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University of Memphis Eighty-eight years ago, The University of Memphis began as a small state teacher's college. Today, The U of M is a major center for learning and research. The University of Memphis' roots date back to 1912, when radio was young, motion pictures were silent and William Howard Taft was in the White House. Named West Tennessee State Normal School, the institution's main purpose was to train and educate secondary-school teachers. It became West Tennessee State Teachers College in 1925. Answering the need for a comprehensive school in the Mid-South, WTSTC expanded its curriculum. In 1941, the school's name changed to Memphis State College and in 1957, the college received university status and became Memphis State University. On July 1, 1994, the name was changed to The University of Memphis. The U of M now has some 20,000 students and a campus of 1,160 acres on four different sites. The main campus lies in the center of a wide spread metropolis and combines the convenience of a large city with the atmosphere of a residential neighborhood. South Campus, which was once a veteran's hospital, is home to the Billy

The University of Memphis has the highest academic entrance requirements of any public fouryear institution in the state of Tennessee or the MidSouth. J. Murphy Sports Complex and student family housing. Students and faculty members can conduct environmental research at the Edward J. Meeman Biological Field Station, which encompasses more than 600 acres of forest, wetlands and fields some 25 miles from the campus. The University is guided by the principles of academic integrity, sound management and equal opportunity. With instruction, service and research as interdependent goals, the University commits its resources to the social, cultural and economic welfare of the region through partnerships with public and private organizations. The University of Memphis is accredited by the Commission on

The University of Memphis has the highest academic entrance requirements of any public four-year institution in the state of Tennessee or the Mid-South.

Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, first professional, master's, educational specialist's and doctoral degrees. The University of Memphis offers bachelor's degrees in 50 majors and 70 concentrations; master's degrees in 50 majors and doctoral degrees in 18 disciplines; one specialist degree and one professional degree. The University is composed of six colleges, the Graduate School, the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, the Loewenberg School of Nursing, and the School of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. The colleges are: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Communication and Fine Arts, the Fogelman College of Business and Economics, the College of Education, the Herff College of Engineering and the University College. Reflecting its commitment to high-quality teaching and national prominence in research, The University of Memphis has five Centers of Excellence and 25 Chairs of Excellence. The University has a full-time faculty of over 700. While the University's commitment to education remains its primary focus, the campus also offers a variety of organizations, clubs, honor societies and special-interest and service groups. There are many fraternities and sororities on campus as well as a number of other clubs. Theatrical and musical productions are performed

on three stages at the Communication and Fine Arts Building. The University also has its own art museum. The U of M has recently under taken several building projects designed to update the campus for the 21st century. The projects include the John Wilder Student Services Tower, The Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management, the FedEx Technology Institute, The Mike Rose Theatre, the new University Center Bookstore and the Billy J. Murphy Athletic Complex. The Elma Neal Roane Field House and the Health and Physical Education and Recreation Complex house a wide range of recreation facilities. Since early in this century, The University of Memphis has provided quality education for students as well as service to the community. The University continues to meet the challenges of becoming a national leader in scholarship and research.

Name Changes 1912 1925 1941 1957 1994

West Tennessee State Normal School West Tennessee StateTeachers College Memphis State College Memphis State University The University of Memphis


TheUniversity Times Circle, adjacent to the University Tower, is a gathering place for Memphis students.

fields ranging from molecular biology and biomedical engineering to accountancy, nursing, law, art history and urban journals.

 The University of Memphis awards more than 100 doctoral degrees each year in 18 disciplines. In addition, the University offers master's degree programs in 54 major areas.  The University's Ned R. McWherter Library, provides one of the most electronically up-to-date information repositories within hundreds of miles. Students are able to tap into information stored in libraries around the world. Library collections contain more than 13 million items, which include monographs, periodical volumes, federal and state documents, maps and manuscripts. Holdings include nearly 3.1 million microformat materials and more than a million bound volumes.

University Facts President: Dr. Shirley Raines

Founded: 1912 as West Tennessee State Normal School

Campus: 1,160 acres at four sites with more than 100 buildings

Enrollment: 20,000+

Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. All accreditable programs are accredited.

Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences, Fogelman College of Business and Economics, College of Communication and Fine Arts, College of Education, Herff College of Engineering, Loewenberg School of Nursing, University College, Graduate School, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, School of Audiology and SpeechLanguage Pathology.

Worth Noting  The University of Memphis has five Centers of Excellence dedicated to scholarship and research in education, Egyptian art and archaeology, psychology, earthquake science and speech and hearing.

The University has 24 Chairs of Excellence, more than any other single campus in the state. The Chairs of Excellence are occupied by leading scholars in

 The University of Memphis School of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology is not only one of the nation's leading institutions of graduate education in the field, but also plays an important role in treating speech and language disorders in the Memphis community.  An award from the U.S. Department of Education to The University of Memphis and Southern Illinois University led to the establishment of a joint Center for International Business Education and Research, one of only 18 such centers in the United States.  Students at The University of Memphis come from almost every state and more than 80 foreign countries.  Biomedical engineers in the University's Herff College of Engineering are engaged in research that may lead to the discovery of new materials that can be used to replace diseased or damaged human blood vessels.  The U of M provides state-of-the-art computing facilities for students and faculty use, including two Tiger LAN labs that never close. A total of 24 labs with more than 600 PC and Macintosh workstations and seven "smart" classrooms complement the teaching and research activities of the University.

The ultra modern Ned R. McWherter Library houses more than one million books and is fully computerized.

Notable Alumni Martin S. Belz (B.B.A, 1972) President of Belz Enterprises Isaac Bruce (1997) Player for NFL’s St. Louis Rams Keith Butler (B.S., 1989) Linebacker Coach for NFL’s Cleveland Browns Dixie Carter (B.S., 1963) Television and stage actress Kelly Cash (1987) Miss America, 1987 Robert N. Clement (M.B.A., 1968) U.S. Congressman from Tennessee Bernice B. Donald (B.A., 1974, J.D., 1979) Judge, Federal District Court William B. Dunavant Jr. (B.S., 1954) Chairman of Dunavant Enterprises John Dye (B.F.A, 1996) Star of CBS Television's "Touched by an Angel" Linda Thompson Foster (B.B.A., 1973) Miss Tennessee 1971 & television performer Anfernee Hardaway (1993) Player for NBA's Phoenix Suns Cedric Henderson (1997) Player for NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers Dr. W.W. Herenton (M.A., 1966) Mayor of Memphis, Tennessee John S. Lang (B.S., 1964) writer, Scripps-Howard News Service Bill (B.Ed., 1974) and Nancy Walton Laurie (B.B.A., 1973) owner of NHL’s St. Louis Blues Craig Leake (B.S., 1966, M.A., 1969) Producer for CBS News Holly K. Lillard (B.S.M.E., 1979, J.D.,1982) Judge, Tennessee Court of Appeals R. Brad Martin (B.A., 1976) Chairman of the Board/CEO, Sak's Inc. Angus McEachran (1963) Editor and President, The Commercial Appeal Vickie Roman Palmer (M.B.A., 1980) Vice Pres. & Treasurer, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. Elliot Perry (B.B.A., 1991) Player for NBA’s Phoenix Suns Ann L. Pugh (J.D., 1975) Judge, Shelby County General Sessions Court Jim Rout (1962) Mayor of Shelby County, Tennessee William Sanderson (B.B.A.,1968,J.D.,1971) Sanderson(B.B.A.,1968,J.D.,1971) Movie and television actor Lynda Mead Shea (M.A., 1968) Miss America, 1960 Ronald A. Terry (B.S., 1952) Retired Chairman of First Tennessee National Corporation Charles C. Thompson II (B.S., 1964) Author and producer for CBS News Fred Thompson (B.S., 1964) U.S. Senator from Tennessee Pat Kerr Tigrett (B.F.A., 1963) International fashion designer Robert Wang (M.A., 1975) President of Wang's International Tamika Whitmore (1999) Player for WNBA’s New York Liberty Lorenzen Wright (1996) Player for NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies Dr. Albert C. Yates (B.S., 1965) President, Colorado State University


The Academic Center GOALS OF THE UNIVERSITY The primary purpose of the University of Memphis is to advance learning. Memphis is dedicated first to the traditional ideals of Dr. Joseph Luckey, Director learning by focusing itsattentionandefforts upon the creation, transmission, and application of knowledge. Secondly, it is committed to goals that are utilitarian in (1) preparing students to serve in a variety of professions and occupations, and in (2) providing services to society for improving the quality of life and environment. Through instruction, research, and public service, the University offers a diversity of learning opportunities for the pursuit of knowledge and truth in an atmosphere of free inquiry and open discussion. A community of learning, the University exists to nurture students in achieving intellectual competence, maturity, and self development. ORGANIZATION The University of Memphis is comprised of six undergraduate colleges, The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, The Loewenberg School of Nursing and The Graduate School. The undergraduate colleges are the College of Arts and Sciences, The Fogelman College of Business and Economics, The College of Communication and Fine Arts, The College of Education, The Herff College of Engineering, and The University College. There are also several special programs: Air Force, Army and Navy ROTC; Audiology and Speech Pathology; City and Regional Planning, International Studies and Urban Studies. The Office of Continuing Education coordinates CEU (Continuing Education Unit) credit through conferences, institutes, short courses, etc.; and noncredit courses designed to provide increased opportunities for the people of this area to avail themselves of University facilities and services. Reflecting its commitment to high-qual-

ity teaching and national prominence in research, The University of Memphis has five Centers of Excellence and 18 Chairs of Excellence. CENTER FOR ATHLETIC ACADEMIC SERVICES The Center for Athletic Academic Services, which has been nationally recognized for its efforts by USA Today, The College Football Association, Sports Illustrated, ABC World News Tonight and The Chronicle of Higher Education, is committed to assisting student athletes in earning a college degree. Over the past four years, Tiger student athletes have the highest graduation rate for any public Division I institution in Tennessee, Arkansas or Mississippi. The Center provides an atmosphere of personal attention and encouragement as well as tutorial assistance and academic support. The Center’s services includes advice in all aspects of the student athlete’s academic life-registration, study skills; degree planning; information regarding University programs, and policies and procedures. The Center also sponsors programs and workshops to enhance the personal development of the student athlete. Information regarding NCAA rules and compliance are made available to the student athlete and coaches by the Center. Additionally, the Center monitors the student athlete’s progress toward his/her degree objective. The facility contains: two tutor rooms, each eightperson capacity; two computer labs, outfitted with eight PCs and seven MacIntoshs; three types of study area seating; 16 individually-lighted study carrels; four counselor offices; check-in area; kitchen area for staff and evening workers; director's suite with conference area, reception/ secretary area and assistants' offices. The director of the center is Dr. Joseph Luckey, and he is assisted by academic counselors Dr. Perry Ballard (Football & Men’s Basketball), Jill Gross (Women's Basketball, Women's Tennis, Women’s Track & Cross Country), Richard Jones (Football, Rifle, Men's Track, Tennis & Soccer), and Cathy Horton (Baseball, Women's Soccer & Golf, Men's Golf, and Volleyball). Carol Hartsfield is responsible for Academic Compliance and Brenda Gilmore serves as the secretary for the Academic Center.

TIGER ACADEMIC 30 Each fall, the Center for Athletic Academic Excellence announces the Tiger Academic 30, a group made up of student-athletes who achieve a grade point average of 3.40 or higher. This past year the Memphis football team placed nine players on the Tiger Academic list. The list includes: Scott Scherer (QB), Neil Suber (QB), Ryan Ivey (K), Charles Davis (LB), James Gaither (P), Jason Austin (OG), Josh Eargle (OG), Matt Adams (QB), and Roberto Young. Scherer received an additional honor when it was announced in March of 2001 that the seniorto-be leads the nation in consecutive semesters of 4.0 GPAs. Scherer has made a 4.0 in each of his eight semesters of college. The next closest individual at any level of collegiate football has six semesters. Scherer was named the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete for 2001 and was inducted at the annual banquet on May 13, 2002. Young was honored in the spring of 2002 by being named the National Black Engineering Student of the Year.

Tiger quarterback Scott Scherer was honored by the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame as a scholar athlete in May of 2002. Scherer is pictured by chapter president Ray Daniels.


Life Skills Program One of the newer programs benefitting student-athletes at The University of Memphis is the Life Skills program which is under the direction of former Tiger track athlete Trese Hayslett. The Life Skills program assists the student-athlete in areas pertaining to social skills, resume writing and job interviews, community relations, campus life and peer pressure.

Trece Hayslett Director

The Student-Athlete Committe, a student-advisory board for the Life Skills Program, has sponsored a wide variety of events such as a student-athlete picnic to open the school year, and community involvement projects like working with Habitat for Humanity, Toys for Tiger Tots, Feed the Needy and many more.

Memphis student-athletes join “Habitat-for-Humanity� to build homes for those less fortunate (top) and help gather A-CanFrom-Every-Fan during a Tiger football game to generate food for the Salvation Army.

Tiger tight end Jeff Cameron writes a letter to a Memphis Tiger Club member to thank them for their support of UM athletics.


Liberty Bowl Stadium STADIUM FACTS Capacity .......................................................... 62,380 Surface ............................................................. Grass Location .................................. 335 South Hollywood First Game ........................................ Sept. 18, 1965 Opponent ................................................. Mississippi Score .............................. Ole Miss 34, Memphis 14 All-Time Home Record ............................... 112-94-7 West's Home Record ....................................... 0-0-0 Current Home Win Streak ....................................... 0 Most Points Scored ........................ 69 vs Louisville Most Points by Opponent ............................. 55, UT Host to annual St. Jude Liberty Bowl Classic

TOP TEN CROWDS YEAR 1996 1991 1992 1987 2000 1989 1999 1988 1981 1979 1976

OPPONENT Tennessee Mississippi Tennessee Mississippi Tennessee Mississippi Mississippi Tennessee Mississippi Mississippi Tennessee

ATTEN. 65,885 65,483 65,234 64,187 63,121 59,795 57,523 55,173 53,170 53,166 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 62,380-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 Commission. The Tigers inaugurated the stadium in the fall of 1965 and in 32 years, have compiled a 104-84-7 record in the Liberty Bowl. The stadium features a new “prescription turf” playing surface, spacious locker rooms and a four-level press box, which features a stadium club for VIPs. 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 is the largest scoreboard in the Mid-South. Included in the 1987 stadium renovation are new sky-suites, located on the east side of the stadium, approximately 12,000 new seats, a new stadium club, new lighting system, the new playing surface, a new handicap seating area and numerous concession stands and restroom facilities for the new sections. In 1999, the city of Memphis and Jumbotron entered into an agreement which placed a new scoreboard system in the stadium. The stadium, which is the home of the annual Liberty Bowl game each December, played host to the Tennessee-Kentucky High School All-Star game in 1994. The largest crowd to witness a Memphis home football game at the Liberty Bowl was the recordsetting 65,885 in 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 nation, however, saw Memphis' game-winning drive when CBS carried the final five minutes nationally. The Liberty Bowl has also hosted concerts ranging from the Rolling Stones to the Billy Graham Crusade for Christ and numerous Truck and Tractor competitions.

ALL-TIME ATTENDANCE YEAR G ATT 1965 5 156,389 1966 5 130,524 1967 6 148,934 1968 5 155,379 1969 6 166,902 1970 6 142,187 1971 8 173,449 1972 7 194,222 1973 6 159,081 1974 6 174,172 1975 6 144,453 1976 7 **281,966 1977 7 198,686 1978 6 158,696 1979 6 168,200 1980 6 143,105 1981 5 158,203 1982 6 102,003 1983 5 183,671 1984 6 235,269 1985 6 221,477 1986 4 110,932 1987 6 206,848 1988 6 178,767 1989 6 201,378 1990 6 157,346 1991 6 191,896 1992 6 224,449 1993 5 126,342 1994 6 149,943 1995 5 99,629 1996 6 214,511 1997 6 121,340 6 140,871 1998 1999 6 185,044 2000 6 190,055 2001 6 154,334 TOT 213 5,934,256

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 27,860

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 4-2-0 112-94-7

**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.


The Liberty Bowl

HOMECOMING RESULTS 1926: 1929: 1932: 1933: 1934: 1935: 1937: 1938: 1939: 1940: 1941: 1942: 1947: 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:

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

LIBERTY BOWL RECORDS Best Record: 5-1-0 (1967, 1969) Worst Record: 0-5-0 (1981) Most Points Scored: Memphis - 69 vs Louisville, 1969; Opponent - 55, Tennessee, 1969 Highest Combined Score: 88 pts., 69-19 win against Louisville, 1969 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 - 80 yards by John Bond to Danny Knight, Mississippi State, 1982 Longest Interception Return: Memphis - 91 yards by Bob Orians vs Southern Miss, 1977; Opponent - 99 yards by Izell McGill, Mississippi State, 1996 (intercepted fumble) 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 - 51 yards by Joe Allison vs Mississippi State, 1992; Opponent - Franco Grilla 50 yards, Central Florida, 1990 Most Yards Rushing by an Individual: Memphis 260 yards by Paul Gowen vs Tulsa, 1969; Opponent 206 yards by Ethan Horton, North Carolina, 1984 Most Yards Rushing by a Team: Memphis - 507 vs Tulsa, 1969; Opponent - 430, Houston, 1968 Fewest Yards Rushing by a Team: Memphis - minus 13 yards vs Texas A&M, 1979; Opponent - minus 4 yards, Mississippi, 1993 Most Yards Passing by an Individual: Memphis 335, Steve Matthews vs ECU, 1992; Opponent - 370 yards by T.J. Rubley, Tulsa, 1991 Most Yards Passing by a Team: Memphis - 335 vs East Carolina, 1992; Opponent - 371 yards, Tulsa, 1991 Fewest Yards Passing by a Team: Memphis - 6 yards vs Southern Miss, 1966; Opponent - 14, Southern Miss, 1981 Most Passing Attempts by an Individual: Memphis 44 by Steve Matthews vs Louisville, 1993 & Bernard Oden vs Minnesota, 1997; Opponent - 61 by Marquel Blackwell, South Florida, 2001 Most Passing Attempts by a Team: Memphis - 46 vs Murray State, 1985; Opponent - 62 by South Florida, 2001 Most Pass Completions by an Individual: Memphis 25 by Steve Matthews vs Louisville, 1993 & Bernard Oden vs Minnesota, 1997; Opponent - 35 by Marcus Crandell, East Carolina, 1994 Most Pass Completions by a Team: Memphis - 25 vs Louisville, 1993; Opponent - 36 by East Carolina, 1994 Most Pass Receptions by an Individual: Memphis 10 by Russell Copeland vs Mississippi State, 1992 & Richie Floyd vs Arkansas State, 1997; Opponent - 14, Chris Penn, Tulsa, 1993 Most Yds on Pass Recept. by an Individual: Memphis - 186 by Bob Sherlag vs Mississippi State, 1965; Opponent - 184, Chris Penn, Tulsa, 1993 Most Total Offense by an Individual: Memphis - 365 by Billy Fletcher vs Mississippi State, 1965; Opponent 368 by Marcus Crandell, East Carolina, 1994 Most Total Offense by a Team: Memphis - 659 yards vs Louisville, 1969; Opponent - 572 yards by Cincinnati, 2001 Most Combined Total Offense by Two Teams in a

Game: 1012 yards, Memphis vs Cincinnati, 2001 Most Touchdowns by a Team in a Game: Memphis 10 vs Louisville, 1969; Opponent - 8, Tennessee, 1969 Most Points Scored by an Individual: Memphis - 18 by seven players (most recent Gerard Arnold vs Arkansas State, 1997); Opponent - 24 by Michael Haddix, Mississippi State, 1982, and James Jones, Mississippi State, 1978 Most Rushing Touchdowns by an Individual: Memphis - 3 by five players (most recent Gerard Arnold vs Arkansas State, 1997); Opponent - 4, Michael Haddix, Mississippi State, 1982, and James Jones, Mississippi State, 1978 Most Rushing Touchdowns by a Team: Memphis - 7 vs North Texas State, 1971; Opponent - 6 by Tennessee, 1969, and Texas A&M, 1978 Most Touchdown Passes by an Individual: Memphis - 3 by Steve Matthews vs Arkansas State, 1993; Opponent - 4 by Mike Shula, Ala., 1985 & Jason McKinley, Hou., 2000 Most Touchdown Passes by a Team: Memphis - 5 vs Louisville, 1969; Opponent - 4 by Alabama, 1985 Most Touchdown Receptions by an Individual: Memphis - 3 by four players (most recent Russell Copeland vs Tennessee, 1992); Opponent - 3 by Alama Matthews, Vanderbilt, 1982 Most Field Goals Made by an Individual: Memphis 4 by Rusty Bennett vs North Texas State, 1977; Opponent - 4 by Jim Becksvoort, Tennessee, 1992 Most Points Kicking by an Individual: Memphis - 13 by Don Glosson vs Mississippi, 1983; Opponent - 14 by Jim Becksvoort, Tennessee, 1992 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 Most Interceptions by a Team: Memphis - 6 vs Tulsa, 1972; Opponent - 5 by three teams (most recent New Mexico, 1986) 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

MILESTONE VICTORIES Win 1st 50th 100th 150th 200th 225th 250th 275th 300th 325th 350th 375th

Opponent Bolton Agricultural Arkansas State Union Middle Tenn. St. Tulsa Mississippi Cincinnati Wichita State Mississippi State Tulane East Carolina UAB

Year 1912 1929 1941 1954 1963 1967 1970 1974 1979 1987 1993 1999

Score 13-0 6-0 7-6 27-7 28-14 27-17 14-10 34-10 14-13 45-36 34-7 38-14


Murphy Complex The University of Memphis Murphy Athletic Complex is located approximately one mile south of the institutions main campus and serves as the home and training facility for most of the Tiger athletic teams. Opened in 1971, the Murphy Complex was the first of its kind in the southeast and offer the Tiger football team the ability to practice outdoors on four 100-yard grass fields. If weather conditions were less than favorable, the team could move indoors to the turfroom and workouts could continue no matter the weather.

Mur r a y Ar mstr ong Facilities Coordinator

A spacious locker room for the football team included such amenities as steam and sauna rooms, as well as in-house television and stereo systems. Large equipment rooms, training rooms and weightrooms were available for all Tiger teams that worked out at Murphy Complex. Now the Murphy Complex is undergoing some major changes and renovations. A $6 million facelift has begun on Murphy Complex that will give Tiger athletes a state-of-the-art training facility.


The Murphy Complex

The renovation of Murphy Complex will include numerous new areas for team use. The 25,000 square foot addition will house a new locker room for the football team. It will also include a theatre style football team meeting room, offensive and defensive meeting rooms and individual meeting rooms for position coaches. A new training room will be constructed which will have examination rooms for team doctors, rehabilitation and taping areas and an in-ground, aquatic pool for rehabilitating injuries. A new equipment room will be constructed with an additional laundry room to ease the burden of taking care of the equipment needs of the football, track, baseball and soccer teams.

Murphy Memorial Track

Additional locker rooms will be added for the football staff, the women’s soccer team and for visiting teams competing at track and baseball facilities. A media interview room, video room and storage rooms are also a part of the renovation project. The crown jewel of the Murphy Complex will be a Hall of Fame area which will highlight the careers of former Tiger athletes and will offer the athletic department a facility to host banquets and other function pertaining to athletics.

Nat Buring Stadium Tiger Strength Den

Indoor Practice Facility


Strength & Conditioning The Tiger Strength and Conditioning facility, which is located next to the newly remodeled indoor turf room in the south campus' Billy J. Murphy Athletic Complex, opened in January 1993 and serves each of the University's intercollegiate sports programs. Under the direction of head strength and conditioning coach Mike Stark, assistant coach Lee Yerty, running and speed coach Marcus Santi and several graduate assistants, all of the Tiger athletic teams, except men’s and Mike Stark women’s basHead Strength Coach ketball and the Tiger tennis teams, work on improving their physical conditioning at the Murphy Athletic Complex. Stark, a former Tiger football player, has worked with numerous professional football players, including the Phoenix Cardinal’s Marcus Bell and Michael Stone, Indianapolis Colt’s safety Idrees Bashir and St. Louis Rams All-Pro receiver Isaac Bruce. The 10,500-square foot varsity weightroom is equipped with rugged, versatile hardware so that groups of up to 75 student-athletes can train concurrently with optimal effectiveness and efficiency. Workouts are designed and supervised by one of the Strength and Conditioning staff's certified specialists, and each student-athlete's individual progress is projected via computerized database. The Tiger Power philosophy couples functional, multi-joint movements with fundamental principles: exercise techniques are simplified and performed on an alternating heavy/explosive basis in order to maximize training effects while minimizing teaching and training time (as well as fatigue). Performance based fitness and work quality are the bottom line objectives. The weightroom's equipment upgrade plan reflects this philosophy and includes: 10 self-contained Olympic platforms and power racks; a plyometric/medicine ball area; a complete dumb-

bell line; and a variety of hip sleds, glute/ham sta- broad variations in workload combine the tions, cable stations and other supplemental pieces program's simplicity with a measure of sophisticaallowing student-athletes to perform an unlimited tion. variety of exercises and movements. The modern and spacious facility is also equipped with dressing/rest rooms; is naturally illuminated; and is maintained at a constant 70-74 degrees. In planning the long range Tiger Power programs, Mike Stark works on the student-athfitness needs of Tiger letes are asstudent-athletes on a daily signed to respective basis. developmental levels based on individual ability and training history. For example, newcomers begin with an extensive volume of "foundational" or generalized movements; and progress toward more intensive and The Tiger Weight Room, which was opened in 1993, is one of the finest facilities in the Mid-South. The Tiger Weightroom, which was opened in 1993, is one of the finest facilities in the Mid-South. the spacious Billy J. Murphy Athletic Complex, the Weight Room has over 10,500 specialized Located Located on on the west side of the spacious Billy J. Murphy Athletic Complex, the weightroom has square feet of space and can handle a group of 70 student-athletes at a time. e x e r c i s e s over 10,500 square feet and can handle groups of 75 student-athletes at a time. with each successive phase. T h e actual workout menu may remain fairly constant over a studentathlete's four or five year sport career, however


Strength & Conditioning

IRON TIGER COMPETITION WINTER 2002 (Testing was completed in April at the conclusion of Winter conditioning & spring football practice) Name Derron Parquet, RB Dante Brown, RB Elijah Bell, DB Greg Harper, OLB

Category Ultimate Iron Tiger Ultimate Iron Tiger Ultimate Iron Tiger Ultimate Iron Tiger

Bench 345 375 360 435

Squat 615 575 500 550

Clean 375 365 345 325

Vertical Jump 40" 33" 39” 35”

40 4.35 4.53 4.46 4.58

Jeremiah Bonds, RB Lionel Pieh, DB Mowbray Rowand, DE Travis Anglin, WR Jason Brown, DB Coot Terry, OLB Robert Douglas, OLB Treveco Lucas, DE Tony Brown, DE Scott Vogel, DB Wade Smith, OT Danny Wimprine, QB LaKendus Boyce Joe Gerda, OG

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E.J. LeFlore, WR Derrick Harmon, WR Eric Taylor, DT Chris Cowley, WR Darren Garcia, WR Jimond Pugh, C Shaka Hill, ILB Cameron Essex, DB Tripp Higgins, WR Darron White, WR Jeff Cameron, TE Torrian Lewis Doug Whittaker, OT Jason Johnson, TE Antoine Harden Marcus West, TE Andrew Handy, OG Matt Gehrke, C Andrew Harden, WR Tavarious Davis, WR Henry Washington, DB Kenyun Glover, DT Boris Penchion, DT

Lee Yer ty Assistant Coach

Marcus Santi Running/Speed Coach

Mike Malone Graduate Assistant Coach

Heath Weir Graduate Assistant Coach

Ken Roach Volunteer Assistant Coach


Tigers in the Pros Reggie Howard Carolina Panthers

The University of Memphis has had a long tradition of sending its players to the National Football League, as well as other football leagues that are currently active around the world. Numerous professional scouts attend daily practice sessions at Murphy Athletic Complex to evaluate Tiger talent for the NFL. The Tigers have placed 104 players in professional football over the years and have recently gained the title of “Defensive Back U� for the number of secondary players that are currently active in the NFL. Memphis has seven defensive backs playing in the NFL, including Ken Irvin (New Orleans), Jerome Woods (Kansas City), Mike McKenzie (Green Bay), Michael Stone (Arizona), Idrees Bashir (Indianapolis), Reggie Howard (Charlotte) and Glenn Sumter (Tampa Bay). Memphis has had six first round picks over the years and have had 11 players participate in Super Bowl Championship games. For further information on Tiger professionals including St. Louis Rams All-Pro receiver Isaac Bruce see page 205.

Mike McKenzie Green Bay Packers

Idrees Bashir Indianapolis Colts


Tigers in the Pros

Ken Irvin Buffalo Bills/ New Orleans Saints Glenn Sumter Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jerome Woods Kansas City Chiefs

Michael Stone Arizona Cardinals


Training Room The University of Memphis athletic training staff is secondto-none when it comes to ensuring that U of M student-athletes receive quality care in the areas of athletic injury rehabilitation and preventative care. A n d Ed Cantler Head Trainer now with the new renovation of Murphy Athletic Complex training facility, the Memphis student-athlete can be assured of receiving the best medical attention and rehabilitation available. The Murphy Athletic Complex training room is currently being redesigned and reconstructed with the $6 million renovation of south campus.

The new training facility, which more than doubles the size of the old training room, contains an in-ground aquatic rehabilitation pool which allows trainers to work on rehabilitating injuries without having the student-athlete to support his/or her own body weight. The new training room also contains new doctor examination rooms, storage areas, and the latest in rehabilitation equipment. The athletic training staff uses a comprehensive approach to the injury care and the wellness of student-athletes by utilizing state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment equipment with the latest methods in the care and prevention of injuries.

Head athletic trainer Eddie Cantler, who is in his 33rd year at The University of Memphis, supervises the Tigers’ sports medicine program. Cantler, who has served as the head trainer since 1980, is assisted by two full-time certified athletic trainers, two graduate assistants and 18 students trainers. Assistant athletic trainer Mike Rodrigues is in his first season working with the women’s basketball team and assisting with the football and spring sports programs. Rodrigues has served as an athletic trainer at Mississippi State, and Army and was the head trainer for the Memphis Maniax of the XFL. He has spent two years handling the training needs of Bartlett High School in Memphis, while working for Baptist Hospital’s Sports Medicine Clinic. The athletic training staff is surrounded by many qualified and generous team doctors who are available to the many student-athletes at the University of Memphis. Dr. Barney Freeman, Dr. Fred Azar, and Dr. Barry Phillips of The Campbell Clinic are directly responsible for the orthopedic needs of the Tiger football team, while Dr. Thomas Meriwether and Dr. Arthur Franklin serve as the team physicians. Dr. Allen Sills serves as the team’s neurosurgeon. Tiger athletes are fortunate to have the two largest privately owned hospital systems in the world located in Memphis. Baptist Hospital and

Methodist Hospital offer the finest in healthcare to area residents and handle the care of Memphis athletes. The athletic training staff is one support group that the athletic teams cannot do without. They are responsible for staffing all practices and games as well as handling the day-to-day rehabilitation of injured or post-surgery student-athletes. The goal of the sports medicine department is not only to care for injuries, but to assist the athletes in preventing the injuries from occurring.

Team Physicians

Dr. Barney Freeman Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Fred Azar Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Barry Phillips Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Tom Meriwether Team Physician

Dr. Arthur Franklin Team Physician

Dr. Allen Sills Neuro-surgeon


Equipment Room The University of Memphis athletic equipment staff is responsible for the care and maintenance of all athletic equipment used by the University of Memphis athletic teams. The equipment staff is charged with the proper fitMark Hohorst Head Manager ting of all football equipment to ensure the safety of all of the Tiger players. And now with the new renovation of Murphy Athletic Complex, the Memphis equipment room will grow in size and space and will offer the equip-

ment staff the ability to clean and store equipment in a much more rapid manner. The Murphy Athletic Complex equipment room is currently being redesigned and reconstructed with the $6 million renovation of south campus. The new equipment room, which more than doubles the size of the old room, will be equipped with two laundry rooms to handle the cleaning of uniforms for the football, baseball, track and soccer teams. The new laundry rooms will be located within the equipment room and will effectively cut the cleaning time in half. The new equipment room will be adapted with wall baskets so that athletes will be able to pick-up their basket upon arrival at Murphy Complex and will not have to stand in line to check out equipment. The athletic equipment staff will have more storage space for the safe keeping of Tiger uniforms and supplies. In addition, storage space on-field will be more than tripled in size. The old equipment shed, located south of the main building, has been removed to make way for the renovation and a new five-bay equipment storage building is being constructed south of the Tiger weightroom. The new building will allow the equipment staff to store on-field equipment such as sleds, golf carts and blocking bags in a more secure area. Head equipment manager Mark Hohorst, who is in his second year at The University of Memphis, supervises the Tigers’ sports equipment staff. Hohorst, who came to the Tigers from Arkansas State University, is assisted by 10 students managers. In addition to supervising his student staff, Hohorst is responsible for ordering the uniforms and equipment for most of the Tiger athletic teams. The athletic equipment staff could be compared to a moving company as the unit is responsible for supplying a squad of over 100 individuals on road games. The equipment staff, with the assistants of Armstrong Relocation, transports all of

the equipment, cooling fans, blackboards, film and video equipment, and even golf carts to the Tigers

next road game. The staff leaves a day before the team and has the locker room, stadium and hotel setup prior to the arrival of the team.

Senior Managers Matt Shearon

Kevin Weaver

Josh Croom


Carpenter Complex The University of Memphis Carpenter Complex offers single students and student-athletes a chance to live in an apartment or townhouse style accommodation. The coeducational apartment and townhouse complex was opened in the spring of 2000 and serves as the home for many of the Tiger athletes. The apartment units can house as many as 328 students, while the townhouses have a capacity of 100. An apartment unit offers private bedrooms for four students, as well as a shared bathroom, kitchen and living room. Each bedroom has a private telephone line, cable TV connection, desk, drawers and closet.

Carpenter Complex

The townhouse units accommodate five students and offers the same amenities as the apartments. Townhouse units also have a semiprivate patio, and washer/dryer hook ups. The complex also has gated parking, a community center with fireplace, kitchen, TV and ice machine. The air-conditioned units are fully furnished and have oversized beds. Each unit is equipped with refrigerator, range/ oven, dishwasher, disposal, and washer-dryer hookups. Utilities, local telephone and cable services are provided. There is even a community building with laundry facilities.


Campus Dining The University of Memphis offers the student-athlete a wide variety of locations to dine on campus and a very wide selection of foods. Campus dining areas include The Market Place, the Tiger Den and R.T. Cafe. The Market Place, located in the University Center, offers the student-athlete numerous choices and a varied menu. The Market Place contains Chick-fil-A, The Memphis Market, Orville & Wilburs, The Soup Bowl, Pizza, Pizza, Noa & Zens and the Mexican Market. The Memphis Market offers hot entrees and vegetables, while Noa & Zen’s allows you to create your own stir fry meals.

Richardson Towers’ R.T. Cafe

The Tiger Den, located in Jones Hall, features numerous fast food selections. Included in the Tiger Den are Subway, Taco Bell, Bene Pizza, Create Your Own Pasta, The Southern Cafe, Columbo Yogurt, and Salad & Garden. R.T. Cafe allows you to choose anything from Tiger BBQ to seasonal vegetables, from homecooked meals like your grandmother makes, to hand-tossed pizzas, from deli sandwiches to creative pastas.


City of Memphis Considered the Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock ’n Roll, the city of Memphis’ musical roots run deep. However, music is just a chapter in the history as well as the future of the city located in the heart of MidAmerica. Memphis, named after the capital of ancient Egypt, boasts all the amenities you would expect in a city with over 1,000,000 residents while retaining the charm and down-to-earth feel of a small town. Downtown Memphis is in the midst of a building boom valued at $2.3 billion which is transforming the heart of the city. One of the most visible projects has been the construction of AutoZone Park, the downtown ballpark which is the home of the Memphis Redbirds, the St. Louis Cardinals’ Triple-A club. The new 14,320-seat stadium includes 1,500 club seats, 48 luxury suites and is located at the corner of Third Street and Union Avenue across from the world-famous Peabody Hotel. Downtown is served by the Main Street Trolley. The trolley system, which first opened in April of 1993, currently consists of the Main Street Line which passes near such Memphis landmarks as Beale Street, the Pinch District, Court Square and the National Civil Rights Museum. The Riverfront Loop includes a station in front of The Pyramid and offers riders a unique vista of the Mississippi River. Memphis musical roots can be traced to band leader W.C. Handy who wrote the first blues song

here in 1909, a campaign theme for Memphis mayor “Boss” Crump called “Boss Crump Blues” and later published as “The Memphis Blues.” The sound soon caught on and blues bands filled the clubs along Beale. Young musicians who performed along Beale included Muddy Waters, Furry Lewis, Albert King, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and B.B. King. Where Beale Street meets the Mississippi River is Tom Lee Park, site of the annual Beale Street Music Festival. The weekend-long musical festival is just a part of the month-long Memphis in May International Festival which also includes the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest and the Sunset Symphony. Located just off Beale Street is the Peabody Place Retail and Entertainment Center which is slated to open late this year. The 300,000 square foot retail complex will feature a 21-screen movie theater and 3D IMAX as well as several theme restaurants. Also located within a block of Beale Street is Gibson Guitar Memphis which includes factory tours and cultural exhibits. Also on the same property is the Smithsonian’s Rock ’n’ Soul Museum which includes artifacts documenting music’s past. Memphis’ musical roots also includes Stax and Hi-Records as well as Sun Records recording studios. Stax became known for “sweet soul music” through such artists as the MarKeys, Booker T. and the MGs, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Sam

Riverboats are a common site along the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Memphis.

and Dave and Isaac Hayes. One of Hi-Records premier artists was Al Green. Sun Records’ most famous recording artist was Elvis Presley and also boasted Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Pickens and Johnny Cash among its recording artists. E l v i s Presley’s Graceland is one of the five most visited home tours in America and is the

most famous home in America after the White House. In 1991, Graceland was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Over 600,000 visitors tour Graceland each year. Also located downtown is the refurbished Orpheum Theater which serves as a venue for performances by Ballet Memphis, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and traveling broadway shows as well as the Orpheum Classic Movies series and other concerts. The city’s location makes Memphis a major distribution hub with two interstate highways intersecting in the city. Memphis is also home of FedEx, the nation’s largest package carrier which makes Memphis International Airport the world’s busiest cargo airport in the world. Over 500 commercial passenger flights originate from Memphis International each day. Memphis is also a twice daily stop by Amtrak’s City of New Orleans which runs from Chicago to New Orleans.


Sports in Memphis Whether it’s cheering on the University of Memphis Tigers, catching a Redbirds game downtown or following the touring professionals at the PGA FedEx St. Jude Golf Classic, when it comes to sports, the city of Memphis offers something for everyone. The U of M plays its home football games in Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, which also plays host to the annual Liberty Bowl game, pitting the Conference USA champion against the Mountain West champion. The Tigers’ basketball games are played in The Pyramid which played host to the NCAA Basketball Championship South Region First and Second Rounds in the spring of 2001. A year earlier, The Pyramid was the venue for the NCAA Women’s Mideast Regional championship. The Lady Tiger basketball and volleyball teams have a definite home-court advantage playing in the Elma Roane Fieldhouse located in the middle of the university’s main campus. The Lady Tiger basketball team has begun to play as many as three basketball games a season in The Pyramid. The Memphis Redbirds are in their third season in the 14,320 seat Autozone Park. The Redbirds are the only not-for-profit team in the country. All operating profits are put back into The Memphis Redbirds Baseball Foundation, which funds two youth baseball programs, RBI (Returning Baseball to the Inner City) and STRIPES (Sports Teams Returning In the Public Education System). The Tiger baseball team was fortunate in being able to move over half of its 2002 home baseball games to Autozone Park. In an agreement with Redbirds management, the Tigers were able to play 16 events in the AAA park in the spring of 2002. Very few college teams play in a facility that is considered the equivalent of most major league parks. This year’s 45th annual FedEx St. Jude Classic continues to be one of the longest, continuous running sporting events in the city’s history. The tournament adopted St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital as its beneficiary in 1970 and to date the event has generated over $11.4 million

towards fighting childhood catastrophic diseases. Past champions have included such noted players as Greg Norman, Jack Nicklaus, Fred Couples, Hal Sutton, Tom Kite, Nick Price and Curtis Strange. For race fans, there is Memphis Motorsports Park with it’s four distinctive racing venues. MMP features a ¾-mile paved oval which plays host to a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event in the summer and a NASCAR Busch Series race in the fall. The track’s quarter-mile dragstrip plays host to an NHRA event in October. The park also features a quarter-mile dirt oval as well as a road course.

PGA TOUR, NBA, Nascar, Professional Tennis, Professional Baseball, Ice Hockey, NCAA and more The Kroger St. Jude is one of only nine championship-level tennis tournaments in North America and one of only two in the world to be held in a private club. For 25 years, the sport’s brightest stars have come to Memphis and have voted the February tournament among their favorite stops worldwide on the ATP Tour.

In October of 2001, Memphis became a member of the NBA when the Vancouver Grizzlies moved their franchise to The Pyramid. The NBA team plays over 40-games per season in the city Players like Pete Sampras give Memphis fans great and of- tennis to cheer for at St. Jude fers citi- Kroger International. zens a chance to see s u c h noted professional players a s Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson and Kevin Garnett. Memphis also offers its citizens 10 public and 15 private golf courses throughout the city. There are also 230 parks (totaling over 23,000 acres), 17 public swimming pools, 26 community centers, 14 country clubs, 80 public tennis courts and 108 hotels and motels (totaling 13,633 rooms).

The FedEx St. Jude Classic draws more than 125,000 golf fans annually to the city.


Tiger Traditions WHY TIGERS? When the University of Memphis first fielded a football team in the fall of 1912, no one had selected a nickname for the squad. Early references to the football team, tabbed them only as the Blue and Gray Warriors of West Tennessee Normal School. After the final game of the 1914 season, there was a student parade. During this event, several Normal students shouted, "We fight like Tigers". The nickname was born. More and more the nickname "Tigers" was used, particularly in campus publications. But it did not catch on with the newspapers downtown. They continued to use "Normals" or the "Blue and Gray" when referring to the University. Under coach Lester Barnard in 1922, Normal's football team gave a ring of truth to that old student yell about Tigers. The team adopted a motto - "Every Man A Tiger" and went on to score 174 points while allowing their opponents just 29 points. In the late 1920s, student publications and downtown newspapers began referring to the football team as the "Teachers" or "Tutors". The Tiger nickname would return. But not until 1939 was it finally adopted as the official nickname for the University of Memphis.

A BENGAL FOR A MASCOT For almost 30 years, the sideline mascot for the University of Memphis athletics has been the Bengal Tiger. TOM II, the name of the current mascot, puts in personal appearances at all Tiger football games, as well as numerous basketball games. TOM II has also been seen at Tiger baseball, soccer and women's basketball games. The first tiger, purchased by the Highland Hundred (football booster group) in 1972, lived for 20 years and was housed at the Memphis Zoo. TOM died in February of 1992. The story of how the first Tiger cub arrived in Memphis is quite interesting. On November 9,

1972, the baby tiger was placed in a dog kennel in Michigan City, IN, and flown to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. There it was placed aboard a Delta flight and arrived in Memphis at 3:00 AM. C. Cleveland Drennon, an attorney and president of the Highland Hundred, approved a check for $1,500 to buy the animal, and TOM was taken to athletic director Billy Murphy's office for a press conference. In ceremonies at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, the Highland Hundred officially presented TOM to the University on November 11, 1972. The zookeeper, at the suggestion of his daughter, called the little tiger, Shane. Once in Memphis, however, a contest was held to name the mascot. More than 2,500 entries came in to a committee chaired by Judge Harry Pierotti. The list ran from Spook, Sampson, Goliath, Bengo, Sultan, Sahib, Big Cat, Ptah, Touchdown, Sonny, and Shiloh to Bengie Wougie Bengal Boy from Tennessee. Finally, the judges reduced the list to two: Shane and TOM, for Tigers of Memphis. TOM won. During his first few months in Memphis, Bill Proctor housed the tiger in his garage, which was redecorated by the Highland Hundred. TOM was guarded by Proctor's hound dog. TOM II came to the University of Memphis in the fall of 1992 and is housed at his new home at Nixon Farms in Collierville, Tenn. His new home is 3500 square feet and includes two pools, a waterfall, heated and air conditioned den box and has separately, a complete medical facility for his care and upkeep. The young tiger is nearly 500 pounds and is expected to be as large or larger than his predecessor, TOM, who was once the largest Bengal Tiger in captivity at 550 pounds. There is even a birthday party for TOM II prior to each football season.

SCHOOL COLORS The University of Memphis' official school colors of Royal Blue and Gray were selected in the early 1900s. The colors were chosen in an effort to show unity in a nation that was still recovering from the effects of the Civil War. The student body thought that by picking the colors of the North and the South, the school would show a togetherness among all students.

The U of M ALMA MATER Stand Firm, O Alma Mater Through All The Years To Come; In Days Of Youth And Beauty Thy Halls Have Been Our Home. In Time Of Preparation Great Lessons Didst Thou Teach Till Now O Alma Mater, The Stars We'll Strive To Reach. Lead On, O Alma Mater They Sons To Highways, Give Light And Truth Unto Them For All Their Coming Days. To Thee We'll Give All Honor, Our Hopes Abide In Thee, For Thou, O Alma Mater, Hast Made Us Ever Free.

The U of M FIGHT SONG Go Tigers Go, Go On To Victory, Be A Winner Thru And Thru; Fight Tigers, Fight Cause We're Going All The Way -Fight, Fight For The Blue And Gray And Say -Let's Go Tigers Go, Go On To Victory. See Our Colors Bright And True; It's Fight Now Without A Fear, Fight Now Let's Shout A Cheer, Shout For Dear Memphis U. (Yell) Go Tigers Go Go Tigers Go Yea -- Tiger Go!

THE LOGO The University of Memphis' official logo has been redesigned by Craig Thompson, from Disciple Design in Memphis, Tenn. The original logo was an MSU with a leaping tiger coming out from behind the letters. The new logo is an "M" with a leaping tiger coming up over the center of the "M".


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Media Information FALL SCHEDULE 2002 Sun.-Tue., July 21-23

The 2002 edition of the Tiger Football Media Guide is a comprehensive source of information with statistics and historical references for use by the media covering Tiger football. For additional information about Tiger football please call the University of Memphis Media Relations Office at 901-678-2337.

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Conference USA Football Media Day

Monday, August 5 Freshmen Report

Thursday, August 8 Varsity Reports

Saturday, August 10 First Combined Practice

Wednesday, August 14 First Full Day in Pads

Saturday, August 17 First Scrimmage at Liberty Bowl (CLOSED)

Friday, August 23 FanFest at Liberty Bowl

Saturday, August 31 Season Opener vs MurrayState

Press Policies Working press will be admitted to Level 2, where approximately 90 seats are available. Credentials are issued according to the following criteria: 1. Local newspapers, wire services, national publications, newspapers from opponent's area, and student newspapers from Memphis and opponents' schools. 2. Other daily newspapers with preference to those which regularly cover Memphis. 3. Radio and television personnel not broadcasting, but considered reporting (seats may be provided in the stands and locker room access granted). 4. Non-daily newspapers, with preference to those which regularly cover Memphis. 5. Scouts. 6. Freelance and/or non-daily writers may be asked to produce copies of actual publications in which their work has appeared. In some cases, these materials will be required as verification of the writers' status. Your cooperation and understanding is requested in such instances.

Credentials QUICK FACTS Nickname: ......................................................... Tigers Symbol: .................................................. Bengal Tiger Enrollment ......................................................... 20,332 Colors: ......................................... Royal Blue & Gray Conference: ..................................... Conference USA Stadium: ................................. Liberty Bowl Memorial Capacity: .......................................................... 62,380 Turf: .................................................................... Grass Affiliation: ....................................... NCAA Division I-A President ....................................... Dr. Shirley Raines Athletic Director: ................................... R.C. Johnson Faculty Rep. ................................. Dr. Rodney Smith Head Coach: ......................................... Tommy West Overall Record: ............................. 40-41-0 (7 years) Record at U of M: ................................ 5-6-0 (1 year) Offensive Form: ............................................ "Spread" Defensive Form: ...................................... Multiple 4-3 2001 Record: ....................................................... 5-6-0 Conference USA Finish ....................................... T7th All-Time Record: ........................... 387-404-32 (.492) First Year of Competition: ................................... 1912 Bowl Appearances: ................................................... 2 Bowl Record: ...................................................... 2-0-0 First Team All-Americans: ...................................... 13 Offensive Starters Returning: .................................... 8 Defensive Starters Returning: ................................... 8 Special Team Starters Returning: ............................. 2 Total Lettermen Returning: ...................................... 52

The second floor seating at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium/Rex Dockery Field is very limited (90 seats). Visiting radio stations and/or networks are located on the fourth floor of the press box in the visiting radio booth. Credentials are issued to working press only. We ask that the members of the media request credentials at least two weeks in advance. All requests are handled by Bob Winn. Seating is limited and will be restricted to filing press, radio and television representatives needs according to NCAA regulations.

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

Parking 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.

Telephones There are four telephones located on the second floor of the press box at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium/Rex Dockery Field. They are for first-come, first-serve use only. It is suggested that media members order their own telephone lines by contacting South Central Bell at 1-800766-9115 and use Bob Winn as your contact.

Statistics/Services Memphis will provide complete game statistics, including play-by-play, halftime flash stats, complete postgame statistics and coaches' quotes. These statistics are normally distributed along press row and additional requests can be easily accommodated. Statistics are delivered to the radio booths throughout the game. Light food and beverages will be available in the press box throughout the game.

Postgame Interviews After a 10-minute cooling off period, the University of Memphis locker room will be opened to the members of the media in compliance with NCAA rules.

Spotters 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 minium of $35 to be paid at the conclusion of the game. Please call our office in advance and we will assist you in any way possible (901-6782337).

Photographers The sidelines at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium/ Rex Dockery Field are very restricted and space is limited. Passes will be issued only for 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 25yard lines. No photographers will be allowed inside the team bench areas in accordance with NCAA regulations.


Media Information

Practice Attendance Memphis football practices are open to members of the media but we request that you call in advance to set up any and all interviews with coaches and players. Interviews with players will be limited to Monday - Wednesday and after games on Saturday.

The football office telephone number is 901-678-2341.

Important Locations

For ticket information to the University of Memphis football games, call the Athletic Ticket Office at (901) 6782331.

The Memphis athletic media relations office is located in room 203 E of the athletic office building on campus. The AOB is located on the corner of Southern Avenue and Normal Street. Broadcast booths and camera positions are located on the fourth floor of the Liberty Bowl press box. The Memphis locker room and the visitors locker room are located in the south tunnel of the stadium. Memphis head coach Tommy West will conduct interviews in the Memphis media room following a 10-minute cooling off period. There is no interview room in the visitors locker area.

Player Interviews

Fax-On-Demand

Players are available for interviews until Wednesday after practice on game weeks. Please request interviews with a minimum 24-hour notice. All interviews are to be directed through the SID office.

The U of M will put its game notes, stats, etc... on Pivotal Communications' website at www.mediateamlink.com. Members of the media can sign up for free access of the service which is also used by all CUSA member schools, as well as most of the nation's major conferences. Use of this system is limited to media members only. Following is a list of Memphis' document numbers: Cumulative Stats 1831, Game Notes 1832, Depth Chart 1833 and Postgame 1836. You can also access all of the above documents at www.mediateamlink.com and gotigersgo.com.

Ticket Information

Monday Press Conference University of Memphis head football coach Tommy West will hold his weekly football press luncheon on Monday's at 11:30 AM. The luncheon will be held in the Assembly Room of the AOB. Members of the media are invited to lunch at 11:30 AM. The press conference begins at noon, with West and two or more players.

Contacting West The best time to reach Memphis head coach Tommy West is between 11:30 AM and 1 PM Monday through Wednesday.

Tigers on the Web For information on Memphis sports go to the official site of Tiger athletics, www.gotigersgo.com . Please stop by and catch up on all Memphis sports at the following location:

www.gotigersgo.com

ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS CONTACTS BOB WINN OFFICE: 901-678-4150 HOME: 901-753-6441 e-mail: bwinn@memphis.edu

RON MEARS OFFICE: 901-678-2349 HOME: 901-213-1737 e-mail: rmears@memphis.edu

JENNIFER RODRIGUES OFFICE: 901-678-2397 HOME: 901-737-5552 e-mail: jmpowers@memphis.edu

TAMMY DeGROFF OFFICE: 901-678-2337 HOME: 901-TBA e-mail: tdegroff@memphis.edu

IT'S TIME TO ROLL ON THE RIVER...Members of the University of Memphis Athletic Media Relations Office gather at Look Out Park on the banks of the Mississippi River. This year's staff includes: Bob Winn, Ron Mears, Jennifer Rodrigues, and Martha Woods. Not Pictured -Tammy DeGroff, Ryan Powell and Todd Vatter.

RYAN POWELL Graduate Assistant OFFICE: 901-678-2337 HOME: TBA e-mail: TBA

TODD VATTER Graduate Assistant OFFICE: 901-678-2337 HOME: TBA e-mail: TBA

MARTHA WOODS

Secretary OFFICE: 901-678-2337 e-mail: mwoods@memphis.edu


Media Outlets NEWSPAPER

TELEVISION

RADIO

Associated Press ...................... 901-525-1972

WREG TV 3 (CBS) ........................ 901-543-2117

WMC AM 790 .............................. 901-726-0555

495 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38103 ................... Fax: 901-525-1978 Woody Baird, Clay Bailey

803 Channel Three Drive Memphis, TN 38103 ................... Fax: 901-543-2167 Glenn Carver (Sports Director), George Lapides, Mike Ceide

1960 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 ................... Fax: 901-272-9186 Dave Woloshin (Play-By-Play), Forest Goodman, Ron Martin

WMC TV 5 (NBC) ......................... 901-726-0410

WREC AM 600 .............................. 901-578-1144

Commercial Appeal .................. 901-529-2360 495 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38103 ................... Fax: 901-529-2362 Phil Stukenborg, Gary Parrish, Geoff Calkins

Memphis Flyer .......................... 901-521-9000 460 Tennessee Street Memphis, TN 38101 ................... Fax: 901-521-0129 Chris Prybyszewski

Daily Helmsman ......................... 901-678-2192 University of Memphis Memphis, TN 38152 ................... Fax: 901-678-4792 Jason Smith

Tri-State Defender ..................... 901-523-1818 124 Calhoun Avenue East Memphis, TN 38103 ................... Fax: 901-523-1820 Bill Little

Evening Times .......................... 870-735-1010 111 East Bond West Memphis, AR 72301 .......... Fax: 870-735-1020 Todd Brooks

Jackson Sun ............................. 901-427-3333 245 West Lafayette Jackson, TN 38301 .................... Fax: 901-425-9639 Dan Morris, John Denton

Shelby Sun Times ..................... 901-755-7386 7508 Capital Drive Cordova, TN 38138 ................... Fax: 901-755-0827 Wally Wellman, Buck Patton

Germantown News .................... 901-754-0337 7545 North Street Germantown, TN 38138 ............. Fax: 901-754-2961 Dan Moore

Covington Leader ..................... 901-476-7116 PO Box 529 Covington, TN 38019 ................. Fax: 901-476-0373 Jeff Ireland, Richard Vandergrift

The Tennessean ........................ 615-259-8000 1100 Broadway Nashville, TN 37202 ................... Fax: 615-259-8826 David Climer, Maurice Patton

Chattanooga Free Press ........... 423-757-6294 400 East 11th Street; P.O. Box 1447 Chattanooga, TN 37403 ........... Fax: 423-757-6490 Sam Woolwine

1960 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38103 ................... Fax: 901-278-7633 Jarvis Greer (Sports Director), Nick Paranjape, Dave Cera, Carrie Anderson

WHBQ TV 13 (FOX) .................... 901-320-1345 485 South Highland Memphis, TN 38111 ................... Fax: 901-320-1366 David Lee (Sports Director), Marcus Holliday, Matt Stark

WPTY TV 24 (ABC) ..................... 901-323-2430 2701 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 ................... Fax: 901-452-1820 Greg Gaston (Sports Director), Derek Venckus, Michael Eaves

WBBJ TV .................................... 901-424-4515 346 Muse Street Jackson, TN 38301 .................... Fax: 901-424-9299 Noel Glasgow (Sports Director)

WKNO TV 10 (Ind.) ..................... 901-458-2521 900 Getwell Road Memphis, TN 38152 ................... Fax: 901-325-6506 Darel Snodrass, program director

WTVF TV ................................... 615-248-5285 474 James Robertson Parkway Nashville, TN 37219 ................... Fax: 615-244-9883 sports director

WKRN TV ................................... 615-248-7240 441 Murfreesboro Road Nashville, TN 37210 ................... Fax: 615-248-7329 sports director

WSMV TV ................................... 615-353-2231 5700 Knob Road Nashville, TN 37209 ................... Fax: 615-353-2343 sports director

203 Beale Street Memphis, TN 38103 ................... Fax: 901-525-8054

WUMR FM 92 .............................. 901-678-3176 University of Memphis Memphis, TN 38152 ................... Fax: 901-678-4331

2002 AWAY GAME HEADQUARTERS MISSISSIPPI Whispering Woods Convention Center 11300 Goodman Rd. Olive Branch, MS 38654 901-521-9349

WGKX FM 106 .............................. 901-682-1106 965 Ridgelake Boulevard Memphis, TN 38120 ................... Fax: 901-767-9531

WHBQ AM 560 ............................ 901-375-9324 6080 Mt. Moriah Memphis, TN 38115 ................... Fax: 901-795-4454

WLOK AM 1340 .......................... 901-527-9565 363 South Second Street Memphis, TN 38103 ................... Fax: 901-528-0335

WRVR FM 104 ............................. 901-767-0104 5904 Ridgeway Center Memphis, TN 38120 ................... Fax: 901-767-0582

WOGY FM 94 .............................. 901-767-0104 5904 Ridgeway Center Memphis, TN 38120 ................... Fax: 901-682-2804

WTJS AM 1390 ........................... 731-427-3316 122 Radio Road Jackson, TN 38301 .................... Fax: 731-427-4576

WNWS FM 101.5 ......................... 901-423-8316 101 N. Highland Jackson, TN 38301 .................... Fax: 901-423-8304

WWTN ........................................ 615-320-9986 1808 West End Bldg., #1500 Nashville, TN 37203 ................... Fax: 615-329-3246

BOB RUSH .................................. 901-754-3123 Color Commentator 8201 Scruggs Germantown, TN 38138 ............. Fax: 901-754-3123

SOUTHERN MISS

Holiday Inn Highway 49 Hattiesburg, MS 39401 601-268-2850

UAB

The Mountain Brook Inn 2800 US Highway 280 Birmingham, AL 35223 205-870-3100

CINCINNATI

The Westin Hotel 21 East 5th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-621-7700

SOUTH FLORIDA

Shearton Sand Key Resort 1160 Gulf Blvd. Clearwater Beach, FL 727-595-1611

TCU

The Hilton-Arlington 2401 East Lamar Blvd. Arlington, TX 76006 561-989-9717


Athletic Directory FOOTBALL STAFF Tommy West, Head Coach (Tennessee, 1976) ......................................................... 678-2341 Charlie Coe, Assistant Head Coach/Receivers (Kansas State, 1973) ........................... 678-2341 Randy Fichtner, Offensive Coordidnator/Quarterbacks (Purdue, 1985) ........................ 678-2341 Rick Mallory, Offensive Line (Washington, 1983) .......................................................... 678-2341 Russ Huesman, Tight Ends (UT-Chattanooga, 1982) .................................................. 678-2341 Clay Helton, Running Backs (Houston, 1994) ............................................................. 678-2341 Rick Whitt, Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Ends (Catawba College, 1976) ............... 678-2341 Tim Banks, Outside Linebackers (Central Michigan, 1994) ........................................... 678-2341 Craig Boller, Defensive Line (Iowa State, 1970) ........................................................... 678-2341 Tim Keane, Secondary (Arkansas State, 1967) ........................................................... 678-2341 John Flowers, Director/Football Operations (Southern Illinois, 1977) ............................ 678-2341 Mike Stark, Strength & Conditioning Coordinator (Memphis, 1972) ............................... 678-5035 Lee Yerty, Asst. Strength & Conditioning Coordinator (Washington State, 1986) ........... 678-5035 Pat McLaughlin, Graduate Assistant (Dayton, 2000) ..................................................... 678-2341 James Wilkins, Graduate Assistant (American International, 1997) ................................. 678-2341 Jason Robinson, Graduate Assistant (Virginia, 1996) ................................................... 678-2341 Marc Hohorst, Head Equipment Manager (LA-Lafayette, 1997) ................................... 678-2848 Eddie Cantler, Head Trainer (Memphis, 1974) ............................................................ 678-2847

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Dr. Shirley Raines, President (Tennessee-Martin,1967) .............................................. 678-2234 R.C. Johnson, Athletic Director (Iowa, 1963) ................................................................ 678-2335 Kevin Grothe, Associate Athletic Director/Advancement (Iowa, 1985) ........................... 678-2334 Bill Lofton, Associate Athletic Director/Finance (Memphis, 1972).................................... 678-2334 Lynn Parkes, Associate Athletic Director (Alabama, 1975) ............................................ 678-2315 Bob Winn, Assistant Athletic Director/Media Relations (Memphis, 1973) ........................ 678-2337 Bobby Kilpatrick, Assistant Athletic Director/Olympic Sports (Ole Miss, 1961) ................. 678-2452 Melissa Moore, Assistant Athletic Director/Tiger Clubs (Memphis, 1985) ....................... 678-2334 Scott Rabenold, Assistant Athletic Director/Annual Giving (Iowa, 1997) ......................... 678-2334 Fred Stewart, Assistant Athletic Director/Business (Memphis, 1978) .............................. 678-2461 Sally Andrews, Compliance Coordinator (Christian Brothers, 1982 ) ............................ 678-4122 Syra Thibault, Marketing & Promotions (South Alabama, 2000) .................................... 678-4142 Murray Armstrong, Facilities Coordinator (Tennessee, 1961) ...................................... 678-2341 Dr. Joseph Luckey, Director of Athletic Academics & Compliance (Dayton, 1991) ......... 678-2714 Dr. Perry Ballard, Athletic Academic Advisor (LSU, 1991) ............................................ 678-2347 Area Code For Above Numbers .......................................................................................... 901

ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE CONTACT US AT: (Office)901/678-2337; FAX 901-678-4134 Stadium: 901-272-0136

INTERNET INFO www.gotigersgo.com

ADDRESS INQUIRES TO: Athletic Media Relations Office Athletic Office Building Room 203E Memphis, TN 38152

SHIP OVERNIGHT PACKAGES TO: Athletic Media Relations 570 Normal Athletic Office Building Room 203E Memphis, TN 38152

ASSISTANT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR/ MEDIA RELATIONS Bob Winn 901-753-6441 (H) e-mail: bwinn@memphis.edu

ASSOC. MEDIA RELATIONS DIR. Jennifer Rodrigues 901-737-5552 (H) e-mail: jmpowers@memphis.edu

ASST. MEDIA RELATIONS DIR. Ron Mears 901-213-1737 (H) e-mail: rmears@memphis.edu

ASST. MEDIA RELATIONS DIR.

