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Quick Facts....................................1 Media Information....................... 1-2 Liberty Bowl Stadium.................. 3-5 Tigers on the Air......................... 6-7 Dr. Shirley Raines...........................8 R.C. Johnson..................................9 University of Memphis..................10 City of Memphis............................ 11 Tiger Traditions.............................12 About C-USA................................13 C-USA Bowl Affiliations................13 2010 Opponents..................... 14-15 Series vs ‘10 Opponents..............16 2010 OUTLOOK Notes on the upcoming 2010 season, depth chart and rosters. 2010 Season Outlook............. 18-22 Depth Chart............................ 18-22 2010 Schedule.............................22 Rosters................................... 23-24

Credits The 2010 University of Memphis Football Fact Book is intended for the editorial use of media organizations covering the Tigers. Any reprinting, reproduction or other use of the contents for any commercial use is prohibited. Editor: Jennifer Rodrigues Assistance: Brandon Kolditz (covers/layout design), Bob Winn, Lamar Chance, Tammy DeGroff, Shawn Smith, Mark Taylor, Preston McClellan, Adam Moussa. Photography: Photos were taken by professional sports photographers Joe Murphy, Carolyn Andros, Troy Glasgow, Gary Walpole, Amir Gamzu (‘05 Motor City Bowl), Taylor Wilson, Rick Yeats, Gil Michael, Lindsey Lissau, Musemeche Photography (‘07 New Orleans Bowl), J. Meric, (‘08 St. Petersburg Bowl) Rob Goldberg Jr (‘08 ECU game), Impact Images (‘08 SMU game), Sideline Sports (‘07 UCF game), Steve Franz (LSU Sports Info), Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau, Darby Dunnagan, Julia Weeks & The Commercial Appeal Photography Dept. Aerial photography of the Liberty Bowl was provided by Wayne Breeden of Helicopters Inc.

COACHES & STAFF Bios of Head Coach Larry Porter, his assistants and the Tiger football support staff. Larry Porter............................ 26-27 Assistant Coaches.................. 27-32 Support Staff........................... 33-34

The 2010 edition of the Tiger Football Media Fact Book is a comprehensive source of information with statistics and historical references for use by media covering Tiger football. For additional information about Tiger football please call the University of Memphis Athletic Media Relations Office at 901-678-2337.

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

Director O: 901-678-2397 C: 901-734-9951 E-mail: jmpowers@memphis.edu

2010 Returning Tigers............ 36-57 2010 Tiger Newcomers.......... 57-60 REVIEW OF 2009 Game-by-game recaps, final statistics, superlatives, miscellaneous statistics and key player departures. Game Recaps........................ 62-73 2009 Statistics........................ 74-78 Participation Chart........................79 Key Departures...................... 80-82 RECORDS Individual and team records, along with career leaders, 100-yard rushers, all-time performances, annual team statistics and more. Scoring................................... 84-86 Rushing.................................. 86-88 Passing................................... 89-92 Receiving................................ 92-94 Total Offense.......................... 94-95 All-Purpose Yards................... 95-96 Punting................................... 96-97 Kicking.................................... 97-99 Kickoff Returns..................... 99-100 Punt Returns...................... 100-102 Defense.............................. 102-103 Miscellaneous..................... 104-105 All-Time Leaders................ 105-107 Annual Statistics.........................108 HISTORY Facts and figures through Memphis’ storied history of collegiate football. Lou Groza Award........................ 110 Honored Tigers.................... 111-117 All-Star Games........................... 118 Retired Jerseys.......................... 119 Bowl History....................... 120-126 Undefeated Teams.....................127 All-Time Coaches............... 128-129 All-Time Lettermen............. 130-133 Tigers in the Pros............... 134-135 Series Records................... 136-139 Year-By-Year Results......... 140-146 Tiger Milestones.........................147 Tiger Timeline..................... 148-154 Homes of the Tigers...................151 Conference Affiliations................154

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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BRANDON KOLDIT Z ASSISTANT O: 901-678-2444 C: 901-871-5475 E-mail: wkolditz@memphis.edu

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

CREDENTIALS Seating for working media on the second floor of the press box at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium/Rex Dockery Field is limited. Credentials are issued to working press only, and are at the full discretion of the athletic media relations director. Members of the media are asked to request credentials at least two weeks in advance. All requests are handled by Jennifer Rodrigues. Seating is limited and will be restricted to filing press, radio and television representatives’ needs according to NCAA championship guidelines. All credentials and parking passes are issued on a game-by-game basis and can be revoked at any time at the discretion of the media relations director. All requests must be submitted on company letterhead by the sports editor/sports director to be considered. Freelance writers/photographers will only be credentialed if the publication they are working for requests the credentials. At times, hard copies of the publication may be requested for verification. Your cooperation and understanding is appreciated. Credentials for working media are issued according to the following criteria: 1. Local newspapers, wire services, national publications, newspapers from the opponent’s area, and student newspapers from Memphis and the opponent.

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Quick Facts Nickname:.................................. Tigers. Mascot:.............................Bengal Tiger. Enrollment:................................21,424. Colors:.............................. Blue & Gray. Conference:............... Conference USA. Stadium:........... Liberty Bowl Memorial. Capacity:...................................61,000. Playing Surface:.....................FieldTurf. Affiliation:................. NCAA Division I-A. President:........... Dr. Shirley C. Raines. Athletic Director:............. R.C. Johnson. Faculty Rep.:................Dr. Ed Stevens. Head Coach:.....................Larry Porter. Overall Record:................First Season Record at U of M:.............First Season Offensive Scheme:.................. Multiple Defensive Scheme:................. Multiple. 2009 Record:.................................2-10. C-USA Record/Finish:...1-7/6th in East. All-Time Record:................ 434-459-33 . First Year of Competition:.............1912. Bowl Appearances:.............................7. Last Appearance:... ‘08, St. Petersburg Bowl Record:............................... 4-3-0. First-Team All-Americans:.................15. Offensive Starters Ret./Lost:...........7/4 Defensive Starters Ret./Lost:..........7/7 Special Team Starters Ret./Lost:.....4/3 Total Lettermen Returning: ..............44 Total Lettermen Lost: .......................26

2. Other daily newspapers with preference to those which regularly cover the Memphis Tigers. 3. Radio and television sports department personnel not broadcasting, but considered reporting. 4. Non-daily newspapers, with preference to those which regularly cover Memphis football. 5. Other weekly and monthly publications that r egularly cover the Memphis Tigers. 6. Websites (* see restrictions) 7.  Professional Scouts ***Websites - The official website of the Memphis Tigers and the official website of the visiting school will be credentialed. Other websites will not be credentialed unless they meet the following specifications: 1. Must be a legal corporate entity that has been in business at least one full calendar year and has provided coverage of Memphis Athletics or the visiting team for at least one year. 2. Must provide original daily coverage of ALL athletic teams from the U of M with its own staff of reporters, photographers and equipment. 3. Must travel to and cover all football away games and all major postseason events. 4. Must provide coverage of all press conferences of ALL athletic teams at the U of M. 5. Must be accredited by the home

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MEDIA A look at media policies and guidelines, as well as information about Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, the University of Memphis, Conference USA and 2010 opponents.


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university as working media. 6. M ust register at least 1 million unique users per month. Websites that sponsor message boards, message centers or chat rooms where people are allowed to post anonymous information will not be issued credentials. If a medium has an online site and they sponsor anonymous forums, they may continue to request credentials under its traditional medium (newspaper, radio, television), but will not be granted additional passes for online staff. Requests from individuals not employed by an accredited media outlet will not be considered. Fan websites and sites that the primary focus is recruiting will not be credentialed. Online entities will not receive photography credentials.

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 The press parking lot is located on the south side (press box side) of Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium/Rex Dockery Field. The press lot is located just south of the elevator entrance. Admittance to this lot is through the main entrance of the Mid-South Coliseum, off Southern Avenue. Passes are issued by the Athletic Media Relations office and are limited. TELEPHONES/INTERNET There are two general telephone lines located on the second floor of the press box at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium/Rex Dockery Field. These are for first-come, first-serve use only. It is suggested that media members, who want to order their own telephone lines, should first contact Jennifer Rodrigues at 901-678-2397 to inquire as to their seat location for the game. Once seat assignments are established, the media representative can call BellSouth offices at 1-800-7669115 to order their telephone service. It is very important that you indicate your seat location when you place the order. The address of Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium is 335 South Hollywood Street, Memphis, TN 38104. Ethernet connections are available on the second and fourth floors of the press box. There is limited wireless internet capability at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. VISITING RADIO The University and its flagship station, WREC600 Radio, provide courtesy telephone lines for the visiting

radio broadcast. There are two standard lines and one ISDN line installed in the visiting radio booth on the fourth floor of the press box. Visiting radio can contact Jennifer Rodrigues for the telephone numbers. Any visiting radio wanting to set up in the stadium in their booth on the fourth floor the day before the game must contact Jennifer Rodrigues in advance so that the request can be coordinated through the stadium manager.

STATS/SERVICE Memphis will provide complete game statistics, including play-by-play, post-game notes and coaches’ quotes in the press box. Statistics are also delivered to the radio booths throughout the game. Light food and beverages will be available in the press box throughout the game. Please contact a member of the Athletic Media Relations staff in advance if you will need statistics faxed or e-mailed to your organization. The entire statistical package will be posted at both www. GoTigersGo.com and www.collegepressbox.com immediately following the game. POSTGAME INTERVIEWS The University of Memphis locker room is closed to members of the media following all games. At home games, head coach Larry Porter will be available in the Tiger interview room after the cooling off period. Requested players will also be available in the interview room. No media are permitted to interview coaches or players on the field prior to the 10-minute cooling off period. SPOTTERS With at least a week’s notice, Memphis can retain the services of a spotter for radio and television announcers. Our established fee is a 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. 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 25-yard lines. Credentials will not be issued to freelance photographers or for online sites that are not considered national or the official sites of the schools competing. No photographers will be allowed inside the team bench areas in accordance with NCAA regulations. Photographers are not permitted to sell photos taken at U of M football games without the

written consent of the athletic media relations office. All photographers must present their credential to an SID representative at the base of the press box elevator to receive a photo armband which allows access to the field during the game. All camera personnel must wear the armband in addition to the photo credential to remain on the field.

PRACTICE ATTENDANCE/ INTERVIEWS The first 20 minutes of practice are open to Media. Upon the completion of the first 20 minutes, all photographers (still/video) are to stop shooting and all media are requested to leave the practice fields. All interviews will be coordinated through Jennifer Rodrigues. Interviews with players will be limited to Monday - Wednesday and after games on Saturday. During the week, players are available prior to their team meeting, and will not be made available following practice. Coach Porter will be made available after practice Tuesday - Thursday on game weeks. On weeks that games are played on days other than Saturday, please contact Jennifer Rodrigues for the cut-off days for interviews. MONDAY PRESS CONFERENCES Head coach Larry Porter holds his weekly press luncheon on Mondays at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon is held in the Athletic Office Building. Members of the media are invited to lunch at 11:30 a.m. The press conference begins at noon. CONTACTING LARRY PORTER All interview requests for coach Larry Porter must be placed through Jennifer Rodrigues of the Athletic Media Relations Office at 901-678-2397. PRE-GAME NOTES The University of Memphis Athletic Media Relations Office places all of its game notes and statistics on the www. GoTigersGo.com and collegepressbox.com websites by Monday morning of each game week. If you have trouble accessing the information on the website, please contact Jennifer Rodrigues for a PDF to be e-mailed directly to you. SATELLITE FEEDS Each member institution of Conference USA provides the league with weekly highlights from their previous game, as well as interviews with their head coaches and key players. The videos are edited into highlight clips and are uplinked for use by television stations across the country. Contact the Athletic Media Relations Office for additional information about the uplink process.

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

C-USA WEBSITE Additional football information about Conference USA and its member institutions can be obtained by logging on to www.conferenceusa.com. The conference site has up-to-date statistics and rankings of all league schools. C-USA TELECONFERENCE Conference USA will host a coaches teleconference on select Mondays throughout the 2010 football season. The first call will be held on Monday, Aug. 30 with additional calls taking place on Sept. 6, Sept. 13, Oct. 4 and Nov. 8. Coach Larry Porter is available on the teleconference at 1:19 p.m. CDT. Media representatives wishing to participate on the teleconference should contact Russ Anderson in the C-USA office to obtain the access phone number. His email is rdanderson@cusa.org. Below is the full schedule for each week the call is hosted. All times listed as CDT: 1:00 p.m. 1:05 p.m. 1:12 p.m. 1:19 p.m. 1:26 p.m. 1:33 p.m. 1:40 p.m. 1:47 p.m. 1:54 p.m. 2:01 p.m. 2:08 p.m. 2:15 p.m. 2:22 p.m.

Players of the Week/Notes Ruffin McNeill, East Carolina Doc Holliday, Marshall LARRY PORTER, MEMPHIS Larry Fedora, USM Kevin Sumlin, Houston David Bailiff, Rice June Jones, SMU Bob Toledo, Tulane Neil Callaway, UAB Mike Price, UTEP Todd Graham, Tulsa George O’Leary, UCF

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.


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Liberty Bowl Stadium Information

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STADIUM LOCATION 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. 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 and a member from the Southeastern Conference. Capacity of the Liberty Bowl is 61,000. LOCKER ROOMS The Tiger locker room is located in the south tunnel which is located directly under the JumboTron scoreboard. The visitor locker room is located in the north tunnel.

PLAYING SURFACE The 2005 season marked the first year that the playing surface was changed from natural grass to FieldTurf, which is used by more than 100 Division I universities as well as over 20 NFL teams. STADIUM MANAGER To reach Liberty Bowl stadium manager Angela Daniels, call 901-729-4344.

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

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

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


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Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium The University of Memphis football program is very fortunate to have one of the finest football facilities in the nation in which to play its home football games. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, “built by the citizens of Memphis,” is a memorial to the veterans of World War I, World War II and the Korean War. The renovated 61,000-seat facility, built in 1965 at a cost of $3.7 million by the city of Memphis and renovated in 1987 for $19.5 million, is operated by the Memphis Park Services Department. The Tigers inaugurated the stadium in the fall of 1965 and in 45 years, have compiled a 141-122-7 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 100 NCAA Division IA football stadiums and practice facilities. In December of 1983, city of Memphis officials named the playing surface Rex Dockery Field in honor of the late Tiger coach who was killed in a plane crash. In the spring of 1984, the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Memphis added a new scoreboard and sound system to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium/Rex Dockery Field. The computer operated scoreboard is 100-feet long and stands 23-feet high. It has a 16’ x 32’ message center, and was the largest scoreboard in the Mid-South at the time. Included in the 1987 stadium renovation were the addition of the sky-suites located on the east side of the stadium, approximately 12,000 seats in the stands and a stadium club to accommodate donors. In addition, several areas of the stadium were vastly improved, including the lighting system, playing surface, handicap seating area, concession stands and restroom facilities. In 1999, the city of Memphis and Jumbotron entered into an agreement which placed a new 18’ x 24’ video scoreboard system in the south end of the stadium. In addition to the new $850,000 playing surface for the 2005 season, the stadium has also undergone aesthetic changes over the last five years that have made the stadium look more like the “Home of the Tigers.” Prior to the start of the 2006 season Jim McDonald of McDonald Outdoor provided several large photo wraps on the walls of the entrances to welcome Tiger fans. New graphic wraps were unveiled around the interior of the stadium during the 2008 season, and a renovation project on stadium restrooms in the lower concourse was completed prior to the start of the season. The first step toward a major renovation project at the Liberty Bowl was completed prior to the start of the 2009 season when both locker rooms were renovated. One of the most notable changes is that the opposing

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STADIU M F A C TS Capacity.............................................61,000 Surface............................................FieldTurf Location.......................335 South Hollywood First Game............................. Sept. 18, 1965 Opponent.........................................Ole Miss Score.................... Ole Miss 34, Memphis 14 All-Time Home Record................. 141-122-7 Most Points Scored...... 69 vs Louisville (‘69) Most Points by Opponent....56, Louisville (‘04) team is now in the north tunnel and the Memphis Tigers are in the south tunnel. In addition, renovations have begun to bring the stadium into compliance with ADA specifications, which has lowered the capacity for the stadium from 62,380 to approximately 61,000. In spring 2010, the Memphis City Council approved a $15.7 million capital improvements budget to renovate the grounds surrounding Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Included in the project is a new grand entrance off of East Parkway which City Council approved naming Tiger Lane in honor of the facility’s longest and oldest tenant - the University of Memphis. The stadium is also the host site of the annual AutoZone/Liberty Bowl game, as well as the Southern Heritage Classic. Located near the Memphis Fairgrounds, the stadium also hosted the Tennessee-Kentucky High School All-Star game in 1994. Throughout the 45-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.

YEAR G ATT AVG RECORD 1965 5 156,389 31,277 3-2-0 1966 5 130,524 26,104 4-1-0 1967 6 148,934 24,822 5-1-0 1968 5 155,379 31,075 3-2-0 1969 6 166,902 27,438 5-1-0 1970 6 142,187 23,698 4-2-0 1971 8 173,449 21,681 3-5-0 1972 7 194,222 27,746 4-3-0 1973 6 159,081 26,513 4-2-0 1974 6 174,172 29,028 4-2-0 1975 6 144,453 24,075 3-3-0 1976 7 281,966 *40,280 5-2-0 1977 7 198,686 28,383 5-2-0 1978 6 158,696 26,449 3-3-0 1979 6 168,200 28,033 3-3-0 1980 6 143,105 23,850 2-4-0 1981 5 158,203 31,640 0-5-0 1982 6 102,003 17,000 1-5-0 1983 5 183,671 *36,734 2-2-1 1984 6 235,269 39,212 4-1-1 1985 6 221,477 36,913 1-3-2 1986 4 110,932 27,733 0-4-0 1987 6 206,848 34,475 4-1-1 1988 7 178,767 29,795 5-1-1 1989 6 201,378 33,563 1-5-0 1990 6 157,346 26,224 3-2-1 1991 6 191,896 31,982 3-3-0 1992 6 224,449 37,408 4-2-0 1993 5 126,342 25,268 3-2-0 1994 6 149,943 24,991 4-2-0 1995 5 99,629 19,926 2-3-0 1996 6 214,511 *35,752 3-3-0 1997 6 121,340 20,223 4-2-0 1998 6 140,871 23,478 2-4-0 1999 6 185,044 30,841 2-4-0 2000 6 190,055 31,676 2-4-0 2001 6 154,334 25,722 4-2-0 2002 6 175,542 29,257 3-3-0 2003 7 **284,352 40,622 5-2-0 2004 5 205,874 41,175 4-1-0 2005 6 239,946 39,991 4-2-0 2006 7 227,077 32,440 1-6-0 2007 7 207,688 29,670 4-3-0 2008 7 175,024 25,003 4-3-0 2009 6 154,769 25,795 2-4-0 TOTAL 270 7,604,528 28,165 141-122-7

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

YEAR OPPONENT..............ATTEN. 1996 Tennessee.................. 65,885 1991 Mississippi.................. 65,483 1992 Tennessee.................. 65,234 1987 Mississippi.................. 64,187 2000 Tennessee.................. 63,121 2006 Tennessee.................. 61,783 1989 Mississippi.................. 59,795 1999 Mississippi.................. 57,523 1988 Tennessee.................. 55,173 2005 Mississippi.................. 53,339 1981 Mississippi.................. 53,170 1979 Mississippi.................. 53,166 2004 Louisville.................... 52,384 1976 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.

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium/Rex Dockery Field, which hosts the annual Liberty Bowl game, has been home to the Tiger football team since 1965. 2010 Memphis Football Fact Book


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HO M E C O M IN G RESULTS

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LIBERTY BOWL RE C ORDS • Best Record: 5-1-0 (1967, 1969) • Worst Record: 0-5-0 (1981) • Most Points Scored: Memphis - 69 vs Louisville, 1969; Opponent - 56, Louisville, 2004 • Highest Combined Score: 107 pts., 55-52, 3OT win over SMU, 2007 • Lowest Combined Score: 3 pts., 3-0 loss to Ole Miss, 1999 • Longest Run from Scrimmage: Memphis - 92 yards by Herb Covington vs Cincinnati, 1966; Opponent - 84 yards by Mickey Collins, Wichita State, 1978 • Longest Pass Completion: Memphis - 94 yards by Lloyd Patterson to Earnest Gray vs Houston, 1978; Opponent - 85 yards by Erik Ainge to Robert Meachem, Tennessee, 2006 • Longest Interception Return: Memphis - 91 yards by Bob Orians vs Southern Miss, 1977; Opponent - 99 yards by Izell McGill, Mississippi State, 1996 (intercepted fumble) & by Dustin Mouzon, Ole Miss, 2007 • Longest Kickoff Return: Memphis - 98 yards by Jerry Harris vs Southern Miss, 1983; Opponent - 100 yards by Maurice Nelson, Tulane, 1985 • Longest Punt Return: Memphis - 94 yards by Keith Wright vs Louisville, 1975; Opponent - 85 yards by Morris Letcher, East Carolina, 1992 • Longest Field Goal: Memphis - 53 yards by Stephen Gostkowski vs Marshall, 2005; Opponent - Franco Grilla 50 yards, UCF, 1990 • Most Yards Rushing by an Individual: Memphis - 262 yards by DeAngelo Williams vs Houston, 2004; Opponent - 301 yards by Chris Johnson, East Carolina, 2007 • Most Yards Rushing by a Team: Memphis - 507 yards vs Tulsa, 1969; Opponent - 491 yards, East Carolina, 2007 • Fewest Yards Rushing by a Team: Memphis - minus 13 yards vs Texas A&M, 1979; Opponent - minus 4 yards, Ole Miss, 1993 • Most Yards Passing by an Individual: Memphis 416 yards, Martin Hankins vs East Carolina, 2007; Opponent - 431 yards by Jordan Palmer, UTEP, 2005 • Most Yards Passing by a Team: Memphis - 416 yards vs East Carolina, 2007; Opponent - 431 yards, UTEP, 2005 • Fewest Yards Passing by a Team: Memphis - minus 3 yards vs Marshall, 2005; Opponent - 14 yards, Southern Miss, 1981 • Most Passing Attempts by an Individual: Memphis - 60 by Martin Hankins vs ECU & Ole Miss, 2007; Opponent - 61 by Marquel Blackwell, USF, 2001 • Most Passing Attempts by a Team: Memphis - 61 vs Ole Miss, ECU & SMU, 2007; Opponent - 62 by USF, 2001 • Most Pass Completions by an Individual: Memphis - 41 by Martin Hankins vs Ole Miss, 2007; Opponent - 35 by Marcus Crandell, East Carolina, 1994 & by Justin Willis, SMU, 2007 • Most Pass Completions by a Team: Memphis - 41 vs Ole Miss, 2007; Opponent - 36 by East Carolina, 1994 • Most Pass Receptions by an Individual: Memphis - 13 by Maurice Avery vs UAB, 2003; Opponent - 14, Chris Penn, Tulsa, 1993 • Most Receiving Yards by an Individual: Memphis 186 yards by Bob Sherlag vs Mississippi State, 1965; Opponent - 208 yards, James Casey, Rice, 2008 • Most Total Offense by an Individual: Memphis - 405 yards by Martin Hankins vs ECU, 2007; Opponent 489 yards by Justin Willis, SMU, 2007 • Most Total Offense by a Team: Memphis - 659 yards vs Louisville, 1969; Opponent - 641 yards by East Carolina, 2007 2010 Memphis Football Fact Book

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

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LISTEN TO ALL THE TI G ER A C TION ON WRE C - A M 6 0 0 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 87th 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 14th season. Woloshin, a well-known sports figure in Memphis, is in his 25th year of being associated with the Tiger broadcast team. He began with Tiger television broadcasts in 1986, and for the last 13 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 (18), Jacob (17), Brett (22) and Brendan (18). Former Tiger football letterman Chris Powers is entering his second year as the full-time color commentator. Powers was introduced to Tiger fans during the 2008 season on several occasions, handling color commentary for the Marshall, UAB, East Carolina and SMU road games and serving on the broadcast team for home contests as well as the 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl. Powers played in 44 career games as a tight end and center from 1995-98. He logged four career touchdown catches, including the memorable gamewinning TD reception with 34 seconds remaining against Tennessee in 1996. He moved to center in 1998 and started all 11 games that season. A native of Winter Park, Fla., Powers is a captain with Continental Express airline. He has flown with the airline the last 10 years, and is based out of Houston, but makes his home in Memphis. Native Memphian Forrest Goodman is entering his 12th season as the pre-game and post-game host for Memphis football and basketball. Goodman, who is the assistant program director for NewsRadio 600 WREC, also serves as the host of both the Larry Porter and Josh Pastner radio call-in shows. Prior to joining the Tiger broadcast team in 1999, Goodman was the play-by-play voice of all sports for Delta State University, and also spent 10 years handling high school football play-by-play. Goodman and his wife, Michelle, have a daughter, Abigail, and reside in Bartlett.

Matt Dillon will serve as the football sideline reporter for the sixth straight season. Dillon, who is in his 37th year working in the sports industry, also serves as the co-host of the Memphis pregame and postgame shows for football and basketball games on WREC. He has hosted the shows for the last eight years. In addition to his football duties, Dillon has handled the color for Dave Woloshin on the radio broadcast of Memphis basketball since 2002-03. The 1973 University of Memphis graduate began his long broadcast association with Tiger sports when he did play-by-play for WKNO-TV from 19732001. In the 1980s, Dillon also served as analyst on WMC and handled play-by-play duties on WPTY-TV for road contests. From 1995-2000, Dillon served in several capacities in broadcasting Tiger football and basketball, including hosting coaches shows in the late 1990s. Dillon and his wife, Marni, reside in Germantown. Jeff Brightwell, who is considered the “voice of Tiger baseball and women’s basketball,” serves as the broadcast team captain handling the majority of the production and engineering duties. A 1996 graduate of the University of Memphis, Brightwell came to Memphis in 2003 after spending six years in Missouri. He has done play-by-play for Southeast Missouri State, Central Methodist College, Truman State, Moberly Community College and the Memphis RiverKings. For the last seven years, the native Memphian has broadcast both home and away contests for Memphis baseball and women’s basketball on WUMR FM. He also hosts a weekly Tiger Update web show that is streamed through All-Access on the athletic department website. Brightwell was named the College Baseball Foundation’s National Broadcaster of the Month in April 2005 and was honored as the Sportscaster of the Year in 2002 by the Missouri Broadcasters Association. He has also served as the public address announcer for the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds.

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The Larry Porter Television Show will have a new home in 2010, as Fox 13 News in Memphis will carry the show each Sunday night at 10 p.m. Coach Porter will discuss the game in depth each week while breaking down highlights from each contest. The show also contains feature segments about various Tiger football players throughout the year.

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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 fifth season of carrying Tiger Football and Basketball. Tiger football games can also be heard on WKBQ-FM (93.5) in Covington, WAMB-AM (1160) in Nashville and WZLT-FM (99.3) in Lexington, Tenn. Larry Porter’s weekly radio call-in show can be heard on WREC AM600 with Forrest Goodman serving as the host. The show airs live on Thursday evenings from 7-8 p.m. Radio listeners can call (901) 535-WREC or 1-800-474-WREC to be part of the show, and all fans are invited to join the live audience. Brookhaven Pub has been selected as the site of the 2010 Larry Porter Radio Call-In Show.


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T i g e r s e n j o y n a t i o n a l e x p o s u r e w i t h ESPN a n d C BS TV p a c k a g e s

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15 contests televised this fall. In addition to the 10 contracted games, five additional non-league games have been selected through agreements with other conferences. Conference USA’s partnership with CBS College Sports Network (CBS C) is comprehensive in nature, and includes significant national and regional exposure for football, men’s and women’s basketball, and other Conference USA sports. Additionally, the partnership includes videoon-demand, Internet, broadband, national over-the-air and satellite radio, and wireless distribution as well as website production through CBS College Sports Online. Available in HD, CBS College Sports Network is the original 24hour cable network dedicated to college sports. CBS College Sports Network has over 30 million subscribers, and is available in 80 million homes in markets on cable and satellite systems across the country. Locally in Memphis, it is available on Comcast cable (222) as well as on DirecTV (Ch. 613) and DISH Network (Ch. 152). CBS College Sports Network provides the most comprehensive coverage of all Conference USA sports, featuring an array of programming that includes live games, original shows, documentaries and the network’s new nightly studio show “College Sports Tonight.” CBS College Sports Network will be the number one source for complete college football coverage this fall, with more Conference USA programming than anywhere else and a full lineup of shows that connect fans to their favorite teams.

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In 2005, Conference USA entered into long-term agreements with ESPN, Inc. and CBS College Sports Network (formerly CSTV). The new agreements contain six-year initial terms to begin July 1, 2005, and conclude June 30, 2011. In 2009, Memphis had eight of its 12 games carried by either ESPN, CBS College Sports or CSS. The agreement with ESPN extends the conference’s current regular season football package to include the broadcast of the conference’s Football Championship Game. It also encompasses distribution of men’s basketball and women’s basketball on ESPN/ ESPN2 and both tournament championship games. The C-USA content granted to ESPN may also be available through the collection of ESPN entities such as ESPN Mobile (wireless), ESPN Interactive, ESPN Broadband (ESPN 360), ESPN.com, ESPN Pay-Per-View, ESPN Videoon-Demand, ESPN HD, ESPN2 HD, ESPN Deportes and more. The University of Memphis is no stranger to the talent and leadership of ESPN, having played football and basketball games on the prestigious sports-entertainment network for a number of years. The Tigers’ first appearance on ESPN occurred during the 1982 season when Memphis traveled to Athens, Ga., to take on Herschel Walker and the 14th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs. In 1993, Memphis played a Thanksgiving weekend contest against the Miami Hurricanes in Orange Bowl Stadium. In 2004, four of Memphis’ last five games of the season were broadcast nationally by ESPN, and the Tigers have been carried by the national outlet 19 times since 2003. 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 2010, C-USA will have great exposure on ESPN and its family of networks, having at least

Date Opponent (TV) Result 11/4/67 Florida State (ABC) L, 26-7 10/25/80 Florida State (ABC) L, 24-3 10/30/82 Georgia (ESPN) L, 34-3 9/21/85 Florida State (WTBS) L, 19-10 9/24/88 Florida (Sport Channel) W, 17-11 11/18/89 Florida St. (Sunshine Network) L, 57-20 11/17/90 Florida St. (Sunshine Network) L, 35-3 9/2/91 USC (Prime Ticket) W, 24-10 10/31/92 Tulane (SportsSouth) W, 62-20 11/27/93 Miami (ESPN) L, 41-17 8/31/96 Miami (Fox Sports) L, 30-7 10/19/96 Southern Miss (Fox Sports) L, 16-0 11/9/96 Tennessee (CBS) W, 21-17 8/30/97 at Mississippi State (Fox) L, 13-10 9/20/97 Minnesota (Midwest Sports Channel) L, 20-17 10/25/97 at East Carolina (Fox) L, 32-10 11/22/97 Southern Miss (Fox) L, 42-18 9/5/98 Ole Miss (Jefferson-Pilot) L, 30-10 9/12/98 Mississippi State (Fox) L, 14-6 9/19/98 Minnesota (Midwest Sports Channel) L, 35-14 10/10/98 Arkansas (FX Network) L, 23-9 9/11/99 Mississippi State (Fox) L, 13-10 10/2/99 Missouri (Fox) L, 27-17 11/6/99 Southern Miss (Fox) L, 20-5 9/2/00 Mississippi State (Fox) L, 17-3 9/30/00 Southern Miss (Fox) L, 24-3 10/7/00 East Carolina (Fox) W, 17-10 11/4/00 Tennessee (Fox) L, 19-17 9/3/01 at Mississippi State (ESPN) L, 30-10 9/7/02 at Ole Miss (Jefferson Pilot) L, 38-16 10/8/02 Louisville (ESPN2) L, 38-32 9/6/03 Ole Miss (ESPN2) W, 44-34 12/16/03 vs. North Texas (ESPN2) W, 27-17 11/4/04 Louisville (ESPN) L, 56-49 11/12/04 Southern Miss (ESPN2) W, 30-26 11/27/04 at USF (ESPN2) W, 31-15 12/22/04 vs. Bowling Green State (ESPN) L, 52-35 9/5/05 Ole Miss (ESPN) L, 10-6 9/24/05 at Tulsa (CSTV)# L, 37-31 10/1/05 UTEP (CSTV) W, 27-20 10/8/05 at UCF (CSTV)# L, 38-17 10/15/05 at Houston (CSTV) W, 35-20 10/22/05 East Carolina (CSTV) W, 27-24 11/1/05 UAB (ESPN2) L, 37-20 11/19/05 at Southern Miss (CSTV) W, 24-22 11/26/05 Marshall (CSTV) W, 26-3 12/26/05 vs. Akron (ESPN) W, 38-31 9/3/06 at Ole Miss (ESPN) L, 28-25 9/30/06 Tennessee (ESPN/CSS delay) L, 41-7 10/21/06 Tulsa (CSTV) L, 35-14 11/5/06 Southern Miss (ESPN) L, 42-21 11/11/06 UCF (CSTV) L, 26-24 9/1/07 Ole Miss (CSS) L, 23-21 9/22/07 at UCF (CSS) L, 56-20 10/2/07 Marshall (ESPN2) W, 24-21 11/10/07 at Southern Miss (CSS) W, 29-26 11/17/07 UAB (CSS) W, 25-9 12/21/07 vs. Florida Atlantic (ESPN2) L, 44-27 9/6/08 Rice (CBS C) L, 42-35 9/13/08 at Marshall (CSS) L, 17-16 10/2/08 at UAB (CBS C) W, 33-30 10/10/08 Louisville (ESPN) L, 35-28 10/18/08 at East Carolina (CSS) L, 30-10 10/25/08 Southern Miss (CBS C) W, 36-30 11/29/08 Tulane (CSS) W, 45-6 12/20/08 vs. USF (ESPN2) L, 41-14 9/6/09 vs. Ole Miss (ESPN) L, 45-14 9/12/09 at Middle Tennessee (CSS) L, 31-14 9/26/09 vs. Marshall (CSS) L, 27-16 10/27/09 vs. East Carolina (ESPN2) L, 38-19 11/7/09 at Tennessee (ESPNU) L, 56-28 11/14/09 UAB (CSS) L, 31-21 11/21/09 at Houston (CSS) L, 55-14 11/27/09 at Tulsa (CBS C) L, 33-30 (ot) # - Local broadcast aired on CSTV


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University President - Dr. Shirley C. Raines Dr. Shirley C. Raines became the 11th president of the University of Memphis on July 1, 2001. She is the first woman to hold the presidency of the University, which was founded in 1912. The University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a high research university, with approximately 22,000 students and 2,500 employees. Previous to her appointment at the University of Memphis, Dr. Raines was Vice Chancellor for Academic Services and Dean of the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. While at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, she received the Distinguished Faculty Member award and has received two research awards from the Eastern Educational Research Association. She is the author of 14 books and numerous journal articles and is widely regarded as an expert in teacher education and early childhood education. During the years of Dr. Raines’ tenure at the University of Memphis, the following building projects have been completed: the FedEx Institute of Technology, the Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management, the Student Activities Plaza and fountain, the clock tower, University Services Building with new bookstore, additions to the Carpenter Student Housing Complex, the renovation of Wilder Tower, which is devoted to student services. Just in the last year, grand openings have been held for the Law School, which was relocated to the historic downtown location on the Mississippi River, the new University Center and the Living Learning Residence Complex. Improvement to athletic facilities have also been a priority with the construction of the Athletic Training Facility, Tiger Softball Complex,

FedExPark, Frank L. Flautt Golf Center, and upgrades and renovations to the football training facilities, Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium and the Elma Roane Fieldhouse. Described in The Commercial Appeal as “powerful, prepared and personable,” she has become known for her effective work in building productive partnerships on and off the campus. This emphasis has enabled the University to realize significant increases in annual giving to the University. Establishment of the University of Memphis Research Foundation along with the University’s focus on engaged scholarship in the community has facilitated an increase of sponsored research grants and contract awards by almost 100% since the beginning of Dr. Raines’ tenure in 2001. Major focus areas of her work with students include an increased emphasis on the retention of students, expansion of the University’s Honors and Emerging Leaders programs, the establishment of a guaranteed internship program for qualified students, living learning residential and curricular learning communities throughout campus. Dr. Raines served on the board for the NCAA for the past five years and chaired the Presidential Task Force Oversight and Monitoring Group while also serving on the Board of Directors of C-USA. While Chair of the Board of Directors of C-USA, Dr. Raines led the conference through realignment. The April 2009 issue of Business TN, included her on the magazine’s list of the 100 most powerful people in Tennessee. Dr. Raines earned her Doctorate in Education and her Master of Science degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Her 2010 Memphis Football Fact Book

Bachelor of Science degree is from the University of Tennessee at Martin. She also completed the Management Development Program from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has returned to Harvard for the past three years as a keynote speaker for the Institutes for Higher Education addressing new university presidents and chancellors. A native of Bells, Tennessee, she is married to retired professor, Dr. Robert J. Canady. In his retirement, he is a stained glass artist and a private pilot. Bob and Shirley are the parents of four adult children and four grandchildren.

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Dr. Shirley C. Raines Dr. Ralph Faudree (interim) Dr. V. Lane Rawlins Dr. Thomas Carpenter Dr. Jerry Boone (interim) Dr. Billy M. Jones Dr. John Richardson (interim) Dr. C.C. Humphreys Dr. J. Millard Smith Lamar Newport (acting) Dr. J. Millard Smith Dr. Jennings B. Sanders Dr. Richard C. Jones Dr. John Willard “J.W.” Brister Dr. Andrew A. Kincannon Dr. John Willard “J.W.” Brister Dr. Seymour A. Mynders


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Athletic Director - R.C. Johnson

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R.C. Johnson came aboard in February of 1996 and immediately set forth in bringing U of M Tiger athletics into national prominence. Over the last 14 years, the dynamic administrator has built Tiger Athletics into a nationallyrecognized program that has been to five bowl games in the last seven years and played for the Men’s Basketball National Championship title in 2007-08. In addition, for the last 11 straight years, donations to the department have continued to rise, and on June 30, 2010, a record-setting $7.3 million was announced by the Tiger Scholarship Fund. Also in the last seven years under Johnson, the Tigers have captured 14 total C-USA championships in men’s basketball, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, women’s golf and men’s track. The men’s basketball program has garnered five regular-season titles (2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) and four C-USA Tournament championships (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009), while the women’s soccer program claimed consecutive league championships in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Johnson is currently spearheading his second major capital campaign which benefits nearly every area of the Tiger Athletic Department. Included in the $12.9 million project is a new addition to the Athletic Office Building, a weight room and turf practice field for Tiger Football, a redesign of the Tiger baseball stadium that was unveiled for the 2010 season, the completed golf practice facility, a renovation of the Finch Center men’s basketball practice facility, a renovation of the women’s basketball and volleyball locker rooms and the Anfernee Hardaway Hall of Fame to honor Tiger athletes. Johnson’s first capital campaign was previously the largest fund-raising effort in the

history of Memphis athletics. The $8 million campaign included a new 8,000-square-foot football and basketball office complex addition, a new basketball practice facility, which is still considered one of the best in the country, and a complete renovation of the Murphy Athletic Complex. During his tenure, Johnson has created the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, the Tiger Scholarship Fund Board of Directors and the Athletic Director’s Ambassador’s Club. The Ambassador’s Club, which started with two members in 1997, has reached an all-time high of 41 members under Johnson. A significant revenue source for Tiger Athletics, members of the Ambassador’s Club pledge to commit $500,000. In June 2007, Johnson inked a lucrative long-term contract extension with Learfield Sports, which enabled Tiger Sports Properties to retain the multimedia rights for Memphis Athletics through 2017. The Tigers signed on with Learfield Sports in 2001, granting the partner radio and television rights, athletic venue signage, game day promotions and sponsorships, as well as the official athletic department website. Terms for the contract call for the Tigers to receive a financial guarantee each year of the agreement and to participate in annual revenue sharing. In 2008, the U of M entered into a five-year, $11.3 million partnership with Nike to provide shoes, apparel and equipment for all Tiger athletic teams. A believer in academic excellence as well as athletic success and national prominence, Johnson leads a department that set a school record with 51 percent of its student-athletes achieving a 3.0 or higher during the spring 2010 semester. For the most recent academic year, which includes fall 2009 and spring 2010, 339 student-athletes earned at least a 3.0 GPA and eight had a 4.0 for the year and 33 others 2010 Memphis Football Fact Book

had a 4.0 either in the fall or spring. For the spring 2010 semester, the athletic department as a whole posted its highest GPA ever with a 2.94 and 23 student-athletes garnered a 4.0 GPA. In May 2010, 48 athletes earned their degrees, marking the largest group for one ceremony since 2002 when the athletic academic services department began keeping record. Before taking over Tiger Athletics, Johnson was responsible for directing a Temple program with more than 500 student-athletes in 20 men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports, including nationally-visible programs in men’s basketball and football. He was named Temple’s director of athletics on May 9, 1994, after serving nearly six years as director of athletics at Miami (Ohio) University. He had also previously led the department at Eastern Illinois from 1980-88, and was the associate athletic director at Northern Iowa from 1974-80. A former football coach himself, Johnson served as an assistant at Mankato State University from 1968-74. He coached at Youngstown State University during the 1967 and 1968 seasons after serving as an assistant coach at Northern Iowa (1965-67) and the University of Iowa (1963-65). An Ottawa, Ill., native, Johnson holds his bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Iowa in 1965 and earned his master’s degree in physical education from the University of Northern Iowa in 1967. Johnson is a member of the National Association of College Directors of Athletics and serves on the NCAA Leadership Council. A veteran administrator in Conference USA, Johnson sits on both the C-USA Bowl Committee and the league’s Finance Committee. In addition, he is a member of the University of Memphis President’s Council. Johnson and his wife, Melba, have three children: Jeff, P.A. and Michelle; five grandchildren and one great grandson.


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University of Memphis For almost a century the University of Memphis has been a catalyst for progress in the city of Memphis, the state of Tennessee and the surrounding Mid-South region. From its inception as a normal school dedicated to the education of public school teachers, to its role today as an educator of technologicallysavvy graduates who face a complex world, the University of Memphis has always fulfilled its current mission while looking forward to and planning for its future. Exceptional students from Tennessee, from every other state in the nation and from almost 100 countries around the world choose to attend the University of Memphis. They come here on the recommendation of their major professors at European universities; they come here to study subjects that are offered nowhere else; they come to study alongside men and women who are recognized and respected throughout the academic and scientific communities as foremost in their fields. Ever forward-looking, the University of Memphis is poised to enter one of its most historic and productive periods. From the faculty and staff we have in place to our alumni and benefactors, our “people assets” have never been more willing, able and generous in their efforts to build an academic environment that makes a life-long impact on the young minds at the U of M. The University of Memphis was founded under the auspices of the General Education Bill, enacted by the Tennessee Legislature in 1909. Known originally as West Tennessee State Normal School, the institution opened its doors Sept. 10, 1912, with Dr. Seymour A. Mynders as president. Students in the first classes selected blue and gray as the school colors and the tiger as the mascot. Tradition holds that the colors, those of the opposing armies during the Civil War, were chosen in commemoration of the reuniting of the country after that divisive conflict. Over the next decade, The Desoto yearbook was created, the first library was opened in the Administration Building, the first dining hall was built and the first men’s dorm was built; today that dorm, Scates Hall, houses the College of Arts and Sciences’ Dean’s offices. In 1925 the name of the college changed to West Tennessee State Teachers College. Three years later, the Brister Library was built, named after two-term president John W. Brister. In 1931 the students created a campus newspaper, The Tiger Rag; and in 1935 the school’s agriculture department was discontinued. The college changed names again in 1941, becoming Memphis State College, and in 1946, J. Millard “Jack” Smith became president - the first alumnus to hold the position. In

1950 graduate studies were initiated, and in 1954 the school switched from a quarter to a semester system. In 1957 the state legislature designated Memphis State full university status. In 1959 the university admitted its first African American students, and the first doctoral programs began in 1966. The 1970s, under President Cecil C. Humphreys, saw new buildings constructed across the campus, including a University Center and a 12-story library. In 1983 MSU became the first public university in Tennessee to gain accreditation of its entire curriculum. The 1990s were characterized by another name change and another building boom. In 1994 MSU became the University of Memphis, and the Ned R. McWherter Library was completed. Moving into the 21st century, the Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management and the FedEx Institute of Technology have made their mark on the University landscape. Today, the University of Memphis is one of Tennessee’s three comprehensive doctoral-extensive institutions of higher learning. Situated in a beautiful park-like setting in the state’s largest city, it is the flagship of the Tennessee Board of Regents system. It awards more than 3,000 degrees annually. With an enrollment of approximately 21,000 students, The University of Memphis has 24 Chairs of Excellence, more than any other Tennessee university, and five stateapproved Centers of Excellence.

Name Changes 1994 1957 1941 1925 1912

University of Memphis Memphis State University Memphis State College West Tennessee State Teachers College West Tennessee State Normal School 2010 Memphis Football Fact Book

Facts at a Glance President Dr. Shirley C. Raines Founded 1912 as West Tennessee State Normal School Campus Size 1,160 acres and 202 buildings at eight sites Operating Budget $344 million Local Economic Impact $1.43 billion Enrollment (for Fall 2009) Total...................................................21,424 Undergraduate..................................16,719 Graduate.............................................4,288 Law School.............................................417 Full-time................................................ 69% Part-time............................................... 31% Workforce Approximately 2,500 employees including 930 fulltime faculty Colleges & Schools • Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law • College of Arts & Sciences • College of Communication and Fine Arts • College of Education • Fogelman College of Business and Economics • Graduate School • Herff College of Engineering • Loewenberg School of Nursing •S  chool of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology • School of Public Health • University College Degrees •1  5 bachelor’s degrees in more than 50 majors and 70 concentrations • Master’s degrees in over 45 subjects • Doctoral degrees in 21 disciplines • Specialist degree in education • Juris Doctor (law degree) • Online degree program


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City of Memphis

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Considered the “Home of the Blues” and the “Birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll,” the city of Memphis’ musical roots run deep. However, music is just a chapter in the history as well as the future of the city located in the heart of Mid-America. Memphis, named after the capital of ancient Egypt, boasts all the amenities you would expect in a city with over 1 million residents, while retaining the charm and downto-earth feel of a small town. Downtown Memphis recently realized a building boom valued at $2.3 billion which transformed the heart of the city. One of the most visible projects was the construction of AutoZone Park, the downtown ballpark which is the home of the Memphis Redbirds, the St. Louis Cardinals’ Triple-A club. The 14,320seat stadium includes 1,500 club seats, 48 luxury suites and is located at the corner of Third Street and Union Avenue across from the world-famous Peabody Hotel. The city’s newest downtown project is FedExForum, an entertainment arena that houses both the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association and the University of Memphis men’s basketball team. The $250 million state-of-the-art arena features a 35,000-square-foot outdoor plaza where fans of all ages can gather before an event. The arena has over 100 points of sale for concession stands and four full-service restaurants. FedExForum is located one block south of Beale Street. Memphis’ musical roots can be traced to band leader W.C. Handy, who wrote the first blues song here in 1909, a campaign theme for Memphis mayor “Boss” Crump called “Boss Crump Blues” and later published as the “The Memphis Blues.” The sound soon caught on and blues bands filled the clubs along Beale. Young musicians who have performed along Beale include Muddy Waters, Furry Lewis, Albert King, Bobby “Blue” Bland and B.B. King. Beale Street has rapidly become the entertainment center of Memphis and visitors and locals alike enjoy the food and music offered in the various nightclubs. Where Beale Street meets the Mississippi River is Tom Lee Park, site of the annual Beale Street Music Festival. The weekend-long event is just a part of the month-long Memphis in May International Festival which also includes the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest and the Sunset Symphony. Located within a block of Beale is Gibson Guitar Memphis, which includes factory tours and cultural exhibits. Across the street is the Smithsonian’s Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum

located at the FedExForum, which includes artifacts documenting music’s past. Memphis’ musical roots also include Stax and Hi-Records as well as Sun Records recording studio. Stax became known for “sweet soul music” through such artists as the MarKeys, Booker T. and the MGs, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Sam and Dave and Isaac Hayes. The Stax Museum reopened on its original location at McLemore and Crump in the summer of 2003 and offers visitors a complete history of “Soulsville USA.” One of Hi-Records’ premier artists was Al Green. Sun Records’ most famous recording artist was Elvis Presley and also boasted Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash among its recording artists. Elvis Presley’s Graceland is one of the five most visited home tours in America and is the most famous home in the United States after the White House. In 1991, Graceland was placed on the National Register of Historical Places. Over 600,000 visitors tour Graceland each year. Also located downtown is the beautiful Orpheum Theater which serves as a venue for performances by Ballet Memphis, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and traveling Broadway shows, as well as the Orpheum Classic Movies series and other concerts. The city’s location makes Memphis a major distribution hub with two interstate highways intersecting the city. Memphis is also home of FedEx, the nation’s largest package carrier which makes Memphis In2010 Memphis Football Fact Book

ternational Airport the world’s busiest cargo airport. Over 500 commercial passenger flights originate from Memphis International each day.

Memphis Is... • Named for its Egyptian sister city on the Nile • The largest city in Tennessee & the 17th largest city in the United States • Centered in the middle of the nation’s population • The Pork BBQ Capital of the world • The home of The Pyramid, the third largest pyramid in the world • Ranked by the travel industry as one of the top 20 destinations for an athletic event • Ranked as one of the nation’s top 10 convention centers and locations • The nation’s largest spot cotton-trading market • The hardwood capital of the world • The home of the world’s largest cargo airport • The third-largest rail center in the United States • The fourth-largest inland port in the United States • Home to the Memphis Zoo, one of only four zoos in the United States to exhibit giant pandas. • The 47th Best Sports City according to the Sporting News 2009 list.


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The University of Memphis

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Tiger Traditions When the University of Memphis first fielded a football team in the fall of 1912, no one had selected a nickname for the squad. Early references to the football team tabbed them only as the Blue and Gray Warriors of West Tennessee Normal School. After the final game of the 1914 season, there was a student parade. During this event, several Normal students shouted, “We fight like Tigers.” The nickname was born. More and more the nickname “Tigers” was used, particularly in campus publications. But it did not catch on with the newspapers downtown. They continued to use “Normals” or the “Blue and Gray” when referring to the University. In the late 1920s, student publications and downtown newspapers began referring to the football team as the “Teachers” or “Tutors.” The Tiger nickname would return, but not until 1939 was it finally adopted as the official nickname for the University of Memphis. For over 35 years, the sideline mascot for the University of Memphis has been a Bengal Tiger named TOM. TOM attends all Tiger Football home games, and he can also be found at many other University events throughout the year. TOM travels in style in a customdesigned, climate-controlled trailer, always with police escort. As one of only two universities in America with a live tiger mascot, The University of Memphis is unique in its Tiger Tradition. As a project of the Highland Hundred, no public or University funds are used to provide for TOM’s needs, and no University resources are required in his care. TOM is a powerful and majestic symbol of the University of Memphis, and his presence presents constant opportunities to educate Tiger fans young & old through the preservation of one of the world’s most recognizable endangered species.

The first Tiger, TOM, was procured by the Highland Hundred Football Boosters in 1972 and served the U of M faithfully for nearly 20 years until passing away in February of 1992. The Highland Hundred officially presented TOM to the University in a ceremony at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on November 11, 1972, during a football game against the University of Cincinnati. TOM had initially been named ‘Shane’ at the suggestion of the breeder’s daughter. Once in Memphis, though, a contest was held to name the mascot. More than 2,500 entries were submitted. The list was ultimately reduced to two choices, Shane, and TOM, which stands for Tigers Of Memphis. TOM won. In the fall of 1991, the Highland Hundred Tiger Guard received TOM II as a gift from Tom and Carolyn Atchison of Florence, Alabama. TOM II would serve with pride for 17 years through 2008, passing away on October 15th of that year.

U of M Alma Mater

U of M Fight Song

Stand Firm, O Alma Mater Through All The Years To Come; In Days Of Youth And Beauty Thy Halls Have Been Our Home. In Time Of Preparation Great Lessons Didst Thou Teach Till Now O Alma Mater, The Stars We’ll Strive To Reach.

Go Tigers Go, Go On To Victory, Be A Winner Thru And Thru; Fight Tigers, Fight Cause We’re Going All The Way -Fight, Fight For The Blue And Gray And Say --

Lead On, O Alma Mater They Sons To Highways, Give Light And Truth Unto Them For All Their Coming Days. To Thee We’ll Give All Honor, Our Hopes Abide In Thee, For Thou, O Alma Mater, Hast Made Us Ever Free.

Let’s Go Tigers Go, Go On To Victory. See Our Colors Bright And True; It’s Fight Now Without A Fear, Fight Now Let’s Shout A Cheer, Shout For Dear Memphis U. (Yell) Go Tigers Go Go Tigers Go Yea -- Tiger Go! 2010 Memphis Football Fact Book

Shortly after TOM II’s death, the Tiger Guard began the search for a new tiger to serve as TOM III, and a stroke of good luck was realized in a discussion with the Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue & Educational Center in Rock Springs, Wis. Faced with three new cubs born August 31, 2008, after an unexpected pregnancy at their facility, founders Jeff Kozlowski and Jenny Meyer offered to donate one of their young tigers to serve as TOM III. TOM III was introduced at a press conference on November 17, 2008, and the Tiger Guard officially presented him to the University on November 22 during a football game against the UCF.

The Logo The University of Memphis’ official logo was redesigned by Craig Thompson, from Disciple Design in Memphis, Tenn. The original logo was an MSU with a leaping Tiger coming out from behind the letter. The new logo is an “M” with a leaping Tiger coming up over the center of the “M.”

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


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C o n f e r e n c e USA : C o m p e t i t i o n L i v e s h e r e

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 15 years, 130 student-athletes earned national ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors, while 461 were named All-District. In addition, more than 20,000 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 long-term partnerships with ESPN Inc. and CBS College Sports Television Networks. The agreement with ESPN extends the conference’s current regular season football package to include the broadcast of the conference’s Football Championship Game. GOVERNANCE Along with the ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-10 and SEC, Conference USA is one of the seven conferences having significant representation in the NCAA governance structure. The Presidents of the member institutions serve as the league’s Board of Directors. R. Gerald Turner of SMU currently serves as chair of the Board.

A PROUD HISTORY; A promising future Conference USA was formed in 1995 and quickly emerged as one of the nation’s top conferences. The conference unveiled its name, logo and commissioner on April 24, 1995 in Chicago. The league’s charter members included Charlotte, Cincinnati, DePaul, Houston, Louisville, Marquette, Memphis, Saint Louis, Southern Miss, Tulane, UAB and USF. Eleven of the institutions began athletic participation in 1995, while Houston joined competition in the fall of 1996. The league’s headquarters were established in Chicago and after nine years, relocated to the current office in Irving, Texas. Britton Banowsky was named Commissioner in October 2002, succeeding Mike Slive, the league’s first commissioner. C-USA added East Carolina (September, 1996) and the United States Military Academy (March, 1997) as football members. ECU began league competition in 1997; Army in 1998 and UAB began football play in 1999. The league added TCU and ECU (1999) for all sports and they began competition in 2001. USF started C-USA football in 2003. After celebrating its 10th Anniversary during the 200405 season, C-USA began a new chapter in 2005-06 when its current membership came together to form the new look of the league. Since its formation, C-USA has established a strong foundation, an identity and a history that reflects the league’s national presence. Fourteen years of remarkable history has reinforced the league’s position in collegiate athletics, setting the course for the next decade and beyond.

