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University of Memphis 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 J. Murphy

The University of Memphis has the highest academic entrance requirements of any public fouryear institution in the state of Tennessee or the MidSouth. 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 Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, first profes-

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.

sional, 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 Michael D. Rose Theatre Lecture Hall, the new University Center Bookstore, The Larry O. Finch Center 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 the 20th 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


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The Ned R. McWherter Library houses over one million books and is fully computerized.

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.  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.

University Facts President: Dr. Shirley C. 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 Speech-Language 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 25 Chairs of Excellence, more than any other single campus in the state. The Chairs of Excellence are occupied by leading scholars in fields ranging from molecular biology and biomedical engineering to accountancy, nursing, law,

 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 96 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) All-Pro player for NFL’s St. Louis Rams Keith Butler (B.S., 1989) Linebacker Coach for NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers 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 Eric Jerome Dickey (B.S.E.T, 1983) national best-selling author 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 Dean Jernigan Chairman/CEO of Storage USA 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. Vickie Roman Palmer (M.B.A., 1980) Vice Pres. & Treas., Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. Elliot Perry (B.B.A., 1991) Former player for NBA’s Phoenix Suns Ann L. Pugh (J.D., 1975) Judge, Shelby County General Sessions Court Michael Mickey Robinson (B.B.A..1968) President/CEO of Footstar, Inc. William Sanderson (B.B.A.,1968,JD,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) Former U.S. Senator from Tennessee & Actor Pat Kerr Tigrett (B.F.A., 1963) International fashion designer 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


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FedEx Technology Institute

Michael D. Rose Theatre Lecture Hall

The University of Memphis campus has undergone a transformation over the past 24-months. Several new buildings and schools of study now offer students more and varied opportunities for the future.

Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management

Student Plaza


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The clock and bell tower, which are part of the V. Lane Rawlins Services Court Building, are located in the center of the Memphis campus.

Wilder Tower

Time Circle


The Academic Center The University of Memphis’ Center for Athletic Academic Services (CAAS) is dedicated to the academic and personal development of all Tiger student-athletes. Their mission is to provide support services to ensure that U of M student-athletes sucDr. Joseph Luckey, Director ceed in the classroom and obtain undergraduate degrees. The services include orientation programs, tutoring, mentoring, academic counseling, study hall and academic advising. In March 2002, vast improvements were beginning to take place in the CAAS. At that time, Dr. Joe Luckey, took over the staff after spending the previous 10 years at Austin Peay State. Dr. Luckey, who was nationally recognized for his outstanding leadership in 1999, came to Memphis with a vision. In just one short year, Dr. Luckey has recruited five new staff members, has instituted new academic programs, designed and inspired two special sections of ACAD 1100 for student-athletes and has transitioned his office from the basement of the Elma Roane Fieldhouse to the newly-renovated Wilder Tower. Dr. Luckey heads a staff of six which includes assistant director Nicole Green, counselors Richard Jones, Becky Kolenbrander, Bridget VanLandeghem and Maria Tyson and office coordinator Angela Young. In addition to the full-time staff, the CAAS utilizes 10-20 tutors, graduate assistants and student workers. CAAS has a unique responsibility as an office as it provides academic services to all student-athletes and conducts all necessary paperwork for NCAA academic compliance. Green, who was hired May 2003, was brought in specifically to handle NCAA, conference and institutional compliance matters associated with prospective and current studentathletes. The four counselors are assigned to specific sports, working with those student-

athletes and coaching staffs. At the 2002 Fall Orientation, Dr. Luckey challenged the Center’s staff, the coaching staffs and the student-athletes to collaboratively enhance the academic performance of U of M student-athletes. The Center made progress in that regard in the fall with the student-athlete GPAs averaging 2.67, and with seven teams earning GPAs of 3.0 or higher. All in all, 109 student-athletes earned GPAs of 3.0 or higher in the fall. Among that group, 53 were included on the U of M Deans’ List for achieving GPAs of 3.5 or better. The following eight athletes earned a perfect 4.0 GPA: Josetta Brooks (track), Josey Edwards (golf), Rebecca Garner (tennis), Lisa Hyman (track), Nathan Orie (tennis), Scott Scherer (football), Kristan Wilson (soccer) and Heather Woolls (track). “WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT THE STUDENT-ATHLETE AND ENSURE THAT THEY ARE AS SUCCESSFUL IN THE CLASSROOM AS THEY ARE IN COMPETITION.”

The CAAS received a new home during the summer of 2003 upon the completion of the Wilder Tower. In addition to the CAAS, the Wilder Tower will house the offices of admissions, the bursar, financial aid, the registrar, student development and academic advising. A total of 8,000 square feet, encompassing the entire sixth and seventh floors of the tower, have been designated for the CAAS. The area will support 31 student computer stations, 17 offices and several study tables. Inspired by Dr. Luckey, two special sections of ACAD 1100, Introduction to the University, were offered to student-athletes only, and were taught by Dr. Luckey and Kolenbrander last fall. The class was so well received that a third section will be offered in 2003 so that all freshman student-athletes can be included in the course. The two sections last year were attended by 55 student-

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athletes, including all freshmen in football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and volleyball. Students who participated in the class earned an average of 15.4 credit hours, and an average GPA of 3.045. Three academic programs are sponsored by the CAAS as a means of honoring the top student-athletes at The U of M. The Tiger 3.0 Club recognizes student-athletes who earn grade point averages of 3.0 during the fall/spring semesters, while the Tiger Academic Thirty is dedicated to the 30 student-athletes with the best grade point average on each team, and then the next best group of athletes, totaling 30 athletes. The final honor, the TEAM GPA Award, is presented to the male and female team with the best grade point average for the semester. With a qualified and dedicated staff in place, and a new spacious work area dedicated entirely to all Tiger student-athletes, Dr. Luckey expects graduation rates to climb, and well-rounded student-athletes to emerge upon their graduation from The U of M.

Tiger fullback Darche’ Epting (left), defensive back Anthony Harden and defensive end Mowbray Rowand are but three of the 13 football players who received their degrees during the 2002-03 school year.


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The Athletic Academic Center will have a new home beginning in the fall of 2003 as the department will move into the new Wilder Tower on the University of Memphis campus.

TIGER ACADEMIC 30 (FALL 2002) (3.5 AND ABOVE) NAME SCOTT SCHERER CATO MOTT RUSTY CLAYTON TREY EYRE

GPA 4.00 3.91 3.79 3.73

TIGER 3.0 CLUB (FALL 2002) (3.0 AND ABOVE) NAME JASON BROWN PATRICK BYRNE RUSTY CLAYTON JONATHAN CREWS ISAAC DANIEL TREY EYRE TIM GOODWELL STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI ANDREW HANDY RYAN IVEY DARIUS JONES TORRIAN LEWIS CATO MOTT JOHN PATTERSON BORIS PENCHION MOWBRAY ROWLAND SCOTT SCHERER WESLEY SMITH SCOTT VOGEL HENRY WASHINGTON OLEN WHITELY DEANGELO WILLIAMS

Academic Staff

2002-03 FOOTBALL GRADUATES

Nicole

Green

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Maria

Tyson

Academic Counselor

Bridget

VanLandeghem

Academic Counselor

Richard

Jones

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Becky

Kolenbrander

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NAME TRAVIS ANGLIN ELIJAH BELL TONY BROWN JEFF CAMERON BAKI CELAJ DARCHE’EPTING TREY EYRE DRAPER HALL ANTHONY HARDEN TRIPP HIGGINS MOWBRAY ROWAND WADE SMITH QUINCY STEPHENSON


Life Skills Program

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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 Trece 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 Committee, 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.

Former Tiger tight end Jeff Cameron writes a letter to a Memphis Tiger Club member to thank them for their support of UM athletics. Cameron received his degree in May of 2002.


TheLifeSkil sProgram Tiger tailback DeAngelo Williams (left) signs autographs for University of Memphis fans outside Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium prior to the playing of the Blue-Gray Spring Game.

Baseball team members help distribute athletic information to fans at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium during a Tiger home game. Standing left to right are Billy Edwards, Joe Crass, Kevin House, Wade Rainey, Daniel Adams and Jarrett Grube. Seated is Michael Novarese.

Football teammates Jeff Cameron (left) and Scott Scherer load food collected during the fall Can from Every Fan food drive.

Memphis student-athletes help set up to feed the needy on Thanksgiving Day in Memphis.

Tiger student-athletes Jeff Cameron (football), standing left and rifle team member Bobby LeBlanc, standing right along with Wendy Ragle (women’s track), seated left and Nan Kimbrell (volleyball), were named Student Athletic Advisory Council All-Stars for 2002-03.


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 ............................. 117-101-7 West's Home Record ....................................... 7-5-0 Current Home Win Streak ............................ 1 game 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 117-101-7 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.

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ALL-TIME ATTENDANCE AVG RECORD

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 2002 6 175,542 TOT 219 6,109,798

31,277 3-2-0 26,104 4-1-0 24,822 5-1-0 31,075 3-2-0 27,438 5-1-0 23,698 4-2-0 21,681 3-5-0 27,746 4-3-0 26,513 4-2-0 29,028 4-2-0 24,075 3-3-0 *40,280 5-2-0 28,383 5-2-0 26,449 3-3-0 28,033 3-3-0 23,850 2-4-0 31,640 0-5-0 17,000 1-5-0 *36,734 2-2-1 39,212 4-1-1 36,913 1-3-2 27,733 0-4-0 34,475 4-1-1 29,795 5-1-1 33,563 1-5-0 26,224 3-2-1 31,982 3-3-0 37,408 4-2-0 25,268 3-2-0 24,991 4-2-0 19,926 2-3-0 *35,752 3-3-0 20,223 4-2-0 23,478 2-4-0 30,841 2-4-0 31,676 2-4-0 25,722 4-2-0 29,257 3-3-0 27,898 117-101-7

**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: 2002:

Middle Tennessee 27, Memphis 0 Memphis 0, Delta State 0 Memphis 6, Tennessee JC 0 Western Kentucky 19, Memphis 0 Memphis 18, Middle Tennessee 0 Union University 33, Memphis 0 Tennessee Tech 14, Memphis 13 Memphis 20, Troy State 6 Western Kentucky 12, Memphis 0 Memphis 26, Louisiana College 13 Memphis 23, Delta State 7 Union University 39, Memphis 0 Memphis 40, Austin Peay 0 Memphis 21, Union University 0 Memphis 21, Kansas State 14 Memphis 20, Southwestern Louisiana 0 Memphis 38, Western Kentucky 0 Memphis 29, Louisville 25 Arkansas State 20, Memphis 0 Memphis 26, Arkansas State 7 Memphis 20, Tennessee Tech 12 Memphis 42, Western Kentucky 0 Southern Mississippi 14, Memphis 6 The Citadel 28, Memphis 26 Memphis 16, Florida State 6 Memphis 42, Hardin-Simmons 7 Memphis 35, Abilene Christian 0 Memphis 8, Southern Mississippi 6 Memphis 9, South Carolina 0 Memphis 34, Louisville 0 Memphis 33, Mississippi State 13 Memphis 6, Tulsa 0 Florida State 26, Memphis 7 Memphis 29, Southern Mississippi 7 Memphis 42, Tulsa 24 Memphis 16, Florida State 12 Houston 35, Memphis 7 Memphis 38, Utah State 29 Southern Mississippi 13, Memphis 10 Memphis 42, Florida State 14 Southern Mississippi 21, Memphis 7 Memphis 28, Auburn 27 Louisville 14, Memphis 13 Memphis 35, Vanderbilt 14 Memphis 10, Louisville 6 Vanderbilt 14, Memphis 10 Southern Mississippi 10, Memphis 0 Cincinnati 16, Memphis 7 Southern Mississippi 27, Memphis 20 Memphis 20, Southwestern Louisiana 7 Memphis 38, Tulane 21 Mississippi State 34, Memphis 17 Memphis 45, Tulane 36 Memphis 31, Mississippi State 10 Memphis 13, Vanderbilt 10 Memphis 20, Southwestern Louisiana 6 Tulsa 33, Memphis 28 Memphis 34, Cincinnati 14 Tulsa 23, Memphis 19 Memphis 26, Cincinnati 3 Mississippi 34, Memphis 3 Memphis 18, Cincinnati 16 Memphis 24, Houston 3 Memphis 35, Arkansas State 19 Louisville 32, Memphis 31 Houston 33, Memphis 30 (3OT) UAB 17, Memphis 14 Houston 26, Memphis 21 WON 41, LOST 26, 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 - 342 vs Houston, 2002; 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 - 5 by Danny Wimprine vs Murray State, 2002; Opponent - 4 by Mike Shula, Ala., 1985 & Jason McKinley, Hou., 2000 Most Touchdown Passes by a Team: Memphis - 5 vs Louisville, 1969 & Murray State, 2002; 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 Miss State, 2002) Most Interception Return Yardage by an Individual: Memphis - 95 yards by Marty Hammock vs Southern Miss, 1973; Opponent - 124 yards by Shawn Ferguson, Cincinnati, 1998 (two interceptions) Most Punts by an Individual: Memphis - 13 by Hugh Owens vs Texas A&M, 1979 Most Punt Returns by an Individual: Memphis - 6 by Russell Copeland vs Cincinnati, 1992; Opponent - 8 by Willie Gault, Tennessee, 1981 Most Punt Returns by a Team: Memphis - 8 vs Quantico, 1968; Opponent - 13 by Texas A&M, 1979 Most Punt Return Yardage: Memphis - 133 by David Berrong vs Wichita State, 1968; Opponent - 123 by Morris Letcher, East Carolina, 1992

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 Athletic Complex The University of Memphis Murphy Athletic Complex is located approximately one mile south of the institution’s 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 offered 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 is nearly completed at Murphy Complex and it gives Tiger athletes a state-of-the-art training facility.

The renovation of the Billy J. Murphy Training Facility was completed in the spring of 2003 and the Tiger football team moved into the spacious complex in time for spring practice.


The Murphy Complex

The renovation of Murphy Complex included numerous new areas for team use. The 25,000 square foot addition houses a new locker room for the football team. It also includes a theatre-style football team meeting room, offensive and defensive meeting rooms and individual meeting rooms for position coaches. A new training room has been constructed which has examination rooms for team doctors, rehabilitation and taping areas and an in-ground, aquatic pool for rehabilitating injuries. A new equipment room was 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 have been added for the football staff, the women’s soccer team and for visiting teams competing at the 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 functions 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, and several graduate assistants, all of the Tiger athletic teams, exMike Stark cept men’s Head Strength Coach a n d women’s basketball and the Tiger tennis teams, work on improving their physical conditioning at the Murphy Athletic Complex. Other teams train at the Larry O. Finch Center on the U of M’s main campus with assistant strength coach Ray Oliver. 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 staffs 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 dumbbell line; and a and J.C. Moreau will join Stark and Yerty as graduvariety of hip sleds, glute/ham stations, cable sta- ate assistants. tions and other supplemental pieces allowing stuMoreau, who will be entering his second year dent-athletes to perform an unlimited variety of exer- at the U of M, is a native of Quebec, Canada, and a cises and movements. The modern and spacious graduate of Colgate University. He lettered for three facility is also equipped with dressing/rest rooms; is years in football at Colgate and received his degree naturally illuminated; and is maintained at a constant in History and Education in 2000. Moreau served as 70-74 degrees. the head strength and conditioning coach at Lafayette In planning the College for two years where he was responsible for long range Tiger 23 Division I sports. Power programs, Cummins is a graduate of East Central Oklastudent-athletes homa University where he lettered in football. A naare assigned to tive of Norman, Okla., Cummins also attended the respective deUniversity of Oklahoma. velopmental levels based on individual Mike Stark works on the ability and fitness needs of Tiger training history. For student-athletes on a daily example, basis. newcomers begin with an extensive volume of "foundational" or generalized movements; and progress toward more intensive and specialized exercises with each successive phase. The actual workout menu 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 may remain 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. fairly constant over 10,500 square feet and can handle groups of 75 student-athletes at a time. over a studentathlete's four or five year sport career; however, broad variations in workload combine the program's simplicity with a measure of sophistication. This year Vic Cummins


Strength & Conditioning

IRON TIGER COMPETITION WINTER 2003 (Testing was completed in April at the conclusion of Winter conditioning & spring football practice) Name Derron Parquet, RB DeAngelo Williams, RB

Category Ultimate Iron Tiger Ultimate Iron Tiger

Bench 410 380

Squat 600 525

Clean 425 355

Vertical Jump 42" 33.5"

40 4.29 4.24

Greg Harper, OLB LaKendus Cole, RB Lionel Pieh, DB Scott Vogel, DB Treveco Lucas, DE Robert Douglas, OLB

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Cameron Essex, DB Danny Wimprine, QB Coot Terry, OLB Tim Goodwell, LB Darron White, WR Cato Mott, DB Chris Kelley, WR Marcus West, DE Brian Davis, RB Darren Garcia, WR Tavarious Davis, WR Shaka Hill, ILB

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Derron Johnson, DB Anthony Johnson, WR Von Webb, WR Eric Taylor, DT Tristan Thomas, DB Will Hyden, LB Kenyun Glover, DT Sam Brewer, DB LaDarius Price, WR Andrew Handy, OG Tavares Gideon, WR Carson Hunter, LB Jared Bidne, DS Olen Whitely, DB O.C. Collins, DB Patrick Byrne, QB Isaac Daniels, TE Wesley Smith, DB John Doucette, TE Danny Haynes, K

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Lee Yer ty Assistant Coach

Vic Cummins Graduate Assistant Coach

J.C. Moreau Graduate Assistant Coach

Ken Roach Volunteer Assistant Coach


Tigers in the Pros Reggie Howard Carolina Panthers

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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 six 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), and Reggie Howard (Carolina). 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

Jerome Woods Kansas City Chiefs Michael Stone Arizona Cardinals


Training Room The University of Memphis athletic training staff is second-to-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. And now with the new renovation of Murphy Athletic Complex training facility, the Memphis studentEd Cantler athlete can Head Trainer be assured of receiving the best medical attention and rehabilitation available. The Murphy Athletic Complex training room has been redesigned and reconstructed as part of 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 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 34th year at The University of Memphis, super-

vises 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 student trainers. Assistant athletic trainer Mike Rodrigues is in his second 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. Jennifer Bricker, who served as a graduate assistant under Cantler, was hired as the trainer for men’s basketball and is now entering her second year in that capacity. She is a 1997 graduate of Anderson University in Indiana and has received her master’s degree from the University of Memphis in exercise and sports science. 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

MEMPHIS 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.

Mike Rodrigues Asst. Trainer

Jennifer Bricker Asst. Trainer


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The new Tiger training room at Murphy Complex is eqipped with a state-of-the-art aquatic rehabilitation pool (right) so that injured athletes can return to the playing field as soon as possible.

The new Tiger training room (left) at Murphy Complex offers head trainer Ed Cantler and his staff additional space to service the needs of numerous student-athletes at the same time.

Team Physicians

As part of the new renovation at Murphy Complex, doctors’ examination rooms were added to the training room facility.

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 fitting of all football equipment to ensure the safety of all of the Tiger players. And now Mark Hohorst with the new Head Manager renovation of Murphy Athletic Complex, the Memphis equipment room has grown in size and space and offers the equipment staff the ability to clean, catalog, store

and distribute equipment in a much more rapid and efficient manner. The Murphy Athletic Complex equipment room was recently redesigned and reconstructed as part of the $6 million renovation of the Tigers’ south campus training facility for athletics. The Tiger equipment staff is responsible for maintaining uniforms and practice equipment for the Tiger football, baseball, track and soccer teams which use the Murphy Complex for their daily workouts. The new equipment room, which has more than doubled the size of the old room, will be equipped with two complete laundry rooms to handle the cleaning of uniforms for the football, baseball, track and soccer teams. The new laundry rooms will be located adjacent to the equipment room and will effectively cut the cleaning time in half. The new equipment room has been adapted with wall basket units so that each athlete 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 new area was constructed with more than double the amount of work counter tops and cabinets. The athletic equipment staff will also have more storage space for the safe keeping of Tiger uniforms and supplies with the construction of two vault-like areas within the room. 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 two-bay equipment storage building which has been 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 and protective area.

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Head equipment manager Mark Hohorst, who is in his third 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 one graduate assistant manager and a staff of 10 student 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 at road games. The equipment staff, with the assistance of Armstrong Relocation, transports all of the equipment, cooling fans, blackboards, film and video equipment, and even John Deere carts to the Tigers’ next road game. The staff leaves a day before the team and has the locker room, stadium and hotel set up prior to the arrival of the team.


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The new equipment room at Murphy Complex features individual cubicles for each athlete so that there is no waiting to check out athletic gear.

Graduate Asst. Manager Kevin Weaver Kevin Weaver, who has served as a student-manager for the past four years, has received his degree from the University of Memphis and will work as a graduate assistant in the equipment room while working on his master’s degree. Weaver spent the summer in Miami, Florida, where he worked as an intern with the NFL’s Miami Dolphins. In addition to his duties with the U of M equipment staff, Weaver did a stint as a student worker in the Athletic Media Relations office at the University of Memphis.

Senior Manager Construction of cabinets and storage units continues for the new equipment room at Murphy Complex.

Matt Shearon


Carpenter Complex

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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 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 offer 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

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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 have performed along Beale include Muddy Waters, Furry Lewis, Albert King, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and B.B. King. Beale Street has rapidly become the entertainment center of Memphis and visitors and locals alike enjoy the food and music offered in the various nightclubs. From B.B. King’s to the Daisy Theatre, from Elvis’ Place to the Hard Rock Cafe, from Pat O’Briens to the Rum Boogie Cafe, Beale Street has something to offer for everyone. 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 opened in 2002. The 300,000 square foot retail complex offers visitors a one-stop-shop for fun and excitement with a unique mix of entertainment, dining and shopping options unlike anything else in the

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region. The complex features a 22-screen movie theater and 3D IMAX as well as several theme restaurants, including Jillian’s, which is a multi-dimensional entertainment venue complete with a bowling alley, billiards, a sports video cafe’, and more than 150 electronic stimulation games. 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 and Dave and Isaac Hayes. The Stax Museum reopened on it’s original location at McLamore and Crump in the summer of 2003 and offers visitors a complete history of ‘Soulsville USA”. 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. Riverboats are a common site along the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Memphis.


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Elvis 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. Highlights for 2003 at the Orpheum include the broadway hit The Lion King, which will run for six weeks, and the sold-out

Nora Jones concert. 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.

Brooks Art Gallery

Elvis’ Home Graceland National Civil Rights Museum Memphis is .... * Memphis is named for its Egyptian sister city on the Nile * The largest city in Tennessee & the 18th largest in the United States * Memphis is centered in the middle of the nation’s population * Memphis is the Pork BBQ Capital of the World * Memphis is the home of The Pyramid, the 3rd largest pyramid in the world * Memphis is ranked by the Travel Industry as one of the top 20 destinations for people to see an athletic event * Memphis is ranked as one of the nation’s top ten convention centers and locations * Memphis is the nation’s largest spot cottontrading market * Memphis is the hardwood capital of the world * Memphis is the home of the world’s largest cargo airport * Memphis is the 3rd largest rail center in the U.S. * Memphis is the 4th largest inland port in the U.S.

The newly arrived Pandas are a hit with patrons of the Memphis Zoo.


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 University of Memphis plays all of its home football games in Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, which also plays host to the annual Liberty Bowl game, pitting the Conference USA regular season champion against the Mountain West Conference 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. In 2000, The Pyramid was the host venue for the NCAA Women’s Mideast Regional Basketball championship. The Lady Tiger basketball and volleyball teams have a definite home-court advantage playing in the Elma Roane Fieldhouse which is located in the center of the university’s main campus. The fieldhouse has recently undergone a renovation that saw the addition of new chairback seating for fans. 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 fourth 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 a part of its 2002 and 2003 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. Memphis held six contests at the downtown facility in 2003. Very few college teams play in a facility that is considered the equivalent of most major league parks. This year’s 46th 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. Federal Express Corporation joined the tournament as the sponsor in 1986 and to date the event has generated over $14.0 million towards fighting childhood catastrophic diseases. Past champions of the FedEx St. Jude Golf Classic have included such noted players as Greg Norman, Jack Nicklaus, Fred Couples, Hal Sutton, Tom Kite, Nick Price and Curtis Strange.

PGA TOUR, NBA, Nascar, Professional Tennis, Professional Baseball, Ice Hockey, NCAA and more 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. The Kroger St. Jude is one of only nine cham-

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pionship-level tennis tournaments in North America and one of only two in the world to be held in a private club. For 26 years, the sport’s brightest stars have come to Memphis and have voted the February Players like Pete Sampras give Memphis fans great t o u r n a - tennis to cheer for at St. Jude m e n t Kroger International. among their favorite stops worldwide on the ATP Tour. T h e event has brought to Memphis such noted players as Pete Sampras, Andre Aggassi, Michael Chang and Stephen Edberg. In October of 2001, Memphis became a member of the NBA-family when the Vancouver Grizzlies moved their franchise to The Pyramid. The NBA team plays over 40-games per season in the city and offers citizens a chance to see such noted professional players as Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson and Kevin Garnett. The Grizzlies will move from The Pyramid to

The Memphis Motor Sports Park features the best in racing with a NASCAR Busch Series race in the fall and a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in the summer. The NHRA comes to town each October.


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

Former Memphis Tiger Lorenzen Wright is an eightyear veteran who stars for the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies.

the FedEx Forum in the fall of 2004. The new arena is currently under construction in the Beale Street area and is expected to draw even more fans to downtown and the city’s entertainment districts of Beale Street and Peabody Place. 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). In the spring of 2003, the city of Memphis served as the host site for the TSSAA Spring Fling which brought over 2,000 high school athletes and their families to Memphis for the state of Tennessee spring sports championships. Teams from across

Tennessee came to the city to compete in the baseball, tennis, track and softball championships. The University of Memphis campus served as the home base for the athletes and competition sites included The U of M’s Nat Buring Baseball Stadium, AutoZone Park, USA Baseball Stadium in Millington, the Briarcrest Athletic Complex and Christian Brothers University’s baseball field.

AutoZone Park serves as the home of the Memphis Redbirds baseball team, the AAA affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. The University of Memphis Tiger baseball team plays several games a year at AutoZone Park.


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 over 30 years, the sideline mascot for 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 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

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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! 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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MEDIAINFORMATION & STAFF MEDIAOUTLETS TIGERS ON THE AIR SID CONTACTS


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MEDIA INFORMATION A look at Me- COACHES & STAFF Bios of head coach dia policies & guidelines, maps of the campus & city, and hotel & restaurant information.

2003 OUTLOOK A position-by-position

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preview of the 2003 Tigers, depth chart, rosters and all-star nominees.

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.

'03 OPPONENTS An in-depth look at all 12 of Memphis' opponents this season, along with series game-by-game results and a '03 composite schedule. REVIEW OF '02 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 The 2003 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.

MEMPHIS

2002 RESULTS Overall Record: 3-9 DATE Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 8 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 22

Conference USA: 2-7 Home: 3-3 Away: 0-6

OPPONENT MURRAY STATE at Ole Miss (Jeff-Pilot) at Southern Miss TULANE at UAB LOUISVILLE (ESPN2) MISSISSIPPI STATE at Cincinnati HOUSTON at South Florida ARMY at TCU

Overall: 350,958 (29,247) Home: 175,542 (29,257) Away: 175,416 (29,236)

224 241 253 269

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

undefeated teams, coaching records, alltime assistants, lettermen, and series records.

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

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

TIGERS IN THE PROS A look at Mem-

phis' 85 years of collegiate football.

phis' past and present professional players, all-time draft picks and Super Bowl participants.

ADMINISTRATION An inside look at

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UOM 1-2003-04/5.5M 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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ATT. 29,694 54,718 28,419 32,120 14,179 44,081 28,209 20,747 20,532 32,770 20,906 24,583

2002 ATTENDANCE TOTALS

RECORDS Information on CONFERENCE USA A look at Confer- ADDITIONAL the Liberty Bowl, the Tigers' bowl history,

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SCORE W, 52-6 L, 16-38 L, 14-33 W, 38-10 L, 17-31 L, 32-38 L, 17-29 L, 10-48 L, 21-26 L, 28-31 W, 38-10 L, 20-27

HISTORY Facts and figures through Mem-

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 --- 226-227 All-Time Lettermen ----------- 229-235 Athletic Directory ------------------ 278 Athletic Facilities ----------------- Intro Bowl History ---------------------- 224 Bowl Schedule --------------- 168-169 Career Leaders -------------- 201-203 Life Skills Program -------------- Intro Defensive Records ---------- 197-199 Fall Schedule ------------------------- 2 Final Statistics ---------------- 131-132 Game-by-Game Stats ------ 135-136 Honored Tigers --------------- 210-218 Hotels & Restaurants ----------- Intro Key Departures -------------- 139-142 The Last Time ---------------- 204-207 Liberty Bowl ---------------------- Intro Lou Groza Award ----------------- 209 Media Outlets ------------------------ 6 Media Relations Directory ------- 6-7 100-Yard Games ------------------ 177 Passing Records ------------ 180-183 Position Roster ------------------ 29-30 Quick Facts --------------------------- 2 Receiving Records ---------- 184-185 Rushing Records ------------ 176-179 Scoring Records ------------- 173-175 Series Records vs '03 Foes115-116 Tigers on Television ---------------- 11 Tiger Rosters -------------------- 23-24 Travel Plans -------------------------- 6 Tiger Traditions ------------------- Intro Two-Deep ------------------------ 29-30


Media Information FALL SCHEDULE 2003 Sun.-Tues., July 20-22

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he 2003 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.

Conference USA Football Media Day

Tuesday, August 5 Varsity & Freshmen Report

Wednesday, August 6 First Combined Practice

Sunday, August 10 Freshman Photo Day

Monday, August 11 First Full Day in Pads

Saturday, August 16 First Scrimmage at Liberty Bowl (CLOSED)

Friday, August 22 FanFest at Liberty Bowl

Saturday, August 30 Season Opener vs Tennessee Tech

Press Policies

Telephones

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.

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, who want to order their own telephone lines, should first contact Bob Winn at 901-678-2337 to inquire as to their seat location for the Memphis game. Once seat assignmemnts are established, the media representative can call Bell South offices at 1-800-766-9115 to order their telephone service. The address of Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium is 335 South Hollywood Street, Memphis, TN, 38104.

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: ............................. 43-50-0 (8 years) Record at U of M: ............................ 8-15-0 (2 years) Offensive Form: ............................................ "Spread" Defensive Form: ...................................... Multiple 4-3 2002 Record: ....................................................... 3-9-0 Conference USA Finish .......................................... 9th All-Time Record: ........................... 390-413-32 (.492) First Year of Competition: ................................... 1912 Bowl Appearances: ................................................... 2 Bowl Record: ...................................................... 2-0-0 First Team All-Americans: ...................................... 13 Offensive Starters Returning: .................................... 4 Defensive Starters Returning: ................................. 10 Special Team Starters Returning: ............................. 2 Total Lettermen Returning: ...................................... 36

MEMPHIS

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 MidSouth Coliseum, off Southern Avenue. Passes are issued by the Athletic Media Relations office and are limited.

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Visiting SID/Radio Telephones The University of Memphis Athletic Media Relations office provides a courtesy telephone line for use by the visiting Sports Information Director. The University and WMC-AM 790 Radio also provide courtesy telephone lines for the visiting radio broadcast. There are three standard lines and one ISDN line install in the visiting radio booth on the fourth level of the press box. Visiting radio can contact Bob Winn at the University of Memphis or Ron Martin at WMC-AM 790 for telephone numbers and/or the spin number for the ISDN line.

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 Services Game notes and the entire staticial package will be posted on the University of Memphis official athletic website immediately following the game. (gotigersgo.com)

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. Head coach Tommy West will be made available to members of the media in the Tiger interview room after the cooling off period. The locker


Media Information

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

Ticket Information

room will be open at the same time.

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 (901-678-2337).

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 25-yard lines. Credentials will not be issued to freelance photographers. No photographers will be allowed inside the team bench areas in accordance with NCAA regulations.

Practice Attendance

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

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 Tigers’ new practice facility at Murphy Athletic Complex is equipped with a media room. Players and coaches can be interviewed on the field or media members will be allowed to use the media room for interviews in case of inclement weather. The media room is located in the new portion of the Football Training Facility.

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

Player Interviews Players are available for interviews from Monday 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 and no interviews should occur without approval of the Athletic Media Relations Office or the head football coach.

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 Athletic Office Building. 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. Player availability is based on the athletes class schedule.

Contacting West The best time to reach Memphis head coach Tommy West is between 11:30 AM and 1 PM Monday through Wednesday. The football office telephone number is 901-678-2341. Coach West asks that all interview request for him be placed through Bob Winn of the Athletic Media Relations Office. Winn can be reached at 901-678-2337.

C-USA Teleconference Information Conference USA hosts a weekly coaches teleconference throughout the 2003 football season. Individual teleconference with each head coach are held on Monday afternoons beginning at 2 PM EDT/1 PM CDT. The teleconferences start on Monday, August 25th and conclude on November 24th. Call-In Number: 913-981-5508

TAMMY DeGROFF OFFICE: 901-678-2337 HOME: 901-384-4193 e-mail: tdegroff@memphis.edu

MARTHA WOODS

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

The Schedule 1:30 PM/12:30 PM 1:35 PM/12:35 PM 1:42 PM/12:42 PM 1:49 PM/12:49 PM 1:56 PM/12:56 PM 2:03 PM/1:03 PM 2:10 PM/1:10 PM 2:17 PM/1:17 PM 2:24 PM/1:24 PM 2:31 PM/1:31 PM 2:38 PM/1:38 PM 2:45 PM/1:45 PM 2:52 PM/1:52 PM

Player of the Week/Notes Jim Leavitt, South Florida John Thompson, East Carolina Todd Berry, Army Rick Minter, Cincinnati Bobby Petrino, Louisville Chris Scelfo, Tulane Art Briles, Houston Jeff Bower, Southern Mississippi Tommy West, Memphis Watson Brown, UAB Gary Patterson, TCU Beat Writer Notes Exchange

A playback of the teleconference is available beginning at 7:00 PM CDT each Monday. The playback can be referenced by calling 402-220-1009. The playback will run until the following week’s teleconference.

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Media Information

Tigers In Cyberspace

Important Locations 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.

Fax-On-Demand 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 C-USA 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.

Satellite Feed Each football playing member institution of Conference USA provides the league with weekly highlights from their previous game, as well as interviews with their head coaches and key players. The videos are edited into highlight clips and are uplinked for use by television stations across the country. The Athletic Media Relation Office has addition information about the uplink process.

Conference USA Website Additional information about Conference USA and its member institutions can be obtained by logging on to www.conferenceusa.com.

Tigers on the Web

Media Relation’s Graduate Assistants

For all of the latest information on Memphis sports, members of the media, as well as Tiger fans can go to the official site of Tiger athletics, www.gotigersgo.com. Please stop by and catch up on all Memphis sports in addition to travel, ticketing, merchandise and other valuable facts. Prospective student-athletes can log-on to the icon for recruiting and view the campus and city of Memphis in photographs. All of this can be viewed at the following location:

www.gotigersgo.com RYAN POWELL

JASON REDD

RYAN ROGERS

Graduate Assistant OFFICE: 901-678-2337 HOME: 901-373-7139 e-mail: rspowell@memphis.edu

Graduate Assistant OFFICE: 901-678-2337 HOME: TBA e-mail: jredd@memphis.edu

Graduate Assistant OFFICE: 901-678-2337 HOME: TBA e-mail: rrogers@memphis.edu

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Media Information

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

Stadium Facts The stadium was constructed in 1965 and serves as the home for the University of Memphis Tigers, the Southern Heritage Classic and the annual AXA Liberty Bowl, which pits the champion of Conference USA and the champion of the Mountain West Conference. Capacity of the Liberty Bowl is 62,380.

Locker Rooms The locker rooms at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium are located in the south tunnel which is loacted directly under the Jumbotron scoreboard.

Stadium Manager Terry Norman serves as the manager of Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. The office telephone number is 901-729-4344. Johnny Sowell is responsible for the playing field and can be contacted as to visiting team workouts.

Directions to Liberty Bowl Stadium From Airport From Memphis International Airport, travelers will take the main street from the front of the terminal and when the street splits, will take the left fork towards I-240. This will place you on Airways Blvd. north. Stay on Airways Blvd. north, over I240 and continue north for approximately three miles. The Memphis Fairgrounds will appear on your right. Proceed to the corner of Airways Blvd. and Central Avenue. Turn right on Central and travel two stoplights to Hollywood Street. Turn right on Hollywood and Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium will be on your right.

From Downtown If you are staying downtown in Memphis, take Union Avenue East for approximately four miles. You will cross several major streets such as I-240, Cleveland, and East Parkway before coming to the corner of Hollywood Street and Union

Avenue. Turn right at the stoplight on to Hollywood Street and travel approximately one mile to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, which will be located on your right.

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

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From West of Memphis If you are coming into Memphis from Arkansas and points West, you can take either bridge over the Mississippi River. The DeSoto Bridge (I-40 Bridge) will take you to I-240 south. Take I-240 South until you reach the exit for Poplar Avenue East. Take the Poplar East exit and travel approximately three miles to the corner of Poplar and Hollywood Street. Turn right and the Stadium will be approximately one and a half miles on your right.

From East of Memphis If you are arriving in Memphis from the East and you are on I-40 west, continue to head East as I-40 will turn into Sam Cooper Blvd. Stay on Sam Cooper Blvd. to Hollywood Street and turn left for two and a half miles to Stadium.


Media Outlets

MEMPHIS

NEWSPAPER

TELEVISION

RADIO

Commercial Appeal ................ 901-529-2360

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

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

495 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38103 .................. Fax: 901-529-2362 Phil Stukenborg, Gary Parrish, David Williams & Geoff Calkins

Associated Press .................. 901-525-1972 495 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38103 .................. Fax: 901-525-1978 Woody Baird, Clay Bailey

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

Daily Helmsman ...................... 901-678-2192 University of Memphis Memphis, TN 38152 .................. Fax: 901-678-4792 Daniel Ford, Thomas Sellers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WHBQ AM 560 ........................ 901-375-9324 6080 Mt. Moriah Memphis, TN 38115 .................. Fax: 901-795-4454 David Greene (General Manager)

WBBJ TV .................................. 901-424-4515

WLOK AM 1340 ...................... 901-527-9565

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

363 South Second Street Memphis, TN 38103 .................. Fax: 901-528-0335

WRVR FM 104 ......................... 901-767-0104

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

5904 Ridgeway Center Memphis, TN 38120 .................. Fax: 901-767-0582

WTVF TV .................................. 615-248-5285

5904 Ridgeway Center Memphis, TN 38120 .................. Fax: 901-682-2804

2003 AWAY GAME HEADQUARTERS SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI Holiday Inn Highway 49 Hattiesburg, MS 39401 601-268-2850

MISSISSIPPI STATE

Holiday Inn 1200 Highway 45 North Columbus, MS 39701 662-327-7077

HOUSTON

The Marriott West Loop 1750 West Loop South Houston, TX 77040 713-960-0111

WOGY FM 94 .......................... 901-767-0104

474 James Robertson Parkway Nashville, TN 37219 .................. Fax: 615-244-9883 Hope Hines, sports director

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

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

TULANE

J.W. Marriott 614 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 800-771-9067

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

WSMV TV ................................. 615-353-2231

WWTN ....................................... 615-320-9986

5700 Knob Road Nashville, TN 37209 .................. Fax: 615-353-2343 Rudy Kalis, sports director

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

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

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

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

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LOUISVILLE

Executive Inn Hotel 830 Phillips Lane Louisville, KY 40209 502-367-2251


Athletic Directory FOOTBALL STAFF Tommy West, Head Coach (Tennessee, 1976) ......................................................... 678-2341 Randy Fichtner, Offensive Coordidnator/Quarterbacks (Purdue, 1985) ........................ 678-2341 Rick Mallory, Offensive Line (Washington, 1983) .......................................................... 678-2341 Russ Huesman, Running Backcs (UT-Chattanooga, 1982) .......................................... 678-2341 Clay Helton, Receivers (Houston, 1994) .................................................................... 678-2341 Joe Lee Dunn, Defensive Coordinator (UT-Chattanooga, 1968) .................................. 678-2341 Craig Boller, Defensive Line (Iowa State, 1970) ........................................................... 678-2341 Tim Keane, Secondary (Arkansas State, 1967) ........................................................... 678-2341 Chris Rumph, Outside Linebackers (South Carolina, 1994) .......................................... 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 Kevin White, Graduate Assistant (Memphis, 2002) ........................................................ 678-2341 Gerard Arnold, Graduate Assistant (Memphis, 1999) ................................................... 678-2341 Ryan Mallory, Undergraduate Assistant ....................................................................... 678-2341 Marc Hohorst, Head Equipment Manager (UL-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 Melissa Moore, Assistant Athletic Director/Tiger Clubs (Memphis, 1985) ....................... 678-2334 Steve Stroud, Assistant Athletic Director/Annual Giving (Georgia, 2000) ....................... 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 Becky Kolenbrander , Football Academic Advisor (Austin Peay, 1996) ........................ 678-2347 Area Code For Above Numbers .......................................................................................... 901

MEMPHIS

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 7

Tammy DeGroff 901-384-4193 (H) e-mail: tdegroff@memphis.ed

GRADUATE ASSISTANTS Ryan Powell, Jason Redd, Ryan Rogers

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

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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) Vista Park (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

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Tiger Sports Properties Learfield Communications and The University of Memphis enjoying successful relationship

Brent Seebohm

Brent Seebohm - General Manager

Brent Seebohm joins Tiger Sports Properties after spending the last three years as the Assistant Athletic Director at Wichita State University. Seebohm directed all corporate marketing aspects for the department and his tenure saw the Shockers grow their sponsorship revenue by over 110%. Prior to his tenure at Wichita State University, Seebohm also completed a stint at Fresno State University, Colorado State University and with the Colorado Rockies Baseball Team. Seebohm is a graduate of Colorado State University.

The 2002-03 fiscal year marks the third year of a multi-media sponsorship relationship between The University of Memphis Athletic Department and Tiger Sports Properties, a division of Learfield Communications. Under the 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. Tiger Sports Properties is the exclusive multi-media rights holder for The University of Memphis Athletic Department. The agreement allows the University to realize effective marketing and management of its athletic media and promotional rights and increase revenues. Tiger Sports Properties is committed to providing the best possible service to both The University of Memphis and its corporate and media partners. The Tiger Sports Properties staff is located near campus in the White Station Tower and consists of three full-time staff members and two part-time employees. Tiger Sports Properties works with the corporate community to provide a variety of highly visible and creative marketing opportunities. Elements ranging from radio, television, signage and event promotion is available and will be tailored to meet the needs of the sponsor. Consisting of the three full-time employees in Memphis, the local operation is headed by General Manager Brent Seebohm. Seebohm came to Memphis after working as an Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing & Broadcasting at Wichita State for three years. A native of Ft. Collins, Colo., Seebohm has worked with the football program at Colorado State University and has stints with the Colorado Rockies and Fresno State University. Also on the staff of Tiger Sports Properties is Senior Account Executive Jay Jones and Account Executive Melissa Dunn. Jones came to TSP from the Washington Capitals of the NHL, while Dunn, who worked for TSP last year, has also worked in Affiliate Relations for Learfield Communications. The remainder of the staff is made up of Kristi Sampson and Temeka Woodley. Sampson, a graduate of The U of M, is in her first year with TSP as an Executive Assistant. She recently completed an internship with the Memphis Marketing and Promotions Department. Woodley is in her first year as a Corporate Relations Assistant.

