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12/29/17 - 2017 ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (COACHES): LB Genard Avery, Memphis, Jr.,...Two-time first-team All-American Athletic Conference linebacker...Leads The American with 18.5 tackles for loss this season and stands in the top-10 in the FBS...Avery is the Tigers second-leading tackler with 67 stops and leads the team with 18.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks...Has a career-high 6.5 sacks this season and is just three sacks from tying the Memphis career sacks record. - Memphis Football
10/30/17 - OCT 30 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Genard Avery, Sr., LB, Memphis, Grenada, Miss.,...Avery becomes the third straight Memphis player to earn Defensive Player of the Week honors after he turned in a record-breaking performance in the Tigers' 56-26 win against Tulane. Avery finished with eight tackles, which included an American Athletic Conference-record 5.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks to go with quarterback hurry. Avery led a Memphis defense that set a school record with 13 tackles for loss and had seven sacks against the Green Wave. - American Athletic Conference Football
12/18/16 - 2016 ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (COACHES): LB Genard Avery, Memphis, So., Byhalia, Miss./Byhalia,...Avery is the second Tigers linebacker in the last three seasons to earn All-American Athletic Conference first team honors (Tank Jakes, 2014). He also is only the fourth Tigers linebacker to be an all-league first team pick since 2000 (Kamal Shakir, 2000; Jamon Hughes, 2010; Jakes, 2014). The Grenada, Miss., native is the team's second-leading tackler with 74 total stops (58-16). His 58 solo tackles also are second on the squad. Avery led the Tigers in TFL (10.0-54 yards), sacks (5.0-31 yards) and QB hurries (6). He has two interceptions and returned both picks for TD. He is tied for third nationally with interception returns for TD and is the only non-defensive back in college football with two picks for scores in 2016. Avery is ranked among conference statistical leaders in tackles (21st), sacks (10th) and TFL (13th). In 10 of 12 games, Avery recorded five or more tackles. - Memphis Football
10/10/16 - OCT 10 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HONOR ROLL: Genard Avery, Jr., LB, Memphis, Grenada, Miss.,...Had nine tackles, a sack and an interception return for a touchdown in a 34-27 win against Temple. - American Athletic Conference Football