OFFICE PRODUCT STORE Provides copiers for the University of Memphis Athletic Media Relations Office 3930 Vantech Drive Memphis, TN 38115 901-795-8400

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GRADUATE ASSISTANTS Ryan Powell, Todd Vatter

MEDIA RELATIONS SECRETARY Martha Woods 901-678-2337


Dining & Hotels Area Code ..................................................................................................... 901 Memphis Police Department .................................................................. 528-2222 EMERGENCY CALLS ONLY ....................................................................... 911 Ambulance ............................................................................................ 458-3311 Baptist Hospital (Emergency Room) ...................................................... 522-5511 Methodist Hospital (Emergency Room) ................................................. 726-7600 St. Francis Hospital (Emergency Room) ............................................... 765-2180 Yellow Cab ........................................................................................... 577-7777 City Wide Cab ...................................................................................... 324-4202 Metro Cab ............................................................................................. 323-3333 Checker Cab ........................................................................................ 526-5222 TWA ............................................................................................ 1-800-221-2000 Delta Airlines ......................................................................................... 761-5441 Northwest Airlines ........................................................................ 1-800-433-7300 American Airlines .................................................................................. 526-8861 USAir .......................................................................................... 1-800-428-4322 Federal Express Pick-up ....................................................................... 345-5044

DISTANCE TABLE ( Memphis to ... ) Atlanta, GA .................................................................................... 382 miles Birmingham, AL ............................................................................. 241 miles Chicago, IL .................................................................................... 514 miles Cincinnati, OH .............................................................................. 500 miles Houston, TX .................................................................................. 647 miles Knoxville, TN ................................................................................ 388 miles Little Rock, AR .............................................................................. 137 miles Louisville, KY ................................................................................ 376 miles Minneapolis, MN ........................................................................... 907 miles Nashville, TN ................................................................................ 210 miles New Orleans, LA .......................................................................... 414 miles Saint Louis, MO ............................................................................ 294 miles West Point, NY .......................................................................... 1,159 miles

HOTELS (Drive Time From Airport) Adams Mark (939 Ridge Lake Boulevard) (15 to 20 minutes) .................................................................................................................................................. 684-6664 Courtyard by Marriott (6015 Park Avenue) (22 minutes) ......................................................................................................................................................... 761-0330 Memphis Marriott Downtown (250 N. Main) (15 minutes) ....................................................................................................................................................... 527-7300 Comfort Inn-East (5877 Poplar Avenue) (20 minutes) .............................................................................................................................................................. 767-6300 Embassy Suites (1022 S. Shady Grove) (20 minutes) ........................................................................................................................................................... 684-1777 French Quarter Suites (2144 Madison) (15 minutes) ................................................................................................................................................................ 728-4000 Hampton Inn (2700 Perkins Rd.) (15 minutes) ........................................................................................................................................................................ 367-1234 Hampton Inn (5320 Poplar) (20 minutes) ................................................................................................................................................................................. 683-8500 Hilton East (5069 Sanderlin) (20 minutes) ............................................................................................................................................................................... 767-6666 Holiday Inn-East (5795 Poplar Avenue) (15 minutes) .............................................................................................................................................................. 682-7881 Holiday Inn-Overton Square (1837 Union) (15 minutes) .......................................................................................................................................................... 278-4100 Homewood Suites (5811 Poplar) (20 minutes) ........................................................................................................................................................................ 763-0500 Memphis Marriott East (2625 Thousand Oaks) (15 minutes) .................................................................................................................................................... 362-6200 Peabody (149 Union) (15 minutes) ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 529-4000 Radisson (185 Union) (15 minutes) ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 528-1800 Holiday Inn Mt. Moriah (2490 Mt. Moriah) (15 minutes) .......................................................................................................................................................... 362-8010

RESTAURANTS Bayou Bar and Grill (2105-1 Overton Square) ........................................................................................................................................................................ 278-8626 The Butcher Shop Steak House (1/2 block south of Union at 101 S. Front) ............................................................................................................................. 521-0856 Landry's Seafood House (263 Wagner Place) ........................................................................................................................................................................ 526-1966 The Commissary (Barbecue)(2290 S. Germantown Road) ..................................................................................................................................................... 754-5540 Cooker Bar & Grille (6120 Poplar Avenue) ............................................................................................................................................................................. 685-2800 Corky's Bar-B-Q (5259 Poplar) .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 685-9744 El Chico Mexican Restaurant (3491 Poplar Avenue) .............................................................................................................................................................. 323-9609 Folk's Folly Prime Steak House (551 Mendenhall Road S) .................................................................................................................................................... 762-8200 Grady's American Grill (6080 Primacy Parkway) .................................................................................................................................................................. 763-4663 Frank Grisanti's at Embassy Suite Hotel (1022 S. Shady Grove) .......................................................................................................................................... 761-9462 The Half Shell (688 S. Mendenhall Road) ............................................................................................................................................................................... 682-3966 Houston's Restaurant (5000 Poplar) ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 683-0915 Jim's Place East (5560 Shelby Oaks Drive) .......................................................................................................................................................................... 388-7200 La Tourelle (2146 Monroe Avenue) ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 458-1060 Neely's Bar-B-Que (670 Jefferson Avenue) ........................................................................................................................................................................... 521-9798 Olive Garden (2765 S. Perkins Extended) ............................................................................................................................................................................. 365-3473 The Pier (100 Wagner Place) .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 526-7381 The Rendezvous (52 S. Second) ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 523-2746 Ruth's Chris Steak House (5858 Ridgeway Center Parkway) ................................................................................................................................................ 761-0055 The Spaghetti Warehouse (40 Huling Avenue W.) ................................................................................................................................................................... 521-0907


Tigers On Air LISTEN TO ALL THE TIGER ACTION IN FOOTBALL ON WMC-AM 79 The University of Memphis athletic broadcast, which spent 12 seasons on an FM station in Memphis, has returned to WMC-AM 79, the station that carried Tiger athletics for 28 consecutive years. WMC will broadcast all of the University of Memphis football games in 2002. In March of 1999, WMC-AM 79 and the University of Memphis finalized a new three-year agreement with the option for two additional years. WMC-AM 79 bid $240,000 for Memphis' rights in 1999-2000, $250,000 for 2000-22001 and $250,000 for 20012002. WMC-AM 79, a 5,000-watt station located in midDave Woloshin town Memphis, sends out Tiger football in a 100-mile radius. WMC also originates the broadcast to 10 network affiliates throughout the Mid-South. WMC began covering Tiger athletics in 1958, and helped Memphis build a strong athletic following in the Mid-South. Dave Woloshin, a well-known sports figure in Memphis, begins his sixth season of handling the play-byplay for Tiger football and basketball. Woloshin, who is the host for Sportscall 790 on WMC radio, spent eight years as the television play-by-play announcer for the Tigers on WLMT TV 30. Woloshin came to MemDave Woloshin phis 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 ESPN and SportsChannel America and for numerous prep football games of the week. Woloshin has two children, Nathan, age 9, and Jacob, age 8. Former all-American center Bob Rush will handle the color commentary for the 15th consecutive season. Rush, who played for the Tigers from 1973 through 1976, hails from Clarksville, TN. He started at center for Memphis during the 1974, 1975 and 1976 seasons and earned all-American honors in 1975 and 1976. In addition, he was named to the All-South Independent team for three years, was named the M Club Athlete of the Year (1976), first team all-American by The Sporting News (1976), honorable mention allAmerican by the Associated Press (1975 & 76), and was co-captain of the 1976 Tiger football team. Following his graduation from Memphis, Rush was drafted in the first round by the San Diego ChargBob Rush ers and played five seasons for the Southern California team before being traded to the Kansas City Chiefs in 1983. After starting for the Chiefs for three seasons, Rush retired from the NFL in 1986. He is married to the former Patsy Rentrop of Memphis. The couple have two children, Jeffrey, Jr., age 20, and Lacey, age 17. Carrie Anderson, a weekend anchor for WMCTV, served as a sideline reporter for WMC-AM 790 during the 2000 season. A native of Virginia, Anderson provided in-depth reporting on game situations, as well as reports with the head coach at halftime and at the conclusion of the game. Forrest Goodman, a veteran of radio sports, will return for his fourth year season as the studio host for the Tiger Football Network.

All of the replay excitement of Tiger football can be seen each Sunday night on WLMT-TV, UPN 30 in Memphis. Greg Gaston, sports anchor at WPTY-TV, serves as host of the weekly Tommy West Show. West and Gaston discuss the highlights of the Greg Gaston previous Tiger game and show all of the contest's most exciting plays. In addition, the show contains features on current Tiger players, assistant coaches and the University, as well as a brief outlook on the next opponent. The Memphis Football Coaches Show has been aired by WLMT-TV for the past six years. Over the past 12 years, numerous Tiger football games have been carried by WLMT-TV. Gaston has been with the sports staff at WPTYTV for the past five years. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he came to Memphis from Maryland. Gaston and his wife, Mary, have two children, Greg and Gina.

Tiger Sports Properties The 2002-03 school year marks the second year of a new relationship between the Tigers Athletic Department and Tiger Sports Properties, a division of Learfield Communications. Under a five-year agreement, Tiger Sports Properties focuses on the growth of the athletic department's corporate sponsorship programs, assisting with securing sponsors for radio and television broadcasts, promotions, signage and corporate hospitality. Consisting of four full-time employees in Memphis, the local operation is headed by General Manager Eric Buchanan. Buchanan came to Memphis after working at Learfield's joint Indiana and Purdue properties. Prior to joining Learfield, Buchanan worked at ESPN Regional Television at the University of Oregon. Also on the staff of Tiger Sports Properties is Claire Moore. Moore has a great deal of sales experience in the Memphis market having worked in media sales at WMC FM-100 and at WREG-TV. The Marketing staff is made up of Melissa Dunn and Kim Hunt-McNeil. Dunn has worked in Affiliate Relations for Learfield Communications, while McNeil, who was with TSP last year, was an all-conference golfer for the Lady Tigers during the 1990s. Todd Williams is in his second year as an assistant for TSP.

TIGER SPORTS PROPERTIES STAFF

Eric Buchanan General Manager

Melissa Dunn Marketing Dir.

Kim McNeil Asst. Marketing Dir.

Todd Williams Asst. Marketing Dir.


Tigers On TV WATCH ALL THE TIGER ACTION IN FOOBALL ON ESPN For the past three years, Conference USA has had its broadcast of football and basektball contests on seperate television networks. The 2001 season will mark the first time in the league's history that C-USA sports will be aired on the same network, ESPN. Conference USA announced in the spring of 2001 that ESPN had been awarded the television rights for the conference. ESPN, Inc. and Conference USA have entered into an exclusive eight-year agreement which begins in the 2001 football season and the 2001-2002 basketball season and incorporates ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Regional Television, ESPN.com and ESPN Classic. It was announced by John Wildhack, ESPN senior vice president, programming and Mike Slive, Conference USA Commissioner. As part of this arrangement, Conference USA and ABC Sports have reached an agreement to televise future potential Conference USA football Championship Games. The multi-faceted agreement is highlighted by: ESPN/ESPN2's first-time coverage of Conference USA football featuring weeknight games; televising future Conference USA Football Championship Games on ABC Sports; men's basketball coverage Fridays on ESPN and Wednesdays on ESPN2; syndication and network rights for the conference's football and basketball coverage through ESPN Regional Television; marketing rights and more. "We are thrilled to expand our relationship with Conference USA on both the national and regional level," said Wildhack. "Multi-faceted agreements such as this one involving the many ESPN entities and ABC Sports set us apart and allow us to enhance our position as the leader in college sports coverage. Weeknight football and establishing a Friday night basketball franchise are just two of the many fan-friendly elements of this arrangement." Conference USA Commissioner Mike Slive added: "Conference USA is pleased and excited about its partnership with ESPN, Inc. and ABC Sports. This agreement enhances the Conference's primetime exposure in a very significant way. By combining football and men's and women's basketball on ESPN, plus the opportunity to add a championship football game on ABC, fans will be able to watch Conference USA throughout the year on the many ESPN entities and ABC Sports." However, 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 Tiger's first appearance on ESPN occured during the 1983 season when Memphis traveled toAthens, Georgia, to take on Hershall Walker and the Georgia Bulldogs. In 1993, Memphis played a Thanksgiving weekend contest against the Miami Hurricanes in Orange Bowl Stadium. The Memphis basketball team has been seen on ESPN 72 times dating back to the 1983 season, when Memphis played Ole Miss on the young television network. Exclusive national cable television coverage of the conference on ESPN and ESPN2 with 10 games annually (including several in primetime), highlighted by: * Tuesday and/or Wednesday night games * Select Thursday and Saturday games * Rights to a future Football Championship Game for ABC Sports * ESPN Regional Television will syndicate select games and will be the net work rightsholder for Conference USA football. * Pay-per-view rights for ESPN's GamePlan package * Exclusive national cable television coverage of the conference on

ESPN and ESPN2 with at least 19 men's basketball games annually, including: Seven Friday night games on ESPN Seven Wednesday night games on ESPN2 Select early-season games ESPN Regional Television will continue as network rightsholder and regional syndication rightsholder. The syndicated package will include 14 regular-sea son men's games plus 10 Conference Tournament games to local and regional Conference USA markets. * ESPN Regional Television will produce no less than 10 women's games. In addition, ESPN2 will televise the Women's Conference Championship. * Pay-per-view rights for ESPN's FULL COURT package * ESPN Classic: ESPN Classic will have access to Conference USA archives for network programs. * ESPN.com: ESPN will offer expanded coverage of Conference USA action online. * Marketing Rights: ESPN Regional Television will have corporate marketing rights for Conference USA, including the Men's Basketball Championship and a future Football Championship Game. * * * *

TIGERS ON TV Date 10/22/49 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 9/03/01

Opponent (TV) Kansas State (WMCT) 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 Mississippi (Fox) Mississippi State (Fox) Southern Mississippi (Fox) East Carolina (Fox) Tennessee (Fox) at Mississippi State (ESPN)

*also seen on SportSouth

Overall Record: 6-24-0

Result W, 21-14 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, 3-17 L, 3-24 W, 17-10 L, 17-19 L, 10-30


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Media Contacts Murray State

270-762-6814

FAX: 270-762-6814

Press Conf.

Athletic Media Relations 218 Stewart Stadium Murray, KY 42071

Press Box Phone: TBA e-mail: steveparker@murraystate.edu

Football Contacts (home phone) Steve Parker(270-767-0909)

Weekly Press Conf. Wed. Noon

Ole Miss

662-915-7522

FAX: 662-915-7006

Athletic Media Relations P.O. Box 217 Oxford, MS 38677

Press Box Phone: 252-328-4697 e-mail: lrogers@olemiss.edu

Football Contacts (home phone) Weekly Press Conf. Langston Rogers (662-236-3535) Mon. 11:30 AM

Southern Miss

601-266-4503

FAX: 601-266-4507

Athletic Media Relations P.O. Box 5161 Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Press Box Phone: 601-266-5523 e-mail: michael.montoro@usm.edu

Football Contacts (home phone) Mike Montoro (601-579-9573)

Tulane

504-865-5506

FAX: 504-865-5512

Wilson Center Ben Weiner Drive New Orleans, LA 70118

Press Box Phone: 504-587-3868 e-mail: dturner1@tulane.edu

Football Contacts (home phone) Donna Turner (504-733-9208)

UAB

205-934-0722

FAX: 205-934-7505

105 Bartow West Tower 1530 Third Avenue Birmingham, AL 3529

Press Box Phone: 205-250-7379 e-mail: nreilly@uab.edu

Football Contacts (home phone) Norm Reilly (205-936-1793)

Louisville

502-852-6581

FAX: 502-852-7401

Athletic Media Relations 2100 S. Floyd Street Louisville, KY 40292

Press Box Phone: 502-852-6793 e-mail: ajknap01@lluisville.edu

Football Contacts (home phone) Andy Knapick (502-523-2976)

Weekly Press Conf. Mon. 11 AM

Weekly Press Conf. Mon. 1 PM ET

Weekly Press Conf. Tues. 11:30 AM CST

Weekly Press Conf. Mon. 1:30 PM ET

Mississippi State

662-325-2703

FAX: 662-325-2563

Athletic Media Relations P.O. Drawer 5308 Starkville, MS 39762

Press Box Phone: 662-325-3776 e-mail: nemeth@athletics.msstate.edu

Football Contacts (home phone) Mike Nemeth (662-323-7780)

Cincinnati

513-556-5191

FAX: 513-556-0619

309 Lawrence Hall P.O. Box 210021 Cincinnati, OH 45221

Press Box Phone: 513-556-1010 e-mail: Brian.Mccann@Uc.Edu

Football Contacts (home phone) Brian McCann (513-481-5002)

Houston

713-743-9404

FAX: 713-743-9411

Suite 2008 3100 Cullen Blvd. Houston, TX 77204

Press Box Phone: 713-743-0550 e-mail: cburkha@bayou.uh.edu

Football Contacts (home phone) Weekly Press Conf. Chris Burkhalter (281-403-7674) Tues. 11:30 AM CT

South Florida

813-974-4086

FAX: 813-974-5328

PED 214 4202 E. Fowler Tampa, FL 33620

Press Box Phone: 813-350-6225 e-mail: gerdes@admin.usf.edu

Football Contacts (home phone) John Gerdes (813-971-4967)

Army

845-938-3303

FAX: 845-446-2556

Bldg. 639 Howard Road West Point, NY 10996

Press Box Phone: 845-938-3377 e-mail: yr7587@usma.mil

Football Contacts (home phone) Bob Beretta (845-783-6685)

TCU

817-257-7969

FAX: 817-257-7964

Athletic Media Relations P.O. Box 297600 Fort Worth, TX 76129

Press Box Phone: 817-257-7981 e-mail: s.fink@tcu.edu

Football Contacts (home phone) Steve Fink (817-263-4698)

Weekly Press Conf. Tues. 1 PM CT

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A CLOSER LOOK AT THE UPCOMING SEASON ALPHABETICAL & NUMERICAL ROSTERS ROSTER BREAKDOWN SPRING AWARDS HOMETOWN ROSTER ALL-STAR NOMINEES  OFFENSIVE & DEFENSIVE TWO-DEEP


Table of Contents I

MEDIA INFORMATION A look at Media policies & guidelines, maps of the campus & city, and hotel & restaurant information. 2002 OUTLOOK A position-by-position

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preview of the 2002 Tigers, depth chart, rosters and all-star nominees.

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COACHES & STAFF Bios of head coach Tommy West, his assistants, and the Tiger football support staff.

MEET THE TIGERS Bios, stats and inside information on this year's Tiger veterans, walk-ons and new signees.

'02 OPPONENTS An in-depth look at all 12 of Memphis' opponents this season, along with series game-by-game results and a '02 composite schedule.

REVIEW OF '01 Game-by-game recaps, final statistics, superlatives, miscellaneous statistics and key player departures.

DIARY A daily account and historical reference from the past year. If you forgot a particular moment in Tiger football last year this is where to find it.

Credits

CONFERENCE USA A look at Confer-

The 2002 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. Copies of this guide are available to the public for $12 each. The guides can be obtained by writing or calling the Memphis athletic ticket office. Editor: Bob Winn Asst. Editor: Jennifer Rodrigues Photography: Photos were taken by professional sports photographer Troy Glasgow, Mike Spikes, Gil Michael, The Commercial Appeal Photography Dept., Jim Biever/ Green Bay Packers, James Lathrop/ Buffalo Bills & staff photographers for Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers and Cincinnati Bengals.

ence USA teams, last year's standings and results, along with honors and athletes of the week.

RECORDS Individual, Liberty Bowl, and

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team records, along with career leaders, 100-yard rushers, all-time performances, annual team statistics, honored Tigers and more historical information

TIGERS IN THE PROS A look at Memphis' past and present professional players, all-time draft picks and Super Bowl participants.

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UOM 1-2002-03/5.5M EBSCO Media, 801 5th Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35233 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 is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university.

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2001 RESULTS Overall Record: 5-6 Conference USA: 3-4 Home: 4-2 DATE Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Nov. 24

OPPONENT at Miss State (ESPN2) #19 UT-CHATTANOOGA SOUTH FLORIDA at Louisville SOUTHERN MISS at Houston at East Carolina UAB (ESPN+) at Tennessee #6 ARMY CINCINNATI

SCORE L, 10-30 W, 43-10 W, 17-9 L, 21-38 W, 22-17 W, 52-33 L, 11-32 L, 14-17 L, 28-49 W, 42-10 L, 34-36

Away: 1-3 ATT. 45,662 24,053 21,488 39,256 28,668 13,513 38,120 25,462 107,221 23,268 26,395

2001 ATTENDANCE TOTALS Overall: 398,106 (36,191) Home: 154,334 (25,722) Away: 243,772 (48,754)

ADDITIONAL RECORDS Information on

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the Liberty Bowl, the Tigers' bowl history, undefeated teams, coaching records, alltime assistants, lettermen, and series records.

ALL-TIME RESULTS Memphis' season-by-season results since football began in 1912.

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HISTORY Facts and figures through Memphis' first 84 years of collegiate football. ADMINISTRATION An inside look at University of Memphis president Dr. Shirley Raines, athletic director R.C. Johnson, the University, Tiger Traditions, Tiger Clubs, and the Tiger athletic staff.

EXTRA POINTS All-Time Head Coaches --- 214-215 All-Time Lettermen ----------- 217-223 Athletic Directory ----------------- Intro Athletic Facilities ----------------- Intro Bowl History ---------------------- 212 Bowl Schedule --------------- 156-157 Career Leaders -------------- 189-191 Life Skills Program -------------- Intro Defensive Records ---------- 185-187 Fall Schedule --------------------- Intro Final Statistics ---------------- 120-121 Game-by-Game Stats ------ 124-125 Honored Tigers --------------- 198-206 Hotels & Restaurants ----------- Intro Key Departures -------------- 128-130 The Last Time ---------------- 192-195 Liberty Bowl ---------------------- Intro Lou Groza Award ---------------- 197 Media Outlets -------------------- Intro Media Relations Directory ----- Intro 100-Yard Games ------------------ 167 Passing Records ------------ 168-171 Position Roster --------------------- 3-4 Quick Facts --------------------------- 1 Receiving Records ---------- 172-173 Rushing Records ------------ 164-167 Scoring Records ------------- 161-163 Series Records vs '02 Foes105-106 Tigers on Television ------------- Intro Tiger Rosters ----------------------- 8-9 Travel Plans ---------------------- Intro Tiger Traditions ------------------- Intro Two-Deep ------------------------ 14-15


2002 Tiger Preview The Tigers Were Just Seconds Away... When Tommy West was hired as the head coach for the Tiger football team in November of 2000, everyone had great expectations that he would rebuild the U of M’s football fortunes but it would take many years. No one anticipated that West and his staff would have the Tiger team just four seconds away from their first bowl bid in 30 years in their first season directing the program. Entering the final game of the 2001 season, Memphis had a record of 5-5. Bowl representatives from the GMAC Bowl and the Motor City Bowl were in attendance and prepared to offer the team a bid if West’s crew could defeat the Bearcats. With less than a minute remaining on the stadium clock, the Bearcats drove the length of the field and scored with just four ticks left on the clock. Now, with recruiting completed and two new staff members on board, West and the Tigers are ready to begin fall camp and pick up where they left off in November of 2001. Memphis returns eight starters from the offensive unit and eight from the defensive side of the ball. The Tigers incorporated the spread offense last season and saw dramatic improvement in their offensive production. The unit upped its passing yardage, total offense and touchdown production last season and with a freshman quarterback under center, set a new school record for touchdown passes in a season. The defense lost two outstanding defensive backs in All-Conference USA safety Glenn Sumter and corner Marcus Smith, as well as inside linebacker Demorrio Shank, but will build on the return of the entire defensive front, three veteran linebackers and numerous young and talented defensive backs. The class of 2002, which will join the varsity in fall camp, was one of the most highly rated classes in school history, even surpassing West’s first class which included nine highly-touted Memphians. Two national recruiting services, Tom Lemming and SuperPrep Magazine, rated the Tiger Class of 2002 as the number one signing class in Conference USA and one of the Top 50 classes in the nation for 2002. For the first time in school history the Tigers will play 12 regular season football games , including eight Conference USA contests. An additional first includes a Tuesday night, nationally televised contest with Louisville from Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

With the incorporation of a top 50 recruiting class into the list of experienced players returning for 2002, West’s Tigers could well be on their way to the school’s first bowl game since the 1971 season. THE OFFENSE The Memphis offense took on a new look in 2001 and it was one that Tiger fans appreciated. Memphis incorporated the “spread” offense last season and in a matter of a few weeks, Tiger fans saw great improvement and a new, exciting brand of football. The Tigers witnessed their statistics increase in passing yardage and total offense and by the end of the season found they had set a new school record for touchdown passes in a season. T he Quar terbac ks Quarterbac terbacks For the second consecutive season, the University of Memphis will return a starting quarterback from the previous season and for the first time in many years, Memphis fans can be excited because the quarterback is just entering his sophomore season and has three years to continue his magical performance of 2001. Danny Wimprine saw action in the opening game of 2001 against Mississippi State but suffered a concussion and was forced to miss the next two games. He returned top action for the Louisville contest and by the sixth game of the season had earned the starting nod as the Tigers’ signal-caller. Wimprine made the most of his opportunities and began to demonstrate his leadership on the field. The New Orleans native improved from game to game and by the end of the season had passed 1,329 yards and tossed 14 touchdown passes. Both marks, the yardage and touchdown passes, set Memphis records for a freshman quarterback. In the Houston game, Wimprine threw a 73yard touchdown strike to Antoine Harden and fin-

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ished the game with 216 yards passing and two touchdowns. He threw for 208 yards and a school record four touchdowns in the win over Army and in the season finale, Wimprine completed 12-of-21 pass attempts for 295 yards and three touchdowns. His 1,329 yards were the most ever by a Tiger freshman and his 14 touchdown passes tie for the second highest total in school annuals, matching Steve Matthews 14 scoring tosses in 1992. Wimprine completed the 2001 season ranked 83rd in the nation in passing, 50th in pass efficiency, 34th in points responsible for and 73rd in total offense according to the NCAA. With the emergence Danny Wimprine set of Wimprine at quarterMemphis freshman passing records in 2001 back, senior Travis with 1,329 yards and 14 Anglin has made his touchdown tosses. late season switch to wide receiver a permanent move. Anglin worked as both a quarterback and receiver in 2001. With a need for depth at quarterback, the Tiger staff signed junior college transfer Jeff Hilliard at mid-semester and the Texas native enrolled at Memphis in January and participated in spring drills. Hilliard threw for over 1,800 yards in 2001 and led Tyler JC to an 8-4 record. His 1,840 yards and 20 touchdown passes ranked the 6'1, 197 pound junior sixth in the nation among all junior college quarterbacks in passing.

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POSITION-BY-POSITION 18 14 12 13 1 19

Quarterback Danny Wimprine * 6-1 Jeff Hilliard 6-1 Scott Scherer *** 5-10 Matt Adams 6-1 Maurice Avery 6-1 Patrick Byrne 6-1

216 190 180 200 195 185

r-So. Jr. r-Sr. r-Fr. Fr. Fr.

24 22 30 20 3

Running Backs Dante Brown * 6-2 Jeremiah Bonds ** 5-9 Mario Robinson 6-0 DeAngelo Williams 5-10 Derron Parquet 6-0

220 184 205 195 200

Sr. Jr. r-Fr. Fr. Jr.

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Fullbacks Darche' Epting ** 6-1

244

r-Sr.

15 88

Receivers (X) Travis Anglin *** 6-4 Tavarious Davis * 6-0

210 180

r-Sr. r-So.

28 11 13 5

Receivers Darron White * Andrew Harden ** LaDarius Price Mario Pratcher

(H) 6-1 5-10 6-0 6-4

190 191 175 185

So. r-Sr. So. Fr.

81 17 21

Receivers Tripp Higgins *** Derrick Harmon ** Tavares Gideon

(Y) 6-3 6-1 6-3

202 197 190

Sr. r-Sr. Jr.

33 16 80

Receivers Antoine Harden * Darren Garcia ** Von Webb

(Z) 6-2 6-1 6-0

170 180 184

So. So. r-Fr

86 89 43 82

Tight Ends Jeff Cameron ** 6-4 Jason Johnson * 6-3 Marcus West 6-4 John Douchette 6-2

243 255 225 248

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

57 69 57

Left Tackle Doug Whittaker * 6-5 Donald Marshall * 6-6 Ed Hutt 6-4

290 280 270

r-Sr. r-Sr. Fr.

61 75 78 64

Left Guard Eric Anderson * 6-3 Andrew Handy * 6-3 Baki Celaj 6-6 Phillip Walls 6-1

281 285 305 275

r-Sr. So. r-Jr. Fr.

62 67 61 76 98

Centers Jimond Pugh ** Matt Gehrke ** Jon Crews Gene Frederic * Rusty Clayton (DS)

6-3 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-2

300 294 277 275 225

r-Sr. r-Sr. r-Jr. So. Fr.

68 73 65 74

Right Guard Joey Gerda *** 6-6 Travis Triplett 6-5 David Davis 6-4 Trey Eyre *** 6-3

304 300 285 300

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

71 70 53 59 63

Right Tackle Wade Smith *** 6-5 James Corder 6-7 Jeremy Rone 6-3 Bruce McCaleb 6-2 Blake Butler 6-3

266 305 238 260 270

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

Scott Scherer, who worked as a backup quarterback and a special teams player last season and redshirt freshman Matt Adams, the grandson of former Memphis head coach Fred Pancoast, will work as reserve quarterbacks this fall. Scherer started seven games during the 2000 campaign after injuries felled Neil Suber and Anglin and threw for 857 yards and four touchdowns. Adams was redshirted last season and has spent his first year learning the team’s new spread offense. In addition to signing Hilliard, the Tigers were able to land Maurice Avery and Patrick Byrne during the February signing period. Avery, who was twice named the DeKalb County (GA) Offensive Player of the Year, was one of the top 13 athletic quarterbacks in the nation by Max Emfinger and was listed as the number 26 quarterback prospect by The Sporting News. He threw for over 1,800 yards in 2001 and added over 850 yards rushing. Byrne, an all-state kicker/punter from Brewton, Alabama, also lettered as a quarterback and led his team to the Alabama AAAA championship in 2000. He threw for 1,348 yards in 2001 and had a long field goal of 55 yards. The Running Backs Memphis fans worried and fretted about the much heralded arrival of tailback Dante Brown after fall camp opened in August of 2001 but his arrival was well worth the wait. The junior college transfer missed the first 11 days of camp and was put through a crash course prior to the season opener. The big back led the team in rushing against Mississippi State but the following week, during the Tigers’ home opener, really demonstrated his abilities to all in attendance. Brown took the opening handoff against UTChattanooga and raced 62 yards before being pulled down deep in UTC territory. He finished the game with 158 yards rushing and one touchdown. The Georgia native pounded out 119 yards in the Louisville contest and set a Memphis record for touchdowns in a game with four against Houston. He gained 148 yards against the Cougars. Brown finished the season with 902 yards rushing and 11 rushing touchdown. His 902 yards rank as the fourth highest single season total in school history and his 11 rushing touchdowns tie for the second highest total amassed by a Tiger back and the most since Dave Casinelli scored 14 in 1963. Working with Brown in the Memphis backfield this fall will be junior letterman Jeremiah Bonds, senior letter winner Darche’ Epting, who is battling back from knee and leg injuries, and Mario Robinson, a redshirt freshman from Melrose High 3

in Memphis. Bonds, an experience back, gives the Tigers a speedy back who can also catch the ball from his tailback position. He has lettered for two seasons and was effective running the ball last spring. Epting, who worked as both a fullback and tailback in the old, two-back offense, will continue to work as a fullback this fall. He is coming off knee and leg injuries that forced him to miss all of the 2001 season. Robinson brought impressive prep credentials to campus last fall but was redshirted while he learned the Memphis offense. He ran the ball well in spring practice and was the team’s third leading rusher in scrimmage situations. He should help provide depth for the Tiger offense this season. Joining the list of returnees in the Tiger backfield will be Prep all-American DeAngelo Williams of Wynne, Arkansas. Williams was at the center of a major recruiting battle involving Memphis, Arkansas, Iowa and Ole Miss last winter but opted for the U of M. The SuperPrep Magazine All-American rushed for 2,204 yards and 34 touchdowns during the 2001 season. He gained 939 yards in the state playoff games alone and was considered by many to be the top football prospect in the state. Given the lack of numbers in the offensive backfield, Williams should see playing time by the season opener against Murray State. Memphis also added LSU tailback Derron Parquet to the roster in the spring of 2002 but the junior-to-be will have to sit out the season under the NCAA transfer rules. Parquet was listed as the number three tailback for LSU in 22001 and appeared in ten games for the Tigers. Dante Brown’s 902 yards rushing in 2001 ranked as the fourth highest single season total in Tiger football history.. history

The Receivers Gone from last year’s squad are such noted receivers as Bunkie Perkins and Ryan Johnson but the Tigers return seven veteran lettermen, including Antoine Harden, Darron White, Darren Garcia, Travis Anglin, Tripp Higgins, Andrew Harden, Derrick Harmon and Tavarious Davis. Perkins led the team in number of receptions in 2001 with 46 but Harden led the corps in yardage and in average yards per reception. In fact, his 19.0 yards per catch led all of Conference USA last sea-


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son. The Dallas, TX, native caught the longest pass of the season when he hauled in a 73-yard bomb from Wimprine in the Houston victory. He caught 31 passes for 589 yards and four touchdowns on the season. White arrived on the Memphis campus in August of 2001 as a running back from Covington High School, but was immediately moved to receiver. The speedster responded by catching at least one pass in ten of the team’s 11 games and completed his freshman campaign with seven receptions for 123 yards and two touchdowns in the Cincinnati game. White, who was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team, grabbed 34 passes for 422 yards and three scores during his first collegiate season and enters his sophomore year as a starter for the Tiger offense. Garcia has the speed to be a top receiver for the U of M. He caught six passes for 63 yards last year and will be given the opportunity in the fall to step into a more active playing role. Anglin opened the 2001 season as the Memphis starter at Antoine Harden averaged over 19 yards per catch in quarterback but by 2001. midseason began to take snaps at a receiver spot. During the final three games he was moved to wide out and caught his first career touchdown pass against Tennessee in Knoxville. He ended the season with four catches for 95 yards and is expected to become a prime target for Tiger quarterbacks this fall. Higgins is a three-year letterman who like Anglin, had his first career touchdown reception in 2001. The Georgia native scored on a 12-yard pass from Anglin during Memphis’ win over UT-Chattanooga. During his career, the journeyman wide out has grabbed 23 passes for 237 yards. Davis came to Memphis two years ago but was hurt on his first day of practice. He was redshirted in 2000 and made his come back last season. Coming off major knee surgery, Davis caught three passes for 25 yards and one touchdown, that too coming against UT-Chattanooga. Andrew Harden, the brother of defensive back

Anthony and receiver Antoine, has lettered as a receiver and running back over the past three season. The Tigers will have sophomore Von Webb back for the fall. Webb sat out the 2001 season to concentrate on academic work and should help provide depth at receiver. He suffered a torn ACL in winter conditioning and missed all of spring practice. He is expected to be ready for fall camp. Harmon, who has lettered on the Tiger special teams, was move to wide receiver in the spring and could help provide depth for the offensive unit. Another addition to the receiver corps this fall will be Memphis East High graduate LaDarius Price. The speedy Price sat out the 2001 season and concentrated on his academic work. It is anticipated that Price will give UM quarterbacks another surehanded speed receiver. The Tigers’ spread offense will receive a boost from two newcomers this fall. Tavares Gideon and Mario Pratcher are both big receivers who will give the team size and speed. Gideon, the cousin of former Southern Mississippi great Sherrod Gideon, played for Mississippi Delta Junior College and caught 54 passes for over 900 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2001. The 6-3 receiver was recruited by West Virginia and Baylor before deciding on Memphis. Pratcher, who played prep football at Trezevant high in Memphis, is 6-4 and will give U of M quarterbacks yet another big target. Pratcher caught 23 passes for 585 yards and nine touchdowns last season. The Tight Ends Working as both a receiver and as a lineman, the Tigers’ tight ends will have experience and depth in both areas. Senior letterman Jeff Cameron was a regular starter for Memphis last year and despite spending most of his time as a blocker, hauled in 10 passes for 71 yards. When the Tigers went into a two tight end set, redshirt sophomore letterman Jason Johnson was called on to help with blocking and he responded in each of the 11 contests. True freshman Marcus West came to Memphis from Columbus, MS, last fall and played in the season opener against Mississippi State. He was injured in practice prior to the second game of the season and was diagnosed with a broken hip. West missed the remainder of the 2001 season and was granted a hardship redshirt by the NCAA. He spent the fall rehabbing his hip and was able to return to the practice field in the spring. 4

POSITION-BY-POSITION Defensive End 91 48 96 93

Treveco Lucas * Mowbray Rowand ** David McNair Haracio Colen

50 84 92 51

Eric Taylor ** Boris Penchion ** Dierre Carter LaVale Washington

77 79 72

Albert Means * Kenyun Glover * Greg Billingslea

97 87 93 54

Tony Brown *** Shakorr Bryant * Jacob Ford * Willie Henderson

42 34

Greg Harper ** Robert Douglas *

27 55 56 46

Shaka Hill * Vincent Brown Charles Davis Dwayne Mitchell

37 52 41

Coot Terry ** Sheldon Taylor Tim Goodwell

32 2 25

Cameron Essex * Jason Brown ** Brian Davis

8 4 29 45 47

Scott Vogel * Elijah Bell * Lionel Pieh * Wesley Smith Cato Mott

44 31 10 40 23

Derrick Ballard ** Sean Garris * Derron Johnson * O.C. Collins Sam Brewer

38 26 40 5 39

Anthony Harden ** Henry Washington Tristan Thomas * Bo Arnold Olen Whitely

6-2 6-4 6-3 6-3

244 248 230 255

r-Jr r-Sr. r-So. Fr.

283 268 245 255

Jr. r-Sr. r-Fr. Fr.

335 275 245

Jr. r-So. r-Fr.

273 265 215 275

r-Sr. Sr. So. Fr.

223 216

r-Jr. r-So.

244 240 225 230

Jr. r-So. So. Fr.

223 220 210

r-Jr. r-Fr. Fr.

5-11 5-10 6-0

179 170 195

So. r-Jr. Fr.

6-1 6-0 5-10 6-3 5-10

190 200 175 185 180

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

205 180 210 175 185

Jr. So. So. Fr. Fr.

Defensive Tackle 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-1

Defensive Tackle 6-4 6-3 6-3

Defensive End

6-3 6-3 6-4 6-7

Sam Linebacker 6-1 6-3

Mike Linebacker 6-3 6-1 6-0 6-2

Will Linebacker

6-0 6-2 6-2

Field Cornerback

Rover

Free Safety

6-2 5-11 6-4 6-1 6-1

Boundary Cornerback 5-10 5-9 6-1 5-10 6-0

174 165 175 185 185

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The Tigers tight ends will get added depth with the arrival of Louisiana’s top tight end prospect John Doucette. The St. Augustine High graduate was rated as high as the number 10 tight end prospect in the nation during the 2001 season and had committed to Georgia before deciding to sign with Tommy West’s Tigers. The Offensive Line The Tigers lost two of the five starters from last year’s offensive line but can rebuild the line with the return of starting tackles Wade Smith and Doug Whittaker and two year starting center Jimond Pugh. Senior Donald Marshall started several games at both guard and tackle and senior Joey Gerda started five games at guard before suffering an ankle injury. Each of these Tigers give the team experienced veterans to battle for playing time. Reconstruction at the guard spots will begin with part-time starters Gerda, Marshall, Trey Eyre and Eric Anderson, as well as lettermen Andrew Handy, Matt Gehrke and Baki Celaj. Additional help will come from young players such as Travis Triplett, Jon Crews, James Corder, Gene Frederic, Jeremy Rone and William Martin. Smith, who lettered for two years at tight end before moving to tackle in the spring of 2001, is expected to return to his right tackle slot this spring. Smith started all 11 contests last year and played the final half of the Wade Smith season with a was moved from tight end broken hand. to tackle in 2001. Whittaker, a transfer from UT-Martin in t w o years ago, sat out the 2000 season under the NCAA transfer rule. He worked during his redshirt season as a defensive tackle but was moved to offense last October. He made the transition swiftly and became the starter at left tackle for the final four contests of 2001. He was signed to a scholarship at the conclusion of the 2001 season. Marshall, a junior college transfer who signed with the Tigers four days before the start of fall practice, arrived in Memphis in August and became a starter at guard for game one and moved to tackle by

the second week. Marshall started six games during the season. However, he was slowed by an ankle injury late in October and missed several games at the end of the season. Gerda has lettered for two years in the offensive line and started four games at guard in 2001. He too injured an ankle and missed the final three games. Gerda could play a major role for the Tigers in 2002. Celaj, Gehrke and Handy all lettered last year. Celaj and Gehrke both worked on the Tiger special teams and Gehrke also served time as a blocking tight end. Handy, who was a true freshman in 2001, played in three games but has the ability to move into a regular role this fall. Frederic worked as the team’s deep snapper, while Corder was redshirted during his freshman season. Martin, a walk-on from Memphis, has been with the offensive line for two seasons and could see action this fall at tackle. The Tigers were able to sign six offensive linemen with the class of 2002 and one enrolled at UM in January and participated in spring drills with the team. David Davis, a transfer from Itawamba Community College, spent the spring of 2002 working with the Tiger offensive guards and will have a step up on newcomers Blake Butler, Ed Hutt, Bruce McCaleb, and Phillip Walls. Butler is the son of former Tiger great Keith Butler. He was named to the 2001 Associated Press Division IV Team in Ohio. Hutt, a native of Tuscaloosa, AL, was an AllWest Alabama selection as a tight end but will move to an offensive line spot for the Tigers. Walls was a Texas Associated Press 5A AllState selection as a senior and was named to the Texas Sportswriter’s All-State team as a junior and senior. McCaleb is the youngest of the Tiger signees having turned 17 last winter. He was a three year football letterman at John Muier High and should continue to develop his size in college. The Defense The Memphis defense, which faced a restructuring last season, should again be strong despite losing such noted defensive backs as Glenn Sumter and Marcus Smith and inside linebacker Demorrio Shank. The unit should have enough experience returning to again give Memphis a nationally ranked defense. The Tigers played a number of young athletes last fall, including a five freshman defensive backs. With the development of so many young players last year, Memphis could be well on its way to another national ranked defense.

The Defensive Line When Memphis opened the 2001 season, the Tigers had three first-time starters in the defensive front. Mowbray Rowand started a end, while Kenyun Glover and Eric Taylor opened at defensive tackles. Letterman Tony Brown was back at his end spot as the units only returning veteran. However, during the season opener against Mississippi State, the Tigers substituted Alabama transfer Albert Means and journeyman Boris Penchion in at tackle and true freshman Jacob Ford, sophomore Treveco Lucas and junior college transfer Shakorr Bryant in at end. The rotation worked so well that it was continued throughout the season. During the season, Taylor and Glover combined for 54 tackles while receiving on the job training. Taylor was credited with 32 stops and one sack and Glover registered 22 tackles and a sack. Means, who had lettered at Alabama as a true freshman, worked himself into the starting rotation and by the conclusion of the year, had started six games at tackle. Means logged 51 tackles and finished the 2001 season as the unit's seventh leading tackler. Penchion, who has already received his undergraduate degree and is in graduate school, started one game in 2001 and had 26 tackles and two quarterback sacks. Brown placed fourth in the tackle race with 68 total hits, 10 tackles for lost yardage and a team leading seven quarterback sacks. The senior from Chattanooga, TN, was ranked 10th in Conference USA in sacks and now has 13 in his career. Rowand, a converted linebacker, started nine of the 11 games until he injured his ankle in the Tennessee game. The native Memphian had 30 tackles last season and one fumble recovery. Depth at defensive end will be supplied by letter winners Lucas, Ford and Bryant. Lucas, a former walk-on who was placed on scholarship in January of 2002, was the defense’s ninth leading tackler despite n o t starti n g b u t o n e game. Junior Albert Means started seven games last season.

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He had 47 tackles and four quarterback sacks. Ford, a true freshman from Melrose High in Memphis, also worked as a special teams member. He logged 20 tackles on the season. Bryant, who came to Memphis from Middle Georgia College, played through two knee sprains last season but still managed 16 tackles and six tackles for lost yardage. David McNair is a young defensive lineman that was forced to work at tight end last fall due to injuries to Marcus West. He returned to defensive end in the spring and should be ready to contribute this fall. He came to the Tigers from Hargrave Military in Virginia. Dierre Carter, a highly touted defensive lineman from Melrose High in Memphis, will attempt to catch the eye of defensive coaches this fall and earn playing time. Greg Billingslea, a freshman last season, worked at defensive tackle in the spring and could contribute this fall. The Tigers will have the services of three newcomers in the line this fall. Willie Henderson, the prep All-American from Ridgeway High in Memphis, Haracio Colen, an all-State defensive end from Russellville, AR and LaVale Washington of New Orleans, LA, could see playing time early in their careers. Henderson, 6-7, 278, was the object of an intense recruiting between the Tigers and the University of Tennessee. He had committed to the Vols before recommitting to the Tigers. The Linebackers For the past two years the Tigers have received outstanding play from three outside linebackers. The three all shared time as starters during their freshman season and now, as juniors, are prepared to lead the defense. Back for their third campaign are outside backers Coot Terry and Greg Harper. Joining Terry and Harper will be letter winner Robert Douglas, who spent most of his time on special teams last fall. Redshirt freshman Sheldon Taylor will also be trying to contribute this fall. Harper was the unit's third leading tackler in 2001 and was credited with 73 total hits and 13 tackles for lost yardage. He led the Tigers in tackles for loss and added five quarterback sacks. The former walk-on from Memphis recovered to fumbles, both of which set up touchdowns for the Tigers. Terry ranked eighth with 48 stops. Terry had six tackles behind the line of scrimmage and registered one block kick last season. Joining Terry, Harper and Douglas at outside linebacker will be newcomer Tim Goodwell. The Lithonia, GA, native was a first team All-DeKalb County selection as both a junior and senior. He had 103 tackles as a senior. The inside linebacker spot remains open after the graduation of starter Demorrio Shank. Junior Shaka Hill lettered for the first time in his career

working as a backup to Shank in 2001. The Nashville native recorded 35 tackles while playing in all 11 games and seems to be the heir apparent for the starters role. However, redshirt sophomore Vincent Brown should battle in the fall for his share of time at inside

NFL draft. Sumter was a first team, All-Conference USA selection, while Smith had built a reputation as an outstanding cover corner. However, even with the loss of Sumter and Smith, the Tigers return two starters in Jason Brown and Anthony Harden and a number of experienced letter winners from 2001. The UM defensive staff also made a bold decision in the spring of 2001 moving starting outside linebacker Derrick Ballard from backer to safety. Ballard was the fifth leading tackler for the defense in 2001 and logged 60 tackles. He had eight tackles for loss and one pass interception which he returned 29 yards for a touchdown in the win over Southern Mississippi. Brown started all 11 games for the Tigers at strong safety last season but was moved to cornerback in the spring of 2002. He registered 42 tackles, eight pass breakups and had two pass interceptions. His two interceptions ranked second among Memphis defensive backs. Harden, who played corner opposite Smith, had 34 tackles and one interception. He started eight games last season and is expected to return to his corner Gre Harper starter two year ears att outside line linebac back er.. Junior Gr eg Har per has been a star ter ffor or tw oy ear sa bac ker spot this fall. During the 2001 season, the linebacker. The Tigers will also look forward to hav- defensive staff had no problem playing younger backs ing Charles Davis participate in the fall. The native and in fact, had four true freshman defensive backs of Memphis, who was known as Charles Wellington in the Mississippi State game at the same time. Scott at Trezevant High School, sat out last season while Vogel, Cameron Essex, Tristan Thomas and Liconcentrating on academics. Davis received all-state onel Pieh all saw action in each game of last season honors as a linebacker at Trezevant and was a high and all will be expected to compete for starters roles this fall. teammate of Sheldon Taylor and Albert Means. Joining the four freshmen will be senior Elijah Will Hyden, who has seen game action for the Tigers over the past two years, is also available at Bell, sophomore Sean Garris and redshirt freshman Henry Washington. Bell and Garris lettered outside linebacker. Newcomer Dwayne Mitchell of New Orleans, during the 2001 season. Bell, the cousin of former LA, could provide depth it inside linebacker after he Tiger great Issac Bruce, registered 27 tackles and Garris was credited with two tackles and one pass learns the Tiger system. interception. T h e S e c ondJunior Derrick Ballard was from linebacker to safety in the spring of 2002. ar y The Tig e r secondary took a hard hit in the off season when under classmen Glenn Sumter and Marcus Smith opted to enter their names in the 6


'02 Preview

Essex and Thomas worked as corners last year and Essex became a starter for three games after injuries effected the play of Anthony Harden. He was credited with 31 tackles and four pass breakups and is expected to press for Smith’s cornerback position. Thomas had 20 tackles during his freshman season and will work at boundary corner with Brown. Vogel will move to free safety and will work with Ballard. The MUS graduate logged 20 tackles and one pass interception last fall. He opened the season with eight tackles and one interception in the Mississippi State game. Pieh, who was used as a running back and a defensive back last fall, will dedicate his efforts at free safety along with letter winner Bell. Derron Johnson, one of the most highly recruited players in Memphis in 2000, was pressed into service as a receiver last fall. He lettered after appearing in four games but failed to catch a pass. He was moved back to the secondary in the spring of 2002. Johnson’s 6-4, 210 pound frame offers the U of M another big defensive back. There are six new defensive backs joining the team in the fall and all carry outstanding high school credentials. Olen Whitely, O.C. Collins, Sam Brewer, Wesley Smith, Cato Mott and Brian Davis will all begin their careers in the Memphis secondary. The group is made up of tremendous athletes with size and speed. Davis has great speed and is a former Georgia track all-stater. He has run a 10.33 100 meters and at 6-0, 195 pounds offer good size for a safety.

SPECIALISTS 85

James Gaither * Patrick Byrne

76

Gene Frederic * Rusty Clayton

Punter

6-4 6-1

220 185

So. Fr.

275 225

So. Fr.

5-10 6-0

200 175

r-Jr. r-So.

5-10 6-0

180 175

r-Sr. r-Fr.

177 190

r-Jr. So.

190

So.

Deep Snapper 6-4 6-2

Placekicker

35

Danny Haynes Ryan Ivey

12 92

Scott Scherer *** Ryan Ivey

33 28

Antoine Harden * Darron White *

28

Darron White *

Holder

Kick Return

6-2 6-0

Punt Return

6-0

Collins, who was highly rated by SuperPrep Magazine, is a 6-1, 175 pounder, who was recruited by Georgia Tech and Michigan State. Whitely played both running back and defensive back in Boynton Beach, FL, and has run a 10.6 100 meters. Smith, who is from Lafayette County High in Oxford, MS, stands 6-3 and was selected to the North Mississippi All-Star team. Brewer was an Associated Press All- James Gaither named to State selection in was two AllTexas, while America teams in 2001. Mott, who played both outside linebacker and defensive back, was a 6-A all-state pick in Florida. Special Teams If there was one part of the Tiger football team that really plagued Tiger coaches last fall it was that of the special teams. The team was forced to play true freshman at several key locations and strides will be made this spring to correct problems from the 2001 season. James Gaither, a true freshman, was called to handle all the team’s punting duties last fall. The Kentucky native responded by averaging over 40 yards per punt and for his play was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team. Is addition, Gaither was selected to The Sporting News and The Football News Freshman All-America Teams. He punted 67 times for 2718 yards and had a long punt of 61 yards. He will be called on this spring to continue his work as punter and will be backed up by redshirt sophomore Ryan Ivey. Ivey has yet to see game action. To add depth at the punter position, Memphis inked Brewton, AL, freshman Patrick Byrne who played quarterback, punter and kicker for his school. Bryne was named to the all-State team as a punter and should work in that capacity for Memphis. He is also an outstanding kicker. True freshman Gene Frederic worked as the team’s deep snapper and had an occasional problem with low snaps. The St. Louis native will work this fall with reserve center Matt Gehrke for the number one snapper’s position. Frederic will also work at offensive tackle. 7

Joining the group of snappers will be Rusty Clayton of Hattiesburg, MS. Clayton played both defensive end and served as deep snapper for his Oak Grove team. Scott Scherer, who is a back up quarterback for the Tigers will work again as the holder for the Memphis special teams. Scherer handled all of the snaps for field goals and PATs last season and gives the special teams the option of having a quarterback handling the ball. The U of M lost four year kicker Ryan White, who had received All-America honors during his playing career, and now must find a replacement before the fall of 2002. It is expected that Danny Haynes, a junior college kicker from Florence, AL, will take over for White. Haynes signed with Alabama out of high school and remained with the Tide for two years before joining East Central Community College in Mississippi. The strong-legged kicker has kicked a 73yard field goal in practice, which was witnessed by USA Today. The Tigers top two kick returners are back from 2001 but punt returner Ryan Johnson opted to give up his final season of eligibility to try the professional draft. Kick returner Antoine Harden is back and will once again handle all of the kick return duties. Harden returned 25 kickoffs for 533 yards and averaged 21.3 yards per return. Defensive back Anthony Harden and receiver Darron White are also capable of returning punts.

Darron White, who was named to the CUSA All-Freshman Team in 2001,could replace Ryan Johnson as the Tigers' punt returner in 2002.


Tiger Rosters

MEMPHIS

NUMERICAL ROSTER ALPHABETICAL ROSTER 13 60 15 5 1 44 4 95 58 72 22 9 23 24 2 55 97 87 19 63 86 92 78 85 98 93 40 70 83 61 25 56 65 88 82 34 6 36 7 74 90 76 85 16 31 67 68 21 79 41 75

Matt Adams ..................... QB Eric Anderson ................ OG Travis Anglin .................. WR Bo Arnold ......................... DB Maurice Avery ................ QB Derrick Ballard ............... OLB Elijah Bell ......................... DB Jared Bidne ..................... DS Reid Bilbrey ..................... LB Greg Billingslea ............... DE Jeremiah Bonds .............. RB LaKendus Boyce ............ RB Sam Brewer .................... DB Dante Brown ................... RB Jason Brown ................... DB Vincent Brown ................. ILB Tony Brown .................... DE Shakorr Bryant ................ DE Patrick Byrne .............. QB/P Blake Butler ..................... OL Jeff Cameron ................... TE Dierre Carter .................... DT Baki Celaj ........................ OT William Clark .................. WR Rusty Clayton ................. DS Haracio Colen .................. DL O.C. Collins .................... DB James Corder ................. OT Chris Cowley ................ WR Jon Crews ..................... OG Brian Davis ..................... DB Charles Davis ................. ILB David Davis ................... OG Tavarious Davis ............ WR John Doucette ................. TE Robert Douglas ............. OLB Darche' Epting ................. FB Sir Ernest ......................... RB Cameron Essex ............. DB Trey Eyre ...................... OG Jacob Ford ...................... DE Gene Frederic ............. C/DS James Gaither .................... P Darren Garcia ................. WR Sean Garris ..................... DB Matt Gehrke ....................... C Joe Gerda ...................... OG Tavares Gideon ............. WR Kenyun Glover ............... DT Tim Goodwell .................. LB Andrew Handy ............... OG

NO 1 2 3 4 5

NAME Maurice Avery Jason Brown ** Derron Parquet Elijah Bell * Bo Arnold

POS QB FS RB DB DB

HT 6-1 5-10 5-11 6-0 5-10

WT 195 186 210 200 180

CL Fr. r-Jr. r-Jr. r-Sr. r-So.

HOMETOWN/HS/JC Atlanta, GA/McNair HS Baton Rouge, LA/Catholic HS Metairie, LA/LSU Ft. Lauderdale, FL/Dillard HS Powder Springs, GA/McEachern HS

5 6 7 8 9

Mario Pratcher Darche Epting ** Cameron Essex * Scott Vogel * Tristan Thomas

WR FB DB DB DB

6-4 6-1 5-11 6-1 6-1

195 244 170 190 175

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

Memphis, TN/Trezevant HS Dallas, TX/Bishop Lynch HS Atlanta, GA/DeKalb HS Memphis, TN/MUS Marietta, GA/Marietta HS

9 10 11 12 13

LaKendus Boyce Derron Johnson * Andrew Harden ** Scott Scherer *** Matt Adams

RB DB WR QB QB

5-10 6-4 5-10 5-10 6-1

175 210 191 180 200

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

Germantown, TN/Houston HS Memphis, TN/Melrose HS Dallas, TX/Lake Highlands HS Collierville, TN/Collierville HS Pensacola, FL/Catholic HS

13 14 15 16 17

LaDarius Price Jeff Hilliard Travis Anglin *** Darren Garcia ** Derrick Harmon **

WR QB QB WR WR

6-0 6-1 6-4 6-1 6-1

175 190 200 180 197

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

Memphis, TN/East HS Tyler, TX/Tyler JC Columbus, GA/Shaw HS MIllington, TN/Millington HS Memphis, TN/East HS

18 19 20 20 21

Danny Wimprine * Patrick Byrne DeAngelo Williams Brian Turnage Tavares Gideon

QB QB/P RB DB WR

6-1 6-1 5-10 5-11 6-4

220 185 195 195 210

r-So. Fr. Fr. r-Fr. Jr.

River Ridge, LA/J.T. Curtis HS Brewton, AL/T.R. Miller HS Wynne, AR/Wynne HS Munford, TN/Munford HS Greenville, MS/Miss Delta JC

21 22 23 24 25

Kenneth Moten Jeremiah Bonds ** Sam Brewer Dante Brown * Brian Davis

DB RB DB RB DB

5-10 5-9 6-1 6-2 6-0

185 184 185 220 195

r-Jr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr.

Jackson, TN/Central-Merry HS Huntsville, AL/J.O. Johnson HS Coffeyville, TX/Heritage HS Swainsboro, GA/Mid. Georgia Col. Columbus, GA/Carver HS

26 27 28 29 30

Henry Washington Shaka Hill * Darron White * Lionel Pieh * Mario Robinson

DB FB WR DB RB

5-9 6-3 6-0 5-10 6-0

165 244 190 175 205

r-So. r-Jr. So. So. r-Fr.

Dallas, TX/Kimball HS Nashville, TN/Goodpasture HS Covington, TN/Covington HS Memphis, TN/Cordova HS Memphis, TN/Melrose HS

31 32 33 34 35

Sean Garris * Eric Hobbs Antoine Harden * Robert Douglas * Ryan Ivey

DB DB WR OLB K

5-11 5-10 6-2 6-3 6-0

183 185 170 216 175

r-So. r-Fr. Jr. r-So. r-So.

Tamarac, FL/Taraavella HS Memphis, TN/Fairley HS Dallas, TX/Lake Highlands HS St. Louis, MO/Lutheran North HS Mayfield, KY/Mayfield HS

36 36 37 38 39

Danny Haynes Sir Ernest Coot Terry ** Anthony Harden ** Olen Whitely

K RB OLB DB DB

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

195 175 223 174 185

r-Jr. r-Fr. r-Jr. r-Sr. Fr.

Florence, AL/East Central Miss CC St. Louis, MO/ Manchester, GA/Manchester HS Dallas, TX/Lake Highlands HS Boynton Beach, FL/Lake Worth HS

39 40 41 41 42

Larry Miller O.C. Collins Tim Goodwell John Patterson Greg Harper **

LB DB OLB K OLB

5-10 6-1 6-2 6-3 6-1

235 175 210 175 223

r-Fr. Fr. Fr. r-Fr. r-Jr.

Memphis, TN/Raleigh-Egypt HS Dacula, GA/Dacula HS Lithonia, GA/Tucker HS Columbia, TN/Columbia Central HS Memphis, TN/Wooddale HS

43 44 45 46

Marcus West Derrick Ballard ** Wesley Smith Dwayne Mitchell

TE OLB DB LB

6-4 6-2 6-3 6-3

225 205 185 230

r-Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr.

Columbus, MS/Columbus HS Madison, GA/Morgan County HS Oxford, MS/Lafayette County HS New Orleans, LA/St. Augustine HS

8


Rosters 47 47 48 49 49

Cato Mott Henry Odauh Mowbray Rowand ** E.J. LeFlore Torrian Lewis

DB RB ILB WR RB

5-10 5-10 6-4 6-3 5-10

180 207 248 197 225

Fr. Jr. r-Sr. r-Jr. r-So.

Orlando, FL/Apopka HS Powder Springs, GA/McEachern HS Memphis, TN/Kirby H Brighton, TN/Brighton HS Collierville, TN/Collierville HS

50 51 52 53 54

Eric Taylor ** LaVale Washington Sheldon Taylor Jeremy Rone Willie Henderson

DT DT OLB DE DE

6-3 6-1 6-2 6-3 6-7

283 255 220 240 275

Jr. Fr. r-Fr. r-So. Fr.

Winchester, TN/Franklin County HS New Orleans, LA/St. Augustine HS Memphis, TN/Trezevant HS Texarkana, TX/Liberty Eylau HS Memphis, TN/Ridgeway HS

55 56 56 57 58

Vincent Brown Charles Davis Issac Daniel Doug Whittaker * Ed Hutt

ILB ILB OLB OT OL

6-1 6-0 6-0 6-5 6-4

240 225 225 292 270

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

Lynchburg, VA/Fork Union Military Memphis, TN/Trezevant HS Memphis, TN/Trezevant HS Memphis, TN/St. Benedict HS Tuscaloosa, AL/Central HS

58 59 59 60 61

Reid Bilbrey Bruce McCaleb Scott Thurmer Eric Anderson * Jon Crews

OLB OL ILB OG OG

6-4 6-2 6-0 6-3 6-4

215 260 235 281 277

r-Fr. Fr. r-Fr. Sr. r-Jr.

Germantown, TN/Houston HS Alpadena, CA/John Muier HS Germantown, TN/Houston HS Marietta, GA/Mid. Georgia Col. Snellville, GA/Brookwood HS

62 63 64 65 66

Jimond Pugh ** Blake Butler Phillip Walls David Davis William Martin

C OL OL OG OT

6-3 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-5

300 270 275 285 300

r-Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. r-So.

Pensacola, FL/Florida A&M Cleveland, OH/Cuyahoga Valley Tyler, TX/Robert E. Lee HS Hamilton, MS/Itawamba CC Memphis, TN/Bishop Byrne HS

67 68 69 70 71

Matt Gehrke ** Joe Gerda *** Donald Marshall * James Corder Wade Smith ***

OG OG OG OT OT

6-3 6-6 6-6 6-7 6-5

294 304 280 305 266

r-Sr. r-Sr. Sr. r-Fr. Sr.

Dallas, TX/North Mesquite HS Kennesaw, GA/Harrison HS Ladson, GA/Univ. of South Carolina Nashville, TN/Christ PresbyAcademy Dallas, TX/Lake Highlands HS

72 73 74 75 76

Greg Billingslea Travis Triplett Trey Eyre *** Andrew Handy * Gene Frederic *

DE OT OG OG C/DS

6-3 6-5 6-3 6-2 6-4

245 327 300 285 275

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

Tucker, GA/Tucker HS St. Louis, MO/Parkway South HS Baton Rouge, LA/Catholic HS Miami, FL/Palmetto HS St. Louis, MO/DeSmet Jesuit HS

77 78 79 80 81

Albert Means * Baki Celaj Kenyun Glover * Von Webb Tripp Higgins ***

DT OT NT WR WR

6-4 6-6 6-3 6-0 6-3

335 305 275 184 202

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

Memphis, TN/Univ. of Alabama Armonk, NY/Byram Hills HS Memphis, TN/Overton HS Athens, AL/Athens HS Marietta, GA/Pope HS

82 83 84 85 86

John Doucette Chris Cowley Boris Penchion ** James Gaither * Jeff Cameron **

TE WR DT P/K TE

6-2 5-9 6-4 6-4 6-4

260 184 268 220 243

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

New Orleans, LA/St. Augustine HS Memphis, TN/Ridgeway HS Muscle Shoals, AL/Colbert Cty HS Litchfield, KY/Grayson County HS Marietta, GA/Lassiter HS

87 88 89 90 91

Shakorr Bryant * Tavarious Davis * Jason Johnson * Jacob Ford * Treveco Lucas *

DE WR TE DE DE

6-3 6-0 6-3 6-4 6-1

265 180 255 215 242

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

Powder Springs, GA/Mid. Georgia Col. Athens, GA/Mays HS St. Louis, MO/Pattonville HS Memphis, TN/Melrose HS Memphis, TN/Westside HS

92 93 94 94 95

Dierre Carter Haracio Colen Ryan Schmitt Anthony Johnson Jared Bidne

DE DL TE WR DS

6-3 6-3 6-4 6-0 6-0

245 255 220 190 225

r-Fr. Fr. r-Fr. r-Fr. r-Fr.

Memphis, TN/Melrose HS Russellville, AR/Russellville HS Nashville, TN/Brentwood Academy Jackson, TN/Crockett County HS Senoia, GA/East Coweta HS

96 97 98 99

David McNair Tony Brown *** Rusty Clayton Will Hyden

DT DE DS ILB

6-3 6-3 6-2 6-1

230 273 225 200

r-So. r-Sr. Fr. r-Jr.

