RISERS AND STAGERS

Memphis Football’s 2014 senior class twice experienced the opportunity to stand on a riser and celebrate championships last year.

The Tigers claimed an American Athletic Conference title with its final regular season game played in the Liberty Bowl. The senior class would enjoy another celebration a month later in accepting the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl championship trophy.

The success on the field has also translated to the classroom for Memphis head coach Justin Fuente’s teams.

Over the course of the 2014-15 academic year, which ended with last week’s summer commencement, every member of the 2014 senior class had an opportunity to be on a bigger stage. Every 2014 senior has now earned their bachelor’s degree and had the chance to cross the stage at commencement exercises for the University of Memphis.