Joseph Dorceus’ decision to join the Memphis Tigers football program as a walk-on has paid off.

Once a trusty backfield weapon at Spring High, the 6-foot, 260-pound redshirt junior serves as a vital cog for the Tigers’ defensive line. Through six games this season, Dorceus has contributed 21 tackles, seven tackles for loss (TFL) and two and a half sacks. 

His best game of 2019 was against Louisiana-Monroe on Oct. 5, in which he made seven tackles, four TFLs, and one and a half sacks. Dorceus caught one pass for seven yards against Navy in his lone appearance on the other side of the ball.

A business economics major, Dorceus is the second member of his family to play for Memphis. His older brother Doroland was a member of the team from 2013 to 2017.


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