Dunn, NC/Hargrave Military Chattanooga, TN/City HS Hattiesburg, MS/Oak Grove HS Franklin, TN/Franklin HS

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11 38 33 17 42 36 54 81 27 14 32 57 99 35 94 10 89 49 49 91 69 66 59 96 77 39 21 47 3 41 29 84 29 5 13 62 30 53 48 12 94 71 45 50 52 37 9 59 73 20 8 64 26 51 80 43 28 39 57 18

Andrew Harden .............. WR 48 Anthony Harden .............. DB Antoine Harden ............... WR Derrick Harmon .............. WR Greg Harper ................... OLB Danny Haynes ................... K Willie Henderson ............. DE Tripp Higgins .................. WR Shaka Hill ........................ ILB Jeff Hilliard ....................... QB Eric Hobbs ....................... DB Ed Hutt ............................. OL Will Hyden ..................... OLB Ryan Ivey .......................... K Anthony Johnson ........... WR Derron Johnson ............... DB Jason Johnson ............... TE E.J. LeFlore ................... WR Torrian Lewis .................. RB Treveco Lucas ............... DE Donald Marshall ............. OG William Martin .................. OT Bruce McCaleb ............... OL David McNair .................. DE Albert Means ................... DT Larry Miller ....................... LB Kenneth Moten ................ DB Cato Mott ......................... DB Derron Parquet ................ RB John Patterson ................... K Lionel Pieh ....................... DB Boris Penchion ................ DT Lionel Pieh ....................... DB Mario Pratcher ................ WR LaDarius Price ................ WR Jimond Pugh ..................... C Mario Robinson ............... RB Jeremy Rone .................. OT Mobray Rowand ............. DE Scott Scherer ................... QB Ryan Schmitt .................. TE Wade Smith ..................... OT Wesley Smith .................. DB Eric Taylor ....................... DE Sheldon Taylor .............. OLB Coot Terry ..................... OLB Tristan Thomas ............... DB Scott Thurmer .................. LB Travis Triplett .................. OT Brian Turnage ................. DB Scott Vogel ...................... DB Phillip Walls ..................... OL Henry Washington ........... DB LaVale Washington .......... DT Von Webb ....................... WR Marcus West ................... TE Darron White ................... WR Olen Whitely .................... DB Doug Whittaker ................ OT Danny Wimprine ............. QB


Roster Breakdown

MEMPHIS

Matt Adams, QB Maurice Avery, QB Sam Brewer, DB Blake Butler, OL Patrick Byrne, QB-P Dierre Carter, DT Rusty Clayton, DS Haracio Colen, DL O.C. Collins, DB James Corder, OT Brian Davis, DB John Doucette, TE Tim Goodwell, OLB Willie Henderson, DE Ed Hutt, OL Bruce McCaleb, OL Dwayne Mitchell, LB Cato Mott, DB Mario Pratcher, WR Mario Robinson, RB Wesley Smith, DB Sheldon Taylor, OLB Phillip Walls, OL LaVale Washington, DL Marcus West, TE Olen Whitely, DB DeAngelo Williams, RB

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Freshmen (27)

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Bo Arnold, DB Greg Billingslea, DT Vincent Brown, ILB Chris Cowley, WR Charles Davis, ILB Tavarious Davis *, WR Robert Douglas *, OLB Cameron Essex *, DB Jacob Ford *, DE Gene Frederic *, C/DS James Gaither *, P Sean Garris *, DB Kenyun Glover *, DT Andrew Handy *, OG Derron Johnson *, DB Jason Johnson *, TE David McNair, DE Lionel Pieh *, DB LaDarius Price, WR Jeremy Rone, OT Tristan Thomas *, DB Travis Triplett, OT Scott Vogel *, DB Henry Washington, DB Von Webb, WR Charles Davis, ILB Darron White *, WR Danny Wimprine *, QB

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Sophomores (28)

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Derrick Ballard **, DB Jason Brown **, DB Jeremiah Bonds **, RB Jon Crews, C David Davis, OG Darren Garcia **, WR Tavares Gideon, WR Antoine Harden *, WR Greg Harper **, OLB Danny Haynes, K Shaka Hill *, FB Jeff Hilliard, QB Will Hyden *, OLB E.J. LeFlore, WR Treveco Lucas *, DE Albert Means *, DT Derron Parquet, RB Eric Taylor **, DT DeMarquis 'Coot' Terry **, OLB

Eric Anderson *, OG Travis Anglin ***, WR Elijah Bell *, DB Dante Brown *, RB Tony Brown, DE Shakorr Bryant *, DE Jeff Cameron **, TE Baki Celaj *, OT Darche' Epting **, FB Trey Eyre ***, OG Matt Gehrke **, C Joe Gerda ***, OG Andrew Harden **, WR Anthony Harden **, DB Derrick Harmon **, WR Tripp Higgins ***, WR Donald Marshall *, OT Boris Penchion **, DT Jimond Pugh **, C Mowbray Rowand **, DE Scott Scherer ***, QB Wade Smith ***, OT Doug Whittaker *, OT

Juniors (19)

Seniors (23)

TIGER RETURNEES BY CLASS

2001 CAPTAINS

SUMTER DEFENSIVE MVP

PERKINS OFFENSIVE MVP

The 2001 Tiger football team voted for permanent captains prior to the end of the season. Bunkie Perkins, Artis Hicks and Wade Smith were elected the offensive captains, and Glenn Sumter, Demorrio Shank and Tony Brown were voted the defensive captains .

Safety Glenn Sumter was named by the coaching staff as the defensive MVP for the 2001 season. The Michigan native set a new Tiger record for tackles by a defensive back in a season by logging 137 total tackles last season.

Wide receiver Bunkie Perkins received the '01 Offensive MVP Award. The Vicksburg, MS, native caught 46 passes for 579 yards and six touchdowns in '01 and ended his career with 79 receptions for 893 yards. He is ranked 17th among all UM receivers.

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Roster Breakdown

MEMPHIS

STARTERS RETURNING ( 18 ) OFFENSE (8) ....................... (WR) Antoine Harden ............. (WR) Darron White .................................. (OT) Wade Smith ...................... (C) Jimond Pugh (OT)Doug Whittaker .............. (TE) Jeff Cameron .................. (RB) Dante Brown .................................. (QB) Danny Wimprine DEFENSE (8) ....................... (DE) Tony Brown .................. (DE) Mowbray Rowand ......................... (DT) Albert Means ..................... (DT) Kenyun Glover (OLB) Derrick Ballard ............ (OLB) Greg Harper .................. (DB) Anthony Harden ..............................(DB) Jason Brown SPECIALIST (2) .................. (P) James Gaither .................. (DS) Gene Frederic

STARTERS LOST ( 7 ) OFFENSE (3) ....................... (OG) Artis Hicks ...................... (WR)Bunkie Perkins ............................... (WR) Ryan Johnson DEFENSE (3) ....................... (DB) Glenn Sumter .................. (DB) Marcus Smith ................................. (LB)Demorrio Shank SPECIALIST (1) .................. (K) Ryan White

LETTERMEN RETURNING ( 52 ) OFFENSE (26) ..................... (WR) Antoine Harden ............... (FB) Darche' Epting ................................ (WR) Darron White .................... (WR) Andrew Harden ........... (QB) Scott Scherer .................. (QB) Danny Wimprine ............................ (WR) Travis Anglin ................... (RB) Jeremiah Bonds ........... (OG) Eric Anderson ................. (C) Jimond Pugh .................................... (OG) Andrew Handy ................. (OG) Joey Gerda ................. (OT) Doug Whittaker ................ (OG) Baki Celaj ...................................... (WR) Tripp Higgins ................... (OT) Wade Smith .................. (WR) Derrick Harmon .............. (WR) Tavarious Davis ........................... (TE) Jason Johnson ................. (OT) Jeremy Rone ............... (OG) Trey Eyre

(WR) Darren Garcia (RB) Dante Brown (C) Matt Gehrke (TE) Jeff Cameron (OT) Donald Marshall

DEFENSE (24) ..................... (DB) Jason Brown .................. (DB) Elijah Bell ........................................ (DB) Scott Vogel ........................ (DB) Tristan Thomas ............ (DB) Lionel Pieh ...................... (DB) Sean Garris .................................... (DB) Anthony Harden ................ (ILB) Shaka Hill ..................... (OLB) Coot Terry .................... (OLB) Derrick Ballard ..............................(OLB) Robert Douglas ............... (DE) Mowbray Rowand ....... (DE) Tony Brown .................... (DT) Boris Penchion ............................... (DT) Eric Taylor ........................ (DT) Kenyun Glover ............. (DE) Shakorr Bryant ................ (DE) Treveco Lucas ............................... (DB) Derron Johnson ................

(DB) Cameron Essex (DE) Jacob Ford (OLB) Greg Harper (DT) Albert Means (LB) Vincent Brown

SPECIALIST (2) .................. (P) James Gaither ................... (DS) Gene Frederic

LETTERMEN LOST ( 18 ) OFFENSE (9) ....................... (OG) Josh Eargle .................... (OG) Artis Hicks .....................................(C) Drew Harmon ..................... (OT) Jason Austin (WR) Bunkie Perkins ............ (WR) Ryan Johnson ............... (QB) Neil Suber ...................................... (RB) Sugar Sanders .................. (RB) Aaron Meadows DEFENSE (8) ....................... (DB)Glenn Sumter ................... (DB) Marcus Smith ................................. (DB) Chance Nesbitt ................. (ILB) Demorrio Shank (ILB) Draper Hall ................... (OLB) Roberto Young .............. (DE) Garfield Garth ................................. (OLB) Dernice Wherry SPECIALIST (1) .................. (K) Ryan White

2002 SPRING GAME MVP

GLENN JONES AWARD

CHRIS FAROS AWARD

Quarterback Danny Wimprine connected on 20 of 28 passes for 252 yards and three touchdowns in leading the offense to a 46-0 win and again claim the offensive MVP of the spring game. Wimprine, from New Orleans, LA, also ran for a one yard touchdown. His TD tosses were to Travis Anglin (9 & 52 yards) and Jeff Cameron (26 yards).

Senior tight end Jeff Cameron was named the offensive winner of the Glenn Jones 12th Man Award for 2001. The Glenn Jones award is presented by the Highland Hundred to the players who leads through desire, determination and courage. Junior defensive end Treveco Lucas was the defensive winner.

The 2002 Chris Faros Most Improved Player Award went to offensive guard Andrew Handy and receiver Darren Garcia and strong safety Scott Vogel. Handy worked his way into a starters role at offensive guard, while Garcia, a junior from Millington, TN, caught 14 passes for 189 yards and two touchdowns. Garcia was the second leadintg receiver in the spring of 2002.

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Hometown Roster Alabama (6) Athens .......................................... Von Webb Brewton .................................. Patrick Byrne Florence .............................. Danny Haynes Huntsville ............................ Jeremiah Bonds Muscle Shoals ...................... Boris Penchion Tuscaloosa ...................................... Ed Hutt Arkansas (2) Russellville ............................ Haracio Colen Wynne ............................ DeAngelo Williams California (1) Alpadena ............................. Bruce McCaleb Florida (7) Boynton Beach .......................... Olen Whitely Ft. Lauderdale ............................... Elijah Bell Miami ................................... Andrew Handy Orlando ......................................... Cato Mott Pensacola .................................. Matt Adams ................................................ Jimond Pugh Taramac .................................... Sean Garris Georgia (20) Athens ................................ Tavarious Davis Atlanta ................................. Cameron Essex ............................................. Maurice Avery Columbus ................................ Travis Anglin .................................................. Brian Davis Dacula ...................................... O.C. Collins Kennesaw ................................... Joe Gerda Lithonia ................................... Tim Goodwell Madison ................................ Derrick Ballard Manchester ................................. Coot Terry Marietta ................................... Jeff Cameron ............................................... Tripp Higgins ............................................ Tristan Thomas .............................................. Eric Anderson Powder Springs ................... Shakorr Bryant .................................................... Bo Arnold Senoia ...................................... Jared Bidne Snellville ...................................... Jon Crews Swainsboro ............................. Dante Brown Tucker ................................. Greg Billingslea Kentucky (2) Lietchfield ............................... James Gaither Mayfield ...................................... Ryan Ivey Louisiana (7) Baton Rouge ........................... Jason Brown .................................................... Trey Eyre Metairie ............................... Derron Parquet New Orleans .......................... John Doucette .......................................... Dwayne Mitchell ....................................... LaVale Washington

River Ridge ....................... Danny Wimprine Mississippi (5) Columbus ................................. Marcus West Greenville ........................... Tavares Gideon Hamilton .................................... David Davis Hattiesburg ............................. Rusty Clayton Oxford ..................................... Wesley Smith Missouri (5) St. Louis .............................. Robert Douglas ............................................. Gene Frederic ............................................ Jason Johnson ............................................... Travis Triplett ..................................................... Sir Ernest North Carolina (1) Dunn ...................................... David McNair New York (1) Armonk ........................................ Baki Celaj Ohio (1) Cleveland ................................. Blake Butler South Carolina (1) Ladson ............................... Donald Marshall Tennessee (41) Brighton .................................... E.J. LeFlore Chattanooga ............................. Tony Brown Collierville ............................... Scott Scherer ............................................... Torrian Lewis Columbia ............................... John Patterson Covington ............................... Darron White Franklin ....................................... Will Hyden Jackson ................................ Kenneth Moten ......................................... Anthony Johnson Memphis ................................. Dierre Carter ............................................... Chris Cowley .................................................. Jacob Ford ............................................ Kenyun Glover ........................................... Derrick Harmon ................................................ Greg Harper .......................................... Willie Henderson .......................................... Derron Johnson ............................................ Treveco Lucas ............................................... William Martin ............................................... Albert Means ................................................... Lionel Pieh ............................................. Mario Pratcher ............................................. LaDarius Price ........................................... Mario Robinson ....................................... Mowbray Rowand ............................................ Sheldon Taylor ................................................... Scott Vogel ............................................ Doug Whittaker 12

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.............................................. Charles Davis ......................................... LaKendus Boyce ................................................. Reid Bilbrey .............................................. Scott Thurmer .................................................. Larry Miller ................................................... Eric Hobbs Millington ............................... Darren Garcia ................................................. Issac Daniel Munford ................................ Brian Turnage Nashville ...................................... Shaka Hill .............................................. James Corder ................................................ Ryan Schmitt Winchester .................................. Eric Taylor Texas (11) Colleyville ................................ Sam Brewer Dallas ..................................... Darche Epting ................................................. Matt Gehrke ........................................... Andrew Harden .......................................... Anthony Harden ........................................... Antoine Harden .................................................. Wade Smith ....................................... Henry Washington Texarkana .............................. Jeremy Rone Tyler ........................................... Jeff Hilliard .................................................. Phillip Walls Virginia (1) Lynchburg ............................ Vincent Brown

PRONUNCIATION KEY PLAYERS Shakorr Bryant ............................................... Sha-Coor Dierre Carter .................................................... Dee-Air Bashkim Celaj .......................... Baash-Keem Suh-laage John Douchette ............................................. Do-chette Darche Epting ................................................ Dar-Shay Gene Frederic ............................................... Fred-Rick Trey Eyre ........................................................... Ear-ee Matt Gehrke ..................................................... Gur-key Kenyun Glover ................................................. Ken-yon Shaka Hill .................................................... Shock-kah Treveco Lucas ............................................ Tra-Vee-co Derron Parquet ................................................. Par-kett Boris Penchion .............................................Pen-shaun Lionel Pieh ....................................................... Pea-uh LaDarius Price ...................................... La-Dare-ee-us Jimond Pugh ................................................... Ja-mond Mowbray Rowand ........................... Mow-brey Row-and Scott Scherer ................................................ Shear - er Danny Wimprine ........................................... Wim-prine COACHES Randy Fichtner ............................................ Feet - ner Russ Huesman ..................................... Hughes - man


All-Star Nominees OFFENSE

46 DANTE BROWN RB, 6-2, 218, r-Senior ✰ Was named to the All-Conference USA Team (2nd) in 2001 ... Lettered as the Tigers' starting tailback in 2001 ... Led the team in rushing with 902 yards and scored 11 rushing TDs ... His 902 yards rank as the fourth highest single season total in Memphis history ... Had a season long run of 62-yards against UTChattanooga ... Brown's 11 rushing touchdowns tie for the third highest total in school annuals ... Scored four touchdowns in win over Houston ... His four touchdowns in a game stands as the Memphis single game record ... Came to the Tigers from Middle Georgia College (JC) ... Was a USA-Today All-American in at Swainsboro (GA) High. Rush G/S 2001 11/7 Total 11/7

BROWN'S STATISTICS NO YDS AVG TD 184 902 4.9 11 184 902 4.9 11

LG 62 62

Recv G/S 2001 11/7 Total 11/7

NO YDS 13 65 13 65

LG 39 39

AVG 5.0 5.0

TD 1 1

71 WADE SMITH OT, 6-5, 270, Senior ✰ Lettered for two seasons as the Tigers' tight end but was moved to offensive tackle in 2001 and started every game at right tackle ... Opened the season playing 49-of-67 snaps against Mississippi State on ESPN ... Played all but six snaps against UT-Chattanooga and did not miss an offensive play against South Florida ... Finished the season by playing every snaps in the final five games of the season ... On the year appeared in 686-of-744 total snaps for the offense.

lineman for the Tigers to play every offensive snap in 2000 ... Was involved in 785 offensive plays ... Played the final three games of the season with a broken toe ... Came to the Tigers as a transfer from Florida A&M ... Sat out the 1999 season under the NCAA transfer rules ... Is expected to anchor the Tigers offensive line this fall ... On his career has appeared in 1303-of-1488 total snaps for the offense.

28 DARRON WHITE WR, 6-0, 185, Sophomore ✰ Lettered as one of the Tigers' starting receivers in 2001 ... Came to the Tigers as a tailback but was moved to receiver in the fall of 2001 ... Played in all of the team's 11 games and started four games ... Had four pass receptions for 39 yards in his second collegiate game ... Had six catches for 75 yards and first TD in Louisville game ... Closed the 2001 season with seven receptions for 123 yards and two TDs against Cincinnati ... Was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team. Recv G/S 2001 11/4 Total 11/4

WHITE'S STATISTICS NO YDS AVG TD 34 422 12.4 3 34 422 12.4 3

LG 69 69

✰✰✰ Tiger All-Star Candidates ✰✰✰ Outside linebacker Greg Harper (42)

62 JIMOND PUGH C, 6-3, 298, Senior ✰ Started for the Tigers at center for the second consecutive season ... Played every snap for the Tigers through the first four games of the 2001 season ... Appeared in 617-of744 offensive snaps in 2001 ... Lettered as the Tigers starting center in 2000 ... Started all 11 games for Memphis in 2000 ... Was the only

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44 DERRICK BALLARD SS, 6-2, 210, r-Junior ✰ A two year letterman who played in nine of the team's 11 games in 2001 ... Finished the season as the Tigers' fifth leading tackler ... Totaled 60 tackles and eight tackles for lost yardage ... Had one pass interception which he returned for a touchdown in win over Southern Mississippi ... Has 122 career tackles in two seasons. G/S 2000 11/7 2001 9/7 Total 20/14

97 TONY BROWN DE, 6-3, 273, Senior ✰ A three year letterman for the Tigers who has been a starter for two years ... Started at defensive end for 21 consecutive contests ... Registered 68 tackles and seven quarterback sacks last season ... Is ranked 15th in the nation among returning players in career quarterback sacks ... Has 153 career tackles and 13 sacks.

1999 2000 2001 Total

BROWN'S STATISTICS G/S T A TOT TFL 11/0 21 22 43 10-30 10/10 33 9 42 10-32 11/11 46 22 68 10-42 32/21 100 53 153 30-104

QB 3-15 3-21 7-36 13-72

42 GREG HARPER OLB, 6-1, 235, Junior ✰ Has started the last two years at outside linebacker for Tigers ... Was the team's third leading tackler in 2001 with 73 stops ... Led team in tackles for loss with 13 for minus 41 yards ... Was second in quarterback sacks with five ... Had two fumble recoveries that both led to Tiger TDs ... Has totaled 119 career tackles in two seasons. G/S 2000 11/9 2001 11/10 Total 22/19

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BALLARD'S STATISTICS T A TOT TFL INT 36 26 62 3-14 0 44 16 60 8-22 1 80 42 122 11-36 1

HARPER'S STATISTICS T A TOT TFL FR 23 23 46 3-6 1 49 24 73 13-41 2 72 47 119 16-47 3


Offensive Lineup 18 14 12 13 1 19 6 24 22 30 20 3

QUARTERBACK

Danny Wimprine * Jeff Hilliard Scott Scherer *** Matt Adams Maurice Avery Patrick Byrne

6-1 6-1 5-10 6-1 6-1 6-1

FULLBACK ( B )

Darche Epting **

6-1

TAILBACK ( A )

Dante Brown * Jeremiah Bonds ** Mario Robinson DeAngelo Williams Derron Parquet

6-2 5-9 6-0 5-10 5-11

TIGHT END

86 89 43 82

Jeff Cameron ** Jason Johnson * Marcus West John Doucette

81 17 21

Tripp Higgins *** Derrick Harmon * Tavares Gideon

15 88 49

Travis Anglin *** Tavarious Davis * E.J. LeFlore

28 83 11 13 5

Darron White * Chris Cowley Andrew Harden * LaDarius Price Mario Pratcher

6-4 6-3 6-4 6-2

RECEIVER ( Y ) 6-3 6-1 6-4

RECEIVER ( X ) 6-4 6-0 6-0

RECEIVER ( H ) 6-0 5-10 5-10 6-0 6-4

220 190 180 200 195 185

r-So. r-Jr. r-Sr. r-Fr. Fr. Fr.

244

r-Sr.

216 184 205 195 200

MEMPHIS RECEIVER ( X )

33 16 80

Antoine Harden * Darren Garcia ** Von Webb

57 69 66 58

Doug Whittaker * Donald Marshall * William Martin Ed Hutt

Sr. Jr. r-Fr. Fr. r-Jr.

75 61 78 64

Andrew Handy * Eric Anderson * Baki Celaj * Phillip Walls

243 255 225 248

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

62 67 61 76 98

Jimond Pugh ** Matt Gehrke *** Jon Crews Gene Frederic Rusty Clayton

202 197 210

Sr. r-Sr. Jr.

200 180 194

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

68 73 65 63 74

Joe Gerda *** Travis Triplett David Davis Blake Butler Trey Eyre ***

190 183 191 175 185

So. r-Jr. r-Sr. So. Fr.

71 70 53 59

Wade Smith *** James Corder Jeremy Rone Bruce McCaleb

36 35

Danny Haynes Ryan Ivey

6-2 6-1 6-0

170 180 184

So. So. r-So.

292 280 300 270

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

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

285 285 305 275

So. Sr. r-Sr. Fr.

6-3 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-2

300 294 277 275 225

r-Sr. r-Sr. r-Jr. So. Fr.

304 327 285 270 285

r-Sr. r-So. Jr. Fr. r-Sr.

266 305 238 260

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

200 180

r-Jr. r-So.

LEFT TACKLE 6-5 6-6 6-5 6-4

LEFT GUARD

CENTER

RIGHT GUARD 6-6 6-5 6-4 6-3 6-3

RIGHT TACKLE 6-5 6-7 6-3 6-2

PLACEKICKER

5-10 6-0

MEMPHIS OFFENSE LT

H X

LT

C

RG

QB

FB RB 14

RT

TE/Y

Z


Defensive Lineup 91 48 96 93

DEFENSIVE END

Treveco Lucas * Mowbray Rowand ** David McNair Haracio Colen

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

242 248 230 255

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

50 84 92 51

Eric Taylor ** Boris Penchion ** Dierre Carter LaVale Washington

77 79 72

Albert Means * Kenyun Glover * Greg Billingslea

97 87 90 54

Tony Brown *** Shakorr Bryant * Jacob Ford * Willie Henderson

42 34 99

Greg Harper ** Robert Douglas * Will Hyden *

27 55 56 46

Shaka Hill * Vincent Brown Charles Davis Dwayne Mitchell

37 52 41

Coot Terry ** Sheldon Taylor Tim Goodwell

38

Anthony Hardin **

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

283 268 245 255

Jr. r-Sr. r-Fr. Fr.

335 275 245

Jr. r-So. r-Fr.

273 265 215 275

r-Sr. Sr. So. Fr.

223 216 200

r-Jr. r-So. r-Jr.

244 240 225 230

Jr. r-So. So. Fr.

223 220 210

r-Jr. r-Fr. Fr.

DEFENSIVE TACKLE 6-4 6-3 6-3

DEFENSIVE END 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-7

SAM LINEBACKER 6-0 6-3 6-1

MIKE LINEBACKER 6-3 6-1 6-0 6-2

WILL LINEBACKER 6-0 6-2 6-2

BOUND AR Y CORNER BOUNDAR ARY 5-10

r-Jr. r-Sr. r-So. Fr.

174

MEMPHIS

26 40 5 39

Henry Washington Tristan Thomas * Bo Arnold Olen Whitely

44 29 41 40 23

Derrick Ballard ** Lionel Pieh * Derron Johnson * O.C. Collins Sam Brewer

8 4 31 45 47

Scott Vogel * Elijah Bell * Sean Garris * Wesley Smith Cato Mott

32 2 25

Cameron Essex * Jason Brown ** Brian Davis

85 35 19

James Gaither * Ryan Ivey Patrick Byrne

5-9 6-1 5-10 6-0

FREE SAFETY 6-2 5-10 6-4 6-1 6-1

165 175 185 185

r-So. So. So. Fr.

205 175 210 175 185

Jr. So. So. Fr. Fr.

ROVER (STR ONG SAFETY) (STRONG 6-1 6-0 5-11 6-3 5-10

190 200 183 185 180

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

5-11 5-10 6-0

170 186 195

So. r-Jr. Fr.

6-4 6-0 6-1

220 175 185

So. r-So. Fr.

FIELD CORNER

PUNTER

r-Sr.

MEMPHIS DEFENSE BANDIT

NOSE

LT

DE

DE

NT

STINGER

MIKE

WOLF

LB

LB

LB

CB

CB

ROVER

FS

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Eye on the Tigers Tigers in the NCAA National Rankings Several members of the 2001 Memphis football team were ranked among the NCAA statistical leaders last season. Rank 34th 50th 73rd 83rd

Player Danny Wimprine Danny Wimprine Danny Wimprine Danny Wimprine

Category Points Responsible For (102 points) Passing Efficiency (128.49) Total Offense (177.7 per game) Passing (1,329 yards)

77th 99th

Antoine Harden Antoine Harden

Kickoff Returns (21.3 yards per return) Receiving Yards/Game (58.9 yards)

52nd 71st

Dante Brown Dante Brown

Rushing (902 yards) Scoring (72 points)

55th

James Gaither

Punting (40.6 average)

Not Returning T8 Glenn Sumter 45 Ryan Johnson T73 Ryan White

Interceptions Punt Returns Field Goals

Brown Marches Into Tiger Football History It didn't take long for Memphis tailback Dante Brown to start inking his name in the Tiger football record book. The senior came to the U of M as a junior college transfer and reeled off 158 yards rushing in his second collegiate game. He backed up his 158 yard performance with 119 yards against Louisville and 148 yards in the Tigers' win over Houston. It was during the Houston contest that the Georgia native broke the school's single game scoring record that had stood for 52 years. Brown scored four touchdowns on runs of 5, 15, 2 and 31 yards, breaking the old mark of three touchdowns in a single game. His 12 touchdowns in 2001 tie for the 3rd highest season total and his 902 yards rushing is the 4th best mark in Tiger annals.

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Tiger Start Chart Six members o f the 2002 Tiger football team have had double digit starts in their careers with the Memphis football team. The start leader is center Jimond Pugh who has started every game since his arrival as a transfer from Florida A&M. No. 22 21 20 13 11 11 9 8 8 8 8 7 *

Sack Leader Senior defensive end Tony Brown led the Tigers in quarterback sacks in 2001 with seven for a minus 36 yards. He was tied for 10th in Conference USA in quarterback sacks last year and enters his senior campaign with 13 career sacks. He is currently ranked 12th on the Tiger all-time career list but will tie for 8th with his first sack of the 2002 season. Brown has also registered 30 career tackles for lost yardage and is currently tied with former Tiger linebacker Kamal Shakir for 7th place on the career list.

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Name, Position Jimond Pugh, C Tony Brown, DE Greg Harper, OLB Derrick Ballard, FS * Wade Smith, OT Jason Brown, DB Coot Terry, OLB Jeff Cameron, TE Eric Taylor, DT Anthony Harden, DB Antoine Harden, WR Dante Brown, RB

Ballard's starts were at outside linebacker. He has been moved to free safety for the 2002 season.


COACHES


COACHES INSIDE THIS SECTION 19 24 33

HEAD COACH TOMMY WEST ASSISTANT COACHES & THEIR FAMILIES SUPPORTSTAFF


Tommy West Tommy West, the former Clemson head football coach who came to Memphis in 2000 as defensive coordinator, was hired as the Tigers' head coach on November 30, 2000. West led the Tiger defense to a fifth place national ranking in total defense and the number one position in rushing defense in 2000. West, Memphis’ 21st head football coach, came to the Tigers with a reputation as a national recruiter and he has proved with his recruiting classes that the reputation was well deserved. The Tigers' 2002 recruiting class was ranked as the number one class in Conference USA by Tom Lemming and SuperPrep Football Magazine and one of the top fifty classes in the nation for 2002. West and his staff landed the state's top defensive prospect in Ridgeway High's Willie Henderson and Georgia's top quarterback prospect in Maurice Avery of McNair High in Atlanta. Two weeks after National Signing Day, DeAngelo Williams, the number one running back in Arkansas inked with West and the U of M. The Tigers posted a 5-6 record during the 2001 season and came within a matter of seconds of receiving the school's first bowl bid in 30 years. Several bowl scouts were in attendance for the U of M's season finale and were prepared to extend an offer if the Tigers had won the game. The game played down to the final :04 seconds before the outcome was decided. West's first class of recruits at Memphis included 10 players from the Memphis area, a feat unheard of in past years at the U of M. West, who was inducted into the All-American Football Foundation Hall of Fame in April of 2002, came to the U of M campus in December of 1999 after spending five years with the Atlantic Coast Conference football power. He took over a Memphis defense that had been ranked 23rd in the nation in 1999 in total defense but had been unable to defend against the run. After allowing Mississippi State University just 127 total yards of total offense in the 2000 season

opener, the Tigers found themselves ranked fourth in the nation in defense. A week later, Memphis limited Louisiana-Monroe to just 176 total yards and in doing so, climbed into second place in the NCAA rankings. The Tigers never relinquished their top 10 ranking throughout the season despite playing several nationally-ranked offenses. Memphis finished the 2000 campaign ranked No. 5 in the nation in total defense and No. 1 in the nation in rushing defense. Memphis limited nine of its 11 opponents to less than 100 yards rushing and no team rushed for more than 125 yards against the U of M in 2000. 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 unit. Nose tackle Marcus Bell, defensive end Andre Arnold, linebacker Kamal Shakir, safety Idrees Bashir and corner Michael Stone all received first team All-CUSA honors in 2000. Freshman linebacker Coot Terry and corner Jason Brown were also named to the C-USA All-Freshman Team defensive unit. Prior to his arrival in Memphis, West resume as a head coach included four bowl appearances, 12 road wins and four wins over Associated Press Top 25 teams while serving as head coach at Clemson. But in addition to his abilities as a head coach, West earned his reputation as a tireless recruiter while at Clemson. 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 into the NFL. Anthony Simmons was named to the 1996 and 1997 All-America teams and was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks. Keith Adams was an AllAmerican in 1999 and 2000 and was drafted by the Tennessee Titans. Gardner was a first round draft selection of the Washington Redskins. Not only did West recruits excel on the field, they also excelled in the classroom. Over the last two years, 1998-99 and 1999-2000, Clemson's football teams had a graduation rate of 75% which ranked the school among the nation's leaders in the classroom. The 1998 Peach Bowl was Clemson’s third consecutive season-ending bowl appearance, an accomplishment that only 16 other pro19

MEMPHIS grams could claim. The third bowl bid marked the first time since the mid-1980s that Clemson had been to a bowl game three straight years and West became just the second coach in Clemson history to take the Tigers to three consecutive bowl games. His first four seasons at Clemson saw the Tigers make late season runs in the bowl standings. In 1994, with the youngest defense in Clemson history, one that started seven freshmen, the Tigers won three of their final four games, including a victory at 12th ranked North Carolina. The surge of success at the end of the 1995 season had the Tigers in the Top 25 of every poll. Clemson won its last five regular season games, including four wins by at least 17 points. West’s Tigers were picked fifth in the ACC preseason poll that year but relied on the third best offense in Clemson football history and the nation’s 10th ranked defense in scoring to finished third in the ACC standings with a 6-2 record, its best league finish since the Tigers won the ACC title in 1991. The 1995 campaign was one in which Clemson excelled in every area. The Tigers were ranked fourth in the nation in rushing, yet also led the ACC in yards per pass attempt. Defensively, Clemson rated in the Top 20 in the nation in rushing defense, passing efficiency defense and turnover margin. In terms of special teams, Clemson was the only school in the nation to have individuals ranked in the Top 25 in punting, placekicking, punt returns and kickoff returns. The 1996 season saw Clemson win five


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of its last six regular season games, including a victory at 15th ranked Virginia, just the third road win over a ranked team in the decade of the 1990s for the Tigers. For the second consecutive year Clemson won the ACC rushing title and reached a Top 25 ranking. Clemson won 75 percent of its ACC games, this time finishing tied for second in the league standings with North Carolina. The Tigers were extended a bid to the Peach Bowl to face LSU. In 1997, the Tigers won four of their last five regular season games, including a 47-21 victory over South Carolina in the season finale that clinched a bowl invitation. It was the most points scored by Clemson against South Carolina since 1900. The ‘97 season featured a record setting passing attack, led by Nealon Greene, who set season records for pass completions, passing yards and completion percentage. The defense followed suit, led by first-team AP All-American Anthony Simmons, who led the ACC in tackles and tackles for loss. Clemson’s defense ranked in the Top 20 in the nation in rushing defense, total defense and scoring defense and ranked third in the ACC in pass defense. West’s 1998 Clemson team continued the tradition of top defenses. Clemson ranked 12th in the nation in rushing defense and 25th in total defense. The squad finished second in the ACC to Florida State in both areas and led the league in

West’s Head Coaching Marks Overall ............................. 40-41 Home Record .................... 25-17 Away Record ..................... 14-21 Neutral Record ..................... 1-3 Aug/Sept .......................... 13-16 October ............................ 13-15 November ........................ 14-10 Outrush Opposition ........... 32-11 Win Turnover Margin .......... 23-3 C-USA Record ...................... 3-4 C-USA Home Record ............ 2-2 C-USA Road Record .............. 1-2 ACC Record ...................... 21-19 ACC Home Record ............. 11-9 ACC Road Record ............. 10-10 Wins Over Top 25 .................... 4

sacks per game. Offensively, the young team made great strides, averaging over 25 points per game during the last four contests. The team threw for over 2000 yards, marking just the second Clemson team in the school’s history to do so. West ended his tenure at Clemson with a 28-19 victory over archrival South Carolina, the third time in four years he had beaten Clemson’s chief rival. At the conclusion of the game, West, his wife Lindsay and son Turner were carried off the field by the Clemson players, a testimony to their respect for West. In 1996-97, 20 Clemson football players made the ACC Academic Honor Roll, the highest total on record. In fact, each of the three highest totals for academics in Clemson football history had taken place under the guidance of West and the team’s GPA entering 1998 was a 20-year high. Sixty-one football players were chosen to the ACC Academic Honor Roll in the last four years of West’s tenure, twice as many as any four-year period in Clemson history. West took over the head coaching position at Clemson on November 29, 1993. Less than a month later he already had a bowl victory on his record, a 14-13 win over Kentucky in the Peach Bowl, Clemson’s sixth bowl win in an eight-year period. With his debut in the Peach Bowl, West became the sixth coach in NCAA history to make his debut with a program in a 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. West was a mainstay of a Clemson coaching staff that led the Tigers to a 69-20-4 record and six Associated Press Top 20 rankings between 1982-89. During his first tour of duty with Clemson, working as outside linebacker coach, Clemson played in five bowl games (winning four) and claimed four ACC Championships, including three consecutive from 1986-88. Clemson had a 44-10-1 record against ACC competition during his era on the Tiger staff, an 81 percent winning mark. Additionally, five of those Clemson teams ranked in the top 15 in the nation in rushing defense and scoring defense, and three ranked in the top 12 in the nation in total defense. Clemson’s 1989 defense ranked fifth in the nation in total defense, rushing defense and scoring defense and West’s outside linebackers played an instrumental part in the success story. His top four outside linebackers that year all played in the NFL in 1994. The list of former West players in the NFL 20

THE QUICK FACTS ABOUT TOMMY WEST ✰ Born July 31, 1954, in Carrolton, GA

✰ High School Gainesville (GA) High, received varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball and was a high school All-American selection in football (1972) and was an all-state and All-Southern selection in 1972; Drafted by Chicago Cubs in 1972.

✰ College Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Education from Tennessee in 1976; Earned three letters as a scholarship TE and was a two-year letter winner for the Volunteer baseball team; Was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1976.

✰ Personal Data Name: Thomas Cleveland West Family: Wife, Lindsay Watkins West of Forest City, NC; a Appalachian State graduate, and one child, Turner (12/19/87).

✰ Coaching/Administrative Career 1979: Assistant at Ole Miss under Steve Sloan, (runningbacks);OleMissfinishedtheseasonwitha4-7record and placed 7th in the SEC... 1980-81: Assistant coach at AppalachianStateunderMikeWorkingin 1980 (receivers), andnamedoffensivecoordinatorin1981 ...1982-89:AssistantcoachatClemsonunderCharliePell, (outsidelinebackers),Clemsonplayedin1985IndependenceBowl;1986Gator Bowl;1987CitrusBowl;1988CitrusBowl;1989GatorBowl ...1990:AssistantcoachatTennesseeunderJohnnyMajors, (runningbacks);Tennesseeplayedin1990SugarBowl...199192: Defensive coordinator at South Carolina under Sparky Woods,(defensive coordinator/linebackers) ...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 KenHatfieldforPeachBowlgame...1994-98:Headcoachat Clemson University; Led the Tigers to a 31-28 record and appearances in the Gator Bowl (1995); Peach Bowl (1996) andthePeachBowl(1997)... 2000:Defensivecoordinatorat the University of Memphis; Led the Tigers to a fifth place nationalrankingintotaldefenseandthenumberonerankingin rushing defense 2001:Hired as head coach at Memphis to replaceRipSchererandledTigerstoa5-6recordduringthe 2001 season ... 2002: Inducted into All-American Football FoundationHallofFame.

✰ Record At UT-Chattanooga: 4-7-0 (1993) At Clemson: 31-28-0 (1993-98) At Memphis: 5-6-0 (2001-) Total Record: 40-41-0 ( 7 years)


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included Levon Kirkland and Wayne Simmons, both of whom played in the Super Bowl in the 1990’s. West began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Tennessee (his alma mater) in 1977. He left the Volunteers and coached one year of high school football at White County High in Sparta, TN, in 1978 before being hired as an assistant coach at Ole Miss in 1979. After a season at Mississippi, he was hired as an assistant coach at Appalachian State during the 1980 and 81 seasons. After his career as an assistant at Clemson (1982-89), West became the running backs coach at Tennessee. During the 1990 season Tennessee won the Southeastern Conference and captured the Sugar Bowl with a win over Virginia. The Volunteers scored a school record 442 points that season and averaged over 410 yards per game in total offense, 205.7 rushing and 205.4 passing. He served as Co-Defensive Coordinator at South Carolina in 1991 and 1992. In 1993 West took over a UT-Chattanooga team that had won just two games in 1992. He doubled that total in 1993 and guided the Mocs to one of the landmark wins in school history, a 33-31 win over #1 ranked Marshall. He concluded the regular season with a 45-42 victory over Furman. Ironically, his first regular season game at Clemson was a victory over Furman. West earned three letters in his four-year career at 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 cocaptain of Tennessee's 1975 football team and played in the Blue-Gray All-Star 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, 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 Tennessee in 1976 and was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that same year. West played two years (1974-75) of baseball at Tennessee and had a career batting average of .305. He hit .367 in 1975 and was named All-SEC Eastern Division. West was a multi-sport standout in high school. 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. 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. He played his prep football at Gainesville High School in Gainesville, GA, for coach Bobby Gruhn. West was an all-state back as a junior and was also named to the All-Southern

team. Born Thomas Cleveland West on July 31, 1954, he is married to the former Lindsay Watkins of Forest City, NC. The couple has one son, Turner, age 14, who is a freshman at Briarcrest High School.

Coaches Who Made Their Debut in Bowl Games New Coach Danny Ford John Gutekunst Spike Dykes Jeff Bower Lou Tepper Tommy West Carl Torbush David Cutcliffe Chris Scelfo

School Clemson Minnesota Texas Tech Sou. Miss Illinois Clemson North Carolina Ole Miss Tulane

Succeeded (Bowl Opponent, Result) Charley Pell (‘78 Gator, Ohio State W, 17-15) Lou Holtz (‘85 Independence, Clemson, W 20-13) David McWilliams (‘86 Independence, Ole Miss L, 17-20) Curley Hallman (‘90 All-American, N.C. State L 27-31) John Mackovic (‘91 Hall of Fame, UCLA L, 3-6) Ken Hatfield (‘93 Peach Bowl, Kentucky, W, 14-13) Mack Brown (‘97 Gator, Virginia Tech, W, 42-3) Tommy Tuberville (‘98 Independence,Texas Tech, W, 35-18) Tommy Bowden (‘98 Liberty, BYU, W, 41-27) 21


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"WHAT TOMMY SAID"...

Year-By-Year with Tommy West Year

School (assignment)

Record

Bowl

Conf. Finish

1979

Ole Miss (running backs)

4-7-0

-

7th

1980

Appalachian St (receivers)

6-4-0

-

3rd

1981

Appalachian St (Offensive Coor.) 3-7-1

-

7th

1982

Clemson (OLB)

9-1-1

-

1st

1983

Clemson (OLB)

9-1-1

-

NA

1984

Clemson (OLB)

7-4-0

-

NA

1985

Clemson (OLB)

6-6-0

Independence

3rd

1986

Clemson (OLB)

8-2-2

Gator

1st

1987

Clemson (OLB)

10-2-0

Citrus

1st

1988

Clemson (OLB)

10-2-0

Citrus

1st

1989

Clemson (OLB)

10-2-0

Gator

3rd

1990

Tennessee (running backs)

9-2-2

Sugar

1st

1991

Sou. Carolina (Defensive Coor.)

3-6-0

-

NA

1992

Sou. Carolina (Defensive Coor.)

5-6-0

-

4th (E)

1993

UT-Chattanooga (Head Coach)

4-7-0

-

8th

1993

Clemson (Head Coach)

1-0-0

Peach

NA

1994

Clemson (Head Coach)

5-6-0

-

6th

1995

Clemson (Head Coach)

8-4-0

Gator

3rd

1996

Clemson (Head Coach)

7-5-0

Peach

2nd

1997

Clemson (Head Coach)

7-5-0

Peach

5th

1998

Clemson (Head Coach)

3-8-0

-

NA

2000

Memphis (Defensive Coor.)

4-7

-

T7th

2001

Memphis (Head Coach)

5-6

-

T7th

West's Bowl Participation

1974

Liberty Bowl

1990

Sugar Bowl

Gator Bowl

Gator Bowl

1973

Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl

1989

As a Head Coach 1993

Peach Bowl

1995

Gator Bowl

1996

Peach Bowl

1997

Peach Bowl

Independence Bowl

1986

Gator Bowl

1988

Citrus Bowl

1989

Citrus Bowl

1985

As an Assistant Coach

1972

As a Player

(Q&A with Tommy West following spring practice 2002.) About the U of M offense: "I really like the "spread" offense and the more we practice it, the more I like it. It allows us to be aggressive on offense by putting pressure on the defenses we face. This offense allows us to use tempo and our skill athletes to attack the entire football field." About the U of M quarterback Danny Wimprine: "I thought that Randy (Fichtner, Offensive Coordinator) did a really good job of bringing Danny along last season. When we opened the season, he was not ready to be the starter. We worked him behind Travis Anglin and Neil Suber and by mid-season, he was getting more and more reps. Once he became the starter, you could see him improve from game-to-game as he picked up the offense and learned to read the defense. This past spring he did a great job. He improved his short throws and gained more accuracy on his deep balls. In fact, Danny didn't throw an interception until the final series of the spring game." About the U of M offensive line: "I think that as we started to improve last season, it was because of the improvement of the offensive line. We made some changes in the line early in the fall and really had a good group of players in place by the latter part of the season. In fact, we did not give up a quarterback sack during the final four games of the 2001 season. We have several of the veterans back from last season including Jimond (Pugh) at center, Wade (Smith) at left tackle, Doug Whittaker at right tackle and Joe Gerda at guard." About the U of M defense: "This football program has always taken a great deal of pride in their defensive unit and for many years, the defense has been nationally ranked in numerous categories. We were young last year having lost six starters from the 2000 unit. We had three new starters in the front, a new inside linebacker and two new starters in the secondary. Now we have eight starters back for 2002 and quite a few young players who were able to see action last fall. I look for us to be a more aggressive defense with a great deal of speed." About the U of M kicking game: "Again, we were young last year on our special teams. We had to play two true freshmen with our punting unit and early on it showed. I made it a goal of recruiting this past winter to shore-up the special teams units and I believe that we did just that. James Gaither is back as our punter (he received freshman AllAmerica and all-conference honors) but we signed another punter, another deep snapper and a kicker among our class of 2002. I think that the best way to improve is to have competition at every position. About the first year's freshman class: "I'm very happy with the 2002 class. It's a tribute to the hard work of the staff that we signed such a great class. We have been ranked in the top 50 by two national recruiting services and number one in Conference USA. If you can keep having the top recruiting class in your league, then it stands to reason that soon you should start winning the conference championship. It was pleasing to land the top defensive player in the state of Tennessee (Willie Henderson), the two-time Atlanta Offensive Player of the Year (Maurice Avery), the top running back in Arkansas (DeAngelo Williams), the top tight end prospect in Louisiana (John Doucette) and one of the nation's top junior college receivers (Tavares Gideon)."

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Buffalo Bills Tampa Bay Buccaneers Philadelphia Eagles Miami Dolphins Indianapolis Colts Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals

Top Clemson ACC Academic Honor Roll Members by Years Tommy West 20 Tommy West 17 Tommy West 13 Tommy West 11 Hootie Ingram 10 Hootie Ingram 10

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Top 25 NCAA Stat Rankings under Tommy West Nelson Welch FG/game 13th Clemson TO Margin 1st Clemson Fewest Fumbles 1st Clemson Rush Defense 14th Clemson Scoring Defense 17th Brian Dawkins Interceptions 8th Jeff Sauve FG/game 10th Antwan Wyatt KO Returns 12th Antwan Wyatt Punt Returns 15th Raymond Priester Rushing 18th Emory Smith Touchdowns 18th Emory Smith Scoring 20th Nealon Greene Passing Eff. 22nd Chris McInally Punting 23rd Raymond Priester Rushing 21st Tony Horne KO Returns 8th Tony Horne Receptions/game 14th Tony Horne All-Purpose Yards 14th Nealon Greene Passing Eff. 19th Clemson Rushing Defense 6th Clemson KO Returns 14th Clemson Total Defense 16th Clemson Scoring Defense 18th Antwan Edwards KO Returns 12th Clemson Rushing Defense 12th Clemson Total Defense 25th Memphis Rushing Defense 1st Memphis Total Defense 5th Memphis Pass Eff. Defense 13th Memphis Scoring Defense 14th Glenn Sumter Interceptions T19th Glenn Sumter Interceptions T8th

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NFL Players Coached by Tommy West Player Pos Team Mike Barber LB Indianapolis Colts Brentson Buckner DT San Francisco 49ers Jim Bundren OT New York Jets Brian Dawkins SS Philadelphia Eagles Leomont Evans FS Washington Redskins Tony Horne WR St. Louis Rams John Johnson OLB San Francisco 49ers Levon Kirkland OLB Pittsburgh Steelers Dexter McCleon CB St. Louis Rams Raymond Priester RB Tennessee Titans Trevor Pryce DT Denver Broncos Glenn Rountree OG Carolina Panthers Wardell Rouse LB Tampa Bay Buccaneers Patrick Sapp OLB Arizona Cardinals Ashley Sheppard OLB Los Angeles Rams Anthony Simmons LB Seattle Seahawks

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1995

1997

1996

1994

1995

All-ACC Players under Tommy West Tim Jones, LB 1st Brian Dawkins, SS 2nd Wardell Rouse, OLB 2nd Nelson Welch, PK 2nd Brian Dawkins, SS 1st Anthony Simmons, LB 1st Lamarick Simpson, LB 1st Will Young, OG 1st Raymond Priester, RB 2nd Dwayne Morgan, OT 2nd Jeff Sauve, PK 2nd Leoment Evans, FS 2nd Anthony Simmons, LB 1st Trevor Pryce, DT 1st Jim Bundren, OT 1st Glenn Rountree, OG 2nd Lamont Hall, TE 2nd Jamie Trimble, C 2nd Dexter McCleon, CB 2nd Raymond Priester, RB 2nd Raymond Priester, RB 1st Anthony Simmons, LB 1st Glenn Rountree, OG 1st Jim Bundren, OT 1st Tony Horne, KR 1st Tony Horne, WR 2nd Antwan Edwards, DB 2nd Lorenzo Bromell, DE 2nd Raymond White, NG 2nd

1996-97 1995-96 1997-98 1994-95 1971-72 1972-73

1994

Wayne Simmons Darnell Stephens Derrick Witherspoon Antwan Wyatt Idrees Bashir Michael Stone Marcus Bell

2001

All-C-USA Players under Tommy West Marcus Bell, NT 1st Andre Arnold, DE 1st Kamal Shakir, LB 1st Idrees Bashir, FS 1st Michael Stone, CB 1st Coot Terry, OLB All-Frosh Jason Brown, CB All-Frosh Artis Hicks, OG 1st Glenn Sumter, DB 1st Dante Brown, RB 2nd Drew Harmon, C All-Frosh Darron White, WR All-Frosh James Gaither, P All-Frosh

2000

ACC Coaches to Bowl Three Consecutive Years Years Coach School Streak Bobby Bowden Florida State 9 1992-00 Jerry Claiborne Maryland 6 1973-78 Mack Brown North carolina 6 1992-97 Dick Crum North Carolina 5 1979-83 Dick Sheridan NC State 5 1988-92 Danny Ford Clemson 5 1985-89 Bobby Ross Maryland 4 1982-85 Lou Holtz NC State 4 1972-75 George Welsh Virginia 4 1993-96 Tommy West Clemson 3 1995-97 George Welsh Virginia 3 1989-91 Bill Dooley North Carolina 3 1970-72

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Assistant Coaches RANDY FICHTNER OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR/QUARTERBACKS

THE FICHTNER FILE Personal Born: Cleveland, OH Birthdate: 11-7-63 College: Purdue University (1985) Athletics: 2 year football letterman at defensive back Wife: Jennifer Children: Nate, Kirby, Shelby

Coaching Experience University of Memphis (2001-present) Arkansas State University (1997-00) Purdue University (1994-96) University of Memphis (1990-93) University of Southern Cal (1988) University of Michigan (1986-87) Purdue University (1984-85) Randy Fichtner, who served as offensive coordinator at Arkansas State University for four seasons, was hired by head coach Tommy West, to serve the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach on the staff at The University of Memphis. He is in his second season with the Tigers under West but is definitely no stranger to the U of M football program. An experienced coordinator of the passing game, Fichtner installed the "spread offense" at The U of M in 2001 and saw his offense pay dividends for the Tigers.

MEMPHIS

Memphis averaged 26.7 points per game in seasons in almost 20 years. 2001 as compared to just 16.1 in 2000. Additionally, Matthews set numerous Tiger single game the Tigers averaged 326.7 yards of total offense per passing records and in just 20 contests with the U of game in 2001 and just 255.7 the previM, became the school's third all-time leading passer ous season. with 3,980 yards. Matthews went on to an NFL Under the guidance of career with the Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Fichtner, Tiger quarterback Jaguars and Tennessee Titans. Danny Wimprine emerged Fichtner, age 38, also worked as a stuas one of the top passers in Cdent assistant and graduate assistant at USA in 2001. Wimprine set the Purdue (1985-86) and at the MichiMemphis record for passing yards gan (1986-87), before joining by a freshman (1,329) and for the Stobart as a volunteer coach number of touchdown passes thrown at USC in 1988. He (14) by a first year player. landed his first full-time Additionally, the Tigers set a new position in 1989 as tight team record for touchdown passes end coach at UNLV and thrown in a season with 21 and a new worked for the Running mark for fewest interceptions thrown with Rebels for one season just six for the season. before coming to MemFichtner, who coached at the Uniphis. versity of Memphis under former head Fichtner is married coach Chuck Stobart, spent four years to the former Jennifer (1997-2000) on Joe Hollis’ staff at ArkanParker of Covington, Tennessee, and the sas State University. He arrived in Jonesboro as quarterback coach in the couple has three children, son Nathaniel spring of 1997 and was promoted to offensive coordinator in August of ‘97. Ross, and daughters During his tenure with the IndiShelby Brooke and ans, Fichtner worked with quarterback Kirby Lynn. Cleo Lemon, who set virtually every Arkansas State passing and total offense record. Lemon became Arkansas State’s all-time leading passer as a junior and added to his totals during the 2000 season. Lemon signed a NFL free agent contract with the Green Bay Packers in April of 2001. Prior to joining the staff at ASU, Fichtner spent three years at Purdue University, his alma mater, serving as wide receiver coach and recruiting coordinator. The Cleveland, Ohio, native came to Memphis in the fall of 1990 under then head coach Chuck Stobart and coached the Tiger receivers and quarterbacks for four seasons. During his stay at the University of Memphis, Fichtner worked with such noted receivers and quarterbacks as Steve Matthews, Keith Benton, Russell Copeland, Mac Cody and St. Louis Rams All-Pro wide receiver Isaac Bruce. While at Memphis, Fichtner’s Tiger offense set 44 records and produced back-to-back 6-5 records, marking the first consecutive winning THE FICHTNER FAMILY 24


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CHARLIE COE ASSISTANT HEAD COACH/RECEIVERS

THE COE FILE Personal Born: St. Louis, MO Birthdate: 10-31-49 College: Kansas State (1973) Athletics: 1 year football & 1 year baseball letterman Wife: Debbie Children: Rodney, Chuck, Cecily, Michael & Ashleigh

Coaching Experience Univ. of Memphis (1997-present) Univ. of Pittsburgh (1993-96) Univ. of Tennessee (1990-92) Kansas State Univ. (1989) Univ. of Missouri (1985-88) Univ. of Louisville (1983-84) Ball State Univ. (1982) Univ. of Cincinnati (1977-79) Univ. of Iowa (1976) Charlie Coe, who served as running back coach at Pittsburgh for four years and as assistant head coach to Johnny Majors for three seasons, is beginning his sixth year at The University of Memphis. Coe, who had worked for three years as running backs coach for the Tigers, was promoted to assistant head coach and receivers coach in 2000. In 2001, Coe inherited a group of young receivers which included Antoine Harden and Darron White and turned them into one of the most productive groups in Tiger history. White was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team while Harden led the league in average yards per reception in

2001. While working at the U of M, Coe was responsible for the development of running backs Gerard Arnold and Teofilo Riley. Arnold broke the single season rushing record in 1998 by gaining 1,059 yards and Riley went over 1,000 career yards rushing during the 1998 season and had a team best 190 yards rushing against Arkansas State. In 1998, Tiger backs gained 1,534 yards rushing, averaging 139.5 yards per game. Arnold had 1,059 yards breaking the 35-year old mark set by the late Dave Casinelli. Coe, who joined Majors' staff at Pittsburgh in 1993, served as the run offense coordinator for the Panthers for one season. In each of his first two seasons at Pitt, the Panthers had a 1,000 yard rusherCurtis Martin in 1993 and Billy West in 1994. Prior to joining the staff at Pitt, Coe coached the receivers and running backs for the University of Tennessee from 1990-92 under Majors. He has also had coaching stints at his alma mater Kansas State (1989), the University of Missouri (1985-88), the University of Louisville (1983-84), Ball State University (1982), the University of Cincinnati (1977-79) and the University of Iowa (1976). Coe has served a fellowship with the Dallas Cowboys in 1992 and 1996, with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1995 and with the Cleveland Browns in 1994. The 52-year old has also worked with the Kansas City Chiefs and the New York Jets under the NFL Fellowship program. He was named as the offensive coordinator for the North squad in the 1994 BlueGray All-Star game. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Coe played defensive back and return specialist for Kansas State in 1970. He was named AllBig Eight Conference in baseball as a second baseman in 1971. He was drafted in the first round of the 1971 Major League Draft by the Detroit Tigers and spent two years in their system. After

professional baseball, he entered professional football and spent part of the 1974 season with the St. Louis Cardinals. Coe is married to the former Debbie Moore and the couple has five children, Rodney, Chuck, Cecily, Michael and Ashleigh.

THE COE FAMILY

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RICK MALLORY OFFENSIVE LINE

THE MALLORY FILE Personal Born: Renton, Washington Birthdate: October 21, 1960 College: Washington (1983) Athletics: 4 year football letterman at tight end & offensive guard Wife: Shannon Children: Ryan, Adam & Cameron

Coaching Experience Univ. of Memphis (2000-present) Univ. of Washington (1993-1998)

Rick Mallory, who served as the offensive tackles and tight end coach at the University of Washington for five years, is entering his third season as the offensive line coach for the Tigers. Mallory joined the Memphis staff in May of 2000 and was retained by Tommy West as a member of his Tiger staff. During the 2000 season Mallory was instrumental in developing a number of young offensive linemen for the Tigers, most notably, Jimond Pugh, who played every snap for the offense in 2000. Former tight end Wade Smith was moved to an offensive tackle slot and rapidly moved into a starter's position under Mallory's tutelage. During his tenure at Washington, Mallory worked with four players who were selected in the NFL draft. Mallory took over as a full-time coach midway through the 1993 season when Myles Corrigan was sidelined due to a heart condition. At the time, Mallory was working as a graduate assistant for the head coach Jim Lambright. Working with the tight ends, Mallory was fortu-

nate to have M a r k Bruener leading his position for a year and a half. Bruener became the Huskers alltimeleaderin receptions by a tight end, was named firstteam All-Pac 10 twice and was drafted in the first round of the 1995 NFL THE MALLORYFAMILY 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 starter and he went on to receive first team AllPac 10 honors. Conwell was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the second round of the draft. In 1997, Mallory's tight end claimed All-Pac 10 honors for the third consecutive season. Cameron Cleeland picked up all-league 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 worked for the Huskies all of his coaching career. He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant in 1992 and 1993 and was elevated to fulltime status midway through the 1993 season. Aside from coaching the tackles, tight ends and the kicking game, Mallory served as the liaison for the alumni association and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Mallory was a Husky tight end himself as a freshman and sopho-

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more 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 earned his bachelor's degree in political science from Washington. He attended Linbergh High School in Renton, Washington, where he was a standout tight end for the football team. Born October 21, 1960, in Renton, Washington, Mallory and his wife, Shannon, have three sons, Ryan, Adam and Cameron.


Assistant Coaches

CLAY HELTON RUNNING BACKS

THE HELTON FILE Personal Born: Houston, TX Birthdate: 6-24-72 College: Houston (1994) Athletics: 4 year football letterman at quarterback (Auburn 1991-92) & (Houston, 1993-94) Wife: Angela Children: Reid & Aubrey

Coaching Experience Univ. of Memphis (2000-present) Univ. of Houston (1997-99) Duke University (1995-96) Clay Helton, who coached the University of Houston Cougar running backs for three seasons (1997-99), is entering his third year as a member of the staff at The University of Memphis. He will again coach the Tiger running backs. Helton was responsible for the rapid development of Tiger senior tailback Dante Brown in 2001. Brown, a junior college transfer, rushed for over 900 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. A late arrival in the Tiger camp, Helton spent numerous hours working with Brown to prepare him for the opening game of the 2001 season. Brown responded to Helton's tutelage by rushing for the fourth highest single season total in school history (902 yards) and setting a new Memphis record for rushing touchdowns in a game with four against Houston. His 11 rushing touchdowns tied for the second highest total by a Tiger back in UM football annals. Helton has been responsible for the development of several young running backs over the past

three years, including Jeff "Sugar" Sanders, Darche' Epting, Aaron Meadows and Jeremiah Bonds, all of whom saw regular playing time for the Tigers in the fall of 2000. He will add depth to his backfield this fall with the addition of prep All-American running back DeAngelo Williams of Wynne, Arkansas and LSU transfer Derron Parquet. Helton, the son of former University of Houston head coach Kim Helton, served as the Cougar’s running backs coach for three years, 1997-99. He was responsible in 1997 for the development of All-Conference USA performer Ketric Sanford, who combined with Vaughn Innis to rush for over 1,200 yards. In 1998, Sanford placed second among all CUSA backs in all-purpose yards with 1,530 and rushed for over 1,000 yards for the first time in his career. 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 All-Academic Southeastern Conference 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 Devil's running backs coach in 1996. While in Durham, North Carolina, H e l t o n helped to developed a Duke running game that featured Laymarr Marshall, who tallied 13 touchdowns on the season, t h e seco n d 27

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highest single season total in school history. Helton earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics and interdisciplinary science from Houston in 1994. He and his wife, Angela, have two children, son Reid, and daughter Aubrey.


Assistant Coaches

RUSS HUESMAN TIGHT ENDS/RECRUITING COORDINATOR

THE HUESMAN FILE Personal Born: Cincinnati, OH Birthdate: 1-28-60 College: UT-Chattanooga (1982) Athletics: 4 year football letterman at defensive back Wife: Amy Children: Jacob, Natalie & Emily

Coaching Experience Univ. of Memphis (1998-present) William & Mary (1985-97) Univ. of South Carolina (1983-84) UT-Chattanooga (1982)

Russ Huesman, who was a member of the football staff at William & Mary for 14 years and the defensive coordinator for the Indians during the 1996 and 1997 seasons, is entering his fifth year as a member of the University of Memphis staff. He worked as outside linebacker coach during the 1998 season and was switched to tight end coach in the spring of 1999 to help develop the Tigers' numerous young tight ends. In addition, Huesman serves as the recruiting coordinator for the Tiger staff and has East Tennessee and Alabama for recruiting areas. The 2002 Tiger class was ranked as one of the top 50 classes in the nation and the number one class in Conference USA by Tom Lemming. Huesman spent the spring of 2001 working with veteran Jeff Cameron and freshman tight end Jason Johnson. Both saw action in every game last season and are expected to give the Tigers great depth at tight end this fall.

Prior to his arrival in Memphis, Huesman was charged with leading the William & Mary defense for 14 seasons. In 1997, the William & Mary Indians were ranked third in the Atlantic 10 Conference in defense and were the league's leader in pass efficiency defense. Huesman's 1996 unit turned in one of the finest performances ever by a William & Mary defense by finishing the season as the second-ranked unit in the nation, allowing just 231.8 yards per game. That defensive squad led the Yankee Conference in total defense and helped power the Indians to their first conference title since 1970. In addition to coordinating the Tribes' defense, Huesman, a 14-year veteran of the staff, also coached the William & Mary secondary, a job he took over in 1991. In eight seasons under his direction, the College of William & Mary developed one of the most effective backfields in the nation. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Huesman played prep football at perennial power Moeller High School, where he lettered for four years under head coach Gerry F a u s t . He helped Moeller's team compile a record of 43-0-1 and win a pair of Ohio state championships. An all-city selection in football as a seTHE HUESMAN FAMILY nior, Huesman 28

signed a football scholarship with UT-Chattanooga, where he started all four years as a defensive back. He played under the late Joe Morrison for two years and competed his final two seasons under Bill Oliver. Following graduation in 1982, he spent a year as a graduate assistant at UT-Chattanooga and then moved to the University of South Carolina as a graduate assistant under Morrison. Huesman and his wife, Amy, have a son, Jacob and daughters, Natalie and Emily.


Assistant Coaches

RICK WHITT DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR/ LINEBACKERS

THE WHITT FILE Personal Born: Radford, VA Birthdate: 6-8-54 College: Catawba College (1976) Athletics: 3 year football letterman at defensive back Wife: Nancee

Coaching Experience Univ. of Memphis (2000-present) UT-Chattanooga (1993-99) Presbyterian College (1992) North Carolina State (1991) University of South Carolina (1989-90) Appalachian State (1984-88) Clemson University (1980-83)

Rick Whitt, who has served as defensive coordinator at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga for five years, is entering his third year at The U of M. He joined the Memphis staff as outside linebacker coach on February 24, 2000 and became defensive coordinator under Tommy West. West, who had worked with Whitt prior to Memphis, named Whitt as defensive coordinator in the spring of 2001. Whitt coached the Tiger outside linebackers during the 2000 season and working with West, then the Tigers defensive coordinator, helped lead Memphis to the number one spot in the nation in rushing defensive in 2000 and the number five ranking in total defense according to NCAA statistics.

