOWNS (MIN. 3) 4 DeAngelo Williams vs Chattanooga 4 DeAngelo Williams vs Houston 4 DeAngelo Williams vs East Carolina 4 Dante Brown vs Houston 3 Steven Black vs Tulane 3 Carlos Singleton vs SMU 3 Joseph Doss vs UTEP 3 DeAngelo Williams vs Chattanooga 3 DeAngelo Williams vs Tulsa 3 DeAngelo Williams vs Akron 3 DeAngelo Williams vs Ole Miss 3 DeAngelo Williams vs Tennessee Tech 3 Gerard Arnold vs Tulane 3 Gerard Arnold vs Arkansas St. 3 Russell Copeland vs Tennessee 3 John Martin vs Tulane 3 Larry Porter vs Arkansas State 3 Billy Moody vs Louisville 3 Jeff Womack vs Southwestern La. 3 Paul Gowen vs Cincinnati 3 Stan Davis vs Ole Miss 3 Jay McCoy vs Wichita State 3 Danny Pierce vs Southern Miss 3 Bob Sherlag vs Mississippi State 3 Dave Casinelli vs The Citadel 3 Dave Casinelli vs UT-Arlington 3 Dave Casinelli vs The Citadel 3 James Earl Wright vs The Citadel 3 Don Coffee vs Tulsa 3 Nick Bouni vs Southern Miss 3 Bill Robertson vs Arkansas St. 3 Frank Berry vs Tampa

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TOUCHDOWNS RESPONSIBLE FOR (MIN. 4) 5 Danny Wimprine vs Louisville 5 Danny Wimprine vs Murray St. 5 Danny Wimprine vs Army 5 James Earl Wright vs Tulsa 4 Arkelon Hall vs UAB 4 Martin Hankins vs East Carolina 4 Martin Hankins vs Southern Miss 4 Martin Hankins vs SMU 4 Danny Wimprine vs Bowling Green St. 4 DeAngelo Williams vs East Carolina 4 DeAngelo Williams vs Houston 4 Danny Wimprine vs East Carolina 4 Travis Anglin vs Chattanooga 4 Dante Brown vs Houston 4 Bernard Oden vs UAB 4 Steve Matthews vs Tulane

2004 2002 2001 1961 2008 2007 2007 2007 2004 2004 2004 2003 2001 2001 1997 1992

Tim Jones vs Tulane Lloyd Patterson vs Auburn Danny Pierce vs Louisville Billy Fletcher vs Mississippi St. James Earl Wright vs Hardin Simmons James Earl Wright vs Abilene Christian James Earl Wright vs Tennessee Tech

MOST PATS MADE KICKING (MIN. 7) 9 Pete Weeks vs Louisville 8 Joe Allison vs Tulane 8 Jack Carter vs Hardin-Simmons 7 Matt Reagan vs SMU 7 Stephen Gostkowski vs Chattanooga 7 Stephen Gostkowski vs Chattanooga 7 Stephen Gostkowski vs Tulane 7 Ryan White vs Houston 7 Pete Weeks vs Wichita State 7 Roger Carter vs Cincinnati 7 Hal McGeorge vs Virginia Tech MOST CONSECUTIVE PATS MADE (101) 101 Ryan White (101x101)

1989 1976 1969 1965 1961 1960 1960 1969 1992 1961 2007 2005 2004 2004 2001 1970 1972 1973 1998-01

MOST POINTS KICKING (MIN. 13) 18 Ryan White vs UAB 17 S. Gostkowski vs Arkansas St. 16 Ryan White vs Cincinnati 14 Stephen Gostkowski vs Marshall 14 Stephen Gostkowski vs Ole Miss 14 Joe Allison vs Tulane 13 Matt Reagan vs UAB 13 Matt Reagan vs SMU 13 Stephen Gostkowski vs Louisville 13 Ryan White vs Arkansas State 13 Don Glosson vs Ole Miss 13 Rusty Bennett vs North Texas State MOST FIELD GOALS MADE (MIN. 4) 5 Ryan White vs UAB 4 Matt Reagan vs UAB 4 S. Gostkowski vs Marshall 4 S. Gostkowski vs Arkansas State 4 Ryan White vs Arkansas State 4 Ryan White vs Cincinnati 4 Joe Allison vs Mississippi 4 Rusty Bennett vs North Texas

2 0 1999 2004 1998 2005 2003 1992 2007 2007 2004 2000 1983 1977 1999 2007 2005 2004 2000 1998 1992 1977

YEAR-BY-YEAR SCORING LEADERS YEAR 1940 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

PLAYER Sam Hinsman - fb Jake Scott - rb Alex Williams - fb Bill Robertson - wr Ralph Messer - rb Red Hoggatt - qb Ralph Messer - rb Ollie Keller - qb Andy Nelson - rb Andy Nelson - rb Bubba Leonard - qb Bob Schmidt - rb Paul Parrish - qb Nick Buoni - qb Jack Carler -qb Jack Carter - qb Russ Vollmer - qb Dave Casinelli - fb Billy Fletcher - qb Billy Fletcher - qb Tom Wallace - rb Nick Pappas - wr Jay McCoy - rb Pete Weeks - pk Jay McCoy - rb Paul Gowen - rb Dan Darby - rb Hal McGeorge - pk Bobby Williams - pk Terdell Middleton - rb Lloyd Patterson - qb Rusty Bennett - pk Earnest Gray - wr Richard Locke - fb Rusty Bennett - pk Greg Hauss - pk Trell Hooper - qb Don Glosson - pk Don Glosson - pk Don Glosson - pk John Butler - pk John Butler - pk John Butler - pk John Butler - pk Larry Porter - rb Joe Allison - pk Joe Allison - pk Joe Allison - pk Luis Tejeda - pk Drew Pairamore - pk Ted Lane - pk Bernard Oden - qb Ryan White - pk Ryan White - pk Ryan White - pk Dante Brown - rb Stephen Gostkowski - pk Stephen Gostkowski - pk DeAngelo Williams - rb DeAngelo Williams - rb Matt Reagan - pk Matt Reagan - pk Matt Reagan - pk

TDS 5 5 13 12 4 4 4 3 6 6 2 5 4 7 3 4 8 14 2 6 6 5 10 9 7 7 8 7 9 5 5 9 0 8 12 23 19 -

EP-EPA 1 10 20-22 5-7 2 1-4 29-36 38-43 23 16 24 37 6-1 32-32 20-24 1-1 21-22 1-1 11-11 8-8 29-29 18-19 18-19 7-8 25-26 20-22 18-18 25-25 32-32 30-30 9-10 10-10 12-13 1-1 22-22 25-25 18-18 32-37 44-44 25-26 35-38 31-32

FG-FGA 1-1 2-3 1-2 7 3 5 9 9 13-20 8-13 5-8 14-20 15-16 5-13 7-9 11-15 14-19 16-20 6-13 23-25 12-18 13-17 4-11 12-18 0-0 16-16 13-19 12-18 9-14 19-28 12-17 15-22 8-11

TP 31 30 78 72 24 24 24 28 36 42 32 35 26 44 53 65 72 84 49 69 36 30 60 52 63 42 42 59 47 50 42 60 56 30 35 23 30 71 63 33 28 58 62 66 54 43 101 66 48 22 48 50 70 64 54 72 59 101 138 114 61 80 55


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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL MOST TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 60 DeAngelo Williams 36 Dave Casinelli 27 Jay McCoy 20 Maurice Avery 20 Larry Porter 20 Russ Vollmer 19 Carlos Singleton 19 Tavares Gideon 19 Dante Brown 19 Paul Gowen 19 Terdell Middleton 19 Lloyd Patterson

CAREER SCORING LEADERS POS. pk rb pk pk rb pk pk rb pk pk rb qb qb rb qb/wr wr wr rb rb rb qb pk wr rb pk rb

NAME Stephen Gostkowski DeAngelo Williams Joe Allison Ryan White Dave Casinelli John Butler Matt Reagan Jay McCoy Don Glosson Rusty Bennett Alex Williams Billy Fletcher Russ Vollmer Larry Porter Maurice Avery Carlos Singleton Tavares Gideon Dante Brown Paul Gowen Terdell Middleton Lloyd Patterson Pete Weeks Earnest Williams Gerard Arnold Bobby Williams Jeff Womack

YRS. PLAYED 2002-05 2002-05 1990-93 1998-01 1960-63 1986-89 20061968-70 1983-85 1977-80 1949-50 1963-65 1961-63 1990-93 2002-05 20062002,2004 2001-02 1969-71 1974-76 1975-78 1968-69 2005-08 1997-99 1974-76 1982-86

MOST FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED (MIN. 4) 6 Ryan White vs UAB 4 Matt Reagan vs UAB, Rice 4 Matt Reagan vs UAB, Houston 4 Trey Adams vs Chattanooga 4 S. Gostkowski vs Marshall 4 S. Gostkowski vs Arkansas St. 4 Stephen Gostkowski vs Tennessee Tech 4 Ryan White vs Arkansas State 4 Ryan White vs Cincinnati 4 Joe Allison vs Mississippi 4 Rusty Bennett vs North Texas

1999 2007 2006 2006 2005 2004 2003 2000 1998 1992 1977

SINGLE SEASON

MOST TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 23 DeAngelo Williams 19 DeAngelo Williams 14 Dave Casinelli 13 DeAngelo Williams 13 Alex Williams 12 Dante Brown 12 Bill Robertson 12 Frank Berry

2004 2005 1963 2003 1949 2001 1950 1949

MOST TOUCHDOWNS RESPONSIBLE FOR 26 Danny Wimprine 26 Danny Wimprine 25 Martin Hankins 22 DeAngelo Williams 22 Danny Wimprine 21 Lloyd Patterson 20 Bernard Oden 19 Billy Fletcher 18 James Earl Wright 18 Martin Hankins 18 DeAngelo Williams 18 Steve Matthews 18 James Earl Wright 17 Danny Wimprine

2003 2002 2007 2004 2004 1976 1997 1965 1961 2006 2005 1992 1960 2001

MOST POINTS KICKING 108 Stephen Gostkowski 101 Stephen Gostkowski 101 Stephen Gostkowski 101 Joe Allison

2004 2005 2003 1992

FGS 70 51 49 48 35 1 34 30 10 12 17 -

TP 369 362 263 248 218 214 196 171 168 155 144 142 142 126 122 120 116 116 116 116 114 114 110 110 103 102

Matt Reagan Don Glosson Ryan White Joe Allison John Butler

2007 1983 1998 1993 1989

MOST PATS MADE 48 Stephen Gostkowski 44 Stephen Gostkowski 42 John Cobb 38 Jack Carter 37 Pete Weeks 36 Ryan White 35 Matt Reagan 35 Stephen Gostkowski 32 Stephen Gostkowski 32 Joe Allison 32 Hal McGeorge

2004 2003 1949 1961 1969 2001 2007 2005 2002 1992 1973

MOST PATS ATTEMPTED 49 Stephen Gostkowski 44 Stephen Gostkowski 43 Jack Carter 42 Pete Weeks 38 Matt Reagan 37 Stephen Gostkowski 36 Ryan White 36 Jack Carter 35 Stephen Gostkowski

2004 2003 1961 1969 2007 2002 2001 1960 2005

MOST FIELD GOALS MADE 23 Joe Allison 22 Stephen Gostkowski 20 Stephen Gostkowski 19 Stephen Gostkowski 16 Ryan White 16 John Butler 15 Matt Reagan 15 Don Glosson

1992 2005 2004 2003 1998 1989 2007 1984

MOST FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED 29 Stephen Gostkowski 25 Stephen Gostkowski 25 Joe Allison 24 Stephen Gostkowski 22 Matt Reagan 20 John Butler 20 Don Glosson 20 Rusty Bennett

2003 2005 1992 2004 2007 1989 1983 1977

MOST CONSECUTIVE FIELD GOALS MADE (16) 16 Ryan White

1998-99

MOST TOUCHDOWNS RESPONSIBLE FOR 92 Danny Wimprine 55 DeAngelo Williams 45 Lloyd Patterson 43 Martin Hankins 40 James Earl Wright 34 Dave Casinelli 32 Steve Matthews 31 Billy Fletcher

2001-04 2002-05 1975-78 2006-07 1957-61 1960-63 1992-93 1963-65

MOST POINTS KICKING 369 S.Gostkowski (159 PAT/70 FG) 263 Joe Allison (110 PAT/51 FG) 248 Ryan White (101 PAT/49 FG) 214 John Butler (70 PAT/48 FG) 196 Matt Reagan (91 PAT/35 FG) 168 Don Glosson (66 PAT/34 FG)

2002-05 1990-93 1998-01 1986-89 20061983-85

MOST PATS MADE 159 Stephen Gostkowski 110 Joe Allison 101 Ryan White 91 Matt Reagan 78 Pete Weeks 77 Jack Carter

2002-05 1990-93 1998-01 20061967-69 1959-61

MOST PATS ATTEMPTED 165 Stephen Gostkowski 112 Joe Allison 101 Ryan White 96 Matt Reagan 92 Jack Carter 91 Pete Weeks

2002-05 1990-93 1998-01 20061959-61 1967-69

HIGHEST PAT PERCENTAGE 1.000 Ryan White (101X101) 98.2 Joe Allison (110X112) 96.4 S. Gostkowski (159X165) 96.2 Hal McGeorge (51X53) 95.7 Don Glosson (66X69) 95.6 Rusty Bennett (65X68)

1998-01 1990-93 2002-05 1972-73 1983-85 1977-80

MOST FIELD GOALS MADE 70 Stephen Gostkowski 51 Joe Allison 49 Ryan White 48 John Butler 35 Matt Reagan 34 Don Glosson 30 Rusty Bennett

2002-05 1990-93 1998-01 1986-89 20061983-85 1977-80

MOST FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED 92 Stephen Gostkowski 71 Joe Allison 67 Ryan White 63 John Butler 51 Don Glosson 50 Matt Reagan 50 Rusty Bennett

2002-05 1990-93 1998-01 1986-89 1983-85 20061977-80

FIELD GOAL PCT. (MIN. 50 ATT.) .761 John Butler (48X63) .761 S. Gostkowski (70X92) .731 Ryan White (49X67) .718 Joe Allison (51X71) .700 Matt Reagan (35X50) .666 Don Glosson (34X51) .600 Rusty Bennett (30X50)

1986-89 2002-05 1998-01 1990-93 20061983-85 1977-80

TEAM SCORING RECORDS

CAREER MOST POINTS SCORED 369 S. Gostkowski (159 PAT/70 FG) 362 DeAngelo Williams (60 TD/1EP) 263 Joe Allison (110 PAT/51 FG) 248 Ryan White (101 PAT/49 FG) 218 Dave Casinelli (36 TDs) 214 John Butler (70 PAT/48 FG) 196 Matt Reagan (91 PAT/35 FG) 171 Jay McCoy (27 TD/6 PAT/1 FG)

SINGLE GAME 2002-05 2002-05 1990-93 1998-01 1960-63 1986-89 20061968-70

MOST POINTS SCORED 70 vs Tampa 69 vs Louisville 64 vs Union University 62 vs Tulane 61 vs Arkansas State 61 vs East Central Oklahoma

1949 1969 1950 1992 1949 1951

109

2004 2005 2004 2005 2003 1992 1963 2007 1949 2003 2007 2001 1962 1971 1950

80 71 70 66 66

EPK/OTHER 159 1 110 101 70 91 6 66 65 43 38 1 3 1 1 1 1 78 1 1 52 1

RECORDS

MOST POINTS SCORED 138 DeAngelo Williams 114 DeAngelo Williams 108 Stephen Gostkowski 101 Stephen Gostkowski 101 Stephen Gostkowski 101 Joe Allison 84 Dave Casinelli 80 Matt Reagan 78 Alex Williams 78 DeAngelo Williams 72 Carlos Singleton 72 Dante Brown 72 Russ Vollmer 72 Paul Gowen 72 Bill Robertson

TDS 60 36 27 24 10 17 21 20 19 10 19 19 19 19 18 18 17

2002-05 1960-63 1968-70 2002-05 1990-93 1960-63 20062002,2004 2001-02 1968-70 1973-76 1975-78


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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL MOST CONSECUTIVE FIELD GOALS MADE 16 1998-99 16 1983-84 MOST 2-POINT CONVERSIONS MADE 2 Louisville

SINGLE SEASON MOST POINTS SCORED 430 2004 393 2003 385 1949 380 2007 374 1950 353 2008 332 1961 328 1969 FEWEST POINTS SCORED 7 1920

110

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DeAngelo Williams’ (2002-05) 60 touchdowns is 24 more than any other Tiger has scored in their career. MOST TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 11 vs Tampa 10 vs Louisville 10 vs Union 9 vs Arkansas State 9 vs East Central Oklahoma

1949 1969 1950 1949 1951

MOST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS 7 vs North Texas State 7 vs The Citadel 6 vs Tulane 6 vs Wichita State, Tulsa 6 vs Tulsa, Cincinnati

1971 1962 2008 1972 1969

MOST PASSING TOUCHDOWNS 5 vs SMU 5 vs Murray State 5 vs Louisville 4 vs UAB 4 vs Chattanooga, Louisville, Bowling Green 4 vs East Carolina 4 vs Louisville 4 vs Army 4 vs Tulane 4 vs Tulsa

2007 2002 1969 2008 2004 2003 2002 2001 1992 1961

MOST EXTRA POINTS 9 vs Louisville 8 vs Chattanooga 8 vs Tulane 7 vs SMU 7 vs Tulane, Chattanooga 7 vs Houston 7 vs Virginia Tech 7 vs Wichita State, Cincinnati 7 vs Louisville

1969 2005 1992 2007 2004 2001 1973 1972 1962

MOST FIELD GOALS MADE 5 vs UAB 4 vs UAB 4 vs Marshall 4 vs Arkansas State 4 vs Cincinnati 4 vs Ole Miss 4 vs North Texas State

1999 2007 2005 2004 1998 1992 1976

MOST FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED 6 vs UAB 6 vs North Texas State 4 vs UAB, Rice 4 vs Chattanooga, UAB, Houston 4 vs East Carolina, Marshall 4 vs Arkansas State 4 vs Tennessee Tech 4 vs Arkansas 4 vs Ole Miss 4 vs North Texas State

1999 1976 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1994 1992 1977

MOST TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 57 1949 56 1950 53 2004 48 2003 48 1961 46 2007 45 2008 45 1969 FEWEST TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 1 1920 MOST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS 33 1961 29 1969 28 2005 27 1968 27 1960 26 2004 26 1970 26 1962 MOST PASSING TOUCHDOWNS 33 2007 25 2004 24 2002 23 2003 21 2006 21 2001 20 2008 19 1992 18 1993 MOST EXTRA POINTS 48 2004 44 2003 41 2008 40 1961 39 1969 37 2007 36 2005 36 2001 34 2002 34 1960 MOST FIELD GOALS MADE 23 1992 22 2005 20 2004 19 2003 17 2007 15 1994 15 1984 14 2008 14 1988 14 1983 FEWEST FIELD GOALS MADE 0 1958 MOST FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED 28 2003 25 2007 25 2005 25 1992 24 2004 21 1994 20 2006 20 1983 20 1977

FEWEST FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED 8 1978 8 1968 1998

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MOST 2-POINT CONVERSIONS MADE 5 X 7 2007 4 X 7 1976 3 X 4 1988 3 X 7 1979 3 X 6 1978 3 X 5 1977 3 X 3 1975; 1997; 1998

RUSHING SINGLE GAME MOST RUSHING ATTEMPTS (MIN. 33) 42 Marcus Holliday vs Tulane 39 DeAngelo Williams vs East Carolina 37 DeAngelo Williams vs Ole Miss 37 Larry Porter vs Ole Miss 37 James King vs Wichita State 36 DeAngelo Williams vs Southern Miss 35 DeAngelo Williams vs UTEP 35 Frank Fletcher vs Cincinnati 33 DeAngelo Williams vs Houston 33 DeAngelo Williams vs Houston 33 Marcus Holliday vs Arkansas 33 Dave Casinelli vs S. Carolina

1994 2005 2004 1993 1977 2005 2005 1994 2005 2004 1994 1963

MOST YARDS RUSHING (MIN. 185) 263 DeAngelo Williams vs USF 262 DeAngelo Williams vs Houston 260 Paul Gowen vs Tulsa 238 DeAngelo Williams vs Akron 236 DeAngelo Williams vs UTEP 226 DeAngelo Williams vs East Carolina 225 DeAngelo Williams vs East Carolina 223 DeAngelo Williams vs Tulsa 210 Dave Casinelli vs Houston 206 Larry Porter vs Arkansas State 205 DeAngelo Williams vs Chattanooga 203 Curtis Steele vs Arkansas St. 200 DeAngelo Williams vs Louisville 199 DeAngelo Williams vs USM 198 DeAngelo Williams vs Houston 195 DeAngelo Williams vs Tulane 190 Teofilo Riley vs Arkansas State 189 Richard Williams vs Georgia Tech 188 Eddie Hill vs Cincinnati

2004 2004 1969 2005 2005 2005 2004 2005 1963 1990 2005 2008 2004 2004 2005 2003 1998 1980 1978

HIGHEST AVERAGE PER CARRY (MIN. 12) 15.8 Richard Williams vs Georgia Tech 15.3 Paul Gowen vs Tulsa 11.0 DeAngelo Williams vs Army 10.8 DeAngelo Williams vs Murray St. 10.4 Eddie Hill vs Cincinnati 10.3 DeAngelo Williams vs Chattanooga 9.5 DeAngelo Williams vs USM 9.4 DeAngelo Williams vs USF

1980 1969 2002 2002 1978 2005 2002 2004

LONG RUSHING PLAYS YDS 92 92 89 89 88 86 85 85 85 85 82 80 80 77 76 76 75 75 75

Herb Covington vs Cincinnati, 1966 Sonny Parsons vs The Citadel, 1961 Keith Benton vs Louisville, 1990 Jack Scott vs Union Univ., 1948 Tony Wiley vs Ole Miss, 1980 DeAngelo Williams vs Tulane, 2002 Keith Benton vs Louisville, 1990 Paul Gowen vs Tulsa, 1969 Andy Nelson vs Tennessee Tech, 1954 Andy Nelson vs Southern Miss, 1953 James Earl Wright vs Texas Arlington, 1960 John Martin vs East Carolina, 1992 Richard Williams vs Louisville, 1980 Jimmy Cole vs Southern Miss, 1953 DeAngelo Williams vs UCF & UAB, 2005 Richard Williams vs Georgia Tech, 1980 DeAngelo Williams vs Southern Miss, 2004 Richard Williams vs Cincinnati, 1982 Keith White vs Murray State, 1949


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YEAR-BY-YEAR RUSHING LEADERS YEAR 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

NAME Sonny Rodgers Jim Shelton Bobby Brooks Bobby Brooks Frank Massa James Earl Wright Lennie Kaplan Dave Casinelli Dave Casinelli Dave Casinelli Billy Fletcher Billy Fletcher Terry Padgett Ricky Thurow Ray Jamieson Paul Skeeter Gowen Paul Skeeter Gowen Paul Skeeter Gowen Dornell Harris Dornell Harris Reuben Gibson Terdell Middleton Terdell Middleton James King Eddie Hill Leo Cage Richard Williams Tony Wiley Richard Williams Punkin Williams Punkin Williams Jeff Womack Wayne Pryor Wayne Pryor Wayne Pryor Marvin Cox Keith Benton Larry Porter Larry Porter Larry Porter Marcus Holliday Quitman Spaulding Teofilo Riley Gerard Arnold Gerard Arnold Gerard Arnold Sugar Sanders Dante Brown DeAngelo Williams DeAngelo Williams DeAngelo Williams DeAngelo Williams Joseph Doss Joseph Doss Curtis Steele

ATTS 81 63 67 60 66 69 117 173 219 92 109 142 88 123 117 145 149 132 109 116 138 160 168 126 128 80 123 89 123 137 89 129 145 111 193 148 116 140 126 145 100 145 145 208 146 167 184 103 243 313 310 224 174 218

YDS 448 366 293 378 261 310 324 646 826 1,016 367 556 539 394 573 715 868 644 698 564 493 586 919 626 739 599 438 497 480 546 832 306 501 647 412 844 612 454 732 540 618 383 572 613 1,059 706 646 902 684 1,430 1,948 1,964 910 806 1223

TDS 4 4 2 3 3 0 2 9 11 14 2 6 3 3 3 6 6 6 5 3 1 7 5 4 2 3 4 2 2 4 7 4 1 5 0 3 5 2 4 5 3 1 3 4 6 7 4 11 5 10 22 18 7 5 7

1430 1223 1059 1016 919 910 902

DeAngelo Williams Curtis Steele Gerard Arnold Dave Casinelli Terdell Middleton Joseph Doss Dante Brown

2003 2008 1998 1962 1976 2006 2001

RUSHING AVERAGE 7.6 Paul Wilson 7.3 Jack Carter 7.2 Nick Pappas 6.6 DeAngelo Williams 6.5 Sonny Parsons

1971 1960 1967 2002 1961

MOST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS (MIN. 10) 22 DeAngelo Williams 18 DeAngelo Williams 14 Dave Casinelli 13 DeAngelo Williams 11 Dante Brown 11 Dave Casinelli 10 James Earl Wright 10 Jay McCoy

2004 2005 1963 2003 2001 1962 1961 1968

MOST 100-YARD GAMES 10 DeAngelo Williams 10 DeAngelo Williams 10 DeAngelo Williams 6 Curtis Steele 6 Gerard Arnold 4 DeAngelo Williams 4 Dave Casinelli 4 Dave Casinelli 4 Terdell Middleton 4 Marvin Cox

2005 2004 2003 2008 1998 2002 1963 1962 1976 1989

MOST CONSECUTIVE 100-YARD GAMES 13 DeAngelo Williams 10 DeAngelo Williams 4 Gerard Arnold

2003-04 2005 1998

CAREER MOST RUSHING ATTEMPTS 969 DeAngelo Williams 549 Dave Casinelli 537 Joseph Doss 499 Gerard Arnold 498 Larry Porter 479 Wayne Pryor 417 Jeff Womack

2002-05 1960-63 2004-07 1997-99 1990-93 1986-89 1983-86

2002-05 1969-71 1997-99 1960-63 1973-76 1971-73

2001 2004 2004 2004

MOST RUSHING ATTEMPTS (MIN. 180) 313 DeAngelo Williams 310 DeAngelo Williams 243 DeAngelo Williams 224 Joseph Doss 219 Dave Casinelli 218 Curtis Steele 208 Gerard Arnold 193 Marvin Cox 184 Dante Brown

MOST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS 55 DeAngelo Williams 36 Dave Casinelli 27 Jay McCoy 20 Larry Porter 20 Russ Vollmer 19 Paul Gowen 19 Terdell Middleton 19 Lloyd Patterson

2002-05 1960-63 1968-70 1990-93 1960-63 1969-71 1973-76 1975-78

2004 2005 2003 2006 1963 2008 1998 1989 2001

MOST YARDS RUSHING (MIN. 900) 1964 DeAngelo Williams 1948 DeAngelo Williams

2005 2004

MOST 100-YARD GAMES 34* DeAngelo Williams 11 Gerard Arnold 7 Dave Casinelli 6 Curtis Steele 6 Larry Porter 6 Paul Gowen 5 Joseph Doss 5 Terdell Middleton 5 Dornell Harris 5 Marvin Cox 4 Punkin Williams 4 Eddie Hill

2002-05 1997-99 1960-63 20081990-93 1969-71 2004-07 1973-76 1971-73 1988-90 1983-84 1975-78

SINGLE SEASON

* - NCAA Record

TEAM RUSHING RECORDS SINGLE GAME MOST RUSHING ATTEMPTS 81 vs North Texas State 77 vs Wichita State 76 vs North Texas State 70 vs Georgia Tech 70 vs Virginia Tech

1971 1972 1979 1981 1970

FEWEST RUSHING ATTEMPTS 19 vs Arkansas 19 vs UCF 20 vs Mississippi

1998 2006 1998

MOST YARDS RUSHING 507 vs Tulsa 485 vs Wichita State 456 vs North Texas State 436 vs Tulsa 419 vs The Citadel

1969 1970 1971 1972 1962

FEWEST YARDS RUSHING -14 vs Houston

1998

MOST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS 7 vs North Texas State 7 vs The Citadel 6 vs Tulane 6 vs Wichita State, Tulsa 6 vs Cincinnati

1971 1962 2008 1972 1969

MOST RUSHING ATTEMPTS 612 1972 606 1971 597 2005 580 1975 570 1970 558 1979 FEWEST RUSHING ATTEMPTS 335 1964 MOST YARDS RUSHING 3215 2005 2752 1960 2629 1970 2660 1971 2533 2008 2483 1969 2438 2004 2360 2003 FEWEST YARDS RUSHING 1045 1995 1130 1996 1154 2000 MOST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS 33 1961 29 1969 28 2005 27 1968 27 1960 26 2004 26 1970 26 1962

100-YARD RUSHING GAMES DEANGELO WILLIAMS (34) 263 vs USF 262 vs Houston 238 vs Akron 236 vs UTEP 226 vs East Carolina 225 vs East Carolina 223 vs Tulsa 205 vs Chattanooga

2004 2004 2005 2005 2005 2004 2005 2005

111

RUSHING AVERAGE 6.2 DeAngelo Williams 5.4 Paul Gowen 4.8 Gerard Arnold 4.8 Dave Casinelli 4.8 Terdell Middleton 4.8 Dornell Harris

MOST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS 4 Dante Brown vs Houston 4 DeAngelo Williams vs UTC 4 DeAngelo Williams vs Houston 4 DeAngelo Williams vs ECU 3 25 times (last; Black vs Tulane, 2008)

1965-67 1996-99

RECORDS

2002-05 1960-63 1997-99 2004-07 1969-71 1990-93 1973-76

1948 1966 1961 1948 1990

Herb Covington Teofilo Riley

SINGLE SEASON

MOST YARDS RUSHING 6026 DeAngelo Williams 2636 Dave Casinelli 2378 Gerard Arnold 2339 Joseph Doss 2227 Paul Gowen 2194 Larry Porter 1970 Terdell Middleton

LONGEST RUN FROM SCRIMMAGE 95 Keith White vs Arkansas State 92 Herb Covington vs Cincinnati 92 Sonny Parsons vs The Citadel 89 Jack Scott vs Union 89 Keith Benton vs Louisville

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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL 200 199 198 195 167 166 158 154 144 137 136 136 136 135 132 129 127 123 120 120 119 118 110 108 107 105

vs Louisville vs Southern Miss vs Houston vs Tulane vs UAB vs Tulane vs Southern Miss vs Louisville vs Arkansas State vs East Carolina vs UCF vs Chattanooga vs Cincinnati vs Ole Miss vs Tulane vs Murray State vs Marshall vs Southern Miss vs Bowling Green State vs Houston vs Mississippi State vs Ole Miss vs Army vs Arkansas State vs UAB vs Southern Miss

2004 2004 2005 2003 2005 2002 2003 2003 2004 2003 2005 2004 2003 2003 2004 2002 2005 2005 2004 2003 2003 2004 2002 2003 2003 2002

GERARD ARNOLD (11) 165 vs Tulane 160 vs East Carolina 144 vs Louisville 142 vs East Carolina 142 vs Tulane 138 vs Army 123 vs Cincinnati 119 vs Southern Miss 119 vs Arkansas State 119 vs Arkansas State 102 vs Minnesota

1998 1998 1999 1997 1999 1999 1998 1998 1997 1998 1998

DAVE CASINELLI (7) 210 vs Houston 154 vs Mississippi State 140 vs Chattanooga 139 vs Texas-Arlington 136 vs South Carolina 129 vs The Citadel 105 vs Tennessee Tech

1963 1962 1963 1962 1963 1962 1962

PAUL “SKEETER” GOWEN (6) 260 vs Tulsa 163 vs North Texas State 141 vs Utah State 135 vs Southern Miss 130 vs Utah State 115 vs Miami

1969 1970 1971 1970 1970 1969

112

RECORDS

CAREER RUSHING LEADERS NAME DeAngelo Williams (RB) Dave Casinelli (FB) Gerard Arnold (RB) Joseph Doss (RB) Paul Gowen (RB) Larry Porter (RB) Terdell Middleton (RB) Wayne Pryor (FB) Jeff Womack (RB) Teofilo Riley (RB) Dornell Harris (RB) Jay McCoy (RB) Reuben Gibson (FB) Dante Brown (RB) Richard Locke (FB) Punkin Williams (RB) Ray Jamieson (FB) Marcus Holliday (RB) Leon Bosby (FB) Herb Covington (FB) Curtis Steele (RB) Tony Wiley (RB) Billy Fletcher (QB) Leo Cage (RB) Richard Williams (RB) Eddie Hill (RB) Marvin Cox (RB) James King (RB) Gerald White (RB)

YRS. CARRIES TOT.YDS 02-05 969 6,026 60-63 549 2,636 97-99 499 2,378 04-07 537 2,339 69-71 411 2,227 90-93 498 2,194 73-76 408 1,970 86-89 479 1,924 83-86 417 1,764 96-99 386 1,716 71-73 302 1,641 68-70 229 1,537 74-76 330 1,470 01-02 317 1,464 77-80 362 1,417 83-84 260 1,378 68-71 285 1,321 91-94 302 1,275 89-92 323 1,244 65-67 263 1,236 2008- 218 1,223 80-82 277 1,215 63-65 241 1,147 77-79 244 1,137 79-82 206 1,092 75-78 212 1,076 88-89 215 1,074 76-78 248 1,020 86-89 257 1,013

LARRY PORTER (6) 206 vs Arkansas State 174 vs Cincinnati 167 vs Arkansas State 137 vs Ole Miss 133 vs Tulsa 113 vs Ole Miss

1990 1992 1991 1993 1992 1992

CURTIS STEELE (6) 203 vs Arkansas State 178 vs Southern Miss 135 vs Tulane 123 vs SMU 109 vs Nicholls State 101 vs UAB

2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008

MARVIN COX (5) 150 vs Cincinnati 116 vs Florida 105 vs Tulane 103 vs Vanderbilt 102 vs Arkansas State

1989 1989 1989 1988 1989

JOSEPH DOSS (5) 175 vs Rice 168 vs UAB 112 vs Ole Miss 105 vs Southern Miss 133 vs Houston

2007 2007 2006 2006 2006

DORNELL HARRIS (5) 131 vs Wichita State 129 vs Tulsa 119 vs Utah State 110 vs Kansas State 106 vs Virginia Tech

1972 1972 1972 1973 1973

MARCUS HOLLIDAY (5) 171 vs Arkansas 151 vs Tulane 138 vs Tennessee 122 vs Arkansas State 106 vs Louisville

1994 1994 1991 1994 1991

TERDELL MIDDLETON (5) 172 vs Tulane 143 vs Tulsa 112 vs Florida State 102 vs Florida State 102 vs Wichita State

1976 1975 1974 1976 1976

HERB COVINGTON (4) 145 vs McNeese State 140 vs Cincinnati 103 vs West Texas State 102 vs Mississippi State

1965 1966 1965 1965

EDDIE HILL (4) 188 vs Cincinnati 114 vs Southern Miss 107 vs Wichita State 102 vs Mississippi State

1978 1978 1978 1977

TEOFILO RILEY (4) 190 vs Arkansas State 152 vs Louisville 119 vs Southwestern Louisiana 104 vs Arkansas State

1998 1998 1996 1999

PUNKIN WILLIAMS (4) 148 vs Southern Miss 142 vs Southwestern Louisiana 137 vs Mississippi State 121 vs Louisville

1984 1984 1984 1983

DANTE BROWN (3) 158 vs Chattanooga 148 vs Houston 119 vs Louisville

2001 2001 2001

LEO CAGE (3) 156 vs Cincinnati 124 vs Louisville 118 vs Ole Miss

1979 1979 1979

BILLY FLETCHER (3) 128 vs West Texas State 120 vs West Texas State 116 vs Tulsa

1964 1965 1965

RAY JAMIESON (3) 137 vs Louisville 122 vs North Texas State 109 vs Southern Miss

1968 1971 1971

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1977 1977 1977

JAY MCCOY (3) 121 vs Florida State 101 vs Southern Miss 100 vs Louisville

1969 1969 1968

WAYNE PRYOR (3) 115 vs Tulsa 112 vs Alabama 102 vs Southern Miss

1987 1987 1986

FRANK FLETCHER (2) 185 vs Cincinnati 101 vs Louisville

1994 1994

REUBEN GIBSON (2) 112 vs Louisville 107 vs Colorado State

1976 1974

RICHARD LOCKE (2) 121 vs Ole Miss 120 vs North Texas State

1978 1979

JOHN MARTIN (2) 164 vs East Carolina 113 vs Southwestern Louisiana

1992 1993

JEFF “SUGAR” SANDERS (2) 132 vs East Carolina 122 vs Cincinnati

2000 2000

GERALD WHITE (2) 101 vs Tulane 100 vs Vanderbilt

1987 1987

TONY WILEY (2) 131 vs Ole Miss 106 vs Southern Miss

1980 1981

RICHARD WILLIAMS (2) 184 vs Georgia Tech 100 vs Louisville

1981 1980

JEFF WOMACK (2) 140 vs Louisville 110 vs Tennessee

1983 1985

CHARLES ALLEN (1) 111 vs Tulane

1990

MAURICE AVERY (1) 105 vs Houston

2005

KEITH BENTON (1) 147 vs Louisville

1990

LEON BOSBY (1) 126 vs Southwestern Louisiana

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XAVIER CRAWFORD (1) 134 vs Southern Miss

1991

BRANDON ROSS (1) 111 vs SMU

2008

DAN DARBY (1) 109 vs Cincinnati

1972

RICKY THUROW (1) 131 vs Louisville

1969

DANNY FELTS (1) 145 vs Wichita State

1979

AL HARVEY (1) 136 vs Utah State

1972

TIM JONES (1) 132 vs Tulane

1989

PASSING SINGLE GAME

JOE LYNCH (1) 131 vs Wichita State

1970

RALPH MESSER (1) 116 vs Louisville

1952

RONALD “RUNT” MOON (1) 111 vs Mississippi State

1974

TERRY PADGETT (1) 129 vs South Carolina

1966

DERRON PARQUET (1) 164 vs USF

2003

LLOYD PATTERSON (1) 108 vs Florida State

1975

T.J. PITTS (1) 110 vs SMU

2007

MOST PASSING ATTEMPTS (MIN. 40) 60 Martin Hankins vs East Carolina, Ole Miss 60 Danny Wimprine vs Mississippi St. 59 Martin Hankins vs SMU 55 Arkelon Hall vs Louisville 53 Danny Wimprine vs USF 51 Arkelon Hall vs Marshall 51 Danny Wimprine vs USF 48 Martin Hankins vs Southern Miss 48 Danny Wimprine vs Mississippi St. 46 Danny Wimprine vs Louisville 45 Will Hudgens vs Marshall 45 Martin Hankins vs East Carolina 45 Steve Matthews vs Mississippi St. 44 Danny Wimprine vs Louisville, Houston 44 Bernard Oden vs Minnesota 44 Steve Matthews vs Louisville 43 Danny Wimprine vs Ole Miss, UAB 42 Martin Hankins vs Marshall 42 Danny Wimprine vs UAB 41 Martin Hankins vs UCF 41 Danny Wimprine vs Arkansas St.

