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Coaching Staff......................................... 2-3 Winning Tradition................................... 4-5 Gameday Excitement.............................. 6-7 Football Facilities.................................... 8-9 Strength and Conditioning.................. 10-11 The Stock Market................................. 12-13 In the Spotlight................................... 14-15 Blue Raider Equipment.............................18 Campus Pride............................................19 This is MT............................................ 20-21 Academics under Stockstill........................22 Academic Center.......................................23 In the Community.....................................24 Hall of Fame..............................................25 Scarlett Commons/Dining.........................26 Sports Medicine........................................27 BRAA.........................................................28 City of Murfreesboro.................................29 Nashville...................................................30

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2009 Season Outlook.......................... 33-41 Spring Awards...........................................41 Rosters................................................ 42-43 Pronunciation Guide.................................43 Depth Chart..............................................44 Personnel Picture......................................45 Record vs All Opponents............................46 Homecoming Games.................................46 Record vs 2009 Opponents........................47 2009 Opponent Information............... 48-49 Sun Belt Conference............................ 50-51

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Seniors................................................ 52-66 Veterans.............................................. 67-84 2009 Signees....................................... 84-88 Class Breakdown.......................................88

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Head Coach Rick Stockstill................... 90-93 Assistants/Support.............................94-119

120 2008 Review

Season Recap..........................................120 Final Statistics..................................121-131 Game Reviews.................................132-137

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Rushing............................................138-141 Passing.............................................142-147 Receiving.........................................148-150 Total Offense....................................151-152 All-Purpose.............................................153 Scoring.............................................154-156 Punting...................................................157 Punt Returns...........................................158 Kickoff Returns........................................159 Defense............................................160-163 Miscellaneous/Opponent Records...........164 Year-by-Year Offense...............................165 Year-by-Year Defense..............................166

2009 Football Media Guide Credits n EDITORIAL: The 2009 MT Football Media Guide is a product of the MT Athletic Communications Office and was written, edited, and designed by Mark Owens. Special thanks to previous MT Media Relations staffs for their past contributions. n EDITING: The MT Athletic Communications Staff and MT Publications and Graphics. n COVERS: Cover design by Bradley Lambert of the MT Athletic Communications Office. n PHOTOGRAPHY: Bradley Lambert, Betsy Johns, MTSU Photographic Services, Joe Robbins, Aaron Thompson (DNJ), Dave Klotz, J. Intintoli, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, Tennessee Titans, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh Steelers. n PRINTING: Interstate Printing in Mobile, AL Mission Statement: The MTSU Athletic Program promotes excellence in athletics and provides academic and athletic opportunities for every student-athlete, the University, and the community. Building on tradition, the program advances the University’s regional and national stature and creates opportunities for innovative partnerships throughout the region. Middle Tennessee State University continually works to maximize human, financial, and physical resources to create and heighten the quality of its sports programs.

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Year-by-Year Results........................167-173 All-Time Head Coaches’ Records..............173 Bowl Games.....................................174-175 All-Americans.........................................176 All-Conference/Other Awards...........177-178 NFL...................................................179-180 All-Time Lettermen..........................181-185 All-Time Head Coaches/Captains.............186 All-Time Assistant Coaches......................187 Hall of Fame Members............................188 Through the Years............................189-193 Television Appearances...........................193 Floyd Stadium..................................194-195 Traditions................................................196 President.................................................197 University.........................................198-199 Director of Athletics................................200 Athletic Administration....................201-202 Athletic Support Staff..............................203

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Athletic Communications........................204 Media Guidelines....................................205 Quick Facts..............................................206 Road Headquarters.................................206 GoBlueRaiders.com.................................206 Primary Media Outlets............................207 Blue Raider Network...............................208 A Tennessee Board of Regents University, Middle Tennessee State University is an equal opportunity, nonracially identifiable, educational institution that does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities.

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Combination  The experienced Blue Raider coaching staff owns three NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP rings.

 The 2009 staff has 204 years of combined coaching experience.

 Middle Tennessee’s staff has a combined 72

games worth of bowl coaching and playing experience.

n Les Herrin

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“Coach Stockstill and his staff sincerely care about you as a person. You will be expected to attend class every day and leave MTSU with a degree. The Blue Raiders are a true family and the coaches are always stressing to us to do the right things on and off the field. Coach Stockstill treats everyone fairly and is not afraid to tell you he loves you. It really feels good to have been a part of a program where everything is done the right way.” - 6th round pick of the Cowboys Erik Walden

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Tradition  13 Conference Championships  19 First Team All-Americans  18 Conference Players of the Year  11 Coach of the Year Honors  202 First Team All-Conference Honors

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n The 1985 Blue Raiders had an undefeated regular season while attaining a No. 1 national ranking.

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Excitement On gameday in Murfreesboro there’s not a better place to be than Floyd Stadium. From tailgating in the Grove and Greenland Drive to Raider Walk to all the family fun activities surrounding the stadium, Blue Raider football has become the thing to do in the midstate region. Fans, alums, and students all come early, donning their blue attire to enjoy the many activities available during pregame before heading to the stadium and giving the Blue Raiders that homefield edge. It’s a full 60 minutes of hard-hitting action and fans will not want to miss a single play. Under Rick Stockstill, six games have been decided by a field goal or less and who can forget the 2008 win over FAU on the game’s final play with a ‘Hail Mary’? It’s a special atmosphere for the entire family.

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Facilities Middle Tennessee’s football facilities display the program’s committment to excellence. Behind the leadership of President Sidney McPhee and Director of Athletics Chris Massaro, the Blue Raider facilities rank among the best in the region.

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Conditioning Under the direction of head football strength and conditioning coach Russell Patterson and assistant Jason Spray, the Middle Tennessee strength and conditioning program is committed to maximizing the on-field performance of every student-athlete. The program designed by Patterson combines weight training, plyometrics, mobility, and flexibility exercises, running, and proper nutrition to enhance each student-athlete’s ability to compete. The football players work year-round in these areas and also train for better coordination and endurance. It is a blueprint that helped make Patterson the American Football Monthly NCAA Division I-AA National Strength Coach of the Year in 2005. He has developed numerous athletes who have gone on to the next level.

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2009 IRON MAN AWARDS TEAM CHAMPION: The Gee-Perry Team (Desmond Gee, Brandon Perry, Mike Williams, Phillip Tinsley, Dwight Dasher, Hakeem Johnson, and Andrew Banks). LINEMAN CHAMP: Jake Padrick COMBO CHAMP: Danny Carmichael SKILL CHAMP: Dwight Dasher


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“Training with Coach Patterson is very demanding. You have to put your heart and soul into every workout. You will be rewarded in the end by becoming bigger, stronger, quicker, and more flexible, not to mention being the best conditioned athlete in the country. He tells athletes every day you have to outwork people to be a champion.� - former safety Damon Nickson

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Under fourth-year coach Rick Stockstill, the Blue Raider market is on a steady, uphill climb

People always talk about impact recruits, and the biggest one at Middle Tennessee signed on in late 2005 when Director of Athletics Chris Massaro made Rick Stockstill the program’s 15th head coach. In three years, Stockstill has taken the program’s academics to an all-time high, won a conference championship, made a postseason bowl game, and earned coach of the year honors. More important, he has brought discipline to the program, instilled family values, and taught his players as much about life as football. With Stockstill at the helm, everything will be done with class and character, so buy in now because Blue Raider football is a can’t-miss stock.

“The two years I spent under Coach Stock was a complete turnaround from when I started college. Playing under him made me realize that hard work pays off. He does everything first-class. If you listen and do what Coach Stock says, then you will graduate and win championships.” - former Blue Raider DeMarco McNair

“Everything was done first-class with Coach Stock. He is honest and treats you like his own son. He expects his players to graduate and be successful when football is over. The guy is genuine and knows how to connect with today’s athlete.” - former Blue Raider Erik Walden

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“The best two years of my college football career came under Coach Stockstill. We really felt like a family, and I learned things I will keep with me the rest of my life. Everyone was treated equally, and he taught us not only to go hard on the field but also in the classroom.”

“My two years under Coach Stock was a real wake-up call on the field and off. We grew into a big-time football program, and I was fortunate to have been a part of that. Coach Stock brought discipline to the program and was a real influence on my life.”

- former Blue Raider and current CFL star Bradley Robinson

- former Blue Raider Franklin Dunbar

“My two years under Coach Stockstill has been a great and rewarding experience. He came in with a new attitude and a fresh approach and turned the whole program around in a short time. As players, we feel good about ourselves and are proud of our accomplishments.” - former Blue Raider Tavares Jones

“The two years I had under Coach Stock will be a time I will never forget. Coach Stock turned this program into a winner, both on the field and in the classroom. I will take what I have learned and my experiences with me for the rest of my life.” - former Blue Raider Damon Nickson

“Coach Stock teaches his players the importance of character and doing things first-class, which prepares us for the real world when we graduate. I loved my time under Coach Stock as he truly made me the man I am today.” - former Blue Raider Wes Hofacker

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Spotlight  Prior to Rick Stockstill’s arrival, the Blue Raiders had just two nationally televised games, but during the Stockstill era Middle Tennessee has been showcased nationwide a record seven times.

 The Blue Raiders have averaged nearly eight televised games a season over the past three years.

 Under Rick Stockstill, 62 percent of Blue Raider games have been televised either nationally or regionally.

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Middle Tennessee has been on national television seven times the past three seasons,which is the most by any team in the Sun Belt Conference.

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Moments  Under Rick Stockstill, six games have been decided in the

final 45 seconds, including three with no time remaining. The Blue Raiders are also 2-0 under Stockstill in one-point games.

 Completing a “Hail Mary” is rare, but the Blue Raiders accomplished the feat twice in three games on the final play in 2008 against Kentucky and Florida Atlantic.

 The Blue Raiders have not only won games under Stockstill

with a “Hail Mary” but they have also done it another improbable way - by a kickoff return. In 2007, Bradley Robinson returned a kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown with 45 seconds left to give MT a 43-40 win over Louisiana-Monroe on the road.

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Major Impact Middle Tennessee has had a true freshman earn national recognition three straight years under Rick Stockstill. In fact, freshmen have played an integral part in the resurgence of the Blue Raiders the past three years. During the Stockstill era, a total of 57 freshmen have seen action with 28 being first-year players. In 2006, Desmond Gee was a first team all-conference player, after leading the team in touchdown receptions and punt returns, and finishing second in total receptions. QB Dwight Dasher was the next true freshman to shine as he earned honorable mention freshman All-American honors after leading the Blue Raiders in rushing in 2007. Last year, seven players made the All-Freshman team and WR Malcolm Beyah led the team in touchdown catches and yards per catch, and Alan Gendreau finished second in scoring. Who will be the next great freshman?

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Campus Pride  Five of the top-10 home attendance marks at Floyd Stadium have come under Rick Stockstill.

 MTSU’s attendance averages in 2006, 2007, and 2008 are the highest for three straight years in school history. A record 101,135 fans came through the gates of Floyd Stadium in 2008.

 The Rowdy Raiders, a student group more than 1,000 strong, has seen membership increase by more than 75 percent over the last three years.

 Fan Day each August is a huge hit in the community as families interact with all the players and coaches.

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Tennessee’s Best  Middle Tennessee is a destination school and the No. 1 choice of undergraduates in the state of Tennessee.

 One of the finest teacher preparation institutions in the southeast, MTSU produces 26 percent of the certified teachers in Tennessee– by far the most of any state university.

 The Center for Popular Music is a nationally recognized

repository with one of the largest sheet music collections in the country. It was listed as one of the top 100 places to visit in Tennessee in the 20th century by the Tennessean.

 Students enjoy numerous extracurricular activities through

more than 190 student organizations, including honor societies, service clubs, and an active Greek system of fraternities and sororities.

 The Honors College, with its prestigious Buchanan Fellowships–

the highest academic scholarship awarded at MTSU–offers talented students the atmosphere of a small, select college nestled within a major university.

 Doctoral programs in English, Economics, Human Performance,

and Public History have been called the “highest quality”, and the programs in Economics and Public History are unique in Tennessee.

 Nationally recognized programs in aerospace, recording industry, and concrete industry management attract students from around the globe.

Three Nobel Prize winners have been associated with MTSU: alumnus Dr. James Buchanan (‘40) and faculty members Dr. Muhammad Yunus and former Vice President Al Gore.

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 In what is regarded as one of the most impressive turnarounds in college football, Stockstill has taken the Blue Raiders’ APR (Academic Progress Rate) from 892 to 990 in just three years. That ranks as the biggest jump of any school in the country.

 Under Rick Stockstill, the Blue Raiders have a cumulative grade

point average of 2.66, and the 2.78 spring 2009 GPA was the highest in three years.

 39 football players had a GPA of over 3.0 during the spring 2009 semester and 12 made the Dean’s List (3.5 or higher).

 Every current enrolled student-athlete signed under Rick Stockstill (excluding 2009 signees as they did not enroll until July) is on pace to graduate within three to three and a half years.

 The Blue Raiders have won the Sun Belt Conference Academic Award every year under Rick Stockstill.

n Nick Coleman, David DeFatta, and Gene Delle Donne earned their degrees from Middle Tennessee this past May and all three will be back for their final year of eligibility in 2009.

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2008-09 Academic Review n 159 of 289 (55%) of all studentathletes had a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the spring semester. n 72 student-athletes made the Dean’s List in the spring by earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, and 17 attained a perfect 4.0. n 8 of 17 teams had a 2008 spring semester GPA of 3.0 or higher. n In the spring, the student-athletes had a 2.95 GPA.

The Student-Athlete Enhancement Center at MTSU houses the academic support system and the Blue Raider Athlete Skills for Success (B.R.A.S.S.) Life Skills Program for all 17 Division I-A sports. The center is housed at Johnny “Red� Floyd Football Stadium on Raider Drive. The facility opened its doors on January 4, 1999, to the delight of studentathletes, coaches, and administrators. Blue Raider student-athletes can take advantage of the library-like atmosphere as they report for their required study hall hours under the watchful eyes of assistant director and coordinator of B.R.A.S.S. Wynnifred Counts, and assistants Debbie Carroll and Angel Nathan. The center consists of administrative offices, fully equipped individual and group tutoring rooms, a computer center, and spacious study carrels equipped with task lighting. Services provided by the center include help with registration and preregistration, help with study skills, and updates on NCAA legislation. The center uses an innovative objective study table program, which includes daily mentoring and constant tutoring. Tutors in various subjects are scheduled in the tutoring rooms throughout all hours of operation, and all tutoring takes place at the center. The SAEC staff is responsible for daily monitoring of the student-athletes progress, providing daily reports to coaches and meeting with the entire coaching staff weekly. The mission of the center is to help studentathletes take skills learned on the field and turn them into positive preparation for life after college. The center is also committed to meeting the changing needs of student-athletes. It continues to promote partnerships between the University, the NCAA, and the Murfreesboro community to help achieve its goals. In addition to providing the academic support needed to be successful in the classroom, the center is committed to meeting the needs of student-athletes in life skills development through the very popular B.R.A.S.S. program. As B.R.A.S.S. coordinator, Counts is dedicated to helping prepare studentathletes for life after college. Blue Raiders volunteer, when possible, to help teachers and students at elementary and middle schools throughout Rutherford County during the academic year. In 2006, the athletic department began a mentoring program with the city schools in which the student-athletes and coaches help tutor kids. In the spring of each year, Special Olympics at Middle Tennessee uses Blue Raider student-athletes to run each event. Career night and substance and alcohol abuse seminars are yearly, well-attended events. The Student-Athlete Enhancement Center is just one way that Middle Tennessee is helping to prepare student-athletes for life after college.