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AutoZone Liberty Bowl Quick Facts When: ........................December 31 - 2:30 p.m. CST Where: ............................................. Memphis, Tenn. Stadium: ................................ Liberty Bowl Memorial Capacity: ........................................................61,000 Network: ..........................................................ESPN Opponent: . ........................................ SEC Selection Chief Executive Officer:..................... Perry Winstead Executive Director: ..............................Steve Ehrhart President: ........................................... Willie Gregory Assoc. Executive Director: ................Harold Graeter Telephone: .......................................... 901-795-7700 Website: ....................................www.libertybowl.org

Beef O’Brady’s St. Petersburg Bowl Quick Facts When: .............................December 21 - 7 p.m. CST Where: ........................................St. Petersburg, Fla. Stadium: ...........................................Tropicana Field Capacity: ........................................................43,000 Network: ..........................................................ESPN Opponent: . .................................. Big East Selection Executive Director: ..............................Brett Dulaney Asst. Executive Director: ..................... Nikki Godfrey Manager Events/Marketing: .............. Carlos Padilla Media Relations Director: ..................... John Gerdes Telephone: .......................................... 727-290-9865 Website: ...................... www.StPetersburgBowl.com

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Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Quick Facts When: ...........................December 30 - 11 a.m. CST Where: .......................................... Fort Worth, Texas Stadium: ............................ Amon G. Carter Stadium Capacity: ........................................................44,008 Network: ..........................................................ESPN Opponent: . .................... Mountain West Conference Executive Director: ...............................Brant Ringler Operations:.............................................Anne Rector Media Relations Director: ....................Tim Simmons Telephone: .......................................... 817-810-0012 Website: ........................www.armedforcesbowl.com

EagleBank Bowl Quick Facts When: ........................December 29 - 1:30 p.m. CST Where: .......................................... Washington, D.C. Stadium: .............................................. RFK Stadium Capacity: ........................................................52,000 Network: ..........................................................ESPN Opponent: . ......................Atlantic Coast Conference Executive Director: ................................. Steve Beck Media Relations Director..................Teri Washington Telephone: ........................................202-785-BOWL Website: ............................www.EagleBankBowl.org

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Quick Facts When: .............................December 18 - 7 p.m. CST Where: ...........................................New Orleans, La. Stadium: .................................Louisiana Superdome Capacity: ........................................................69,767 Network: ..........................................................ESPN Opponent: . ............. Sun Belt Conference Champion Executive Director: .............................. Billy Ferrante Media Relations Director: ...................... Sam Joffray Operations Director: ...................... Alison Comeaux Telephone: .......................................... 504-525-5678 Website: ........................... www.neworleansbowl.org

Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl Quick Facts When: .............................December 24 - 7 p.m. CST Where: ............................................Honolulu, Hawaii Stadium: ............................................ Aloha Stadium Capacity: ........................................................50,000 Network: ..........................................................ESPN Opponent: . .................. Western Athletic Conference Executive Director: ........................ David A.K. Matlin Event Manager: .................................Tamarah Tabor Associate Executive Director:.................Daryl Garvin Telephone: .......................................... 808-983-1124 Website: ....................www.sheratonhawaiibowl.com

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Marking its 15-year milestone during the 2009-10 season, Conference USA is still going strong. From the beginning, dedication to excellence has been the league’s guiding principle and remains today a common thread for a promising future. C-USA is home to 12 nationally prominent, tradition-rich members in East Carolina, Houston, Marshall, Memphis, Rice, SMU, Southern Miss, Tulane, Tulsa, UAB, UCF and UTEP. This combination enhances men’s and women’s programs that are immersed in athletic success and academic prowess. Together, we are committed to excellence, integrity and leadership in athletics, academics and in our communities. All C-USA institutions sponsor Division I-A football, along with several other men’s and women’s athletic programs, many of which compete regularly for NCAA Championships. C-USA sponsors competition in 20 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, rowing, softball, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field and volleyball). The league sponsors numerous academic awards, including the Commissioner’s Honor Roll and the Commissioner’s Academic Medal, indicative of outstanding achievement in the classroom. C-USA annually awards 12 postgraduate scholarships, along with the Sport Academic Award, Scholar Athletes of the Year and the Institutional Academic Excellence Award. Conference USA also added a Spirit of Service Award, recognizing student-athletes three times a year for a combination of significant community service efforts, good academic standing and participation in their elected sport. SUCCESS ON THE PLAYING FIELD Conference USA performers have achieved great success in competition, placing the league among the top conferences in the nation. In football alone, 56 teams have earned bowl bids. Conference USA has guaranteed spots in six games during the upcoming season and serves as a primary back-up for a possible seventh game. The AutoZone Liberty Bowl has the top selection of C-USA teams and the league will also send teams to the Beef O’Brady’s St. Petersburg Bowl, Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, EagleBank Bowl, R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl and Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl this season. The league also has an agreement with the new Dallas Football Classic to participate in that game should be the Big Ten or Big 12 be unable to provide a team for the first-year game. A Conference USA champion may qualify for the Bowl Championship Series if ranked in the BCS final Top 12 or, in the BCS Top 16 and ranked higher than a team which receives automatic qualification.


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The University of Memphis

Game 1 • Mississippi State

Game 2 • East Carolina

Game 3 • Middle Tennessee

Location:................................................Starkville, Miss. Enrollment:.......................................................... 19,500 Conference:.............................................. Southeastern Nickname:.........................................................Bulldogs Colors:...................................................Maroon & White Stadium:.................. Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field Capacity:............................................................. 55,082 Playing Surface:...................................... Natural Grass Athletics Director:....................................Scott Stricklin Head Coach:................................................ Dan Mullen Record at MSU/Years:................................... 5-7/1 year 2009 Record:............................................................. 5-7 2009 Conf. Record:..................................3-5/T4th-West Series Record:.................................... MSU leads 31-11 Last Meeting:.........MSU 35, UofM 27 (2003; Starkville)

Location:............................................... Greenville, N.C. Enrollment:.......................................................... 27,703 Conference:.........................................Conference USA Nickname:........................................................... Pirates Colors:...................................................... Purple & Gold Stadium:..................................................Dowdy-Ficklen Capacity:............................................................. 50,000 Playing Surface:...................................... Natural Grass Athletics Director:.................................... Terry Holland Head Coach:............................................ Ruffin McNeill Record at ECU/Years:....................... First Year in 2010 2009 Record:............................................................. 9-5 2009 Conf. Record:..................................... 7-1/1st-East Series Record:...................................... ECU leads 12-6 Last Meeting:......... ECU 38, UofM 19 (2009; Memphis)

Location:........................................ Murfreesboro, Tenn. Enrollment:.......................................................... 25,188 Conference:......................................................Sun Belt Nickname:..................................................Blue Raiders Colors:............................................. Royal Blue & White Stadium:.......................................... Johnny “Red” Floyd Capacity:............................................................. 30,788 Playing Surface:.................. Synthetic Turf by Sportexe Athletics Director:.................................. Chris Massaro Head Coach:............................................ Rick Stockstill Record at MT/Years:................................ 27-23/5 years 2009 Record:........................................................... 10-3 2009 Conf. Record:............................................ 7-1/2nd Series Record:..................................... MT leads 14-7-1 Last Meeting:..... MT 31, UofM 14 (2009; Murfreesboro)

Media Relations/www.mstateathletics.com Phone/Fax:............................. 662-325-2703/2563/7006 FB Contact:............................................... Joe Galbraith Cell:........................................................... 662-418-3970 Email:.......................... jgalbraith@athletics.msstate.edu Secondary Contact:................................ Jay Middleton Email:.........................jmiddleton@athletics.msstate.edu Press Box Phone:.................................... 662-325-3776

Media Relations/www.ecupirates.com Phone/Fax:...................................... 252-737-1274/4528 FB Contact:.............................................Tom McClellan Cell:........................................................... 252-414-0990 Email:.............................................. mcclellant@ecu.edu Secondary Contact:.................................Sarah Fetters Email:.................................................. fetterss@ecu.edu Press Box Phone:.................................... 252-737-4697

Media Relations/www.goblueraiders.com Phone/Fax:...................................... 615-898-2450/5626 FB Contact:................................................ Mark Owens Cell:........................................................... 615-631-9520 Email:...................................owens@goblueraiders.com Secondary Contact:.................................Travis Woods Email:...................................woods@goblueraiders.com Press Box Phone:.................................... 615-898-2312

2010 Schedule September 4....................................................Memphis September 9.........................................................Auburn September 18........................................................at LSU September 25......................................................Georgia October 2......................................................Alcorn State October 9........................................................ at Houston October 16.........................................................at Florida October 23................................................................ UAB October 30.........................................................Kentucky November 13................................................. at Alabama November 20.....................................................Arkansas November 27..................................................at Ole Miss

2010 Schedule September 5............................................................Tulsa September 11..................................................Memphis September 18.......................................... at Virginia Tech October 2.............................................. at North Carolina October 9.............................................. at Southern Miss October 16.......................................................N.C. State October 23..........................................................Marshall October 30............................................................ at UCF November 6............................................................. Navy November 11........................................................ at UAB November 20........................................................ at Rice November 26............................................................SMU

2010 Schedule September 2....................................................Minnesota September 11............................................... Austin Peay September 18..............................................at Memphis September 25............................... at Louisiana-Lafayette October 5.................................................................. Troy October 16.............................................. at Georgia Tech October 23...........................................Louisiana-Monroe November 2......................................... at Arkansas State November 13................................................ North Texas November 20.................................. at Western Kentucky November 27............................................Florida Atlantic December 4............................................................at FIU

Game 4 • UTEP

Game 5 • Tulsa

Game 6 • Louisville

Location:.................................................El Paso, Texas Enrollment:.......................................................... 20,000 Conference:.........................................Conference USA Nickname:............................................................Miners Colors:..................... Dark Blue & Orange, Silver Accent Stadium:.......................................................... Sun Bowl Capacity:............................................................. 51,500 Playing Surface:............................................. AstroPlay Athletics Director:........................................... Bob Stull Head Coach:..................................................Mike Price Record at UTEP/Years:........................... 34-38/6 years 2009 Record:............................................................. 4-8 2009 Conf. Record:..................................3-5/T3rd-West Series Record:....................................... UofM leads 3-0 Last Meeting:....... UofM 35, UTEP 20 (2009; Memphis)

Location:..................................................... Tulsa, Okla. Enrollment:............................................................ 4,200 Conference:.........................................Conference USA Nickname:.......................................... Golden Hurricane Colors:......................... Old Gold, Royal Blue & Crimson Stadium:..................................................H.A. Chapman Capacity:............................................................. 30,000 Playing Surface:.............................................. FieldTurf Athletics Director:.......Lawrence (Bubba) Cunningham Head Coach:.............................................Todd Graham Record at TU/Years:................................ 26-14/3 years 2009 Record:............................................................. 5-7 2009 Conf. Record:..................................3-5/T3rd-West Series Record:..................................... UofM leads 14-9 Last Meeting:............(ot) TU 33, UofM 30 (2009; Tulsa)

Location:...................................................Louisville, Ky. Enrollment:.......................................................... 24,000 Conference:...................................................... Big East Nickname:....................................................... Cardinals Colors:.........................................................Red & Black Stadium:....................................... Papa John’s Cardinal Capacity:............................................................. 56,000 Playing Surface:.............................................. FieldTurf Athletics Director:........................................ Tom Jurich Head Coach:........................................... Charlie Strong Record at UofL/Years:....................... First Year in 2010 2009 Record:............................................................. 4-8 2009 Conf. Record:........................................... 1-6/T7th Series Record:.................................... UofL leads 22-19 Last Meeting:......... UofL 35, UofM 28 (2008; Memphis)

Media Relations/www.utepathletics.com Phone/Fax:...................................... 915-747-6652/5444 FB Contact:.................................................... Jeff Darby Cell:........................................................... 915-204-0642 Email:................................................... jdarby@utep.edu Secondary Contact:.................................Mark Brunner Email:............................................. mbrunner@utep.edu Press Box Phone:.................................... 915-747-5154

Media Relations/www.tulsahurricane.com Phone/Fax:...................................... 918-631-3200/3913 FB Contact:........................................ Donald Tomkalski Cell:........................................................... 918-640-0683 Email:............................... donald-tomkalski@utulsa.edu Secondary Contact:..................................... Eric Hollier Email:..........................................eric-hollier@utulsa.edu Press Box Phone:........................... 918-631-2492/3200

Media Relations/www.uoflsports.com Phone/Fax:...................................... 502-852-0102/7401 FB Contact:.......................................... Rocco Gasparro Cell:........................................................... 502-262-2258 Email:.............................. rocco.gasparro@louisville.edu Secondary Contact:................................... Kenny Klein Email:.....................................kenny.klein@louisville.edu Press Box Phone:.................................... 502-852-6703

2010 Schedule September 4..................................... Arkansas-Pine Bluff September 10................................................. at Houston September 18......................................New Mexico State September 25..................................................Memphis October 2..................................................at New Mexico October 9.................................................................. Rice October 16............................................................ at UAB October 23.............................................................Tulane October 30......................................................at Marshall November 6..............................................................SMU November 13.................................................at Arkansas November 20.......................................................at Tulsa

2010 Schedule September 5...........................................at East Carolina September 11...........................................Bowling Green September 18.....................................at Oklahoma State September 25....................................... Central Arkansas October 2.....................................................at Memphis October 9..............................................................at SMU October 16.............................................................Tulane October 30................................................ at Notre Dame November 6.............................................................. Rice November 13.................................................. at Houston November 20.......................................................... UTEP November 26.............................................Southern Miss

2010 Schedule September 4......................................................Kentucky September 11...................................... Eastern Kentucky September 18......................................... at Oregon State October 2............................................. at Arkansas State October 9.........................................................Memphis October 15........................................................Cincinnati October 23.................................................... Connecticut October 30................................................... at Pittsburgh November 6...................................................at Syracuse November 13............................................................ USF November 20.............................................. West Virginia November 26...................................................at Rutgers

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Sept. 4 • 6 pm (ESPNU) Starkville, Miss. Davis Wade Stadium

Sept. 25 • 8:05 pm CT El Paso, Texas Sun Bowl

Sept. 11 • 11 am CT (CSS) Greenville, N.C. Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium

Oct. 2 • 6 pm Memphis, Tenn. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

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Sept. 18 • 6 pm Memphis, Tenn. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

Oct. 9 • TBA Louisville, Ky. Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium


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The University of Memphis

Game 7 • Southern Miss

Game 8 • Houston

Game 9 • Tennessee

Location:............................................Hattiesburg, Miss. Enrollment:.......................................................... 16,000 Conference:.........................................Conference USA Nickname:...............................................Golden Eagles Colors:........................................................Black & Gold Stadium:....................Carlisle-Faulkner Field at Roberts Capacity:............................................................. 36,000 Playing Surface:................................... Momentum Turf Athletics Director:...............................Richard Giannini Head Coach:..............................................Larry Fedora Record at USM/Years:............................. 14-12/2 years 2009 Record:............................................................. 7-6 2009 Conf. Record:.....................................5-3/3rd-East Series Record:................................ USM leads 38-21-1 Last Meeting:..... USM 36, UofM 16 (2009; Hattiesburg)

Location:................................................Houston, Texas Enrollment:.......................................................... 36,098 Conference:.........................................Conference USA Nickname:.........................................................Cougars Colors:..................................Scarlet & White, Navy Trim Stadium:..................... John O’Quinn Field at Robertson Capacity:............................................................. 32,000 Playing Surface:...................................... Natural Grass Athletics Director:................................. Mack Rhoades Head Coach:..............................................Kevin Sumlin Record at UH/Years:.................................. 18-9/2 years 2009 Record:........................................................... 10-4 2009 Conf. Record:.................................. 6-2/T1st-West Series Record:.........................................UH leads 11-9 Last Meeting:.............UH 55, UofM 14 (2009; Houston)

Location:............................................... Knoxville, Tenn. Enrollment:.......................................................... 27,107 Conference:.............................................. Southeastern Nickname:..................................................... Volunteers Colors:...................................................Orange & White Stadium:............................................................ Neyland Capacity:........................................................... 102,455 Playing Surface:...................................... Natural Grass Athletics Director:...................................Mike Hamilton Head Coach:.............................................Derek Dooley Record at UT/Years:.......................... First Year in 2010 2009 Record:............................................................. 7-6 2009 Conf. Record:..................................4-4/T2nd-East Series Record:......................................... UT leads 21-1 Last Meeting:............ UT 56, UofM 28 (2009; Knoxville)

Media Relations/www.southernmiss.com Phone/Fax:...................................... 601-266-4503/4507 FB Contact:............................................... Jack Duggan Cell:........................................................... 601-596-5637 Email:..........................................jack.duggan@usm.edu Secondary Contact:................................ Jason Kirksey Email:........................................ jason.kirksey@usm.edu Press Box Phone:.................................... 601-266-5523

Media Relations/www.uhcougars.com Phone/Fax:...................................... 713-743-9404/9411 FB Contact:................................................Cassie Arner Cell:........................................................... 832-523-8647 Email:.......................................mcarner@central.uh.edu Secondary Contact:.................................... Jeff Conrad Email:...................................... jaconrad@central.uh.edu Press Box Phone:.................................... 718-743-0550

Media Relations Phone/Fax:...................................... 865-974-1212/1269 FB Contact:......................................................Bud Ford Cell:........................................................... 865-567-6287 Email:........................................... bford@tennessee.edu Secondary Contact:.................................. John Painter Email:....................................... jpainter@tennessee.edu Press Box Phone:.................................... 865-974-2937

2010 Schedule September 2.........................................at South Carolina September 11............................................... Prairie View September 17.......................................................Kansas September 25.......................................at Louisiana Tech October 2............................................................Marshall October 9....................................................East Carolina October 16...................................................at Memphis October 30................................................................ UAB November 6.......................................................at Tulane November 13........................................................ at UCF November 20...................................................... Houston November 26.......................................................at Tulsa

2010 Schedule September 4..................................................Texas State September 10......................................................... UTEP September 18..................................................... at UCLA September 25........................................................Tulane October 9...............................................Mississippi State October 16............................................................ at Rice October 23............................................................at SMU October 30...................................................at Memphis November 5.............................................................. UCF November 13...........................................................Tulsa November 20........................................ at Southern Miss November 27..............................................at Texas Tech

2010 Schedule September 4........................................Tennessee-Martin September 11.......................................................Oregon September 18........................................................Florida September 25........................................................... UAB October 2...............................................................at LSU October 9.........................................................at Georgia October 23......................................................... Alabama October 30............................................at South Carolina November 6.................................................at Memphis November 13......................................................Ole Miss November 20................................................at Vanderbilt November 27.....................................................Kentucky

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Location:............................................Huntington, W.Va. Enrollment:.......................................................... 13,814 Conference:.........................................Conference USA Nickname:........................................... Thundering Herd Colors:.....................................................Green & White Stadium:.............................................. Joan C. Edwards Capacity:............................................................. 38,019 Playing Surface:.............................................. FieldTurf Athletics Director:....................................Mike Hamrick Head Coach:.............................................. Doc Holliday Record at MU/Years:......................... First Year in 2010 2009 Record:............................................................. 7-6 2009 Conf. Record:...................................4-4/T4th-East Series Record:.......................................... MU leads 3-2 Last Meeting:........... MU 26, UofM 16 (2009; Memphis)

Location:............................................. Birmingham, Ala. Enrollment:.......................................................... 16,246 Conference:.........................................Conference USA Nickname:...........................................................Blazers Colors:.....................................Forest Green & Old Gold Stadium:......................................................Legion Field Capacity:............................................................. 72,000 Playing Surface:..............................................Sure Turf Athletics Director:.....................................Brian Mackin Head Coach:.............................................Neil Callaway Record at UAB/Years:..............................11-25/3 years 2009 Record:............................................................. 5-7 2009 Conf. Record:...................................4-4/T4th-East Series Record:........................................ UAB leads 8-4 Last Meeting:......... UAB 31, UofM 21 (2009; Memphis)

Location:....................................................Orlando, Fla. Enrollment:.......................................................... 53,537 Conference:.........................................Conference USA Nickname:...........................................................Knights Colors:........................................................Black & Gold Stadium:.....................................Bright House Networks Capacity:............................................................. 45,000 Playing Surface:............................ 419 Bermuda Grass Athletics Director:..................................... Keith Tribble Head Coach:.........................................George O’Leary Record at UCF/Years:.............................. 34-41/6 years 2009 Record:............................................................. 8-5 2009 Conf. Record:....................................6-2/2nd-East Series Record:........................................ UCF leads 5-1 Last Meeting:........... UCF 32, UofM 14 (2009; Orlando)

Media Relations/www.herdzone.com Phone/Fax:...................................... 304-696-4660/2325 FB Contact:...........................................Randy Burnside Cell:........................................................... 304-208-0498 Email:........................................ burnsid2@marshall.edu Secondary Contact:.................................. Bob Pristash Email:........................................pristash1@marshall.edu Press Box Phone:.................................... 304-696-6666

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

Media Relations/www.ucfathletics.com Phone/Fax:...................................... 407-823-0994/5266 FB Contact:................................................. Leigh Torbin Cell:........................................................... 407-325-5703 Email:....................................... ltorbin@athletics.ucf.edu Secondary Contact:................................ Joe Hornstein Email:......................................joeforn@athletics.ucf.edu Press Box Phone:.................................... 407-882-0386

2010 Schedule September 2............................................... at Ohio State September 10............................................. West Virginia September 18.......................................at Bowling Green September 25...........................................................Ohio October 2.............................................. at Southern Miss October 13................................................................ UCF October 23..............................................at East Carolina October 30.............................................................. UTEP November 6.......................................................... at UAB November 13...................................................Memphis November 20........................................................at SMU November 27.........................................................Tulane

2010 Schedule September 4.............................................Florida Atlantic September 10.......................................................at SMU September 18........................................................... Troy September 25............................................. at Tennessee October 6.............................................................. at UCF October 16.............................................................. UTEP October 23.........................................at Mississippi State October 30............................................ at Southern Miss November 6........................................................Marshall November 11..............................................East Carolina November 20...................................................Memphis November 27........................................................ at Rice

2010 Schedule September 4...............................................South Dakota September 11..................................................N.C. State September 18................................................... at Buffalo September 25......................................... at Kansas State October 6.................................................................. UAB October 13......................................................at Marshall October 23................................................................ Rice October 30..................................................East Carolina November 5.................................................... at Houston November 13.............................................Southern Miss November 20.....................................................at Tulane November 27...............................................at Memphis

Oct. 16 • 11 am Memphis, Tenn. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

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eAST cAROLINA W-6, L-12, T-0 Year Site Score 1990 Memphis 17-24 1991 Greenville 13-20 1992 Memphis 42-7 1993 Greenville 34-7 1994 Memphis 6-30 1995 Greenville 17-31 1996 Memphis 10-20 1997 Greenville 10-32 1998 Memphis 31-34 2000 Memphis 17-10 2001 Greenville 11-32 2003 Memphis 41-24 2004 Greenville 38-35 2005 Memphis 27-24 2006 Greenville 20-35 2007 Memphis 40-56 2008 Greenville 10-30 2009 Memphis 19-38 UM Record in Memphis: 4-6-0 UM Record in Greenville: 2-6-0 Porter vs ECU: 0-0-0 McNeill vs Memphis: 0-0-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 3 (2003-05) Longest ECU Win Streak: 5 (1994-98)

Houston W-9, L-11, T-0 Year Site Score 1963 Memphis 29-6 1966 Houston 14-13 1967 Houston 18-35 1968 Memphis 7-27 1971 Memphis 7-35 1973 Houston 21-35 1974 Houston 10-13 1975 Memphis 14-7 1978 Memphis 17-3 1996 Houston 20-37 1997 Memphis 24-3 1998 Houston 14-35 2000 Memphis 30-33 (3ot) 2001 Houston 52-33 2002 Memphis 21-26 2003 Houston 45-14 2004 Memphis 41-14 2005 Houston 35-20 2006 Memphis 20-23 (ot) 2009 Houston 14-55 UM Record in Memphis: 5-5-0 UM Record in Houston: 4-6-0 Porter vs Houston: 0-0-0 Sumlin vs UM: 1-0-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 3 (2003-05) Longest Houston Win Streak: 5 (1967-74)

Louisville W-19, L-22, T-0 Year Site 1948 Memphis 1952 Memphis 1961 Louisville 1962 Memphis 1963 Louisville 1964 Memphis 1968 Louisville 1969 Memphis 1970 Louisville 1971 Memphis 1972 Louisville 1973 Memphis 1974 Louisville 1975 Memphis 1976 Louisville 1977 Memphis 1978 Louisville 1979 Memphis

Score 13-7 29-25 28-13 49-0 25-0 34-0 44-14 69-16 27-40 20-26 0-17 28-21 16-10 41-7 26-14 13-14 29-22 10-6

1980 Louisville 14-38 1981 Memphis 7-14 1982 Memphis 19-38 1983 Louisville 45-7 1986 Louisville 8-34 1987 Memphis 43-8 1988 Louisville 18-29 1989 Memphis 10-40 1990 Louisville 17-19 1991 Memphis 35-7 1992 Louisville 15-16 1993 Memphis 28-54 1994 Louisville 10-6 1995 Memphis 7-17 1996 Louisville 10-13 1997 Memphis 21-20 1998 Louisville 32-35 1999 Memphis 31-32 2001 Louisville 21-38 2002 Memphis 32-38 2003 Louisville 37-7 2004 Memphis 49-56 2008 Memphis 28-35 UM Record in Memphis: 11-11-0 UM Record in Louisville: 8-11-0 Porter vs Louisville: 0-0-0 Strong vs UM: 0-0-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 8 (1948-69) Longest UL Win Streak: 5 (1992-96)

Marshall W-2, L-3, T-0 Year Site Score 2005 Memphis 26-3 2006 Huntington 27-41 2007 Memphis 24-21 2008 Huntington 16-17 2009 Memphis 16-26 UM Record in Memphis: 2-1-0 UM Record in Huntington: 0-2-0 Porter vs. Marshall: 0-0-0 Holliday vs. UM: 0-0-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 1 (2005, 2007) Longest Marshall Win Streak: 2 (2008-09)

Middle Tennessee W-7, L-14, T-1 Year Site Score 1925 Murfreesboro 7-57 1926 Memphis 0-27 1927 Murfreesboro 7-47 1928 Memphis 13-13 1931 Murfreesboro 0-15 1932 Memphis 0-6 1933 Murfreesboro 20-6 1934 Memphis 18-0 1935 Murfreesboro 0-35 1936 Memphis 0-19 1937 Murfreesboro 6-20 1938 Memphis 25-7 1939 Murfreesboro 25-6 1940 Memphis 14-7 1941 Murfreesboro 12-13 1942 Memphis 13-21 1947 Murfreesboro 0-20 1948 Memphis 13-0 1953 Murfreesboro 20-26 1954 Memphis 27-7 2007 Memphis 7-21 2009 Murfreesboro 14-31 UM Record in Memphis: 5-5-1 UM Record in Murfreesboro: 2-9-0 Porter vs. MTSU: 0-0-0 Stockstill vs. UM: 2-0-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 3 (1938-40) Longest MTSU Win Streak: 3 (3 times)

Mississippi State W-11, L-31, T-0 Year Site Score 1951 Memphis 20-27 1953 Memphis 6-34 1954 Starkville 7-27 1955 Starkville 0-33 1957 Starkville 6-10 1958 Starkville 6-28 1959 Starkville 23-28 1960 Starkville 0-21 1961 Memphis 16-23 1962 Starkville 28-7 1963 Memphis 17-10 1965 Memphis 33-13 1974 Memphis 28-29 1975 Memphis 7-17 1976* Memphis 33-42 1977 Memphis 21-13 1978 Memphis 14-44 1979 Jackson 14-13 1980 Memphis 7-34 1981 Jackson 3-20 1982 Memphis 17-41 1983 Starkville 30-13 1984 Memphis 23-12 1985 Starkville 28-31 1986 Memphis 17-34 1987 Starkville 6-9 1988 Memphis 31-10 1989 Starkville 10-35 1990 Memphis 23-27 1991 Starkville 28-23 1992 Memphis 16-20 1993 Starkville 45-35 1994 Memphis 6-17 1995 Starkville 18-28 1996 Memphis 10-31 1997 Starkville 10-13 1998 Memphis 6-14 1999 Starkville 10-13 2000 Memphis 3-17 2001 Starkville 10-30 2002 Memphis 17-29 2003 Starkville 27-35 UM Record in Memphis: * 6-16 UM Record in Starkville: 4-14 UM Record in Jackson: 1-1 Porter vs Mississippi State: 0-0-0 Mullen vs Memphis: 0-0-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 3 (1962-65) Longest Miss. State Win Streak: 10 (1994-2003) *M SU win later forfeited by the NCAA

Southern Miss W-21, L-38, T-1 Year Site 1935 Memphis 1936 Hattiesburg 1952 Hattiesburg 1953 Memphis 1954 Hattiesburg 1955 Memphis 1956 Hattiesburg 1957 Memphis 1958 Hattiesburg 1959 Memphis 1960 Hattiesburg 1961 Memphis 1962 Memphis 1963 Jackson 1964 Memphis Jackson 1965 Jackson 1966 Memphis 1967 Jackson 1968 Memphis 1969 Memphis 1970 Memphis 1971 Memphis

Score 0-12 0-25 20-27 27-13 21-34 14-34 0-27 6-14 22-24 21-6 7-6 21-7 8-6 28-7 14-20 18-20 16-21 6-0 24-8 29-7 37-7 33-0 27-12

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1972 Jackson 14-14 1973 Memphis 10-13 1974 Memphis 0-6 1975 Memphis 7-21 1976 Hattiesburg 12-14 1977 Memphis 42-14 1978 Memphis 10-13 1979 Hattiesburg 0-22 1981 Memphis 0-10 1982 Hattiesburg 13-34 1983 Memphis 20-27 1984 Hattiesburg 23-13 1985 Memphis 7-14 1986 Hattiesburg 9-14 1987 Memphis 14-17 1988 Hattiesburg 27-34 1989 Memphis 7-31 1990 Hattiesburg 7-23 1991 Memphis 17-12 1992 Hattiesburg 21-23 1993 Memphis 20-9 1994 Hattiesburg 3-20 1995 Memphis 9-17 1996 Hattiesburg 0-16 1997 Memphis 18-42 1998 Hattiesburg 3-45 1999 Memphis 5-20 2000 Hattiesburg 3-24 2001 Memphis 22-17 2002 Hattiesburg 14-33 2003 Hattiesburg 6-23 2004 Memphis 30-26 2005 Hattiesburg 24-22 2006 Memphis 21-42 2007 Hattiesburg 29-26 2008 Memphis 36-30 2009 Hattiesburg 16-36 UM Record in Memphis: 15-17-0 UM Record in Hattiesburg: 4-19-0 UM Record in Jackson: 2-2-1 Porter vs USM: 0-0-0 Fedora vs UM: 1-1-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 6 (1966-71)

Tennessee W-1, L-21, T-0 Year Site Score 1968 Knoxville 17-24 1969 Memphis 16-55 1972 Memphis 7-38 1974 Knoxville 6-34 1976 Memphis 14-21 1977 Knoxville 14-27 1981 Memphis 9-28 1982 Knoxville 3-29 1984 Knoxville 9-41 1985 Memphis 7-17 1986 Knoxville 3-33 1988 Memphis 25-38 1991 Knoxville 24-52 1992 Memphis 21-26 1994 Knoxville 13-24 1996 Memphis 21-17 1999 Knoxville 16-17 2000 Memphis 17-19 2001 Knoxville 28-49 2005 Knoxville 16-20 2006 Memphis 7-41 2009 Knoxville 28-56 UM Record in Memphis: 1-9-0 UM Record in Knoxville: 0-12-0 Porter vs UT: 0-0-0 Dooley vs UM: 0-0-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 1 (1996) Longest UT Win Streak: 15 (1968-94)

Tulsa W-14, L-9, T-0 Year Site 1961 Tulsa 1963 Tulsa 1964 Tulsa

Score 48-12 28-15 7-19

1965 Tulsa 28-32 1966 Memphis 6-0 1968 Tulsa 32-6 1969 Memphis 42-24 1970 Tulsa 12-27 1972 Memphis 49-21 1973 Memphis 28-16 1975 Tulsa 16-14 1976 Tulsa 14-16 1987 Tulsa 14-0 1988 Memphis 26-20 1990 Tulsa 22-10 1991 Memphis 28-33 1992 Tulsa 30-25 1993 Memphis 19-23 1994 Tulsa 42-18 1995 Memphis 10-7 2005 Tulsa 31-37 (ot) 2006 Memphis 14-35 2009 Tulsa 30-33 (ot) UM Record in Memphis: 6-3-0 UM Record in Tulsa: 8-6-0 Porter vs Tulsa: 0-0-0 Graham vs UM: 1-0-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 3 (three times) Longest Tulsa Win Streak: 3 (2005-09)

UAB W-4, L-8, T-0 Year Site Score 1997 Memphis 28-7 1999 Birmingham 38-14 2000 Birmingham 9-13 2001 Memphis 14-17 2002 Birmingham 17-31 2003 Memphis 10-24 2004 Birmingham 28-35 2005 Memphis 20-37 2006 Birmingham 29-35 2007 Memphis 25-9 2008 Birmingham 33-30 2009 Memphis 21-31 UM Record in Memphis: 2-4-0 UM Record in Birmingham: 2-4-0 Porter vs UAB: 0-0-0 Callaway vs UM: 1-2-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 2 (199799; 2007-08) Longest UAB Win Streak: 7 (2000-06)

UCF W-1, L-5, T-0 Year Site Score 1990 Memphis 37-28 2005 Orlando 17-38 2006 Memphis 24-26 2007 Orlando 20-56 2008 Memphis 21-28 2009 Orlando 14-32 UM Record in Memphis: 1-2-0 UM Record in Orlando: 0-3-0 Porter vs UCF: 0-0-0 O’Leary vs UM: 5-0-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 1 (1990) Longest UCF Win Streak: 5 (2005-09)

UTEP W-3, L-0, T-0 Year Site Score 2005 Memphis 27-20 2006 El Paso 38-19 2009 Memphis 35-20 UM Record in Memphis: 2-0-0 UM Record in El Paso: 1-0-0 Porter vs. UTEP: 0-0-0 Price vs. UM: 0-3-0 Longest UM Win Streak: 3 (2005-09) Longest UTEP Win Streak: N/A


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L arr y P ort e r Summ e r 2 0 1 0 Q & A Former Tiger running back Larry Porter has returned to his alma mater and became the 22nd head football coach at the University of Memphis. He was officially announced as the head coach on November 29, 2009 and quickly began assembling a championship-caliber staff and hit the pavement hard in recruiting to sign his first class in February. Porter will go through his first fall camp session as a head coach in August and consistently made two key statements throughout the spring regarding the 2010 Tigers – 1) It is imperative everyone involved in the program must “Invest in the Helmet”; and 2) All positions are wide open and Porter expects everyone to challenge for starting positions. The following is a summer Q&A session with Coach Porter.

Q)

Having had approximately eight months as the head coach of the University of Memphis, what has surprised you most about this job?

A)

The thing that I have been most surprised about and most excited about is the fact that our players have embraced change and transition which has made things less complicated for me and it has given me the opportunity to focus on some things that will give us the opportunity to be successful within this program.

Q)

Again, I realize it’s only been eight months, but what have your biggest challenges and your biggest triumphs been up to this point?

A)

I live through vision and not circumstances, and I wake up every morning excited about the opportunity to improve this program so I don’t see challenges and adversity. I just look for ways to solve issues and put us in a position to get beyond them.

Q) A)

How would you describe your goals for this team in 2010?

Well I can tell you this - I won’t put a cap on what we are trying to do. We are going to start out trying to pursue championships, and that is what it is going to be from start to finish.

Q)

well. When you invest in something, you become a shareholder and you commit to it and you make sacrifices. I think in order for us to create the type of football environment that we want to create here in the city of Memphis, it is going to take everybody – players, coaches, fans, alumni, supporters in the city and just the city in general. These young men want success and they want to be successful, both on and off the field. If you truly watch what they have done so far, they show you that. As a head coach, it is our job to teach them to make that transition from a young man to a man and that has to come from within the structure of your program.

Q)

Do you feel that the players are understanding what “Investing in the Helmet” means and are making the sacrifices necessary to take this program to a higher level?

A)

Definitely. I think they have bought in, and they are on board. There have been some tough days for them but they have been fighting through all of the challenges and adversities that they face daily and it will ultimately give them the opportunity to be successful.

Q)

This spring, football had its highest GPA since 2006; three QBs with a 4.0; and the most-ever players on the Dean’s List. We often hear about expectations on the field, but what are your expectations in the classroom?

A)

So many times the emphasis is put on winning, but it is our job as head coaches and assistant coaches to develop the total person, not just the athlete. That is a commitment that I make to every parent because I know that education is the foundation of life. Our academic culture here will always force our student-athletes to pursue excellence because I am a product of this university, and I know what having a degree does for your life.

Q)

What do you think fans will notice right away about a Larry Porter coached program?

You have been promoting the theme “Invest in the Helmet.” What does that mean, and does that extend beyond the team?

They will notice discipline. They will notice toughness. And they will notice relentless effort.

A)

Q)

Yes it does. That’s not only a challenge to our team, but to the city as

A)

When you were first hired, you talked about your strength and 2010 Memphis Football Fact Book

O F F E N SE Quarterback 16 Cannon Smith or 11 Ryan Williams or 13 Tyler Bass* 10 Will Gilchrist Tailback 3 Gregory Ray* 22 Jerrell Rhodes Tight End (Y) 81 Deven Onarheim*** 80 Brooks Johnson

6-0

205 r-So.

6-5

220

6-3 6-2

220 r-So. 200 r-Fr.

5-10 5-10

205 195

r-Sr. Fr.

6-8 6-4

250 225

r-Sr r-Fr.

6-2 6-0

185 r-Jr. 185 r-So.

6-4 6-0

180 r-So. 155 r-Jr.

6-2 5-10

205 185

Jr. r-Jr.

6-3 6-8

280 330

r-Jr. r-Sr.

6-5 6-1

310 310

r-Sr. r-Jr.

Center 66 Brad Paul* 61 Michael Antonescu**

6-5 6-4

290 310

Sr. r-Jr.

Left Guard 67 Joel McCleod** 60 Ricky Hart

6-3 6-2

325 335

r-Jr. r-Fr.

Left Tackle 75 Ronald Leary** 63 Jordan Miller

6-4 6-9

310 285

r-Jr. r-Fr.

Receiver (A) 9 Jermaine McKenzie 86 Curtis Johnson* Receiver (Z) 18 Marcus Rucker* 1 Cam Baker** Receiver (X) 82 Dejarrius Adams 6 Billy Foster Right Tackle 70 Tommy Walker** 72 Kindly Jacques* Right Guard 64 Dominik Riley*** 69 Justin Williams

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* - Letters earned

conditioning coach being one of the most important hires. Can you assess Coach Myslinski and what he has been able to do so far in a short amount of time?

A)

I think our strength and conditioning staff as a whole has made a tremendous difference in terms of helping me carry through with my vision and my philosophy. It has paid big dividends. You can see not only discipline on the field but discipline in the classroom and socially as well. I think they are working harder and working together and know that every day is going to be hard, but when game day gets here it will be a lot easier.


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Q)

How do you feel about the very first staff that you have assembled now that you had the spring to evaluate all the different personalities and styles you put together?

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Q)

A)

You went after some specific needs in your first recruiting class back in February. Can you address your recruiting philosophy from this past season and for the years to come?

A)

You have five QBs on scholarship and all five were getting reps in the spring until Andy Summerlin went down with an injury. Can you assess that position as you head into fall camp, and how quickly do you want one guy to step up that you can commit to being the starter on Sept. 4?

Q)

Going into the fall we have to get guys ready to play. We will not go through fall camp with five guys getting reps at quarterback and there will be a time that we will cut back and go with a guy. I have that timeframe in mind.Our quarterbacks must take a position of leadership. They must also understand how to manage the game and put us in position to not hurt ourselves. They must have a presence on the field that lends itself to one of confidence, to one of poise and to one of relentless play. That is the most important position in terms of development. We need a guy that’s going to put us in position on game day to win. The leadership, decision making and game management of this position will be critical to the success of this team.

We want the total package; we want the student-athlete. Each year is different in terms of needs but first of all we want to recruit character, then we want to recruit the student and then we want to recruit the athlete. It is important that the player truly understands what you are trying to do for him as a person and not just as an athlete. I don’t want a guy to enter this program that does not want to pursue the classroom; that does not want to pursue life in a way that he can be successful; and does not want to grow as a person. I totally understand that we are going to get our football in and these kids will get better and we are going to have a great football team, but I want a guy to leave here a better person than they are a football player. What is your philosophy on true freshmen? Do you expect guys that you signed to come in and compete or do you see many redshirting?

A)

I think no matter if they are freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors they dictate whether they play or not and that will always be my philosophy. We will put the best players on the field.

Q)

As we break things down position by position, what in general can we expect offensively and defensively this year?

A)

Offensively, we will be multiple in our approach but balanced in terms of running and passing. We want to force defenses to legitimately defend the length of the field. We know that we must have a strong presence in the run game to be successful. Our defense will be one that speaks to a defense of toughness, relentless effort and fanatical play. We need to improve

A)

- QB Notes While the Tigers have depth with five QBs on campus heading into fall camp, only one has taken a snap at Memphis. Tyler Bass played just two games in 2008 before suffering a knee injury, and was sidelined in 2009 after four games with a shoulder injury. Will Gilchrist redshirted as a true freshman last season, and Cannon Smith was with the Tigers all fall after transferring from Miami. Smith played in one game in 2008 with the Hurricanes. Andy Summerlin signed with Memphis after one season at Coffeyville CC, and Ryan Williams graduated early from high school to enroll at the U of M in the spring. This spring, Summerlin suffered a shoulder injury and continued his rehab through the summer. Williams had a productive spring and was named the Offensive MVP of the Blue-Gray Game.

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Frank Trotter** Lester Lawson*

6-2 6-2

280 Jr. 270 r-Sr.

6-5 6-4

350 r-So. 265 r-Sr.

6-8 6-1

320 290

r-Sr. r-Fr.

6-1 6-6

255 215

r-Sr. r-Jr.

6-3 6-2

225 r-So. 210 r-Sr.

6-0 6-1

245 r-Sr. 235 r-So.

nICKEL 5 D.A. Griffin** 41 Mitch Huelsing*

5-11 6-2

200 Sr. 195 r-So.

Free Safety 1 Marcus Ball* 21 Tremaine McKenzie

6-0 6-2

210 r-Sr. 205 r-So.

Strong Safety 34 Derek Smith* 24 Akeem Davis*

6-2 6-1

205 r-Fr. 195 r-So.

Left Corner 4 Darius Davis*** 17 Randy Powell

6-1 6-0

200 200

Sr. r-Fr.

Right Corner 12 Mohammed Seisay 19 Lavaris Edwards**

6-2 6-0

200 195

r-Fr. Jr.

Tackle 74 Dontari Poe* 33 Justin Thompson* Nose 76 Charlie Bryant*** 55 Jimmy Robinson End 50 Winston Bowens**** 93 Dasmine Cathey** Linebacker 14 DeRon Furr* 28 Jeremy Longstreet*** Linebacker 36 Jamon Hughes* 44 Ricky Holloway*

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Q)

Running back is a position that you played here and have coached for many years. How did you feel that position grew this spring?

A)

Barring injury, I thought that position had tremendous growth and I was very excited about the position. I think that we have some talented guys. Right now, my concern would probably be depth but I think we do have talent.

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I am excited about this staff. There is a tremendous amount of chemistry in the room. I think that the guys get along very well, they understand each other, and they complement each other with their different coaching talents.

across the board, not just on offense, defense or special teams. That is something that will be emphasized and understood from day one at every position. No one is in a position to be comfortable with where they are. Our whole team must improve. I don’t think that there is one specific position that you can say that you must improve because the game of football requires a team effort. Each guy must take pride in making sure that they are held accountable, and if they do that, we are a better football team.


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- RB Notes The Tigers lost talented and productive back Curtis Steele to graduation but have talent at that position to work with. Greg Ray saw action in four games last season, while Lance Smith, who transferred from Wisconsin, is Memphis’ top returning rusher with 149 yards and one TD on 46 carries in eight games in 2009. Marcus Hightower played in nine games as a true freshman and logged 34 yards and a touchdown on five carries. Jerrell Rhodes joined the Tigers after transferring from Hargrave Military Academy and was having a productive spring before an injury sidelined him for much of the 15-practice session.

Q)

The initial reaction to our receiving position may be panic with the loss of record holders Duke Calhoun and Carlos Singleton, but you have indicated you feel you have play-makers in guys like Jermaine McKenzie, Dejarrius Adams, Billy Foster, Trey Johnson and crew. Talk a bit about your receivers and what you expect of that group this year.

A)

It is all about consistency. If those guys can be consistent doing what they are supposed to be doing, we have an opportunity to be pretty good at that position. But again, sometimes consistency can be difficult and that has been the challenge for them. We are not there yet but I think we are heading in that direction.

- WR Notes Another spot the Tigers were hit hard by graduation is wide receiver, as Duke Calhoun and Carlos Singleton finished their four-year careers at the No. 1 and No. 2 receivers in school history. Both logged over 500 yards receiving last season, with Calhoun leading the way with 923 yards on 68 receptions. Marcus Rucker and Cam Baker are the leading returnees from last season as Rucker logged 241 yards and two TDs and Baker tallied 149 yards on 20 catches. Curtis Johnson played in all 12 games and caught eight passes for 72 yards. Billy Foster and Jermaine McKenzie redshirted in 2009. McKenzie sat out as a transfer from Miami, and Foster suffered a severe ankle injury in camp that sidelined him. Dejarrius Adams is a transfer from El Camino CC. All three transfers are expected to make an impact this season.

Q)

Your offensive line is the most veteran group at this point, having returned all five starters and a host of guys who have seen game action. How do you feel about that position following the spring and having changed the offensive scheme? What does that group need to do to be ready heading into camp?

A)

I am concerned based on the fact that we don’t have depth so at times it causes you, from a rotation standpoint, to do some things that really and truthfully don’t allow you to develop the continuity that you want to. But, with all that being said, I think that we have a bunch of try-hard guys who think that the sky is the limit and I want to certainly encourage them to continue to feel that way because we can get there if we continue to move in the direction that we were in the spring.

- OL Notes The entire starting offensive line returns from last season, including Ronald Leary (LT), Joel McCleod (LG), Brad Paul (C), Dominik Riley (RG) and Tommy Walker (RT). Kindly Jacques, Lionel Henderson and Michael Antonescu all saw action in ’08, with Antonescu starting the final three games of the season at right guard when Riley was injured. Riley was named to the 2010 C-USA Preseason Team, his second straight nomination by league coaches.

Q)

You said prior to spring that the tight ends need to be a factor in this offense. Do you feel they are on track following the spring?

A)

Deven (Onarheim) is. Other than that, this is a position that we don’t have much depth and in order for us to sustain success the way that we want to at any position, you have to have depth. We have to put ourselves in position to improve because one guy cannot do it by himself and that right now is my biggest concern. But, I do think that Deven has the potential to be productive throughout this 2010 football season.

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- TE Notes Deven Onarheim has been a consistent player for the Tigers. He played in all 12 games last season and totaled 82 yards on nine catches. Brooks Johnson redshirted last season.

Q)

Overall, what point do you want to make offensively as we open the season on Sept. 4?

A)

I know what I want, but each and every year, each unit takes on a different identity and personality and that normally happens, especially with a new team, throughout the course of the season. No matter what phase of football we are in, we are going to always look to do two things; 1) be very disciplined and 2) display a tremendous amount of toughness. Now, in terms of the productivity and the direction that we want to head, it will be based on the guys that emerge as play makers.

Q)

Can you talk about your offensive coordinator, Eric Price, and what he brings to the table?

A)

I think Eric brings a tremendous amount of experience. He is a veteran guy, who truly understands offensive football. He has been in it for a little while and he brings a calmness that allows us to play through adversity and not become raddled.

Q)

Starting with the defensive line, what can we expect at that position, and what are your feelings coming out of the spring?

A)

I do believe that group has some talent although it has yet to arrive. I think it is on the way based on what I have seen this spring. Sometimes as a head coach you want too much so quickly but you must allow those things to develop and as long as they get here before September 4th ,then I am in great shape. Dontari Poe, Charlie Bryant, Frank Trotter, Lester Lawson, Justin Thompson and Winston Bowens, all those guys have experience underneath their belt and can give our defense an advantage if we just continue to work hard and grow and I think they will because they are being coached by a really good guy (Mike DuBose).


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- DL Notes -

Q)

You have talked a bit about both Dontari Poe and Frank Trotter. What has you most excited about those two guys?

A)

They are talented and I don’t think that they have scratched the surface of their talent level and potential. If the best is yet to come, I am very excited based on what I have seen.

Q)

You have some talent returning at linebacker including Jamon Hughes and DeRon Furr. What are your expectations at linebacker, and who are some other players you expect to step up there?

A)

I think this defense can be very advantageous for our linebackers and our safeties. Based on that, I think they have the opportunity to make a lot of plays and really and truly get some confidence going within themselves because the opportunity to make plays will be in their favor.

- LB Notes The linebacker corps returns several key players from last season, including senior Jamon Hughes, who led the Tiger defense with 87 tackles, and a forced fumble. He is likely to be backed up by Ricky Holloway, who saw action in 12 games and made 20 tackles, eight of which were on special teams. DeRon Furr saw action at linebacker late last season after a transition from the secondary, and is expected to add depth in 2010. He totaled 15 tackles in 2009. Also adding depth is Jeremy Longstreet, who started four games in 2009 and posted 18 tackles.

The corners appear to be a position lacking in experience with the exception of Darius Davis. What do guys like Mohammed Seisay, Lavaris Edwards, Torenzo Quinn and Randy Powell need to do to be ready for fall camp?

A)

First of all, we will have to be more consistent. Second, we will have to be more disciplined, and third, our talent will have to take over. I think we are talented enough in the secondary to be a good unit but they must play together.

Q)

What are your thoughts at safety, and who do you expect to factor in there?

A)

Marcus (Ball) had a very productive spring. I thought Derek Smith grew as the spring went on and then as Tremaine (McKenzie) overcame his injury he showed some signs and flashes of being a good football player. We also had Mitch Huelsing, who had a solid spring from start to finish so with that being said that is a unit that has the potential to be a good unit if they remain disciplined and very consistent throughout the season.

- DB Notes The secondary struggled last season and will be a major focus this season in becoming a dominating pass defense. Marcus Ball and Bryan Wright led the squad in interceptions last year with two each, while D.A. Griffin was second on the team with six pass breakups. Darius Davis and Ball are the leading two tacklers in the group from ’09 with Davis posting 54 stops and Ball totaling 42. Akeem Davis, Derek Smith, Randy Powell and Tremaine McKenzie were all expected to factor into the defense last season, but all were sidelined with injuries. All four were practicing in full capacity in the spring and, in addition to Lavaris Edwards, Mitch Huelsing and Mohammed Seisay, should force heavy competition in fall camp.

Q)

Talk about your defensive coordinator Jay Hopson and what intrigued you about him?

A)

Jay and Eric have both been coordinators in this league so they understand the league. Jay is probably more on the fiery side in terms of personality, which is what you want defensively. He has a tremendous amount of knowledge in terms of 2010 Memphis Football Fact Book

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SPECIAL TEAMS Placekicker 98 Paulo Henriques*

5-10

215

So.

Deep Snapper 52 Keenan Bratcher***

6-2

235

Sr.

6-2

210

r-Jr.

6-3

205

Fr.

Holder 48 Josh Booker Punter Tom Hornsey * - Letters earned

just defensive play and he holds the guys accountable. He is very aggressive in terms of making sure that they are responsible and accountable for their actions out there on the field. So, I am excited about him and the guys can sense that and feel that so that becomes a part of him and that is exactly what we need.

Q)

You also have a well-known coach in Mike DuBose working with your defensive line. What influenced your decision in adding him to your staff?

A)

I think his resume speaks for itself but he is a better man than he is a coach, and along with that, he has a tremendous amount of wisdom, both as an assistant coach and a head coach. I think everything that he brings to the table serves not only myself but the program as a whole.

Q)

You have said that you expect special teams to be the heartbeat of this team. Talk about Coach Yanowsky and what he will bring to that area.

A)

Our relationship goes back 20 years. I know what kind of special teams coach he is, and I know that he will bring excitement and a sense of pride within our special teams that will serve as an advantage for us. I am excited about him and I know that he enjoys being here and he wants to be here and at the end of the day it will serve as an advantage for us. Special teams will be a phase that every guy must embrace. We are going to put our best players on special teams to show our commitment to improving and being dominant in that phase.

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The defensive line was a group that had considerable depth and talent in 2009, and though the unit lost four players that saw extensive action last season, the remaining talent should leave the line in good shape heading into the spring. Frank Trotter, Charlie Bryant and Dontari Poe each started over half of the games last season, and Poe was named to the C-USA All-Freshman Team. Trotter is the leading returning tackler in the line, posting 36 tackles, including 3.5 TFL. This past spring, senior Winston Bowens was moved from linebacker to the defensive line and saw improvement at that position. He could provide additional depth on the end this fall.

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Q)

Where do you see the kicking game at this point as far as both field goals and kickoffs?

A)

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I am encouraged, just based on our personnel. I think now that it is summer and we have everyone on board, we will be better than we were in the spring.

Q)

Few people are aware that you signed Tom Hornsey, an Australian Rules Football player, as a punter. What do you think Tom can bring to this program, and how do you feel he is adjusting so far?

A)

He will bring a tremendous amount of excitement simply because he is a talented former international rugby player. His adjustment to being in the U.S. has been solid. It has been somewhat of an easy transition for him because he has gotten with a good group of guys and they have embraced him and he is well on his way.

Q)

Can you talk yet about guys who you think will factor into the return game?

A)

Coming out of spring we didn’t have a clear cut returner, but I do think that some of the guys that we brought on board with us will definitely give us an advantage based on their history, so I am looking forward to seeing those guys come of age this fall.

- Special teams Notes A replacement will need to be found for Matt Reagan who finished his career as one of the top kickers in school history. Reagan ranks second all-time in PATs, third in scoring and fifth in field goals. He took over punting for the first time in ’09 and was named an Associated Press third-team all-American at that position. Paulo Henriques played as a true freshman last season, handling all the kickoffs and averaged 61.8 yards per kick with four touchbacks. The loss of Reagan also leaves a void at punter, but that spot could be filled with Australian Tom Hornsey, a freshman who was added to the squad in the summer. Deep snapper Keenan Bratcher is a consistent member of the special teams unit who has snapped extensively for the last three years, but a new holder will also need to be found to replace another constant in Brett Toney.

Q)

You have at least six games on television this season, what does that mean for you in relation to recruiting?

- Special teams Notes (Cont.) Another key emphasis will need to be on punt returns as the Tigers averaged just three yards per return in ‘09. Three players return who handled kickoff returns including Marcus Hightower, Curtis Johnson and Lance Smith. All averaged over 20 yards a return with Hightower leading the way with 535 yards on 24 returns.

A)

We will see. If we are playing well and people are getting an opportunity to see us, it will mean a lot. But, at the end of the day, I think it will serve as an advantage for us simply because they will see a product on the field that is ultimately better.

Q)

The schedule appears pretty daunting at first sight, opening with Mississippi State and East Carolina on the road. What are your feelings about opening with those two programs?

A)

I am excited about our schedule. We have our first four of six games on the road and when you play a good football team early, it forces you to play good football. That will give us an advantage when we have four of our last six games at home. You should see an improved football team and a team that is playing its best football in November, and ultimately that is what you want.

Q)

How excited are you about your very first game on the sidelines at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium and hosting Middle Tennessee on Sept. 18?

A)

I haven’t gotten that far. I am strictly focused on Mississippi State, and I’m jacked about that one.

Q)

Are there any games that you look forward to most as a gauge in how your team stacks up?

A)

Yes, Mississippi State.