2007 2003 2007 2008 2002 2008 2003 2007 2002 2004 2007 2006 1993 2002 1997 1993 2004 2006 2003 2006 2004

YEAR-BY-YEAR PASSING LEADERS ATT 49 27 30 62 67 87 58 160 256 73 70 137 139 80 80 179 118 193 72 178 169 141 154 185 96 201 216 174 272 84 95 152 144 176 199 286 273 148 161 287 316 124 125 154 196 435 440 398 118 377 428 335

COMP 18 11 13 26 35 39 29 69 92 26 31 56 61 39 31 90 61 103 30 87 73 56 64 73 43 112 105 81 142 41 54 79 73 76 90 175 166 70 81 141 170 61 68 85 102 235 246 225 67 226 261 191

YDS 338 149 184 475 604 555 466 921 1239 348 436 925 1049 557 496 961 785 1266 371 1563 1336 931 884 888 466 1194 1390 1315 1606 412 709 1231 1017 1265 1203 2084 1896 738 896 1557 2249 930 856 857 1329 2820 3174 2892 894 2550 3220 2275

TDS 3 0 1 2 11 6 0 7 13 2 3 3 9 1 5 5 4 9 0 14 9 7 6 5 2 5 11 7 9 2 5 5 7 7 8 18 13 1 3 6 12 5 5 4 14 23 22 22 5 18 25 12

INT 10 3 1 6 3 7 20 7 1 7 9 7 5 7 6 9 7 6 8 13 10 16 8 10 11 10 11 2 7 5 10 11 13 12 13 7 8 11 9 4 10 6 4 18 13 14 4 13 12 7

1988 1965

MOST PASS COMPLETIONS (MIN. 24) 41 Martin Hankins vs Ole Miss 35 Martin Hankins vs Southern Miss 34 Martin Hankins vs East Carolina 33 Arkelon Hall vs Louisville 32 Danny Wimprine vs UAB, Mississippi St. 32 Danny Wimprine vs USF 30 Will Hudgens vs Marshall 30 Martin Hankins vs SMU 29 Arkelon Hall vs Rice 29 Steve Matthews vs Mississippi St. 28 Arkelon Hall vs Marshall 26 Martin Hankins vs Marshall, UCF 26 Danny Wimprine vs BGSU, UAB 25 Martin Hankins vs Tulane, Florida Atlantic 25 Danny Wimprine vs USF 25 Danny Wimprine vs Mississippi St. 25 Bernard Oden vs Minnesota 25 Steve Matthews vs Louisville 24 Martin Hankins vs ECU, Tulsa 24 Danny Wimprine vs Louisville 24 Danny Wimprine vs Houston 24 Kenton Evans vs Ole Miss 24 Steve Matthews vs Tulsa

2007 2007 2007 2008 2003 2002 2007 2007 2008 1993 2008 2006 2004 2007 2003 2002 1997 1993 2006 2004 2002 1998 1993

MOST YARDS PASSING (MIN. 285) 416 Martin Hankins vs East Carolina 398 Danny Wimprine vs Mississippi St. 396 Martin Hankins vs Southern Miss 373 Arkelon Hall vs Rice 364 Arkelon Hall vs Marshall 361 Danny Wimprine vs Louisville 356 Danny Wimprine vs Arkansas St. 355 Martin Hankins vs Tulane 355 Danny Wimprine vs Ole Miss 355 Rusty Trail vs Southern Miss 350 Arkelon Hall vs Louisville 347 Danny Wimprine vs UAB 346 Will Hudgens vs Marshall 343 Martin Hankins vs Ole Miss 342 Danny Wimprine vs Houston 340 Steve Matthews vs Mississippi St. 336 Martin Hankins vs SMU 335 Steve Matthews vs East Carolina 324 Danny Wimprine vs Bowling Green St. 322 Martin Hankins vs Marshall 314 Danny Wimprine vs USF 306 Martin Hankins vs Rice 303 Martin Hankins vs UAB 300 Bernard Oden vs Minnesota 298 Martin Hankins vs UAB 295 Danny Wimprine vs Cincinnati 294 Martin Hankins vs Chattanooga 292 Bernard Oden vs Cincinnati 291 Qadry Anderson vs Tulane 289 Martin Hankins vs Jacksonville St. 288 Danny Wimprine vs Mississippi St. 288 Danny Sparkman vs Cincinnati 287 Steve Matthews vs East Carolina

2007 2003 2007 2008 2008 2004 2004 2007 2003 1988 2008 2004 2007 2007 2002 1993 2007 1992 2004 2006 2002 2007 2006 1997 2007 2001 2006 1997 1996 2007 2002 1984 1993

HIGHEST AVERAGE GAIN/COMPLETION 29.22 D. Wimprine vs Chattanooga (9-263) 28.25 Neil Suber vs East Carolina (8-226) 28.10 Keith Benton vs UCF (7-197) 24.85 Lloyd Patterson vs N. Texas (7-171) 24.77 Bernard Oden vs Michigan St. (9-223) 24.67 Neil Suber vs Tennessee (9-222) 23.88 L. Patterson vs USM (9-215) 23.70 Danny Sparkman vs ASU (9-214) 23.20 Keith Benton vs UT (5-116) 22.60 Keith Benton vs Ole Miss (6-136)

2004 1999 1990 1977 1997 1999 1977 1984 1991 1990

MOST TOUCHDOWN PASSES 5 Danny Wimprine vs Murray St. 4 Arkelon Hall vs UAB 4 Martin Hankins vs ECU, USM, SMU 4 Danny Wimprine vs BGSU, Louisville 4 Danny Wimprine vs ECU 4 Danny Wimprine vs Louisville 4 Danny Wimprine vs Army 4 Steve Matthews vs Tulane 4 James Earl Wright vs Tulsa

2002 2008 2007 2004 2003 2002 2001 1992 1961

MOST INTERCEPTIONS THROWN 5 Martin Hankins vs East Carolina 5 Danny Wimprine vs Mississippi St. 5 Darrell Martin vs Vanderbilt 5 Keith Benton vs Missouri 4 Several tied; last Hankins vs. Ole Miss

2006 2002 1980 1990 2007

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NAME James Armstrong Jim Leonard Fred Hearn Nick Bouni James Earl Wright Russell Vollmer Russell Vollmer Billy Fletcher Billy Fletcher Terry Padgett Terry Padgett Danny Pierce Danny Pierce Rick Strawbridge John Robinson Al Harvey Joe Bruner David Fowler Lloyd Patterson Lloyd Patterson Lloyd Patterson Lloyd Patterson Kevin Betts Darrell Martin Tom Smith Trell Hooper Danny Sparkman Danny Sparkman Danny Sparkman Tom Branner Tim Jones Rusty Trail Tim Jones Keith Benton Keith Benton Steve Matthews Steve Matthews Tony Scarpino Joe Borich Qadry Anderson Bernard Oden Neil Suber Travis Anglin Scott Scherer Danny Wimprine Danny Wimprine Danny Wimprine Danny Wimprine Maurice Avery Martin Hankins Martin Hankins Arkelon Hall

Rusty Trail vs Southern Miss Billy Fletcher vs Wake Forest

RECORDS

YEAR 1956 1957 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL SINGLE SEASON MOST PASS ATTEMPTS 440 Danny Wimprine 435 Danny Wimprine 428 Martin Hankins 398 Danny Wimprine 377 Martin Hankins 335 Arkelon Hall 316 Bernard Oden 287 Qadry Anderson 286 Steve Matthews 273 Steve Matthews 272 Danny Sparkman 256 Billy Fletcher 216 Danny Sparkman

2003 2002 2007 2004 2006 2008 1997 1996 1992 1993 1985 1965 1983

MOST PASS COMPLETIONS 261 Martin Hankins 246 Danny Wimprine 235 Danny Wimprine 226 Martin Hankins 225 Danny Wimprine 191 Arkelon Hall 175 Steve Matthews 170 Bernard Oden 166 Steve Matthews 142 Danny Sparkman 141 Qadry Anderson 112 Trell Hooper 105 Danny Sparkman 102 Danny Wimprine

2007 2003 2002 2006 2004 2008 1992 1997 1993 1985 1996 1982 1983 2001

MOST YARDS PASSING 3220 Martin Hankins 3174 Danny Wimprine 2892 Danny Wimprine 2820 Danny Wimprine 2550 Martin Hankins 2275 Arkelon Hall 2249 Bernard Oden 2084 Steve Matthews 1896 Steve Matthews 1606 Danny Sparkman 1563 Lloyd Patterson 1557 Qadry Anderson 1390 Danny Sparkman 1336 Lloyd Patterson 1329 Danny Wimprine

2007 2003 2004 2002 2006 2008 1997 1992 1993 1985 1976 1996 1983 1977 2001

HIGHEST PASS COMPLETION (MIN. 75 ATTS) 64.0 Andy Whitwell (48 of 75) 61.2 Steve Matthews (175 of 286) 61.0 Martin Hankins (261 of 428) 60.8 Steve Matthews (166 of 273) 59.9 Martin Hankins (226 of 377) 57.0 Arkelon Hall (191 of 335) 57.0 Neil Suber (69 of 121) 56.8 Tim Jones (54 of 95) 56.8 Maurice Avery (67 of 118) 56.5 Danny Wimprine (225 of 398) 55.9 Danny Wimprine (246 of 440) 55.7 Trell Hooper (112 of 201) 55.2 Scott Scherer (85 of 154) 54.0 Danny Wimprine (235 of 435) 53.8 Bernard Oden (170 of 316)

1987 1992 2007 1993 2006 2008 2000 1987 2005 2004 2003 1982 2000 2002 1997

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CAREER PASSING LEADERS NAME Danny Wimprine Martin Hankins Danny Sparkman Lloyd Patterson Steve Matthews Bernard Oden Tim Jones Neil Suber Keith Benton Billy Fletcher David Fowler Arkelon Hall Qadry Anderson Danny Pierce Kevin Betts Travis Anglin Russ Volmer Al Harvey Rusty Trail Joe Borich Trell Hooper Darrell Martin Ricky Thurow

YRS. COMP-ATT TDS YARDS 2001-04 808-1469 81 10,215 2006-07 487-805 43 5,770 1983-85 328-662 27 4,311 1975-78 246-560 30 4,201 1992-93 341-559 31 3,980 1995-97 209-400 14 2,686 1986-89 210-420 19 2,668 1998-01 238-463 14 2,646 1990-91 166-375 15 2,468 1963-65 168-438 21 2,311 1972-74 185-362 12 2,283 2008191-335 12 2,275 1995-96 178-374 7 2,047 1968-69 117-276 12 1,974 1978-79 97-237 13 1,511 1999-02 137-250 10 1,459 1960-63 107-240 7 1,454 1970-72 122-248 9 1,405 1987-89 98-207 7 1,370 1994-95 124-284 6 1,369 1981-85 112-201 5 1,194 1979-82 100-261 5 1,157 1967-69 65-151 8 1,067

AVERAGE GAIN PER COMPLETION 19.9 James Earl Wright 18.3 Nick Bouni 18.3 Lloyd Patterson 17.9 Lloyd Patterson 17.8 Kevin Betts

1960 1959 1976 1976 1978

MOST TOUCHDOWN PASSES 25 Martin Hankins 23 Danny Wimprine 22 Danny Wimprine 22 Danny Wimprine 18 Martin Hankins 18 Steve Matthews 14 Danny Wimprine 14 Lloyd Patterson 13 Steve Matthews 13 Billy Fletcher 13 James Earl Wright 12 Arkelon Hall 12 Bernard Oden

2007 2002 2004 2003 2006 1992 2001 1976 1993 1965 1960 2008 1997

MOST INTERCEPTIONS THROWN 20 Billy Fletcher 18 Danny Wimprine 16 Darrell Martin 14 Danny Wimprine 13 Martin Hankins 13 Danny Wimprine 13 Steve Matthews 13 Lloyd Patterson 12 Martin Hankins 12 Steve Matthews

1965 2002 1980 2004 2006 2003 1993 1978 2007 1992

CAREER MOST PASS ATTEMPTS 1469 Danny Wimprine 805 Martin Hankins 662 Danny Sparkman 560 Lloyd Patterson 559 Steve Matthews 463 Neil Suber 438 Billy Fletcher

2001-04 2006-07 1983-85 1975-78 1992-93 1998-01 1963-65

MOST PASS COMPLETIONS 808 Danny Wimprine 487 Martin Hankins 341 Steve Matthews 328 Danny Sparkman 246 Lloyd Patterson 238 Neil Suber 210 Tim Jones

2001-04 2006-07 1992-93 1983-85 1975-78 1998-01 1986-89

MOST PASSING YARDS 10,215 Danny Wimprine 5,770 Martin Hankins 4,311 Danny Sparkman 4,201 Lloyd Patterson 3,980 Steve Matthews 2,686 Bernard Oden 2,668 Tim Jones 2,646 Neil Suber 2,468 Keith Benton

2001-04 2006-07 1983-85 1975-78 1992-93 1995-97 1986-89 1998-01 1990-91

MOST TOUCHDOWN PASSES 81 Danny Wimprine 43 Martin Hankins 31 Steve Matthews 30 Lloyd Patterson 27 Danny Sparkman 26 James Earl Wright 21 Billy Fletcher 19 Tim Jones

2001-04 2006-07 1992-93 1975-78 1983-85 1959-61 1963-65 1986-89

MOST INTERCEPTIONS 49 Danny Wimprine 34 Lloyd Patterson 32 Danny Sparkman 29 Tim Jones 28 Billy Fletcher 25 Martin Hankins 25 Steve Matthews 25 Darrell Martin

2001-04 1975-78 1983-85 1986-89 1963-65 2006-07 1992-93 1978-81

HIGHEST PASS COMPLETION PERCENTAGE 61.0 Steve Matthews (341X559) 60.5 Martin Hankins (487X805) 57.0 Arkelon Hall (191X335) 55.0 Danny Wimprine (808X1469) 51.1 David Fowler (185X362) 50.0 Tim Jones (210X420) 49.5 Danny Sparkman (328X662) 49.2 Al Harvey (122X248) 44.6 Russ Vollmer (107X240)

1992-93 2006-07 20082001-04 1972-74 1986-89 1983-85 1970-72 1960-63

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1959-61 1975-78 1968-69 1976-79 1960-63

TEAM PASSING RECORDS SINGLE GAME MOST PASSING ATTEMPTS 61 vs Ole Miss, East Carolina, SMU 61 vs Mississippi State 56 vs Louisville 55 vs USF 54 vs Marshall 54 vs Tulane 51 vs USF 49 vs Southern Miss 48 vs Ole Miss 47 vs Mississippi State 46 vs Marshall, Florida Atlantic 46 vs East Carolina 46 vs Louisville 46 vs Ole Miss 46 vs Murray State 45 vs Louisville 44 vs Ole Miss 44 vs Minnesota

2007 2003 2008 2002 2008 2000 2003 2007 2002 1993 2007 2006 2004 1969 1985 1993 2008 1997

FEWEST PASSING ATTEMPTS 3 vs Arkansas State

1982

MOST PASS COMPLETIONS 41 vs Ole Miss 35 vs Southern Miss 34 vs Louisville 34 vs East Carolina 33 vs USF 32 vs SMU 32 vs Mississippi State, UAB 30 vs Marshall 30 vs Mississippi State 29 vs Rice, Marshall 28 vs UCF 27 vs Tulane 26 vs Florida Atlantic 26 vs Marshall 26 vs Bowling Green State, UAB 25 vs Rice 25 vs East Carolina 25 vs USF 25 vs Mississippi State 25 vs Minnesota 25 vs Louisville

2007 2007 2008 2007 2002 2007 2003 2007 1993 2008 2006 2007 2007 2006 2004 2007 2006 2003 2002 1997 1993

FEWEST PASS COMPLETIONS 1 five times (last vs Marshall, 2005) MOST PASSING YARDS 416 vs East Carolina 398 vs Mississippi State 396 vs Southern Miss

2007 2003 2007


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LONG PASS COMPLETIONS YDS 94 92 92 84 84 83 82 82 82 82 82 80 80 79 76 75 75 73 73 72 72 72 71 71 70 70 70 69 69 68 68 68 67 67 67 67 66 66 66 65 65 65 65

vs Tennessee Tech vs Ole Miss vs Tulane vs Mississippi State vs Rice vs Marshall vs Louisville vs Arkansas State vs Southern Miss vs Louisville vs UAB vs Marshall vs Ole Miss, SMU vs Houston vs Chattanooga vs East Carolina vs Ole Miss vs Chattanooga vs Rice vs Bowling Green State vs Marshall vs USF vs UAB vs Jacksonville State vs Southwestern Louisiana vs Minnesota

2003 2003 2007 1993 2008 2008 2004 2004 1988 2008 2004 2007 2007 2002 2004 1992 1969 2006 2007 2004 2006 2002 2006 2007 1973 1997 2005 1966

MOST PASSES HAD INTERCEPTED 5 vs East Carolina 5 vs Mississippi State 5 vs Miami 5 vs Missouri 5 vs Southwestern La. 5 vs Vanderbilt 5 vs Vanderbilt 5 vs Houston 5 vs New Mexico

2006 2002 1993 1991 1987 1980 1979 1968 1986

Lloyd Patterson to Earnest Gray (TD) vs USM, ‘77 Bubba Leonard to Eddie Gebara (TD) vs ETSU, ‘56 Danny Wimprine to Darren Garcia vs North Texas, ‘03 Will Hudgens to Maurice Avery (TD) vs Chattanooga, ‘05 Keith Benton to John Bush (TD) vs Tennessee, ‘91 Terry Padgett to Dale Brady (TD) vs UL-Lafayette, ‘67 Martin Hankins to Duke Calhoun vs Chattanooga, ‘06 D. Wimprine to Chris Kelley (TD) vs Bowling Green, ‘04 Danny Sparkman to Jerry Harris (TD) vs Army, ‘85 Tony Scarpino to Ryan Roskelly vs Tulsa, ‘94 Lloyd Patterson to Ricky Rivas (TD) vs SMU, ‘76 Martin Hankins to Maurice Jones (TD) vs Jacksonville St., ‘07 Danny Wimprine to Joseph Doss vs Louisville, ‘04 Billy Fletcher to Rich Coady vs Utah State, ‘65 Bernard Oden to Boo Blevins (TD) vs Tulane, ‘97 Elgin Perkins to Charles Wilson vs Tulane, ‘87 Steve Matthews to Larry Porter (TD) vs Louisville, ‘92 Danny Sparkman to Smokey Jordan vs USM, ‘83 Lloyd Patterson to Earnest Gray (TD) vs Miss. St., ‘77 Martin Hankins to Maurice Jones vs Arkansas St., ‘07 Martin Hankins to Duke Calhoun vs UTEP, ‘06 Qadry Anderson to Richie Floyd (TD) vs Tulane, ‘96 Danny Wimprine to Maurice Avery vs Ole Miss, ‘04 Danny Wimprine to Maurice Avery vs Houston, ‘03 Lloyd Patterson to Earnest Gray (TD) vs USM, ‘77 Arkelon Hall pass to Duke Calhoun (TD) vs UCF, ‘08 Danny Wimprine to Mario Pratcher vs Chattanooga, ‘04 Keith Benton to Russell Copeland vs Tulsa, ‘90 Danny Pierce to Preston Riley (TD) vs Miami (FL), ‘69 Arkelon Hall pass to Maurice Jones vs Marshall, ‘08 Danny Wimprine to John Doucette vs Ole Miss, ‘03 Rusty Trail to Billy Moody (TD) vs Tulsa, ‘88 Andy Whitwell to Chris Martin (TD) vs Tulane, ‘87 Martin Hankins to Carlos Singleton (TD) vs USM, ‘07 Neil Suber to Al Sermon (TD) vs Minnesota, ‘98 Joe Bruner to Mike Fuhrman vs UMS, ‘74 Danny Wimprine to Ryan Scott vs UAB, ‘04 Danny Wimprine to John Doucette vs Ole Miss, ‘03 Neil Suber to Billy Kendall (TD) vs Tulane, ‘98 Steve Matthews to Ray Patterson (TD) vs E. Carolina, ‘92 Kevin Betts to Earnest Gray vs Tulane, ‘78 Kevin Betts to Russell Richards (TD) vs Ole Miss, ‘79 Dennis Bradshaw to Ken Dunek (TD) vs Florida State, ‘79

SINGLE SEASON MOST PASSING ATTEMPTS 551 2007 470 2003 452 2002 437 2008 421 2004 394 2006 352 1993 339 2000 336 1997 320 1998 320 1995 FEWEST PASS ATTEMPTS 78 1957 MOST PASS COMPLETIONS 323 2007 260 2003 247 2008 241 2002 235 2004 234 2006 203 1993 182 1992 181 2000 178 1997 177 2001 159 1973 154 1985 FEWEST PASS COMPLETIONS 38 1957 MOST YARDS PASSING 3975 2007 3419 2003 3086 2004 2891 2008 2868 2002 2695 2006 2369 1997 2191 1992

FEWEST PASSING YARDS 477 1957 MOST PASSES HAD INTERCEPTED 22 1980 22 1965 20 2002 20 1995 20 1979 FEWEST PASSES HAD INTERCEPTED 6 2001 MOST TOUCHDOWN PASSES 33 2007 25 2004 24 2002 23 2003 21 2006 20 2008 19 1992 18 1993 14 1978 14 1976 14 1969 14 1965 14 1961 14 1960 FEWEST TOUCHDOWN PASSES 1 1963

400-YARD PASSING GAMES MARTIN HANKINS (1) 416 vs East Carolina

2007

300-YARD PASSING GAMES DANNY WIMPRINE (8) 398 vs Mississippi State 361 vs Louisville 356 vs Arkansas State 355 vs Ole Miss 347 vs UAB 342 vs Houston 324 vs Bowling Green State 314 vs South Florida

2003 2004 2004 2003 2004 2002 2004 2002

MARTIN HANKINS (7) 396 vs Southern Miss 355 vs Tulane 343 vs Ole Miss 336 vs SMU 322 vs Marshall 306 vs Rice 303 vs UAB

2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2007 2006

ARKELON HALL (3) 373 vs Rice 364 vs Marshall 350 vs Louisville

2008 2008 2008

STEVE MATTHEWS (2) 340 vs Mississippi State 335 vs East Carolina

1993 1992

WILL HUDGENS (1) 346 vs Marshall

2007

BERNARD ODEN (1) 300 vs Minnesota

1997

RUSTY TRAIL (1) 355 vs Southern Miss

1988

200-YARD PASSING GAMES DANNY WIMPRINE (22) 295 vs Cincinnati 288 vs Mississippi State 271 vs USF 271 vs Ole Miss 268 vs East Carolina 266 vs Ole Miss 266 vs Tennessee Tech 263 vs Chattanooga 261 vs Louisville 259 vs UAB

2001 2002 2003 2002 2003 2004 2003 2004 2002 2002

115

FEWEST PASSING YARDS -3 vs Marshall 6 vs Southern Miss

64 64 63 62 61 61 60 60 60 60 60 58 58 58 57 57 57 57 57 56 56 56 55 55 55 54 54 54 54 53 53 53 53 52 52 52 51 51 51 51 51 51 51

2001 1988 1998

RECORDS

390 389 379 379 373 368 361 356 355 351 347 346 343 342 336 335 331 328 324 324 322 320 303 301 301 300

PLAYERS/OPPONENT Lloyd Patterson to Earnest Gray (TD) vs Houston, ‘78 Danny Wimprine to Tavarious Davis (TD) vs Ole Miss, ‘03 Stephen Galbraith to Damien Dodson (TD) vs Houston, ‘98 Rusty Trail to Chris Martin (TD) vs USM, ‘88 Danny Sparkman to Edwin Lovelady (TD) vs ASU, ‘84 Danny Sparkman to Derrick Crawford (TD) vs ASU, ‘83 Martin Hankins to Ryan Scott (TD) vs UAB, ‘06 Neil Suber to Damien Dodson (TD) vs E. Carolina, ‘98 Neil Suber to Ken Coutain (TD) vs Tennessee, ‘99 Qadry Anderson to Teofilo Riley (TD) vs Houston, ‘96 James Earl Wright to Harold Sterling (TD) vs USM, ‘60 Dave Thomas to Steven Black (TD) vs Arkansas St., ‘07 Danny Wimprine to DeAngelo Williams (TD) vs Tenn. Tech, ‘03 Danny Sparkman to Jerry Harris (TD) vs Florida State, ‘84 Keith Benton to Russell Copeland (TD) vs UCF, ‘90 Danny Sparkman to Enis Jackson (TD) vs Miss. St., ‘84 Danny Sparkman to Billy Moody (TD) vs Virginia Tech, ‘85 Danny Wimprine to Antoine Harden (TD) vs Houston, ‘01 Danny Sparkman to Smokey Jordan vs Virginia Tech, ‘83 Danny Wimprine to Antoine Harden (TD) vs USM, ‘02 Tim Jones to Ray Craft vs Mississippi St., ‘88 Danny Sparkman to Jerry Harris (TD) vs Cincinnati, ‘84 Danny Sparkman to Enis Jackson vs Tulane, ‘83 Nick Bouni to Don Coffey vs Abilene Christian, ‘59 Martin Hankins to Duke Calhoun vs UAB, ‘07 Martin Hankins to Duke Calhoun vs UAB, ‘07 Bernard Oden to Damien Dodson (TD) vs Michigan St., ‘97 Danny Wimprine to Darren White (TD) vs Cincinnati, ‘01 Keith Benton to John Bush (TD) vs Mississippi St., ‘91 D. Wimprine to DeAngelo Williams (TD) vs Chattanooga, ‘04 Danny Wimprine to Ryan Scott (TD) vs USM, ‘04 Bernard Oden to Boo Blevins (TD) vs Mississippi St., ‘95 Danny Wimprine to Antoine Harden (TD) vs Army, ‘01 Danny Sparkman to Punkin Williams (TD) vs ASU, ‘84 Bernard Oden to Richie Floyd vs Michigan St., ‘97 Billy Fletcher to Bob Sherlag (TD) vs Wake Forest, ‘65 Maurice Avery to Ryan Scott (TD) vs Houston, ‘05 Steve Matthews to Isaac Bruce (TD) vs Tulsa, ‘92 Andy Whitwell to Charles Wilson (TD) vs USM, ‘87 Martin Hankins to Duke Calhoun (TD) vs USM, ‘07 Darron White to Chris Kelley (TD) vs Cincinnati, ‘03 Bernard Oden to Richie Floyd vs Cincinnati, ‘97 Bernard Oden to Chris Powers (TD) vs Mississippi St., ‘97

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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL 257 254 247 245 238 228 216 216 216 203 201 200

vs UAB vs North Texas vs Southern Miss vs Murray State vs Arkansas State vs Houston vs TCU vs Army vs Houston vs Army vs Louisville vs East Carolina

2003 2003 2004 2002 2003 2003 2002 2002 2001 2001 2003 2004

MARTIN HANKINS (8) 298 vs UAB 294 vs Chattanooga 289 vs Jacksonville State 281 vs Florida Atlantic 272 vs UCF 265 vs East Carolina 218 vs UTEP 211 vs Ole Miss

2007 2006 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006

BERNARD ODEN (6) 292 vs Cincinnati 238 vs Tulane 223 vs Michigan State 218 vs Arkansas State 205 vs Houston 205 vs UAB

1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997

YEAR-BY-YEAR RECEIVERS

116

RECORDS

YEAR 1956 1957 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

NAME Carlos Brooks John Ruth Don Coffey Don Coffey Don Coffey John Griffin Bob Sherlag Billy Ray Farmer Bob Sherlag Dale Brady Rich Coady Preston Riley Frank Blackwell Bill Wright Stan Davis Stan Davis Bobby Ward James Thompson Ricky Rivas Ricky Rivas Earnest Gray Earnest Gray Earnest Gray Tony Hunt Jerry Knowlton Jerry Knowlton Derrick Crawford Derrick Crawford Edwin Lovelady Jerry Harris Jerry Harris Charles Wilson Charles Wilson Russell Copeland Russell Jones John Bush Russell Copeland Isaac Bruce Ryan Roskelly Ryan Roskelly Richie Floyd Richie Floyd Damien Dodson Damien Dodson Bunkie Perkins Antoine Harden Travis Anglin Maurice Avery Tavares Gideon Ryan Scott Duke Calhoun Duke Calhoun Carlos Singleton

NO. 67 5 8 10 18 14 8 19 46 11 18 21 31 17 34 39 43 40 18 26 29 28 35 15 27 18 32 31 19 30 29 20 33 22 33 25 61 74 44 34 43 38 42 39 33 31 55 49 54 37 42 62 52

YDS 378 93 192 188 312 220 183 222 673 176 260 484 591 206 509 476 744 395 224 529 529 826 690 234 470 244 523 594 345 519 338 393 554 333 684 420 736 1054 602 361 600 617 753 507 314 589 740 742 665 577 681 890 791

TDS 3 0 2 1 5 3 0 0 9 3 1 2 5 3 5 2 7 5 0 6 2 6 9 1 4 0 2 3 2 4 1 2 2 1 4 3 7 10 3 0 1 1 2 4 0 4 5 8 11 3 6 5 5

STEVE MATTHEWS (6) 287 vs East Carolina 263 vs Louisville 239 vs Tulsa 238 vs Tulane 235 vs Southwestern Louisiana 226 vs Tennessee

1993 1993 1993 1992 1993 1992

LLOYD PATTERSON (3) 215 vs Southern Miss 203 vs Tulsa 203 vs Virginia Tech

1976 1976 1976

DANNY PIERCE (3) 240 vs Wichita State 232 vs Ole Miss 203 vs Louisville

1968 1969 1968

DANNY SPARKMAN (3) 288 vs Cincinnati 261 vs Murray State 214 vs Arkansas State

1984 1985 1984

NEIL SUBER (3) 279 vs Tulane 226 vs East Carolina 222 vs Tennessee

1998 1998 1999

QADRY ANDERSON (2) 291 vs Tulane 239 vs Houston

1996 1996

BILLY FLETCHER (2) 257 vs Mississippi State 215 vs Wake Forest

1965 1965

TIM JONES (2) 208 vs Mississippi State 205 vs Florida State

1988 1989

TRAVIS ANGLIN (1) 221 vs Tulane

1999

KEITH BENTON (1) 207 vs Mississippi State

1990

KEVIN BETTS (1) 218 vs Ole Miss

1979

JOE BORICH (1) 228 vs Tulane

1995

DAN BRANNER (1) 225 vs Southwestern Louisiana

1986

JOE BRUNER (1) 250 vs Kansas State

1973

KENTON EVANS (1) 214 vs Ole Miss

1998

ARKELON HALL (1) 209 vs UAB

2008

TONY SCARPINO (1) 225 vs Southern Miss

1993

SCOTT SCHERER (1) 203 vs Cincinnati

2000

RECEIVING SINGLE GAME MOST PASS RECEPTIONS (MIN. 10) 13 Maurice Avery vs UAB 12 Steven Black vs SMU 11 Carlos Singleton vs Marshall 10 Duke Calhoun vs Ole Miss 10 Darron White vs Mississippi St. 10 Richie Floyd vs Arkansas St. 10 Isaac Bruce vs Southwestern La. 10 Mac Cody vs Mississippi State 10 Russell Copeland vs Mississippi St. 10 Russell Copeland vs Tennessee 10 Bob Sherlag vs Mississippi St.

