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Tiger Martin earns preseason All-America Honors from Phil Steele

By meerna Jun12,2024

This followed an “exceptional 2023 campaign” that saw 14 other Tigers named to the publication’s preseason All-AAC team.

On Tuesday, the university announced that University of Memphis linebacker Chandler Martin has been named to Phil Steele’s fourth preseason team for the 2024 All-American season.

This followed an “exceptional 2023 campaign” that saw 14 other Tigers named to the publication’s preseason All-AAC team.

Martin led Memphis with 95 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, three sacks and two forced fumbles last season. The university said it also added two interceptions, two pass breakups, three quarterback hurries and one fumble recovery on the year. He reportedly finished 17th in the NCAA in tackles for a loss and 18th in solo tackles (5.1).

Along with Martin, quarterback Seth Henigan, wide receiver Roc Taylor, offensive lineman Xavier Hill (OG) and running back Sutton Smith (KR) were named to Phil Steele’s preseason All-AAC team.

According to U of M. Offensive lineman Jonah Gambill (OG), middle linebacker Elijah Herring, linebacker Greg Rubin (S) have been added to the preseason second-team roster by Mario Anderson, wide receiver Demeer Blankumsee and tight end Anthony Landphere. , kicker Caden Costa and long snapper Colby Cox were named to the third team, they said. DB Tahj Ra-El (CB) and winger Koby Drake (PR) were named to the preseason conference fourth team, according to U of M.

The Tigers will play on Saturday, August 31 at Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium on the opening day of the season. The university said a four-pack of tickets includes a parking pass for just $49. The season opener against North Alabama will be the annual “901 Game” and the 901 Game Four-Pack can be purchased here.

The university said supplies of the Game 901 four-pack are limited. The cost of a four-pack of 901 Game will increase to $69 on July 1 and $89 on August 1 if supplies remain, they say.

Fans can also purchase season tickets at GoTigersGo.com, in person at the Memphis box office or by calling the office at (901) 678-2331.

By meerna

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