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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 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.

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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!

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

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

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

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 2004, 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 base-

ball, tennis, track and softball championships. It was the city’s second year to host the event. 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.

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 will be played in new FedEx Forum this fall. The Tigers competed before 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 Memphis Redbirds are in their fifth 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 2004 home baseball games to Autozone Park. In an agreement with Redbirds management, the Tigers were able to play seven events in the AAA park in the spring of 2004. 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 47th 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 Re-

search 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 $14.6 million towards fighting childhood catastrophic diseases. Past champions of the FedEx St. Jude Golf Classic have included such noted players as David Toms, 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 championship-level tennis tournaments in North America

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and one of only two in the world to be held in a private club. For 27 years, the sport’s brightest stars have come to Memphis and have voted the February tournament among their favorite stops worldwide Players like Pete Sampras give Memphis fans great on the ATP tennis to cheer for at Kroger St. Jude Tour. International. T h e event has brought to Memphis such noted players as P e t e 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 FedEx Forum in the fall of 2004. The new arena

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 City of Memphis

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 beautiful 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 2003-04 at the Orpheum included Broadway hits The Lion King, The Produc-

ers and Rent, 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. 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.

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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 10 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.

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 Silky O’Sullivan’s 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 sight along the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Memphis.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 served as a student-manager at the University of Memphis for four years before working a one-year internship with the Miami Dolphins, has received his degree from the U of M and will work as a graduate assistant in the equipment room this fall while working on his master’s degree. Weaver was one of just two student managers selected by the NFL’s Dolphins to return after summer camp and work the 2003 season. In addition to his duties with the U of M equipment staff, Weaver has done a stint as a student worker in the Athletic Media Relations office at the University of Memphis.

Senior Manager ASHLEIGH McALPIN

The new equipment room at Murphy Athletic Complex has given managers additional working and storage areas.

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 renovaHead Manager tion 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 dis-

tribute 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, is equipped with two complete laundry rooms to handle the cleaning of uniforms for the football, baseball, track and soccer teams. The new laundry rooms is located adjacent to the equipment room and has effectively cut the cleaning time in half. The new equipment room was adapted with wall basket units so that each athlete is able to pick up their basket upon arrival at Murphy Complex and does 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 also has 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 was more than tripled in size. The old equipment shed, located south of the main building, was removed to make way for the renovation and a new two-bay equipment storage building was 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. Head equipment manager Mark Hohorst, who is in his fourth 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 as-

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sistant 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. Working as football managers this fall are Kevin Weaver (graduate assistant), Ashleigh McAlpin, Chris Coggins, Brandon Ross, Ryan McPhail, Kevin Boyd, Keith Robinson, Greg Montgomery, Ben Todd and Chris White.

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The new Tiger training room at Murphy Complex is equipped 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 the training staff additional space to service the needs of numerous studentathletes at the same time.

Team Physicians

Dr. Barney Freeman Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Fred Azar Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Barry Phillips Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Arthur Franklin Team Physician

Dr. Allen Sills Neurosurgeon

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

Dr. Tom Meriwether Team Physician

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 Asst. AD/Support Services 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. Assistant AD/Support Services Eddie Cantler, who is in his 35th year at The University of Mem-

phis, has been promoted to an administrative position within athletics. He will oversee the Tigers’ sports medicine program. Cantler, who served as the head trainer from 1980-2003, will have three full-time certified athletic trainers, two graduate assistants and 18 student trainers. Assistant athletic trainer Mike Rodrigues is in his third 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 third 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.

MEMPHIS Allen Sills serves as the team’s neurosurgeon. Tiger athletes are fortunate to have the two largest privately owned hospital systems in the world located in Memphis. Baptist Hospital and Methodist Hospital offer the finest in healthcare to area residents and handle the care of Memphis athletes. The athletic training staff is one support group that the athletic teams cannot do without. They are responsible for staffing all practices and games as well as handling the day-to-day rehabilitation of injured or post-surgery student-athletes. The goal of the sports medicine department is not only to care for injuries, but to assist the athletes in preventing the injuries from occurring.

Mike Rodrigues Asst. Trainer

Jennifer Bricker Asst. Trainer

Tigers in the Pros

Ken Irvin Buffalo Bills/ New Orleans Saints/Minnesota Vikings

Michael Stone Arizona Cardinals

Jerome Woods Kansas City Chiefs

Tigers in the Pros Reggie Howard Carolina Panthers & Miami Dolphins

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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 106 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 (Minnesota), Jerome Woods (Kansas City), Mike McKenzie (Green Bay), Michael Stone (Arizona), Idrees Bashir (Indianapolis), and Reggie Howard (Miami). Memphis has had six first round picks over the years and have had 12 players participate in Super Bowl Championship games. For further information on Tiger professionals including St. Louis Rams All-Pro receiver Isaac Bruce see page 236.

Mike McKenzie Green Bay Packers

Idrees Bashir Indianapolis Colts

Strength & Conditioning

IRON TIGER COMPETITION WINTER 2004 (Testing was completed in April at the conclusion of Winter conditioning & spring football practice) Name Category Bench Squat Clean Vertical Jump 40 Derron Parquet, RB Ultimate Iron Tiger 360 550 420 44" 4.23 DeAngelo Williams, RB Ultimate Iron Tiger 400 515 360 37" 4.20 LaKendus Cole, RB Ultimate Iron Tiger 390 535 315 40.5” 4.31 Tim Goodwell, LB Ultimate Iron Tiger 350 540 350 37.5” 4.49 Robert Douglas, FB Ultimate Iron Tiger 350 540 330 40" 4.63 Derek Clenin, DB Superior Iron Tiger 335 530 275 35.5” 4.56 Cato Mott, OLB Superior Iron Tiger 350 565 320 37" 4.55 Daniel Byram, WR Superior Iron Tiger 330 510 305 39.5" 4.50 Brian Davis, RB Superior Iron Tiger 335 480 265 38” 4.22 Javar Pollard, DB Superior Iron Tiger 330 500 270 39.5" 4.41 Jermaine Chambers, DB Superior Iron Tiger 330 500 310 36.5” 4.67 Quinton McCrary, OLB Superior Iron Tiger 360 510 285 39” 4.58 Tavarious Davis, WR Superior Iron Tiger 305 450 310 38.5” 4.53 Chris Kelley, WR Superior Iron Tiger 315 425 315 38" 4.49 Danny Wimprine, QB Superior Iron Tiger 325 485 377 37" 4.65 Carlton Baker, ILB Superior Iron Tiger 450 480 345 30” 4.62 Cameron Essex, DB Superior Iron Tiger 335 385 250 39.5" 4.43 Marcus West, DE Super Tiger 400 490 325 35" 4.75 Olen Whitely, DB Super Tiger 310 480 300 36” 4.46 Carson Hunter, OLB Super Tiger 395 560 345 29” 4.81 Jamarcus Gaither, RB Super Tiger 305 460 270 34.5” 4.43 Michael Spurlock, ILB Super Tiger 300 480 335 35” 4.65 Lionel Pieh, DB Super Tiger 345 475 370 38.5" NT Maurice Avery, WR Super Tiger 315 475 280 31.5" 4.52 Tristan Thomas, DB Super Tiger 270 390 260 37" 4.50 O.C. Collins, DB Super Tiger 315 350 250 35” 4.56 Kenyun Glover, OG Super Tiger 450 540 355 30.5” 5.03 Shaka Hill, DE Super Tiger 380 490 280 32.5" 4.78 Brandon Stewart, WR Super Tiger 330 485 230 34.5" 4.58 John Doucette, TE Super Tiger 365 550 345 31.5” 4.90 Sam Brewer, DB Iron Tiger 235 440 260 33" 4.41 Patrick Byrne, QB Iron Tiger 250 460 275 34” 4.52 Jason Johnson, OT Iron Tiger 350 470 330 31.5” 5.00 James Corder, OG Iron Tiger 425 485 380 28.5” 5.26 Blake Butler, OT Iron Tiger 385 470 335 29.5” 5.12 Tavares Gideon, WR Iron Tiger 340 330 240 36.5” 4.61 David Davis, OT Iron Tiger 360 500 320 33.5” 5.09 David McNair, DE Iron Tiger 390 475 325 30.5” 4.79 Mike Snyder, ILB Iron Tiger 325 470 350 30” 4.79 Tim Myers, WR Iron Tiger 275 350 215 38” 4.71 Jared Bidne, DS Iron Tiger 430 410 340 31.5” 5.18 Albert Means, DT Iron Tiger 440 485 335 27.5” 5.25 Charles Davis, ILB Iron Tiger 375 445 280 32.5” 5.04 Jamaal Rufus, DB Iron Tiger 285 385 245 32.5” 4.61 Gene Frederic, C Iron Tiger 340 485 340 28” 5.20

Lee Yer ty Assistant Coach

Josh Medler Intern

Ken Roach Volunteer Assistant Coach

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. Stark, a former Tiger football player, has worked with numerous professional football players, including the Phoenix Cardinal’s Marcus Bell and Michael Stone, Indianapolis Colt’s safety Idrees Bashir and St. Louis Rams All-Pro receiver Isaac Bruce. The 10,500-square foot varsity weightroom is equipped with rugged, versatile hardware so that groups of up to 75 student-athletes can train concurrently with optimal effectiveness and efficiency. Workouts are designed and supervised by one of the Strength and Conditioning staff’s certified specialists, and each student-athlete's individual progress is projected via computerized database. The Tiger Power philosophy couples functional, multi-joint movements with fundamental principles: exercise techniques are simplified and performed on an alternating heavy/explosive basis in order to maximize training effects while minimizing teaching and training time (as well as fatigue). Performance based fitness and work quality are the bottom line objectives. The weightroom's equipment upgrade plan reflects this philosophy and includes: 10 self-contained Olympic platforms and power racks; a plyometric/ medicine ball area; a complete dumbbell line; and a

variety of hip sleds, glute/ham stations, cable sta- tern in the weightroom. Medler graduated from tions and other supplemental pieces allowing stu- Hanover College in 2002 with a degree in socioldent-athletes to perform an unlimited variety of exer- ogy. He was a four-year starter at defensive end cises and movements. The modern and spacious while at Hanover. For the last two years, the Indiafacility is also equipped with dressing/rest rooms; is napolis native was an assistant football coach as well naturally illuminated; and is maintained at a constant as the strength and conditioning coach at Anderson 70-74 degrees. University. In planning the long range Tiger Power programs, student-athletes are assigned to respective developmental levels based on individual ability and training hisMike Stark works on the tory. For exfitness needs of Tiger ample, newcomers bestudent-athletes on a daily gin with an basis. extensive volume of "foundational" or generalized movements; and progress toward more intensive and specialized exercises with each successive phase. The actual workout menu may remain fairly constant 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 over a student- 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. athlete's four or over 10,500 square feet and can handle groups of 75 student-athletes at a time. five year sport career; however, broad variations in workload combine the program's simplicity with a measure of sophistication. This year Josh Medler will join Stark and Yerty as an in-

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.

Player Lounge

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. 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.

Locker Room Football Meeting Rooms Tiger Strength Den

Indoor Practice Facility

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 has undergone some major changes and renovations. A $6 million facelift has been 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 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: 2003:

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 UAB 24, Memphis 10

WON 41, LOST 27, 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 - 355, Danny Wimprine vs Ole Miss, 2003; Opponent - 370 yards by T.J. Rubley, Tulsa, 1991 Most Yards Passing by a Team: Memphis - 390 vs Tennessee Tech, 2003; 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 51 by Danny Wimprine vs USF, 2003; Opponent - 61 by Marquel Blackwell, South Florida, 2001 Most Passing Attempts by a Team: Memphis - 51 vs USF, 2003; Opponent - 62 by South Florida, 2001 Most Pass Completions by an Individual: Memphis 32 by Danny Wimprine vs UAB, 2003; Opponent - 35 by Marcus Crandell, East Carolina, 1994 Most Pass Completions by a Team: Memphis - 32 vs UAB, 2003; Opponent - 36 by East Carolina, 1994 Most Pass Receptions by an Individual: Memphis - 13 by Maurice Avery vs UAB, 2003; Opponent - 14, Chris Penn, Tulsa, 1993 Most 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 - 376 by Danny Wimprine vs Ole Miss, 2003; 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 DeAngelo Williams vs Ole

Miss & Tennessee Tech, 2003); 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 & Eli Manning, Ole Miss, 2003 Most Touchdown Passes by a Team: Memphis - 5 vs Louisville, 1969 & Murray State, 2002; Opponent - 4 by Alabama, 1985; Houston, 2000 & Ole Miss 2003 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 - 14 by Stephen Gostkowski vs Ole Miss, 2003; 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 & J.R. Reed, USF, 2003 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 400th

Opponent Bolton Agricultural Cumberland College Livingston State Murray State Southern Miss Houston Wichita State Florida State Louisville Alabama Tulane Cincinnati Louisville

Year 1912 1929 1941 1954 1963 1966 1970 1974 1978 1987 1992 1998 2003

Score 13-0 12-6 38-0 34-6 28-7 14-13 51-6 47-14 29-22 13-10 62-20 41-24 37-7

Liberty Bowl Stadium STADIUM FACTS Capacity .......................................................... 62,380 Surface ............................................... Natural Grass Location .................................. 335 South Hollywood First Game ........................................ Sept. 18, 1965 Opponent ................................................. Mississippi Score .............................. Ole Miss 34, Memphis 14 All-Time Home Record ............................ 122-103-7 West's Home Record ..................................... 12-7-0 Current Home Win Streak .......................... 0 games Most Points Scored ........................ 69 vs Louisville Most Points by Opponent ............................. 55, UT Host to annual AutoZone/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 39 years, have compiled a 122-103-7 record in the Liberty Bowl. The stadium features a “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 AutoZone/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 who attended the Tigers' stunning upset of No. 6 ranked Tennessee in 1996. The Tigers defeated the Vols, 21-17, before a regionally televised audience on CBS-TV. The entire nation, however, saw Memphis' game-winning drive when CBS carried the final five minutes nationally. 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 1998 6 140,871 1999 6 185,044 2000 6 190,055 2001 6 154,334 2002 6 175,542 2003 7 **284,352 TOT 226 6,394,150

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 40,622 5-2-0 28,293 122-103-7

**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.

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.

Former 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.

Life Skills Program

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One of the newer programs designed to benefit 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.

TheAthleticAcademicCenter

The Athletic Academic Center moved into its new home in the recently renovated Wilder Tower during the fall of 2003. Tiger athletes now have two spacious floors to work with academic counselors.

TIGER ACADEMIC 30 (FALL 2003) (3.5 AND ABOVE)

NAME RUSTY CLAYTON BRANDON STEWART JOHN PATTERSON CHRIS KELLEY RYAN IVEY

GPA 4.00 3.97 3.96 3.83 3.83

TIGER 3.0 CLUB (2003-04) (3.0 AND ABOVE) DANIEL BYRAM PATRICK BYRNE RUSTY CLAYTON DEREK CLENIN CHASE CRAWFORD ISAAC DANIEL JAMARCUS GAITHER LANE GARCIA TAVARES GIDEON KENYUN GLOVER STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI CARSON HUNTER SHAKA HILL ABRAHAM HOLLOWAY RYAN IVEY CHRIS KELLEY KHALID KHOWAJA QUNITON MCCRARY JOHN PATTERSON JAMAAL RUFUS ANDY SMITH MIKE SNYDER MICHAEL SPURLOCK BRANDON STEWART COOT TERRY MARCUS WEST

Academic Staff

2003-04 FOOTBALL GRADUATES

Nicole

Green

Assistant Director

Maria

Tyson

Academic Counselor

Bridget

VanLandeghem

Becky

Kolenbrander

Academic Counselor

Academic Counselor

J.

Dorothy

Waqa

Damuni

Academic Counselor

Gillard

Office Coordinator

ERIC ANDERSON JASON BROWN SHAKORR BRYANT JONATHAN CREWS TAVARIOUS DAVIS MATT GEHRKE JOE GERDA ANDREW HARDEN DERRICK HARMON DANNY HAYNES SHAKA HILL TREVECO LUCAS WILL HYDEN DONALD MARSHALL CHANCE NESBITT COOT TERRY DOUG WHITTAKER

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 began 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 University. Dr. Luckey, who was nationally recognized for his outstanding leadership in 1999, came to Memphis with a vision. In just one year, Dr. Luckey recruited five new staff members, instituted new academic programs, designed and inspired two special sections of ACAD 1100 for student-athletes and transitioned his office from the basement of the Elma Roane Fieldhouse to the newlyrenovated Wilder Tower. Dr. Luckey heads a staff of six which includes assistant director Nicole Green, counselors Becky Kolenbrander, Bridget VanLandeghem, Maria Tyson and J. Waga Dumni and office coordinator Dorothy Gillard. In addition to the full-time staff, the CAAS utilizes 20-30 tutors, graduate assistants and student workers. CAAS has a unique responsibility as it provides academic services to all student-athletes and files 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 student-athletes. The four counselors are as-

signed to specific sports, working with those student-athletes and coaching staffs. Dr. Luckey has continued to challenge 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 2.73, 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. “WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT THE STUDENT-ATHLETE AND ENSURE THAT THEY ARE AS SUCCESSFUL IN THE CLASSROOM AS THEY ARE IN COMPETITION.”

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dent-athletes can be included in the course. Students who participated in the class earned an average of 15.2 credit hours, and an average GPA of 3.25. Three academic organizations 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 graduation.

The CAAS received a new home during the summer of 2003 with 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 numerous study tables. Inspired by Dr. Luckey, two special sections of ACAD 1100, Introduction to the University, were offered to student-athletes only. The class was so well received that a third section was ofTiger defensive end Shakorr Bryant (left), offensive guard Eric Anderson, defensive fered in 2003 so that back Jason Brown and offensive tackle Doug Whittaker are but four of the football all freshman stuplayers who received their degrees during the 2003 school year.

TheUniversity

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

Wilder Tower

Time Circle

TheUniversity

FedEx Institute of Technology

Michael D. Rose Theatre Lecture Hall

The University of Memphis campus has undergone a transformation over the past 36 months. Several new buildings now offer students more and varied opportunities for the future.

Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management

Student Plaza

TheUniversity

The Student Plaza was dedicated in the Spring of 2003.

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

 The University of Memphis awards more than 100 doctoral degrees each year in 21 disciplines. In addition, the University offers master's degree programs in 46 subject areas.  The University's Ned R. McWherter Library, provides one of the most electronically up-to-date information repositories within hundreds of miles. Students are able to tap into information stored in libraries around the world. Library collections contain more than 13 million items, which include monographs, periodical volumes, federal and state documents, maps and manuscripts. Holdings include nearly 3.1 million microformat materials and more than a million bound volumes.

University Facts President: Dr. Shirley C. Raines

Founded: 1912 as West Tennessee State Normal School

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

Enrollment: Approximately 20,000

Accreditation: Commission on College of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. All accreditable programs are accredited.

Divisions:

 The University of Memphis School of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology is not only one of the nation's leading institutions of graduate education in the field, but also plays an important role in treating speech and language disorders in the Memphis community.  An award from the U.S. Department of Education to the University of Memphis and Southern Illinois University led to the establishment of a joint Center for International Business Education and Research, one of only 18 such centers in the United States.  Students at the University of Memphis come from almost every state and more than 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.

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

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 rang-

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 Kellye 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 New York Knicks 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) Former 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 DeJuan Wagner (2002-03) Player for NBA’s Cleveland Cavalier 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

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 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 approximately 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 Sports Complex and student family housing. Stu-

The University of Memphis has the highest academic entrance requirements of any public fouryear institution in the state of Tennessee or the MidSouth. dents 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 professional, master's, educational specialist's and doc-

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.

toral degrees. The University of Memphis offers bachelor's degrees in 50 majors and 70 concentrations; master's degrees in 46 subjects and doctoral degrees in 21 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 850. 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 Institute of Technology, The Michael D. Rose Theatre Lecture Hall, the 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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MEDIAINFORMATION & STAFF LIBERTY BOWLSEATING & DIRECTIONS MEDIAOUTLETS ATHLETICDEPARTMENTDIRECTORY AREARESTAURANTS&HOTELS TIGERSPORTSPROPERTIES TIGERS ON RADIO & T.V. MAPS OF CAMPUS AND CITY OF MEMPHIS 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.

2004 OUTLOOK A position-by-position preview of the 2004 Tigers, depth chart, rosters and all-star nominees.

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Tommy West, his assistants, and the Tiger football support staff.

Overall Record: 9-4

MEET THE TIGERS Bios, stats and in-

DATE Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 15 Nov. 22 Nov. 29 Dec. 16

side information on this year's Tiger veterans, walk-ons and new signees.

'04 OPPONENTS An in-depth look at all 11 of Memphis' opponents this season, along with series game-by-game results and a '04 composite schedule.

REVIEW OF '03 Game-by-game recaps, final statistics, superlatives, miscellaneous statistics and key player departures. erence from the past year. If you forgot a particular moment in Tiger football last year this is where to find it.

The 2004 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 Assoc. Editor: Jennifer Rodrigues Photography: Photos were taken by professional sports photographer Troy Glasgow, Mike Spikes, Gil Michael, Gary Walpole, Taylor Wilson, Rick Yeats, Julia Weeks, The Commercial Appeal Photography Dept., & staff photographers for Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers and Cincinnati Bengals.

Conference USA: 5-3 Home: 5-2 Away: 4-2

OPPONENT TENNESSEE TECH OLE MISS (ESPN) at Southern Miss * ARKANSAS STATE UAB * at Mississippi State at Houston * at Tulane * EAST CAROLINA * at Louisville * CINCINNATI * USF * North Texas (Neu)

SCORE W, 40-10 W, 44-34 L, 6-23 W, 38-16 L, 10-24 L, 27-35 W, 45-14 W, 41-9 W, 41-24 W, 37-7 W, 21-16 L, 16-21 W, 27-17

ATT. 26,101 51,914 29,233 38,093 37,354 45,329 22,623 19,357 40,131 30,114 42,884 47,875 25,184

2003 ATTENDANCE TOTALS

DIARY A daily account and historical ref-

Credits

MEMPHIS

Overall: 431,008 (33,154) Home: 284,352 (40,622) Away: 146,656 (29,331)

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

240 259 271 287

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' 86 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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HISTORY Facts and figures through Mem-

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University of Memphis president Dr. Shirley Raines, athletic director R.C. Johnson, the University, Tiger Traditions, Tiger Clubs, and the Tiger athletic staff.

UOM 1-2004-05/5.5M 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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EXTRA POINTS All-Time Head Coaches --- 244-245 All-Time Lettermen ----------- 247-253 Athletic Directory ------------------ 296 Athletic Facilities ----------------- Intro Bowl History ----------------- 240-242 Bowl Schedule --------------- 183-184 Career Leaders -------------- 215-217 Life Skills Program -------------- Intro Defensive Records ---------- 211-213 Fall Schedule ------------------------- 2 Final Statistics ---------------- 146-147 Game-by-Game Stats ------ 148-150 Honored Tigers --------------- 224-234 Hotels & Restaurants ----------- Intro Key Departures -------------- 154-155 The Last Time ---------------- 218-221 Liberty Bowl ---------------------- Intro Lou Groza Award ----------------- 223 Media Outlets ------------------------ 6 Media Relations Directory ------- 3-4 100-Yard Games ------------- 191-193 Passing Records ------------ 194-197 Quick Facts --------------------------- 2 Receiving Records ---------- 198-199 Rushing Records ------------ 190-193 Scoring Records ------------- 187-188 Series Records vs '04 Foes128-129 Tigers on Television ---------------- 11 Tiger Rosters -------------------- 23-24 Travel Plans -------------------------- 6 Tiger Traditions ------------------- Intro Two-Deep ------------------------ 29-30

Media Information FALL SCHEDULE 2004 Sun.-Tues., August 1-3

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he 2004 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 10 Varsity & Freshmen Report

Wednesday, August 11 First Combined Practice

Friday, August 13 Highland Hundred Kickoff Party

Saturday, August 14 First Full Day in Pads

Saturday, August 21 First Scrimmage (CLOSED)

Saturday, August 28 FanFest at Liberty Bowl

Saturday, September 4 Season Opener vs Ole Miss

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. Nick White Head Coach: ......................................... Tommy West Overall Record: ............................. 52-54-0 (9 years) Record at U of M: .......................... 17-19-0 (3 years) Offensive Form: ............................................ "Spread" Defensive Form: ...................................... Multiple 4-3 2003 Record: ....................................................... 9-4-0 Conference USA Finish ....................................... T3rd All-Time Record: ........................... 402-417-32 (.499) First Year of Competition: ................................... 1912 Bowl Appearances: ................................................... 3 Bowl Record: ...................................................... 3-0-0 First Team All-Americans: ...................................... 13 Offensive Starters Returning: .................................. 11 Defensive Starters Returning: ................................... 5 Special Team Starters Returning: ............................. 3 Total Lettermen Returning: ...................................... 57

MEMPHIS

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 Jennifer Rodrigues at 901-6782337 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 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 Jennifer Rodrigues. 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 Jennifer Rodrigues 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 room will be open at the same time.

Media Information

ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS CONTACTS

Spotters

Ticket Information

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).

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

Photographers

JENNIFER RODRIGUES Director of Athletic Media Relations

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.

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

Practice Attendance LAMAR CHANCE Basketball SID OFFICE: 901-678-2349 HOME: 901-758-0214 e-mail: lchance1@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.

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 Jennifer Rodrigues of the Athletic Media Relations Office. Rodrigues can be reached at 901-678-2397.

C-USA Teleconference Information Conference USA hosts a weekly coaches teleconference throughout the 2004 football season. Individual teleconference with each head coach are held on Monday afternoons beginning at 2:30 PM EDT/1:30 PM CDT. The teleconferences start on Monday, August 23rd and conclude on November 22nd. Call-In Number: TBA

TAMMY DeGROFF Women’s Basketball SID OFFICE: 901-678-5787 HOME: 901-458-6873 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, USF John Thompson, East Carolina Bobby Ross, Army Mark Dantonio, 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 TBA. 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.

Statistical Information The University of Memphis Athletic Media Relations Office places all of its team and individual statistics on the Memphis website, gotigersgo.com. Each Tiger football game is updated immediately following the contest. The weekly Tiger football release can be found online at approximately noon on Sundays.

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

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 BRANDON KOLDITZ

MATT BELTZ

KELLY DAVIS

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

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

Graduate Assistant OFFICE: 901-678-2337 HOME: TBA e-mail: kdavis@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, Don Wade & Geoff Calkins; Gary Robinson, sports editor www.sports@commercialappeal.com

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

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

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

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

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

Memphis Flyer ......................... 901-521-9000

WHBQ TV 13 (FOX) ............... 901-320-1345

460 Tennessee Street Memphis, TN 38101 .................. Fax: 901-521-0129 Frank Murtaugh

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

Daily Helmsman ...................... 901-678-2192

WPTY TV 24 (ABC) ................ 901-323-2430

University of Memphis Memphis, TN 38152 .................. Fax: 901-678-4792 Ben Cowan

2701 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 .................. Fax: 901-452-1820 Greg Gaston (Sports Director), Jessica Taff, Kevin Jenks & Jamie Griffin (Sports Producer)

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 Daniel McCrosky

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

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

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

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

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

WREC AM 600 ......................... 901-578-1144 203 Beale Street Memphis, TN 38103 .................. Fax: 901-525-8054 John McCormack, sports director

WUMR FM 92 ........................... 901-678-3176

2004 AWAY GAME HEADQUARTERS OLE MISS Holiday Inn University of Memphis Memphis, TN 38152 901-268-2850

University of Memphis Memphis, TN 38152 .................. Fax: 901-678-4331

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

WHBQ AM 560 ........................ 901-375-9324 6080 Mt. Moriah Memphis, TN 38115 .................. Fax: 901-795-4454 Eli Savoie (Program Director)

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

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

WKNO TV 10 (Ind.) ................. 901-458-2521

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

900 Getwell Road Memphis, TN 38152 .................. Fax: 901-325-6506 Debbie Robertson, program director

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

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

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

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

WKRN TV (ABC) ..................... 615-248-7240

122 Radio Road Jackson, TN 38301 .................... Fax: 731-427-4576

WTJS AM 1390 ....................... 731-427-3316

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

ARKANSAS STATE

Holiday Inn University of Memphis Memphis, TN 38152 901-268-2850

UAB

The Wynfrey Hotel 1000 Riverchase Galleria Birmingham, AL 35244 205-987-1600

CINCINNATI

The Westin Hotel 5th Street at Fountain Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-852-2705

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

WSMV TV (NBC) ..................... 615-353-2231 5700 Knob Road Nashville, TN 37209 .................. Fax: 615-353-2343 Rudy Kalis, sports director

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

WZTV TV (FOX) ...................... 615-369-5561

EAST CAROLINA

The Hilton Greenville 207 SW Greenville Blvd. Greenville, NC 27834 254-355-5000

BOB RUSH .............................. 901-754-3123

631 Mainstream Drive Nashville, TN 37228 .................. Fax: 615-369-3299 Skip Baldwin, sports director

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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USF

Sheraton Sand Key 1160 Gulf Blvd. Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 727-595-1611

Athletic Directory FOOTBALL STAFF Tommy West, Head Coach (Tennessee, 1976) ......................................................... 678-2341 Clay Helton, Assoc. Head Coach/Receivers (Houston, 1994) ................................... 678-2341 Randy Fichtner, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks (Purdue, 1985) ....................... 678-2341 Rick Mallory, Offensive Line (Washington, 1983) ........................................................ 678-2341 Jeep Hunter, Running Backs (Catawba College, 1991) ............................................. 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, 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 Gerard Arnold, Graduate Assistant (Memphis, 1999) .................................................. 678-2341 Ryan Mallory, Undergraduate Assistant ..................................................................... 678-2341 Marc Hohorst, Head Equipment Manager (UL-Lafayette, 1997) ................................. 678-2848 TBA, Head Football Trainer ........................................................................................ 678-2847

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Dr. Shirley Raines, President (Tennessee-Martin,1967) ............................................ 678-2234 R.C. Johnson, Athletic Director (Iowa, 1963) ............................................................. 678-2335 Bill Lansden, Associate Athletic Director/Development (Rhodes, 1986) ...................... 678-2337 Bill Lofton, Associate Athletic Director/Finance (Memphis, 1972) ................................ 678-2334 Lynn Parkes, Associate Athletic Director (Alabama, 1975) .......................................... 678-2315 Bob Winn, Associate Athletic Director/External Affairs (Memphis, 1973) ...................... 678-2337 Melissa Moore, Assistant Athletic Director/Ticketing (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 Ed Cantler, Assistant AD/Support Services (Memphis, 1974) ...................................... 678-4135 Jennifer Rodrigues, Director/Athletic Media Relations (Louisiana-Lafayette, 1995) .... 678-2337 Sally Andrews, Compliance Coordinator (Christian Brothers, 1982 ) .......................... 678-4122 Syra Thibault, Marketing & Promotions (South Alabama, 2000).................................. 678-4142 Angela McCarter, Marketing & Promotions (Tennessee, 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

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

ASST. MEDIA RELATIONS DIR. Lamar Chance 901-758-0214 (H) e-mail: lchance1@memphis.edu

ASST. MEDIA RELATIONS DIR. Tammy DeGroff 901-458-6873 (H) e-mail: tdegroff@memphis.ed

ASST. MEDIA RELATIONS DIR.

OFFICE PRODUCT STORE Provides copiers for the U of M Athletic Media Relations Office P.O. Box 752416 4240 Hickory Hill Memphis, TN 38175 901-795-8400 7

TBA TBA (H) e-mail: TBA

GRADUATE ASSISTANTS Brandon Kolditz, Matt Beltz, Kelly Davis

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 Greenville, NC .............................................................................. 829 miles Houston, TX .................................................................................. 647 miles Jonesboro, AR ................................................................................ 71 miles Knoxville, TN ................................................................................ 388 miles Louisville, KY ................................................................................ 376 miles Nashville, TN ................................................................................ 210 miles Oxford, MS ..................................................................................... 86 miles New Orleans, LA .......................................................................... 414 miles Tampa, FL ..................................................................................... 845 miles

HOTELS (Drive Time From Airport) Hilton Memphis (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 Park Place-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 Double Tree (5069 Sanderlin) (20 minutes) .............................................................................................................................................................................. 767-6666 Holiday Inn Select-East (5795 Poplar Avenue) (15 minutes) ................................................................................................................................................... 682-7881 Ramada Inn (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 Joe’s Crab Shack (263 Wagner Place) ................................................................................................................................................................................... 526-1966 The Commissary (Barbecue)(2290 S. Germantown Road) ..................................................................................................................................................... 754-5540 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 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 (7778 Winchester) ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 365-3473 The Pier (100 Wagner Place) .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 526-7381 The Rendezvous (52 S. Second) ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 523-2746 Ruth's Chris Steak House (6120 Poplar Avenue) ................................................................................................................................................................... 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 is completing his second year leading the TSP team, and in his 13th year in the athletics industry. Seebohm previously spent three years as Assistant AD at Wichita State. Prior to working with the Shockers, he led the marketing efforts at Fresno State. Between 1991-98, he worked in marketing/fundraising at Colorado State. He also worked with the Colorado Rockies for the 69th Major League Baseball All-Star Game and ROY Foundation. A native of Fort Collins, CO, Seebohm is a graduate of Colorado State and Wichita State.

The 2004-05 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 relationships with customized marketing and advertising sponsorship solutions including,

* Signage & Videoboards * In-Game Promotions * Game Day Sponsorships

Brent Seebohm - General Manager

* Souvenir Game Programs * Print Advertising * Corporate Hospitality

Kip Racey

Kip Racey - Senior Account Executive

Kip Racy is completing his first year with TSP, after a two-year tenure as Marketing & Sales Coordinator/Marketing Associate at Wichita State University. Racy previously spent three years working in the athletic marketing office at Kansas State University, and also served as Marketing Assistant for the Kansas City Sports Commission. He is a graduate of Kansas State, and completed his master's degree at Wichita State with honors. Racy is an Abilene, Kansas native, and an alumnus member of TKE.

* Internet Website * Women’s Sports * Radio & TV Broadcasts 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 one part-time employee. 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.

Kristi Sampson

Kristi Sampson - Executive Assistant

Kristi Sampson is completing her second year with TSP, and leads game day program efforts, office management, sponsorship fulfillment, corporate hospitality, and signage projects. She previously spent three years working in various capacities within the athletic department's marketing, ticketing, and business offices. Sampson is a Memphis native, and will graduate from UofM in summer 2005 with her degree in Sports Management.

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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 in the 1980s and 1990s on an FM station in Memphis, returned to WMC-AM 790 in March of 1999. The station had carried Tiger athletics for 28 consecutive years. WMC will broadcast all of the University of Memphis football games again in 2004. WMC-AM 790, a 5,000-watt station located in midtown Memphis, sends out Tiger football in a 100-mile raDave Woloshin dius. 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 11, and Jacob, age 10. Former all-American center Bob Rush will handle the color commentary for the 17th 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 (1976), first team all-American by The Sporting News (1976), honorable mention all-American 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 Bob Rush

Forrest Goodman

MEMPHIS Southern California team before being traded to the Kansas City Chiefs in 1983. After starting for the Chiefs for three seasons, Rush retired from the NFL in 1986. He is married to the former Patsy Rentrop of Memphis. The couple have two children, Jeffrey, Jr., age 22, and Lacey, age 19. Forrest Goodman, a veteran of radio sports, will return for his sixth 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. Greg Gaston West and Gaston discuss the highlights of the previous Tiger game and show all of the contest's most exciting plays. In addition, the show contains features on current Tiger players, assistant coaches and the University, as well as a brief outlook on the next opponent. The Memphis Football Coaches Show has been aired by WLMT-TV for the past 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, 17, and Gina, 14.

Matt Dillon

PUBLIC ADDRESS Chuck Roberts, a native of Southaven, MS, is beginning his six year as the public address announcer for the Tiger football team. Roberts, who is also the public address voice for the Tiger basketball, women’s basketball and volleyball teams, graduated of Christian Brothers University in 1989 with a BA degree in business administration. Roberts owns his own real estate company selling commercial and residential property. He is married to the former Mitzi Pederson and the couple has a daughter, Haleigh, age 2.

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Chuck Roberts

Tigers On TV

MEMPHIS

WATCH ALL THE TIGER ACTION IN FOOTBALL ON ESPN For four 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 103 times dating back to the 1982 season, when Memphis played Wyoming 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 9/6/03 12/16/03

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) Ole Miss (ESPN2) North Texas (ESPN2)

*also seen on SportSouth

Overall Record: 8-26-0

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 W, 44-34 W, 27-17

Campus Map

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City Map

University of Memphis Buildings (For Campus Map on page 12) 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.

F-9 I-15 E-8

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

MEMPHIS

Ole Miss

662-915-7522

FAX: 662-915-7006

Press Conf.