2003 2007 2008 2007 2003 1997 1993 1993 1992 1992 1965

MOST YARDS RECEIVING (MIN. 130) 186 Bob Sherlag vs Mississippi St.

1965

174 173 172 160 159 159 158 155 150 147 140 138 137 135 132

Ryan Roskelly vs Tulsa Maurice Jones vs Rice Richie Floyd vs Tulane Bill Robertson vs Arkansas St. Duke Calhoun vs UAB Preston Riley vs Louisville Carlos Singleton vs Marshall Richie Floyd vs Cincinnati Travis Anglin vs Houston Isaac Bruce vs East Carolina Russell Copeland vs East Carolina Russell Copeland vs Tennessee Isaac Bruce vs Tulsa DeAngelo Williams vs Tenn. Tech Darrius Blevins vs Tulane

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AVG. GAIN/RECEPTION (MIN. 3 REC.) 39.8 Duke Calhoun vs UAB (4-159) 37.6 Tav. Davis vs Ole Miss (3-113) 36.3 Antoine Harden vs Army (3-109) 34.3 Ryan Scott vs Akron (3-103) 33.8 DeAngelo Williams vs TTU (4-135) 33.0 Darrius Blevins vs Tulane (4-132) 32.0 Earnest Williams vs Tulane (3-96) 31.8 Preston Riley vs Louisville (5-159) 29.8 Duke Calhoun vs Rice (4-119) 29.3 Maurice Jones vs Tulane (4-117) 29.0 Ryan Roskelly vs Tulsa (6-174) 28.3 Darron White vs ASU (3-85) 28.0 Robert Douglas vs ASU (3-84) 27.3 Duke Calhoun vs UCT (4-109) 27.0 Chris Kelley vs BGSU (4-108) 26.0 Darren Garcia vs N. Texas (4-104) 25.8 Duke Calhoun vs UTEP (5-129) 24.7 Maurice Jones vs Rice (3-74) 24.6 Carlos Singleton vs UAB (5-123) 24.5 Isaac Bruce vs Arkansas St. (4-98) 24.5 Maurice Avery vs East Carolina (4-98) 24.3 Chris Kelley vs Ole Miss (3-73) 23.7 Maurice Jones vs Arkansas St. (3-71) 23.7 Carlos Singleton vs SMU (3-71) 23.3 Russell Copeland vs ECU (6-140) 23.0 Earnest Williams vs UTC (3-69) 23.0 Maurice Avery vs Tulsa (3-69)

2007 2003 2001 2005 2003 1997 2007 1968 2007 2007 1994 2004 2004 2006 2004 2003 2006 2007 2008 1993 2003 2004 2007 2008 1992 2006 2005

MOST TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS 3 Carlos Singleton vs SMU 3 Russell Copeland vs Tennessee 3 Stan Davis vs Ole Miss 3 Bob Sherlag vs Mississippi St. 3 Don Coffey vs Tulsa 3 Bill Robertson vs Arkansas St.

2007 1992 1971 1965 1961 1950

LONGEST PASS RECEPTION (MIN. 75) 94 Earnest Gray vs Houston 92 Tavarious Davis vs Ole Miss 92 Damien Dodson vs Houston 84 Chris Martin vs Southern Miss 84 Edwin Lovelady vs Arkansas St. 83 Derrick Crawford vs Arkansas St. 82 Ryan Scott vs UAB 82 Damien Dodson vs East Carolina 82 Teofilo Riley vs Houston 82 Harold Sterling vs Southern Miss 80 Steven Black vs Arkansas St. 80 DeAngelo Williams vs TTU 80 Russell Copeland vs East Carolina 79 Jerry Harris vs Florida State 76 Russell Copeland vs UCF 75 Enis Jackson vs Mississippi St. 75 Billy Moody vs Virginia Tech

1978 2003 1998 1988 1984 1983 2006 1998 1996 1960 2007 2003 1992 1984 1990 1984 1985

MOST CONSEC. GAMES WITH A RECEPTION 37 Duke Calhoun 28 Carlos Singleton 27 Russell Copeland 26 Earnest Gray 24 Darron White 22 Bunkie Perkins 22 Isaac Bruce 22 Ryan Roskelly 21 Richie Floyd 19 Damien Dodson 18 John Bush 16 Ryan Scott 15 Wayne Pryor

SINGLE SEASON MOST PASS RECEPTIONS (MIN. 40) 74 Isaac Bruce 62 Duke Calhoun 61 Russell Copeland 55 Travis Anglin

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POS. WR FL WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR FL FL WR WR WR WR WR FL WR WR WR FL WR

NAME Earnest Gray Damien Dodson Duke Calhoun Carlos Singleton Russell Copeland Richie Floyd Darron White Isaac Bruce Ryan Scott Maurice Avery Maurice Jones Keith Wright Jerry Harris James Thompson Tavares Gideon Derrick Crawford Stan Davis Earnest Williams Bobby Ward Bob Sherlag John Bush Darrius Blevins Jerry Knowlton Charles Wilson

YRS. PLAYED 1975-78 1996-99 200620061989-92 1995-98 2001-04 1992-93 2003-06 2002-05 2005-08 1974-77 1983-86 1971-73 2002,2004 1981-83 1969-72 2005-08 1973-74 1963-65 1989-92 1994-98 1978-81 1986-88

RECEPTIONS 97 147 144 125 116 110 137 113 114 97 95 74 72 105 96 63 79 105 71 62 61 73 60 53

TDS 17 12 14 19 12 4 11 15 9 11 7 11 7 7 19 5 9 14 7 11 7 8 5 5

TOTAL YARDS 2,123 2,096 2,058 1,858 1,753 1,654 1,649 1,586 1,527 1,373 1,356 1,248 1,186 1,183 1,131 1,117 1,105 1,061 1,056 1,041 1,023 1,017 973 971

1,248 1,197 1,186 1,183 1,131 1,117

Keith Wright Antoine Harden Jerry Harris James Thompson Tavares Gideon Derrick Crawford

HIGHEST AVERAGE GAIN PER RECEPTION 21.9 Earnest Gray 17.7 Derrick Crawford 17.1 John Bowers 16.9 Keith Wright 16.6 Enis Jackson 16.3 Jerry Harris MOST TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS 19 Carlos Singleton 19 Tavares Gideon 17 Earnest Gray 16 Bill Robertson 15 Isaac Bruce 14 Duke Calhoun 14 Earnest Williams 12 Russell Copeland 12 Damien Dodson 11 Maurice Avery 11 Darron White 11 Keith Wright 11 Bob Sherlag

1974-77 2000-02 1983-86 1972-74 2002, 2004 1980-83 1975-78 1980-83 1979-82 1974-77 1982-85 1983-86 20062002, 2004 1975-78 1947-50 1992-93 20062005-08 1989-92 1996-99 2002-05 2001-04 1974-77 1963-65

100-YARD RECEIVING GAMES 54 52 51 50 49 47 46 46 46 45 44 43 43 42 42 42 42 40 40

Tavares Gideon Carlos Singleton Carlos Singleton Mac Cody Maurice Avery Ryan Scott Bunkie Perkins James Thompson Bob Sherlag Damien Dodson Ryan Roskelly Richie Floyd Bobby Ward Steven Black Duke Calhoun Tavares Gideon Damien Dodson Duke Calhoun James Thompspn

MOST YARDS RECEIVING (MIN. 610) 1054 Isaac Bruce 890 Duke Calhoun 826 Earnest Gray 791 Carlos Singleton 767 Carlos Singleton 753 Damien Dodson 744 Bobby Ward 742 Maurice Avery 740 Travis Anglin 736 Russell Copeland 690 Earnest Gray 684 Russell Copeland 681 Duke Calhoun

2004 2008 2007 1993 2003 2006 2001 1973 1965 1997 1994 1996 1973 2007 2006 2002 1998 2008 1974 1993 2007 1977 2008 2007 1998 1973 2003 2002 1992 1978 1990 2006

Tavares Gideon Maurice Jones Keith Wright Richie Floyd

2004 2007 1977 1997

AVERAGE GAIN PER RECEPTION 29.5 Earnest Gray 25.3 Jerry Harris 24.5 Sonny Parsons 23.1 Preston Riley 22.2 Enis Jackson 21.7 Ray Craft 20.7 Russell Copeland 20.3 Ricky Rivas

1977 1984 1961 1968 1983 1988 1990 1976

MOST TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS 12 Bill Robertson 11 Carlos Singleton 11 Tavares Gideon 10 Isaac Bruce 9 Earnest Gray 9 Bob Sherlag 8 Maurice Avery 8 Tavares Gideon 7 Russell Copeland 7 Bobby Ward

1950 2007 2004 1993 1978 1965 2003 2002 1992 1973

CAREER 1996-99 20062001-04 20061989-92 2003-06 1992-93 1996-98 2005-08 1972-74 2002-05 1975-78 2002, 2004 2005-08 2000-01 1997-00 1969-72

MOST RECEIVING YARDS 2,123 Earnest Gray 2,096 Damien Dodson 2,058 Duke Calhoun 1,858 Carlos Singleton 1,753 Russell Copeland 1,654 Richie Floyd 1,649 Darron White 1,586 Isaac Bruce 1,527 Ryan Scott 1,373 Maurice Avery 1,356 Maurice Jones

1975-78 1996-99 200620061989-92 1995-98 2001-04 1992-93 2003-06 2002-05 2005-08

2007 2006 2007 2007 2006 2007 2006

EARNEST GRAY (6) 129 vs Utah State 122 vs North Texas State 119 vs Virginia Tech 119 vs Southern Miss 112 vs Mississippi State 105 vs North Texas State

1977 1978 1977 1977 1978 1977

RUSSELL COPELAND (5) 140 vs East Carolina 139 vs Tennessee 123 vs UCF 113 vs Florida State 111 vs Tulsa

1992 1992 1990 1989 1990

DAMIEN DODSON (5) 128 vs East Carolina 127 vs Minnesota 126 vs Mississippi State 111 vs Houston 101 vs Louisville

1998 1997 1998 1998 1997

ISAAC BRUCE (4) 147 vs East Carolina 137 vs Tulsa 112 vs Mississippi State 108 vs Tulsa

1993 1992 1993 1993

CARLOS SINGLETON (4) 158 vs Marshall 127 vs SMU 123 vs UAB 100 vs East Carolina

2008 2007 2008 2007

DERRICK CRAWFORD (3) 125 vs Tulane 111 vs Arkansas State 109 vs Mississippi State

1982 1993 1983

RICHIE FLOYD (3) 172 vs Tulane 155 vs Cincinnati 116 vs Arkansas State

1996 1997 1997

ANTOINE HARDEN (3) 119 vs Mississippi 109 vs Army 104 vs Tennessee

2002 2001 2001

PRESTON RILEY (3) 159 vs Louisville 119 vs Florida State 110 vs Wichita State

1968 1968 1968

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MOST PASS RECEPTIONS 147 Damien Dodson 144 Duke Calhoun 137 Darron White 125 Carlos Singleton 116 Russell Copeland 114 Ryan Scott 113 Isaac Bruce 110 Richie Floyd 105 Earnest Williams 105 James Thompson 97 Maurice Avery 97 Earnest Gray 96 Tavares Gideon 95 Maurice Jones 79 Bunkie Perkins 79 Billy Kendall 79 Stan Davis

DUKE CALHOUN (7) 159 vs UAB 129 vs UTEP 124 vs Southern Miss 119 vs Rice 109 vs Chattanooga 107 vs East Carolina 100 vs UCF

RECORDS

Duke Calhoun opens the ‘09 season needing just 66 yards and four catches to hold school records in both categories.

665 639 628 617


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RECORDS

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL RYAN SCOTT (3) 120 vs UAB 104 vs UTEP 103 vs Akron

2006 2005 2005

DARRON WHITE (3) 123 vs Cincinnati 102 vs Mississippi State 101 vs UAB

2001 2003 2004

MAURICE AVERY (2) 125 vs UAB 103 vs Southern Miss

2003 2003

FRANK BLACKWELL (2) 130 vs Ole Miss 107 vs Tennessee

1969 1969

DARRIUS “BOO” BLEVINS (2) 132 vs Tulane 126 vs Mississippi State

1997 1995

MAC CODY (2) 112 vs Mississippi State 110 vs East Carolina

1993 1993

DARREN GARCIA (2) 109 vs North Texas 104 vs Mississippi State

2003 2003

TAVARES GIDEON (2) 127 vs Mississippi State 115 vs Louisville

2002 2004

JERRY HARRIS (2) 112 vs Southwestern La. 106 vs Cincinnati

1986 1984

ENIS JACKSON (2) 110 vs Southern Miss 103 vs Tulane

1983 1983

MAURICE JONES (2) 173 vs Rice 117 vs Tulane

2008 2007

RICKY RIVAS (2) 112 vs Tulsa 101 vs Ole Miss

1976 1976

BOB SHERLAG (2) 189 vs Mississippi State 130 vs Wake Forest

1965 1965

BOBBY WARD (2) 105 vs Houston 100 vs Tulsa

1973 1973

CHARLES WILSON (2) 127 vs Tulane 110 vs Tennessee

1987 1988

TRAVIS ANGLIN (1) 150 vs Houston

2002

STEVEN BLACK (1) 112 vs SMU

2007

JOHN BUSH (1) 117 vs Mississippi State

1991

KEN COUTAIN (1) 116 vs Tennessee

1999

STAN DAVIS (1) 106 vs Ole Miss

1971

TAVARIOUS DAVIS (1) 113 vs Ole Miss

2003

CHRIS KELLEY (1) 108 vs Bowling Green St.

2004

CHRIS MARTIN (1) 118 vs Southern Miss

1988

RUSSELL RICHARDS (1) 102 vs Ole Miss

1979

RYAN ROSKELLY (1) 174 vs Tulsa

1994

DEANGELO WILLIAMS (1) 135 vs Tennessee Tech

2003

TOTAL OFFENSE SINGLE GAME MOST OFFENSIVE PLAYS (MIN. 50) 68 Martin Hankins vs East Carolina 66 Arkelon Hall vs Louisville 66 Danny Wimprine vs USF 63 Martin Hankins vs Ole Miss 63 Danny Wimprine vs Mississippi St. 62 Martin Hankins vs SMU 60 Arkelon Hall vs Marshall 60 Bernard Oden vs Minnesota 54 Qadry Anderson vs Louisville 54 Billy Fletcher vs Wake Forest 53 Danny Wimprine vs USF 52 Danny Wimprine vs Louisville 52 Steve Matthews vs Louisville 51 Martin Hankins vs Southern Miss 51 Danny Wimprine vs Mississippi St. 51 Rusty Trail vs Southern Miss 50 Danny Wimprine vs Louisville 50 Danny Wimprine vs Cincinnati

2007 2008 2002 2007 2003 2007 2008 1997 1996 1965 2003 2004 1993 2007 2002 1988 2002 2001

MOST TOTAL OFFENSE (MIN. 300) 409 Arkelon Hall vs Rice 405 Martin Hankins vs East Carolina 390 Martin Hankins vs Southern Miss 386 Danny Wimprine vs Louisville 383 Danny Wimprine vs Arkansas St. 383 Danny Wimprine vs Mississippi St. 376 Danny Wimprine vs Ole Miss 375 Rusty Trail vs Southern Miss 372 Arkelon Hall vs Louisville 364 Danny Wimprine vs UAB 362 Arkelon Hall vs Marshall 362 Steve Matthews vs Mississippi St. 352 Martin Hankins vs Tulane 351 Qadry Anderson vs Tulane 351 Billy Fletcher vs Mississippi St. 350 Danny Wimprine vs Cincinnati 344 Martin Hankins vs Ole Miss 342 Danny Wimprine vs Ole Miss 340 Will Hudgens vs Marshall 335 Danny Wimprine vs Cincinnati 334 Bernard Oden vs Minnesota 329 Martin Hankins vs SMU 320 Bernard Oden vs Cincinnati 317 Martin Hankins vs UAB 317 Tim Jones vs Tulane 315 Steve Matthews vs East Carolina 313 Martin Hankins vs UAB 310 Martin Hankins vs Marshall 301 Danny Wimprine vs Houston

2008 2007 2007 2004 2004 2003 2003 1988 2008 2004 2008 1993 2007 1996 1965 2001 2007 2003 2007 2002 1997 2007 1997 2006 1989 1992 2007 2006 2001

AVG. GAIN/PLAY (MIN. 25 PLAYS) 11.5 Danny Sparkman vs Cincinnati 10.8 Martin Hankins vs UAB

1984 2007

10.7 10.2 9.4 9.4 9.3 9.3 8.7 8.7 8.6 8.6 8.6

Danny Wimprine vs Ole Miss Steve Matthews vs East Carolina DeAngelo Williams vs USF DeAngelo Williams vs Tulane Martin Hankins vs UAB Danny Wimprine vs North Texas Arkelon Hall vs Rice Billy Fletcher vs Mississippi St. Martin Hankins vs Tulane Tim Jones vs Tulane Danny Wimprine vs East Carolina

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2003 1992 2004 2003 2006 2003 2008 1965 2007 1989 2003

SINGLE SEASON MOST OFFENSIVE PLAYS (MIN. 300) 533 Danny Wimprine 480 Danny Wimprine 463 Martin Hankins 455 Danny Wimprine 445 Bernard Oden 416 Qadry Anderson 411 Arkelon Hall 410 Martin Hankins 365 Billy Fletcher 342 Danny Sparkman 324 Keith Benton 322 Al Harvey

2002 2003 2007 2004 1997 1996 2008 2006 1965 1985 1990 1972

MOST TOTAL OFFENSE 3219 Martin Hankins 3171 Danny Wimprine 3004 Danny Wimprine 2860 Danny Wimprine 2538 Martin Hankins 2475 Arkelon Hall 2330 Bernard Oden 1964 DeAngelo Williams 1948 DeAngelo Williams 1877 Keith Benton 1871 Steve Matthews 1795 Billy Fletcher 1720 Steve Matthews 1678 Qadry Anderson 1666 Lloyd Patterson 1643 Danny Sparkman 1599 Danny Wimprine

2007 2003 2004 2002 2006 2008 1997 2005 2004 1990 1992 1965 1993 1996 1976 1985 2001

AVG. GAIN/PLAY 6.9 Martin Hankins 6.9 Rusty Trail 6.6 Danny Wimprine 6.6 Danny Wimprine 6.2 Martin Hankins 6.2 DeAngelo Williams 6.2 DeAngelo Williams 6.0 Arkelon Hall 6.0 Ricky Thurow 5.8 Maurice Avery 5.8 Neil Suber 5.8 Keith Benton 5.8 Steve Matthews 5.8 Danny Sparkman

2007 1988 2004 2003 2006 2005 2004 2008 1968 2005 1998 1990 1992 1984

Martin Hankins (2006-07) finished his two-year career with the Tigers ranking third all-time in total offense with 5,757 yards.


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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL

Danny Wimprine Lloyd Patterson Russell Vollmer

2001 1977 1963

CAREER MOST OFFENSIVE PLAYS 1748 Danny Wimprine 971 DeAngelo Williams 965 Lloyd Patterson 873 Martin Hankins 854 Danny Sparkman 737 Tim Jones 679 Billy Fletcher 639 Keith Benton 631 Steve Matthews 569 Bernard Oden 569 David Fowler 559 Qadry Anderson 550 Neil Suber

2001-04 2002-05 1975-78 2006-07 1983-85 1986-89 1963-65 1990-91 1992-93 1995-97 1972-74 1995-96 1998-01

MOST TOTAL OFFENSE 10,634 Danny Wimprine 6,026 DeAngelo Williams 5,757 Martin Hankins 4,568 Lloyd Patterson 4,365 Danny Sparkman 3,591 Steve Matthews 3,502 Tim Jones 3,458 Billy Fletcher 3,409 Keith Benton 2,805 Bernard Oden 2,668 David Fowler 2,636 Dave Casinelli 2,568 Neil Suber 2,504 Danny Pierce

2001-04 2002-05 2006-07 1975-78 1983-85 1992-93 1986-89 1963-65 1990-91 1995-97 1972-74 1960-63 1998-01 1968-69

AVG. GAIN/PLAY 6.6 Martin Hankins 6.2 DeAngelo Williams 6.1 Danny Wimprine 5.7 Steve Matthews 5.7 Rusty Trail 5.4 Ricky Thurow 5.4 Russell Vollmer 5.3 Keith Benton 5.1 Danny Sparkman 5.1 Danny Pierce 5.1 Billy Fletcher

2006-07 2002-05 2001-04 1992-93 1987-89 1967-69 1961-63 1990-91 1983-85 1968-69 1963-65

TEAM TOTAL OFFENSE RECORDS SINGLE GAME

FEWEST OFFENSIVE PLAYS 30 vs Ole Miss, 1964

FEWEST TOTAL YARDS 47 vs Ole Miss, 1964

NAME Nick Bouni James Earl Wright Russell Vollmer Dave Casinelli Billy Fletcher Billy Fletcher Terry Padgett Ricky Thurow Danny Pierce Danny Pierce Joe Lynch Al Harvey Al Harvey Joe Bruner David Fowler Terdell Middleton Lloyd Patterson Lloyd Patterson Lloyd Patterson Kevin Betts Darrell Martin Tony Wiley Trell Hooper Danny Sparkman Danny Sparkman Danny Sparkman Wayne Pryor Tim Jones Rusty Trail Tim Jones Keith Benton Keith Benton Steve Matthews Steve Matthews Tony Scarpino Joe Borich Qadry Anderson Bernard Oden Gerard Arnold Travis Anglin Scott Scherer Danny Wimprine Danny Wimprine Danny Wimprine Danny Wimprine DeAngelo Williams Martin Hankins Martin Hankins Arkelon Hall

PLAYS 144 105 162 219 252 365 215 138 239 249 156 149 322 167 309 138 313 260 246 258 294 123 306 287 225 342 129 182 204 244 324 315 320 311 170 198 416 445 208 182 216 280 533 480 455 311 410 463 411

RUSH 272 235 289 1016 367 556 539 394 202 328 441 221 305 56 167 586 103 138 -42 200 -11 497 249 29 -12 37 501 269 179 271 612 329 -213 -176 -50 -15 121 81 1059 123 -56 270 40 -3 112 1964 -12 -1 200

FEWEST OFFENSIVE PLAYS 526 1964 MOST TOTAL YARDS 5779 2003 5767 2007 5524 2004 5424 2008 4775 2005 4258 2002 4124 1969 4035 2006 3800 1988 3790 1976 3784 1992

TOTAL 747 839 844 1016 1288 1795 887 743 1127 1377 816 665 1266 841 1433 586 1666 1474 889 1084 877 497 1443 1419 1303 1643 501 978 1410 1288 1877 1532 1871 1720 688 881 1678 2330 1059 979 801 1599 2860 3171 3004 1964 2538 3219 2475

CAREER TOTAL OFFENSE LEADERS

SINGLE SEASON MOST OFFENSIVE PLAYS 1017 2007 1000 2003 977 2008 903 2004 859 1972 842 2002 836 2005 793 1973 786 1974 786 1971 783 1982 779 2000 776 1993 774 1979 770 1990 768 1997

PASS 475 604 555 0 921 1239 348 349 925 1049 375 444 961 785 1266 0 1563 1336 931 884 888 0 1194 1390 1315 1606 709 1231 1017 1265 1203 2084 1896 738 896 1557 2249 0 856 857 1329 2820 3174 2892 0 2550 3220 2275

POS. QB RB QB QB QB QB QB QB QB QB QB FB QB QB QB RB QB RB RB

3723 3690 3685 3685 3641 3614

NAME Danny Wimprine DeAngelo Williams Martin Hankins Lloyd Patterson Danny Sparkman Steve Matthews Tim Jones Billy Fletcher Keith Benton Bernard Oden David Fowler Dave Casinelli Neil Suber Danny Pierce Arkelon Hall Gerard Arnold Qadry Anderson Paul Gowen Larry Porter

1970 1961 1973 1972 1993 1990

FEWEST TOTAL YARDS 2215 1966

YRS. TOTAL YDS 2001-04 10,634 2002-05 6,026 2006-07 5,757 1975-78 4,568 1983-85 4,365 1992-93 3,591 1986-89 3,502 1963-65 3,458 1990-91 3,409 1995-97 2,805 1972-74 2,668 1960-63 2,636 1998-01 2,568 1968-69 2,504 20082,475 1997-99 2,378 1995-96 2,248 1969-71 2,227 1990-93 2,194

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MOST TOTAL YARDS 659 vs Louisville, 1969 630 vs Cincinnati, 1984 603 vs Louisville, 2004 597 vs Wichita State, 1970 592 vs Chattanooga, 2005 571 vs Rice, 2007 568 vs Mississippi State, 2003 567 vs Tennessee Tech, 2003 563 vs UAB, 2007 560 vs Southern Miss, 1970 552 vs Tulsa, 1969

YEAR 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

RECORDS

MOST OFFENSIVE PLAYS 108 vs SMU, 2007 96 vs Ole Miss, 2007 92 vs Murray State, 1985 91 vs Ole Miss, 1983 91 vs Southwestern La., 1983 89 vs Rice, East Carolina, 2007 89 vs Mississippi State, 2003 89 vs USF, 2003 89 vs Louisville, 1968 89 vs North Texas State, 1971 88 vs Arkansas State, 2004 87 vs Ole Miss, 2004 86 vs Louisville, 2008 86 vs Cincinnati, 1995 85 vs Nicholls State, 2008 85 vs Louisville, 2004 85 vs East Carolina, 1995

YEAR-BY-YEAR TOTAL OFFENSE LEADERS


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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL YEAR-BY-YEAR ALL-PURPOSE LEADERS YEAR 1956 1957 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

NAME Andy Nelson Laverne Steedley Nick Bouni Nick Bouni Dave Casinelli Dave Casinelli Dave Casinelli Billy Fletcher Bob Sherlag Bob Baxter Nick Pappas Jay McCoy Paul Gowen Paul Gowen Dornell Harris Dornell Harris Bobby Ward Bobby Ward Terdell Middleton Terdell Middleton Keith Wright Eddie Hill Leo Cage Richard Williams Tony Wiley Derrick Crawford Derrick Crawford Jerry Harris Jerry Harris Sammy Seals William Arnold Charles Wilson Marvin Cox Russell Copeland Russell Jones Russell Copeland Mac Cody Ryan Roskelly Ryan Roskelly Teofilo Riley Damien Dodson Gerard Arnold Gerard Arnold Ryan Johnson Antoine Harden Antoine Harden DeAngelo Williams DeAngelo Williams DeAngelo Williams Joseph Doss Michael Grandberry Curtis Steele

RUSH 348 129 137 272 646 826 1016 367 0 64 245 454 715 868 379 698 9 24 586 919 7 739 599 438 497 2 5 0 -14 14 0 14 844 0 112 9 46 -2 9 572 18 1059 706 0 11 0 1430 1948 1964 910 0 1223

REC 145 13 0 0 83 40 37 0 673 10 -3 144 23 132 111 23 744 312 18 36 628 52 47 82 57 523 594 329 519 137 3 554 56 684 404 736 606 602 361 157 605 30 49 251 589 608 384 210 78 205 0 187

PR 189 0 73 76 0 0 0 0 36 142 34 0 0 25 0 124 124 9 0 0 201 15 0 0 0 0 59 129 180 8 0 0 0 0 0 351 80 468 252 0 218 0 0 389 0 47 0 0 0 0 0 0

KR 183 39 166 159 0 15 0 389 0 449 527 215 126 93 294 115 404 218 231 114 345 367 0 221 93 157 247 446 369 523 555 735 0 19 259 49 429 50 28 0 0 0 0 219 533 504 299 72 33 0 1286 50

YDS 865 181 376 507 729 881 1053 756 709 665 803 813 864 1118 784 960 1281 563 835 1069 1181 1173 646 741 647 682 905 904 1054 674 558 1303 900 703 775 1145 1161 1118 650 729 841 1089 755 859 1133 1159 2113 2230 2075 1115 1286 1460

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RECORDS

CAREER ALL-PURPOSE YARDS LEADERS NAME DeAngelo Williams Joseph Doss Keith Wright Damien Dodson Larry Porter Paul Gowen Dornell Harris Jerry Harris Wayne Pryor Gerard Arnold Terdell Middleton Stan Davis Michael Grandberry Russell Copeland

YRS. PLAYED 2002-05 2004-07 1974-77 1996-99 1990-93 1969-71 1971-73 1983-86 1986-89 1997-99 1974-76 1969-72 2005-08 1989-92

YARDS 7,573 3,302 3,099 2,914 2,821 2,736 2,680 2,663 2,551 2,521 2,470 2,460 2,401 2,396

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ALL-PURPOSE YARDS SINGLE GAME NAME Ryan Roskelly vs Tulsa, 1994 DeAngelo Williams vs Tulane, 2003 DeAngelo Williams vs Houston, 2004 Larry Porter vs Arkansas St., 1990 DeAngelo Williams vs USF, 2004 Xavier Crawford vs Missouri, 1991 Paul Gowen vs Tulsa, 1969 DeAngelo Williams vs UTC, 2004 DeAngelo Williams vs E. Carolina, 2005 DeAngelo Williams vs UTEP, 2005 DeAngelo Williams vs Ole Miss, 2003 Curtis Steele vs Southern Miss, 2008 Eddie Hill vs Cincinnati, 1978 John Martin vs East Carolina, 1992 DeAngelo Williams vs Akron, 2005 DeAngelo Williams vs ECU, 2004 Eddie Hill vs Wichita St., 1978 DeAngelo Williams vs Tulsa, 2005 Russell Copeland vs Florida St., 1989 Larry Porter vs Arkansas St., 1991 Bobby Ward vs Houston, 1973 Charles Wilson vs USM, 1988 Stan Davis vs Tennessee, 1969 DeAngelo Williams vs Louisville, 2004 DeAngelo Williams vs USM, 2004 Dave Casinelli vs Houston, 1963 DeAngelo Williams vs UTC, 2005 D. Williams vs Cincinnati, 2003 Curtis Steele vs Arkansas St., 2008 Charles Wilson vs Tulane, 1988 D. Williams vs Mississippi St., 2003 Dornell Harris vs Kansas St, 1973 DeAngelo Williams vs UAB, 2005 Larry Porter vs Cincinnati, 1992

YDS 368 305 281 275 273 262 260 251 240 239 239 237 237 237 236 226 225 224 221 220 218 218 217 215 211 210 208 206 203 203 202 202 200 200

RUSH 0 195 262 206 263 46 260 136 226 236 135 178 188 166 238 225 107 223 0 167 0 0 76 200 199 210 205 136 203 0 119 110 167 183

REC 174 41 19 -1 10 53 0 87 14 3 31 59 0 16 -2 1 0 1 113 9 105 88 3 15 12 0 3 -5 0 51 40 14 0 14

PR 194 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

KR 0 69 0 70 0 163 0 28 0 0 73 0 49 55 0 0 107 0 108 44 111 130 138 0 0 0 0 75 0 152 43 78 33 3

SINGLE SEASON NAME DeAngelo Williams DeAngelo Williams DeAngelo Williams Curtis Steele Charles Wilson Michael Grandberry Bobby Ward Keith Wright Eddie Hill Mac Cody Antoine Harden DeAngelo Williams Russell Copeland Antoine Harden Dornell Harris Ryan Roskelly Paul Gowen Joseph Doss Gerard Arnold Terdell Middleton Jerry Harris Dave Casinelli Isaac Bruce

YEAR 2004 2003 2005 2008 1988 2007 1973 1977 1978 1993 2002 2002 1992 2001 1972 1994 1970 2006 1998 1976 1985 1963 1993

Joseph Doss (2004-07) ranks second in career all-purpose yards (3,302).

YARDS 2,230 2,113 2,075 1,460 1,303 1,286 1,281 1,181 1,173 1,161 1,159 1,155 1,145 1,133 1,125 1,118 1,118 1,115 1,089 1,069 1,054 1,053 1,050

Ryan Roskelly holds the school record with 368 all-purpose yards against Tulsa in 1994.


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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL 65 65

PUNTING SINGLE GAME MOST PUNTS (MIN. 10) 13 Hugh Owens vs Texas A&M 12 Mike Coughlin vs Michigan 12 Hugh Owens vs Texas A&M 12 Paul Wilson vs South Carolina 12 Arthur Franklin vs Southwestern La. 11 Jim Cande vs Ole Miss 11 Hugh Owens vs Houston 11 Durwood Gordon vs W. Texas St. 11 Ben Graves vs Southern Miss 10 Ben Graves vs Mississippi St. 10 James Gaither vs Southern Miss 10 Drew Pairamore vs Louisville 10 Mike Coughlin vs Southwestern La.

