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Assistant Coaches ..................... 24-33 Support Staff.............................. 34-36

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

MEET THE TIGERS

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

A position-by-position preview of the 2007 Tigers, depth chart and rosters. 2007 Outlook ............................. 12-16 Depth Chart ............................... 12-13 Rosters ...................................... 17-18

COACHES & STAFF Bios of Head Coach Tommy West, his assistants and the Tiger football support staff. Tommy West .............................. 20-23

CREDITS The 2007 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.

2007 Tigers ................................ 38-69 2007 Signing Class.................... 70-72

2007 OPPONENTS A look at all 12 of Memphis’ opponents this season, along with series results. 2007 Opponents ........................ 74-76 Series Versus ‘07 Opponents......... 77-78

REVIEW OF 2006 Game-by-game recaps, final statistics, superlatives, miscellaneous statistics and key player departures.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Photos were taken by professional sports photographers Joe Murphy, Rob Johnson, Paul Levy, Troy Glasgow, Gary Walpole, Amir Gamzu, Taylor Wilson, Rick Yeats, Gil Michael, Lindsey Lissau, Julia Weeks & The Commercial Appeal Photography Dept. Special thanks to the NFL Media Relations Offices of the Amsterdam Admirals, Berlin Thunder (City-Press, Berlin) Colts, Jets, Lions, Panthers, Patriots, Rams, Saints (Michael C. Hebert), Titans and Vikings for assisting with photos of current Tigers playing in the NFL. Aerial photography of the Liberty Bowl was provided by Wayne Breeden of Helicopters Inc. UOM015-FY/0708/5M5C EBSCO Media 801 5th Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35233

DATE Sept. 3 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 5 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Nov. 25

C- USA: 1-7

Facts and figures through Memphis’ storied history of collegiate football.

A look at Conference USA as a whole and composite schedule for the league.

Historical Facts ...................... 178-186 Homes of the Tigers ..................... 184 Conference Affiliations .................. 186

About C-USA ......................... 104-105 C-USA Composite Schedule ........ 105 C-USA Bowl Affiliations................. 106

THE UNIVERSITY

Scoring ...................................108-110 Rushing ..................................110-113 Passing ...................................113-116 Receiving ................................116-118 Total Offense ..........................118-119 All-Purpose Yards ......................... 120 Punting .................................. 121-122 Kicking ................................... 122-123 Kickoff Returns ...................... 123-125 Punt Returns.......................... 125-126 Defense ................................. 126-128 Miscellaneous ........................ 128-129 Top Ranked Tigers................. 130-132 The Last Time ........................ 133-135 Annual Statistics ........................... 136 Lou Groza Award .......................... 137 Honored Tigers ...................... 138-145 Retired Jerseys...................... 146-147 All-Star Games ............................. 148 Bowl History........................... 149-153 Undefeated Teams ....................... 154 All-Time Coaches .................. 155-157 All-Time Letterwinners ........... 158-162 Tigers in the Pros .................. 163-164 Series Records ...................... 165-168 Year-By-Year Results ............ 169-175 Tiger Milestones ........................... 176

ATT. 55,549 34,419 37,431 61,783 20,644 31,758 30,059 29,204 28,103 20,611 20,344 31,462

Overall: 401,367 (33,447) Home: 227,077 (32,440) Away: 174,290 (34,858)

CONFERENCE USA

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

SCORE 25-28 33-14 20-35 7-41 29-35 23-26 14-35 27-41 21-42 24-26 20-23 (ot) 38-19

Away: 1-4

2006 ATTENDANCE TOTALS HISTORY

RECORDS

Home: 1-6

OPPONENT at Ole Miss (ESPN) Chattanooga at East Carolina* Tennessee (ESPN) at UAB* Arkansas State Tulsa* (CSTV) at Marshall* Southern Miss* (ESPN) UCF* (CSTV) Houston* at UTEP*

Game Recaps............................ 80-91 2006 Statistics ........................... 92-98 Key Departures........................ 99-102

EDITOR: Jennifer Rodrigues ASSISTANCE: Brandon Kolditz (covers/design elements), Bob Winn, Lamar Chance, Tammy DeGroff, Ben Wright

Overall Record: 2-10

An inside look at University of Memphis President Dr. Shirley Raines, Athletic Director R.C. Johnson, the U of M campus and Tiger Athletics. U of M Facts/Figures ............. 188-189 Dr. Shirley Raines ......................... 190 R.C. Johnson ................................ 191 Athletic Staff .......................... 192-194 Athletic Complex........................... 195 Athletic Facilities ........................... 196 Athletic Training ............................ 197 Equipment Staff ............................ 198 Strength & Conditioning................ 199 Tigers in the Pros .................. 200-201 Academic Center .......................... 202 Tiger Traditions ............................. 203 City of Memphis ..................... 204-205 Tiger Gameday ............................. 206

ON THE COVER: (from left to right; clockwise) Martin Hankins, Head Coach Tommy West and Joseph Doss

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

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

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2007 OUTLOOK

Bios, stats and inside information on this year’s Tiger squad.

2006 RESULTS

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QUICK FACTS Nickname:...........................................Tigers Mascot: .....................................Bengal Tiger Enrollment: ........................................20,562 Colors: ............................ Royal Blue & Gray Conference: ....................... Conference USA Stadium: ................... Liberty Bowl Memorial Capacity:............................................62,380 Playing Surface: .............................FieldTurf Affiliation: ......................... NCAA Division I-A President: ................... Dr. Shirley C. Raines Athletic Director: ..................... R.C. Johnson Faculty Rep.: ...................... Dr. Phillip Kolbe Head Coach:............................ Tommy West Overall Record:............... 69-73-0 (12 years) Record at U of M: ............. 34-38-0 (6 years) Basic Offense: ................................“Spread” Basic Defense: .......................... Multiple 4-3 2006 Record: ..................................... 2-10-0 C-USA Record/Finish: .............. 1-7/6th East All-Time Record: ........................ 419-436-32 First Year of Competition: .....................1912 Bowl Appearances: .....................................5 Last Appearance:.......2005, Motor City Bowl Bowl Record: ....................................... 4-1-0 First-Team All-Americans:.........................15 Offensive Starters Returning: .....................7 Defensive Starters Returning: .................... 7 Special Team Starters Returning: ...............1 Total Lettermen Returning: ...................... 45 Total Lettermen Lost: ............................... 25

PRESS POLICIES Working press will be admitted to Level 2 of the Liberty Bowl press box, where approximately 90 seats are available. Credentials are issued according to the following criteria: 1. Local newspapers, wire services, national publications, newspapers from the opponent’s area, and student newspapers from Memphis and the opponent. 2. Other daily newspapers with preference to those which regularly cover the Memphis Tigers. 3. Radio and television personnel not broadcasting, but considered reporting (seats may be provided in the stands and locker room access granted). 4. Non-daily newspapers, with preference to those which regularly cover Memphis football. 5. National websites and the official website of the opponent. 6. Scouts. 7. 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 writer’s status. Your cooperation and understanding is requested in such instances.

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

The 2007 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 Athletic Media Relations Office at 901-678-2337. located on the fourth floor of the press box in the visiting radio booth. Credentials are issued to working press only. We ask that 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 championship guidelines. Credentials and parking passes are issued on a game-by-game basis.

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

PARKING

of the press box. Visiting radio can contact Jennifer Rodrigues for the telephone numbers.

STATS/SERVICES Memphis will provide complete game statistics, including play-by-play, post-game notes and coaches’ quotes in the press box. Statistics are also delivered to the radio booths throughout the game. Light food and beverages will be available in the press box throughout the game. Please contact a member of the Athletic Media Relations staff in advance if you will need statistics faxed or e-mailed to your organization. The entire statistical package will be posted at both www.GoTigersGo.com and www.collegepressbox.com immediately following the game.

POSTGAME INTERVIEWS

The 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.

The University of Memphis locker room is closed to members of the media following all games. At home games, head coach Tommy West will be available in the Tiger interview room after the cooling off period. Requested players will be available for interviews in the endzone area. No media are permitted to interview coaches or players on the field prior to the 10-minute cooling off period.

TELEPHONES/INTERNET

SPOTTERS

There are four general telephone lines located on the second floor of the press box at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium/Rex Dockery Field. These are for first-come, first-serve use only. It is suggested that media members, who want to order their own telephone lines, should first contact Jennifer Rodrigues at 901-678-2397 to inquire as to their seat location for the game. Once seat assignments are established, the media representative can call BellSouth offices at 1-800-766-9115 to order their telephone service. It is very important that you indicate your seat location when you place the order. The address of Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium is 335 South Hollywood Street, Memphis, TN 38104. Wireless internet service is available on the second and fourth floors of the press box. No password is needed to access the service.

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

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 WREC600 Radio also provide courtesy telephone lines for the visiting radio broadcast. There are three standard lines and one ISDN line installed in the visiting radio booth on the fourth floor

PHOTOGRAPHERS The sidelines at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium/ Rex Dockery Field are very restricted and space is limited. Passes will be issued only for approved photographers representing daily newspapers, wire services, student newspapers, television stations and the athletic media relations office. Photographers will be restricted to the areas outside the 25yard lines. Credentials will not be issued to freelance photographers. No photographers will be allowed inside the team bench areas in accordance with NCAA regulations. Photographers are not permitted to sell photos taken at U of M football games. All photographers must present their credential to an SID representative at the base of the press box elevator to receive a photo armband which allows access to the field during the game. All camera personnel must wear the armband in addition to the photo credential to remain on the field.


PRACTICE ATTENDANCE

Head coach Tommy West will hold his weekly press luncheon on Mondays at 11:30 a.m. 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 a.m. The press conference begins at noon. Efforts will be made to have several players attend the press luncheon on Monday, based on class schedules.

CONTACTING COACH WEST The best time to reach head coach Tommy West is between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday. All interview requests must be placed through Jennifer Rodrigues of the Athletic Media Relations Office at 901-678-2397.

PRE-GAME NOTES The University of Memphis Athletic Media Relations Office places all of its game notes and statistics on the www.GoTigersGo.com and collegepressbox. com websites by Monday morning of each game week. If you have trouble accessing the information on the website, please contact Jennifer Rodrigues for a PDF of the file to be e-mailed directly to you.

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

C-USA WEBSITE Additional football information about Conference USA and its member institutions can be obtained by

Conference USA hosts a weekly coaches teleconference on select Mondays throughout the 2007 football season. Individual teleconferences with each head coach are held on Monday afternoons beginning at 1 p.m. CDT. Coach Tommy West is available on the teleconference at 2:22 p.m. CDT. The call-in number will be available prior to the start of the season. Below is the full schedule for each week. All times listed as CDT: 1:00 p.m. 1:05 p.m. 1:12 p.m. 1:19 p.m. 1:26 p.m. 1:33 p.m.

Players of the Week/Notes Skip Holtz, East Carolina Mark Snyder, Marshall George O’Leary, UCF Jeff Bower, USM Art Briles, Houston

David Bailiff, Rice Phil Bennett, SMU Bob Toledo, Tulane Neil Callaway, UAB Mike Price, UTEP Todd Graham, Tulsa Tommy West, Memphis

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

ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS CONTACTS BRANDON KOLDITZ

JENNIFER RODRIGUES Director

Assistant

O: 901-678-2397 C: 901-734-9951 E-mail:

O: 901-678-2444 C: 901-871-5475 E-mail:

jmpowers@memphis.edu

wkolditz@memphis.edu

LAMAR CHANCE

EVAN ELLIOTT

Assistant

Intern

O: 901-678-2349 C: 901-734-9949 E-mail:

O: 901-678-5294

lchance1@memphis.edu

elliott.evan@memphis.edu

TAMMY DeGROFF

DENISE THOMPSON

E-mail:

Assistant

Intern

O: 901-678-5787 C: 901-734-1504 E-mail:

O: 901-678-5294

tdegroff@memphis.edu

dthmpsn2@memphis.edu

E-mail:

MARTHA WOODS

JASON REDD Assistant

Admin. Asst.

O: 901-678-4640 C: 901-734-0565 E-mail:

O: 901-678-2337 F: 901-678-4134 E-mail:

jredd@memphis.edu

mwoods@memphis.edu

Athletic Media Relations 203 Athletic Office Bldg. Memphis, TN 38152 Main Number: 901-678-2337/Fax: 901-678-4134

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MONDAY PRESS CONFERENCES

C-USA TELECONFERENCE

1:40 p.m. 1:47 p.m. 1:54 p.m. 2:01 p.m. 2:08 p.m. 2:15 p.m. 2:22 p.m.

MEDIA INFO

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. During the week, players and assistant coaches are available prior to their team meeting, and will not be made available following practice, unless arrangements have been made in advance. Coach West will be made available through practice on Thursday on game weeks. On weeks where games are played on days other than Saturday, please contact Jennifer Rodrigues for the cut-off days for interviews.

logging on to www.conferenceusa.com. The conference site has up-to-date statistics and rankings of all league schools.


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MEDIA COVERING THE TIGERS/TRAVEL PLANS NEWSPAPER Commercial Appeal 901-529-2360/Fax: 901-529-2362 495 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38103 sports@commercialappeal.com Phil Stukenborg (beat writer), Geoff Calkins, Dan Wolken, Jason Smith, Gary Robinson (sports editor) Associated Press 901-525-1972/Fax: 901-525-1978 495 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38103 Woody Baird, Clay Bailey Memphis Flyer 901-521-9000/Fax: 901-521-0129 460 Tennessee Street Memphis, TN 38101 Frank Murtaugh Daily Helmsman 901-678-2192/Fax: 901-678-4792 Meeman Bldg, 113 Memphis, TN 38152 Shari Lofton, Tim Miller Tri-State Defender 901-523-1818/Fax: 901-523-1820 124 Calhoun Avenue East Memphis, TN 38103 Bill Little Evening Times 870-735-1010/Fax: 870-735-1020 105 East Bond, PO Box 459 West Memphis, AR 72303 Daniel McCrosky Jackson Sun 731-427-3333/Fax: 731-425-9639 245 West Lafayette Jackson, TN 38301 Dan Morris, John Denton, Bob Heist Shelby Sun Times 901-755-7386/Fax: 901-755-0827 7508 Capital Drive Cordova, TN 38138 Wally Wellman, Buck Patton Germantown News 901-754-0337/Fax: 901-754-2961 7545 North Street Germantown, TN 38138 Dan Moore Covington Leader 901-476-7116/Fax: 901-476-0373 2001 Hwy. 51 South Covington, TN 38019 Jeff Ireland The Tennessean 615-259-8010/ ... Fax: 615-259-8826 1100 Broadway Nashville, TN 37202 Bob McClellan (sports editor)

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

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

ON THE ROAD WITH THE TIGERS ARKANSAS STATE Sept. 8 Holiday Inn at the University of Memphis 3700 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38111 p. 901-678-8200 f. 901-678-0536

UCF Sept. 22 The Peabody Hotel 9801 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819 p. 407-352-4000 f. 407-351-3501

RICE Oct. 20 Marriott West Loop 1750 West Loop South Houston, TX 77027 p. 713-624-1528 f. 713-624-1568

TULANE Oct. 27 Wyndham New Orleans at Canal Place 100 Rue Iberville New Orleans, LA 70130 p. 504-566-7006 f. 504-553-5133

SOUTHERN MISS Nov. 10 Hilton Hotel Jackson 1001 E County Line Road Jackson, MS 39211 p. 601-957-2800 f. 601-978-2242


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LIBERTY BOWL STADIUM INFORMATION

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STADIUM LOCATION

LOCKER ROOMS

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

Both the Tiger and visitor locker rooms are located in the south tunnel which is located directly under the JumboTron scoreboard.

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 AutoZone/ Liberty Bowl, which features the champion of Conference USA. Capacity of the Liberty Bowl is 62,380.

PLAYING SURFACE

STADIUM MANAGER To reach the Liberty Bowl stadium manager call 901-729-4344.

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

DIRECTIONS TO LIBERTY BOWL STADIUM FROM AIRPORT

mile to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, which will be located on your right.

FROM WEST OF MEMPHIS

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

FROM EAST MEMPHIS

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

FROM 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

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

FROM EAST OF MEMPHIS If you are arriving in Memphis from the East and you are on I-40 west, continue to head East as I-40 will turn into Sam Cooper Blvd. Stay on Sam Cooper Blvd. to Hollywood Street and turn left and travel two and a half miles to the stadium.


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LIBERTY BOWL MEMORIAL STADIUM

STADIUM FACTS Capacity............................................. 62,380 Surface ...........................................FieldTurf Location ...................... 335 South Hollywood First Game .............................Sept. 18, 1965 Opponent ........................................ Ole Miss Score ................... Ole Miss 34, Memphis 14 All-Time Home Record .................131-112-7 West’s Home Record ........................21-16-0 Most Points Scored ..... 69 vs Louisville (‘69) Most Points by Opponent ...56, Louisville (‘04) Serves as the host site for the annual AutoZone/Liberty Bowl Classic

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

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

The largest crowd Memphis has ever played in front of was 107,261 when the Tigers fell to Tennessee in Knoxville during the ‘99 season.

The University of Memphis football program is very fortunate to have one of the finest football facilities in the nation in which to play its home football games. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, “built by the citizens of Memphis,” is a memorial to the veterans of World War I, World War II and the Korean War. The renovated 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 Services Department. The Tigers inaugurated the stadium in the fall of 1965 and in 42 years, have compiled a 131-112-7 record in the Liberty Bowl. The stadium features a synthetic FieldTurf playing surface, spacious locker rooms and a four-level press box, which features a stadium club for VIPs. The playing surface, which had been natural grass through the 2004 season, was replaced with the new FieldTurf surface that is used in more than 25 NCAA Division IA football stadiums. In December of 1983, city of Memphis officials named the playing surface Rex Dockery Field in honor of the late Tiger coach who was killed in a plane crash. In the spring of 1984, the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Memphis added a new scoreboard and sound system to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium/Rex Dockery Field. The computer operated scoreboard is 100-feet long and stands 23-feet high. It has a 16’ x

32’ message center and was the largest scoreboard in the Mid-South at the time. Included in the 1987 stadium renovation were the addition of the sky-suites located on the east side of the stadium, approximately 12,000 seats in the stands and a stadium club to accommodate donors. In addition, several areas of the stadium were vastly improved, including the lighting system, playing surface, handicap seating area, concession stands and restroom facilities. In 1999, the city of Memphis and Jumbotron entered into an agreement which placed a new 18’ x 24’ video scoreboard system in the south end of the stadium. In addition to the new $850,000 playing surface for the 2005 season, the stadium has also undergone minor aesthetic changes that have made the stadium look more like the “Home of the Tigers.” The stadium is also the host site of the annual AutoZone/Liberty Bowl game each December, as well as the Southern Heritage Classic. Located near the Memphis Fairgrounds, the stadium also hosted the Tennessee-Kentucky High School All-Star game in 1994. Throughout the 42-year history, several professional teams have called the Liberty Bowl home. In 1974, the Grizzlies of the World Football League played their one and only season in Memphis. From 1978-80, the stadium was host to the Memphis Rogues of the North American Soccer League, and later in 1984-85 to the Showboats of the U.S. Football League. Three other teams spent just one season in the Liberty Bowl including the Memphis Maniax of the XFL (2001), the Tennessee Oilers (1997) and the Memphis Mad Dogs of the CFL (1995). The largest crowd to witness a Memphis home football game at the Liberty Bowl was the record-setting 65,885 who attended the Tigers’ stunning upset of No. 6 ranked Tennessee in 1996. The Tigers defeated the Vols, 21-17, before a regionally-televised audience on CBS-TV. The entire nation, however, saw Memphis’ game-winning drive when CBS carried the final five minutes nationally. In 2004, Memphis hosted Louisville for an ESPNbroadcasted Thursday night game. A crowd of 52,384 fans came out for the game, marking the largest Tiger crowd for a non-SEC opponent. That same season, Memphis set a new home attendance average record with 41,175 fans in just five games. The previous high average was 40,622 in 2003, and that was for seven home games.

ALL-TIME ATTENDANCE YEAR G 1965 5 1966 5 1967 6 1968 5 1969 6 1970 6 1971 8 1972 7 1973 6 1974 6 1975 6 1976 7 1977 7 1978 6 1979 6 1980 6 1981 5 1982 6 1983 5 1984 6 1985 6 1986 4 1987 6 1988 7 1989 6 1990 6 1991 6 1992 6 1993 5 1994 6 1995 5 1996 6 1997 6 1998 6 1999 6 2000 6 2001 6 2002 6 2003 7 2004 5 2005 6 2006 7 TOT 250

ATT 156,389 130,524 148,934 155,379 166,902 142,187 173,449 194,222 159,081 174,172 144,453 281,966 198,686 158,696 168,200 143,105 158,203 102,003 183,671 235,269 221,477 110,932 206,848 178,767 201,378 157,346 191,896 224,449 126,342 149,943 99,629 214,511 121,340 140,871 185,044 190,055 154,334 175,542 **284,352 205,874 239,946 227,077 7,067,047

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

RECORD 3-2-0 4-1-0 5-1-0 3-2-0 5-1-0 4-2-0 3-5-0 4-3-0 4-2-0 4-2-0 3-3-0 5-2-0 5-2-0 3-3-0 3-3-0 2-4-0 0-5-0 1-5-0 2-2-1 4-1-1 1-3-2 0-4-0 4-1-1 5-1-1 1-5-0 3-2-1 3-3-0 4-2-0 3-2-0 4-2-0 2-3-0 3-3-0 4-2-0 2-4-0 2-4-0 2-4-0 4-2-0 3-3-0 5-2-0 4-1-0 4-2-0 1-6-0 131-112-7

**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.


Middle Tennessee 27, Memphis 0 Memphis 0, Delta State 0 Memphis 6, Tennessee JC 0 Western Kentucky 19, Memphis 0 Memphis 18, Middle Tennessee 0 Union University 33, Memphis 0 Tennessee Tech 14, Memphis 13 Memphis 20, Troy State 6 Western Kentucky 12, Memphis 0 Memphis 26, Louisiana College 13 Memphis 23, Delta State 7 Union University 39, Memphis 0 Memphis 40, Austin Peay 0 Memphis 21, Union University 0 Memphis 21, Kansas State 14 Memphis 20, Southwestern La. 0 Memphis 38, Western Kentucky 0 Memphis 29, Louisville 25 Arkansas State 20, Memphis 0 Memphis 26, Arkansas State 7 Memphis 20, Tennessee Tech 12 Memphis 42, Western Kentucky 0 Southern Miss 14, Memphis 6 The Citadel 28, Memphis 26 Memphis 16, Florida State 6 Memphis 42, Hardin-Simmons 7 Memphis 35, Abilene Christian 0 Memphis 8, Southern Miss 6 Memphis 9, South Carolina 0 Memphis 34, Louisville 0 Memphis 33, Mississippi State 13 Memphis 6, Tulsa 0 Florida State 26, Memphis 7 Memphis 29, Southern Miss 7 Memphis 42, Tulsa 24 Memphis 16, Florida State 12 Houston 35, Memphis 7 Memphis 38, Utah State 29 Southern Miss 13, Memphis 10 Memphis 42, Florida State 14 Southern Miss 21, Memphis 7 Memphis 28, Auburn 27 Louisville 14, Memphis 13 Memphis 35, Vanderbilt 14 Memphis 10, Louisville 6 Vanderbilt 14, Memphis 10 Southern Miss 10, Memphis 0 Cincinnati 16, Memphis 7 Southern Miss 27, Memphis 20 Memphis 20, Southwestern La. 7 Memphis 38, Tulane 21 Mississippi State 34, Memphis 17 Memphis 45, Tulane 36 Memphis 31, Mississippi State 10 Memphis 13, Vanderbilt 10 Memphis 20, Southwestern La. 6 Tulsa 33, Memphis 28 Memphis 34, Cincinnati 14 Tulsa 23, Memphis 19 Memphis 26, Cincinnati 3 Mississippi 34, Memphis 3 Memphis 18, Cincinnati 16 Memphis 24, Houston 3 Memphis 35, Arkansas State 19 Louisville 32, Memphis 31 Houston 33, Memphis 30 (3OT) UAB 17, Memphis 14 Houston 26, Memphis 21 UAB 24, Memphis 10 Memphis 41, Houston 14 Memphis 27, East Carolina 24 Tulsa 35, Memphis 14 WON 43, LOST 28, TIED 1

• Best Record: 5-1-0 (1967, 1969) • Worst Record: 0-5-0 (1981) • Most Points Scored: Memphis - 69 vs Louisville, 1969; Opponent - 56, Louisville, 2004 • Highest Combined Score: 105 pts., 56-49 loss to Louisville, 2004 • Lowest Combined Score: 3 pts., 3-0 loss to Ole Miss, 1999 • Longest Run from Scrimmage: Memphis - 92 yards by Herb Covington vs Cincinnati, 1966; Opponent - 84 yards by Mickey Collins, Wichita State, 1978 • Longest Pass Completion: Memphis - 94 yards by Lloyd Patterson to Earnest Gray vs Houston, 1978; Opponent - 84 yards by Erik Ainge to Robert Meachem, Tennessee, 2006 • Longest Interception Return: Memphis - 91 yards by Bob Orians vs Southern Miss, 1977; Opponent - 99 yards by Izell McGill, Mississippi State, 1996 (intercepted fumble) • Longest Kickoff Return: Memphis - 98 yards by Jerry Harris vs Southern Miss, 1983; Opponent - 100 yards by Maurice Nelson, Tulane, 1985 • Longest Punt Return: Memphis - 94 yards by Keith Wright vs Louisville, 1975; Opponent - 85 yards by Morris Letcher, East Carolina, 1992 • Longest Field Goal: Memphis - 53 yards by Stephen Gostkowski vs Marshall, 2005; Opponent - Franco Grilla 50 yards, UCF, 1990 • Most Yards Rushing by an Individual: Memphis - 262 yards by DeAngelo Williams vs Houston, 2004; Opponent - 206 yards by Ethan Horton, North Carolina, 1984 • Most Yards Rushing by a Team: Memphis - 507 yards vs Tulsa, 1969; Opponent - 430 yards, Houston, 1968 • Fewest Yards Rushing by a Team: Memphis - minus 13 yards vs Texas A&M, 1979; Opponent - minus 4 yards, Ole Miss, 1993 • Most Yards Passing by an Individual: Memphis - 361 yards, Danny Wimprine vs Louisville, 2004; Opponent - 431 yards by Jordan Palmer, UTEP, 2005 • Most Yards Passing by a Team: Memphis - 390 yards vs Tennessee Tech, 2003; Opponent - 431 yards, UTEP, 2005 • Fewest Yards Passing by a Team: Memphis - minus 3 yards vs Marshall, 2005; Opponent - 14 yards, Southern Miss, 1981 • Most Passing Attempts by an Individual: Memphis - 51 by Danny Wimprine vs USF, 2003; Opponent - 61 by Marquel Blackwell, USF, 2001 • Most Passing Attempts by a Team: Memphis - 51 vs USF, 2003; Opponent - 62 by USF, 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 yards by Bob Sherlag vs Mississippi State, 1965; Opponent - 184 yards, Chris Penn, Tulsa, 1993 • Most Total Offense by an Individual: Memphis - 386 yards by Danny Wimprine vs Louisville, 2004; Opponent - 425 yards by Jordan Palmer, UTEP, 2005 • Most Total Offense by a Team: Memphis - 659 yards vs Louisville, 1969; Opponent - 599 yards by Louisville, 2004

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

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LISTEN TO ALL THE TIGER ACTION ON WREC-AM 600 In 2006, the University of Memphis began a new broadcasting agreement with Clear Channel Radio, making WREC 600AM the flagship station for all Tiger football and men’s basketball games through the 2010-11 season. WREC is in its 84th year covering the Mid-South region as the station Memphis turns to for news. The new flagship allows Tiger games to be broadcast in HD Digital. Existing radio network affiliate agreements will allow for broadcasts to reach from near Nashville to the east, Jonesboro to the north, Little Rock to the west, and Oxford to the south. Dave Woloshin remains as play-by-play commentator for his 11th season. Woloshin, a well-known sports figure in Memphis, is in his 22nd year of being associated with the Tiger broadcast team. He began with Tiger television broadcasts in 1986, and for the last 10 years, has handled the radio broadcast for Tiger football and basketball. Woloshin came to Memphis as the sports anchor for WHBQ-TV 13 in 1981. He has handled play-by-play for the Memphis RiverKings, the Memphis Americans, Storm and Rogues soccer teams, has worked with ESPN and SportsChannel America and for numerous prep football games of the week. Woloshin is married to the former Gayle Stein of Memphis. The couple has four children, Nathan (15), Jacob (14), Brett (18) and Brendan (15). Former all-American center Bob Rush returns to handle the color commentary for the 20th-consecutive season. Rush, who played for the Tigers from 1973 through 1976, hails from Clarksville, Tenn. 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, the M Club Athlete of the Year (1976), first team All-America by The Sporting News (1976), honorable mention All-America by the Associated Press (1975 & 1976) and was co-captain of the 1976 Tiger football team. Following his graduation from Memphis, Rush was drafted in the first round by the San Diego Chargers and played five seasons for the Southern California

The 2007 Tiger Broadcast Team: (from left to right) Forrest Goodman, Matt Dillon, Dave Woloshin, Jeff Brightwell and Bob Rush. 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 has two grown children, Jeffrey Jr. and Lacey. Forrest Goodman, a veteran of radio sports, returns to the Tiger broadcast for his ninth season. He will remain as the lead broadcast host for all pre-game, post-game and halftime segments, while also serving as host of the coaches shows. Matt Dillon will remain as the football sideline reporter. Dillon has served as the play-by-play announcer for Tiger basketball on WKNO-TV and will handle the

THE TOMMY WEST SHOW All of the replay excitement of Tiger football can be seen each Sunday night on ABC24/WPTY in Memphis. Greg Gaston, sports anchor at WPTY and WLMT, serves as host of the weekly Tommy West Show. 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 upcoming opponent. The Memphis Football Coach’s Show has been aired by WPTY-TV/WLMT-TV for more than 10 years. Over the past 16 years, numerous Tiger football and basketball games have been carried by WLMT-TV. Gaston has been with the sports staff at WPTY-TV for the past 12 years. He serves as the sports anchor at WPTY-TV at 6 and 10 p.m., and at WLMT-TV at Greg Gaston 9 p.m. He has handled television play-by-play for Tiger football and basketball on WLMT-TV. Gaston also hosts a radio show on Sports 56 WHBQ in Memphis. A graduate of the University of Maryland, Gaston and his wife, Mary, have two children, Greg (20) and Gina (17). His son, Greg, will be a junior kicker for the Maryland Terrapins this fall.

color for Dave Woloshin on the WREC broadcast of Memphis basketball. Jeff Brightwell, who handles the play-by-play responsibilities for both the Tiger baseball and women’s basketball teams, will serve as the Broadcast Team Captain handling the majority of the production and engineering duties.

PUBLIC ADDRESS Chuck Roberts, a native of Memphis, is beginning his 10th year as the public address announcer for the Tiger football team. Roberts, who is also the public address voice for the Chuck Roberts Tiger basketball, women’s basketball and volleyball teams, graduated from Christian Brothers University in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and in 1991 with an MBA in finance. Roberts owns Chuck Roberts Commercial Real Estate, which specializes in sales and leasing of commercial and industrial property. He also owns Timbeaux’s on the Square, a fine dining steak and seafood restaurant on the Historic Square in Hernando, Miss. He and his wife, Mitzi, have two children, a daughter, Haleigh (5), and a son, Chase (3).


The agreement with ESPN extends the conference’s current regular season football package to include the broadcast of the conference’s Football Championship Game. It also encompasses distribution of men’s basketball and women’s basketball on ESPN/ESPN2 and both tournament championship games. The C-USA content granted to ESPN may also be available through the collection of ESPN entities such as ESPN Mobile (wireless), ESPN Interactive, ESPN Broadband (ESPN 360), ESPN.com, ESPN Pay-Per-View, ESPN Videoon-Demand, ESPN HD, ESPN2 HD, ESPN Deportes and more. “With this agreement, fans will continue to enjoy the very best Conference USA action on the ESPN networks including the exciting, new football championship,” said John Wildhack, ESPN senior vice president, programming. “We look forward to advancing our strong association with our friends at the conference level as well as the member schools by using the array of ESPN entities to deliver Conference USA related content to college sports enthusiasts wherever they are.” The University of Memphis is no stranger to the talent and leadership of ESPN, having played football and basketball games on the prestigious sports-entertainment network for a number of years. The Tigers’ first appearance on ESPN occurred during the 1982 season when Memphis traveled to Athens, Ga., to take on Herschel Walker and the 14th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs. In 1993, Memphis played a Thanksgiving weekend contest against the Miami Hurricanes in Orange Bowl Stadium. In 2004, four of Memphis’ last five games of the season were broadcast nationally by ESPN, and the Tigers have been carried by the national outlet 12 times since 2003. The Memphis basketball team has

been seen on ESPN 129 times, dating back to the 1982 season when Memphis played Wyoming on the young television network. The contract with ESPN includes several key events, including the CUSA Football Championship game and 10 regular-season football games to be aired on ESPN or ESPN2. In 2007, C-USA will have great exposure on ESPN and its family of networks, having at least 18 regular season contests televised this fall. In addition to the 10 contracted games, eight additional non-league games have been selected through agreements with other conferences. This season, Memphis is slated to play on ESPN2 when they host Marshall in a Tuesday night meeting on Oct. 2.

The agreement with CSTV is comprehensive in nature and includes significant national and regional exposure for football, men’s and women’s basketball, and all other Conference USA sports. Additionally, the CSTV agreement includes video-on-demand, Internet, broadband, national over-theair and satellite radio, and wireless distribution as well as corporate marketing rights, and website production through CSTV Online, a subsidiary of CSTV. “CSTV is proud to be a major player in this transformation of Conference USA,” said CSTV President & CEO Brian Bedol. “For us, this partnership continues our building process as the leading digital sports media company, with our sole mission focused on reaching the maximum number of college sports fans across all technology platforms, whenever, however and whatever they want.” The CSTV contract provides the network with rights to regular-season football and regular-season and postseason men’s and women’s basketball, as well as rights for all other regular season, post-season and championship C-USA sports, including baseball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, and indoor and outdoor track and field for men, and cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field and volleyball for women. CSTV, the fastest growing independent cable network, has agreements with distributors that serve more than 65 million households nationwide. It has deals with the top six distributors

— Comcast, DirecTV, Time Warner, Charter, Cox and Adelphis, among others. In 2007, Memphis is scheduled to have four games carried by CSS through a sub-licensing agreement

with CSTV. Home games on CSS include the Sept. 1 matchup with Ole Miss and the UAB meeting on Nov. 17. Memphis will also meet UCF (Sept. 22) and USM (Nov. 10) in road contests to be carried by CSS.

TIGERS ON NATIONAL TV DATE OPPONENT (TV) 11/4/67 Florida State (ABC) 10/25/80 Florida State (ABC) 10/30/82 Georgia (ESPN) 9/21/85 Florida State (WTBS) 9/24/88 Florida (Sport Channel) 11/18/89 Florida St. (Sunshine Network) 11/17/90 Florida St. (Sunshine Network) 9/2/91 USC (Prime Ticket) 10/31/92 Tulane (SportsSouth) 11/27/93 Miami (ESPN) 8/31/96 Miami (Fox Sports) 10/19/96 Southern Miss (Fox Sports) 11/9/96 Tennessee (CBS) 8/30/97 at Mississippi State (Fox) 9/20/97 Minnesota (Midwest Sports Channel) 10/25/97 at East Carolina (Fox) 11/22/97 Southern Miss (Fox) 9/5/98 Ole Miss (Jefferson-Pilot) 9/12/98 Mississippi State (Fox) 9/19/98 Minnesota (Midwest Sports Channel) 10/10/98 Arkansas (FX Network) 9/11/99 Mississippi State (Fox) 10/2/99 Missouri (Fox) 11/6/99 Southern Miss (Fox) 9/2/00 Mississippi State (Fox) 9/30/00 Southern Miss (Fox) 10/7/00 East Carolina (Fox) 11/4/00 Tennessee (Fox) 9/3/01 at Mississippi State (ESPN) 9/7/02 at Ole Miss (Jefferson Pilot) 10/8/02 Louisville (ESPN2) 9/6/03 Ole Miss (ESPN2) 12/16/03 vs. North Texas (ESPN2) 11/4/04 Louisville (ESPN) 11/12/04 Southern Miss (ESPN2) 11/27/04 at USF (ESPN2) 12/22/04 vs. Bowling Green State (ESPN) 9/5/05 Ole Miss (ESPN) 9/24/05 at Tulsa (CSTV)# 10/1/05 UTEP (CSTV) 10/8/05 at UCF (CSTV)# 10/15/05 at Houston (CSTV) 10/22/05 East Carolina (CSTV) 11/1/05 UAB (ESPN2) 11/19/05 at Southern Miss (CSTV) 11/26/05 Marshall (CSTV) 12/26/05 vs. Akron (ESPN) 9/3/06 at Ole Miss (ESPN) 9/30/06 Tennessee (ESPN) 10/21/06 Tulsa (CSTV) 11/5/06 Southern Miss (ESPN) 11/11/06 UCF (CSTV) #local broadcast aired on CSTV Overall Record: 15-37-0

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

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In 2005, Conference USA entered into long-term agreements with ESPN, Inc. (ESPN) and College Sports Television Networks, Inc. (CSTV). The new agreements contain six-year initial terms to begin July 1, 2005, and conclude June 30, 2011. “We are very pleased with these new agreements,” said C-USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky. “The Conference’s financial goals will be met and we will have more events distributed to a broader audience than ever before.”

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TIGER SPORTS PROPERTIES The 2007 sports year marks the seventh year of a continuing venture between the Tigers Athletic Department and Tiger Sports Properties, a property of Learfield Sports. It is an operating unit of Learfield Communications which began its venture into sports as the radio rights holder for the University of Missouri in 1975, and is now acclaimed as an industry leader with multi-media partnership agreements with nearly 35 collegiate institutions and associations. The current agreement, through 2017, with Tiger Athletics allows the University to realize effective marketing and management of its athletic media and promotional rights, while increasing revenues. Tiger Sports Properties focuses on the growth of corporate relationships with customized marketing and advertising sponsorship solutions, including: • Signage & Videoboards • Corporate Hospitality • In-Game Promotions • Internet Website

• Game Day Sponsorships • Game Programs • Radio & TV Broadcasts

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

MEMPHIS RADIO NETWORK The Memphis Radio Network delivers all of the exciting action of Tiger sports throughout Memphis and the Mid-South. The network stretches across Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi, and is led by flagship station NewsRadio WREC 600AM. WREC is entering its second season of carrying Tiger Football and Basketball. A special thanks to radio affiliates WKBQ-FM in Covington, WKRA-AM in Holly Springs, Miss., WHMT-AM in Humboldt, Tenn., WAMB-AM in Nashville, and WTKE-FM, WSIB-FM and WFGZ-FM in the Jackson-extended area. Kip Racy recently rejoined the Tiger Sports Properties Staff as General Manager. Racy spent two years with the Memphis property as an account executive before heading to Tulsa to manage Golden Hurricane Sports Properties in 2005. Racy received his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Kansas State University. He later earned a master’s degree in education in sport administration from Wichita State University, where he began his career with Wichita State Athletics.

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

Pat Fagan is entering his third sports season as Associate General Manager at Tiger Sports Properties. Prior to his role with the Tigers, Fagan managed corporate partnerships for the IndyCar Series, home to the Indianapolis 500. Fagan began his career nine years ago as an athletic marketing assistant at the University of Missouri. He then spent three years in account management at a Kansas City ad agency, earned his MBA at Indiana University and worked as a marketing consultant.

Justin Ricklefs is entering his second sports season at Tiger Sports Properties as Associate General Manager after spending nearly three years as an account executive with Mizzou Sports Properties, another division of Learfield Sports. Ricklefs graduated from Missouri in 2003 with a degree in communications. Corey Bush joined Tigers Sports Properties as an Account Executive in June of 2006 after 11 years in the sporting goods equipment industry. Prior to his role with the Tigers, Bush was a sales and marketing professional with True Temper Sports serving the golf, bicycle, and hockey markets. An alumnus of the University of Memphis, Bush graduated in 1993 with a degree in journalism. Jenna Kubesch joined Tiger Sports Properties as a sponsorship coordinator in June of 2007 after completing a stellar collegiate softball pitching career at Memphis. Kubesch went 37-23 with 401 strikeouts and four no-hitters in two seasons with the Tigers. She graduated from Memphis with her bachelor’s degree in journalism/public relations and will complete her master’s degree in sports and leisure commerce in December 2007.


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2007 OUTLOOK

2007 SEASON OUTLOOK Optimism fills the air as the Tigers are gearing up for the 2007 season. That optimism is fueled by the way head coach Tommy West’s squad emerged in the final three games of the 2006 season as well as by the tremendous energy and enthusiasm that was clearly noticeable during the spring. “I made some decisions last year that set this football team back,” said West. “I made those decisions so that we can ultimately get to where we want to get to. This team never blinked an eye and never questioned the decision. They have bought in, 100 percent. “I was really impressed at how our football team responded through a difficult year,” added West. “They continued to improve each week, to the point that I thought they were a good team at the end of the year. We fought through a tough situation and became a good team out of it.” The 2007 season will feature six new coaches which West often cited during spring practice for their energy and enthusiasm on the field. He is quick to call this staff the best recruiting staff that he has ever had at Memphis and feels this program is clearly “headed in the right direction from a recruiting and coaching standpoint.” “I thought this team had a great attitude this spring,” West said. “I think this team has a little bit of a chip on their shoulder because of what they went through, and I believe we all will be better because of it.” West is also quick to point out that a C-USA championship is still the No. 1 goal of this squad. In addition to increased depth and experience at most positions, West is also pleased with the Tigers’ schedule this season. For the second straight year, Memphis will play seven games at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, beginning with the CSS-televised opener against Ole Miss. The schedule also closes with Memphis at home for three of the last four contests, all of which are league meetings. Fans should also be able to catch the Tigers on the road for several games because Memphis also plays nearby in Jonesboro, Ark., New Orleans and Hattiesburg. The Tigers are slated to have four games televised by CSS (Ole Miss, UCF, USM and UAB) and will host Marshall in a Tuesday night meeting to be carried by ESPN2 on Oct. 2. Memphis will also finally have the opportunity to face Tulane, Rice and SMU for the first time since C-USA’s restructure. Also new to the schedule this year are Jacksonville State and Middle Tennessee, who both will travel to Memphis for non-conference meetings. An obvious key to a successful season will be the squad must remain healthy this year. The last two seasons saw a significant amount of injuries that took a toll on the Tiger depth chart. In 2006, 25 Tigers were sidelined for at least one game, and 11 of those were season-ending injuries. Also of note is that of the 25 injuries, 15 were to starters or potential starters. Many of those key players are expected to be back in the lineup this fall, including receivers Carlton Robinzine and Dave Thomas, running back Miguel Barnes and defensive linemen Ryan Williams and Corey Mills. With 15 starters returning from last season, and a renewed sense of energy and enthusiasm that was apparent in the spring, the Tigers look to be

much improved and expect a significant turnaround in 2007.

THE OFFENSE The offense is under new direction this season as assistant head coach Clay Helton assumes the role of offensive coordinator. Helton, who has been with the program for the last seven years, will shift his focus to quarterbacks after having guided Tiger receivers for the last four years. West did not waste much time when the opportunity presented itself to promote Helton in late January. In the press conference announcement, West praised Helton for his work ethic and dedication to taking the Tiger program to the next level. West closed by saying that he is “committed to this offense becoming the most exciting, productive offense in the country.” The offensive side of the ball also will have the most consistency in the coaching staff as both Helton and offensive line coach Rick Mallory, who is also in his eighth season, return to the sidelines. Added to the staff were two former college standouts Darin Hinshaw and James Joseph. Hinshaw, who was a record-setting quarterback at UCF and came to Memphis after recent coaching stints at Georgia Southern and Middle Tennessee State, will lead the Tiger receivers. Joseph, who made the move to Memphis after three years on the staff at Troy University, was a standout running back at Auburn and was drafted in 1991 by the Philadelphia Eagles. He will no doubt carry a wealth of experience and knowledge to the running back position that has much depth heading into the 2007 season. Offensively, the future looks bright for the Tigers. Martin Hankins returns for his senior season under center, and the running game is expected to continue to produce with a host of veterans, including senior Joseph Doss. The receiving corps could again be a deep and experienced group with the return of several players from injuries and increased production from standout Duke Calhoun. And, the offensive line is one that West considers as deep and talented as any he has seen here at Memphis. With all of these factors in place, West is candid about returning this offense to the state that it was prior to the 2006 season.

QUARTERBACK Martin Hankins, who transferred to Memphis after a two-year record-setting stint at Southeastern Louisiana, is no doubt the frontrunner for the starting job heading into fall camp. He will, however, be challenged by junior Will Hudgens and redshirt freshman Matt Malouf. Hankins’ numbers last season may have been overshadowed by the team’s record, but he did rank high in C-USA, as well as in the Tiger record book. The Hattiesburg, Miss., native ranked fourth among league signal-callers who tossed at least 350 passes with his 59.9 percent mark. He completed 226 of 377 passes for 2,550 yards and 18 touchdowns. While his 13 interceptions ranked

OFFENSE QUARTERBACK 13 Martin Hankins* 7 Will Hudgens** 10 Matt Malouf 15 Brett Toney

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

210 235 212 190

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

TAILBACK 5 Joseph Doss *** 3 T.J. Pitts* 24 Miguel Barnes* 33 Jamarcus Gaither *** 34 Henry Harris

5-9 5-10 5-11 5-10 5-8

196 203 200 205 183

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

FULLBACK 4 Greg Hinds***

6-1

233

Sr.

TIGHT END 85 Brett Russell** 81 Deven Onarheim 72 Arron Bentley***

6-3 6-7 6-3

245 255 290

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

RECEIVER (X) 22 Duke Calhoun* 89 Carlos Singleton* 80 Maurice Jones**

6-4 6-8 6-4

185 215 225

So. r-So. r-Jr.

RECEIVER (H) 14 Earnest Williams** 19 Dave Thomas*

6-0 5-11

192 195

r-Jr. So.

RECEIVER (Y) 12 Taz Knockum *** 29 Brian Hall 23 Lucian Godwin

6-2 5-11 6-0

220 190 185

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

RECEIVER (Z) 2 Steven Black 87 Carlton Robinzine** 17 Turner West

6-3 6-3 6-3

213 218 185

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

RIGHT TACKLE 71 Brandon Pearce** 66 Cody Stubblefield

6-6 6-4

300 305

r-Jr. Jr.-TR

RIGHT GUARD 69 Andy Smith*** 77 Malcom Rawls 79 Paul Edwards

6-4 6-5 6-6

312 r-Sr. 315 r-So.-TR 275 r-So.

CENTER 57 Philip Beliles** 54 Terrence Echols

6-5 6-3

290 307

r-Jr. Jr.-TR

LEFT GUARD 70 Michael Denning* 64 Dominik Riley 67 Ken Anderson

6-5 6-4 6-3

305 300 280

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

LEFT TACKLE 65 Abraham Holloway *** 56 Eric Evans* 51 Will Truitt

6-4 6-4 6-5

301 300 295

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

second in the league behind UTEP standout Jordan Palmer, five of those picks were in the game against East Carolina. Hankins settled in late in the season and did not log a single pick in three of the last four games of the year. In Hankins’ first season with the Tigers, he completed 20 or more passes in six games and threw for


DEFENSE 260 265 265

r-Jr. r-So. Jr.

LEFT TACKLE 99 Freddie Barnett 62 Ryan Williams** 76 Charlie Bryant 93 Taylor Bradford

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

300 278 310 300

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

RIGHT TACKLE 60 Brandon Douglas** 97 Steven Turner* 91 Michael Stackens

6-3 6-3 6-3

291 240 290

r-Jr. So. r-Jr.

RIGHT END 90 Josh Weaver* 94 Greg Terrell*

6-3 6-4

210 255

So. r-So.

RIGHT OUTSIDE LINEBACKER 47 Jake Kasser *** 5-10 30 Quinton McCrary*** 6-2 28 Jeremy Longstreet 6-1

195 232 200

Sr. r-Sr. r-Fr.

MIDDLE LINEBACKER 45 Tommy Phelps 37 Heath Grant *** 50 Winston Bowens 56 David Sutton

245 r-Jr.-TR 230 Sr. 250 r-Fr. 235 r-Fr.

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

LEFT OUTSIDE LINEBACKER 59 Greg Jackson** 6-2 25 Jeremy Rockette* 6-3 48 Corderick Govan 6-2 52 John Hill 5-9

205 220 220 200

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

STRONG SAFETY 6 Dontae Reed 7 Alton Starr* 32 Tyler Griffin** 27 John McArthur

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

210 190 205 180

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

FREE SAFETY 2 Brandon Patterson*** 8 Tony Bell 39 Malcolm Jones

6-1 6-2 6-2

195 215 210

Jr. Jr.-TR r-Fr.

RIGHT CORNER 27 Michael Grandberry** 16 Deante Lamar* 46 Bryan Wright

5-10 5-10 6-1

171 180 180

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

LEFT CORNER 18 LaKeitharun Ford* 38 Bernard Key* 88 Brandon Hunt*

5-9 5-11 6-2

180 186 210

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

* - Letters earned

over 200 yards in seven games. He also had 300plus games against C-USA foes UAB and Marshall. As far as UM quarterbacks are concerned, Hankins’ single-season numbers for attempts, completions, yards, touchdowns and completion percentage all rank in the top five in the Tiger record book. And, in just one year under center, Hankins ranks sixth all-time at Memphis in pass completions, ninth in career pass attempts and eighth in passing yards. “I was pleased with the production of Martin Hankins,” said West. “I’ll say again that when we run our offense, which he does fit our system, he is really good. I thought he had a good spring, and I expect that he will have a really good year for us.

WIDE RECEIVER In a strange turn of events – what was once one of the deepest offensive units for the last several years has become one of the biggest question marks. Several wideouts were sidelined this spring while rehabilitating injuries they incurred during the 2006 season. Juniors Carlton Robinzine and Earnest Williams as well as sophomores Dave Thomas and Antonio McCoy all were out with knee injuries. Robinzine missed all but one game in 2006 after suffering a knee injury in the opener against Ole Miss. He is expected to return to the field this fall. Williams was injured during a scrimmage on the seventh practice during the spring. He hyper-extended his knee and is also expected to return this fall. Thomas played in six games last season, but was forced to have reconstructive surgery on the same knee that he had injured prior to coming to Memphis. McCoy severely dislocated his knee in the Southern Miss meeting and is not expected to play during the 2007 season as he continues his rehabilitation. If Robinzine, Williams and Thomas are able to return to the field this fall, the receiving corps could again be looking at much depth and experience. In addition to the players mentioned above, the group is bolstered by a group of experienced Tigers

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6-4 6-2 6-3

in 2006 Conference USA All-Freshman honoree Duke Calhoun, junior college transfer Steven Black, sophomore Carlos Singleton, junior Maurice Jones and senior Taz Knockum. Calhoun was one of just five true freshmen to see action on the field last season. He lived up to the hype that followed his signing and is Memphis’ leading returning receiver heading into 2007. As a freshman, Calhoun led the Tigers in receiving yards with 681 and in receiving touchdowns with six. He also rushed for one score en route to being named the team’s Offensive Player of the Year at the postseason banquet. Calhoun caught a pass in each of the 12 games in 2006 and tallied 14 receptions over 20 yards. He finished the season ranked second all-time among Tiger receivers in their freshman season and ranked 10th in C-USA in receiving yards per game. “Duke is a tremendous football player,” said West. “He has the kind of work ethic to become a great football player here at Memphis.” Black joined the Tigers this spring after playing two seasons at East Mississippi Community College. He received the Top Newcomer Award this spring after having a consistent showing. In the Blue-Gray game, Black caught five passes for 60 yards and also completed a seven-yard pass. “I couldn’t be more pleased with the way Steven played this spring,” West said. “I believe he is going to have a great year for us. He is our kind of guy. He’s a blue-collar type player and a hard worker.” Singleton is projected behind Calhoun at the X receiver position. At 6-8, Singleton stands out and has the potential to be a real offensive threat for the Tigers. He played in 11 games last season and had a catch in all but the Tennessee game. Singleton ranked fourth on the team in receiving yards with 300 and tied for second in receiving touchdowns with three. He struggled with consistency during spring practice, but was named co-MVP of the BlueGray game after hauling in eight passes for 83 yards and two touchdowns. In assessing Singleton’s role for 2007, West was quick to add that “it is time for Carlos to be counted on.” Jones returns to the field after missing spring practice while serving a suspension. A veteran receiver for the Tigers, Jones has played in 19 career games. In 2006, he caught 10 passes for 70 yards in his seven games played. Jones is a fierce competitor who opens the fall as the No. 3 receiver behind Calhoun and Singleton after missing spring workouts. Knockum is a senior who could add experience to the Tigers’ inside game, along with Thomas and Williams. He played in all 12 games last season and started in two contests. He totaled just two receptions in 2006, but was a key member of the special teams unit. Knockum opens the fall listed as the starter at the Y receiver position with Williams and Thomas listed at H receiver. Sophomores Brian Hall and Lucian Godwin as well as redshirt freshman Turner West are expected to provide additional depth. Hall and West both caught multiple passes in the spring game. Two freshmen were also signed for the 2007 season and could add competition this fall. Highly-touted wideout Cam Baker hails from Osceola (AR) High and Curtis Echols is a local standout from White Station High.

2007 OUTLOOK

LEFT END 41 Corey Mills* 96 Jada Brown* 53 Clinton McDonald**

I am looking forward to watching Martin this fall because he really understands what we are doing and has the ability to get it done.” Hankins’ biggest challenger for the starting job is expected to be junior quarterback Will Hudgens, who has been sidelined for two straight seasons with broken legs. Hudgens took over the starting duties in the second game of the 2005 season, but broke his leg in the third game versus Tulsa. He worked hard to come back, and in 2006 was No. 2 on the depth chart. He came in as a reserve in the season opener against Ole Miss and also entered the lineup in the third quarter against Chattanooga. During the UTC contest, Hudgens suffered a broken leg and was again sidelined for the remainder of the season. The Memphis native continued his rehabilitation and was cleared for action late in the season but did not participate in additional games. He was able to work out with the team in the spring and was also a pitcher for the Tiger baseball team. Hudgens has a great deal of raw talent and a solid arm, which makes him an ideal challenger for Hankins. The two will continue to push each other in the weeks prior to the season opener with Ole Miss. “I thought Will had a good spring overall, but that he didn’t do well in the spring game,” said West. “I hope Will comes back this fall and is as consistent as he was through spring ball. If Will continues to improve his footwork, he has the potential to be a good quarterback for us.” Also adding depth at quarterback are sophomore Brett Toney and redshirt freshman Matt Malouf. Both shared time working with the offensive scout team last season. Malouf was signed in February 2006 as the top quarterback in Mississippi out of Oxford High, and Toney came to Memphis in 2005 from Briarcrest Christian in Memphis. The group will also be joined this season by true freshman Dallas Walker. Walker prepped at Madison Academy in Ridgeland, Miss., and is the son of former Tiger offensive lineman Jeff Walker.


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2007 OUTLOOK

RUNNING BACK Another deep position for the Tigers is running back. This group has a good mix of youth and experience that should help return the explosive offense that Tiger fans have become accustomed to. Senior Joseph Doss is the obvious leader in the Tiger running game. Doss has shown steady improvement each season and led Memphis last year with 910 yards and seven touchdowns on 224 carries. At the opening of the 2007 season, Doss ranks 12th all-time in career rushing yards and totals three games of 100-plus yards. He is a versatile player who also ranked fourth in 2006 with 25 receptions for 205 yards and two scores. Doss received a minor injury to his knee in the spring and did not participate in the spring game. “Joe will be back in the fall and is our starting tailback,” said West. “Joe had a tough job. He was coming out last year as a replacement to the best player in the history of this school. Of course, there is going to be a drop off. On top of that, I don’t think that Joe played his best early in the year. He can make the first guy miss, and he wasn’t doing that. “I thought around mid-year that Joe kind of came into his own,” added West. “He got comfortable and started playing the way he can play. I thought he ended the year playing really well. I look for Joe to have a really good senior year.” When speaking of Doss, West also confided that he believes Doss may have gotten tired as the year went along and that the staff would use all of the backs in their arsenal. Two young backs received some valuable experience last season and will also challenge for increased playing time in 2007. T.J. Pitts played in eight games and logged one start last season. He finished the year with 22 carries for 98 yards and a touchdown, and was one of just five Tigers to score from the run in 2006. His first career touchdown was scored on his 22nd career carry on a one-yard run against UTEP. Miguel Barnes played in six games and showed great potential before being sidelined with a knee injury against Marshall. Barnes logged 81 yards on 17 carries

and also was instrumental in the kick return game, totaling 143 yards on seven returns. “We really wanted to look at our young backs this spring, so Pitts and Barnes got most of the looks at tailback,” said West. “We are talented enough with those two. I think they both can be good players for us. The key is they need to hold on to the ball and play without the ball, and do all of the things good backs do.” Seniors Jamarcus Gaither and Greg Hinds also provide additional depth in the run game. Hinds is primarily a fullback after making the transition from the defense last fall. He totaled five carries for 25 yards and nine receptions for 76 yards in 12 games played last year. Gaither also played in all 12 games and finished the campaign with 22 carries for 67 yards and two touchdowns. In addition, redshirt freshman Henry Harris and newcomers Mike Davis and Curtis Steele will work out at that position. Harris had a consistent spring and logged seven carries for 37 yards and a touchdown in the spring game. Steele comes to Memphis after playing two seasons at Northwest Mississippi Community College, while Davis is a true freshman from Northgate High in Newnan, Ga.

TIGHT END The Tigers return a consistent threat at tight end in junior Brett Russell. Russell has continued to improve and is a viable target for the Tigers. He played in 12 games and made six starts last season, while finishing the year with nine catches for 130 yards and a touchdown. Russell is backed up this fall by redshirt freshman Deven Onarheim and senior Arron Bentley, who saw some time last season both at tight end and at tackle. Onarheim, who could also be a hefty target for Memphis at 6-7 and 255 pounds, broke a finger early in spring practice and required surgery. “Brett Russell has become a very solid football player for us,” said West. “I am very pleased with his progress. He should be ready to have an allstar-type year. He has done a great job of learning what to do without the ball. The challenge this fall is to bring Deven Onarheim along for some depth.”

THE OFFENSIVE LINE

Martin Hankins returns for his senior season after posting strong numbers in 2006 with 226 completions for 2,550 yards and 18 TDs.

It’s hard to miss the smile that comes across West’s face when he speaks of both his offensive and defensive lines. He expects both to be as deep and as strong as they have ever been since he took over the program. Depth is great, but experienced depth can be a true key to success. And, that is what the Tiger o-line has this season. Three starters return, including seniors Andy Smith and Abraham Holloway and junior Brandon Pearce. All three started at least 11 games last season and were part of an offensive line that again led C-USA in sack denial. Pearce, who earned C-USA All-Freshman honors in 2005 and third-team recognition in 2006, is the only Tiger player that was listed on the preseason All-C-USA team this summer. Philip Beliles, Michael Denning and Eric Evans all have logged games for the Tigers. Beliles has improved and played in all 12 games last season. He started the UCF game at center when Stephen Schuh was out with an injury, and returned as a

Offensive lineman Brandon Pearce has received early recognition in 2007, being named by league coaches to the preseason All-C-USA team. starter in the season finale at UTEP. Denning redshirted in 2006 after suffering elbow and knee injuries. A transfer from Northwest Community College, Denning played in nine games in 2005. In 2006, Evans saw action in just the Chattanooga contest as a redshirt freshman. In addition to the returning letterwinners in the line, three transfers showed potential and will challenge for playing time this season. Cody Stubblefield (Itawamba CC) and Terrence Echols (NW Mississippi CC) were both mid-year signees and Malcom Rawls is a welcome addition who transferred from Tennessee. Also expected to bring added depth and experience is Brent Todd, who will join the team this fall from Hinds Community College. “This line is as deep and as talented as we have ever been,” said West. “We are much bigger than we have been in the past. I think our older guys such as Beliles, Smith, Holloway and Pearce will be a solid group. They will have to be solid because there are young guys behind them who are very talented. We are going to be two deep in the offensive line with solid football players, so nobody can rest. Everyone will have to compete. I really think our offensive line can be the leaders of our offense, which I love.” Added to the wealth of experience of veterans and talented transfers is a young group of competitors which includes sophomore Paul Edwards, redshirt freshmen Dominik Riley, Will Truitt and Ken Anderson and true freshmen Michael Antonescu, Robbie Hardie and Ronald Leary.

THE DEFENSE One word comes to mind when describing the Tiger defense – Overhaul. Words such as rebuilding and reloading don’t adequately portray what transpired beginning with the third game of the 2006 season. It was after that contest West made the decision to shake up his staff and took over as the defensive coordinator. While that change may not have been wildly popular among fans, it was what West called “necessary in order to reach the level this program aspires to reach.” Though the defense took some time to adjust early on, the group had


THE DEFENSIVE LINE When West describes the defensive line, he smiles and his response is much like that of what he said about his offensive line. “We are as deep as we have ever been,” said West. “We are two deep and talented. We have to play a little better inside, but we have the chance to have one of the best defensive lines since 2000, which is saying something about this group.” Five linemen return at defensive end who all logged significant action in 2006. Junior Corey Mills, sophomore Jada Brown and junior Clinton McDonald are projected at left end while sophomores Josh Weaver and Greg Terrell are listed at right end. Mills is a consistent and steady player who started 10 of the 11 games he played last season. He missed the season finale against UTEP after requiring surgery for a nagging shoulder injury. He ended the season with 29 tackles, two forced fumbles and two sacks. Mills was unable to work out this spring, but is expected to be back on the field at the start of fall camp. Brown was a welcome addition to the line and logged 18 tackles and a fumble recovery while starting in two of the 10 games he played. McDonald made 10 starts on the defensive front and ranked ninth on the team with 41 tackles. He also blocked a field goal attempt in the Tigers’ victory over UTEP. Terrell was named to the C-USA All-Freshman Team after totaling 43 tackles and leading the Tigers in sacks with five. He also shared the team’s Defensive Player of the Year honors and was the co-MVP of the 2007 Blue-Gray game. Weaver, one

of five true freshmen to play in 2006, was a steady threat who had 14 tackles and one forced fumble. The inside is just as deep and talented as well with strong leadership from junior transfer Freddie Barnett, juniors Ryan Williams and Brandon Douglas and sophomore Steven Turner. Barnett was a mid-year signee for the Tigers who was able to work out with the squad this spring. He was a consistent threat during the short workout, and is projected to line up alongside Brandon Douglas as fall camp opens. Douglas started in four of the final five games of the season and registered 28 tackles, including three TFL for minus 14 yards. Challenging Barnett will be Williams, who missed the spring with a shoulder injury that required surgery following the 2006 season. He played in six games while battling the nagging injury. Also providing depth inside is Turner who, as a true freshman, played in nine games and totaled nine stops and a fumble recovery. Charlie Bryant made the transition from offensive to defensive line in the spring and at 6-6, 310 pounds could become a viable challenger at tackle. Taylor Bradford and Michael Stackens should provide depth as will freshmen newcomers Lionel Henderson, Joel McCleod and Tommy Walker.

LINEBACKER One position that West is brutally honest about is linebacker. He admits he is disappointed in the progress that group has made through the years. “We haven’t played as good as we need to play at linebacker,” said West. “Our linebackers don’t lead, they have too many busts and they just aren’t playing smart enough. Our young linebackers need to come along. I do think we are talented enough at linebacker, but we are just way behind mentally.” The linebacker corps is probably the most veteran of all the groups on the squad this year. Heath Grant, Jake Kasser and Quinton McCrary all are seniors, and they are joined by juniors Greg Jackson and Tommy Phelps. Grant and Phelps are expected to heavily compete for the starting role at middle. Grant has lettered three seasons and is Memphis’ leading returning tackler, having posted 81 tackles, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions in 2006. Phelps, a mid-year signee, transferred to Memphis from Butler Community College after leading his 2006 team to an 11-1 record and a victory in the Dalton Defenders Bowl. Also providing depth in the middle will be red-

THE SECONDARY Before delving into the secondary, there is one key note to mention. This is the first season that West has split the two positions. Defensive coordinator Rick Kravitz, who has served as a college defensive coordinator since 1986, will lead the safeties and Derek Jones, who came to Memphis from Tulsa University, will guide the corners. The safeties have a good deal of leadership and experience heading into the fall. Junior Brandon Patterson will be challenged by junior transfer Tony Bell at free safety. Patterson is a steady contributor and is the veteran of the secondary, having played 22 career games for the Tigers. He started nine of the 11 games he played in 2006, and was second on the team in interceptions with three and sixth in tackles with 47. Bell transferred to Memphis from Auburn and had last season to gain knowledge of the system while having to sit out. He has two seasons remaining with the Tigers. Redshirt freshman Malcolm Jones is expected to add depth and speed. The spring saw the emergence of junior Dontae Reed, who had to sit the sidelines with Bell last year

Senior linebacker Heath Grant is Memphis’ leading returning tackler from 2006.

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tremendous drive and “want-to” and continued to improve with each contest. By the last two games of the season, Memphis had stunned eventual league champion Houston with a near-upset, and defeated UTEP in the final game of the season on the road. It is that progress West was looking for and what fuels him heading into the 2007 season. On the defensive side of the ball, only one coach remains from the 2006 staff. Memphis native Kenny Ingram will continue to lead the Tiger linebackers. Ingram is joined by new defensive coordinator Rick Kravitz, who will also work with the safeties; Brent Pry, who will lead the defensive line; and Derek Jones, who will guide the cornerbacks. With a new staff in place and very few key losses at starting positions, the Tiger defense looks to prove themselves this fall.

2007 OUTLOOK

Coach Tommy West believes his defensive line is as deep and talented as the group has been since 2000.

shirt freshmen Winston Bowens and David Sutton. The outside is led by Kasser, McCrary and Jackson. Kasser made the transition from the secondary to linebacker in 2006 and played in all 12 games. He made three starts at linebacker and totaled 46 tackles and a fumble recovery. McCrary, who missed the final two games of the season with an injury, was unable to participate in spring drills after having surgery to repair the damage in his shoulder. In 10 games played, he ranked third on the team in tackles with 70. Jackson started nine of his 12 games played and was credited with 69 tackles. He also tied for the lead on the squad in TFL with seven for a loss of 15 yards. A host of young talent will provide additional depth, including sophomore Jeremy Rockette and redshirt freshmen Jeremy Longstreet, Corderick Govan and John Hill. Rockette missed the first seven games of the season with a foot fracture. He saw some action at linebacker and on special teams in the final five games of the season. Freshmen newcomers Lester Lawson of Germantown (TN) High and Terrence Thomas of Eufala (AL) High will join the group this fall.


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after transferring from Ole Miss. Reed is the lead at strong safety heading into fall, but is expected to be challenged by sophomore Alton Starr. Starr, previously a receiver, made the transition to the secondary early in fall camp last year. He started against Southern Miss and Tulsa and had 16 tackles and two pass breakups for the year. Also projected at strong safety are junior Tyler Griffin and redshirt freshman John McArthur. Griffin has lettered two seasons for the Tigers, playing in 20 career games. “Our safeties were the biggest surprise of the spring for me,” stated West. “Secondary is where I said we needed to make the most progress. I thought our safeties made more progress than any other position on the field. They went from being a negative to being a positive.” The Tigers are a bit young and inexperienced at corner. Junior Michael Grandberry and senior LaKeitharun Ford are the veterans of the group. And Grandberry, like Starr, made the move from receiver to the secondary last season. He had increased playing time on defense late in the season and proved to be a workhorse at corner. He finished the season with 28 tackles, 20 of which were solo stops, as well as two pass breakups and a forced fumble. Ford started five of his 11 games played and tallied 16 tackles. He also logged his first career interception against Tulsa and made a 39-yard return. Sophomores Deante’ Lamar and Bernard Key also have game experience in the secondary. Both played in at least nine games in 2006 and were also valuable members of the special teams unit. In addition, the secondary includes senior Brandon Hunt and redshirt freshman Bryan Wright. Hunt redshirted last season after moving from receiver to defensive back. Junior college transfer LeRico Mathis is expected to be a welcome addition to the team in 2007. Mathis played two seasons at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and was invited to participate in the MACJC All-Star game. He signed with the Tigers in February, along with prep standouts Darius Davis and Jermaine Richardson. Davis played locally at Whitehaven High and Richardson prepped at Kendrick High in Columbus, Ga. Both are expected to join the Tiger secondary this fall.

SPECIAL TEAMS

SPECIAL TEAMS

The Tiger special teams unit will be under new leadership this season. Long-time Tulane assistant coach Garret Chachere joined the staff in January, but missed much of spring practice after having to return to New Orleans for a family emergency. The Tigers return sophomore Matt Reagan at kicker. Reagan played in 2006 as a true freshman and was named to the C-USA All-Freshman Team after leading the Tigers in scoring with 61 points. He was 12-of-17 on field goals and 25-of-26 on PATs. Reagan also received freshman All-America recognition from The Sporting News and CollegeFootballNews.com. He finished the year ranked fourth in C-USA in field goals and was the only freshman kicker in the league to be listed in the top 10 in all four kicking categories. Reagan will be joined by senior Joey Mack and freshman Nick Berra, who both worked out for the Tigers this spring. Mack transferred to Memphis from Southern Utah and had to sit out last season, while Berra prepped locally at Cordova High. “Matt did a good job for us last year,” said West. “I expect him to have a good year in 2007. He has been there now and done it. He knows more what to expect.” Two key positions that will need to be filled are at punter and deep snapper which were vacated by seniors Michael Gibson and Rusty Clayton. Midyear signee Brent Sutherland is expected to assume the role of punter after joining the team this spring after two season at Hinds Community College. As a sophomore, Sutherland ranked fifth in the MACJC Region 23 while totaling 1,650 yards on 45 punts. There should be some competition at deep snapper between sophomore Joe Burgan and newcomer Keenan Bratcher. Burgan has worked the last two seasons behind Clayton, but had shoulder surgery in the spring. Bratcher was signed in February out of Milan (TN) High in anticipation of needing a replacement for Clayton, who never missed a snap in four years with the Tigers. “Where I really want to be much improved as far as special teams is concerned is in the return game,” said West. “Grandberry got a lot better as the year went on and gave us a threat at kick return. I believe we have enough athletes on this team to

PLACEKICKER 43 Matt Reagan* 42 Joey Mack 92 Nick Berra

6-1 5-9 6-3

210 190 205

So. r-Sr. r-Fr.

KICKOFFS 43 Matt Reagan* 42 Joey Mack 92 Nick Berra

6-1 5-9 6-3

210 190 205

So. r-Sr. r-Fr.

DEEP SNAPPER 95 Joe Burgan

6-1

250

r-So.

PUNTER 49 Brent Sutherland 43 Matt Reagan*

6-4 6-1

210 210

Jr.-TR So.

HOLDER 49 Brent Sutherland

6-4

210

Jr.-TR

KICKOFF RETURN 27 Michael Grandberry** 3 T.J. Pitts*

5-10 5-10

171 203

r-Jr. r-So.

PUNT RETURN 22 Duke Calhoun* 14 Earnest Williams** 19 Dave Thomas*

6-4 6-0 5-11

195 192 195

So. r-Jr. So.

be good in the kick and punt return games.” Grandberry led the Tigers in kickoff returns in 2006, totaling 517 yards on 21 returns. He logged 10 returns of 20 or more yards and exceeded 100 yards in two games. His 118 yards on two returns in the season finale at UTEP earned him C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week honors. He could be joined by Pitts and Barnes, who both tallied seven returns and averaged over 20 yards per return last season. Another key loss was defensive back Brandon McDonald who the Cleveland Browns drafted in the fifth round. McDonald returned all but one punt for the Tigers in 2006 and averaged 10.9 yards per return. Several Tigers are expected to be evaluated this fall to fill the void left by McDonald, including receivers Duke Calhoun, Earnest Williams and Dave Thomas. In addition, newcomer Cam Baker, who was a standout return specialist in high school, could challenge for playing time.

2007 NEWCOMERS

Sophomore Matt Reagan led the Tigers in scoring last season with 61 points. He was named to the 2006 C-USA All-Freshman team.

No. 61 1 63 4 20 42 68 73 58 75 21 67 9 26 23 55 18 98

Name Michael Antonescu Cam Baker Keenan Bratcher Darius Davis Mike Davis Curtis Echols Robbie Hardie Lionel Henderson Lester Lawson Ronald Leary LeRico Mathis Joel McCleod Jermaine Richardson Curtis Steele Terrence Thomas Brent Todd Dallas Walker Tommy Walker

Pos OL WR DS DB RB WR OL DL LB OL DB DL DB RB LB OL QB DE

HT 6-4 6-0 6-2 6-0 5-11 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-2 6-4 6-1 6-3 6-1 6-0 5-11 6-3 6-5 6-3

WT 290 170 235 180 230 190 290 275 244 345 185 310 190 185 230 320 215 270

CL HS HS HS HS HS HS HS HS HS HS JC HS HS JC HS JC HS HS

Hometown (High School/Last School) Ridgeland, Miss./Ridgeland HS Osceola, Ark./Osceola HS Milan, Tenn./Milan HS Memphis, Tenn./Whitehaven HS Newnan, Ga./Northgate HS Memphis , Tenn./White Station HS Hampton, Ga./Luella HS Mobile, Ala./W.P. Davidson HS Germantown, Tenn./Germantown HS Baton Rouge, La./Southern Lab Biloxi, Miss./Biloxi HS/Miss. Gulf Coast Miramar, Fla./Everglades HS Columbus, Ga./Kendrick HS Franklin, Tenn./Centennial HS/NW Miss. Eufala, Ala./Eufala HS Pelham, Ala./Pelham HS/Hinds CC Ridgeland, Miss./Madison Academy Munford, Tenn./Munford HS


2007 NUMERICAL ROSTER Wt. 170 195 213 203 233 180 196 210 235 190 215 185 190

Cl.-Exp. Fr.-HS r-Jr.-2L Jr.-TR r-So.-1L Sr.-3L Fr.-HS Sr.-3L r-Jr.-TR r-Jr.-2L r-So.-1L Jr.-TR r-Jr.-2L Fr.-HS

Hometown/Last School Osceola, AR/Osceola HS Germantown, TN/Germantown HS Birmingham, AL/East Miss. CC Gainesville, GA/North Hall HS Southaven, MS/Southaven HS Memphis, TN/Whitehaven HS Memphis, TN/Melrose HS Memphis, TN/Ole Miss Memphis, TN/Ridgeway HS Decatur, GA/McNair HS Alabaster, AL/Auburn Starkville, MS/Starkville HS Columbus, GA/Kendrick HS

10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 18 19

Matt Malouf Taz Knockum Martin Hankins Earnest Williams Brett Toney Deante’ Lamar Turner West LaKeitharun Ford Dallas Walker Dave Thomas

QB WR QB WR QB DB WR DB QB WR

6-3 6-2 6-2 6-0 6-1 5-9 6-3 5-9 6-5 5-11

212 220 210 192 190 180 185 180 215 195

r-Fr. r-Sr.-3L r-Sr.-1L r-Jr.-2L r-So.-SQ r-So.-1L r-Fr. r-Sr.-1L Fr.-HS So.-1L

Greenwood, MS/Oxford HS Baton Rouge, LA/Catholic HS Hattiesburg, MS/Southeastern La. Bells, TN/Crockett County HS Germantown, TN/Briarcrest Christian Atlanta, GA/Lithonia HS Germantown, TN/Briarcrest Christian Rosedale, MS/Mississippi Delta CC Ridgeland, MS/Madison Academy Murfreesboro, TN/Riverdale HS

20 21 22 23 23 24 25 26 27 27 28 29

Mike Davis LeRico Mathis Duke Calhoun Lucian Godwin Terrence Thomas Miguel Barnes Jeremy Rockette Curtis Steele Michael Grandberry John McArthur Jeremy Longstreet Brian Hall

RB DB WR WR LB RB LB RB DB LB LB WR

5-11 6-1 6-4 6-0 5-11 5-11 6-3 6-0 5-10 5-11 6-1 5-11

230 185 195 185 230 200 220 185 171 180 200 190

Fr.-HS Jr.-JC So.-1L r-So.-SQ Fr.-HS r-So.-1L r-So.-1L Jr.-JC Jr.-2L r-Fr. r-Fr. r-So.-SQ

Newnan, GA/Northgate HS Biloxi, MS/Miss. Gulf Coast CC Memphis, TN/Raleigh-Egypt HS Cordova, TN/St. Benedict HS Eufala, AL/Eufala HS Millington, TN/Millington HS Water Valley, MS/Olive Branch HS Franklin, TN/NW Mississippi CC Covington, TN/Covington HS Memphis, TN/Christian Brothers HS Olive Branch, MS/Olive Branch HS Collierville, TN/Collierville HS

30 32 33 34 35 37 38 39

Quinton McCrary LB Tyler Griffin DB Jamarcus Gaither RB Henry Harris RB Stacy Jones TE/FB Heath Grant LB Bernard Key DB Malcolm Jones DB

6-2 5-11 5-10 5-8 6-2 6-1 5-11 6-2

232 205 205 183 245 230 186 210

r-Sr.-3L Jr.-2L r-Sr.-3L r-Fr. r-So.-1L Sr.-3L r-So-1L r-Fr.