Jay Jones

Jay Jones - Senior Account Executive

Jay Jones joins the staff at Tiger Sports Properties after a three-year tenure with the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. As a regional sales manager for the Capitals, Jones handled the sale of corporate ticket packages, game sponsorships, season tickets and community nights for the team. Prior to working in Washington, D.C., Jones spent time with the Memphis Redbirds and at The University of Memphis. He is a 1999 graduate of The University of Memphis. Melissa Dunn

Melissa Dunn - Account Executive Melissa Dunn is entering her second year with TSP. Her career with Learfield started in LCI’s affiliate relation office, securing network affiliates for various Learfield programming in North Carolina, Oregon and Oklahoma. Prior to joining Learfield, Dunn worked for the Missouri River Otters minor league hockey team in St. Louis.

TIGER SPORTS PROPERTIES STAFF

Kristi Sampson Asst. Marketing Dir.

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Temeka Woodley Asst. Marketing Dir.


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, returned to WMC-AM 790, the station that carried Tiger athletics for 28 consecutive years. WMC will broadcast all of the University of Memphis football games in 2003. In March of 1999, WMC-AM 790 and The University of Memphis finalized a new three-year agreement with the option for two additional years. WMC-AM 790 bid $240,000 for Memphis' rights in 1999-2000, $250,000 for 2000-2001 and $250,000 for 20012002. Dave Woloshin WMC-AM 790, a 5,000-watt station located in midtown 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 seventh season of handling the play-by-play 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 Memphis as the sports anchor for WHBQ-TV 13 in 1981. He has handled play-by-play for the Memphis Riverkings, the Memphis Americans, Storm and Rogues soccer teams, has worked ESPN and SportsChannel America and for numerous prep football games of the week. Woloshin has two children, Nathan, age 10, and Jacob, age 9. Former all-American center Bob Rush will handle the color commentary for the 16th 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-America 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 Bob Rush (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 Chargers 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

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have two children, Jeffrey, Jr., age 21, and Lacey, age 18. Forrest Goodman, a veteran of radio sports, will return for his fifth season as the studio host for the Tiger Football Network. Joining Goodman on the pre and post game shows will be veteran announcer Matt Dillon. Dillon has served as the play-by-play announcer for Tiger basketball on WKNO-TV and handles the color for Dave Woloshin on the WMC broadcast of Memphis basketball.

THE TOMMY WEST SHOW 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 previous Tiger game and show all of Greg Gaston 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 seven years. Over the past 13 years, numerous Tiger football games have been carried by WLMT-TV. Gaston has been with the sports staff at WPTY-TV for the past six years. He serves as the sports anchor at WPTY-TV from Monday through Friday and has handled television play-by-play for Tiger football and basketball on WLMT-TV. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he came to Memphis from Maryland. Gaston and his wife, Mary, have two children, Greg and Gina.

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Tigers On TV

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WATCH ALL THE TIGER ACTION IN FOOTBALL ON ESPN For three years, Conference USA had its broadcast of football and basketball contests on separate television networks. The 2001 season marked the first time in the league's history that CUSA sports were to 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 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. The announcement was made by John Wildhack, ESPN senior vice president for programming and former C-USA Commissioner Mike Slive. 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 onABC Sports; men's basketball coverage Fridays on ESPN and Wednesdays on ESPN2; syndication and network rights for the conference's footbal-l and basketball coverage through ESPN Regional Television; marketing rights and more. "We are thrilled to expand our relationship with Conference USAon both the national and regional level," said Wildhack. "Multi-faceted agreements such as this one involving the many ESPN entities andABC 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." Former Conference USA Commissioner Mike Slive added: "Conference USA is pleased and excited about its partnership with ESPN, Inc. andABC 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 Tigers’ first appearance on ESPN occurred 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 84 times dating back to the 1983 season, when Memphis played Ole Miss on the young television network. The agreement calls for 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 network 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

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* 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 9/7/02 10/8/02

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) at Ole Miss (Jeff-Pilot) Louisville (ESPN2)

*also seen on SportSouth

Overall Record: 6-26-0

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, 17-3 L, 24-3 W, 17-10 L, 19-17 L, 30-10 L, 38-16 L, 38-32


Campus Map

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City Map

University of Memphis Buildings (For Campus Map on page 11) AD AC ART AOB K-13 BH BMJ BS BB BR CS CL CFA CT DH EQ EL EA

Administration Bldg. Alumni Center Art Building Athletic Office Bldg.

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Ball Hall Billy M. Jones Advancement Bookstore Brister Building Browning Hall Campus School Clement Hall Communications & Fine Arts Clock Tower Dunn Hall Earthquake Research Center Ellington Hall Engineering Admin. Bldg.

I-12 J-15 H-11 D-10 I-8 J-12 E-11 G-6 G-11 F-7 K-4 E-12 H-5

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ES ET FET FH FRH FBE FEC HH HC IC JH JN LAW LS LIP MN MC ML MJ MI MU

Engineering Sciences Engineering Technology FedEx Emerging Technology Elma Roane Fieldhouse Finch Recreation Center Fogelman College of Business Fogelman Executive Center Hayden Hall Health Center Information Center Johnson Hall Jones Hall C.C. Humphreys School/Law Life Sciences Lipman School Manning Hall McCord Hall McWherter Library Meeman Journalism Bldg. Mitchell Hall Music Bldg.

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I-5 I-6 D-6 H-10 G-16 D-5 E-5 H-9 H-8 C-5 D-10 F-9 F-5 H-12 H-2 G-9 H-8 H-7 F-8 E-11 H-5

NH PAN PG1 PG2 PT PP PS PSY RTH SC SM REC TC UC WT WS

Newport Hall Panhellenic Bldg. Parking Garage Parking Garage Patterson Hall Physical Plant Printing Services Psychology Bldg. Rose Theatre and Lecture Scates Hall Smith Hall Student Recreation Center Theatre & Communications University Center Wilder Tower Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management

I-15 D-7 E-6 H-11 D-12 G-8 E-14 E-7 H-10 H-9 G-12 G-15 G-5 G-11 E-11 E-4


Media Contacts

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Tennessee Tech

931-372-3088

FAX: 931-372-6139

Press Conf.

Athletic Media Relations P.O. Box 5057 Cookeville, TN 38505

Press Box Phone: 931-372-6030 e-mail: Rschabert@tntech.edu

Football Contact (home phone) Rob Schabert (931-526-2576)

Weekly Press Conf. TBA

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 Contact (home phone) Langston Rogers (662-236-3535)

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 Contact (home phone) Mike Montoro (601-579-9573)

Arkansas State

870-972-2541

FAX: 870-972-3367

Athletic Media Relations P.O. Box 1000 State University, AR 72467

Press Box Phone: 870-972-2541 e-mail: gbowman@astate.edu

Football Contact (home phone) Gina Bowman (870-932-6947)

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 Contact (home phone) Norm Reilly (205-936-1793)

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 Football Contact (home phone) e-mail: nemeth@athletics.msstate.edu Mike Nemeth (662-323-7780)

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 Contact (home phone) Chris Burkhalter (281-403-7674)

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 Contact (home phone) Donna Turner (504-733-9208)

East Carolina

252-328-4522

FAX: 252-328-4528

Athletic Media Relations 320 Ward Spts Medicine Greenville, NC 27858

Press Box Phone: 252-328-4697 e-mail: wellscr@mail.ecu.edu

Football Contact (home phone) Craig Wells (252-341-1357)

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: rdgasp01@louisville.edu

Football Contact (home phone) Rocco Gasparro (TBA)

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 Contact (home phone) Brian McCann (513-481-5002)

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 Contact (home phone) John Gerdes (813-971-4967)

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2003 Tiger Preview

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WEST CONTINUES TO BUILD FOOTBALL PROGRAM New pieces to construction puzzle include well-known defensive coordinator... When the 2002 college football season concluded, head coach Tommy West knew that he had to make some tough decisions in order to continue to build the Tiger football program. The decisions included making changes in his staff, adding new staff members, putting the defense into the capable hands of a well known defensive coordinator and adding another outstanding recruiting class designed to fill some very specific needs. “Last season I had to become far too involved in the day-to-day operation of the defense,” West said. “I knew that I wanted our defense to be more aggressive and to do so, I would need to make a change in the leadership of that unit. As the season came to a close, I found out that Joe Lee Dunn was available and I knew that his philosophy of defense and mine ran along the same lines.” Dunn, who had served as the Tigers’ defensive coordinator in the late 1980s under Chuck Stobart, had served as the defensive coordinator at Mississippi State University for seven years and had raised the Bulldogs’ level of defensive performance into the national spotlight. He had also accomplished the same feat at Ole Miss and Arkansas before joining Jackie Sherrill’s staff at MSU. “I was absolutely elated that Joe Lee decided to accept my offer and join our staff,” West continued. “He was one of the best signees I had for 2003.” With Dunn safely listed among the roster of Tiger assistant coaches, West and his staff set out to sign players for the 2003 season. Not just athletes that might develop into players or those who would some day fill roles, but key players recruited to fill specific needs for the 2003 season. “There were certain key positions that had to be filled in order for us to continue to build for the future,” stated the former Clemson head coach, now the mentor of the Tigers. “Last season we were hurt by the lack of experience at quarterback. When Danny (Wimprine) was injured, we

did not have a veteran quarterback to replace him. That became a priority in our recruiting effort. And when we were able to sign the number one junior college quarterback in the nation, it allowed us to move other athletes into other positions that would help us immediately.” As recruiting continued, the Tigers landed one blue-chip player after another and by the end of the February signing period, the U of M had inked a second strong class. “After locking up a quarterback, I felt that our next biggest goal was to sign a punter and believe me, we needed a punter in the worst kind of way. I knew when we received a commitment from Brandon Roberson that we had filled our needs,” West said. “It was a key element, another building block in creating a strong football team.” During spring practice several key junior college players took their place with the Tigers’ youthful squad. Quarterback Bobby Robison, wide receiver Chris Kelley, and linemen Bobby Garafolo and Jason Matthews practiced with the Tigers in the spring and proved to be strong additions to the squad, as was LSU transfer Derron Parquet. As the team prepares for the 2003 season under Tommy West, it appears that his construction project is rapidly taking shape. THE QUARTERBACKS The Tigers will enter the 2003 season with a record setting junior quar-

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terback in Danny Wimprine, the nation’s number one junior college quarterback in Bobby Robison and a redshirted freshman signal-caller, Patrick Byrne, who was named the Paul Gingold MVP of the annual Blue-Gray Spring game. Wimprine, who has lettered for two years, completely rewrote the Tiger record book sections on passing and total offense in 2002. The big right-hander entered his name in the Memphis football record section 50 times last season and should hold virtually every passing record by mid-season 2003. The New Orleans native set U of M records for most pass attempts in a game (53), most pass completions in a game (32), most touchdown passes Danny Wimprine broke in a game virtually every Memphis passing record in 2002. (five), most pass attempts in a season (435), most

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POSITION-BY-POSITION 18 11 19

Quarterback Danny Wimprine ** 6-1 Bobby Robison 6-3 Patrick Byrne 6-1

220 210 205

r-Jr. Jr. r-Fr.

20 3 25 38 33 24 36

Running Backs DeAngelo Williams * 5-10 Derron Parquet 6-0 Brian Davis 6-0 LaKendus Cole 5-10 Jamarcus Gaither 5-10 Taz Knockum 6-2 Sir Ernest * 5-10

212 220 205 195 175 205 190

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

21 88 84

Receivers Tavares Gideon * Tavarious Davis * Mario Pratcher

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

210 192 215

Sr. r-Jr. So.

1 2 94 26

Receivers Maurice Avery * LaDarius Price * Anthony Johnson Bobby Good

(H) 6-1 6-0 6-0 6-0

210 182 195 175

So. Jr. r-Fr. Fr.

81 28 83

Receivers Chris Kelley Darron White ** Ryan Scott

(Y) 6-1 6-0 6-4

195 205 205

Jr. Jr. Fr.

16 80

Receivers (Z) Darren Garcia *** 6-1 Von Webb * 6-0

192 184

Sr. r-So.

82 89

John Doucette * Isaac Daniel

Tight Ends 6-2 6-2

260 240

So. r-Jr.

53 61

Jeremy Rone * Lane Garcia

Left Tackle 6-3 6-3

270 255

r-Jr. Fr.

75 63

Left Guard Andrew Handy ** 6-2 Blake Butler 6-3

310 305

Jr. r-Fr.

76 59 65 98 95

Centers Gene Frederic ** Bruce McCaleb Abraham Holloway Rusty Clayton (DS) Jared Bidne (DS)

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

280 290 320 235 225

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

68 64 52

Right Guard Jason Matthews 6-4 Bobby Garafolo 6-3 Aaron Grimes 6-3

300 295 295

Jr. Jr. Fr.

73 54 70 71 69

Right Tackle David Davis 6-4 Willie Henderson 6-7 James Corder 6-7 Jason Johnson ** 6-3 Andy Smith 6-4

305 345 305 290 270

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

pass completions in a season (235), most mance in the annual Blue-Gray Game, was yards passing in a season (2,820), most voted the Paul Gingold MVP by the attouchdown passes in a season (23), most tending media. He finished spring drills touchdown passes in a career (37), high- with 366 yards passing and five touchest number of 200-yard passing games in downs. Byrne, a multi-talented athlete, played a career (10), most total offense plays in a game (66), most total offense plays in a basketball for John Calipari’s Tigers in the season (533), most total offense yards in winter of 2002-03, after injuries depleted a season 2,860, most touchdowns respon- the guard positions. He appeared in three sible for in a game (five) and most touch- games for a Tiger hoops team that advanced to the NCAA Tournament. downs responsible for in a season (26). Wimprine had two, 300-plus yard passing performances last season, as well as THE RUNNING BACKS The Tigers lacked for veteran players six 200-yard passing games. He started every contest but was forced to play in- in the offensive backfield in ‘02 but that jured in several games due to the lack of should not be a problem in 2003. Letterexperience at quarterback. Now a starter man tailback DeAngelo Williams and LSU in 17 career contests, Wimprine needs transfer Derron Parquet will lead the way less than 200 yards passing to become for the running backs and will receive support from redshirt freshman Brian Davis, the Tigers’ all-time record holder. With a new backup quarterback in walk-on candidate LaKendus Cole and camp and a redshirted freshman wanting newcomers Jamarcus Gaither and Taz to show Memphis coaches that he was Knockum. ready to play, Wimprine stepped up his Williams, one of the most highly-touted game in spring drills and passed for over signees in Memphis history, made a state600 yards and eight touchdowns in just five ment in his first game as a collegiate scrimmages. He connected on 65.2 per- player. The speedster rushed for 129 yards cent of his pass attempts and suffered just and one touchdown against Murray State one interception during the spring and that University and added 100-yard perforcame on a tipped pass. mances against If Wimprine falls victim to injury this Tulane, Southern season, Robison is waiting in the wings. Mississippi and The left-hander, who led Northwest MissisArmy before the sippi Community College to back-to-back season ended. winning seasons, was impressive in the He led the spring, passing for 384 yards and six nation in averscores. age yards per Robison passed for 1,737 yards and carry for three 23 touchdowns in 2002 and had weeks of the 2,285 yards and 20 scoring tosses 2002 camas a freshman. He amassed 4,562 paign, was yards passing and 43 touchdowns ranked en route to being named the nation’s second in top junior college quarterback by the nation J.C. Gridwire Magazine. The Ft. entering Walton Beach, FL, native the final was selected to the 2002 game of the seaMississippi Junior Colson and finished lege All-Star game and the year tied for received the Hubert fifth in the naTucker Award as the tion with a 6.6 DeAngelo Williams tied for fifth in MVP of the North Allyard averthe nation in average yards per carry with his 6.6 yard mark in Star Team. age. Will2002. The future of Memi a m s phis football seems to gained 684 be in capable handswith the maturing of yards rushing to lead the team, defreshman quarterback Byrne. The Brewton, spite starting just one contest. He had a AL, native had an outstanding spring and season long run of 86 yards in the Tulane after his four touchdown passing perfor- game, which ranks as the fifth longest 18


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touchdown run in school history and had his first multiple touchdown performance against Army in a 38-10 Tiger victory. For his play during the 2002 season, Williams was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team and The Sporting News Conference USA All-Freshman squad. Parquet played at LSU for two seasons before transferring to Memphis in 2001. He sat out during that season under NCAA guidelines for transfers but has demonstrated why he was so highly recruited out of Rummell High School in New Orleans. The former high school all-American suffered a severe groin injury in spring drills but was still impressive with his speed and tackle-breaking strength. With Williams and Parquet, the Tigers possess a great one-two punch at tailback but young players such as Davis and Cole should provide strong support for the veterans, and newcomers Gaither and Knockum are vital to the future of the offensive backfield. Cole, a walk-on from Houston High School in Germantown, was at his best during spring drills. The speedy back rushed for 199 yards and four touchdowns in spring scrimmages and averaged 3.5 yards per carry. He is expected to help the team by participating on special teams and providing help at tailback. Davis was moved from defensive back to tailback in the spring and had to spend most of his time learning the Memphis offensive scheme. The former track star from Georgia has shown that he is ready to contribute at tailback and should help provide additional depth. Gaither, a prep star from Frayser High School in Memphis, rushed for 1,813 White, who yards and 13 touchdowns Darron was named to the Clast season in being named USA All-Freshman Team in 2001,had 40 to the Associated Press receptions for 343 All-State team. He aver- yards last season. aged 164.8 yards per game rushing and was ranked second in Shelby-Metro. Knockum, the nation’s 24th ranked all-purpose back, was a prep star at Baton Rouge Catholic High School. He was the district MVP after rushing for 1,143 yards and nine

touchdowns in 2002 and added 29 pass receptions for 418 yards and nine additional scores. He is the reigning Louisiana 5A state champion in the 110 meter hurdles and posted the fastest time in the indoor 55-yard hurdles in the winter of 2003. THE RECEIVERS When the talk turns to the deepest position on the Memphis offense, it often centers around the quarterback spot or perhaps some think that the running backs have the most star power. But when it comes down to the most veteran players, the receivers corps stands out. Back for the 2003 season are letter winners Tavares Gideon, Tavarious Davis, LaDarius Price, Darron White, Darren Garcia and Von Webb and add to that group former Tiger quarterback Maurice Avery, junior college transfer Chris Kelley and newcomers Ryan Scott and Mario Pratcher. Gideon, who came to Memphis as a junior college transfer in 2002, was the team’s second-leading receiver with 466 yards and a team-leading eight touchdowns. His eight scoring catches rank as the fifth highest total in school history. The Greenville, MS, native had a season-high 127 yards in receptions against Mississippi State and with the graduation of Travis Anglin, should be the Tigers’ go-to-receiver this fall. White is a two-year letterman for Memphis and will enter the 2003 season with 74 career receptions for 765 yards and five touchdowns. His 74 receptions ranks 11th on the UM career list and his 765 yards places him 27th in career yardage. He had a season-high eight catches for 73 yards and one touchdown in the Murray State contest and boasts a careerhigh 123 yards against Cincinnati as a freshman. White also serves as a punt returner for the Tigers. Garcia, a senior from Millington, TN, has earned three letters during his career. He caught 19 passes for 204 yards as a 19

POSITION-BY-POSITION Defensive End

91 96 93

Treveco Lucas ** David McNair * Haracio Colen

77 90

Albert Means * Aaron Bentley

79 51

Kenyun Glover ** LaVale Washington *

50 43 72 5 46

Eric Taylor *** Marcus West * Greg Billingslea Tyus Jackson Quintin Williams

34 27 52 49

Robert Douglas ** Shaka Hill ** Carson Hunter Jarren Humphrey

42 99 55

Greg Harper *** Will Hyden * Mike Snyder

44 37 56 47 41

Derrick Ballard *** Coot Terry *** Charles Davis * Sheldon Taylor * Tim Goodwell *

9 29

Tristan Thomas ** Lionel Pieh **

39 23 22

Olen Whitely Sam Brewer Cato Mott *

8 45 40 31 17

Scott Vogel ** Wesley Smith O.C. Collins * Jamaal Rufus Javar Pollard

7 10 5 4

Cameron Essex ** Derron Johnson * Bo Arnold Lee Hayes

6-2 6-3 6-3

Defensive Tackle 6-4 6-3

Defensive Tackle 6-3 6-1

Defensive End

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

Sam Linebacker

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

Mike Linebacker 6-1 6-1 6-2

Nickle Back

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

Field Cornerback

6-1 5-10

Strong Safety

6-0 6-1 5-10

Free Safety

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

255 255 275

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

365 260

r-Jr. Fr.

295 255

r-Jr. So.

295 250 290 250 225

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

225 255 225 205

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

235 231 220

r-Sr. r-Sr. Fr.

205 230 245 215 230

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

185 185

Jr. Jr.

205 185 200

r-Fr. r-Fr. So.

198 190 180 210 200

Jr. So. So. Fr. Fr.

Boundary Cornerback 6-0 6-4 5-10 5-11

184 210 185 175

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


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junior and asserted himself during the spring of 2003 as a possible star for the receiver corps. His nine catches for 232 yards during the spring led the team in average yards per reception at a whopping 25.7 yard mark. Webb, who has suffered through a knee injury and rehabilitation in his career, stepped up in 2002 with 10 catches for 166 yards. He had a season long 50-yard reception against Army, a 48-yard catch in the Houston game and grabbed two passes for 39 yards in the UAB contest. Avery lettered as a quarterback and punter in 2002 but was moved to wide receiver after the signing of Bobby Robison. An outstanding athlete who can play many positions, he proved to be a prime target for Tiger passers this past spring. He caught six passes for 88 yards and two scores in spring scrimmages. At 6’1, 210 pound, the Atlanta native will become a valuable asset for the offense. Price and Davis have both seen game action during their brief careers. Price had four catches for 22 yards in his first season of competition and Davis has played in 10 games over the last two years. Demonstrating that he was ready for more game time, Davis hauled in 16 passes in the spring for 155 yards and two scores. His improved play earned him a Chris Faros Most Improved Player Award for the spring of ‘03. Kelley came to Memphis in the spring after transferring to the Tigers from Northeast Mississippi Community College. The 6’1 native of Corinth, MS, was the overall Most Valuable Player in the Mississippi Junior College All-Star game in December and carried that over into a 13.2 yard average per catch in the spring. With such veteran receivers back for the fall, it would stand to reason that newcomers might not have an opportunity to play. But with new arrivals such as Scott and Pratcher, the Tigers can expect to have two additional big receivers to throw to this fall. Pratcher was an all-state receiver at Trezevant High School and sat out during the 2002 season to concentrate on academic work. At 6’4 and 215 pounds, Pratcher offers a huge target for UM quarterbacks. The holder of the Trezevant record for touchdown catches with 25, Pratcher averaged 25.4 yards per catch as a senior.

A native of Jackson, TN, Scott was recruited by several SEC teams before deciding to sign with Memphis. He had 936 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior and tallied 13 touchdown while averaging over 16.5 yards per catch as a junior. THE TIGHT ENDS It is not often that a freshman tight end comes to camp and finds himself a starter early in the season but that’s exactly what happened to John Doucette. The New Orleans, LA, native worked with Jeff Cameron in the fall but when Cameron was lost with a knee injury, Doucette became the starter and never relinquished the spot. The 6’2, 260 pounder caught just five passes for 44 yards in his 11 games but was used mainly as a blocker. He gained in strength and experience as the season progressed and by the end of the 2002 campaign, was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team. Doucette scored his first collegiate touchdown in the season finale against TCU. He tallied seven catches for 64 yards and one score during spring practice and is expected to return as the Tiger starter in the fall. Doucette will receive support from junior Isaac Daniel this fall. The walk-on candidate was used as a linebacker and defensive end for two seasons before being moved to tight end in the spring of 2003. He spent his time learning the Memphis spread offense and should be able to provide some depth at tight end this fall. THE OFFENSIVE LINE If there was one position that really felt the brunt of graduation, it was the offensive line. The Tigers lost eight of the top 10 offensive linemen from last year’s squad and have just one returning starter in junior guard Andrew Handy. Gone from the 2002 squad are both tackles, Wade Smith and Donald Marshall, guard Joe Gerda and three-year starting center Jimond Pugh. A great emphasis was placed on offensive line work in the spring of 2003 and several junior college players were brought in to help shore up the front. Handy, who has lettered for two seasons, started nine games for Memphis last year and is the most experienced of the returning offensive linemen. He will be joined at the guard positions by redshirt freshman Blake Butler and newcomers Jason Matthews, Bobby Garafolo and Aaron Grimes 20

Butler, the son of former Tiger great Keith Butler, was redshirted last season but at 305 pounds, made quite an impression in the spring drills. Matthews and Garafolo are both junior college transfers who bring game experience to the unit. Grimes is an all-state performer from Martin, TN, who might be able to contribute as a freshman. The center position appears to have been handed over to letterman deep snapper Gene Frederic. The St. Louis, MO., native has both size and experience and received nice reviews from coaches in the spring. He will be supported by redshirted freshman Bruce McCaleb and newcomer Abraham Holloway in the fall. McCaleb was moved from guard to center and is ready to back-up Frederic when needed. Holloway is the largest of the Tiger signees but will be expected to learn the offense very quickly if he is to play this season. The tackle slots could be filled by several players and a real battle should develop in fall camp. Jeremy Rone and Jason Johnson have both lettered during their careers at Memphis and should provide leadership in the line. Redshirt sophomore James Corder also saw limited action in 2002, while junior college transfer David Davis was held out of action last season to give the team more experience for 2003. Davis is joined at tackle by former prep allAmerican Willie Henderson. Davis, 6’4, 305, and Henderson, 6’7, 345, offer the Tigers two large bodies at tackle. Add to the group freshmen Lane Garcia and Andy Smith, and the U of M should have ample offensive line candidates for 2003. THE DEFENSE The return of Joe Lee Dunn has brought an entirely different attitude to the defensive unit. Installing a far more aggressive style of pressure defense, Dunn started building confidence and attitude during spring drills. “Joe Lee and I have the same philosophy about defense,” West quipped. “We both like to see a lot of hitting...people all around the ball. That’s what football is all about.” Dunn should have plenty of talent and experience to work with this fall as nine defensive starters and a host of lettermen return to action. Of the team’s 37 returning letterwinners, 21 are defensive players.


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THE DEFENSIVE LINE The defensive front was very thin and inexperienced in 2002 but with the return of starters Eric Taylor and Kenyun Glover and big Albert Means, the unit takes on a new appearance. Then add to the mix several young lettermen and some key newcomers and the defensive front is again back at full strength. Taylor and Glover had to carry the bulk of the trench warfare in 2002. The two combined for 68 tackles but had to play at less than full speed because of injuries. Glover finished the season as the 10th leading tackler, while Taylor came in at the 14th spot due to a broken hand which limited his playing time. Means, who received a great deal of Junior Albert Means started seven attention games in 2001 and will return to in 2001 action this fall. after he transferred to Memphis from Alabama, sat out last season to concentrate on academics. At 6’4, 355, Means gives the defensive front a great deal more size and depth for the fall. LaVale Washington played in 11 games for the Tigers as a true freshman, and he too wants his share of the playing time. Washington logged 18 tackles while learning the collegiate game and is hopeful of improving those numbers as a sophomore. Joining the more experienced down linemen will be Trumann, AR, native Aaron Bentley. An all-state performer at Trumann High, Bentley is 6’3, 260 and could see duty this season in a reserve role. THE DEFENSE ENDS All-star Tony Brown has graduated but the defensive unit will have back returning starter Treveco Lucas at one end slot, as well as lettermen Marcus West and David McNair. Toss in several young players and newcomers and the end positions seem to be solid.

Lucas, a two-year letterman, was the team’s eighth leading tackler in ‘02 with 43 stops and tied Brown for the team lead in quarterback sacks with four. The Memphis native is expected to start as a senior and to provide leadership for the younger players. West and McNair both saw duty last season but will get a strong push from youngsters Greg Billingslea and Haracio Colen, as well as newcomers Tyus Jackson and Quintin Williams. Jackson, 6’3, 250 pounds, comes to the Tigers after a junior college career at Northeast Mississippi Community College, while Williams was one of the top high school defensive players in the state of Tennessee. Williams, a middle linebacker at East High in Memphis, was heavily recruited by area schools but signed with the Tigers over several SEC offers.

2002 season but both saw their seasons ended by injuries. Harper, who logged 37 tackles, suffered a broken leg in the Tulane game and missed five contests. Terry, who had 60 tackles, also missed the final five games of the season with hand and knee injuries. Both are ready to resume their play for Dunn’s defense. When Harper and Terry left the lineup with injuries, Hill and Douglas stepped in and picked up the slack. Hill registered 53 tackles and a pass interception, while Douglas was credited with 39 tackles and a fumble recovery. Taylor, who played part of the season with a torn ACL, logged 25 tackles in 2002 and then had his knee repaired during the off-season. He is fully recovered and ready to return to the field. With the number of injuries to the linebackers, Goodwell was forced into action and he contributed four tackles in limited playing time. Davis and Hyden also saw playing time in a reserve role. He had four tackles in his 10 games played. Hunter came to the team as a walk-on in 2002 and immediately made an impression on the staff with his hustle and desire. He received the Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Year Award during the football banquet and after being redshirted, has four years of eligibility remaining. Humphrey and Snyder are both highly decorated prep players who are destined to be stars for the Tigers. Snyder, who prepped at the same high school, J.T. Curtis, as UM quarterback Danny Wimprine, is slated to work at middle linebacker, while Humphrey will join Douglas, Hill and Hunter at outside linebacker.

THE LINEBACKERS Perhaps the deepest position on the Memphis football team this fall will be the linebacker spots. Back for their third season as starters are veterans Derrick Ballard, Greg Harper and Coot Terry. Joining the trio will be part-time starters Shaka Hill and Robert Douglas and lettermen Sheldon Taylor, Will Hyden, Charles Davis and Tim Goodwell. Now add in newcomers Carson Hunter, Jerran Humphrey and Mike Snyder and you have the makings for some great linebacker play. Ballard was the Tigers’ leading tackler in 2002 with 101 total stops. He had 13 tackles for lost yardage, three quarterback sacks, one fumble recovery and three pass interceptions on THE SECOND AR Y SECONDAR ARY his resume as The Tiger secwell. For his play, ondary is loaded with the Georgia natalent and experience. tive was named With the return of startto the Conferers Scott Vogel, ence USA secCameron Essex and ond team deO.C. Collins, many fense as a junior would think that most and appears of the positions are headed for even nailed down prior bigger honors to the start of this year. fall camp. Harper and But that is Terry were both far from starters at the true given Gre Harper starter two year ears att outside line linebac back er.. eg Har per has been a star ter ffor or tw oy ear sa bac ker outset of the Senior Gr 21


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the level of talent in the defensive backfield. Vogel, who started 10 of the 12 contests at strong safety, was credited with 71 tackles and two pass interceptions in ‘02. The junior from Memphis, who has tallied 91 career tackles, was moved to free safety in the spring and will enter camp as the starter. Collins, who was named to two freshman all-America teams last season, logged 75 tackles and three pass interceptions in his first season of collegiate competition. He will work with Vogel at free safety as will Wesley Smith who redshirted as a freshman. Smith was most impressive in the spring registering four pass interceptions during the scrimmages. At 6’2, 214, he gives Memphis at big back at free safety. However, two impressive newcomers will also join the mix at safety. Memphian Jamaal Rufus of Frayser High School and Javar Pollard of Batesville, MS, will also be seeking their fair share of time on the field. Rufus was recruited by every major conference school in the southeast. At 6’3, 210, he will help give the Tigers a great deal of size in the secondary. Pollard, who has run a 4.4 40yard dash, played both tailback and defensive back in high school and was sought after by West Virginia and Missis-

SPECIALISTS Punter

48 35 41

Brandon Roberson Ryan Ivey * John Patterson

76 95 98

Gene Frederic ** Jared Bidne Rusty Clayton

32 36 19

Stephen Gostkowski * Danny Haynes Patrick Byrne

35

Ryan Ivey *

20 28

DeAngelo Williams * Darron White **

28

Darron White **

6-1 6-0 6-3

180 180 175

Jr. r-Jr. r-So.

280 225 235

Jr. r-Jr. r-Fr.

6-2 5-10 6-1

200 200 205

So. r-Sr. r-Fr.

6-0

180

r-Jr.

212 205

So. Jr.

205

Jr.

Deep Snapper 6-4 6-0 6-2

Placekicker

Holder

Kick Return

5-10 6-0

Punt Return

6-0

sippi State. Essex will return to his field corner position, while Tristan Thomas is slated as the starter at boundary corner. Essex totaled 36 tackles last season after starting seven contests. Thomas was a starter against Southern Mississippi and finished the season with 15 tackles. Depth at the corner positions should come from veterans Lionel Pieh, Derron

Defensive backs Scott Vogel (8) and Tristan Thomas (9) are slated as regulars in the secondary for the fall of 2003.

Johnson and newcomer Lee Hayes. Pieh has lettered for two seasons working as a defensive back and special teams member. Johnson, who was highly recruited out of Melrose High School two years ago, sat out in 2002 to work on academics. His return will give Memphis more size in the secondary. Hayes was a Parade All-American in Hopkinsville, KY, and signed with Arkansas before attending Northeast Mississippi Community College, He is expected to challenge for time at cornerback. The strong safety position will be battled out this fall between Olen Whitely, Sam Brewer, Cato Mott and newly arrived but highly-touted freshman Quinton McCrary of Columbus, MS. Mott lettered as a special teams player in 2002, while Whitely and Brewer were redshirted. McCrary was ranked as the number seven outside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com and had committed to Mississippi State before Joe Lee Dunn joined the Tigers. He now brings his talent 22

to Memphis along with his 170 tackles, eight sacks and two pass interceptions as a senior at Columbus High. At 6’2, 210, he gives Memphis yet another big defensive back. THE SPECIAL TEAMS During the 2002 season, the Tiger special teams struggled with the injury to kicker Danny Haynes and the demise of punter James Gaither. With junior college transfer Haynes injured, West was forced to sign baseball player Stephen Gostkowski and turn the kicking duties over to the true freshman. Gostkowski responded by booting a 50yard field goal on his first collegiate kick. The Madison, MS, native maintained his kicking duties throughout the season and was named to the Conference USA AllFreshman team. He connected on 9-of-14 field goal attempts and 32-of-37 PATs to finish the season as the team’s leading scorer. Haynes has now recovered from his injury and will battle Gostkowski for playing time this fall. As Gaither’s statistics headed downhill in 2002, the Tigers were forced to use quarterbacks Danny Wimprine and Maurice Avery as rugby-styled punters. Therefore, when West sent his assistants out recruiting, signing a punter was a top priority. The staff responded by landing Brandon Roberson of Northeast Mississippi Community College. Roberson, who had committed to the University of Arkansas, averaged 42.8 yards per punt in junior college. However, the Mississippi Junior College All-Star reconsidered his decision and inked with the Tigers giving West his much needed punter. Memphis has veteran snappers and holders back for the 2003 campaign. Center Gene Frederic will again handle the snapping duties and will be supported by Jared Bidne and redshirt freshman Rusty Clayton. Ryan Ivy, who lettered last season as the team’s holder, will return to that position for his junior season.


Tiger Rosters

MEMPHIS

NUMERICAL ROSTER ALPHABETICAL ROSTER 1 39 44 90 95 72 23 86 19 63 85 98 38 93 40 70 89 25 56 73 88 33 82 34 36 7 76 33 64 16 61 21 79 26 41 32 52 75 42 4 36 54 27 65 87 49 30 52 99 35 5

Maurice Avery ............... WR Vic Anderson ................... TB Derrick Ballard ............... OLB Aaron Bentley ................. DE Jared Bidne ..................... DS Greg Billingslea ............... DE Sam Brewer .................... DB Daniel Byram ........... WR/DS Patrick Byrne .............. QB/P Blake Butler .................... OG Daniel Byram ................. WR Rusty Clayton ................. DS LaKendus Cole ............... RB Haracio Colen ................. DE O.C. Collins .................... DB James Corder ................. OT Isaac Daniel ..................... TE Brian Davis ..................... RB Charles Davis ................. ILB David Davis ................... OG Tavarious Davis ............ WR Jason Dilworth ............... WR John Doucette ................. TE Robert Douglas ............. OLB Sir Ernest ......................... RB Cameron Essex ............. DB Gene Frederic ............. C/DS Jamarcus Gaither ........... RB Bobby Garafolo .............. OG Darren Garcia ................. WR Lane Garcia ..................... DE Tavares Gideon ............. WR Kenyun Glover ............... DT Bobby Good ................... WR Tim Goodwell ............... OLB Stephen Gostkowski .......... K Aaron Grimes ................. OG Andrew Handy ............... OG Greg Harper ................... OLB Lee Hayes ....................... DB Danny Haynes ................... K Willie Henderson ............. OT Shaka Hill ........................ ILB Abraham Holloway ........... C Cole Hoppe .................... WR Jarren Humphrey .......... OLB Miller Hudson ..................... P Carson Hunter ............... OLB Will Hyden ....................... ILB Ryan Ivey .......................... K Tyus Jackson ................. DE

NO 1 2 3 4

NAME Maurice Avery * LaDarius Price * Derron Parquet Lee Hayes

POS WR WR RB DB

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

WT 210 182 220 175

CL So. Jr. r-Jr. Jr.

HOMETOWN/HS/JC Atlanta, GA/McNair HS Memphis, TN/East HS Metairie, LA/LSU Hopkinsville, KY/NE Miss CC

5 7 8 9 10

Tyus Jackson Cameron Essex * Scott Vogel ** Tristan Thomas ** Derron Johnson *

DE DB DB DB DB

6-3 5-11 6-1 6-1 6-4

250 184 198 185 210

Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So.

Birmingham, AL/NE Miss CC Atlanta, GA/DeKalb HS Memphis, TN/MUS Marietta, GA/Marietta HS Memphis, TN/Melrose HS

11 16 17 18 19

Bobby Robison Darren Garcia *** Javar Pollard Danny Wimprine ** Patrick Byrne

QB WR DB QB QB/P

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

210 192 200 220 205

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

Ft. Walton Beach, FL/NW Miss CC MIllington, TN/Millington HS Batesville, MS/South Panola HS River Ridge, LA/J.T. Curtis HS Brewton, AL/T.R. Miller HS

20 21 22 23 24

DeAngelo Williams * Tavares Gideon * Cato Mott * Sam Brewer Taz Knockum

RB WR DB DB RB

5-10 6-4 5-10 6-1 6-2

212 210 200 185 205

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

Wynne, AR/Wynne HS Greenville, MS/Miss Delta JC Orlando, FL/Apopka HS Coffeyville, TX/Heritage HS Baton Rouge, LA/Catholic HS

25 26 27 28 29

Brian Davis Bobby Good Shaka Hill ** Darron White ** Lionel Pieh **

RB WR ILB WR DB

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

205 175 255 205 185

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

Columbus, GA/Carver HS Orlando, FL/Lake Highland Prep Nashville, TN/Goodpasture HS Covington, TN/Covington HS Memphis, TN/Cordova HS

30 30 31 32 33

Quinton McCrary Miller Hudson Jamaal Rufus Stephen Gostkowski * Jamarcus Gaither

OLB P DB K RB

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

210 175 210 200 175

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

Columbus, MS/Columbus HS Memphis, TN/Bartlett HS/Lambuth Memphis, N/Frayser HS Madison, MS/Madison Central HS Memphis, TN/Frayser HS

33 34 35 36 36

Jason Dilworth Robert Douglas ** Ryan Ivey * Danny Haynes Sir Ernest *

WR OLB K K RB

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

165 225 175 195 190

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

Memphis, TN/Wooddale HS St. Louis, MO/Lutheran North HS Mayfield, KY/Mayfield HS Florence, AL/East Central Miss CC St. Louis, MO/Gateway Tech HS

37 38 39 39

Coot Terry *** LaKendus Cole Olen Whitely Vic Anderson

OLB RB DB TB

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

230 195 205 193

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

Manchester, GA/Manchester HS Germantown, TN/Houston HS Boynton Beach, FL/Lake Worth HS Jackson, TN/Jackson Central Merry HS

40 41 41 42 43

O.C. Collins * Tim Goodwell * John Patterson Greg Harper *** Marcus West *

DB OLB K OLB TE

6-1 6-2 6-3 6-1 6-4

180 230 175 235 250

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

Dacula, GA/Dacula HS Lithonia, GA/Tucker HS Columbia, TN/Columbia Central HS Memphis, TN/Wooddale HS Columbus, MS/Columbus HS

44 45 46 47 48

Derrick Ballard *** Wesley Smith Quintin Williams Sheldon Taylor Brandon Roberson

OLB DB ILB OLB P

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

205 190 225 215 181

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

Madison, GA/Morgan County HS Oxford, MS/Lafayette County HS Memphis, TN/East HS Memphis, TN/Trezevant HS Ripley, MS/NE Miss CC

23


Rosters

49 49 50 51 52 52

Jerran Humphrey Khalid Khowaja Eric Taylor *** LaVale Washington * Aaron Grimes Carson Hunter

OLB DB DT DT OG OLB

6-2 5-11 6-3 6-1 6-3 5-10

205 183 295 255 295 210

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

Huntsville, AL/Grissom HS Chicago, IL/St. Patrick HS Winchester, TN/Franklin County HS New Orleans, LA/St. Augustine HS Martin, TN/Westview HS Collierville, TN/Collierville HS

53 54 55 56 59

Jeremy Rone * Willie Henderson Mike Snyder Charles Davis * Bruce McCaleb

OT OT ILB ILB C

6-3 6-7 6-2 6-0 6-2

270 345 220 245 290

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

Texarkana, TX/Liberty Eylau HS Memphis, TN/Ridgeway HS New Orleans, LA/John Curtis HS Memphis, TN/Trezevant HS Alpadena, CA/John Muier HS

61 63 64 65 68

Lane Garcia Blake Butler Bobby Garafolo Abraham Holloway Jason Matthews

DE OG OG C OG

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

225 305 295 320 300

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

Baton Rouge, LA/Catholic HS Cleveland, OH/Cuyahoga Valley Los Angeles, CA/Mt. San Antonio JC Prentiss, MS/Prentiss HS Muscle Shoals, AL/NE Miss CC

69 70 71 72 73

Andy Smith James Corder Jason Johnson * Greg Billingslea David Davis

OT OT OT DE OG

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

270 305 290 290 305

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

Fayetteville, GA/Starr's Mill HS Nashville, TN/Christ PresbyAcademy St. Louis, MO/Pattonville HS Tucker, GA/Tucker HS Hamilton, MS/Itawamba CC

75 76 77 79 80

Andrew Handy ** Gene Frederic ** Albert Means * Kenyun Glover ** Von Webb *

OG C/DS DT DT WR

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

310 280 350 295 184

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

Miami, FL/Palmetto HS St. Louis, MO/DeSmet Jesuit HS Memphis, TN/Univ. of Alabama Memphis, TN/Overton HS Athens, AL/Athens HS

81 82 83 84 85

Chris Kelley John Doucette * Ryan Scott Mario Pratcher Daniel Byram

WR TE WR WR WR

6-1 6-2 6-4 6-4 5-9

195 260 205 195 170

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

Corinth, MS/NE Miss CC New Orleans, LA/St. Augustine HS Jackson, TN/Central-Merry HS Memphis, TN/Trezevant HS Covington, TN/Covington HS

85 86 86 87 88

Adam McKenzie Tim Meyers Daniel Byram Cole Hoppe Tavarious Davis **

WR WR WR/DS WR WR

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

178 162 170 180 192

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

St. Joseph, MO/St. Joseph HS Memphis, TN/Whitehaven HS Covington, TN/Covington HS Memphis, TN/Braircrest HS/Georgetown Athens, GA/Mays HS

89 90 91 93 94

Isaac Daniel Aaron Bentley Treveco Lucas ** Haracio Colen Anthony Johnson

TE DE DE DE WR

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

245 260 255 275 195

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

Memphis, TN/Trezevant HS Trumann, AR/Trumann HS Memphis, TN/Westside HS Russellville, AR/Russellville HS Jackson, TN/Crockett County HS

95 96 98 99

Jared Bidne David McNair Rusty Clayton Will Hyden *

DS DE DS ILB

6-0 6-3 6-2 6-1

225 255 235 231

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

Senoia, GA/East Coweta HS Dunn, NC/Hargrave Military Hattiesburg, MS/Oak Grove HS Franklin, TN/Franklin HS

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94 10 71 81 49 24 91 68 59 30 85 96 77 86 22 3 41 29 17 84 2 48 11 53 31 83 69 45 55 50 47 37 9 8 51 80 43 28 39 20 46 18

Anthony Johnson ........... WR Derron Johnson ............... DB Jason Johnson ............... OT Chris Kelley ................... WR Khalid Khowaja ............... DB Taz Knockum .................. RB Treveco Lucas ............... DE Jason Matthews ............ OG Bruce McCaleb ................. C Quinton McCrary .......... OLB Adam McKenzie ............ WR David McNair .................. DE Albert Means ................... DT Tim Meyers ................... WR Cato Mott ......................... DB Derron Parquet ................ RB John Patterson ................... K Lionel Pieh ....................... DB Javar Pollard ................... DB Mario Pratcher ................ WR LaDarius Price ................ WR Brandon Roberson ............. P Bobby Robison ............... QB Jeremy Rone .................. OT Jamaal Rufus .................. DB Ryan Scott ..................... WR Andy Smith ..................... OT Wesley Smith .................. DB Mike Snyder ................... ILB Eric Taylor ....................... DT Sheldon Taylor .............. OLB Coot Terry ..................... OLB Tristan Thomas ............... DB Scott Vogel ...................... DB LaVale Washington .......... DT Von Webb ....................... WR Marcus West ................... TE Darron White ................... WR Olen Whitely .................... DB DeAngelo Williams .......... RB Quintin Williams ............... ILB Danny Wimprine ............. QB


Roster Breakdown

MEMPHIS

Aaron Bentley, DT Sam Brewer, DB Blake Butler, OL Patrick Byrne, QB-P Rusty Clayton, DS Haracio Colen, DL Brian Davis, RB Jason Dilworth, WR Jamarcus Gaither, RB Lane Garcia, OT Bobby Good, WR Aaron Grimes, OG Willie Henderson, DE Abraham Holloway, C Jarren Humphrey, OLB Carson Hunter, OLB Taz Knockum, RB Bruce McCaleb, OL Quinton McCrary, OLB Javar Pollard, DB Jamaal Rufus, DB Ryan Scott, WR Andy Smith, OT Mike Snyder, ILB Olen Whitely, DB Quintin Williams, ILB

○ ○ ○

Freshmen (26)

○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Maurice Avery *, WR Daniel Byram, WR/DS O.C. Collins *, DB James Corder, OT John Doucette *, TE Sir Ernest, RB Tim Goodwell *, OLB Stephen Gostkowski *, K Cole Hoppe, WR Anthony Johnson, WR Derron Johnson, DB Cato Mott *, DB John Patterson, K Mario Pratcher, WR Wesley Smith, DB Sheldon Taylor *, OLB LaVale Washington *, DE Marcus West *, DE DeAngelo Williams *, RB

○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Jared Bidne *, DS Greg Billingslea *, DE LaKendus Cole, RB Isaac Daniel, TE Charles Davis *, ILB David Davis, OT Tavarious Davis **, WR Robert Douglas **, OLB Cameron Essex **, DB Gene Frederic **, C/DS Bobby Garafolo, OG Kenyun Glover **, DT Andrew Handy **, OG Lee Hayes, DB Miller Hudson, P Ryan Ivey *, K/H Tyus Jackson, DE Jason Johnson **, OT Chris Kelley, WR Khalid Khowaja, DB Jason Matthews, OG David McNair *, DE Adam McKenzie, WR Albert Means *, DT Tim Meyers, WR Derron Parquet, RB Lionel Pieh **, DB LaDarius Price *, WR Brandon Roberson, P Bobby Robison, QB Jeremy Rone *, OT Tristan Thomas **, DB Scott Vogel **, DB Von Webb *, WR Darron White **, WR Danny Wimprine **, QB

Derrick Ballard ***, OLB Darren Garcia ***, WR Travares Gideon *, WR Greg Harper ***, OLB Danny Haynes, K Shaka Hill **, ILB Will Hyden **, ILB Treveco Lucas **, DE Eric Taylor ***, DT Coot Terry ***, OLB

Sophomores (19)

Juniors (36)

Seniors (10)

TIGERS BY THE CLASS

2002 CAPTAINS

T. BROWN DEFENSIVE MVP

WIMPRINE OFFENSIVE MVP

The 2002 Tiger football team voted for permanent captains prior to the end of the season. Jimond Pugh and Wade Smith were elected the offensive captains, and Tony Brown was voted the defensive captain.

