Freshman T.J. Carter shining for Tigers defense

Freshman T.J. Carter shining for Tigers defense

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - For the University of Memphis to come close to accomplishing the hype that's surrounded the program since the preseason, the Tigers will rely on a bevy of babies to see them through.

So far, so good. Especially on defense, where injuries to key positions have forced several U of M youngsters to shed their diapers.

Redshirt Freshman Tim Hart of M.U.S. showed he's capable of making big plays at linebacker. And True Freshman T.J. Carter is living up to his 4-star hype as a recruit out of Nashville.

The cornerback already has a fumble recovery and an Interception in the first 2 games of his career, prompting veteran teammates to keep him grounded

"They tell me to stay calm, do my job." Carter said. "Don't try to be Superman. I listen to them and get in the right place at the right time. That's what I do."

Carter and the Tigers Host SIU on Saturday live on WMC Action News 5 at 7 p.m.

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