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)

Weekly Press Conf. Mon. 11:30 AM

Chattanooga

423-425-5292

FAX: 423-425-4610

Athletic Media Relations 615 McCallie Ave. CHattanooga, TN 37403

Press Box Phone: 425-757-9332 e-mail: Jeff-Romero@utc.edu

Football Contact (home phone) Jeff Romero (423-517-8917)

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 Ave. S. Birmingham, AL 35294

Press Box Phone: 205-326-3814 e-mail: nreilly@uab.edu

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

Houston

713-743-9404

FAX: 713-743-9411

Suite 2008 3100 Cullen Blvd. Houston, TX 77004

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

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

Tulane

504-862-8240

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)

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: tom.hathaway@uc.edu

Football Contact (home phone) Tom Hathaway (513-385-2728)

Louisville

502-852-6581

FAX: 502-852-7401

Athletic Media Relations Student Activity Center Louisville, KY 40292

Press Box Phone: 502-852-6793 Football Contact (home phone) e-mail: rocco.gasparro@louisville.edu Rocco Gasparro (502-262-2258)

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)

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: jonesjd@mail.ecu.edu

Football Contact (home phone) Jody Jones (252-215-5623)

South Florida

813-974-4086

FAX: 813-974-5328

ATH 100 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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Weekly Press Conf. TBA

Weekly Press Conf. Wed. 11:30 AM

Weekly Press Conf. Tues. 11:30 AM CST

Weekly Press Conf. Tues. 11:30 AM CT

Weekly Press Conf. Mon. 1 PM CT

Weekly Press Conf. Mon. 1 PM ET

Weekly Press Conf. Mon. 1:30 PM ET

Weekly Press Conf. Mon. 11 AM

Weekly Press Conf. Tues. noon ET

Weekly Press Conf. Tues. 12:30 PM EST

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2004 Tiger Preview

MEMPHIS

WEST HAS SQUAD SEEKING NEW LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE IN 2004... Impact of 2003 season and bowl victory give Tigers new focus for upcoming season The 2003 season was magic-a 9-4 record which included a 27-17 victory in the 2003 New Orleans Bowl. It was a season that Tiger fans had awaited for many, many years. Now, as the 2004 campaign approaches, Memphis head coach Tommy West has the team’s sights set on raising the bar again in 2004. Last year the Tigers put together the school’s best football season in 40 years. The nine wins matched the victory total of the 1963 Memphis State football squad and marked the first winning campaign for the U of M since 1994 when Chuck Stobart’s team posted a 6-5 record. The invitation to the 2003 New Orleans Bowl was the Tigers’ first in 32 years and a caravan of over 12,000 fans followed its team to the “Big Easy” for the December 16th contest. Playing on ESPN in the first bowl game of the 2003 season, West and his Tigers defeated North Texas 27-17 to place the perfect ending on the magical season and set off a celebration that is still on going in the city of Memphis. “We had a great run in 2003,” West said. “We were picked during the preseason to finish ninth in Conference USA, and no one expected that we would have such success except the coaches, team and staff at Memphis. Now we have raised the bar and this season will be a different experience for this team. “We will no longer be the hunter, but the hunted. Teams we have surprised in 2003 will know what to expect from us this year and they will be ready. We will have a veteran team this fall, but we will have to play at a higher level if we are going to have the same success.” The Tigers return 58 lettermen from last year’s squad and included in the group is every starter from an offensive unit that lost just one reserve player from the 2003 campaign. Six starters are back for Joe Lee Dunn’s defensive unit which ranked ninth in the nation in total defense in 2003. “We have a chance to be really special on offense, but not if we don’t work hard in

practice every day,” West continued. “I thought we had a good spring overall but at times, I saw an attitude that indicated to me...'Hey, we are so good that we don’t have to work very hard.' That attitude is great, if you can back it up. If not, it will get you beat more times than not. It will be our job as coaches to get the team past that attitude in fall camp.” The Tigers made one staff change in the winter of 2003 when Tyson Helton, the brother of assistant head coach Clay Helton, was added to the staff. Helton, who had coached the University of Hawaii special teams for three seasons, was hired to coach the Memphis special teams and tight ends. His hiring gives the U of M one of the strongest football staffs in many years and bodes well for the team’s future. THE OFFENSE The Quarterbacks - When you begin talking about the depth of the Tiger offensive unit, you may as well start with the quarterback position. Returning for the 2004 season is record-setting senior signal-caller Danny Wimprine, former junior college transfer Bobby Robison, who lettered as Wimprine’s backup in 2003, letterman kicker and quarterback Patrick Byrne and incoming freshman quarterback Will Hudgens. Wimprine, a three-year starter for the Tigers, has rewritten the Memphis record book. The New Orleans native currently holds 29 passing and total

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offense records. He holds the Memphis record for pass attempts in a game (60), season (440) and career (1,071), the pass completions record for game (32), season (246) and career (583), the yardage record for game (398), season (3,174) and career (7,323) and the touchdown pass record for game (5), season (23) and career (59). The senior led Memphis to a 9-4 record in 2003 and a victory in the New Orleans Bowl. During the bowl game, Wimprine completed 17-of-23 pass attempts for 254 yards and one touchdown and ran for a seven-yard score. He hit on passes of 63, 50 and 46 yards to set up scoring plays for the Tigers. Wimprine, who was named the game's MVP, controlled the clock for over 34 minutes for Memphis. Responsible for 69 career touchdowns, Wimprine is expected to return to his quarterback Danny Wimprine holds virtually every Memphis passing record and position for the became the first U of M quarterback 2004 season to throw for more than 3,000 yards in a season. but will enter the fall knowing that if he needs assistance, Robison is waiting in the wings. The lefthander from Florida played in five games for Memphis last sea-

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POSITION-BY-POSITION 18 11 19 7

Quarterback Danny Wimprine *** 6-1 Bobby Robison * 6-4 Patrick Byrne * 6-1 Will Hudgens 6-3

222 213 211 200

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

20 3 33 38 25 5

Running Backs DeAngelo Williams ** 5-10 Derron Parquet * 6-0 Jamarcus Gaither 5-10 LaKendus Cole * 5-9 Brian Davis 6-1 Joseph Doss 5-0

217 220 188 189 211 190

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

34 24

Fullbacks Robert Douglas *** 6-3 Taz Knockum 6-2

232 211

r-Sr. r-Fr.

83 21 87

Receivers Ryan Scott * Tavares Gideon * Carlton Robinzine

(X) 6-4 6-4 6-5

206 210 190

So. r-Sr. Fr.

1 28 27

Receivers Maurice Avery ** Darron White *** Michael Grandberry

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

210 200 170

Jr. Sr. Fr.

12 84 14 86

Receivers Chris Kelley * Mario Pratcher * Earnest Williams Maurice Jones

(Y) 6-1 6-4 6-0 6-2

201 211 170 185

Sr. Jr. Fr. Fr.

88 80 16

Receivers Tavarious Davis ** Von Webb * Antonio McCoy

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

198 184 165

r-Sr. r-Sr. Fr.

82 89 85

Tight Ends John Doucette ** 6-2 Isaac Daniel * 6-0 Brett Russell 6-3

271 249 220

Jr. r-Sr. Fr.

63 71 59 78

Left Tackle Blake Butler * 6-3 Jason Johnson *** 6-3 Bruce McCaleb * 6-2 Brandon Pearce 6-5

296 284 278 270

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

79 69 75

Left Guard Kenyun Glover *** 6-3 Andy Smith 6-4 Andrew Handy *** 6-2

307 298 310

r-Sr. r-Fr. Sr.

76 66 64

Centers Gene Frederic *** 6-4 Stephen Schuh * 6-1 Bobby Garafolo 6-3

288 287 289

Sr. So. r-Jr.

54 74 68 70

Right Guard Willie Henderson * 6-7 Jared McGowen 6-4 Jason Matthews * 6-4 James Corder 6-7

328 305 295 296

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

73 65 72 53 57

Right Tackle David Davis * 6-4 Abraham Holloway 6-4 Greg Billingslea * 6-3 Jeremy Rone ** 6-3 Philip Beliles 6-4

282 328 290 272 265

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

son and in the season opener against Tennessee Tech, completed nine of 16 pass attempts for 124 yards. Robison had a good spring practice for Memphis and was named the Paul Gingold MVP of the annual Blue-Gray Spring Scrimmage. On the final Saturday of spring practice, Robison threw for 253 yards and three touchdowns to receive the MVP Award. Patrick Byrne, a redshirt sophomore, has worked as a backup quarterback for two years, but has seen game action as the Tigers’ kickoff specialist. Byrne appeared in nine games for the Tigers in 2003, but has not seen action at quarterback. However, given the number of reps he has participated in during practice, Byrne would have little trouble running the Tiger offense. The Tigers were able to land prep quarterback Will Hudgens during the winter of 2004, and it is expected that he will be the quarterback of the future for Memphis. A standout from Ridgeway High School, Hudgens led his team to the state 3-A title in 2002 while throwing for more than 1,000 yards and rushing for over 200 yards. An all-state performer in football, Hudgens also lettered in basketball, baseball, track and swimming at RHS. However, in the spring of 2004, Hudgens suffered a torn ACL during a high school basketball function and is expected to miss the fall of 2004 while rehabilitating his knee. The Running Backs - Not since the days of Dave Casinelli in the early 1960s have the Memphis Tigers entered a fall season with as much excitement at tailback as the 2004 campaign and the return of junior DeAngelo Williams. Despite missing the final two-and-a-half games of the season, Williams established a Memphis single-season rushing record and has his sights aimed at nearly every career rushing record in the Tiger football annals. The Wynne, Arkansas, native opened the 2003 season with just 61 yards rushing and one touchdown on the ground against Tennessee Tech. However, the speedy back caught four passes for 135 yards and two additional scores and set a Memphis single-game record for receiving yards by a running back. It would be the only game of the season that Williams did not rush for at least 100 yards. Over the next nine weeks, Williams rolled up yardage and immediately jumped into the top ten among the nation’s leading ground gainers. He had 135 yards and two 18

scores in the win over Ole Miss, 158 yards against Southern Miss, 195 yards and two scores in the Tulane victory and 158 yards and one touchdown in the road win over Louisville. Coupled with his receiving yardage and his kickoff return efforts, Williams moved into the number one position in allpurpose yardage among all NCAA Division 1-A players, and when the season ended, he was ranked first in all-purpose yards and fifth in rushing. His 1,430 yards rushing set a Memphis single season record, and with 2,114 yards rushing over the past two seasons, Williams needs just 523 yards to become the Tigers' all-time leading rusher. For his play in 2003, Williams was named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year, was selected to the Conference USA first team offense, was named to CoSIDA’s Region IV Academic All-America team, received the New Orleans Bowl Academic Award for 2003 and remained a candidate for the Doak W a l k e r Award until the final month of the season. As the DeAngelo Williams led 2 0 0 4 the nation in all-purpose s e a s o n yards in 2003 and wasa ranked fifth in rushing. nears, there have been rumblings about Williams’ name appearing on Heisman Trophy watch lists. If misfortune struck the Tigers again in 2004 and Williams was lost for an extended period of time, Memphis would have a number of veteran backs to fill the void. LSU transfer Derron Parquet, redshirt freshman Jamarcus Gaither, New Orleans Bowl hero LaKendus Cole or any number of other young backs could be called on to carry the ball. Parquet, who played two seasons at LSU before transferring to Memphis, took over for Williams in the USF game in 2003 and rushed for 165 yards in his first start for the Tigers. He also started the New Orleans Bowl but was injured on the U of

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M’s sixth play of the game. He finished the season with 487 yards rushing and averaged 5.1 yards per carry. When Parquet left the bowl game with a shoulder injury, Cole was called on to play tailback, and the walk-on from Houston High in Germantown, Tennessee, earned a game ball by rushing for 62 yards and one touchdown. Cole ended 2003 with 226 yards rushing. Gaither was redshirted during his first year at Memphis, but demonstrated his desire to play during the spring of 2004. The speedster from Frayser High in Memphis showed an ability to run both inside and out and has similar speed to Williams. Joining the list of tailbacks are Brian Davis, a redshirt sophomore, and newcomer Joseph Doss of Memphis Melrose High School. Doss was listed as the number five prep prospect in the state of Tennessee last fall and rushed for 1,162 yards and 21 touchdowns in 2003 while sharing time at tailback. The all-state football selection was also a member of the Melrose High state championship track team and has posted times of 14.76 in the 110-meter hurdles and 38.33 in the 300-meter hurdles. He finished second in the 300 meter hurdles at the state championships and was sixth in the decathlon. When the Tiger offense brings in a fullback and runs out of the “I” formation, senior Robert Douglas and freshman Taz Knockum will be called on to handle the duties. Douglas is a former linebacker who was moved to fullback in 2003, while Knockum was redshirted last season. Both have proven to be good blockers and Knockum has the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. The Receivers & Tight Ends EndsThe Tigers will enter the fall of 2004 with perhaps the deepest and most talented receiver corps in school history. And that says a mouthful considering that Memphis had Issac Bruce, Russell Copeland and Mac Cody, all NFL receivers, on the same squad in 1992. Back from last season’s 9-4 team are Maurice Avery, Darron White, Mario Pratcher, Ryan Scott, Chris Kelley, and Tavarious Davis. Then, toss-in two of the top receivers from 2002, Tavares Gideon and Von Webb, both of whom sat out last season with knee injuries, and stir-in five outstanding freshman signees and you

begin to see the makings of a very potent passing game. Avery, a converted quarterback, made the move to receiver in 2003 and led the squad with 49 catches for 742 yards and eight touchdowns. Despite missing two games with a knee injury, Avery finished the season ranked 73rd in the nation in receiving yards per game. He was also ranked in the top 100 receivers in average yards per game, average number of receptions per game and scoring. In addition to his eight touchdown catches, Avery had three rushing touchdowns in 2003. The junior from Atlanta, Georgia, set a Memphis record for receptions in a Maurice Avery, led the team in receiving in 2003 with 49 catches for game when 742 yards and eight TDs. he grabbed 13 balls against UAB for 125 yards and one touchdown. He also broke the 100-yard mark with seven receptions for 107 yards against Southern Mississippi and had 98 yards and two scores in the win over East Carolina. The speedy wideout came back from his knee injury and played in the New Orleans Bowl and then spent the winter months playing basketball for John Calipari’s Tigers. He was the only player in the country last year to play on a winning team in a bowl game and in the NCAA Basketball Tournament. White is a three-year letterman receiver and kick returner for the U of M who is currently the fourth all-time leading receiver in terms of number of receptions with 111 and sixth all-time in receiving yards with 1,290. He caught 37 passes for 525 yards in 2003 and scored five touchdowns by the pass. He also rushed the ball 30 times for 128 yards and added four more scores. Davis ranked third among Memphis receivers last year with 27 catches for 407 yards and three scores. His 92-yard touchdown catch against Ole Miss ranked as the second-longest pass play in school history. Kelley, a junior college transfer, came on strong at the end of the season and caught the Tigers’ lone touchdown pass in the New Orleans Bowl. He finished the 19

POSITION-BY-POSITION Defensive End

77 43 90 91 99

Albert Means ** Marcus West ** Arron Bentley * Cortez McCraney Rubio Phillips

51 93 62 60

LaVale Washington ** Haracio Colen Ryan Williams Brandon Douglas

96 27 61 42 46 92

David McNair ** Shaka Hill *** Lane Garcia Brandon Farrar Tyus Jackson Van Houston

55 10 22 4

Mike Snyder * Carlton Baker Cato Mott ** Greg Hinds

41 56 15 37

Tim Goodwell ** Charles Davis * Michael Spurlock * Heath Grant

30 52 47 44

Quinton McCrary * Carson Hunter * Sheldon Taylor ** TiQuintin Morrell

40 23 39 36

O.C. Collins ** Sam Brewer * Olen Whitely * Rod Smith

7 26

Cameron Essex *** Dustin Lopez

8 17 21

Scott Vogel *** Javar Pollard * Derek Clenin *

45 31

Wesley Smith * Jamaal Rufus *

9 29 6

Tristan Thomas *** Lionel Pieh *** Jermaine Chambers *

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

Nose Tackle

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

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

328 252 292 220 250

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

265 286 290 275

Jr. r-So. Fr. Fr.

256 253 247 255 250 320

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

Left Outside Linebacker 6-2 6-2 5-10 6-1

Middle Linebacker 6-2 6-0 6-1 6-1

231 232 194 220

So. Jr. Jr. Fr.

229 245 221 220

Jr. Sr. So. Fr.

Right Outside Linebacker 6-2 5-10 6-2 6-1

222 231 215 205

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

185 194 208 205

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

5-11 5-10

186 191

Sr. So.

6-1 6-0 5-9

198 200 188

Sr. So. So.

194 205

Jr. So.

Left Cat Safety

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

Left Corner Cat Safety

Free Safety

6-3 6-3

Boundary Cornerback 6-1 5-10 6-0

180 191 210

Sr. Sr. r-Jr.

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campaign with 11 receptions for 154 yards and two scores, but also provided depth as a kick returner for Memphis. The Tigers debuted two new young receivers in 2003 in Mario Pratcher and Ryan Scott. Both are big receivers who have the ability to catch the ball in the middle of the field. Pratcher, who was the top prep receiver in Tennessee in 2001, made his presence known by catching 10 passes for 165 yards and one score. Scott, a Jackson, Tennessee, native caught 15 passes for 119 yards and one score. In 2002, Memphis was led in receiving by Tavares Gideon, and Von Webb also played a large part in the passing attack. Both suffered torn ACLs prior to the start of the 2003 season and received medical redshirts. The duo has now fully recovered and will return to the mix in 2004. As if the corps was not strong enough, the Tigers signed five stellar receivers for the class of 2004. Seeking playing time this fall will be Earnest Williams, the state’s Mr. Football for Class 3A; Antonio McCoy, a Clarion Ledger Top 40 Prospect from Starkville, Mississippi; Carlton Robinzine, a 6’5” football and track standout from Memphis; Maurice Jones, another all-state performer from Memphis; and Michael Grandberry, a receiver and return specialist from Covington, Tennessee. Several young players are attempting to make the Memphis squad as receivers, including Brandon Stewart, Daniel Byram, Tim Myers and Navin Ausley. Big John Doucette, a two-year veteran at tight end, returns for his junior season after catching a career-high 17 passes for 194 yards in 2003. The New Orleans native had a personal-best four catches for 92 yards in the Tigers' win over Ole Miss, which included a career-long reception of 52 yards. Providing support for Doucette will be letterman Isaac Daniel, who appeared in all 13 games of the 2003 season. Daniel had just one pass reception, but was used in all of the Tigers' two tight end sets. Daniel will be a senior this fall. The newest member of the tight ends is freshman Brett Russell of Christian Brothers High School in Memphis. The highly recruited tight end, who has both size and speed, caught 15 passes for 271 yards as a senior. During his junior year, Russell had 31 catches for 677 yards and six touchdowns.

The Offensive Line - The report on the depth of the Memphis offense continues with the offensive line positions. Just three short years ago, the West coaching staff had a difficult time finding five players to take the field as offensive linemen. Now, after two strong recruiting classes and the shuffling of players from position to position, the offensive line is four deep at every spot and most have a great deal of playing experience. Back from the 2003 bowl season are 11 lettermen, including all five starters. Those starters did not allow a quarterback sack over a four-game stretch in October and just 12 sacks on the season. However, several redshirt freshman from last year and a transfer are also seeking action in the trenches, and that has Tiger coaches anxious for the start of the 2004 season. The Tigers will be anchored in the line by center Gene Frederic. The senior from St. Louis, Missouri, was named to the AllConference USA Team (3rd team) in 2003 and has been selected to the Rimington Award Watch List for 2004. Memphis returns both offensive tackles from last season in seniors Jeremy Rone, who was also picked on the All-Conference USA Team (3rd); and David Davis. Both guards are back in three-year letterman Andrew Handy and senior Jason Senior Gene Frederic is a candidate M a t t h e w s . for the 2004 Rimington Award. Both Handy and Matthews missed spring drills while rehabilitating injuries. Several returning lettermen have been starters during their careers. Guard Blake Butler, who was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team in 2003, became the starter at guard when Handy suffered a broken leg in the Louisville game. Senior tackle Jason Johnson was a starter at tackle in 2002 and 2003, but an injury in last year’s Arkansas State game moved him into a backup role and Davis started the next nine contests. Other lettermen candidates on the line include tackle Bruce McCaleb, converted 20

defensive tackle to guard Kenyun Glover, backup center Stephen Schuh, right guard Willie Henderson and tackle Greg Billingslea. All saw regular duty in 2003 and will provide depth this fall. Newcomers for line positions include redshirted guard Andy Smith, tackle Abraham Holloway and transfer Jared McGowen. Smith and Holloway both were redshirted as freshmen, but were impressive during spring drills. McGowen signed with the University of Kentucky after high school and played in five games as a true freshman for the Wildcats. He transferred to Memphis in 2003 and sat out last season under NCAA guidelines. He will now battle for game time at one of the guard positions. Memphis landed two outstanding prep offensive linemen in Brandon Pearce and Philip Beliles of Christian Brothers High School in Memphis. Both were listed by Rivals.com as top prospects in the state of Tennessee and will no doubt be stars of the future for the Tigers. THE DEFENSE When head coach Tommy West stated that Joe Lee Dunn was perhaps his best signee in the winter of 2002, he wasn’t kidding. The veteran defensive coordinator took little time in turning the Tiger defense around. Ranked 101st in rushing defense and 57th in total defense in 2002, the Tigers improved to 18th in rushing defense and 9th overall in 2003. The U of M had the number one defense in Conference USA under Dunn and were ranked number two in scoring defense. The Tigers did lose several key defensive players to graduation and the NFL. Gone from last year are tackle Eric Taylor and end Treveco Lucas, linebackers Greg Harper, Will Hyden and Coot Terry, and cat safety Derrick Ballard. Taylor was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers, while Ballard signed with the Chicago Bears and Lucas with the Tennessee Titans. But under Dunn’s defensive scheme, numerous players are utilized. Therefore, Memphis should have another strong unit for the 2004 season. The Defensive Line - When talks center on the Memphis defensive front, one name is mentioned first...Albert Means. The senior from Memphis was a disruptive force for opposing offenses in 2003 and should receive all-star recognition this fall.

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Means logged 51 tackles in 2003 and was also credited with two quarterback sacks and two tackles for lost yardage. He completely dominated the North Texas offensive line in the New Orleans Bowl, leading Memphis to a 27-17 victory. Means received the Top Tiger Award for 2003, which is presented annually by Tommy West. Means made the switch from nose tackle to defensive end in the spring of 2004 and will be even more of a factor in the Memphis pass rush. Joining him on the defensive front will be lettermen David McNair at end and two-year letterman LaVale Washington at nose tackle. McNair posted 22 tackles and three quarterback sacks last season, while Washington logged 29 hits with f o u r tackles for lost yardage and two Senior Albert Means, who started nine games sacks. in 2003, will anchor the defensive line this Letterman fall. Marcus West will be a part of the rotation at defensive end. The junior has lettered for two seasons and gives Memphis quickness at rush end. Arron Bentley, who lettered at tight end in 2003, and Haracio Colen will provide depth on the defensive front as will end Lane Garcia. The three players gained invaluable experience in the spring and working a large number of plays against the number one offensive unit. The focus of the Tigers’ recruiting effort in 2004 was to gain defensive linemen, and the positions were certainly filled with the addition of four junior college transfers and three standout high school players. The Tigers were able to sign junior college stars Rubio Phillips, Tyus Jackson, Brandon Farrar and Van Houston for the fall of 2004 and high school stars Cortez McCraney, Ryan Williams and Brandon Douglas. Phillips, Jackson, Farrar and Houston bring a great deal of size and experience

to the defensive line. Phillips, 6-2, 250, played for Holmes Community College in Mississippi. Jackson, 6-3, 250, played his junior college football for Northeast Mississippi C.C., while Farrar, who played one season for Ole Miss, came to the Tigers from Southwest Mississippi Community College. Houston, who was named the defensive MVP of the Mississippi Junior College All-Star Game, stands 6-6 and weighs 320. He played for Itawamba Community College. McCraney was a prep star at Southaven High School. A former basketball player, the 6-4 end played just one season of football but already possess good athletic skills. Williams, one of four Christian Brothers signees, is a nose tackle who was named the Super 7 Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2003. Douglas was an all-state picked from Haywood County High School in Brownsville, Tennessee. The Linebackers - If there were one area decimated by graduation it was that of linebacker. Gone from 2003 are starters Greg Harper, Coot Terry and Will Hyden. The trio started every game in 2003, and Harper and Terry had been four-year starters for the Tigers. Hyden led the team in tackles during 2003 with 101, while Harper ranked third and Terry fourth in total hits. Harper was credited with 97 tackles and Terry with 96. During the spring of 2004, several players stepped forward at linebacker and will hopefully be able to fill the defensive needs this fall. Two-year letterman Tim Goodwell moved from outside linebacker to middle backer in the spring of 2004 and offers the squad both size and speed. The Georgia native had 37 tackles as a sophomore outside linebacker and has the speed to also cover receivers. Joining Goodwell at middle linebacker will be senior Charles Davis, sophomore Michael Spurlock and newcomer Heath Grant. Both Davis and Spurlock are returning letterwinners, while Grant enters Memphis after an outstanding prep career in Mississippi. Davis lettered in 2002 but has been bothered with injuries throughout his career. He has seen most of his play as a member of the Memphis special teams. Spurlock came to the U of M last fall as a walk-on from Houston High in Memphis and had earned a spot on the field by the season 21

opener. He served as a member of the Tiger special teams, appearing in 11 of the 13 games. Grant is an all-state linebacker from Starkville High School. The son of Mississippi State’s former strength coach, Grant set a school record for tackles in 2003 with 178. The outside linebacker slots feature two young linebackers in Mike Snyder and Quinton McCrary and newcomer Carlton Baker. However, a host of young backersincluding Carson Hunter, Cato Mott and Sheldon Taylor will be joined by freshmen Greg Hinds and TiQuinton Morrell. Snyder, McCrary, Mott and Hunter were regulars on the Tiger special teams in 2003 and saw some playing time at linebacker, while Taylor battled through a second ACL injury. All have on-field experience and offer the Tigers depth at backer. Hinds comes to Memphis with incredible prep credentials. He was ranked as the number one prospect in the state of Mississippi in 2003 and the number six athlete in the nation by Rivals.com. The 62, 220-pound defensive back has the reputation as a big hitter and can be used as either a back or linebacker by the Tigers. Morrell came to Memphis from Atlanta, Georgia, after helping his team to an 8-3 record in 2003. Cat Safety - Former Tiger linebacker Derrick Ballard was switched from backer to one of the cat safety slots for the 2003 season. The Chicago Bear signee had a standout season, registering 91 tackles, seven tackles for lost yardage, two fumble recoveries, two blocked kicks and one pass interception. Ballard, a four-year letterman, has departed for the NFL but back for their final campaign are starter Scott Vogel and former freshman All-American O.C. Collins, as well as some very talented young players. Vogel, a three-year starter, recorded 69 tackles last season; led the team in pass breakups with 11 and intercepted two passes. His 38-yard interception return for a touchdown against Tulane broke the game open and helped the Tigers to a 419 victory. Vogel enters the season with over 150 career tackles and five interceptions. Collins was named to two freshman AllAmerica teams in 2002 after a sensational campaign at free safety. He took over the starters role at corner in 2003 after Lee Hayes suffered a broken leg and worked as a cat safety in the spring. Collins has

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over 115 career tackles and four career interceptions. Joining the group of cat safeties are lettermen Sam Brewer, Olen Whitely, Javar Pollard and Derek Clenin and signee Rod Smith. Brewer played in all 13 games of 2003, earning his first football letter, as did walk-on candidate Clenin. Pollard, who worked as a number one in spring drills, logged six tackles last season as a member of the special teams. Whitely played in six contests last fall. Smith, who played his prep football at Milan High School, was named Tennessee’s Mr. Football for Class 2A and at 6-2, 205, gives the Tigers additional size at cat safety. T he Secondar y - The Tiger secSecondary ondary returns intact for the 2004 season after helping the defense to a 19th-place national ranking in pass defense in 2003. Both corners, Cameron Essex and Tristan Thomas, return as does an all-star candidate, Wesley Smith, at free safety. Essex, a senior, started 10 games at cornerback in 2003 and was credited with 42 tackles and five pass breakups. He logged a career-high seven tackles against East Carolina, including five solo stops. Essex took over at corner when Collins was moved to replace an injured Lee Hayes. Junior college transfer Dustin Lopez arrived on the Memphis campus in January and participated in spring drills. He is expected to back up Essex, along with

SPECIALISTS Punter

48 35 41

Brandon Roberson * Ryan Ivey ** John Patterson

98 76 95

Rusty Clayton * Gene Frederic *** Jared Bidne

32 19

Stephen Gostkowski ** Patrick Byrne *

35 19

Ryan Ivey ** Patrick Byrne *

20 28

DeAngelo Williams ** Darron White ***

28

Darron White ***

6-0 6-0 6-3

183 175 175

Sr. r-Sr. r-Jr.

241 288 225

r-So. Sr. r-Sr.

6-2 6-1

200 211

Jr. r-So.

6-0 6-1

175 211

r-Sr. r-So.

217 200

Jr. Sr.

200

Sr.

Deep Snapper 6-2 6-4 6-0

Placekicker Holder

Kick Return

5-10 6-0

Punt Return

6-0

Jermaine Anderson. 44 PATs made were the most by a Tiger Thomas moved into Collins’ old position kicker in a season and his 19 field goals in spring drills and is slated to start in the made represent the second-highest total fall of 2004. The senior has lettered for three made in a single season. Gostkowski has years in the secondary and is credited with now scored 160 career points and ranks 49 career tackles and one interception. fifth on the career scoring list. He is backed Backing up Thomas will be three-year let- up by sophomore quarterback/kicker terman Lionel Pieh, letterman Jermaine Patrick Byrne, who handles all of the Tiger Chambers and newcomer Brandon kickoff duties, and walk-on candidate John Patterson. Patterson. Pieh has seen most of his play on the Roberson came to Memphis last year Tiger special teams, as did Chambers in as a junior college transfer and worked as 2003. Patterson was an all-state quarter- the punter in all 13 games. He had 50 punts back and defensive back at Germantown on the season and averaged 39.5 yards High School. He led his team to the 2003 per punt with seven of his kicks downed Tennessee 5-A state championship, rush- inside the opponent's 20 yard line. ing for the team’s only touchdown in the Roberson is supported by starting holder championship game. Ivey who has not had to punt for the TiSmith, a first team All-Conference USA gers. selection in 2003, is back for his secIvey has lettered for two years as ond season at free safety. The big the Tiger holder and started every defensive back was credited with game in 2003. He was given a 98 tackles last season, includscholarship prior to the start of ing four for lost yardage. He led last season. Byrne works as the squad in pass interceptions the backup holder for the with three and had one quarspecial teams. terback sack. His pass inClayton, a redterception return for 38 shirt sophomore, yards against Cincinnati set handled all of the team’s up the game winning touchsnapping chores in 2003 down and earned Smith the and will return to that duty conference Defensive Player this fall. He was named the of the Week award. Special Teams Player of the Smith is supported by sophoYear for 2003 for his near permore letterman Jamaal Rufus, fection on special teams. who was considered the top deBacking up Clayton are letfensive prospect in the area in termen Jared Bidne and 2002. He worked as a speGene Frederic. Frederic cial teams member and handled all of the snapping as a safety last season duties for two years before and registered seven taking over at center in 2003. tackles and one tackle During the off season, for lost yardage. Chase Tommy West decided the TiCrawford will also work gers were in need of a speat free safety in the fall. Defensive backs Wesley Smith (45) and Cameron cial teams coach. When an Essex (7) are slated as regulars in the secondary opening occurred on the Special Teams - for the fall of 2004. Memphis staff, West immeMemphis has back all of diately hired Tyson Helton to its special teams memcoach the U of M tight ends bers from the 2003 season and a new and special teams. Helton had served for coach who specializes in special teams three years as special teams coach at the play. Returning for the 2004 campaign are University of Hawaii and had his units kicker Stephen Gostkowski, punter Bran- ranked among the nation’s leaders in redon Roberson, holder Ryan Ivey and deep turns. snapper Rusty Clayton. Gostkowski, a junior from Brandon, Mississippi, scored 101 points for Memphis last season, tying the school record for most points scored in a single season. His 22

Tiger Rosters

MEMPHIS

NUMERICAL ROSTER ALPHABETICAL ROSTER 39 94 1 10 57 90 95 72 23 63 85 19 6 98 21 38 93 40 70 13 89 25 56 73 88 5 82 60 34 7 42 76 97 33 64 61 21 79 41 32 27 37 75 54 27 4 65 92 7 52 35

Jermaine Anderson ......... DB Navin Ausley ................. WR Maurice Avery ............... WR Carlton Baker .................. ILB Philip Beliles .................... OT Arron Bentley .................. DE Jared Bidne ..................... DS Greg Billingslea ............... OT Sam Brewer .................... DB Blake Butler ..................... OT Daniel Byram ................. WR Patrick Byrne .............. QB/K Jermaine Chambers ....... DB Rusty Clayton ................. DS Derek Clenin ................... DB LaKendus Cole ............... RB Haracio Colen ................. NT O.C. Collins .................... DB James Corder ................ OG Chase Crawford ............. DB Isaac Daniel ..................... TE Brian Davis ..................... RB Charles Davis ................. ILB David Davis .................... OT Tavarious Davis ............ WR Joseph Doss ................... RB John Doucette ................. TE Brandon Douglas ............. NT Robert Douglas ............... FB Cameron Essex ............. DB Brandon Farrar ................ DE Gene Frederic ................... C Trey Friend ..................... DS Jamarcus Gaither ........... RB Bobby Garafolo ................. C Lane Garcia ..................... DE Tavares Gideon ............. WR Kenyun Glover .............. OG Tim Goodwell ................. ILB Stephen Gostkowski .......... K Michael Grandberry ....... WR Heath Grant ..................... ILB Andrew Handy ............... OG Willie Henderson ............ OG Shaka Hill ........................ DE Greg Hinds ...................... DB Abraham Holloway ......... OT Van Houston .................... DE Will Hudgens ................... QB Carson Hunter ............... OLB Ryan Ivey ...................... H/K

NO 1 2 3 4 5

NAME Maurice Avery ** Brandon Patterson Derron Parquet * Greg Hinds Joseph Doss

POS WR DB RB DB RB

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

WT 210 195 220 220 190

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

HOMETOWN/HS/JC Atlanta, GA/McNair HS Germantown, TN/Germantown HS Metairie, LA/LSU Southaven, MS/Southaven HS Memphis, TN/Melrose HS

Jermaine Chambers * Cameron Essex *** Will Hudgens Scott Vogel *** Tristan Thomas ***

DB DB QB DB DB

6-0 5-11 6-3 6-1 6-1

210 186 200 193 180

So. Sr. Fr. Sr. Sr.

Memphis, TN/Trezevant HS Atlanta, GA/SW DeKalb HS Memphis, TN/Ridgeway HS Memphis, TN/MUS Marietta, GA/Marietta HS

10 11 12 13 14

Carlton Baker Bobby Robison * Chris Kelley * Chase Crawford Earnest Williams

OLB QB WR DB WR

6-2 6-4 6-1 6-2 6-0

232 213 201 208 170

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

Belle Glade, FL/Hutchinson JC Ft. Walton Beach, FL/NW Miss CC Corinth, MS/NE Miss CC Franklin, TN/Franklin HS Alamo, TN/Crockett County HS

15 16 17 18 19

Michael Spurlock * Antonio McCoy Javar Pollard * Danny Wimprine *** Patrick Byrne *

ILB WR DB QB QB/K

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

221 165 203 222 211

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

Germantown, TN/Houston HS Starkville, MS/Starkville HS Batesville, MS/South Panola HS River Ridge, LA/John T. Curtis HS Brewton, AL/T.R. Miller HS

20 21 21 22 23

DeAngelo Williams ** Tavares Gideon * Derek Clenin * Cato Mott ** Sam Brewer *

RB WR DB OLB DB

5-10 6-4 5-9 5-10 6-1

217 210 188 194 194

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

Wynne, AR/Wynne HS Greenville, MS/Miss Delta JC Memphis, TN/MUS Orlando, FL/Apopka HS Coffeyville, TX/Heritage HS

24 25 26 27 27

Taz Knockum Brian Davis Dustin Lopez Shaka Hill *** Michael Grandberry

RB RB DB DE WR

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

221 211 191 253 170

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

Baton Rouge, LA/Catholic HS Columbus, GA/Carver HS Hopkinsville, KY/West Minnesota JC Nashville, TN/Goodpasture HS Covington, TN/Covington HS

28 29 30 31 32

Darron White *** Lionel Pieh *** Quinton McCrary * Jamaal Rufus * Stephen Gostkowski **

WR DB OLB DB K

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

200 191 222 205 200

Sr. Sr. So. So. Jr.

Covington, TN/Covington HS Memphis, TN/Cordova HS Columbus, MS/Columbus HS Memphis, TN/Frayser HS Madison, MS/Madison Central HS

33 34 35 36 37

Jamarcus Gaither Robert Douglas *** Ryan Ivey ** Rod Smith Heath Grant

RB FB P/H DB ILB

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

188 232 175 205 220

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

Memphis, TN/Frayser HS St. Louis, MO/Lutheran North HS Mayfield, KY/Mayfield HS Milan, TN/Milan HS Starkville, MS/Starkville HS

38 39 39 40 41

LaKendus Cole * Olen Whitely * Jermaine Anderson O.C. Collins ** Tim Goodwell **

RB DB DB DB ILB

5-9 6-0 5-7 6-0 6-2

189 208 165 185 229

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

Germantown, TN/Houston HS Boynton Beach, FL/Lake Worth HS Lexington, KY/Paul Dunbar HS Dacula, GA/Dacula HS Lithonia, GA/Tucker HS

41 42 43 44 45

John Patterson Brandon Farrar Marcus West ** TiQuintin Morrell Wesley Smith *

K DE DE OLB DB

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

175 255 252 205 194

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

Columbia, TN/Columbia Central HS Woodville, MS/Southwest Miss CC Columbus, MS/Columbus HS Atlanta, GA/Douglass HS Oxford, MS/Lafayette County HS

46 47 48

Tyus Jackson Sheldon Taylor ** Brandon Roberson *

DE OLB P

6-3 6-1 6-0

250 215 183

r-Jr. r-Jr. Sr.

Birmingham, AL/NE Miss CC Memphis, TN/Trezevant HS Ripley, MS/NE Miss CC

6 7 7 8 9

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Rosters

49 51

Khalid Khowaja LaVale Washington **

DB NT

5-11 6-1

183 265

r-Sr. Jr.