Columbus, MS/Columbus HS Nashville, TN/Brentwood Academy Memphis, TN/Frayser HS Memphis, TN/Christian Brothers HS Columbus, MS/Columbus HS Starkville, MS/Starkville HS Montgomery, AL/Sidney Lanier HS Gantt, AL/Straughn HS

41 42 42 43 45 46 47 48 49

Corey Mills Joey Mack Curtis Echols Matt Reagan Tommy Phelps Bryan Wright Jake Kasser Corderick Govan Brent Sutherland

6-4 5-9 6-3 6-1 6-3 6-1 5-10 6-2 6-4

260 r-Jr.-1L Memphis, TN/Ole Miss 190 r-Sr.-TR Duluth, GA/Southern Utah 190 Fr.-HS Memphis, TN/White Station HS 210 So-1L Knoxville, TN/Bearden HS 245 r-Jr.-TR Roeland Park, KS/Butler CC 180 r-Fr. Miami, FL/Northwestern HS 205 Sr.-3L Germantown, TN/Germantown HS 220 r-Fr. Cascilla, MS/Charleston HS 210 Jr.-TR Brandon, MS/Hinds CC

DL K WR K LB DB LB LB P

No. 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 56 57 58 59

Name Pos. Winston Bowens LB Will Truitt OL John Hill LB Clinton McDonald DL Terrence Echols C Brent Todd OL Eric Evans OL David Sutton LB Philip Beliles C Lester Lawson LB Greg Jackson LB

Ht. 6-0 6-5 5-9 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-0 6-5 6-2 6-2

Wt. Cl.-Exp. Hometown/Last School College Park, GA/North Clayton HS 250 r-Fr. 295 r-Fr Germantown, TN/Briarcrest Christian 200 R-Fr. Olive Branch, MS/DeSoto Central HS 265 Jr.-2L Jacksonville, AR/Jacksonville HS 307 Jr.-TR Byhalia, MS/Northwest Miss. CC 320 Jr.-JC Pelham, AL/Hinds CC 300 r-So.-1L Lepanto, AR/East Poinsett Co. HS 235 r-Fr. Germantown, TN/Houston HS 290 r-Jr.-2L Memphis, TN/ Christian Brothers HS 244 Fr.-HS Germantown, TN/Germantown HS 205 Jr.-2L Marietta, GA/Marietta HS

60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 67 68 69

Brandon Douglas Michael Antonescu Ryan Williams Keenan Bratcher Dominik Riley Abraham Holloway Cody Stubblefield Joel McCleod Ken Anderson Robbie Hardie Andy Smith

DL OL DL DS OL OG OL DL OL OL OG

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

291 r-Jr.-2L Brownsville, TN/Haywood County HS 290 Fr.-HS Ridgeland, MS/Ridgeland HS 278 r-Jr.-2L Memphis, TN/ Christian Brothers HS 235 Fr.-HS Milan, TN/Milan HS Montgomery, AL/Carver Senior HS 305 r-Fr. 301 r-Sr.-3L Prentiss, MS/Prentiss HS 305 Jr.-TR Pontotoc, MS/Itawamba CC 310 Fr.-HS Miramar, FL/Everglades HS 280 r-Fr. Memphis, TN/Craigmont HS 290 Fr.-HS Hampton, GA/Luella HS 312 r-Sr.-3L Fayetteville, GA/Starr’s Mill HS

70 71 72 73 75 76 77 79

Michael Denning OT Brandon Pearce OT Arron Bentley OG Lionel Henderson DL Ronald Leary OL Charlie Bryant DL Malcom Rawls OL Paul Edwards OL

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

305 r-Jr.-1L Southaven, MS/NW Miss. CC 300 Jr.-2L Memphis, TN/ Christian Brothers HS 290 r-Sr.-3L Trumann, AR/Trumann HS 275 Fr.-HS Mobile, AL/W.P. Davidson HS 345 Fr.-HS Baton Rouge, LA/Southern Lab Collierville, TN/First Assembly Christian 310 r-Fr. 315 r-So.-TR Memphis, TN/Tennessee 275 r-So.-SQ McKenzie, TN/McKenzie HS

80 81 85 87 88 89

Maurice Jones Deven Onarheim Brett Russell Carlton Robinzine Brandon Hunt Carlos Singleton

WR TE TE WR DB WR

6-4 6-7 6-3 6-3 6-2 6-8

225 Jr.-2L Memphis, TN/White Station HS 255 r-Fr. Maylene, AL/Thompson HS 245 r-Jr.-2L Memphis, TN/ Christian Brothers HS 218 r-Jr.-2L Memphis, TN/Bolton HS 210 r-Sr.-1L Southaven,MS/NW Miss. CC 215 r-So.-1L Brownsville, TN/Haywood HS

90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99

Josh Weaver Michael Stackens Nick Berra Taylor Bradford Greg Terrell Joe Burgan Jada Brown Steven Turner Tommy Walker Freddie Barnett

DL DL K DL DL DS DL DL DE DL

6-3 6-3 6-3 5-11 6-4 6-1 6-2 6-3 6-3 6-2

210 290 205 300 255 250 265 240 270 300

So.-1L r-Jr.-SQ r-Fr. r-Jr.-TR r-So-1L r-So-SQ r-So-1L So.-1L Fr.-HS Jr.-TR

Marietta, GA/Marietta HS Selmer, TN/McNairy Central HS Cordova, TN/Cordova HS Nashville, TN/Samford Birmingham, AL/Wenonah HS Germantown, TN/Germantown HS College Park, GA/Banneker HS Brownsville, TN/Haywood HS Munford, TN/Munford HS Texarkana, AR/Trinity Valley CC

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Name Pos. Ht. Cam Baker WR 6-0 Brandon Patterson DB 6-1 Steven Black WR 6-3 T.J. Pitts RB 5-10 Greg Hinds FB 6-1 Darius Davis DB 6-0 Joseph Doss RB 5-9 Dontae Reed DB 6-2 Will Hudgens QB 6-4 Alton Starr DB 6-0 Tony Bell DB 6-2 Antonio McCoy WR 6-0 Jermaine Richardson DB 6-1

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ALPHABETICAL ROSTER 67 61 1 24 99 57 8 72 92 2 50 93 63 96 76 95 22 4 20 70 5 60 42 54 79 56 18 33 23 48 27 37 32 29 13 68 34 73 52 4 65 7 88 59 39 80 35 47 38 12

Ken Anderson OL Michael Antonescu OL Cam Baker WR Miguel Barnes RB Freddie Barnett DL Philip Beliles C Tony Bell DB Arron Bentley OL Nick Berra K Steven Black WR Winston Bowens LB Taylor Bradford DL Keenan Bratcher DS Jada Brown DL Charlie Bryant DL Joe Burgan DS Duke Calhoun WR Darius Davis DB Mike Davis RB Michael Denning OL Joseph Doss RB Brandon Douglas DL Curtis Echols WR Terrence Echols C Paul Edwards OL Eric Evans OL LaKeitharun Ford DB Jamarcus Gaither RB Lucian Godwin WR Corderick Govan LB Michael Grandberry DB Heath Grant LB Tyler Griffin DB Brian Hall WR Martin Hankins QB Robbie Hardie OL Henry Harris RB Lionel Henderson DL John Hill LB Greg Hinds FB Abraham Holloway OG Will Hudgens QB Brandon Hunt DB Greg Jackson LB Malcolm Jones DB Maurice Jones WR Stacy Jones TE/FB Jake Kasser LB Bernard Key DB Taz Knockum WR

16 58 75 57 42 10 21 27 67 9 30 53 41 81 2 71 45 3 77 43 6 9 64 87 25 85 89 69 91 7 26 66 49 56 94 19 23 55 15 51 97 18 98 90 17 14 62 46

Deante’ Lamar Lester Lawson Ronald Leary Jeremy Longstreet Joey Mack Matt Malouf LeRico Mathis John McArthur Joel McCleod Antonio McCoy Quinton McCrary Clinton McDonald Corey Mills Deven Onarheim Brandon Patterson Brandon Pearce Tommy Phelps T.J. Pitts Malcom Rawls Matt Reagan Dontae Reed Jermaine Richardson Dominik Riley Carlton Robinzine Jeremy Rockette Brett Russell Carlos Singleton Andy Smith Michael Stackens Alton Starr Curtis Steele Cody Stubblefield Brent Sutherland David Sutton Greg Terrell Dave Thomas Terrence Thomas Brent Todd Brett Toney Will Truitt Steven Turner Dallas Walker Tommy Walker Josh Weaver Turner West Earnest Williams Ryan Williams Bryan Wright

BREAKDOWN BY STATE DB LB OL LB K QB DB LB DL WR LB DL DL TE DB OT LB RB OL K DB DB OL WR LB TE WR OG DL DB RB OL P LB DL WR LB OL QB OL DL QB DL DL WR WR DL DB

TENNESSEE (45) Anderson, Barnes, Beliles, Berra, Bradford, Bratcher, Bryant, Burgan, Calhoun, D. Davis, Doss, Douglas, C. Echols, Edwards, Gaither, Godwin, Grandberry, Griffin, Hall, Harris, Hudgens, Maurice Jones, Kasser, Lawson, McArthur, Mills, Patterson, Pearce, Rawls, Reagan, Reed, Robinzine, Russell, Singleton, Stackens, Steele, Sutton, Thomas, Toney, Truitt, Turner, T. Walker, West, E. Williams, R. Williams MISSISSIPPI (21) Antonescu, Denning, T. Echols, Ford, Govan, Grant, Hankins, Hill, Hinds, Holloway, Hunt, S. Jones, Longstreet, Malouf, Mathis, McCoy, McCrary, Rockette, Stubblefield, Sutherland, D. Walker

GEORGIA (12) Bowens, Brown, M. Davis, Hardie, Jackson, Lamar, Mack, Pitts, Richardson, A. Smith, Starr, Weaver ALABAMA (10) Bell, Black, Henderson, Malcolm Jones, Key, Onarheim, Riley, Terrell, T. Thomas, Todd ARKANSAS (5) Baker, Barnett, Bentley, Evans, C. McDonald LOUISIANA (2) Knockum, Leary FLORIDA (2) McCleod, Wright KANSAS (1) Phelps

BREAKDOWN BY CLASS SENIORS (14) Bentley, Doss, Ford, Gaither, Grant, Hankins, Hinds, Holloway, Hunt, Kasser, Knockum, Mack, McCrary, A. Smith JUNIORS (30) Barnett, Beliles, Bell, Black, Bradford, Denning, Douglas, T. Echols, Grandberry, Griffin, Hudgens, Jackson, Maurice Jones, Mathis, McCoy, C. McDonald, Mills, Patterson, Pearce, Phelps, Reed, Robinzine, Russell, Stackens, Steele, Stubblefield, Sutherland, Todd, E. Williams, R. Williams

SOPHOMORES (22) Barnes, Brown, Burgan, Calhoun, Edwards, Evans, Godwin, Hall, S. Jones, Key, Lamar, Pitts, Rawls, Reagan, Rockette, Singleton, Starr, Terrell, D. Thomas, Toney, Turner, Weaver FRESHMEN (32) Anderson, Antonescu, Baker, Berra, Bowens, Bratcher, Bryant, D. Davis, M. Davis, C. Echols, Govan, Hardie, Harris, Henderson, Hill, Malcolm Jones, Lawson, Leary, Longstreet, Malouf, McArthur, McCleod, Onarheim, Richardson, Riley, Sutton, T. Thomas, Truitt, D. Walker, T. Walker, West, Wright

PRONUNCIATION KEY PLAYERS Michael Antonescu .......................... Anton-es-q Philip Beliles ......................................Bah-Lyles LaKeitharun Ford ......................... Luh-keith-run Jamarcus Gaither ...........................Juh-marcus Corderick Govan............................. Core-derick Taz Knockum .................................... Knock-em

Deante’ Lamar .................................Dee-on-tay Matt Malouf ..........................................Muh-loof Joel McCloud ............................................. Jo-ell Deven Onarheim ........................... Or-ner-hime Dominik Riley.................................. Dom-in-eek Carlton Robinzine .......................... Rob-in-zeen Alton Starr................................................ Al-ton

Greg Terrell ............................................ Tuh-rel COACHES Garret Chachere ............................... Sash-er-ay


Head Coach Tommy West ....................................................... 20-23 Assistant Coaches.................................................................... Coaches.................................................................... 24-33 Football Support Staff ............................................................. 34-36


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Tommy West came to Memphis in 2000 as the defensive coordinator and a year later became the Tigers’ 21st head football coach. In just six short seasons at the helm of the program, West took the U of M to three straight bowl games and averaged eight wins a season in three of the last four years. Injuries plagued the Tigers the last two seasons and took a toll on the depth chart. In addition, after just the first three games of the 2006 season, West was convinced that a change needed to be made defensively and took over as defensive coordinator. While it took several weeks for the defensive players to grasp the new system, there was a marked improvement in the squad by year’s end. This was evident in the latter weeks of the season when Memphis narrowly lost to UCF, 26-24, and then a week later stunned eventual league champion Houston with a solid effort, forcing the Cougars into overtime and ultimately losing by a field goal. By the last game of the season, the Tigers were confident and handed UTEP a 38-19 loss at the Sun Bowl on its Senior Day. It is that victory that continues to drive the squad as it look forward to a significant turnaround and prepare to return this program to national prominence. Following the 2006 season, the Tigers landed six players on the All-C-USA Team and kicker Matt Reagan, receiver Duke Calhoun and defensive lineman Greg Terrell were named to the league’s All-Freshman Team. And, as in 2005, four Tigers

WEST’S BOWL PARTICIPATION AS A PLAYER 1972....................... Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl 1973.......................................... Gator Bowl 1974........................................ Liberty Bowl AS AN ASSISTANT COACH 1985............................ Independence Bowl 1986.......................................... Gator Bowl 1988..........................................Citrus Bowl 1989..........................................Citrus Bowl 1989.......................................... Gator Bowl 1990..........................................Sugar Bowl AS A HEAD COACH 1993......................................... Peach Bowl 1995.......................................... Gator Bowl 1996......................................... Peach Bowl 1997......................................... Peach Bowl 2003.............................. New Orleans Bowl 2004........................................ GMAC Bowl 2005...................................Motor City Bowl

were invited to participate in senior post-season games, which brings the total to 15 participants since 2001. West, who came to Memphis after serving as head coach at Clemson for five seasons, has led the Tigers to a 26-23 record the last four years and guided the U of M to three consecutive bowl appearances for the first time ever in school history. His 34 career victories at Memphis ranks fourth all-time in the Tiger record book. The Gainesville, Ga., native helped snap a 32year U of M bowl drought in 2003 when he led his squad to a 9-4 record, which included a victory over North Texas in the New Orleans Bowl. The last time that the U of M had been extended a bowl invitation was during the 1971 season when Memphis defeated San Jose State in the Pasadena Bowl. The 2003 season was viewed by many as “magical,” and the bowl victory propelled Memphis into the spotlight and gave the Tiger faithful a renewed spirit and heightened expectations. West became just the fourth coach in school history to claim nine wins in a single season, and for his efforts, he was named the Coach of the Year by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association. West and his Tigers embarked on the 2004 season knowing the bar had been raised and, with a veteran quarterback and an All-American running back, expectations were going to remain high. The Tigers opened the 2004 campaign with a 5-1 record, marking the best start for a Memphis squad since 1967. During that time, West led the Tigers into the national spotlight as Memphis defeated Ole Miss for the second-straight season and was listed No. 25 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. It was the first time ever that the Tigers were ranked by the national entity. Memphis also gained national attention as four of its last five games of the season were broadcast nationally by ESPN, including a Thursday night meeting with Louisville which was a battle to the end for both squads. A week after the Louisville game, the Tigers reached another milestone for the program as the U of M became bowl eligible with a win over Southern Miss. Memphis notched wins

over East Carolina and USF on the road before ending the regular season at 8-3. The eight wins marked the first time since the 1962 and 1963 seasons that Memphis had won eight or more games in back-to-back seasons, while the consecutive bowl appearances were also a first in the program’s history. West took his Tigers to Mobile, Ala., for the GMAC Bowl and dropped a hard-fought decision to Bowling Green. West has also generated major excitement in the city of Memphis for his Tigers. That was evident in 2004 when, despite the games being nationallytelevised by ESPN, nearly 100,000 total fans turned out for the final two home games of the season. The 52,384 fans that witnessed Memphis drop a hardfought 56-49 decision to then-14th ranked Louisville on ESPN, and the 47,163 fans who watched Memphis become bowl eligible with a 30-26 win over Southern Miss on ESPN2 helped the Tigers set an attendance record at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Memphis averaged 41,175 fans in its five home games, and the Louisville game marked the largest crowd to attend a Memphis game versus a non-Southeastern Conference opponent. The 2005 season started early with a press conference in January that led to the announcement that star running back DeAngelo Williams would return for his senior season. The cheers were deafening as coaches, administrators and fans celebrated Williams’ decision to remain a Tiger for 2005. With that announcement came a Heisman Trophy campaign for Williams with the blessing of West and his announcement that Williams was certainly a candidate for the prestigious award. The squad began practice in August and within weeks suffered what would become one of many injuries that would try to put a damper on the season. Memphis lost leading receiver Mario Pratcher just prior to the start of the season to a knee injury. Later, the Tigers lost starting quarterbacks Patrick Byrne and Will Hudgens, as well as defensive lineman Rubio Phillips in the first three games of the season. By season’s end, Memphis had lost eight starters or potential starters, but was still fighting for a third bowl appearance behind


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the signal calling of senior “receiver-turned-quarterback” Maurice Avery. Avery became the fourth starting quarterback for the Tigers in the Houston game, and led Memphis to a 5-2 record and a Motor City Bowl victory upon moving under center. The 2005 Tigers had every excuse in the book to quit and hope for a better 2006, but West and his coaching staff did a tremendous job of pulling the team together and keeping them on the right track. That determination paid off as Memphis finished with a winning record and a bowl invitation for the third consecutive season. Of the 117 Division I-A football programs, only 29 were playing in their third straight bowl game in 2005, and because of West, the Tigers were proud to say they were one of

team placed a record number of student-athletes on the Tiger 3.0 Club, and the squad turned in the highest cumulative GPA ever with a 2.6. For the spring 2006 semester, the Tigers announced the most 3.0 students ever with 32, and for the 2005-06 school year, 62 Tigers had earned a 3.0 or higher. West continues to bring quality student-athletes to the campus as his last five recruiting classes have produced high marks in the classroom, and his 2003 freshman class amassed a cumulative GPA of 3.1 in its first fall semester at the U of M. By August, 2007, three Tigers (Brandon Patterson, Andy Smith and Abraham Holloway) will have already earned a bachelor’s degree from the university. In the last three commencement ceremonies, 21 football players graduated marking the largest group under West. In addition, in nine of the last 10 semesters, football has posted a 2.3 or higher team GPA. That is quite significant as from 1984-2002, football posted a 2.3 GPA in only two total semesters. West was hired in 1999 under Rip Scherer to serve as the defensive coordinator. Soon after the season opener against Mississippi State, West had his defense ranked in the top five nationally. The squad ranked as high as second in the nation during the year and finished the year ranked fifth nationally in total defense and No. 1 in rushing defense. That season, Memphis limited nine of its 11 opponents to less than 100 yards rushing and no team gained more than 125 yards against the Tigers in 2000. Also that year, the Tigers had five players named to the AllConference USA first team defensive unit,

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Akron .......................................................... 1-0 Appalachian State ...................................... 1-1 Arkansas State ........................................... 3-1 Army ........................................................... 2-0 Auburn ........................................................ 0-1 Bowling Green State................................... 0-1 Chattanooga ............................................... 4-0 Cincinnati .................................................... 1-3 Citadel ........................................................ 0-1 Duke ........................................................... 3-2 East Carolina .............................................. 3-2 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 ...................................................... 4-2 Kentucky ..................................................... 1-0 Louisville ..................................................... 1-3 LSU............................................................. 0-1 Marshall ...................................................... 2-1 Maryland ..................................................... 5-0 Mississippi .................................................. 2-4 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............................................. 3-3 Syracuse..................................................... 0-1 TCU ............................................................ 0-1 Tennessee .................................................. 0-3 Tennessee-Martin ....................................... 1-0 Tennessee Tech.......................................... 1-0 Tulane ......................................................... 3-0 Tulsa ........................................................... 0-2 UAB ............................................................ 0-6 UCF ............................................................ 0-2 USF ............................................................ 2-2 UTEP .......................................................... 3-0 Virginia........................................................ 1-4 VMI ............................................................. 0-1 Virginia Tech ............................................... 0-1 Wake Forest ............................................... 4-1 Western Carolina ........................................ 1-1

them. Memphis also celebrated its first span of threeconsecutive winning seasons since 1992-94, and averaged eight wins over the three-year period. Several Tigers received post-season honors in 2005, including Williams, who was named the C-USA Offensive Player of the Year, and kicker Stephen Gostkowski, who was selected as the league’s Special Teams Player of the Year. Eight Tigers were selected to the All-C-USA teams, five of which were placed on the first-team squad. Williams was also named to several prestigious All-America teams and was a finalist for the 2005 Doak Walker Award. In addition, four Tiger seniors participated in post-season all-star games, which is another tribute to West and his staff. Both Gostkowski and Williams were invited to play in the 2006 Senior Bowl, while Tim Goodwell participated in the AllAmerican Classic and Maurice Avery competed in the Hula Bowl. In the six years since West has been the UM head coach, 50 Tigers have been placed on the All-Conference USA Team, including Williams who was named the league’s Offensive Player of the Year for three-straight years. Also with West at the helm, nine Tigers have been drafted to play in the NFL, including Williams and Gostkowski in 2006 and defensive back Brandon McDonald in 2007. Williams was selected in the first round, while Gostkowski, a fourth-round pick, was the first kicker drafted in 2006. McDonald, who transferred to Memphis and started two years in the Tiger secondary, was selected in the fifth round by the Cleveland Browns. A by-product of the national attention and newly-generated excitement has been a continued upswing in recruiting at the U of M. West and his staff continue to land more outstanding recruits from the Mid-South area, as well as some of the top prospects in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana. A renowned national recruiter, West’s 2002, 2003 and 2004 classes were ranked among the top 50 in the country, while his 2005, 2004 and 2002 classes were touted as the No. 1 group in Conference USA. West and his staff also continue to tap into the local talent, and in the last three seasons, have signed 35 players from the Mid-South area. Heading into the 2007 season, West boasts 45 Tigers on the squad from Tennessee and an additional 22 players from Mississippi. This is remarkable considering that in 2001 when West took over as head coach, there were only three players on the roster from the state of Mississippi. The number gradually increased and by 2003, Mississippi was represented by 11 Tigers. The surrounding area has proved to be a hotbed for talent and West and his staff make a steady charge each year to keep local standouts in Memphis. West also continues to stress academics to his squad, and his Tigers have responded with some of the highest grade point averages that the program has ever seen. In the spring 2003 semester, the football


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The 2006 season was a special one for Coach Tommy West as he was joined by his father, Jim, and his son, Turner, at each home game. 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. Linebacker Coot Terry and corner Jason Brown were also named to the C-USA All-Freshman Team defensive unit. When the Tigers were in need of a new coach to guide the program, Athletic Director R.C. Johnson had to look no further than in the U of M football office. West was proven as a head coach at Clemson and was also a favorite of the players. He took over the program shortly after the 2000 season came to a close and set out to build a nationally-recognized program that would consistently win and play in bowl games. The Tigers struggled in 2001 and 2002 as would be expected for a program that had not seen a winning season since 1994. But, West was a relentless recruiter and managed to build a quality staff, which led to one of the biggest turnarounds nationally. The Tigers turned in a 3-9 record in 2002, and just one year later managed a 9-4 record and a bowl victory in 2003. With three-consecutive bowl appearances, Tiger fans were now chanting, “The Tradition Continues…” West, 53, joined the U of M staff after an extensive coaching career at Clemson University, where he had been an assistant coach from 198289 and the head coach from 1993-98. Following his start in the coaching profession when he served a season at Ole Miss (1979) and two seasons at Appalachian State (1980-81), West served as an assistant coach at Clemson and was responsible for the outside linebackers. He was part of a coaching staff that led the Tigers to a 69-20-4 record and six Associated Press Top 20 rankings between 1982-89. During that time, Clemson played in five bowl games, winning four, and claimed four ACC Championships. West left Clemson for his alma mater Ten-

nessee in 1990 and spent one season as the Vols’ running back coach. UT ended that season with a 9-2-2 record and defeated Virginia in the Sugar Bowl. West then traveled to the University of South Carolina, where he was the defensive coordinator in 1991 and 1992. Following his two seasons at USC, West accepted his first head coaching job at UT-Chat-

tanooga. The Mocs were 4-7 in 1993, and shortly after their season ended, West was enticed to return to Clemson and coach the Tigers in the 2003 Peach Bowl. West was hired on November 29, 1993, and led the Tigers to a 14-13 victory over Kentucky in the Peach Bowl. With his debut in the Peach Bowl, West became the sixth coach in NCAA history to make his debut with a program in a bowl game. However, at that time, he was just the second coach in collegiate football history to make his debut in a bowl game without previously coaching his new team as an assistant coach earlier in the season. During his tenure at Clemson, West recruited the school’s all-time leading rusher, Raymond Priester; the school’s all-time leading passer, Nealon Greene; and the school’s all-time leading receiver, Rod Gardner. In addition to the offensive talent he landed for the Tigers, West had two linebackers named to AllAmerica teams and both were drafted in the NFL. Anthony Simmons was named an All-American in 1996 and 1997 and was selected by the Seattle Seahawks. Keith Adams was drafted by the Tennessee Titans after enjoying All-America status in 1999 and 2000, and Gardner was a first-round selection by the Washington Redskins. Not only did West’s recruits excel on the field, they also excelled in the classroom. Over the last two years of his tenure (1998-99 and 1999-2000), Clemson’s football teams had a graduation rate of 75 percent, which ranked the school among the nation’s leaders in the classroom. West took Clemson to the Gator Bowl in 1995 and the Peach Bowl in both 1996 and 1997. At the time, only 16 programs in the nation could claim to have appeared in three-consecutive bowl games. West also became just the second coach in Clem-

YEAR-BY-YEAR WITH TOMMY WEST YEAR 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

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

RECORD 4-7-0 6-4-0 3-7-1 9-1-1 9-1-1 7-4-0 6-6-0 8-2-2 10-2-0 10-2-0 10-2-0 9-2-2 3-6-0 5-6-0 4-7-0 1-0-0 5-6-0 8-4-0 7-5-0 7-5-0 3-8-0 4-7 5-6 3-9 9-4 8-4 7-5 2-10

BOWL Independence Gator Citrus Citrus Gator Sugar Peach Gator Peach Peach New Orleans GMAC Motor City -

CONF. FINISH 7th 3rd 7th 1st NA NA 3rd 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st NA 4th (E) 8th NA 6th 3rd 2nd 5th NA T7th T7th 9th T3rd T2nd T2nd (E) 6th (E)


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son history to take the Tigers to three-straight bowl games. He tallied a 31-28 record with the Tigers, before traveling to Memphis to take on another group of Tigers. As a player, West earned three letters in his four-year career at the University of Tennessee (1972-75). The Vols played in three bowl games and were ranked in a final Top 20 poll over the same three-year span. He was co-captain of Tennessee’s 1975 football team and played in the Blue-Gray 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 also played two seasons of baseball for the Volunteers (1974-1975) and had a career batting average of .305. He hit .367 in 1975 and was named All-Southeastern Conference Eastern Division. West began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Tennessee in 1977. He left the Volunteers and coached one year of high school football at White County High in Sparta, Tenn., in 1978 before being hired as an assistant coach at Ole Miss in 1979. West was a multi-sport standout at Gainesville High School in Gainesville, Ga. He was an outfielder in baseball, a guard in basketball and a running back in football. In 1972, he was named a high school All-American in football and was a second round draft choice in baseball by the Chicago Cubs organization. Willie Randolph, who went on to an All-Star career with the New York Yankees, was one of the 77 future Major League players drafted after West in the regular phase of the June 1972 draft. Born Thomas Cleveland West on July 31, 1954, in Carrollton, Ga., he is married to the former Lindsay Watkins of Forest City, N.C. The couple has one son, Turner, who is a redshirt freshman receiver on the Tiger football team.

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Overall ................................................. 69-73 Home Record ...................................... 42-31 Away Record ....................................... 24-38 Neutral Record ........................................ 3-4 Aug/Sept .............................................. 23-26 October ................................................ 20-26 November ............................................ 24-20 Outrush Opposition.............................. 59-18 Win Turnover Margin ............................. 37-7 C-USA Record ..................................... 21-27 C-USA Home Record .......................... 12-12 C-USA Road Record ............................. 9-15 ACC Record ........................................ 21-19 ACC Home Record ................................ 11-9 ACC Road Record ............................... 10-10 Wins Over Top 25 ....................................... 4

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


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Clay Helton, who recently completed his seventh season with the Tigers, was promoted to offensive coordinator in January 2007. In his new position, he now will focus his attention on the Tiger quarterbacks. When previous long-time coordinator Randy Fichtner accepted a position with the Pittsburgh Steelers in late January, Coach Tommy West wasted no time in elevating Helton. The Tiger veteran has often been the subject of praise by West and was promoted to assistant head coach in February 2004. He also previously served as the Tigers’ recruiting coordinator. In the press conference to announce Helton as the Tigers’ new offensive coordinator, West said that he expected the offense to become one of the most exciting and productive offenses in the country. He also touted Helton for his tireless work ethic and dedication. Helton has certainly proven himself over the years, and it hasn’t been easy. He had his work cut out for him in 2005 and 2006, as his receiving corps suffered injuries and personnel changes that left him with a younger, inexperienced group to work with. Prior to the start of the 2005 season, veteran Mario Pratcher suffered a season-ending knee injury. Next, Memphis lost its two starting quarterbacks to broken legs by the third game of the season, which meant that then-leading receiver Maurice Avery was called on to take over signal-calling duties. Helton refocused his troops and got great production from veteran wideouts Ryan Scott and Taz Knockum, as well as freshmen Maurice Jones, Earnest Williams, Carlton

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

Robinzine and Antonio McCoy. Jones was eventually named to the C-USA All-Freshman Team. The 2006 season started in much the same way as Helton lost Robinzine in the season opener to a knee injury and both Dave Thomas and Antonio McCoy were later sidelined for nearly half of the season with knee injuries. In addition, the defense saw an increased number of injuries and receiver Michael Grandberry was moved to defensive back. Helton made the best of a tough situation and helped develop freshman Duke Calhoun into a legitimate threat as the Memphis native led the Tigers with 681 receiving yards and six touchdowns, and was named to the C-USA All-Freshman Team. Ryan Scott continued to be a consistent target and wrapped up his career ranked fourth all-time in receptions with 114 and seventh in receiving yards with 1,527. Helton’s 2004 Tiger receivers accounted for 25 touchdowns and 3,086 yards receiving, and were part of an offensive unit that ranked second in Conference USA in total offense. The Tiger offense also ranked second in the league in scoring and ninth nationally in total offense. Helton worked with the running backs during his first three seasons on staff before moving to receivers in 2003. At the time, Helton inherited a depleted receiving corps and coached the group to one of its better seasons in years. Known for his teaching abilities, Helton’s receivers responded by setting school marks for receptions (260) and yardage (3,419) in 2003. Helton played a huge role in the development of several young Tiger running backs, including Jeff “Sugar” Sanders and junior college transfer Dante Brown, in his first two seasons on the UM staff. Sanders was a regular in the Tiger lineup, and Brown rushed for the fourth-highest single-season total in school history (902 yards) and set a Memphis record for rushing touchdowns in a game with four against Helton’s alma mater, Houston. In 2002, Helton helped a freshman named DeAngelo Williams lead the nation in average yards per carry for four weeks of that season. Williams was second in the nation in average yards per carry after 11 weeks and finished the season tied for fifth in the country with 6.6 yards per carry. He later went on to set nearly every UM rushing, scoring

and all-purpose yard record and was selected in the first round of the 2006 NFL draft. Helton coached at Houston from 1997-99 under his father, Kim Helton, before arriving on the U of M campus. While at UH, he directed the Cougar running backs for three seasons, and was responsible in 1997 for the development of All-Conference USA performer Ketric Sanford. Sanford combined with Vaughn Innis to rush for over 1,200 yards, and in 1998, placed second among all C-USA backs in all-purpose yards with 1,530. A native of Sugarland, Texas, Helton played quarterback for Houston in 1993 and 1994, after transferring from Auburn University. While playing for the Auburn Tigers in 1991, Helton received AllAcademic Southeastern Conference honors. He was voted one of Houston’s team captains in 1994. Following graduation from Houston, Helton entered the coaching profession as a member of Fred Goldsmith’s staff at Duke University. He worked as a graduate assistant for Duke in 1995 and was hired as the Blue Devils’ running backs coach in 1996. While in Durham, N.C., Helton helped to develop 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, 35, earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and interdisciplinary science f r o m Houston in 1994. He and his wife, Angela, have three children; sons, Reid and Turner, and daughter, Aubrey. Helton’s father, Kim, and his brother, Tyson, both are on the coaching staff at UAB.


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Former UCF standout Darin Hinshaw is in his first season on the Tiger coaching staff. He was hired in March 2007 to coach wide receivers. Hinshaw joins the U of M staff after serving one season as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Georgia Southern under former head coach Brian VanGorder. In 2006, Georgia Southern ranked 27th nationally in total offense, averaging 359.9 yards per game. Prior to his Georgia Southern stint, Hinshaw worked at Middle Tennessee State for five seasons. He was the running backs coach his first two seasons, and was elevated to co-offensive coordinator in February of 2003. Under Hinshaw’s guidance, the MTSU offense consistently led the Sun Belt Conference (SBC) and ranked nationally throughout the years. In 2001, the

Blue Raiders had two of the top five rushers in the SBC, along with the top overall rushing attack. Record-breaker Dwone Hicks, who rushed for over 1,000 yards, finished the year as the nation’s second-leading scorer. A year later, MTSU had the nation’s No. 21 ranked rushing offense, a 1,000yard rusher and two of the top eight ground gainers in the Sun Belt Conference. In 2003, the Blue Raider offense went down as the highest scoring unit in the Sun Belt Conference at 27.7 points a contest, including four games of 35 points or more. The unit ranked 37th nationally in passing efficiency and had the fifth-ranked receiver in the country. In 2004, MTSU led the Sun Belt and ranked 15th nationally in passing, while ranking 31st in the country in passing efficiency. Hinshaw, 35, made his way to Middle Tennessee after serving on Mike Kruczek’s staff at UCF from 1999 to 2000. A record-setting quarterback during his playing days for the Knights, Hinshaw spent the 1999 campaign as a graduate assistant with the responsibility of coaching tight ends and assisting the head coach with the quarterbacks. In 2000, Hinshaw took over the quarterback coaching duties — the first time someone other than Kruczek guided the quarterbacks since 1985. In that first season, Ryan Schneider threw for 2,334 yards and 21 touchdowns and completed 62 percent of his passes. As a player, Hinshaw set numerous school records for the Knights, including the career passing mark with 9,000 yards. During his time under center, UCF had a combined 28-16 record, including a 9-3 mark and an appearance in the I-AA playoffs in 1993. Following his playing days at UCF, Hinshaw began a career in professional football. After a brief stint with the Cleveland Browns, Hinshaw spent two years with the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League, helping the Preds to the Arena Bowl where they lost to the Tampa Bay Storm in 1995.

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

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


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Rick Mallory, one of the veterans of the Tiger coaching staff, is entering his eighth season as the Tigers’ offensive line coach. Well-known for his teaching style, Mallory’s offensive line is consistently strong and disciplined each season. In each of the last three years, Memphis has led Conference USA in sacks allowed, while averaging just nine sacks a season over that period. In 2004, the Tigers gave up just five total sacks. In 2006, two Tiger linemen landed on AllConference USA teams as Memphis again led the league, with just 14 total sacks on the year. Senior Blake Butler earned honors on both the C-USA Media and Coaches teams, while sophomore Brandon Pearce was a third-team pick on the All-C-USA Coaches Team. Mallory’s line received much recognition during tailback DeAngelo Williams’ storied run through the Tiger and C-USA record books. In 2005, the Tigers ranked fifth nationally in rushing offense much to the credit of the offensive front. Starting guard Andrew Handy was named to the first team All-Conference USA squad, and Pearce was selected to the C-USA All-Freshman Team. Memphis also finished the season ranked sixth in C-USA in total offense. The Tigers led Conference USA in 2004 for its impressive sack denial and was part of an offense that ranked ninth nationally in total offense. Memphis was also second in C-USA in scoring, third in passing and second in rushing – clearly a by-product of a veteran offensive line. In 2003 and 2004, veteran center Gene Frederic was a candidate for the Rimington Trophy. He was also named to the All-Conference USA first team in 2004, while tackle Jeremy Rone was selected to the league’s second team.

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

In 2003, the Tiger line allowed just 12 sacks, and went three-straight games without quarterback Danny Wimprine being dropped for a loss. Blake Butler, who had been a consistent starter for the Tigers, was a C-USA All-Freshman Team pick in 2003. Frederic and Rone were also third team AllC-USA picks in 2003. Mallory is also credited with guiding the development of former Tiger starter Wade Smith. Mallory helped Smith make the move from tight end to an offensive tackle slot, and Smith responded by rapidly moving into a starter’s position. In April of 2002, Smith was a third round draft pick of the Miami Dolphins. A native of Renton, Wash., Mallory joined the Memphis staff in May of 2000, and remained as a member of the coaching staff when Tommy West was elevated to head coach in 2001. He had previously spent five seasons at the University of Washington, where he worked with four players (Mark Bruener, Ernie Conwell, Cameron Cleeland, Jeremy Brigham) that were selected in the NFL Draft. Mallory, who was a graduate assistant coach responsible for tackles, tight ends and the kicking game in 1992 and 1993, took over as a full-time coach for the Huskies midway through the 1993 season when Myles Corrigan was sidelined due to a heart condition. Working with the tight ends, Mallory was fortunate to have Mark Bruener leading his position for a year-and-a-half. Bruener became the Huskies’ all-time leader in receptions by a tight end, was named firstteam All-Pac 10 twice and was selected in the first round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. As a rookie, Bruener started in the 1996 Super Bowl. In 1996, Mallory had Ernie Conwell take over as the starting tight end, and he went on to receive first team All-Pac 10 honors. Conwell was taken by the St. Louis Rams in the second round of the draft. In 1997, a Mallory-coached tight end claimed All-Pac 10 honors for the third-consecutive season. Cameron Cleeland picked up all-league honors and was later chosen by the New Orleans Saints in the NFL Draft. The Huskies’ second tight end, Jeremy Brigham, was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the third round. Mallory was a tight end himself at Washington as a freshman and sophomore, before moving to

offensive guard prior to his junior year (1982). A three-year letterman, he went on to earn All-Pac 10 honors and All-Coast honors as a senior in 1983 when he served as team captain. In the 1984 NFL Draft, he was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a ninth round pick and went on to play five seasons in the NFL. Mallory, 46, earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Washington in 1983. He and his wife, Shannon, have three sons, Ryan, Adam and Cameron, and two daughters, Naomi (4) and Fiona (1). Adam and his wife Lindsey live in Memphis. Their daughter, Delaney, was born in June 2007.


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

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Former Auburn standout James Joseph was hired in late February of 2007 to coach the U of M running backs. Joseph spent the last three seasons in the same capacity at Troy University. The Trojans captured their first-ever Sun Belt Conference title last season, and defeated Rice in the 2006 R + L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. No stranger to big-time football, Joseph played five seasons in the NFL in the mid-1990s following a standout career at Auburn University from 1986-90. At Auburn, Joseph holds the distinction of being the only Tiger player in school history to participate in five Auburn-Tennessee football games. He played as a true freshman in 1986 and was injured in the third game of the following season against Tennessee in 1987. He was granted a medical redshirt and regained his sophomore season for 1988. Joseph helped lead Auburn to three-consecutive Southeastern Conference championships (1988-90) and still ranks ninth in school history in rushing yards with 2,264 yards on 452 carries. He also scored 16 career touchdowns for the Tigers. Auburn participated in five bowls games during his career: Citrus (1986), Sugar (1987 and 1988), Hall of Fame (1989) and Peach (1990). In 1991, Joseph was selected in the seventh round of the 1991 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. As a rookie, he tallied 440 yards on 135 carries. Joseph played four seasons for the Eagles and one season with the Cincinnati Bengals, amassing 823 yards and three touchdowns on 250 carries. Upon completing his NFL career, Joseph returned to school and began his coaching career.

In 1996, Joseph began working as an assistant football coach at Auburn High School. He worked there through the 2003 season before accepting his first collegiate coaching post. Joseph earned his bachelor’s degree in human development from Auburn in 1997. He has three children, Jonathan, Jeremy and Jamey.


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In a much-anticipated press conference on February 22, 2007, Coach Tommy West announced the hiring of Rick Kravitz as the Tigers’ defensive coordinator. In addition to leading the UM defense, Kravitz will also focus primarily on the Tiger safeties. Kravitz, a 22-year coaching veteran, spent the 2006 season as the N.C. State safeties coach and special teams coordinator. In 2006, the Wolfpack ranked 13th nationally in pass defense and 36th overall in total defense. In addition, Kravitz helped direct junior kick returner Darrell Blackman, who ranked fourth in the nation in kickoff returns with an average of 28.89 yards per return. Prior to joining Chuck Amato at N.C. State, Kravitz spent 10 years at the University of South Florida

(USF) as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator. Hired in December of 1995, Kravitz quickly developed the Bulls’ defense into one of the most consistent units in college football throughout a rapid ascent into Division I-A. The defensive coordinator from the inception of USF football, Kravitz added assistant head coach to his title in 2001, the same season he switched his emphasis to the secondary after coaching the linebackers in his first four seasons. The USF defense finished 17th in the nation in 2002, 2003 and 2005 and ranked seventh against the run in 2002, allowing just 87.18 yards per game. That same year, USF led the nation in turnover margin, forcing 36 miscues, (22 interceptions and 14 fumble recoveries.) In 2005, USF ranked third nationally in fumbles recovered and sixth in pass defense. The Bulls’ defensive unit also ranked in the top15 in scoring defense, turnovers gained and sacks that same season. Kravitz, 53, was tabbed as one of the “top-5 toughest college assistants to replace among those who accepted new positions” after the 2005 season by senior writer Bruce Feldman of ESPN The Magazine. A college defensive coordinator since 1986, Kravitz joined USF from West Alabama, where he had been the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator in 1994 and 1995. He joined the staff at West Alabama after eight years as the defensive coordinator at Florida A&M where he coached six All-Americans and had 10 players drafted into the NFL. Prior to joining the college coaching ranks, Kravitz was a coach and teacher at two Pinellas County high schools from 1979-83. He first entered coaching as a defensive coordinator at Lakewood

High in 1979, and then served four seasons as an assistant coach at Countryside High. A native of St. Petersburg, Fla., Kravitz played at Troy State, competing as a defensive end and offensive tackle between 1974-76. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Troy State in physical education in 1977 and later earned a master’s degree in administration and supervision in 1987 while serving as an assistant coach at FAMU. Kravitz has a daughter, Kristin (26), and is married to the former Jo Ann Howell of Tampa, Fla. Kristin is married to Tampa Bay Devil Rays pitcher Doug Waechter.

KRAVITZ AT A GLANCE BORN ``` August 6, 1954 ``` St. Petersburg, Florida ALMA MATER ``` Troy State. 1977 ``` Bachelor’s degree in physical education ``` Florida A&M, 1987 ``` Master’s in administration and supervision COLLEGIATE PLAYING EXPERIENCE ``` 1981-83: Troy State (DE/OT) FAMILY ``` Wife - Jo Ann ``` Daughter - Kristin COACHING EXPERIENCE ``` 2007: University of Memphis ``` 2006: North Carolina State ``` 1996-05: South Florida ``` 1994-95: West Alabama ``` 1986-93, 1985/GA: Florida A&M ``` 1980-84: Countryside High School ``` 1979: Lakewood High School RECRUITING AREA ``` Nashville, West Tennessee, Tampa & St. Petersburg, Fla.


PRY AT A GLANCE BORN ``` April 1, 1970 ``` Altoona, Pennsylvania ALMA MATER ``` Buffalo, 1993 ``` Bachelor’s degree in history COLLEGIATE PLAYING EXPERIENCE ``` 1990-91: Buffalo (Free Safety) ``` 1988: Maryville College (Free Safety) FAMILY ``` Wife - Amy ``` Stepson - Colby COACHING EXPERIENCE ``` 2007: University of Memphis ``` 2002-06: University of Louisiana-Lafayette ``` 1998-01: Western Carolina ``` 1995-98/GA: Virginia Tech ``` 1993-94: East Stroudsberg RECRUITING AREA ``` Tennessee

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Former University of Louisiana-Lafayette defensive coordinator Brent Pry was hired in late February to take over the Tiger defensive line. Pry joined the U of M staff after working the last five years at ULL where he served as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator. He coached the Ragin’ Cajuns’ linebackers for five years and was promoted to assistant head coach in 2004. UL-Lafayette had its first winning record since 1995 when the Ragin’ Cajuns ended the 2005 season with a 6-5 record and a Sun Belt Conference title. In 2005, ULL closed out the season with a five-game winning streak. During that time, the defense allowed just 18 points per game. In 2004, the Cajuns allowed just 174.5 passing yards per game, which ranked 11th nationally. Under Pry, three defensive players were selected in the NFL Draft. A native of Lexington, Va., Pry was an assistant coach at Western Carolina (WCU) for four years (1998-2001) before joining the ULL staff. He coached the defensive line for two seasons before moving to defensive backs and special teams the latter two years. In 1998, WCU finished ninth in Division I-AA in total defense. In 2001, he helped the Catamount defense to a No. 1 ranking in touchdown passes allowed with just five. In addition, Pry’s secondary was ranked third nationally in pass defense. From 1995-98, Pry was a graduate assistant at Virginia Tech with the defensive line. While there, the Hokies ranked No. 1 in the nation against the run and fourth in scoring defense en route to a Big

East title and a Sugar Bowl victory. A free safety at Maryville College in 1988, Pry later transferred to Buffalo, where he played under former New Orleans Saints head coach Jim Haslett. Pry sat out the 1989 season and lettered in 1990 and 1991. He suffered a career-ending injury in 1991 and returned to the field as a student assistant coach for the 1992 season. Pry earned his bachelor’s degree in history in 1993. Pry began his coaching career at East Stroudsburg University as an outside linebackers coach in 1993 and worked with defensive backs in 1994. Coaching runs in the family, as his father, Jim, is an assistant coach at Illinois and his brother, Jonathan, is on the coaching staff at South Carolina State. This summer, Pry and his wife, Amy, were married in Rayne, La. The couple has a five-year-old son, Colby.


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Kenny Ingram is entering his second season with the Tigers and is the veteran of the defensive staff. The Memphis native was hired in March 2006 to guide the linebackers. Ingram inherited a young group of linebackers in 2006, and his charges responded by leading the way in tackles last season. Three of the five leading tacklers on the squad were linebackers, led by Heath Grant who was second with 81 stops. Grant also led the team in fumble recoveries with two and logged two interceptions. Quinton McCrary and Greg Jackson ranked third and fourth, respectively, in tackles. McCrary registered 70 tackles and a forced fumble, while Jackson totaled 69 tackles, which included seven TFL for minus 15 yards. Grant, McCrary and Jackson all return in 2007 as will Jake Kasser, who played in all 12 games last season and ranked seventh in tackles with 46. In addition, Ingram will have the services of letterwinner Jeremy Rockette, junior college standout Tommy Phelps, and redshirt freshmen Jeremy Longstreet, Winston Bowens and Corderick Govan. With this mix of youth and experience, Ingram looks to put a competitive group on the field in 2007. No stranger to Memphis, Ingram coached at Melrose High School, where he was credited with returning the program to prominence. He was the head

coach from 2002-04 and posted a 37-4 overall record after serving as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator from 2001-02. He led the school to one appearance in the state finals and a pair of appearances in the state semifinals. Ingram was a three-time Regional Coach of the Year and was the Commercial Appeal’s 2004 Coach of the Year for Metro Memphis. He also was selected to serve as the Liberty Bowl All-Star Game defensive coordinator in 2003 and was a member of the Tennessee East-West Shrine All-Star Game coaching staff that same season. In addition, Ingram was elected as an assistant coach for the 2004 Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star Game. In his three seasons at Melrose, he coached 17 players who signed scholarships to play college football. Ingram, 36, spent the 2005 season as defensive line coach at Tennessee State University, and was responsible for recruiting his hometown area of Memphis and West Tennessee. Previously, Ingram taught and coached at Corry Middle School and worked in the Youth Habilitation Center prior to moving to Melrose. A standout locally at Whitehaven High, Ingram played college football at Arkansas State, where he was a four-year letterman from 1988-93. He was the team co-captain in 1992-93, and received his bachelor’s degree in political science from ASU in

December 1999. Ingram and his wife, Carla, have five children; Kendrien, Taylor, Kameron and twins Kennedy and Karleigh.

INGRAM AT A GLANCE BORN ``` March 16, 1971 ``` Memphis, Tenn. ALMA MATER ``` Arkansas State, 1999 ``` Bachelor’s degree in political science COLLEGIATE PLAYING EXPERIENCE ``` 1988-93: Arkansas State (DE) FAMILY ``` Wife - Carla ``` Children - Kendrien, Taylor, Kameron, Kennedy & Karleigh COACHING EXPERIENCE ``` 2006-Present: University of Memphis ``` 2005: Tennessee State ``` 2002-04: Melrose High School Head Coach ``` 2001-02: Melrose High School Asst. Coach ``` 2000: Corry Middle School RECRUITING AREA ``` North Georgia, Chattanooga and Memphis


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Former Tulsa assistant coach Derek Jones was hired in January 2007 to guide the Tiger cornerbacks. This is the first season that the secondary will be split between two coaches, as defensive coordinator Rick Kravitz will lead the safeties. Jones coached cornerbacks one season at Tulsa after serving as an assistant at Middle Tennessee State and Murray State. In 2006, Tulsa finished the year with an 8-5 record and lost to Utah in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. That same season, the Hurricane defense ranked first in the league in pass defense and total defense. Tulsa’s defense also ranked second in C-USA in scoring defense, allowing its opponents just 20 points per game. Prior to joining Tulsa’s staff in 2006, Jones spent the 2005 season as the cornerbacks coach at MTSU. The Blue Raiders’ defense showed a vast improvement statistically from the previous year, ranking 30th in the nation in pass defense and 34th in interceptions. Before his one-year stint at

MTSU, Jones spent five seasons (2000-04) at Murray State serving as the cornerback coach and recruiting coordinator. Jones coached seven all-conference performers in his five years with the Racers. In 2004, Jones’ secondary played a major role in Murray State ranking 11th nationally in total defense and 23rd in scoring defense in Division I-AA. The Racers ranked second in pass defense in the Ohio Valley Conference and 40th nationally. A year earlier, the Murray State defensive unit ranked first in pass defense in the OVC and fourth nationally. A native of Woodruff, S.C., Jones entered the coaching ranks at his alma mater, Ole Miss, in 1998 as a graduate assistant for football operations and recruiting. He served as a defensive graduate assistant a year later. As a player, Jones was the team captain for the 1995 and 1996 seasons and earned second team All-SEC honors as a junior and senior cornerback. Following his senior season, Jones was selected to play in the 1996 Blue-Gray All-Star Classic. He was also a standout in track and field for the Rebels, earning All-SEC honors in the 4x400-meter relay and reaching the nationals in that event as well. Jones earned his bachelor ’s degree in public administration from

Ole Miss in 1996. Following graduation, Jones played professionally for the Toronto Argonauts and Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League and the Nashville Kats of the Arena Football League. An injury ended his playing career in 1998. Jones, 33, and his wife, Naketa, have one daughter, Madison. He has another daughter, Darquisha, 16.

JONES AT A GLANCE BORN ``` June 6, 1974 ``` Spartanburg, S.C. ALMA MATER ``` Ole Miss, 1996 ``` Bachelor’s degree in public administration COLLEGIATE PLAYING EXPERIENCE ``` 1993-96: Ole Miss (Cornerback) FAMILY ``` Wife - Naketa ``` Children - Madison & Darquisha COACHING EXPERIENCE ``` 2007: University of Memphis ``` 2006: Tulsa ``` 2005: Middle Tennessee State ``` 2000-04: Murray State ``` 1998-99/GA: Ole Miss RECRUITING AREA ``` Memphis and Mississippi


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Former Tulane assistant coach Garret Chachere was hired this past winter and will take over duties with the Tiger special teams unit. Chachere spent the last eight years at his alma mater, Tulane, where he coached the Green Wave linebackers and special teams. He was also involved in recruiting Louisiana, Texas, Florida and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. In 2002, the Green Wave received an invitation to the Hawai’i Bowl and defeated host Hawai’i for the title. During his stint at Tulane, Chachere helped develop linebacker Anthony Cannon who was drafted by the Detroit Lions. Cannon earned first-team All-C-USA honors in 2005 and logged four-straight 100-tackle seasons en route to ranking third all-time in C-USA in tackles. In addition, Chachere worked on a daily basis with the Tulane Athletics Academic Services department to monitor the academic progress of all Green Wave football student-athletes. A running back for the Green Wave, Chachere played two seasons for Mack Brown and Greg Davis and was a member of the 1987 Independence Bowl Team. A New Orleans native, Chachere began his coaching career as a student assistant for Tulane in 1991 while completing his bachelor’s degree in communications. Upon graduation, he moved to Pennsylvania for three years and coached defensive backs at Cheney State (1992), Bloomsburg (1993) and Bucknell (1994) before returning to Louisiana and

CHACHERE AT A GLANCE BORN ``` March 17, 1969 ``` New Orleans, La. ALMA MATER ``` Tulane, 1992 ``` Bachelor’s degree in communications COLLEGIATE PLAYING EXPERIENCE ``` 1987-88: Tulane (Running Back) FAMILY ``` Wife - Lauren ``` Children - Grant, Noah & Jackson COACHING EXPERIENCE ``` 2007: University of Memphis ``` 1999-2006: Tulane ``` 1998: Northeast Louisiana ``` 1995-97: Nicholls State ``` 1994: Bucknell ``` 1993: Bloomsburg ``` 1992: Cheyney State ``` 1991/SA: Tulane RECRUITING AREA ``` Louisiana, Florida Panhandle, Mobile, Ala.

serving as linebackers coach at Nicholls State from 1995-97. During his tenure in Thibodaux, La., the Colonels advanced to the 1996 NCAA Division I-AA national playoffs and at the time were part of the biggest season turnarounds in NCAA Division I history. Chachere, 38, left the Colonels and moved north to Monroe, La., in 1998 to coach tight ends at Northeast Louisiana (now ULMonroe) before heading back to New Orleans to begin his eight-year tenure with the Green Wave. He is currently the chairman of the program committee for the American Football Coaches Association. In 2002, Chachere was selected by the NFL for a coaching internship with the Seattle Seahawks. Chachere is married to the former Lauren Duplessis of Hampton, Va. The couple has three sons; Grant, Noah and Jackson.


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John Flowers is in his 23rd season as a member of the Tiger football staff. He came to Memphis in 1985 and currently serves as Tommy West’s director of football operations. In that capacity, he oversees the day-to-day running of the football office, as well as coordinating team travel and camps. Since his arrival in Memphis, Flowers has worked under head coaches Rey Dempsey (198485), Charlie Bailey (1986-88), Chuck Stobart (1989-94), Rip Scherer (1995-2000) and West (2001-present). Several years ago, Flowers was involved with the renovation of the Murphy Athletic Complex and the new addition to the complex that included football locker rooms, coaches’ locker rooms and meeting rooms, video rooms, media interview rooms, as well as training rooms, equipment rooms and locker rooms for other sports. Flowers is primarily responsible for the movement of the Tiger football team at both home games and road contests. He works hand-in-hand with hotel management in arranging player and staff rooms, as well as team meals. During Tiger home

games, he can be found setting up and hosting the Memphis football recruiting area and welcoming visitors to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. He also serves as a guest speaker for Tiger football around the Mid-South and often fills in when West is unavailable. Flowers came to Memphis after serving in the high school coaching ranks for seven years in the state of Illinois. He entered the coaching profession as an assistant coach at Lincoln High School and became the head coach in 1983. His 1984 squad posted a 9-2-0 record and appeared in the state playoffs.

A graduate of Southern Illinois University, Flowers played for the Salukis in the 1970s and received his bachelor’s degree in health education from SIU in 1977. As a player, Flowers was nominated for UPI Lineman of the Week after registering 18 tackles, six sacks, one pass break-up and a blocked punt against the Northern Illinois University. He lettered for four years for the Southern Illinois defense. Flowers, 52, spends his free time with his family and also enjoys hunting, fishing and playing golf. He and his wife, LuAnn, have two daughters, Brittany and Brooke. Brittany and her husband, Judd Rhodes, have two children, Olivia and Gracie. Brooke, who graduated from the University of Memphis in 2004, is currently teaching at Dexter Middle School. She married Jensen Pilant this past spring.

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


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David Davis is in his second year working with the Tiger coaching staff. This season, he will serve as an offensive graduate assistant and will work closely with offensive line coach Rick Mallory. No stranger to Tiger football, Davis played for Mallory in 2003-04 after transferring to Memphis from Itawamba Community College in 2002. Davis played in 25 career games for the Tigers, making 11 starts. He was part of a UM offensive line that allowed just five sacks in 2004, which led Conference USA. A native of Hamilton, Miss., Davis will assist with film breakdown and scouting reports, and will be responsible for scout team preparations on a daily basis. Last season, Davis was one of two graduate assistants in the video department. Davis graduated from the U of M in August, 2004, with a bachelor’s degree in sports management. He is currently working towards a master’s degree in sport and leisure commerce. In addition to his on-field duties, Davis also assists with the Tommy West Camp during the summer.

Scott Vogel, who worked as a video graduate assistant last season, will serve as a defensive GA in 2007. He will primarily work with defensive coordinator Rick Kravitz and the Tiger safeties. Vogel was a four-year letterwinner at defensive back for the Tigers, starting 32 games during his final three seasons. He finished his career in 2004 with 192 tackles, eight interceptions and three fumble recoveries. He scored his first collegiate touchdown on a 38-yard interception return against Tulane in 2003. Following his junior season, he was selected to the All-Conference USA third team. As a defensive graduate assistant, Vogel will assist with film breakdown and scouting reports. He will also work closely with the scout team during practices. A native of Memphis, Tenn., Vogel graduated in August, 2006, with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies.

Shawn Howe is in his first season working with the Tiger football program. He is serving as a video graduate assistant for the 2007 season. Howe came to Memphis after working as a volunteer assistant for one year at N.C. State. While there, he assisted with game-plan development, prepared scouting reports, assisted defensive line coach Todd Stroud and helped with film breakdown. Howe previously worked with Tiger defensive coordinator Rick Kravitz while both were at N.C. State. Howe played defensive end and linebacker at College of the Redwoods and earned first-team AllMid-Empire Conference honors in 2000 and was the team’s Defensive Lineman of the Year. He transferred to Rocky Mountain College and was a two-year starter at defensive end for the Battlin’ Bears. A native of Portland, Ore., Howe graduated from RMC in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education and health. Upon completing his eligibility at RMC, Howe served as an assistant coach at his alma mater and worked with the outside linebackers. He was also the film coordinator and regional recruiter for Washington and Oregon. He coached at RMC until January 2006 when he moved to Raleigh, N.C., to work as a volunteer coach at N.C. State.

Walt Bell joins the Tiger coaching staff this season, serving as a video graduate assistant. Bell came to Memphis after playing four seasons (2002-06) at Middle Tennessee State, where both Darin Hinshaw and Derek Jones formerly coached. A walk-on for the Blue Raiders, Bell eventually earned a scholarship and was a versatile player. He started out as a safety, but transitioned to wide receiver after several MTSU wideouts had been sidelined with injuries. In addition to working as a receiver, Bell was a consistent contributor for the special teams unit, which included serving as a holder. A native of Dickson, Tenn., Bell earned both his undergraduate and master’s degrees in just four-and-a half-years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration (Dec., 2005) and a master’s degree in sport management (Dec., 2006). Bell worked this past spring as a graduate assistant coach at UL-Lafayette before making the move to Memphis. He has also worked football camps at Minnesota and Boise State.

Murray Armstrong, who is the facilities coordinator of the Billy J. Murphy Athletic Complex, has served under eight head football coaches during his 45-year tenure at the University of Memphis. He was hired by former head coach and athletic director Billy J. Murphy in 1962. Armstrong has been involved with every facet of college football at Memphis. He has been an assistant freshman coach, head freshman coach, varsity defensive end coach, kicking coach, special teams coach, academic advisor and administrative aid, during his tenure with the Tigers. For 33 years, he and his wife, Joan, managed the U of M athletic dorm which housed more than 160 male athletes. A 1961 graduate of the University of Tennessee, Armstrong lettered three years on offense and defense for the Volunteers under Coach Bowden Wyatt. He was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference academic selection in 1958, and was recognized as SEC Player of the Week, October, 4, 1958, following the UT-Mississippi State contest at Crump Stadium in Memphis. In that game, Armstrong became the first Vol to score on both offense and defense in a single meeting. Armstrong received his degree in sociology and biology from UT and later earned his master’s degree at the University of Memphis. In May 1998, Armstrong was recognized by the Memphis Chapter of the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution to the Memphis football program. In September 1999, he was inducted into the M Club Hall of Fame, and one year later earned recognition into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. The Armstrongs have two sons Sterritt: a 1990 West Point graduate, and Brence, a 1997 graduate of Memphis.

Darby Dunnagan is one of the newest hires for the U of M Athletic Department. She came to Memphis from Marshall University and will serve as the video coordinator. Dunnagan’s responsibilities will include supervising a staff of student assistants who film football practice on a daily basis and other various athletic events. She will also handle football film exchange with Memphis’ opponents and will cut practice video for the coaching staff while utilizing the XOS SportsPro system. A native of Rural Retreat, Va., Dunnagan has worked the last two seasons as a graduate assistant in the video department at Marshall. While at Mar-


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

Brandon Kolditz is entering his second season as an assistant in the media relations office. Prior to being brought on full time, he worked two years as a graduate assistant at Memphis.

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

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

(1992), an education specialist degree from Austin Peay (1996), and a doctor of education degree from Tennessee State University (1999). Before joining Austin Peay in 1992, he worked in athletics at Indiana University and the University of Dayton. He and his wife, Melissa, have three sons; Adam, Tyler and Ryan.

Amos Mansfield is in his third year as the Tigers’ head athletic trainer, having been hired just prior to spring practice in 2005. A native of Cincinnati, Mansfield spent four years at Southern Miss and was the primary athletic trainer for men’s basketball, while also assisting with football. He received his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from the University of Alabama in 1996, and earned his master’s degree in business administration from Mercer University in 1999. A NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer, Mansfield is licensed by the State of Tennessee as an athletic trainer. Mansfield, whose primary responsibility is the sports medicine needs of the Tiger football program, also served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Mercer from 1996-99. In addition, he designed and implemented the sports medicine program at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, the Southeastern Athletic Trainers Association and the Tennessee Athletic Trainers Association. Mansfield, 33, is married to the former Anja Reese of Columbus, Ga. The couple has a daughter, Ava, who was born in January 2007.

Angela McCarter is entering her third season as the Tigers’ director of marketing. She worked three years as the assistant marketing director before her promotion in January 2005. As the marketing director for the Tiger Athletic Department, McCarter oversees an assistant, two interns and several volunteer students. Her department is directly responsible for developing advertising campaigns and implementing in-game promotions for each of the 19 sports at Memphis. In addition, McCarter works closely with the staff of Tiger Sports Properties, a division of Learfield Sports, and also is responsible for various media trade agreements as well as donation requests. A native of Memphis, McCarter joined the Tiger staff in 2001 after spending two years as an assistant director of marketing and publications for the Campus Recreation department at N.C. State. In that capacity, she was responsible for all of the marketing efforts for the program and implementing special events.

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Marc Hohorst joined the athletic department in the summer of 2001 and is entering his seventh 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, softball and golf. During the fall of 2002, the Athletic Department suffered a major loss when a fire on Halloween morning destroyed the turf room and most of the Tigers’ football equipment. Hohorst received high marks and praise for gathering game day equipment from other universities in the area and preparing the football team for its next contest. A native of Lafayette, La., Hohorst joined the U of M staff from Arkansas State, where he was the supervisor of equipment for three years. Prior to his duties at 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 ULL, Hohorst also assisted in the equipment room as a student and worked both the NCAA softball regional tournament and Sun Belt Conference baseball tournament as a tournament official. He spent one year with the Lafayette Swamp Cats as the head equipment manager before the team disbanded.

Kolditz’s responsibilities include serving as the media contact for softball and the secondary contact for football, as well as overseeing the design and development of the university’s athletic publications. His involvement in the media guide production has been recognized by CoSIDA in its publication contests. Most recently, the 2006 Memphis Soccer Media Guide placed first in the nation in the multi-sport category. A native of Sugar City, Idaho, Kolditz graduated in 2004 from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in public relations. At BYU, he spent a year as an intern in the sports information office working with the baseball team. Kolditz also served a year as the associate sports editor for the university’s award winning daily student newspaper. He earned his master’s degree from Memphis in 2005 in sport and leisure commerce. Kolditz, 29, and his wife Tamara have two children; Shelby (6) and Noah (2).


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A graduate of the University of Tennessee, McCarter worked in the Women’s Athletic Department in marketing and promotions. She was responsible for the marketing efforts for Lady Vols basketball, rowing, soccer, softball, track and field and volleyball. A member of the rowing team from 1995-96, McCarter received her bachelor’s degree in sport management from UT in 1998, and earned her master’s degree in sport administration in 2000. Angela and her husband, Steven, have one daughter, Lainey (2).

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

Jennifer Rodrigues, who is in her 10th year with the U of M, was elevated to Director of Athletic Media Relations at the start of the 2004 football season. Rodrigues is responsible for the publicity and promotion of the U of M football team, as well as overseeing the Athletic Media Relations Office. In 2005, she spearheaded a highly-publicized Heisman campaign for DeAngelo Williams. In March 2000, she served as the assistant media coordinator of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament/ 1st and 2nd Rounds, and a year later served as the media coordinator for the NCAA Women’s Basketball Mideast Regional. In 2002, she volunteered at the Mideast Regional hosted by Marquette University. For the last three years, she has served as the media coordinator of the C-USA Basketball Tournament hosted at FedExForum. A 1995 graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette), Rodrigues joined the Tiger staff after serving two years as an assistant media relations director at Mississippi State where she was the contact for women’s basketball and softball. She also assisted in the game-day operations for football, volleyball and men’s basketball.

Prior to Mississippi St., Rodrigues served as assistant SID for women’s athletics at Northern Arizona University. She also served as interim SID at NAU and handled men’s basketball and football prior to accepting the job at MSU. The New Orleans, La., native received her bachelor’s degree in journalism at ULL, where she served as a student assistant in the sports information office from 1991-95. There she was the media contact for volleyball and the nationally-ranked Lady Cajun softball team. Rodrigues, 34, is married to Mike Rodrigues, who is an athletic trainer for Memphis City Schools. The couple has a four-year-old daughter, Ally.

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

Mike Stark, who lettered for the Tigers for three years under former head coach Billy J. Murphy during the late 1960s and early 1970s, is in his eighth year with the Tiger athletic department. A native Memphian, Stark came to the University of Memphis after serving as defensive coordinator and head strength coach at Cordova High School for two years (1998-99). He also worked as the head wrestling coach for the Wolfpack. Prior to joining the staff at Cordova High, Stark spent 10 years as the defensive coordinator and strength coach at Bartlett High School. During his tenure at Bartlett, the Panthers posted an 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 1983-89, the Bears posted a 42-8 record, made the state playoffs three times and won a state championship. A 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 All-Midlands honors as a junior and senior and was named an AllAmerican by the Associated Press, UPI and Kickoff Magazine as a senior. He received his bachelor’s degree in education from the U of M in 1972. Stark and his wife, Cindy, have two children, a daughter, Keelie (20), and a son, Cody (11).

Bob Winn, a native of Roanoke, Va., is in his 33rd year with the U of M athletic department. For 17 years, Winn served as Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations, and in May 2004 was elevated to Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs. He is responsible for overseeing Athletic Media Relations, Marketing and Spirit Squads, as well as managing outside contracts and the relationship with Tiger Sports Properties. The chairman of the Conference USA Sports Information Directors in 1995-96, Winn is a 1974 graduate of the University of Memphis, holding a bachelor’s degree in journalism. During his tenure with the Tigers, he promoted 26 football All-Americans, including national award winners Joe Allison, who received the Lou Groza Award in 1993, and Ryan White, who was named to the 2000 Playboy All-American squad, 12 basketball All-Americans, five baseball All-Americans and three track All-Americans. In addition, Winn served as host for four NCAA Regionals, six NIT Tournaments, five Metro Conference Tournaments, one Great Midwest Conference Tournament and two C-USA Tournaments. He also served as the official scorer for the Women’s NCAA East Regional Golf Tournament in Memphis. During the spring of 2003, he served as the interim head golf coach for the Memphis men’s team and witnessed his team placing sixth in the Coastal Carolina Tournament and seventh in the Conference USA Championships. Winn was inducted into the All-American Football Foundation Hall of Fame in May 1998, receiving the Scoop Hudgins Award for media relations. In addition to his duties with the U of M, Winn has served as the media coordinator for the PGA Tour stop in Memphis, the Stanford St. Jude Classic, for 33 years and has assisted with the press box operation for the annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl, which is played in Memphis in December. A 1966 graduate of Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke, Winn is a long time member of CoSIDA. He and his wife, Susan, have a daughter, Casey, who is a 2005 graduate of the U of M.


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MIGUEL BARNES

PREP Lettered four years at Craigmont High School...Played for Coach Cecil Vanhooks...Was a four-year starter at CHS... Was a team captain during his senior season in 2005... Registered 135 pancake blocks as a senior and 115 as a junior...Selected as his squad’s Most Valuable Player and Best Offensive Lineman in 2005...Was listed as a junior in Who’s Who Among America’s Top Athletes...Logged 15 pancake blocks, 10 tackles and a forced fumble against Bartlett High in just three quarters of play...Broke his leg in the fourth quarter...Also lettered two seasons with the CHS track team. PERSONAL Kenneth Anderson is the son of Kenneth and Yvonne Toliver...Born May 21, 1988, in Memphis.

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Walk-on candidate who spent the 2006 season working with the offensive scout team...Primarily works as a center with the offensive line.

PREP Played for Coach Hank Hawkins at Millington High…Lettered four years as a Trojan football player…Rushed for 1,279 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior…Led the Trojans to the Class 5A state playoffs and an 8-3 record…Averaged 9.1 yards per carry as a senior…Scored five touchdowns and returned a kickoff 80 yards against Munford…Totaled 237 yards on eight carries in the game against Munford…Was named the Region 7 5-A Offensive Player of the Year…Was also selected as a first-team all-region pick at running back and kickoff returner…Named a Best of the Prep selection by the Memphis Commercial Appeal…Selected to play in the Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game in 2004…Rushed for more than 2,500 yards in his final two prep seasons. PERSONAL Miguel Shontay Barnes is the son of Melvin and Barbara Barnes...Born August 25, 1987, in Memphis, Tenn....His brother, Marlon, played at Colorado and in the NFL for several years…Brothers, Melvin and Marvin, both ran track at Memphis…Brother, Marcus, ran track at Louisville.

2006 Running back who showed improvement and potential before suffering a knee injury against Marshall that sidelined him for the remaining four games of the season... Played in the season opener against Ole Miss but was not credited with a carry...Rushed twice for a total of four yards against Chattanooga...Did not play against East Carolina or Tennessee...Returned to the field against UAB but did not carry the ball in that meeting...Saw extended action against Arkansas State and logged 27 yards on six carries with a long run of 11 yards in that contest...Had kick returns of 18 yards and 22 yards against the Indians... Had one of his better games against Tulsa where he was credited with four carries, one reception and four kickoff returns...Totaled 10 rushing yards and caught a pass for three yards against the Golden Hurricane...Credited with kickoff returns of 16, 18, 33 and 14 yards in the Tulsa contest...Was making great progress towards a breakout game against Marshall before leaving the game with a knee injury...Credited with five carries for 40 yards and a kickoff return for 22 yards against the Thundering Herd... Two of his runs were for first downs and he had a seasonlong run of 16 yards versus Marshall...Was injured on the long play and did not return to the field...Was able to work out with the team in the spring. 2005 Redshirted in 2005...Was named co-Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year at the team banquet. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Was named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for fall 2005 semester...Earned Commissioner’s Honor Roll recognition in 2005-06.

BARNES’ STATISTICS G/S NO RUSHING 2006 6/0 17

YDS 81

AVG 4.8

TDS 0

LG 16

KO RET 2006

YDS 143

AVG 20.4

TDS 0

LG 33

G/S 6/0

NO 7

BARNES’ CAREER HIGHS Most Rushes/Game: ............... 6 vs Arkansas State (‘06) Most Rushing Yds/Game:................40 vs Marshall (‘06) Longest Run/Game: ........................16 vs Marshall (‘06) Most Pass Receptions/Game: ...............1 vs. Tulsa (‘06) Most Yards Receiving/Game: ................3 vs. Tulsa (‘06) Longest Pass Reception/Game: ............3 vs. Tulsa (‘06) Most Kickoff Returns/Game:..................4 vs. Tulsa (‘06) Most Kickoff Return Yards/Game: .......81 vs. Tulsa (‘06) Longest Kickoff Return/Game: ............33 vs. Tulsa (‘06) Most All-Purpose Yards/Game: ...........94 vs. Tulsa (‘06)

GAME-BY-GAME REVIEW RUSHING 9/3/06 9/9/06 10/7/06 10/14/06 10/21/06 10/28/06

OPPONENT Ole Miss Chattanooga UAB Arkansas State Tulsa Marshall

NO 0 2 0 6 4 5

YDS 0 4 0 27 10 40

AVG 0.0 2.0 0.0 4.5 2.5 8.0

TDS 0 0 0 0 0 0

LG 0 2 0 11 6 16

KICK RETURNS 9/3/06 9/9/06 10/7/06 10/14/06 10/21/06 10/28/06

OPPONENT Ole Miss Chattanooga UAB Arkansas State Tulsa Marshall

NO 0 0 0 2 4 1

YDS 0 0 0 40 81 22

AVG 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.0 20.3 22.0

TDS 0 0 0 0 0 0

LG 0 0 0 22 33 22

Signed a National Letter of Intent with the Tigers in January and was enrolled in school for the spring semester… Worked with the defensive line this spring and is expected to add depth to the line this fall...Missed the second week of spring practice with a pectoral injury. JUNIOR COLLEGE Played two seasons at Trinity Valley Community College…Ranked as the No. 20 junior college prospect by Rivals.com…Earned preseason first-team JC Gridwire All-America honors as a sophomore after helping lead his team to a conference and regional title and a berth in a bowl game…Recorded 37 tackles with 3.5 sacks in helping the Cardinals go 9-3 with conference and regional titles in 2005…Earned all-league honors at Trinity after totaling 46 tackles and three sacks in 2004…Originally signed with Arkansas out of high school. PREP Was a standout at Arkansas High School…Named to the Associated Press Arkansas Super Team and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All-Arkansas Team as a senior after totaling 60 tackles, including 15 tackles for loss and eight sacks…Also blocked five kicks in his final prep campaign…Tabbed by Rivals.com as the No. 5 prospect in Arkansas following his senior season…Played in only five games as a junior due to a knee injury…Named the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore after logging 97 tackles, including 49 solo stops, and eight sacks…Also forced three fumbles and recovered two fumbles en route to earning first-team all-conference honors that season. PERSONAL Freddie Barnett is the son of John and Betty Larry...Born March 23, 1985, in Texarkana, Texas.


2006 Played in all 12 games, logging time on the offensive line and on special teams...Worked his way into the lineup towards the end of the season and played 49 offensive snaps against Southern Miss...Started at center against UCF for an injured Stephen Schuh and played all 62 snaps...Logged time at center against Houston and saw action on 53 plays...Started in the season finale against UTEP at center and was in on all 69 offensive snaps... Was part of an offensive line that only allowed 14 sacks in 2006, which led Conference USA. 2005 Lettered after playing just one game in 2005...Saw limited action in the Chattanooga victory.

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club following spring 2005 semester.

PERSONAL Philip Wade Beliles is the son of Ray and Maria Beliles... Born September 25, 1985, in Memphis, Tenn. BELILES’ STATISTICS GAMES/STARTS OFFENSIVE LINE 2005 1/0 2006 12/2 Total 13/2

SNAPS/TOTAL SNAPS 0/836 235/766 235/1602

PREP Was a three-year starter on defense for Coach Ricky Seale at Thompson High...Missed five games as a senior with injuries, but still finished with 60 tackles, eight tackles for loss and four sacks...Totaled 97 tackles, five sacks and four interceptions as a junior...Was an all-state, allcounty and all-Super Metro selection...Selected by the Montgomery Advertiser to its Elite 11 team...Huntsville Times also selected him to its Elite 11 team...Was a Super Senior selection by the Birmingham News... Also named to Mobile Register’s Elite 18 and Super Southeast teams...Was a PrepStar All-American and Atlanta Journal Constitution Super Southern 100...Rated by TheInsiders. com as Southeast Top 25 and eighth-ranked safety nationally...Was considered one of top three safeties by Rivals. com... Ranked one of the top two players in Alabama by SuperPrep...Also played basketball and averaged 15 points and seven rebounds. PERSONAL Tony Cyrus Bell is the son of Noah and Theresa Bell...Born December 26, 1984, in Birmingham, Ala.

ARRON BENTLEY

2006 Made the transition from defensive to offensive line in spring 2006...Worked some as a tackle before moving to tight end...Played in seven games as a junior...Made his only career start against Southern Miss when Memphis lined up in a two-tight end set...Recorded his only pass reception of the season against UCF...Caught a 16-yard pass from Martin Hankins on 2nd-and-four...Helped the Tigers cross midfield with the reception and extended Memphis drive that resulted in a touchdown three plays later...Was slotted back into the offensive line during spring workouts. 2005 Lettered after appearing in one game in 2005...Saw action in home win over Chattanooga but was not credited with a tackle. 2004 Redshirted to gain experience with the defense. 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. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for fall 2006 semester. PREP Was an all-conference selection during the 2001 and 2002 seasons at Trumann High for Coach Ricky Timbs... Named to the Channel 8 News Little Rock All-Star Team in 2002...Led his team in tackles as a senior with 130... Credited with 340 career tackles...Lettered in football, basketball and track.

PHILIP BELILES (LEFT), BLAKE BUTLER, ABRAHAM HOLLOWAY

PERSONAL Arron Bentley is the son of Bill and Irma Bentley...Born August 29, 1985, in Seguin, Texas.

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PREP Was a two-year letterwinner at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis...Played for Coach Kevin Locastro... One of four CBHS players to sign with the Tigers in December, 2003...Named to The Commercial Appeal’s 2003 Best of the Preps (Private School Division) team...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 All-Star Game in 2003...Was also picked to play in the East-West Shrine All-Star Classic.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY Played in 11 games in 2005 for the Tigers...Totaled four tackles as a sophomore, all of which were solo stops... Recorded an interception and returned the pick eight yards against Ball State...Considered one of Auburn’s top special teams players in 2004...Blocked a punt on Tennessee’s opening drive that allowed Auburn to start its first drive on its own 45-yard line...Recorded four tackles against Mississippi State and recovered a fumble and totaled three solo tackles in first career game against Louisiana-Monroe... Named the Coaches’ Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against Mississippi State...Missed three games with a hamstring injury.

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2004 Redshirted to gain experience behind a veteran offensive line.

Transferred to Memphis after playing two seasons at Auburn...Worked out with the team in fall 2006, but had to sit out because of NCAA transfer rules...Missed several spring practices with a groin injury.


PERSONAL Steven Lyn Black is the son of Anita Black...Born December 11, 1986, in Birmingham, Ala....His cousin is Terrell Owens, who has played 11 seasons in the NFL.

PREP Played for Coach John Dowtin at Cordova High School... Lettered as a kicker for the football squad and also was a member of the soccer team...Was a finalist for 2005 Best of the Prep soccer honors by the Memphis Commercial Appeal...Was an all-state and all-metro selection in soccer...Sweeper who led the Wolves to a berth in the 2005 Class AAA sectionals...Tallied six goals and five assists... Plays for the Memphis Express during the summer... Scored a goal against Jackson North Side to lead team to the Region 7-AAA finals. PERSONAL Nicholas Joseph Berra is the son of John and Susan Berra...Born December 21, 1986, in Decatur, Ill....Coaches soccer at Cordova High.

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Joined the Tigers during 2007 spring practices as a walk-on kicker...Will work with sophomore Matt Reagan and senior transfer Joey Mack this fall. 2006 Redshirted during the 2006 season. PREP Played for Coach Don Shockley at North Clayton HS…Earned four letters in football and was a three-year starter…Totaled 116 tackles, three pass breakups and one interception in 2005…Helped squad to a 7-3 record that season…Also rushed for more than 300 yards and six touchdowns as a senior…Honored as the team’s Defensive Player of the Year following 2005…Logged more than 100 tackles in each of his last three prep seasons…Led the squad in tackles all three seasons at NCHS…Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution All-Clayton/Henry Defensive first-team…Was an All-State honorable mention pick…Selected to compete in the North/South All-Star game…Named Linebacker of the Year for NCHS…Honored with the Captain’s Award in 2005…Participated in the Athens NIKE training camp…Named all-city as a junior…Led team to a 10-0 record in 2004, as well as the 4A region and sub-region championship…Also a member of the track team at North Clayton…Was a county and region champion in the shot put, and county champion and regional runner up in the discus.

JADA BROWN PERSONAL Taylor Alexander Bradford is the son of Jimmie and Marva Bradford...Born March 14, 1986, in Nashville, Tenn.

PERSONAL Winston Bowens is the son of Gayle Bowens...Born December 9, 1987, in College Park, Ga.

Signed with the Tigers in December and enrolled at the U of M for the spring semester…Worked out with the team in the spring…Is expected to add depth and experience to a receiving corps that has been depleted by injuries and graduation...Received the first-ever offensive Top Newcomer Award at the Blue-Gray Game this spring... Caught five passes for 60 yards and completed a sevenyard pass in the 2007 Blue-Gray Game. JUNIOR COLLEGE Played two seasons at East Mississippi Community College…Totaled 30 receptions for 481 yards and four touchdowns as a sophomore and was listed by Rivals.com as one of the top 100 junior college recruits…Part of an EMCC offense that ranked fifth in the MACJC, averaging 312 yards of total offense per game...Logged 152 yards receiving and two touchdowns on five catches in his final game of the 2006 season against Itawamba and was named the MACJC/Region 23 Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts…Named to the MACJC North All-State second team in 2006…Totaled 30 receptions for 225 yards and three touchdowns in 2005...Originally committed to Louisville out of high school before heading to EMCC. PREP Lettered at Vestavia Hills High School...Tallied 802 yards and seven touchdowns on 41 receptions and rolled off 126 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries as a senior at VHHS...Also returned 17 kicks for 468 yards and two touchdowns and was a three-star recruit and ranked as the No. 15 prospect in the state of Alabama by Rivals. com…Averaged 21.5 yards on his 87 catches and also totaled 12 career receiving scores during his career.

Transferred to Memphis after playing two seasons at Samford University...Worked as a member of the Tiger defensive scout team during the 2006 season. SAMFORD UNIVERSITY Played in four games during the 2005 season and totaled three tackles and one TFL on the year...Participated in eight games in 2004 and finished the season with 13 tackles...Registered a season-high four tackles in the season opener against West Alabama...Credited with two tackles at Georgia Tech and two at Jacksonville State. PREP Was a three-sport letterwinner at Antioch High School... Played defensive line for Coach Thomas McPhail...Named all-region and was the team’s defensive line MVP...Helped his team to a 9-2 record in 2004...Earned four letters each in football and track...Named all-state in track in the shot put event from 2002-04...Holds the AHS record in shot put and discus...Recorded a discus throw of 162’3.5” and a shot of 56’10”...Also earned three letters as a member of the basketball squad.

2006 Played in 10 of the Tigers’ 12 games in 2006...Missed UAB contest with a shoulder injury...Made his collegiate debut against Ole Miss and totaled one tackle in the game... Logged four tackles against Tennessee...Started against Arkansas State at right end and was credited with two tackles...Matched his season high with four stops against Tulsa in his second start of the season...Recorded two tackles against USM and another four against UCF a week later...Tallied one stop versus Houston in the Tigers’ final home game...Recovered a UTEP fumble forced by Van Houston in the win over the Miners...Ended the season with 18 tackles...Was one of the recipients of the Chris Faros Most Improved Player Awards for Spring 2007. 2005 Joined the Tigers after originally signing with Ole Miss... Left Ole Miss in August...Was not eligible to play in 2005 because of transfer rules, but was allowed to practice with the team. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Earned recognition in Tiger 3.0 Club for spring 2006 semester. PREP Lettered for four years at Banneker High School under Coach James Fletcher...Selected as team captain... Credited with 96 tackles, including 12 QB sacks, as a senior...Was an all-city, all-metro, and Super 11 selection...Also named Super 11 Player of the Week...Lettered in wrestling and track...Helped track squad to a regional championship...Was captain of his wrestling team and had 20-3 record in the heavyweight division.


PERSONAL Jada Lynn Brown is the son of Walter and Juliette Brown... Born September 10, 1986. BROWN’S STATISTICS DEFENSE G/S UT AT TOT. FR INT LOSS SACK 2006 10/2 4 14 18 1 0-0 1.5-2 0-0 BROWN’S CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles/Game: .... 4 vs Tennessee, Tulsa & UCF (‘06) Most Solo Tackles/Game: ....... 1 vs four opponents (‘06) Most Assisted Tackles/Game:.. 3 vs Tennessee, Tulsa & UCF (‘06)

Helped his squad to an 11-3 record as a senior...Logged three sacks in the state quarterfinals in 2004...Finished his senior year with 13 sacks, 82 tackles, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble...Led the defensive line in tackles and sacks in 2003 and 2004...Helped his team to a Tennessee state 5A championship in 2003...Named all-region and all-metro during his junior and senior seasons...Was also a Commerical Appeal “Best of the Preps” honoree his final two seasons at GHS...Selected as an honorable mention pick on the all-state team...Also lettered three seasons for the wrestling team...Is the GHS Ironman record holder, having bench pressed 415 pounds. PERSONAL Joseph Burgan is the son of Mark and Peggy Burgan... Born July 2, 1986, in Downey, Calif.

HONORS Named to 2007 C-USA All-Freshman Teams that were selected by league coaches and media...Was an honorable mention Freshman All-American by CollegeFootballNews. com...Selected by coaching staff as team’s 2007 Offensive Player of the Year...Recipient of the MVP Award for spring practice in 2007.

PERSONAL Charles Edward Bryant III is the son of Charles and Nancy Bryant...Born September 11, 1987, in Memphis, Tenn.

2006 One of just five true freshmen to play for the Tigers in 2006...Led the team in receiving yards with 681 and in receiving touchdowns with six...Ranked third on the team in scoring with 42 points...Caught at least one pass in all 12 games and boasted multiple receptions in 10 contests... Recorded three 100-yard receiving games as a freshman... Scored touchdowns in four consecutive games...Tallied 14 receptions of 20 or more yards, including a season-high 60yard catch against Chattanooga...Ranked second all-time by Tiger receivers in their freshmen season in receptions, yards and receiving touchdowns...Ended the season ranked 10th in Conference USA in receiving yards per game with 56.8...Caught two passes for 29 yards in first collegiate game against Ole Miss...Had a break-out game against Chattanooga, posting 109 yards on four receptions...Became the first Tiger freshman since 2001 (Daron White) to post 100-yards receiving in a game...Caught his first collegiate touchdown pass on a 23-yard pass from Martin Hankins against East Carolina...Also caught TD passes in the next three straight games against Tennessee, UAB and

DUKE CALHOUN

2006 Walk-on candidate who did not participate in games during the 2006 season...Worked closely the last two seasons with standout snapper Rusty Clayton to improve technique and delivery...Had shoulder surgery in the spring...Is expected to challenge for deep snapping duties in 2007. 2005 Redshirted during the 2005 season. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for 2005-06... Listed on Tiger 3.0 Club for 2005 fall semester. PREP A two-year letterwinner at Germantown High School for Coach Charlie White...Played nose guard, defensive tackle, offensive guard and was a deep snapper for the Red Devils...

PREP All-purpose player for Coach Fred Halley at Raleigh-Egypt High…Named the 2006 Commercial Appeal’s MIAA Male Athlete of the Year...Three-sport letterwinner who also played basketball and ran track…Caught 35 passes for 533 yards as a senior…Also rushed for 500 yards and logged 15 touchdowns in 2005…Nationally ranked in the top 50 by position by Scout.com…Had one of his best prep games against White Station High, totaling four touchdowns…Rushed for two scores, hauled in a receiving TD and returned an interception for a score in that contest versus WSHS…Also had an impressive showing against Kingsbury with 15 carries for 208 yards and two touchdowns…Combined for 17 touchdowns in 2004 and 2005…Has been clocked at 4.31 in the 40…Averaged an area-best 13 yards per carry in 10 regular season games in 2004…Also totaled 57 carries for 739 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior…Named All-State honorable mention by the Associated Press…Named All-Shelby-Metro in 2005…Participated in the 2005 AutoZone Liberty Bowl All-Star Classic…Ranked sixth on the Commercial Appeal’s “Most Wanted” list of the area’s top football recruits…Also a “Best of the Preps” selection by the Commercial Ap-

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PREP Played for Coach Philip Spain at First Assembly Christian School…Was primarily utilized as an offensive lineman…Selected as a member of the All-Shelby-Metro Team in 2004 and 2005…Helped his squad to back-toback 7-4 seasons…Selected as a team captain his senior season…Named Division 2 Class A all-state his last two seasons…Lettered all four years in football at FACS…FACS advanced to the playoffs all four of Bryant’s seasons…Also lettered in basketball and was named all-metro in 2004... Was also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Honor Society while at FACS...Participated on the chess team.

2007 PRESEASON HIGHLIGHTS Selected to Athlon Sports’ All-C-USA second team this summer.

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Earned recognition on Tiger 3.0 Club for spring 2007 semester.

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2006 Redshirted in 2006...Made the transition from offensive line to defensive line during spring workouts. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for spring 2006 semester.

Arkansas State...Logged a season-high six receptions for 81 yards against UAB...His lone catch against ASU was a 49-yard touchdown strike from Martin Hankins...Started the next two straight games against Tulsa and Marshall and tallied five receptions in each contest...Totaled a seasonhigh three runs for 16 yards against USM...Scored his first rushing touchdown on a three-yard run late in the fourth quarter against the Golden Eagles...Hit the century mark in two of the last three games of the season, including a six catch, 100-yard effort against UCF...Scored twice against the Golden Knights in his first multiple-TD game...Caught touchdown passes of 24 and 28 yards versus UCF... Held to just one catch for 12 yards by C-USA champion Houston...Returned for a career high in the season finale with five receptions for 129 yards against UTEP...Three of the five receptions against the Miners was for first-down yardage, including a 56-yard catch that gave the Tigers prime field position for a touchdown run by Joseph Doss at the end of the drive.


peal…Rated by Rivals.com as the No. 6 prospect in Tennessee…Rivals.com also ranked him 33rd among the nation’s top wide receivers…Named Athlete of the Week in basketball in 2005…Helped his track squad to a state championship in 2004. PERSONAL Nathaniel Calhoun is the son of Anthony and Tracee Jones... Born September 1, 1987, in Memphis, Tenn. CALHOUN’S STATISTICS NO YDS RECEIVING G/S 2006 12/2 42 681

AVG 16.2

TDS 6

LG 60

CALHOUN’S CAREER HIGHS Most Pass Receptions/Game: ....... 6 vs UAB, UCF (‘06) Most Yards Receiving/Game: ............129 vs UTEP (‘06) Most Touchdown Receptions/Game: .......2 vs UCF (‘06) Longest Pass Reception/Game: ..... 60 vs Chattanooga (‘06)

RECEIVING 9/3/06 9/9/06 9/16/06 9/30/06 10/7/06 10/14/06 10/21/06 10/28/06 11/5/06 11/11/06 11/18/06 11/25/06

OPPONENT Ole Miss Chattanooga East Carolina Tennessee UAB Arkansas State Tulsa Marshall Southern Miss UCF Houston UTEP

NO 2 4 2 3 6 1 5 5 2 6 1 5

YDS 29 109 40 29 81 49 24 59 20 100 12 129

AVG 14.5 27.3 20.0 9.7 13.5 49.0 4.8 11.8 10.0 16.7 12.0 25.8

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

JOSEPH DOSS LG 18 60 23 21 24 49 15 33 14 32 12 56

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GAME-BY-GAME REVIEW

PREP Played offensive and defensive tackle and saw action on special teams during his career at Southaven High School under Coach Calvin Aldridge...Helped his 2002 squad to a District championship...Voted team captain in 2003... Earned All-Region 1 Class 5A and all-district honors after his junior and senior seasons. PERSONAL Michael Denning is the son of Daniel and Emily Denning... Born October 21, 1985, in Albany, Miss...Has a twin brother, Steven, who also played at NWMCC. DENNINGS’ STATISTICS GAMES/STARTS OFFENSIVE LINE 2005 9/1

SNAPS/TOTAL SNAPS 164/836

2006 Battled various injuries including an elbow dislocation and a knee injury throughout the season...Redshirted during the 2006 season...Was back on the field extensively in the spring and is expected to add depth to the offensive line in 2007. 2005 Participated in nine games for the Tigers in 2005...Played 34 of the team’s 77 snaps in the Chattanooga contest... Worked 35 of the Tigers’ 72 plays in the victory over UTEP... Had 38 offensive plays against Houston and 22 in the East Carolina win...Had his first career start in the Southern Miss game on the road, replacing an injured Andy Smith at offensive guard...Totaled 35 offensive plays against Southern Miss...Also saw action with the special teams unit...Finished the season having played 164 snaps... Was part of an offensive line that allowed just nine sacks in 2005, which led Conference USA...Also helped the offense rank fifth nationally in rushing offense and helped pave the way for All-American tailback DeAngelo Williams to lead the nation in rushing average. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Has earned Tiger 3.0 Club honors three semesters...Listed on C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for 2005-06. JUNIOR COLLEGE Played only one season at Northwest Mississippi Community College...Was a high school and junior college teammate of fellow 2005 signee Brandon Hunt...Was an offensive lineman at NWMCC.

2007 PRESEASON HIGHLIGHTS Picked as a third-team All-C-USA honoree by Athlon Sports this summer. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS Ranks 12th all-time in career rushing yards at Memphis with 1,533 entering his senior season...Ranks fourth alltime in season carries with 224 and seventh in rushing yards with 910 in 2006...Has rushed for 100 or more yards in three career games...Has only fumbled the ball twice in his career on 363 carries, both of which were against Southern Miss in 2004 and 2005. 2006 Logged starts in 11 of his 12 games played as a junior... Opened the season with his first-ever 100-yard rushing game, rolling off 112 yards on 23 attempts against Ole Miss...Just missed the century mark against East Carolina with 99 yards on 23 carries...Also caught three passes for 33 yards against the Pirates...Rushed for more than 50 yards in the final eight games of the season, including back-to-back 80-yard efforts against Tulsa and Marshall... Scored his first touchdown of the season on a 37-yard pass from receiver Ryan Scott against Arkansas State... Scored on rushing attempts in the next three consecutive games against Tulsa, Marshall and Southern Miss...Scored on a four-yard run against the Golden Hurricane...Rushed

for his 1,000th career yard in the Tulsa meeting...Was the first to strike in the Marshall contest, scoring on a one-yard run in the first quarter...Also logged a one-yard TD run against USM...Rushed for 105 yards on 22 carries versus the Golden Eagles...Helped tie the score up at 14 against UCF after scoring on a 28-yard pass from Martin Hankins in the second quarter...Rushed for a career-high 133 yards on 28 carries against Houston...Pulled Memphis to within a touchdown on a one-yard TD run against the Cougars with just over six minutes left in regulation...Scored three of Memphis’ five touchdowns in the season finale victory over UTEP on the road...Scored twice on two-yard runs and also logged an eight-yard scoring run...Two of his touchdown runs were in the fourth quarter...Finished the game with 82 yards and a career-best three scores on 28 attempts...Was the first Tiger to tally three rushing touchdowns since DeAngelo Williams scored from the run three times in the 2005 Motor City Bowl...Registered a touchdown in the final seven games of the season...Ended the year leading the Tigers in rushing with 910 yards and was second in scoring with nine touchdowns...Also finished the season as Memphis’ fourth-leading receiver, logging 25 receptions for 205 yards and two touchdowns...Registered six offensive plays for 20 or more yards in 2006...Ranked sixth in Conference USA in rushing yards per game with an average of 75.8...Injured his knee just prior to the spring game...Did not participate in the 2007 Blue-Gray Game. 2005 Played in all 12 games as a sophomore, starting in four contests...Consistent player who often gains praise from coaching staff for being an all-around player who is dedicated on and off the field...Opened the season against Ole Miss with four carries for 18 yards...Gained a career-high 85 yards on 12 rushes in the win over Chattanooga...Had six rushes for 32 yards in the Tulsa contest and returned two kickoffs for 38 yards... Totaled six yards on two carries in the win over UTEP...Had his best night as a kick returner in the UTEP contest, logging five returns for 110 yards... Had a long return of 26 yards in that game...Scored his first collegiate touchdown in the UCF game on his 82nd career carry...Added his second score just three minutes later...Finished the UCF game with nine carries for 33 yards...Rushed for 67 yards on seven carries in the win over East Carolina...Had a long gainer of 31 yards against the Pirates...Was the Tiger starter at tailback in the Tennessee game due to an injury to DeAngelo Williams... Led the Tigers in rushing against the Vols with 76 yards on a then-career-high 17 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry...Also returned one kickoff for 14 yards and caught four passes for 11 yards...Rushed for 35 yards on eight carries in the win over Southern Miss...Totaled nine carries for 56 yards in the Motor City Bowl...Also logged 97 yards on three kick returns...Finished the season as the third-leading rusher with 440 yards on 85 carries...Led Memphis in kick returns with 423 yards on 19 returns for an average of 22.3 yards per return. 2004 Saw his first collegiate action in the win over Chattanooga, totaling two rushes in the fourth quarter, as well as one kickoff return for 17 yards...Saw action at both running back and kick returner against Arkansas State...Caught his first pass as a Tiger and raced 15 yards for a key first down in the win...Saw extended duty against UAB, recording five rushes for seven yards, and also catching two passes for 17 yards and a key first down...Recorded six rushes for 27 yards and caught two passes for five yards in the win over Houston...Averaged 4.5 yards per carry, and had two kickoff returns for 24 yards versus the Cougars...Upped his production to eight carries for 66 yards in the win over Tulane...Grabbed one pass for 29 yards and a key first down versus the Green Wave...Worked at both tailback and receiver against Cincinnati, totaling two pass receptions for nine yards and rushing the ball fives times for 13 yards...Had two carries for 11 yards and caught one pass for 58 yards in the Louisville game...Tallied seven rushes for 40 yards and a pass reception for seven yards versus USM...Logged a season-high 10 rushes versus USF, totaling 14 yards while subbing for DeAngelo Williams...Tallied five rushes for seven yards and had three pass receptions against Bowling Green in the GMAC Bowl...Finished the


year as the second-leading rusher with 183 yards on 54 carries...Added 13 pass receptions for 139 yards. HONORS Was an honorable mention All-C-USA pick in 2006... Received the Glenn Jones Award at the 2006 and 2007 Blue-Gray Games for leadership through determination... Presented the True Tiger Award at the 2005 Blue-Gray Game. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for spring 2007 semester...Listed on C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for 2004-05.