In 2001, the Memphis defense, which had lost five starters from the 2000 squad, was ranked in the middle of the 114 -A schools in most defensive categories but was rated as high as 23rd in the nation in pass interceptions and 33rd in pass efficiency defense. A native of Cheran, South Carolina, Whitt served at UT-Chattanooga under Buddy Green from 1994 until 1999. During his tenure at UTC, he worked with the Mocs secondary, the inside linebackers and the running backs and had kicking game responsibilities. A graduate of Catawba College, Whitt entered the coaching profession at Central Davidson High School in Lexington, North Carolina, in 1977. As an assistant coach and defensive coordinator, he helped lead the team to a record of 29-6 over a three year span. Whitt left the high school ranks in 1980 and started working with the running backs coach at Clemson in 1980 under head coach Danny Ford. He took over the Tiger secondary in 1981 and coached the bandits and safeties in 1982-83. Clemson compiled a record of 36-7-2 during that time, claimed three ACC championships and appeared in the 1981 Orange Bowl and won the 1981 National Championship. In 1984 Whitt left Clemson and joined the staff of Sparky Woods at Appalachian State University, where he worked as outside linebacker coach for five seasons and defensive coordinator four of the five years at ASU. The Mountaineers were 38-19-2, won two conference titles and were ranked among the nation’s top five in scoring defense for three years. When Woods was named as South Carolina’s head coach in 1989, Whitt joined the Gamecock’s staff and again worked as defensive coordinator. After short stints at North Carolina State and Presbyterian College, he was hired at UT-Chattanooga and remained there until deciding to join the Memphis staff. Whitt received his bachelor’s degree in health and physical education with a minor in science from Catawba College in 1976. Whitt is married to the former Nancee Starr. THE WHITTFAMILY

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Assistant Coaches

TIM KEANE SAFETIES

THE KEANE FILE Personal Born: Linden, New Jersey Birthdate: 3-6-45 College: Arkansas State (1967) Athletics: 3 year football letterman at quarterback Wife: Carolyn Children: Ashley, Ross, Brad, Brooke, Ben

Coaching Experience Univ. of Memphis (2002-) Univ. of Kentucky (1997-2000) Louisiana Tech (1994-96) Univ. of Tennessee (1990-92) Arkansas State Univ. (1972-89)

Tim Keane, who served as a member of the University of Kentucky football staff from 1997 through 2000, has been hired as the defensive secondary coach at The University of Memphis. Keane replaces Tim Walton who left the Tigers to join the staff at Syracuse in February. During his tenure at Kentucky, Keane coached the cornerbacks from 1997 until 1999 and took over the entire secondary during the 2000 season. He was instrumental in the development of numerous young cornerbacks, including Eric Kelly who tied a UK record with 13 pass breakups during the 1999 season and three pass interceptions. Keane also took former running back Kenneth Grant and turned him into a defensive back who started every game in 1999 and recorded seven pass breakups. In 1998, the veteran defensive coach took wide

receiver Marvin Lowe and converted him to cornerback. Lowe notched 10 pass breakups, the third highest season total in Kentucky history. Keane’s secondary limited opponents to a completion rate of just 48.8 percent in 1998, marking the first time in nearly ten years that Kentucky held opponents under 50.0 percent passing. A native of Linden, New Jersey, Keane went to Kentucky after coaching the defensive backs at Louisiana Tech for three seasons, 1994-96. There he helped develop All-America cornerback Willie Smith, who led the nation in interceptions in 1995 and also was a two-year All-Big West Conference selection. As a team, Tech improved from 3-8 to 6-5 during Keane’s three campaigns. Prior to his stay at Louisiana Tech, Keane coached the secondary at Tennessee from 1990 through 1992. Tennessee posted a 27-8-2 record during that time, won the 1990 SEC Championship and played in the Sugar, Fiesta and Hall of Fame Bowls. During the 1990 season, Keane worked with a young running back coach on the Tennessee staff, Tommy West. Safety Dale Carter was a consensus All-American in 1991 and a two-year All-SEC choice. Cornerback Jeremy Lincoln was a first-team All-SEC pick in 1991. Both Lincoln and Carter went on to play in the NFL. Keane also helped to develop safety Jason Parker, who was named to the Freshman All-SEC team in 1992. For 18 seasons prior to coaching at Tennessee, Keane coached at his alma mater, Arkansas State University. He began as receiver and quarterback coach in 1972 and moved to the secondary in 1974. He later became defensive coordinator and served in that capacity from 1981 through 1989. Under Keane’s guidance as the coordinator, ASU led Division 1-AA in total defense in 1985 and his 1988 unit led Division 1-AA in turnover ratio. Arkansas State advanced to the 1-AA playoffs from 1984-87 and finished as the national runner-up in 1986. Six of his Arkansas State defensive backs went on to play in the National Football League. Keane was a three-year letterman at quarterback at Arkansas State from 1965-67. Following graduation in 1968, he began his coaching career at the junior high level. He was an assistant football coach at Little Rock High School in 1970-71 before re-

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turning to ASU to earn a master’s degree in 1973. Keane is married to the former Carolyn Pesce of Memphis. The couple has five children, Ashley, Ross, Brad, Brooke and Ben.


Assistant Coaches

TIM BANKS CORNERBACKS

THE BANKS FILE Personal Born: Detroit, MI Birthdate: 12-16-71 College: Central Michigan (1994) Athletics: 4 year football letterman at cornerback Wife: Robin

Coaching Experience Univ. of Memphis (2001-) Bowling Green State Univ. (1998-2000) Ferris State Univ. (1995-97) Bowling Green State Univ. (1994)

Tim Banks, who coached the defensive backs at Bowling Green State University during the 2000 season, was hired as the outside linebacker coach for the University of Memphis in 2001. Banks joined Tommy West’s staff in the spring of 2001 and coached the Tiger outside linebackers during the 2001 season. During the spring of 2002, Banks took over coaching the Tiger cornerbacks, a position he coached at Bowling Green State and Ferris State University. He is entering his second full season as a member of the Memphis staff and will be responsible for the continued development of Jason Brown, Tristan Thomas, Anthony Harden and Cameron Essex, as well as such noted newcomers as Brian Davis and Olen Whitely. During the 2001 season Banks worked with and helped develop outside linebackers Derrick Ballard, Greg Harper and Coot Terry, as well as young

linebacker Robert Douglas. Ballard, Harper and Terry all served as starters during the season and all three were ranked among the top ten leading tacklers on the squad. Harper was ranked third with 73 hits. Ballard was fifth with 60 tackles despite playing in just nine games. Terry was eighth with 48 tackles to his credit. Douglas was a member of the Tiger special teams and tallied six tackles while working in a reserve role. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Banks played collegiate football for Central Michigan University. He earned four varsity letters and was an All Mid-America Conference in both his junior and senior seasons. Banks was named the team’s MVP Defensive Back for two seasons and served as team captain in THE BANKS FAMILY 1994. He led the Chippewas in tackles as a junior and amassed over 200 tackles and two pass interceptions during his career. After receiving his B.S. degree in Industrial Management in 1994, Banks entered the coaching profession as a graduate assistant with the defensive staff at Bowling Green State. In 1995, he was hired as the defensive backs coach at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, and remained with the Bulldogs for two years. During that time, Banks served as the pass game coordinator and worked with all phases of the special teams. In January of 1998, Banks joined the staff at Bowling Green State where he worked as running backs coach for one season before being named secondary coach in 1999. Banks, age 30, and his wife, Robin, have been married for six years.

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Assistant Coaches

CRAIG BOLLER DEFENSIVE LINE

THE BOLLER FILE Personal Born: Belmond, Iowa Birthdate: 1-29-48 College: Iowa State University (1970) Athletics: 3 year football letterman at defensive tackle Wife: Jane Children: Valerie, Kimberly

Coaching Experience University of Memphis (2002-) Memphis Maniax (2000) Dallas Cowboys (1995-97) Iowa State University (1987-94) Oregon State University (1980-86) Memphis State University (1978-79) University of Tennessee (1977) William Penn College (1974-76) Craig Boller, who coached the defensive line at The University of Memphis in 1978-79 and went on to coach the defensive line for the 1996 world champion Dallas Cowboys, has been hired by head coach Tommy West to again coach the Tiger defensive front. Boller replaces Joe Cullen, who left Memphis in January of 2002. No stranger to the Mid-South area, Boller left a two year stint in private business and returned to Memphis in 2000 to coach the defensive line for the Memphis Maniax of the XFL with former Tiger player and coach Kippy Brown. A native of Belmond, Iowa, Boller coached the Cowboys defensive front from 1995 through 1997. Working with such noted players as Leon Lett and Charles Haley, Boller helped improve the Dallas

rush defense from 16th in the NFL in 1995 to ninth in mark and a Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 1996. The Cowboys were able to hold seven op- title in 1976 when he served as head coach for ponents to under 100 yards rushing, including four WPC. teams under 65 yards. The improved run defense A three year letterman at Iowa State as a dehelped the Cowboys’ defense maintain the top fensive tackle, Boller was a prep standout at defensive ranking in the NFL throughout much Belmond High School. He was an allof 1996 before finishing the year as the third state fullback at Belmond High, where ranked defense in the league. he played on three consecutive unIn 1995, Boller started the season as beaten teams. He earned four letters a defensive assistant, working closely with each in football, basketball and track, defensive coordinator Dave Campo. while earning five letters in baseball. He took over the defensive line Boller, who has two daughters, duties in the postseason as the Valerie and Kimberly, is married to the Cowboys marched to the former Jane Lobenstein. Super Bowl XXX title. Dallas’ defensive line accounted for 12 sacks during those three games, the most sacks over a three game span for Dallas since the first three games of the 1994 season. Before joining the staff at Dallas in 1995, Boller spent eight years as the defensive line coach at Iowa State. Prior to coaching the Cyclones, Boller was an assistant at Oregon State from 1980-86. He was on the same Beaver’s staff with Cowboy defensive coordinator Dave Campo, special teams coach Joe Avezzano and tight ends coach Robert Ford. Boller was a member of the U of M (then Memphis State University) staff under Richard Williamson for two seasons, 1978-79. During that period of time he coached such Tiger linemen as Keith Clark, Rick Ackerman and Stanley Adams, all of whom played in the NFL. Prior to his arrival in Memphis, Boller worked as a part-time assistant at Tennessee under head coach Johnny Majors. The Iowa State graduate began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Knoxville High School, 1971-73. He moved to William Penn College (Iowa) in 1974. The Statesmen posted a 30-3 record during the time Boller was a mem- THEBOLLERFAMILY ber of the coaching staff, including an 8-2 32


Support Staff

JOHN FLOWERS DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS

THE FLOWERS FILE Personal Born: Nokomis, IL Birthdate: 12-7-54 College: Southern Illinois (1976) Athletics: 4 year football letterman at defensive end & linebacker Wife: LuAnn Flowers Children: Brittany & Brooke

Experience Univ. of Memphis (1985-present) Lincoln High School (1978-84)

John Flowers, who came to Memphis in 1985, is in his 18th season as a member of the football staff. He serves as Tommy West's director of football operations and handles the day-to-day running of the football office. Since his arrival in Memphis, Flowers has worked under head coaches Rey Dempsey (198485), Charlie Bailey (1986-88), Chuck Stobart (198994), Rip Scherer (1995-2000) and Tommy West (2001-present). Most recently, Flowers has been involved with the renovation of Murphy Athletic Complex and the new addition to the complex which includes new football locker rooms, coaches locker rooms and meeting rooms, video rooms, media interview rooms, as well as new training rooms, equipments rooms and locker rooms for other sports. The new addition, which began construction in January of 2002, also has a large Hall of Fame area that will highlight the careers of numerous Tiger football greats. Flowers is 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 meals. During Tiger home games, he can be found setting up and hosting the Memphis football recruiting area and entering visitors to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Flowers serves as a guest speaker for Tiger football around the Mid-South and often fills in when head coach Tommy West is unavailable. Flowers came to Memphis after serving in the high school coaching ranks for seven years in the state of Illinois. A graduate of Southern Illinois University, Flowers played for the Salukis in the 1970s and received his degree from SIU in 1976. 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 the University of Northern Illinois. He lettered for four years for the Southern Illinois defense. He entered the coaching profession as an assistant coach at Lincoln High School (IL) 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 Nokomis High School, Flowers signed with SIU in 1973. He lettered for four years as a linebacker and received the Star Lineman Award as a senior. Flowers was selected to the Tri-State (Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana) first team. Flowers spends his free time with his family and hunting, fishing and playing golf. John and his wife, LuAnn, have two THE FLOWERS FAMILY daughters, Brittany,

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and Brooke. Brittany is the associate manager at Aeropostale, a retail clothing store in Memphis after attending The University of Memphis. Brooke is entering her junior year at The U of M after graduating from Bartlett High School in Memphis, where she was a letter winner for the Lady Panther basketball team.


Support Staff

MIKE STARK

LEE YERTY

KEVIN WHITE

HEAD STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

GRADUATE ASSISTANT

Mike Stark, who lettered for the Tigers for three years under former head coach Billy J. Murphy during the late 1960s and early 1970s, has returned to the University as the head strength and conditioning coach. Stark is entering his third year with the Tiger athletic department. A native Memphian, Stark comes to The U of M after serving as defensive coordinator and head strength coach at Cordova High School for two years (1998-99). In addition, he 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 in Memphis. During his tenure at Bartlett, the Panthers posted a 87-39 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 198389 the Bears posted an 42-8 record, made the state playoffs three times and won a state championship. A 1972 graduate of The University of Memphis (then Memphis State University), Stark played football for the Tigers for four years serving as an offensive lineman. He was selected to the All-MVC Freshman Team in 1968 and received AllMissouri Valley Conference honors for the next three seasons. Stark received All-Midlands honors as a junior and senior and was named AllAmerican by Associated Press, UPI and Kickoff Magazine as a senior. He received his master's degree in education from the U of M in 1982. Stark and his wife, the former Cindy Whitworth, have two children, daughter Keelie, age 15, and son Cody, age 7.

Lee Yerty begins his fourth season as a fulltime assistant strength and conditioning coach. Yerty, who works with all sports under the director of strength and conditioning, had served one year as an administrative assistant for women's athletics before he was appointed to his new position. Yerty, a 1986 graduate of Washington State University, was the assistant strength coach at WSU from 1985-90 before accepting the job of marketing director at Eastern Washington in 1991. Yerty was elevated to assistant athletic director in 1993 before becoming the recruiting coordinator for volleyball in 1995. Yerty is the husband of Carrie Yerty, Memphis' head volleyball coach. They have one son, Weslee, who is four years old.

Kevin White, a former Tiger walk-on football player and undergraduate assistant coach, will be entering his first season as the offensive graduate assistant for Tommy West's Tiger football program. White will assist the offensive line and will work with coach Rick Mallory. White came to the University of Memphis in 1998 after spending one year at Bethel College. He lettered as a freshman linebacker at Bethel where he registered 87 tackles as a freshman. White spent three semesters at the U of M as a player before deciding on a career in coaching. A native of Munford, TN, White lettered for two years in football. He was credited with 117 tackles as a senior and had three fumble recoveries. Playing for coach Mark Fisher, White had 202 career stops and three pass interceptions. He was named to Who's Who Among American High School Students as a senior at Munford High. White and his wife, Mary, have two sons, Tyler and Tucker.

PAT McLAUGHLIN Graduate Assistant Pat McLaughlin, who quarterbacked the University of Dayton football team to a 6-4 record in 1999, is entering his second season as a graduate assistant at The University of Memphis. McLaughlin will work with the Tiger defensive staff this fall. He was hired in September of 2001 as a graduate assistant for the strength & conditioning department at The University of Memphis. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, McLaughlin connected on 62-of-119 pass attempts in '99 for 1,063 yards and six touchdowns. In addition, he was the team's fourth leading rusher gaining 261 yards on 74 carries. He scored six rushing touchdowns. McLaughlin, who is the nephew of Tiger tight end coach/recruiting coordinator Russ Huesman, directed his Flyer team to wins over such teams as Austin Peay, Drake and San Diego in 1999. For his play, he was voted the recipient of the White-Allen Most Valuable Player Trophy in 1999. He was named first team All-PFL after finishing the season as the league's top passer. An education major at Dayton, McLaughlin prepped at Moeller High School in Cincinnati, where he set a school record for the most career yards passing.

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MIKE MALONE GRADUATE ASSISTANT Mike Malone, who served as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at James Madison University in 2001, has joined the Memphis staff as a graduate assistant strength coach under Mike Stark. A graduate of Mount Union College, Malone played football for Lakeland College (1994-96). He has served internships with the Cleveland Browns, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Minnesota and Iowa State.

HEATH WEIR GRADUATE ASSISTANT Heath Weir, who served as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Arkansas State University in 2000, has joined the Memphis staff as a graduate assistant strength coach under Mike Stark.


Support Staff

ED CANTLER

MIKE RODRIGUES

MARC HOHORST

HEAD TRAINER

ASSISTANT TRAINER

HEAD EQUIPMENT MANAGER

Eddie Cantler is beginning his 32nd season at the University of Memphis. Head trainer since 1980, Cantler is in charge of all men's sports with football being his primary duty. Cantler, a native of Bowling Green, KY, came to Memphis in 1970 and received his undergraduate degree from The U of M in 1974. Cantler, the host of cable TV's Trainer's Corner for nine years, was inducted into the Tennessee Athletic Trainer's Hall of Fame in 1996. He was the state's Trainer of the Year in 1994 and received the NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award in May of 1998. He was also inducted into the AllAmerican Football Foundation Hall of Fame in 2001. Cantler, who enjoys singing, received h i s

Mike Rodrigues, the head trainer for Lady Tiger basketball, is entering his first season at the University of Memphis, after serving the previous four years as an athletic trainer for the Baptist Rehabilitation program at Bartlett High School. While at BHS, Rodrigues was responsible for the health care for 18 coed varsity sports. During that same period of time, Rodrigues, 34, was the head trainer for the Memphis Maniax of the XFL and handled the daily sports medicine needs of 50 professional football players. A 1990 graduate of the University of Florida, Rodrigues served as the head student trainer for the Gators for two years. During that same period of time, he worked as a summer intern for the NFL's Miami Dolphins. He enrolled in graduate school at Mississippi State University in 1991 and received his Masters of Science in Exercise Physiology in 1993. He worked with the MSU football program and supervised a staff of 10 student trainers. Rodrigues also did an internship with the Phoenix Cardinals of the NFL while attending MSU. Following graduation from Mississippi State, Rodrigues was hired as an assistant trainer at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, and worked there for one year before returning to Mississippi State as an assistant trainer. From 1993 through 1997 he worked with the men's football program and took over the responsibilities for the women's soccer, softball and tennis programs in 1997. A native of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Rodrigues has worked the NCAA Women's East Regional Basketball Tournament, an NCAA Women's Tennis National Championship, three NCAA Regional Baseball Tournaments, the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championship, the AXA Liberty Bowl, the Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament and the Adidas ESP Soccer Camp. Mike is married to Memphis associate media relations director Jennifer Rodrigues.

Marc Hohorst joined the athletic department the summer of 2001 and is entering his second season with the U of M. He replaced former equipment manager Chris Williams. Hohorst is responsible for purchasing, issuing, and maintaining all athletic equipment, as well as supervising several student managers. He will also oversee the day-to-day operations of the equipment room at South Campus, which services football, baseball, soccer, track and golf. A native of Lafayette, La., Hohorst joins The U of M staff from Arkansas State where he was the supervisor of equipment for the last three years. Prior to his duties at Arkansas State, 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 USL, Hohorst also assisted in the equipment room as a student and worked both the NCAA softball regional tournament and the Sunbelt Conference baseball tournament as a tournament official. He spent one year with the Lafayette Swamp Cats as the h e a d equipm e n t manager before the team disbanded.

master's degree in health education from The U of M in August of 1977. In addition to his duties as head athletic trainer, Cantler serves as an instructor of health for The University of Memphis. Cantler and his wife, Jenina, who received her doctorate degree from the University of Memphis and teaches in the Math Department, have two children, Andrew, age 14, and Michael, age 13. Cantler is also in his first year as the director of Music Ministries at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Memphis. He served in the same capacity at Underwood Methodist Church in Memphis for several years.

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JOEL BARON VIDEOGRAPHER Joel Baron, who joined the athletic department staff at The University of Memphis in February of 2001 as the video coordinator, is in his second full football season with the Tigers. He replaced Bill Sisler who left the school in August of 2000 to fill a similar position at UMass. Baron, a native of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, attended North Penn High School in Lansdale (PA), before enrolling at Millersville University in Millersville, Pa. Baron worked as the video coordinator for the Millersville football program for four years and was responsible for shooting and editing all of the Marauder’s football tapes. He received his B.S. degree in Communications from MU in 1999. During Baron’s tenure, Millersville University won the PSAC championship in 1998 and were Division II quarterfinalists in 1999. In addition to his duties at Millersville, he served as a video intern with the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL in 1998.

Student Videographers

Paul Briggs, Jr.

Tiger Pride The University of Memphis Tiger Pride are a group of coeds who provide valuable assistance for the Tiger football program in recruiting and additionally serve as ambassadors for the Athletic Department. The Tiger Pride members are responsible for giving walking tours of The U of M campus to recruits and their families during the national recruiting period. They answer questions about classes, class size, residents life and dorm activities for the families of prospective student-athletes. During Homecoming week and Senior Parent Day the Tiger Pride members are responsible for decorating the Memphis locker room at South Campus and the dorm. In addition to working with football, the Tiger Pride have served as hostesses for the athletic department at events held at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium and at The Pyramid. "These young ladies are dedicated to The University of Memphis and are giving of their time to let others know how enjoyable the college experience can be at The U of M," said Sherri Schwartz, the campus sponsor of the Tiger Pride. "These 30 young ladies have a strong working knowledge of

the campus and its activities and they enjoy sharing that information with others." Schwartz, who has been with The University of Memphis athletic department for three years, is in her second year as the sponsor of the Tiger Pride. She works as the recruiting secretary for the football. "I can't say enough about Sherri and the Tiger Pride," said Tiger head football coach Tommy West "They can offer a proSherri Schwartz spective student-athlete information about campus life that they see as students on an everyday basis. It's invaluable to our program. These young ladies are truly ambassadors for this institution and a vital of our football program."

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A junior college transfer who became a regular at offensive guard for the Tigers ... Worked his way into a starting role during spring drills ... 2001: Played in the opening game of the season as a backup for starter Trey Eyre ... Appeared in all 11 games of the 2001 season and was the starter for the Army contest ... Worked as a member of the Memphis special teams ... Appeared in 10 plays during the season opener against Mississippi State on national TV ... Had 18 snaps in the win over UT-Chattanooga and eight plays in the South Florida victory ... Had a season and career high 26 snaps in the Tigers’ victory over Southern Mississippi ... Had 13 plays in the Houston win and 21 snaps in the Army victory ... Completed the 2001 season playing in 118 of the team’s 744 plays... JC: Lettered for two seasons as an offensive center at Middle Georgia College ... Helped his team to a 10-1 record and a fifth place national ranking in 2000 ... Helped his team to a victory in the 2000 Golden Isle Bowl game ... Was named to the 1999 All-Region XVII Team ... Was named to the 2000 preseason Junior College All-American team ... Played for coach Randy Pippen at Middle Georgia College ... Prep: Played guard and center for Osborne High School before entering junior college ... Lettered for three seasons ... Is the son of Lorriane Stephens ... Born: 7/17/78.

ERIC ANDERSON

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Saw some action in the spring as a reserve quarterback ... Worked as backup for Danny Wimprine in spring drills ... Ran for 32 yards and completed 2-of6 pass attempts in spring scrimmage situations ... 2001: Spent the fall of 2001 working as a quarterback for the Tiger offensive scout team ... Did not appear in a game for the Tigers ...Returned to the Tigers in the spring of 2001 after spending the fall rehabilitating his shoulder ... Participated in four spring scrimmages in 2001 and rushed the ball six times for four yards ... Also completed two-of-seven pass attempts for 13 yards ... Is expected to be redshirted this fall as he continues to learn the Tigers’ new offensive system ... 2000: Came to the Tigers in fall but was unable to fully participate due to shoulder surgery in May of 2000 ... Returned to his home in Pensacola, FL, and sat out the 2000 season while rehabilitating his shoulder ... Returned to the team for the spring of 2001 and participated in winter workouts and spring drills ... Prep: Lettered in football and baseball at Pensacola Catholic High School ... Started the first four games of the 1999 season before suffering a knee injury in the fifth game of the year ... Over the four-plus games he completed 78-of-120 passes for 1,070 yards and 11 touchdowns ... He added 465 yards rushing on 53 attempts and scored four touchdowns ... For his play in 1999 he was named to the Florida All-Panhandle 2nd team and to the Florida All-State team (honorable mention) ... As a junior he passed for 1,200 yards and 13 touchdowns completing 52-of-138 pass attempts ... He also rushed for 890 yards and seven touchdowns ... Holds the Catholic record for passing yards, touchdown passes, completion percentage, longest touchdown pass and longest touchdown run ... Career totals read 3,425 yards passing, 33 touchdown passes, 1,635 yards rushing and 13 rushing touchdowns ... Long touchdown pass record was set with 92-yard completion and his long touchdown run record was 98 yards ... Has been timed at 4.65 in the 40-yard dash ... A standout baseball player who was named to the 1999 all-area and Florida All-State teams ... Batted .340 as a junior with 13 home runs in leading his team to the state final four in baseball ... Born: 8/11/82 ... Is the son of Mark and Karen Adams ... Is the grandson of former University of Memphis (then Memphis State University) head football coach Fred Pancoast ... Played football for coach Keith Hindsley at Pensacola Catholic High School.

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Quarterback 6-1, 190 r-Freshman Catholic HS Pensacola, FL

MATT ADAMS

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Year 2001 Total

ANDERSON'S STATISTICS Games/Starts Snaps/Total Snaps 9/1 98/744 9/1 98/744

TRA VIS A NGLIN RAVIS Wide Receiver 6-4, 210 r-Senior, 3L John Shaw HS Columbus, GA

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A three year letterman at quarterback who was moved to wide receiver in the final four games of the 2001 season ... Spent the spring working as a receiver and in the first full scrimmage of the spring caught five passes for 131 yards and two touchdowns ... Gives the Tigers a big receiver with great speed ... 2001: Was the Tigers starting quarterback in 2001 ... Opened the season


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against Mississippi State ... Threw for 145 yards in win over UT-Chattanooga and rushed for 78 yards ... Was responsible for four touchdowns scored in the UT-Chattanooga victory ... His 78 yards rushing against Chattanooga were a career high as were his 17 rushing attempts ... His 15 completions against Chattanooga ranked as his second best performance as a Tiger ... Completed a 45 yard pass to Ryan Johnson in the win over South Florida ... Injured his shoulder in the Louisville game ... Re-injured the shoulder against Southern Mississippi ... Had completed just one-of-three pass attempts before leaving the USM contest ... Entered the Houston game as a wide receiver and threw one pass from that formation ... Played receiver in the East Carolina game for one series ... Worked as a receiver for most of the UAB game and had his first pass reception ... Caught a six-yard pass from Danny Wimprine ... Scored his first career receiving touchdown in the Tennessee game ... Caught a ten-yard pass from Danny Wimprine against the Vols ... Played receiver in the Army game ... Completed the 2001 season playing receiver against Cincinnati ... Had one catch for 37 yards against the Bearcats ... His 37 yard reception as a wide out was his longest of the season ... Had one pass reception

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Gray Game ... Completed 9-of-11 pass attempts for 135 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a third score in leading the offense to a 35-0 win ... Finished the spring completing 16-of32 attempts for 257 yards and two touchdowns ... Averaged 16.1 yards per pass completion in spring drills ... Rushed the ball 19 times for 102 yards and two additional scores ... Averaged 5.1 yards per carry in the spring scrimmages ... 2000: Was the Tigers starter at quarterback when the team opened the 2000 season ... Completed eight of 27 pass attempts for 66 yards against Mississippi State ... Rushed the ball 15 times for 32 yards against the Bulldogs ... Led the team to its first win of the season in the second contest of the year against Louisiana-Monroe ... Ran the ball 12 times for 34 yards and two touchdowns and completed 11-of-22 pass attempts for 80 yards ... Opened the Arkansas State game in Jonesboro and during the first half of play, had two carries for 32 yards and hit on 6-of-12 pass attempts for 55 yards and one touchdown ... On his second rushing attempt sustained a severe high ankle sprain which would in effect knock him out for the remainder of the season ... Was able to play one series against UAB in October but was too limited in his mobility ... Sat out the remainder of the 2000 campaign ... Finished the 2000 season with 98 yards rushing and two touchdowns and completed 26-of-60 pass attempts for 200 yards and one score ... Sustained a torn capsular in his right shoulder in winter conditioning ... Had surgery on March 31,2000 to repair damage ... Missed most of spring drills leading into the 2000 season ... 1999: Became a starter at quarterback for the Tigers in the Tulane game ... Started the last four games of the season but shared playing time with Neil Suber throughout the campaign ... Led the Tigers to wins in three of the final four games ... Was named to the 1999 Conference USA All-Freshman

of 45 yards as a quarterback on a tailback pass ... Led the team in average yards per catch in 2001 ... Had four catches for 98 yards and one touchdown... Averaged 24.5 yards per reception ...Was named the Paul Gingold MVP of the Blue-

Team and was selected the 1999 co-Conference USA Freshman of the Year ... Saw his first collegiate action in the season opener against Ole Miss ... Had just two rushes and no pass attempts against the Rebels ... Completed his first collegiate pass to true freshman Casey Rooney in the Mississippi State game ... Also rushed for his first college touchdown in the Mississippi State game ... Finished the Mississippi State game with 20 yards rushing on six attempts ... Threw his first college touchdown pass the following week against Arkansas State ... Gained 39 yards rushing and scored one touchdown against ASU and completed his only pass attempt to Damien Dodson for 32 yards and a score ... Completed four passes for 96 yards and one score before suffering a separated shoulder against Missouri ... Sat out the UAB game before returning to action against Louisville ... Rushed for 38 yards and one touchdown and completed 10-of-17 passes for 90 yards against the Cardinals ... Became the starter for the Tulane game and responded by completing 16of-23 pass attempts for 221 yards and two touchdowns ... Led Memphis to a 49-7 win over Tulane ... Threw for 163 yards in the Southern Mississippi game and had 118 yards passing in win over Army ... Closed out the 1999 campaign with 113 yards passing and one touchdown pass in the win over Cincinnati ... Had a 49-yard touchdown pass to Billy Kendall against Cincinnati ... Finished the season with 57 rushes for 123 yards and three touchdowns ... Completed 68-of-125 passes attempts for 856 yards and five touchdowns in 1999 ... Threw 10 pass interceptions ... Worked out with the Tiger baseball team in the spring of ‘99 but did not play due to football obligations ... Moved to the number two quarterback slot in the spring of ‘99 when junior Stephen Galbraith was injured ... Had a 36-yard touchdown run in the Blue-Gray Game to help the Blue team to a 14-6 win ... Finished the spring completing nine of 22 passes for 54 yards and one touchdown ... ... Ran a 4.52 forty yard dash on spring timing day ... 1998: Was redshirted during the 1998 season ... Spent the 1998 season working as a member of the offensive scout team ... Prep: An outstanding athlete who excelled in both football and baseball ... Was an All-BiCity selection in football and baseball ... Pigskin Preps' Magazine compared Anglin to Auburn's Dameyune Craig ... Passed for 920 yards and 10 touchdowns and rushed for 980 yards and scored 13 touchdowns in 1997 ... Listed in Jeff Whitaker's Deep South Football Recruiting Guide as all-around athlete ... Led team to playoffs as a junior completing 47-of-103 pass attempts for 676 yards ... Career totals read over 2,500 yards rushing and 2,200 yards passing ... Was rated among the Top Twenty baseball players in state of Georgia ... Works as a centerfielder in baseball and batted .357 during the 1997 season ... Was a high school teammate of Tiger defensive end Andre Arnold ... Was an honor roll student at Shaw High ... Played for coach Charlie Flowers at Shaw ... Born: 5/17/80 ... Is the son of Roosevelt and Linda Anglin.

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Passing 9/3/01 9/8/01 9/22/01 9/29/01 10/6/01 10/13/01 9/2/00 9/9/00 9/16/00 10/14/00 9/11/99 9/18/99 9/25/99 10/2/99 10/16/99 10/30/99 11/6/99 11/13/99 11/20/99

Opponent Miss State UT-Chattanooga Sou. Florida Louisville Southern Miss Houston Miss State LA-Monroe Ark.State UAB Miss State Ark.State Tennessee Missouri Louisville Tulane Southern Miss Army Cincinnati

Att 7 22 12 17 3 1 27 22 10 1 6 1 2 10 17 23 29 20 17

Comp 6 15 9 11 1 0 8 11 6 1 2 1 1 4 10 16 14 11 9

Int 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 1 2 1 1

Yds 56 145 94 77 1 0 66 80 55 (-1) 17 32 6 96 90 221 163 118 113

Td 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 1

LG 45 6 10 37

Tds 0 0 1 0

Avg 45.0 6.0 10.0 37.0

Yds 45 6 10 37

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Became eligible in January of 2001 and participated with the Tigers in winter workouts ... Worked with the Tiger secondary in the spring of 2002 but was limited to conditioning and running drills ... Was not allowed to participate in contact drills ... Was considered one of the top candidates to replace Idrees Bashir at safety until he was severely injured in an automobile accident in March of 2001 ... Spent most of April and May in rehabilitation in Atlanta, Georgia ... May have to continue to sit out during the 2002 season while recovering from head injuries and facial surgery ... 2001: Was redshirted during the 2001 football season ... Sat out the season while recovering from auto accident ... Was not released by his physicians to return to practice field ... Did light workouts in Tiger weightroom ... 2000: Sat out the 2000 season while concentrating on academic work ... Worked in the weightroom to maintain his conditioning ... Prep: Lettered in football and basketball in high school ... Played receiver and defensive back at nationally-ranked McEachern High School ... Was a first team All-Cobb County selection in football in 1998 ... Helped his team to the 1998 Georgia state championship games against Valdosta HS and a 14-1 record ... Had two pass interceptions in state playoff game against Cedar Shoals HS ... Finished the season with 68 total tackles, three tackles for lost yardage, one fumble recovery and five pass interceptions ... Returned one interception 32 yards for a touchdown ... Worked as team’s punt returner and had 15 returns for 198 yards ... Averaged 13.2 yards per return ... Also returned kickoffs for MHS ... Had 16 kickoff returns for 355 yards ... Averaged 22.2 yards per kickoff return ... Was named to Southeastern Football Recruiting’s 1999 Top Prep Prospect list ... Listed by Forrest Davis Recruiting Magazine as a Georgia top prospect ... Was a teammate of Georgia Tech quarterback A.J. Suggs ... Lettered for three years as a guard on the basketball team ... Played for coach Jimmy Dorsey at McEachern High ... Born: 10/11/79.

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Opponent South Florida UAB Tennessee Cincinnati

Defensive Back 5-10, 180 r-Sophomore McEachern HS Powder Springs, GA

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ANGLIN'S CAREER HIGHS

Most Rushes/Game: 15 vs Miss State (‘00) Most Rush Yds/Game: 39 vs Arkansas State (‘99) Longest Run: 28 vs Arkansas State (‘00) Most Rushing Touchdowns/Game: 2 vs LA-Monroe (‘00) Most Pass Attempts/Game: 29 vs Southern Miss (‘99) Most Completions/Game: 16 vs Tulane (‘99) Highest Completion Percentage/Game: .695 vs Tulane (‘99) Most Pass Yds/Game: 221 vs Tulane (‘99) Most Touchdown Passes/Game: 2 vs Tulane (‘99) Longest Completion: 49 vs Missouri & Cincinnati (‘99) Most Pass Receptions/Game: 1 (four times in ‘01) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 45 vs South Florida (‘01) Most TD Receptions/Game: 1 vs Tennessee (‘01)

Receiving Year 9/23/01 10/27/01 11/10/01 11/24/01

BO ARNOLD

Int Tds 10 5 2 1 0 4 12 10 Tds LG 3 20 2 28 2 56 7 56 Yds/G Yds/P 97.9 5.4 74.5 3.3 57.2 4.8 76.3 4.7 Tds LG 1 45

Yds 856 200 403 1459 Avg 2.2 3.4 3.4 2.9 Plays 182 89 131 402 Avg 24.5

Comp 68 26 43 137 Yds 123 98 227 448 Pass 856 200 403 1459 Yds 98

Att 125 60 65 250 No 57 29 66 152 Rush 123 98 227 448 No 4

Passing G/S 1999 10/4 2000 4/4 2001 11/5 Totals 25/13 Rushing G 1999 10/4 2000 4/4 2001 11/5 Totals 25/13 Total Offense G 1999 10/4 2000 4/4 2001 11/5 Totals 25/13 Receiving G 2001 11/5

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Tackles 2000 2001 Totals

G/S 11/7 11/9 22/16

BALLARD'S STATISTICS UT AT TOT LOSS 36 26 62 3-14 44 16 60 8-22 80 42 122 11-36

SACK 1-7 1-5 2-12

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both tailback and defensive back ... Rushed for 1,118 yards and scored 13 touchdowns in 1999 ... As a defensive back he recorded 71 tackles and seven pass interceptions ... Had 206 yards rushing, two pass interceptions and 12 tackles in a game against East Hall High ... Led his team to a 9-2 record and a bid to the Class 2A state playoffs in 1999 ... Was named to the Georgia Sportswriter’s All-State team ... Was named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution Georgia 75 recruiting list ... Received all-area, all-region and all-state honors in soccer ... Was all-area and all-region in basketball and helped the basketball team to a 20-6 record in 1999-2000 ... Was recruited by Clemson, Georgia and Georgia Tech ... Was a starter for the Morgan County basketball team ... Was a member of the National Honor Society ... Was named class president as a junior and senior ... Was voted Most-Athletic and Best AllAround by his classmates ... Born: 12/8/81 ... Played for coach Kenny Moore at Morgan County High ... Is the son of Columbus and Ann Ballard.

Most Tackles/Game: 13 vs UAB (‘01) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 11 vs UAB (‘01) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 6 vs Army (‘00) Most Tackles for Loss/Game: 3 vs UAB (‘01) Most Quarterback Sacks/Game: 1 vs UAB (‘00) Most Pass Interceptions/Game: 1 vs Southern Miss (‘01) Most Interception Return Yards/Game: 29 vs Southern Miss (‘01) Most Int. for Touchdown/Game: 1 vs Southern Miss (‘01)

BALLARD'S CAREER HIGHS

G AME -B Y-G AME R EVIEW Defense 9/22/01 9/29/01 10/6/01 10/13/01 10/20/01 10/27/01 11/10/01 11/17/01 11/24/01

Opponent Sou. Florida Louisville Sou. Miss Houston East Carolina UAB Tennessee Army Cincinnati

UT 4 6 3 4 1 11 5 5 5

AT 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 3 3

TT 5 7 5 5 3 13 6 8 8

TFLs 0/0 1/2 1/5 0/0 0/0 3/5 1/4 1/2 1/4

QB 0/0 0/0 1/5 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PB 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

Int/Yds 0/0 0/0 1/29 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

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LA-Monroe Ark.State Army Sou. Miss East Carolina UAB Houston Tennessee Cincinnati Tulane

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1 2 6 4 1 2 0 4 4 2

3 2 12 7 2 7 3 9 7 10

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Appeared at outside linebacker in nine games last season ... Has been a starter over the past two years at outside linebacker but was moved to safety in the spring ... Is expected to battle for the starting nod at one of the safety slots this fall ... 2001: Sat out the first two games of the season ... Returned to action for South Florida game ... Credited with five tackles against South Florida ... Tallied seven stops in the Louisville contest ... Put together five tackles in each of the Southern Miss and Houston games ... Registered a season high 13 tackles in the UAB contest ... Was named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week for his play against Southern Mississippi ... Was credited with five tackles, one pass interception, one tackle for loss yardage, one quarterback sack and two pass breakups ... Returned his interception for 29-yards and a touchdown which put Memphis ahead for good ... Had six total tackles against Tennessee ... Closed the season with eight tackles in the Army and Cincinnati games ... Finished the 2001 season as the Tigers’ fifth leading tackler despite missing two games ... Credited with 44 solo tackles and 16 assists, eight tackles for lost yardage (-22), one quarterback sack (-8), and four pass break ups ... 2000: Lettered as a true freshman in 2000 by appearing in all 11 games ... Started seven games including the final four games of the season ... Logged three tackles, one quarterback hurry and one pass break up in the season opener against Mississippi State ... Registered a season and career high 12 tackles in the Memphis win over Army at West Point ... Totaled nine hits in the Tigers game with Tennessee ... Was credited with 10 tackles in the season finale against Tulane and tallied seven stops in each of the Southern Miss, UAB and Cincinnati games ... Had his first career quarterback sack in the UAB game ... Finished the season as the team’s fifth leading tackler ... Logged 62 total tackles including 36 solo stops and three tackles for lost yardage ... Had eight quarterback hurries and six pass break ups ... Was ranked 29th in Conference USA in tackles ... Prep: Lettered in football, soccer and basketball at Morgan County High School ... Played

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Rover 6-2, 210 Junior, 2L Morgan County HS Madison, GA

DERRICK BALLARD

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Played defensive tackle for the Tigers during spring drills and could help provide depth this fall ... Will work with Albert Means and Boris Penchion at one of the defensive tackle slots ... 2001: Sat out the 2001 season while concentrating on academics ... Was a member of the Tigers defensive scout team and worked against the Memphis offense during practice ... Played defensive tackle for the scout team ... Prep: Lettered as a fullback and a defensive lineman at Tucker High School for two seasons ... Was an all-state selection in football ... Credited with 101 tackles and 10 sacks as a senior ... Spent his time on offense blocking for tailback Jabari Davis ... Helped Tucker HS to a record of 10-3 ... Had 221 career tackles and 18 quarterback sacks ... Also lettered in track ... Played for coach Phil Lindsey at Tucker HS ... Is the son of Brigittie Billingslea ... Born: 8/22/82.

JEREMIAH BONDS

Defensive Tackle 6-3, 245 r-Freshman, SQ Tucker HS Atlanta, GA

Tailback 5-9, 175 Junior, 2L J.O. Johnson HS Huntsville, AL

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BELL'S CAREER HIGHS

Most Tackles/Game: 11 vs Houston (‘01) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 6 vs Houston (‘01) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 5 vs Houston (‘01) Most Tackles for Loss/Game: 1 vs Houston (‘01)

GREG BILLINGSLEA

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BELL'S STATISTICS UT AT TOT LOSS 17 10 27 1-1 17 10 27 1-1

G/S 10/0 10/0

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Is the nephew of former Tiger and current St. Louis Ram wide receiver Isaac Bruce ... Signed with Utah State after high school and played during the 1999 season ... 2001: Sat out the first game of the season under suspension for academic policy violations ... Played his first game as a Tiger against UTChattanooga ... Had two tackles against UT-Chattanooga ... Logged one tackle in the win over South Florida and had two stops in the Louisville contest ... Was credited with two tackles and one pass breakup in the Tigers’ win over Southern Mississippi ... Best performance of the season came in the victory over Houston when he had 11 total tackles, including five solo hits and six assists ... Recorded two tackles in the East Carolina contest ... Was credited with three tackles against Tennessee and closed the season with two tackles in the Army and Cincinnati contests ... Finished the 2001 season as the team’s 16th leading tackler ... Was credited with 27 tackles, including 17 solos, one tackle for lost yardage and five pass break ups ... 2000: Came to the Tigers as a transfer from Utah State University ... Had to sit out the fall of 2000 under the NCAA transfer rules ... Worked as a member of the defensive scout team throughout the fall of 2000 ... Was used as a strong safety ... 1999: Lettered as a safety for USU in 1999 ... Played in ten games for the Aggies ... Was credited with 17 tackles including seven solos ... Had a season and career high six tackles against Georgia ... Logged four tackles in the Boise State game and had two tackles against nationally-ranked Kansas State ... 1998: Was redshirted during the 1998 season ... Prep: Played safety for two years at Dillard High School ... Was twice named to the all-county squad and was picked as a member of the All-South team ... Was named the defensive Most Valuable Player in the Nike All-Star game ... Born: 7/13/79.

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Defensive Back 6-1, 200 r-Senior, 1L Dillard HS Ft. Lauderdale, FL

ELIJ AH BELL LIJAH

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Lettered for the second consecutive season as a Tiger running back ... Worked as a backup for starter Dante Brown in 2001 ... Was listed as the number two tailback in the spring of 2002 and had rushes among the tailbacks in the spring ... 2001: Opened the season as the Tigers number one kick returner ... Also worked as a tailback ... Returned two kickoffs against UT-Chattanooga for 48 yards ... Injured his ankle prior to the Louisville game and missed two weeks of action ... Was added back to the roster for the Houston contest ... Saw his first action since the ankle injury in the Tennessee game ... Was limited throughout the 2001 season due to injury ... Was the team’s fourth leading rusher in spring practice ... Gained 139 yards on 28 attempts in the new spread offense ... Speed and running style make him a vital part of the new offense ... 2000: Lettered as a true freshman last year working as a tailback ... Was forced into action after injuries to Sugar Sanders and Dernice Wherry ... Saw his first duty in the Arkansas State game when he had one rush for three yards and one pass reception for five yards ... Helped the Tigers to their win over Army when he caught a fourth quarter swing pass from Neil Suber and raced 31 yards for his first collegiate touchdown ... Led all Tiger backs with 44 yards rushing in the Southern Miss game and had a season long run of 22 yards against the Golden Eagles ... Also caught three passes for 34 yards against USM ... Saw spot duty

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as the older backs returned to action ... Played in eight of the 11 games and finished the season with 37 carries for 102 yards ... Caught eight passes for 82 yards and one touchdown ... Was the Tigers’ fourth leading rusher in 2000 and for his play was named as a tailback on the 2000 Conference USA AllFreshman Team ... Prep: Lettered in both football and track at J.O. Johnson High School in Huntsville, Alabama ... Played tailback and corner in high school ... Had 160 rushing attempts for 1,550 yards during the 1999 season ... Against Scottsboro High he rushed for 256 yards and five touchdowns ... Was an all-area and all-Metro selection in football in 1998 and 1999 ... Was named to the Alabama 5A All-State team (honorable mention) in 1999 ... Rushed for 1,425 yards as a junior and had 148 yards rushing as a sophomore ... Career rushing totals read 261 carries for 3,127 yards ... Scored 33 career touchdowns ... Has run a 10.6 100 meters for track team and has been timed at 6.25 in the 55 meter indoor ... Was the Alabama state champion in the 55 meters for three years ... Set the school record for the long jump at 22’ ... Also ran anchor leg on Alabama state relay championship team ... Is a cousin of Washington Wizzard basketball star Chris Webber ... Born: 10/9/81 ... Played for coach Harold Wells at J.O. Johnson High ... Is the son of Jerry and Brenda Bonds.

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BONDS’ STATISTICS No Yds Avg Tds LG 37 102 2.8 0 22 5 5 1.0 0 4 42 107 2.5 0 22 No Yds Avg Tds LG 8 82 10.2 1 31 1 -5 -5.0 0 0 9 77 8.5 1 31 Rush Pass Plays Yds/G Yds/P 102 0 37 12.8 2.8 5 0 5 1.3 1.0 107 0 42 8.9 2.5

Rushing G 2000 8/0 2001 4/0 Totals 12/0 Receiving G 2000 8/0 2001 4/0 Totals 12/0 Total Offense G 2000 8/0 2001 4/0 Totals 12/0

BONDS’ CAREER HIGHS Most Rushes/Game: 11 vs Southern Miss (‘00) Most Rush Yds/Game: 44 vs Southern Miss (‘00) Longest Run: 22 vs Southern Miss (‘00) Most Pass Receptions/Game: 3 vs Southern Miss (‘00) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 34 vs Southern Miss (‘00) Longest Pass Reception: 31 vs Army (‘00) Most Touchdown Receptions/Game: 1 vs Army (‘00)

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Tailback 6-2, 216 Senior, 1L Middle Georgia College Swainsboro, GA

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but earned playing time for the Mississippi State game ... Led the team in rushing against the Bulldogs with 43 yards on 13 attempts ... Exploded for 158 yards and one rushing touchdown in the Tigers’ win over Chattanooga ... His 158 yards is the 14th highest single game total in school history ... Also caught two passes for 21 yards and a second score ... Opened the UTC game with a 62 yard run on his first carry of the night ... Was the longest run by a Tiger since Larry Porter’s 64 yard run against Arkansas State in 1993 ... Had 79 yards rushing and one touchdown against South Florida before being knocked out of the game with an ankle injury ... Caught two passes for 37 yards against the Bulls ... Tallied 119 yards rushing in the Conference USA opener against Louisville at Papa Johns Stadium ... Had three runs of 20 or more yards against the Cardinals including a long run of 42 yards ... Scored the Tigers’ first touchdown of the game against Louisville ... Led all rushers in the Memphis win over Southern Mississippi ... Gained 62 yards on 19 carries and scored one touchdown against the Golden Eagles ... Rushed for 148 yards and scored a school record four rushing touchdowns in a road win over Houston ... His four touchdowns were the most ever scored by a Memphis player in a single game and his 24 points were the most ever scored by a Tiger in a game ... Was named the Conference USA Co-Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts ... Became the first Memphis offensive player to ever be named the league’s offensive player of the week in the six year history of the league ... Led the team in rushing in the East Carolina game with 70 yards ... Scored his ninth rushing touchdown of the season against UAB ... Played just three snaps in the Tennessee game before receiving a gash in his right arm that required 25 stitches to close ... Came back from injury to rush for 80 yards and a touchdown against Army and added 90 yards and a touchdown against Cincinnati ... His 902 yards rushing rank as the fourth highest single season total in Memphis football history ... His 11 rushing touchdowns are the most by a Tiger back since the 1963 season and are the second most ever by a Memphis back ... Lettered as a tailback for two years at Middle Georgia College ... Helped his team to a 10-1 record and a fifth place national ranking in 2000 ... Led MGC to a bowl appearance in Brunswick (Ga) in 2000 ... Rushed for nearly 900 yards and 14 touchdowns during 2000 season at MGC ... Had 208 yards and scored three touchdowns on just 11 rushing attempts during his freshman season at Middle Georgia ... Had touchdown runs of five, 42 and 46 yards in that game ... Scored four rushing touchdowns against Wingate College in 1999 ... Had runs of one, three, seven and 79 yards in that game ... Was named to the All-Region XVII team in 1999 ... Signed with Tommy West at Clemson out of


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BROWN’S CAREER HIGHS Most Rushes/Game: 26 vs Houston (‘01) Most Rush Yds/Game: 159 vs UT-Chattanooga (‘01) Most Rushing Touchdowns/Game: 4 vs Houston (‘01) * Longest Run: 62 vs UT-Chattanooga (‘01) Most Pass Receptions/Game: 2 vs five opponents (‘01) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 37 vs South Florida (‘01) Longest Pass Reception: 39 vs South Florida (‘01) Most Touchdown Receptions/Game: 1 vs UT-Chattanooga (‘01) * indicates school record

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Opponent UT-Chattanooga South Florida Louisville Southern Miss Houston East Carolina Army Cincinnati

Receiving Year 9/8/01 9/23/01 9/29/01 10/6/01 10/13/01 10/20/01 11/17/01 11/24/01

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Opponent Miss State UT-Chattanooga Sou. Florida Louisville Southern Miss Houston East Carolina UAB Tennessee Army Cincinnati

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DANTE BROWN’S FOUR RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS AGAINST HOUSTON IN 2001 SET TIGER RECORD FOR SCORING AND FOR RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS IN A GAME. PREVIOUSLY, 17 PLAYERS HAD SCORED THREE TOUCHDOWNS IN A GAME 20 TIMES IN TIGER FOOTBALL ANNALS. HIS 24-POINTS SCORED BROKE THE RECORD OF 18- POINTS SET BY 18 PLAYERS 21 TIMES IN MEMPHIS HISTORY.

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BROWN SETS SCHOOL RECORD

Rushing 9/3/01 9/8/01 9/22/01 9/29/01 10/6/01 10/13/01 10/20/01 10/27/01 11/10/01 11/17/01 11/24/01

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DB, 5-10, 170 r-Sophomore, 1L Catholic HS Baton Rouge, LA

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BROWN’S STATISTICS No Yds Avg Tds LG 184 902 4.9 11 62 No Yds Avg Tds LG 13 65 5.0 1 39 Rush Pass Plays Yds/G Yds/P 902 0 184 82.0 4.9

Rushing G/S 2001 11/7 Receiving G/S 2001 11/7 Total OffenseG/S 2001 11/7

high school but attended junior college ... Was a first team USA Today AllAmerican at Swainsboro High School ... Rushed for 1,842 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior in high school ... Had 317 yards and scored four touchdowns against Johnson County in 1997 ...Had four kickoff returns for touchdowns as a senior in high school ... Rushed for over 1,300 yards and scored 10 touchdowns as a junior in high school ... Ran track in high school and has posted a time of 10.9 in the 100 meters ... Recruited by Clemson, Auburn, Georgia, Ole Miss and South Carolina in high school ... Played for coach Randy Pippen at Middle Georgia College ... Is the son of Mary Brown ... Born: 7/28/80.

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A returning starter in the Memphis secondary ... Started all 11 games for Memphis in 2001 and had four starts during the 2000 season ... Was moved to corner in the spring ... 2001: Starter at rover for the Tigers during the 2001 season ... Credited with three tackles in the season opener against Mississippi State ...Logged two tackles in the win over UT-Chattanooga ... Was credited with three tackles and a season high five pass breakups in the Tigers’ win over South Florida ... Recorded his first career pass interception in the South Florida contest ... Had one stop in the Louisville game and three tackles in the win over Southern Mississippi ... Tallied four tackles, one pass interception and one pass breakup in the Tigers’ road win over Houston .. Had a season high seven tackles in the East Carolina game ... Suffered a mild concussion in East Carolina game ... Came back with four hits in the UAB contest ... Logged six tackles against Tennessee in Knoxville ... Tallied four tackles including one for lost yardage in victory over Army and closed the season with five tackles against Cincinnati ... Finished the 2001 season with 42 tackles, two tackles for lost yardage, two pass interceptions and 10 pass breakup... 2000: Returned to the Tigers after redshirting in 1999 and started four games for the injured Marcus Smith at cornerback ... Was credited with two tackles against Mississippi State in his first collegiate contest ... Played 16 plays against the Bulldogs ... Had four tackles in the Tigers’ win over Louisiana-Monroe and registered a season and career high five tackles in Memphis’ wins over East Carolina and Army ... Had three hits in the Tennessee and Cincinnati games ... Finished the season with 28 total stops including 21 solo tackles ... Also worked as a member of the Tigers’ special teams and participated in 93 special teams snaps in 2000 ... For his play was named to the 2000 Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... 1999: Was redshirted during the 1999 season ... Spent the fall of 1999 working with the Tiger defensive scout team ... Worked as a cornerback and as a safety during the fall ... Went through the spring of 2000 with the Tigers ... Prep: An outstanding athlete who excelled at both football and baseball ... Was an alldistrict, All-Metro and honorable mention all-State selection in football as a senior ... Helped lead his team to the state semifinals and a 12-2 record ... Intercepted a pass and returned it 74 yards for a touchdown in the state quarterfinals against Neville ... Had 12 kickoff returns for 300 yards in 1998 ... Finished the season with 30 tackles and four pass interceptions ... Had 57 rushes as a tailback for 376 yards in 1998 ... Was a high school teammate of Tiger offensive guard Trey Eyre ... Also lettered in track at

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J. BROWN'S STATISTICS UT AT TOT FR INT 21 7 28 0 0 23 19 42 0 2-20 44 26 70 0 2-20

Tackles G/S 2000 10/4 2001 11/11 Totals 21/15

Catholic High ... Born: 9/14/80 ... Played for coach Dale Weiner at CHS ... Is the son of Sabrina Brown.

J. BROWN'S CAREER HIGHS

Most Tackles/Game: 7 vs East Carolina (‘01) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 5 vs Army (‘00) & ECU (‘01) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 5 vs Tennessee (‘01) Most Pass Interceptions/Game: 1 vs South Florida & Houston (‘01) Most Return Yards/Game: 16 vs Houston (‘01) Most Tackles for Loss/Game: 1 vs Army & East Carolina (‘01) Most Pass Breakups/Game: 5 vs South Florida (‘01)

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Opponent Miss State UT-Chattanooga Sou. Florida Louisville Sou. Miss Houston East Carolina UAB Tennessee Army Cincinnati

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A major key to the Memphis defensive success last season and is expected to be a leader in the defensive front this fall ... Enters the 2002 season ranked 15th in the nation in quarterback sacks among active players ... Was the starter at defensive end for the 2001 season ... Named the team’s Defensive Lineman of the Year for 2001 ... Voted by his teammates as one of the Captains for 2001 ... 2001: Had three stops in the season opener against Mississippi State ... Recorded eight tackles against UT-Chattanooga includ-

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Defensive End 6-3, 262 r-Senior, 3L City HS Chattanooga, TN

TONY BROWN

ing two quarterback sacks and two tackles for lost yardage ... Picked up seven tackles in the South Florida win ... Registered his first career fumble recovery in the Memphis win over South Florida ... Recorded four tackles in Louisville game and added eight stops in the win over Southern Mississippi ... Claimed four tackles in the road win over Houston and tallied nine tackles in the East Carolina game ... Registered a quarterback sack and a tackle for lost yardage in the Tennessee game ... Closed the season with five tackles against Army and was credited with four stops in the Cincinnati contest ... Recorded 42 tackles on the season, including 23 solo stops ... Had two tackles for lost yardage (-8), two pass interceptions returned for 20 yards and eight pass break ups ... His eight pass break ups ranked second only to Glenn Sumter’s 13 ... Was the Tigers’ 10th leading tackler in 2001 ... Received a scare in the spring when he injured a knee in the first spring scrimmage ... Was scoped and found to have a minor cartilage tear behind his knee ... Damage was repaired and he missed the remainder of spring practice ... Is expected to be at full speed for fall camp ... 2000: Started 10 games for the Tigers at defensive end in 2000 ... Did not start the UAB game due to a bruised knee ... Had a season high seven tackles in the Cincinnati game ... Also logged two tackles for lost yardage and one quarterback sack against the Bearcats ... His seven hits against Cincinnati tied his career high ... Had five tackles in the Mississippi State, Tennessee and Tulane games ... Had two tackles for lost yardage to go with his five tackles in the Mississippi State game ... Finished the season as the Tigers 10th leading tackler ... Was credited with 33 solo tackles and nine assisted stops ... Had 10 tackles for lost yardage (-32 yards) and three quarterback sacks... Tied for the team lead in quarterback hurries with 13 ... Had two tackles and a sack in limited action in the Blue-Gray game ... 1999: Became a regular member of the Tiger defense despite not starting any games ... Appeared in all 11 contests in 1999 ... Finished the season as the Tigers’ eighth leading tackler ... Was credited with 43 tackles including 10 tackles for lost yardage (-30 yards) and three quarterback sacks ... Saw his most extended playing time in the Missouri and Cincinnati games ... Had five tackles in the Missouri game including four for lost yardage (-12 yards) and one quarterback sack ... Registered seven stops in the Tulane victory and had two quarterback sacks ... Had four hits in the win over Cincinnati and logged two tackles for lost yardage ... His 10 tackles for lost yardage tied for the third highest among all tacklers and his three quarterback sacks tied for fifth ...Was moved to defensive end in spring drills of 1999 ... Was impressive in the spring ... Was credited with 12 tackles and a quarterback sack in the five spring scrimmages ... Was singled out by former head coach Rip Scherer as one of the young players who stood out in spring drills ... Is expected to help with defensive end po-

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VINCENT BROWN Linebacker 6-1, 230 r-Sophomore, SQ E.C. Glass HS Lynchburg, VA

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Worked as a backup at middle linebacker in spring drills ... Should provide depth for Shaka Hill at the inside linebacker position ... Could also see playing time as a member of the Tiger special teams ... 2001: Appeared in his first game as a Tiger in the victory over UT-Chattanooga ... Played inside linebacker and was credited with one tackle ... Worked behind starter Demorrio Shank and Shaka Hill in 2001 ... Spent the remainder of the fall working with the Tigers’ defensive scout team ... Was credited with four tackles and one pass breakup in the 2001 Blue-Gray Spring Game ... 2000: Was redshirted during the 2000 season ... Worked with the defensive scout team as a middle linebacker ... Was twice the scout team player of the week for his efforts on the practice field ... Spent the fall of 2000 working against the number one Tiger offense ... Enrolled at Memphis in January following one season at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia ... Prep: Played his prep football at E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, Virginia ... Lettered for three years in football ... Was an all-area selection in 1998 and was an all-region pick in 1998 ... Was named to the all-district team in 1997 and 1998 ... Was named to Prep Star Magazine’s Dream Team in 1998 ... Was credited with 133 total tackles as a senior (91 solos and 42 assists) as well as seven quarterback sacks (-74 yards), one interception which he returned for a touchdown and seven QB hurries ... As a fullback he rushed for 230 yards on 42 attempts and scored seven touchdowns ... Had a 70-yard run for a touchdown against Jefferson Forest which was the only score of the game ... Had 102 total tackles as a junior (72 solos) and rushed for 123 yards on 23 attempts ... Was a starter at offensive guard as a sophomore ... Set the E.C. Glass record for tackles in a game with 24 ... Also lettered in basketball ... Played for coach Bo Henson at E.C. Glass ... Born: 10/3/80 ... Son of George and Constance Brown.

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G AME-B Y -G AME R EVIEW Opponent UT Miss State 3 UT-Chattanooga 6 Sou. Florida 5 Louisville 2 Sou. Miss 7 Houston 2 East Carolina 6 UAB 4 Tennessee 2 Army 6 Cincinnati 3

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BROWN'S CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles/Game: 9 vs East Carolina (‘01) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 7 vs Southern Miss ('01) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 6 vs Tennessee ('01) Most Tackles for Loss/Game: 4 vs Missouri ('99) Most Quarterback Sacks/Game: 3 vs UT-Chattanooga ('01) Most Fumble Recoveries/Game: 1 vs South Florida (‘01)

Defense 9/3/01 9/8/01 9/22/01 9/29/01 10/6/01 10/13/01 10/20/01 10/27/01 11/10/01 11/17/01 11/24/01

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T. BR O WN'S ST ATISTICS BRO STA UT AT Tot. FR Int TFL 21 22 43 0 0 10-30 33 9 42 0 0 10-32 46 22 68 1 0 10-42 100 53 153 1 0 30-104

Tackles G/S 1999 11/0 2000 10/10 2001 11/11 Totals 32/21

sitions that lost Marquis Bowling and Manny Santibanez to graduation ... Was expected to see playing time in the fall after outstanding spring practice ... Will work with Ross Estes at right defensive end ... 1998: Did not participate in a game for the Tigers in 1998 ... Spent the fall working with the defensive scout team ... Was voted the co-Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year Award which was presented at the 1998 Football Banquet ... Prep: Played linebacker and tight end at City High School in Chattanooga ... Averaged 14 tackles per game as a senior ... Registered 140 tackles in 1997 ... In addition to tackles was credited with 20 tackles for lost yardage, two quarterback sacks, nine blocked kicks, three pass interceptions, three fumble recoveries, two of which were for touchdowns ... Set the Chattanooga City High record for tackles in a single game with 22 ... Was ranked as the state's number 25 prospect by the Chattanooga Free Press ... Was named to the Associate Press All-State team ... Was selected to the Chattanooga Free Press Super Team ... Named to Jeff Whitaker's Deep South Football Recruiting Guide's Tennessee Stars ... Was also a member of the City High basketball team ... Played first base for the baseball squad ... Played football for coach David Hale at Chattanooga City High ... Born: 9/29/80 ... Son of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Brown, Sr.