1979 1995 1978 1972 1986 1999 1978 1968 2000 2000 2001 1996 1995

MOST YARDS PUNTED (MIN. 400) 492 Hugh Owens vs Texas A&M 450 James Gaither vs Southern Miss 442 Ben Graves vs Mississippi St. 433 Hugh Owens vs Texas A&M 423 Hugh Owens vs Houston 421 Stan Weaver vs Vanderbilt 416 Paul Wilson vs South Carolina

1979 2001 2000 1978 1978 1982 1972

HIGHEST PUNTING AVERAGE (2 PUNTS MIN.) 53.0 Brent Sutherland vs Rice (2-106) 52.5 Michael Gibson vs UAB (2-105) 52.3 James Gaither vs Army (4-209) 52.0 Preston Watts vs Union 51.0 Brent Sutherland vs Nicholls St. (2-102) 50.9 Michael Gibson vs Tenn. (7-356) 50.3 Jeff Buffaloe vs Louisville (7-352) 49.5 Michael Gibson vs ASU (4-198) 49.5 Brandon Roberson vs TTU (2-99) 49.4 Jeff Buffaloe vs Alabama (5-247) 48.8 Olie Cordill vs West Texas St. (5-244) 48.2 Walt Stephens vs Tennessee (4-193)

2007 2005 2001 1942 2008 2006 1992 2006 2003 1991 1963 1984

LONGEST PUNT (MIN. 60) 85 Roland Eveland vs Washington 78 Jeff Fite vs Alabama 73 Michael Gibson vs Tennessee 71 Olie Cordill vs West Texas State 70 Brent Sutherland vs Florida Atlantic 70 Michael Gibson vs Tennessee 70 Michael Gibson vs Marshall 70 Russell Richards vs Florida State 69 Jeff Fite vs Florida 69 Virgil Pearcy vs Mississippi State

1950 1989 2006 1963 2007 2006 2005 1980 1988 1974

SINGLE SEASON 1978 1980 2000 1983 1986 1996 1990 1979 1994 1995 1999 2001

CAREER PUNTING LEADERS YRS. 2005-06 1991-92 1997-99 2007-08 2001-02 1987-90 1969-72 1998-00 1963-65 1994-97 1980-83 1985-86

NO. 101 102 97 104 102 247 160 118 65 206 192 141

YDS. 4,444 4,433 4,057 4,242 4,129 9,939 6,367 4,676 2,576 8,057 7,374 5,408

AVG. 44.0 43.5 41.8 40.8 40.4 40.2 39.8 39.6 39.6 39.1 38.4 38.4

MOST YARDS PUNTED (MIN. 2700) 3125 Ben Graves 3117 Hugh Owens 3049 Stan Weaver 3048 Russell Richards 3040 Jeff Fite 2928 Arthur Franklin 2817 Drew Pairamore 2808 Jim Cande 2718 James Gaither 2710 Drew Pairamore

2000 1978 1983 1980 1990 1986 1996 1999 2001 1994

HIGHEST PUNTING AVERAGE (MIN. 25) 44.6 Jeff Buffaloe 44.6 Michael Gibson 43.1 Michael Gibson 42.6 Walt Stephens 42.3 Jeff Buffaloe 41.9 Jim Cande 41.6 Jim Cande 41.6 Jeff Fite 41.3 Olie Cordill 41.0 Jeff Fite 40.9 Brent Sutherland 40.7 Brent Sutherland 40.6 James Gaither 40.3 James Gaither 40.2 Drew Pairamore 40.1 Ben Graves 40.0 Jeff Fite 40.0 Paul Parrish

1992 2005 2006 1984 1991 1999 1998 1990 1963 1989 2008 2007 2001 2002 1997 2000 1988 1959

YEAR-BY-YEAR PUNTING LEADERS YEAR 1956 1957 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

CAREER MOST PUNTS 247 Jeff Fite 246 Hugh Owens 206 Drew Pairamore 192 Stan Weaver 160 Paul Wilson 141 Arthur Franklin 128 Bob Baxter 118 Ben Graves 111 Durwood Gordon 104 Brent Sutherland 102 Jeff Buffaloe 101 Michael Gibson

1987-90 1976-79 1994-97 1980-83 1969-72 1985-86 1965-67 1998-00 1968-69 2007-08 1991-92 2005-06

MOST YARDS PUNTED 9,939 Jeff Fite 9,305 Hugh Owens 8,057 Drew Pairamore 7,374 Stan Weaver 6,367 Paul Wilson 5,408 Arthur Franklin 4,676 Ben Graves 4,632 Bob Baxter 4,444 Michael Gibson 4,433 Jeff Buffaloe 4,242 Brent Sutherland 4,057 Jim Cande 4,035 Durwood Gordon

1987-90 1976-79 1994-97 1980-83 1969-72 1985-86 1998-00 1965-67 2005-06 1991-92 2007-08 1997-99 1968-69

HIGHEST PUNTING AVERAGE 44.0 Michael Gibson 43.5 Jeff Buffaloe 41.8 Jim Cande 40.8 Brent Sutherland 40.2 Jeff Fite 39.8 Paul Wilson 39.6 Ben Graves 39.6 Olie Cordill 39.1 Drew Pairamore 38.4 Stan Weaver 38.4 Arthur Franklin

2005-06 1991-92 1997-99 2007-08 1987-90 1969-72 1998-00 1963-65 1994-97 1980-83 1985-86

TEAM PUNTING RECORDS SINGLE GAME MOST PUNTS 13 vs Texas A&M 12 vs Michigan 12 vs Southwestern Louisiana 12 vs Texas A&M 12 vs South Carolina 11 vs Ole Miss

1979 1995 1986 1978 1972 1999

11 11 11

NAME Andy Nelson Frank Talerico Paul Parrish Paul Parrish Russell Vollmer Russell Vollmer Ollie Cordill Ollie Cordill Bob Baxter Bob Baxter Bob Baxter Durwood Gordon Durwood Gordon Paul Wilson Paul Wilson Paul Wilson Mike Fuhrman Virgil Pearcy Mike Fuhrman Hugh Owens Hugh Owens Hugh Owens Hugh Owens Russell Richards Stan Weaver Stan Weaver Stan Weaver Wally Hatfield Arthur Franklin Arthur Franklin Jeff Fite Jeff Fite Jeff Fite Jeff Fite Jeff Buffaloe Jeff Buffaloe Andy McWilliams Drew Pairamore Mike Coughlin Drew Pairamore Drew Pairamore Jim Cande Jim Cande Ben Graves James Gaither James Gaither Brandon Roberson Danny Wimprine (QB) Michael Gibson Michael Gibson Brent Sutherland Brent Sutherland

NO 31 31 25 32 31 28 22 29 36 54 38 65 46 47 51 62 40 39 41 40 55 80 71 80 55 59 78 42 64 77 51 58 65 73 50 52 41 70 68 73 63 30 67 78 67 35 50 22 59 42 52 52

YDS AVG 1118 36.1 1156 37.3 1000 40.0 1183 37.0 1120 36.1 958 34.2 908 41.3 1106 38.0 1246 34.6 1977 36.5 1409 37.0 2471 38.1 1564 34.0 1835 39.0 1999 39.2 2533 37.3 1407 35.2 1476 37.8 1508 36.7 1483 37.1 2031 36.9 3117 39.0 2674 37.6 3046 38.1 2025 36.8 2300 38.9 3049 39.1 1572 37.4 2480 38.8 2928 38.0 1913 37.5 2319 40.0 2667 41.0 3040 41.6 2116 42.3 2317 44.6 1485 36.2 2710 38.7 2543 37.4 2817 38.6 2530 40.2 1249 41.6 2808 41.9 3125 40.1 2718 40.6 1411 40.3 1975 39.5 808 36.7 2632 44.6 1812 43.1 2115 40.7 2127 40.9

vs Mississippi State vs Houston vs West Texas State

2000 1978 1968

MOST YARDS PUNTED 492 vs Texas A&M 450 vs UTEP 450 vs Southern Miss 442 vs Mississippi State 433 vs Texas A&M 423 vs Houston 421 vs Vanderbilt 416 vs South Carolina

1979 2005 2001 2000 1978 1978 1982 1972

FEWEST YARDS PUNTED 11 vs Southern Miss

1977

HIGHEST PUNTING AVERAGE (MIN. 2 PUNTS) 53.0 vs Rice 52.5 vs UAB 52.3 vs Army 52.0 vs Houston 50.9 vs Tennessee 50.3 vs Louisville 50.0 vs Nicholls State 49.5 vs Arkansas State 48.5 vs Houston 48.2 vs Georgia 47.5 vs Houston 46.8 vs Marshall 46.8 vs Houston 46.2 vs UCF 46.0 vs Mississippi State 46.0 vs West Texas State

2007 2005 2001 2004 2006 1992 2008 2006 1963 1984 2006 2008 2005 2005 1974 1964

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NAME Michael Gibson Jeff Buffaloe Jim Cande Brent Sutherland James Gaither Jeff Fite Paul Wilson Ben Graves Olie Cordill Drew Pairamore Stan Weaver Arthur Franklin

1989 1968

RECORDS

MOST PUNTS 80 Hugh Owens 80 Russell Richards 78 Ben Graves 78 Stan Weaver 77 Arthur Franklin 73 Drew Pairamore 73 Jeff Fite 71 Hugh Owens 70 Drew Pairamore 68 Mike Coughlin 67 Jim Cande 65 James Gaither

Jeff Fite Durwood Gordon


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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL LOWEST PUNTING AVERAGE 11.0 vs Southern Miss

1977

YEAR-BY-YEAR FG LEADERS

SINGLE SEASON MOST PUNTS 81 1980 80 1978 79 1983 78 2000 77 1986 77 1981 73 1996 73 1990 70 1994 FEWEST PUNTS 29 1962 MOST YARDS PUNTED 3125 2000 3117 1978 3049 1983 3048 1980 3040 1990 2928 1986 2873 1994 2817 1996 FEWEST YARDS PUNTED 985 1962

Former kicker Stephen Gostkowski (2002-05) is the Memphis record holder in most points with 369.

HIGHEST PUNTING AVERAGE 44.3 2005 43.3 1992 42.3 2006 41.0 2008 40.2 1997 40.2 1963 40.2 1988 38.9 1982 38.7 2002 38.5 2001

8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

LOWEST PUNTING AVERAGE 33.9 1962

KICKING

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RECORDS

SINGLE GAME MOST POINTS KICKING (MIN. 13) 18 Ryan White vs UAB 17 S. Gostkowski vs Arkansas St. 16 Ryan White vs Cincinnati 14 S. Gostkowski vs Marshall 14 S. Gostkowski vs Ole Miss 14 Joe Allison vs Tulane 13 Matt Reagan vs UAB, SMU 13 S. Gostkowski vs Louisville 13 Ryan White vs Arkansas State 13 Don Glosson vs Ole Miss 13 Rusty Bennett vs North Texas

1999 2004 1998 2005 2003 1992 2007 2004 2000 1983 1977

MOST PATS ATTEMPTED (MIN. 7) 9 Pete Weeks vs Louisville 8 Joe Allison vs Tulane

1969 1992

CAREER FIELD GOAL LEADERS NAME S. Gostkowski Joe Allison Ryan White John Butler Matt Reagan Don Glosson Rusty Bennett Bobby Williams Billy Fletcher Pete Weeks Thomas Ingles Neil Purdie Hal McGeorge

YRS. PLAYED 2002-05 1990-93 1998-01 1986-89 20061983-85 1977-80 1974-76 1963-65 1968-70 1981-83 1971-72 1971-73

MADE-ATT 70 X 92 51 X 71 49 X 67 48 X 63 35 X 50 34 X 51 30 X 50 17 X NA 13 X NA 12 X NA 11 X 22 10 X NA 10 X NA

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Jack Carter vs Hardin-Simmons Matt Reagan vs SMU S. Gostkowski vs Chattanooga S. Gostkowski vs UTC, Tulane W.D. Weeks vs Wichita State Roger Carter vs Cincinnati Hal McGeorge vs Virginia Tech Ryan White vs Houston

1961 2007 2005 2004 1970 1972 1973 2001

MOST PATS MADE (MIN. 7) 9 Pete Weeks vs Louisville 8 Joe Allison vs Tulane 8 Jack Carter vs Hardin-Simmons 7 Matt Reagan vs SMU 7 S. Gostkowski vs UTC 7 S. Gostkowski vs UTC, Tulane 7 Pete Weeks vs Wichita State 7 Roger Carter vs Cincinnati 7 Hal McGeorge vs Virginia Tech 7 Ryan White vs Houston

1969 1992 1961 2007 2005 2004 1970 1972 1973 2001

MOST FIELD GOALS MADE IN A HALF 4 Ryan White vs UAB

1999

MOST FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED (MIN. 4) 6 Ryan White vs UAB 4 Matt Reagan vs Rice, UAB 4 Matt Reagan vs UAB, Houston 4 S. Gostkowski vs Marshall, East Carolina 4 S. Gostkowski vs Arkansas St. 4 Stephen Gostkowski vs TTU 4 Ryan White vs Arkansas State 4 Ryan White vs Cincinnati 4 Joe Allison vs Ole Miss 4 Rusty Bennett vs North Texas

1999 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2000 1998 1992 1977

MOST FIELD GOALS MADE (MIN. 4) 5 Ryan White vs UAB 4 Matt Reagan vs UAB 4 Matt Reagan vs UAB, Houston 4 S. Gostkowski vs Marshall 4 S. Gostkowski vs Arkansas St. 4 Ryan White vs Arkansas State 4 Ryan White vs Cincinnati 4 Joe Allison vs Ole Miss 4 Rusty Bennett vs North Texas

1999 2007 2006 2005 2004 2000 1998 1992 1977

LONGEST FIELD GOAL MADE 53 S. Gostkowski vs Marshall 52 Ryan White vs Cincinnati 52 Luis Tejeda vs Ole Miss 52 Don Glosson vs Florida State 51 S. Gostkowski vs East Carolina 51 Joe Allison vs Ole Miss 51 Joe Allison vs Arkansas 51 Joe Allison vs East Carolina 51 Don Glosson vs Georgia 51 Thomas Ingles vs Ole Miss

2005 1998 1994 1985 2005 1992 1992 1990 1984 1982

YEAR 1957 1960 1961 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

NAME Robert Lyles Jack Carter Jack Carter Billy Fletcher Billy Fletcher Billy Fletcher Larry Groce Wood Stevens Pete Weeks Pete Weeks Pete Weeks Neil Purdie Neil Purdie Hal McGeorge Bobby Williams Bobby Williams Bobby Williams Rusty Bennett Rusty Bennett Rusty Bennett Rusty Bennett Gregg Hauss Tomas Ingles Don Glosson Don Glosson Don Glosson John Butler John Butler John Butler John Butler Joe Allison Joe Allison Joe Allison Joe Allison Luis Tejeda Jimmy Keith Ted Lane Jim Cande Ryan White Ryan White Ryan White Ryan White S. Gostkowski S. Gostkowski S. Gostkowski S. Gostkowski Matt Reagan Matt Reagan Matt Reagan

ATT NA 3 2 NA NA NA NA NA NA 10 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 20 7 10 13 8 14 20 16 13 9 15 19 20 15 13 25 18 17 8 18 9 16 13 12 14 14 28 24 25 17 15 11

MADE 1 2 1 3 7 3 1 2 5 5 2 6 4 9 9 5 3 13 4 5 8 5 7 14 15 5 7 11 14 16 10 6 23 12 13 5 12 6 16 19 18 8 9 19 20 22 12 22 8

LG NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 34 37 36 9 45 38 49 46 37 51 50 50 51 46 47 44 48 52 43 51 47 52 44 45 42 52 47 47 45 50 45 49 53 42 38 44

SINGLE SEASON MOST PATS MADE 48 Stephen Gostkowski 44 Stephen Gostkowski 42 John Cobb 38 Jack Carter 37 Pete Weeks 36 Ryan White 35 Matt Reagan 35 Stephen Gostkowski 32 Stephen Gostkowski 32 Joe Allison 32 Hal McGeorge

2004 2003 1949 1961 1969 2001 2007 2005 2002 1992 1973

MOST PATS ATTEMPTED 49 Stephen Gostkowski 44 Stephen Gostkowski 43 Jack Carter 42 Pete Weeks 38 Matt Reagan 37 Stephen Gostkowski 36 Ryan White 36 Jack Carter 35 Stephen Gostkowski 33 Hal McGeorge 32 Matt Reagan 32 Joe Allison 32 Pete Weeks

2004 2003 1961 1969 2007 2002 2001 1960 2005 1973 2008 1992 1968

HIGHEST PAT PERCENTAGE 1.000 Stephen Gostkowski (44X44) 1.000 Ryan White (36X36) 1.000 Stephen Gostkowski (35X35) 1.000 Ryan White (18X18) 1.000 Ryan White (25X25) 1.000 Ryan White (22X22)

2003 2001 2005 2000 1999 1998


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1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000

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Joe Allison (30X30) Joe Allison (32X32) Joe Allison (25X25) Don Glosson (29X29) John Butler (18X18)

1993 1992 1991 1983 1989

MOST CONSECUTIVE PATS MADE 101 Ryan White 90 Joe Allison 88 Stephen Gostkowski 47 Stephen Gostkowski 33 Don Glosson 32 Jack Carter 29 Matt Reagan 28 Joe Allison 27 Matt Reagan 23 John Butler

1998-01 1991-93 2002-04 2004-05 1984 1961 2006-07 1990 2007-08 1987

MOST FIELD GOALS MADE 23 Joe Allison 22 Stephen Gostkowski 20 Stephen Gostkowski 19 Stephen Gostkowski 16 Ryan White 16 John Butler 15 Matt Reagan 15 Don Glosson 14 John Butler 14 Don Glosson

1992 2005 2004 2003 1998 1989 2007 1984 1988 1983

MOST FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED 29 Stephen Gostkowski 25 Stephen Gostkowski 25 Joe Allison 24 Stephen Gostkowski 22 Matt Reagan 20 John Butler 20 Don Glosson 20 Rusty Bennett 19 John Butler

2003 2005 1992 2004 2007 1989 1983 1977 1988

HIGHEST FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE 1.000 Ryan White (16X16) .920 Joe Allison (23X25)

1998 1992

MOST CONSECUTIVE FIELD GOALS MADE 16 Ryan White 15 Don Glosson 13 Stephen Gostkowski 13 Joe Allison

1998 1984 2005 1992

MOST POINTS KICKING 108 Stephen Gostkowski 101 Stephen Gostkowski 101 Stephen Gostkowski 101 Joe Allison 80 Matt Reagan 71 Don Glosson 70 Ryan White 66 Joe Allison 66 John Butler 63 Don Glosson 61 Matt Reagan 60 Ryan White 59 Stephen Gostkowski

2004 2005 2003 1992 2007 1983 1998 1993 1989 1984 2006 2001 2002

CAREER 2002-05 1990-93 1998-01 1986-89 20061983-85 2002-05 1990-93 1998-01 20061967-69 1959-61 1986-89

MOST PATS ATTEMPTED 165 Stephen Gostkowski 112 Joe Allison 101 Ryan White 96 Matt Reagan 92 Jack Carter 91 Pete Weeks 74 John Butler

2002-05 1990-93 1998-01 20061959-61 1967-69 1986-89

MOST FIELD GOALS MADE 70 Stephen Gostkowski 51 Joe Allison 49 Ryan White 48 John Butler 35 Matt Reagan 34 Don Glosson 30 Rusty Bennett

2002-05 1990-93 1998-01 1986-89 20061983-85 1977-80

MOST FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED 92 Stephen Gostkowski 71 Joe Allison 67 Ryan White 63 John Butler 51 Don Glosson 50 Matt Reagan 50 Rusty Bennett

2002-05 1990-93 1998-01 1986-89 1983-85 20061977-80

HIGHEST FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE 76.2 John Butler (48X63) 76.1 Stephen Gostkowski (70X92) 73.1 Ryan White (49X67) 71.8 Joe Allison (51X71) 70.0 Matt Reagan (35 X 50) 66.7 Don Glosson (34X51)

1986-89 2002-05 1998-01 1990-93 20061983-85

MOST FIELD GOALS MADE 23 1992 22 2005 20 2004 19 2003 17 2007 15 2006 15 1994 15 1984 14 2008 14 1988 14 1983 FEWEST FIELD GOALS MADE 0 1958 MOST FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED 28 2003 25 2007 25 2005 25 1992 24 2004 22 2006 21 1994 20 1983 20 1977 19 2008 19 1995 19 1988 FEWEST FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED 8 1978 8 1968

TEAM KICKING RECORDS

KICKOFF RETURNS

SINGLE GAME

SINGLE GAME

MOST EXTRA POINTS 9 vs Louisville 8 vs Chattanooga 8 vs Tulane 7 vs SMU 7 vs Chattanooga, Tulane 7 vs Houston 7 vs Virginia Tech 7 vs Wichita State, Cincinnati 7 vs Louisville MOST FIELD GOALS MADE 5 vs UAB 4 vs UAB 4 vs Marshall 4 vs Arkansas State 4 vs Cincinnati 4 vs Ole Miss 4 vs North Texas State 3 20 times; last vs Arkansas St., 2008 MOST FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED 6 vs UAB 6 vs North Texas State 4 vs Rice, UAB 4 vs Chattanooga, UAB, Houston 4 vs East Carolina, Marshall 4 vs Arkansas State 4 vs Tennessee Tech 4 vs Arkansas 4 vs Ole Miss 4 vs North Texas State

1969 2005 1992 2007 2004 2001 1973 1972 1962 1999 2007 2005 2004 1998 1992 1976

KICKOFF RETURNS 8 Michael Grandberry vs UCF, FAU 8 Antoine Harden vs Tennessee 7 Michael Grandberry vs Rice 7 Michael Grandberry vs ASU, SMU 7 Chris Kelley vs Cincinnati 6 D.A. Griffin vs USF 6 Michael Grandberry vs Southern Miss 6 Michael Grandberry vs UCF 6 LaKendus Cole vs Louisville 6 DeAngelo Williams vs Cincinnati 6 Charles Wilson vs Southern Miss 6 Gerald White vs Mississippi State 6 Edwin Lovelady vs Army 6 Donnie Elder vs Ole Miss 6 Stan Davis vs Tennessee

2007 2001 2008 2007 2004 2008 2007 2006 2004 2002 1988 1986 1985 1982 1969

1999 1976 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1994 1992 1977

MOST CONSECUTIVE FIELD GOALS MADE 16 1998-99 16 1983-1984 13 2005 11 1992

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MOST PATS MADE 159 Stephen Gostkowski 110 Joe Allison 101 Ryan White 91 Matt Reagan 78 Pete Weeks 77 Jack Carter 70 John Butler

1998-01 1990-93 2002-05 1972-73 1983-85 1977-80

RECORDS

MOST POINTS KICKING 369 S. Gostkowski (159 PAT/70 FG) 263 Joe Allison (110 PAT/51 FG) 248 Ryan White (101 PAT/49 FG) 214 John Butler (70 PAT/48 FG) 196 Matt Reagan (91 PAT/35 FG) 168 Don Glosson (66 PAT/34 FG)

HIGHEST PAT PERCENTAGE 1.000 Ryan White (101X101) 98.2 Joe Allison (110X112) 96.4 S. Gostkowski (159X165) 96.2 Hal McGeorge (51x53) 95.7 Don Glosson (66X69) 95.6 Rusty Bennett (65X68)

SINGLE SEASON MOST EXTRA POINTS 48 2004 44 2003 41 2008 40 1961 39 1969 37 2007 36 2005 36 2001 34 1960

Michael Grandberry holds the school record for 100-yard kick-off return games with nine.


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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL MOST KICKOFF RETURN YARDS 168 Michael Grandberry vs Southern Miss 167 Jerry Harris vs Southern Miss 163 Xavier Crawford vs Missouri 160 Michael Grandberry vs UCF 160 Antoine Harden vs Tennessee 157 P.T. Jones vs Tulane 153 Michael Grandberry vs Florida Atlantic 152 DeAngelo Williams vs Cincinnati 152 Mac Cody vs Cincinnati 152 Charles Wilson vs Tulane 146 Dornell Harris vs Drake 145 Michael Grandberry vs SMU 145 Chris Kelley vs Cincinnati 141 Keith Cobb vs East Carolina 141 Nick Pappas vs Houston 140 Keith Cobb vs Southern Miss

2007 1983 1991 2007 2001 1997 2007 2002 1993 1988 1972 2007 2004 1996 1967 1998

HIGHEST KICKOFF RETURN AVERAGE (MIN. 3 RETURNS) 41.8 Jerry Harris vs Southern Miss (4-167) 38.0 Charles Wilson vs Tulane (4-152) 35.3 Nick Pappas vs Houston (4-141) 32.6 Xavier Crawford vs Missouri (5-163) 32.3 Joseph Doss vs Akron (3-97) 31.4 P.T. Jones vs Tulane (5-157) 31.3 Michael Grandberry vs USM (3-94) 31.0 Michael Grandberry vs Tulane (4-124) 30.4 Mac Cody vs Cincinnati (5-152)

1983 1988 1967 1991 2005 1997 2006 2007 1993

MOST KICKOFF RETURN TDS 1 Kevin Cobb vs Tennessee 1 Mac Cody vs Cincinnati 1 Charles Wilson vs Tulane 1 Jerry Harris vs Southern Miss

1996 1993 1988 1983

124

RECORDS

YEAR-BY-YEAR KICKOFF RETURN LEADERS YEAR 1956 1957 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

NAME Andy Nelson Bob Schmidt Nick Bouni Nick Bouni Russell Vollmer Russell Vollmer Russell Vollmer Billy Fletcher Bob Baxter Bob Baxter Nick Pappas Jay McCoy Stan Davis Gerald Tinker Dornell Harris Dornell Harris Bobby Ward Bobby Ward Terdell Middleton Ricky Rivas Keith Wright Eddie Hill Richard Williams Derrick Burroughs Derrick Crawford Derrick Crawford Derrick Crawford Jerry Harris Jerry Harris Sammy Seals William Arnold Charles Wilson Reginald Jones William Arnold Xavier Crawford John Martin Mac Cody Brian Davis Kevin Cobb Damien Dodson Kevin Cobb Keith Cobb Ken Coutain Ryan Johnson Antoine Harden Antoine Harden DeAngelo Williams LaKendus Cole Joe Doss Michael Grandberry Michael Grandberry Michael Grandberry

NO 8 7 4 8 10 10 9 16 14 19 17 6 14 17 14 17 14 16 11 21 17 20 17 12 22 7 12 20 15 21 24 30 28 23 10 9 13 16 11 19 16 19 11 12 25 26 13 15 19 21 59 31

YD 183 149 166 159 280 302 290 389 303 449 527 215 361 363 294 404 404 438 231 406 345 367 348 246 467 157 247 446 369 523 555 735 622 485 275 272 429 416 222 362 342 432 184 219 533 504 299 261 423 517 1286 575

TD 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 1 1 1 1 1

Charles Greenhill vs Cincinnati Terdell Middleton vs North Texas Stan Davis vs Cincinnati Nick Pappas vs Ole Miss Billy Fletcher vs Houston Billy Russell vs Tennessee Tech

1983 1975 1972 1967 1963 1954

LONGEST KICKOFF RETURN 98 Jerry Harris vs Southern Miss 97 Charles Wilson vs Tulane 96 Terdell Middleton vs North Texas 95 Kevin Cobb vs Tennessee 95 Frank Mawyer vs Chattanooga 94 Stan Davis vs Cincinnati 93 Nick Pappas vs Ole Miss 93 Preston Watts vs Troy State

1983 1988 1975 1996 1950 1972 1967 1940

SINGLE SEASON MOST KICKOFF RETURNS 59 Michael Grandberry 31 Michael Grandberry 30 Charles Wilson 28 Reginald Jones 26 Antoine Harden 25 Antoine Harden 24 William Arnold 23 William Arnold 22 Derrick Crawford

2007 2008 1988 1989 2002 2001 1987 1990 1981

MOST KICKOFF RETURN YARDS 1,286 Michael Grandberry 735 Charles Wilson 622 Reginald Jones 575 Michael Grandberry 555 William Arnold 553 Antoine Harden 527 Nick Pappas 523 Sammy Seals

2007 1988 1989 2008 1987 2001 1967 1986

HIGHEST KICKOFF RETURN AVERAGE 33.0 Mac Cody 31.0 Nick Pappas 30.2 John Martin 28.9 Bobby Ward 27.5 Xavier Crawford 27.4 Bobby Ward

1993 1967 1992 1973 1991 1974

MOST KICKOFF RETURN TDS 1 Kevin Cobb vs Tennessee 1 Mac Cody vs Cincinnati 1 Charles Wilson vs Tulane 1 Jerry Harris vs Southern Miss 1 Charles Greenhill vs Cincinnati 1 Terdell Middleton vs North Texas 1 Stan Davis vs Cincinnati 1 Nick Pappas vs Ole Miss 1 Billy Fletcher vs Houston 1 Billy Russell vs Tennessee Tech

1996 1993 1988 1983 1983 1975 1972 1967 1963 1954

CAREER KICKOFF RETURNS 112 Michael Grandberry 55 William Arnold 53 Antoine Harden 47 Jerry Harris 45 Derrick Crawford 40 Dornell Harris 39 Kevin Cobb 36 Keith Wright

2005-08 1987-90 2000-02 1983-86 1980-83 1971-73 1994-97 1974-77

MOST KICKOFF RETURN YARDS 2,401 Michael Grandberry 1,202 William Arnold 1,165 Jerry Harris 1,085 Antoine Harden 957 Derrick Crawford 900 Russ Vollmer 868 Dornell Harris 837 Kevin Cobb

2005-08 1987-90 1983-86 2000-02 1980-83 1960-63 1971-73 1994-97

HIGHEST KICKOFF RETURN AVERAGE 30.0 Russ Vollmer 28.1 Bobby Ward 27.7 Nick Bouni 26.8 Stan Davis 25.5 Brian Davis 25.3 Quitman Spaulding 24.8 Jerry Harris

1960-63 1973-74 1956-59 1969-71 1994-95 1993-95 1983-86

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CAREER KICKOFF RETURN LEADERS NAME Michael Grandberry William Arnold Jerry Harris Antoine Harden Russ Vollmer Dornell Harris Bobby Ward Kevin Cobb DeAngelo Williams Bob Baxter Keith Wright Charles Wilson Stan Davis John Martin Brian Davis Nick Pappas P.T. Jones Sammy Seals Keith Cobb Joseph Doss (min. 20 returns)

YRS. 2005-08 1987-90 1983-86 2000-02 1960-63 1971-73 1973-74 1994-97 2002-05 1965-67 1974-77 1986-88 1969-71 1993-94 1993-95 1966-67 1997-98 1985-87 1995-98 2004-07

NO. 112 55 47 53 29 40 30 39 37 33 36 30 26 25 24 22 23 21 25 23

YDS. 2,401 1,202 1,165 1,085 900 868 842 837 824 752 738 735 697 647 612 594 532 523 522 476

MOST KICKOFF RETURN TDS 1 Kevin Cobb vs Tennessee 1 Mac Cody vs Cincinnati 1 Charles Wilson vs Tulane 1 Jerry Harris vs Southern Miss 1 Charles Greenhill vs Cincinnati 1 Terdell Middleton vs North Texas 1 Stan Davis vs Cincinnati 1 Nick Pappas vs Ole Miss 1 Billy Fletcher vs Houston 1 Billy Russell vs Tennessee Tech

AVG. 21.4 21.8 24.8 20.5 30.0 21.7 28.1 21.2 22.3 22.8 20.5 24.5 26.8 25.9 25.5 27.0 23.1 24.9 20.8 20.6

1996 1993 1988 1983 1983 1975 1972 1967 1963 1954

TEAM KICKOFF RETURN RECORDS SINGLE GAME MOST KICKOFF RETURNS 9 vs UCF 9 vs Louisville 9 vs Cincinnati 9 vs Tennessee 8 vs Rice, USF 8 vs East Carolina, Florida Atlantic 8 vs Florida State 8 vs Ole Miss 8 vs Ole Miss 8 vs Louisville, Ole Miss

2007 2004 2002 2001 2008 2007 1987 1980 1971 1970

MOST KICKOFF RETURN YARDS 214 vs UCF 196 vs Cincinnati 186 vs East Carolina 186 vs Southern Miss 169 vs Florida State 168 vs Southern Miss 168 vs Tennessee 168 vs Houston 168 vs Tulane 167 vs UCF 167 vs Cincinnati

2007 2002 2007 1983 1979 2007 2001 1967 1988 2006 1972

FEWEST KICKOFF RETURN YARDS 0 vs several opponents; last vs Nicholls St., 2008

SINGLE SEASON MOST KICKOFF RETURNS 69 2007 57 2008 57 1986 50 1998 48 2002 47 2006 47 2001 46 2004 45 1988 42 1978 FEWEST KICKOFF RETURNS 17 1962


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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL

MOST KICKOFF RETURN YARDS 1,525 2007 1,111 1986 1,071 1993 1,069 2008 1,025 1998 993 2006 964 2002 954 1988 887 1972 885 2001 877 1995 FEWEST KICKOFF RETURN YARDS 388 1960

100-YARD KICK RETURN GAMES

D.A. GRIFFIN (1) 107 vs USF

2008

ANTOINE HARDEN (1) 160 vs Tennessee

2001

DORNELL HARRIS (1) 146 vs Drake

1972

EDDIE HILL (1) 107 vs Wichita State

1978

P.T. JONES (1) 157 vs Tulane

1997

REGINALD JONES (1) 111 vs Florida

1989

CHRIS KELLEY (1) 145 vs Cincinnati

2004

MICHAEL GRANDBERRY (9) 168 vs Southern Miss 160 vs UCF 153 vs Florida Atlantic 145 vs SMU 138 vs UCF 124 vs Tulane 121 vs Rice 118 vs UTEP 111 vs Arkansas State