Chicago, IL/St. Patrick HS New Orleans, LA/St. Augustine HS

52 53 54 55 56

Carson Hunter * Jeremy Rone ** Willie Henderson * Mike Snyder * Charles Davis *

OLB OT OG OLB ILB

5-10 6-3 6-7 6-2 6-0

231 272 328 231 245

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

Collierville, TN/Collierville HS Texarkana, TX/Liberty Eylau HS Memphis, TN/Ridgeway HS New Orleans, LA/John T. Curtis HS Memphis, TN/Trezevant HS

57 59 60 61 62

Philip Beliles Bruce McCaleb * Brandon Douglas Lane Garcia Ryan Williams

OT OT NT DE NT

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

265 278 275 247 290

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

Memphis, TN/CBHS Alpadena, CA/John Muier HS Brownsville, TN/Haywood County HS Baton Rouge, LA/Catholic HS Memphis, TN/CBHS

62 63 64 65 66

Eddie Strickland Blake Butler * Bobby Garafolo Abraham Holloway Stephen Schuh *

OG OT C OT C

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

310 296 289 328 287

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

Memphis, TN/Central HS Cleveland, OH/Cuyahoga Valley Los Angeles, CA/Mt. San Antonio JC Prentiss, MS/Prentiss HS Germantown, TN/Germantown HS

68 69 70 71 72

Jason Matthews * Andy Smith James Corder Jason Johnson *** Greg Billingslea *

OG OG OG OT OT

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

295 298 296 284 290

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

Muscle Shoals, AL/NE Miss CC Fayetteville, GA/Starr's Mill HS Nashville, TN/Christ PresbyAcademy St. Louis, MO/Pattonville HS Tucker, GA/Tucker HS

73 74 75 76 77

David Davis * Jared McGowen Andrew Handy *** Gene Frederic *** Albert Means **

OT OG OG C/DS DT

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

282 305 310 288 328

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

Hamilton, MS/Itawamba CC Walls, MS/Univ. of Kentucky Miami, FL/Palmetto HS St. Louis, MO/DeSmet Jesuit HS Memphis, TN/Univ. of Alabama

78 79 80 81 82

Brandon Pearce Kenyun Glover *** Von Webb * Brandon Stewart John Doucette **

OT OG WR WR TE

6-5 6-3 6-0 5-5 6-2

270 307 184 158 271

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

Memphis, TN/CBHS Memphis, TN/Overton HS Athens, AL/Athens HS Jackson, TN/Central-Merry HS New Orleans, LA/St. Augustine HS

83 84 85 85 86

Ryan Scott * Mario Pratcher * Brett Russell Daniel Byram Maurice Jones

WR WR TE WR WR

6-4 6-4 6-3 5-9 6-2

206 211 220 178 185

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

Jackson, TN/Central-Merry HS Memphis, TN/Trezevant HS Memphis, TN/CBHS Covington, TN/Covington HS Memphis, TN/White Station HS

86 87 88 89 90

Tim Myers Carlton Robinzine Tavarious Davis *** Isaac Daniel * Arron Bentley *

WR WR WR TE DE

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

162 190 198 249 292

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

Memphis, TN/Whitehaven HS Memphis, TN/Bolton HS Athens, GA/Mays HS Millington, TN/Millington HS Trumann, AR/Trumann HS

91 92 93 94 95

Cortez McCraney Van Houston Haracio Colen Navin Ausley Jared Bidne

DE DE NT WR DS

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

220 320 286 174 225

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

Southaven, MS/Southaven HS Okolona, MS/Itawamba CC Russellville, AR/Russellville HS Southaven, MS/Gallatin HS Senoia, GA/East Coweta HS

96 97 98 99

David McNair ** Trey Friend Rusty Clayton * Rubio Phillips

DE DS DS DE

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

256 250 241 250

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

Dunn, NC/Hargrave Military Atoka, TN/Rosemark Academy Hattiesburg, MS/Oak Grove HS Kosciusko, MS/Holmes CC

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46 71 86 12 49 24 26 68 59 16 91 30 74 96 77 44 22 86 3 2 41 78 99 29 17 84 48 87 11 53 31 85 66 83 69 36 45 55 15 81 62 47 9 8 51 80 43 28 39 20 14 62 18

Tyus Jackson ................. DE Jason Johnson ............... OT Maurice Jones ............... WR Chris Kelley ................... WR Khalid Khowaja ............... DB Taz Knockum .................. RB Dustin Lopez ................... DB Jason Matthews ............ OG Bruce McCaleb ............... OT Antonio McCoy .............. WR Cortez McCraney ........... DE Quinton McCrary .......... OLB Jared McGowen ............ OG David McNair .................. DE Albert Means ................... DE TiQuintin Morrell ............ OLB Cato Mott ....................... OLB Tim Myers ..................... WR Derron Parquet ................ RB Brandon Patterson ........... DB John Patterson ................... K Brandon Pearce .............. OT Rubio Phillips .................. DE Lionel Pieh ....................... DB Javar Pollard ................... DB Mario Pratcher ................ WR Brandon Roberson ............. P Carlton Robinzine .......... WR Bobby Robison ............... QB Jeremy Rone .................. OT Jamaal Rufus .................. DB Brett Russell .................... TE Stephen Schuh .................. C Ryan Scott ..................... WR Andy Smith .................... OG Rod Smith ....................... DB Wesley Smith .................. DB Mike Snyder ................. OLB Michael Spurlock ............ ILB Brandon Stewart ............ WR Eddie Strickland ............. OG Sheldon Taylor .............. OLB Tristan Thomas ............... DB Scott Vogel ...................... DB LaVale Washington .......... NT Von Webb ....................... WR Marcus West ................... DE Darron White ................... WR Olen Whitely .................... DB DeAngelo Williams .......... RB Earnest Williams ............ WR Ryan Williams ................. NT Danny Wimprine ............. QB

Roster Breakdown

MEMPHIS

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Freshmen (26)

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

Jermaine Anderson, WR Philip Beliles, OL Joseph Doss, RB Brandon Douglas, OL Trey Friend, DS Jamarcus Gaither, RB Lane Garcia, DE Michael Grandberry, WR Heath Grant, ILB Greg Hinds, DB Abraham Holloway, C Will Hudgens, QB Maurice Jones, WR Taz Knockum, RB Antonio McCoy, WR Cortez McCraney, DE TiQuintin Morrell, OLB Brandon Patterson, DB Brandon Pearce, OL Carlton Robinzine, WR Brett Russell, TE Andy Smith, OT Rod Smith, DB Brandon Stewart, WR Earnest Williams, WR Ryan Williams, DL

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○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Aaron Bentley *, DE Sam Brewer *, DB Blake Butler *, OG Patrick Byrne *, QB-K Rusty Clayton *, DS Derek Clenin *, DB Haracio Colen, DE Chase Crawford, DB Brian Davis, RB Brandon Farrar, DT Willie Henderson *, OG Carson Hunter *, OLB Dustin Lopez, DB Bruce McCaleb *, OG Quinton McCrary *, OLB Jared McGowen, OG Javar Pollard *, DB Jamaal Rufus *, DB Stephen Schuh *, C Ryan Scott *, WR Mike Snyder *, ILB Michael Spurlock *, FB Eddie Strickland, OG Olen Whitely *, DB

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Maurice Avery **, WR Carlton Baker, ILB Daniel Byram, WR Jermaine Chambers *, DB O.C. Collins **, DB James Corder, OT John Doucette **, TE Bobby Garafolo, OG Tim Goodwell **, OLB Stephen Gostkowski **, K Van Houston, DE Tyus Jackson, DE Cato Mott **, DB John Patterson, K Rubio Phillips, DE Mario Pratcher *, WR Wesley Smith *, DB Sheldon Taylor **, OLB LaVale Washington **, DE Marcus West **, DE DeAngelo Williams **, RB

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

Sophomores (24)

Juniors (21)

Seniors (32)

2004 TIGERS BY THE CLASS

2003 CAPTAINS

6 SENIORS ARE DEFENSIVE MVP

WILIAMS/FREDERIC OFF. MVP

The 2003 Tiger football team voted for permanent captains prior to the conclusion of the season. Derrick Ballard, Coot Terry, Eric Taylor and Greg Harper were elected the permanent captains for the Tigers' successful 2003 football campaign.

Six players were named by the coaching staff as the defensive MVPs for the 2003 season. The group included all of the senior defensive players from 2003: Derrick Ballard, Coot Terry, Eric Taylor, Greg Harper, Will Hyden and Treveco Lucas.

RB DeAngelo Williams and center Gene Frederic received the 2003 Offensive MVP Award. Williams rushed for a school record 1,430 yards and was the C-USA Offensive Player of the Year. Frederic anchored the line at center and was named 3rd team All-C-USA.

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Roster Breakdown

MEMPHIS

STARTERS RETURNING ( 20 ) OFFENSE (11) ..................... (OT) Jeremy Rone ................ (OG) Andrew Handy .............................. (C) Gene Frederic ..................... (OG) Jason Matthews (OT) David Davis ................. (TE) John Doucette ................. (WR) Darron White .................................. (WR) Maurice Avery ................ (WR) Tavarious Davis (QB) Danny Wimprine .......... (RB) DeAngelo Williams DEFENSE (5) ....................... (DT) Albert Means .................. (LCS) Scott Vogel ................................... (DB) Cameron Essex ............... (DB) Wesley Smith (DB) O.C. Collins SPECIALIST (4) .................. (K) Stephen Gostkowski ........ (P) Brandon Roberson ............................ (DS) Rusty Clayton .................. (H) Ryan Ivey

STARTERS LOST ( 6 ) OFFENSE (0) DEFENSE (6) ....................... (DE) Treveco Lucas ............... (DE) Eric Taylor ..................................... (OLB) Coot Terry ...................... (ILB) Will Hyden (OLB) Greg Harper ............... (RCS) Derrick Ballard SPECIALIST (0)

LETTERMEN RETURNING ( 59 ) OFFENSE (31) ..................... (WR) Maurice Avery ............... (WR) Tavares Gideon ............................ (WR) Ryan Scott ....................... (WR) Von Webb (WR) Darron White ................ (WR) Mario Pratcher ............... (WR) Tavarious Davis ........................... (WR) Chis Kelley ...................... (QB) Danny Wimprine (QB) Bobby Robison ............ (QB/K) Patrick Byrne .............. (RB) DeAngelo Williams ......................... (RB) Derron Parquet .................. (RB) LaKendus Cole (FB) Robert Douglas ............. (FB) Michael Spurlock ............ (OT) Greg Billingslea .............................. (OT) David Davis ..................... (C) Gene Frederic (OG) Kenyun Glover ............ (OG) Andrew Handy ............... (OT) Jason Johnson .............................. (OT) Jeremy Rone ................... (OG) Jason Matthews (OG) Blake Butler ................. (OG) Willie Henderson ............. (OG) Bruce McCaleb .............................. (C) Stephen Schuh ................... (TE) John Doucette (TE) Isaac Daniel .................. (TE) Aaron Bentley DEFENSE (24) ..................... (DB) O.C. Collins .................... (DB) Scott Vogel ..................................... (DB) Cameron Essex ............... (DB) Tristan Thomas (DB) Lionel Pieh .................... (ILB) Charles Davis ................. (OLB) Tim Goodwell .............................. (ILB) Mike Snyder ..................... (DB) Cato Mott (DE) Shaka Hill ..................... (OLB) Quinton McCrary .......... (DB) Javar Pollard .................................. (DB) Wesley Smith ................... (DB) Olen Whitely (DB) Jamaal Rufus ............... (DT) Albert Means ................... (DT) LaVale Washington ......................... (DE) David McNair ................... (DE) Marcus West (OLB) Sheldon Taylor .......... (DB) Jermaine Chambers ....... (DB) Sam Brewer ................................... (OLB) Carson Hunter ................ (DB) Derek Clenin SPECIALIST (4) .................. (K) Stephen Gostkowski ......... (P) Brandon Roberson ............................ (DS) Rusty Clayton .................. (H) Ryan Ivey

LETTERMEN LOST ( 10 ) OFFENSE (2) ....................... (WR) LaDarius Price ............... (WR) Darren Garcia DEFENSE (6) ....................... (DE) Eric Taylor ...................... (DE) Treveco Lucas ............................... (OLB) Coot Terry ...................... (ILB) Will Hyden (OLB) Greg Harper ............... (LCS) Derrick Ballard SPECIALIST (2) .................. (PR) Cole Hoppe ..................... (K) Danny Haynes

2003 SPRING GAME MVP

GLENN JONES AWARD

CHRIS FAROS AWARD

Senior quarterback Bobby Robison connected on 13-of-31 pass attempts for 235 yards and three touchdowns in being named the Paul Gingold MVP of the annual Blue-Gray Game. The lefthander tossed two touchdown passes to receiver Maurice Avery (46 and 27 yards) and a 14-yarder to wideout Mario Pratcher in earning the award.

Four Tiger players were named as recipients of the 2004 Glenn Jones Award. Quarterback Danny Wimprine and receiver Darron White were selected from the offensive unit. Defensively, tackle Albert Means and safety Scott Vogel received the honors. The Glenn Jones Award is presented to the players who lead through determination and desire both on and off the field.

The 2004 Chris Faros Most Improved Player Award is selected annually by the coaching staff and given to the players who have made the most progress in spring practice. The winners for 2004 were offensive linemen Blake Butler and Willie Henderson and from the defense, linebacker Tim Goodwell and end David McNair.

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Hometown Roster Alabama (4) Athens .......................................... Von Webb Birmingham ............................. Tyus Jackson Brewton .................................. Patrick Byrne 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) Belle Glade ............................ Carlton Baker Boynton Beach .......................... Olen Whitely Ft. Walton Beach .................. Bobby Robison Miami ................................... Andrew Handy Orlando ......................................... Cato Mott Georgia (11) Athens ................................ Tavarious Davis Atlanta ................................. Cameron Essex ............................................. Maurice Avery .......................................... TiQuintin Morrell Columbus ................................... Brian Davis Dacula ...................................... O.C. Collins Fayetteville ................................. Andy Smith Lithonia ................................... Tim Goodwell Marietta ................................ Tristan Thomas Senoia ...................................... Jared Bidne Tucker ................................. Greg Billingslea Illinois (1) ............................................ Khalid Khowaja Kentucky (2) Hopkinsville .............................. Dustin Lopez 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 (19) Batesville ................................. Javar Pollard Columbus ................................. Marcus West ......................................... Quinton McCrary Corinth ...................................... Chris Kelley Greenville ........................... Tavares Gideon

Hamilton .................................... David Davis Hattiesburg ............................. Rusty Clayton Kosciusko ................................ Rubio Phillips Madison ........................ Stephen Gostkowski McComb ............................. Brandon Farrar Okolona ................................... Van Houston Oxford ..................................... Wesley Smith Prentiss .......................... Abraham Holloway Ripley ............................ Brandon Roberson Southaven ................................. Greg Hinds ........................................ Cortez McCraney .......................................... Jared McGowen Starkville ................................... Heath Grant ............................................ Antonio McCoy Missouri (3) St. Louis .............................. Robert Douglas ............................................. Gene Frederic ............................................ Jason Johnson

MEMPHIS

................................................... Ryan Scott ............................................ Stephen Schuh ......................................... Michael Spurlock .......................................... Brandon Stewart ........................................... Eddie Strickland ............................................ Sheldon Taylor ................................................... Scott Vogel .............................................. Ryan Williams ................................................. Tim Meyers Milan ............................................ Rod Smith Millington ................................... Issac Daniel Nashville ...................................... Shaka Hill .............................................. James Corder Texas (2) Colleyville ................................ Sam Brewer Texarkana .............................. Jeremy Rone

North Carolina (1) Dunn ...................................... David McNair Ohio (1) Cleveland ................................. Blake Butler Tennessee (43) Atoka ......................................... Trey Friend Bells .................................... Earnest Williams Brownsville ...................... Brandon Douglas Collierville ............................. Carson Hunter Columbia ............................... John Patterson Covington ............................... Darron White ............................................... Daniel Byram ..................................... Michael Grandberry Franklin .............................. Chase Crawford Jackson ....................................... Ryan Scott .......................................... Brandon Stewart Memphis ................................... Philip Beliles ..................................... Jermaine Chambers ............................................... Derek Clenin ............................................. LaKendusCole .............................................. Charles Davis ................................................ Joseph Doss ......................................... Jamarcus Gaither ............................................ Kenyun Glover .......................................... Willie Henderson ................................................ Will Hudgens ............................................. Maurice Jones ............................................... Albert Means ....................................... Brandon Patterson .......................................... Brandon Pearce ................................................... Lionel Pieh ............................................. Mario Pratcher ........................................ Carlton Robinzine ............................................... Jamaal Rufus ................................................. Brett Russell 27

PRONUNCIATION KEY PLAYERS Philip Beliles ............................................... Bah-Lyles Greg Billingslea ......................................... Billings-lee Tavarious Davis ...................................... Tavar-ee-us John Doucette ............................................. Do-cette Brandon Farrar ............................................... Fah-rar 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 Cortez McCraney ............................... Muh-Crane-ee TiQuintin Morrell ...................................... Tie-Quintin Lionel Pieh ...................................................... Pea-uh Brandon Roberson................................... Rob-er-son Bobby Robison .......................................... Rob-i-son Carlton Robinzine .................................. Rob-in-zeen Danny Wimprine ........................................ Wim-prine COACHES Randy Fichtner ............................................ Feet - ner Chris Rumph ................................................... Rump

All-Star Nominees OFFENSE

18 DANNY WIMPRINE QB, 6-1, 222, r-Senior ✰ A three-year letterman who broke virtually every Memphis passing and total offense record in 2003 ... Threw for a school record 3,174 yards and 22 touchdowns last season ... Became first Memphis quarterback to throw for more than 3,000 yards in a season ... Completed 54.9 percent of his passes ... Was ranked 29th in the nation in passing and 34th 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, yards and touchdowns in a game, season and career ... Was named the MVP of the 2003 New Orleans Bowl after throwing for 254 yards and one touchdown and running for another score in UM's 27-17 victory. WIMPRINE'S STATISTICS Passing Yr Att 2001 196 2002 435 2003 440 Total 1071 Rushing Yr Att 2001 84 2002 98 2003 40 Total 222

Com 102 235 246 583

Pct 52.0 54.0 55.9 54.4

Yds 1329 2820 3174 7323

TD 14 23 22 59

Yds 270 40 -3 307

Avg 3.2 0.4 -0.1 1.4

TDs 3 2 4 9

LG 35 13 17 35

LG 73 72 92 92

20 DeANGELO WILLIAMS RB, 5-10, 217, Junior ✰ Named to the 2003 CoSIDA Region IV Academic All-America Team ... Received the New Orleans Bowl Academic Award for 2003 ... Two-year letterman who led the team in rushing in 2003 with 1,430 yards ... Set a Memphis single-season record with 1,430 yards despite missing the final two-and-a-half games of '03 ... Set the Memphis game record for receiving yards by a back with 135 versus Tennessee Tech ... Led the nation in allpurpose yardage (192.1) and was ranked fifth in rushing (130.0) ... Was twice named Conference USA Player of the Week and was voted the C-USA Offensive Player of the Year in 2003 ... Had 10-consecutive 100 yard rushing per-

formances in '03 and now has 14 for his career ... Ended his freshman season tied for fifth in the nation in average yards per carry at 6.6 yards ... Had four 100-yard performances as a freshman ... Was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team and The Sporting News C-USA All-Freshman Team. WILLIAMS' STATISTICS Rushing Yr Att 2002 103 2003 243 Total 346

Yds 684 1430 2114

Avg 6.6 5.9 6.1

TDs 5 10 15

LG 86 49 86

1 MAURICE AVERY WR, 6-2, 210, Junior ✰ Came to the Tigers as a quarterback but was moved to receiver in 2003 ... Finished the season as the team's leading receiver with 49 catches for 742 yards ... Led the team in receiving scores with eight touchdowns, despite missing the final two regular season games with a knee injury ... Averaged 15.1 yards per catch ... Caught a school-record 13 passes for 125 yards in the UAB game ... Had a season-long reception of 55 yards against Houston... His 49 catches rank as the fifth highest single season total and his 742 yards ranks as the school's fifth highest. AVERY'S STATISTICS Receiving Yr No. 2002 2 2003 49 Total 51

Yds 13 742 755

Avg 6.5 15.1 14.8

TDs 0 8 8

LG 11 55 55

28 DARRON WHITE WR, 6-0, 200, Senior

receiving yards with 1,290 ... Caught 37 passes for 525 yards and five touchdowns in 2003 ... Had a season-high ten pass receptions for 102 yards in the Miss State game in 2003 ... Had two TD catches in win over East Carolina ...Was the team's third-leading receiver with 34 receptions for 422 yards and three touchdowns as a freshman ... 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 No. Yds Avg TDs LG 2001 34 422 12.4 3 69 2002 40 343 8.6 2 30 2003 37 525 14.2 5 36 Total 111 1290 11.6 10 69

DEFENSE

77 ALBERT MEANS DT, 6-4, 328, Senior ✰ A two-year letterman who has 16 career starts at defensive tackle for Memphis ... Was credited with 51 tackles, two tackles for lost yardage and two quarterback sacks in '03 ... Had a season-high eight tackles against UAB ... Came to the Tigers as a transfer from Alabama in 2001 ... Also totaled 51 tackles in 2001 and had four tackles for lost yardage ... Had one pass interception in win over UTChattanooga ... Has 102 career tackles in two seasons.

2001 2003 Total

✰ Has lettered as a regular at receiver for three years ... Is currently ranked 4th on Tigers' all-time receptions list with 111 and 6th in

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MEMPHIS

T 27 27 54

MEANS' STATISTICS A TOT TFL SAC INT 24 51 4-21 1-5 1 24 51 2-10 2-10 0 48 102 6-31 3-15 1

45 WESLEY SMITH FS, 6-3, 194, Junior ✰ A letterman safety for the Tigers who was a starter for last year ... Was credited with 98 tackles and four tackles for lost yardage in 2003 ... Had three interceptions to lead team ... Named C-USA Defensive Player of the Week vs Cincinnati ... Named 1st team AllConference USA.

2003

T 51

SMITH'S STATISTICS A TOT TFL SAC 47 98 4-31 1-20

INT 3-40

Offensive Lineup QUARTERBACK

18 11 19 7

Danny Wimprine *** Bobby Robison * Patrick Byrne * Will Hudgens

20 33 3 38 25 5

DeAngelo Williams ** Jamarcus Gaither Derron Parquet * LaKendus Cole * Brian Davis Joseph Doss

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

TAILBACK ( A ) 5-10 5-10 6-0 5-9 6-1 5-9

FULLBACK ( B )

34 24

Robert Douglas *** Taz Knockum

82 89 85

John Doucette ** Isaac Daniel * Brett Russell

12 84 14 86

Chris Kelley * Mario Pratcher * Earnest Williams Maurice Jones

83 21 86 87

Ryan Scott * Tavares Gideon * Tim Myers Carlton Robinzine

88 80 16

Tavarious Davis ** Von Webb * Antonio McCoy

1 28 81 85 94 27

Maurice Avery ** Darron White *** Brandon Stewart Daniel Byram Navin Ausley Michael Grandberry

6-3 6-2

TIGHT END

6-2 6-0 6-3

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

RECEIVER ( X ) 6-4 6-4 6-0 6-5

RECEIVER ( Z ) 6-1 6-0 6-0

RECEIVER ( H ) 6-1 6-0 5-5 5-9 6-0 5-10

MEMPHIS LEFT TACKLE

222 213 211 200

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

63 71 59 78

Blake Butler * Jason Johnson *** Bruce McCaleb * Brandon Pearce

217 188 220 189 211 190

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

79 69 75 62

Kenyun Glover * Andy Smith Andrew Handy *** Eddie Strickland

76 66 64

Gene Frederic *** Stephen Schuh Bobby Garafolo

54 74 68 70

Willie Henderson * Jared McGowen Jason Matthews * James Corder

73 65 72 53 57

David Davis * Abraham Holloway Greg Billingslea Jeremy Rone ** Philip Beliles

32 19

Stephen Gostkowski ** Patrick Byrne *

98 95 97

Rusty Clayton * Jared Bidne Trey Friend

232 221

r-Sr. r-Fr.

271 249 220

Jr. r-Sr. Fr.

201 211 170 185

Sr. Jr. Fr. Fr.

206 210 162 190

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

198 184 165

r-Sr. r-Sr. Fr.

210 200 158 178 174 170

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

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

296 284 278 270

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

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

307 298 310 310

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

6-4 6-1 6-3

288 287 289

Sr. So. r-Jr.

328 305 295 296

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

282 328 290 272 265

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

200 211

Jr. r-Fr.

241 225 250

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

LEFT GUARD

CENTER

RIGHT GUARD 6-7 6-4 6-4 6-7

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

PLACEKICKER 6-2 6-1

DEEP SNAPPER 6-0 6-0 6-0

MEMPHIS OFFENSE X

OT H

OG

C QB RB 29

OG

OT Y

Z

Defensive Lineup 96 27 61 42 46 92

51 93 92 60

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

David McNair ** Shaka Hill ** Lane Garcia Brandon Farrar Tyus Jackson Van Houston

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

NOSE TACKLE

LaVale Washington ** Haracio Colen Ryan Williams Brandon Douglas

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

265 286 290 275

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

77 43 90 91 99

Albert Means ** Marcus West ** Aaron Bentley * Cortez McCraney Rubio Phillips

55 10 22 4

Mike Snyder * Carlton Baker Cato Mott ** Greg Hinds

41 56 15 37

Tim Goodwell ** Charles Davis * Michael Spurlock * Heath Grant

30 52 52 44

Quinton McCrary * Carson Hunter * Sheldon Taylor ** TiQuintin Morrell

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

LEFT LINEBACKER 6-2 6-2 5-10 6-1

256 253 247 255 250 320

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

231 232 194 220

So. Jr. Jr. Fr.

229 245 221 220

RIGHT LINEBACKER 6-2 5-10 6-2 6-1

Jr. r-So. Fr. Fr.

328 252 292 220 250

MIDDLE LINEBACKER 6-2 6-0 6-0 6-1

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

222 231 215 205

Jr. Sr. So. Fr.

MEMPHIS LEFT CA T SAFETY CAT

40 23 39 36

O.C. Collins ** Sam Brewer * Olen Whitely * Rod Smith

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

8 17 21 49

Scott Vogel *** Javar Pollard * Derek Clenin * Khalid Khowaja

7 26 39

Cameron Essex *** Dustin Lopez Jermaine Anderson

45 31 13

Wesley Smith * Jamaal Rufus * Chase Crawford

9 29 6 2

Tristan Thomas *** Lionel Pieh *** Jermaine Chambers * Brandon Patterson

48 35 41

Brandon Roberson * Ryan Ivey ** John Patterson

185 194 208 205

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

193 203 188 185

Jr. So. So. r-Sr.

186 191 165

Sr. So. r-Fr.

194 205 208

Jr. So. r-Fr.

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

180 191 210 195

Sr. Sr. r-Jr. Fr.

6-0 6-0 6-3

183 175 175

Sr. r-Sr. r-Jr.

RIGHT CA T SAFETY CAT 6-0 6-0 5-9 5-11

LEFT CORNER 5-11 5-10 5-7

FREE SAFETY 6-3 6-3 6-1

RIGHT CORNER

PUNTER

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

MEMPHIS DEFENSE CS

DE

NT

DE OLB

MLB

CB

OLB

CS CB

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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 hiring has proven to be very beneficial for the U of M football program as the popular coach led the Tigers to a 9-4 record in 2003 and an appearance in the New Orleans Bowl. In just three short seasons, West has turned around the Memphis football fortunes and has built an overall record of 1719-0 while becoming the eighth-winningest coach in U of M football history. In addition to the marked improvement of the team on the field, West and his staff continue to land more and more outstanding recruits from the MidSouth area. His 2004 signing class was ranked as the best in Conference USA and one of the top 50 classes in the nation by Tom Lemming. Under his direction, the 2003 football squad opened the season with an impressive win over Tennessee Tech and then made a statement to the college football world with a 44-34 win over the Ole Miss Rebels in a nationally-televised game from Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. As the season progressed, the U of M continued to gather victories, knocking off Conference USA opponents Houston, Tulane, East Carolina, Louisville and Cincinnati. When the final regular season game ended, the Tigers had posted an 8-4 record and were drawing interest from several bowl games. The Tigers' eight wins during the regular season marked the third-highest win total in school history. The U of M had not won eight games in a season since 1973 when Fred Pancoast led Memphis to an 8-3 record. On November 30, the University of Memphis was invited to take on North Texas University in the 2003 New Orleans Bowl. The invitation marked the U of M's first bowl appearance since the 1971 season when Memphis defeated San Jose State in the Pasadena Bowl. The 32-year bowl drought had ended. West took his Tiger team to New Orleans in

December and on the evening of the 16th, brought the special season to a storybook ending with a 2717 victory over Mean Green of North Texas before a national television audience. The University of Memphis had finished the 2003 season with a record of 9-4, marking the best record by a Tiger team since the 1963 season. West's team became just the fourth in Memphis football history to claim nine wins in a single season. In December of 2003, West was honored by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association as the Tennessee Coach of the Year in football. For his work with Memphis during the 2003 football season, West was named the Tennessee Sportswriters' Coach of the Year, marking the first such award for a Memphis football coach since Billy J. Murphy was named the Detroit News National Coach of the Year in 1963. As the 2003 season brought more and more attention for the U of M football team, the Mid-South region buzzed about the accomplishments of the squad. That interest would later translate into the school's strongest recruiting class from the West Tennessee and Mississippi regions. In February of 2004, the Tigers signed 11 players from the Memphis Shelby-Metro area, four from West Tennessee, including Tennessee's Mr. Football for Classes 2-A and 3-A, and four from Mississippi, including the state's top prospect.

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MEMPHIS Rivals.com ranked the Tigers second in the nation in the number of outstanding athletes signed. 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 proven 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 Jason Matthews of Northeast Mississippi Community College. To top off the class of 2003, the staff inked the nation's top junior college quarterback in Bobby Robison and an outstanding junior college punter in

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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 50 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 most heralded 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 spread 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’s Head Coaching Marks Overall ................................. 52-54 Home Record ........................ 33-22 Away Record ......................... 17-29 Neutral Record .......................... 2-3 Aug/Sept .............................. 18-20 October ................................ 15-20 November ............................ 18-14 Outrush Opposition ............... 43-13 Win Turnover Margin ............... 30-4 C-USA Record ...................... 10-14 C-USA Home Record ................. 6-6 C-USA Road Record ................... 4-8 ACC Record .......................... 21-19 ACC Home Record .................. 11-9 ACC Road Record ................. 10-10 Wins Over Top 25 ......................... 4

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 Clemson. He took over a Memphis defense that had been ranked 23rd in the nation in 1999 in total defense but had been unable to defend against the run. After allowing Mississippi State University just 127 total yards of total offense in the 2000 season opener, the Tigers found themselves ranked fourth in the nation in defense. A week later, Memphis limited Louisiana-Monroe to just 176 total yards and in doing so, climbed into second place in the NCAA rankings. The Tigers never relinquished their top-10 ranking throughout the season despite playing several nationally-ranked offenses. Memphis finished the 2000 campaign ranked No. 5 in the nation in total defense and No. 1 in the nation in rushing defense. Memphis limited nine of its 11 opponents to less than 100 yards rushing and no team rushed for more than 125 yards against the U of M in 2000. The Tigers had five players named to the 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. 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 34

THE QUICK FACTS ABOUT TOMMY WEST ✰ Born July 31, 1954, in Carrollton, Georgia

✰ 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 ... 2003: Won nine games and had Tigers in bowl for first time in 32 years; named the Tennessee Sportswriters Coach of the Year.

✰ Record At UT-Chattanooga: 4-7-0 (1993) At Clemson: 31-28-0 (1993-98) At Memphis: 17-19-0 (2001-present) Total Record: 52-54-0 ( 9 years)

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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 percent, which ranked the school among the nation's leaders in the classroom. The 1998 Peach Bowl was Clemson’s thirdconsecutive 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 scoring defense to finish third in the ACC standings with a 62 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 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 1997 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

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

2003

Memphis (Head Coach)

9-4

New Orleans

T3rd

1989

Gator Bowl

1990

Sugar Bowl

1974

Liberty Bowl

Gator Bowl

1973

Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl

As a Head Coach 1993

Peach Bowl

1995

Gator Bowl

1996

Peach Bowl

1997

Peach Bowl

2003

New Orleans Bowl

Independence Bowl

1986

Gator Bowl

1988

Citrus Bowl

1989

Citrus Bowl

1985

As an Assistant Coach

1972

As a Player

West's Bowl Participation

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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 2,000 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 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 took 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 during 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. It was 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, work-

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ing 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 1990s. 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 in Oxford, MS, he was hired as an assistant coach at Appalachian State during the 1980 and 1981 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 No. 1 ranked Marshall. He concluded the regular season with a 45-42 victory over Furman. Ironically, his first regular season game at Clemson was a victory over Furman. West earned three letters in his four-year career at Tennessee (1972-75). The Vols played in three bowl games and were ranked in a final top 20 poll over the same three-year span. He was cocaptain of Tennessee's 1975 football team and played in the Blue-Gray All-Star Game that same year. He began his college career as a running back, but saw most of his playing time as a tight end. He caught 37 passes for 575 yards in his UT career, including 16 passes for 233 yards as a senior. As a junior, he caught an 81-yard pass from Condredge Hollaway, still the longest non-scoring play in Tennessee football history. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee in 1976 and was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that same year.

West played two seasons of baseball for the Volunteers (1974-1975) and had a career batting average of .305. He hit .367 in 1975 and was named All-Southeastern Conference Eastern Division. West 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 organization. Willie Randolph, who went on to an All-Star career with the New York Yankees, was one of the 77 future Major League players drafted after West in the regular phase of the June 1972 draft. He played 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, in Carrollton, Georgia, he is married to the former Lindsay Watkins of Forest City, N.C. The couple has one son, Turner, age 16, who is a junior at Briarcrest High School in Memphis and a member of the football team.

West vs. All Opponents Appalachain State ............................................... 1-1 Arkansas State .................................................... 2-0 Army .................................................................. 2-0 Auburn ............................................................... 0-1 Chattanooga ...................................................... 1-0 Cincinnati ........................................................... 1-2 Citadel ............................................................... 0-1 Duke .................................................................. 3-2 East Carolina ...................................................... 1-1 East Tennessee State .......................................... 0-1 Florida State ....................................................... 0-5 Furman .............................................................. 4-0 Gardner-Webb ................................................... 1-0 Georgia .............................................................. 0-2 Georgia Southern ............................................... 0-1 Georgia Tech ...................................................... 3-2 Houston .............................................................. 2-1 Kentucky ............................................................. 1-0 Louisville ............................................................. 1-2 LSU .................................................................... 0-1 Marshall ............................................................. 1-0 Maryland ............................................................ 5-0 Mississippi .......................................................... 1-2 Mississippi State ................................................. 0-3 Missouri ............................................................. 0-1 Murray State ....................................................... 1-0 North Carolina ................................................... 2-3 North Carolina State ........................................... 3-2 North Texas ........................................................ 1-0 South Carolina ................................................... 3-2 Southern Miss .................................................... 1-2 Syracuse ............................................................. 0-1 TCU ................................................................... 0-1 Tennessee .......................................................... 0-1 Tennessee-Martin ............................................... 1-0 Tennessee Tech .................................................. 1-0 Texas-El Paso ..................................................... 1-0 Tulane ................................................................ 2-0 UAB ................................................................... 0-3 USF .................................................................... 1-2 Virginia ............................................................... 1-4 VMI .................................................................... 0-1 Virginia Tech ....................................................... 0-1 Wake Forest ....................................................... 4-1 Western Carolina ............................................... 1-1

ESPN sideline reporter Heather Cox interviews Tiger head coach Tommy West on the floor of the Louisiana Superdome after the Tigers impressive 27-17 win over North Texas in the 2003 New Orleans Bowl.

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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 DeAngelo Williams All-Purpose DeAngelo Williams Rushing Stephen Gostkowski Field Goals

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 1st 5th 18th

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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

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

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1995

2003

1994

2002

Levon Kirkland Dexter McCleon Raymond Priester Trevor Pryce Glenn Rountree Wardell Rouse Patrick Sapp Ashley Sheppard Anthony Simmons Wayne Simmons Darnell Stephens Derrick Witherspoon Antwan Wyatt Idrees Bashir Michael Stone Marcus Bell Artis Hicks Wade Smith Dante Brown

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 DeAngelo Williams, RB 1st Wesley Smith, DB 1st Coot Terry, OLB 2nd Eric Taylor, DT 2nd Maurice Avery, WR 2nd Derrick Ballard, SS 3rd Scott Vogel, DB 3rd Gene Frederic, C 3rd Jeremy Rone, OT 3rd Blake Butler, OG All-Frosh

2000

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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 Mack Brown North Carolina 6 1992-97 Dick Crum North Carolina 5 1979-83 Dick Sheridan NC State 5 1988-92 Danny Ford Clemson 5 1985-89 Bobby Ross Maryland 4 1982-85 Lou Holtz NC State 4 1972-75 George Welsh Virginia 4 1993-96 Tommy West Clemson 3 1995-97 Bill Dooley North Carolina 3 1970-72

Assistant Coaches CLAY HELTON ASSISTANT HEAD COACH/RECEIVERS

THE HELTON FILE Personal Born: Gainesville, Florida 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 & Turner

Coaching Experience Univ. of Memphis (2000-present) Univ. of Houston (1997-99) Duke University (1995-96) Clay Helton, who coached the Tiger receiver corps to one of its better seasons in several years, has been promoted to assistant head coach for the Tigers. Head coach Tommy West announced the promotion in February of 2004. Helton, who coached the University of Houston Cougar running backs for three seasons (199799) before joining the staff at Memphis, is entering his fifth year as a member of the staff at the U of M. He worked with the Tiger running backs for two years before moving to the receivers in 2003. Taking over the depleted receiver position in 2003, Helton rebuilt the unit into a record-setting group that helped set school marks for receptions (260) and yardage (3,419). 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 also responsible for the success of Tiger tailback Dante Brown in 2001. Brown, a junior college transfer, rushed for over 900 yards and 12 total 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 Memphis record for rushing touchdowns in a game with four against Houston. His 11 rushing touchdowns are tied for the second-highest total by a Tiger back in football annals. In the fall of 2000, Helton played a huge role in the development of several young running backs, including Jeff "Sugar" Sanders, Darche' Epting, Aaron Meadows and Jeremiah Bonds, all of whom saw regular playing time for the Tigers that season. Helton, the son of former University of Houston head coach Kim Helton, served as the Cougars' running backs coach for three years from 1997-99. He was responsible in 1997 for the development of All-Conference USA performer Ketric Sanford, who combined with Vaughn Innis to rush for over 1,200 yards. In 1998, Sanford placed second among all 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 39

Fred Goldsmith's staff at Duke University. He worked as a graduate assistant for Duke in 1995 and was hired as the Blue Devils' running backs coach in 1996. While in Durham, North Carolina, Helton helped to developed a Duke running game that featured Laymarr Marshall, who tallied 13 touchdowns. The 13 touchdowns were 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 three children-sons Reid and Turner, and daughter, Aubrey.

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RANDY FICHTNER OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR/QUARTERBACKS

THE FICHTNER FILE Personal Born: Cleveland, Ohio 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) UNLV (1989) 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 as offensive coordinator and quarterback coach on the staff at the University of Memphis. He is in his fourth season under West, but was not a stranger to the U of M football program when he returned to the staff in 2001. 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 three seasons. In 2003, the Tigers rewrote the Memphis record book. With a veteran quarterback, a solid running game and an improved receiver corps, the U of M offense set marks for passing yardage (3,419), pass attempts (470), pass receptions

(260) and tied the all-time total offense record with 4,258 yards. Memphis averaged 444.5 yards per game in total offense, including a record 263.0 yards per game passing. The Tigers compiled a record 393 points scored, and their average of 30.2 points per game ranks as the fifthhighest single season total in school history. The 2003 squad broke the single-season passing and total offense records set by the 2002 Tigers. The 2002 Memphis team had set marks for passing yards (2,868), passing attempts (452) and completions (235). Memphis averaged 30.2 points per game in 2003, 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 in 2003, 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 yards the previous season. Under Fichtner's direction, Tiger quarterback Danny Wimprine emerged as one of the top passers in C-USA in 2003. Wimprine, who had 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, became the first Tiger quarterback to throw for more than 3,000 yards in a single-season (2003) and 7,000 yards in a career. 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 the quarterback coach in the spring of 1997 and was promoted to offensive coordinator in August of 1997. 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 is in his second year with the San Diego Chargers. 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 40

to Memphis in the fall of 1990 under Chuck Stobart and coached the Tiger receivers and quarterbacks for four seasons. During his stay at the University of Memphis, Fichtner worked with such noted receivers and quarterbacks as Steve Matthews, Keith Benton, Russell Copeland, Mac Cody and St. Louis Rams All-Pro wide receiver Isaac Bruce. While at Memphis, Fichtner’s Tiger offense set 44 records and produced back-to-back 6-5 records, marking the first consecutive winning seasons in almost 20 years. Matthews set numerous Tiger singlegame 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 40, also worked as a student assistant and graduate assistant at Purdue (1985-86) and at Michigan (1986-87), before joining Stobart as a volunteer coach at USC in 1988. He landed his first full-time position in 1989 as the tight end coach at UNLV and worked for the Runnin' 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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RICK MALLORY OFFENSIVE LINE

THE MALLORY FILE Personal Born: Renton, Washington Birthdate: 10- 21- 60 College: Washington (1983) Athletics: 4 year football letterman at tight end & offensive guard Wife: Shannon Children: Ryan, Adam, Cameron & Naomi

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 fifth 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 in 2001. In 2003, with an inexperienced line that had been depleted by graduation, Mallory was faced with the task of opening the season with just one returning starter. To aid in the rebuilding task, he was joined by former tight ends coach Russ Huesman. Mallory concentrated on the centers and guards, while Huesman worked with the tackles and tight ends. The youthful line helped the team to wins in its first two outings of the season, including a 44-34 victory over Ole Miss on national television. Despite several injuries, Mallory kept developing young players like Blake Butler, Stephen Schuh and Willie Henderson to provide depth. Butler was named to the C-USA All-Freshman team after the 2003 season.