Tackle Tony Brown was named by the coaching staff as the defensive MVP for the 2002 season. The Chattanooga, TN, native led the Tiger defense is tackles for lost yardage with 12 while logging 72 total tackles last season.

Quarterback Danny Wimprine received the '02 Offensive MVP Award. The New Orleans, LA, native completed 235 passes for 2,820 yards and 23 touchdowns in '02 all of which were Memphis records. He is currently ranked second in career passing.

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Roster Breakdown

MEMPHIS

STARTERS RETURNING ( 17 ) OFFENSE (4) ....................... (OG) Andrew Handy .............. (WR) Darron White .................................. (TE) John Doucette ................... (QB) Danny Wimprine DEFENSE (10) ..................... (DE) Treveco Lucas .............. (DT) Eric Taylor ..................................... (DT) Kenyun Glover ................. (OLB) Derrick Ballard (OLB) Greg Harper ............... (OLB) Coot Terry ** ................ (ILB) Shaka Hill ** ................................... (DB) Scott Vogel ........................ (DB) Cameron Essex (DB) O.C. Collins SPECIALIST (3) .................. (K) Stephen Gostkowski ........ (DS) Gene Frederic ................................ (H) Ryan Ivey

STARTERS LOST ( 10 ) OFFENSE (7) ....................... (OG) Joe Gerda ...................... (C)Jimond Pugh ..................................... (OT) Wade Smith ...................... (OT) Donald Marshall (WR) Travis Anglin ............... (WR) Antoine Harden ............... (RB) Dante Brown DEFENSE (2) ....................... (DE) Tony Brown .................... (DB) Henry Washington SPECIALIST (1) .................. (P) James Gaither

LETTERMEN RETURNING ( 35 ) OFFENSE (13) ..................... (WR) Maurice Avery ............... (WR) Tavares Gideon ............................ (RB) DeAngelo Williams ............ (WR) Darron White (WR) Darren Garcia .............. (QB) Danny Wimprine ............. (OG) Andrew Handy .............................. (WR) Tavarious Davis .............. (OT) Jason Johnson (OT) Jeremy Rone ............... (TE) John Doucette ................. (WR) LaDarius Price ............................... (WR) Von Webb DEFENSE (20) ..................... (DB) O.C. Collins .................... (DB) Scott Vogel ..................................... (DB) Cameron Essex ............... (DB) Lionel Pieh .................... (ILB) Charles Davis ................. (OLB) Tim Goodwell .............................. (ILB) Will Hyden ........................ (ILB) Shaka Hill ..................... (OLB) Coot Terry .................... (OLB) Derrick Ballard .............................. (OLB) Robert Douglas ............... (DT) Eric Taylor ................... (DT) Albert Means ................... (DT) Kenyun Glover ............................... (DE) Treveco Lucas ................. (DE) Marcus West

(DB) Tristan Thomas (DB) Cato Mott (OLB) Greg Harper (DE) LaVale Washington

SPECIALIST (2) .................. (K) Stephen Gostkowski ......... (DS) Gene Frederic ................................ (H) Ryan Ivey

LETTERMEN LOST ( 27 ) OFFENSE (15) ..................... (OG) Eric Anderson ................. (OG) Joe Gerda ...................................... (C) Jimond Pugh ....................... (OT) Donald Marshall (OT) Wade Smith .................. (OG) Matt Gehrke .................... (OT) Baki Celaj ...................................... (OT) Doug Whittaker .................. (RB) Dante Brown (WR) Travis Anglin ............... (WR) Antoine Harden ............... (WR) Andrew Harden ............................. (TE) Jeff Cameron .................... (WR) Tripp Higgins (QB) Scott Scherer DEFENSE (11) ..................... (DB)Elijah Bell ......................... (DB) Henry Washington .......................... (DB) Jason Brown .................... (DB) Sean Garris (DE) Tony Brown ................. (ILB) Vincent Brown ................ (DE) Shakorr Bryant ............................... (DB) Anthony Harden ................ (OLB) Derrick Harmon (DT) Boris Penchion ............. (DE) Mowbray Rowand SPECIALIST (1) .................. (P) James Gaither

2002 SPRING GAME MVP

GLENN JONES AWARD

CHRIS FAROS AWARD

Quarterback Patrick Byrne connected on 11 of 23 passes for 129 yards and three touchdowns in leading the offense to a 57-0 win and claimed the offensive MVP of the spring game. Byrne, from Brewton, AL, had TD tosses to Tavares Gideon(6 yards), to Darron White (4 yards) and to Maurice Avery (6 yards). He had a long pass completion of 41 yards to Darren Garcia.

Junior quarterback Danny Wimprine was named the offensive winner of the Glenn Jones 12th Man Award for 2002. The Glenn Jones award is presented by the Highland Hundred to the players who lead through desire, determination and courage. Junior defensive tackle Kenyun Glover and senior tackle Eric Taylor were the defensive winners.

The 2003 Chris Faros Most Improved Player Award went to offensive center Gene Frederic and receiver Tavarious Davis and linebacker Will Hyden. Frederic, who has lettered for two years as the deep snapper, worked his way to the starter's spot at center, while Davis caught 16 passes for over 150 yards. Davis was the second-leading receiver in the spring of 2003.

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Hometown Roster Alabama (5) Athens .......................................... Von Webb Birmingham ............................. Tyus Jackson Brewton .................................. Patrick Byrne Florence .............................. Danny Haynes Huntsville ......................... Jarren Humphrey Muscle Shoals ..................... Jason Matthews Arkansas (3) Russellville ............................ Haracio Colen Trumann ................................ Aaron Bentley Wynne ............................ DeAngelo Williams California (2) Alpadena ............................. Bruce McCaleb Los Angeles ........................ Bobby Garafolo Florida (5) Boynton Beach .......................... Olen Whitely Ft. Walton Beach .................. Bobby Robison Miami ................................... Andrew Handy Orlando .................................... Bobby Good ..................................................... Cato Mott Georgia (12) Athens ................................ Tavarious Davis Atlanta ................................. Cameron Essex ............................................. Maurice Avery Columbus ................................... Brian Davis Dacula ...................................... O.C. Collins Fayetteville ................................. Andy Smith Lithonia ................................... Tim Goodwell Madison ................................ Derrick Ballard Manchester ................................. Coot Terry Marietta ................................ Tristan Thomas Senoia ...................................... Jared Bidne Tucker ................................. Greg Billingslea Kentucky (2) Hopkinsville ................................. Lee Hayes Mayfield ...................................... Ryan Ivey Louisiana (7) Baton Rouge ............................. Lane Garcia ............................................... Taz Knockum Metairie ............................... Derron Parquet New Orleans .......................... John Doucette ................................................ Mike Snyder ....................................... LaVale Washington River Ridge ....................... Danny Wimprine Mississippi (11) Batesville ................................. Javar Pollard Columbus ................................. Marcus West ......................................... Quinton McCrary Corinth ...................................... Chris Kelley Greenville ........................... Tavares Gideon

Hamilton .................................... David Davis Hattiesburg ............................. Rusty Clayton Madison ........................ Stephen Gostkowski Oxford ..................................... Wesley Smith Prentiss .......................... Abraham Holloway Ripley ............................ Brandon Roberson

MEMPHIS

Texas (2) Colleyville ................................ Sam Brewer Texarkana .............................. Jeremy Rone

Missouri (4) St. Louis .............................. Robert Douglas ............................................. Gene Frederic ............................................ Jason Johnson ..................................................... Sir Ernest North Carolina (1) Dunn ...................................... David McNair Ohio (1) Cleveland ................................. Blake Butler Tennessee (28) Collierville ............................. Carson Hunter Columbia ............................... John Patterson Covington ............................... Darron White ............................................... Daniel Byram Franklin ....................................... Will Hyden Jackson ....................................... Ryan Scott ......................................... Anthony Johnson ............................................... Vic Anderson Martin ..................................... Aaron Grimes Memphis ................................ Charles Davis ............................................. LaKendusCole ......................................... Jamarcus Gaither ............................................ Kenyun Glover ................................................ Greg Harper .......................................... Willie Henderson ................................................. Cole Hoppe .......................................... Derron Johnson ............................................ Treveco Lucas ............................................... Albert Means ................................................... Lionel Pieh ............................................. Mario Pratcher ............................................. LaDarius Price ............................................... Jamaal Rufus ............................................ Sheldon Taylor ................................................... Scott Vogel ............................................ Quintin Williams ............................................. Jason Dilworth .............................................. Miller Hudson ............................................ Khalid Khowaja ............................................... Rodney King ........................................... Adam McKenzie ................................................. Tim Meyers Millington ............................... Darren Garcia ................................................. Issac Daniel Nashville ...................................... Shaka Hill .............................................. James Corder Winchester .................................. Eric Taylor 27

PRONUNCIATION KEY PLAYERS Greg Billingslea ......................................... Billings-lee Tavarious Davis ...................................... Tavar-ee-us John Doucette ............................................. Do-cette Gene Frederic ............................................ Fred-Rick Jamarcus Gaither ................................... Juh-marcus Bobby Garafolo .................................... Guh-raf-a-low Kenyun Glover .............................................. Ken-yon Stephen Gostkowski ............................ Guh-stou-ski Shaka Hill .................................................. Shock-kah Taz Knockum ............................................. Knock-em Treveco Lucas ......................................... Tra-Vee-co Derron Parquet ............................................. Par-kett Lionel Pieh ...................................................... Pea-uh LaDarius Price .................................... La-Dare-ee-us Bobby Robison ................................... Robe-eye-son Danny Wimprine ........................................ Wim-prine COACHES Randy Fichtner ............................................ Feet - ner Russ Huesman ..................................... Hughes - man


All-Star Nominees OFFENSE

18 DANNY WIMPRINE QB, 6-1, 218, r-Junior ✰ A two-year letterman who broke virtually

Rushing Yr Att 2002 103

Yds 684

Avg 6.6

TDs 5

21 TAVARES GIDEON WR, 6-4, 210, Senior ✰ Came to the Tigers as a junior college transfer in 2002 and appeared in all 12 games ... Finished the season as the team's second-leading receiver ... Tallied 42 pass receptions for 466 yards and eight touchdowns ... Averaged 11.1 yards per catch ... Caught a season-high eight passes for 127 yards in the Mississippi State game ... Had a season-long reception of 59 yards against Mississippi State.

WIMPRINE' STATISTICS

28 DARRON WHITE WR, 6-0, 185, Junior

Com 102 235 337

Pct 52.0 54.0 53.4

Yds 1329 2820 4149

TD 14 23 37

Yds 270 40 310

Avg 3.2 0.4 1.7

TDs 3 2 5

LG 35 13 35

LG 73 72 73

20 DeANGELO WILLIAMS RB, 5-10, 210, Sophomore ✰ Lettered as a true freshman and led the team in rushing despite not starting but one game ... Led the nation in average yards per carry through the first four games of the season and entered the finale ranked second ... Ended his freshman season tied for fifth in the nation in average yards per carry at 6.6 yards ... Had four 100-yard performances including his first collegiate contest when he gained 129 yards and scored one touchdown ... Gained 105 yards against Southern Miss, 110 yards against Army and had a season high 166 yards and one touchdown in the Tulane game ... Scored two rushing touchdowns in the Army contest ... Was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team and The Sporting News CUSA All-Freshman Team. WILLIAMS' STATISTICS

DEFENSE

LG 86

every Memphis passing and total offense record in 2002 ... Threw for a school record 2,820 yards and 23 touchdowns last season ... Completed 54.0% of his passes ... Was ranked 22nd in the nation in passing and 23rd in total offense according to final NCAA statistics ... Has placed his name in the Memphis record book 50 times over the past two years ... Currently holds the record for attempts, completions and touchdowns in a game; attempts, completions, yards and touchdowns in a season and touchdowns in a career ... Set the Memphis passing record for a freshman with 1,329 yards and touchdown passes by a freshman with 14.

Passing Yr Att 2001 196 2002 435 Total 631 Rushing Yr Att 2001 84 2002 98 Total 182

MEMPHIS

44 DERRICK BALLARD OLB, 6-2, 210, Senior ✰ A three-year letterman who has 26 career starts at linebacker for Memphis ... Was the team's leading tackler in 2002 with 101 total hits and 13 tackles for lost yardage ... Tied for team lead in pass interceptions with three ... Finished the 2001 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 223 career tackles in three seasons.

GIDEON'S STATISTICS Receiving Yr Att 2002 42

Yds 466

Avg 11.1

TDs 8

LG 59

✰ Lettered as a regular at receiver for two years ... Is currently ranked 11th on Tigers' alltime receptions list with 74 and 27th in receiving yards with 765 ... Caught 40 passes for 343 yards and two touchdowns in 2002 ... Was the team's third-leading receiver ... Had 34 receptions for 422 yards and three touchdowns as a freshman ... 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. WHITE'S STATISTICS Receiving Yr Att Yds Avg TDs LG 2001 34 422 12.4 3 69 2002 40 343 8.6 2 30 Total 74 765 10.3 5 69

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2000 2001 2002 Total

T 36 44 76 156

BALLARD'S STATISTICS A TOT TFL SAC INT 26 62 3-14 0 0 16 60 8-22 0 1 25 101 13-46 3-27 3 67 223 24-82 3-27 4

50 ERIC TAYLOR DT, 6-3, 293, Senior ✰ A three-year letterman for the Tigers who has been a starter for two years ... Was credited with 30 tackles and three tackles for lost yardage in 2002 despite playing most of the season with a broken hand ... Registered 32 tackles and three tackles for lost yardage in 2001 ... Can be used at either defensive end or defensive tackle with the return of Albert Means.

2000 2001 2002 Total

T 4 23 15 42

TAYLOR'S A TOT 3 7 9 32 15 30 27 69

STATISTICS TFL SAC 3-10 0 4-7 0 3-6 1-2 10-23 1-2

INT 0 0 0 0

40 O.C. COLLINS DB, 6-1, 180, Sophomore ✰ Started 10 games for Tigers in 2002 ...Ranked second in tackles with 75 and three picks ... Returned interceptions for 83 yards ... Named to two Freshman All-America teams and C-USA All-Freshman squad.

2002

T 53

COLLINS' STATISTICS A TOT TFL SAC 22 75 0-0 0-0

INT 3


Offensive Lineup 18 11 19

QUARTERBACK

Danny Wimprine ** Bobby Robison Patrick Byrne

6-1 6-3 6-1

TAILBACK ( A )

20 3 25 38 33 24 36

DeAngelo Williams * Derron Parquet Brian Davis LaKendus Cole Jamarcus Gaither Taz Knockum Sir Ernest

82

John Doucette *

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

TIGHT END

6-2

RECEIVER ( Y )

81 28 83

Chris Kelley Darron White ** Ryan Scott

21 88 84

Tavares Gideon * Tavarious Davis * Mario Pratcher

1 2 94 26

Maurice Avery * LaDarius Price * Anthony Johnson Bobby Good

16 80

Darren Garcia *** Von Webb *

53 61

Jeremy Rone * Lane Garcia

6-1 6-0 6-4

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

RECEIVER ( H ) 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-0

RECEIVER ( Z ) 6-1 6-0

LEFT TACKLE 6-3 6-3

220 204 185

r-Jr. Jr. r-Fr.

195 200 195 180 175 205 180

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

248

So.

190 190 205

Jr. Jr. Fr.

210 180 215

Jr. r-So. So.

195 175 190 175

So. So. r-So. Fr.

180 184

Sr. r-Jr.

270 255

r-Jr. Fr.

MEMPHIS LEFT GUARD

75 63

Andrew Handy ** Blake Butler

76 59 65 98

Gene Frederic ** Bruce McCaleb Abraham Holloway Rusty Clayton

68 64 52

Jason Matthews Bobby Garafolo Aaron Grimes

73 54 70 71 69

David Davis Willie Henderson James Corder Jason Johnson ** Andy Smith

32 36 19 35

Stephen Gostkowski * Danny Haynes Patrick Byrne Ryan Ivey

CENTER

6-3 6-3

285 270

Jr. r-Fr.

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

275 260 320 225

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

300 305 295

Jr. Jr. Fr.

285 345 305 255 270

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

200 200 185 180

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

RIGHT GUARD 6-4 6-3 6-3

RIGHT TACKLE 6-4 6-7 6-7 6-3 6-4

PLACEKICKER

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

MEMPHIS OFFENSE LT

H X

LT

C

RG

QB

FB RB 29

RT

TE/Y

Z


Defensive Lineup 91 96 93

DEFENSIVE END

Treveco Lucas * David McNair Haracio Colen

6-1 6-3 6-3

242 230 255

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

77 90

Albert Means * Aaron Bentley

79 51 77

Kenyun Glover * LaVale Washington Albert Means *

50 43 72 5 46

Eric Taylor ** Marcus West Greg Billingslea Tyus Jackson Quintin Williams

34 27 52 49

Robert Douglas ** Shaka Hill ** Carson Hunter Jarren Humphrey

42 99 55

Greg Harper *** Will Hyden ** Mike Snyder

44 37 56 52 41

Derrick Ballard *** Coot Terry *** Charles Davis * Sheldon Taylor * Tim Goodwell *

6-4 6-3

335 260

r-Jr. Fr.

275 255 335

r-Jr. So. r-Jr.

283 225 245 250 225

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

216 244 215 205

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

223 215 220

r-Sr. r-Sr. Fr.

205 223 225 220 210

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

DEFENSIVE TACKLE 6-3 6-1 6-4

DEFENSIVE END 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-3 6-2

SAM LINEBACKER 6-3 6-3 5-10 6-2

MIKE LINEBACKER 6-0 6-1 6-2

NICKLE BACK 6-2 6-0 6-0 6-2 6-2

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

MEMPHIS FIELD CORNER

9 29

Tristan Thomas ** Lionel Pieh **

8 45 40 31 17

Scott Vogel ** Wesley Smith O.C. Collins * Jamaal Rufus Javar Pollard

39 23 47 30

Olen Whitely Sam Brewer Cato Mott Quinton McCrary

7 10 4

Cameron Essex ** Derron Johnson * Lee Hayes

48 35 41

Brandon Roberson Ryan Ivey John Patterson

6-1 5-10

175 175

Jr. Jr.

190 185 175 210 200

Jr. So. So. Fr. Fr.

185 185 180 210

Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr.

5-11 6-4 5-11

170 215 175

Jr. r-So. Jr.

6-1 6-0 6-3

180 175 175

Jr. r-So. r-So.

FREE SAFETY 6-1 6-3 6-1 6-3 6-0

STRONG SAFETY 6-0 6-1 5-10 6-2

BOUNDR Y CORNER BOUNDRY

PUNTER

MEMPHIS DEFENSE BANDIT

NOSE

LT

DE

DE

NT

STINGER

MIKE

WOLF

LB

LB

LB

CB

CB

ROVER

FS

R 30


COACHES


COACHES INSIDE THIS SECTION 33 38 48

HEAD COACH TOMMY WEST ASSISTANTCOACHES&THEIRFAMILIES 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. The move is proving to be very beneficial for the U of M football program as the popular coach is landing more and more outstanding recruits from the Mid-South area. In his first season in Memphis, West, who was serving as defensive coordinator, led the Tiger defensive unit to a fifth place national ranking in total defense and the nation's 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. But not only can the well-liked head coach pull in football players, he attracts coaches as well. During the winter of 2002, West was able to persuade former Mississippi State defensive coordiantor Joe Lee Dunn to return to the University of Memphis in the same capacity. Dunn is renowned nationally with his aggressive style of defensive play which fits West's style of play. Not to rest on his laurels, West spear-headed a recruiting class which landed several nationally ranked players. Included in the class of 2003 were such recognized defensive players Quinton McCrary of Columbus, MS, Quintin Williams and Jamaal Rufus of Memphis and Lee Hayes of Northeast Mississippi Community College. To top off the class of 2003, the staff inked the nation's number one junior college quarterback in Bobby Robison and an outstanding junior college punter in Brandon Roberson. 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. 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. The 2002 football squad showed marked improvement offensively with the new sprad offense. The team set numerous passing records including the most touchdown passes in a season with 24. Wade Smith, who West converted from tight end to offensive tackle, was a third round draft selection by the Miami Dolphins and Travis Anglin, who was moved from quarterback to wide receiver, was drafted by the Detroit Lions. 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 four seconds before the outcome was decided. 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. 33

MEMPHIS The Tigers had five players named to the AllConference 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-C-USA 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's 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 AllAmerica 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 All-American 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


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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 programs 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 finish 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 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

West’s Head Coaching Marks Overall ................................. 43-50 Home Record ........................ 28-20 Away Record ......................... 14-27 Neutral Record .......................... 1-3 Aug/Sept .............................. 15-19 October ................................ 13-18 November ............................ 15-13 Outrush Opposition ............... 35-11 Win Turnover Margin ............... 24-4 C-USA Record ......................... 5-11 C-USA Home Record ................. 4-4 C-USA Road Record ................... 1-7 ACC Record .......................... 21-19 ACC Home Record .................. 11-9 ACC Road Record ................. 10-10 Wins Over Top 25 ......................... 4

25 in punting, placekicking, punt returns and kickoff returns. The 1996 season saw Clemson win five 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 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 2819 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 34

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; an 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:Assistant coach at Clemson under Danny Ford, (outside linebackers), Clemson played in 1985 Independence Bowl; 1986 Gator Bowl; 1987 Citrus Bowl; 1988 Citrus Bowl; 1989 Gator Bowl ...1990: Assistant coach at Tennessee under Johnny Majors, (running backs); Tennessee played in 1990 Sugar Bowl ...1991-92: 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 Ken Hatfield for Peach Bowl game...1994-98: Head coach at Clemson University; Led the Tigers to a 31-28 record and appearances in the Gator Bowl (1995); Peach Bowl (1996) and the Peach Bowl (1997) ... 2000: Defensive coordinator at the University of Memphis; Led the Tigers to a fifth place national ranking in total defense and the number one ranking in rushing defense 2001: Hired as head coach at Memphis to replace Rip Scherer and led Tigers to a 5-6 record during the 2001 season ... 2002: Inducted into All-American Football Foundation Hall of Fame.

✰ Record At UT-Chattanooga: 4-7-0 (1993) At Clemson: 31-28-0 (1993-98) At Memphis: 8-15-0 (2001-present) Total Record: 43-50-0 ( 8 years)


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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 198289. 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 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.

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) 35


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Year-By-Year with Tommy West Year

School (assignment)

Record

Bowl

Conf. Finish

1979

Ole Miss (Running Backs)

4-7-0

-

7th

1980

Appalachian State (Receivers)

6-4-0

-

3rd

1981

Appalachian State (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

South Carolina (Defensive Coor.)

3-6-0

-

NA

1992

South 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

2002

Memphis (Head Coach)

3-9

-

9th

1989

Citrus Bowl

1989

Gator Bowl

1990

Sugar Bowl

Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl

1973

Gator Bowl

1974

Liberty Bowl

Independence Bowl

1986

Gator Bowl

1988

Citrus Bowl

1993

Peach Bowl

1995

Gator Bowl

1996

Peach Bowl

1997

Peach Bowl

1985

As an Assistant Coach

As a Head Coach

1972

As a Player

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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 nonscoring play in Tennessee football history. He earned a bachelor's degree from Tennessee in 1976 and was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers t h a t same y e a r. West played t w o 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 15, who is a sophomore at Briarcrest High School.


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2000

2001 2002

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

Top 25 NCAA Stat Rankings under Tommy West Nelson Welch FG/game Clemson TO Margin Clemson Fewest Fumbles Clemson Rush Defense Clemson Scoring Defense Brian Dawkins Interceptions Jeff Sauve FG/game Antwan Wyatt KO Returns Antwan Wyatt Punt Returns Raymond Priester Rushing Emory Smith Touchdowns Emory Smith Scoring Nealon Greene Passing Eff. Chris McInally Punting Raymond Priester Rushing Tony Horne KO Returns Tony Horne Receptions/game Tony Horne All-Purpose Yards Nealon Greene Passing Eff. Clemson Rushing Defense Clemson KO Returns Clemson Total Defense Clemson Scoring Defense Antwan Edwards KO Returns Clemson Rushing Defense Clemson Total Defense Memphis Rushing Defense Memphis Total Defense Memphis Pass Eff. Defense Memphis Scoring Defense Glenn Sumter Interceptions Glenn Sumter Interceptions Danny Wimprine Points Responsible For Danny Wimprine Passing

13th 1st 1st 14th 17th 8th 10th 12th 15th 18th 18th 20th 22nd 23rd 21st 8th 14th 14th 19th 6th 14th 16th 18th 12th 12th 25th 1st 5th 13th 14th T19th T8th 23rd 22nd

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ACC Coaches to Receive Bowl Bids Three Consecutive Years Coach School Streak Years Bobby Bowden Florida State 9 1992-00 Jerry Claiborne Maryland 6 1973-78 1992-97 Mack Brown North Carolina 6 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 Bill Dooley North Carolina 3 1970-72

by Tommy West Team Indianapolis Colts San Francisco 49ers New York Jets Philadelphia Eagles Washington Redskins St. Louis Rams San Francisco 49ers Pittsburgh Steelers St. Louis Rams Tennessee Titans Denver Broncos Carolina Panthers Tampa Bay Buccaneers Arizona Cardinals Los Angeles Rams

1996 1997

NFL Players Coached Player Pos Mike Barber LB Brentson Buckner DT Jim Bundren OT Brian Dawkins SS Leomont Evans FS Tony Horne WR John Johnson OLB Levon Kirkland OLB Dexter McCleon CB Raymond Priester RB Trevor Pryce DT Glenn Rountree OG Wardell Rouse LB Patrick Sapp OLB Ashley Sheppard OLB

1997

1996

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

1994

LB OLB OLB RB WR DB DB DT OT

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1995

1994

2002

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

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 Jimond Pugh, C 1st Derrick Ballard, LB 2nd Travis Anglin, WR 2nd Tony Brown, DE 2nd DeAngelo Williams, RB All-Frosh Stephen Gostkowski, K All-Frosh John Doucette, TE All-Frosh O.C. Collins, DB All-Frosh

2000

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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 third season under West but is definitely not a 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 has seen his offensive scheme pay dividends for the Tigers over the past two seasons. The Tiger offensive unit set records for pass-

ing and total offense during the 2002 season. Under Fichtner's direction, the Tigers set records for the most passing yards in a single season with 2,868. The offense also broke the marks for pass attempts in a season with 452, pass completions in a season with 235 and touchdown passes in a season with 24. Memphis averaged 25.3 points per game in 2002 and 26.7 points per game in 2001 as compared to just 16.1 in 2000. Additionally, the Tigers averaged 354.8 yards of total offense per contest in '02 and 326.7 yards of total offense per game in 2001. The team gained just 255.7 the previous season. Under the guidance of Fichtner, Tiger quarterback Danny Wimprine emerged as one of the top passers in CUSA in 2001. Wimprine set the Memphis record for passing yards by a freshman (1,329) and for the number of touchdown passes thrown (14) by a first year player. Additionally, the Tigers set a new team record for touchdown passes thrown in a season with 21 and a new mark for fewest interceptions thrown with just six for the season. Fichtner, who coached at the University of Memphis under former head coach Chuck Stobart, spent four years (1997-2000) on Joe Hollis’ staff at Arkansas State University. He arrived in Jonesboro as quarterback coach in the spring of 1997 and was promoted to offensive coordinator in August of ‘97. During his tenure with the Indians, Fichtner worked with quarterback 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 38

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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 seasons in almost 20 years. Matthews set numerous Tiger single game passing records and in just 20 contests with the U of M, became the school's third all-time leading passer with 3,980 yards. Matthews went on to an NFL career with the Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans. Fichtner, age 39, also worked as a student assistant and graduate assistant at Purdue (1985-86) and at the Michigan (1986-87), before joining Stobart as a volunteer coach at USC in 1988. He landed his first full-time position in 1989 as tight end coach at UNLV and worked for the Running Rebels for one season before coming to Memphis. Fichtner is married to the former Jennifer Parker of Covington, Tennessee, and the couple has three children, son Nathaniel Ross, and daughters Shelby Brooke and Kirby Lynn.

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Assistant Coaches

CLAY HELTON RECEIVERS

THE HELTON FILE Personal Born: Gainesville, FL 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 fourth year as a member of the staff at The University of Memphis. Helton, who has worked with the Tiger running backs for two years, will coach the Tiger receivers in 2003. Known for his teaching abilities, Helton coached the Memphis running backs in 2002 and was instrumental in the rapid advances made by freshman sensation DeAngelo Williams. Williams led the nation in average yards per carry for four weeks of the 2002 season and was ranked second in the nation after 11 games. He finished the campaign, according to the NCAA, tied for fifth with a 6.6 yard per carry average through 12 games. Helton was responsible for the success of Tiger tailback Dante Brown in 2001. Brown, a junior college transfer, rushed for over 900 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2001. 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 Cougars' running backs coach for three years, 199799. He was responsible in 1997 for the development of All-Conference USA performer Ketric Sanford, who combined with Vaughn Innis to rush for over 39

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1,200 yards. In 1998, Sanford placed second among all C-USA 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 AllAcademic 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, Helton helped to developed a Duke running game that featured Laymarr Marshall, who tallied 13 touchdowns on the season, the second 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.


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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 fourth season as the offensive line coach for the Tigers. Mallory joined the Memphis staff in May of 2000 and remained as a member of the Tiger staff when Tommy West was hired for 2001. Over the past two years, Mallory has guided the development of Wade Smith. A former tight end, Smith was moved to an offensive tackle slot and rapidly moved into a starter's position under Mallory's tutelage. In April of 2002, Smith became a third round draft pick of the Miami Dolphins. He was the 78th overall selection in the draft. 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. 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 then head coach Jim Lambright. Working with the tight ends, Mallory was fortunate to have Mark Bruener leading his position for a THE MALLORYFAMILY year and a half. Bruener became the Huskers alltime leader in receptions by a tight end, was named first-team All-Pac 10 twice and was drafted in the first round of the 1995 NFL draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. As a rookie, Bruener started in the 1996 Super Bowl. In 1996, Mallory had Ernie Conwell take over as the starter and he went on to receive first team All-Pac 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 allleague honors and was later chosen by the New Orleans Saints in the NFL draft. The Huskies' second tight end, Jeremy Brigham, was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the third round. Mallory worked for the Huskies during all of his previous coaching career. He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant in 1992 and 1993 and was elevated to full-time status midway through the 1993 season. Aside from coaching the tackles, tight ends and the kicking game, Mallory served as the liaison for the 40

alumni association and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Mallory was a Husky tight end himself as a freshman and sophomore before moving to offensive guard prior to his junior year (1982). A three-year letterman, he went on to earn AllPac 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.


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RUSS HUESMAN RECRUITING COORDINATOR/RUNNING BACKS

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 sixth year as a member of the University of Memphis staff. Huesman will take on the duties of running backs coach for the 2003 season. Taking over the role in the spring of 2003, Huesman coached DeAngelo Williams and LSU transfer Derron Parquet who are expected to give the team a great one-two punch in the backfield in the fall of '03. In addition to Williams and Parquet, Huesman will have newcomers Brian Davis, Jamarcus Gaither andTaz Knockum, as well as LaKendus Cole to coach this fall. 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 2002, Huesman work with freshman standout

John Doucette, who would start five games for the where he started all four years as a defensive back. Tigers and was named to the Conference USA All- He played under the late Joe Morrison for two years and competed his final two seasons under Bill Oliver. Freshman squad. Following graduation in 1982, he spent a In addition, Huesman year as a graduate assistant at UT-Chattanooga serves as the recruiting coand then moved to the University of South Carolina ordinator for the Tiger staff as a graduate assistant under Morrison. and has East Tennessee Huesman and his wife, Amy, have a son, Jacob and Alabama for recruiting and daughters, Natalie and Emily. 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. 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 GerryFaust. 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 senior, Huesman signed a football THE HUESMAN FAMILY scholarship with UT-Chattanooga, 41


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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-present) University of Kentucky (1997-2000) Louisiana Tech (1994-96) University of Tennessee (1990-92) Arkansas State University (1972-89) Tim Keane, who served as a member of the University of Kentucky football staff from 1997 through 2000, was hired as the defensive secondary coach at The University of Memphis under Tommy West. Keane, who is entering his second season with Memphis, replaced Tim Walton on the UM staff. During his first year with the Tigers, Keane was instrumental in the development of such young defensive backs as Scott Vogel and O.C. Collins who were both starters in 2002. Collins was named to two Freshman All-America teams last year. 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 AllAmerican 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 AllSEC 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 42

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


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JOE LEE DUNN DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR/ LINEBACKERS

THE DUNN FILE Personal Born: Columbus, GA Birthdate: 7-14-46 College: UT-Chattanooga (1968) Athletics: 3 year football letterman at defensive back Wife: Susie Children: Kacey Jane, Ashley & Joseph Levi Jr.

Coaching Experience Univ. of Memphis (2003) Mississippi State University (1996-02) University of Arkansas (1995) University of Mississippi (1992-94) University of Memphis (1989-91) University of South Carolina (1987-88) New Mexico (1981-86) UT-Chattanooga (1971-79) Joe Lee Dunn, who served as defensive coordinator for The University of Memphis football team from 1989-91, has returned to the Tigers in the same capacity. He was hired by Tommy West in January of 2002 to take over and reconstruct the Tiger defense. Dunn came to the U of M after having worked as the defensive coordinator for Jackie Sherrill at Mississippi State University from 1996 through 2002. For seven seasons Dunn directed the Bulldog defense which was consistently ranked among the nation’s elite. During the 2001 season, the Bulldog defense held three opponents to 21 points or less and his 2000 MSU defense was ranked second in

the SEC and 13th nationally in rushing defense and sippi, was ranked among the nation’s top fifty in rush scored an amazing eight touchdowns. defense (31st), pass defense (41st), scoring defense The 1999 Bulldog defense led the nation in (39th) and total defense (45th). In 1991, while taking both rushing and total defense and was fourth in on such noted opponents as Southern Cal, Missispass efficiency defense. Mississippi State finished sixth sippi, Missouri, Mississippi State, Alabama and Tenin scoring defense and allowed just 222.55 yards nessee the Tigers were ranked per game in total defense. Dunn was named as a 54th in rush defense, 57th in total finalist for the Broyles Award, which is presented defense and 49th in scoring deannually to the nation’s top assistant coach. fense. When Dunn arrived at Mississippi State, In 1987 and 1988 Dunn served his defense ranked near the bottom of the as defensive coordinator at SEC in nearly every defensive category the University of South but with each passing season his units Carolina. In 1987 the showed improvement. In 1998, Gamecocks were one State’s defensive unit featured the of just three teams to finSEC regular-season sack ish among the nation’s leader in end Edward Smith who top five in all major deregistered 12 quarterback sacks. fensive categories. MSU was the last Division 1-A Immediately prior defense in the nation to allow a to coming to the SEC, touchdown through the air in 1998 and Dunn spent six years at scored five defensive touchdowns the University of New throughout the campaign. The defense Mexico, the last four as the helped MSU win the Western Division title school’s head coach. He began and gain a berth in the SEC Playoff game. his collegiate coaching career In 1996, Dunn’s defense broke the with a nine-year stint at this almaschool record for quarterback sacks in a mater Tennessee-Chattanooga, single season with 39. an institution which later inducted Prior to his arrival at Mississippi him into its Athletic Hall of Fame State, Dunn served one year as defenin 1992. sive coordinator at Arkansas where his Dunn and his wife, Susie, Razorback unit finished first in the SEC have three children, daughters and fifth nationally against the run. He Kacey and Ashley and a son, helped lead Arkansas to the SEC WestJoseph Levi, Jr. ern Division title. Dunn went to Arkansas following three seasons at Ole Miss, the first two as defensive coordinator and the final as interim head coach. While at Ole Miss, he lifted the Rebels’ defense among the nation’s best. UM finished sixth, first and 17th nationally in total defense during Dunn’s stay. The native of Columbus, Georgia, arrived at Ole Miss after spending three years retooling the Memphis defense. From 1989 through 1991 Dunn served as an assistant coach for one year and as defensive coordinator for his final two campaigns. Under Dunn’s direction, the Tiger defense put together some pretty impressive statistics in the early 1990s. The ‘90 unit, which was competing against teams like Mississippi, Mississippi State, THE DUNN FAMILY Florida State and Southern Missis43


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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, was hired by head coach Tommy West in January of 2002 to again coach the Tiger defensive front. Boller replaced Joe Cullen, who left Memphis in January of 2002. He inherited a defensive line that had lost former prep All-American Albert Means for a season and had very little depth or expereince. Under Boller's guideance, young linemen such as Kenyun Glover and Eric Taylor developed into veterans. 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 1996. The Cowboys were able to hold seven opponents to under 100 yards rushing, including four teams under 65 yards. The improved run defense helped the Cowboys’ defense maintain the top defensive ranking in the NFL throughout much of 1996 before finishing the year as the third ranked defense in the league. In 1995, Boller started the season as a defensive assistant, working closely with defensive coordinator Dave Campo. He took over the defensive line duties in the postseason as the Cowboys marched to the 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

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moved to William Penn College (Iowa) in 1974. The Statesmen posted a 30-3 record during the time Boller was a member of the coaching staff, including an 8-2 mark and a Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title in 1976 when he served as head coach for WPC. A three year letterman at Iowa State as a defensive tackle, Boller was a prep standout at Belmond High School. He was an all-state fullback at Belmond High, where he played on three consecutive unbeaten teams. He earned four letters each in football, basketball and track, while earning five letters in baseball. Boller, who has two daughters, Valerie and Kimberly, is married to the former Jane Lobenstein.