2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2007 2008 2006 2007

JOHN MARTIN (1) 108 vs Tennessee

1992

SEAN MCCANN (1) 111 vs Mississippi State

1979

SAMMY SEALS (1) 125 vs Tennessee

1986

KEITH COBB (3) 141 vs East Carolina 140 vs Southern Miss 136 vs Tulane

RUSSELL VOLLMER (1) 108 vs Mississippi State

1963

1998 1998 1998

BOBBY WARD (1) 111 vs Houston

1973

GERALD WHITE (1) 108 vs Mississippi State

1986

DEANGELO WILLIAMS (1) 152 vs Cincinnati

2002

RICHARD WILLIAMS (3) 133 vs Florida State 129 vs Ole Miss 104 vs Ole Miss

1979 1980 1979

CHARLES WILSON (3) 152 vs Tulane 130 vs Southern Miss 104 vs Tulsa

1988 1988 1988

BOB BAXTER (2) 108 vs Ole Miss 100 vs Southern Miss

1965 1965

MAC CODY (2) 152 vs Cincinnati 114 vs Ole Miss

1993 1992

JERRY HARRIS (2) 167 vs Southern Miss 121 vs Alabama

1983 1985

DAVID BERRONG (1) 133 vs Wichita State

1968

KEVIN COBB (1) 131 vs Tennessee

1996

LAKENDUS COLE (1) 118 vs Louisville

2004

RUSSELL COPELAND (1) 108 vs Florida State

1989

DERRICK CRAWFORD (1) 111 vs Southern Miss

1981

XAVIER CRAWFORD (1) 163 vs Missouri

1997

BRIAN DAVIS (1) 115 vs Mississippi State

1995

STAN DAVIS (1) 138 vs Tennessee

1969

JOSEPH DOSS (1) 110 vs UTEP

2005

TOMMY ELRED (1) 147 vs Southern Miss

1964

BILLY FLETCHER (1) 107 vs Ole Miss

1964

PUNT RETURNS SINGLE GAME MOST PUNT RETURNS 10 Ryan Roskelly vs Tulsa 7 Darron White vs Chattanooga 6 Ryan Johnson vs UAB 6 Damien Dodson vs Houston 6 Russell Copeland vs Cincinnati 6 Jerry Harris vs Mississippi State 6 Keith Wright vs North Texas St. 6 Stan Davis vs Tennessee 6 Bob Baxter vs Ole Miss

1994 2004 2001 1997 1992 1985 1974 1969 1965

MOST PUNT RETURN YARDS 194 Ryan Roskelly vs Tulsa 133 David Berrong vs Wichita State 120 Keith Wright vs N. Texas State 94 Damien Dodson vs Houston 94 Keith Wright vs Louisville 94 Frank Mawyer vs. Chattanooga 92 Darron White vs Tulane 92 Ryan Johnson vs Cincinnati 92 Stan Davis vs Southern Miss 92 Bob Baxter vs Ole Miss

1994 1968 1974 1997 1975 1950 2004 2000 1972 1967

HIGHEST PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 33.3 David Berrong vs Wichita State 30.7 Bob Baxter vs Ole Miss 30.6 Ryan Johnson vs Cincinnati 30.0 Keith Wright vs North Texas 21.8 Bobby Ward vs Ole Miss 19.4 Ryan Roskelly vs Tulsa 18.4 Darron White vs Tulane 17.0 Darron White vs Houston 15.7 Damien Dodson vs Houston

1968 1967 2000 1974 1973 1994 2004 2004 1997

MOST PUNT RETURN TDS 1 Darron White vs Tulane 1 Keith Cobb vs Southwestern La. 1 Ryan Roskelly vs Tulsa 1 Judson Flint vs Ole Miss 1 Judson Flint vs Louisville 1 Keith Wright vs Louisville 1 Keith Wright vs Wichita State 1 Keith Wright vs Louisville 1 Keith Wright vs North Texas 1 Steve Jaggard vs Tulsa

2004 1995 1994 1978 1978 1976 1976 1975 1974 1968

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NAME Ryan Roskelly vs Tulsa, 1994 David Berrong vs Wichita St., 1968 Keith Wright vs North Texas, 1974 Keith Wright vs Louisville, 1975 Damien Dodson vs Houston, 1997 Frank Mawyer vs Chattanooga, 1950 Darron White vs Tulane, 2004 Ryan Johnson vs Cincinnati, 2000 Bob Baxter vs Ole Miss, 1967 Stan Davis vs Southern Miss, 1972 Russ Vollmer vs Ole Miss, 1962 Jerry Craine vs Tennessee, 1986 Bobby Ward vs Ole Miss, 1973 Russell Copeland vs Cincinnati, 1992 Ricky Rivas vs Wichita State, 1975 Jack Carter vs Chattanooga, 1961 Darron White vs Chattanooga, 2004 Keith Wright vs Ole Miss, 1976 James Thompson vs Tulsa, 1972 James Thompson vs Cincinnati, 1972 Steve Cacciola vs Florida State, 1974 Judson Flint vs Ole Miss, 1978 Judson Flint vs Louisville, 1978 Ryan Roskelly vs Southwestern La., 1995 Bob Sherlag vs Wake Forest, 1964 Keith Wright vs Louisville, 1976 Bob Baxter vs Southern Miss, 1967 Keith Wright vs North Texas, 1977 Russ Vollmer vs Tennessee Tech, 1962 Darron White vs Ole Miss, 2004 Mac Cody vs Southern Miss, 1993 Ryan Roskelly vs Ole Miss, 1994 Jerry Craine vs Southern Miss 1986 Jerry Todd vs Utah State, 1969 Tommy Elred vs North Texas, 1965 Earnest Williams vs UCF, 2007 Olie Cordill vs McNeese State, 1964 David Berrong vs North Texas, 1969 Keith Wright vs Utah State, 1977 Russ Vollmer vs Detroit, 1962 Darron White vs Houston, 2004 Ryan Johnson vs Tennessee, 2000 Sammy Seals vs Arkansas State, 1987 Russell Copeland vs Louisville, 1992 Bob Baxter vs Ole Miss Bob Sherlag vs Wake Forest Russell Vollmer vs Ole Miss 9 blocked punts for TDs

LONGEST PUNT RETURN 97 Keith Wright vs North Texas 94 Keith Wright vs Louisville 94 Frank Mawyer vs Chattanooga 88 Russ Vollmer vs Ole Miss 86 Ricky Rivas vs Wichita State 86 Jack Carter vs Chattanooga

1967 1964 1962

1974 1975 1950 1962 1975 1961

SINGLE SEASON MOST PUNT RETURNS 40 Ryan Roskelly 37 Ryan Johnson 37 Russell Copeland 36 Darron White 36 Ryan Johnson 32 Brandon McDonald 32 Darron White 31 Charlie Babb 30 Ryan Roskelly 27 Cole Hoppe 27 Jerry Harris 25 Tripp Higgins

1994 2000 1992 2002 2001 2005 2004 1971 1995 2003 1985 1999

MOST PUNT RETURN YARDS 468 Ryan Roskelly 389 Ryan Johnson 376 Ryan Johnson 351 Russell Copeland 347 Darron White 308 Bob Baxter 301 Darron White 254 David Berrong 252 Ryan Roskelly 240 James Thompson 239 Jack Carter

1994 2000 2001 1992 2004 1967 2002 1968 1995 1972 1961

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1967 1967 1967

YDS 194 133 120 94 94 94 92 92 92 92 88 87 87 86 86 86 78 78 78 78 78 77 75 73 72 69 68 68 66 62 60 60 57 56 55 54 54 54 53 53 51 50 50 50

RECORDS

NICK PAPPAS (3) 141 vs Houston 129 vs Ole Miss 116 vs Utah State

TOP PUNT RETURN PERFORMANCES


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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL HIGHEST PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 34.1 Jack Carter 27.8 Keith Wright 20.4 Frank Talerico 20.4 Russ Vollmer 18.9 Andy Nelson

1961 1975 1956 1962 1956

MOST PUNT RETURN TDS 2 Judson Flint 2 Keith Wright 1 18 players tied with one

1978 1976

CAREER MOST PUNT RETURNS 76 Ryan Johnson 70 Ryan Roskelly 68 Darron White 57 Keith Wright 48 Anthony Parker 47 Jerry Harris 46 Brandon McDonald 41 Charlie Babb 40 Bob Baxter

1999-01 1994-95 2001-04 1974-77 1979-82 1983-86 2005-06 1969-71 1965-67

MOST PUNT RETURN YARDS 816 Keith Wright 784 Ryan Johnson 720 Ryan Roskelly 648 Darron White 450 Bob Baxter 376 David Berrong

1974-77 1999-01 1994-95 2001-04 1965-67 1967-69

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YEAR-BY-YEAR PUNT RETURN LEADERS YEAR 1956 1957 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

NAME Andy Nelson Frank Talerico Nick Bouni Nick Bouni Jack Carter Russell Vollmer Ollie Cordill Ollie Cordill Tommy Elred Bob Baxter Bob Baxter David Berrong David Berrong Charlie Babb Charlie Babb James Thompson Bobby Ward Keith Wright Keith Wright Keith Wright Keith Wright Judson Flint Anthony Parker Anthony Parker Anthony Parker Enis Jackson Derrick Crawford Jerry Harris Jerry Harris Jerry Craine Sammy Seals Mike Nettles Glenn Rogers, Jr. Glenn Rogers, Jr. Cliff Robinson Russell Copeland John Martin Ryan Roskelly Ryan Roskelly Chancy Carr Damien Dodson Damien Dodson Tripp Higgins Ryan Johnson Ryan Johnson Darron White Cole Hoppe Darron White Brandon McDonald Brandon McDonald Earnest Williams D.A. Griffin

NO 10 5 5 3 7 11 6 7 15 21 19 19 14 10 31 19 15 13 7 16 21 19 12 15 17 10 6 19 27 14 13 13 7 16 23 37 17 40 30 23 18 12 25 37 36 36 27 32 32 14 13 23

YDS TDS 189 0 57 0 73 0 76 0 239 1 224 0 51 0 87 0 149 0 142 0 308 1 254 0 122 0 55 0 180 0 240 0 124 0 218 1 169 1 228 2 201 0 211 2 79 0 53 0 126 0 53 0 59 0 129 0 180 0 160 0 67 0 59 0 69 0 109 0 116 0 351 0 152 0 468 1 252 0 117 0 218 0 56 0 141 0 389 0 376 0 301 0 211 0 347 1 153 0 152 0 117 0 190 0

361 354 314

Jack Carter Russell Copeland Jerry Harris

HIGHEST PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 20.1 Jack Carter 14.3 Keith Wright 14.3 Russ Vollmer 11.9 James Thompson 11.4 David Berrong 10.3 Ryan Roskelly MOST PUNT RETURN TDS 4 Keith Wright 2 Judson Flint 1 18 players tied with one

1959-61 1989-92 1983-86 1959-61 1974-77 1960-63 1972-74 1967-69 1994-95 1974-77 1978-79

TEAM PUNT RETURN RECORDS SINGLE GAME MOST PUNT RETURNS 10 vs Tulsa 9 vs Mississippi State 8 vs Quantico 7 vs Chattanooga 7 vs Tennessee Tech 6 vs several opp.; last vs. Mississippi St.

1994 1985 1966 2004 1962 2002

MOST PUNT RETURN YARDS 194 vs Tulsa 133 vs Tulsa 133 vs Wichita State 120 vs North Texas State 97 vs Cincinnati 92 vs Tulane 92 vs Cincinnati 92 vs Ole Miss 92 vs Southern Miss

1994 1968 1968 1974 1972 2004 2000 1967 1972

FEWEST PUNT RETURN YARDS -8 vs Tulane

2003

MOST PUNT RETURN TDS 3 vs Tulsa (two on blocked punts) 1 19 times

SINGLE SEASON MOST PUNT RETURNS 47 1994 44 2002 39 2000 38 1971 36 2001 35 1995 35 1993 33 2004 32 2005 29 2008 27 1983 27 1964 FEWEST PUNT RETURNS 13 1998 MOST PUNT RETURN YARDS 514 1994 468 1992 408 1961 385 1972 381 1968 FEWEST PUNT RETURN YARDS 54 1980 MOST PUNT RETURN TDS 3 1968 2 1978 2 1976 2 1974

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CAREER PUNT RETURN YARDAGE NAME Keith Wright Ryan Johnson Ryan Roskelly Darron White Bob Baxter David Berrong Jack Carter Russell Copeland Jerry Harris Brandon McDonald Damien Dodson Anthony Parker Anthony Carter James Thompson Russell Vollmer Charlie Babb Tommy Elred Judson Flint Frank Talerico

YRS. 1974-77 1999-01 1994-95 2001-04 1965-67 1967-69 1959-61 1989-92 1983-86 2005-06 1996-99 1979-82 1979-82 1972-74 1960-63 1969-71 1964-66 1977-78 1956-57

NO. 57 76 70 68 40 33 18 38 47 46 35 48 12 22 17 41 23 19 12

YDS. 816 784 720 648 450 376 361 354 314 305 295 290 272 269 258 235 224 211 200

AVG. 14.3 10.3 10.3 9.5 11.3 11.4 20.1 9.5 6.7 6.6 8.4 6.0 22.6 12.2 15.2 5.7 9.7 11.1 16.6

DEFENSE SINGLE GAME

1968

MOST SOLO TACKLES 19 Pete Scatamacchia vs Louisville 16 Alex Dees vs Southern Miss 15 Dave Pawlik vs San Jose State 14 Todd Ondra vs Louisville 14 Wilson Neely vs Mississippi St. 12 Glenn Sumter vs Southern Miss

1979 1968 1971 1978 1986 2001

MOST ASSISTED TACKLES 19 Art Brumit vs Utah State 13 Quinton McCrary vs Tennessee 13 Joe Rushing vs Utah State 13 Damon Young vs Tulane 12 Todd Ondra vs Northeast La. 12 Todd Ondra vs Louisville

1967 2006 1967 1987 1979 1979

MOST TOTAL TACKLES 25 Pete Scatamacchia vs Louisville 21 Tommy James vs Utah State 21 Alex Dees vs Southern Miss 20 Kamal Shakir vs Army 20 John Allen vs Houston 20 Glenn Whittemore vs Southern Miss 20 Todd Ondra vs Texas A&M 20 Mike Kleimeyer vs Tennessee 18 Glenn Sumter vs East Carolina

1979 1970 1968 1999 1968 1973 1979 1981 2001

MOST QUARTERBACK SACKS 4 Clinton McDonald vs Arkansas St. 4 James Logan vs Arkansas St. 4 Marlon Brown vs Louisville 3 by eight different players

2008 1994 1987

MOST TACKLES FOR LOST YARDAGE 6 Tony Williams vs Tennessee 5 Marlon Brown vs Southern Miss 5 Rod Brown vs Arkansas 4 by 12 diff. players; last McDonald vs ASU

1996 1987 1993 2008

MOST FUMBLE RECOVERIES 3 Quinton McCrary vs UCF 3 Ricky Kale vs Southern Miss 2 Jake Kasser vs Ole Miss 2 Eric Taylor vs Arkansas State 2 Reginald Howard vs Ole Miss 2 Demorrio Shank vs Houston 2 Larry Frankenbach vs North Texas

2007 1970 2007 2003 1999 1998 1970

LONGEST FUMBLE RETURN 88 Freddie Barnett vs Arkansas State 84 Corey Irby vs Louisville 73 Glenn Sumter vs Mississippi St. 66 Idrees Bashir vs Tulane 64 Manny Santibanez vs USM 57 Ruben Melton vs. Cincinnati 54 Jeremy Stewart vs East Carolina

2007 1999 2001 2000 1997 1971 1998


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John Allen vs North Texas Idrees Bashir vs Tennessee Marcus West vs Murray State

1968 1999 2002

MOST PASS INTERCEPTIONS 3 Eddie Moore vs Tulane 3 Keith Simpson vs North Texas 3 Olie Cordill vs Mississippi St.

1988 1977 1965

MOST INTERCEPTION RETURN YARDS 100 Idrees Bashir vs Army 99 Robert Lyles vs Mississippi St. 95 Marty Hammock vs USM 95 Chris Hobbs vs Tennessee 93 Bob Sherlag vs Wake Forest 91 Bob Orians vs Southern Miss 90 Dominic Calloway vs E. Carolina 90 Preston Watts vs MTSU

2000 1958 1973 1991 1964 1977 1993 1941

LONGEST INTERCEPTION RETURN 100 Idrees Bashir vs Army 99 Robert Lyles vs Mississippi St. 95 Marty Hammock vs Southern Miss 95 Chris Hobbs vs Tennessee 93 Bob Sherlag vs Wake Forest 91 Bob Orians vs Southern Miss 90 Dominic Calloway vs E. Carolina 90 Preston Watts vs MTSU

2000 1958 1973 1991 1964 1977 1993 1941

YEAR-BY-YEAR INTERCEPTION LEADERS YEAR 1956 1957 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977

1998

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

TDS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1971 1985 1977 2001 1999 1964 1980

MOST ASSISTED TACKLES 79 Todd Ondra 78 Michael Thomas 69 Jesse Allen 63 Danton Barto 61 Jerry Dandridge 61 John Allen

1979 1980 1994 1993 1975 1969

MOST TOTAL TACKLES 162 Michael Thomas 161 Dave Pawlik 152 Keith Butler 147 Todd Ondra 144 Danton Barto 144 Todd Ondra 143 Kamal Shakir 137 Glenn Sumter

1980 1971 1977 1980 1993 1979 1999 2001

MOST QUARTERBACK SACKS 13 Andre Arnold 11 Marquis Bowling 11 Marlon Brown 11 Cedric Wright 10 David Brandon 9 Tramont Lawless 9 Bryan Barnett

2000 1997 1987 1983 1986 1999 1994

MOST TACKLES FOR LOST YARDAGE 21 Marlon Brown (126 yds.) 20 Tony Williams (96 yds) 17 Tim Harris (83 yds.) 17 Eric Fairs (70 yds.) 16 Marquis Bowling (80 yds.) 16 Marcus Bell (61 yds.) 14 Tim Harris (60 yds.) 14 Marcus Bell (31 yds.) 13 Derrick Ballard (46 yds.) 13 Greg Harper (41 yds.)

1987 1996 1984 1984 1997 2000 1985 1999 2002 2001

MOST FUMBLE RECOVERIES 6 Quinton McCrary 5 Van Anderson 4 several tied at four MOST PASS INTERCEPTIONS 11 Jerry Todd 8 David Berrong 8 Steve Jaggard 7 Eddie Moore 6 Bill Brundzo

YEAR 1964 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

POS NG LB DE DE DE LB NG NG LB LB LB LB LB LB NG LB LB LB LB OLB LB LB LB LB LB LB LB LB LB LB DB LB LB LB LB LB DB LB LB LB LB DB LB DB

NAME Bob Finamore Joe Rushing Alex Dees Alex Dees Bobby Dees John Allen Dave Pawlik Joe Puzin Steve McCarty Jerry Dandridge Jerry Dandridge Keith Butler Keith Butler Michael Thomas Pete Scatamacchia Todd Ondra Mike Kleimeyer Johnnie Walker Eric Fairs Tim Harris Eric Fairs Octavian Sharp Damon Young Damon Young Scott Rumley Scott Rumley Danton Barto Danton Barto Danton Barto Jesse Allen Jerome Woods Richard Hogans Chris Reeves Kamal Shakir Kamal Shakir Kamal Shakir Glenn Sumter Derrick Ballard Will Hyden Tim Goodwell Tim Goodwell Brandon McDonald Jake Kasser Alton Starr

Walter Daggett Percy Nabors Glenn Sumter

TT 117 79 86 101 108 107 161 97 119 116 119 124 152 116 121 147 96 114 122 120 143 125 135 135 85 80 141 127 144 128 120 128 92 87 143 119 137 101 101 106 102 84 100 90

2007 1974

6 6 6

1971 1983 2001

1968 1969 1969 1988 1966

MOST INTERCEPTION YARDS 144 Percy Nabors 136 David Berrong 119 Glenn Rogers, Jr. 113 Keith Spann 104 Charlie Babb 100 Idrees Bashir

1983 1969 1988 1996 1971 2000

MOST BLOCKED KICKS 4 Ken Irvin 4 Marvin Chatman 3 Michael Stone 3 David Brandon

1992 1981 2000 1984

CAREER

Danton Barto (1990-93) is the school record holder in most solo tackles (273) and most total stops (473).

MOST SOLO TACKLES 273 Danton Barto 266 Eric Fairs 254 Kamal Shakir 240 Michael Thomas 226 Keith Butler 212 Jerry Dandridge 201 Tim Harris 201 Todd Ondra 200 Damon Young 200 Octavian Sharp 191 Richard Hogans 191 Derrick Ballard

1990-93 1982-85 1997-00 1977-80 1974-77 1972-75 1982-85 1978-80 1985-88 1984-86 1993-96 2001-03

MOST ASSISTED TACKLES 214 Michael Thomas 200 Danton Barto 171 Todd Ondra 169 Eric Fairs 168 Octavian Sharp 163 Wesley Smith 162 Kamal Shakir 158 Keith Butler

1977-80 1990-93 1978-80 1982-85 1984-86 2003-06 1997-00 1974-77

127

1999 2000 2001 2002

NO. YDS 3 34 3 99 4 2 4 28 4 45 6 24 5 99 4 25 11 79 8 136 8 59 5 34 6 34 3 26 4 45 3 34 3 55 4 1 4 91 4 78 2 13 4 25 3 19 3 4 4 40 6 144 3 3 3 37 3 72 3 9 7 51 4 23 5 87 3 46 4 89 4 90 3 60 6 110 5 113 2 21 2 10 2 7 2 7 2 29 2 6 3 54 5 76 6 61 3 83 3 15 3 40 4 72 3 75 4 83 3 33 3 38 2 0

MOST SOLO TACKLES 103 Dave Pawlik 96 Eric Fairs 92 Keith Butler 90 Glenn Sumter 87 Kamal Shakir 87 Bob Finamore 87 Todd Ondra

RECORDS

1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997

NAME John Lee Carlos Brooks Jim Addington Doug Woodlief Doug Woodlief Bill Brundzo Bill Brundzo David Berrong Jerry Todd David Berrong Steve Jaggard Ricky Kale Walter Daggett Tommy Carlsen Eric Harris Ed Taylor Eric Harris Eric Harris Bob Orians Keith Simpson Tony Graves Todd Ondra Terrie Sudduth George Stapleton Johnnie Walker Percy Nabors Donnie Elder Trell Hooper Mike Nettles Randall Cooper Eddie Moore Glenn Rogers, Jr. Glenn Rogers, Jr. Herb Kendall Danton Barto Dominic Calloway Barry Dillard Jerome Woods Keith Spann Kevin Cobb Mike McKenzie Jeremy Stewart Glenn Sumter Jeremy Stewart Keith Cobb Fred Powell Glenn Sumter Glenn Sumter O.C. Collins Derrick Ballard Wesley Smith Dustin Lopez Brandon McDonald Brandon McDonald Brandon Patterson LeRico Mathis Michael Grandberry

YEAR-BY-YEAR TACKLE LEADERS

SINGLE SEASON


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128

RECORDS

157 156 148 143 136 135

POS NG LB LB DE LB DE DE DE DE NG DT NG DE DT DT DT DT DE DE DE DE DE DE DE DE DE OLB DE LB DL DL DL

NAME SACKS/YDS Greg Montgomery 4-25 Michael Joe Cannon 4-18 Michael Joe Cannon 4-13 Cedric Wright 11-56 Eric Fairs 6.5-35 Tim Harris 5-30 David Brandon 10-49 Marlon Brown 11-77 Marlon Brown 4-20 Tony Manning 4-13 Lish Trice 3-16 Chris Hobbs 6-32 Kevin Jordan 6-27 Larry Cox 4-18 Pat Jansen 7-49 Charles King 8-44 Brian Barnett 9-53 Marvin Thomas 6-27 Marvin Thomas 6-38 Marquis Bowling 11-88 Marquis Bowling 5-36 Tramont Lawless 9-35 Andre Arnold 14-92 Tony Brown 7-36 Tony Brown 4-22 Treveco Lucas 4-11 Coot Terry 7-44 Marcus West 6-43 Carlton Baker 5-40 Greg Terrell 5-27 Clinton McDonald 4-22 Clinton McDonald 7-55

Damon Young Jerry Dandridge Jeremy Williams Tim Harris John Allen Mike Kleimeyer

1985-88 1972-75 1990-93 1982-85 1968-70 1979-82

MOST TOTAL TACKLES 473 Danton Barto 454 Michael Thomas 435 Eric Fairs 416 Kamal Shakir 384 Keith Butler 372 Todd Ondra 368 Octavian Sharp 368 Jerry Dandridge

1990-93 1977-80 1982-85 1997-00 1974-77 1978-80 1984-86 1972-75

MOST INTERCEPTIONS 17 David Berrong 16 Jerry Todd 13 Glenn Sumter 13 Eric Harris 12 Glenn Rogers Jr. 12 Bill Brundzo 12 Steve Jaggard 11 Keith Spann

1967-69 1967-69 1998-00 1973-76 1988-90 1965-67 1965-67 1993-96

MOST INTERCEPTION RETURN YARDAGE 267 Keith Spann (11) 229 Glenn Rogers Jr. (9) 216 Charlie Babb (9) 196 David Berrong (17) 188 Mike Nettles (8) 184 Jerry Todd (16) 176 Percy Nabors (8) 158 Brandon McDonald (7) 148 Bob Sherlag (7) 144 Glenn Sumter (13) 137 Steve Jaggard (12) 128 Eric Harris (10)

1993-96 1988-90 1969-71 1967-69 1985-88 1967-69 1981-83 2005-06 1963-65 1998-00 1965-67 1973-76

MOST QUARTERBACK SACKS 21 Tramont Lawless 20 Marquis Bowling 19 Marlon Brown 18 Tim Harris 17 Tony Brown 17 Marvin Thomas 17 Andre Arnold 15 Brian Barnett 14 James Logan 14 Charles King 14 Chris Hobbs 14 Cedric Wright

1996-99 1995-98 1985-88 1982-85 1999-02 1983-86 1998-00 1992-95 1993-94 1991-93 1989-92 1980-83

MOST TACKLES FOR LOST YARDAGE 49 Tim Harris (251 yds.) 42 Tony Brown (138 yds.) 36 Marlon Brown (192 yds.) 35 Tony Williams (119 yds.) 34 Marcus Bell (107 yds.) 32 Eric Fairs (118 yds.) 32 Marvin Thomas (100 yds.) 31 Derrick Ballard (112 yds.) 30 Kamal Shakir (131 yds.) 29 Greg Harper (110 yds.)

1982-85 1999-02 1985-88 1993-96 1997-00 1982-85 1983-86 2000-03 1997-00 2000-03

TEAM DEFENSIVE RECORDS GAME AND SEASON FEWEST RUSHES ALLOWED Game 15 by North Texas Season 322

1965 1962

MOST RUSHES ALLOWED Game 82 by Houston Season 603

1968 1980

FEWEST RUSHING YARDS ALLOWED Game -4 by Ole Miss Season 758

1993 1962

MOST RUSHING YARDS ALLOWED Game 523 by Texas A&M Season 2632

1978 2007

FEWEST PASS COMPLETIONS ALLOWED Game 1 three times (last vs Southern Miss, 1976) Season 48

1957

MOST PASS COMPLETIONS ALLOWED Game 36 by East Carolina Season 262

1994 2007

FEWEST PASSING YARDS ALLOWED Game 5 by Southern Miss Season 566

1976 1962

MOST PASSING YARDS ALLOWED Game 508 by Florida State Season 3358

1969 2005

FEWEST TOTAL YARDS ALLOWED Game 87 by Texas-Arlington 87 by Tennessee Tech Season 1324

1962 1962 1962

MOST TOTAL YARDS ALLOWED Game 641 by East Carolina Season 5739

2007 2007

MOST POINTS ALLOWED Game 92 by Ole Miss Season 419

1935 2007

MOST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS ALLOWED Game 7 by UCF Season 27

2007 1978

FEWEST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS ALLOWED Season 2

1961

MOST TOUCHDOWN PASSES ALLOWED Game 6 by Florida State Season 29

1969 2004

FEWEST TOUCHDOWN PASSES ALLOWED Season 1

1962

MOST TOTAL TOUCHDOWNS ALLOWED Season 56

2007

FEWEST TOTAL TOUCHDOWNS ALLOWED Season 7

1963

MOST INTERCEPTIONS Game 6 vs East Carolina 6 vs Tulsa Season 29

1993 1972 1968

FEWEST INTERCEPTIONS ALLOWED Season 7

1978

MOST FUMBLE RECOVERIES Game 6 vs North Texas Season 26 FEWEST FUMBLE RECOVERIES Season 7

2 0 1968 1976 1993, 1987

MOST QUARTERBACK SACKS Game 7 vs Houston 7 vs East Carolina 7 vs East Carolina 7 vs Arkansas St.

2006 2003 1998 1994

MOST BLOCKED KICKS Game 4 vs Arkansas Season 8

1992 1999

MOST TACKLES FOR LOST YARDAGE Game 16 vs Tennessee Season 90

1996 1999

MISCELLANEOUS SINGLE GAME MOST POINTS SCORED IN A QUARTER 35 vs Tulane (1st) 33 vs North Texas (3rd) 30 vs Cincinnati (4th) 28 vs Chattanooga (3rd) 28 vs Arkansas State (4th) 28 vs West Texas St. (4th) 26 vs Tulsa (2nd) 24 vs Arkansas State (4th) 24 vs Cincinnati (4th) 24 vs Wichita State (1st)

1992 1971 1983 2004 2004 1968 1968 1980 1969 1972

MOST POINTS SCORED IN A HALF 49 vs Tulane (1st) 41 vs Louisville (2nd) 38 vs Houston (1st) 38 vs Cincinnati (2nd) 35 vs Chattanooga (1st) 35 vs Chattanooga (2nd) 35 vs Arkansas State (2nd) 35 vs West Texas St. (2nd) 35 vs Wake Forest (2nd)

1992 1969 2003 1969 2005 2004 2003 1968 1967

MOST POINTS ALLOWED IN A HALF 51 vs Florida St. (1st) 42 vs UCF (1st) 42 vs Michigan St. (1st) 42 vs Florida St. (2nd) 42 vs Ole Miss (1st) 41 vs Alabama (2nd) 40 vs Ole Miss (1st)

1989 2007 1997 1979 1971 1983 1980

MOST COMBINED POINTS IN A HALF 68 vs Louisville (1st) 64 vs Florida St. (1st) 63 vs Bowling Green St. (1st) 62 vs East Carolina (2nd) 62 vs Tulane (1st) 60 vs Rice (2nd) 56 vs Florida St. (2nd) 54 vs Louisville (2nd)

2004 1989 2004 2007 1992 2008 1979 1969

MOST POINTS SCORED IN A GAME 76 vs Memphis Navy 70 vs Tampa 69 vs Louisville 64 vs Union University 62 vs Tulane 61 vs East Central Oklahoma 61 vs Arkansas State 60 vs The Citadel 60 vs Arkanas State

1950 1949 1969 1950 1992 1951 1949 1962 1950

MOST POINTS ALLOWED IN A GAME 66 by Florida State 61 by Ole Miss 58 by Texas A&M 57 by Florida State 56 by East Carolina 56 by UCF 54 by Ole Miss 52 by SMU 51 by Michigan State 51 by Ole Miss

1979 1980 1978 1989 2007 2007 1952 2007 1997 1954


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MOST COMBINED POINTS IN A GAME 107 vs SMU (55-52) 105 vs Louisville (49-56) 96 vs East Carolina (40-56) 88 vs Louisville (69-19) 87 vs Bowling Green (35-52) 85 vs Houston (52-33)

2007 2004 2007 1969 2004 2001

MOST FIRST DOWNS RUSHING 26 vs Tulsa 24 vs Louisville 24 vs The Citadel 22 vs Tulane 22 vs Chattanooga 21 vs Georgia Tech 21 vs North Texas State

1972 1969 1962 2008 2005 1981 1971

MOST FIRST DOWNS PASSING 19 vs Ole Miss 19 vs Louisville 18 vs Southern Miss, SMU 17 vs Ole Miss 16 vs Marshall, East Carolina 16 vs Murray State 15 vs Marshall, Louisville 15 vs Ole Miss, East Carolina 15 vs UAB 15 vs Mississippi State, Tennessee Tech 15 vs Mississippi State 15 vs Mississippi State

2007 2004 2007 1969 2007 1985 2008 2006 2004 2003 1993 1965

MOST FIRST DOWNS BY PENALTY 5 vs SMU 2007 5 vs Houston 2006 5 vs Alabama 1987 5 vs North Texas State 1971 4 vs several opponents; last vs Tulane, 2008

FEWEST TOTAL FIRST DOWNS 2 vs Ole Miss

1964

MOST PENALTIES 15 vs Houston 15 vs Tulane 15 vs Mississippi State 14 vs Tennessee 13 vs Chattanooga 13 vs Mississippi State 13 vs Ole Miss

2000 1992 1985 1999 2001 1998 1983

FEWEST PENALTIES 0 vs Ole Miss

1982

MOST PENALTY YARDS 147 vs West Texas State 140 vs Wichita State 136 vs Mississippi State 132 vs Houston 130 vs Tulane 126 vs Houston

1964 1968 1985 2000 1992 1997

LONGEST TIME OF POSSESSION 40:54 vs East Carolina 39:44 vs Cincinnati 38:08 vs Nicholls State 38:08 vs Cincinnati 37:55 vs Ole Miss 37:41 vs Tulane 37:40 vs Murray State 37:36 vs Tulane 37:35 vs East Carolina 37:32 vs Rice 37:28 vs Louisville 37:19 vs East Carolina

2000 1984 2008 1994 1983 1985 1985 2008 2005 2007 2003 1997

SHORTEST TIME OF POSSESSION 19:19 vs North Carolina

1983

BEST 3RD DOWN CONVERSION PCT .705 vs Louisville (12X17) .692 vs Ole Miss (9X13) .666 vs Cincinnati (12X18) .643 vs Tulane (9X14) .643 vs Chattanooga (9X14) .632 vs Rice (12X19) .600 vs Nicholls/SMU (9X15) .600 vs Tulane (9X15) .600 vs Tulane (9X15) .588 vs UAB (10X17) .583 vs Tulane (7X12) .571 vs Southern Miss (8X14) .560 vs SMU (14X25) .555 vs USF (10X18) .529 vs USM (9X17) .529 vs Arkansas State (9X17)