MTSU has inducted 70 student-athletes into the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society after just five years of being eligible. Chi Alpha Sigma is a nonprofit organization established to recognize college students who earn a varsity letter in at least one sport while maintaining a 3.4 or higher cumulative GPA throughout their junior and senior years.

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the Community  The Blue Raider football team is involved in numerous

community activities during the course of the academic year. The athletes participate in the Reading Raiders program, work with the Special Olympics, attend Career Day at various schools, help make up the B.R.A.S.S. program, and work with the Boys and Girls Club of Rutherford County. They also assisted in tornado damage cleanup in 2006 (Gallatin, Tenn.) and 2009 (Murfreesboro, Tenn.).

 The Reading Raiders began in 1993 and is designed to allow MTSU athletes the opportunity to give back to the community by getting involved in the lives of children. Within this program, MTSU athletes serve as role models and motivators in encouraging the importance of reading and proper study skills to students in the Murfreesboro City Extended Schools Program. The football program also mentors students at Black Fox Elementary during the year.

 The B.R.A.S.S. program is

another vehicle that encourages student-athletes to become involved in service activities. Through the program, MTSU hosts the Special Olympics each April. The athletes also visit area schools during the course of the year and read to the students. The Reading Raiders and B.R.A.S.S. programs are directed by Wynnifred Counts.

 During the summer of 2007, the football program helped build a house for Habitat for Humanity.

 In April of 2006, a group of 60 student-athletes made up mostly of football and volleyball players traveled to Gallatin, Tenn., to volunteer their time to assist in cleanup efforts following a devastating tornado on April 7. The group worked for nearly three hours picking up debris and trying to salvage what was left near a farmhouse in Gallatin. 24 | Blue Raider Football

Coaches Wives in the Community n Organized a “Girls on the Run” program, which helps preteens develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. n Collected and donated items for the Women’s Domestic Abuse Shelter. n Helped organize a golf tournament to benefit Area 16 Special Olympics. n Donated books and worked with students at Black Fox Elementary School. n Adopted a family at Christmas through the Angel Tree program.


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Kennon Sports Hall of Fame Varsity Club members support the MTSU athletic department and all of its athletic programs.

The Varsity Club • elects members annually to the Blue Raider Athletic Hall of Fame, • elects the Varsity Club Board of Directors to continually work on new activities to benefit and recognize former players, • administers scholarship programs to be awarded to former athletes’ children, • informs the membership of all interesting activities happening in the MT athletic department, and • organizes activities on campus for former athletes and their families. If you have any questions or comments concerning the Varsity Club, please contact Jim Simpson at 615-898-5632 or by email at jsimpson@ mtsu.edu. Membership Requirement Membership in the Varsity Club is granted to any person having participated (players, coaches, managers, trainers, and cheerleaders) in a varsity sport at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Scarlett Commons Scarlett Commons, named for former MTSU president M. G. Scarlett, is one of the

premier living arrangements at any university in the region. Opened to students in the fall of 1999, the facility provides apartment-style living with the convenience of staying on campus. Nine three-story buildings with 12 apartments each and a clubhouse make up the Scarlett complex. Each apartment contains four private bedrooms connected by two private bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a comfortable living room. Each apartment is fully furnished, and window mini-blinds are provided. The kitchen includes a table and four chairs, microwave, refrigerator, stove, and oven. The living area includes a sofa, lounge chair, and television stand. Each bedroom has a closet and is furnished with a bed, dresser, nightstand, and desk with a hutch. Each apartment also includes cable and phone lines in the living room and data lines with access to the Internet for personal computers in each bedroom. The Scarlett Commons clubhouse creates a real sense of community with its recreation/meeting rooms, fireplace, big-screen TV, and laundry room. Any maintenance issues cna be resolved by calling the 24-hour reception and service desk located in the clubhouse. Students living in Scarlett Commons have their own restricted parking lot, so it’s easy to find parking in front of their buildings 24 hours a day. For more information on Scarlett Commons and other on-campus housing, visit www.mtsu.edu/~housing/.

Dining MTSU offers five different on-campus dining areas, with the most popular being

Keathley University Center (KUC) Grill and Cyber Café. The KUC is located in the center of campus and is a major intersection for student activities. The Grill is located on the second floor and features Pizza Hut, Quizno’s Subs, Grille Works, Salad Garden, Chick-Fil-A, and Freshens (desserts and smoothies). The KUC Grill is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday–Thursday and is open until 5 p.m. on Fridays. The Cyber Café is the first of its kind in the Tennessee Board of Regents system, offering a futuristic and efficient way for students to dine. Students are able to eat while e-mailing or searching the Web at the same time on eight computers with access to the World Wide Web. Burger King and Subway serve students until 2:00 a.m. Monday–Thursday and 7 p.m. on Fridays. Six 32-inch televisions suspended from the ceiling also catch students up on events around the world. Sofas and armchairs make Cyber Café a great place to relax between classes with coffee or Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. Student-athletes can start the day with biscuits and gravy and an omelet from McCallie Dining in Corlew Hall. This is a favorite spot because of the fun atmosphere and all-you-can-eat dining selections. Student-athletes get a chance to relax and socialize with each other while feasting on subs, pizza, grill works, carved meats, fresh deli food, fresh-made pasta, and a salad bar. Thursday nights in McCallie are theme nights featuring, for example, tastes of the bayou on Cajun night or a feast of egg rolls and fried rice on Far East night. A great spot for lunch is the RaiderZone at James Union Building, a new sports theme restaurant. Students can enjoy all-you-can-eat buffet-style foods, pizza and pasta, carved meats, fresh deli food, and freshly made salads. 26 | Blue Raider Football

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Health care is one of the most important aspects of a student-athlete’s life, and no university is more committed to keeping athletes healthy than Middle Tennessee. The Sports Medicine facility provides MTSU student-athletes with one of the finest athletic training facilities in the nation. Head Athletic Trainer Drew Shea and the Sports Medicine staff have set liberal hours to make sure each student-athlete has his or her needs met. The Sports Medicine facility opens early each morning and doesn’t close until all student-athletes have been treated. The Sports Medicine facility contains a complete injury rehabilitation center, new rehab equipment, two full-size whirlpools, a dressing area for athletes, and a private office for the team physicians. In the summer of 2008, the facility added new Mondo Ramflex flooring to provide a safe and healthy environment for the student-athletes and added new treatment tables in 2009. There is no waiting in the Sports Medicine facility since there are nine taping stations, multiple stateof-the-art modalities, and a new rehabilitation area. All of the equipment in the facility is top of the line. Athletes can use a full-stride treadmill, a stairmaster, and an exercise bike during their rehabilitation. One of the most recent additions to the equipment in the Sports Medicine facility is a $15,000 K-Laser which helps speed up the healing process, enabling student-athletes to return to competition at a faster rate. The latest piec e of equipment that aids the Sports Medicine staff is a new state-of-theart computer system that tracks injuries, rehab protocols, medications, and surgeries. The new computer system allows each athletic trainer to keep student-athlete rehabilitation programs moving forward at as rapid a pace as possible. The facility also contains a fully stocked physician’s examination room for the resolution of any minor issues that a student-athlete may encounter without having to take more timeconsuming measures. There is also a C-Arm portable X-Ray machine on site. Shea and his assistants each have an office in the Sports Medicine facility, and there is work space for the nine graduate assistants. Each office is self-contained, allowing private consultations with injured student-athletes.

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Athletic Association The mission of the BRAA is to support, promote, and enhance nationally competitive intercollegiate athletic programs, which mirror the interest of the students, faculty, alumni, and friends of Middle Tennessee State University. These programs provide a sense of pride and source of enthusiasm, while instilling loyalty to the University. The spirit of the academic community is stimulated and enriched by these programs. They supply a means of communication between the University and its graduates long after they leave campus. Also, they serve as a rallying point for people of all ages and backgrounds who share this common interest. By providing direct financial and moral support, the BRAA strives to heighten academic growth through the success of the athletic programs. As the athletic programs gain strength and notoriety, the University benefits by attracting higher quality students. Join today and make a difference.

Brandi Brown n 3.98 GPA n Named to ESPN the Magazine District 4 Academic Second Team in 2009. n Recipient of the SBC Female Postgraduate Scholarship award.

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Murfreesboro A student-athlete’s life involves more than academics and athletics. Like most college students, student-athletes need to enjoy themselves, relax, and have a good time, and Murfreesboro fits the bill. Murfreesboro is one of the fastest growing cities in the south with a population of 100,000. Rutherford County has more than 230,000 residents. A short 40-minute drive from Nashville, Music City U.S.A., Murfreesboro is a large city with a small-town atmosphere. Murfreesboro has many appealing places to shop, eat, and socialize. One of the largest outdoor shopping malls in the region, the Avenue of Murfreesboro, opened in 2007. This specialty center combines premier national retailers, select local merchants, and specialty restaurants in an attractive setting that is popular with all students. There are several beautiful parks and walkways throughout the city, and numerous lakes are located close by for swimming, water skiing, and boating. Additionally, history buffs will enjoy the 600acre Stones River Battlefield, Oaklands historic site, the Sam Davis home, Fortress Rosecrans, and Cannonsburgh Village. All are rich in history and welcome visitors.

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– U.S. Census Bureau, May 2009  Murfreesboro named one of “The Best Places to Raise Your Kids.” – Business Week, November 2008

Murfreesboro has been ranked as one of America’s top 100 places to live by CNNMoney Magazine.

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MTSU thrives in the radiant glow of Nashville’s exponential growth. Some major

metropolitan areas overshadow their neighbors, but Nashville provides unprecedented economic and media support. The relationship between Davidson County and Rutherford County is akin to a big brother looking out for the up-and-coming sibling. Davidson County saw a nearly 14% population growth from 1990 to 2002, and Rutherford County boomed with a 62% increase. (Regional Profile, Nashville Chamber of Commerce, 2003) Living up to the title of Music City U.S.A. requires a more-than-impressive collection of media outlets, coverage, and support. The Tennessean, Nashville Business Journal, and the City Paper each provide superior coverage, and eight local television stations and 29 radio stations never miss a moment of news, weather, and sports action in and around Davidson County. The Sun Belt Conference and its members have access to and are able to draw from the seemingly limitless resources offered by Middle Tennessee’s proximity to Nashville.

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MTSU has more than 13,000 alumni in greater Davidson county, and the Blue

Raider athletic department has a far-reaching impact into the Nashville area. The Blue Raiders regularly compete in Music City in order to help reach more of their vast, growing fan base. MTSU defeated Vanderbilt at Dudley Field in 2001, 2002, and 2005, and the Blue Raiders played host to Big East foe Louisville at LP Field in 2006, the first time the football program played a home football game in Nashville as a Division I-A member. The game was televised nationally on ESPN2 and drew a record home crowd for the Blue Raiders. In 2007, MTSU joined forces with WKU to put on the Sun Belt Classic basketball doubleheader, which saw the Blue Raiders take on No. 2 Memphis followed by WKU and No. 10 Tennessee. Both games were nationally televised and drew a Sommet Center regular season record 18,071 fans.

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OUTLOOK Despite a team with only 14 seniors, the 2009 Blue Raiders are not short on experience. Rick Stockstill’s bunch returns 17 starters and 14 players with 10 or more career starts.

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Coach Stockstill on the 2009 season

“I thought we competed and had more competition in the spring at each position than at any time since I have been here. A big reason for that was our experience that returned, which lets you know our numbers are getting closer to where we want them. We also had a number of individuals who improved from a leadership standpoint during the spring both vocally and by the way they worked on and off the field. “Offensively, if we can get the linemen back who missed spring practice then we could have a pretty good offensive line and finally one with a little depth. I like both our quarterbacks coming out of the spring and thought they really stepped up their play and competed. Our wide receivers have to continue to improve in route running and catching the football. They still have a long way to go. We will also have to rely on some freshmen for depth at running back. Overall, I liked the effort and the way the offense competed in the spring, and if they keep improving that unit could be successful. “Defensively, the linebacker position is a big concern and we will look strongly at the incoming freshmen. We also have to find a couple of people who will be difference makers up front. I thought our secondary showed improvement and competed extremely well.”

Coach Diaz on the defense

“Overall, I thought there was a lot of improvement in the spring with a number of individuals on our defense. The key element is that we are entering the fourth year in this scheme and the players are much more comfortable with what to do, and as coaches that allows us to focus more on the how. On the defensive line and in the secondary we have a lot of players who have seen a great deal of snaps. We did not have to focus on work ethic and tempo during the spring, which allowed us to improve as a defense.”

Coach Franklin on the offense

“The talent we have on offense at Middle Tennessee is enough for us to be successful. The kids picked up the scheme this spring better than any group of the previous two places I have coached. They have tremendous upside and I think they will be more than ready to go when camp opens in August. “I also thought both of our quarterbacks picked up the offense extremely well, and if they continue their progression we have two very capable players running the team.”

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ligence … Has the ability to make all the calls … Needs to improve pad leverage and aggressiveness.

Key Returnees: RT Mark Fisher and C Mark Thompson Battle to Watch: With added depth on the line, competition has definitely been upgraded so there is not just one particular battle. The best battles to watch this fall will be between Mark Thompson and Jake Padrick at center, Brandon McLeroy and Colin Boss to try to crack one of the guard spots, and Alex Stuart and Jamal Lewis for the other guard position. Everything is tougher in the trenches, so keep a sharp eye on the developments here as September rolls closer.

JAKE PADRICK (r-Sophomore) – Missed the past two seasons because of injuries so staying healthy is key … Joins Mark Fisher as the team’s most physical lineman … Has all the tools and can push for a starting job at center or guard … Just needs game experience. Right Guard ALEX STUART (Sophomore) – Was the most improved lineman in the spring after playing in 11 games as a true freshman … Plays with good pad leverage and has a good punch in pass protection … Needs more game experience and be more consistent with his assignments.

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Spring Standout: Junior Mark Fisher displayed consistency with everything he did. His pass protection was tops on the team, and he really improved in his run blocking which was a necessity. Guard Alex Stuart also received recognition for his play.

BRANDON MCLEROY (Sophomore) – Was limited in spring practice following shoulder surgery … A potential starter in the fall who has a Division I body with excellent lower-body strength … At the end of last year, he was one of the best linemen on the team as a true freshman … Needs to improve upper-body strength.

Coach Stephens on the offensive line “We will be much more experienced this year with all of our linemen returning and should have more depth. We are still a young group with only one senior, but most of these guys have gained game experience. We should have competition at every position in the fall, which will only make our group better. Injuries have plagued us the past two years, so if we can get a little luck in that regard I believe we have a pretty good unit.”