R e turn i n g Stat i s t i cal L e ad e r s RUSHING GP ATT GAIN LOSS NET AVG TD LG AVG/G Lance Smith

8

46

170

21

149

3.2

1

15

18.6

Marcus Hightower

9

5

44

10

34

6.8

1

36

3.8

PASSING G Effic Att-Cmp-Int Pct Yds TD Lg Avg/G Tyler Bass 4 149.79 53-81-4 65.4 673 6 85 168.2 RECEIVING G No. Yds Avg TD Lg Avg/G Marcus Rucker 12 18 241 13.4 2 43 20.1 Cam Baker 11 20 149 7.4 0 23 13.5 DEFENSE UT AT TT TFL Sack Int-Yds Jamon Hughes 46 41 87 5.5-13 0-0 0-0 Winston Bowens 22 36 58 3.5-10 0-0 0-0 Darius Davis 28 26 54 2.5-4 0-0 1-4 Marcus Ball 18 24 42 0.5-0 0-0 2-14

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PD QBH FR FF 1 0 0-0 1 1 0 0-0 0 5 0 0-0 0 2 0 0-0 0


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2 0 1 0 N um e r i cal R o s t e r No. Name

Pos.

Ht. Wt. Cl-Exp Hometown/Last School

1 Cam Baker

WR

6-0 155 r-Jr-2L Osceola, AR/Osceola HS

48 Josh Booker

1 Marcus Ball

DB

6-0 2-10 r-Sr.-1L Atlanta, GA/Pear River CC

48 Marquez Allen

RB

5-10 205 Fr.-HS West Memphis, AR/West Memphis HS

49 Henry Rodgers

WR

6-2 200

50 Winston Bowens

DL

6-1 250 r-Sr.-4L College Park, GA/North Clayton HS

2 Marcus Hightower RB/WR 6-2 195 So.-1L Memphis, TN/Whitehaven HS 5-10 205 r-Sr.-1L Los Angeles, CA/El Camino CC

No. Name

Pos. P

Ht. Wt. Cl-Exp Hometown/Last School 6-2 210

r-Jr.

r-Jr.

Memphis, TN/First Assembly Memphis, TN/White Station HS

3 Gregory Ray

RB

4 Darius Davis

DB

6-1 200

Sr.-3L Memphis, TN/Whitehaven HS

50 Jeremy Singler

DS

6-0 165

r-So.

5 D.A. Griffin

DB

5-11 200

Sr.-2L Millbrook, AL/Itawamba CC

52 Keenan Bratcher

DS

6-2 235

Sr.-3L Milan, TN/Milan HS

5 Lance Smith

RB

5-11 205 r-Sr.-1L Warren, OH/Wisconsin

54 Al Bond

OL

6-4 280 Fr.-HS Memphis, TN/Southwind HS

6 Billy Foster

WR 5-10 185

55 Jimmy Robinson

DL

6-1 290

7 Lonnie Ballentine

DB

6-4 210 Fr.-HS Memphis, TN/Southwind HS

56 Chris Schuetz

OL

6-4 285 Fr.-HS Southaven, MS/Southaven HS

8 Torenzo Quinn

DB

5-11 195 r-Sr.-1L Ruleville, MS/Mississippi Delta CC

Ft. Lauderdale, FL/C. of Sequoias

r-Fr.

Memphis, TN/Fairley HS

57 Jake Walker

OL

6-6 300 Fr.-HS Collierville, TN/Collierville HS

6-2 185

r-Jr.

Bradenton, FL/Miami

58 Lester Lawson

DL

6-2 270 r-Sr.-2L Germantown, TN/Germantown HS

r-Fr.

Savannah, TN/Hardin County HS

59 Johnnie Farms

DL

6-2 305 Fr.-HS Perry, GA/Hargrave Military

60 Ricky Hart

OL

6-2 335

OL

6-4 310 r-Jr.-2L Ridgeland, MS/Ridgeland HS

10 Will Gilchrist

QB

6-2 200

10 Clay Lee

DB

6-0 215

11 Ryan Williams

QB

6-5 220 Fr.-HS Pembroke Pines, FL/Miramar HS

61 Michael Antonescu

12 Andy Summerlin

QB

6-5 230 So.-TR Apopka, FL/Coffeyville CC

62 Frank Trotter

DL

6-2 280

12 Mohammed Seisay

DB

6-2 200

63 Jordan Miller

OL

6-9 285

13 Tyler Bass

QB

6-3 220 r-So.-1L Atlanta, GA/Stockbridge HS

64 Dominik Riley

OL

6-5 310 r-Sr.-3L Montgomery, AL/Carver Senior HS

14 DeRon Furr

LB

6-3 225 r-So.-1L Columbus, GA/Auburn

65 Colton Jenkins

OL

6-7 320

15 Anthony Hayes

DB

6-1 200 Fr.-HS Memphis, TN/White Station HS

66 Brad Paul

OL

6-5 290

16 Cannon Smith

QB

6-0 205

r-So.

Memphis, TN/Miami

67 Joel McCleod

OL

6-3 325 r-Jr.-2L Miramar, FL/Everglades HS

17 Randy Powell

DB

6-0 200

r-Fr.

Memphis, TN/Kingsbury HS

69 Justin Williams

OL

6-1 310

18 Marcus Rucker

WR

6-4 180 r-So.-1L Memphis, TN/Whitehaven HS

70 Tommy Walker

OL

6-3 280 r-Jr.-2L Munford, TN/Munford HS

19 Lavaris Edwards

DB

6-0 195

72 Kindly Jacques

OL

6-8 330 r-Sr.-1L Ft. Lauderdale, FL/C. of the Sequoias

21 Darcel Johnson

RB

6-0 235

r-Jr.

Marion, AR/Arkansas

73 Lionel Henderson

OL

6-5 275 r-Jr.-2L Mobile, AL/W.P. Davidson HS

21 Tremaine McKenzie DB

6-2 205

r-So.

Bradenton, FL/C. of Siskiyous

74 Dontari Poe

DL

6-5 350 So.-1L Memphis, TN/Wooddale HS

22 Jerrell Rhodes

RB

5-10 195 Fr.-HS Durham, NC/Hargrave Military

75 Ronald Leary

OL

6-4 310 r-Jr.-2L Baton Rouge, LA/Southern Lab

23 Terrence Thomas

LB

6-0 230

76 Charlie Bryant

DL

6-8 320 r-Sr.-3L Collierville, TN/First Assembly

23 Casey Calvin

RB

5-6 195 Fr.-HS Memphis, TN/Melrose HS

79 Zach Rea

DL

6-3 285

So.

Cordova, TN/First Assembly

24 Akeem Davis

DB

6-1 195 r-So.-1L Laurel, MS/Jones County JC

80 Brooks Johnson

TE

6-4 225

r-Fr.

Decatur, AL/Decatur HS

25 Khiry Battle

LB

6-0 225 So.-TR Dacula, GA/Dacula HS/Arkansas

81 Deven Onarheim

TE

6-8 250 r-Sr-3L Maylene, AL/Thompson HS

26 Jeffery Tompkins

WR

6-2 190 Fr.-HS Memphis, TN/Southwind HS

82 Dejarrius Adams

WR

6-2 205

27 John McArthur

DB

6-0 195 r-Sr.-1L Memphis, TN/Christian Brothers

83 Kevin Wright

WR

6-3 215 Fr.-HS Baton Rouge, LA/Christian Life

28 Jeremy Longstreet

LB

6-2 210 r-Sr.-3L Olive Branch, MS/Olive Branch HS

84 Reggie Travis

WR

6-3 180 Fr.-HS Plaquemine, LA/Plaquemine HS

28 C.J. Miller

LB

5-9 195 Fr.-HS Memphis, TN/Bishop Byrne HS

85 Tanner Rehrer

WR

6-2 185

29 Todd Washington

DB

5-11 180 Fr.-HS Gramercy, LA/Lutcher HS

86 Curtis Johnson

WR

6-0 185 r-So.-1L Miami, FL/Coral Gables HS

30 Taurean Nixon

DB

Jr.-2L Orlando, FL/Dr. Phillips HS

r-Fr.

Springfield, VA/Fork Union Military

Jr.-2L Miami, FL/Bay Point Schools

r-Jr.

Eufaula, AL/Eufaula HS

r-Fr.

Folkston, GA/Charlton County HS

Jr.-2L Mobile, AL/John LeFlore HS r-Fr.

r-Jr.

Kennesaw, GA/Harrison HS Winona, MS/Holmes CC

Sr.-1L Seabrook, TX/Blinn College r-Jr.

Jr.-TR

Wynne, AR/Missouri Southern

Miami, FL/El Camino CC

Jr.-TR Orem, UT/Springville HS/Mesa CC

6-1 190 Fr.-HS Baton Rouge, LA/Southern Lab HS

87 Devan Dillard

WR

6-1 200

31 Rob’Donovan Lewis DB

5-11 175 Fr.-HS Jonesboro, LA/Hodge HS

88 Stevie Matthews

WR

6-0 180

33 Justin Thompson

DL

6-4 265 r-Sr.-1L Inglewood, CA/El Camino CC

89 Devin Clark

DL

6-2 255 Fr.-HS Batesville, MS/South Panola HS

34 Derek Smith

DB

6-2 205 r-Fr.-1L Evergreen, AL/Hillcrest HS

90 Daniel Thomas

DL

6-3 255

34 Andrew Diamond

K/P

6-4 205 Fr.-HS Jackson, MS/St. Joseph Catholic

91 Justin Henderson

TE

6-4 250 Fr.-HS North Little Rock, AR/North Little Rock HS

35 Delmon Robinson

WR 5-11 180

92 D’Angelo McCray

DL

6-4 325

36 Jamon Hughes

LB

6-0 245 r-Sr.-1L Rolling Fork, MS/Mississippi St.

92 Austin Weaver

P

5-10 190

37 Adam Johnson

DB

5-11 190 Jr.-TR Philadelphia, PA/Alabama St.

93 Dasmine Cathey

LB

6-6 215 r-Jr.-2L Memphis, TN/Ridgeway HS

6-0 195 Fr.-HS Olive Branch, MS/SBEC

94 Corey Jones

DL

6-4 235 Fr.-HS Memphis, TN/Mitchell HS

96 Rick Moody

K

5-9 175 Fr.-HS Milan, TN/Milan HS

37 Tyler Spurlock

K

Jr.-TR Vicksburg, MS/Copiah-Lincoln CC

Memphis, TN/Germantown HS

Sr.

Memphis, TN/Craigmont HS

Sr.-1L Memphis, TN/Melrose HS Jr.-TR Vicksburg, MS/Mesa HS/Mesa JC Jr.-TR Jacksonville, FL/Coffeyville CC r-So.

Germantown, TN/Houston HS

38 Ron Brewer

RB

5-10 205

39 Malcolm Jones

DB

6-2 195 r-Sr.-3L Gantt, AL/Straughn HS

97 Martin Ifedi

DL

6-4 240 Fr.-HS Houston, TX/Westside HS

39 Demetre’ Jones

TE

6-2 230 Fr.-HS Millington, TN/Millington HS

98 Paulo Henriques

K

5-10 215 So.-1L West Memphis, AR/W. Memphis HS

40 Brandon Hayes

RB

5-9 200

41 Mitch Huelsing

DB

6-2 195 r-So.-1L Munford, TN/Munford HS

42 Fred Harvey

LB

5-11 230 Fr.-HS Memphis, TN/White Station HS

43 Tom Hornsey

P

6-3 205 Fr.-HS Geelong, Victoria, Australia/St. Joseph’s

44 Ricky Holloway

LB

6-1 235 r-So.-1L Somerville, TN/Fayette-Ware HS

r-Sr

Fr.

Chicago, IL/White Station (TN) HS

45 Demarius Edwards

FB

6-0 240 Fr.-HS West Memphis, AR/West Memphis HS

46 Bryan Wright

DB

6-0 195 r-Sr.-2L Miami, FL/Northwestern HS

46 Hunter Brooks

FB

6-2 240 Fr.-HS Germantown, TN/Germantown HS

47 Andrew Ene-Ita

TE

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r-Jr.

Memphis, TN/Christian Brothers


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ALPHABETICAL ROSTER 2 8 48 61 1 1 7 13 25 54 48 50 52 38 46 76 23 93 89 24 4 34 87 45 19 47 59 6 14 10 5 60 42 15 40 91 73 98 2 44 43 41 36 97 72 65 37 80 86 21 94 39 39

Dejarrius Adams WR Marquez Allen RB Michael Antonescu OL Cam Baker WR Marcus Ball DB Lonnie Ballentine DB Tyler Bass QB Khiry Battle LB Al Bond OL Josh Booker P Winston Bowens DL Keenan Bratcher DS Ron Brewer RB Hunter Brooks FB Charlie Bryant DL Casey Calvin RB Dasmine Cathey DL Devin Clark DL Akeem Davis DB Darius Davis DB Andrew Diamond K/P Devan Dillard WR Demarius Edwards FB Lavaris Edwards DB Andrew Ene-Ita TE Johnnie Farms DL Billy Foster WR DeRon Furr LB Will Gilchrist QB D.A. Griffin DB Ricky Hart OL Fred Harvey LB Anthony Hayes DB Brandon Hayes RB Justin Henderson TE Lionel Henderson OL Paulo Henriques K Marcus Hightower WR/RB Ricky Holloway LB Tom Hornsey P Mitch Huelsing DB Jamon Hughes LB Martin Ifedi DL Kindly Jacques OL Colton Jenkins OL Adam Johnson DB Brooks Johnson TE Curtis Johnson WR Darcel Johnson RB Corey Jones DL Demetre’ Jones TE Malcolm Jones DB

58 5 7 10 31 28 88 27 67 92 9 21 28 63 96 30 81 66 74 17 8 3 79 85 22 64 35 55 49 18 56 12 50 16 34 5 37 12 90 23 33 26 84 62 57 70 29 92 69 11 46 83

Lester Lawson Ronald Leary Clay Lee Rob’Donovan Lewis Jeremy Longstreet Stevie Matthews John McArthur Joel McCleod D’Angelo McCray Jermaine McKenzie Tremaine McKenzie C.J. Miller Jordan Miller Rick Moody Taurean Nixon Deven Onarheim Brad Paul Dontari Poe Randy Powell Torenzo Quinn Gregory Ray Zach Rea Tanner Rehrer Jerrell Rhodes Dominik Riley Delmon Robinson Jimmy Robinson Henry Rodgers Marcus Rucker Chris Schuetz Mohammed Seisay Jeremy Singler Cannon Smith Derek Smith Lance Smith Tyler Spurlock Andy Summerlin Daniel Thomas Terrence Thomas Justin Thompson Jeff Tompkins Reggie Travis Frank Trotter Jake Walker Tommy Walker Todd Washington Austin Weaver Justin Williams Ryan Williams Bryan Wright Kevin Wright

bREAKDOWN BY STATE DL OL DB DB LB WR DB OL DL WR DB LB OL K DB TE OL DL DB DB RB DL WR RB OL WR DL WR WR OL DB DS QB DB RB K QB DL LB DL WR WR DL OL OL DB P OL QB DB WR

Tennessee (36) Ballentine, Bond, Booker, Bratcher, Brewer, Brooks, Bryant, Calvin, Cathey, D. Davis, Dillard, Gilchrist, Harvey, A. Hayes, Hightower, R. Holloway, Huelsing, C. Jones, D. Jones, Lawson, Matthews, McArthur, Miller, Moody, Poe, Powell, Rea, J. Robinson, Rodgers, Rucker, Singler, C. Smith, Tompkins, J. Walker, T. Walker, Weaver

Louisiana (6) Leary, Lewis, Nixon, Travis, Washington, K. Wright

Florida (13) Adams, L. Edwards, Foster, Jacques, C. Johnson, Lee, McCleod, McCray, J. McKenzie, T. McKenzie, Summerlin, R. Williams, B. Wright

Illinois (1) Hayes

Mississippi (12) Antonescu, Clark, A. Davis, Diamond, Hughes, Jenkins, Longstreet, Quinn, D. Robinson, Schuetz, Spurlock, D. Thomas

North Carolina (1) Rhodes

Alabama (9) D.A. Griffin, L. Henderson, B. Johnson, M. Jones, Onarheim, Riley, D. Smith, T. Thomas, F. Trotter Georgia (8) Ball, Bass, Battle, Bowens, Farms, Furr, Hart, J. Miller Arkansas (7) Allen, Baker, D. Edwards, J. Henderson, Henriques, D. Johnson, J. Williams

Texas (3) Ene-Ita, Ifedi, Paul California (2) Ray, Thompson

Maryland (1) Farr

ohio (1) L. Smith pennsylvania (1) A. Johnson Utah (1) Rehrer Virginia (1) Seisay Australia (1) Hornsey

b R E A K D O W N B Y C la s s Seniors (23) Ball, Bowens, Bratcher, Brewer, Bryant, D. Davis, Dillard, D.A. Griffin, Hughes, Jacques, M. Jones, Lawson, Longstreet, Matthews, McArthur, Onarheim, Paul, Quinn, Ray, Riley, L. Smith, Thompson, B. Wright Juniors (25) Adams, Antonescu, Baker, Booker, Cathey, L. Edwards, Ene-Ita, Foster, L. Henderson, Jenkins, A. Johnson, D. Johnson, Leary, Lee, McCleod, McCray, J. McKenzie, Rehrer, D. Robinson, Rodgers, D. Thomas, T. Thomas, F. Trotter, Walker, J. Williams

Sophomores (17) Bass, Battle, A. Davis, Furr, Henriques, Hightower, R. Holloway, Huelsing, C. Johnson, T. McKenzie, Poe, Rea, Rucker, Singler, C. Smith, Summerlin, Weaver Freshmen (39) Allen, Ballentine, Bond, Brooks, Calvin, Clark, Diamond, D. Edwards, Farms, Farr, Gilchrist, Hart, Harvey, A. Hayes, B. Hayes, J. Henderson, Hornsey, Ifedi, B. Johnson, C. Jones, D. Jones, Lewis, C.J. Miller, J. Miller, Moody, Nixon, Powell, Rhodes, J. Robinson, Schuetz, Seisay, D. Smith, Spurlock, Tompkins, Travis, Walker, Washington, R. Williams, K. Wright

P R O N U N C I A T I O N K EY PLAYERS Dejarrius Adams...................................Duh-JAIR-e-us Michael Antonescu................................... AN-ton-es-q Khiry Battle................................................... KEER - e Dasmine Cathey............................................ DAZ-min Lavaris Edwards....................................... Luh-VAR-us Andrew Ene-Ita..........................................Eh-KNEE-ta DeRon Furr...................................................Duh-RON Will Gilchrist............................................. Gil-CREEST Paulo Henriques............................ PAUL-o Hen-reeks Mitch Huelsing...............................................HEL-sing

Martin Ifedi.....................................................I-FED-ee Kindly Jacques......................................KIN-lee JOCK Joel McCloud....................................................JOE-ell Deven Onarheim.....................................OR-ner-hime Taurean Nixon.........................................TOUR-ee-an Dontari Poe...............................................DON-tar-ee Zach Rea............................................................... Ray Tanner Rehrer.......................................................Rare Jerrell Rhodes..............................................Juh-RELL Dominik Riley.......................................... Dom-in-EEK Tesfa Samuels..............................................TESS-fuh 2010 Memphis Football Fact Book

Chris Schuetz................................................... Shoots Mohammed Seisay........................................ SEE-say Ketaraus Stanton......................................Keh-TAR-us Bakari Trotter........................................... Buh-CAR-ee COACHES Mike DuBose............................................... Dew-boze John McDonell....................................MACK-Don-ELL Don Yanowsky........................................Yuh-NOW-ski


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La rry Por t e r Me m p h i s , 1 996 F i r s t S e a s on

Former University of Memphis running back Larry Porter has returned to his alma mater after being named the school’s 22nd head football coach on November 29, 2009. Porter played for the Tigers in the 1990s and received his degree in 1996. A native of Jackson, Miss., Porter is returning to Memphis after spending the last five years on the LSU coaching staff. He had also worked three years with LSU coach Les Miles at Oklahoma State before joining Miles in Baton Rouge in 2005. He has coached LSU running backs while also holding two key roles on staff - assistant head coach and chief recruiter. Porter was elevated to the position of assistant head coach during the spring of 2006. He was twice (2007 and 2009) named as the National Recruiter of the Year by Rivals.com making him one of the top all-around assistant coaches in college football. In three of the last four seasons (2006-09 included), the LSU rushing unit has averaged over 165 yards a game, including a high of 214 yards per game in 2007. That squad closed out the season ranked 11th nationally in rushing. From 2005-08, the Tigers totaled 108 rushing touchdowns, including 35 in 2007. As LSU’s running backs coach, Porter has helped developed some of the finest players at that position in LSU’s history. From 2005-09, LSU produced a 1,000-yard rusher twice - Jacob Hester with 1,103 yards in 2007 and Charles Scott with 1,174 yards in 2008 - as well as having five players (Hester, Joseph Addai, Quinn Johnson, Charles Scott, Trindon Holliday) selected in the NFL Draft. In 2009, the LSU Tigers averaged 123 yards per game rushing and scored 15 of the team’s 34 offensive touchdowns on the ground. Scott led LSU

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with 542 yards in nine games and scored four rushing touchdowns. Scott and Trindon Holliday were both selected in the 2010 NFL Draft, while Keiland Williams signed a free agent contract. In 2008, LSU again had one of the top running games in the SEC as the Tigers rushed for 166.8 yards per game, with Scott getting the bulk of the carries (1,174 yards on 217 attempts). Scott, who earned first-team All-SEC honors in 2008, and Keiland Williams (417 yards, 2 TDs on 83 attempts) gave the Tigers one of the top 1-2 rushing punches in the league that year. Porter and the Tigers had a running back-bycommittee approach during the national championship season in 2007. Hester led all rushers with a career-best 1,103 yards and 11 touchdowns and was a second-team All-SEC selection. He also posted four 100-yard rushing games, including a 120-yard effort against Tennessee in the SEC Championship Game. Williams was second on the squad with 478 yards and six scores, while Trindon Holliday was third with 364 yards and two touchdowns. As a unit, LSU rushed for 214.1 yards per game and 35 total touchdowns -- both marks ranked second in the SEC. Another impressive feat for the Tiger running backs was the fact that they combined for 432 carries in 2007 with just one lost fumble, which came against Tennessee in the SEC title game. Following the 2007 season, Hester was picked in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers. Hester became the fourth running back coached by Porter that had been selected among the first three rounds of the NFL Draft since 2004.

P o r t e r ’ s B o w l P a r t i c i pa t i o n As an Assistant Coach 12/27/02

Houston Bowl

Oklahoma State 33, Southern Miss 23

1/2/04

Cotton Bowl

Ole Miss 31, Oklahoma State 28

12/29/04

Alamo Bowl

Ohio State 33, Oklahoma State 7

12/30/05

Peach Bowl

LSU 40, Miami 3

1/3/07

Sugar Bowl

LSU 41, Notre Dame 14

1/7/08

BCS National Championship

LSU 38, Ohio State 24

12/31/08

Chick-Fil-A Bowl

LSU 38, Georgia Tech 3

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In 2006, Porter juggled running backs as the Tigers started four different players, including two true freshmen, at tailback. In 13 games, the Tigers had five different running backs lead the team in rushing. Hester led the Tigers in rushing with 440 yards and six scores. Hester added another 269 yards and three touchdowns on 35 receptions, which ranked as the third-highest total for a running back in school history. A pair of true freshmen in Scott and Williams also burst onto the scene during the 2006 season, giving the Tigers a glimpse of the future as they combined for 713 yards and 10 TDs. Williams capped his first season with the Tigers in a big way, rushing for 107 yards and a pair of scores in LSU’s 41-14 win over Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl. As a unit, the Tigers ranked second in the SEC in rushing in 2006 with 165.8 yards per game. The Tigers also had 25 rushing TDs, a figure that ranked No. 2 in the league. In his first year with the team in 2005, Porter made an immediate impact on LSU’s running game as the Tigers, despite losing perhaps the top runner in the SEC in Alley Broussard to a knee injury in mid-August, still managed to rush for 1,951 yards and 21 touchdowns. LSU’s rushing offense ranked fourth in the SEC, while the 21 rushing TDs was the second-highest total in the league. Addai had his best year in a Tiger uniform, rushing for 911 yards and nine touchdowns; while Justin Vincent added 488 yards and five scores. Addai had five 100-yard rushing games, capped by a 130-yard, one-TD performance in LSU’s 40-3 win over Miami in the Peach Bowl. He went on to become a first round draft pick of the Indianapolis Colts in the 2006 NFL Draft, becoming the first LSU running back taken in the first round since 1991. Addai was a finalist for NFL Rookie of the Year in 2006 and played a key role in the Colts’ Super Bowl victory over the Chicago Bears. At Oklahoma State, Porter’s stable of running backs continued the tradition of “Tailback U.”, as he coached 1,000-yard rushers for three straight seasons. In 2004, Vernand Morency earned second-team All-Big 12 honors after rushing for 1,474 yards, which ranked eighth in the nation, and 12 touchdowns. Morency was a third round pick of the Houston Texans in 2005. A year earlier, Tatum Bell earned first-team AllBig 12 honors with 1,286 yards and 16 touchdowns. Bell and Morency combined for 2,204 yards and 24 TDs for the Cowboys in 2003. Bell then went on to become a second round draft pick by the Denver


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Mik e D ub o s e A l a bama, 1974 F ir s t Seas on

Former Alabama head coach Mike DuBose joined the Memphis Tigers coaching staff in December 2009, and leads the defensive line. DuBose joined Coach Larry Porter’s staff after serving the last four seasons as the head coach at Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss. A native of Opp, Ala., DuBose arrived at Millsaps in 2005 as the defensive coordinator and was named head coach in 2006. In his four seasons with the Majors, DuBose was twice named Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Coach of the Year and recorded a 33-10 overall record; 24-2 in the SCAC. The Majors either shared or won outright the SCAC title in each of DuBose’s four seasons, and the squad advanced to the NCAA Division III Playoffs in 2006 and 2008. Millsaps made a playoff appearance just once (1975) in its previous 85 years before football became an intercollegiate sport in 1921. Coaching his first collegiate team since leaving Alabama, Millsaps stumbled to an 0-3 start and surrendered 127 points in its first three games before a 52-10 win over Lincoln University gave DuBose his first win. DuBose then guided the Majors to seven straight wins for a 7-4 overall mark, including

The University of Memphis

P o r t e r a t a Gla n c e Born  

April 28, 1972 Jackson, Miss.

Alma Mater University of Memphis, 1996  Bachelor’s degree in education 

Playing Experience Four-year letterman at running back at Memphis (1990-93)

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Family Wife - Sharmane  Children - Brandon, Omari, Olivia 

Coaching Experience 1996-97: Assistant Coach at Wooddale HS (Memphis, Tenn.)  1998: Assistant (running backs) at UT-Martin  1999-2001: Assistant (running backs) at Arkansas State  2 002-04: Assistant (running backs) at Oklahoma State under Les Miles - Oklahoma State played in the Houston Bowl, the Cotton Bowl and the Alamo Bowl during Porter’s three seasons at OSU.  2005-09: Assistant (running backs) and recruiting coordinator at LSU under Les Miles; Promoted to Assistant Head Coach in spring 2006; LSU played in five straight bowl games and won the 2007 BCS National Championship Game. 

Honors Named the Rivals.com National Recruiter of the Year in 2007 & 2009

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NFL Player History Oklahoma State 2004 Draft - Tatum Bell (2nd Round - Denver Broncos); Tim Burrough (Free Agent - Minnesota Vikings) 2005 Draft - Vernand Morency (3rd Round - Houston Texans)

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LSU 2006 Draft - Joseph Addai (1st Round - Indianapolis Colts) 2007 Draft - Justin Vincent (Free Agent - Pittsburgh Steelers) 2008 Draft - Jacob Hester (3rd Round - San Diego Chargers) 2009 Draft - Quinn Johnson (5th Round - Green Bay Packers) 2010 Draft - Charles Scott (6th Round - Philadelphia Eagles); Trindon Holliday (6th Round - Houston Texans); Keiland Williams (Free Agent - Washington Redskins)

a perfect 6-0 league mark, its first outright league title in 15 years and a berth into the NCAA Division III Playoffs for the first time in 31 years. Since joining the league in 1989, Millsaps had never run the table unscathed in conference play and had won seven or more games just twice. DuBose and the Majors came firing right back in 2007 and registered an 8-2 record and the team’s first back-to-back conference titles in school history. For his efforts, DuBose finished second in the Liberty Mutual National Coach of the Year fan voting. The following year, the college football veteran led Millsaps to its first 10-win season in school history and its first undefeated regular season since 1980. The Majors finished the season at 11-1 overall after being knocked out by Washington & Jefferson in the second round of the NCAA Playoffs. While playing for Paul “Bear” Bryant at Alabama, DuBose was a star defender for a Crimson Tide team that posted an overall record of 32-4, including three SEC Championships and one national title. He had the game of his career in 1972 against Tennessee, where he recorded 20 tackles (2.0 tackles-for-loss) and caused one fumble. For his efforts, DuBose received “SEC Lineman of the Week” accolades. DuBose ended his career with 129 total tackles (26 tackles-for-loss), 71 assists, eight forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries and three pass breakups. His name still stands in the Tide record books as first all-time in forced fumbles in a season/career (four, 1972; eight career), second in career fumbles recovered (six) and tied for fifth with most career 2010 Memphis Football Fact Book

tackles-for-loss in a season (11, 1973). DuBose graduated from Alabama in 1974. DuBose’s coaching career began in 1975 as a graduate assistant for the Crimson Tide. After a season with Alabama, DuBose spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Fairhope High School and two seasons as the head coach and athletic director at Prattville High School. DuBose began his collegiate coaching career as a defensive line coach at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 1980. After two seasons with UTC, DuBose was offered the defensive line job at Southern Miss, which he accepted. In his only season with the Golden Eagles, DuBose was on the opposite sideline of the game that ended Alabama’s then 57-game home unbeaten streak in Nov. 1982. DuBose returned to Alabama as defensive line coach from 1990-96 under head coach Gene Stallings. With DuBose’s defensive scheme, the Tide ranked eighth or better in rushing defense four times, including the nation’s best in 1992 during a National Championship season. After Stallings announced his retirement at the conclusion of the 1996 season, DuBose took the reins of his first collegiate team. During his four-year tenure as head coach at Alabama (1997-2000), DuBose led the Tide to a 24-23 record, including a berth in the inaugural Music City Bowl in 1998 and an SEC Championship and Orange Bowl berth in 1999. DuBose is married to the former Polly Ann Martin. They have two children, Juli Keller and

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Broncos in the 2004 NFL Draft. In his first season at OSU, Porter guided Bell to a 1,096-yard, 11-TD season for 8-5 Oklahoma State. Prior to his arrival in Stillwater, Porter spent three years at Arkansas State, where he coached Jonathan Adams to back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons. Adams rushed for 1,004 yards and six touchdowns in 2000 and followed that with another 1,004 yards and five scores in 2001. Under Porter’s tutelage, Adams capped his career as the secondleading rusher in Arkansas State history. Porter began his coaching career at Wooddale High School in Memphis, Tenn., serving as head track and field coach, while assisting with the running backs and secondary on the football squad. After two years at Wooddale, Porter moved to the collegiate ranks, coaching the running backs at Tennessee-Martin in 1998. Porter lettered four years (1990-93) at Memphis, serving as co-captain of the 1993 Tiger squad. He closed out his career with 2,194 yards and 20 rushing touchdowns, ranking seventh in school history in yardage and tied for fifth in touchdowns. As a rookie in 1990, Porter rushed for 206 yards against Arkansas State, the highest single-game total for a freshman in school history. In his first game, he replaced injured starting tailback Marvin Cox and raced 53 yards for a touchdown against Arkansas State on his first college carry. Porter had a total of six 100-yard games during his career, a figure that ranks tied for fifth in Memphis history. Porter graduated in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in education. Porter and his wife Sharmane have three children, Brandon, Omari and Olivia.


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Michael. They have a son-in-law, GW Keller and two grandsons, Will (4) and Drew (2).

D u b o s e a t a Gla n c e Born  

January 5, 1953 Opp, Alabama

Alma Mater University of Alabama, 1974 & 1976  Bachelor’s & Master’s degrees in education 

Collegiate Playing Experience 1972-74: Alabama (Linebacker)

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Family Wife - Polly Ann  Children - Juli & Michael

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Coaching Experience 2 010: University of Memphis (DL)  2 006-09: Millsaps College (HC)  2005: Millsaps College (DC)  2003-04: Luverne HS (HC)  2002: Northview HS (HC)  1997-00: Univ. of Alabama (HC)  1996: Univ. of Alabama (DC/DL)  1990-95: Univ. of Alabama (DL)  1987-89: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (DL)  1983-86: Univ. of Alabama (DL)  1982: Southern Miss (DL)  1980-81: UT Chattanooga (DL)  1978-79: Prattville HS (HC)  1976-77: Fairhope HS (Asst. Coach)  1975: Univ. of Alabama (GA) 

Bowl Coaching Experience January 2000: Orange Bowl  December 1998: Music City Bowl  January 1997: Outback Bowl  January 1995: Citrus Bowl  December 1993: Gator Bowl  January 1993: Sugar Bowl/National Champions  December 1991: Blockbuster Bowl  January 1991: Fiesta Bowl  December 1986: Sun Bowl  December 1985: Aloha Bowl  December 1983: Sun Bowl  December 1975: Sugar Bowl 

Recruiting Area Alabama, Florida Panhandle

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D e f e n s i ve C o o r d i n a t o r / Safeties

J a y Ho pso n O l e M i s s , 1992 F i r st Seas on

Jay Hopson is in his first season as the Tigers’ defensive coordinator. In 2009, Hopson completed his second season at Michigan, where he served as the linebackers coach. Under Hopson, three of the top five tacklers for the 2009 season were linebackers Stevie Brown, Obi Ezeh and Jonas Mouton. Ezeh was a semifinalist for the Butkus Award that season. No stranger to Conference USA, Hopson has had two stints with the defense at Southern Miss. Prior to arriving at Michigan, he spent three seasons as defensive coordinator, defensive backs and middle linebackers coach at Southern Miss from

2005-07. In 2007, he was named the All-American Football Foundation Top Assistant Coach. As a coordinator, Hopson’s defensive units led Conference USA in scoring defense each of his three seasons. The Golden Eagles participated in three bowl games while Hopson was the defensive coordinator: the 2005 New Orleans Bowl, the 2006 GMAC Bowl and the 2007 Papajohns.com Bowl. In 2005, Southern Miss captured the C-USA East title. In 2005, Hopson’s defense led the nation in fumbles gained and led C-USA in scoring defense. He coached a pair of All-Conference USA defensive backs, including Trevis Coley and Brandon Sumrall. Both players recorded career-highs in tackles, as Coley posted 109 and Sumrall 88. In addition, Kevis Coley was named the 2005 C-USA Defensive Player of the Year. As a whole, the secondary posted 15 interceptions and 40 pass breakups. In 2006, the Golden Eagles led Conference USA in scoring defense for the second-straight year and set a school record with seven scores. USM also led the conference in pass efficiency defense, opponent’s third-down conversions and red zone defense. In addition, he tutored middle linebacker Gerald McRath to freshman All-America honors by The Sporting News, CollegeFootballNews.com and the Football Writers Association of America/ Scripps. Four of Hopson’s defensive players were named to the All-Conference USA teams and two more were named to the All-Freshman team. In his final season with USM, the Golden Eagles had four players named to the All-C-USA defensive first team, including McRath, who was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year after posting 131 tackles. Southern Miss led the conference in scoring defense, total defense, pass defense and redzone defense in 2007. Prior to his appointment as defensive coordinator, Hopson coached the defensive backs for the Golden Eagles from 2001-03. Each year of his tenure, USM ranked in the top 15 nationally in scoring defense. The Golden Eagles participated in the Houston Bowl in 2002 and won Conference USA in 2003, which sent Southern Miss to Memphis, Tenn., for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Two of the players Hopson coached in 2001, Greg Brooks and Chad Williams, both were selected first-team All-Conference USA following the season. Brooks finished the 2001 season ranked No. 6 in the nation in pass breakups, and Brooks and Leroy Johnson were ranked by the NCAA in interceptions. Williams was drafted in the sixth round of the NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. While the 2001 season was a success against the pass, the 2002 defense was even better. It led the nation in fewest passing touchdowns allowed (6) and finished as the No. 4 team in pass efficiency defense and was ranked 10th in pass defense. That season, safety Etric Pruitt was honored for his efforts when he was named an All-Conference USA first team selection, as well as being named to several All-America teams. Pruitt was third on the team in tackles and led Southern Miss with six interceptions. That total was good enough to rank him No. 21 in the nation. Another of Hopson’s defenders, Greg Brooks, finished with 14 pass breakups and set the school’s career mark with 35. In 2003, his group of defensive backs helped the Golden Eagles win their fourth Conference USA championship and make a third trip to the Liberty Bowl. They were tied for second nationally in fewest passing touchdowns allowed (9) and earned a No. 5 national ranking in pass defense and a No. 13 ranking in pass efficiency defense. Pruitt had another banner season, earning AllAmerica honors for the second-straight year. He finished third on the tackle list with 132 stops. He 2010 Memphis Football Fact Book

also had three interceptions, three fumble recoveries, a forced fumble, 10 pass breakups and four tackles for loss, and was named C-USA defensive player of the week following the UAB game. Three of Hopson’s defensive backs gained all-conference honors, including first-teamers Pruitt and Brooks. Senior safety Alex Ray was selected to the league’s third team. Pruitt also was named a semifinalist for the prestigious Jim Thorpe Award, given to the best defensive back in the nation. Brooks and Pruitt both were drafted in the sixth round of the NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Falcons, respectively. A native of Vicksburg, Miss., Hopson worked the 2004 campaign at his alma mater, Ole Miss, as the defensive backs coach and was the program’s recruiting coordinator before returning to Hattiesburg for his second stint at USM - his first as a coordinator. The Rebels’ pass defense improved from 109th nationally in 2003 to 49th during the 2004 campaign. Hopson’s coaching resume also includes positions at Marshall University (1996-2000) and Delta State (1993) as defensive backs coach. He was a member of the Herds’ 1996 NCAA I-AA National Championship staff and coached the team to four straight Mid-American Conference championships. In 1996, Marshall led the Southern Conference in scoring defense and pass efficiency defense, and in 1999, the Herd secondary led the nation in interceptions. Additionally, from 1997-99 Marshall’s defense led the MAC in scoring defense and pass efficiency defense. Hopson has also held defensive graduate assistant positions at the University of Florida (1995), Louisiana State (1994) and Tulane (1992). He helped the Gators to the Southeastern Conference championship and played for the National Championship in the Fiesta Bowl. During his career, Hopson has coached numerous all-conference players and three All-Americans. Two of his players have been nominated for the Jim Thorpe Award and two of his players were named to Sports Illustrated’s All-Bowl Team. Hopson was a four-year letterwinner as a defensive back at Ole Miss from 1988-91, playing free safety for one season before moving to strong safety for his final three years. He was a four-time Academic All-SEC honor roll selection and was named to the CoSIDA District VI Academic AllAmerica team as a senior in 1991. He also was a member of the student athletic advisory committee and was the recipient of the John Howard Vaught Award in 1991. Hopson was a speaker at the American Football Coaches Association Convention in January 2000. Hopson graduated from Ole Miss with a bachelor’s degree in business administration (1992), and received a master’s of health in physical education and recreation from Delta State (1994). Hopson and his wife, Michelle, have two daughters, Virginia and Hannah.

H o ps o n a t a Gla n c e Born  

October 13, 1968 Vicksburg, Mississippi

Alma Mater Ole Miss, 1992  Bachelor’s degree in business administration  Delta State, 1994  Master’s in health, physical education & recreation 


2010 Memphis Football Page 29 Collegiate Playing Experience  1988-91: Ole Miss (Defensive Back) Family Wife - Michelle  Children - Virginia & Hannah 

Coaching Experience 2010: University of Memphis (DC/SAF)  2008-09: Univ. of Michigan (LB)  2006-07: Southern Miss (DC/MLB)  2005: Southern Miss (DC/DB)  2004: Ole Miss (DB/Recruiting Coord.)  2001-03: Southern Miss (DB)  1996-2000: Marshall (DB)  1995: Univ. of Florida (GA)  1994: LSU (GA)  1993: Delta State (DB)  1992: Tulane (GA) 

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Former Alabama assistant Sedrick Irvin was hired in January to serve as the Tigers’ running backs coach. Irvin joins the Tigers from the University of Alabama, where he served two seasons as an intern. In his position, he focused on Tide running backs, including Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram. Ingram, a sophomore, is the first Alabama player in history to win the Heisman Trophy. He was also the 2009 Sporting News National Player of the Year, and earned the National Championship Offensive MVP honor after leading ‘Bama to a win over Texas with 116 yards and two touchdowns. Ingram shattered the Alabama single-season rushing record with 1,658 yards and 17 rushing touchdowns. As a freshman, Ingram logged 728 yards and led the Tide in rushing touchdowns with 12. In his first season with the Crimson Tide, Irvin assisted with junior back Glen Coffee, who led the Tide’s ground attack in 2008 with 1,383 yards and 10 touchdowns. Coffee is one of 10 Alabama players in the program’s history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season and ranked third in the SEC with 103.6 yards per game in 2008. He was a semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award, given to the nation’s best running back, and was a second-team All-SEC honoree. Coffee entered the NFL Draft following his junior campaign and was selected as the 10th pick of the third round by the San Francisco 49ers. Irvin’s relationship with Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban began when Irvin played for Saban at Michigan State from 1996-98. He became only the second player in MSU history to record three straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons. He was twice named second-team All-Big Ten (‘97 & ‘98),

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March 30, 1978 Miami, Florida

Alma Mater Alabama, 2009  Bachelor’s degree in human environmental science 

Collegiate Playing Experience 1996-98: Michigan State (Running Back)

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NFL Playing Experience 1999-2001: Detroit Lions

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Family Children - Sedrick Jr & Amarri

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Coaching Experience 2010: University of Memphis (RB)  2008-09: Univ. of Alabama (Intern)  2006-08: Gulliver Prep (OC) 

Bowl Coaching Experience January 2010: BCS National Championship  January 2009: Sugar Bowl 

Recruiting Area Memphis, Tenn.; Houston, Texas; Florida

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protected quarterback Tyler Sheehan, who threw for over 4,000 yards and tossed 27 touchdown passes. Bowling Green finished the 2009 season with a 7-6 record after dropping a hard-fought 43-42 decision to Idaho in the Humanitarian Bowl. The Falcons ranked sixth nationally and led the MAC in passing offense with an average of 316 yards per game. In addition to his season with the Falcons, McDonell’s resume includes coaching stints at Purdue, Notre Dame, Washington State and Stanford. He also brings six years of coordinator experience to the Tigers after serving as the WSU offensive coordinator from 1994-2000, including a 1998 Rose Bowl appearance. McDonell has coached several NFL draft picks including Dustin Keller (NY Jets), Jeff Faine (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), John Sullivan (Minnesota Vikings), Eric Heitmann (San Francisco 49ers), plus numerous others. He was also responsible for the recruitment of Drew Bledsoe to Washington State. All-in-all McDonell was responsible for eight NFL draft picks between 2002-07. Prior to his time at BGSU, McDonell spent three seasons as the tight ends coach at Purdue. He also coached the offensive tackles in 2006 and 2007. McDonell came to the Boilermakers from Stanford, where he coached the offensive tackles and tight ends during the 2005 season. He previously served on the Cardinal staff in 2001, coaching the centers and guards. That year, Stanford ranked 23rd nationally in rushing offense - averaging 201 yards per game - and one of McDonell’s pupils, guard Eric Heitmann, was named a first team AllAmerican. Heitmann and center Zack Quaccia were selected in the NFL Draft. Between his stints at Stanford, McDonell coached the centers and guards at Notre Dame from 2002-04. Five of his players were taken in the NFL Draft. Center Jeff Faine was a first team All-American and runner-up for the Rimington Award in 2002 and subsequently a first-round pick (21st overall) of the Cleveland Browns. The Fighting Irish played in the 2003 Gator Bowl and 2004 Insight Bowl. From 1989 to 2000, McDonell worked at Washington State for head coach Mike Price. McDonell coached the offensive line and tight ends from 1989 to 1993, and then was offensive coordinator and offensive line coach from 1994 to 2000. The Cougars ranked second nationally in total offense in 1997 - averaging 502.2 yards per game - while setting Pac-10 season records for points (467, 42.5 per game) and total offense (5,524), winning the conference championship and earning their first Rose Bowl berth in 67 years. McDonell was offensive line coach at Weber State, also under Price, from 1984 to 1988. The Wildcats topped all NCAA Division I-AA schools in total offense in 1985 and ranked third in 1986. Weber State won the Big Sky championship and advanced to the I-AA semifinals in 1987. McDonell began his coaching career at his alma mater, Carroll College (Mont.), coaching the offensive line in 1981. A native of Spokane, Wash., McDonell earned a bachelor’s degree in social science from Carroll in 1981. He was a four-year starter at tackle, earning NAIA All-America honors his senior season. He was a three-time All-Frontier Conference performer and served as team captain. McDonell was inducted into the Carroll Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994. He and his wife, Mindy, have two children, Michael and Megan.

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and participated in the 1996 Sun Bowl and the 1997 Aloha Bowl. He continues to rank in the Top 5 in several categories at MSU including fifth in rushing attempts (755), fifth in yards (3,504), third in rushing touchdowns (35), fourth in all-purpose yards (4,833) and second in total touchdowns (42). In his three seasons, he also totaled 15 games of 100 or more yards rushing, including a career-best 238 yards in 1997 against Penn State. Irvin also logged an 83-yard punt return for a touchdown against Indiana as a sophomore. Irvin left MSU after three seasons to enter the NFL Draft, and was selected in the fourth round (103rd pick) by the Detroit Lions. As a rookie in 1999, he logged 133 yards and four touchdowns on 36 carries and also tallied 233 receiving yards on 25 catches. Plagued by injuries, he left the Lions after two seasons. He also saw action in NFL Europe and with the Arena Football League. The cousin of NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin, Sedrick served as the offensive coordinator at Gulliver Prep in 2006-08. The squad was District Champions in 2006 and 2007. A native of Miami, Fla., Irvin was a USA Today All-American at Miami Senior High School. Irvin graduated from Alabama in December 2009 with a degree in human environmental science. He has two sons, Sedrick Irvin Jr, and Amarri Sedrick Irvin.


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M c D o n e ll a t a Gla n c e Born  

June 2, 1959 Spokane, Wash.

Alma Mater Carroll College, 1981  Bachelor’s degree in social science 

Collegiate Playing Experience 1977-80: Carroll College (Offensive Line)

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Coaching Experience 2010: University of Memphis (OL)  2009: Bowling Green State (OL)  2006-08: Purdue (OT/TE)  2005: Stanford (OT/TE)  2002-04: Notre Dame (OG/C)  2001: Stanford (OG/C)  1994-2000: Washington State (OC/OL)  1989-93: Washington State (OL/TE)  1984-88: Weber State (OL)  1981: Carroll College (OL)

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Bowl Coaching Experience December 2009: Humanitarian Bowl  December 2007: Motor City Bowl  December 2006: Champs Bowl  December 2004: Insight Bowl  January 2003: Gator Bowl  December 2002: Seattle Bowl  January 1998: Rose Bowl  December 1994: Alamo Bowl  December 1992: Copper Bowl 

Recruiting Area Cincinnati, East Tennessee, Georgia

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Quar terbacks

K e v in M cG i v e n U t a h Va l l ey State, 2001 F i r s t Seas on

Kevin McGiven is beginning his first season as the Tigers’ quarterbacks coach. McGiven has experience both as an offensive coordinator and as a quarterbacks coach on the collegiate level, holding full-time positions at Utah State, Weber State and Southern Utah. He spent the 2009 season on Gary Andersen’s staff at Utah State, working with the quarterbacks and serving as the assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator. In 2009, Utah State ranked 35th nationally and fourth in the Western Athletic Conference in passing with an average of 247 yards per game. Utah State also improved from 89th nationally in total offense in 2008 to 14th in 2009, averaging 439 yards per game. McGiven was instrumental in quarterback Diondre Borel’s success as he led the WAC and ranked 17th nationally in total offense. Borel, an All-WAC honoree, also ranked 37th nationally in pass efficiency and logged five games of 300 or more yards passing in 2009. Prior to the 2009 campaign, McGiven was Weber State’s offensive coordinator for three seasons, helping the Wildcats to a share of the Big Sky Conference title and advancing to the quarterfinals of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS)

playoffs, where they lost at No. 5 Montana. Weber State finished the season with a 10-4 record, marking only the second time in school history that WSU had won 10 games in a single season. Weber State improved from fifth in the Big Sky in 2007 in total offense to leading the league and ranking seventh in the FCS in 2008 with 455.4 yards per game. The McGiven-led Wildcat offense also led the conference and ranked 12th in the FCS in scoring offense at 35.1 points per game in 2008. McGiven’s offense was also second in the conference and fifth in the FCS in passing offense (324.3 ypg) and fifth in the league and 70th in the nation in rushing offense (131.0 ypg). Under McGiven, Weber State had seven players earn first-team all-Big Sky Conference honors in 2008, part of a Big Sky Conference record 12 players on the first team overall. Quarterback Cameron Higgins was not only a first-team selection but the Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Year. Higgins was a candidate for the Walter Payton Award, given annually to the top offensive player in FCS. Higgins led the Big Sky and ranked third in FCS in passing efficiency (166.26) as well as leading the league and ranking fourth in FCS in total offense (314.3 ypg). In 2007, McGiven mentored Higgins into a season of accolades, including the 2007 Big Sky Conference Newcomer of the Year along with being an honorable mention all-Big Sky selection after ranking second in the league with a 143.20 passing efficiency rating. In addition to Higgins’ standout seasons, McGiven led Weber State’s offense to additional notables, as running back Trevyn Smith, a unanimous first-team all-conference selection, led the Big Sky in rushing three straight seasons. McGiven joined the Weber State coaching staff in 2006 after one season at Southern Utah, where he was the Thunderbirds’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. In 2005, Southern Utah ranked second in the Great West Conference in passing offense. Beginning his coaching career in 2002, McGiven was a graduate assistant at BYU, coaching the wide receivers for the 2002 and 2003 seasons before moving to quarterbacks in 2004. McGiven grew up in Orem, Utah, and graduated from Mountain View High School in 1995. He played one season at Eastern Arizona Junior College and later played wide receiver at Louisiana Tech before finishing his bachelor’s degree in business from Utah Valley State College in 2001. He and his wife Lindsay have four children, sons Peyton, K.J. and Beau, and daughter Ireland.

M c G i v e n a t a Gla n c e Born  

March 19, 1977 Santa Clara, Calif.

Alma Mater Utah Valley State, 2001  Bachelor’s degree in business  BYU, 2005  Master’s degree in physical education 

Collegiate Playing Experience 1996: Eastern Arizona (WR)  1998: Louisiana Tech (WR) 

Family Wife - Lindsay

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Children - Peyton, K.J., Beau & Ireland

Coaching Experience 2010: University of Memphis (QB)  2009: Utah St. (Asst. Head Coach/QB/Recruiting)  2007-08: Weber State (OC/QB)  2006: Weber State (QB)  2005: Southern Utah (OC/QB/WR)  2002-04: BYU (GA)  2001: Mountain View HS (TE/WR)  1998: Louisiana Tech (Student Asst.) 

Recruiting Area Memphis, Tenn., Louisiana, Texas

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Cor nerbacks

S han n o n Morrison Ma r sha ll, 1 9 9 5 F ir st Se a so n

Shannon Morrison joined the Memphis coaching staff in February and is charged with guiding the Tiger cornerbacks. Morrison has served as a defensive coordinator at four different schools, including BGSU (2009), Lehigh (2004), Southeast Missouri State (2001-03) and Hampden-Sydney (1998-99). While at Bowling Green in 2009, Morrison was the co-defensive coordinator and coached safeties. Bowling Green finished the 2009 season with a 7-6 record after dropping a hard-fought 43-42 decision to Idaho in the Humanitarian Bowl. BGSU ranked 38th nationally in pass defense last season, allowing just 204 yards a game, which also ranked fourth-best in the MAC. In 2009 alone his pass defense allowed less than 200 yards on six different occasions, highlighted by an effort versus Marshall where the defense allowed just 100 yards through the air. Prior to the 2009 campaign, Morrison spent four seasons (2005-08) at his alma mater, Marshall, where he coached linebackers (2005-06) and safeties (2007-08). He tutored junior safety C.J. Spillman in 2007 as he recorded a team-high 131 tackles en route to earning second-team AllConference USA honors. Morrison oversaw a Thundering Herd linebacking corps in 2005 that featured two of Conference USA’s top tacklers in juniors Dennis Thornton (104) and Matt Couch (97). The linebacker unit also helped the MU defense limit opponents to a C-USA best 340.27 yards per game. During the 2006 season, Morrison coached linebacker Matt Couch to second-team all-conference honors and linebacker Josh Johnson to honorable mention accolades. Morrison was a four-time letterwinner at Marshall and was an All-Southern Conference and honorable mention All-America selection for the Herd in 1994. During his Marshall career he intercepted 11 passes and is still sixth on the Thundering Herd’s all-time interceptions list. He also helped Marshall to its first-ever national title in 1992. The Oak Hill, W.Va., native graduated from Marshall in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Morrison, who served as a graduate assistant coach at Marshall following his graduation, spent the 2004 season as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Lehigh University. Under Morrison’s guidance, the Lehigh defense led the Patriot League in scoring defense and fewest yards allowed per game. Lehigh also captured a share of its seventh Patriot League title in 2004, and the


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Mountain Hawks earned an at-large berth in the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs. Prior to Lehigh, Morrison was the defensive coordinator at Southeast Missouri State University for three years. During the 2003 season, Morrison’s Indians led the Ohio Valley Conference in pass defense and ranked third in total defense. Southeast Missouri also ranked seventh nationally in turnovers forced. Morrison has also coached at HampdenSydney and Sam Houston State. Morrison and his wife Michelle have one daughter, Miya.

M o r r i s o n a t a Gla n c e Born  

January 22, 1972 Gassaway, W. Va.

Collegiate Playing Experience 1991-94: Marshall (Defensive Back)

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Family  Wife - Michelle  Child - Miya Coaching Experience  2010: University of Memphis (CB)  2009: Bowling Green State (co-DC/Secondary)  2005-08: Marshall (LB/SAF)  2004: Lehigh (DC)  2001-03: Southeast Missouri (DC)  1998-99: Hampden-Sydney (DC/Secondary/LB)  1997: Marshall (GA)  1996: Sam Houston State (OLB)  1995: Marshall (GA) Bowl Coaching Experience December 2009: Humanitarian Bowl  December 1997: Motor City Bowl 

Recruiting Area Memphis, Tenn., Dallas, Texas, Georgia

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O f fe n s i ve C o o r d i n at o r / W ide Receiver s

Eric Price Web er State, 1990 F i r s t Seas on

Eric Price is in his first season serving as the Tigers’ offensive coordinator. As the coordinator, Price will work primarily with the receiving corps. Price has experience both at the collegiate and professional level. His most recent appointment was as the wide receivers coach for the Kansas City Chiefs. In 2008, he coached Dwayne Bowe, who logged 86 catches for 1,022 yards. Price got his initial NFL coaching experience as an offensive assistant with the N.Y. Jets from 2001-02. He was instrumental in the development of Jets quarterback Chad Pennington. Price helped prepare Pennington for his move into the starting lineup, as he opened the final 12 games of the 2002 season. Price owns an extensive background as an offensive coach on the collegiate level, enjoying stints coaching both wide receivers and quarterbacks, in addition to his experience as an offensive coordinator.

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ran for 2,000 yards, another first in the history of the program. Price prepped at Ogden High where he was a standout receiver. He earned USA Today honorable mention All-America honors after reeling in 77 passes for over 1,000 yards his senior year. He led the state in receiving en route to being tabbed an all-state, all-league and al-area selection. Price played at the collegiate level for Dixie Junior College (1986-87) and Weber State (198891). He was coached by his father at Weber in 1988. He earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1990. Price and his wife, Jody, have a daughter, Emma, and a son, Andrew.