2004 2006 1994 2008 2005 2008 2008 2007 2003 2004 2004 2008 2007 2004 2004 2003

MOST PENALTIES 89 2005, 1992 87 1960 86 2007 83 1984 82 1961 81 1995

FEWEST 3RD DOWN CONVERSIONS 1 vs Tennessee (1X9) 1 vs Cincinnati (1X12) 1 vs Cincinnati (1X12)

2006 2004 1992

FEWEST PENALTY YARDS 389 1979

MOST FUMBLES 11 vs Ole Miss 10 vs Louisville 9 vs Florida State 9 vs Ole Miss 9 vs Southern Miss 9 vs Tennessee Tech

1976 1979 1977 1971 1963 1962

MOST FUMBLES LOST 7 vs Mississippi State 7 vs Ole Miss 6 vs Louisville 6 vs Ole Miss 6 vs Tennessee Tech

1976 1971 1979 1976 1962

SINGLE SEASON MOST FIRST DOWNS RUSHING 156 2005 151 1972 149 2008 128 1971 127 1970 126 1969 125 2004 124 1976 FEWEST FIRST DOWNS RUSHING 66 1995 72 1964 MOST FIRST DOWNS PASSING 165 2007 142 2003 140 2002 133 2004 131 2008 117 2006 104 1993 97 1988 93 1973 FEWEST FIRST DOWNS PASSING 18 1957 MOST FIRST DOWNS BY PENALTY 29 2008, 2007 27 2002 26 2003 24 2006 23 1996 22 2001, 1965

235 222 217 215 214 208

2005 2006 1972 1969 1976 1993

FEWEST TOTAL FIRST DOWNS 106 1958

FEWEST PENALTIES 46 1979 MOST PENALTY YARDS 958 1960 931 1961 753 1995 750 1993 739 1992

HIGHEST TIME OF POSSESSION AVERAGE 32:48 2008 31:05 1999 30:32 1994 30:23 2007, 1993 30:20 2005 30:17 1992 30:15 2003 MOST 3RD DOWN CONVERSIONS 94 2007 91 2008 88 2004 84 2003 68 1991 67 2006 65 1993 62 1997 60 2005, 2002, 1985 58 1992 BEST 3RD DOWN CONVERSION PERCENTAGE 47.6 2004 (88/185) 46.4 2008 (91/196) 43.5 2007 (94/216) 41.2 1991 (68/165) 41.0 2006 (67/164) 40.2 2003 (84/209) 38.9 1993 (65/167) 37.7 1992 (58/154) 36.1 2005 (60/166) 35.7 2002 (60/168) 34.8 2001 (55/158) 35.0 1997 (62/177) MOST FUMBLES 52 1976 50 1979 49 1971 43 1986 40 1973 FEWEST FUMBLES 10 2004 11 2006 12 2008 13 2007 15 2005 16 1961 17 1998, 1993 18 1996

FEWEST FIRST DOWNS BY PENALTY 2 1957

MOST FUMBLES LOST 34 1976 24 1979 23 1972 21 1974, 1970

MOST TOTAL FIRST DOWNS 309 2008, 2007 285 2003 275 2004 245 2002

FEWEST FUMBLES LOST 4 2007 5 2008, 2004 6 2006 7 1983 & 1998

129

1969 2007 2008 2005 2008 1984 2008 2007 2004 2002 1972 1971 1962

2007 2008 2004 1994 2004 2004 2008

RECORDS

MOST TOTAL FIRST DOWNS 37 vs Louisville 35 vs SMU 32 vs Tulane 32 vs Chattanooga 31 vs Nicholls State 31 vs Cincinnati 30 vs Southern Miss 30 vs Ole Miss, Rice 30 vs Louisville, Arkansas State 30 vs Murray State 30 vs Utah State 30 vs North Texas State 30 vs The Citadel

MOST 3RD DOWN CONVERSIONS 14 vs SMU 12 vs Rice 12 vs Louisville 12 vs Cincinnati 10 vs USF 10 vs UAB 9 23 times; last vs. Tulane


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MEMPHIS TOP 10 QUARTERBACKS 1. DANNY WIMPRINE (River Ridge, La., 2001-04) YDS

TDs

INT

LG

RUSH

YDS

TD

2001

YEAR

GP 9

COMP-ATT PCT. 102-196

.520

1,329

14

4

73

84

270

3

2002

12

235-435

.540

2,820

23

18

72

98

40

2

2003

13

246-440

.559

3,174

22

13

92

40

-3

4

2004

12

225-398

.565

2,892

22

14

68

57

112

2

TOTAL

46

808-1469

.550 10,215

81

49

92

279

419

11

2. MARTIN HANKINS (Hattiesburg, Miss., 2006-07) YEAR

GP

YDS

TDs

INT

LG

RUSH

YDS

TD

2006

12

COMP-ATT PCT. 226-377

.599

2,550

18

13

82

33

-12

0

2007

11

261-428

.610

3,220

25

12

70

35

-1

0

TOTAL

23

487-805

.605

5,770

43

25

82

68

-13

0

No. 1 Danny Wimprine (2001-04)

No. 2 Martin Hankins (2006-07)

3. DANNY SPARKMAN (Collierville, Tenn., 1983-85) YEAR

GP

YDS

TDs

INT

LG

RUSH

YDS

1983

11

COMP-ATT PCT. 105-216

.486

1,390

11

11

83

71

29

TD 0

1984

11

81-174

.466

1,315

7

10

84

51

(-12)

0

1985

11

142-272

.522

1,606

9

11

75

70

37

0

TOTAL

33

328-662

.495

4,311

27

32

84

92

54

0

RUSH

YDS

TD

75

168

5

135

103

7 3

4. LLOYD PATTERSON (Memphis, Tenn., 1975-78) YEAR

No. 3 Danny Sparkman (1983-85)

YDS

TDs

INT

1975

GP 5

COMP-ATT PCT. 30-72

.416

371

0

7

LG

1976

11

87-178

.488

1,563

14

6

61

1977

10

73-169

.431

1,336

9

8

64

91

138

1978

11

56-141

.397

931

7

13

94

105

(-42)

0

TOTAL

37

246-560

.439

4,201

30

34

94

406

367

15

No. 4 Lloyd Patterson (1975-78)

5. STEVE MATTHEWS (Tullahoma, Tenn., 1992-93) YEAR

GP

YDS

TDs

INT

LG

RUSH

YDS

TD

1992

11

175-286

.612

2,084

18

12

80

34

-213

0

1993

9

166-273

.608

1,896

13

13

66

38

-176

1

20

341-559

.610

3,980

31

25

80

72

-389

1

TOTAL

COMP-ATT PCT.

6. BERNARD ODEN (Spring Hill, Tenn., 1995-97)

No. 5 Steve Matthews (1992-93)

YDS

TDs

INT

LG

RUSH

YDS

TD

1995

5

31-68

.456

362

1

6

68

36

29

2

1996

9

8-16

.500

75

1

0

16

4

9

0

1997

11

170-316

.538

2,249

12

9

70

129

81

8

TOTAL

25

209-400

.523

2,686

14

15

70

169

119

10

GP

COMP-ATT PCT.

No. 6 Bernard Oden (1995-97)

7. TIM JONES (Gordo, Ala., 1986-89) YEAR

130

RECORDS

YEAR

YDS

TDs

INT

LG

RUSH

YDS

1986

GP 7

COMP-ATT PCT. 39-97

.402

361

3

9

33

70

116

TD 2

1987

9

54-95

.568

709

5

7

51

87

269

2

1988

5

44-84

.524

581

4

3

72

60

178

2

1989

10

73-144

.507

1,017

7

10

45

100

271

2

TOTAL

31

210-420

.500

2,668

19

29

72

317

834

8

TD

8. NEIL SUBER (Woodstock, Ga., 1998-2001) YEAR

No. 7 Tim Jones (1986-89)

YDS

TDs

INT

LG

RUSH

YDS

1998

GP 7

COMP-ATT PCT. 61-124

.491

930

5

4

82

24

-73

0

1999

10

78-164

.476

852

4

5

82

27

-35

1

2000

6

69-121

.570

581

2

5

33

20

-4

0

2001

5

30-54

.556

283

3

2

35

16

34

0

TOTAL

28

238-463

.514

2,646

14

16

82

87

-78

1

No. 8 Neil Suber (1998-2001)


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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL 9. KEITH BENTON (Homestead, Fla., 1990-91) YEAR

GP

COMP-ATT PCT.

1990

10

76-176

1991

11

90-199

TOTAL

21

166-375

YDS

TDs

INT

LG

RUSH

YDS

TD

.432

1,265

7

.452

1,203

8

11

76

148

612

5

13

69

116

329

.442

2,468

15

24

4

76

264

941

9

10. BILLY FLETCHER (Memphis, Tenn., 1963-65)

No. 9 Keith Benton (1990-91)

YEAR

GP

1963

10

COMP-ATT PCT. 7-22

.318

YDS

TDs

INT

LG

RUSH

YDS

TD

151

1

1

-

40

224

2

1964

9

69-160

.431

921

7

7

65

92

367

2

1965

10

92-256

.359

1239

13

20

67

109

556

6

TOTAL

29

168-438

.384

2,311

21

28

67

241 1,147

10

No. 10 Billy Fletcher (1963-65)

MEMPHIS TOP 10 RUNNING BACKS 1. DEANGELO WILLIAMS (Wynne, Ark., 2002-05) YEAR

GP

RUSH

YDS

AVG

LG

TD

REC

YDS

2002

10

103

684

6.6

86

5

5

51

TD 0

2003

11

243

1,430

5.9

49

10

35

384

3

2004

12

313

1,948

6.2

75

22

18

210

1

2005

11

310

1,964

6.3

76

18

12

78

1

TOTAL

44

969

6,026

6.2

86

55

70

723

5

TD

2. DAVE CASINELLI (Follansbee, W.Va., 1960-63)

No. 1 DeAngelo Williams (2002-05)

YEAR

GP

RUSH

YDS

AVG

LG

TD

REC

YDS

1960

10

40

148

3.7

NA

2

0

0

0

1961

10

117

646

5.2

NA

9

3

83

0

1962

10

173

826

48

NA

11

3

40

0

1963

10

219

1,016

4.6

NA

14

2

37

0

TOTAL

40

549

2,636

4.8

NA

36

8

160

0

TD

No. 2 Dave Casinelli (1960-63)

3. GERARD ARNOLD (Lexington, Tenn., 1997-99) YEAR

RUSH

YDS

AVG

LG

TD

REC

YDS

1997

GP 7

145

613

4.2

52

4

7

64

0

1998

11

208

1,059

5.1

41

6

8

30

1

1999

10

146

706

4.8

51

7

8

49

0

TOTAL

28

499

2,378

4.8

52

17

23

143

1

TD

4. JOSEPH DOSS (Memphis, Tenn., 2004-07) GP

RUSH

YDS

AVG

LG

TD

REC

YDS

2004

11

54

183

3.4

22

0

13

139

0

2005

12

85

440

5.2

31

2

9

-2

0

2006

12

224

910

4.1

32

7

25

205

2

2007

12

174

806

4.6

31

5

24

145

0

TOTAL

38

537

2,339

4.4

32

14

71

487

2

No. 4 Joseph Doss (2004-07)

5. PAUL “SKEETER” GOWEN (Memphis, Tenn., 1969-71) GP

RUSH

YDS

AVG

LG

TD

REC

YDS

TD

10

117

715

6.1

85

6

2

23

0

1970

10

145

868

6.0

69

6

10

132

0

1971

11

149

644

4.2

6

6

110

1

TOTAL

31

411

2,227

5.4

18

18

265

1

85

131

YEAR 1969

6. LARRY PORTER (Columbus, Ga., 1990-93)

No. 5 Paul “Skeeter” Gowen (1969-71)

YEAR

GP

RUSH

YDS

AVG

LG

TD

REC

YDS

TD

1990

10

116

468

4.1

56

9

7

26

0

1991

10

116

454

3.9

49

2

13

129

0

1992

10

140

732

5.2

58

4

11

147

1

1993

8

126

540

4.3

66

5

15

68

0

TOTAL

38

498

2,194

4.4

66

20

46

370

1

RECORDS

No. 3 Gerard Arnold (1997-99)

YEAR

No. 6 Larry Porter (1990-93)


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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL 7. TERDELL MIDDLETON (Memphis, Tenn., 1973-76) YEAR 1973 1974 1975 1976 TOTAL

GP 1 11 11 11 34

RUSH 2 108 138 160 408

YDS 16 449 586 919 1,970

AVG 8.0 4.1 4.2 5.7 4.8

LG 12 17 31 31

TD 1 5 7 5 18

REC 1 6 5 4 16

YDS 22 61 18 36 137

TD 0 0 0 0 0

REC 7 19 25 18 69

YDS 82 212 212 121 627

TD 1 3 0 2 6

YDS -7 50 58 68 88 257

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0

YDS 157 3 25 6 191

TD 1 0 0 0 1

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8. WAYNE PRYOR (Rockwood, Tenn., 1986-89)

No. 7 Terdell Middleton (1973-76)

YEAR 1986 1987 1988 1989 TOTAL

GP 11 11 11 11 44

RUSH 129 145 111 94 479

YDS 501 647 412 364 1,924

AVG 3.9 4.5 3.7 3.9 4.0

LG 28 25 20 28 28

TD 1 5 0 2 8

No. 8 Wayne Pryor (1986-89)

9. JEFF WOMACK (McMinnville, Tenn., 1982-86) YEAR 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 TOTAL

GP 3 11 11 8 11 44

RUSH 21 103 129 89 75 417

YDS 129 545 509 306 275 1,764

AVG 6.1 5.3 3.9 3.4 3.7 4.2

LG 22 57 14 21 18 57

TD 1 6 4 4 2 17

REC 3 10 8 11 12 44

10. TEOFILO RILEY (Memphis, Tenn., 1996-99)

No. 9 Jeff Womack (1982-86)

YEAR 1996 1997 1998 1999 TOTAL

GP 10 10 11 11 42

RUSH 145 78 78 84 385

YDS 572 307 485 352 1,716

AVG 3.9 3.9 6.2 4.2 4.5

LG 22 22 55 24 55

TD 3 1 6 3 13

REC 12 1 2 5 20

No. 10 Teofilo Riley (1996-99)

MEMPHIS TOP 10 RECEIVERS 1. EARNEST GRAY (Greenwood, Miss., 1975-78) YEAR

GP

REC

YDS

AVG

LG

TD

RUSH

YDS

TD

1975

11

5

78

15.6

17

0

0

0

0

1976

11

29

529

18.2

47

2

0

0

0

1977

11

28

826

29.5

64

6

6

39

0

1978

11

35

690

19.7

94

9

3

(-2)

0

TOTAL

44

97

2,123

21.9

94

17

9

37

0

TD

No. 1 Earnest Gray (1975-78)

YEAR

GP

REC

YDS

AVG

LG

TD

RUSH

YDS

1996

11

21

231

11.0

42

1

0

0

0

1997

10

45

605

13.4

70

5

4

18

0

1998

11

42

753

17.9

92

2

3

20

0

1999

10

39

507

13.0

43

4

4

11

0

TOTAL

42

147

2,096

14.3

92

12

11

41

0

No. 2 Damien Dodson (1996-99)

3. DUKE CALHOUN (Memphis, Tenn., 2006-)

132

RECORDS

2. DAMIEN DODSON (Memphis, Tenn., 1996-99)

YEAR

GP

REC

YDS

AVG

LG

TD

RUSH

YDS

TDS

2006

12

42

681

16.2

60

6

10

51

1

2007

12

62

890

14.4

70

5

0

0

0

2008

13

40

487

12.2

54

3

0

0

0

TOTAL

37

144

2,058

14.3

70

14

10

51

1

TDS

4. CARLOS SINGLETON (Brownsville, Tenn., 2006-)

No. 3 Duke Calhoun (2006-Present)

YEAR

GP

REC

YDS

AVG

LG

TD

RUSH

YDS

2006

11

22

300

13.6

37

3

0

0

0

2007

13

51

767

15.0

52

11

0

0

0

2008

13

52

791

15.2

48

5

0

0

0

TOTAL

37

125

1,858

14.9

52

19

0

0

0

No. 4 Carlos Singleton (2006-Present)


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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL 5. RUSSELL COPELAND (Tupelo, Miss., 1989-92) YEAR

GP

REC

YDS

AVG

LG

TD

RUSH

YDS

1989

11

22

333

15.1

45

1

1

-1

0

1990

10

33

684

20.7

76

4

0

0

0

1992

11

61

736

12.1

80

7

1

9

0

TOTAL

32

116

1,753

15.1

80

12

2

8

0

LG

TD

RUSH

YDS

TD

1991

TD

REDSHIRTED

6. RICHIE FLOYD (Mayfield, Ky., 1995-98) YEAR

GP

REC

YDS

1995

No. 5 Russell Copeland (1989-92)

AVG

INJURED

1996

11

43

600

14.0

56

1

2

11

0

1997

11

38

617

16.2

67

1

0

0

0

1998

11

29

437

15.1

34

2

1

(-2)

0

TOTAL

33

110

1,654

15.1

67

4

3

9

0

TDS

No. 6 Richie Floyd (1995-98)

7. DARRON WHITE (Covington, Tenn., 2001-04) YEAR

GP

REC

YDS

AVG

LG

TD

RUSH

YDS

2001

11

34

422

12.4

69

3

0

0

0

2002

12

40

343

8.6

30

2

3

8

0

2003

13

37

525

14.2

36

5

30

128

4

2004

12

26

359

13.8

46

1

11

12

0

TOTAL

47

137

1,649

12.0

69

11

44

148

4

TDS

8. ISAAC BRUCE (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., 1992-93)

No. 7 Darron White (2001-04)

YEAR

GP

REC

YDS

AVG

LG

TD

RUSH

YDS

1992

11

39

532

13.6

66

5

0

0

0

1993

11

74

1,054

14.2

44

10

2

-4

0

TOTAL

22

113

1,586

14.0

66

15

2

-4

0

No. 8 Isaac Bruce (1992-93)

9. RYAN SCOTT (Jackson, Tenn., 2003-06) YEAR

GP

REC

YDS

AVG

LG

TD

RUSH

YDS

TDS

2003

13

15

119

7.9

12

1

0

0

0

2004

12

15

311

20.7

68

2

0

0

0

2005

12

37

577

15.6

66

3

0

0

0

2006

12

47

520

11.1

82

3

0

0

0

TOTAL

49

114

1,527

13.4

82

9

0

0

0

TDS

10. MAURICE AVERY (Atlanta, Ga., 2002-05) YEAR

No. 9 Ryan Scott (2003-06)

YDS

AVG

LG

TD

RUSH

YDS

2002

9

2

13

6.5

11

0

27

76

1

2003

11

49

742

15.1

55

8

24

98

3

2004

12

36

422

11.7

55

1

9

63

0

12

10

196

19.6

62

2

132

570

5

TOTAL

44

97

1,373

14.2

62

11

192

807

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TOP 10 RECEIVERS

TOP 10 RUNNING BACKS RANK 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

NAME RUSH YDS DeAngelo Williams (2002-05) 6,026 Dave Casinelli (1960-63) 2,636 Gerard Arnold (1997-99) 2,378 Joseph Doss (2004-07) 2,339 Paul “Skeeter” Gowen (1969-71) 2,227 Larry Porter (1990-93) 2,194 Terdell Middleton (1973-76) 1,970 Wayne Pryor (1986-89) 1,924 Jeff Womack (1982-86) 1,764 Teofilo Riley (1996-99) 1,716

RANK 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

NAME REC YDS Earnest Gray (1975-78) 2,123 Damien Dodson (1996-99) 2,096 Duke Calhoun (2006-Present) 2,058 Carlos Singleton (2006-Present) 1,858 Russell Copeland (1989-92) 1,753 Richie Floyd (1995-98) 1,654 Darron White (2001-04) 1,649 Isaac Bruce (1992-93) 1,586 Ryan Scott (2003-06) 1,527 Maurice Avery (2002-05) 1,373

133

PASS YDS 10,215 5,770 4,311 4,201 3,980 2,686 2,668 2,646 2,468 2,311

No. 10 Maurice Avery (2002-05)

RECORDS

NAME Danny Wimprine (2001-04) Martin Hankins (2006-07) Danny Sparkman (1983-85) Lloyd Patterson (1975-78) Steve Matthews (1992-93) Bernard Oden (1995-97) Tim Jones (1986-89) Neil Suber (1998-2001) Keith Benton (1990-91) Billy Fletcher (1963-65)

REC

2005

TOP 10 QUARTERBACKS RANK 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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ANNUAL STATISTICS

YEAR 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000

TOTAL OFFENSE G PLY YDS YPG 13 977 5424 417.2 13 1017 5767 443.6 12 766 4035 336.2 12 836 4775 397.9 12 903 5524 460.3 13 1000 5779 444.5 12 842 4258 354.8 11 736 3594 326.7 11 779 2813 255.7

RUSHING CAR YPG 540 194.8 466 137.8 372 111.7 597 267.9 432 203.2 530 181.5 390 115.8 418 137.0 440 104.9

ATT 437 551 394 239 421 470 452 318 339

CMP 247 323 234 135 235 260 241 177 181

PASSING INT PCT 12 .565 12 .586 14 .594 7 .565 15 .558 13 .553 20 .533 6 .556 14 .534

YDS 2891 3975 2695 1560 3086 3419 2868 2087 1659

YPG 222.4 305.8 224.6 130.0 257.2 263.0 239.0 189.7 150.8

1ST DWNS 309 309 222 235 275 393 245 192 168

SCORING PTS AVG 353 27.2 380 29.2 281 23.4 326 27.2 430 35.8 393 30.2 303 25.3 294 26.7 176 16.0

PEN 59 86 52 89 77 80 70 74 85

YDS 519 713 448 723 632 643 557 589 690

3RD CNV 91-196 94-216 67-164 60-166 88-185 84-209 60-168 55-158 56-185

1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990

11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

714 716 768 718 735 743 776 725 740 770

3221 3589 3584 2812 2798 2827 3641 3784 3354 3614

292.8 326.3 325.8 255.6 254.4 257.0 331.0 344.0 304.9 328.5

422 396 432 405 415 455 424 417 511 549

134.4 139.5 110.8 102.7 95.0 132.0 117.9 144.8 193.9 193.9

292 320 336 313 320 288 352 308 229 221

148 147 178 153 151 121 203 182 100 98

15 12 11 12 20 9 21 12 15 16

.507 .459 .529 .489 .472 .420 .577 .591 .437 .443

1743 2055 2369 1682 1753 1375 2344 2191 1358 1481

158.5 186.8 215.4 152.9 159.4 125.0 213.1 199.2 123.5 134.6

181 184 188 173 167 164 208 182 179 166

232 226 218 141 150 163 268 312 222 215

21.1 20.5 19.8 12.8 13.6 14.8 24.4 28.4 20.2 19.5

76 75 76 62 81 63 86 89 65 63

608 651 675 503 753 554 750 739 492 542

50-160 42-158 62-177 45-167 42-165 46-164 65-167 58-154 68-165 NA

1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980

11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

739 721 765 715 764 680 738 783 729 693

3277 3543 3800 2415 3049 3417 3373 3577 2622 2553

297.9 322.1 345.5 219.5 277.2 310.6 306.6 325.2 238.4 232.1

499 529 487 482 460 477 496 493 534 460

168.7 191.6 160.9 126.1 116.6 175.3 173.2 165.1 151.2 172.0

240 192 278 233 304 203 242 290 195 233

113 111 142 107 154 97 113 153 83 90

19 16 13 18 14 13 12 18 17 22

.471 .578 .511 .459 .507 .478 .467 .527 .426 .386

1421 1435 2030 1028 1766 1489 1468 1761 959 1111

129.2 130.5 184.5 93.5 160.5 135.4 133.5 160.0 87.2 101.0

190 200 206 154 177 169 156 202 158 136

174 220 226 104 180 201 274 129 82 115

15.8 20.0 20.5 9.5 16.4 18.3 24.9 11.7 7.4 10.5

61 54 66 63 74 83 79 51 56 59

496 446 489 460 605 689 661 407 450 565

NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970

11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10

774 754 760 727 722 786 793 859 786 740

2909 3199 3490 3790 2953 3390 3685 3685 3560 3723

264.4 290.8 317.3 344.5 268.4 308.1 335.0 335.0 323.6 372.3

558 525 539 539 580 555 505 612 606 570

162.1 152.9 161.8 195.1 200.5 174.6 158.2 212.9 241.8 262.9

216 229 221 188 142 231 288 247 180 170

87 89 94 92 58 127 159 116 70 81

20 18 8 7 12 11 13 9 13 16

.403 .389 .425 .489 .408 .550 .552 .470 .389 .476

1125 1517 1710 1644 748 1469 1945 1343 1000 1094

102.2 137.9 155.5 149.5 68.0 133.5 176.8 122.0 90.9 109.4

165 177 192 214 146 192 206 217 197 195

166 200 228 241 180 225 264 265 255 227

15.1 18.2 20.7 21.9 16.4 20.5 24.0 24.1 23.2 22.7

46 59 49 73 61 60 65 79 52 69

389 495 489 639 516 580 664 736 490 636

NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960

10 10 9 9 10 9 10 9 10 10

741 672 550 545 736 526 614 576 612 578

4124 2949 2477 2215 3470 2479 3059 2859 3690 3138

412.4 294.9 275.2 246.1 347.0 275.4 305.9 317.6 369.0 313.8

523 490 427 433 453 335 509 453 437 459

248.3 175.6 186.9 181.3 203.0 147.3 229.2 218.4 234.1 217.6

218 182 123 112 283 191 105 123 175 121

97 71 55 40 103 84 44 56 83 57

16 14 3 9 22 15 13 18 7 18

.445 .390 .447 .357 .364 .440 .419 .455 .474 .416

1641 1193 795 1632 1440 1153 747 893 1349 962

164.1 119.3 88.3 181.3 144.0 128.1 74.7 99.2 134.9 96.2

215 153 135 121 100 134 164 122 183 170

328 258 206 121 215 173 199 261 332 303

32.8 25.8 22.9 13.4 21.5 19.2 19.9 29.0 33.2 30.2

75 60 51 48 55 54 55 55 82 80

634 624 502 527 638 511 573 582 931 878

NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

1959 1958 1957 1956 1955 1954

10 9 10 10 9 10

615 507 573 617 434 474

2641 2087 2790 2999 1668 1977

264.1 231.9 279.0 299.9 185.3 197.7

480 417 495 497 332 376

184.2 179.6 183.6 212.5 127.7 150.3

135 90 78 122 102 98

63 37 38 47 33 39

9 6 10 13 12 12

.467 .411 .487 .385 .324 .398

799 471 477 887 519 474

79.9 52.3 47.7 88.7 57.7 47.4

140 106 121 146 79 NA

142 142 195 209 94 166

14.2 15.8 19.5 20.9 10.4 16.6

61 62 69 NA NA NA

557 629 732 NA 729 NA

NA NA NA NA NA NA


Lou Groza Award .......... 136 Honored Tigers ...... 137-144 All-Star Games ............. 145 Retired Jerseys ...... 146-147 Bowl History.......... 148-154 Undefeated Teams ........ 155 All-Time Coaches ... 156-158 All-Time Lettermen . 159-163

Tigers in the Pros .. 164-166 All-Time Series Record .. 167-170 Year-By-Year Results... 171-178 Tiger Milestones .......... 179 Tiger Timeline ....... 180-188 Homes of the Tigers ...... 186 Conference Affiliations .. 188


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Former University of Memphis place-kicker Joe Allison enjoyed a record-setting career and a brilliant season in 1992, but he never dreamed that, in doing so, he would receive the Lou Groza Award, which is presented to the nation’s top college kicker. Allison, a native of Atlanta, Ga., led the nation in field goals per game, average field goals made per game, and kick-scoring for the final nine weeks of the 1992 season. His 23-of-25 field goals made were the most in the nation, according to the NCAA, and his 92.0 percent made rated best among all kickers for the year. “I did not know about the Lou Groza Award until we played Tulsa in late October,” said Allison. “After the game, Bob Winn (Assistant Athletic Director/ Communications) came up to me in the locker room and said that I was a candidate for the award. I didn’t even know who Lou Groza was at the time. “As soon as we returned to campus, I looked up Mr. Groza’s statistics in the NFL record book, and I talked to Coach Armstrong (UM kicking coach) about his career with the Cleveland Browns.” Allison continued on his torrid streak of field goals made throughout the remainder of the ‘92 season. Week after week, his name appeared at the top of the NCAA statistics for kickers and a campaign was started to let sports writers and voters throughout the country know about Allison’s feats. For his accomplishments, Allison was named first team All-America by The Football News, The Football Writers Association, the Associated Press, United Press International, College and Pro Football Weekly and The Sporting News. He is Memphis’ first-ever first team All-American on the Associated Press squad and was named to more first team All-America squads in one year than any other

J o e A l l i s o n, st a n d i ng wi t h Lou Groza, was the first re c ip ie n t o f t he p r est i gi o u s L o u Groza Award.

Joe Allison is the third-leading scorer in school history with 263 points. He holds the school r e c o r d f o r f i e l d goals in a season with 23 in 1992.

Memphis football Tiger in the school’s history. Following the Thanksgiving holiday, Allison suffered an attack of appendicitis and had an emergency appendectomy. The surgery kept Allison from traveling to Hollywood, Calif., to appear on the Bob Hope Christmas Special, and it was while he was in the hospital recovering from his surgery that Allison learned that he had won the Lou Groza Award. “Mr. Winn called and told me that I had won the award and it made me feel a whole lot better,” Allison stated. “I was determined that I was going to get well and travel to Florida for the awards ceremony.” Allison did indeed recover from his surgery and, with the assistance of former head coach Chuck Stobart and kicking coach Murray Armstrong, traveled to West Palm Beach, Fla., to receive the first national award ever won by a Memphis player. The December 10th program was emceed by ABC sportscaster Curt Gowdy, and Baylor University head coach Grant Teaff was the guest speaker. In accepting the Lou Groza Award from “The Toe” himself, Allison credited his snapper and holder and the entire Tiger special teams unit. “Out of the 57 snaps during the season,” Allison said, “I was the only one who made a mistake. Chad (Williams) did not have a bad snap, Andy (McWilliams) did not have a bad hold, but I missed two field goals. I couldn’t have done it without their help.” The cousin of the late NASCAR driver Davey Allison, Joe booted 32-of-32 PATs in 1992 and finished with a then-school-record 90 consecutive PATs made for his career. He set the Memphis record for field goals made in a single season when he kicked his 17th of the year in the Tigers’ win over Tulsa in 1992, and ended the year with 23.

For 30 years, the school scoring record for a single season had been 84 points by Dave Casinelli (1963). In 1992, Allison broke Casinelli’s record during the Ole Miss game and finished the season with 101 points. He accounted for 35.2 percent of all of the Tigers’ points in 1992. Allison held the Memphis record for 50-yard field goals in a season with three in 1990 before Stephen Gostkowski booted three in 2005. He has; however, hit more 50-plus yard field goals than any other player in Tiger history with five. Allison ranks third all-time in scoring with 263 points and second in field goals made with 51 and in PATs made with 110. He held the No. 1 spots until Gostkowski completed his four-year career in 2005 and claimed the top spot in those categories.

LOU GROZA AWARD WINNERS 1992: Joe Allison, Memphis 1993: Judd Davis, Florida 1994: Steve McLaughlin, Arizona 1995: Michael Reeder, TCU 1996: Marc Primanti, N.C. State 1997: Martin Gramatica, Kansas State 1998: Sebastian Janikowski, Florida State 1999: Sebastian Janikowski, Florida State 2000: Jonathan Ruffin, Cincinnati 2001: Seth Marler, Tulane 2002: Nate Kaeding, Iowa 2003: Jonathan Nichols, Ole Miss 2004: Mike Nugent, Ohio State 2005: Alexis Serna, Oregon State 2006: Arthur Carmody, Louisville 2007: Thomas Weber, Arizona State 2008: Graham Gano, Florida State


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ALL-AMERICANS The list below of Tiger All-Americans was compiled from various news services, publications and websites as well as from nationally-recognized entities such as the Walter Camp Foundation. CALVIN ALLEN Williamson’s Middle All-America (first team, 1950) JOHN ALLEN Associated Press All-America (honorable mention, 1969) Associated Press All-America (honorable mention, 1970)

DUKE CALHOUN CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-America (honorable mention, 2006) DAVE CASINELLI N.E.A. All-America (honorable mention, 1963) Detroit Sports Extra All-America (honorable mention, 1963) UPI All-America (honorable mention, 1963) Associated Press All-America (honorable mention, 1963) Williamson’s All-America (second team, 1963)

JOE ALLISON Associated Press All-America (first team, 1992) UPI All-America (first team, 1992) Football Writers All-America (first team, 1992) The Sporting News All-America (first team, 1992) Football News All-America (first team, 1992) College & Pro Football Weekly All-America (first team, 1992) Playboy All-America (first team, 1993) Football News All-America (first team, 1993)

COTTON CLIFFORD Williamson’s Little All-America (Honorable Mention, 1957)

FRED ALMON Associated Press All-America (honorable mention, 1969)

ALEX DEES Associated Press All-America (honorable mention, 1968)

DANTON BARTO Football News Sophomore All-America (first team, 1991) Football News All-America (fourth team, 1992) Football News All-America (fourth team, 1993)

JEFF FITE Street & Smith’s All-America (third team, 1990)

DAVID BERRONG Associated Press All-America (third team, 1969) Football News All-America (third team, 1969) EARL BILLINGS Williamson’s All-American (first team, 1955) JOHN BOMER Associated Press All-America (honorable mention, 1969) Associated Press All-America (honorable mention, 1970)

O.C. COLLINS Sporting News Freshman All-America (fourth team, 2002) Rivals.com Freshman All-America (first team, 2002) JERRY DANDRIDGE Associated Press All-America (honorable mention, 1975)

JUDSON FLINT The Sporting News All-America (first team, 1988) BOB FORD Williamson’s All-America (honorable mention, 1954) GENE FREDERIC SI.com All-America (honorable mention, 2004) JAMES GAITHER Sporting News Freshman All-America (third team, 2001) The Football News Freshman All-America (second team) TED GATEWOOD Associated Press All-America (honorable mention, 1986) MICHAEL GIBSON Street & Smith’s All-America (honorable mention, pre-season, 2006)

KEITH BUTLER Associated Press All-America (honorable mention, 1977)

PAUL “SKEETER” GOWEN Associated Press All-America (honorable mention, 1969)

Associated Press All-America (honorable mention, 1970) EARNEST GRAY Associated Press All-America (honorable mention, 1977) Football News All-America (first team, 1978) ERIC HARRIS Football Writers All-America (first team, 1976) Tom Harmon’s Football Today All-America (first team, 1976) NCAA Consensus All-America (first team, 1976) Associated Press All-America (honorable mention, 1976) TIM HARRIS Associated Press All-America (honorable mention, 1983) ARTIS HICKS Sporting News Freshman All-America (third team, 2004) AL HOTZ Associated Press All-America (honorable mention, 1969) KEN IRVIN Football News All-America (honorable mention, 1994) RAY JAMIESON Associated Press All-America (honorable mention, 1968) OLLIE KELLER Williamson’s Little All-America (honorable mention, 1953) JEFF KING Football News Sophomore All-America (third team, 1991) JIMMY LACKIE Churchman’s All-America Team (1977) DEAN LOTZ Associated Press All-America (honorable mention, 1968)

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CHUCK BROOKS Football News All-America (first team, 1963) Detroit Sports Extra All-America (honorable mention, 1963) Williamson’s All-America (first team, 1963)

STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI CollegeFootballNews.com All-America (honorable mention, 2004) NationalChamps.Net All-America (third-team, pre-season, 2005) Street & Smith’s All-America (honorable mention, 2005) Athlon Sports All-America (third team, 2005) SI.com All-America (third team, 2005)

Paul “Skeeter” Gowen was nam e d a n A l l - A m e r i c a n by the Associated Press in 196 9 a n d 1 9 7 0 .