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CHRIS RUMPH OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS

THE RUMPH FILE Personal Born: St. Matthews, South Carolina Birthdate: December 21, 1971 College: Univ. of South Carolina (1995) Athletics: 4 year football letterman at defensive end/outside linebacker

Coaching Experience Univ. of Memphis (2003) South Carolina State Univ. (2002) Calhoun County High School (1997-02) Chris Rumph, who coached the defensive backs at South Carolina State University during the 2002 season, has been hired as the outside linebacker coach for the University of Memphis in 2003. Rumph joined Tommy West’s staff during the summer of 2003 and will be responsible for the Tiger outside linebackers during the season. He replaced Tim Banks on the Memphis staff. After a distinguished career as a high school coach, Rumph joined the staff at South Carolina State University for the 2002 season and worked with the safeties and corners for the Bulldogs. Prior to joining the staff at South Carolina State, Rumph served as the head football coach at Calhoun County High School in St. Matthews, South Carolina. In addition to his duties as head coach, he also served as offensive coordinator and quarterback/ running backs coach at Calhoun County High. Rumph worked as a graduate assistant coach at the University of South Carolina in the spring of 1997 prior to being named the head coach at Calhoun County High. He assisted the linebacker coach and

helped prepare and coordinate recruiting weekends. Rumph was a four-year football letterman for the University of South Carolina from 1990-94. He first appeared as a redshirt freshman at outside linebacker and was credited with 16 tackles and one quarterback sack for the season. During the 1992 campaign, Rumph played in nine contests at outside linebacker as a sophomore and registered 32 tackles. His lone start as a sophomore as against Clemson. As a junior, the St. Matthews, SC, native logged 41 tackles as a part-time starter. He started the Georgia and Clemson games and turned in stellar efforts against East Carolina and Mississippi State. Rumph caused two fumbles and recovered one in the East Carolina contest and was credited with six tackles, one quarterback sack and pass breakup against the Bulldogs. In his final year of collegiate eligibility, Rumph ranked as the Gamecocks' ninth-leading tackler with a career high 52 total stops in his 11 games played. He was the starter in 10 contests that season and registered three fumble recoveries, three pass breakups, four tackles for lost yardage and six quarterback sacks in helping his team receive a bid to the Carquest Bowl. The Gamecocks won their first ever bowl victory in the 1995 Carquest Bowl. Rumph received his Bachelor of Science degree in Retail Management from South Carolina in 1994. Prior to signing with the University of South Carolina, Rumph played prep football at Calhoun County High School in St. Matthews and led his team in tackles as a junior and senior. Playing for coach Stan Godfrey, Rumph received allarea honors as a senior.

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Johnson "Jeep" Hunter Tight Ends

THE HUNTER FILE Personal Born: Denver, NC Birthdate: 8-30-67 College: Catawba College (1991) Athletics: 3 year football letterman at defensive back for Catawba College Wife: Susan Hunter

Coaching Experience Univ. of Memphis (2003) Eastern Kentucky University (2001-02) UT-Chattanooga (2000) Clemson University (1998-1999) Clemson Graduate Assistant (1996-97) North Carolina A & T State (1994-96) Bandys High School (1991-93) Catawba College Student-Asst. (1987-90)

Johnson "Jeep" Hunter is entering his first season as an assistant coach on Tommy West's staff at The University of Memphis. But the North Carolina native is no stranger to West, having served as a graduate assistant and later as Director of Football Operations at Clemson. Hunter, who will coach the Tiger tight ends, comes to Memphis from Eastern Kentucky University where he worked with the Colonels' secondary for two seasons. Prior to his accepting the position at Eastern Kentucky University, Hunter coached the defensive backs at UT-Chattanooga during the 2000 season and was instrumental in helping the Mocs to a 6-5 record.

Before serving at UT-Chattanooga, he worked as a graduate assistant football coach at Clemson University from 1996-98 and was named by West as Assistant Athletic Director for Football Management at Clemson in 1999. As the Assistant AD for Football Management, Hunter was responsible for working with professional scouts, overseeing the walk-on program, handling coaching clinics and summer camps and handling official and unofficial visits to Clemson's campus. Hunter worked with back-to-back Peach Bowl teams at Clemson as the Tigers faced LSU in the 1996 Peach Bowl and Auburn in January of 1998. A native of Denver, North Carolina, Hunter played collegiate football at Catawba College, an NAIA Division II school, in Salisbury, NC, for three years. He lettered as a member of the secondary but his collegiate career was cut short during his junior year when he suffered a severe knee injury that ended his playing days. Hunter went to Catawba College from East Lincoln High School in Denver, NC, where he lettered as a quarterback, running back, defensive back and kick returner. He was an all-state defensive back for East Lincoln as a senior. He served as a student assistant coach at Catawba from 1987-90 after his career-ending injury. He spent the next three seasons as the assistant head coach, defensive coordinator and special teams coordinator at Bandys High School in Catawba, NC. From 1994-96, Hunter was an assistant football coach at North Carolina A&T State University where he worked with wide receivers, outside linebackers and defensive backs. Hunter received his bachelor's degree in business administration/physical education from Catawba College in 1990. He has done additional graduate work at both North Carolina A&T and Clemson. During the summer of 2001, Hunter served an NFL Minority Internship with the St. Louis Rams where he worked with defensive secondary coach Ron Meeks. Hunter married the former Susan Potokar of Cleveland, Ohio, this past July.

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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 19th season as a member of the football staff. He serves as Tommy West's director of football operations and oversees 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 welcoming 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. F l o w e r s spends his free time with his family, enjoys hunting, fishing and playing golf. THE FLOWERS FAMILY

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John and his wife, LuAnn, have two daughters, Brittany, and Brooke. Brittany and her husband, Judd Rhodes, have one daughter, Olivia, age 10 months. Brooke is entering her senior 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.


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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 fourth 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 a 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 16, and son Cody, age 8.

Lee Yerty begins his fifth 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 two sons, Weslee, who is five years old and Jace, who was born in November of 2002.

Kevin White, a former Tiger walk-on football player and undergraduate assistant coach, will be entering his second 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.

GERARD ARNOLD Graduate Assistant Gerard Arnold, who lettered for three years for the University of Memphis, is entering his second season as a graduate assistant at The University of Memphis. He was hired in September of 2002 as a graduate assistant for the strength & conditioning department at The University of Memphis. A native of Lexington, TN, Arnold was one of the most prolithic backs in school history. He rushed for 613 yards as a sophomore and then became the school's all-time single season rushing leader when he gained 1,059 yards during the 1998 campaign. He added 826 yards as a senior and finished his career as the Tigers' second all-time leading rusher with 2,378 yards and 17 touchdowns. He a eraged 4.8 yards per carry during his three seasons of competition. Following graduation, Arnold signed with the NFL Washington Redskins but was injured in camp and missed the 1999 season. He returned for the 2000 season but ended his career due to his previously injured knee.

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J.C. MOREAU GRADUATE ASSISTANT Moreau, who will be entering his second year at the U of M, is a native of Quebec, Canada, and a graduate of Colgate University. He lettered for three years in football at Colgate and received his degree in History and Education in 2000. Moreau served as the head strength and conditioning coach at Lafayette College. He has recently been certified as a USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach.

VIC CUMMINS GRADUATE ASSISTANT Cummins is a graduate of East Central Oklahoma University where he lettered in football. A native of Norman, OK, Cummins also attended the University of Oklahoma. He was an all-District linebacker at ECOU and had 120 tackles as a senior.


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ED CANTLER

MIKE RODRIGUES

JENNIFER BRICKER

HEAD TRAINER

ASSISTANT TRAINER

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Eddie Cantler is beginning his 33rd 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 ten 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.

Mike Rodrigues, the head trainer for Lady Tiger basketball, is entering his second 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, 35, 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 Arizona 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 and the couple has one daughter, Alyssa, who was born in November of 2002.

Jennifer Bricker is entering her second year as the men's basketball trainer at The University of Memphis. She is responsible for injury prevention and rehabilitation and oversees the scheduling of physical exams for student-athlete. She also serves as the liaison between team doctors and the Memphis basketball coaching staff. Bricker, who is certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association, spent two years as a graduate assistant trainer at the U of M. A native of Anderson, IN, Bricker graduated from Anderson University in 1997 with a degree in athletic training. She is expected to complete her master's degree in exercise and sports science at the U of M this summer. Prior to her tenure at Memphis, Bricker worked at Campbell Clinic for two years. Bricker, 30, has been active in NATA for seven years, the National Strength and Conditioning Association for four years and the American Red Cross for five years.

Cantler, who enjoys singing, received his 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 served 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 taught in the Math Department at the U of M, have two children, Andrew, age 15, and Michael, age 14. Cantler is in his second 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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MARC HOHORST HEAD EQUIPMENT MANAGER Marc Hohorst joined the athletic department the summer of 2001 and is entering his third 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 also oversees the day-to-day operations of the equipment room at South Campus, which services football, baseball, soccer, track and golf. During the fall of 2002, the Athletic Department suffered a major loss when a fire on Halloween morning destroyed the turfroom and most of the Tigers' football equipment. Hohorst received high marks and praise for gathering game day equipment from other universities in the area and preparing the football team for its next contest. A native of Lafayette, La., Hohorst 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


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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 ( n o w called ULL) in 1 9 9 7 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 head equipment manager before the team disbanded.

GEORGE CLAIBORNE VIDEOGRAPHER George Claiborne, who joined the athletic department staff at The University of Memphis in August of 2002 as the video coordinator, is in his second full football season with the Tigers. He replaced Joel Barron who left the school in August of 2002 to fill a similar position at Indiana. Claiborne, a native of Nashville, Tennessee, attended Father Ryan High School in Nashville, before enrolling at Auburn University in 1987. In 1999, Claiborne joined the video staff at the University of South Carolina and for three years assisted former Tiger videographer Joe Lisle with the day-to-day operation of the Gamecock video for football and baseball. He was highly involved in video cuts for head coach Lou Holtz and also helped prepare video highlights on a weekly basis. Claiborne is responsible for all of the video needs for the athletic department and oversees a staff of as many as three student videographers.

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 for the past three years. "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 Sherri Schwartz head football coach Tommy West "They can offer a prospective 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 am-

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Carol Reeves Admin. Secretary

Sherri Schwartz Recruiting Secretary

Ryan Mallory Support Staff

Haley Ragland Support Staff

Sandra Hardaway Tiger Pride President

Talia Palacio Tiger Pride VP

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Comp 4 Yds 76 Pass 32 Yds 13

Yds 32 Avg 2.8 Plays 36 Avg 7.5

Int Tds 0 0 Tds LG 1 17 Yds/G Yds/P 12.0 3.0 Tds LG 0 11

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Lettered as a reserve quarterback and a punter in 2002 but was moved to wide receiver in the spring of 2003 ... Worked as backup for Danny Wimprine in the fall of 2002 ... Was moved to receiver in the spring of 2003 and made an immediate impact on Tiger coaches ... Gives the offense another big receiver with the ability to catch the ball in the middle of the field and break tackles ... Caught six passes for 88 yards and two touchdowns in the spring scrimmages ... Had one touchdown reception in the annual BlueGray Scrimmage ... 2002: Lettered as a true freshman while playing quarterback, receiver and punter ... Saw his first action in the Southern Mississippi game ... Replaced an injured Danny Wimprine and immediately ran for a two-yard touchdown ... Was his first collegiate touchdown ... Finished the USM game with three carries for six yards and one score ... Played in the next four games but did not have his first collegiate pass completion until the Cincinnati contest ... Subbing for an injured Wimprine, he completed three-of-four passes for 19 yards against Cincinnati ... Led the team in rushing against the Bearcats with eight carries for 23 yards ... Had two pass receptions for 13 yards in the game with South Florida ... Had five rushes for 25 yards in the Memphis win over Army ... Became one of the team’s two punters when Tigers went to rugby-style punting in the Cincinnati game ... Punted three times for 34.0 yard average against Bearcats and had a long punt of 48 yards ... Punted once against Houston for 51 yards and had his kick downed inside the Cougar 20 yard line ... Averaged 50.0 yards per punt in the South Florida contest and had a season-long kick of 60 yards ... Had one punt for 51 yards against Army that was downed inside the 20 ... Finished his freshman season as the team’s third-leading rusher with 27 carries for 76 yards and one score ... Completed four-of-nine pass attempts for 32 yards and caught two passes for 13 yards ... Averaged 42.0 yards per punt on eight kicks ... Prep: Was one of the most highly rated quarterbacks in the Southeast in 2001 ... Was twice named the Offensive Player of the Year in DeKalb County ... Was an All-DeKalb County selection as a senior ... Completed 433 of 815 pass attempts for 6,833 yards and 48 touchdowns during his career at McNair High School ... Passed for 2,080 yards and 21 touchdowns in 2001 and rushed for 850 yards and 10 touchdowns ... Set the McNair records for touchdown passes in a season with 21 and rushing touchdowns in a season with 10 in 2001 ... Was a 4-A All-State selection in 2001 and was rated as the number one quarterback prospect in the state of Georgia for 2001 ... Newberg Recruiting compares Avery to former Virginia

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Wide Receiver 6-1, 210 Sophomore, 1L McNair HS Atlanta, GA

MAURICE AVER Y VERY

Tech quarterback Michael Vick in arm strength and running ability ... Was listed by Rivals.com as the no. 26 quarterback prospect in the nation ... Rated by FansOnly.com as a Super Prospect for 2001 ... Was rated as one of the Top 13 Athletic Quarterbacks in the nation by Max Emfinger ... Was rated by The Sporting News as the number 26 quarterback prospect in the nation in 2001 ... Selected by the Atlanta Journal Constitution as the top quarterback prospect in Georgia for 2001 ... Rated by Insiders.com as one of three Southern Sleepers for 2001 ... Fab50Recruiting.com rated as one of top 50 quarterbacks in the nation ... Ranked by OKScouting.com as one of the top 130 players in the nation for 2001 ... Rushed for 215 yards and passed for 185 yards and six touchdowns in win over Dunwoody in 2001 ... Passed for over 1,700 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior ... Completed 52% of his passes as a junior ... Was an All-DeKalb County selection as a junior ... Was selected honorable mention All-State as a junior ... Was honorable mention All-DeKalb County as a sophomore ... Also lettered in basketball and track ... Was a three year member of the McNair honor roll ... Offered by North Carolina, Arkansas, Louisville, West Virginia before selecting Memphis ... Is the son of Stacey Avery ... Played for coach Johnny Gilbert at McNair High School ... Born: 1/3/84.

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Most Rushes/Game: 8 vs Cincinnati (‘02) Most Rush Yds/Game: 25 vs Army (‘02) Longest Run: 17 vs Cincinnati (‘02) Most Rushing Touchdowns/Game: 1 vs USM (‘02) Most Pass Attempts/Game: 4 vs Cincinnati (‘02) Most Completions/Game: 3 vs Cincinnati (‘02) Most Pass Yds/Game: 19 vs Cincinnati (‘02) Longest Completion: 17 vs Cincinnati (‘02) Most Pass Receptions/Game: 2 vs South Florida (‘02) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 13 vs South Florida (‘02) Longest Pass Reception/Game: 11 vs South Florida (‘02)


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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 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 All-Around by his classmates ... Born: 12/8/81 ... Played for coach Kenny Moore at Morgan County High ... Is the son of Columbus and Ann Ballard. Tackles G/S 2000 11/7 2001 9/7 2002 12/12 Totals 32/26

BALLARD'S STATISTICS UT AT Tot. FR Int TFL 36 26 62 0 0 3-14 44 16 60 0 1 8-22 76 25 101 1 3 13-46 156 67 223 1 4 24-82

Sack 1-7 1-5 3-27 5-39

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Started all 12 games for the Tigers at “will” linebacker in 2002 and appeared at outside linebacker in nine games during the 2001 season ... Has been a starter over the past three years at outside linebacker but will work as a nickleback this fall ... Is expected to play a key role for the Tiger defense this season ... 2002: Led the Tigers in tackles during the 2002 season ... Opened the season with six tackles against Murray State ... Logged six tackles against Ole Miss and had seven stops in the game against Southern Mississippi ... Had his first double digit tackle game with ten in win over Tulane ... Also had two quarterback sacks and a fumble recovery in Tulane victory ... Had season high 15 tackles in the Cincinnati and Houston contests ... Tied for team lead in pass interceptions with three ... Picked off his first pass in the Mississippi State game ... Second interception came against Cincinnati and ended the season with an interception against TCU ... Finished the season with 101 tackles, including 76 solo tackles, 13 tackles for lost yardage, three quarterback sacks, seven blocked passes, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery ... Was named to the All-Conference USA Team (2nd team) and to The Sporting News All-Conference USA Team ... Received the University’s Outstanding Defensive Lineman of the Year Award ... 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 ...

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Nickleback 6-2, 205 Senior, 3L Morgan County HS Madison, GA

DERRICK BALLARD

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BALLARD'S CAREER HIGHS

Most Tackles/Game: 15 vs Houston & Cincinnati (‘02) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 13 vs Houston (‘02) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 7 vs Cincinnati (‘02) Most Tackles for Loss/Game: 3 vs UAB (‘01) Most Quarterback Sacks/Game: 2 vs Tulane (‘02) Most Pass Interceptions/Game: 1 four times Most Pass Break-ups/Game: 2 vs Southern Miss (‘02) Most Interception Return Yards/Game: 29 vs Southern Miss (‘01) Most Int. for Touchdown/Game: 1 vs Southern Miss (‘01)


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Defensive End 6-3, 290 r-Sophomore, 1L Tucker HS Atlanta, GA

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Defensive Back 6-1, 185 r-Freshman, SQ Heritage HS Coffeyville, TX

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A walk-on candidate for the deep snapper position ... Spent the spring working with the Tiger special teams and worked with kickers Danny Haynes as well as punter Ryan Ivey ... Can work as both the short and long snapper ... Is expected to again back up starter Gene Frederic this fall ... 2002: A walkon candidate for the deep snapper position who appeared in one game for the Tigers during the 2002 season ... Played in the season opener against Murray State and had two snaps for punter James Gaither ... Worked as the backup snapper behind Gene Frederic throughout the 2002 season ... 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 High School.

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Played defensive end for the Tigers during spring drills and could help provide depth this fall ... Is expected to share time with Eric Taylor, Marcus West and Tyus Jackson at the end slots ... Worked with Albert Means and Boris Penchion as a defensive tackle in 2001 ... 2002: Played in two games for the Tigers during the 2002 season ... Saw his first collegiate action in contest with Murray State University ... Logged one tackle in the Tigers’ win over Murray State ... Also entered the Tulane game but did not record any tackles ... Worked as a backup defensive tackle behind Kenyun Glover and Eric Taylor during the fall of 2002. ... 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.

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JARED BIDNE Deep Snapper 6-0, 225 r-Sophomore, 1L East Coweta HS Senoia, GA

GREG BILLINGSLEA

Int/Yds 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/9 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1-6 0/0 0/0 1/29 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

PB 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0

FR 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

QB 0/0 0/0 0/0 2/20 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/7 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/5 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/7 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

TFLs 1/1 0/0 0/0 2/20 2/2 0/0 2/2 2/11 2/6 0/0 3/4 0/0 0/0 1/2 1/5 0/0 0/0 3/5 1/4 1/2 1/4 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/7 0/0 1/2 1/5 0/0

TT 6 6 7 6 7 8 6 14 17 8 5 11 5 7 5 5 3 13 6 8 8 3 2 12 7 2 7 3 9 7 10

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

UT 6 5 4 6 5 7 5 7 15 5 4 7 4 6 3 4 1 11 5 5 5 2 0 6 3 1 5 3 5 3 8

Opponent Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Miss State Cincinnati Houston South Florida Army TCU South Florida Louisville Southern Miss Houston East Carolina UAB Tennessee Army Cincinnati LA-Monroe Arkansas.State Army Southern Miss East Carolina UAB Houston Tennessee Cincinnati Tulane

Defense 8/31/02 9/7/02 9/14/02 9/21/02 9/28/02 10/8/02 10/19/02 10/26/02 11/2/02 11/9/02 11/23/02 11/30/02 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 9/9/00 9/16/00 9/23/00 9/30/00 10/7/00 10/14/00 10/21/00 11/4/00 11/11/00 11/18/00

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A redshirt freshman who worked as a strong safety in the spring of 2003 ... Shared time with Olen Whiteley during spring practice ... Had a drivestopping fumble recovery in the second scrimmage of the spring ... 2002: Was redshirted as a true freshman ... Spent the fall of 2002 working in the Tiger defensive secondary ... Was listed as a strong safety in the fall ... Worked behind Scott Vogel and Jason Brown ... Was one of five freshmen defensive backs in 2002 and is expected to give Memphis strength in the secondary for several seasons... Prep: Was an All-District 5-5A selection as a free safety in 2001 ... Was the third ranked tackler on his Heritage High team in 2001 ... Led his team in pass interceptions in 2001 with four picks ... Also led District 5-5A in pass interceptions in 2001 ... Received Associated Press honorable mention Texas All-State honors in 2001 ... Was a 1st team

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All-District 5-5A selection in 2001 ... 1st Team All-Northeast Tarrant County pick in 2001 ... Was ranked third on Heritage High team in tackles in 2001 with 50, including three for lost yardage and five blocked passes ... Had six pass interceptions and 163 tackles during his career at Heritage ... Was a two-year starter in the secondary at Heritage ... Cousins Jack Brewer and Tellis Redmon both started at the University of Minnesota ... Also lettered in track as a sprinter and long jumper ... Is the son of Sam and Teresa Brewer ... Played for coach Chris Cunningham at Heritage High ... Born: 8/23/84.

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BLAKE BUTLER

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Made great strides in the spring of 2003 after being redshirted during the 2002 season ... Used his redshirt season to gain in size and strength in the Tiger weight room ... Moved into the number two spot at left guard behind Andrew Handy during the spring ... Will be counted on for depth in the offensive line this spring ... 2002: Spent his freshman season as a redshirt member of the Tiger offensive line ... Worked as an offensive guard in the fall of 2002 ... Worked at left guard with Andrew Handy and Doug Whittaker ... Suffered a broken hand at midseason but did not miss any practice time ... Prep: Played offensive and defensive line for Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy in the Hudson, OH, a suburb of Cleveland ... Was named to the Associated Press Division IV all-state team as an offensive lineman in 2000 and 2001 ... Was a first team all-district selection in 2000 and 2001 ... Was named the team’s Defensive MVP as a junior ... Was the Offensive MVP for CVCA as a senior ... Was a three-year all-conference selection in football ... Also lettered for two seasons in baseball ... Played first base and was designated hitter in baseball ... Is the son of former Tiger All-American linebacker and former Memphis assistant football coach Keith Butler and wife Janet ... Father is now assistant coach for the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers ... Played for coach Ray Carroscia at Cuyahoga Valley Christian ... Born: 9/8/83.

Offensive Guard 6-3, 305 r-Freshman, SQ Cuyahoga Valley HS Cleveland, OH

A redshirted freshman quarterback who had a very impressive spring ... Worked as a quarterback with Danny Wimprine and Bobby Robison in the spring and was voted by the media as the Paul Gingold Blue-Gray Game MVP for 2003 ... Completed 20-of-51 pass attempts in the spring scrimmages for 366 yards and five touchdowns ... Completed 11 passes for 129 yards and three touchdowns in the Blue-Gray Game ... Had touchdown passes to Darron White, Tavares Gideon and Maurice Avery ... Will also work as a back-up punter this fall with Brandon Roberson and Ryan Ivey ... 2002: Was redshirted during the 2002 season and spent his time directing the scout team offense against the number one defense ... Worked as a quarterback throughout the fall season and also practiced as a kicker and punter with the Tiger special teams ... Received the U of M award as the Tigers’ Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year at the ‘02 Football Banquet ... Due to injuries on the Tiger basketball team in November of 2002, was allowed to practice and play for coach John Calipari ... Spent three weeks with the basketball team and played in two games for Memphis ... Prep: Played quarterback at T.R. Miller High School and served as the team’s kicker and punter ... Holds the Alabama state records for the most career points scored kicking (256) and most PATs in a career (202) ... Was named to the Birmingham News All-State team in 2001 as a punter ... Was also named to the Mobile Press Register All-State team as a punter ... Lettered for four years in football at T.R. Miller High ... Served as the team’s starting kicker for four seasons and was the starting quarterback for two seasons ... Completed 78-of-172 pass attempts for 1,348 yards and nine touchdowns in 2001 in leading his team to a 12-2 record ... Connected on two-of-five field goal attempts in 2001 and had a long field goal of 55 yards ... Made 56-of-60 PATs in 2001 ... Had 85% of his kickoffs go into the end zone for touchbacks in 2001 ... Was named to the Mobile Press Register All-Region team in 2001 ... Completed 103-of-184 pass attempts for 1,636 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior ... Made seven-of-13 field goal attempts with a long of 47 yards in 2000 ... Connected on 60-of-63 PATs in

Quarterback 6-1, 205 r-Freshman, SQ T.R. Miller HS Brewton, AL

PATRICK BYRNE

2000 ... Had 70% of his kickoffs go into the end zone for touchbacks ... Averaged 39.0 yards per punt and had a long punt of 58 yards ... Led his team to the AAAA State championship in 2000 ... Was named to the Birmingham News and Mobile Press Register All-State teams as a kicker in 2000 ... Was an all-region selection as a junior ... Career passing statistics read 191 completions in 373 pass attempts for 3,160 yards ... Career kicking totals are 18 of 32 field goals made with a long of 55 yards and 202 of 214 PATs made ... Also lettered in basketball for two years and in baseball for three years ... Was offered by West Virginia, Arkansas and UAB before deciding on the Tigers ... Was a member of the Brewton Scholar’s Bowl Team, the Science Club and a class Representative ... Was named the Rotary Club Student of the Year as a junior ... Selected to play in the 2002 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game ... Is the son of Brad and Ann Byrne ... Played for coach Jamie Riggs at T.R. Miller High ... Born: 11/27/83.

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Defensive Back 6-1, 180 Sophomore, 1L Dacula HS Dacula, GA

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Was the most decorated of the Memphis freshmen in 2002 ... Was named to the 2002 Conference USA All-Freshman Team, as well as several freshman all-America squads ... Worked at free safety in the spring with Scott Vogel and Wesley Smith ... Is expected to be a regular in one of the strongest secondaries in Tiger football history ... 2002: One of the more impressive true freshmen in the nation during the 2002 season ... Saw action in a reserve role in the season opener against Murray State and was credited with seven tackles and one pass interception which he returned for 35 yards ... Became the Memphis starter at safety for the Ole Miss game and totaled six tackles against the Rebels ... Improved his play the following week against Southern Miss when he tallied 12 tackles including five solo hits ... Pulled in his second pass interception against Tu-

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Defensive End 6-3, 275 r-Freshman, SQ Russellville HS Russellville, AR

HARA CIO COLEN ARACIO

Was redshirted in 2002 ... Received the Rex Dockery Memorial Scholarship in 2002 ... Spent the spring of 2003 working with the Tiger special teams ... Is expected to compete with Gene Frederic and Jared Bidne for snapper duties this fall ... 2002: Worked as one of the Tigers’ deep snappers throughout the 2002 season but was never pressed into service ... Was redshirted in 2002 ... Spent the fall of ‘02 as one of the back-up snappers for starter Gene Frederic along with Jared Bidne ... Prep: Was a four year football letterman at Oak Grove High ... Lettered as a deep snapper and defensive end at Oak Grove High School ... Was credited with 60 tackles, three quarterback sacks, and two forced fumbles during the 2001 season ... Was an All-District selection in football in 2001 ... Was a 2001 1st team Defensive All-Academic selection ... Was an honorable mention all-district selection as a junior ... Was named to the MHSAA All-Academic football and baseball team in 2000 ... Career statistics read 222 tackles, seven quarterback sacks, one pass interception and one fumble recovery ... Carried a 3.66 grade point average ... Was a member of the French Club, the Beta Club, the National Honor Society, Boys State, the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Conference, the A/B Honor Roll, and Who’s Who Among High School Students ... Received the T.W. Todd Award, the Football Award, the National Government & History Award and the National Honor & Service Award ... Attended the Ray 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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Deep Snapper 6-2, 235 r-Freshman, SQ Oak Grove HS Hattiesburg, MS

RUSTY CLA YT ON LAYT YTON

Tigers in the fall of 2002 ... Spent the fall season working with the Memphis defensive scout team ... Was redshirted during the 2002 season ... Practiced against the number one offense throughout the fall and was used as a defensive end and tackle ... Gained in size and strength while working in the weightroom ... Practiced behind Boris Penchion and Eric Taylor at defensive tackle throughout the fall of 2002 ... Prep: Lettered as a linebacker for the Russellville Cyclones ... Helped Russellville High to the AAAAA-West championship in 2001 ... Was credited with 10.5 quarterback sacks during the 2001 season ... Logged 63 solo tackles and 79 assisted stops ... Had 16 tackles for lost yardage ... Named to the Associated Press Arkansas Super Team in 2001 ... Has been timed at 4.8 in the forty yard dash ... Started at defensive tackle as a sophomore and junior but was moved to linebacker as a senior ... Also lettered in basketball for Russellville High ... Selected the Tigers over Tulsa, Rice and Arkansas State.

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Spent the spring working with David Davis and Willie Henderson at right tackle ... Should see action this fall as a backup for Davis ... Could also work at left tackle to provide depth in the offensive line ... 2002: Appeared in two games for the Tigers in 2002 ... Played offensive tackle in the Murray State and Army football games ... Had three snaps against Murray State in the Tigers’ 52-6 victory ... Played eight snaps in the Tigers’ 38-10 win over the Cadets ... Worked behind Donald Marshall and Doug Whittaker, both seniors, at right offensive tackle... 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 allstate 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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BRIAN DAVIS

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Int/Yds 1/35 0/0 0/0 1/48 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0

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

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

QB 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

TFLs 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

TT 7 6 12 7 10 6 4 7 3 3 3 7

AT 3 1 7 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 1 2

UT 4 5 5 5 9 3 2 7 3 3 2 5

Opponent Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Miss State Cincinnati Houston South Florida Army TCU

Defense 8/31/02 9/7/02 9/14/02 9/21/02 9/28/02 10/8/02 10/19/02 10/26/02 11/2/02 11/9/02 11/23/02 11/30/02

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Offensive Tackle 6-7, 305 r-Sophomore Presbyterian Academy Nashville, TN

COLLIN'S CAREER HIGHS

Most Tackles/Game: 12 vs Southern Miss (‘02) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 9 vs UAB (‘02) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 7 vs Southern Miss (‘02) Most Pass Interceptions/Game: 1 vs Murray St., Tulane & Army (‘02) Most Interception Return Yards/Game: 48 vs Tulane (‘02) Most Pass Break-ups/Game: 1 vs Murray St., Ole Miss & Miss St. (‘02)

JAMES CORDER

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Sack 0-0

COLLIN'S STATISTICS UT AT Tot. FR Int TFL 53 22 75 0 3 0-0

Tackles G/S 2002 12/11

les in the UAB game with 10 hits, including nine solo tackles ... Had seven solo tackles against Cincinnati and six on national TV against Louisville ... Gained his team leading third pass interception of the season in the Memphis win over Army ... Finished the season as the team’s second leading tackler and co-leader in pass interceptions ... Was ranked fifth in the nation in tackles among true freshmen at NCAA 1-A institutions ... For his play, was named to The Sporting News Freshman All-America team, the Rivals.com Freshman All-America Team and The Sporting News Freshman All-Conference USA Team ... Was picked on the Conference USA AllFreshman Team... Prep: Was a four-year starter at Dacula High ... Was named to the 2001 Georgia All-State team (2nd) ... Played both quarterback and safety as a senior ... Was credited with a team leading 115 tackles, two pass interceptions and three fumble recoveries in 2001 ... Played quarterback and free safety and led his team in tackles as a junior ... Logged 130 tackles during his junior season ... During senior season helped his team to a 10-3 record and a spot in the state playoffs ... Team reached the quarterfinals ... Was named the Atlanta Constitution-Journal Player of the Week in 2001 for his play against No. 3 ranked Collins Hill ... Was named to the all-county team in 2001 ... Logged two pass interceptions and returned one 55-yards for a touchdown in upset win ... Is ranked fifth in Dacula High history in pass interceptions with 11 and third in longest interception return for a touchdown (56 yards) ... Career totals read 317 tackles, 11 pass interceptions and seven fumble recoveries ... Has been timed at 4.47 in forty yard dash at the Georgia Tech camp ... Rated as the number 49 prospect in the state of Georgia by SuperPrep Football Magazine ... Was recruited by Georgia Tech, Michigan State, Louisville ... Was an honor roll student at Dacula High ... Is the son of Randall and Tammy Expose ... Played for coach Kevin Maloof at Dacula High ... Born: 10/22/83.

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Tailback 6-0, 205 r-Freshman, SQ Carver HS Columbus, GA

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A redshirt freshman running back who worked as a defensive back in the fall of 2002 ... Was moved to tailback in the spring of 2003 ... Had 15 rushes for 13 yards during the spring scrimmages ... Used the spring to learn the Memphis offensive system and blocking schemes ... 2002: Was redshirted as a true freshman in 2002 ... Spent the fall of ‘02 working as a defensive back for the Tigers’ defensive scout team ... Worked as a boundary corner


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Offensive Tackle 6-4, 305 r-Junior Itawamba CC Hamilton, MS

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Came to the Tigers as a junior college transfer in January of 2002 ... Participated in spring drills of 2002, but was immediately redshirted to give the Tigers help in the offensive line for 2003 ... Is now expected to contribute as the starter at right offensive tackle this fall ... Worked with Joe Gerda and Travis Triplett at right guard in the spring of 2002 before being switched to offensive tackle... 2002: A junior college transfer who was redshirted in ‘02 due to the large number of senior linemen on the Tiger roster ... Spent the fall working with the Tiger offense to become prepared for his junior year ... Worked at guard behind Joe Gerda and Baki Celaj while being redshirted ... Was moved to right tackle in the spring of 2003 ... 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.

TAVARIOUS DAVIS

Wide Receiver 6-0, 192 r-Junior, 2L Mays HS Athens, GA

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A returning letterman who saw action in four games for the Tigers in 2002 ... Worked as a middle linebacker and special teams member ... Is expected to provide depth at middle linebacker again this fall ... 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 ... Maintained a 3.85 GPA in the fall of 2001... 2002: Earned his first varsity letter while playing in four games for the Tigers in 2002 ... Played linebacker and worked as a member of the Tiger special teams ... First game was on the road against Cincinnati ... Also saw playing time in the South Florida, Army and TCU contests ... Was not credited with a tackle in 2002 ...2001: Sat out the 2001 season while concentrating on academic work ... 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 All-Shelby 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.

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Linebacker 6-0, 245 Junior, 1L Trezevant HS Memphis, TN

CHARLES DAVIS

DAVID DAVIS

for the Tigers and was listed on the depth chart behind starter Cameron Essex and reserve Tristan Thomas ... Practiced against the number one offensive unit while learning the Memphis coverages ... Prep: Lettered as a tailback and defensive back at Carver High School in Columbus, GA ... Also lettered as a member of the Carver state championship track team ... Had 163 rushes for 1,076 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2001 ... Led Carver to the 2-A regional title in track in 2001 ... Career rushing totals are 200 carries for 2,500 yards and 20 touchdowns ... Also had 10 pass receptions for 165 yards and one touchdown during prep career ... Qualified for four events in the state meet ... Won the 100 meters with a time of 10.43 and followed that with a time of 21.57 in the 200 meters ... Helped Carver win the 2000 2-A state track championship by winning the 100 and 200 meters ... Has run a 10.33 100 and a 20.24 200 meters ... Has been timed at 4.38 in the 40-yard dash ... Father Carl Davis played defensive end for the University of Wisconsin ... Is the son of Carl and Ida Davis ... Played for coach Wallace Davis at Carver High ... Born: 11/21/83.

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A returning two-year letterman who is expected to see more playing time this fall in the Tigers’ new spread offense ... Was one of the more impressive receivers in 2003 spring drills ... Caught 16 passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns in the spring scrimmages ... For his play, was voted one of the Chris Faros Most Improved Player Award recipientsfor spring ‘03 ... Worked with Tavares Gideon at the “X” receiver in the spring ... 2002: Played in five games for the Tigers in the fall of 2002 to letter for the second time in his career ... Played in the first four games of the season against Murray State, Ole Miss, Southern Miss and Tulane and later was used in the

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Tight End 6-2, 260 Sophomore, 1L St. Augustine HS New Orleans, LA

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Became a starter as a true freshman and earned his first varsity letter after playing in 11 of the team’s 12 games in 2003 ... Missed one game after a neck injury in practice ... Had seven receptions for 64 yards and one touchdown in the spring scrimmages ... 2002: Made an immediate impact as a true freshman ... Was named to the 2002 Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... Was also selected to The Sporting News All-Conference USA Team ... Became the Memphis starter at tight end after an injury to senior Jeff Cameron ... Played in 11 of the 12 games in 2002 ... Missed the Ole Miss game due to a neck injury in practice after the Murray State game ... Started seven games when the Tigers were not in a four wide set ... Caught his first collegiate pass in the ESPN televised Louisville game ... Had one pass reception for 15 yards in the Houston contest which gave the Tigers a needed first down ... Had a catch against Army and closed the season with two receptions for 16 yards and a touchdown in the TCU game ... Finished the 2002 season with five pass receptions for 44 yards and one touchdown ... Prep: Lettered as a tight end at St. Augustine High ... Rated as the top tight end in the state of Louisiana according to SuperPrep Magazine ... Was named to SuperPrep Football Magazine’s All-Region Team for 2001 ... Received All-America and all-state honors while at St. Augustine ... Was twice named to the Louisiana All-State team ... Was rated as the No. 14 overall prospect in the state of Louisiana by SuperPrep ... Has been rated as high as the No. 10 tight end prospect in the country by one recruiting service ... Caught 11 passes for 209 yards and one touchdown in 2001 ... Was an AllMetro selection in New Orleans ... Had committed to Georgia before deciding on the Tigers ... Was also recruited by Auburn, Michigan, West Virginia, Georgia Tech and Tulane ... Is related to Byron and Aaron Hodges who both played at Illinois ... Is the son of John and Joycelyn Doucette ... Played for coach Anthony Biagas at St. Augustine High ... Born: 1/8/84.

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)

JOHN DOUCETTE

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LG 12 12 12

Tds 1 1 1

STATISTICS Yds Avg 25 8.3 0 0.0 25 8.3

DAVIS’ No 3 0 3

Receiving G 2001 5/0 2002 5/0 Totals 10/0

Cincinnati contest ... Did not have a pass reception in 2002 ... 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 noncontact 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.

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DOUCETTE’S STATISTICS No Yds Avg Tds 5 44 8.7 1

LG 15

Receiving G/GS 2002 11/7

DOUCETTE’S CAREER HIGHS Most Pass Receptions/Game: 2 vs TCU (‘02) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 16 vs TCU (‘02) Longest Pass Reception: 15 vs Houston (‘02) Most Touchdown Receptions/Game: 1 vs TCU (‘02)

LG 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 15 0 6 8

Tds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Avg 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.0 0.0 0.0 15.0 0.0 6.0 8.0

Yds 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 15 0 6 16

Recpt 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 2

Opponent Murray State Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Mississippi State Cincinnati Houston South Florida Army TCU

G AME -B Y -G AME R EVIEW Receiving Year 8/31/02 9/14/02 9/21/02 9/28/02 10/8/02 10/19/02 10/26/02 11/2/02 11/9/02 11/23/02 11/30/02

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DOUGLAS’ ST ATISTICS STA UT AT Tot. FR Int TFL 2 4 6 0 0 0-0 28 11 39 1 0 5-27 30 15 45 1 0 5-27

DOUGLAS’ CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles/Game: 8 vs Cincinnati (‘02) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 6 vs Cincinnati ('02) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 2 vs five times Most Fumble Recoveries/Game: 1 vs South Florida (‘02) Most Tackles For Lost Yardage/Game/ 1 five times Most Quarterback Sacks/Game: 1 vs

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A returning two-year letterman who was a starter for Memphis in seven games in 2003 ... Worked as the number one “sam” linebacker in the spring of 2003 ... 2002: Lettered at linebacker for the Tigers in 2002 after playing in all 12 games ... Started seven contests for the Tigers at outside linebacker after Greg Harper suffered a broken leg ... Was the team’s ninth ranked tackler in 2002 ... Was credited with 39 tackles including 28 solo hits ... Had five tackles for lost yardage and two quarterback sacks ... Opened the season with two tackles in the win over Murray State ... Had five tackles against Louisville in ESPN televised game ... Posted three tackles, one tackle for lost yardage and one fumble recovery in the UAB contest ... Also logged five tackles against Mississippi State before tallying a career high eight tackles in the Cincinnati game ... Had three hits and a quarterback sack in the South Florida game ... Logged five tackles, one tackle for lost yardage, one forced fumble and one sack in the TCU contest ... ... 2001: Played in every game for Memphis during the 2001

Tackles G/S 2001 11/0 2002 12/7 Totals 23/7

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Outside Linebacker 6-3, 225 r-Junior, 2L Lutheran North HS St. Louis, MO

ROBERT DOUGLAS

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, all-district, 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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Defense 8/31/02 9/7/02 9/14/02 9/21/02 9/28/02 10/8/02 10/19/02 10/26/02 11/2/02 11/9/02 11/23/02 11/30/02 9/1/01 9/8/01 9/22/01 9/29/01

Opponent Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Miss State Cincinnati Houston South Florida Army TCU Miss State UT-Chattanooa South Florida Louisville

UT 2 0 0 0 3 4 3 6 2 3 2 3 0 1 0 0

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

TT 2 1 0 0 3 5 5 8 3 3 4 5 2 1 0 0

TFLs 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/2 0/0 0/0 1/2 0/0 1/12 1/1 1/10 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

QB 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/12 0/0 1/10 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Int/Yds 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0


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A returning two-year letterman who saw action as a true freshman for the Tigers during the 2001 season and became a starter during the 2002 campaign ... Played in all 12 games of the 2002 season and was a starter in seven contests ... 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 ... 2002: Played in all 12 games of the 2002 season ... Was the Memphis starter at fieldcorner for the final six games of the season ... Had five tackles in the season opener against Murray State ... Was credited with two tackles in the Ole Miss, Southern Miss and Tulane games ... Had five

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Defensive Back 5-11, 184 Junior, 2L DeKalb HS Atlanta, GA

CAMER ON ESSEX AMERON

A walk-on candidate for the tailback position ... Came to the Tigers in August of 2001 and participated in fall practice ... Spent the spring of 2003 working with the Tiger offensive unit while continuing to learn the Memphis spread offense... Had 17 rushes for 30 yards and one touchdown in spring scrimmages ... 2002: Played in one game for the Tigers in 2002 ... Played against Ole Miss on the punt and kick coverage team ... Was not credited with a tackle during the 2002 season ... Was injured in fall practice and did not appear after the Ole Miss contest ... Had one carry for 12 yards in the 2002 Blue-Gray Scrimmage ... Finished the spring of 2002 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.