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BROWN'S CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles/Game: 1 vs UT-Chattanooga (‘01) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 1 vs UT-Chattanooga ('01)

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TE, 6-5, 235 r-Junior, 1L Lassiter HS Marietta, GA

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BR YANT'S CAREER HIGHS BRY Most Tackles/Game: 6 vs Houston (‘01) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 4 vs Houston ('01) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 2 vs Houston & Army ('01) Most Tackles for Loss/Game: 3 vs Houston ('01) Most Quarterback Sacks/Game: 2 vs Houston ('01) Most Fumble Recoveries/Game: 1 vs Louisville (‘01)

JEFF CAMER ON AMERON

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Lettered as a defensive end during the 2001 season ... Suffered a knee injury that delayed his progress in fall camp ... Came to the Tigers as a junior college transfer ... Was climbing the depth chart before a knee injury in fall camp slowed his progress ... Had surgery for a torn cartilage and returned to practice prior to the South Florida game ... 2001: Missed the Mississippi State and UT-Chattanooga contests ... Registered three tackles in the Louisville game ... Had a season and career high six tackles in the Memphis road win over Houston ... Had two tackles against East Carolina but re-injured his knee the week after in practice ... Missed the UAB and Tennessee contests ... Recorded two tackles against Army in the Tiger win ... Finished the season with 16 total tackles, including six tackles for lost yardage (-11) ... Also had two quarterback sacks (-3), two quarterback hurries and one fumble recovery ... JC: Lettered as an offensive lineman and a defensive end at Middle Georgia College ... Helped his team to a 10-1 record and a fifth place national ranking in 2000 ... Helped team to a win in the Golden Isle Bowl in 2000 ... Was named to the All-Region XVII Team in 2000 ... Was named to the junior college preseason All-American team ... Registered 14 pancake blocks against Montgomery Junior College ... Played for coach Randy Pippen at Middle Georgia College ... Prep: Attended McEachern High School in Powder Springs ... Lettered in football and basketball at MHS ... Was an all-county and allstate selection in football in 1998 ... Was credited with 232 career tackles and 35 quarterback sacks ... Is the son of Melvin Bryant and Sakinah BryantLittle ... Born: 7/3/80.

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Defensive End 6-3, 267 Senior, 1L Middle Georgia College Powder Springs, GA

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Returns to his starting position after starting nine games for Memphis during the 2001 season ... Has lettered for two seasons for the Tigers ... Received the Glenn Jones 12th Man Award in the spring of 2002 ... 2001: Appeared in all 11 games in 2001 ... Had one pass reception for six yards in Tigers’ win over UT-Chattanooga ... Had 20-yard reception for a key first down in Memphis’ win over South Florida ... Had two catches in the Southern Mississippi victory ... Caught his first career touchdown pass in the UAB game when he hauled in a four-yard reception from Neil Suber ... Had two pass receptions for nine yards in the Tennessee contest ... Finished the season with 10 pass receptions for 71 yards and one touchdown ... His 20-yard pass reception against South Florida stood as his long catch of the season ... Was the squad’s third leading receiver in the spring with five receptions for 92 yards ... Averaged 18.4 yards per reception in spring scrimmages ... Was the Tigers starter at tight end in 2001 ... 2000: Played in every game for the Tigers in 2000 and was a starter in the season finale against Tulane ... Had his first career pass reception in the season opener against Mississippi State ... Hauled in a 10yard pass from Travis Anglin for a first down against the Bulldogs ... Had one catch in the UAB contest for 25 yards ... The 25-yard reception at UAB was a season and career long reception ... Also had catches against LouisianaMonroe, Southern Miss and Houston ... Finished the season with six pass receptions for 73 yards ... Participated in 227 offensive plays for the Tigers in 2000 ... Worked as a member of the Tiger special teams and was credited with six tackles on cover teams ... Participated in 133 special teams plays during the 2000 season ... Had three special teams tackles in the UAB game in Birmingham ... Finished the season as the team’s ninth leading tackler ... Battled back from a knee injury and worked his way to the number two spot at tight end for the fall of 2000 ... Had four pass receptions in the spring for 14 yards during scrimmages ... 1999: Was well on his way to a backup position behind Billy Kendall and the number two tight end slot in Memphis’ two tight sets when he was felled by a knee injury in fall camp ... Spent several weeks in a brace and began rehab of a sprained MCL in October ... Was able to see limited duty in the Tulane game for his only playing time

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Worked as a defensive tackle in the spring of 2002 ... Served as a backup for Albert Means and Boris Penchion at tackle ... Could help provide depth this fall ... 2001: Was redshirted during the 2001 season ... Spent the fall of 2001 working with the Tiger defensive scout team ... Worked as a defensive tackle ... Prep: Lettered as an offensive and defensive lineman for Melrose High School ... Was named to Student Sports Magazine’s 2000 All-America Team ... Rated by SuperPrep Magazine as the #17 prospect in Tennessee ... Was named to the 2000 Prep Star Magazine All-Southeast Region team ... A Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps Football Finalist in 2000 ... Named to the Associated Press 4A All-State team in 2000 ... Was named to Hi-Tech Tennessee’s Top Prospect List for 2000 ... One of the most highly sought

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Was moved from tackle to guard in the spring of 2002 ... Worked as a backup at offensive guard with Eric Anderson and Andrew Handy ... 2001: Did not see action for the Tigers during the 2001 season ... Worked as a member of the Tiger offensive scout team and helped the defense prepare for upcoming games ... Worked as an offensive tackle ... Will help provide depth in the offensive line this fall ... Worked at offensive tackle last spring ... 2000: Earned his first letter as a Tiger while appearing in 10 games ... Played in two games for the Tigers as an offensive tackle ... Saw duty in the LouisianaMonroe and Arkansas State wins ... Played two snaps in each of the contests ... Worked as a member of the Tiger field goal and PAT units ... Appeared in 10 of the 11 games ... Played 35 special teams snaps during the season ... Spent the spring working as the number two at right tackle ... Enters the fall as the backup for DeCorye Hampton ... Saw extended duty in the spring due to the number of injuries in the offensive line ... 1999: Did not appear in a game for the Tigers in 1999 ... Spent the fall continuing to learn the Memphis offense ... Worked as a member of the offensive scout team ... Played offensive tackle during the fall of ‘99 ... Worked as an offensive tackle in the spring of 1998 ... Enters the fall as a backup behind David Sherrod at strong tackle ... 1998: Was redshirted during the 1998 season ... Worked as a member of the offensive scout team in the fall ... Prep: A native of Albania ... Played both offensive and defensive line at Byram Hills High School ... Was an All-Westchester County selection as an offensive tackle for three years ... Was an all-section pick in football ... Was an All-State selection in New York as an offensive lineman ... Was credited with 75 tackles and 10 quarterback sacks in 1997 ... A four-year football letterwinner ... Also lettered for four years as a center on the basketball team ... Averaged 24 points per game in basketball ... Played for coach Chris Borsari at Byram Hills High ... Born: 7/2/80 ... Son of Charlie and Safete Celaj.

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Offensive Guard, 6-6, 296 r-Senior, 1L Byram Hills HS Armonk, NY

Defensive Tackle 6-3, 245 r-Freshman Melrose HS Memphis, TN

DIERRE CARTER

BAKI CELAJ

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CAMERON'S CAREER HIGHS Most Pass Receptions/Game: 2 vs Tennessee & Southern Miss(‘01) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 25 vs UAB (‘00) Longest Pass Reception: 25 vs UAB (‘00) Most Touchdown Receptions/Game: 1 vs UAB (‘01)

after recruits in the Memphis area ... Chose Memphis over LSU, Georgia and Ole Miss ... Recorded 76 tackles, ten quarterback sacks, and three pass interceptions as a senior ... Scored two touchdowns for Melrose in 2000 ... Credited with 110 solo tackles and 40 assists as a junior ... Had 13 quarterback sacks and 22 tackles for lost yardage during the 1999 season ... Career totals read 186 tackles, 23 sacks and three pass interceptions ... Also lettered as a member of the Melrose track team as a shot putter ... Played for coach Tim Thompson at Melrose High ... Is the son of Charles and Darlene Winbush ... Born: 11/7/82.

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of the season ... Was involved in nine plays in the Tigers’ 49-7 win over Tulane ... Made an immediate impact for the Tigers at tight end ... Has good speed and hands for a tight end ... Ran a 4.9 forty yard dash in the spring ... Bench pressed 350 pounds and had a squat of 455 pounds ... Is expected to see playing time this fall when the Tigers use a two tight end set ... Listed as the number two tight end after spring drills ... Had five pass receptions for 28 yards in the five spring scrimmages ... 1998: Was redshirted during the 1998 season and has four years of eligibility ... Spent the fall working as a member of the offensive scout team ... Traveled with the Tiger team last fall but did not participate ... Prep: Played tight end for Lassiter High School ... Was a high school teammate of former Tiger quarterback Stephen Galbraith ... Described by Pigskin Prep Football Magazine as an aggressive blocker with good hands ... Was listed as an top prospect by Pigskin Prep ... Named to Georgia's Top Prospect List ... Picked by Jeff Whitaker's Deep South Recruiting Magazine as a top prospect in Georgia ... Was an All-County selection as a junior ... Named by the Atlanta Touchdown Club as Player of the Week during the 1997 season ... Caught 14 passes for 83 yards and five touchdowns as a junior ... Bench presses 310 and squats 450 ... Has run a 4.7 40-yard dash ... An honor student ... Lettered in baseball ... Played for coach Marty Galbraith at Lassiter ... Born: 8/7/80 ... Son of David and Lois Cameron and Jan Cameron.

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Enters the fall as a reserve at wide receiver ... Spent the spring of 2002 working with Darron White and Andrew Harden at the “H” receiver ... Played well in the Blue-Gray Game when he had six pass receptions for 46 yards ... Finished the spring of 2002 with 12 catches for 135 yards and one touchdown ... 2001: Was named the team’s Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Year for 2001 ... Appeared in his first collegiate contest against UT-Chattanooga ... Did not have a pass reception against UT-Chattanooga ... Also saw action for the Tigers in the Louisville contest ... Spent the remainder of the fall working with the Memphis offensive and special teams scout team ...Had four pass receptions for 37 yards in the final scrimmage of the spring in 2001 ... Is still continuing to learn the Tigers new spread offense ... Could see

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Wide Receiver 5-10, 183 r-Senior Ridgeway HS Memphis, TN

CHRIS COWLEY

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Will work as a backup at right tackle this fall ... Spent the spring working with Wade Smith at right tackle ... Should see action this fall as a backup for Smith ... 2001: Was redshirted during his freshman season ... Spent the fall of 2001 working with the Tigers’ offensive scout team ... Worked against the number one defense throughout the fall of 2001 ... Prep: Lettered for four years as an offensive and defensive lineman at Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville, TN ... Led his team to a 15-0 record in 2000 and the Tennessee Class 1A state title ... Helped his team to three consecutive regional championships ... Received second team all-state honors for all classifications and was named to the first team all-region team ... Was named to Bill Buchalter’s Dandy Dozen Offensive Linemen for 2000 ... Was named to Hi-Tech Tennessee’s Top Prospect List ... Was an all-region, All-Mid State and all-state selection as a junior and senior ... Rated as number two lineman in state of Tennessee by Hi-Tech Tennessee ... Also earned letters for four years in track ... Threw the shot and discus for CPA ... Holds the school record for bench press and for the shot put ... Received the Most Improved Student Award in 2000 ... Played for coach David Pack at Christ Presbyterian Academy ... Son of Jim and Cathy Corder ... Born: 4/17/82.

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Offensive Tackle 6-6, 315 r-Freshman Presbyterian Academy Nashville, TN

JAMES CORDER

special teams action this fall ... 2000: Was invited back to camp in the fall of 2000 for the abilities he demonstrated as a receiver ... Spent the fall of 2000 working with the offensive scout team ... Was used as a flanker in the fall of 2000 ... A transfer to Memphis from Alabama A&M ... Sat out the 2000 season under the NCAA transfer rules ... A walk-on candidate for a receiver position ... Spent the spring working with the offense ... Prep: Lettered in football and track at Ridgeway High School in Memphis ... Was a 3A all-state, all-region and all-district selection in football ... Had 290 yards rushing against Westside High School ... Finished the 1998 season with 1,400 yards rushing and had over 2,000 yards in career rushing ... Signed with Alabama A&M following prep career ... Was an honor roll student at Ridgeway High ... Born: 12/11/79 ... Son of Queen Cowley.

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Center 6-4, 271 r-Junior Brookwood HS Snellville, GA

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Will work as a backup at center this fall ... Spent the spring of 2002 working with Jimond Pugh and Matt Gehrke at center ... 2001: Did not see action for the Tigers during the 2001 season ... Worked as a member of the Tiger offensive scout team and helped the defense prepare for upcoming games ... Worked as an offensive guard ... 2000: Worked as a reserve offensive lineman in the fall of 2000 ... Did not see action on the field during the season ... Worked as a member of the offensive scout team and practiced against the number one defense throughout the fall ... Spent the spring of 2000 as a backup at right offensive guard ... Worked behind Lou Esposito and Matt Gehrke in the fall ... 1999: Was a true freshman who was redshirted during the 1999 season ... Spent the fall of 1999 working as a member of the offensive scout team ... Worked against the number one defense which should help him prepare for the future ... Worked at guard and tackle in the fall of 1999 ... Prep: Played both offensive and defensive line at Brookwood High School ... Was a twoyear starter ... Was named first team All-Gwinette County selection in football in 1998 ... Was an Atlanta All-Metro second team selection in 1998 ... Was credited with 97 tackles and 13 quarterback sacks during the 1998 season ... Had a team-leading eight quarterback sacks and was twice named the "player of the week" during the '98 season ... Was credited with 13 tackles and two sacks in the Colquitt game ... Career statistics read 196 tackles, 22 quarterback sacks and four fumble recoveries ... Also earned letters in track and wrestling ... Was second in the state of Georgia in the shot put in the spring of 1998 ... Also threw the discus ... Has bench pressed 365 ... Played for coach Dave Hunter at Brookwood ... Born: 10/1/80 ... Is the son of Tom and Christine Crews.


The Players

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Came to the Tigers as a junior college transfer in January of 2002 ... Participated in spring drills and is expected to contribute to the offensive line this fall ... Worked with Joe Gerda and Travis Triplett at right guard in the spring ... JC: Played right tackle for Itawamba Community College ... Named to the Jackson Clarion Ledger Top 25 Junior College Recruits for 2001 ... Named to the 2001 Mississippi Junior College All-State team (1st) and the 2000 Mississippi Junior College All-State team (2nd) ... Selected Memphis over Clemson ... Prep: Played prep football at Hamilton High School ... Was named the 1999 Offensive Lineman of the Year for the region ... Lettered for four years in football and three years in baseball ... Led baseball team to two state championships ... Was a two-year all-state, all-region and all-area selection in football ... Was a member of the honor roll at Hamilton High ... Played for coach Scott Cantrell at Hamilton High ... Is the son of Debbie Jones and Mickey Davis ... Born: 6/6/82.

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Is expected to see more playing time this fall in the Tigers’ new spread offense ... Worked with Travis Anglin at the “X” receiver in the spring ... Had nine pass receptions for 116 yards in the spring scrimmages ... Had three pass receptions for 30 yards in the annual Blue-Gray Scrimmage ... 2001: Saw his first action as a Tiger against Mississippi State but did not have a pass reception ... Had his first catch in the UT-Chattanooga game when he caught a 12-yard pass for a touchdown ... Had one pass reception for eight yards in the South Florida victory ... Played against Houston and Southern Mississippi but did not get into a game after Houston ... Was bothered by injuries during the later part of the season ... Finished his freshman campaign with three pass receptions for 25 yards and one touchdown ... Averaged 8.3 yards per catch ... Was held out of all contact work in the spring while recovering from ACL surgery in the fall of 2000 ... Showed his ability as a pass receiver in non-contact drills ... 2000: Was a late signee for the Tigers in the spring of 2000 ... Had been highly recruited by Clemson University ... Came to camp in August with an outstanding chance to see action as a receiver ... On the second day of freshman camp injured his knee and had to have surgery to repair his ACL ... Missed the remainder of the season while rehabbing his knee ... Became one of the most dedicated weightroom workers ... Rehabbed his knee and was allowed to start running before the 2000 season ended ... A late signee for the Tigers ... Had committed to Clemson but was a late qualifier ... Prep: Was a four year football and track letterman at Mays HS ... Had 35 pass receptions for 750 yards and 10 touchdowns in 1999 ... Had four touchdown receptions against Lakeside High ... Set the school record in the 400 meters with a time of 48.01 ... Father Tyrone Davis played for Clemson and for the NFL New York Giants and won national championships with both teams ... Cousin Terrance Davis is a wide receiver for the Detroit Lions and cousin Willie Green is a receiver for the Carolina Panthers ... Born: 9/28/81 ... Played for coach Larry Hellen ... Is the son of Joseph Davis and Tracy Smith.

Offensive Guard 6-4, 285 Junior Itawamba CC Hamilton, MS

DAVID DAVIS

Is expected to provide depth at middle linebacker this fall despite having not played in a year ... Sat out the 2001 season under the guidelines of the NCAA’s Proposition 48 ... Spent the year concentrating on his academic work and working in the Tiger weightroom ... Made his grades during the 2001-02 school year, including a 3.85 GPA in the fall of 2001 ... Entered the U of M as Charles Wellington but changed his name ... Prep: Was named to the 2000 Associated Press 4A All-State team as a defensive lineman ... Lettered as a linebacker and fullback at Trezevant HS ... Was an all-region and AllShelby Metro selection in football ... Was credited with 104 tackles and four forced fumbles in 2000 ... Also registered three fumble recoveries and one pass interception ... Career totals read 264 tackles, six fumble recoveries and two pass interceptions ... Was a high school teammate of Tiger signees Sheldon Taylor and Albert Means and helped the Bears to a berth in the 1999 state playoffs ... Brother Antoine Wellington played for Notre Dame ... Played for coach Lynn Lang at Trezevant HS ... Is the son of Mattie Wellington ... Born: 6/14/83.

Wide Receiver 6-1, 180 r-Sophomore, 1L Mays HS Athens, GA

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Linebacker 6-1, 230 Sophomore Trezevant HS Memphis, TN

TAVARIOUS DAVIS

CHARLES DAVIS

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DAVIS’ CAREER HIGHS Most Pass Receptions/Game: 1 vs three opponents (‘01) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 12 vs UT-Chattanooga (‘01) Longest Pass Reception: 12 vs UT-Chattanooga (‘01) Most Touchdown Receptions/Game: 1 vs UT-Chattanooga (‘01)


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DOUGLAS’ CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles/Game: 2 vs Miss State & UT-Chattanooga (‘01) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 1 vs UT-Chattanooga & Tennessee ('01) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 2 vs Mississippi State ('01)

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A returning letterman who worked at outside linebacker with Greg Harper in the spring of 2002 ... 2001: Played in every game for Memphis during the 2001 season ... Opened the season with two tackles in the Mississippi State game ... Also registered tackles in the UT-Chattanooga and Houston games ... Was credited with one tackle against Tennessee in Knoxville ... Worked as a member of the Tiger special teams ... Worked as an outside linebacker with Coot Terry, Derrick Ballard and Greg Harper ... Finished the 2001 season with six total tackles ... Moved to outside linebacker in the spring of 2001 ... Showed so much promise that Derrick Harmon was moved back to receiver ... Enters fall camp as the number two at will linebacker ... Will provide depth for Derrick Ballard ... 2000: A tailback that was redshirted during the 2000 season ... Did not participate in a game but contributed as a scout team member ... Spent his first season with the Tigers working as a member of the offensive scout team ... Went against the Tigers first team defense each day in practice ... Prep: Came to the Tigers after an outstanding prep career at Lutheran North High School in St. Louis, Missouri ... Played both running back and linebacker in high school ... Led his team to a 12-2 record and the Missouri State 3A Championship in 1999 ... Had 78 carries for 580 yards during the 1999 season ... Averaged 7.4 yards per carry ... Had one punt return for 60 yards and returned 10 kickoffs for 243 yards ... Scored 44 points during the ‘99 season ... As a defensive end had 44 solo tackles, 40 assisted tackles, six quarterback sacks and two blocked punts ... Holds the school record for most blocked kicks in a season with six ... Was an all-conference, alldistrict, All-St. Louis Metro and all-state selection as a defensive end ... Helped his team to district titles in 1997, 1998 and 1999 ... Was recruited by Illinois, Iowa and Michigan State before selecting the Tigers ... Also played baseball at Lutheran HS ... Born: 7/25/82 ... Played for coach Jim Manion at Lutheran North ... Is the son of Delores Ann Bean.

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Outside Linebacker 6-3, 225 r-Sophomore, 1L Lutheran North HS St. Louis, MO

ROBERT DOUGLAS DAR CHE’ EPTING ARCHE

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Fullback 6-1, 232 r-Junior, 2L Bishop Lynch HS Dallas, TX

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Has been plagued with injury over the past 14 months ... Had knee surgery followed by surgery to remove a cyst in his calf ... Was held out of spring of 2002 so he could continue his rehabilitation ... Is expected back for fall camp ... 2001: Had surgery for the removal of a cyst in his left calf and missed the entire 2001 season ... Spent his time rehabbing his knee and leg ... Worked as the number one fullback in spring practice ... Had eight carries for 26 yards in the spring scrimmages ... Had knee surgery following spring practice of 2001 and missed the early part of fall camp ...... 2000: Was the Tigers starter at fullback in 2000 ... Started just two games due to the Tiger two tight end sets ... Worked as both a tailback and fullback in 2000 ... Rushed 10 times for 22 yards and caught one pass for nine yards in the season opener against Mississippi State ... Had seven carries for 19 yards and two touchdowns in the Tigers win over Louisiana-Monroe ... The scores were the first of his career ... Had a season and career high 19 rushes for 66 yards and one touchdown in the Memphis win over Army at West Point ... Also added a career high four pass receptions for 14 yards against the Cadets ... Tallied 38 yards on 14 attempts against Southern Miss ... Finished the season with 65 rushes for 174 yards and three touchdowns ... Was the U of M’s second leading rusher for 2000 ... Also totaled 10 pass receptions for 53 yards ... Worked as a kickoff return man on special teams and was the Tigers’ second leading returner in 2000 ... Had a season high three kickoff returns for 52 yards in the UAB game ... Finished the season with seven returns for 105 yards ... Had a long return of 24 yards in the Mississippi State and Arkansas State games ... Was ranked third on the team in all-purpose yards with 332 ... Received the 2000 Chris Faros Most Improved Player Award in the spring of 2000 ... Worked as both a fullback and tailback ... Was expected to be the Tigers’ starter at fullback this fall ... Had 31 rushes for 105 yards in spring scrimmages and caught six passes for 37 yards ... Received a Winter/Spring Performance Award in 2000 ... 1999: Earned his first varsity letter while playing in 10 of the Tigers’ 11 games in 1999 ... Worked as a member of the Memphis special teams in all 10 contests but saw backfield duty in two of the games ... Was named the Memphis Special Teams Player of the Game for his work against Mississippi State ... Recorded the team’s first blocked kick of the season when he blocked a Bulldog punt ... Worked as a fullback in the Arkansas State and Tulane victories ... Was used as a blocking back and did not register a carry or pass reception ... Participated on all of the Tiger return and cover special teams ... Came out of spring drills as a backup at the “B” back position ... Will work with seniors Rashad Bailey and Brandon Tucker at the fullback slot ... Has good speed for a big back and could be used as a tailback ... Was the fourth leading rusher in the spring scrimmages ... Totaled 35 carries for 99 yards in the spring ...1998: Was redshirted during the '98 season ... Spent the fall working with the offensive scout team ... Worked as both a fullback and


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TREY EYRE

Offensive Guard, 6-3, 278 r-Senior, 3L Catholic HS Baton Rouge, LA

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A returning letterman who saw action as a true freshman for the Tigers during the 2001 season ... Appeared in all 11 games and became a starter in the later stages of the 2001 season ... Co-recipient of the 2001 Rex Dockery Scholarship ... Will work with returning starter Anthony Harden at corner this fall ... 2001: Was a starter at cornerback for three of the final four games of the 2001 season ... Recorded three tackles in his first collegiate game against Mississippi State ... Logged three stops and a tackle for loss yardage in the Tigers’ win over UT-Chattanooga at the Liberty Bowl ... Tallied three hits in the South Florida victory and had two tackles in the Memphis win over Southern Mississippi ... Had a season high four total tackles in the road win over Houston ...

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Defensive Back 5-11, 170 Sophomore, 1L DeKalb HS Atlanta, GA

CAMER ON ESSEX AMERON

ESSEX’S ST ATISTICS STA AT Tot. FR Int TFL 12 31 0 0 1-1

ESSEX’S CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles/Game: 5 vs Houston (‘01) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 3 vs Houston, UAB & Army ('01) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 3 vs Mississippi State ('01) Most Tackles For Loss/Game: 1 vs UT-Chattanooga (‘01) Most Pass Breakups/Game: 2 vs UAB (‘01)

EPTING'S CAREER HIGHS Most Rushes/Game: 19 vs Army (‘00) Most Rush Yds/Game: 66 vs Army (‘00) Longest Run: 13 vs Army (‘00) Most Rushing Touchdowns/Game: 2 vs LA-Monroe (‘00) Most Pass Receptions/Game: 4 vs Army (‘00) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 16 vs East Carolina (‘00) Longest Pass Reception: 13 vs Houston (‘00)

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EPTING’S STATISTICS No Yds Avg Tds LG 46 174 2.7 3 13 No Yds Avg Tds LG 10 53 5.3 0 19 Rush Pass Plays Yds/G Yds/P 174 0 65 19.3 2.7

Started his first game as a Tiger against UAB ... Was also the Tiger starter at cornerback for the Army and Cincinnati games ... Had four tackles in the Army contest and had two tackles in the season finale against Cincinnati ... Finished the season with 31 tackles and one tackle for lost yardage ... Prep: Lettered as defensive back at South West DeKalb High School for three years ... Helped his team to a 9-2 record in 2000 and a 12-1 record in 1999 ... Was credited with 42 tackles, 22 pass breakups and three pass interceptions in 2000 ... Had five tackles and two interceptions in Stephenson High game ... Was an all-region selection in football in 2000 ... Lettered for two years as a member of the South West DeKalb High track team ... Was a member of the academic honor roll in 2000 ... Played for coach Buck Godfrey at South West DeKalb HS ... Is the son of Cheryl Essex ... Born: 9/2/82

Rushing G 2000 10/2 Receiving G 2000 10/2 Total Offense G 2000 10/2

tailback ... Prep: Rushed for 1,761 yards in 1997 ... Caught 23 passes for 360 yards and threw one touchdown pass ... Led his team to its third state championship in four years ... Bishop Lynch's four year 5A record in football was 39-10... Was named the MVP of both the state semifinals and the championship game in 1997 ... Set school record for rushing yards in a game with 278 ... Was an all-district, district MVP, all-region and Blue Chip All-State selection in 1997 ... Listed by Max Emfinger as the number nine power back in the Southeast ... Career statistics read 2,775 rushing with 30 touchdowns, 330 yards receiving and 41 total career scores ... Lettered in track as a shot putter ... Also lettered in baseball and weightlifting ... Was a member of Bishop Lynch's competitive powerlifting team ... Bench presses 340, squats 550 and dead lifts 575 ... Is related to Damron Lewis (Miami), Kwasei Palmer (Florida State), McClinton Neal (1992 Olympics) and Loyd Lewis (CFL) ... Played football for coach Bill Persinger at Bishop Lynch ... Born: 9/17/79 ... Is the son of Darial and Cheryle Epting .

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Was the Memphis starter at offensive guard in 2001 ... 2001: Played 57 snaps in the season opener against Mississippi State ... Was involved in 58 snaps in the win over UT-Chattanooga ... Played 63-of-67 snaps in the win over South Florida ... Had a season high 71 plays in the Louisville game ... Was involved in 38 plays before being injured in the Southern Mississippi game ... Missed the next three contests while recovering from a sprained knee ... Did not play in the Houston, East Carolina or UAB games ... Returned to action for Tennessee on a limited basis ... Played nine snaps against the Vols ... Played 41 of 62 snaps against Army and started the season finale against Cincinnati ... Played all 65 plays against the Bearcats ... For the season he participated in 402 of the team’s 744 offensive snaps ... Continued his work at offensive guard in the spring of 2001 ... Worked as a right guard last spring and should see action as a regular in the fall ... Has lettered for two seasons ... 2000: Appeared in all 11 games for Memphis in 2000 and started four contests ... Opened the season playing 13 plays against Mississippi State ... Played 21 plays in the win over Louisiana-Monroe ... Started the Arkansas State game after an injury to Josh Eargle ... Played 62 snaps in the win over ASU ... Saw regular duty in each of the next five games before being named as the starter for the final three games of the season ... Played 28 of the 58 snaps

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Defensive End 6-3, 225 Sophomore, 1L Melrose HS Memphis, TN

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Lettered as a true freshman during the 2001 season ... Spent the spring of 2002 at defensive end with Treveco Lucas ... 2001: A true freshman who saw action with the Tiger defense in all 11 games of the 2001 season ... Also worked as a member of the Memphis special teams ... Played in the season opener against Mississippi State ... Had one special teams tackle against Mississippi State ... Had two tackles in the win over Southern Mississippi and registered three tackles in the road victory over Houston ... Was credited with one tackle in each of the East Carolina, UAB and Tennessee games ... Recorded a season and career high seven tackles in the win over Army ... Had four solo hits and three assisted tackles against the Cadets ... Finished the season with 20 tackles and one tackle for lost yardage ... Was nominated for CUSA All-Freshman honors ... Prep: Lettered as an offensive and defensive lineman for Melrose High School for three years ... Was named to the 2000 Prep Star Magazine All-Southeast Region team ... Was named to Hi-Tech Tennessee’s Top Prospect List for 2000 ... Was named to the ShelbyMetro Team in 2000 ... Was credited with 96 tackles, 17 sacks and three caused fumbles as a senior ... Had 76 tackles and 10 quarterback sacks as a junior ... Career totals read 229 tackles, 32 quarterback sacks and nine caused fumbles ... Was a member of Melrose’s state championship team in 1998 ... Helped his team to a 9-4 record in 2000 ... Is the son of late world renown jazz musician Fred “Sweet Daddy Goodlow” Ford ... Played for coach Tim Thompson at Melrose High ... Born: 7/20/83.

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EYRE'S STATISTICS Games/Starts Snaps/Total Snaps redshirted 7/2 208/734 11/4 372/785 8/6 402/744 26/12 982/2263

Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 Totals

against UAB ... Started the Tennessee game and worked all 60 offensive snaps ... Worked 77 plays against Cincinnati and 80 plays in the season finale against Tulane ... Finished the season playing 380 of the team’s 785 total offensive snaps ... A returning letterman who will work at left offensive guard this fall ... Will battle with Josh Eargle and Joe Gerda for playing time ... 1999: Played a major role for the Tigers in 1999 ... Saw his first collegiate action when he got 14 snaps at guard in the Arkansas State victory ... When starter David Sherrod was injured following the Missouri game, Eyre was inserted as the starter and helped Memphis to the most one-sided win of the season ... Played 68 of the 76 snaps in the 49-7 win over UAB ... Started and played all 65 snaps in the Louisville contest ... Gave way to Sherrod in the Tulane game but saw action in each contest the remainder of the season ... Finished 1999 with 208 snaps in earning his first varsity letter ... For his play in 1999 was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... Member of the Tiger Academic 30 in 1999 ... Worked this past spring as a strong guard in the offensive line ... Worked behind three-year starter Tim Seymour ...1998: Was redshirted during the 1998 season ... Spent the fall of 1998 working with the Tiger offensive scout team ... Worked at offensive guard ... Prep: Was a three-year starter at Baton Rouge Catholic High School ... Played both offensive and defensive line at Catholic ... Was an all-district, All-Metro, Coaches All-State Team, and the Louisiana Sports Writers All-State team selection ... Over a three year span, his team lost just four games ... Helped team to a 9-2 record in 1997 ... Received the team's Top Bear Award for weightlifting ... Has also lettered as a member of the track team ... Threw the shot put and discus ... Qualified for the Louisiana track championships in 1995 where he made the quarterfinals in the shot ... Went to the state meet in ‘96 and made the semifinals in the shot ... Was the District 5-5A champion three times ... Member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club and Key Club... Born: 2/4/80 ... Played for coach Dale Weiner ... Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Eyre, Jr.

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FORD’S CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles/Game: 5 vs Houston (‘01) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 3 vs Houston, UAB & Army ('01) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 3 vs Mississippi State ('01) Most Tackles For Loss/Game: 1 vs UT-Chattanooga (‘01) Most Pass Breakups/Game: 2 vs UAB (‘01)


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Was selected to The Football News Freshman All-America Team (2nd) in 2001 ... Was named to The Sporting News 2001 Freshman All-America Team (3rd) ... Was named to the 2001 Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... 2001: Became the starting punter in 2001 as a true freshman ... Opened the season against Mississippi State and punted six times for a 37.3 average ... Had two punts downed inside the 20 ... Had seven punts for a 41.6 yards average in the UT-Chattanooga game and again had two kicks downed

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Punter 6-4, 220 Sophomore, 1L Grayson County HS Leitchfield, KY

inside the 20 ... Punted nine times against South Florida and averaged 36.9 yards per punt ... Had seven kicks at Louisville with three downed inside the Cardinal 20 ... Had a season high 10 punts for 450 yards in the win over Southern Mississippi ... His 450 yards were the second highest total in Memphis football history ... Had five punts downed inside the USM 20-yard line ... Averaged 44.0 yards per punt in the Houston game and 43.8 yards per punt at East Carolina ... Ended the season breaking the oldest record in the Memphis record book ... Averaged 52.3 yards per punt against Cincinnati breaking the 1942 mark of 52.0 yards per punt against Union University in 1942 ... Had 67 punts in 2001 for 2,718 yards ... Averaged 40.6 yards per punt as a true freshman ... Had 22 punts downed inside the opponents 20-yard line... Prep: Lettered as punter, kicker and wide receiver at Grayson County High School ... Was a three year letterman and starter for the football team ... Punted 38 times for 44.2 yard average during the 2000 season ... Made seven of 11 field goal attempts and had a long field goal made of 51 yards ... Was GCHS’s second leading receiver ... Had 25 receptions for 275 yards ... Was a first team all-district selection as a punter in both his junior and senior seasons ... Was a third team all-state selection as a punter in his junior season and was a second team all-state selection as a punter after his senior season ... Had 98% of his kickoffs land in the end zone for touchbacks as a senior ... Career totals read 111 punts for 43.5 yard average and 13 of 22 field goals made ... Has the second and third longest punts on record in the history of Kentucky prep football ... Was a two-year starter at center on the GCHS basketball team ... Led the team in rebounding as both a junior and senior ... An outstanding baseball player Gaither batted .475 as a sophomore and had 13 home runs ... Batted .380 as a junior with two home runs ... Was heavily recruited by the University of Iowa ... Is the son of Danny Gaither and Mary Vincent ... Played for coach Danny Clark at Grayson County HS ... Born: 2/8/82.

JAMES GAITHER

A returning letterman who worked at offensive tackle in the spring of 2002 ... Spent the spring with Wade Smith and James Corder at right tackle ... Will also be a candidate for the deep snappers position this fall ... Was the starting deep snapper for the Tigers as a true freshman ... 2001: Appeared in all 11 games of the season for Memphis ... Had 70 successful snaps during the season as the deep snapper for the punt team ... Had some early season problems and was credited with four muffed snaps ... Also served as the short snapper for the PAT and field goal units ... Had 36 successful snaps on the PAT unit and made 14 snaps on the field goal unit ... Had a season high ten punt snaps in the Southern Mississippi game ... Totaled seven PAT snaps in the Tigers win over Houston ... Prep: Lettered as an offensive and defensive lineman for three seasons at DeSmet Jesuit HS ... ... Helped his DeSmet Jesuit High team to a 81 record and a berth in the state 5A playoffs ... Lost in triple overtime to Pattonville in the opening round of the playoffs ... Was credited with 52 tackles and eight quarterback sacks in 2000 ... Had 108 pancake blocks as an offensive lineman in 2000 ... Was an all-conference, all-area, all-Metro and allstate selection in Missouri ... Career totals read 109 tackles and 15 quarterback sacks as a defensive tackle and 289 pancake blocks and no sacks allowed as an offensive tackle ... Also handled all of the deep snapping duties for his school ... Also lettered for two years as a wrestler ... Wrestled in the heavyweight class ... Sister K.C. is a scholarship volleyball player at the University of Oregon ... Is the son of Bob Frederic and Kares Schattgen ... Played for coach Dennis Cernaka at DeSmet Jesuit HS ... Born: 2/5/83.

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GAITHER’S ST ATISTICS STA No Yds Avg I-20 50+ 67 2718 40.6 22 8

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GAITHER’S CAREER HIGHS Most Punts/Game: 10 vs Southern Miss (‘01) Most Yards Punted/Game: 450 vs Southern Miss ('01) Highest Punting Avg/Game: 52.2 vs Cincinnati ('01) Most Punts Inside 20/Game: 5 vs Southern Miss (‘01) Most 50 Yard Punts/Game: 3 vs Cincinnati (‘01)


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GARCIA'S CAREER HIGHS Most Pass Receptions/Game: 2 vs UT-Chattanooga & East Carolina (‘01) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 28 vs East Carolina (‘01) Longest Pass Reception: 24 vs East Carolina (‘01) Most Kickoff Returns/Game: 2 vs Tulane Most Kickoff Return Yards: 48 vs Tulane (‘00) Longest Kickoff Return: 33 vs Tulane (‘00)

SEAN GARRIS

Defensive Back 5-11, 180 r-Sophomore, 1L Taravella HS Tamarac, FL

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Co-winner of the Chris Faros Most Improved Player Award for the spring of 2002 ... Had four catches for 41 yards in the Blue-Gray Scrimmage and finished the spring with 14 receptions for 189 yards and two touchdowns ... Was the second leading receiver in the spring of 2002 ... Was placed on scholarship in January of 2001 after lettering as a freshman ... Worked as a wide receiver during the 2001 season ... 2001: Appeared in ten of the team’s 11 contests in 2001 ... Had two pass receptions for 10 yards in the UT-Chattanooga win ... Caught one pass for 10 yards against Louisville and had a four yard reception against Southern Mississippi ... Grabbed two passes for 28 yards in the East Carolina game ... Did not play in the season finale against Cincinnati ... Finished the season with seven receptions for 63 yards ... Had a season long 24 yard pass against East Carolina ... Averaged 9.0 yards per reception ... Caught a 70-yard touchdown in the first spring scrimmage ... Finished the spring with five catches for 137 yards and one touchdown ... Had a 22.8 yards average per catch in the spring of 2001 ... Gives the offense a speed receiver with good size and the ability to break tackles downfield ... 2000: Lettered as a true freshman working as both a receiver and kick returner ... Saw his first collegiate action in the Louisiana-Monroe game ... Played 12 snaps in the Tigers’ win over the Indians ... Had his first collegiate pass reception in the victory over East Carolina ... Hauled in an 18-yard reception from Scott Scherer for a key first down that kept a scoring drive alive ... Was inserted into the Tulane game as the Memphis kickoff return specialist and had two returns for 48 yards ... First return against Tulane was for 33 yards and tied the Memphis season long mark ... Also worked as a member of the Tiger cover units and was credited with two tackles, both coming in the UAB game ...Worked as a special teams member in eight contests ... Played 27 special teams snaps in 2000 ... . Prep: Lettered as a quarterback and defensive back at Millington High School ... Was a three year starter at cornerback ... Was a first team All-Shelby Metro selection as a defensive back in 1999 ... Led District 7-5A in pass interceptions with five and was ranked sixth in Shelby Metro in interceptions ... Ranked 12th in Shelby Metro in

Wide Receiver 6-1, 170 Junior, 2L Millington HS Millington, TN

kickoff returns with 12 for 346 yards ... Averaged 28.8 yards per kickoff return and scored one touchdown ... Was ranked 32nd in Shelby Metro in all-purpose yards with 1,251 ... Averaged 113.7 yards per game in all-purpose yardage ... Was a first team All Region 7-5A selection as a defensive back ... Was fourth in the Region in total offense with 943 yards ... Averaged 85.7 yards per game in total offense ... Was fifth in the Region in passing ... Completed 23 of 55 pass attempts for 323 yards and two touchdowns ... Was sixth in the Region in rushing with 61 carries for 620 yards ... Averaged 7.7 yards per carry and scored eight touchdowns ... Was a first team All Region 7-5A selection as a defensive back as a junior ... Ranked second in Region 7-5A in punt returns with a 17.2 yards average ... Was 11th in kickoff returns with a 15.5 yard average ... Was 17th in Shelby Metro in punt returns ... Played for coach Hank Hawkins at Millington High School.

Spent the spring of 2002 working with Elijah Bell and Lionel Pieh at strong safety ... Played in eight games for the Tigers in 2001 ... Was a member of the Memphis special teams as well as working in the secondary ... 2001: Was credited with two tackles, one pass interception and one pass break up during the 2001 season ... Had tackles against East Carolina and Army and his pass interception and pass break up also came in the victory over Army ... Spent the spring of 2001 working as a backup for Jason Brown at free safety ... Could see first playing time as a member of the Tiger special teams ... 2000: A defensive back who was redshirted during the 2000 season ... Spent the fall of 2000 working as a member of the defensive scout team in practice ... Worked against the first team receivers in the fall of 2000 ... Prep: Lettered as a quarterback and defensive back at J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs ... Was a three year starter at quarterback and defensive back ... Was also used as the team’s kick returner ... Was named to the 1999 All-Broward County Team (2nd) ... Received

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JOE GERD A ERDA

Offensive Guard 6-6, 280 r-Senior, 3L Harrison HS Kennesaw, GA

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A returning letterman who has seen action in several positions for the Tigers ... Worked as an offensive lineman, tight end and fullback in 2001 ... Can also be pressed into service as a deep snapper if needed ... 2001: Was moved from offensive guard to tight end after early season injury to Marcus West ... Was used as a fullback and as a tight end in the UAB game for blocking purposes ... Saw considerable playing time in the Tennessee game as a blocker ... Appeared in three games for the Tigers during the 2001 season ... Had his most productive spring in 2001 ... Worked as a center with Jimond Pugh and Drew Harmon ... Can provide depth at center and at guard ... 2000: Appeared in just one game for the Tigers in the fall of 2000 ... Worked as an offensive guard in the Memphis win over Louisiana-Monroe ... Got in two snaps against the Indians ... Spent the remainder of the fall working with the Tigers’ offensive scout team ... Worked last fall as a center but was moved to right guard behind Lou Esposito in the spring of 2000 spring ... Worked as a punter in spring of 2000 and was ready to become the backup to Ben Graves ... 1999: Lettered for the first time as a Tiger during the 1999 campaign ... Participated in two games for the Tigers in the fall of 1999 ... Logged 11 snaps against UAB for his first collegiate playing time ... Also played the final two series of the Tulane game and picked up seven snaps ... Traveled with the Tiger team to all road games due to his abilities as a deep snapper but did not have a long snap in 1999 ... Moved to the number two slot at the offensive center position in the

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MATT GEHRKE

GARRIS’ CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles/Game: 1 vs East Carolina & Army (‘01) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 1 vs East Carolina & Army ('01) Most Pass Interceptions/Game: 1 vs Army (‘01) Most Pass Breakups/Game: 2 vs Army (‘01)

spring ... Worked behind Josh Eargle at center ... Could also be used as a deep snapper ... 1998: Made the Tiger travel squad as a backup deep snapper but was not forced into service during the 1998 season ... Was redshirted and has four years of eligibility remaining ... Spent the fall of 1998 working with the offensive scout team ... Prep: Played both offensive line, tight end and defensive line at North Mesquite High School ... Was named to the Dallas Area Top 100 players in 1997 ... Was a first team all-district selection in 1996 and 1997 ... Led district 5-A in punting ... Helped North Mesquite to a 9-2 record in 1997 and a spot in the District 5-A playoffs ... Played offensive guard as a junior and received all-district honors at that position ... Also lettered in track, throwing the discus ... Threw the shot put for North Mesquite ... Visited Kansas, Wyoming and Texas Tech before signing with the Tigers ... Played for coach Mark Elam at North Mesquite High ... Born: 8/9/ 80 ... Son of Robert and Mary Gehrke.

Tackles 2000 2001

honorable mention All-Broward County honors as a sophomore and junior ... Nominated for and played in the 1999 Dade vs Broward County All-Star game ... Rushed for 216 yards on 16 carries and threw an 85-yard touchdown pass in a single game during the 1999 season ... The 85-yard pass is a school record ... During the 1999 season he rushed for 632 yards and registered 53 tackles and four pass interceptions ... Over his three year career was credited with 125 total tackles and 10 pass interceptions ... Lettered for three years in basketball and for four years in track ... Born: 3/28/82 ... Played for coach David Rooney at Taravella High ... Is the son of Al and Charlotte Moulton.

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Will play a major role in the play of the offensive line this fall ... Became a starter at offensive guard in 2001 after injury to Trey Eyre ... Spent the spring of 2002 as the starter at right guard ... 2001: Appeared in every game for the Tigers in 2001 ... Had 20 snaps in the season opener with Mississippi State ... Had four plays in the UT-Chattanooga and South Florida victories ... Participated in 12 plays at Louisville and 15 plays against Southern Mississippi after Eyre was injured ... Had 68 plays against Houston in a starters role at offensive guard ... Played 58-of-58 snaps against East Carolina and all 73 plays against UAB ... Started the Tennessee game and had 50 snaps ... Injured his ankle in practice after Tennessee and did not return in 2001... Entered the spring of 2001 as the starter at right tackle ... 2000: Saw his most extended playing time in the fall of 2000 ... Became a part time starter at offensive guard after the injury to Josh Eargle ... Was the starter in the Army, Southern Mississippi, East Carolina and UAB games ... Had a season high 77 snaps in the Tigers win over East Carolina ... Played 59 snaps in the win over Army at West Point ... Played 49 snaps at Southern Mississippi and 39 plays at UAB ... Finished the season working 284 of the team’s 785 total offensive plays ... Also played 22 special teams snaps for Memphis in the fall of 2000 ... After lettering as a defensive tackle in the fall of 1999, was moved to offensive guard

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Defensive Tackle 6-3, 255 r-Sophomore, 1L Overton HS Memphis, TN

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Was one of the Memphis starters at defensive tackle in 2001 ... Spent the spring of 2002 working at defensive tackle with Eric Taylor ... 2001: Appeared in all 11 games for the Tigers ... Registered two tackles against Mississippi State which was his first collegiate game ... Had three tackles against UT-Chattanooga ... Was credited with three stops in the Louisville contest and matched the three tackles the following week against Southern Mississippi ... Posted two additional three tackle games against UAB and Tennessee ...Injured his ankle after Tennessee ... Had two stops in the Army victory but did not have a tackle against Cincinnati ... Finished the season with 22 tackles, including 13 solo stops ... Also logged two tackles for lost yardage (-14) and one quarterback sack (-10) ... His tackles for lost yardage came against Louisville and his quarterback sack came in the season opener with Mississippi State on national TV ... Spent the fall of 2001 as a reserve at nose tackle ... Will work with Boris Penchion and Doug Whittaker in the interior of the defensive front ... 2000: Was redshirted during the 2000 season while working as a defensive tackle for the Tigers ... Did not participate in a regular season game ... Spent the fall of 2000 playing defensive tackle for the defensive scout team ... Worked against the Tigers’ number one offense throughout the fall ... Worked behind Calvin Lewis and Jarvis Slaton at defensive tackle ... Received the 2000 Rex Dockery Scholarship ... Prep: Lettered in both football and basketball at Overton High School in Memphis ... Lettered for four years in football and for three years in basketball ... Was selected 1st team all-region as an offensive lineman and was named second team as a defensive lineman ... Was credited with 70 tackles, five quarterback sacks, five tackles for lost yardage and two fumble recoveries in helping lead Overton High to a 5-5 record in 1999 ... Had 12 tackles and one sack in the Collierville game ... Logged 24 tackles and one tackle for lost yardage in the Germantown game ... Career totals read 214 total tackles, four fumble recoveries, 16 quarterback sacks and 10 tackles for lost yardage ... Also lettered as a power forward in basketball ... Was a member of the National Honor Society ... Was ranked 31st in his class of 298 ... Born: 11/8/81 ... Played for coach Mitch Davis at Overton High ... Is the son of Charles and Mary Middlebrook.

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Snaps/Total Snaps 243/785 304/744 547/1529

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in the spring ... Will work at left guard this fall ... Injured his shoulder in the spring and missed the Blue-Gray game ... Has good foot speed ... 1999: Did not play in the first four games of the 1999 season ... Saw his first collegiate action in the Tennessee game ... Played in all six games after Tennessee ... Logged five tackles, two tackles for lost yardage (-13 yards) and one quarterback sack through seven games ... Gained his first college tackle in the Missouri contest ... Was credited with one tackle and one quarterback sack in the Memphis win over UAB ... Had two stops and another tackle for lost yardage in the Tigers’ win over Tulane ... Was impressive in spring drills ... Worked as a defensive tackle in the spring and moved up to the number two position behind starter Calvin Lewis ... Was credited with six tackles, one tackle for lost yardage and one quarterback sack in the spring scrimmages ... 1998: Spent the fall of 1998 working with the defensive scout team while being redshirted ... Worked as a defensive tackle behind Marquis Bowling ...Prep: Was a three year starter for Harrison High School ... Was named 1st team All-Cobb County in football ... Played defensive end for three seasons ... An aggressive pass rusher on defense ... Had 69 tackles and 10 sacks as a senior ... Helped his team to a 7-4 record in 1997 ... Was named the Defensive Player of the Year for Region 5 AAAA in 1997 ... Named by Pigskin Preps' Magazine as one of the top players in the state of Georgia ... Named to Jeff Whitaker's Deep South Football Recruiting Magazine as top prospect in state of Georgia ... Played offensive guard as well as defensive tackle ... Participated in the Georgia High School Football Combine in May of 1997 ... Had a 26-inch vertical jump and ran a 4.9 forty yard dash ... Has bench pressed 310 ... Registered 55 tackles and seven quarterback sacks as a junior ... Career totals read 125 tackles ... Played for Harrison coach Bruce Cobleigh ... Born: 12/21/79 ... Son of Jim Gerda and Julie Sharkey.

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GL OVER’S CAREER HIGHS GLO Most Tackles/Game: 3 vs five opponents (‘01) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 2 vs five opponents ('01) Most Tackles For Loss/Game: 1 vs Miss State & Louisville (‘01) Most Quarterback Sacks/Game: 1 vs Miss State (‘01)


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Co-winner of The Chris Faros Most Improved Player Award in 2002 ... A returning letterman in the offensive ... Spent the spring of 2002 working at left guard with Eric Anderson ... 2001: Saw his first action as a Tiger in the Louisville game ... Injured an ankle in camp and missed the first three games of the season ... Appeared in the Louisville game and played eight snaps as an offensive guard ... Had five plays against Southern Mississippi ... Played a season high 17 snaps in the road victory over Houston ... Re-injured his ankle the week following the Houston contest and was not able to return in 2001 ... Spent the remainder of the fall rehabbing his high ankle sprain... Prep: Lettered as an offensive and defensive lineman at Palmetto High School in Miami, FL ... Selected to play in the Florida All-Star game on Martin Luther King Day ... Is expected to play in the Florida-California Football Classic in Santa Barbara, CA in June ... Was named first team All-Dade County in 2000 by the Miami Herald ... Was considered by many to be the best offensive lineman in the Miami Dade County area this fall ... Is called by high school coach “the best lineman ever to play at Palmetto High School” ... Worked as a strong guard during his senior season and helped team to an 8-3 record ... Played tackle as a sophomore and junior ... Was named Palmetto’s MVP Lineman for three consecutive years ... Has run 4.9 40-yard dash ... Was recruited by Miami (FL), Rutgers and UMass but selected the Tigers ... Played for coach Jim Kroll at Palmetto HS ... Is the son of Valurie Handy ... Born: 11/14/82.

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Offensive Guard 6-2, 285 Sophomore, 1L Palmetto HS Miami, FL

ANDREW HAND Y ANDY

Worked as a reserve tailback for Memphis in 2000 ... Had just two rushes on the season ... Had one carry for six yards in the season opener against Mississippi State and ended the season with a single carry for six yards against Tulane ... Spent the remainder of the spring working with the Tiger offensive scout team and going against the number one defense .... Worked as a receiver and special teams member in 1999 ... Lettered on the special teams ... Was moved from receiver to running back in the spring of 2000 ... Worked through two scrimmages as a tailback ... Rushed 23 times for 45 yards ... Injured his ankle and missed the final week of spring ... 1999: Appeared in all 11 games of the 1999 season earning his first varsity letter ... Worked as a member of the Tiger special teams ... Was a member of the Memphis kick cover teams ... Also worked as a wide receiver but did not have a reception during the 1999 season ... Is one of three brothers playing for the Tigers this fall ... Joins brothers Anthony and Antoine on this year’s squad ... Was moved to receiver in the spring of 1999 and worked as a flanker in the fall ... Was credited with two pass receptions for 22 yards in the spring scrimmages ... Also had one touchdown reception on pass from Garrick Hrivnak ... Has good speed ... 1998: Worked as a tailback in the fall of 1998 while being redshirted ... Spent the fall of 1998 as a member of the offensive scout team ... Demonstrated an ability to catch the ball while coming from the backfield ...Prep: Twin brother of Tiger signee Anthony Harden ... Played football and ran track for Lake Highlands High School in Dallas ... Played tailback on offense ... Helped team to a 13-2 record in 1996 and an 11-3 record in 1997 ... Was an All-District selection in football in both 1996 and 1997 ... Was All-Region and honorable mention AllState in 1997 ... Carried the ball 62 times for 594 yards and 10 touchdowns in 1997 ... Averaged 9.7 yards per carry ... Also caught ten passes for 290 yards and five touchdowns ... Career totals read 98 attempts for 745 yards ... Had a 7.6 yard per carry career average ... Averaged 34.0 yards per career pass reception ... Rushed for 88 yards against Mesquite ... Worked as a sprinter with the track team ... Has turned in times of 10.5 in the 100 meters ... Was an all-district selection in track ... Was being recruited by Rice, Houston and New Mexico ... Played for coach Jerry Gayden at Lake Highlands ... Born: 10/21/ 79 ... Son of Sharon Harden.

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A returning letterman who started eight contests for Memphis in 2001 ... Entered spring drills as the starter at field corner ... 2001: Became the Memphis starter at cornerback in the fall of 2001 ... Had two tackles against Mississippi State in the season opener on ESPN ... Registered two hits in the win over UT-Chattanooga ... Had three tackles, two pass breakups and his first career interception in the Tigers’ win over South Florida ... Also recorded a blocked kick against South Florida ... Tallied two tackles and two pass


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defensive backs from lands High in Dallas ... Played cornerback in Lake Highland’s zone defense ... Was an all-district selection in football in 1996 and 1997 ... Registered 31 tackles as a senior including 19 solo stops and 12 assisted tackles ... Also totaled eight blocked passes, five blocked kicks and four pass interceptions ... As a junior logged 32 solo tackles, 34 assisted hits, two caused fumbles, one quarterback sack ... Helped football team to a 13-2 record in 1996 and an 11-3 record in 1997 ... Also lettered as a sprinter in track ... Has run a 10.6 100 meters ... Ran the 200 and 400 meters and was a member of the 400 meter relay team ... Was an all-district selection in track ... Lettered for three years in track ... Played for coach Jerry Gayden at Lake Highlands ... Born: 10/21/79 ... Son of Sharon Harden.

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breakups against Louisville and had three hits in the Southern Mississippi contest ... Added three tackles and a pass breakup in the road victory over Houston and was credited with three tackles and a blocked kick against East Carolina ... Did not start the UAB game ... Returned to his starting role against Tennessee ... Had six tackles against the Vols in Neyland Stadium ... Was credited with three tackles against Army ... Closed the season with a season and career high seven tackles in the Cincinnati contest ... Had six solo tackles against the Bearcats ... Finished the year as the defense’s 12th leading tackler ... Was credited with 34 total tackles including 27 solo stops ... Had one pass interception, six pass break ups and two blocked kicks ... Replaced graduated starter Michael Stone at corner ... Was the second leading tackler in the Blue-Gray spring game with six tackles and one pass breakup ... Lettered as a member of the Tiger track team in the spring of 2001 running a 10.89 100 meters and a 22.16 200 meters at the C-USA Championships ... 2000: Lettered for the first time in his career as a member of the Tiger special teams and as a defensive back ... Worked as a special teams member in the season opener against Mississippi State ... Had three tackles as a defensive back in the Louisiana-Monroe game ... Worked in every game as a member of the Tiger special teams ... Participated in 96 special teams plays during the 2000 season ... Had a season high 11 special teams snaps in the win over LouisianaMonroe and in the East Carolina victory ... Played 10 special teams plays in the Army, Southern Mississippi and Houston games ... After missing all of last season, returned to the practice field after the first two weeks of the spring ... Saw limited duty as a defensive back but was able to run without discomfort for the first time in many months ... 1999: Missed the entire 1999 season with an injury ... Was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his pelvic bone and was forced to watch during practice in the fall of 1999 ... Was not able to practice at all in the fall of 1999 ... Is one of three brothers playing for the Tigers this fall ... Joins brothers Andrew and Antoine on this year’s squad ... After demonstrating outstanding speed in the fall, became a valuable asset in the secondary in the spring ... Worked his way to the number two position at field corner ... Was credited with 15 tackles in spring scrimmages and had one pass interception ... Entered the fall behind starter Reginald Howard ... 1998: Sat out the 1998 season while meeting academic requirements ... Worked as a defensive back and kick returner during the fall of 1998 ... Was used as the scout team punt returner and may have earned a position for the future ... Spent his time as a defensive scout team cornerback ... Received the Scout Team Special Teams co-Player of the Year Award at the U of M football banquet ... Prep: One half of twin

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Wide Receiver 6-2, 177 Junior, 1L Lake Highlands HS Dallas, TX

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HARDEN’S STATISTICS No Yds Avg Tds 0 0 0.0 0 31 589 19.0 4 31 589 19.0 4 No Yds Avg Tds 2 48 24.0 0 25 533 21.3 0 27 581 21.5 0

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of 1998 ... Is the brother of Tiger players Andrew and Anthony Harden and a teammate of Tiger signee Wade Smith ... Played for coach Gerry Gayden at Lake Highlands ... Born: 7/31/81 ... Son of Sharon Harden and Bernard Allen.

HARDEN'S CAREER HIGHS Most Pass Receptions/Game: 6 vs Tennessee (‘01) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 109 vs East Army (‘01) Longest Pass Reception: 73 vs Houston (‘01) Most Touchdown Receptions/Game: 2 vs Army (‘01) Most Kickoff Returns/Game: 8 vs Tennessee (‘01) Most Kickoff Return Yards: 160 vs Tennessee (‘01) Longest Kickoff Return: 55 vs Louisville (‘01)

Receiving Year 9/8/01 9/23/01 9/29/01 10/6/01 10/13/01 10/20/01 10/27/01 11/10/01 11/17/01 11/24/01

Opponent UT-Chattanooga South Florida Louisville Southern Miss Houston East Carolina UAB Tennessee Army Cincinnati

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Yds 10 14 39 35 85 47 49 104 109 97

Avg 10.0 7.0 9.8 8.0 28.3 23.5 16.3 17.3 36.3 32.3

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LG 10 14 14 12 73 40 27 36 67 46

DERRICK HARMON

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Wide Receiver 6-1, 197 r-Senior, 1L East HS Memphis, TN

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as the third highest total in school history ... Caught six passes for 104 yards against the Vols ... His 104 yards were a career high and a high for Tiger receivers through nine games ... Had one rush for 11 yards on a reverse ... Had his second consecutive 100 yard receiving game with 109 yards on three catches against Army ... Had two touchdown catches in the win over the Cadets ... Also logged a 50-yard kickoff return against Army ... Finished the season as the team’s leading receiver in yardage and was second in number of receptions ... Was also the team leader in kickoff returns and in yardage ... Had 31 pass receptions in 2001 for 589 yards and four touchdowns ... Averaged 19.0 yards per reception ... Returned 25 kickoffs for 533 yards ... Averaged 21.3 yards per return ... Was ranked 77th in the nation in kickoff returns in 2001 and was ranked 99 in the nation in receiving yards per game ... 2000: Was assigned as a wide receiver in fall camp ... Was trying to overcome disc surgery in his lower back that kept him out of action in the fall of 1999 ... Saw his first collegiate action in the Louisiana-Monroe game ... Had two offensive snaps as a receiver and played on special teams snap ... Spent the remainder of the spring working on the offensive scout team ... Worked against the number one defense throughout the fall of 2000 ... Saw limited participation in spring drills due to back problems ... Was able to run on restricted basis ... Had continuing problems with stiffness in his lower back ... 1999: Reported to camp in the fall of 1999 but it was discovered that he had two ruptured disc in his lower back ... Left school before the semester started and returned to Dallas, Texas, to have back surgery ... Had surgery in October and spent the remainder of the fall rehabbing in Texas ... Reenrolled in the spring and started his collegiate career as a freshman ... Prep: A wide receiver and defensive back at Lake Highlands High School ... Was named to the Dallas Morning News Top 100 Prospects List ... Was named to the 1998 all-district and all-region team ... Was named to the honorable mention Texas all-State team in 1998 ... Recorded three pass interceptions in the Richardson (TX) Berkner game ... Had seven pass interceptions and eight blocked kicks during the 1998 season ... Season statistics read 56 tackles, eight interceptions, eight blocked kicks and three fumble recoveries ... Helped his team to a 9-6 record and a berth in the state 5A Division playoffs ... Had three blocked kicks in state playoff game against Austin Westlake ... Advanced to the semifinals for the third time in four seasons ... Holds the school record for the most pass interceptions in a game with three and most blocked kicks in a game (three) and in a season (eight) ... Also ran track at Lake Highlands ... Had an Accutrack time of 10.6 in spring

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Spent the spring of 2002 working with Tripp Higgins at the “Y” receiver position ... Had two pass receptions for 30 yards in the annual Blue-Gray Scrimmage ... Finished the spring with five pass receptions for 76 yards in the spring scrimmages ... Could lend support at receiver and as a special teams member ... 2001: Did not appear in a game during the 2001 season ... Worked as a member of the Tiger offensive scout team ... Helped the number one defense get ready for opponents each week ... Spent his time at receiver with the scout team ... Began the spring at outside linebacker but moved back to receiver ... 2000: Opened the fall of 2000 working as a receiver but was moved to outside linebacker after injuries began to take their toll on some

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GREG HARPER

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starters ... Had to overcome the death of his father as the season opened ... Did not appear in a game for the Tigers in the fall of 2000 ... Became a member of the Tiger defensive scout team at midseason and worked against the number one offense ... A gifted athlete who was moved from defensive back to wide receiver in the spring ... Spent the spring learning the pass routes ... Caught two passes for 74 yards in the spring scrimmages ... Had a 17-yard touchdown reception on a pass from Neil Suber ... Could be the much needed speed receiver that the Tigers are looking for this fall ... 1999: Earned his first letter during the ‘99 season ... Appeared in eight of the Tigers’ 11 games in 1999 ... Missed three of the final four games with a hamstring pull ... Was a member of the Tiger special teams and also worked as a defensive back ... Worked as a safety in the win over UAB ... Was credited with two tackles during the 1999 season ... Had one solo and one assist during the season ... Was credited with a tackle and an assist in the UAB game ... Recovered Darche Epting’s blocked punt in the Mississippi State game ... Was redshirted in 1998 and has four years of eligibility at UM ... Worked as a wide receiver in the spring of ‘99 ... Had two pass receptions for 44 yards in the spring scrimmages ... Had the longest pass reception of the spring at 43 yards ... Is expected to provide depth and speed at receiver ... 1998: Given the number of receivers in camp, was redshirted during the 1998 season ... Spent the fall of 1998 working with the offensive scout team and learning his pass routes ... Prep: An all-state quarterback and defensive back at East High School as a senior ... An all-round athlete who has played several positions during his career ... Has worked as a defensive back, quarterback, receiver and running back ... Rushed the ball 62 times for 535 yards in 1997 ... Had a season high 210 yards rushing against Craigmont High School ... Had seven rushing touchdowns while averaging 8.6 yards per carry ... His 8.6 yards per attempt average led District 4A ... Had 99 yards receiving and two touchdowns ... Returned 16 kickoffs for 112 yards and had 33 yards in interception returns ... Totaled 787 all-purpose yards in 1997 ... Was named to the AP All-State team as a defensive back ... Was named to the Tennessee Sports Writers 4-A All-State team ... Was a 1st team AllShelby Metro selection ... Was an All-Region 8-4A selection as a defensive back and was named the All-Region 8-4A Defensive Player of the Year ... Was a 2nd team All-Shelby Metro selection as a junior ... Led the city of Memphis in pass interceptions with eight in 1996 ... Was tabbed 1st team All-Region 84A as a junior ... Also plays basketball and runs track for the Mustangs ... Ran the 100, 200, 4X100 and 4X200 meter relays ... Played for coach Wayne Randall at East High School ... Born: 9/4/79 ... The son of Charlene Harmon.