DOSS’ STATISTICS RUSHING G/S NO 2004 11/2 54 2005 12/4 85 2006 12/11 224 Total 35/17 363

YDS 183 440 910 1533

AVG 3.4 5.2 4.1 4.2

TDS 0 2 7 9

LG 22 31 32 32

KICK RETURN G/S 2004 11/2 2005 12/4 2006 12/11 Total 35/17

NO 4 19 0 23

YDS 53 423 0 476

AVG 13.2 22.3 0.0 20.6

TDS 0 0 0 0

LG 17 35 0 35

RECEIVING G/S 2004 11/2 2005 12/4 2006 12/11 Total 35/17

NO 13 9 25 47

YDS 139 -2 205 342

AVG 10.7 -0.2 8.2 7.3

TDS 0 0 2 2

LG 58 7 37 58

DOSS’ CAREER HIGHS Most Rushes/Game: ............ 28 vs Houston, UTEP (‘06) Most Rushing Yds/Game:..............133 vs Houston (‘06) Longest Run/Game: .............. 32 vs Southern Miss (‘06) Most TD Rushing/Game: .......................3 vs UTEP (‘06) Most Pass Receptions/Game: .............................. 4 vs. Tennessee (‘05), Houston (‘06) Most Yards Receiving/Game: ........ 58 vs Louisville (‘04) Longest Pass Reception/Game: .... 58 vs Louisville (‘04) Most TD Receiving/Game: .............1 vs ASU, UCF (‘06) Most Kickoff Returns/Game:.................5 vs. UTEP (‘05) Most Kickoff Return Yards/Game: ..... 110 vs UTEP (‘05) Longest Kickoff Return/Game: ............ 35 vs Akron (‘05) Most All-Purpose Yards/Game: ......... 153 vs Akron (‘05)

OPPONENT Chattanooga Arkansas St. UAB Houston Tulane Cincinnati Louisville Southern Miss East Carolina USF BGSU Ole Miss Chattanooga Tulsa UTEP UCF Houston East Carolina UAB Tennessee Southern Miss Marshall Akron Ole Miss Chattanooga East Carolina Tennessee UAB Arkansas State Tulsa Marshall Southern Miss UCF Houston UTEP

NO 2 1 5 6 8 5 2 7 3 10 5 4 12 6 2 9 3 7 5 17 8 3 9 23 6 23 5 18 18 21 20 22 12 28 28

YDS -1 0 7 27 66 13 11 40 -1 14 7 18 85 32 6 33 13 67 11 77 35 7 56 112 16 99 13 62 69 80 80 105 59 133 82

AVG 0.0 0.0 1.4 4.5 8.3 2.6 5.5 5.7 0.0 1.4 1.4 4.5 7.1 5.3 3.0 3.7 4.3 9.6 2.2 4.5 4.4 2.3 6.2 4.9 2.7 4.3 2.6 3.4 3.8 3.8 4.0 4.8 4.9 4.8 2.9

TDS 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 1 1 1 0 1 3

LG 0 0 9 13 22 12 6 15 3 5 7 11 19 18 4 9 11 31 8 19 11 4 20 17 7 17 6 13 9 14 23 32 20 19 17

RECEIVING 9/18/04 9/25/04 10/2/04 10/16/04 10/23/04 11/4/04 11/12/04 12/22/04 9/5/05 9/17/05 10/8/05 11/12/05 11/19/05 9/3/06 9/9/06 9/16/06 9/30/06 10/7/06 10/14/06 10/21/06 10/28/06 11/5/06

OPPONENT Arkansas St. UAB Houston Tulane Cincinnati Louisville Southern Miss BGSU Ole Miss Chattanooga UCF Tennessee Southern Miss Ole Miss Chattanooga East Carolina Tennessee UAB Arkansas State Tulsa Marshall Southern Miss

NO 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 3 2 1 1 4 1 2 1 3 1 2 1 2 1 3

YDS 15 17 5 29 9 58 7 -1 8 -10 0 11 -11 12 -4 33 2 9 37 15 5 25

AVG 15.0 8.5 2.5 29.0 4.5 58.0 7.0 0.0 4.0 0.0 0.0 2.8 0.0 6.0 0.0 11.0 2.0 4.5 37.0 7.0 5.0 8.3

TDS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

LG 15 9 3 29 7 58 7 3 4 0 0 7 0 8 0 22 2 5 37 12 5 19

UCF Houston UTEP

KICK RETURNS 9/11/04 9/18/04 10/2/04 9/17/05 9/24/05 10/1/05 10/15/05 11/1/05 11/12/05 11/26/05 12/26/05

OPPONENT Chattanooga Arkansas St. Houston Chattanooga Tulsa UTEP Houston UAB Tennessee Marshall Akron

2 4 3

25 31 15

12.5 7.8 5.0

1 0 0

28 14 9

NO 1 1 2 3 2 5 2 2 1 1 3

YDS 17 12 24 60 38 110 48 42 14 14 97

AVG 17.0 12.0 12.0 20.0 19.0 22.0 24.0 21.0 14.0 14.0 32.3

TDS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LG 17 12 13 23 20 26 26 24 14 14 35

2006 Played in all 12 games as a sophomore and made starts on the defensive front in four of the final five games of the season...Was replaced in the starting lineup by senior Rubio Phillips versus Houston on Senior Day...Opened the season with one tackle for a loss of six yards against Ole Miss...Logged a career-high three tackles in the win over Chattanooga...Returned one game later to up that total to four versus East Carolina...Recorded multiple stops in nine of the final 11 games of the season...Registered his first career sack against ASU, dropping Corey Leonard for a loss of four yards on 2nd-and-7...Entered the starting lineup versus Marshall and totaled three tackles...Credited with four tackles against UCF...Finished the season with 28 tackles, two quarterback hurries and two pass breakups. 2005 Had his first collegiate playing time against Ole Miss in the season opener...Had one tackle, a solo stop, in the win over Chattanooga...Saw extended duty in the UCF game due to LaVale Washington being out and the hot conditions... Did not record a tackle but worked several series...Had one tackle, which was for lost yardage, in the UAB game... Saw action in the Marshall game at defensive tackle but was not credited with a tackle. 2004 Redshirted in 2004. PREP Lettered for three years at Haywood County High as both an offensive and defensive lineman...Played for Coach Rick Sullivan...Was a first-team all-state selection and named first-team All-West Tennessee in 2003...Was also a first-team all-region selection and participated in the Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star Game...Graded over 75 percent as an offensive lineman...Credited with 47 solo tackles and 38 assisted stops as a senior...Was also a basketball letterman at HCHS. PERSONAL Brandon Lee Douglas is the son of Bennie Douglas and Karen Vaughn...Born March 15, 1986, in Brownsville, Tenn. DOUGLAS’ STATISTICS DEFENSE G/S UT AT TOT. FR INT LOSS SACK 2005 9/0 2 0 2 0 0-0 1-2 0-0 2006 12/4 9 19 28 0 0-0 3-14 1.5-6 Total 21/4 11 19 30 0 0-0 4-16 1.5-6

BRANDON DOUGLAS

DOUGLAS’ CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles/Game: ........ 4 vs East Carolina, UCF (‘06) Most Solo Tackles/Game: ..........3 vs East Carolina (‘06) Most Assisted Tackles/Game:... 3 vs Tennessee, UCF (‘06)

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PERSONAL Joseph Darnell Doss is the son of Barbara Doss...Born December 19, 1985, in Memphis, Tenn.

RUSHING 9/11/04 9/18/04 9/25/04 10/2/04 10/16/04 10/23/04 11/4/04 11/12/04 11/20/04 11/27/04 12/22/04 9/5/05 9/17/05 9/24/05 10/1/05 10/8/05 10/15/05 10/22/05 11/1/05 11/12/05 11/19/05 11/26/05 12/26/05 9/3/06 9/9/06 9/16/06 9/30/06 10/7/06 10/14/06 10/21/06 10/28/06 11/5/06 11/11/06 11/18/06 11/25/06

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PREP Rated as the top running back in Memphis in 2003, rusheing for 1,162 yards and 21 touchdowns...Also totaled 14 pass receptions for 215 yards in 2003...Rushed for four touchdowns in the Golden Wildcats’ win over Craigmont High...Rushed for 387 yards and scored seven touchdowns in Melrose’s four playoffs games...Named to the Tennessee Football Coaches Association 4A All-State Team...Ranked as the number 10 all-purpose back in the nation by Rivals. com...Winner of WHBQ AM 56 Golden Boot Award...Named to the 2003 Preseason All-Shelby Metro first team offense... Led Region 8-4A in rushing in 2002 with 1,328 yards...Also led region in average rushing yards per game at 102.2, average yards per carry at 8.6, in touchdowns with 15, and in total carries with 154...Ranked third in the region in kickoff returns and third in total offense...Received several honors following 2002 season including, All-Shelby Metro (2nd), All-Region 8-4A (1st) and All-Tennessee (2nd)...Helped MHS to a third-place ranking in the state that season with a 12-1 record...Had two-year (‘02-’03) rushing totals of 313 carries for 2,490 yards and 36 touchdowns...Was the state decathlon champion in 2004...Led Melrose to victory in the 2003 TSSAA class 3-A state track meet...Placed sixth in the decathlon as a junior with 5,711 points...Placed second in the 300-meter hurdles in the state meet with a time of 38.33 seconds...Was fourth in the 110 high hurdles with a time of 14.76 seconds...Was a member of the 1,600-meter relay team that won the state title...Named to the Class AAA All-Metro track team in 2003...Selected to The Commercial Appeal’s Best of the Preps in track in 2003.

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by the Associated Press…Listed as one of the top overall players in Tennessee by Prep Star Magazine…One of his best performances was against Cheatham County in 2003 when he accounted for 15 knockdowns…A three-year starter who led MHS to a pair of state semifinal appearances and a 36-15 record during his prep career. PERSONAL Paul Stephen Edwards is the son of Stephen and Dayna Edwards...Born October 29, 1986, in Gainesville, Ga.... Traveled to Honduras in 2001 on a mission trip.

Signed with the Tigers in December and enrolled at the U of M for the spring semester…Worked primarily at center this spring.

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JUNIOR COLLEGE Lettered two seasons on the offensive line at Northwest Mississippi Community College...Was part of an offensive line that gave up just five sacks in 2006...Rangers averaged 330 yards of total offense per game in 2006, which ranked third in the MACJC Region 23...Also contributed to the Rangers averaging over 235 yards rushing per game, which ranked second in the league...Named to the MACJC North All-State team as a lineman in 2006...Graduated from NWMCC in just three semesters. PREP A four-year starter as a right tackle and a defensive lineman at Byhalia High School...Played for Coach Gaylon Jones...Won several honors during his prep career, including Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and team’s MVP as a senior...Was also a right fielder for the baseball team and threw the shot put for the track squad. PERSONAL Terrence Lashun Echols is the son of Terry Echols and Linda and Kenneth Duncan...Born August 1, 1986, in Memphis, Tenn....Enjoys playing video games and was an honor roll student in high school.

2006 Saw limited playing time due to depth and experience on the offensive line...Lettered as a redshirt freshman after playing in one game last season...Called on during the Chattanooga contest and took part in several offensive plays...Is expected to compete for a spot in the offensive line this fall. 2005 Redshirted in 2005. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Earned Tiger 3.0 Club honors for 2005 fall semester...Listed on C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for 2005-06. PREP Played for Coach Mark Courtney at East Poinsett High… Saw action at left tackle and middle linebacker…Totaled 126 tackles…Helped EPHS to an 8-1 record and an upset win over Barton in the first round of the state playoffs…Squad was 7-0 and won its conference in the regular season... Named all-district, all-region and all-state…Selected to play in the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game, which was played June 24 at the Univ. of Arkansas…Was an all-conference pick as a sophomore, junior and senior. PERSONAL Eric Antonio Evans Jr., is the son of Stephanie Madden... Born October 9, 1986, in Los Angeles, Calif.

2006 Did not play in any games in 2006 because of depth of offensive line...Was unable to participate in spring practice due to an illness. 2005 Redshirted in 2005...Recipient of the Rex Dockery Memorial Scholarship at the 2006 Blue-Gray Game. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to UM Dean’s List three semesters...Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for four semesters...Listed among Tiger Academic 30 in fall 2005 and spring 2006...Earned C-USA Academic Medals in 2005-06 and 2006-07...Named to CUSA Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2005-06. PREP Played for Coach Wade Comer at McKenzie High…Totaled 42 pancake blocks and did not allow a sack all year as a senior…Only gave up one sack in four years at MHS…Rated by his coaches at 88 percent…Blocked for a quarterback who threw for over 2,800 yards and a running back who rushed for over 1,000 yards…Selected to play in the Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star Game…Named to the all-region squad…Received academic award and “team-first” award from the team…Listed as a second-team all-state selection

LAKEITHARUN FORD

2006 Speed defender who played in 11 games as a junior... Opened the season with a solo tackle against Ole Miss... Missed the Tennessee contest with a groin injury...Earned his first start at corner against UAB and logged four tackles against the Blazers...Also started against Arkansas State but was not credited with a tackle...Was a starter versus Tulsa and totaled three tackles, all of which were solo stops, in that contest...Also recorded his first interception against the Golden Hurricane when he picked off Paul Smith in the second quarter at the Memphis goal line...Returned the pick 39 yards...Came in as a reserve against Marshall and tallied one pass breakup...Returned to the starting lineup against USM and UCF...Equaled his season high with four tackles in the USM meeting...Recorded his fourth multiple tackle game against UCF with three stops...Credited with a single tackle against Houston. 2005 Redshirted in 2005. JUNIOR COLLEGE Transfer who totaled 20 solo and two assisted tackles at Mississippi Delta Community College…Also recorded an interception in 2004…Started all nine games as a sophomore at cornerback, and helped his squad to a 5-4 record and a second-place finish in the MACJC North Division…Was honored as a first-team MACJC all-state selection as a sophomore…Was also picked by the NJCAA as a first-team all-region selection…Played in all 10 games as a freshman at nickelback…Squad was 7-3 in 2003, and also placed second in the MACJC North Division. PREP Lettered at West Bolivar High under Coach Henry Johnson…Was second on the squad as a senior with 14 receptions for 386 yards and six touchdowns…Also totaled 49 tackles as a defensive back and led the squad with six interceptions and eight fumble recoveries…Was also the team’s punter, booting 26 punts and averaging 27.4 yards per punt…Longest punt was a 57 yarder…Versatile player who also returned 12 kickoffs for 542 yards…Returned one


in Shelby-Metro in all-purpose yards, averaging 198.3 per game...Led Region 8-3A in rushing in 2002...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...Named All-Elite 2002 and was tabbed on the 4A All-State 2002 team...Was a secondteam All-Shelby-Metro selection in 2001 with 1,162 yards rushing...Averaged 8.2 yards per carry in 2001 and totaled 10 rushing touchdowns...Holds Frayser school record for career rushing yards with 3,984 yards...Awarded Memphis Touchdown Club Player of the Week in 2002...Honored as All-Academic City in 2000 and 2001...Also lettered in tennis and track.

JAMARCUS GAITHER

PERSONAL Jamarcus Antoine Gaither is the son of James and Janice Gaither...Born November 9, 1984, in Memphis, Tenn. GAITHER’S STATISTICS RUSHING G/S NO YDS 2004 5/0 15 40 2005 6/1 6 29 2006 12/0 22 67 Total 23/1 43 136

AVG 2.7 4.8 3.0 3.2

TDS 0 1 2 3

LG 8 12 13 13

PERSONAL LaKeitharun Ford is the son of Florence Sims...Born November 15, 1984, in Rosedale, Miss. FORD’S STATISTICS DEFENSE G/S UT AT 2006 11/5 13 3

TOT. FR INT LOSS SACK 16 0 1-39 0-0 0-0

FORD’S CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles/Game: .......4 vs UAB, Southern Miss (‘06) Most Solo Tackles/Game: ....3 vs UAB, Tulsa & USM (‘06) Most Assisted Tackles/Game:...1 vs UAB, USM & UCF (‘06)

2006 Played all 12 games for the Tigers in 2006, both as a running back and as a member of the special teams unit... Had runs of two yards and one yard in back-to-back carries against Ole Miss in the second quarter...Saw increased action against Chattanooga and totaled 49 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries...Scored on a three-yard run in the second quarter and on a 13-yard carry in the third quarter...Four of his runs against the Mocs were for five or more yards...Also caught a six-yard pass in that contest...All four of his career touchdowns (three rushing, one receiving) have come against Chattanooga...Came in as a reserve back against Tennessee and totaled 14 yards on six carries...Also credited with runs against UCF and Houston...Forced a fumble on a Tiger kickoff to Marshall

that resulted in Memphis getting the ball back on the Herd’s 32-yard line. 2005 Played in six of the Tigers’ 12 games in 2005...Saw his first extended duty of the season in the win over Chattanooga... Had six rushes for 29 yards and one touchdown in the 59-14 victory...Saw special teams action throughout the season...Had his first career start against UCF...Worked as a backup tailback for starter Joseph Doss in the Tennessee game...Did not have a carry but provided several key blocks in pass protection...Finished the 2005 season with six rushes for 29 yards and one touchdown. 2004 Saw his first action as a Tiger in the 20-13 win over Ole Miss...Played several series and had two carries for 10 yards against the Rebels...Played the entire fourth quarter of the Chattanooga contest, totaling four rushes for nine yards and one pass reception for 37 yards...Scored his first collegiate touchdown on the 37-yard pass from Bobby Robison...Worked at tailback in place of DeAngelo Williams in the win over Arkansas State...Gained nine yards on three carries in the ASU contest...Registered one rush for one yard in the Tigers’ win over Houston...Saw extensive duty at tailback against Tulane, rushing for 11 yards on five attempts...Totaled 15 rushes for 40 yards in five games played. 2003 Came to the Tigers as a tailback, but worked as both a tailback and receiver in fall camp...Redshirted in 2003, spending the fall with the offensive scout team...Had eight rushes for 36 yards and one touchdown in the 2004 Blue-Gray Game. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for fall 2003 semester...Listed on C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for 2003-04. PREP Lettered as a running back at Frayser High for Coach Terry Ryan...Gained 1,813 yards during the 2002 season and scored 13 touchdowns...Averaged 164.8 yards rushing per game, which ranked as second-best in Shelby-Metro... Named all-district in 2002 and 2001...Was ranked second

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kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown…Was named Defensive Player of the Year in 2002…Also picked as Special Teams Player of the Year…Helped his squad to an 11-2 record and a runner-up showing in the Region 3-3A championship.

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GAITHER’S CAREER HIGHS Most Rushes/Game: .................10 vs Chattanooga (‘06) Most Rushing Yds/Game:.........49 vs Chattanooga (‘06) Longest Run/Game: .................13 vs Chattanooga (‘06) Most TD Rushing/Game: ............2 vs Chattanooga (‘06)

2006 Did not participate in any games in 2006...Battled several injuries throughout the fall...Worked with the offensive scout team unit. 2005 Walk-on candidate who redshirted during the 2005 season... Missed most of the fall after developing appendicitis...Was back on the field during the spring. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to UM Dean’s List and Tiger 3.0 Club for 2005 fall semester...Listed on C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for 2005-06. PREP Was a four-year starter and letterman for Coach Shannon O’Brien at St. Benedict High...Played wide receiver and defensive back during the 2004 season and worked as a quarterback and return specialist during his career...Totaled 41 pass receptions for 332 yards and three touchdowns in leading his team to a 6-5 record in 2004...Caught seven passes for 86 yards against Briarcrest Christian…Also had a 73-yard touchdown reception against SBEC…His 41 catches set a St. Benedict school record for receptions in a season, beating the previous record by 18 catches... Was a second team all-state selection in football in 2004... Also lettered in track for three years...Ran the 100- and 200-meters and posted a career-best 11.0 in the 100-meters and 23.0 in the 200-meters...An honor student who carried a GPA above 3.0...A member of the Spanish National Honor Society…Transferred to St. Benedict from Bartlett High during his freshman year. PERSONAL Lucian Godwin is the son of Larry and Nina Godwin...Born September 26, 1986, in Bartlett, Tenn.


five touchdowns...Averaged 5.2 yards per attempt...Led Region 8-3A in scoring with 112 points on 18 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 Shelby-Metro in all-purpose yardage with 1,200 for an average of 100.0 yards per game...Had two-year (‘02-’03) rushing totals of 281 carries for 2,267 yards and 29 touchdowns. PERSONAL Michael Antwon Grandberry is the son of Debbie Davis.... Born November 27, 1985, in Covington, Tenn.

MICHAEL GRANDBERRY

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2007 PRESEASON HIGHLIGHTS Picked as a first-team All-C-USA honoree by Athlon Sports this summer.

2006 Redshirted in 2006...Logged four tackles in the 2007 Blue-Gray Game...Is expected to add depth at linebacker in 2007. PREP Ranked 23rd in the state by Rivals.com…Was a threeyear starter at CHS…Named Region 2-3A Most Valuable Defensive Player by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger…Finished his senior season with 125 tackles, including 17 in the 3A North State title game against Hazlehurst…Also tallied three sacks, three caused fumbles and 10 tackles for lost yardage as a senior…Participated in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game...Played for Coach Perry Liles at Charleston High…Selected first team All-State by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger…Has a national ranking of 52 for position by Scout.com…Listed by MagnoliaPreps. com as a Fab 40…Named MAC first team All-State linebacker in 2004 and 2005…Selected as the 2005 MAC 3A Most Valuable Defensive Player in 2005…Hailed by the Daily Star as the area’s Most Valuable Defensive Player following his senior season…Finished his junior season with 107 tackles, five sacks and one touchdown…Picked as Region 4-3A Most Valuable Defensive Player following his junior season…Helped CHS to a four-year record of 41-10-1…Led squad to region championships in 2004 and 2005…Squad was the state runner-up in 2005 and captured the North State championship. PERSONAL Corderick Govan is the son of Jewell Govan...Born November 23, 1987, in Grenada, Miss.

2006 Kick return specialist who played all 12 games as a sophomore...Totaled 10 kick-off returns of 20 or more yards, including a season-long return of 61 yards against UCF... Opened the season with three returns for 50 yards against Ole Miss...Had a long return of 27 yards against the Rebels... Recorded one return in the Tennessee, UAB and Marshall contests, all three of which were for more than 20 yards... Tallied 94 yards on three returns versus USM...Had long returns of 47 and 34 yards against the Golden Eagles... Logged a season-best six returns against UCF, hitting the century mark for the first time...Totaled 138 yards against the Golden Knights, with a long of 61 yards...Rolled off 44 yards on four returns against Houston...Totaled 118 yards on two returns in the season finale against UTEP...Was named C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week for his runs of 60 yards and 58 yards against the Miners...Ended the year with 21 returns for 517 yards...Was a wide receiver who transitioned to defensive back in October...Increased defensive playing time midway through the season and registered six tackles against Southern Miss...Had three tackles and a pass breakup versus UCF...Was credited with a forced fumble against C-USA champion Houston... Forced the Cougars to cough up the ball on its last drive in regulation with the score tied at 20...The fumble, which was recovered by Jake Kasser, led to Memphis starting its drive on the UH 32-yard line with 43 seconds remaining on the clock...Also registered three tackles against Houston, all of which were solo stops...Made his first collegiate start and finished out the season with a season-high nine tackles against UTEP. 2005 Lettered during the 2005 season working primarily as a member of the Tiger special teams unit...One of just six true freshmen to see action during the 2005 campaign... Logged playing time in nine of the 12 games in 2005... Had one kickoff return for 23 yards in the Houston game... Credited with six tackles, all of which were solo stops, during the 2005 campaign as a member of the Tiger kick-cover teams...Had a season-high two tackles against Southern Miss and Marshall...Also logged tackles against Houston and UAB...Was one of the recipients of the Chris Faros Most Improved Award prior to the 2006 Blue-Gray Game... The award honors the most improved players from the spring session. PREP 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 ShelbyMetro in 2002 in rushing with 147 carries for 762 yards and

GRANDBERRY’S STATISTICS TACKLES G/S UT AT TOT. 2005 9/0 6 0 6 2006 12/1 20 8 28 Total 21/1 26 8 34 KICK RETURN 2005 2006 Total

G/S 9/0 12/1 21/1

NO 1 21 22

YDS 23 517 540

FF PBU TFL SACK 0 0 0-0 0-0 1 2 0-0 0-0 1 2 0-0 0-0 AVG 23.0 24.6 24.5

TDS 0 0 0

LG 23 61 61

GRANDBERRY’S CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles/Game: ..............................9 vs UTEP (‘06) Most Solo Tackles/Game: ......................6 vs UTEP (‘06) Most Assisted Tackles/Game:................3 vs UTEP (‘06) Most Kickoff Returns/Game:....................6 vs UCF (‘06) Most Kickoff Return Yards/Game: .......138 vs UCF (‘06) Longest Kickoff Return/Game: ..............61 vs UCF (‘06)

2006 Participated in all 12 games as a junior and made 10 starts at middle linebacker...Opened the season with 10 tackles against Ole Miss...Credited with six solo stops against the Rebels...Recorded six tackles versus Chattanooga and five against East Carolina...Logged his first career interception against the Pirates when he picked off James Pinkney at the Memphis 45-yard line and returned the ball five yards...Also credited with a sack of Pinkney on 3rd-and-7 for a loss of eight yards in the first quarter that forced an ECU punt...Totaled six tackles, including five solo stops, against UAB...Registered a pass breakup in the meeting with the Blazers...Tallied nine tackles against Arkansas State, Marshall and UCF...Picked off his second pass of the year against ASU...Intercepted Corey Leonard on 3rd-and-14 at the Memphis 15-yard line to halt the Indians’ drive...Logged a 13-yard return on the pick...Credited with a fumble recovery and a pass breakup against Marshall... Hit his career best for the second time in 2006, registering 10 tackles versus Houston...Had a strong showing in the win over UTEP with seven tackles, a pass breakup and a fumble recovery...Recovered a fumble forced by Wesley Smith and returned the ball nine yards to the UTEP 31-yard line...Miner turnover led to a 42-yard field goal by Matt Reagan...Recorded five or more tackles in nine of the 12 games in 2006. 2005 Saw his first action of the season against Chattanooga... Logged time on special teams and at linebacker...Credited with his first tackle of the season in the win over Chattanooga... Played on the Tiger special teams unit in the Tulsa contest... Registered his first career start in the upset win over UTEP... Logged three solo tackles, one tackle for lost yardage and his first career fumble recovery against the Miners...Fumble recovery came deep in Tiger territory and stopped a possible Miner scoring drive...Started the game at linebacker, and was credited with a then career-high seven tackles


HEATH GRANT

2006 Missed the first three games of the season with a knee injury...Returned to the field for the Tennessee contest... Was a consistent contributor for the special teams unit... Credited with two tackles against UAB as a member of the kick coverage team...Also registered a tackle in the Tulsa, Southern Miss and Houston contests...Had a kickoff return for three yards on the road against Marshall...Worked some as a linebacker in the spring...Is expected to add depth on defense in 2007.

2004 One of just five true freshmen to see action for the Tigers... Played in 11 of 12 games in 2004...Was a major factor in Memphis’ special teams unit...Saw action on return teams in the win over Ole Miss...Worked as a special teams member and as a linebacker in the Tigers’ victory over Chattanooga... Credited with one tackle in the road victory over Arkansas State...Saw duty at linebacker in the Memphis win over Tulane...Recorded his first collegiate sack against the Green Wave...Was credited with two tackles from the linebacker position against Cincinnati...Had one tackle in the nationallytelevised Louisville game...Saw special teams duty against Southern Miss...Served as member of the Tigers’ kick-cover teams in the USF game...Also a member of the special teams unit in the GMAC Bowl...Completed his freshman season with five tackles and one quarterback sack. PREP Played linebacker and running back at Starkville High under Coach Ronnie Cuevas...Set the SHS record for tackles in a single season with 178 in 2003...Was a first-team Mississippi Association of Coaches All-State selection as a senior...Was Region 1-5A Defensive Co-MVP in 2003...Was named to The Clarion-Ledger All-State squad...Was a three-time all-area and all-region honoree...Recorded 23 tackles in 2002 against Southaven High...Recorded 98 solo tackles, nine tackles for lost yardage, two quarterback sacks, four pass interceptions and two fumble recoveries en route to his record-setting 2003 season...Ended his career with 425 tackles, eight interceptions, 21 sacks and 36 TFLs...Also lettered in baseball. PERSONAL Michael Heath Grant is the son of Mike and Betty Grant... Born October 19, 1985, in Oxford, Miss.

GRANT’S STATISTICS TACKLES G/S UT AT TOT. 2004 11/0 3 2 5 2005 10/5 17 15 32 2006 12/10 37 44 81 Total 33/15 57 61 118

FR 0-0 2-0 2-9 4-9

INT TFL SACK 0-0 0.5-2 1-2 0-0 2.0-7 1-5 2-18 2.5-9 1-8 2-18 5.0-18 3-15

GRANT’S CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles/Game: ..... 10 vs Ole Miss & Houston (‘06) Most Solo Tackles/Game: ................. 6 vs Ole Miss (‘06) Most Assisted Tackles/Game:...6 vs UTC, ASU & Marshall (‘06) Most Tackles for Loss/Game: ...................... 1 vs UTEP, Akron (‘05) & ECU, UCF (‘06) Most Sacks/Game: .. 1 vs Tulane (‘04), Akron (‘05), UCF (‘06)

GAME-BY-GAME REVIEW DEFENSE 9/4/04 9/11/04 9/18/04 10/2/04 10/16/04 10/23/04 11/4/04 11/12/04 11/20/04 11/27/04 12/22/04 9/17/05 9/24/05 10/1/05 10/8/05 10/15/05 10/22/05 11/1/05 11/19/05 11/26/05 12/26/05 9/3/06 9/9/06 9/16/06 9/30/06 10/7/06 10/14/06 10/21/06 10/28/06 11/5/06 11/11/06 11/18/07 11/25/07

OPPONENT UT Ole Miss 0 Chattanooga 0 Arkansas State 1 Houston 0 Tulane 0 Cincinnati 1 Louisville 1 Southern Miss 0 East Carolina 0 USF 0 Bowling Green 0 Chattanooga 1 Tulsa 0 UTEP 3 UCF 1 Houston 4 East Carolina 1 UAB 2 Southern Miss 1 Marshall 2 Akron 2 Ole Miss 6 Chattanooga 0 East Carolina 2 Tennessee 1 UAB 5 Arkansas St. 3 Tulsa 3 Marshall 3 Southern Miss 2 UCF 4 Houston 5 UTEP 3

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

TT 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 7 3 4 1 5 7 10 6 5 3 6 9 3 9 3 9 10 7

TFLS 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.5-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-5 0-0 0-0 1-8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 .5-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0

QB 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-5 0-0 0-0 1-8 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

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 1-5 0-0 0-0 1-13 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PREP Played for Coach Carlton Flatt at Brentwood Academy… Was a four-year starter and letterman at Brentwood who played wide receiver and quarterback on offense…Also played free safety and linebacker on defense…Started both of his junior and senior seasons at quarterback, and was instrumental in leading Brentwood to four-consecutive state championship games…Served as team captain for the 2004 season…Was a Division 2 All-State selection… Named to the first team all-metro squad…Was a finalist for the Nick Coutrus Award, presented annually based on academics and athletics…Also lettered in basketball, track and baseball…An honor student who maintained a grade point average above 3.0.

TYLER GRIFFIN

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and three blocked passes in the win over Houston...Tallied three stops in the East Carolina contest and had four tackles versus UAB...Started the UAB game, but did not play in the Tennessee game...Credited with one special teams tackle in the Southern Miss contest...Returned one game later to total five tackles, a pass breakup and a fumble recovery against Marshall...Started the final two games of the season against Marshall and Akron...Equaled his previous career best with seven tackles against Akron in the Motor City Bowl...Also sacked Akron quarterback Luke Getsy for his second career sack...Finished the season with 32 tackles, one sack, two fumble recoveries and four pass breakups.

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for 2005 fall semester...Listed on C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for 2005-06.

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2005 Walk-on candidate who was one of just six true freshmen to see action in 2005...Played in all but the UTEP game, which he sat out with a wrist injury...Was a solid contributor on special teams...Saw his first collegiate action against Ole Miss and logged three tackles in that contest...Also tallied a single tackle against both Southern Miss and Marshall.


PERSONAL Tyler Griffin is the son of John and Marsha Griffin...Born June 4, 1986, in Nashville, Tenn. GRIFFIN’S STATISTICS TACKLES G/S UT AT TOT. FR 2005 11/0 5 0 5 0 2006 9/0 3 2 5 0 Total 20/0 8 2 10 0

INT 0 0 0

TFL SACK 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

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GRIFFIN’S CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles/Game: ......................... 3 vs Ole Miss (‘05) Most Solo Tackles/Game: ................. 3 vs Ole Miss (‘05)

2006 Did not see action in any games in 2006...Continued to gain valuable experience during spring session...Had multiple receptions in the 2007 Blue-Gray Game, catching three passes for 24 yards...Also scored on a one-yard run in the scrimmage. 2005 Came to the Tigers as a quarterback but was moved to receiver...Redshirted in 2005. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to UM Dean’s List and Tiger 3.0 Club for 2005 fall semester...Also earned Tiger 3.0 Club honors for fall 2006 semester. PREP Lettered at nearby Collierville High under Coach Paul Cox…Was 54-of-128 for 820 yards and six touchdowns in 2004…Also carried the ball 151 times for 1,200 yards as a senior…Versatile athlete who returned 12 kickoffs for 491 yards…Led Shelby-Metro with his average of 41.6 yards per kickoff…Also returned one kickoff for a touchdown…Helped team to an 8-4 record and a Region 8 5-A championship as a senior…Was one of five finalists

MARTIN HANKINS

for the Memphis Commercial Appeal’s Offensive Player of the Year award…Named all-state by the Tennessee Coaches Association…Honored as the Region 8 Most Valuable Player as voted on by the coaches…Listed in 2003 and 2004 as a Best of the Preps pick by the Commercial Appeal…Also named All-Region 8 as a junior and senior…Selected to play in the Kentucky-Tennessee High School All-Star Game…Lettered four years in football at CHS, and totaled 222 points during his prep career…Carried the ball 370 times for 2,825 yards in his career…Also lettered in track. PERSONAL Brian Adams Hall is the son of Gary and Nancy Hall...Born October 6, 1986, in Memphis, Tenn.

2007 PRESEASON HIGHLIGHTS Picked as a third-team All-C-USA honoree by Athlon Sports this summer. 2006 Completed 20 or more passes in six games and attempted at least 30 passes in seven contests in 2006...Threw for over 200 yards in seven games and for 300 or more yards in two meetings...Started all but the Houston game in which Patrick Byrne was the starting signal caller for Senior Day... Gave up one or fewer interceptions in all but two games in 2006...Tossed multiple touchdowns against five opponents, which included three touchdown passes against C-USA foes East Carolina, UAB and UCF...Completed 33 passes during the season that were for more than 20-yard gains... Opened the season as the Tigers’ starter at quarterback and threw for 211 yards and two touchdowns against Ole Miss...Tossed his first touchdown as a Tiger, reaching Ryan Scott on a 49-yard pass to tie the score at 14 with just over four minutes left to play in the first half...Completed 21 of 27 passes against the Rebels for a .778 completion percentage - a best for a Tiger signal caller since 2004...Completed 19 of 30 passes for 294 yards and one touchdown against

Chattanooga...Also caught his first career touchdown pass on a 26-yard toss from receiver Mario Pratcher... Completed a 60-yard pass to Duke Calhoun against the Mocs...Attempted a season-high 45 passes against East Carolina...Passed for 209 yards and three touchdowns in the first half against the Pirates, for the highest total for a Tiger quarterback in a half since 2004...Ended the ECU game having completed 24 passes for 265 yards, but was intercepted five times in the loss...Also caught a 31-yard pass from receiver Ryan Scott in the game...Struggled against Tennessee and threw for 79 yards and one touchdown off an 11-of-17 effort...Returned a week later for a strong showing against UAB, completing 22 of 30 pass attempts for 303 yards and his second triple touchdown game of the season...Connected with Ryan Scott on an 82-yard touchdown pass just 27 seconds into the game against the Blazers, which was the quickest scoring drive for the Tigers in 26 years...Completed 12 of 27 passes for 178 yards and a touchdown against Arkansas State... Completed more than 20 passes in back-to-back games against Tulsa and Marshall...Threw for a season-best 322 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Thundering Herd...Passed for three touchdowns for the third time during the season in the meeting versus UCF...Registered 200 yards passing in two of the last three games of the season against UCF and UTEP...Also caught a 15-yard pass in the UCF game...Final season numbers read 226 completions, 377 attempts, 2,550 yards and 18 touchdowns...Singleseason numbers in 2006 for pass attempts, completions, yards, touchdowns and completion percentage all rank in the top five in the all-time Tiger record book...Finished the season ranked fifth in passing yards per game and sixth in pass efficiency in Conference USA... Ranks sixth all-time at Memphis in pass completions (226), ninth in career pass attempts (377) and eighth in passing yards (2,550) after just one year under center for the Tigers... Was presented one of the True Tiger Awards at the 2007 Blue-Gray Game. 2005 Transferred to Memphis from Southeastern Louisiana University after setting numerous records in just two seasons for the Lions...Was able to practice with the Tigers all season, but was not eligible to play in games because of NCAA transfer rules. SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY Was the starting quarterback his freshman and sophomore seasons at SLU under head coach Hal Mumme...Threw for 7,777 yards and 65 touchdowns in two seasons... Finished his career for the Lions having completed 710 of his 1,132 passes...Threw a career-high six touchdown passes as a freshman against Webber...In two seasons at SLU, recorded games of more than 300 yards 16 times... Set 21 school, state and NCAA records during his freshman season...Started all 12 games in 2003 and completed 353-of-592 passes for 3,537 yards and 30 scores...The 592 attempts was the most in NCAA I-AA history and the most by a freshman in any division in NCAA history...Led Division I-AA in completions and attempts, while also ranking third in passing yards and fifth in touchdown passes...Had seven 300-yard passing games as a freshman...Received several Player of the Week honors following his recordsetting Jacksonville game in which he completed 42-of-57 passes for 412 yards and three touchdowns...He did not throw a single pick in that game...Finished his sophomore season with the fifth-most yards in NCAA I-AA history with 4,240 yards...Also tossed 35 touchdown passes in 2004... Named a Sports Network I-AA National Player of the Week after throwing for 588 yards and four touchdowns in the season opener against Arkansas-Monticello...Returned the following week for a 439-yard and five-TD effort against McNeese State...Also had a five-touchdown game against Mercyhurst later in the season...Threw for over 400 yards in five games as a sophomore...Finished seventh in voting for the Walter Payton Award that is presented annually to the top I-AA player...Ended the 2004 season as the I-AA national leader in passing yards (4,240), completions (357), attempts (540), total offense (383.7 ypg) and touchdown passes (35)...Was only the 10th player in I-AA history to throw for over 4,000 yards.


PREP Lettered four seasons for Coach Clemon Ector at Hattiesburg High School...Holds Mississippi 5A career passing records with 8,645 yards and 71 touchdowns...Threw for 3,245 yards and 26 touchdowns his senior season and was named an all-state selection...Also named the team’s Most Valuable Player and the Hattiesburg American’s Male Athlete of the Year following his senior season...Selected to participate in the state All-Star football game...Also lettered four years on the baseball team and was a pitcher and third baseman for his squad. PERSONAL Martin Hankins is the son of Danny and Judy Hankins... Born September 14, 1984, in Hattiesburg, Miss. HANKINS’ STATISTICS PASSING G/S ATT COMP 2006 12/11 377 226

YDS INT 2550 13

TD 18

LG 82

GAME-BY-GAME REVIEW OPPONENT Ole Miss Chattanooga East Carolina Tennessee UAB Arkansas State Tulsa Marshall Southern Miss UCF Houston UTEP

COMP ATT 21 27 19 30 24 45 11 17 22 30 12 27 24 37 26 42 12 32 27 41 12 23 16 26

YDS 211 294 265 79 303 178 157 322 151 272 100 218

TD INT LG 2 0 49 1 1 60 3 5 39 1 1 21 3 1 82 1 0 49 1 1 15 2 3 45 1 0 35 3 0 32 0 1 37 0 0 56

PERSONAL Henry Deshun Harris is the son of Henry and Mary Harris... Born April 5, 1988, in Memphis, Tenn.

2006 A linebacker who redshirted during the 2006 season... Worked out with the defensive scout team and shared co-Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year honors with Jeremy Longstreet at the postseason team banquet. 2006 A speedy back who redshirted during the 2006 season... Worked out with the offensive scout team and shared co-Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year honors with Brandon Hunt at the postseason team banquet...Rushed nine times and totaled 37 yards and a touchdown in the 2007 Blue-Gray Game...Scored on a 15-yard run in the scrimmage. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the 2006 fall semester. PREP Lettered for Coach Kevin Locastro at Christian Brothers High School...Led his team in rushing, scoring and receiving in 2005...Totaled 1,579 yards and 22 touchdowns on 220 carries as a senior...Had a long run of 97 yards in 2005...Totaled a team-leading 31 receptions for 261 yards...Also credited with one 36-yard pass reception... Finished the season with a team-high 1,897 all-purpose yards...Named to the Commercial Appeal Shelby-Metro Elite football team in 2005...Was a finalist for the 2005 John ‘Bull’ Bramlett Award and the Mr. Football Award... Is CBHS’s second all-time leading rusher and all-purpose

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to the U of M Dean’s List and to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the 2006 fall and 2007 spring semesters...Earned Tiger Academic 30 recognition in the fall, which honors the top 30 student-athletes at Memphis...Was presented the C-USA Academic Medal for 2006-07. PREP Lettered two seasons as a linebacker at DeSoto Central High School...Played for Coach Chris Purnell...Helped his team to a 6-5 record and was named all-county and all-region...Had a stellar game against Hernando High, registering 10 tackles and two TFL...Posted nine tackles, a fumble recovery and two blocked punts versus Cleveland High...Finished his senior season with 88 tackles, two blocked punts, three forced fumbles, an interception and three fumble recoveries...Was part of the north half champion track team that won state in Division 1-A...Also was a member of the power-lifting team one season...Graduated fourth in his class with a 4.2 grade point average. PERSONAL John David Hill is the son of Kelly and Dale Armstrong... Born December 29, 1987, in Nashville, Tenn.

2006 Made the transition in fall camp from linebacker to fullback... Move proved to be beneficial and gave the Tigers depth in the running game...Played in all 12 games as a junior... Saw his first offensive stats against Chattanooga, logging one carry for seven yards...Also caught a seven-yard pass on 3rd-and-2 for a key first down that led to a Tiger score three plays later...Posted a 23-yard kickoff return against East Carolina...Caught a three-yard pass against Tulsa... Credited with a season-high four receptions for 34 yards on the road at Marshall...Caught a seven-yard pass on 2nd-and-goal from Martin Hankins in the first quarter that was originally marked as a touchdown, but changed after officials viewed the replay...Registered a 14-yard reception in the third quarter that moved Memphis into the redzone...Also had receptions of five yards and eight yards against the Thundering Herd...Tallied a four-yard run and an 18-yard reception against Southern Miss in his first start at fullback...Long reception was on 2nd-and-10 from the Golden Eagles’ 23-yard line and led to a Tiger score three plays later...Posted 14 yards on three carries against UCF...Also credited with a 10-yard reception and a 29-yard kickoff return versus the Knights...Started against Houston and made a four-yard catch in that meeting... Finished the season with five carries for 25 yards and nine receptions for 76 yards...Received the Role Player Award at the team banquet. 2005 Played in the season-opening contest with Ole Miss and was credited with two tackles...Came back with a two-tackle performance in the win over Chattanooga...Credited with one tackle in the Tulsa game...Worked on special teams in the UCF game...Had one tackle in the Tigers’ 35-20 road win over Houston...Credited with one solo stop in the UAB game on national television...Missed the Motor City Bowl because of an ankle injury...Appeared in 11 games for the Tigers in 2005, working primarily with the special teams unit...Finished the year with six total tackles...Left the 2006 Blue-Gray game with a sprained right ACL. 2004 Named to the 2004 Conference USA All-Freshman Team... One of just five true freshmen to see significant playing time in 2004...Credited with his first tackle as a Tiger in Memphis’ 52-21 win over Chattanooga...Continued his work as a member of the Tiger coverage teams against Arkansas

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yard gainer...Named Athlete of the Week by the Commerical Appeal after rushing 13 times for a career-high 243 yards and four touchdowns in CBHS’s 35-15 victory over Briarcrest Christian...Scored on runs of 3, 60, 68 and 57 yards...Helped his team to the state title game for Division 2-AAA after rushing for 185 yards and three scores against Brentwood to lead CBHS to the championship meeting with MUS...Totaled 138 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries against MUS in the state title game...Selected to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s Division 2 All-State team and was the Division 2 MVP...Was invited to participate in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game...Also a member of the CBHS track team and was named to the 2005 All-Metro Team.

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HANKINS’ CAREER HIGHS Most Pass Attempts/Game: .....45 vs East Carolina (‘06) Most Completions/Game: .....................27 vs UCF (‘06) Most Passing Yards/Game: ...........322 vs Marshall (‘06) Most Touchdown Passes/Game: ... 3 vs ECU, UAB & UCF (‘06) Longest Completion:..............................82 vs UAB (‘06) Most Rushes/Game: ....................4 vs ECU & UAB (‘06) Most Rushing Yardage/Game: ..............14 vs UAB (‘06) Longest Run: ................................... 11 vs Houston (‘06)

GREG HINDS


nationally in rushing offense and helped pave the way for All-American tailback DeAngelo Williams to lead the nation in rushing average...Finished the season playing in all 12 games for the Tigers...Participated in 359 of the team’s 836 total plays in 2005...Was presented one of the True Tiger Awards at the 2006 Blue-Gray Game.

ABRAHAM HOLLOWAY

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2004 Worked during the 2004 spring as an offensive tackle and moved up the depth chart to the number two slot at right tackle behind senior David Davis...Played in all 12 games for the Tigers at offensive tackle and on special teams... Opened the season working 10 offensive plays in the Tigers’ win over Ole Miss in Oxford...Had 13 snaps in the win over Chattanooga...Had eight plays in the Houston game...Helped the Tigers to a C-USA win over Tulane, going 13 plays...Closed the regular season with 27 plays in the televised win over USF in Tampa...Played 22 snaps in the GMAC Bowl against Bowling Green...Finished the 2004 season playing 93 of the teams 906 offensive plays...Part of an offensive unit that was second in Conference USA in scoring...Memphis was also third in passing, second in rushing and second in total offense in C-USA...Member of a Tiger O-Line that allowed just five sacks in 2004, which led the league...Tiger offense was also ninth nationally in total offense. State...Logged one tackle as a special teams member in the game with UAB...Worked in the defensive secondary in the win over Tulane...Had two tackles, including a tackle for lost yardage, against the Green Wave...Logged his first quarterback sack against the Green Wave...Had two tackles from an outside linebacker slot in the Cincinnati game...Worked on special teams in the Louisville game... Logged one tackle in the Memphis victory over Southern Miss...Served on the Tiger special teams unit and played linebacker in the season finale against USF...Credited with one tackle in the GMAC Bowl while providing kickoff coverage...Finished the 2004 season with 12 total tackles, one tackle for lost yardage and one quarterback sack. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Listed on C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for 2004-05 and 2005-06...Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for spring 2007 semester. PREP 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 for Coach Calvin Aldridge...Played safety, but also saw time at quarterback, running back and wide receiver...Had 114 carries for 670 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2003...Also caught 21 passes for 373 yards...Averaged 17.76 yards per reception as a senior...Scored a total of 88 points in 2003...Named to The Commercial Appeal’s Best of The Preps for 2003 in football...Named to the All-Region 1-5A first team...Ranked as the number six athlete in the nation by Rivals.com and the number 96 player overall in the 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...Rushed for over 650 yards in 2003 and tallied 360 yards receiving with 16 total touchdowns...Credited with 87 tackles as a senior...Totaled 110 tackles, seven pass interceptions and scored seven touchdowns as a junior in 2002...Named the district MVP as a junior...Helped his team to a 10-4 record and a showing in the Class 5A state semifinals...Named to the All-Shelby Suburban Team in 2002...Also selected to the all-state team in 2002. PERSONAL Greg Hinds is the son of Pamela Sandifer and Melvin Lester...Born November 23, 1985, in Memphis, Tenn. HINDS’ STATISTICS TACKLES G/S UT AT TOT. 2004 11/0 7 5 12 2005 11/0 4 2 6 2006 12/2 2 0 2 Total 34/2 13 7 20

FR 0 0 0 0

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

TFL SACK 0.5-2 1-2 0.0-0 0-0 0.0-0 0-0 0.5-2 1-2

RUSHING 2006

G/S 12/2

NO 5

YDS 25

AVG 5.0

TDS 0

LG 7

RECEIVING 2006

G/S 12/2

NO 9

YDS 76

AVG 8.4

TDS 0

LG 18

KICK RETURN G/S 2006 12/2

NO 2

YDS 52

AVG 26.0

TDS 0

LG 29

HINDS’ CAREER HIGHS Most Rushes/Game: ................................3 vs UCF (‘06) Most Rushing Yds/Game:......................14 vs UCF (‘06) Longest Run/Game: ...................7 vs Chattanooga (‘06) Most Pass Receptions/Game: ...........4 vs Marshall (‘06) Most Yards Receiving/Game: ..........34 vs Marshall (‘06) Longest Pass Reception/Game: ...18 vs Southern Miss (‘06) Most Tackles/Game: ............... 4 vs Arkansas State (‘04) Most Solo Tackles/Game: ..................... 2 vs ASU (‘04), Cincinnati (‘04), UTC (‘05) Most Assisted Tackles/Game:... 2 vs Arkansas St. & Tulane (‘04) Most Sacks/Game: .............................. 1 vs Tulane (‘04) Most Tackles for Loss/Game: ........... 0.5 vs Tulane (‘04)

2006 Started all 12 games at left tackle for the Tiger offensive line...Played every offensive snap in all but the Chattanooga game...Opened the season with 68 offensive plays against Ole Miss...Played 62 of 64 snaps against UTC...Logged 76 plays against East Carolina...Totaled a season-high 79 plays at Marshall...Was part of an offensive line that only allowed 14 sacks in 2006, which led Conference USA...Participated in 764 of the team’s 766 offensive plays as a junior. 2005 A part-time starter for the Tigers in 2005...Was a starter at right tackle in three of the Tigers’ 12 games...Opened the season as the starter at tackle for the Ole Miss game and played 33 of the 67 plays...Started against Tulsa and worked 60 of the 72 total offensive plays...Did not come out of the UTEP game which Memphis won 27-20...Also saw time with the Tiger special teams unit...Was part of an offensive line that allowed just nine sacks in 2005, which led Conference USA...Also helped the offense rank fifth

2003 One of several young offensive linemen who were redshirted in 2003, allowing for time to learn the Tiger offense. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Listed on UM Dean’s List for fall 2003 semester...Earned Tiger 3.0 Club honors for two semesters...Named to C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2003-04. PREP Lettered in football, basketball, baseball and track at Prentiss High...Was the district MVP in football in 2002...Named to the WWDM-TV All-Area Team in 2002...Worked as both an offensive and defensive tackle at PHS. PERSONAL Abraham Holloway is the son of Jessie and Barbara Holloway...Born December 17, 1984, in Hattiesburg, Miss. HOLLOWAY’S STATISTICS OFFENSIVE LINE GAMES/STARTS 2004 6/0 2005 12/3 2006 12/12 Total 30/15

SNAPS/TOTAL SNAPS 93/906 359/836 764/766 1216/2508

2006 Was poised to make a comeback and challenge for a starting role as the Tigers’ signal caller after breaking his leg in the third game of the 2005 season...Was listed as the number two quarterback by the opening of the 2006 season...Came in under center during Memphis’ second drive of the third quarter against Ole Miss with the Tigers’ down 21-14...Tossed two incomplete passes before connecting with Carlos Singleton on a six-yard completion...Finished the game with one carry for zero yardage and completed one of three passes for six yards...Entered the Chattanooga game in the third quarter with Memphis holding a 26-7 lead...Opened the drive with an eight-yard completion to T.J. Pitts...Was injured on the play but returned to the game...Two plays later scrambled and was dropped for a loss of eight yards...Left the game with a broken leg for the


second straight season...Diagnosis was a non-displaced tibial fracture...Was ahead of schedule on his healing and rehabilitation and was able to practice with the team the week of the Marshall game...Did not see action in additional games during the season...Has played in five career games, but only a total of 33 offensive series...Was back on the field and full-go in the spring competing for the starting role...Had a productive spring on the football practice field and on the baseball diamond...Worked as a reliever in his first 13 appearances before factoring in as the Tigers’ No. 3 starter over the last month of action…Went 5-2 with wins over No. 1 seed Missouri, No. 6 Clemson, No. 29 Southern Miss, UCF and No. 2 Rice…Logged a 5.15 ERA with a save…Struck out 33 in 47 innings…Was 2-2 with a 7.20 ERA as a starter…Was 3-0 with a 3.67 ERA out of the bullpen…Fanned seven and held Murray State hitless in a five-inning relief outing (4/11).

PREP Starter at quarterback for four years at Ridgeway High under Coach John Cooley...Was an All-Metro pick in football and baseball four years at RHS...Selected to play in the Liberty Bowl and Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star Games... Also picked to play in the East/West All-Star Game...

HUDGENS’ STATISTICS PASSING G/S ATT COMP 2005 3/2 62 33 2006 2/0 4 2 Total 5/2 66 35

YDS 413 14 427

INT 2 0 2

TD 3 0 3

LG 62 8 62

HUDGENS’ CAREER HIGHS Most Pass Attempts/Game: ............ 28 vs Ole Miss (‘05) Most Completions/Game: ............... 15 vs Ole Miss (‘05) Most Passing Yards/Game: .......... 145 vs Ole Miss (‘05) Most Touchdown Passes/Game: ..... 2 vs Chattanooga (‘05) Longest Completion:.................62 vs Chattanooga (‘05) Most Rushes/Game: ......................... 7 vs Ole Miss (‘05) Most Rushing Yardage/Game: ...2 vs Chattanooga (‘05) Longest Run: .................................... 8 vs Ole Miss (‘05)

JUNIOR COLLEGE Totaled 24 receptions and two touchdowns in a predominantly rush offense at Northwest Mississippi Community College, where he played for Coach Tank Arrington…Totaled 251 yards receiving in 2004…Was named the North squad’s most valuable player in the MACJC Football AllStar Game…Scored the only touchdown in that game and finished with seven catches for 102 yards…Helped squad to a 7-2 finish and a third-place showing in the MACJC North Division…Squad opened the year on a seven-game winning streak. PREP Lettered at Southaven High, and was the leading receiver as a senior with 30 catches in 2002…Also played cornerback and returned punts…Totaled five interceptions as a senior…Was named All-Region 1-5A as a junior and a senior…Helped SHS to a 10-4 record and a North Division title as a senior…Cousin of current Tiger fullback Greg Hinds, who was named to the All-C-USA Freshman team in 2004. PERSONAL Brandon Hunt is the son of Diane Hunt...Born August 24, 1984, in Memphis, Tenn. HUNT’S STATISTICS NO RECEIVING G/S 2005 12/0 1

YDS 14

AVG 14.0

TDS 0

LG 14

2006 Redshirted the 2006 season...Shared the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year award with Henry Harris at the postseason team banquet...Worked as a defensive back in the spring...Credited with several pass breakups during spring workouts.

WILL HUDGENS

2005 A junior college transfer who played in all 12 games in 2005...Caught his first and only pass as a Tiger in the win over Chattanooga which was for a gain of 14 yards... Also saw action in some special teams schemes...Was a consistent player who added depth to receiving corps that was depleted by injuries.

2006 Steady defender who saw increased action throughout the season...Played all 12 games and made nine starts at outside linebacker...Registered three tackles in the first three games of the season against Ole Miss, Chattanooga and East Carolina...Had a breakout game in his first collegiate

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2004 Redshirted during the 2004 season while rehabilitating his knee...Tore his ACL while dunking in a basketball game, during his senior year of high school.

PERSONAL William Patrick Hudgens is the son of Greg and Emma Hudgens...His uncle, Bill Crumby, played for the Tigers in 1976-77...Born January 24, 1985, in Memphis, Tenn.

BRANDON HUNT

PLAYERS

2005 Pressed into service as the Tigers’ quarterback after Patrick Byrne was injured during the first series of the Ole Miss contest... Showed a great deal of poise as he completed 15-of-28 pass attempts for 145 yards...Led the Tigers on two scoring drives that resulted in Stephen Gostkowski field goals...Had the Tigers on the Ole Miss 6-yard line before having his pass attempt to Ryan Scott intercepted...Recorded his first collegiate start against Chattanooga...Completed 10-of-15 pass attempts for 139 yards and two touchdowns in the Tiger victory...His first career touchdown pass was a 62-yard strike to Maurice Avery... Also had a 27-yard scoring pass to freshman Maurice Jones...Started the Tulsa contest and completed 8-of-19 pass attempts for 129 yards and one touchdown before suffering a broken right leg and ligament damage in his right ankle late in the fourth quarter...Had surgery on Sept. 28 and missed the remainder of the season... Finished the season having completed 33-of-62 pass attempts for 413 yards and three touchdowns...Saw limited duty in the spring of 2006, but did participate in some limited contact drills and scrimmages.

Threw for 1,100 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior... Was tabbed an all-state and all-region selection in 2003... Had 231 yards rushing on 71 attempts and scored five 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 3-A in passing percentage in 2002 with a mark of .500...Completed 70-of140 pass attempts for 1,165 and 15 touchdowns in 2002... Ranked fourth in passing efficiency with a 146.7 mark... Ranked 34th overall in Shelby Metro in total offense with 1,386 yards (1,165 yards passing; 221 yards rushing)... Handled the punting duties for Ridgeway in 2002 and averaged 33.19 yards per punt...Had 42 punts for 1,394 yards...Named to the All-MIAA 3-A team in 2002...Helped Ridgeway to an 8-5 record in 2001...Ranked eighth in Region 8-3A in passing in 2001...Completed 25-of-79 for 439 yards and five touchdowns in just eight games played... Was ranked 14th in total offense with 536 yards...Averaged 70.4 yards per game as a sophomore...Named to the AllRegion 8-3A Team in 2001 as a true freshman...Led his RHS team to an 11-1 record...Ranked second in the region in passing...Completed 64-of-157 pass attempts for 1,191 yards and 14 touchdowns, and was rated third in the region in total offense with 1,300 yards...Averaged 108.3 yards per game in total offense... Posted career passing totals of 234-of-534 for 3,998 yards and 34 touchdowns...Also lettered in baseball, basketball and swimming.


PERSONAL Gregory Jerome Jackson is the son of Ricky Smith and Joan Smith...Born May 26, 1987, in Lawton, Okla. JACKSON’S STATISTICS TACKLES G/S UT AT TOT. FF INT TFL SACK 2005 9/0 2 2 4 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2006 12/9 38 31 69 1 0-0 7-15 1.5-9 Total 21/9 40 33 73 1 0-0 7-15 1.5-9 JACKSON’S CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles/Game: ....................13 vs Tennessee (‘06) Most Solo Tackles/Game: ..................9 vs Houston (‘06) Most Assisted Tackles/Game:........7 vs Tennessee (‘06) Most Sacks/Game: ............................1 vs Houston (‘06) Most Tackles for Loss/Game: ..................................2 vs Southern Miss, Houston (‘06) Most Forced Fumbles/Game: ............1 vs Houston (‘06)

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GAME-BY-GAME REVIEW

GREG JACKSON start in the meeting with Tennessee...Logged a career-high 13 tackles, including six solo stops, against the Vols... Never relinquished his starting role the remainder of the season...Totaled five or more tackles in six of the last nine games in 2006...Credited with six tackles against UAB and nine versus Arkansas State...Also had one pass breakup and a half sack against the Indians...Logged back-to-back games of nine tackles against Marshall and Southern Miss...May be most remembered in 2006 for picking up a blocked field goal by Brandon McDonald against C-USA champion Houston and running 80 yards for a touchdown to tie the game at 20 and forcing overtime...Was the only Tiger defender to score during the 2006 campaign...Recorded his second double-digit tackle effort of the season with 10 stops against the Cougars...Credited with a forced fumble, a sack and a pass breakup versus UH...Closed out the season with four tackles, including a TFL for one yard, in the road victory over UTEP...Ended the year as Memphis’ fourth-leading tackler with 69 stops...Tied for second on the squad with seven TFL for a loss of 15 yards. 2005 A true freshman linebacker who saw action in nine of the Tigers’ 12 games in 2005...Primarily worked with the special teams unit...Was a consistent cover guy who worked with the kick off coverage and punt teams...One of just six true freshmen to play in 2005...Saw his first collegiate action in the season opener against Ole Miss...Credited with one solo stop against the Rebels...Provided an assisted tackle in the win over Houston...Credited with one tackle in the nationally-televised UAB game...Logged one solo tackle in the Tennessee game...Completed his freshman season with four total tackles. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for 2006 spring semester. PREP Played for Coach James Richard at Marietta High…Set a school record at MHS with 15 sacks in 2004…Helped lead squad to an 11-1 record and a Region 5-A championship…Voted as the team’s Most Valuable Player…Listed as Cobb County’s 48-Minute Player of the Year…Also selected as a first-team pick on the All-Cobb County Team… Named to the Marietta Daily Journal first-team All-Cobb County…Also played tight end, defensive end, and was on every special team…Was Cobb County’s triple jump champion.

DEFENSE 9/5/05 10/15/05 11/1/05 11/12/05 9/3/06 9/9/06 9/16/06 9/30/06 10/7/06 10/14/06 10/21/06 10/28/06 11/5/06 11/11/06 11/18/06 11/25/06

OPPONENT UT Ole Miss 1 Houston 0 UAB 0 Tennessee 1 Ole Miss 2 Chattanooga 1 East Carolina 0 Tennessee 6 UAB 3 Arkansas St. 4 Tulsa 2 Marshall 3 Southern Miss 4 UCF 1 Houston 9 UTEP 3

AT 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 3 5 0 6 5 3 1 1

TT 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 13 6 9 2 9 9 4 10 4

TFLS 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 .5-0 .5-2 0-0 0-0 2-3 0-0 2-8 1-1

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 1-7 0-0

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

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

2006 Redshirted during the 2006 season. PREP Played for Coach Trent Taylor at Straughn HS…Started four years as a receiver and three as a linebacker and safety…Caught 16 passes for 275 yards and 14 touchdowns as a wide receiver his senior year…As a senior on defense, recorded 68 tackles with 10 for lost yardage and two fumble recoveries…Returned a fumble for a touchdown and scored a second as a receiver in a game against WS Neal HS in 2005…An honorable mention All-State Birmingham News selection as a senior and named allcounty as a junior…Helped SHS finish 6-4 in 2005…Also lettered three years in basketball.

2006 Played in seven of the 12 games as a sophomore...Caught a pass in each of the first three games of the season... Opened the season with three receptions for 17 yards against Ole Miss...Registered his first catch of the season, a six-yard pass from Martin Hankins, in the first quarter... Caught back-to-back passes of seven yards and four yards from Hankins in the third quarter...Had one 12-yard reception against Chattanooga...Totaled two catches of seven yards and eight yards versus East Carolina...Held without a reception by Tennessee but tallied a 14-yard catch the next game against UAB...Did not play the following four games... Equaled his season high with three catches against UCF for a total of 12 yards...Was held out of the Houston contest... Did not have a catch in the season finale against UTEP... Ended the year with 10 receptions for 70 yards. 2005 True freshman who saw action in all 12 games in 2005... Named to the 2005 C-USA All-Freshman Team...Added depth to a receiving corps that suffered several losses to personnel during the season...Was one of just three Tiger receivers to total multiple touchdown grabs in 2005...Ended the year as Memphis’ third-leading receiver, hauling in 15 passes for 157 yards and two touchdowns...Caught a pass in eight-straight games early in the season...Saw his first collegiate action in the season opener against Ole Miss... Caught his first career touchdown pass on a 27-yard throw from Will Hudgens in the Chattanooga contest...Had two pass receptions for a total of 26 yards in the Tigers’ onesided win...Had two pass receptions for 26 yards in the Tulsa game...Totaled one catch for six yards in the upset win over UTEP...Was the squad’s second-leading receiver with four pass receptions for 29 yards in the loss to UCF... Caught one pass for 12 yards in the Houston win...Grabbed a six-yard pass in the win over East Carolina...Had three receptions for a career-high 35 yards and one touchdown in the UAB contest...Had one pass reception for 14 yards in the Tennessee contest...Held without a pass reception for the first time in eight games by Southern Miss...Sprained

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

MAURICE JONES


GAME-BY-GAME REVIEW RECEIVING 9/5/05 9/17/05 9/24/05 10/1/05 10/8/05 10/15/05 10/22/05 11/1/05 11/12/05 11/19/05 11/26/05 12/26/05 9/3/06 9/9/06 9/16/06 9/30/06 10/7/06 11/11/06 11/25/06

OPPONENT NO Ole Miss 0 Chattanooga 2 Tulsa 2 UTEP 1 UCF 4 Houston 1 East Carolina 1 UAB 3 Tennessee 1 Southern Miss 0 Marshall 0 Akron 0 Ole Miss 3 Chattanooga 1 East Carolina 2 Tennessee 0 UAB 1 UCF 3 UTEP 0

YDS 0 26 26 6 29 12 6 35 17 0 0 0 17 12 15 0 14 12 0

AVG 0.0 13.0 13.0 6.0 7.3 12.0 6.0 11.7 17.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.7 12.0 7.5 0.0 14.0 4.0 0.0

TDS 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LG 0 27 20 6 11 12 6 26 17 0 0 0 7 12 15 0 14 6 0

PREP Lettered at wide receiver during the 2003 season for White Station High under Coach Major Wright...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 Shelby-Metro in receptions per game with an average 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...As a junior and senior, had 101 receptions for 1,710 yards and 23 touchdowns. PERSONAL Maurice Delander Jones Jr., is the son of Maurice and Chandra Jones...Born September 28, 1986, in Nashville, Tenn. JONES’ STATISTICS NO RECEIVING G/S 2005 12/0 15 2006 7/0 10 Total 19/0 25

YDS 157 70 227

AVG 10.5 7.0 9.1

TDS 2 0 2

LG 27 14 27

JONES’ CAREER HIGHS Most Pass Receptions/Game: .................4 vs UCF (‘05) Most Yards Receiving/Game: ................35 vs UAB (‘05) Most Touchdown Receptions/Game: .................................. 1 vs Chattanooga (‘05), UAB (‘05) Longest Pass Reception/Game: .... 27 vs Chattanooga (‘05)

2006 Played in 10 of 12 games during the 2006 season...Started against Marshall when the Tigers lined up with two tight ends on the opening series...Also a key member of the Tiger special teams unit...Did not participate in spring workouts and will miss the 2007 season for medical reasons. 2005 Worked at both tight end and fullback in the fall of 2005 while being redshirted. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for fall 2005 semester...Listed on C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for 2005-06. PREP Lettered at Columbus High under coach Roy McCrory…An all-around athlete who played tight end, fullback, offensive guard, nose guard and linebacker…Listed as a member of the Jackson Clarion-Ledger’s Top 40 Prospects…Totaled 150 tackles, including 12 sacks, in 2004…Also forced six fumbles…Picked up a fumble and returned it for a touchdown as a senior…Played in the All-American Bowl Classic in Shreveport, La., as a linebacker and totaled five tackles, a sack and a forced fumble…Listed as one

2006 Made the transition from the secondary to linebacker in 2006...Played all 12 games and made three starts for the Tigers...Opened the season with three tackles against Ole Miss...Registered a tackle and a pass breakup against Chattanooga...Tied his previous career high with six tackles versus both Tennessee and Arkansas State...Logged his first start of the season against the Indians...Credited with three tackles and half a sack against UAB...Tallied two tackles against Tulsa and Southern Miss, and three versus UCF before his breakout game against Houston... Led the Tigers in tackles versus the Cougars with a career-high 11, including eight solo stops...Started the final two games of the season versus UH and UTEP...Sacked Cougar signal caller Kevin Kolb for a loss of seven yards to force a punt at the start of the second quarter...Was key to sending the game to overtime on Houston’s last drive of the fourth quarter, which started with just over two minutes left on the clock...On 1st-and-15, sacked Kolb for a 10-yard loss, and on the very next play recovered a fumble forced by Michael Grandberry to give Memphis the ball with 43 seconds remaining in the game...Continued his defensive spark in the win over UTEP, registering eight tackles, a quarterback hurry and a pass breakup...Sacked UTEP signal caller Jordan Palmer for a loss of seven yards on 1st-and-goal from the seven...Defensive stop ultimately forced Miners to go for a field goal...Finished the season seventh on the squad in tackles with 46 and second in sacks with 3.5 for minus 26 yards...Received one of the Role Player awards at the postseason team banquet...One of three recipients of the Glenn Jones Award which was presented at the 2007 Blue-Gray Game for demonstrating leadership through determination and courage both on and off the field.

JAKE KASSER

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his shoulder at practice prior to the Motor City Bowl, but was cleared for the post-season contest...Had a consistent spring, but suffered a knee injury in the 2006 Blue-Gray Game...Sprained his PCL and MCL and spent the summer rehabbing his injury.

PERSONAL Stacy Nicholas Jones is the son of Bernard and Pamela Jones...Born September 30, 1986, in Shreveport, La.

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STACY JONES

of the top players in the Southeast by Prep Star Magazine…Finished his high school career with 190 tackles, 40 tackles for loss and 30 sacks…His father, Bernard, is the defensive coordinator at CHS…Also played in high school with current Tiger defender Quinton McCrary.


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2005 Opened the 2005 season as the Tiger starter at cat safety... Played in 11 games in 2005, starting in the first three contests of the season...Missed the Motor City Bowl after suffering a torn MCL in his left knee at practice following the season finale against Marshall...Returned for spring practice and was able to fully participate in all drills...Started at left cat safety against Ole Miss and was credited with a career-high six tackles, including one solo hit...Logged three tackles in the win over Chattanooga...Recorded his first career fumble recovery against the Mocs...His 10-yard return set up a Tiger score...Tallied three tackles against Tulsa and Tennessee, and logged a pair of stops against UCF and Houston...Ended the season with 21 tackles and a fumble recovery. 2004 Walk-on who was considered a tremendous surprise in 2004...A play-maker who was a very reliable part of the special teams unit...Saw action in all 12 games as one of just five true freshmen to see significant playing time in 2004... Logged time as a member of the special teams unit in the season opener against Ole Miss...Served as a member of the kick-cover teams...Continued his work with the Tiger special teams against Chattanooga and also played cat safety during the fourth quarter...Logged one tackle in the win over the Mocs...Worked as a cover team member in the Arkansas State victory and had one tackle versus the Indians...Credited with two solo tackles in the contest with UAB... Saw duty in the secondary in Memphis’ win over Houston... Had one tackle, a tackle for lost yardage and a quarterback sack for minus 13 yards against the Cougars...Worked at cat safety in the Tigers’ win over Tulane...Credited with one tackle against Cincinnati...Posted three tackles in the Tigers’ ESPN game against Louisville...Credited with two tackles in the Memphis win over Southern Miss...Tallied one tackle in the Tigers’ game with East Carolina...Saw extra duty in the Memphis win over USF, working in the secondary and totaling two tackles and one pass breakup...Logged one tackle and a tackle for a loss of three yards in the GMAC Bowl...Registered 15 tackles, one quarterback sack and one and a half tackles for lost yardage during his first season as a Tiger.

2006 Speedy athlete who saw action in both the Tiger secondary and as a member of the special teams unit...Played in 10 games as a redshirt freshman...Credited with a single tackle against both UCF and UTEP...Registered his solo stop versus UCF and assisted on a tackle against UTEP on Tiger kickoffs. 2005 Redshirted during the 2005 season. PREP Played for Coach Richard Moncrief at Sidney Lanier High… Totaled three interceptions and 75 tackles in 2004…Also returned a punt for a touchdown in 2004…Saw time at receiver and caught five touchdown passes...Had three touchdown catches in the upset win over Jeff Davis High…Had one of his best games defensively against Crestview High in Florida, when he held its all-state player to just two catches for five yards on the night…Also ran an interception back for a touchdown, as well as scoring on a punt return against Crestview…Named all-metro as an athlete…Was also an all-state second team selection…Voted as the Defensive Back of the Year and the Most Valuable Player at his team banquet…Also lettered in track. PERSONAL Bernard Desota Key is the son of Felicia Watts...Born May 17, 1987, in Clearwater, Fla.

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to UM Dean’s List for four semesters...Earned recognition as a member of the Tiger 3.0 Club five semesters...Listed on C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2004-05 and 2005-06. PREP Three-year letterwinner at Germantown High for Coach Charlie White...Was the co-captain of his squad in 2003... Helped the Red Devils to a 27-2 combined record as a junior and senior...Also led his squad to a 5A state championship in 2003...Named his team’s Best Defensive Player in 2003...Voted as Shelby County’s Male Athlete of the Year in 2003 and 2004...Also selected as a first teamer on the Tennessee Sports Writers Association, Tennessee Coaches and Associated Press All-State Teams...Was a finalist for the Commercial Appeal’s Best of the Preps Defensive Player of the Year Award...Also a finalist for 2003 American General Mr. Football Tennessee Award... Also lettered in baseball at GHS. PERSONAL Jake Kasser is the son of Rick and Chris Kasser...Born November 28, 1985, in Kansas City, Mo....His father played football for Southern Illinois University. KASSER’S STATISTICS TACKLES G/S UT AT 2004 12/0 8 7 2005 11/3 7 14 2006 12/3 27 19 Total 35/6 42 40

TOT. 15 21 46 82

FR 0-0 1-10 1-0 2-10

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

TFL SACK 1.5-16 1-13 0.0-0 0-0 3.5-26 3.5-26 5-42 4.5-39

KASSER’S CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles/Game: ........................ 11 vs Houston (‘06) Most Solo Tackles/Game: ..................8 vs Houston (‘06) Most Assisted Tackles/Game:........... 5 vs Ole Miss (‘05) Most Sacks/Game: ............................2 vs Houston (‘06) Most Tackles for Loss/Game: ............2 vs Houston (‘06)

TAZ KNOCKUM 2004 Saw action in three games as a member of the special teams unit...Had a productive spring 2005 camp. 2003 Was redshirted during the 2003 season. PREP Was a three-year football and track letterwinner at Catholic High...Was the all-district MVP in football in 2002...Named to the All-Metro Team in 2002...Selected to the 5A All-State Team as an honorable mention pick in 2002...Selected to play in the Capitol City All-Star Game...Rushed for 1,143 yards and nine touchdowns in 2002...Caught 29 passes for 418 yards and three touchdowns in 2002...Rated by Rivals. com as the No. 24 all-purpose back in the nation for 2003... Named a finalist for the Baton Rouge Advocate Athlete of the Year in 2002....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...Also lettered in basketball. PERSONAL Tasmin Tyrell Knockum is the son of Claude and Lynn Knockum...Born June 22, 1984, in Baton Rouge, La.

2006 Played in all 12 games during the 2006 season, both as a receiver and as a member of the special teams unit... Credited with one run for zero yards against UAB...Fielded a kickoff and returned the ball 14 yards against Arkansas State...Made his first catch of the season against Tulsa... Gained one yard on the pass from Martin Hankins in the fourth quarter...Caught a five-yard pass from Hankins on 1st-and-10 from the USM 40-yard line to keep the Tiger drive alive...Memphis scored a touchdown on the next play against the Golden Eagles...Started against UCF and UTEP, but did not have any receptions...Ended the season with two catches for six yards. 2005 Received one of the Role Player Awards for 2005 during the annual postseason football banquet...Had his first career start against East Carolina...Saw extended action at receiver in 2005, but also was a consistent player for the special teams unit...Converted from running back to receiver and learned the position well...Recorded his first career pass reception in the season opener against Ole Miss...His one catch was an 11-yard gain...Recorded multiple catches in the nationally-televised UAB game..Finished the game with two receptions for 28 yards and a long of 17 yards...Completed the season with four catches for 37 yards.

KNOCKUM’S STATISTICS RECEIVING G/S NO YDS 2004 3/0 0 0 2005 12/1 4 37 2006 12/2 2 6 Total 27/3 6 43

AVG 0.0 9.3 3.0 7.2

TDS 0 0 0 0

LG 0 17 5 17

2006 Lettered in 2006 after seeing action in nine games, primarily as a member of the Tiger special teams unit...Also saw limited action in the Memphis secondary...Did not log any tackles in 2006.


2005 Was redshirted in 2005.

during spring 2007 and should add depth to Tiger kicking game.

PREP Played for Coach Phil Short at Lithonia High…Totaled 52 tackles and 10 pass breakups as a senior…Also picked off seven passes, running two back for touchdowns…Had interception returns of 58 yards and 64 yards for scores…Lettered three years in football and four years in track…Also totaled a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown as well as a 77-yard punt return for a touchdown…Named all-region, all-county and all-city in 2004…Was honored as a first-team selection on the All-DeKalb County squad as a specialist…Finished his prep career with 160 tackles, 12 interceptions and 38 pass breakups…Returned four of his 12 career interceptions for scores…Also totaled 30 receptions for 565 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior…A member of the National Beta Club and the National Holl Roll…Nominated for the Wendy’s High School Heisman award.

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to UM Dean’s List and Tiger 3.0 Club for fall 2006 semester...Also listed on Tiger 3.0 Club for spring 2007 semester.

PERSONAL Deante’ Antoine Lamar is the son of Tiffany Lamar and Antoine Clay...Born July 6, 1987, in Atlanta, Ga.

SOUTHERN UTAH Played in two games at Southern Utah during the 2005 season before transferring to Memphis...Was one of three kickers who worked out with the Tigers during 2006 spring practice. SNOW COLLEGE Lettered two seasons at Snow College before transferring to Southern Utah...Earned honorable mention All-America honors while at Snow...Was 12-of-16 on field goals and a perfect 22-of-22 on PATs in 2004... Had a 53-yard field goal against Arizona Western...Hit all four of his field goals and was a perfect 10-of-10 on PATs as a freshman. PREP Lettered three seasons at Duluth High...Also played soccer in high school.

PREP Played for Coach Kevin Locastro at Christian Brothers High Schoool and lettered three years as a defensive back... Served as the team captain as a senior...Named to the Super 7 Coaches All-State Team...Helped CBHS become the Super 7 Conference champions in 2005 with a 10-2 record...Competed in the 2005 state championship...Made 43 tackles (16 solo), four interceptions and had two fumble recoveries his senior season. PERSONAL John McArthur is the son of James and Susan McArthur... Born November 13, 1987, in Memphis, Tenn.

PREP Played for Coach Jamie Mitchell at Olive Branch HS…Led Olive Branch to a 12-2 season with a team-high 88 tackles and eight sacks…Also tallied a fumble recovery in 2005…Led OBHS in solo tackles with 48…Listed as a finalist for 2005 Commercial Appeal Defensive Player of the Year Award… Rushed for 448 yards on 59 carries and six touchdowns as a senior…Averaged 7.6 yards per carry in 2005…Scored on a 16-yard run in the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs against Warren Central…Olive Branch advanced to the 5-A North Half Championship game, and lost to eventual state champion South Panola…Tallied 13 tackles and caused a fumble in the game versus South Panola…Also rushed for 81 yards on 13 carries against SPHS…Named second team All-State by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger…Listed as a Fab 40 by MagnoliaPreps.com…Also returned two kickoffs for 49 yards in 2005…Totaled 497 all-purpose yards as a senior…Totaled 800 rushing yards on 132 carries from 2003-05…Also tallied eight rushing scores in his final three seasons at OBHS…Was a Class 5A All-Region 1 selection as a senior.

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2006 Redshirted during the 2006 season...Was one of the recipients of the Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year award at the postseason team banquet.

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PERSONAL Joseph Edward Mack is the son of Ed and Lorraine Mack... Born August 29, 1984...He and his wife, Whitney, were married last August.

2006 Defensive back who joined the Tigers last fall...Redshirted during the 2006 season, working with the defensive scout team.

2006 Redshirted during the 2006 season...Listed as the No. 3 signal caller during spring workouts...Completed five passes for 58 yards in the 2007 Blue-Gray Game.

PERSONAL Jeremy Lonell Longstreet is the son of Alonzo and Gloria Longstreet...Born May 7, 1987, in Memphis, Tenn.

PREP Played two seasons at Oxford HS for Coach Johnny Hill…Lettered as a junior and senior at OHS…Served as the team’s captain in 2005…Led squad to a Region 2 4-A championship that season…Squad was undefeated in the regular season for the first time ever…OHS dropped its only decision in the state semifinals to eventual state champion West Point HS… Passed for 2,234 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior… Also rushed for 674 yards and nine TDs…Completed 135 of his 247 passes in 2005…Passed for more than 200 yards in three games as a senior… Passed for multiple touchdowns in eight games, including four versus New Albany HS…Rushed for a season-high 144 yards against West Lauderdale HS…Also had a long run for 74 yards against WLHS…Was named Player of the Year by several publications, including the Tupelo Daily Journal and the Oxford Eagle...Honored by the Jackson ClarionLedger as the Quarterback of the Year…Honored as Region 2 4-A Offensive Player of the Year as well as first-team quarterback…Selected by the Mississippi Association of Coaches as the Offensive Player of the Year…Participated in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game...Ranked 52nd in the nation by Scout.com…Ranked 19th in the Rivals.com Mississippi preseason Top 30…Passed for 1,002 yards and four touchdowns as a junior…Logged 474 rushing yards and six scores in 2004…Also ran track at OHS…Transferred to OHS from Pillow Academy in Greenwood, Miss., following his sophomore year.

2006 Was ineligible to play for the Tigers in 2006 because of NCAA transfer guidelines...Worked out with the squad

PERSONAL Matthew Abide Malouf is the son of Bill and Holli Malouf... Born August 16, 1987, in Greenwood, Miss.

2006 An up-and-coming receiver who showed marked improvement with each game...Opened the season with his first career touchdown against Ole Miss...Helped Memphis to get within three points of the Rebels with his two-yard touchdown grab from Martin Hankins late in the fourth quarter...Hauled in three receptions for 31 yards against

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Chattanooga...Caught an eight-yard pass for a first down in the first quarter against the Mocs to keep the Memphis drive going...The Tigers ultimately scored on that series...Reeled in a four-yard pass from Hankins in the second quarter... Registered a career-high 19-yard reception on 2nd-and-10 from the Chattanooga 32-yard line...Drive-extending play took Memphis to the red zone and resulted in a touchdown on the very next play...Continued his improvement with five catches for 34 yards and a score against East Carolina... Recorded a six-yard catch in the Tigers’ first series against ECU...Converted another first down with an 18-yard grab in the first quarter that helped Memphis cross midfield...Also registered a four-yard catch and two three-yard receptions against the Pirates...Scored for the second time on the year off a three-yard toss from Hankins to give Memphis the 20-7 advantage with just over four minutes remaining in the first half...Had one catch for minus eight yards versus Tennessee...Fielded a kickoff against the Vols and rolled off a 31-yard return...Missed the UAB and Arkansas State games with a pulled quadricep...Entered the starting lineup for the first time against Tulsa...Registered a four-yard reception against the Golden Hurricane...Snapped his five-game receiving streak against Marshall...Had an eight-yard kickoff return against the Thundering Herd...Totaled two kickoff returns of 20 yards and 16 yards versus Southern Miss before leaving the game with an injury...Dislocated his knee on the 16-yard return that ended the first quarter...Had knee surgery on November 16, and was unable to participate in spring practice...Ended the season with 11 receptions for 63 yards and two touchdowns in seven games played. 2005 One of the Tigers’ numerous young receivers who saw action in all 12 games in 2005...Was a starter against Southern Miss and Marshall...Caught his first career reception on a nine-yard pass from Will Hudgens against Ole Miss... Attempted a pass against Tulsa...Had one pass reception for seven yards in the win over UTEP, and threw a key downfield block on DeAngelo Williams’ 74-yard touchdown run...Caught an eight-yard pass from Maurice Avery in the win over East Carolina...Also grabbed an eight-yard pass in the UAB contest on ESPN...Had a season-high two pass receptions for 17 yards in the win over Southern Miss... Tallied a season-long 10-yard catch against the Golden Eagles...Had the Tigers’ only pass reception in the regular season finale against Marshall...Finished the year with eight catches for 45 yards...Was presented one of the True Tiger Awards at the 2006 Blue-Gray Game in the spring. 2004 Redshirted the 2004 season with the extensive depth of the receiving corps.

MCCOY’S CAREER HIGHS Most Pass Receptions/Game: ...5 vs East Carolina (‘06) Most Yards Receiving/Game: ..34 vs East Carolina (‘06) Most Touchdown Receptions/Game: .............................................. 1 vs Ole Miss & ECU (‘06) Longest Pass Reception/Game: .. 19 vs Chattanooga (‘06)

2006 Returned from a devastating injury that threatened his career, and re-entered the starting lineup at outside linebacker in 2006...Started nine of the 10 games he played as a junior...Opened the season with eight tackles against Ole Miss...Credited with four tackles versus Chattanooga... Totaled three tackles, all of which were solo stops, against East Carolina...Also credited with a quarterback hurry versus the Pirates...Upped his career high with a 16-tackle effort against Tennessee...Registered five or more tackles in four of the next six games he played in...Totaled eight stops versus UAB and five against Tulsa...Credited with one tackle for minus yardage in the Tulsa meeting...Had his second double-digit performance of the season with 10 tackles against Marshall...Also tallied a forced fumble and a tackle for a loss of two yards versus the Thundering Herd... Tallied three tackles in the Southern Miss meeting before posting 10 stops the following week versus UCF...Strained his shoulder and did not play in the final two games of the season against Houston and UTEP...Finished the season as Memphis’ third-leading tackler with 70 stops...Ranked in the top 20 in Conference USA in tackles...Has registered double digit tackles in four career games. 2005 Was an honors candidate at linebacker heading into the 2005 season...Missed the first two games of the season with a high ankle sprain...Regained his starting role against Tulsa and finished the game with four tackles, three of which were solo stops...Also tallied a tackle for lost yardage and a quarterback hurry in the Tulsa contest...Turned in a six-tackle effort in the win over UTEP...Also credited with

two tackles for lost yardage, two forced fumbles and one quarterback sack in the stunning victory over the Miners... Suffered a deep thigh bruise during the week prior to the UCF game and was held out of action...Severity of the injury forced him to miss the remainder of the season... Was limited in contact during the spring of 2006...Petitioned for and was granted a medical redshirt by the NCAA to regain his junior season. 2004 Starter in all 12 games for the Tiger defense in 2004...Was ranked fourth on the team in tackles and 24th in Conference USA...Was second on the squad in sacks with five... Ranked in the top 10 in C-USA in sacks with an average of 0.42 per game...Starter at outside linebacker in the season opener against Ole Miss...Tallied three tackles in the win over the Rebels...Had six tackles against Chattanooga, including a team-leading five solo stops...Also registered a pass breakup in the victory over the Mocs...Had a season-high nine tackles in Memphis’ win over Arkansas State...Was the Tigers’ second-leading tackler against ASU, while also totaling a tackle for lost yardage and his first quarterback sack for minus nine yards...Also was the team’s second-leading tackler against UAB, logging seven tackles, one tackle for lost yardage and one quarterback sack...Recorded seven tackles and one tackle for lost yardage in the win over Houston...Had three tackles in the win over Tulane...Was the team’s second-leading tackler against Cincinnati with 12 tackles, including nine assisted stops...Registered nine tackles, one fumble recovery and two pass breakups in the nationally-televised game against Louisville...Logged six tackles in the Southern Miss victory on ESPN...In one of his top performances of the season, was credited with seven tackles, including six solo stops, in the Memphis win over East Carolina...Also logged a career-high three tackles for lost yardage, two quarterback sacks and one pass breakup against the Pirates...Had five tackles and one pass breakup in the Tigers’ win over USF... Was third on the team in tackles in the GMAC Bowl with eight...Also credited with a sack of BGSU’s Omar Jacobs in the second quarter of the bowl meeting...Finished the season with 82 total tackles, seven and a half tackles for lost yardage, five quarterback sacks, one fumble recovery and six pass breakups. 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 special teams unit...Had his first career tackle in the Tigers’ season-opening win over Tennessee Tech...Credited with a season-high three tackles in the Tigers’ win over Houston on the road...Logged one tackle

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for 2005 spring semester...Listed on the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for 2004-05. PREP Starting wide receiver at Starkville High for Coach Ronnie Cuevas...Teammate of fellow Tiger signee Heath Grant... Recorded a 98-yard kick return against Tupelo High...Had five touchdown receptions as a senior...Helped his squad to an 8-3 record in 2004...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...Was a first team Mississippi Association of Coaches All-State selection in 2003...Named the Region 1-5A Special Teams Player of the Year in 2003...Selected 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. PERSONAL Antonio Ramon McCoy is the son of Nettie McCoy...Born March 6, 1986, in Starkville, Miss. MCCOY’S STATISTICS YDS RECEIVING G/S NO 2005 12/2 8 45 2006 7/1 11 63 Total 19/3 19 108

AVG 5.6 5.7 5.7

TDS 0 2 2

LG 10 19 19

QUINTON MCCRARY


PREP Played for Coach Johnny Watson at Jacksonville High… Lettered three years in football…Named to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 5-A top prospect list…Helped squad to a 7-4 record and an appearance in the state playoffs…Was a two-time all-conference honoree…Chosen as 5-A Outstanding Lineman…Also selected to the 5-A All-State team…Holds the school record in the fire clean at 325 pounds…Talented athlete who also lettered in basketball and threw the shot put in track. PERSONAL Clinton Myles McDonald is the son of Larry and Bonnie McDonald...Born January 6, 1987, in Jacksonville, Ark.

CLINTON MCDONALD 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. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for 2003 fall semester.