The Memphis offensive line allowed just 12 quarterback sacks during the 2003 season and had a span of three contests when it allowed no sacks. Over the 2001-2002 seasons, Mallory 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 and started at tackle for the Dolphins in 2003. During the 2000 season, Mallory was instrumental in developing a number of young offensive linemen for the Tigers, most notably was 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 year and a half. Bruener became the Huskies all-time leader in receptions by a tight end, was named first-team All-Pac 10 twice and was selected in the first round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. As a rookie, Bruener started in the 1996 Super Bowl. In 1996, Mallory had Ernie Conwell take over as the starter, and he went on to receive first team AllPac 10 honors. Conwell was taken 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 41

the NFL Draft. The Huskies' second tight end, Jeremy Brigham, was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the third round. Mallory began his coaching career at Washington 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 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 All-Pac 10 honors and AllCoast 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, and a daughter Naomi.

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JOHNSON "JEEP" HUNTER Running Backs

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

Coaching Experience Univ. of Memphis (2003-present) Eastern Kentucky University (2001) UT-Chattanooga (2000) St. Louis Rams (2001) Clemson University (1998) Clemson - Graduate Asst. (1996-98) North Carolina A & T State (1994-96) Bandys High School (1991-93) Catawba College-Student Asst. (1987-90)

Johnson "Jeep" Hunter is entering his second 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 Assistant Athletic Director for Football Management on the football staff at Clemson. In his first season with the Tigers, Hunter took over the running back position and was instrumental in the continued development of Tiger all-star tailback DeAngelo Williams, as well as Derron Parquet and LaKendus Cole. Under Hunter's guidance, Williams rushed for a Memphis single season record 1,430 yards in 2003 and was named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year. The sophomore, who suf-

fered a season ending knee injury in the 11th game, led the nation in all-purpose yardage (192.1) in 2003 and was ranked fifth in the nation in rushing with an average of 130.0 yards per game. When Williams was injured in the Cincinnati game, Hunter had two backs, LSU transfer Parquet and walk-on Cole ready to take over the running game. Parquet responded by rushing for 165 yards in the regular-season finale, and Cole was given the game ball for his performance in the New Orleans Bowl victory. Hunter came to Memphis from Eastern Kentucky University, where he worked with the Colonels' secondary for two seasons in 2001 and 2002. 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 at Clemson University from 1996-98 and was named by West as Assistant Athletic Director for Football Management at Clemson in 1999. In that role, 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

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that ended his playing days. He served as a student assistant coach at Catawba from 1987-90 after his careerending injury. He spent the next three seasons as the assistant head coach, defensive coordinator and special teams coordinator at Bandys High School in Catawba, N.C. Hunter went to Catawba College from East Lincoln High School in Denver, N.C., 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. 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 bachelors degree in business administration/ Physical Education from Catawba College in 1991. He has done additional graduate work at both North Carolina A&T and Clemson. In addition to his collegiate coaching, Hunter has done an NFL Minority Internship with the St. Louis Rams where he worked with defensive secondary coach Ron Meeks. Hunter is married to the former Susan Potokar of Cleveland, Ohio.

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TYSON HELTON SPECIAL TEAMS/TIGHT ENDS

THE HELTON FILE Personal Born: Gainesville, Florida Birthdate: 6-20-77 College: Houston (1999) Athletics: 4 year football letterman at quarterback Wife: April Children: Shelby Grace

Coaching Experience Univ. of Memphis (2004-present) Univ. of Hawaii (2001-2003) Univ. of Hawaii - Graduate Asst. (2000)

Tyson Helton, who had coached the University of Hawaii special teams for the past four years was hired in March by Tommy West as an assistant coach for the Tigers. He will coach the Tiger special teams and tight ends. The 27-year-old offensive assistant, who is the brother of Memphis assistant head coach Clay Helton, had just completed his fourth season as a member of June Jones' Hawaii staff before accepting the position with Memphis. Helton arrived on the Manoa campus in 2000 as a graduate assistant after receiving his degree from Houston. The son of former Washington Redskins offensive line coach Kim Helton, he was primarily responsible for the Warrior special teams during his tenure. In 2001, Helton's first season as a full-time coach, the Warriors led the nation in kickoff return yardage and broke the NCAA record for highest average gain per return (30.3). Under Helton's direction of Helton, return specialist/wide receiver Chad Owens tied the NCAA record with two kick

returns and became the seventh player in NCAA history and the first in the Western Athletic Conference, to return two kicks for touchdowns in a game, scoring on a kickoff and punt against Brigham Young on Dec. 8, 2001. In addition, Owens broke the NCAA record for most yards gained on kick returns with 342 (249 kickoff, 93 punt return) against the Cougars. The Warriors averaged 21.4 yards on kickoff returns in 2002 and were ranked fifth in the WAC and 36th in the nation. Punter Mat McBriar, who is now with the Denver Broncos, averaged 43.7 yards per punt and finished his career ranked second on UH's all-time punting list, averaging 42.22 yards. Although the Warriors were likely to gamble on fourth down in 2002, placekicker Justin Ayat ranked fourth in the WAC and 49th nationally in field goals, averaging 1.07 per game. As a group, the Warriors ranked fifth in the WAC, converting on 65 percent of their field goal attempts. In three seasons as a full-time coach, Helton produced three all-WAC performers in Owens, Ayat and McBriar. Ayat also earned firstteam Freshman AllAmerica honors from Football News in 2001. Helton grew up surrounded by football in Gainesville, Fla. His father was a college coach at Florida, Miami and Houston, and also with several NFL teams including Tampa Bay, Miami and Houston. Helton's father served on the Houston staff with June Jones. Helton's playing career began at an early age, but contact was limited until he was a high school freshman. His talents landed him a 43

scholarship at Houston, where he played quarterback for his father. He enjoyed a fouryear career as a backup quarterback at Houston, where he studied and took notes to prepare for his coaching career. Helton and his wife, April, have one daughter, Shelby Grace, who is one year old. He enjoys golfing, fishing and hunting.

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JOE LEE DUNN DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR/ LINEBACKERS

THE DUNN FILE Personal Born: Columbus, Georgia 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 (2000-present) 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, returned to the Tigers in the same capacity in the spring of 2003. He was hired by Tommy West to take over and reconstruct the Tiger defense, and he has lived up to the task, moving the Memphis defense from near the bottom of the NCAA rankings to a top ten finish in 2003. The U of M, which was ranked 101st in the nation in rushing defense and 57th overall in 2002, climbed to 18th in rushing defense, 19th in pass defense and ninth in total defense in 2003. Memphis also ranked second in Conference USA in scoring defense, second in rush defense, third in pass defense and first in total defense, al-

lowing just 295.8 yards per game. Five members of Dunn's defensive unit received All-Conference USA honors in 2003, including free safety Wesley Smith who was named first team. 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 scored an amazing eight touchdowns. The 1999 Bulldog defense led the nation in both rushing and total defense and was fourth in pass efficiency defense. Mississippi State finished sixth in scoring defense and allowed just 222.55 yards per game in total defense. Dunn was a finalist for the Broyles Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s top assistant coach. When Dunn arrived at Mississippi State, his defense ranked near the bottom of the SEC in nearly every defensive category but with each passing season his units showed improvement. In 1998, State’s defensive unit featured the SEC regularseason sack leader in end Edward Smith, who registered 12 quarterback sacks. MSU was the last Division 1-A defense in the nation to allow a touchdown through the air in 1998 and scored five defensive touchdowns throughout the campaign. The defense helped MSU win the Western Division title and gain a berth in the SEC Championship game. In 1996, Dunn’s defense broke the school record for quarterback sacks in a single season with 39. Prior to his arrival at Mississippi State, Dunn served one year as defensive coordinator at Arkansas, where his Razorback unit finished first in the SEC and fifth nationally against the run. He helped lead Arkansas to the 1995 SEC Western 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 44

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 1990 unit, which was competing against teams like Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Florida State and Southern Mississippi, was ranked among the nation’s top 50 in rush defense (31st), pass defense (41st), scoring defense (39th) and total defense (45th). While taking on such noted opponents as Southern Cal, Mississippi, Missouri, Mississippi State, Alabama and Tennessee in 1991, the Tigers were ranked 54th in rush defense, 57th in total defense and 49th in scoring defense. In 1987 and 1988, Dunn served as defensive coordinator at the University of South Carolina. In 1987, the Gamecocks were one of just three teams to finish among the nation’s top five in all major defensive categories. Immediately prior to coming to the SEC, Dunn spent six years at the University of New Mexico, the last four as the school’s head coach. He began his collegiate coaching career with a nine-year stint at this alma-mater Tennessee-Chattanooga, an institution which later inducted him into its Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992. Dunn and his wife, Susie, have three children-daughters, Kacey and Ashley, and a son, Joseph Levi Jr.

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TIM KEANE SECONDARY

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: Jerry, Chandra, 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 by Tommy West. Keane, who is entering his third season with Memphis, came to the Tigers in January of 2002. Keane's secondary played a major role in the Tigers' success during the 2003 season. The secondary allowed just 185.4 yards per game passing, ranking third in C-USA. In limiting the passing game, the Memphis defense ranked first in the conference in total defense. The secondary was credited with 10 of the team's 11 pass interceptions in 2003. Safety Wesley Smith was named first team AllConference, while cat safety Scott Vogel received third-team honors.

During his first year with the Tigers, Keane was instrumental in the development of such young defensive backs as Vogel and O.C. Collins, who were both starters in 2002. Collins was named to two Freshman All-America teams that 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 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 AllAmerica 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 278-2 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 firstteam All-SEC pick in 1991. Both Lincoln and Carter went on to play in the NFL. Keane also helped to develop safety Jason Parker, who was named to the Freshman All-SEC team in 1992. For 18 seasons prior to coaching at Tennessee, Keane coached at his alma mater, Arkansas State University. He 45

began as receiver, and quarterback coach in 1972 and moved to the secondary in 1974. He later became defensive coordinator and served in that capacity from 1981 through 1989. Under Keane’s guidance as the coordinator, ASU led Division 1-AA in total defense in 1985, and his 1988 unit led Division 1-AA in turnover ratio. Arkansas State advanced to the 1-AA playoffs from 1984-87 and finished as the national runner-up in 1986. Six of his Arkansas State defensive backs went on to play in the National Football League. Keane was a three-year letterman at quarterback at Arkansas State from 1965-67. Following graduation in 1968, he began his coaching career at the junior high level. He was an assistant football coach at Little Rock High School in 1970-71, before 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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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-present) 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 is entering his third year with the Memphis staff. A large portion of the Tigers' success in the 2003 season was due to the UM defensive front. Faced with the task of improving 2002's 101stranked rushing defense, Boller molded his unit into one of the best in Conference USA, allowing just 110.4 yards per game. The Tigers moved from last in the league in rushing defensive in 2002 to second in 2003.

Memphis moved up in the NCAA national rankings from 101st in the nation in 2002 to 18th in 2003. The Tigers finished the 2003 campaign ranked nationally in pass defense (19th) and total defense (9th). In 2002, Boller inherited a defensive line that had lost former prep All-American Albert Means for the season and had very little depth or expereince. Under Boller's guidance, 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 XFL's Memphis Maniax 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 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 Beavers' 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,

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Rick Ackerman and Stanley Adams, all of whom played in the NFL, as well as Wayne Weedon, Ben Howard and Pete Scatamacchia. 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 from 197173. He 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 82 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, and earned 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: 12- 21-71 College: Univ. of South Carolina (1995) Athletics: 4 year football letterman at defensive end/outside linebacker Wife: Kila Children: Christopher

Coaching Experience Univ. of Memphis (2003-present) South Carolina State Univ. (2002) Calhoun County High School (1997-01)

Chris Rumph, who coached the defensive backs at South Carolina State University during the 2002 season, was hired at the University of Memphis in June of 2003. Rumph joined Tommy West’s staff during the summer of 2003 and was given the responsiblity of coaching the Tiger outside linebackers under coordinatorJoe Lee Dunn. Inheriting veteran players like Coot Terry and Greg Harper, Rumph led his unit in turning the Tiger defense into the ninth-best unit in the nation in 2003 according to NCAA statistics. Harper ranked third on the squad in tackles in 2003, while Terry, an All-Conference USA selection, ranked fourth. The two combined for 187 tackles during the 2003 campaign. While Harper and Terry dominated play on the field and received most of the playing time, Rumph

spent time developing younger players like Tim Goodwell, Quinton McCrary, Carson Hunter, Sheldon Taylor and Cato Mott. All lettered during the 2003 season in helping Memphis to a New Orleans Bowl appearance. 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 came against in-state rival Clemson. As a junior, the St. Matthews, S.C., 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 a pass breakup against the Bulldogs. In his final year of collegiate

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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 recorded 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 all-area honors as a senior. Rumph and his wife, Kila, have one son, Christopher.

Assistant Coaches

JOHN FLOWERS DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS

THE FLOWERS FILE Personal Born: Fillmore, Illinois 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 20th 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 as well as the coordination of all team travel. 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 football locker rooms, coaches locker rooms and meeting rooms, video rooms, media interview rooms, as well as 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. Flowers spends his free time with his family and also enjoys hunting, fishing and playing golf. John and his wife, LuAnn, have two daughters, Brittany and Brooke. Brittany and her husband, Judd Rhodes, have two children, daughter, Olivia, age 21 months and Gracie, who was born in May of 2004.

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Brooke will graduate magna cum laude in December of 2004 from the U of M. She was recently presented the award for the top senior student in the department of education.

Support Staff MIKE STARK

LEE YERTY

HEAD STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

Mike Stark, who lettered for the Tigers for three years under former head coach Billy J. Murphy during the late 1960s and early 1970s, is entering his fifth year with the Tiger athletic department. A native Memphian, Stark came to he University of Memphis after serving as defensive coordinator and head strength coach at Cordova High School for two years (199899). 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. During his tenure at Bartlett, the Panthers posted an 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-Missouri Valley Conference Freshman Team in 1968 and received All-MVC honors for the next three seasons. Stark received AllMidlands honors as a junior and senior and was named All-American by Associated Press, UPI and Kickoff Magazine as a senior. He received his bachelor'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 17, and son, Cody, age 9.

Lee Yerty is beginning his sixth season as a fulltime assistant strength and conditioning coach for the University of Memphis athletic department. Yerty, who works with all sports, had served one year as an administrative assistant for women's athletics before he was appointed to his current position as assistant strength and conditioning coach. 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. He 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 six years old and Jace, who is 22 months.

ED CANTLER Asst. AD/Support Services Eddie Cantler, who was promoted to Assistant AD/Support Services in July, is beginning his 35th season at the University of Memphis. The former head trainer (1980-2003), Cantler is now responsible for game management, facilities, strength and conditioning, equipment, videography, as well as the baseball and soccer programs. 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 11 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 All-American Football Foundation Hall of Fame in 2001. Cantler, who enjoys singing, received his master's degree in health education from the U of M in August of 1977. Cantler's wife Jenina, who received her doctor49

MEMPHIS ate degree from the University of Memphis, taught in the Math Department at the U of M for 12 years. The couple have two children, sons, Andrew, age 16, and Michael, age 15. Cantler is in his third 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.

MARC HOHORST HEAD EQUIPMENT MANAGER Marc Hohorst joined the athletic department the summer of 2001 and is entering his fourth season with the U of M. 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 joined the U of M staff from Arkansas State where he was the supervisor of equipment for the last three years. Prior to his duties at Arkansas State, Hohorst worked for one year at his college alma mater, the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, in a game management capacity. He worked various ULL events, serving as the visiting team host and organizing ticket sales and records. Hohorst graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now called ULL) in 1997 with a degree in physical education. He received his Louisiana teaching certification that same year and served as a substitute teacher in 1997 and 1998 at Youngsville Middle School. While at USL, Hohorst also assisted in the equipment room as a student and worked both the NCAA softball regional tournament and the Sunbelt Conference baseball tournament as a tournament official. He spent one year with the Lafayette Swamp Cats as the head equipment manager before the team disbanded.

Support Staff

Football Support Staff

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 third full football season with the Tigers. 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 Memphis 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 highlight tapes on a weekly basis. Claiborne is responsible for all of the video needs for the University of Memphis athletic department and oversees a staff of as many as three student videographers.

Carol Reeves Admin. Secretary

Sherri Schwartz Recruiting Secretary

Ryan Mallory Student Assistant

Casey Winn Student Assistant

Talia Palacio Student Assistant

'04-05 All-Girls Competitive Cheer Squad

2004 UCA National Champions

GERARD ARNOLD Graduate Assistant Gerard Arnold, who lettered for three years for the University of Memphis, is entering his third season as a graduate assistant for the University of Memphis Tiger football team. He was hired in September of 2002 as a graduate assistant for the strength & conditioning department at the University of Memphis. Arnold was assigned to the Memphis offense in 2003 and worked with the Tiger running backs. He handled the assignments for the offensive scout team during practices and spent a great deal of time each afternoon working with the young Memphis running backs. 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. His rushing record was broken in 2003 by DeAngelo Williams who Arnold helped coach. 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.

'04-05 Coed Cheer Squad 2004 4th Place at UCA National Cheerleading Championship

'04-05 Pom Pon Squad

2004 4th Place at National Dance Championships

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RETURNEESBIOS WALK-ONS NEWCOMER BIOS

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Led the Tigers in receiving in 2003 after making the move from quarterback in the spring of 2003 ... Missed two games with a late season knee sprain ... Spent the winter of 2003-04 playing guard for John Calipari’s Tiger basketball team ... Was the only player in the nation in 2003-04 to play on a winning bowl team in football and participate in the NCAA Basketball Tournament ...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 ... 2003: Was named second team AllConference USA ... Opened the 2003 football season with two touchdown runs in the victory over Tennessee Tech ... Scored on runs of 33 and two yards ... Caught three passes for 61 yards and one touchdown in the Memphis win over Ole Miss ... Touchdown came on a 31-yard pass from Danny Wimprine ... Broke the 100-yard barrier for the first time in the Southern Miss game with seven pass receptions for 103 yards ... Had a long gainer of 35 yards against Southern Miss ... Had five pass receptions for 93 yards and one touchdown in the Tigers’ win over Arkansas State University ... Shattered the Memphis record for pass receptions in a single game with 13 against UAB ... Had 13 catches for 125 yards and one touchdown ... Totaled three receptions for 54 yards in the Mississippi State game ... Leading receiver in the win over Houston with four receptions for 79 yards and two touchdowns ... Had touchdown catches of nine and 55 yards against the Cougars ... Led the team with four receptions for 46 yards and one touchdown in the win over Tulane ... Also ran for a two-yard touchdown ... Touchdown reception came on a four-yard pass from Danny Wimprine ... Led the team in receiving in the win over East Carolina ... Had four pass receptions for 98 yards and two touchdowns ... Had touchdown receptions of 29 and 51 yards against the Pirates ... Had one pass reception for 55 yards in the victory over Louisville ... Suffered a torn MCL against Louisville and missed the remainder of the regular season ... Started his rehabilitation prior to the 2003 New Orleans Bowl ... Was able to return to practice the week before the game ... Played in the New Orleans Bowl and caught three passes for 14 yards ... Finished the 2003 season with 49 receptions for 742 yards and eight touchdowns ... Led the team in receptions, yards and touchdowns in his first season as a receiver ... Climbed into the career receiving yardage list with his 742 yards ... Ranked 30th in career receiving ... Spent the winter of 2003-04 playing basketball for the Tigers ... Due to injuries among the Tiger guards, Avery saw action in eight games for John Calipari’s

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Wide Receiver 6-1, 210 Junior, 2L McNair HS Atlanta, GA

MAURICE AVER Y VERY

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Tigers ... Scored his first collegiate basketball against Charlotte ... Had four points and two rebounds in Tigers’ basketball win over TCU ... Became the only player in 2003-04 to have played in an NCAA sanctioned bowl game and won and also played in the NCAA Basketball Tournament ... 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 USF ... Had five rushes for 25 yards in the Memphis win over Army ... Became one of the team’s two punters when Tigers went to rugbystyle 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 USF 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

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Avg 6.0 21.3 14.7 18.6 9.6 18.0 19.8 13.3 24.5 55.0

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Enrolled at Memphis and participated in spring drills with the Tigers ... Spent the spring working as an inside linebacker ... Enters fall camp working with Tim Goodwell at middle linebacker ... Was tied for the leading tackler in the Blue-Gray Scrimmage in 2004 with seven hits ... JC: Lettered in 2003 at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas and helped his squad to a No. 13 national ranking in 2003 ... Played in eight games despite elbow injury and logged 36 solo tackles, six assisted hits, one pass interception returned for 72 yards, five quarterback sacks, 14 tackles for lost yardage and four fumble recoveries ... Was ranked third in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference in tackles for lost yardage with 14 for 57 yards and eighth in quarterback sacks with five for 32 yards ... Was named the National Junior College Player of the Week during the second week of the 2003 season ... 2002: Played his redshirt freshman season at Alabama State in Montgomery, Alabama, before transferring to Hutchinson Junior College ... Signed with Arkansas after his high school career and spent one season in Fayetteville before transferring to ASU ... Prep: Played prep football for Belle Glades Central High ... Lettered for four years in football and three years as a member of the wrestling team ... Helped his team to an 8-3 record in 2000 ... Was named to the all-area, all-region and all-state teams for three seasons ... Registered over 400 total tackles with the Glades Central varsity ... Set the school record for the most tackles for lost yardage ... Played for coach Milton Watson at Belle Glades Central ... Son of Phylis Clark ... Born: 5/29/81.

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Yds 18 63 103 93 125 54 79 40 98 55 injured injured 14 16

Outside Linebacker 6-2, 232 Junior, JC Hutchinson JC Belle Glade, FL

AVERY'S

Most Rushes/Game: 8 vs Cincinnati (‘02) Most Rush Yds/Game: 55 vs Tennessee Tech (‘03) Longest Run: 33 vs Tennessee Tech (‘03) Most Rushing Touchdowns/Game: 2 vs Tennessee Tech (‘03) 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: 13 vs UAB (‘03) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 125 vs UAB (‘03) Most Touchdown Receptions/Game: 2 vs Houston & ECU (‘03) Longest Pass Reception/Game: 55 vs Houston & Louisville (‘03)

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Int Tds 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tds LG 1 17 3 33 4 33 Yds/G Yds/P 12.0 3.0 8.9 3.9 10.3 3.4 Tds LG 0 11 8 55 8 55

Yds 32 0 32 Avg 2.8 4.1 3.4 Plays 36 25 61 Avg 6.5 15.1 14.8

STATISTICS

Comp 4 0 4 Yds 76 98 174 Pass 32 0 32 Yds 13 742 755

Att 9 1 10 No 27 24 51 Rush 76 98 174 No 2 49 51

AVERY’S

Passing G/S 2002 9/0 2003 11/10 Total 20/10 Rushing G 2002 9/0 2003 11/10 Total 20/10 Total Offense G 2002 9/0 2003 11/10 Total 20/10 Receiving G 2002 9/0 2003 11/10 Total 20/10

Opponent Tennessee Tech Ole Miss Southern Miss Arkansas State UAB Miss State Houston Tulane East Carolina Louisville Cincinnati USF North Texas TCU

Receiving Year 8/30/03 9/6/03 9/13/03 9/27/03 10/4/03 10/11/03 10/18/03 10/25/03 11/1/03 11/15/03 11/22/03 11/29/03 12/16/03 11/30/02

2001 and was rated as the number one quarterback prospect in the state of Georgia for 2001 ... Newberg Recruiting compared Avery to former Virginia 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 No. 26 quarterback prospect in the nation in 2001 ... Selected by the Atlanta Journal Constitution as the top quarterback prospect in Georgia for 2001 ... Rated 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 percent 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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A returning letterman who was moved from the defensive line to the offensive line in 2003 ... Played in six games last season ... Worked as an offensive tackle in the spring of 2004 ... Enters fall camp working at right offensive tackle with David Davis ... 2003: Was moved from defensive tackle to offensive tackle for the fall of 2003 ... Saw his first playing time as an offensive lineman in the Arkansas State game ... Played six snaps in the win over the Indians ... Was involved in final two series of the road victory over Houston ... Had eight snaps against the Cougars ... Played three offensive snaps in the Tigers’ road victory over Tulane ... Worked the final two series of the East Carolina victory ... Began to see more and more playing time as the season progressed ... Had a season-high 20 offensive plays in the regular season finale against South Florida ... Logged another 20 offensive snaps in the Tigers’ New Orleans Bowl victory over North Texas ... Finished the 2003 season participating in 61 of the team’s 1000 plays ... Played defensive end for the Tigers during spring drills and could help provide depth this fall ... 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 ...Worked with Albert Means and Boris Penchion as a defensive tackle in 2001 ... 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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A walk-on candidate for the deep snapper position ... Did not participate in a game for the Tigers in 2003 but was a member of the travel squad and worked as a backup for snapper Rusty Clayton ... Is expected to work with Clayton again this fall ... 2003: Worked as the Tigers’ backup deep snapper throughout the 2003 season ... Was a member of the travel squad and dressed for every game ... Spent the spring working with the Tiger special teams and worked with kickers Danny Haynes as well as punter Ryan Ivey ... 2002: A walk-on 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 ... Born: 5/4/81.

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

Offensive Tackle 6-3, 290 r-Junior, 1L Tucker HS Tucker, GA

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Was moved back to the defensive side of the ball in the spring of 2004 and spent spring practice working as a defensive end ... Should help provide depth to a depleted defensive front this fall ... 2003: Reported to fall camp as a defensive end but was moved to linebacker ... Worked for three weeks at linebacker before being moved to tight end the week before the season started ... Saw action as a blocking tight end in the win over Tennessee Tech ... Entered the Arkansas State game at tight end but did not have a pass reception ... Worked as a tight end for two series in the win over Houston ... Prep: 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 Bentley ... Born: 8/29/85.

Defensive End 6-3, 292 Sophomore, 1L Trumann HS Trumann, AR

GREG BILLINGSLEA

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Defense G/S 2003 13/0

BREWER'S CAREER HIGHS

Most Tackles/Game: 6 vs East Carolina (‘03) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 4 vs East Carolina (‘03) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 3 vs Tulane (‘03) Most Fumble Recoveries/Game: 1 vs Southern Miss (‘03) Most Blocked Kicks/Game: 1 vs Southern Miss (‘03)

BLAKE BUTLER

Offensive Tackle 6-3, 296 r-Sophomore, 1L Cuyahoga Valley HS Cleveland, OH

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Lettered for the first time as a member of the Tiger special teams and saw some action in the secondary ... Enters the fall of 2004 as the number two at the left cat safety position with O.C. Collins ... 2003: Worked as a defensive back and special teams member in 2003 ... Had two tackles in the Tigers’ win over Ole Miss ... Best performance came against Southern Miss when he recovered his first career fumble and registered his first career blocked kick ... Blocked punt attempt by USM’s Luke Jackson ... Was credited with two tackles in the road win over Houston ... Was credited with three tackles in the Memphis win over Tulane in the Superdome ... Had a season-high six tackles in the win over East Carolina including four solo stops ... Had three tackles in the 37-7 win over Louisville at PaPa John’s Stadium ... Participated in the two final regular season games but did not record a tackle ... Logged one tackle in the Tigers’ 2003 New Orleans Bowl victory over North Texas ... Finished the 2003 season with 18 tackles, including 11 solos, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick ... A redshirt freshman who worked as a strong safety in the spring of 2003 ... Shared time with Olen Whiteley during spring practice ... Had a drive-stopping fumble recovery in the second scrimmage of the 2003 spring session ... 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 should give Memphis strength in the secondary for several seasons to come... 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 first team All-District 5-5A

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Defensive Back 6-1, 194 r-Sophomore, IL Heritage HS Coffeyville, TX

SAM BREWER

selection in 2001 ... First 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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The most impressive of the Tigers’ young offensive linemen in 2003 ... Was pressed into service as a starter at guard after an injury to Andrew Handy ... Started three games at guard last season ... Received the Chris Faros Most Improved Player Award in the spring of 2004 ... 2003: Was named to the 2003 Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... One of just three young lineman to work in backup roles in the fall of 2003 and became a starter by the end of the season ... Saw his first playing time in the Tennessee Tech game ... Had 30 snaps in the win over the Golden Eagles ... Appeared in just three plays in the Ole Miss contest and logged 34 snaps in the Southern Miss game ... Subbed for both Andrew Handy and Jason Matthews in the Arkansas State game and was involved in over half the plays against Mississippi State ... Participated in 47 offensive snaps against the Bulldogs ... Was involved in 40 of the team’s 72 offensive snaps in the road victory over Houston ... Played 30 offensive snaps in the Memphis win over Tulane in the Superdome ... Appeared in 45 of the 79 offensive plays in win over East Carolina ... Moved into a starting role at halftime of the Louisville game when Andrew Handy suffered a broken leg ... Played the entire second half ... Started his first collegiate game against Cincinnati and played all 73 offensive snaps ... Was the starter against USF and played 79 of the team’s 89 offensive snaps ... Starter at offensive guard for the 2003 New Orleans

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PATRICK BYRNE

Quarterback/Kicker 6-1, 211 r-Sophomore, 1L T.R. Miller HS Brewton, AL

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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 alldistrict 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 assistant coach for the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers ... Played for coach Ray Carroscia at Cuyahoga Valley Christian ... Born: 9/8/83.

Bowl which was won by Memphis 27-17 ... Completed the 2003 season participating in 568 of the team’s 1000 offensive plays ... Made great strides in the spring of 2003 after being redshirted during the 2002 season ... Used his redshirt season to gain 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

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A versatile athlete who will work as a backup quarterback for senior Danny Wimprine and will again handle all of the Tiger kickoff duties ... Lettered as a freshman while having 46 kickoffs ... 2003: Worked as a backup quarterback and also worked as a backup at kicker ... Had one kickoff in the Tennessee Tech game ... Was inserted into the Mississippi State game and had three kickoffs in the second half ... Basically took over the kickoff duties in the Houston game ... Had seven kickoffs against the Cougars ... Average depth of his seven kicks was the four yard line ... Had three kickoffs sail out of the end zone for touchbacks against Houston ... Took over as the number one kickoff man for the Tulane game ... Had seven kickoffs and three were touchbacks ... Had eight kickoffs against East Carolina and four were out of the end zone for touchbacks ... Had three of his four kickoffs against USF sail out of the end zone for touchbacks ... Handled all of the team’s kickoffs in the 2003 New Orleans Bowl ... Had five of six kickoffs into the end zone and two were downed for touchbacks ... Finished the 2003 season with 46 kickoffs ... Had 18 kicks that were touchbacks and his average depth per kick was the 3.25 yard line ... A redshirt freshman quarterback who had a very impressive spring of 2003 ... 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 BlueGray Game ... Had touchdown passes to Darron White, Tavares Gideon and Maurice Avery ... Also worked 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 2002 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

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Returns to his position as the Tigers’ deep snapper for 2004 ... Lettered in 2003 while handling all of the team’s snapping duties ... 2003: Earned the starting position as the Tigers’ deep snapper ... Was named the Memphis Special Teams Player of the Year ... Appeared in every game for Memphis in 2003 ... Did not have one bad snap during the entire season ... Was credited with 29 snaps on field goal attempts ... Registered 44 perfect snaps on PAT attempts ... Was involved in 67 punt snaps for the season ... Had 140 special teams snaps in 2003 without a miss ... Received the Rex Dockery Memorial Scholarship in 2002 ... Spent the spring of 2003 working with the Tiger special teams ... 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 2002 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 first 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 American 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 teams 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 a 1995 Memphis graduate ... Played for coach Nevil Barr at Oak Grove ... Born: 9/2/83.

A walk-on candidate for the Tiger secondary who found a position on the special teams in 2003 and lettered while playing in every game ... Enters the fall of 2004 as a candidate for a cornerback position ... 2003: A walk-on candidate for a defensive back position who earned his first varsity letter ... Appeared in the Ole Miss game as a member of the Tiger special teams after an injury to Michael Spurlock ... Also logged playing time against Southern Mississippi and Arkansas State ... Played in all 13 games for Memphis in 2003 including the 2003 New Orleans Bowl game against North Texas ... Remained as a regular member of the Tiger kickoff return team all season ... Prep: Played his prep football at Trezevant High School in Memphis ... Lettered in both football and track ... Was an all-area and allregion selection in football in 2001 ... Had two interceptions returned for scores during 2000 and 2001 seasons ... Credited with seven pass interceptions as a senior ... Had 13 pass interceptions during his career at Trezevant ... Had two punt returns for scores as a senior and one kickoff return for a touchdown ... Played for coach Lynn Lang ... Is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Chambers ... Born: 5/17/83.

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Deep Snapper 6-2, 241 r-Sophomore, 1L Oak Grove HS Hattiesburg, MS

Defensive Back 6-0, 210 Sophomore, 1L Trezevant HS Memphis, TN

J ERMAINE C HAMBERS

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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 percent 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-of184 pass attempts for 1,636 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior ... Made 7-of-13 field goal attempts with a long of 47 yards in 2000 ... Connected on 60-of-63 PATs in 2000 ... Had 70 percent 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 were 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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Tailback 5-9, 189 r-Junior, 1L Houston HS Germantown, TN

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Defense G/S 2003 13/0

A walk-on candidate for the Tiger football team who became a regular member of the special teams and lettered in his first season at Memphis ... Is the recipient of the 2003 Rex Dockery Memorial Scholarship ... Spent the spring of 2004 working as a CAT safety ... Will enter fall camp as the number two right CAT safety ... 2003: Lettered as a true freshman as a defensive back and a member of the Tiger special teams ... Credited with a punt return when he recovered a blocked punt in the Southern Mississippi game ... Had a special teams tackle against Mississippi State ... Was credited with two tackles in the Memphis win over Houston ... Had an amazing tackle on a kickoff when he was blocked and taken down in front of the Tiger bench, got to his feet and pursued the play to make the tackle in front of the Houston bench ... Credited with one tackle in the win over Louisville ... Played in the win over Cincinnati but did not register a tackle ... Saw time in the USF contest ... Was a member of the Tiger cover teams in the 2003 New Orleans Bowl ... Finished the 2003 season with four tackles, including two solo stops ... Prep: Was a finalist for the Division 2AAA Gil Gideon Mr. Football Award in the state of Tennessee in 2002 ... Was a finalist for The Commercial Appeal’s Best of the Preps Award in football in 2002 ... Was named to The Commercial Appeal’s Elite Team for 2002 ... Was a first team All-Division 2 selection in 2002 ... Received the MUS W.S. Roberts MVP Award in 2002 ... Had 194 carries for 1,011 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2002 ... Was ranked third in Division 2 in scoring with 15 touchdowns ... Ranked seventh in kickoff returns in 2002 with 10 for 236 yards ... Averaged 23.6 yards per return ... Was ranked fifth in all-purpose yardage in 2002 with 1,476 yards and an average of 134.2 yards per game ... Helped his MUS team to a third-place ranking in the state in 2002 ... Was named second team All-Tennessee in 2002 ... Was named to the All-MIAA Team in 2002 (Private School Division) ... Had 2,411 career rushing yards ... Ranks third in MUS history for all-purpose yardage in a season with 1,476 and fourth alltime in rushing with 2,411 yards ... Also lettered in basketball and track for the Owls ... Was a member of the Faculty Honor Roll and received the Alexander W. Wellford Leadership Award ...Played for coach Bobby Alston at MUS ... Is the son of Ken and Barbara Clenin ... Born: 6/7/84.

Defensive Back 5-9, 188 Sophomore, 1L MUS Memphis, TN

L AK ENDUS C OLE

D EREK C LENIN

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A reserve tailback who became a key for the Tiger offense in 2003 ... Participated in 12 games in 2003, but had to take over as the tailback in the New Orleans Bowl due to an injury to Derron Parquet ... Came to the Tigers as a walk-on candidate for the tailback position ... Arrived on the football field in January of 2002 ... 2003: A returning letterman who served as the Tigers’ backup tailback in 2003 ... Had 14 rushes for 41 yards in the season opening win over Tennessee Tech ... Played in the Ole Miss victory but did not have a carry ... Totalled five rushes for 22 yards in the Southern Mississippi game ... Gained 41 yards on five carries in the win over Arkansas State ... Saw action at tailback in the road victory over Houston ... Was credited with two carries for 11 yards against the Cougars ... Had two rushes for 11 yards in the Tiger win over Tulane in the Superdome ... Played in the Tigers’ win over East Carolina and had one carry for two yards ... Rushed the ball eight times for 25 yards in the Tigers’ 37-7 win over Louisville ... Played a key role in the win over Cincinnati when he entered the game after injuries to DeAngelo Williams and Derron Parquet and caught an eight-yard pass to set up Danny Wimprine’s touchdown run ... Worked as the backup in the season finale against USF ... Had five carries for 17 yards ... Saved his best performance until the final game of the season ... Was pressed into service when starter Derron Parquet was injured on the team’s first offensive series ... Had a career-high 27 carries and a career-best 62 yards and scored his career touchdown to ice the victory in the 2003 New Orleans Bowl ... Was presented the game ball for his efforts against North Texas in the bowl game ... Finished the 2003 season with 70 rushes for 226 yards and one touchdown ... Was the team’s third-leading rusher in 2003 ... Had a season-long run of 28 yards ... 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 23 carries for 111 yards and four touchdowns in one scrimmage ... Has great quickness off the snap and hits holes well ... 2002: Spent the fall working with the Tiger offensive scout team while learning the Memphis spread offense ... Had four rushes for 12 yards in the spring Blue-Gray Scrimmage ... Finished the spring with 10 rushes for 63

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No 70 No 4

COLE’S

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COLE'S

Most Rushes/Game: 27 vs North Texas (‘03) Most Rush Yds/Game: 62 vs North Texas (‘03) Longest Run: 28 vs Arkansas State (‘03) Most Rushing Touchdowns/Game: 1 vs North Texas (‘03) Most Pass Receptions/Game: 3 vs North Texas (‘03) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 8 vs Cincinnati (‘03) Longest Pass Reception/Game: 8 vs Cincinnati (‘03)

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 size and strength while working in the weight room ... 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 40-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 ... Is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Colen ... Born: 12/13/83.