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Outside Linebacker 6-1, 225 r-Junior, 2L Wooddale HS Memphis, TN

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Returns to his starter role at “sam” linebacker this fall ... Was the Tiger starter at outside linebacker in 2001 ... 2001: Completed the 2001 season as the defense’s third leading tackler ... Was credited with six tackles in the season opener against Mississippi State ... Had eight tackles in the UT-Chattanooga victory ... Logged six tackles in the win over South Florida ... Was credited with four stops in the Louisville game ... Had a fumble recovery in the Louisville game that led to the Tigers’ first score ... Opened the Southern Mississippi game with a fumble recovery that he returned to the USM four yard line ... Also logged his lone interception against Southern Miss ... Had six tackles in the USM game ... After having six tackles at Houston, registered a season high 10 tackles against East Carolina ... Tallied eight hits in the UAB contest ... Posted eight stops in the Tennessee game in Knoxville ... Closed the season with five tackles in the win over Army and had six tackles against Cincinnati ... Finished the 2001 campaign with 73 total tackles, including 49 solo tackles, 13 tackles for lost yardage (-41), five quarterback sacks (-24), one pass interception, two fumble recoveries returned for 19 and one forced fumble ... Was a leader on defense in the spring with several key older players sitting out ... 2000: A former walk-on linebacker who started nine games for the Tigers in 2000 at outside linebacker ... Had just one tackle in the season opener against Mississippi State but came back the next week to post five tackles in the win over Louisiana-Monroe ... Registered six tackles including one tackle for lost yardage the following game against Arkansas State ... Recorded seven tackles in the Army victory including a career high six solo stops ... Registered a season and career high eight tackles against Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg ... Was credited with six tackles in the Tigers’ win over East Carolina ... Had his first career quarterback sack in the Cincinnati game and blocked his first kick in the Tulane contest ... Finished the season with 46 total tackles including 23 solo hits, three tackles for lost yardage, one quarterback sack, one fumble recovery, one blocked kick and eight pass break ups ... Was tied for fifth in Conference USA in forced fumbles with two ... Came to the Tigers in the fall of 1999 as a walk-on candidate for one of the linebacker positions ... Caught the eye of coaches in the fall ... Begin to climb the depth chart in spring drills ... Worked his way to the number two spot at “will” linebacker behind Ian Williams ...


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HARPER'S CAREER HIGHS

Most Tackles/Game: 10 vs East Carolina (‘01) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 6 vs four opponents Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 4 vs three opponents Most Tackles for Loss/Game: 3 vs Southern Miss (‘01) Most Quarterback Sacks/Game: 2 vs Southern Miss (‘01) Most Fumble Recoveries/Game: 1 vs three opponents Most Pass Breakups/Game: 2 vs Houston (‘00) Most Blocked Kicks/Game: 1 vs Tulane (‘00)

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TFLs 0/0 1/3 1/4 2/10 3/11 2/3 1/2 1/1 0/0 0/0 2/7

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Opponent Miss State UT-Chattanooga Sou. Florida Louisville Sou. Miss Houston East Carolina UAB Tennessee Army Cincinnati

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Wide Receiver 6-3,190 Senior, 3L Pope HS Marietta, GA

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HARPER'S STATISTICS UT AT Tot. FR Int TFL 23 23 46 1 0 3-6 49 24 73 2 1 13-41 72 47 119 3 1 16-47

Tackles G/S 2000 11/9 2001 11/10 Totals 22/19

TRIPP HIGGINS

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Logged six tackles, one sack and one tackle for lost yardage in the first spring scrimmage ... Injured an ankle and missed the second scrimmage ... Battled through injury to appear in Blue-Gray game ... Had one tackle and one pass breakup in the spring game ... 1999: A walk-on candidate for a linebacker position ... Spent the fall of 1999 working with the defensive scout team ... Was redshirted in the fall while learning the Tiger defensive coverages and assignments ... Prep: Came to Memphis after a prep career at Wooddale High School in Memphis ... Lettered in football and basketball at Wooddale HS ... Played quarterback and safety at Wooddale ... Was an all-area selection in football as a junior ... Had a career best 201 yards passing and four touchdowns in a single game ... Rushed for a career high 175 yards in a single game ... Suffered a broken wrist early in his senior season ... Worked as a small forward on the Cardinal basketball team ... Played for coach Raymond Duke at Wooddale HS ... Born: 6/4/81 ... Is the son of Tonia Carter.

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Is expected to play a bigger role for the team this fall due to the new spread offense ... Worked as the “Y” receiver in spring drills and had eight catches for 161 yards in the spring scrimmages ... Was the second leading receiver in the spring of 2002 ... 2001: Lettered for his third consecutive season as a wide receiver ... Had two pass receptions in the season opener against Mississippi State ... Had one catch for 12 yards and his first career touchdown in the win over UT-Chattanooga ... Grabbed one pass for eight yards in the South Florida contest ... Played in seven games of the 2001 season ... Finished the season with four receptions for 13 yards and one score ... Had three pass receptions for 53 yards in the spring of 2001 ... Had a 12-yard touchdown catch in the final scrimmage of spring ... Has been two year regular at receiver ... 2000: Lettered while participating in all 11 games during the season ... Started the Houston and Cincinnati games ... Had at least one catch in all 11 games ... Opened the season with two catches for 17 yards against Mississippi State ... Had a season high three receptions for 42 yards against Southern Mississippi ... His three catches and the 42 yards against Southern Miss were both career high offensive totals ... Had one catch for 26 yards in the Cincinnati game ... The 26-yard reception against the Bearcats was a career long play for Higgins breaking the old mark of his 23-yarder against Southern Mississippi in 1999 ... Finished the 2000 season with 16 catches for 178 yards ... Was the team’s fifth leading receiver in 2000 ... Lettered previous season as the team’s punt returner and as a wide receiver ... Worked in the spring as a wide out with Ryan Johnson ... Had four pass receptions for 37 yards and one touchdown in spring scrimmages ... Caught a 10-yard pass from Neil Suber in the fourth quarter of the Blue-Gray game ... 1999: Earned his first letter as a Tiger appearing in all 11 games of the 1999 season ... Started the season as a wide receiver and later added the punt returner and kick returner duties ... Had his first career pass reception in the win over Tulane ... Caught a 13-yard pass for a first down ... Grabbed two passes for 33 yards in the Southern Mississippi game ... Finished the season with three receptions for 46 yards ... Had one kick off return for 28 yards in the win over UAB and had one return for 16 yards against Southern Mississippi ... Saw most of his playing time as the Tigers’ punt returner ... Took over the duties in the Arkansas State game ... Had one return for 10 yards against the Indians ... Had his biggest night as a Tiger when he returned eight punts for 46 yards and had a long return of 26 yards ... His eight returns rank as the second highest total ever by a Tiger player ... Returned seven punts a week later in the Tulane game ... Seven returns ranks him third on the single game list ... Finished the season with 25 punt returns for 141 yards ... His 25 returns ranks as the sixth highest total in school history ... A mid-semester signee for the Tigers in 1999 ... Graduated in May of 1997

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Most Pass Receptions/Game: 3 vs Southern Miss ('00) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 42 vs Southern Miss ('00) Long Reception: 26 vs Cincinnati ('00) Most Touchdown Receptions/Game: 1 vs UT-Chattanooga (‘01) Most Punt Returns/Game: 8 vs UAB (‘99) Most Punt Return Yards/Game: 46 vs UAB & Tulane (‘99) Longest Punt Return: 26 vs UAB (‘99) Most Kickoff Returns/Game: 1 vs UAB & USM (‘99) Most Kickoff Return Yards/Game: 28 vs UAB (‘99) Longest Kickoff Return: 28 vs UAB (‘99)

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SHAKA HILL

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ST ATISTICS STA Yds Avg Tds 46 15.3 0 178 11.1 0 13 3.3 1 237 10.3 1 Yds Avg Tds 44 22.0 0 Yds Avg Tds 141 5.6 0

HIGGINS’ No 3 16 4 23 No 2 No 25

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and enrolled at the Naval Academy Prep School ... Arrived on campus in January and participate in spring drills ... In four weeks of spring practice he moved from a newcomer to the number two position at flanker behind Damien Dodson ... Was the third-leading receiver in spring practice with eight catches for 88 yards ... Averaged 11.0 yards per reception ... Was the only receiver in the spring with two touchdown receptions ... Had a long reception of 37 yards... Was expected to see action immediately due to lack of experienced players at the receiver slots ... Has good speed and demonstrates a talent for catching the ball with his hands ... Made several exceptional receptions in spring scrimmages ... Prep: A football and track letter-winner at Pope High School ... Earned three letters in football ... Was an all-county and all-city selection in football in 1997 ... Had five receptions for 169 yards in the Marietta High game for a '97 season best ... Finished the 1997 season with 49 pass receptions for 837 yards and eight touchdowns ... Also registered one pass interception as a defensive back ... Career receiving totals read 61 catches for 1,300 yards ... Holds school record for the longest pass reception at 80 yards ... Worked as a high jumper on the track team ... Had a personal best of 6'6" which also set a new Pope High School record ... A former high school teammate of ex-Tiger quarterback Stephen Galbraith ... An honor student in high school ... Played for coach Steve Sparks at Pope High School ... Born: 3/ 31/80 ... Is the son of Carey and Marlena Higgins.

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Linebacker 6-3,244 Junior, 1L Goodpasture HS Nashville, TN

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Worked throughout the spring of 2002 as the Tiger starter at middle linebacker ... Lettered in 2001 as a backup for Demorrio Shank ... 2001: Appeared in all 11 games of the 2001 season ... Began to make progress at middle linebacker after spending the 2000 season as a fullback ... Worked at middle linebacker and was a member of the Tiger special teams ... Had his first career tackle in the Mississippi State game ... Had two solo tackles in the Tigers’ win over UT-Chattanooga ... Increased that figure to three tackles in the South Florida victory ... Had two stops in the Louisville contest and was credited with five hits in the win over Southern Mississippi including four solos ... After having three tackles against Houston, had a season high 10 tackles against East Carolina, including six solo tackles ... Registered one tackle in the UAB contest and was credited with two tackles against Tennessee in Knoxville ... Saw his most extended duty in the season finale against Cincinnati and had three tackles ... Finished the 2001 season as the team’s 11th leading tackler despite not starting a game ... Was credited with 35 tackles, one tackle for lost yardage (-4) and one pass break up in 2001. Suffered an injured hamstring the first week of spring practice and missed several days on contact work ... Played fullback in the Blue-Gray game and had eight carries for 25 yards ... Averaged 3.3 yards per attempt ... 2000: Came to the Tigers as one of the top prep signees for 2000 ... Was redshirted during the fall of 2000 ... Worked as a fullback with the Tiger offense ... Demonstrated a powerful running style ... Spent the fall with the offensive scout team and worked against the number one defense throughout the fall of 2000 ... Was impressive running the ball in several freshman scrimmages held during the latter part of the season ... Prep: Committed to the Tigers after being one of the most heavily recruited players in the state ... Listed in Super Preps Magazine as one of the top recruits in the state of Tennessee ... Has 4.6 speed in the 40-yard dash ... Rushed for over 600 yards and scored nine touchdowns in leading Goodpasture High School to the state


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WILL HYDEN

Linebacker 6-1, 218 r-Junior Franklin HS Franklin, TN

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A junior college transfer who is expected to work as the backup quarterback for Danny Wimprine this fall ... Enrolled in January of 2002 and went through spring drills with the Tigers ... Finished the spring completing 33-of-58 pass attempts for 353 yards ... Threw for over 100 yards in the Blue-Gray Scrimmage ... JC: Came to the Tigers after playing for two seasons at Tyler Junior College ... Led Tyler JC to a 8-3 mark in 2001 ... Passed for 1,840 yards and 20 touchdowns last season during the regular season ... With his playoff yardage he threw for 2,048 yards completing 138-of-274 pass attempts ... Tyler Junior College led the conference in average yards per game with 424.8 ... Was the nation’s sixth ranked junior college passer in 2001 ... Passed for 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns as a freshman at Tyler ... Helped team to the

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Quarterback 6-1, 190 r-Junior Tyler JC Tyler, TX

JEFF HILLIARD

HILL'S CAREER HIGHS

Most Tackles/Game: 10 vs East Carolina (‘01) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 6 vs East Carolina (‘01) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 4 vs East Carolina (‘01) Most Tackles for Loss/Game: 1 vs East Carolina (‘01) Most Pass Breakups/Game: 1 vs UT-Chattanooga (‘00)

Tackles G/S 2000 2001 11/0

2A title in 1999 ... Was credited with 96 total tackles including 69 solo stops, 23 assisted hits, four tackles for lost yardage and three quarterback sacks as a linebacker ... Was named to the TSSAA All-State team as a linebacker as well as the Associated Press All-State team ... Was a 1st team All-Region 4-2A selection and was named the 1999 Region 4-2A Defensive MVP for 1999 ... Was named the Lawrenceburg Middle Tennessee Quarterback Club Player of the Year ... Was voted the Mid-State Defensive Player of the Year for 1999 ... Was named the 1998 runner-up for the Mr. Football Award ... Was named to the all-state team in 1999 as a linebacker ... Listed by Rivals100.com as one of the Southeast Top 100 Recruits and was rated as the 73rd best linebacker in the nation ... Career totals read 2,547 yards rushing and 32 touchdowns ... Defensive career statistics are 96 tackles, 30 assisted stops, nine tackles for lost yardage, three quarterback sacks and one blocked kick ... Benched 360, squatted over 430 and has power cleaned over 300 pounds ... Visited Tennessee in December of 1999 and was recruited by Michigan, Georgia Tech and Ole Miss ... Born: 1/15/81 ... Played for coach David Martin ... Is the son of Lester Lyle and Carolyn Hill.

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A returning veteran who has seen action on the Tiger special teams for two seasons ... Has been bothered by injuries throughout his career ... Participated in one game for the Tigers in 2001 ...2001: Saw action in the Tigers’ win over Army in Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium ... Did not log a tackle in that contest ... Spent most of the fall working with the defensive scout team ... Played outside linebacker for the scouts ... Was held out of spring drills in 2001 due to shoulder surgery in December ... Is expected to be ready to participate in the fall ... 2000: Appeared in two games with the Tiger special teams during the fall of 2000 ... Had a key play in the Tigers’ win over Army at West Point ... Caught a 28-yard pass from Ben Graves on a fake punt and ran to the Army 19-yard line to set up a Memphis score ... The play was Hyden’s first collegiate game action ... Also participated in one play against Tennessee in the Liberty Bowl ... Spent most of the fall working with the Tiger defensive scout team ... Worked against the Memphis number one offense ... A walk-on candidate for the inside linebacker position ... Was impressive in the fall of 1999 ... Worked his way in spring drills to the number two position behind Kamal Shakir ... Was credited with three tackles in the first spring scrimmage ... Logged three stops in the second major scrimmage ... Had four hits in the Blue-Gray game ... Could also work as a member of the Tiger special teams ... 1999: Spent the fall of 1999 as a member of the Tiger defensive scout team ... Worked against the number one offense ... Was redshirted during the fall of 1999 ... Prep: Was a football and baseball letterman at Franklin (TN) High School ... Received four baseball letters and three in football ... Helped his 1998 football team to a 7-5 record ... Was an All-Region 5-4A selection in football in 1997 and 1998 ... Was named to the 1998 AllMidstate team and was selected to play in the 1998 Tennessee-Kentucky AllStar game ... Scored three touchdowns in the 1998 state playoff game against Beech High School ... Had 34 pass receptions for 586 yards in 1998 ... Returned 11 punts for 173 yards and one touchdown ... Had 91 tackles as a

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Gray Game ... 2001: Lettered as a tight end during the 2001 season ... Played in every game for Memphis and was a regular on special teams and in all of the Tigers’ two tight end sets ... Did not have a pass reception but was used as a blocker in all of the team’s two tight end sets ... Climbed the depth chart in the spring of 2001 at tight end ... Had a 15-yard touchdown reception in the third scrimmage ... Will provide depth for starter Jeff Cameron at tight end and can also work as a backup punter ... 2000: Was redshirted during the 2000 season but traveled with the Tiger varsity as the backup punter ... Was never pressed into service and has four years of eligibility remaining at Memphis ... Was used as a tight end and as the team’s reserve punter ... Worked with the offensive scout team against the number one defense throughout the fall ... Prep: Lettered in both football and basketball at Pattonville HS ... Earned three letters in football and was a two-year starter ... Served as captain of the team as a senior ... Was a second team all-conference selection ... Had 11 pass receptions for 195 yards and three touchdowns in 1999 ... Averaged 17.7 yards per catch ... Caught 24 passes for 416 yards as a junior in 1998 ... Had two touchdown receptions ... Averaged 16.5 yards per reception as a junior ... Was a 1st team all-conference selection in 1998 ... Was also being recruited by the University of Illinois and Eastern Illinois ... Born: 9/13/81 ... Played for coach Don Greco at Pattonville High ... Is the son of Charles and Jeannine Johnson.

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Tight End 6-3, 255 r-Sophomore, 1L Pattonville HS St. Louis, MO

Was one of the most highly recruited players in Memphis in 2000 ... A very gifted athlete ... Missed spring drills while concentrating on academics ... Will move back to the defensive secondary for the 2002 season ... 2001: Was moved from defensive back to wide receiver in the fall and played in three games for the Tigers as a wide out in 2001 ... Worked as a receiver in the Mississippi State, UT-Chattanooga and Houston games ... Did not have a pass reception in 2001 ... Injured his back in the middle of the season and missed several weeks of work... Prep: Considered by many recruiting experts to be the top defensive back in the South in 2000 ... Lettered as a wide receiver and as a defensive end and defensive back at Melrose High School ... Was named to the 2000 Associated Press 4A All-State team ... Was named to Super Prep Magazine’s 2000 All-America Team ... Rated by SuperPrep Magazine as the #2 prospect in the state of Tennessee ... Was named to Hi-Tech Tennessee’s Top Prospect List for 2000 ... Was credited with 80 tackles, 19 sacks and four pass interceptions as a senior ... As a junior recorded 67 solo tackles, seven fumble recoveries, had 12 fumbles caused, 15 tackles for lost yardage and 20 quarterback sacks ... Career totals read 320 tackles, 11 pass interceptions, 80 quarterback sacks ... Helped Melrose High to the 1998 Tennessee State championship ... Was timed as a junior at 4.39 during the Kentucky football camp ... Was recruited by Kentucky, Alabama, Florida State, Tennessee, Penn State and Georgia ... Also lettered as a member of the Melrose High basketball team and track team ... Played for coach Tim Thompson at Melrose High School ... Born: 9/2/81.

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Defensive Back 6-4, 210 Sophomore, 1L Melrose HS Memphis, TN

DERRON JOHNSON

safety with one pass interception ... Had a career batting average of .540 in baseball ... Hit 32 home runs in his career at FHS which is a new school record ... Played for coach Alvin Palmer at FHS ... Born: 5/15/81 ... Is the son of Billy and Brenda Hyden.

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E.J E.J.. LEFLORE Wide Receiver 6-3, 195 r-Junior Brighton HS Brighton, TN

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A walk-on candidate for the receiver positions at Memphis ... Worked at the “X” receiver with Travis Anglin and Tavarious Davis in the spring of 2002 ... Caught one pass for 18 yards in the 2002 Blue-Gray Game ... Finished the spring with three receptions for 25 yards in spring scrimmages ... 2001: Worked as a receiver in 2001 but did not appear in a game for the Tigers ... Worked as a member of the Tiger offensive scout team and went against the number one defense throughout the fall ... Appeared in one game for the Tigers in 2000 ... Saw extended duty in the spring due to the new spread offense ... Finished the spring with four pass receptions for 40 yards ... 2000: Appeared in one game for the Tigers in 2000 ... Saw action in the Louisiana-Monroe victory in Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium ... Spent the fall working with the offensive scout team ... Was injured in the spring of 2000 ... Sustained a broken thumb in spring drills and participated in running drills only ... 1999: Was redshirted in the 1999 season while learning the Tiger offense ... Spent the fall of 1999 with the Memphis scout offense ... Prep:


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Offensive Tackle 6-6, 280 r-Senior, 1L Univ. of South Carolina Goose Creek, SC

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A late signee for the Tigers ... Joined the team the first week of camp after visiting in early August and signing the next day ... 2001: Became a starter at offensive guard in the Mississippi State but was moved to offensive tackle two weeks later ... Changed positions with senior Artis Hicks ... Played 43 snaps as an offensive guard against Mississippi State game ... Participated in 18 plays against UT-Chattanooga before injuring an ankle ... Came back the following week as an offensive tackle and had 63 plays against South Florida ... Played 71-of-79 plays against Louisville ... Was involved in 45 plays in the Southern Mississippi victory and 42 in the road win over Houston ... Did not miss a play against East Carolina ... 2000: Attended Garden City Junior College in Kansas ... 1998: Lettered as a true freshman at the University of South Carolina ... Started five game as an offensive tackle for the Gamecocks in 1998 ... Prep: Was an all-state selection at Stratford High School in South Carolina ... Was selected to play in the 1998 Shrine Bowl Game in South Carolina ... Was one of the top offensive lineman prospects in South Carolina as a senior ... Was named All-South Carolina by SuperPrep Magazine ... Coached by Ray Stackley at Stratford High School, which also produced NFL veteran Harold Green of the Atlanta Falcons ... Chose South Carolina over Clemson and North Carolina State ... Born: 1/17/80.

DONALD MARSHALL

Year 2001

A former walk-on candidate for the Tigers who saw action in all 11 games as a defensive end and as a member of the special teams ... Was signed to a scholarship in the winter of 2001... Was the starter at defensive end in the spring of 2002 ... Was named one of the co-winners of The Glenn Jones 12th Man Award in the spring of 2002 ... 2001: Was credited with five tackles in the season opener against Mississippi State including four solo stops ... Had four tackles in the win over UT-Chattanooga ... Credited with two tackles in victory over South Florida ... Totaled four tackles in the victory over Southern Mississippi and had five stops and two tackles for lost yardage (-7) in the road win over Houston ... Logged seven tackles and two tackles for lost yardage (-6) in the East Carolina contest and tallied five hits in the UAB game ... Registered five tackles against UAB and four hits in the Tennessee contest ... Had his first career start in the Tigers’ win over Army ... Logged six total tackles in the Army win ... Ended the season with three tackles in the Cincinnati game ... Finished the 2001 season with 47 total tackles, seven tackles for lost yardage (-21), four quarterback sacks (-18), one forced fumble and two pass break ups ... Was listed as the number two defensive end behind Tony Brown in spring drills ... Due to injury to Brown he saw extended duty during spring workouts ... 2000: Did not appear in a game for the Tigers during the 2000 season ... Spent the fall working as a member of the defensive scout team ... Was used as an outside linebacker and worked against the Tigers’ starting offense throughout the fall ... Worked hard in the weightroom to gain additional weight needed for linebacker position ...Was moved to defensive end in the spring of 2000 ... Worked behind Tony Brown, Boris Penchion and Ross Estes in the spring ... Logged three tackles in the Blue-Gray game and added two quarterback sacks ... Also registered one tackle for lost yardage in the second spring scrimmage ... 1999: A walk-on candidate for an outside linebacker slot ... Spent the fall learning the Memphis defense ... Was redshirted while working with the defensive scout team ... Member of the Tiger Academic 30 in 1999 ... Prep: Lettered in football, basketball, wrestling and track at Westside High School in Memphis ... Helped his team to a 7-4 record and a berth in the state playoffs in 1996 ... Was an honorable mention all-state

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Most Tackles/Game: 7 vs East Carolina (‘01) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 5 vs Houston & East Carolina (‘01) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 3 vs Army (‘01) Most Tackles for Loss/Game: 2 vs Houston & East Carolina (‘01) Most Quarterback Sacks/Game: 1 vs four opponents (‘01) Most Pass Breakups/Game: 1 vs Miss State & UAB (‘01)

Defensive End 6-2, 244 r-Junior, 1L Westside HS Memphis, TN

LUCAS’ STATISTICS AT Tot. FR Int TFL 16 47 0 0 7-21

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TREVECO LUCAS

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selection and was named as an alternate for the Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star game ... Had 100 total tackles as a senior and was credited with over 250 career tackles ... Was a member of the National Honor Society and valedictorian of his class ... Born: 6/1/81 ... Son of Rickey and Tredina Lucas.

Was a football, basketball and track letterman at Brighton High School ... Served as team captain for all three sports ... Lettered as a quarterback and receiver in high school ... Helped his Brighton team to a 7-4 record in 1998 ... Was an all-region, all-district and Tennessee All-Star selection as a senior ... Set the BHS record for the most yards passing in a season and the most yards receiving in a season and career ... Was named to Who’s Who Among American High School Students ... Is the son of Earl LeFlore and Bernadine Lewis ... Played for coach Don Garner at Brighton High ... Born: 7/8/81.

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MARSHALL'S STATISTICS Games/Starts Snaps/Total Snaps 10/7 396/744


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MEAN'S STATISTICS AT Tot. FR Int TFL 24 51 0 1 4-21

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Transferred to the University of Memphis from Alabama in January of 2001 ... Was a part-time starter at defensive tackle in 2001 ... Spent the spring of 2002 working with the Tiger defensive line and is expected to be a starter this fall ... 2001: Became a starter at defensive tackle after being given back his eligibility by the NCAA in a highly publicized case involving the University of Alabama ... Became eligible to play the week of the Mississippi State game ... Had three tackles and a tipped pass in the Mississippi State game ... Recorded four tackles and a pass interception in the UT-Chattanooga contest ... Returned his interception for four yards ... Was credited with three tackles against South Florida and totaled five stops in the Southern Mississippi win ... Logged five tackles and one tackle for lost yardage (-5) in the road win over Houston ... Had a six total hits in the East Carolina game ... Credited with four tackles against UAB ... Suffered a mild case of pneumonia during the open

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Defensive Tackle 6-4, 335 Junior, 1L Trezevant HS/ Univ. of Alabama Memphis, TN

ALBERT MEANS

Was moved from defensive line to tight end in the fall of 2001 but went back to defense in the spring of 2002 ... Worked at defensive end with Treveco Lucas and Jacob Ford during the spring of 2002 ... 2001: Spent part of the fall of 2001 rehabbing his knee ... Worked at tight end after recovering from knee surgery in July ...Returned to the practice field in late September and was immediately moved to tight end to fill the void left by the injury to Marcus West ... Spent the fall working with the offensive scout team ... Worked each day against the number one defense ... Did not participate with the Tigers in the spring of 2001 ... Returned home to North Carolina but is expected to return in the fall ... 2000: A defensive lineman/defensive end for the Tigers who was redshirted during the 2000 season ... Spent the fall working with the Memphis defensive scout team and worked against the number one offensive unit ... Has four years of eligibility remaining at Memphis ... Prep: Lettered at Hargrave Military Academy while working as both a defensive end and outside linebacker ... Posted a 40-yard dash time of 4.81 at Hargrave ... Committed to North Carolina State after prep career ... Is the son of David and Vickie McNair ... Played for coach Lonnie Messick at Hargrave Military Academy ... Born: 3/26/80.

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Defensive End 6-3, 235 r-Sophomore Hargrave Military Dunn, NC

DAVID MCNAIR

week in November and saw limited duty against Tennessee ... Despite not feeling 100% was credited with four tackles against the Volunteers ... Came back against Army and logged a season high nine tackles in the Tiger win ... Had six tackles and two tackles for lost yardage (-12) in the Cincinnati contest ... Played in all 11 games for the Tigers and finished the season with 51 total tackles, four tackles for lost yardage and one quarterback sack. Worked as a defensive tackle with Boris Penchion ... Was credited with three tackles in the Blue-Gray Spring game ... Awaited word from the NCAA to see if he will have his eligibility restored immediately or if he would have to sit out the 2001 season ... Would make an impact on the Memphis defense if he were declared eligible ... 2000: Lettered as a true freshman at Alabama in 2000 ... Played in seven games and started the final four games of the year at defensive tackle ... Was credited with 18 tackles including two tackles for lost yardage ... Prep: Played his prep football at Trezevant High School in Memphis ... Was tabbed by several publications as the top high school defensive lineman in the nation in 1999 ... Was named to the 1999 Parade All-America Team ... Was named to the 1999 USA Today All-America Team ... Was named to the 1999 Tom Lemming AllAmerica team ... Was named to SuperPrep’s All-America Team ... Named to Boarder Wars first-team All-South Team ... Picked on the 1999 Prep Star Top 100 Dream Team ... Named by Prep Star as one of the top three defensive linemen in the nation in 1999 ... Was named as the number one prep prospect in the Southeast by Prep Star Magazine ... Named the Defensive MVP in the South by Prep Star ... Was named the number two defensive lineman in the nation by Rivals100.Com in 1999 ... Was named to the Rivals100.Com All-America team ... Was named Tennessee’s Mr. Football in 1999 ... Named to the first-team Associated Press and UPI All-State teams ... Registered 120 tackles, including 85 solos in 1999 ... Had nine quarterback sacks and three pass interceptions two of which he returned for touchdowns ... Had 110 tackles as a junior with 11 sacks and five interceptions ... Ran a 4.9 40-yard dash at Trezevant High School ... Bench pressed 385, squatted 535 and cleaned 315 in high school ... Is the son of Lisa Means ... Born: 12/20/81.

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Most Tackles/Game: 9 vs Army (‘01) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 4 vs Army & Cincinnati (‘01) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 5 vs Army (‘01) Most Tackles for Loss/Game: 2 vs Cincinnati (‘01) Most Quarterback Sacks/Game: 1 vs Mississippi State (‘01) Most Pass Interceptions/Game: 1 vs UT-Chattanooga (‘01) Most Pass Breakups/Game: 1 vs Miss State & UT-Chattanooga (‘01)


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Defensive Tackle 6-4, 269 r-Senior, 1L Colbert County HS Muscle Shoals, AL

five tackles in the season opener with Mississippi State ... Also logged one tackle for lost yardage (-3) ... Had two stops and two pass break ups in the UT-Chattanooga game and three hits in the win over South Florida ... After having tackles in the Louisville, Southern Mississippi and Houston games, logged five tackles and one tackle for lost yardage (-3) and one quarterback sack at East Carolina ... Started the East Carolina game at defensive tackle ... Tallied four tackles and a tackle for loss in the UAB contest ... Had two tackles and a quarterback sack (-7) against Tennessee and logged two tackles in the Army contest ... Finished the 2001 season with 26 tackles, four tackles for lost yardage, two quarterback sacks and two pass break ups ... Enters the 2001 fall camp as the Memphis starter at nose tackle ... Was credited with two solo tackles in the Blue-Gray game ... 2000: Lettered as a reserve defensive tackle for the Tigers in the fall of 2000 ... Appeared in just two games for the Tiger defensive unit ... Worked as a special teams member in the season opener against Mississippi State ... Played four snaps as a defensive tackle in the Tigers win over Louisiana-Monroe ... After seeing limited action in the fall of ‘99, worked his way to the number two position at defensive end ... Entered fall camp as the backup to Tony Brown at defensive end ... Logged one tackle and one tackle for lost yardage in the Blue-Gray game ... Had five tackles in the opening scrimmage of the spring ... Was credited with two tackles and one quarterback sack in the second major scrimmage ... 1999: Worked as a defensive end and outside linebacker during the 1999 season ... Earned a letter after appearing in three games for the Tigers ... Saw his first collegiate action in the Te n n e s s e e game in Knoxville ... Played six downs for the defense in the win over UAB ... Also logged action in the Tulane victory ... Was credited with one tackle during the 1999 season ... Lone tackle came in the win over UAB in Birmingham ... Member of the Tiger Academic 30 in 1999 ... Made impressive strides in spring drills at the bandit position (defensive end) ... Worked his way to a backup role at end ... 1998: Was redshirted during the 1998 season ... Spent the fall of '98 working with the defensive scout team as a linebacker ... Prep: A football and basketball letterman at Colbert County High School in Muscle Shoals ... Played tight end and linebacker at CCHS ... Did not play football until his senior year in high school ... Was used primarily as a blocker in a wishbone offense ... Also lettered in track and baseball ... Played first base in baseball and ran the 200 meters in track ... Helped the basketball team to a 25-10 record in 1997-98 ... Is the nephew of former Tiger defensive lineman Anthony Penchion ... Father Robert Penchion played five years in the NFL for

BORIS PENCHION

Came to the Tigers in the spring of 2002 as a transfer from LSU and participated in spring drills with Memphis ... Will have to sit out the 2002 season under the guidelines of NCAA Transfer Rules but will have two years of eligibility remaining ... Comes to the University of Memphis as a transfer from LSU ... Participated with the Memphis Tigers in the spring of 2002 ... Was the leading rusher in the Blue-Gray Game ... Had nine carries for 58 yards and one touchdown ... Averaged 6.3 yards per carry in the Blue-Gray Game ... Finished the spring with 23 rushes for 125 yards and two touchdowns ... 2001: Played tailback for the LSU Tigers ... Appeared in six games for LSU in 2001 ... Had 15 rushing attempts for 59 yards during 2001 ... Averaged 3.7 yards per carry and had a season long run of 22 yards ... Had two pass receptions for nine yards ... Had a season high six carries for 41 yards against Tulane ... Left LSU before the Sugar Bowl in order to transfer to Memphis ... 2000: Saw action during the 2000 season but was injured and received a medical redshirt ... Participated in the Western Carolina game and rushed the ball 11 times for 49 yards and one touchdown ... Prep: Played prep football at Rummel High School in Metairie, Louisiana ... Rated as the nation’s number nine running back and the number two running back in the South according to SuperPrep Magazine ... Member of The Advocate Super Dozen, the Tiger Rag Dirty Dozen, Louisiana Magazine All-Louisiana Team, The Times-Picayune Top 24 Blue Chip List and the Purple & Gold’s Great Eight ... Named to the Atlanta Constitution Super Southern 100 ... Picked as member of Prepstar Dream Team ... Was a first team all-state selection ... Set the Catholic League record for rushing as a senior with 2,211 yards on 303 attempts and scored 25 touchdowns ... Also caught 12 passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns ... Has breakaway speed as he scored eight touchdowns from over 89 yards as a senior ... Has been timed at 4.4 in the 40-yard dash ... Played for coach Jay Rath at Rummel High ... Is the son of Stanley and Pamela Parquet ... Born: 1/5/82.

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Tailback 6-0, 200 r-Junior, TR Archbishop Rummel HS/LSU Metairie, LA

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A talented freshman who saw playing time in each game of 2001... Spent the spring of 2002 working as a safety for the Tigers ... Played strong safety with Elijah Bell and Sean Garris during spring drills ... 2001: Worked as a defensive back and as a running back in 2001 ... Was also a member of the Memphis special teams ... Registered his first career tackles in the Tigers’ win over UTChattanooga ... Had one special teams tackles against Louisville and had one tackle as a defensive back in the road victory over Houston ... Had one tackle in the UAB game and also completed his first collegiate pass on a tailback toss in the UAB game ... Had a 25-yard completion to Aaron Meadows ... Was credited with a season and career high three tackles in the Tennessee game ... Finished the season with six total tackles... Prep: Was a two year football letterman at Cordova High ... Was the Region 7-5A Co-Offensive Player of the Year in 2000 ... Was named to the Associated Press All-State team and the All-Shelby Metro Team ... Rushed for 1,092 yards in 2000 and scored 19 touchdowns ... Ranked fourth in Shelby Metro in rushing ... Ranked 14th in total offense averaging 109.2 yards per game ... Was 8th ranked punter in Memphis with 36.4 average ... Was ranked 3rd in Memphis in scoring ... Rushed for 415 yards as a junior ... Set the Cordova High record for the most touchdowns in a season with 24 ... Also lettered in track and was the 4-AAA sectional winner in the decathlon ... Is the son of Samuel and Clara Pieh ... Played for coach Tim Morris at Cordova High ... Born: 5/5/83.

Defensive Back 5-10, 175 Sophomore, 1L Cordova HS Cordova, TN

PENCHION’S CAREER HIGHS

LIONEL PIEH

PIEH’S CAREER HIGHS

Most Tackles/Game: 3 vs Tennessee (‘01) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 1 vs three opponents (‘01) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 2 vs Tennessee (‘01)

PENCHION’S STATISTICS UT AT Tot. FR Int TFL 13 13 26 0 0 4-14

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Bills, Seahawks and 49ers ... Is the cousin of Alabama stars Antonio Langham, Chris Goode and Pierre Goode ... Is also the cousin of NBA basketball star Slick Watts ... Was recruited by Southern Mississippi, Louisville, and UAB ... Was offered in football and basketball by UAB ... A member of the National Honor Society ... Son of Robert Penchion and Clara Smith ... Played for coach Jim Moore at Colbert County High... Born: 11/2/79.

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LADARIUS PRICE Wide Receiver 5-11, 175 Sophomore East HS Memphis, TN

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Spent the fall of 2001 concentrating on academics ...Did conditioning work on his own during the spring of 2002 ... Worked with Mike Stark in the Tiger weight room to increase his strength and to keep himself in condition ... Could become a factor at receiver due to his speed and athletic ability ... Could also be used as a kicker returner for the Tiger special teams ... 2001: ... Sat out the 2001 season under the guidelines of the NCAA’s Proposition 48 ... Spent the year concentrating on his academic work ... Prep: Was a three year football letterman at quarterback for East High School for two seasons ... Rated by SuperPrep Magazine as the #12 prospect in the state of Tennessee ... Was named to Hi-Tech Tennessee’s Top Prospect List for 2000 as one of the top quarterbacks in the state... Helped East High School to a 9-1 regular season record and a berth in the state playoffs in 2000 ... Connected on 27-of-76 pass attempts for 531 yards and three touchdowns in 2000 ... Was ranked 10th in Shelby-Metro in punting with 19 for 673 yards ... Averaged 35.4 yards per punt ... Was ranked second in Shelby-Metro in kickoff returns in 2000 ... Had four returns for 182 yards and one touchdown ... Averaged 40.5 yards per kickoff return in 2000 ... East High averaged 349 yards per game in total offense in 2000 ... Led East High to a 13-2 record and the 1999 Tennessee Class 4A state championship ... Was ranked 27th in Shelby-Metro in passing completing 30-of-86 passes for 800 yards and 12 touchdowns ... Was ranked eighth in passing efficiency with a rating of 152.1 ... Was ranked 13th in Region 8 4A in total offense in 1999 ... Was ranked fifth in punt returns with a 16 yard average per return and was 10th in kickoff returns with 14 for 283 yards ... Averaged 20.2 yards per kickoff return ... During his sophomore season was ranked first in Region 8 4A in kickoff returns ... Had 13 returns for 473 yards and one touchdown ... Averaged 36.4 yards per kickoff return ... Helped team to an 11-1 record in 1998 ... Has run times of 4.4 in the forty yard dash ... Is the son of Druscilla Hubbard ... Played for coach Wayne Randall at East High School ... Born: 10/21/82.


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PUGH'S STATISTICS Games/Starts Snaps/Total Snaps 11/11 785/785 * 11/11 684/744 22/22 1469/1529

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MARIO ROBINSON Tailback 6-0, 205 r-Freshman Melrose HS Memphis, TN

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An all-star candidate for Memphis in 2002 ... Enters fall camp as the Tiger starter at center ... Has been a starter at center since his arrival in Memphis in the fall of 1999 ... Came to the Tigers as a transfer from Florida A&M ... 2001: Started all 11 games for the Tigers at center in 2001 ... Opened the season playing 62-of-62 offensive snaps against the MSU Bulldogs ... Played all 69 offensive plays in the win over UT-Chattanooga ... Logged 67 plays in the South Florida win and participated in all 79 plays against Louisville ... Had his streak of 1062 consecutive plays snapped in the Southern Mississippi game when Drew Harmon gave him a breather for four plays ... Played 43-of-73 plays in the Houston win ... Started and played all 58 snaps against East Carolina ... Worked all 73 plays against UAB and played 50 snaps against Tennessee ... Worked 58-of-62 plays in the win over Army and ended the season with 65-of-65 snaps against Cincinnati ... For the season he played 684 of 744 total plays ... 2000: Was the Tiger starter at center for all 11 games of the season ... Was considered the “iron man” of the Memphis offensive line ... Was the only lineman to play every snap during the 2000 season ... Played the final four games of the season with a broken toe ... Opened the season playing 76 of 76 snaps in the Mississippi State game ... Played a season high 80 of 80 snaps in the East Carolina and Tulane games ... Had 77 plays against Cincinnati and 75 snaps in the Tigers’ win over Louisiana-Monroe ... Finished the season playing a total of 785 snaps for the Tiger offense ... Was selected as the 2000 Offensive Lineman of the Year for the Tigers ...Was signed to a scholarship in January of 2000 ... Came to the Tigers in the fall of 1999 as a transfer from Florida A&M ... Worked as a guard in ‘99 but was moved to center in the spring of 2000 ... Quickly moved into the starting center spot ... A very strong player who is a dedicated worker in the weightroom ... Received one of the Winter/Spring Performances Awards at the Blue-Gray Game ... 1999: Came to the Tigers as a walk-on candidate for an offensive line position ... Transferred to Memphis from Florida A&M where he was on scholarship ... Sat out the 1999 season under the NCAA transfer rules ... Was already redshirted at Florida A&M ... Worked as an offensive guard in the fall of 1999

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... Received the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year Award at the 1999 Football Banquet ...1998: Was a scholarship player at Florida A&M University ... Worked as an offensive guard and a defensive tackle as a freshman at Florida A&M ... Was redshirted during the 1998 season ... Came to the Tigers after his father was transferred to the Memphis area ... Prep: Played his prep football at Pensacola (FL) High School ... Lettered in football, track and weightlifting ... Was a three year football letter winner ... Played both guard and tackle ... Was a first team all-area selection, all-region and All Big Six selection in football in 1997 and was a second team 6A All-State pick ... Graded 95% in blocking and had 13 pancake blocks vs. Montgomery Sidney Lanier High as a senior ... Graded over 90% in blocking during his senior season ... Gave up no quarterback sacks as a junior and senior ... Was an honor student at Pensacola High School ... Is the cousin of IBF, WBC and WBO light heavyweight boxing champion Roy Jones, Jr. ... Played for coach Mike Bennett at Pensacola High... Born: 7/28/80 ... Son of Raymond and Bernie Pugh.

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Sat out last season while being redshirted ... Worked this spring as a tailback and fullback in the Tigers’ spread offense ... Suffered an ankle injury that limited his participation the last week of the spring ... Finished the spring with 22 rushes for 47 yards and one touchdown during the scrimmages ... Also caught three passes for 22 yards ... 2001: Was redshirted during the 2001 season ... Spent the fall working as a member of the Tiger offensive scout ... Practiced against the Memphis number one defense throughout the fall ... Worked as both a tailback and fullback ... Prep: Lettered as a tailback and defensive back for the Melrose High School ... Also lettered as a member of the Melrose High track team ... Was named to the 2000 Prep Star Magazine All-Southeast Team ... Battled injuries during his junior season but had strong senior year ... Helped Melrose High to a 9-1 regular season record and a berth in the state playoffs in 2000 ... Was ranked 13th in Shelby-Metro in scoring despite playing in just six games ... Scored seven touchdowns and had six twopoint conversions during the 2000 season ... Had 115 yards and three touchdowns against Douglas High of Atlanta in 2000 ... Was ranked 18th in Region 8-4A in rushing as a junior despite injuries ... Had 20 attempts for 276 yards and scored seven touchdowns in 1999 ... Had 125 yards rushing and four

JIMOND PUGH

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Was moved in the spring of 2002 from defensive end to offensive tackle ... Spent the spring of 2002 working with Doug Whittaker and Donald Marshall at offensive tackle ... Should provide depth at tackle this fall while he learns the Tiger offensive system ... Is working behind two seniors ... 2001: Saw his first action of his career and of the 2001 season in the Army game ... Was credited with one tackle in Memphis’s 42-10 win over Army ... Spent the fall working with the Tiger defensive scout team ... Helped prepare the Tiger offense for each game ... Worked as a reserve at defensive end in the spring of 2001 but saw a great deal of action due to the injury to Tony Brown ... Should provide depth this fall ... 2000: Came to the Tigers along with his high school teammate Jamie Green in the fall of 2000 ... Was redshirted during the 2000 season while working with the Tiger defensive scout team ... Was assigned as a defensive end ... Worked against the number one offense throughout the fall of 2000 ... Has four years of eligibility remaining at Memphis ... Prep: Was a Texas Sportswriters All-State selection (2nd) and an all-District 14-3A pick at defensive end ... Helped lead his Liberty Eylau High School team to the Texas 3A State Championship ... Had a fumble recovery to stop a Mathis High School drive in the state championship game ... Had 17 tackles in the Hunnington High (Shreveport) game ... Was credited with 94 tackles and three quarterback sacks in 1999 ... Was named to the Texas 3A All-State team (2nd) ... Was named to the Texarkana Gazette All-Area Team as a defensive lineman in 1999 ... Received the Paul Huddleston Head Hunter Award for 1999 ... Lettered for three years in football ... Has also lettered for three years in basketball and three years in track ... Is the son of Clevon and Clara Rone ... Played for coach David Ream at Liberty Eylau High School ... Born: 11/7/ 81

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Offensive Tackle 6-3, 238 r-Sophomore Liberty Eylau HS Texarkana, TX

JEREMY RONE

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touchdowns against Dunbar HS as a junior ... Was ranked 15th in Region 8-4A in scoring with his seven touchdowns and two two-point conversions ... Was named to the 1998 Prep Star Magazine All-Southeast Team as a sophomore ... Rushed for 560 yards and scored 12 touchdowns as a sophomore ... Rushed for 100 yards and one touchdown against Hamilton HS ... Tallied 28 tackles during his sophomore season ... Career totals read 1,150 yards rushing and 20 touchdowns ... Runs the 100 and 200 meters for the track team ... Is the son of Nathaniel and Gwendolyn Robinson ... Played for coach Tim Thompson at Melrose High ... Born: 5/22/82.

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Defensive End 6-4, 236 r-Senior, 3L Kirby HS Memphis, TN

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Worked behind Demorrio Shank at middle linebacker last spring but was moved to defensive end for the 2001 season ... Became a starter and started nine games before being knocked out of the lineup with an ankle injury... 2001: Was the Memphis starter at defensive end in the fall of 2001 ... Injured his knee in the UAB game but was able to return to action for the Tennessee contest ... Was a consistent player for the Tigers in 2001 ... Opened the season with five tackles and a fumble recovery against Mississippi State in his first collegiate start ... Had a season and career high six tackles and one tackle for lost yardage (-3) in the win over UT-Chattanooga and matched that with six hits and two tackles for loss (-6) in the East Carolina game ... Was credited with three tackles against Tennessee and Houston and had two each in the Southern Mississippi victory and the UAB contest ... Finished the season with 30 total tackles, six tackles for lost yardage (-18), one fumble recovery and three quarterback hurries ... 2000: Played in eight games for the Tigers in 2000 and saw duty as a linebacker and as a member of the Tiger special teams ... Registered a special teams tackle in the season opener against Mississippi State ... Worked as a back up for inside linebacker Kamal Shakir in the win over Louisiana-Monroe and had one solo stop ... Saw his most extended duty against Southern Mississippi ... Was credited with three tackles against the Golden Eagles including one solo and two assists ... Also logged two tackles in each of the UAB and Houston games ... Finished the season with nine total hits ... Worked a total of 45 plays as a linebacker and participated in 61 special teams plays ... Spent the fall of 1999 working as a tight end but was moved to “sam” linebacker in the spring ... Will work behind Demorrio Shank and Rodney Lanctot this fall but is expected to contribute ... Could work with the Tiger special teams ... Registered two tackles in the Blue-Gray Spring game ... Had four tackles in the second spring scrimmage ... 1999: Saw his first playing time as a Tiger in 1999 ... Played in four games as a member of the Tiger special teams and


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R O W AND'S ST ATISTICS STA UT AT Tot. FR Int TFL 4 5 9 0 0 0-0 14 16 30 1 0 6-18 18 21 39 1 0 6-18

Tackles G/S 2000 8/0 2001 10/9 Totals 18/9

earned a letter... Played in the Arkansas State win ... Also saw action against Tennessee, Missouri and Louisville ... Spent the fall working as a tight end with Billy Kendall, Wade Smith and Jeff Cameron ...Involved in the regular rotation of tight ends in the spring ... Worked with starter Billy Kendall and Jeff Cameron ... Was credited with one pass reception for 11 yards in the Blue-Gray game ...1998: A tight end candidate who was redshirted during the 1998 season ... Spent the fall working with the offensive scout team ... Prep: An outstanding student-athlete at Kirby High School ... Played tight end last season ... Caught 14 passes for 145 yards and one touchdown during the 1997 season ... Had 40 career pass receptions ... Holds the Kirby record for the longest pass reception at 90 yards ... Was an all-region and All-Metro selection in football ... Was named to the honorable mention All-State team as a tight end ... Named to All-Region team as a sophomore ... Named to Best of the Rest in Super Prep Magazine ... Has run a 4.57 forty and a 10.8 100 meters ... Was also a member of the Kirby track and basketball teams ... Ran the sprints and sprint relays ... Was an honor student at Kirby ... Was the class president as a senior and the vice-president as a junior ... Played for coach Stan Platt at Kirby High ... Born: 6/8/80 ... Son of Ricky and Jackie Davis .

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ROWAND'S CAREER HIGHS

Most Tackles/Game: 6 vs East Carolina (‘01) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 5 vs East Carolina (‘01) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 5 vs UT-Chattanooga (‘01) Most Tackles for Loss/Game: 2 vs East Carolina (‘01) Most Fumble Recoveries/Game: 1 vs Miss State (‘01)

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Was the 2002 recipient of the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award ... A returning three year letterman who has played quarterback and worked with the Tiger special teams for the past three seasons ... An outstanding student, Scherer has completed one undergraduate major and has started a second ... Has never made a grade lower than an “A” since his arrival at Memphis (see box at end of Scherer’s write-up) ... Spent the spring of 2002 working with Danny Wimprine and Jeff Hilliard at quarterback ... Completed 22-of-42 pass attempts in the spring for 260 yards and one touchdown ... 2001: Lettered for the third consecutive season as a member of the Tiger special teams ... Worked as the up-back on the Tiger punt team and the holder for the PAT and field goal units ... Had one rush on a fake field

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Quarterback 5-10, 180 r-Senior, 3L Collierville HS Collierville, TN

SCO TT SCHERER COTT

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goal this fall ... Gained three yards on the play ... Had 36 successful holds for the PAT unit and 14 holds for the field goal squad ... Worked with the other Tiger quarterbacks in the spring learning a new offense ... Completed six-of-11 pass attempts for 60 yards and one touchdown in the spring scrimmages of 2001 ... Was knocked out of the final week of spring due to a mild concussion ... Did not play in the Blue-Gray game nor the final scrimmage of spring ... 2000: Played in all 11 games for Memphis in 2000 ... Started the final six games of the season at quarterback after injuries to Travis Anglin and Neil Suber ... Led the Tigers to a dramatic win over East Carolina in his first start at quarterback ... Rushed for his first career touchdown against East Carolina ... Completed 18-of-25 pass attempts for 175 yards in ECU win ... Completed 10-of-21 attempts against UAB for 130 yards but suffered his first career interception ... Also tallied his second rushing touchdown of the season in the UAB game ... Hit on 12-of-25 attempts for 129 yards and his first two career touchdown passes in the Houston game ... Was 15-of-27 for 137 yards and two touchdowns against Tennessee ... Had a season and career high 20 pass completions in 32 attempts in the Cincinnati game ... Threw for a career high 203 yards against the Bearcats but suffered three pass interceptions ... Was 10-of-24 for 83 yards in the season finale against Tulane ... Finished the season as the team’s leading passer ... Completed 85-of-154 attempts for 857 yards and four touchdowns ... Had a long pass completion of 40-yards in the Cincinnati game ... Led the Tigers in total offense in 2000 ... Was ranked seventh in Conference USA in passing per game averaging 77.9 yards per outing ... Was tied for ninth in C-USA in pass efficiency with a rating of 102.7 ... Received one of the Winter/Spring Performance Awards at the BlueGray game ... Worked as the number two quarterback behind Neil Suber in the spring of 2000 ... Completed 24-of-54 pass attempts for 201 yards and two touchdowns in spring scrimmages ... Spent most of his time going against the number one defense ... Was 11-of-20 for 79 yards in the Blue-Gray game ... 1999: Won his first letter as a Tiger working as both a special teams member and as a quarterback ... Worked as the upback on the Tiger punt team ... Played in all 11 games with the punt team ... Had his first collegiate rush in the Arkansas State game ... Took the snap on a fake punt and ran 15 yards for a Memphis first down ... With Travis Anglin hurt, he entered the UAB game as a quarterback ... Had one carry from scrimmage and attempted one pass ... Entered the Tulane game in the fourth quarter and led Memphis on its final scoring drive ... Rushed twice during the series for nine yards and completed his first collegiate pass to Aaron Meadows for a key first down ... Also logged a fumble recovery during the 1999 season ... Recovered a Tinker Keck fumble deep in Memphis territory in the Cincinnati game ... A member of the Tiger Academic 30 ... Received the 1999 Academic Achievement Award with a 4.0 GPA ... Member of the Tiger Academic 30 in 1999 ... Worked in the rotation at quarterback last spring ... Completed his first pass in the second scrimmage of the spring ... Hit receiver Derrick Harmon for 43 yards to set up a Tiger score ... Quarterbacked the Gray squad in the annual spring game ... Completed one of two pass attempts for six yards and rushed eight times ... Finished the spring as the Tigers’ second leading passer ... Completed 7-of-12 pass attempts for 116 yards and one touchdown ... Did not have a pass intercepted in spring drills ... Completed 58.3 percent of his pass attempts ... Was listed on Tiger special teams as backup at holder and the upback on the


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QUARTERBACK SCOTT SCHERER HOLDS A DISTINCTION AMONG ALL DIVISION 1-A & 1AA COLLEGIATE FOOTBALL PLAYERS. IN A RECENT SURVEY, SCHERER RANKED NUMBER ONE FOR MOST CONSECUTIVE SEMESTERS WITH A PERFECT 4.0 GPA. SCHERER HAS HAD A 4.0 GRADE POINT AVERAGE IN EACH OF HIS SEVEN SEMESTERS OF COLLEGE. H IS NEXT CLOSEST COMPETITOR , MICHAEL GRIFFIS OF KENT STATE HAS HAD FIVE SEMESTERS OF 4.0 WORK.

SCHERER LEADS THE NATION

SCHERER'S ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Award 4 year member of the Tiger Academic 30 (3.35 GPA and higher) Conference USA Commissioner’s Medal - Spring 2001 Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll Recipient of Business College’s Academic Excellence Award for Finance Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence for entire Business College Member of the Dean’s List for eight consecutive semesters Top football GPA for eight consecutive semesters Has completed work toward major in Finance Is working on second major in International Business

SCHERER'S CAREER HIGHS Most Rushes/Game: 13 three times (‘00) Most Rush Yds/Game: 15 vs Arkansas State (‘99) Longest Run: 15 vs Arkansas State (‘00) Most Rushing Touchdowns/Game: 1 vs East Carolina & UAB (‘00) Most Pass Attempts/Game: 32 vs Cincinnati (‘00) Most Completions/Game: 20 vs Cincinnati (‘00) Highest Completion Percentage/Game: .720 vs ECU (‘00) Most Pass Yds/Game: 203 vs Cincinnati (‘00) Most Touchdown Passes/Game: 2 vs Houston (‘00) Longest Completion: 40 vs Cincinnati (‘00)

WADE SMITH

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SCHERER’S STATISTICS Att Comp Yds Int Tds 2 1 8 0 0 154 85 857 6 4 156 86 865 6 4 No. Yds. Avg. Tds LG 5 21 4.2 0 15 62 -56 -0.9 2 16 67 -35 -0.9 2 16 Rush Pass Plays Yds/G Yds/P 21 8 7 2.6 4.1 -56 857 216 72.8 3.7 -35 865 223 37.7 3.7

Passing G/S 1999 11/0 2000 11/6 Totals 22/6 Rushing G 1999 11/0 2000 11/6 Totals 22/6 Total Offense G 1999 11/0 2000 11/6 Totals 22/6

punt team ... 1998: A candidate for the quarterback position who was redshirted in 1998 ... Spent the fall of 1998 as a member of the Tiger offensive scout team ... Prep: Lettered for three years as a quarterback at Collierville High School ... Was the starter as a senior after sharing playing time as a junior ... Led CHS to an 8-3 record in 1997 ... Completed 54-of-100 pass attempts for 971 yards and ten touchdowns in 1997 ... Led Region 8-5A in pass completion percentage (54.0%), in touchdown passes (10) and in pass efficiency rating (159.6) ... Was ranked 11th in Shelby Metro in passing and was rated 14th in total offense ... Had 217 plays for 1260 yards and 14 touchdowns in 1997 ... Threw for 158 yards in the Bartlett game ... Had 123 yards in Houston win ... Named the quarterback on the Region 8-5A team ... Was named the All-Shelby Metro quarterback by the Commercial Appeal ... Is the son of Rip and Michele Scherer ... Played for coach Paul Cox at Collierville High School ... Born: 7/14/79.

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Offensive Tackle 6-5, 265 Senior, 3L Lake Highlands HS Dallas, TX

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A three year letter winner for the Tigers who changed positions last fall and remained a starter ... Started all 11 games for the Tigers at offensive tackle and never missed a game despite playing part of the season with a broken thumb ... 2001: Was moved from tight end to offensive tackle and became the Memphis starter in 2001 ... Was named the Tigers’ Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2001 ... Was voted by his teammates as a permanent Captain for 2001 ... Started all 11 games during the 2001 season ... Opened the season playing 49-of-67 snaps against Mississippi State ... Worked 66-of-72 plays against UT-Chattanooga ... Had 67 snaps against South Florida and matched that with 67 plays against Louisville ... Had 49 snaps in Southern Mississippi victory ... Worked 66 plays in road win over Houston and worked all 58 snaps against East Carolina ... Did not leave the UAB contest as he was a part of 73 offensive snaps ... Never came out of the Tennessee, Army and Cincinnati games to end the season ... Completed the 2001 campaign working 686-of-744 plays ... His 686 snaps were the second highest total by a Tiger lineman in 2001... Was moved during spring practice to offensive tackle and was very impressive ... Had great blocking skills at his tight end position and has now put those skills to use in the offensive line ... Was named as one of the recipients of the Glenn Jones Award in the fall of 2000 ... 2000: Lettered for the second consecutive season while working as a tight end ... Was used as a blocker in the Tigers’ two tight sets ... Had a 16-yard pass reception for a key first down in the win over Army ... Also logged single pass receptions in the Southern Mississippi, East Carolina, Tennessee and Tulane games ... Finished the season with five catches for 25 yards ... His 16-yard reception against Army was a career long catch ... Worked as a member of the Tiger special teams in 2000 .... Was credited with three tackles on kick coverage ... Had tackles against Mississippi State, Southern Mississippi and Tennessee ... A returning letterman who saw action in all 11 games of the 1999 season ... Worked in all of the two tight end sets last season due to early injury to Jeff Cameron ... Had a good spring ... Caught three passes for 35 yards in the annual Blue-Gray game ... 1999: Lettered as a true freshman after playing in all 11 games ... Worked as the backup tight end for Billy Kendall and was used in all two-tight end sets ... Was the starter for the Arkansas State game when Memphis opened in a two tight end set ... Was used mainly as a blocker in


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Avg 6.0 5.0 5.1

Yds 6 25 31

No 1 5 6

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SMITH'S STATISTICS Games/Starts Snaps/Total Snaps 11/11 686/744

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TAYLOR' STATISTICS

UT 4 23 27

AT 3 9 12

Tot. 7 32 39

FR 0 0 0

Int 0 0 0

Loss 3-10 4-7 7-17

Sack 0-0 1-1 1-1

Defense G/S 2000 6/0 2001 11/6 Totals 17/6

Will help anchor the Tiger’s defensive line this fall ... Enters fall camp as the starter at defensive tackle ... Opened the 2001 season as the Memphis starter at defensive tackle and finished the season as one of the team’s top tacklers ... 2001: Was credited with three tackles against Mississippi State ... Had two tackles in the Louisville game and three each in the Tigers win over Southern Mississippi and Houston ... Registered a season high six tackles in the UAB game and matched that with six tackles against Tennessee in Neyland Stadium ... Had a career high five solo hits in the UAB contest ... Closed the season with five tackles in the win over Army and had four stops in the Cincinnati contest ... Completed the 2001 season with 32 total tackles, four tackles for lost yardage (-7), one quarterback sack (-1), two pass break ups and one forced fumble ... Received the Chris Faros Most Improved Player Award

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Defensive Tackle 6-3, 265 Junior, 2L Franklin Cty HS Winchester, TN

High in Winchester (TN) ... Was an allregion selection in 1998 and 1999 ... Was named to the Nashville Tennessean’s All-Midstate Team in 1999... Was named to the 1999 Tennessee all-State team (honorable mention) ... Was the MVP at Franklin County High for the past two years ... After missing two games with a ligament sprain in his knee registered 95 tackles over the remaining eight contests ... Had 50 solo tackles and 45 assisted stops ... Also logged one pass interception ... As a tight end he caught five passes for 74 yards and two touchdowns in 1999 ... Averaged 14.8 yards per catch ... During the 1998 season he caught eight passes for 164 yards and four touchdowns ... Recorded 86 tackles as a junior with 35 solo hits ... Logged two pass interceptions as a junior ... Visited Alabama and South Carolina ... Also lettered in basketball ... Average 17 points and 12 rebounds per game as a junior ... Born: 12/14/81 ... Played for coach Harold Roberts at Franklin County High ... Is the son of Willis and Delores Taylor.

ERIC TAYL OR YLOR

Most Pass Receptions/Game: 1 five times ('00) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 16 vs Army ('00) Longest Pass Reception: 16 vs Army (‘00)

SMITH'S ST ATISTICS STA

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Receiving 1999 2000 Total

for defense in the spring of 2001 ... 2000: Lettered as a true freshman ... Appeared in six games for Memphis working as a defensive tackle ... Logged his first career tackles against Southern Mississippi ... Had three tackles including a tackle for lost yardage against Southern Mississippi ... Had two tackles, both tackles for lost yardage in the UAB contest ... Logged two tackles in the Cincinnati game ... Finished the season with seven tackles, three tackles for lost yardage and one quarterback hurry ... Was nominated for the Conference USA AllFreshman Team ... Prep: Played linebacker and tight end at Franklin County

1999 ... Caught just one pass during the 1999 season ... Had a six yard pass reception in the Cincinnati contest ... Prep: Came from a very strong program in Texas where he lettered as a tight end ... Lettered for two seasons in football ... Helped his team to the area championship in 1997 and the regional championship in 1998 ... Played in a wishbone offense and was used mainly as a blocker ... Was named to the honorable mention all-district team in 1997 and was selected 2nd team all-district in 1998 ... Had 17 knockdowns in the Richardson (TX) Beckner game and had 16 knockdowns in the Midland Lee game ... Was fifth on the team in knockdowns in 1998 ... Had 106 total knockdowns in 1998 in 15 games started ... Registered 54 knockdowns as a junior ... Had eight pass receptions for 108 yards as a junior ... Visited Wisconsin and TCU before deciding on the Tigers ... Played for coach Gerry Gayden ... Born: 4/26/81 ... Is the son of Freddie and Shelia Smith.

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TAYLOR'S CAREER STATISTICS

Most tackles/Game: 6 vs Tennessee (‘01) Most solo tackles/Game: 5 vs Tennessee (‘01) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 2 vs three opponents (‘01) Most tackles for loss/Game: 1 vs four opponents ('01)


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Was one of the more impressive young players on defense in the spring of 2002 ... Worked at the “will” outside linebacker position with Coot Terry ... Had two impressive fumble returns in the spring and stunned onlookers by running down a back from the opposite side of the field before the back could score ... Was redshirted during the 2001 season ... 2001: Spent the fall working with the Memphis defensive scout team while learning the Tiger scheme ... Practice against the Tiger first team offense in the fall of 2001 ... Was slowed by a knee injury early in camp and was limited for several weeks ... Prep: Came to the Tigers from Trezevant High School in Memphis ... Lettered as a linebacker/defensive end for the Bears ... Registered 100 tackles during the 2000 season including 70 solo stops ... Was also credited with nine quarterback sacks ... Was named to the 2000 Associated Press 4A All-State team ... Played in the same defensive line with Tiger transfer Albert Means during the 1999 season ... Helped Trezevant to a berth in the state playoffs in 1999 ... Played for coach Lynn Lang at Trezevant High ... Born: 5/11/83.