P r i c e a t a Gla n c e Born  

September 12, 1966 Pullman, Wash.

Alma Mater Weber State, 1990  Bachelor’s degree in physical education 

Collegiate Playing Experience 1986-87: Dixie Junior College (WR)  1988-91: Weber State (WR) 

Family Wife - Jody  Children - Emma & Andrew 

Coaching Experience 2010: University of Memphis (OC/WR)  2008: Kansas City Chiefs (WR)  2004-07: UTEP (OC)  Spring 2003: Univ. of Alabama (WR)  2001-02: New York Jets (QB)  1998-2000: Washington State (QB)  1996-1997: Northern Arizona (WR)  1994-95: Cal Pol, SLO (WR)  1992-93: Miami (GA)  1991: Hawaii (GA)  Spring 1991: Washington State (Volunteer)  1990: Weber State (Student Assistant) 

Bowl Coaching Experience December 2005: GMAC Bowl  December 2004: Houston Bowl  January 1994: Fiesta Bowl  January 1993: Sugar Bowl (National Championship) 

Recruiting Area Memphis, Tenn., West Tennessee, Arkansas

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Linebacker s

Gal en Scott Illino is S t at e , 2 0 0 1 Fir st S e a so n

Former Tulsa assistant coach Galen Scott is in his first season as the Tigers’ linebackers coach. Scott joins the Tigers after two seasons at Tulsa, where he was charged with working with the cornerbacks in 2009. Under his guidance, James Lockett was a two-time All-C-USA honoree. During the 2008 season, Scott worked with outside linebackers and safeties. The 2008 Golden Hurricane squad finished the season with an 11-3 record and a 45-13 win over Ball State in the GMAC

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Alma Mater  Marshall, 1995  Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice

Prior to joining the Chiefs, Price served as the offensive coordinator at UTEP for four seasons (2004-07) under his father, Mike Price. In addition, he tutored the wide receivers his first three years with the Miners before coaching the quarterbacks in 2007. He led an offensive attack that scored 30 points or more on 30 different occasions and racked up 400 yards or more of total offense 28 times in the four seasons. While at UTEP, Price oversaw an offensive unit that featured a pair of record-setting players. Quarterback Trevor Vittatoe threw for 3,101 yards and 25 touchdowns for the Miners in 2007, the best totals by a freshman in school history. His 3,101 passing yards were the second-highest total by a freshman in the nation. Receiver Jeff Moturi caught 13 touchdown passes, the second-highest total in Miners history, including a score in 10 consecutive games. The running game featured running back Marcus Thomas who ran for 1,166 yards and 16 touchdowns, the second-highest total in school history. In 2006, UTEP ranked fifth in the country in passing offense under Price’s leadership, averaging 312.8 passing yards per game. Jordan Palmer threw for a school-record 3,595 yards as the club compiled 3,754 total passing yards, the best mark in school history. All-America receiver Johnnie Lee Higgins, Jr. averaged 109.9 receiving yards per game to rank second in the nation. He finished his career owning school records with 3,218 receiving yards, 32 touchdown receptions and 11 100-yard games. The Miners scored 30 points or more in seven games and topped the 40-point plateau on four occasions in 2005. Price helped the offense rank ninth in the nation by averaging 300.6 passing yards per game. The offense featured three receivers who posted a 100-yard receiving game. The Pullman, Wash., native also served as the quarterbacks coach for three seasons at Washington State (1998-2000) while his father, Mike, served as the head coach. The younger Price helped develop quarterbacks Jason Gesser and Matt Kegel during his time with the Cougars. Price got his start in coaching in 1985 when he worked with two Australian club teams. He landed his first collegiate coaching position in 1990 when he was appointed a student assistant at his alma mater, Weber State. He progressed to the Division I-A ranks in 1991 when he joined the Washington State staff as a volunteer assistant working with quarterbacks and receivers. Among his proteges that year was future pro standout Drew Bledsoe. Price worked with a pair of high-powered offenses as a graduate assistant at Hawaii and Miami (Fla.) over the next three years. The Rainbow Warriors rated fifth nationally in total offense in 1991, as Price coached the wide receivers. In 1992 and 1993 he directed the wide receivers and ran the defensive scout team at Miami. The Hurricanes led the country in passing offense in 1992, and played for the national title in the Sugar Bowl. In two years with Price on the staff, Miami went 20-4 and featured three receivers who went on to starting assignments in the NFL. Price coached the wide receivers at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo from 1994-95, and again at Northern Arizona from 1996-97. Cal Poly SLO was second in Division I-AA in passing and total offense in 1995. Price helped NAU rank first in I-AA in total offense and third in passing in 1996. The Lumberjacks reached the I-AA playoffs for the first time in school history. NAU had a quarterback who threw for 3,000 yards and a running back who


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Bowl. Under Scott’s guidance, Lockett was named to the 2008 All-C-USA second team and Kenny Sims was an honorable mention pick. Prior to joining the Golden Hurricane staff, Scott served seven years at his alma mater, Illinois State. He was the Redbirds’ defensive coordinator in 2006 and 2007. Scott was named the 2005 AFCA I-AA Assistant Coach of the Year. In 2006, his first season as the defensive coordinator, Scott’s Redbird defense ranked No. 3 in the conference in total defense and No. 2 in scoring defense with only 19.7 points per game allowed. A native of Orlando, Fla., Scott is one of the most decorated players to ever wear a uniform at Illinois State. Until 2004, Scott owned the career tackles record, but his protégé, Boomer Grigsby, claimed the mark under his guidance. Scott helped mold Grigsby into an unprecedented three-time Gateway Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year award winner and a consensus allAmerican. With the graduation of Grigsby after the 2004 campaign, Scott continued his trend with Cameron Siskowic, who won the 2006 Gateway Defensive Player of the Year award. A two-time Buck Buchanan Award finalist, Siskowic led the Gateway in tackles both in 2005 and 2006, giving the Redbirds and Scott the league leader in stops for the fifth straight season. During Scott’s four-year playing career (19972000), he set ISU records for tackles in a game, season and career. He also helped the Redbirds to their first Gateway Football Conference championship (1999) and a pair of appearances in the NCAA I-AA playoffs (1998, 1999). Scott was named to four All-America teams and was only the fifth player in school history to earn AllAmerica status in three different seasons. He also snagged All-Gateway Football Conference honors in each of his four seasons and was a member of the 1997 All-Gateway Newcomer team. An honor roll student during his career, he set the single-game Illinois State tackle record of 27 and the season tackle record at 186. He was the first Illinois State player to exceed 500 tackles and his final figure is 109 more than that posted by previous record holder, Wilbert Brown. Scott’s single game mark ranked No. 5 in Gateway Conference history and his season total was No. 7. His career number ranked No. 3 in the conference. Scott received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Illinois State. He and his wife, Tashauna, were married in June 2008. The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter Ryan, in May.

S c o t t a t a Gla n c e Born  

July 9, 1979 Orlando, Fla.

Alma Mater Illinois State, 2001 & 2003  Bachelor’s degree in health education, and Master’s degree in sports administration 

Collegiate Playing Experience  1997-2000: Illinois State (LB) Family  Wife - Tashauna  Daughter - Ryan Coaching Experience 2 010: University of Memphis (LB)

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Bowl Coaching Experience January 2009: GMAC Bowl

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Recruiting Area Memphis, Tenn., central Florida, south Louisiana

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S p e c i a l Te a m s Coor dinator/TEs

Do n Yan o wsk y To led o, 19 8 2 F ir st S ea so n

Don Yanowsky, who served as the Memphis Tigers’ offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator from 1989-94, returned to the U of M to guide the special teams unit and the tight ends. Yanowsky and Larry Porter worked together during the 2009 season at LSU. The two were previously at Memphis together when Yanowsky was an assistant coach and Porter was a Tiger running back (1990-93). Yanowsky was in his first season with the LSU Tigers in 2009, working with the tight ends and handling duties as recruiting coordinator. LSU’s tight ends, led by senior Richard Dickson, combined to catch 27 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns as Dickson capped his career as the school’s all-time leader for tight ends in receptions (89), yards (945) and touchdowns (10). Deangelo Peterson converted from wide receiver to tight end and responded with five catches for 82 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Prior to joining the LSU staff, Yanowsky spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Boston College, where he was the special teams coordinator and guided the tight ends. He has over 20 years of collegiate coaching experience on both sides of the football as well as that of recruiting coordinator. In two years with Boston College, the Eagles went 20-8 overall and reached a bowl game in both 2007 and 2008. In 2007, Boston College won its first eight games and climbed as high as No. 2 in the nation. The Eagles went on to post an 11-3 overall mark in 2007 as they claimed the ACC Atlantic Division title and played in the league’s championship game. In 2008, the Eagles were 9-5 overall. Yanowsky’s tight ends combined to catch 73 passes for 719 yards and five scores in 2007 followed by 34 receptions for 269 yards and two TDs in 2008. His top tight end - Ryan Purvis - was a two-time All-ACC selection and is rated as one of the top five tight ends going into the 2009 NFL Draft. Prior to his arrival at Boston College, Yanowsky spent the 2006 season coaching tight ends and special teams under Skip Holtz at East Carolina. He coached at Duke for three years, from 200305, coaching the offensive line for two years and the outside linebackers and special teams for one season. Yanowsky was hired by Steve Logan at East Carolina for the first time in 2001, coaching the defensive line, and helping the Pirates earn a berth in the GMAC Bowl that year. Other coaching stops for Yanowsky include a four-year stint from 1997-2000 at Arkansas State; a one-year stay at Minnesota in 1996 to coach the defensive line; six years at Memphis under former head coach Chuck Stobart; and three years at 2010 Memphis Football Fact Book

Utah from 1982-84 as the offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator. Yanowsky got his start in coaching in 1981 when he was hired as a student assistant coach at Toledo. After his three years at Utah, Yanowsky coached at the high school level from 1983 to 1988, serving as offensive coordinator at Bountiful (Utah) High School and later as the head coach at Viewmont High School in Utah, before returning to the collegiate ranks in 1989 at Memphis. A 1982 graduate of Toledo with a degree in education, he was a two-year starter at offensive guard for the Rockets. A native of Chicago, Ill., Don and his wife, Janet, have two sons, Donnie and Jacob.

Ya n o w s k y a t a Gla n c e Born  

September 6, 1959 Chicago, Ill.

Alma Mater Toledo, 1982  Bachelor’s degree in education 

Collegiate Playing Experience 1979-80: Toledo (OG)  1977-78: Snow Junior College (OG) 

Family Wife - Janet  Children - Donnie and Jacob 

Coaching Experience 2010: University of Memphis (ST/TE)  2009: LSU (TE/Recruiting Coordinator)  2007-08: Boston College (TE/ST)  2006: East Carolina (TE/ST)  2004-05: Duke (OL)  2003: Duke (OLB/ST)  2001-02: East Carolina (DL)  1998-2000: Arkansas State (OLB/ST)  1997: Arkansas State (RB)  1996: Minnesota (DL)  1989-95: Memphis (OL/Recruiting Coord.)  1987: Viewmont HS (HC)  1985-86: Bountiful HS (OC)  1982-84: Utah (OL/Recruiting Coordinator)  1981: Toledo (Student Assistant) 

Bowl Coaching Experience January 2010: Capital One Bowl  December 2008: Music City Bowl  December 2007: Champs Sports Bowl  December 2006: Papajohns.com Bowl  December 2001: GMAC Bowl  December 1981: California Bowl 

Recruiting Area Memphis, Tenn., Houston, Texas, Atlanta, Ga.

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Director of Football Oper ations

J eff Kupp er Tex a s, 2 0 0 2 Fir st Se a so n

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Director of Strength & Conditioning

T om M y sli ns k i Te n nes s ee, 1992 F ir s t Seas on

Former Cleveland Browns strength and conditioning coach Tom Myslinski was hired in March 2010 to serve as the Football Strength Coach at the University of Memphis. Myslinski served five seasons with the Browns, the last three as the head strength and conditioning coach. He was the club’s assistant strength and conditioning coach in 2004, while also working on a part-time basis in 2003. A native of Rome, N.Y., Myslinski had a nineyear NFL playing career as an offensive lineman, which started as a fourth-round draft choice of Dallas in 1992. He played in 60 games with 25 starts during that time, including stints with Chicago (1993-94), Jacksonville (1995), Pittsburgh (199697, 2000), Indianapolis (1998) and Dallas (1999). While playing in the NFL, Myslinski served as a volunteer assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Pittsburgh from 19982001, where he worked primarily with offensive and defensive linemen. Prior to his stint at Pittsburgh, Myslinski spent 1996 as the volunteer head strength and conditioning coach at the University of North Florida, where he managed all aspects of physical and mental development with the school’s student-athletes. He has also served as a martial arts consultant to numerous collegiate athletic programs. In addition, he held the head strength and conditioning position for two seasons (2005-06) at Robert Morris University. Myslinski developed and patented the “Tunch Punch Ladder” hand agility pad and has trained extensively under offensive line guru, Tunch Ilkin, who is the developer of the Tunch Punch sys-

tem, which is used extensively by offensive line coaches throughout the NFL. He has published peer-reviewed research in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research on the development of strength and power using heavy chains and bands in addition to weights. Myslinski earned eight varsity letters at the University of Tennessee in football and track & field, and earned first-team All-Southeastern Conference and honorable mention All-America honors in football in 1991. He started at guard for two consecutive SEC Championship teams (1989, 1990). He was also a member of the Volunteers’ 1991 NCAA Champion track & field team. He earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from UT in 1992, and later earned his master’s degree from Pittsburgh in exercise physiology. Myslinski and his wife, Amy, have three children, Thomas, Emily and Michael. Assistant Strength Coach

Ryan Ci dzi k S u sq u e h a n n a , 2 0 0 1 F ir st S ea so n

Ryan Cidzik is in his first season as assistant strength and conditioning director for football, joining the Tiger coaching staff after two years as an assistant strength and conditioning coach in the NFL. Cidzik most recently worked with the New York Jets, where he was directly responsible for the physical development of all offensive and defensive linemen, while assisting with skill and mid-skill players. Prior to his time with the New York Jets, Cidzik was an assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Cleveland Browns. He implemented football-specific strength training, speed development, conditioning, rehab and flexibility programs for all Browns’ players as the second assistant strength coach. At the collegiate level, Cidzik has served as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Northwestern State University in Louisiana (2006-07), assistant strength and conditioning coach at Louisiana Tech (2003-05) and volunteer assistant at the University of Richmond (2003). Cidzik was also the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for NFL International Player Development for NFL Europe (2004-07). As a player, Cidzik was a four-year letterman and two-year starter at fullback for the Susquehanna University Crusaders (1997-2000). Cidzik is an Elite-level powerlifter, two-time National Champion, and current world record holder in the squat. He also has experience as a competitive Muay Thai and Full Contact Rules kickboxer. A native of Rome, N.Y., Cidzik earned his bachelor’s degree from Susquehanna in 2001 and later earned his master’s degree of exercise science from Louisiana Tech in 2005. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and a USA Weightlifting Certified Level-1 Club Coach. Cidzik is also the owner of ProGrip, LLC a company that specializes in football-specific grip products. Ryan is married to the former Aimee Norman of Shreveport, La.

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Former Tiger defender Rod Smith is in his second season working an internship with the football team. Smith lettered from 2004-06,and was a standout for the Tiger defense before having his playing career cut short following a severe neck injury in the 2006 Arkansas State game, where he fractured his C5 vertebrae and required surgery. Smith was back on the sidelines just four days after surgery to support his teammates. He continued to join his team out at practice and workouts through the 2007 season. For his career, Smith played in 28 games and made 13 starts. He completed his career with 89 total tackles over three seasons, including 56 solos and 33 assisted tackles. He also added five pass breakups and two interceptions. A native of Milan, Tenn., Smith was presented the Top Tiger Award in 2007, and had previously been awarded the True Tiger Award at the 2006 Blue-Gray Game. In the spring of 2005, he received the Chris Faros Most Improved Award. Smith graduated from the U of M in August 2008 with a degree in sp0ort and leisure management.

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Marcus Bell joined the Tiger staff in fall 2009, and serves in an internship role. A former Tiger himself, Bell played in 42 career games at the U of M, and made 20 starts on defense. Bell lettered from 1997-2000, and was the Tigers’ fifth-leading tackler as a senior as he logged 60 stops, including four sacks. For his efforts in 2000, he was named as an All-Conference USA honoree. For his career at Memphis, Bell totaled 209 tackles, including 135 solo stops and 10 sacks. He was named C-USA Defensive Player of the Week twice in his career. Bell was one of three Tiger defenders selected in the 2001 NFL Draft. He was a fourth-round pick by the Arizona Cardinals. Bell played six seasons in the league, three years each with Arizona and Detroit, and logged 165 tackles, three forced fumbles and six passes defended in 86 games played. Bell returned to the U of M following his career in the NFL and earned his bachelor’s degree in 2010. A native of Memphis, Tenn., Bell played both offensive and defensive tackle at Kingsbury High. Graduate Assistant

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compliance, equipment and facility operations. He oversaw quality control for game day events, and arranged all staff and team travel, both in and out of season. Kupper joined Columbia in August 2005 after one season at Ohio University, where he served as graduate assistant for football operations in 2005, and equipment and facilities graduate assistant from 2003-05. As an undergraduate at the University of Texas, Kupper earned three letters as a student football equipment manager, another multifaceted position. The Odessa, Texas, native oversaw the packing, handling and transportation of equipment and team bags for road games, organized team activities for the travel squad, acted as liaison between the travel team and hotel staffs, maintained and organized football equipment, and worked on reconciliation of equipment orders for six men’s sports. He was involved in logistical support for five bowl games that Texas participated in, including three Cotton Bowls and two Holiday Bowls. Kupper was a three-time recipient of the Darrel K. Royal Scholarship Award and the Glen Swenson Award, both presented to an outstanding equipment manager. He spent four consecutive semesters on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. An all-state (5A), All-West Texas, and AllSouthwest Texas football player at Odessa High, Kupper graduated from UT Austin in 2002 with a B.A. in religious studies. He earned two master’s degrees at Ohio U., a master of business administration and a master of sports administration and facility management.


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previously spent a year as the wide receivers coach at Portland State. Prior to working at PSU, Stutzmann served as a graduate assistant at the University of Hawai’i, joining their staff in January 2008. While there, he coached wide receivers and worked with kickoff and punt returners. Following one season in the Canadian Football League (2002), Stutzmann became a teacher and football offensive coordinator at Kalaheo (HI) High School in 2003. He moved to St. Louis (HI) High School in 2004 where he was the head junior varsity coach for four seasons. St. Louis won the Hawai’i junior varsity state championships in 2006 and 2007. Stutzmann was a wide receiver for the University of Hawai’i from 1998-2001. As a sophomore, he was a starting slotback for the NCAA’s all-time turnaround team, which improved from 0-12 in 1998 to 9-4 in 1999 for a share of the WAC championship and Jeep O’ahu Bowl appearance. Stutzman was the second-leading receiver on that team with 68 receptions and nine total touchdowns. As a senior, he was voted team co-captain by his coaches and teammates. He finished his career ranked fifth in school history with 177 receptions for 2,025 yards and 18 touchdowns in 46 games. Stutzmann was an All-WAC honorable mention in 1999 and 2000. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science in 2002 from Hawai’i. A top prep player in Hawai’i, Stutzmann was a member of three state championship teams at St. Louis High School. He and his wife, Briana, have a son, Baylor. Graduate Assistant

of 2002. He redshirted that year and then saw action in six games his redshirt-freshman year. As a sophomore, he played in nine games, becoming a valuable member of the special teams unit and helping the Eagles qualify for the playoffs. He recorded three tackles on special teams that season. After missing the 2005 campaign, Turner returned the following season and played in eight games. Again he provided senior leadership on special teams, ranking among the leaders in tackles in 2006 and earned the Special Teams Captain Award. Turner joined the Eagles after a standout career at Collins Hill High School. He earned Gwinnett County Player of the Month honors during his junior year. He also lettered three times in baseball, being named to the All-Atlanta team and played with Team Georgia. Turner graduated in December 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in general studies from Georgia Southern. He is married to Stephanie Turner. Video

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Wes Turner joined the staff as a defensive graduate assistant after spending the last three years on the coaching staff at Georgia Southern. At Georgia Southern, Turner served as a defensive assistant coach working with the defensive backs. In 2009, the Eagles’ defense averaged 6.2 tackles for a loss and 1.9 sacks per game. The defense had two players named to the SoCon All-Freshman Team and one to the All-Conference First Team. In 2008, Turner worked on a defensive staff that, playing as many as nine true-freshmen on a consistent basis, saved their best performance for last in a 17-10 win at 14th-ranked Furman to close out the season with a winning record. The 10 points allowed were the fewest by an opponent since October 2005. The defense saw a league-best four rookies named to the inaugural SoCon All-Freshman Team in 2008. As a defensive unit, the Eagles ranked 22nd nationally, averaging 7.0 tackles for a loss and 26th recording 2.4 sacks per game. During the 2007 season, the Eagles’ defense ranked 14th nationally in turnover margin, a +1.09 per game average. That impressive average is tied into the team’s 56th ranking in passes intercepted, 17th in fumbles recovered and 37th in turnovers gained. Overall, the defensive unit recorded 65 tackles for a loss, 19 sacks, 11 interceptions and 56 pass break-ups. Turner lettered three years and spent five years in all with the Georgia Southern football program. The one-time walk-on joined the team in the fall

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D e j arri u s Ada ms Ju ni or - TR 6 - 2 • 205 M i ami , F l a. K i l l i an H S E l C a mi no Col l e ge Enrolled at the University of Memphis in January and was eligible to participate in spring practice...Is expected to add depth to the receiving corps in 2010...Caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from freshman Ryan Williams in the 2010 Blue-Gray Game. Junior College Played two seasons for coach John Featherstone at El Camino College...Played in nine games in 2008...Credited with 25 receptions for 325 yards and two touchdowns... Had a long reception of 49 yards...Led the squad with eight catches for 73 yards and a TD versus Bakersfield as a sophomore...Logged a 37-yard touchdown reception versus Citrus...Caught a 13-yard touchdown pass to send the game to overtime in a 27-24 win over Riverside...Helped squad to a 10-2 record in 2008...Hauled in three receptions for 53 yards and a touchdown against Canyons in the second round of the SoCal playoffs...Caught a 17-yard touchdown pass versus Canyons...Played three games as a freshman in 2007...Caught one pass for 10 yards...Also logged one punt return for 16 yards. Prep Prepped at Killian High in Miami...Named to All-Dade 6A-4A third team as a senior defensive back in 2005 by the Miami Herald.

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Mi c h ae l Anto nes c u r - Juni or - 2L 6 - 4 • 290 R i d g e land, Mi s s . R i d gel and H S 2009 Played in 10 of 12 games on the offensive line at left and right guard with three starts at right guard...Played in 44.1 percent of the offensive plays in games he appeared in... Saw action in the season opener against Ole Miss on special teams...Made his first career appearance on the offensive line against UT Martin at left guard and played in 23 of 69 offensive plays...Worked 14 plays at left guard and nine at right guard against UTEP...Logged 45 offensive plays against Southern Miss with 30 at right guard and 15 at left...Participated in 21 offensive plays at right guard against East Carolina...In on 45 plays against Tennessee, working 28 plays at right guard and 17 at left guard...Made his first collegiate start at right guard against UAB and worked 48 offensive plays...Started at right guard against Houston and logged 55 of 73 plays...Made his third start of the season at right guard against Tulsa and played all 56 offensive plays, which is a career high. 2008 Lettered in 2008 after playing in the first four games of the season, primarily as a member of the special teams unit... Worked with the PAT and field goal units. 2007 Redshirted during the 2007 season as a true freshman... Received the 2007 Rex Dockery Memorial Scholarship which is presented to the incoming Tiger football signee who exemplifies the football ideals of the former coach. Academic Highlights Was a member of the Tiger 3.0 Club for three semesters (fall ‘07, spring ‘08, spring ‘09)...Named to the 2007-08 Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll...Earned the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal for 2007-08...Was a member of the U of M Dean’s List for fall 2007.

Prep Was a three-year letterwinner for coach Kenny Burton on the offensive line at Ridgeland High…Named first-team all-state by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger as a senior…Also named first-team all-metro and all-district…Did not give up a sack in two years as a starter on the o-line…Credited with a season-high 15 pancakes against Yazoo City in ‘06… Finished his senior season with 135 pancake blocks… Played in the Mississippi-Alabama High School All-Star game…Listed as one of the Top 25 Most Wanted Recruits in Mississippi by the Jackson Clarion Ledger…Named to the all-metro and all-district teams in 2005…Played center on the basketball team for three seasons…Was a member of the academic decathlon team for two years. Personal Michael Gabriel Antonescu is the son of the late Jill Antonescu…Born November 27, 1988, in New York…His daughter, Georgia Rea Antonescu, was born on March 17, 2008...His grandfather, Jack Salveson, was a pitcher for the New York Giants and was the youngest player in Major League Baseball during the 1933 season. Antonescu’s Career O-Line Statistics YR 2008 2009 Total

Games/Starts 4/0 10/3 14/3

Plays/Total Team Plays 0/243 316/716 316/959

Antonescu’s Career Game Highs Offensive Plays

56 (at Tulsa, 2009)

in which he had four catches, three of which were for TDs and also totaled two interceptions on defense…Logged 46 tackles, seven interceptions and two fumble recoveries in 2005…Finished his career with more than 1,700 receiving yards and 36 TDs…Also ran track and played basketball…Named all-conference and all-state in track while competing as a sprinter…Won the state title in the 100-meter and 200-meter events. Personal Cameron Baker is the son of Melvin and Jacquelline Baker… Born October 28, 1988, in Blytheville, Ark….Brother, Chris Baker, played 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. Baker’s Career Receiving Statistics YR 2008 2009 Total

G/S 9/0 11/7 20/7

NO 2 20 22

YDS 16 149 165

AVG 8.0 7.4 7.5

TDS 0 0 0

LG 10 23 23

Baker’s Career Game Highs Receptions Receiving Yards Long Reception Rushes Rushing Yards Long Rush

5 (at Tennessee, 2009) 57 (at Tennessee, 2009) 23 (vs. UAB, 2009) 2 (at Tennessee, 2009) 13 (at Tennessee, 2009) 12 (at Tennessee, 2009)

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Ca m Ba k er r-Ju n ior - 2L 6-0 • 17 0 Osce o la, Ar k. Osc e o la HS 2009 Played in 11 of 12 games at wide receiver, with seven starts...Finished fourth on the team in receptions (20) and fifth in receiving yards (149)...Eight of his 20 receptions resulted in a first down...Did not play in the season opener against Ole Miss due to a knee injury suffered in fall camp... Made his first appearance of the season against Middle Tennessee...Registered his first reception of the season for 11 yards in the first quarter against UT Martin...Posted his first career start against Marshall and logged one catch for no gain...Started against UCF and tallied two catches for 13 yards...Started against UTEP and registered four receptions, with a long of five yards...Had two catches for 13 yards against Southern Miss...Recorded career highs against Tennessee in receptions (5), receiving yards (57), rushes (2), rushing yards (13) and long rush (12)... Totaled 70 all-purpose yards against the Vols...Five of his seven offensive plays were for first downs...Hauled in four receptions for 49 yards against UAB, including a career long reception of 23 yards. 2008 Played in nine of 13 games at wide receiver...Finished the season with two receptions for 16 yards...Made his first collegiate appearance at wide receiver in the fourth quarter of the season opener against Ole Miss...Made his first career reception for a six-yard gain against Louisville... Caught a 10-yard reception against UCF in the fourth quarter to the UCF 6 that led to a Memphis touchdown... Received the Chris Faros Most Improved award at the 2009 Blue-Gray Game. 2007 Redshirted during the 2007 season as a true freshman. Prep Lettered as a wide receiver for coach Clinton Gore at Osceola High…Caught 32 passes for 715 yards and 12 touchdowns for a team that primarily worked out of a wishbone offense…Named All-American and all-conference… Led team to an 11-2 record in 2006…Registered 926 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns on 27 receptions as a junior…Had one of his best games against Harrisburg 2010 Memphis Football Fact Book

Date 9/6/09 9/12/09 9/19/09 9/26/09* 10/3/09* 10/10/09* 10/17/09* 10/27/09 11/7/09 11/14/09* 11/21/09* 11/27/09*

Opponent Ole Miss MTSU UT Martin Marshall UCF UTEP Southern Miss East Carolina Tennessee UAB Houston Tulsa #1

NO YDS AVG TDS DNP - Injured 0 0 0 0 1 11 11.0 0 1 0 0 0 2 13 6.5 0 4 0 0.0 0 2 13 6.5 0 0 0 0.0 0 5 57 11.4 0 4 49 12.3 0 1 6 6.0 0 0 0 0.0 0

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2009 Transferred to Memphis after playing the 2008 season at nationally ranked Pearl River (Miss.) Community College... Played in nine of 12 games in the Tiger secondary and on special teams with three starts at strong safety...His two interceptions against UTEP ranked in a tie for the 11th highest single game total in 2009 in the NCAA FBS...Tied for the team lead with two interceptions and finished sixth with four passes defended...Tied for eighth on the team with 42 tackles, including 18 solo stops and had two pass breakups and an assisted TFL...Made his first appearance for Memphis against Marshall and made five tackles and one pass breakup...Breakup came on a 3rd-and-8 in the first quarter that forced the Herd to kick a field goal...Assisted on a tackle for a loss of a yard against Marshall...Intercepted UTEP’s Trevor Vittatoe twice deep in the U of M’s own territory, marking the first time a Tiger had multiple interceptions in a game since current Cleveland Browns’ DB Brandon McDonald made two picks against UTEP in 2006...Made his first pick in the first quarter at the Memphis 20 and had a 14-yard return...Later intercepted Vittatoe again in the opening minute of the fourth quarter on a diving catch at the Memphis 18...Also posted two tackles in the game... Logged seven tackles against Southern Miss in his first career start and had one pass breakup...Tied his career high with 10 tackles in a start against East Carolina...Had


2010 Memphis Football Page 37 six tackles in a start against Tennessee...Saw limited action against UAB due to an injury...Registered five tackles, including two solo stops, against Houston...Had a career best five solo tackles against Tulsa and totaled seven in the game...Earned the inaugural Jeremy Williams Award (Spring’s Most Valuable Player), which was presented at the 2010 Blue-Gray Game. Junior College Played the 2008 season at nationally ranked Pearl River (Miss.) Community College...Was a first-team All-American safety at Pearl River. Florida State Earned playing time in the first four games of the season as a true freshman in 2006 before injuring his left knee on kickoff coverage against Rice...Was tied for third on the team in tackles with 13 when he was injured...Recorded 10 tackles against Troy, which was the most by a Seminole true freshman since 2003...Also recorded two pass breakups against Troy and had an interception against Rice that he returned 54 yards...Was granted a redshirt year for 2006... Played in nine games as a sophomore in 2007 and totaled 24 tackles, a fumble recovery, an interception, three pass breakups and 1.5 tackles for loss.

Personal Marcus Ball is the son of Catherine Geiger and Reggie Ball... Born July 21, 1987...Younger brother of former Georgia Tech quarterback Reggie Ball and former Chattanooga defensive back Raeshon Ball. Ball’s Career Defensive Statistics YR

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UT

AT

TOT

PD

FR

FF

TFL

SK

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7

6

13

2

0-0

0

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13

11

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3

1-0

0

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18

24

42

4

0-0

0

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22/3

38

41

79

9

1-0

0

2-9

INT 0-0

1-8 3-68

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Ball’s Career Highs Tackles Solo Tackles Assisted Tackles Tackles For Loss Sacks Pass Breakups Fumbles Recovered Interceptions

10 (2x, last vs. East Carolina, 2009 5 (at Tulsa, 2009) 6 (vs. East Carolina, 2009) 1 (vs. NC State, 2007) 1 (vs. NC State, 2007) 2 (vs. Troy, 2006) 1 (vs. Wake Forest, 2007) 2 (vs. UTEP, 2009)

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UT AT TT TFL

SK

FF PB INT

DNP

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MTSU

DNP

9/19/09

UT Martin

DNP

9/26/09

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2

5

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0

1

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0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

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1

2

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0-0

0

0

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5

7

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0-0

0

1

0-0

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0-0

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6

10

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0-0

0

0

0-0

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5

6

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/14/09

UAB

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

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2

3

5

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

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5

2

7

0-0

0-0

0

0

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T yler Ba ss S o p h o mor e - 2L 6 -3 • 22 0 Atla n ta , Ga. S to ck b ridg e HS 2009 Played in four of 12 games at quarterback, making three starts as the Tiger signal caller...Averaged 213.2 yards of total offense per game (45.0 rushing, 168.3 passing)...Had shoulder surgery on Oct. 20 and missed the remainder of the season...Ranked first on the team in passing efficiency (149.79)...Finished second on the team in passing yards (673), passing touchdowns (6) and average yards per carry (4.3)...Third on the team in rushing yards (180) and total offense (853) and fourth in carries (42)...His 85-yard touchdown pass against UT Martin ranked tied for the 17th highest passing play in 2009 in the NCAA FBS and his 80-yard TD pass against Marshall tied for 28th…Did not play in the season opener against Ole Miss...Made his first appearance in 2009 at MTSU, returning after suffering a knee injury against Southern Miss in 2008...Captained the final two drives of the game and led Memphis to an eight-play, 48-yard touchdown drive with 1:47 left in the game...Completed 4-of-4 pass attempts for 33 yards with a game long completion of 18 yards to Lance Smith... Also rushed for 17 yards on five carries...Made his first collegiate start against UT Martin...Had the best first career start of any Tiger quarterback over the last 20 years as far as yardage (293), touchdown passes (4) and completion percentage (78.6)...Led the team with a career high 80 yards rushing on 16 attempts with a touchdown...Threw an 85-yard touchdown pass to Duke Calhoun in the second quarter, which is the fourth longest passing play in school history and the longest since Danny Wimprine was credited with a 92-yard completion to Tavarious Davis against Ole Miss in 2003...Finished 13-of-16 for 204 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, which is the most in a half for a Tiger QB since Arkelon Hall had 216 yards in the second half against Marshall in 2008...Passed for 161 yards in the second quarter and had two passing TDs and one rushing TD...First touchdown of the game came on a 19-yard pass to Carlos Singleton in the second quarter to cap an 81-yard drive...Had 74 of the 81 yards on the drive (51 passing on 5-of-6 attempts; 23 rushing on three carries)...Also threw a 21-yard touchdown to Singleton in the third quarter...Fourth TD in the game came on an eight-yard pass to Steven Joachim in the third quarter...The four TDs ranks tied for second with five other individuals for most TD passes in a single game...His five TDs responsible for (4 pass, 1 rush) tied the school record set by Danny Wimprine (3 times; last in 2004) and James Earl Wright...Ran for a seven-yard touchdown in the second quarter for his second career rushing TD...His 373 yards of total offense ranks ninth in Memphis history...Threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to Duke Calhoun, marking the second-straight game the pair teamed up for a touchdown reception of 80 yards or more... The passing play ranked in a tie for 13th all-time in school history and marked only the third time the Tigers have had two 80 yard or more passing plays in one season (the other two being 1998 and 2003)...Led the team for the secondstraight week in rushing with 64 yards on 14 attempts and passed for 232 yards (17-for-34) with a touchdown and two interceptions...Had three passes for 31 yards or more... Completed 10-of-15 pass attempts for 115 yards against UCF with an interception and a touchdown...Also had 19 yards rushing on seven attempts with a career-long run of 16 yards...Threw a 61-yard touchdown pass to Duke Calhoun in the second quarter, marking the third-straight game the duo combined for a touchdown passing play of 60 yards or more. 2008 Enrolled in the summer session of classes in July after asking for and being granted a release by Maryland, which 2010 Memphis Football Fact Book

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he signed with in Feb. ‘08...Joined the Tigers for the start of fall camp on August 8...Saw game action as a true freshman due to injuries at quarterback...Played in two games before suffering a season-ending knee injury...Made his collegiate debut in the fourth quarter of the road game at East Carolina after injuries to quarterbacks Arkelon Hall and Will Hudgens...Registered three pass attempts with one completion for a loss of six yards...Ran the ball four times for 28 yards with a long of 15...Accounted for two touchdowns (1 pass, 1 rush) against Southern Miss...Completed nine of 10 passes for 107 yards and a touchdown...Rushed for 51 yards on 10 attempts and a touchdown...Threw a three-yard pass to Carlos Singleton to end the second quarter for his first career passing touchdown...Began a 54-yard hook-and-ladder play in the first quarter that began with a pass to Earnest Williams for a loss of four yards and ended with a pitch back to Curtis Steele for a 59-yard gain...Scored his first career rushing touchdown on an 11-yard run on the next play...Five of his 10 rushes were for a first down or a touchdown and three were 10 yard runs or longer...Six of his nine completions were for a first down or a touchdown...Suffered a knee injury late in the third quarter after a six-yard rush for a first down... Had surgery in November ‘08 to repair a torn ACL and was limited during the spring session. Academic Highlights Was a member of the Tiger 3.0 Club for the fall 2008 and spring 2009 semesters...Named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for 2008-09 and 2009-2010. Prep A dual-threat quarterback for coach Steve Collins at Stockbridge High School...Ranked No. 73 nationally among quarterbacks by Scout.com...Tabbed No. 57 nationally among athletes by Scouts, Inc....A two-year starter at quarterback...Completed 99 of 181 passes for 1,203 yards and 12 touchdowns with only three interceptions his senior season...Also rushed for 606 yards and 11 touchdowns on 81 carries...Threw for 1,200 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2006 when he led an offense which averaged 30 points per game. Personal Tyler Bass is the son of Harold and Debbie Bass...Born Dec. 20, 1989, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Bass’ Career Passing Statistics YR 2008 2009 Total

G/S 2/0 4/3 6/3

ATT 13 81 94

COMP YDS 10 101 53 673 63 774

INT 1 4 5

TD 1 6 7

LG 14 85 85

TDS 1 1 2

LG 15 16 16

Bass’ Career Rushing Statistics YR 2008 2009 Total

G/S 2/0 4/3 6/3

NO 14 42 56

YDS 79 180 259

AVG 5.6 4.3 4.6

Bass’ Career Game Highs Pass Attempts: Completions: Long Completion: Touchdown Passes: Rushing Yards: Long Rush Rushing Attempts: Long Run: Rushing TDs:

34 (vs. Marshall, 2009) 22 (vs. UT Martin, 2009) 85 (vs. UT Martin, 2009) 4 (vs. UT Martin, 2009) 80 (vs. UT Martin, 2009) 12 (at Tennessee, 2009) 16 (vs. UT Martin, 2009) 16 (at UCF, 2009) 1 (2x; last vs. UT Martin, 2009)

P l a y ers

Prep Graduated from Stephenson High School in 2006...A four-star player and the third-ranked outside linebacker in the nation overall according to Rivals.com...The No. 37 overall prospect in the Rivals 100 for 2006 and ranked as the No. 3 player in the state on the postseason Georgia Top 50 list...Rated by Rivals.com as the No. 1 player in the state of Georgia prior to the 2005 season after recording 136 tackles and eight sacks as a junior in 2004...Named a second-team EA Sports All-American...Chosen as a Parade All-American and participated in the 2006 U.S. Army All-American game...The No. 18 overall recruit on the ESPN 150...Rated as the No. 4 linebacker in the nation in the PrepStar100 and was listed as the No. 11 overall prospect on PrepStar Magazine’s Top 100 Dream Team...A first team all-state selection by the Georgia Sports Writers Association who also named him Class 5A Defensive Player of the Year after he recorded 150 tackles and three interceptions as a senior.

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Bass’ Career Game-By-Game Passing Date

Opponent

ATT

CMP

YDS

INT

TD

LG

10/18/08

East Carolina

3

1

(-6)

1

0

0

10/25/08

Southern Miss

10

9

107

0

1

14

9/12/09

MTSU

4

4

33

0

0

18

9/19/09*

UT Martin

28

22

293

1

4

85

9/26/09*

Marshall

34

17

232

2

1

80

10/3/09*

UCF

15

10

115

1

1

61

Bass’ Career Game-By-Game Rushing Date

Opponent

NO

YDS

AVG

TDS

LG

10/18/08

East Carolina

4

28

7.0

0

15

10/25/08

Southern Miss

10

51

5.1

1

11

9/12/09

MTSU

5

17

3.4

0

10

9/19/09*

UT Martin

16

80

5.0

1

11

9/26/09*

Marshall

14

64

4.6

0

14

10/3/09*

UCF

7

19

2.7

0

16

10/10/09

UTEP

DNP - Injured

10/17/09

Southern Miss

DNP - Injured

10/27/09

East Carolina

DNP - Injured

11/7/09

Tennessee

DNP - Injured

11/14/09

UAB

DNP - Injured

11/21/09

Houston

DNP - Injured

11/27/09

Tulsa

DNP - Injured #48

Punter

J os h B o o k er

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r -Juni or 6 - 2 • 210 Me m p hi s , Tenn. F i r s t A s s embl y Chri s ti an Joined the Tigers at the start of fall camp in 2008...Worked as a punter...Redshirted in 2008...Continued to learn behind Matt Reagan, who was nationally ranked as a punter in 2009...Did not see game action in ‘09. Prep Played for coach Phillip Spain at First Assembly Christian School...Was an all-state and all-region honoree in football, basketball and baseball...Totaled 2,500 yards rushing and 2,500 passing yards at FACS...Was a finalist for the Commercial Appeal’s Best of the Preps award for the private school division in 2007...Also a finalist for Mr. Football honors as a running back in 2005. Personal Joshua Zane Booker is the son of John and Wanda Booker... Born October 31, 1988, in Memphis. #50

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Line

W inst o n B o wens r - S eni or - 3L 6 - 1 • 250 C o l l e g e Par k, G a. N o r t h Cl ay ton H S 2009 Played in 11 of 12 games, and started all 11 games played at middle linebacker...Posted five tackles or more in all but four games...Finished third on the team in tackles (58) and tied for sixth in TFLs with 3.5…Ended the year with 22 solo tackles and one pass breakup...Tied for 47th in C-USA in tackles per game (5.3)...Started at linebacker in the season opener against Ole Miss and had two tackles...Made seven tackles at Middle Tennessee and matched a career high in solo stops with four...Also set a career high with two TFLs for a loss of two yards against the Blue Raiders... Registered five tackles against UT Martin, with four solo stops...Had a kick return of 14 yards in the game...Tied for third on the team with six tackles against Marshall...Posted five tackles and assisted on a TFL at UCF...Registered two tackles against UTEP with one assisted stop holding the Miners short of a first down on a third and eight in the third quarter...Also had his second kick return of the season for eight yards...Tied for second on the team with seven tackles against Southern Miss...Led the team with a career-high 12

tackles against East Carolina, which included 10 assisted stops...Had two assisted tackles on third down that forced ECU punts...Assisted on a TFL for a loss of two yards in the third quarter...Credited with seven tackles against Tennessee and had his first pass breakup since 2007... Registered three tackles against UAB and assisted on a tackle for a loss of 11 yards in the third quarter...Made two assisted tackles against Houston...Injured and did not play against Tulsa, snapping a 24-game consecutive playing streak...Made the transition from linebacker to defensive line during the spring 2010 practice session...Worked to grasp the new position and was listed as a starter on the two-deep following the 15-practice spring. 2008 Played in all 13 games with 11 starts at middle linebacker... Ranked fifth on the team in tackles with 55, and third in tackles for loss with 6.5 for minus 19 yards...Logged at least five tackles in six games...Registered a TFL in each of the final three contests...Tied for third in sacks with two for a total loss of 12 yards...Averaged 4.2 tackles per game...Tallied five assisted stops against Ole Miss in a start at middle linebacker...Logged a season-high eight stops and matched a career best with 1.5 TFL for minus three yards against Marshall...Registered the first sack of his career and matched his 2008 game high with three solo tackles versus Nicholls State...Second on the team in tackles with five for the game...Made four tackles with three solo stops against UAB...Three of his four tackles resulted in two yards or less...Made a solo stop on third down short of a first down in the second quarter to force the Blazers to punt...Against ECU, did not start for the first time this season and played a more reserved role after suffering a leg injury against Louisville...Had four tackles with three assisted stops...Assisted on a tackle for a loss of two yards...All four tackles resulted in gains of one yard or less...Did not see action defensively versus SMU due to the Tigers utilizing six and seven DBs in the game...Did see limited time with the special teams unit...Registered three tackles versus UCF...Teamed with Alton Starr on a tackle for a loss of three yards on third down in the fourth quarter...Also assisted on a tackle for a loss of a yard...All three tackles were for no gain or lost yardage...Logged six tackles with a sack against Tulane...Sacked Kevin Moore for a loss of eight yards in the first quarter...All six tackles were for gains of eight yards or less...Tallied five stops, including three solo tackles in the St. Petersburg Bowl... Four of his five tackles limited USF to one or fewer yards, and none of his five allowed a first down. 2007 Played in seven games at middle linebacker and was sidelined for the final six contest with a knee injury...Opened the season as the starter at MLB for the first four games of the season...Led the Tigers in tackles in his first career game in the season opener with Ole Miss...Registered nine stops with a forced fumble in the game...Forced fumble in the first quarter on the Memphis 6-yard line stopped a potential Ole Miss score and was recovered by Quinton McCrary in the endzone...Tigers had a chance to score as a result of the turnover and moved the ball to the Ole Miss 13-yard line before turning the ball over on a fumble...Credited with six tackles against Jacksonville State...Had just one stop versus UCF, but returned the next game for eight tackles, which was second on the team, against Arkansas State... Tied for the team lead in tackles against Middle Tennessee and matched a season high with nine, including four solo stops, a quarterback hurry and 1.5 TFLs...Logged six tackles with a pass breakup against Rice before suffering a knee injury...Was hoping for a return to the field for the New Orleans Bowl but was unable to play in the post-season contest...Ended the season ranked 10th in tackles with 39 despite missing the last six games...Credited with five or more tackles in five of the seven games he played in... Knee injury did not require surgery...Was back on the field during spring workouts following rehabilitation with Tiger athletic training staff. 2006 Redshirted during the 2006 season. Academic Highlights Was a member of the Tiger 3.0 Club for the fall 2007 semester.

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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 in ‘05…Logged more than 100 tackles in each of his last three seasons…Named to the Atlanta JournalConstitution All-Clayton/Henry Defensive first-team…Was an all-state honorable mention pick…Selected to compete in the North/South All-Star game…Named Linebacker of the Year…Honored with the Captain’s Award in ‘05… Participated in the Athens NIKE training camp…Led team to a 10-0 record in 2004, as well as the 4A region and subregion championship…Also a member of the track team… Was a county and region champion in the shot put, and county champion and regional runner up in the discus. Personal Winston Bowens is the son of Gayle Bowens...Born December 9, 1987, in College Park, Ga. Bowens’ Career Defensive Statistics YR

G/S

UT

AT TOT PD FR FF

TFL

SK

2007

7/6

15

24

39

1

0

1

1.5-2

0-0

INT 0-0

2008

13/11

21

34

55

0

0

0

6.5-19

2-12

0-0

2009

11/11

22

36

58

1

0

0

3.5-10

0-0

0-0

Total 31/28

58

94

152

2

0

1

11.5-31 2-12

0-0

Bowens’ Career Highs Tackles: Solo Tackles: Assisted Tackles: Tackles For Loss: Forced Fumbles: Pass Breakups: Sacks:

12 (vs. East Carolina, 2009) 4 (2x; last at Middle Tennessee, 2009) 10 (vs. East Carolina, 2009) 2 (at Middle Tennessee, 2009) 1 (vs. Ole Miss, 2007) 1 (2x, last at Tennessee, 2009) 1 (2x, last vs. Tulane, 2008)

Bowens’ Career Game-By-Game Defense Date

Opponent

9/1/07*

Ole Miss

2

7

9

0-0

0-0

1

0

0-0

9/15/07*

JSU

2

4

6

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/22/07*

UCF

1

0

1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/27/07*

Arkansas St.

3

5

8

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/2/07

Marshall

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/13/07* MTSU

4

5

9

1.5-2

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/20/07* Rice

3

3

6

0-0

0-0

0

1

0-0

10/27/07

UT AT TT TFL

Tulane

SK

FF PB INT

DNP - Injured

11/3/07

East Carolina

DNP - Injured

11/10/07

Southern Miss

DNP - Injured

11/17/07

UAB

DNP - Injured

11/24/07

SMU

DNP - Injured

12/21/07

FAU

8/30/08*

Ole Miss

0

5

5

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/6/08*

Rice

2

1

3

.5-1

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/13/08*

Marshall

3

5

8

1.5-3

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/20/08*

Nicholls State

3

2

5

1.0-4

1-4

0

0

0-0

9/27/08*

Arkansas State

2

4

6

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/2/08*

UAB

3

1

4

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/10/08* Louisville

1

2

3

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/18/08

1

3

4

.5-1

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/25/08* Southern Miss

0

3

3

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/8/08

SMU

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/22/08* UCF

1

2

3

1-1

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/29/08* Tulane

2

4

6

1-8

1-8

0

0

0-0

12/20/08* USF

3

2

5

1-1

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/6/09*

Ole Miss

1

1

2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/12/09*

MTSU

4

3

7

2-2

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/19/09*

UT Martin

4

1

5

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/26/09*

Marshall

2

4

6

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/3/09*

UCF

1

4

5

0.5-1

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/10/09* UTEP

1

1

2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/17/09* Southern Miss

3

4

7

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/27/09* East Carolina

2

10

12 0.5-1

0-0

0

0

0-0

East Carolina

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3

4

7

0-0

0-0

0

1

0-0

11/14/09* UAB

1

2

3

0.5-6

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/21/09* Houston

0

2

2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/27/09

Tennessee

Tulsa

DNP - Injured #52

Deep

Snapper

Keen a n Bra t c her Seni or - 3L 6- 2 • 235 Mi l an, Tenn. Mi l an H S 2009 Played in all 12 games as the deep snapper on special teams for field goals, PATs and punts...Did not make an errant snap in 113 chances (16 FG, 33 PAT, 64 Punt)... Shared the team’s 2009 Special Teams Player of the Year Award with Matt Reagan...Registered an assisted tackle on special teams against Houston...Placed on the honorable mention All-Conference USA Team by the league coaches. 2008 Was an All-Conference USA Honorable Mention pick in 2008...Played in all 13 games on special teams as the deep snapper...Credited with two assisted tackles...Recorded an assisted tackle on special teams at East Carolina... Assisted on a tackle after a Memphis punt versus Tulane... Has not had an errant snap in two seasons with the Tigers.