OPPONENT UT AT Ole Miss 4 4 Chattanooga 1 3 East Carolina 3 0 Tennessee 3 13 UAB 5 3 Arkansas St. 1 2 Tulsa 4 1 Marshall 4 6 Southern Miss 0 3 UCF 4 6

TT TFLS QB FR 8 0-0 0-0 0 4 0-0 0-0 0 3 0-0 0-0 0 16 1-1 0-0 0 8 .5-0 0-0 0 3 .5-2 0-0 0 5 1-1 0-0 0 10 1-2 0-0 0 3 2-3 0-0 0 10 0-0 0-0 0

PB 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

McCRARY’S STATISTICS TACKLES G/S UT AT TOT. FR FF INT TFL SACK 2003 13/0 4 4 8 0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0-0 2004 12/12 34 48 82 1 0 0-0 7.5-47 5-44 2005 2/2 7 3 10 0 2 0-0 3.5-13 1-8 2006 10/9 29 41 70 0 1 0-0 2.0-3 0-0 Totals 37/23 74 96 170 1 3 0-0 13-63 6-52 McCRARY’S CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles/Game: ....................16 vs Tennessee (‘06) Most Solo Tackles/Game: ..........6 vs East Carolina (‘04) Most Assisted Tackles/Game:......13 vs Tennessee (‘06) Most Sacks/Game: ....................2 vs East Carolina (‘04) Most Fumble Recoveries/Game: ..... 1 vs Louisville (‘04) Most Tackles for Loss/Game: ....3 vs East Carolina (‘04) Most Forced Fumbles/Game: ................2 vs UTEP (‘05)

GAME-BY-GAME REVIEW DEFENSE 8/30/03 10/18/03 10/25/03 11/1/03 12/16/03 9/4/04 9/11/04 9/18/04 9/25/04 10/2/04 10/16/04 10/23/04 11/4/04 11/12/04 11/20/04 11/27/04 12/22/04 9/24/05 10/1/05

OPPONENT UT Tennessee Tech 1 Houston 2 Tulane 0 East Carolina 0 North Texas 1 Ole Miss 1 Chattanooga 5 Arkansas State 3 UAB 3 Houston 2 Tulane 1 Cincinnati 3 Louisville 4 Southern Miss 1 East Carolina 6 USF 0 Bowling Green 5 Tulsa 3 UTEP 4

AT 0 1 1 2 0 2 1 6 4 5 2 9 5 5 1 5 3 1 2

TT 1 3 1 2 1 3 6 9 7 7 3 12 9 6 7 5 8 4 6

TFLS 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 1-9 1-9 1-10 1-10 1.5-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-18 2-17 0-0 0-0 1-8 1-8 1-1 0-0 2.5-12 1-8

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

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

2006 One of several young linemen who made vast improvements throughout the season...Saw action in all 12 games as a sophomore and made 10 starts on the defensive front in 2006...Opened the season as a starter with four tackles, three of which were solo stops, against Ole Miss...Recorded back-to-back games of five tackles versus Chattanooga and East Carolina...Tallied two stops against Tennessee and one versus UAB...Registered a season-high six tackles in the Tulsa contest...Totaled four tackles against Southern Miss and five versus Houston...Recovered his first fumble and was also credited with a pass breakup against the Cougars...Scooped up the fumble forced by Corey Mills on UH’s first possession of the third quarter...Had another consistent showing in victory over UTEP on the road...Equaled his season high with six tackles, which included one and a half tackles for a loss of eight yards...Blocked a Reagan Schneider 26-yard field goal attempt that would have closed UTEP’s deficit to one point heading into the lockerroom at the half...Was assisted by Rubio Phillips in dropping UTEP signal caller Jordan Palmer for a loss of seven yards on 3rd-and-14 that forced the Miners to punt... Was credited with a loss of four yards for the half sack...Ended the year ranked ninth on the team in tackles with 41 and was one of just two Tigers to block a kick in 2006. 2005 One of just six true freshmen to see action in 2005... Played in all 12 games for the Tigers, primarily with the special teams unit...Saw his first collegiate action against Ole Miss in the season opener...Logged one tackle in six contests, including wins over Chattanooga, UTEP, Marshall and Akron...Had solo stops versus Chattanooga, Tulsa and Marshall...Credited with six tackles during his freshman season. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for fall 2005 semester...Listed on the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2005-06.

LOSS 0-0 2-8 2-8

SACK 0-0 .5-4 .5-4

McDONALD’S CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles/Game: .................6 vs Tulsa & UTEP (‘06) Most Solo Tackles/Game: ... 4 vs East Carolina & UTEP (‘06) Most Assisted Tackles/Game:.....4 vs UTC & Tulsa (‘06) Most Fumble Recoveries/Game: .......1 vs Houston (‘06) Most Tackles for Loss/Game: .............1.5 vs UTEP (‘06)

GAME-BY-GAME REVIEW DEFENSE 9/5/05 9/17/05 9/24/05 10/1/05 10/8/05 10/15/05 10/22/05 11/1/05 11/12/05 11/19/05 11/26/05 12/26/05 9/3/06 9/9/06 9/16/06 9/30/06 10/7/06 10/14/06 10/21/06 10/28/06 11/5/06 11/11/06 11/18/06 11/25/06

OPPONENT UT Ole Miss 0 Chattanooga 1 Tulsa 1 UTEP 0 UCF 0 Houston 0 East Carolina 0 UAB 0 Tennessee 0 Southern Miss 0 Marshall 1 Akron 0 Ole Miss 3 Chattanooga 1 East Carolina 4 Tennessee 0 UAB 1 Arkansas St. 0 Tulsa 2 Marshall 0 Southern Miss 2 UCF 0 Houston 3 UTEP 4

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

TT 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 5 5 2 1 0 6 1 4 2 5 6

TFLS 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 .5-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-8

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 .5-4

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

PB BLK INT 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 1 0 0-0 0 1 0-0

2006 A steady defender who was a key component in the Tiger defensive front...Started in 10 of the 11 games he played in 2006...Faced some of his former teammates in the season opener versus Ole Miss and logged two tackles and a pass breakup...Credited with one tackle, which was for a loss of a yard against Chattanooga...Also tallied a quarterback hurry in that meeting...Tallied a solo tackle and a pass breakup in the following game versus East Carolina...Registered four tackles, three of which were solo stops, versus Tennessee...Forced a fumble that was recovered by Rubio Phillips in the second quarter against the Vols...Credited with five tackles in the UAB meeting... Continued to up his season high with a six-tackle effort against Arkansas State...Assisted on two sacks of ASU’s Corey Leonard that resulted in losses of 16 total yards...

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PERSONAL Quinton Antwain McCrary is the son of Jeffery Clayton and Suzette McCrary...Born September 22, 1984, in Columbus, Miss.

INT 0-0 0-0 0-0

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PREP Lettered at Columbus High for Coach Roy McCrory... 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...Credited with 170 tackles, eight quarterback sacks and two pass interceptions in 2002.

DEFENSE 9/3/06 9/9/06 9/16/06 9/30/06 10/7/06 10/14/06 10/21/06 10/28/06 11/5/06 11/11/06

McDONALD’S STATISTICS TACKLES G/S UT AT TOT. PBU FR 2005 12/0 3 3 6 0 0 2006 12/10 20 21 41 1 1 Total 24/10 23 24 47 1 1


COREY MILLS

2006 Redshirted during the 2006 season...Broke a finger during spring practice...Required surgery and was sidelined for the majority of the session...Is expected to add depth at tight end in 2007.

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PREP Played for Coach Brian Maner at Thompson HS…Caught 35 passes for 580 yards and six touchdowns as a senior… Named to the Shelby County Reporter (AL) All-County Team and the coaches all-county team in 2005…Was a three-year starter who lettered all four years at THS…Had an impressive game against Jemison High with five catches for 60 yards and two touchdowns...Also played basketball and baseball at THS. PERSONAL Deven Christopher Onarheim is the son of Tony Garcia and Tina Garcia...Born October 7, 1987, in Albuquerque, N.M. Began having problems with his shoulder and totaled five tackles in his next four games...Struggled with a nagging shoulder injury throughout the latter part of the season... Was a defensive spark against Houston with five tackles, a sack and a forced fumble...Sacked Houston signal caller Kevin Kolb on 2nd-and-8 for a loss of six yards that took the Cougars out of the redzone...Forced UH’s Roy Otis to cough up the ball on Houston’s first drive of the third quarter...Fumble was recovered by Clinton McDonald...Did not make the trip with the team to UTEP because of shoulder injury and had surgery on November 30 to repair damage... Ended the season ranked 10th for the Tigers in tackles with 29 and tied for the lead with two forced fumbles...Continued his rehabilitation with the athletic training and strength staffs during spring workouts...Is expected to challenge for a starting role in the defensive line this fall. 2005 Enrolled at Memphis in August 2005 and was unable to practice with the team...Joined the Tigers for spring workouts and provided much-needed depth to the defensive line...Used the 2005 season as his redshirt year.

a senior...Named the West Tennessee Prep Player of the Year after completing his final season...Was the only player from the state of Tennessee to be named to the Orlando Sentinel’s 2003 All-Southern Football Team...Ranked by Tom Lemming, of ESPN.com, as the nation’s 15th-best “outside rusher”... Also tabbed as a 2003 Mobile Register Super Southeast Top 120 honoree...Ranked No. 1 on The Commercial Appeal’s Shelby-Metro Area “Most Wanted” list...Led Christian Brothers to a 9-2 record and a Tennessee state semifinals appearance during his senior season... Registered 72 tackles his senior year, including 18.5 tackles for loss yardage and eight sacks...Also logged three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and an interception...As a junior, was selected Defensive Player of the Year by The Commercial Appeal...Completed his prep career with 137 tackles and 21 sacks...Also lettered four years in track... Was a two-time state champion in the discus and was the state champion in the shot put as a junior. PERSONAL Corey Michael Mills is the son of Herbert and Lisa Bridges...Born May 21, 1986, in Monroe, La.

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for both fall and spring semesters in 2006.

MILLS’ STATISTICS TACKLES G/S UT AT TOT. PBU FF INT LOSS SACK 2006 11/10 12 17 29 2 2 0-0 3-15 2-14

OLE MISS Played in two games as a freshman in 2004, but was hampered by a groin injury...Also was a member of the Rebel track team...Chose to leave Ole Miss in August 2005 and transferred to Memphis.

MILLS’ CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles/Game: ............... 6 vs Arkansas State (‘06) Most Solo Tackles/Game: ...3 vs Tennessee & Houston (‘06) Most Assisted Tackles/Game:. 5 vs Arkansas State (‘06) Most Tackles for Loss/Game: ...1 vs UTC, ASU & Houston (‘06) Most Sacks/Game: ...1 vs Arkansas State & Houston (‘06)

PREP A three-year letterwinner for Coach Kevin Locastro at Christian Brothers High School...Earned SuperPrep All-America honors as a defensive lineman as well as PrepStar All-America accolades as one of the nation’s Top 300 players...Selected Tennessee Top 12 by Forrest Davis Football Recruiting Annual...Made SuperPrep Dixie Team, ranking No. 2 in the state of Tennessee...Rated 35th among the nation’s defensive tackles by Rivals.com... Rated No. 3 on Rivals.com Tennessee Top 10...Named the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association Division 2 Mr. Football Lineman of the Year...Selected as an Associated Press First-Team All-State selection and Super Southern 100 choice by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as

GAME-BY-GAME REVIEW DEFENSE 9/3/06 9/9/06 9/16/06 9/30/06 10/7/06 10/14/06 10/21/06 10/28/06 11/5/06 11/11/06 11/18/06

OPPONENT UT Ole Miss 2 Chattanooga 1 East Carolina 1 Tennessee 3 UAB 1 Arkansas St. 1 Tulsa 0 Marshall 0 Southern Miss 0 UCF 0 Houston 3

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

TT 2 1 1 4 5 6 1 0 3 1 5

TFLS 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-6

QB 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-6

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

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

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

2007 PRESEASON HIGHLIGHTS Picked as a third-team All-C-USA honoree by Athlon Sports this summer. 2006 Saw action at cat safety early in the season, but transitioned to corner with the defensive shift...Started the first three games of the season, and totaled two tackles in the opener versus Ole Miss...Increased his career high with six tackles, which included five solo stops, against Chattanooga...Upped his career high for the second consecutive game with a seven-tackle effort versus East Carolina... Was key to halting a Pirate score in the first quarter when he scooped up a fumble forced by Wesley Smith on 3rdand-goal from the Memphis 2-yard line...Stopped a second potential ECU scoring drive in the second quarter when he picked off James Pinkney at the Tigers’ 16-yard line... Did not start versus Tennessee and was credited with one tackle in that game...Started the next six straight contests, including the UAB meeting in which he totaled four stops and his second interception of the season...Picked off UAB’s Chris Williams in the first quarter and rolled off 29 yards on the return to give Memphis the ball on the Blazers’ 19-yard line...Memphis converted a 28-yard field goal to score on the miscue...Posted back-to-back games of seven tackles versus Arkansas State and Tulsa...Logged his third interception of the year against ASU...Picked off Corey Leonard in the third quarter to give the Tigers the ball back on the ASU 14-yard line...Memphis scored on a 28-yard field goal as a result of the turnover...Posted four tackles against Marshall and one against Southern Miss... Set a new personal best with eight tackles against UCF... Did not play against Houston...Came in as a reserve in the victory over UTEP but was not credited with a tackle... Finished the 2006 season with 47 tackles, which ranked


sixth on the squad...Was second on the team in interceptions with three...Had a productive spring and is expected to push for the starting job at free safety with the departure of both Brandon McDonald and Wesley Smith. 2005 Consistent defender who backed up All-America candidate Wesley Smith at free safety...Played in 11 of the 12 games in 2005...Saw his first collegiate action for the Tigers in the season opener against Ole Miss...Logged one tackle against the Rebels...Recorded his first college pass interception in the win over Chattanooga...Had single tackles against both Chattanooga and Tulsa...Had a season-high three tackles, all of which were solo stops, against UTEP... Had a pair of tackles against UCF...Missed the Houston game with an infection in his arm...Returned to the field for the ECU contest, but did not register a tackle...Tallied his second interception against UAB and returned it 33 yards...Had one tackle against Tennessee and Southern Miss before finishing out the year with three stops versus Akron in the Motor City Bowl...Saw extended action against Akron when Wesley Smith left the game with a concussion...Ended the season with 13 tackles and two interceptions.

HONORS Received one of the True Tiger Awards at the 2007 Blue-Gray Game...Earned one of the Chris Faros Most Improved Player Awards at the 2006 Blue-Gray scrimmage...Received the Rex Dockery Award at the 2005 Blue-Gray Game.

PATTERSON’S STATISTICS DEFENSE G/S UT AT TOT. PBU INT 2005 11/0 9 4 13 2 2-33 2006 11/9 30 17 47 4 3-29 Total 22/9 39 21 60 6 5-62

FR 0 1 1

FF 0 0 0

PATTERSON’S CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles/Game: ................................8 vs UCF (‘06) Most Solo Tackles/Game: ........... 5 vs 4 opponents (‘06) Most Assisted Tackles/Game:..................5 vs UCF (‘06) Most Interceptions/Game: .... 1 vs. UTC & UAB (‘05), 3 opp. (‘06)

BRANDON PEARCE season...Earned C-USA All-Freshman honors...Worked 32 of the 77 offensive plays in the Chattanooga contest... Became a starter for the UCF game and never relinquished the position...Worked 30 of the 55 plays against UCF... Played more than half of the offensive snaps in each of the last seven games of the season...Logged a seasonhigh 68 plays in the win over East Carolina...Finished the season participating in 463 of the team’s 836 total offensive plays...Was part of an offensive line that allowed just nine sacks in 2005, which led Conference USA...Also helped the offense rank fifth nationally in rushing offense and helped pave the way for All-American tailback DeAngelo Williams to lead the nation in rushing average. 2004 Spent the fall learning the offensive scheme from a seniorladen offensive line...Redshirted the 2004 season. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for five semesters...Listed on the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2004-05 and 200506...Named to UM Dean’s List for two semesters.

BRANDON PATTERSON

2007 PRESEASON HIGHLIGHTS Named to the All-C-USA Preseason team by league coaches...Picked as a first-team All-C-USA honoree by Athlon Sports this summer...Named by Street & Smith as an All-C-USA selection. 2006 A key component of Memphis’ veteran offensive line... Has started 20 consecutive career games...Started all 12 games in 2006 at right tackle...Played every offensive snap in the 12 contests with the exception of two plays late in the Chattanooga victory...Was in on 60 or more offensive plays in nine of the 12 games...Recovered a Martin Hankins fumble against Marshall in the second quarter...Played a part in Memphis allowing just 14 sacks in 2006, which led Conference USA...Earned third-team recognition on the C-USA Coaches All-Conference Team...Was presented one of the Glenn Jones Awards at the 2007 Blue-Gray Game for demonstrating leadership through determination and courage both on and off the field. 2005 A redshirt freshman who made an impact on the squad in 2005...Played in all but the season opener against Ole Miss...Started at right tackle for the final eight games of the

PREP Was a three-year letterman in the offensive line at Christian Brothers High...Played left tackle for Coach Kevin Locastro...Named to The Commercial Appeal’s Best of The Preps for 2003 football...Selected as a first-team member of the 2003 Associated Press All-State Team in 2003...Was a runner up for the Division 2A Mr. Football award...Named to the preseason All-Tennessee Team in 2003...Named to the 2003 Preseason All-Shelby Metro first team offense...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 All-Star Game in 2003...Picked to play in the 2004 East-West Shrine All-Star Classic...Was a firstteam 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...Named to the All-MIAA Team in 2002 (Private School Division)...Was also a member of the basketball and wrestling teams at CBHS. PERSONAL Brandon James Pearce is the son of James and Debbie Pearce...Born August 28, 1985, in Memphis, Tenn. PEARCE’S STATISTICS GAMES/STARTS OFFENSIVE LINE 2005 11/8 2006 12/12 Total 23/20

SNAPS/TOTAL SNAPS 463/836 764/766 1,227/1,602

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ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Honored as a first-team pick on the 2006 and 2007 Arthur Ashe, Jr Sports-Scholar squads...Named second-team CoSIDA Academic All-District in 2006...Joined Rusty Clayton on the C-USA Football All-Academic Team in 2006...Honored to UM Dean’s List for five semesters... Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for six semesters...Listed on the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2004-05 and 2005-06...Earned the C-USA Academic Medal in 200506...Earned recognition on the Tiger Academic 30, which honors the top 30 student-athletes at the U of M, for the spring 2005 semester.

PERSONAL Brandon Jay Patterson is the son of James and Linda Patterson...Born April 14, 1986, in Memphis, Tenn....His older brother, Terence, finished his career as Harvard’s all-time leading receiver...His older brother, Devin, played football at Northwestern.

PLAYERS

2004 Redshirted during the 2004 season to gain experience with the defensive unit...Had productive spring 2005 workouts while Wesley Smith was sidelined with an injury.

PREP Played both quarterback and defensive back at Germantown High for Coach Charlie White...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 on a 19-yard run...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 45-of-77 passing for 657 yards...Logged two pass interceptions as a defensive back...Named to the 2003 Preseason All-Shelby Metro first team defense...Selected to play in the Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star Game...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 interception return...Helped Germantown to a 13-1 record before a semifinal loss in the state playoffs...Also lettered as a shortstop on the baseball team...Was a member of the Beta Club and the National Honor Society...Recipient of the National Honor Society Scholar-Athlete Award.


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One of several players who signed with the Tigers in December and enrolled at the U of M for the spring semester…Worked out with the team in the spring…Is expected to challenge for a starting role at middle linebacker in the fall...Was the defensive recipient of the first-ever Top Newcomer Award at the 2007 Blue-Gray Game. JUNIOR COLLEGE Played one season at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas, for Coach Troy Morrell...Helped his 2006 squad to an 11-1 record and a Region VI and KJCCC championship after ranking second on the defense in tackles with 83, including 47 solo stops...Was elected as a team captain...Registered 4.5 TFL for minus 14 yards and 11 quarterback hurries at linebacker...Butler CC ranked third nationally and won the 2006 Dalton Defenders Bowl...Was an honorable mention pick to the All-KJCCC team and a first-team Academic All-American by JC-Grid-Wire. UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS Redshirted during the 2004 season...Selected as a Scout Team Player of the Week by the coaching staff...Was converted to offense and was listed as the No. 3 tight end on the Jayhawks’ depth chart in 2005...Made the travel squad but did not participate in any games...Opted to transfer to Butler Community College following the 2005 season. PREP Was a three-year starter at linebacker at 5A Bishop Miege High for Coach Dan Ritter...Led his team in tackles for two years, and as a senior posted 141 tackles, one interception and four sacks...Was credited with nine TFL, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 2003...Finished his prep career with 296 tackles...Helped his team to 5A District Championships in 2003, 2002 and 2001...Named first-team all-state at linebacker by the Kansas Football Coaches Association...Was his squad’s co-MVP in 2003... Selected as one of just three finalists for the 2004 Kansas Athlete of the Year Award by the Sports Commission of Greater Kansas City...Also lined up at running back and led the EKL (East Kansas League) with his rushing average of 7.7 yards per carry...Had the team’s longest rushing

T.J. PITTS

(57 yards) and receiving (62 yards) touchdowns...Twice selected as the BMHS Athlete of the Month...Also earned all-league and all-SUN Country and All MetroSports honors at linebacker...Excelled in wrestling and baseball, earning several honors in both sports...Logged a 31-16 record in wrestling and led the team with 23 pins, 31 escapes and 180 team points in 2004...Earned recognition into the Stags Wrestling Hall of Fame for his 30-win season and State HWT Medal...Was a pre-season all-state pick by the Kansas Baseball Coaches Association in 2004 and earned first-team All-SUN Country and first-team All-EKL honors for outfield/pitcher...Led his team with a 1.17 ERA and was second on the squad with a .426 batting average...Was a Kansas City Star and KMBC Scholar-Athlete nominee in 2004...Listed in the National Honor Society in 2003 and 2004...Received the Bishop Miege Academic Excellence Award as a junior and a senior...Earned First Honors every semester of high school...Received the EKL Scholar-Athlete Award from 2000-04. PERSONAL Thomas Andrew Phelps is the son of Jim and Beth Phelps... Born April 28, 1986, in Shawnee Mission, Kansas.

Did not carry the ball against UAB and Tulsa, but did tally two kick returns for 36 yards in the UAB contest...Missed the Arkansas State game after suffering a concussion on a kick return versus UAB...Had a season-high eight carries for 30 yards at Marshall...Came in during the third quarter and rushed for nine yards on his first carry...Had a run of three yards on 1st-and-goal from the 8-yard line...Carried the ball three times in the Tigers’ next offensive drive of the third quarter that ultimately led to a UM touchdown... Also had a pair of two-yard gains in the fourth quarter... Recorded two carries for 10 yards with a long run of nine yards against Southern Miss...Did not play in the UCF or Houston contests...Came in as a reserve in the road victory over UTEP and showed improved field vision...Rushed three straight times, which included a season-high 25-yard run on 2nd-and-one from the UTEP 35-yard line...Gained five yards on the next play to get the ball to the 5-yard line and set up a four-yard run by Earnest Williams...Punched the ball in from the one and scored his first touchdown on his 22nd career carry...Ended the season with 22 rushes for 98 yards and a touchdown...Was one of just five Tigers to score from the run in 2006. 2005 Was redshirted during the 2005 season...Shared Offensive Scout Team MVP honors with fellow freshman running back Miguel Barnes. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for 2006 spring semester.

2006 A young running back who showed marked improvement through the 2006 season...Did not play in the season opener against Ole Miss because of a pulled hamstring... Came in as a reserve against Chattanooga...Totaled six carries for 18 yards against the Mocs...Entered the game in the second quarter and posted a one-yard run on his first carry...Caught an eight-yard pass from Will Hudgens midway through the third quarter...Rushed for no gain on the very next play...Rushed four times in a single series in the fourth quarter versus the Mocs...Tallied long runs of nine yards and seven yards on that drive to set up a Tiger touchdown...Registered his first kick return of the season in the first quarter and logged a 35-yard return...Opened the third quarter with a 27-yard kickoff return...Rolled off 57 yards on three kickoff returns against East Carolina...Had a long return of 24 yards in that meeting...Logged his only start of the season in place of Joseph Doss against Tennessee...Had two carries for zero yardage versus the Vols...

PREP One of Memphis’ most heralded signees for 2005…Hails from Gainesville, Ga., which is Coach Tommy West’s hometown…Prepped at North Hall High School under Coach Bob Christmas…Transferred from Baldwin High School in Milledgeville, Ga., midway through his sophomore year…Rushed for 2,422 yards and 29 touchdowns as a senior at NHHS…Helped squad to a 12-1 record and a Region 7-AAA title in 2004…Squad advanced to the state quarterfinals and won its first playoff game in school history…Listed as one of the top running backs in the Southeast…Ranked as the 36th-best running back in the country by Scout.com…The Gainesville Times named him Area Football Player of the Year two-straight years…Rushed for more than 4,200 yards in two seasons at NHHS, and totaled 24 straight 100-yard rushing games…Scored a rushing touchdown in 23-straight games until his streak was snapped in the quarterfinals. PERSONAL Travias Jamel Pitts is the son of Patricia Pitts and Tracy Harold...Born April 7, 1986, in Clarksville, Ga. PITTS’ STATISTICS RUSHING G/S NO 2006 8/1 22

YDS 98

AVG 4.5

TDS 1

LG 25

KICK RETURN G/S 2006 8/1

NO 7

YDS 155

AVG 22.1

TDS 0

LG 35

G/S 8/1

NO 1

YDS 8

AVG 8.0

TDS 0

LG 8

RECEIVING 2006

PITTS’ CAREER HIGHS Most Rushes/Game: ..........................8 vs Marshall (‘06) Most Rushing Yds/Game:....................40 vs UTEP (‘06) Longest Run/Game: ............................25 vs UTEP (‘06) Most Kickoff Returns/Game:.....3 vs. East Carolina (‘06) Most Kickoff Return Yards/Game: ... 62 vs Chattanooga (‘06) Longest Kickoff Return/Game: .35 vs Chattanooga (‘06)

GAME-BY-GAME REVIEW RUSHING 9/9/06 9/16/06 9/30/06 10/7/06 10/21/06 10/28/06 11/5/06 11/25/06

OPPONENT NO Chattanooga 6 East Carolina 0 Tennessee 2 UAB 0 Tulsa 0 Marshall 8 Southern Miss 2 UTEP 4

YDS 18 0 0 0 0 30 10 40

AVG 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.8 5.0 10.0

TDS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

LG 9 0 1 0 0 9 9 25


MATT REAGAN

gan...Born August 28, 1987, in Knoxville, Tenn....Is related to former Lady Vol basketball standout Kelly Jolly. REAGANS’ STATISTICS KICKING G/S FG LG PAT PTS KO AVG TB OB 2006 10/10 12-17 42 25-26 61 37 57.1 3 2 REAGANS’ CAREER HIGHS Most Field Goals Made/Game: .................................... 3 vs UAB & Arkansas State (‘06) Most Field Goals Attempted/Game:... 4 vs UAB & Houston (‘06) Longest Field Goal/Game:...................42 vs UTEP (‘06) Most PATs Made/Game: ........................5 vs UTEP (‘06) Most PATs Attempted/Game: .................5 vs UTEP (‘06) Most Points Scored/Game:........ 11 vs UAB & ASU (‘06)

A big addition to the roster who should add depth to the Tiger offensive line...Transferred to Memphis from the University of Tennessee...Had to sit out the 2006 season and was unable to practice with the team because of NCAA transfer guidelines...Joined the Tigers out on the field for spring 2007 workouts...Was listed as the No. 2 right guard behind senior Andy Smith at the completion of the spring session.

REAGANS’ KICKING BY DISTANCE Less than 20 yards .................................................... 0/0 20-29 yards................................................................ 8/9 30-39 yards................................................................ 1/2 40-49 yards................................................................ 3/6 50-plus yards ............................................................. 0/0

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE Redshirted during the 2005 season.

PERSONAL Malcom Voltaire Rawls is the son of Charlotte Rawls Hill... Born October 1, 1986, in Anniston, Alabama.

2006 One of just five Tigers to play as a true freshman in 2006... Earned Freshman All-America recognition by The Sporting News and CollegeFootballNews.com...Landed on the CUSA Media All-Freshman Team following the 2006 season in which he led the Tigers in scoring with 61 points...Did not see action in the first two games against Ole Miss and Chattanooga...Earned the starting role against East Carolina and never relinquished the position...Converted his first collegiate PAT in the first quarter against the Pirates...Hit his second attempt in the second quarter, but missed his only PAT of the year on Memphis’ next offensive series... Was perfect the rest of the way, ending the year with 23 consecutive PATs...Was called on to take over kickoffs with injury to Patrick Byrne...Had his first collegiate kickoff to open the second half against Tennessee...First attempt was for 58 yards to the UT 7-yard line...Did not attempt a field goal and had one PAT versus the Vols...Logged 118 yards on two kickoffs...Scored 11 points in back-to-back games versus UAB and Arkansas State...Was 3-of-4 on field goals with a long of 28 against the Blazers...Missed an attempt from 41 yards in the second quarter...Averaged 58.1 yards on seven kickoffs against UAB...Upped his average to 58.7 yards on six kickoffs the next game against ASU...Was flawless with two PATs and three field goals versus the Indians...Equaled his long of 28 yards in the ASU meeting...Missed his only field goal attempt from

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club and UM Dean’s List for two semesters. PREP Played for Coach Paul Maynard at Bearden High…Lettered three years as a kicker…Squad was 5-5 his final season…Averaged 40.1 yards per punt in 2005…Was successful on 22 of his 23 extra point attempts…Booted 85 percent of his kickoffs into the end zone…Named to the All Prep-Extra first team…Also named first team All-Region and All-Knoxville…Selected as a member of the all-state team by the Tennessee Football Coaches Association…As a junior, punted 49 times for a 40.5 yard average with an average hang time of 3.85 seconds…Converted 12-of-14 extra points and one-of-three field goals (43 yards) while sending 11 of his 17 kickoffs into the end zone…Advanced to the final round at the Chris Sailer National Kicking Competition in Las Vegas…Was named to the Chris Sailer Top Twelve list following his performance…Was the third kicker from BHS to earn a Division I scholarship, joining Dustin and Britton Colquitt (Tennessee)...Was a member of the Key Club and National Honor Society...Tutored football players at BHS...Earned a 4.1 grade-point average. PERSONAL Matthew Harrison Reagan is the son of Rick and Lisa Rea-

GAME-BY-GAME REVIEW KICKING 9/16/06 9/30/06 10/7/06 10/14/06 10/21/06 10/28/06 11/5/06 11/11/06 11/18/06 11/25/06

OPPONENT FG East Carolina 0-0 Tennessee 0-0 UAB 3-4 Arkansas St. 3-3 Tulsa 0-1 Marshall 2-2 Southern Miss 0-1 UCF 1-1 Houston 2-4 UTEP 1-1

LG PATPTS KO AVG TB OB 0 2-3 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 1-1 1 2 59.0 0 0 28 2-2 11 7 58.1 1 0 28 2-2 11 6 58.7 0 0 0 2-2 2 3 62.7 1 0 31 3-3 9 5 55.4 1 1 0 3-3 3 4 53.2 0 0 40 3-3 6 5 55.0 0 0 41 2-2 8 5 56.8 0 1 42 5-5 8 0 0.0 0 0

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2007 PRESEASON HIGHLIGHTS Picked as a second-team All-C-USA honoree by Athlon Sports this summer.

40 yards out against Tulsa...Booted three kickoffs for an average of 62.7 yards in the Tulsa meeting...Scored nine points in the Marshall contest with three PATs and a 2-of-2 effort on field goals...Upped his season high with a make of 31 yards versus the Thundering Herd...Booted at least four kickoffs in three of the next four games...Converted three PATs and missed his only field goal attempt from 28 yards out against Southern Miss...Set new career highs in the next three straight games...Hit a 40-yard field goal against UCF and improved that mark with a 41 yarder the next game against Houston...Helped Memphis strike quickly against the Cougars, scoring the first six points of the game off field goals of 22 and 48 yards...Missed a 32-yard attempt in the third and his 40-yard attempt in overtime...Came back strong in the season finale victory at UTEP, scoring eight points and upping his career high with a 42-yard field goal...Was a perfect 5-of-5 on PATs versus the Miners...Did not kickoff against UTEP with the return of Byrne to the lineup...Finished his rookie season 25-of-26 on PATs and 12-of-17 on field goals...Also averaged 57.1 yards on 37 kickoffs and sailed three of his attempts into the endzone...Streak of 23 consecutive PATs ranks eighth in the Tiger record book...Ranks 10th all-time in single season points with 61...Ended the year ranked sixth in Conference USA in scoring by a kicker...Also ranked fourth in the league in field goals and sixth in field goal percentage...Was one of just two freshmen to be listed in C-USA kicking rankings...Was the only freshman to be listed in the top 10 in all four kicking categories...Was presented the Rex Dockery Award at the 2007 Blue-Gray Game.

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PREP Was a three-year starter on the offensive line for Coach Wayne Randall at East High...Gave up one sack in three years of varsity action...Helped lead his team to the state playoffs in 2003 and 2004...Was a 4A all-state honoree in 2004...Earned All-Shelby Metro recognition by the Memphis Commercial Appeal as a junior...Also threw the shot put for the EHS track and field team.

Transfer from Ole Miss who sat out the 2006 season but was able to practice with the team…Missed some of last fall with a foot injury…Slotted as a strong safety this spring and is expected to challenge for a starting role in the Tiger secondary…Was one of the recipients of the True Tiger Award at the 2007 Blue-Gray Game. OLE MISS Redshirted as a true freshman safety in 2003…Was moved from defensive back to linebacker in 2004 and did not see action in any games…Participated in nine games in 2005 for the Rebels…Credited with three solo and two assisted tackles as a sophomore. PREP Lettered for Coach Terry Smith at Oakhaven High…Rushed for 1,102 yards on 159 carries and scored 11 touchdowns as a senior…Also totaled 400 yards receiving and one touchdown…Versatile player who returned kicks and logged over 500 yards in kick returns, including one return for a score…Credited with 87 tackles and two interceptions on defense…Named the Defensive Player of the Game in the 2001 and 2002 high school Jamborees…Standout player for OHS who received various honors including Rookie of the Year, Most Improved, Offensive Most Valuable Player and team MVP…Helped his squad to Region championships in 1999, 2000 and 2001…Also lettered in basketball, track and baseball…Received Most Improved honors in basketball…Was the Vice President of his senior class and a member of the Honor Society. PERSONAL Dontae Lenarius Reed Jr., is the son of Don Reed Sr., and Louise Kenerson…Born June 13, 1985, in Chicago, Ill.


ROBINZINE’S STATISTICS NO YDS RECEIVING G/S 2005 8/5 8 131 2006 1/0 2 13 Total 9/5 10 144

AVG 16.4 6.5 14.4

TDS 0 0 0

LG 38 8 38

ROBINZINE’S CAREER HIGHS Most Pass Receptions/Game: ................................. 2 vs Houston, East Carolina & UAB (‘05) Most Yards Receiving/Game: ..48 vs East Carolina (‘05) Longest Pass Reception/Game: ... 38 vs East Carolina (‘05)

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2006 Redshirted during the 2006 season...Was the offensive recipient of the Chris Faros Most Improved Player Award at the 2007 Blue-Gray Game. PREP Played for Coach Larry Ware at Carver HS…Three-year letterman and starter at both offensive center and tackle for CHS…Anchored an offensive line in 2005 that helped lead his team to an 11-2 record and a berth in the 2005 Alabama state playoffs…Served as a permanent team captain in 2005…Was a second team All-State selection as a senior…Named to the Montgomery Advertiser All-City and All-Region 4 6A Team…Played in the NorthSouth All-Star Game, working as a lineman for the South squad…Participated in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game...Also a two-year letterman in track, working as a shot putter…Qualified for the Region 4 6A championship in 2005…Standout in the weight room who turned in marks of 340 pounds in the bench press, 520 pounds on squats and had a power clean lift of 250 pounds…Has run a 5.2 40yard dash...Was a member of the National Honor Society and the Mu Alpha Theta mathematics honor society. PERSONAL Dominik DeShun Riley is the son of Franetta Riley...Born April 1, 1988, in Montgomery, Ala.

2006 Was poised to help lead a young receiving corps in 2006 before an injury took him off the field just as the season opened...Caught passes of eight yards and five yards in the Tigers’ first offensive series of the second quarter against Ole Miss...Had a two-yard run in the last play of the first half...Rushed for six yards on Memphis’ first play of the third quarter...Left the game after that gain and did not return to the field...Tore ligaments in his knee and had surgery on September 20 to repair the damage...Was not able to practice with the team in the spring while continuing rehabilitation. 2005 Solid contributor for the receiving corps who played in eight of the 12 games in 2005...Started in five contests, but was sidelined twice for injuries...Missed the UCF game with a hamstring injury...Severely burned his left hand in a cooking accident just two days before the Southern Miss game...Required a skin graft and spent the remainder of the season rehabilitating his hand...Started in the 2005 season opener against Ole Miss...Caught his first career pass on a 34-yard toss from Will Hudgens...Had one reception for seven yards in the win over Chattanooga... Recorded his only rush of his career against Tulsa for a six-yard gain...Logged three-straight games with two receptions against Houston, East Carolina and UAB...Had a season-high 48 yards on his two catches against ECU,

JEREMY ROCKETTE which also included a long reception of 38 yards...Finished the season with eight receptions for 131 yards. 2004 Redshirted the 2004 season with the depth of the receiving corps. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Listed on the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 200405...Named to UM Dean’s List and Tiger 3.0 Club for 2007 spring semester. PREP 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...Caught a 40-yard touchdown pass in the final four seconds of the Collierville game to give Bolton a 28-25 victory in the opening round of the state 5-A playoffs...Also worked as the back-up punt returner and had three returns for 103 yards, including an 86-yard return for a touchdown...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...Named to the All-Region 7-5A-team in 2002 after helping BHS to an 8-3 record...Was ranked second in the region in receiving with 19 catches for 372 yards and six touchdowns. PERSONAL Carlton Marquel Robinzine is the son of Dimarche Robinzine...Born January 14, 1986, in Clarksdale, Miss.

CARLTON ROBINZINE

2006 Suffered a foot fracture in July and had to have surgery to repair the damage...Missed fall camp as well as the first seven games of the season...Saw his first action against Marshall and helped add depth at linebacker...Played the final five games and tallied a season-high three tackles against Southern Miss...Registered one stop versus UCF and two against both Houston and UTEP...Was credited with a pass breakup in the win over the Miners...Also served as a member of the Tiger special teams unit. 2005 Redshirted during the 2005 season. PREP Played for Coach Jamie Mitchell at Olive Branch High…Totaled 76 tackles and 12.5 sacks in 2004…Also recorded three fumble recoveries and a safety as a senior…Listed at number 69 on the Insider.com Top 100 Players in the South ranking…Was a first-team Associated Press AllState selection…Honored as an all-region pick…Listed by the Memphis Commercial Appeal as one of ShelbyMetro’s Top 12 Most Wanted Players…Also named to the Commercial Appeal’s Dandy Dozen and “Best of the Preps” listing…Helped 2004 squad to a 10-2 finish and an appearance in the state playoffs…Squad finished second in Region 1-5A behind eventual state champion South Panola…Was named first team all-region as a junior after totaling 44 tackles and eight sacks.


PERSONAL Jeremy Jernell Rockette is the son of Michelle Rockette Pegues...Born February 17, 1986, in Water Valley, Miss. ROCKETTE’S STATISTICS TACKLES G/S UT AT TOT. PBU FF INT LOSS SACK 2006 5/0 5 3 8 1 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 ROCKETTE’S CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles/Game: ................ 3 vs Southern Miss (‘06) Most Solo Tackles/Game: ........ 3 vs Southern Miss (‘06) Most Assisted Tackles/Game:................2 vs UTEP (‘06)

2004 Redshirted the 2004 season to gain increased knowledge of the offense...Had a productive spring 2005 workout behind senior tight end John Doucette.

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 reception 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 All-State team...Selected to play in the AXA Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game in 2003...Picked to play in the East-West Shrine All-Star Classic...Was ranked ninth in Shelby-Metro in receiving yards per game in 2002...Had 31 pass receptions for 677 yards and six touchdowns in 2002...Holds the CBHS school record with the 91-yard touchdown reception he recorded against Melrose High...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...Was named to the All-Shelby Metro Team (2nd) in 2002...Named to the AllMIAA Team in 2002 (Private School Division)...Was named second team All-Tennessee in 2002...Selected to the 2002 Tennessee Sports Writers Division 2 All-State team...Had 46 receptions for 948 yards in his final two seasons at CBHS...Also lettered one season in baseball. PERSONAL Brett William Russell is the son of Ronnie and Susan Russell...Born March 21, 1986, in Memphis, Tenn....His father, Ronnie, played baseball at Ole Miss (1976-79) and for the New York Yankees (1980-81)...His uncle, Stump Russell, was an all-SEC linebacker at Ole Miss (1972-74)... His uncle, Coot Russell, was a starting center at Ole Miss (1978-80)...His grandfather, Billy T. Russell, was a running back at then-Memphis State (1953-54)...Is named after Major League Baseball player Brett Butler.

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for 2007 spring semester.

RUSSELL’S STATISTICS NO YDS RECEIVING G/S 2005 12/5 2 26 2006 12/6 9 130 Total 24/11 11 156

PREP A three-year letterman at Christian Brothers High for Coach Kevin Locastro...Was the most active pass-catching tight end in the Shelby-Metro area from 2001-03...Rated the No. 2 tight end in Tennessee by Rivals.com...Had 12 receptions

RUSSELL’S CAREER HIGHS Most Pass Receptions/Game: .......................... 2 vs Tennessee, Tulsa & Marshall (‘06) Most Yards Receiving/Game: ..........83 vs Marshall (‘06) Longest Pass Reception/Game: ......45 vs Marshall (‘06)

AVG 13.0 14.4 14.2

TDS 1 1 2

LG 26 45 45

2005 Young receiver who was redshirted during the 2005 season...Has potential to be a dangerous target for the Tigers because of his height and ability to go up for pass over shorter defensive backs...Was recognized in the Blue-Gray Game in the spring as the recipient of the 2005 Ralph Hatley Scholar-Athlete Award, which is presented to the incoming freshman who plans a career in health, physical education or recreation...Missed the spring scrimmage because of a fracture in his left wrist...Underwent surgery on April 19. PREP Averaged 22.3 yards a reception as a senior at Haywood High, where he played for former U of M graduate assistant coach Bart Stowe…A two-year starter who totaled 26 catches for 580 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2004…Helped squad to a 9-3 record and a second-round appearance in the state playoffs…Team won the regional championship in football and basketball in 2004…Best game was against Jackson Central-Merry when he totaled four catches for 77 yards and three touchdowns…Named first-team allregion and second-team All-West Tennessee as a wide receiver…Also selected as an honorable mention pick on the Associated Press All-State team…Was selected to play in the Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star Football Game…Selected the Male Athlete of the Year by the Jackson Sun... Totaled 39 catches for 821 yards and 18 touchdowns in his final two years at HHS…Was a four-sport athlete who also lettered in basketball, baseball and track. PERSONAL Carlos Patrick Singleton is the son of Vernetta Singleton and the late Carl Jackson...Born February 15, 1987, in

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2005 Young tight end who spent his true freshman season learning the offense...Gained valuable experience behind veteran tight end John Doucette and played in all 12 games in 2005...Started five games when Memphis was in a two tight end set...Had his first career pass reception, which was also his first touchdown grab, against Chattanooga... Also caught a pass against East Carolina...Also played on special teams and was a key component in blocking for All-American DeAngelo Williams...Logged extended playing time against UCF because of an injury to Doucette... Suffered a mild ankle sprain against Houston, but did not miss any games...Was a key blocker for punter Michael Gibson who ranked 11th nationally in punting in 2005...Had a touchdown-saving tackle in punt coverage against Tennessee...Received one of the Chris Faros Most Improved Player Awards at the 2006 Blue-Gray Game.

BRETT RUSSELL

PLAYERS

2006 Steady contributor for the Tigers who has continued to improve and is a viable target for UM quarterbacks... Started in six of the Tigers’ 12 games in 2006...Registered his first catch of the season against Chattanooga...Caught a 10-yard pass from Martin Hankins in the closing seconds of the third quarter against the Mocs...Did not post a catch against East Carolina, but was credited with a seven-yard kick return...Recorded his first career multi-catch game against Tennessee...Caught a 19-yard pass in the second quarter on 2nd-and-6 versus the Vols...Later snagged an eight-yard catch from Hankins in the third quarter...Posted back-to-back multiple reception games against Tulsa and Marshall...Credited with two receptions for 10 yards versus the Golden Hurricane...Returned one game later to log a career-high 83 yards on two catches versus the Thundering Herd...Hauled in a 38-yard pass from Hankins on 3rd-and-6 from the Marshall 41-yard line to extend Memphis’ drive with the ball on the 3-yard line...Tigers scored three plays later...Registered a career-high 45-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter, scoring on his 10th career catch...Closed out his sophomore campaign with a five-yard catch against UTEP...Ended the year with nine receptions for 130 yards and one touchdown.

2006 An up-and-coming receiver who is showing great potential of becoming a go-to player for the Tigers...Played in 11 games as a redshirt freshman in 2006...Caught a pass in all but the Tennessee contest...Opened the season with two receptions for 14 yards and a touchdown against Ole Miss...Registered the game’s first scoring play with an eight-yard catch off a pass thrown by receiver Dave Thomas...Later caught a six-yard toss from Will Hudgens in the third quarter...Set a season-high with his only catch of 37 yards against Chattanooga...Was held without a catch by Tennessee, but answered with receptions in the last eight consecutive games...Tallied three receptions for 36 yards and a score against UAB...Caught a crucial 25-yard pass from Martin Hankins on 3rd-and-7 in Memphis’ first offensive series of the second quarter...Scored his second career touchdown in the third quarter off a six-yard pass from Hankins that gave Memphis the narrow 26-21 advantage over the Blazers...Finished the game with a five-yard reception in the fourth quarter...Logged one reception for nine yards versus Arkansas State...Upped his game highs with five receptions for 44 yards and a score against Tulsa... All five of his catches were in the second half...Logged a nine-yard catch in the third quarter...Was a key target in the fourth quarter, hauling in three receptions on Memphis’ first series which also included a 13-yard touchdown grab...Had a breakout game versus Marshall with six receptions for 70 yards...Closed out the season with single catches in each of the last four straight games...Matched his season high with a 37-yard catch against Houston...Ranked fourth on the squad in receiving yards for the season with 300...Tied for second on the team with three touchdown catches...Earned co-MVP honors in the 2007 Blue-Gray Game after hauling in eight passes for 83 yards and two touchdowns.


part in Memphis allowing just 14 sacks in 2006, which led Conference USA. 2005 A consistent player for the offensive line who started all nine games he played in 2005...Suffered a knee injury just days prior to the Southern Miss game and was sidelined for the remaining three games of the season...Did not require surgery, but had to miss spring workouts while continuing rehabilitation...Opened the 2005 season as the starting right guard and played all 67 offensive snaps against Ole Miss...Worked half of the offensive plays in the 59-14 win over Chattanooga...Did not come out of the game against Tulsa, UCF, UAB and Tennessee...Logged a season-high 72 plays against Tulsa...Was part of an offensive line that allowed just nine sacks in 2005, which led Conference USA...Also helped the offense rank fifth nationally in rushing offense and helped pave the way for All-American tailback DeAngelo Williams to lead the nation in rushing average...Finished the 2005 season playing 488 of the team’s 836 offensive snaps.

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CARLOS SINGLETON Brownsville, Tenn....His uncle, Derrick Singleton, played college football at Tulane…His brother, Michael, played football at Ft. Scott Community College. SINGLETON’S STATISTICS RECEIVING G/S NO YDS 2006 11/0 22 300

AVG 13.6

TDS 3

LG 37

SINGLETON’S CAREER HIGHS Most Pass Receptions/Game: ...........6 vs Marshall (‘06) Most Yards Receiving/Game: ..........70 vs Marshall (‘06) Longest Pass Reception/Game: ................................37 vs Chattanooga & Houston (‘06)

GAME-BY-GAME REVIEW RECEIVING 9/3/06 9/9/06 9/30/06 10/7/06 10/14/06 10/21/06 10/28/06 11/5/06 11/11/06 11/18/06 11/25/06

OPPONENT Ole Miss Chattanooga Tennessee UAB Arkansas State Tulsa Marshall Southern Miss UCF Houston UTEP

NO 2 1 0 3 1 5 6 1 1 1 1

YDS 14 37 0 36 9 44 70 29 6 37 18

AVG 7.0 37.0 0.0 12.0 9.0 8.8 11.7 29.0 6.0 37.0 18.0

TDS LG 1 8 0 37 0 0 1 25 0 9 1 13 0 31 0 29 0 6 0 37 0 18

2004 Appeared in eight games for the Tigers as an offensive guard and worked in all 12 games as a special teams member...Worked with the Tiger PAT and field goal units... Saw his first playing time as a Tiger in Memphis’ win over Ole Miss...Played 15 offensive snaps against the Rebels... Had 13 plays in the Tiger win over Chattanooga...Worked as an offensive guard during the fourth quarter of the victory...Played 23 plays in the Houston game and 13 snaps in the Memphis victory over Tulane...Worked 18 plays at East Carolina and finished the season with a career-high 30 plays in the USF game...Helped Memphis to a win over East Carolina with blocking for Stephen Gostkowski’s last-second field goal...Worked at offensive guard in the Memphis victory over USF in Tampa...Logged 22 plays in the GMAC Bowl against Bowling Green State...Finished the 2004 season playing 140 of the team’s 906 offensive plays...Part of an offensive unit that was second in Conference USA in scoring...Memphis was also third in passing, second in rushing and second in total offense in C-USA... Member of a Tiger O-Line that allowed just five sacks in 2004, which led the league...Tiger offense was also ninth nationally in total offense.

2006 A key contributor on the Tiger offensive line who started 11 of the 12 games at right guard...Only non-start was against Houston in order to allow for a senior Tiger to start on Senior Day...Opened the season with 68 offensive plays against Ole Miss...Played 52 of 64 offensive snaps against Chattanooga...Logged every offensive play in the next eight consecutive games, including a season-high 79 versus Marshall...Ended his junior season having participated in 745 of the team’s 766 offensive plays...Played a

PREP Lettered as both an offensive and defensive lineman at Starr’s Mill High for Coach Mike Earwood...Selected to the GACA Coaches’ Choice first team all-state squad as a senior...Named first team all-county by the Fayette Daily News and Today in Peachtree City as a defensive lineman...Had a season-high 18 tackles in a single game as a senior...Listed by BorderWars.com as one of the top offensive tackles in Georgia in 2002...Also lettered in wrestling and track and field...Helped his wrestling squad to a state championship in 2000 and 2001. NOTABLE Was recognized by the Atlanta Council Boys Scouts of America as the male recipient of the 2007 Peach of An Athlete Role Model award...Graduated in December 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in geography...Will be working towards his master’s degree in the same discipline while completing his final year of eligiblity...Was selected as the 2007 president of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. PERSONAL Andrew Joseph Smith is the son of Sally Smith and the late Thomas Smith...Born October 9, 1984, in East Point, Ga. SMITH’S STATISTICS OFFENSIVE LINE GAMES/STARTS 2004 8/0 2005 9/9 2006 12/11 Totals 29/20

SNAPS/TOTAL SNAPS 140/906 488/836 745/766 1373/2508

2003 One of the Tigers’ young offensive line prospects who was redshirted in 2003...Received the 2003 Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year Award. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for six semesters...Listed on the

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2007 PRESEASON HIGHLIGHTS Listed on Preseason All-C-USA team by The Sporting News...Picked as a third-team All-C-USA honoree by Athlon Sports this summer.

C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06...Selected to UM Dean’s List for 2006 fall semester.

2006 A linebacker who had made the transition to cat safety and started the first three games of the season in the secondary...Opened the season with five tackles against Ole Miss...Returned the next game to log six stops and a pass breakup versus Chattanooga...Registered a careerhigh 10 tackles, including seven solo stops, against East Carolina...Came in as a reserve against Tennessee and UAB...Re-entered the starting lineup in the Arkansas State meeting...Started that contest at strong safety...Made three tackles before suffering a devastating football career-ending injury versus the Indians...Fractured his C5 vertebrae and required a two-level surgical fusion that was performed on October 17...Was back on the sidelines supporting the Tigers four days after surgery...Continued to attend practices throughout the fall and spring...Is continuing his rehabilitation to gain additional mobility in his neck. 2005 Consistent contributor for the defense who started nine of the 10 games he played in 2005...Missed the UCF and Houston meetings with a hamstring injury...Opened the season as the starting right cat safety against Ole Miss... Logged five solo tackles and one quarterback sack against the Rebels...Also grabbed his first career pass interception and returned it seven yards...Had two tackles against Chattanooga and six versus Tulsa...Recorded one tackle and his second interception of the season against UTEP... Missed a majority of the second half after pulling his hamstring...Held out of practices and the next two games of the season while recovering from injury...Returned to action


PERSONAL Rod Smith is the son of Eldridge Williams and the nephew of Jackie Williamson...Born May 11, 1985, in Jackson, Tenn. SMITH’S STATISTICS TACKLES G/S UT AT TOT. PBU INT TFL SACK 2004 12/0 10 5 15 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2005 10/9 33 17 50 2 2-10 3.5-10 1-7 2006 6/4 13 11 24 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 Total 28/13 56 33 89 3 2-10 3.5-10 1-7 SMITH’S CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles/Game: ................10 vs East Carolina (‘06) Most Solo Tackles/Game: ..........7 vs East Carolina (‘06) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: ..................................... 4 vs Tennessee (‘05), UTC (‘06)

ROD SMITH

2005 Walk-on candidate who did not participate in any games in 2005...Worked out in the spring with the defensive line. 2004 Redshirted in 2004 and was a member of the defensive scout team. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Listed on the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2004-05. PREP Lettered as a tight end, receiver and defensive end at McNairy Central High School for Coach Tommy Browder... Helped his team to a 10-0 record and a region championship in 2001...Named to the all-region first team in 2002 and 2003...Also lettered in baseball and basketball.

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for two semesters...Honored to UM Dean’s List for spring 2006 semester. PREP Coached by Johnny Gilbert at McNair High…Totaled eight interceptions as a senior, and led the county in tackles…Helped his team to a 10-1 record in 2004…Was an honorable mention Class 3-A selection by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution…Named all-state and first team allcounty in 2004…Also selected to the all-city and all-area teams as a senior…Saw action as a defensive back, a kick returner and a wide receiver…Recorded 18 catches for 392 yards and five touchdowns as a senior…On defense, totaled 47 solo tackles, 16 assisted tackles and four interceptions in 2004…Also tallied two fumble recoveries and 15 pass breakups…Returned five kicks for 165 yards last season…Selected to play in the Georgia All-Star Game… Totaled 26 receptions for 768 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior…Finished his prep career with 66 receptions for 1,740 yards and 20 touchdowns…Received the StudentAthlete Award...Was an honor roll student…Listed as one of the top 10 defensive backs in Georgia…Also listed as one of the top 20 recruits in DeKalb County. PERSONAL Alton Starr Jr., is the son of Alton and Annette Starr...Born December 8, 1986, in Decatur, Ga. STARR’S STATISTICS TACKLES G/S UT AT 2006 12/2 7 9

PERSONAL Michael Anthony Stackens is the son of Vanessa Campbell and Michael Stackens...Born December 4, 1985, in Selmer, Tenn.

2006 Made the transition from receiver to defensive back during the early stages of fall camp...Move proved beneficial as he played in all 12 games in 2006...Saw action in the secondary and as a member of the Tiger special teams unit...Was in on one tackle against Chattanooga in the first quarter...Registered a solo tackle on Memphis’ opening kickoff against East Carolina...Credited with three solo tackles on defense and one assisted stop on a Tiger kickoff versus Arkansas State...Logged his first career start in the

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STARR’S CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles/Game: ................ 7 vs Southern Miss (‘06) Most Solo Tackles/Game: .....................3 vs Arkansas State & Southern Miss (‘06) Most Assisted Tackles/Game:.. 4 vs Southern Miss (‘06)

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for fall 2005 semester. PREP Was a four-year letterman at Milan High School, suiting up as a safety and as a running back...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...Rushed for 1,921 yards on 220 carries and scored 35 touchdowns in 2003...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...Credited with 168 solo tackles, 14 pass interceptions and seven blocked punts over his four year career as a defensive back...Selected to the All-Tennessee 2-A Team in 2002...Lettered in basketball as the center for the Milan squad, and also was an outfielder for the Bulldog baseball team.

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2004 Was one of five true freshmen to see significant action for the Tigers in 2004...Played in all 12 games, logging time in the defensive secondary as well as on special teams...Was one of just two true freshmen to play in the season opener against Ole Miss...Had one tackle in the Memphis victory over the Rebels...Worked as a member of the Tiger special teams unit and as a defensive back in the Memphis win over Chattanooga, registering a career-high five tackles... Logged three solo stops against the Mocs...Saved two kickoff returns that would have likely been returned for touchdowns had he not caught up with the opposition... Credited with one tackle in the Tigers’ win over Arkansas State...Worked as a member of the special teams against UAB...Worked at free safety in the win over Tulane...Had two tackles against the Green Wave...Saw extended duty in the Cincinnati game when Wesley Smith was injured... Logged four tackles, including three solo stops, against the Bearcats...Tallied one tackle in the Louisville game... Worked on special teams in the win over Southern Miss... Played with the Memphis coverage teams in the win over USF...Also saw action in the GMAC Bowl against Bowling Green State...Completed his first season as a Tiger with 15 total tackles...Received one of the Chris Faros Most Improved Awards in spring 2005.

2006 A steady player who worked with the defensive scout team in 2006.

2005 Redshirted as a receiver in 2005.

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against East Carolina and was the Tigers’ second-leading tackler with five tackles, all of which were solo stops...Was second on the team in tackles with a career-best nine stops against UAB...Logged six tackles against Tennessee and four versus Southern Miss...Finished the regular season with five tackles against Marshall...Aggressive play in the Motor City Bowl led to seven tackles, a pass breakup and a tackle for lost yardage...Finished the 2005 season with 33 solo tackles and 17 assisted tackles to rank fifth on the squad...Was presented one of the True Tiger Awards at the 2006 Blue-Gray Game in the spring.

Tulsa meeting, lining up at strong safety...Did not have a tackle in that contest...Posted two tackles and a pass breakup versus Marshall...Entered the starting lineup at free safety in the Southern Miss meeting...Responded with seven tackles and a pass breakup against the Golden Eagles...Credited with a single tackle in the Tigers’ last home contest with Houston...Finished the season with 16 tackles and two pass breakups.


PREP A three-year starter for Coach David Coates at Northwest Rankin High School...Averaged 40.9 yards on 43 punts as a senior...Earned three letters in both football and soccer at Northwest Rankin...Helped his squad to a District 3-5A championship in 2004 and 2005...Named first-team all-state after leading team to an 11-2 record...Had an outstanding showing in 2004 against Picayune High, averaging 48.6 yards on six punts...Excelled in the classroom with a 4.0 grade point average...Was a member of the Beta Club and the Mu Alpha Theta honors society.

One of several players who signed with the Tigers in December and enrolled at the U of M for the spring semester…Worked out with the team in the spring…Is expected to add depth to the offensive line in 2007...Was listed as the No. 2 right tackle behind Brandon Pearce following spring workouts.

PERSONAL Brent Sutherland is the son of Bruce and Ann Sutherland... Born November 26, 1986, in Jackson, Miss.

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ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for 2007 spring semester. JUNIOR COLLEGE Played two seasons on the offensive line at Itawamba Community College...Started as a freshman at ICC...Was selected to the NJCAA Preseason Honorable Mention AllAmerica list heading into his sophomore season...Helped the ICC offense rank fifth in the MACJC in total offense with 315 yards per game in 2006...Was a first-team pick on the MACJC North All-State team as a sophomore after leading his squad to a 7-2 record. PREP A three-year starter at North Pontotoc High School...Played on both the offensive and defensive lines for Coach Pat Davis...Helped lead his team to the state playoffs his junior and senior seasons...Did not allow a single sack during high school career...Received All-State honors as a senior...Selected to Tupelo Daily Journal All-Area Team... Earned three letters each in track and powerlifting...NPHS powerlifting squad earned division championships in 2003, 2004 and 2005...Set a state record in powerlifting with a bench press of 350 pounds. PERSONAL Cody Ray Stubblefield is the son of Charlie and Lecia Stubblefield...Born January 8, 1987 in Tupelo, Miss.

2006 Linebacker who redshirted during the 2006 season... Worked with the defensive scout team last year. PREP Played for coach Tim Haney at Houston High School and lettered three years as a linebacker, fullback and offensive guard...A first-team Region 8 selection his junior and senior years...A first-team Shelby-Suburban All-Metro his senior year...The Region 8 co-Defensive Player of the Year as a senior...Selected to play in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game and the Kentucky-Tennessee High School All-Star Game...Received the Stewart Schay Award for outstanding performance his junior and senior seasons...Elected as a team captain his senior year...A three-year letterwinner...Set his high school record for most tackles with a 6.4 average per game...Credited with 10 tackles in games against Wooddale and White Station... Led his team to a 10-3 record and a quarter-final playoff game his junior year. PERSONAL David Scott Sutton is the son of Michael and Cheryl Sutton...Born on September 8, 1987 in Fort Worth, Texas...A member of his high school engineering team...Recipient of the Titan “Join the Team” Scholarship.

the Blazers...Recorded three tackles against both Arkansas State and Tulsa...Also forced fumbles in both of those contests...All three assisted tackles against ASU were on sacks of quarterback Corey Leonard...Was credited with one and a half TFL for minus 10 yards for his defensive effort against the Indians...Entered the starting lineup against Marshall and did not relinquish the role the remainder of the season...Totaled two tackles, both of which were solo stops, versus Marshall...Credited with a sack of Herd QB Jimmy Skinner for a loss of three yards in the second quarter...Set a season high with nine tackles in the Southern Miss meeting...Had two stops versus UCF and seven against Houston...Was a key defensive force versus the Cougars...Was in on a sack of Houston’s Kevin Kolb for a loss of eight yards at the end of the second quarter... Credited with a solo sack of minus four yards on the very next play that brought up 3rd-and-32 for the Cougars... Logged another solo sack of Kolb for a six-yard setback near the end of the third quarter...Finished the game with two and a half sacks for minus 14 yards...Registered four tackles, one for minus three yards, a quarterback hurry and a pass breakup in the victory over UTEP in the season finale...Ended the season ranked eighth on the Tiger defense in tackles with 43...Led the team in sacks with five and was tied for the lead in TFL with seven...Ranked ninth in Conference USA in sacks and was the only freshman listed in the league’s top 10 in that category...Was selected to the C-USA Coaches and Media All-Freshman Teams... Shared Defensive Player of the Year honors with senior Brandon McDonald at the postseason banquet...Earned co-MVP honors for the 2007 Blue-Gray Game after totaling eight tackles, two sacks and a pass breakup. 2005 Redshirted during the 2005 season. PREP Played for Coach Ronald Cheatham at Wenonah High… Was a three-year starter and letterman at WHS…Helped his team to the Alabama state playoffs in 2004…Was credited with 80 solo tackles, 35 assisted tackles, 18 quarterback sacks and 14 tackles for lost yardage as a senior…Named the 2004 Birmingham Defensive Player of the Year…Was a first-team all-metro defensive selection…Named Wenonah High Defensive Player of the Year after serving as defensive captain during his senior season…Received honorable mention all-state honors in Alabama…A versatile athlete who also lettered in soccer and track…Ran the 400-meters and was a member of the 400-meter relay team at WHS. PERSONAL Greg Terrell is the son of Lisa Terrell...Born March 20, 1987, in Bolton, Ala..

GREG TERRELL

Signed with the Tigers in December and was able to work out with the squad in the spring...Has large shoes to fill as a replacement for Michael Gibson who was a candidate for the Ray Guy Award last season as a senior. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club and UM Dean’s List for spring 2007 semester.

2007 PRESEASON HIGHLIGHTS Picked as a second-team All-C-USA honoree by Athlon Sports this summer.

JUNIOR COLLEGE Punted two seasons at Hinds Community College...Started as a freshman and averaged 42 yards per punt and pinned his opponent inside their 20-yard line 16 times...Was a third-team selection on the 2006 JC Grid-Wire All-America Team and was an NJCAA preseason Honorable Mention All-America pick, heading into the 2006 season...Totaled 1,650 yards on 45 punts with a long of 52 yards and ranked fifth in the MACJC Region 23 as a sophomore.

2006 Defensive threat who has continued to show improvement as a member of the Tiger defensive line...Did not play in the season opener against Ole Miss...Entered the lineup in a reserve role against Chattanooga and responded with four tackles...Entered the starting lineup in the new defensive configuration versus Tennessee...Credited with six tackles against the Vols...Started the following game against UAB...Logged three tackles a pass breakup versus


TERRELL’S STATISTICS TACKLES G/S UT AT TOT. PBU FF 2006 11/7 13 30 43 2 2

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TERRELL’S CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles/Game: ................ 9 vs Southern Miss (‘06) Most Solo Tackles/Game: ..................3 vs Houston (‘06) Most Assisted Tackles/Game:.. 7 vs Southern Miss (‘06) Most Sacks/Game: .........................2.5 vs Houston (‘06)

GAME-BY-GAME REVIEW DEFENSE 9/9/06 9/16/06 9/30/06 10/7/06 10/14/06 10/21/06 10/28/06 11/5/06 11/11/06 11/18/06 11/25/06

OPPONENT Chattanooga East Carolina Tennessee UAB Arkansas St. Tulsa Marshall Southern Miss UCF Houston UTEP

UT AT TT TFLS QB FF PB INT 1 3 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 6 6 .5-1 0-0 0 0 0-0 1 2 3 .5-0 0-0 0 1 0-0 0 3 3 1.5-10 1.5-10 1 0 0-0 1 2 3 0-0 0-0 1 0 0-0 2 0 2 1-3 1-3 0 0 0-0 2 7 9 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 3 4 7 2.5-14 2.5-14 0 0 0-0 2 2 4 1-3 0-0 0 1 0-0

DAVE THOMAS for touchdowns…Was an Associated Press first-team All-State selection…Helped his squad to two state championships and an appearance in the finals all four years of his prep career…Also led his team to a No. 16 ranking nationally…Was honored as the 2004 Tennessee Mr. Football Class 5A Back of the Year…Tore an ACL in the final minutes of the state title game against Franklin…Had surgery following that season.

as a quarterback…Honored as the Tennessee Division 2 AA Player of the Year…Selected as the Most Valuable Player in the state championship in Nashville after team defeated ECS for the title…Named WHBQ-AM 560 Player of the Week following the playoff game in which he was 13-of-17 for 233 yards and two touchdowns…Also rushed for 110 yards and two scores in that game…Selected to the All-Shelby-Metro team…Listed as a “Best of the Preps” by the Memphis Commercial Appeal…Lettered three years in football and was on two state championship teams while at Briarcrest…Set school records for most touchdown passes in a season, most passes in a season and most completed passes in a season…Also lettered in track, competing in the 100-meter dash and on the 400-meter relay team…Lettered in basketball for two years…Posted a 3.75 grade-point average and was a member of the National Honor Society. PERSONAL Brett Toney is the son of Gary and Nancy Toney...Born November 20, 1986, in Memphis, Tenn.

THOMAS’ CAREER STATISTICS NO YDS AVG RECEIVING G/S 2006 6/3 8 116 14.5

2005 Originally signed with the Tigers in February 2005, but used the summer and fall to continue rehabilitating his knee... Enrolled in classes at the U of M in January and joined the squad on the field in the spring. PREP Played for Coach Gary Rankin at Riverdale High…As a quarterback, led RHS to a 15-0 record and the Class 5-A state title in 2004…Was 49-of-94 for 1,126 yards and 15 touchdowns as the signal-caller in 2004…Also rushed for 1,024 yards and 14 touchdowns…Averaged 11 yards per carry…Versatile athlete who also returned 18 punts and averaged 13 yards per return…Returned two punts

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THOMAS’ CAREER HIGHS Most Pass Receptions/Game: .......... 3 vs Ole Miss (‘06) Most Yards Receiving/Game: .....61 vs Arkansas State (‘06) Longest Pass Reception/Game: ....35 vs Arkansas State (‘06)

2006 Did not participate in any games in 2006...Had been a leader for the offensive scout team the last two seasons... Completed four passes for 42 yards and a touchdown in the 2007 Blue-Gray Game...Tossed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Carlos Singleton during the scrimmage.

2006 Redshirted during the 2006 season...Worked with the offensive scout team to gain experience last season. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for 2007 spring semester. PREP Played for Coach Joe Hamstra at Briarcrest Christian…Saw action mostly on defense, and played two games at offensive tackle as a senior…Selected to play in the TACA All-Star Football Game in June 2006...Lettered all four seasons and started three years at Briarcrest…Served as a team captain in 2005…Logged 24 tackles in 2005…Recovered fumbles against Melrose HS and Carver HS…Also totaled a sack last season…Named All-State as an offensive lineman his junior year…Helped Briarcrest win the state championship his freshman and junior years, and played in the state title game as a sophomore…Also lettered in baseball and threw the shot put and discus his junior year... Was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Young Republicans. PERSONAL William S. Truitt is the son of Larry and Laura Truitt...Born March 11, 1988, in Memphis, Tenn.

2005 Walk-on candidate at quarterback who redshirted during the 2005 season. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for four semesters...Listed on the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2005-06...Made the UM Dean’s List all four semesters...Received the C-USA Academic Medal in 2005-06...Was a member of the Tiger Academic 30, which honors the top 30 UM student-athletes, for the fall 2005 semester. PREP Played for Coach Hugh Freeze at Briarcrest Christian High School…Was 136-of-216 for 1,709 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior…Also rushed for 625 yards and eight touchdowns…Racked up over 2,300 all-purpose yards in 2004…Helped lead his squad to an 11-2 finish and a state championship as a senior…Was named first-team all-state

2006 One of five true freshmen to see significant action for the Tigers in 2006...Played his first collegiate game against Chattanooga on the Tiger defensive line...Made one tackle in that meeting...Credited with three tackles against Tennessee...Recovered a fumble that was forced on a sack of Arkansas State quarterback Corey Leonard by Greg

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2006 Was expected to add depth to the receiving corps in 2006, but was sidelined at midseason with persistent knee problems...Was one of just five true freshmen to play for the Tigers in 2006...Opened the season with three receptions for 37 yards against Ole Miss...His first offensive touch in the Ole Miss meeting was actually an eight-yard touchdown pass thrown to Carlos Singleton... Took the handoff from QB Martin Hankins and reached Singleton on 3rd-and-3 from the Rebels’ eight-yard line on Memphis’ first offensive series...Caught a seven-yard pass from Hankins for a key first down in the second quarter...Ultimately kept the drive alive that resulted in a Tiger touchdown two plays later...Caught a three-yard pass in the fourth quarter before logging a 27-yard reception on Memphis’ next drive...Made his first career start in the Chattanooga contest, but did not have a catch in that game...Also started against East Carolina, and posted two receptions for 10 yards...Attempted a two-point conversion pass against UAB...Caught an eight-yard reception in the fourth quarter against the Blazers...Logged two receptions for 61 yards versus Arkansas State...Made a 26-yard catch in Memphis’ first drive against the Indians...Set a season-high with a 35-yard reception on Memphis’ next series...Missed the final six games of the season with a knee injury...Had reconstructive surgery on October 31 and was unable to fully work out with the team in the spring... Finished the season with eight receptions for 116 yards... Seven of the eight catches were in drives that Memphis ultimately scored in (three TD, four FG).

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PERSONAL David Allen Thomas III is the son of Dave and Tammy Thomas...Born November 19, 1985, in Greenville, N.C.... His father, Dave Jr., played strong safety at East Carolina in 1984 and 1985…His grandfather, Dave, played defensive end and tight end at ECU from 1957-59…His uncle, Greg, also played football at ECU.


Terrell and Greg Jackson in the second quarter...Did not register a tackle versus ASU...Made his first collegiate start against Marshall and finished the game with three tackles... Missed both the UCF and Houston contests with a pulled hamstring...Credited with a single tackle against both Southern Miss and UTEP...Completed his true freshman season with nine tackles in nine games played.

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PREP Totaled 80 tackles as a senior at Haywood High, where he played for former U of M graduate assistant coach Bart Stowe…A three-year starter who recorded six sacks and four forced fumbles in 2004…Also had 11 quarterback hurries….Versatile player who saw action as an offensive guard, offensive tackle, defensive tackle, defensive end, linebacker and strong safety during his prep career…Helped squad to a 9-3 record and a second-round appearance in the 2004 state playoffs…Team won the regional championship in football…Lettered three years in football and two in basketball at HHS…A finalist for Mr. Football who was also tabbed as a first-team all-state and all-regional selection…Was also named first-team All-West Tennessee…Previously honored as an All-Region 7-4A first-team pick as a junior, and an honorable mention All-Region 74A pick as a sophomore…In three years, he totaled 251 tackles, six fumble recoveries, 21 quarterback hurries and 17 pass deflections…Tackle totals also included 27 tackles for a loss and 17 sacks. PERSONAL Steven Turner is the son of Steve and Thelma Turner... Born May 20, 1986, in Jackson, Tenn. TURNER’S CAREER STATISTICS TACKLES G/S UT AT TOT. PBU FR 2006 9/1 1 8 9 0 1

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TURNER’S CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles/Game: ....3 vs Tennessee & Marshall (‘06) Most Solo Tackles/Game: ..............1 vs Tennessee (‘06) Most Assisted Tackles/Game:............3 vs Marshall (‘06)

ing seven solo stops as a senior…Led Briarcrest with four interceptions in 2005…Also logged four pass breakups last season...Lettered all four seasons at Briarcrest and served as a team captain in 2005…Saw most action on defense at free safety and corner…Helped Briarcrest win the state championship his freshman and junior year, and played in the state title game as a sophomore…Also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. PERSONAL Turner West is the son of Tommy and Lindsay West...Born December 19, 1987, in Greenville, S.C.

JOSH WEAVER yardage, three quarterback sacks and four pass breakups during his senior season…Named to the Marietta Daily Journal 2005 All-County football team as a defensive lineman…Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution 2005 All-County second team defensive unit…Honored to the Cobb County Touchdown Club All-Defensive unit for 2005, as well as the Comcast SportsSouth Defensive All-2005 unit and the All-Chevy Team…Elected as a permanent team captain for 2005, and received the Ben T. Wilkins Award…Helped lead his team to the Class 5-AAAA Region championship and a 10-2 record in 2005…Team advanced to the second round of the Class 5-AAAA state playoffs... Lettered for two years in baseball at MHS…Also a twoyear letterman in track and field and earned bronze and silver medals in the triple jump in 2004...A year later in 2005, won state and earned the gold medal in the triple jump…Honor student who carried a GPA above 3.0… Impressive worker in the weight room who has recorded lifts of 275 in the bench press, 435 in the squat and 300 in the power clean, while boasting a 40-yard dash time of 4.5…Played on the same team in high school as Tiger linebacker Greg Jackson. PERSONAL Joshua Orlando Weaver is the son of Frederick and Sharon Weaver...Born June 7, 1988, in Marietta, Ga.... Enjoys writing poetry. WEAVER’S CAREER STATISTICS TACKLES G/S UT AT TOT. PBU FF 2006 12/1 9 5 14 1 1

2006 Was a key contributor on defense as a freshman...One of just two true freshmen to play in all 12 contests in 2006... Saw early action on special teams...Registered his first tackle on a Tiger kickoff against Chattanooga...Entered the defensive lineup against Tennessee...Tallied three tackles, two of which were solo stops, versus the Vols...Forced UT’s Ja’Kouri Williams to fumble the ball in the fourth quarter, resulting in a Memphis recovery...Recorded one solo tackle and a pass breakup against UAB...Logged three solo stops against Tulsa...Registered a tackle against both Southern Miss and UCF...Registered a game-high four tackles in the overtime meeting with Houston...Made his only start of the year in the season finale victory over UTEP...Credited with a tackle in seven of the 12 games in 2006...Finished the season with 14 tackles, one forced fumble and a pass breakup...Recipient of the Ralph Hatley Award, which is presented to an incoming freshman majoring in health, physical education or recreation.

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WEAVER’S CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles/Game: ..........................4 vs Houston (‘06) Most Solo Tackles/Game: .......................3 vs Tulsa (‘06) Most Assisted Tackles/Game:............2 vs Houston (‘06)

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

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for fall 2006 semester.

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for the 2007 spring semester.

PREP Played for Coach James Richardson at Marietta HS…A three-year letterman and two-year starter at defensive end for MHS…Credited with 85 tackles, nine tackles for lost

PREP Played for Coach Joe Hamstra at Briarcrest Christian… Started at cornerback and wide receiver his senior year, and played tight end as a junior…Totaled 22 tackles, includ-

2006 A steady offensive threat who was third on the squad in receiving and second in rushing yards in 2006...Played in all 12 games as a sophomore and made nine starts on offense...Opened the season with four receptions and four rushing attempts against Ole Miss...Logged 25 receiving yards and 32 rushing yards versus the Rebels...Registered his first career touchdown catch against Chattanooga on a 14-yard pass from Martin Hankins...Recorded his first touchdown on his 24th career reception...Hauled in a 43yard pass from Hankins in the second quarter to put the Tigers across midfield...Memphis scored a field goal three plays later...Also posted rushing attempts of nine yards and four yards against the Mocs...Caught two passes for 22 yards and a touchdown against East Carolina...Scored the first touchdown of the game at ECU on a 19-yard pass from Hankins...Caught at least two passes in the next three games versus Tennessee, UAB and Arkansas State...Hauled in catches of 14 yards and 26 yards against UAB...Had long runs of 12 yards against Tennessee and 15 yards versus Arkansas State...Snapped a seven game receiving streak (dating back to 2005 Motor City Bowl) when he did not register a reception versus Tulsa... Caught just one pass for two yards against Marshall... Hauled in two or more receptions in final four games of the season...Registered two receptions for 42 yards and a touchdown against Southern Miss...Caught a 35-yard touchdown pass at the end of the second quarter against the Golden Eagles...Logged receptions of 19 yards and 16 yards versus UCF...Tallied three catches for 23 yards against Houston...Closed out the year with two receptions for 17 yards and five rushes for 29 yards in the victory over UTEP...Recorded his third career rushing touchdown on a 1-yard run in the third quarter against the Miners...Was one of five Tiger receivers to total 20 or more catches on the year...Ranked third on the team in receiving yards with 313...Tied for second in receiving touchdowns with three...Was one of just five Tiger players to score from the run in 2006...Totaled three plays of 20 or more yards as a sophomore...Was presented one of the True Tiger Awards at the 2007 Blue-Gray Game. 2005 Speedy receiver who is a running and receiving threat... Added much-needed depth when receiving corps was hit with injuries and personnel changes...Played in all 12 games for the Tigers, starting in five of the last six games of the season...Opened the season with a nine-yard reception against Ole Miss...Followed that performance with three catches for 20 yards and 12 yards rushing against Chattanooga...Caught a pass in each of the next three games before being held without a catch against Houston...Had his first career start and caught one pass for 10 yards against East Carolina...Totaled three receptions for eight yards and two rushes for eight yards against UAB...Scored his first career touchdown on a two-yard run in the first


quarter against the Blazers...Credited with one catch for four yards against Tennessee...Had a break-out game against Southern Miss with 33 yards receiving on four catches and four rushes for 43 yards...Logged a seasonlong 16-yard run against the Golden Eagles...Logged 19 yards rushing in the win over Marshall...Closed out the season with a 42-yard catch in the Motor City Bowl which set up Stephen Gostkowski’s first field goal of the game...Also rolled off 18 rushing yards and a touchdown on three carries against Akron...Scored his second career touchdown on a five-yard run in the fourth quarter against the Zips...Ended the season with 17 carries for 108 yards and 17 receptions for 131 yards...Ranked second on the squad in receptions and fourth in receiving yards...Was one of just two Tigers to log more than 100 yards rushing and 100 yards receiving in 2005...Also one of just four Tigers to log multiple rushing touchdowns in 2005. 2004 One of several young receivers to redshirt the 2004 season with the depth of the receiving corps. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for 2005 fall and spring semesters.

EARNEST WILLIAMS

G/S 12/5 12/9 24/14

NO 17 28 45

YDS 108 130 238

AVG 6.4 4.6 5.3

LG 42 43 43

contest with a shoulder injury...Played against Tennessee and Southern Miss, but missed the final two games of the season with a torn labrum in his shoulder...Ended the season with 10 tackles and one fumble recovery...Had surgery the following spring to repair the damage in his shoulder.

TDS 2 1 3

LG 16 15 16

2004 Redshirted the 2004 season with the depth of the defensive line...Presented the Ralph Hatley Award at the 2005 Blue-Gray Game.

WILLIAMS’ CAREER HIGHS Most Pass Receptions/Game: .......................4 vs Southern Miss (‘05) & Ole Miss (‘06) Most Yards Receiving/Game: ...69 vs Chattanooga (‘06) Longest Pass Reception/Game: ... 43 vs Chattanooga (‘06) Most Rushes/Game: ..............................5 vs UTEP (‘06) Most Rushing Yards/Game: ... 43 vs Southern Miss (‘05) Longest Rush/Game:............. 16 vs Southern Miss (‘05)

GAME-BY-GAME REVIEW RECEIVING 9/5/05 9/17/05 9/24/05 10/1/05 10/8/05 10/15/05 10/22/05 11/1/05 11/12/05 11/19/05 11/26/05 12/26/05 9/3/06 9/9/06 9/16/06 9/30/06 10/7/06 10/14/06 10/21/06 10/28/06 11/5/06 11/11/06 11/18/06 11/25/06

OPPONENT Ole Miss Chattanooga Tulsa UTEP UCF Houston East Carolina UAB Tennessee Southern Miss Marshall Akron Ole Miss Chattanooga East Carolina Tennessee UAB Arkansas State Tulsa Marshall Southern Miss UCF Houston UTEP

NO 1 3 1 1 1 0 1 3 1 4 0 1 4 3 2 3 2 2 0 1 2 2 3 2

YDS 9 20 3 2 0 0 10 8 4 33 0 42 25 69 22 24 40 14 0 2 42 35 23 17

AVG 9.0 6.6 3.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 10.0 2.2 4.0 8.25 0.0 42.0 6.25 23.0 11.0 8.0 20.0 7.0 0.0 2.0 21.0 17.5 3.2 8.5

TDS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

LG 9 9 3 2 0 0 10 6 4 11 0 42 9 43 19 9 26 7 0 2 35 19 10 9

2006 Returned to the field after suffering a shoulder injury that required surgery following the 2005 season...Came back earlier than expected and was able to play in the season opener against Ole Miss...Saw limited action in the first six games of the season...Was credited with his only tackle in the Arkansas State meeting...Injured his knee and was forced to miss the remainder of the 2006 season...Did not require surgery and continued his rehabilitation during spring practice. 2005 Steady defensive lineman who battled through nagging injuries throughout the season...Played in nine games last season and started contests against Tulsa and UCF as Memphis had to shuffle on the defensive front because of injuries...Opened the 2005 season with a tackle and a pass breakup against Ole Miss...Tallied one solo and one assisted tackle against Chattanooga...Had his best defensive game with two solo tackles and two assisted tackles in his first collegiate start against Tulsa...Registered his first career fumble recovery in the upset win over UTEP...Also logged two tackles in that victory...Credited with one tackle against UCF...Saw limited action against Houston and East Carolina with a hand injury...Missed the UAB

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Listed on the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2004-05. PREP A four-year letterman for Coach Kevin Locastro at Christian Brothers High...One of four CBHS players to sign with the Tigers in December, 2003...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)...Also named to the All Shelby-Metro first team and the Division 2 All-State team...Selected to play in the AXA Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game in 2003...Also picked to play in the East-West Shrine All-Star Classic... Started every game at CBHS since the eighth game of his freshman season...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...Named the Super 7 Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2003. PERSONAL Ryan Miller Williams is the son of Dennis and Leslie Williams...Born October 22, 1985, in Memphis, Tenn. WILLIAMS’ STATISTICS DEFENSE G/S UT AT TOT. PBU FR INT LOSS SACK 2005 9/2 6 4 10 1 1 0-0 .5-1 0-0 2006 6/0 1 0 1 0 0 0-0 .0-0 0-0 Total 15/2 7 4 11 1 1 0-0 .5-1 0-0

2006 Redshirted during the 2006 season...Is expected to add depth in the Tiger secondary in 2007. ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for the 2007 spring semester. PREP Played for Coach Roland Smith at Miami’s Northwestern HS…Saw action mostly as a cornerback and on special teams…Lettered three seasons in football at NHS…Led squad to a 13-2 finish and a 6A Region championship in 2005…Squad advanced to the state semifinals in 2005…Named the team’s Defensive Back of the Year following the 2005 season…Logged 48 tackles and five interceptions as a senior…Returned an interception for a touchdown against South Dade HS…Selected to the 6A All-State second team by the Florida Sports Writers Association…Named first-team All-Dade…Selected to the Elite Dade/Broward All-Star Game…Named ScholarAthlete of the Year. PERSONAL Bryan Wright is the son of Carolyn Wright...Born December 10, 1987, in Miami, Fla.

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PERSONAL Earnest Wilton Williams is the son of Shelia Phelps and Earnest Barron...Born August 10, 1985, in Jackson, Tenn.

RUSHING 2005 2006 Total

TDS 0 3 3

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PREP A three-year letterman at Crockett County High for Coach P.A. Pratt...A versatile athlete who was a running back and safety at CCHS...Received several honors following the 2003 season after rushing for 1,498 yards and 21 touchdowns on 141 carries...Caught 16 passes for 275 yards and five touchdowns, and also totaled 117 punt return yards...Named Mr. Football for Class 3A in the state of Tennessee after helping his squad to a 12-2 record... Selected as the West Tennessee Defensive Player of the Year in 2003...Named to the 2003 All-Tennessee Team as a first team defensive back...Also selected to the Tennessee All-State team in 2001, 2002 and 2003...Finished his senior season with 1,933 yards in all-purpose yardage and 29 touchdowns...Credited with 66 total tackles on defense and logged 14 pass breakups, four interceptions, one fumble recovery and two caused fumbles...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...Completed his prep career with 3,393 yards rushing on 327 carries 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 had 10 career kickoff returns for 282 yards and one touchdown...Totaled 4,706 yards in all-purpose yardage in his career at CCH...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...Also lettered three years on the CCHS basketball team.

WILLIAMS’ CAREER STATISTICS NO YDS AVG RECEIVING G/S 2005 12/5 17 131 7.7 2006 12/9 26 313 12.0 Total 24/14 43 444 10.3


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PREP Was a three-year letterwinner on the offensive line at Ridgeland High…Played for Coach Kenny Burton…Named first-team all-state by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger as a senior…Also named first-team all-metro and all-district…Did not give up a sack in two years as a starter on the offensive line…Credited with a season-high 15 pancakes against Yazoo City in 2006…Finished his senior season with 135 pancake blocks…Played in the Mississippi-Alabama High School All-Star game…Listed as one of the Top 25 Most Wanted Recruits in the State of Mississippi by the Jackson Clarion Ledger…Was also named to the all-metro and all-district teams in 2005…Played center on the RHS basketball team for three seasons…Was a member of the academic decathlon team for two years…Listed on the RHS honor roll. PERSONAL Michael Gabriel Antonescu is the son of the late Jill Antonescu…Foster parents are Gerard and Julie Gibert… Born November 27, 1988, in New York…His grandfather, Jack Salveson, was a pitcher for the New York Giants and was the youngest player in Major League Baseball during the 1933 season.

PREP Lettered three years as an offensive lineman for Coach Jeff Morris at Milan High…Helped the 2006 squad to a 12-2 record and an appearance in the TSSAA Class 2A playoff semifinals…Served as a team captain as a senior…Played offensive guard and tackle as well as defensive tackle in 2006…Named All-Region 7-AA as a lineman in 2006…Was a starter during his junior and senior campaigns…Received the MVP Offensive Lineman Award at the team’s 2006 post-season banquet…Also lined up at center in 2005. PERSONAL Keenan Cole Bratcher is the son of Steve Bratcher....Born April 6, 1989, in Jackson, Tenn.

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PERSONAL Darius Davis is the son of Earl and Jacquelyn Davis...Born July 3, 1989, in Memphis, Tenn.

PREP Lettered as a defensive end for Coach John Cooley at Ridgeway High…Helped 2006 squad to an 11-1 record and was part of a defense that didn’t allow more than seven points a game…Credited with 93 tackles, including 19 sacks as a senior…Also recorded four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries…Logged five sacks against Bolton High…Twice named a Commercial Appeal Athlete of the Week in 2006…Honored after 12-tackle performance against Central in September, and his 12-tackle effort against Cordova in October…Considered one of the state’s top 5A linemen…Participated in the Liberty Bowl High School All-Star game…Two-time Best of the Preps finalist by the Commercial Appeal…Listed by the Commercial Appeal as one of Shelby-Metro’s Most Wanted recruits…Ranked as the 38th best weakside defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com…Also listed by Rivals as the 13th best prospect in the state…Wa s also a member of the RHS basketball team.

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PREP Lettered as a wide receiver for Coach Clinton Gore at Osceola High…Caught 32 passes for 715 yards and 12 touchdowns last season for a team that primarily worked out of a wishbone offense…Named All-American and AllConference while at OHS…Led team to an 11-2 record in 2006…Registered 926 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns on 27 receptions as a junior…Had one of his best games against Harrisburg in which he had four catches, three of which were for touchdowns and also totaled two interceptions on defense…Also logged 46 tackles, seven interceptions and two fumble recoveries in 2005…Finished his career with more than 1,700 receiving yards and 36 touchdowns…Also ran track and played basketball at OHS…Named all-conference and all-state in track while competing as a sprinter…Won the state title in the 100meter and 200-meter events. PERSONAL Cameron Baker is the son of Melvin and Jacquelline Baker…Born October 28, 1988, in Blytheville, Ark…. Brother, Chris Baker, plays football for the Arkansas Razorbacks…His godfather, Maurice Carthon was a star at Arkansas State and later went on to play for the New York Giants as a fullback.

PREP Played four years at Whitehaven High for Coach Rodney Saulsberry…Captain of the squad in 2005 and 2006…Registered 54 tackles as a senior and was nominated for allstate honors…Recorded four interceptions in 2006…Returned one of his picks 75 yards for a touchdown against Trezevant…Named All-Shelby Metro in 2006…Selected to the All-Region 8-5A team as a senior…Helped squad to a 6-4 record in 2006…Participated in the Liberty Bowl High School All-Star game following the 2006 season…Selected as the Top Defensive Player at WHS…Was the No. 38 cornerback prospect in he country according to Rivals.com…Was listed by the Commercial Appeal as one of Shelby-Metro’s Most Wanted prospects…Tallied 30 tackles and four pass breakups in 2005…Attended the U.S. Army National Combine as a junior…Also ran track at Whitehaven.