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Outside Linebacker 6-2, 220 r-Freshman Trezevant HS Memphis, TN

SHELDON TAYL OR YLOR

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Returns to the “sam” linebacker position this fall and is expected to be the Tigers’ starter at “will” linebacker ... Was the team’s eighth leading tackler last season ... Was a part-time starter in 2000 ...2001: Was a part-time starter at outside linebacker for the Tigers in 2001 ... Had five tackles against the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the season opener ... Led the defense in tackles against UT-Chattanooga with nine, including two tackles for lost yardage (-2) ... Helped the Tigers to a win over South Florida by again leading the defense in tackles with 10, including a season high eight solos ... Also credited with a quarterback sack (-5) against the Bulls ... Had four tackles against Louisville and seven in the win over Southern Mississippi ... After an ankle injury, saw limited duty ... Had two stops in Houston game and two at Tennessee ... Closed the season with four tackles against Cincinnati ... Completed the 2001 season with 48 tackles, four tackles for lost yardage (-14), two quarterback sacks and one forced fumble ... 2000: Was the Memphis starter in six games

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Outside Linebacker 6-0, 210 r-Junior, 2L Manchester HS Manchester, GA

“COO T” TERR Y OOT ERRY

at outside linebacker ... Suffered a knee injury and was slowed for three games ... Logged six tackles against Mississippi State in his first collegiate start ... Also had two tackles for lost yardage and a quarterback sack against the Bulldogs ... Was credited with eight stops, one pass interception, two tackles for lost yardage and another sack in the win over Louisiana-Monroe ... Tallied eight tackles and his third quarterback sack of the season in the Arkansas State victory ... Was credited with eight tackles and three quarterback hurries in the Tigers’ win over East Carolina ... Had seven tackles in the Southern Mississippi and Tulane contests ... Finished the season as the team’s sixth leading tackler ... Was credited with 33 solo tackles and 25 assists ... Had eight tackles for lost yardage (-47 yards) and four quarterback sacks as well as one pass interception during the 2000 season ... Was voted to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team for 2000 ... Tied for 33rd in Conference USA in total tackles with 58 ... Also tied for fifth in CUSA in forced fumbles ...Enters fall camp as a candidate for the “will” linebacker position ... Worked behind veteran Ian Williams in the spring of 2000 ... Logged four tackles in his first major scrimmage of the spring ... Had two stops and a tackle for lost yardage in the second scrimmage ... Is expected to provide depth at linebacker and will work with the Tiger special teams ... 1999: Came to the Tigers as a defensive back but was moved to running back in the fall of 1999 after injuries to Gerard Arnold and Teofilo Riley ... Was not pressed into service in 1999 and received a redshirt ... Spent the fall learning the Memphis offense ... Worked with the offensive scout team against the number one defense ... Was impressive with his hard running style ... Prep: The 1998 Georgia AA Player of the Year ... Rushed for over 2,000 yards as a senior and had over 1,700 yards rushing as a junior ... Named to the Georgia Top Prospects List ... Was named to the Georgia AllState team as a junior and senior ... Helped his team to an 11-2 record in 1998 ... Rushed for 2,005 yards and 22 touchdowns in 1998 and was credited with 67 tackles and five pass interceptions ... Career totals read 4,591 yards rushing and over 200 tackles ... Set school records for most touchdowns in a game with four and most yards rushing in a game with 282 ... Was recruited by North Carolina State and South Carolina ... Helped his 1997 team to the Georgia state championship ... Also lettered in basketball and track ... Played for former Tiger Jeremy Williams and head coach Greg Oglesby at Manchester High ... Was a high school teammate of former Tiger lineman Tavares Middlebrooks ... ... Is the son of Ellison and Mildred Terry ... Born: 3/6/81.

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Defense G/S 2000 9/6 2001 11/5 Totals 20/11

TERRY' STATISTICS

UT 33 28 61

AT 25 20 45

Tot 58 48 106

FR 0 0 0

Int Loss 1 8-47 0 4-14 1 12-61

Sack 4-34 2-12 6-46


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TERRY'S CAREER STATISTICS

400 meter relay team, as well as participating in the 400 meters, the 800 meters and the high jump ... Was a high jumper for AAU Junior Olympic team in the summer of 1999 ... Placed 18th in AAU Southeast meet in Orlando, Florida, in the high jump and was 10th in the 80 meter low hurdles with a time of 15.61... Is an honor student who carries a 3.0 GPA at Marietta High ... Is the son of Calvin Green and Lucille Thomas ... Played for coach James “Friday” Richards at Marietta HS ... Born: 1/3/83.

Most tackles/Game: 10 vs South Florida (‘01) Most solo tackles/Game: 8 vs South Florida (‘01) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 5 vs East Carolina (‘00) Most tackles for loss/Game: 2 vs four opponents Most Quarterback Sacks/Game: 1 vs six opponents Most Pass Interceptions/Game: 1 vs LA-Monroe (‘00) Most Safeties/Game: 1 vs UT-Chattanooga (‘01)

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Offensive Tackle 6-6, 300 r-Sophomore Parkway South HS St. Louis, MO

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Defensive Back 6-1, 175 Sophomore, 1L Marietta HS Marietta, GA

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TRIST AN T HOMAS RISTAN

Sack 0-0

TRA VIS TRIPLETT RAVIS

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Most tackles/Game: 5 vs Houston (‘01) Most solo tackles/Game: 3 vs Houston (‘01) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 2 vs three opponents (‘01)

Miss State LA-Monroe Ark.State Army Sou. Miss East Carolina UAB Houston Tennessee Cincinnati

Tot 20

THOMAS’ CAREER STATISTICS

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FR PB Int/Yds 0 0 0/0 0 1 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

QB 0/0 0/0 1/5 0/0 1/7 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

TFLs 0/0 2/2 1/5 0/0 1/7 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

AT 7

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THOMAS’ STATISTICS

UT 13

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

UT 3 5 8 2 3 1 3 0 1 0 2

Opponent Miss State UT-Chattanooga Sou. Florida Louisville Sou. Miss Houston East Carolina UAB Tennessee Army Cincinnati

Defense 9/3/01 9/8/01 9/22/01 9/29/01 10/6/01 10/13/01 10/20/01 10/27/01 11/10/01 11/17/01 11/24/01

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Defensive Back 5-9, 165 r-Sophomore Kimball HS Dallas, TX

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VOGEL’S CAREER STATISTICS

HENR Y WASHINGT ON ENRY ASHINGTON

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Loss 1-4

Tot 20

AT 7

VOGEL’S STATISTICS

UT 13

Defense G/S 2001 11/0

A true freshman who appeared in all 11 games last season ... Worked at rover and as a member of the special teams ... 2001: Opened the season with an outstanding game against Mississippi State ... Was credited with a season high eight tackles and a pass interception in the season opening contest with the Bulldogs ... Had four tackles the following week against UT-Chattanooga ... Registered one tackle in the South Florida victory and in the Houston road win ... Had two tackles against Army and one tackle in the season finale against Cincinnati ... Finished the season with 20 tackles, one tackle for lost yardage and one pass interception... Prep: Lettered as a quarterback and defensive back for the Memphis University School Owls ... Battled injuries throughout his career but put together an outstanding senior season ... Played quarterback and safety for MUS ... Helped his team to a 6-5 record in 2000 ... Passed for 672 yards and two touchdowns during 2000 season ... Rushed for 264 yards and four scores ... Was the Owls second leading tackler as a safety ... Registered 88 total tackles in 2000 and had two blocked kicks and one pass interception ... Was named to the Associated Press and Sportswriter’s All-State teams in 2000 ... Was an All-Region Division II selection in 2000 ... Played in the East-West Shrine Game and was named the Defensive MVP ... Also lettered for five years in baseball at MUS ... Was recruited by SMU and Kentucky ... Is the son of Michael and Layne Vogel ... Played for coach Jake Rudolph and Bobby Austin at MUS ... Born: 12/3/81.

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Defensive Back 6-1, 190 Sophomore, 1L Memphis University School Memphis, TN

SCO TT VOGEL COTT

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VON WEBB Wide Receiver 6-0, 180 r-Sophomore Athens HS Athens, AL

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Suffered an injury to his knee in 2002 winter workouts and missed the entire spring of 2002 ... Had surgery to repair a torn ACL and spent the spring rahabbing his knee ... Is expected to be ready for fall camp after spending the summer in Memphis working to strengthen his knee ... 2001: Sat out the 2001 season while concentrating on his studies ... Was able to practice with the Tigers in the fall of 2001 ... Worked as a member of the offensive scout team and practiced against the number one defense ... Saw extensive duty in spring drills of 2001 and was expected to contribute as a wide receiver this fall


The Players

DARR ON WHITE ARRON

Wide Receiver 6-0, 190 Sophomore, 1L Covington HS Covington, TN

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Came back from a broken hip to participate in spring drills ... Worked as a tight end in the spring of 2002 ... Had one reception for nine yards in the Blue-Gray Scrimmage ... Finished the spring with two catches for 18 yards ... 2001: Appeared in two games for the Tigers in the fall of 2001 but sustained a broken hip and missed the remainder of the season ... Received a medical redshirt from the NCAA and will repeat his freshman season ... Played tight end last season and was a member of the special teams ... Prep: Lettered as a tight end/defensive end at Columbus High School ... Was a first team Associated Press all-state selection in Mississippi ... Rated among the state of Mississippi’s Top 40 Prospects by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger ... Played tight end on a Columbus team that used a running offense ... Had just six pass receptions during the 2000 season and turned one into a touchdown ... Was credited with 115 tackles and 12 quarterback sacks playing defensive line ... Was invited to play in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic in Mobile, Alabama on June 16, 2001 ... Recruited by Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Southern Mississippi ... Played for coach Roy McCrory at Columbus High... Born: 11/6/83.

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Tight End 6-4, 225 r-Freshman Columbus HS Columbus, MS

MAR CUS WEST ARCUS

... Had five pass receptions for 52 yards during the spring scrimmages ... Had a touchdown reception in the Blue-Gray Game ... Is expected to be involved in the rotation at receiver this fall ... Lettered for the Tiger track team in the spring of 2001 ... Helped 4X100 relay team set a new Conference USA record of 40.19... 2000: A highly touted wide receiver who was redshirted in the fall of 2000 ... Spent the fall learning the Tiger’s passing system ... Worked with the offensive scout team in 2000 ... Spent the fall practicing against the Tiger’s nationally ranked defense ... Prep: Played wide receiver and cornerback at Athens High School ... Had 37 pass receptions for 714 yards and eight touchdowns in 1999 ... Was named to the All-Area team which is voted on by the prep coaches ... Was selected to the All-County and the Alabama All-State team (2nd team) as voted on by the Alabama Sportswriters Association ... Had eight catches for 145 yards and two touchdowns against Austin High School ... Career totals read 60 receptions for 1,010 yards and 14 touchdowns ... Also lettered in track ... Twice set the school record for the 100 meters ... Was timed at 10.58 in the qualifying event for the state 100 meters championships ... Ran a 10.73 in the state finals to place second ... Was recruited by North Carolina State and UAB ... Is a cousin of Colorado Rockies rightfielder Jeffrey Hammonds ... Was named to Who’s Who Among American High School Students ... Played for coach Steve Rivers ... Born: 11/11/81 ... Is the son of Marva Webb.

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Became the Memphis starter at one of the receiver positions as a true freshman ... 2001: Played as a true freshman in the season opener against Mississippi State ... Did not have a reception against the Bulldogs ... Caught his first career pass in the win over UT-Chattanooga and finished the game with four catches for 39 yards ... Had two receptions for 20 yards in the victory over South Florida ... Had a season high six receptions for 75 yards and his first career touchdown in the Louisville game ... Led the squad in receptions and yards in the Louisville game ... Scored his first collegiate touchdown against Louisville on a 17-yard pass from freshman Danny Wimprine ... Had four catches for 49 yards in the win over Southern Mississippi ... Grabbed two passes for 69 yards in the Tennessee contest ... Caught two passes for 20 yards in the Army game and closed the season with a career high seven catches for 123 yards and two touchdowns against Cincinnati ... His 123 yards receiving against Cincinnati ranks as the 20th highest single game total in school history ... Finished his freshman season with 34 catches for 422 yards and three touchdowns... Prep: Lettered for four years in football at Covington High School ... Was a Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps and Tennessee Mr. Football Finalist as a senior ... Was named to the Associated Press Class 4A All-State team in 1999 & 2000 ... Was named to the Associated Press 3A All-State team in 1998 ... Was named to the Tennessee Sportswriter’s AllState Team in 1999 & 2000 ... Broke every offensive record in the 78-year history of Covington High ... In his four year career he rushed for 3,867 yards, had 1,142 yards receiving, compiled 1,875 yards in returns, totaled 7,260 all-purpose yards, intercepted 18 passes and scored 83 touchdowns ... Led his team to a 13-2 record and a berth in the state 3A championship game in 2000 ... Scored 32 touchdowns as a senior ... Had almost 3,000 yards of total offense in 2000 ... Was ranked 13th in Shelby-Metro in rushing in 2000 with 78 carries for 992 yards ... Scored 15 rushing touchdowns ...

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Avg 12.4

Yds 422

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Receiving G 2001 11/3

WHITE’S STATISTICS

Averaged 12.7 yards per attempt which led the Shelby-Metro area ... Was ranked first in Shelby-Metro in all-purpose yards with 2,254 during the regular season and almost 3,000 with the state playoffs ... Ranked first in Shelby-Metro in scoring with 24 touchdowns and 144 points ... Was eighth in Shelby-Metro in both kickoff returns and in pass interceptions ... Had 14 kickoff returns for 499 yards and two touchdowns ... Registered four pass interceptions for 75 yards in returns ... Led Region 7-3A in punt returns, punt return average and punt return touchdowns as a junior at Covington High School ... Had 302 yards in punt returns in 1999 and averaged 27.5 yards per return ... Scored two punt return touchdowns as a junior ... Was ranked fourth in Shelby-Metro in punt returns and 10th in Shelby-Metro in all-purpose yards ... Rushed for 1,226 yards, had 283 yards receiving, 302 yards in punt returns, 333 yards in kickoff returns for a total of 2,204 all-purpose yards during the 1999 season ... Was named to the first team All Shelby-Metro squad as a specialist in 1999 ... Was ranked fourth in Shelby-Metro in kickoff returns as a sophomore with eight for 221 yards and one touchdown ... Rushed for 1,055 yards on 123 attempts as a sophomore ... Was ranked 21st in Shelby-Metro in interceptions with four during the 1998 season ... Was ranked 13th in all-purpose yards with 1,508 ... Chose Tigers over Ole Miss and Arkansas ... Has been selected to play in the 2001 Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star game ... Is the son of Shelia White ... Played for coach Jeff McFerrin, former Tiger linebacker ... Born: 6/23/82.

The Players

WHITE'S CAREER HIGHS

Most Pass Receptions/Game: 7 vs Cincinnati (‘01) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 123 vs Cincinnati (‘01) Most TD Receptions/Game: 2 vs Cincinnati (‘01) Longest Pass Reception/Game: 69 vs Cincinnati (‘01) Most Kickoff Returns/Game: 3 vs Louisville (‘01) Most Kickoff Return Yards/Game: 40 vs Louisville (‘01) Long Kickoff Return/Game: 21 vs Louisville (‘01)

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Tds 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

Avg 9.8 10.0 12.5 12.3 3.0 -7.0 8.3 34.5 10.0 17.6

Yds 39 20 75 49 9 -7 25 69 20 123

Recpt 4 2 6 4 3 1 3 2 2 7

Opponent UT-Chattanooga South Florida Louisville Southern Miss Houston East Carolina UAB Tennessee Army Cincinnati

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DOUG WHITT AKER HITTAKER Offensive Tackle 6-5, 295 r-Senior, 1L St. Benedict HS Memphis, TN

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Came to the Tigers in the fall of 2000 as a transfer from UT-Martin ... Played for two seasons for the Skyhawks ... A transfer from UT-Martin who became a regular at offensive tackle in the fall of 2001 ... Was signed to a scholarship in the winter of 2001 after starting several games for the Tigers in 2001 ... 2001: Participated in five offensive plays against Mississippi State in the season opener ... Had one series against UT-Chattanooga and played eight snaps against South Florida ... Matched South Florida with eight snaps against Louisville ... Saw action in 21 plays in the Southern Mississippi victory ... Upped his total plays to 30 in the Houston contest ... Was tabbed as the starter in the UAB game ... Replaced Donald Marshall against UAB at the tackle position ... Had 50 of the 73 snaps against UAB ... Was the starter against Tennessee and helped the offensive line hold the Volunteers to no sacks for the game ... Had 58 snaps as the starter against Army and played all 65 snaps in the season finale against Cincinnati ... Played 293 of the teams 744 total offensive snaps in 2001 ... Had the seventh highest total of snaps among the Tiger linemen ... Was credited with three solo tackles in the 2000 BlueGray Spring Game ... Also registered a fumble recovery in the final scrimmage of the spring ... 2000: Sat out during the 2000 season under the NCAA transfer rules ... Was redshirted during the fall of 2000 while sitting out under the NCAA transferrules ... Was used as a defensive lineman and worked with the scout team in the fall of 2000 ... Has two years of eligibility remaining at Memphis ... 1999: Lettered for his second consecutive season at UT-Martin ... Played defensive tackle for the Skyhawks ... Was credited with 12 tackles from his defensive line position ... 1998: Lettered as a true freshman as a member of the defensive line ... Registered 23 tackles, two tackles for lost yardage, one quarterback sack and one pass break up as a freshman ... Also logged one tackle for lost yardage ... Prep: Lettered in football, basketball,


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WHITTAKER'S STATISTICS Games/Starts Snaps/Total Snaps 10/4 293/744

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Enters the 2002 season tied for 29th place nationally in career touchdown passes by active players ... Led the Tiger offense in the spring of 2002 and continued to develop in the Tigers’ spread offense ... Threw for over 900 yards and seven touchdowns in spring scrimmages and did not have an interception until the Blue-Gray Scrimmage ... Connected on 16-of-22 pass attempts for 252 yards and two touchdowns in first major scrimmage of the spring ... Hit on 31-of-38 attempts for 243 yards and one score in second scrimmage and ran for a five yard touchdown ... Hit 20-of-28 pass attempts for 252 yards and three touchdowns in the Blue-Gray Scrimmage ... Was named the Paul Gingold MVP of the spring game ... Will return to his starting quarterback slot this fall ... 2001: A redshirt freshman who became the Memphis starter by the Houston game and remained there throughout most of the season ... Played in the season opener against Mississippi State and completed one-of-three pass attempts before being knocked out of the game with a concussion ... Entered the Louisville game after starter Travis Anglin was injured and completed 11-of-24 pass attempts for 100 yards and two touchdowns ... Led Memphis to win over Southern Mississippi as a replacement for again injured Travis Anglin ... Hit on 13-of-27 attempts for 102 yards against USM ... Became the starter for the Houston game ... Directed Memphis to a road win over Houston, 52-33 ... Threw for 216 yards and two touchdowns in Houston game and ran for 85 yards and one additional score ... Completed 16-of-27 passes for 159 yards and one touchdown against East Carolina ... Was seven-of-19 against UAB for 65 yards punt threw two pass interceptions ... Did not start the Tennessee game but came in for Neil Suber

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Quarterback 6-1, 216 r-Sophomore, 1L J.T. Curtis HS River Ridge, LA

and completed 12-of-21 attempts for 186 yards and two touchdowns ... Had touchdown tosses to Travis Anglin and Aaron Meadows ... Returned to his starting role in the Army game and led the team to a 42-10 victory ... Threw a school record tying four touchdown passes against Army ... Set a new school record for touchdowns accounted for with four touchdown passes and one rushing touchdown ... Connected on 12-of-21 passes for 203 yards and the four scores ... Closed out the 2001 season completing 16-of-33 pass attempts for 295 yards and three touchdowns against Cincinnati ... His 295 yards rank as the fifth highest single passing performance in Memphis history ... His 1,329 yards passing as a freshman are the most ever by a freshman quarterback at Memphis and his 14 touchdown passes are the most by a freshman and the second highest total in school history ... Was one of just two freshman quarterbacks to be nominated for All-Freshman in Conference USA ... Saw extended duty during spring practice ... Threw a 70yard touchdown pass to Darren Garcia in the first spring scrimmage ... Finished the spring completing 14 of 24 pass attempts for 225 yards and five touchdowns ... Ran for one score and threw a touchdown pass in the Blue-Gray game ... Threw three touchdown passes in the final scrimmage of the spring ... 2000: Was redshirted during the fall of 2000 ... Worked with the offensive scout team for part of the fall but had to become involved in the varsity offense due to injuries to Travis Anglin and Neil Suber ... Became the backup quarterback for Scott Scherer throughout the second half of the 2000 season ... Traveled with the team to every game in 2000 ... Was never pressed into service in a game but gained invaluable experience due to his extended repetitions in practice ... Demonstrated an ability to run and throw but was even more impressive in showing leadership skills among the freshmen players ... Prep: A three-year starter at J.T. Curtis High School in New Orleans ... Led J.T. Curtis to back-to-back Louisiana State championships in football ... Over his four year career, Curtis had an overall record of 53-2 ... Led team to the 1999 state title ... Rushed for 567 yards and 11 touchdowns in 1999 and passed for 500 yards and four scores ... Was named to the New Orleans Times Picayune Top Prospect List for 1999 ... Was listed among Dandy Don’s Top Prospects in Louisiana ... As a junior, led his team to the state title ... Rushed for over 900 yards as a junior ... Scored on a 25-yard run and a one yard run against Hannan High and threw a 27-yard touchdown pass in the 1998 playoffs ... Was the starter as a sophomore and was part-time starter as a freshman ... Was considered a top selection in this year’s annual major league baseball draft as a pitcher ... Was 9-2 as

DANNY WIMPRINE

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baseball and track at Saint Benedict High ... Was named to the 1997 TSSAA All-State team as a tight end and defensive end ... Was a finalist for the American General Mr. Football Lineman of the Year in 1997 ... Was an AllTennessee, All-Shelby Metro and all-region selection as a tight end and defensive end at Saint Benedict HS in 1997 ... Helped lead his team to a berth in the state title game in 1997 ... Was credited with 104 tackles, and 17 quarterback sacks as a defensive lineman in 1997 and caught 21 passes for 363 yards that same season ... His 17 quarterback sacks in 1997 tied the then state of Tennessee record for a single season ... Recorded more than 340 tackles in his career as a Eagle ... Received both Athlete of the Year and Mr. Football honors at Saint Benedict High School ...... Is the son of Leslie and Vance Whittaker ... Born: 3/6/80.

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The Players

Int Tds 4 14 Tds LG 3 35 Yds/G Yds/P 177.7 5.7 Tds LG 0 0

Yds 1,329 Avg 3.2 Plays 280 Avg -10.0

Comp 102 Yds 270 Pass 1,329 Yds -10

Att 196 No 84 Rush 270 No 1

Passing G/S 2001 9/5 Rushing G 2001 9/5 Total Offense G 2001 9/5 Receiving G 2001 9/5

WIMPRINE’S STATISTICS

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102 COMPLETIONS AND 14 TOUCHDOWNS. HIS ARMY TIED THE TIGER RECORD FOR MOST IN A GAME AND SET A NEW FRESHMAN RECORD, AS DID HIS FIVE TOUCHDOWNS ACCOUNTED FOR IN THE A RMY VICTORY. FRESHMAN RECORD AS DID HIS

FOUR TOUCHDOWN PASSES AGAINST

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FOOTBALL RECORDS DURING THE 2001 SEASON. H IS 1,329 YARDS SET A NEW

QUARTERBACK DANNY WIMPRINE

WIMPRINE SETS FROSH MARKS

A walk-on candidate for the deep snapper position ... Spent the spring working with the Tiger special teams but did not snap in a scrimmage due to surgery to punter James Gaither ... 2001: Spent the fall of 2001 working with the Tigers’ special teams ... Did not appear in a game for Memphis during the 2001 season ... Prep: Played football at East Coweta High School with former Tiger Drew Harmon ... Played for coach Donny Cronic at East Coweta HS.

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Tds 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0

Avg -3.6 6.0 1.3 5.7 1.0 4.1 1.0 3.9 3.2

Yds -11 30 16 85 9 29 2 55 55

Att 3 5 12 15 9 7 2 14 17

Opponent Miss State Louisville Southern Miss Houston East Carolina UAB Tennessee Army Cincinnati

Rushing 9/3/01 9/29/01 10/6/01 10/13/01 10/20/01 10/27/01 11/10/01 11/17/01 11/24/01

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Yds 3 100 102 216 159 65 186 203 295

Int 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0

Comp 1 11 13 14 16 7 12 12 16

Att 3 24 27 21 27 19 21 21 33

Opponent Miss State Louisville Southern Miss Houston East Carolina UAB Tennessee Army Cincinnati

Deep Snapper 6-0, 225 r-Sophomore East Coweta HS Senoia, GA

REID BILBREY

G AME -B Y-G AME R EVIEW

JARED BIDNE

WIMPRINE'S CAREER HIGHS

Most Pass Attempts/Game: 33 vs Cincinnati (‘01) Most Completions/Game: 16 vs ECU & Cincinnati (‘01) Highest Completion Percentage/Game: .667 vs Houston (‘01) Most Pass Yds/Game: 295 vs Cincinnati (‘01) Most Touchdown Passes/Game: 4 vs Army (‘01) Longest Completion: 73 vs Houston (‘01) Most Pass Receptions/Game: 1 vs Louisville (‘01) Most Yards Receiving/Game: -10 vs Louisville (‘01) Most Rushes/Game: 15 vs Houston (‘01) Most Rush Yds/Game: 85 vs Houston (‘01) Longest Run: 35 vs Houston (‘01) Most Rushing Touchdowns/Game: 1 vs three opponents (‘01) Most Total Offense Plays/Game: 50 vs Cincinnati (‘01) Most Total Offense/Game: 350 vs Cincicnnati (‘01) Most Touchdowns Responsible For/Game: 5 vs Army (‘01)

Passing 9/3/01 9/29/01 10/6/01 10/13/01 10/20/01 10/27/01 11/10/01 11/17/01 11/24/01

OTHER VARSITY CANDIDATES

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Outside Linebacker 6-4, 215 r-Freshman Houston HS Germantown, TN

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Enters the fall as a reserve at outside linebacker ... Came to the Tigers in the spring of 2002 ... Worked with the Tiger defensive scout team in spring drills ... Is still continuing to learn the Tiger defensive system ... Was credited with one tackle in the Blue-Gray Scrimmage ... 2001: Sat out during the fall of 2001 ... Prep: Was a football letter winner at Houston High ... Played tight end and linebacker at HHS ...Helped his team to a 9-3 record in 1999 ... Was a high school teammate of Tiger walk-on linebacker Scott Thurmer ... Played for coach Tim Haney at Houston High.


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SIR ERNEST

Tailback 5-10, 175 r-Freshman Gateway Tech HS St. Louis, MO

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A walk-on candidate for the tailback position ... Came to the Tigers in August of 2001 and participated in fall practice ... Spent the spring working with the Tiger offensive scout team while learning the Memphis spread offense ... Had one carry for 12 yards in the Blue-Gray Scrimmage ... Finished the spring with 14 rushes for 38 yards and one touchdown during scrimmage action ... Had a long run of 12 yards ... 2001: Sat out the fall of 2001... Spent the fall working with the offensive scout team ... Was named the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year for 2001 ... Prep: Played football at Gateway Tech High School ... Played for coach Curtis Downin at Gateway Tech HS.

A walk-on candidate for the tailback position ... Came to the Tigers in January of 2002 and participated in spring practice ... Spent the spring working with the Tiger offensive scout team while learning the Memphis spread offense ... Had four rushes for 12 yards in the Blue-Gray Scrimmage ... Finished the spring with 10 rushes for 63 yards and one touchdown during scrimmage action ... Had a long run of 43 yards ... 2001: Sat out the fall of 2001 ... Prep: Played football at Houston High School ... Was a high school teammate of Tigers Reid Bilbrey and Scott Thurmer ...Played for coach Tim Haney at Houston HS.

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Tailback 5-10, 175 WHITE’S CAREER r-Freshman FIELD GOALS Houston HS Germantown, TN

LAKENDUS BOYCE

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Was a walk-on candidate for a position in the Tiger defensive secondary ... Worked as a corner in the spring of 2002 ... Joined the team in the spring of 2002 ... Prep: Was a football letter winner at Fairley High School in Memphis.

ANTHONY JOHNSON

Wide Receiver 6-0, 190 r-Freshman Crockett County HS Jackson, TN

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Enters the fall as a reserve at outside linebacker ... Worked with the Tiger defensive scout team in spring drills ... Is still continuing to learn the Tiger defensive system ... 2001: Was a walk-on candidate for the Tigers in the fall of 2000 ... Worked with the scout team in fall camp but did not appear in a game for Memphis last season ... Worked against the number one offense with the defensive scout team ... 2000: Was a walk-on candidate for the Tigers in the fall of 2000 ... Worked with the scout team in fall camp ... Prep: Was a football and track letter winner at Millington High ... Played fullback and linebacker at MHS ... Was a sprinter and threw the shot and discus in track ... Was a three time all-region selection in football for the Trojans ... Was credited with 59 tackles and eight quarterback sacks as a senior ... .. Is the son of Isaac and Emma Daniels ... Played for coach Hank Hawkins at Millington ... Born: 7/30/82.

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Was a walk-on candidate for one of the receiver positions in the spring of 2002 ... Joined the squad in January of 2002 and went through winter conditioning and spring practice ... Prep: Was a football letter winner at Crockett County High School in Jackson, TN.

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Defensive Back 5-10, 185 r-Freshman Fairley HS Memphis, TN

Outside Linebacker 6-1, 230 r-Sophomore Millington HS Millington, TN

ERIC HOBBS

ISSA C DANIEL SSAC

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Linebacker 5-10, 235 r-Freshman Raleigh-Egypt HS Memphis, TN

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Was a walk-on candidate for a linebacker position for the Tiger defense in the spring of 2002 ... Worked as an inside linebacker in the spring of 2002 ... Joined the team in the January of 2002 ... Prep: Was a football letter winner at Raleigh-Egypt High School in Memphis.

WILLIAM MARTIN

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Enters the fall as a reserve at fullback ... .. Spent the spring working with the Tiger scout offensive unit ... Was the only fullback available to the Tigers in the spring of 2002 ... Is still continuing to learn the Tigers new spread offense ... 2001: Did not appear in a game for the Tigers in 2001 ... Worked with the offensive scout team and practice against the number one defense ... 2000: Was a walk-on candidate for the Tigers in the fall of 2000 ... Worked as a reserve running back with the offensive unit ... Spent the fall working behind Sugar Sanders and Darche’ Epting ... Prep: Lettered in football at Collierville High School ... Was a high school teammate of Tiger quarterback Scott Scherer ... Earned two varsity letters for the Dragons in football ... Helped his team to an 8-3 record in 1997 ... Had 57 carries for 406 yards and four touchdowns as a senior ... Averaged 7.1 yards per carry during his final year of high school ...

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Fullback 5-10, 225 r-Sophomore Collierville HS Collierville, TN

TORRIAN LEWIS

LARR Y MILLER ARRY

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Worked as the Tiger kicker in 2002 spring drills ... Kicked field goals of 32 and 36 yards in the Blue-Gray Scrimmage and had two PATs ... Was the second leading scorer in the Blue-Gray Scrimmage ... Enters fall camp as a reserve kicker for the Tigers ... Spent the spring working with the Tiger special teams unit ... 2001: Worked as a backup for Ryan White in 2001... Traveled with the Tigers as the backup kicker, punter and holder for the special teams ... Was not used in a game in 2001 ... 2000: Was a walk-on candidate for the Tigers in the fall of 2000 ... Worked as a reserve kicker and traveled with the Tiger team but did not appear in any games ... Prep: Lettered in football, basketball and baseball at Mayfield High ... Earned four football letters ... Was twice an honorable mention Associated Press all-state selection ... Connected on sixof-nine field goals and 41-of-42 PATs as a senior ... Made 163-of-180 career PATs and 20-of-30 career field goals ... His 163 PATs set the Kentucky state high school record ... Holds the school record for the most career PATs, most career punts, longest field goal and his 65 yard punt in the East-West All-Star game was high career long ... Average 42.6 yards per punt as a senior at Mayfield HS ... Was an honor student at Mayfield ... Played for coach Joe Morris ... Born: 9/18/80 ... Is the son of Phillip and Pauline Ivey.

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Kicker 6-0, 175 r-Sophomore Mayfield HS Mayfield, KY

RYAN IVEY

Had 74 yards rushing in game against Hamilton High School and 70 yards rushing against Germantown High ... Played for coach Paul Cox at Collierville High ... Born: 9/18/80 ... Is the son of Paul and Christean Lewis.

Offensive Tackle 6-5, 310 r-Sophomore Bishop Byrne HS Memphis, TN

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Starts fall camp as the number three left tackle ... Worked with Doug Whittaker and Donald Marshall in the spring of 2002 at left tackle ... Enters fall camp as a backup offensive tackle for the Tigers ... 2001: Worked as a reserve tackle during the fall of 2001 ... Did not participate in a game for the Tigers ... Spent the spring working with the Tiger offensive unit ... Was listed as the number two at right tackle before suffering a shoulder injury in the final week of the spring ... Suffered a dislocation of his left shoulder and missed the remainder of the spring drills ... Is expected to be ready for fall camp after rehabilitation ... 2000: Another of the Tiger’s young linemen who were redshirted during the fall of 2000 ... Was assigned as an offensive tackle and spent the fall working with the offensive scout team ... Did not appear in a game for Memphis in the fall of 2000 ... Used the fall of 2000 to learn the UM offensive scheme and to work in the weightroom to gain in size and strength ... Was a walk-on candidate for the Tigers in the fall of 2000 ... Worked as a backup to offensive tackles Artis Hicks and DeCorye Hampton ... Prep: Lettered in football, basketball and baseball at Bishop Byrne High School in Memphis ... Received all-region and honorable mention all-state honors in football as a senior ... Registered 12 tackles in the St. Benedict game as a senior ... An honor student in high school ... Received the Scholarly Athlete Award ... Was a Wendy’s High School Heisman Award nominee as a senior and was inducted into the High School Hall of Fame ... Born: 9/18/80 ... Is the son of Jimmie and Deborah Martin.


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SCO TT THURMER COTT

Linebacker 6-0, 235 r-Freshman Houston HS Germantown, TN

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Was a walk-on candidate for the kicker position in the spring of 2002 ... Joined the squad in September of 2001 but did not appear in a game for the Tigers last season ... Worked with the special teams throughout the fall ... Went through winter conditioning and spring practice ... Kicked for the Blue squad in the Blue-Gray Scrimmage ... Made three-of-four PAT attempts in the Blue-Gray Scrimmage ... Prep: Was a football letter winner at Columbia Central High School in Columbia, TN.

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Kicker 6-3, 175 r-Freshman Central HS Columbia, TN

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Enters the fall as a reserve at inside linebacker ... .. Spent the spring working with the Tiger scout defensive unit ... Worked as an inside linebacker in the spring of 2002 ... Is still continuing to learn the Tigers’ defensive system ... Joined the Tiger football team in the spring of 2002 ... Participated in winter conditioning ... Had some big hits for the defense in the spring ... Was credited with five tackles in the 2002 Blue-Gray Scrimmage ... Prep: Lettered in football at Houston High School ... Was a high school teammate of Tiger walkon linebacker Reid Bilbrey ... Helped Houston to a 9-3 record in 1999 ... Received All-State, all-area and all-region honors at Houston ... Is the son of Phil and Kathy Thurmer ... Played for coach Tim Haney at Houston HS ... Born: 6-18-81.

JOHN PATTERSON

Was a walk-on candidate for one of the receiver positions in the spring of 2002 ... Joined the squad in January of 2002 and went through winter conditioning and spring practice ... Prep: Was a football letter winner at Crockett County High School in Jackson, TN.

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Was a walk-on candidate for the tight end position in the spring of 2002 ... Joined the squad in September of 2001 but did not appear in a game for the Tigers last season ... Worked with the scout offense throughout the fall ... Went through winter conditioning and spring practice ... Played tight end in the Blue-Gray Scrimmage in the spring of 2002 ... Had one pass reception for 14 yards in the Blue-Gray Scrimmage ... Finished the spring with five catches for 45 yards ... Was the second leading tight end in number of receptions in the spring ... Averaged 9.0 yards per reception in spring scrimmages ... Prep: Was a football letter winner at Brentwood Academy in Nashville, TN.

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Tight End 6-4, 225 r-Freshman Brentwood Academy Nashville, TN

Defensive Back 5-8, 175 r-Freshman Central-Merry HS Jackson, TN

RYAN SCHMITT

MICHAEL MOTEN

Was a walk-on candidate for a position in the Tiger defensive secondary ... Worked as a corner in the spring of 2002 ... Joined the team in the spring of 2002 ... Prep: Was a football letter winner at Central-Merry High School in Memphis.

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Defensive Back 5-10, 185 r-Junior Central-Merry HS Jackson, TN

KENNETH MOTEN

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Walk-on Success

Defensive Back 5-11, 195 r-Freshman Munford HS Munford, TN

BRIAN TURNAGE

OF JUST THREE BACKS TO GAIN OVER

2,000

YARDS IN THEIR CAREERS AT

THE UNIVERSITY OF

MEMPHIS.

AARON MEADOWS CAME TO THE TIGERS AS A TRANSFER FROM MILLSAPS COLLEGE AND EARNED A SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE 2001 SEASON. FIVE FORMER WALK-ONS FOR THE TIGERS HAVE GONE ON TO HAVE NFL CAWas a walk-on candidate for one of the receiver positions in the spring of 2002 REERS INCLUDING KEN DUNEK (PHILADELPHIA EAGLES), ... Joined the squad in January of 2002 and went through winter conditioning JUDSON FLINT (CLEVELAND BROWNS), TRELL and spring practice ... Was credited with one tackle in the Blue-Gray Scrim- HOOPER (MINNESOTA VImage ... Prep: Was a football letter winner at Munford High School in KINGS), REGGIE HOWARD Munford, TN. (CAROLINA PANTHERS) AND MICHAEL STONE (ARIZONA CARDINALS). MEMPHIS’S ALL-TIME SINGLE SEASON RUSHER, GERARD ARNOLD, CAME TO THE TIGERS AS A WALK-ON. ARNOLD RUSHED FOR A UM RECORD 1,059 YARDS DURING THE 1998 SEASON. HE IS ONE

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS WALK-ON SUCCESS STORIES Over the years, Memphis has had a number of walk-ons or tryout athletes who have earned scholarships and gone on to have great careers. Included in this group are punters Hugh Owens and Jeff Buffaloe, who hold virtually every Memphis punting record; and Gerard Arnold, a 1,000-yard rusher. Following is a list of walk-ons who earned scholarships: Brence Armstrong, DS (1995), Gerard Arnold (1996-99), Al Bloodworth, DB (1995), Chip Bowers, S (1982-84), John Bowers, WR (1979-82), Marquis Bowling, DE (1995-98), Glenn Boyd, TE (1983-84), Andy Bramlett, LB (198384), Brad Britt (1999-00), Gerald Brown, WR (1981), Marlon Brown, LB (198588), John Butler, K (1986-89), Jeff Buffaloe, P (1991-92), Jeff Bynum, FB (1990-91), Jim Cande, K-P (1996-99), Marvin Chatman, CB (1980-82), Rozell Clayton, FB (1981-84), Mike Coughlin, P (1995), Marvin Cox, TB (1988-90), Brian Davis, TB (1993-94), Mike Dion, FB (1979-82), Ken Dunek, TE (197879), Adam English, H (1994-97), Judson Flint, S (1977-78), Alvin Franklin, , WR (1993-94), Arthur Franklin, P (1985-86), David Garaffa, (LB (1988-91),

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Don Glosson, K (1983-85), Tony Graves, S (1977-79), Jarvis Greer, S (1977), Michael Harris (1999-00), Gregg Hauss, K (1981-83), Taurus Henderson, DB (1996), Joe Hennelly, S (1983-85), Trell Hooper, DB/QB (1981-85), Reginald Howard (1998-99), Kosha Irby, DB (1996-00), James King, TB (1976-78), Jimmy Lackie, S (1974-75), Ted Lane, PK (1994 & 1996), Steve Lincoln, LB (1977-78), Jake Linville, LB (1991-93), Doran Major, S (1981-82), Davis Marsh, OL (1995), Kenny McDade, CB (1991), Andy McWilliams, P (199193), Aaron Meadows, RB (1999-01), Bubba Nelms, OT (1983-84), Hugh Owens, P (1976-79), Ron Palmer, CB (1985-87, Joe Rocconi, DS/LB (199799), Keith Setler, OT (1993-94), Juan Settles, FB (1986-87), Michael Stone (1998-present), Terri Sudduth, S (1978-80), Brandon Tucker, FB (1995-99, Doug Whittaker, OT (2001-02).


2002 Signees 1

Maurice Avery Quarterback 6-1, 195 Atlanta, GA (McNair High)

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MEMPHIS

Sam Brewer Defensive Back 6-1, 185 Colleyville, TX (Heritage High)

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Patrick Byrne Quarterback/Punter 6-1, 185 Brewton, AL (T.R. Miller High)

Was one of the most highly rated quarterbacks in the South-

Was an All-District 5-5A selection as a free safety in 2001 ...

Played quarterback at T.R. Miller High School and served as

east in 2001 ... Was twice named the Offensive Player of the

Was the third ranked tackler on his Heritage High team in

the team’s kicker and punter ... Holds the Alabama state

Year in DeKalb County ... Was an All-DeKalb County selec-

2001 ... Led his team in pass interceptions in 2001 with four

records for the most career points scored kicking (256) and

tion as a senior ... Completed 433 of 815 pass attempts for

picks ... Also led District 5-5A in pass interceptions in 2001 ...

most PATs in a career (202) ... Was named to the Birmingham

6,833 yards and 48 touchdowns during his career at McNair

Received Associated Press honorable mention Texas All-State

News All-State team in 2001 as a punter ... Was also named

High School ... Passed for 2,080 yards and 21 touchdowns in

honors in 2001 ... Was a 1st team All-District 5-5A selection

to the Mobile Press Register All-State team as a punter ...

2001 and rushed for 850 yards and 10 touchdowns ... Set the

in 2001 ... 1st Team All-Northeast Tarrant County pick in 2001

Lettered for four years in football at T.R. Miller High ... Served

McNair records for touchdown passes in a season with 21

... Was ranked third on Heritage High team in tackles in 2001

as the team’s starting kicker for four seasons and was the

and rushing touchdowns in a season with 10 in 2001 ... Was

with 50, including three for lost yardage and five blocked

starting quarterback for two seasons ... Completed 78-of-172

a 4-A All-State selection in 2001 and was rated as the number

passes ... Had six pass interceptions and 163 tackles during

pass attempts for 1,348 yards and nine touchdowns in 2001

one quarterback prospect in the state of Georgia for 2001 ...

his career at Heritage ... Was a two-year starter in the second-

in leading his team to a 12-2 record ... Connected on two-of-

Newberg Recruiting compares Avery to former Virginia Tech

ary at Heritage ... Cousins Jacks Brewer and Tellis Redmon

five field goal attempts in 2001 and had a long field goal of

quarterback Michael Vick in arm strength and running ability

both started at Minnesota ... Also lettered in track as a sprinter

55 yards ... Made 56-of-60 PATs in 2001 ... Had 85% of his

... Was listed by Rivals.com as the no. 26 quarterback pros-

and long jumper ... Is the son of Sam and Teresa Brewer ...

kickoffs go into the end zone for touchbacks in 2001 ... Was

pect in the nation ... Rated by FansOnly.com as a Super

Played for coach Chris Cunningham at Heritage High ...

named to the Mobile Press Register All-Region team in 2001

Prospect for 2001 ... Was rated as one of the Top 13 Athletic

Born: 8/23/84.

... Completed 103-of-184 pass attempts for 1,636 yards and

Quarterbacks in the nation by Max Emfinger ... Was rated by The Sporting News as the no. 26 quarterback prospect in the nation in 2001 ... Selected by the Atlanta Journal Constitution as the top quarterback prospect in Georgia for 2001 ... Rated

nine touchdowns as a junior ... Made seven-of-13 field goal

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Blake Butler

attempts with a long of 47 yards in 2000 ... Connected on 60-

Offensive Line

of-63 PATs in 2000 ... Had 70% of his kickoffs go into the end

6-3, 270

zone for touchbacks ... Averaged 39.0 yards per punt and

Hudson, OH

had a long punt of 58 yards ... Led his team to the AAAA State

(Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy)

championship in 2000 ... Was named to the Birmingham

in the nation ... Ranked by OKScouting.com as one of the top

Is the son of former Tiger All-American linebacker and former

News and Mobile Press Register All-State teams as a kicker in

130 players in the nation for 2001 ... Rushed for 215 yards

Memphis assistant coach Keith Butler ... Played offensive and

2000 ... Was an all-region selection as a junior ... Career

and passed for 185 yards and six touchdowns in win over

defensive line for Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy in the

passing statistics read 191 completions in 373 pass attempts

Dunwoody in 2001 ... Passed for over 1,700 yards and 17

Hudson, OH, a suburb of Cleveland ... Was named to the

for 3,160 yards ... Career kicking totals are 18 of 32 field

touchdowns as a junior ... Completed 52% of his passes as a

Associated Press Division IV all-state team as an offensive

goals made with a long of 55 yards and 202 of 214 PATs

junior ... Was an All-DeKalb County selection as a junior ...

lineman in 2000 and 2001 ... Was a first team all-district

made ... Also lettered in basketball for two years and in

Was selected honorable mention All-State as a junior ... Was

selection in 2000 and 2001 ... Was named the team’s Defen-

baseball for three years ... Was offered by West Virginia,

honorable mention All-DeKalb County as a sophomore ...

sive MVP as a junior ... Was the Offensive MVP for CVCA as

Arkansas and UAB before deciding on the Tigers ... Was a

Also lettered in basketball and track ... Is a three year mem-

a senior ... Was a three-year all-conference selection in foot-

member of the Brewton Scholar’s Bowl Team, the Science

ber of the McNair honor roll ... Offered by North Carolina,

ball ... Also lettered for two seasons in baseball ... Played first

Club and a class Representative ... Was named the Rotary

Arkansas, Louisville, West Virginia before selecting Memphis

base and was designated hitter in baseball ... Is the son of

Club Student of the Year as a junior ... Selected to play in the

... Is the son of Stacey Avery ... Played for coach Johnny

Janet and Keith Butler ... Dad is assistant coach for the Cleve-

2002 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game ... Is the son of Brad

Gilbert at McNair High School ... Born: 1/3/84.

land Browns ... Played for coach Ray Carroscia at Cuyahoga

and Ann Byrne ... Played for coach Jamie Riggs at T.R. Miller

Valley Christian ... Born: 9/8/83.

High ... Born: 11/27/83.

by Insiders.com as one of three Southern Sleepers for 2001 ... Fab50Recruiting.com rated as one of top 50 quarterbacks

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Rusty Clayton

2001 Georgia All-State team (2nd) ... Played both quarter-

top tight end in the state of Louisiana according to SuperPrep

Deep Snapper

back and safety as a senior ... Was credited with a team

Magazine ... Was named to SuperPrep Football Magazine’s

6-2, 225

leading 115 tackles, two pass interceptions and three fumble

All-Region Team for 2001 ... Received All-America and all-

Hattiesburg, MS

recoveries in 2001 ... Played quarterback and free safety and

state honors while at St. Augustine ... Was twice named to the

(Oak Grove High)

led his team in tackles as a junior ... Logged 130 tackles

Louisiana All-State team ... Was rated as the number 14

Was a four year football letterman at Oak Grove High ...

during his junior season ... During senior season helped his

overall prospect in the state of Louisiana by SuperPrep ... Has

Lettered as a deep snapper and defensive end at Oak Grove

team to a 10-3 record and a spot in the state playoffs ... Team

been rated as high as the number 10 tight end prospect in the

High School ... Was credited with 60 tackles, three quarter-

reached the quarterfinals ... Was named the Atlanta Consti-

country by one recruiting service ... Caught 11 passes for 209

back sacks, and two forced fumbles during the 2001 season

tution-Journal Player of the Week in 2001 for his play against

yards and one touchdown in 2001 ... Was an All-Metro selec-

... Was an All-District selection in football in 2001 ... Was a

No. 3 ranked Collins Hill ... Was named to the all-county

tion in New Orleans ... Had committed to Georgia before

2001 1st team Defensive All-Academic selection ... Was an

team in 2001 ... Logged two pass interceptions and returned

deciding on the Tigers ... Was also recruited by Auburn,

honorable mention all-district selection as a junior ... Was

one 55-yards for a touchdown in upset win ... Is ranked fifth

Michigan, West Virginia, Georgia Tech and Tulane ... Is re-

named to the MHSAA All-Academic football and baseball

in Dacula High history in pass interceptions with 11 and third

lated to Byron and Aaron Hodges who both played at Illinois

team in 2000 ... Career statistics read 222 tackles, seven

in longest interception return for a touchdown (56 yards) ...

... Is the son of John and Joycelyn Doucette ... Played for

quarterback sacks, one pass interception and one fumble

Career totals read 317 tackles, 11 pass interceptions and

coach Anthony Biagas at St. Augustine High ... Born: 1/8/84.

recovery ... Carried a 3.66 grade point average ... Was a

seven fumble recoveries ... Has been timed at 4.47 in forty

member of the French Club, the Beta Club, the National

yard dash at the Georgia Tech camp ... Rated as the number

Honor Society, Boys State, the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership

49 prospect in the state of Georgia by SuperPrep Football

Conference, the A/B Honor Roll, and Who’s Who Among

Magazine ... Was recruited by Georgia Tech, Michigan State,

High School Students ... Received the T.W. Todd Award, the

Louisville ... Is an honor roll student at Dacula High ... Is the

Football Award, the National Government & History Award

son of Randall and Tammy Expose ... Played for coach Kevin

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and the National Honor & Service Award ... Attended the Ray

Maloof at Dacula High ... Born: 10/22/83.

Guy Kicking Academy during the summer to work on special team skills ... Also recruited by Southern Mississippi, Yale, Dartmouth and Penn but has family ties to Memphis ... Is the son of Tom and Sandie Brock ... Brother is 1995 Memphis graduate ... Played for coach Nevil Barr at Oak Grove ... Born: 9/2/83

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Tavares Gideon Wide Receiver 6-3, 190 Greenville, MS (Mississippi Delta JC)

Is the cousin of former Southern Mississippi standout receiver Sherrod Gideon ... Is rated by SuperPrep JUCO Top 100 as

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Brian Davis

the number 71 prospect in the nation ... Listed on the Jackson

Defensive Back

Clarion-Ledger’s Top 25 JUCO Prospects report as the 14th

6-1, 200

best prospect in the state for 2001 ... Helped lead Mississippi

Columbus, GA

Delta Community College to the finals of the state junior

(Carver High)

college championships in 2001 ... Had 54 receptions for over

Lettered as a tailback and defensive back at Carver High

900 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2001 ... Had 11 receptions

Haracio Colen

School in Columbus, GA ... Also lettered as a member of the

for 125 yards and one touchdown in MDCC’s 34-10 win over

Defensive End

Carver state championship track team ... Had 163 rushes for

Northwest Mississippi CC ... Had 12 receptions for 153 yards

6-2, 255

1,076 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2001 ... Led Carver to the

and one touchdown in win over Holmes CC ... Had a three

Russellville, AR

2-A regional title in track in 2001 ... Career rushing totals are

yard touchdown catch in the state playoffs against Jones County

(Russellville High)

200 carries for 2,500 yards and 20 touchdowns ... Also had

CC ... Was named first team All-Mississippi Association of

Lettered as a linebacker for the Russellville Cyclones ... Helped

10 pass receptions for 165 yards and one touchdown during

Community and Junior Colleges ... Was also named to the

Russellville High to the AAAAA-West championship in 2001

prep career ... Qualified for four events in the state meet ...

2001 All-Mississippi North Squad ... Helped Mississippi Delta

... Was credited with 10.5 quarterback sacks during the 2001

Won the 100 meters with a time of 10.43 and followed that

CC to a 5-5 record in 2000 ... Also recruited by Baylor and

season ... Logged 63 solo tackles and 79 assisted stops ...

with a time of 21.57 in the 200 meters ... Helped Carver win

West Virginia.

Had 16 tackles for lost yardage ... Named to the Associated

the 2000 2-A state track championship by winning the 100

Press Arkansas Super Team in 2001 ... Has been timed at 4.8

and 200 meters ... Has run a 10.33 100 and a 20.24 200

in the forty yard dash ... Started at defensive tackle as a

meters ... Has been timed at 4.38 in the 40-yard dash ...

sophomore and junior but was moved to linebacker as a

Father Carl Davis played defensive end for the University of

senior ... Also lettered in basketball for Russellville High ...

Wisconsin ... Is the son of Carl and Ida Davis ... Played for

Selected the Tigers over Tulsa, Rice and Arkansas State.

coach Wallace Davis at Carver High ... Born: 11/21/83.

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O.C. Collins Defensive Back 6-0, 175 Dacula, GA (Dacula High)

Was a four-year starter at Dacula High ... Was named to the

Tim Goodwell Linebacker 6-2, 215 Lithonia, GA (Tucker High)

Lettered as a fullback and linebacker at Tucker High ... Was John Doucette

the team’s leading tackler in 2001 ... Credited with 103 total

Tight End

tackles including 54 solo stops ... Had eight tackles for lost

6-3, 250

yardage, two pass interceptions and five pass breakups ...

New Orleans, LA

Rushed the ball 53 times for 641 yards in 2001 ... Was

(St. Augustine High)

credited with a combined 104 tackles in 2000 and 2001 ...

Lettered as a tight end at St. Augustine High ... Rated as the

Had 19 tackles for lost yardage and four quarterback sacks ...

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The Players Scored on an 11-yard touchdown run against Marist High to help his team snap Marist’s 41-game home winning streak ... Helped his team to a 10-1 record in 2001 ... Was a 1st team All-DeKalb County selection as both a junior and senior ... Was Atlanta Touchdown Club Back of the Week in 2001 ...

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Willie Henderson Defensive End 6-7, 275 Memphis, TN (Ridgeway High School)

Played for coach Chuck Friend at Tuscaloosa Central ... Born: 10/30/83.

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Bruce McCaleb Offensive Line

Was twice named the DeKalb County Defensive Player of the

Considered by many as the top lineman prospect in Tennes-

Game ... Received the Kelly Cofer Award which is Tucker

see in 2001 ... Played both offensive and defensive tackle at

6-2, 260

High’s most prestigious football award ... Received the Tucker

Ridgeway High School ... Registered 15 quarterback sacks for

High MVP Award and was twice the team’s leading tackler ...

Ridgeway High in 2001 ... Was named to Prep Star Magazine’s

Was a three year football letterman for John Muier High

Also lettered in basketball and track ... Is the son of Tim

Top 125 Dream Team for 2001 ... Was named to Prep Star

School ... Played both offensive and defensive line ... Was a

Goodwell ... Played for coach Phillip Lindsey at Tucker ...

Magazine’s Super 30 All-Southeast Region Team for 2001 ...

second team All-Pacific League selection at offensive guard

Born: 1/30/84.

Was named to SuperPrep Football Magazine’s 2001 All-

for the 2001 season ... Helped his team to the 1999 and 2000

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America Team and All-Region Team ... Is ranked as the

league championships ... John Muier High posted a 6-3-1

Danny Haynes

number three prospect in the state of Tennessee ... Is rated by

record in 2001 ... Has also lettered in track ... Throws the shot

Kicker

SuperPrep Magazine as the number 21 offensive lineman in

put for Muier High ... Is related to Seattle Supersonics Slick

Alpadena, CA (John Muier High)

5-10, 195

the nation ... Is rated as the number 11 defensive line pros-

Watts and Patrick Lucas of the Seattle Seahawks ... Is an

Killen, AL

pect in the nation by Rivals.com ... Named to the Associated

honor student who just celebrated his 17th birthday this Janu-

(East Central Community College

Press All-State Team in 2001 ... Was named to the MIAA All-

ary ... Received three Academic Excellence Awards ... Was

& Brooks High)

Metro team for Divisions 4A/5A in 2001 ... Was named a

the recipient of The Golden State Award for Academics ...

Signed with the University of Alabama after a prep career at

finalist for Class 3-A Mr. Football in 2001 ... Was selected on

Received the Presidential Education Award ... Is the son of

Brooks High School ... Was redshirted at Alabama in 1999

the Tennessee Sportswriter’s 3-A All-State team in 2001 ...

Patrick and Wanda Lucas ... Played for coach Ron Mims at

and was a member of the travel squad in 2000 ... Transferred

Had 25 tackles, four quarterback sacks and four fumble re-

John Muier ... Born: 1/26/85.

to East Central C.C. in 2001 ... Was the fourth ranked kicker

coveries as a junior ... Was named to the All-Tennessee 3-A

in Mississippi Junior College football in 2001 ... Helped East

Team (2nd) in 2000 as an offensive lineman ... Committed to

Central C.C, to a berth in the state playoffs in 2001 ...

Tennessee before deciding on Memphis ... Also recruited by

ECMCC reached the state semifinals ... Hit on eight-of-13

Arkansas and Florida ... Lettered in basketball for three years

field goal attempts with a long of 48 yards at ECMCC in 2001

at Ridgeway High ... Played center on the basketball team ...

... Was named to the Mississippi JC All-State Team in 2001 ...

Threw the shot for the Ridgeway track team and won the state

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Played his prep football at Brooks High School ... Was named

A-AA shot championship in 2001 ... Is the son of Willie

Comes to the Tigers after lettering for one year in football at

to the Birmingham News Super All-State team as a senior in

Henderson, Jr. & Julia Griffin ... Played for coach John Coolley

St. Augustine High School in New Orleans ... Was a starter at

high school ... Named to the Alabama Sportswriter’s Asso-

at Ridgeway High ... Born: 11/17/83.

defensive end and middle linebacker at St. Augustine in 2001

ciation Class 4-A All-State team in 1998 ... Named to Street

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& Smith’s High School All-America Team ... Chosen to play

Dwayne Mitchell Linebacker 6-3, 230 New Orleans, LA (St. Augustine High)

... Was credited with 25 tackles, 10 quarterback sacks and 15 Ed Hutt

quarterback hurries in 2001 ... Also scored one touchdown in

Offensive Line

2001 ... Had a season high six tackles and five sacks in a

6-4, 270

single game ... Helped his team to a 4-5 record in 2001 ... Is

Tuscaloosa, AL

the brother of Tiger football signee John Doucette ... An

(Central High)

honor roll student who has also participated in band ... Is the

a 73-yard field goal in practice as reported by USA Today ...

Played tight end, offensive guard, offensive tackle and defen-

son of Joycelyn Doucette ... Played for coach Tony Biagas at

During his prep career he missed just one PAT attempt, a 35-

sive line at Tuscaloosa High ... Was named to the Alabama

St. Augustine High ... Born: 10/13/83.

yarder after a penalty ... Had long field goals of 42, 49 and

All-West team as a senior ... Was a first team All-Area and

54 yards in high school ... Set the Alabama record for high

second team All-Region selection in football ... Named to

school freshman kickers making 11-of-14 attempts and had a

Pigskin Prep Magazine’s Elite Team and the 6A Super 11

long of 49 yards ... Hit on five-of-10 attempts as a sophomore

Team in Alabama ... Also lettered as a member of the

with a long of 49 yards and made nine-of-16 attempts as a

Central High track team ... Throws the shot put during the

junior ... Was seven-of-10 on field goals as a senior at Brooks

indoor season and throws the discus and shot put during the

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High ... Additional honors include being named to the Times

outdoor season ... Competed in the Alabama state champi-

Was a three year football letter winner at Apopka High ...

Daily All-Millennium Team, The Birmingham News 4-A All-

onships and had a throw of 45’8” but narrowly missed mak-

Helped Apopka to a 14-1 record and the Class 6-A state

Decade Team and receiving the Bryant-Jordan Student Ath-

ing the finals ... Holds the school record for the discus ... Set

championship in 2001 ... Credited with 147 tackles, one pass

lete Achievement Award for 1999 ... Is the son of Dan and

the junior varsity record with a throw of 134’5” and the varsity

interception, four quarterback sacks and one fumble recovery

Cathy Haynes ... Played for coach Bob Godsey at Brooks High

mark with a throw of 151’3” ... Is the son of Evonne Hutt ...

during the 2001 season ... Was an honorable mention 6-A

in the Alabama North-South All Star Game ... Listed by USA Today as one of top players in Alabama in 1998 ... Converted on 32-of-50 field goal attempts in high school ... Connected on a 54-yard field goal as a junior in high school ... Has made

... Born: 11/17/80.

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Cato Mott Defensive Back 5-10, 180 Orlando, FL (Apopka High)


The Players All-State selection by the Orlando Sentinel ... Was a 6A All-

pass interceptions and four fumble recoveries ... Scored four

a senior because of a broken leg ... Was named 1st team All-

Metro selection as a linebacker in 2001 ... Was named to the

times in 2001 ... Led Lafayette County in tackles as a junior

Conference as a defensive back despite missing most of the

6A All-Central Florida team in 2001 ... Was a 6A All-County

and senior ... Registered 20 career interceptions including 11

season with broken leg ... Served as team captain in 2001 ...

pick for the 2001 season ... Was credited with 311 tackles

as a sophomore, six as a junior and three during the 2001

Had 90 yards on 18 carries in the season opener against

during his career at Apopka ... Served as a team captain for

season ... Was a second team all-state selection as a junior

Olympic Heights ... Scored touchdown in 2000 season against

2001 ... Also lettered for two years in weightlifting and one

... Named to the N. Mississippi Elite 11 Team in 2001 ... Has

Vero Beach High ... Played receiver as a sophomore and

year in track ... Was a state of Florida qualifier in team

been nominated to play in the Miss./Ala. All-Star game and

scored against Boca Raton High ... Has been timed at 4.35 in

weightlifting ... Is the son of Cato and Marylou Mott ... Born:

the North/South All-Star game ... Appointed to the U.S. Foot-

the forty yard dash ... Has run a 10.6 100 meters and twice

12/13/83.

ball Exhibition Team that will tour Australia this summer ...

qualified for the Florida state track meet ... Lettered as a

5

Career totals are 295 tackles, 25 pass interceptions and ten

tailback, receiver, cornerback and kick returner during his

Mario Pratcher

touchdowns ... Holds the school record for interceptions in a

career ... Took first place award in state drama competition

Wide Receiver

game with four ... Was a three year basketball letterman ...

for his singing and has released his own Hip-Hop and R & B

6-4, 200

Also lettered in track ... Was a N. Miss qualifier for the state

CD ... Was also recruited by Missouri.

Memphis, TN

championships in the long jump and triple jump ... Is the son

(Trezevant High)

of Jimmy and Janice Smith ... Played for coach Scott Samsuel

20

Was a two year starter at wide receiver at Trezevant High

at Lafayette County High ... Born: 9/29/83.

School in Memphis ... Was named to the Associated Press

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All-State team as a receiver in 2001 ... Helped Trezevant to a 6-4 record in 2001 and a second place tie in Region 8-3A ... Caught 23 passes for 585 yards and nine touchdowns in

Phillip Walls Offensive Line

DeAngelo Williams Tailback 5-10, 190 Wynne, AR (Wynne High)

6-1, 275

Was considered the top back in the state of Arkansas in 2001

Tyler, TX

... Was rated as the number 25 running back prospect in the

(Robert E. Lee High)

nation by SuperPrep Magazine ... Was named to SuperPrep

return as the punt returner ... Totaled 791 yards of all-purpose

Played offensive tackle at Robert E. Lee High in Tyler ... Was

Football Magazine’s All-America and All-Region Team ... Is

yardage in 2001 ... As a defensive back had two pass inter-

named to the Associated Press 5A All-State team in Texas ...

rated as the number two overall prospect in Arkansas by

ceptions in 2001 which he returned for 86 yards ... Was an

Was named to the Texas Sportswriter’s All-State team as a

SuperPrep ... Was named the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

All-Region 8-4A selection in 2000 as a receiver ... Had 29

junior and senior ... Was twice named to the All-District XII 5A

2001 Offensive Player of the Year ... Named to the Associ-

catches for 418 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior ...

team ... Was selected to the Tyler Morning Telegraph All-East

ated Press Arkansas Super Team in 2001 ... Rushed for a

Averaged 14.4 yards per catch in 2000 ... Was ranked 14th in

Texas team ... Was named the Robert E. Lee Offensive

single season record 2,204 yards and 34 touchdowns at

Region 8-4A in scoring with 48 points as a junior ... Helped

Lineman of the Year on a team that had three offensive

Wynne High ... Averaged 10.4 yards per carry as a senior ...