Left Tackle MIKE WILLIAMS (r-Sophomore) – Is the most athletic lineman on the team … Can run, has good quickness, and is a competitor … Is small for a tackle and needs to gain size and strength … Needs to be more consistent.

Right Tackle MARK FISHER (Junior) – The top lineman on the team in terms of the total package with a good combination of strength, speed, quickness, and intelligence … A physical and intelligent player who is very coachable.

JEREMY MICHEL (r-Junior) – Sat out last year after transferring so he is still an unknown … Has the athleticism to play but needs to gain game experience … Gaining strength in the offseason is a priority.

CHRIS HAWKINS (r-Junior) – A versatile player who can Returners play center, guard, or tackle … Will serve in a backup No. Name role at tackle because of the low numbers at the position 50 Colin Boss … Needs to improve leg strength and pad leverage. 74 Mark Fisher 75 Chris Hawkins 62 Evon Lettsome 70 Jamal Lewis *Brian Lorman 60 Brandon McLeroy 57 Jeremy Michel 71 Jake Padrick 65 Alex Stuart 72 Mark Thompson 78 Mike Williams

Left Guard JAMAL LEWIS (r-Junior) – A two-year starter with a wealth of experience … His biggest asset is his strength … Needs to improve his footwork, pad leverage, and flexibility. EVON LETTSOME (r-Junior) – A player who provides solid depth and good size … Needs to improve his foot speed and aggressiveness. COLIN BOSS (r-Sophomore) – A five-game starter as a freshman last year who was limited in spring drills following shoulder surgery … Has lost weight but needs to lose more during the summer to be effective … Should compete for playing time at one of the guard spots.

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Center MARK THOMPSON (r-Senior) – The lone senior who has the most game experience of any lineman on the team … Can play any position on the line because of his intel-

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Wide Receiver (Y) MALCOLM BEYAH (Sophomore) – As a freshman he made most of his plays on athletic ability, but he really improved as a receiver during the spring … He got better every day of the spring with his route running but is still very young at the position … Needs to become a more consistent run blocker. GENE DELLE DONNE (r-Senior) – The former quarterback and tight end adjusted well to playing in space as part of the new offense this past spring … His size allows him to box defenders out, and he can make catches in traffic, which helps move the chains … Does a good job of using his large frame to block smaller defenders … Needs to continue learning how to play in space. WES CALDWELL (Junior) – Coaches did not get a good read on him in the new offense during the spring due to his commitment to baseball … However, the staff was impressed with his play during his five practices and thought he adjusted well to moving from the outside to the slot … Picked up on the offense fast while playing two sports … Needs to improve on route running.

Wide Receiver (Z) PATRICK HONEYCUTT (r-Senior) – Is the most complete and toughest receiver on the team … Brings his lunch pail to work every day and is very consistent … A Players sure-handed receiver who needs to continue developing Wide Receiver (X) CHRIS MCCLOVER (Senior) – Is coming off a great spring his leadership skills. where he improved on his consistency of catching the football and obtaining a better grasp of the offense … GARRETT ANDREWS (Junior) – A newcomer who Brings a big body to the receiving corps who can create should add a physical presence with his size ... Will be a mismatches with the opposing secondary … Needs to mismatch against most defensive backs at 6-3 ... Turned in impressive numbers at the junior college ranks and improve his technique of route running. does an excellent job in positioning himself to catch the ANDREW BANKS (r-Sophomore) – A very intelligent football. player who understands how to position himself to catch the ball … Worked extremely hard during the spring Returners to fight for playing time in the fall and is in position … Cl. Pos. Needs to get stronger in order to be a more effective run No. Name 36 *Andrew Banks r-So. WR blocker. 4 Malcolm Beyah So. WR Jr. WR SANCHO MCDONALD (Sophomore) – Was injured for 75 81 Wes Caldwell r-Sr. WR percent of spring practice, which set him back in the new 13 Michael Cannon offense … Showed last year that he can make big plays 16 Gene Delle Donne r-Sr. WR but is still learning how to play the position after moving 2 Desmond Gee Sr. WR from quarterback. 17 Patrick Honeycutt r-Sr. WR 1 Chris McClover Sr. WR Wide Receiver (H) 15 Sancho McDonald So. WR DESMOND GEE (Senior) – Enjoyed a really good spring 86 Byron McLeod r-So. WR after making the move from running back to receiver … r-Fr. WR Adds a dimension to the offense by matching a playmak- 88 Marcus Thurmond r-Fr. WR er up against a linebacker or safety … Coach Watts calls *Harold Turner Jr. him one of the best practice players he has ever been around … Needs to improve on sticking his routes. Newcomers Patrick Honeycutt

MICHAEL CANNON (r-Senior) – Was limited during the spring following ACL surgery but was further along than the coaches had hoped … Picked up the offense fast and competed hard every day during spring practice … Coaches are looking forward to seeing him full speed in the fall.

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Key Returnees: Senior Patrick Honeycutt, senior Desmond Gee, and sophomore Malcolm Beyah. Battle to Watch: Senior Desmond Gee was expected to battle Eldred King for the starting H spot but that will not happen due to King’s unexpected dismissal during the summer. The big question now will be who provides depth behind Gee and it will be wide-open for that spot this fall. Gee moved back to wide receiver in the spring after playing running back last fall and is one of the most exciting players in the league when he is in open space. Spring Standout: Senior Chris McClover had the most noticeable improvement of any receiver on the roster during spring practice. In 15 practice sessions, McClover had the fewest drops of any player and is catching the ball now better than ever. With his size, McClover could be the X factor for the Blue Raiders in 2009.

Coach Watts on the wide receivers “We have a good group of experienced players with all our major contributors back from last year. The fall camp will be key as it will determine who we have on the field during crunch time of games, but with this offense a lot of receivers will be rotating in. Our receivers will be required to be great run blockers as well as pass catchers so being able to block will go a long way with playing time. We return a great deal of speed among this group, and we are excited about their big-play capability for 2009.”

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Key Losses: QB Joe Craddock and RB Desmond Gee (who moved to wide receiver). Key Returnees: RB Phillip Tanner and QB Dwight Dasher. Tanner led the team in rushing with 714 yards to go with a team-best 15 rushing touchdowns a year ago while also adding 13 receptions for 135 yards and a touchdown. He played his best football the last three games of 2008, and the coaches hope he builds from those contests entering 2009. Dasher, who had an eye-opening freshman campaign, came back as a sophomore and did not have the year he had hoped playing behind Joe Craddock. It’s now his team to run, and the coaches like what they have seen so far.

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excels in the passing game … He needs to finish runs better and concentrate on having the proper pad level Quarterbacks DWIGHT DASHER (Junior) – Coming off a very good while also improving without the football. spring and is the starter entering fall camp … Has a very strong arm and gets the ball out fast … A dynamic D.D. KYLES (r-Sophomore) – As fast as any player on runner with adequate speed … Needs to work on con- the roster with the ball in his hands … Can be a game changer, and coaches want to find ways to put the ball sistency. in his hands … Is still learning the position, especially BRENT BURNETTE (r-Freshman) – Enjoyed a solid without the ball … Needs to improve leg strength. spring and nailed down the backup spot … Has a live arm and is fairly accurate … He possesses great feet in MARQUISE BRANTON (r-Sophomore) – Fundamenthe pocket … Needs to cut back on interceptions and tally, he is the most natural back on the team … Understands the position and is a smart player … Not as fumbles in the pocket. talented as the guys ahead of him but makes up for it with good technique … Should be a major contributor Running Backs PHILLIP TANNER (Senior) – Tanner is as physically on special teams. gifted as any back in the Sun Belt Conference and one of the most complete … Has a nose for the endzone and Returners No. 34 10 46 9 40 23 21

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Battle to Watch: The most intriguing battle during fall camp will be who gets the backup job behind Phillip Tanner. Will it be a much improved D.D. Kyles or steady Marquise Branton? Let’s not forget about four very talented freshmen who have their sights set on playing time in 2009. All four newcomers are physically ready to play, and the only question will be how they handle the mental part of the game. No matter the outcome, the Blue Raider offense has to have two solid backs play consistently to be effective. It should be fun watching this competition in August. Spring Standout: QB Dwight Dasher grew up a lot in the spring as he adapted well to Tony Franklin’s offense. Always a threat with his feet, Dasher showed he will be a weapon in the passing game as well as he was very solid the last half of spring practice throwing the football. The coaches are excited about his potential running the Blue Raider offense.

Coach Franklin on the quarterbacks “I think both guys did an excellent job of picking up the offense this spring. Dwight (Dasher) has great natural talent and a good feel as a runner and thrower with the potential to be dynamic. Dwight is still learning to be a leader but if he continues to improve he could be a special player. Brent is a well-coached kid and has a chance to be a really good pocket passer. He just needs to work on being more efficient as a passer and limit his mistakes. Brent has the intangibles to be good at this level.”

Coach Simmons on the running backs “All three guys (Phillip Tanner, D.D. Kyles, Marquise Branton) got better in the spring, and it will be up to them to make another step in the offseason. This offense is perceived as heavy on the pass, but the running back is a key ingredient because for us to be successful we have to run the football. Our backs have to be all-around players and excel in space and without the football. D.D. (Kyles) gave us some security coming out of the spring and Marquise showed some solid signs as well.”


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for loss … Has a great attitude with unlimited potential … Needs to play better with his hands and understand pad level.

Key Returnees: Jamari Lattimore, Chris McCoy, Emmanuel Perez, and Dwight Smith. All four played in all 12 games last year and combined for 22 starts and 24 tackles for loss.

KENDALL DANGERFIELD (r-Freshman) – Showed a lot of improvement over the course of spring practice … Has good strength for a young player … Displays a ton of potential but must mature to take next step.

Battle to Watch: There are two battles to pay attention to and they are the starting job at both right and left defensive end. The key player in this is junior Jamari Lattimore, who is listed as a co-starter at both positions. Lattimore, who has all the tools and is coming off a stellar Blue-White Game, is competing with Chris McCoy on the left side. The coaches have been waiting for McCoy to step up, and after a good spring he appears to he headed in that direction. On the right side, Lattimore is trying to unseat 11-game starter Emmanuel Perez. Both battles will be fun to watch, but all three will play a lot in 2009.

SACOBY CARTER (r-Sophomore) – Comes with a good attitude and work ethic every day … Plays with great effort and has come a long way since his freshman year … Needs to continue learning the position. Right End JAMARI LATTIMORE (Junior) – See left end above.

Spring Standout: Brandon Perry enters his senior season with a purpose. He lost weight, enjoyed his best spring as a Blue Raider, and has committed himself. Now the question is will it continue through the summer and fall camp. If it does, the Blue Raiders have a run stopper up front.

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Left End CHRIS MCCOY (r-Senior) – Is coming off his best spring as a Blue Raider … Has all the tools to be a good player … Runs well, is athletic, and has a long wingspan … Needs to work on being consistent from play to play.

EMMANUEL PEREZ (Junior) – An effort player who has a good motor and goes all out … Lacks size but makes up for it with determination … Needs to improve consistency and taking care of his assignments.

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PHILLIP TINSLEY (r-Freshman) – Opened some eyes with his play in the spring … Has a good motor but is still young and learning the position … Needs to keep focusing on what it takes to be a good football player … Has a bright future at the position.

“We have enough talent to be a very successful group, but you don’t always win on talent alone on Saturdays. They know it takes effort, focus, and execution on every play. To be productive this group has to play together and take care of one another every step of the way. What I like is they worry more about “we’ rather than ‘I” and that is what will go a long way in their success. They had a good spring, but they have to stay the course and work hard in the summer and take that next step in August.”

OR JAMARI LATTIMORE (Junior) – Enjoyed a great spring and capped it off with the best defensive numbers of any player in the Blue-White Game (8 tackles, 4 TFLs, 3 sacks, 1 interception) … Has good feet and can play on either side … Really improved with his hands in the spring and has a good motor, but coaches want that motor going all the time.

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Left Tackle BRANDON PERRY (r-Senior) – Was the most improved lineman coming out of spring drills … Has lost weight and is in best shape of his career but needs to stay on course during the summer and report in even better condition in August … Has great potential and could be a key contributor up front … Biggest question is will his spring resurgence continue. GARY TUCKER (r-Junior) – Has had an up-and-down career to date but possesses the ability to help team … Can play inside or outside … Needs to be more consistent and have a better work ethic day-to-day. Right Tackle DWIGHT SMITH (Junior) – Missed the last half of spring drills with a knee injury but is expected to be full strength in August … Led all lineman last year in tackles

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Key Losses: Will LB Ivon Hickmon and Sam LB Lonnie Clemons. Key Returner: MLB Danny Carmichael. Carmichael, who has 21 starts the last two years, is a senior who led the Blue Raiders in tackles a year ago with 89 while adding 11.5 tackles for loss and three sacks. His leadership will be invaluable in 2009, and the coaches are counting on it. Battle to Watch: Both outside linebacker positions will be worth watching when camp opens. Senior Cam Robinson and sophomore Gorby Loreus will battle for the LOLB spot while junior Antwan Davis and sophomore Darin Davis will compete for the ROLB. Not one of the previously mentioned four players have ever started a collegiate game, but that will all change Sept. 5 at Clemson. The hunger is what will decide this battle. There’s not a big gap between either position so it will come down to who wants it most. Spring Standout: Senior Cam Robinson really showed a great attitude, a hunger to get better, and commitment which you expect out of a fourth-year guy. He simply made the biggest improvement of any of the linebackers during the spring.

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Left Outside Linebacker CAM ROBINSON (Senior) – Showed good leadership and attitude during the spring … A smart player who can play inside or outside … Needs to continue progression as a linebacker and in his conditioning. GORBY LOREUS (Sophomore) – One of the most natural linebackers on the roster … Is very quick inside the box and possesses tremendous lower body strength … Explosive and has a great upside … Needs to continue learning the scheme and work on his hunger to be great.

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Middle Linebacker DANNY CARMICHAEL (Senior) – The rock of the entire defense … A tough and physical player who loves the game and loves to hit … Has made improvements in the passing game … Really made a huge jump from his sophomore to junior year, and the coaches expect even bigger things in 2009.

“This is an exciting time because both outside positions are wide open and there is a lot of competition. There are a bunch of guys in the room that have the ability, and the clock has just struck for them and it is their time to shine. They know this and know what it will take to grab playing time. This is why it is so important that we have a guy like Danny Carmichael anchoring the group. He has been through the wars and is a great leader.”

NORMAN WASHINGTON (r-Sophomore) – A tough player who had a good spring playing in the middle … Is physical against the run but needs to improve against the pass … A team player who provides a good presence in the locker room.

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seen every day … Needs to work hard on mastering his techniques. SHERMAN NEAL (r-Sophomore) – A very dependable and accountable player who loves the game … A great ambassador for the program and University … Will need to show versatility to contribute on nickel and dime packages. Right Cornerback ALEX SUBER (r-Senior) – Brings a wealth of experience to the group and a guy who has been in the wars … A great leader who comes to work every day and wants to be a champion … Plays bigger than he is and with a lot of heart … Needs to be a dominant player as this is his time to shine as a senior.