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MARQUIS BOWLING Football News All-America (honorable mention, 1997) Football News All-America (second team, 1998)

JIMMY COLE Williamson’s Middle All-America (honorable mention, 1951) Williamson’s Middle All-America (first team, 1953)


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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL RODNEY MASON The Sporting News Freshman All-America (1991)

M MARCUS WEST NationalChamps.Net All-America N (honorable mention, pre-season, 2005) Street & Smith’s All-America S (honorable mention, 2005)

LOU McLELLAND Williamson’s Middle All-America (first team, 1951)

RYAN WHITE R Football News All-America F (honorable mention, 1998) Football News Freshman All-America F (first team, 1998) College Sports News All-America C (honorable mention, 1998) Sporting News Freshman All-America S (first team, 1998) Playboy All-America P (first team, 2000) Phil Steele All-America P (first team, 2001)

LARRY McGHEE Associated Press All-America (honorable mention, 1970) MIKE McKENZIE College Sports News All-America (honorable mention, 1998) Football News All-America (honorable mention, 1998) GENE MEADOWS Williamson’s Middle All-America (honorable mention, 1951)

ALEX WILLIAMS A Williamson’s Middle All-America W (honorable mention, 1950)

ANDY NELSON Williamson’s Little All-America (first team, 1957) BOB PARKER Associated Press All-America (honorable mention, 1969) BOB PATTERSON Williamson’s Little All-America (first team, 1954) DAVE PAWLIK Associated Press All-America (honorable mention, 1970) LLOYD PATTERSON Football News Sophomore All-America (1976) Associated Press All-America (honorable mention, 1977) MATT REAGAN The Sporting News Freshman All-America (second team, 2006) CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-America (third team, 2006) DOMINIK RILEY The Sporting News Freshman All-America (honorable mention, 2007) MIKE ROBB Churchman’s All-America Team (1973) BILL ROBERTSON Williamson’s All-America (first team, 1949)

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BOB RUSH Associated Press All-America (honorable mention, 1975) Associated Press All-America (honorable mention, 1976) The Sporting News All-America (first team, 1976) HARRY SCHUH N.E.A. All-America (first team, 1963) Associated Press All-America (honorable mention, 1963) UPI All-America (honorable mention, 1963) Williamson’s All-America (honorable mention, 1963) Time Magazine All-America (first team, 1964) Football Coaches Assoc. All-America (first team, 1964) Associated Press All-America (second team, 1964) UPI All-America (second team, 1964) Lockert’s All-America (third team, 1964) The Sporting News All-America (first team, 1964) Playboy All-America (first team, 1964)

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RON SELLS Successful Farmer All-America (second team, 1996) Successful Farmer All-America (second team, 1998) KAMAL SHAKIR The Sporting News Freshman All-America (first team, 1997) ALLEN SHIPMAN Associated Press All-America (honorable mention, 1968) WESLEY SMITH Street & Smith’s All-America (honorable mention, pre-season, 2006) NationalChamps.Net All-America (honorable mention, pre-season, 2005) Street & Smith’s All-America (honorable mention, 2005) DANNY SPARKMAN Associated Press All-America (honorable mention, 1985) MIKE STARK Associated Press All-America (first team, 1971) Kickoff Magazine All-America (first team, 1971) Minnesota Line All-America (first team, 1971) JERRY TODD Associated Press All-America (honorable mention, 1968) RUSSELL VOLLMER Williamson’s All-America (second team, 1963) N.E.A. All-America (honorable mention, 1963) Associated Press All-America (honorable mention, 1963) UPI All-America (honorable mention, 1963) Detroit Sports Extra All-America (honorable mention, 1963) JEFF WALKER Associated Press All-America (honorable mention, 1985)

DeANGELO WILLIAMS D Pro Football Weekly All-America P (first team, 2004) Associated Press All-America A (third team, 2004) SI.com All-America S (second team, 2004) CollegeSportsReport.com All-America (second team, 2004) CollegeFootballNews.com All-America (second team, 2004) Playboy All-America (first team, 2005) NationalChamps.Net All-America (first team, pre-season, 2005) Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook (first team, 2005) Street & Smith’s All-America (second team, 2005) Athlon Sports All-America (second team, 2005) Lindy’s Football All-America (second team, 2005) Playboy All-America (first team, 2005) American Football Coaches Assoc. All-America (first team, 2005) Walter Camp All-America (first team, 2005) Associated Press All-America (second team, 2005) CollegeFootballNews.com All-America (second team, 2005) SI.com All-America (second team, 2005) JEROME WOODS Football News All-America (second team, 1995) College Sports Magazine All-America (third team, 1995) Associated Press All-America (third team, 1995) JAMES EARL WRIGHT Williamson’s All-America (honorable mention, 1960)

NATIONAL AWARDS/HONORS LOU GROZA AWARD The Lou Groza Award is a national award presented annually to the nation’s top kicker. 1992:

Joe Allison (see page 136)

NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION HALL OF FAME The following Memphis football coaches and players have received recognition from the National Football


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Foundation & Hall of Fame for their work both on and off the football gridiron. 1991:

Allyn McKeen (Coach)

ARA SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD 2005:

DeAngelo Williams (RB)

ESPY AWARD 1996:

Kevin Cobb (95-yard kickoff return vs UT) **Also selected as the play of the year in college football

ESPN THE MAGAZINE COURAGE AWARD The ESPN the Magazine Courage Award is presented by the Football Writers Association of America to the collegiate athlete who overcomes adversity. 2004:

Haracio Colen (NT)

ALL-AMERICAN FOOTBALL FOUNDATION HALL OF FAME 1995: 1996: 1997:

1998:

1999:

2000:

2001: 2002:

2003:

Isaac Bruce (WR) vs Miami (FL) Danny Wimprine (QB) vs North Texas Danny Wimprine (QB) vs Louisville DeAngelo Williams (RB) vs Akron

CHEVROLET SCHOLARSHIP AWARD The following players have had a $1,000 scholarship given to the general scholarship fund in their names. Chevrolet Motor Division, which sponsored the telecast, donated the scholarship. 1980:

The following players have had a $1,000 scholarship given in their name to the general athletic scholarship fund at the UM. Texaco, the sponsor of the Texaco Star Classic in Orlando, Fla., donated the scholarship. Jeff Fite (P) vs Florida State

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED PLAYER OF THE WEEK 1963: 1965: 1966: 1977: 1992:

1996:

TENNESSEE SPORTS HALL OF FAME 1968: 1976: 1989: 1990: 1991: 1992: 1993: 1994:

ASSOCIATED PRESS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

1996: 1997: 1998: 2000:

1987:

James Earl Wright (QB) vs Ole Miss Russ Vollmer (QB) vs Mississippi St. Billy Fletcher (QB) vs Mississippi St. Jerry Dandridge (LB) vs Auburn Tim Harris (LB) vs Southwestern La. Danny Sparkman (QB) vs Cincinnati Damon Young (LB) vs Ole Miss Tory Epps (NG) vs Alabama Wayne Pryor (FB) vs Alabama Marlon Brown (LB) vs Louisville

FOOTBALL NEWS PLAYER OF THE WEEK 1990: 1992:

Larry Porter (RB) vs Arkansas St. Ken Irvin (DB) vs Arkansas

Qadry Anderson vs Houston (82-yard pass) Teofilo Riley vs Houston (82-yard reception) Kevin Cobb vs Tennessee (95-yard kickoff return)

MISCELLANEOUS AWARDS/HONORS

John Fred Robillo (NG) vs Ole Miss Billy Fletcher (QB) vs Mississippi St. Joe Rushing (LB) vs Tulsa Keith Clark (DE) vs Houston Ken Irvin (DB) vs Arkansas

1960: 1963: 1965: 1975: 1984:

Ken Irvin (DB) vs Arkansas Steve Matthews (QB) vs Mississippi St.

AT&T LONG DISTANCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Stanley Adams (DE) vs Florida State

TEXACO STAR CLASSIC MVP AWARD

1990:

1992: 1993:

2001: 2002: 2003: 2005: 2006: 2007: 2009:

John Barnhill (OG) Dr. C.C. Humphreys (Coach/AD) Billy J.Murphy (Coach) Rex Dockery (Coach) Harry Schuh (OT) Ralph Hatley (Coach) John Bramlett (LB) Tom Nix (E) Leo Davis (Coach) Ed Molinski (Coach) James Earl Wright (QB) Mooney Boswell (DE) Bill Hudson (OG) Russ Vollmer (QB) Murray Armstrong (Coach) Keith Butler (LB) Billy Fletcher (QB) Jimmy Cole (RB) Ken Donahue (Coach) Bob Patterson (OG) DeAngelo Williams (RB); Amateur Athlete of the Year Award DeAngelo Williams (RB); Amateur Athlete of the Year Award Fred Pancoast (Coach) Andy Nelson (QB/DB)

TENNESSEE SPORTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION 2003: 2004:

Tommy West, Coach of the Year DeAngelo Williams, Player of the Year

THE SPORTING NEWS PLAYER OF THE WEEK 1988:

Eddie Moore (DB) vs Florida

HISTORY

2008:

Ken Donahue (Assistant Coach) Paul Davis (Assistant Coach) Allyn McKeen (Head Coach) Billy J. Murphy (Head Coach) Percy Roberts (OG) Ralph Hatley (Head Coach) Roger French (Assistant Coach) Bob Patterson (OG) “Red” Hoggatt (QB) Horace McCool (OT) Bubba Winkler (DT) Russ Vollmer (QB) James Earl Wright (QB) Murray Armstrong (Assistant Coach) Pete Cordelli (Assistant Coach) John Barnhill (OT) Ed Molinski (Assistant Coach) Harry Schuh (OT) Rex Dockery (Head Coach) Bob Winn (Scoop Hudgins Award) Dr. C.C. Humphreys (Administrator) Bill Robertson (End) Fred Pancoast (Coach) Jack Carter (Assistant Coach) J.W. Patrick (Assistant Coach) Charlie Cavagnaro (Administrator) Jack Bugbee (Scoop Hudgins Award) Billy Fletcher (QB) Jimmy Cole (RB) Joe Allison (K) John Fred Robilio (NT) Dr. Thomas Carpenter (Administrator) R.C. Johnson (Adminstrator) Tommy West (Assistant Coach) Ed Cantler (Athletic Trainer) Tommy West (Head Coach) Don McKinnon (OL) Billy Fletcher (QB) Al Brown (M Club Director) Billy J. Murphy (Administrator) Bob Ford (Assistant Coach) John Bramlett (LB) Joe Clayton (OL) Ken Apple (DE) Haywood Smith (Administrator) Jennifer Rodrigues (Scoop Hudgins Award)

1993: 2003: 2004: 2005:

GAME/WEEKLY HONORS ESPN PLAYER OF THE GAME

1982:

Johnny Walker (LB) vs Georgia

Quarterback Danny Wimprine was named the ESPN Player of the Game after leading the Ti g e r s t o v i c t o r y i n the 2003 New Orleans Bowl.

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On most ESPN televised football game, an offensive and defensive player of the game is selected.


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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL TOUCHDOWN CLUB OF COLUMBUS (OH) The Touchdown Club of Columbus holds an awards banquet each February since 1955 and presents several awards of distinction to various college and high school football players. 2005:

DeAngelo Williams (RB) (Player to Watch in 2005)

PEACH OF AN ATHLETE ROLE MODEL AWARD The Atlanta Council Boy Scouts of America holds a banquet each year to honor collegiate, olympic and professional athletes. To be selected for the collegiate Peach of An Athlete Role Model award, the athlete must be playing at a college or university in Georgia or be from the state of Georgia. 2007:

Andy Smith (OL) - Fayetteville, GA

LIBERTY BOWL ALLIANCE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR 1994: 1995:

Ken Irvin, Co-Defensive Player of the Year Duane Vandborg, Co-Defensive Player of the Year Jerome Woods, Defensive Player of the Year

SOUTHERN LIVING ALL-SOUTH TEAM 1969: 1992: 1993: 1993:

Jerry Todd (DB) Danton Barto (LB) Danton Barto (LB) Joe Allison (K)

VANGUARD CLUB Given by the Memphis Vanguard Club to the outstanding athlete in the Mid-South area. 1975: 1976: 1977: 1978: 1998:

Jerry Dandridge (LB) Lummy Wright (DE) Bob Rush (C) Lloyd Patterson (QB) Earnest Gray (WR) Tony Williams (DT) Jerome Woods (DB)

C-USA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM 2006: 2007: 2008:

Rusty Clayton (DS) Brandon Patterson (DB) Jake Kasser (LB) Brandon Patterson (DB) Brandon Pearce (OL) Brandon Patterson (DB)

C-USA ALL-DECADE TEAM In celebration of its 10th anniversary during the 2004-05 season, Conference USA selected an All-Decade Team for each of its 19 sports. 2004:

Rusty Clayton (DS) Andy Smith (OL)

CONFERENCE USA PLAYERS OF THE WEEK 1995:

1996:

1997: 1998: 1999:

2000: 2001: 2002: 2003:

2005:

2006: 2007:

DeAngelo Williams (TB)

C-USA SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD 2007: 2008:

2004:

Joe Borich (QB), 10/14 Jerome Woods (DB), 10/14 Richard Hogans (LB), 10/28 Richard Hogans (LB), 11/11 Richard Hogans (LB), 9/14 Keith Spann (DB), 10/5 Richard Hogans (LB), 10/19 Tony Williams (NG), 11/9 Drew Pairmore (P), 9/21 Ted Lane (K), 10/5 Kevin Cobb (KR), 11/9 Drew Pairamore (P), 8/30 Don Haselwood (DB), 11/15 Ryan White (K), 10/17 Marcus Bell (NG), 11/13 Ryan White (K), 9/25 Ryan White (K), 10/9 Ryan White (K), 10/31 Idrees Bashir (DB), 9/23 Kamal Shakir (LB), 10/7 Ryan White (K), 9/16 Dante Brown (RB), 10/13 Derrick Ballard (OLB), 10/6 DeAngelo Williams (RB), 9/21 Danny Wimprine (QB), 9/8

CONFERENCE AWARDS/HONORS

2008:

ALL-CONFERENCE USA 2008:

2007:

2006:

2005:

2004:

C-USA OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2003: 2004: 2005:

DeAngelo Williams (RB) DeAngelo Williams (RB) DeAngelo Williams (RB)

2003:

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C-USA SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2005:

Stephen Gostkowski (K)

C-USA NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR 2008:

2002:

Curtis Steele (RB)

C-USA ATHLETE OF THE YEAR 2005-06:

DeAngelo Williams (RB) (co) Curtis Steele was named the Conference USA Newcomer of the Year in 2008.

Stephen Gostkowski (K), 9/8 Will Hyden (LB), 10/20 DeAngelo Williams (RB), 10/27 Danny Wimprine (QB), 11/3 DeAngelo Williams (RB), 11/17 Wesley Smith (FS), 11/24 Wesley Smith (FS), 9/20 Stephen Gostkowski (K), 9/20 DeAngelo Williams (RB), 10/4 DeAngelo Williams (RB), 11/15 DeAngelo Williams (RB), 10/3 Derek Clenin (DB), 10/3 DeAngelo Williams (RB), 10/24 Stephen Gostkowski (K), 11/28 Michael Grandberry (KR), 11/27 Matt Reagan (K), 10/22 Martin Hankins (QB), 11/12 Jake Kasser (LB), 11/19 Matt Reagan (K), 11/26 Clinton McDonald (DL), 9/29 Vinny Zaccario (K), 10/6 Curtis Steele (RB), 10/27

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Brandon Pearce (OL), first team Clinton McDonald (DL), first team Curtis Steele (RB), second team Ronald Leary (OL), freshman team Andy Smith (OL), first team# and second team* Duke Calhoun (WR), second team#* Jake Kasser (LB), second team#* Dominik Riley (OL), freshman team#* Kennan Bratcher (DS), freshman team#* Rusty Clayton (DS), first team* Michael Gibson (P), first team# and second team* Brandon McDonald (DB), second team* and third team# Blake Butler (OL), third team#* Brandon Pearce (OL), third team# Ryan Scott (WR), third team* Duke Calhoun (WR), freshman team#* Greg Terrell (DL), freshman team#* Matt Reagan (K), freshman team* * - selected by C-USA Media (in ‘06 & ‘07) # - selected by C-USA Coaches (in ‘06 & ‘07) DeAngelo Williams (RB), first team & Offensive Player of the Year Andrew Handy (OL), first team Marcus West (DL), first team Wesley Smith (FS), first team Stephen Gostkowski (K), first team & Special Teams Player of the Year Michael Gibson (P), second team Brandon Pearce (OL), freshman team Maurice Jones (WR), freshman team DeAngelo Williams (RB), first team & Offensive Player of the Year Gene Frederic (C), first team Wesley Smith (FS), first team Stephen Gostkowski (K), first team Danny Wimprine (QB), second team Jeremy Rone (OL), second team Tavares Gideon (WR), second team Marcus West (DL), second team Greg Hinds (LB), freshman team DeAngelo Williams (RB), first team & Offensive Player of the Year Wesley Smith (DB), first team Maurice Avery (WR), second team Coot Terry (OLB), second team Eric Taylor (DT), second team Gene Frederic (C), third team Jeremy Rone (OT), third team Derrick Ballard (DB), third team Scott Vogel (DB), third team Blake Butler (OG), freshman team Jimond Pugh (C), first team Tony Brown (DT), second team Travis Anglin (WR), second team Derrick Ballard (LB), second team DeAngelo Williams (RB) freshman team O.C. Collins (DB), freshman team Stephen Gostkowski (K), freshman team John Doucette (TE), freshman team Glenn Sumter (DB), first team Artis Hicks (OG), first team Dante Brown (RB), second team


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1999:

1998:

1997:

1996:

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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL Darron White (WR), freshman team Drew Harmon (C), freshman team James Gaither (P), freshman team Andre Arnold (DE), first team Marcus Bell (NT), first team Kamal Shakir (ILB), first team Idrees Bashir (FS), first team Michael Stone (DB), first team Billy Kendall (TE), second team Jeremiah Bonds (RB), freshman team Jason Brown (DB), freshman team Coot Terry (OLB) freshman team Tramont Lawless (DE), first team Ryan White (K), first team Tim Seymour (C), second team Kamal Shakir (LB), second team Marcus Bell (NT), second team Travis Anglin (QB), freshman team * Jeff Sanders (RB), freshman team Trey Eyre (OG), freshman team * Co-Freshman of the Year Mike McKenzie (DB), first team Marquis Bowling (DT), first team Ryan White (K), first team Ron Sells (OT), second team Gerard Arnold (RB), second team Artis Hicks (OG), freshman team David Sherrod (OT), freshman team Andre Arnold (DE), freshman team Idrees Bashir (DB), freshman team Mike McKenzie (DB), first team Marquis Bowling (DT), first team Daniel Gomez (OT), second team Gerard Arnold (RB), second team Reid Hedgepeth (TE), freshman team Marcus Bell (DT), freshman team Kamal Shakir (LB), freshman team Richard Hogans (LB), first team Tony Williams (DT), second team Keith Spann (DB), second team Ted Lane (PK), second team Tavares Middlebrooks (OL), freshman team Damien Dodson (WR), freshman team Caspor Stiles (LB), freshman team Mike McKenzie (LB), freshman team

ALL-METRO CONFERENCE 1990: 1989:

1988:

1987: 1986: 1985:

1984:

1983:

1982:

ALL-NATIONAL INDEPENDENT 1995:

1994:

Jerome Woods (DB), first team & Defensive Player of Year Tony Williams (NG), second team Bryan Barnett (DT), third team Ryan Roskelly (WR/PR), third team Keith Spann (DB), third team Ken Newton (C), third team Ken Irvin (DB), third team James Logan (DE), honorable mention Ryan Roskelly (WR/PR), first team & Newcomer of the Year Marcus Holliday (RB), third team Luis Tejeda (PK), first team Jesse Allen (LB), first team John Ludwiczak (C), second team Keith Setler (OT), second team Bryan Barnett (DT), second team Brian Davis (KR), second team

1981:

1980:

1992:

1993:

1992:

1991:

1970:

1969:

1968:

Mike Stark (OT) Larry McGhee (OG) John Bomer (C) Larry Frankenbach (DE) David Pawlik (NG) John Allen (LB) Rick Kale (DB) Walter Daggett (DB) Paul Gowen (RB) Mike Stark (OT) Al Hotz (OG) John Bomer (C) Paul Gowen (RB), Sophomore of the Year Bobby Dees (DE) Luis Fernandez (DT) Fred Almon (NG) John Allen (LB) David Berrong (DB) Billy J. Murphy, Coach of the Year Allen Shipman (OT) Bob Parker (OG) Dean Lotz (C) Ray Jamieson (FB) Alex Dees (DE) Bill McRight (LB) Jerry Todd (DB) David Berrong (DB) Billy J. Murphy, Coach of the Year

1990: 1989: 1988:

1987:

1986: 1985: 1984:

1983:

Joe Allison (PK) Danton Barto (LB) Isaac Bruce (WR) Dominic Calloway (DB) Tony Semple (OT) Stevie D. Williams (OG) Joe Allison (K), first team & Offensive Player of the Year Danton Barto (LB), first team & Defensive Player of the Year Larry Bolton (C), first team Jeff Buffaloe (P), first team Russell Copeland (WR), first team Chris Hobbs (NG), first team Jeff King (OG), first team Steve Matthews (QB), first team Larry Porter (TB), second team Jeremy Williams (DB), second team Stevie Williams (OG), second team Chris Hobbs (NG), first team Danton Barto (LB), first team Jeff Buffaloe (P), first team Dominic Calloway (DB), first team James Maclin (OG), second team Glenn Rogers Jr. (DB), first team Jeff Fite (P), second team Keith Bland (OT), second team John Butler (K), second team Marvin Cox (RB), second team Eddie Moore (DB), first team Reid Bennett (OG), first team Jeff Fite (P), second team Tory Epps (NG), second team Damon Young (LB), second team Charles Wilson (WR), second team Marlon Brown (LB), first team Tim Borcky (OT), first team Ted Gatewood (C), second team Scott Dill (OG), second team David Brandon (DE), second team Ted Gatewood (C), second team Eric Fairs (LB), first team Jeff Walker (OT), first team Danny Sparkman (QB), second team Tim Harris (DE), first team Tim Long (OT), first team Derrick Burroughs (DB), first team Don Glosson (K), second team Eric Fairs (LB), second team Punkin Williams (RB), second team Donnie Elder (DB), second team Tim Harris (DE), first team

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Isaac Bruce (WR), first team Stevie Williams (OL), first team Rod Brown (DE), first team Danton Barto (LB), first team & Defensive Player of the Year Dominic Calloway (DB), first team Joe Allison (PK), first team Joe Allison (K), first team Danton Barto (LB), first team Larry Bolton (C), first team Jeff Buffaloe (P), first team Russell Copeland (WR), first team Chris Hobbs (NG), first team Steve Matthews (QB), first team Jeremy Williams (DB), first team Stevie Williams (OG), first team

ALL-SOUTH INDEPENDENT

HISTORY

1993:

Eric Fairs was named to the Al l - M e t r o C o n f e r e n c e team in 1983, 1984 and 1985.

ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE

ALL-IFA CONFERENCE The IFA (Independent Football Alliance) was formed in 1992 and was comprised of five 1-A Independent football playing schools. The Alliance included Memphis, Tulsa, Southern Miss, Cincinnati and East Carolina.

Jeff Fite (P) Marvin Cox (RB) Glenn Rogers, Jr. (DB) Eddie Moore (DB) Keith Bland (OT) Clark Stevenson (C) John Butler (K) Tory Epps (NG) Eddie Moore (DB) Reid Bennett (OG) Tory Epps (NG) Mike Nettles (DB) Charles Wilson (WR) Damon Young (LB) Jeff Fite (P) Ted Gatewood (C) Tim Borcky (OT) Reggie Dubose (DB) Ted Gatewood (C) David Brandon (LB) Jeff Walker (OT) Danny Sparkman (QB) Dennis Borcky (DE) Tim Harris (LB) David East (C) Jerry Harris (WR) Eric Fairs (LB) Trell Hooper (DB) Tim Long (OT) Tim Harris (LB) Donnie Elder (DB) Eric Fairs (LB) Don Glosson (K) Punkin Williams (RB) Tim Harris (DE) Eric Fairs (LB) Jeff Walker (OT) Derrick Crawford (WR) Danny Sparkman (QB) Don Glosson (K) Greg Montgomery (DT) Percy Nabors (DB) Ken DeFeo (C) Greg Montgomery (DT) Tom Dorian (OG) Johnny Walker (LB) Tom Dorian (OG) Ken DeFeo (C) Greg Montgomery (DT) Mike Kleimeyer (LB) Marvin Chatman (DB) Rick Snider (OT) Jerry Knowlton (FL) Stanley Adams (LB) Michael Thomas (LB) Todd Ondra (LB)


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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL 1982: 1979: 1978: 1977:

1976: 1975:

1974:

1973:

Eric Fairs (LB), first team Johnny Walker (LB) Rick Snider (OT) Earnest Gray (WR) Tony Graves (DB) Earnest Gray (WR) Lloyd Patterson (QB) Keith Wright (FL) Keith Butler (LB) Lloyd Patterson (QB) Bob Rush (C) Eric Harris (DB) Jerry Dandridge (LB) Eary Jones (DT) Bob Rush (C) Keith Wright (FL) Terdell Middleton (RB) Lummy Wright (DE) Ken Niemaseck (DT), first team Bobby Williams (K), first team Jerry Dandridge (LB), second team Eric Harris (DB), second team James Thompson (WR), second team Van Anderson (DE), second team David Fowler (QB), honorable mention Ronald Moon (RB), honorable mention Eary Jones (DT), honorable mention Bob Rush (C), honorable mention Keith Wright (WR), honorable mention Bobby Ward (WR), honorable mention Eric Harris (DB) Bobby Ward (WR)

ACADEMIC AWARDS/HONORS COSIDA ACADEMIC HONORS The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) select All-District and All-America Academic teams. First-team All-District selections advance to the national ballot. Athletes who are selected to the District teams are referred to as Academic All-District. Academic All-America is only used in reference to athletes who make one of the CoSIDA national teams. 1963: 1992:

2003: 2004: 2005:

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2007:

2008:

Dave Casinelli (RB) Academic All-American, 2nd Team Pat Jansen (DL) Academic All-American, 1st Team Gary Bouldin (TE) Academic All-American, 2nd Team DeAngelo Williams (RB) All-District IV, 1st Team Rusty Clayton (DS) All-District IV, 1st Team Rusty Clayton (DS) All-District IV, 2nd Team Derek Clenin (DB) All-District IV, 2nd Team Rusty Clayton (DS) All-District IV, 1st Team Brandon Patterson (DB) All-District IV, 2nd Team Brandon Patterson (DB) Academic All-American, 2nd Team Jake Kasser (LB) All-District IV, 1st Team Brandon Pearce (OL) All-District IV, 2nd Team Brandon Patterson (DB) Academic All-American, 2nd Team Matt Reagan (K) All-District IV, 1st Team Brandon Pearce (OL) All-District IV, 1st Team

NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD The following Memphis football players have received recognition from the National Football Foundation & Hall of Fame for their work in the classroom. 1976:

Jimmy Lackie (FS)

1977: 1978: 1981: 1982: 1987: 1988: 1989: 1990: 1991: 1992: 1993: 1994: 1995: 1996: 1997: 1998: 1999: 2000: 2001: 2002: 2003: 2004: 2005: 2006: 2007: 2008:

Jim Mincey (FS) Jarvis Greer (SS) Johnny Ray (FS) Gerald Brown (WR) Arthur Franklin (P) Mark Bowen (LB) Andy Whitwell (QB) Ron Bemis (QB) Jeff Fite (P) Gary Bouldin (TE) Jeff Buffaloe (P) Jeremy Williams (DB) Joel Peschke (TE) Britton Wilkins (LB) Jimmy Keith (K) Jeff Bazemore (DB) Brandon Tucker (FB) Rodney Lanctot (DE) Scott Scherer (QB) Boris Penchion (DL) Will Hyden (LB) Ryan Ivey (H) Stephen Gostkowski (K) Rusty Clayton (DS) Jake Kasser (LB) Brandon Pearce (OL)

NFF HAMPSHIRE HONOR SOCIETY The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) selects a football honor society comprised of college players from all divisions who each maintained a 3.2 grade point average or better. 2006: 2007: 2008:

Rusty Clayton (DS) Andy Smith (OL), Jake Kasser (LB) Brandon Patterson (DB), Brandon Pearce (OL), Brent Sutherland (P)

HITACHI/CFA SCHOLARATHLETE AWARD 1992: 1993: 1994: 1995:

Jeremy Williams (DB) Larry Bolton (C) Tony Semple (OT) Jeremy Williams (DB)

INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS/HONORS SAE-PAUL GINGOLD MVP AWARD Given in honor of former Sigma Alpha Epsilon brother Paul Gingold, this award is presented to the MVP of the annual Blue-Gray spring game. The award is voted on by members of the media. 1965: 1966: 1967: 1968: 1969: 1970: 1971: 1972: 1973: 1974: 1975: 1976: 1977: 1978: 1979: 1980: 1981: 1982: 1983: 1984: 1985: 1986: 1987: 1988: 1989: 1990:

Chuck Pettit (OT) Larry Duck (DT), Bill McRight (LB) Russ Denof (RB) Ken Apple (NG) Rod Hayden (DE), John Bomer (C) Walter Daggett (DB), Jay McCoy (RB) Bobby Russell (DT) Carey Mulwee (LB) Mark Benskin (TE) Greg Gore (DE) Keith Butler (LB) Terdell Middleton (RB) James King (RB) Richard Locke (FB) Johnny Ray (DB) Michael Harper (WR) Danny Felts (RB) Tony Wiley (RB) Don Glosson (K) Jeff Womack (RB) RAIN OUT Jeff Womack (RB) Gerald White (RB) Elgin Perkins (RB) Tommy Ferrari (QB) Gary Bouldin (QB)

1991: 1992: 1993: 1994: 1995: 1996: 1997: 1998: 1999: 2000: 2001: 2002: 2003: 2004: 2005: 2006: 2007: 2008: 2009:

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Joe Cole (QB) Larry Porter (RB) Isaac Bruce (WR), Rod Brown (LB) Dan Bonner (DE) Chad Reed (QB) Keith Cobb (RB) Bernard Oden (QB), Gerard Arnold (RB) Kenton Evans (QB) Neil Suber (QB) Neil Suber (QB) Travis Anglin (QB) Danny Wimprine (QB) Patrick Byrne (QB) Bobby Robison (QB) Mario Pratcher (WR), Patrick Byrne (QB) Chris Huffman (DB) Greg Terrell (DL), Carlos Singleton (WR) Steven Turner (DL), Curtis Steele (RB) Marcus Rucker (WR), DeRon Furr (DB)

HIGHLAND HUNDRED MVP AWARD Each year the members of the Highland Hundred football support group select an offensive and defensive Most Valuable Player. The honorees’ names are inscribed on a permanent plaque in the football wing of the Memphis athletic office building. They are also presented plaques at the annual football banquet. 1974: 1975: 1976: 1977: 1978: 1979: 1980: 1981: 1982: 1983: 1984:

1985:

1986:

1990: 1991: 1992: 1993: 1994:

1995:

1996:

1997:

James Thompson (WR) Jerry Dandridge (LB) Lummy Wright (DE) Bob Rush (C) Keith Butler (LB) Earnest Gray (WR) Peter Scatamacchia (NG) Leo Cage (RB) Wayne Weedon (DT) Russell Richards (TE) Todd Ondra (LB) Jerry Knowlton (FL) Duane Marshall (DE) Ken DeFeo (C) Michael Joe Cannon (DE) Derrick Crawford (WR) Percy Nabors (DB) Cedric Wright (DE) Punkin Williams (RB) Dwight Blalock (TE) Jack Oliver (OT) Derrick Burroughs (DB) Tim Harris (LB) Eric Fairs (LB) Jeff Walker (OT) Danny Sparkman (QB) Tim Harris (LB) Eric Fairs (LB) Harold Beane (DT) Octavian Sharp (LB) Ron Palmer (DB) Ted Gatewood (C) Wayne Pryor (FB) Jerry Harris (WR) Arthur Franklin (P) Chuck Boler (OT) Glenn Rogers Jr. (DB) Jeff Fite (P) Keith Benton (QB) Danton Barto (LB) Jeff Buffaloe (P) Russell Copeland (WR) Chris Hobbs (NG) Joe Allison (PK) Isaac Bruce (WR) Danton Barto (LB) Joe Allison (PK) Ken Irvin (DB), Overall MVP Al Dawkins (FB) Duane Vandborg (LB) Ryan Roskelly (PR) Jerome Woods (DB), Overall MVP Ken Newton (OL) Tony Williams (DL) Ryan Roskelly (Special Teams) Britton Wilkins (Special Teams) Tony Williams (DT), Overall MVP Qadry Anderson (Off. Player of the Year) Richard Hogans (Def. Player of the Year) Ted Lane (Special Teams) Bernard Oden, Overall MVP Ron Sells (Off. Lineman of the Year)