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Tailback 5-10, 195 r-Sophomore, SQ Gateway Tech HS St. Louis, MO

S IR ERNEST

tackles in the televised Louisville contest and became the starter the following week against Mississippi State ... Registered eight tackles, one tackle for lost yardage and one pass break-up against the Bullies ... Credited with four tackles versus Cincinnati and had his first pass interception against Houston ... Finished the 2002 season with 38 tackles, three tackles for lost yardage, two forced fumbles, one interception, four pass break-ups and one blocked kick which came in the South Florida contest ... 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 ... 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

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ESSEX’S CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles/Game: 8 vs Mississippi State (‘02) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 6 vs Mississippi State ('02) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 3 vs Mississippi State ('01) Most Tackles For Loss/Game: 1 four times Most Pass Interceptions/Game: 1 vs Houston (‘02) Most Pass Breakups/Game: 2 vs UAB (‘01)


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BOBBY GARAFOL O ARAFOLO

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Offensive Guard, 6-3, 295 r-Junior, TR Mt. San Antonio JC Los Angeles, CA

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

FR 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 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

TFLs 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/1 1/5 1/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

TT 5 2 2 2 1 5 8 4 1 2 3 3 3 3 3 1 2 4 0 3 1 4 0

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

UT 4 2 1 2 1 5 6 3 0 1 2 3 1 2 2 1 1 2 0 3 0 3 0

Opponent Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Miss State Cincinnati Houston South Florida Army TCU Miss State UT-Chattanooa South Florida Louisville Southern Miss Houston East Carolina UAB Tennessee Army Cincinnati

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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A returning two-year letterman who worked at offensive center in the spring of 2003 ... Was named as a recepient of the Chris Faros Most Improved Player Award in the spring of 2003 ... Has been the team’s deep snapper for two seasons, but appears to be the heir to Jimond Pugh’s vacated center position for 2003 ... Spent the spring of 2002 with Wade Smith and James Corder at right tackle ... 2002: Was the Tigers’ deep snapper for the second consecutive season ... Earned second varsity letter after appearing in all 12 of the Tiger games in 2002 ... Handled 64 snaps for Tiger punters and 51 snaps for the field goal and PAT units ... 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 8-1 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 all-state 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

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Center/Snapper 6-4, 280 Junior, 2L DeSmet Jesuit HS St. Louis, MO

GENE FREDERIC

Came to the University of Memphis in January of 2003 as a junior college transfer ... Spent the spring of 2003 working as an offensive guard ... Played right guard during the spring with another junior college transfer, Jason Matthews ... Is expected to be a regular in the offensive line this fall and will share playing time with Matthews ... JC: Lettered for two years in the offensive line at Mt. San Antonio JC ... Worked as both a tackle and guard during his junior college career ... Was an all-conference selection during his second season of junior college play and was a first team Academic AllAmerica ... Named the team’s MVP Lineman of the Year in 2002 ... Won the Ralph Craig Award for the Outstanding Lineman ... Prep: Played prep football for St. Francis High School in Los Angeles ... Lettered for two years in football and track ... Helped his team to a 10-3 record in 2000 ... Was a first team all-league, all-area, All-CIF and all-region selection in football as a senior ... Threw the shot put and discus for the track team ... Was a member of the honor roll all four years of high school ... A talented guitarist who works as a studio musician and performer in Los Angeles area ... Played for coach Bill Ridell and Jim Bond in high school and Bill Fisk at Mt. San Antonio ... Born: 7/4/83.

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DARREN GAR CIA ARCIA Wide Receiver 6-1, 192 Senior, 3L Millington HS Millington, TN

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A veteran three-year letterman who was one of the Tigers’ leading receivers in the spring of 2003 ... Enters fall camp as the starter at the “Z” receiver slot ... Had an impressive spring with nine pass receptions for 232 yards and three touchdowns ... Led the receiver corps in average yards per catch in the spring at 25.7 yards per reception ... Had two touchdown catches of 65


Receiving G 2000 8/0 2001 10/3 2002 12/2 Totals 30/5 Kick Returns G 2000 8/0

GARCIA’S STATISTICS No Yds Avg Tds 1 18 18.0 0 7 63 9.0 0 19 204 10.7 0 27 285 10.6 0 No Yds Avg Tds 2 48 24.0 0

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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 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 ... Played for coach Hank Hawkins at Millington HS... Born: 4/14/82.

GARCIA'S CAREER HIGHS Most Pass Receptions/Game: 3 four times Most Yards Receiving/Game: 45 vs Army (‘02) Longest Pass Reception: 30 vs Houston (‘02) Most Kickoff Returns/Game: 2 vs Tulane Most Kickoff Return Yards: 48 vs Tulane (‘00) Longest Kickoff Return: 33 vs Tulane (‘00)

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yards or more in the spring ... 2002: Worked in the regular rotation with the Tiger receivers in 2002 ... Played in all 12 games for Memphis ... Was a starter against Houston and Ole Miss ... Had a career high 19 pass receptions in 2002 for a career best 204 yards ... Was ranked as the team’s fifth leading receiver averaging 10.7 yards per catch ... Had three pass receptions for 17 yards in the Ole Miss game ... Had one reception for 14 yards in win over Tulane ... Grabbed two passes for 28 yards against UAB and had two for 29 yards versus Cincinnati ... Had three receptions for 43 yards in the Houston contest and added three catches for 22 yards against South Florida and three for 45 yards in the victory over Army ... His 30 yard reception against Army was his career long pass reception ... 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 of 2002 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 70yard 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

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No 1 3 0 1 2 0 1 2 3 3 3 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0

Yds 4 17 0 14 28 0 2 29 43 22 45 0 0 10 0 10 4 0 28 0 0 0

Avg 4.0 5.3 0.0 14.0 14.0 0.0 2.0 14.5 14.3 7.1 15.0 0.0 0.0 5.0 0.0 10.0 4.0 0.0 14.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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GIDEON’S ST ATISTICS STA No Yds Avg Tds 42 466 11.1 8

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Receiving G 2002 12/1

GIDEON’S CAREER HIGHS Most Pass Receptions/Game: 8 vs Louisville & Miss. State (‘02) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 127 vs Mississippi State (‘02) Longest Pass Reception: 59 vs Mississippi State (‘02) Most Touchdown Receptions/Game: 2 vs Louisville (‘02)

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Yds 11 10 0 33 52 88 127 26 36 34 21 17

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Receiving Date 8/31/02 9/7/02 9/14/02 9/21/02 9/28/02 10/8/02 10/19/02 10/26 11/2/02 11/9/02 11/23/02 11/30/02

KENYUN GLOVER

Defensive Tackle 6-3, 295 r-Junior, 2L Overton HS Memphis, TN

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Came to the University of Memphis in the fall of 2002 as a junior college transfer from Mississippi Delta Junior College... Earned his first letter as a Tiger after appearing in all 12 games of the 2002 season ... Was the team’s most impressive receiver in the spring of 2003 ... Led the offense in receiving with 32 receptions for 412 yards and seven touchdowns ... Averaged 12.8 yards per catch ... 2002: Made an immediate impact on the Tiger receiver corps in 2002 ... Appeared in all 12 games for the Tigers ... Finished the season as the team’s second leading receiver ... Was credited with 40 pass receptions for 449 yards and averaged 11.2 yards per reception ... Was the Tigers’ leader in touchdown receptions with seven ... Opened the season with two catches for 22 yards and his first collegiate touchdown in the win over Murray State ... Had two receptions against Ole Miss but did not catch a pass against Southern Mississippi ... Grabbed two passes for 33 yards and a touchdown in victory over Tulane ... Caught five passes for 52 yards in UAB game ... In ESPN televised game with Louisville he caught eight passes for 88 yards and two touchdowns ... Had a season high 127 yards receiving against Mississippi State on eight receptions ... Also caught a touchdown pass against Mississippi State ... Ended the season with touchdown receptions against Houston, Army and TCU ... Was ranked sixth in all-purpose yards for the Tigers in 2002 averaging 40.6 yards per game ...Was third in scoring in 2002 with seven touchdowns and a total of 42 points ... Is the cousin of former Southern Mississippi standout receiver Sherrod Gideon ... JC: Was rated by SuperPrep JUCO Top 100 as the number 71 prospect in the nation ... Listed on the Jackson Clarion-Ledger’s Top 25 JUCO Prospects report as the 14th best prospect in the state for 2001 ... Helped lead

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Wide Receiver 6-4, 210 Senior, 1L Miss Delta JC Greenville, MS

TAVARES GIDEON

Mississippi Delta Community College to the finals of the state junior college championships in 2001 ... Had 54 receptions for over 900 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2001 ... Had 11 receptions for 125 yards and one touchdown in MDCC’s 34-10 win over Northwest Mississippi CC ... Had 12 receptions for 153 yards and one touchdown in win over Holmes CC ... Had a three yard touchdown catch in the state playoffs against Jones County CC ... Was named first team All-Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges ... Was also named to the 2001 All-Mississippi North Squad ... Helped Mississippi Delta CC to a 5-5 record in 2000 ... Also recruited by Baylor and West Virginia ... Born: 3/21/81.

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Was one of the Memphis starters at defensive tackle during the 2001 and 2002 seasons ... Lettered for the second consecutive season at defensive tackle ... Received the Glenn Jones 12th Man Award in 2002 ... Enters fall camp as the slated starter at tackle for the Tigers ... Spent the spring of 2003 working with LaVale Washington at tackle and will reunite with junior Albert Means in fall camp ... 2002: Was a starter at defensive tackle for Memphis in eight games and played in all 12 contests of 2002 ... Was the ninth leading tackler for the defensive unit and was credited with 35 stops for the season

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member of the National Honor Society ... Played for coach Mitch Davis at Overton High ... Is the son of Charles and Mary Middlebrook ... Was ranked 31st in his class of 298 ... Born: 11/8/81. GL OVER’S ST ATISTICS GLO STA UT AT Tot. FR Int TFL redshirted 13 9 22 0 0 2-14 23 15 38 0 0 6-21 36 24 60 0 0 8-35

Sack 1-10 2-15 3-25

Tackles G/S 2000 2001 11/6 2002 12/7 Totals 23/13

GL OVER’S CAREER HIGHS GLO Most Tackles/Game: 7 vs South Florida (‘02) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 4 vs Houston & South Florida ('02) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 3 vs Tulane & South Florida (‘02) Most Tackles For Loss/Game: 3 vs Army (‘02) Most Quarterback Sacks/Game: 1 three times

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

TT 2 2 3 6 2 2 2 2 4 7 3 3 2 3 1 3 3 2 2 3 3 2 0

TFLs 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/5 0/0 0/0 2/4 0/0 3/12 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2/5 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

QB 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/5 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/10 0/0 1/10 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Int/Yds 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Defense 8/31/02 9/7/02 9/14/02 9/21/02 9/28/02 10/8/02 10/19/02 10/26/02 11/2/02 11/9/02 11/23/02 11/30/02 9/1/01 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

TIM GOOD WELL OODWELL

Outside Linebacker 6-2, 230 Sophomore, 1L Tucker HS Lithonia, GA

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... Had seven tackles for a lost 21 yards ... Also added two quarterback sacks and two forced fumbles ... Opened the season with two tackles against Murray State ... Added two tackles in the Ole Miss game and had three stops in the Southern Mississippi contest ... Contributed six tackles in the Memphis win over Tulane ... Ran off four consecutive games with two tackles including UAB, Louisville, Mississippi State and Cincinnati ... Logged his first quarterback sack of the season against Louisville ... Picked up four tackles in the Houston contest before registering a season and career high seven tackles and a forced fumble against South Florida ... Logged three tackles, three tackles for lost yardage, one quarterback sack and one forced fumble in victory over Army ... Closed the 2002 season with three tackles against TCU ... 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

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... Made nine-of-14 field goal attempts including a 50yarder in the season opener against Murray State ... Also made 32-of-37 PATs in 2002 ... Opened his collegiate career making five-of-six PATs and his longest field gtoal of the season at 50 yards ... Made five-of-five PATs in the win over Tulane and hit on a 48 yard field goal attempt ... Had his only multiple field goal game in the season finale against TCU ... Kicked off for the Tigers 58 times during the season and had 12 of his kickoffs declared as touchbacks ... Had an average kickoff depth of the five yard line (5.10) Was named to the 2002 Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... Prep: Lettered for four years in football and soccer and three years in baseball at Madison Central High School ... Earned all-state honors in of the three sports ... Played pitcher and outfielder in baseball ... Complied an 8-2 record with a 1.40 ERA during his senior season ... Had a batting average of .395 with three home runs and 25 RBI ... Completed his high school baseball career with a 16-2 record and a 1.00 ERA ... Led Madison Centreal to the 2002 Mississippi state championship ... Holds the Madison Central High record for the longest field goal at 55 yards. Field Goal 2002

GOSTK O WSKI’S ST ATISTICS GOSTKO STA G/S Att Made LG PAT’s 12/12 14 9 50 32-37

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GOOD WELL ’S CAREER HIGHS GOODWELL WELL’S Most Tackles/Game: 1 four times Most Solo Tackles/Game: 1 vs TCU ('02) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 1 vs Louisville, Cincinnati, USF ('02) Most Fumble Recoveries/Game: 1 vs Cincinnati (‘02)

Tackles 2002

his first appearance in the UAB game and was credited with his first collegiate tackle in the ESPN televised game with Louisville ... Also logged tackles in back-to-back road games with Cincinnati and South Florida ... Had a quarterback hurry in the Army game and closed the 2002 season with one tackle against TCU ... Finished his freshman campaign with four tackles ... Prep: Lettered as a fullback and linebacker at Tucker High ... Was the team’s leading tackler in 2001 ... Credited with 103 total tackles including 54 solo stops ... Had eight tackles for lost yardage, two pass interceptions and five pass breakups ... Rushed the ball 53 times for 641 yards in 2001 ... Was credited with a combined 104 tackles in 2000 and 2001 ... Had 19 tackles for lost yardage and four quarterback sacks ... 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 ... Was twice named the DeKalb County Defensive Player of the Game ... Received the Kelly Cofer Award which is Tucker High’s most prestigious football award ... Received the Tucker High MVP Award and was twice the team’s leading tackler ... Also lettered in basketball and track ... Is the son of Tim Goodwell ... Played for coach Phillip Lindsey at Tucker ... Born: 1/30/84.

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ANDREW HAND Y ANDY

Offensive Guard 6-2, 310 Junior, 2L Palmetto HS Miami, FL

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Came to the University of Memphis as a baseball signee for head coach Dave Anderson, but earned a football scholarship in fall camp ... Was the only player in Conference USA to be named to the All-Freshman Team in both football and baseball in 2002-03 ... Pitched for the Tigers in the spring of 2003 ... Compiled a regular season record of 4-4 with a 4.32 ERA in 61.2 innings pictched ... Tied for second on the team in strikeouts with 45 ... 2002: Came to the Tigers as a walk-on kicker in fall camp 2002 and by the season opener four weeks later, had earned a scholarship and was the team’s starting kicker ... Lettered while appearing in all 12 games of the 2002 season ... Handled all of the kickoff and placement work for Memphis

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Kicker 6-2, 200 Sophomore, 1L Madison Central HS Madison, MS

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A two-year veteran offensive lineman ... Will be the most experienced of the Tiger linemen this fall ... Co-winner of the Chris Faros Most Improved Player Award in 2002 ... Lettered as a true freshman ... Spent the spring of 2003 working at left guard with reserve Blake Butler ... 2002: Was a starter for the Tigers at offensive guard for nine of the 12 games of 2002 ... Missed

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GOSTKOWSKI’S CAREER HIGHS Most Field Goals Made/Game: 2 vs TCU (‘02) Most Field Goals Attempted/Game: 2 five times Longest Field Goal Made/Game: 50 vs Murray State ('02) Most PATs Made/Game: 5 vs Murray State, Tulane & Army (‘02) Most PATs Attempted/Game: 6 vs Murray State (‘02)

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three games with an ankle sprain ... Opened the season with 50 snaps in the Murray State victory ... Played just 12 snaps against Ole Miss before suffering an ankle injury ... Returned briefly for the Tulane game but played just six plays ... Returned as a starter against Louisville and played 67 snaps ... Appeared in 62-of-67 plays against Mississippi State and played a season high 85-of-85 plays against South Florida ... Closed the season playing all 66 plays against TCU ... Finished his sophomore season appearing in 511 of the team’s 840 total offensive plays ... ... 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 AllDade 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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GREG HARPER Inside Linebacker 6-1, 235 r-Senior, 3L Wooddale HS Memphis, TN

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Returns to a starter’s role at the “mike” linebacker position this fall ... Was the Tiger starter at outside linebacker in 2002 before being sidelined with a broken bone in his left leg ... Is a three year letterman at linebacker for the Tigers ... 2002: Was the Tiger starter at outside linebacker in 2002 before being felled by a broken leg in the Tulane game ... Opened the season with nine tackles and a fumble recovery in the victory over Murray State ... Had six total tackles in the Ole Miss contest and added eight tackles, two tackles for lost yardage and one pass break-up in the Southern Miss contest ... Had two tackles, including a tackle for lost yardage in Tulane game before suffering a broken fibula in his left leg ... Missed the next five games before returning to action against South Florida ... Had four tackles in a part time role at USF and two tackles in the Army victory ... Finished the 2002 season with six tackles, two tackles for lost yardage and one forced fumble in the TCU game ... Was credited with 37 tackles, including 24 solo hits, four tackles for lost yardage, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 2002 ... 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


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Kicker 5-10, 196 r-Senior, SQ East Central Miss CC Florence, AL

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Tackles G/S 2000 11/9 2001 11/10 2002 7/5 Totals 29/24

Opponent Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Miss State Cincinnati Houston South Florida Army TCU Mississippi State UT-Chattanooga South Florida Louisville Southern Miss Houston East Carolina UAB Tennessee Army Cincinnati Miss State UL-Monroe Arkansas State Army Southern Miss East Carolina UAB Houston Tennessee Cincinnati Tulane

Defense 8/31/02 9/7/02 9/14/02 9/21/02 9/28/02 10/8/02 10/19/02 10/26/02 11/2/02 11/9/02 11/23/02 11/30/02 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 9/2/00 9/9/00 9/16/00 9/23/00 9/30/00 10/7/00 10/14/00 10/21/00 11/4/00 11/11/00 11/18/00

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 ... Began to climb the depth chart in spring drills ... Worked his way to the number two spot at “will” linebacker behind Ian Williams ... 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.

Came to the Tigers as a junior college transfer in the fall of 2003 ... With Stephen Gostkowski pitching for the baseball team, he handled most of the kicking duties in spring practice ... Made four PAT’s and one-of-one field goal attempt in the spring scrimmages ... Appears to be fully recovered from a severe groin injury that occurred in the fall of 2002 ... 2002: Was expected to be the Tiger kicker in 2002 but was injured in fall camp and was not able to participate for most of the season ... Suffered a very severe groin tear in fall camp and was not able to start kicking on a regular basis until late October ... Spent his time working with the special teams to help the Tiger kickers and punters improve their game ... JC: Signed with the University of Alabama after a prep career at Brooks High School ... Was redshirted at Alabama in 1999 and was a member of the travel squad in 2000 ... Transferred to East Central C.C. in 2001 ... Was the fourth ranked kicker in Mississippi Junior College football in 2001 ... Helped East Central C.C, to a berth in the state playoffs in 2001 ... ECMCC reached the state semifinals ...

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line prospect in the nation by Rivals.com ... Named to the Associated Press All-State Team in 2001 ... Was named to the MIAA All-Metro team for Divisions 4A/5A in 2001 ... Was named a finalist for Class 3-A Mr. Football in 2001 ... Was selected on the Tennessee Sportswriter’s 3-A All-State team in 2001 ... Had 25 tackles, four quarterback sacks and four fumble recoveries as a junior ... Was named to the All-Tennessee 3-A Team (2nd) in 2000 as an offensive lineman ... Committed to Tennessee before deciding on Memphis ... Also recruited by Arkansas and Florida ... Lettered in basketball for three years at Ridgeway High ... Played center on the basketball team ... Threw the shot for the Ridgeway track team and won the state A-AA shot championship in 2001 ... Is the son of Willie Henderson, Jr. & Julia Griffin ... Played for coach John Coolley at Ridgeway High ... Born: 11/17/83.

SHAKA HILL

Outside Linebacker 6-3,255 Senior, 2L Goodpasture HS Nashville, TN

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Offensive Tackle 6-7, 345 r-Freshman, SQ Ridgeway HS Memphis, TN

W ILLIE HENDERSON

Hit on eight-of-13 field goal attempts with a long of 48 yards at ECMCC in 2001 ... Was named to the Mississippi JC All-State Team in 2001 ... Prep: Played his prep football at Brooks High School ... Was named to the Birmingham News Super All-State team as a senior in high school ... Named to the Alabama Sportswriter’s Association Class 4-A All-State team in 1998 ... Named to Street & Smith’s High School All-America Team ... Chosen to play 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 a 73-yard field goal in practice as reported by USA Today ... During his prep career he missed just one PAT attempt, a 35-yarder after a penalty ... Had long field goals of 42, 49 and 54 yards in high school ... Set the Alabama record for high school freshman kickers making 11-of-14 attempts and had a long of 49 yards ... Hit on five-of-10 attempts as a sophomore with a long of 49 yards and made nine-of-16 attempts as a junior ... Was seven-of-10 on field goals as a senior at Brooks High ... Additional honors include being named to the Times Daily All-Millennium Team, The Birmingham News 4-A All-Decade Team and receiving the Bryant-Jordan Student Athlete Achievement Award for 1999 ... Is the son of Dan and Cathy Haynes ... Played for coach Bob Godsey at Brooks High ... Born:11/17/80.

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A veteran inside linebacker who has lettered for two seasons with the Tigers ... Became a starter during the 2002 season when injuries depleted the linebacker corps ... Spent the spring working with Robert Douglas at the “sam” linebacker slot ... Lettered in 2001 as a backup for Demorrio Shank ... 2002: Had his best season as a Tiger in 2002 ... Appeared in 12 games for Memphis and was the starter at inside linebacker in the final four contests of the year ... Finished the year as the team’s seventh leading tackler despite starting just four games ... Opened the season with a single tackle against Murray State and had one tackle in the Ole Miss contest ... Tallied four solo tackles in the Southern Mississippi game and added three hits in the win over Tulane ... Logged four tackles against UAB and had his first career pass interception which he returned for 10 yards ... Credited with five tackles and his first tackle for lost yardage of the season against Mississippi State ... Contributed seven tackles, one forced fumble and one pass break-up in the Cincinnati game and added four tackles in the Houston game which was his first career start ... Tallied a season and career high nine tackles against South Florida and picked up eight in the win over Army ... Closed the 2002 campaign with six tackles in the TCU contest ... Season line read 53 total tackles, one tackle for lost yardage, one pass interception and

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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) & South Florida (‘02) Most Tackles for Loss/Game: 1 vs E. Carolina (‘01) & Miss State (‘02) Most Pass Breakups/Game: 1 vs UT-Chattanooga (‘01) Most Pass Interceptions/Game: 1 vs UAB (‘02) Most Interception Return Yards/Game: 10 vs UAB (‘02)

G AME-B Y-G AME R EVIEW Opponent Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Miss State Cincinnati Houston South Florida Army TCU Miss State UT-Chattanooga Sou. Florida Louisville Sou. Miss Houston East Carolina UAB Tennessee Army Cincinnati

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FR PB Int/Yds 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 1/10 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 1 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0

Defense 8/31/02 9/7/02 9/14/02 9/21/02 9/28/02 10/8/02 10/19/02 10/26/02 11/2/02 11/9/02 11/23/02 11/30/02 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

WILL HYDEN

Inside Linebacker 6-1, 231 r-Senior, 1L Franklin HS Franklin, TN

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one forced fumble ... 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 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 AllState 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 lettered after playing in 10 games for the Tigers during the 2002 season ... Had seen action on the Tiger special teams for two seasons ... Received a Chris Faros Most Improved Player Award in the spring of 2003 ... 2002: Lettered while playing in 10 games during the 2002 season ... Worked as a linebacker and special teams member ... Logged his first tackle of the season in the Louisville game ... Had two tackles in the Tigers’ win over Army ... Closed out the campaign with one tackle against TCU in Ft. Worth ... For the season was credited with four tackles ... 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

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

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Was one of the most highly recruited players in Memphis in 2000 ... Sat out during the fall of 2002 to concentrate on academic work ... Worked as a cornerback during the spring of 2003 ... Will work with Cameron Essex at boundary corner ... 2002: Sat out the 2002 season while concentrating on his academic work ... Also missed the spring of 2002 while continuing to improve in the classroom ... 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 No. two 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

Lettered for the first time during the 2002 season ... Became the Tigers’ starting holder when a broken foot sidelined Scott Scherer ... Is expected to return to his position this fall ... Also worked as the Tiger kicker and punter in 2003 spring drills ... 2002: Played a vital role for the Tiger team in 2002 ... Earned his first varsity letter for the Tigers ... Was pressed into service as the special team’s holder when Scott Scherer suffered a broken foot in practice ... Was the starting holder for the final seven games of the season ... Had 28 holds on the PAT and/or field goal units and was near perfect ... Was able to gather in two errant snaps and get the ball down for the kick ... 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 ...

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Holder/Kicker 6-0, 175 r-Junior, 1L Mayfield HS Mayfield, KY

RYAN IVEY

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 six-of-nine field goals and 41-of-42 PATs as a senior ... Made 163-of-180 career PATs and 20-of30 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 ... Is the son of Phillip and Pauline Ivey ... Played for coach Joe Morris ... Born: 9/18/80.

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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 28yard 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 AllRegion 5-4A selection in football in 1997 and 1998 ... Was named to the 1998 All-Midstate team and was selected to play in the 1998 TennesseeKentucky All-Star 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 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 ... Is the son of Billy and Brenda Hyden ... Played for coach Alvin Palmer at FHS ... Born: 5/15/81.

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One of the nation’s top junior college receivers in 2002 ... Came to the Tigers in January of 2003 and participated in spring drills ... Had five receptions for 66 yards in spring scrimmages ... Averaged 13.2 yards per catch in scrimmage situations ... Enters fall camp as the starter at the “Y” receiver slot ... JC: Lettered for two years at wide receiver at Northeast Mississippi CC ... Helped lead his team to the Division championship in 2002 ... Was named to the 2002 Mississippi North All-State team ... Played in the Mississippi Junior College All-Star game and was voted the game’s overall Most Valuable Player ... Had 21 pass receptions for 511 yards and five touchdowns in 2002 ... Averaged 45.7 yards per game receiving ... Totaled over 1,000 yards receiving with 11 touchdowns during his two years at NEMCC ... Played for coach Bobby Hall at NE Mississippi CC... Prep: Played prep football at Kossuth High School in Corinth, MS ... Lettered for two years at wide receiver ... Was an all-district selection in football and basketball ... Gained over 1,500 yards rushing and receiving during prep career ... Set the school record with a 99-yard touchdown reception and the most punt returns in a game with six ... Also earned letters in basketball and track ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Played for coach Charlie Dampeer ... Born: 1/11/82.

Receiver 6-1, 195 Junior, TR Northeast Miss CC Corinth, MS

T REVECO L UCAS

Defensive End 6-1, 255 r-Senior, 2L Westside HS Memphis, TN

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Offensive Tackle 6-3, 290 r-Junior, 2L Pattonville HS St. Louis, MO

JASON JOHNSON

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 ... Played for coach Don Greco at Pattonville High ... Is the son of Charles and Jeannine Johnson... Born: 9/ 13/81.

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Tackles G/S 2001 11/2 2002 12/7 Totals 23/9

UT 31 23 54

LUCAS’ STATISTICS AT Tot. FR Int 16 47 0 0 20 43 0 0 36 90 0 0

TFL 7-21 5-12 12-33

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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 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.

LUCAS’ CAREER HIGHS

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) & Murray State, Miss State & Houston (‘02) Most Tackles for Loss/Game: 2 vs Houston & East Carolina (‘01) Most Quarterback Sacks/Game: 1 vs eight opponents Most Pass Breakups/Game: 1 vs Miss State & UAB (‘01) & Ole Miss (‘02)

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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... 2002: Was the Tiger starter for seven games at defensive end in 2002 ... Was the team’s eighth-leading tackler in ‘02 with 42 total hits ... Opened the season with five tackles in the Memphis win over Murray State ... Was credited with two tackles, a pass break-up and a quarterback hurry in the Ole Miss contest ... Had four tackles against Southern Miss and followed that up with four tackles, one tackle for lost yardage and one quarterback sack in the victory over Tulane ... Registered four solo tackles and a quarterback sack in the ESPN televised game with Louisville ... Logged four stops in the Mississippi State and Cincinnati games before having a season high six total tackles and a quarterback sack in the Houston contest ... Finished the season with 43 tackles including 23 solos, five tackles for a lost 12 yards, four quarterback sacks for a loss of 11 yards, two quarterback hurries and one pass break-up ... 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

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Defense 8/31/02 9/7/02 9/14/02 9/21/02 9/28/02 10/8/02 10/19/02 10/26/02 11/2/02 11/9/02 11/23/02 11/30/02 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

Opponent Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Miss State Cincinnati Houston South Florida Army TCU Miss State UT-Chattanooga South Florida Louisville Southern Miss Houston East Carolina UAB Tennessee Army Cincinnati

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

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

TT 5 2 4 4 3 4 4 4 6 3 3 1 4 3 1 2 4 4 6 5 4 6 3

TFLs 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/5 0/0 1/1 1/1 0/0 1/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/1 2/7 2/6 1/2 0/0 0/0 1/5

QB 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/5 0/0 1/1 0/0 0/0 1/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/1 1/6 1/5 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/5

FR PB Int/Yds 0 0 0/0 0 1 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0


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DAVID MCNAIR

Defensive End 6-3, 235 r-Junior, 1L Hargrave Military Dunn, NC

Tackles 2002

G/S 3/0

McNAIR’S STATISTICS UT AT Tot. FR Int TFL 2 0 2 0 0 0-0

Sack 0-0

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Received his first letter as a Tiger while working as a defensive end in 2002 ... Was moved from defensive line to tight end in the fall of 2001 but went back to defense in the spring of 2002 ... Appeared in three games for Memphis in 2002 ... 2002: Lettered while playing in three games for the Tigers in 2002 ... Appeared in the Murray State game where he registered two tackles ... The appearance against Murray State marked his first collegiate action and his two tackles were the first of his career at Memphis ... Also logged game time in the Tigers’ win over Tulane and in the victory of Army ... Worked as a defensive end for Memphis playing behind Mowbray Rowand and LaVale Washington ... Finished the season with two tackles ... Worked at defensive end with Treveco Lucas and Shakorr Bryant 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 ... 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.

A redshirt freshman who spent the fall of 2002 working as an offensive guard but was moved to center in the spring of 2003 ... Worked as the backup for starter Gene Frederic in the spring of ‘03 and enters fall camp as the number two center for the Tigers ... 2002: The youngest of the Tiger offensive linemen in 2002 ... Was redshirted while he learned the Memphis offensive system ... Was just 17 years old upon his arrival on campus ... Worked as a back-up offensive tackle behind starter Wade Smith and backup Jeremy Rone ... Prep: Was a three year football letterman for John Muier High School ... Played both offensive and defensive line ... Was a second team All-Pacific League selection at offensive guard for the 2001 season ... Helped his team to the 1999 and 2000 league championships ... John Muier High posted a 6-3-1 record in 2001 ... Has also lettered in track ... Threw the shot put for Muier High ... Is relative of Seattle Supersonics Slick Watts and Patrick Lucas of the Seattle Seahawks ... Was an honor student who graduated before his 17th birthday ... Received three Academic

Excellence Awards ... Was the recipient of The Golden State Award for Academics ... Received the Presidential Education Award ... Is the son of Patrick and Wanda Lucas ... Played for coach Ron Mims at John Muier ... Born: 1/26/85.

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Center 6-2,290 r-Freshman, SQ John Muier HS Alpadena, CA

BRUCE MCCALEB

Came to the University of Memphis as a junior college transfer in January of 2003 ... Spent the spring of 2003 working as an offensive lineman and will be listed as a guard in the fall ... Enters the fall of 2003 as the starter at right guard ... JC: Was a starting guard for Northeast Mississippi Community College in the fall of 2002 ... Helped lead his team to a 7-2 record in ‘02 and the Northern Division Championship of the Mississippi Junior College system ... Was named to the Mississippi Junior College All-State team in 2002 ... Also lettered for NEMCC during the 2001 season ... Was named to the Dean’s List at Northeast Mississippi CC ... Prep: Played prep football at Muscle Shoals High School in Alabama where he worked as an offensive tackle ... Lettered for three seasons in football and three years in baseball ... Helped his team to a 7-3 record in 2000 ... Was named to the Times Daily All-Area team as a senior, as well as the All-Region 16 Team ... Was tabbed as honorable mention all-state in 2000 ... Born: 3/10/83.

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Offensive Guard 6-4, 300 Junior, TR NE Miss CC Muscle Shoals, AL

J ASON M ATTHEWS

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McNAIR’S CAREER HIGHS

Most Tackles/Game: 2 vs Murray State (‘02) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 1 vs Murray State (‘02) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 1 vs Murray State (‘02)


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MEANS’ STATISTICS AT Tot. FR Int TFL 24 51 0 1 4-21 redshirted during 2002

Sack 1-5

Tackles G/S 2001 11/7 2002

MEANS’ CAREER HIGHS

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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Returns to competition after sitting out the 2002 season to concentrate on his academic progress ... Was redshirted in 2002 and has two seasons remaining with the Tigers ... Transferred to the University of Memphis from Alabama in January of 2001 ... Was a part-time starter at defensive tackle in 2001 ... 2002: Sat out the 2002 season while redshirting ... Spent the fall concentrating on his academic work to regain his eligibility for the 2003 season ... Did not attend practices with the Tiger team in the fall of 2002 ... 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 week in November and saw limited duty against Tennessee ... Despite not being fully recovered 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 ... 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 AllAmerica Team ... Was named to the 1999 Tom Lemming All-America 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

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Defensive Tackle 6-4, 355 r-Junior, 1L Trezevant HS/ Univ. of Alabama Memphis, TN

ALBERT MEANS

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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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

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

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

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

TT 3 4 3 2 5 5 6 4 4 9 6

TFLs 1/5 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/4 1/4 0/0 0/0 0/0 2/12

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

FR PB Int/Yds 0 1 0/0 0 0 1/4 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0


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MOTT'S STATISTICS AT Tot. FR Int TFL 0 3 0 0 0-0

LIONEL PIEH

UT 3

Tackles G/S 2002 12/0

Lettered as a true freshman while playing outside linebacker and working with the Tiger special teams ... Appeared in all 12 games of the 2002 season ... Moved to strong safety in the spring of 2003 ... Will work with Olen Whitely and Sam Brewer at strong safety in the fall of 2003 ... 2002: Lettered as a true freshman while playing in all 12 games ... Worked as an outside linebacker with Derrick Ballard and Tim Goodwell ... Also served as a special teams member and saw most of his playing time on the coverage teams ... Was credited with one tackle in the win over Murray State ... Logged two tackles in the Louisville game on ESPN ... Finished the 2002 season with three tackles ... Prep: Was a three year football letter winner at Apopka High ... Helped Apopka to a 14-1 record and the Class 6-A state championship in 2001 ... Credited with 147 tackles, one pass interception, four quarterback sacks and one fumble recovery during the 2001 season ... Was an honorable mention 6-A All-State selection by the Orlando Sentinel ... Was a 6A All-Metro selection as a linebacker in 2001 ... Was named to the 6A All-Central Florida team in 2001 ... Was a 6A All-County pick for the 2001 season ... Was credited with 311 tackles during his career at Apopka ... Served as a team captain for 2001 ... Also lettered for two years in weightlifting and one year in track ... Was a state of Florida qualifier in team weightlifting ... Is the son of Cato and Marylon Mott ... Born: 12/13/83.

Defensive Back 5-10, 200 Sophomore, 1L Apopka HS Orlando, FL

C ATO M OTT

the guidelines of NCAA transfer rules and has two years of eligibility remaining ... Spent the spring of 2003 working with DeAngelo Williams at tailback ... Despite an ankle injury, had 20 carries for 71 yards and one touchdown during spring scrimmages ... 2002: Sat out of game action during the 2002 season under the guidelines of the NCAA transfer rule ... Spent his time working with the scout team offense ... Played against the number one defense during the fall ... Came 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 Roth at Rummel High ... Is the son of Stanley and Pamela Parquet ... Born: 1/5/82.

MOTT'S CAREER HIGHS

Defensive Back 5-10, 175 Junior, 2L Cordova HS Cordova, TN

Came to the Tigers in the spring of 2002 as a transfer from LSU and participated in spring drills with Memphis ... Sat out the 2002 season under

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Tailback 6-0, 220 r-Junior, TR Archbishop Rummel HS/LSU Metairie, LA

DERR ON PAR QUET ERRON ARQ

Most Tackles/Game: 2 vs Louisville (‘02) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 1 vs Murray State & Louisville (‘02) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 1 vs Louisville (‘02)

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A two-year letterman who has played in 22-of-23 games during his career ... Has worked as a defensive back and special teams member since his arrival ... Worked as a corner back during the spring of 2003 and is listed as the back-up at corner for Tristan Thomas ... 2002: Played in 11 games for Memphis in the fall of ‘02 ... Registered two tackles in the season-opening win over Murray State ... Was credited with two tackles against Southern Mississippi and had one stop in the Tulane game ... Logged two tackles on

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TFL 0-0 0-0 0-0

PIEH’S STATISTICS AT Tot. FR Int 3 6 0 0 2 7 0 0 5 13 0 0

UT 3 5 8

Tackles G/S 2001 11/0 2002 11/0 Totals 22/0

nationally televised ESPN game against Louisville ... Finished the season with seven tackles including five solo hits ...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 CoOffensive 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.

The Players

PIEH’S CAREER HIGHS

Most Tackles/Game: 3 vs Tennessee (‘01) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 2 vs Murray State (‘02) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 2 vs Tennessee (‘01)

against Tulane and had an eight-yard reception in the Mississippi State contest ... Grabbed a four yard pass against Cincinnati ... Finished the 2002 season with four receptions for 22 yards ... Spent the fall of 2001 concentrating on academics ... Worked with Mike Stark in the Tiger weightroom 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 No. 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 27of-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 ShelbyMetro 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. LG 10

PRICE’S STATISTICS No Yds Avg Tds 4 22 5.5 0

PRICE’S CAREER HIGHS Most Pass Receptions/Game: 1 vs four opponents (‘02) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 10 vs Murray State (‘02) Longest Pass Reception: 10 vs Murray State (‘02)

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A returning letterman receiver who enters fall camp as one of the “H” receivers ... Appeared in 10 games during the 2002 season ... Will work with Maurice Avery at the “H ” slot ... Had five pass receptions for 31 yards in the spring scrimmages ... 2002: Lettered during the 2002 season while playing in 10 games for the Tigers ... Worked as a receiver behind starter Darron White ... Opened the season with his first collegiate reception in the Murray State contest ... Gained 10 yards on his first catch ... Tallied one catch

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Wide Receiver 6-0, 182 Junior, 1L East HS Memphis, TN

LADARIUS PRICE

Receiving G 2002 10/0

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G AME -B Y -G AME R EVIEW Receiving Year 8/31/02 9/14/02 9/21/02 9/28/02 10/8/02 10/19/02 10/26/02 11/2/02 11/9/02 11/23/02 11/30/02

Opponent Murray State Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Mississippi State Cincinnati Houston South Florida Army TCU

Recpt 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0

Yds 10 0 0 0 0 8 4 0 0 0 0

Avg 10.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.0 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Tds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LG 10 0 0 0 0 8 4 0 0 0 0


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Earned his first varsity letter while playing in seven games for the Tigers in 2002 ... Worked as an offensive tackle with Wade Smith but has also played offensive guard ... Enters fall camp as the starter at left tackle ... Began his career as a defensive end but was moved in the spring of 2002 from defensive end to offensive tackle ... Should provide depth at tackle this fall while he learns the Tiger offensive system ... Is working behind two seniors ... 2002: Was moved from defensive line to the offensive line in 2002 ... Lettered while playing in seven games for the Tigers last season ... Had a season high 12 snaps in the Murray State and South Florida contests ... Graded well in the South Florida game ... Had 10 snaps in the victory over Army and contributed eight snaps in the Tulane win ... Played behind Wade Smith at left tackle during the fall of 2002 ... Spent the spring of 2002 working with Doug Whittaker and Donald Marshall at offensive tackle ... 2001: Saw his first action of his career and of the 2001 season in the Army game ... Was credited with one tackle in Memphis’ 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 ... 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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A junior college transfer who arrived in Memphis in January of 2003 and participated in spring drills with the team ... Battled with Danny Wimprine for time at the quarterback position ... Gives the Tigers another veteran quarterback for the fall of 2003 ... Completed 39-of-63 pass attempts for 384 yards and six touchdowns in spring scrimmages ... JC: Lettered for two years at quarterback for the Northwest Mississippi CC Rangers ... Was named to the 2002 NJCAA and Gridwire Junior College All-America Teams ... Was selected to the 2002 Mississippi North All-State team ... Selected to play in the 2002 Mississippi Junior College All-Star game ... Led his North team to a 31-24 victory and received the Hubert Tucker Award as the MVP of the North All-Star team ... Threw two touchdown passes and ran for another in the all-star game ... Completed the 2002 regular season ranked 10th in the nation in passing and in total offense ... Completed 118-of-245 pass attempts for 1,737 yards and 23 touchdowns ... Averaged 192.4 yards per game in total offense ... Was named the NJCAA Region XXIII Player of the Year Award ... Was named first-team MACJC All-State in 2002 ... Top performance of 2002 came against East Mississippi CC when he completed 24-of-40 pass attempts for 408 yards and six touchdowns ... Completed 154-of-311 pass attempts for 2,285 yards and 20 touchdowns as a freshman ... Ranked 4th in the nation in passing and 2nd in total offense in 2001 ... Averaged 253.8 yards passing per game and 151.1 yards per game in total offense ... Best game in 2001 was against East Mississippi CC when he hit on 23-of-48 attempts for 401 yards and four touchdowns ... Ranked as the nation’s number one junior college quarterback prospect by JCFootball.com ... Max Emfinger’s Blue Chip Magazine has Robison tied as number one junior college quarterback in nation for 2003 ... Is rated as number one junior college quarterback in southeast by Insiders.com ... SuperPrep Juco rates him as the number 15 prospect in the nation overall ... Prep: Prepped at Ft. Walton Beach High School where he threw for over 1,100 yards as a senior ... Lettered in football and soccer at FWBHS ... Coach Joey Rankin at Ft. Walton Beach High ... Is the son of Tom and Teresa Robison ... Born: 9/22/81.

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Offensive Tackle 6-3, 270 r-Junior, 1L Liberty Eylau HS Texarkana, TX

Quarterback 6-4, 210 Junior, TR NW Miss CC Ft. Walton Beach, FL

JEREMY RONE

B OBBY R OBISON

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Defensive Tackle 6-3, 295 Senior, 3L Franklin Cty HS Winchester, TN

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One of the more impressive defensive backs in spring drills ... Worked at free safety with Scott Vogel and O.C. Collins and proved to Tiger coaches that he is ready for playing time ... Led the defensive unit in pass interceptions in spring drills with four ... Had two interceptions in the first scrimmage of the spring and returned one for 40 yards and the second for 75 yards and a score ... Had an 88-yard fumble return for a score in the third scrimmage ... Enters fall camp as the number two free safety ... 2002: Worked as a free safety during fall practice ... Did not participate in a game but was a vital member of the defensive scout team ... Spent his fall learning the Tiger defensive system ... Worked behind O.C. Collins and Elijah Bell at free safety ... Prep: Lettered in football and basketball at Lafayette County High School ... Listed as one of the Top 100 Prospects in Mississippi in 2001 by the Jackson Clarion Ledger ... Was named to the 2001 Mississippi AllState team ... Was a three time All-District 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 pass interceptions and four fumble recoveries ... Scored four times in 2001 ... Led Lafayette County in tackles as a junior and senior ... Registered 20 career interceptions including 11 as a sophomore, six as a junior and three during the 2001 season ... Was a second team all-state selection as a junior ... Named to the N. Mississippi Elite 11 Team in 2001 ... Has been nominated to play in the Miss./Ala. All-Star game and the North/South All-Star game ... Appointed to the U.S. Football Exhibition Team that will tour Australia this summer ... Career totals are 295 tackles, 25 pass interceptions and ten touchdowns ... Holds the school record for interceptions in a game with four ... Was a three year basketball letterman ... Also lettered in track ... Was a N. Miss qualifier for the state championships in the long jump and triple jump ... Is the son of Jimmy and Janice Smith ... Played for coach Scott Samsuel at Lafayette County High ... Born: 9/29/83.

