MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - With fall training camp set to open for college football teams throughout the Mid-South in less than 2 weeks, the Memphis Tigers will hit the field without one of their top returning players.
Sophomore Running Back Jamarious Henderson is leaving the Tigers program due to a family situation in his home state of Alabama.
U of M Head Coach Mike Norvell released a statement saying Henderson wants to be closer to his son:
As a Freshman, Henderson showed explosiveness, rushing for 320 yards and 4 touchdowns, plus caught 2 TD passes last season.
Rated number 3 on the depth chart coming out of Spring practice, Henderson was behind Junior Doreland Dorceus and True Freshman Darrell Henderson.
Memphis will also count on production from hybrid backs Sam Craft and Tony Pollard.