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Left Safety JEREMY KELLEM (Junior) – A complete player who is very accomplished and had a strong spring … A playmaker who has a knack for being around the football … Needs to continue improving his strength.

JAWAN CARSON (Sophomore) – A very athletic and quick player with a ton of upside … A good team player with versatility (played running back and defensive back as a true freshman) … Should excel on special teams this year … Is young and still learning the position and developing the techniques. HAKEEM JOHNSON (r-Freshman) – A name you will hear a lot of in the future … Added bulk in the offseason and is hungry to get better … A cerebral player with a lot of want to in his game … Tough, physical, and savvy quickly come to mind from the coaches about Johnson … Needs to get stronger and gain experience.

DERRICK CRUMPTON (Sophomore) – A name you will hear a lot more in 2009 … A quick and solid football Returners player who has no wasted movement … Needs to im No. Name prove on his alignments and technique, which got a lot 33 Kevin Brown better in the spring. 25 Jawan Carson 24 Derrick Crumpton Right Safety KEVIN BROWN (Junior) – A good tackler who loves to 31 Denzell Guerra hit and plays physical … Enjoyed a good spring and 6 Rod Issac really improved his overall game … Needs to continue 5 Hakeem Johnson working on technique, ball skills, and keeping condition- 20 Jeremy Kellem ing at a peak. 28 *Sherman Neal 7 Alex Suber DENZELL GUERRA (r-Freshman) – Opened a lot of eyes *Stuart Taylor in the spring with his overall improvement and attitude 3 Marcus Udell … A strong and physical player who loves contact … Needs to improve his flexibility and quickness. Left Cornerback ROD ISSAC (Junior) – Has natural talent and is very versatile and has a good football IQ … Was slowed by an ankle injury last year but is poised for a breakout season in 2009 … Needs to improve on his lateral movement and be more of a leader. MARCUS UDELL (Senior) – After a sub-par junior season, Udell was the most improved during the spring and looks to be a major player in his final year … A tremendous athlete who is a big and long corner that is not

Cl. Jr. So. So. r-Fr. Jr. r-Fr. Jr. r-Jr. r-Sr. r-Jr. Sr.

Pos. S CB S S CB CB S CB CB CB CB

Headlines

Key Losses: CB Ted Riley

Key Returnees: S Jeremy Kellem, CB Alex Suber, and S Kevin Brown. The threesome combined for 29 starts last year and five interceptions. Battle to Watch (corner): Rod Issac and Marcus Udell for the starting left corner spot. Both have a burning desire to be the starter and both are high-level competitors. Rod is a natural and Marcus is a tremendous athlete so whoever shows the most consistency will be on the field first. However, both players will see significant time in 2009. Battle to Watch (safety): Last year’s starters, Jeremy Kellem and Kevin Brown, will be pushed heavily by upstart Derrick Crumpton. The sophomore will see a lot of action and simply loves playing the game. Spring Standout: The standout among the corners was Marcus Udell. The senior showed a great work ethic and fundamentals and the spring really elevated his game. Coaches hope to see him take the next step this summer and continue on his current course. For the safeties, junior Kevin Brown got the coaches’ attention in the spring. Brown really improved on his man cover technique and getting his big body in position to make plays both in the passing and running game.

Coach Bibee on the safeties “We have a young but experienced group and I thought they really had a good spring and got better. Jeremy Kellem is a leader and a person who simply makes plays all over the field, and Kevin Brown is the physical guy back there. I feel good about both players, but they will be pushed heavily by Derrick Crumpton, who continues to grow as a player, and don’t forget about Denzell Guerra, another physical player.”

Coach Ellis on the cornerbacks “This group is very hard working, has a great chemistry, and gave great effort and embraced the challenges presented to them during the spring. They are athletic and all are playmakers. I liked the attitude they came with every day in the spring and cannot wait to see them in action this fall.”

Newcomers 41 18 42 8 Rod Issac

Name Marquise Dixon Kenneth Gilstrap Juno Prudhomm Sammy Seamster

Cl. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr.

Pos. CB CB S S

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Key Losses: Kickoff specialist Matt King Key Returner: P David DeFatta owns a punting average of over 40 yards and is one of the best in the conference at placing the opposition inside the 20-yard line. PK Alan Gendreau proved to be very reliable his freshman season and should only get better. Battle to Watch: The Blue Raiders are blessed with a proven punter in David DeFatta and a steady kicker in Alan Gendreau to go with a good group of returners. The biggest question mark entering fall camp will be who will jump to the forefront as the team’s kickoff specialist. The candidates will be DeFatta and Gendreau, so stay tuned to see who comes out on top for this very important job on special teams. Spring Standout: The Blue Raiders did not do a lot of kicking during the spring, but sophomore Alan Gendreau walked away with the most improved specialist award.

Coach Stockstill on the special teams

David DeFatta

“We did not work as much on kicking in the spring so that will be a focal point in August. I have a lot of Punter Placekicker DAVID DEFATTA (r-Senior) – One of the top all-around confidence in both our kickers, and I like our returnALAN GENDREAU (Sophomore) – Enjoyed a solid first punters in the Sun Belt Conference, who excels at placing ers. We just have to get better all-around on special year by earning Rivals.com and Daily News Journal SBC kicks inside the 20-yard line ... Owns a 40.9-yard career teams because it is a part of the game that can decide All-Freshman honors ... Hit 10 of 14 field goals and all average, which ranks fifth all-time in school history. the outcome and we were not as crisp as I would like 32 extra points to rank second on the team in scoring ... to have been last year. Probably as important as any Earned most improved honors in the spring, and coaches NATHANIEL TOULSON (r-Sophomore) – A walk-on decision we’ll make on special teams in August is gofeel very confident with his play. who has never punted in a game but has shown great ing to be the kickoff specialist. We have to find some improvement the past two years ... Possesses a strong leg consistency at that position.” DAVID DEFATTA (r-Senior) – One of the most versatile and averaged 43.0 yards a kick in the spring game. players on special teams as he is the primary punter, backup placekicker, and backup holder ... Has made 4 of ranks as one of the most reliable in the Sun Belt ConferSnapper 6 field goals during his career but did not attempt any ADAM WADE (r-Junior) – Has made all the snaps for ence ... Earned eight winning grades in 2008. in 2008. punts, field goals, and extra points the last two years and Holder PATRICK HONEYCUTT (r-Senior) – Known for being a sure-handed receiver, Honeycutt also excels as the team’s holder for extra points and field goals ... This will mark his third straight season as the primary holder.

Players

DAVID DEFATTA (r-Senior) – Has never held in a game but has worked a lot in practice and will be ready if called upon.

Returners No. 37 38 17 48

Name David DeFatta Alan Gendreau Patrick Honeycutt Taylor Ports *Nathaniel Toulson Adam Wade

*Non-scholarship

Alan Gendreau

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By State Alabama (5) Jesse Grisham Patrick Honeycutt Jamal Lewis Cam Robinson Arthur Williams California (1) Garrett Andrews Delaware (1) Gene Delle Donne Florida (28) Roderic Blunt Colin Boss Marquise Branton Kevin Brown Derrick Crumpton Antwan Davis Darin Davis Marquise Dixon Desmond Gee Alan Gendreau Rod Issac Hakeem Johnson Justin Jones Jeremy Kellem D.D. Kyles Jamari Lattimore Evon Lettsome Gorby Loreus Chris McClover Sancho McDonald Byron McLeod

Jeremy Michel Jake Padrick Emmanuel Perez Juno Prudhomm Alex Suber Marcus Udell Mike Williams Georgia (23) Craig Allen Malcolm Beyah Danny Carmichael SaCoby Carter Jarrett Crittenton Dwight Dasher Richard Drake Kenneth Gilstrap Denzell Guerra Jadareius Hamlin Jordan Johnson Chris McCoy Omar McLendon Dearco Nolan Brandon Perry William Pratcher Stephen Roberts Dwight Smith Jimmy Staten Phillip Tinsley Derrek Upshaw Andre Wicker Kentucky (2) Wes Caldwell Chris Hawkins

New Jersey (1) Jawan Carson South Carolina (2) Marcus Thurmond Adam Wade Tennessee (16) Brent Burnette Michael Cannon Benjamin Cunningham Kendall Dangerfield David DeFatta Mark Fisher Wesley Hale Tavarres Jefferson David Jones Brandon McLeroy Jamal Ramsey Sammy Seamster Alex Stuart Mark Thompson Gary Tucker Josh Walker Texas (1) Phillip Tanner Utah (1) Ryan Rosenvall Virginia (1) Antonio Hill

Juniors (19) Garrett Andrews Kevin Brown Wes Caldwell Jarrett Crittenton Dwight Dasher Antwan Davis Mark Fisher Chris Hawkins Rod Issac Jeremy Kellem Jamari Lattimore Evon Lettsome Jamal Lewis Jeremy Michel Emmanuel Perez Dwight Smith Gary Tucker Adam Wade Andre Wicker

2009 Spring Awards Dr. Sidney A. McPhee Senior Academic Award David DeFatta Dr. James E. Walker Junior Academic Award Jamal Lewis Dr. Don Craig Sophomore Academic Award Jeremy Kellem Jeanne Massaquoi Freshman Academic Award Alex Stuart Terry Whiteside Award Phillip Tanner Most Improved Quarterback Dwight Dasher Most Improved Running Back D.D. Kyles Most Improved Wide Receiver Chris McClover Most Improved Offensive Line Alex Stuart Most Improved Defensive Line Brandon Perry Most Improved Linebacker Cam Robinson Most Improved Safety Kevin Brown Most Improved Corner Jawan Carson

By Class Seniors (14) Michael Cannon Danny Carmichael David DeFatta Gene Delle Donne Desmond Gee Patrick Honeycutt Chris McClover Chris McCoy Brandon Perry Cam Robinson Alex Suber Phillip Tanner Mark Thompson Marcus Udell

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Sophomores (19) Malcolm Beyah Colin Boss Marquise Branton Jawan Carson SaCoby Carter Derrick Crumpton Darin Davis Alan Gendreau Wesley Hale Antonio Hill D.D. Kyles Gorby Loreus Sancho McDonald Byron McLeod Brandon McLeroy Jake Padrick Ryan Rosenvall Alex Stuart Mike Williams Freshmen (29) Craig Allen Roderic Blunt Brent Burnette Benjamin Cunningham Kendall Dangerfield Marquise Dixon Richard Drake Kenneth Gilstrap Jesse Grisham Denzell Guerra Jadareius Hamlin Tavarres Jefferson Hakeem Johnson

Jordan Johnson David Jones Justin Jones Omar McLendon Dearco Nolan William Pratcher Juno Prudhomm Jamal Ramsey Stephen Roberts Sammy Seamster Jimmy Staten Marcus Thurmond Phillip Tinsley Derrek Upshaw Josh Walker Arthur Williams

Most Improved Specialist Alan Gendreau Most Improved Strength Training Quarterback Brent Burnette Most Improved Strength Training Running Back Phillip Tanner Most Improved Strength Training Wide Receiver Sancho McDonald Most Improved Strength Training Offensive Line Mark Fisher Most Improved Strength Training Defensive Line Brandon Perry Most Improved Strength Training Linebacker Darin Davis Most Improved Strength Training Safety Kevin Brown Most Improved Strength Training Corner Hakeem Johnson Most Improved Strength Training Specialist Alan Gendreau

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n numerical roster NO 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 55 56 57

NAME POS Chris McClover WR Desmond Gee WR Marcus Udell CB Malcolm Beyah WR Hakeem Johnson CB Rod Issac CB Alex Suber CB Sammy Seamster S Dwight Dasher QB Brent Burnette QB Jamari Lattimore DE Jamal Ramsey QB Michael Cannon WR Sancho McDonald WR Gene Delle Donne WR Patrick Honeycutt WR Kenneth Gilstrap CB Ryan Rosenvall QB Jeremy Kellem S Phillip Tanner RB David Jones RB D.D. Kyles RB Derrick Crumpton S Jawan Carson CB Benjamin Cunningham RB Tavarres Jefferson RB Sherman Neal CB William Pratcher RB Cam Robinson LB Denzell Guerra S Justin Jones LB Kevin Brown S Marquise Branton RB Craig Allen LB Andrew Banks WR David DeFatta P Alan Gendreau PK Roderic Blunt LB Wesley Hale RB Marquise Dixon CB Juno Prudhomm S Gorby Loreus LB Danny Carmichael LB Jarrett Crittenton DE Nicholas Coleman QB Dwight Smith DT Adam Wade DS Andre Wicker DT Colin Boss OL SaCoby Carter DT Antwan Davis LB Jadareius Hamlin DL Jerry Cobb LB Norman Washington LB Jeremy Michel OL

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WT 206 160 184 194 175 182 166 190 202 206 226 185 181 194 238 170 170 180 184 207 190 190 178 179 195 195 169 195 214 190 200 204 207 205 149 185 176 205 228 165 205 223 244 260 203 262 221 260 308 260 211 255 186 225 270

n alphabetical CL Sr. Sr. Sr. So. r-Fr. Jr. r-Sr. Fr. Jr. r-Fr. Jr. Fr. r-Sr. So. r-Sr. r-Sr. Fr. So. Jr. Sr. Fr. r-So. So. So. Fr. Fr. r-Jr. Fr. Sr. r-Fr. Fr. Jr. r-So. Fr. r-So. r-Sr. So. Fr. r-So. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. r-Jr. r-Sr. Jr. r-Jr. r-Jr. r-So. r-So. Jr. Fr. r-So. r-So. r-Jr.