PERSONAL Dasmine Cathey is the son of Archie and Janice Cathey… Born January 26, 1989, in Memphis, Tenn.

PREP Lettered four seasons at Northgate High for Coach Bill Luckie…Saw action as a running back and a defensive end…Rushed for 1,012 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior…Helped his squad to a 5-5 record and an appearance in the playoffs in 2006…Had the best game of his career when he rushed for 275 yards and three touchdowns in an overtime victory over Woodward Academy in 2006… Named all-state and all-county in 2006…Selected as the Athlete of the Year at NHS…Named as the Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution…Rolled off 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior and was named all-state and all-county for his efforts…Named the Offensive MVP of the squad following the 2005 season…Was a four-year member of the basketball and track teams at NHS…Won the 400-meter state championship title as a sophomore. PERSONAL Michael Craig Davis is the son of Carla Woods and Bill Brunson...Born December 30, 1988, in De Queen, Arkansas.


a junior and helped his squad to a 12-1 record…Three out of the four years he played, Davidson won the region title…Also lettered in basketball and track at DHS…Was a state finalist in the shot put. PERSONAL Lionel Henderson is the son of Dia Henderson and Lionel Fuller…Born October 17, 1987, in Mobile, Ala….Lists his role model as Reggie White.

PREP Played for Coach Major Wright at White Station…Totaled 30 catches for more than 500 yards and four touchdowns in 2005…Combined for 1,461 receiving yards and scored 26 touchdowns during his junior and senior seasons…Logged 91 receptions in 2004 and 2005…Listed as one of the top 10 receivers at the Oxford NIKE training camp for the 40-yard dash and his vertical leap…As a junior, broke the Shelby-Metro record for touchdown receptions in a single season with 22…Previous record had been held by former Tiger receiver Damien Dodson…Selected as a member of the Commercial Appeal’s Football “Best of the Preps” in 2004 and 2005.

PERSONAL Lester B. Lawson is the son of Lester and Mary Lawson... Born March 24, 1988, in Monroe, La.

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

PERSONAL LeRico Durran Mathis is the son of Dennis and Florence Mathis…Born November 18, 1986, in Biloxi, Miss.

PREP Lettered two seasons at Southern Lab High for Coach Michael Roach…Helped Southern Lab to an 11-3 record and an appearance in the Class 1A semifinals…Credited with 49 pancake blocks and graded out at 92 percent as a senior…Did not allow a sack throughout the entire season… Earned first-team All-District 7-1A honors in 2006…Served as a permanent team captain as a senior…Selected to participate in the MSL East Meets West All-American game…Was considered the most dominating run blocker in the camp…Came out for football for the first time as a junior and earned first-team All-District and All-State honors…Graded out at 83 percent in 2005…Was one of four Division I-A signees from Southern Lab’s class of 2007…Was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. PERSONAL Ronald Leary is the son of Ronald and Iris Leary…Born April 29, 1989 in Baton Rouge, La….Is the only boy of seven children in his family.

PREP Lettered two seasons as a defensive tackle and a tight end at W.P. Davidson High…Played for Coach Fred Riley…Helped team to a 6-5 record in 2006 as well as an appearance in the quarterfinals two seasons…Named All-Mobile County in 2006…Was the starting tight end as

PREP Earned four letters as a defensive tackle and offensive lineman at Everglades High…Played for Coach Michael Palmeri…Was a starter on the Gators’ offensive line… Helped 2006 team to a 7-4 record and a district championship…Had a game-high 11 pancake blocks and five tackles in a single meeting in 2006…Named to All-Broward Team in 2006 by the Miami Herald…Team captain as a senior… Was a member of the South team in the Broward County All-Star game…Helped his 2005 squad to an 8-1 record and their first ever undefeated regular season…Squad lost in the region semifinals that season…Named honorable mention all-county as a junior…Lettered two seasons for the EHS basketball team and competed in the throws one season for the track squad. PERSONAL Joel Christopher McCleod is the son of Cecil and Renee McCleod…Born April 20, 1989, in Miami, Fla.

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

PREP Lettered as a defensive back and wide receiver at Biloxi High…Played for Coach David Russell…Was named the Most Valuable Player and the Most Valuable Defensive Player for his squad…Helped his team to a 7-3 record and finished his prep career with 64 tackles and seven interceptions…Selected to participate in the North-South All-Star game…Named all-state as a senior…Also totaled four catches for 143 yards and three touchdowns as a junior.

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PERSONAL Curtis Echols is the son of Gertie Ward...Born December 8, 1986, in Memphis, Tenn.

PREP Played football for Coach Charlie White at Germantown High…Two-sport letterwinner who also ran track for the Red Devils…Helped squad to a 10-3 record in 2005…Led his team to the 2004 and 2005 Region 8-5A championships…Invited to participated in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl All-Star Game…Named all-region during his junior and senior seasons…Also named the team’s Defensive Player of the Year last season…Played linebacker and also saw limited action at fullback…Was a two-year starter at GHS.

JUNIOR COLLEGE Signed with Memphis after two seasons at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College…Played for Coach Steve Campbell at MGCCC…Registered 41 tackles and two interceptions in six games played as a sophomore…Intercepted a pass against East Central that resulted in a field goal…Also picked off a pass against Northeast Mississippi Community College and totaled six tackles and three pass deflections in that meeting…Helped squad to a 7-2 record in 2006…Was part of a defense that ranked second in the state in total defense…MGCCC finished the season ranked No. 10 in the National Junior College Athletic Association football poll…Participated for the South team at the MACJC All-Star game…Listed by Rivals.com as one of the Top 100 Junior College Prospects…Helped his squad to a South Division championship in 2005…MGCCC advanced to the Dalton Defenders Bowl in 2005, making its first bowl appearance in 20 years.


PREP All-purpose threat for Coach Ahmand Tinker at Kendrick High…Saw action at safety, quarterback, running back and wide receiver…Lettered three years at KHS…Credited with 101 tackles, seven interceptions and 12 pass breakups as a senior…Also forced six fumbles and recovered four fumbles on defense…On the offensive side of the ball, rushed for 524 yards and seven touchdowns on 34 carries…Also completed 12 of the 14 passes he attempted for 267 yards and a touchdown…Selected as the team’s Most Valuable Player following the 2006 season…Named all-state by the Georgia Sports Writers Association…Was a pre-season Dandy Dozen pick by the Columbus Ledger…Picked as a first teamer on the all-region team…Selected as the team’s best defensive back two straight years…Totaled 89 tackles and four interceptions as a junior…Completed his career at KHS with 252 tackles, 15 interceptions and 31 pass breakups…Credited with 14 caused fumbles and 11 fumble recovers during his career…Also tallied 896 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns on 53 career carries. PERSONAL Jermaine Richardson is the son of Peggie Richardson…Born June 11, 1989, in Columbus, Ga….Has a twin brother named Dwayne.

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JUNIOR COLLEGE Played two seasons at Northwest Mississippi Community College for Coach Randy Pippin…Started all nine of the games he played in 2006…Totaled 551 yards and five touchdowns on 75 carries as a sophomore and was ranked 11th in Region 23 in rushing…Was part of a squad that ranked second in the MACJC/Region 23 in rushing yards…Also caught 13 passes for 62 yards in 2006…Ranked second on the squad in all-purpose yards and scoring…Rushed for a season-high 172 yards and one touchdown against East Mississippi Community College…Rolled off 107 yards rushing and two touchdowns versus Northeast Mississippi Community College…Scored a touchdown for the North squad in the Mississippi All-Star game…Helped the Rangers to a 6-4 record and their first MACJC North division championship since 2003. PREP Lettered for Coach Greg Gregory at Centennial High… Named first-team All-State and All-Region as a junior and senior…Set the CHS record for rushing yards in a season with 1,610…Registered 17 touchdowns as a senior…Had his best game against Dickson County, rushing for 209 yards and four touchdowns…Also lettered in track at CHS. PERSONAL Curtis Devon Steele is the son of Carl D. Steele…Born March 24, 1987, in Franklin, Tenn.

PREP Three-year starter on defense for Coach Dan Klages at Eufala High…Led squad in tackles in 2006 with 125 stops…Also totaled four fumble recoveries, one of which he returned for a touchdown…Credited with four interceptions and returned one pick for a score…Tallied two blocked punts as a senior…Served as a team captain as a senior…Was part of a defense that allowed less than 10 points per game…Helped squad to a 14-1 record and the class 5A state runnerup title…Named to All-State Defensive Team by the Alabama Sports Writers Association…Also named to the area’s Super 12 Team…Selected all-county as a senior…Was invited to play in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game as a senior…Logged three tackles and a safety in the game…Played safety as a junior and logged 76 tackles…Participated in the North-South All-Star game as a junior and recovered a fumble for a 70yard touchdown return...Named All-County in 2005…Also played three seasons for the EHS basketball team…Was a sprinter for the track team for three seasons…Participated in the 100 meters and was a member of the 4x100 relay team that advanced to the state championships.

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PREP Lettered for Coach Mack Norwood at Madison Ridgeland Academy…Passed for 1,505 yards and 15 touchdowns in leading his team to a 9-3 record and an appearance in the Class 3A championship game…Completed over 57 percent of his passes as a senior…Was named to the all-conference first team three straight seasons…Was a second-team all-metro honoree as a senior…Was invited to participate in the 2006 Mississippi All-Star game…Completed 114 of 205 passes for 1,600 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2005…Transferred to MRA as a sophomore and was a receiver that season…Caught 32 passes for 800 yards and eight touchdowns…Also a member of the basketball team and averaged 15 points and six rebounds per game…Was also a member of the Mississippi All-Star team for basketball. PERSONAL Dallas Trent Walker is the son of Jeff and Debi Walker... His father, Jeff, was a standout offensive lineman at Memphis from 1982-85…Born February 22, 1988, in Memphis, Tenn.

PERSONAL Terrence Deshawn Thomas is the son of Emily Thomas... Born March 18, 1989, in West Palm Beach, Fla.

JUNIOR COLLEGE Junior college standout who joins the Tigers after lettering two seasons at Hinds Community College…Played for Coach Mike Smith at HCC…Originally signed with Hinds as a defensive lineman and was converted to the offensive line…Played primarily at left tackle…Selected as his team’s Most Valuable Lineman…Also selected to the all-state and all-region teams…Played in the Mississippi Junior College All-Star game…Named one of the Top 50 Junior College prospects by the Biloxi Sun Herald.

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PREP Lettered four seasons on the offensive and defensive lines at Pelham High…Played for Coach Rick Rhoades at PHS…Led the team in least amount of sacks allowed with zero…Selected to the all-state, all-area and all-region teams three straight seasons…Also lettered one season in track as a shot put thrower and was a first baseman one year at PHS. PERSONAL Brent Todd is the son of Harold Heatherly…Born September 6, 1984, in Birmingham, Ala.

PREP Played one season at Munford High for Coach Wayne Randall after transferring from Frayser High in Memphis... Played both offensive and defensive line at Munford… Helped MHS to an 8-4 record and a 5-0 record in conference in 2006…Squad advanced to the second round of the playoffs…Credited with 96 tackles and 20 sacks in 2006 and was named all-state for his efforts…Was a two-time allmetro honoree…Selected Tipton County All-Region…Selected to the Tennessee Dream Team…Named the team’s Most Valuable Player and Most Valuable Lineman…Was a permanent team captain at Munford…Invited to participate in the Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star game. PERSONAL Tommy James Walker is the son of Mary Henderson... Born August 12, 1988, in Memphis, Tenn.


2007 Opponent Information .................................................. 74-76 Memphis Versus 2007 Opponents ......................................... 77-78


Record at OM

7-16 (2 yrs)

Senior RB

BenJarvus Green-Ellis 2006 Stats

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OPPONENTS

234 carries/ 1,000 yds/7 TD

Location: Oxford, Miss. Enrollment: 17,325 Founded: 1848 Conference: Southeastern Nickname: Rebels Colors: Cardinal Red & Navy Blue Stadium: Vaught-Hemingway Capacity: 60,580 Playing Surface: AstroPlay Chancellor: Dr. Robert C. Khayat Athletics Director: Pete Boone 2006 Record: 4-8 2006 Conf. Record: 2-6/T4th-West Series vs. UofM: OM leads 44-10-2 Last Meeting: OM 28, UofM 25 (2006; Oxford)

Media Relations Phone/Fax: 662-915-7522/7006 FB Contact: Langston Rogers Cell: 662-816-2634 Email: lrogers@olemiss.edu Secondary Contact: Katy Lonergan Cell: 662-715-9396 Email: lonergan@olemiss.edu Press Box Phone: 662-236-1931

Overall Record

75-67-1 (13 yrs) Record at ASU

26-34 (5 yrs)

Senior SS

Tyrell Johnson 2006 Stats

63 tackles/1 INT/4 PBU

Location: Jonesboro, Ark. Enrollment: 10,775 Founded: 1909 Conference: Sun Belt Nickname: Indians Colors: Scarlet & Black Stadium: Indian Capacity: 30,406 Playing Surface: ProGreen President: Dr. Les Wyatt Athletics Director: Dr. Dean Lee 2006 Record: 6-6 2006 Conf. Record: 4-3/T3rd Series vs. UofM: UofM leads 27-21-5 Last Meeting: ASU 26, UofM 23 (2006; Memphis)

Media Relations Phone/Fax: 870-972-3405/3367 FB Contact: Jerry Scott Cell: 870-243-6021 Email: jscott@astate.edu Secondary Contact: Van Provence Cell: 870-897-5010 Email: vprovence@astate.edu Press Box Phone: 870-972-2541

2007 SCHEDULE

2007 SCHEDULE

S-1 ........................................ AT MEMPHIS S-8 ........................................... Missouri S-15 ...................................at Vanderbilt S-22 ............................................Florida S-29 ......................................at Georgia O-6 ................................Louisiana Tech O-13 ........................................Alabama O-20 .......................................Arkansas O-27 ...................................... at Auburn N-3..........................Northwestern State N-17................................................LSU N-23........................at Mississippi State

S-1 ........................................... at Texas S-8 ............................................ MEMPHIS S-15 ...............................................SMU S-22 ................................. at Tennessee O-6 .......................at Louisiana-Monroe O-13 ...................... Louisiana-Lafayette O-20 .....................at Middle Tennessee O-27 ...............................................Troy N-3.........................Florida International N-10........................... at Florida Atlantic N-15....................................North Texas N-24............................at Southern Miss

2006 RESULTS

2006 RESULTS

MEMPHIS................................... 28-25, W at Missouri ..................................7-34, L at Kentucky ..............................14-31, L Wake Forest ...............................3-27, L Georgia.......................................9-14, L Vanderbilt ............................... 17-10, W at Alabama ........................ (ot) 23-26, L at Arkansas ................................3-38, L Auburn ......................................17-23, L Northwestern State .................. 27-7, W at LSU ............................... (ot) 20-23, L Mississippi State .................... 20-17, W

Army ......................................... 14-6, W vs. Oklahoma St. (Little Rock) ...7-35, L at SMU .......................................9-55, L at Florida International ............. 31-6, W Louisiana-Monroe .................... 10-6, W AT MEMPHIS .............................. 26-23, W North Texas ............................ 29-10, W at Florida Atlantic........................0-29, L at Auburn ....................................0-27, L Middle Tennessee ....................10-38, L at Troy .................................... 33-26, W at Louisiana-Lafayette..............13-28, L

Head Coach

Jack Crowe Overall Record

57-64 (8 yrs) Record at JSU

43-34 (6 yrs)

Senior WR

Taurean Rhetta

GAME 4

Sept. 22 • 2:30 pm Orlando, Fla. Bright House Networks Stadium ucfathletics.com

7-16 (2 yrs)

Steve Roberts

Sept. 15 • 7 pm Memphis, Tenn. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

Head Coach

George O’Leary Overall Record

64-57 (10 yrs)

UCF

Overall Record

Head Coach

GAME 3 JSUGamecockSports.com

Ed Orgeron

Sept. 8 • 6 pm Jonesboro, Ark. Indian Stadium

Jacksonville St.

Head Coach

GAME 2

asuindians.com

Ole Miss

olemisssports.com

Sept. 1 • 2:30 pm Memphis, Tenn. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

Arkansas State

GAME 1

Record at UCF

12-24 (3 yrs)

Junior TB

Kevin Smith

2006 Stats

2006 Stats

30 receptions/ 568 yds/4 TD

206 carries/934 yds/7 TD

Location: Jacksonville, Ala. Enrollment: 9,061 Founded: 1883 Conference: Ohio Valley Nickname: Gamecocks Colors: Red & White Stadium: Paul Snow Memorial Capacity: 15,000 Playing Surface: Pro Grass Artificial President: Dr. William A. Meehan Athletics Director: Jim Fuller 2006 Record: 6-5 2006 Conf. Record: 5-3/T4th Series vs. UofM: UofM leads 1-0 Last Meeting: UofM 46, JSU 0 (1937; Memphis)

Media Relations Phone/Fax: 256-782-5279/5958 FB Contact: Greg Seitz Cell: 256-453-3377 Email: gseitz@jsu.edu Secondary Contact: Josh Underwood Cell: 256-453-0545 Email: underwood@jsu.edu Press Box Phone: 256-782-5585/5586

2007 SCHEDULE S-1 ............................. at Alabama State S-8 .................................... Chattanooga S-15 ...................................... AT MEMPHIS S-22 .......................... Eastern Kentucky S-29 .............................. at Murray State O-4 ........................... Tennessee Martin O-13 ...............................at Austin Peay O-21 ............................Tennessee Tech N-3....................................... at Samford N-11 ............................... Eastern Illinois N-18....................at Southeast Missouri

2006 RESULTS at Furman .................................13-17, L Southeast Missouri .................. 38-7, W at Tennessee Martin .................14-24, L at Eastern Kentucky ................. 28-0, W Murray State........................... 49-17, W at Mississippi State ....................3-35, L Tennessee State ......................31-38, L at Tennessee Tech ...........(ot) 17-10, W at Chattanooga....................... 13-10, W Samford .................................... 55-7, W at Eastern Illinois ......................24-28, L

Location: Orlando ,Fla. Enrollment: 47,000 Founded: 1963 Conference: Conference USA Nickname: Knights Colors: Black & Gold Stadium: Bright House Networks Capacity: 45,000 Playing Surface: 419 Bermuda Grass President: Dr. John C. Hitt Athletics Director: Keith R. Tribble 2006 Record: 4-8 2006 Conf. Record: 3-5/4th-East Series vs. UofM: UCF leads 2-1 Last Meeting: UCF 26, UofM 24 (2006; Memphis)

Media Relations Phone/Fax: 407-823-0994/5266 FB Contact: Ryan Powell Cell: 407-405-5822 Email: rpowell@athletics.ucf.edu Secondary Contact: Joe Hornstein Cell: 407-406-0855 Email: joehorn@athletics.ucf.edu Press Box Phone: 407-823-6885

2007 SCHEDULE S-1 .................................... at N.C. State S-15 ............................................. Texas S-22 .......................................... MEMPHIS S-29 ....................... Louisiana-Lafayette O-6 .............................. at East Carolina O-13 ...........................................at USF O-20 ............................................. Tulsa O-28 ...........................at Southern Miss N-3........................................... Marshall N-10........................................... at UAB N-17...........................................at SMU N-24............................................. UTEP

2006 RESULTS Villanova ................................. 35-16, W at Florida ....................................0-42, L USF ..........................................17-24, L Southern Miss ..........................14-19, L at Marshall.............................. 23-22, W Pittsburgh ...................................7-52, L Rice ..........................................29-40, L at Houston ................................31-51, L East Carolina............................10-23, L AT MEMPHIS .............................. 26-24, W at Tulane.....................................9-10, L UAB ........................................ 31-22, W


Record at MU

9-14 (2 yrs)

Junior DE

Albert McClellan 2006 Stats

77 tackles/19.0 TFL/11.0 sacks/ 4 forced fumbles

Phone/Fax: 304-696-4660/2325 FB Contact: Randy Burnside Cell: 304-208-0498 Email: burnsid2@marshall.edu Secondary Contact: Andy Boggs Cell: 304-360-5687 Email: boggsa@marshall.edu Press Box Phone: 304-696-6666

Overall Record

7-6 (1 yr) Record at MT

7-6 (1 yr)

Senior DE

Head Coach

David Bailiff Overall Record

21-15 (3 yrs) Record at RU

1st yr. in 2007

Junior WR

Erik Walden

Jarett Dillard

2006 Stats

2006 Stats

48 tackles/14.5 TFL/11.5 sacks

91 receptions/ 1,247 yds/21 TD

Location: Murfreesboro, Tenn. Enrollment: 22,863 Founded: 1911 Conference: Sun Belt Nickname: Blue Raiders Colors: Royal Blue & White Stadium: Johnny “Red” Floyd Capacity: 30,788 Playing Surface: SportExe PowerBlade Synthetic President: Dr. Sidney McPhee Athletics Director: Chris Massaro 2006 Record: 7-6 2006 Conf. Record: 6-1/T1st Series vs. UofM: MT leads 12-7-1 Last Meeting: UofM 27, MT 7 (1954; Memphis)

Media Relations Phone/Fax: 615-898-2450/5626 FB Contact: Mark Owens Cell: 615-631-9520 Email: owens@goblueraiders.com Secondary Contact: Tony Stinnett Cell: 615-631-9521 Email: stinnett@goblueraiders.com Press Box Phone: 615-898-2312

Location: Houston, Texas Enrollment: 4,971 Founded: 1912 Conference: Conference USA Nickname: Owls Colors: Blue & Gray Stadium: Rice Capacity: 47,000 Playing Surface: FieldTurf President: David W. Leebron Athletics Director: Chris Del Conte 2006 Record: 7-6 2006 Conf. Record: 6-2/2nd-West Series vs. UofM: First Meeting in 2007

Media Relations Phone/Fax: 713-348-5775/6019 FB Contact: Chuck Pool Cell: 832-244-6476 Email: cpool@rice.edu Secondary Contact: Jay Jameson Cell: 614-354-9422 Email: jj7473@rice.edu Press Box Phone: 713-527-0250

Head Coach

Bob Toledo Overall Record

78-62 (13 yrs) Record at TU

1st yr. in 2007

Senior RB

Matt Forte 2006 Stats

163 carries/ 859 yds/8 TD

Location: New Orleans, La. Enrollment: 10,318 Founded: 1834 Conference: Conference USA Nickname: Green Wave Colors: Olive Green & Sky Blue Stadium: Louisiana Superdome Capacity: 69,703 Playing Surface: Momentum by SportExe President: Dr. Scott Cowen Athletics Director: Rick Dickson 2006 Record: 4-8 2006 Conf. Record: 2-6/6th-West Series vs. UofM: UofM leads 14-11-1 Last Meeting: UofM 49, TU 24 (2004; Memphis)

Media Relations Phone/Fax: 504-862-8240/865-5379 FB Contact: Roger Dunaway Cell: 504-452-2906 Email: roger@tulane.edu Secondary Contact: Richie Weaver Cell: 504-352-5802 Email: rweaver@tulane.edu Press Box Phone: 504-587-3868

2007 SCHEDULE

2007 SCHEDULE

S-1 ................................... at Miami, Fla. S-9 ....................................West Virginia S-15 .............................New Hampshire S-22 ...................................at Cincinnati O-2 ....................................... AT MEMPHIS O-13 ......................................... at Tulsa O-21 ...............................Southern Miss O-27 ...............................................Rice N-3............................................. at UCF N-10................................. East Carolina N-17..................................... at Houston N-24............................................... UAB

2007 SCHEDULE

2007 SCHEDULE

S-1 ............................. at Florida Atlantic S-6 ......................................at Louisville S-15 ............................................at LSU S-20 ......................... Western Kentucky S-29 .......................Florida International O-6 ............................................Virginia O-13 ..................................... AT MEMPHIS O-20 ............................. Arkansas State O-27 ...............................at North Texas N-3........................at Louisiana-Monroe N-10....................... Louisiana-Lafayette N-20............................................at Troy

S-1 ...................................Nicholls State S-8 ...........................................at Baylor S-15 .....................................Texas Tech S-22 ......................................... at Texas O-3 .............................at Southern Miss O-13 .................................... at Houston O-20 ......................................... MEMPHIS O-27 .................................... at Marshall N-3............................................... UTEP N-10...........................................at SMU N-17............................................Tulane N-24.............................................. Tulsa

S-8 ..............................Mississippi State S-15 ......................................... Houston S-22 .................Southeastern Louisiana S-29 ................................................LSU O-6 ............................................at Army O-13 .......................................... at UAB O-20 ..........................................at SMU O-27 ......................................... MEMPHIS N-3................................................ Tulsa N-10............................................. UTEP N-17............................................at Rice N-24............................. at East Carolina

2006 RESULTS at West Virginia ........................10-42, L Hofstra .................................... 54-31, W at Kansas State ..........................7-23, L at Tennessee ..............................7-33, L UCF ..........................................22-23, L at SMU .....................................21-31, L at UAB .................................... 31-24, W MEMPHIS................................... 41-27, W Tulane .................................... 42-21, W at East Carolina........................20-33, L UTEP ...................................... 49-21, W at Southern Miss ........................7-42, L

2006 RESULTS

Florida International ................... 7-6, W at Maryland ..............................10-24, L Tennessee Tech ....................... 44-0, W at Oklahoma ...............................0-59, L at North Texas .......................... 35-0, W vs. Louisville (Nashville)...........17-44, L at Louisiana-Monroe .............. 35-21, W at Louisiana-Lafayette............ 34-20, W Florida Atlantic........................ 35-14, W at Arkansas State ................... 38-10, W at South Carolina .......................7-52, L Troy ..........................................20-21, L vs. Central Michigan (Detroit) ..14-31, L

2006 RESULTS

Houston ....................................30-31, L at UCLA ....................................16-26, L Texas ..........................................7-52, L at Florida State ...........................7-55, L at Army ................................... 48-14, W at Tulane...................................24-38, L UAB ........................................ 34-33, W at UCF .................................... 40-29, W at UTEP .................................. 37-31, W at Tulsa ...........................(2ot) 41-38, W East Carolina.......................... 18-17, W SMU ....................................... 31-27, W vs. Troy (New Orleans) ............17-41, L

2006 RESULTS at Houston ..................................7-45, L at Mississippi State ................ 32-29, W at LSU ........................................7-49, L SMU .........................................28-33, L Rice ........................................ 38-24, W at UTEP ....................................20-34, L at Auburn ..................................13-38, L Army ....................................... 42-28, W at Marshall................................21-42, L Southern Miss ............................3-31, L UCF .......................................... 10-9, W at Tulsa .......................................3-31, L

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Media Relations

Rick Stockstill

Oct. 27 • 2 pm New Orleans, La. Louisiana Superdome

OPPONENTS

Location: Huntington, W. Va. Enrollment: 16,326 Founded: 1837 Conference: Conference USA Nickname: Rebels Colors: Green & White Stadium: Joan C. Edwards Capacity: 38,019 Playing Surface: FieldTurf President: Dr. Stephen J. Kopp Athletics Director: Bob Marcum 2006 Record: 5-7 2006 Conf. Record: 4-4/3rd-East Series vs. UofM: Tied 1-1 Last Meeting: MU 41, UofM 27 (2006; Huntington)

Head Coach

GAME 8

tulanegreenwave.com

9-14 (2 yrs)

Oct. 20 • 2 pm Houston, Texas Rice Stadium

Tulane

Overall Record

GAME 7

riceowls.com

Mark Snyder

Oct. 13 • 7 pm Memphis, Tenn. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

Rice

Head Coach

GAME 6

goblueraiders.com

herdzone.com

Marshall

Oct. 2 • 7 pm Memphis, Tenn. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

Middle Tennessee

GAME 5


76

OPPONENTS

Record at ECU

12-12 (2 yrs)

Senior LB

Fred Wilson 2006 Stats

64 tackles/2.0 TFL/2 forced fumbles

Location: Greenville, N.C. Enrollment: 23,164 Founded: 1907 Conference: Conference USA Nickname: Pirates Colors: Purple & Gold Stadium: Dowdy-Ficklen Capacity: 43,000 Playing Surface: Natural Grass Chancellor: Dr. Steve Ballard Athletics Director: Terry Holland 2006 Record: 7-6 2006 Conf. Record: 5-3/2nd-East Series vs. UofM: ECU leads 9-6 Last Meeting: ECU 35, UofM 20 (2006; Greenville)

Media Relations Phone/Fax: 252-737-1274/4528 FB Contact: Tom McClellan Cell: 252-414-0990 Email: mcclellant@ecu.edu Secondary Contact: Malcolm Gray Cell: 252-414-2021 Email: graym@ecu.edu Press Box Phone: 252-328-4697

Overall Record

112-77-1 (16 yrs) Record at USM

112-77-1 (16 yrs)

Senior DB

Brandon Sumrall

Head Coach

Neil Callaway Overall Record

1st yr. in 2007 Record at UAB

1st yr. in 2007

Senior H-Back

David Sigler

2006 Stats

2006 Stats

80 tackles/3.5 TFL/2.0 sacks/2 INT/3 PBU

5 receptions/ 34 yds

Location: Hattiesburg, Miss. Enrollment: 16,050 Founded: 1910 Conference: Conference USA Nickname: Golden Eagles Colors: Black & Gold Stadium: M.M. Roberts Capacity: 33,000 Playing Surface: Momentum Turf President: Dr. Martha D. Saunders Athletics Director: Richard Giannini 2006 Record: 9-5 2006 Conf. Record: 6-2/1st-East Series vs. UofM: USM leads 37-19-1 Last Meeting: USM 42, UofM 21 (2006; Memphis)

Media Relations Phone/Fax: 601-266-4503/4507 FB Contact: Mike Montoro Cell: 601-297-1435 Email: michael.montoro@usm.edu Secondary Contact: Jack Duggan Cell: 985-414-1118 Email: jack.duggan@usm.edu Press Box Phone: 601-266-5523

Location: Birmingham, Ala. Enrollment: 16,697 Founded: 1969 Conference: Conference USA Nickname: Blazers Colors: Forest Green & Old Gold Stadium: Legion Field Capacity: 72,000 Playing Surface: SureTurf President: Dr. Carol Z. Garrison Athletics Director: Brian Mackin 2006 Record: 3-9 2006 Conf. Record: 2-6/5th-East Series vs. UofM: UAB leads 7-2 Last Meeting: UAB 35, UofM 29 (2006; Birmingham)

Media Relations Phone/Fax: 205-934-0722/7505 FB Contact: Norm Reilly Cell: 205-936-1793 Email: nreilly@uab.edu Secondary Contact: Aaron Jordan Cell: 205-410-3134 Email: jordana@uab.edu Press Box Phone: 205-327-5228

Head Coach

Phil Bennett Overall Record

SMU

46-35 (7 yrs)

Jeff Bower

Nov. 24 • 1 pm Memphis, Tenn. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium smumustangs.com

Overall Record

Head Coach

Nov. 17 • 2:30 pm Memphis, Tenn. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

UAB

Skip Holtz

Nov. 10 • 3:30 pm Hattiesburg, Miss. M.M. Roberts Stadium

uabsports.com

Head Coach

GAME 10 GAME 11 GAME 12

southernmiss.com

ecupirates.com

East Carolina

Nov. 3 • 1 pm Memphis, Tenn. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

Southern Miss

GAME 9

17-41 (5 yrs) Record at SMU

17-41 (5 yrs)

Senior DE

Cory Muse 2006 Stats

25 tackles/10.5 TFL/7 sacks/1 INT

Location: Dallas, Texas Enrollment: 10,901 Founded: 1911 Conference: Conference USA Nickname: Mustangs Colors: Red & Blue Stadium: Gerald J. Ford Capacity: 32,000 Playing Surface: A-Turf President: Dr. R. Gerald Turner Athletics Director: Steve Orsini 2006 Record: 6-6 2006 Conf. Record: 4-4/4th-West Series vs. UofM: UofM leads 1-0 Last Meeting: UofM 27, SMU 13 (1976; Memphis)

Media Relations Phone/Fax: 214-768-1651/2044 FB Contact: Brad Sutton Cell: 214-914-8705 Email: bsutton@smu.edu Secondary Contact: Herman Hudson Cell: 214-924-0358 Email: hermanh@smu.edu Press Box Phone: 214-768-7730

2007 SCHEDULE

2007 SCHEDULE

S-1 ................................ at Virginia Tech S-8 ................................. North Carolina S-15 ................................Southern Miss S-22 ..............................at West Virginia S-29 ..................................... at Houston O-6 ................................................ UCF O-13 ........................................ at UTEP O-20 ..................................... N.C. State O-27 .............................................. UAB N-3........................................ AT MEMPHIS N-10..................................... at Marshall N-24............................................Tulane

2007 SCHEDULE

2007 SCHEDULE

S-1 ............................ Tennessee Martin S-8 ................................... at Tennessee S-15 ............................. at East Carolina S-27 ................................ at Boise State O-3 .................................................Rice O-13 ..............................................SMU O-21 .................................... at Marshall O-28 .............................................. UCF N-3............................................. at UAB N-10.......................................... MEMPHIS N-17......................................... at UTEP N-24.............................. Arkansas State

S-1 .............................at Michigan State S-8 ................................ at Florida State S-15 ................................... Alcorn State S-29 .......................................... at Tulsa O-6 .........................at Mississippi State O-13 ...........................................Tulane O-20 ........................................ Houston O-27 ............................ at East Carolina N-3..................................Southern Miss N-10............................................... UCF N-17...................................... AT MEMPHIS N-24..................................... at Marshall

S-3 .......................................Texas Tech S-8 ......................................North Texas S-15 .......................... at Arkansas State S-22 ........................................... at TCU S-29 ............................................. UTEP O-13 ...........................at Southern Miss O-20 ...........................................Tulane O-27 ......................................... at Tulsa N-4....................................... at Houston N-10................................................Rice N-17............................................... UCF N-24...................................... AT MEMPHIS

2006 RESULTS

at Navy .....................................23-28, L at UAB ......................................12-17, L MEMPHIS................................... 35-20, W West Virginia ............................10-27, L Virginia ................................... 31-21, W Tulsa .........................................10-31, L SMU ....................................... 38-21, W at Southern Miss ..............(ot) 20-17, W at UCF .................................... 23-10, W Marshall .................................. 33-20, W at Rice ......................................17-18, L at N.C. State........................... 21-16, W vs. USF (Birmingham)................7-24, L

2006 RESULTS

at Florida ....................................7-34, L Southeastern Louisiana ........... 45-0, W N.C. State ............................... 37-17, W at UCF .................................... 19-14, W at Tulsa .......................................6-20, L Houston .................................. 31-27, W at Virginia Tech ...........................6-36, L East Carolina..................... (ot) 17-20, L AT MEMPHIS .............................. 42-21, W at Tulane................................... 31-3, W UAB ........................................ 25-20, W Marshall .................................... 42-7, W at Houston (C-USA Champ.) ...20-34, L vs. Ohio (Mobile) ...................... 28-7, W

2006 RESULTS

2006 RESULTS

at Oklahoma .............................17-24, L East Carolina.......................... 17-12, W at Georgia ..................................0-34, L Mississippi State ......................10-16, L Troy .......................................... 21-3, W MEMPHIS................................... 35-29, W at Rice ......................................33-34, L Marshall ....................................24-31, L at SMU .......................................9-22, L UTEP ........................................17-36, L at Southern Miss ......................20-25, L at UCF ......................................22-31, L

at Texas Tech .............................3-35, L at North Texas ............................6-24, L Sam Houston State ................ 45-14, W Arkansas State ......................... 55-9, W at Tulane................................. 33-28, W at UTEP ....................................21-24, L Marshall .................................. 31-21, W at East Carolina........................21-38, L UAB .......................................... 22-9, W Houston ....................................27-37, L Tulsa ....................................... 34-24, W at Rice ......................................27-31, L


TIGERS VERSUS 2007 OPPONENTS

ARKANSAS STATE

EAST CAROLINA

(W-27, L-21, T-5)

(W-6, L-9, T-0) YEAR SITE 1990 Memphis 1991 Greenville 1992 Memphis 1993 Greenville 1994 Memphis 1995 Greenville 1996 Memphis 1997 Greenville 1998 Memphis 2000 Memphis 2001 Greenville 2003 Memphis 2004 Greenville 2005 Memphis 2006 Greenville UM Record in Memphis: 4-4-0 UM Record in Greenville: 2-5-0 West vs ECU: 3-2-0 Holtz vs Memphis: 1-1-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 3 (2003-05) Longest ECU Win Streak: 5 (1994-98)

SCORE 17-24 13-20 42-7 34-7 6-30 17-31 10-20 10-32 31-34 17-10 11-32 41-24 38-35 27-24 20-35

MISSISSIPPI (W-10, L-44, T-2)

JACKSONVILLE STATE (W-1, L-0, T-0) YEAR SITE 1937 Memphis UM Record in Memphis: 1-0-0 UM Record in Jacksonville: 0-0-0 West vs JSU: 0-0-0 Crowe vs UM: 0-0-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 1 (1937) Longest JSU Win Streak: N/A

SCORE 46-0

MARSHALL (W-1, L-1, T-0) YEAR SITE 2005 Memphis 2006 Huntington UM Record in Memphis: 1-0-0 UM Record in Huntington: 0-1-0 West vs. Marshall: 2-1-0 Snyder vs. UM: 1-1-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 1 (2005) Longest Marshall Win Streak: 1 (2006)

SCORE 26-3 27-41

MIDDLE TENNESSEE (W-7, L-12, T-1) YEAR 1925 1926

SITE Murfreesboro Memphis

SCORE 7-57 0-27

YEAR 1921 1934 1935 1939 1940 1942 1949 1950 1951 1952 1954 1955 1956 1958 1959 1960 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985

SITE Oxford Oxford Oxford Oxford Oxford Oxford Memphis Memphis Memphis Memphis Memphis Memphis Memphis Memphis Oxford Memphis Memphis Memphis Oxford Memphis Memphis Memphis Memphis Oxford Memphis Memphis Memphis Jackson Memphis Memphis Jackson Jackson Memphis Oxford Memphis Oxford Memphis Oxford Memphis

SCORE 0-82 0-44 0-92 7-46 7-38 0-48 7-40 7-39 0-32 6-54 0-51 6-39 0-26 0-17 0-43 20-31 7-21 0-0 0-30 14-34 0-13 27-17 7-21 3-28 13-47 21-49 29-34 17-13 15-7 21-16 3-7 7-14 34-38 7-61 3-7 10-27 37-17 6-22 17-17

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SCORE 6-18 0-41 0-27 0-19 37-6 0-6 0-13 0-19 68-0 6-0 0-19 0-7 6-9 19-14 6-0 6-13 6-14 6-12 0-0 18-0 0-18 38-2 6-7 19-19 34-13 61-7 60-7 0-20 26-7 20-21 34-0 34-0 10-29 24-3 12-0 14-14 17-2 10-30 21-21 9-7 13-17 24-24 31-21 37-7 45-3 15-6 38-9 35-19 31-26 19-17 38-16 47-35 23-26

7-47 13-13 0-15 0-6 20-6 18-0 0-35 0-19 6-20 25-7 25-6 14-7 12-13 13-21 0-20 13-0 20-26 27-7

OPPONENTS

YEAR SITE 1914 Memphis 1915 Jonesboro 1916 Jonesboro 1917 Jonesboro 1918 Jonesboro 1919 Jonesboro 1920 Jonesboro 1921 Jonesboro 1922 Memphis 1923 Jonesboro 1925 Jonesboro 1926 Memphis 1927 Memphis 1928 Memphis 1929 Jonesboro 1930 Memphis 1931 Jonesboro 1932 Memphis 1933 Jonesboro 1934 Memphis 1935 Jonesboro 1938 Jonesboro 1939 Memphis 1947 Memphis 1948 Memphis 1949 Jonesboro 1950 Memphis 1953 Memphis 1954 Memphis 1955 Memphis 1956 Jonesboro 1957 Memphis 1975 Memphis 1980 Memphis 1982 Memphis 1983 Memphis 1984 Memphis 1986 Memphis 1987 Memphis 1988 Memphis 1989 Memphis 1990 Memphis 1991 Memphis 1992 Memphis 1993 Memphis 1994 Memphis 1997 Memphis 1998 Memphis 1999 Memphis 2000 Jonesboro 2003 Memphis 2004 Jonesboro 2006 Memphis UM Record in Memphis: 19-12-4 UM Record in Jonesboro: 8-9-1 West vs ASU: 2-1-0 Roberts vs UM: 1-2-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 10 (1991-04) Longest ASU Win Streak: 4 (1914-17)

1927 Murfreesboro 1928 Memphis 1931 Murfreesboro 1932 Memphis 1933 Murfreesboro 1934 Memphis 1935 Murfreesboro 1936 Memphis 1937 Murfreesboro 1938 Memphis 1939 Murfreesboro 1940 Memphis 1941 Murfreesboro 1942 Memphis 1947 Murfreesboro 1948 Memphis 1953 Murfreesboro 1954 Memphis UM Record in Memphis: 5-4-1 UM Record in Murfreesboro: 2-8-0 West vs. MTSU: 0-0-0 Stockstill vs. UM: 0-0-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 3 (1938-40) Longest MTSU Win Streak: 3 (3 times)


1986 Jackson 1987 Memphis 1988 Jackson 1989 Memphis 1990 Oxford 1991 Memphis 1992 Oxford 1993 Memphis 1994 Oxford 1995 Memphis 1998 Oxford 1999 Memphis 2002 Oxford 2003 Memphis 2004 Oxford 2005 Memphis 2006 Oxford UM Record in Memphis: 7-23-2 UM Record in Oxford: 2-17-0 UM Record in Jackson: 1-4-0 West vs Mississippi: 2-4-0 Orgeron vs UM: 2-0-0 Longest UM win streak: 3 (1973-76) Longest Mississippi win streak: 17 (1921-62)

6-28 16-10 6-24 13-20 21-23 0-10 12-17 19-3 17-16 3-34 10-30 0-3 16-38 44-34 20-13 6-10 25-28

RICE

OPPONENTS

(W-0, L-0, T-0) FIRST MEETING West vs Rice: 0-0-0 Bailiff vs UM: 0-0-0 Longest UM win streak: N/A Longest Rice win streak: N/A

SMU

78

(W-1, L-0, T-0) YEAR SITE 1976 Memphis UM Record in Memphis: 1-0-0 UM Record in Dallas: 0-0-0 West vs SMU: 0-0-0 Bennett vs UM: 0-0-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 1 (1976) Longest SMU Win Streak: N/A

SCORE 27-13

(W-19, L-37, T-1) SITE Memphis Hattiesburg Hattiesburg Memphis Hattiesburg Memphis Hattiesburg Memphis Hattiesburg Memphis Hattiesburg Memphis Memphis Jackson Memphis Jackson

16-21 6-0 24-8 29-7 37-7 33-0 27-12 14-14 10-13 0-6 7-21 12-14 42-14 10-13 0-22 0-10 13-34 20-27 23-13 7-14 9-14 14-17 27-34 7-31 7-23 17-12 21-23 20-9 3-20 9-17 0-16 18-42 3-45 5-20 3-24 22-17 14-33 6-23 30-26 24-22 21-42

SCORE 0-12 0-25 20-27 27-13 21-34 14-34 0-27 6-14 22-24 21-6 7-6 21-7 8-6 28-7 14-20 18-20

SITE New Orleans New Orleans Memphis New Orleans New Orleans Memphis New Orleans Memphis New Orleans Memphis New Orleans Memphis New Orleans New Orleans Memphis New Orleans Memphis New Orleans Memphis New Orleans

31-41 49-7 14-37 38-10 41-9 49-24

UAB (W-2, L-7, T-0) YEAR SITE 1997 Memphis 1999 Birmingham 2000 Birmingham 2001 Memphis 2002 Birmingham 2003 Memphis 2004 Birmingham 2005 Memphis 2006 Birmingham UM Record in Memphis: 1-3-0 UM Record in Birmingham: 1-4-0 West vs UAB: 0-6-0 Callaway vs UM: 0-0-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 2 (1997-99) Longest UAB Win Streak: 7 (2000-06)

SCORE 28-7 38-14 9-13 14-17 17-31 10-24 28-35 20-37 29-35

UCF YEAR SITE 1990 Memphis 2005 Orlando 2006 Memphis UM Record in Memphis: 1-1-0 UM Record in Orlando: 0-1-0 West vs UCF: 0-2-0 O’Leary vs UM: 2-0-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 1 (1990) Longest UCF Win Streak: 2 (2005-06)

(W-14, L-11, T-1) YEAR 1954 1976 1977 1978 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1992 1994 1995 1996 1997

1998 Memphis 1999 New Orleans 2000 Memphis 2002 Memphis 2003 New Orleans 2004 Memphis UM Record in Memphis: 9-3-0 UM Record in New Orleans: 5-8-1 West vs Tulane: 3-0-0 Toledo vs UM: 0-0-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 5 (1990-96) Longest Tulane Win Streak: 4 (1978-82)

(W-1, L-2, T-0)

TULANE

SOUTHERN MISS YEAR 1935 1936 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964

1965 Jackson 1966 Memphis 1967 Jackson 1968 Memphis 1969 Memphis 1970 Memphis 1971 Memphis 1972 Jackson 1973 Memphis 1974 Memphis 1975 Memphis 1976 Hattiesburg 1977 Memphis 1978 Memphis 1979 Hattiesburg 1981 Memphis 1982 Hattiesburg 1983 Memphis 1984 Hattiesburg 1985 Memphis 1986 Hattiesburg 1987 Memphis 1988 Hattiesburg 1989 Memphis 1990 Hattiesburg 1991 Memphis 1992 Hattiesburg 1993 Memphis 1994 Hattiesburg 1995 Memphis 1996 Hattiesburg 1997 Memphis 1998 Hattiesburg 1999 Memphis 2000 Hattiesburg 2001 Memphis 2002 Hattiesburg 2003 Hattiesburg 2004 Memphis 2005 Hattiesburg 2006 Memphis UM Record in Memphis: 14-17-0 UM Record in Hattiesburg: 3-18-0 UM Record in Jackson: 2-2-1 West vs USM: 3-3-0 Bower vs UM: 11-5-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 6 (1966-71) Longest USM Win Streak: 7 (1994-00)

SCORE 13-13 14-7 27-9 24-41 16-21 7-24 10-17 28-25 9-14 38-21 6-15 45-36 19-20 34-38 21-14 62-20 13-0 23-8 17-10 14-26

SCORE 37-28 17-38 24-26


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OLE MISS 28, MEMPHIS 25 SEPT. 3, 2006 • OXFORD, MISS.

OXFORD, Miss. — In one of the more entertaining contests in the storied Memphis-Ole Miss rivalry, junior transfer quarterback Martin Hankins was 21-of-27 passing for 211 yards and two scores, but the Tigers were unable to pull out a come-frombehind victory and fell to the Rebels 28-25. The game was the season opener for both teams. It was a battle built up as Memphis' passing attack versus the Rebels' secondary and Ole Miss' rushing game versus the Tigers' defensive front. And neither offense disappointed. Led by Hankins, Memphis rolled up 225 passing yards, and all three Tiger touchdowns came via the air. Ten Tiger receivers caught a pass, with Hankins hitting nine of them. Hankins, in first start as a Tiger, did not throw an interception. On the other side, the Rebels rushed for 240 yards, and all four Ole Miss touchdowns came on the ground. BenJarvis Green-Ellis led the Rebel rushing attack with 127 yards on 26 carries. Ole Miss did not fumble the ball on 45 rushes. Ole Miss held a 21-14 advantage heading into the fourth quarter, but the Tigers did not go away. Memphis opened the final period with a scoring drive that cut the Rebel lead to 21-17. The Tigers went on a 15-play, 76-yard drive that ended with Trey Adams' first career field goal. The Rebels, though, had an answer. On the ensuing possession, Ole Miss stayed with its running game and drove 73 yards on 10 plays to extend the lead to 28-17. The Rebels ran the ball on seven of the 10 plays and gained 49 of the 73 yards on the ground. Ole Miss quarterback Brent Schaeffer ended the drive with an eight-yard touchdown run with only 7:07 left in the game. Memphis battled back. The Tigers put together a nine-play, 67-yard drive that ended in a Hankinsto-Antonio McCoy two-yard scoring toss. Of the drive's nine plays, six were passes, and 51 of the 67 yards came via the air. Memphis followed the touchdown with a Hankins-to-Earnest Williams two-point conversion pass to cut the Ole Miss lead to 28-25 with only 3:10 remaining. The Tigers kicked the ball away to Ole Miss, but the Rebels were able to run out the clock and secure the win. In the first half, Memphis struck first and took a 7-0 lead midway through the opening quarter. After the Tiger defense stopped Ole Miss on a 4th-and-1, the Memphis offense took over on its own 41. On their first offensive possession of 2006, the Tigers took the ball 59 yards on 10 plays, culminating in an eight-yard scoring strike from freshman wide receiver Dave Thomas to redshirt freshman wide receiver Carlos Singleton. Thomas' touchdown pass and Singleton's touchdown catch were the first of their careers. After an exhange of punts, Ole Miss' first scoring drive began late in the first quarter. The Rebels drove to Memphis’ 31-yard line, where they faced

Memphis 7 7 0 11 Ole Miss 0 14 7 7 o Attendance: 55,549; Weather: Cloudy, 77

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their second 4th-and-1 situation of the game. After the quarter break, Ole Miss scored its first touchdown on Dexter McCluster's 31-yard scamper. The Rebels took their first lead on the next possession. Ole Miss took over on its own 17 and drove 83 yards to take a 14-7 advantage. On the drive, the Rebels stayed with their running game, as eight of the 10 plays were rushes. Green-Ellis scored the touchdown on a oneyard run. The Tigers answered quickly, driving 80 yards in only six plays. After a personal foul penalty against the Rebels moved the ball to midfield, Hankins connected with Ryan Scott for a 49-yard score to tie the game at 14-all. The strike was Hankins' first career touchdown pass as a Tiger. Joseph Doss complemented the Tigers' passing game, posting career highs of 23 carries and 112 yards. Williams rushed for 32 yards and caught four passes for 25 yards. Scott made three catches for 65 yards and a score. Memphis outgained Ole Miss 374-337 and won the battle of possession time (31:51-28:09) and first downs (24-20). Heath Grant led the Memphis defense with 10 total tackles. Quinton McCrary added eight total hits. Patrick Willis led the Ole Miss defense with 12 tackles.

MEMPHIS RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Doss 23 112 0 17 Williams, E. 4 32 0 12 Robinzine 3 8 0 6 Gaither 2 3 0 2 Hudgens 1 0 0 0 Calhoun 1 -2 0 — Hankins 3 -4 0 4 Totals 37 149 0 17 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Hankins 21-27-0 211 2 49 Hudgens 1-3-0 6 0 6 Thomas 1-1-0 8 1 8 Totals 23-31-0 225 3 49 RECEIVING No Yds TD Williams, E. 4 25 0 Scott 3 65 1 Thomas 3 37 0 Jones 3 17 0 Calhoun 2 29 0 Singleton 2 14 1 Robinzine 2 13 0 Doss 2 12 0 Pratcher 1 11 0 McCoy 1 2 1 Totals 23 225 3 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg Gibson 3 127 42.3 46 Totals 3 127 42.3 46 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD McDonald 1 9 0 Totals 1 9 0 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Grandberry 3 50 0 Totals 3 50 0 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Totals 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: Grant 10 (6-4), McCrary 8 (4-4) Sacks: Snyder 1.0-7

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First Quarter 6:59 UM

Singleton 8 pass from Thomas 7-0 (Adams kick) 10/59/4:16

Second Quarter 14:53 OM McCluster 31 run 7-7 (Shene kick) 7/63/2:45 6:10 OM Green-Ellis 1 run 7-14 (Shene kick) 10/83/4:25 4:29 UM Scott 49 pass from Hankins 14-14 (Adams kick) 6/80/1:35 Third Quarter 5:40 OM Green-Ellis 1 run 14-21 (Shene kick) 10/51/4:56 Fourth Quarter 10:47 UM Adams 30 FG 17-21 15/76/6:26 7:07 OM Schaeffer 8 run 17-28 (Shene kick) 10/73/3:30 3:10 UM McCoy 2 pass from Hankins 25-28 (E. Williams pass from 9/67/3:41 Hankins)

FINAL TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Rushes-Yds Passing Yds Comp.-Att.-Int. Total Plays-Yds Avg./Play Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yds Punts-Avg. Punt Returns KO Returns Interceptions Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Sacks By

UM 24 6 15 3 37-149 225 23-31-0 68-374 5.5 1-1 2-15 3-42.3 1-9 3-50 0-0 31:51 9-13 0-0 1-7

OM 20 13 7 0 45-240 97 7-16-0 61-337 5.5 0-0 4-40 3-47.3 1-37 5-122 0-0 28:09 3-9 2-3 2-8

OLE MISS Avg 4.9 8.0 2.7 1.5 0.0 -2.0 -1.3 4.0 Sck 2 0 0 2 Lg 9 49 27 7 18 8 8 8 11 2 49 I20 1 1 Lg 9 9 Lg 27 27 Lg 0

RUSHING Att Yds TD Green-Ellis 26 127 2 McCluster 4 60 1 Schaeffer 11 48 1 McSwain 3 9 0 TEAM 1 -4 0 Totals 45 240 4 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Schaeffer 7-16-0 97 0 Totals 7-16-0 97 0 RECEIVING No Yds McCluster 6 86 Cook 1 11 Totals 7 97 PUNTING No Yds Avg Park 3 142 47.3 Totals 3 142 47.3 PUNT RETURNS No Yds Green 1 37 Totals 1 37 KO RETURNS No Yds McCluster 5 122 Totals 5 122 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds Totals 0 0 Tackle Leaders: Willis 12 (8-4), Taylor 8 (4-4) Sacks: Tillman 1.0-6, Hardy 1.0-2

Lg 31 31 12 4 — 31 Lg 22 22 TD 0 0 0 Lg 57 57 TD 0 0 TD 0 0 TD 0

Avg 4.9 15.0 4.4 3.0 -4.0 5.3 Sck 1 1 Lg 22 11 22 I20 2 2 Lg 37 37 Lg 39 39 Lg 0


SCORING SUMMARY Chattanooga 7 0 0 7 — 14 Memphis 6 13 7 7 — 33 o Attendance: 34,419; Weather: Partly Cloudy, 83 UTC-UM Drive Chart (Plays/Yds/TOP) First Quarter 6:54 UTC Johnson 10 pass from Miller 7-0 (Lopez kick) 12/77/5:05 2:23 UM Hankins 26 pass from Pratcher 7-6 (Adams kick failed) 9/61/4:31 Second Quarter 8:28 UM Adams 30 FG 7-9 5/48/1:15 3:15 UM Adams 28 FG 7-12 6/55/1:55 0:53 UM Gaither 3 run 7-19 (Adams kick) 2/12/1:02 Third Quarter 10:46 UM Gaither 13 run 7-26 (Adams kick) 11/78/4:14 Fourth Quarter 5:57 UM E. Williams 14 pass from Hankins 7-33 (Adams kick) 8/73/3:45 1:16 UTC Gilmore 6 pass from Miller 14-33 (Lopez kick) 7/48/1:47

FINAL TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Rushes-Yds Passing Yds Comp.-Att.-Int. Total Plays-Yds Avg./Play Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yds Punts-Avg. Punt Returns KO Returns Interceptions Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Sacks By

UTC 12 5 6 1 28-138 111 15-27-1 55-249 4.5 0-0 6-69 7-36.4 0-0 5-85 1-21 29:14 3-11 0-1 1-6

UM 22 6 14 2 32-99 328 21-32-1 64-427 6.7 2-1 4-35 1-43.0 5-42 2-62 1-30 30:46 5-12 1-1 0-0

CHATTANOOGA

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It probably wasn't the way head coach Tommy West and the Memphis faithful had scripted the 2006 home opener. Memphis would have liked the script to read like the following: • Get off to a strong start offensively with a carryover from the previous week's strong performance at Ole Miss • Make a defensive statement early with some stops after giving up nearly 250 yards rushing to the Rebels in the season opener Neither happened in the first quarter. The home Tigers fell behind early to the visiting Mocs and actually trailed at the end of the opening period. Memphis, though, followed West's script for the remainder of the contest to post a 33-14 victory over Chattanooga before 34,419 fans at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Junior transfer quarterback Martin Hankins led the Tigers' charge with another solid performance. Hankins was 19-of-30 passing for 294 yards and one score. He was also the recipient of a touchdown pass from Mario Pratcher in the first quarter. Jamarcus Gaither led the Tiger rushing attack with 49 yards on 10 carries and two touchdowns. MEMPHIS

Avg 4.4 22.0 5.7 4.9 Sck 0 0 Lg 14 12 21 5 10 8 21 I20 1 1 Lg 0 Lg 29 29 Lg 21 21

RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Gaither 10 49 2 13 Pitts 6 18 0 9 Doss 6 16 0 7 Williams, E. 2 13 0 9 Hinds 1 7 0 7 Calhoun 2 6 0 3 Barnes 2 4 0 2 Hankins 2 -6 0 — Hudgens 1 -8 0 — Totals 32 99 2 13 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Hankins 19-30-1 294 1 60 Hudgens 1-1-0 8 0 8 Pratcher 1-1-0 26 1 26 Totals 21-32-1 328 2 60 RECEIVING No Yds TD Calhoun 4 109 0 Williams, E. 3 69 1 McCoy 3 31 0 Scott 3 17 0 Singleton 1 37 0 Hankins 1 26 1 Jones 1 12 0 Russell 1 10 0 Pitts 1 8 0 Hinds 1 7 0 Gaither 1 6 0 Doss 1 -4 0 Totals 21 328 2 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg Gibson 1 43 43.0 43 Totals 1 43 43.0 43 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD McDonald 4 39 0 Barefield 1 3 0 Totals 5 42 0 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Pitts 2 62 0 Totals 2 62 0 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD McDonald 1 30 0 Totals 1 30 0 Tackle Leaders: Patterson 6 (5-1), Smith 6 (2-4) Sacks: None

Avg 4.9 3.0 2.7 6.5 7.0 3.0 2.0 -3.0 -8.0 3.1 Sck 1 0 0 1 Lg 60 43 19 12 37 26 12 10 8 7 6 — 60 I20 0 0 Lg 12 3 12 Lg 35 35 Lg 30 30

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Lg 14 22 7 22 Lg 21 21 TD 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 Lg 46 46 TD 0 TD 0 0 TD 0 0

Gaither filled in for Joseph Doss, who left the game with an injury in the first quarter. The Mocs led 7-6 at the end of the first quarter, and it looked as if Chattanooga was going to give Memphis a stern test. After an exchange of punts, the Mocs got the ball on their own 23. From there, Chattanooga put together an impressive 12-play, 77-yard drive to take a 7-0 advantage with 6:54 remaining in the first quarter. Eldra Buckley, who had an outstanding game against the Tigers in 2005, picked up where he left off last season at the Liberty Bowl. Buckley rushed five times for 20 yards and caught one pass for 14 yards on the drive, which culminated in an Antonio Miller-to-Michael Johnson 10-yard strike. The Tigers answered on the ensuing possession. Behind the running of Doss (18 yards on five carries), Memphis moved the ball to the Mocs’ 26, where the Tiger coaching staff dipped into its bag of trick plays. On a 1st-and-10, the ball was pitched to Pratcher off a reverse and he hit Hankins with a 26-yard score to get the Tigers on the board. Freshman kicker Trey Adams missed the PAT, allowing Chattanooga to remain in the lead 7-6. The Memphis defense allowed the Mocs 90 yards of total offense in the first quarter. But, that's when the Tigers took control. The Mocs managed only 159 yards the remainder of the game, while the Memphis offense got in a rhythm. After Adams added two field goals to give Memphis a 12-7 lead, Chattanooga had an opportunity to get a score just before halftime. The Tigers quickly put a halt to that when Brandon McDonald intercepted a Miller pass and returned it to the Mocs 12 yard line. Two plays later, Gaither scored the first of his two touchdowns to extend the Tigers' lead to 19-7 with only 53 seconds left before intermission. Memphis added two more touchdowns in the second half — a Gaither 13-yard run and a Hankins-to-Earnest Williams 14-yard strike — to put the game out of reach. Chattanooga put the game's final points on the board with a six-yard touchdown pass from Miller to Michael Gilmore with only 1:16 left in the game. Duke Calhoun led all Memphis receivers with four receptions for 109 yards. Williams added three catches for 69 yards and a score. Buckley paced the Chattanooga offense with 105 yards on 24 carries and five receptions for 20 yards. Miller was 15-of-27 passing for 111 yards and two touchdowns. Brandon Patterson, Rod Smith and Heath Grant each posted six tackles to lead the Tiger defense. McDonald's second-quarter interception was the fourth of his career and the first for the season. Raeshon Ball led the Mocs defense with nine total hits and an interception. Chris Johnson and Neil Brown each added eight tackles.

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RUSHING Att Yds TD Buckley 24 105 0 Miller 1 22 0 Harper 3 11 0 Totals 28 138 0 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Miller 15-27-1 111 2 Totals 15-27-1 111 2 RECEIVING No Yds Buckley 5 20 Gilmore 4 36 Johnson 2 31 Hassell 2 6 Cooper 1 10 Parkinson 1 8 Totals 15 111 PUNTING No Yds Avg Wright 7 255 36.4 Totals 7 255 36.4 PUNT RETURNS No Yds Totals 0 0 KO RETURNS No Yds Hassell 5 85 Totals 5 85 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds Ball 1 21 Totals 1 21 Tackle Leaders: Ball 9 (6-3), Johnson 8 (5-3) Sacks: Newsom 0.5-3, McGee 0.5-3

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EAST CAROLINA 35, MEMPHIS 20 SEPT. 16, 2006 • GREENVILLE, N.C.

GREENVILLE, N.C. — The old saying goes, "It's just not my day." Well, after its game at East Carolina, Memphis could narrow that saying down to just, "It's just not our half." The Tigers took a 20-7 halftime lead, but the Pirates responded with 28 unanswered points in the second half for the 35-20 victory in Memphis' Conference USA opener. Tiger junior transfer quarterback Martin Hankins aided East Carolina's second-half fireworks with four interceptions — two of which were returned for touchdowns. Hankins, though, did some positive things for Memphis. He was 24-of-45 passing for 265 yards and all three Tiger scores, and he hit eight different receivers in the contest. After missing most of the Sept. 9 Chattanooga game, Joseph Doss returned to the field and gained 99 yards on 23 carries. However, the Memphis running game managed only 95 yards on 30 rushes. The Pirates showed a balanced attack in the victory. Chris Johnson (22 carries, 106 yards, 2 touchdowns) led the East Carolina ground game that racked up 177 yards on 39 rushes. Pirate QB James Pinkney did his part as well. He was 18-of-26 passing for 236 yards and one score. When halftime was over, it looked as if the Tigers were in position to secure a C-USA opening victory. Memphis held a 20-7 lead, and the Tiger high-powered offense was going to receive the second-half opening kickoff. The Pirate defense, though, stiffened and held Memphis to three-andout on its first possession. East Carolina's first possession of the second half was moving along, but Heath Grant intercepted a Pinkney pass, and the Tiger offense was in business at midfield. However, three plays later, Hankins' threw the first of his four secondhalf interceptions, and Quentin Cotton returned it to the Memphis 39, giving the Pirate offense a short field. East Carolina took advantage of the interception and short field. The Pirates kept the ball on the ground all 39 yards, which culminated in a Johnson five-yard touchdown run to cut the Memphis lead to 20-14. The Tigers held on to that lead going into the final period, and gained some early momentum when the Memphis defense stopped East Carolina on a 4th-and-1 at the Tiger 18-yard line. With the lead and momentum, the Tiger offense took the field, but it only took three plays for that momentum to change. The Pirates' Zach Slate picked off Hankins' pass and ran it back seven yards for the score to give East Carolina its first lead of the game at 21-20 with only 12:40 left in the contest. From that point, the tide of the game shifted from the Tigers to the Pirates. With just under five minutes to play, Hankins' fourth interception of the second half set up East Carolina with another short

field. And like the last time, the Pirates took advantage of the opportunity. Three plays later, Pinkney hit Aundre Allison for a 33-yard scoring strike to give East Carolina a 28-20 lead with 3:34 to go. With one final chance to tie, the Memphis offense took the field and moved the ball to the Pirate 44. But, the interception bug hit again. Hankins' fourth pick of the second half was hauled in by Kasey Ross, who returned it 77 yards for the game-clinching score. The way the game started made it seem as if the Tigers were going to roll to the win. On its first drive, Memphis went 77 yards on eight plays for a 7-0 lead with 8:51 left in the first quarter. Hankins was 3-of-3 for 33 yards, including the 19-yard touchdown pass to Earnest Williams. Late in the first quarter, the Tiger defense stopped a deep Pirate drive with a fumble recovery at their own 2yard line. The Memphis offense then took over and marched 98 yards on 14 plays for a 14-0 lead. On that drive, Hankins was 6-of-9 passing for 80 yards, and he hit Duke Calhoun for the 22-yard score. On the Tigers' third first-half scoring drive, Hankins directed the squad 78 yards on 12 plays for a 20-7 lead that Memphis took into intermission. The junior quarterback was 5-of-7 passing for 57 yards, including the three-yard scoring strike to Antonio McCoy.

MEMPHIS RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Doss 23 99 0 17 Williams, E. 3 9 0 8 Hankins 4 -13 0 2 Totals 30 95 0 17 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Hankins 24-45-5 265 3 39 Scott 1-1-0 31 0 31 Totals 25-46-5 296 3 39 RECEIVING No Yds TD Pratcher 5 44 0 McCoy 5 34 1 Scott 3 67 0 Doss 3 33 0 Calhoun 2 40 1 Williams, E. 2 22 1 Jones 2 15 0 Thomas 2 10 0 Hankins 1 31 0 Totals 25 296 3 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg Gibson 3 127 42.3 51 Totals 3 127 42.3 51 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Totals 0 0 0 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Pitts 3 57 0 Hinds 1 23 0 Russell 1 7 0 Totals 5 87 0 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Grant 1 5 0 Patterson 1 0 0 Totals 2 5 0 Tackle Leaders: Smith 14 (7-7), Smith 10 (7-3) Sacks: Grant 1.0-8

SCORING SUMMARY Memphis 7 13 0 0 — 20 East Carolina 0 7 7 21 — 35 o Attendance: 37,431; Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 79 UM-ECU Drive Chart (Plays/Yds/TOP) First Quarter 8:51 UM Williams, E. 19 pass from Hankins 7-0 (Reagan kick) 8/77/3:29 Second Quarter 14:34 UM Calhoun 23 pass from Hankins 14-0 (Reagan kick) 14/98/4:37 10:10 ECU Johnson 6 run 14-7 (Lee kick) 10/80/4:37 4:33 UM McCoy 3 pass from Hankins 20-7 (Reagan kick failed) 12/78/5:02 Third Quarter 7:14 ECU Johnson 5 run 20-14 (Lee kick) 4/39/1:28 Fourth Quarter 12:40 ECU Slate 7 interception return 20-21 (Lee kick) 3:34 ECU Allison 33 pass from Pinkney 20-28 (Lee kick) 3/38/1:14 1:33 ECU Ross 77 interception return 20-35 (Lee kick)

FINAL TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Rushes-Yds Passing Yds Comp.-Att.-Int. Total Plays-Yds Avg./Play Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yds Punts-Avg. Punt Returns KO Returns Interceptions Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Sacks By

UM 22 7 15 1 30-95 296 25-46-5 76-391 5.1 2-1 1-8 3-42.3 0-0 5-87 2-5 29:58 8-16 2-2 1-8

ECU 19 8 10 0 39-177 236 18-27-2 66-413 6.3 1-1 5-55 2-44.0 2-8 2-52 5-155 30:02 7-13 0-1 2-16

EAST CAROLINA Avg 4.3 3.0 -3.2 3.2 Sck 2 0 2 Lg 14 18 39 22 23 19 8 9 31 39 I20 1 1 Lg 0 Lg 24 23 7 24 Lg 5 0 5

RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Johnson 22 106 2 17 4.8 Fractious 11 46 0 14 4.2 Pinkney 6 25 0 25 4.2 Totals 39 177 2 25 4.5 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Pinkney 18-26-2 236 1 40 1 Allison 0-1-0 0 0 0 0 Totals 18-27-2 236 1 40 1 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Allison 9 124 1 40 Roach 2 25 0 15 Rogers 2 23 0 21 Johnson 2 22 0 13 Bryant 2 4 0 3 Good 1 38 0 38 Totals 18 236 1 40 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Dougherty 2 88 44.0 50 1 Totals 2 88 44.0 50 1 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Allison 2 8 0 8 Totals 2 8 0 8 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Johnson 2 52 0 40 Totals 2 52 0 40 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Ross 1 77 1 77 Best 1 37 0 37 Cotton 1 34 0 34 Slate 1 7 1 7 Parker 1 0 0 0 Totals 5 155 2 77 Tackle Leaders: Ross 8 (7-1), Cotton 7 (5-2), Wilson 7 (4-3), Bell 7 (3-4) Sacks: Hands 2-13, Robinson 1-3


SCORING SUMMARY Tennessee (#15/18) 3 10 14 Memphis 0 0 0 Attendance: 61,783; Weather: Clear, 73o

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UT-UM Drive Chart (Plays/Yds/TOP) First Quarter 7:12 UT

Wilhoit 28 FG

3-0 13/66/5:12

Second Quarter 12:26 UT Swain 5 pass from Ainge (Wilhoit kick) 0:21 UT Wilhoit 49 FG Third Quarter 12:17 UT 7:35 UT

10-0 17/97/7:54 13-0 9/67/2:35

Swain 51 pass from Ainge 20-0 (Wilhoit kick) 5/68/2:43 Meachem 84 pass from Ainge 27-0 (Wilhoit kick) 6/97/2:15

Fourth Quarter 12:26 UT B. Smith 7 pass from Ainge 34-0 (Wilhoit kick) 4/36/1:50 6:36 UT Yancey 10 run 41-0 (Wilhoit kick) 7/57/3:30 3:44 UM Calhoun 21 pass from Hankins 41-7 (Reagan kick) 1/21/0:10

FINAL TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Rushes-Yds Passing Yds Comp.-Att.-Int. Total Plays-Yds Avg./Play Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yds Punts-Avg. Punt Returns KO Returns Interceptions Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Sacks By

UT 25 12 13 0 52-205 361 25-29-0 81-566 7.0 2-2 3-30 1-44.0 1-6 2-43 1-0 37:22 11-16 1-2 0-0

UM 5 1 3 1 20-42 79 11-17-1 37-121 3.3 0-0 4-22 7-50.9 0-0 2-58 0-0 22:38 1-9 0-1 0-0

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — After a game like the Tigers played against in-state rival Tennessee, the head coach usually sums it up best. "I thought Tennessee played a great game, and they have a very good team," said Memphis mentor Tommy West. "Tennessee really handed it to us, and they were the more physical and better team." Indeed, Coach West's analysis was correct, as the No. 15/18ranked Volunteers manhandled the Tigers in almost every area, including the scoreboard where Tennessee posted an impressive 41-7 victory. The rivalry game was played before 61,783 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Numbers provide the proof for West's comments. • Total offense — UT 566, UofM 121 • Total offensive plays — UT 81, UofM 37 • Rushing yards — UT 205, UofM 42 • Passing yards — UT 361, UofM 79 • First downs — UT 25, UofM 5 • Possession time — UT 37:22, UofM 22:38 • 3rd-down conversions — UT 11-16, UofM 1-9 Junior quarterback Erik Ainge and the defense were the stars for the Volunteers. Ainge was 23of-27 passing for 324 yards and four touchdowns MEMPHIS

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RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Gaither 6 14 0 8 2.3 Doss 5 13 0 6 2.6 Williams, E. 3 12 0 12 4.0 Hankins 3 3 0 5 1.0 Byrne 1 0 0 0 0.0 Pitts 2 0 0 1 0.0 Totals 20 42 0 12 2.1 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Hankins 11-17-1 79 1 21 0 Totals 11-17-1 79 1 21 0 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Calhoun 3 29 1 21 Williams, E. 3 24 0 9 Russell 2 27 0 19 Scott 1 5 0 5 Doss 1 2 0 2 McCoy 1 -8 0 — Totals 11 79 1 21 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Gibson 7 356 50.9 73 3 Totals 7 356 50.9 73 3 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Totals 0 0 0 0 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg McCoy 1 31 0 31 Grandberry 1 27 0 27 Totals 2 58 0 31 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Totals 0 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: McCrary 16 (3-13), McDonald 14 (8-6), Jackson 13 (6-7) Sacks: None

(tied career high), one of which was a career-long 84-yard scoring strike to Robert Meachem. The Tennessee defense was just as impressive, holding the Tigers to under 100 yards of total offense until late in the fourth quarter. Memphis finished with 121 yards of total offense, which was the program's lowest offensive output since totaling only 115 yards against Ole Miss in 1999 (3-0 Ole Miss win). The Volunteer defense also held the Tigers to only five first downs, which were the fewest for a Memphis squad since the 1963 Ole Miss game when it also had five first downs. The lone bright spot for the Tigers was Michael Gibson's punting. The senior had seven punts for an outstanding 50.9 average. Gibson placed three punts inside the 5-yard line, and had a career-long 73-yard effort in the first quarter. The game started well for Memphis in the first quarter, and gave Tiger Nation some hope. On its first drive, Tennessee moved the ball down inside the Memphis 20, but the Tiger defense stopped the Volunteers and forced a James Wilhoit 28-yard field goal for a 3-0 lead. After the Tiger offense was held to a 3-and-out, Gibson's 73-yard punt pinned Tennessee at its own 3-yard line. The Volunteers moved the ball out to the 32, but on a 3rd-and-6 play, Memphis' Quinton McCrary picked off an Ainge pass and returned it 38 yards for a game-changing score. However, the Tiger defense was flagged for offsides on the play, nullifying the interception return for the touchdown. With new life, the Volunteers continued their drive into the second quarter when Ainge hit Jayson Swain for a five-yard score to give Tennessee a 10-0 lead. The Volunteers added another Wilhoit field goal before intermission for a 13-0 halftime advantage. When the second half began, the Tigers still had something to play for. Tennessee, though, dashed those hopes with two touchdown-scoring drives. The Volunteers took the second half-opening kickoff and drove 68 yards for a 20-0 lead. An Ainge-to-Swain 51-yard touchdown strike highlighted the drive. After Memphis went 3-and-out, a Gibson 70yard punt had Tennessee at its own 2-yard line. On the drive's sixth play, Ainge hooked up with Meachem for an 84-yard touchdown connection. The score gave Tennessee a 27-0 lead midway through the third quarter. The Volunteers tacked on two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter, before Memphis got on the board with a Martin Hankins-to-Duke Calhoun 21-yard scoring strike. McCrary (16 tackles), Brandon McDonald (14) and Greg Jackson (13) led the Memphis defensive charge. Meachem led the Volunteer receiving corps with four catches for 157 yards, while Swain had three receptions for 64 yards.

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TENNESSEE RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Coker 26 125 0 21 4.8 Hardesty 14 43 0 12 3.1 Yancey 5 24 1 10 4.8 Briscoe 1 11 0 11 11.0 B. Smith 2 10 0 7 5.0 Ainge 1 1 0 1 1.0 Crompton 1 1 0 1 1.0 Holbert 1 0 0 0 0.0 J. Williams 1 -10 0 — -10.0 Totals 52 205 1 21 3.9 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Ainge 23-27-0 324 4 84 0 Crompton 2-2-0 37 0 27 0 Totals 25-29-0 361 4 84 0 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg B. Smith 5 46 1 15 Brown 5 24 0 9 Meachem 4 157 1 84 Taylor 4 11 0 10 Swain 3 64 2 51 Hancock 1 27 0 27 Briscoe 1 23 0 23 Cottam 1 11 0 11 Hardesty 1 -2 0 — Totals 25 361 4 84 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Colquitt 1 44 44.0 44 0 Totals 1 44 44.0 44 0 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Hefney 1 6 0 6 Totals 1 6 0 6 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Taylor 1 25 0 25 Wade 1 18 0 18 Totals 2 43 0 25 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Hefney 1 0 0 0 Totals 1 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: M. Mitchell 6 (3-3), Karl 5 (4-1), Wade 5 (3-2) Sacks: None

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UAB 35, MEMPHIS 29 OCT. 7, 2006 • BIRMINGHAM, ALA.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — In sports, some teams just have others' number. For Memphis, the foe that has the Tigers’ number is long-time Conference USA rival UAB. The Blazers used a ball-control ground attack that racked up 279 rushing yards to post a 35-29 league victory over Memphis before a crowd of 20,644 at Legion Field. With the victory, UAB also won the first Battle for the Bones trophy, an annual award that is presented to the winner of the Tiger-Blazer contest. The UAB running back tandem of Corey White and Marculus Elliott did most of the damage. White rushed for 129 yards on 28 carries and three scores, while Elliott had 109 yards on 11 rushes. Blazer quarterback Chris Williams even got into the rushing game with 31 yards on nine carries and a touchdown. The Blazers' ground attack also controlled the clock, with UAB winning the time of possession 32:57-26:53. The home team also proved successful on third downs, converting 7-of-13 attempts. With UAB's control on the ground, Williams didn't have to do much via the air, but finished with 134 yards on 12-of-20 passing and a score. The Tiger offense, though, kept Memphis in the game. A week after amassing just over 100 yards of total offense in a loss to Tennessee, the Tigers returned to their old ways as they piled up 380 yards and 29 points. The Memphis offense even averaged nearly seven yards per play. The only setback — other than the final score — was the lack of a ground game. The Tigers managed only 77 rushing yards and had to rely on the arm of junior transfer quarterback Martin Hankins and the wide receivers. They didn't disappoint. Hankins was 22-of-30 passing for 303 yards and three touchdowns. On the receiving end, senior Ryan Scott and true freshman Duke Calhoun had a career night for the Tigers. Scott recorded a career-high 120 receiving yards on six receptions and a thrilling 82-yard score to open the game. The 82-yard reception was also a career high. Calhoun pulled in a career-best six catches for 81 yards and a score. As for the game, the offensive fireworks started on the first play from scrimmage and didn't stop. The Tigers received the game's opening kick-off, and on the first play, Hankins hooked up with Scott for an 82-yard scoring strike. The Blazers, though, answered with a touchdown on the ensuing drive. UAB took the ball 75 yards on 11 plays, and the drive ended in a White 1-yard touchdown run to tie the score at 7-all. From there in the first half, the score went backand-forth with UAB getting the final points on the board before halftime. The Tigers had just taken the lead 17-14 on a Hankins-to-Calhoun score with only 1:55 left before intermission. The Blazers took over on their own 20, but nine plays later, Williams hit Willie Edwards for a 26-yard scoring strike to

give UAB a 21-17 lead at the half. The Tigers responded early in the second half with nine-straight points to take a 26-21 lead. A Matt Reagan field goal at the 11:35 mark of the third quarter pulled Memphis to within 21-20, and six minutes later, Hankins hit Carlos Singleton from six yards out to give the Tigers a 26-21 advantage. UAB had the answer again. White hit paydirt twice in the last four minutes of the third quarter to take a 35-26 lead. The Blazers' first score was set up by Elliott's 62-yard run on the drive, while a Tiger fumble on the kickoff gave UAB a short field for the second score. The Tigers added another Reagan field goal with just over nine minutes left, and had an opportunity for a final game-winning drive. However, Memphis had to begin the drive from its own 3 with only 5:16 left, and two plays later, Hankins was picked off and the Tiger threat was ended. Reagan was 3-of-4 on his field goal attempts. Brandon McDonald, who led the Memphis defense with 12 total hits, had an interception, while Brandon Patterson also recorded a pick. Joe Henderson led the Blazer defense with 12 total tackles.

MEMPHIS RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Doss 18 62 0 13 Hankins 4 14 0 8 Williams, E. 2 2 0 6 Knockum 1 0 0 0 Russell 1 0 0 0 Gaither 1 -1 0 — Totals 27 77 0 13 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Hankins 22-30-1 303 3 82 Totals 22-30-1 303 3 82 RECEIVING No Yds TD Scott 6 120 1 Calhoun 6 81 1 Singleton 3 36 1 Williams, E. 2 40 0 Doss 2 9 0 Jones 1 14 0 Thomas 1 8 0 Russell 1 -5 0 Totals 22 303 3 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg Gibson 1 39 39.0 39 Totals 1 39 39.0 39 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Totals 0 0 0 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Pitts 2 36 0 Grandberry 1 21 0 Totals 3 57 0 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD McDonald 1 42 0 Patterson 1 29 0 Totals 2 71 0 Tackle Leaders: McDonald 12 (5-7), McCrary 8 (5-3) Sacks: Kasser 1.0-2, Douglas 1.0-2

SCORING SUMMARY Memphis 10 7 9 UAB 7 14 14 Attendance: 20,644; Weather: Clear, 73 o

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UM-UAB Drive Chart (Plays/Yds/TOP) First Quarter 14:33 UM

Scott 82 pass from Hankins 7-0 (Reagan kick) 1/82/0:17 10:31 UAB C. White 1 run 7-7 (Mullins kick) 11/75/3:47 6:33 UM Reagan 28 FG 10-7 4/9/1:35 Second Quarter 13:09 UAB Williams 1 run 10-14 (Mullins kick) 9/29/3:27 1:55 UM Calhoun 24 pass from Hankins 17-14 (Reagan kick) 8/75/3:48 0:00 UAB Edwards 26 pass from Williams 17-21 (Mullins kick) 9/80/1:49 Third Quarter 11:35 UM Reagan 26 FG 20-21 4/5/2:06 5:28 UM Singleton 6 pass from Hankins 26-21 (Thomas pass failed) 8/77/3:00 3:56 UAB C. White 2 run 26-28 (Mullins kick) 3/72/1:36 1:43 UAB C. White 11 run 26-35 (Mullins kick) 4/23/1:59 Fourth Quarter 9:10 UM Reagan 23 FG 29-35 16/74/7:21

FINAL TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Rushes-Yds Passing Yds Comp.-Att.-Int. Total Plays-Yds Avg./Play Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yds Punts-Avg. Punt Returns KO Returns Interceptions Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Sacks By

UM 18 6 11 1 27-77 303 22-30-1 57-380 6.7 1-1 4-40 1-39.0 0-0 3-57 2-71 26:53 6-12 0-1 1-4

UAB 22 14 7 1 50-279 134 12-20-2 70-413 5.9 3-0 5-45 3-42.0 0-0 6-126 1-0 32:57 7-13 1-1 0-0

UAB Avg 3.4 3.5 1.0 0.0 0.0 -1.0 2.9 Sck 0 0 Lg 82 24 25 26 5 14 8 — 82 I20 0 0 Lg 0 Lg 18 21 21 Lg 42 29 42

RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg White, C. 28 129 3 12 Elliott 11 109 0 62 Williams 9 31 1 22 Chaney 1 8 0 8 Brown 1 2 0 2 Totals 50 279 4 62 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Williams 12-20-2 134 1 26 Totals 12-20-2 134 1 26 RECEIVING No Yds TD Edwards 5 70 1 Mencer 4 42 0 Brown 1 12 0 Sigler 1 5 0 Chaney 1 5 0 Totals 12 134 1 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg Mullins 3 126 42.0 47 Totals 3 126 42.0 47 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Totals 0 0 0 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Elliott 5 115 0 Slaughter 1 11 0 Totals 6 126 0 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Sanders 1 0 0 Totals 1 0 0 Tackle Leaders: Henderson 12 (7-5), Evans 7 (4-3) Sacks: None

Avg 4.6 9.9 3.4 8.0 2.0 5.6 Sck 1 1 Lg 26 19 12 5 5 26 I20 1 1 Lg 0 Lg 37 11 37 Lg 0 0


SCORING SUMMARY Arkansas State 7 10 3 Memphis 6 0 10 Attendance: 31,758; Weather: Clear, 68o

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ASU-UM Drive Chart (Plays/Yds/TOP) First Quarter 10:33 UM

Reagan 28 FG

5:38 ASU Thompkins 16 run (Arauco kick) 3:03 UM Reagan 27 FG

0-3 12/53/4:27 7-3 9/60/4:55 7-6 7/57/2:35

Second Quarter 13:21 ASU Higgins 26 pass from Leonard 14-6 (Arauco kick) 9/76/4:42 0:21 ASU Arauco 33 FG 17-6 13/60/4:52 Third Quarter 9:24 UM Calhoun 49 pass from Hankins 17-13 (Reagan kick) 5/73/2:05 2:59 UM Reagan 28 FG 17-16 4/3/0:59 0:50 ASU Arauco 27 FG 20-16 8/57/2:09 Fourth Quarter 6:40 UM Doss 37 pass from Scott 20-23 (Reagan kick) 6/80/2:07 0:00 ASU Higgins 53 pass from Leonard 26-23 4/73/1:32

FINAL TEAM STATISTICS ASU 27 15 8 4 51-216 219 12-23-2 74-435 5.9 4-1 5-51 3-40.3 1-5 6-147 0-0 34:40 7-15 0-0 1-7

UM 19 8 9 2 31-127 215 13-28-0 59-342 5.8 1-0 9-80 4-49.5 2-22 4-67 2-13 25:20 3-11 0-1 4-24

ARKANSAS STATE

MEMPHIS RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Doss 18 69 0 9 3.8 Barnes 6 27 0 11 4.5 Williams, E. 3 19 0 15 6.3 Calhoun 1 7 0 7 7.0 Hankins 3 5 0 10 1.7 Totals 31 127 0 15 4.1 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Hankins 12-27-0 178 1 49 1 Scott 1-1-0 37 1 37 0 Totals 13-28-0 215 2 49 1 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Scott 3 28 0 12 Pratcher 3 17 0 7 Thomas 2 61 0 35 Williams, E. 2 14 0 7 Calhoun 1 49 1 49 Doss 1 37 1 37 Singleton 1 9 0 9 Totals 13 215 2 49 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Gibson 4 198 49.5 57 2 Totals 4 198 49.5 57 2 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg McDonald 2 22 0 15 Totals 2 22 0 15 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Barnes 2 40 0 22 Knockum 1 14 0 14 Spurlock 1 13 0 13 Totals 4 67 0 22 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Grant 1 13 0 13 Patterson 1 0 0 0 Totals 2 13 0 13 Tackle Leaders: McDonald 9 (4-5), Jackson 9 (4-5), Grant 9 (3-6) Sacks: Terrell 1.5-10, Mills 1.0-8, Douglas 1.0-4, Jackson 0.5-2

when the Indians defeated the Tigers 17-13 in Memphis. The Indians had control of the contest at the break, and it seemed as if they would easily end the losing streak to Memphis. In the first half, Arkansas State jumped out to a 17-6 lead, but other numbers told how much the Indians controlled the game. Arkansas State outgained Memphis 262-140 in total yards, including a sizable 168-49 yard differential on the ground. The Indians also had won the time of possession and first down battles in the first half. But, that's why they play two halves. The Tiger offense came out after the intermission and immediately cut the Indian lead to 17-13 with 9:24 left in the third quarter. Memphis put together a quick five-play, 73-yard drive that ended in a Martin Hankins-to-Duke Calhoun 49yard scoring strike. Later in the third quarter, the Memphis defense got in the act when Brandon Patterson intercepted a Leonard pass at the Indian 14-yard line. Four plays later, the Tigers sliced the Arkansas State lead to 17-16 on a Matt Reagan 28-yard field goal. The Indians' Josh Arauco hit a 27-yard field goal with under a minute left in the third quarter to give Arkansas State some breathing room at 20-16 and to set up the final quarter's wild finish. The Tigers got the fourth period fireworks started. Starting on its own 20, Memphis moved to the Indian 37, where the Tigers reached into their bag of tricks. Hankins tossed a lateral to wide receiver Ryan Scott, who then hit Joseph Doss on a 37-yard touchdown connection. The 23-20 lead was the Tigers' first since leading 3-0 early in the first quarter. The Indians responded quickly, returning the ensuing kickoff to midfield. Arkansas State moved the ball to the Memphis 36, but on 3rd-and-14, Leonard's pass was intercepted by Heath Grant with only four minutes left. With the ball and the Indians having only two timeouts, all Memphis had to do was get one first down to run out the clock. However, the Arkansas State defense stepped up to the challenge, forcing a Memphis punt and giving its offense the final chance it needed to win the game. The Indian offense had good balance with 216 rushing yards and 219 passing yards. Leonard finished 12-of-23 passing for 219 yards and two scores. Cedric Wilkerson led the Indian ground attack with 116 yards on 23 carries. Doss led Memphis’ rushing game with 69 yards, while Hankins was 12-of-27 passing for 178 yards. Calhoun had only one reception for 49 yards, but it was for a score. It was the fourth-straight game Calhoun had a touchdown reception.