Trezevant to a 6-5 record in 2000 ... Set the Trezevant records

linemen sign division 1-A scholarships ... Helped lead Robert

Led Wynne High to the state 4A championship ... Had 939

for most career touchdowns with 25, most receiving yards in

E. Lee to two District XII 5-A championships ... Also lettered in

yards rushing in four playoff games, including 26 carries for

a game with 165 and most career receptions with 74 ... Also

track and was a regional qualifier in the shot put ... Has best

302 yards and six touchdowns against Greenwood High ...

lettered in basketball and baseball ... Is the son of Marvin

throw of 57’5” ... Is an honor student that carries a 3.0 GPA.

Rushed for 194 yards on 24 attempts in the state champion-

Jones and Vearlie Pratcher ... Played for Coach Larry Franklin

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ship game against Stuttgart ... Scored two rushing touch-

2001 ... His nine touchdown receptions led Region 8-3A ... Averaged 25.4 yards per reception in 2001 and 7.8 yards per

at Trezevant High ... Born: 3/25/83.

LaVale Washington

downs, one receiving touchdown and one return touchdown

Defensive Line

in state championship game ... Gained 1,044 yards rushing

6-1, 255

as a junior and scored 14 touchdowns ... Was named to the

New Orleans, LA

Arkansas All-State team in 2000 ... Missed most of his sopho-

(St. Augustine High)

more season with a broken bone in his foot ... Holds the

6-3, 185

Was a high school teammate of Tiger signee John Doucette

Wynne High record for most yards in a single season ... Holds

Oxford, MS

... Played both offensive and defensive line at St. Augustine

the state 4A record in the 100 meters with an electronically

(Lafayette County High)

High ... Is slated to work as an offensive lineman at Memphis

time 10.81... Helped Wynne High to a second place finish in

Lettered in football and basketball at Lafayette County High

... Also lettered in track and worked the throwing events.

the 2001 state track championships ... Was second in the 100

School ... Listed as one of the Top 100 Prospects in Missis-

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meters with a time of 10.93 ... Won the 200 meters with a

45

Wesley Smith Defensive Back

sippi in 2001 by the Jackson Clarion Ledger ... Was named to the 2001 Mississippi All-State team ... Was a three time AllDistrict selection and was the District MVP as a junior ... Had 12 tackles and a pass interception against Water Valley in 2001 ... Had 12 tackles in game against Hernando High ... Finished the 2001 season with 98 tackles, 120 assists, three

Olen Whitely

time of 22.57 ... Bench presses over 300 pounds ... Has a

Defensive Back

3.62 GPA at Wynne High ... Was also recruited by Ole Miss,

6-0, 185

Arkansas and Iowa before deciding on Memphis ... Is the son

Boynton Beach, FL

of Odell and Sandra Hill ... Played for coach Donald Campbell

(Lake Worth High)

at Wynne High ... Born: 4/25/83.

Was a four year letter winner ... Played in just two games as

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OPPONENTS INSIDE THIS SECTION 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105

MURRAYSTATE MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI TULANE UAB LOUISVILLE MISSISSIPPISTATE CINCINNATI HOUSTON SOUTH FLORIDA ARMY TCU SERIES RECORDS VS 2002 OPPONENTS


Murray State 1 GAME

August 31 ● 7 PM ● Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium ● Memphis, TN

2001 RACER RESULTS ( 4-6 ) at Ole Miss ILLINOIS STATE at Southern Illinois at Tennessee Tech EASTERN KENTUCKY at Southeast Missouri at Minnesota at Tennessee State UT-MARTIN at Eastern Illinois

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14-41 32-17 24-20 12-15 13-21 45-35 10-66 25-38 35-17 6-37

2002 RACERS SCHEDULE Aug. 31 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23

at Memphis SOUTHERN ILLINOIS at Illinois State at Indiana State TENNESSEE TECH at Eastern Kentucky SOUTHEAST MISSOURI SAMFORD TENNESSEE STATE at UT-Martin EASTERN ILLINOIS

Location: Murray, KY Enrollment: 9,600 Conference: Ohio Valley Conference Nickname: Racers School Colors: Navy & Gold Stadium: Roy Stewart Stadium Capacity: 16,800 Playing Surface: Artificial Turf President: Dr. F. King Alexander Athletic Director: E.W. Dennison Head Coach: Joe Pannunzio Pannunzio's record at MSU: 10-11 (2 years) Pannunzio's overall record: 10-11 (2 years) Assistant Coaches: Jeff Menage (Off. Coordinator/OL), Michael Vite (Defensive Coordinator/LB), Derek Jones (DB), Brendt Bedsole (TE), Wesley Salyers (DL), John Lewis (WR) Offensive Formation: I-Pro Defensive Formation: 4-3 Lettermen Returning: 38 Lettermen Lost: 13 Offensive Starters Returning: 7 Defensive Starters Returning: 7 All-Star Candidates: QB Stewart Childress, RB Billy Blanchard, WR Marcus Christon, OT Chris Parker, DT James Bridges, DB Malcom Moore Newcomers to Watch: WR Deandre Green, RB Ron Lane, DB Davin Roberts 2001 Record: 4-6 2001 Ohio Valley Record: 2-4 2001 Ohio Valley Finsh: 5th Series vs Memphis: Tied 9-9-3 Last Meeting: Memphis 14, Murray State 14 (Sept. 14, 1985; Memphis, TN)

Yr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr.

2001 Stats & Notes Rushed for 715 yards & 3 TDs Rushed for 676 yards & 8 TDs Threw for 2079 yds and 9 TDs in '01 Led team with 76 tackles in '01 Credited with 48 tackles and 1 int.

Malcom Moore Defensive Back

Quarterback Stewart Childress guided Murray State to a 4-6 record in 2001.

SID OFFICE CONTACTS SID Office Phone: 270-762-4271 SID Fax: 270-762-6814 Sports Information Director/Football Contact (Home): Steve Parker (270-7670909) e-mail: steve.parker@murraystate.edu Mailing Address: 218 Stewart Stadium, Murray, KY 42071 Press Box Phone: 502-762-6811 Web Site: www.GoRacers.com

GAME NOTES

TOP RETURNEES Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Billy Blanchard RB 5-11 210 Garner Byars RB 6-0 192 Stewart Childress QB 6-2 190 Bobby Sanders LB 6-0 190 Malcom Moore DB 5-10 180

Joe Pannunzio Head Coach

The series between Memphis and Murray State is tied at 9-9-3 ... The Racers and Tigers tied during the last meeting between the two teams, 14-14 ... Prior to the tie in 1985, the Tigers had won the last six consecutive games dating back to the 1949 season ... The Memphis vs. Murray State series began in 1924 ... 93


Mississippi 2 GAME

September 7 ● 6 PM ● Vaught-Hemingway Stadium ● Oxford, MS

2001 REBEL RESULTS ( 7-4 )

MURRAY STATE at Auburn at Kentucky at Arkansas State ALABAMA MIDDLE TENNESSEE at LSU ARKANSAS GEORGIA at Mississippi State VANDERBILT

W 49-14 L 21-27 W 42-31 W 35-17 W 27-24 W 45-17 W 35-24 L 56-58 (7 OT) L 15-35 L 28-36 W 38-27

2002 REBEL SCHEDULE Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 23 Nov. 28

LOUISIANA-MONROE MEMPHIS at Texas Tech VANDERBILT FLORIDA ARKANSAS STATE at Alabama at Arkansas AUBURN at Georgia at LSU MISSISSIPPI STATE

Location: Oxford, MS Enrollment: 14,429 Conference: Southeastern (West) Nickname: Rebels School Colors: Cardinal Red & Navy Blue Stadium: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Capacity: 60,580 Playing Surface: Natural Grass President: Dr. Robert Khayat Athletic Director: Pete Boone Head Coach: David Cutcliffe Cutcliffe's record at UM: 23-13-0 (3 years) Cutcliffe's overall record: 23-13-0 (3 years) Assistant Coaches: John Latina (Offensive Coordinator/OL), Kurt Roper (QB), Ron Middleton (RB), Thomas Woods (WR), Matt Luke (OL/TE), Chuck Driesbach (Defensive Coordinator/LB), Rick Petri (DL), Mike MacIntyre (DB), Marion Hobby (DE) Offensive Formation: Multiple Pro Defensive Formation: Pro 4-3 Lettermen Returning: 53 Lettermen Lost: 23 Offensive Starters Returning: 7 Defensive Starters Returning: 7 All-Star Candidates: QB Eli Manning, WR Chris Collins, C Ben Claxton, TE Doug Ziegler, LB Eddie Strong, LB Lanier Goethie, DB Matt Grier Newcomers to Watch: B Ronald McClendon, OL Tre' Stallings, OL Chris Spencer Key Losses: DT Kenny Jackson, DT Anthony Sims, DB Syniker Taylor, DB Justin Coleman, RB Joe Gunn, OT Terrence Metcalf, RB Charles Stackhouse 2001 Record: 7-4 2001 SEC Record: 4-4 2001 SEC Finish: T3rd in SEC West Series vs Memphis: UM leads 41-8-2 Last Meeting: Mississippi 3, Memphis 0 (Sept. 4, 1999; Memphis, TN)

TOP RETURNEES Name Eli Manning Chris Collins Toward Sanford Eddie Strong Von Hutchins

Pos.

Ht. Wt.

QB 6-4 WR 6-2 FB 5-10 LB 6-4 DB 5-11

212 190 225 245 184

Eddie Strong Linebacker

Quarterback Eli Manning threw for 2,948 yards and 31 touchdowns in 2001.

SID OFFICE CONTACTS SID Office Phone: 662-915-7522 SID Fax: 662-915-7006 Sports Information Director/Football Contact (Home): Langston Rogers (662-236-

3535) e-mail: lrogers@olemiss.edu Mailing Address: PO Box 217, University, MS

38677 Press Box Phone: 662-236-1931 Web Site: www.olemisssports.com

GAME NOTES

Yr. 2001 Stats & Notes Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr.

David Cutcliffe Head Coach

The Tigers and Rebels will be meeting for the 52nd time in the series ... This year marks the 22nd time that the Tigers have played Ole Miss in the state of Mississippi and the 17th time in Oxford ... Memphis has captured six of its eight wins over Ole Miss in Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium ... The only Memphis win over Ole Miss in Oxford came in the 1994 season ... The Ole Miss series is the 2nd oldest in Tiger football history having started in 1921.

Threw for 2948 yds & 31 TDs in '01 Had 692 yds receiving & 6 TDs Rushed for 145 yds and 7 TDs in '01 Led Rebel defense with 105 tackles Credited with 88 tackles and 1 int. in '01

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Southern Mississippi 3 GAME

September 14 ● 6 PM ● M.M. Roberts Stadium ● Hattiesburg, MS

2001 GOLDEN EAGLE RESULTS ( 6-5 )

OKLAHOMA STATE at Louisiana-Lafayette UAB at Memphis at Louisville HOUSTON at Penn State TULANE at East Carolina ALABAMA TCU

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17-9 35-10 3-0 17-22 14-24 58-14 20-38 59-6 28-21 15-28 12-14

2002 GOLDEN EAGLE SCHEDULE Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 30 Nov. 9 Nov. 14 Nov. 23 Nov. 30

JACKSON STATE ILLINOIS (ESPN2) MEMPHIS at Alabama at Army at South Florida CINCINNATI at TCU at UAB LOUISVILLE (ESPN2) at Tulane EAST CAROLINA

Location: Hattiesburg, MS Enrollment: 15,233 Conference: Conference USA Nickname: Golden Eagles School Colors: Black & Gold Stadium: M.M. Roberts Stadium Capacity: 33,000 Playing Surface: Natural Grass President: Dr. Shelby Thames Athletic Director: Richard Giannini Head Coach: Jeff Bower Bower's record at USM: 73-52-1 (11 years) Bowers's overall record: 73-52-1 (11 years) Assistant Coaches: Randy Butler (Assistant Head Coach/DL), Shelton Gandy (RB), Jay Hopson (DB), Chris Klenakis (Offensive Coordinator/OL), Tyrone Nix (Defensive Coordinator/ILB), Chad O'Shea (special teams), Paul Petrino (QB), Lytrel Pollard (OLB), Mitch Rodrigue (TE) Offensive Formation: Multiple/One Back Defensive Formation: 4-3 Lettermen Returning: 45 Lettermen Lost: 16 Offensive Starters Returning: 9 Defensive Starters Returning: 8 All-Star Candidates: RB Derrick Nix, DB Greg Brooks, LB Rod Davis, DE Terrell Paul, OL Torrin Tucker, OL Jeremy Bridges Newcomers to Watch: LB DeMarcus Barner, WR Pedi Causey, OL Ben Culp, TE Otho Graves, WR Karlin Riley, DE Ronald Jones, DE Seante Williams, OL Robbie D'Angelo Key Losses: QB Jeff Kelly, RB Dawayne Woods, LB Roy Magee, LB Chad Williams, DE Brian Evans 2001 Record: 6-5 2001 Conference Record: 4-3 2000 Conference Finish: T5th Series vs Memphis: USM leads 34-17-1 Last Meeting: Memphis 22, Southern Miss 17 (Oct. 6, 2001; Memphis, TN)

Jeff Bower Head Coach

Rod Davis Linebacker

Senior flanker LeRoy Handy had 823 yards receiving for the Golden Eagles in 2001.

SID OFFICE CONTACTS SID Office Phone: 601-266-4503 SID Fax: 601-266-4507 Sports Information Director (Home): Mike Montoro (601-579-9573) e-mail: michael.montoro@usm.edu Mailing Address: Box 5161; Hattiesburg, MS 39406 Press Box Phone: 601-266-5523

Web Site: www.SouthernMiss.com

GAME NOTES

TOP RETURNEES Name Derrick Nix LeRoy Handy Etric Pruitt Skylor Magee Rod Davis

Pos. RB WR DB NG LB

This will be the 53rd meeting between the two schools ... Series is one of the oldest in Memphis history having started in 1935 ... Memphis won last year's meeting 22-17 in Memphis ... USM has won seven of last eight meetings ... The Tigers' last victory before 2001 came in the 1993 season ... USM game is known as the Black & Blue Bowl by Tiger players, coaches and fans.

Ht. Wt. Yr. 2001 Stats & Notes 6-2 232 Sr. Had over 1,000 as Frosh & Soph. 6-1 196 Sr. 59 receptions for 823 yds in 2001 6-0 181 Jr. Had 82 tackles in 2001 6-1 270 So. Sporting News Frosh All-American in '01 6-3 238 Jr. Led USM with 100 tackles in '01

95


Tulane 4 GAME

September 21 ● 7 PM ● Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium ● Memphis, TN

2001 GREEN WAVE RESULTS ( 3-9 )

at BYU at LSU EAST CAROLINA CENTRAL FLORIDA SOUTHERN UNIV. at Cincinnati TCU at UAB at Army LOUISVILLE at Navy at Southern Miss

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35-70 17-48 24-51 29-36 41-7 33-46 48-22 27-34 35-42 7-52 42-28 6-59

2002 GREEN WAVE SCHEDULE Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23

SOUTHERN UNIV. at Houston at East Carolina at Memphis TEXAS at Louisiana-Monroe CINCINNATI UAB NAVY at TCU ARMY SOUTHERN MISS

Location: New Orleans, LA Enrollment: 12,381 Conference: Conference USA Nickname: Green Wave School Colors: Olive Green & Sky Blue Stadium: Superdome Capacity: 69,767 Playing Surface: Artificial Turf President: Dr. Scott Cowen Athletic Director: Rick Dickson Head Coach: Chris Scelfo Celfo's record at TU: 13-22 (3 years) Celfo's overall record: 13-22 (3 years) Assistant Coaches: Giff Smith (Asst. Head Coach/ DL), Frank Scelfo (Offensive Coordinator/QB), Eric Schumann (Defensive Coordinator/LB), Trooper Taylor (WR), Brad Smiley (TE), Garret Chachere (OLB), Joey Houston (DB), Greg Davis (RB), Don Mahoney (OL) Offensive Formation: Multiple Defensive Formation: Multiple 4-3 Lettermen Returning: 43 Lettermen Lost: 15 Offensive Starters Returning: 6 Defensive Starters Returning: 11 All-Star Candidates: RB Mewelde Moore, K Seth Marler Newcomers to Watch: QB Nick Cannon, QB Billy Don Malone, DE Michael Roberts Key Losses: QB Patrick Ramsey, OT Chrys Bullock, WR Terrell Harris, OT Corey Sewell, OG Charles Caldwell 2001 Record: 3-9 2001 C-USA Record: 1-6 2001 C-USA Finish: 9th Series vs Memphis: Series tied 11-11-1 Last Meeting: Tulane 37, Memphis 14 (Nov. 18, 2000; New Orleans, LA)

Pos. Ht. RB 6-1 WR 6-2 K 6-0 S 5-10 OLB 6-1

Wt. 203 171 195 193 219

Yr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr.

Mewelde Moore Tailback

All-Conference tailback Mewelde Moore rushed for 1,421 yards and eight touchdowns in 2001.

SID OFFICE CONTACTS SID Office Phone: 504-865-5506 SID Fax: 504-865-5512 Sports Information Director/Football Contact (Home): Donna Turner (504-7339208) e-mail: dturner1@tulane.edu Mailing Address: Wilson Center, Ben Weiner Drive, New Orleans, LA 70118-5681 Press Box Phone: 504-587-3868 Web Site: www.TulaneGreenWave.com

GAME NOTES

TOP RETURNEES Name Mewelde Moore Roydell Williams Seth Marler Adrian Mitchell Daniel Nevil

Chris Scelfo Head Coach

The Memphis-Tulane series is tied at 11-11-1 ... Tulane won the last meeting between the two schools by a score of 37-14 ... The two teams did not meet last season after playing one another 7 straight years ... The Tigers won five consecutive contests between 1990 and 1996 ... The Green Wave has won three of the last four meetings.

2001 Stats & Notes Rushed for 1,421 yards & 8 TDs in '01 Led C-USA with 11 TD receptions in '01 Won 2001 Lou Groza Award as top kicker Had 137 tackles in 2001 Credited with 112 tackles in '01

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UAB 5 GAME

September 28 ● 6 PM ● Legion Field ● Birmingham, AL

2001 BLAZER RESULTS ( 6-5 )

MONTANA STATE at Florida State ARMY at Southern Miss at Central Florida CINCINNATI TULANE at Memphis TCU at Houston at Pittsburgh

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41-13 7-29 55-3 0-3 7-24 17-31 34-27 17-14 38-17 43-21 6-24

2002 BLAZER SCHEDULE Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 29 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23 Nov. 30

at Florida TROYSTATE PITTSBURGH at Louisiana-Lafayette MEMPHIS HOUSTON at Tulane at Army SOUTHERN MISS EAST CAROLINA at Louisville at Cincinnati

Location: Birmingham, AL Enrollment: 15,921 Conference: Conference USA Nickname: Blazers School Colors: Forest Green & Old Gold Stadium: Legion Field Capacity: 80,391 Playing Surface: Natural Grass President: TBA Athletic Director: Herman Frazier Head Coach: Watson Brown Brown's record at UAB: 37-40-0 (7 years) Brown's overall record: 69-117-1 (17 years) Assistant Coaches: Rick Christophel (Defensive Coordinator/WR), Larry Crowe (special teams), Pat Donohoe (DL), Woodrow Lowe (LB), Richard Moncrief (WR), John Neal (Pass Defensive Coordinator/DB), Pat Sullivan (Offensive Coordinator/QB), Larry VanDerHeyden (OL), Ross Robinson (RB) Offensive Formation: Multiple Defensive Formation: Multiple Lettermen Returning: 47 Lettermen Lost: 21 Offensive Starters Returning: 8 Defensive Starters Returning: 2 All-Star Candidates: WR Willie Quinnie, Newcomers to Watch: WR/RB Norris Drinkard, WR/RB Marculus Elliot, DB Warren Butler, OL Corey Whitaker, OL Gerry Gilbert, DL Sam Kendrick Key Losses: RB Jegil Dugger; DE Marlon Bush; DT Eddie Freeman; NG Rodney Jones; DE Bryan Thomas; LB Rod Taylor; FS Adrian Singleton 2001 Record: 6-5 2001 Conference USA Record: 5-2 2001 Conference USA Finish: T2nd Series vs Memphis: Series tied 2-2 Last Meeting: UAB 17, Memphis 14 (Oct. 27, 2001; Memphis, TN)

Pos. Ht. QB 6-2 WR 6-2 FB 5-11 DB 5-11 K 6-1

Wt. Yr. 190 Sr. 180 Sr. 240 So. 185 Jr. 180 So.

2001 Stats & Notes Threw for 727 yds & 4 TDs in "01 Leading receiver with 460 yds Scored six TDs in '01 on 32 atts. Had 3 ints in '01 with 1 TD Made 10-of-15 FGs in '01

Chris Brown Defensive Back

QB Thomas Cox completed 50-of-115 pass attempts for 727 and four touchdowns in 2001.

SID OFFICE CONTACTS SID Office Phone: 205-934-0722 SID Fax: 205-934-7505 Sports Information Director/Football Contact (Home): Norm Reilly (205-936-1793) e-mail Address: nreilly@uab.edu Mailing Address: 617 13th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294-1160 Press Box Phone: TBA

Web Site: www.blazers.uab.edu

TOP RETURNEES Name Thomas Cox Willie Quinnie Kendal Gibson Dio Hill Nick Hayes

Watson Brown Head Coach

GAME NOTES The series between the two teams is tied at 2-2... UAB defeated Memphis 17-14 in Memphis in 2001 and has now won the last two meetings ... The Tiger defense held UAB to 61 yards passing in last year's contest ... Tiger tight end Jeff Cameron had his first career touchdown reception against UAB in 2001 ... Memphis has a 1-1 record vs UAB at Legion Field. 97


Louisville 6 GAME

October 8 ● 7 PM (ESPN2) ● Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium ● Memphis, TN

2001 CARDINALS RESULTS ( 11-2 ) NEW MEXICO STATE at Kentucky WESTERN CAROLINA at Illinois MEMPHIS COLORADO STATE SOUTHERN MISS at Cincinnati at Tulane HOUSTON at East Carolina at TCU vs BYU* *AXA/ Liberty Bowl

W W W L W W W W W W W L W

45-24 36-10 31-7 10-34 38-21 7-2 24-14 28-13 52-7 34-10 39-34 22-37 28-10

2002 CARDINALS SCHEDULE Sept. 1 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 26 Oct. 8 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 9 Nov. 14 Nov. 23 Nov. 30

KENTUCKY at Duke at Colorado State at Army FLORIDA STATE at Memphis TCU EAST CAROLINA CINCINNATI at Southern Miss UAB at Houston

Location: Louisville, KY Enrollment: 22,000 Conference: Conference USA Nickname: Cardinals School Colors: Red & Black Stadium: Papa John's Cardinal Stadium Capacity: 42,000 Playing Surface: Grass President: Dr. Carol Garrison (interim) Athletic Director: Tom Jurich Head Coach: John L. Smith Smith's record at UL: 34-15 (4 yrs) Smith's overall record: 103-54 (13 yrs) Assistant Coaches: Danny Hope (Asst. Head Coach/OL), John Pettas (Offensive Coordinator/QB), Chris Smeland (Defensive Coordinator/Safeties), Mike Cox (LB), Paul Haynes (CB), Steve Stripling (DL), Charles Chandler (RB), Jim McElwain (WR), Greg Nord (TE) Offensive Formation: One-Back Defensive Formation: 4-3 Flex Lettermen Returning: 44 Lettermen Lost: 17 Offensive Starters Returning: 5 Defensive Starters Returning: 10 All-Star Candidates: QB Dave Ragone, DE Dewayne White, TE Ronnie Ghent, DB Anthony Floyd Newcomers to Watch: WR James Taylor, OL Jerry Spencer, OL Edrick Contreras, WR Broderick Clark, DB Jon Gannon, WR Greg Tinch Key Losses: WR Deion Branch, WR Zek Parker, RB Tony Stallings, DE Michael Josiah, OG Aaron Dardzinski, LB Jeremy Freitag 2001 Record: 11-2 2001 C-USA Record: 6-1 2001 C-USA Finish: 1st Series vs Memphis: UL leads series 18-19-0 Last Meeting: Louisville 38, Memphis 21 (Sept. 29, 2001; Louisville, KY)

Wt. 250 205 277 200 195

Yr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr.

2001 Stats & Notes C-USA Offensive Player of the Yr. 34 recpts. for 330 yards in '01 C-USA Def. Player of Year '01 107 tackles in 2001 Has 17 career interceptions

DeWayne White Defensive End

QB Dave Ragone threw for 3,056 yards in leading Louisville to the 2001 AXA/Liberty Bowl.

SID OFFICE CONTACTS SID Office Phone: 502-852-6581 SID Fax: 502-852-7401 Sports Information Director/Football Contact (Home): Andy Knapick (502-5232976) e-mail Address: ajknap01@louisville.edu Mailing Address: Student Activities Center, Floyd & Brandeis Streets, Louisville, KY 40292 Press Box Phone: 502-852-6793 Web Site: www.UofLSports.com

GAME NOTES

TOP RETURNEES Name Pos. Ht. Dave Ragone QB 6-4 Ronnie Ghent TE 5-11 DeWayne White DE 6-3 Curry Burns S 6-1 Anthony Floyd S 5-10

John L. Smith Head Coach

Louisville leads the Memphis series at 19-18 ... The last five games in the series have been decided by 25 total points ... QB Danny Wimprine became the Tigers' starter after last year's UL game ... Louisville won the last meeting between the two schools 38-21 ... The Cardinals have won the last three meetings and eight of the last nine contests. 98


Mississippi State 7 GAME

October 19 ● 7 PM ● Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium ● Memphis, TN

2001 BULLDOG RESULTS ( 3-8 ) MEMPHIS SOUTH CAROLINA at Florida FLORIDA at Auburn TROY STATE LSU KENTUCKY at Alabama at Arkansas MISSISSIPPI BRIGHAM YOUNG

W L L L L L L W L L W L

30-10 14-16 0-52 47-35 14-16 9-21 0-42 17-14 17-24 21-24 36-28 38-41

2002 BULLDOG SCHEDULE Aug. 31 Sept. 14 Sept. 19 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23 Nov. 28

at Oregon JACKSONVILLE STATE AUBURN (ESPN) at LSU at South Carolina TROY STATE at Memphis KENTUCKY at Alabama TENNESSEE ARKANSAS at MISSISSIPPI (ESPN)

Location: Starkville, MS Enrollment: 16,878 Conference: Southeastern (West) Nickname: Bulldogs School Colors: Maroon & White Stadium: Davis Wade Stadium @ Scott Field Capacity: 52,884 Playing Surface: Prescription Athletic Turf President: Dr. J. Charles Lee Athletic Director: Larry Templeton Head Coach: Jackie Sherrill Sherrill's record at MSU: 70-56-2 (11 years) Sherrill's overall record: 175-101-4 (24 years) Assistant Coaches: Sparky Woods (Offensive Coordinator/QB), Glenn Davis (RB), Carroll McCray (OL), Joe Lee Dunn (Defensive Coordinator/DE), Terry Lewis (OL/TE), John Hendrick (DL), Curley Hallman (DB), Craig Stump (WR), Jim Tompkins (Assistant Head Coach/LB) Offensive Formation: Multiple I Defensive Formation: "50" Lettermen Returning: 55 Lettermen Lost: 18 Offensive Starters Returning: 8 Defensive Starters Returning: 7 All-Star Candidates: LB Mario Haggan, FS Josh Morgan, OT Derrick Thompson, DB Korey Banks, FL Justin Jenkins Newcomers to Watch: Marvin Byrdsong, Tee Milons, Jerious Norwood, Derljuan Robinson, Darren Williams Key Losses: QB Wayne Madkin, DT Dorsett Davis 2001 Record: 3-8 2001 SEC Record: 2-6 2001 SEC Finish: 6th in SEC West Series vs Memphis: MSU leads 29-11-0 Last Meeting: Mississippi State 30, Memphis 10 (Sept. 3, 2001; Starkville, MS)

Kevin Fant Dontae Walker Justin Jenkins Mario Haggan Josh Margan

Pos.

Ht. Wt.

QB 6-2 RB 5-10 WR 6-1 LB 6-3 FS 6-1

212 225 214 253 199

Yr. 2001 Stats & Notes Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr.

Threw for 1352 yds & 8 TDs in '01 Rushed for 548 yds & 5 TDs in '01 Led Bullies with 42 catches for 661 in '01 Had 95 tackles & 4 QB sacks in '01 Had 79 tackles and two ints in '01

Josh Morgan Free Safety

Senior LB Mario Haggan led Mississippi State in tackles during the 2001 season with 95 and added four sacks.

SID OFFICE CONTACTS SID Office Phone: 662-325-2703 SID Fax: 662-325-2563 Sports Information Director/Football Contact (Home): Mike Nemeth (662-323-

7780) e-mail: nemeth@athletics.msstate.com Mailing Address: PO Box 5308, Mississippi

State, MS 39762 Press Box Phone: 662-325-3776 Web Site: www.mstateathletics.com

GAME NOTES

TOP RETURNEES Name

Jackie Sherrill Head Coach

The Tigers and Bulldogs will be meeting for the 41st time in the series ... The past four games have been played on national televison ... The Bulldogs have won the last eight meetings between the two schools ... The Tigers have played Mississippi State 12 times in their season opener ... Memphis last win over Mississippi State came in the 1993 season when Steve Matthews led the Tigers to a 45-35 victory in Starkville.

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OPPONENTS

Cincinnati 8 GAME

October 26 ● 1 PM ● Nippert Stadium ● Cincinnati, OH

2001 BEARCAT RESULTS ( 7-5 )

PURDUE at Army at Miami (Ohio) TULANE at UAB at Houston LOUISVILLE CONNECTICUT EAST CAROLINA at Memphis LOUISIANA-MONROE Toledo * *Motor City Bowl

L W L W W W L W L W W L

14-19 24-21 14-21 46-33 31-17 29-28 13-28 45-28 26-28 36-34 42-10 16-23

2002 BEARCAT SCHEDULE Sept. 2 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23 Nov. 30

TCU WEST VIRGINIA OHIO STATE at Temple MIAMI (Ohio) at Tulane at Southern Miss MEMPHIS at East Carolina at Louisville HOUSTON at Hawaii UAB

Location: Cincinnati, OH Enrollment: 34,000 Conference: Conference USA Nickname: Bearcats School Colors: Red & Black Stadium: Nippert Stadium Capacity: 35,000 Playing Surface: FieldTurf Pro President: Dr. Joseph Steger Athletic Director: Bob Goin Head Coach: Rick Minter Minter's record at UC: 41-49-1 (8 years) Minter's overall record: 41-49-1 (8 years) Assistant Coaches: Rusty Burns (Offensive Coordinator), A.J. Christoff (Defensive Coordinator), Jeff Filkovski (QB), Mark Criner (LB), Amos Jones (RB), Dino Dawson (DB), Stacy Searels (OL),Phil Dorn (TE), Tracy Rocker (DL) Offensive Formation: Pro Set Defensive Formation: 4-3 Lettermen Returning: 40 Lettermen Lost: 21 Offensive Starters Returning: 8 Defensive Starters Returning: 8 All-Star Candidates: DE Antwan Peek, K Jonathan Ruffin, WR LaDaris Vann Newcomers to Watch: RB Richard Hall, DB James Julian, OT Anthony Colton, OG Joe Yakovac, WR Charlie Vample Key Losses: OT Shawn Murphy, OG DeWayne Johnston, RB Ray Jackson, DT Kirk Thompson, LB Lewis Carter, DB LaVar Glover, P Adam Wulfeck 2001 Record: 7-5 2001 Conference Record: 5-2 2001 Conference Finish: T2nd Series vs Memphis: UM leads 17-10-0 Last Meeting: Cincinnati 36, Memphis 34 (Nov. 24, 2001; Memphis, TN)

TOP RETURNEES Name Pos. Ht. Wt. DeMarco McCleskey RB 5-11 215 Gino Giudugli QB 6-3 215 LaDaris Vann WR 5-9 202 Antwan Peek DB 6-2 244 Jonathan Ruffin K 5-10 185

Yr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr.

Rick Minter Head Coach

Antwan Peek Defensive End

WR LaDarius Vann was a 1st team Conference USA selection after catching 73 passes for 902 yards in '01.

SID OFFICE CONTACTS SID Office Phone: 513-556-5191 SID Fax: 513-556-0619 Sports Information Director (Home): Brian McCann (513-481-5002) e-mail: Brian.McCann@uc.Edu Mailing Address: 309 Laurence Hall; P.O. Box 210021; Univ. of Cincinnati; Cincinnati, OH 45221 Press Box Phone: 513-556-1010 Web Site: www.UCBearcats.com

GAME NOTES

2001 Stats & Notes Had 765 yds rushing & 7 TDs Threw for 2,573 yards & 16 TDs in '01 Has catches in 32 consecutive games Holds career sack record with 21 2000 Lou Groza Award winner

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Tigers lost to Bearcats 36-34 in Memphis in 2001 ... Game was lost in the final :04 seconds to deny Memphis a bowl bid ... Tigers lead the series 17-10 ... Memphis freshman quarterback Danny Wimprine threw for 295 yards and three TDs vs UC in 2001 ... Memphis last win over Cincicnnati came in 1999 in Nippert Stadium.


Houston 9 GAME

November 2 ● 1 PM ● Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium ● Memphis, TN

2001 COUGAR RESULTS ( 0-11 ) L L L L L L L L L L L

14-21 26-53 17-34 14-28 33-52 31-48 14-58 6-45 10-34 21-43 7-35

2002 COUGAR SCHEDULE Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23 Nov. 30

at Rice TULANE LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE at Texas at TCU at UAB ARMY at Memphis EAST CAROLINA at Cincinnati SOUTH FLORIDA LOUISVILLE

Dana Dimel Head Coach

Rex Hadnot Offensive Guard

OPPONENTS

RICE TEXAS TCU at Army MEMPHIS CINCINNATI at Southern Miss at South Florida at Louisville UAB at Georgia

Location: Houston, TX Enrollment: 30,757 Conference: Conference USA Nickname: Cougars School Colors: Scarlet & White Stadium: John O'Quinn Field/Robertson Stadium Capacity: 32,000 Playing Surface: Natural Grass President: Dr. Arthur K. Smith Athletic Director: Dave Maggard Head Coach: Dana Dimel Dimel's record at UH: 3-19 (2 year) Dimel's overall record: 26-31 (5 years) Assistant Coaches: Dick Bumpus (co-Defensive Coordinator/LB), Dale Peveto (co-Defensive Coordinator/SS), Clancy Barone (co-Offensive Coordinator/OL), Dave Warner (co-Offensive Coordinator/QB), Greg Centilli (TE), Joe Robinson (Special Teams), Frank Hernandez (CB), Travis Pride (WR), Theron Aych (RB) Offensive Formation: One Back Defensive Formation: Four Man Front Lettermen Returning: 45 Lettermen Lost: 26 Offensive Starters Returning: 7 Defensive Starters Returning: 6 All-Star Candidates: DB Hanik Milligan Newcomers to Watch: WR Jon Clark, DB Roland Cola, RB Anthony Evans, DB Levi Gaston, QB Barrick Nealy, LB Damien West Key Losses: WR Orlando Iglesias, QB Kelly Robertson, TE Grover Thompson, OL Darnerius Watson, DT Lee Ingersoll, DB Jason Parker, DB Hamin Milligan 2001 Record: 0-11 2001 Conference Record: 0-7 2001 Conference Finish: 10th Series vs Memphis: UH leads 8-6-0 Last Meeting: Memphis 52, Houston 33 (Oct. 13, 2001, Houston, TX)

WR Brian Robinson had 23 catches for 274 yards and three touchdowns in 2001.

SID OFFICE CONTACTS SID Office Phone: 713-743-9404 SID Fax: 713-743-9411 Sports Information Director (Home): Chris Burkhalter (281-403-7674) e-mail Address: cburkh@uh.edu Mailing Address: Athletics/Alumni Center, 3100 Cullen Blvd., Ste. 2008, Houston, Tx 77004 Press Box Phone: 713-743-0550

Web Site: www.UHcougars.com

TOP RETURNEES Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Joffery Reynolds RB 5-10 215 Brian Robinson WR 6-4 204 Nick Eddy QB 6-4 240 Jermain Woodard DB 5-11 195 Hanik Milligan DB 6-3 215

Yr. Sr. Sr. Jr. So. Sr.

GAME NOTES

2001 Stats & Notes Had 818 yds rushing & 7 TDs in '01 274 receiving yards& 4 TDs in '01 Threw for 1023 yds & 6 TDs in '01 Credited with 78 tackles in '01 Had 174 stops & 2 intercepts in '01

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Memphis played its first overtime game in school history against Houston in 2000 ... The U of M defeated Houston 52-33 in Houston last season marking just the second time the Tigers have won in Houston, TX ... Dante Brown set the Tiger scoring record last season against Housotn with four TDs ... QB Danny Wimprine threw for 216 yards and 2 TDs.


South Florida 10 GAME

November 9 ● 6 PM ● Raymond James Stadium ● Tampa, FL

2001 BULLS RESULTS ( 8-3 )

at Northern Illinois at Pittsburgh at Memphis NORTH TEXAS at Utah CONNECTICUT SOUTHERN UTAH LIBERTY HOUSTON WESTERN ILLINOIS UTAH STATE

L W L W L W W W W W W

17-20 35-26 9-17 28-10 21-52 40-21 42-12 68-37 45-6 48-17 34-13

2002 BULLS SCHEDULE Aug. 29 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23

FLORIDA ATLANTIC NORTHERN ILLINOIS at Arkansas (Little Rock) at Oklahoma at North Texas SOUTHERN MISS at East Carolina CHARLESTONSOUTHERN MEMPHIS BOWLING GREEN at Houston

Location: Tampa, FL Enrollment: 36,000 Conference: Division I-A Independent Nickname: Bulls School Colors: Green & Gold Stadium: Raymond James Stadium Capacity: 41,441 Playing Surface: Natural Grass President: Dr. Judy Genshaft Athletic Director: Lee Roy Selmon Head Coach: Jim Leavitt Leavitt's record at USF: 35-20 (5 years) Leavitt's overall record: 35-20 (5 years) Assistant Coaches: Wally Burnham (Co-Defensive Coordinator/LB), Mike Hobbie (Offensive Coordinator/TE), Greg Frey (OL), Rick Kravitz (Asst. Head Coach; Co-Defensive Coordiantor/DB), Earl Lane (DL), Tom Pajic (WR), Richard Rachel (DE), Leroy Ryals (RB), Rodney Smith (Pass Game Coordinator/QB) Offensive Formation: No Huddle Spread Defensive Formation: 4-3 Lettermen Returning: 56 Lettermen Lost: 10 Offensive Starters Returning: 8 Defensive Starters Returning: 8 All-Star Candidates: QB Marquel Blackwell, LB Kawika Mitchell, C Jimmy Fitts, WR DeAndrew Rubin Newcomers to Watch: RB DeJuan Green, WR Willie Williams Key Losses: OG Jimmy Fitts, OG Matt Sparrowhawk, OT Mike Snellgrove, LB Anthony Williams, DB Bernard Brown, DB Joe Morgan 2001 Record: 8-3 Series vs Memphis: Memphis leads 1-0-0 Last Meeting: Memphis 17, South Florida 9 (Sept. 22, 2001; Memphis, TN)

Pos.

Marquel Blackwell Hugh Smith Huey Whittaker Kawika Mitchell J.R. Reed

Ht. Wt.

QB 6-1 WR 5-10 WR 6-5 LB 6-2 DB 5-11

205 175 225 255 185

Yr. 2001 Stats & Notes Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr.

Threw for 2882 yds & 20 TDs in '01 Had 40 catches for 475 yds in '01 Leading receiver with 548 yds in '01 Had 106 tackles during 2001 season Led Bulls in interceptions with 5 in '01

Marquel Blackwell Quarterback

QB Marquel Blackwell led South Florida to an 8-3 record in 2001.

SID OFFICE CONTACTS SID Office Phone: 813-974-4086 SID Fax: 813-974-5328 Sports Information Director/Football Contact (Home): John Gerdes (813-9714967) e-mail: Gerdes@admin.usf.edu Mailing Address: 4202 East Fowler Ave., PED 214, Tampa, FL 33620 Press Box Phone: 813-350-6225 website: www.GoUSFBulls.com

GAME NOTES

TOP RETURNEES Name

Jim Leavitt Head Coach

This year marks the second meeting in the series between Memphis and South Florida ... Memphis won last year's game 17-9 in Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium ... USF began playing collegiate football with the 1997 season and has recorded four straight winning seasons ... South Florida, a member of Conference USA in all other sports, becomes a football playing member of the league in 2003. 102


Army 11 GAME

November 23 ● 1 PM ● Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium ● Memphis, TN

2001 BLACK KNIGHTS RESULTS ( 3-8 )

CINCINNATI at UAB at Boston College HOUSTON EAST CAROLINA at TCU TULANE at Air Force BUFFALO at Memphis Navy (Philadelphia)

L L L W L L W L L L W

21-24 3-55 10-31 28-14 26-49 20-38 42-35 24-34 19-26 10-42 26-17

2002 BLACK KNIGHTS SCHEDULE Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23 Dec. 7

HOLY CROSS at Rutgers LOUISVILLE SOUTHERN MISS at East Carolina TCU at Houston UAB AIR FORCE at Tulane at Memphis NAVY (East Rutherford, NJ)

Location: West Point, NY Enrollment: 4,000 Conference: Conference USA Nickname: Black Knights, Cadets School Colors: Black, Gold & Gray Stadium: Michie Stadium Capacity: 39,929 Playing Surface: AstroPlay Superintendent: Lt. Gen. William Lennox,Jr Athletic Director: Rick Greenspan Head Coach: Todd Berry Berry's record at Army: 4-18 (2 years) Berry's overall record: 28-42-0 (7 years) Assistant Coaches: Dennis Therrell (Defensive Coordinator/DB), John Bond (Offensive Coordinator/QB), Harold Etheridge (OL), Chip Garber (ILB), John Mumford (DL), Travis Niekamp (TE), Jody Sears (CB), Junior Smith (RB), Tucker Waugh (WR), Derrick Jackson (DE), Tom Jordan (OL), Marquis Mosley (WR), Jimmy Gonzales (Dir./Football Operations) Offensive Formation: One-Back Multiple Defensive Formation: 4-4 Lettermen Returning: 38 Lettermen Lost: 34 Offensive Starters Returning: 6 Defensive Starters Returning: 5 All-Star Candidates: DE Odene Brathwaite, OG Aaron Burger, WR Aris Comeaux, RB Ardell Daniels, LB Jason Frazier, DE Clarence Holmes Newcomers to Watch: RB Marcellus Chapman, WR Aaron Alexander, DE Keenan Beasley Key Losses: WR Omari Thompson, WR Brian Bruenton, TE Clint Dodson, QB Chad Jenkins, LB Ben Woodruff, LB Brian Zickefoose, DB Brent Dial 2001 Record: 3-8-0 2001 C-USA Record: 2-5 2001 C-USA Finish: 8th Series vs Memphis: Memphis leads 3-1-0 Last Meeting: Memphis 42, Army 10 (Nov. 23, 2001; Memphis, TN)

TOP RETURNEES Name C.J. Young Josh Holden Aris Comeaux Jason Frazier

Pos. Ht. Wt. RB 5-10 201 RB 6-1 215 WR 6-0 200 LB 6-0 243

Yr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr.

2001 Stats & Notes Led Army in rushing with 556 yds & 9 TDs Had 515 yds rushing in 2001 Had 505 yds and 5 TDs in 2001 Credited with 99 tackles in 2001

Todd Berry Head Coach

Clarence Holmes Defensive End

Senior wide receiver Aris Comeaux had 35 pass receptions, five for touchdowns during the 2001 season.

SID OFFICE CONTACTS SID Office Phone: 845-938-3303 SID Fax: 845-446-2556 Sports Information Director/Football Contact (Home): Bob Beretta (845-783-6685) e-mail: yr7587@usma.edu Mailing Address: 639 Howard Road, West Point, NY 10996 Press Box Phone: TBA Web Site: www.goarmysports.com

GAME NOTES Memphis leads the football series with Army 3-1 having won 42-10 last year in Liberty Bowl Stadium ... Quarterback Danny Wimprine's four touchdown passes vs Army in 2001 tied the Memphis record for TD passes in a game ... Antoine Harden's 109 yards receiving vs Army in 2001 was a career high as was his two TD receptions. 103


TCU 12 GAME

November 30 ● 2 PM ● Amon G. Carter Stadium ● Forth Worth, TX

2001 HORNED FROG RESULTS ( 6-6 )

at Nebraska L at North Texas W at SMU W NORTHWESTERN ST. L at Houston W at Tulane L ARMY W EAST CAROLINA L at UAB L LOUISVILLE W at Southern Miss W Texas A&M * L *galleryfurniture.com Bowl

7-21 19-5 38-10 24-27 (OT) 34-17 22-48 38-20 30-37 17-38 37-22 14-12 9-28

2002 HORNED FROGS SCHEDULE Sept. 2 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 30 Nov. 9 Nov. 23 Nov. 30

at Cincinnati at Northwestern SMU NORTH TEXAS HOUSTON at Army at Louisville SOUTHERN MISS TULANE at East Carolina MEMPHIS

Location: Fort Worth, TX Enrollment: 8,066 Conference: Conference USA Nickname: Horned Frogs School Colors: Purple & White Stadium: Amon G. Carter Stadium Capacity: 44,008 Playing Surface: Natural Grass Chancellor: Michael Ferrari Athletic Director: Eric Hyman Head Coach: Gary Patterson Patterson's record at TCU: 6-7-0 (1 year) Patterson's overall record: 6-7-0 (1 year) Assistant Coaches: Mike Schultz (Offensive Coordinator/RB), David Bailiff (Defensive Coordinator/DL), Dick Winder (QB), Eddie Williamson (Assistant Head Coach/OL), Jarrett Anderson (WR), Dan Sharp (Special Teams/TE), Kyle Nystrom (LB), Willie Mack Garza (CB), Chad Glasgow (Safties) Offensive Formation: Multiple Defensive Formation: 4-2-5 Lettermen Returning: 48 Lettermen Lost: 13 Offensive Starters Returning: 7 Defensive Starters Returning: 6 All-Star Candidates: LB LaMarcus McDonald, WR Adrian Madise, KR LaTarence Dunbar Newcomers to Watch: RB Kenny Hayter, DL Earl Anderson Key Losses: OG Victor Payne, TE Matt Schobel, LB Chad Bayer, DE Joe Hill, DE Chad McCarty, WS Charlie Owens, CB Bo Springfield 2001 Record: 6-6 2001 Conference Record: 4-3 2001 Conference Finish: T5th Series vs Memphis: First meeting

Yr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr.

John Turntine Defensive Tackle

Wide receiver Adrian Madise had over 800 yards in pass receptions and scored five touchdowns for TCU in 2001.

SID OFFICE CONTACTS SID Office Phone: 817-257-7969 SID Fax: 817-257-7964 Sports Information Director/Football Contact (Home): Steve Fink (817-263-4698) e-mail: S.Fink@tcu.edu Mailing Address: Box 297600; Fort Worth, TX 76129 Web Site: www.gofrogs.com

GAME NOTES

TOP RETURNEES Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Adrian Madise WR 6-0 206 LaTarence Dunbar W R 5-11 191 Ricky Madison RB 5-10 200 Kenneth Hilliard DB 6-2 205 LaMarcus McDonald LB 6-1 230

Gary Patterson Head Coach

This year's game between Memphis and TCU marks the first meeting of the two schools in football ... The Tigers have never played a football game in Forth Worth, Texas ... TCU became a member of Conference USA in 2001 and participated in one of the C-USA bowl games last season.

2001 Stats & Notes Led team with 819 yds receiving in '01 Had 529 yds & 3 TDs in 2001 Had over 600 yds rushing last year Credited with 82 tackles & 2 int. in '01 Recorded 80 tackles in 2001

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Series Records MURRAY STATE

MISSISSIPPI (W-8, L-40, T-2) Year Site 1921 Oxford 1934 Oxford 1935 Oxford 1939 Oxford 1940 Oxford 1942 Oxford 1949 Memphis 1950 Memphis 1951 Memphis 1952 Memphis 1954 Memphis 1955 Memphis 1956 Memphis 1958 Memphis 1959 Oxford 1960 Memphis 1962 Memphis 1963 Memphis 1964 Oxford 1965 Memphis 1966 Memphis 1967 Memphis 1968 Memphis 1969 Oxford 1970 Memphis 1971 Memphis 1972 Memphis 1973 Jackson 1974 Memphis 1976 Memphis 1977 Jackson 1978 Jackson 1979 Memphis 1980 Oxford 1981 Memphis 1982 Oxford 1983 Memphis

Score 0-82 0-44 0-92 7-46 7-38 0-48 7-40 7-39 0-32 6-54 0-51 6-39 0-26 0-17 0-43 20-31 7-21 0-0 0-30 14-34 0-13 27-17 7-21 3-28 13-47 21-49 29-34 17-13 15-7 21-16 3-7 7-14 34-38 7-61 3-7 10-27 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 UM Record in Memphis: 6-22-2 UM Record in Oxford: 1-15 UM Record in Jackson: 1-4 West vs Mississippi: 0-0-0 Cutcliffe vs UM: 1-0 Longest UM win streak: 3 (1973-76) Longest Mississippi win streak: 17 (1921-62)

SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI (W-17, L-34, T-1) Year Site 1935 Memphis 1936 Hattiesburg 1952 Hattiesburg 1953 Memphis 1954 Hattiesburg 1955 Memphis 1956 Hattiesburg 1957 Memphis 1958 Hattiesburg 1959 Memphis 1960 Hattiesburg 1961 Memphis 1962 Memphis 1963 Jackson 1964 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 Hattiesburg 1988 1989 Memphis 1990 Hattiesburg 1991 Memphis 1992 Hattiesburg 1993 Memphis 1994 Hattiesburg 1995 Memphis

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Score 0-12 0-25 20-27 27-13 21-34 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

1996 Hattiesburg 0-16 1997 Memphis 18-42 1998 Hattiesburg 3-45 1999 Memphis 5-20 2000 Hattiesburg 3-24 2001 Memphis 22-17 UM Record in Memphis: 13-16-0 UM Record in Hattiesburg: 2-16-0 UM Record in Jackson: 2-2-1 West vs USM: 1-0-0 Bower vs UM: 8-3-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 6 (1966-71) Longest USM Win Streak: 7 (1994-00) Longest UC Win Streak: 3 (1980-82)

TULANE (W-11, L-11, T-1) Year Site Score 1954 New Orleans 13-13 1976 New Orleans 14-7 1977 Memphis 27-9 1978 New Orleans 24-41 1980 New Orleans 16-21 1981 Memphis 7-24 1982 New Orleans 10-17 1983 Memphis 28-25 1984 New Orleans 9-14 1985 Memphis 38-21 1986 New Orleans 6-15 1987 Memphis 45-36 1988 New Orleans 19-20 1989 New Orleans 34-38 1990 Memphis 21-14 1992 New Orleans 62-20 1994 Memphis 13-0 1995 New Orleans 23-8 1996 Memphis 17-10 1997 New Orleans 14-26 1998 Memphis 31-41 1999 New Orleans 49-7 2000 Memphis 14-37 UM Record in Memphis: 7-3 UM Record in New Orleans: 4-8-1 West vs Tulane: 0-0-0 Scelfo vs UM: 1-1 Longest UM Win Streak: 5 (1990-96) Longest Tulane Win Streak: 4 (1978-82)

UAB (W-2, L-2, T-0) Year Site Score 1997 Memphis 28-7 1999 Birmingham 38-14 2000 Birmingham 9-13 2001 Memphis 14-17 UM Record in Memphis: 1-1-0 UM Record in Birmingham: 1-1-0 West vs UAB: 0-1-0 Brown vs UM: 2-7 Longest UM Win Streak: 2 (1997-99) Longest UAB Win Streak: 2 (2000-01)

LOUISVILLE (W-18, L-19, T-0) Year Site 1948 Memphis 1952 Memphis 1961 Louisville 1962 Memphis

Score 13-7 29-25 28-13 49-0

SERIES RECORDS

(W-9, L-9, T-3) Year Site Score 1924 Murray 0-0 1927 Murray 14-14 1928 Memphis 0-40 1929 Murray 27-13 1930 Memphis 10-0 1931 Murray 2-28 1932 Memphis 2-6 1936 Memphis 6-20 1937 Murray 0-19 1940 Murray 6-35 1941 Murray 6-31 1942 Memphis 21-0 1947 Murray 7-14 1948 Memphis 14-26 1949 Murray 34-6 1950 Murray 23-6 1952 Memphis 34-7 1953 Murray 20-0 1954 Memphis 34-6 1955 Murray 20-7 1985 Memphis 14-14 UM Record in Memphis: 4-4-1 UM Record in Murray: 5-5-2 West vs. Murray State: first meeting Pannunzio vs. UM: 0-1-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 6 (1949-55) Longest MSU Win Streak: 6 (1931-41)

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Series Records 1963 Louisville 1964 Memphis 1968 Louisville 1969 Memphis 1970 Louisville 1971 Memphis 1972 Louisville 1973 Memphis 1974 Louisville 1975 Memphis 1976 Louisville 1977 Memphis 1978 Louisville 1979 Memphis 1980 Louisville 1981 Memphis 1982 Memphis 1983 Louisville 1986 Louisville 1987 Memphis 1988 Louisville 1989 Memphis 1990 Louisville 1991 Memphis 1992 Louisville 1993 Memphis 1994 Louisville 1995 Memphis 1996 Louisville 1997 Memphis 1998 Louisville 1999 Memphis 2001 Louisville UM Record in Memphis: 11-8-0 UM Record in Louisville: 7-11-0 West vs Louisville: 0-1-0 Smith vs UM: 3-0-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 8 (1948-69) Longest UL Win Streak: 5 (1992-96)

25-0 34-0 44-14 69-16 27-40 20-26 0-17 28-21 16-10 41-7 26-14 13-14 29-22 10-6 14-38 7-14 19-38 45-7 8-34 43-8 18-29 10-40 17-19 35-7 15-16 28-54 10-6 7-17 10-13 21-20 32-35 31-32 21-38

MISSISSIPPI STATE (W-11, L-28, T-0) Year Site 1951 Memphis 1953 Memphis 1954 Starkville 1955 Starkville 1957 Starkville 1958 Starkville 1959 Starkville 1960 Starkville 1961 Memphis 1962 Starkville 1963 Memphis 1965 Memphis 1974 Memphis 1975 Memphis 1976* Memphis 1977 Memphis 1978 Memphis 1979 Jackson 1980 Memphis 1981 Jackson 1982 Memphis 1983 Starkville 1984 Memphis 1985 Starkville 1986 Memphis 1987 Starkville 1988 Memphis 1989 Starkville 1990 Memphis 1991 Starkville 1992 Memphis 1993 Starkville 1994 Memphis

Score 20-27 6-34 7-27 0-33 6-10 6-28 23-28 0-21 16-23 28-7 17-10 33-13 28-29 7-17 33-42 21-13 14-44 14-13 7-34 3-20 17-41 30-13 23-12 28-31 17-34 6-9 31-10 10-35 23-27 28-23 16-20 45-35 6-17

1995 Starkville 18-28 1996 Memphis 10-31 1997 Starkville 10-13 1998 Memphis 6-14 1999 Starkville 10-13 2000 Memphis 3-17 Starkville 10-30 2001 UM Record in Memphis: * 6-16 UM Record in Starkville: 4-13 UM Record in Jackson: 1-1 West vs Mississippi State: 0-1-0 Sherrill vs Memphis: 9-2-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 3 (1962-65) Longest Miss. State Win Streak: 9 (1951-61) *MSU win later forfeited by the NCAA CINCINNATI (W-17, L-10, T-0) Year Site Score 1966 Memphis 26-14 1967 Memphis 17-0 1969 Cincinnati 52-6 1970 Memphis 14-10 1971 Cincinnati 45-21 1972 Memphis 29-24 1973 Cincinnati 17-13 1974 Memphis 13-7 1975 Cincinnati 3-13 1978 Memphis 14-34 1979 Memphis 23-17 1980 Cincinnati 10-14 1981 Cincinnati 7-38 1982 Memphis 7-16 1983 Cincinnati 43-10 1984 Memphis 47-7 1989 Cincinnati 34-17 1992 Memphis 34-14 1993 Cincinnati 20-23 1994 Memphis 26-3 1995 Cincinnati 28-3 1996 Memphis 18-16 1997 Cincinnati 17-20 1998 Memphis 41-24 1999 Cincinnati 21-13 2000 Memphis 10-13 (ot) 2001 Memphis 34-36 UM Record in Memphis: 11-4 UM Record in Cincinnati: 6-6 West vs Cincinnati: 0-1-0 Minter vs UM: 4-4 Longest UM Win Streak: 8 (1966-74)

HOUSTON (W-6, L-8, T-0) 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 UM Record in Memphis: 4-3-0 UM Record in Houston: 2-5-0 West vs Houston: 1-0-0 Dimel vs UM: 1-1-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 2 (1963-66) & (1975-78) Longest Houston Win Streak: 5 (1967-74)

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SOUTH FLORIDA (W-1, L-0, T-0) Year Site 2001 Memphis UM Record in Memphis: 1-0-0 UM Record in Tampa: 0-0-0 West vs. South Florida: 1-0-0 Leavitt vs. UM: 0-1-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 1 (2001) Longest USF Win Streak: 0

Score 17-9

ARMY (W-3, L-1, T-0) Year Site Score 1985 West Point 7-49 1999 Memphis 14-10 2000 West Point 26-16 2001 Memphis 42-10 UM Record in Memphis: 2-0-0 UM Record in West Point: 1-1-0 West vs Army: 1-0-0 Berry vs UM: 0-2 Longest UM Win Streak: 3 (1999-2001) Longest Army Win Streak: 1 (1985)

TCU (W-0, L-0, T-0) Year Site Score 2002 Fort Worth 1st meeting UM Record in Memphis: 0-0-0 UM Record in West Point: 0-0-0 West vs TCU: 0-0-0 Patterson vs UM: 0-0 Longest UM Win Streak: first meeting Longest TCU Win Streak: first meeting

WR Antoine Harden led the Tiger receivers with 589 yards in 2001. He will play a key role in the Tiger's "spread" offense this fall.


'01 REVIEW


'01 REVIEW INSIDE THIS SECTION

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MISSISSIPPISTATE UT-CHATTANOOGA SOUTH FLORIDA LOUISVILLE SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI HOUSTON EAST CAROLINA UAB TENNESSEE ARMY CINCINNATI 2001 FINAL STATISTICS 2001 SUPERLATIVES MISCELLANEOUS STATS GAME-BY-GAME STATS 2001 KEY DEPARTURES 2001 DIARY


Mississippi State Starkville, MS - It came down to just a pair of plays in 19th-ranked Mississippi State’s 30-10 win over Memphis to open the season Labor Day night. MSU quarterback Wayne Madkin tossed a pass in the backfield to Dicenzo Miller who raced 51 yards for the Bulldogs’ first score, c u t t i n g Memphis’s lead to 10-7 with 4:34 Scott Field to play in third Starkville, MS quarter. Then, on Memphis’s ensuSept. 3, 2001 ing possession, U Att. 45,662 of M punter James Gaither had a punt blocked by MSU’s Curtis Stowers and returned six yards by Nathan Jackson for a touchdown which gave the Bulldogs a 14-10 lead with 1:37 remaining in the quarter. The two plays swayed the momentum of a Memphis team who held a 3-0 lead at halftime and jumped out to a 100 lead sparked by a gem of a defensive play by the Tigers early in the third quarter. In addition to having a kick blocked, Gaither also mishandled a snap on another punt and tossed an incomplete pass, giving Mississippi State the ball at the Tiger 32 earlier in the quarter. On first down following the special teams’ miscue, Madkin tossed a pass to Justin Jenkins on a crossing pattern. Jenkins would cut up the sideline for what appeared to be a big gain but the ball would pop loose on a Dernice Wherry lick inside the 10. Glenn Sumter, who had 11 tackles to lead the Tigers, would take the ball from midair and race back down the sideline for 73 yards to the MSU 20. After a two-yard run by Dante Brown, Anglin hooked up with a wide-open Bunkie Perkins in the corner of the end zone on a play-action pass for a touchdown. Ryan White’s point-after gave Memphis a 10-0 lead with 10:44 to play in the third quarter. Following the score, Memphis forced a short offensive series for Mississippi State starting with a first-down sack of Madkin for a five-yard loss by Albert Means. But after that stop, Mississippi State would roll off 27-unanswered points. Madkin finished the night completing 12 of 21 passes

1 Game

for 174 yards and two touchdowns while Miller would carry 12 times for 108 yards and a touchdown while accounting for 59 receiving yards. After taking a 14-10 lead, the Bulldogs would go to the ground and put together a 53-yard, 10-play drive culminating with a six-yard Miller touchdown scamper. MSU would run on nine of the 10 plays during the series and convert a pair of third-down plays including a 12-yard run by Dontae Walker to move the ball inside the 10. Leading 21-10, Mississippi State would add a 22yard touchdown pass from Madkin to Jenkins in the corner of the end zone while place kicker John Michael Marlin would connect on a 24-yard field goal. Mississippi State was penalized five times for 61 yards to the Tigers’ three times for 25 yards in the first half but after the break, the Tigers were whistled for eight penalties for 46 yards. Memphis managed 162 yards of total offense – 86 rushing and 76 passing – while Mississippi State racked up 353 yards of offense, 202 in the second half. The U of M would take a 3-0 lead on a 33-yard Ryan White field goal with 4:13 to play in the first half. The Tigers’ first points capped a nine-play, 49-yard drive. The big play of the series was a 31-yard pass from Anglin to Perkins with the U of M facing a third-and-one from MSU 45. Mississippi State’s defense would hold the Tigers to a total of three yards on their next two carries before Jeremiah Bonds was stopped for a five-yard loss on an Anglin pass. Mississippi State looked as if it would answer the scoring drive with one of its own to end the half. Starting from their own 20, the Bulldogs would get a 16-yard run from Miller on second-and-two and later a pass interference call on the Tigers would give Mississippi State a first down at the Memphis 36. After a pair of pass incompletions, Madkin fumbled on third-and-one at the U of M 27 and DeMorrio Shank recovered for the Tigers with 1:09 remaining in the half. Memphis had an opportunity to jump on the Bulldogs in the first quarter. On its second series, the U of M drove from its own 42 to inside the Mississippi State 15. The drive was sustained by a pass interference call on the Bulldogs on a first-and-10 pass from Anglin to Ryan Johnson. The foul moved the ball to the MSU 22. Sugar Sanders picked up two yards and the Tigers faced third-and-five after a three-yard run by Dante Brown. Anglin gained four yards on third down but facing fourth-and-one from the 13, Anglin was stopped at the line of scrimmage by defensive end Conner Stephens. After relinquishing the balls on downs, Memphis’s defense went right back to keeping the pressure on the Bulldogs. U of M defensive lineman Kenyun Glover sacked Madkin for a 10-yard loss on first down and MSU would later have to punt out of its end zone.

MEMPHIS SCORING SUMMARY

Memphis Miss State

0 0

3 0

7 14

0 16

10 30

UM (4:13 re 2nd) White 33 FG UM (10:44 re 3rd) Perkins 18 pass from Anglin (White kick) MSU (4:34 re 3rd) Miller 51 pass from Madkin (Marlin kick) MSU (1:37 re 3rd) Jackson 6-yard blocked punt return (Marlin kick) MSU (10:18 re 4th) Miller 6 run (Marlin kick) MSU (8:32 re 4th) Jenkins 22 pass from Madkin (kick failed) MSU (5:40 re 4th) Marlin 24 FG TEAM STATS