B’DAY LETTERS HOMETOWN/HS or JC 1/19/87 1 Ft. Lauderdale, FL/Dillard HS/College of Canyons 11/8/87 3 Greenville, FL/Madison Co. HS 10/21/86 1 Tallahassee, FL/Godby HS 10/23/89 1 Covington, GA/Chamblee HS 12/16/89 0 Jacksonville, FL/Andrew Jackson HS 2/20/89 2 Miami, FL/Miami-Dade Central HS 12/1/86 4 Tampa, FL/Thomas Jefferson HS 2/5/91 0 Ooltewah, TN/Ooltewah HS 8/5/88 2 Folkston, GA/Charlton County HS 10/5/89 0 Maryville, TN/Maryville HS 10/6/88 1 Miami, FL/Miami Lakes HS/Dodge City CC 7/24/91 0 Smyrna, TN/Battle Ground Academy 12/1/86 1 Memphis, TN/Whitehaven HS 10/3/89 1 Miami, FL/Booker T. Washington HS 1/14/87 1 Wilmington, DE/Salesianum HS 12/30/86 2 Pelham, AL/Spain Park HS 7/30/91 0 Lithonia, GA/Miller Grove HS 1/12/90 0 Sandy, UT/Alta HS 6/6/89 2 N. Lauderdale, FL/Deerfield Beach HS 8/8/88 3 Dallas, TX/Kimball HS 12/16/90 0 Memphis, TN/South Pittsburgh HS 6/26/88 0 Tampa, FL/Armwood HS 9/24/89 1 Miami, FL/Christopher Columbus HS 7/24/90 1 Newark, NJ/Marist HS 7/7/90 0 Nashville, TN/Goodpasture HS 9/5/90 0 Nashville, TN/The Ensworth School 7/27/88 1 Naperville, IL/Neuqua Valley HS 10/16/90 0 Decatur, GA/Cedar Grove HS 3/21/88 2 Stevenson, AL/North Jackson HS 3/10/90 0 Loganville, GA/Grayson HS 12/4/89 0 Tallahassee, FL/Godby HS 7/26/89 2 Tampa, FL/Jefferson HS 7/21/89 0 Seffner, FL/Armwood HS 11/30/91 0 Carrollton, GA/Villa Rica HS 12/15/88 0 Clinton, MD/Gwynn Park HS 2/8/87 2 Franklin, TN/Franklin HS 5/27/89 1 Apopka, FL/Orangewood Christian HS 5/13/90 0 Miramar, FL/Everglades HS 12/28/88 0 Morristown, TN/Morristown West HS 9/20/90 0 Cocoa, FL/Cocoa HS 1/30/90 0 Naples, FL/Naples HS 12/1/89 1 Tampa, FL/Thomas Jefferson HS 5/24/88 3 Woodstock, GA/Woodstock HS 1/5/88 0 Fayetteville, GA/Fayette Co. HS/N. Dakota St. CofS 5/17/87 0 Decaturville, TN/Decatur County HS 9/5/88 2 Swainsboro, GA/Swainsboro HS 1/21/88 2 Florence, SC/South Florence HS 11/5/87 0 Atlanta, GA/Booker T. Washington HS 7/17/89 1 Tampa, FL/Berkeley Prep 9/24/88 1 Hawkinsville, GA/Hawkinsville HS 7/2/89 2 Ft. Lauderdale, FL/St. Thomas Aquinas HS 8/17/91 0 Forsyth, GA/Mary Persons HS 2/24/89 0 Pulaski, TN/Giles County HS 7/13/89 1 Columbia, SC/Spring Valley HS 2/24/88 0 Bradenton, FL/Baylor/Manatee HS

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Name, Position Craig Allen, LB Zeke Anderson, QB Garrett Andrews, WR Andrew Banks, WR Malcolm Beyah, WR Shane Blissard, WR Roderic Blunt, LB Colin Boss, OL Marquise Branton, RB Kevin Brown, S Brent Burnette, QB Wes Caldwell, WR Michael Cannon, WR Danny Carmichael, LB Jawan Carson, CB SaCoby Carter, DL Jerry Cobb, LB Nicholas Coleman, QB Benjamin Cunningham, RB Jarrett Crittenton, DE Derrick Crumpton, S Barry Cunningham, QB Kendall Dangerfield, DT Dwight Dasher, QB Antwan Davis, LB Darin Davis, LB David DeFatta, P Gene Delle Donne, WR Marquise Dixon, CB Richard Drake, WR Mark Fisher, OL Desmond Gee, WR Alan Gendreau, PK Kenneth Gilstrap, CB Jesse Grisham, OL Denzell Guerra, S Wesley Hale, RB Jadareius Hamlin, DL Chris Hawkins, OL Craig Heyward, RB Antonio Hill, LB Patrick Honeycutt, WR Rod Issac, CB Tavarres Jefferson, RB Hakeem Johnson, CB Jordan Johnson, OL David Jones, RB Justin Jones, LB Jeremy Kellem, S D.D. Kyles, RB Jamari Lattimore, DE Evon Lettsome, OL Jamal Lewis, OL Gorby Loreus, LB Brian Lorman, OL Chris McClover, WR Chris McCoy, DE Sancho McDonald, WR Omar McLendon, DE


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Jesse Grisham Darin Davis Brandon McLeroy Evon Lettsome Alex Stuart Stuart Taylor Jamal Lewis Jake Padrick Mark Thompson Mark Fisher Chris Hawkins Jordan Johnson Josh Walker Mike Williams Garrett Andrews Wes Caldwell Arthur Williams Richard Drake Omar McLendon Byron McLeod Stephen Roberts Marcus Thurmond Dearco Nolan Jimmy Staten Emmanuel Perez Brandon Perry Phillip Tinsley Gary Tucker Derrek Upshaw Kendall Dangerfield Chris McCoy Antonio Hill

OL LB OL OL OL S OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL WR WR WR WR DE WR LB WR DE DE DE DT DE DT DT DT DE LB

6-3 6-1 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-2 6-3 6-1 6-5 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-2 6-3 6-1 6-2 6-2 6-4 6-2 6-3 6-0 6-2 6-4 6-1 6-1 6-3 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-0

255 200 306 284 292 171 288 274 300 270 268 265 295 252 196 183 185 190 220 236 215 161 235 240 227 291 232 255 260 272 244 235

Zeke Anderson Shane Blissard Barry Cunningham Craig Heyward Brian Lorman Taylor Ports Nathaniel Toulson Harold Turner Jr. Daniel Waller

QB WR QB RB OL PK P WR LB

5-9 6-5 5-10 6-0 6-1 5-9 6-1 5-8 6-2

196 210 186 232 248 190 250 161 221

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4/12/91 7/20/90 5/7/90 8/21/88 9/7/89 10/28/87 9/2/88 1/15/88 12/29/86 1/13/89 10/26/87 11/14/90 6/2/91 12/29/88 8/1/88 2/20/89 8/1/91 9/4/90 2/13/91 11/28/88 3/26/91 12/10/89 2/7/90 5/4/91 11/29/88 4/29/86 4/12/89 3/14/88 4/24/91 4/5/90 11/25/86 10/31/88

OTHER VARSITY CANDIDATES r-Fr. 4/17/89 r-So. 10/24/88 r-So. 1/6/89 r-Sr. 9/19/85 r-Fr. 1/30/89 r-So. 11/15/87 r-So. 1/24/89 r-Fr. 8/23/90 r-So. 3/7/89

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Pelham, AL/Spain Park HS Lauderdale, FL/Dillard HS Spring City, TN/Rhea County HS Apopka, FL/Apopka HS Oak Ridge, TN/Oak Ridge HS Dyersburg, TN/Dyersburg HS Huntsville, AL/Butler HS Ft. Pierce, FL/U.S. Air Force Prep Academy Old Hickory, TN/DCA Nashville, TN/Goodpasture HS Lexington, KY/Henry Clay HS Buford, GA/Mill Creek HS Spring City, TN/Rhea County HS Tampa, FL/Jefferson HS Tracy, CA/West (Merrill F.) HS Lexington, KY/Catholic HS Seale, AL/Glenwood HS Atlanta, GA/Stephenson HS Temple, GA/Villa Rica HS Tampa, FL/Jefferson HS Rex, GA/Starr’s Mill HS North Augusta, SC/North Augusta HS Atlanta, GA/Westlake HS Waycross, GA/Ware County HS Miramar, FL/Everglades HS Hawkinsville, GA/Hawkinsville HS Dexter, GA/Dodge County HS Maryville, TN/Maryville HS Darien, GA/McIntosh County Academy Pulaski, TN/Giles County HS Villa Rica, GA/Villa Rica HS Chesapeake, VA/Oscar Smith HS

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Murfreesboro, TN/Siegel HS Murfreesboro, TN/Oakland HS Clarksville, TN/Northeast HS Passaic, NJ/Passaic HS Quakertown, PA/Quakertown Community HS Crossville, TN/Cumberland Co. HS West Palm Beach, FL/The Kings Academy Decatur, GA/Cedar Grove HS Swainsboro, GA/Swainsboro HS

Rosters n alphabetical 86 60 57 28 89 71 91 92 29 42 12 87 30 19 8 47 90 65 7 21 66 72 88 93 94 3 95 48 77 56 49 82 78

Byron McLeod, WR Brandon McLeroy, OL Jeremy Michel, OL Sherman Neal, CB Dearco Nolan, DE Jake Padrick, OL Emmanuel Perez, DE Brandon Perry, DT Taylor Ports, PK William Pratcher, RB Juno Prudhomm, S Jamal Ramsey, QB Stephen Roberts, LB Cam Robinson, LB Ryan Rosenvall, QB Sammy Seamster, S Dwight Smith, DT Jimmy Staten, DE Alex Stuart, OL Alex Suber, CB Phillip Tanner, RB Stuart Taylor, CB Mark Thompson, OL Marcus Thurmond, WR Phillip Tinsley, DE Nathaniel Toulson, P Gary Tucker, DT Harold Turner, WR Marcus Udell, CB Derrek Upshaw, DT Adam Wade, DS Josh Walker, OL Daniel Waller, LB Norman Washington, LB Andre Wicker, DT Arthur Williams, WR Mike Williams, OL

n pronunciation guide Malcolm Beyah.......................................................................... Bee-YUH Marquise Branton.....................................................................mar-KEYS Jawan Carson............................................................................juh-wahn SaCoby Carter.......................................................................Suh-COE-bee David DeFatta.......................................................................duh-FAH-tuh Gene Delle Donne................................................................DELL-uh DON Desmond Gee......................................................................................... G Alan Gendreau...........................................................................GIN-Droe Kenneth Gilstrap....................................................................... Gill-Strap Denzell Guerra...............................................................................GĒ­-era

Jadareius Hamlin..............................................................Juh-DARE-E-us Jamari Lattimore....................................................................JUH-marree Gorby Loreus............................................................................ LOR-ee-us Jeremy Michel............................................................................ ME-Shell Dearco Nolan.......................................................................... Dee-Are-Co Juno Prudhomm....................................................................Prew-dome Ryan Rosenvall...................................................................... Roe-zen-vol Jimmy Staten..............................................................................State-en Alex Suber.................................................................................. SUE-burr

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QB

9 Dwight Dasher 10 Brent Burnette

5-10 6-3

202 206

Jr. r-Fr.

LE

TB

21 Phillip Tanner 23 D.D. Kyles 34 Marquise Branton

6-0 6-1 5-10

207 190 207

Sr. r-So. r-So.

LT

WR (X) 1 Chris McClover 36 Andrew Banks 15 Sancho McDonald

6-4 5-9 6-3

206 149 194

Sr. r-So. So.

RT

WR (H) 2 Desmond Gee 13 Michael Cannon

5-8 5-10

160 181

Sr. r-Sr.

WR (Y) 4 Malcolm Beyah 16 Gene Delle Donne 81 Wes Caldwell

5-11 6-5 6-1

194 238 183

So. r-Sr. Jr.

WR (Z) 17 Patrick Honeycutt 80 Garrett Andrews

5-9 6-3

170 196

r-Sr. Jr.

LT

78 Mike Williams 57 Jeremy Michel

6-2 6-4

252 270

r-So. r-Jr.

LG

70 Jamal Lewis 62 Evon Lettsome 50 Colin Boss

6-3 6-4 6-4

288 284 308

r-Jr. r-Jr. r-So.

C

72 Mark Thompson 71 Jake Padrick

6-5 6-1

300 274

r-Sr. r-So.

RG

65 Alex Stuart 60 Brandon McLeroy

6-3 6-3

292 306

So. So.

RT

74 Mark Fisher 75 Chris Hawkins

6-3 6-3

270 268

Jr. r-Jr.

98 Chris McCoy OR 11 Jamari Lattimore

6-4 6-3

244 226

r-Sr. Jr.

92 Brandon Perry 94 Gary Tucker

6-1 6-2

291 255

r-Sr. r-Jr.

47 Dwight Smith 96 Kendall Dangerfield 51 SaCoby Carter

6-2 6-2 6-1

262 272 260

Jr. r-Fr. r-So.

91 Emmanuel Perez OR 11 Jamari Lattimore 93 Phillip Tinsley

6-1 6-3 6-3

227 226 232

Jr. Jr. r-Fr.

LLB

30 Cam Robinson 43 Gorby Loreus

6-0 5-11

214 223

Sr. So.

MLB

44 Danny Carmichael 56 Norman Washington

6-0 5-11

244 225

Sr. r-So.

RLB

52 Antwan Davis 59 Darin Davis

6-1 6-1

211 200

Jr. So.

LC

6 Rod Issac 3 Marcus Udell

5-11 6-0

182 184

Jr. Sr.

RE

LS

20 Jeremy Kellem 24 Derrick Crumpton

5-10 5-11

184 178

Jr. So.

RS

33 Kevin Brown 31 Denzell Guerra

6-1 6-0

204 190

Jr. r-Fr.

RC

7 Alex Suber 25 Jawan Carson 5 Hakeem Johnson

5-9 5-9 5-10

166 179 175

r-Sr. So. r-Fr.

*Suspended for 2009 season

n return specialists

n punters/kickers

KR

2 Desmond Gee 21 Phillip Tanner

5-8 6-0

160 207

Sr. Sr.

P 37 David DeFatta Nate Toulson

5-10 6-1

185 250

r-Sr. r-So.

PR

17 Patrick Honeycutt 2 Desmond Gee

5-9 5-8

170 160

r-Sr. Sr.

PK

38 Alan Gendreau 37 David DeFatta

5-10 5-10

176 185

So. r-Sr.

DS

48 Adam Wade

5-8

221

r-Jr.

H

17 Patrick Honeycutt

5-9

170

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n what returns for mt OFFENSE Rushing Yardage...................................................... 90 percent Passing Yardage......................................................... 8 percent Receiving Yardage.................................................... 78 percent All-Purpose Yardage................................................. 85 percent Scoring..................................................................... 91 percent DEFENSE Tackles..................................................................... 64 percent Tackles for Loss......................................................... 61 percent Sacks........................................................................ 60 percent Interceptions............................................................ 73 percent Pass Breakups.......................................................... 75 percent Forced Fumbles........................................................ 83 percent Fumble Recoveries................................................... 83 percent SPECIAL TEAMS Punt Return Yardage.............................................. 100 percent Kickoff Return Yardage............................................. 99 percent Field Goals.............................................................. 100 percent Extra Points............................................................ 100 percent Punting.................................................................. 100 percent

n returning statistical leaders Passing................................Dwight Dasher, 17-43-3, 156, 2 TD Rushing...................................... Phillip Tanner, 188-714, 15 TD Receiving.................................Patrick Honeycutt, 51-513, 3 TD Scoring.............................................. Phillip Tanner, 102 points Punting..........................................David DeFatta, 62-40.9 avg. Kicking...............................................Alan Gendreau, 10-14 FG Tackles........................................Danny Carmichael, 62-27–89 Tackles for Loss............................... Danny Carmichael, 11.5-37 Sacks..................................................Jamari Lattimore, 3.5-23 Interceptions................................................... Alex Suber, 2-60 Kickoff Returns.............................. Desmond Gee, 28-544, 0 TD Punt Returns..............................Patrick Honeycutt, 13-81, 0 TD

n returners with career starts OFFENSE (10) Mark Thompson Patrick Honeycutt Jamal Lewis Mark Fisher Desmond Gee Mike Williams Wes Caldwell Malcolm Beyah Dwight Dasher Brandon McLeroy Phillip Tanner Colin Boss Gene Delle Donne Michael Cannon Byron McLeod Chris Hawkins

CONSECUTIVE 24 22 17 14 - 12 1 1 - 4 2 2 - 2 - -

CAREER 31 22 22 22 19 12 11 8 8 6 5 5 3 3 2 1

DEFENSE (11) Alex Suber Danny Carmichael Jeremy Kellem Rod Issac Emmanuel Perez Kevin Brown Dwight Smith

CONSECUTIVE 8 1 12 5 11 10 1

CAREER 22 21 17 12 11 10 10

n Junior Jamari Lattimore is the leading returner in quarterback sacks and is poised for a big year in 2009.