Academic Highlights Was a member of the Tiger 3.0 Club for the fall 2008 and spring 2010 semesters. Prep Lettered three years as an offensive lineman for coach Jeff Morris at Milan High…Helped the 2006 squad to a 12-2 record and an appearance in the TSSAA Class 2A playoff semifinals…Served as a team captain as a senior… Played offensive guard and tackle as well as defensive tackle in 2006…Named All-Region 7-AA as a lineman in ‘06…Named team’s MVP Offensive Lineman…Also lined up at center in 2005. Personal Keenan Cole Bratcher is the son of Steve Bratcher....Born April 6, 1989, in Jackson, Tenn. #76

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C h ar l ie Bry a nt r - Seni or - 3L 6- 8 • 320 C o l l i er v i l l e, Tenn. F i r s t A s sembl y Chri s ti an 2009 Played in 10 of 12 games at nose tackle, with six starts... Finished the year with eight tackles, including four solo stops, and two TFLs for a loss of three yards...Made his first career start in the season opener against Ole Miss at nose tackle and had a career-best three tackles with 1.5 stops for a loss of three yards...Left the Middle Tennessee game in the first half with an injury...Did not play against UT Martin and Marshall due to the injury...Returned and started against UCF and tied his career high with three tackles...Assisted on a TFL for a loss of a yard...Did not

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record a tackle against UTEP...Made one solo tackle at Southern Miss...Returned to the starting lineup at nose tackle against Houston...Made one assisted tackle on third down against Tulsa that forced a field goal. 2008 Played in 12 of 13 games in limited action on the defensive line and special teams...Was presented one of the Glenn Jones 12th Man Awards at the 2009 Blue-Gray Game... The award is given to players who lead through desire, dedication and courage. 2007 Named the Memphis Co-Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year at the 2007 post-season banquet...Participated in five of the team’s 13 games...Came in on the defense against Jacksonville State, UCF, Arkansas State, East Carolina and Florida Atlantic...Credited with his only tackle of the season, a solo stop, in the fourth quarter of the New Orleans Bowl...Had a productive spring practice session... Credited with three tackles and a fumble recovery in the 2008 Blue-Gray Game. 2006 Redshirted as a true freshman...Made the transition from offensive line to defensive line during spring workouts. Academic Highlights Earned his degree in criminology and criminal justice in May 2010...Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for six semesters (spring ‘06, ‘08 ,‘09 & ‘10; and fall ‘08 & ‘09)...Named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for 2008-09 and 2009-10...Earned recognition on the U of M Dean’s List for fall ‘08 and spring 2010. Prep Lettered four years for coach Philip Spain at First Assembly Christian School…Was primarily utilized as an offensive lineman…Selected as a member of the All-Shelby-Metro Team in 2004 and 2005…Selected as a team captain his senior season…Named Division 2 Class A all-state his last two seasons…FACS advanced to the playoffs all four of Bryant’s seasons…Also lettered in basketball and was named all-metro in 2004...Was also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Honor Society while at FACS...Participated on the chess team. Personal Charles Edward Bryant III is the son of Charles and Nancy Bryant...Born September 11, 1987, in Memphis, Tenn. Bryant’s Career Defensive Statistics YR

G/S

UT

AT TOT PD FR FF

TFL

SK

INT

2007

5/0

1

0

1

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0-0

2008

12/0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0-0

2009

10/6

4

4

8

0

0

0

2-3

0-0

0-0

Total 27/6

5

4

9

0

0

0

2-3

0-0

0-0

Bryant’s Career Highs Tackles: Solo Tackles: Assisted Tackles: Tackles For Loss:

3 (2x, last at UCF, 2009) 2 (vs. Ole Miss, 2009) 2 (at UCF, 2009) 1.5 (vs. Ole Miss, 2009)

Bryant’s 2009 Game-By-Game Defense Date

Opponent

9/6/09*

Ole Miss

UT AT TT TFL 2

1

3

1.5-3

0-0

SK

0

0

0-0

9/12/09*

MTSU

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/19/09

UT Martin

DNP - Injured

9/26/09

Marshall

DNP - Injured

10/3/09*

UCF

FF PB INT

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Da smine Cathey r-Ju n io r - 2 L 6-6 • 2 1 5 Me mph is, Te n n . Rid g e wa y HS 2009 Played in all 12 games on the defensive line and with the special teams unit...Led the team in special teams tackles with 11...Tied for first in punt return tackles with three and first in kickoff return tackles with eight...Finished the year with 20 tackles, including 11 solo stops, and had one TFL for a loss of five yards and an assisted sack for a loss of four...Had two assisted tackles in the season opener against Ole Miss, including an assist on a tackle for a loss of two yards on a third and one in the second quarter that forced a Rebel punt...Made a solo tackle on special teams against MTSU...Credited with two tackles against UT Martin, including an assist on a sack of Derek Carr for a loss of eight yards in the fourth quarter...Made one solo tackle on special teams against Marshall...Assisted on one special teams tackle against UCF...Had three solo tackles against UTEP, including two on the Tigers’ kick coverage...Made one assisted tackle on special teams against Southern Miss...Logged a solo tackle against East Carolina that held the Pirates short of a first down on third down...Made two solo tackles against Tennessee... Assisted on a tackle on special teams against UAB...Had a career-high four tackles against Houston with two coming on special teams...Recorded one solo tackle on defense against Tulsa...Made the transition from defensive end to linebacker during the spring 2010 practice session. 2008 One of eight true freshmen to see game action in 2008... Played in six of 13 games on special teams and with the defensive line...Made his collegiate debut on the defense in the season opener versus Ole Miss and had three fourth quarter tackles, including two solo stops...Missed the Rice and Marshall games with a minor knee injury... Returned from injury against Nicholls State to make one solo tackle and forced a fumble on a second half kickoff return...Credited with one assisted tackle against Arkansas State...Participated on special teams versus UAB and Louisville...Played in the St. Petersburg Bowl game but was not credited with a tackle...Closed out the season with five tackles. Prep Lettered at defensive end for coach John Cooley at Ridgeway High…Helped 2006 squad to an 11-1 record and was part of a defense that didn’t allow more than seven points a game…Credited with 93 tackles, including 19 sacks as a senior…Also recorded four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries…Logged five sacks against Bolton High…Twice named a Commercial Appeal Athlete of the Week in 2006…Honored after 12-tackle performance against Central in September, and his 12-tackle effort against Cordova in October…Considered one of the state’s top 5A linemen…Participated in the AutoZone/Liberty Bowl High School All-Star game…Two-time Best of the Preps finalist by the Commercial Appeal…Ranked as the 38th best weakside defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com… Also listed by Rivals.com as the 13th best prospect in the state…Also a member of the basketball team. Personal Dasmine Cathey is the son of Archie and Janice Cathey… Born January 26, 1989, in Memphis, Tenn. Cathey’s Career Defensive Statistics

1

2

3

0.5-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

YR

G/S

UT

TFL

SK

10/10/09* UTEP

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

2008

6/0

3

2

5

0

0

1

0-0

0-0

0-0

10/17/09* Southern Miss

1

0

1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

2009

12/0

11

9

20

0

0

0

1-5

.5-4

0-0

10/27/09

East Carolina

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

Total 18/0

14

11

25

0

0

1

1-5

.5-4

0-0

11/7/09

Tennessee

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/14/09

UAB

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/21/09* Houston

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/27/09

0

1

1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

Tulsa

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AT TOT PD FR FF

INT

Cathey’s Career Highs Tackles: Solo Tackles: Assisted Tackles:

4 (at Houston, 2009) 3 (vs. UTEP, 2009) 3 (at Houston, 2009)

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Cathey’s Career Highs Tackles For Loss: Sacks: Forced Fumbles:

Davis’ Career Highs 0.5 (2x, last vs. UT Martin, 2009) 0.5 (vs. UT Martin, 2009) 1 (vs. Nicholls State, 2008)

Cathey’s 2009 Game-By-Game Defense Date

Opponent

UT AT TT TFL

9/6/09

Ole Miss

0

2

2

9/12/09

MTSU

1

0

1

9/19/09

UT Martin

1

1

2

9/26/09

Marshall

1

0

1

10/3/09

UCF

0

1

1

10/10/09

UTEP

3

0

10/17/09

Southern Miss

0

1

10/27/09

East Carolina

1

11/7/09

Tennessee

11/14/09

.5-1

SK

FF PB INT

0-0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

.5-4

.5-4

0

0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

3

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

0

1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

2

0

2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

UAB

0

1

1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/21/09

Houston

1

3

4

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/27/09

Tulsa

1

0

1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

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A keem D a v is

P l a y ers

r - S o p homor e - 1L 6 - 1 • 195 L a u r el , Mi s s . L a u r e l H S / Jones County JC 2009 Started in the first two games of the season at free safety before suffering a season ending ACL injury against Middle Tennessee...Had knee surgery on Sept. 29, and missed the rest of the season...Started at free safety in his first game in a Tiger uniform in the season opener against Ole Miss...Made a team-best eight tackles, including seven solo stops...Logged one solo tackle against MTSU before leaving the game in the second quarter with an injury...Was limited during the spring practice session, but is expected to be ready for fall camp...Earned one of the Spring Iron Tiger Awards which was presented at the 2010 Blue-Gray Game. Academic Highlights Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the spring 2010 semester...Named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for 2009-10...Earned recognition on the U of M Dean’s List for spring 2010 semester. Junior College Played in eight games as a freshman for coach Eddie Pierce at Jones County Junior College...Started five games as a safety in 2008...Credited with 22 tackles – 13 solos and 9 assists...Registered one pass interception, which he returned 29 yards vs. Hinds...Also was a backup quarterback...Rushed five times for 12 yards and completed 2-of-3 passes for 13 yards. Prep Led Laurel High School to the State 4A championship in 2007...Threw for over 2,600 yards and rushed for 926 yards that year...Tossed 32 touchdown passes and logged 12 rushing touchdowns...Started as a cornerback at Laurel as a sophomore and was the starting quarterback as a junior and senior...Graduated in the top 25 of his class at Laurel with a 3.0 GPA...Also played on the basketball team and was a member of the 4A state-champion 800-meter relay team in track in 2008. Personal Akeem Davis is the son of Robert Davis and Karen Davis... Born December 25, 1989, in Laurel, Miss. Davis’ Career Defensive Statistics YR

G/S

UT

2009

2/2

8

AT TOT PD FR FF 1

9

0

0

0

TFL

SK

INT

0-0

0-0

0-0

Davis’ Career Highs Tackles: Solo Tackles:

8 (vs. Ole Miss, 2009) 7 (vs. Ole Miss, 2009)

Assisted Tackles:

1 (vs. Ole Miss, 2009)

Davis’ 2009 Game-By-Game Defense Date

Opponent

9/6/09*

Ole Miss

7

1

8

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/12/09*

MTSU

1

0

1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

#4

UT AT TT TFL

SK

FF PB INT

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Da ri us Da vis S e n ior - 3L 6-1 • 20 0 Memph is, Te n n . W h iteh ave n HS 2009 Played in all 12 games in the secondary...Made nine starts with the defense, and also participated on special teams... Ranked fifth on the team in tackles (54) and tied for third in pass breakups (5) and passes defended (6)...Averaged 4.5 tackles per game...Had five or more tackles in six games...Also made 28 solo tackles, an interception and had 2.5 TFLs for a loss of four yards...Made his second career start in the season opener against Ole Miss and posted five tackles, including his first career interception in Memphis territory...Logged one solo tackle against MTSU... Registered six tackles against UT Martin, including three solo stops...Assisted on a tackle for no gain in the fourth quarter on 3rd-and-1 to force a punt...Led the team with a career-high 12 tackles against Marshall, including five solo stops...Had his first career TFL for a loss of two yards and made a pass breakup...Ten of the 12 tackles were for gains of 10 yards or less...Tied for second on the team with seven tackles against UCF...Assisted on a TFL for a loss of two yards...Credited with five solo tackles and had a career-high two pass breakups against UTEP...Did not start against Southern Miss for the first time in the season and had two assisted tackles...Logged three tackles against East Carolina...Had two assisted tackles against Tennessee...Started against UAB and recorded two solo tackles and a pass breakup...Breakup came on a third down incomplete pass by Joe Webb in the third quarter that resulted in a Blazer punt...Started against Houston and had five tackles...Broke up a Case Keenum pass in the endzone in the first quarter...Had one TFL for a loss of a yard...Made his ninth start of the season against Tulsa and had four solo tackles with two coming on special teams...Earned one of the Leadership Awards, which was presented at the 2010 Blue-Gray Game. 2008 Played in all 13 games with one start at nickel against SMU...Saw action in the secondary and logged time with the special teams unit...Ended the season with 15 total tackles, nine of which were solo stops...Participated on the defense in the season opener against Ole Miss...Credited with one tackle on special teams versus Marshall...Registered one solo tackle on defense against Arkansas State...Recorded a career-high five tackles, three of which were solo stops, against Southern Miss...All five tackles were for short gains of five yards or less...Made his first career start in a six DB system against SMU...Logged one solo tackle against the Mustangs...Tallied one solo tackle against UCF...Upped his career best mark with six tackles in the St. Petersburg Bowl against USF...Logged three tackles in one single USF series in the second quarter. 2007 One of four true freshmen to see playing time in 2007... Played in eight games on special teams and as a corner... Made his first collegiate appearance on special teams against MTSU...Logged his first career series on defense against Tulane in the fourth quarter at corner and broke up a would-be touchdown pass in the quarter on third down...Tulane then missed the ensuing field goal attempt... Picked up his first two career tackles in the regular season finale against SMU...Saw action in the New Orleans Bowl against Florida Atlantic. Prep Played four years at Whitehaven High for coach Rodney Saulsberry…Captain of the squad in 2005 and 2006… 2010 Memphis Football Fact Book

Registered 54 tackles as a senior…Recorded four interceptions in ‘06…Returned one of his picks 75 yards for a TD against Trezevant…Named All-Shelby Metro in ‘06… Selected to the All-Region 8-5A team as a senior…Helped squad to a 6-4 record in ‘06…Participated in the Liberty Bowl High School All-Star game…Selected as the Top Defensive Player at WHS…Was the No. 38 cornerback prospect in the country according to Rivals.com…Tallied 30 tackles and four pass breakups in 2005…Attended the U.S. Army National Combine as a junior…Also a member of track team. Personal Darius Davis is the son of Earl and Jacquelyn Davis...Born July 3, 1989, in Memphis, Tenn. Davis’ Career Defensive Statistics YR

G/S

UT

TFL

SK

2007

8/0

2

AT TOT PD FR FF 0

2

1

0

0

0-0

0-0

INT 0-0

2008

13/1

9

6

15

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0-0

2009

12/9

28

26

54

6

0

0

2.5-4

0-0

1-4

Total 33/10

39

32

71

7

0

0

2.5-4

0-0

1-4

Davis’ Career Highs Tackles: Solo Tackles: Assisted Tackles: Tackles For Loss: Pass Breakups: Interceptions:

12 (vs. Marshall, 2009) 5 (2x, last vs. UTEP, 2009) 7 (vs. Marshall, 2009) 1 (2x, last at Houston, 2009) 2 (vs. UTEP, 2009) 1 (vs. Ole Miss, 2009)

Davis’ Career Game-By-Game Defense Date

Opponent

8/30/08

Ole Miss

UT AT TT TFL 0

0

0

0-0

0-0

SK

FF PB INT 0

0

0-0

9/6/08

Rice

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/13/08

Marshall

0

1

1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/20/08

Nicholls State

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/27/08

Arkansas St.

1

0

1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/2/08

UAB

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/10/08

Louisville

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/18/08

East Carolina

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/25/08

Southern Miss

3

2

5

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/8/08*

SMU

1

0

1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/22/08

UCF

1

0

1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/29/08

Tulane

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

12/20/08

USF

3

3

6

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/6/09*

Ole Miss

2

3

5

0-0

0-0

0

0

1-4

9/12/09*

MTSU

1

0

1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/19/09*

UT Martin

3

3

6

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/26/09*

Marshall

5

7

12

1-2

0-0

0

1

0-0

10/3/09*

UCF

3

4

7

0.5-1

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/10/09* UTEP

5

0

5

0-0

0-0

0

2

0-0

10/17/09

Southern Miss

0

2

2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/27/09

East Carolina

1

2

3

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/7/09

Tennessee

0

2

2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/14/09* UAB

2

0

2

0-0

0-0

0

1

0-0

11/21/09* Houston

2

3

5

1-1

0-0

0

1

0-0

11/27/09* Tulsa

4

0

4

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

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La va ris Edwards Ju n ior - 2 L 6-0 • 1 9 5 Mia mi , F la . Bay Point S ch o o ls 2009 Played in seven of 12 games on special teams and in the Tiger secondary...Finished tied for third on the team in pass breakups with five, and in passes defended with six...Had a pass breakup in four of his seven games played...Totaled 11 tackles with four solo stops and one interception...Made his first appearance of the season on special teams against UCF...Logged a career-high three tackles with two pass breakups against UTEP...First breakup came on third down in the second quarter to force a punt...Made two tackles


2010 Memphis Football Page 41 against Southern Miss...Had three tackles against East Carolina with a pass breakup...Registered one assisted tackle against Tennessee with an interception and a pass breakup...Recorded his first career interception on a pick off Vols quarterback Nick Stephens at the Memphis fiveyard line...Pass breakup against Tennessee came on third down to force a punt...Did not play against UAB...Made one assisted tackle against Houston...Credited with an assisted tackle and a pass breakup against Tulsa. 2008 Played in eight of 13 games on special teams and in the defensive secondary...One of just eight Tiger true freshmen to see action in 2008...Made his collegiate debut against Rice...Saw action in the Tiger secondary versus Tulane, and recorded a pass breakup on third down in the fourth quarter to force a punt...Played in the St. Petersburg Bowl against USF, but was not credited with a tackle. Prep Signed with the Tigers in May...Lettered four seasons for coach Don Chaney at Bay Point Schools in Miami...Played both wide receiver and defensive back...Helped his squad to a 6-4 record in 2007...Named all-county as a senior...Also lettered in track and was the 100- and 200-meter champion. Personal Lavaris Edwards is the son of Don Chaney...Born December 22, 1987, in Miami, Fla. Edwards’ Career Defensive Statistics YR

G/S

UT

TFL

SK

2008

8/0

0

AT TOT PD FR FF 0

0

1

0

0

0-0

0-0

INT 0-0

2009

7/0

4

7

11

6

0

0

0-0

0-0

1-1

Total 15/0

4

7

11

7

0

0

0-0

0-0

1-1

Edwards’ Career Highs 3 (2x, last vs. East Carolina, 2009) 2 (vs. UTEP, 2009) 2 (vs. East Carolina, 2009) 2 (vs. UTEP, 2009) 1 (at Tennessee, 2009)

Edwards’ 2009 Game-By-Game Defense Date

Opponent

9/6/09

Ole Miss

UT AT TT TFL

DNP

SK

9/12/09

MTSU

DNP

FF PB INT

9/19/09

UT Martin

DNP

9/26/09

Marshall

DNP

10/3/09

UCF

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/10/09

UTEP

2

1

3

0-0

0-0

0

2

0-0

10/17/09

Southern Miss

1

1

2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/27/09

East Carolina

1

2

3

0-0

0-0

0

1

0-0

11/7/09

Tennessee

0

1

1

0-0

0-0

0

1

1-1

11/14/09

UAB

11/21/09

Houston

0

1

1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/27/09

Tulsa

0

1

1

0-0

0-0

0

1

0-0

DNP

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J oh nnie F a rms Fr es hman 6- 2 • 305 Per r y, G a. Per r y H S H a r g r ave Mi l i tar y Enrolled in school in January and was announced in February as a member of the signing class of 2010... Practiced with the squad in the spring and is eligible for game action in 2010. Prep Originally signed with North Carolina in February 2009 before joining the squad at Hargrave Military Academy... Played for Coach Robert Prunty at Hargrave...Ranked No. 16 on the Rivals.com prep school Top 50 list...A four-star lineman at Perry High School according to Rivals.com... Played at PHS for coach Andy Scott...Listed by Rivals. com and Scout.com as the No. 11 offensive guard in the country out of high school...Considered the No. 9 prospect

Personal Johnnie Farms is the son of Johnnie Farms Sr, and Larzarnia Adkison...Born September 17, 1990, in Perry, Ga. #6

W ide

Receiver

Bi lly Fo ster r-Ju n ior 5 -10 • 18 5 F t. L a u d e r da le, F la . S tr an a h a n HS / Co lle ge of th e S eq u o ias

2009 Was sidelined for the 2009 season after suffering a major ankle injury that required surgery during fall camp...Was able to practice fully during the spring session. Junior College Played two seasons for coach Curtis Allen at College of the Sequoias...Played in 10 games in 2008...Led COS with 30 catches for 355 yards and three touchdowns...Had a long reception of 85 yards last season...Caught a season-high six passes against West Hills...Scored two receiving TDs versus Sierra...One of just three COS receivers to tally multiple touchdown receptions...Also rushed for 216 yards and three touchdowns on 31 carries...Scored twice from the run against Hartnell...Posted a long run of 58 yards... Completed 4-of-7 pass attempts...Versatile athlete who also totaled 108 yards on eight punt returns...Led COS in kick returns, rolling off 573 yards and one touchdown on 21 returns...Ranked second on the team in scoring with 42 points...Led the team in all-purpose yardage with 1,252 total yards...Named All-Valley Conference as a return specialist in `08...Played in 10 games as a freshman, registering 12 catches for 168 yards...Second on the squad in kickoff return yards with 244 on 13 returns...Was fourth on the team in all-purpose yards with 466. Prep Played quarterback for coach Roderick Taplin at Stranahan HS...Scored on a 63-yard run against South Plantation... Finished the game with 106 yards rushing...Earned team’s player of the year honors at SHS...Named honorable mention All-Broward 6A-4A by the Miami Herald as a senior... Logged an 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in 2005 in a 42-32 win over Plantation. Personal Ralph C. Foster is the son of Billy Canion and Bonita Hargrett...Born January 4, 1989, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Linebacker

DeR o n Furr r-S o p h o mor e - 1L 6 -3 • 22 5 Co lumbu s, Ga. Ca r ver HS Au b u r n

2009 Played in all 12 games on special teams and with the Tiger defense...Was inserted into the starting lineup at linebacker in the final two games of the season...Closed out the year with 15 tackles, including seven solo stops and a pass breakup...10 of his 15 tackles came in the final two games...Made his collegiate debut in the season opener against Ole Miss on special teams...Assisted on one tackle against the Rebels on the kick off coverage team...Did not play against Southern Miss...Tallied two tackles against Tennessee...Posted two tackles against UAB...Made his first collegiate start at linebacker against Houston and had a career-high seven tackles with a pass breakup...Started against Tulsa and made three tackles, including two solo stops...All three tackles held Tulsa to three yards or less...Received one of the Chris Faros Most 2010 Memphis Football Fact Book

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Improved Player Awards and the Spring Iron Tiger Award at the 2010 Blue-Gray Game. 2008 Signed with Auburn and enrolled there in January 2008 after graduating a semester early from Carver High...Went through spring drills as a QB, but switched to defensive back before the start of fall camp...Early in fall camp, decided to leave Auburn and transfer to Memphis...Had to sit out the 2008 season due to NCAA transfer guidelines...Had a productive spring and was named the Defensive MVP of the 2009 Blue-Gray Game after logging seven tackles and an interception, which he returned for a touchdown. Academic Highlights Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the spring 2009 semester. Prep Earned Ledger-Enquirer All-Bi-City Offensive Player of the Year honors as a senior as Carver HS, passing for 1,567 yards and 13 touchdowns, while rushing for 742 yards and 15 touchdowns...Named Class AAA Offensive Player of the Year by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and firstteam All-State selection by the AJC and Georgia Sports Writers Association as a senior...Led team to its first state championship as a senior and semifinals as a junior...As a junior, threw for 1,300 yards and 14 scores, while adding 730 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground...Ranked as the No. 31 athlete nationally by Rivals.com...Also ranked as the No. 22 prospect in Georgia by Rivals.com...Ranked No. 32 nationally among quarterbacks by Scout.com...The No. 40-ranked prospect from Georgia by SuperPrep...Named to PrepStar’s All-Southeast Region team. Personal DeRon Furr is the son of Brenda and DeRon Furr, Sr.... Born Sept. 27, 1989. Furr’s Career Defensive Statistics YR

G/S

UT

2009

12/2

7

AT TOT PD FR FF 8

15

1

0

0

TFL

SK

INT

0-0

0-0

0-0

Furr’s Career Highs Tackles: Solo Tackles: Assisted Tackles: Pass Breakup:

7 (at Houston, 2009) 3 (at Houston, 2009) 4 (at Houston, 2009) 1 (at Houston, 2009)

Furr’s 2009 Game-By-Game Defense Date

Opponent

9/6/09

Ole Miss

UT AT TT TFL 0

1

1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/12/09

MTSU

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/19/09

UT Martin

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/26/09

Marshall

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/3/09

UCF

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/10/09

UTEP

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/17/09

Southern Miss

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/27/09

East Carolina

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/7/09

Tennessee

1

1

2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/14/09

UAB

1

1

2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/21/09* Houston

3

4

7

0-0

0-0

0

1

0-0

11/27/09* Tulsa

2

1

3

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

#10

SK

FF PB INT

Quar terback

Will Gil christ r-Fr e sh m a n - HS 6-2 • 2 0 0 S ava n n a h , Te n n . Har din Co u n t y HS 2009 Redshirted during the 2009 season...Was presented the Ralph Hatley Award at the 2010 Blue-Gray Game... Completed all seven pass attempts and tossed a 10-yard touchdown pass in the spring scrimmage.

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Tackles: Solo Tackles: Assisted Tackles: Pass Breakups: Interceptions:

in Georgia by SuperPrep...Was a SuperPrep All-American and the No. 16 offensive lineman in the country...Selected to the Atlanta Journal & Constitution Super 11 team... Rated the No. 15 prospect in Georgia by Rivals.com... ESPN.com ranked him among the top 30 offensive guards in the country...Was also a member of PrepStar’s High School All-America Team...Was twice named first-team all-state in Georgia.


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Academic Highlights Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the 2009 fall and 2010 spring semesters...Named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for 2009-10. Prep A four-year letterwinner for coach William McAdams at Hardin County High...Rated as the No. 1 quarterback in Tennessee by Rivals.com and Tennessee Football Magazine...Nominated for the Joe Montana High School National QB of the Year award...A three-star prospect according to Rivals.com...Rated as the No. 22 dual-threat QB nationally by Rivals.com...Helped his squad to state playoff appearances all four years...2008 squad was 7-4 on the year...Completed 134 of 239 pass attempts for 2,131 yards and 29 touchdowns in 2008...The yards, attempts and touchdowns are all school records...Also rushed for 835 yards and seven touchdowns on 124 carries as a senior...Holds school record in single season all-purpose yards (2,966) and rushing/passing TDs (36)...Had stellar games versus Lexington (294 passing yds, 5 TD passes, 52 rushing yds) and McNairy (274 passing yds, 5 TDs, 105 rushing yds) in 2008...Responsible for six touchdowns (5 passing, 1 rushing) as a junior versus Jackson Central Merry...Set a school record for passing yards in a game with 320 versus Lexington in 2006...Also tossed four TDs in that game...Finished his career with school records in passing yards (5,743), attempts (620), completions (360), TD passes (71), TDs responsible for (86) and rushing/ passing yards combined (7,166)...Selected as a first-team all-state pick as a junior and senior...Was a 4-A Mr. Football finalist in 2008...Selected by Tennessee Football Magazine as a first-team All-State Phenom teamer and as the West Tennessee Player of the Year...Was a three-time all-region honoree after leading the region in passing from 2006-08... Honored by the Jackson Sun as an All-West Tennessee selection as well as West Tennessee Sophomore and Junior of the Year...Also played basketball at HCHS and was named all-district all four years...Scored over 1,000 points and has dished out over 500 assists. Personal William Guinn Gilchrist is the son of Anthony and MaryAnn Gilchrist...Born February 23, 1990, in Jackson, Tenn. #5

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Back

D . A . G riffin r - S eni or - 2L 5 - 1 1 • 200 Mi l l b r ook, Al a. S t a n h o pe El mor e H S I t a wamba CC

2009 Opened the season as a first-team selection on the preseason All-C-USA Team as a kick returner...Played in eight of 12 games, with eight starts in the secondary...Missed the final four games of the season with an injury...Finished second on the team in pass breakups (6)...Ranked second on the team in punt return yards (19), punt returns (6) and punt return average (3.2)...Tied for fourth on the team in special teams tackles with five, and fourth in kickoff return tackles with five...Tied for eighth on the team in tackles with 42...Also had 28 solo tackles and a forced fumble...Had a 19-game starting streak end against Tennessee when he missed the game with an injury...Logged a pass breakup in five of his last nine games played and totaled seven in the span...Started in the season opener against Ole Miss at cornerback and finished with seven tackles, including five solo stops...Made a career best two pass breakups against the Rebels...One of his breakups came on third down in the third quarter to force a punt...Racked up six solo tackles and a pass breakup on third down against MTSU...Matched his career high in pass breakups with two against UT Martin along with six tackles...Entered the game on offense in the second quarter and had his first career pass completion for 14 yards to Duke Calhoun... Made five tackles against Marshall, including four solo stops...Forced a Darius Marshall fumble in the second quarter that was recovered by Memphis...Registered four tackles with three solo stops against UCF...Also had his first kick return of the season for 17 yards...Had one pass breakup and a solo tackle against UTEP...Also returned one kick for 14 yards...Made four tackles against Southern Miss with all four on stops of five yards or less...Recorded

a season high nine tackles against East Carolina...Two of his assisted tackles held the Pirates short of the first down marker on third down...Did not play against Tennessee, UAB, Houston and Tulsa due to an injury...Had surgery on his ankle following spring practice. 2008 Signed with the Tigers in mid-March 2008 as a transfer from Itawamba Community College...Selected as a 2008 All-Conference USA Honorable Mention...Played in all 13 games, starting at corner in the final 11 straight meetings... Ended the season ranked 53rd nationally in punt return average, with a mark of 8.3 yards per return...Ranked second in C-USA in punt return average...Closed out the season ranked fourth on the team in tackles with 64, and was tied for second on the team in pass breakups with four... Returned at least one punt in eight games and registered at least one kickoff return in five games...Credited with a tackle in all 13 games, and tallied at least five tackles in six games...Logged his first 100-yard return game with 107 yards on six kickoff returns versus USF in the bowl game...Totaled 100-plus all-purpose yards in the final three games of the season...Made his Memphis debut in the season opener against Ole Miss on the defense and had three tackles...Registered three solo tackles on both special teams and in the Tiger secondary against Rice... Made his first career start versus Marshall at cornerback, and led the team with nine tackles, including eight assisted stops...Made his second career start at cornerback in the Nicholls State game, and registered one solo tackle in the game...Tied for the team lead with nine tackles, four of which were solo stops, against Arkansas State...Combined with Corey Mills in the third quarter for a tackle for a loss of three yards on 3rd-and-3...Broke up a pass on third down in the third quarter...Forced a Corey Leonard fumble that was recovered by Memphis to open the fourth quarter... Returned his first career punt for seven yards against the Red Wolves...Against UAB, tied for second on the team with eight tackles, including five solo stops...Assisted on a tackle to stop the Blazers on 3rd-and-goal and forced a field goal in the first quarter...Broke up a pass in the end zone in the second quarter...Made two tackles on third down short of the first down marker...Returned one punt for a season high 20 yards...Had a career-high five punt returns for a total of 26 yards versus Louisville...Credited with five tackles, including an assisted stop for a loss of four yards against East Carolina...Recovered a fumble forced by Lester Lawson in the second quarter, and returned it 10 yards to the ECU 28...Returned kickoffs for the first time and had 95 yards on four returns, with a long of 28... Registered a career-high 10 tackles, seven of which were solo stops, against Southern Miss...Returned four punts for 46 yards with a season-long 30-yard return...Averaged 11.5 yards per punt return...Broke up an Austin Davis pass in the fourth quarter...Registered five kick returns for 89 yards, with a long of 33 yards, versus UCF...Also returned five punts for 38 yards and a 7.6 yard return average...One of his three tackles in the game was on third down in the first quarter for no gain to force a punt...Totaled 109 allpurpose yards on special teams against Tulane...Returned two kickoffs for 75 yards and had four punt returns for 34 yards...Also recovered a blocked Green Wave field goal in the second quarter and returned it 19 yards...Returned a Memphis season long kick 50 yards to the Tulane 45 in the third quarter that resulted in a Tiger touchdown on the ensuing drive...Totaled three solo tackles in a start at cornerback...Credited with six tackles, including five solo stops, in the St. Petersburg Bowl...Also logged a pass breakup in the game...Registered five kickoff returns of double digit yardage, including long returns of 19, 24 and 25 yards en route to his first 100-yard return game...Tallied 107 yards on six kick returns against USF. Junior College Lettered two seasons as a wide receiver and kick returner for coach Jeff Terrill at Itawamba Community College...Had his 2007 season cut short when he broke his sternum in the second game of the season versus Co-Lin...Caught a game-high eight passes for 110 yards before leaving the game...ICC finished the season at 8-2 and advanced to the MACJC playoffs for the fourth straight season...Totaled 15 receptions for 146 yards and a touchdown in his first two games...Played in seven games as a freshman and was in the top 10 nationally in receiving yards...Named an honorable mention All-American and was an all-state 2010 Memphis Football Fact Book

honoree while at ICC...Ended the 2006 season with 25 receptions for 331 yards and a touchdown. Prep Prepped at Stanhope Elmore High School for coach Jeff Foache...Was a four-year starter as a receiver and defensive back...Squad advanced to the state semifinals twice...Was an all-state and all-metro honoree...One of his top performances was against Heweytown High when he logged eight receptions for 250 yards and three touchdowns... Also played baseball at SEHS and helped his squad to a state championship his senior season...Was an all-state pick as an outfielder. Personal D.A. Griffin is the son of Maurice and Audrey Griffin..Born January 9, 1988, in Dayton, Ohio. Griffin’s Career Defensive Statistics YR

G/S

UT

AT TOT PD

FR

FF

TFL

SK

INT

2008

13/11

37

27

64

4

1-10

1

2.5-7

0-0

0-0

2009

8/8

28

14

42

6

0-0

1

0-0

0-0

0-0

65

41

106

10

1-10

2

2.5-7

0-0

0-0

Total 21/19

Griffin’s Punt Return Statistics YR 2008 2009 Total

G 13 8 21

NO 23 6 29

YDS 190 19 209

TD 0 0 0

LG 30 16 30

AVG 8.3 3.2 7.5

LG 50 17 50

AVG 21.3 15.5 20.7

Griffin’s Kick Return Statistics YR 2008 2009 Total

G 13 8 21

NO 18 2 20

YDS 383 31 414

TD 0 0 0

Griffin’s Career Highs Tackles: Solo Tackles: Assisted Tackles: Tackles For Loss: Fumble Recoveries: Forced Fumbles: Pass Breakup: Punt Returns: Punt Return Yards: Long Punt Return: Kick Returns: Kick Return Yards: Long Kick Return:

10 (vs. Southern Miss, 2008) 7 (vs. Southern Miss, 2008) 8 (at Marshall, 2008) 1.5 (at Marshall, 2008) 1 (at East Carolina, 2008) 1 (2x; last vs. Marshall, 2009) 2 (2x; last vs. UT Martin, 2009) 5 (2x; last vs. UCF, 2008) 46 (vs. Southern Miss, 2008) 30 (vs. Southern Miss, 2008) 6 (vs. USF, 2008) 107 (vs. USF, 2008) 50 (vs. Tulane, 2008)

Griffin’s Career Game-By-Game Defense Date

Opponent

8/30/08

Ole Miss

UT AT TT TFL SK FF PB INT 2

1

3

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/6/08

Rice

3

0

3

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/13/08*

Marshall

1

8

9

1.5-3 0-0

0

0

0-0

9/20/08*

Nicholls State

1

0

1

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/27/08*

Arkansas State

4

5

9

0.5-2 0-0

1

1

0-0

10/2/08*

UAB

5

3

8

0-0

0-0

0

1

0-0

10/10/08* Louisville

1

1

2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/18/08* East Carolina

2

3

5

0.5-2 0-0

0

0

0-0

10/25/08* Southern Miss

7

3

10

0-0

0-0

0

1

0-0

11/8/08*

SMU

2

0

2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/22/08* UCF

1

2

3

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/29/08* Tulane

3

0

3

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

12/20/08* USF

5

1

6

0-0

0-0

0

1

0-0

9/6/09*

Ole Miss

5

2

7

0-0

0-0

0

2

0-0

9/12/09*

MTSU

6

0

6

0-0

0-0

0

1

0-0

9/19/09*

UT Martin

4

2

6

0-0

0-0

0

2

0-0

9/26/09*

Marshall

4

1

5

0-0

0-0

1

0

0-0

10/3/09*

UCF

3

1

4

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/10/09* UTEP

1

0

1

0-0

0-0

0

1

0-0

10/17/09* Southern Miss

2

2

4

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/27/09* East Carolina

3

6

9

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

0-0


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Tennessee

DNP - Injured

11/14/09

UAB

DNP - Injured

11/21/09

Houston

DNP - Injured

11/27/09

Tulsa

DNP - Injured

Griffin’s Career Game-By-Game Punt Return Date 9/27/08 10/2/08 10/10/08 10/18/08 10/25/08 11/8/08 11/22/08 11/29/08 12/20/08 9/6/09 9/12/09 9/19/09

Opponent Arkansas State UAB Louisville East Carolina Southern Miss SMU UCF Tulane USF Ole Miss MTSU UT Martin

NO YDS TD 1 7 0 1 20 0 5 26 0 1 3 0 4 46 0 2 16 0 5 38 0 4 34 0 0 0 0 2 19 0 3 0 0 1 0 0

LG AVG 7 7.0 20 20 12 5.2 3 3.0 30 11.5 15 8.0 15 7.6 14 8.5 0 0.0 16 9.5 3 0.0 0 0.0

Griffin’s Career Game-By-Game Kick Return Date 10/18/08 10/25/08 11/22/08 11/29/08 12/20/08 10/3/09 10/10/09

Opponent East Carolina Southern Miss UCF Tulane USF UCF UTEP #60

NO YDS TD 4 95 0 1 17 0 5 89 0 2 75 0 6 107 0 1 17 0 1 14 0

LG AVG 28 23.8 17 17.0 33 17.8 50 37.5 25 17.8 17 17.0 14 14.0

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r - Fr es hman 6- 2 • 335 Fol ks ton, G a. C h a r l t on County H S 2009 Redshirted during the 2009 season. Prep Played for coach Richard McWhorter at Charlton County High...Worked with the offensive line and at defensive tackle...Was a starter on both sides of the ball...Helped team to a 9-2 record, a region championship and a playoff appearance in 2008...Named first-team all-region for his work as an offensive guard...Earned team’s Most Valuable Player honors as a senior...Selected to the GACA All-State team...Logged 25 tackles and a fumble recovery in 2008... Nominated for Region Player of the Year honors...Listed on the Georgia 150 Top Recruits as a defensive tackle by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution...Squad was 11-1 and reached the state quarterfinals in 2007. Personal Ricky Hart is the son of Angela Williams and Ricky Hart... Born January 17, 1991, in Waycross, Ga. #40

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Back

Br and o n H a y es Fr es hman 5- 9 • 200 C hi ca go, Il l . W h i t e Stati on (TN ) H S Joined the Tigers during the spring practice session... Was having a productive spring until suffering a knee injury (ACL) in the Blue-Gray Game...Underwent surgery to repair his right knee in May, and is hopeful for a return to the field in the fall. Prep Played locally for one season at White Station High for coach Devin Rutherford after moving to Memphis from Chicago...Rushed for 1,750 yards and 19 touchdowns on

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P a ulo Henriques S o p h o mor e - 1L 5 -10 • 21 5 We st Memph is, Ar k . West Memph is HS 2009 Played in all 12 games, and handled every kickoff as a true freshman...Booted 54 kickoffs and averaged 61.8 yards with four touchbacks...Also had four tackles on special teams, tying for fifth on the team in kickoff return tackles... Made his collegiate debut as a true freshman in the season opener against Ole Miss on kickoffs...Had three kickoffs for an average distance of 63.3 yards with one touchback... Booted three kickoffs against Middle Tennessee with one going back for a touchback...Logged a career-high eight kickoffs against UT Martin with an average distance of 63 yards...Made four kickoffs against Marshall for an average distance of 63.2 yards...Had three kickoffs against UCF for an average of 61.3 yards...Registered six kickoffs against UTEP for an average of 60.8 yards and had two assisted tackles on the returns...Made five kickoffs against Southern Miss with an average distance of 59.8 yards...Logged five kickoffs against East Carolina for an average distance of 62.6 yards...Made five kickoffs against Tennessee with an average depth of 59.8 yards...Had three kickoffs against UAB for a season high average length of 68.7 yards...Logged three kickoffs against Houston for an average distance of 56.7 yards...Made six kickoffs against Tulsa and had a career best two touchbacks...Averaged 60.3 yards per kick against the Golden Hurricane and made one solo tackle on a kickoff return...Received the Special Teams Award at the 2010 Blue-Gray Game. Prep Lettered three seasons as a punter and kicker for coach Lanny Dauksch at West Memphis High...Was 44 of 45 on PATs in 2008...Averaged 43 yards per punt and was 9 of 13 on field goals...The four misses were from distances of 55 or more yards...Handled kickoffs for West Memphis and 94 percent of his attempts were for touchbacks...Squad was 10-1-1 in 2008 and reached the state semifinals...Served as a team captain in 2008...Booted a 53-yard field goal in 2007 versus Searcy...53-yard kick broke a 20-year school record...Was 11 of 16 on field goals as a junior...Hit 33 of 35 PATs in 2007...Named Commercial Appeal Player of the Week in October ‘07 for hitting field goals of 38 and 51 yards in a 40-7 win over Mountain Home...Selected to the 2007 Shelby Suburban Team by the Commercial Appeal...Squad was conference champions in 2006, 2007 and 2008...Earned several honors in high school, including all-state (2007-08), all-conference (2006-08), all-county (2007)...Selected to the KAIT8 Super Team in 2007 and 2008...Participated in the Arkansas All-Star Football game...Also lettered three years for the WMHS soccer team...Earned all-state and all-conference honors from 2006-08...Won the kicking competition at an LSU kickers camp...Finished No. 1 among 120 kickers in field goals and No. 3 in kickoffs. Personal Paulo Alexandre Henriques is the son of Joao and Cheryl Henriques...Born November 12, 1990, in Johannesburg, South Africa...Family is originally from Johannesburg, 2010 Memphis Football Fact Book

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South Africa, and came to the United States when Paulo was a junior high student. Henriques’ Kickoff Statistics YR

G

NO RET YDS

AVG

2009

12

54

61.8

49

3,338

TB OB 4

1

FC

OSK

0

1

Henriques’ Career Highs Kickoffs: Touchbacks:

8 (vs. UT Martin, 2009) 2 (at Tulsa, 2009)

Henriques’ 2009 Game-By-Game Kicking Date

Opponent

9/6/09

Ole Miss

0

0

0

0

3

63.3

1

9/12/09

MTSU

0

0

0

0

3

64.3

1

0

9/19/09

UT Martin

0

0

0

0

8

63.0

0

0

9/26/09

Marshall

0

0

0

0

4

63.2

0

1

10/3/09

UCF

0

0

0

0

3

61.3

0

0

10/10/09 UTEP

0

0

0

0

6

60.8

0

0

10/17/09 Southern Miss

0

0

0

0

5

59.8

0

0

10/27/09 East Carolina

0

0

0

0

5

62.6

0

0

11/7/09

0

0

0

0

5

59.8

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

68.7

0

0

11/21/09 Houston

0

0

0

0

3

56.7

0

0

11/27/09 Tulsa

0

0

0

0

6

60.3

2

0

Tennessee

11/14/09 UAB

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M a rcus Hightower S op h o m o r e - 1 L 6-2 • 1 9 5 Me mph is, Te n n . W h iteh ave n HS 2009 Played in nine of 12 games as a true freshman at running back and on special teams...Led the team in kickoff return yards (535) and kick returns (24)...Finished second in kick return average (22.3)...Second on the team with 14 plays of 20 yards or more (13 kickoff, 1 rush)...Averaged 65.1 all-purpose yards per game...Had two 100-yard kickoff return games...Also had five rushes for 34 yards and a touchdown and two receptions for 17 yards...His 24 kickoff returns ranks tied for seventh in school history in single-season returns and his 535 kick return yards also ranks seventh...His nine kickoff returns against Houston tied for the highest total in the NCAA FBS in ‘09 and his 169 kickoff return yards against the Cougars ranked as the 46th highest...Both totals marked school single-game records...Made his collegiate debut as a true freshman in the season opener against Ole Miss...Came in on the kickoff return team in the fourth quarter...Had his first career reception for no yardage against Marshall...Also made his first kick return in the game for 27 yards...Returned two kickoffs at UCF for 55 yards with a long return of 37...Did not play against UTEP, Southern Miss and East Carolina due to an injury...On his first career run, rushed 36 yards for a touchdown against Tennessee...The rush was the longest running play for Memphis in ‘09...Totaled two rushes for 42 yards...Also had a career high-five kickoff returns for 80 yards...Totaled 122 all purpose yards...Had his first career 100-yard kickoff return game with 117 yards on four returns, including a career-long 45-yard return in the first quarter...Caught a career-long 17-yard reception...Had 126 all-purpose yards in the game...Set a school singlegame record in kick returns and kickoff return yards with nine returns for 169 yards against Houston...It was his second-straight 100-yard kickoff return game...Returned three kicks for 87 yards against Tulsa with returns of 23, 28 and 36 yards. Prep Coached by Rodney Saulsberry at Whitehaven High...Was a versatile athlete for the Tigers who played running back, flanker, slot receiver, defensive back and was a return specialist...Named a Commercial Appeal Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 4, 2007 after rushing for 126 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries versus Fairley...Also threw a 30-yard touchdown pass and snagged an interception in the 35-6 win...Earned Offensive Player of the Week honors

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185 carries as a senior...Had a stellar performance against Germantown High with 253 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries in the state quarterfinals...Named Offensive Player of the Week by the Commercial Appeal on Nov. 18, 2008, after rushing for 195 yards and two touchdowns against Millington High in the second round of the playoffs...Also tallied three receiving touchdowns as a senior...Helped squad to a 10-4 record and an appearance in the state semifinals in 2008...Was a 2008 Best of the Preps selection by the Commercial Appeal...Also named all-metro, all-region and all-state as a senior...Participated in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl All-Star Game...Also lettered for the baseball team as a shortstop at WSHS.


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again on Oct. 16, 2007 after rolling off 251 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries in the Tigers’ 32-6 Region 8-5A win over previously-undefeated Houston High...Tallied 194 of his 251 yards in the second half...Had touchdown runs of 53 and 80 yards as well as a 39-yard kickoff return against Houston...Was a 2007 All-Region 8-5A selection...Tabbed by the Commercial Appeal as a Shelby-Metro Most Wanted prospect in 2007...Named to the 2007 MIAA 4A-5A Best of the Preps Team by the Commercial Appeal...Selected to the 5A All-State team by the Tennessee Football Coaches Association...Helped squad to a 10-2 record and an appearance in the state playoffs...Whitehaven ranked No. 4 in the final Commercial Appeal Dandy Dozen poll...Invited to participate in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School all-star game...Returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown in a win over Collierville High in 2006...Ran track at WHS and was on the 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams as a freshman. Personal Marcus Marchae Hightower is the son of Linda Hyde... Born December 30, 1989, in Jackson, Miss. Hightower’s Career Receiving Statistics YR 2009

G/S 9/0

NO 2

YDS 17

AVG 8.5

TDS 0

LG 17

Hightower’s Career Rushing Statistics YR 2009

G/S 9/0

NO 5

YDS 34

AVG 6.8

TDS 1

LG 36

Hightower’s Kick Return Statistics YR 2009

G 9/0

NO 24

YDS 535

TD 0

LG 45

AVG 22.3

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Hightower’s Career Highs Receptions: Receiving Yards: Long Reception: Rushes: Rushing Yards: Long Rush: Rushing Touchdowns: Kickoff Returns: Kickoff Return Yards: Long Kickoff Return:

1 (2 games, last vs. UAB, 2009) 17 (vs. UAB, 2009) 17 (vs. UAB, 2009) 3 (vs. UAB, 2009) 42 (at Tennessee, 2009) 36 (at Tennessee, 2009) 1 (at Tennessee, 2009) 9 (at Houston, 2009) 169 (at Houston, 2009) 45 (vs. UAB, 2009)

Hightower’s 2009 Game-By-Game Kick Return Date 9/6/09 9/12/09 9/19/09 9/26/09 10/3/09 10/10/09 10/17/09 10/27/09 11/7/09 11/14/09 11/21/09 11/27/09

Opponent Ole Miss MTSU UT Martin Marshall UCF UTEP Southern Miss East Carolina Tennessee UAB Houston Tulsa

NO YDS TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 27 0 2 55 0 DNP DNP DNP 5 80 0 4 117 0 9 169 0 3 87 0

LG AVG 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 27 27.0 37 27.5

30 45 27 36

16.0 29.3 18.8 29.0

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

G/S

UT

2009

12/0

11

AT TOT PD FR FF 9

20

0

0

0

TFL

SK

INT

1-3

0-0

0-0

Holloway’s Career Highs Tackles: Solo Tackles: Assisted Tackles: Tackles For Loss:

6 (at Tennessee, 2009) 3 (at Tennessee, 2009) 4 (vs. East Carolina, 2009) 0.5 (2 games, last at Tennessee, 2009)

Holloway’s 2009 Game-By-Game Defense Date

Opponent

9/6/09

Ole Miss

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/12/09

MTSU

1

0

1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/19/09

UT Martin

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

Ri c ky H o l l o w a y

9/26/09

Marshall

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/3/09

UCF

1

0

1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

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UTEP

0

1

1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/17/09

Southern Miss

2

0

2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/27/09

East Carolina

0

4

4

0.5-2

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/7/09

Tennessee

3

3

6

0.5-1

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/14/09

UAB

1

0

1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/21/09

Houston

1

1

2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/27/09

Tulsa

2

0

2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

#44

Linebacker

2009 Played in all 12 games with the defense and as a member of the special teams unit...Second on the team in special teams tackles with eight...Tied for second on the team with seven kickoff return tackles...Finished the year with 20 tackles and one TFL for a total loss of three yards...Posted 11 solo tackles...Made his collegiate debut in the season opener against Ole Miss on special teams...Recorded his

UT AT TT TFL

SK

FF PB INT

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M it ch Hu el sing r-S o p h o m o r e - 1 L 6 -2 • 1 9 5 Mu n fo r d, Te n n . Mu n fo r d HS 2009 Played in six of 12 games, primarily on special teams... Made his career debut on special teams against Southern Miss...Received the Glenn Jones 12th Man Award at the 2010 Blue-Gray Game. 2008 Joined the Tiger defense during fall camp in 2008... Redshirted during the 2008 season. Academic Highlights Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for three semesters (fall ‘08 & ‘09 and spring ‘09)...Was a member of the Tiger Academic 30 for fall 2009, an award that honors the top 30 student-athletes in the department...Named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for 2008-09 and 2009-10... Earned the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal for 2008-09 and 2009-10...Was on the U of M Dean’s List for fall 2008 and 2009, and spring 2009 semesters. Prep Lettered three seasons as a quarterback and safety for coach Wayne Randall at Munford High School...Former MHS teammate of defensive lineman Tommy Walker... Helped his 2008 squad to a 7-4 record and a showing in the region championship game...Named all-region as a senior after passing for 600 yards and 12 touchdowns, and also totaling 100 tackles and four forced fumbles... Also logged four interceptions as a safety in 2008...Also helped his 2007 squad to a region championship...Finished his career with 2,200 yards and 40 touchdowns as well as 130 tackles, five forced fumbles and six picks. Personal Mitchell Eugene Huelsing is the son of John and Nancy Huelsing...Born November 3, 1989...His brother, Tyler, played on the Tiger baseball team (2007-2010). #36

Linebacker

Ja mo n Hu ghes r-S en ior - 1 L 6 -0 • 2 4 5 Ro lling For k , M iss. Hu mph r eys Co u n t y HS Mississipp i S t at e

2009 Played in all 12 games, with four-straight starts at linebacker at the end of the year...Led the team in tackles (87) and finished tied for third in TFLs with 5.5 for a loss of 13 yards... Led the team in solo tackles (46)...Averaged 7.3 tackles per game and had five or more tackles in seven games and had six or more tackles in the last six games...Averaged 11.2 tackles per game in the last six games and led the team in tackles in the final four games...His 18 tackles against Houston ranked tied for the ninth highest total in the NCAA FBS in ‘09...Ranked tied for 17th in C-USA in tackles per game (7.2)...Made his Memphis debut in the season opener against Ole Miss and finished with three tackles...Recorded three solo tackles against MTSU with one stop holding Dwight Dasher to a one-yard rush and short of the first down on a 3rd-and-4 in the third quarter... Had five tackles against UT Martin with three solo stops and a TFL for a loss of a yard...All six tackles stopped the Skyhawks short of a first down...Made three assisted tackles against Marshall...Had three tackles against UCF... Stopped the Knights short of a first down on 3rd-and-5 in the second quarter on the Memphis 11 to force a field goal attempt...Had one TFL for a loss of a yard...Tied a career best with two TFLs for a loss of nine yards against UTEP... Had solo TFLs of three and six yards...Finished second on the team with seven tackles against Southern Miss, including four solo stops...All seven tackles held USM to five yards or less...Credited with six tackles against East Carolina with four solo stops...Led the team with 14 tackles


2010 Memphis Football Page 45 against Tennessee in his first start of the season and had nine assisted tackles...Also had a pass breakup against the Vols...Led the team for the second-straight game in tackles with eight in a start against UAB, including a career-best seven solo stops...Six of the eight tackles held the Blazers to eight yards or less...Led the team for the third-straight game with a career-high 18 tackles against Houston...The 18 tackles ties for the ninth-highest single game total in Memphis history and the 12 assisted tackles ties for fifth...Led the team for the fourth-straight game in tackles with 14 against Tulsa, including a career-best nine solo stops...Also had 1.5 TFLs for a loss of two yards and forced his first career fumble...Made one third down stop in the fourth quarter to force a punt...Forced fumble against the Golden Hurricane came in the second quarter at the U of M 4 yard line that was recovered by Memphis to stop a Tulsa scoring drive. 2008 Joined the Tigers in August 2008 after transferring from Mississippi State, where he played in both 2006 and 2007... Was not eligible for the 2008 season because of NCAA transfer guidelines...Earned one of the Top Newcomer Awards, which was presented at the 2009 Blue-Gray Game. Mississippi State Played in nine games during his true freshman season... Missed the first three weeks of the season with a hamstring injury...Recorded a total of 17 tackles in ‘06...Earned his first collegiate start and had one hit in the Bulldogs’ victory at Alabama...Earned SEC All-Freshman honors...Played in 13 games in ‘07...Ranked fourth on the team in tackles with 65, including 34 solo stops...Logged 5.5 TFL for minus eight yards on the year.

Personal Jamon Dewayne Hughes is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cardell Hughes...Born December 30, 1987, in Greenwood, Miss....His brother Carlos played football at UL-Monroe (1998-2003). Hughes’ Career Defensive Statistics YR

G/S

UT

FR

FF

TFL

SK

INT

2006*

9/1

10

AT TOT PD 7

17

1

0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0-0

2007* 13/1

34

31

65

0

0-0

0

5.5-8

0-0

0-0

2009

12/4

46

41

87

1

0-0

1

5.5-13

0-0

0-0

Total

34/6

90

79

169

2

0-0

1

11-21

0-0

0-0

* at Mississippi State

Hughes’ Career Highs

Tennessee

5

9

14

0-0

0-0

0

1

0-0

11/14/09* UAB

7

1

8

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/21/09* Houston

6

12

18

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/27/09* Tulsa

9

5

14 1.5-2

0-0

1

0

0-0

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Kindly Ja cques r-S en ior - 1L 6 -8 • 33 0 Ft. L a u d e r da le, F la . S tr a n a h a n HS Co lle ge of th e S eq u o ias

2009 Played in 10 of 12 games on special teams and at left tackle, right tackle and right guard on the offensive line... Saw action on 135 offensive plays...Made his Memphis debut in the season opener against Ole Miss...Participated in eight plays at left tackle in the second half...Saw action for eight offensive plays against Middle Tennessee...Worked 13 plays against UT Martin...Logged nine offensive plays against UCF at right tackle...Saw action on 24 offensive plays at left tackle against UTEP...Did not play against Southern Miss and East Carolina...Worked a career-high 44 offensive plays against Tennessee at left tackle...Worked seven plays at left tackle and five at right guard against UAB...Logged 17 plays at right guard against Houston... Saw action on special teams against Tulsa. 2008 Redshirted in 2008 to gain experience after transferring from College of the Sequoias. Junior College Played two seasons for coach Curtis Allen at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, Calif....Was part of an offensive line that helped the Giants amass 3,819 yards of total offense in 2007...Helped protect QB Arkelon Hall, who totaled 2,398 yards and 13 passing TDs...Helped 2006 team to a 7-3 record as the Giants averaged 412 yards of total offense...Squad also averaged 32.9 points per game in 2006. Prep Prepped at Stranahan High in Ft. Lauderdale...Signed with Connecticut out of high school...Named second-team All-Broward County by the Miami Herald...Participated in the Dade-Broward All-Star game...Tabbed as a BCAA Sun Sentinel All-Star...Was a team captain and received the 2005 Coach’s Award as a senior. Personal Kindly Jacques is the son of Sancionise Delzince...Born November 10, 1987, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Games/Starts 10/0

Plays/Total Plays 135/689

Jacques’ Career Highs

Tackles: Solo Tackles: Assisted Tackles: Tackles For Loss: Pass Breakup: Forced Fumbles:

18 (at Houston, 2009) 9 (at Tulsa, 2009) 12 (at Houston, 2009) 2 (2x, last vs. UTEP, 2009) 1 (at Tennessee, 2009) 1 (at Tulsa, 2009)

Hughes’ 2009 Game-By-Game Defense Date

Opponent

9/6/09

Ole Miss

UT AT TT TFL 1

2

3

0-0

0-0

SK

FF PB INT 0

0

0-0

9/12/09

MTSU

3

0

3

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/19/09

UT Martin

3

2

5

1-1

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/26/09

Marshall

0

3

3

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/3/09

UCF

2

1

3

1-1

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/10/09

UTEP

2

1

3

2-9

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/17/09

Southern Miss

4

3

7

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/27/09

East Carolina

4

2

6

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

Offensive Plays:

44 (at Tennessee, 2009) #65

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Co lto n Jenk ins r-Ju n ior 6 -7 • 32 0 W ino n a , Miss. W in o n a S ec o n d a r y Holme s CC Signed with the Tigers in December after transferring from Holmes CC...Missed spring workouts while continuing to rehabilitate a shoulder injury he suffered in 2007...Was cleared to resume activity in the summer and was expected to return to the field for action in the fall...Suffered a knee injury during the season that required surgery, and was forced to miss the 2008 season...Used the 2008 season as a redshirt year after playing just one year at Holmes CC... Continued to be sidelined by injuries in 2009 and did not 2010 Memphis Football Fact Book

log game action...Was back on the field during the 2010 spring practice session. Academic Highlights Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the fall 2009 semester. Junior College Played one season at Holmes CC...Started five games in 2007 before being sidelined with a shoulder injury...Listed as a Top 25 Junior College Prospect by the Sun Herald. Prep Lettered three seasons at Winona Secondary School, playing on both sides of the ball as a senior...Ranked among the top 60 offensive linemen in the Southeast by PrepStar...Listed as the No. 18 prospect and the fourth-best offensive lineman in Mississippi by Rivals.com...Rated as a three-star athlete by Rivals.com...Registered 80 tackles and three sacks while playing defensive end...Graded out at 82 percent as a member of the o-line en route to being named first-team all-state for Class 3A...Invited to play in the Mississippi All-Star Football Classic...Originally signed with Mississippi State in February 2007. Personal Colton Davis Jenkins is the son of C.D. and Glenda Jenkins...Born October 31, 1988, in Winona, Miss. #37 Defensive Back

Ada m Johns on Ju n io r - T R 5-11 • 1 9 0 P h ila d e lp h ia , Pa . Coate sville HS Ala ba m a S t at e Joined the Tigers in spring 2010 after transferring from Alabama State. Prep A three-year letterman at Coatesville High...Played cornerback and was named a team captain as a senior in 2006... Selected as the team’s Best Defensive Back in 2005 and 2006...Earned Special Teams Player of the Year honors in 2003 and was honored as the Most Improved Player in 2004...Also lettered in basketball as a shooting guard and in track, working primarily with sprints and relays...Earned a medal at the state championship track event for the 4x100 relay as a freshman...Was part of a 4x400 relay team that won the Penn Relays in 2006 and 2007. Personal Adam Johnson is the son of Woodrow and Selena Johnson...Born April 14, 1989, in Philadelphia, Pa. #80

Tight

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Bro o k s Johns on

Jacques’ Career O-Line Statistics YR 2009

The University of Memphis

r-Fr e sh m a n 6 -4 • 2 2 5 De c at u r, Ala . De c at u r HS 2009 Redshirted as a true freshman in 2009. Academic Highlights Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the spring 2010 semester...Named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for 2009-10. Prep Lettered three seasons for coach Jere Adcock at Decatur High...Team finished 7-4 in 2008...DHS moved back to the 6A level in 2008 after playing 5A the previous two seasons... Played tight end and linebacker at DHS...Hauled in 34 receptions for 359 yards and three touchdowns as a senior...Logged 111 yards on seven catches versus Buckhorn...Registered a receiving TD on a six-yard reception versus Grissom...Tallied 98 yards on six catches versus Bob Jones High...Was third on the team in receiving yards...Was an honorable mention 6A all-state pick as a senior...Named all-area by the Decatur Daily...Was an Elite Eight honoree for North Alabama by WAFF...Was rated the No. 37 tight end by ESPN...Honored

P l a y ers

Prep Played for coach Kenneth Lawrence at Humphreys County High...Rated the No. 34 inside linebacker prospect in the country by Rivals.com...Named first-team all-state by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger...Named second-team all-state by the Mississippi Association of Coaches...Recorded 643 career tackles, with 44 quarterback sacks and 28 forced fumbles...Registered 181 tackles with 12 quarterback sacks in nine games as a senior...Named Class AAA District 4 Defensive MVP following his junior campaign...Started at linebacker for four seasons, spending his sophomore and freshman years at South Delta (Miss.) High School.

