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Why opting out was the hardest decision Damonte Coxie ever made

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 18, 2021 5:16 PM CT | Published: March 18, 2021 3:53 PM CT
<strong>Memphis receiver Damonte Coxie makes a first-down catch against the&nbsp; Cincinnati defense on Nov. 29, 2019, at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.</strong>&nbsp;<strong>Days before the Tigers were supposed to face UCF on Oct. 17, the senior wide receiver opted out of the 2020 season.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Memphis receiver Damonte Coxie makes a first-down catch against the Cincinnati defense on Nov. 29, 2019, at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Days before the Tigers were supposed to face UCF on Oct. 17, the senior wide receiver opted out of the 2020 season. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Coxie and other former Memphis stars are looking forward to showcasing their skills at the Tigers’ pro day Friday.

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Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson

Johnson is a Memphis native who graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2016. He's traveled the country covering teams like Syracuse, the Buffalo Bills and the Memphis Grizzlies. He's excited about the opportunity to cover the Tigers and all things in the city of Memphis.