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*Dontari Poe heading into rJr season: A closer look at the Chiefs picks: Round 1/11 - Dontari Poe, NT, 6-3, 346, Memphis...A developmental pick, Poe has the attributes that head coach/defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel seeks for a nose tackle. But Poe has very limited experience playing the position. - The Sports Xchange
Lonnie Ballentine heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Texans' picks: Round 7/256 - Lonnie Ballentine, S, 6-3, 215, Memphis...Mr. Irrelevant will have to make the team as a special teams player. The defense already has depth at safety. He's got good size and excellent 4.4 speed, but he's limited in coverage and doesn't play the run very well. Has natural talent but has to learn to become a player who can cover. - The Sports Xchange
Clinton McDonald heading into Sr season: 2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; 27 Sol-55 TT, 9.5 TFL, 4 SK, 1 PBU, 1 FR, 2 FF; Selected as a permanent captain by his teammates prior to the New Orleans Bowl...Is the only Tiger under Tommy West to be selected as a captain as a junior...Named the 2007 Memphis Defensive Co-Player of the Year at the team's postseason banquet...Was an honorable mention All-Conference USA pick in 2007...Started all 13 games on the defensive front...Has played in 37 straight games and started 23 of the last 25 games...Led the team in TFL with 9.5 for minus 31 yards...Registered a team-high four sacks for minus 22 yards...Ranked fifth on the team in tackles with 55... 2006: 12 GP; 10 GS; 30 Sol-41 TT, 2 TFL, 0.5 SK, 1 PBU, 1 QBH, 1 FR, 1 BLK; One of several young linemen who made vast improvements throughout the season...Saw action in all 12 games as a sophomore and made 10 starts on the defensive front in 2006... 2005: 12 GP; 0 GS; 3 Sol-6 TT; One of just six true freshmen to see action in 2005…Played in all 12 games for the Tigers, primarily with the special teams unit.
Bobby McCain heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Dolphins' seven picks: Round 5/145 - Bobby McCain, CB, 5-9, 195, Memphis...This was a good pick because he's such a good athlete. McCain has returned four interceptions for touchdowns in his career. Miami has a lot of candidates to start opposite Brent Grimes and McCain is hoping to be among them. It's probably a longshot he'll see much time from scrimmage, but if he makes the 53-man roster and contributes on special teams, it's a good selection. - The Sports Xchange
Marcus Ball heading into rSr season: 2009: Played in nine of 12 games in the Tiger secondary and on special teams with three starts at strong safety...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...Averaged 4.7 tackles per game...JUCO: Played the 2008 season at nationally ranked Pearl River (Miss.) Community College...Was a first-team All-American safety at Pearl River...2007: Played in a career-high nine games and recorded a career-high 24 total tackles...13 unassisted tackles in nine games...2006: At Florida State: Earned playing time in the first four games of the season before injuring his left knee on kickoff coverage in the third quarter against Rice...the injury was not caused by any contact...his knee gave out as he attempted to cut and make a tackle... was tied for third on the team in tackles with 13 when he was injured.
Martin Ifedi heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Rams' nine picks: Round 7/227 - Martin Ifedi, DE, 6-3, 275, Memphis...Ended his college career as the school's all-time leader with 22.5 sacks and also compiled 36 tackles for loss. That sacks total ranked sixth among active NCAA FBS players. A sprained MCL cost him four games at the beginning of the 2014 season, but still had 9.5 sacks in nine games played. Rams defensive line coach Mike Waufle is said to be high on him and likes his upside. - The Sports Xchange
Brandon Pearce heading into rSr season: 2007: Named to the All-C-USA Preseason team by league coaches prior to the start of the season...Also picked as a first-team All-C-USA honoree by Athlon Sports during the summer...Part of an offensive line that led C-USA in fewest sacks allowed with 14 for the fourth-straight year and ranked 10th nationally...Helped pave the way for a Tiger offense that ranked 13th nationally in passing offense and 23rd in total offense...Started all 13 games at right tackle in 2007 and has started 33 of 36 career games...Played in 96 percent of the team's offensive plays in 2007... 2006: A key component of Memphis' veteran offensive line...Has started 20 consecutive career games...Started all 12 games in 2006 at right tackle...Played every offensive snap in the 12 contests with the exception of two plays late in the Chattanooga victory...Was in on 60 or more offensive plays in nine of the 12 games... 2005: A redshirt freshman who made an impact on the squad in 2005...Played in all but the season opener against Ole Miss...Started at right tackle for the final eight games of the season...Earned C-USA All-Freshman honors...Worked 32 of the 77 offensive plays in the Chattanooga contest...Became a starter for the UCF game, and never relinquished the position...Was part of an offensive line that allowed just nine sacks in 2005, which led Conference USA...Also helped the offense rank fifth nationally in rushing offense and helped pave the way for All-American tailback DeAngelo Williams to lead the nation in rushing average...2004: Spent the fall learning the offensive scheme from a senior-laden offensive line...Redshirted the 2004 season.
Duke Calhoun heading into Sr season: 2007: Played in 12 of 13 games and started the last nine contests...Finesse receiver who led the team in receptions (62) and receiving yards (890) as a sophomore...Recorded 100-plus yards receiving in four of the last seven games...Has caught multiple passes in 22 of his 24 career games... Registered five or more receptions in six of his 12 games...Totaled 12 plays of 20 or more yards in 2007 and five for 40-plus yards...Scored in three of the last six games...Averaged 74.2 yards per game...Ranked sixth in Conference USA (48th nationally) in receiving yards per game and sixth (62nd nationally) in receptions per game (5.2)...2006: One of just five true freshmen to play for the Tigers in 2006...Led the team in receiving yards with 681 and in receiving touchdowns with six...Ranked third on the team in scoring with 42 points...Caught at least one pass in all 12 games and boasted multiple receptions in 10 contests.
Jamon Hughes heading into rSr season: 2007: Played in all 13 games during his sophomore season, working primarily as a top reserve at inside linebacker and on special teams...Did earn one starting call (at Kentucky) during his second season on campus...Despite just that one start, he finished fourth on the team in total tackles with 65 hits...Credited with five and onehalf tackles for loss (minus 6 yards)...Moved from outside linebacker to the middle during pre-season camp and began the schedule as the top back-up at that position...2006: Played in nine games during his true freshman season, missing action only during the season’s first three weeks while recuperating from a hamstring strain.. Recorded a total of 17 tackles...Suffered a severe hamstring injury during preseason drills, sidelining him for the first three weeks of the season...His brother Carlos played football at Louisiana-Monroe (1998-2003).
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