Hughes’ 2009 Game-By-Game Defense 11/7/09*


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as a Top 50 Recruit for Alabama by the Tuscaloosa News... Selected to Huntsville Times Elite Team in 2008...Logged 17 receptions for 192 yards and five touchdowns as a junior... Helped team to an 11-2 record and a Region 8 championship in 2007...Finished his prep career with 55 catches for 594 yards and nine touchdowns.

YR 2009

Personal Brooks Johnson is the son of Terry and Barbara Johnson... Born March 30, 1991, in Decatur, Ala.

YR 2009

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W ide

Receiver

C u rtis J o hns o n

P l a y ers

r - S o p homor e - 1L 6 - 0 • 185 M i ami , F l a. C o r a l G a bl es H S 2009 Played in all 12 games at wide receiver and on special teams...Finished second on the team in kick returns (15) and kick return yards (308) and third in kick return average (20.5)...Third on the team in punt returns (3)...Posted six kick returns of 20 yards or more with a long return of 34 yards...Averaged 32.2 all-purpose yards per game...Also had eight receptions for 72 yards with a long catch of 28 yards...Made his collegiate debut in the season opener against Ole Miss...Returned a kickoff for 31 yards against Middle Tennessee...Returned one kickoff for 18 yards against UT Martin and had his first career punt return... Logged 51 yards on two kick returns against Marshall and had two punt returns for six yards...Had a career-best 96 kickoff return yards on four returns against UCF, including a career-best 34-yard return...Logged his first two career receptions against UTEP for a combined seven yards and had one kick return of 24 yards...Returned two kickoffs against Southern Miss for 19 yards and had a career-high three receptions for 22 yards...Registered one kick return of 16 yards against East Carolina...Caught a career-long 28-yard reception against Tennessee and also had one kickoff return for 22 yards...Recorded two receptions against UAB for 15 yards with a long catch of 12 yards...Had two kickoff returns for a total of 31 yards against Tulsa with a long return of 19 yards...Was presented one of the Chris Faros Most Improved Player Awards and a Spring Iron Tiger Award at the 2010 Blue-Gray Game. 2008 Redshirted as a true freshman in 2008...Was selected by the coaching staff as one of the Offensive Scout Team Players of the Year at the 2008 team banquet...Received the Ralph Hatley Scholar-Athlete Award at the 2009 Blue-Gray Game. Prep Lettered for coach Joe Montoya at Coral Gables High... Played several positions including quarterback, receiver, defensive back and was a return specialist...Earned AllDade second-team honors his junior and senior seasons... Registered 21 catches for 528 yards and six TDs in 2007... Recorded a season-long run of 70 yards...Also played on special teams as a kickoff and punt returner...Averaged 19.3 yards per punt return as a senior and returned two for touchdowns...Averaged 31 yards per kick return with three TDs...Served as team captain as a junior and co-captain as a senior...Was the team’s Offensive MVP in ‘06...Helped his team to a 9-2 record as a senior and caught a touchdown pass in the state playoffs...Tallied 100 all-purpose yards and a TD in the first round of the state playoffs against No. 1-ranked Miami Northwestern Senior High...Selected to play in the North vs. South All-Star game. Personal Curtis Johnson III is the son of Curtis Johnson and Thelma Free...Born June 22, 1990...His nickname is Trey...His father is the wide receivers coach for the Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints. Johnson’s Career Receiving Statistics YR 2009

G/S 12/0

NO 8

YDS 72

AVG 9.0

TDS 0

LG 28

Johnson’s Punt Return Statistics G 12

NO 3

YDS 6

TD 0

#39 Defensive Back

LG 6

AVG 2.0

M a lco lm Jones r-S en ior - 3 L 6 -2 • 1 9 5 Gan tt , Ala . S tr a u g h n HS

Johnson’s Kick Return Statistics G 12

NO 15

YDS 308

TD 0

LG 34

AVG 20.5

Johnson’s Career Highs Receptions: Receiving Yards: Long Reception: Punt Returns: Punt Return Yards: Long Punt Return Kick Returns: Kick Return Yards: Long Kick Return

3 (at Southern Miss, 2009) 28 (at Tennessee, 2009) 28 (at Tennessee, 2009) 2 (vs. Marshall, 2009) 6 (vs. Marshall, 2009) 6 (vs. Marshall, 2009) 4 (at UCF, 2009) 96 (at UCF, 2009) 34 (at UCF, 2009)

Johnson’s 2009 Game-By-Game Kick Return Date 9/6/09 9/12/09 9/19/09 9/26/09 10/3/09 10/10/09 10/17/09 10/27/09 11/7/09 11/14/09 11/21/09 11/27/09

Opponent Ole Miss MTSU UT Martin Marshall UCF UTEP Southern Miss East Carolina Tennessee UAB Houston Tulsa

NO YDS TD 0 0 0 1 31 0 1 18 0 2 51 0 4 96 0 1 24 0 2 19 0 1 16 0 1 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 31 0

LG AVG 0 0.0 31 31.0 18 18.0 33 25.5 34 24.0 24 24.0 19 9.5 16 16.0 22 22.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 19 15.5

Johnson’s 2009 Game-By-Game Punt Return Date 9/19/09 9/26/09

Opponent UT Martin Marshall #21

NO YDS TD 1 0 0 2 6 0

LG AVG 0 0.0 6 6.0

Running

Back

Da rcel Jo h nso n r-Ju n ior 6 -0 • 23 5 Ma rion , Ar k. Ma rion HS Ar ka n sa s

2009 Missed the 2009 season after struggling with a nagging knee injury...Had surgery to repair damage in his knee in the fall...Was back on the field practicing during the spring 2010 session. 2008 Joined the Tigers in fall camp after transferring from Arkansas...Practiced with the team but was ineligible for game action due to NCAA transfer guidelines. Arkansas Redshirted and practiced with the scout team in 2007. Prep Prepped for coach Mark Uhiren at Marion High, and helped his team to an 8-4 record his senior season...Played running back and was limited his senior season by an ankle injury...Logged just over 1,000 yards as a senior and was named all-conference...Rushed for 2,000 yards and 32 TDs as a junior en route to being named all-state...Was the only junior on the SuperTeam for the state of Arkansas...Earned several honors as weekly player of the week througout his prep career...Led his squad to the semifinals of the state championship both as a junior and a senior. Personal Darcel Johnson is the son of Al Ward and Tracye Johnson... Born Feb. 16, 1988, in Memphis, Tenn. 2010 Memphis Football Fact Book

2009 Played in 11 of 12 games on special teams and with the secondary...Totaled three tackles with one TFL for a loss of four yards and two solo tackles...Did not play against UTEP...Credited with a career-high three tackles against Houston with one going for a loss of four yards. 2008 Played in all 13 games, with increased responsibility on special teams...Participated on special teams in the season opener against Ole Miss...Made one solo stop against Rice on an Owl kickoff return...Matched his career high with two tackles versus Marshall...Both stops were on kickoff returns by the Herd...Forced a fumble on a Nicholls State kickoff return, which was recovered by Jeremy Rockette... The Tigers ended up scoring a touchdown following the fumble recovery...Assisted on a tackle against Southern Miss...Credited with two solo tackles on kickoff coverage versus Tulane...Saw action on kick cover teams in the St. Petersburg Bowl. 2007 Played in all 13 games, logging time as a member of the special teams unit and in the defensive secondary... Registered his first tackle of the season against Jacksonville State on a Tiger kickoff...Tallied one tackle and forced a fumble versus UCF...Caused UCF’s Joe Burnett to cough up the ball on a punt return in the third quarter...The ball was recovered by Quinton McCrary...Logged two tackles against Marshall, MTSU, Rice and East Carolina, all of which were on either Memphis kickoffs or punts...Also credited with special teams stops against Southern Miss, UAB and SMU...Ended the season with 14 tackles, 11 of which were solo stops. 2006 Redshirted as a true freshman in 2006. Academic Highlights Earned his bachelor’s degree in communications in May 2010...Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the fall 2009 semester. Prep Played for Coach Trent Taylor at Straughn HS…Started four years as a receiver and three as a linebacker and safety… Caught 16 passes for 275 yards and 14 touchdowns as a wide receiver his senior year…As a senior on defense, recorded 68 tackles with 10 for lost yardage and two fumble recoveries…Returned a fumble for a TD and scored a second as a receiver in a game against WS Neal HS in 2005…An honorable mention All-State Birmingham News selection as a senior and named all-county as a junior… Helped SHS finish 6-4 in 2005…Also lettered three years in basketball. Personal Malcolm Tyrone Jones is the son of Felix and Mary Jones... Born January 20, 1988, in Andalusia, Ala. Jones’ Career Defensive Statistics YR

G/S

UT

TFL

SK

2007

13/0

11

AT TOT PD FR FF 3

14

0

0

1

0-0

0-0

INT 0-0

2008

13/0

5

2

7

0

0

1

0-0

0-0

0-0

2009

11/0

2

1

3

0

0

0

1-4

0-0

0-0

Total 37/0

18

6

24

0

0

2

1-4

0-0

0-0

Jones’ Career Highs Tackles: Solo Tackles: Assisted Tackles: Forced Fumbles: Tackles For Loss:

3 (at Houston, 2009) 2 (4x; last at Houston, 2009) 1 (6x; last at Houston, 2009) 1 (2x, last vs. Nicholls St., 2008) 1 (at Houston, 2009)


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Lawson’s Career Game-By-Game Defense Opponent

8/30/08*

Ole Miss

1

2

3

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/6/08

Rice

2

0

2

1-14 1-14

0

0

0-0

9/13/08*

Marshall

0

5

5

.5-1

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/20/08

Nicholls State

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/27/08

Arkansas State

2

0

2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

2009 Played in all 12 games as a member of the defensive line... Totaled four tackles with three solo stops, one TFL for a loss of three yards, a sack for a loss of three yards and a pass breakup...Participated on the D-line in the season opener against Ole Miss...Made his first tackle of the season on an assisted stop against UTEP for no gain...Logged a season-high two solo tackles against UAB...Registered his first career pass breakup against Houston...Sacked Tulsa QB G.J. Kinne for a loss of three yards for his lone tackle against the Golden Hurricane.

10/10/08

Louisville

2

0

2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/18/08

East Carolina

1

1

2

1-1

0-0

1

0

0-0

10/25/08

Southern Miss

0

1

1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/8/08

SMU

2

0

2

1-1

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/22/08

UCF

1

0

1

1-2

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/29/08

Tulane

1

0

1

1-2

1-2

0

0

0-0

12/20/08

USF

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/6/09

Ole Miss

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/12/09

MTSU

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/19/09

UT Martin

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

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

9/26/09

Marshall

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/3/09

UCF

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/10/09

UTEP

0

1

1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/17/09

Southern Miss

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/27/09

East Carolina

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/7/09

Tennessee

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/14/09

UAB

2

0

2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/21/09

Houston

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

1

0-0

11/27/09

Tulsa

1

0

1

1-3

1-3

0

0

0-0

Lester L a ws o n r - Seni or - 2L 6- 2 • 270 G e r m antown, Tenn. G e r mantown H S

2007 Redshirted in 2007 as a true freshman...Made the transition to defensive end midway through the fall. Prep Was a two-year starter 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…Played linebacker and also saw limited action at fullback. Personal Lester B. Lawson is the son of Lester and Mary Lawson... Born March 24, 1988, in Monroe, La. Lawson’s Career Defensive Statistics YR

G/S

UT

AT TOT PD FR FF

TFL

SK

2008

12/2

12

9

21

0

0

2009

12/0

3

1

4

1

0

Total 24/2

15

10

25

1

0

1

INT

1

5.5-21

2-16

0-0

0

1-3

1-3

0-0

6.5-24

3-19

0-0

Lawson’s Career Highs Tackles: Solo Tackles: Assisted Tackles: Tackles For Loss: Sacks: Forced Fumbles: Pass Breakup:

5 (at Marshall, 2008) 2 (5x; last vs. UAB, 2009) 5 (at Marshall, 2008) 1 (6x; last at Tulsa, 2009) 1 (3x, last at Tulsa, 2009) 1 (at East Carolina, 2008) 1 (at Houston, 2009)

UT AT TT TFL

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SK

FF PB INT

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Line

R o na ld Lea ry r-Ju n ior - 2L 6-4 • 31 0 Bato n Ro u g e , L a . S o u th e r n La b 2009 Started all 12 games at left tackle...Played in 78.5 percent of the offensive plays, registering a total of 660 plays... Made his first collegiate start at left tackle in the season opener against Ole Miss and logged 70 of 78 plays, missing only parts of two drives late in the second half...Worked 55 of 63 plays against Middle Tennessee...Logged 56 of 69 offensive plays against UT Martin...Participated in all 62 offensive plays against Marshall...Worked all 57 snaps against UCF...Played in 58 of 82 offensive plays against UTEP...Registered 48 of 78 plays against Southern Miss... Worked a career-high 74 plays against East Carolina, participating in every offensive play for Memphis in the game...Played in 31 offensive plays against Tennessee... Logged 56 of 74 plays against UAB...Worked 45 of 73 plays at left tackle against Houston...Participated in 48 of 56 offensive plays against Tulsa...Was part of an offensive line that enabled Curtis Steele to rush for over 1,200 yards and 15 touchdowns...Offensive line gave way to just 17 sacks, which ranked third in Conference USA and 39th nationally...Adjusted throughout the season as Memphis used three different starters at quarterback...Earned one of the Leadership Awards, which was presented at the 2010 Blue-Gray Game. 2008 Selected to the 2008 All-Conference USA Freshman Team... Played in eight of 13 games at left tackle and right tackle... Part of an offensive line that ranked second in C-USA in fewest sacks allowed with 17...Saw his first collegiate action on special teams against UAB...Made his first appearance on the offensive line at right tackle against Louisville, and logged 17 snaps in the game...Worked 28 of 57 offensive plays against East Carolina...Logged 21 snaps at right tackle and seven at left tackle...Played in 23 snaps on the O-Line versus Southern Miss, with 12 coming at left tackle and 11 at right tackle...Worked 27 of 74 snaps, primarily at left tackle, versus SMU...Logged 15 offensive plays with nine snaps at left tackle and six at right tackle versus UCF... Registered two offensive drives at left tackle and one at right tackle against Tulane...Participated in a career high 29 snaps versus the Green Wave...Saw early action and worked eight plays at left tackle and three plays at right tackle in the St. Petersburg Bowl...Tiger offensive line contributed to Memphis ranking 22nd nationally in rushing 2010 Memphis Football Fact Book

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offense and 26th in total offense...Front line also had to make several adjustments throughout the season as four different quarterbacks were utilized due to injuries...Tigers had ranked as high as 14th nationally in passing offense prior to Arkelon Hall and Will Hudgens being injured in the ECU game...Helped pave the way for Curtis Steele to rush for 1,223 yards, which ranks fourth in school history for single season yardage...Offensive line gave way to just 17 sacks, which ranked third in Conference USA and 39th nationally...Adjusted throughout the season as Memphis used three different starters at quarterback. 2007 Redshirted in 2007 as a true freshman. 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…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. Leary’s Career O-Line Statistics YR 2008 2009 Total

Games/Starts 8/0 12/12 20/12

Plays/Total Plays 151/579 660/841 811/1,420

Leary’s Career Highs Offensive Plays:

74 (vs. East Carolina, 2009) #10 Defensive Back

Clay Lee Ju n io r - 2 L 6-0 • 2 1 5 Or lan d o, F la . Dr. P h illip s HS 2009 Played in eight of 12 games on special teams and in the Memphis secondary...Totaled two assisted tackles on the year...Made his first appearance of the season against Middle Tennessee...Logged his first tackle of the season on an assisted stop against UTEP...Had one assisted tackle against East Carolina. 2008 One of just eight Tiger true freshmen to see action in 2008... Played in 12 of 13 games, primarily with the special teams unit...Made his collegiate debut against Ole Miss in the season opener on special teams...Came into the game in the second half...Posted his first two career tackles on special teams versus East Carolina...Made an assisted tackle on a punt return for a loss of a yard...Also had one assisted tackle on special teams against Southern Miss. Prep Played for coach Kevin Pettus at Dr. Phillips High...Finished the 10-game regular season as one of the leading tacklers in the greater Orlando area with 110, which included 53 solo stops...Also had one interception in 2007, which was returned for a touchdown...Named to Friday Night Football All-Central Florida team following his senior season...Is the second-leading tackler in school history...Led the Panthers as a junior with 100 tackles and an interception...Helped the 2006 squad to a district championship...Set a school record with 20 tackles against Boone High in the district championship and received the Central Florida Defensive

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Player of the Week award...Relocated to the Orlando area from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Personal Clay Lee is the son of Cynthia Lee...Born August 31, 1990, in New Orleans, La. Lee’s Career Defensive Statistics YR

G/S

UT

AT TOT PD FR FF

2008

12/0

1

2

3

0

0

2009

8/0

0

2

2

0

Total 20/0

1

4

5

0

#28

TFL

SK

INT

0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Linebacker

Jerem y L o ngstreet r - S eni or - 3L 6 - 2 • 210 O l i ve B r anch, Mi s s . O l i ve Br anch H S

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2009 Played in 10 of 12 games, with four starts at outside linebacker...Totaled 18 tackles, including nine solo stops...Posted five tackles on special teams...Started at linebacker in the season opener against Ole Miss and registered three solo tackles, two of which came on Memphis kickoffs...Assisted on one tackle against Marshall...Made one assisted tackle on special teams against UCF...Started against UTEP and had a season-high four assisted tackles...All four tackles held the Miners short of a first down...Made two tackles in a start against Southern Miss...Started against East Carolina and registered two tackles...Did not play against Tennessee due to an injury...Saw limited action against UAB and Houston...Credited with a season-high five tackles against Tulsa, including four solo stops. 2008 Was back at linebacker full time in the fall after giving the running game a try in the spring...Played in all 13 games with nine starts at left outside linebacker...Closed out the season ranked second on the team in tackles with 80... Led the team in quarterback hurries with three, and in forced fumbles with two...Posted double-digit tackles in two games (vs. Nicholls St. and Louisville)...Logged at least five tackles in 10 contests...Registered a TFL in the last three-straight games...Credited with five tackles in the season opener versus Ole Miss, and assisted on a tackle for a loss of one yard...Logged three tackles, including two solo stops, versus Rice...Made his first career start at linebacker against Nicholls State...Led the U of M with 12 tackles in the meeting...Notched six solo stops and six assisted tackles...Also forced and recovered a fumble on a kickoff...Started against Arkansas State, and made five tackles with three solo stops...Tied for second on the team with eight tackles versus UAB, including five assisted stops...Four of the eight tackles were stops of two yards or less...Started at outside linebacker versus Louisville, and had a career-high 13 tackles with seven solo stops... Three of his tackles came on special teams...Six of his 10 tackles on defense were for gains of seven yards or less, including an assisted stop on third down in the third quarter that resulted in a punt...Second on the team with eight tackles against East Carolina...Logged a quarterback hurry in the second quarter on a Rob Kass incompletion... Had five tackles, with one tackle for a loss, against Southern Miss...Stopped Ed Morgan for a loss of five yards in the second quarter deep in Memphis territory...Against SMU, did not start for the first time in seven games in a six DB lineup...Registered one solo tackle on special teams... Started against UCF, and tied for the team lead with nine tackles...Had a career-high two tackles for loss and two quarterback hurries...Assisted on a sack for a loss of six yards on third down in the first quarter to force a punt... Forced a fumble on a kickoff in the fourth quarter...Started in the Tulane game, and made six tackles with one TFL and a quarterback hurry...Assisted on a tackle for a loss of a yard on third down in the second quarter...Also had an assist on a TFL for a loss of three yards on a first and goal situation that later resulted in a blocked field goal...Had a quarterback hurry on third down in the second quarter that resulted in a dropped pass and forced a punt...Posted three tackles on special teams...Started on the outside in the bowl game versus USF...Tallied five tackles, including

four solo stops versus the Bulls...Sacked Matt Grothe on 2nd-and-7 for a 10-yard loss in the third quarter...Credited with one tackle on kick coverage...Three of his tackles denied first-down yardage...Was presented one of the True Tiger Awards at the 2009 Blue-Gray Game. 2007 Saw action in nine of the Tigers’ 13 games as a member of the special teams unit and at linebacker...Registered his first career tackle, a solo stop, versus Rice on a Tiger kickoff to the Owls...Credited with another solo stop on special teams the following week against Tulane...Strained his quad in the Tulane contest and was forced to miss four games...Returned to the field for the New Orleans Bowl...Made the transition from linebacker to running back during spring practice...Had a productive spring learning the system...Logged 12 carries for 41 yards in the 2008 Blue-Gray Game...Also caught a pass and registered 19 yards on the reception in the scrimmage.

Longsttreet’s Career Game-By-Game Defense 11/29/08* Tulane

3

3

6

1-3

0-0

0

0

0-0

12/20/08* USF

4

1

5

1-10 1-10

0

0

0-0

9/6/09*

Ole Miss

3

0

3

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/12/09

MTSU

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/19/09

UT Martin

9/26/09

Marshall

0

1

1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/3/09

UCF

0

1

1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/10/09* UTEP

0

4

4

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/17/09* Southern Miss

1

1

2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/27/09* East Carolina

1

1

2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/7/09

Tennessee

11/14/09

UAB

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/21/09

Houston

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/27/09

Tulsa

4

1

5

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

Personal Jeremy Lonell Longstreet is the son of Alonzo and Gloria Longstreet...Born May 7, 1987, in Memphis, Tenn. Longstreet’s Career Defensive Statistics YR

G/S

UT

TFL

SK

2007

9/0

2

AT TOT PD FR FF 0

2

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

INT 0-0

2008

13/9

40

40

80

0

1

2

5.5-25

1.5-13

0-0

2009

10/4

9

9

18

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

Total 32/13

51

49

100

0

1

2

0-0

5.5-25 1.5-13

0-0

Longstreet’s Career Highs Tackles: Solo Tackles: Assisted Tackles: Tackles For Loss: Sacks: Quarterback Hurries: Forced Fumbles: Fumbles Recovered:

13 (vs. Louisville, 2008) 7 (vs. Louisville, 2008) 6 (3x; last vs. East Carolina, 2008) 2 (vs. UCF, 2008) 1 (USF, 2008) 2 (vs. UCF, 2008) 1 (2x; last vs. UCF, 2008) 1 (vs. Nicholls State, 2008)

Longsttreet’s Career Game-By-Game Defense Date

Opponent

UT AT TT TFL

SK

FF PB INT

8/30/08

Ole Miss

1

4

5

.5-1

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/6/08

Rice

2

1

3

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/13/08

Marshall

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/20/08*

Nicholls State

6

6

12

0-0

0-0

1

0

0-0

9/27/08*

Arkansas State

3

2

5

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/2/08*

UAB

3

5

8

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/10/08* Louisville

7

6

13

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/18/08* East Carolina

2

6

8

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/25/08* Southern Miss

3

2

5

1-5

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/8/08

SMU

1

0

1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/22/08* UCF

5

4

9

2-6

0.5-3

1

0

0-0

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2006 Redshirted as a true freshman in ‘06...Was one of the recipients of the Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year Award. Prep Played for coach Jamie Mitchell at Olive Branch High…Led squad to a 12-2 season with a team-high 88 tackles and eight sacks…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…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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S tevie M att hews r-S en ior - 1 L 6 -0 • 1 8 0 Me mph is, Te n n . Melr o se HS 2009 Played in six of 12 games on special teams and at wide receiver...Made his Memphis debut against UT Martin... Lined up at wide receiver against UCF. 2008 Joined the Tigers during fall camp in 2008...Worked with the receiving corps during the fall and throughout the spring session...Redshirted during the 2008 season. Academic Highlights Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the fall 2009 semester. Prep Lettered two seasons at Melrose High School...Played for former Tiger defensive coordinator Kenny Ingram, who coached at Melrose from 2001-04...Helped team to a 4A state runners up title in 2004 and 2005...Named all-area as a receiver...Had a big game versus Hazelwood Central with five receptions for 160 yards and a touchdown... Logged 700 yards on 45 catches and seven touchdowns as a senior...Finished his career at MHS with 70 catches for 1,000 yards and 12 TDs. Personal Stevie Ladrell Matthews is the son of Grace Matthews… Born September 16, 1988, in Memphis, Tenn. Matthews’ Career Receiving Statistics YR 2009

G/S 6/0

NO 0

YDS 0

AVG 0

TDS 0

LG 0

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Jo h n M cArthur r-Ju n io r 5 -11 • 1 9 5 Memph is, Te n n . Christia n B r o t h e r s HS 2006-09 Joined the Tiger defense in August 2006...Redshirted in ‘06 as a true freshman...Has been a consistent and steady member of the U of M defense... Made his collegiate debut with the Tigers in 2009 against Ole Miss...Earned a letter in 2009 after playing in all 12 games on special teams. Academic Highlights Graduated in May 2010 with a degree in finance with a concentration in business finance...Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for eight semesters, and has been a member of the U of M Dean’s List for seven semesters...Earned the Conference USA Academic Medal for 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10...Listed on the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10...Was a member of the


2010 Memphis Football Page 49 Tiger Academic 30 for spring 2008, an honor presented to the top 30 student-athletes each semester. 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. McArthur’s Career Defensive Statistics YR

G/S

UT

2009

12/0

0

AT TOT PD FR FF 0

0

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0

0

0

TFL

SK

INT

0-0

0-0

0-0

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Personal Joel Christopher McCleod is the son of Cecil and Renee McCleod…Born April 20, 1989, in Miami, Fla. McCleod’s Career Defensive Statistics YR

G/S

UT

2008

11/0

3

AT TOT PD FR FF 7

10

0

0

0

TFL

SK

INT

1.5-3

0-0

0-0

McCleod’s Career O-Line Statistics YR 2009

Games/Starts 12/12

Plays/Total Plays 659/841

McCleod’s Career Highs Offensive Plays: Tackles: Solo Tackles: Assisted Tackles: Tackles For Loss:

74 (vs. East Carolina, 2009) 3 (at Ole Miss, 2008) 2 (at Ole Miss, 2008) 2 (2x, last vs. Nicholls St., 2008) 1.5 (at Ole Miss, 2008) #9

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Jerma ine M cKenzie

r - Juni or - 2L 6- 3 • 325 Mi r amar, F l a. E ver g l ades H S

r-Ju n ior 6 -2 • 18 5 Br a d e n to n , F la . Br ad e n to n P r e p Univer sity of Miami

2008 Played in 11 of 13 games on the defensive line...Registered at least one tackle in six games...Made his collegiate debut in the season opener against Ole Miss, and had three tackles, including 1.5 for a loss of three yards... Credited with one assisted tackle versus Rice...Assisted on two tackles in the Marshall and Nicholls State games... Logged one assisted tackle in the first quarter against East Carolina...Logged one solo tackle versus UCF...Closed out the season with 10 tackles...Transitioned to the offensive line in spring practice. 2007 Redshirted in 2007 as a true freshman...Missed the 2008 spring game with an ankle injury. Prep Earned four letters as a defensive tackle and offensive lineman at Everglades High for coach Michael Palmeri… Was a starter on the Gators’ offensive line…Helped 2006 team to a 7-4 record and a district championship…Had a game-high 11 pancake blocks and five tackles in a single meeting in 2006…Named to All-Broward Team in 2006 by the Miami Herald…Team captain as a senior…Was a member of the South team in the Broward County All-Star game…Helped his 2005 squad to an 8-1 record and their first ever undefeated regular season…Squad lost in the region semifinals that season…Named honorable mention all-county as a junior…Lettered two seasons on the basketball court and competed in the throws one season for the track squad.

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2010 practice session...Regained his sophomore season of eligibility after participating in just two games. Junior College Played one season as a safety for coach Eric Young...COS is a member of the Northern California Association-Mid Empire Division, which is considered one of the toughest conferences in California...Played in 10 games in 2008... Logged 33 tackles, 22 of which were solo stops...Also tallied an interception, which he returned for 27 yards, as well as eight pass breakups and a blocked kick. Prep Played his junior season at St. Petersburg (FL) Catholic before transferring and competing for Bradenton Prep as a senior in 2006. Personal Tremaine McKenzie is the son of Elyonda Harrell and John Mckenzie...Born May 17, 1989, in Bradenton, Fla....Is the fraternal twin of receiver Jermaine McKenzie. McKenzie’s Career Defensive Statistics YR

G/S

UT

2009

2/0

0

AT TOT PD FR FF 0

0

#63

0

0

0

TFL

SK

INT

0-0

0-0

0-0

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Jo rda n Mil l er

2009 Enrolled in January at the University of Memphis after transferring from the University of Miami...Worked out with the Tigers during the spring 2009 practice session...Had requested a waiver from the NCAA to play immediately, but the waiver was denied and he was ineligible for game action in 2009.

2009 Redshirted during the 2009 season as a true freshman.

Academic Highlights Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the spring 2010 semester.

Academic Highlights Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the spring 2010 semester.

University of Miami Played three games as a redshirt-freshman receiver for the Hurricanes...Saw action in 2008 versus Duke, Wake Forest and Virginia Tech...Was not credited with a pass reception in 2008...Was injured in a car accident in June 2007 and was forced to redshirt as a freshman.

Prep Played for coach David Hines at Harrison High...Lettered three seasons at HHS...Helped team to a 9-3 record in 2008...Squad was ranked 10th in the state of Georgia by Maxpreps.com...Was part of 5A playoff teams as a junior and a senior...Was a Cobb County Offensive Line Honorable Mention pick in 2008...Selected by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a Top 150 Prospect for the state of Georgia...Blocked for a running back that gained over 1,000 yards in 2007 and 2008...Participated in the Cobb County All-Star Senior Bowl.

Prep Totaled 17 receptions for 380 yards and four touchdowns as a senior at Bradenton Prep in 2006...Also logged 33 carries for 345 yards and four touchdowns...Tallied seven punt returns for touchdowns (four others called back due to penalty)...Averaged 20 yards every time he touched the ball as a senior, whether it was a run, catch or punt return...Attended St. Petersburg Catholic High his first three years...Rated the No. 16 wide receiver in the nation and the No. 17 player on the Florida Top 100 by Rivals.com... Ranked the No. 32 wide receiver and the No. 22 player on the Florida Hot 100 by Scout.com...Rated the No. 16 player in Florida and the No. 18 wide receiver in the nation by SuperPrep...Also lettered in basketball at Bradenton, and averaged more than 20 points per game. Personal Jermaine McKenzie is the son of Elyonda Harrell and John McKenzie...Born May 17, 1989, in Bradenton, Fla....Is the fraternal twin of defensive back Tremaine McKenzie. #21 Defensive Back

T rema ine M cKenzie r-S op h o mor e 6-2 • 20 5 Br ad e n to n , F la . Br a d e n to n P r e p Colle ge of S iskiyou s

2009 Enrolled in January at the University of Memphis...Worked out with the Tigers during the spring after transferring from College of Siskiyous (CA)...Played in the first two games of the season on special teams before suffering a shoulder injury...Had shoulder surgery and missed the remainder of the season...Was back out on the field for the spring 2010 Memphis Football Fact Book

r-Fr e sh m a n 6 -9 • 2 8 5 Ke n n e sa w, Ga . Ha r r iso n HS

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Tight

End

Deven On arheim r-S en io r - 3 L 6 -8 • 2 5 0 Mayle n e , Ala . T ho m p so n HS 2009 Played in all 12 games, making nine starts at tight end... Totaled nine receptions for 82 yards with a season-long catch of 23 yards...Averaged 9.1 yards per reception... Registered one reception for five yards in the season opener against Ole Miss...Made two catches for seven yards against Middle Tennessee...Matched a career high with three receptions, and had a career-high 26 yards receiving against UT Martin...Posted a career-long reception of 23 yards against UCF...Made his 10th career start against UTEP...Logged two receptions for 21 yards against East Carolina, with a long catch of 12 yards...Started against Tennessee in a two-tight end set...Made his ninth start of the season against Tulsa. 2008 Played in all 13 games with three starts at tight end... Started against UAB, SMU and USF...Recorded his first two receptions of the season for 12 yards against Nicholls

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2009 Started all 12 games at left guard on the offensive line... Participated in 78.4 percent of the offensive plays...Was in on 659 offensive plays in ‘09...Made his first collegiate start at left guard in the season opener against Ole Miss... Worked 47 of 78 plays against the Rebels...Recorded 58 of 63 plays against Middle Tennessee...Worked the first six plays of the game against UT Martin...Logged action on 40 of 62 plays against Marshall...Participated in 54 of 57 offensive plays against UCF...Logged 65 of 82 plays against UTEP...Worked 63 of 78 offensive plays against Southern Miss...Was in on all 74 offensive plays against East Carolina, marking a career high...Worked 57 of 75 offensive plays against Tennessee...Worked 70 of 74 plays against UAB...Participated in all but four of the 73 offensive plays against Houston...Was in on all 56 plays against Tulsa...Was part of an offensive line that enabled Curtis Steele to rush for over 1,200 yards and 15 touchdowns... Offensive line gave way to just 17 sacks, which ranked third in Conference USA and 39th nationally...Adjusted throughout the season as Memphis used three different starters at quarterback.


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State...Hauled in a 10-yard pass from Arkelon Hall in the second quarter...Registered a two-yard reception in the third quarter...Made his first start of the season versus UAB in a two tight end lineup...Credited with one tackle in the game on an interception by the Blazers...Came in against Tulane and had a seven-yard catch in the second quarter...Started in the St. Petersburg Bowl for senior Brett Russell...Hauled in a career-high three receptions against the Bulls...Caught a two-yard pass from Arkelon Hall in the second quarter... Gained two yards on a pass completion from Brett Toney in the fourth quarter...Gained a season-high 11 yards on a pass from Toney late in the game...Closed out the season with six catches for 34 yards...Was also a key blocker for the Tiger offense that ranked 22nd nationally in rushing offense and 26th in total offense. 2007 Played nine games at tight end in 2007...Came up with a crucial fumble recovery late in the fourth quarter of the Southern Miss game...Recovered the ball that was jolted from Maurice Jones’ hands to extend the Tigers’ offensive drive...Landed on the fumble at the USM 34-yard line... The Tigers later scored a touchdown as a result of his drive-extending play...Made his first career start against SMU in a two tight end offensive scheme...Registered his first catch of the season in the New Orleans Bowl...Came up with the crucial drive-extending10-yard reception on 3rd-and-7 from the FAU 25-yard line...Tigers scored a touchdown later on that drive...Registered two receptions for 14 yards in the 2008 Blue-Gray Game. 2006 Redshirted during the 2006 season...Broke a finger during spring practice...Required surgery and was sidelined for the majority of the session.

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Academic Highlights Earned his bachelor’s degree in communications, with a concentration in broadcast and electronic media, in May 2010. Prep Played for coach Brian Maner at Thompson High…Caught 35 passes for 580 yards and six touchdowns as a senior… Named to the Shelby County Reporter (AL) All-County Team and the coaches all-county team in 2005…Was a three-year starter who lettered all four years at THS… Had an impressive game against Jemison High with five catches for 60 yards and two touchdowns...Also played basketball and baseball at THS. Personal Deven Christopher Onarheim is the son of Tony Garcia and Tina Garcia...Born October 7, 1987, in Albuquerque, N.M. Onarheim’s Career Receiving Statistics YR 2007 2008 2009 Total

G/S 9/1 13/3 12/9 34/13

NO 1 6 9 16

YDS 10 34 82 126

AVG 10.0 5.7 9.1 7.9

TDS 0 0 0 0

LG 10 11 23 23

Onarheim’s Career Highs Receptions: Receiving Yards: Long Reception:

3 (2 games; last vs. UT Martin 2009) 26 (vs. UT Martin 2009) 23 (at UCF 2009)

Onarheim’s 2009 Game-By-Game Receiving Date 9/6/09* 9/12/09* 9/19/09* 9/26/09* 10/3/09* 10/10/09* 10/17/09* 10/27/09 11/7/09* 11/14/09 11/21/09 11/27/09*

Opponent Ole Miss MTSU UT Martin Marshall UCF UTEP Southern Miss East Carolina Tennessee UAB Houston Tulsa

NO YDS AVG TDS LG 1 5 5.0 0 5 2 7 3.5 0 5 3 26 8.7 0 9 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 23 23.0 0 23 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 21 10.5 0 12 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

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Do ntari Poe

S e n ior - 1L 6-5 • 29 0 Cle a r La ke, Tex a s Cle a r La ke HS Blinn Co lle ge

Sophomore - 1L 6 -5 • 3 5 0 Memph is, Te n n . Wo o d da le HS

2008 Signed with the Tigers in December 2008, and enrolled in classes at the University of Memphis in January...Worked out with the Tigers that spring...Transferred from Blinn College...Originally signed with Illinois State in 2006 out of Clear Lake High...Played one game for ISU in 2007 and transferred to Blinn for the 2008 season. Academic Highlights Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the spring 2010 semester. Junior College Played in 2008 for coach Brad Franchione...Helped Blinn Bucs to a Southwest Junior College Football Conference title and a 9-3 record as a center...Bucs finished 11th nationally in the NJCAA poll and had ranked as high as No. 5 after defeating top-ranked Navarro for the conference championship...Blinn ranked 19th in NJCAA in rushing average with 169.5 yards per game and was fourth in passing offense with 258 yards per game...Snapped to QB Terrance Cain who threw for 3,138 yards and 29 touchdowns in 2008. Prep Prepped at Clear Lake High...Worked as a defensive end and an offensive tackle his senior season...Protected a running back that rushed for nearly 1,800 yards that season...Worked as a tight end during his junior season and helped squad to a 13-2 record and an appearance in the state semifinals...Earned several player of the week honors during his career...Named honorable mention all-conference as both a junior and senior..Also played basketball and threw the shot put and discus. Personal Brad Paul is the son of Michael and Kelly Paul...Born April 3, 1988, in Durango, Colo. Paul’s Career O-Line Statistics Games/Starts 11/11

Plays/Total Plays 756/767

Paul’s Career Highs Offensive Plays:

Defensive

Bra d P a ul

2009 Played in 11 of 12 games, making 11 starts at center on the offensive line...Saw action on all but 11 offensive plays in 2009 in games he played in...Totaled 756 offensive snaps...Named the team’s Offensive Lineman of the Year...Started at center in his debut with Memphis in the season opener against Ole Miss and participated in all 78 snaps...Worked all 63 snaps against Middle Tennessee... Logged 60 of 69 offensive snaps against UT Martin... Played in all 62 offensive plays against Marshall...Worked all 57 snaps against UCF...Participated in a career-high 82 offensive plays against UTEP....Logged all 78 snaps against Southern Miss...Worked all 74 offensive plays against East Carolina...Played in 73 of 75 offensive plays against Tennessee...Did not play against UAB due to an injury...Worked all 73 offensive plays against Houston... Participated in all 56 snaps at center against Tulsa...Was part of an offensive line that enabled Curtis Steele to rush for over 1,200 yards and 15 touchdowns...Offensive line gave way to just 17 sacks, which ranked third in Conference USA and 39th nationally...Adjusted throughout the season as Memphis used three different starters at quarterback... Earned one of the Spring Iron Tiger Awards, which was presented at the 2010 Blue-Gray Game...Was on the Rimington Award Spring Watch List, an award that honors the nation’s top center.

YR 2009

#74

82 (vs. UTEP)

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2009 Named to C-USA All-Freshman Team...Played in 11 of 12 games, making six starts at nose tackle on the defensive line as a true freshman...Led the team in TFLs with seven, and tied for the team lead in forced fumbles (3)...Tied for third on the team in sacks (2)...Finished the year with 27 tackles, including 18 solo stops...Ranked tied for 31st nationally in forced fumbles per game (.27) and fifth in C-USA...Made his collegiate debut as a true freshman on the defensive line in the season opener against Ole Miss and had one solo tackle...Racked up four solo tackles against Middle Tennessee, including two TFLs for a loss of six yards and a sack for a loss of three yards...Made his first collegiate start against UT Martin and led the team with a career-high eight tackles, including five solo stops... Twice stopped the Skyhawks for no gain on 3rd-and-1... Recorded two tackles in a start against Marshall, including a sack for a loss of one yard that resulted in a fumble that was recovered by the Herd...Credited with two tackles against UTEP, including a TFL for a loss of a yard...Also forced his second career fumble that was recovered by Greg Jackson and resulted in a Memphis touchdown... Tallied two solo tackles against Southern Miss and had his third forced fumble in four games...Started against East Carolina and logged three assisted tackles...Assisted on a TFL for a loss of two yards in the third quarter...Posted two solo tackles in a start against Tennessee...Tallied one tackle against UAB, a TFL for a loss of a yard...Did not play against Houston due to a death in his family...Started against Tulsa and logged two tackles, including an assisted TFL for a loss of two yards. Prep Played for coach Jesse Allen at Wooddale High...Rated No. 19 among Top 20 prospects in Tennessee by Rivals. com...Selected to participate in the first-ever Toyota East vs. West Tennessee All-Star Classic in 2007...Tabbed by Tennessee Football Magazine as a Phenom 32 all-state honoree...Named to the 2007 MIAA 4A-5A Best of the Preps Team by the Commercial Appeal...Credited with 63 tackles and eight sacks as a junior...Was also a Best of the Preps All-Metro selection in track as a junior...Earned the shot put title for Class 3-A at the state meet with a throw of 56-3.25 as a junior...Defended his title as a senior with a throw of 54-1.25...Also won the discus event in the state meet with a personal best throw of 156-1...Claimed city, district and region track titles as a senior. Personal Dontari Poe is the son of Sandra Poe and Robert Poe Sr.... Born August 18, 1990, in Memphis. Poe’s Career Defensive Statistics YR

G/S

UT

2009

11/6

18

AT TOT PD FR FF 9

27

0

0

3

TFL

SK

INT

7-13

2-4

0-0

Poe’s Career Highs Tackles: Solo Tackles: Assisted Tackles: Tackles For Loss: Sacks: Forced Fumbles:

8 (vs. UT Martin, 2009) 5 (vs. UT Martin, 2009) 3 (2x, last vs. East Carolina, 2009) 2 (vs. Middle Tennessee, 2009) 1 (2x, last vs. Marshall, 2009) 1 (3x, last at Southern Miss, 2009)

Poe’s 2009 Game-By-Game Defense Date

Opponent

9/6/09

Ole Miss

UT AT TT TFL 1

0

1

0-0

0-0

SK

FF PB INT 0

0

0-0

9/12/09

MTSU

4

0

4

2-6

1-3

0

0

0-0

9/19/09*

UT Martin

5

3

8

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/26/09*

Marshall

1

1

2

1-1

1-1

1

0

0-0

10/3/09

UCF

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/10/09

UTEP

1

1

2

1-1

0-0

1

0

0-0


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2

0

2

1-2

0-0

1

0

0-0

10/27/09* East Carolina

Southern Miss

0

3

3

0.5-1

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/7/09*

2

0

2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

1

0

1

1-1

0-0

0

0

0-0

0

0

0-0

Tennessee

11/14/09* UAB 11/21/09

Rand y P o we l l

Prep Prepped at Ruleville High for coach Errick Lakes...Logged a 24-yard touchdown run in a win over Coahoma County in 2005...Rushed for 48 yards on six carries in the game... Registered a touchdown and a two-point conversion in a win over Broad Street...Had touchdown runs of 80 yards and one yard in a win over Shaw...Logged 56 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries versus South Delta...Finished his senior year with 13 rushing touchdowns.

r - Fr es hman 6- 0 • 200 Me mphi s , Tenn. K i n gs bur y H S

Personal Torenzo Quinn is the son of George Quinn and Bernice Quinn...Born December 3, 1986, in Grenada, Miss.

Houston

11/27/09* Tulsa

DNP 1

1

2

0.5-1

0-0

#17 Defensive Back

2009 Used the 2009 season as a redshirt year after suffering from a fractured elbow during fall camp...Was back out on the field practicing with the team during the spring 2010 practice session.

Quinn’s Career Defensive Statistics YR

G/S

UT

2009

5/2

4

AT TOT PD FR FF 0

4

0

0

0

TFL

SK

INT

0-0

0-0

0-0

Quinn’s Career Highs Tackles: Solo Tackles:

2 (at Middle Tennessee, 2009) 2 (at Middle Tennessee, 2009)

Quinn’s Career Game-By-Game Defense Date

Opponent

9/6/09

Ole Miss

UT AT TT TFL 1

0

1

0-0

0-0

SK

FF PB INT 0

0

0-0

9/12/09*

MTSU

2

0

2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/19/09*

UT Martin

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/26/09

Marshall

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/3/09

UCF

1

0

1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

#3

Running

Back

Grego ry R a y r-S e n ior - 1L 5-10 • 20 5 L o s An g e les, Calif. We stch e ste r HS E l Ca min o CC

Torenz o Q u inn

2009 Played in four of 12 games at running back...Totaled four rushes for 16 yards with an average run of 4.0 yards...Also had two receptions for three yards, with a long catch of seven yards...Made his Memphis debut against UT Martin in the fourth quarter and had one carry for five yards...Logged three rushes for 11 yards against UTEP...Had a reception for a loss of four yards against Southern Miss...Hauled in one reception for seven yards against East Carolina... Received one of the Spring Practice Performance Awards, which was presented at the 2010 Blue-Gray Game.

Seni or - 1L 5- 11 • 195 Ru lev i l l e, Mi s s . Ru l ev i l l e H S Mi s s i s s i ppi Del ta CC

2008 Used the 2008 season as a redshirt year after struggling with nagging injuries during the fall...Participated in full capacity during the spring session.

Personal Randy Orlando Powell is the son of Nina Powell...Born July 19, 1990, in Memphis, Tenn. Defensive

Back

2009 Signed with the Tigers in December 2008, and enrolled in classes at the University of Memphis in January... Worked out with the Tigers during the spring 2009 practice session...Transferred from Mississippi Delta Community College...Played in five of 12 games, making two starts at cornerback...Totaled four solo tackles on the year... Made his collegiate debut on the defense in the season opener against Ole Miss and registered one solo tackle... Earned his first Memphis start against Middle Tennessee at cornerback and posted two solo tackles...Started but did not record a tackle against UT Martin...Credited with one solo tackle against UCF...Did not play in the final seven games of the season. Academic Highlights Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the spring 2010 semester. Junior College Played two seasons for coach Jay Miller at MDCC...Named to the MACJC All-State Football North first team in 2008... Totaled 34 tackles, four TFL, three interceptions and 17 pass breakups as a sophomore...Mississippi Delta ranked

Junior College Played two seasons for coach John Featherstone at El Camino CC in Torrance, Calif....Played in six games in 2007 as El Camino finished the season with an 8-2 overall record and a 4-0 record in the Mission Conference American Division...Missed part of the season with a hamstring injury... Rushed for 165 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries as a sophomore...Registered a long run of 73 yards...Ranked sixth on the team in total offense...Played in 10 games as a freshman in ‘06...Logged 122 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries...El Camino went 12-2 and won the California Junior College title in ‘06...Had a season-high eight carries for 93 yards and two TDs in a 31-0 win over Golden West. Prep Played for coach David Williams at Westchester High in Los Angeles...Played running back in high school and was also a member of the basketball and track and field teams...Earned all-city honors in his final two seasons of high school after logging over 3,000 yards and 35 touchdowns in 2004 & 2005...Played in the Gridiron All-Star Game following his senior season. 2010 Memphis Football Fact Book

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Personal Gregory Ray is the son of Trivia Easley...Born July 3, 1988, in Los Angeles, Calif....His grandfather, Melvin Easley, lives in Memphis...Was a high school and junior college teammate of Tiger defensive lineman Justin Thompson. Ray’s Career Rushing Statistics YR 2009

G/S 4/0

NO 4

YDS 16

AVG 4.0

TDS 0

LG 5

Ray’s Career Highs Rushing Yards: Rushing Attempts: Long Run: Receptions: Receiving Yards: Long Reception:

11 (vs. UTEP, 2009) 3 (vs. UTEP, 2009) 5 (vs. UT Martin, 2009) 1 (2x, last vs. East Carolina, 2009) 7 (vs. East Carolina, 2009) 7 (vs. East Carolina, 2009)

#79

Defensive

Line

Za ch Rea S op h o m o r e 6-3 • 2 8 5 Cor dova , Te n n . Fir st Asse m b l y Ch r ist ia n Enrolled at the University of Memphis in August 2008, and joined the Tiger Football team in spring 2010. Academic Highlights Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the spring 2010 semester. Prep Lettered four years at First Assembly Christian School... Was a four-year starter on both the offensive and defensive lines...Was a team captain as a senior in 2007...Helped squad advance to the state playoffs from 2004-07...Selected as the team’s Lineman of the Year in 2007...Listed in the Who’s Who Among High School Students Sports Edition from 2004-07...Led the defensive line in tackles as a junior and a senior...Did not allow any sacks while on the offensive line...Was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at FACS. Personal Zachary Keith Rea is the son of Keith and Beth Rea...Born August 14, 1990, in Memphis...Is majoring in commercial aviation, and currently holds his commercial pilot’s license. #22

Running

Back

Jerrell Rhodes Fr e sh m a n 5 -10 • 1 9 5 Du rh a m , N.C . Jo r d a n HS Ha r g r ave M ilit a r y Enrolled at the University of Memphis in January and was eligible to participate in spring practice...Missed several practices in the spring with an injury, and did not play in the 2010 Blue-Gray Game. Prep Originally signed with North Carolina in February 2009 before joining the squad at Hargrave Military Academy... Played for coach Robert Prunty at Hargrave...Logged 10 carries for 81 yards and two touchdowns versus Frostburg State in ‘09...Also scored a touchdown versus Walter Reed in the Military Bowl... Prepped at Jordan High under coach Mike Briggs...Considered one of the top 25 players in North Carolina by The Charlotte Observer and SuperPrep... Member of PrepStar’s High School All-Atlantic Region Team...Listed in the North Carolina postseason Top 35 by Rivals.com in 2009...Was 46th on Rivals.com list of allpurpose backs...Named the PAC-6 offensive player of the year and running back of the year...Rushed for more than 4,000 career yards as he established the school’s all-time rushing mark...Gained 1,241 rushing yards as a senior... Rushed 183 times for 1,290 yards and 16 touchdowns and caught 19 passes for 281 yards and two touchdowns as a junior...Had 1,541 rushing yards as a sophomore...Named

P l a y ers

Prep Played for coach Duron Sutton at Kingsbury High...Played quarterback, free safety and was a kick returner for his high school squad...Served as a team captain for two seasons...Completed 31 of 93 passes for 583 yards and nine touchdowns...Threw for a season-high 176 yards and tossed three touchdowns versus Haywood High... Also rushed for 81 yards in that game, and had a 36-yard TD run versus Haywood...Tossed four touchdown passes and rushed for a score versus Raleigh-Egypt High in the final game of the season...Registered 436 yards rushing and nine touchdowns on 37 carries as a senior...Rushed for multiple TDs versus Northside and Melrose...Named to the MIAA 4A-5A Team as a senior...Was a Shelby-Metro’s Most Wanted Football Recruit by the Commercial Appeal in 2008...Earned the team’s Leadership Award in 2008...Also named a Best of the Preps by the Commercial Appeal as a senior...Participated in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl All-Star game...Completed 31 of 70 passes for 532 yards and a touchdown as a junior...Also rushed for 428 yards and four scores on 49 carries...Helped squad to a 7-5 record and a second round showing in the playoffs in 2007...Was the MVP of the high school Jamboree in 2005...Also lettered in track at Kingsbury...Was a six-time 100m champion in 2007.

#8

in the top five in the MACJC in passing defense and total defense in 2008...Only allowed one touchdown pass, and logged seven interceptions, one of which was returned for a score in two seasons at MDCC.


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all-state, all-conference and all-area all four years of high school...Rushed for 361 yards against East Chapel Hill High. Personal Jerrell Rhodes is the son of George Rhodes and Donna Little...Born June 30, 1990, in Durham, North Carolina. #64

Offensive

Line

D omini k R i l e y

P l a y ers

r - S eni or - 3L 6 - 5 • 310 M o n t g o mer y, Al a. C a r ve r Seni or H S 2009 Opened the season on the Rotary Lombardi Award watch list and was a first-team selection on the preseason All-C-USA team...Played in nine of 12 games, with nine starts at right guard...Had made 21-straight starts before sitting out the UAB contest with an injury...Participated in 69.0 percent of the offensive plays in games he played in...Totaled 440 offensive plays...Presented with one of the Top Tiger Awards, one of the team’s most prestigious awards...Started in the season opener at right guard and logged 66 plays at that position and one play at left guard...Registered 48 plays against Middle Tennessee...Played in 60 of 69 offensive plays against UT Martin...Logged 55 of 62 plays against Marshall...Worked 44 of 57 plays against UCF...Logged a season-high 73 of 82 plays against UTEP...Played in 32 of 78 offensive plays against Southern Miss...Worked 53 of 74 plays against East Carolina...Started against Tennessee and played in eight offensive plays early in the game... Did not play against UAB, Houston and Tulsa due to an injury...Was part of an offensive line that enabled Curtis Steele to rush for over 1,200 yards and 15 touchdowns... Offensive line gave way to just 17 sacks, which ranked third in Conference USA and 39th nationally...Adjusted throughout the season as Memphis used three different starters at quarterback...Placed on the honorable mention All-Conference USA Team by the league coaches. 2008 Started all 13 games at left guard...Is the only underclassman to start all 13 games on the Tiger offensive line...Part of an offensive line that ranked second in C-USA in fewest sacks allowed with 17...Started in the season opener and logged 58 snaps at left guard...Played all 76 snaps in the Rice game...Saw action on 64 of 83 snaps at left guard against Marshall...Started at left guard and notched a 2008 season high with 84 plays versus Nicholls State...Worked 41 snaps, primarily at left guard, versus UAB...Also played three snaps at right guard...Participated in more than half of the team’s offensive plays in the final six games of the regular season...Shared time with senior Brent Todd at left guard in the St. Petersburg Bowl...Worked 30 of the team’s 65 offensive plays in the post-season game...The Tiger offensive line contributed to Memphis ranking 22nd nationally in rushing offense and 26th in total offense...Front line also had to make several adjustments throughout the season as four different quarterbacks were utilized due to injuries...Tigers had ranked as high as 14th nationally in passing offense prior to Arkelon Hall and Will Hudgens being injured in the ECU game...Helped pave the way for Curtis Steele to rush for 1,223 yards, which ranks fourth in school history for single season yardage...O-line also contributed to Memphis having a 100-yard receiver or 100yard rusher in three of the last five games of the season. 2007 Named to both the 2007 Conference USA Media and Coaches All-Freshmen Teams...Tabbed as an honorable mention Freshman All-American by The Sporting News... Part of an offensive line that led C-USA in sack denial with 14, which also ranked 10th nationally...Played in all but the New Orleans Bowl game and made seven starts in the offensive line as a redshirt freshman...Started his first career game at left guard in Memphis’ 96 offensive play season opener against Ole Miss...Started the first five games of the season before suffering a broken rib in the Marshall game...Did not start the following games versus Middle Tennessee and Rice, but came in as a reserve on the line despite the painful injury...Started the next two games against Tulane and East Carolina...Participated in over half of the Tigers’ offensive plays in seven games and

did not come out of the Tulane meeting while working 65 total plays...Helped the Tiger offense rank 13th nationally in passing offense and 23rd in total offense...Was a key factor in Martin Hankins passing for 3,220 yards and 25 touchdowns...Also a member of the special teams unit for field goals and PATs. 2006 Redshirted during the 2006 season...Was the offensive recipient of the Chris Faros Most Improved Player Award at the 2007 Blue-Gray Game. Academic Highlights Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for four semesters (fall ‘07 &’08, spring ‘09 & ‘10)...Earned recognition on the U of M Dean’s List for spring 2010...Graduated from the U of M in December 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in criminology and criminal justice. Prep Three-year letterman and starter at both center and tackle for coach Larry Ware at Carver High…fAnchored an offensive line in 2005 that helped lead his team to an 11-2 record and a berth in the Alabama state playoffs…Served as a permanent captain in ‘05…Was a second team 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…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.