O.C .C.. COLLINS

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Defensive Back 6-0, 185 Junior, 2L Dacula HS Dacula, GA

LG 8 0 9 28 0 9 3 2 16 0 9 14

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

Avg 2.9 0.0 4.4 8.2 0.0 5.5 1.6 2.0 3.1 0.0 3.4 2.3

Yds 41 0 22 41 0 11 5 2 25 0 17 62

Att 14 0 5 5 0 2 3 1 8 0 5 27

Opponent Tennessee Tech Ole Miss Southern Miss Arkansas State Miss State Houston Tulane East Carolina Louisville Cincinnati USF North Texas

Rushing 8/30/03 9/6/03 9/13/03 9/27/03 10/11/03 10/18/03 10/25/03 11/1/03 11/8/03 11/15/03 11/22/03 12/16/03

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Nose Tackle 6-3, 286 r-Sophomore, SQ Russellville HS Russellville, AR

HARA CIO COLEN ARACIO

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COLLINS’ 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) & Tulane (‘03) Most Interception Return Yards/Game: 48 vs Tulane (‘02) Most Pass Break-ups/Game: 2 vs East Carolina (‘03) Most Tackles For Loss/Game: 1 vs Louisville (‘03)

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UT 0 2 3 1 3 2 0 4 0 4 0 3 1 4 5 5 5 9 3 2 7 3 3 2 5

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

TT 0 6 4 1 4 2 0 5 4 5 0 4 1 7 6 12 7 10 6 4 7 3 3 3 7

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

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 0/0 0/0

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 1/6 0 2 0/0 0 1 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 1 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 1 1/35 0 1 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 1/48 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 1 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 1/0 0 0 0/0

Defense 8/30/03 9/6/03 9/13/03 9/27/03 10/4/03 10/11/03 10/18/03 10/25/03 11/1/03 11/15/03 11/22/03 11/29/03 12/16/03 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

JAMES CORDER

Offensive Guard 6-7, 296 r-Junior, SQ Presbyterian Academy Nashville, TN

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Tackles G/S 2002 12/11 2003 13/11 Total 25/22

passing ... Had his first interception of the season when he grabbed a J.P. Losman pass prior to halftime and returned it six yards ... Had four tackles and two pass breakups in the victory over East Carolina ... Was credited with five tackles in the Louisville game ... Credited with four tackles in the regular-season finale against USF ... Was starter at corner in the 2003 New Orleans Bowl ... Was credited with one solo tackle in the Tigers 27-17 win over North Texas ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 Tulane and returned it 48 yards ... Also had seven tackles in the win over the Green Wave ... Had double-digit tackles 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 1A 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 ... Prep: Was a fouryear 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 over Collins Hill ... 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 40- 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, and 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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Returns to one of the deepest offensive line units in Memphis football history ... Will work at offensive guard this fall with Jason Matthews and Willie Henderson ... Has worked at every position in the offensive line and could provide depth at every slot ... 2003: Worked as a reserve at offensive tackle throughout the season ... Did not play in a game during the 2003 season ... Spent the spring working with David Davis and Willie Henderson at right tackle ... 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

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Receiving G 2003 13/3

Yds 14

Tds 0

LG 14

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Tailback 6-1, 211 r-Sophomore, SQ Carver HS Columbus, GA

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Enters the fall as the backup at tight end behind starter John Doucette ... Lettered last season working as the second tight end in all of the Tigers’ two tight end sets ... Was moved to tight end after working as a linebacker in 2001 ... 2003: After spending two seasons as a walk-on candidate for the defensive line, was moved to tight end in the spring of 2003 and saw playing time in the season opener against Tennessee Tech ... Had his first career pass reception against The Golden Eagles ... Caught a 14-yard pass from Danny Wimprine for a Tiger first down to keep a drive alive ... Was used in all of the two tight end sets in the Ole Miss and Southern Mississippi games ... Had several key blocks in the Mississippi State contest ... Worked in the two tight end sets in the Houston game ... Played the final series of the Tigers’ win over East Carolina ... Was a starter in the Memphis win over Louisville ... Was the starter in the USF game when the Tigers opened in a two tight end set ... Played in every game for Memphis in 2003, including the 2003 New Orleans Bowl victory over North Texas ... 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 ... Spent the season 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 that 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

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Tight End 6-0, 249 r-Senior, 1L Millington HS Millington, TN

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DANIEL’S CAREER HIGHS Most Pass Receptions/Game: 1 vs Tennessee Tech (‘03) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 14 vs Tennessee Tech (‘03)

I SAA C D ANIEL SAAC

DANIEL’S

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 allregion 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.

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

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Worked as a reserve tailback in the spring of 2004 ... 2003: Was moved to tailback in the spring of 2003 and had a good spring camp ... Could not break into the 2003 lineup which featured DeAngelo Williams, Derron Parquet and LaKendus Cole ... Worked as a member of the offensive scout team in 2003 ... Was 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 working as a defensive back for the Tigers’ defensive scout team ... Worked as a boundary corner 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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D AVIS' ST ATISTICS STA Games/Starts Snaps/Total Snaps 13/9 604/1000

A returning letterman who did not play in a game in 2003 ... Spent the fall battling injuries ... 2003: Did not play in a game for the Tigers ... Worked as a member of the defensive scout team throughout the season ... Is expected to provide depth at middle linebacker again this fall ... 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 USF, Army and TCU contests ... Was not credited with a tackle in 2002 ... 2001: Sat out the 2001 season while concentrating on academic work ... 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 weight room ... Maintained a 3.85 GPA in the fall of 2001... 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 fellow 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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Inside Linebacker 6-0, 245 Senior, 1L Trezevant HS Memphis, TN

CHARLES DAVIS

Started the road game against Houston and had 50 snaps in the Tiger victory ... Remained as the starter at offensive tackle against Tulane ... Had 60 offensive snaps against Tulane ... Started the East Carolina game and worked 59 of the team’s 79 offensive snaps ... Logged 50 offensive plays against Cincinnati and participated in 79 snaps in the season finale against USF ... Was the Tiger starter at tackle in the 2003 New Orleans Bowl game ... Worked 50 of the team’s 68 offensive plays in the win over North Texas ... Finished the season playing 604 of the team’s 1000 plays ... 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

Came to the Tigers as a junior college transfer in January of 2002 ... Became a starter at tackle after injury to Jason Johnson and started nine games ... 2003: Was a regular in the offensive line in the fall of 2003 ... Worked as a backup at both guard and tackle positions early in the fall ... Became the starter at offensive tackle in the UAB game after an injury to Jason Johnson ... Played 62 of 70 snaps against UAB ... Was a starter against Mississippi State and participated in 86-of-89 offensive snaps against the Bulldogs ...

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A returning three-year letterman who is expected to see more playing time this fall after starting seven games for the Tigers last season ... Finished the season as the team’s fourth-leading receiver in 2003 ... 2003: Lettered for the third season as a wide receiver ... Hauled in a 92-yard touchdown pass from Danny Wimprine to seal the win over Ole Miss ... The 92-yard reception ranked as the second-longest pass reception in Tiger football history ... Finished the Ole Miss game with three catches for 113 yards and one touchdown ... Had one reception for five yards against Southern Miss and

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Receiving G 2001 5/0 2002 5/0 2003 13/7 Totals 23/7

DAVIS’ No 3 0 27 30

STATISTICS Yds Avg Tds 25 8.3 1 0 0.0 0 407 15.1 3 432 14.4 4

LG 12 12 92 92

DAVIS’ CAREER HIGHS Most Pass Receptions/Game: 6 vs Tennessee Tech (‘03) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 113 vs Ole Miss (‘03) Longest Pass Reception: 92 vs Ole Miss (‘03) Most Touchdown Receptions/Game: 1 vs UT-Chattanooga (‘01) & Ole Miss, Miss State & Tulane (‘03)

G AME -B Y-G AME R EVIEW Receiving Year 8/30/03 9/6/03 9/13/03 9/27/03 10/4/03 10/11/03 10/18/03 10/25/03 11/1/03 11/15/05 11/22/03 11/29/03 12/16/03 9/3/01 9/8/01 9/22/01 11/30/02

Opponent Tennessee Tech Ole Miss Southern Miss Arkansas State UAB Miss State Houston Tulane East Carolina Louisville Cincinnati USF North Texas Miss State UT-Chattanooga USF TCU

Recpt 6 3 1 1 3 3 1 2 1 1 1 4 3 1 1 1 2

Yds 54 113 5 12 20 25 11 50 21 16 8 72 14 5 12 8 16

Avg 9.0 37.6 5.0 12.0 6.6 8.6 11.0 25.0 21.0 16.0 8.0 18.0 4.6 5.0 12.0 8.0 8.0

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

LG 15 92 5 12 11 13 11 39 21 16 8 48 10 5 12 8 8

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ted 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 and NFL 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 ... Played for coach Larry Hellen ... Is the son of Joseph Davis and Tracy Smith ... Born: 9/28/81.

one for 12 yards in the UAB contest ... Had his second touchdown catch of the season against Mississippi State on a four-yard pass from Danny Wimprine ... Caught one pass for 11 yards and a first down in the win over the Houston Cougars ... Had two pass receptions for 50 yards and one touchdown in the Memphis road victory over Tulane ... Touchdown came on a 39yard pass from Danny Wimprine ... Was Davis’ third touchdown reception of the season ... Had one pass reception for 21 yards and a key first down in the win over East Carolina ... Had one pass reception for 16 yards in the win over Louisville ... Led the team in receiving against USF ... Had four pass receptions for 72 yards against the Bulls ... Played in the 2003 New Orleans Bowl game but did not have a pass reception ... Credited with 27 receptions for 407 yards and three touchdowns ... 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 recipients for spring 2003 ... 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 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 USF victory ... Played against Houston and Southern Mississippi but did not get into a game after Houston ... Was bothered by injuries during the latter part of the season ... Finished his freshman campaign with three pass receptions for 25 yards and one touchdown ... Averaged 8.3 yards per catch ... Was held out of all contact work in the spring while recovering from ACL surgery in the fall of 2000 ... Showed his ability as a pass receiver in non-contact drills ... 2000: Was a late signee for the Tigers in the spring of 2000 ... Had been highly recruited by Clemson University ... Came to camp in August with an outstanding chance to see action as a receiver ... On the second day of freshman camp, injured his knee and had to have surgery to repair his ACL ... Missed the remainder of the season while rehabbing his knee ... Became one of the most dedicated weight room workers ... Rehabbed his knee and was allowed to start running before the 2000 season ended ... Had commit-

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Tavarious Davis’ 92-yard touchdown reception against Ole Miss in 2003 came within two yards of tying the Tiger record for the longest pass reception in school history. The record was set in 1978 when quarterback Lloyd Patterson connected on a 94-yard scoring pass to wide receiver Earnest Gray against Houston. Davis’ catch actually tied for the second-longest pass play at the U of M. In 1998, receiver Damien Dodson hauled in a 92-yard pass from quarterback Stephen Galbraith, ironically enough, the play took place in the Memphis vs Houston game. The Tigers have had just three pass plays in school history over 90 yards in length.

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DOUCETTE’S STATISTICS No Yds Avg Tds 5 44 8.7 1 17 194 11.4 0 22 238 10.8 1

LG 15 53 53

Receiving 2002 2003 Total

DOUCETTE’S CAREER HIGHS Most Pass Receptions/Game: 4 vs Ole Miss (‘03) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 92 vs Ole Miss (‘03) Longest Pass Reception: 53 vs Ole Miss (‘03) Most Touchdown Receptions/Game: 1 vs TCU (‘02)

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A returning two-year starter at tight end ... Appeared in all 13 of the Tiger games in 2003 ... Became a starter as a true freshman and earned his first varsity letter after playing in 11 of the team’s 12 games in 2002 ... Missed one game due to a neck injury ... 2003: Was the Tiger starter at tight end in 2003 ... Became a big part of the Memphis offense ... Had four pass receptions for 92 yards in the win over Ole Miss ... His 92 yards rank as the thirdhighest total for a tight end in school history ... Was the team’s secondleading receiver in the win over Houston ... Had two pass receptions for 36 yards and two key first downs in the Houston game ... Grabbed two passes for five yards against Louisville ... Credited with two catches for three yards in the regular-season finale against USF ... Started at tight end in the 2003 New Orleans Bowl and logged two catches for 14 yards ... Finished the season with 17 pass receptions for 194 yards ... 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 a n d 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

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Tight End 6-2, 271 Junior, 2L St. Augustine HS New Orleans, LA

JOHN DOUCETTE

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 ... Was rated as high as the number 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.

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G AME -B Y-G AME R EVIEW Receiving Year 8/30/03 9/6/03 9/13/03 9/27/03 10/4/03 10/11/03 10/18/03 10/25/03 11/1/03 11/15/05 11/22/03 11/29/03 12/16/03 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 Tennessee Tech Ole Miss Southern Miss Arkansas State UAB Miss State Houston Tulane East Carolina Louisville Cincinnati USF North Texas Murray State Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Mississippi State Cincinnati Houston USF Army TCU

Recpt 2 4 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 2

Yds 38 92 6 4 0 -4 36 0 0 5 0 3 14 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 15 0 6 16

Avg 19.0 23.0 6.0 4.0 0.0 -4.0 18.0 0.0 0.0 2.5 0.0 1.5 7.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.0 0.0 0.0 15.0 0.0 6.0 8.0

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

LG 28 53 6 4 0 0 23 0 0 4 0 5 10 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 15 0 6 8

Tackles 2001 2002 2003 Totals

G/S 11/0 12/7 13/0 36/7

DOUGLAS’ ST ATISTICS STA UT AT Tot. FR Int TFL 2 4 6 0 0 0-0 28 11 39 1 0 5-27 7 1 8 0 0 0-0 37 16 53 1 0 5-27

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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 1999 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 allconference, 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 ... Played for coach Jim Manion at Lutheran North ... Is the son of Delores Ann Bean ... Born: 7/25/ 82.

DOUGLAS’ CAREER HIGHS Most Rushes/Game: 1 vs North Texas (‘03) Most Rushing Yards/Game: 3 vs North Texas (‘03) Most Pass Receptions/Game: 2 vs Louisville (‘03) Most Receiving Yards/Game: 8 vs Louisville (‘03) Longest Pass Receptions/Game: 7 vs Louisville (‘03) 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 USF & TCU

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ROBERT DOUGLAS

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Defense 8/30/03 9/6/03 9/13 9/27/03 10/25/03 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

Opponent Tennessee Tech Ole Miss Southern Miss Arkansas State Tulane Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Miss State Cincinnati Houston USF Army TCU Miss State UT-Chattanooa USF Louisville Southern Miss Houston

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

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

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

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ESSEX’S ST ATISTICS STA AT Tot. FR Int 12 31 0 0-0 8 38 0 1-0 14 42 0 0-0 34 111 0 1-0

TFL 1-1 3-7 1-1 5-9

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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 Miss State ('01) & Ole Miss (‘03) Most Tackles For Loss/Game: 1 five times Most Pass Interceptions/Game: 1 vs Houston (‘02) Most Pass Breakups/Game: 2 vs UAB (‘01) & Louisville (‘03)

Tackles G/S 2001 11/3 2002 12/7 2003 13/10 Totals 25/20

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A returning three-year letterman who saw action as a true freshman for the Tigers during the 2001 season and became a starter during the 2002 campaign ... Was the Tiger starter at cornerback for 10 games in 2003 ... 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 ... 2003: Became the Tiger starter at cornerback in the Arkansas State game ... Logged just one tackle in the win over Tennessee Tech ... Was credited with five tackles in the Ole Miss victory and one stop in the Southern Mississippi contest ... Registered three solo tackle and one assist in the win over Arkansas State ... Had three tackles, one pass breakup and one caused fumble in the Memphis win over Houston ... Had another outstanding performance against Tulane ... Started at corner and helped hold the Green Wave to just 105 yards passing for the game ... Was credited with four tackles and one pass breakup and held Tulane’s Roydell Williams to just two pass receptions for the game ... Credited with seven tackles and one pass breakup in the East Carolina win ... Registered four tackles in the Memphis win over Louisville ... Had two tackles in the Memphis win over Cincinnati and three hits in the season finale with USF ... Started at corner in the 2003 New Orleans Bowl ... Was credited with one tackle in the Tigers’ win over North Texas ... Finished the 2003 season with 42 total tackles, one tackle for lost yardage, five pass breakups and one forced fumble ... 2002: Played in all 12 games of the 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

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Defensive Back 5-11, 186 Senior, 3L SW DeKalb HS Atlanta, GA

CAMER ON ESSEX AMERON

... Had five 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 Bulldogs ... 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 USF 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 USF 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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Opponent Tennessee Tech Ole Miss Southern Miss Arkansas State UAB Miss State Houston Tulane East Carolina Louisville Cincinnati USF North Texas

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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

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

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FREDERIC'S ST ATISTICS STA Games/Starts Snaps/Total Snaps 13/13 943/1000

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out of the Tulane game playing all 77 offensive snaps ... Played 75 of the team’s 79 offensive snaps against East Carolina ... Worked all 80 offensive plays in the Tigers’ 37-7 road win over Louisville ... Had 70 snaps in the Cincinnati victory and appeared in 85 of the 89 plays in the USF contest ... Started the 2003 New Orleans Bowl game and participated in all 68 plays ... Finished the 2003 season involved in 943 of the Tigers’ 1000 offensive plays ... Was 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 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.

J AMARCUS G AITHER

Tailback 5-10, 188 r-Freshman, SQ Frayser HS Memphis, TN

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Center 6-4, 288 Senior, 3L DeSmet Jesuit HS St. Louis, MO

GENE FREDERIC

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Academic All-America ... 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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Defensive End 6-3, 247 r-Freshman, RS Catholic HS Baton Rouge, LA

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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 of 2003 with another junior college transfer, Jason Matthews ... Was redshirted in 2003 and has two years of eligibility remaining at Memphis ... Is expected to be a regular in the offensive line this fall and will share playing time with Gene Frederic and Stephen Schuh ... 2003: Came to the University of Memphis as a junior college transfer in the winter of 2003 ... Participated in spring drills with the Tigers ... Was redshirted in the fall of 2003 due to a shoulder injury from junior college ... Spent the fall of 2003 working with the offensive scout team and going against the number one defensive unit each day in practice ... 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

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A redshirt freshman who spent the spring of 2004 working as a defensive end ... Worked with seniors David McNair and Shaka Hill in spring drills ... 2003: Was redshirted in the fall of 2003 ... Worked as a defensive end for the scout team and worked against the Tigers first team offensive line each day in practice ... Spent the fall of 2003 learning coordinator Joe Lee Dunn’s defense ... Prep: Was a three-year football letterman at Baton Rouge High School ... Helped his team to a 10-2 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 All-Star Game in 2002 ... Leader of an offensive line that produced 2,846 rushing yards in 2002 ... Named to the 2001 LHSCA AllDistrict team as a right tackle ... Was 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 at Baton Rouge Catholic High School ... Son of Marsha and O.J. Garcia ... Born: 4/2/85.

Center, 6-3, 289 r-Junior, TR Mt. San Antonio JC Los Angeles, CA

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mage ... Is expected to provide depth in the offensive backfield this fall ... 2003: Came to the Tigers as a tailback from Frayser High in Memphis but worked as both a tailback and receiver in fall camp ... Was redshirted in 2003 ... Spent the fall with the offensive scout team ... Worked against the number one defense throughout the fall ... Prep: 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 Shelby-Metro 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 AllRegion 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 & Janice Gaither ... Born: 11/9/84.

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Tigers in 2002 averaging 40.6 yards per game ...Was second in scoring in 2002 with eight touchdowns and a total of 48 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 14thbest prospect in the state for 2001 ... Helped lead 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 AllMississippi 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. GIDEON’S ST ATISTICS STA No Yds Avg Tds 42 466 11.1 8

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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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Avg 5.5 5.0 0.0 16.5 10.2 11.0 15.9 8.7 9.0 8.5 10.5 8.5

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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

Offensive Guard 6-3, 307 r-Senior, 3L Overton HS Memphis, TN

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

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A returning three-year letterman who was moved from defensive tackle to offensive guard in the later stages of the 2003 season ... Due to strength and speed, has moved up the depth chart and could become a starter in the offensive line by fall camp ... 2003: A veteran defensive tackle who let-

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Tackles 2000 2001 2002 2003 Totals

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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 1 7 8 0 0 0-0 37 31 68 0 0 8-35

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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 first team all-region as an offensive lineman and was named second team as a defensive lineman ... Was credited with 70 tackles, five quarterback sacks, five tackles for lost yardage and two fumble recoveries in helping lead Overton High to a 5-5 record in 1999 ... Had 12 tackles and one sack in the Collierville game ... Logged 24 tackles and one tackle for lost yardage in the Germantown game ... Career totals read 214 total tackles, four fumble recoveries, 16 quarterback sacks and 10 tackles for lost yardage ... Also lettered as a power forward in basketball ... Was a member of the National Honor Society ... 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 Offensive Line Games/Starts Snaps/Total Snaps 2003 13/0 40/1000 (was moved to offensive guard for final two games of 2003 season)

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

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tered for the third-consecutive season in 2003 ... Was moved to offensive guard after injury to Andrew Handy ... Played in each game for the Tigers working with Albert Means, LaVale Washington and Eric Taylor ... Was credited with single tackles in the first three games of the season, Tennessee Tech, Ole Miss and Southern Mississippi ... Registered one tackle in the Mississippi State game ... Saw extended duty in the defensive front against Houston ... Registered three tackles in the Tigers’ road win over the Cougars ... Logged one tackle in the Memphis win over East Carolina ... Was moved to offensive guard in the final weeks of the season due to injuries to Andrew Handy ... Participated in 20 plays against USF and also logged 20 offensive snaps in the 2003 New Orleans Bowl ... 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 defensive 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 ... Had seven tackles for a 21 yards lost ... 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 USF ... 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 ... Worked 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

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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 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 USF Army TCU Miss State UT-Chattanooa USF Louisville Southern Miss Houston East Carolina UAB Tennessee Army Cincinnati

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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

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GOOD WELL ’S ST ATISTICS GOODWELL WELL’S STA UT AT Tot. FR Int TFL 1 3 4 1 0-0 0-0 28 9 37 0 0-0 2-4 29 12 41 1 0-0 2-4

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Tackles G/S 2002 8/0 2003 13/0 Total 21/0

GOOD WELL ’S CAREER HIGHS WELL’S GOODWELL Most Tackles/Game: 7 vs Houston (‘03) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 5 vs Houston & Tulane ('03) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 2 vs Houston & East Carolina ('03) Most Fumble Recoveries/Game: 1 vs Cincinnati (‘02) Most Tackles for Loss/Game: 1 vs Ole Miss (‘03)

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

TFLs 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

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

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

PB 0 0 0 0 0 1 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

Defense 8/30/03 9/6/03 9/13/03 9/27/03 10/4/03 10/11/03 10/18/03 10/25/03 11/1/03 11/15/03 11/22/03 11/29/03 12/16/03

S TEPHEN G OSTK O WSKI OSTKO

Kicker 6-2, 200 Junior, 2L Madison Central HS Madison, MS

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A returning letter winner from 2003 who moved into a starting role at linebacker during the spring of 2004 ... Spent the spring working at middle linebacker ... Was voted as one of the recipients of the Chris Faros Most Improved Player Awards in the spring of 2004 ... 2003: Lettered for the second time while seeing action at inside linebacker in each of the Tigers’ game in 2003 ... Shared playing time with Will Hyden at inside linebacker ... Was credited with three tackles in the season opener against Tennessee Tech ... Also responsible for three tackles in the Tigers’ win over Ole Miss ... Had two tackles in the Southern Mississippi and Arkansas State games ... Registered three stops in the Conference USA match-up against UAB ... Logged two tackles in the Mississippi State game ... Had an outstanding game at Houston ... Was credited with seven tackles, including five solo stops, in the win over the Cougars ... Had one of his better games of the season against Tulane ... Was credited with five tackles against Tulane ... Registered four tackles in the victory over East Carolina ... Was credited with one tackle in the Tigers’ win over North Texas in the New Orleans Bowl ... Finished the 2003 season with 37 tackles, including 28 solo stops, two tackles for lost yardage and one pass breakup ... Appeared in eight games for Memphis at outside linebacker ... Received the Ralph Hatley Memorial Scholarship for 2003 ... Spent the spring of 2003 working with Derrick Ballard and Coot Terry at the “nickle back” position ... 2002: Lettered as a true freshman after being pressed into service due to injuries to the linebacker corps ... Earned his first varsity letter after playing in eight games for Memphis in 2002 ... Was pressed into service as a true freshman after injuries to linebacker Greg Harper and Coot Terry ... Made 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 USF ... 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

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Inside Linebacker 6-2, 229 Junior, 2L Tucker HS Lithonia, GA

TIM GOOD WELL OODWELL

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 first 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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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 Central to the 2002 Mississippi state championship ... Holds the Madison Central High record for the longest field goal at 55 yards ... Is the son of Larry and Cindy Gostkowski ... Born: 1/28/84. GOSTK O WSKI’S ST ATISTICS GOSTKO STA G/S Att Made LG PAT’s 12/12 14 9 50 32-37 13/13 29 19 45 44-44 25/25 43 28 50 76-81

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Offensive Guard 6-2, 310 Junior, 3L Palmetto HS Miami, FL

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A three-year veteran offensive lineman who has been a two-year starter at offensive guard ... Sustained a broken leg in the Louisville game in 2003 and missed the remainder of the season ... Was held out most of spring drills in 2004 ... 2003: The only returning starter from the 2002 season in the offensive line ... Started every game at offensive guard in 2003 ... Opened the 2003 campaign playing 52-of-82 snaps in the victory over Tennessee Tech ... Did not come out of the Ole Miss and Southern Miss games ... Played all 70 plays in the win over Ole Miss and 74-of-74 snaps in the Southern Mississippi contest ... Worked 60 plays in the Arkansas State win and had 67 snaps in the UAB contest ... Worked 65 offensive snaps in the Mississippi State contest ... Was involved in 50 of the team’s 72 offensive plays in the road victory over the Houston Cougars ... Played 67 of the team’s 77 offensive plays in the road win over Tulane in the Superdome ... Worked 50 of the

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GOSTKOWSKI’S CAREER HIGHS Most Field Goals Made/Game: 3 vs Ole Miss (‘03) Most Field Goals Attempted/Game: 4 Tennessee Tech (‘03) Longest Field Goal Made/Game: 50 vs Murray State ('02) Most PATs Made/Game: 6 vs Houston (‘03) Most PATs Attempted/Game: 6 vs Murray State (‘02) & Houston (‘03) Most Points Scored/Game: 14 vs Ole Miss (‘03) Most Points Scored/Season: 101* (‘03) * tied the school record for points in a single season

score over 100 points in a season ... 2003: Was the Tiger starting kicker for the second-consecutive season ... Appeared in every game for Memphis in 2003 ... Had two field goals in the season-opening win over Tennessee Tech ... Booted field goals of 39 and 23 yards against the Golden Eagles ... Had a career-high three field goals in the Tiger victory over Ole Miss and was named the Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Week ... Had field goals of 21, 42 and 17 yards against the Rebels ... His 42-yard effort gave Memphis a fourth quarter lead and his 17-yard effort sealed the victory ... Had two field goals against Southern Miss on kicks of 21 and 33 yards ... Had single field goals against Arkansas State and UAB ... Made two-of-three field goal attempts against Mississippi State ... His second field goal against MSU, the 20th of his career, moved him into a tie for sixth place on the school’s career field goal list with Tomas Ingles ... Kicked one field goal from 33 yards and connected on six-ofsix PATs in the win over the Houston Cougars ... His field goal moved him into sixth place on the career list ... Booted field goals of 30 and 23 yards in the win over East Carolina, giving him 11 points for the game ... His 11 points rank as the 11th highest game total in school history ... Booted two field goals of 22 and 28 yards and made three PATs in the Memphis win over Louisville ... His nine points scored against Louisville moved him into second place for the single season scoring record ... Made one field goal in the regular-season finale against USF ... Connected on 45 yard attempt against the Bulls ... Tallied nine points in the New Orleans Bowl ... Kicked field goals of 21 and 42 yards and made three PATs ... His 42-yard field goal with 2:26 remaining in the game locked the victory over North Texas ... His 101 points scored in 2003 tied the Memphis record for the most points scored in a single season ... His 28 field goal attempts in 2003 were a school record and his 19 field goals made were the second-highest total in school history ... 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 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 ... Made nine-of-14 field goal attempts, including a 50-yarder in the season opener against Murray State ... Also made 32-of-37 PATs in 2002 ... Opened his collegiate career making fiveof-six PATs and his longest field goal of the season at 50 yards ... Made five-

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Offensive Guard 6-7, 328 r-Sophomore, 1L Ridgeway HS Memphis, TN

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Had an outstanding 2004 spring ... Worked with the number one offensive line in the spring due to several key injuries ... Was voted as one of the winners of the Chris Faros Most Improved Player Award in the spring of 2004 ... 2003: Suffered an ankle injury early in the fall that put him behind physically ... Did not play in the first six games of the season ... Saw his first action as a Tiger in the Houston game ... Participated in eight offensive snaps against the Cougars ... Was used as an offensive guard against Houston after working as a tackle for most of the fall ... Played the final series of the East Carolina victory ... Worked four offensive snaps ... Played 20 snap in the USF game ... Continued to make dramatic improvement while practicing for the 2003 New Orleans Bowl ... Played 20 offensive snaps against North Texas ... Finished the 2003 season participating in 52 of the team’s 1000 offensive plays ... Came to Memphis as one of the most highly recruited defensive linemen in the state of Tennessee ... Was not able to participate in fall camp due to minor chest surgery and was redshitrted during the fall of 2002 ... Given his size and foot speed, he was moved to offensive tackle in the spring of 2003 and worked his way to the number two position behind David Davis at right tackle ... 2002: Was redshirted as a true freshman and spent the fall of 2002 working with the scout team defense ... Played defensive tackle in the fall of 2002 ... Worked behind Boris Penchion and Eric Taylor in 2002 ... Was the biggest of the Tiger signees in 2002 ... Prep: Considered by many as the top lineman prospect in Tennessee in 2001 ... Played both offensive and defensive tackle at Ridgeway High School ... Registered 15 quarterback sacks for Ridgeway High in 2001 ... Was named to Prep Star Magazine’s Top 125 Dream Team for 2001 ... Was named to Prep Star Magazine’s Super 30 All-Southeast Region Team for 2001 ... Was named to SuperPrep Football Magazine’s 2001 All-America Team and All-Region Team ... Ranked as the number three prospect in the state of Tennessee ... Is rated by SuperPrep Magazine as the number 21 offensive lineman in the nation ... Is rated as the number 11 defensive line prospect in the nation by Rivals.com ... Named to the Associated Press AllState 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 Sportswriters’ 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

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79 offensive snaps in the win over East Carolina ... Suffered a broken leg in the Louisville game and missed the remainder of the season ... ... Will be the most experienced of the Tiger linemen this fall ... Co-winner of the Chris Faros Most Improved Player Award in 2002 ... Spent the spring of 2003 working at left guard with reserve Blake Butler ... 2002: Lettered as a true freshman ... Was a starter for the Tigers at offensive guard for nine of the 12 games of 2002 ... Missed 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 USF ... 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 seasonhigh 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 ... Also played in the Florida-California Football Classic in Santa Barbara, CA in June ... Was named first team All-Dade County in 2000 by the Miami Herald ... Was considered by many to be the best offensive lineman in the Miami Dade County area ... 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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A veteran inside linebacker who has lettered for three seasons with the Tigers ... Became a starter during the 2002 season when injuries depleted the linebacker corps ... Was moved to defensive end in the spring of 2004 and worked with David McNair ... 2003: Was moved to defensive end for the 2003 season and participated in the season-opening win over Tennessee Tech ... Had two tackles against the Golden Eagles ... Had two tackles in the Southern Miss game in Hattiesburg ... Logged a single tackle in the win over Arkansas State ... Also had one tackle to his credit in the Mississippi State contest ... Registered two tackles in the Conference USA road win over Houston ... Had two tackles in the road victory over Tulane in the Superdome ... Was credited with two tackles in the Tigers win over Louisville ... Registered one tackle in the win over Cincinnati ... Made a big contribution in the 2003 New Orleans Bowl when he forced a fumble on a kickoff that gave the Tigers the ball at the North Texas eight yard line ... Play led to a field goal for Memphis ... Finished the season with 13 tackles and one forced fumble ... Spent the spring working with Robert Douglas at the “sam” linebacker slot ... 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

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Defensive End 6-3,253 r-Senior, 3L Goodpasture HS Nashville, TN

SHAKA HILL

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 USF 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 loss and one forced fumble ... 2001: Lettered in 2001 as a backup for Demorrio Shank ... 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 USF 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 first 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 were 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 ... Played for coach David Martin ... Is the son of Lester Lyle and Carolyn Hill ... Born: 1/15/81.

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CARSON HUNTER

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) & USF (‘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)

the number two slot at right tackle behind David Davis ... 2003: One of several young Tiger offensive linemen who were redshirted in 2003 ... Worked with the Memphis offensive scout team throughout the fall of 2003 ... Worked as an offensive tackle ... Prep: 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.

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Offensive Tackle 6-4, 328 r-Freshman, RS Prentiss HS Prentiss, MS

A BRAHAM H OLL OW AY OLLO

Defense 8/30/03 9/13/03 9/27/03 10/11/03 10/18/03 10/25/03 11/15/03 11/22/03 12/16/03 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

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Outside Linebacker 5-10, 231 r-Sophomore, 1L Collierville HS Collierville, TN

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Earned his first letter as a member of the 2003 Tiger special teams ... Appeared in eight games for the Tiger last season ... Enters the fall as a reserve at a linebacker position ... 2003: A walk-on candidate who lettered after playing on the Tiger special teams in the fall of 2003 ... Was named as one of the co-winners of the 2003 Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year ... Served as a member of the Tiger kickoff and kick cover teams ... Saw action in the Tigers’ road victory over Houston ... Worked as a member of the Tiger cover units in the win over East Carolina ... 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 ...

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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 four-year football letterwinner at Collierville High School ... Played fullback and linebacker at Collierville High School ... Helped the Dragons to the 2001 region 8-5A championship ... Received the most improved player award as a junior ... Was credited with 73 tackles as a senior at CHS ... Received the Bonky Brooks Award twice during career at Collierville High ... Is only player in history of Collierville High to ever receive the award twice ... Is the son of David and Barbara Hunter ... Played for coach Paul Cox at Collierville High ... Born: 2/9/84.

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A returning letterman who was signed to a scholarship prior to the start of the 2003 season ... Handled all of the Tiger duties as the holder for the special teams in 2003 ... Will worked with kicker Stephen Gostkowski again in 2004 and will serve as the backup punter for Brandon Roberson ... 2003: A former walk-on special teams member who was signed to a scholarship before the start of the 2003 season ... Was the Tigers’ starting holder for the 2003 season ... Worked with kicker Stephen Gostkowski ... Had a near perfect season ... Handled the snaps on 29 field goal attempts and 44 PATs ... Helped kicker Stephen Gostkowski to a perfect 44-of-44 PATs ... 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 ... 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:

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Holder/Punter 6-0, 175 r-Senior, 2L Mayfield HS Mayfield, KY

RYAN IVEY

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-of-30 career field goals ... His 163 PATs set the Kentucky state high school record ... Holds the school record for the most career PATs, most career punts, longest field goal and his 65-yard punt in the EastWest All-Star game was a career long ... Averaged 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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Offensive Tackle 6-3, 284 r-Senior, 3L Pattonville HS St. Louis, MO

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A returning veteran who was a starter at offensive tackle in 2003 until he suffered a knee injury in the fourth game of the season ...Appeared in every game in 2001 and 2002 ... Lettered for two years at tight end but was moved to offensive tackle in the spring of 2003 ... 2003: Was the Memphis starter at left offensive tackle in the season opener against Tennessee Tech ... Played 52-of-72 snaps in the win over the Golden Eagles ... Did not come out of the Memphis win over Ole Miss, playing all 70 offensive snaps ... Participated in all 74 plays against Southern Mississippi ... Started his fourth game of the season against Arkansas State but suffered a knee injury after just three series ... Sustained a torn MCL against the Indians ... Missed the next three weeks before he could begin rehabbing his knee ... Returned to action for the East Carolina game ... Worked 20 of the team’s 79 offensive snaps ... Played 25 of 80 plays in the Tigers’ dramatic win over Louisville on the road ... Worked 45-of-73 offensive snaps in the win over Cincinnati ... Logged 40 plays in the USF contest ... Capped the season with 20 plays in the win over North Texas in the 2003 New Orleans Bowl ... Finished the

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C HRIS K ELLEY

Wide Receiver 6-1, 201 Senior, 1L Northeast Miss CC Corinth, MS

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2003 season playing 338 of the team’s 1000 total snaps ... Suffered a knee injury in spring drills and missed part of the spring ... Was ready for fall camp of 2003 ... Worked with Jeff Cameron and John Doucette at tight end in 2002 ... Was a regular in all of the two tight end sets ... 2002: Played in all 12 games for the Tigers in 2002 and worked at two positions ... Worked in fall camp as an offensive tackle and was expected to see action in the offensive line ... Was moved back to tight end after an injury to starter Jeff Cameron ... Shared time with freshman John Doucette and was used mainly in blocking situations ... Had his first pass reception of the season in the win over Army in November ... Caught one pass for two yards ... Had one pass reception for 13 yards and a cruical first down in the TCU contest ... 2001: Lettered as a tight end during the 2001 season ... Played in every game for Memphis and was a regular on special teams and in all of the Tigers’ two tight end sets ... Did not have a pass reception but was used as a blocker in all of the team’s two tight end sets ... Climbed the depth chart in the spring of 2001 at tight end ... Had a 15-yard touchdown reception in the third scrimmage ... Will provide depth for starter Jeff Cameron at tight end and can also work as a backup punter ... 2000: Was redshirted during the 2000 season but traveled with the Tiger varsity as the backup punter ... Was never pressed into service and had four years of eligibility remaining at Memphis ... Was used as a tight end and as the team’s reserve punter ... Worked with the offensive scout team against the number one defense throughout the fall ... Prep: Lettered in both football and basketball at Pattonville HS ... Earned three letters in football and was a two-year starter ... Served as captain of the team as a senior ... Was a second team all-conference selection ... Had 11 pass receptions for 195 yards and three touchdowns in 1999 ... Averaged 17.7 yards per catch ... Caught 24 passes for 416 yards as a junior in 1998 ... Had two touchdown receptions ... Averaged 16.5 yards per reception as a junior ... Was a first 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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One of the nation’s top junior college receivers in 2002 ... Came to the Tigers in January of 2003 and participated in spring drills ... Lettered for the first time as a Tiger receiver and kick returner after appearing in all 13 games for Memphis in 2003 ... Caught a touchdown pass in the Tigers’ bowl win in New Orleans ... 2003: Entered the 2003 season as a member of the Tiger receiver corps ... Had his first career reception in the Memphis win over Tennessee Tech ... Caught a four-yard pass from Danny Wimprine ... Had a season and career-long 17 yards reception in the Southern Mississippi contest ... Logged one reception for seven yards in the Conference USA contest with UAB in Memphis ... Became a kick returner and shared duties with DeAngelo Williams ... Had three kickoff returns for 50 yards in the UAB contest ... Had one kickoff return for 23 yards in the win over East Carolina ... Caught a career-high three passes for 29 yards in the Tigers win over Louisville ... Grabbed a 65yard touchdown pass from receiver Darron White against Cincinnati ... Had three receptions for 22 yards in the regular-season finale against USF ... Had one pass reception for 10 yards and a touchdown in the 2003 New Orleans Bowl ... Also returned three kickoffs for 69 yards in the bowl game before suffering a torn MCL in his right knee ... Finished the 2003 season with 11 pass receptions for 154 yards and two scores ... Had five receptions for 66 yards in spring scrimmages in 2003 ... Averaged 13.2 yards per catch in scrimmage situations ... Entered 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

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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 ... Ranked as Dandy Don’s number 42 prep prospect in the state of Louisiana ... Is the defending 5A State Champion in 110m hurdles ... Posted the fastest time in the state of Louisiana in the 55 yard indoor hurdles ... 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.

Receiving G 2003 13/2

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 ... Is the son of Wayne Kelley and Phyllis Alexander ... Born: 1/11/82.

