Memphis Tigers Roster 2019 Tigers Roster

Head Coach: Mike Norvell        2017 Salary: $1,860,000        Offensive Coordinator: Kenny Dillingham       Defensive Coordinator: Chris Ball         

Stadium: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium       Surface: Turf        City: Memphis        State: Tennessee

Once again, the Memphis Tigers are poised to be an unstoppable offensive juggernaut this season who will seem to be able to score at will. Over the last seven games of 2017, the Tigers averaged over 50 points per game. Now the question is whether the system can carry the Tigers now that much of that powerful offense has been lost to graduation. The answer is yes.

David Moore is the frontrunner to start at quarterback. Last season's backup has the ability to hurt opposing defenses with his legs. The real threat on offense is running back Darrell Henderson. Him and Patrick Taylor form a two-headed monster in the backfield. The offensive line is experienced and able to open the holes necessary for these two runners. Look for Memphis to play to its strength and run the ball more this season.

This year's Tigers may have to rely more on their defense to survive. Last season, the Tigers had the ability to win track meets. They had to because the defense was one of the worst in the country. Now, with eight returning staters, Memphis will have to assume more of a defensive identity. The Tigers are going to have to improve after allowing 466 yards per game last season.

Memphis is established as a perennial power in the AAC. This has enabled coach Mike Norvell to land solid recruiting classes that befit the Tigers' status. Even with the recruits, another top-25 ranking may be a stretch for the Tigers this year.

