July 18, 2012
This is part of a series spotlighting the players attending C-USA Football Media Day, July 25 in Dallas. Interviews from the event will be streamed live on ConferenceUSA.com.
A talented, versatile weapon, Tracey Lampley can impact the game a number of ways for Southern Miss. This was never more evident than last year's C-USA Championship game when he had 240 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns to lead the Golden Eagles to a win at No. 6 Houston.
1 TRACEY LAMPLEY, SOUTHERN MISS
Senior WR 5-9 168 (Waynesboro, Miss./Wayne County)
2011 Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl: Had seven rushes for 13 yards including a long of eight ... Also caught four passes for 25 yards and a touchdown with a long of 11.
2011 (Jr.): Moved to primarily a wide receiver position but lined up in the backfield often ... Racked up 1,798 all-purpose yards including 463 yards rushing, 574 yards receiving, 356 punt return yards and 405 kick return yards ... Closed out the season with back-to-back games of 200 or more all-purpose yards with 251 yards against Memphis and 240 against Houston ... Was named the 2011 C-USA Championship Game MVP ... Had 47 receptions and four touchdowns including a season-long 61-yard catch against Memphis ... Had 91 rushes and three touchdowns including a season-high 28 yard run against Houston ... Was named first team All C-USA as a punt returner and earned honorable mention nod as a receiver ... Was also named the C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week following the ECU game ... Returned one punt for a touchdown against ECU.
2010 Beef O'Brady's Bowl: Tallied 35 yards on three carries out of the backfield with a long of 13 ... Returned one punt for nine yards.
2010 (So.): Slowed by an early season knee injury and missed the Prairie View game (9/11) ... Appeared in 12 games and started in six ... Tallied 928 all-purpose yards, gathering 384 rushing on 65 carries, 203 receiving on 26 catches, 215 on 11 kick returns and 126 on 20 punt returns ... Averaged 77.3 all-purpose yards per contest ... Only rushing touchdown was a 60-yard run against Tulane (11/6) ... Caught three passes against Houston (11/20) for 70 yards, which included a 53-yard reception ... Had best kickoff return day of 115 yards on five attempts with a season-best 32-yard return ... Added five punt returns for 46 yards and a season-best 16-yard return against Marshall (10/2) ... Tallied over 100 all-purpose yards four times during the regular season.
2009 New Orleans Bowl: Had one rush for no gain ... Caught one pass for 16 yards ... Returned three punts for 27 yards and two kickoffs for 25 yards.
2009 (Fr.): Played in all 13 games, drawing his first career start at East Carolina (11/28) ... First Golden Eagle to score via a rush, reception, kick return and punt return in school history ... One of five players in the FBS to return a punt and kickoff for a score during the year ... Ranked in the Top 20 in both kickoff and punt returns nationally ... Was No. 6 in punt returns (14.5) and No. 15 in kick returns (27.6) ... Returned 23 punts for 334 yards and one touchdown ... Lone punt return for score was a 50-yard return against Tulane (10/24)... Registered 17 kickoffs for 469 yards and one touchdown with a career-long return of 93 coming at Marshall (11/14) for a TD ... Broke school record for most kick return yards (211) against Marshall (11/14) ... Rushed for 122 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries (6.1 per carry) ... Caught nine passes for 85 yards and one touchdown ... Earned C-USA All-Freshman Team honors and C-USA All-Conference Honorable Mention honors at punt returner ... Voted C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week against Marshall ...
Prep: Had 1,162 yards rushing, 445 yards receiving and scored 18 touchdowns for coach Marcus Boyles at Wayne County High School ... Named the Offensive Player of the Year for the WDAM/Hair World of Laurel Area team ... A starter since the ninth-grade ... Participated in the annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game ... Rushed for 16 yards on five carries in the contest ... Added a pair of receptions for one yard, as well as one tackle ... Garnered honorable mention for both Best Vision and Stock Rising accolades from Rivals.com among the players from that event ... Named second team all-state by the Clarion Ledger ... Tallied 1,248 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns as a junior en route to a second-team all-state nod by the MAC ... Member of state championship team during sophomore season that saw him rush for 1,340 yards and 18 touchdowns ... Added 745 yards and 15 TDs as a freshman for the Class 4A runners up ... A three-star prospect by both Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Was ranked No. 94 by Scout among nation's running backs, while holding a No. 28 ranking as an all-purpose back by Rivals as well as being tabbed the No. 20 player in the state ... Also received offers from Auburn and Mississippi State.
Personal: Majoring in sport coaching administration.