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KELLEY’S CAREER HIGHS Most Pass Receptions/Game: 3 vs Louisville & USF (‘03) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 65 vs Cincinnati (‘03) Longest Pass Reception: 65 vs Cincinnati (‘03) Most Touchdown Receptions/Game: 1 vs Cincinnati & North Texas (‘03)

D USTIN L OPEZ

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Came to the University of Memphis as a junior college transfer from West Minnesota JC in the spring of 2004 and participated in spring drills ... Enrolled at Memphis and participated in spring drills with the Tigers ... Worked as a cornerback in the spring of 2004 and enters the fall working with Cameron Essex at corner ... 2003: Played one season at Minnesota West Junior College and will have three years at Memphis ... Led his BlueJay squad in pass interceptions with eight and had 90 yards in returns ... Led the team in punt returns with 14 for 176 yards and one touchdown ... Also led team in kickoff returns with 16 for 391 yards and two touchdowns ... Averaged 24.4 yards per return and had a long return of 89 yards ... Was ranked second on the team in all-purpose yards with an average of 71.7 yards per game ... Was ranked seventh in tackles with 40, including 27 solo stops ... Had four tackles for lost yardage, nine pass breakups, one fumble recovery returned for 60 yards and one forced fumble ... Was an all-state selection at West Minnesota Junior College in 2003 ... Prep: Lettered in football, basketball, baseball and track at Hopkinsville High and Todd County Central High ... Was a second team all-state selection as a senior and was named to the all-area team ... Set a Todd County Central High record with seven touchdowns scored in a single game ... Had 44 pass receptions for 938 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior ... Credited with seven pass interceptions as a senior ... Son of Mike Lopez and Tracey Everett ... Played for coach Craig Clayton in high school ... Born: 1/9/85.

Was redshirted in 2003 and has four years of eligibility remaining at Memphis ... Worked at both the tailback and fullback slots this spring and could provide depth at both positions ... 2003: Was redshirted during the 2003 campaign and spent the fall working as a member of the Tiger offensive scout team ... Worked at each practice against the Memphis first-team defense ... Prep: Was a three-year football and track letterwinner 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

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LG 4 0 17 0 7 0 0 0 0 16 65 16 10

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

Avg 4.0 0.0 17.0 0.0 7.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.7 65.0 7.3 10.0

Yds 4 0 17 0 7 0 0 0 0 29 65 22 10

Recpt 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 1

Opponent Tennessee Tech Ole Miss Southern Miss Arkansas State UAB Miss State Houston Tulane East Carolina Louisville Cincinnati USF North Texas

Receiving Year 8/30/03 9/6/03 9/13/03 9/27/03 10/4/03 10/11/03 10/18/03 10/25/03 11/1/03 11/15/05 11/22/03 11/29/03 12/16/03

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Defensive Back 5-10, 191 Sophomore, TR West Minnesota JC Hopkinsville, KY

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2003

BRUCE MCCALEB

Offensive Tackle 6-2,278 r-Sophomore, 1L John Muier HS Alpadena, CA

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Came to the University of Memphis as a junior college transfer in January of 2003 ... Became a starter before the season opener and remained as the starter at offensive guard throughout the season ... Missed most of the spring of 2004 due to a stress fracture in his foot ... Is expected to be ready for action in the fall ... 2003: Came to the Tigers as a junior college transfer ... Worked his way into a starting position at offensive guard by the season opener ... Logged 52 of the 82 snaps in the opening win over Tennessee Tech ... Participated in 67-of-70 offensive plays in the Tigers’ victory over Ole Miss ... Had 40 offensive snaps against Southern Mississippi and had 60 plays against Arkansas State ... Worked just 25 plays against UAB and 65of-89 offensive snaps against Mississippi State ... Had 50 plays in the Tigers’ Conference USA road win over Houston ... Participated in 66 offensive plays in the road victory over Tulane ... Continued as starter at guard in the East Carolina contest and totaled 50 offensive plays ... Worked 65 snaps in the Tigers’ win over Louisville at PaPa John’s Stadium ... Was involved in all but three plays in the win over Cincinnati ... Had 70 snaps against the Bearcats ... Played 79 of 85 total plays in the season finale against USF ... Starter at guard for the 2003 New Orleans Bowl against North Texas ... Played 48 of the team’s 68 offensive plays in the win over the Mean Green ... Finished the 2003 campaign playing 734 of the 1000 total plays ... 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-

MA TTHEWS’ ST ATISTICS MATTHEWS’ STA Games/Starts Snaps/Total Snaps

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Returning letterman from the 2003 season ... Appeared in seven games before suffering a knee injury ... Worked at offensive tackle in the spring of 2004 along with Blake Butler and Jason Johnson ... 2003: One of just three backup offensive linemen to see extended duty in 2003 ... Earned his first varsity letter for the Tigers ... Saw his first collegiate playing time in the Tennessee Tech game and worked 30 offensive plays at tackle ... Was involved in four snaps in the win over Ole Miss and had six plays in the Southern Miss contest ... Replaced an injured Jason Johnson as the starter in the Arkansas State contest and participated in a career-high 63 plays ... Had eight offensive plays in the UAB contest working with David Davis ... Got four snaps in the Mississippi State contest, and played 22 plays before suffering a knee injury in the Houston game ... Sustained a torn MCL against the Cougars ... Spent the remainder of the season rehabbing his injured knee ... 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 back-up for starter Gene Frederic in the spring of 2003 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 back-up 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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Offensive Guard 6-4, 295 Senior, 1L NE Miss CC Muscle Shoals, AL

J ASON M ATTHEWS

Region 16 Team ... Was tabbed as honorable mention all-state in 2000 ... Born: 3/10/83.

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JARED MCGOWEN

McCALEB'S ST ATISTICS STA Games/Starts Snaps/Total Snaps 7/0 137/1000

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Lettered as a true freshman at Memphis in 2003 ... Worked as a member of the Tiger special teams and also saw action at linebacker ... Spent the spring of 2004 as the Tigers’ number one right outside linebacker ... 2003: Lettered as a true freshman while playing in every game for the Tigers in 2003 ... Worked as a cat safety and as a member of the Memphis special teams ... Had his first career tackle in the Tigers’ season-opening win over Tennessee Tech ... Was credited with a season-high three tackles in the Tigers’ win over Houston on the road ... Logged one tackle in the Memphis win over East Carolina ... Registered one solo tackle in the Tigers’ win over North Texas in the 2003 New Orleans Bowl in the Superdome ... Finished the 2003 season with eight tackles including four solo stops ... Prep: 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 40-yard dash ... 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.

Came to Memphis as a transfer from the University of Kentucky, where he started five games as a true freshman ... Worked as an offensive guard during the spring of 2004 and moved into the number two position at right guard ... Is expected to work with Jason Matthews and Willie Henderson at right guard this fall ... 2003: Came to the Tigers in the fall of 2003 as a transfer from the University of Kentucky after playing in the final five games of the 2002 at offensive guard for the Wildcats ... Spent the fall of 2003 working with the Memphis offensive line ... Served as a member of the offensive scout team and worked against the number one Tiger defense in practice ... Will have three years of eligibility remaining ... 2002: Was one of just six freshman who earned playing time for Kentucky ... Saw action in five games, including wins over Texas-El Paso, Middle Tennessee, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt ... Prep: Was a second team all-state selection by The Jackson Clarion-Ledger following his senior season ... Played for Horn Lake High School ... Worked as an offensive tackle as a senior ... Did not allow a quarterback sack as a senior ... Played both offensive and defensive tackle as a junior ... Was a first team all-region selection as a junior and senior ... Was rated as the number 22 prospect in the state of Mississippi as a senior according to SuperPrep Magazine ... Also lettered for one season as a member of the basketball team ... Played for coach David Wilkerson at Horn Lake High ... Is the son of Odell and Cynthia McGowen ... Born: 10/3/83.

DAVID MCNAIR

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Loss Sack 0-0 0-0

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McCRARY'S STATISTICS

Defensive End 6-3, 256 r-Senior, 2L Hargrave Military Dunn, NC

Defense G/S 2003 13/0

McCRARY'S CAREER HIGHS

Most Tackles/Game: 3 vs Houston (‘03) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 2 vs Houston (‘03) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 2 vs East Carolina (‘03)

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

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UT 1 2 0 0 1

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Offensive Guard 6-4, 310 r-Sophomore, TR Univ. of Kentucky Walls, MS

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A returning Tiger letterman in the defensive front who enters the fall as a starter at defensive end ... Was named as one of the winners of the Chris Faros Most Improved Player Awards in spring drills ... 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 ... 2003: Worked as a backup at defensive end until starter Treveco Lucas was injured in the UAB game ... Played every series

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McNAIR’S CAREER HIGHS

Most Tackles/Game: 4 vs Houston & Tulane (‘03) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 4 vs Tulane (‘03) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 2 vs UAB & Houston (‘03) Most Quarterback Sacks/Game: 1 three times

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TFLs 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/6 0/0 1/9 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

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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 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 2 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0

Defense 8/30/03 9/6/03 9/13/03 9/27/03 10/4/03 10/11/03 10/18/03 10/25/03 11/1/03 11/15/03 11/22/03 12/16/03 8/31/02

ALBERT MEANS

Defensive Tackle 6-4, 328 r-Senior, 2L Univ. of Alabama Memphis, TN

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Tackles G/S 2002 3/0 2002 13/3 Total 16/3

against the Blazers except the opening series of plays ... Logged three tackles against UAB ... Was his most extended play since arriving at Memphis ... Started his first game as a Tiger against Mississippi State ... Had three tackles and one quarterback sack in the MSU contest ... Started the Conference USA game with Houston and was credited with four tackles and his second quarterback sack of the season ... Had a season and career-high four tackles in the Tigers’ road win over Tulane in the Superdome ... Registered two stops against East Carolina ... Had tipped pass that led to Eric Taylor’s interception return for a touchdown against Louisville ... Credited with two tackles in the Tigers’ win over Cincinnati ... Logged one solo tackle in Memphis’ win over North Texas in the 2003 New Orleans Bowl ... Finished the season with 22 tackles, including 14 solos, two tackles for lost yardage, three quarterback sacks for minus 23 yards and three pass breakups ... 2002: Appeared in three games for Memphis in 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.

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A veteran in the Memphis defensive front ... Lettered in 2003 as a starter at nose tackle but spent the spring of 2004 working as a defensive end ... Received the Glenn Jones 12th Man Award for his play during the 2003 season ... 2003: Received the 2003 Top Tiger Award presented by head coach Tommy West at the annual Highland Hundred Banquet ... Became a starter in 2003 at nose tackle in the UAB game ... Shared playing time in the in the first four games with LaVale Washington but replaced him against UAB ... Had five tackles in the Tigers’ win over Arkansas State ... Had three stops in Tennessee Tech and Southern Miss contests ... Logged eight tackles in the UAB game ... Was the Tiger starter at nose tackle against Mississippi State ... Was credited with six tackles in the Mississippi State contest ... Started the Houston game at nose tackle and helped the team to a win over the Cougars ... Logged three tackles against Houston ... Played extremely well in the win over Tulane ... Was credited with the tackle of J.P. Losman on fourth-and-one to stop Tulane’s first drive ... Play led to a Memphis score ... Finished the game with four tackles ... Credited with two tackles in the Memphis win over East Carolina ... Logged three tackles and two quarterback hurries in the road win over Louisville ... Credited with two tackles in the season finale against USF ... Played a major role in limiting North Texas’ rushing game in the New Orleans Bowl ... Logged four tackles, including three solos, and had one tackle for lost yardage in Memphis’ win over the Mean Green ... Finished the 2003 season with 51 total tackles, including 27 solo stops, two tackles for lost yardage, two quarterback sacks,

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MEANS’ STATISTICS AT Tot. FR Int 24 51 0 1 redshirted during 2002 27 24 51 0 0 54 48 102 0 1

UT 27

TFL 4-21

Sack 1-5

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2-10 3-15

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1999 Tom Lemming All-America team ... Was named to SuperPrep’s AllAmerica Team ... Named to Border Wars first-team All-South Team ... Picked on the 1999 Prep Star Top 100 Dream Team ... Named by Prep Star as one of the top three defensive linemen in the nation in 1999 ... Was named as the number one prep prospect in the Southeast by Prep Star Magazine ... Named the Defensive MVP in the South by Prep Star ... Was named the number two defensive lineman in the nation by Rivals100.com in 1999 ... Was named to the Rivals100.com All-America team ... Was named Tennessee’s Mr. Football in 1999 ... Named to the first-team Associated Press and UPI All-State teams ... Registered 120 tackles, including 85 solos, in 1999 ... Had nine quarterback sacks and three pass interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns ... Had 110 tackles as a junior with 11 sacks and five interceptions ... Ran a 4.9 40-yard dash at Trezevant High School ... Bench pressed 385, squatted 535 and cleaned 315 in high school ... Is the son of Lisa Means ... Born: 12/20/81.

MEANS’ CAREER HIGHS

Most Tackles/Game: 9 vs Army (‘01) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 4 vs Army & Cincinnati (‘01) & Miss State & Cincinnati (‘03) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 5 vs Army (‘01) & UAB (‘03) 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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two pass breakups, five quarterback hurries and one forced fumble ... Returned to competition after sitting out the 2002 season to concentrate on his academic progress ... Was redshirted in 2002 and had 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 regaining 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 USF 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 All-America Team ... Was named to the

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Defense 8/30/03 9/6/03 9/13/03 9/27/03 10/4/03 10/11/03 10/18/03 10/25/03 11/1/03 11/15/03 11/22/03 11/29/03 12/16/03 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 Tennessee Tech Ole Miss Southern Miss Arkansas State UAB Miss State Houston Tulane East Carolina Louisville Cincinnati USF North Texas Miss State UT-Chattanooga USF Louisville Southern Miss Houston East Carolina UAB Tennessee Army Cincinnati

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

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

TT 3 1 3 5 8 6 3 3 2 3 6 4 4 3 4 3 2 5 5 6 4 4 9 6

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

QB 1/6 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/4 0/0 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 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 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 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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Sack 0-0 0-0 0-0

MOTT'S STATISTICS AT Tot. FR Int TFL 0 3 0 0 0-0 3 6 1 0 0-0 3 9 1 0 0-0

UT 3 3 6

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

Tackles 2002 2003 Total

A two-year veteran for the Tigers who has most of his play as a member of the special teams ... Had a key fumble receovery in the win over North Texas in the New Orleans Bowl ... Fumble recovery led to a field goal for the Tigers in the 27-17 victory ... 2003: Lettered for the second-consecutive season as a leader of the Tiger special teams ... Played in 10 of the Tigers’ 12 regular season games ... Logged one tackle in the season-opening win over Tennessee Tech ... Also credited with one tackle in the Tigers’ victory over Arkansas State ... Had a season-high two tackles in the road win over Houston ... Registered one tackle in the Tigers’ road win over Louisville in PaPa John’s Stadium ... Had a huge special teams play in the Tigers bowl victory in New Orleans ... After Shaka Hill forced a fumble on a kickoff, Mott recovered the ball at the UNT eight yard line ... Played led to a field goal for Memphis ... Finished the 2003 season with six tackles and one fumble recovery ... 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 ... Worked 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 letterwinner 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 AllCounty 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.

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Outside Linebacker 5-10, 194 Junior, 2L Apopka HS Orlando, FL

C ATO M OTT

MOTT'S CAREER HIGHS

Most Tackles/Game: 2 vs Louisville (‘02) & Houston (‘03) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 1 vs Murray State & Louisville (‘02) & Tennessee Tech, Arkansas State, Louisville (‘03) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 2 vs Houston (‘03) Most Fumble Recoveries/Game: 1 vs North Texas (‘03)

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Tailback 6-0, 220 r-Senior, 1L LSU Metairie, LA

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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 the guidelines of NCAA transfer rules and has one years of eligibility remaining ... Lettered after appearing in 11 games last season ... 2003: Was impressive in fall camp until an ankle sprain knocked him out of action for three weeks and remained painful until October ... Saw his first playing time as a Tiger in the Tennessee Tech game and had four carries for five yards ... Did not play against Ole Miss ... Had one play against Southern Mississippi but was obviously not ready to play ... Participated in the UAB game but did not have a carry ... Began to look healthy against Mississippi State when he carried the ball four times for 16 yards ... Saw his most extensive playing time in the Tiger win over Houston ... Totaled 13 rushing attempts for 97 yards, including a season long run of 20 yards ... Averaged 7.5 yards per carry against the Cougars ... Had another good outing against Tulane in the Superdome ... Seeing extended duty in the second half, he rushed for 70 yards on 16 carries and picked up several key first downs for Memphis ... Had a long run of 12 yards against the Green Wave ... Continued his steady play with 62 yards rushing on nine attempts in the Memphis victory over East Carolina ... Rushed the ball seven times for 34 yards in the Memphis victory over Louisville ... Was the starter for the USF game ... Rushed for a career-high 164 yards against the Bulls on 26 carries ... Was the Memphis starter at tailback in the 2003 New Orleans Bowl but was lost to a shoulder injury early in the opening period ... Had just three rushes for nine yards before leaving the contest ... Finished the 2003 season with 95 rushing attempts for 487 yards ... Was the team’s second-leading rusher while averaging 5.1 yards per carry ...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

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PARQUET'S

Most Rushes/Game: 26 vs USF (‘03) Most Rush Yds/Game: 164 vs USF (‘03) Longest Run: 31 vs USF (‘03) Most Pass Receptions/Game: 2 vs USF (‘03) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 36 vs Cincinnati (‘03) Longest Pass Reception/Game: 36 vs Cincinnati (‘03)

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

Avg 1.3 0.0 -1.0 0.0 4.0 7.5 4.4 6.8 4.8 2.6 6.3 3.0

Yds 5 0 -1 0 16 97 70 62 34 31 164 9

Att 4 0 1 0 4 13 16 9 7 12 26 3

Opponent Tennessee Tech Ole Miss Southern Miss Arkansas State Miss State Houston Tulane East Carolina Louisville Cincinnati USF North Texas

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A three-year letterman who has played in 34-of-36 games during his career ... Has worked as a defensive back and special teams member since his arrival ... 2003: Became a three-year letterwinner while serving as a member of the Tiger special teams and a defensive back ... Was credited with two tackles in the Tigers’ win over Houston ... Worked as a defensive back in the road win over Tulane and was credited with two tackles ... Credited with three tackles in the Tigers’ win over Louisville ... Finished the 2003 season with 11 tackles, including six solo stops ... 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 2002 ... 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 in 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 tackle in the Tigers’ win over UT-Chattanooga ... Had one special teams tackles against Louisville and had one tackle as a defensive back in the road victory over Houston ... Had one tackle in the UAB game and also completed his first collegiate pass on a tailback toss in the UAB game ... Had a 25-yard completion to Aaron Meadows ... Was credited with a season and career-high three tackles in the Tennessee game ... Finished the season with six total tackles... Prep: Was a two year football letterman at Cordova High ... Was the Region 7-5A Co-Offensive Player of the Year in 2000 ... Was named to the Associated Press All-State team and the All-Shelby Metro Team ... Rushed for 1,092 yards in 2000 and scored 19 touchdowns ... Ranked fourth in Shelby Metro in rushing ... Ranked 14th in total offense averaging 109.2 yards per game ... Was 8th-ranked punter in Memphis with 36.4 average ... Was ranked 3rd in Memphis in scoring ... Rushed for 415 yards as a junior ... Set the Cordova High record for the most touchdowns in a season with 24 ... Also lettered in track and was the 4-AAA sectional winner in the decathlon ... Is the son of Samuel and Clara Pieh ... Played for coach Tim Morris at Cordova High ... Born: 5/5/83. Tackles 2001 2002 2003 Totals

Rushing 8/30/03 9/6/03 9/13/03 9/27/03 10/11/03 10/18/03 10/25/03 11/1/03 11/8/03 11/15/03 11/22/03 12/16/03

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Defensive Back 5-10, 191 Senior, 3L Cordova HS Cordova, TN

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Tds 0 Tds 0

Avg 5.1 Avg 19.0

Yds 487 Yds 57

No 95 No 3

STATISTICS

Rushing G 2003 11/2 Receiving G 2003 11/2

PARQUET’S

LIONEL PIEH

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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.

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G/S 11/0 11/0 12/0 34/0

UT 3 5 6 14

PIEH’S STATISTICS AT Tot. FR Int 3 6 0 0 2 7 0 0 5 11 0 0 10 24 0 0

TFL 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Sack 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

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PIEH’S CAREER HIGHS

Defense 8/30/03 9/13/03 9/27/03 10/4/03

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

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Most Tackles/Game: 3 vs Tennessee Tech (‘03) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 3 vs Tennessee Tech (‘03) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 1 three times Most Tackles for Loss/Game: 1 vs Tennessee Tech (‘03)

POLLARD’S CAREER HIGHS

QB 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

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Wide Receiver 6-4, 211 Junior, 1L Trezevant HS Memphis, TN

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POLLARD’S STATISTICS UT AT Tot. FR Int TFL 6 0 6 0 0 1-7

Tackles G/S 2003 12/0

Returning letterman for the Tigers who worked his way to the starting role at left cat safety in the spring of 2004 ... Played in 12 of the 13 games during the 2003 season ... Saw most of his playing time as a member of the Tiger special teams ... 2003: Lettered as a true freshman while appearing in all but one game as a special teams member or a defensive back ... Was credited with a season-high three tackles in the season-opening win over Tennessee Tech ... Had his first collegiate tackle for lost yardage against Tennessee Tech ... Logged solo tackles in each of the Southern Mississippi, Arkansas State and UAB games ... Finished the season with six tackles and one tackle for lost yardage ... Prep: 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 10.41 100-meter 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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Defensive Back 6-0, 203 Sophomore, 1L South Panola HS Batesville, MS

JAVAR POLLARD

TT 0 1 1 1

MARIO PRA TCHER RAT

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

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

TT 1 2 2 3 3

AT 0 1 1 1 2

UT 1 1 1 2 1

AT 0 0 0 0

Opponent UAB Miss State Houston Tulane Louisville

Defense 10/4/03 10/11/03 10/18/03 10/25/03 11/15/03

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Opponent Tennessee Tech Southern Miss Arkansas State UAB

Most Tackles/Game: 3 vs Tennessee (‘01) & Tulane (‘03) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 2 vs Murray State (‘02) & Tulane (‘03) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 2 vs Tennessee (‘01) & Louisville (‘03)

A returning letterman for the Tigers who saw action in eight games for Memphis in 2003 ... Suffered a fractured collarbone in fall camp and missed the first five games of the 2003 season ... Had a very impressive spring of 2004 ... Had 119 yards receiving in first spring scrimmage and backed it up with 83 yards in the second scrimmage and 57 yards in the third ... 2003: Was expected to be a starter by the season opener but suffered a broken collarbone in fall camp and missed the first five games of the season ... Returned to practice the week prior to the UAB game but did not see action ... Caught his first career pass against Mississippi State University ... Grabbed a seven-yard pass from Danny Wimprine for a key first down against MSU ... Was highly involved in the offense in the Tiger victory over Houston ... Caught a 36-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Danny Wimprine ... Was his first career touchdown reception and the longest reception of his career to that point ... Caught one pass for eight yards in the Tiger victory over Tulane ... Registered two pass receptions for 23 yards in the Memphis win over East Carolina ... Had one pass reception for 11 yards in the victory over Louisville ... Caught two passes for 18 yards against Cincinnati ... Had two pass receptions for 62 yards in the 2003 New Orleans Bowl ... Caught a 50 yard bomb from Wimprine against North Texas, which ranked as the second longest pass reception in the bowl’s history ... Finished the season with 10 catches for 165 yards and one touchdown ... Averaged 16.5 yards per catch to lead all receivers ... 2002: Sat out during the 2002 season while concentrating on

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Most Pass Receptions/Game: 2 vs East Carolina, Cincinnati, North Texas (‘03) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 62 vs North Texas (‘03) Most Touchdown Receptions/Game: 1 vs Houston (‘03) Longest Pass Reception/Game: 50 vs Houston (‘03)

Tds

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7.0 36.0 8.0 11.5 11.0 9.0 0.0 31.0

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

7 36 8 16 11 15 0 50

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Yds injured injured injured injured injured 7 36 8 23 11 18 0 62

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Returns as the Tigers’ starting punter for the 2004 season ... Handled most of the punting duties for Memphis during the 2003 season ... 2003: Lettered as the Tiger punter in 2003 ... Came to the squad as a junior college transfer and earned the starting punter position by the end of fall camp ... Opened the season with two punts for a 49.5 yard average against Tennessee Tech ... Had a long punt of 51 yards versus Tennessee Tech ... Had six punts against Ole Miss and averaged 39.8 yards per kick ... Tallied a season-high nine punts against Southern Mississippi including a long punt of 52 yards ... Averaged 39.6 yards against the Golden Eagles ... Punted eight times in the UAB game for an average of 40.8 yards per punt ... Had a season-long 54yard effort against UAB ... Averaged 44.3 yards per punt against Mississippi State and tallied a long punt of 53 yards against the Bulldogs ... Punted just three times for a 34.7 yards average in the Memphis win over Houston ... Had one of his better games against Tulane in the Superdome ... Punted five times for a 42.4 yard average ... Had his final punt of the game roll out at the Green Wave one-yard line ... Had a long punt of 50 yards against Tulane ... Had two of his three punts downed inside the 20 yard line against East Carolina ... Had his one punt blocked against Louisville ... Had two punts in the Cincinnati game and both were downed inside the Bearcat 20 yard line ... Punted three times against USF for a 38.3 average ... Had just one punt for 42 yards in the 2003 New Orleans Bowl ... Finished the 2003 season with 50 punts for 1975 yards ... Averaged 39.5 yards per punt in 2003, with seven punts downed inside the opponents 20 yard line ... JC: 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

Opponent Tennessee Tech Ole Miss Southern Miss Arkansas State UAB Miss State Houston Tulane East Carolina Louisville Cincinnati USF North Texas

G AME-B Y-G AME R EVIEW Receiving Year 8/30/03 9/6/03 9/13/03 9/27/03 10/4/03 10/11/03 10/18/03 10/25/03 11/1/03 11/15/03 11/22/03 11/29/03 12/16/03

Punter 6-0, 183 Senior, 1L NE Miss CC Ripley, MS

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Tds 1

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Yds 165

No 10

PRATCHER’S

Receiving G 2003 8/0

B RANDON R OBERSON

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academic work ... Worked out on his own in the Tiger weight room ... Prep: Was a two-year starter at wide receiver at Trezevant High School in Memphis ... Was named to the Associated Press All-State team as a receiver in 2001 ... Helped Trezevant to a 6-4 record in 2001 and a second-place tie in Region 8-3A ... Caught 23 passes for 585 yards and nine touchdowns in 2001 ... His nine touchdown receptions led Region 8-3A ... Averaged 25.4 yards per reception in 2001 and 7.8 yards per return as the punt returner ... Totaled 791 yards of all-purpose yardage in 2001 ... As a defensive back, had two pass interceptions in 2001 which he returned for 86 yards ... Was an AllRegion 8-4A selection in 2000 as a receiver ... Had 29 catches 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 6-5 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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I20 7

Yds 1975

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ROBERSON'S

Punting G 2003 12/12

STATISTICS

ROBERSON’S

Most Punts/Game: 9 vs Southern Miss (‘03) Most Yards Punted/Game: 356 vs Southern Miss (‘03) Highest Punting Average/Game: 49.5 vs Tennessee Tech (‘03) Most Punts Inside 20/Game: 2 vs East Carolina & Cincinnati (‘03)

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LP 51 46 52 49 54 53 44 50 41 34 41 42

Avg 49.5 39.8 39.6 36.4 40.8 44.3 34.7 42.8 33.3 32.5 38.3 42.0

Yds 99 239 356 182 326 133 104 214 100 65 115 42

No 2 6 9 5 8 3 3 5 3 2 3 1

Opponent Tennessee Tech Ole Miss Southern Miss Arkansas State UAB Miss State Houston Tulane East Carolina Cincinnati USF North Texas

Punting 8/30/03 9/6/03 9/13/03 9/27/03 10/4/03 10/11/03 10/18/03 10/25/03 11/1/03 11/22/03 11/29/03 12/16/03

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Comp 11 Yds -7 Pass 130

Yds 130 Avg -1.8 Plays 25

Int Tds 0 0 Tds LG 0 2 Yds/G Yds/P 24.6 4.9

ROBISON’S

Passing G/S 2003 5/0 Rushing G 2003 5/0 Total Offense G 2003 5/0

A veteran quarterback who gives the Tigers a great deal of depth in the backfield ... Lettered in 2003 after playing in five games for the U of M ... Had an outstanding spring in which he threw for over 500 yards in three scrimmages ... Was named the Paul Gingold MVP in the Blue-Gray Scrimmage ... Completed 13-of-31 pass attempts for 235 yards and three touchdowns ... 2003: Came to the Tigers from junior college in the winter of 2003 and participated in spring drills with the squad ... Entered fall camp pushing starter Danny Wimprine for the position ... Saw his first duty as a Tiger in the season-opening win over Tennessee Tech ... Completed nineof-14 pass attempts for 124 yards in leading the team to a win ... Ran the team for two series of plays in the Arkansas State victory but did not complete a pass and had just one attempt ... Saw duty at quarterback in the Memphis win over Houston ... Worked the final two series of the game and completed one-of-two pass attempts for four yards ... Also logged two rushes against the Cougars ... Worked most of the fourth quarter against Tulane and helped lead the Tigers to a 41-9 win ... Completed hisn only pass

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Quarterback 6-4, 213 Senior, 1L NW Miss CC Ft. Walton Beach, FL

B OBBY R OBISON

attempt and had one rush for two yards ... Worked the final series of the East Carolina game and had one pass attempt ... Finished the 2003 season completing 11-of-21 pass attempts for 130 yards ... 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 ... Gave 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 had Robison tied as number one junior college quarterback in nation for 2003 ... Rated as number one junior college quarterback in southeast by Insiders.com ... SuperPrep Juco rated 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 ... Coached by Joey Rankin at Ft. Walton Beach High ... Is the son of Tom and Teresa Robison ... Born: 9/22/81.

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CAREER

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Most Rushes/Game: 2 vs Houston (‘03) Most Rush Yds/Game: 2 vs Tulane (‘03) Longest Run: 2 vs Tulane (‘03) Most Pass Attempts/Game: 16 vs Tennessee Tech (‘03) Most Completions/Game: 9 vs Tennessee Tech (‘03) Most Pass Yds/Game: 124 vs Tennessee Tech (‘03) Longest Completion: 28 vs Tennessee Tech (‘03)

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Yds 124 0 4 2 0

Int 0 0 0 0 0

Comp 9 0 1 1 0

Att 16 1 2 1 1

Opponent Tennessee Tech Arkansas State Houston Tulane East Carolina

Offensive Line 2002 2003 Total

R ONE'S ST ATISTICS STA Games/Starts Snaps/Total Snaps 7/0 42/840 13/13 881/1000 20/13 923/1840

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USF 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 ... 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.

JAMAAL RUFUS

Defensive Back 6-4, 205 Sophomore, 1L Frayser HS Memphis, TN

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Earned his first varsity letter while playing in seven games for the Tigers in 2002 and became a starter in 2003 ... Was the Memphis starter at right tackle for all 13 games of the 2003 season ... 2003: Was named to the 2003 All Conference USA Team (3rd team) ... Lettered after starting every game in 2003 at offensive tackle ... Played 52-of-82 snaps in the season-opening win over Tennessee Tech ... Came back the following week working 66-of-70 plays in the victory over Ole Miss ... Played 68-of-74 plays in the Southern Miss contest ... Was involved in 72-of-75 plays in the win over Arkansas State ... Did not come out of the UAB game, participating in all 70 snaps ... Had a season-high 88-of-89 snaps versus Mississippi State ... Started against Houston and played 59-of-72 offensive snaps in the U of M victory ... Played 70 of the 77 offensive plays in the Tulane game ... Worked 70 of the 75 offensive snaps in the win over East Carolina ... Was involved in 75 offensive plays in the win over Louisville and had 60 plays in the victory over Cincinnati ... Had 79 snaps in the regular-season finale against USF and played 50 of the team’s 68 offensive snaps in the Memphis victory over North Texas in the New Orleans Bowl ... Finished the 2003 season working 881 of the team’s 1000 offensive snaps ... Worked as an offensive tackle with Wade Smith but also played offensive guard in 2002 ... Entered 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 in 2002 ... Had a season high 12 snaps in the Murray State and USF contests ... Graded well in the

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Offensive Tackle 6-3, 272 r-Senior, 2L Liberty Eylau HS Texarkana, TX

JEREMY RONE

Passing 8/30/03 9/27/03 10/18/03 10/25/03 11/1/03

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Another returning letterman in a very experienced Tiger secondary ... Lettered as a true freshman, working as both a safety and as a member of the Tiger special teams ... 2003: Lettered as a true freshman working as a free safety behind Wesley Smith ... Logged his first career tackles in the Tigers’ win over Tennessee Tech to open the season ... Played against Ole Miss and Southern Miss but was not credited with a stop ... Had one tackle in the Memphis win over Arkansas State ... Worked as a special teams member and at free safety in the Memphis win over Houston ... Credited with three tackles against the Cougars ... Played safety in the Memphis win over Tulane in the Superdome ... Logged three tackles, including two solo stops,

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Sack 0-0

RUFUS’ STATISTICS AT Tot. FR Int TFL 2 7 0 0 1-13

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appearing in six games for Memphis as the reserve center ... Will work with senior starter Gene Frederic in the fall of 2004 ... 2003: A walk-on candidate for the Tigers in the fall of 2003 who lettered as a true freshman ... Was impressive in fall camp and begin to climb the depth chart ... By the season opener against Tennessee Tech, had moved to the backup spot at center ... Played 30 snaps in the win over the Golden Eagles in Memphis ... Did not play against Ole Miss and Southern Mississippi but entered the Houston game and worked the final two series in the Tiger victory ... Participated in eight snaps at center against the Cougars ... Worked the final series of the East Carolina victory and participated in four offensive snaps ... Worked one series in the Cincinnati victory and was involved in three offensive plays ... Replaced Gene Frederic in the USF game after Frederic injured his ankle and worked one series ... Was credited with four snaps against USF ... Finished the 2003 season playing in six of the team’s 13 games ... Participated in 55 of the team’s 1000 offensive plays ... Prep: Was named to the 2002 Tennessee Sportswriters 5-A All-State team ... Was selected to the Associated Press first team All-State squad in 2002 ... Was named to The Commercial Appeal’s Elite Team for 2002 ...Was named to the All-Shelby Metro Team (1st) in 2002 ... Selected first team on the All-Region 5-A squad in 2002 ... Was named first team All-Tennessee in 2002 ... Named to the AllShelby Surburban Team in 2002 ... Also lettered for three years in wrestling at Germantown High ... Is the son of Robert and Sally Hiatt ... Is the grandson of former Tiger All-American Harry Schuh ... Played for coach Ken Netherland at Germantown High ... Born: 1/19/85.

Tackles G/S 2003 11/0

against the Green Wave ... Credited with one tackle against Louisville ... Finished the 2003 season with seven tackles, including five solo stops, and one tackle for lost yardage ... Prep: 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 ... 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 8-3A 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.

The Players

RUFUS’ CAREER HIGHS

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RYAN SCO TT COTT

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Wide Receiver 6-4, 206 Sophomore, 1L Central-Merry HS Jackson, TN

FR PB Int/Yds 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

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

TT 1 1 3 1 1

AT 0 0 1 1 0

UT 1 1 2 0 1

Opponent Tennessee Tech Arkansas State Houston Louisville Cincicnnati

Defense 8/30/03 9/27/03 10/18/03 11/15/03 11/22/03

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STEPHEN SCHUH

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A walk-on candidate for the Tigers in the fall of 2003 that had moved to the number two center position by the end of fall camp ... Lettered in 2003 after

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Center 6-1, 287 Sophomore, 1L Germantown HS Germantown, TN

SCHUH'S ST ATISTICS STA Games/Starts Snaps/Total Snaps 6/0 55/1000

Most Tackles/Game: 3 vs Houston (‘03) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 2 vs Houston (‘03) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 1 Houston & Louisville (‘03) Most Tackles for Loss/Game: 1 vs Cincinnati (‘03)

Offensive Line 2003

One of two outstanding young receivers for the Tigers in 2003 ... Lettered as a true freshman after playing in all 13 games for Memphis ... Was a starter for four games for the offense in 2003 ... 2003: Lettered as a true freshman in 2003 while participating in all 13 games ... Caught his first collegiate pass in the Tigers’ season-opening win over Tennessee Tech ... Had 10 reception against the Golden Eagles ... Grabbed a seven-yard pass from Danny Wimprine in the UAB game ... Upped his totals to three catches for 24 yards in the Mississippi State contest ... Had his first collegiate start in the Conference USA game against Houston ... Credited with one pass reception for 12 yards in the Houston victory ... Was a starter for the second week in a row against Tulane and caught one pass for seven yards and a key first down ...

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SCOTT’S CAREER HIGHS Most Pass Receptions/Game: 5 vs USF (‘03) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 34 vs USF (‘03) Longest Pass Reception: 12 vs Houston & East Carolina (‘03) Most Touchdown Receptions/Game: 1 vs USF (‘03)

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LG 10 0 0 0 7 10 12 7 12 0 0 9 8

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

Avg 10.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.0 8.0 12.0 7.0 8.5 0.0 0.0 6.8 8.0

Yds 10 0 0 0 7 24 12 7 17 0 0 34 8

Recpt 1 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 2 0 0 5 1

Opponent Tennessee Tech Ole Miss Southern Miss Arkansas State UAB Miss State Houston Tulane East Carolina Louisville Cincinnati USF North Texas

G AME -B Y-G AME R EVIEW Receiving Year 8/30/03 9/6/03 9/13/03 9/27/03 10/4/03 10/11/03 10/18/03 10/25/03 11/1/03 11/15/03 11/22/03 11/29/03 12/16/03

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Another of the Tigers’ young offensive line prospects ... Was redshirted last season ... Spent the spring of 2004 working at right guard ... Enters the fall as the backup for senior Kenyun Glover ... 2003: Was redshirted in 2003 ... Received the 2003 Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year Award ... Spent the fall of 2003 working with the Tiger offensive scout team as both a guard and tackle ... Worked against the number one defensive unit throughout the fall ... Prep: Lettered as both an offensive and defensive lineman at Starr’s Mill High School ... Graded in blocking at 95percent as a junior ... Had 35 “pancake blocks” ... Had a season high 18 tackles in a single game as a senior ... Has been timed at 5.28 in the forty ... Helped his team to a 93 record in 2001 ... Was listed by BorderWars.com as one of the top offensive tackles in Georgia in 2002 ... Played for coach Mike Earwood ... Son of Tom and Sally Smith ... Born 10/9/84.

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Offensive Guard 6-4, 298 r-Freshman, RS Starr’s Mill HS Fayetteville, GA

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SCOTT’S STATISTICS No Yds Avg Tds 15 119 7.9 1

Receiving G 2003 13/4

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Started his third game of the s e a s o n against East Carolina and had two receptions for 17 yards ... Had his best performance of the season against USF when he caught five passes for 34 yards and his first collegiate touchdown ... Touchdown came on a nine-yard pass from Danny Wimprine ... Was credited with one pass reception for eight yards in the 2003 New Orleans Bowl victory ... Finished his first collegiate season with 15 pass receptions for 119 yards and one touchdown ... Averaged 7.9 yards per catch in 2003 ... Prep: 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.