Name Pos
David Moore D. Moore QB
Riley Ferguson R. Ferguson QB
Brady White B. White QB
Connor Adair C. Adair QB
Patrick Taylor Jr. P. Taylor Jr. RB
Doroland Dorceus D. Dorceus RB
Timothy Taylor T. Taylor RB
Marquavius Weaver M. Weaver RB
Sam Craft S. Craft RB
Darrell Henderson D. Henderson RB
Tony Pollard T. Pollard WR
Anthony Miller A. Miller WR
Sean Dykes S. Dykes WR
John Williams J. Williams WR
Mechane Slade M. Slade WR
Roderick Proctor R. Proctor WR
Hunter Hill H. Hill WR
Phil Mayhue P. Mayhue WR
Damonte Coxie D. Coxie WR
Brennon Lewis B. Lewis WR
Coye Fairman C. Fairman WR
Kedarian Jones K. Jones WR
Calvin Austin III C. A. III WR
Jahod Booker J. Booker WR
Kyle Oliver K. Oliver TE
Joey Magnifico J. Magnifico TE
Ross Burcham R. Burcham TE
Dylan Parham D. Parham TE
Nick Robinson N. Robinson TE
Tyce Daniel T. Daniel TE
Jacoby Hill J. Hill DE
Peyton Jones P. Jones DE
Christian Johnson C. Johnson DE
John Tate IV J. T. IV DE
Khalil Johnson K. Johnson DE
Josh Perry J. Perry CB
Jacobi Francis J. Francis CB
Tito Windham T. Windham CB
Genard Avery G. Avery LB
Curtis Akins C. Akins LB
Darian Porter D. Porter LB
Shareef White S. White LB
Tim Hart T. Hart LB
Steven Enis S. Enis LB
Bryce Huff B. Huff LB
Hayden Ferrari H. Ferrari LB
JJ Russell J. Russell LB
Cade Mashburn C. Mashburn LB
Mannie Lowery M. Lowery LB
Fred Walls F. Walls LB
Nehemiah Augustus N. Augustus LB
Jackson Dillon J. Dillon LB
Jamil Collins J. Collins DB
Shaun Rupert S. Rupert DB
Austin Hall A. Hall DB
Anthony Young A. Young DB
Christian Slaughter C. Slaughter DB
Terrell Carter T. Carter DB
Marcus Green M. Green DB
Quindon Lewis Q. Lewis DB
Tamaurice Smith T. Smith DB
Sanchez Blake Jr. S. Blake Jr. DB
Xavier Cullens X. Cullens DB
Bradley Jones B. Jones DB
Alex Gaca A. Gaca DB
Ladarius Jordan L. Jordan DB
La'Andre Thomas L. Thomas DB
Tyrez Lindsey T. Lindsey S
Thomas Pickens T. Pickens S
Colton Cochran C. Cochran S
Jonathan Cook J. Cook S
Caelon Harden C. Harden S
Evan Michael E. Michael P
Nick Jacobs N. Jacobs P
Spencer Smith S. Smith K
Riley Patterson R. Patterson K
Jonathan Wilson J. Wilson DL
Ernest Suttles E. Suttles DL
Emmanuel Cooper E. Cooper DL
Joseph Dorceus J. Dorceus DL
Desmond Hawkins D. Hawkins DL
Barrett Brown B. Brown DL
O'Bryan Goodson O. Goodson DL
J'Len Smith J. Smith DL
Lio Lafaele L. Lafaele OL
Jace Neville J. Neville OL
Dustin Woodard D. Woodard OL
Drew Kyser D. Kyser OL
Brytain Peddy B. Peddy OL
Gabe Kuhn G. Kuhn OL
Trevon Tate T. Tate OL
Tauvaga Ho Ching II T. H. C. II OL
Harneet Gill H. Gill OL
Scottie Dill S. Dill OL
Mikhail Hill M. Hill OL
Josiah Perry J. Perry OL
Tanis Joseph T. Joseph OL
Michael Joseph M. Joseph OL
Obinna Eze O. Eze OL
Ryan Young R. Young OL
Preston Brady P. Brady LS
Name Pos Number Height Weight
David Moore D. Moore QB 2 6' 3" 205
Riley Ferguson R. Ferguson QB 4 6' 4" 210
Brady White B. White QB 3 6' 3" 205
Connor Adair C. Adair QB 15 6' 4" 200
Patrick Taylor Jr. P. Taylor Jr. RB 6 6' 3" 223
Doroland Dorceus D. Dorceus RB 28 5' 10" 215
Timothy Taylor T. Taylor RB 21 5' 10" 215
Marquavius Weaver M. Weaver RB 32 5' 10" 210
Sam Craft S. Craft RB 11 6' 0" 210
Darrell Henderson D. Henderson RB 8 5' 9" 200
Tony Pollard T. Pollard WR 1 6' 0" 208
Anthony Miller A. Miller WR 3 5' 11" 190
Sean Dykes S. Dykes WR 5 6' 2" 230
John Williams J. Williams WR 9 5' 9" 172
Mechane Slade M. Slade WR 81 5' 9" 170
Roderick Proctor R. Proctor WR 18 5' 11" 175
Hunter Hill H. Hill WR 82 5' 11" 184
Phil Mayhue P. Mayhue WR 89 6' 3" 210
Damonte Coxie D. Coxie WR 10 6' 3" 200
Brennon Lewis B. Lewis WR 37 6' 3" 195
Coye Fairman C. Fairman WR 80 6' 3" 190
Kedarian Jones K. Jones WR 13 6' 1" 190
Calvin Austin III C. A. III WR 84 5' 9" 160
Jahod Booker J. Booker WR 27 5' 11" 175
Kyle Oliver K. Oliver TE 85 6' 4" 235
Joey Magnifico J. Magnifico TE 86 6' 4" 235
Ross Burcham R. Burcham TE 87 6' 5" 225
Dylan Parham D. Parham TE 56 6' 3" 256
Nick Robinson N. Robinson TE 83 6' 4" 225
Tyce Daniel T. Daniel TE 88 6' 4" 238
Jacoby Hill J. Hill DE 52 6' 3" 235
Peyton Jones P. Jones DE 52 6' 6" 275
Christian Johnson C. Johnson DE 15 6' 5" 270
John Tate IV J. T. IV DE 90 6' 4" 290