Chris McCoy Derrick Crumpton Jamari Lattimore

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n offensive lettermen returning (19)

n lettermen lost (12) OFFENSE (4) Joe Craddock, QB; Eldred King, WR; Jacob Longoria, FB; John Marc Stephens, TE

Malcolm Beyah, WR; Colin Boss, OL; Wes Caldwell, WR; Michael Cannon, WR; Dwight Dasher, QB; Gene Delle Donne, TE; Mark Fisher, OL; Desmond Gee, WR; Chris Hawkins, OL; Patrick Honeycutt, WR; Jamal Lewis, OL; Chris McClover, WR; Sancho McDonald, WR; Byron McLeod, TE; Brandon McLeroy, OL; Alex Stuart, OL; Phillip Tanner, RB; Mark Thompson, OL; Mike Williams OL

DEFENSE (7) Lonnie Clemons, LB; Anthony Glover, LB; Andrew Harrington, LB; Ivon Hickmon, LB; Wes Hofacker, DE; Trevor Jenkins, DL; Ted Riley, CB

n DEfensive lettermen returning (22)

n players with career starts lost

Kevin Brown, S; Danny Carmichael, LB; Jawan Carson, CB; SaCoby Carter, DL; Derrick Crumpton, S; Antwan Davis, LB; Darin Davis, LB; Josh Gregory, S; Rod Issac, CB; Jeremy Kellem, S; Jamari Lattimore, DE; Gorby Loreus, LB; Chris McCoy, DL; Sherman Neal, CB; Emmanuel Perez, DL; Brandon Perry, DL; Cam Robinson, LB; Dwight Smith, DL; Alex Suber, CB; Gary Tucker, DL; Marcus Udell, CB; Norman Washington, LB

n SPECIALISTS lettermen returning (3) David DeFatta, P; Alan Gendreau, PK; Adam Wade, DS

n redshirts returning (6) Brent Burnette, QB; Kendall Dangerfield, DL; Denzell Guerra, S; Hakeem Johnson, CB; Marcus Thurmond, WR; Phillip Tinsley, DE

SPECIALISTS (1) Matt King, PK

OFFENSE (3) Joe Craddock Eldred King Jacob Longoria

CONSECUTIVE 15 - 2

CAREER 18 5 9

DEFENSE (9) Trevor Jenkins Wes Hofacker Lonnie Clemons Ivon Hickmon Ted Riley Anthony Glover Andrew Harrington Jonathan Presley Terans Goodson

CONSECUTIVE 37 7 4 12 12 - - - -

CAREER 37 32 23 12 12 7 4 1 1

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Record vs All Opponents School W-L-T Akron 7-2-0 Alabama 0-2-0 Alcorn State 0-1-0 Appalachian State 1-1-0 Arizona 0-1-0 Arkansas 0-1-0 Arkansas State 8-2-0 Austin Peay 38-12-2 Ball State 2-4-0 Baylor (Chatt.) 1-0-0 Bedford County 1-0-0 Bethel (Ky.) 3-2-0 Bethel (Tenn.) 5-0-0 Boise State 0-1-0 Bowen 1-0-0 Bryson 3-0-0 Campbellsville 1-0-0 Camp Forrest 1-0-0 Carson-Newman 4-0-0 Castle Heights 4-0-0 Central Florida 0-1-0 Central Michigan 0-1-0 Centre 0-1-0 Chattanooga 11-25-1 Chattanooga Central 1-1-0 Cincinnati 0-1-0 Clemson 0-1-0 Connecticut 2-0-0 Cumberland 9-5-2 Delaware 0-2-0 Delta State 2-1-0 Eastern Illinois 1-2-0 E. Kentucky 19-29-0 E. Tennessee 23-12-1 Elizabeth City 1-0-0 Emory and Henry 0-1-1 Evansville 1-0-0 Florida 0-2-0 Florida Atlantic 3-3-0 Florida International 2-2-0 Florida State 0-1-0 Freed-Hardeman 1-0-0 F&C 1-0-0 Georgia 0-1-0 Georgia Southern 4-7-0 Gordon 1-0-0 Hawaii 0-1-0 Hume-Fogg 1-0-0 Idaho 3-1-0 Illinois 0-2-0 Illinois State 0-0-1 Indiana State 1-0-0 Jackson State 1-0-0 Jacksonville State 14-2-2 James Madison 0-1-0 Kentucky 0-2-0 Lamar Tech 1-1-0 Lenoir-Rhyne 2-0-0 Liberty Baptist 1-0-0 Lincoln Memorial 2-0-0 UL-Lafayette 4-6-0 UL-Monroe 7-2-0 Louisiana Tech 1-3-0 Louisville 0-3-0 LSU 0-2-0 Marshall 0-2-0 Maryland 1-2-0 Maryville 6-6-0 Memphis 13-7-1 Miami (Fla.) 2-0-0 Miles 1-0-0 Milligan 3-1-1 Millington Navy 2-0-0 Mississippi 0-1-0 Mississippi State 0-3-0 Mississippi Valley 2-0-0 Missouri 0-1-0 M.B.A. 1-0-0 Morehead State 37-8-1 Morgan 1-1-0 Morris Harvey 1-1-0

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First Met 1980 2002 1988 1974 1999 1999 1948 1936 1969 1917 1917 1920 1923 1990 1913 1922 1993 1942 1951 1914 1999 2006 1946 1916 1915 1991 2003 2000 1914 1977 1937 1996 1953 1947 1982 1951 1923 2000 2003 2005 1991 1934 1913 2003 1984 1941 1993 1913 2001 1998 1994 1984 1990 1927 1994 2002 1950 1984 1982 1930 1999 1999 1984 2006 2001 1992 2000 1920 1925 1931 1986 1946 1949 2001 1999 1987 2003 1913 1950 1913 1955

Last Met 2005 2005 1988 1989 1999 1999 2008 1997 1974 1917 1917 1936 1931 1990 1913 1927 1993 1942 1976 1917 1999 2006 1946 1997 1916 1991 2003 2001 1948 1978 1941 1998 1998 1999 1982 1952 1923 2004 2008 2008 1991 1934 1913 2003 1995 1941 1993 1913 2004 2000 1994 1984 1990 1998 1994 2008 1961 1985 1982 1931 2008 2008 2000 2008 2007 1994 2008 1949 2007 1932 1986 1950 1950 2001 2008 1988 2003 1913 1995 1924 1956

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Murray State Muskingum Nebraska New Mexico State North Alabama N. Carolina State North Texas Northern Illinois Oklahoma Ogden Pensacola Navy Piedmont Presbyterian Sam Houston State Savannah State Sewanee Sewanee “B” Sewanee Frosh Sewanee Military Sewart AFB S.E. Missouri South Carolina South Florida Sou. Presbyterian Southwestern SW Missouri Stetson Tampa Temple Tennessee Tennessee-Martin Tennessee State Tennessee Tech Tenn. Wesleyan Texas A&M Troy Tulsa Tusculum UAB (Ala.-B’ham) Union (Tenn.) UT Meds Utah State Vanderbilt Vanderbilt “B” Vanderbilt Frosh Vanderbilt Meds Virginia Western Carolina Western Kentucky Winston-Salem Wofford Youngstown State

37-29-3 1-0-0 0-1-0 2-2-0 19-6-0 0-2-0 3-5-0 1-1-0 0-1-0 1-0-0 2-4-0 2-0-0 1-0-0 1-1-0 2-0-0 0-3-0 2-0-0 1-1-0 1-0-0 4-0-0 9-2-0 0-1-0 1-0-0 2-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 20-7-1 10-9-0 36-32-7 0-2-0 0-1-0 11-5-0 0-1-0 1-0-0 1-2-0 11-3-2 0-1-0 2-1-0 3-12-0 5-1-1 1-1-0 2-0-0 0-1-0 2-2-0 30-28-1 0-1-0 1-0-0 3-4-0

1925 1964 1992 2001 1927 1989 2001 1988 2006 1926 1961 1929 1959 1956 1982 1916 1917 1922 1917 1951 1947 2006 2000 1915 1922 1986 1925 1942 2003 2002 1931 1973 1917 1930 1995 1936 1993 1938 1995 1921 1921 2002 1915 1913 1922 1913 2007 1973 1914 1987 1999 1981

2000 1964 1992 2004 1980 2005 2008 1992 2006 1926 1969 1930 1959 1991 1983 1932 1920 1929 1917 1954 2002 2006 2000 1916 1922 1986 1925 1942 2003 2002 1999 1998 2006 1938 1995 2008 1993 1938 2000 1951 1921 2004 2005 1926 1929 1914 2007 1981 2008 1987 1999 1987

Date 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943-45 1946 1947 1948 1949 Nov. 11, 1950 Nov. 22, 1951 Nov. 9, 1952 Nov. 26, 1953 Nov. 7, 1954 Nov. 24, 1955 Nov. 3, 1956 Oct. 4, 1957 Nov. 8, 1958 Oct. 3, 1959 Nov. 5, 1960 Oct. 21, 1961 Nov. 7, 1962 Nov. 16, 1963 Nov. 7, 1964 Nov. 13, 1965 Nov. 5, 1966 Nov. 4, 1967 Nov. 2, 1968 Oct. 18, 1969 Oct. 24, 1970 Oct. 30, 1971 Oct. 21, 1972 Nov. 3, 1973 Oct. 26, 1974 Oct. 18, 1975 Oct. 30, 1976 Oct. 15, 1977 Oct. 28, 1978 Oct. 13, 1979 Oct. 25, 1980 Oct. 31, 1981 Oct. 22, 1982 Oct. 15, 1983 Oct. 20, 1984 Oct. 19, 1985 Oct. 11, 1986 Oct. 31, 1987 Oct. 15, 1988 Oct. 21, 1989 Oct. 27, 1990 Oct. 26, 1991 Oct. 10, 1992 Oct. 23, 1993 Oct. 8, 1994 Nov. 4, 1995 Oct. 12, 1996 Oct. 4, 1997 Oct. 10, 1998 Oct. 2, 1999 Oct. 14, 2000 Nov. 3, 2001 Nov. 16, 2002 Oct. 11, 2003 Oct. 30, 2004 Oct. 22, 2005 Nov. 4, 2006 Nov. 10, 2007 Nov. 8, 2008

Opponent.........................................Result Tennessee Tech..........................................T 13-13 Tennessee Tech............................................L 0-12 Union (Tenn.)...............................................L 3-20 Tennessee Tech............................................ W 6-0 Memphis State........................................ W 13-12 Tennessee Tech............................................L 6-25 No Team (WW II) Troy State................................................... W 12-0 Tennessee Tech.......................................... W 19-0 Murray State..............................................L 12-26 Tennessee Tech.......................................... W 14-0 Murray State............................................ W 34-14 Tennessee Tech..........................................T 14-14 Murray State..............................................L 13-20 Tennessee Tech..........................................L 13-46 Murray State............................................ W 21-13 Tennessee Tech..........................................L 14-55 Murray State.............................................. W 39-7 Western Kentucky...................................... W 26-7 Murray State.............................................. W 40-0 Western Kentucky...................................... W 37-2 Murray State.............................................. W 20-3 UT-Chattanooga........................................L 12-25 Murray State.............................................. W 23-6 East Tennessee........................................... W 23-0 Murray State............................................ W 14-12 East Tennessee......................................... W 43-19 Murray State.............................................. W 33-0 Western Kentucky.................................... W 16-14 UT-Martin................................................ W 24-17 Murray State............................................ W 31-24 Austin Peay................................................ W 44-0 Ball State................................................... W 28-7 Austin Peay................................................ W 24-6 Western Kentucky........................................L 8-42 Austin Peay.............................................. W 45-16 Murray State.............................................. W 17-5 Austin Peay..................................................L 9-21 Murray State................................................L 9-13 Austin Peay................................................L 17-28 Murray State................................................L 8-29 Austin Peay....................................................L 3-7 Youngstown State......................................L 10-13 Austin Peay................................................ W 24-7 Murray State............................................ W 17-14 Austin Peay..................................................L 7-16 Murray State..................................W 31-24 (2 OT) Akron....................................................... W 24-12 Youngstown State......................................L 16-17 Morehead State......................................... W 49-0 Austin Peay................................................ W 46-7 Morehead State......................................... W 37-0 Southeast Missouri.................................... W 52-0 Austin Peay.............................................. W 49-10 Southeast Missouri.................................. W 31-10 UT-Martin.................................................. W 38-7 UT-Martin................................................ W 45-17 Austin Peay.............................................. W 50-14 Jacksonville State..................................... W 27-16 Murray State............................................ W 35-14 Troy State...................................................L 31-48 Louisiana-Monroe...................................... W 28-0 Arkansas State........................................... W 54-6 Louisiana-Monroe.................................... W 44-28 New Mexico St......................................... W 35-18 Utah State.................................................. W 21-0 Louisiana-Lafayette...................................L 13-10 Florida Atlantic........................................ W 35-14 Louisiana-Lafayette...................................L 24-34 Louisiana-Monroe....................................W, 24-21


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Score 14-37 At Clemson: 0-1

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Site A

Memphis (MT leads 13-7-1) Year W/L Score Site 1925 W 57-7 H 1926 W 27-0 A 1927 W 47-6 H 1928 T 13-13 A 1931 W 15-0 H 1932 W 6-0 A 1933 L 21-6 H 1934 L 18-0 A 1935 W 35-0 H 1936 W 19-0 A 1937 W 20-6 H 1938 L 26-7 A 1939 L 25-6 H 1940 L 14-7 A 1941 W 13-12 H 1942 W 21-13 A 1947 W 20-0 H 1948 L 13-0 A 1953 W 26-20 H 1954 L 27-7 A 2007 W 21-7 A At Murfreesboro: 8-2 At Memphis: 5-5-1 Maryland (UM leads 2-1) Year W/L 2000 L 2006 L 2008 W At Murfreesboro: 1-0

Score Site 27-45 A 10-24 A 24-14 H At Maryland: 0-2

North Texas (UNT leads 5-3) Year W/L 2001 L 2002 L 2003 L 2004 L 2005 L 2006 W 2007 W 2008 W At Murfreesboro: 1-3

Score Site 24-21 A 30-20 H 33-28 H 30-21 A 14-7 H 35-0 A 48-28 A 52-13 H At Denton: 2-2

Troy University (Middle Tennessee leads 11-5-0) Year W/L Score Site 1936 W 19-0 H 1937 W 13-0 A 1939 W 14-7 H 1942 W 20-0 H 1946 W 12-0 H 1947 W 41-17 A 1952 W 33-7 H 1953 W 6-0 A 1999 L 48-31 H 2001 W 54-17 H 2003 W 27-20 H 2004 L 37-17 A 2005 W 17-7 A 2006 L 21-20 H 2007 L 7-45 A 2008 L 17-31 H At Middle Tennessee: 7-3 At Troy University: 4-2 Mississippi State (MSU leads 3-0) Year W/L 1999 L 2000 L 2008 L At Murfreesboro: 0-0

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n The Blue Raiders will host their first-ever SEC opponent when Mississippi State visits Floyd Stadium in 2009.