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1999: 2000: 2001: 2002: 2003:

2004:

2005:

2006:

2007:

2008:

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GLENN JONES 12TH MAN AWARD The Glenn Jones 12th Man Award is presented at the annual spring game by the membership of the Highland Hundred to the Tiger football player who leads through desire, determination and courage. Mike Omar (TE) Keith Mutters (LB) Joe Hennelly (DB) Dennis Borcky (DE)

2001: 2002: 2003: 2004: 2005: 2006: 2007: 2008:

Ted Gatewood (C) Marvin Cox (RB) Rick Fredette (NG) Marvin Cox (RB) David Garaffa (LB) Mike Davis (LB) James Logan (DE) Marquis Bowling (DE) Pat Stiles (LB) Jeff Bazemore (WR) Marcus Jack (RB), Rodney Lanctot (DE) Marcus Jack (RB) Lou Esposito (OG), DeMorrio Shank (LB) Wade Smith (OT), DeMorrio Shank (ILB), Glenn Sumter (SS) Jeff Cameron (TE), Treveco Lucas (DE) Danny Wimprine (QB), Eric Taylor (DT), Kenyun Glover (DT)) Danny Wimprine (QB), Darron White (WR), Albert Means (DT), Scott Vogel (DB) DeAngelo Williams (RB), Marcus West (DL) Wesley Smith (FS), Joseph Doss (RB) Joseph Doss (RB), Brandon Pearce (OL), Jake Kasser (LB) Philip Beliles (C), Clinton McDonald (DL) Curtis Steele (RB), Steven Turner (DL), Charlie Bryant (DL)

1996: 1997: 1998: 1999: 2000: 2001: 2002: 2003: 2004: 2005: 2006: 2007: 2008:

M CLUB HALL OF FAME 1974: 1975: 1976:

1977:

CHRIS FAROS AWARD This award is presented each spring to the player, selected by the current coaching staff, who has shown the most improvement during spring practice. It honors former Tiger offensive coordinator Chris Faros. 1984: 1985: 1986: 1987: 1988: 1989: 1990: 1991: 1992: 1993: 1994: 1995: 1996: 1997: 1998: 1999: 2000: 2001: 2002: 2003: 2004: 2005: 2006: 2007: 2008: 2009:

Dwight Blalock (TE) Nathan Beason (NG) Andy Whitwell (QB) Gerald White (RB) John Norman (RB) Lee Butler (TE), Lish Trice (DT) Leon Bosby (FB), Chris Michael (DB) Larry Porter (RB) Tony Semple (OT) Jesse Allen (LB) Al Dawkins (FB) Kerry Cobb (TE) Andre Woods (RB), Britton Wilkins (LB) Tavares Middlebrooks (OT) , Michael Boatman (LB) Caspor Stiles (LB), Chris Powers (C), Austin O’Dell (OL), Kosha Irby (DB) Chance Nesbitt (WR), Andre Arnold (DE) Darche’ Epting (FB), Glenn Sumter (SS) Bunkie Perkins (WR), Eric Taylor (DT) Andrew Handy (OG), Darren Garcia (WR), Scott Vogel (DB) Tavarious Davis (WR), Gene Frederic (C Will Hyden (LB) Blake Butler (OT), Willie Henderson (OG) Tim Goodwell (LB), David McNair (DE) Mario Pratcher (WR), Rubio Phillips (DL) Rod Smith (S) Michael Grandberry (WR), Brett Russell (TE), Brandon Patterson (FS) Dominik Riley (OL), Jada Brown (DL) Brent Todd (OL), Steven Black (WR), Deante’ Lamar (DB) Cam Baker (WR), Frank Trotter (DL)

Rodney Lanctot (LB), Crescent City (FL) HS Stephen Galbraith (QB), Marietta (GA) HS Roberto Young (OLB), CBCHS (MO) HS Casey Rooney (WR), West (IA) HS Kenyun Glover (DT), Overton HS Jeremiah Bonds (RB), J.O. Johnson (AL) HS Rusty Clayton (DS/C), Oak Grove (MS) HS Derek Clenin (DB), MUS Brandon Patterson (DB), Germantown HS Paul Edwards (OL), McKenzie HS Matt Reagan (K), Bearden HS Michael Antonescu (OL), Ridgeland(MS) HS Brandon Ross (RB), Auburn (AL) HS

1978: 1979: 1980: 1981: 1982: 1983:

1984: 1985: 1986:

Sam Johnson (T), 1927-30 Ed Thompson (C), 1928-31 Gene Fulghum (T), 1926-29 Frank Magoffin (T), 1928-31 “Skeeter” Ellis (RB), 1937-38 Andy Nelson (DB), 1954-57 Bill Robertson (E), 1947-50 Paul Hicks (FB), 1938-40 Haggard Cherry (QB), 1938-40 Jimmy Cole (RB), 1950-54 Sam Hindsman (E), 1938-41 Dr. C.C.Humphreys (Coach), 1939-41 Ralph Hatley (Coach), 1947-57 Tom Nix (T), 1949-51 Keith White (RB), 1947-50 Bob Patterson (OG), 1952-55 James Earl Wright (QB), 1959-61 A.Eugene Smith (Trainer), 1960-79 John Bramlett (LB), 1959-62 Roland McMackin (E), 1937-38 Andrew Porter (T), 1929-32 Harry Schuh (OT), 1961-64 Andy Settles (C), 1947-48 Doug Mayo (G), 1937-38 Billy J.Murphy (Coach), 1958-71 Dave Casinelli (FB), 1960-63 Bob Ford (E), 1951-55 Russell Vollmer (QB), 1960-64 George Zarecor (T), 1937-38 Henry Evans (RB), 1926-30 Bill Hudson (T), 1959-62 Preston Watts (RB), 1940-42 Billy Fletcher (QB), 1962-65 Alex Williams (FB), 1949-50 Charlie Babb (DB), 1969-71 Leo Davis (Coach), 1947-50 Elmer Vaughn (QB), 1936-38

REX DOCKERY MEMORIAL AWARD Friends of Rex Dockery established a memorial award to honor the late football coach. Each year, the Rex Dockery Memorial Award is presented to an incoming Tiger football signee who exemplifies the football ideals of Dockery. 1984: 1985: 1986: 1987: 1988: 1989: 1990: 1991: 1992: 1993: 1994: 1995:

James Cribbs (DT), Hamilton HS Adrian Harrod (DT), ECS Wilson Neely (LB), Hamilton HS Clark Stevenson (C), Elliston HS James Maclin (OG), Covington HS Jeff King (OG), Hueytown (AL) HS Fred Archie (RB), Shaw (AL) HS Joel Peschke (TE), Milford (OH) HS Britton Wilkins (LB), ECS Steve Wilson (DL), Theodore (AL) HS Jeran Burns (WR), South Side HS Jason Harris (QB), Whitehaven HS

1983 M Club Hall of Famer Rus s e l l Vo l m e r w a s a n honorable mention pick on the A s s o c i a t e d P r e s s All-America team in 1963.

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1987: 1988: 1989: 1990: 1991: 1992: 1993: 1994: 1995: 1996: 1997: 1998: 1999: 2000:

HISTORY

Marquis Bowling (Def. Lineman of the Year) Jeff Bazemore (Special Teams) Gerard Arnold (RB), Overall MVP Chris Powers (OL) T.J. Fryer (DL) Ryan White (Special Teams) Gerard Arnold (RB) Tramont Lawless (DE) Joe Rocconi (Special Teams) Billy Kendall (TE) Kamal Shakir (LB) Ryan Johnson (Special Teams) Bunkie Perkins (WR) Glenn Sumter (DB) Ryan Johnson (Special Teams) Danny Wimprine (QB) Tony Brown (DT) Robert Douglas (Special Teams) DeAngelo Williams (RB) Gene Frederic (C) Derrick Ballard (DB) Coot Terry (OLB) Will Hyden (LB) Greg Harper (LB) Eric Taylor (DT) Treveco Lucas (DE) Rusty Clayton (DS) Special Teams Player of the Year DeAngelo Williams (RB) Offensive Player of the Year Albert Means (NG) Defensive Player of the Year Stephen Gostkowski (K) Special Teams Player of the Year Gene Frederic (C) Offensive Lineman of the Year Brian Davis, Haracio Colen, Charles Davis Scout Team Players of the Year DeAngelo Williams (RB) & Maurice Avery (WR) Co-Offensive Player of the Year Marcus West (DL) Defensive Player of the Year Stephen Gostkowski (K) & Michael Gibson (P) Co-Special Teams Player of the Year Andrew Handy (OG) & John Doucette (TE) Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year T.J. Pitts, Miguel Barnes, Carson Hunter Scout Team Players of the Year Duke Calhoun (WR) Offensive Player of the Year Brandon McDonald (DB) & Greg Terrell (DL) Co-Defensive Player of the Year Michael Gibson (P) & Rusty Clayton (DS) Co-Special Teams Player of the Year Blake Butler (OL) Offensive Lineman of the Year Brandon Hunt, Henry Harris, Jeremy Longstreet, John Hill Scout Team Players of the Year Martin Hankins (QB) Offensive Player of the Year Clinton McDonald (DL) & LaKeitharun Ford (DB) Co-Defensive Player of the Year Michael Grandberry (KR) Special Teams Player of the Year Andy Smith (OL) Offensive Lineman of the Year Curtis Steele, John Hill, Charlie Bryant Scout Team Players of the Year Curtis Steele (RB) Offensive Player of the Year Greg Jackson (LB) Defensive Player of the Year Brent Sutherland (P) Special Teams Player of the Year Philip Beliles (C), Brandon Pearce (OL) Co-Off. Linemen of the Year Robbie Hardie, Curtis Johnson, Derrick Odom, Tommy Walker Scout Team Players of the Year


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1988: 1989: 1990: 1991:

1992: 1993:

1994:

1995:

1996:

1997:

1998:

1999:

2000: 2001: 2002: 2003: 2004:

2005:

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“Skeeter” Gowen (RB), 1969-71 Kenneth Barker (RB), 1940-41 Percy Roberts (G), 1949-52 Cliff Taylor (FB), 1970-73 Bob Rush (C), 1973-76 Alex Moore (OG), 1950-53 Calvin Allen (OG), 1947-50 Keith Butler (LB), 1974-77 Chuck Brooks (TE), 1961-64 Fred Medling (G), 1947-49 Earnest Gray (WR), 1975-78 Eric Harris (DB), 1973-76 John Lee (E), 1956-59 Keith Wright (WR), 1974-77 Cotton Clifford (OL), 1951-56 Bubba Winkler (NG), 1964-67 John Cronin (C), 1961-63 Bob Finamore (DT), (1961-64 Paul Haynes (B), 1947-48 Doug Woodlief (LB), 1963-64 Terdell Middleton (RB), 1974-76 Jim Enoch (OL), 1938 Dick Quast (NG), 1962-63 Will Renfro (E), 1951-54 Ed Taylor (DB), 1972-73 Roland Eveland (B), 1950-52 Lou McLelland (E), 1949-51 “Red” Brewer (B), 1950-51 Richard Coady (C), 1964-66 Ollie Keller (QB), 1952-53 Frank Mawyer (E), 1949-50, 53 Lloyd Patterson (QB), 1975-78 Joe Billings (OL), 1952-55 Grover Lipe (OL), 1948-50 Jerry Christopher (E), 1953-56 Hugh Hathcock (OL), 1950-53 David Berrong (DB), 1967-69 Steve Jaggard (DB), 1968-69 Bob Henderson (OL), 1953-56 Elmer Ray (QB), 1947-50 John Barnhill (OL), 1923-24 Dr. Bill Burkett (E), 1948-50 Stan Davis (WR), 1969-72 John Jumbo Evans (OL), 1960-65 Milton Mayo (E), 1934-37 Ralph Messer (B), 1949-52 Bob Parker (OL), 1967-69 Bob Sherlag (WR), 1962-66 Jerry Todd (DB), 1967-69 Joe Allison (K), 1990-93 Murray Armstrong (Coach), 1961-95 Dennis Biodrowski (OL), 1959-62 Bob Brooks (FB), 1954-56 Scott Dill (OT), 1984-87 Nick Pappas (WB), 1965-68 John Fred Robilio (NT), 1960-63 Ed Weldon (RB), 1960-63 Dave Hathcock (DB), 1960-63 Richard Adragna (DT), 1959-62 Danny Sparkman (QB), 1983-85 Frank Massa (RB), 1956-57 Paul Hathcock (DT), 1958-59 Don McKinnon (OT), 1957-60 Steve Matthews (QB), 1992-93 Ray Jamieson (FB), 1968-70 Bobby Russell (DE), 1969-71 Greg Montgomery (NT), 1979-83 John Griffin (RB/WR), 1959-62 Bill Crumby (DB), 1977 Larry McGhee (OL), 1968-70 Jay McCoy (TB/FB/K), 1968-70 Danny Pierce (QB), 1968-69 Russell Copeland (WR), 1989-92 Danton Barto (LB), 1990-93 Larry Porter (RB), 1990-93 Don Coffey (WR), 1958-61 Tim Harris (DL), 1981-85

PHI SIGMA KAPPA ACADEMIC AWARD Presented by the brothers of Phi Sigma Kappa to the football scholar-athlete who attained the highest GPA for the previous year. 1974: 1975: 1976: 1977: 1978: 1979: 1980: 1981:

1973: 1976: 1978: 1979: 1980: 1981: 1982:

Cliff Taylor (FB) Bob Rush (C) Earnest Gray (WR) Keith Clark (DE) Todd Ondra (LB) Ken DeFeo (C) Anthony Carter (DB)

Jim Mincey (DB) Bob Orians (DB) Bob Orians (DB) Bob Orians (DB) Jarvis Greer (DB) Johnny Ray (DB) Johnny Ray (DB) Johnny Ray (DB)

BILLY J. MURPHY AWARD This award is presented each year to a former Memphis athlete who has excelled in their chosen profession after graduation. 1981: 1982: 1983: 1984: 1985: 1986: 1987: 1988: 1989: 1990: 1991: 1992: 1993: 1994: 1995: 1996: 1997: 1998: 1999: 2000: 2001: 2002: 2003: 2004: 2005: 2006: 2007: 2008:

Miller Matthews, football Tom Wallace, football Al Brown, coach Harold Sterling, football Don Coffey, football Don McKinnon, football Ed Randolph, football Elmer Ray, football George Sneed, football Ralph Messer, football John Bramlett, football Jim “Red” Hoggart, football/coach Geddes Self, football Joseph Clayton, football Bob Stephenson, coach Wayne Armstrong, football Tom Nix, football Billy Fletcher, football Bill Gidden, football Col. Haywood Smith, baseball John Cobb, football Glenn Rogers Sr., football Carlton Henley, football Bill Garner, golf Paul Mann, basketball Dr. Steve Ballard, basketball Pete Scatamacchia, football Barbara Whitaker, volleyball Dwight Boyd, basketball Billy Raymond Farmer, football

RALPH HATLEY SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD The Ralph Hatley Award is presented annually to an incoming freshman football player who plans a career in the field of health, physical education or recreation. 1996: 1997: 1998: 1999: 2000: 2001: 2002: 2003: 2004: 2005: 2006: 2007: 2008:

Damien Dodson (WR) Josh Eargle (DT) Keydrin Ward (DB) Ryan Johnson (WR) Jeremiah Bonds (RB) Marcus West (DE) Tim Goodwell (LB) Mike Snyder (LB) Ryan Williams (DL) Carlos Singleton (WR) Josh Weaver (DL) Tommy Walker (DL) Curtis Johnson (WR)

TOP TIGER AWARD

M CLUB ATHLETE OF THE YEAR In the past, the M Club Letterman’s Club selected an Athlete of the Year.

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The Top Tiger Award is selected each year by head coach Tommy West and presented to the player(s) who has battled back from adversity or has overcome difficult circumstances to return to the field. 2001: 2002: 2003: 2004: 2005: 2006:

Neil Suber (QB), Josh Eargle (OG) Scott Scherer (QB), Jimond Pugh (C) Albert Means (DT), Eric Taylor (DT) Tavares Gideon (WR), Robert Douglas (FB) DeAngelo Williams (RB) Patrick Byrne (QB), Derek Clenin (DB)

The late Murray Armstrong, an ad m i n i s t r a t o r f o r 4 6 years at Memphis, was honored a s o n e o f t h e To p Tiger Award recipients in 2008. 2007: 2008:

Rod Smith (LB/DB), Jake Kasser (LB) Will Hudgens (QB), Earnest Williams (WR) Murray Armstrong (Administrator)

ROLE PLAYER AWARD The Role Player Award is selected each year by head coach Tommy West and presented to the player(s) who understands and excels at his role on the field. 2005: 2006: 2007: 2008:

Taz Knockum (WR), Rusty Clayton (DS) Jake Kasser (LB), Greg Hinds (FB) Will Hudgens (QB/DS) Brett Toney (QB/H), Maurice Jones (WR)

TRUE TIGER AWARD The True Tiger Award is selected each spring by head coach Tommy West and presented to the player(s) who demonstrate what it means to be a True Tiger on and off the field. 2004: 2005: 2006: 2007: 2008: 2009:

Quinton McCrary (LB) Joseph Doss (RB), Wesley Smith (FS) Abraham Holloway (OL), Antonio McCoy (WR), Rod Smith (LB), Sam Brewer (DB) Martin Hankins (QB), Earnest Williams (WR), Brandon Patterson (DB), Dontae Reed (DB) Terrence Echols (OL), Earnest Williams (WR), Josh Weaver (LB) Duke Calhoun (WR), Jeremy Longstreet (LB), Deante’ Lamar (DB)

TOP NEWCOMER AWARD The Top Newcomer Award is selected in the spring. 2007: 2008: 2009:

Steven Black (WR), Tommy Phelps (LB) Jeremy Rockette (LB), Curtis Steele (RB) Lance Smith (RB), Jamon Hughes (LB)

SPRING PRACTICE MVP The Spring Practice MVP is selected in the spring and is presented to the most outstanding players during the 15-practice session. 2007: 2008: 2009:

Duke Calhoun (WR) Brandon Pearce (OL), Corey Mills (DL), Michael Grandberry (DB) Carlos Singleton (WR), Greg Jackson (LB)

BLACK AND BLUE AWARD The Black and Blue Award is presented at the team banquet to the player who displays toughness on the field. 2008:

Steven Black (WR)


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ALL-STAR GAMES BLUE-GRAY GAME 1950: 1961:

Bill Robertson, End Don Coffey, End Bill Hudson, Guard 1962: John Bramlett, Linebacker Fred Moore, Tackle 1963: Richard Quast, Tackle Russell Vollmer, Quarterback 1964: Bob Finamore, Guard (MVP) Harry Schuh, Tackle 1965: Billy Fletcher, Quarterback 1966: Larry Duck, Nose Guard 1967: Terry Padgett, Quarterback 1968: Bill McRight, Monsterman Joe Rushing, Linebacker 1969: David Berrong, Safety (MVP) Martin Orcutt, Tackle 1970: John Bomer, Center Larry McGhee, Guard 1971: Charlie Babb, Defensive Back Dave Pawlik, Nose Guard Mike Stark, Tackle 1972: Al Harvey, Quarterback 1974: David Fowler, Quarterback Van Anderson, Defensive End Ed Taylor, Cornerback 1975: Jerry Dandridge, Linebacker 1976: Bob Rush, Center Eric Harris, Cornerback Eary Jones, Tackle 1977: Keith Butler, Linebacker Keith Simpson, Cornerback 1979: James Stewart, Defensive Back 1984: Derrick Burroughs, Defensive Back 1985: Jeff Walker, Offensive Tackle 1987: Scott Dill, Offensive Guard 1988: Marlon Brown, Linebacker 1989: Tory Epps, Nose Guard 1990: Jeff Fite, Punter 1992: Larry Bolton, Center 1993: Isaac Bruce, Wide Receiver 1994: Marcus Holliday, Running Back James Logan, Defensive End 1995: Jerome Woods, Defensive Back 1996: Marvin Thomas, Defensive End Ken Newton, Center 2000: Marcus Bell, Nose Tackle Michael Stone, Defensive Back 2001: Marcus Smith, Defensive Back Ryan White, Kicker ^ - played in December

Tim Harris, Linebacker Scott Dill, Offensive Guard Reggie Jones, Defensive Back Jeff Sawyer, Defensive End Russell Copeland, Receiver 1994: Joe Allison, Placekicker *Steve Matthews, Quarterback 1995: Ken Irvin, Defensive Back 1996: Jerome Woods, Defensive Back 1997: Marvin Thomas, Defensive End 2001: Michael Stone, Defensive Back 2006: DeAngelo Williams, TB (Off. MVP) Stephen Gostkowski, Kicker ^ - played in January 1988: 1991: 1993:

NORTH-SOUTH GAME 1963: 1967: 1968: 1969: 1972: 1973: 1976:

Dave Casinelli, Fullback Rich Coady, End Alex Dees, End Luis Fernandez, Tackle Stan Davis, Receiver Steve DeLong, Tight End Eary Jones, Defensive Tackle Terdell Middleton, Running Back ^ - played in December

EAST-WEST SHRINE GAME Dale Brady, Wingback Dan Pierce, Quarterback Bob Parker, Guard 1988: Tim Borcky, Offensive Tackle 2002: Artis Hicks, Offensive Guard 2005: Albert Means, Nose Guard 2009: Clinton McDonald, Defensive Line ^ - played in January

CHALLENGE BOWL 1962: 1963:

HULA BOWL 1971: John Bomer, Center 1978: Keith Wright, Receiver (MVP) 1986: Tim Harris, Linebacker 1994: *Steve Matthews, Quarterback 2003: Joe Gerda, Offensive Guard 2006: Maurice Avery, Receiver ^ - played in January

ROTARY GRIDIRON CLASSIC 2001: Kamal Shakir, Linebacker ^ - played in January

PARADISE BOWL 2003:

Tony Brown, Defensive Tackle Mowbray Rowand, Defensive End ^ - played in January

1968: 1970:

ALL-AMERICA CLASSIC 2006: Tim Goodwell, Linebacker 2007: Wesley Smith, Free Safety (game canceled) ^ - played in January

MAGNOLIA GRIDIRON ALL-STAR CLASSIC

COACHES ALL-AMERICA GAME 1965: Harry Schuh, Tackle 1970: Bob Parker, Guard ^ - played in June

Fred Moore, Tackle John Fred Robilio, Tackle

2006:

Michael Gibson, Punter Blake Butler, Offensive Line Brandon McDonald, Safety ^ - played in December * injured and unable to play

CHICAGO ALL-STAR GAME 1961: Bill Hudson, Guard 1963: John Griffin, Halfback ^ - played in August

LIONS AMERICA BOWL 1968: 1969: 1974: 1975: 1976:

Dean Lotz, Center David Berrong, Safety Jerry Todd, Cornerback Ed Taylor, Cornerback James Thompson, Receiver Jerry Dandridge, Linebacker Ricky Rivas, Receiver

HISTORY

SENIOR BOWL 1979: 1962: 1963: 1964: 1965: 1977:

1985: 1986:

Running back DeAngelo Williams and kicker Stephen Gostkowski were the first Tiger duo t o b o t h p l a y i n t h e Senior Bo wl since 1992. Williams was named the Offensive MVP.

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Earnest Gray, Wide Receiver Bill Hudson, Guard John Griffin, Halfback Dave Casinelli, Fullback Harry Schuh, Tackle Bob Rush, Center Eric Harris, Cornerback Keith Butler, Linebacker Keith Simpson, Cornerback Tim Long, Offensive Line Derrick Burroughs, Cornerback Jeff Walker, Offensive Tackle


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RETIRED JERSEYS Since the University of Memphis first fielded an intercollegiate football team in 1912, only four jerseys have been retired. Those jerseys - 8, 30, 83 and 20 - were worn by four outstanding individuals who helped make Tiger football what it is today. The latest jersey to be retired was that of All-American tailback DeAngelo Williams, who was honored during the 2006 season.

CHARLES GREENHILL

Charles Greenhill was called the “most talented football player ever to come out of Memphis, Tennessee.” The multi-talented Greenhill prepped at Frayser High School, where he lettered for three years in football, basketball and track. He played for the Tigers just one year (1983) before being killed in a plane crash with former head coach Rex Dockery and offensive coordinator Chris Faros. A defensive back, Greenhill had 20 tackles that season, including 13 solo stops. Greenhill was also a dandy return man for the Tigers. The 6-2 speedster returned a kickoff 69 yards for a touchdown against Cincinnati and went on to average 29.8 yards per return. Following his death, Firestone Stadium, which was the home field for Frayser High, was renamed Charles Greenhill Stadium.

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DeANGELO WILLIAMS

DeAngelo Williams came to the University of Memphis from nearby Wynne, Arkansas, and became one of the most decorated players in Tiger history. Named to several All-America teams during his career, Williams was a key factor in the Tigers going to three straight bowl games for the first time ever in school history. He rewrote the rushing section of the Tiger record book and finished his career with 6,026 yards and 55 rushing touchdowns on 969 carries. In addition, he caught five touchdowns and registered 723 receiving yards on 70 receptions. Williams played as a true freshman in 2002 and later was named to the C-USA All-Freshman Team. He went on to claim C-USA Offensive Player of the Year honors the other three seasons of his career. He was also touted for Heisman honors entering his senior season with the Tigers, and held true to the publicity ending his senior campaign ranked No. 1 nationally in rushing with an average of 178.55 yards per game. During his storied career, Williams set an NCAA record with 34 games of 100-plus yards rushing, and ranks fourth all-time in NCAA history in career rushing yards with 6,026. He also holds the NCAA record for career all-purpose yards with 7,573. In addition to multiple league honors, Williams also received various national awards and recognition. He was named to the prestigious Walter Camp All-America Team; was a finalist for the 2005 Doak Walker Award; and was the MVP both the 2005 Motor City Bowl and the VP of bot 2006 006 Senior Seni Bowl to name a few. T speedy back was selected by The the Carolina Panthers as the 27th pick e Ca aro off the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft. raft.

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DAVE CASINELLI

Dave Casinelli, who was Memphis’ all-time leading rusher until recently when DeAngelo Williams took the record book by storm, was recruited to Memphis in 1960 from Follansbee, W.Va., where he received all-America honors as a senior in high school. Casinelli played at Memphis from 196063 and ended his career by leading the nation in rushing and scoring, while guiding the Tigers to an undefeated season in 1963. During his first year as a starter, Casinelli led Memphis in rushing with 646 yards on 117 carries. His nine touchdowns in 1961 also led the Tigers. As a junior, “The Bull” gained 826 yards on 173 attempts while scoring 11 touchdowns. In his record-breaking senior year, Casinelli became the first Tiger to rush for 1,000 yards in a single-season when he tallied 1,016 on 219 attempts in 1963. His 1,016 yards ranked him first among all NCAA rushers and his 14 touchdowns helped him capture the national scoring title. Following graduation, Casinelli became a successful businessman in Memphis and Tallahassee, Fla. Casinelli later lost his life in a car accident in 1987.

ISAAC BRUCE 

Isaac Bruce came to the Memphis football team as a wide receiver in 1992. The 6-0 junior college transfer made an immediate impact on the Memphis football squad. Coupled with junior college quarterback Steve Matthews, Bruce helped give the Tigers one of the nation’s top passing attacks. He started all 11 games as a junior and was the team’s second-leading receiver rec with 39 catches for 532 yards and five touchdowns. However, it was the 1993 campaign that caught the attention of pro scouts. The Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., native opened the 1993 season with seven catches for 112 yards and two touchdowns in the Tigers’ win over Mississippi State. He added 147 yards against East Carolina, 109 in a contest against Arkansas State, 108 in the Tulsa game and had over 90 yards receiving in five additional contests. Bruce finished the 1993 season with a school-record 74 catches for 1,054 yards and 10 touchdowns. His 74 catches and 1,054 yards remain Memphis football records and his 10 touchdown receptions is fourth. Bruce was drafted in the second round by the St. Louis Rams in 1994. He played 14 seasons for the Rams and was signed by the San Francisco 49ers in 2008. In 15 years in the NFL, Bruce has amassed 14,944 receiving yards and 91 touchdowns. Bruce’s Bruce s Memphis jersey was retired in a ceremony at Liberty Bowl MemoMemo rial Field Fie on October 4, 2003.

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BURLEY BOWL • 1956

MEMPHIS ST. COLLEGE 32 EAST TENNESSEE ST. 12 Memorial Stadium (8,000) November 22, 1956 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - In November of 1956, Memphis State College received its second bowl bid in school history, but this time University officials accepted the invitation and the team traveled to East Tennessee to participate in its first post-season event. In 1938, the Tigers received an invitation to play in the Prune Bowl in California and asked bowl officials for a financial guarantee to help cover the cost of transporting the squad across country. When the guarantee did not come through, Memphis opted to stay home. In November of 1956, the Memphis squad finished the season with a record of 4-4-1 under head coach Ralph Hatley. Andy Nelson and Cotton Clifford served as team captains that year and helped Memphis to victories in two of the final three games of the season. During that three-week span, the Tigers had back-to-back shutouts, defeating Western Kentucky 42-0 and Arkansas State 34-0. November 22 was a cold and blustery day in Johnson City, Tenn. Not suited for football or any other outdoor event, the day was highlighted by a light snow fall and spitting rain and sleet. East Tennessee State College tallied the game’s first points on a 14-yard pass from quarterback Howard Tippett to halfback Bob Lindsey

during the first period. The point after failed, as did most that day, and the Buccaneers led 6-0. The Tigers answered the ETSC score before the first quarter ended. Bob Schmidt blasted into the end zone from two yards out and following the missed PAT by Memphis, the score was tied 6-6. Neither team could do much to defeat the weather the remainder of the first half, although the Tigers penetrated several times into Buccaneer territory in the second quarter. Memphis even moved

down to the East Tennessee State 1-yard line before a fumble halted the drive. The first half ended with the score knotted at 6-all. It was not until the second half that the Tigers got their offense going. After being held to 6-all in the first half by a battling bunch of Buccaneers, Memphis shook off the effects of the biting cold weather conditions and took charge of the Burley Bowl – which was witnessed by 700 fans on a frigid Thanksgiving afternoon – in the third quarter. The Tigers punched across three touchdowns in that third period to take control of the contest en route to the program’s first ever postseason bowl victory. The first time Memphis received the ball in the third quarter, fullback Bobby Brooks sprinted right up the middle, veered to the left and went 45 yards for a touchdown. And before that decisive period ended, the Tigers also scored on a one-yard plunge by Eddie Gebara and a 64-yard screen pass from Bubba Leonard to Gebara. Andy Nelson took a pitchout four yards for the final Memphis touchdown in the opening minutes of the fourth period. Leonard converted the PATs after the third and fourth touchdowns. East Tennessee’s last touchdown came midway in the fourth period when quarterback Joe Dixon ran in from one yard out. The Tigers ended the season with a 5-4-1 record, while East Tennessee State College dropped to 4-5 on the season.

SCORING SUMMARY Memphis 6 East Tennessee 6

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ETSC (1st) Lindsey 14 pass from Tippett (PAT failed) MSC (1st) Schmidt 2 run (PAT failed) MSC (3rd) Brooks 45 run (PAT failed) MSC (3rd) Gebara 1 run (Leonard kick) MSC (3rd) Gebara 64 run (Leonard kick) MSC (4th) Nelson 4 run (PAT failed) ETSC (4th) Dixon 1 run (PAT failed)

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First Downs Yards Rushing Yards Passing Total Yards Total Offensive Plays Passes (C-A) Punts Fumbles No. of Interceptions Penalties 3rd Down Conversions Sacks By

MSC

14 282 128 410 NA 3-6 4-38.9 2-2 2 6-30 NA NA

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

H a lfb a c k A ndy Ne l son s er v ed a s team co-captain and helped the 1956 Tiger Football team to its first posts e a s o n v ict o r y i n t he B u r l e y B owl.

ETSC

12 158 101 259 NA 7-12 6-30.5 5-5 0 4-20 NA NA

Rushing: MSC-Brooks 1-45; ETSC-N/A Passing: MSC-Leonard 3-6-128, ETSC-Tippett 7-12-21 Receiving: MSC-Gebara 1-64; ETSC-N/A Interceptions: MSC-2; ETSC-0 Attendance: 700 (weather- snow/sleet)


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PASADENA BOWL • 1971

MEMPHIS STATE SAN JOSE STATE Rose Bowl (104,091) December 18, 1971

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PASADENA, Calif. - A hard-nosed defense that caused numerous San Jose State mistakes and an explosive offense that capitalized on those miscues led the Tigers to a 28-9 Pasadena Bowl rout over San Jose State before a sparse crowd of 15,244 in the Rose Bowl. Memphis State, making its first major bowl appearance, trailed 3-0 early in the opening period until a blocked punt by Tom Carlsen, who was named the defensive player of the game, gave the Tigers a lead they would never relinquish. The Tigers received the opening kickoff, and failing to move the ball, were forced to punt from their own 26-yard line. The Spartans drove the ball 19 yards and attempted a 42-yard field goal that fell short and was returned by the Tigers. Following another failed drive, San Jose moved the ball to the Memphis 16-yard line before kicker Larry Barnes connected on a 33-yard field goal. It would be the only time that San Jose State would hold a lead in the game. With 50 seconds remaining in the first quarter, Trojan punter John McMillan stood at his 15-yard line. Tiger defensive back Tom Carlsen blocked McMillen’s punt and fell on the loose ball in the end zone for the score. Hal McGeorge added the point after, and Memphis had the lead 7-3.

SCORING SUMMARY Memphis St. 7 San Jose St. 3 SJSU MSU in MSU MSU MSU SJSU

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(11:01 re 1st) Barnes 33 FG (0:50 re 1st) Carlsen blocked punt recovery end zone (McGeorge kick) (12:28 re 2nd) Harris 9 run (McGeorge kick) (12:14