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Defensive Back 6-3, 190 Sophomore, SQ Lafayette Cty HS Oxford, MS

ERIC TAYL OR YLOR

W ESLEY SMITH

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A returning starter in the defensive line who has lettered for three consecutive seasons for the Tigers ... Will help anchor the Tiger’s defensive line this fall ... Received one of the Glenn Jones 12th Man Awards for the 2002 season ... Enters fall camp as the starter at defensive end but could return to a tackle slot ... Opened the 2001 season as the Memphis starter at defensive tackle and finished the season as one of the team’s top tacklers ... 2002: Lettered for the third consecutive season at defensive tackle ... Played in 11 games despite suffering a compound fracture of a finger in the UAB game ... Opened the season with three tackles, one tackle for lost yardage, one forced fumble and one pass break-up in the win over Murray State ... Logged three hits in the Ole Miss game and contributed five solo stops in the Southern Mississippi contest ... Registered four tackles in Memphis’s win over Tulane and tallied a season high eight tackles against Cincinnati ... Finished the 2002 season with 30 tackles, three tackles for lost yardage, one quarterback sack and one forced fumble ... Was the starter in five games of the 2002 season ... 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 for defense in the spring of 2001 ... 2000:

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0/0 1/3 1/1 1/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/2 0/0 2/5 0/0 0/0 1/5 0/0

0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

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Int/Yds 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0-0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

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

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

QB 0/0 0/0 1/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

TFLs 1/3 0/0 1/2 1/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/1 0/0

TT 3 3 5 4 0 1 8 2 3 1 0 3 0 0 2 3 3

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

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

Opponent Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Mississippi State Cincinnati Houston South Florida Army TCU Miss State UT-Chattanooga South Florida Louisville Southern Miss Houston

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Was redshirted during the 2001 season ...Had ACL surgery in December of 2002 and was held out of spring practice while rehabbing his knee ... Spent the spring in the weight room gaining strength in his knee ... Is expected to be ready for action in fall camp ... Enters fall camp as a nickle back and will work behind Derrick Ballard and Coot Terry ... 2002: Lettered for the first time during the 2002 season while appearing in eight games ... Suffered a torn ACL in his knee but was able to complete the season ... Opened the season with four tackles in the win over Murray State ... Was also credited with three tackles in the Ole Miss game ... Logged four tackles in the Southern Miss contest ... Registered a season and career high eight tackles in the Tulane game ... Finished the 2002 season with 25 tackles, including 12 solos... 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 ... 2001: Spent the fall working with the Memphis defensive scout team while learning the Tigers’ scheme ... Practiced against the Tigers’ 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 ... Son of William and Janice Taylor ... Born: 5/11/83.

Defense 8/31/02 9/7/02 9/14/02 9/21/02 9/28/02 10/19/02 10/26/02 11/2/02 11/9/02 11/23/02 11/30/02 9/3/01 9/8/01 9/22/01 9/29/01 10/6/01 10/13/01

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Outside Linebacker 6-2, 215 r-Sophomore, 1L Trezevant HS Memphis, TN

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Most tackles/Game: 8 vs Cincinnati (‘02) Most solo tackles/Game: 5 vs Tennessee (‘01) & Southern Miss (‘02) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 4 vs Cincinnati (‘02) Most tackles for loss/Game: 1 vs seven opponents Most Pass Break-ups/Game: 1 vs Murray State & Ole Miss (‘02)

TAYLOR'S CAREER STATISTICS

East Carolina UAB Tennessee Army Cincinnati UL-Monroe Arkansas.State Army Southern Miss East Carolina UAB Houston Tennessee Cincinnati Tulane

SHELDON T AYL OR YLOR

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Int Loss Sack 0 3-10 0-0 0 4-7 1-1 0 3-6 1-2 0 10-23 2-3

FR 0 0 0 0

Tot. 7 32 30 69

AT 3 9 15 27

TAYLOR' STATISTICS

UT 4 23 15 42

Defense G/S 2000 6/0 2001 11/6 2002 12/5 Totals 29/11

10/20/01 10/27/01 11/10/01 11/17/01 11/24/01 9/9/00 9/16/00 9/23/00 9/30/00 10/7/00 10/14/00 10/21/00 11/4/00 11/11/00 11/18/00

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Lettered as a true freshman ... Appeared in six games for Memphis working as a defensive tackle ... Logged his first career tackle 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 All-Freshman Team ... Prep: Played linebacker and tight end at Franklin County High in Winchester (TN) ... Was an all-region 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.

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FR 0

Int 0

Loss Sack 0-0 0-0

Tot. 25

AT 13

UT 12

Defense G/S 2002 8/0

TAYLOR'S STATISTICS

The Players

TAYLOR'S CAREER STATISTICS

Most tackles/Game: 8 vs Tulane (‘02) Most solo tackles/Game: 6 vs Tulane (‘02) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 4 vs Murray State (‘02)

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PB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

QB 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

TFLs 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

TT 4 3 4 8 0 2 2 1 1

AT 4 1 3 2 0 1 1 0 1

UT 0 2 1 6 0 1 1 1 0

Opponent Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane Cincinnati Houston South Florida Army TCU

Defense 8/31/02 9/7/02 9/14/02 9/21/02 10/26/02 11/2/02 11/9/02 11/23/02 11/30/02

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A three year letterman who has become the vocal leader of the defensive unit ... Worked as a nickle back in the spring of 2003 in the Tigers’ new defensive scheme... Will work with Derrick Ballard this fall ... Was one of the leading tacklers in 2002 despite missing several games due to injury ... 2002: One of the leaders of the 2002 defense who lettered for the third consecutive season at linebacker ... Played both inside and outside linebacker for Memphis in ‘02 ... Opened the season with nine tackles and a forced fumble in the Murray State game ... Logged six stops in the Ole Miss game and was credited with 12 tackles, one tackle for lost yardage and one forced fumble against Southern Mississippi ... Contributed four hits in the Tulane game and three against UAB ... Was the leading tackler in the nationally televised Louisville game when he had 12 tackles and one fumble recovery ... Followed up the Louisville game with a season high 14 tackles and a tackle for lost yardage in the Mississippi State contest ... Was already playing with a broken hand when he suffered a torn MCL and missed the remainder of the season ... Despite playing in just seven games, finished the season as the team’s sixth leading tackler ... Was credited with 60 tackles, two tackles for lost yardage, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery ... 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

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Nickle Back 6-0, 223 r-Senior, 3L Manchester HS Manchester, GA

“COO T” TERR Y OOT ERRY

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 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 C-USA 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 ... 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 All-State 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 ...

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TRIST AN THOMAS RISTAN

Defensive Back 6-1, 185 Junior, 2L Marietta HS Marietta, GA

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FR 0 0 1 1

Tot 58 48 60 166

AT 25 20 20 65

UT 33 28 40 101

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TFLs 0/0 0/0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/1 0/0 2/2 1/5 0/0 1/7 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2/12 2/8 1/11 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2/10 1/6 0/0

TT 9 6 12 4 3 12 14 5 9 10 4 7 2 5 0 2 0 4 6 8 8 0 7 8 1 6 4 3

AT 4 1 4 1 0 6 4 2 4 2 2 4 1 2 0 1 0 2 2 3 4 0 4 5 1 2 1 2

UT 5 5 8 3 3 6 10 3 5 8 2 3 1 3 0 1 0 2 4 5 4 0 3 3 0 4 3 1

Opponent Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Mississippi State Mississippi State UT-Chattanooga South Florida Louisville Southern Miss Houston East Carolina UAB Tennessee Army Cincinnati Miss State UL-Monroe Arkansas State Army Southern Miss East Carolina UAB Houston Tennessee Cincinnati

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Lettered for the second consecutive season while playing in all 12 games of the 2002 season ... Was a starter in the Southern Mississippi game ... Enters fall camp as the starter at field corner ... Appeared in all 11 games as a true freshman ... 2002: Started just one game for the Tigers in ‘02 but played in all 12 contests in earning his second varsity letter ... Opened the campaign with two tackles and a pass interception against Murray State ... Had two tackles in the Ole Miss game before becoming the starter against Southern Mississippi ... Was credited with eight tackles against the Golden Eagles ... Had two stops in the South Florida contest and finished the season with a fumble recovery against TCU ... For the 2002 campaign was credited with 15 tackles, one fumble recovery, one pass interception and one pass break up ... Suffered a shoulder injury in the spring of 2002 ... Had surgery on his left shoulder and missed the final 10 days of spring ... Should be ready for fall camp in August ... 2001: Worked at corner and as a member of the special teams ... Had his first career tackle in the Tigers’ game with Mississippi State ... Logged two tackles in the win over UT-Chattanooga ... Also logged one tackle in the win over Southern Mississippi ... Credited with a season-high five stops in the road win over Houston, including three solo tackles ... Registered two tackles in the East Carolina, UAB and Tennessee games ... Finished the 2001 season with 20 total tackles, including 13 solo stops... Prep: Lettered as strong safety at Marietta High School ... Was credited with 67 solo tackles, 23 assisted stops, two quarterback sacks, two tackles for lost yardage and two pass interceptions during the 2000 season ... Was an all-county and second team all-state selection in football in 2000 ... Also lettered as a member of the Marietta basketball and track team ... Ran a leg on the 4 X 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

G AME-B Y -G AME R EVIEW Defense 8/31/02 9/7/02 9/14/02 9/21/02 9/28/02 10/8/02 10/19/02 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 9/2/00 9/9/00 9/16/00 9/23/00 9/30/00 10/7/00 10/14/00 10/21/00 11/4/00 11/11/00

TERRY'S CAREER STATISTICS

Most tackles/Game: 14 vs Mississippi State (‘02) Most solo tackles/Game: 10 vs Mississippi State (‘02) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 6 vs Louisville (‘02) Most tackles for loss/Game: 2 vs four opponents Most Quarterback Sacks/Game: 1 vs six opponents Most Pass Interceptions/Game: 1 vs UL-Monroe (‘00) Most Safeties/Game: 1 vs UT-Chattanooga (‘01)

Defense G/S 2000 9/6 2001 11/5 2002 7/7 Totals 27/18

TERRY'S STATISTICS

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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Loss Sack 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Int 0 1 1

FR 0 1 1

Tot 20 15 35

AT 7 8 15

THOMAS’ STATISTICS

UT 13 7 20

G/S 10/0 12/1 22/1

Defense 2001 2002 Totals

the 80 meter low hurdles with a time of 15.61... Was 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.

THOMAS’ CAREER STATISTICS

Most tackles/Game: 8 vs Southern Miss (‘02) Most solo tackles/Game: 3 vs Houston (‘01) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 6 vs Southern Miss (‘02) Most Pass Interceptions/Game: 1 vs Murray State (‘02) Most Fumble Recoveries/Game: 1 vs TCU (‘02) Most Pass Break-ups/Game: 1 vs Murray State (‘02)

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FR PB Int/Yds 0 1 1/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 1 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0

QB 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

TFLs 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

TT 2 2 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 2 5 3 1 2 2

AT 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 2 0

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

Opponent Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Miss State Cincinnati Houston South Florida Army TCU Miss State UT-Chattanooga South Florida Louisville Southern Miss Houston East Carolina UAB Tennessee Army

Defense 8/31/02 9/7/02 9/14/02 9/21/02 9/28/02 10/8/02 10/19/02 10/26/02 11/2/02 11/9/02 11/23/02 11/30/02 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

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A returning veteran who has lettered for two years and been a starter for one year ... Started the 2002 season at safety and enters fall camp as the starter at the free safety position ... Lettered as a true freshman who appeared in all 11 games during the 2001 season ... Worked as rover and as a member of the special teams ...2002: Started for the Tigers at strong safety in 10

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Defensive Back 6-1, 198 Junior, 2L Memphis University School Memphis, TN

SCO TT VOGEL COTT

games during the ‘02 season ... Finished the season as the team’s fifth leading tackler ... Opened the campaign with six tackles and a pass break up in the win over Murray State ... Posted eight tackles against Ole Miss and had a season high 11 stops in the contest with Southern Mississippi ... Tallied six hits in the Tulane game and logged eight tackles against Mississippi State ... Was credited with 10 solo tackles in the Cincinnati game ... Registered four tackles, one tackle for lost yardage and his first interception of the season in the Houston game ... Had six hits and a tackle for lost yardage against South Florida and came back with three tackles and his second interception in the win over Army ... Ended the season with seven tackles and one tackle for lost yardage in the TCU contest ... Finished the 2002 season with 71 tackles, including 48 solo stops, three tackles for lost yardage, two pass interceptions and four pass break ups ...... 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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Defense 2001 2002 Totals

G/S 11/0 12/9 23/9

VOGEL’S STATISTICS

UT 13 48 61

AT 7 23 30

Tot 20 71 91

FR 0 0 0

Int Loss Sack 1 1-4 0-0 2 3-8 0-0 3 4-12 0-0


Defense G/S 2002 11/0

Loss Sack 0-0 0-0

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Defense 9/7/02 9/14/02 9/21/02 9/28/02 10/8/02 10/26/02 11/9/02 11/23/02 11/30/02

Opponent Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Cincinnati South Florida Army TCU

UT 1 2 2 0 1 2 2 1 1

AT 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 1

TT 1 2 2 1 1 3 4 2 2

TFLs 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/2

QB 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

FR PB Int/Yds 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0-0

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VON WEBB

Wide Receiver 6-0, 184 r-Junior, 1L Athens HS Athens, AL

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Lettered as a true freshman in 2002 while playing in 11 games for the Tigers ... Worked as both a defensive end and tackle in 2002 ... Enters fall camp listed as the number two defensive tackle behind Kenyun Glover ... 2002: Lettered as a true freshman after appearing in 11 of the Tigers’ 12 games in 2002 ... Worked as a defensive end behind Mowbray Rowand ... Logged his first career tackle in the Ole Miss game ... Upped his total to two tackles in each of the Southern Mississippi and Tulane games ... Was credited with single tackles in the UAB and Louisville contests before registering three tackles against Cincinnati ... Had a season and career-high four tackles against South Florida ... Had two tackles in the Tigers’ win over Army and ended the season with three tackles and his first tackle for lost yardage against TCU ... Finished the season with 18 tackles, including 12 solos and one tackle for lost yardage ... Prep: Was a high school teammate of Tiger

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Defensive End 6-1, 255 Sophomore, 1L St. Augustine HS New Orleans, LA

LAV ALE W ASHINGT ON ASHINGTON

Int 0

FR PB Int/Yds 0 1 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 1/0 0 0 0/0 0 1 1/0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0

FR 0

QB 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

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

TT 6 8 11 6 1 1 8 10 4 6 3 7 9 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 2

AT 3 3 7 2 1 0 3 0 1 1 1 1 3 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1

UT 3 5 4 4 0 1 5 10 3 5 2 6 6 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1

Tot 18

Most tackles/Game: 4 vs South Florida (‘02) Most solo tackles/Game: 2 vs four times Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 2 vs South Florida (‘02)

Opponent Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Miss State Cincinnati Houston South Florida Army TCU Mississippi State UT-Chattanooga South Florida Louisville Southern Miss Houston East Carolina UAB Tennessee Army Cincinnati

AT 6

Defense 8/31/02 9/7/02 9/14/02 9/21/02 9/28/02 10/8/02 10/19/02 10/26/02 11/2/02 11/9/02 11/23/02 11/30/02 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

UT 12

WASHINGTON’S CAREER STATISTICS

G AME -B Y -G AME R EVIEW

WASHINGTON’S STATISTICS

signee John Doucette ... Played both offensive and defensive line at St. Augustine High ... Also lettered in track in the throwing events.

VOGEL’S CAREER STATISTICS

Most tackles/Game: 11 vs Southern Miss (‘02) Most solo tackles/Game: 10 vs Cincinnati (‘02) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 7 vs Southern Miss (‘02) Most Interceptions/Game: 1 vs Mississippi State (‘01) & Houston, Army (‘02) Most Tackles for Loss/Game: 1 vs Mississippi State (‘01) & Houston, South Florida, TCU (‘02)

The Players

Another of the Tigers’ veteran wide receivers who lettered during the 2002 football season ... Saw his first collegiate action in 2002 ... Appeared in all 12 games ... Enters fall camp as the number two “Z” receiver behind Darren Garcia ... 2002: Made great strides in returning from a knee injury and working himself into the regular rotation among the receivers ... Earned his first varsity letter after appearing in all 12 games of the season ... Worked on the special teams but did not have a pass reception until the UAB game in Birmingham, Ala. ... Caught his first two career passes against the Blazers with a long reception of 39 yards ... Had one pass reception for nine yards in the televised game with Louisville ... Grabbed a six-yard pass against Mississippi State ... Had a 44-yard pass reception in the Houston game ... Had a career-high four catches in the South Florida contest ... Caught a career long 50-yard pass in the Army contest ... Finished the 2002 season with 10 receptions for 166 yards ... Averaged 16.6 yards per reception which led the team ... 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

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Yds 0 0 0 0 39 9 6 0 44 18 50 0

Avg 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 19.5 9.0 6.0 0.0 44.0 4.5 50.0 0.0

Tds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LG 0 0 0 0 39 9 6 0 44 7 50 0

Opponent Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Miss State Cincinnati Houston South Florida Army TCU

MAR CUS WEST ARCUS

Defensive End 6-4, 250 r-Sophomore, 1L Columbus HS Columbus, MS

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Lettered as a redshirt freshman after NCAA granted him a medical redshirt for an injury received during his freshman season ... Played in 10 of the team’s 12 games in 2002 ... Worked as a defensive end and special teams member ... Enters fall camp as the number two end behind Eric Taylor ... 2002: Lettered as a redshirt freshman after receiving a hardship from the NCAA in 2001 ... Injured his knee after two games in 2001 and was granted a hardship by the NCAA ... Appeared in 10 games for Memphis in ‘02 and worked as a defensive end and special teams member ... Had one tackle, a pass break up and a fumble recovery in the Murray State game ... Returned his fumble for 34-yards and a touchdown in the Tiger victory ... Was credited with two tackles in the Tulane contest ... Also logged tackles against Mississippi State ... Finished the season with four tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass break up ... Worked at defensive end with Mowbray Rowand ... Came back from a broken hip to participate in spring drills of 2002 ... 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

WEBB’ CAREER HIGHS Most Pass Receptions/Game: 4 vs South Florida (‘02) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 50 vs Army (‘02) Longest Pass Reception: 50 vs Army (‘02)

G AME -B Y-G AME R EVIEW Receiving Date 8/31/02 9/7/02 9/14/02 9/21/02 9/28/02 10/8/02 10/19/02 10/26 11/2/02 11/9/02 11/23/02 11/30/02

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LG 50

Tds 0

WEBB’ STATISTICS No Yds Avg 10 166 16.6

Receiving G 2002 12/2

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 ... 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 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 AllCounty 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 ... ... Is the son of Marva Webb ... Born: 11/11/81.

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Int 0

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Tot 4

AT 1

WEST’S STATISTICS

UT 3

Defense G/S 2002 10/0

June 16, 2001 ... Recruited by Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Southern Mississippi ... Played for coach Roy McCrory at Columbus High... Son of Vanessa Carter ... Born: 11/6/83.

The Players

WEST’S CAREER STATISTICS

Most tackles/Game: 2 vs Tulane (‘02) Most solo tackles/Game: 2 vs Tulane (‘02) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 1 vs Murray State (‘02) Most Fumble Recoveries/Game: 1 vs Murray State (‘02) Most Fumble Return Yards/Game: 34 vs Murray State (‘02) Most Fumble Returns for Touchdown/Game: 1 vs Murray State (‘02)

TFLs 0/0 0/0 0/0

QB 0/0 0/0 0/0

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TT 1 2 1

AT 1 0 0

UT 0 2 1

Opponent Murray State Tulane Miss State

Defense 8/31/02 9/21/02 10/19/02

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Became a Memphis starter at one of the receiver positions as a true freshman and has retained his spot for the past two seasons ... Lettered in 2002 as the “Y” receiver in the Tigers’ spread offense ... Served as the team’s punt returner in 2002 ... Was the squad’s third leading receiver in the spring of 2003 with 12 receptions for 181 yards and three touchdowns ... Averaged over 15 yards per catch in the spring scrimmages ... Enters fall camp working with newcomer Chris Kelley at the “Y” slot ... 2002: Lettered for the second consecutive season as a wide receiver and also handled the Tigers’ punt return duties ... Opened the 2002 season with eight receptions for 73 yards and one touchdown in the Tigers’ victory over Murray State ... Also returned three punts for 55 yards ... Caught three passes for 31 yards in the Ole Miss game and was held to 12 yards on four punt returns ... Had four punt returns for 33 yards against Southern Miss ... Grabbed four passes for 30 yards against UAB and had three catches for 39 yards and his second touchdown in the Louisville contest televised by ESPN... Had six punt returns for 88 yards in the Mississippi State contest including a season long 32 yard return ... Had four pass receptions for 64 yards in the South Florida contest, completed his only pass attempt for six yards and a touchdown and

Wide Receiver 6-0, 205 Junior, 2L Covington HS Covington, TN

DARR ON WHITE ARRON

returned two punts for 23 yards ... Finished the 2002 season with 40 pass receptions for 343 yards and two touchdowns ...Averaged 8.6 yards per reception in ‘02 ... Was third on the team in number of pass receptions with 40 ... Led the Tigers in punt returns with 36 for 301 yards ... Averaged 8.4 yards per punt return ... 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 recep- tions and yards in the Louisville game ... Scored his first collegiate touchdown against Louisville on a 17yard 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 state of 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 All-State 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 ... Averaged 12.7 yards per attempt which led the Shelby-Metro area ... Was ranked first in Shelby-Metro in allpurpose 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

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Louisville Southern Miss Houston East Carolina UAB Tennessee Army Cincinnati

6 4 3 1 3 2 2 7

75 49 9 -7 25 69 20 123

12.5 12.3 3.0 -7.0 8.3 34.5 10.0 17.6

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

18 16 10 0 19 49 11 69

Punt Returns 8/31/02 9/7/02 9/14/02 9/21/02 9/28/02 10/8/02 10/19/02 10/26 11/2/02 11/9/02 11/23/02 11/30/02

Opponent Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Mississippi State Cincinnati Houston South Florida Army TCU

No 3 4 4 0 3 3 6 1 4 2 4 2

Yds 55 12 33 0 13 19 81 3 15 23 30 17

Avg 18.3 3.0 8.3 0.0 4.3 6.0 13.5 3.0 3.8 10.3 7.5 8.5

Tds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LG 29 12 17 0 11 9 32 3 10 22 11 13

9/29/01 10/6/01 10/13/01 10/20/01 10/27/01 11/10/01 11/17/01 11/24/01

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

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Tds 3 2 5 Tds 0 0 0 Tds 0 0 0

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Tds 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Avg 9.1 10.3 7.0 3.0 7.5 13.0 3.6 16.0 4.6 16.0 4.8 4.3 9.3 10.0

Yds 73 31 14 3 30 39 11 32 14 64 19 13 39 20

Recpt 8 3 2 1 4 3 3 2 3 4 4 3 4 2

Opponent Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Miss State Cincinnati Houston South Florida Army TCU UT-Chattanooga South Florida

G AME -B Y -G AME R EVIEW Receiving Year 8/31/02 9/7/02 9/14/02 9/21/02 9/28/02 10/8/02 10/19/02 10/26 11/2/02 11/9/02 11/23/02 11/30/02 9/8/01 9/23/01

HIGHS

CAREER

Most Pass Receptions/Game: 8 vs Murray State (‘02) 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) Longest Kickoff Return/Game: 21 vs Louisville (‘01) Most Punt Returns/Game: 6 vs Mississippi State (‘02) Most Punt Return Yards/Game: 81 vs Mississippi State (‘02) Longest Punt Return/Game: 32 vs Mississippi State (‘02)

WHITE'S

O LEN W HITEL Y HITELY Defensive Back 6-0, 205 r-Freshman Lake Worth HS Boynton Beach, FL

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Avg 12.4 8.6 10.3 Avg 0.0 8.4 8.4 Avg 13.0 7.0 12.1

STATISTICS

Yds 422 343 765 Yds 0 301 301 Yds 78 7 85

No 34 40 74 No 0 36 36 No 6 1 7

WHITE’S

Receiving G 2001 11/3 2002 12/8 Totals 23/11 Punt Return G 2001 11/3 2002 12/8 Totals 23/11 Kick Return G 2001 11/3 2002 12/8 Totals 23/11

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A returning redshirt freshman in the defensive secondary who was very impressive in spring drills ... Will enter fall camp as the starter at strong safety ... 2002: Was one of several young defensive backs who were redshirted during the 2002 season ... Spent the fall working at field corner with Henry Washington and Anthony Harden ... Served as a member of the defensive scout team ... Practiced against the number one offense throughout the fall of 2002 ... Prep: Was a four-year letter winner at Lake Worth High School ... Played in just two games as a senior because of a broken leg ... Was named 1st team All-Conference as a defensive back despite missing most of the season with broken leg ... Served as team captain in 2001 ... Had 90 yards on 18 carries in the season opener against Olympic Heights ... Scored touchdown in 2000 season against Vero Beach High ... Played receiver as a sophomore and scored against Boca Raton High ... Has been timed at 4.35 in the forty yard dash ... Has run a 10.6 100 meters and twice qualified for the Florida state track meet ... Lettered as a tailback, receiver, cornerback and kick returner during his career ... Took first place award in state drama competition for his singing and has released his own Hip-Hop and R & B CD ... Was also recruited by Missouri.


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at 6.64 yards per rush ... Also worked as one of the Tigers’ kick returners ... Led the squad in kickoff return average with a mark of 23.3 yards per return ... Averaged over 23.0 yards per return in six of the 10 games he played ... Had a season high six returns for 152 yards against Cincinnati ... His six returns tied for the second highest single game total in Memphis history and his 152 yards tied for the fifth most in Memphis annals ... Was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team and The Sporting News Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... Ended the 2002 campaign as the team’s leading rusher with 684 yards on 103 carries ... Scored five rushing touchdowns during his freshman season ... Was ranked sixth in Conference USA in rushing averaging 68.4 yards per game ... Was ranked eighth in the conference in all-purpose yards with an average of 115.5 per outing ... Was rated seventh in the conference in kickoff returns with an average of 23.3 yards per return ... Prep: Was considered the top back in the state of Arkansas in 2001 ... Was rated as the number 25 running back prospect in the nation by SuperPrep Magazine ... Was named to SuperPrep Football Magazine’s AllAmerica and All-Region Team ... Was rated as the number two overall prospect in Arkansas by SuperPrep ... Was named the Arkansas DemocratGazette 2001 Offensive Player of the Year ... Named to the Associated Press Arkansas Super Team in 2001 ... Rushed for a single season record 2,204 yards and 34 touchdowns at Wynne High ... Averaged 10.4 yards per carry as a senior ... Led Wynne High to the state 4A championship ... Had 939 yards rushing in four playoff games, including 26 carries for 302 yards and six touchdowns against Greenwood High ... Rushed for 194 yards on 24 attempts in the state championship game against Stuttgart ... Scored two rushing touchdowns, one receiving touchdown and one return touchdown in state championship game ... Gained 1,044 yards rushing as a junior and scored 14 touchdowns ... Was named to the Arkansas All-State team in 2000 ... Missed most of his sophomore season with a broken bone in his foot ... Holds the Wynne High record for most yards in a single season ... Holds the state 4A record in the 100 meters with an electronically time 10.81... Helped Wynne High to a second place finish in the 2001 state track championships ... Was second in the 100 meters with a time of 10.93 ... Won the 200 meters with a time of 22.57 ... Bench presses over 300 pounds ... Has a 3.62 GPA at Wynne High ... Was also recruited by Ole Miss, Arkansas and Iowa before deciding on Memphis ... Is the son of Odell and Sandra Hill ... Played for coach Donald Campbell at Wynne High ... Born: 4/25/83. WILLIAMS’

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Returns as the heir apparent at the starting tailback position ... Lettered as a true freshman while playing in 10 games for the Tigers in 2002 ... Rushed for over 100 yards in his first collegiate contest ... Led the team in rushing in the spring of 2003 with 375 yards on 74 attempts ... Led the squad in scoring with six rushing touchdowns in the spring scrimmages ... Averaged 5.1 yards per carry in the spring ... Was named to the 2003 Conference USA AllFreshman Team ... Was also selected to The Sporting News Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... Ranked 96th in the nation in rushing in 2002 and tied for fifth in average yards per carry ... Finished the season ranked 35th in the nation in kickoff returns and 90th in allpurpose yards ... 2002: Came to the Tigers as one of the most highly touted signees in Memphis football history ... Lettered as a true freshman ... One of the more impressive freshmen on the Memphis roster in 2002 ... Opened his collegiate career with 12 rushes for 129 yards and one touchdown in the Tigers’ win over Murray State ... His 129 yards were the second-most by a true freshman in Memphis history ... Tallied 105 yards rushing against Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg ... Logged a 55 yard run against the Golden Eagles ... Gained 166 yards and one touchdown in the Tigers’ win over Tulane ... Had an 86-yard run against Tulane for his lone touchdown ... Was named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week for his work against Tulane ... Was ranked fourth in the nation in average yards per carry (9.3) after the fourth game of the season ... Suffered a knee sprain in the Louisville game and missed the Mississippi State contest ... Gained 110 yards on 10 carries in the win over Army and scored two touchdowns ... Had a 59 yard run against Army ... Was ranked second in the nation in average yards per carry after the 11th game of the season ... Finished the 2002 season tied for fifth in the nation in average yards per carry

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Tailback 5-10, 174 Sophomore, 1L Wynne HS Wynne, AR

DEANGELOWILLIAMS

The Players

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Rushing G 2001 10/1 Kick Return G 2001 10/1 Receiving G 2001 10/1

No 103 No 18 No 5

Yds 684 Yds 420 Yds 51

STATISTICS

Avg 6.6 Avg 23.3 Avg 10.1

Tds 5 Tds 0 Tds 0

LG 86 LG 48 LG 32


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HIGHS

Most Rushes/Game: 18 vs Tulane (‘02) Most Rush Yds/Game: 166 vs Tulane (‘02) Longest Run: 86 vs Tulane (‘02) Most Rushing Touchdowns/Game: 2 vs Army (‘02) Most Pass Receptions/Game: 1 vs five opponents (‘02) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 32 vs TCU (‘02) Most Kickoff Returns/Game: 6 vs Cincinnati (‘02) Most Kickoff Return Yards/Game: 152 vs Cincinnati (‘02) Longest Kickoff Return/Game: 48 vs Tulane (‘02) Most All-Purpose Yards/Game: 214 vs Tulane (‘02)

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Quarterback 6-1, 220 r-Junior, 2L J.T. Curtis HS River Ridge, LA

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Opponent Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Mississippi State Cincinnati Houston South Florida Army TCU Opponent Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Mississippi State Cincinnati Houston South Florida Army TCU Opponent Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Mississippi State Cincinnati Houston South Florida Army TCU Opponent Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Mississippi State Cincinnati Houston South Florida Army TCU

G AME -B Y -G AME R EVIEW Rushing 8/31/02 9/7/02 9/14/02 9/21/02 9/28/02 10/8/02 10/19/02 10/26 11/2/02 11/9/02 11/23/02 11/30/02 Kick Returns 8/31/02 9/7/02 9/14/02 9/21/02 9/28/02 10/8/02 10/19/02 10/26/02 11/2/02 11/9/02 11/23/02 11/30/02 Receiving 8/31/02 9/7/02 9/14/02 9/21/02 9/28/02 10/8/02 10/19/02 10/26/02 11/2/02 11/9/02 11/23/02 11/30/02 All-Purpose 8/31/02 9/7/02 9/14/02 9/21/02 9/28/02 10/8/02 10/19/02 10/26/02 11/2/02 11/9/02 11/23/02 11/30/02

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spring practice ... Threw a 70-yard 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 threeyear 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 a pitcher as a junior ... Has been clocked at 89 miles per hour with his fastball ... Played for coach John Curtis ... Is the son of Ronnie and Barbara Wimprine ... Born: 8/6/81.

Passing G/S 2001 9/5 2002 12/12 Totals 21/17 Rushing G 2001 9/5 2002 12/12 Totals 21/17 Total Offense G 2001 9/5 2002 12/12 Totals 21/17 Receiving G 2001 9/5 2002 12/12 Totals 21/17

Att 196 435 630 No 84 98 182 Rush 270 40 310 No 1 1 2

STATISTICS

Comp 102 235 337 Yds 270 40 310 Pass 1,329 2,820 4,149 Yds -10 6 -4

Yds 1,329 2,820 4,149 Avg 3.2 0.4 1.7 Plays 280 533 813 Avg -10.0 6.0 -4.0

Int Tds 4 14 18 23 22 37 Tds LG 3 35 2 13 5 35 Yds/G Yds/P 177.7 5.7 238.3 5.4 212.3 5.5 Tds LG 0 0 1 6 1 6

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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 ... 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 oneof-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 but threw two pass interceptions ... Did not start the Tennessee game but came in for Neil Suber 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 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

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Most Pass Attempts/Game: 53 vs South Florida (‘02) Most Completions/Game: 32 vs South Florida (‘02) Highest Completion Percentage/Game: .718 vs Murray State (‘02) Most Pass Yds/Game: 342 vs Houston (‘02)


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Opponent vs USF vs Miss. State vs Louisville vs Houston vs USF vs Miss. State vs Houston vs Murray St. vs Houston vs Cincinnati vs Miss State vs Ole Miss vs Louisville vs Murray St. vs Army vs Louisville vs Miss State

SEASON: Pass Attempts/Season Pass Completions/Season

No. 435 235 102 2,820 1,329 54.0 52.0 23 14

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No. 631 337 4,149 37 53.4 10

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No. 53 48 44 44 Pass Completions/Game: 32 25 24 23 Yards Passing/Game: 342 295 288 271 261 Touchdown Passes/Game: 5 4 4 Interceptions/Game: 5

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QUARTERBACK DANNY WIMPRINE PLACED HIS NAME AMONG THE NATION’S LEADERS IN 2002. THE SECOND YEAR SIGNAL-CALLER WAS RATED IN FOUR OF THE NCAA’S PASSING AND TOTAL OFFENSIVE CATEGORIES .

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QUARTERBACK DANNY WIMPRINE SET SEVERAL MEMPHIS FRESHMAN FOOTBALL RECORDS DURING THE 2001 SEASON. H IS 1,329 YARDS SET A NEW FRESHMAN RECORD AS DID HIS 102 COMPLETIONS AND 14 TOUCHDOWNS. HIS FOUR TOUCHDOWN PASSES AGAINST 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.

WIMPRINE SETS FROSH MARKS

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Yds 3 100 102 216 159 65 186 203 295 245 271 153 153 259 261 288 154 342 314 216 164 Tds 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Int 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 1 5 3 1 2 0 1 Avg -3.6 6.0 1.3 5.7 1.0 4.1 1.0 3.9 3.2 3.9 -2.8 -0.3 2.9 -0.4 1.8 3.0 0.3 -1.4 -1.3 0.1 -4.5

(MEMPHIS QUARTERBACK DANNY WIMPRINE HAS STARTED JUST 17 GAMES IN HIS CAREER)

Comp 1 11 13 14 16 7 12 12 16 23 20 9 11 22 22 25 13 24 32 22 12 Yds -11 30 16 85 9 29 2 55 55 35 -23 -2 29 -5 28 9 1 -7 -17 1 -9

Att 3 24 27 21 27 19 21 21 33 32 38 15 24 39 44 48 27 44 53 36 35 Att 3 5 12 15 9 7 2 14 17 9 8 6 10 13 16 3 4 5 13 9 2

Opponent Miss State Louisville Southern Miss Houston East Carolina UAB Tennessee Army Cincinnati Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Mississippi State Cincinnati Houston South Florida Army TCU Opponent Mississippi State Louisville Southern Miss Houston East Carolina UAB Tennessee Army Cincinnati Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Mississippi State Cincinnati Houston South Florida Army TCU

G AME -B Y-G AME R EVIEW 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 8/31/02 9/7/02 9/14/02 9/21/02 9/28/02 10/8/02 10/19/02 10/26/02 11/2/02 11/9/02 11/23/02 11/30/02 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 8/31/02 9/7/02 9/14/02 9/21/02 9/28/02 10/8/02 10/19/02 10/26/02 11/02/02 11/9/02 11/23/02 11/30/02

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Most Touchdown Passes/Game: 5 vs Murray State (‘02) Longest Completion: 73 vs Houston (‘01) Most Pass Receptions/Game: 1 vs Louisville (‘01) & South Florida (‘02) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 6 vs South Florida (‘02) Most Rushes/Game: 16 vs Louisville (‘02) Most Rush Yds/Game: 85 vs Houston (‘01) Longest Run: 35 vs Houston (‘01) Most Rushing Touchdowns/Game: 1 vs five opponents Most Total Offense Plays/Game: 66 vs South Florida (‘02) Most Total Offense/Game: 350 vs Cincicnnati (‘01) Most Touchdowns Responsible For/Game: 5 vs Army (‘01) & Murray State (‘02)

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Tailback 5-10, 195 r-Sophomore Houston HS Germantown, TN

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A walk-on candidate for the tailback position ... Came to the Tigers in January of 2002 and participated in spring practice... Made an impact on the Tiger offense in the spring of 2003 and is expected to see action this fall as a back and special teams player ... Was the Tigers’ second leading rusher in the spring of 2003 ... Had 57 rushes for 199 yards and four touchdown in spring scrimmages ... Averaged 3.5 yards per carry in the spring ... Had 231 carries for 111 yards and his four touchdowns in one scrimmage ... Has great quickness off the snap and hits holes well ... Could provide depth behind DeAngelo Williams and Darren Parquet this fall ... 2002: 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 ... .Played for coach Tim Haney at Houston HS.

Enters the fall as a reserve at tailback ... Came to the Tigers in the spring of 2003 ... Transferred to Memphis from Jackson State Junior College after spending one semester at Tennessee Tech ... Worked with the Tiger offensive scout team in spring drills ... Is still continuing to learn the Tiger offensive system ... 2002: Attended the University of Memphis but did not walkon until the spring of 2003 ... Prep: Was a football letterwinner at Jackson Central-Merry High School ... Played tailback and defensive back at JCMHS ...Is the son of Buddy Anderson ... Born: 5/2/83.

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Tailback 5-10, 193 r-Sophomore Central-Merry HS Jackson, TN

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ISAA C DANIEL SAAC

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Tight End 6-1, 245 r-Junior Millington HS Millington, TN

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Enters the fall as a reserve at wide receiver and for the deep snapper position ... Came to the Tigers in the spring of 2003 ... Transferred to the University of Memphis from Lambuth College in Jackson, Tenn. ... Worked with the Tiger offensive scout team in spring drills ... Is still continuing to learn the Tiger offensive system ... 2002: Attended Lambuth College in the fall of 2002 and transferred to Memphis in the spring of 2003 ... Prep: Was a football letterwinner at Covington High School ... Played wide receiver and worked as a deep snapper at CHS ...Played for coach Jeff McFerrin at Covington High ... Son of David and Melinda Byram ... Born: 10/15/82.

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Receiver,Deep Snapper 5-9, 170 r-Sophomore Covington HS Covington, TN

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Enters the fall as a reserve at tight end after working as a linebacker in 2001 ... Was moved to tight end in the spring of 2003 and could help provide depth at that position in the fall of 2003 ... Played behind starter John Doucette in the spring of 2003 ... 2002: Worked with the Tiger defensive scout team in 2002 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 letterwinner 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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Enters the fall as a reserve at a linebacker position ... Came to the Tigers in the fall of 2002 ... Worked as a back-up at the “sam” linebacker slot ... Played behind Robert Douglas and Shaka Hill in the spring of 2003 ... Worked with the Tiger defensive scout team in spring drills ... Is still continuing to learn the Tiger defensive system but is expected to contribute this fall as a member of the Memphis special teams ... 2002: Attended the University of Memphis in the fall of 2002 and walked-on with the football team ... Impressed the coaches with his enthusiasm and determination ... Spent the fall working as an outside linebacker ... Received the Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Year Award at the annual football banquet ... Prep: Was a football letter winner at Collierville High School ... Played fullback and linebacker at Collierville High School ... Is the son of David and Barbara Hunter ... Played for coach Paul Cox at Collierville High.

Linebacker 5-10, 210 r-Freshman Collierville HS Collierville, TN

Enters the fall as a reserve at a wide receiver position ... Came to the Tigers in the spring of 2003 ... Transferred from Georgetown ... Worked with the Tiger offensive scout team in spring drills ... Is still continuing to learn the Tiger offensive system ... 2002: Attended the University of Memphis but did not walk-on until the spring of 2003 ... Prep: Was a football letter winner at Briarcrest High School ... Played quarterback, running back, kick returner and wide receiver at Briarcrest ... Was an All-Division 2 selection in 2000 ... Was ranked eighth in the division in rushing with 684 yards and 11 touchdowns ... Was 11th in passing with 408 yards and six touchdowns and sixth in total offense with 1,092 yards and 17 touchdowns ... Was 16th in receiving with 17 catches for 230 yards and three scores ...Was ranked third in kickoff returns averaging 30.1 yards per return ... Was also third in pass interceptions with four ... Helped Briarcrest to the state runner-up spot in 1999 ... Was ranked fifth in Division 2 in passing completing 46-of-82 pass attempts for 828 yards and six touchdowns ... Was fourth in scoring with 82 points and ninth in pass interceptions with three ... Signed with Georgetown after his career at Briarcrest High ... Is the son of Mark and Sheryl Hoppe ... Played for coach Hugh Freeze at Briarcrest High.

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Enters the fall as a walk-on candidate for the punter position ... Came to the Tigers in the spring of 2003 ... Transferred to Memphis after spending two seasons at Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn. ... Worked with the Tiger special teams in spring drills ... 2002: Attended Lambuth University during the fall of 2002 ... Worked as a punter for Lambuth ...2001: Attended Lambuth University during the fall of 2001 ... Worked as a punter for Lambuth ... Prep: Was a football letterwinner at Bartlett High School ... Played punter at Bartlett High ...Is the son of Jeff and Lorie Hudson ... Played for coach Scott Reed at Bartlett High ... Born: 1/26/82.

Wide Receiver 5-9, 180 r-Sophomore Briarcrest HS Memphis, TN

COLE HOPPE

Enters the fall as a reserve at a wide receiver position ... Came to the Tigers in the spring of 2003 ... Worked with the Tiger offensive scout team in spring drills ... Is still continuing to learn the Tiger offensive system ... 2002: Attended the University of Memphis but did not walk-on until the spring of 2003 ... Prep: Was a football letter winner at WooddaleHigh School ... Played wide receiver and defensive back at Wooddale ...Is the son of James and Marjorie Dilworth ... Played for coach Cedric Miller at Wooddale High ...Born: 8/20/84.

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Punter 6-1, 175 r-Junior Bartlett HS Memphis, TN

Wide Receiver 6-0, 165 r-Freshman Wooddale HS Memphis, TN

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Enters the fall as a reserve at a wide receiver position ... Came to the Tigers in the spring of 2003 ... Worked with the Tiger offensive scout team in spring drills ... Is still continuing to learn the Tiger offensive system ... 2002: Attended The University of Memphis but did not walk-on until the spring of 2003 ... Prep: Was a football letterwinner at Whitehaven High School ... Played wide receiver and defensive back at Whitehaven ...Is the son of Henry and Betty Meyers ... Played for coach Maurie Harris at Whitehaven High ... Born: 7/1/82.