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RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Wilkerson 23 116 0 27 5.0 Arnold 13 53 0 10 4.1 Leonard 13 35 0 20 2.7 Thompkins 1 16 1 16 16.0 Team 1 -4 0 — -4.0 Totals 51 216 1 27 4.2 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Leonard 12-23-2 219 2 53 4 Totals 12-23-2 219 2 53 4 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Jones 3 73 0 33 Johnson 3 28 0 13 Higgins 2 79 2 53 Wilkerson 2 23 0 19 Dejohnette 1 12 0 12 Thompkins 1 4 0 4 Totals 12 219 2 53 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Shrable 3 121 40.3 44 0 Totals 3 121 40.3 44 0 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Vincent 1 5 0 5 Totals 1 5 0 5 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Thompkins 5 131 0 40 Miller 1 16 0 16 Totals 6 147 0 40 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Totals 0 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: Wade 7 (5-2), Toney 5 (5-0), Burns 5 (4-1), Hickman 5 (3-2), McKinnon, K. 5 (2-3) Sacks: Ramage 1.0-7

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — At some point, luck has to change. That's what many Tiger fans thought when Memphis not only took a lead with under seven minutes to play, but seemingly secured the win with an interception with only four minutes left. However, luck sometimes has a way of changing sides quickly, and that's what happened in the closing seconds of Arkansas State's miraculous 26-23 win over Memphis before 31,758 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Down 23-20 with only 1:32 on the clock, Arkansas State had one final opportunity, as the Indians began a drive from their own 27. Two plays later, it looked as if the Tigers sacked Arkansas State quarterback Corey Leonard, and along with him, hopes for a comeback win. But, Memphis was flagged for a personal foul penalty, keeping the Indian drive alive. Three plays later, the ball sat on the Indian 47-yard line with only six seconds left. On the play called "Hail Mary Left," Leonard rolled left and heaved a 53-yard prayer to the end zone. Patrick Higgins answered the prayer when he caught the pass for the game-winning touchdown as time expired. After a review by the officials, the play stood and the Indians ended a 10-game losing streak to the Tigers. Prior to this win, the last time Arkansas State posted a victory in the series was in 1989

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First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Rushes-Yds Passing Yds Comp.-Att.-Int. Total Plays-Yds Avg./Play Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yds Punts-Avg. Punt Returns KO Returns Interceptions Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Sacks By

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TULSA 35, MEMPHIS 14 OCT. 21, 2006 • MEMPHIS, TENN.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — When coaches talk about playing a perfect game, they are usually referring to playing a mistake-free contest. In that perfect game, the team has a couple of turnovers — maybe none — and few penalties. And the probability of victory increases. In those terms, the Tigers played a nearly perfect game against Conference USA leader Tulsa. However, it wasn't enough as the Golden Hurricane proved why they are the defending C-USA champion with an impressive 3514 win before a crowd of 30,059 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Memphis played a solid errorfree contest. The Tigers did not fumble the ball once, and their only turnover was a Martin Hankins interception late in the contest that Tulsa did not convert into points. Memphis also was penalized only two times for 23 yards. On the other side, the Golden Hurricane were penalized five times for 55 yards and had a pass intercepted. Tulsa also fumbled once, but recovered it. However, the Golden Hurricane are atop Conference USA for two reasons — solid offense and stingy defense. Tulsa piled up 356 yards of total offense, but even more impressive was that the Golden Hurricane averaged 6.7 yards per play. Tulsa's balanced attack had 139 rushing yards and 217 passing yards. The Golden Hurricane defense held the Tigers to 232 total yards, including only 75 on the ground. Memphis managed only 3.5 yards per play. Another key to Tulsa's victory was the offense's efficiency on third downs, converting 7-of-9 attempts. Memphis was 8-of-16 on third down conversions. The game was the Golden Hurricane's from the start, scoring the first two touchdowns and never looking back. Tulsa took the contest's opening kickoff and put together a 16-play, 80-yard drive that took nine minutes off the clock and also set the tone for the game. Courtney Tennial's 1-yard touchdown run put the exclamation point on the drive and gave Tulsa a 7-0 lead. The Tigers got the ensuing possession, but the Tulsa defense allowed Memphis only one first down and forced a punt. On the drive, Tiger junior tailback Joseph Doss reached a miletone. On a 2nd-and-five play, Doss picked up 14 yards, and the rush pushed him over 1,000 yards for his career, becoming the 28th player in Memphis history to accomplish the feat. After the Tiger punt, Tulsa used the same blueprint of its first drive and put together another 80-yard scoring drive. This time, the Golden Hurricane took 6:05 off the clock, and when Paul Davis hooked up with Ryan Bugg for a 41-yard touchdown strike, the visitors led 14-0 with 12:55 left in the first half. The scoring play was one of Tulsa's third-down conversions in the game, as the Golden Hurricane's touchdown came on a 3rd-and-10. Memphis answered Tulsa's second score with

a 12-play, 73-yard touchdown drive. The Tigers had a good mixture of run and pass on the possession, moving the ball to the Tulsa 4-yard line. From there, Doss found the end zone to put Memphis on the board. Again, the Golden Hurricane proved why they were challenging for a secondstraight C-USA title. Tulsa began the next drive at its own 46, and moved the ball to the Tiger 4. Dexter Taylor hit paydirt from there for a 21-7 Golden Hurricane lead. Tulsa quarterback Paul Smith was perfect on the drive, going 4-of-4 passing for 42 yards. The Tigers never threatened Tulsa again the remainder of the contest. Tennial added two more scores in the second half on runs of two and three yards. Memphis managed a second touchdown on a Hankins-to-Carlos Singleton 13-yard touchdown pass. Hankins finished the contest 24-of-37 passing for 157 yards. Ryan Scott was Hankins' main target with six receptions for 53 yards. Tennial led the Tulsa ground game with 98 yards, while Smith was 17-of-20 passing for 217 yards. Idris Moss caught six passes for 59 yards to lead the Golden Hurricane receiving corps. Brandon Patterson and Wesley Smith led the Tiger defense with seven tackles apiece. Junior cornerback LaKeitharun Ford picked off his first career pass in the second quarter. Bobby Blackshire led the Tulsa defense with eight tackles (all solo) and one TFL. TULSA RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Tennial 21 98 3 17 4.7 Taylor 4 24 1 12 6.0 Moss 1 6 0 6 6.0 Smith 5 6 0 5 1.2 Adams 2 5 0 3 2.5 Totals 33 139 4 17 4.2 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Smith 17-20-1 217 1 54 0 Totals 17-20-1 217 1 54 0 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Moss 6 59 0 33 Adams 5 91 0 54 Bugg 2 40 1 41 Grooms 1 14 0 14 Henderson 1 11 0 11 Curtis 1 3 0 3 Kizer 1 -1 0 — Totals 17 217 1 54 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Smith 1 46 46.0 46 1 Totals 1 46 46.0 46 1 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Moss 1 4 0 4 Totals 1 4 0 4 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Moss 2 65 0 41 Totals 2 65 0 41 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Chamberlain 1 13 0 13 Totals 1 13 0 13 Tackle Leaders: Blackshire 8 (8-0), Graham 5 (5-0), Boyd 5 (3-2), Coleman 5 (2-3) Sacks: Spotwood 1.0-9, Latu 2.0-8

SCORING SUMMARY Tulsa 7 14 7 Memphis 0 7 0 Attendance: 30,059; Weather: Cloudy, 60 o

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TU-UM Drive Chart (Plays/Yds/TOP) First Quarter 6:00 TU

Tennial 1 run (Tracy kick)

7-0 16/80/9:00

Second Quarter 12:55 TU Bugg 41 pass from Smith 14-0 (Tracy kick) 12/80/6:05 8:33 UM Doss 4 run 14-7 (Reagan kick) 12/73/4:22 3:53 TU Taylor 4 run 21-7 (Tracy kick) 8/54/4:40 Third Quarter 0:13 TU Tennial 2 run 28-7 (Tracy kick) 5/35/2:48 Fourth Quarter 11:30 UM Singleton 13 pass from Hankins 28-14 (Reagan kick) 9/57/3:43 9:13 TU Tennial 3 run 35-14 (Tracy kick) 4/59/2:17

FINAL TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Rushes-Yds Passing Yds Comp.-Att.-Int. Total Plays-Yds Avg./Play Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yds Punts-Avg. Punt Returns KO Returns Interceptions Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Sacks By

TU 18 9 9 0 33-139 217 17-20-1 53-356 6.7 1-0 5-55 1-46.0 1-4 2-65 1-13 30:49 7-9 1-1 3-17

UM 21 10 8 3 29-75 157 24-38-1 67-232 3.5 0-0 2-23 3-33.3 0-0 5-86 1-39 29:11 8-16 3-3 0-0

MEMPHIS RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Doss 21 80 1 14 3.8 Barnes 4 10 0 6 2.5 Williams, E. 1 2 0 2 2.0 Hankins 3 -17 0 — -5.7 Totals 29 75 1 14 2.6 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Hankins 24-37-1 157 1 15 3 Team 0-1-0 0 0 0 0 Totals 24-38-1 157 1 15 3 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Scott 6 53 0 13 Singleton 5 44 1 13 Calhoun 5 24 0 15 Doss 2 15 0 12 Russell 2 10 0 6 McCoy 1 4 0 4 Barnes 1 3 0 3 Hinds 1 3 0 3 Knockum 1 1 0 1 Totals 24 157 1 15 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Gibson 3 100 33.3 55 1 Totals 3 100 33.3 55 1 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Totals 0 0 0 0 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Barnes 4 81 0 33 Spurlock 1 5 0 5 Totals 5 86 0 33 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Ford 1 39 0 39 Totals 1 39 0 39 Tackle Leaders: Patterson 7 (5-2), Smith 7 (3-4), McDonald 6 (2-4) Sacks: None


SCORING SUMMARY Memphis 7 3 10 7 — Marshall 7 14 14 6 — o Attendance: 29,204; Weather: Partly Cloudy, 49

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UM-MU Drive Chart (Plays/Yds/TOP) First Quarter 3:51 UM

Doss 1 run (Reagan kick) Slate 75 pass from Morris (Binswanger kick) Second Quarter 9:57 MU Bradshaw 1 run (Binswanger kick) 5:52 UM Reagan 31 FG 2:51 MU

0:38 MU Third Quarter 9:44 UM 9:11 MU 4:29 MU 1:08 UM

7-0 12/75/5:50 7-7 1/80/0:53

7-14 13/66/6:46 10-14 13/65/4:05 Spann 14 pass from Skinner 10-21 (Binswanger kick) 12/80/2:15 Reagan 23 FG

13-21 16/75/5:16 Bradshaw 52 run 13-28 (Binswanger kick) 1/52/0:22 Bradshaw 26 pass from Skinner 13-35 (Binswanger kick) 6/41/3:05 Scott 27 pass from Hankins 20-35 (Reagan kick) 8/82/3:10

Fourth Quarter 6:31 MU Spillman 85 interception return 20-41 (Binswanger kick failed) 5:47 UM Russell 45 pass from Hankins 27-41 (Reagan kick) 2/68/0:32

FINAL TEAM STATISTICS UM 23 8 13 2 37-147 322 26-42-3 79-469 5.9 2-1 7-53 2-43.0 1-0 5-67 0-0 32:57 7-16 2-4 1-3

MU 16 6 10 0 31-130 278 15-24-0 55-408 7.4 2-2 5-39 2-43.0 1-9 4-61 3-85 27:03 8-14 2-2 1-12

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MARSHALL RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Bradshaw 25 125 2 52 5.0 Small 1 11 0 11 11.0 Morris 1 1 0 1 1.0 Skinner 2 -3 0 — -1.5 Team 2 -4 0 — -2.0 Totals 31 130 2 52 4.2 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Skinner 13-21-0 184 2 26 1 Morris 2-3-0 94 1 75 0 Totals 15-24-0 278 3 75 1 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Slate 4 135 1 75 Fitzgerald 4 27 0 10 Morris 3 49 0 21 Spann 2 22 1 14 Bradshaw 1 26 1 26 Edmonson 1 19 0 19 Totals 15 278 3 75 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 O'Connor 2 86 43.0 46 0 Totals 2 86 43.0 46 0 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Spann 1 9 0 9 Totals 1 9 0 9 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Hoskins 1 29 0 29 Small 1 24 0 24 Souder 1 8 0 8 Wynn 1 0 0 0 Totals 4 61 0 29 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Spillman 1 85 1 85 Keyes 1 0 0 0 Totals 2 85 1 85 Tackle Leaders: Couch 13 (2-11), Johnson 11 (5-6), Spillman 11 (2-9), Keyes 10 (6-4) Sacks: McClellan 0.5-6, Greer 0.5-6

Ryan Scott (7 catches), Carlos Singleton (6) and Duke Calhoun (5) each hauling in five or more receptions. However, Memphis was hindered by a Marshall offense which scored three of its touchdowns in six or fewer plays. After the Tigers grabbed a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, the Thundering Herd showed its quick-strike capability. On its first offensive play of their second drive, Bernard Morris hooked up with Cody Slate for a 75-yard touchdown connection to tie the game at 7-all. Marshall added two more touchdowns in the first half. Ahmad Bradshaw's 1-yard scoring run gave the Thundering Herd their first lead at 14-7 early in the second quarter. After a Matt Reagan field goal pulled the Tigers to within 14-10, Marshall quarterback Jimmy Skinner hit Emmanuel Spann from 14 yards out for a touchdown and a 21-10 lead at the intermission. Reagan's second field goal of the game made the score 21-13 early in the third quarter, but then the Thundering Herd struck again quickly. Bradshaw, who finished the game with 125 yards on 25 rushes, found running room around the right side and rambled 52 yards for a score. The Marshall scoring drive was one play and took only 22 seconds, increasing the home squad's lead to 28-13. The Thundering Herd's next possession took a little longer — six plays, 3:05 time of possession — and produced the same result. The drive culminated in a Bradshaw 26-yard scoring strike from Skinner to give Marshall a 35-13 advantage and seemingly put the game out of reach. But, the last couple of weeks, Tiger head coach Tommy West has stated there is no quit in his squad, and that proved true down the stretch. Memphis answered with a late third quarter touchdown to cut the Marshall lead to 35-20. The score came when Hankins found Scott from 27 yards out to put an exclamation point on an eightplay, 82-yard drive. Early in the fourth quarter, the Tiger defense forced a Marshall fumble at the Thundering Herd 37-yard line. Memphis moved the ball to the Marshall 2 and was looking to draw closer, but the Tigers fumbled and the Thundering Herd recovered. Tiger hopes, though, were not over just yet. The Tiger defense stepped up again and forced Marshall into a 3-and-out and a punt. Memphis took over on its own 45 and moved down to the Thundering Herd 15-yard line. But, mistakes hurt the Tigers again. On a 4th-and-5, Marshall's C.J. Spillman intercepted Hankins' pass attempt and returned it 85 yards for the game-clinching score.

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RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Doss 20 80 1 23 4.0 Barnes 5 40 0 16 8.0 Pitts 8 30 0 9 3.8 Calhoun 1 9 0 9 9.0 Hankins 3 -12 0 2 -4.0 Totals 37 147 1 23 4.0 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Hankins 26-42-3 322 2 45 1 Totals 26-42-3 322 2 45 1 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Scott 7 69 1 27 Singleton 6 70 0 31 Calhoun 5 59 0 33 Hinds 4 34 0 14 Russell 2 83 1 45 Doss 1 5 0 5 Williams, E. 1 2 0 2 Totals 26 322 2 45 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Gibson 2 86 43.0 46 0 Totals 2 86 43.0 46 0 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg McDonald 1 0 0 0 Totals 1 0 0 0 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Grandberry 1 25 0 25 Barnes 1 22 0 22 Spurlock 1 9 0 9 McCoy 1 8 0 8 Griffin 1 3 0 3 Totals 5 67 0 25 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Totals 0 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: McCrary 10 (4-6), Jackson 9 (3-6), Grant 9 (3-6) Sacks: Terrell 1.0-3

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. — Sometimes the outcomes of games like the Tigers played against Marshall are hard to comprehend. Memphis outgained the Thundering Herd in total yardage, rushing yardage and passing yardage. The Tigers also posted more first downs (23-16), had over 20 more offensive plays (79-55) and held the ball nearly six minutes (32:57-27:03) longer than Marshall. All those stats usually churn out a victory for Memphis. However, that wasn't the case in the Tigers' first-ever football trip to the state of West Virginia. Marshall used a quick-strike offense and an opportunistic defense to record a 41-27 Conference USA win over Memphis before a Homecoming crowd of 29,204. The loss eliminated the Tigers from bowl eligibility, as they dropped to 1-7 on the season. The Memphis ground game came to life in Huntington with 147 yards on 37 carries. Doss put together another 80-yard rushing game against Marshall. He also had 80 yards against Tulsa the previous week. Miguel Barnes added 40 yards on five carries, while T.J. Pitts rushed for 30 yards on eight carries. The Tigers' passing game returned to early season form with over 300 yards. Martin Hankins was 26-of-42 passing for 322 yards and two scores. Hankins hit seven different receivers, with

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SOUTHERN MISS 42, MEMPHIS 21 NOV. 5, 2006 • MEMPHIS, TENN.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Sometimes even the best efforts aren't rewarded. Since the Tigers' 2006 fortunes turned downward midway through the season, head coach Tommy West has continually talked about how his players have not given up and are still playing hard. However, sometimes giving a solid effort is not enough. That was the case in Memphis' 42-21 loss to Southern Miss before a crowd of 28,103 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. The Tigers fell behind big early, but did not give in and fought to the game's final horn. The Golden Eagles struck early and often in building a lead that Memphis could not overcome. Southern Miss jumped out to a 280 advantage before the Tigers got on the board. Three of the Golden Eagles' first four touchdowns came from a quick-strike offense that needed only six plays or fewer to score. Southern Miss' first touchdown was more Golden Eagle-like, grinding out a 13-play, 91-yard drive to go up 7-0. The drive was capped when Jeremy Young found Chris Johnson from seven yards out. The Young touchdown toss was his first of three in the game. After that lengthy drive, the Golden Eagles didn't take long on their next three scores. A Damion Fletcher 1-yard run ended a five-play drive for a 140 Southern Miss lead, and then Young hooked up with Anthony Perine to increase the advantage to 21-0 at the end of the first quarter. The touchdown strike capped a three-play, 73-yard drive. In the second quarter, a Southern Miss six-play, 50-yard drive culminated in a Bobby Weakley 1yard touchdown run. Down 28-0, Memphis could have folded and went through the motions the rest of the contest. But, as their head coach said, the Tigers didn't quit. Memphis answered Southern Miss' last score with an impressive eight-play, 62-yard drive. The Tigers finished off the possession with a Joseph Doss 1-yard scoring run. On the drive, Tiger quarterback Martin Hankins was 2-of-2 passing for 47 yards. On the ensuing kickoff, Ladarius Webb returned the ball to the Memphis 40-yard line, giving the Golden Eagles a short field with which to work. They took advantage of it. Three plays later, Young found Johnson again — this time from 24 yards out — for a 35-7 Southern Miss lead. Memphis, though, had the last say before intermission. Starting on their own 20 with only 2:02 left, the Tigers covered the 80 yards in only six plays to cut the lead to 35-14 at the half. Hankins continued his hot hand, hitting 6-of-6 for all 80 yards on the drive. After a scoreless third quarter, each team added another touchdown in the final period for the 42-21 final. The Golden Eagles struck first when backup quarterback Stephen Reaves connected with Shawn Nelson on a 19-yard scoring strike. The Tigers answered with a Duke Calhoun 3-yard run.

Southern Miss, known for its conservative offense through the years, showed a balanced attack against the Tigers. The Golden Eagles piled up 486 yards of total offense (254 rushing, 232 passing) and averaged 7.5 yards per play. Memphis had 309 yards of total offense (158 rushing, 151 passing). Doss led the Tiger rushing attack with 105 yards on 22 carries. It was his second 100-yard rushing game of the season. He rushed for 112 yards in the 2006 season opener at Ole Miss. Hankins was 12-of-32 passing for 151 yards. Tory Harrison paced the Southern Miss ground attack with 138 yards on 12 carries (11.5 average). Young and Reaves combined for 15-of-25 passing for 232 yards and four touchdowns. Perine was the favorite target, hauling in four receptions for 73 yards and a score. Greg Jackson and Greg Terrell led the Tiger defense with nine tackles apiece. Brandon Sumrall (12 tackles) and Gerald McRath (11 tackles) led the Golden Eagle defense. Prior to the game, DeAngelo Williams, the NCAA career all-purpose yardage leader and AllAmerica running back, was honored as the school retired his No. 20. In the break between the first and second quarters, former Memphis baseball standout Dan Uggla was honored. Uggla, who plays for the Florida Marlins, was a 2006 MLB All-Star. SOUTHERN MISS RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Harrison 12 138 0 50 Fletcher 16 50 1 6 Chanove 4 33 0 20 Barnes 1 20 0 20 Morgan 1 5 0 5 Young 3 4 0 6 Weakley 3 4 1 2 Totals 40 254 2 50 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Young 11-21-0 193 3 42 Reaves 4-4-0 39 1 19 Totals 15-25-0 232 4 42 RECEIVING No Yds TD Perine 4 73 1 Nelson 2 35 1 Johnson 2 31 2 Singleton 2 26 0 Palmer 1 42 0 Fletcher 1 12 0 Morgan 1 11 0 Carter 1 6 0 Harrison 1 -4 0 Totals 15 232 4 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg Barefoot 4 125 31.2 35 Totals 4 125 31.2 35 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Faulk 3 35 0 Totals 3 35 0 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Sumrall 2 31 0 Webb 1 36 0 Morgan 1 13 0 Totals 4 80 0 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Totals 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: Sumrall 12 (9-3), McRath 11 (5-6) Sacks: None

Southern Miss 21 14 0 7 — 42 Memphis 0 14 0 7 — 21 o Attendance: 28,103; Weather: Partly Cloudy, 59 USM-UM Drive Chart (Plays/Yds/TOP) First Quarter 9:46 USM Johnson 7 pass from Young 7-0 (McCaleb kick) 13/91/5:14 5:58 USM Fletcher 1 run 14-0 (McCaleb kick) 5/59/1:47 0:28 USM Perine 27 pass from Young 21-0 (McCaleb kick) 3/73/1:14 Second Quarter 6:57 USM Weakley 1 run 28-0 (McCaleb kick) 6/50/2:52 3:13 UM Doss 1 run 28-7 (Reagan kick) 8/62/3:44 2:02 USM Johnson 24 pass from Young 35-7 (McCaleb kick) 3/40/1:11 0:42 UM Williams 35 pass from Hankins 35-14 (Reagan kick) 6/80/1:20 Fourth Quarter 8:17 USM Nelson 19 pass from Reaves 42-14 (McCaleb kick) 11/84/5:46 4:33 UM Calhoun 3 run 42-21 (Reagan kick) 9/53/3:44

FINAL TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Rushes-Yds Passing Yds Comp.-Att.-Int. Total Plays-Yds Avg./Play Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yds Punts-Avg. Punt Returns KO Returns Interceptions Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Sacks By

USM 23 11 9 3 40-254 232 15-25-0 65-486 7.5 0-0 10-76 4-31.2 3-35 4-80 0-0 31:10 5-11 1-1 0-0

UM 17 9 6 2 32-158 151 12-34-0 66-309 4.7 0-0 6-60 7-33.6 2-40 5-130 0-0 28:50 3-15 3-3 0-0

MEMPHIS Avg 11.5 3.1 8.2 20.0 5.0 1.3 1.3 6.3 Sck 0 0 0 Lg 35 19 24 21 42 12 11 6 — 42 I20 2 2 Lg 12 12 Lg 16 36 13 36 Lg 0

RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Doss 22 105 1 32 4.8 Calhoun 3 16 1 7 5.3 Hankins 2 12 0 9 6.0 Williams, E. 2 11 0 13 5.5 Pitts, T.J. 2 10 0 9 5.0 Hinds 1 4 0 4 4.0 Totals 32 158 2 32 4.9 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Hankins 12-32-0 151 1 35 0 Byrne 0-2-0 0 0 0 0 Totals 12-34-0 151 1 35 0 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Doss 3 25 0 19 Williams, E. 2 42 1 35 Calhoun 2 20 0 14 Singleton 1 29 0 29 Hinds 1 18 0 18 Scott 1 8 0 8 Knockum 1 5 0 5 Pratcher 1 4 0 4 Totals 12 151 1 35 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Gibson 6 230 38.3 44 1 Hankins 1 5 5.0 5 0 Totals 7 235 33.6 44 1 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg McDonald 2 40 0 31 Totals 2 40 0 31 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Grandberry 3 94 0 47 McCoy 2 36 0 20 Totals 5 130 0 47 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Totals 0 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: Jackson 9 (4-5), Terrell 9 (2-7), McDonald 8 (4-4) Sacks: None


SCORING SUMMARY UCF 14 3 3 6 — 26 Memphis 7 10 0 7 — 24 o Attendance: 20,611; Weather: Partly Cloudy, 44 UCF-UM Drive Chart (Plays/Yds/TOP) First Quarter 11:34 UCF Walker 29 pass from Moffett 7-0 (Torres kick) 7/74/3:26 5:32 UCF Smith 3 pass from Moffett 14-0 (Torres kick) 7/82/3:40 3:38 UM Calhoun 24 pass from Hankins 14-7 (Reagan kick) 3/32/1:54 Second Quarter 12:54 UM Doss 28 pass from Hankins 14-14 (Reagan kick) 8/94/2:53 7:54 UCF Torres 22 FG 17-14 10/68/5:00 0:07 UM Reagan 40 FG 17-17 13/57/1:49 Third Quarter 12:20 UCF Torres 36 FG 20-17 6/16/1:47 Fourth Quarter 14:12 UCF Torres 33 FG 23-17 9/76/3:38 10:40 UM Calhoun 26 pass from Hankins 23-24 (Reagan kick) 7/60/3:32 3:01 UCF Torres 18 FG 26-24 14/71/7:39

FINAL TEAM STATISTICS UCF 23 10 13 0 44-148 319 19-28-0 72-467 6.5 0-0 2-20 3-33.7 1-12 5-106 0-0 36:15 7-14 0-0 1-6

UM 18 4 13 1 19-78 287 28-43-0 62-365 5.9 0-0 2-20 4-44.2 0-0 7-167 0-0 23:45 5-14 2-4 0-0

UCF

MEMPHIS RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Doss 12 59 0 20 Hinds 3 14 0 6 Calhoun 1 10 0 10 Gaither 1 1 0 1 Williams, E. 1 0 0 0 Jones 1 -6 0 — Totals 19 78 0 20 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Hankins 27-41-0 272 3 32 Pratcher 1-1-0 15 0 15 Team 0-1-0 0 0 0 Jones 0-0-0 0 0 0 Totals 28-43 287 3 32 RECEIVING No Yds TD Scott 8 47 0 Calhoun 6 100 2 Pratcher 3 21 0 Jones 3 12 0 Williams, E. 2 35 0 Doss 2 25 1 Bentley 1 16 0 Hankins 1 15 0 Hinds 1 10 0 Singleton 1 6 0 Totals 28 287 3 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg Gibson 4 177 44.2 47 Totals 4 177 44.2 47 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Totals 0 0 0 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Grandberry 6 138 0 Hinds 1 29 0 Totals 7 167 0 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Totals 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: Smith 13 (6-7), McCrary 10 (4-6) Sacks: None

Avg 4.9 4.7 10.0 1.0 0.0 -6.0 4.1 Sck 0 0 0 1 1 Lg 8 32 9 6 19 28 16 15 10 6 32 I20 2 2 Lg 0 Lg 61 29 61 Lg 0

and hit Duke Calhoun from 28 yards out for the go-ahead touchdown. With 10:40 left, Memphis held a 24-23 lead. The Golden Knights, however, had one final drive in them. And the drive not only ended in points, but also ate up over seven minutes of the clock. Starting the possession on its own 28, UCF put together a 14-play, 71-yard drive that lasted 7:39. Michael Torres, who was 4-of-4 on his field goal attempts, connected from 18 yards out to put the Golden Knights back on top at 26-24 with only 3:01 remaining. Of the 14 plays, 12 were rushes and 57 of the 71 yards on the drive came via the UCF ground game. The Tigers had one final opportunity and drove the ball to the UCF 34. But, mistakes forced Memphis to turn the ball over on downs, and the Golden Knights escaped with the win. As they did a week earlier, the Tigers spotted the visitors a lead. UCF took advantage, building a first-quarter 14-0 lead. Golden Knight quarterback Steven Moffett, who was 19-of-28 passing for 319 yards, put UCF ahead with two touchdown strikes. The first touchdown pass was to Mike Walker from 29 yards out just a little over three minutes into the game. The second score came six minutes later when Moffett hooked up with Shane Smith for a three-yard touchdown. But, unlike the previous week against Southern Miss, the Tigers responded quickly. In a six-minute span from the end of the first period into the second quarter, Memphis tied the contest at 14-all on two Hankins' touchdown tosses. Hankins' first scoring pass came when he found Calhoun on a 24-yard touchdown strike with 3:38 left in the first quarter. Two minutes into the second period, Hankins hit Joseph Doss with a 28-yard score to tie the game. The teams traded field goals for a 17-all score at the intermission. After halftime, Torres hit two field goals to give UCF a 23-17 lead and set up the final 10:40 of the game. The Tiger ground game — which had over 100 yards in each of the previous two games — was held to only 78 yards on 19 carries. Memphis had 287 passing yards. UCF had a balanced offensive attack with 148 rushing yards and 319 passing yards. Hankins finished the contest 27-of-41 passing for 272 yards and three touchdowns. His favorite target was Calhoun, who had six catches for 100 yards and two scores. It was Calhoun's second 100-yard receiving game of his young career. Ryan Scott had eight catches for 47 yards. Kevin Smith led the UCF ground attack with 93 yards on 28 carries. Wesley Smith led the Tiger defense with 13 total hits, while Quinton McCrary added 10 tackles. Travonti Johnson paced the UCF defense with 10 tackles. Neither defense forced a turnover in the game.

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RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Smith, K. 28 93 0 9 3.3 Peters 10 37 0 7 3.7 Smith, P. 3 19 0 12 6.3 Moffett 1 3 0 3 3.0 Team 2 -4 0 — -2.0 Totals 44 148 0 12 3.4 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Moffett 19-28-0 319 2 40 0 Totals 19-28-0 319 2 40 0 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Ross 6 135 0 40 Walker 6 131 1 29 Smith, K. 3 19 0 11 Smith, S. 2 17 1 14 Rabazinski 1 11 0 11 James 1 6 0 6 Totals 19 319 2 40 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Horner 3 101 33.7 39 2 Totals 3 101 33.7 39 2 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Turner 1 12 0 12 Totals 1 12 0 12 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Johnson, Travonti 4 93 0 38 Francis 1 13 0 13 Totals 5 106 0 38 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Totals 0 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: Travonti Johnson 10 (10-0), Allen 7 (6-1), Venson 7 (5-2) Sacks: Fowler 1.0-6

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Some coaches and players say all losses feel the same. But, there are some losses that hurt a little more than others. Memphis entered its game against Conference USA East Division rival UCF on a seven-game losing streak. A narrow 26-24 setback to the Golden Knights extended the Tigers' skid to eight straight, but it's how the home team lost that made it hard to take for coaches, players and fans. For a second-straight week, the Tigers spotted the opponent a lead — this time, a 14-0 advantage — only to come back and take a lead late in the game. However, most of the 20,611 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium went home disappointed as the Golden Knights got a late-game field goal for the victory. In the "quick-strike" era of college football, time of possession is rarely a factor anymore. But, in close calls like UCF's 26-24 win, possession time can tell the story. The Golden Knights held the ball over 12 minutes more than Memphis (36:15-23:45), and UCF used a ball-control offense on its game-winning drive. Down 23-17 at the start of the fourth quarter, the Tigers didn't quit. After a UCF field goal pushed the lead to six points, Greg Hinds returned the ensuing kickoff to the Memphis 40 to set up the Tigers' scoring drive. On the possession, quarterback Martin Hankins was 3-of-4 passing for 53 yards

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UCF 26, MEMPHIS 24 NOV. 11, 2006 • MEMPHIS, TENN.


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HOUSTON 23, MEMPHIS 20 (OT) NOV. 18, 2006 • MEMPHIS, TENN.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It appeared that the Tiger seniors were going to get their wish – to leave Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium with a win. Despite Houston entering the contest with the C-USA championship in grasp, the Memphis football team gave its fans some serious fireworks to close out its final home game of the 2006 campaign, taking Conference USA’s best team to overtime before falling 23-20 to the Cougars. The Tigers have had good success against the Cougars in recent years, winning the three previous meetings between the two programs. Although the Tigers didn’t come out with the win this season, they took the Cougars to the limit, and Houston was thanking its lucky stars to be leaving the Liberty Bowl with a three-point overtime victory. For the first time in three weeks, Memphis was the first team on the scoreboard. After the Tigers’ first drive ended with an interception by Patrick Byrne, who started ahead of Martin Hankins for Senior Day, Memphis forced Houston to punt the ball right back. True freshman kicker Matt Reagan then capped a 13-play, 69-yard drive with a 22-yard field goal to give the Tigers a 3-0 lead. Memphis quarterback Martin Hankins was perfect on the drive, connecting on all five of his pass attempts and finding four different receivers. After another Cougar punt, the Tigers went up 6-0 early in the second quarter when Reagan booted a career long 41-yard field goal. However, Houston rallied on two touchdown strikes from quarterback Kevin Kolb and a Ben Bell field goal to go ahead 17-6 as the teams headed to the locker room at the half. In the second half, the Tiger defense fought back, coming up with big stops and not giving up any points in the third period. Houston tacked on a field goal with 11 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter to go up 20-6. The Memphis offense immediately marched back down the field, going 75 yards in 13 plays to pull the Tigers back within one score on a one-yard touchdown run by Joe Doss. Doss had a fantastic performance in the final home game of the season, rushing for a careerhigh 133 yards on 28 carries. The junior also led the team with four pass receptions to extend his streak of consecutive games with at least one catch to 11. On the ensuing kick return, Memphis picked up a personal foul that set up Houston in good field position. The Cougars whittled their way down to the Memphis 7-yard line and appeared to have the Tigers’ number when Bell lined up to try a 24-yard field goal that would have given his team a comfortable 10-point lead with two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. The Tigers refused to go down, and Memphis senior Brandon McDonald broke into the backfield and blocked the kick. Greg Jackson picked up

the loose ball and took it back 80 yards to tie the game at 20-20. On the ensuing possession, Memphis safety Michael Grandberry stripped Houston’s Anthony Alridge and Tiger linebacker Jake Kasser recovered to put Memphis in position to win the game. With only 43 seconds remaining and Memphis on the Houston 32, the Tigers picked up two costly penalties. They were unable to move into field goal range and found themselves in their first overtime game of the year. Memphis opened the overtime period with the ball, but after failing to pick up a first down, had to rely on a field goal by Reagan. The freshman pushed the ball wide left, giving the Tigers no points and turning possession over to the Cougars. Behind the hardnosed running of tailback Jackie Battle, Houston moved the ball to the Memphis 8, where it had a first-and-goal. The Cougars tried to power the ball on three-straight plays, but the Memphis defense stood tall stuffing Battle on a third-and-goal from the one. Bell knocked through a chip shot 17-yard field goal, and Houston hung on to win and earn its first victory against Memphis since 2003. Despite the loss, the Tigers showed the kind of tenacity needed to become a top notch program, and head coach Tommy West’s promises of defensive improvement showed that they were coming to fruition. The Tigers’ stymied the league’s top offense all day, holding quarterback Kevin Kolb to just 166 yards passing in the contest. Led by defensive end Greg Terrell, the Memphis defense battered Kolb HOUSTON RUSHING Att Yds TD Battle 22 137 0 Alridge 14 81 0 Pope 1 4 0 Otis 1 4 0 Kolb 11 -21 0 Totals 49 205 0 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Kolb 19-24-0 166 2 Totals 19-24-0 166 2 RECEIVING No Yds Marshall 8 51 Ealy 3 40 Avery 2 34 Hafner 2 15 Pope 2 15 Otis 1 11 Harvey 1 0 Totals 19 166 PUNTING No Yds Avg Laird 3 134 44.7 Totals 3 134 44.7 PUNT RETURNS No Yds Marshall 1 2 Totals 1 2 KO RETURNS No Yds Alridge 4 90 Totals 4 90 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds Gulley 2 17 Totals 2 17 Tackle Leaders: Gulley 12 (7-5), Allen 8 (3-5) Sacks: Hunt 1-5, Love 1-6

SCORING SUMMARY Houston 0 17 0 3 Memphis 3 3 0 14 Attendance: 20,344; Weather: Clear, 51 o

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UH-UM Drive Chart (Plays/Yds/TOP) First Quarter 2:28 UM

Reagan 22 FG

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Second Quarter 12:26 UM Reagan 41 FG 8:12

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0-6 8/37/1:35 Marshall 21 pass from Kolb 7-6 (Bell kick) 9/90/4:14 Avery pass from Kolb 14-6 (Bell kick) 3/18/1:50 Bell 38 FG 17-6 4/-4/2:02 Bell 22 FG Doss 1 run (Reagan kick) Jackson 80 Blk FG Ret. (Reagan kick) Bell 17 FG

20-6 13/75/6:25 20-13 11/80/4:34 20-20

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UH 22 11 11 0 49-205 166 19-24-0 73-371 5.1 3-2 13-105 3-44.7 1-2 4-90 2-17 33:04 7-16 0-0 0-0

UM 17 7 5 5 35-135 114 13-27-2 62-249 4.0 2-1 6-51 2-47.5 3-39 4-44 0-0 26:56 7-16 0-0 0-0

and sacked the Heisman candidate seven times. Houston, which was averaging a total of 476 yards of total offense per game, gained only 371 against the Tigers and was held 13 points below its season scoring average. MEMPHIS

Lg 27 13 4 2 22 27 Lg 21 21 TD 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 Lg 55 55 TD 0 0 TD 0 0 TD 0 0

Avg 6.2 5.8 4.0 4.0 -1.9 4.2 Sck 7 7 Lg 21 17 21 13 8 11 0 21 I20 0 0 Lg 2 2 Lg 29 29 Lg 17 17

RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Doss 28 133 1 19 4.8 Williams 2 1 0 3 0.5 Gaither 2 1 0 2 0.5 Hankins 3 0 0 11 0.0 Totals 35 135 1 19 3.9 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Hankins 12-23-1 100 0 37 2 Byrne 1-4-1 14 0 14 0 Totals 13-27-2 114 0 37 2 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Doss 4 31 0 14 Williams, E. 3 23 0 10 Scott 3 7 0 6 Singleton 1 37 0 37 Calhoun 1 12 0 12 Hinds 1 4 0 4 Totals 13 114 0 37 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Gibson 2 95 47.5 49 0 Totals 2 95 47.5 49 0 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg McDonald 3 39 0 18 Totals 3 39 0 18 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Grandberry 4 44 0 17 Totals 4 44 0 17 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Totals 0 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: Kasser 11 (8-3), Jackson 10 (9-1), Grant 10 (5-5) Sacks: Terrell 2.5-14, Kasser 2-17, Jackson 1-7, Mills 1-6, Phillips 0.5-4


SCORING SUMMARY Memphis 0 10 7 21 — 38 UTEP 3 3 0 13 — 19 Attendance: 31,462; Weather: Low humidity, 60o UM-UTEP Drive Chart (Plays/Yds/TOP) First Quarter 1:58 UTEP Schneider 56 FG 0-3 8/42/3:47 Second Quarter 12:29 UM Doss 2 run 7-3 (Reagan kick) 5/74/2:22 9:32 UM Reagan 42 FG 10-3 4/7/1:26 2:50 UTEP Schneider 31 FG 10-6 6/65/2:02 Third Quarter 6:12 UM E. Williams 1 run 17-6 (Reagan kick) 7/51/2:32 Fourth Quarter 14:53 UM Doss 2 run 24-6 (Reagan kick) 6/79/2:00 13:16 UTEP Robinson 5 pass from Palmer 24-12 (Palmer rush failed) 5/69/1:37 10:22 UM Doss 8 run 31-12 (Reagan kick) 5/37/2:54 6:44 UM Pitts 1 run 38-12 (Reagan kick) 5/44/2:43 5:11 UTEP Robinson 55 pass from Wright 38-19 (Schneider kick) 3/80/1:33

FINAL TEAM STATISTICS UM 16 9 5 2 43-158 218 16-26-0 69-376 5.4 0-0 5-41 6-39.0 1-3 2-118 2-11 34:12 5-14 1-2 2-14

UTEP 17 1 13 3 16-5 398 26-44-2 60-403 6.7 2-2 4-40 4-36.5 2-38 6-142 0-0 25:48 3-12 0-0 1-3

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UTEP RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Thomas, M. 5 16 0 11 3.2 Thomas II, J. 2 6 0 5 3.0 Williams 2 0 0 3 0.0 Buckram 4 -3 0 2 -0.8 Palmer 3 -14 0 — -4.7 Totals 16 5 0 11 0.3 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Palmer 22-37-0 307 1 71 2 Wright 4-6-1 91 1 55 0 Sam 0-1-1 0 0 0 0 Totals 26-44-2 398 2 71 2 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Robinson 6 112 2 55 Higgins 6 89 0 57 Sears 3 36 0 15 Hunt 3 32 0 12 Buckram 2 74 0 71 Thomas, M. 2 20 0 16 Williams 2 12 0 8 Sam 1 21 0 21 Marrow 1 2 0 2 Totals 26 398 2 71 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Hotchkiss 4 146 36.5 41 0 Totals 4 146 36.5 41 0 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Higgins 2 38 0 23 Totals 2 38 0 23 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Ferguson 4 84 0 28 Tisdale 2 58 0 38 Totals 6 142 0 38 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg Totals 0 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: Collavo 14 (3-11), Ferguson 9 (4-5), Fleskoski 8 (2-6), Amy 8 (2-6) Sacks: Ward 0.5-1, Cromartie-Smith 0.5-2

yards and a career-high three touchdowns, while Martin Hankins was 16-of-26 passing for 218 yards and no interceptions. Hankins' favorite target was freshman Duke Calhoun, who had a career-high 129 yards on five catches. It was Calhoun's third 100-yard receiving game of the season. Although the Tigers had played well throughout the contest, they didn't make their push to victory until the fourth quarter. Memphis led 17-6 heading into the final period, but the Tigers had let leads slip away earlier in the season. Not this time. Memphis exploded for 21 fourth-quarter points to build a 38-12 advantage before winning the game 38-19. After UTEP missed a field goal attempt late in the third period, the Tigers took advantage. Memphis moved the ball 79 yards on six plays, and the drive ended with a Doss two-yard scoring run for a 24-6 lead. The Miners responded with a quick score to cut the Tiger lead to 24-12, but this night belonged to the visitors from Memphis. The Tigers answered the UTEP touchdown with Doss' third score of the game for a 31-12 lead. Memphis' scoring drive was set up by Michael Grandberry's 60-yard kickoff return to the Miner 37-yard line. Then, on UTEP's ensuing possession, Brandon McDonald picked off his second pass of the game and set up the Memphis offense with another short field at the UTEP 44-yard line. The Tiger offense took advantage again, taking only five plays to score on a T.J. Pitts 1-yard touchdown. The touchdown put the Tigers ahead 38-12 with only 6:44 left. UTEP added a final score with five minutes left, but nothing took away from a long-awaited win for the Tigers. In the first half, it looked as if things were going to be in the home team's favor. Reagan Schneider opened the scoring with a career-high 56-yard field goal to give UTEP an early 3-0 lead. The Tigers answered with 10-straight points (Doss touchdown, Matt Reagan field goal). Doss' touchdown run was set up by McDonald's first interception of the game. Schneider kicked a 31-yard field just before half to cut the Tiger lead to 10-6. An Earnest Williams' 1-yard run was the lone score of the third quarter to give Memphis a 17-6 lead. Grandberry led the Tiger defense with nine tackles. He also had two kickoff returns for 118 yards. Jake Kasser had eight tackles and one quarterback sack, while Heath Grant added seven hits. Clinton McDonald and Rubio Phillips each registered half a sack. McDonald was also credited with a blocked 27-yard field goal attempt in the first half. Troy Collavo led the UTEP defense with 14 total tackles. Josh Ferguson had nine tackles.

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RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg Avg Doss 28 82 3 17 2.9 Pitts 4 40 1 25 10.0 Williams, E. 5 29 1 14 5.8 Hankins 3 6 0 5 2.0 Calhoun 1 5 0 5 5.0 Team 2 -4 0 — -2.0 Totals 43 158 5 25 3.7 PASSING C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Hankins 16-26-0 218 0 56 1 Totals 16-26-0 218 0 56 1 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Calhoun 5 129 0 56 Scott 3 34 0 18 Doss 3 15 0 9 Williams, E. 2 17 0 9 Singleton 1 18 0 18 Russell 1 5 0 5 Pratcher 1 0 0 0 Totals 16 218 0 56 PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg I20 Gibson 6 234 39.0 45 2 Totals 6 234 39.0 45 2 PUNT RETURNS No Yds TD Lg McDonald, B. 1 3 0 3 Totals 1 3 0 3 KO RETURNS No Yds TD Lg Grandberry 2 118 0 60 Totals 2 118 0 60 INTERCEPTIONS No Yds TD Lg McDonald, B. 2 11 0 11 Totals 2 11 0 11 Tackle Leaders: Grandberry 9 (6-3), Kasser 8 (4-4), Grant 7 (3-4) Sacks: Kasser 1.0-7, McDonald, C. 0.5-4, Phillips 0.5-3

EL PASO, Texas — Tiger head coach Tommy West had been saying for the past month that his 2006 Memphis squad was making strides and that it was only a matter time before everything came together. Many in the Tiger Nation thought its head coach was a little crazy with all the losses piling up. Well, this coach knows his team and his program. After an inspiring near-miss against Conference USA West Division champion Houston a week earlier, Memphis put it together in fine fashion with a convincing 38-19 victory over UTEP before a crowd of 31,462 at the Sun Bowl. The game was the regular season finale for both schools. In a contest eerily similar to last year's 27-20 Memphis win over UTEP in the Bluff City, the Tiger defense put on a show, holding the Miner offense to only five yards rushing and forcing four UTEP turnovers. In the 2005 victory, UTEP managed only 74 rushing yards and had six miscues. The five rushing yards were the fewest allowed by the Tigers since the 1993 campaign. The four takeaways were a season high for the Memphis defense. The Tiger offense did its part in the victory. Memphis showed balance on the offensive side with 158 yards on the ground and 218 yards via the air. Joseph Doss led the ground attack with 82

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First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Rushes-Yds Passing Yds Comp.-Att.-Int. Total Plays-Yds Avg./Play Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yds Punts-Avg. Punt Returns KO Returns Interceptions Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Sacks By

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MEMPHIS 38, UTEP 19 NOV. 25, 2006 • EL PASO, TEXAS


2006 RESULTS Date 9/3 9/9 9/16 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/5 11/11 11/18 11/25

Opponent at Ole Miss (ESPN) Chattanooga at East Carolina* Tennessee (ESPN) at UAB* Arkansas St. Tulsa* (CSTV) at Marshall* Southern Miss* (ESPN) UCF* (CSTV) Houston* at UTEP* * Conference USA games

Score L, 28-25 W, 33-14 L, 35-20 L, 41-7 L, 35-29 L, 26-23 L, 35-14 L, 41-27 L, 42-21 L, 26-24 L, 23-20(ot) W, 38-19

Att. 55,549 34,419 37,431 61,783 20,644 31,758 30,059 29,204 28,103 20,611 20,344 31,462

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TEAM STATISTICS UM 222 81/117 24 4035 766 69.7 5.3 224.6 1340 1516 176 372 3.6 111.7 12 2695 394-234-14 6.8 11.5 224.6 21 43/42.3/0 35.8 3.5 15/155/10.3 47/993/21.1 3.9 10/169 16.9 11/6 52/448 37.3 67/164/41.0 28:36 0

11 12 12 1 7 12 12 7 2 12 12 12 12

OPP 244 115/116 13 4904 785 70.8 6.2 230.7 2136 2319 183 478 4.5 178.0 20 2768 307-200-10 9.0 13.8 230.7 24 36/39.3/0 32.8 3 14/156/11.1 50/1119/22.4 4.1 14/291 20.8 18/10 67/625 52.1 75/153/49.0 31:23 0

G 12 7 2 10 12 6 7 12 12 12

UM OPP

2 87 120

3 43 69

4 98 97

OT 0 3

Total 281 365

G 12 12 8 6

ATT 224 28 22 17

YDG 957 146 99 81

YDL 47 16 1 0

ATT 226 1 2 2 2 1 0 0 234 200

G 12 12 12 12 11 10 7 7 12 12 6 12 1 12 7 8 11 6 12 12

Ryan Scott Duke Calhoun Earnest Williams Joseph Doss Carlos Singleton Mario Pratcher Antonio McCoy Maurice Jones Brett Russell Greg Hinds Dave Thomas Martin Hankins Carlton Robinzine Taz Knockum Arron Bentley T.J. Pitts Jamarcus Gaither Miguel Barnes UM OPP

7 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 8 85 4 176 183

67 51 25 8 0 0 0 -6 -8 -12 -4 1340 2136

3.0 5.1 5.0 2.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 -6.0 -4.0 -0.4 -2.0 3.6 4.5

2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 20

13 10 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 32 62

COM 377 6 4 2 2 1 0 2 394 307

INT 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 10

PCT 59.9 16.7 50.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 0.0 0.0 59.4 65.1

YDS 2550 14 14 41 68 8 0 0 2695 2768

TD 18 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 21 24

LG 82 14 8 26 37 8 0 0 82 84

NO 47 42 26 25 22 14 11 10 9 9 8 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 234 200

YDS 520 681 313 205 300 97 63 70 130 76 116 72 13 6 16 8 6 3 2695 2768

LG 82 60 43 37 37 14 19 14 45 18 35 31 8 5 16 8 6 3 82 84

AVG/G 43.3 56.8 26.1 17.1 27.3 9.7 9.0 10.0 10.8 6.3 19.3 6.0 13.0 0.5 2.3 1.0 0.5 0.5 224.6 230.7

AVG 11.1 16.2 12.0 8.2 13.6 6.9 5.7 7.0 14.4 8.4 14.5 24.0 6.5 3.0 16.0 8.0 6.0 3.0 11.5 13.8

TD 3 6 3 2 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 24

PUNTING G 12 12 12 12

Michael Gibson Martin Hankins UM OPP

NO 42 1 43 36

YDS 1812 5 1817 1414

AVG 43.1 5.0 42.3 39.3

LG 73 5 73 57

IN20 12 0 12 10

BLK 0 0 0 0

PUNT RETURNS

Game 23.4 30.4

G 12 8 12 12

Brandon McDonald Billy Barefield UM OPP

RUSHING Joseph Doss Earnest Williams T.J. Pitts Miguel Barnes

74 53 25 8 0 0 0 0 0 73 0 1516 2319

RECEIVING

SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 53 76

22 10 5 3 1 1 1 1 2 33 2 372 478

PASSING Martin Hankins Patrick Byrne Will Hudgens Mario Pratcher Ryan Scott Dave Thomas Maurice Jones Team UM OPP

Overall Attendance: 401,367 (33,447) Home: 227,077 (32,440) Away: 174,290 (34,858)

First Downs Rushing/Passing Penalty Total Net Yards Total Plays Plays per Game Avg per Play Avg per Game Net Rushing Yards Rushing Yds Gained Rushing Yds Lost Total Attempts Avg per Attempt Avg per Game TDs Rushing Net Passing Yards Att/Comp/Int Avg per Pass Avg per Catch Avg per Game TDs Passing Punts/Avg/Blk Net Punting Avg Punts per Game Punt Ret/Yds/Avg Kickoff Ret/Yds/Avg Returns Per Game Interceptions/Yds Avg Yds Per Return Fumbles/Lost Penalties/Yds Yds Penalized/Game 3rd Dwn Cnv/Att/Pct Time of Possession 2 PT Safety

Jamarcus Gaither Duke Calhoun Greg Hinds Carlton Robinzine Patrick Byrne Brett Russell Taz Knockum Maurice Jones Will Hudgens Martin Hankins Team UM OPP

NO 14 1 15 14

YDS 152 3 155 156

AVG 10.9 3.0 10.3 11.1

TD 0 0 0 0

LG 31 3 31 37

FIELD GOALS YDS 910 130 98 81

AVG 4.1 4.6 4.5 4.8

TD 7 1 1 0

LG 32 15 25 16

Matt Reagan Trey Adams UM OPP

G 10 2 12 12

10-29 8-9 1-1 9-10 6-8

30-39 1-2 2-4 3-6 5-8

40-49 3-6 0-0 3-6 1-3

50+ 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1

TOT 12-17 3-5 15-22 13-20

LG BLK 42 0 30 0 42 0 56 2


KICKOFF RETURNS Michael Grandberry Miguel Barnes T.J. Pitts Antonio McCoy Mike Spurlock Greg Hinds Taz Knockum Tyler Griffin Brett Russell UM OPP

G 12 6 8 7 12 12 12 9 12 12 12

NO 21 7 7 4 3 2 1 1 1 47 50

YDS 517 143 155 75 27 52 14 3 7 993 1119

AVG 24.6 20.4 22.1 18.8 9.0 26.0 14.0 3.0 7.0 21.1 22.4

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LG 61 33 35 31 13 29 14 3 7 61 41

TOT 2538 910 130 98 81 68 67 51 41 25 14 8 8 6 -6 -4 4035 4904

AVG 211.5 75.8 10.8 12.2 13.5 5.7 6.1 4.2 4.1 2.1 2.0 8.0 1.3 3.0 -0.9 -1.0 336.2 408.7

TOTAL OFFENSE Martin Hankins Joseph Doss Earnest Williams T.J. Pitts Miguel Barnes Ryan Scott Jamarcus Gaither Duke Calhoun Mario Pratcher Greg Hinds Patrick Byrne Carlton Robinzine Dave Thomas Will Hudgens Maurice Jones Team UM OPP

G 12 12 12 8 6 12 11 12 10 12 7 1 6 2 7 4 12 12

PLYS 410 224 28 22 17 2 22 10 2 5 7 3 1 6 1 4 766 785

RUSH -12 910 130 98 81 0 67 51 0 25 0 8 0 -8 -6 -4 1340 2136

PASS 2550 0 0 0 0 68 0 0 41 0 14 0 8 14 0 0 2695 2768

INTERCEPTIONS NO 4 3 2 1 10 14

YDS 83 29 18 39 169 291

TD 0 0 0 0 0 3

LG 42 29 13 39 42 85

SCORING TDS 0 9 7 4 3 3 0 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 34 47

EXP 25-26 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 5-6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 30-32 44-45

2XP 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

FG 12-17 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 15-22 13-20

SAF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TP 61 54 42 26 18 18 14 12 12 6 6 6 6 0 281 365

ALL-PURPOSE Joseph Doss Duke Calhoun Ryan Scott Michael Grandberry Earnest Williams

RUN 910 51 0 0 130

REC 205 681 520 0 313

PR 0 0 0 0 0

KOR 0 0 0 517 0

IR 0 0 0 0 0

TOT 1115 732 520 517 443

Avg/G 92.9 61.0 43.3 43.1 36.9

300 8 01 3 76 63 130 116 97 6 70 72 0 0 0 13 6 0 16 0 0 0 0 2695 2768

0 0 52 0 05 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 155 156

0 155 0 143 2 75 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 0 14 0 0 3 0 0 0 993 1119

0 0 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 29 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 169 291

300 261 235 227 153 138 137 116 97 73 64 60 39 29 27 21 20 18 16 3 3 -8 -4 5352 6470

27.3 32.6 19.6 37.8 12.8 19.7 11.4 19.3 9.7 6.6 9.1 5.0 3.5 2.6 2.2 21.0 1.7 1.5 2.3 0.3 0.4 -4.0 -1.0 446.0 539.2

DEFENSE Brandon McDonald Heath Grant Quinton McCrary Greg Jackson Wesley Smith Brandon Patterson Jake Kasser Greg Terrell Clinton McDonald Corey Mills Michael Grandberry Brandon Douglas Rubio Phillips Rod Smith Mike Spurlock Jada Brown Alton Starr LaKeitharun Ford Derek Clenin Josh Weaver Dustin Lopez Van Houston Jamaal Rufus Steven Turner Sam Brewer Jeremy Rockette TiQuintin Morrell Chris Huffman Jermaine Chambers Tyler Griffin Jamarcus Gaither Miguel Barnes Mike Snyder Bernard Key Greg Hinds Ryan Williams Abraham Holloway Michael Gibson Patrick Byrne Brett Russell Brandon Pearce Rusty Clayton Andy Smith T.J. Pitts Mario Pratcher Dave Thomas Earnest Williams Team UM OPP

G 12 12 11 12 10 11 12 11 12 11 12 12 12 6 12 10 12 11 6 12 8 12 12 9 6 5 6 7 6 9 11 6 1 10 12 6 12 12 7 12 12 12 12 8 10 6 12 12 12 12

UT 45 37 29 38 36 30 27 13 20 12 20 9 7 13 18 4 7 13 5 9 10 4 9 1 3 5 5 4 2 3 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 . 1 1 . 1 . 1 1 1 1 456 457

A TOT 39 84 44 81 41 70 31 69 33 69 17 47 19 46 30 43 21 41 17 29 8 28 19 28 19 26 11 24 2 20 14 18 9 16 3 16 10 15 5 14 4 14 9 13 4 13 8 9 6 9 3 8 2 7 2 6 3 5 2 5 . 2 . 2 1 2 1 2 . 2 . 1 . 1 . 1 1 1 . 1 . 1 1 1 . 1 1 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 440 896 336 793

TFL 2.0-6 2.5-9 2.0-3 7.0-15 2.0-8 0 3.5-26 7.0-32 2.0-8 3.0-15 0 3.0-14 1.0-7 0 1.0-3 1.5-2 0 0 0 0 2.0-8 1.0-1 1.0-1 0 1.5-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0-7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 44-167 53-198

SACK 0 1.0-8 0 1.5-9 0 3-29 3.5-26 5.0-27 0.5-4 2.0-14 0 1.5-6 1.0-7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0-7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17-108 14-86

FR PBU 0 4 2-9 3 0 0 0 2 0 3 1-0 1 1-0 2 0 2 1-0 1 0 2 0 2 0 2 1-0 0 0 1 0 0 1-0 0 0 2 0 2 1-0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10-9 34 6-2 51

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G 10 12 12 12 11 12 2 7 11 12 12 8 12 6 12 12

Matt Reagan Joseph Doss Duke Calhoun Earnest Williams Carlos Singleton Ryan Scott Trey Adams Antonio McCoy Jamarcus Gaither Greg Jackson Martin Hankins T.J. Pitts Brett Russell Dave Thomas UM OPP

0 98 0 81 25 0 0 0 0 67 -6 -12 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 -8 -4 1340 2136

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G 12 11 12 11 12 12

Brandon McDonald Brandon Patterson Heath Grant LaKeitharun Ford UM OPP

Carlos Singleton T.J. Pitts Brandon McDonald Miguel Barnes Greg Hinds Antonio McCoy Brett Russell Dave Thomas Mario Pratcher Jamarcus Gaither Maurice Jones Martin Hankins LaKeitharun Ford Brandon Patterson Mike Spurlock Carlton Robinzine Taz Knockum Heath Grant Arron Bentley Tyler Griffin Billy Barefield Will Hudgens Team UM OPP


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TURNOVERS

THIRD DOWN CONVERSIONS

Memphis Total Scores Touchdowns 20, Field Goals 12

Takeaways 20; Giveaways 20

Yards 1-3 4-6 7-10 11+ Total

Points Off Turnovers Memphis 47 (TD 5, FG 4) Opponent 52 (TD 9, FG 1)

Non-Scores Missed Field Goals 4 Loss of Downs 0 Clock 0 Turnovers 3 (Fumbles 1, Interceptions 2)

Points Off Turnovers Per Game Memphis 3.9 Opponents 4.3

Opponent Total Scores Touchdowns 29, Field Goals 11

Made/Att. 6-10 3-6 4-5 1-1 14-22

DRIVE CHART Drives Started 128 3 2

Quarterback Hankins Hudgens Byrne

TD 34 0 0

FG 15 0 0

FGA 22 0 0

Drives Ended By PUNT DOWN TURN 42 6 14 0 0 2 1 0 1

CLOCK 10 1 0

SAF 0 0 0

Points Scored 281 0 0

Pts./ Drive 2.2 0 0

Drive Efficiency .383 .000 .000

KICKOFFS No. 23 37

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Ret. 18 32

OB 1 2

TB 4 3

FC 0 0

OSK 0 1

Avg. Depth 3.3 (77) 8.0 (296)

Avg. DriveStart 23.0 (528) 29.9 (1108)

GAME-BY-GAME TEAM COMPARISONS Game Memphis Ole Miss Memphis Chattanooga Memphis at East Carolina Memphis Tennessee Memphis at UAB Memphis Arkansas State Memphis Tulsa Memphis at Marshall Memphis Southern Miss Memphis UCF Memphis Houston Memphis at UTEP

Score

1st Downs

T.O.P

25 28 33 14 20 35 7 41 29 35 23 26 14 35 27 41 21 42 24 26 20 23 38 19

24 20 22 12 22 19 5 25 18 22 19 27 21 18 23 16 17 23 18 23 17 22 16 17

31:51 28:09 30:46 29:14 29:58 30:02 22:38 37:22 26:53 32:57 25:20 34:40 29:11 30:49 32:57 27:03 28:50 31:10 23:45 36:15 26:56 33:04 34:12 25:48

Rushing (No.-Yds-TD) 37-149-0 45-240-4 32-99-2 28-138-0 30-95-0 39-177-2 20-42-0 52-205-1 27-77-0 50-279-4 31-127-0 51-216-1 29-75-1 33-139-4 37-147-1 31-130-2 32-158-2 40-232-2 19-78-0 44-148-0 35-135-1 49-205-0 43-158-5 16-5-0

Pct. .650 .424 .277 .042 .409

FOURTH DOWN CONVERSIONS Yards 1-3 4-6 7-10 11+ Total

Opponent Non-Scores Missed Field Goals 1 Loss of Downs 2 Clock 1 Turnovers 1 (Fumbles 1, Interceptions 0)

Made/Att. 39-60 14-33 13-47 1-24 67-164

Passing Total Offense (Cmp-Att-Yds-TD-INT) (TP-Yds-TD) 23-31-225-3-0 68-374-3 7-16-97-0-0 61-337-4 21-32-328-2-1 64-427-4 15-27-111-2-1 55-249-2 25-46-296-3-5 76-391-3 18-27-236-1-2 66-413-3 11-17-79-1-1 37-121-1 25-29-361-4-0 81-566-5 22-30-303-3-1 57-380-3 12-20-134-1-2 70-413-5 13-28-215-2-0 59-342-2 12-23-219-2-2 74-435-3 24-38-157-1-1 67-232-2 17-20-217-1-1 53-356-5 26-42-322-2-3 79-469-3 15-24-278-3-0 55-408-6 12-34-151-1-0 66-309-3 15-25-254-4-0 65-486-6 28-43-287-3-0 62-365-3 19-28-319-2-0 72-467-2 13-27-114-0-2 62-249-1 19-24-166-2-0 73-371-2 16-26-218-0-0 69-376-5 26-44-398-2-2 60-403-2

3rd Down Conversions 9-13 3-9 5-12 3-11 8-16 7-13 1-9 11-16 6-12 7-13 3-11 7-15 8-16 7-9 7-16 8-14 3-15 5-11 5-14 7-14 7-16 7-16 5-14 3-12

Pct. .600 .500 .800 1.000 .636


GAME-BY-GAME RUSHING No.-Yds-TD at Ole Miss Chattanooga at East Carolina Tennessee at UAB Arkansas State Tulsa at Marshall Southern Miss UCF Houston at UTEP

Doss 23-112-0 6-16-0 23-99-0 5-13-0 18-62-0 18-69-0 21-80-1 20-80-1 22-105-1 12-59-0 28-133-1 28-82-3

E. Williams 4-32-0 2-13-0 3-9-0 3-12-0 2-2-0 3-19-0 1-2-0 0-0-0 2-11-0 1-0-0 2-1-0 5-29-1

Robinzine 3-8-0 INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ

Gaither 2-3-0 10-49-2 0-0-0 6-14-0 1-(-1)-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-1-0 2-1-0 DNP

Hudgens 1-0-0 1-(-8)-0 INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

Calhoun 1- (-2)-0 2-6-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-7-0 0-0-0 1-9-0 3-16-1 1-10-0 0-0-0 1-5-0

Hankins 3- (-4)-0 2-(-6)-0 4-(-13)-0 3-3-0 4-14-0 3-5-0 3- (-17)-0 3-(-12)-8 2-12-0 0-0-0 3-0-0 3-6-0

Pitts DNP 6-18-0 0-0-0 2-0-0 0-0-0 DNP 0-0-0 8-30-0 2-10-0 DNP DNP 4-40-1

Hinds 0-0-0 1-7-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-4-0 3-14-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

Barnes 0-0-0 2-4-0 DNP DNP DNP 6-27-0 4-10-0 5-40-0 INJ INJ INJ INJ

Jones 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-(-6)-0 DNP 0-0-0

GAME-BY-GAME RECEIVING No.-Yds-TD at Ole Miss Chattanooga at East Carolina Tennessee at UAB Arkansas State Tulsa at Marshall Southern Miss UCF Houston at UTEP

Williams 4-25-0 3-69-1 2-22-1 3-24-0 2-40-0 2-14-0 0-0-0 1-2-0 2-42-1 2-35-0 3-23-0 2-17-0

Scott 3-65-1 3-17-0 3-67-0 1-5-0 6-120-1 3-28-0 6-53-0 7-69-1 1-8-0 8-47-0 3-7-0 3-34-0

Thomas 3-37-0 0-0-0 2-10-0 0-0-0 1-8-0 2-61-0 DNP INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ

Jones 3-17-0 1-12-0 2-15-0 0-0-0 1-14-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP 3-12-0 DNP 0-0-0

Calhoun 2-29-0 4-109-0 2-40-1 3-29-1 6-81-1 1-49-1 5-24-0 5-59-0 2-20-0 6-100-2 1-12-0 5-129-0

Singleton 2-14-1 1-37-0 DNP 0-0-0 3-36-1 1-9-0 5-44-1 6-70-0 1-29-0 1-6-0 1-37-0 1-18-0

Robinzine 2-13-0 INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ

Doss 2-12-0 1-(-4)-0 3-33-0 1-2-0 2-9-0 1-37-1 2-15-0 1-5-0 3-25-0 2-25-1 4-31-0 3-15-0

Pratcher 1-11-0 0-0-0 5-44-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 3-17-0 INJ INJ 1-4-0 3-21-0 0-0-0 1-0-0

McCoy 1-2-1 3-31-0 5-34-1 1-(-8)-0 INJ INJ 1-4-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 INJ INJ INJ

Hankins 0-0-0 1-26-1 1-31-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-15-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

Russell 0-0-0 1-10-0 0-0-0 2-27-0 1-(-5)-0 0-0-0 2-10-0 2-83-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-5-0

GAME-BY-GAME RECEIVING Hinds 0-0-0 1-7-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-3-0 4-34-0 1-18-0 1-10-0 1-4-0 0-0-0

Gaither 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 DNP

Knockum 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-1-0 0-0-0 1-5-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

Barnes 0-0-0 0-0-0 DNP DNP DNP 0-0-0 1-3-0 0-0-0 INJ INJ INJ INJ

Bentley DNP 0-0-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-16-0 0-0-0 DNP

GAME-BY-GAME PASSING Cmp-Att-Yds-TD-Int Ole Miss Chattanooga at East Carolina Tennessee at UAB Arkansas State Tulsa at Marshall Southern Miss UCF Houston at UTEP

Hankins 21-27-211-2-0 19-30-294-1-1 24-45-265-3-5 11-17-79-1-1 22-30-303-3-1 12-27-178-1-0 24-37-157-1-1 26-42-322-2-3 12-32-151-1-0 27-41-272-3-0 12-23-100-0-1 16-26-218-0-0

Hudgens 1-3-6-0-0 1-1-8-0-0 INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

Byrne 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP 0-2-0-0-0 DNP 1-4-14-0-1 0-0-0

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GAME-BY-GAME FIELD GOALS Ole Miss Chattanooga at East Carolina Tennessee at UAB Arkansas State Tulsa at Marshall Southern Miss UCF Houston at UTEP

Matt Reagan Trey Adams Made Missed Made --30 --30, 28 -----quit 28,26,23 41 -28,27,28 --40 -31, 23 ---28 -40 --22, 41 32,40 -42 ---

No.-Avg.-In 20 Ole Miss Chattanooga at East Carolina Tennessee at UAB Arkansas State Tulsa at Marshall Southern Miss UCF Houston at UTEP

Missed 36, 32 -quit ---------

Chattanooga at East Carolina Tennessee at UAB Arkansas State Tulsa at Marshall Southern Miss UCF Houston

PLAYS-YDS-TIME OF POSSESSION-SCORE 10-59-4:16-TD; 6-80-1:35-TD; 15-76-6:26-FG; 9-67-3:41-TD 9-61-4:31-TD; 5-48-1:15-FG; 6-55-1:55-FG; 2-12-1:02-TD; 11-78-4:14-TD; 8-73-3:45-TD 8-77-3:29-TD; 14-98-4:37-TD; 12-78-5:02-TD 1-21-0:10-TD 1-82-0:17-TD; 4-9-1:35-FG; 8-75-3:48-TD; 4-5-2:06-FG; 8-77-3:00-TD; 16-74-7:21-FG 12-53-4:27-FG; 7-57-2:35-FG; 5-73-2:05-TD; 4-3-0:59-FG; 6-80-2:07-TD 12-73-4:22-TD; 9-57-3:43-TD 12-75-5:50-TD; 13-65-4:05-FG; 16-75-5:16-FG; 8-82-3:10-TD; 2-68-0:32-TD 8-62-3:44-TD; 6-80-1:20-TD; 9-53-3:44-TD 2-32-1:54-TD; 13-57-1:49-TD; 13-57-1:49-FG; 7-60-3:32-TD 13-65-6:41-FG; 8-37-1:35-FG; 11-80-4:34-TD; 80 yd blocked FG return for TD 5-74-2:22-TD; 4-7-1:26-FG; 7-51-2:32-TD; 6-79-2:00-TD; 5-37-2:54-TD; 5-44-2:43-TD

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Michael Gibson 3-42.3-1 1-43.0-0 3-42.3-1 7-50.9-3 1-39.0-0 4-49.5-2 3-33.3-0 2-43.0-0 6-38.3-1 4-44.2-2 2-47.5-0 6-39.0-2

Martin Hankins 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-5.0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

LONG DRIVES

SCORING DRIVES at Ole Miss

GAME-BY-GAME PUNTING

Memphis 1. 14 Plays, 98 Yards, TOP 4:37 (2nd Quarter) TD at East Carolina 2. 8 Plays, 94 Yards, TOP 2:53 (1st Quarter) TD vs. UCF 3. 1 Play, 82 Yards, TOP 0:17 (1st Quarter) TD at UAB 8 Plays, 82 Yards, TOP 3:10 (3rd Quarter) TD at Marshall 5. 6 Plays, 80 Yards, TOP 1:35 (2nd Quarter) TD at Ole Miss 6 Plays, 80 Yards, TOP 2:07 (4th Quarter) TD vs. Arkansas State 6 Plays, 80 Yards, TOP 1:20 (3rd Quarter) TD vs. Southern Miss 11 Plays, 80 Yards, TOP 4:34 (4th Quarter) TD vs. Houston 9. 6 Plays, 79 Yards, TOP 2:00 (4th Quarter)TD at UTEP 10. 12 Plays, 78 Yards, TOP 5:02 (2nd Quarter) TD at East Carolina 11 Plays, 78 Yards, TOP 4:14 (3rd Quarter) TD vs. Chattanooga Opponent 1. 17 Plays, 97 Yards, TOP 12:26 (2nd Quarter) TD by Tennessee 6 Plays, 97 Yards, TOP 2:15 (3rd Quarter) TD by Tennessee 3. 13 Plays, 91 Yards, TOP 5:14 (1st Quarter) TD by Southern Miss 4. 9 Plays,90 Yards, TOP 4:14 (2nd Quarter) TD by Houston 5. 11 Plays, 84 Yards, TOP 5:46 (4th Quarter) TD by Southern Miss 6. 10 Plays, 83 Yards, TOP 4:25 (2nd Quarter) TD by Ole Miss 7. 7 Plays, 82 Yards, TOP 3:40 (1st Quarter) TD by UCF 8. 10 Plays, 80 Yards, TOP 4:37 (2nd Quarter) TD by East Carolina 9 Plays, 80 Yards, TOP 1:49 (2nd Quarter) TD by UAB 16 Plays, 80 Yards, TOP 9:00 (1st Quarter) TD by Tulsa 12 Plays, 80 Yards, TOP 6:05 (2nd Quarter) TD by Tulsa 1 Play, 80 Yards, TOP 0:53 (1st Quarter) TD by Marshall 12 Plays, 80 Yards, TOP 2:15 (2nd Quarter) TD by Marshall 3 Plays, 80 Yards, TOP 1:33 (4th Quarter) TD at UTEP

GAME-BY-GAME DEFENSE UT-AT-TT Ole Miss Grant 6-4-10 McCrary 4-4-8 Smith, W. 5-2-7 Smith, R. 2-3-5 McDonald, C. 3-1-4 McDonald, B. 2-2-4 Huffman 2-1-3 Lopez 2-1-3 Kasser 2-1-3 Patterson 2-0-2 Mills 2-0-2 Phillips 2-0-2 Jackson 2-0-2 Snyder 1-1-2 Douglas 1-0-1 Clenin 1-0-1 Ford 1-0-1 Brown 1-0-1 Rufus 1-0-1 Terrell 0-0-0 Weaver 0-0-0 Spurlock 0-0-0 Turner 0-0-0 Starr 0-0-0 Brewer 0-0-0 Houston 0-0-0 Chambers INJ Williams, R. 0-0-0 Grandberry 0-0-0 Rockette 0-0-0 Griffin 0-0-0 Morrell 0-0-0 Key DNP (Game leaders are in bold)

UTC 0-6-6 1-3-4 0-4-4 2-4-6 1-4-5 1-2-3 1-0-1 1-0-1 1-0-1 5-1-6 1-0-1 1-3-4 1-0-1 INJ 1-2-3 2-0-2 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-1 1-3-4 1-0-1 1-0-1 0-1-1 0-1-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 INJ 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 DNP 0-0-0

ECU 2-3-5 3-0-3 7-7-14 7-3-10 4-1-5 7-0-7 1-0-1 3-0-3 0-0-0 5-2-7 1-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 INJ 3-1-4 1-0-1 0-0-0 DNP 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-1 0-0-0 1-0-1 2-1-3 1-0-1 INJ 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 DNP 0-0-0

Tennessee 1-2-3 3-13-16 2-2-4 0-0-0 0-2-2 8-6-14 0-0-0 3-2-5 2-4-6 0-1-1 3-1-4 0-1-1 6-7-13 INJ 0-3-3 0-5-5 0-0-0 1-3-4 5-3-8 0-6-6 2-1-3 4-0-4 1-2-3 0-0-0 0-1-1 0-0-0 INJ 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 DNP 0-0-0

UAB 5-1-6 5-3-8 3-2-5 0-0-0 1-0-1 5-7-12 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-3-4 1-4-5 0-1-1 3-3-6 INJ 0-1-1 1-4-5 3-1-4 0-0-0 0-1-1 1-2-3 1-0-1 3-1-4 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-1 INJ 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 DNP DNP

Arkansas St. 3-6-9 1-2-3 INJ 2-1-3 0-0-0 4-5-9 0-1-1 INJ 4-2-6 5-2-7 1-5-6 1-3-4 4-5-9 INJ 2-1-3 INJ 0-0-0 0-2-2 0-0-0 0-3-3 0-0-0 2-0-2 0-0-0 3-1-4 INJ 2-5-7 1-2-3 1-0-1 1-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 DNP 0-0-0

Tulsa 3-1-4 4-1-5 3-4-7 INJ 2-4-6 1-1-2 0-0-0 INJ 1-1-2 5-2-7 0-1-1 0-0-0 2-0-2 INJ 0-2-2 INJ 3-0-3 1-3-4 1-0-1 1-2-3 3-0-3 2-0-2 0-0-0 0-0-0 INJ 0-1-1 0-0-0 INJ 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 DNP 0-0-0

Marshall 3-6-9 4-6-10 1-3-4 INJ 0-1-1 0-6-6 0-0-0 INJ 1-0-1 3-1-4 0-0-0 0-2-2 3-6-9 INJ 1-2-3 INJ 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-2 0-0-0 1-0-1 0-3-3 0-2-2 INJ 0-0-0 0-0-0 INJ 0-1-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

USM 2-1-3 0-3-3 INJ INJ 2-2-4 4-4-8 DNP 0-0-0 1-1-2 1-0-1 0-3-3 1-0-1 4-5-9 INJ 0-2-2 INJ 3-1-4 0-2-2 1-0-1 2-7-9 0-1-1 3-0-3 0-1-1 3-4-7 INJ 0-0-0 1-1-2 INJ 4-2-6 3-0-3 1-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-0

UCF 4-5-9 4-6-10 6-7-13 INJ 0-2-2 5-2-7 DNP DNP 2-1-3 3-5-8 0-1-1 1-4-5 1-3-4 INJ 1-3-4 INJ 2-1-3 1-3-4 0-0-0 1-1-2 0-1-1 0-1-1 INJ 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 DNP INJ 3-0-3 1-0-1 0-0-0 2-0-2 1-0-1

Houston 5-5-10 INJ 6-2-8 INJ 3-2-5 6-3-9 DNP 0-0-0 8-3-11 0-0-0 3-2-5 0-1-1 9-1-10 INJ 0-2-2 INJ 1-0-1 0-1-1 0-0-0 3-4-7 2-2-4 1-0-1 0-0-0 0-1-1 1-2-3 0-1-1 0-0-0 INJ 3-0-3 1-1-2 0-1-1 1-0-1 0-0-0

UTEP 3-4-7 0-0-0 3-0-3 INJ 4-2-6 2-1-3 DNP 1-1-2 4-4-8 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-1 3-1-4 INJ 0-0-0 0-1-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-1 0-0-0 0-2-2 1-1-2 0-0-0 INJ 6-3-9 0-2-2 0-0-0 2-2-4 0-1-1


PARTICIPATION CHART ECU Tennessee DNP DNP ✔ ✔ DNP DNP DNP DNP ✔ ✔ DNP DNP ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP DNP ✔ DNP DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP DNP ✔ ✔ DNP DNP DNP DNP

UAB DNP DNP DNP ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ DNP ✔ DNP ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ DNP DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ DNP ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ DNP DNP

ASU DNP DNP DNP ✔ ✔ DNP DNP ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP DNP ✔ ✔ DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ DNP ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ DNP ✔ DNP DNP

Tulsa DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP DNP ✔ ✔ DNP DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ DNP ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP DNP ✔ DNP DNP

Marshall DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP DNP ✔ ✔ DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ DNP ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP DNP ✔ DNP ✔

USM DNP DNP ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP DNP ✔ ✔ DNP DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP DNP DNP ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ DNP ✔

UCF Houston UTEP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP DNP ✔ DNP DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ DNP DNP DNP ✔ DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔

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Name Ole Miss Trey Adams ✔ Walter Andrews DNP Billy Barefield ✔ Miguel Barnes ✔ Philip Beliles ✔ Arron Bentley DNP Sam Brewer DNP Jada Brown ✔ Blake Butler ✔ Patrick Byrne ✔ Duke Calhoun ✔ Jermaine Chambers DNP Rusty Clayton ✔ Derek Clenin ✔ Michael Denning DNP Joseph Doss ✔ Brandon Douglas ✔ Paul Edwards DNP Eric Evans DNP Brandon Feagans DNP LaKeitharun Ford ✔ Jamarcus Gaither ✔ Michael Gibson ✔ Michael Grandberry ✔ Heath Grant ✔ Tyler Griffin DNP Brian Hall DNP Martin Hankins ✔ Greg Hinds ✔ Abraham Holloway ✔ Van Houston ✔ Will Hudgens ✔ Chris Huffman ✔ Brandon Hunt DNP Greg Jackson ✔ Maurice Jones ✔ Stacy Jones ✔ Jake Kasser ✔ Bernard Key DNP Taz Knockum ✔ Deante’ Lamar ✔ Dustin Lopez ✔ Antonio McCoy ✔ Quinton McCrary ✔ Brandon McDonald ✔ Clinton McDonald ✔ Jared McGowan ✔ Corey Mills ✔ TiQuinton Morrell ✔ Brandon Patterson ✔ Brandon Pearce ✔ Rubio Phillips ✔ T.J. Pitts DNP Mario Pratcher ✔ Clay Presley DNP Matt Reagan DNP Carlton Robinzine ✔ Jeremy Rockette DNP


Name Ole Miss Jamaal Rufus ✔ Brett Russell ✔ Stephen Schuh ✔ Ryan Scott ✔ Carlos Singleton ✔ Andy Smith ✔ Rod Smith ✔ Wesley Smith ✔ Mike Snyder ✔ Michael Spurlock ✔ Alton Starr ✔ Greg Terrell DNP Dave Thomas ✔ Steven Turner DNP Josh Weaver ✔ Blake Whiddon ✔ Earnest Williams ✔ Ryan Williams ✔

UTC ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

ECU Tennessee ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

UAB ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔

ASU ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔

Tulsa ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ DNP

Marshall ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ DNP

USM ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ DNP

UCF Houston UTEP ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP ✔ DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP DNP DNP ✔ ✔ ✔ DNP DNP DNP

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2006 START CHART OPPONENT Ole Miss Chattanooga at East Carolina Tennessee at UAB Arkansas State Tulsa at Marshall Southern Miss UCF Houston at UTEP

OFFENSE QB TB WR WR WR TE Hankins Doss Scott Williams Pratcher Russell Hankins Doss (WR) Scott Williams Pratcher Thomas (WR) Hankins Doss Scott Williams Pratcher Thomas (WR) Hankins Pitts Scott Williams Pratcher Thomas (WR) Hankins Doss Scott Williams Pratcher Russell Hankins Doss (WR) Scott Williams Pratcher Russell Hankins Doss Scott Calhoun McCoy Russell Hankins Doss Scott Calhoun Jones, S. (TE) Russell Hankins Doss Scott Williams Hinds (FB) Bentley Hankins Doss Scott Williams Pratcher Knockum (WR) Byrne Doss Scott Hinds (RB) Pratcher Russell Hankins Doss Scott Williams Pratcher Knockum (WR)

OPPONENT LE Ole Miss Mills Chattanooga Mills at East Carolina Mills

NG McDonald, C. McDonald, C. McDonald, C.

DEFENSE RE OLB MLB OLB LCS Phillips McCrary Grant Snyder Patterson Phillips McCrary Grant Houston (DT) Patterson Phillips McCrary Grant Brewer Patterson

OPPONENT LE LT RT Tennessee Mills McDonald, C. Phillips at UAB Mills McDonald, C. Phillips Arkansas State Mills Houston Phillips Tulsa Mills McDonald, C. Phillips at Marshall Turner McDonald, C. Douglas Southern Miss Mills McDonald, C. Douglas UCF Mills McDonald, C. Douglas Houston Mills Houston Phillips at UTEP Weaver McDonald, C. Douglas

RE Terrell Terrell Brown Brown Terrell Terrell Terrell Terrell Terrell

OLB MLB Grant McCrary Brewer McCrary Kasser Grant McCrary Grant McCrary Grant McCrary Grant McCrary Grant Kasser Spurlock Kasser Grant

LT Holloway Holloway Holloway Holloway Holloway Holloway Holloway Holloway Holloway Holloway Holloway Holloway

LG Butler Butler Butler Butler Butler Butler Butler Butler Butler Butler Butler Butler

C RG Schuh Smith, A. Schuh Smith, A. Schuh Smith, A. Schuh Smith, A. Schuh Smith, A. Schuh Smith, A. Schuh Smith, A. Schuh Smith, A. Schuh Smith, A. Beliles Smith, A. Schuh McGowan Beliles Smith, A.

RCS CB FS Smith, R. McDonald, B. Smith, W. Smith, R. McDonald, B. Smith, W. Smith, R. McDonald, B. Smith, W.

RT Pearce Pearce Pearce Pearce Pearce Pearce Pearce Pearce Pearce Pearce Pearce Pearce

CB Lopez Lopez Lopez

OLB RCB SS FS LCB Jackson Rufus Clenin McDonald, B. Lopez Jackson Ford Smith, W. McDonald, B. Patterson Jackson Ford Smith, R. McDonald, B. Patterson Jackson Ford Starr McDonald, B. Patterson Jackson Rufus Smith, W. McDonald, B. Patterson Jackson Patterson McDonald, B. Starr Ford Jackson McDonald, B. Ford Smith, W. Patterson Jackson Rufus Smith, W. McDonald, B. Lopez Jackson Lopez McDonald, B. Smith, W. Grandberry


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SAM BREWER, DEFENSIVE BACK 6-1, 208, 4L • COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS/HERITAGE HS

Career Summary: A four-year letterwinner who played in 43 career games...Had a strong showing as a sophomore, totaling 26 tackles that season, including 12 solo stops...Recorded his only fumble recovery as a freshman against Southern Miss...Also blocked a punt in that game... Also saw significant action as a member of the Tigers’ special teams unit...Forced a fumble in the 2005 season finale against Marshall...Had a career-high six tackles against East Carolina in 2003 and both UAB and Houston in 2004...2006 Highlights: Missed the first two games with a hamstring injury...Started against ECU and UAB and saw action against Tennessee before sitting out four games with a shoulder injury...Returned to play in the final three games of the season...Logged three tackles against both East Carolina and Houston... Honors: Presented one of the True Tiger Awards at the 2006 Blue-Gray Game...Notable: Graduated in May 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in sport and leisure studies.

BREWER’S STATISTICS Defense 2003 2004 2005 2006 Total

G/S 13/0 12/3 12/2 6/2 43/7

63

UT 11 12 10 3 36

AT 7 14 6 6 33

Tot. 18 26 16 9 69

FR 1 0 0 0 1

Int 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.5-2 1.5-2

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

BLAKE BUTLER, OFFENSIVE LINE 6-3, 305, 4L • CLEVELAND, OHIO/CUYAHOGA VALLEY HS

Offensive Line 2003 2004 2005 2006 Total

19

Games/Starts 13/3 12/12 12/7 12/12 49/34

Snaps/Total Snaps 568/1000 856/906 566/836 759/766 2749/3508

PATRICK BYRNE, QB/KICKER 6-3, 213, 4L, BREWTON, ALA./T.R. MILLER HS

Career Summary: Lettered four seasons for the Tigers and ultimately was presented the 2006 Top Tiger Award, which is given to the player who has endured tough circumstances and has continued to be a positive force for the Tigers...Worked as a backup quarterback and kicker during his freshman season...Took over kickoff duties in the seventh game of

G/S 9/0 12/0 1/1 7/1 29/2

Att 0 0 1 6 7

Comp 0 0 1 1 2

Yds 0 0 4 14 18

Int 0 0 0 1 1

TD 0 0 0 0 0

Lg 0 0 4 14 14

Kickoffs 2003 2004 2005 2006 Total

G/S 9/0 12/0 1/1 7/1 29/2

No 46 84 0 23 153

Yds 2845 5214 0 1418 9477

Avg 61.8 62.1 0 61.7 61.9

TB 18 38 0 4 60

OB 1 3 0 1 5

Ret 27 45 0 18 90

6

Pct .000 .000 1.000 .167 .286

JERMAINE CHAMBERS, DEFENSIVE BACK 6-0, 207, 4L • MEMPHIS, TENN./TREZEVANT HS

Career Summary: Lettered four seasons as a defensive back and with the Tiger special teams unit...Played in 43 games during his career...Was a walk-on candidate in 2003 who played every game as a freshman on special teams...Totaled 10 tackles in his 12 games as a sophomore... Made 12 solo tackles in 2005 when he saw extended duty at corner... Had a career-best four tackles, all of which were solo stops against East Carolina in 2005...2006 Highlights: Had knee surgery in the fall and missed the first five games of the season...Worked through his rehabilitation and found himself in the lineup against Arkansas State...Played in six of the final seven games of the season but was hampered by a broken finger...Finished the season with five tackles and recovered a fumble against Marshall...Notable: Graduated in December 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies...Has produced three albums...Produced the lyrics for the 2006 Tiger song “Goin’ All The Way” and is the part owner of the 2005 Tiger song “We Da Tigers.”