#82

W ide

Receiver

Henr y Rodgers r-Ju n io r 6 -2 • 2 0 0 Memph is, Te n n . W hite S t at io n HS Joined the Tigers in August 2007 and worked throughout the season with the offensive scout team...Redshirted during the 2007 season...Continued to work with the receiving corps during the 2008 campaign...Suffered a knee injury during the spring 2009 practice session and was unable to participate in the Blue-Gray game...Continued to work with the offense during the 2009 season...Logged four receptions for 23 yards in the 2010 Blue-Gray Game. Academic Highlights Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the fall 2007 semester...Was listed on the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2007-08. Prep Lettered two seasons as a receiver and cornerback for coach Major Wright at White Station High…Helped lead his 2006 squad to a 12-2 record and a regional championship…Logged a 99-yard kick return versus Wooddale… Tallied a career-high 13 receptions against Germantown High…Had 61 receptions for 1,113 yards as a senior…Also totaled seven kick returns for 217 yards…Was a Best of the Preps selection by the Memphis Commercial Appeal… Participated in the Liberty Bowl High School All-Star game… Named all-region after ranking No. 1 in the city and third in the state in receiving in 2007. Personal Henry Jereal Rodgers is the son of Anthony and Angela Rodgers…Born October 4, 1989, in Memphis, Tenn.

Riley’s Career O-Line Statistics YR 2007 2008 2009 Total

Games/Starts 12/7 13/13 9/9 34/29

Plays/Total Plays 502/939 631/977 440/638 1,573/2,554

Riley’s Career Highs Offensive Plays:

87 (vs. Ole Miss, 2007) #55

Defensive

Line

Jimm y R o b inso n r-Fr e sh man 6 -1 • 29 0 Memph is, Te n n . Fa ir le y HS 2009 Redshirted during the 2009 season as a true freshman. Prep Four-year starter for coach Rahnmann Slocum at Fairley High...Credited with 71 tackles and 15 sacks as a senior... Helped 2008 squad to a 9-3 record and an appearance in the playoffs...Selected as one of the Top 75 Tennessee prospects by TNVarsity.com...Selected to the MIAA 4A-5A Team as a senior...Named Commercial Appeal’s Defensive Player of the Week in October ‘08 for three sack effort in 19-18 win over Region 8-4A rival Melrose...Also tallied six tackles in Fairley’s first win over Melrose since 1999...Credited with three sacks versus White Station... Participated in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School AllStar Game...Helped Red team to a 14-0 win over the Blue squad...Chosen by his all-star teammates for the Harris Jones Courage Award...Earned first-team defensive honors at the Steve Robertson Camp in Tupelo over the summer. Personal Jimmy Robinson is the son of Marshil Franklin and Jimmy Franklin...Born March 5, 1990, in Clarksdale, Miss.

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#18

W ide

Receiver

M a rcus Rucker r-S o p h o m o r e - 1 L 6 -4 • 1 8 0 Memph is, Te n n . W hiteh ave n HS 2009 Played in all 12 games at wide receiver...Ranked second on the team in average yards per reception (13.4) and third in receiving yards (241) and receiving touchdowns (2)...Tied for fifth on the team in receptions (18)...Averaged 20.1 receiving yards per game...Totaled four receptions for 20 yards or more...10 of his 18 receptions were for first downs or touchdowns...Made his collegiate debut in the season opener against Ole Miss and tallied two receptions for 24 yards...Hauled in two receptions for 53 yards against UTEP and caught his first career touchdown pass...Posted a long reception of 31 yards...Touchdown came on a 22yard reception in the first quarter to score the Tigers’ first points of the game...Registered one reception for 11 yards against Southern Miss...Credited with a career-high five receptions for 89 yards against East Carolina, including a touchdown catch...Second career TD came on a career high and team game-high 43-yard reception from Will Hudgens...Registered two receptions for six yards against Tennessee...Recorded four catches against UAB for 54 yards, including two for third down conversions...Caught one pass for a six-yard gain against Houston. 2008 Redshirted during the 2008 season as a true freshman... Had a productive spring and was named the Offensive MVP of the 2009 Blue-Gray Game after registering four receptions for 126 yards and a touchdown in the scrimmage. Prep Played for coach Rodney Saulsberry at Whitehaven High... Helped squad to a 10-2 record and an appearance in the state playoffs...Caught TD passes of 41 and 20 yards in the Class 5A playoff win over Ridgeway...Hauled in touchdown receptions of 48 and 40 yards earlier in the year in a win over Collierville...Tabbed by the Memphis Commercial Appeal as a Shelby-Metro Most Wanted prospect in 2007... Invited to participate in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl High


2010 Memphis Football Page 53 School All-Star game...Named to the 2007 MIAA 4A-5A Best of the Preps Team by the Commercial Appeal...Rated as a three-star athlete by Rivals.com...Caught a 61-yard pass against Collierville as a junior...Helped team to a 6-4 overall record and a 4-3 record in the region in ‘06... Averaged over 15 points a game on the basketball court... Named All-Metro Class 3-A in track as a junior. Personal Marcus Rucker is the son of Felecia Rucker...Born May 19, 1990, in Memphis, Tenn. Rucker’s Career Receiving Statistics YR 2009

G/S 12/0

NO 18

YDS 241

AVG 13.4

TDS 2

LG 43

Rucker’s Career Highs Receptions: Receiving Yards: Long Reception: TD Receptions:

5 (vs. East Carolina, 2009) 89 (vs. East Carolina, 2009) 43 (vs. East Carolina, 2009) 1 (2x, last vs. East Carolina, 2009)

Rucker’s 2009 Game-By-Game Receiving Opponent Ole Miss MTSU UT Martin Marshall UCF UTEP Southern Miss East Carolina Tennessee UAB Houston Tulsa

NO YDS AVG TDS LG 2 24 12.0 0 13 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 (-2) 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 53 26.5 1 31 1 11 11.0 0 11 5 89 17.8 1 43 2 6 3.0 0 4 4 54 13.5 0 20 1 6 6.0 0 6 0 0 0.0 0 0

#12 Defensive Back

Moh ammed S eis a y r - Fr es hman 6- 2 • 200 S p r i ngfi el d, Va. W. Spri ngfi el d H S Fo r k Uni on Mi l i tar y

2009 Redshirted during the 2009 season as a true freshman. Prep Played for coach John Shuman at Fork Union Military Academy...Helped squad to a 6-4 record in 2008...Totaled 45 tackles and eight pass breakups...Returned a blocked PAT 95 yards in a 33-29 win over North Carolina Tech... Also logged an interception in the endzone in that contest... Played for coach Bill Renner at West Springfield High... Helped his 2007 squad to a 10-3 record and a playoff berth for the school for the first time in 14 years...Totaled 35 tackles, four interceptions, 10 pass breakups and a forced fumble in 2007...Registered an interception versus Edison HS and against West Potomac...Credited with a touchdown-saving tackle in an upset win over Robinson... Logged nine tackles and two forced fumbles versus Lake Bradock...Named first-team all-district in 2007...Registered a school-record three interceptions in a win over Hayfield in 2006...Named first-team all-district and second-team all-region...Ran the anchor leg of the 4x100 relay and broke school record with a time of 43.96. Personal Mohammed Seisay is the son of Ibrahim Seisay and Fatima Seisay...Born May 22, 1990, in Alexandria, Va.

Deep

Snapper

Jeremy S ingler r-S op h o mor e 6-0 • 16 5 Me mph is, Te n n . Christia n Br oth e r s HS

The University of Memphis

Smith’s Career Passing Statistics YR G/S 2008* 1/0 *at Miami

ATT 1

COMP YDS 1 2

Prep Lettered three seasons for coach Kevin Locastro at Christian Brothers High School...Named to the United States Army Division II Preseason All-Academic Team in 2007. Personal Jeremy Singler is the son of Joe and Cory Singler...Born October 19, 1989, in Memphis, Tenn. #16

Quar terback

Ca nno n S mith r-S op h o mor e 6-0 • 20 5 Me mph is, Te n n . Olive Br a n ch HS Har g r ave /Un iv. o f Miami

2009 Transferred to Memphis in fall 2009, from the University of Miami...Was able to practice with the team, but was ineligible for games during the 2009 season because of NCAA transfer guidelines. Academic Highlights Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the spring 2010 semester... Was selected to the Tiger Academic 30 for spring 2010, an award honoring the top 30 student-athletes in the department...Earned recognition on the U of M Dean’s List for spring 2010...One of three Tigers, all of which were QBs, who earned a 4.0 GPA in spring ‘10. Miami Played in the 2008 season opener against Charleston Southern...Went 1-for-1 for two yards and rushed once for a two-yard gain. Prep One of the nation’s top prep school quarterbacks in 2007 from Hargrave Military Academy...Split his high school career between Christian Brothers and Olive Branch (Miss.) High...In 2007 at prep school, broke the school record with 476 yards and four touchdowns in one game...As a senior in 2006 at Olive Branch, completed 130 of 273 passes for 2,314 yards, 27 touchdowns and seven interceptions and also ran for more than 500 yards and seven touchdowns... Led his team to a No. 2 ranking in Class 5A...Selected to play in the U.S. Army High School All-America game after his senior year...Named a Tom Lemming High School AllAmerican selection...Also a Missisippi Coaches All-State selection...Named Mississippi NE Regional 5A Offensive Player of the Year and selected to play in the Mississippi/ Alabama All Star game...Named Memphis Commerical Appeal Best of the Preps Top 5 Offensive Player of the Year...As a junior, played at Christian Brothers in Memphis... Originally committed to Ole Miss out of high school before attending Hargrave Military Academy. Personal Cannon Smith is the son of FedEx CEO Frederick W. Smith...Born October 21, 1987, in Memphis, Tenn....Older brother Arthur played guard/center for the University of North Carolina from 2001-05.

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TD 0

LG 2

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Derek Smith

2009 Joined the Tigers for the spring 2009 practice session... Worked with the special teams unit in the spring as a deep snapper...Redshirted during the 2009 season, gaining experience behind veteran deep snapper Keenan Bratcher. Academic Highlights Named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for 200910...Was a member of the Tiger 3.0 Club for the fall 2008 and spring 2009 semesters

INT 0

r-Fr e sh m a n • 1 L 6-2 • 2 0 5 E ver g r e e n , Ala . Hillc r e st HS 2009 Played in four of 12 games on special teams as a true freshman...Totaled four tackles, including two solo stops... All four tackles came on kickoff returns...Made his collegiate debut as a true freshman on special teams in the season opener against Ole Miss and assisted on one tackle... Registered two unassisted tackles on the kickoff coverage team against UT Martin...Posted one assisted tackle against Marshall...Did not play in the final eight games after suffering a season-ending knee injury....Requested and received a medical hardship for the 2009 season... Recovered from his injury by the start of spring practice and was able to fully participate in the spring...Was presented the Rex Dockery Award at the 2010 Blue-Gray Game. Academic Highlights Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the fall ‘09 and spring ‘10 semesters...Named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for 2009-10...Earned recognition on the U of M Dean’s List for fall 2009. Prep Played for coach Maurice Belser at Hillcrest High...Worked at running back and cornerback...Was a team captain as a senior...Missed a majority of the 2008 season with an injury...Scored on a two-point conversion in a 21-20 win over Theodore...Registered 69 yards and a one-yard touchdown run versus Baldwin County...Logged 277 yards rushing in 2008 versus Hantley...Participated in the West versus East All-Star game...Rushed for 772 yards and 12 touchdowns on 88 carries in 2007...Had a long run of 82 yards versus Jackson...Rushed for multiple TDs in five games...Posted 200-plus yards rushing in consecutive games versus Jackson (17-220-2 TD) and Georgiana (14-204-2 TD)... Also caught five passes for 33 yards...Logged 36 tackles, one sack and four interceptions as a junior...Tallied three interceptions against Monroe County...Received the team’s 100-Percent Award and the Top Defensive Back award as a junior...Also played basketball for Hillcrest. Personal Derek Cordell Smith is the son of Carl and Sandra Smith... Born January 30, 1991, in Monroeville, Ala. Smith’s Career Defensive Statistics YR

G/S

UT

2009

4/0

2

AT TOT PD FR FF 2

4

0

0

0

TFL

SK

INT

0-0

0-0

0-0

Smith’s Career Highs Tackles: Solo Tackles: Assisted Tackles:

2 (vs. UT Martin, 2009) 2 (vs. UT Martin, 2009) 1 (2x, last vs. Marshall, 2009) #5

Running

Back

La nce Smith S e n io r - 1 L 5-11 • 2 0 5 Wa r r e n , Oh io How la n d HS W is c o n sin

2009 Played in eight of 12 games at running back and on special teams...Finished the season ranked third on the team in rushing attempts (46)...Ranked fourth on the team in rushing yards (149), kick returns (9) and kick return yards (183)...Tallied one 100-yard kick return game...Averaged 49.5 all purpose yards per game and 3.2 yards per rush...

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Date 9/6/09 9/12/09 9/19/09 9/26/09 10/3/09 10/10/09 10/17/09 10/27/09 11/7/09 11/14/09 11/21/09 11/27/09

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Also totaled 10 receptions for 64 yards...Ten of his rushing attempts were for first downs or touchdowns...Made his Memphis debut in the season opener against Ole Miss and rushed for 63 yards on 10 carries...Had three rushes for gains of 10 yards or more...Also returned four kickoffs for 62 yards, with a long return of 30 yards...Totaled 148 all-purpose yards against Middle Tennessee, garnering his first 100-yard kick return game with 121 yards on five carries...Also hauled in two receptions for 19 yards ...Scored his first rushing touchdown with Memphis in the fourth quarter on a three-yard run...Ran for 12 yards on eight carries against UT Martin...Also had 10 yards receiving on two catches...Had four carries for 13 yards against Marshall and a career-high four receptions for 14 yards...Made his first career start against UCF, and led the team with 35 yards rushing on eight attempts...Also had one reception of 14 yards...Rushed six times against UTEP for 19 yards...Credited with one rush for two yards against East Carolina...Did not play in the final four games... Suffered a fracture to his lower leg during a practice in the spring...Required surgery and continued rehabbing in the summer...Is hopeful for a return to the field in the fall.

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2008 Transferred to Memphis from Wisconsin in fall 2008, and was not able to participate in games due to NCAA transfer guidelines...Was able to practice with the team...Was presented with one of the Top Newcomer Awards at the 2009 Blue-Gray Game. University of Wisconsin Played in eight games in 2007...Was the team’s third-leading rusher (436 yards on 71 carries)...Averaged 6.0 yards per carry...Ran the ball six times for 23 yards in the 2008 Outback Bowl against 16th-ranked Tennessee...Gained 52 yards on 10 carries before leaving with injury late in second quarter of upset win over 13th-ranked Michigan...Carried 15 times for career highs of 79 yards and two TDs in win over Indiana...Rushed for first TD of season in win over Northern Illinois...Rushed for 54 yards on just six carries in win over 23rd-ranked Michigan State...Carried seven times for 77 yards (including career-long 56-yard run) in win over The Citadel...Played in 12 games in 2006... Team’s second-leading rusher with 345 yards and five TDs...Rushed for fifth TD of season in win over Buffalo... Logged career-high 21 carries for 46 yards and a TD in relief of injured starter P.J. Hill...Accumulated 21 yards on three carries, including an eight-yard TD run, at Purdue... Totaled six carries for 40 yards, including a 25-yard TD run, vs. Northwestern...Logged 19 carries for career-high 65 yards and his first TD at Indiana...Rushed eight times for 41 yards in collegiate debut vs. Bowling Green...Registered the most yards rushing for a Badger true freshman in a season-opener since 1996. Prep Played for coach Dick Angle at Howland High...Listed among top 100 players on “ESPN 150” list of the nation’s top recruits...PrepStar “Dream Team” All-American... Rated among the top 30 players in Ohio and the No. 19 running back in the nation according to Rivals.com... Rated among top 45 running backs in the nation according to Scout.com...Ranked among top 40 players in the Midwest by Superprep...Earned all-county, all-district and all-conference honors...Two-time team MVP and captain... Rushed for 1,850 yards and 20 TDs, and accumulated more than 2,500 all-purpose yards, as a senior...Rushed for 1,755 yards and 18 TDs as a junior...Earned three letters in football and one in basketball. Personal Lance Smith is the son of Audreana Smith and Andre Williams...Born Dec. 6, 1987, in Warren, Ohio. Smith’s Career Rushing Statistics YR G/S 2006* 12/0 2007* 8/0 2009 8/1 Total 28/1 *at Wisconsin

NO 95 71 46 212

YDS 345 429 149 923

AVG 3.6 6.0 3.2 4.4

TDS 5 3 1 9

LG 25 56 15 56

Smith’s Kick Return Statistics YR 2009

G 8

NO 9

YDS 183

TD 0

LG 37

AVG 20.3

Smith’s Career Highs Rushing Yards: Rushing Attempts: Long Run: Rushing Touchdown: Receiving Yards: Receptions: Long Reception Kick Returns: Kick Return Yards: Long Kick Return:

79 (Indiana, 2007) 21 (Illinois, 2006) 56 (The Citadel, 2007) 2 (Indiana, 2007) 19 (at Middle Tennessee, 2009) 4 (vs. Marshall, 2009) 18 (at Middle Tennessee, 2009) 5 (at Middle Tennessee, 2009) 121 (at Middle Tennessee, 2009) 37 (at Middle Tennessee, 2009)

Smith’s 2009 Game-By-Game Rushing Date

Opponent

NO

YDS

AVG

TDS

LG

9/6/09

Ole Miss

10

63

6.3

0

15

9/12/09

MTSU

7

8

1.1

1

3

9/19/09

UT Martin

8

12

1.5

0

9

9/26/09

Marshall

4

13

3.3

0

7

10/3/09*

UCF

8

35

4.4

0

12

10/10/09

UTEP

6

19

3.2

0

7

10/17/09

Southern Miss

2

(-3)

(-1.5)

0

1

10/27/09 11/7/09

East Carolina Tennessee

1

2

0

2

11/14/09

UAB

DNP

11/21/09

Houston

DNP

11/27/09

Tulsa

DNP

2.0 DNP

Smith’s 2009 Game-By-Game Kick Return Date 9/6/09 9/12/09 9/19/09

Opponent Ole Miss MTSU UT Martin #12

NO YDS TD 4 62 0 5 121 0 0 0 0

LG AVG 30 15.5 37 24.2 0 0.0

Quar terback

Andy S ummer lin S op h o mor e • T R 6 -5 • 23 0 A p o p k a , F la . A po p k a HS Co f feyville CC Enrolled at the University of Memphis in January and participated in spring practice...Transferred from Coffeyville Community College...Had his spring cut short by a shoulder injury that required surgery...Is hopeful for a return to the field in the fall. Academic Highlights Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the spring 2010 semester... Selected to the Tiger Academic 30 for the spring 2010 semester, an award honoring the top 30 student-athletes in the department...Earned recognition on the U of M Dean’s List for spring 2010...One of three Tigers, all of which were QBs, who earned a 4.0 GPA in spring ‘10. Junior College Played one season for coach Darian Dulin at Coffeyville CC...Led Ravens to a 7-4 record in 2009 with all four losses occurring against teams ranked in the top 10 nationally... Coffeyville finished ranked 12th nationally in the final NJCAA poll...Set a new school record for passing yards in a season with 2,302 yards in ‘09...Tied the school record for completions in a single game with 32 against Navarro in the season opener...Named first-team all-conference and earned the team’s Most Valuable Player award...Completed 14-of-19 pass attempts for 258 yards and a touchdown in the 54-12 win over Rochester in the North Star Bowl... Also rushed for a touchdown in the post-season contest... Redshirted in 2008. Prep Played for coach Rick Darlington at Apopka High...Primarily ran a triple option offense his senior season...Passed for 2010 Memphis Football Fact Book

over 1,000 yards and rushed for nearly 500 yards...Missed a majority of his junior season with a knee injury. Personal Andrew Jefferson Summerlin is the son of Dan and Julie Summerlin...Born July 29, 1988, in Eustis, Fla. #23

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T erren ce Thomas r-Ju n io r 6 -0 • 2 3 0 E ufau la , Ala . E ufau la HS Signed with the Tigers in February 2007, and redshirted as a true freshman during the ‘07 campaign...Worked with the defensive scout team throughout the fall...Had a productive spring session at middle linebacker...Had the defense’s only score in the Blue-Gray Game when he scooped up a fumble midway through the scrimmage and returned it 28 yards for a touchdown...Continued to work at linebacker during the 2008 and 2009 seasons. Prep Three-year starter on defense for coach Dan Klages at Eufaula High…Led squad in tackles in 2006 with 125 stops…Totaled four fumble recoveries, one of which he returned for a score…Credited with four interceptions and returned one pick for a TD…Tallied two blocked punts…Served as a team captain as a senior…Was part of a defense that allowed less than 10 points per game… Helped squad to a 14-1 record and the class 5A state runnerup title…Named to All-State Defensive Team by the Alabama Sports Writers Association…Also named to the area’s Super 12 Team…Selected all-county as a senior...Invited to play in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game…Played safety as a junior and logged 76 tackles… Participated in the North-South All-Star game as a junior and recovered a fumble for a 70-yard TD return...Named All-County in 2005…Also played three seasons for the basketball team…Was a sprinter for the track team for three seasons…Participated in the 100 meters and was a member of the 4x100 relay team that advanced to the state championships. Personal Terrence Deshawn Thomas is the son of Emily Thomas... Born March 18, 1989, in West Palm Beach, Fla. #33

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Justin T hompson r-S en ior - 1 L 6 -4 • 2 9 0 In g le wo o d , Ca lif. Westch e st e r HS E l Ca min o Co lle g e

2009 Joined the Tigers in January, and enrolled in school for the spring semester...Worked out with the Tiger defense during the spring 2009 practice session...Transferred from El Camino College...Played in eight of 12 games in 2009, with one start on the defensive line...Underwent knee surgery on October 23, 2009 and missed three games...Totaled 18 tackles, including 12 solo stops...Posted 2.5 TFLs for a loss of 10 yards and an assisted sack for a loss of two yards...Made his Memphis debut on the defensive line in the season opener against Ole Miss and had two solo tackles, including one for a loss of five yards...Credited with one solo tackle against Middle Tennessee...Had his first collegiate start against UT Martin and made two solo tackles...Logged a career-best five tackles against Marshall and assisted on a sack for a loss of five yards in the third quarter...Matched his career high in tackles with five solo stops against UCF...Had a TFL for a loss of three yards... Registered two assisted tackles against UTEP...Was in on one assisted tackle against Southern Miss...Had knee surgery on Oct. 23...Returned against Houston after missing three games with the injury...Did not play against Tulsa. Junior College Played two seasons for coach John Featherstone at El Camino College...Saw action in 10 games as a sophomore


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G/S

UT

2009

8/1

12

AT TOT PD FR FF 6

18

0

0

0

TFL

SK

INT

2.5-10

0.5-2

0-0

Thompson’s Career Highs 5 (2x, last at UCF, 2009) 5 (at UCF, 2009) 3 (vs. Marshall, 2009) 1 (2x, last at UCF, 2009) 0.5 (vs. Marshall, 2009)

Thompson’s 2009 Game-By-Game Defense Date

Opponent

9/6/09

Ole Miss

UT AT TT TFL 2

0

2

1-5

0-0

SK

0

0

0-0

9/12/09

MTSU

1

0

1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/19/09*

UT Martin

2

0

2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/26/09

Marshall

2

3

5

.5-2

.5-2

0

0

0-0

10/3/09

UCF

5

0

5

1-3

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/10/09

UTEP

0

2

2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/17/09

Southern Miss

0

1

1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/27/09

East Carolina

DNP - Injured

11/7/09

Tennessee

DNP - Injured

11/14/09

UAB

11/21/09

Houston

11/27/09

Tulsa

FF PB INT

DNP - Injured 0

0

0

0-0

0-0

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F r an k T r o tter Juni or - 2L 6 - 2 • 265 Mobi l e, Al a. Jo h n LeF l or e H S 2009 Played in all 12 games on the defensive line and worked with the special teams unit...Started in the final nine games of the season...Averaged 3.0 tackles per game...Totaled 36 tackles, including17 solo stops, and also logged 3.5 TFLs for a loss of three yards...Tallied three quarterback hurries and a blocked PAT...Participated on special teams in the season opener against Ole Miss and made one solo tackle...Had five solo tackles against Middle Tennessee, including one TFL for a loss of a yard...Posted his second straight game with a TFL for a loss of one yard against UT Martin and had two solo tackles in the game...Credited with two solo tackles in a start against Marshall...Registered two solo tackles against UCF as well as two quarterback

2008 Played in all 13 games with three starts on the defensive line at defensive tackle...Started against East Carolina, Southern Miss and SMU in place of injured senior Clinton McDonald...One of eight true freshmen to see action in 2008...Was the first true freshman to start a game on either side of the ball...Credited with a tackle in six games and had five stops in two games...Made his collegiate debut on the defense in the season opener against Ole Miss... Recorded his first collegiate tackle in the Rice game in the third quarter...Posted a career high of two-and-a-half TFL, and five total tackles, against Nicholls State...Logged a career-high four solo tackles on the defensive line against Louisville...All four tackles resulted in gains of seven yards or less, and three of them were for three yards or less... Against East Carolina, became the first true freshman to start on either side of the ball, replacing injured senior Clinton McDonald...Matched his career high with five tackles, three of which were solo stops...Had a solo tackle for a loss of two yards in the second quarter...All five tackles were for gains of five or fewer yards...Started for the second-straight game against Southern Miss, and assisted on one tackle in the third quarter...Started at defensive tackle versus SMU, but was not credited with a tackle...Made two tackles in the second quarter on short gains of four yards versus Tulane...Received the Chris Faros Most Improved Award at the 2009 Blue-Gray Game. Academic Highlights Was a member of the Tiger 3.0 Club for the fall 2008 semester...Named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2008-09. Prep Lettered four seasons at John LeFlore High for coach Greg Quinney...Was a starter on both the offensive and defensive lines...Registered 68 tackles, three sacks and two fumble recoveries as a senior...Voted the team’s Lineman of the Year in ‘07...Selected as a Mobile Press Register Player of the Week twice in his career...Received the Iron Man Award for ‘07...Tabbed as the Most Improved Defensive Player in ‘05...Finished his prep career with 139 tackles, nine sacks and five fumbles...Helped his 2004 squad to a region championship. Personal Frank Trotter is the son of Bernadette Key and Frank Williams...Born January 17, 1990, in Mobile, Ala. Trotter’s Career Defensive Statistics YR

G/S

UT

2008

13/3

10

AT TOT PD FR FF

2009

12/9

17

19

36

0

Total 25/12

27

27

54

0

8

18

0

TFL

SK

INT

0

3.5-9

0-0

0-0

0

0

3.5-3

0-0

0-0

0

0

7-12

0-0

0-0

0

Trotter’s Career Highs Tackles: Solo Tackles: Assisted Tackles: Tackles for Loss: Blocked Kick:

5 (5x, last at Houston, 2009) 5 (at Middle Tennessee, 2009) 5 (2x, last at Houston, 2009) 2.5 (vs. Nicholls State, 2008) 1 (PAT at Southern Miss, 2009)

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Opponent

8/30/08

Ole Miss

UT AT TT TFL 0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/6/08

Rice

1

0

1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/13/08

Marshall

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/20/08

Nicholls State

2

3

5

2.5-7

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/27/08

Arkansas State

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/2/08

UAB

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/10/08

Louisville

4

0

4

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/18/08* East Carolina

3

2

5

1-2

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/25/08* Southern Miss

0

1

1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/8/08*

SMU

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/22/08

UCF

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/29/08

Tulane

0

2

2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

12/20/08

USF

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/6/09

Ole Miss

1

0

1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/12/09

MTSU

5

0

5

1-1

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/19/09

UT Martin

2

0

2

1-1

0-0

0

0

0-0

9/26/09*

Marshall

2

0

2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/3/09*

UCF

2

0

2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/10/09* UTEP

2

1

3

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/17/09* Southern Miss

0

3

3

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

10/27/09* East Carolina

0

4

4

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/7/09*

0

5

5

1-1

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/14/09* UAB

2

0

2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/21/09* Houston

0

5

5

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/27/09* Tulsa

1

1

2

0.5-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

Tennessee

#70

SK

FF PB INT

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T o mmy Wal ker r-Ju n io r - 2 L 6-3 • 2 8 0 Mun fo r d , Te n n . Mu n fo r d HS 2009 Started all 12 games at right tackle on the offensive line... Participated in 72.4 percent of the offensive plays...Saw action on 609 offensive plays...Made his first collegiate start on the o-line at right tackle against Ole Miss and logged 57 of 78 plays...Worked 33 offensive plays against Middle Tennessee...Recorded 35 plays against UT Martin...Logged 42 of 62 offensive plays against Marshall and had one tackle on special teams...Logged 48 of 57 plays against UCF...Worked a career-high 73 of 82 snaps against UTEP... Logged 68 of 78 snaps against Southern Miss...Played in 60 of 74 offensive plays against East Carolina...Worked 41 of 75 plays against Tennessee...Logged 46 of 74 offensive plays against UAB...Participated in 61 of 73 snaps against Houston...Saw action on 45 of 56 plays against Tulsa...Was part of an offensive line that enabled Curtis Steele to rush for over 1,200 yards and 15 touchdowns... Offensive line gave way to just 17 sacks, which ranked third in Conference USA and 39th nationally...Adjusted throughout the season as Memphis used three different starters at quarterback. 2008 Redshirted during the 2008 season after playing as a true freshman in 2007...Was presented one of the Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year awards at the 2008 team banquet...Made the transition from defensive line to offensive line during spring workouts in 2009. 2007 One of four freshmen to see playing time in 2007...Played in 10 games in the defensive front...Totaled seven tackles, four of which were solo stops...Made his first collegiate appearance against Jacksonville State and had two solo tackles in the game...Recorded a solo tackle in the second quarter that denied first-down yardage and brought up 3rd-and-4...JSU punted two plays later...Credited with another solo stop later in the second quarter...Assisted on a stop against UCF...Registered two assisted tackles versus Arkansas State and two solo strike against Middle Tennessee...Made a solo strike in the third quarter that stopped MTSU’s drive and forced the Raiders into a 45yard field goal that they missed...Dropped Phillip Tanner for a loss of two yards in the fourth quarter...Continued to

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Tackles: Solo Tackles: Assisted Tackles Tackles For Loss: Sacks:

hurries...One hurry forced an incomplete pass on third down and the other created a Memphis interception that Jada Brown returned 62 yards...Both tackles were for no gain...Logged three tackles in a start against UTEP...Made three assisted tackles against Southern Miss and blocked a PAT attempt...Registered four assisted tackles against East Carolina...Matched a career best with five tackles against Tennessee, with all five being assisted stops...All but one of the tackles held the Vols short of a first down on third or fourth down conversion attempts...Assisted on two tackles for lost yardage...Tallied two solo tackles in a start against UAB and had a quarterback hurry on an incomplete pass in the second quarter...Matched his career high with five assisted tackles against Houston...Logged two tackles against Tulsa, including an assisted tackle for a loss of a yard...Named the Defensive MVP of the 2010 Blue-Gray Game in the spring after totaling five tackles, two sacks, a pass breakup and a fumble recovery...Received one of the Spring Practice Performance Awards, which was presented at the 2010 Blue-Gray Game.


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work with the defensive line in the spring...Was presented the Ralph Hatley Scholar Athlete Award at the 2008 BlueGray Game...The award is presented annually to a Tiger football player who plans a career in the field of health, physical education or recreation. Academic Highlights Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the spring 2010 semester.

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Brya n Wright

r-Ju n ior 6 -1 • 31 0 Wynn e , Ar k. Wyn n e HS Misso u ri S o u th e r n

r-S en ior - 2 L 6 -0 • 1 9 0 Miami , F la . No r th we st e r n HS

2009 Joined the Tigers in fall camp in 2009 after transferring from Missouri Southern...Worked with the offensive line during the fall but was not eligible to participate in games in 2009 because of NCAA transfer guidelines.

Personal Tommy James Walker is the son of Mary Henderson... Born August 12, 1988, in Memphis, Tenn.

Personal Justin Williams is the son of Gloria Walker and Y.C. Young... Born May 22, 1989, in Wynne, Ark.

YR

G/S

UT

2007

10/0

4

AT TOT PD FR FF 3

7

0

0

0

TFL

SK

INT

1-2

0-0

0-0

Walker’s Career O-Line Statistics YR 2009

Games/Starts 12/12

Plays/Total Plays 609/841

Walker’s Career Highs Tackles: Solo Tackles: Assisted Tackles: Tackles for Loss: Offensive Plays:

2 (3 games, last vs. MTSU, 2007) 2 (2 games, last vs. MTSU, 2007) 2 (Arkansas State, 2007) 1 (MTSU, 2007) 73 (vs. UTEP, 2009) #92

Punter

A u stin W e a v er r - S o phomor e 5 - 10 • 190 G e r m a ntown, Tenn. H o us ton H S 2009 Joined the Tiger special teams unit in the fall and redshirted during the 2009 season. Academic Highlights Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the fall 2009 and spring 2010 semesters..Listed on the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for 2009-10. Prep Played for coach Tim Haney at Houston High School... Helped his squad to a 9-3 record as a senior...Averaged 38.9 yards on 37 punts as a senior...Dropped 11 punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line and had a long punt of 57 yards...Was a second-team all-region selection as a senior... Also played one season of baseball and was a member of the HHS basketball team as a sophomore and junior. Personal Austin Lancaster Weaver is the son of Stan and Vicki Weaver...Born December 24, 1989, in Germantown, Tenn.... His father punted for the Tigers from 1980-83 and was a member of the Tiger baseball team in 1981.

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Justin Willia ms

Prep Played one season at Munford High for coach Wayne Randall after transferring from Frayser High in Memphis... Played both offensive and defensive line…Helped MHS to an 8-4 record and a 5-0 record in conference in 2006… Squad advanced to the second round of the playoffs… Credited with 96 tackles and 20 sacks in 2006 and was named all-state for his efforts…Was a two-time all-metro honoree…Selected Tipton County All-Region…Selected to the Tennessee Dream Team…Named the team’s MVP and Most Valuable Lineman…Was a permanent team captain at Munford…Invited to participate in the Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star game.

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Prep Played for coach Don Campbell at Wynne High...Worked with the offensive and defensive lines...Helped lead squad to a 13-1 record and an Arkansas 4A state semifinal finish in 2006...Named to the Class 5A all-state team by the Jonesboro Sun in 2006...Signed with Missouri Southern in February 2007.

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Quar terback

R ya n Willia ms Fr e sh man 6-5 • 22 0 Pe mbr oke P in e s, F la . Mir a mar HS Graduated early (Jan. ‘10) from Miramar High, and enrolled at the University of Memphis...Worked out with the squad during the spring practice session...Was named the Offensive MVP of the Blue-Gray Game after completing 15 of 17 pass attempts for 186 yards and three touchdowns... Completed his first 14 attempts in the spring game...His first touchdown pass was a 72-yard scoring strike to Jermaine McKenzie...Also had touchdown passes of 10 and 26 yards. Academic Highlights Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the spring 2010 semester... Selected to the Tiger Academic 30 for the spring 2010 semester, an award honoring the top 30 student-athletes in the department...Earned recognition on the U of M Dean’s List for spring 2010...One of three Tigers, all of which were QBs, who earned a 4.0 GPA in spring ‘10. Prep Threw for 2,455 yards and 26 touchdowns as a senior at Miramar High...Completed 175 of 282 pass attempts... Set a state record with five touchdown passes in the State Championship game against DeLand, breaking the previous record set by Tim Tebow...Named Beef O’Brady’s MVP of the 6A State Championship game...Completed 18 of 21 pass attempts for 254 yards and five touchdowns in leading MHS to its first-ever state title...The 85.7% completion rating set a record, and made him the only QB to hold two state records...Led squad to a 14-1 record and a Class 6A state title...Named Broward All-County by the Sun-Sentinel... Team ranked 27th nationally...Twice named Player of the Week in December by MaxPreps.com...Earned honors after throwing for 267 yards and four touchdowns in a 34-0 win over Dr. Krop (Miami)...Selected Player of the Week again for five-TD effort versus DeLand...Threw for over 200 yards in four games, and tossed multiple touchdown passes in six contests...Honored by Miami Dolphins as the Outstanding High School Player on Dec. 27, 2009...Played at Plantation American Heritage High before transferring to Miramar as a senior...As a sophomore, was a starter and led squad to a perfect 10-0 season for the first time in school history...Broke school records for most yards passing and most passing touchdowns in a season and was named team’s Offensive MVP as a junior. Personal Ryan Williams is the son of Rich and Jayne Williams...Born November 22, 1991, in New Orleans, La.

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2009 Played in six of 12 games, making four starts at cornerback...Tied for first on the team with two interceptions... Second on the team with seven passes defended and tied for third in pass breakups with five...Totaled 24 tackles with 14 solo stops...Also finished with 1.5 TFLs for a loss of eight yards...Averaged 4.0 tackles per game...Started the final four games of the season after injuries to the Tiger secondary...Saw his first game action of the season against UTEP and worked in the secondary...Made a big play in the third quarter when he stripped a ball thrown to Evan Davis on third-and-goal from the five...The defensive stop forced UTEP to attempt a 22-yard field goal that went left...Also tipped the ball in the fourth quarter that was intercepted by Marcus Ball...Made four tackles against East Carolina... Logged his first interception in the game and returned it 18 yards...Made his first career start at cornerback against Tennessee and recorded a career-best eight tackles with a pass breakup...Had four tackles against UAB, including an assist on a tackle for a loss of 11 yards...Posted four tackles against Houston, including a TFL for a loss of three yards...Registered three solo tackles against Tulsa and also logged three passes defended...Tied a career best with two pass breakups and made his second career interception...Pick came on a G.J. Kinne pass attempt in the fourth quarter on fourth down that he returned 11 yards to the Memphis41. 2006-08 Signed with the Tigers in February 2006 and redshirted that season as true freshman...Was a consistent contributor on the defensive scout team as cornerback...Saw action in six games during the 2008 season, primarily as a member of the special teams unit...Made his collegiate debut on special teams in the East Carolina game in ‘08. Academic Highlights Graduated in December 2009 with a degree in finance with a concentration in real estate...Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for three semesters (spring ‘07, ‘08 and ‘09). Prep Played for coach Roland Smith at Miami’s Northwestern HS…Saw action mostly as a cornerback and on special teams…Lettered three seasons in football…Led squad to a 13-2 finish and a 6A Region championship in 2005… Squad advanced to the state semifinals…Named the team’s Defensive Back of the Year…Logged 48 tackles and five interceptions as a senior…Returned an interception for a TD against South Dade HS…Selected to the 6A All-State second team by the Florida Sports Writers Association…Named first-team All-Dade…Selected to the Elite Dade/Broward All-Star Game…Named ScholarAthlete of the Year. Personal Bryan Wright is the son of Carolyn Wright...Born December 10, 1987, in Miami, Fla. Wright’s Career Defensive Statistics YR

G/S

UT

TFL

SK

2008

6/0

0

AT TOT PD FR FF 0

0

0

0

0

0

0

INT 0

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6/4

14

10

24

7

0

0

1.5-8

0

2-29

Total 12/4

14

10

24

7

0

0

1.5-8

0

2-29

Wright’s Career Highs Tackles: Solo Tackles: Assisted Tackles: Interceptions: Pass Breakups: Tackles For Loss:

8 (at Tennessee, 2009) 3 (4x, last at Tulsa, 2009) 5 (at Tennessee, 2009) 1 (2x, last at Tulsa, 2009) 2 (2x, last at Tulsa, 2009) 1 (at Houston, 2009)


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UT AT TT TFL

SK

FF PB INT

10/10/09

UTEP

1

0

1

0-0

0-0

0

2

0-0

10/27/09

East Carolina

3

1

4

0-0

0-0

0

0

1-18

11/7/09*

Tennessee

3

5

8

0-0

0-0

0

1

0-0

11/14/09* UAB

3

1

4

0.5-5

0-0

0

0

0-0

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1

3

4

1-3

0-0

0

0

0-0

11/27/09* Tulsa

3

0

3

0-0

0-0

0

2

1-11

2 0 1 0 F a l l N ew c o mers #48

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Mar q u e z A l l en Fr e s hman - H S 5 - 10 • 205 We s t Memphi s , Ar k. We s t Memphi s H S Prep Prepped two seasons at West Memphis High for coach Michael Work…Was a two year letterman at both running back and linebacker…Earned 6A all-state and all-conference honors in 2009…Received the Brandon Burlsworth Award for his character and excellence in the classroom… Also lettered for the Blue Devils’ track and field team, serving as a discus thrower and shot putter.

University of Arkansas Lettered as a true freshman for the Razorbacks after playing in 10 games and registering five tackles during the ’08 season…Started the final game against LSU... Left Arkansas in June 2009 and transferred to Northwest Arkansas Community College. Prep Prepped at Dacula High under coach Kevin Maloof...Lined up at safety and running back as a senior at DHS...Totaled 86 tackles, two tackles for loss, one interception, five pass break ups and three forced fumbles…Ranked as the No. 62 safety in the nation by Rivals.com…Listed as the No. 95 running back in the nation and the No. 56 overall prospect in the state of Georgia by Scout.com...Named first-team all-Region and All-State...Selected to the True Believers Prep Sports All-State first team...Was presented the Gwinnett Touchdown Club Courage Award...Named Super 11 Gwinnett by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution... Was selected as the Gwinnett Player of the Week...Invited to participate in the Georgia High School East vs. West All-Star game...Also lettered in track. Personal Khiry MaShawn Battle is the son of John and Amecia Battle...Born January 11, 1989, in Atlanta, Ga....His older brother, Deante’ Battle, was an All-Big Ten football player at Northwestern. #54

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Al Bo nd

Personal Marquez Jermell Allen is the son of Jerlene Allen…Born March 20, 1992, in Memphis, Tenn. #7

Defensive

Prep Signed with Memphis in March 2010...Played for Coach Cedric Miller at Southwind High...Graduated early from high school, leaving SHS following his junior year...Saw primary action in the secondary...Logged 45 tackles, six interceptions and 12 pass breakups in 2009...Was a captain for his squad in 2009...Also logged 800 all-purpose yards as a junior...Rushed for 140 yards and three touchdowns against Germantown High...Rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com...Named first-team All-Region...Listed on the Super 24 Dream Team...Selected all-Shelby Metro and first-team All-State by the Tennessee Sportswriter’s Association...Invited to participate in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl all-star game...Also ran track and played basketball at SHS...Was part of a 400-meter relay team that capture the championship at the Tri-State Invitational Meet in April 2010...Transferred to Southwind after two years at Hamilton High. Personal Lonnie Alex Ballentine III is the son of Lonnie Ballentine and Sheila Smith...Born April 23, 1993, in Memphis, Tenn... His mother, Sheila, played basketball at Murray State and later had a professional career in France. Linebacker

K h ir y B a ttl e S o p homor e • TR 6 - 0 • 225 Dacul a, G a. Dacul a H S A r k a n s a s/N W Ar kans as CC Transferred to the University of Memphis from Northwest Arkansas Community College…Previously signed with the Arkansas Razorbacks in February 2008.

Prep Played for coach Cedric Miller at Southwind High…Was a left tackle for the Jaguars…Described as “an athletic big guy”…Was a first-team District 15-AAA offensive tackle… Served as a team captain for three seasons…Honored as the Most Valuable Lineman as a senior…SHS offensive line was key in passing offense ranking among the area’s top 15 with an average of 140 yards per game…Blocked for running back Daveonn Porter who rushed for 200-plus yards in back-to-back games…Porter logged 546 yards in six games before he was injured…Also plays center for the Southwind basketball team...Previously played at Germantown High before transferring to Southwind. Personal Al Bond is the son of Louis and Tinica Mitchell...Born March 5, 1992, in Memphis, Tenn. #38

Running

Back

R o n Brewer r-S en ior • T R 5 -10 • 20 5 Memph is, Te n n . Ge r man town HS Mississipp i Va lle y S tate Mississippi Valley State Was a two year letterman for MVSU in 2007 and 2008… Totaled 980 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns during his stint as a Delta Devil…Was named Team MVP and the team’s Best Offensive Back in 2007…Finished his career at MVSU without a single fumble. Prep A four-year letterman for coach Charlie White at Germantown High... Rushed his way to team MVP and Best Offensive Back honors as well as being named to the Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps team in 2006… Helped the Red Devils to a 2003 5A State Championship in 2003…Also won letters in basketball and track and field during his high school career…Participated in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star game. Personal Ronald Earl Brewer Jr. is the son of Ronald Sr. and Valerie Brewer…Born May 13, 1988, in Austin, Texas. 2010 Memphis Football Fact Book

The University of Memphis #46

Fullback

Hunter Br ooks Fr e sh m a n • HS 6-2 • 2 4 0 Ge r man t ow n , Te n n . Ger man t ow n HS Prep Prepped for the Germantown Red Devils…A three-year starter on the offensive line, he helped pave the way for a running game that logged over 1,200 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2008…Also logged time on the defensive side of the ball. #23

Running

Back

Ca sey Cal vin Fr e sh m a n • HS 5-6 • 1 9 5 Memph is, Te n n . Me lr o se HS Prep Was a three-year letterman for coach Hubard Alexander at Melrose High School…Rushed for two touchdowns vs. Fayette-Ware as well as 106 yards on 12 carries vs. Kingsbury during the 2007 season. Personal Casey Calvin is the son of Curtis Calvin…Born November 27, 1990, in Memphis, Tenn. #89

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Devin Cl ark Fr e sh m a n • HS 6-2 • 2 5 5 Bate sville , M iss. S ou th Pa n o la HS Prep Played defensive end and tight end for coach Lance Pogue at South Panola High…Rated as a three-star defensive end by Rivals.com…Listed as No. 26 on the Mississippi Top 30 by Rivals.com…Was a team captain in 2009... Registered 86 tackles, including 14.5 sacks in 2008…Also logged two fumble recoveries, both of which were against Southaven, and forced a fumble versus Olive Branch… Posted a season-high 10 tackles against Clarksdale, and also tallied nine stops versus Tupelo…Logged five or more tackles in 11 of the 15 games during the ’09 season…Contributed on or made a solo sack in 13 games… Posted a season-high two sacks against Southaven…Also tallied 1.5 sacks in four other contests…Named all-state by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger…Selected as the Class 6A Defensive Player of the Year…Participated in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game…Helped squad to a 14-1 record and a Mississippi Class 6A state championship as a senior…Team ranked No. 1 in Mississippi and 18th in the nation by MaxPreps.com…Team boasts a 43-2 record and two state championships from 2007-09…Totaled 65 tackles and nine sacks as a junior. Personal Devin Clark is the son of Anthony and Tanya Stanton... Born February 8, 1992, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. #34

Kicker/Punter

Andrew D iamond Fr e sh m a n • HS 6-4 • 2 0 5 Ja ck so n , M iss. S t. Jo se p h Cat h o lic Prep Lettered for the Bruins at both kicker and punter, logging seven punts for 216 yards vs. St. Joseph Catholic School (Greenville, Miss.) as well as recording four kickoffs for 227 yards vs. Bogue Chitto High.

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Fr e s hman - H S 6- 4 • 210 Me mphi s , Tenn. S o uthwi nd H S

#25

Fr e sh man • HS 6-5 • 28 0 Memph is, Te n n . S ou th wind HS

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L onnie B a l l entine

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D e v an D i l l a rd S e ni or • H S 6 - 1 • 200 Me m phi s , Tenn. C r a i g mont H S Prep Prepped for Craigmont High in Memphis, Tenn.…Was named a team captain his senior season and recorded 27 receptions, 450 yards and six touchdowns…Logged a career-high 130 yards receiving against Bolton High in 2006...Also scored three touchdowns vs. Central High… Competed for the Chiefs’ basketball team, earning three letters as a shooting guard. Personal Devan Dillard is the son of Paul and Lisa Dillard…Born March 1, 1988, in Memphis, Tenn. #45

Fullback

D em ariu s E dw a rds Fr e s hman • H S 6 - 0 • 240 We s t M emphi s , Ar k. We s t M emphi s H S

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Prep Was a two-year letterman for coach Michael Work at West Memphis High…Logged time at both defensive tackle and fullback while earning multiple Player of the Week honors… Logged 794 yards and 15 touchdowns on 90 carries as a senior…Also posted 40 tackles that year. Personal Demarius Edwards is the son of Shirley and Brinson Brown…Born April 5, 1992, in Memphis, Tenn….One of seven children. #47

Tight

End

Andrew E ne - I t a Ju n i or • TR 6 - 4 • 245 H o u s t on, Texas H i g h tower H S B li nn JC Blinn Junior College Competed for the Blinn Buccaneers in 2008 and 2009, leading the team to a 2008 SWJCFC conference championship and a 2009 NJCAA National Championship. Prep Competed for coach Gene Johnson at Hightower High in Missouri City, Texas…Honored as a first-team all-district tight end his senior season…Also earned letters for the Warriors as a member of the basketball team. Personal Andrew Ene-Ita is the son of Joseph and Pertrine Ene-Ita… Born December 1, 1988, in Houston, Texas. #42

Linebacker

Appeal…Was selected to play in the Liberty Bowl All-Star game…Posted a season-high 10 tackles against MUS... Recorded 78 solo tackles and 21 sacks as a junior… Blocked a punt in 2008…Also tallied 62 tackles, including eight sacks in 2007...As a freshman, posted 100 tackles and was selected as an all-region and all-metro honoree for his efforts. Personal Frederick B. Harvey Jr, is the son of Frederick and Shirley Harvey...Born November 10, 1991, in Memphis, Tenn. #15

Defensive

Back

Personal Thomas Hornsey is the son of Craig and Michele Hornsey... Born February 17, 1989, in Geelong, Victoria, Australian... Nickname is Aussie...Enjoys surfing. #97

Fr e sh man • HS 6-1 • 20 0 Memph is, Te n n . W h ite S tation HS Prep Was a stand-out linebacker, tight end, wide receiver and quarterback for coach Devin Rutherford at White Station High School…In his senior campaign he recorded 2,054 passing yards and 21 passing touchdowns while rushing for 1,275 yards and 18 touchdowns, while leading ShelbyMetro in total yards (3,329) and touchdowns (39)…A 2009 All-State 6A first team selection, Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps Top 5 offensive finalist, Tennessee Dream Team selection and TSSAA Class 3A Mr. Football Award winner, becoming the first offensive player in school history to do so…During his time at White Station he broke several records including most rushing touchdowns and rushing yards by a quarterback…Also led the Spartans to a 2009 State Championship over Maryville High School, the first state title in White Station’s football history… Participated in the 2009 AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game…Also competed for the Spartans’ track and field team, lettering as a 200m sprinter and on the 4 x 100 relay team. Personal Anthony Donald Hayes is the son of Donald and June Hayes…Born January 10, 1992, in Memphis, Tenn. #91

Tight

End

Justin Henderso n Fr e sh man • HS 6-4 • 25 0 No r th Little Ro ck , Ar k. Nor th Little Ro ck HS Prep Played defensive end and tight end for coach Brad Bolding at North Little Rock High...Helped squad to a 10-3 record and an appearance in the semifinals of the Class 7A playoffs…Caught a touchdown in a win over Texarkana… Had two receptions versus El Dorado, including one for a 20-yard gain…Caught a 61-yard touchdown pass in the state semifinals versus Fort Smith Southside…Caught a seven-yard pass against Bryant…Was named first-team all-conference in 2009…Transferred to North Little Rock from Little Rock Central following his junior year. #43

Punter

T o m Ho rnse y

Fr e s hman • H S 5 - 11 • 230 M e m p hi s , Tenn. W h i t e Stati on H S

Fr e sh man • HS 6-3 • 20 5 Ge e lon g , V icto ria, Au str a lia S t. Jo se p h ’s Colle ge Prep Attended St. Joseph’s College and played Australian Rules Football and tennis...Spent the past year training at ProKick Australia, an academy developed to assist in the transition to American football by providing the fundamentals of punting... Worked with academy director Nathan Champman, also a former Australian Rules Football player who spent time in the Green Bay Packers camp in 2004...Consistently booted kicks 50 or more yards at the academy and also logged hang times of five or more seconds...Participated in the championship 2010 Memphis Football Fact Book

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M a rtin Ifedi

Anth o ny Ha yes

F red H a r v e y

Prep Played for coach Devin Rutherford at White Station High… Listed as a three-star linebacker by Rivals.com…Ranked No. 21 on Rivals.com’s Tennessee Midseason Top 25… Named Class 6A all-state and was an all-district selection as a linebacker…Was a team captain in 2008 and 2009... Also tabbed as an all-metro honoree…Helped squad to a 13-2 record and a Class 6A state championship in 2009… Registered 89 tackles, including 13 sacks as a senior…Was a Best of the Preps selection by the Memphis Commercial

game of the Geelong Football League, a 12-team Australian Rules football league based in Victoria, Australia...Was the Australian Rules Football junior representative for his region... Was listed on the Geelong VFL roster for 2008...Was the leading goal kicker for his local club team.

Fr e sh m a n • HS 6-4 • 2 4 0 Ho u sto n , Tex a s We stsid e HS Prep Played for coach Mark Byrd at Westside High…Helped team to an 8-3 record and an appearance in the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs in 2009…Logged 85 tackles, including 17 sacks…Made a 15-yard return for a touchdown off an interception against Milby…Also tallied 23 tackles for lost yardage…Selected to the All-Greater Houston all-state second team…Was an honorable mention pick to the Associated Press Sports Editors Class 5A all-state team…Named to the MaxPreps.com District 5A-20 first team…Logged a season-high 11 tackles, including nine solo stops, against Sharpstown High…Posted five or more tackles in seven games in 2009…Recorded three sacks against both Sharpstown and Madison…Credited with two caused fumbles versus Alief Elsik…Invited to participate in the Space City Classic all-star game...Named to the All-Academic Team...Was nominated for the Bayou Bowl all-star game...Logged 14 tackles in five games played as a junior. Personal Martin Ifedi is the son of Ben and Victoria Ifedi...Born September 4, 1991, in Houston, Texas. #94

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Co rey Jones Fr e sh m a n • HS 6-4 • 2 3 5 Memph is, Te n n . Mitch e ll HS Prep Played for coach Nathan Cole at Mitchell High…Helped MHS to a 10-4 record and an appearance in the Class 5A state semifinals…Tallied 99 tackles, including 64 solo stops in 2009…Also credited with five sacks in ’09…Considered a three-star defensive end according to Rivals.com… Registered a season-high 18 tackles, 14 of which were solo strikes versus Hillcrest…Also credited with doubledigit stops versus Jackson North Side (11) and Beech (10)…Tallied seven or more tackles in 10 games in 2009… Recorded two sacks against both Jackson North Side and Melrose…Snagged an interception against Hamilton and a fumble recovery versus White Station…Named all-state and all-metro following his senior season…Participated in the East-West All-Star game…Logged 97 tackles (65 solo) and 10 sacks as a junior…Registered double digit tackles in 2008 versus Christian Brothers (10), Crockett County (16) and Haywood (13)…Credited with three fumble recoveries as a junior against Hillcrest, Westwood and Haywood…Forced a fumble against Christian Brothers and Westwood…Registered three sacks against Westwood and two versus Hillcrest. Personal Corey Jones is the son of Gloria Jones...Born November 14, 1991, in Greenwood, Miss.