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Kicker 6-3, 175 r-Sophomore Central HS Columbia, TN

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Enters the fall as a reserve at a wide receiver position ... Came to the Tigers in the spring of 2003 ... Worked with the Tiger offensive scout team in spring drills ... Is still continuing to learn the Tiger offensive system... Transferred to Memphis from the College of DuPage in the fall of 2002 ... 2002: Attended The University of Memphis but did not walk-on until the spring of 2003 ... Prep: Was a football letterwinner at St. Joseph High School ...

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Was a walk-on candidate for the kicker position in the spring of 2002 and returns for the 2003 campaign ... 2002: Was a member of the 2002 squad but did not appear in a game for Memphis in the fall of 2002 ... Spent the fall as a member of the Tiger special teams ... 2001: Joined the squad in September of 2001 but did not appear in a game for the Tigers that season ... Worked with the special teams throughout the fall ... Went through winter conditioning and spring practice ... Kicked for the Blue squad in the BlueGray Scrimmage ... Made three-of-four PAT attempts in the Blue-Gray Scrimmage ... Prep: Was a football letterwinner at Columbia Central High School in Columbia, TN.

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ADAM MCKENZIE Wide Receiver 6-1, 178 r-Junior St. Joseph HS Bellwood, IL

Wide Receiver 6-0, 162 r-Junior Whitehaven HS Memphis, TN

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Defensive Back 5-11, 183 r-Junior St. Patrick HS Chicago, IL

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Wide Receiver 6-0, 195 WHITE’S CAREER r-Sophomore FIELD GOALS Crockett Cty HS Jackson, TN

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Played wide receiver and defensive back at St. Joseph ...Is the son of Bessie Thomas ... Born: 1/30/82.

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Lane Garcia Offensive Tackle 6-3, 255, Fr. Baton Rouge, LA (Catholic HS) Was a three year football letterman at Baton Rouge High School ... Helped his team to a 102 record in 2002 and the District 5-AAAA championship ... Was named to the Louisiana High School Coaches Association All-District team in 2002 ... Was a first team All-Metro (Baton Rouge) selection as an offensive lineman in 2002 ... Selected to play in the Louisiana High School AllStar Game in 2002 ... Leader of an offensive line that produced 2,846 rushing yards in 2002 ... Named to the 2001 LHSCA All-District team as a right tackle ... Is ranked as Dandy Don’s number 38 prep prospect in the state of Louisiana ... Listed by the New Orleans Times Picayune as on of the state’s top offensive linemen in 2001 and 2002 ... Coached by Dale Wiener ... Son of Marsha and O.J. Garcia ... Born: 4/2/85.

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Bobby Garafolo Offensive Guard 6-3, 300, Jr. Los Angeles, CA (Mt. San Antonio JC) (see page 63 of guide for biography)

Janice Gaither ... Born: 11/9/84.

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Bobby Good Wide Receiver 6-0, 170, Fr. Orlando, FL (Lake Highland Prep) Lettered as both a wide receiver and defensive back at Lake Highland Prep in Orlando ... Was a first team 2-A All-State selection as a defensive back in 2002 ... Was picked to the all-Orange County team as a wide receiver ... Was selected to play in the Georgia-Florida All-Star Game ... Also played in the All-Central Florida All-Star Game ... Was the 2A District 6 Player of the Year in 2002 ... Had 15 pass receptions for touchdowns, one fumble return for a score, and a punt 96

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Jamarcus Gaither Tailback 5-10, 175, Fr. Memphis, TN (Frayser High School) Lettered as a running back for the Frayser High Rams ... Gained 1,813 yards during the 2002 season and scored 13 touchdowns ... Averaged 164.8 yards per game rushing as a senior which ranked as second best in Shelby-Metro ... Averaged 168.8 yards per game rushing ... All-District in 2002 and 2001 ... Was ranked second in Shelby-Metro in all-purpose yards averaging 198.3 per game ... Led Region 8-3A in rushing in 2002 ... Was named to the Associated Press All-State Team in 2002 as well as the All ShelbyMetro Squad ... Was named to The Commercial Appeal’s Best of the Preps and was selected to the All-Region 8-3A team ... Was named All-Elite 2002 and was tabbed on the 4A All-State 2002 ... Was a second-team All-Shelby Metro selection in 2001 with 1,162 yards rushing ... Averaged 8.2 yards per carry in 2001 and scored 10 rushing touchdowns ... Was ranked 22nd in Shelby-Metro in total offense with and average of 105.6 yards per game ... Was named to the All-Region 8-3A team in 2001 and was ranked second in kickoff returns, third in rushing, third in all-purpose yards and fifth in total offense. ....Holds Frayser school record for career rushing yards ... Awarded Memphis Touchdown Club Player of the Week in 2002 ...All-Academic City 2000 and 2001 ... Lettered in football and track ... Coached by Terry Ryan... Is the son of James &

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Aaron Bentley Defensive Line, 6-3, 260, Fr. Trumann, AR (Trumann HS) Was an All-Conference selection during the 2001 and 2002 seasons ... Was named to the Channel 8 News-Little Rock All-Star Team in 2002 ...Led his team in tackles as a senior ... Was credited with 130 career tackles ... Lettered in football, basketball and track ... Coached by Ricky Timbs ... Son of Bill and Irma Bently ... Born: 8/ 29/85.

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return for another touchdown as a senior ... Registered eight pass interceptions as a safety and returned two for touchdowns in 2002 to led the Tampa area ... Was named to the All-Central Florida second team as a defensive back ... Caught 52 passes for 862 yards as a senior ... Averaged 17.4 yards per catch as a senior ... Was the second leading tackler for Lake Highland with 105 tackles ... Registered six fumble recoveries and two blocked punts ... Returned 14 kickoffs for 214 yards and averaged 15.3 per return ... Had 20 punt returns for 374 yards and averaged 18.7 per return ... Recorded five catches for 95 yards and a touchdown in the round of 16 Florida 2A playoff game ... Won the “Golden Helmet Award” for being named the Orange County Defensive Player of the Year ... Played for Tim Borcky at Lake Highland Prep ... Is the son of Mike & Bonnie Good ... Born: 5/13/ 85. Aaron Grimes Offensive Guard 6-3, 295, Fr. Martin, TN (Westview HS) Lettered as both an offensive and defensive lineman at Martin Westview High School ... Was named to the All-West Tennessee Team and received honorable mention All-State honors ... Was selected to the All-District 7-AA team in 2002 ... Was the number nine ranked player in the state of Tennessee according to SuperPrep Magazine ... Graded over 90% with his blocking skills in 2002 ... Helped his team to a 13-2 record and a berth in the state championship game in 2001 ... Has bench pressed 450 pounds and squats 525 ... Set a state record in the bench press as a junior with a lift of 365 pounds ... Has been timed in 5.2 in the forty ... Played for Coach Don Coady ... Son of Gary and Debbie Grimes ... Born: 9/ 10/84.

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Quinton McCrary Outside Linebacker 6-2, 210, Fr. Columbus, MS (Columbus HS) Listed as the number seven prep prospect in the state of Mississippi by Rivals.com ... Was considered a Top 50 Prospect as a junior ... Listed as the seventh best outside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com in 2002 ... Was credited with 170 tackles, eight quarterback sacks and two pass interceptions in 2002 ... Has been timed in 4.5 in the forty ... Rated as the number 78 prospect in the Southeast ... Ranked as the 11th best prospect overall in Mississippi by BorderWars.com ... Coach by Roy McCrory ... Son of Suzette McCrary ... Born: 9/22/84.

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Javar Pollard Defensive Back 6-0, 200, Fr. Batesville, MS (South Panola HS) Lettered in football and track at South Panola High School ... Played tailback and defensive back at SPHS ... Had 104 rushes for 578 yards in 2002 ... Credited with 89 tackles as a defensive back and logged three quarterback sacks ... Has been timed at 4.4 in the 40 and has posted a 10.41 100meter dash ... Also recruited by West Virginia and Mississippi State ... Played for Coach Ed Stanley ... Son of Rovis Pollard ... Born: 9/2/84.

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Jason Matthews Offensive Tackle 6-4, 300, Jr. Muscle Shoals, AL Northeast Mississippi CC (see page 75 of guide for biography)

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Taz Knockum Tailback 6-2, 205, Fr. Baton Rouge, LA (Catholic HS) Was a three year football and track letter winner at Baton Rouge Catholic High School ... Was the All-District MVP in football in 2002 ... Named to the All-Metro (Baton Rouge) Team in 2002 ... Selected to the 5A All-State Team as honorable mention in 2002 ... Selected to play in the Capital City All-Star Game ... Rushed for 1143 yards and nine touchdowns in 2002 ... Caught 29 passes for 418 yards and three touchdowns in 2002 ... Is rated by Rivals.com as the number 24 all-purpose back in the nation for 2003 ... Was named a finalist for the Baton Rouge Advocate Athlete of the Year in 2002 ... Is ranked as Dandy Don’s number 42 prep prospect in the state of Louisiana ... Is the defending 5A State Champion in 110m Hurdles ... Has posted the fastest time in the state of Louisiana in the 55 yard indoor hurdles this winter ... Ran a 7.88 at the LSU Indoor Meet ... Qualified for the state championships in the 4x200, 4x400 and 4x100 relays and the 110-meter hurdles as a freshman ... Placed sixth in the hurdles as a freshman ... Lettered in football, track and basketball ....Coached by Dale Wiener ... Son of Lynn Knockum ... Born: 6/22/84.

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Tyus Jackson Defensive End 6-3, 250, Jr. Birmingham, AL (Northeast Mississippi C.C.) Lettered for two years at defensive end at Northeast Mississippi CC ... Selected to the Missis-

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Jarren Humphrey Outside Linebacker 6-2, 205, Fr. Huntsville, AL (Grissom HS) Was a football and basketball letterman at Grissom High School ... Was selected to the AllState Team as honorable mention in 2002 ... Was a Super All-Metro selection as a defensive end in 2002.... Also named to the All-Region team in 2002.... ... Led his team in quarterback sacks with 14 during the 2002 season .... Finished the 2002 season with 48 tackles ... Three year starter at Grissom High Sschool ... Was a starter at receiver and defensive back until senior year ... Named Team Defensive MVP 2002 ... Played in the Alabama North-South All-Star game in the summer of 2003 ... Coached by Ron Massie at Grissom High ... Son of Wayne & Rita Humphrey ... Born: 11/9/84.

sippi North All-State second team ... Was voted the Defensive MVP in the Mississippi Junior College All-Star game in 2002 ... Played for coach Bobby Hall at NEMCC ... Son of Gwendolyn Jackson ... Born: 11/22/82.

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Abraham Holloway Offensive Center 6-4, 320, Fr. Prentiss, MS (Prentiss HS) Lettered in football, basketball, baseball and track at Prentiss High School ... Was the District MVP in 2002 ... Was named to the WWDM-TV All-Area Team in 2002 ... Worked as both an offensive and defensive tackle at PHS ... Was a member of the basketball team ... Coach by Artis Mark, Jr. at Prentiss High ... Son of Jessie and Barbara Holloway ... Born: 12/17/84.

east Mississippi CC ... Was selected to the 2002 Mississippi North All-State second team ... Is listed by JCFootball.com as the number 10 ranked cornerback in the nation in 2003 ... Ranked by Max Emfinger Blue Chip Magazine as the number 11 ranked defensive back in the nation ... Is ranked by Insider.com as the number nine prospect in the Southeast ... SuperPrep Juco has him ranked overall as the 97 prospect in nation ... Coach by Bobby Hall ... Son of Phyllis Ogburn ... Born: 8/31/81.

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Mike Snyder Linebacker 6-2, 220, Fr. New Orleans, LA (John Curtis HS) Lettered for three years at linebacker for John T. Curtis High School ... Was credited with 77 solo tackles, 39 assisted stops, 13 tackles for lost yardage, two quarterback sacks, two fumble recoveries and one pass interception in 2002 ... Was named to the Louisiana All-State team as well as the All-East Bank Team, the All-Metro Team and the All-District squad ... Helped his team to the state 4-A title ... Was a high school teammate of Tiger quarterback Danny Wimprine ... Is ranked as Dandy Don’s number 28 prep prospect in the state of Louisiana ... Played for Coach John Curtis ... Son of Doug and Gina Snyder ... Born 1/27/84.

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Ryan Scott Wide Receiver 6-4, 205, Fr. Jackson, TN (Central Merry High School) Was a football letterman at Central-Merry High School ... Played wide receiver and defensive back ... Caught 53 passes for 936 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2002 ... Averaged 17.7 yards per reception in 2002 ... Was named to the Tennessee Sportswriters All-State team in 2002 ... Was picked as the Associated Press Class 5A Player of the Week in November of 2002 ... Was named to the 2002 All-West Tennessee Team for Classes 3A-5A ... Caught 45 passes for 753 yards during the 2001 season ... Averaged 16.7 yards per catch as a junior ... Was named first team all-region in 2001 and received honorable mention on the Associated Press All-State team ... Has been timed at 4.6 in the 40-yard dash... Played for coach Jim Hardegree ... Son of Darlene Scott ... Born 3/14/84.

Jamaal Rufus Defensive Back 6-3, 205, Fr. Memphis, TN (Frayser High School) Considered the top prep prospect in the Memphis area in 2003 ... Was the number 10-ranked player in the state of Tennessee according to SuperPrep Magazine ... Played quarterback and defensive back at Frayser High ... Threw for 1,075 yards and 11 touchdowns during the 2002 season ... Completed 49-of-112 pass attempts for his 1,075 yards in 2002 ... Was ranked seventh in Shelby-Metro in total offense in 2002 with 210 plays for 1,544 yards and 23 touchdowns ...

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Brandon Roberson Punter 6-1, 181, Jr. Ripley, MS (NE Mississippi CC) Lettered for two years as a punter for the Northeast Mississippi CC ... Was named to the 2002 Mississippi North All-State team ... Was selected as the Mississippi Junior College Special Teams Player of the Week for play in the second game of the 2002 season ... Appeared in all nine games for NE Mississippi CC in 2002 and punted 55 times ... Totaled 2,356 yards for an average of 42.8 yards per punt ... Had a season long punt of 60 yards ... Coached by Bobby Hall ... Son of Bonnie Lepard ... Born: 1/19/83.

Was named to the All-Region 8-3A Team in 2002 and was picked to The Commercial Appeal’s Best of the Preps team ... Played linebacker for the Rams in 2002 ... Was named to the 2001 All Shelby-Metro second team defense ... Completed 65-of-151 pass attempts for 701 yards and three touchdowns in 2001 ... Ranked sixth in Region 83A in passing in 2001 ... Was named to the All Region 8-3A team on defensive... All-District in 2001 and 2002 .... Was named All-Elite in 2002.... Picked to the 4A All-State team in 2002 ... Finished his career with 2,568 yards passing and 1,338 yards rushing and 56 touchdowns ... Holds Frayser school record for career tackles ... Awarded Memphis Touchdown Club Player of the Week ... All-Academic City 2000 and 2001 ... Lettered in football, basketball, baseball and track ... Was an honor student at Frayser who maintain a 3.0-3.49 GPA ...Coached by Terry Ryan... Is the son of Bernice Rufus and Willie Walton ... Born: 12/1/84.

for 418 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior ... Averaged 14.4 yards per catch in 2000 ... Was ranked 14th in Region 8-4A in scoring with 48 points as a junior ... Helped Trezevant to a 65 record in 2000 ... Set the Trezevant records for most career touchdowns with 25, most receiving yards in a game with 165 and most career receptions with 74 ... Also lettered in basketball and baseball ... Is the son of Marvin Jones and Vearlie Pratcher ... Played for Coach Larry Franklin at Trezevant High ... Son of Vearlie Pratcher and Marvin Jones ... Born: 3/25/83.

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Quintin Williams Linebacker 6-2, 223, Fr. Memphis, TN (East HS) Lettered for three years at linebacker for the East High School Mustangs ... Was considered one of the top prep prospects in the Shelby-Metro area ... Rated by Rivals.com as the nation’s 18th best inside linebacker prospect ... Listed as the number six prep prospect in the state of Tennessee by Rivals.com ..Ranked as the 44th best linebacker in the nation by Max Emfinger’s Blue Chip Magazine ... Was credited with 90 tackles and six quarterback sacks as a senior despite missing playing time due to injury ... Registered 120 tackles and 18 quarterback sacks as a junior ... Coached by Wayne Randell at East High ... Son of Beverly Rooks ... Born 3/9/84.


The Players

Walk-on Success AARON MEADOWS

MILLSAPS COLLEGE AND EARNED A SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE 2001 SEASON. FIVE FORMER WALKONS FOR THE TIGERS HAVE GONE ON TO HAVE NFL CAREERS INCLUDING KEN DUNEK (PHILADELPHIA EAGLES), JUDSON FLINT (CLEVELAND BROWNS), TRELL HOOPER (MINNESOTA VIKINGS), REGGIE HOWARD (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 OF JUST THREE BACKS TO GAIN OVER 2,000 YARDS IN THEIR CAREERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS. CAME TO THE

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REGGIE HOWARD WAS A WALK-ON FOR THE TIGERS IN 1999 AND WAS PLACED ON SCHOLARSHIP BEFORE THE 2000 SEASON. HE IS NOW A STARTER IN THE SECONDARY FOR THE CAROLINA PANTHERS.

A WALK-ON CANDIDATE IN THE SECONDARY, MICHAEL STONE IMMEDIATELY EARNED A SCHOLARSHIP AT MEMPHIS. HE NOW PLAYS FOR THE ARIZONA CARDINALS OF THE NFL.

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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 (1983-84), Brad Britt (1999-00), Gerald Brown, WR (1981), Marlon Brown, LB (1985-88), John Butler, K (1986-89), Jeff Buffaloe, P (1991-92), Jeff Bynum, FB (1990-91), Jim Cande, K-P (1996-99), Marvin Chatman, CB (198082), 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 (1978-79), 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), Don Glosson, K (1983-85), Tony Graves, S (1977-79), Jarvis Greer, S (1977), Michael Harris (1999-00), Gregg Hauss, K (1981-83),

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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 (1991-93), Aaron Meadows, RB (1999-01), Bubba Nelms, OT (1983-84), Hugh Owens, P (1976-79), Ron Palmer, CB (198587, Joe Rocconi, DS/LB (1997-99), 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).


Eye on the Tigers

MEMPHIS

Tiger Start Chart

Tigers in the NCAA National Rankings Several members of the 2003 Memphis football team were ranked among the NCAA statistical leaders last season. Rank 22nd 23rd 32nd 75th

Player Danny Wimprine Danny Wimprine Danny Wimprine Danny Wimprine

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Darron White

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DeAngelo Williams DeAngelo Williams DeAngelo Williams DeAngelo Williams

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WIMPRINE SHATTERS TIGER PASSING RECORDS Junior quarterback Danny Wimprine has started 17 games in his career as the Tigers' quarterback but in that period of time the New Orleans native has set virtually every Memphis passing record. During the 2002 season, Wimprine set the record for the most pass attempts in a game with 53 against South Florida. His 32 pass completions in the South Florida contest also set a new Tiger mark. In the season opener against Murray State, Wimprine threw five touchdown passes which broke his old record of four in a single game. He is now the record holder for the most pass attempts in a season with 435 and for the most pass completions in a single season with 235. Both marks were reached during the 2002 campaign. His 2,820 yards passing last season shattered the old record of 2,249 set by Bernard Oden in 1997. Wimprine tossed a record 23 touchdown passes in 2002 which took care of the old record of 18 set by Steve Matthews in 1992. He enters the 2003 season ranked first in career touchdown passes with 37, tied for second in career attempts with 631, third in completions with 337 and third in yardage with 4,149 yards. He needs just 53 yards to overtake Lloyd Patterson (4,201) and 163 yards to surpass Danny Sparkman (4,311) as the Tigers' all-time leading passer.

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Name, Position Derrick Ballard, OLB Greg Harper, OLB Coot Terry, OLB Danny Wimprine, QB Eric Taylor, DT Kenyun Glover, DT Darron White, WR O.C. Collins, DB Scott Vogel, DB Cameron Essex, DB

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Williams Sets Mark Tiger tailback DeAngelo Williams lived up to his prep billing during his first season as a Memphis Tiger. The Wynne, Arkansas, All-American rushed for over 100 yards in his first collegiate contest and, after four weeks of the 2002 season, led the nation in yards per carry (9.3). He went into the final contest of the year ranked second in the nation and when the final stats were compiled, Williams had tied for fifth in the country with a 6.6 yards per attempt average.


OPPONENTS


OPPONENTS INSIDE THIS SECTION

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TENNESSEETECH MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI ARKANSASSTATE UAB MISSISSIPPISTATE HOUSTON TULANE EAST CAROLINA LOUISVILLE CINCINNATI SOUTH FLORIDA SERIES RECORDS VS 2003 OPPONENTS


Tennessee Tech 1 GAME

August 30 ● 7 PM ● Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium ● Memphis, Tenn.

2002 GOLDEN EAGLES RESULTS ( 5-7 ) UT-MARTIN at Tennessee State at Samford at Southeast Missouri EASTERN KENTUCKY at Murray State EASTERN ILLINOIS JACKSONVILLE ST. VALPARAISO CHATTANOOGA at Iowa State at Bowling Green

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2003 GOLDEN EAGLES SCHEDULE Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22

at Memphis at Northern Illinois at UT-Chattanooga MURRAY STATE at UT-Martin TENNESSEE STATE at Jacksonville State SAMFORD at Eastern Illinois SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ST at Eastern Kentucky

Location: Cookeville, Tenn. Enrollment: 8,900 Conference: Ohio Valley Conference Nickname: Golden Eagles School Colors: Purple & Gold Stadium: Tucker Stadium Capacity: 16,500 Playing Surface: Stadia Turf President: Dr. Bob Bell Interim Athletic Director: Mike Hennigan Head Coach: Mike Hennigan Hennigan's record at TTU: 40-36 (7 years) Hennigan's overall record: 40-36 (7 years) Assistant Coaches: Doug Malone (Offensive Coordinator/QB/RB), Ted Lockerby (Defensive Coordinator/Secondary), Fred Farrier (WR), Billy Blizzard (DL), Dewayne Alexander (OL), Damon Bradford (LB) Offensive Formation: Multiple Defensive Formation: Multiple Lettermen Returning: 38 Lettermen Lost: 12 Offensive Starters Returning: 9 Defensive Starters Returning: 5 All-Star Candidates: QB Robert Craft, WR Derek Lee, WR Anton Thomison, TB Jason Ballard, LB Daniel Wentzel Newcomers to Watch: DB Jacques Williams, RB Derek White, QB Martaun Hughley, OC Brandon Waters, DE Nick Kelly Key Losses: FB Ronnie Sidler, WR Stevland Sills, DE D.J. Bleisath, ROV Jon Borum, LB Ben Mebane, CB Trey Perry, DT John Ruff, DE Robby Sills 2002 Record: 5-7 2002 Ohio Valley Record: 2-4 2002 Ohio Valley Finsh: 5th Series vs Memphis: Memphis leads 9-7-4 Last Meeting: Memphis 12, Tennessee Tech 6 (Sept. 15, 1962; Memphis, TN)

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2002 Stats & Notes Threw for 2,448 yds & 16 TDs Led receiving corps with 760 yds, 10 TDs Totaled 642 rec. yds & 6 TDs Hit 5 of 7 FGs with a long of 40 yds. Led defense with 132 tackles, 15 for loss

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QB Robert Craft passed for a school-record 2,448 yards and 16 touchdowns as a sophomore.

SID OFFICE CONTACTS SID Office Phone: 931-372-3088 SID Fax: 931-372-6139 Sports Information Director/Football Contact (Home): Rob Schabert (931-5262576) e-mail: rschabert@tntech.edu Mailing Address: PO Box 5057, Cookeville, TN 38505 Press Box Phone: 931-372-6030 Web Site: www2.tntech.edu/athletics/

GAME NOTES

TOP RETURNEES Name Robert Craft Derek Lee Anton Thomison Nick Hodges Daniel Wentzel

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Mississippi 2 GAME

September 6 ● 11 AM ● Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium ● Memphis, Tenn.

2002 REBEL RESULTS ( 7-6 )

UL-MONROE MEMPHIS at Texas Tech VANDERBILT FLORIDA ARKANSAS STATE at Alabama at Arkansas AUBURN at Georgia at LSU MISSISSIPPI STATE *vs. Nebraska *Independence Bowl

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2003 REBEL SCHEDULE Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 22 Nov. 27

at Vanderbilt at Memphis UL-MONROE TEXAS TECH at Florida ARKANSAS STATE ALABAMA ARKANSAS SOUTH CAROLINA at Auburn LSU at Mississippi State

Location: Oxford, Miss. Enrollment: 14,960 Conference: Southeastern (West) Nickname: Rebels School Colors: Cardinal Red & Navy Blue Stadium: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Capacity: 60,580 Playing Surface: AstroPlay President: Dr. Robert Khayat Athletic Director: Pete Boone Head Coach: David Cutcliffe Cutcliffe's record at UM: 30-19-0 (4 years) Cutcliffe's overall record: 30-19-0 (4 years) Assistant Coaches: John Latina (Offensive Coordinator/OL), Kurt Roper (QB), Ron Middleton (RB), T.D. Woods (WR), Matt Luke (TE/OL), Chuck Driesbach (Defensive Coordinator/DB), Rick Petri (DT), Jim Knowles (LB), Marion Hobby (DE) Offensive Formation: Multiple Pro Defensive Formation: 4-2-5 Lettermen Returning: 50 Lettermen Lost: 22 Offensive Starters Returning: 7 Defensive Starters Returning: 8 All-Star Candidates: QB Eli Manning, OL Marcus Johnson, DE Charlie Anderson, WR Chris Collins, DB Von Hutchins, DB Travis Johnson, DL Jesse Mitchell, DB Eric Oliver, FB Rick Razzano Newcomers to Watch: B Robert Lane, B Trumaine McBride, L Robert Hough Key Losses: TE Doug Zeigler, LB Eddie Strong, WR Jason Armstead, SS Matt Grier 2002 Record: 7-6 2002 SEC Record: 3-5 2002 SEC Finish: 4th in SEC West Series vs Memphis: Ole Miss leads 42-8-2 Last Meeting: Mississippi 38, Memphis 16 (Sept. 7, 2002; Oxford, MS)

Eli Manning Chris Collins Von Hutchins Tremaine Turner Eric Oliver

Pos.

Ht. Wt.

QB 6-5 WR 6-2 CB 5-11 RB 5-10 FS 6-2

218 190 184 200 210

QB Eli Manning, a 2003 Playboy pre-season all-American, threw for 3,401 yards and 21 touchdowns in 2002.

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: Box 217, University, MS

38677 Press Box Phone: 662-236-1931 Web Site: www.OleMissSports.com

The Tigers and Rebels will be meeting for the 53rd time in the series ... This year marks the 31st time that the Tigers have played Ole Miss in the state of Tennessee ... Memphis has captured six of its eight wins over Ole Miss in Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium ... Both Memphis quarterback Danny Wimprine and Rebel quarterback Eli Manning hail from New Orleans, La. ... The Ole Miss series is the 2nd oldest in Tiger football history, having started in 1921.

Yr. 2002 Stats & Notes Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr.

Chris Collins Wide Receiver

GAME NOTES

TOP RETURNEES Name

David Cutcliffe Head Coach

Threw for 3,401 yds & 21 TDs in '02 Had 812 yds receiving & 10 TDs Totaled 66 tackles and 6 picks in '02 Rushed for 300 yards and 3 TDs Recorded 129 tackles and 1 sack in '02

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Southern Mississippi 3 GAME

September 13 ● 1:30 PM ● M.M. Roberts Stadium ● Hattiesburg, Miss.

2002 GOLDEN EAGLE RESULTS ( 7-6 )

JACKSON STATE ILLINOIS MEMPHIS at Alabama at Army at South Florida CINCINNATI at TCU at UAB LOUISVILLE at Tulane EAST CAROLINA *vs. Oklahoma State *Houston Bowl

W 55-7 W 23-20 W 33-14 L 7-20 W 27-6 L 13-16 W 23-14 L 7-37 W 20-13 L 17-20 (2OT) L 10-31 W 24-7 L 23-33

2003 GOLDEN EAGLE SCHEDULE Aug. 30 Sept. 4 Sept. 13 Sept. 25 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 20 Nov. 29

at Cal at UAB MEMPHIS NEBRASKA at Cincinnati at Alabama SOUTH FLORIDA UL-LAFAYETTE at Houston TULANE TCU at East Carolina

Location: Hattiesburg, Miss. Enrollment: 15,259 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: 80-58-1 (12 years) Bowers's overall record: 80-58-1 (12 years) Assistant Coaches: Randy Butler (Assistant Head Coach/DL), Shelton Gandy (RB), Jay Hopson (DB), Rip Scherer (Offensive Coordinator/QB), Tyrone Nix (Defensive Coordinator/ILB), Jay Johnson (TE), David Warner (WR), Lytrel Pollard (OLB), Mitch Rodrigue (OL) Offensive Formation: Multiple/One Back Defensive Formation: 4-3 Lettermen Returning: 46 Lettermen Lost: 21 Offensive Starters Returning: 5 Defensive Starters Returning: 8 All-Star Candidates: LB Michael Boley, DB Greg Brooks, LB Rod Davis, DE Terrell Paul, DB Etric Pruitt Newcomers to Watch: DL Greg Casnave, TE Alan Whitney, OL Chris White, QB Damion Carter, QB Jeremy Young Key Losses: RB Derrick Nix, LB Joe Henley, DL Rayshun Jones, OL Torrin Tucker, OL Jeremy Bridges 2002 Record: 7-6 2002 Conference Record: 5-3 2002 Conference Finish: T5th Series vs Memphis: USM leads 35-17-1 Last Meeting: Southern Miss 33, Memphis 14 (Sept. 14, 2002; Hattiesburg, MS)

Yr. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr.

Etric Pruitt Defensive Back

All-American linebacker Rod Davis is expected to once again anchor the USM defense. He led the Golden Eagles in tackles last season with 168.

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 Pos. Ht. Wt. Anthony Harris RB 5-11 216 Micky D'Angelo QB 6-3 215 Marvin Young WR 6-0 165 Rod Davis LB 6-3 245 Etric Pruitt FS 6-1 188

Jeff Bower Head Coach

2002 Stats & Notes Rushed for 324 yds & 4 TDs Totaled 122 completions & 7 TDs Averaged15 yds/reception, 6 TDs Totaled 168 tackles & 10.5 sacks Picked off six passes in '02

This will be the 54th meeting between Memphis and Southern Miss ... The USM-Memphis series is one of the oldest in Memphis history, having started in 1935 ... Memphis won the last meeting in Memphis 22-17 in 2001 ... USM has won eight of the last nine meetings ... UM receiver Tavares Gideon is the cousin of former USM star Sherrod Gideon ... The USM game is known as the Black & Blue Bowl by Tiger players, coaches and fans.

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Arkansas State 4 GAME

September 27 ● 1 PM ● Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium ● Memphis, Tenn.

2002 INDIAN RESULTS ( 6-7 )

at Virginia Tech SAN JOSE STATE TULSA at Illinois at UL-Monroe UT-MARTIN MIDDLE TENNESSEE at Mississippi NORTH TEXAS NEW MEXICO STATE SOUTHERN UTAH at UL-Lafayette at Idaho

L L W L W W W L L L W L W

7-63 14-33 21-19 7-59 33-21 30-10 13-7 17-52 10-13 21-26 38-16 10-13 38-29

2003 INDIAN SCHEDULE Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22

at Texas A&M UT-MARTIN SE MISSOURI STATE at Tulsa at Memphis UL-MONROE at Mississippi at Utah State at New Mexico State IDAHO at North Texas MIDDLE TENNESSEE

Location: Jonesboro, Ark. Enrollment: 10,528 Conference: Sun Belt Conference Nickname: Indians School Colors: Scarlet & Black Stadium: Indian Stadium Capacity: 30,458 Playing Surface: Natural Grass President: Dr. Les Wyatt Athletic Director: Dr. Dean Lee Head Coach: Steve Roberts Roberts' record at ASU: 6-7 (1 year) Roberts' overall record: 55-40-1 (8 years) Assistant Coaches: Doug Ruse (Offensive Coordinator/QB), Kevin Corless (Co-Defensive Coordinator/LB), Jack Curtis(Co-Defensive Coordinator/Saf), Tate Behne (TE), Tony Gilbert (CB), David Gunn (RB), Darren Hiller (OL), Kevin Peoples (DL), Dante' Wright (WR) Offensive Formation: Pro Set Defensive Formation: 4-2-5 Lettermen Returning: 41 Lettermen Lost: 17 Offensive Starters Returning: 6 Defensive Starters Returning: 9 All-Star Candidates: DL Corey Williams, DL Jon Bradley Newcomers to Watch: DB LeUndo Adams, RB Shermar Bracey Key Losses: RB Danny Smith, OL John Crossley, OL Garry Johnson, P Mike Alexander, KR James Hickenbotham 2002 Record: 6-7 2002 Sun Belt Record: 3-3 2002 Sun Belt Finish: 3rd Series vs Memphis: UM leads 25-20-5 Last Meeting: Memphis 19, ASU 17 (Sept. 16, 2000; Jonesboro, AR)

Yr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr.

2002 Stats & Notes Totaled nine sacks for 64 yds in 2002 Tallied 68 tackles and 8 sacks for ASU Rushed for 554 yards and three TDs Passed for 1,751 yds and seven TDs Hauled in 21 catches for 363 yds & 1 TD

Elliot Jacobs Quarterback

Corey Williams was named first-team all-Sun Belt Conference in 2002 after leading the Indian defense with nine sacks.

SID OFFICE CONTACTS SID Office Phone: 870-972-2541 SID Fax: 870-972-3367 Sports Information Director/Football Contact (Cell): Gina Bowman (870-243-6020) e-mail: gbowman@astate.edu Mailing Address: 217 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro, AR 72401. Press Box Phone: 870-972-2541 Web Site: www.ASUIndians.com

GAME NOTES

TOP RETURNEES Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Corey Williams DL 6-4 295 Jon Bradley DL 6-2 292 Antonio Warren RB 5-10 190 Elliot Jacobs QB 6-2 213 Mike Cox WR 5-11 175

Steve Roberts Head Coach

This will be the 51st meeting between Memphis and Arkansas State ... The Tigers' 19-17 win over ASU in 2000 was the eighth consecutive by Memphis over the Indians ... Memphis' trip to Jonesboro in 2000 was the first game played on Indian turf since the 1956 season ... The Tigers hold a 25-20-5 lead in the series which dates back to the 1914 season. 106


UAB 5 GAME

October 4 ● 1 PM ● Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium ● Memphis, Tenn.

2002 BLAZER RESULTS ( 5-7 )

at Florida TROY STATE PITTSBURGH at Louisiana-Lafayette MEMPHIS HOUSTON at Tulane at Army SOUTHERN MISS EAST CAROLINA at Louisville at Cincinnati

L W L L W W L W L W L L

3-51 27-26 20-26 0-34 31-17 51-34 14-35 29-26 13-20 36-29 21-41 23-31

2003 BLAZER SCHEDULE Aug. 30 Sept. 4 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 22 Nov. 29

at Baylor SOUTHERN MISS TROY STATE at South Carolina at Memphis CINCINNATI at TCU at Georgia ARMY TULANE at South Florida at Houston

Location: Birmingham, Ala. Enrollment: 15,676 Conference: Conference USA Nickname: Blazers School Colors: Forest Green & Old Gold Stadium: Legion Field Capacity: 83,091 Playing Surface: Natural Grass President: Dr. Carol Z. Garrison Athletic Director: Watson Brown Head Coach: Watson Brown Brown's record at UAB: 42-47-0 (8 years) Brown's overall record: 74-124-1 (18 years) Assistant Coaches: Pat Sullivan (Offensive Coordinator/QB), Wayne Bolt (Defensive Coordinator/ILB), Rodney Bivens (WR), Larry Crowe (special teams), Pat Donohoe (DL), Woodrow Lowe (OLB), Ross Robinson (RB), Kevin Shirley (DB), Larry VanDerHeyden (OL) Offensive Formation: Multiple Defensive Formation: 4-3 Lettermen Returning: 50 Lettermen Lost: 19 Offensive Starters Returning: 9 Defensive Starters Returning: 7 All-Star Candidates: QB Darrell Hackney, OL Andy Galloway, WR Roddy White, CB Dio Hill, SS Thurman Pearson, LB Zac Woodfin, PK Nick Hayes Newcomers to Watch: QB Jake Tompkins, LB Vincent Pollard, Key Losses: FL Willie Quinnie, C Kirk Tuck, CB Chris Brown, DE Deijon Hart 2002 Record: 5-7 2002 Conference USA Record: 4-4 2002 Conference USA Finish: T5th Series vs Memphis: UAB leads 3-2 Last Meeting: UAB 31, Memphis 17 (Sept. 28, 2002; Birmingham, AL)

Ht. 6-0 6-2 6-2 6-2 6-2

Wt. 200 235 190 235 230

Yr. So. So. Jr. Jr. Jr.

2002 Stats & Notes Averaged 4.5 yards per carry Threw for 14 TDS in 2002 Totaled 3 TD receptions Totaled 120 tackles, 18 for loss Recorded 104 total tackles, 69 solo

Zac Woodfin Linebacker

QB Darrell Hackney was the nation's No. 3-rated freshman signal caller in pass efficiency in 2003 and was named the CUSA Freshman of the Year by Sporting News.

SID OFFICE CONTACTS SID Office Phone: 205-934-0722 SID Fax: 205-934-7505 Sports Information Director/Football Contact (Home): Norm Reilly (205-621-9067) e-mail Address: nreilly@uab.edu Mailing Address: 617 13th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294-1160 Press Box Phone: 205-326-3814

Web Site: www.uabsports.com

TOP RETURNEES Name Pos. Dan Burks RB Darrell Hackney QB Roddy White WR Zac Woodfin DT Nigel Eldridge LB

Watson Brown Head Coach

GAME NOTES UAB has won the last three contests between the two schools, and now has a 32 lead in the series ... The Blazers defeated Memphis 31-17 in Birmingham last season ... UAB recovered two Tiger fumbles in the endzone for touchdowns during last year's contest ... Tiger QB Danny Wimprine threw for 259 yards but the team was held to just 68 yards rushing by UAB. 107


Mississippi State 6 GAME

October 11 ● 1:30 PM ● Scott Field ● Starkville, Miss.

2002 BULLDOG RESULTS ( 3-9 ) at Oregon JACKSONVILLE ST. AUBURN at LSU at South Carolina TROY STATE at Memphis KENTUCKY at Alabama TENNESSEE ARKANSAS at Mississippi

L W L L L W W L L L L L

13-36 51-13 14-42 13-31 10-34 11-8 29-17 24-45 14-28 17-35 19-26 12-24

2003 BULLDOG SCHEDULE Aug. 30 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22 Nov. 27

OREGON at Tulane at Houston LSU VANDERBILT MEMPHIS at Auburn at Kentucky ALABAMA at Tennessee at Arkansas MISSISSIPPI

Location: Starkville, Miss. Enrollment: 16,610 Conference: Southeastern (West) Nickname: Bulldogs School Colors: Maroon & White Stadium: Davis Wade Stadium @ Scott Field Capacity: 55,082 Playing Surface: Prescription Athletic Turf President: Dr. J. Charles Lee Athletic Director: Larry Templeton Head Coach: Jackie Sherrill Sherrill's record at MSU: 73-65-2 (12 years) Sherrill's overall record: 178-110-4 (25 years) Assistant Coaches: John Blake (DL), Steve Campbell (OL), Ron Cooper (Defensive Coordinator/Saf), Glenn Davis (RB), Curley Hallman (CB), Guy Holliday (WR), Terry Lewis (TE), Jim Tompkins (Asst. Head Coach/LB), Morris Watts (Offensive Coordinator/QB) Offensive Formation: Multiple Defensive Formation: 4-3 Lettermen Returning: 47 Lettermen Lost: 27 Offensive Starters Returning: 7 Defensive Starters Returning: 8 All-Star Candidates: QB Kevin Fant, FL Justin Jenkins, C Blake Jones, PK Brent Smith, OT David Stewart, SS Jason Clark, LB T.J. Mawhinney, FS Darren Williams Newcomers to Watch: QB Omarr Conner, DB Quinton Culberson, OL Donovan Davis, DB Jeramie Johnson, DL Deljuan Robinson Key Losses: CB Korey Banks, SS Josh Morgan, TE Donald Lee, SE Terrell Grindle, FB Justin Griffith 2002 Record: 3-9 2002 SEC Record: 0-8 2002 SEC Finish: 5th in SEC West Series vs Memphis: MSU leads 30-11-0 Last Meeting: Mississippi State 29, Memphis 17 (Oct. 19, 2002; Memphis, TN)

Kevin Fant Justin Jenkins Ray Ray Bivines T.J. Mawhinney Jason Clark

Pos.

Ht. Wt.

QB 6-2 FL 6-1 WR 5-11 LB 6-1 SS 6-1

207 210 172 235 240

Yr. 2002 Stats & Notes Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr.

Threw for 1,918 yds & 10 TDs in '02 Averaged 9.8 yards per carry Rushed for 511 yds & 4 TDs in '02 Tallied 88 tackles & 2 INTs Totaled 66 tackles & 2 sacks

Justin Jenkins Wide Receiver

SS Jason Clark powered the Bulldog defense with 66 tackles and two sacks in 2002.

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 42nd time in the series ... Four of the past five games have been played on national televison ... The Bulldogs have won the last nine meetings between the two schools ... Memphis led 17-13 entering the final period of last season's game ... The Tigers have played Mississippi State 12 times as 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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Houston 7 GAME

October 18 ● 7 PM ● Robertson Stadium ● Houston, Texas

2002 COUGAR RESULTS ( 5-7 )

W 24-10 L 13-34 W 36-17 L 11-41 L 17-34 L 34-51 W 56-42 W 26-21 L 48-54 (3OT) L 14-47 L 14-32 W 27-10

2003 COUGAR SCHEDULE Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Oct. 1 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22 Nov. 29

RICE at Michigan at UL-Lafayette MISSISSIPPI STATE at East Carolina at Tulane MEMPHIS TCU SOUTHERN MISS at Army at Louisville UAB

Yr. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. Sr.

Rex Hadnot Offensive Guard

Receiver Brandon Middleton led all Cougar receivers in 2002 with 674 yards and six touchdowns.

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: cburkha@mail.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

GAME NOTES

TOP RETURNEES Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Nick Eddy QB 6-4 250 Jermain Woodard DB 6-0 205 Anthony Evans RB 5-10 214 Brandon Middleton WR 5-11 185 Farouk Adelekan DL 6-2 272

Art Briles Head Coach

OPPONENTS

at Rice TULANE UL-LAFAYETTE at Texas at TCU at UAB ARMY at Memphis EAST CAROLINA at Cincinnati SOUTH FLORIDA LOUISVILLE

Location: Houston, Texas 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: Art Briles Briles' record at UH: First Season Briles' overall record: First Season Assistant Coaches: Dave Aranda (LB), Randy Clements (OL), Oscar Giles (DL), Ron Harris (Defensive Coordinator/Sec), Thomas McGaughey (Special Teams), Philip Montgomery (Backs), Derrick Odum (Sec), Jason Phillips (WR), Mike Spradlin (TE/WR) Offensive Formation: Multiple Defensive Formation: 4-3 Lettermen Returning: 52 Lettermen Lost: 22 Offensive Starters Returning: 6 Defensive Starters Returning: 8 All-Star Candidates: DE Farouk Adelekan, DT Matthew Bentley, LB Lance Everson, OG Rex Hadnot, C Al James, DT Kade Lane, WR Brandon Middleton, QB Barrick Nealy, WS Jermain Woodard Newcomers to Watch: RB Jackie Battle, OL Brandon Evans, OL Blake Garrison, CB Willie Gaston, WR Chad McCullar Key Losses: WR KeyKowa Bell, OL Chris Redding, RB Joffrey Reynolds, OL Chris Wheeler, DL Adrian Lee, DB Jesse Sowells 2002 Record: 5-7 2002 Conference Record: 3-5 2002 Conference Finish: 8th Series vs Memphis: UH leads 9-6-0 Last Meeting: Houston 26, Memphis 21 (Nov. 2, 2002, Memphis, TN)

2002 Stats & Notes Threw for 2,054 yds, 16 TDs in '02 Credited with 73 total tackles Rushed for 180 yds and 2 TDs Totaled 674 yards and 6 TDs in '02 Recorded 21 solo tackles & 9 sacks

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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 in 2001, marking just the second time the Tigers have won in Houston, Texas ... QB Danny Wimprine threw for 342 yards and two touchdowns in last year's game marking his first 300-yard performance ... Senior receiver Travis Anglin caught eight passes for 150 yards in the 2002 meeting with UH.