CHAMBER’S STATISTICS Tackles 2003 2004 2005 2006 Total

98

G/S 13/0 12/0 12/0 6/0 43/0

UT 0 9 12 2 23

AT 0 1 1 3 5

Tot. 0 10 13 5 28

FR 0 0 0 1 1

Int 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Loss 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-2

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

RUSTY CLAYTON, DEEP SNAPPER 6-2, 232, 4L • SUMRALL, MISS./OAK GROVE HS

Career Summary: Lettered four seasons for the Tigers and did not have a single muffed snap in his 49 games as a starter...Had a stellar career for the Tigers as he logged flawless snaps on 160 PATs, 100 field goals and 189 punts...Was a key component in former Tiger standout kicker Stephen Gostkowski holding the all-time record in scoring and field goals and receiving national recognition as a candidate for the Lou Groza Award...Has

99

BUTLER’S STATISTICS

BYRNE’S STATISTICS Passing 2003 2004 2005 2006 Total

2006 REVIEW

Career Summary: Four-year letterwinner who started 34 of the 49 games he played in...Was one of the most impressive of the young Tiger linemen in 2003...Started three games at guard because of an injury to Andrew Handy....Was a starter in all 12 games as a sophomore...Part of an o-line that allowed just five sacks in 2004...Tiger offense also ranked ninth nationally in total offense that season...Played 94 percent of the Tigers’ snaps as a sophomore...Opened the 2005 season as the Tigers' starting center after starting the previous two seasons at guard...Started the final two games of the season at right guard because of injury to Andy Smith...Part of an offensive line that allowed just nine sacks in 2005, which led Conference USA... Ended the 2005 season competing in 566 of the team's 836 total offensive plays...2006 Highlights: Started all 12 games as a senior...Missed only seven snaps in 2006...Part of an offensive line that allowed only 14 sacks in 2006, which led C-USA...Played all 66 offensive plays against Southern Miss...Logged a season-high 79 snaps against Marshall... Participated in all 67 offensive plays against Tulsa...Played in all 59 snaps against ASU... Worked 69 offensive plays against East Carolina...Played in all 68 snaps in the season opener against Ole Miss...Honors: Named second-team All-C-USA by league coaches and third-team All-C-USA by the media...Invited to play in the Magnolia Gridiron All-Star Classic following the 2006 season...Named the 2006 Offensive Lineman of the Year at the team banquet...Named by CollegeFootballNews.com to its All-C-USA preseason first team in the summer leading into his senior season...Received the Chris Faros Most Improved Award in spring 2004...Named to 2003 C-USA All-Freshman Team...Notable: Graduated in December 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in sport and leisure studies...Is the son of Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Keith Butler...His brother, Brandon, is a linebacker at Akron.

the season...Booted 46 kicks and averaged 61.8 yards...Worked as the Tigers’ kickoff specialist in 2004 and averaged a depth to the 3-yard line on his 87 kicks...Totaled 39 touchbacks that season...Shifted roles in 2005 and entered that season as the leading candidate for the quarterback position...Broke his leg on the third play of Memphis’ opening offensive series against Ole Miss...Missed the remainder of his junior season and was not able to earn a medical hardship because he redshirted in 2002... Was limited in the spring of 2006 while continuing rehabilitation on his leg...2006 Highlights: Played in seven games as a senior, missing five contests with a quad/hip injury...Was looking to rally back from a broken leg he suffered in the 2005 season opener...Listed No. 2 on the Tiger depth chart at quarterback early in the year before having to focus more attention on kicking duties...Handled kickoffs in five games, totaling 23 kickoffs for the Tigers...Averaged 61.7 yards per kickoff while totaling four touchbacks...Started at quarterback against Houston for Senior Day and made one completion for 14 yards...Also came in at QB for a series against Southern Miss...Honors: Recipient of the 2006 Top Tiger Award, along with Derek Clenin, at the team banquet... Named co-MVP of the 2005 Blue Gray Game after completing 12-of-17 passes for 192 yards and two TDs...Selected as the MVP of the 2003 Blue-Gray Game after totaling 129 yards and three touchdowns on 11 completions...Honored as the 2002 Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year...Notable: Graduated in May 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing management...Worked an internship with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital...Was a member of the Tiger basketball team in 2002 after a rash of injuries on the team...Spent three weeks with the team and played in two games.


also helped garner national recognition and honors for punter Michael Gibson...2006 Highlights: Started all 12 games as a senior...Handled 42 snaps for the punt team without any miscues...Was also flawless on 22 field goal and 32 PAT snaps...Instrumental in Tiger freshman kicker Matt Reagan earning C-USA All-Freshman honors and ranking 35th nationally in field goals...Also helped punter Michael Gibson earn league honors and rank third in C-USA in punting...Honors: Named first-team All-C-USA by the media in 2006 (first time a deep snapper position was considered)...Selected as the Co-Special Teams Player of the Year at the team banquet... Picked to C-USA’s 2006 Football All-Academic Team...Was a finalist for the 2006 ARA Sportsmanship Award...Was a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-District IV honoree (first team in 2004 & 2006; second team in 2005)...Awarded the Role Player Award at the 2005 team banquet...Received the Rex Dockery Memorial Scholarship in 2002...Notable: Earned two degrees from the U of M, one in history and one in psychology, prior to the start of the 2006 football season...Was working towards a master’s degree in criminal justice during his senior season.

CLAYTON’S STATISTICS Special Teams 2003 2004 2005 2006 Total

100

2006 REVIEW

21

Games/Starts 13/13 12/12 12/12 12/12 49/49

PAT/FG/Punt Snaps 44/29/67 49/24/21 35/25/59 32/22/42 160/100/189

DEREK CLENIN, DEFENSIVE BACK 5-9, 195, 4L • MEMPHIS, TENN./MUS

CLENIN’S STATISTICS

34

G/S 13/0 7/0 12/1 6/1 38/2

UT 2 3 14 5 24

AT 2 4 3 10 19

Tot. 4 7 17 15 43

FR 0 0 1 1 2

Int 0-0 0-0 1-26 0-0 1-26

Loss 0-0 1-5 1-4 0-0 2-9

GIBSON’S STATISTICS Punting 2005 2006 Total

G/S 12/12 12/12 24/24

92

Career Summary: Came to the Tigers as a walk-on in 2003 and played in all 13 games that season, primarily on special teams...Recovered a blocked punt against Southern Miss as a freshman...Played in six games as a sophomore before tearing his MCL and sitting out four games... Managed to return to the field for the GMAC Bowl...Saw significant playing time in the Tiger secondary as a junior...Played in 12 games and registered his first collegiate start against UCF...Had a career-high six tackles, including five solo stops against UCF...Played a major role in Memphis’ upset over UTEP...Recovered a Miner fumble deep in Tiger territory to halt a potential score by UTEP...Intercepted a pass by Jordan Palmer and returned it 26 yards to the UTEP 9-yard line to set up a score by DeAngelo Williams...2006 Highlights: Played in the first five games of the season before being sidelined by a severe ankle injury... Logged his first start of the season against Tennessee...Logged five tackles against both Tennessee and UAB...Battled back from injury and was able to play on the kick coverage team in the season finale against UTEP...Honors: Received 2006 Top Tiger Award for his determination in returning to the field following a severe ankle injury...Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District IV second team in 2005...Selected as C-USA Defensive Player of the Week following the 2005 UTEP meeting...Recipient of the Rex Dockery Memorial Scholarship in 2003...Notable: Earned a bachelor’s degree in finance in December 2006...Came to the Tigers as a walk-on and earned a scholarship in the spring prior to his senior season.

Defense 2003 2004 2005 2006 Total

to the 1-yard line and his 57-yarder landed in the end zone for a touchback...Had two punts 70 yards or longer against Tennessee, including a 73-yard punt that is the thirdlongest punt in school history and had three inside the 20...His punt average of 50.9 yards against UT is the fourth-highest in school history...Received recognition during the summer on All-C-USA teams by The Sporting News, Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook, Street & Smith’s College Football 2006 Yearbook and CollegeFootballNews. com...Honors: Named first-team All-C-USA by league coaches and second-team All-CUSA by the media...Selected as co-Special Teams Player of the Year at the 2005 and 2006 team banquets...Named second-team All-C-USA in 2005...Notable: Graduated in August 2006 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies...Served a class internship in the Tiger Scholarship Fund office during his senior season.

Sack 0-0 0-0 1-4 0-0 1-4

MICHAEL GIBSON, PUNTER 6-2, 217, 2L • TUPELO, MISS./ITAWAMBA CC

Career Summary: Lettered two seasons for the Tigers after transferring from Itawamba CC...Holds the Tiger record for career punting average with 44.0 yards per punt...Ranks second and third all-time in season average for 2005 and 2006...His 50.9 punting average against Tennessee in 2006 ranks fourth all-time and his 73-yard punt in that game ranks third all-time...Holds the record for single-game punting average with his 52.5 mark against UAB in 2005...Had a season-high 70-yard punt against Marshall in the 2005 season finale that ranks tied for fifth all-time...Booted 18 punts over 50 yards in 2005...Finished the 2005 season ranked 11th nationally in punting with an average of 44.6 yards per kick...Team ranked third nationally in net punting...Totaled 26 punts over 50 yards for his career...2006 Highlights: Was a candidate for the 2006 Ray Guy Award...Finished the season ranked third in C-USA with his average of 43.1 yards per punt...Booted 12 of his 42 punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line, including six inside the 5-yard line...Totaled eight punts over 50 yards...28 of his 42 punts were for 40-plus yards...Against ASU, booted 51 and 52 yard punts, both

No 59 42 101

Yds 2632 1812 4444

Avg 44.6 43.1 44.0

TB 2 6 8

FC 5 6 11

I20 13 12 25

LG 70 73 73

VAN HOUSTON, DEFENSIVE LINE 6-6, 280, 2L • OKOLONA, MISS./ITAWAMBA CC

Career Summary: Played two seasons for the Tigers after transferring from Itawamba CC...Played 12 games on the defensive line in 2004 and finished the year with eight tackles...Suffered an infection in his knee that forced him to redshirt the 2005 season...Returned to action in 2006 for his senior season...2006 Highlights: Played all 12 games as a senior and started contests against Chattanooga, Arkansas State and Houston...Had a career-high seven tackles against Arkansas State...Forced a fumble in the win over UTEP...Notable: Expected to graduate in August 2007 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies.

HOUSTON’S STATISTICS Tackles 2004 2006 Total

26

G/S 12/0 12/3 24/3

UT 5 4 9

AT 3 9 12

Tot. 8 13 21

FR 0 0 0

Int 0-0 0-0 0-0

TFL 1-3 1-1 2-4

Sack 0-0 0-0 0-0

DUSTIN LOPEZ, CORNERBACK 5-10, 192, 3L • HOPKINSVILLE, KY./MINNESOTA WEST JC

Career Summary: Played three seasons in the Tiger secondary after transferring from Minnesota West JC...Started 18 of the 31 contests he played in...Joined the starting lineup in the seventh game of his career and ended the 2004 season as the leader in interceptions with four and pass breakups with 11...Registered a career-high seven tackles versus Bowling Green in the GMAC Bowl...Also logged a career-best two interceptions in 2004 against East Carolina...Credited with a career-best four pass breakups in 2005 against UTEP...2006 Highlights: Started the first four games of the season at cornerback...Suffered a turf toe injury that sidelined him for four games... Saw limited action against Southern Miss and missed the UCF contest...Started the final two games against Houston and UTEP...Had two pass breakups and two tackles against the Miners...Notable: Expected to graduate in December 2007.

LOPEZ’S STATISTICS Tackles 2004 2005 2006 Totals

8

G/S 12/6 11/6 8/6 31/18

UT 21 8 10 39

AT 16 6 4 26

Tot. 37 14 14 65

FR 0 0 0 0

Int 4-72 0-0 0-0 4-72

TFL 3-8 0-0 2-8 5-16

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

BRANDON MCDONALD, SAFETY/PR 5-11, 185, 2L • COLLINS, MISS./JONES COUNTY CC

Career Summary: Junior college transfer who played two seasons with the Tigers and started all but one career game...Battled two knee injuries in the spring prior to his junior season and became a starter in the 2005 season opener...Led the Tigers in pass breakups as a junior with 11, which tied for the lead in C-USA...Also totaled 49 tackles and three interceptions...Credited with a blocked PAT against USM...His 32 punt returns in 2005 ranks sixth in the Memphis record book...Ranks seventh in career returns with 46... Greatly improved punt return average from ‘05 to ‘06, averaging 4.8 yards as a junior and 10.9 yards the following year...Finished career with three games of double digit tackles...


Registered multiple picks against UTEP in the 2006 season finale...2006 Highlights: Started all 12 games, shifting from corner to free safety to strong safety throughout the season...Led the team in tackles with 84, including 45 solo stops...Returned 14 punts for the Tigers and averaged 10.9 yards per return...Tallied two interceptions against UTEP...Blocked a 24-yard field goal attempted by Houston late in the fourth quarter, and Greg Jackson picked the ball up and ran it 80 yards for a touchdown to tie the score 20-20...Also made nine tackles against Houston...Had a career-high 31-yard punt return against USM and made eight tackles in the game...Tipped a ball away from Tulsa's Idris Moss to result in a Tiger interception...Forced his first career fumble against ASU...Second on the team with a career-high 14 tackles against Tennessee...One week later, registered 12 tackles versus UAB...Registered his first interception of the season against Chattanooga and returned it 30 yards to set up an eventual Tiger TD...Recorded his second pick against UAB and returned it a career-high 42 yards...Honors: Named 2006 Co-Defensive Player of the Year at the team banquet... Named second-team All-C-USA by the media and third-team by league coaches...Notable: Selected by the Cleveland Browns in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL draft.

MCDONALD’S STATISTICS Tackles 2005 2006 Total

G/S 12/11 12/12 24/23

74

UT 34 45 79

AT 15 39 54

Tot. 49 84 133

PBU 11 4 15

FF 0 1 1

Int 3-75 4-83 7-158

Loss 3.5-7 2.0-6 5.5-13

Sack 0-0 0-0 0-0

JARED MCGOWAN, OFFENSIVE LINE 6-4, 298, 2L • WALLS, MISS./UNIV. OF KENTUCKY

Career Summary: Transferred from the University of Kentucky in 2003... Redshirted in 2003 and did not see action in any games in 2004...Broke his finger prior to the start of the 2005 season and only played against Chattanooga and Akron...Finished his junior season having played 19 snaps...2006 Highlights: Played in 11 games and started the Houston contest for Senior Day...Saw main action on special teams...Played on the offensive line against Chattanooga, East Carolina and Houston, logging 28 snaps in the three games...Notable: Graduated in May 2007 with a degree in sport and leisure studies.

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RUBIO PHILLIPS, DEFENSIVE LINE 6-2, 265, 2L • KOSCIUSKO, MISS./HOLMES CC

84

G/S 12/0 1/1 12/8 25/9

UT 6 1 7 14

AT 6 2 19 27

Tot. 12 3 26 41

FR 0 0 1 1

Int 0 0 0 0

TFL 0-0 1-6 1-7 2-13

Sack 0-0 1-6 1-7 2-13

MARIO PRATCHER, WIDE RECEIVER 6-4, 228, 3L • MEMPHIS, TENN./TREZEVANT HS

Career Summary: A three-year letterwinner who suffered several injury setbacks during his career...Was predicted as a starter prior to the start of the 2003 season, but suffered a broken collarbone in fall camp, forcing him to miss the first five contests...Led the receiving corps that season, averaging 16.5 yards per catch...Hauled in a 50-yard pass in the New Orleans Bowl, which was the second-longest reception in the bowl’s history...Had his first career touchdown catch against Houston... Finished the 2003 season with 165 yards and one TD on 10 receptions...Played all 12 games in 2004...Logged a career-high 54-yard reception versus Chattanooga...Consistent contributor who finished 2004 with 15 catches for 185 yards...Was poised to be one of

G/S 8/0 12/0 10/9 30/9

31

No 10 15 14 39

Yds 165 185 97 447

Avg 16.5 12.3 6.9 11.5

Tds 1 0 0 1

LG 50 54 14 54

JAMAAL RUFUS, DEFENSIVE BACK 6-3, 213, 4L • MEMPHIS, TENN./FRAYSER HS

Career Summary: A four-year letterwinner for the Tigers on defense and special teams...Played 11 games as a true freshman in 2003...Worked at safety behind Wesley Smith...Finished the year with seven tackles, including one TFL for 13 yards...Saw a majority of action in 12 games played in 2004 with the special teams unit...Credited with only one tackle as a sophomore...Was a consistent starter in 2005...Played all 12 games, starting seven contests...Primarily played on the corners...Logged his first start against Houston and never relinquished the position...Totaled a season-high six tackles versus UAB...Finished the season in the Tiger top 10 in tackles with 41...Tied for third on the squad in pass breakups with seven...2006 Highlights: Played 11 games and logged starts against Tennessee, Marshall and Houston...Started at right corner against the Vols and tallied a career-high eight tackles, including five solo stops...Credited with a single tackle versus Ole Miss, UTC, UAB, Tulsa and Southern Miss...Ended the season with 13 tackles...Notable: Graduated in May 2007 with a degree in sport and leisure studies.

RUFUS’ STATISTICS Tackles 2003 2004 2005 2006 Totals

G/S 11/0 12/0 12/7 11/3 46/10

66

UT 5 0 27 9 41

AT 2 1 14 4 21

Tot. 7 1 41 13 62

FR 0 0 0 0 0

PBU 0 0 7 0 7

TFL 1-13 0-0 1-1 1-1 3-15

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

STEPHEN SCHUH, CENTER 6-1, 288, 4L • GERMANTOWN, TENN./GERMANTOWN HS

Career Summary: Another successful walk-on who earned a scholarship prior to the start of the 2005 season...Lettered as a true freshman after playing in six games...Played 55 offensive snaps in 2003...Was the backup center to Gene Frederic in 2004 and saw action in 54 plays that season...Joined the starting lineup in 2005...Played in nine games as a junior...Earned starting duties at center against Houston and started the final seven games of the season...Worked a season-high 80 plays in the win over Southern Miss and did not come out of the game in the final three games of the season...Was part of an offensive line that only gave up nine sacks in 2005, which led C-USA...Also helped pave the way for Heisman Trophy candidate DeAngelo Williams who led the nation in rushing average...Was highlighted on the Rimington Trophy Watch List in the spring of 2006 and during his senior season...2006 Highlights: Started all 10 of the games he played at center...Injured his neck against Southern Miss and missed the UCF game...Returned against Houston on Senior Day, but missed the season finale versus UTEP...Played every snap of six of the first seven games of the year...Worked a season-high 79 offensive plays against Marshall...Was injured after working just 17 plays against USM...Snapped the ball just nine times against Houston...Part of an offensive line that led C-USA and ranked 10th nationally in sacks allowed with just 10...Notable: Expected to graduate in August 2007 with a degree in sport and leisure studies.

SCHUH’S STATISTICS Offensive Line 2003 2004 2005 2006 Totals

Games/Starts 6/0 5/0 9/7 10/10 30/17

Snaps/Total Snaps 55/1000 54/906 478/836 531/766 1118/3508

101

PHILLIPS’ STATISTICS Tackles 2004 2005 2006 Totals

PRATCHER’S STATISTICS Receiving 2003 2004 2006 Totals

2006 REVIEW

Career Summary: Lettered two seasons with the Tigers after transferring from Holmes Community College...Played all 12 games in 2004 and totaled 12 tackles as a reserve on the defensive line...Was having quite a game against Ole Miss in the 2005 season opener before tearing a ligament in his knee that sidelined him the remainder of the year...Had three tackles and a sack for a loss of six yards versus the Rebels... Had surgery soon after his injury and was held out of contact work in the spring...Was able to regain a year of eligibility and was a consistent starter in 2006...2006 Highlights: Started the first seven games on the defensive line... Recorded a tackle in all but one game...Tallied four stops against Chattanooga, Arkansas State and Tulsa before logging a career-high five tackles against UCF...Started against Houston for Senior Day...Registered the first fumble recovery of his career against Tennessee...Honors: Received one of the Chris Faros Most Improved Awards in spring 2005... Notable: Will graduate in August 2007 with a degree in communications.

the leaders on the receiving corps heading into the 2005 season...Tore ligaments in his knee during a scrimmage in late August and was sidelined for the remainder of the year... Returned in 2006 and started nine of the 10 games he played...2006 Highlights: Started the first six games of the season, but was sidelined for the Tulsa and Marshall games with soreness in his knee...Returned against USM and started the final three games... Caught an 11-yard pass against Ole Miss...Completed a 26-yard pass to QB Martin Hankins for a touchdown versus Chattanooga...Caught a career-high five passes for 44 yards against East Carolina...Also logged multiple receptions with three each against ASU and UCF...Completed a 15-yard pass to Hankins against UCF...Honors: Named the co-MVP of the 2005 Blue-Gray game...Received one of the Chris Faros Most Improved Awards in spring ‘05...Notable: Expected to graduate in August 2007 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies.


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RYAN SCOTT, WIDE RECEIVER 6-4, 215, 4L • JACKSON, TENN./CENTRAL-MERRY HS

Career Summary: Lettered four years as a receiver and started 24 consecutive games in his last two seasons...Ended his career on a 13game receiving streak which dated back to the 2005 Motor City Bowl... Registered an 82-yard TD reception on the very first play of the game against UAB in 2006...Ranks fourth all-time in receptions with 114 and seventh with 1,527 receiving yards...Completed three of his four career passes thrown for 94 yards and one touchdown...Lettered as a true freshman in 2003, playing in all 13 games...Caught his first collegiate touchdown pass on a nine-yard strike from Danny Wimprine against USF...Finished his freshman season with 15 catches for 119 yards and one TD...Played in all 12 games as a sophomore...Caught three passes over 50 yards in 2004, including a then career-high 68-yard reception against Southern Miss...Had touchdown grabs against Louisville and USM...Averaged 20.7 yards per catch...Was a starter in all 12 games in 2005...Called upon to be a play maker in 2005 with the rapid depletion of the receiving corps due to injuries and personnel changes...Answered the call and was Memphis’ leading receiver, hauling in 37 passes for 577 yards and three touchdowns...Was one of just three Tigers to catch multiple touchdown passes in 2005...Ran his receiving streak to 16 games before being held without a catch by Marshall in the regular season finale...Registered his first career 100-yard receiving game after posting 104 yards and one TD on seven catches against UTEP...Had his first multiple TD game of his career in win over Houston...Completed his first career pass to QB Maurice Avery against UAB...Answered his receiving drought against Marshall with a 103-yard effort in the 2005 Motor City Bowl... Led Memphis in receiving in eight of the 12 games in 2005...Credited with two catches of 50-plus yards as a junior...2006 Highlights: One of three Tigers to catch a pass in each of the 12 games...Had a stellar performance against UAB with six catches for a career-high 120 yards receiving...Scored on the game’s very first play from scrimmage in an 82-yard pass from Martin Hankins...Had a career-high eight receptions against UCF... Scored against Ole Miss, UAB and Marshall...Registered three or more receptions in 10 of the 12 games...Also completed passes against East Carolina and Arkansas State... Tossed his first career touchdown pass to Joseph Doss against Arkansas State...Honors: Selected third-team All-C-USA Media in 2006.

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SCOTT’S STATISTICS Receiving 2003 2004 2005 2006 Totals

45

G/S 13/4 12/0 12/12 12/12 49/28

No 15 15 37 47 114

Yds 119 311 577 520 1527

Avg 7.9 20.7 15.6 11.1 13.4

Tds 1 2 3 3 9

LG 12 68 66 82 82

WESLEY SMITH, SAFETY 6-3, 210, 4L • OXFORD, MISS./LAFAYETTE CO. HS

Career Summary: A four-year starter for the Tigers who was named to the All-C-USA first team three-straight years...Started 40-consecutive games before coming in as a reserve in the revamped defense against Tennessee...Registered at least one tackle in all but one game of his career (vs. Ole Miss in 2004)...Had his first career double-digit tackle effort against Ole Miss in 2003...Finished his career with 11 games of 10 or more tackles, including a career-high 17 versus ASU in 2004... Registered his first career interception against ASU in 2003...Tallied at least five tackles in all 13 games in 2003...Earned C-USA Defensive Player of the Week honors after totaling eight tackles and an interception return of 36 yards that set up the game-winning touchdown against Cincinnati...Was a consistent performer in 2004, totaling 10 or more tackles in three games and five or more in nine contests...Named C-USA Defensive Player of the Week for 17 tackles against ASU...Had an interception against East Carolina for a 15-yard return...Opened the 2005 season on the Jim Thorpe Trophy watch list...Recorded his sixth career game of double-digit tackles with 10 versus Tulsa... Also credited with a pick against Tulsa...Had back-to-back double-digit tackles with 10 against UCF and 13 versus Houston...Also tallied 10 stops versus UAB...Credited with five or more stops in eight games in 2005...2006 Highlights: Voted by his teammates as a permanent captain for the season with Brandon McDonald and Mario Pratcher... Opened the season on the Jim Thorpe Trophy watch list for the second-straight year... Started eight of the 10 games he played...Third on the team with seven tackles in the season opener against Ole Miss...Made a season-high 14 stops against East Carolina and registered his fifth career forced fumble...Suffered a thigh bruise against UAB and missed the following game versus ASU...Returned against Tulsa and tied for the team lead in tackles with seven, including a TFL for four yards...Missed the USM game with an ankle injury...Returned to the field a week later to post 13 tackles against UCF...Credited with eight tackles, including six solo stops versus Houston... Forced his second fumble of the season in the final game with UTEP...Finished the season ranked fourth on the team in tackles with 69...Honors: Selected first-team All-C-USA in 2003, 2004 and 2005... Picked as the preseason C-USA Defensive Player of the Year by The Sporting News prior

to the 2006 season...Was an honorable mention selection to the 2005 NationalChamps. net and Street and Smith’s All-America teams prior to the start of the season...Received the True Tiger Award in spring 2005...Was presented the Glenn Jones Award in spring 2006...Notable: Earned his bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies in August 2006... Was invited to play in the All-American Classic following his senior season, but the game was canceled just prior to the scheduled date.

SMITH’S STATISTICS Defense 2003 2004 2005 2006 Totals

55

G/S 13/13 12/12 12/12 10/8 37/37

UT 51 40 48 36 175

AT 47 49 34 33 163

Tot. 98 89 82 69 338

FF 2 0 2 2 6

Int 3-40 1-15 1-0 0-0 5-55

Loss 4-31 3-11 2-16 2-8 11-66

Sack 1-20 0-0 1-13 0-0 2-33

MIKE SNYDER, LINEBACKER 6-2, 234, 4L • NEW ORLEANS, LA./JOHN T. CURTIS HS

Career Summary: Four-year letterwinner who played as a true freshman in 2003...Participated as a member of the kick-coverage team and was pressed into action with injuries to several linebackers...Played all 12 games in 2004 and recorded his first start against East Carolina and registered four tackles in that game...Was a regular in the starting lineup in 2005, starting 10 of the 12 games that season...Credited with a sack against Tulsa...Had his career best game against Houston, totaling eight tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery...Closed out the 2005 season with 44 tackles...2006 Highlights: Played in just the season opener versus Ole Miss and was persuaded by team doctors to halt football action because of persistent stingers in his neck...Honors: Received the Ralph Hatley Scholar-Athlete Award in spring 2004...Notable: Will earn his bachelor’s degree in biology in August 2007.

SNYDER’S STATISTICS Defense 2003 2004 2005 2006 Totals

15

G/S 7/0 12/1 12/10 1/1 32/12

UT 3 5 18 1 27

AT 2 2 26 1 31

Tot. 5 7 44 2 58

FR

Int 0 0 1 0 1

0 0 0 0 0

Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-7 1-7

Sack 0-0 0-0 1-1 1-7 2-8

MICHAEL SPURLOCK, LINEBACKER 6-1, 222, 4L • GERMANTOWN, TENN./HOUSTON HS

Career Summary: A walk-on candidate who earned four letters with the Tigers...Played as a true freshman in 2003 as a member of the special teams unit...Missed two games with an injury...Played in four games as a sophomore...Suffered a broken leg against Tulane and missed the remainder of the season...Saw action in 11 as a junior...Registered his first career sack against Chattanooga...Started at linebacker against Tennessee and had a break-out game with 10 tackles...Also started against Southern Miss and tallied three tackles...2006 Highlights: Played all 12 games as a senior...Registered four tackles against Tennessee and UAB...Started against Houston for Senior Day...Credited with multiple tackles in five games...Also posted kick returns in three-straight games versus ASU, Tulsa and Marshall...Honors: Received the Dr. Cecil C. Humphreys Presidential Scholarship in 2003...Notable: Graduated in May 2007 with a degree in marketing management.

SPURLOCK’S STATISTICS Defense 2003 2004 2005 2006 Totals

G/S 11/0 4/0 11/2 12/1 38/3

UT 0 2 8 18 28

AT 0 2 10 2 14

Tot. 0 4 18 20 42

FR 0 0 0 0 0

Int 0 0 0 0 0

Loss 0-0 0-0 1-10 1-3 2-13

Sack 0-0 0-0 1-10 0-0 1-10


About Conference USA ....................................................... .......................................................104-105 104-105 C-USA Television Schedule ........................................................ 105 C-USA Composite Schedule ........................................................ 105 C-USA Bowl Schedule ................................................................. 106


TEAM C-USA: DEDICATED TO EXCELLENCE Excellence every day. For Conference USA, dedication to excellence is a common thread in athletics, academics and in the community, and the guiding initiative for the league’s promising future. Conference USA features 12 nationally prominent, tradition-rich members in East Carolina, Houston, Marshall, Memphis, Rice, SMU, Southern Miss, Tulane, Tulsa, UAB, UCF and UTEP. This combination enhances men’s and women’s programs that are steeped in athletic success and academic prowess. Together, we are dedicated to excellence, integrity and leadership in athletics, academics and in our communities. All C-USA institutions sponsor Division I-A football, along with several other men’s and women’s athletic programs, many of which compete regularly for NCAA Championships. C-USA sponsors competition in 19 sports — nine for men (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis and indoor and outdoor track and field) and 10 for women (basketball, cross country, golf, softball, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field and volleyball). The league sponsors numerous academic awards, including the Commissioner’s Honor Roll and the Commissioner’s Academic Medal, indicative of outstanding achievement in the classroom. C-USA annually awards six postgraduate scholarships, along with the Sport Academic Award, Scholar Athletes of the Year and the Institutional Academic Excellence Award.

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SUCCESS ON THE PLAYING FIELD Conference USA performers have achieved great success in competition, placing the league among the top conferences in the nation. Football ``` Rated among the top seven conferences in the nation ``` 38 teams have earned bowl bids ``` Member of the Bowl Championship Series ``` Bowl tie-ins with the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, GMAC Bowl, Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, Papajohns.com Bowl, R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl and Texas Bowl Men’s Basketball ``` Consistently rated as one of the top basketball leagues in the country ``` 73 postseason teams (41 NCA A and 32 NIT) ``` Two Final Four teams ``` Six Elite Eight NCAA Tournament teams ``` One NIT Champion ``` Four NIT semifinalists Women’s Basketball ``` 40 NCAA Tournament appearances ``` 28 WNIT appearances ``` One team in the NCAA Sweet 16 ``` Two WNIT semifinalists Baseball ``` 39 NCAA appearances ``` Four College World Series appearances in 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2001 ``` Nine Super Regional appearances ``` Has produced at least four NCAA teams in each of the last six seasons In addition, 28 volleyball teams, 39 men’s and women’s soccer teams and 17 softball teams have earned NCAA Tournament bids. C-USA has sent three men’s soccer teams to the NCAA College Cup, five softball teams to the Women’s College World Series and three volleyball teams to the Sweet 16. The league has also had three national

champions in NCAA track and field competition, one national champion in diving and numerous NCAA individual and team competitors in cross country, golf, swimming, tennis and track and field. Overall, Conference USA teams and individuals have made 506 NCAA appearances. SUCCESS OFF THE FIELD C-USA institutions are among the nation’s best in academic performance among student-athletes, bolstered by the fact that student-athletes at league schools have a higher graduation rate than the general student population. Among C-USA’s 5,000 student-athletes, there are champions off the playing field as well. In 12 years, 105 student-athletes earned national ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors, while 338 were named All-District. In addition, more than 13,000 student-athletes have been named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll or received the Commissioner’s Academic Medal, indicative of outstanding achievement in the classroom. C-USA ON TV C-USA enjoys significant television exposure through its partnerships with ESPN Inc. and College Sports Television Networks (CSTV). The league entered into long-term agreements with both ESPN and CSTV, which, combined, provides C-USA with significant national and regional exposure for football, men’s and women’s basketball, and all other conference sports. Additionally, the CSTV agreement includes video-on-demand, Internet, broadband, national over-the-air and satellite radio, and wireless distribution as well as corporate marketing rights, and website production through CSTV Online, a subsidiary of CSTV. The agreement with ESPN extends the conference’s current regular season football package to include the broadcast of the conference’s Football Championship Game. It also encompasses distribution of men’s basketball and women’s basketball on ESPN/ESPN2 and both tournament championship games. C-USA IN THE COMMUNITY The conference’s footprint is concentrated with 12 members in nine states and a combined area population of nearly 17 million. More than 1.1 million living alumni represent C-USA schools across the nation. With a renewed commitment to community involvement, the conference has begun development of several initiatives to maintain strong ties in C-USA cities, as well as with fans and alumni across the country. C-USA schools also

C-USA STAFF Commissioner: ............................... Britton Banowsky Executive Associate Commissioner: .. Judy MacLeod Associate Commissioner: ...................... Alfred White Associate Commissioner: ..................... Kelly Carney Assistant Commissioner/Football & Baseball Operations: ........................................................Russell Anderson Assistant Commissioner/Business Affairs: ............................................................Catrina Gibson Assistant Commissioner/Sports Services: ............................................................. Chris Woolard Assistant Commissioner/Public Affairs: ...........................................Courtney Morrison Archer Assistant Commissioner/Compliance & Academics: ................................................................Rob Phillippi Director of Compliance: ....................Charolette Hunt Director of Special Events: .................. Monay Wallin Director of Sports Services: ............... Keisha Dunlap Director of Sports Services: ............ Donyale Canada Associate Director of Marketing & Events: ..................................................................Emily Agler Associate Director of Media Relations: Debbie Davis Assistant Director of Media Relations: ... Tod Meisner Coordinator of Student-Athlete Services: ..............................................................Callie Hubbell Administrative Assistant:................ Annette Trabanco Creative Services Consultant: ............................................Erika Amstadt Hirschfield Coordinators of Officials: Baseball: ..........................................Richard Fetchiet Men’s Basketball: ....................................Dale Kelley Women’s Basketball: ........................ Patty Broderick Football: ............................................... Gerald Austin Soccer: .................................................. David Harris Softball: ............................................Lurline Hamilton Volleyball: ........................................Marcia Alterman


place a priority on giving back to their communities through volunteer service with local and national organizations. GOVERNANCE Along with the ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-10 and SEC, Conference USA is one of the seven conferences having Britton Banowsky significant representation in the NCAA governance Commissioner structure. The Presidents of the member institutions serve as the league’s Board of Directors. R. Gerald Turner of SMU will serve as chair of the Board for 2007-08. A PROUD HISTORY; A PROMISING FUTURE Conference USA was formed in 1995 and quickly emerged as one of the nation’s top conferences. The conference unveiled its name, logo and commissioner on April 24, 1995 in Chicago. The league’s charter members included Charlotte, Cincinnati, DePaul, Houston, Louisville, Marquette, Memphis, Saint Louis, Southern Miss, Tulane, UAB and USF. Eleven of the institutions began athletic participation in 1995, while Houston joined competition in the fall of 1996. The league’s headquarters were established in Chicago and after nine years, relocated to the current office in Irving, Texas. Britton Banowsky was named Commissioner in October 2002, succeeding Mike Slive, the league’s first commissioner. C-USA added East Carolina (September, 1996) and the United States Military Academy (March, 1997) as football members. ECU began league competition in 1997; Army in 1998 and UAB began football play in 1999. The league added TCU and ECU (1999) for all sports and they began competition in 2001. USF started C-USA football in 2003.

After celebrating its 10th Anniversary during the 2004-05 season, C-USA began a new chapter in 2005-06 when its current membership came together to form the new look of the league. Since its formation, C-USA has established a strong foundation, an identity and a history that reflects the league’s national presence. Twelve years of remarkable history has reinforced the league’s position in collegiate athletics, setting the course for the next decade and beyond.

2007 C-USA TELEVISION SCHEDULE ESPN Sept. 3 Texas Tech at SMU 3 p.m. CST Sept. 27 Southern Miss at Boise State 6:30 p.m. CST Oct. 3 Rice at Southern Miss 6:30 p.m. CST Oct. 21 Southern Miss at Marshall 7 p.m. CST Oct. 28 UCF at Southern Miss 7 p.m. CST Nov. 4 SMU at Houston 7 p.m. CST Dec. 23 Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl 7 p.m. CST Dec. 29 AutoZone Liberty Bowl 3:30 p.m. CST Jan. 6 GMAC Bowl 7 p.m. CST ESPN 2 Aug. 30 Tulsa at Louisiana-Monroe 6 p.m. CST Sept. 1 East Carolina at Virginia Tech 11 a.m. CST Sept. 8 West Virginia at Marshall 10 a.m. CST Sept. 15 Texas at UCF 2:30 p.m. CST Sept. 21 Oklahoma at Tulsa 7 p.m. CST Oct. 2 Marshall at Memphis 6:30 p.m. CST Dec. 21 New Orleans Bowl 7 p.m. CST Dec. 22 PapaJohns.com Bowl Noon CST ESPN OR ESPN 2 Sept. 29 LSU at Tulane TBA Dec. 1 C-USA Championship Game TBA ESPN U Sept. 1 Marshall at Miami (Fla.) 11 a.m. CST Sept. 8 UAB at Florida State 5 p.m. CST ESPN 360 Sept. 1 UCF at North Carolina State 5 p.m. CST

ESPN 2, ESPN U OR ESPN CLASSIC Oct. 6 Tulane at Army TBA Nov. 17 Tulsa at Army TBA NFL NETWORK Dec. 27 Texas Bowl 7 p.m. CST CSTV NATIONAL Sept. 1 New Mexico at UTEP 9 p.m. CST Sept. 8 North Carolina at East Carolina 5 p.m. CST Sept. 15 BYU at Tulsa 8 p.m. CST Sept. 22 Colorado State at Houston 3:30 p.m. CST Sept. 22 SMU at TCU 7:30 p.m. CST Sept. 29 UTEP at SMU 4:30 p.m. CST Oct. 6 UCF at East Carolina 6:30 p.m. CST Oct. 13 Rice at Houston 2:30 p.m. CST Oct. 13 SMU at Southern Miss 6:30 p.m. CST Oct. 20 North Carolina State at ECU 4:30 p.m. CST Oct. 27 Rice at Marshall 4:30 p.m. CST Nov. 3 Tulsa at Tulane 6:30 p.m. CST Nov. 10 UCF at UAB 6:30 p.m. CST Nov. 17 Southern Miss at UTEP TBA Nov. 24 UTEP at UCF 6:30 p.m. CST CSS REGIONAL Sept. 1 Ole Miss at Memphis 2:30 p.m. CST Sept. 8 Mississippi State at Tulane 6 p.m. CST Sept. 22 Memphis at UCF 2:30 p.m. CST Nov. 3 Marshall at UCF 2:30 p.m. CST Nov. 3 Southern Miss at UAB 6 p.m. CST Nov. 10 Memphis at Southern Miss 3:30 p.m. CST Nov. 17 UAB at Memphis 2:30 p.m.

2007 C-USA COMPOSITE SCHEDULE THURSDAY, AUGUST 30 Tulsa at Louisiana-Monroe

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 Texas Tech at SMU SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 North Carolina at East Carolina West Virginia at Marshall Memphis at Arkansas State Rice at Baylor North Texas at SMU Mississippi State at Tulane UAB at Florida State Southern Miss at Tennessee UTEP at Texas Tech SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 Southern Miss at East Carolina Houston at Tulane New Hampshire at Marshall Jacksonville State at Memphis Texas Tech at Rice SMU at Arkansas State BYU at Tulsa

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 Oklahoma at Tulsa SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 East Carolina at West Virginia Colorado State at Houston Marshall at Cincinnati Memphis at UCF Rice at Texas SMU at TCU Southeastern Louisiana at Tulane Texas Southern at UTEP THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 Southern Miss at Boise State SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 East Carolina at Houston UTEP at SMU LSU at Tulane UAB at Tulsa Louisiana-Lafayette at UCF

Houston at Alabama Tulane at Army Tulsa at UTEP UAB at Mississippi State

Marshall at UCF UTEP at Rice Southern Miss at UAB Tulsa at Tulane

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 East Carolina at UTEP Rice at Houston Marshall at Tulsa Middle Tennessee at Memphis SMU at Southern Miss Tulane at UAB UCF at South Florida

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 SMU at Houston

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 North Carolina State at East Carolina Houston at UAB Memphis at Rice Tulane at SMU Tulsa at UCF SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 Southern Miss at Marshall

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10 East Carolina at Marshall Houston at Tulsa Memphis at Southern Miss Rice at SMU UTEP at Tulane UCF at UAB SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 Tulsa at Army Marshall at Houston UAB at Memphis Tulane at Rice UCF at SMU Southern Miss at UTEP

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 Marshall at Memphis

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 UAB at East Carolina Houston at UTEP Rice at Marshall Memphis at Tulane SMU at Tulsa

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3 Rice at Southern Miss

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 UCF at Southern Miss

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24 Tulane at East Carolina Texas Southern at Houston UAB at Marshall SMU at Memphis Tulsa at Rice Arkansas State at Southern Miss UTEP at UCF

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 UCF at East Carolina

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 East Carolina at Memphis

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 C-USA Championship Game

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 East Carolina at Virginia Tech Houston at Oregon Marshall at Miami (Fla.) Mississippi at Memphis Nicholls State at Rice UAB at Michigan State UCF at North Carolina State New Mexico at UTEP

Alcorn State at UAB Texas at UCF UTEP at New Mexico State


PAPAJOHNS.COM BOWL QUICK FACTS When: .................. December 22 - Noon CST Where: ............................... Birmingham, Ala. Stadium: ..................................... Legion Field Capacity: .............................................73,000 Network: .............................................ESPN2 Opponent: ........................ Big East Selection Executive Director: ................ Mark Meadows Manager, Sales & Marketing: ............ Bo Kerr Manager of Special Events: ..... Missy Betres Media Relations Director: ........... Norm Reilly Telephone: .............................. 205-733-3776 Web site: ............. www.PapaJohnsBowl.com Conference USA is guaranteed a spot in the Texas Bowl in Houston during the 2007 and 2009 seasons. Operated by Lone Star Sports & Entertainment, the bowl is played at the state-of-the-art Reliant Stadium, home of the NFL’s Houston Texans. C-USA will face an opponent from the Big 12 Conference in years that it participates in the bowl. The second annual Texas Bowl will be played on Friday, December 28 at 7 p.m., and will be carried live on the NFL Network.

GMAC BOWL QUICK FACTS When: ........................ January 6 - 7 PM CST Where: ........................................ Mobile, Ala. Stadium: .................... Ladd-Peebles Stadium Capacity: .............................................42,000 Network: ...............................................ESPN Opponent: ................ MAC or WAC Selection Chief Executive Officer: .......... Mike Gottfried President: ............................. Jerry Silverstein Executive Officer: ..................Frank Modarelli Media Relations Director: ........ Kelley Wright Telephone: .............................. 251-635-0011 Web site: ....................... www.gmacbowl.com Conference USA will be a part of the seventh annual R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl and will send a representative of the conference to the Louisiana Superdome for the December contest. For the seventh year in a row the opponent will come from the Sun Belt Conference. The seventh annual R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Game will be played on Friday, December 21 at 7 p.m., and will be carried live on ESPN2. R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL QUICK FACTS When: .................. December 21 - 7 PM CST Where: ...............................New Orleans, La. Stadium: ......................Louisiana Superdome Capacity: .............................................69,767 Network: .............................................ESPN2 Opponent: ... Sun Belt Conference Champion President/CEO: .............................Jay Cicero Executive Director: ................... Billy Ferrante Media Relations Director: .......... Sam Joffray Operations Director: ........... Alison Comeaux Telephone: .............................. 504-525-5678 Web site: ............... www.neworleansbowl.org

TEXAS BOWL QUICK FACTS When: ............................. December 28 - 7 PM CST Where: .............................................Houston, Texas Stadium: ......................................... Reliant Stadium Capacity: ........................................................68,000 Network: ..............................................NFL Network Opponent: ...................................................... Big 12 President: .........................................Jamey Rootes Event Manager: ................................... David Brady Media Relations Director: .................. Zac Emmons Telephone: ......................................... 832-667-2220 Web site: ...................................www.TexasBowl.org

Conference USA has agreements in place with seven different bowl games and is guaranteed a spot in six bowls for the 2007 season. The AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis will have the first selection of Conference USA teams to face an opponent from the Southeastern Conference in its game. The second selection belongs to the GMAC Bowl in Mobile, Ala., which will pair a C-USA team against an opponent from the MidAmerican Conference or the Western Athletic Conference. The league will also provide teams for the Texas Bowl, the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, Papajohns.com Bowl and the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl this season. Conference USA could also earn a seventh bowl spot this season if the Pac-10 is unable to supply a team for the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas. That bowl will be played on December 31 and includes a team from the Mountain West Conference.

SHERATON HAWAI’I BOWL

Conference USA is in an agreement with the Papajohns.com Bowl to provide a team through the 2009 contest. The CUSA representative will play an opponent from the Big East Conference at historic Legion Field, the home of UAB football. The second annual PapaJohns.com Bowl will be played on Saturday, December 22 at noon and will be carried live on ESPN2.

Conference USA will send a league team to Mobile, Ala., for the ninth-consecutive year to represent the conference in the annual GMAC Bowl. The opponent will come from the Mid-America Conference or the Western Athletic Conference. The ninth annual GMAC Bowl Game will be played on Wednesday, January 6 at 7 p.m., and will be carried live on ESPN.

BELL HELICOPTER ARMED FORCES BOWL

AUTOZONE LIBERTY BOWL QUICK FACTS When: ............. December 29 - 3:30 PM CST Where: ................................. Memphis, Tenn. Stadium: ..................... Liberty Bowl Memorial Capacity: .............................................62,380 Network: ...............................................ESPN Opponent: .............................. SEC Selection Executive Director: ...................Steve Ehrhart President: .......................................... Bill Ray Associate Executive Director: Harold Graeter Telephone: .............................. 901-795-7700 Web site: ........................www.libertybowl.org

GMAC BOWL

Conference USA is entering the 12th year with the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. For the second-straight year, the game will feature a CUSA team against a team from the Southeastern Conference. The 49th annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl Game will be played on Saturday, December 29 at 3:30 p.m., and will be carried live on ESPN.

R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL

PAPAJOHNS.COM BOWL TEXAS BOWL

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AUTOZONE LIBERTY BOWL

CONFERENCE USA BOWL PARTNERS

After a one-year hiatus, Conference USA returns to provide a team for the Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl. The annual bowl will feature an opponent from the Western Athletic Conference. The sixth annual Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl Game will be played on Sunday, December 23 at 7 p.m., and will be carried live on ESPN. SHERATON HAWAI’I BOWL QUICK FACTS When: .................. December 23 - 7 PM CST Where: ................................Honolulu, Hawaii Stadium: ................................. Aloha Stadium Capacity: .............................................50,000 Network: ...............................................ESPN Opponent: ........ Western Athletic Conference Executive Director: ....................Jim Donovan Multi-Media Director: ...................Dave Matlin Telephone: .............................. 808-983-1124 Web site: ........www.sheratonhawaiibowl.com

Conference USA will send a league team to the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl if the Pac-10 is unable to supply a bowl-eligible team and C-USA does qualify a seventh bowl-eligible team. The annual bowl will feature an opponent from the Mountain West Conference. The fifth annual Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Game will be played on Monday, December 31 at 7 p.m., and will be carried live on ESPN. BELL HELICOPTER ARMED FORCES BOWL QUICK FACTS When: .................. December 31 - 7 PM CST Where: .............................. Fort Worth, Texas Stadium: ................. Amon G. Carter Stadium Capacity: .............................................44,008 Network: ...............................................ESPN Opponent: .......... Mountain West Conference Executive Director: ......................... Tom Starr Media Relations Director: ........Tim Simmons Telephone: .............................. 303-678-8484 Web site: ............................ www.fwbowl.com


Scoring Records ........... ...........108-110 108-110 Rushing Records .......... ..........110-113 110-113 Passing Records ...........113-116 ........... 113-116 Receiving Records .......116-118 ....... 116-118 Total Offense Records .... 118-119 All -Purpose Records................. Records................. 120 Punting Records ..........121-122 .......... 121-122 Kicking Records ...........122-123 ........... 122-123 Return Records ............ ............123-126 123-126 Defensive Records ....... .......126-128 126-128 Miscellaneous Records ...... ......128-129 128-129 All-Time Leaders ..........130-132 .......... 130-132 The Last Time... ........... ...........133-135 133-135

Annual Statistics................. 136 Lou Groza Award ................ 137 Honored Tigers ............ ............138-145 138-145 Retired Jerseys............. .............146-147 146-147 All-Star Games..................... 148 Bowl History ................ ................149-153 149-153 Undefeated Teams ............. 154 All-Time Coaches .........155-157 ......... 155-157 All-Time Lettermen ...... ......158-162 158-162 Tigers in the Pros .........163-164 ......... 163-164 All-Time Series Record ....... .......165-168 165-168 Year-By-Year Results ...... 169-175 Tiger Milestones ................. 176


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RECORDS

SINGLE GAME MOST POINTS SCORED (MIN. 18) 24 DeAngelo Williams vs Chattanooga 24 DeAngelo Williams vs Houston 24 DeAngelo Williams vs ECU 24 Dante Brown vs Houston 18 Joseph Doss vs UTEP 18 DeAngelo Williams vs UTC 18 DeAngelo Williams vs Tulsa 18 DeAngelo Williams vs Akron 18 DeAngelo Williams vs Ole Miss 18 DeAngelo Williams vs TTU 18 Ryan White vs UAB 18 Gerard Arnold vs Tulane 18 Gerard Arnold vs Arkansas St. 18 Russell Copeland vs Tennessee 18 John Martin vs Tulane 18 Larry Porter vs Arkansas State 18 Billy Moody vs Louisville 18 Jeff Womack vs Southwestern La. 18 Paul Gowen vs Cincinnati 18 Stan Davis vs Ole Miss 18 Jay McCoy vs Wichita State 18 Danny Pierce vs Southern Miss 18 Bob Sherlag vs Mississippi St. 18 Dave Casinelli vs The Citadel 18 Dave Casinelli vs UT-Arlington 18 Dave Casinelli vs The Citadel 18 James Earl Wright vs The Citadel 18 Don Coffee vs Tulsa 18 Nick Bouni vs Southern Miss 18 Bill Robertson vs Arkansas St. 18 Frank Berry vs Tampa

2004 2004 2004 2001 2006 2005 2005 2005 2003 2003 1999 1999 1997 1992 1992 1990 1987 1985 1971 1971 1970 1968 1965 1962 1962 1961 1961 1961 1959 1950 1949

MOST TOUCHDOWNS (MIN. 3) 4 DeAngelo Williams vs Chattanooga 4 DeAngelo Williams vs Houston 4 DeAngelo Williams vs ECU 4 Dante Brown vs Houston 3 Joseph Doss vs UTEP 3 DeAngelo Williams vs Chattanooga 3 DeAngelo Williams vs Tulsa 3 DeAngelo Williams vs Akron 3 DeAngelo Williams vs Ole Miss 3 DeAngelo Williams vs TTU 3 Gerard Arnold vs Tulane 3 Gerard Arnold vs Arkansas St. 3 Russell Copeland vs Tennessee 3 John Martin vs Tulane 3 Larry Porter vs Arkansas State 3 Billy Moody vs Louisville 3 Jeff Womack vs Southwestern La. 3 Paul Gowen vs Cincinnati 3 Stan Davis vs Ole Miss 3 Jay McCoy vs Wichita State 3 Danny Pierce vs Southern Miss 3 Bob Sherlag vs Mississippi State 3 Dave Casinelli vs The Citadel 3 Dave Casinelli vs UT-Arlington 3 Dave Casinelli vs The Citadel 3 James Earl Wright vs The Citadel 3 Don Coffee vs Tulsa 3 Nick Bouni vs Southern Miss 3 Bill Robertson vs Arkansas St. 3 Frank Berry vs Tampa

2004 2004 2004 2001 2006 2005 2005 2005 2003 2003 1999 1997 1992 1992 1990 1987 1985 1971 1971 1970 1968 1965 1962 1962 1961 1961 1961 1959 1950 1949

TOUCHDOWNS RESPONSIBLE FOR (MIN. 4) 5 Danny Wimprine vs Louisville 5 Danny Wimprine vs Murray St. 5 Danny Wimprine vs Army 4 Danny Wimprine vs BGSU 4 DeAngelo Williams vs ECU 4 DeAngelo Williams vs Houston 4 Danny Wimprine vs East Carolina 4 Travis Anglin vs UT-Chattanooga 4 Dante Brown vs Houston 4 Bernard Oden vs UAB 4 Steve Matthews vs Tulane 4 Tim Jones vs Tulane 4 Lloyd Patterson vs Auburn 4 Danny Pierce vs Louisville 4 Billy Fletcher vs Mississippi St.

2004 2002 2001 2004 2004 2004 2003 2001 2001 1997 1992 1989 1976 1969 1965

MOST PATS MADE KICKING (MIN. 7) 9 Pete Weeks vs Louisville 8 Joe Allison vs Tulane 8 Jack Carter vs Hardin-Simmons 7 Stephen Gostkowski vs UTC 7 Stephen Gostkowski vs UTC 7 Stephen Gostkowski vs Tulane 7 Ryan White vs Houston 7 Pete Weeks vs Wichita State 7 Roger Carter vs Cincinnati 7 Hal McGeorge vs Virginia Tech MOST CONSECUTIVE PATS MADE (101) 101 Ryan White (101x101) MOST POINTS KICKING (MIN. 13) 18 Ryan White vs UAB 17 S. Gostkowski vs Arkansas St. 16 Ryan White vs Cincinnati 14 Stephen Gostkowski vs Marshall 14 Stephen Gostkowski vs Ole Miss 14 Joe Allison vs Tulane 13 Stephen Gostkowski vs Louisville 13 Ryan White vs Arkansas State 13 Don Glosson vs Ole Miss 13 Rusty Bennett vs NTSU

1969 1992 1961 2005 2004 2004 2001 1970 1972 1973 1998-01 1999 2004 1998 2005 2003 1992 2004 2000 1983 1977

MOST FIELD GOALS MADE (MIN. 4) 5 Ryan White vs UAB 4 S. Gostkowski vs Marshall 4 S. Gostkowski vs Arkansas State 4 Ryan White vs Arkansas State 4 Ryan White vs Cincinnati 4 Joe Allison vs Mississippi 4 Rusty Bennett vs North Texas

1999 2005 2004 2000 1998 1992 1977

MOST FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED (MIN. 4) 6 Ryan White vs UAB 4 Matt Reagan vs UAB, Houston 4 Trey Adams vs Chattanooga 4 S. Gostkowski vs Marshall 4 S. Gostkowski vs Arkansas St. 4 Stephen Gostkowski vs TTU 4 Ryan White vs Arkansas State 4 Ryan White vs Cincinnati 4 Joe Allison vs Mississippi 4 Rusty Bennett vs North Texas

1999 2006 2006 2005 2004 2003 2000 1998 1992 1977

YEAR-BY-YEAR SCORING LEADERS YEAR 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960 1959 1958 1957 1956 1955 1954 1953 1952 1951 1950 1949 1948 1940

PLAYER Matt Reagan - pk DeAngelo Williams - rb DeAngelo Williams - rb Stephen Gostkowski - pk Stephen Gostkowski - pk Dante Brown - rb Ryan White - pk Ryan White - pk Ryan White - pk Bernard Oden - qb Ted Lane - pk Drew Pairamore - pk Luis Tejeda - pk Joe Allison - pk Joe Allison - pk Joe Allison - pk Larry Porter - rb John Butler - pk John Butler - pk John Butler - pk John Butler - pk Don Glosson - pk Don Glosson - pk Don Glosson - pk Trell Hooper - qb Greg Hauss - pk Rusty Bennett - pk Richard Locke - fb Earnest Gray - wr Rusty Bennett - pk Lloyd Patterson - qb Terdell Middleton - rb Bobby Williams - pk Hal McGeorge - pk Dan Darby - rb Paul Gowen - rb Jay McCoy - rb Pete Weeks - pk Jay McCoy - rb Nick Pappas - wr Tom Wallace - rb Billy Fletcher - qb Billy Fletcher - qb Dave Casinelli - fb Russ Vollmer - qb Jack Carter - qb Jack Carler -qb Nick Buoni - qb Paul Parrish - qb Bob Schmidt - rb Bubba Leonard - qb Andy Nelson - rb Andy Nelson - rb Ollie Keller - qb Ralph Messer - rb Ralph Messer - rb Red Hoggatt - qb Bill Robertson - wr Alex Williams - fb Jake Scott - rb Sam Hinsman - fb

TDS 19 23 12 8 0 9 5 5 9 7 8 7 7 9 10 5 6 6 2 14 8 4 3 7 4 5 2 6 6 3 4 4 4 12 13 5 5

EP-EPA 25-26 44-44 32-37 18-18 25-25 22-22 1-1 12-13 10-10 9-10 30-30 32-32 25-25 18-18 20-22 25-26 7-8 18-19 18-19 29-29 8-8 11-11 1-1 21-22 1-1 20-24 32-32 6-1 3724162338-43 29-36 1-4 25-7 20-22 101-

FG-FGA 12-17 19-28 9-14 12-18 13-19 16-16 0-0 12-18 4-11 13-17 12-18 23-25 6-13 16-20 14-19 11-15 7-9 5-13 15-16 14-20 5-8 8-13 13-20 995371-2 2-3 1-1 -

TP 61 114 138 101 59 72 54 64 70 50 48 22 48 66 101 43 54 66 62 58 28 33 63 71 30 23 35 30 56 60 42 50 47 59 42 42 63 52 60 30 36 69 49 84 72 65 53 44 26 35 32 42 36 28 24 24 24 72 78 30 31


MOST CONSECUTIVE FIELD GOALS MADE (16) 16 Ryan White

CAREER SCORING LEADERS POS. pk rb pk pk rb pk rb pk pk rb qb qb rb rb rb rb qb pk rb pk rb

NAME Stephen Gostkowski DeAngelo Williams Joe Allison Ryan White Dave Casinelli John Butler Jay McCoy Don Glosson Rusty Bennett Alex Williams Billy Fletcher Russ Vollmer Larry Porter Dante Brown Paul Gowen Terdell Middleton Lloyd Patterson Pete Weeks Gerard Arnold Bobby Williams Jeff Womack

YRS. PLAYED 2002-05 2002-05 1990-93 1998-01 1960-63 1986-89 1968-70 1983-85 1977-80 1949-50 1963-65 1961-63 1990-93 2001-02 1969-71 1974-76 1975-78 1968-69 1997-99 1974-76 1982-86

SINGLE SEASON

MOST TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 23 DeAngelo Williams 19 DeAngelo Williams 14 Dave Casinelli 13 DeAngelo Williams 13 Alex Williams 12 Dante Brown 12 Bill Robertson 12 Frank Berry

2004 2005 1963 2003 1949 2001 1950 1949

MOST TOUCHDOWNS RESPONSIBLE FOR 26 Danny Wimprine 26 Danny Wimprine 22 DeAngelo Williams 22 Danny Wimprine 21 Lloyd Patterson 20 Bernard Oden 19 Billy Fletcher 19 James Earl Wright 18 Martin Hankins 18 DeAngelo Williams 18 Steve Matthews 17 Danny Wimprine

2003 2002 2004 2004 1976 1997 1965 1961 2006 2005 1992 2001

MOST POINTS KICKING 108 Stephen Gostkowski 101 Stephen Gostkowski 101 Stephen Gostkowski 101 Joe Allison 71 Don Glosson 70 Ryan White 66 Joe Allison 66 John Butler

2004 2005 2003 1992 1983 1998 1993 1989

MOST PATS MADE 48 Stephen Gostkowski 44 Stephen Gostkowski 42 John Cobb 38 Jack Carter 37 Pete Weeks 36 Ryan White 35 Stephen Gostkowski 32 Stephen Gostkowski 32 Joe Allison 32 Hal McGeorge

2004 2003 1949 1961 1969 2001 2005 2002 1992 1973

FGS 70 51 49 48 1 34 30 10 12 17 -

TP 369 362 263 248 218 214 171 168 155 144 142 142 126 116 116 116 114 114 108 103 102

MOST PATS ATTEMPTED 49 Stephen Gostkowski 44 Stephen Gostkowski 43 Jack Carter 42 Pete Weeks 37 Stephen Gostkowski 36 Ryan White 36 Jack Carter 35 Stephen Gostkowski

2004 2003 1961 1969 2002 2001 1960 2005

MOST FIELD GOALS MADE 23 Joe Allison 22 Stephen Gostkowski 20 Stephen Gostkowski 19 Stephen Gostkowski 16 Ryan White 16 John Butler 15 Don Glosson

1992 2005 2004 2003 1998 1989 1984

MOST FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED 29 Stephen Gostkowski 25 Stephen Gostkowski 25 Joe Allison 24 Stephen Gostkowski 20 John Butler 20 Don Glosson 20 Rusty Bennett

2003 2005 1992 2004 1989 1983 1977

CAREER MOST POINTS SCORED 369 S. Gostkowski (159 PAT/70 FG) 362 DeAngelo Williams (60 TD/1EP) 263 Joe Allison (110 PAT/51 FG) 248 Ryan White (101 PAT/49 FG) 218 Dave Casinelli (36 TDs) 214 John Butler (70 PAT/48 FG) 171 Jay McCoy (27 TD/6 PAT/1 FG) MOST TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 60 DeAngelo Williams 36 Dave Casinelli 27 Jay McCoy 20 Larry Porter 20 Russ Vollmer 19 Tavares Gideon 19 Dante Brown 19 Paul Gowen 19 Terdell Middleton 19 Lloyd Patterson

2002-05 2002-05 1990-93 1998-01 1960-63 1986-89 1968-70 2002-05 1960-63 1968-70 1990-93 1960-63 2002,2004 2001-02 1968-70 1973-76 1975-78

MOST TOUCHDOWNS RESPONSIBLE FOR 92 Danny Wimprine 55 DeAngelo Williams 45 Lloyd Patterson 34 Dave Casinelli 32 Steve Matthews 31 Billy Fletcher

2001-04 2002-05 1975-78 1960-63 1992-93 1963-65

MOST POINTS KICKING 369 S.Gostkowski (159 PAT/70 FG) 263 Joe Allison (110 PAT/51 FG) 248 Ryan White (101 PAT/49 FG) 214 John Butler (70 PAT/48 FG) 168 Don Glosson (66 PAT/34 FG)

2002-05 1990-93 1998-01 1986-89 1983-85

MOST PATS MADE 159 Stephen Gostkowski 110 Joe Allison 101 Ryan White 78 Pete Weeks 77 Jack Carter

2002-05 1990-93 1998-01 1967-69 1959-61

MOST PATS ATTEMPTED 165 Stephen Gostkowski 112 Joe Allison 101 Ryan White 92 Jack Carter 91 Pete Weeks

2002-05 1990-93 1998-01 1959-61 1967-69

109

2004 2005 2004 2005 2003 1992 1963 1949 2003 2001 1962 1971 1950

EPK/OTHER 159 1 110 101 70 6 66 65 43 38 1 1 1 78 52 1

RECORDS

MOST POINTS SCORED 138 DeAngelo Williams 114 DeAngelo Williams 108 Stephen Gostkowski 101 Stephen Gostkowski 101 Stephen Gostkowski 101 Joe Allison 84 Dave Casinelli 78 Alex Williams 78 DeAngelo Williams 72 Dante Brown 72 Russ Vollmer 72 Paul Gowen 72 Bill Robertson

TDS 60 36 27 24 10 17 21 19 19 19 19 18 17

1998-99

Sophomore kicker Matt Reagan led the team in scoring in 2006 with 61 total points as a true freshman.


HIGHEST PAT PERCENTAGE 1.000 Ryan White (101X101) 98.2 Joe Allison (110X112) 96.4 S. Gostkowski (159X165) 96.2 Hal McGeorge (51X53) 95.7 Don Glosson (66X69) 95.6 Rusty Bennett (65X68)

1998-01 1990-93 2002-05 1972-73 1983-85 1977-80

MOST FIELD GOALS MADE 70 Stephen Gostkowski 51 Joe Allison 49 Ryan White 48 John Butler 34 Don Glosson 30 Rusty Bennett

2002-05 1990-93 1998-01 1986-89 1983-85 1977-80 2002-05 1990-93 1998-01 1986-89 1983-85 1977-80

FIELD GOAL PCT. (MIN. 50 ATT.) .761 John Butler (48X63) .761 S. Gostkowski (70X92) .731 Ryan White (49X67) .718 Joe Allison (51X71) .666 Don Glosson (34X51) .600 Rusty Bennett (30X50)

1986-89 2002-05 1998-01 1990-93 1983-85 1977-80

RECORDS

SINGLE GAME MOST POINTS SCORED 70 vs Tampa 69 vs Louisville 64 vs Union University 62 vs Tulane 61 vs Arkansas State 61 vs East Central Oklahoma

1949 1969 1950 1992 1949 1951

MOST TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 11 vs Tampa 10 vs Louisville 10 vs Union 9 vs Arkansas State 9 vs East Central Oklahoma

1949 1969 1950 1949 1951

MOST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS 7 vs North Texas State 7 vs The Citadel 6 vs Wichita State 6 vs Tulsa 6 vs Tulsa 6 vs Cincinnati

1971 1962 1972 1972 1969 1969

MOST PASSING TOUCHDOWNS 5 vs Murray State 5 vs Louisville 4 vs Chattanooga 4 vs Louisville 4 vs Bowling Green St. 4 vs East Carolina 4 vs Louisville 4 vs Army 4 vs Tulane 4 vs Tulsa

2002 1969 2004 2004 2004 2003 2002 2001 1992 1961

MOST EXTRA POINTS 9 vs Louisville 8 vs Chattanooga 8 vs Tulane 7 vs Tulane 7 vs Chattanooga 7 vs Houston 7 vs Virginia Tech 7 vs Wichita State 7 vs Cincinnati 7 vs Louisville

1969 2005 1992 2004 2004 2001 1973 1972 1972 1962

MOST FIELD GOALS MADE 5 vs UAB 4 vs Marshall 4 vs Arkansas State 4 vs Cincinnati 4 vs Ole Miss 4 vs North Texas State

1999 2005 2004 1998 1992 1976

1999 1976 2006 2005 2004 2003 1994 1992 1977

MOST CONSECUTIVE FIELD GOALS MADE 16 1998-99 16 1983-84 MOST 2-POINT CONVERSIONS MADE 2 Louisville

MOST FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED 92 Stephen Gostkowski 71 Joe Allison 67 Ryan White 63 John Butler 51 Don Glosson 50 Rusty Bennett

TEAM SCORING RECORDS

110

MOST FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED 6 vs UAB 6 vs North Texas State 4 vs Chattanooga, UAB, Houston 4 vs East Carolina, Marshall 4 vs Arkansas State 4 vs Tennessee Tech 4 vs Arkansas 4 vs Ole Miss 4 vs North Texas State

20 20 20

FEWEST FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED 8 8

FEWEST POINTS SCORED 7 1920 MOST TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 57 1949 56 1950 53 2004 48 2003 48 1961 45 1969 FEWEST TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 1 1920 MOST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS 33 1961 29 1969 28 2005 27 1968 27 1960 26 2004 26 1970 26 1962 MOST PASSING TOUCHDOWNS 25 2004 24 2002 23 2003 21 2006 21 2001 19 1992 18 1993 MOST EXTRA POINTS 48 2004 44 2003 40 1961 39 1969 36 2005 36 2001 34 2002 34 1960 MOST FIELD GOALS MADE 23 1992 22 2005 20 2004 19 2003 15 1994 15 1984 14 1988 14 1983 FEWEST FIELD GOALS MADE 0 1958 MOST FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED 28 2003 25 2005 25 1992 24 2004 21 1994

1978 1968

MOST 2-POINT CONVERSIONS MADE 4 X 7 1976 3 X 4 1988 3 X 7 1979 3 X 6 1978 3 X 5 1977 3 X 3 1975; 1997; 1998

1998

RUSHING

SINGLE SEASON MOST POINTS SCORED 430 2004 393 2003 385 1949 374 1950 332 1961 328 1969

2006 1983 1977

SINGLE GAME MOST RUSHING ATTEMPTS (MIN. 33) 42 Marcus Holliday vs Tulane 39 DeAngelo Williams vs E. Carolina 37 DeAngelo Williams vs Ole Miss 37 Larry Porter vs Ole Miss 37 James King vs Wichita State 36 DeAngelo Williams vs USM 35 DeAngelo Williams vs UTEP 35 Frank Fletcher vs Cincinnati 33 DeAngelo Williams vs Houston 33 DeAngelo Williams vs Houston 33 Marcus Holliday vs Arkansas 33 Dave Casinelli vs S. Carolina

1994 2005 2004 1993 1977 2005 2005 1994 2005 2004 1994 1963

MOST YARDS RUSHING (MIN. 185) 263 DeAngelo Williams vs USF 262 DeAngelo Williams vs Houston 260 Paul Gowen vs Tulsa 238 DeAngelo Williams vs Akron 236 DeAngelo Williams vs UTEP 226 DeAngelo Williams vs E. Carolina 225 DeAngelo Williams vs E. Carolina 223 DeAngelo Williams vs Tulsa 210 Dave Casinelli vs Houston 206 Larry Porter vs Arkansas State 205 DeAngelo Williams vs UTC 200 DeAngelo Williams vs Louisville 199 DeAngelo Williams vs USM 198 DeAngelo Williams vs Houston 195 DeAngelo Williams vs Tulane 190 Teofilo Riley vs Arkansas State 189 Richard Williams vs Ga. Tech 188 Eddie Hill vs Cincinnati

2004 2004 1969 2005 2005 2005 2004 2005 1963 1990 2005 2004 2004 2005 2003 1998 1980 1978

HIGHEST AVERAGE PER CARRY (MIN. 12) 15.8 Richard Williams vs Ga. Tech 15.3 Paul Gowen vs Tulsa 11.0 DeAngelo Williams vs Army 10.8 DeAngelo Williams vs Murray St. 10.4 Eddie Hill vs Cincinnati 10.3 DeAngelo Williams vs Chattanooga 9.5 DeAngelo Williams vs USM 9.4 DeAngelo Williams vs USF

1980 1969 2002 2002 1978 2005 2002 2004

LONG RUSHING PLAYS YDS 92 92 89 89 88 86 85 85 85 85 80 80 77 76 76 75 75 75

Herb Covington vs Cincinnati, 1966 Sonny Parsons vs The Citadel, 1961 Keith Benton vs Louisville, 1990 Jack Scott vs Union Univ., 1948 Tony Wiley vs Ole Miss, 1980 DeAngelo Williams vs Tulane, 2002 Keith Benton vs Louisville, 1990 Paul Gowen vs Tulsa, 1969 Andy Nelson vs Tennessee Tech, 1954 Andy Nelson vs Southern Miss, 1953 John Martin vs East Carolina, 1992 Richard Williams vs Louisville, 1980 Jimmy Cole vs Southern Miss, 1953 DeAngelo Williams vs UCF & UAB, 2005 Richard Williams vs Georgia Tech, 1980 DeAngelo Williams vs Southern Miss, 2004 Richard Williams vs Cincinnati, 1982 Keith White vs Murray State, 1949


YEAR-BY-YEAR RUSHING LEADERS YEAR 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960 1959 1957 1956 1955 1954 1953

NAME Joseph Doss DeAngelo Williams DeAngelo Williams DeAngelo Williams DeAngelo Williams Dante Brown Sugar Sanders Gerard Arnold Gerard Arnold Gerard Arnold Teofilo Riley Quitman Spaulding Marcus Holliday Larry Porter Larry Porter Larry Porter Keith Benton Marvin Cox Wayne Pryor Wayne Pryor Wayne Pryor Jeff Womack Punkin Williams Punkin Williams Richard Williams Tony Wiley Richard Williams Leo Cage Eddie Hill James King Terdell Middleton Terdell Middleton Reuben Gibson Dornell Harris Dornell Harris Paul Skeeter Gowen Paul Skeeter Gowen Paul Skeeter Gowen Ray Jamieson Ricky Thurow Terry Padgett Billy Fletcher Billy Fletcher Dave Casinelli Dave Casinelli Dave Casinelli Lennie Kaplan James Earl Wright Frank Massa Bobby Brooks Bobby Brooks Jim Shelton Sonny Rodgers

ATTS 224 310 313 243 103 184 167 146 208 145 145 100 145 126 140 116 148 193 111 145 129 89 137 123 89 123 80 128 126 168 160 138 116 109 132 149 145 117 123 88 142 109 92 219 173 117 69 66 60 67 63 81 -

YDS TDS 910 7 1,964 18 1,948 22 1,430 10 684 5 902 11 646 4 706 7 1,059 6 613 4 572 3 383 1 618 3 540 5 732 4 454 2 612 5 844 3 412 0 647 5 501 1 306 4 832 7 546 4 480 2 497 2 438 4 599 3 739 2 626 4 919 5 586 7 493 1 564 3 698 5 644 6 868 6 715 6 573 3 394 3 539 3 556 6 367 2 1,016 14 826 11 646 9 324 2 310 0 261 3 378 3 293 2 366 4 448 4

LONGEST RUN FROM SCRIMMAGE 95 Keith White vs Arkansas State 92 Herb Covington vs Cincinnati 92 Sonny Parsons vs The Citadel 89 Jack Scott vs Union 89 Keith Benton vs Louisville

2001 2004 2004 2004

SINGLE SEASON 2004 2005 2003 2006 1963 1998 1989 2001

MOST YARDS RUSHING (MIN. 850) 1964 DeAngelo Williams 1948 DeAngelo Williams 1430 DeAngelo Williams 1059 Gerard Arnold

2005 2004 2003 1998

1962 1976 2006 2001

TEAM RUSHING RECORDS SINGLE GAME

RUSHING AVERAGE 7.6 Paul Wilson 7.3 Jack Carter 7.2 Nick Pappas 6.6 DeAngelo Williams 6.5 Sonny Parsons

1971 1960 1967 2002 1961

MOST RUSHING ATTEMPTS 81 vs North Texas State 77 vs Wichita State 76 vs North Texas State 70 vs Georgia Tech 70 vs Virginia Tech

1971 1972 1979 1981 1970

MOST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS (MIN. 10) 22 DeAngelo Williams 18 DeAngelo Williams 14 Dave Casinelli 13 DeAngelo Williams 11 Dante Brown 11 Dave Casinelli 10 James Earl Wright 10 Jay McCoy

2004 2005 1963 2003 2001 1962 1961 1968

FEWEST RUSHING ATTEMPTS 19 vs Arkansas 19 vs UCF 20 vs Mississippi

1998 2006 1998

MOST 100-YARD GAMES 10 DeAngelo Williams 10 DeAngelo Williams 10 DeAngelo Williams 6 Gerard Arnold 4 DeAngelo Williams 4 Dave Casinelli 4 Dave Casinelli 4 Terdell Middleton 4 Marvin Cox

2005 2004 2003 1998 2002 1963 1962 1976 1989

MOST YARDS RUSHING 507 vs Tulsa 485 vs Wichita State 456 vs North Texas State 436 vs Tulsa 419 vs The Citadel

1969 1970 1971 1972 1962

FEWEST YARDS RUSHING -14 vs Houston

1998

MOST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS 7 vs North Texas State 7 vs The Citadel 6 vs Wichita State 6 vs Tulsa 6 vs Cincinnati

1971 1962 1972 1972 1969

MOST CONSECUTIVE 100-YARD GAMES 13 DeAngelo Williams 10 DeAngelo Williams 4 Gerard Arnold

2003-04 2005 1998

CAREER MOST RUSHING ATTEMPTS 969 DeAngelo Williams 549 Dave Casinelli 499 Gerard Arnold 498 Larry Porter 479 Wayne Pryor 417 Jeff Womack

2002-05 1960-63 1997-99 1990-93 1986-89 1983-86

MOST YARDS RUSHING 6026 DeAngelo Williams 2636 Dave Casinelli 2378 Gerard Arnold 2227 Paul Gowen 2194 Larry Porter 1970 Terdell Middleton

2002-05 1960-63 1997-99 1969-71 1990-93 1973-76

RUSHING AVERAGE 6.2 DeAngelo Williams 5.4 Paul Gowen 4.8 Gerard Arnold 4.8 Dave Casinelli 4.8 Terdell Middleton 4.8 Dornell Harris

2002-05 1969-71 1997-99 1960-63 1973-76 1971-73

MOST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS 55 DeAngelo Williams 36 Dave Casinelli 27 Jay McCoy 20 Larry Porter 20 Russ Vollmer 19 Paul Gowen 19 Terdell Middleton 19 Lloyd Patterson

2002-05 1960-63 1968-70 1990-93 1960-63 1969-71 1973-76 1975-78

MOST 100-YARD GAMES 34* DeAngelo Williams 11 Gerard Arnold 7 Dave Casinelli 6 Larry Porter 6 Paul Gowen 5 Terdell Middleton 5 Dornell Harris 5 Marvin Cox 4 Punkin Williams 4 Eddie Hill 4 Herb Covington 4 Teofilo Riley

2002-05 1997-99 1960-63 1990-93 1969-71 1973-76 1971-73 1988-90 1983-84 1975-78 1965-67 1996-99

* - NCAA Record

SINGLE SEASON MOST RUSHING ATTEMPTS 612 1972 606 1971 597 2005 580 1975 570 1970 558 1979 FEWEST RUSHING ATTEMPTS 335 1964 MOST YARDS RUSHING 3215 2005 2752 1960 2629 1970 2660 1971 2483 1969 2438 2004 2360 2003 FEWEST YARDS RUSHING 1045 1995 1130 1996 1154 2000 MOST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS 33 1961 29 1969 28 2005 27 1968 27 1960 26 2004 26 1970 26 1962

100-YARD RUSHING GAMES DEANGELO WILLIAMS (34) 263 vs USF 262 vs Houston 238 vs Akron 236 vs UTEP 226 vs East Carolina 225 vs East Carolina 223 vs Tulsa 205 vs Chattanooga 200 vs Louisville 199 vs Southern Miss 198 vs Houston 195 vs Tulane 167 vs UAB 166 vs Tulane

2004 2004 2005 2005 2005 2004 2005 2005 2004 2004 2005 2003 2005 2002

111

MOST RUSHING ATTEMPTS (MIN. 170) 313 DeAngelo Williams 310 DeAngelo Williams 243 DeAngelo Williams 224 Joseph Doss 219 Dave Casinelli 208 Gerard Arnold 193 Marvin Cox 184 Dante Brown

Dave Casinelli Terdell Middleton Joseph Doss Dante Brown

RECORDS

MOST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS 4 Dante Brown vs Houston 4 DeAngelo Williams vs UTC 4 DeAngelo Williams vs Houston 4 DeAngelo Williams vs ECU 3 24 times (last; Doss vs UTEP, 2006)

1948 1966 1961 1948 1990

1016 919 910 902


158 154 144 137 136 136 136 135 132 129 127 123 120 120 119 118 110 108 107 105

vs Southern Miss vs Louisville vs Arkansas State vs East Carolina vs UCF vs Chattanooga vs Cincinnati vs Ole Miss vs Tulane vs Murray State vs Marshall vs Southern Miss vs Bowling Green State vs Houston vs Mississippi State vs Ole Miss vs Army vs Arkansas State vs UAB vs Southern Miss

2003 2003 2004 2003 2005 2004 2003 2003 2004 2002 2005 2005 2004 2003 2003 2004 2002 2003 2003 2002

GERARD ARNOLD (11) 165 vs Tulane 160 vs East Carolina 144 vs Louisville 142 vs East Carolina 142 vs Tulane 138 vs Army 123 vs Cincinnati 119 vs Southern Miss 119 vs Arkansas State 119 vs Arkansas State 102 vs Minnesota

1998 1998 1999 1997 1999 1999 1998 1998 1997 1998 1998

DAVE CASINELLI (7) 210 vs Houston 154 vs Mississippi State 140 vs Chattanooga 139 vs Texas-Arlington 136 vs South Carolina 129 vs The Citadel 105 vs Tennessee Tech

1963 1962 1963 1962 1963 1962 1962

PAUL “SKEETER” GOWEN (6) 260 vs Tulsa 163 vs North Texas State 141 vs Utah State 135 vs Southern Miss 130 vs Utah State 115 vs Miami

1969 1970 1971 1970 1970 1969

LARRY PORTER (6) 206 vs Arkansas State 174 vs Cincinnati 167 vs Arkansas State 137 vs Ole Miss 133 vs Tulsa 113 vs Ole Miss

1990 1992 1991 1993 1992 1992

112

RECORDS

CAREER RUSHING LEADERS NAME DeAngelo Williams (RB) Dave Casinelli (FB) Gerard Arnold (RB) Paul Gowen (RB) Larry Porter (RB) Terdell Middleton (RB) Wayne Pryor (FB) Jeff Womack (RB) Teofilo Riley (RB) Dornell Harris (RB) Jay McCoy (RB) Joseph Doss (RB) Reuben Gibson (FB) Dante Brown (RB) Richard Locke (FB) Punkin Williams (RB) Ray Jamieson (FB) Marcus Holliday (RB) Leon Bosby (FB) Herb Covington (FB) Tony Wiley (RB) Billy Fletcher (QB) Leo Cage (RB) Richard Williams (RB) Eddie Hill (RB) Marvin Cox (RB) James King (RB) Gerald White (RB)

YRS. 02-05 60-63 97-99 69-71 90-93 73-76 86-89 83-86 96-99 71-73 68-70 0474-76 01-02 77-80 83-84 68-71 91-94 89-92 65-67 80-82 63-65 77-79 79-82 75-78 88-89 76-78 86-89

CARRIES 969 549 499 411 498 408 479 417 386 302 229 363 330 317 362 260 285 302 323 263 277 241 244 206 212 215 248 257

TOT.YDS 6,026 2,636 2,378 2,227 2,194 1,970 1,924 1,764 1,716 1,641 1,537 1,533 1,470 1,464 1,417 1,378 1,321 1,275 1,244 1,236 1,215 1,147 1,137 1,092 1,076 1,074 1,020 1,013

Senior running back Joseph Doss led the team in rushing in 2006 with 910 yards on 224 attempts. MARVIN COX (5) 150 vs Cincinnati 116 vs Florida 105 vs Tulane 103 vs Vanderbilt 102 vs Arkansas State

1989 1989 1989 1988 1989

DORNELL HARRIS (5) 131 vs Wichita State 129 vs Tulsa 119 vs Utah State 110 vs Kansas State 106 vs Virginia Tech

1972 1972 1972 1973 1973

MARCUS HOLLIDAY (5) 171 vs Arkansas 151 vs Tulane 138 vs Tennessee 122 vs Arkansas State 106 vs Louisville

1994 1994 1991 1994 1991

TERDELL MIDDLETON (5) 172 vs Tulane 143 vs Tulsa 112 vs Florida State 102 vs Florida State 102 vs Wichita State

1976 1975 1974 1976 1976

HERB COVINGTON (4) 145 vs McNeese State 140 vs Cincinnati 103 vs West Texas State 102 vs Mississippi State

1965 1966 1965 1965

EDDIE HILL (4) 188 vs Cincinnati 114 vs Southern Miss 107 vs Wichita State 102 vs Mississippi State

1978 1978 1978 1977

TEOFILO RILEY (4) 190 vs Arkansas State 152 vs Louisville 119 vs Southwestern Louisiana 104 vs Arkansas State

1998 1998 1996 1999

PUNKIN WILLIAMS (4) 148 vs Southern Miss 142 vs Southwestern Louisiana 137 vs Mississippi State 121 vs Louisville

1984 1984 1984 1983

DANTE BROWN (3) 158 vs Chattanooga 148 vs Houston 119 vs Louisville

2001 2001 2001

LEO CAGE (3) 156 vs Cincinnati 124 vs Louisville 118 vs Ole Miss

1979 1979 1979

JOSEPH DOSS (3) 112 vs Ole Miss 105 vs Southern Miss 133 vs Houston

2006 2006 2006

BILLY FLETCHER (3) 128 vs West Texas State 120 vs West Texas State 116 vs Tulsa

1964 1965 1965

RAY JAMIESON (3) 137 vs Louisville 122 vs North Texas State 109 vs Southern Miss

1968 1971 1971

JAMES KING (3) 120 vs North Texas State 119 vs Wichita State 110 vs Southern Miss

1977 1977 1977

JAY MCCOY (3) 121 vs Florida State 101 vs Southern Miss 100 vs Louisville

1969 1969 1968

WAYNE PRYOR (3) 115 vs Tulsa 112 vs Alabama 102 vs Southern Miss

1987 1987 1986

FRANK FLETCHER (2) 185 vs Cincinnati 101 vs Louisville

1994 1994

REUBEN GIBSON (2) 112 vs Louisville 107 vs Colorado State

1976 1974

RICHARD LOCKE (2) 121 vs Ole Miss 120 vs North Texas State

1978 1979


JOHN MARTIN (2) 164 vs East Carolina 113 vs Southwestern Louisiana JEFF “SUGAR” SANDERS (2) 132 vs East Carolina 122 vs Cincinnati

1992 1993 2000 2000

GERALD WHITE (2) 101 vs Tulane 100 vs Vanderbilt

1987 1987

TONY WILEY (2) 131 vs Ole Miss 106 vs Southern Miss

1980 1981

RICHARD WILLIAMS (2) 184 vs Georgia Tech 100 vs Louisville

1981 1980

XAVIER CRAWFORD (1) 134 vs Southern Miss

1991

DAN DARBY (1) 109 vs Cincinnati

PASSING

1972

SINGLE GAME

DANNY FELTS (1) 145 vs Wichita State

1979

AL HARVEY (1) 136 vs Utah State

1972

TIM JONES (1) 132 vs Tulane

1989

JOE LYNCH (1) 131 vs Wichita State

1970

RALPH MESSER (1) 116 vs Louisville

1952

JEFF WOMACK (2) 140 vs Louisville 110 vs Tennessee

1983 1985

RONALD “RUNT” MOON (1) 111 vs Mississippi State

1974

CHARLES ALLEN (1) 111 vs Tulane

1990

TERRY PADGETT (1) 129 vs South Carolina

1966

MAURICE AVERY (1) 105 vs Houston

2005

DERRON PARQUET (1) 164 vs USF

2003

KEITH BENTON (1) 147 vs Louisville

1990

LLOYD PATTERSON (1) 108 vs Florida State

1975

LEON BOSBY (1) 126 vs Southwestern Louisiana

1990

RICKY THUROW (1) 131 vs Louisville

1969

YEAR-BY-YEAR PASSING LEADERS ATT 377 118 398 440 435 196 154 125 124 316 287 161 148 273 286 199 176 144 152 95 84 272 174 216 201 96 185 154 141 169 178 72 193 118 179 80 80 139 137 70 73 256 160 58 87 67 62 30 27 49

COMP 226 67 225 246 235 102 85 68 61 170 141 81 70 166 175 90 76 73 79 54 41 142 81 105 112 43 73 64 56 73 87 30 103 61 90 31 39 61 56 31 26 92 69 29 39 35 26 13 11 18

YDS 2550 894 2892 3174 2820 1329 857 856 930 2249 1557 896 738 1896 2084 1203 1265 1017 1231 709 412 1606 1315 1390 1194 466 888 884 931 1336 1563 371 1266 785 961 496 557 1049 925 436 348 1239 921 466 555 604 475 184 149 338

TDS 18 5 22 22 23 14 4 5 5 12 6 3 1 13 18 8 7 7 5 5 2 9 7 11 5 2 5 6 7 9 14 0 9 4 5 5 1 9 3 3 2 13 7 0 6 11 2 1 0 3

INT 13 4 14 13 18 4 6 10 4 9 11 8 7 13 12 13 11 10 5 7 2 11 10 11 10 8 16 10 13 8 6 7 9 6 7 5 7 9 7 1 7 20 7 3 6 1 3 10

MOST PASS COMPLETIONS (MIN. 24) 32 Danny Wimprine vs UAB, Miss. St. 32 Danny Wimprine vs USF 29 Steve Matthews vs Mississippi St. 27 Martin Hankins vs UCF 26 Martin Hankins vs Marshall 26 Danny Wimprine vs BGSU, UAB 25 Danny Wimprine vs USF 25 Danny Wimprine vs Mississippi St. 25 Bernard Oden vs Minnesota 25 Steve Matthews vs Louisville 24 Martin Hankins vs ECU, Tulsa 24 Danny Wimprine vs Louisville 24 Danny Wimprine vs Houston 24 Kenton Evans vs Ole Miss 24 Steve Matthews vs Tulsa

2003 2002 1993 2006 2006 2004 2003 2002 1997 1993 2006 2004 2002 1998 1993

MOST YARDS PASSING (MIN. 260) 398 Danny Wimprine vs Mississippi St. 361 Danny Wimprine vs Louisville 356 Danny Wimprine vs Arkansas St. 355 Danny Wimprine vs Ole Miss 355 Rusty Trail vs Southern Miss 347 Danny Wimprine vs UAB 342 Danny Wimprine vs Houston 340 Steve Matthews vs Mississippi St. 335 Steve Matthews vs East Carolina 324 Danny Wimprine vs BGSU 322 Martin Hankins vs Marshall 314 Danny Wimprine vs USF 303 Martin Hankins vs UAB 300 Bernard Oden vs Minnesota 295 Danny Wimprine vs Cincinnati 294 Martin Hankins vs Chattanooga 292 Bernard Oden vs Cincinnati 291 Qadry Anderson vs Tulane 288 Danny Wimprine vs Miss State 288 Danny Sparkman vs Cincinnati 287 Steve Matthews vs East Carolina

2003 2004 2004 2003 1988 2004 2002 1993 1992 2004 2006 2002 2006 1997 2001 2006 1997 1996 2002 1984 1993

HIGHEST AVERAGE GAIN/COMPLETION 29.22 D. Wimprine vs Chattanooga (9-263) 28.25 Neil Suber vs East Carolina (8-226) 28.10 Keith Benton vs UCF (7-197) 24.85 Lloyd Patterson vs N. Texas (7-171) 24.77 Bernard Oden vs Michigan St. (9-223) 24.67 Neil Suber vs Tennessee (9-222) 23.88 L. Patterson vs USM (9-215) 23.70 Danny Sparkman vs ASU (9-214) 23.20 Keith Benton vs UT (5-116) 22.60 Keith Benton vs Ole Miss (6-136)

2004 1999 1990 1977 1997 1999 1977 1984 1991 1990

MOST TOUCHDOWN PASSES 5 Danny Wimprine vs Murray St. 4 Danny Wimprine vs BGSU 4 Danny Wimprine vs Louisville 4 Danny Wimprine vs ECU 4 Danny Wimprine vs Louisville 4 Danny Wimprine vs Army 4 Steve Matthews vs Tulane 4 James Earl Wright vs Tulsa