The Players

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WESLEY SMITH Defensive Back 6-3, 194 Junior, 1L Lafayette Cty HS Oxford, MS

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A returning all-conference starter who was held out of spring drills due to an injury suffered at the conclusion of the 2003 season ... Is expected to return at full strength in fall camp ... One of the more impressive defensive backs in the conference last season ... 2003: Was named to the All-Conference USA Team (1st team) in just his first year of competition ... Was the Memphis starter at free safety throughout the fall of 2003 ... Was credited with seven tackles in his first collegiate contest ... Had four solo tackles and three assists in the Tennessee Tech victory ... Led the team in tackles with 10 in the ESPN2 televised win over Ole Miss ... Was credited with six tackles in the Southern Mississippi game ... Totaled nine tackles and had his first career pass interception in the victory over Arkansas State ... Logged nine tackles in the Conference USA match-up against UAB ... Had a team-high 12 tackles in the Mississippi State game, including six solo stops ... Totaled six tackles in the Tigers’ win over Houston on the road ... Had seven tackles in the Memphis victory over Tulane in the Superdome ... Logged seven tackles and a pass interception in the win over East

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SMITH'S STATISTICS

UT 51

AT 47

Tot. 98

FR 0

Int 3-40

Loss Sack 4-31 1-20

Defense G/S 2003 13/13

SMITH'S CAREER STATISTICS

Most tackles/Game: 12 vs Miss State (‘03) Most solo tackles/Game: 7 vs Ole Miss (‘03) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 7 vs Arkansas State (‘03) Most Pass Interceptions/Game: 1 three times Moswt Interception Return Yards/Game: 36 vs Cincinnati (‘03) Most Tackles For Loss/Game: 2 vs North Texas (‘03) Most Lost Yardage/Game: 20 vs Louisville (‘03) Most Quarterback Sacks/Game: 1 vs Louisville (‘03) Most Pass Breakups/Game: 5 vs Cincinnati (‘03)

G AME -B Y-G AME R EVIEW Opponent Tennessee Tech Ole Miss Southern Miss Arkansas State UAB Miss State Houston Tulane East Carolina Louisville Cincinnati USF North Texas

UT 2 7 2 2 5 6 3 4 2 4 6 3 5

AT 5 3 4 7 4 6 3 3 5 3 2 2 0

TT 7 10 6 9 9 12 6 7 7 7 8 5 5

TFLs 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/20 1/5 0/0 2/6

Q B 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 1 1/4 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 1/20 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 5 1/36 0/0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0/0

Defense 8/30/03 9/6/03 9/13/03 9/27/03 10/4/03 10/11/03 10/18/03 10/25/03 11/1/03 11/15/03 11/22/03 11/29/03 12/16/03

MIKE SNYDER

Outside Linebacker 6-2, 231 Sophomore, 1L John T. Curtis HS New Orleans, LA

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Carolina ... Logged seven tackles in the Memphis win over Louisville and had a quarterback sack for 20 yards ... Had eight tackles, five pass breakups and one pass interception in the Cincinnati game ... Returned his interception for 38 yards to the Bearcat nine yard line to set up game winning touchdown ... Was named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week for his work against Cincinnati ... Logged five tackles in the regularseason finale against USF ... Was credited with five tackles, two tackles for lost yardage and one pass breakup in the Tigers’ 27-17 win over North Texas in the New Orleans Bowl ... Finished the 2003 season as the team’s second leading tackler with 98 total hits ... Had 51 solo tackles, four tackles for lost yardage, one quarterback sack, a team-leading three pass interceptions, eight pass breakups, one quarterback hurry and two forced fumbles ... 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 All-State team ... Was a threetime 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 ... Was 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 toured Australia in the summer ... Career totals were 295 tackles, 25 pass interceptions and 10 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.

The Players

Was pressed into service in 2003 when the Tigers suffered a number of injuries at the linebacker position ... Worked at outside linebacker in the spring of 2003 ... Received the Ralph Hatley Scholar Athlete Award in the spring of 2004 ... 2003: Lettered as a true freshman while participating as a member of the Tiger kick cover teams ... Saw playing time in the Southern Mississippi and Arkansas State games ... Played against Mississippi State ... Saw playing time in the road win over Houston ... Had extended playing time against Tulane in the Superdome ... Had a season and career-high five tackles in the win over the Green Wave ... Credited with one quarterback pressure in the win over East Carolina ... Played in a total of seven games in 2003 and was credited with five total tackles ... Prep: 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

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The Players

SHELDON TAYL OR YLOR

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

Int 0

FR 0

Loss Sack 0-0 0-0

Tot. 5

AT 2

UT 3

Defense G/S 2003 7/0

SNYDER'S STATISTICS

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 ... 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.

SNYDER'S CAREER STATISTICS

Most tackles/Game: 5 vs Tulane (‘03) Most solo tackles/Game: 3 vs Tulane (‘03) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 2 vs Tulane (‘03)

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A returning two-year letterman who has battled injury throughout his career ... Suffered a second torn ACL during the 2003 season ... Was injured in the Houston game and missed the remainder of the season and all of the spring of 2004 ... 2003: Opened the season playing against both Tennessee Tech and Ole Miss ... Was credited with one tackle in the win over Tennessee Tech ... Registered two tackles the following week in the win over Ole Miss on ESPN ... Injured his ACL in the Houston game ... Had ACL surgery and missed the remainder of the 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 ... Entered fall camp as a nickle back and worked 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: Was redshirted during the 2001 season ... 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 G/S 2002 8/0 2003 3/0 Total 11/0

Came to the Tigers as a walk-on candidate in 2003 and worked his way on to the playing field for the first game of the season ... Became a member of the Tiger special teams and earned his first letter while playing in 11 games for the Tigers ... Was the recipient of the Dr. Cecil C. Humphreys Presidential Scholarship in 2003 ... 2003: A walk-on candidate for the Tiger football team from Houston High in Germantown, who earned a varsity letter after participating in 11 games in 2003 ... Worked his way to a position on the Tiger special teams by the season opener but suffered a torn muscle in the against Tennessee Tech ... Missed the next two games ... Was a member of the kick cover and kickoff return teams ... Practiced as a fullback in the fall of 2003 ... Prep: Was a football letterman for Houston High School ... Played both running back and linebacker for the Mustangs ... Helped his team to a 10-2 record in 2002 ... Was an all-region selection at linebacker and fullback as a junior and as a senior ... Was credited with 92 tackles as a junior, but spent most of his senior season on the injured list ... Set the Houston record for quarterback sacks in a game with four and in a season with 16 ... Also lettered in track at Houston ... Played for coach Tim Haney at Houston High ... Is the son of Mike and Betsy Spurlock ... Born: 10/3/84.

Inside Linebacker 6-1, 221 Sophomore, 1L Houston HS Germantown, TN

M ICHAEL S PURLOCK

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TAYLOR'S STATISTICS

UT 12 1 13

AT 13 2 15

Tot. 25 3 28

FR 0 0 0

Int 0 0 0

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

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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Int/Yds 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

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 0 2 4 3 4 8 0 2 2

AT 0 0 4 1 3 2 0 1 1

UT 1 2 0 2 1 6 0 1 1

Opponent Tennessee Tech Ole Miss Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane Cincinnati Houston USF

Defense 8/30/03 9/6/03 8/31/02 9/7/02 9/14/02 9/21/02 10/26/02 11/2/02 11/9/02

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G/S 10/0 12/1 13/0 35/1

THOMAS’ STATISTICS

UT 13 7 11 31

AT 7 8 3 18

Tot 20 15 14 49

FR 0 1 0 1

Int 0 1 0 1

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

Defense 2001 2002 2003 Totals

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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Lettered for the third-consecutive season while playing in all 13 games of the 2003 season ... Enters the 2004 season as the Tiger starter at cornerback ... Appeared in all 11 games as a true freshman and every game as a sophomore... 2003: Shared playing time at cornerback throughout the 2003 season ... Appeared in 13 games during the 2003 season ... Registered two tackles in the season-opening victory over Tennessee Tech ... Had one stop in the Southern Mississippi and Arkansas State games ... Was credited with two solo tackles in the UAB contest ... Had one solo tackle against Mississippi State ... Credited with one tackle in the Tigers’ win over Houston ... Logged two tackles in the Tigers’ win over East Carolina ... Credited with three tackles in the win over Louisville ... Had one tackle in the victory over Cincinnati that locked up a bowl bid for the Tigers ... Finished the 2003 season with 14 tackles, including 11 solo stops, and one pass breakup ... ... 2002: Started just one game for the Tigers in 2002 but played in all 12 contests in earning his second varsity

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Defensive Back 6-1, 180 Senior, 3L Marietta HS Marietta, GA

TRIST AN THOMAS RISTAN

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 USF 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 4x400 meter relay team, as well as participating in the 400 meters, the 800 meters and the high jump ... Was a high jumper for AAU Junior Olympic team in the summer of 1999 ... Placed 18th in AAU Southeast meet in Orlando, Florida, in the high jump and was 10th in the 80 meter low hurdles with a time of 15.61... Was an honor student who had 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.

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Defense 8/30/03 9/6/03 9/13/03 9/27/03 10/4/03 10/11/03 10/18/03

Opponent Tennessee Tech Ole Miss Southern Miss Arkansas State UAB Miss State Houston

UT 1 0 1 1 2 1 1

AT 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

TT 2 0 1 1 2 1 1

TFLs 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

FR PB Int/Yds 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

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0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

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

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

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

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

Tulane East Carolina Louisville Cincicnnati USF North Texas Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Miss State Cincinnati Houston USF Army TCU Miss State UT-Chattanooga USF Louisville Southern Miss Houston East Carolina UAB Tennessee Army

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A three-year letterman who returns to his starting role at safety this fall ... Received the Glenn Jones 12th Man Award for his play in 2003 ... Started at cat safety in 2003 but worked at free safety in the spring due to an injury to Wesley Smith ... 2003: One of the steadiest members of the Tiger secondary in 2003 ... Was named to the 2003 All-Conference USA Team (3rd team) ... Played one of the cat safety position for the Tigers ... Registered six tackles in the season-opening win over Tennessee Tech ... Played one of the best games of his career against Ole Miss when he logged five solo tackles as well as several key pass breakups ... Had a pass interception against Ole Miss that the officials waved off but ESPN2 replays clearly showed the pick-off ... Registered five tackles against Southern Miss and had eight stops in the win over Arkansas State ... Recorded seven tackles, one pass interception and a quarterback sack in the Mississippi State game ... Logged six tackles, one pass breakup and one tackle for lost yardage in the Memphis victory over Houston ... Had one of his best outings of the 2003 season against Tulane ... Was credited with a team-leading eight tackles, two pass breakups and one interception in the Memphis victory ... Picked off a J.P. Losman pass in front of the Tulane bench and returned it 38 yards for his first career touchdown ... Was nominated for Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week ... Registered seven tackles and a fumble recovery in Memphis’ victory over East Carolina ... Had two tackles and a pass

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Defensive Back 6-1, 193 Senior, 3L Memphis University School Memphis, TN

SCO TT VOGEL COTT

10/25/03 11/1/03 11/15/03 11/22/03 11/29/03 12/16/03 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

The Players

breakup in the Tigers’ road win against Louisville ... Registered three tackles in the Cincinnati victory and closed the regular season with five tackles against USF ... Started at cat safety in the 2003 New Orleans Bowl ... Was credited with five solo tackles in the Tigers’ win over North Texas ... Finished the 2003 season with 69 tackles, two tackles for lost yardage, one quarterback sack, two pass interceptions, a team-leading 11 pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and one caused fumble ... Started the 2002 season at safety and entered fall camp as the starter at the free safety position ... Lettered as a true freshman and 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 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 USF 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 USF 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 AllRegion Division II selection in 2000 ... Played in the East-West Shrine Game and was named the Defensive MVP ... Also lettered for five years in

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LAVALE W ASHINGT ON ASHINGTON

baseball at MUS ... Was recruited by SMU and Kentucky ... Is the son of Michael and Layne Vogel ... Played for coaches Jake Rudolph and Bobby Austin at MUS ... Born: 12/3/81.

The Players

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Loss Sack 1-4 0-0 3-8 0-0 2-9 1-6 6-21 1-6

Int 1-0 2-0 2-38 5-38

FR 0 0 2 2

Tot 20 71 69 160

AT 7 23 23 53

UT 13 48 46 107

Nose Tackle 6-1, 265 Junior, 2L St. Augustine HS New Orleans, LA

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FR PB Int/Yds 0 0 0/0 0 2 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 2 0/0 0 0 0/0 0 0 1/0 0 1 0/0 0 2 1/38 1 0 0/0 0 1 0/0 0 3 0/0 1 0 0/0 0 0 0/0 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

QB 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/6 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 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 1/6 1/3 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/3 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 5 5 8 2 7 6 8 7 2 3 5 5 6 8 11 6 1 1 8 10 4 6 3 7 9 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 2

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

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

Opponent Tennessee Tech Ole Miss Southern Miss Arkansas State UAB Miss State Houston Tulane East Carolina Louisville Cincinnati USF North Texas Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Miss State Cincinnati Houston USF Army TCU Mississippi State UT-Chattanooga USF Louisville Southern Miss Houston East Carolina UAB Tennessee Army Cincinnati

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A two-year veteran in the defensive line who started four games at nose tackle in 2003 ... Appeared in 12 games during the 2003 season ... 2003: Was a regular in the defensive front in 2003 ... Started the Tennessee Tech game and had one tackle ... Logged just one tackle as a starter in the win over Ole Miss ... Credited with four tackles, including two solos, in the Southern Miss contest ... Had three tackles before injuring his ankle in the Arkansas State game ... Missed the UAB contest due to the ankle sprain ... Registered three tackles in the Mississippi State game ... Was credited with three tackles in the Memphis victory over Houston ... Registered five tackles in the Tigers’ road victory over Tulane in the Dome ... Credited with five tackles in the Tigers’ win over East Carolina at the Liberty Bowl ... Registered two tackles and one quarterback hurry in the win over Louisville ... Logged two tackles in the regular season finale against USF ... Was credited with one tackle, one tackle for lost yardage and one quarterback sack in the Tigers’ win over North Texas in the 2003 New Orleans Bowl ... Finished the 2003 season with 29 total tackles, four tackles for lost yardage, two quarterback sacks, two pass breakups and four quarterback hurries ... 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 ... Entered 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 USF ... 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 ...

Defense 8/30/03 9/6/03 9/13/03 9/27/03 10/4/03 10/11/03 10/18/03 10/25/03 11/1/03 11/15/03 11/22/03 11/29/03 12/16/03 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

G AME -B Y-G AME R EVIEW

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 Interception Return Yards/Game: 38 vs Houston (‘03) Most Tackles for Loss/Game: 1 vs Mississippi State (‘01) & Houston, USF, TCU (‘02) Most Pass Breakups/Game: 2 vs Ole Miss, Arkansas State & Tulane (‘03) Most Fumble Recoveries/Game: 1 vs East Carolina & USF (‘03)

VOGEL’S CAREER STATISTICS

Defense G/S 2001 11/0 2002 12/9 2003 13/13 Totals 36/22

VOGEL’S STATISTICS

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Prep: Was a high school teammate of the Tigers’ s John Doucette ... Played both offensive and defensive line at St. Augustine High ... Also lettered in track in the throwing events ... Is the son of Cheryl Washington ... Born: 10/19/82.

Loss Sack 0-0 0-0 4-9 2-4 4-9 2-4

Int 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0

Tot 18 29 47

AT 6 18 24

UT 12 11 23

WASHINGTON’S STATISTICS

G/S 11/0 12/4 12/4

Defense 2002 2003 Total

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Most tackles/Game: 5 vs East Carolina (‘03) Most solo tackles/Game: 2 vs five times Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 4 vs East Carolina (‘03) Most Tackles For Loss/Game: 1 three times (‘03) Most Quarterback Sacks/Game: 1 vs East Carolina & North Texas (‘03) Most Pass Breakups/Game: 1 vs Tennessee Tech & East Carolina (‘03)

WASHINGTON’S CAREER STATISTICS

G AME -B Y -G AME R EVIEW

FR PB Int/Yds 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 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 1/3 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

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

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

1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 2 0 1 2 2 1 1

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

AT 0 0 2 2

UT 1 1 2 1

Opponent Tennessee Tech Ole Miss Southern Miss Arkansas State UAB Miss State Houston Tulane East Carolina Louisville Cincicnnati USF North Texas Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Cincinnati USF Army TCU

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A letterman receiver for the Tigers who has battled through two torn ACLs to return to the field for the 2004 season ... Suffered a tear to his ACL in fall camp of 2003 and missed all of the 2003 season and most of the spring ... 2003: Suffered a torn ACL in fall camp and missed the entire 2003 season ... Spent the fall rehabbing his injured knee and preparing for the spring of 2004 ... Was the second torn ACL of his career as a Tiger ... Another of the

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

VON WEBB

Defense 8/30/03 9/6/03 9/13/03 9/27/03 10/4/03 10/11/03 10/18/03 10/25/03 11/1/03 11/15/03 11/22/03 11/29/03 12/16/03 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

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 sixyard pass against Mississippi State ... Had a 44-yard pass reception in the Houston game ... Had a career-high four catches in the USF contest ... Caught a career long 50yard 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 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 Tigers’ passing system ... Worked with the offensive scout team in 2000 ... Spent the fall practicing against the Tigers’ 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 AllArea 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 ...

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WEBB’S STATISTICS No Yds Avg Tds 10 166 16.6 0

LG 50

Receiving G 2002 12/2

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.

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

G AME -B Y-G AME R EVIEW

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

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

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

No 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 4 1 0

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

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

logged tackles against Mississippi State ... Finished the season with four tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass breakup ... 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 repeated his freshman season ... Played tight end last season and was a member of the special teams ... Prep: Lettered as a tight end/defensive end at Columbus High School ... Was a first team Associated Press all-state selection in Mississippi ... Rated among the state of Mississippi’s Top 40 Prospects by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger ... Played tight end on a Columbus team that used a running offense ... Had just six pass receptions during the 2000 season and turned one into a touchdown ... Was credited with 115 tackles and 12 quarterback sacks playing defensive line ... Was invited to play in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic in Mobile, Alabama on June 16, 2001 ... Recruited by Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Southern Mississippi ... Played for coach Roy McCrory at Columbus High ... Son of Vanessa Carter ... Born: 11/6/83.

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WEST’S STATISTICS

UT 1 3 7 11

AT 0 1 2 3

Tot 1 4 9 14

FR 0 1 1 2

Int 0 0 0 0

Loss Sack 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-4 0-0 2-4 0-0

G/S 2/0 10/0 10/0 22/0

WEST’S CAREER STATISTICS

Most tackles/Game: 3 vs UAB & Miss State (‘03) Most solo tackles/Game: four times Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 1 vs three times Most Fumble Recoveries/Game: 1 vs Murray State (‘02) & East Carolina (‘03) Most Fumble Return Yards/Game: 34 vs Murray State (‘02) Most Fumble Returns for Touchdown/Game: 1 vs Murray State (‘02)

G AME -B Y-G AME R EVIEW

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Is a two-year letterwinner for the Tiger defense ... Missed the first three games of 2003 with an injury ... 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 ... 2003: Suffered a turf-toe injury during fall camp and did not see action until the UAB game ... Had his most extended duty of the season against Mississippi State ... Logged three tackles against the Bulldogs ... Registered two tackles in the Tigers’ win over Houston ... Both tackles were for lost yardage ... Had a fumble recovery in the Memphis win over East Carolina ... Played in 10 games in 2003 and ended the year with nine tackles ... Worked as a defensive end and special teams member ... Entered 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 2002 and worked as a defensive end and special teams member ... Had one tackle, a pass breakup 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

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Defensive End 6-4, 252 r-Junior, 2L Columbus HS Columbus, MS

MAR CUS WEST ARCUS

Defense 2001 2002 2003 Total

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Defense 9/27/03 10/4/03 10/11/03 10/18/03 10/25/03 11/1/03 11/15/03 8/31/02 9/21/02 10/19/02

Opponent Arkansas State UAB Miss State Houston Tulane East Carolina Louisville Murray State Tulane Miss State

UT 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 1

AT 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

TT 0 3 3 2 1 0 0 1 2 1

TFLs 0/0 0/0 0/0 2/4 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

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

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A three-year letterman who moved into fourth place on the Memphis alltime receptions list with a total of 111 career catches ... Is ranked sixth in career receiving yards with 1,290 over the past three seasons ... Received the Glenn Jones 12th Man Award in the spring of 2004 ... 2003: Caught three passes for 56 yards, in the season opening win over Tennessee Tech ... Grabbed four passes for 56 yards including a key first down catch of 26 yards in the Tigers win over Ole Miss ... Had his streak of 24consecutive games with at least one catch broken in the Southern Miss contest ... Came back against Arkansas State with five receptions for 66 yards and one touchdown in the Memphis victory ... Had his best performance of the season against Mississippi State when he rushed the ball three times for 58 yards and two touchdowns and caught a career-high 10 passes for 102 yards ... His 10 pass receptions moved him into sixth place on the Tiger career catches list with 98 and the 102 yards jumped him into 12th place on the alltime receiving yardage list ... Had three rushes for 13 yards in the Tiger victory over Houston ... Did not have a pass reception against the Cougars ... Caught two passes in the win over Tulane to surpass the 100-catch barrier at the U of M ... Caught three passes for 69 yards and two touchdowns in the win over East Carolina ... Had touchdown catches of 32 and 27 yards ... Also had three rushes for 21 yards ... Led the team in receiving in win over Louisville ... Had three receptions for 55 yards and one touchdown ... Also threw a two-point conversion pass to Danny Wimprine ... Had one catch for 13 yards in the win over Cincinnati and rushed the ball three times for three yards and one touchdown ... Caught a 36yard touchdown pass in the season finale against USF a n d carried the ball five times for 11 yards ... Helped the Tigers to a bowl win with three pass receptions for 34 yards against North Texas in 2003 New Orleans Bowl ... Finished the season as the team’s second-leading receiver ... Tallied 37 receptions for 525 yards and five touchdowns ... Averaged 14.2 yards per reception in 2003 ... Also ran the ball 30 times for 128 yards and four scores ... 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 ...

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Wide Receiver 6-0, 200 Senior, 3L Covington HS Covington, TN

Averaged over 15 yards per catch in the spring scrimmages ... Entered 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 seasonlong 32 yard return ... Had four pass receptions for 64 yards in the USF contest, completed his only pass attempt for six yards and a touchdown and 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 2002 ... 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 USF ... Had a six receptions for 75 yards and his first career touchdown in the Louisville game ... Led the squad in receptions and yards in the Louisville game ... Scored his first collegiate touchdown against Louisville on a 17-yard pass from freshman Danny Wimprine ... Had four catches for 49 yards in the win over Southern Mississippi ... Grabbed two passes for 69 yards in the Tennessee contest ... Caught two passes for 20 yards in the Army game and closed the season with a career-high seven catches for 123 yards and two touchdowns against Cincinnati ... His 123 yards receiving against Cincinnati ranks as the 20th highest single-game total in school history ... Finished his freshman season with 34 catches for 422 yards and three touchdowns... Prep: Lettered for four years in football at Covington High School ... Was a Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps and state of Tennessee Mr. Football Finalist as a senior ... Was named to the Associated Press Class 4A AllState team in 1999 & 2000 ... Was named to the Associated Press 3A AllState 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 allpurpose 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

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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 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 and 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 ... Selected to play in the 2001 Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star Game ... Is the son of Shelia White ... Played for coach Jeff McFerrin, a former Tiger linebacker ... Born: 6/23/ 82.

Yds 56 56 0 66 24 102 0 14 69 55 13 36 34 73 31 14 3 30 39 11 32 14 64 19 13 39 20 75 49 9 -7 25 69 20 123

Avg 18.6 14.0 0.0 13.2 12.0 10.1 0.0 7.0 23.0 18.3 13.0 36.0 11.3 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 12.5 12.3 3.0 -7.0 8.3 34.5 10.0 17.6

Tds 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

LG 21 25 0 27 13 28 0 11 32 29 13 36 20 15 14 7 3 12 20 6 26 10 30 10 7 24 11 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 USF 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

Recpt 3 4 0 5 2 10 0 2 3 3 1 1 3 8 3 2 1 4 3 3 2 3 4 4 3 4 2 6 4 3 1 3 2 2 7

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Most Pass Receptions/Game: 10 vs Miss State (‘03) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 123 vs Cincinnati (‘01) Most Touchdown 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 Miss State (‘02) Most Punt Return Yards/Game: 81 vs Miss State (‘02) Longest Punt Return/Game: 32 vs Miss State (‘02)

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Opponent Tennessee Tech Ole Miss Southern Miss Arkansas State UAB Miss State Houston Tulane East Carolina Louisville Cincinnati USF North Texas Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Miss State Cincinnati Houston USF Army TCU UT-Chattanooga USF Louisville Southern Miss Houston East Carolina UAB Tennessee Army Cincinnati

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LG 69 30 36 69 LG 0 32 32 LG 21 7 21

Tds 3 2 5 10 Tds 0 0 0 Tds 0 0 0

Avg 12.4 8.6 14.2 11.6 Avg 0.0 8.4 8.4 Avg 13.0 7.0 12.1

STATISTICS

Yds 422 343 525 1290 Yds 0 301 301 Yds 78 7 85

No 34 40 37 111 No 0 36 36 No 6 1 7

WHITE’S

Receiving G 2001 11/3 2002 12/8 2003 13/7 Totals 36/18 Punt Return G 2001 11/3 2002 12/8 Totals 23/11 Kick Return G 2001 11/3 2002 12/8 Totals 23/11

Receiving Year 8/30/03 9/6/03 9/13/03 9/27/03 10/4/03 10/11/03 10/18/03 10/25/03 11/1/03 11/15/03 11/22/03 11/29/03 12/16/03 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 9/29/01 10/6/01 10/13/01 10/20/01 10/27/01 11/10/01 11/17/01 11/24/01

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Earned his first letter as a Tiger after appearing in six games for the U of M in 2003 ... Enters fall of 2004 as a cat safety working with starter O.C. Collins ... 2003: Saw his first action as a Tiger in 2003 and spent the season working as a member of the Tiger special teams ... Played in six games during the season and worked as a member of the Tiger kick cover and return units ... Also spent time working as a safety in practice ... Was a

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Loss Sack 0-0 0-0

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Tailback 5-10, 217 Junior, 2L Wynne HS Wynne, AR

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Most tackles/Game: 1 vs Southern Miss (‘03) Most assisted tackles/Game: 1 vs Southern Miss (‘03)

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Tot 1

AT 1

UT 0

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Defense G/S 2003 6/0

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 letterwinner at Lake Worth High School ... Played in just two games as a senior because of a broken leg ... Was named first 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 a 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 40-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 ... Is the son of Iona Whitely ... Born: 11/ 30/82.

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Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year in 2003 ... National leader in all-purpose yardage and fifth in rushing in 2003 ... Record-setting tailback who lettered for the second-consecutive season for the Tigers ... Set the Memphis single-season rushing mark in 2003 with over 1,400 yards rushing despite missing the final two and a half games of the season ... Returns as the starter at tailback slot ... 2003: Named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year in 2003 ... Was named to the 2003 All-Conference USA Team (1st team) as a tailback ... Received the University of Memphis Offensive Player of the Year Award for 2003 ... A candidate for the Doak Walker Award in 2003 ... Named to the CoSIDA All-District Academic AllAmerica Team (first team) in 2003 ... Received the New Orleans Bowl Scholar Athlete Award for 2003 ... Was the Tiger starter at tailback in 2003 ... Opened the season with 61 yards rushing and one touchdown in the win over Tennessee Tech ... Also added 135 yards receiving and two touchdowns in the Tennessee Tech victory ... His 135 yards receiving ranked as the highest total ever for a Memphis running back in a single game ... Had a season and career-long 80-yard reception in the TTU contest ... His 80yard reception ranked as the ninth-longest in school history at the time ... Broke the 100-yard barrier rushing the following week in the Tigers’ win over Ole Miss ... Rushed for 135 yards and two touchdowns and had 31 yards receiving and a third touchdown ... Called by ESPN2 analyst Chris Speilman: ...”an Emmitt Smith (Dallas Cowboy and Phoenix Cardinals running back) look-alike” ... Gained over 100 yards the following week against Southern Miss when he tallied 158 yards ... Returned to the Liberty Bowl and gained 108 yards in the win over Arkansas State ... Marked just the second time in Memphis football history that a Tiger running back had rushed for over 100 yards in threeconsecutive games ... Tied the Memphis record for most consecutive 100-yard rushing performances with 107 yards against UAB ... Averaged a season-high 7.1 yards per carry in the UAB game ... His 15 carries for 107 yards gave Williams his fourth-straight 100-yard performance of 2003 ... Had a school record fifth-consecutive game with over 100 yards rushing when he totaled 119 yards rushing against Mississippi State

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average yards per carry ... Finished the season ranked 35th in the nation in kickoff returns and 90th in all-purpose 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 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 ... Ranked eighth in the conference in allpurpose 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 All-America and All-Region Team ... Was rated as the number two overall prospect in Arkansas by SuperPrep ... Was named the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 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

... Continued his onslaught in the Tigers’ road victory over the Houston Cougars ... Rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns in the U of M victory ... Had touchdown runs of 21 and two yards against the Cougars ... Also caught two passes for 36 yards ... Continued to lead the nation in all-purpose yards after eight weeks of season ... Had his best outing of the season in the road win over Tulane ... Rushed for a career-high 195 yards and two touchdowns in the victory ... Was named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week for his effort ... His 195 yards rank as the fourth-best single-game performance in school history ... Tulane Chris Scelfo said: ...”He reminds me of Barry Sanders” (former Oklahoma State and Detroit Lions back) ... Had touchdown runs of three and 49 yards ... Also caught three passes for 41 yards and had 69 yards in kickoff returns, giving him 305 all-purpose yards for the game ... That figure is the second highest single-game total in school history ... The 100-plus yard performance against Tulane marked his seventh consecutive 100-yard rushing effort of the season and gave him 11 for his career which tied the Memphis record for career 100 yard games ... Continued to lead the nation in all-purpose yardage and was ranked fifth in rushing after nine weeks ... Ranked by CBSsportsline.com as the “number one back in the nation” after nine weeks of the season ... Cracked the 100-yard mark for the eighth-consecutive game with 137 yards against East Carolina ... Scored one touchdown on four-yard run ... Broke the Memphis single-season rushing record with his 137 yards against ECU ... Moved past former Tiger Gerard Arnold, who had 1,059 yards in 1999 to set record ... Rushed for 154 yards and one touchdown and caught three passes for 25 yards in the Tigers’ win over Louisville ... Broke the single-season record for rushing attempts with his 27 attempts against Louisville ... His 27 carries gave him 220 for the season, breaking Dave Casinelli’s record of 219 in 1963 ... Named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week for his play against Louisville ... Marked the second time this season that the league awarded the Player of the Week to Williams ... Listed by USA Today as one of the most influential sophomores in the nation on November 14th ... Rushed for 136 yards on 23 carries in the win over Cincinnati ... Suffered a torn MCL in the third quarter and was lost for the remainder of the season ... Started his rehabilitation prior to the 2003 New Orleans Bowl ... Worked out in New Orleans but knee became sore and he was held out of the New Orleans Bowl ... 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 All-Freshman 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

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2002 Conference USA Player of the Week

Rushing 8/30/03 9/6/03 9/13/03 9/27/03 10/4/03 10/11/03 10/18/03 10/25/03 11/1/03 11/15/03 11/22/03 11/29/03 12/16/03 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 8/30/03 9/6/03 9/13/03 9/27/03 10/4/03 10/11/03 10/18/03 10/25/03 11/1/03 11/15/03 11/22/03 11/29/03 12/16/03 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 8/30/03 9/6/03 9/13/03 9/27/03 10/4/03 10/11/03 10/18/03 10/25/03 11/1/03 11/15/03 11/22/03 11/29/03 12/16/03 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 8/30/03

2003 Set Memphis single season rushing record

2003 Ranked fifth in the nation in rushing

2003 Led nation in all-purpose yardage

2003 Twice named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week

2003 Doak Walker Candidate

2003 CoSIDA Region IV Academic All-America

2003 1st team All-Conference USA

2003 Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year

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WILLIAMS’

Most Rushes/Game: 29 vs East Carolina (‘03) Most Rush Yds/Game: 195 vs Tulane (‘03) Longest Run: 86 vs Tulane (‘02) Most Rushing Touchdowns/Game: 2 vs Army (‘02) & Ole Miss, Houston, Tulane (‘03) Most Pass Receptions/Game: 5 vs UAB (‘03) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 135 vs Tennessee Tech (‘03) * Most Toundown Receptions/Game: 2 vs Tennessee Tech (‘03) Longest Pass Reception/Game:80 vs Tennessee Tech (‘03) 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: 305 vs Tulane (‘03) * most receiving yards by a back in school history

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LG 86 49 86 LG 48 46 48 LG 32 80 80

Tds 5 10 15 Tds 0 0 0 Tds 0 3 3

Avg 6.6 5.9 6.1 Avg 23.3 23.0 23.2 Avg 10.1 10.9 10.9

STATISTICS

Yds 684 1430 2114 Yds 420 299 719 Yds 51 384 435

No 103 243 346 No 18 13 31 No 5 35 40

WILLIAMS’

Rushing G 2002 10/1 2003 11/11 Total 21/12 Kick Return G 2002 10/1 2003 11/11 Total 21/12 Receiving G 2002 10/1 2003 11/11 Total 21/12

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 ... Had 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.

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Opponent Tennessee Tech Ole Miss Southern Miss Arkansas State UAB Miss State Houston Tulane East Carolina Louisville Cincinnati USF North Texas Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Mississippi State Cincinnati Houston USF Army TCU Opponent Tennessee Tech Ole Miss Southern Miss Arkansas State UAB Miss State Houston Tulane East Carolina Louisville Cincinnati USF North Texas Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Mississippi State Cincinnati Houston USF Army TCU Opponent Tennessee Tech Ole Miss Southern Miss Arkansas State UAB Miss State Houston Tulane East Carolina Louisville Cincinnati USF North Texas Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Mississippi State Cincinnati Houston USF Army TCU Opponent Tennessee Tech

No 14 28 28 23 15 15 20 21 29 27 23

12 2 11 18 9 6 10 12 10 13 No 0 4 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 3

1 1 0 1 2 2 6 2 0 3 No 4 4 3 3 5 4 2 4 2 3 1

0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 Atts 61

Yds 61 135 158 108 107 119 120 195 137 154 136 injured injured 129 1 105 166 25 20 injured 7 58 injured 110 63 Yds 0 73 15 24 0 43 0 69 0 0 75 injured injured 27 9 0 48 41 42 injured 152 55 injured 0 46 Yds 135 31 24 20 27 40 36 41 10 25 -5 injured injured 0 0 0 0 0 16 injured -2 5 injured 0 32 Rush 135

Avg 4.4 4.8 5.6 4.7 7.1 7.9 6.0 9.3 4.7 5.7 5.9

Tds 1 2 0 1 0 0 2 2 1 1 0

LG 17 43 37 18 38 22 24 49 16 27 26

10.8 0.5 9.5 9.2 2.7 3.3

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0.7 4.8

1 0

10 16

11.0 4.8 Avg 0.0 18.3 15.0 24.0 0.0 21.5 0.0 34.5 0.0 0.0 25.0

2 0 Tds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

59 29 LG 0 28 15 24 0 27 0 43 0 0 46

27.0 9.0 0.0 48.0 20.5 21.0

0 0 0 0 0 0

27 9 0 48 25 24

25.3 27.5

0 0

41 36

0.0 23.0 Avg 33.8 7.8 8.0 6.7 5.4 10.0 18.0 10.1 5.0 8.3 -5.0

0 0 Tds 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 18 LG 80 19 17 10 13 24 34 35 9 16 0

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 16.0

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 16

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0 0

0 5

0.0 32.0 KR 0

0 0 PR 0

0 32 TotYds 196

10 16

110 141

0 0

0 46

157 118

0 0

152 55

156 10 105 214 66 62

0 0 0 0 0 0

27 9 0 48 41 42

239 197 152 134 202 156 305 147 179 206

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

16 14

73 15 24 0 43 0 69 0 0 75

13 3 11 19 11 8

31 24 20 27 40 36 41 10 25 -5 injured injured 129 1 105 166 25 20 injured 7 58 injured 110 63

135 158 108 107 119 120 195 137 154 136

Ole Miss Southern Miss Arkansas State UAB Miss State Houston Tulane East Carolina Louisville Cincinnati USF North Texas Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Mississippi State Cincinnati Houston USF Army TCU

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Returns in 2004 for his fourth season as the starting quarterback at the University of Memphis ... Has broken virtually every Memphis passing and total offense record during the previous three seasons ... Enters the 2004 season ranked 7th in Conference USA history in most total offensive plays with 1293 ... Is 7th in conference history in touchdowns responsible for with 68 ... Is7th in career pass attempts (1071) and in career completions (583) ... Is 7th in career touchdown passes with 59 ... A three-year letterwinner for the Tigers, who holds virtually every Memphis passing and total offense record ... Became first player in school history to throw for more than 7,000 yards in a career ... Received the Glenn Jones 12th Man Award in the spring of 2004 ... 2003: The Tiger starter at quarterback in 2003 ... Led the team to a 9-4 record in 2003 ... Opened the season throwing for 266 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Tennessee Tech ... Set several Memphis records against the Golden Eagles including most pass completions (341) in a career and most passing yards in a career (4,311) ... Set another mark, which would be short lived, when he passed for 355 yards and three touchdowns in the Tigers’ win over Ole Miss ... His 355 yards tied the Memphis record for most passing yards in a game ... Was named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week for his play against Ole Miss ... Had 182 yards in the air against Southern Miss and threw for 238 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Arkansas State ... Tied his own record for most pass completions in a game when he hit 32-of-42 pass attempts in the UAB game ... Had 238 yards and one touchdown against UAB ...

Quarterback 6-1, 222 r-Senior, 3L John T. Curtis HS River Ridge, LA

D ANNY W IMPRINE

Completed a school-record 32-of-60 attempts for a school-record 398 yards and one touchdown against Mississippi State ... Completions, attempts and yardage were all records as was his 383 yards of total offense in a single game ... Had a near perfect game in the Tigers’ 45-14 win over Houston ... Connected on 13-of-25 pass attempts for 228 yards and three touchdowns ... Had touchdown passes of nine, 55 and 36 yards in the Tiger victory ... Rushed the ball three times for 10 yards ... With his 228 yards passing, became the first Tiger quarterback to surpass the 6,000-yard mark in career passing ... Completed 16-of-30 pass attempts for 176 yards and two touchdowns in the Tigers’ road victory over Tulane ... Threw touchdown passes to Maurice Avery and Tavarious Davis in leading Memphis to its second-consecutive road win ... Had another outstanding performance in win over East Carolina ... Completed 17-of31 pass attempts for 268 yards and four touchdowns ... Marked the fourth time in his career that he had thrown four or more touchdowns in a single game ... Was named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week for his play against East Carolina ... Completed 17-of29 pass attempts for 201 yards and one touchdown in the win over Louisville ... Also ran for one score against the Cardinals ... Continued a streak of 115 pass attempts without an interception ... Was held under 100 yards passing in the Cincinnati game and threw three interceptions ... Completed 25-of-51 pass attempts for 271 yards and two touchdowns in regular season finale against USF ... Became the first player in school history to pass for more than 7,000 yards in a career ... Named the MVP of the 2003 New Orleans Bowl ... Completed 17-of-23 pass attempts for a New Orleans Bowl-record 254 yards and one touchdown and ran for another touchdown ... Completed the longest pass in New Orleans Bowl history when he connected with Darren Garcia for 63 yards ... Also threw a 50 yard pass to Garcia later in game ... Completed the 2003 season connecting on 246-of-440 pass attempts for 3,174 yards and 22 touchdowns ... His 246 completions set a school record as did his 440 attempts and his 3,174 yards ... Became the first Memphis quarterback to pass for more than 3,000 yards in a single season ... 2002: Was the Tiger starter for all 12 games of the 2002 season ... Entered his

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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 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 game passing performance in Memphis history ... His 1,329 yards passing as a freshman are the most ever by a freshman quarterback at Memphis and his 14 touchdown passes are the most by a freshman and the second-highest total in school history ... Was one of just two freshman quarterbacks to be nominated for All-Freshman in Conference USA ... Saw extended duty during spring practice ... Threw a 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 John T. Curtis High School in New Orleans ... Led John 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.