Western Kentucky (MT leads 30-28-1) Year W/L 1914 W 1915 W 1921 W 1922 L 1924 L 1925 T 1928 L 1929 L 1930 L 1931 L 1932 L 1933 L 1934 L 1935 W 1936 W 1939 L 1940 L 1941 L 1952 L 1953 W 1954 L 1955 W 1956 W 1957 W 1958 W 1959 W 1960 L 1961 W 1962 W 1963 L 1964 W 1965 W 1966 W 1967 W 1968 L 1969 L 1970 W 1971 W 1972 W 1973 L 1974 L 1975 L 1976 L 1977 W 1978 L 1979 L 1980 L 1981 W 1982 W

Score 47-0 47-0 15-7 31-0 44-0 7-7 19-0 19-0 13-7 12-0 21-7 32-0 14-0 7-0 9-0 26-2 13-0 15-7 33-19 13-0 7-6 25-13 7-6 26-7 10-7 37-2 20-13 14-6 17-0 16-6 9-0 21-0 33-9 16-14 43-2 28-14 17-13 27-13 21-17 42-8 36-10 24-10 38-7 21-19 54-0 17-12 30-15 31-17 31-16

Site H A H A H H H A A A H A H H A H A H A H A H A H H H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A

1983 W 1984 W 1985 W 1987 L 1988 W 1989 L 1990 W 1991 W 2007 L 2008 W At Murfreesboro: 18-12-1

26-7 H 45-24 A 41-9 H 28-16 A 13-10 H 31-16 A 20-7 H 23-21 A 17-20 H 21-10 A At Bowling Green: 12-16

Florida Atlantic (Tied 3-3) Year W/L 2003 L 2004 L 2005 W 2006 W 2007 L 2008 W At Murfreesboro: 2-2

Score 20-19 27-20 35-14 35-14 14-27 14-13 At Miami: 1-1

Site H H A H A H

Florida International (Tied 2-2) Year W/L 2005 L 2006 W 2007 W 2008 L At Murfreesboro: 2-0

Score 35-31 7-6 47-6 21-31 At Miami: 0-2

Site A H H A

Louisiana-Lafayette (ULL leads 6-4) Year W/L 1999 L 2000 W 2001 W 2002 W 2003 L 2004 L 2005 L 2006 W 2007 L 2008 L At Murfreesboro: 2-3

Score Site 45-31 A 41-38 (2ot) H 26-9 A 48-35 H 57-51 (4ot) H 24-17 A 13-10 H 34-20 A 24-34 H 28-42 A At Lafayette: 2-3

Arkansas State (MT leads 8-2) Year W/L 1948 W 1949 W 2001 W 2002 L 2003 W 2004 W 2005 W 2006 W 2007 W 2008 L At Murfreesboro: 5-0

Score Site 14-7 H 25-12 A 54-6 H 13-7 A 24-14 A 45-17 H 45-7 H 38-10 A 24-7 H 14-31 A At Jonesboro: 3-2

Louisiana-Monroe (MT leads 7-2) Year W/L 1999 L 2000 W 2001 W 2002 W 2004 W 2005 L 2006 W 2007 W 2008 W At Murfreesboro: 4-1

Score Site 10-0 A 28-0 H 38-20 A 44-28 H 37-24 H 34-31 H 35-21 A 43-40 A 24-21 H At Monroe: 3-1

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n clemson

September 5 at Death Valley Clemson, SC l 5 PM l ESPN360, CSS (delay)

DABO SWINNEY Head Coach

Quick Facts Location: Clemson, SC Enrollment: 17,585 Nickname: Tigers Colors: Orange and Purple Conference: ACC President: James F. Barker Athletics Director: Dr. Terry Don Phillips Stadium: Clemson Memorial (81,500) 2008 Record: 7-6 (4-4) Head Coach: Dabo Swinney (Alabama, ‘93) Record at School (years): 4-3 (1)

Career Record (years): 4-3 (1) Media Contact: Tim Bourret Office Phone: 864.656.1926 Cell Phone: 864.356.3791 Fax: 864.656.0299 E-Mail: btimoth@clemson.edu Press Box Phone: 864.654.3326 Web site: clemsontigers.com Starters Returning/Lost: 15/9 Lettermen Returning/Lost: 53/25 Series Record: Clemson leads 1-0

Schedule 9.5 9.10 9.19 9.26 10.3 10.17 10.24 10.31 11.7 11.14 11.21 11.28

Middle Tennessee at Georgia Tech Boston College TCU at M aryland Wake Forest at Miami (FL) Coasta l Carolina Florida State at N.C. State Virginia at South Carolina

Quick Facts Location: Memphis, TN Enrollment: 20,379 Nickname: Tigers Colors: Royal Blue and Gray Conference: C-USA President: Dr. Shirley Raines Athletics Director: R.C. Johnson Stadium: Liberty Bowl (61,000) 2008 Record: 6-7 (4-4) Head Coach: Tommy West (Tennessee, ‘76) Record at School (years): 47-51 (8)

Career Record (years): 82-86 (14) Media Contact: Jennifer Rodrigues Office Phone: 901.678.2397 Cell Phone: 901.734.9951 Fax: 901.678.4134 E-Mail: jmpowers@memphis.edu Press Box Phone: 901.272.0136 Web site: GoTigersGo.com Starters Returning/Lost: 15/12 Lettermen Returning/Lost: 49/23 Series Record: MT leads 13-7-1

Schedule 9.6 9.12 9.19 9.26 10.3 10.10 10.17 10.27 11.7 11.14 11.21 11.27

Ole Miss at Middle Tennessee UT-Martin Marshall at UCF UTEP at Southern Miss East Carolina at Tennessee UAB at Houston at Tulsa

Quick Facts Location: College Park, MD Enrollment: 35,102 Nickname: Terrapins, Terps Colors: Red, White, Black and Gold Conference: ACC President: Dr. C.D. Mote Jr. Athletics Director: Deborah A. Yow Stadium: Chevy Chase Bank Field (54,000) 2008 Record: 8-5 (4-4) Head Coach: Ralph Friedgen (Maryland, ‘70) Record at School (years): 64-36 (8)

Career Record (years): 64-36 (8) Media Contact: Shawn Nestor Office Phone: 301.314.7065 Cell Phone: 240.417.4862 Fax: 301.314.9094 E-Mail: snestor@umd.edu Press Box Phone: 301.405.7810 Web site: umterps.com Starters Returning/Lost: 12/14 Lettermen Returning/Lost: 39/20 Series Record: UM leads 2-1

Schedule 9.5 9.12 9.19 9.26 10.3 10.10 10.17 10.24 11.7 11.14 11.21 11.28

at California James Madison Middle Tennessee Rutgers Clemson at Wake Forest Virginia at Duke at N.C. State Virginia Tech at Florida State Boston College

ERIC CAPPER Media Contact

Quick Facts Location: Denton, TX Enrollment: 33,500 Nickname: Mean Green Colors: Green and White Conference: Sun Belt President: Dr. Gretchen M. Bataille Athletics Director: Rick Villarreal Stadium: Fouts Field (30,500) 2008 Record: 1-11 (0-7, 8th) Head Coach: Todd Dodge (Texas, ‘87) Record at School (years): 3-21 (2)

Career Record (years): 3-21 (2) Media Contact: Eric Capper Office Phone: 940.565.2476 Cell Phone: 940..367.0727 Fax: 940.565.3671 E-Mail: eric.capper@unt.edu Press Box Phone: 940.565.2476 Web site: MeanGreenSports.com Starters Returning/Lost: 18/6 Lettermen Returning/Lost: 47/18 Series Record: UNT leads 5-3

Schedule 9.3 9.12 9.19 9.26 10.10 10.17 10.24 10.31 11.7 11.14 11.21 11.28

at Ball State Ohio at Alabama Middle Tennessee at Louisiana-Lafayette Florida Atlantic at Troy Western Kentucky Louisiana-Monroe at Florida International Army at Arkansas State

RICKY HAZEL Media Contact

Quick Facts Location: Troy, AL Enrollment: 28,225 Nickname: Trojans Colors: Cardinal, Silver, and Black Conference: Sun Belt President: Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr. Athletics Director: Steve Dennis Stadium: Movie Gallery (30,000) 2008 Record: 8-5 (6-1, 1st) Head Coach: Larry Blakeney (Auburn, ‘70) Record at School (years): 144-73 (18)

Career Record (years): 144-73 (17) Media Contact: Ricky Hazel Office Phone: 334.670.3832 Cell Phone: 334.372.7032 Fax: 334.670.5665 E-Mail: jehazel@troy.edu Press Box Phone: 334.670.3229 Web site: troytrojans.com Starters Returning/Lost: 16/10 Lettermen Returning/Lost: 52/22 Series Record: MT leads 11-5

Schedule 9.3 9.12 9.19 9.26 10.6 10.17 10.24 10.31 11.7 11.14 11.21 11.28

at Bowling Green at Florida UAB at Arkansas State Middle Tennessee at FIU North Texas Louisiana-Monroe at Western Kentucky at Arkansas Florida Atlantic Louisiana-Lafayette

Quick Facts Location: Starkville, MS Enrollment: 17,824 Nickname: Bulldogs Colors: Maroon and White Conference: SEC President: Dr. Mark Keenum Athletics Director: Greg Byrne Stadium: Davis Wade (55,092) 2008 Record: 4-8 (2-6) Head Coach: Dan Mullen (Ursinus College, ‘94) Record at School (years): First

Career Record (years): First Media Contact: Joe Galbraith Office Phone: 662.325.2703 Cell Phone: 662.418.3970 Fax: 662.325.2563 E-Mail: jgalbraith@athletics.msstate.edu Press Box Phone: 662.325.3776 Web site: msstateathletics.com Starters Returning/Lost: 12/12 Lettermen Returning/Lost: 41/27 Series Record: MSU leads 3-0

Schedule 9.5 9.12 9.19 9.26 10.3 10.10 10.17 10.24 10.31 11.14 11.21 11.28

Jackson State at Auburn at Vanderbilt LSU Georgia Tech Houston at Middle Tennessee Florida at Kentucky Alabama at Arkansas Ole Miss

TIM BOURRET Media Contact

n memphis

September 12 at Floyd Stadium Murfreesboro, TN l 6:00 PM l TBA

TOMMY WEST Head Coach

JENNIFER RODRIGUES Media Contact

n maryland

September 19 at Chevy Chase Bank Field College Park, MD l 2:30 PM l ESPN360

RALPH FRIEDGEN Head Coach

SHAWN NESTOR Media Contact

n north texas

September 26 at Fouts Field Denton, TX l TBA

TODD DODGE Head Coach

n troy

October 6 at Movie Gallery Stadium Troy, AL l 7 PM l ESPN2

LARRY BLAKENEY Head Coach

n mississippi state

October 17 at Floyd Stadium Murfreesboro, TN l TBA l TBA

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n western kentucky

October 24 at Floyd Stadium Murfreesboro, TN l TBA l Sun Belt Network

DAVID ELSON Head Coach

Quick Facts Location: Bowling Green, KY Enrollment: 19,785 Nickname: Hilltoppers Colors: Red and White Conference: Sun Belt President: Dr. Gary Ransdell Athletics Director: Dr. Wood Selig Stadium: Houchens Ind.-L.T. Smith (22,113) 2008 Record: 2-10 Head Coach: David Elson (Butler, ‘94) Record at School (years): 39-32 (6)

Career Record (years): 39-32 (6) Media Contact: Chris Glowacki Office Phone: 270.745.5388 Cell Phone: 270.791.8499 Fax: 270.745.3444 E-Mail: chris.glowacki@wku.edu Press Box Phone: 270.745.6941 Web site: wkusports.com Starters Returning/Lost: 16/11 Lettermen Returning/Lost: 33/22 Series Record: MT leads 30-28-1

Schedule 9.5 9.12 9.19 9.26 10.10 10.17 10.24 10.31 11.7 11.14 11.28 12.5

at Tennessee South Florida Central Arkansas at Navy FIU Louisiana-Lafayette at Middle Tennessee at North Texas Troy at Louisiana-Monroe at Florida Atlantic Arkansas State

Quick Facts Location: Boca Raton, FL Enrollment: 27,000 Nickname: Owls Colors: Blue and Red Conference: Sun Belt President: Frank T. Brogan Athletics Director: Craig Angelos Stadium: Lockhart (20,450) 2008 Record: 7-6 (4-3 T3rd) Head Coach: Howard Schnellenberger (UK, ‘56) Record at School (years): 48-48 (8)

Career Record (years): 148-125-3 (24) Media Contact: Katrina McCormack Office Phone: 561.297.3163 Cell Phone: 561.251.5588 Fax: 561.297.3499 E-Mail: kmccormi@fau.edu Press Box Phone: 561.251.5588 Web site: fausports.com Starters Returning/Lost: 14/12 Lettermen Returning/Lost: 46/22 Series Record: Series tied 3-3

Schedule 9.5 9.19 9.26 10.3 10.17 10.24 10.31 11.7 11.14 11.21 11.28 12.5

at Nebraska at South Carolina Louisiana-Monroe Wyoming at North Texas at Louisiana-Lafayette Middle Tennessee at UAB Arkansas State at Troy Western Kentucky at FIU

BRIAN GOLDMAN Media Contact

Quick Facts Location: Miami, FL Enrollment: 38,000 Nickname: Golden Panthers Colors: Blue and Gold Conference: Sun Belt President: Dr. Mark B. Rossenberg Athletics Director: Pete Garcia Stadium: FIU (18,000) 2008 Record: 5-7 (3-4, T5th) Head Coach: Mario Cristobal (Miami, ‘93) Record at School (years): 6-18 (2)

Career Record (years): 6-18 (2) Media Contact: Brian Goldman Office Phone: 305.348.1496 Cell Phone: 412.897.0760 Fax: 305.348.2963 E-Mail: bgoldman@fiu.edu Press Box Phone: 305.348.5060 Web site: fiuisports.com Starters Returning/Lost: 32/8 Lettermen Returning/Lost: 55/16 Series Record: Series Tied 2-2

Schedule 9.12 9.19 9.26 10.3 10.10 10.17 10.24 10.31 11.7 11.14 11.21 12.5

at Alabama at Rutgers Toledo at Louisiana-Monroe at Western Kentucky Troy at Arkansas State Louisiana-Lafayette at Middle Tennessee North Texas at Florida Florida Atlantic