2002 2004 2004 2003 2002 2001 1992 1961

113

NAME Martin Hankins Maurice Avery Danny Wimprine Danny Wimprine Danny Wimprine Danny Wimprine Scott Scherer Travis Anglin Neil Suber Bernard Oden Qadry Anderson Joe Borich Tony Scarpino Steve Matthews Steve Matthews Keith Benton Keith Benton Tim Jones Rusty Trail Tim Jones Tom Branner Danny Sparkman Danny Sparkman Danny Sparkman Trell Hooper Tom Smith Darrell Martin Kevin Betts Lloyd Patterson Lloyd Patterson Lloyd Patterson Lloyd Patterson David Fowler Joe Bruner Al Harvey John Robinson Rick Strawbridge Danny Pierce Danny Pierce Terry Padgett Terry Padgett Billy Fletcher Billy Fletcher Russell Vollmer Russell Vollmer James Earl Wright Nick Bouni Fred Hearn Jim Leonard James Armstrong

2003 2002 2003 2002 2004 2006 1993 2002 2002 1997 1993 2004 2004 2006 2003 2006 2004 1988 1965

RECORDS

YEAR 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960 1959 1957 1956

MOST PASSING ATTEMPTS (MIN. 40) 60 Danny Wimprine vs Mississippi St. 53 Danny Wimprine vs USF 51 Danny Wimprine vs USF 48 Danny Wimprine vs Mississippi St. 46 Danny Wimprine vs Louisville 45 Martin Hankins vs East Carolina 45 Steve Matthews vs Mississippi St. 44 Danny Wimprine vs Louisville 44 Danny Wimprine vs Houston 44 Bernard Oden vs Minnesota 44 Steve Matthews vs Louisville 43 Danny Wimprine vs Ole Miss 43 Danny Wimprine vs UAB 42 Martin Hankins vs Marshall 42 Danny Wimprine vs UAB 41 Martin Hankins vs UCF 41 Danny Wimprine vs Arkansas St. 41 Rusty Trail vs Southern Miss 40 Billy Fletcher vs Wake Forest


MOST INTERCEPTIONS THROWN 5 Martin Hankins vs East Carolina 5 Danny Wimprine vs Mississippi St. 5 Darrell Martin vs Vanderbilt 5 Keith Benton vs Missouri 4 Several tied at four

2006 2002 1980 1990

114

RECORDS

SINGLE SEASON MOST PASS ATTEMPTS 440 Danny Wimprine 435 Danny Wimprine 398 Danny Wimprine 377 Martin Hankins 316 Bernard Oden 287 Qadry Anderson 286 Steve Matthews 273 Steve Matthews 272 Danny Sparkman 256 Billy Fletcher 216 Danny Sparkman

2003 2002 2004 2006 1997 1996 1992 1993 1985 1965 1983

MOST PASS COMPLETIONS 246 Danny Wimprine 235 Danny Wimprine 226 Martin Hankins 225 Danny Wimprine 175 Steve Matthews 170 Bernard Oden 166 Steve Matthews 142 Danny Sparkman 141 Qadry Anderson 112 Trell Hooper 105 Danny Sparkman 102 Danny Wimprine

2003 2002 2006 2004 1992 1997 1993 1985 1996 1982 1983 2001

MOST YARDS PASSING 3174 Danny Wimprine 2892 Danny Wimprine 2820 Danny Wimprine 2550 Martin Hankins 2249 Bernard Oden 2084 Steve Matthews 1896 Steve Matthews 1606 Danny Sparkman 1563 Lloyd Patterson 1557 Qadry Anderson 1390 Danny Sparkman 1336 Lloyd Patterson 1329 Danny Wimprine

2003 2004 2002 2006 1997 1992 1993 1985 1976 1996 1983 1977 2001

HIGHEST PASS COMPLETION (MIN. 75 ATTS) 64.0 Andy Whitwell (48 of 75) 61.2 Steve Matthews (175 of 286) 60.8 Steve Matthews (166 of 273) 59.9 Martin Hankins (226 of 377) 57.0 Neil Suber (69 of 121) 56.8 Tim Jones (54 of 95) 56.8 Maurice Avery (67 of 118) 56.5 Danny Wimprine (225 of 398) 55.9 Danny Wimprine (246 of 440) 55.7 Trell Hooper (112 of 201) 55.2 Scott Scherer (85 of 154)

1987 1992 1993 2006 2000 1987 2005 2004 2003 1982 2000

CAREER PASSING LEADERS NAME Danny Wimprine Danny Sparkman Lloyd Patterson Steve Matthews Bernard Oden Tim Jones Neil Suber Martin Hankins Keith Benton Billy Fletcher David Fowler Qadry Anderson Danny Pierce Kevin Betts Travis Anglin Russ Volmer Al Harvey Rusty Trail Joe Borich Trell Hooper Darrell Martin Ricky Thurow

YRS. COMP-ATT TDS YARDS 2001-04 808-1469 81 10,215 1983-85 328-662 27 4,311 1975-78 246-560 30 4,201 1992-93 341-559 31 3,980 1995-97 209-400 14 2,686 1986-89 210-420 19 2,668 1998-01 238-463 14 2,646 2006226-377 18 2,550 1990-91 166-375 15 2,468 1963-65 168-438 21 2,311 1972-74 185-362 12 2,283 1995-96 178-374 7 2,047 1968-69 117-276 12 1,974 1978-79 97-237 13 1,511 1999-02 137-250 10 1,459 1960-63 107-240 7 1,454 1970-72 122-248 9 1,405 1987-89 98-207 7 1,370 1994-95 124-284 6 1,369 1981-85 112-201 5 1,194 1979-82 100-261 5 1,157 1967-69 65-151 8 1,067

54.0 53.8

Danny Wimprine (235 of 435) Bernard Oden (170 of 316)

2002 1997

AVERAGE GAIN PER COMPLETION 19.9 James Earl Wright 18.3 Nick Bouni 18.3 Lloyd Patterson 17.9 Lloyd Patterson 17.8 Kevin Betts

1960 1959 1976 1976 1978

MOST TOUCHDOWN PASSES 23 Danny Wimprine 22 Danny Wimprine 22 Danny Wimprine 18 Martin Hankins 18 Steve Matthews 14 Danny Wimprine 14 Lloyd Patterson 13 Steve Matthews 13 Billy Fletcher 13 James Earl Wright 12 Bernard Oden

2002 2004 2003 2006 1992 2001 1976 1993 1965 1960 1997

MOST INTERCEPTIONS THROWN 20 Billy Fletcher 18 Danny Wimprine 16 Darrell Martin 14 Danny Wimprine 13 Martin Hankins 13 Danny Wimprine 13 Steve Matthews 13 Lloyd Patterson 12 Steve Matthews

1965 2002 1980 2004 2006 2003 1993 1978 1992

HIGHEST AVERAGE PER COMPLETION 17.2 James Earl Wright 17.1 Lloyd Patterson 16.9 Danny Pierce 15.1 Kevin Betts 14.4 Russ Vollmer

1959-61 1975-78 1968-69 1976-79 1960-63

TEAM PASSING RECORDS SINGLE GAME

CAREER MOST PASS ATTEMPTS 1469 Danny Wimprine 662 Danny Sparkman 560 Lloyd Patterson 559 Steve Matthews 463 Neil Suber 438 Billy Fletcher

2001-04 1983-85 1975-78 1992-93 1998-01 1963-65

MOST PASS COMPLETIONS 808 Danny Wimprine 341 Steve Matthews 328 Danny Sparkman 246 Lloyd Patterson 238 Neil Suber 226 Martin Hankins 210 Tim Jones

2001-04 1992-93 1983-85 1975-78 1998-01 20061986-89

MOST PASSING YARDS 10,215 Danny Wimprine 4,311 Danny Sparkman 4,201 Lloyd Patterson 3,980 Steve Matthews 2,686 Bernard Oden 2,668 Tim Jones 2,646 Neil Suber 2,550 Martin Hankins 2,468 Keith Benton

2001-04 1983-85 1975-78 1992-93 1995-97 1986-89 1998-01 20061990-91

MOST TOUCHDOWN PASSES 81 Danny Wimprine 31 Steve Matthews 30 Lloyd Patterson 27 Danny Sparkman 24 James Earl Wright 21 Billy Fletcher 19 Tim Jones

2001-04 1992-93 1975-78 1983-85 1959-61 1963-65 1986-89

MOST INTERCEPTIONS 49 Danny Wimprine 34 Lloyd Patterson 32 Danny Sparkman 29 Tim Jones 28 Billy Fletcher 25 Steve Matthews 25 Darrell Martin

2001-04 1975-78 1983-85 1986-89 1963-65 1992-93 1978-81

HIGHEST PASS COMPLETION PERCENTAGE 61.0 Steve Matthews (341X559) 59.9 Martin Hankins (226X377) 55.0 Danny Wimprine (808X1469) 51.1 David Fowler (185X362) 50.0 Tim Jones (210X420) 49.5 Danny Sparkman (328X662) 49.2 Al Harvey (122X248) 44.6 Russ Vollmer (107X240)

1992-93 20062001-04 1972-74 1986-89 1983-85 1970-72 1960-63

MOST PASSING ATTEMPTS 61 vs Mississippi State 55 vs USF 54 vs Tulane 51 vs USF 48 vs Ole Miss 47 vs Mississippi State 46 vs East Carolina 46 vs Louisville 46 vs Ole Miss 46 vs Murray State 45 vs Louisville 44 vs Minnesota

2003 2002 2000 2003 2002 1993 2006 2004 1969 1985 1993 1997

FEWEST PASSING ATTEMPTS 3 vs Arkansas State

1982

MOST PASS COMPLETIONS 33 vs USF 32 vs Mississippi State, UAB 30 vs Mississippi State 28 vs UCF 26 vs Marshall 26 vs Bowling Green State, UAB 25 vs East Carolina 25 vs USF 25 vs Mississippi State 25 vs Minnesota 25 vs Louisville

2002 2003 1993 2006 2006 2004 2006 2003 2002 1997 1993

FEWEST PASS COMPLETIONS 1 five times (last vs Marshall, 2005) MOST PASSING YARDS 398 vs Mississippi State 390 vs Tennessee Tech 389 vs Ole Miss 379 vs Mississippi State 361 vs Louisville 356 vs Arkansas State 355 vs Southern Miss 347 vs UAB 342 vs Houston 336 vs Chattanooga 335 vs East Carolina 331 vs Ole Miss 328 vs Chattanooga 324 vs Bowling Green State 322 vs Marshall 320 vs USF 303 vs UAB 301 vs Southwestern La. 300 vs Minnesota

2003 2003 2003 1993 2004 2004 1988 2004 2002 2004 1992 1969 2006 2004 2006 2002 2006 1973 1997

FEWEST PASSING YARDS -3 vs Marshall 6 vs Southern Miss

2005 1966

MOST PASSES HAD INTERCEPTED 5 vs East Carolina 5 vs Mississippi State 5 vs Miami 5 vs Missouri 5 vs Southwestern La. 5 vs Vanderbilt 5 vs Vanderbilt 5 vs Houston 5 vs New Mexico

2006 2002 1993 1991 1987 1980 1979 1968 1986

SINGLE SEASON MOST PASSING ATTEMPTS 470 2003 452 2002 421 2004 394 2006 352 1993 339 2000


LONG PASS COMPLETIONS

1997 1998 1995

FEWEST PASS ATTEMPTS 78 1957 MOST PASS COMPLETIONS 260 2003 241 2002 235 2004

OPPONENT Houston Ole Miss Houston Southern Miss Arkansas State Arkansas State UAB East Carolina Tennessee Houston Southern Miss Tennessee Tech Florida State Central Florida Mississippi State Virginia Tech Houston Virginia Tech Southern Miss Mississippi State Cincinnati Tulane Michigan State Cincinnati Mississippi State Chattanooga Southern Miss Mississippi State Army Arkansas State Michigan State Houston Tulsa Southern Miss Cincinnati Cincinnati Mississippi State Southern Miss East Tennessee St. North Texas Chattanooga Tennessee Southwestern La. Chattanooga Bowling Green St. Army Tulsa SMU Louisville Utah State Tulane Tulane Louisville Southern Miss Mississippi State UTEP Tulane Ole Miss Houston Southern Miss Chattanooga Tulsa Miami (FL) Ole Miss Tulsa Tulane Minnesota Southern Miss UAB Ole Miss Tulane East Carolina Tulane Ole Miss Florida State 234 203 182 181 178 177 159 154

2006 1993 1992 2000 1997 2001 1973 1985

FEWEST PASS COMPLETIONS 38 1957

YEAR 1978 2003 1998 1988 1984 1983 2006 1998 1999 1996 1960 2003 1984 1990 1984 1985 2001 1983 2002 1988 1984 1983 1997 2001 1991 2004 2004 1995 2001 1984 1997 2005 1992 1987 2003 1997 1997 1977 1956 2003 2005 1991 1967 2006 2004 1985 1994 1976 2004 1965 1997 1987 1992 1983 1977 2006 1996 2004 2003 1977 2004 1990 1969 2003 1988 1987 1998 1974 2004 2003 1998 1992 1978 1979 1979

FEWEST PASSING YARDS 477 1957 MOST PASSES HAD INTERCEPTED 22 1980 22 1965 20 2002 20 1995 20 1979 FEWEST PASSES HAD INTERCEPTED 6 2001 MOST TOUCHDOWN PASSES 25 2004 24 2002 23 2003 21 2006 19 1992 18 1993 14 1978 14 1976 14 1969 14 1965 14 1961 14 1960 FEWEST TOUCHDOWN PASSES 1 1963

300-YARD PASSING GAMES DANNY WIMPRINE (8) 398 vs Mississippi State 361 vs Louisville 356 vs Arkansas State 355 vs Ole Miss 347 vs UAB 342 vs Houston 324 vs Bowling Green State 314 vs South Florida

2003 2004 2004 2003 2004 2002 2004 2002

MARTIN HANKINS (2) 322 vs Marshall 303 vs UAB

2006 2006

STEVE MATTHEWS (2) 340 vs Mississippi State 335 vs East Carolina

1993 1992

BERNARD ODEN (1) 300 vs Minnesota

1997

RUSTY TRAIL (1) 355 vs Southern Miss

1988

200-YARD PASSING GAMES DANNY WIMPRINE (22) 295 vs Cincinnati 288 vs Mississippi State 271 vs USF 271 vs Ole Miss 268 vs East Carolina 266 vs Ole Miss 266 vs Tennessee Tech 263 vs Chattanooga 261 vs Louisville 259 vs UAB 257 vs UAB 254 vs North Texas 247 vs Southern Miss 245 vs Murray State 238 vs Arkansas State 228 vs Houston 216 vs TCU 216 vs Army 216 vs Houston

2001 2002 2003 2002 2003 2004 2003 2004 2002 2002 2003 2003 2004 2002 2003 2003 2002 2002 2001

115

336 320 320

PLAYERS Lloyd Patterson to Earnest Gray (TD) Danny Wimprine to Tavarious Davis (TD) Stephen Galbraith to Damien Dodson (TD) Rusty Trail to Chris Martin (TD) Danny Sparkman to Edwin Lovelady (TD) Danny Sparkman to Derrick Crawford (TD) Martin Hankins to Ryan Scott (TD) Neil Suber to Damien Dodson (TD) Neil Suber to Ken Coutain (TD) Qadry Anderson to Teofilo Riley (TD) James Earl Wright to Harold Sterling (TD) Danny Wimprine to DeAngelo Williams (TD) Danny Sparkman to Jerry Harris (TD) Keith Benton to Russell Copeland (TD) Danny Sparkman to Enis Jackson (TD) Danny Sparkman to Billy Moody (TD) Danny Wimprine to Antoine Harden (TD) Danny Sparkman to Smokey Jordan Danny Wimprine to Antoine Harden (TD) Tim Jones to Ray Craft Danny Sparkman to Jerry Harris (TD) Danny Sparkman to Enis Jackson Bernard Oden to Damien Dodson (TD) Danny Wimprine to Darren White (TD) Keith Benton to John Bush (TD) Danny Wimprine to DeAngelo Williams (TD) Danny Wimprine to Ryan Scott (TD) Bernard Oden to Boo Blevins (TD) Danny Wimprine to Antoine Harden (TD) Danny Sparkman to Punkin Williams (TD) Bernard Oden to Richie Floyd Maurice Avery to Ryan Scott (TD) Steve Matthews to Isaac Bruce (TD) Andy Whitwell to Charles Wilson (TD) Darron White to Chris Kelley vs Cincinnati (TD) Bernard Oden to Richie Floyd Bernard Oden to Chris Powers (TD) Lloyd Patterson to Earnest Gray (TD) Bubba Leonard to Eddie Gebara (TD) Danny Wimprine to Darren Garcia Will Hudgens to Maurice Avery (TD) Keith Benton to John Bush (TD) Terry Padgett to Dale Brady (TD) Martin Hankins to Duke Calhoun Danny Wimprine to Chris Kelley (TD) Danny Sparkman to Jerry Harris (TD) Tony Scarpino to Ryan Roskelly Lloyd Patterson to Ricky Rivas (TD) Danny Wimprine to Joseph Doss Billy Fletcher to Rich Coady Bernard Oden to Boo Blevins (TD) Elgin Perkins to Charles Wilson Steve Matthews to Larry Porter (TD) Danny Sparkman to Smokey Jordan Lloyd Patterson to Earnest Gray (TD) Martin Hankins to Duke Calhoun Qadry Anderson to Richie Floyd (TD) Danny Wimprine to Maurice Avery Danny Wimprine to Maurice Avery Lloyd Patterson to Earnest Gray (TD) Danny Wimprine to Mario Pratcher Keith Benton to Russell Copeland Danny Pierce to Preston Riley (TD) Danny Wimprine to John Doucette Rusty Trail to Billy Moody (TD) Andy Whitwell to Chris Martin (TD) Neil Suber to Al Sermon (TD) Joe Bruner to Mike Fuhrman Danny Wimprine to Ryan Scott Danny Wimprine to John Doucette Neil Suber to Billy Kendall (TD) Steve Matthews to Ray Patterson (TD) Kevin Betts to Earnest Gray Kevin Betts to Russell Richards (TD) Dennis Bradshaw to Ken Dunek (TD)

RECORDS

YARDS 94 92 92 84 84 83 82 82 82 82 82 80 79 76 75 75 73 73 72 72 72 71 70 69 69 68 68 68 67 67 67 66 66 66 65 65 65 64 64 63 62 61 61 60 60 60 60 60 58 58 57 57 57 57 57 56 56 55 55 55 54 54 54 53 53 53 52 52 51 51 51 51 51 51 51

MOST YARDS PASSING 3419 2003 3086 2004 2868 2002 2695 2006 2369 1997 2191 1992 2087 2001 2030 1988 2005 1998


203 201 200

vs Army vs Louisville vs East Carolina

BERNARD ODEN (6) 292 vs Cincinnati 238 vs Tulane 223 vs Michigan State 218 vs Arkansas State 205 vs Houston 205 vs UAB

2001 2003 2004

DANNY PIERCE (3) 240 vs Wichita State 232 vs Ole Miss 203 vs Louisville

1968 1969 1968

1997 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997

DANNY SPARKMAN (3) 288 vs Cincinnati 261 vs Murray State 214 vs Arkansas State

1984 1985 1984

NEIL SUBER (3) 279 vs Tulane 226 vs East Carolina 222 vs Tennessee

1998 1998 1999

QADRY ANDERSON (2) 291 vs Tulane 239 vs Houston

1996 1996

STEVE MATTHEWS (6) 287 vs East Carolina 263 vs Louisville 239 vs Tulsa 238 vs Tulane 235 vs Southwestern Louisiana 226 vs Tennessee

1993 1993 1993 1992 1993 1992

MARTIN HANKINS (5) 294 vs Chattanooga 272 vs UCF 265 vs East Carolina 218 vs UTEP 211 vs Ole Miss

2006 2006 2006 2006 2006

LLOYD PATTERSON (3) 215 vs Southern Miss 203 vs Tulsa 203 vs Virginia Tech

1976 1976 1976

116

RECORDS

YEAR-BY-YEAR RECEIVERS YEAR 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960 1959 1957 1956

NAME Duke Calhoun Ryan Scott Tavares Gideon Maurice Avery Travis Anglin Antoine Harden Bunkie Perkins Damien Dodson Damien Dodson Richie Floyd Richie Floyd Ryan Roskelly Ryan Roskelly Isaac Bruce Russell Copeland John Bush Russell Jones Russell Copeland Charles Wilson Charles Wilson Jerry Harris Jerry Harris Edwin Lovelady Derrick Crawford Derrick Crawford Jerry Knowlton Jerry Knowlton Tony Hunt Earnest Gray Earnest Gray Ricky Rivas Earnest Gray Ricky Rivas James Thompson Bobby Ward Stan Davis Stan Davis Bill Wright Frank Blackwell Preston Riley Rich Coady Dale Brady Bob Sherlag Billy Ray Farmer Bob Sherlag John Griffin Don Coffey Don Coffey Don Coffey John Ruth Carlos Brooks

NO. 42 37 54 49 55 31 33 39 42 38 43 34 44 74 61 25 33 22 33 20 29 30 19 31 32 18 27 15 35 28 26 29 18 40 43 39 34 17 31 21 18 11 46 19 8 14 18 10 8 5 67

YDS 681 577 665 742 740 589 314 507 753 617 600 361 602 1054 736 420 684 333 554 393 338 519 345 594 523 244 470 234 690 826 529 529 224 395 744 476 509 206 591 484 260 176 673 222 183 220 312 188 192 93 378

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

BILLY FLETCHER (2) 257 vs Mississippi State 215 vs Wake Forest

1965 1965

TIM JONES (2) 208 vs Mississippi State 205 vs Florida State

1988 1989

TRAVIS ANGLIN (1) 221 vs Tulane

1999

KEITH BENTON (1) 207 vs Mississippi State

1990

KEVIN BETTS (1) 218 vs Ole Miss

1979

JOE BORICH (1) 228 vs Tulane

1995

DAN BRANNER (1) 225 vs Southwestern Louisiana

1986

JOE BRUNER (1) 250 vs Kansas State

1973

KENTON EVANS (1) 214 vs Ole Miss

1998

TONY SCARPINO (1) 225 vs Southern Miss

1993

SCOTT SCHERER (1) 203 vs Cincinnati

2000

RECEIVING SINGLE GAME MOST PASS RECEPTIONS (MIN. 10) 13 Maurice Avery vs UAB 10 Darron White vs Mississippi St. 10 Richie Floyd vs Arkansas St. 10 Isaac Bruce vs Southwestern La. 10 Mac Cody vs Mississippi State 10 Russell Copeland vs Mississippi St. 10 Russell Copeland vs Tennessee 10 Bob Sherlag vs Mississippi St.

2003 2003 1997 1993 1993 1992 1992 1965

MOST YARDS RECEIVING (MIN. 130) 186 Bob Sherlag vs Mississippi St. 174 Ryan Roskelly vs Tulsa 172 Richie Floyd vs Tulane 160 Bill Robertson vs Arkansas St. 159 Preston Riley vs Louisville 155 Richie Floyd vs Cincinnati 150 Travis Anglin vs Houston 147 Isaac Bruce vs East Carolina 140 Russell Copeland vs East Carolina 138 Russell Copeland vs Tennessee 137 Isaac Bruce vs Tulsa 135 DeAngelo Williams vs Tenn. Tech 132 Darrius Blevins vs Tulane

1965 1994 1996 1950 1968 1997 2002 1993 1992 1992 1992 2003 1997

AVG. GAIN/RECEPTION (MIN. 3 REC.) 37.6 Tav. Davis vs Ole Miss (3-113) 36.3 Antoine Harden vs Army (3-109) 34.3 Ryan Scott vs Akron (3-103)

2003 2001 2005

33.8 33.0 31.8 29.0 28.3 28.0 27.3 27.0 26.0 25.8 24.5 24.5 24.3 23.3 23.0 23.0

DeAngelo Williams vs TTU (4-135) Darrius Blevins vs Tulane (4-132) Preston Riley vs Louisville (5-159) Ryan Roskelly vs Tulsa (6-174) Darron White vs ASU (3-85) Robert Douglas vs ASU (3-84) Duke Calhoun vs UCT (4-109) Chris Kelley vs BGSU (4-108) Darren Garcia vs N. Texas (4-104) Duke Calhoun vs UTEP (5-129) Isaac Bruce vs Arkansas St. (4-98) Maurice Avery vs East Carolina (4-98) Chris Kelley vs Ole Miss (3-73) Russell Copeland vs ECU (6-140) Earnest Williams vs UTC (3-69) Maurice Avery vs Tulsa (3-69)

2003 1997 1968 1994 2004 2004 2006 2004 2003 2006 1993 2003 2004 1992 2006 2005

MOST TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS 3 Russell Copeland vs Tennessee 3 Stan Davis vs Ole Miss 3 Bob Sherlag vs Mississippi St. 3 Don Coffey vs Tulsa 3 Bill Robertson vs Arkansas St.

1992 1971 1965 1961 1950

LONGEST PASS RECEPTION (MIN. 75) 94 Earnest Gray vs Houston 92 Tavarious Davis vs Ole Miss 92 Damien Dodson vs Houston 84 Chris Martin vs Southern Miss 84 Edwin Lovelady vs Arkansas St. 83 Derrick Crawford vs Arkansas St. 82 Ryan Scott vs UAB 82 Damien Dodson vs East Carolina 82 Teofilo Riley vs Houston 82 Harold Sterling vs Southern Miss 80 DeAngelo Williams vs TTU 80 Russell Copeland vs East Carolina 79 Jerry Harris vs Florida State 76 Russell Copeland vs UCF 75 Enis Jackson vs Mississippi St. 75 Billy Moody vs Virginia Tech

1978 2003 1998 1988 1984 1983 2006 1998 1996 1960 2003 1992 1984 1990 1984 1985

MOST CONSEC. GAMES WITH A RECEPTION 27 Russell Copeland 26 Earnest Gray 24 Darron White 22 Bunkie Perkins 22 Isaac Bruce 22 Ryan Roskelly 21 Richie Floyd 19 Damien Dodson 18 John Bush 16 Ryan Scott 15 Wayne Pryor

SINGLE SEASON MOST PASS RECEPTIONS (MIN. 40) 74 Isaac Bruce 61 Russell Copeland 55 Travis Anglin 54 Tavares Gideon 50 Mac Cody 49 Maurice Avery 47 Ryan Scott 46 Bunkie Perkins 46 James Thompson 46 Bob Sherlag 45 Damien Dodson 44 Ryan Roskelly 43 Richie Floyd 43 Bobby Ward 42 Duke Calhoun 42 Tavares Gideon 42 Damien Dodson

1993 1992 2002 2004 1993 2003 2006 2001 1973 1965 1997 1994 1996 1973 2006 2002 1998

MOST YARDS RECEIVING (MIN. 610) 1054 Isaac Bruce 826 Earnest Gray 753 Damien Dodson 744 Bobby Ward 742 Maurice Avery 740 Travis Anglin 736 Russell Copeland 690 Earnest Gray 684 Russell Copeland 681 Duke Calhoun 665 Tavares Gideon 628 Keith Wright 617 Richie Floyd

1993 1977 1998 1973 2003 2002 1992 1978 1990 2006 2004 1977 1997


CAREER PASS RECEIVING LEADERS POS. WR FL WR WR WR WR WR WR FL FL WR WR WR WR FL WR WR WR FL WR

NAME Earnest Gray Damien Dodson Russell Copeland Richie Floyd Darron White Isaac Bruce Ryan Scott Maurice Avery Keith Wright Jerry Harris James Thompson Tavares Gideon Derrick Crawford Stan Davis Bobby Ward Bob Sherlag John Bush Darrius Blevins Jerry Knowlton Charles Wilson

YRS. PLAYED 1975-78 1996-99 1989-92 1995-98 2001-04 1992-93 2003-06 2002-05 1974-77 1983-86 1971-73 2002,2004 1981-83 1969-72 1973-74 1963-65 1989-92 1994-98 1978-81 1986-88

AVERAGE GAIN PER RECEPTION 29.5 Earnest Gray 25.3 Jerry Harris 24.5 Sonny Parsons 23.1 Preston Riley 22.2 Enis Jackson 21.7 Ray Craft 20.7 Russell Copeland 20.3 Ricky Rivas

1977 1984 1961 1968 1983 1988 1990 1976

MOST TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS 12 Bill Robertson 11 Tavares Gideon 10 Isaac Bruce 9 Earnest Gray 9 Bob Sherlag 8 Maurice Avery 8 Tavares Gideon 7 Russell Copeland 7 Bobby Ward

1950 2004 1993 1978 1965 2003 2002 1992 1973

CAREER

MOST RECEIVING YARDS 2,123 Earnest Gray 2,096 Damien Dodson 1,753 Russell Copeland 1,654 Richie Floyd 1,649 Darron White 1,586 Isaac Bruce 1,527 Ryan Scott 1,373 Maurice Avery 1,248 Keith Wright 1,197 Antoine Harden 1,186 Jerry Harris 1,183 James Thompson 1,131 Tavares Gideon 1,117 Derrick Crawford

1975-78 1996-99 1989-92 1995-98 2001-04 1992-93 2003-06 2002-05 1974-77 2000-02 1983-86 1972-74 2002, 2004 1980-83

HIGHEST AVERAGE GAIN PER RECEPTION 21.9 Earnest Gray 17.7 Derrick Crawford 17.1 John Bowers 16.9 Keith Wright 16.6 Enis Jackson 16.3 Jerry Harris MOST TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS 19 Tavares Gideon

Earnest Gray Bill Robertson Isaac Bruce Russell Copeland Damien Dodson Maurice Avery Darron White Keith Wright Bob Sherlag

TOTAL YARDS 2,123 2,096 1,753 1,654 1,649 1,586 1,527 1,373 1,248 1,186 1,183 1,131 1,117 1,105 1,056 1,041 1,023 1,017 973 971 1975-78 1947-50 1992-93 1989-92 1996-99 2002-05 2001-04 1974-77 1963-65

100-YARD RECEIVING GAMES EARNEST GRAY (6) 129 vs Utah State 122 vs North Texas State 119 vs Virginia Tech 119 vs Southern Miss 112 vs Mississippi State 105 vs North Texas State

1977 1978 1977 1977 1978 1977

RUSSELL COPELAND (5) 140 vs East Carolina 139 vs Tennessee 123 vs UCF 113 vs Florida State 111 vs Tulsa

1992 1992 1990 1989 1990

DAMIEN DODSON (5) 128 vs East Carolina

1998

1997 1998 1998 1997

ISAAC BRUCE (4) 147 vs East Carolina 137 vs Tulsa 112 vs Mississippi State 108 vs Tulsa

1993 1992 1993 1993

DUKE CALHOUN (3) 129 vs UTEP 109 vs Chattanooga 100 vs UCF

2006 2006 2006

DERRICK CRAWFORD (3) 125 vs Tulane 111 vs Arkansas State 109 vs Mississippi State

1982 1993 1983

RICHIE FLOYD (3) 172 vs Tulane 155 vs Cincinnati 116 vs Arkansas State

1996 1997 1997

ANTOINE HARDEN (3) 119 vs Mississippi 109 vs Army 104 vs Tennessee

2002 2001 2001

PRESTON RILEY (3) 159 vs Louisville 119 vs Florida State 110 vs Wichita State

1968 1968 1968

RYAN SCOTT (3) 120 vs UAB 104 vs UTEP 103 vs Akron

2006 2005 2005

DARRON WHITE (3) 123 vs Cincinnati 102 vs Mississippi State 101 vs UAB

2001 2003 2004

MAURICE AVERY (2) 125 vs UAB 103 vs Southern Miss

2003 2003

FRANK BLACKWELL (2) 130 vs Ole Miss 107 vs Tennessee

1969 1969

DARRIUS “BOO” BLEVINS (2) 132 vs Tulane 126 vs Mississippi State

1997 1995

117

1996-99 2001-04 1989-92 2003-06 1992-93 1996-98 1972-74 2002-05 1975-78 2002, 2004 2000-01 1997-00 1969-72

17 16 15 12 12 11 11 11 11

TDS 17 12 12 4 11 15 9 11 11 7 7 19 5 9 7 11 7 8 5 5

vs Minnesota vs Mississippi State vs Houston vs Louisville

RECORDS

MOST PASS RECEPTIONS 147 Damien Dodson 137 Darron White 116 Russell Copeland 114 Ryan Scott 113 Isaac Bruce 110 Richie Floyd 105 James Thompson 97 Maurice Avery 97 Earnest Gray 96 Tavares Gideon 79 Bunkie Perkins 79 Billy Kendall 79 Stan Davis

RECEPTIONS 97 147 116 110 137 113 114 97 74 72 105 96 63 79 71 62 61 73 60 53

127 126 111 101

1975-78 1980-83 1979-82 1974-77 1982-85 1983-86 2002, 2004

Ryan Scott moved into seventh place in 2006 in career receiving yards with 1,527 yards in his four years.


MAC CODY (2) 112 vs Mississippi State 110 vs East Carolina

1993 1993

DARREN GARCIA (2) 109 vs North Texas 104 vs Mississippi State

2003 2003

TAVARES GIDEON (2) 127 vs Mississippi State 115 vs Louisville

2002 2004

JERRY HARRIS (2) 112 vs Southwestern La. 106 vs Cincinnati

1986 1984

ENIS JACKSON (2) 110 vs Southern Miss 103 vs Tulane

1983 1983

RICKY RIVAS (2) 112 vs Tulsa 101 vs Ole Miss

1976 1976

CHRIS MARTIN (1) 118 vs Southern Miss

1988

RUSSELL RICHARDS (1) 102 vs Ole Miss

1979

RYAN ROSKELLY (1) 174 vs Tulsa

1994

DEANGELO WILLIAMS (1) 135 vs Tennessee Tech

2003

OFFENSE SINGLE GAME MOST OFFENSIVE PLAYS (MIN. 50) 66 Danny Wimprine vs USF 63 Danny Wimprine vs Mississippi St. 60 Bernard Oden vs Minnesota 54 Qadry Anderson vs Louisville 54 Billy Fletcher vs Wake Forest 53 Danny Wimprine vs USF 52 Danny Wimprine vs Louisville 52 Steve Matthews vs Louisville 51 Danny Wimprine vs Mississippi St. 51 Rusty Trail vs Southern Miss 50 Danny Wimprine vs Louisville 50 Danny Wimprine vs Cincinnati

2002 2003 1997 1996 1965 2003 2004 1993 2002 1988 2002 2001 2004 2004 2003 2003 1988 2004 1993 1996 1965 2001 2003 2002 1997 1997 2006 1989 1992 2006 2001 1984

BOB SHERLAG (2) 189 vs Mississippi State 130 vs Wake Forest

1965 1965

BOBBY WARD (2) 105 vs Houston 100 vs Tulsa

1973 1973

CHARLES WILSON (2) 127 vs Tulane 110 vs Tennessee

1987 1988

TRAVIS ANGLIN (1) 150 vs Houston

2002

JOHN BUSH (1) 117 vs Mississippi State

1991

KEN COUTAIN (1) 116 vs Tennessee

1999

STAN DAVIS (1) 106 vs Ole Miss

1971

TAVARIOUS DAVIS (1) 113 vs Ole Miss

2003

MOST TOTAL OFFENSE (MIN. 300) 386 Danny Wimprine vs Louisville 383 Danny Wimprine vs Arkansas St. 383 Danny Wimprine vs Mississippi St. 376 Danny Wimprine vs Ole Miss 375 Rusty Trail vs Southern Miss 364 Danny Wimprine vs UAB 362 Steve Matthews vs Mississippi St. 351 Qadry Anderson vs Tulane 351 Billy Fletcher vs Mississippi St. 350 Danny Wimprine vs Cincinnati 342 Danny Wimprine vs Ole Miss 335 Danny Wimprine vs Cincinnati 334 Bernard Oden vs Minnesota 320 Bernard Oden vs Cincinnati 317 Martin Hankins vs UAB 317 Tim Jones vs Tulane 315 Steve Matthews vs ECU 310 Martin Hankins vs Marshall 301 Danny Wimprine vs Houston

CHRIS KELLEY (1) 108 vs Bowling Green St.

2004

AVG. GAIN/PLAY (MIN. 25 PLAYS) 11.5 Danny Sparkman vs Cincinnati

10.7 10.2 9.4 9.4 9.3 9.3 8.7 8.6 8.6

Danny Wimprine vs Ole Miss Steve Matthews vs ECU DeAngelo Williams vs USF DeAngelo Williams vs Tulane Martin Hankins vs UAB Danny Wimprine vs North Texas Billy Fletcher vs Mississippi St. Tim Jones vs Tulane Danny Wimprine vs East Carolina

2003 1992 2004 2003 2006 2003 1965 1989 2003

SINGLE SEASON MOST OFFENSIVE PLAYS (MIN. 300) 533 Danny Wimprine 480 Danny Wimprine 455 Danny Wimprine 445 Bernard Oden 416 Qadry Anderson 410 Martin Hankins 365 Billy Fletcher 342 Danny Sparkman 324 Keith Benton 322 Al Harvey

2002 2003 2004 1997 1996 2006 1965 1985 1990 1972

MOST TOTAL OFFENSE 3171 Danny Wimprine 3004 Danny Wimprine 2860 Danny Wimprine 2538 Martin Hankins 2330 Bernard Oden 1964 DeAngelo Williams 1948 DeAngelo Williams 1877 Keith Benton 1871 Steve Matthews 1795 Billy Fletcher 1720 Steve Matthews 1678 Qadry Anderson 1666 Lloyd Patterson 1643 Danny Sparkman 1599 Danny Wimprine

2003 2004 2002 2006 1997 2005 2004 1990 1992 1965 1993 1996 1976 1985 2001

AVG. GAIN/PLAY 6.9 Rusty Trail 6.6 Danny Wimprine 6.6 Danny Wimprine 6.2 Martin Hankins 6.2 DeAngelo Williams 6.2 DeAngelo Williams 6.0 Ricky Thurow 5.8 Maurice Avery 5.8 Neil Suber 5.8 Keith Benton 5.8 Steve Matthews 5.8 Danny Sparkman 5.7 Danny Wimprine 5.7 Lloyd Patterson 5.7 Russell Vollmer

1988 2004 2003 2006 2005 2004 1968 2005 1998 1990 1992 1984 2001 1977 1963

118

RECORDS

CAREER

Senior quarterback Martin Hankins’ 2,538 yards of total offense in 2006 is the fourth most in Memphis history.

MOST OFFENSIVE PLAYS 1748 Danny Wimprine 971 DeAngelo Williams 965 Lloyd Patterson 854 Danny Sparkman 737 Tim Jones 679 Billy Fletcher 639 Keith Benton 631 Steve Matthews 569 Bernard Oden 569 David Fowler 559 Qadry Anderson 550 Neil Suber

2001-04 2002-05 1975-78 1983-85 1986-89 1963-65 1990-91 1992-93 1995-97 1972-74 1995-96 1998-01

MOST TOTAL OFFENSE 10,634 Danny Wimprine 6,026 DeAngelo Williams 4,568 Lloyd Patterson 4,365 Danny Sparkman 3,591 Steve Matthews 3,502 Tim Jones 3,458 Billy Fletcher 3,409 Keith Benton 2,805 Bernard Oden 2,668 David Fowler 2,636 Dave Casinelli 2,568 Neil Suber 2,550 Martin Hankins 2,504 Danny Pierce

2001-04 2002-05 1975-78 1983-85 1992-93 1986-89 1963-65 1990-91 1995-97 1972-74 1960-63 1998-01 20061968-69


AVG. GAIN/PLAY 6.2 DeAngelo Williams 6.2 Martin Hankins 6.1 Danny Wimprine 5.7 Steve Matthews 5.7 Rusty Trail 5.4 Ricky Thurow 5.4 Russell Vollmer 5.3 Keith Benton 5.1 Danny Sparkman 5.1 Danny Pierce 5.1 Billy Fletcher

2002-05 20062001-04 1992-93 1987-89 1967-69 1961-63 1990-91 1983-85 1968-69 1963-65

TEAM OFFENSIVE RECORDS SINGLE GAME MOST OFFENSIVE PLAYS 92 vs Murray State, 1985 91 vs Ole Miss, 1983 91 vs Southwestern La., 1983 89 vs Mississippi State, 2003 89 vs USF, 2003 89 vs Louisville, 1968 89 vs North Texas State, 1971 88 vs Arkansas State, 2004 87 vs Ole Miss, 2004 86 vs Cincinnati, 1995 85 vs Louisville, 2004 85 vs East Carolina, 1995 FEWEST OFFENSIVE PLAYS 30 vs Ole Miss, 1964 MOST TOTAL YARDS 659 vs Louisville, 1969 630 vs Cincinnati, 1984 603 vs Louisville, 2004 597 vs Wichita State, 1970 592 vs Chattanooga, 2005 568 vs Mississippi State, 2003 567 vs Tennessee Tech, 2003 560 vs Southern Miss, 1970 552 vs Tulsa, 1969 FEWEST TOTAL YARDS 47 vs Ole Miss, 1964

SINGLE SEASON

FEWEST OFFENSIVE PLAYS 526 1964

FEWEST TOTAL YARDS 2215 1966

NAME Martin Hankins DeAngelo Williams Danny Wimprine Danny Wimprine Danny Wimprine Danny Wimprine Scott Scherer Travis Anglin Gerard Arnold Bernard Oden Qadry Anderson Joe Borich Tony Scarpino Steve Matthews Steve Matthews Keith Benton Keith Benton Tim Jones Rusty Trail Tim Jones Wayne Pryor Danny Sparkman Danny Sparkman Danny Sparkman Trell Hooper Tony Wiley Darrell Martin Kevin Betts Lloyd Patterson Lloyd Patterson Lloyd Patterson Terdell Middleton David Fowler Joe Bruner Al Harvey Al Harvey Joe Lynch Danny Pierce Danny Pierce Ricky Thurow Terry Padgett Billy Fletcher Billy Fletcher Dave Casinelli Russell Vollmer James Earl Wright Nick Bouni

PLAYS 410 311 455 480 533 280 216 182 208 445 416 198 170 311 320 315 324 244 204 182 129 342 225 287 306 123 294 258 246 260 313 138 309 167 322 149 156 249 239 138 215 365 252 219 162 105 144

RUSH -12 1964 112 -3 40 270 -56 123 1059 81 121 -15 -50 -176 -213 329 612 271 179 269 501 37 -12 29 249 497 -11 200 -42 138 103 586 167 56 305 221 441 328 202 394 539 556 367 1016 289 235 272

PASS 2550 0 2892 3174 2820 1329 857 856 0 2249 1557 896 738 1896 2084 1203 1265 1017 1231 709 1606 1315 1390 1194 0 888 884 931 1336 1563 0 1266 785 961 444 375 1049 925 349 348 1239 921 0 555 604 475

TOTAL 2538 1964 3004 3171 2860 1599 801 979 1059 2330 1678 881 688 1720 1871 1532 1877 1288 1410 978 501 1643 1303 1419 1443 497 877 1084 889 1474 1666 586 1433 841 1266 665 816 1377 1127 743 887 1795 1288 1016 844 839 747

CAREER TOTAL OFFENSE LEADERS POS. QB RB QB QB QB QB QB QB QB QB FB QB QB QB RB QB RB RB

NAME Danny Wimprine DeAngelo Williams Lloyd Patterson Danny Sparkman Steve Matthews Tim Jones Billy Fletcher Keith Benton Bernard Oden David Fowler Dave Casinelli Neil Suber Martin Hankins Danny Pierce Gerard Arnold Qadry Anderson Paul Gowen Larry Porter

YRS. PLAYED 2001-04 2002-05 1975-78 1983-85 1992-93 1986-89 1963-65 1990-91 1995-97 1972-74 1960-63 1998-01 20061968-69 1997-99 1995-96 1969-71 1990-93

TOTAL YARDS 10,634 6,026 4,568 4,365 3,591 3,502 3,458 3,409 2,805 2,668 2,636 2,568 2,538 2,504 2,378 2,248 2,227 2,194

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MOST TOTAL YARDS 5779 2003 5524 2004 4775 2005 4258 2002 4124 1969 4035 2006 3800 1988 3790 1976 3784 1992 3723 1970 3690 1961 3685 1973 3685 1972 3641 1993 3614 1990

YEAR 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960

RECORDS

MOST OFFENSIVE PLAYS 1000 2003 903 2004 859 1972 842 2002 836 2005 793 1973 786 1974 786 1971 783 1982 779 2000 776 1993 774 1979 770 1990 768 1997

YEAR-BY-YEAR TOTAL OFFENSE LEADERS


YEAR-BY-YEAR ALL-PURPOSE LEADERS YEAR 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960 1959 1957 1956

NAME Joseph Doss DeAngelo Williams DeAngelo Williams DeAngelo Williams Antoine Harden Antoine Harden Ryan Johnson Gerard Arnold Gerard Arnold Damien Dodson Teofilo Riley Ryan Roskelly Ryan Roskelly Mac Cody Russell Copeland Russell Jones Russell Copeland Marvin Cox Charles Wilson William Arnold Sammy Seals Jerry Harris Jerry Harris Derrick Crawford Derrick Crawford Tony Wiley Richard Williams Leo Cage Eddie Hill Keith Wright Terdell Middleton Terdell Middleton Bobby Ward Bobby Ward Dornell Harris Dornell Harris Paul Gowen Paul Gowen Jay McCoy Nick Pappas Bob Baxter Bob Sherlag Billy Fletcher Dave Casinelli Dave Casinelli Dave Casinelli Nick Bouni Nick Bouni Laverne Steedley Andy Nelson

RUSH 910 1964 1948 1430 0 11 0 706 1059 18 572 9 -2 46 9 112 0 844 14 0 14 -14 0 5 2 497 438 599 739 7 919 586 24 9 698 379 868 715 454 245 64 0 367 1016 826 646 272 137 129 348

REC 205 78 210 384 608 589 251 49 30 605 157 361 602 606 736 404 684 56 554 3 137 519 329 594 523 57 82 47 52 628 36 18 312 744 23 111 132 23 144 -3 10 673 0 37 40 83 0 0 13 145

PR 0 0 0 0 47 0 389 0 0 218 0 252 468 80 351 0 0 0 0 0 8 180 129 59 0 0 0 0 15 201 0 0 9 124 124 0 25 0 0 34 142 36 0 0 0 0 76 73 0 189

KO 0 33 72 299 504 533 219 0 0 0 0 28 50 429 49 259 19 0 735 555 523 369 446 247 157 93 221 0 367 345 114 231 218 404 115 294 93 126 215 527 449 0 389 0 15 0 159 166 39 183

120

RECORDS

CAREER ALL-PURPOSE YARDS LEADERS NAME DeAngelo Williams Keith Wright Damien Dodson Larry Porter Paul Gowen Dornell Harris Jerry Harris Wayne Pryor Gerard Arnold Terdell Middleton Stan Davis Russell Copeland

YRS. PLAYED 2002-05 1974-77 1996-99 1990-93 1969-71 1971-73 1983-86 1986-89 1997-99 1974-76 1969-72 1989-92

YARDS 7,573 3,099 2,914 2,821 2,736 2,680 2,663 2,551 2,521 2,470 2,460 2,396

YDS 1115 2075 2230 2113 1159 1133 859 755 1089 841 729 650 1118 1161 1145 775 703 900 1303 558 674 1054 904 905 682 647 741 646 1173 1181 1069 835 563 1281 960 784 1118 864 813 803 665 709 756 1053 881 729 507 376 181 865

ALL-PURPOSE YARDS SINGLE GAME NAME Ryan Roskelly vs Tulsa, 1994 DeAngelo Williams vs Tulane, 2003 DeAngelo Williams vs Houston, 2004 Larry Porter vs Arkansas St., 1990 DeAngelo Williams vs USF, 2004 Xavier Crawford vs Missouri, 1991 Paul Gowen vs Tulsa, 1969 DeAngelo Williams vs UTC, 2004 DeAngelo Williams vs E. Carolina, 2005 DeAngelo Williams vs UTEP, 2005 DeAngelo Williams vs Ole Miss, 2003 Eddie Hill vs Cincinnati, 1978 John Martin vs East Carolina, 1992 DeAngelo Williams vs Akron, 2005 DeAngelo Williams vs ECU, 2004 Eddie Hill vs Wichita St., 1978 DeAngelo Williams vs Tulsa, 2005 Russell Copeland vs Florida St., 1989 Larry Porter vs Arkansas St., 1991 Bobby Ward vs Houston, 1973 Charles Wilson vs USM, 1988 Stan Davis vs Tennessee, 1969 DeAngelo Williams vs Louisville, 2004 DeAngelo Williams vs USM, 2004 Dave Casinelli vs Houston, 1963 DeAngelo Williams vs UTC, 2005 D. Williams vs Cincinnati, 2003 Charles Wilson vs Tulane, 1988 D. Williams vs Mississippi St., 2003 Dornell Harris vs Kansas St, 1973 DeAngelo Williams vs UAB, 2005 Larry Porter vs Cincinnati, 1992

YDS 368 305 281 275 273 262 260 251 240 239 239 237 237 236 226 225 224 221 220 218 218 217 215 211 210 208 206 203 202 202 200 200

RUSH 0 195 262 206 263 46 260 136 226 236 135 188 166 238 225 107 223 0 167 0 0 76 200 199 210 205 136 0 119 110 167 183

SINGLE SEASON NAME DeAngelo Williams DeAngelo Williams DeAngelo Williams Charles Wilson Bobby Ward Keith Wright Eddie Hill Mac Cody Antoine Harden DeAngelo Williams Russell Copeland Antoine Harden Dornell Harris Ryan Roskelly Paul Gowen Joseph Doss Gerard Arnold Terdell Middleton Jerry Harris Dave Casinelli Isaac Bruce

YEAR 2004 2003 2005 1988 1973 1977 1978 1993 2002 2002 1992 2001 1972 1994 1970 2006 1998 1976 1985 1963 1993

YARDS 2,230 2,113 2,075 1,303 1,281 1,181 1,173 1,161 1,159 1,155 1,145 1,133 1,125 1,118 1,118 1,115 1,089 1,069 1,054 1,053 1,050

REC 174 41 19 -1 10 53 0 87 14 3 31 0 16 -2 1 0 1 113 9 105 88 3 15 12 0 3 -5 51 40 14 0 14

PR 194 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

KO 0 69 0 70 0 163 0 28 0 0 73 49 55 0 0 107 0 108 44 111 130 138 0 0 0 0 75 152 43 78 33 3


PUNTING SINGLE GAME

MOST YARDS PUNTED (MIN. 2700) 3125 Ben Graves 3117 Hugh Owens 3049 Stan Weaver 3048 Russell Richards 3040 Jeff Fite 2928 Arthur Franklin 2817 Drew Pairamore 2808 Jim Cande 2718 James Gaither 2710 Drew Pairamore

2000 1978 1983 1980 1990 1986 1996 1999 2001 1994

HIGHEST PUNTING AVERAGE (MIN. 25) 44.6 Jeff Buffaloe 44.6 Michael Gibson 43.1 Michael Gibson 42.6 Walt Stephens 42.3 Jeff Buffaloe 41.9 Jim Cande 41.6 Jim Cande 41.6 Jeff Fite 41.3 Olie Cordill 41.0 Jeff Fite 40.6 James Gaither 40.3 James Gaither 40.2 Drew Pairamore 40.1 Ben Graves 40.0 Jeff Fite 40.0 Paul Parrish

1992 2005 2006 1984 1991 1999 1998 1990 1963 1989 2001 2002 1997 2000 1988 1959

1979 1995 1978 1972 1986 1999 1978 1968 2000 2000 2001 1996 1995

MOST YARDS PUNTED (MIN. 400) 492 Hugh Owens vs Texas A&M 450 James Gaither vs Southern Miss 442 Ben Graves vs Mississippi St. 433 Hugh Owens vs Texas A&M 423 Hugh Owens vs Houston 421 Stan Weaver vs Vanderbilt 416 Paul Wilson vs South Carolina

1979 2001 2000 1978 1978 1982 1972

HIGHEST PUNTING AVERAGE (MIN. 48.0) 52.5 Michael Gibson vs UAB (2-105) 52.3 James Gaither vs Army (4-209) 52.0 Preston Watts vs Union 50.9 Michael Gibson vs Tenn. (7-356) 50.3 Jeff Buffaloe vs Louisville (7-352) 49.5 Michael Gibson vs ASU (4-198) 49.5 Brandon Roberson vs TTU (2-99) 49.4 Jeff Buffaloe vs Alabama (5-247) 48.8 Olie Cordill vs West Texas St. (5-244) 48.2 Walt Stephens vs Tennessee (4-193)

2005 2001 1942 2006 1992 2006 2003 1991 1963 1984

LONGEST PUNT (MIN. 60) 85 Roland Eveland vs Washington 78 Jeff Fite vs Alabama 73 Michael Gibson vs Tennessee 71 Ollie Cordill vs West Texas State 70 Michael Gibson vs Tennessee 70 Michael Gibson vs Marshall 70 Russell Richards vs Florida State 69 Jeff Fite vs Florida 69 Virgil Pearcy vs Mississippi State

MOST PUNTS 247 Jeff Fite 246 Hugh Owens 206 Drew Pairamore 192 Stan Weaver 160 Paul Wilson 141 Arthur Franklin 128 Bob Baxter 118 Ben Graves 111 Durwood Gordon 102 Jeff Buffaloe 101 Michael Gibson

1987-90 1976-79 1994-97 1980-83 1969-72 1985-86 1965-67 1998-00 1968-69 1991-92 2005-06

1950 1989 2006 1963 2006 2005 1980 1988 1974

MOST YARDS PUNTED 9,939 Jeff Fite 9,305 Hugh Owens 8,057 Drew Pairamore 7,374 Stan Weaver 6,367 Paul Wilson 5,408 Arthur Franklin 4,676 Ben Graves 4,632 Bob Baxter 4,444 Michael Gibson 4,433 Jeff Buffaloe 4,057 Jim Cande 4,035 Durwood Gordon

1987-90 1976-79 1994-97 1980-83 1969-72 1985-86 1998-00 1965-67 2005-06 1991-92 1997-99 1968-69

HIGHEST PUNTING AVERAGE 44.0 Michael Gibson 43.5 Jeff Buffaloe 41.8 Jim Cande 40.2 Jeff Fite 39.8 Paul Wilson 39.6 Ben Graves 39.6 Ollie Cordill 39.1 Drew Pairamore 38.4 Stan Weaver 38.4 Arthur Franklin

2005-06 1991-92 1997-99 1987-90 1969-72 1998-00 1963-65 1994-97 1980-83 1985-86

SINGLE SEASON MOST PUNTS 80 Hugh Owens 80 Russell Richards 78 Ben Graves 78 Stan Weaver 77 Arthur Franklin 73 Drew Pairamore 73 Jeff Fite 71 Hugh Owens 70 Drew Pairamore 68 Mike Coughlin 67 Jim Cande 65 James Gaither 65 Jeff Fite 65 Durwood Gordon

1978 1980 2000 1983 1986 1996 1990 1979 1994 1995 1999 2001 1989 1968

CAREER PUNTING LEADERS YRS. 2005-06 1991-92 1997-99 2001-02 1987-90 1969-72 1998-00 1963-65 1994-97 1980-83 1985-86

NO. 101 102 97 102 247 160 118 65 206 192 141

YDS. 4,444 4,433 4,057 4,129 9,939 6,367 4,676 2,576 8,057 7,374 5,408

AVG. 44.0 43.5 41.8 40.4 40.2 39.8 39.6 39.6 39.1 38.4 38.4

TEAM PUNTING RECORDS SINGLE GAME MOST PUNTS 13 vs Texas A&M 12 vs Michigan 12 vs Southwestern Louisiana 12 vs Texas A&M 12 vs South Carolina 11 vs Ole Miss 11 vs Mississippi State 11 vs Houston 11 vs West Texas State

1979 1995 1986 1978 1972 1999 2000 1978 1968

MOST YARDS PUNTED 492 vs Texas A&M 450 vs UTEP

1979 2005

450 442 433 423 421 416

NAME Michael Gibson Michael Gibson Danny Wimprine (QB) Brandon Roberson James Gaither James Gaither Ben Graves Jim Cande Jim Cande Drew Pairamore Drew Pairamore Mike Coughlin Drew Pairamore Andy McWilliams Jeff Buffaloe Jeff Buffaloe Jeff Fite Jeff Fite Jeff Fite Jeff Fite Arthur Franklin Arthur Franklin Wally Hatfield Stan Weaver Stan Weaver Stan Weaver Russell Richards Hugh Owens Hugh Owens Hugh Owens Hugh Owens Mike Fuhrman Virgil Pearcy Mike Fuhrman Paul Wilson Paul Wilson Paul Wilson Durwood Gordon Durwood Gordon Bob Baxter Bob Baxter Bob Baxter Ollie Cordill Ollie Cordill Russell Vollmer Russell Vollmer Paul Parrish Paul Parrish Frank Talerico Andy Nelson

NO 42 59 22 50 35 67 78 67 30 63 73 68 70 41 52 50 73 65 58 51 77 64 42 78 59 55 80 71 80 55 40 41 39 40 62 51 47 46 65 38 54 36 29 22 28 31 32 25 31 31

vs Southern Miss vs Mississippi State vs Texas A&M vs Houston vs Vanderbilt vs South Carolina

YDS 1812 2632 808 1975 1411 2718 3125 2808 1249 2530 2817 2543 2710 1485 2317 2116 3040 2667 2319 1913 2928 2480 1572 3049 2300 2025 3046 2674 3117 2031 1483 1508 1476 1407 2533 1999 1835 1564 2471 1409 1977 1246 1106 908 958 1120 1183 1000 1156 1118

AVG 43.1 44.6 36.7 39.5 40.3 40.6 40.1 41.9 41.6 40.2 38.6 37.4 38.7 36.2 44.6 42.3 41.6 41.0 40.0 37.5 38.0 38.8 37.4 39.1 38.9 36.8 38.1 37.6 39.0 36.9 37.1 36.7 37.8 35.2 37.3 39.2 39.0 34.0 38.1 37.0 36.5 34.6 38.0 41.3 34.2 36.1 37.0 40.0 37.3 36.1

2001 2000 1978 1978 1982 1972

FEWEST YARDS PUNTED 11 vs Southern Miss

1977

HIGHEST PUNTING AVERAGE 52.5 vs UAB 52.3 vs Army 52.0 vs Houston 50.9 vs Tennessee 50.3 vs Louisville 49.5 vs Arkansas State 48.5 vs Houston 48.2 vs Georgia 47.5 vs Houston 46.8 vs Houston 46.2 vs UCF 46.0 vs Mississippi State 46.0 vs West Texas State

2005 2001 2004 2006 1992 2006 1963 1984 2006 2005 2005 1974 1964

LOWEST PUNTING AVERAGE 11.0 vs Southern Miss

1977

SINGLE SEASON MOST PUNTS 81 1980

121

NAME Michael Gibson Jeff Buffaloe Jim Cande James Gaither Jeff Fite Paul Wilson Ben Graves Olie Cordill Drew Pairamore Stan Weaver Arthur Franklin

CAREER

YEAR 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960 1959 1957 1956

RECORDS

MOST PUNTS (MIN. 10) 13 Hugh Owens vs Texas A&M 12 Mike Coughlin vs Michigan 12 Hugh Owens vs Texas A&M 12 Paul Wilson vs South Carolina 12 Arthur Franklin vs Southwestern La. 11 Jim Cande vs Ole Miss 11 Hugh Owens vs Houston 11 Durwood Gordon vs W. Texas St. 11 Ben Graves vs Southern Miss 10 Ben Graves vs Mississippi St. 10 James Gaither vs Southern Miss 10 Drew Pairamore vs Louisville 10 Mike Coughlin vs Southwestern La.

YEAR-BY-YEAR PUNTING LEADERS


80 79 78 77 77 73 73 70

1978 1983 2000 1986 1981 1996 1990 1994

13 13

FEWEST PUNTS 29 1962 MOST YARDS PUNTED 3125 2000 3117 1978 3049 1983 3048 1980 3040 1990 2928 1986 2873 1994 2817 1996 FEWEST YARDS PUNTED 985 1962 HIGHEST PUNTING AVERAGE 44.3 2005 43.3 1992 42.3 2006 40.2 1997 40.2 1963 40.2 1988 38.9 1982 38.7 2002 38.5 2001 LOWEST PUNTING AVERAGE 33.9 1962

KICKING SINGLE GAME MOST POINTS KICKING (MIN. 13) 18 Ryan White vs UAB 17 S. Gostkowski vs Arkansas St. 16 Ryan White vs Cincinnati 14 S. Gostkowski vs Marshall 14 S. Gostkowski vs Ole Miss 14 Joe Allison vs Tulane 13 S. Gostkowski vs Louisville 13 Ryan White vs Arkansas State

1999 2004 1998 2005 2003 1992 2004 2000

Don Glosson vs Ole Miss Rusty Bennett vs North Texas

1983 1977

MOST PATS ATTEMPTED (MIN. 7) 9 Pete Weeks vs Louisville 8 Joe Allison vs Tulane 8 Jack Carter vs Hardin-Simmons 7 S. Gostkowski vs Chattanooga 7 S. Gostkowski vs UTC 7 S. Gostkowski vs Tulane 7 W.D. Weeks vs Wichita State 7 Roger Carter vs Cincinnati 7 Hal McGeorge vs Virginia Tech 7 Ryan White vs Houston

1969 1992 1961 2005 2004 2004 1970 1972 1973 2001

MOST PATS MADE (MIN. 7) 9 Pete Weeks vs Louisville 8 Joe Allison vs Tulane 8 Jack Carter vs Hardin-Simmons 7 S. Gostkowski vs UTC 7 S. Gostkowski vs UTC 7 S. Gostkowski vs Tulane 7 Pete Weeks vs Wichita State 7 Roger Carter vs Cincinnati 7 Hal McGeorge vs Virginia Tech 7 Ryan White vs Houston

1969 1992 1961 2005 2004 2004 1970 1972 1973 2001

MOST FIELD GOALS MADE IN A HALF 4 Ryan White vs UAB

1999

MOST FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED (MIN. 4) 6 Ryan White vs UAB 4 Matt Reagan vs UAB, Houston 4 S. Gostkowski vs Marshall, East Carolina 4 S. Gostkowski vs Arkansas St. 4 Stephen Gostkowski vs TTU 4 Ryan White vs Arkansas State 4 Ryan White vs Cincinnati 4 Joe Allison vs Ole Miss 4 Rusty Bennett vs North Texas

1999 2006 2005 2004 2003 2000 1998 1992 1977

MOST FIELD GOALS MADE (MIN. 4) 5 Ryan White vs UAB 4 Matt Reagan vs UAB, Houston 4 S. Gostkowski vs Marshall 4 S. Gostkowski vs Arkansas St. 4 Ryan White vs Arkansas State 4 Ryan White vs Cincinnati 4 Joe Allison vs Ole Miss 4 Rusty Bennett vs North Texas

1999 2006 2005 2004 2000 1998 1992 1977

LONGEST FIELD GOAL MADE 53 S. Gostkowski vs Marshall 52 Ryan White vs Cincinnati 52 Luis Tejeda vs Ole Miss 52 Don Glosson vs Florida State

2005 1998 1994 1985

CAREER FIELD GOAL LEADERS NAME S. Gostkowski Joe Allison Ryan White John Butler Don Glosson Rusty Bennett Bobby Williams Billy Fletcher Matt Reagan Pete Weeks Thomas Ingles Neil Purdie Hal McGeorge 51 51 51 51 51 51

YRS. PLAYED 2002-05 1990-93 1998-01 1986-89 1983-85 1977-80 1974-76 1963-65 20061968-70 1981-83 1971-72 1971-73

S. Gostkowski vs East Carolina Joe Allison vs Ole Miss Joe Allison vs Arkansas Joe Allison vs East Carolina Don Glosson vs Georgia Thomas Ingles vs Ole Miss

RECORDS 122

2005 1992 1992 1990 1984 1982

SINGLE SEASON MOST PATS MADE 48 Stephen Gostkowski 44 Stephen Gostkowski 42 John Cobb 38 Jack Carter 37 Pete Weeks 36 Ryan White 35 Stephen Gostkowski 32 Stephen Gostkowski 32 Joe Allison 32 Hal McGeorge

2004 2003 1949 1961 1969 2001 2005 2002 1992 1973

MOST PATS ATTEMPTED 49 Stephen Gostkowski 44 Stephen Gostkowski 43 Jack Carter 42 Pete Weeks 37 Stephen Gostkowski 36 Ryan White 36 Jack Carter 35 Stephen Gostkowski 33 Hal McGeorge 32 Joe Allison 32 Pete Weeks

2004 2003 1961 1969 2002 2001 1960 2005 1973 1992 1968

HIGHEST PAT PERCENTAGE 1.000 Stephen Gostkowski (44X44) 1.000 Ryan White (36X36) 1.000 Stephen Gostkowski (35X35) 1.000 Ryan White (18X18) 1.000 Ryan White (25X25) 1.000 Ryan White (22X22) 1.000 Joe Allison (30X30) 1.000 Joe Allison (32X32) 1.000 Joe Allison (25X25) 1.000 Don Glosson (29X29) 1.000 John Butler (18X18)

2003 2001 2005 2000 1999 1998 1993 1992 1991 1983 1989

MOST CONSECUTIVE PATS MADE 101 Ryan White 88 Stephen Gostkowski 87 Joe Allison 47 Stephen Gostkowski 33 Don Glosson 32 Jack Carter 28 Joe Allison 23 Matt Reagan 23 John Butler

Former Tiger Michael Gibson holds the Memphis career high punting average with a 44.0 mark.

MADE-ATT 70 X 92 51 X 71 49 X 67 48 X 63 34 X 51 30 X 50 17 X NA 13 X NA 12 X 17 12 X NA 11 X 22 10 X NA 10 X NA

1998-01 2002-04 1991-93 2004-05 1984 1961 1990 2006 1987

MOST FIELD GOALS MADE 23 Joe Allison 22 Stephen Gostkowski 20 Stephen Gostkowski 19 Stephen Gostkowski 16 Ryan White 16 John Butler 15 Don Glosson 14 John Butler 14 Don Glosson

1992 2005 2004 2003 1998 1989 1984 1988 1983

MOST FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED 29 Stephen Gostkowski

2003


25 25 24 20 20 20 19

Stephen Gostkowski Joe Allison Stephen Gostkowski John Butler Don Glosson Rusty Bennett John Butler

2005 1992 2004 1989 1983 1977 1988

HIGHEST FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE 1.000 Ryan White (16X16) .920 Joe Allison (23X25)

1998 1992

MOST CONSECUTIVE FIELD GOALS MADE 16 Ryan White 15 Don Glosson 13 Stephen Gostkowski 13 Joe Allison

1998 1984 2005 1992

MOST POINTS KICKING 108 Stephen Gostkowski 101 Stephen Gostkowski 101 Stephen Gostkowski 101 Joe Allison 71 Don Glosson 70 Ryan White 66 Joe Allison 66 John Butler 63 Don Glosson 61 Matt Reagan 60 Ryan White 59 Stephen Gostkowski

2004 2005 2003 1992 1983 1998 1993 1989 1984 2006 2001 2002

CAREER MOST POINTS KICKING 369 S. Gostkowski (159 PAT/70 FG) 263 Joe Allison (110 PAT/51 FG) 248 Ryan White (101 PAT/49 FG)

2002-05 1990-93 1998-01

YEAR-BY-YEAR FG LEADERS ATT 17 25 24 28 14 14 12 13 16 9 18 8 17 18 25 13 15 20 19 15 9 13 16 20 14 8 13 10 7 20 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 10 NA NA NA NA NA NA 2 3 NA

MADE 12 22 20 19 9 8 18 19 16 6 12 5 13 12 23 6 10 16 14 11 7 5 15 14 7 5 8 5 4 13 3 5 9 9 4 6 2 5 5 2 1 3 7 3 1 2 1

LG 42 53 49 45 50 45 47 47 52 42 45 44 52 47 51 43 52 48 44 47 46 51 50 50 51 37 46 49 38 45 9 36 37 34 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

1986-89 1983-85

MOST PATS MADE 159 Stephen Gostkowski 110 Joe Allison 101 Ryan White 78 Pete Weeks 77 Jack Carter 70 John Butler

2002-05 1990-93 1998-01 1967-69 1959-61 1986-89

MOST PATS ATTEMPTED 165 Stephen Gostkowski 112 Joe Allison 101 Ryan White 92 Jack Carter 91 Pete Weeks 74 John Butler

2002-05 1990-93 1998-01 1959-61 1967-69 1986-89

HIGHEST PAT PERCENTAGE 1.000 Ryan White (101X101) 98.2 Joe Allison (110X112) 96.4 S. Gostkowski (159X165) 96.2 Hal McGeorge (51x53) 95.7 Don Glosson (66X69) 95.6 Rusty Bennett (65X68)

1998-01 1990-93 2002-05 1972-73 1983-85 1977-80

MOST FIELD GOALS MADE 70 Stephen Gostkowski 51 Joe Allison 49 Ryan White 48 John Butler 34 Don Glosson 30 Rusty Bennett

2002-05 1990-93 1998-01 1986-89 1983-85 1977-80

MOST FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED 92 Stephen Gostkowski 71 Joe Allison 67 Ryan White 63 John Butler 51 Don Glosson 50 Rusty Bennett

2002-05 1990-93 1998-01 1986-89 1983-85 1977-80

HIGHEST FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE 76.2 John Butler (48X63) 76.1 Stephen Gostkowski (70X92) 73.1 Ryan White (49X67) 71.8 Joe Allison (51X71) 66.7 Don Glosson (34X51)

1986-89 2002-05 1998-01 1990-93 1983-85

SINGLE GAME

MOST FIELD GOALS MADE 5 vs UAB 4 vs Marshall 4 vs Arkansas State 4 vs Cincinnati 4 vs Ole Miss 4 vs North Texas State 3 16 times; last vs Arkansas St., 2006 MOST FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED 6 vs UAB 6 vs North Texas State 4 vs Chattanooga, UAB, Houston 4 vs East Carolina, Marshall 4 vs Arkansas State 4 vs Tennessee Tech 4 vs Arkansas 4 vs Ole Miss 4 vs North Texas State MOST CONSECUTIVE FIELD GOALS MADE 16 1998-99 16 1983-1984 13 2005 11 1992

MOST EXTRA POINTS 48 2004 44 2003 40 1961 39 1969 36 2005 36 2001 34 1960 MOST FIELD GOALS MADE 23 1992 22 2005 20 2004 19 2003 15 2006 15 1994 15 1984 14 1988 14 1983 FEWEST FIELD GOALS MADE 0 1958 MOST FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED 28 2003 25 2005 25 1992 24 2004 22 2006 21 1994 20 1983 20 1977 19 1995 19 1988 FEWEST FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED 8 1978 8 1968

KICKOFF RETURNS SINGLE GAME

TEAM KICKING RECORDS

MOST EXTRA POINTS 9 vs Louisville 8 vs Chattanooga 8 vs Tulane 7 vs Chattanooga, Tulane 7 vs Houston 7 vs Virginia Tech 7 vs Wichita State, Cincinnati 7 vs Louisville

SINGLE SEASON

1969 2005 1992 2004 2001 1973 1972 1962 1999 2005 2004 1998 1992 1976

1999 1976 2006 2005 2004 2003 1994 1992 1977

KICKOFF RETURNS 8 Antoine Harden vs Tennessee 7 Chris Kelley vs Cincinnati 6 Michael Grandberry vs UCF 6 LaKendus Cole vs Louisville 6 DeAngelo Williams vs Cincinnati 6 Charles Wilson vs Southern Miss 6 Gerald White vs Mississippi State 6 Edwin Lovelady vs Army 6 Donnie Elder vs Ole Miss 6 Stan Davis vs Tennessee

2001 2004 2006 2004 2002 1988 1986 1985 1982 1969

MOST KICKOFF RETURN YARDS 167 Jerry Harris vs Southern Miss 163 Xavier Crawford vs Missouri 160 Antoine Harden vs Tennessee 157 P.T. Jones vs Tulane 152 DeAngelo Williams vs Cincinnati 152 Mac Cody vs Cincinnati 152 Charles Wilson vs Tulane 146 Dornell Harris vs Drake 145 Chris Kelley vs Cincinnati 141 Keith Cobb vs East Carolina 141 Nick Pappas vs Houston 140 Keith Cobb vs Southern Miss

1983 1991 2001 1997 2002 1993 1988 1972 2004 1996 1967 1998

HIGHEST KICKOFF RETURN AVERAGE (MIN. 3 RETURNS) 41.8 Jerry Harris vs Southern Miss (4-167) 38.0 Charles Wilson vs Tulane (4-152) 35.3 Nick Pappas vs Houston (4-141) 32.6 Xavier Crawford vs Missouri (5-163) 32.3 Joseph Doss vs Akron (3-97) 31.4 P.T. Jones vs Tulane (5-157) 31.3 Michael Grandberry vs USM (3-94) 30.4 Mac Cody vs Cincinnati (5-152)

1983 1988 1967 1991 2005 1997 2006 1993

MOST KICKOFF RETURN TDS 1 Kevin Cobb vs Tennessee

1996

123

NAME Matt Reagan S. Gostkowski S. Gostkowski S. Gostkowski S. Gostkowski Ryan White Ryan White Ryan White Ryan White Jim Cande Ted Lane Jimmy Keith Luis Tejeda Joe Allison Joe Allison Joe Allison Joe Allison John Butler John Butler John Butler John Butler Don Glosson Don Glosson Don Glosson Tomas Ingles Gregg Hauss Rusty Bennett Rusty Bennett Rusty Bennett Rusty Bennett Bobby Williams Bobby Williams Bobby Williams Hal McGeorge Neil Purdie Neil Purdie Pete Weeks Pete Weeks Pete Weeks Wood Stevens Larry Groce Billy Fletcher Billy Fletcher Billy Fletcher Jack Carter Jack Carter Robert Lyles

John Butler (70 PAT/48 FG) Don Glosson (66 PAT/34 FG)

RECORDS

YEAR 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1961 1960 1957

214 168


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Mac Cody vs Cincinnati Charles Wilson vs Tulane Jerry Harris vs Southern Miss Charles Greenhill vs Cincinnati Terdell Middleton vs North Texas Stan Davis vs Cincinnati Nick Pappas vs Ole Miss Billy Fletcher vs Houston Billy Russell vs Tennessee Tech

1993 1988 1983 1983 1975 1972 1967 1963 1954

LONGEST KICKOFF RETURN 98 Jerry Harris vs Southern Miss 97 Charles Wilson vs Tulane 96 Terdell Middleton vs North Texas 95 Kevin Cobb vs Tennessee 95 Frank Mawyer vs Chattanooga 94 Stan Davis vs Cincinnati 93 Nick Pappas vs Ole Miss 93 Preston Watts vs Troy State

1983 1988 1975 1996 1950 1972 1967 1940

SINGLE SEASON MOST KICKOFF RETURNS 30 Charles Wilson 28 Reginald Jones 26 Antoine Harden 25 Antoine Harden 24 William Arnold 23 William Arnold 22 Derrick Crawford

1988 1989 2002 2001 1987 1990 1981

MOST KICKOFF RETURN YARDS 735 Charles Wilson

1988

124

RECORDS

YEAR-BY-YEAR KICKOFF RETURN LEADERS YEAR 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960 1959 1957 1956

NAME Michael Grandberry Joe Doss LaKendus Cole DeAngelo Williams Antoine Harden Antoine Harden Ryan Johnson Ken Coutain Keith Cobb Kevin Cobb Damien Dodson Kevin Cobb Brian Davis Mac Cody John Martin Xavier Crawford William Arnold Reginald Jones Charles Wilson William Arnold Sammy Seals Jerry Harris Jerry Harris Derrick Crawford Derrick Crawford Derrick Crawford Derrick Burroughs Richard Williams Eddie Hill Keith Wright Ricky Rivas Terdell Middleton Bobby Ward Bobby Ward Dornell Harris Dornell Harris Gerald Tinker Stan Davis Jay McCoy Nick Pappas Bob Baxter Bob Baxter Billy Fletcher Russell Vollmer Russell Vollmer Russell Vollmer Nick Bouni Nick Bouni Bob Schmidt Andy Nelson

NO 21 19 15 13 26 25 12 11 19 16 19 11 16 13 9 10 23 28 30 24 21 15 20 12 7 22 12 17 20 17 21 11 16 14 17 14 17 14 6 17 19 14 16 9 10 10 8 4 7 8

YD 517 423 261 299 504 533 219 184 432 342 362 222 416 429 272 275 485 622 735 555 523 369 446 247 157 467 246 348 367 345 406 231 438 404 404 294 363 361 215 527 449 303 389 290 302 280 159 166 149 183

TDS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

622 555 553 527 523

Reginald Jones William Arnold Antoine Harden Nick Pappas Sammy Seals

1989 1987 2001 1967 1986

HIGHEST KICKOFF RETURN AVERAGE 33.0 Mac Cody 31.0 Nick Pappas 30.2 John Martin 28.9 Bobby Ward 27.5 Xavier Crawford 27.4 Bobby Ward

1993 1967 1992 1973 1991 1974

MOST KICKOFF RETURN TDS 1 Kevin Cobb vs Tennessee 1 Mac Cody vs Cincinnati 1 Charles Wilson vs Tulane 1 Jerry Harris vs Southern Miss 1 Charles Greenhill vs Cincinnati 1 Terdell Middleton vs North Texas 1 Stan Davis vs Cincinnati 1 Nick Pappas vs Ole Miss 1 Billy Fletcher vs Houston 1 Billy Russell vs Tennessee Tech

1996 1993 1988 1983 1983 1975 1972 1967 1963 1954

CAREER KICKOFF RETURN LEADERS NAME William Arnold Jerry Harris Antoine Harden Russ Vollmer Dornell Harris Bobby Ward Kevin Cobb DeAngelo Williams Bob Baxter Keith Wright Charles Wilson Stan Davis John Martin Brian Davis Nick Pappas Michael Grandberry P.T. Jones Sammy Seals Keith Cobb Joseph Doss (min. 20 returns)

YRS. 1987-90 1983-86 2000-02 1960-63 1971-73 1973-74 1994-97 2002-05 1965-67 1974-77 1986-88 1969-71 1993-94 1993-95 1966-67 20051997-98 1985-87 1995-98 2004-

NO. 55 47 53 29 40 30 39 37 33 36 30 26 25 24 22 22 23 21 25 23

YDS. 1,202 1,165 1,085 900 868 842 837 824 752 738 735 697 647 612 594 540 532 523 522 476

AVG. 21.8 24.8 20.5 30.0 21.7 28.1 21.2 22.3 22.8 20.5 24.5 26.8 25.9 25.5 27.0 24.5 23.1 24.9 20.8 20.6

CAREER FEWEST KICKOFF RETURN YARDS 0 vs several opponents

KICKOFF RETURNS 55 William Arnold 53 Antoine Harden 47 Jerry Harris 45 Derrick Crawford 40 Dornell Harris 39 Kevin Cobb 36 Keith Wright

1987-90 2000-02 1983-86 1980-83 1971-73 1994-97 1974-77

MOST KICKOFF RETURN YARDS 1,202 William Arnold 1,165 Jerry Harris 1,085 Antoine Harden 957 Derrick Crawford 900 Russ Vollmer 868 Dornell Harris 837 Kevin Cobb

1987-90 1983-86 2000-02 1980-83 1960-63 1971-73 1994-97

HIGHEST KICKOFF RETURN AVERAGE 30.0 Russ Vollmer 28.1 Bobby Ward 27.7 Nick Bouni 26.8 Stan Davis 25.5 Brian Davis 25.3 Quitman Spaulding 24.8 Jerry Harris

1960-63 1973-74 1956-59 1969-71 1994-95 1993-95 1983-86

MOST KICKOFF RETURN TDS 1 Kevin Cobb vs Tennessee 1 Mac Cody vs Cincinnati 1 Charles Wilson vs Tulane 1 Jerry Harris vs Southern Miss 1 Charles Greenhill vs Cincinnati 1 Terdell Middleton vs North Texas 1 Stan Davis vs Cincinnati 1 Nick Pappas vs Ole Miss 1 Billy Fletcher vs Houston 1 Billy Russell vs Tennessee Tech

1996 1993 1988 1983 1983 1975 1972 1967 1963 1954

TEAM KICKOFF RETURN RECORDS SINGLE GAME MOST KICKOFF RETURNS 9 vs Louisville 9 vs Cincinnati 9 vs Tennessee 8 vs Florida State 8 vs Ole Miss 8 vs Ole Miss 8 vs Louisville, Ole Miss

2004 2002 2001 1987 1980 1971 1970

MOST KICKOFF RETURN YARDS 196 vs Cincinnati 186 vs Southern Miss 169 vs Florida State 168 vs Tennessee 168 vs Houston 168 vs Tulane 167 vs UCF 167 vs Cincinnati

2002 1983 1979 2001 1967 1988 2006 1972

SINGLE SEASON MOST KICKOFF RETURNS 57 1986 50 1998 48 2002 47 2006 47 2001 46 2004 45 1988 42 1978 FEWEST KICKOFF RETURNS 17 1962 MOST KICKOFF RETURN YARDS 1111 1986 1071 1993 1025 1998 993 2006 964 2002 954 1988 887 1972 885 2001 877 1995 FEWEST KICKOFF RETURN YARDS 388 1960

100-YARD KICK RETURN GAMES KEITH COBB (3) 141 vs East Carolina 140 vs Southern Miss 136 vs Tulane

1998 1998 1998

NICK PAPPAS (3) 141 vs Houston 129 vs Ole Miss 116 vs Utah State

1967 1967 1967

RICHARD WILLIAMS (3) 133 vs Florida State 129 vs Ole Miss 104 vs Ole Miss

1979 1980 1979

CHARLES WILSON (3) 152 vs Tulane 130 vs Southern Miss 104 vs Tulsa

1988 1988 1988

BOB BAXTER (2) 108 vs Ole Miss 100 vs Southern Miss

1965 1965

MAC CODY (2) 152 vs Cincinnati 114 vs Ole Miss

1993 1992


MICHAEL GRANDBERRY (2) 138 vs UCF 118 vs UTEP

2006 2006

JERRY HARRIS (2) 167 vs Southern Miss 121 vs Alabama

1983 1985

CHRIS KELLEY (1) 145 vs Cincinnati

2004

JOHN MARTIN (1) 108 vs Tennessee

1992

SEAN MCCANN (1) 111 vs Mississippi State

1979 1986

DAVID BERRONG (1) 133 vs Wichita State

1968

SAMMY SEALS (1) 125 vs Tennessee

KEVIN COBB (1) 131 vs Tennessee

1996

RUSSELL VOLLMER (1) 108 vs Mississippi State

1963

LAKENDUS COLE (1) 118 vs Louisville

2004

BOBBY WARD (1) 111 vs Houston

1973

RUSSELL COPELAND (1) 108 vs Florida State

1989

GERALD WHITE (1) 108 vs Mississippi State

1986

DERRICK CRAWFORD (1) 111 vs Southern Miss

1981

DEANGELO WILLIAMS (1) 152 vs Cincinnati

2002

XAVIER CRAWFORD (1) 163 vs Missouri

1997

BRIAN DAVIS (1) 115 vs Mississippi State

1995

STAN DAVIS (1) 138 vs Tennessee

1969

JOSEPH DOSS (1) 110 vs UTEP

2005

TOMMY ELRED (1) 147 vs Southern Miss

1964

BILLY FLETCHER (1) 107 vs Ole Miss

1964

ANTOINE HARDEN (1) 160 vs Tennessee

2001

DORNELL HARRIS (1) 146 vs Drake

1972

EDDIE HILL (1) 107 vs Wichita State

1978

P.T. JONES (1) 157 vs Tulane

1997

REGINALD JONES (1) 111 vs Florida

1989

PUNT RETURNS SINGLE GAME MOST PUNT RETURNS 10 Ryan Roskelly vs Tulsa 7 Darron White vs Chattanooga 6 Ryan Johnson vs UAB 6 Damien Dodson vs Houston 6 Russell Copeland vs Cincinnati 6 Jerry Harris vs Mississippi State 6 Keith Wright vs North Texas St. 6 Stan Davis vs Tennessee 6 Dornell Harris vs Drake 6 Bob Baxter vs Ole Miss

1994 2004 2001 1997 1992 1985 1974 1969 1972 1965

MOST PUNT RETURN YARDS 194 Ryan Roskelly vs Tulsa 133 David Berrong vs Wichita State 120 Keith Wright vs N. Texas State 94 Damien Dodson vs Houston 94 Keith Wright vs Louisville 94 Frank Mawyer vs. Chattanooga 92 Darron White vs Tulane 92 Ryan Johnson vs Cincinnati 92 Stan Davis vs Southern Miss 92 Bob Baxter vs Ole Miss

1994 1968 1974 1997 1975 1950 2004 2000 1972 1967

TOP PUNT RETURN PERFORMANCES YDS 194 133 120 94 94 94 92 92 92 92 88 87 87 86 86 86 78 78 78 78 78 77 75 73 72 69 68 68 66 62 60 60 57 56 55 54 54 53 53 51 50 50 50

NAME Ryan Roskelly vs Tulsa, 1994 David Berrong vs Wichita St., 1968 Keith Wright vs North Texas, 1974 Keith Wright vs Louisville, 1975 Damien Dodson vs Houston, 1997 Frank Mawyer vs Chattanooga, 1950 Darron White vs Tulane, 2004 Ryan Johnson vs Cincinnati, 2000 Bob Baxter vs Ole Miss, 1967 Stan Davis vs Southern Miss, 1972 Russ Vollmer vs Ole Miss, 1962 Jerry Craine vs Tennessee, 1986 Bobby Ward vs Ole Miss, 1973 Russell Copeland vs Cincinnati, 1992 Ricky Rivas vs Wichita State, 1975 Jack Carter vs Chattanooga, 1961 Darron White vs Chattanooga, 2004 Keith Wright vs Ole Miss, 1976 James Thompson vs Tulsa, 1972 James Thompson vs Cincinnati, 1972 Steve Cacciola vs Florida State, 1974 Judson Flint vs Ole Miss, 1978 Judson Flint vs Louisville, 1978 Ryan Roskelly vs Southwestern La., 1995 Bob Sherlag vs Wake Forest, 1964 Keith Wright vs Louisville, 1976 Bob Baxter vs Southern Miss, 1967 Keith Wright vs North Texas, 1977 Russ Vollmer vs Tennessee Tech, 1962 Darron White vs Ole Miss, 2004 Mac Cody vs Southern Miss, 1993 Ryan Roskelly vs Ole Miss, 1994 Jerry Craine vs Southern Miss 1986 Jerry Todd vs Utah State, 1969 Tommy Elred vs North Texas, 1965 Ollie Cordill vs McNeese State, 1964 David Berrong vs North Texas, 1969 Keith Wright vs Utah State, 1977 Russ Vollmer vs Detroit, 1962 Darron White vs Houston, 2004 Ryan Johnson vs Tennessee, 2000 Sammy Seals vs Arkansas State, 1987 Russell Copeland vs Louisville, 1992

HIGHEST PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 33.3 David Berrong vs Wichita State 30.7 Bob Baxter vs Ole Miss 30.6 Ryan Johnson vs Cincinnati 30.0 Keith Wright vs North Texas 21.8 Bobby Ward vs Ole Miss 19.4 Ryan Roskelly vs Tulsa 18.4 Darron White vs Tulane 17.0 Darron White vs Houston 15.7 Damien Dodson vs Houston

1974 1975 1950 1962 1975 1961

SINGLE SEASON

Sophomore Michael Grandberry led the team in kickoff return yards in 2006 with 517 on 21 carries.

MOST PUNT RETURNS 40 Ryan Roskelly 37 Ryan Johnson

1994 2000

125

LONGEST PUNT RETURN 97 Keith Wright vs North Texas 94 Keith Wright vs Louisville 94 Frank Mawyer vs Chattanooga 88 Russ Vollmer vs Ole Miss 86 Ricky Rivas vs Wichita State 86 Jack Carter vs Chattanooga

2004 1995 1994 1978 1978 1976 1976 1975 1974 1968 1967 1964 1962

RECORDS

MOST PUNT RETURN TDS 1 Darron White vs Tulane 1 Keith Cobb vs Southwestern La. 1 Ryan Roskelly vs Tulsa 1 Judson Flint vs Ole Miss 1 Judson Flint vs Louisville 1 Keith Wright vs Louisville 1 Keith Wright vs Wichita State 1 Keith Wright vs Louisville 1 Keith Wright vs North Texas 1 Steve Jaggard vs Tulsa 1 Bob Baxter vs Ole Miss 1 Bob Sherlag vs Wake Forest 1 Russell Vollmer vs Ole Miss 1 nine blocked punts for TDs

1968 1967 2000 1974 1973 1994 2004 2004 1997


37 36 36 32 32 31 30 27 27 25

Russell Copeland Darron White Ryan Johnson Brandon McDonald Darron White Charlie Babb Ryan Roskelly Cole Hoppe Jerry Harris Tripp Higgins

1992 2002 2001 2005 2004 1971 1995 2003 1985 1999

MOST PUNT RETURN YARDS 468 Ryan Roskelly 389 Ryan Johnson 376 Ryan Johnson 351 Russell Copeland 347 Darron White 308 Bob Baxter 301 Darron White 254 David Berrong 252 Ryan Roskelly 240 James Thompson 239 Jack Carter

1994 2000 2001 1992 2004 1967 2002 1968 1995 1972 1961

HIGHEST PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 34.1 Jack Carter 27.8 Keith Wrigh