OPPONENTS

Tulane 8 GAME

October 25 ● 1:30 PM ● Louisiana Superdome ● New Orleans, La.

2002 GREEN WAVE RESULTS ( 8-5 )

SOUTHERN at Houston at East Carolina at Memphis TEXAS at UL-Monroe CINCINNATI UAB NAVY at TCU ARMY SOUTHERN MISS *vs. Hawai'i

W W L L L W W W W L L W W

37-19 34-13 20-24 10-38 0-49 52-9 35-17 35-14 51-30 10-17 10-14 31-10 36-28

*ConAgra Foods Hawaii Bowl

2003 GREEN WAVE SCHEDULE Sept. 1 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22

TCU NORTHWESTERN ST. MISSISSIPPI STATE at Army at Texas HOUSTON at Louisville MEMPHIS at Navy at UAB at Southern Miss EAST CAROLINA

Location: New Orleans, La. Enrollment: 12,381 Conference: Conference USA Nickname: Green Wave School Colors: Olive Green & Sky Blue Stadium: Louisiana Superdome Capacity: 69,767 Playing Surface: Artificial Turf President: Dr. Scott Cowen Athletic Director: Rick Dickson Head Coach: Chris Scelfo Scelfo's record at TU: 21-27 (4 years) Scelfo's overall record: 21-27 (4 years) Assistant Coaches: Giff Smith (Assoc. Head Coach/DL), Frank Scelfo (Offensive Coordinator/ QB), Eric Schumann (Defensive Coordinator/ILB), 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, LB Anthony Cannon, QB J.P. Losman, Newcomers to Watch: LB Patrick Benford, DL C.J. Davis, LB Kelvin Johnson, K Barrett Pepper Key Losses: K/P Seth Marler, FS Quentin Brown, CB Jeff Sanchez, DT Roxie Shelvin, DT Marlon Tickles 2002 Record: 8-5 2002 C-USA Record: 4-4 2002 C-USA Finish: T5th Series vs Memphis: Memphis leads 12-11-1 Last Meeting: Memphis 38, Tulane 10 (Sept. 21, 2002; Memphis, TN)

TOP RETURNEES Name Pos. Mewelde Moore RB Nick Narcisse WR J.P. Losman QB Anthony Cannon LB Wesley Heath LB

Ht. 6-0 6-0 6-3 6-0 6-0

Wt. 203 180 215 210 222

Yr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr.

Chris Scelfo Head Coach

Mewelde Moore Tailback

Senior quarterback J.P. Losman threw for 2,468 yards and 19 touchdowns in 2002.

SID OFFICE CONTACTS SID Office Phone: 504-862--8240 SID Fax: 504-865-5512 Sports Information Director/Football Contact (Home): Donna Turner (504-733-9208) 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

2002 Stats & Notes Gained 1,138 yards on 288 carries Caught five passes for 64 yds. in Hawai'i Bowl Threw for 2,468 yards & 19 TDs Tulane's leading tackler with 114 stops Had two games of double-digit tackles

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Memphis broke the series tie with a 38-10 win over the Green Wave last season and now leads 12-11-1 ... Tiger freshman running back DeAngelo Williams rushed for 166 yards and one touchdown against Tulane last season ... Williams' 86-yard touchdown run against the Green Wave ranks as the fifth-longest in school history ... Tiger linebacker Greg Harper sustained a broken leg versus Tulane.


East Carolina 9 GAME

November 1 ● 1 PM ● Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium ● Memphis, Tenn.

2002 PIRATE RESULTS ( 4-8 )

L 16-23 L 22-27 W 24-20 L 17-37 W 59-24 L 30-46 L 20-44 W 54-48(3OT) L 29-36 W 31-28 L 7-24 L 26-42

2003 PIRATE SCHEDULE Sept. 1 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 30 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 22 Nov. 29

at Cincinnati WEST VIRGINIA at Miami (FL) at Wake Forest HOUSTON NORTH CAROLINA at Army LOUISVILLE at Memphis SOUTH FLORIDA at Tulane SOUTHERN MISS

Ht. 6-5 5-9 6-0 6-0 6-6

Wt. 233 207 208 211 318

Yr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr.

Brian Rimpf Offensive Lineman

TB Art Brown was named to the 2002 all-C-USA second team after ranking sixth in the nation in scoring.

SID OFFICE CONTACTS SID Office Phone: 252-328-4522 SID Fax: 252-328-4528 Sports Information Director (Home): Craig Wells (252-756-9806) e-mail Address: wellscr@mail.ecu.edu Mailing Address: Ward Sports Medicine Bldg., Greenville, NC 27858 Press Box Phone: 252-328-4697

Web Site: www.ecupirates.com

TOP RETURNEES Name Pos. Paul Troth QB Art Brown TB Chris Moore ILB Terrance Copper WR Brian Rimpf OT

John Thompson Head Coach

OPPONENTS

at Duke at Wake Forest TULANE at West Virginia ARMY SOUTH FLORIDA at Louisville at Houston at UAB TCU at Southern Miss CINCINNATI

Location: Greenville, N.C. Enrollment: 20,615 Conference: Conference USA Nickname: Pirates School Colors: Purple & Gold Stadium: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium Capacity: 43,000 Playing Surface: Natural Grass President: Dr. William Muse Athletic Director: Mike Hamrick Head Coach: John Thompson Thompson's record at ECU: First Season Thompson's' overall record: First Season Assistant Coaches: Rick Stockstill (Offensive Coordinator/QB), Jerry Odom (Defensive Coordinator/ILB), J.B. Grimes (Asst. Head Coach/OL), Jerry McManus (RB), Lonnie Galloway (WR), Art Kaufman (DL), Fred Tate (OLB), Steve Janski (TE), Matt Graves (DB) Offensive Formation: Multiple Defensive Formation: Multiple Lettermen Returning: 49 Lettermen Lost: 19 Offensive Starters Returning: 8 Defensive Starters Returning: 5 All-Star Candidates: TB Art Brown, OT Brian Rimpf, ILB Chris Moore, QB Paul Troth Newcomers to Watch: OL Virgil Black, TE Josh Coffman, WR Juwon Crowell, RB Kevin Fain Key Losses: WR Richard Alston, WR Torey Morris, DT Ja'waren Blair, OLB John Williamson, CB Jerome Steward, PK Kevin Miller 2002 Record: 4-8 2002 Conference Record: 4-4 2002 Conference Finish: t5th Series vs Memphis: ECU leads 8-3-0 Last Meeting: East Carolina 32, Memphis 11 (Oct. 20, 2001, Greenville, NC)

GAME NOTES

2002 Stats & Notes Ranked 57th in nation in pass completions Rushed for 1,029 yds & 14 TDs Tallied 72 tackles & 3.5 sacks in '02 Totaled 30 catches for 395 yards Two-time first-team all-C-USA

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East Carolina defeated the Tigers 32-11 in Greenville, NC, in 2001 ... The Pirates lead the series 8-3-0 ... ECU head coach John Thompson served as the Tigers' defensive coordinator in 2000 ... Memphis kicker Ryan White became the school's second all-time leading scorer (223 pts.) when he booted a field goal in the 2nd period against ECU in 2001.


Louisville 10 GAME

November 15 ● 2 PM ● Papa John's Cardinal Stadium ● Louisville, Ky.

2002 CARDINALS RESULTS ( 7-6 ) KENTUCKY at Duke at Colorado State at Army FLORIDA STATE at Memphis TCU EAST CAROLINA CINCINNATI at Southern Miss UAB at Houston *vs. Marshall *GMAC Bowl

L W L W W W L W L W W L L

17-22 40-3 33-36 45-14 26-20 38-32 31-45 44-20 14-24 20-17 41-21 10-27 15-38

2003 CARDINALS SCHEDULE Aug. 31 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22 Nov. 29

at Kentucky at Syracuse UTEP TEMPLE at South Florida ARMY TULANE at East Carolina at TCU MEMPHIS HOUSTON at Cincinnati

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: Sport Grass President: Dr. James Ramsey Athletic Director: Tom Jurich Head Coach: Bobby Petrino Petrino's record at UL: First Season Petrino's overall record: First Season Assistant Coaches: Greg Nord (Asst. Head Coach/TE), Paul Petrino (Offensive Coordinator), Mike Gillhamer (Defensive Coordinator), Jeff Brohm (Special Teams/QB), Reggie Johnson (DL), Mike Summers (OL), Joel Thomas (RB), Joe Whitt, Jr. (CB), Kevin Wolthausen (LB) Offensive Formation: Multiple Defensive Formation: 4-3 F Lettermen Returning: 41 Lettermen Lost: 16 Offensive Starters Returning: 7 Defensive Starters Returning: 4 All-Star Candidates: TE Ronnie Ghent, LB Rod Day, WR/KR Broderick Clark, C Dan Koons, TE Richard Owens, WR Joshua Tinch Newcomers to Watch: RB Eric Shelton, QB Stefan LeFors, OL P.J. Tavarczky Key Losses: QB Dave Ragone, DE DeWayne White, S Curry Burns, S Anthony Floyd 2002 Record: 7-6 2002 C-USA Record: 5-3 2002 C-USA Finish: 3rd Series vs Memphis: UL leads series 20-18-0 Last Meeting: Louisville 38, Memphis 32 (Oct. 8, 2002; Memphis, TN)

Ht. 6-3 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-0

Wt. 255 191 220 215 220

Yr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. Jr.

2002 Stats & Notes 3-time 1st Team All-C-USA pick Returned two KOs for TDs Totaled 101 total tackles, 2 sacks Led Cards with 14 PBUs in '02 Rushed for 72 yds & 1 TD in '02

Rod Day Linebacker

2002 C-USA Special Teams Player of the Year Broderick Clark will again anchor the Cardinals' kick return game.

SID OFFICE CONTACTS SID Office Phone: 502-852-6581 SID Fax: 502-852-7401 Sports Information Director/Football Contact (Home): TBA e-mail Address: TBA 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. Ronnie Ghent TE Broderick Clark WR Rod Day LB Laroni Gallishaw CB Lionel Gates RB

Bobby Petrino Head Coach

Louisville leads the Memphis series at 20-18 ... The last seven games in the series have been decided by 37 total points ... Louisville won the last meeting between the two schools 38-32 ... The Cardinals have won the last four meetings, and nine of the last 11 contests ... Last year's game was played on Tuesday night on ESPN and marked the Tigers' first week night game. 112


Cincinnati 11 GAME

November 22 ● 1 PM ● Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium ● Memphis, Tenn.

2002 BEARCAT RESULTS ( 7-7 )

TCU WEST VIRGINIA OHIO STATE at Temple MIAMI (OH) at Tulane at Southern Miss MEMPHIS at Louisville HOUSTON at Hawai'i UAB at East Carolina *vs. North Texas *New Orleans Bowl

W L L W L L L W W W L W W

36-29 (OT) 32-35 19-23 35-22 26-31 17-35 14-23 48-10 24-14 47-14 19-20 31-23 42-26

2003 BEARCAT SCHEDULE Sept. 1 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22 Nov. 29

EAST CAROLINA at West Virginia TEMPLE at Miami (OH) SOUTHERN MISS at UAB ARMY at South Florida RHODE ISLAND at TCU at Memphis LOUISVILLE

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio 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: 48-56-1 (9 years) Minter's overall record: 48-56-1 (9 years) Assistant Coaches: Rusty Burns (Offensive Coordinator),Mark Criner (Co-Defensive Coordinator/LB), Mike Kolakowski (Co-Defensive Coordinator/Saf), Phil Dorn (Asst. Head Coach/RB), Dino Dawson (CB), Jeff Filkovski (QB), Ted Gill (DL), Scott Pethtel (TE) Offensive Formation: Pro Set Defensive Formation: 4-3 Lettermen Returning: 46 Lettermen Lost: 21 Offensive Starters Returning: 5 Defensive Starters Returning: 5 All-Star Candidates: QB Gino Guidugli, DE Trent Cole, LB Jamar Enzor, LB Tyjuan Hagler, SS Doug Monaghan, CB Zach Norton, C Josh Shneyderov, OG Kyle Takavitz Newcomers to Watch: WR Mike Daniels, DL Chris Flores, WR Hannibal Thomas, WR Cedric Dawley Key Losses: WR LaDaris Vann, WR Tye Keith, WR Jon Olinger, RB DeMarco McCleskey, DL Antwan Peek, DB Blue Adams 2002 Record: 7-7 2002 Conference Record: 6-2 2002 Conference Finish: 1st Series vs Memphis: UM leads 17-11-0 Last Meeting: Cincinnati 48, Memphis 10 (Oct. 26, 2002; Cincinnati, OH)

TOP RETURNEES Name Pos. Gino Giudugli QB Trent Cole DE Zach Norton CB George Murray WR Doug Monaghan SS

Ht. 6-3 6-4 6-0 6-1 6-3

Wt. 220 227 184 193 210

Yr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr.

Rick Minter Head Coach

Trent Cole Defensive End

QB Gino Guidugli was named to the C-USA second-team after setting almost every Bearcat single season passing record in 2002.

SID OFFICE CONTACTS SID Office Phone: 513-556-5191 SID Fax: 513-556-0619 Sports Information Director (Home):Tom Hathaway (513-385-2728) e-mail: Tom.Hathaway@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

2002 Stats & Notes Threw for 3,543 yards & 16 TDs in '02 Credited with 87 tackles and 5 sacks Totaled 52 tackles, incl. six for loss yardage 5th on squad with 26 catches for 278 yds. Recorded 88 tackles and 2 fumble recoveries

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The Tigers suffered a 48-10 loss to the Bearcats in Cincinnati in 2002 giving UC their first home win of the season ... Memphis continues to lead the series 17-11-0 ... UC has won the last three meetings in the series ... Memphis kick returner DeAngelo Williams had a school-record 156 yards in kickoff returns against UC in 2002 ... Memphis' last win over Cincinnati came in 1999 at Nippert Stadium.


South Florida 12 GAME

November 29 ● 1 PM ● Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium ● Memphis, Tenn.

2002 BULLS RESULTS ( 9-2 ) FLORIDA ATLANTIC NORTHERN ILLINOIS at Arkansas at Oklahoma at North Texas SOUTHERN MISS at East Carolina CHARLESTON SO. MEMPHIS BOWLING GREEN at Houston

W W L L W W W W W W W

51-10 37-6 3-42 14-31 24-17 16-13 46-30 56-6 31-28 29-7 32-14

2003 BULLS SCHEDULE Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 10 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 22 Nov. 29

at Alabama (Birmingham) NICHOLLS STATE at Army LOUISVILLE TCU at Charleston Southern at Southern Miss CINCINNATI at East Carolina UAB at Memphis

Location: Tampa, Fla. Enrollment: 39,000 Conference: Conference USA Nickname: Bulls School Colors: Green & Gold Stadium: Raymond James Stadium Capacity: 65,000 Playing Surface: Natural Grass President: Dr. Judy Genshaft Athletic Director: Lee Roy Selmon Head Coach: Jim Leavitt Leavitt's record at USF: 44-22 (6 years) Leavitt's overall record: 44-22 (6 years) Assistant Coaches: Wally Burnham (Co-Defensive Coordinator/LB), Mike Hobbie (Offensive Coordinator/TE), Greg Frey (OL), Rick Kravitz (Asst. Head Coach; Co-Defensive Coordinator/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: 64 Lettermen Lost: 19 Offensive Starters Returning: 7 Defensive Starters Returning: 5 All-Star Candidates: LB Maurice Jones, DB J.R. Reed, OT Derrick Sarosi, WR Huey Whittaker Newcomers to Watch: WR Darren Haliburton, LB Josh Balloon, DE Eric Thomas, LB Ronnie McCullough Key Losses: QB Marquel Blackwell, WR Ryan Hearn, WR DeAndrew Rubin, WR Hugh Smith, P Devin Sanderson, LB Kawika Mitchell, NT Tavares Jurineack, DT Greg Walls 2002 Record: 9-2 Series vs Memphis: Series tied 1-1-0 Last Meeting: South Florida 31, Memphis 28 (Nov. 9, 2002; Tampa, FL)

Pos.

Ht. Wt.

Clenton Crossley RB 5-10 Ronnie Banks QB 6-3 Huey Whittaker WR 6-5 J.R. Reed DB 5-11 Maurice Jones LB 6-2 Santiago Gramatica PK 5-10

210 230 225 200 245 165

Yr. 2002 Stats & Notes Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr.

Maurice Jones Linebacker

J.R. Reed returns as one of the top defensive threats for USF. He led the Bulls in interceptions in 2002 with six and totaled 95 tackles.

SID OFFICE CONTACTS SID Office Phone: 813-974-4086 SID Fax: 813-974-5328 Sports Information Director/Football Contact (Home): John Gerdes (813-971-4967) 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

Rushed for 415 yds & 3 TDs Completed 11 of 18 passes as backup QB Totaled 26 receptions & 3 TDs in 2002 Tallied 95 tackles and 6 INTs Recorded 94 tackles and 6 sacks for Bulls Was 16-of-21 as FG kicker, long of 41 yds.

This year marks the third meeting in the series between Memphis and South Florida ... Memphis won the 2001 game, 17-9, at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium ... USF defeated Memphis 31-28 in Tampa last season ... Tiger QB Danny Wimprine had his second 300-yard performance of the season against USF with 314 yards and two touchdowns.

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Series Records TENNESSEE TECH

MISSISSIPPI

(W-8, L-42, 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 1984 Oxford 1985 Memphis 1986 Jackson 1987 Memphis 1988 Jackson 1989 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 6-22 17-17 6-28 16-10 6-24 13-20

1990 Oxford 21-23 1991 Memphis 0-10 1992 Oxford 12-17 1993 Memphis 19-3 1994 Oxford 17-16 1995 Memphis 3-34 1998 Oxford 10-30 1999 Memphis 0-3 2002 Oxford 16-38 UM Record in Memphis: 6-22-2 UM Record in Oxford: 1-16 UM Record in Jackson: 1-4 West vs Mississippi: 0-1-0 Cutcliffe vs UM: 2-0 Longest UM win streak: 3 (1973-76) Longest Mississippi win streak: 17 (1921-62)

SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI (W-17, L-35, 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 1988 Hattiesburg 1989 Memphis 1990 Hattiesburg 1991 Memphis 1992 Hattiesburg 1993 Memphis 1994 Hattiesburg 1995 Memphis 1996 Hattiesburg 1997 Memphis 1998 Hattiesburg 1999 Memphis 2000 Hattiesburg 2001 Memphis 2002 Hattiesburg UM Record in Memphis: 13-16-0 UM Record in Hattiesburg: 2-17-0 UM Record in Jackson: 2-2-1

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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 0-16 18-42 3-45 5-20 3-24 22-17 14-33

West vs USM: 1-1-0 Bower vs UM: 9-3-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 6 (1966-71) Longest USM Win Streak: 7 (1994-00)

ARKANSAS STATE

(W-25, L-20, T-5) Year Site Score 1914 Memphis 6-18 1915 Jonesboro 0-41 1916 Jonesboro 0-27 1917 Jonesboro 0-19 1918 Jonesboro 37-6 1919 Jonesboro 0-6 1920 Jonesboro 0-13 1921 Jonesboro 0-19 1922 Memphis 68-0 1923 Jonesboro 6-0 1925 Jonesboro 0-19 1926 Memphis 0-7 1927 Memphis 6-9 1928 Memphis 19-14 1929 Jonesboro 6-0 1930 Memphis 6-13 1931 Jonesboro 6-14 1932 Memphis 6-12 1933 Jonesboro 0-0 1934 Memphis 18-0 1935 Jonesboro 0-18 1938 Jonesboro 38-2 1939 Memphis 6-7 1947 Memphis 19-19 1948 Memphis 34-13 1949 Jonesboro 61-7 1950 Memphis 60-7 1953 Memphis 0-20 1954 Memphis 26-7 1955 Memphis 20-21 1956 Jonesboro 34-0 1957 Memphis 34-0 1975 Memphis 10-29 1980 Memphis 24-3 1982 Memphis 12-0 1983 Memphis 14-14 1984 Memphis 17-2 1986 Memphis 10-30 1987 Memphis 21-21 1988 Memphis 9-7 1989 Memphis 13-17 1990 Memphis 24-24 1991 Memphis 31-21 1992 Memphis 37-7 1993 Memphis 45-3 1994 Memphis 15-6 1997 Memphis 38-9 1998 Memphis 35-19 1999 Memphis 31-26 2000 Jonesboro 19-17 UM Record in Memphis: 18-11-4 UM Record in Jonesboro: 7-9-1 West vs ASU: first meeting Roberts vs UM: first meeting Longest UM Win Streak: 7 (1991-99) Longest ASU Win Streak: 4 (1914-17)

SERIES RECORDS

(W-9, L-7, T-4) Year Site Score 1931 Memphis 0-13 1932 Cookeville 7-24 1933 Memphis 13-0 1934 Cookeville 0-0 1935 Memphis 0-0 1936 Cookeville 0-25 1937 Memphis 13-14 1938 Cookeville 26-14 1939 Memphis 0-15 1940 Cookeville 13-16 1952 Cookeville 0-35 1953 Memphis 14-7 1954 Cookeville 25-25 1955 Memphis 20-12 1956 Cookeville 14-14 1957 Memphis 40-7 1958 Cookeville 13-0 1959 Memphis 14-3 1960 Cookeville 37-6 1962 Memphis 12-6 UM Record in Memphis: 6-3-1 UM Record in Cookeville: 3-4-3 West vs. TTU: first meeting Hennigan vs. UM: 0-1-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 5 (1957-62) Longest TTU Win Streak: 4 (1934-37)

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UAB

(W-2, L-3, T-0) Year Site Score 1997 Memphis 28-7 1999 Birmingham 38-14 2000 Birmingham 9-13 2001 Memphis 14-17 2002 Birmingham 17-31 UM Record in Memphis: 1-1-0 UM Record in Birmingham: 1-2-0 West vs UAB: 0-2-0 Brown vs UM: 3-7 Longest UM Win Streak: 2 (1997-99) Longest UAB Win Streak: 3 (2000-02)

MISSISSIPPI STATE

(W-11, L-29, T-0) Year Site Score 1951 Memphis 20-27 1953 Memphis 6-34 1954 Starkville 7-27 1955 Starkville 0-33 1957 Starkville 6-10 1958 Starkville 6-28 1959 Starkville 23-28 1960 Starkville 0-21 1961 Memphis 16-23 1962 Starkville 28-7 1963 Memphis 17-10 1965 Memphis 33-13 1974 Memphis 28-29 1975 Memphis 7-17 1976* Memphis 33-42 1977 Memphis 21-13 1978 Memphis 14-44 1979 Jackson 14-13 1980 Memphis 7-34 1981 Jackson 3-20 1982 Memphis 17-41 1983 Starkville 30-13 1984 Memphis 23-12 1985 Starkville 28-31 1986 Memphis 17-34 1987 Starkville 6-9 1988 Memphis 31-10 1989 Starkville 10-35 1990 Memphis 23-27 1991 Starkville 28-23 1992 Memphis 16-20 1993 Starkville 45-35 1994 Memphis 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 2001 Starkville 10-30 2002 Memphis 17-29 UM Record in Memphis: * 6-17 UM Record in Starkville: 4-13 UM Record in Jackson: 1-1 West vs Mississippi State: 0-2-0 Sherrill vs Memphis: 10-2-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 3 (1962-65) Longest Miss. State Win Streak: 9 (1951-61 & 1994-2002) *MSU win later forfeited by the NCAA

HOUSTON

(W-6, L-9, T-0) Year Site 1963 Memphis 1966 Houston 1967 Houston 1968 Memphis 1971 Memphis 1973 Houston 1974 Houston 1975 Memphis 1978 Memphis 1996 Houston 1997 Memphis

Score 29-6 14-13 18-35 7-27 7-35 21-35 10-13 14-7 17-3 20-37 24-3

1998 Houston 14-35 2000 Memphis 30-33 (3ot) 2001 Houston 52-33 2002 Memphis 21-26 UM Record in Memphis: 4-4-0 UM Record in Houston: 2-5-0 West vs Houston: 1-1-0 Briles vs UM: first meeting Longest UM Win Streak: 2 (1963-66) & (1975-78) Longest Houston Win Streak: 5 (1967-74)

TULANE

(W-12, 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 2002 Memphis 38-10 UM Record in Memphis: 8-3 UM Record in New Orleans: 4-8-1 West vs Tulane: 1-0-0 Scelfo vs UM: 1-2-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 5 (1990-96) Longest Tulane Win Streak: 4 (1978-82)

EAST CAROLINA

(W-3, L-8, T-0) Year Site Score 1990 Memphis 17-24 1991 Greenville 13-20 1992 Memphis 42-7 1993 Greenville 34-7 1994 Memphis 6-30 1995 Greenville 17-31 1996 Memphis 10-20 1997 Greenville 10-32 1998 Memphis 31-34 2000 Memphis 17-10 2001 Greenville 11-32 UM Record in Memphis: 2-4 UM Record in Greenville: 1-4 West vs ECU: 0-1 Thompson vs Memphis: first meeting Longest UM Win Streak: 2 (1992-93) Longest ECU Win Streak: 5 (1994-98)

LOUISVILLE

(W-18, L-20, T-0) Year Site 1948 Memphis 1952 Memphis 1961 Louisville 1962 Memphis 1963 Louisville 1964 Memphis 1968 Louisville 1969 Memphis 1970 Louisville 1971 Memphis 1972 Louisville 1973 Memphis 1974 Louisville 1975 Memphis

Score 13-7 29-25 28-13 49-0 25-0 34-0 44-14 69-16 27-40 20-26 0-17 28-21 16-10 41-7

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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 2002 Memphis UM Record in Memphis: 11-9-0 UM Record in Louisville: 7-11-0 West vs Louisville: 0-2-0 Petrino vs UM: first meeting Longest UM Win Streak: 8 (1948-69) Longest UL Win Streak: 5 (1992-96)

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 32-38

CINCINNATI

(W-17, L-11, 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 2002 Cincinnati 10-48 UM Record in Memphis: 11-4 UM Record in Cincinnati: 6-7 West vs Cincinnati: 0-2-0 Minter vs UM: 5-4 Longest UM Win Streak: 8 (1966-74) Longest UC Win Streak: 3 (1980-82 & 20002002)

SOUTH FLORIDA

(W-1, L-1, T-0) Year Site 2001 Memphis 2002 Tampa UM Record in Memphis: 1-0-0 UM Record in Tampa: 0-1-0 West vs. South Florida: 1-1-0 Leavitt vs. UM: 1-1-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 1 (2001) Longest USF Win Streak: 1 (2002)

Score 17-9 28-31


'02 REVIEW


'02 REVIEW INSIDE THIS SECTION

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MURRAYSTATE OLEMISS SOUTHERNMISSISSIPPI TULANE UAB LOUISVILLE MISSISSIPPISTATE CINCINNATI HOUSTON SOUTHFLORIDA ARMY TCU 2002 FINALSTATISTICS MISCELLANEOUSSTATS GAME-BY-GAMESTATS 2002KEYDEPARTURES 2002 DIARY


Murray State MEMPHIS, TN - University of Memphis quarterback Danny Wimprine tossed a school-record, five touchdown passes while freshman running back DeAngelo Williams rushed for 129 yards and another score as the Tigers opened the season with a 526 win over Murray State. The win m a r k e d Liberty BowlStadium Memphis’s first season-opening Memphis, TN victory since a 45Aug. 31, 2002 25 win over No. 25 Mississippi Att. 29,694 State in 1993 and the most points in a season opener since a 64-0 shutout of Union University en route to a 9-2 record in 1950. Wimprine, who started five games as a red-shirt freshman last year, completed 23-of-32 passes for 245 yards. He was 5-for-6 on the Tigers’ first drive of the season, completing a 20-yard touchdown pass to Antoine Harden. The score marked the first time Memphis had opened a season with a scoring drive since the Tigers jumped out to a 10-0 first-quarter lead against Mississippi State in 1997. On the Tigers’ third play from scrimmage of that game, senior quarterback Bernard Oden connected with tailback P.T. Jones who set sail for a 65-yard touchdown gallop. The Bulldogs would score 10, fourth quarter points to come back and win in Starkville 13-10. But in 2002, Memphis just kept rolling up points against the Division I-AA Racers. Wimprine completed touchdown passes in all four quarters and his five scoring strikes set a school record he had tied last year against Army when he had four in a 42-10 win. James Earl Wright originally set the former record with four touchdown passes against Tulsa in 1961 and Steve Matthews tied the mark against Tulane in 1992. Wimprine would hook up with Travis Anglin for two of the touchdown passes including a 24-yarder with 11:29 to play in the second quarter to give Memphis a 16-0 lead. The scoring drive was set up by a 29-yard punt return by Darron White to the Racer 44. Senior running back Dante Brown would run for 16 yards and Wimprine would carry for nine yards prior to the score. Anglin would also score on an 8-yard touchdown

1 Game

reception early in the third quarter to cap a 10-play, 80-yard Memphis drive. The Tigers faced third down just once on the series. Anglin converted a third-and-seven with an 8yeard reception. White had back-to-back, 9-yard receptions and Brown had a 15-yard run during the drive. The U of M had five first downs on that series alone and finished with 30 first downs, tying for third most alltime. The Tigers’ 522 yards of total offense also marked the eighth-highest offensive production by a Memphis team and the most since rolling up 630 yards against Cincinnati in 1984. White would haul in a 15-yard touchdown pass on a third-quarter drive which featured a 26-yard Brown run while Tavares Gideon’s 11-yard touchdown reception with 7:15 to play capped a 9-play, 80-yard drive which included 41 rushing yards on four Williams carries. Memphis’s running tandem of Williams and Brown averaged 11.5 yards per carry. Williams debuted with 129 yards on 12 carries (10.8 yards per carry). Brown ran for 89 yards on seven carries (12.7 per run). Williams’ rushing night marked the first time a freshman running back had debuted with a 100-yard game since Larry Porter rushed for 206 yards against Arkansas State in 1990. Williams was not the only rookie to have a stellar start to their U of M careers. Freshman place kicker Stephen Gostkowski originally came to The U of M to play baseball but won a starting job in preseason camp and knocked through a 50-yard field goal for the Tigers’ second score. He also connected on five of six point-after tries. Gostkowski’s field goal came after the Tigers were whistled for delay of game and the attempt was backed up from 45 to 50 yards. Gostkowski’s kick hit the crossbar and bounded through the uprights giving Memphis a 10-0 lead with 6:52 to play in the first quarter. The Madison, Miss., native also had four kickoffs drilled into the end zone, including three touchbacks. Freshman defensive back O.C. Collins had 2.5 tackles, two solos and one assist, as well as a 35-yard interception return. The Murray State fumble recovery was one of two times the Racers would benefit from starting drives on the short side of the field. The Tigers turned the ball over four times in the first half and Murray State’s only points came after one of the turnovers. Following the Racer fumble recovery, a 7-yard run by Mario Riley and runs of two and six yards by Ulysses Odoms would give Murray State a first-and-goal from the eight. Billy Blanchard would be stopped at the goal line by Coot Terry and Greg Harper on third down before Racer quarterback Stewart Childress scored on a 1-yard run to breakup the shutout and cut the Tigers’ lead to 24-6 at halftime. Another freshman capped Memphis’s scoring as Marcus West picked up a Murray State fumble and rumbled 34 yards for a touchdown with 22 seconds to play in the game.

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MEMPHIS SCORING SUMMARY Murray State 0 Memphis 10

6 14

0 14

0 14

6 52

UM (11:28 re 1st) Harden 20 pass from Wimprine (Gostkowski kick) UM (6:52 re 1st) Gostkowski 50 FG UM (11:29 re 2nd) Anglin 24 pass from Wimprine (Gostkowski kick failed) UM (10:44 re 2nd) Williams 4 run (Williams run) MSU (0:07 re 2nd) Childress 1 run (Ohliger kick) UM (8:15 re 3rd) Anglin 8 pass from Wimprine (Gostkowski kick) UM (3:06 re 3rd) White 15 pass from Wimprine (Gostkowski kick) UM (7:15 re 4th) Gideon 11 pass from Wimprine (Gostkowski kick) UM (0:22 re 4th) West 34 fumble return (Gostkowski kick)

TEAM STATS

MEM

MSU

First Downs Rushes-Yds Passes Passing Yds KO Return Yds Punts-Avg Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yds Time of Poss. Sacks by

30 34-267 24-33-0 255 2-39 2-34.0 4-4 9-45 28:25 1-6

13 42-210 13-25-2 75 6-143 8-42.9 2-2 10-86 31:35 1-10

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Rushing: MEM- Williams 12-129-1, D. Brown 7-89-0, Wimprine 9-35-0, And.Harden 3-8-0, White 16-0, Oduah 1-6-0. MSU- Riley 10-68-0, Blanchard 1353-0, Odoms 5-40-0, Christon 2-25-0, Byars 4-17-0, Childress 5-4-1. Passing: MEM-Wimprine 23-32-245-5-0, Hilliard 1-1-10-0-0. MSU-Childress 13-24-75-0-2. Receiving: MEM-White 8-73-1, Anglin 6-722, Atw.Harden 4-54-1, Gideon 2-22-1, Garcia 1-4-0, D.Brown 1-10-0, Price 1-10-0, Higgins 1-10-0. MSUChriston 3-36-0, Green 3-14-0, Nutter 3-13-0, St. Louis 2-5-0, Riley 1-5-0, Odoms 1-2-0. Interceptions: MEM-Collins 1-35-0, Thomas 1-0-0. MSU-none. Attendance: 29,694 (Weather: 82 degrees, Wind light, partly cloudy, rain prior to kickoff).

NOTES ◆ Sophomore quarterback Danny Wimprine set a new Memphis record with five touchdowns passes in the game. Wimprine had set the record with four TD passes against Army in 2001. ◆ Freshman safety O.C. Collins registered his first collegiate interception against Murray State. He returned the pick for 35-yards. ◆ Darron White had a career high eight pass receptions for 73 yards and one touchdown. White also led the team in punt returns.


Ole Miss OXFORD, MS - Mississippi quarterback Eli Manning completed three touchdown passes and the Rebel defense held Memphis to just 18 rushing yards as Ole Miss posted a 38-16 win over its Mid-South rival in VaughtHemingway Stadium. Manning completed touchdown passes of 20 and 10 yards Vaught-Hemingway in the second quarter as the Oxford, MS Rebels built a 17Sept. 7, 2002 7 halftime lead. Rick Razzano’s Att. 54,718 2-yard touchdown run with 3:43 remaining in the third quarter extended the Ole Miss lead to 24-7. After going the entire second quarter and most of the third without a first down, Memphis was able to cut the Rebels’ lead and get back into the game. Dante Brown had successive runs of six yards each for the Tigers’ first, first down since a 50-yard touchdown pass from Danny Wimprine to Antoine Harden which gave the Tigers’ a 7-0 lead with 5:05 left in the first quarter. A roughing the quarterback flag on Ole Miss moved the ball to midfield and Wimprine again hooked up with Harden for another 50-yard scoring strike, cutting the Rebels’ lead to 24-13 with 1:57 left in the third quarter. The Tigers were called for unsportsmanlike conduct for celebrating in the end zone and Stephen Gostkowski missed the long, extra-point conversion after the U of M was penalized 15 yards. Memphis began the fourth quarter with another long drive. Starting inside the U of M 15, Wimprine led the Tigers down the field and into the red zone, completing six of his first seven passes during the series. Facing second-and-14 following a quarterback sack, Wimprine completed a 12-yard pass to Travis Anglin and hooked up again with Anglin for a seven-yard pickup on the Tigers’ next play. Wimprine would later complete a 33yard pass to Anglin to the Ole Miss 21. On first down from the 21, Brown carried for eight yards to the 13 but a pair of incompletions followed and the Tigers settled for a 30-yard Gostkowski field goal to cut Mississippi’s lead to 24-16 with 8:50 to play.

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MEMPHIS After a 33-yard return by Ronald McClendon on the ensuing kickoff, Ole Miss went 63 yards on 9 plays, scoring on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Manning to Vashon Pearson. The score with 4:09 left gave Ole Miss a 31-16 lead. Later, a 62-yard punt return for a touchdown by Jason Armstead sealed the win. Armstead set a school record for punt return yards with 157. Memphis struggled in the kicking game as was evident by the average starting field position. Memphis’s average field position was its own 19 while the Rebels enjoyed an average field position of their own 43. The second quarter proved pivotal in the Ole Miss win. In addition to the Rebels scoring 17 unanswered points to jump out to a 17-7 lead, the Ole Miss defense held the Tigers to just 19 second-quarter yards – 15 rushing and four passing. Wimprine completed just 1-of-8 passes in the quarter. And it could have been worse if not for a U of M defensive stop inside the five and a couple missed Ole Miss field goal attempts. Jonathan Nichols missed a 38-yard field goal attempt with 13:04 to play in the half but on the Tigers’ next play from scrimmage Jamil Northcutt intercepted a Wimprine pass and returned it 19 yards to the Memphis six. After a pair of two-yard runs by Pearson, Ole Miss faced third and goal from the two. Manning’s third-down pass attempt fell incomplete and the Rebels settled for a 19yard Nichols field goal with 11:25 to play in the quarter. On its next drive, Ole Miss drove from its own 34 to the Memphis 21. Facing third-and-six, Manning had to rush a pass which fell incomplete as outside backer Jason Brown blitzed. Nichols missed a 39-yard field goal on fourth down. But Mississippi would score on its final two series of the half after beginning drives at its own 49 and 45. Manning completed a 20-yard touchdown pass to Bill Flowers to cap a five-play, 51-yard drive which included runs of 13 and 11 yards by Taye Biddle and Pearson. The Rebels began their final drive with 2:26 to play and Robert Williams carried for gains of 11, 12 and 12 yards to move the ball to the Memphis 20. After a pair of runs for gains of 4 and 6 yards by McClendon, Manning completed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Chris Collins with 41 seconds to play in the half. Williams had 107 of the Rebels’ 214 rushing yards while Manning completed 14-of-30 passes for 174 yards. After having 267 rushing yards a week earlier against Murray State, the Tigers struggled Running the ball against Mississippi. Brown had 40 rushing yards on 10 carries while DeAngelo Williams managed just one yard on two carries and Wimprine was sacked five times. Aided by his two, 50-yard touchdown passes to Harden, Wimprine completed 20-of-38 passes for 271 yards against the Rebels.

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MEM (5:05 re 1st ) Harden 50 pass from Wimprine (Gostkowski kick) Ole Miss (11:25 re 2nd) Nichols 19 FG Ole Miss (3:28 re 2nd) Flowers 20 pass from Manning (Nichols kick) Ole Miss (:41 re 2nd) Collins 10 pass from Manning (Nichols kick) Ole Miss (3:43 re 3rd) Razzano 2 run (Nichols kick) MEM (1:57 re 3rd) Harden 50 pass from Wimprine (kick failed) MEM (8:50 re 4th ) Gostkowski 30 FG Ole Miss (4:09 re 4th ) Pearson 15 pass from Manning (Nichols kick) Ole Miss (2:47 re 4th ) Armstead 62 punt return (Nichols kick) TEAM STATS First Downs Rushes-Yds Passes Passing Yds KO Return Yds Punts-Avg Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yds Time of Poss. Sacks by

MEM 14 20-18 20-38-1 271 46 8-43.4 1-1 5-42 27:17 0-0

OLE MISS 26 42-214 14-30-0 174 86 4-48.2 0-0 6-65 32:43 5-33

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Rushing: MEM-Brown 10-40-0, Williams 2-1-0. Ole Miss-Williams 17-107-0, McClendon 9-43-0, Pearson 10-40-0. Passing: MEM-Wimprine 20-38-1-271-2. Ole Miss-Manning 14-30-0-174-3. Receiving: MEM-Anglin 5-76-0, Harden 4-1192, White 3-31-0. Ole Miss-Collins 3-35-1, Razzano 3-32. Interceptions: MEM-none. Ole Miss-Northcutt 1-19-0. Attendance: 54,718. (Weather: 84 degrees, Wind 8 SE, Fair Skies).

NOTES ◆ Sophomore quarterback Danny Wimprine threw two touchdown passes of 50-yards against Ole Miss. Both touchdown passes were to receiver Antoine Harden. ◆ True freshman defensive back O.C. Collins gained his first as a Tiger against Ole Miss. ◆ The Tigers were without the services of both of their tight ends in the Ole Miss game. Starter Jeff Cameron suffered a torn ACL in practice and missed the game. Freshman John Doucette suffered a neck injury in practice and is expected to return to the team for the Southern Mississippi contest.


Southern Miss HATTIESBURG, MS – Derrick Nix ran for 196 yards and two touchdowns as Southern Mississippi defeated Memphis 33-14 in both teams’ Conference USA opener. Nix’s yardage on 21 carries (a 9.3 yards per carry average) flirted with setting a Memphis opponent record. By M.M. Roberts Stadium halftime the senior had 175 Hattiesburg, MS rushing yards. Sept. 14, 2002 Georgia’s Herschel Walker Att. 28,419 (1982) holds the record of 216 rushing yards. The previous week Nix ran for 201 yards in a win over Illinois. A n d Nix’s backup, Anthony Harris, also had a 100-yard rushing game, finishing with 121 yards and a touchdown run on 27 carries. As a team, USM tallied 356 yards on the ground and 524 yards of total offense. Nix accounted for 46 yards on Southern Miss’s first scoring drive, a 13-play, 96-yard series which took up 5:20 of playing time. After USM quarterback Mickey D’Angelo converted a third-and-four from the Southern 10 with an 8-yard carry, Nix rolled off a 15-yard run to the USM 33. D’Angelo then completed an 11-yard pass to Bobby Garner and a 12yarder to Leroy Handy. Nix would later rumble for 17 yards. He fumbled the ball on the play but wide receiver Kenneth Johnson would pounce on it at the Memphis 18. Handy would catch a 10yard pass before Nix finished off the drive with an 8-yard carry and a 2-yard touchdown run with 2:28 to play in the first quarter. Curt Jones would add a 30-yard field goal with 9:50 to play in the first half to give USM a 10-0 lead. Southern Miss would move the ball from its own 31 to The U of M 28 on its next drive and faced third-and-8. D’Angelo took the snap and stopped after hearing a whistle. When he realized the whistle did not come from the field, the USM signal called rolled right and threw an incomplete pass. Jones would then miss a 45-yard field goal attempt which hit the left upright. On the Tigers’ next play from scrimmage, Danny Wimprine hooked up with Antoine Harden down the middle

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