Khalil Johnson K. Johnson DE 96 6' 5" 285
Josh Perry J. Perry CB 4 6' 2" 205
Jacobi Francis J. Francis CB 32 5' 10" 175
Tito Windham T. Windham CB 24 5' 9" 185
Genard Avery G. Avery LB 6 6' 1" 255
Curtis Akins C. Akins LB 7 6' 2" 235
Darian Porter D. Porter LB 29 6' 3" 230
Shareef White S. White LB 30 6' 1" 235
Tim Hart T. Hart LB 35 6' 1" 235
Steven Enis S. Enis LB 44 6' 2" 240
Bryce Huff B. Huff LB 55 6' 3" 245
Hayden Ferrari H. Ferrari LB 57 5' 11" 230
JJ Russell J. Russell LB 23 6' 1" 210
Cade Mashburn C. Mashburn LB 26 6' 2" 210
Mannie Lowery M. Lowery LB 50 6' 1" 235
Fred Walls F. Walls LB 56 6' 2" 230
Nehemiah Augustus N. Augustus LB 16 6' 0" 205
Jackson Dillon J. Dillon LB 34 6' 6" 265
Jamil Collins J. Collins DB 18 5' 11" 170
Shaun Rupert S. Rupert DB 19 6' 1" 195
Austin Hall A. Hall DB 25 6' 2" 215
Anthony Young A. Young DB 31 6' 0" 200
Christian Slaughter C. Slaughter DB 39 5' 10" 190
Terrell Carter T. Carter DB 2 5' 11" 180
Marcus Green M. Green DB 21 6' 2" 190
Quindon Lewis Q. Lewis DB 31 6' 2" 170
Tamaurice Smith T. Smith DB 33 5' 10" 180
Sanchez Blake Jr. S. Blake Jr. DB 41 6' 0" 205
Xavier Cullens X. Cullens DB 42 6' 1" 205
Bradley Jones B. Jones DB 45 6' 2" 205
Alex Gaca A. Gaca DB 46 6' 3" 195
Ladarius Jordan L. Jordan DB 36 5' 10" 175
La'Andre Thomas L. Thomas DB 12 6' 1" 185
Tyrez Lindsey T. Lindsey S 22 6' 2" 205
Thomas Pickens T. Pickens S 40 6' 2" 205
Colton Cochran C. Cochran S 47 6' 0" 195
Jonathan Cook J. Cook S 14 6' 0" 198
Caelon Harden C. Harden S 37 6' 0" 182
Evan Michael E. Michael P 35 6' 1" 230
Nick Jacobs N. Jacobs P 47 6' 1" 195
Spencer Smith S. Smith K 17 6' 1" 195
Riley Patterson R. Patterson K 36 5' 11" 180
Jonathan Wilson J. Wilson DL 38 6' 3" 280
Ernest Suttles E. Suttles DL 48 6' 5" 265
Emmanuel Cooper E. Cooper DL 97 6' 1" 300
Joseph Dorceus J. Dorceus DL 94 6' 0" 275
Desmond Hawkins D. Hawkins DL 93 6' 5" 295
Barrett Brown B. Brown DL 51 6' 3" 220
O'Bryan Goodson O. Goodson DL 1 6' 1" 300
J'Len Smith J. Smith DL 54 6' 2" 246
Lio Lafaele L. Lafaele OL 50 6' 4" 305
Jace Neville J. Neville OL 51 6' 6" 290
Dustin Woodard D. Woodard OL 53 6' 2" 285
Drew Kyser D. Kyser OL 54 6' 5" 300
Brytain Peddy B. Peddy OL 59 6' 3" 310
Gabe Kuhn G. Kuhn OL 71 6' 4" 295
Trevon Tate T. Tate OL 72 6' 4" 295
Tauvaga Ho Ching II T. H. C. II OL 75 6' 5" 285
Harneet Gill H. Gill OL 70 6' 7" 290
Scottie Dill S. Dill OL 79 6' 7" 295
Mikhail Hill M. Hill OL 55 6' 4" 325
Josiah Perry J. Perry OL 65 6' 2" 300
Tanis Joseph T. Joseph OL 66 6' 5" 317
Michael Joseph M. Joseph OL 74 6' 5" 366
Obinna Eze O. Eze OL 77 6' 8" 315
Ryan Young R. Young OL 63 6' 3" 280
Preston Brady P. Brady LS 58 6' 0" 215

Preseason Outlook

Memphis places their roster on the map with athletic talent in 2018. The Memphis mold usually favors this make-up but retaining and claiming talents to filled the skilled positions has been something that has proven difficult over the last few seasons. Mike Norvell finished 10-3 in his first season, a performance that won't be easily replicated with key losses at skill positions. For the first time in recent memory, the program will tout two QB talents that could claim the starting role: Brady White and David Moore. Both players are good contributors and fits for the position, opening offensive sets for some imaginative looks. The roster was incredibly young last season, so the climb to the sophomore ranks for freshman carryovers will equate to higher consistencies.

The defense returns all of its playmakers and looks to climb the CFB ranks in terms of havoc, stoppage, and other such tangibles. There will be less instance of folly and a better stance of well-rounded contribution. The Tiger's schedule is tame, but that can be attributed to in-conference competition level. UCF is the strongest opponent, which may help Norvell return to the land of double-digit wins in 2018. Reworking the quarterback position will be a refinement that tells the tale for the 2018 season. Being ranked just outside the top-25 could mark for a leap into the top-25 or top-15 come end of season, capping a successful second stint in Memphis for Norvell and company.