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Memphis Transfer Becomes UAB Football's 1st New Player Since Restoring Program

It is unclear whether UAB football will return to the field in 2016, 2017, or another year down the road, but when it does, they have one new player who will be on the roster. Former Memphis offensive lineman Tyler Jones will officially transfer to UAB.

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— Albertville Football (@Aggie1Football)

ExAggie star @tylerkjones9 transfers from Memphis to #UABFootball he signed his deal today with Coach Clark @smrnewspic.twitter.com/v2C4avWtdN

— Albertville Football (@Aggie1Football) July 17, 2015

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As a recruit, Jones was a three-star player out of Albertville High School in Alabama. Even with the return of the program, the road back to football respectability is a long one for the Blazers. This is a welcome first step towards rebuilding the roster into something that can compete. UAB went 6-6 in 2014, the program's best record in a decade, before school president Ray Watts announced that the team would be shut down. The decision was reversed in June, but only after the majority of Bill Clark's team had transferred to other programs.

[AL.com]