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End

D emetre ’ J o nes Fr es hman • H S 6- 2 • 230 Mi l l i ngton, Tenn. M i l l i ngton H S Prep Competed for coach Hank Hawkins at Millington High School, leading the Trojans to both city and regional championships during his tenure…Was a team Defensive Player of the Year as well as team Big Hitter of the Year…Earned Region 14 3A First Team Offensive honors in 2009 as a tight end…Competed in the 2009 Tennessee East vs. West High School All-Star Game as well as the 2009 AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game…Also earned four letters as a power forward on the Trojan basketball team. Personal Demetre’ Jones is the son of Larry and Brenda Walton… Born January 2, 1992, in Memphis, Tenn. #31

Defensive

Back

Rob’D o n o v a n Lewis Fr es hman • H S 5- 11 • 175 Jo nes bor o, La. Hodge H S

Personal Rob’Donovan Lewis is the son of Priscilla Lewis...Born December 17, 1991, in Jonesboro, La. #92

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D ’ Angel o M cCra y Juni or • TR 6 - 4 • 325 Ja cks onv i l l e, F l a. A n d r ew Jacks on H S E a s t e r n Il l . /Cof fey v i l l e CC Transferred to Memphis from Coffeyville Community College, where he redshirted the 2009 season…Signed with Illinois and redshirted the 2007 season before transferring to Eastern Illinois…Played 11 games during the 2008 season at EIU…Registered 11 tackles, including two TFL for a loss of three yards…Also credited with a fumble recovery and a forced fumble in ’08. Prep Prepped at Andrew Jackson High for coach Kevin Sullivan… Was a second-team USA Today All-American...Rated the 45th-best player in the country by Rivals.com coming out of high school...Ranked 43rd on PrepStar’s Top 100 team... Was a 2006 East U.S. Army All-American as well as a SuperPrep All-American...Rated the No. 14 recruit in the state of Florida by SuperPrep...Listed as a member of the PrepStar Dream Team...Ranked No. 64 on ESPN’s Top 150 list...Named the 16th best player in the state of Florida by the Orlando Sentinel...Earned all-state and all-conference honors as a senior posting 40 tackles and eight sacks in just six games...Was a team captain for two seasons...Listed as a five-star recruit, ranking as the fourth-best defensive

Personal D’Angelo McCray is the son of Reggie McCray and Michelle Davis...Born February 26, 1989, in Jacksonville, Fla....His father, Reggie, ran track at Troy University. #96

Kicker

R ick M o o dy Fr e sh man • HS 5-9 • 17 5 Mila n , Ten n . Mila n HS Prep Four-year kicker and punter for coach Jeff Morris at Milan High…Helped the Bulldogs to back-to-back 3A State Championship runner up titles in 2008 and 2009… As a senior, kicked a career-high nine for 11 field goals, including a career-long 47 yarder against Trenton High and was named Special Teams Player of the Year…Kicked a 31-yard game-winning field goal to lift his team over Martin Westview in 2008...Also competed for the Bulldog soccer team, earning all-district honors all four years of high school. Personal Rick Alan Moody is the son of Rickie and Stacey Moody… Born July 3, 1991, in Vero Beach, Fla. #30

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Back

T a urea n N ixo n Fr e sh man • HS 6-1 • 19 0 Bato n Ro u g e , L a . S o u th e r n La b HS Prep Prepped at Southern Lab High under coach Michael Roach…A three-star defensive back by Rivals.com…Also rated No. 42 on the Louisiana Top 50 by Rivals.com… Logged 28 tackles, three interceptions, two fumble recoveries and three sacks…Made touchdown returns on two of his picks...Returned nine kicks/punts for touchdowns as a senior…Named the District 6-1A Defensive Most Valuable Player…Named to the 1A all-state team as a defensive back by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association…Also named to second team as an athlete and for his special teams play...Selected as an all-Metro honoree as a senior... Was the captain of his squad and led the 2009 Kittens to a 7-4 record…Was one of 20 finalists for the Wendy’s High School Heisman award…Was a 2009 Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Week for seven weeks, and garnered Old Spice Player of the Year honors ...Of the 23 passes attempted in his territory, only one was a completed attempt... Scored off seven two-point conversions... Participated in the 8th Annual U.S. Army Red Stick Bowl all-star game in Baton Rouge following his senior season…Also played in the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl...Logged 119 tackles and two interceptions as a junior...Also lettered in track... Ranked No. 10 nationally in the 100 meters...Was a state champion in the 4x100 and 4x200 relays...Garnered a state championship in the 100 meters and recorded a second-place finish in the 200 meters in 2010. Personal Taurean Ellis Nixon is the son of Tedrick Nixon...Born February 7, 1991, in Baton Rouge, La.

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T a nner Rehrer Ju n io r • T R 6 -2 • 1 8 5 Or em , Ut a h S p ring ville HS Me sa CC Mesa Community College Caught 50 passes for 571 yards and four touchdowns during his time with the Thunderbirds…Logged time in nine games throughout his career in Mesa, ranked sixth in the NJCAA, third in the Western States Football League and earned second team NJCAA All-Offensive Honors in 2009…In a single game he caught 15 of 16 passes thrown him for 188 yards...Competed in the 2009 JUCO All-American All-Star Game. Prep Was a team captain at Springville High School in Orem, Utah…Was a standout wide receiver, leading the Red Devils to 4A Regional Title in 2004…Led the 2004 Springville squad in receiving, logging 57 catches, 970 yards and five touchdowns…Had a standout performance vs. Timpview High School catching eight passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns as well as two unassisted tackles and one pass interception...Honored as an All-State selection, Elite 11 (Best players in the valley team) and Team Gatorade Offensive Player of the Year. Personal Tannar Rehrer is the son of Randy and Lynnett Rehrer… Born July 18, 1986, in Pocatello, Idaho…He is married to Maggie Rehrer and the couple has three children together… His father Randy played cornerback at Idaho State and brother Casey Rehrer played quarterback at Southern Utah. #35

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Delmo n Robinson Ju n io r • T R 5-11 • 1 8 0 V ick sb u r g , M iss. V ick sb u r g HS Co p iah -L in c o ln CC Copiah-Lincoln CC/Mississippi State Transferred to Memphis from Copiah-Lincoln Community College…Made 20 catches for 247 yards in 2009 at CoLin…Previously signed with Mississippi State as a wide receiver in February 2008…Played in 11 games as a true freshman for the Bulldogs in ’08…Caught 12 passes for 125 yards…Hauled in five receptions for 63 yards in the season opener versus Louisiana Tech…Also tallied eight kick returns for 134 yards and made three punt returns as a freshman…Named the team’s Rookie of the Year...Asked for a release from MSU in July 2009, and transferred to Copiah-Lincoln. Prep Played for coach Alonzo Stevens at Vicksburg High… Selected to play in the Mississippi-Alabama High School all-star game as a defensive back…Rated among the top 25 recruits in the state of Mississippi by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger following his senior season…Also selected second-team, all-state as a defensive back by the ClarionLedger…Selected as the District MVP as well as the team MVP...Had a stellar game against Pearl in 2007, posting 14 tackles and rushing for 296 yards and five touchdowns... All-around athlete who excelled in football, basketball, baseball and track on the high school level...Won a state title in the high jump his sophomore season with a jump of 6-6. Personal Delmon C. Robinson is the son of Dellie and Hazel Robinson...Born September 4, 1989, in Flowood, Miss.... Is related to former NBA all-star and current FIU men’s basketball coach Isiah Thomas.

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Prep Played for coach Jay Watson at Jonesboro-Hodge High… Rated a three-star cornerback by Rivals.com…Ranked No. 15 on Rivals.com’s Louisiana Top 50…Rated as the No. 53 cornerback nationally by Rivals.com…A versatile player who logged action on both sides of the ball and helped his team to an 8-4 record and a second-round appearance in the Class 2A playoffs…Logged 93 tackles, six interceptions and two sacks…Rushed for 751 yards and 13 touchdowns off 61 carries in 2009…Hauled in 20 receptions for 220 yards and a touchdown…Also tossed two touchdown passes as a senior…Named on the Baton Rouge Advocate’s Louisiana Top 40 Senior Football Players list…Named the District Most Valuable Player as a free safety…Named all-state by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association as a junior.

tackle nationally by Scout.com...Ranked among the top 100 players in the South...Participated in the U.S. Army All-Star Game...Recorded 80 tackles as a junior, including 26 for loss and 13 sacks...Helped squad win three district and one conference championship.


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a senior...Tallied a season-high 11 assisted tackles versus Brophy College Prep... Participated in the 4A-5A all-star game...Named an honorable mention pick as a defensive lineman for the 2007 East Valley All-Region team.

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Personal Daniel Thomas is the son of Ellen Thomas and Dan Thomas...Born April 6, 1990, in San Bernadino, Calif.

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Prep Played for coach Ed Rich at Southaven High…Saw action in various positions on the offensive line…Primarily anchored the left side of the line…Only allowed one sack in 35 consecutive starts at left tackle...Helped block for a quarterback who threw for over 1,600 yards in ’09… Southaven also had three backs rush for more than 200 yards, including Chris Rice, who logged 699 yards… Named first-team all-state by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger… Helped squad to a 9-3 record and a first-round appearance in the 6A playoffs…Also saw action on defense and tallied 12 tackles as a senior…Logged a season-high five tackles against Columbus…Participated in the MississippiAlabama All-Star game…Selected as the Offensive Line MVP and strongest man at the National Underclassmen Combine…Bench pressed 185 pounds 14 times and also ran a 4.88 shuttle at the event. Personal Christian Wade Schuetz is the son of Carl Schuetz Jr, and Penni Joyner...Enjoys playing the guitar...Born June 12, 1992, in Memphis, Tenn. #37

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Ty ler S p u r l o c k Fr e s hman • H S 6 - 0 • 195 O l i ve B r anch, Mi s s . S BEC Prep Lettered four years for coach Butch Veazey, starting every game of his high school career…As a junior he went 3-for-4 on field goal attempts, made 51 of 53 extra points and scored a total of 60 kicking points…As a senior he booted 6-of-7 field goals and 39 of 41 extra points for a total of 75 kicking points…Amassed a total of 209 points throughout his career…Earned all-state and all-region honors as a senior…Recorded a career night vs. Jackson Christian School in 2009 when he scored two field goals (27, 38), went 3-for-3 on extra points and logged four touchbacks…Competed in the 2009 Liberty Bowl All-Star game for West Tennessee. Personal Tyler Alexander Spurlock is the son of Mike and Susan Spurlock…Born October 16, 1991, in Cincinnati, Ohio. #90

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MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE Transferred to Memphis from Mesa Community College in Arizona...Saw primary action at defensive end...Played two seasons at Mesa...Earned All-ACCAC/All-Region I first-team defense honors...Named the team’s Most Outstanding Defensive Lineman...Earned co-MVP honors as a sophomore, and was selected as the player of the game three times...Tallied 37 tackles, including 35 solo stops, in nine games in 2009...Registered a team-high 10 sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception...Credited with a team-leading five sacks as a freshman...Named the MCC Newcomer of the Year in 2008. PREP Prepped at Mesa High....Lettered three seasons and was a three-time team captain at MHS...Helped his 2007 squad to a 6-5 record...Worked as an offensive lineman and an outside linebacker for MHS...Recorded 83 tackles and five sacks as

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Prep Lettered three years for coach Cedrick Miller at Southwind High…Was a dual-threat quarterback who recorded 1,670 yards passing and 425 yards rushing as a senior in 2009… Earned All-Shelby Metro honors as a senior…Named a team captain three seasons…Posted a career best 355 yards passing, 120 yards rushing vs. Wooddale High… Selected by the Commercial Appeal as one of the Top 10 Passers…Lettered three years for the Jaguars’ track and field team, earning all-state honors. Personal Jeff Tompkins Jr. is the son of Jeffrery Tompkins Sr. and Demetrius Carter-Terry…Born March 19, 1992, in Greenwood, Miss. #84

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R eggie T ra vis Fr e sh man • HS 6-3 • 18 0 P laq u e min e , L a . P laq u e min e HS Prep Prepped at Plaquemine High under coach Bob Howell... Logged 525 yards receiving and hauled in seven touchdowns on just 22 receptions in a triple-option offense in 2009…Logged 95 yards and two touchdowns on just two catches in a 34-0 win over Lusher…Posted a 99-yard touchdown reception against St. Amant…Hauled in a pass of 50 or more yards in three games…Selected as a team captain for 2009...PHS finished 6-5 with a loss in the first round of the playoffs in ’09…Garnered first-team all-district, all-metro and all-parish honors as a senior... Played in the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl…Caught four passes, including a 25-yard touchdown reception in the All-American Bowl...Earned Offensive Co-MVP honors for the West squad, which won, 27-12…Also participated in the 8th Annual U.S. Army Red Stick Bowl all-star game in Baton Rouge following his senior season…Tallied 35 receptions for 400 yards and two touchdowns as a junior in a spread offense…Completed a 38-yard touchdown pass in 2008…Named honorable mention All-District 9-3A in 2008. Personal Reginald Travis Jr, is the son of Reginald Travis Sr, and Joann Travis...Born March 14, 1992, in Huntsville, Ala. #57

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Ja k e Wa lk er Fr e sh man • HS 6-6 • 30 0 Collier ville , Ten n . Co llier ville HS Prep Played offensive and defensive line for coach Paul Lot at Collierville High, earning first team all-district honors in 2010…Selected to the 2010 East vs. West High School All-Star game as a senior…Named second-team all-region, all-state and all-academic as a nose guard in 2008…Was a team captain as a senior in 2009.

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Prep Played for coach Tim Detillier at Lutcher High…A threestar defensive back by Rivals.com…Rated as the No. 45 prospect in Louisiana by Rivals.com…Posted 48 tackles, 18 pass breakups and three interceptions in 2009…Helped squad to a 13-1 record and an appearance in the state 4A semifinals…Named the River Parish Defensive Player of the Year as well as District MVP...Served as a team captain in 2009...Tallied a season-high nine tackles versus Belle Chase…Registered seven tackles against Easton, and six stops versus Huntington…Posted interceptions against Destrehan and Easton…Named to the 2009 Class 4A all-state first team by the Baton Rouge Advocate… Participated in the River Parish All-Star Game and the Nike Bayou Bowl...Helped team to a 12-2 record and a Class 3A championship as a junior…Totaled 40 tackles, 28 of which were solo stops, in 2008…Also tallied three interceptions as a junior…Logged a season-best eight tackles versus Port Allen in ’08…Also registered five stop stops against White…Hauled in interceptions versus Brusly, St. Louis and Cecilia…Named to the District 9-3A all-state second team in 2007. Personal Todd Washington is the son of Todd and Roxanne Washington...Born April 20, 1992, in Metairie, La. #83

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Kevin Wright Fr e sh m a n • HS 6-3 • 2 1 5 Bato n Ro u g e , L a . Ch ristia n Life Ac a d e m y Prep Played for coach Warren Capone at Christian Life Academy…Was a dual-threat quarterback who is slated to play receiver at Memphis…Named second-team District 8-1A as a quarterback in ’09 after throwing for 786 yards and seven touchdowns…Logged 622 yards rushing and nine touchdowns on 113 carries as a senior…Versatile player who also tallied 11 receptions for 154 yards… Earned first-team District 8-1A honors as a return specialist in 2009…Was a team captain for Christian Life as a senior…Participated in the 8th Annual U.S. Army Red Stick Bowl all-star game in Baton Rouge following his senior season…Caught three passes for 77 yards and a 39-yard touchdown in the all-star game…Also played in the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl…Led squad to a Class 1A state championship in 2008. Personal Kevin Wright is the son of Tonya Wright and Kevin Wright Sr...Born December 27, 1991, in Baton Rouge, La.


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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Sometimes the game of football can be frustrating, and other times, it just can’t be your day. It was a combination of both for Memphis, which dropped a 45-14 decision to No. 10/8 nationally-ranked Ole Miss before a crowd of 45,207 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. For the Tiger offense, it just wasn’t clicking in the 2009 season opener. Memphis managed 284 yards of total offense and had only 175 yards through three quarters. Returning starting signal-caller Arkelon Hall was out-of-sync the entire contest, connecting on 15 of his 30 pass attempts for 110 yards. Hall was intercepted twice, including one returned for a touchdown. As the offense stalled much of the contest, the Memphis defense played well until the final period when frustration entered in, and the visiting Rebels from Oxford, Miss., took advantage with a 28-point outburst. Through three quarters, the Tiger defense held the high-powered Ole Miss offense to only 195 yards of total offense. Memphis also put the clamps on Rebel quarterback Jevan Snead, one of the nation’s best at his position, in the first three periods. Snead managed only 8-of-17 passing for 102 yards with no touchdown passes and two interceptions entering the fourth quarter. It was the fourth quarter, though, when the combination of “not-your-day” and frustration for the Tigers became apparent, and Ole Miss opened up the game en route to the victory. In the final quarter, the Rebels outscored Memphis 28-7 and outgained the Tigers 154-109. Snead found his rhythm in the fourth quarter, going 4-of-5 passing for 73 yards and two scores. The Tigers’ first three offensive series set the tone for that side of the ball in the contest. In its first three possessions, Memphis ran eight plays and had a total of -4 yards of total offense. One of the drives ended with a

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Rushing Att Yds TD Lg Avg Bolden 9 71 1 28 7.9 McCluster 9 50 1 14 5.6 E. Davis 6 46 1 29 7.7 Eason 11 25 0 11 2.3 Grandy 1 2 0 2 2.0 Snead 1 -3 0 — -3.0 Summers 1 -5 0 — -5.0 Stanley 1 -12 0 — -12.0 Totals 39 174 3 29 4.5 passing C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Snead 12-22-2 175 2 33 1 Stanley 0-0-0 0 0 0 1 Totals 12-22-2 175 2 33 2 receiving No Yds TD Lg McCluster 6 65 1 17 Hodge 3 77 0 33 Summers 1 18 1 18 Breaux 1 15 0 15 Bolden 1 0 0 0 Totals 12 175 2 33 punting No Yds Avg Lg I20 Sparks 6 239 39.8 53 2 Totals 6 239 39.8 53 2 punt returns No Yds TD Lg Green 3 36 0 14 Totals 3 36 0 14 ko returns No Yds TD Lg Eason 1 28 0 28 Bolden 1 23 0 23 Totals 2 51 0 28 interceptions No Yds TD Lg Ingram 1 38 1 38 Brown 1 37 0 30 Totals 2 75 1 38 Tackle Leaders: Brown 15 (9-6), Lewis 9 (5-4), Tillman 7 (2-5), Ingram 6 (3-3) Sacks: Lockett 1.0-15, McGee 1.0-5

Hall interception, but the Tigers forced a fumble on the return and regained possession inside their own 10. Memphis, however, had to punt after a 3-and-out series. Despite the solid play of the Tiger defense, Ole Miss took advantage of favorable field position early in the first quarter. After Memphis’ first 3-and-out, the Rebels started on their own 44 and quickly moved inside the Memphis 20. The Tiger defense, though, held and forced Ole Miss to settle for a Joshua Shene 27-yard field goal four minutes into the contest. After the Tigers’ second 3-and-out possession, Ole Miss started its first touchdown-scoring drive at the Memphis 26. Four plays later, Brandon Bolden hit paydirt from one yard out, and the Rebels held a 10-0 lead midway through the first quarter. On their next possession, the Tiger offense got into gear and moved the ball into Ole Miss territory to the Rebel 29. Penalties, however, halted the drive and forced a Memphis field goal attempt. Matt Reagan’s 49-yard try hit the right upright and bounced back. With all the bad luck the offense was having, the Tiger defense could have packed it in after one quarter. That wasn’t the case on this day. Undeterred, the Memphis defense came up with a huge play early in the second quarter. After the missed Tiger field goal, Ole Miss took possession, and in two plays, had the ball near midfield. Then, on a 1st-and-10, Tiger defensive back Deante’ Lamar picked off Snead at the 50 yard line and returned it to the Rebel 25, setting up the offense in excellent field position. The Memphis offense made the most of the turnover. Three plays after the interception, Curtis Steele went over the goal line from two yards out, cutting the Rebel advantage to 10-7 early in the second quarter. With new life, Memphis played the Rebels to a near

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Rushing Att Yds TD Lg Avg Steele 19 90 2 28 4.7 Smith, L. 10 63 0 15 6.3 Pitts 6 16 0 12 2.7 Hall 5 -8 0 4 -1.6 Calhoun 2 -11 0 — -5.5 Hudgens 1 -15 0 — -15.0 Totals 42 135 2 28 3.1 passing C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Hall 15-30-2 110 0 16 1 Hudgens 2-5-0 24 0 13 1 Totals 17-36-2 134 0 16 2 receiving No Yds TD Lg Calhoun 5 53 0 16 Farr 4 5 0 7 Singleton 3 27 0 10 Rucker 2 24 0 13 Joachim 1 13 0 13 Smith, L. 1 7 0 7 Onarheim 1 5 0 5 Totals 17 134 0 16 punting No Yds Avg Lg I20 Reagan 7 309 44,1 57 3 Totals 7 309 44.1 57 3 punt returns No Yds TD Lg Griffin 2 19 0 16 Totals 2 19 0 16 ko returns No Yds TD Lg Smith, L. 4 62 0 30 Brown 1 2 0 2 Totals 5 64 0 30 interceptions No Yds TD Lg Lamar 1 25 0 25 Davis, D. 1 4 0 4 Totals 2 29 0 25 Tackle Leaders: A. Davis 8 (7-1), Griffin 7 (5-2), Lamar 6 (4-2), Rockette 6 (3-3) Sacks: Jackson 1.0-12, Brown 1.0-3 2010 Memphis Football Fact Book

standstill the rest of the quarter. However, a last-minute Tiger mistake before halftime proved to be a huge blow that Memphis couldn’t overcome. Down 10-7 with under two minutes left before the half, Memphis took over on its own 26 and moved the ball to the 31 yard line. Then, on 3rd-and-5, Ole Miss’ Fon Ingram picked off a Hall pass and returned it 38 yards for a backbreaking touchdown just before intermission. The Rebels’ led 17-7 at the break. After a scoreless third quarter, Ole Miss exploded for 28 fourthquarter points. Snead led the Rebels’ final-period scoring flurry with two touchdown tosses — one to Markeith Summers (18 yards) and one to Dexter McCluster (17 yards). Memphis’ final score was another Steele touchdown from five yards out. Steele led all rushers with 90 yards on 19 carries. Lance Smith added 10 carries for 63 yards. Duke Calhoun led the Tiger receiving corps with five catches for 53 yards. Reagan had seven punts for a 44.1 yard average. Bolden paced the Ole Miss ground attack with 71 yards on nine rushes. McCluster had a game-high six receptions for 65 yards.

Scoring Summary

Ole Miss 10 7 0 28 — Memphis 0 7 0 7 — Attendance: 45,207; Weather: Partly Cloudy, 82 o

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First Quarter 11:13 OM Shene 27 FG 6:20 OM Bolden 1 run (Shene kick) Second Quarter 13:37 UM Steele 2 run (Reagan kick) 0:41 OM Ingram 38 interception return (Shene kick) Fourth Quarter 12:43 OM McCluster 1 run (Shene kick) 9:09 UM Steele 5 run (Reagan kick) 6:14 OM Summers 18 pass from Snead (Shene kick) 5:20 OM McCluster 17 pass from Snead (Shene kick) 0:06 OM E. Davis 29 run (Shene 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

3-0 7/46/1:59 10-0 4/26/1:37 10-7 3/25/0:47 17-7 24-7 5/57/1:51 24-14 8/80/3:27 31-14 7/69/2:49 38-14 1/17/0:05 45-14 6/33/3:22

OM UM 21 19 12 8 8 9 1 2 39-174 43-135 175 134 12-22-2 17-35-2 61-349 78-269 5.7 3.4 2-1 3-1 4-31 7-43 6-38.9 7-44.1 3-36 2-19 2-51 5-64 2-75 2-29 27:42 32:18 5-12 4-16 0-0 0-2 2-20 2-15


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Rushing Att Yds TD Lg Avg Pitts 9 40 0 14 4.4 Steele 5 29 1 15 5.8 Bass 5 17 0 10 3.4 Smith, L. 7 8 1 3 1.1 Hall 8 5 0 13 0.6 Calhoun 3 -6 0 — -2.0 Totals 37 93 2 15 2.5 passing C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Hall 13-22-1 93 0 20 2 Bass 4-4-0 33 0 18 0 Totals 17-26-1 126 0 20 2 receiving No Yds TD Lg Calhoun 4 27 0 12 Singleton 3 45 0 20 Joachim 2 23 0 14 Smith, L. 2 19 0 18 Onarheim 2 7 0 5 Farr 2 4 0 3 Hall 1 4 0 4 Steele 1 -3 0 — Totals 17 126 0 20 punting No Yds Avg Lg I20 Reagan 10 416 41.6 51 5 Totals 10 416 41.6 51 5 punt returns No Yds TD Lg Griffin 3 0 0 3 Totals 3 0 0 3 ko returns No Yds TD Lg Smith, L. 5 121 0 37 Johnson, C. 1 31 0 31 Totals 6 152 0 37 interceptions No Yds TD Lg Totals 0 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: Jackson 8 (7-1), Bowens 7 (4-3), Griffin 6 (6-0), Lamar 6 (5-1) Sacks: Terrell 1.0-8, Poe 1.0-3

Rushing Att Yds TD Lg Avg Dasher 17 89 0 42 5.2 Tanner 8 47 1 18 5.9 Kyles 5 32 1 8 6.4 Branton 3 10 0 8 3.3 Cunningham 4 8 0 7 2.0 Coleman 2 5 0 3 2.5 Banks 1 2 0 2 2.0 Gee 1 -3 0 — -3.0 TEAM 2 -26 0 — -13.0 Totals 43 164 2 42 3.8 passing C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Dasher 18-26-0 231 2 40 2 Beyah 1-1-0 41 0 41 0 Totals 19-27-0 272 2 41 2 receiving No Yds TD Lg Honeycutt 5 71 1 24 McClover 3 47 0 22 Blissard 2 46 1 40 Gee 2 27 0 18 Beyah 2 6 0 3 Andrews 1 41 0 41 Caldwell 1 13 0 13 McDonald 1 9 0 9 Kyles 1 7 0 7 Tanner 1 5 0 5 Totals 19 272 2 41 punting No Yds Avg Lg I20 DeFatta 7 274 39.1 52 2 Totals 7 274 39.1 52 2 punt returns No Yds TD Lg Honeycutt 3 -1 0 8 Totals 3 -1 0 8 ko returns No Yds TD Lg Gee 1 16 0 16 Heyward 1 13 0 13 Totals 2 29 0 16 interceptions No Yds TD Lg Brown, K. 1 2 0 2 Totals 1 2 0 2 Tackle Leaders: Issac 6 (6-0), Carmichael 6 (5-1) Sacks: McCoy 1.0-9, Carmichael 1.0-8 2010 Memphis Football Fact Book

After intermission, Memphis managed only 51 yards on its first two possessions. Then, on its third drive of the third quarter, Middle Tennessee put the game out of reach when Dasher hit Patrick Honeycutt for a 24-yard score to increase the advantage to 24-7. Each team added another touchdown in the final period for the 31-14 final. Memphis’ last score was a Lance Smith threeyard touchdown run. Tiger starting quarterback Arkelon Hall was 13-of-22 passing for 93 yards, which was his lowest yardage output passing the ball of his Memphis career. Sophomore Tyler Bass relieved Hall in the final quarter and was 4-of-4 passing for 33 yards. Calhoun (4 catches, 27 yards) and Carlos Singleton (3 catches, 45 yards) led the Tiger receiving corps. T.J. Pitts led the Tiger ground attack with 40 yards on nine carries. Steele rushed for 29 yards on five carries before leaving the game in the second quarter with a knee injury. Honeycutt led all receivers with game highs of five receptions and 71 yards for Middle Tennessee. Greg Jackson paced the Memphis defense with eight total tackles and one TFL. Winston Bowens added seven tackles and two TFL.

Scoring Summary

Memphis 7 0 0 7 — Middle Tennessee 7 10 7 7 — Attendance: 28,105; Weather: Partly Cloudy, 83 o

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First Quarter 10:30 MT Tanner 4 run 0-7 (Gendreau kick) 9/96/3:00 6:10 UM Steele 12 run 7-7 (Reagan kick) 9/69/4:20 Second Quarter 10:02 MT Blissard 40 pass from Dasher 7-14 (Gendreau kick) 3/43/1:45 6:14 MT Gendreau 28 FG 7-17 5/47/1:25 Third Quarter 2:44 MT Honeycutt 24 pass from Dasher 7-24 (Gendreau kick) 12/76/3:35 Fourth Quarter 14:15 MT Kyles 7 run 7-31 (Gendreau kick) 9/60/2:41 1:47 UM L. Smith 3 run 14-31 (Reagan kick) 8/48/2:45

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UM First Downs 13 Rushing 7 Passing 6 Penalty 0 Rushes-Yds 37-93 Passing Yds 126 Comp.-Att.-Int. 17-26-1 Total Plays-Yds 63-219 Avg./Play 3.5 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 Penalties-Yds 3-26 Punts-Avg. 10-41.6 Punt Returns 3-0 KO Returns 6-152 Interceptions 0-0 Possession Time 30:59 Third Down Conversions 6-17 Fourth Down Conversions 0-1 Sacks By 2-11

MT 18 6 11 1 43-164 272 19-27-0 70-436 6.2 4-1 6-34 7-39.1 3-(-1) 2-29 1-2 29:01 6-17 0-0 2-17

2009 rEVIEW

MURFRESSBORO, Tenn. — Baseball legend Yogi Berra said it best: “It’s deja vu all over again.” For the fifth-consecutive year, Memphis has started a season behind the proverbial “eight ball.” But, Tiger Nation will not panic, as in three of the four previous seasons, the fans have seen their beloved football team rebound to earn bowl berths. The Tigers will have to put together another rebound performance this year, as they dropped their secondstraight contest to open the 2009 campaign with a 31-14 setback to Middle Tennessee before a Blue Raider schoolrecord crowd of 28,105. Memphis’ trip to Murfreesboro was its first since 1953. The Tiger-Blue Raider series was renewed in 2007 after a 53-year draught. As he did in Middle Tennessee’s 21-7 victory at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in 2007, Blue Raider quarterback Dwight Dasher proved to be the difference. Dasher’s 231 passing yards not only nearly doubled the Tigers’ yards through the air, but were more than Memphis’ entire offensive output of 219 yards. Dasher was also the game’s leading rusher with 89 yards on 17 carries, and he was 18-of-26 passing with two touchdown tosses. Dasher’s performance overshadowed Tiger wide receiver Duke Calhoun’s record-setting day. After taking over the top spot on the school’s all-time receptions list in the season opener versus Ole Miss, Calhoun set the Memphis career receiving yardage mark in the fourth quarter against Middle Tennessee. His 12-yard catch at the start of the final period gave Calhoun the record, and he now has 2,138 yards. Calhoun surpassed Earnest Gray, who totaled 2,123 yards from 1975-78. Calhoun also extended his streak of games with at least one reception to 39 straight, the third-longest in the nation.

The game started as if it was going to be a shootout, with both teams scoring early. Middle Tennessee struck first on its first possession of the contest. Starting on their own 4 yard line, the Blue Raiders took only nine plays to move the ball 96 yards for a 7-0 lead. Dasher accounted for 33 yards (30 rush, 3 pass) on the drive, but the big blow was Malcolm Beyah’s 41-yard connection with Garrett Andrews, which put Middle Tennessee at the Tiger 4 yard line. On the next play, Phillip Tanner hit paydirt for a 7-0 lead for the home team. Memphis immediately responded on its next possession. The Tigers began the drive on their own 31, and kept the ball on the ground most of the way to the end zone. On the 69-yard drive, Memphis gained 55 yards via the rushing game. Curtis Steele got the final carry of the possession and found the end zone from 12 yards out to tie the contest at 7-all midway through the opening quarter. In the second quarter, Middle Tennessee took the lead for good after a costly Memphis turnover. After the Tiger defense held the home squad to a 3-and-out, the Blue Raiders were forced to punt. The Memphis return team, though, fumbled the punt and Middle Tennessee recovered on its own 43. Three plays later, Dasher hit Shane Blissard on a 40-yard touchdown strike for a 14-7 lead. On their next possession, the Blue Raiders wasted little time moving the ball into scoring position again. With a 1st-and-10 on Middle Tennessee 43, Dasher rushed for 42 yards on the first play and put the Blue Raiders inside the Memphis 20 yard line. Alan Gendreau wrapped up the drive with a 28-yard field goal for a 17-7 Middle Tennessee lead at the break.


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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It was “back-against-the-wall” time for the Tigers coming into the contest against in-state foe Tennessee Martin. Memphis entered the game with a 0-2 record, a sputtering offense and an inconsistent defense. Oh, and on top of all that, head coach Tommy West made the decision to put a first-time starter at quarterback in sophomore Tyler Bass for the game. No pressure, huh? Well, if Bass felt any butterflies, he didn’t show it in his first collegiate start at the controls and helped lead Memphis to a 41-14 victory over the Skyhawks before a crowd of 21,428 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. The Tigers’ signal caller was 22-of-28 passing for 293 yards and four touchdowns. Bass’ completion percentage (78.6) and yardage was the best for any first-time starter at quarterback in the last 20 years. The four scoring tosses tied the school record for most touchdown passes in a single game. Bass also ran for another score, making him responsible for five touchdowns. The five touchdowns responsible for tied the school single-game record held by former standouts Danny Wimprine and James Earl Wright. Bass also rushed for a team-high 80 yards, which was also his career-best performance on the ground. Bass wasn’t the only Tiger who found his rhythm in the win over Tennessee Martin.The Memphis receiver tandem of Duke Calhoun and Carlos Singleton got on track with outstanding performances. Calhoun had nine catches for a career-high 174 yards and a touchdown. Calhoun’s score was an 85-yard touchdown strike, which is the fourth-longest pass play in Tiger history. The 85-yard scoring connection was the longest since the 2003 campaign. Calhoun’s touchdown catch was the 15th of his career,

TENNESSEE MARTIN

Rushing Att Yds TD Lg Avg Barnes 19 105 1 17 5.5 McNair 8 38 0 17 4.8 Barksdale 2 21 0 21 10.5 Jones 1 0 0 0 0.0 Carr 1 -8 0 — -8.0 Thompson, Ca. 3 -19 0 0 -6.3 Totals 34 137 1 21 4.0 passing C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Thompson, Ca. 11-29-0 209 1 54 2 Carr 4-6-0 60 0 18 1 Harper 0-1-0 0 0 0 0 Totals 15-36-0 269 1 54 3 receiving No Yds TD Lg Anoka 5 46 0 15 Williams, E. 4 117 1 54 Milligan 3 38 0 18 Shiver 2 34 0 18 McNair 1 34 0 34 Totals 15 269 1 54 punting No Yds Avg Lg I20 Hook 6 227 37.8 45 2 Totals 6 227 37.8 45 2 punt returns No Yds TD Lg Milligan 1 0 0 0 Totals 1 0 0 0 ko returns No Yds TD Lg McNair 5 91 0 30 Bourne 2 46 0 26 Mayes 1 24 0 24 Totals 8 161 0 30 interceptions No Yds TD Lg Calvert 1 0 0 0 Totals 1 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: Smith 8 (4-4), Murray 7 (4-3), Bey 7 (4-3), Fale’ofa 5 (2-3) Sacks: None

tying him with Isaac Bruce for the No. 5 spot on that list. Singleton had only two receptions for 40 yards, but both were for touchdowns. The two scoring catches increased his career school-record mark to 21. The Memphis offense took a little time to warm up, and exploded for 24 unanswered points in the second period. Bass’ first touchdown to Singleton got the scoring started early in the second quarter. After a Matt Reagan field goal and a Bass rushing score, the Tigers electrified the crowd with their final touchdown before halftime. With just over two minutes left before the intermission, Memphis started on its own 15 yard line. After the Tigers were stopped for no gain on a first down run, many fans thought the home team would run out the clock. Memphis, though, had a different idea. On a 2nd-and-10, Bass hit Calhoun on a screen play near the left sideline. Calhoun then slipped a couple of tackles and bolted 85 yards for the score. The Tigers held a 24-0 lead at the break. Memphis opened the second-half scoring with a Bass-to-Singleton 21-yard touchdown strike — the second connection of the game between the two — for a 31-0 Tiger advantage. Tennessee Martin answered with back-to-back touchdowns. The Skyhawks got on the scoreboard when Cade Thompson hit Eunique Williams on a 44-yard touchdown connection at the 10:13 mark of the third period. Three minutes later, former Tiger running back Miguel Barnes hit paydirt from 17 yards out to cut the Memphis lead to 31-14. Bass tossed his final touchdown pass with 5:02 left in the third quarter, and Reagan added a field goal in the fourth quarter for the 41-14 final.

MEMPHIS

Rushing Att Yds TD Lg Avg Bass 16 80 1 11 5.0 Pitts 10 50 0 13 5.0 Smith, L. 8 12 0 9 1.5 Ray 1 5 0 5 5.0 Hall, A. 1 -1 0 — -1.0 TEAM 1 -2 0 – -2.0 Totals 37 144 1 13 3.9 passing C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Bass 22-28-1 293 4 85 0 Hall, A. 1-3-0 9 0 9 0 Griffin 1-1-0 14 0 14 0 Totals 24-32-1 316 4 85 0 receiving No Yds TD Lg Calhoun 9 174 1 85 Joachim 3 38 1 15 Onarheim 3 26 0 9 Singleton 2 40 2 21 Hall, B. 2 13 0 7 Smith, L. 2 10 0 11 Baker 1 11 0 11 West 1 4 0 4 Pitts 1 0 0 0 Totals 24 316 4 85 punting No Yds Avg Lg I20 Reagan 3 106 35.3 45 2 Totals 3 106 35.3 45 2 punt returns No Yds TD Lg Griffin 1 0 0 0 Johnson, C. 1 0 0 0 TEAM 1 -2 0 — Totals 3 -2 0 0 ko returns No Yds TD Lg Johnson, C. 1 18 0 18 Bowens 1 14 0 14 Totals 2 32 0 18 interceptions No Yds TD Lg Totals 0 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: Poe 8 (5-3), Starr 7 (4-3), Griffin 6 (4-2), Davis 6 (3-3) Sacks: McDonald 1.0-9, Starr 1.0-7, Cathey 0.5-4, Weaver 0.5-4 2010 Memphis Football Fact Book

After consecutive games of sub-300 yards of total offense to open the season, the Memphis offense racked up 460 yards versus the Skyhawks. T.J. Pitts aided the Tigers’ ground attack with 50 yards on 10 carries. In addition to Calhoun’s and Singleton’s receiving performances, Steven Joachim added a career-best three catches for 38 yards and a score. Despite the loss, Tennessee Martin had 406 yards of total offense. Barnes led all rushers with a game-high 105 yards on 19 carries. Thompson was 11of-29 passing for 209 yards, and his favorite target was Williams, who hauled in four receptions for 117 yards. Poe (eight tackles) and Starr (seven tackles) paced the Memphis defense. Starr also had one TFL for seven yards, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Mike McDonald, Dasmine Cathey and Josh Weaver each registered a sack. Trey Smith led the Skyhawk defense with eight tackles, while Chris Murray and Josh Bey each had seven tackles. Bey also added a TFL, a forced fumble and a pass breakup.

Scoring Summary

Tennessee Martin 0 0 14 Memphis 0 24 14 Attendance: 21,428; Weather: Cloudy, 76o

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TM-UM Drive Chart (Plays/Yds/TOP)

Second Quarter 12:52 UM Singleton 19 pass from Bass 0-7 (Reagan kick) 11/81/4:16 6:36 UM Reagan 20 FG 0-10 10/51/5:02 4:10 UM Bass 7 run 0-17 (Reagan kick) 3/31/0:45 1:38 UM Calhoun 85 pass from Bass 0-24 (Reagan kick) 2/85/0:39 Third Quarter 11:29 UM Singleton 21 pass from Bass 0-31 (Regan kick) 3/34/0:58 10:13 TM E. Williams 44 pass from Thompson 7-31 (Hansen kick) 3/69/1:07 7:04 TM Barnes 17 run 14-31 (Hansen kick) 5/64/1:36 5:02 UM Joachim 8 pass from Bass 14-38 (Reagan kick) 5/60/1:56 Fourth Quarter 4:35 UM Reagan 33 FG 14-41 9/33/4:32

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

TM UM 18 26 7 12 8 10 3 4 34-137 37-144 269 316 15-36-0 24-32-1 70-406 69-460 5.8 6.7 2-1 4-2 18-157 5-71 6-37.8 3-35.3 1-0 3-(-2) 8-161 2-32 1-0 0-0 30:45 29:15 3-14 2-9 0-4 0-0 0-0 3-24


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MARSHALL

Rushing Att Yds TD Lg Avg Marshall, D. 25 203 3 69 8.1 Booker 4 28 0 10 7.0 Slate 3 21 0 21 7.0 Ward 2 9 0 7 4.5 TEAM 2 -2 0 — -1.0 Anderson 5 -16 0 8 -3.2 Totals 41 243 3 69 5.9 passing C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Anderson 10-18-0 97 0 20 4 Marshall, D. 1-1-0 27 0 27 0 Totals 11-19-0 124 0 27 4 receiving No Yds TD Lg Slate 3 45 0 20 Wilson, J. 3 13 0 5 Dobson 2 47 0 27 Wilson, A. 2 21 0 12 Booker 1 -2 0 — Totals 11 124 0 27 punting No Yds Avg Lg I20 Whitehead 6 215 35.8 45 2 Totals 6 215 35.8 45 2 punt returns No Yds TD Lg Booker 3 95 0 52 Bembry 1 23 0 23 Totals 4 118 0 52 ko returns No Yds TD Lg Marshall, D. 3 94 0 33 Totals 3 94 0 33 interceptions No Yds TD Lg Bembery 1 0 0 0 Brown, O. 1 0 0 0 Totals 2 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: K. Harris 10 (3-7), Hall 9 (6-3), Harvey 9 (3-6) Sacks: None

MEMPHIS

Rushing Att Yds TD Lg Avg Bass 14 64 0 14 4.6 Pitts 9 42 0 12 4.7 Smith, L. 4 13 0 7 3.2 Totals 27 119 0 14 4.4 passing C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Bass 17-34-2 232 1 80 0 TEAM 0-1-0 0 0 0 0 Totals 17-35-2 232 1 80 0 receiving No Yds TD Lg Calhoun 5 141 1 80 Smith, L. 4 14 0 6 Singleton 3 62 0 44 Joachim 1 16 0 16 Farr 1 1 0 1 Baker 1 0 0 0 Hightower 1 0 0 0 Rucker 1 -2 0 — Totals 17 232 1 80 punting No Yds Avg Lg I20 Reagan 6 321 53.5 65 3 Totals 6 321 53.5 65 3 punt returns No Yds TD Lg Johnson, C. 2 6 0 6 Totals 2 6 0 6 ko returns No Yds TD Lg Johnson, C. 2 51 0 33 Hightower 1 27 0 27 Totals 3 78 0 33 interceptions No Yds TD Lg Totals 0 0 0 0 Tackle Leaders: D. Davis 12 (5-7), Jackson 7 (2-5), Lamar 6 (2-4), Bowens 6 (2-4) Sacks: Weaver 1.5-10, McGee 1.0-11, Poe 1.0-1, J. Thompson 0.5-2 2010 Memphis Football Fact Book

line, and settled for a Matt Reagan 20-yard field goal to cut the Thundering Herd lead to 17-10 at the break. After the intermission, the Tigers cut Marshall’s lead to 1713 on another Reagan field goal, but some momentum was lost as Memphis settled for another field goal after driving inside the Thundering Herd 5 yard line. Marshall put its clamps on the win with a fourth quarter touchdown early in the fourth quarter. It was Marshall’s third score of the game, this time from five yards out. The teams exchanged field goals the rest of the game for the 27-16 final. In addition to his three field goals, Reagan had an excellent game punting the ball. He averaged 53.5 yards on six punts with a long of 65 yards. Carlos Singleton had three receptions for 62 yards, putting him over 2,000 receiving yards for his career. Singleton is only the fourth Tiger in school history to reach that milestone. For the Thundering Herd, quarterback Brian Anderson was 10-of-18 passing for 97 yards. Darius Davis led the Memphis defense with 12 tackles, and Greg Jackson added seven hits.

Scoring Summary

Marshall 3 14 0 10 — Memphis 7 3 3 3 — Attendance: 20,063; Weather: Partly Cloudy, 76o

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MU-UM Drive Chart (Plays/Yds/TOP) First Quarter 4:37 MU Ratanamorn 36 FG 3-0 10/53/3:58 4:24 UM Calhoun 80 pass from Bass 3-7 (Reagan kick) 1/80/0:13 Second Quarter 14:24 MU D. Marshall 2 run 10-7 (Ratanamorn kick) 9/60/4:53 2:48 MU D. Marshall 69 run 17-7 (Ratanamorn kick) 4/85/2:17 0:00 UM Reagan 20 FG 17-10 12/60/2:41 Third Quarter 9:17 UM Reagan 22 FG 17-13 8/83/2:58 Fourth Quarter 14:29 MU D. Marshall 5 run 24-13 (Ratanamorn kick) 4/21/1:36 8:20 UM Reagan 25 FG 24-16 6/42/2:20 1:56 MU Ratanamorn 18 FG 27-16 10/59/6:24

final team statistics

First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Rushes-Yds Passing Yds Comp.-Att.-Int. Total Plays-Yds Avg./Play Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yds Punts-Avg. Punt Returns KO Returns Interceptions Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Sacks By

MU UM 14 15 6 8 6 6 2 1 41-243 27-119 124 232 11-19-0 17-35-2 60-367 62-351 6.1 5.7 3-1 0-0 9-98 9-61 6-35.8 6-53.5 4-118 2-6 3-94 3-78 2-0 0-0 33:09 26:51 4-13 5-14 0-0 0-1 0-0 4-24

2009 rEVIEW

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A couple of seasons ago, head coach Tommy West said his program had to recommit to the run. Sure, fans enjoy seeing the ball thrown all over the field with the high-powered passing offenses, but it was West’s belief that, to be successful, a commitment to the run was needed. So, West decided to get back to basics and put a focus on the run at that time. The Tigers returned to running the ball, and it paid off for them, producing consecutive trips to the postseason in 2007 and 2008. It also nearly produced back-to-back 1,000-yard rushers, and in 2008, the Tigers’ rushing output was the fifth-best in school history. Well, if West wasn’t on the other sideline in the Tigers’ 2009 Conference USA opener versus Marshall, he would have loved what the Thundering Herd did — and that was run the ball. Marshall rushed for nearly 250 yards en route to a 27-16 victory over Memphis before a crowd of 20,063 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. West basically stated that the team that ran the ball deserved the win. “We didn’t deserve to win the game,” said West in his postgame press conference. “Give Marshall credit. They deserved to win the game. I thought we needed to hold their running back to 100 yards or less to win, and he got 200. So, we didn’t do our job there.” Most of the Thundering Herd’s 243 yards rushing came on the legs of junior running back Darius Marshall, who ran for a career-high 203 yards on 25 carries and scored three touchdowns. Two of his scoring scampers were inside the 5 yard line, while his third one was an explosive 69-yard run. On the other side of the ball, the Memphis running game was limited. With 2008 C-USA Newcomer of the Year Curtis Steele out with a knee bruise for a secondstraight week and T.J. Pitts suffering an injury in the game, most of the responsibility fell to sophomore quarterback

Tyler Bass, who was making only his second collegiate start. Bass was the Tigers’ leading rusher with 64 yards on 14 carries, and Memphis, as a team, managed only 119 yards on the ground. Through the air, Bass connected on 17-of-34 pass attempts for 232 yards and one touchdown. Bass’ favorite target for a second-straight week was Duke Calhoun. The senior wide receiver had five catches for 141 yards and a score. The touchdown connection with Bass went for 80 yards, marking the second-consecutive week that the duo combined for an 80-yard plus scoring play. It was only the third time in school history that Memphis had two passing plays of 80 yards or more in a season. The other two seasons were 1998 and 2003. The game began well for Memphis as the Tiger defense held Marshall to a 3-and-out on its first possession and then held the Thundering Herd to a field goal on their next drive. Meanwhile, the Memphis offense set off some fireworks on its second possession of the game that started at the Tiger 20 yard line. On a play reminiscent of the week before, Bass swung a pass out to the left sideline to Calhoun, who was the recipient of two great blocks and then raced 80 yards for the touchdown. The score put Memphis ahead 7-3 late in the first quarter. However, Memphis was unable to sustain the momentum. On the ensuing possession, the Thundering Herd drove 60 yards on nine plays and retook the lead at 10-7 on Marshall’s two-yard touchdown run with 14:19 left in the second quarter. Later in the second period, the visitors from Huntington extended their advantage when Marshall rambled 69 yards for a 17-7 lead with 2:17 remaining before halftime. Memphis, though, responded with a quick 12-play, 60-yard drive. The Tigers got inside the Marshall 5 yard


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Orlando, Fla. October 3, 2009 ORLANDO, Fla. — For fans that love smash-mouth football with running the ball a lot and controlling the clock, then they loved the Memphis-UCF game. However, the fans that enjoyed the game more were those wearing the Black and Gold on this day. The Knights played “old school” football against the Tigers en route to a 32-14 Conference USA victory before a crowd of 40,408 at Bright House Networks Stadium. The contest was UCF’s league home opener and was also Memphis’ C-USA road opener. UCF rolled up 261 yards on the ground and controlled the ball nearly 39 minutes (38:57 to be exact) in the win. Brynn Harvey led the Knights’ ground attack with 219 rushing yards on 42 carries. UCF quarterback Brett Hodges aided the home team’s cause with a 16-of-28 passing performance for 214 yards and two touchdown tosses. Hodges also ran the ball three times for 19 yards. On the other side, Memphis was unable to get its rushing game in gear. The Tigers managed only 67 rushing yards on 26 carries for a 2.6 yards-per-rush average. Lance Smith was the Tigers’ leading rusher with 35 yards on eight carries. Curtis Steele, who returned for his first game action since the first half of the Sept. 12 game, rushed the ball eight times for 22 yards. The Tiger passing game was a combined effort from Will Hudgens, Tyler Bass and Brian Hall. The trio went 16-of-31 passing for 258 yards and two touchdowns, but also had two interceptions. The lone bright spot for Memphis was wide receiver Duke Calhoun, who had four catches for 162 yards and a score. The touchdown reception was a 61-yarder from Bass, marking the third-straight game the duo connected on a touchdown of 60 yards or more. Calhoun’s 162-yard performance was the sixth-best

MEMPHIS

Rushing Att Yds TD Lg Avg Smith, L. 8 35 0 12 4.4 Steele 8 22 0 5 2.8 Bass 7 19 0 16 2.7 Calhoun 1 2 0 2 2.0 Baker 1 -3 0 — -3.0 Hudgens 1 -8 0 — -8.0 Totals 26 67 0 16 2.6 passing C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Hudgens 6-15-1 143 1 51 1 Bass 10-15-1 115 1 61 2 Hall, B. 0-1-0 0 0 0 0 Totals 16-31-2 258 2 61 3 receiving No Yds TD Lg Calhoun 4 162 1 61 Steele 3 21 0 20 Joachim 3 8 0 6 Baker 2 13 0 8 Onarheim 1 23 0 23 Smith, L. 1 14 0 14 Farr 1 12 1 12 Singleton 1 5 0 5 Totals 16 258 2 61 punting No Yds Avg Lg I20 Reagan 5 246 49.2 56 1 Totals 5 246 49.2 56 1 punt returns No Yds TD Lg Totals 0 0 0 0 ko returns No Yds TD Lg Johnson, C. 4 96 0 34 Hightower 2 55 0 37 Griffin 1 17 0 17 Totals 7 168 0 37 interceptions No Yds TD Lg Brown 1 62 0 62 Totals 1 62 0 62 Tackle Leaders: Jackson 13 (11-2), Lamar 7 (5-2), Rockette 7 (5-2), D. Davis 7 (3-4) Sacks: None

for a single game in Tiger football history. The 100-yard receiving game was the 10th of his career, which is a school record. The offenses for both teams were slow to start with no scoring in the first quarter. However, when looking at the statistics after one period of play, it began telling what was the eventual story of the game. In the opening quarter, UCF out-rushed Memphis 66-8 and held the ball over four minutes longer than the Tigers (9:53-5:07). The Knights finally broke the scoreless tie early in the second quarter on a drive that began at the end of the first period. UCF drove 53 yards on nine plays to the Memphis 7 yard line, setting up Nick Cattoi’s 24-yard field goal. On the possession, UCF gained 36 of the 53 yards on the ground. Memphis, though, responded quickly on its next possession. The Tigers took over on their own 15 and moved the ball out to the 39 yard line. Then, on a 3rd-and-8, Bass hooked up with Calhoun on a 61-yard scoring strike to give Memphis a 7-3 lead with 10:24 left on the clock before halftime. After the short scoring flurry, the defenses stepped up on both sides and forced an exchange of punts, giving UCF the ball with just over four minutes remaining before intermission. The Knights drove the ball to the Tigers 20 yard line, but Jada Brown halted the UCF scoring opportunity when he intercepted Hodges’ pass and returned it 62 yards to the Knights 13 with 1:22 on the clock. Four plays later, Memphis missed a 30-yard field goal attempt, swinging momentum back to the home side of the field. After the break, the Knights regained the lead at 9-7 on two Cattoi field goals, but as they did in the first half, the Tigers responded immediately. Memphis took

UCF

Rushing Att Yds TD Lg Avg Harvey 42 219 1 35 5.2 Hodges 3 19 0 10 6.3 McDuffie 1 14 0 14 14.0 Kelly 4 9 0 4 2.2 Totals 50 261 1 35 5.2 passing C-A-I Yds TD Lg Sck Hodges 16-28-1 214 2 34 0 Totals 16-28-1 214 2 34 0 receiving No Yds TD Lg Newsome 5 58 1 22 Kay 4 52 1 17 Guyton 4 50 0 19 Nissley 1 34 0 34 Rabazinski 1 13 0 13 Giovanetti 1 7 0 7 Totals 16 214 2 34 punting No Yds Avg Lg I20 Clingan 4 143 35.8 45 2 Totals 4 143 35.8 45 2 punt returns No Yds TD Lg Davis, J. 1 2 0 2 Totals 1 2 0 2 ko returns No Yds TD Lg Baldwin 2 41 0 28 McDuffie 1 27 0 27 Totals 3 68 0 28 interceptions No Yds TD Lg Robinson 1 33 0 33 Totals 1 33 0 33 Tackle Leaders: Hogue 7 (5-2), Ishmael 6 (6-0), Hallman 6 (2-4), Miller 5 (3-2) Sacks: Miller 2.5-19, Geathers 0.5-6

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only 1:44 to go 65 yards, and the drive culminated in a Hudgens-toDajLeon Farr 12-yard touchdown catch for a 14-9 lead. UCF answered with its first touchdown of the day on the ensuing possession. The Knights finished off a six-play, 58-yard drive when Hodges hit Ricky Kay from seven yards out for a 15-14 UCF lead. The Knights did not trail the remainder of the game, closing the contest with 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter for the 32-14 victory. Harvey capped the scoring with a 25-yard touchdown run with only 41 seconds left in the game. Aside from Calhoun, no other Tiger receiver had more than 25 yards. Steele had three catche