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name in the Tiger football record book 50 times during the last 17 games ... Set 13 passing and total offense records during the 2002 season ... Is now the Tigers’ all-time record holder for career touchdown passes with 37 ... Set the Memphis record for most pass attempts and completions in a game by going 32-of-53 in a game against USF in 2002 ... Set a record for season attempts and completions by going 235-of-435 during 2002 ... Set the mark for most passing yards in a season with 2,820 in 2002 and for most touchdown passes in a season with 23 ... (see box for all of Wimprine’s records) ... Opened the 2002 season with 245 yards and five touchdown passes in win over Murray State ... His five touchdown passes set a Memphis singlegame record ... Threw for 271 yards and two touchdowns in the Ole Miss game ... Had 259 yards passing in the UAB contest and added 261 yards against Louisville and 288 yards in the Mississippi State contest ... Had a season high 342 yards and two touchdowns in the Houston game and came back with 314 yards and two scores in the USF game ... Finished the 2002 season completing 235-of-435 pass attempts for 2,820 yards and 23 touchdowns all of which were Memphis records ... Had a season long pass of 72-yards to Antoine Harden in the Southern Mississippi game ... Had two 50-yard touchdown passes in the Ole Miss game ... Completed six passes of 50 yards or more in 2002 ... Set the Tiger record for most total offense plays in a game with 66 against USF ... Set the team record for the most plays in a season with 533 and for the most total offense yards in a season with 2860 ... Added a record for the most touchdowns responsible for in a single game with five against Murray State ... Finished the 2002 season ranked second in Conference USA in passing yards per game (235.0) ... Was ranked third in the conference in total offense and sixth in passing efficiency ... Was second in the conference in touchdown passes with 23 ... Entered the 2002 season tied for 29th place nationally in career touchdown passes by active players ... Led the Tiger offense in the spring of 2002 and continued to develop in the Tigers’ spread offense ... Threw for over 900 yards and seven touchdowns in spring scrimmages and did not have an interception until the Blue-Gray Scrimmage ... Connected on 16of-22 pass attempts for 252 yards and two touchdowns in first major scrimmage of the spring ... Hit on 31-of-38 attempts for 243 yards and one score in second scrimmage and ran for a five-yard touchdown ... Hit 20-of-28 pass attempts for 252 yards and three touchdowns in the Blue-Gray Scrimmage ... Will return to his starting quarterback slot this fall ... 2001: A redshirt freshman who became the Memphis starter by the Houston game and remained there throughout most of the season ... Played in the season opener against Mississippi State and completed one-of-three pass attempts before being knocked out of the game with a concussion ... Entered the Louisville game after starter Travis Anglin was injured and completed 11of-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 ...

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Comp 102 235

STATISTICS

Yds 1,329 2,820

Int 4 18

Tds 14 23

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13 22 35 59 Tds LG 3 35 2 13 4 17 9 35 Yds/G Yds/P 177.7 5.7 238.3 5.4 243.9 6.6 224.4 5.9 Tds LG 0 0 1 6 0 34 1 34

3,174 7,323 Avg 3.2 0.4 -0.1 1.4 Plays 280 533 480 1293 Avg -10.0 6.0 25.0 11.5

246 583 Yds 270 40 -3 307 Pass 1,329 2,820 3,174 7,323 Yds -10 6 50 46

440 1070 No 84 98 40 222 Rush 270 40 -3 307 No 1 1 2 4

44 53 36 35 3 24 27 21 27 19 21 21 33 Att 0 2 1 4 6 3 3 1 1 4 7 2 6 9 8 6 10 13 16 3 4 5 13 9 2 3 5 12 15 9 7 2 14 17

24 32 22 12 1 11 13 14 16 7 12 12 16 Yds 0 -13 -11 10 -32 -15 10 17 1 21 -3 -5 17 35 -23 -2 29 -5 28 9 1 -7 -17 1 -9 -11 30 16 85 9 29 2 55 55

1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 Avg 0.0 -6.5 -11.0 2.3 -5.3 -5.0 3.3 17.0 1.0 5.2 -0.4 -2.5 2.8 3.9 -2.8 -0.3 2.9 -0.4 1.8 3.0 0.3 -1.4 -1.3 0.1 -4.5 -3.6 6.0 1.3 5.7 1.0 4.1 1.0 3.9 3.2

342 314 216 164 3 100 102 216 159 65 186 203 295 Tds 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0

2 2 1 2 0 2 0 2 1 0 2 4 3 LG 0 0 0 4 0 2 14 17 1 10 4 1 7 13 5 7 12 5 10 5 2 9 7 7 2 0 11 18 35 16 12 1 18 14

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Houston USF Army TCU Miss State Louisville Southern Miss Houston East Carolina UAB Tennessee Army Cincinnati Opponent Tennessee Tech Ole Miss Southern Miss Arkansas State UAB Miss State Houston Tulane East Carolina Louisville Cincinnati USF North Texas Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Mississippi State Cincinnati Houston USF Army TCU Mississippi State Louisville Southern Miss Houston East Carolina UAB Tennessee Army Cincinnati

CAREER

Most Pass Attempts/Game: 60 vs Miss State (‘03) Most Completions/Game: 32 vs USF (‘02) & UAB, Miss State (‘03) Highest Completion Percentage/Game: .762 vs UAB (‘03) Most Pass Yds/Game: 398 vs Miss State (‘03) Most Touchdown Passes/Game: 5 vs Murray State (‘02) Longest Completion: 92 vs Ole Miss (‘03) Most Pass Receptions/Game: 1 vs Louisville (‘01) & USF (‘02) & Ole Miss, East Carolina (‘03) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 34 vs Ole Miss (‘03) 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 nine opponents Most Total Offense Plays/Game: 66 vs USF (‘02) Most Total Offense/Game: 383 vs Miss State (‘03) Most Touchdowns Responsible For/Game: 5 vs Army (‘01) & Murray State (‘02)

11/2/02 11/9/02 11/23/02 11/30/02 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 Rushing 8/30/03 9/6/03 9/13/03 9/27/03 10/4/03 10/11/03 10/18/03 10/25/03 11/1/03 11/15/03 11/22/03 11/29/03 12/16/03 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 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

WIMPRINE'S

2003 13/13 Totals 34/30 Rushing G 2001 9/5 2002 12/12 2003 13/13 Totals 34/30 Total Offense G 2001 9/5 2002 12/12 2003 13/13 Totals 34/30 Receiving G 2001 9/5 2002 12/12 2003 13/13 Totals 34/30

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THE PAST TWO SEASONS .

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SIGNAL - CALLER WAS RATED IN FIVE OF THE

QUARTERBACK DANNY WIMPRINE

NCAA’ S

WIMPRINE’S NCAA RANKINGS HIS NAME AMONG THE NATION’S LEADERS OVER

EGORIES IN

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2002

R ANK 22ND 23RD 32ND 75TH

CATEGORY 2002 PASSING POINTS RESPONSIBLE FOR TOTAL OFFENSE PASSING EFFECIENCY

R ANK 29TH 33RD 34TH 56TH

CATEGORY 2003 PASSING POINTS RESPONSIBLE FOR TOTAL OFFENSE PASSING EFFECIENCY

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Yds 266 355 182 238 257 398 228 176 268 201 80 271 254 245 271 153 153 259 261 288 154

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

Comp 15 18 16 20 32 32 13 16 17 17 8 25 17 23 20 9 11 22 22 25 13

Att 21 32 35 35 42 60 25 30 31 29 26 51 23 32 38 15 24 39 44 48 27

Opponent Tennessee Tech Ole Miss Southern Miss Arkansas State UAB Miss State Houston Tulane East Carolina Louisville Cincinnati USF North Texas Murray State Ole Miss Southern Miss Tulane UAB Louisville Mississippi State Cincinnati

G AME -B Y -G AME R EVIEW Passing 8/30/03 9/6/03 9/13/03 9/27/03 10/4/03 10/11/03 10/18/03 10/25/03 11/1/03 11/15/03 11/22/03 11/29/03 12/16/03 8/31/02 9/7/02 9/14/02 9/21/02 9/28/02 10/8/02 10/19/02 10/26/02

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NAVIN AUSLEY

Wide Receiver 6-0, 174 r-Junior Gallatin HS Southaven, MS

Year 2003 2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 2001 2003 2002 2001 2002 2003 2001 2002

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A walk-on candidate for one of the Tiger receiver slots in the fall of 2004 ... Spent the spring of 2004 working as an “H” receiver with Maurice Avery and Darron White ... 2003: Came to the Tigers in the spring of 2003 ... Worked as a receiver in the fall of 2003 with the offensive scout team ... Worked with the Tiger special teams in spring drills ...Did not appear in a game for Memphis in the fall of 2003 ... Work on the offensive scout team against the number one defensive unit ... Used the fall under coach Clay Helton to learn the Memphis offensive scheme ... Prep: Was a football letterwinner at Gallatin High School in middle Tennessee ... Is the son of Dempsey Ausley ... Born: 3/4/82.

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

CAREER: Pass Attempts/Career: Pass Completions/Career: Passing Yards/Career: TD Passes/Career: Completion Percent/Career: 200 Yd Passing Gms/Career: 300 Yd Passing Gms/Career: TD Responsible For/Career

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Enters the fall as a reserve at cornerback ... 2003: Came to the Tigers in the fall of 2003 ... Worked with the Tiger defensive scout team during fall and spring drills ... Is still continuing to learn the Tiger defensive system ... 2002: Attended the University of Memphis but did not walk-on until the spring of 2003 ... Prep: Was a football letterwinner at Paul Dunbar High School in Lexington ... Played receiver and defensive back at PDHS... Also lettered in track ... Ran on two state championship track teams ... Had over 400 yards receiving as a senior ... Registered over 1,200 receiving yards in his career ... Holds the school record for tackles in a game with 11, interceptions in a game with two and catches in a game with 14 ... Is the son of Tony and Samanatha Anderson ... Played for coach Tony Blackman... Born: 11/ 13/85.

No. 440 435 Pass Completions/Season 246 235 Passing Yards/Season: 3,174 2,820 1,329 Pass Comp Percent/Season: 55.9 54.0 52.0 TD Passes/Season: 23 22 14 TD Responsible For/Season: 26

Defensive Back 5-9, 165 r-Freshman, SQ Paul Dunbar HS Lexington, KY

SEASON: Pass Attempts/Season

JERMAINE A NDERSON

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Opponent vs Miss State vs USF vs USF vs Miss State vs USF vs UAB vs USF vs Miss State vs Miss State vs Ole Miss vs Houston vs Murray St. vs East Carolina vs Army vs Louisville vs Miss State vs Army

Rank 1 2 3 T1 T1 T1 T5 T5 1 2 4 1 T2 T2 T2 T1 1

No. 60 53 51 Pass Completions/Game: 32 32 32 25 25 Yards Passing/Game: 398 355 342 Touchdown Passes/Game: 5 4 4 4 Interceptions/Game: 5 TD Responsible For/Game: 5

GAME: Pass Attempts/Game:

MEMPHIS QUARTERBACK DANNY WIMPRINE HAS STARTED JUST 30 GAMES IN HIS CAREER BUT HAS ALREADY LAID CLAIM TO MOST OF THE U OF M PASSING AND TOTAL OFFENSE RECORDS

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Deep Snapper 6-0, 250 r-Freshman Rosemark Academy Atoka, TN

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Enters the fall as a reserve at the deep snapper position ... Came to the Tigers in the fall of 2003 ... Worked as one of the backups at the deep snapper slot last fall ... Suffered a knee injury in winter workouts and had surgery ... Missed the spring while rehabilitating his knee ... 2003: Attended the University of Memphis in the fall of 2003 and walked-on with the football team ... Spent the fall working as a deep snapper with Rusty Clayton and Jared Bidne ... Did not appear in a game for the Tigers in the fall of 2003 ... Missed the spring of 2004 with knee injury ... Should be ready for fall camp ... Prep: Was a football and baseball letterwinner at Tipton-Rosemark Academy ... Played offensive and defensive line for Rosemark Academy ... Was credited with 56 tackles, five fumble recoveries and 11 sacks as a senior ... Totaled 267 career tackles, 21 fumble recoveries and 43 sacks ... Is the son of Phyllis Friend ... Played for coach Jeff McFerran at TiptonRosemark Academy ... Born: 2/12/85.

Enters the fall as a reserve at wide receiver ... Came to the Tigers in the spring of 2003 ... Transferred to the University of Memphis from Lambuth College in Jackson, Tenn... Returns to the “H” receiver slot for the fall of 2004 ... 2003: Spent the fall of 2003 working with the Tiger receiver corps ... Worked with Maurice Avery and Darron White at the “H” receiver slot ... Did not appear in a game for the Tigers in 2003 ... Worked with the Tiger offensive scout team in 2003 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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Wide Receiver 5-9, 178 r-Junior Covington HS Covington, TN

TREY FRIEND

JD ASON OR TH ILW ORTH BW ANIELDIL YRAM

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Was a walk-on candidate for one of the cat safety positions in the spring of 2004 ... Suffered a torn ACL in the final week of spring drills and will be doubtful for the fall of 2004 ... 2003: Became a walk-on candidate with the Memphis football team in the fall of 2003 ... Did not participate in a game for the Tigers in the fall of 2003 ... Worked hard in practice each day ... 2002: Came to the University in the spring of 2002 ... Worked as a member of the support staff for one year before trying out for the football team ... 2000: Attended Harper College in the fall of 2000 and transferred to Wright College in Illinois in the spring of 2001 ... Attended Wright College for one year before coming to Memphis in the spring of 2002 ... Prep: Was a football letterwinner at St. Patrick High School in Chicago, IL, for four years and lettered one season in track ... Played middle linebacker at St. Patrick High ... Was coached by Kevin Seibel at St. Patrick’s ... Is the son of Nooral Amin and Saisuda Khowaja... ... Born: 6/29/82.

Enters the fall as a reserve at the free safety position ... Came to the Tigers in the fall of 2003 ... Spent part of the fall rehabilitating his ankle before he could begin practicing with his teammates ... Worked with the Tiger defensive scout team in fall drills ... Is still continuing to learn the Tiger defensive system ... 2003: Became a walk-on candidate with the Memphis football team in the fall of 2003 ... Did not participate in a game for the Tigers in the fall of 2003 ... Worked on rehabilitating his ankle in the fall of 2003 ... Spent part of the fall as a receiver before switching to defense ... Prep: Was a football letterwinner at Franklin High School ... Played wide receiver and defensive back at Franklin HS and also lettered in track ... Helped his team to a 12-2 record in 2002 ... Led the state of Tennessee in pass interceptions for the first three weeks of the 2002 season ... Played for coach Tim Johnson at Franklin High School ... Is the son of Ted and Peggy Crawford ... Born: 2/3/85.

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Defensive Back 6-3, 208 r-Freshman Franklin HS Franklin, TN

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Offensive Guard 6-2, 310 r-Sophomore Central HS Memphis, TN

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Came to the University of Memphis in the fall of 2003 as a walk-on candidate in the offensive line ... Spent the spring of 2004 working at left guard with Andrew Handy, Kenyun Glover and Andy Smith ...2003: Was a member of the 2003 squad but did not appear in a game for Memphis ... Worked at offensive guard and was a member of the offensive scout team that worked against the number one defense in the fall ... Was on the sidelines for Memphis’ bowl gamewith North Texas ... Prep: Was a football letterwinner at Central High School in Memphis, TN ... Played for coach Al Cates at Central HS ... Is the son of Eddie and Carolyn Strickland ... Born: 10/24/83.

Was a walk-on candidate for the kicker position in the spring of 2004 and returns for the 2004 campaign ... Spent the spring of 2004 as a backup kicker while Stephen Gostkowski was with the Tiger baseball team ... 2003: Was a member of the 2003 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 and worked with kickers Stephen Gostkowski and Patrick Byrne in the fall of 2003 ... 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 Blue-Gray 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 ... Born: 2/4/83.

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An honor student at Memphis who had a 4.0 GPA in 2003 ... Enters the fall as a reserve at a wide receiver position ... Came to the Tigers in the fall of 2003 as a walk-on candidate at receiver ... 2003: An honor student at the U of M ... Named to the Tiger Academic 30 ... Worked with the Tiger offensive scout team in fall practice while working on his pass routes ... Is still continuing to learn the Tiger offensive system ...Played a role at the “H” receiver slot with Maurice Avery and Darron White... Prep: Was a football and track letterwinner at Jackson Central Merry High School ... Played wide receiver and helped his team to a 12-1 record as a senior ... Was a second team all-region selection in football in 2002 ... Was named as the All-Region 7-5A punt returner in 2001 ... Received honorable mention AllWest Tennessee and All-State honors in 2002 ... Was president of the student council and a member of the Mayor’s Youth Council ... Graduated with honors from JMC ranked 36 out of 340 seniors ... Named Mr. Jackson Central Merry in 2002 and received the Emerging Leaders Scholarship ... Played for coach Jim Hardegree at JCM ... Is the son of Phillip and Mary Stewart ... Born: 1/25/85.

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J OHN P ATTERSON

Wide Receiver 5-5, 158 r-Freshman Central-Merry HS Jackson, 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 ... 2003: Was a candidate at receiver in the fall of 2003 but did not participate in a game for the Tigers ... Worked as a “X” receiver in the spring of 2004 and is expected to work with Ryan Scott and Tavares Gideon at the “X” this fall ... ... 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 ... Was named to Who’s Who Among American High School Students ... Is the son of Henry and Betty Myers ... Played for coach Vincent Hunter at Whitehaven High ... Born: 7/1/82.

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Wide Receiver 6-0, 162 WHITE’S CAREER FIELD GOALS r-Senior Whitehaven HS Memphis, TN

Kicker 6-3, 175 r-Junior Central HS Columbia, TN

B RANDON STEWART

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Brandon Douglas NT, 6-3, 275, Fr. Brownsville, TN (Haywood County HS) Lettered for three years at Haywood County High School as both an offensive and defensive lineman ... Was a first team all-state selection in 2003 ... Named first team All-West Tennessee in 2003 ... Was also a first team All-Region selection and was selected to play in the TennesseeKentucky All-Star game ... Graded over 75 percent as an offensive lineman ... Was credited with 47 solo tackles and 38 assisted stops in 2003 ... Was also a basketball letterman at Haywood County High.

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Joseph Doss RB, 5-9, 190, Fr. Memphis, TN (Melrose HS) Was rated as the top running back in Memphis in 2003 ... Rushed for 1,162 yards and 21 touchdowns during the 2003 season ... Had 14 pass receptions for 215 yards in 2003 ... Rushed for four touchdowns in the Golden Wildcats’ win over Craigmont High in 2003 ... Had touchdown runs of 5, 2 and 6 yards, and caught a 60-yard pass ... Rushed for 387 yards and scored seven touchdowns in Melrose’s four playoffs games in 2003 ... Finished the 2003 season with 128 points scored ... Named to the Tennessee Football Coaches Association 4A All-State Team in 2003 ... Ranked as the number 10 all-purpose back in the nation by Rivals.com ... Rated as the number five player in the state of Tennessee by Rivals.com for 2003 ... Received a three star rating from Alliancesports.com in 2003 ... Winner of WHBQ AM 56 Golden Boot Award during the 2003 season ... Named to the preseason All-Tennessee Team in 2003 ... Selected to the preseason AllRegion 4-A team in 2003 ... Also lettered in track at Melrose High ... Selected to The Commercial

Philip Beliles OT, 6-4, 265, Fr. Memphis, TN (CBHS) Was a two year letterwinner at CBHS in Memphis ... Named to The Commercial Appeal’s 2003 Best of the Preps (Private School Division) ... Was named to the 2003 Super 7 Team (first team) ... Was also named to the All Shelby-Metro first team and the Division 2 All-State team ... Was selected to play in the AXA Liberty Bowl High School AllStar Game in 2003 ... Has been picked to play in the East West Shrine All-Star Classic.

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Carlton Baker LB, 6-2, 232, Jr., Belle Glade, FL (Hutchinson JC) (see page 54 of Player Section for biography)

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Brandon Farrar DE, 6-4, 255, r-So. Woodville, MS (SW Mississippi CC) Was a squad member at Ole Miss in the fall of 2002 ... Left the Rebels and played the 2003 season at Southwest Mississippi Community College ... Has three years of eligibility remaining for the Tigers ... Was credited with 35 tackles, three sacks and 12 quarterback hurries and two fumble recoveries despite playing with a knee injury ... Helped Southwest Mississippi CC to a 5-4 record in 2003 and a fourth-place finish in the South Division of the MACJC ... SWCC rushing defense was ranked fourth in the 12 team conference, giving up just 65.6 yards per game, and were also ranked fourth in total defense with an average of just 239.1 yards per game.

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Michael Grandberry WR, 5-10, 170, Fr. Covington, TN (Covington HS) Lettered at running back for Covington High in 2003 ... Had 134 carries for 1,028 yards and 18 touchdowns in the regular season and added 477 yards and six touchdowns in the state playoff games ... Had 16 pass receptions for 140 yards in 2003 ... Averaged 28.0 yards per kickoff return and had one return for 100 yards in 2003 ... Credited with two pass interceptions as a defensive back and returned the two interceptions for 114 yards and one score ... Rushed the ball 21 times for 124 yards and one touchdown in the Ripley game in 2003 ... Scored three touchdowns in Covington’s win over Dyer County HS ... Finished the game with 105 yards rushing ... Helped Covington to the state championship game in Murfreesboro ... Was named to the honorable mention Associated Press All-State team in 2003 ... Named to the 2003 Tennessee Football Coaches Association 3-A All-State team ... Ranked 30th in Shelby-Metro in 2002 in rushing with 147 carries for 762 yards and five touchdowns ... Averaged 5.2 yards per attempt ... Led Region 8-3A in scoring with 112 points on 18

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Van Houston DL, 6-6, 330, Jr. Okolona, MS (Itawamba CC) Was a two-year letterman in the defensive line at Itawamba Community College ... Started all 11 games of the 2003 season and helped ICC to a 4-5 record ... Was selected to play in the Mississippi Community College All-Star game in 2003 ... Was named the MVP Defensive Lineman of the All-Star game ... Was a part-time starter as a freshman at ICC ... Played his prep football at Okolona High School in Okolona, Mississippi ... Lettered as an offensive and defensive lineman.

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Will Hudgens QB, 6-3, 200, Fr. Memphis, TN (Ridgeway HS) Starter at quarterback for four years at Ridgeway High School in Memphis ... Had 231 yards rushing on 71 attempts and scored five touchdowns in 2003 ... Completed 68-of-142 pass attempts for 1,048 yards during the regular season and added 155 yards passing in the state playoffs ... Finished the season with 1,203 yards passing ... Punted 27 times for 1,008 yards during the regular season ... Averaged 37.32 yards per kick ... Named to the 2003 Preseason All-Shelby Metro first team offense ... Led Shelby Metro Region 3A in passing percentage in 2002 with a mark of .500 ... Completed 70 of 140 pass attempts for 1,165 and 15 touchdowns in 2002 ... Was ranked fourth in passing efficiency with a 146.7 mark ... Was ranked 34th overall in Shelby Metro in total offense with 1,386 yards (1,165 yards passing; 221 yards rushing) ... Handled the punting duties for Ridgeway in 2002 and averaged 33.19 yards per punt ... Had 42 punts for 1,394 yards ... Named to the All-MIAA 3-A team in

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Rushed for over 650 yards in 2003 and tallied 360 yards receiving with 16 total touchdowns ... Was credited with 87 tackles in 2003 ... Was credited with 110 tackles, seven pass interceptions and scored seven touchdowns as a junior in 2002 ... Helped his team reach the state class 5-A semifinals ... Named to the All-Shelby Suburban Team in 2002 ... Received offers from Auburn and Mississippi State.

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Greg Hinds DB, 6-1, 220, Fr. Southaven, MS (Southaven HS) One of the most highly sought after recruits in Mississippi and the Mid-South area ... Rated as the number one prospect in the state of Mississippi by Rivals.com ... Was an all-state selection at Southaven High School ... Had 114 carries for 670 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2003 ... Also caught 21 passes for 373 yards ... Averaged 17.76 yards per reception in 2003 ... Scored a total of 88 points in 2003 ... Named to The Commercial Appeal’s Best of The Preps for 2003 in football ... Was named to the All-Region 1 5-A team in 2003 ... Ranked as the number six athlete in the nation by Rivals.com and the number 96 player overall in this year’s senior class ... Ranked number 41 in the Southeastern Elite 88 in 2003 ... Rated as the number three prep prospect in the state of Mississippi by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger ... Ranked by Tom Lemming as the number two safety prospect in the nation ...

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Heath Grant ILB, 6-1, 220, Fr. Starkville, MS (Starkville HS) Set the Starkville High School record for tackles in a single season with 178 in 2003 ... Was a first team Mississippi Association of Coaches AllState selection in 2003 ... Was Region 1-5A Defensive Co-MVP in 2003 ... Was named to The Clarion-Ledger second team All-State squad ... Recorded 98 solo tackles, nine tackles for lost yardage, two quarterback sacks, four pass interceptions and two fumble recoveries in route to his record-setting 2003 season ... Father coached at Ole Miss and Mississippi State with Tiger defensive coordinator Joe Lee Dunn ... Also a baseball letterwinner at Starkville High.

touchdowns and two extra points ... Credited with 31 solo tackles, eight assists, six pass interceptions and two fumble recoveries in 2002 ... Averaged 9.3 points per game which ranked eighth in Shelby-Metro ... Was ranked 31st in ShelbyMetro in all-purpose yardage with 1,200 for an average of 100.0 yards per game ... Had twoyear (‘02-’03) rushing totals of 281 carries for 2,267 yards and 29 touchdowns.

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2002 ... Helped Ridgeway High to an 8-5 record in 2001 ... Was ranked eighth in Region 8-3A in passing in 2001 ... Completed 25-of-79 for 439 yards and five touchdowns in just eight games played ... Was ranked 14th in total offense with 536 yards ... Averaged 70.4 yards per game as a sophomore ... Was named to the All-Region 83A Team in 2000 as a true freshman ... Led his Ridgeway team to an 11-1 record ... Was ranked second in the region in passing ... Completed 64-of-157 pass attempts for 1,191 yards and 14 touchdowns ... Was rated third in the region in total offense with 1,300 yards ... Averaged 108.3 yards per game in total offense ... Fouryear passing totals were 234-of-534 for 3,998 yards and 34 touchdowns.

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Tyus Jackson DE, 6-3, 250, r-Jr. Birmingham, AL (NE Mississippi CC) Signed with Memphis in the winter of 2003 but stayed at Northeast Mississippi Community College to complete class work ... Was redshirted in the fall of 2003 and will have two years of eligibility with the Tigers ... Lettered for two years at defensive end at Northeast Mississippi CC ... Selected to the Mississippi 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.

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Maurice Jones WR, 6-2, 185, Fr. Memphis, TN (White Station HS) Lettered at wide receiver during the 2003 season for White Station High ... Caught 41 passes for 851 yards during the regular season and added 12 receptions for 191 yards in the state playoff games ... Finished the 2003 season with 53 receptions for 1,042 yards and 14 touchdowns ... Had five pass receptions for 69 yards in the Bolton game in 2003 ... Caught a 10-yard touchdown pass in the Spartans’ win over Hamilton in 2003 ... Had four punt returns for 83 yards in 2003 ... Ranked fifth in Shelby-Metro in receiving in 2002 with 42 catches for 668 yards and nine touchdowns ... Averaged 15.9 yards per catch in 2002 ... Was ranked third in ShelbyMetro in receptions per game with an average

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season All-Tennessee Team in 2003 ... Named to the 2003 Preseason All-Shelby Metro first team offense ... Was also named to the All ShelbyMetro first team and the Division 2 All-State team ... Was selected to play in the AXA Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game in 2003 ... Has been picked to play in the 2004 East-West Shrine AllStar Classic ... Was a first team All-Division 2 selection in 2002 ... Helped his CBHS team to a 7-4 record in 2002 ... Was named second team All-Tennessee in 2002 ... Was named to the AllMIAA Team in 2002 (Private School Division).

TiQuinton Morrell OLB, 6-1, 205, Fr. Atlanta, GA (Douglass HS) Was a second team All-Metro Atlanta selection in 2003 ... Credited with 59 solo tackles, 43 assists, six quarterback sacks, one pass interception, and four fumble recoveries ... Was a three-year member of the Douglass High team and a two-year starter at linebacker ... Helped his team to a 8-3 record in 2003 and the second round of the state 5-A playoffs.

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Brandon Patterson DB, 6-1, 185, Fr. Germantown, TN (Germantown HS) Played both quarterback and defensive back for Germantown High School ... Led the Red Devils to the 2003 Tennessee 5-A state championship ... Had eight rushes for 53 yards in the state championship game ... Scored the only touchdown for Germantown in the state 5-A championship game ... Had 52 rushing attempts for 347 yards and scored seven touchdowns during the 2003 regular season ... Added 187 yards rushing and one touchdown in the state playoffs ... Completed 34-of-55 pass attempts for 453 yards and four touchdowns and had 204 yards passing in the state playoff games ... Finished the season 45of-77 passing for 657 yards ... Logged two pass interceptions as a defensive back ... Named to the 2003 Preseason All-Shelby Metro first team defense ... Played defensive back in 2002 and tied for the lead in Region 8 5-A in pass interceptions ... Had five interceptions returned for 69 yards and one touchdown ... Averaged 13.8 yards per interceptions return ... Helped Germantown to a 13-1 record before a semifinal loss in the state playoffs.

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Brandon Pearce OT, 6-5, 270, Fr. Memphis, TN (CBHS) Was a three-year letterman in the offensive line at CBHS in Memphis, playing left offensive tackle ... Named to The Commercial Appeal’s Best of The Preps for 2003 in football ... Selected as a member of the 2003 Associated Press All-State Team in 2003 (first team) ... Named to the pre-

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Cortez McCraney DE, 6-4, 220, Fr. Southaven, MS (Southaven HS) Did not begin playing football until his senior season ... Played safety and defensive end for Southaven High School ... Rated as one of the Top 40 prospects in the state of Mississippi by The Clarion-Ledger ... Was named to the All-Region 1 5-A team in 2003 ... Attended Whitehaven High in Memphis before transferring to Southaven High.

Antonio McCoy WR, 6-0, 165, Fr. Starkville, MS (Starkville HS) Starting wide receiver at Starkville High in 2003 ... Rated by The Clarion Ledger as one of the Top 40 prospects in the state for 2003 ... Had two touchdown receptions against Horn Lake High in 2003 ... Finished the 2003 season with 29 catches for over 700 yards ... Had five touchdown receptions as a senior ... Was a first team Mississippi Association of Coaches All-State selection in 2003 ... Was named the Region 1-5A Special Teams Player of the Year in 2003 ... Was named to the 2003 Region 1-5A Team ... Was a Clarion-Ledger first team All-State selection in 2003 ... Was also a baseball letterman for Starkville High ... Has posted time of 4.5 in the 40-yard dash.

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of 4.2 ... Tied for first in Region 8-5A in touchdown catches in 2002 with nine ... Also tied for first in Region 8-5A in total catches with 42 ... Was 38th in Shelby-Metro in scoring with 54 points ... Was named to the All Region 8-5A team as a junior ... Was third in the region in average receiving yards per game at 66.8 and ranked fifth in scoring and 10th in all-purpose yards per game ... Over past two seasons had 101 receptions for 1,710 yards and 23 touchdowns.

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Rubio Phillips DE, 6-2, 250, Jr. Kosciusko, MS (Holmes CC) Two-year starter at defensive end at Holmes Community College ... Was credited with 50 solo tackles, 16 assisted hits in 2003 ... His 66 total tackles ranked third at Holmes in 2003 ... Led the team in tackles for lost yardage with 12 for 24 yards ... Had six quarterback sacks for minus 40 yards ... Was named second team All-Mississippi Community College in 2003 ... Helped his 2002 Holmes squad to the state championship with wins over Pearl River and Jones ... Holmes had 9-2 record in 2002.

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Carlton Robinzine WR, 6-5, 190, Fr. Memphis, TN (Bolton HS) Lettered as a wide receiver at Bolton High ... Caught 18 passes for 328 yards and five touchdowns during the regular season and had nine catches for 140 yards and two scores in the state playoffs ... Finished the 2003 season with 27 receptions for 468 yards ... Had a touchdown reception in the Wildcats win over Overton High and ended game with three catches for 34 yards ... Had a 67-yard run for a touchdown in Bolton’s win over Harding Academy ... Caught a 40-yard touchdown pass in the final :04 seconds of the Collierville game to give Bolton a 28-25 victory in the opening round of the state 5-A playoffs ... Finished the game with three receptions for 71 yards ... Had a 34-yard touchdown pass against White Station and ended the game with three catches for 42 yards ... Also worked as the backup punt returner and had three returns for 103

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had 10 career kickoff returns for 282 yards and one touchdown ... Totaled 4,706 yards in allpurpose yardage in his career at Crockett County High ... Credited with 161 career tackles, including 129 solo tackles, 32 pass breakups, 11 pass interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns, one fumble recovery and five caused fumbles.

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Earnest Williams WR, 6-0, 170, Fr. Alamo, TN (Crockett County HS) Was named Mr. Football for Class 3A in the state of Tennessee in 2003 ... Was selected as the West Tennessee Defensive Player of the Year in 2003 ... Named to the 2003 All-Tennessee Team as a first team defense back ... Was named to the Tennessee All-State team in 2001, 2002 and 2003 ... Rushed for 1,498 yards and 21 touchdowns in 2003 ... Averaged 10.62 yards per carry ... Caught 16 passes for 275 yards and five touchdowns ... Had four punt returns for 117 yards and two touchdowns ... Averaged 29.2 yards per return ... Had 1,933 yards in all-purpose yardage and 29 touchdowns ... Averaged 11.93 yards per touch in 2003 ... Was credited with 66 total tackles on defense and logged 14 pass breakups, four interceptions, one fumble recovery and two caused fumbles ... Was named the Player of the Week during the 2003 season when he rushed for 105 yards and one touchdown, caught two passes for 85 yards and a touchdown and returned a punt for 56 yards and a touchdown ... Had 244 all-purpose yards in that game ... Career rushing totals read 327 carries for 3,393 yards and 37 touchdowns ... Had 38 career pass receptions for 712 yards and eight touchdowns ... Totaled 15 career punt returns for 319 yards and three touchdowns and

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Brett Russell TE, 6-3, 220, Fr. Memphis, TN (CBHS) Was the most active pass-catching tight end in the Shelby-Metro area over the past three years ... Had 12 receptions for 236 yards during the 2003 regular season and added three catches for 35 yards in the playoffs ... Finished the 2003 season with 15 receptions for 271 yards ... Averaged 18.1 yards per receptions in 2003 ... Named to the preseason All-Tennessee Team in 2003 ... Named to the 2003 Preseason All-Shelby Metro first team offense ... Named to The Commercial Appeal’s 2003 Best of the Preps (Private School Division) ... Was also named to the All Shelby-Metro first team and the Division 2 AllState team ... Was selected to play in the AXA Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game in 2003 ... Has been picked to play in the East-West Shrine All-Star Classic ... Was ranked ninth in ShelbyMetro in receiving yards per game in 2002 ... Had 31 pass receptions for 677 yards and six touchdowns in 2002 ... Averaged 21.8 yards per reception ... Was ranked 10th in Shelby Metro in catches per game with an average of 2.8 ... Was a first team All-Division 2 selection in 2002 ... Helped his CBHS team to a 7-4 record in 2002 ... Was named to the All-Shelby Metro Team (2nd) in 2002 ... Was named to the All-MIAA Team in 2002 (Private School Division) ... Was named second team All-Tennessee in 2002 ... Was named to the 2002 Tennessee Sportswriters Division 2 All-State team ... Had 46 receptions for 948 yards over the past two seasons.

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Rod Smith DB, 6-1, 205, Fr. Milan, TN (Milan HS) Was named Mr. Football Class 2-A for the state of Tennessee in 2003 ... Also named as a member of the Associated Press All-State team in 2003 ... Was a four-year letterman for the Bulldogs ... Rushed for 1,921 yards on 220 carries and scored 35 touchdowns in 2003 ... Was credited with 70 tackles, including 51 solo stops, and three pass interceptions ... Rushed for 5,174 yards and scored 74 rushing touchdowns during his high school career ... Was credited with 168 solo tackles, 14 pass interceptions and seven blocked punts over his four year career as a defensive back ... Was named to the All-Tennessee 2-A Team in 2002 ... Lettered in basketball as the center for the Milan squad.

yards including an 86-yard return for a touchdown ... Was named to the Class AAA All-Metro track team in 2003 ... Placed fourth in the Tennessee state high school championships in the 100 meters with a time of 10.99 in the finals ... Was named to the All Region 7-5A in 2002 after helping Bolton High School to an 8-3 record ... Was ranked second in the region in receiving with 19 catches for 372 yards and six touchdowns ... Averaged 19.6 yards per game as a junior ... Was ranked 12th in Region 7-5A in scoring in 2002 ... Over past two seasons had 46 catches for 840 yards.

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Ryan Williams NT, 6-2, 290, Fr. Memphis, TN (CBHS) Named to the 2003 Preseason All-Shelby Metro first team defense ... Named to The Commercial Appeal’s 2003 Best of the Preps (Private School Division) ... Was also named to the All ShelbyMetro first team and the Division 2 All-State team ... Was selected to play in the AXA Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game in 2003 ... Has been picked to play in the East-West Shrine All-Star Classic ... Was a four-year letterman for the Brothers who started every game at CBHS since the eighth game of his freshman season ... Was credited with 30 solo tackles, 45 assisted tackles, 15 tackles for lost yardage (-64 yards), seven quarterback sacks (-46 yards), one pass interception returned for a touchdown, three pass breakups and two fumble recoveries in 2003 ... Had his touchdown return against Melrose High ... Was named the Super 7 Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2003.

Walk-on Success WILL HYDEN

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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 & MIAMI DOLPHINS) AND MICHAEL STONE (ARIZONA CARDINALS). MEMPHIS’S FORMER ALL-TIME SINGLE SEASON RUSHER, GERARD ARNOLD, CAME TO THE TIGERS AS A WALK-ON. ARNOLD RUSHED FOR A THEN UM RECORD 1,059 YARDS DURING THE 1998 SEASON. HE IS ONE OF JUST FIVE BACKS TO GAIN OVER 2,000 YARDS IN THEIR CAREERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS.

A WALK-ON CANDIDATE IN THE SECONDARY, MICHAEL STONE

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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 WAS A STARTER IN THE SECONDARY FOR THE CAROLINA PANTHERS IN THE 2004 SUPER BOWL AND IS NOW A MEMBER OF THE MIAMI DOLPHINS SECONDARY.

IMMEDIATELY EARNED A SCHOLARSHIP AT MEMPHIS. HE NOW PLAYS FOR THE ARIZONA CARDINALS OF THE NFL.

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Taurus Henderson, DB (1996), Joe Hennelly, S (1983-85), Trell Hooper, DB/QB (1981-85), Reginald Howard, DB (1998-99), Will Hyden, ILB (2003), Kosha Irby, DB (1996-00), Ryan Ivey, Holder (2002-03), 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 (198182), 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 (1985-87, 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).

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