DARYL CETNAR Media Contact

Quick Facts Location: Lafayette, LA Enrollment: 15,035 Nickname: Ragin’ Cajuns Colors: Vermillion and White Conference: Sun Belt President: Dr. E. Joseph Savoie Athletics Director: David Walker Stadium: Cajun Field (31,000) 2008 Record: 6-6 (5-2 2nd) Head Coach: Rickey Bustle (Clemson, ‘76) Record at School (years): 32-50 (7)

Career Record (years): 32-50 (6) Media Contact: Daryl Cetnar Office Phone: 337.482.6331 Cell Phone: 337.654.6923 Fax: 337.482.6649 E-Mail: sportsinfo@louisiana.edu Press Box Phone: 337.851.2255 Web site: ragincajuns.com Starters Returning/Lost: 19/7 Lettermen Returning/Lost: 50/16 Series Record: ULL leads 6-4

Schedule 9.5 9.12 9.19 9.26 10.10 10.17 10.24 10.31 11.7 11.14 11.21 11.28

Southern Kansas State at LSU at Nebraska North Texas at Western Kentucky Florida Atlantic at FIU at Arkansas State at Middle Tennessee Louisiana-Monroe Troy

Quick Facts Location: Jonesboro, AR Enrollment: 11,490 Nickname: Red Wolves Colors: Scarlet and Black Conference: Sun Belt Chancellor: Dr. Robert L. Potts Athletics Director: Dr. Dean Lee Stadium: ASU (30,406) 2008 Record: 6-6 (4-3, T3rd) Head Coach: Steve Roberts (Ouachita Baptist, ‘87) Record at School (years): 37-47 (7)

Career Record (years): 86-80-1 (15) Media Contact: Jerry Scott Office Phone: 870.972.3405 Cell Phone: 870.243.6021. Fax: 870.972.3367 E-Mail: jscott@astate.edu Press Box Phone: 870.972.2541 Web site: astateredwolves.com Starters Returning/Lost: 17/10 Lettermen Returning/Lost: 50/15 Series Record: MT leads 8-2

Schedule 9.5 9.12 9.26 10.3 10.13 10.24 10.31 11.7 11.14 11.21 11.28 12.3

Mississippi Valley State at Nebraska Troy at Iowa at Louisiana-Monroe FIU at Louisville Louisiana-Lafayette at Florida Atlantic at Middle Tennessee North Texas at Western Kentucky

Quick Facts Location: Monroe, LA Enrollment: 8,767 Nickname: Warhawks Colors: Maroon and Gold Conference: Sun Belt President: Dr. James Cofer, Sr. Athletics Director: Bobby Staub Stadium: Malone (30,427) 2008 Record: 4-8 (3-4, T5th) Head Coach: Charlie Weatherbie (Ok. St., ‘77) Record at School (years): 25-45 (6)

Career Record (years): 70-109 (16) Media Contact: Adam Prendergast Office Phone: 318.342.5463 Cell Phone: 318.953.4234 Fax: 318.342.5464 E-Mail: prendergast@ulm.edu Press Box Phone: 318.342.5471 Web site: ulmwarhawks.com Starters Returning/Lost: 16/9 Lettermen Returning/Lost: 40/19 Series Record: MT leads 7-2

Schedule 9.5 9.12 9.19 9.26 10.3 10.13 10.24 10.31 11.7 11.14 11.21 11.28

at Texas Texas Southern at Arizona State at Florida Atlantic FIU Arkansas State at Kentucky at Troy at North Texas Western Kentucky at Louisiana-Lafayette Middle Tennessee

CHRIS GLOWACKI Media Contact

n florida atlantic

October 31 at Lockhart Stadium Boca Raton, FL l TBA

HOWARD KATRINA MCCORMACK SCHNELLENBERGER Media Contact Head Coach

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November 7 at Floyd Stadium Murfreesboro, TN l TBA

MARIO CRISTOBAL Head Coach

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November 14 at Floyd Stadium Murfreesboro, TN l TBA l Sun Belt Network

RICKEY BUSTLE Head Coach

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November 21 at Floyd Stadium Murfreesboro, TN l TBA

STEVE ROBERTS Head Coach

JERRY SCOTT Media Contact

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November 28 at Malone Stadium Monroe, LA l TBA l Sun Belt Network

CHARLIE WEATHERBIE ADAM PRENDERGAST Head Coach Media Contact

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While there are 31 NCAA conferences that sponsor multiple sports, the Sun Belt is one of only 11 to participate in the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) and Football Bowl Subdivision. The Sun Belt was formed in 1976, with six members competing in four men’s sports, and today comprises 13 institutions of higher learning sponsoring 19 championship sports for men and women. The Sun Belt Conference enters its 34th season in 2009-10 with a proud history of athletic and academic success. The conference sponsors 10 women’s sports - basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball; and nine men’s sports – baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, swimming and diving, tennis, and indoor and outdoor track and field. Each of the 19 sports has seen numerous team and individual accomplishments, and nearly every Sun Belt Conference school is graduating student-athletes at a rate higher than the student body. All SBC schools are committed to excellence, and facility upgrades and expansions are taking place on every campus.

WRIGHT WATERS Commissioner

BERT CARTER Associate Commissioner

KATHY KEENE Associate Commissioner

W 26 15 16 31 30 27 26 24 7 7

L 9 11 12 24 24 27 28 30 19 21

Pct. .743 .576 .571 .564 .555 .500 .481 .444 .269 .250

L 372 497 348 431 428 346 48 59

T 28 34 27 34 37 8 0 0

n all-time overall records Team Middle Tennessee Louisiana-Lafayette Troy North Texas Arkansas State Louisiana-Monroe Florida Atlantic Florida International

JOHN MCELWAIN Associate Commissioner

BRYANT CARTER Assistant Commissioner

W 510 472 470 465 403 263 48 21

Player of the Year: Tyrell Fenroy (ULL, Sr., RB #32) Off. Player of the Year: Michael Desormeaux (ULL, Sr., QB, #6) Defensive Player of the Year: Alex Carrington (ASU, Jr., DE, #98) Newcomer of the Year: Levi Brown (Troy, Jr., QB, #12) Freshman of the Year: T.Y. Hilton (FIU, Fr., WR/KR/PR, #4) Coach of the Year: Larry Blakeney (Troy) First Team All-Conference Offense Michael Desormeaux (ULL, Sr., QB, #6) Reggie Arnold (ASU, Jr., RB, #2) Tyrell Fenroy (ULL, Sr., RB #32) Casey Fitzgerald (North Texas, Sr., WR, #87) Jerrel Jernigan (Troy, So., WR, #3) Zeek Zacharie (ULM, Sr., TE, #15) Matt Mandich (ASU, Sr., OL, #63) Brad Bustle (ULL, Jr., OL #75) Chris Fisher (ULL, Jr., OL #79) Chris Jamison (Troy, Sr., OT, #65) Dion Small (Troy, Sr., OT, #74) First Team All-Conference Defense Alex Carrington (ASU, Jr., DE, #98) Jervonte Jackson (FAU, R-Sr, DL, #92) Brandon Lang (Troy, Jr., DE, #91) Cameron Sheffield (Troy, Jr., DE, #90) Frantz Joseph (FAU, R-Sr., LB, #56) Cardia Jackson (ULM, Jr., LB, #51) Boris Lee (Troy, Jr., LB, #2) Corey Small (FAU, R-Sr., DB, #26) Anthony Gaitor (FIU, SO., DB, #7) Terence Moore (Troy, Sr., DB, #20) Sherrod Martin (Troy, Sr., DB, #6) First Team All-Conference Specialists Josh Arauco (ASU, Jr., K, #89) Truman Spencer (North Texas, Sr., P, #25) T.Y. Hilton (FIU, Fr., Return Specialist, #4) T.Y. Hilton (FIU, Fr., All Purpose, #4)

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Wright Waters.................................................................Commissioner Bert Carter...............................................Associate Commissioner/CFO Kathy Keene................................ Associate Commissioner/Compliance Rick Mello...................Associate Commissioner/Sports Administration John McElwain.................... Associate Commissioner/Communications Bryant Carter............... Assistant Commissioner/Sports Administration Travis Llewellyn....................Assistant Commissioner/Electronic Media Melissa Kristofak........................................ Director of Media Relations Chauntrell Shelby.......................................Chief Administrative Officer Samantha Newman......................................Media Relations Assistant Don Lucas............................................ Coordinator of Football Officials

TRAVIS LLEWELLYN Electronic Media

MELISSA KRISTOFAK Director of Media Relations

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n all-time sbc records Team Troy New Mexico State Florida Atlantic Middle Tennessee North Texas Arkansas State Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Monroe Idaho Florida International

RICK MELLO Associate Commissioner

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Second Team All-Conference Offense Corey Leonard (ASU, Jr., QB, #1) Charles Pierre (FAU, R-Sr., RB, #20) DuJuan Harris (Troy, So., RB, #32) T.Y. Hilton (FIU, FR., WR, #4) Jason Chery (ULL, Sr., WR, #5) David Johnson (ASU, Sr., TE, #85) Jamari Grant (FAU, R-Jr, TE, #87) Mark Clemons (ASU, Sr., OL, #64) Nick Paris (FAU, R-Sr, C, #68) John Rizzo (FAU, Sr, RT, #71) Brad Serini (FIU, SO., C, #76) Larry Shappley (ULM, Sr., OL, #76) Second Team All-Conference Defense Quentin Newman (FIU, SR., DE, #54) Trevor Jenkins (MT, Sr., DT, #97) Aaron Morgan (ULM, Jr., DE, #9) Dion Gales (Troy, Sr., DT, #98) Ben Owens (ASU, Sr., LB, #40) Bear Woods (Troy, Jr., LB, #48) Tobe Nwigwe (North Texas, Jr., LB, #44) Derik Keyes (ULL, Sr., DB, #20) Josh Thompson (ULM, Jr., DB, #28) Jeremy Kellem (MT, So., S, #20) Tavares Williams (Troy, Sr., DB, #15) Second Team All-Conference Specialists Sam Glusman (Troy, Jr., PK, #38) Carlos Munera (FIU, JR., P, #34) Kevin Jones (ASU, Sr., Return Specialist, #6) Jason Chery (ULL, Sr., All Purpose #5) Honorable Mention Selections: J.T. Jordan (ASU, Jr., TE, #87), Dominique Williams (ASU, Sr., CB, #8), Scott Bryant (FIU, JR., LB, #44), Paul McCall (FIU, JR., QB, #12), Jonathan Decoster (ULL, So., OL #73), Antwyne Zanders (ULL, Sr., LB #41), Kinsmon Lancaster (ULM, Sr., QB, #7), Anthony McCall (ULM, Fr., WR, #83), Joe Craddock (MT, Sr., QB, #12), Ivon Hickmon (MT, Sr., LB, #27), Cam Montgomery (North Texas, Jr., RB, #26), Craig Robertson (North Texas, So., LB, #42), Kennard Burton (Troy, Sr., WR, #9), Steve McLendon (Troy, Sr., DT, #92)


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2001 FINAL SUN BELT CONFERENCE STANDINGS

Conference Overall W-L Pct. Pts. Opp. W-L Pct. Pts. $#North Texas 5-1 .833 200 104 5-6 .455 255 #Middle Tennessee 5-1 .833 248 152 8-3 .727 408 New Mexico State 4-2 .667 209 163 5-7 .417 286 UL Lafayette 2-4 .333 163 192 3-8 .273 234 Arkansas State 2-4 .333 90 194 2-9 .182 177 UL Monroe 2-4 .333 105 152 2-9 .182 148 Idaho 1-5 .167 234 292 1-10 .091 313 # = co-champions $ = New Orleans Bowl representative

Opp. 248 286 400 365 357 351 495

H 3-1 5-0 2-2 2-3 2-4 1-4 1-4

A 2-4 3-3 3-5 1-5 0-5 1-5 0-6

N 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Opp. H A N 192 328 5-0 2-5 0-0 361 4-3 2-4 0-0 332 3-2 1-6 0-0 451 352 3-2 0-7 0-0 428

2003 FINAL SUN BELT CONFERENCE STANDINGS

Conference Overall W-L Pct. Pts. Opp. W-L Pct. Pts. *^North Texas 7-0 1.000 237 142 9-4 .692 358 Louisiana-Lafayette 4-3 .571 225 228 4-8 .333 266 Middle Tennessee 4-3 .571 213 204 4-8 .333 332 Arkansas State 3-4 .429 131 273 5-7 .417 242 Utah State 3-4 .429 193 136 3-9 .250 264 Idaho 3-4 .429 191 171 3-9 .250 248 New Mexico State 2-5 .286 154 172 3-9 .250 262 Louisiana-Monroe 1-6 .143 180 249 1-11 .083 239 * = Sun Belt Champion ^ = New Orleans Bowl representative

Opp. 285 415 375 401 315 314 341 467

H 5-0 3-3 2-4 4-1 3-2 1-4 2-3 0-5

A 4-3 1-5 2-4 1-6 0-7 2-5 1-6 1-6

N 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

A 3-3 2-4 1-5 2-4 1-5 1-6 1-5 1-6 1-7

N 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1

2004 FINAL SUN BELT CONFERENCE STANDINGS

Conference Overall W-L Pct. Pts. Opp. W-L Pct. Pts. *^North Texas 7-0 1.000 251 153 7-5 .583 309 Troy 5-2 .714 197 96 7-5 .583 286 New Mexico State 4-3 .571 187 182 5-6 .455 273 Louisiana-Monroe 4-3 .571 153 172 5-6 .455 211 Middle Tennessee 4-4 .500 202 190 5-6 .455 269 Arkansas State 3-4 .429 136 185 3-8 .273 215 Louisiana-Lafayette 2-5 .286 145 167 4-7 .364 242 Utah State 2-5 .286 124 181 3-8 .273 184 Idaho 2-5 .286 154 218 3-9 .250 245 * = Sun Belt Champion ^ = New Orleans Bowl representative

Opp. 358 200 355 303 293 365 272 333 473

H 4-1 5-0 4-1 3-1 4-1 2-2 3-2 2-2 1-1

2005 FINAL SUN BELT CONFERENCE STANDINGS

Conference Overall W-L Pct. Pts. Opp. W-L Pct. Pts. #^Arkansas State 5-2 .714 182 163 6-6 .500 294 #Louisiana-Lafayette 5-2 .714 203 161 6-5 .545 286 #Louisiana-Monroe 5-2 .714 194 186 5-6 .455 239 Florida International 3-4 .429 172 191 5-6 .455 257 Middle Tennessee 3-4 .429 176 124 4-7 .364 210 Troy 3-4 .429 100 121 4-7 .364 175 Florida Atlantic 2-5 .286 109 179 2-9 .182 148 North Texas 2-5 .286 131 142 2-9 .182 157 # = Tri-Champions ^ = New Orleans Bowl representative

Opp. 303 304 339 323 206 255 339 346

H 5-1 3-2 2-3 4-1 1-4 3-2 1-3 0-5

2006 FINAL SUN BELT CONFERENCE STANDINGS

Conference Overall W-L Pct. Pts. Opp. W-L Pct. Pts. Opp. H A N #$Troy 6-1 .857 177 136 8-5 .615 296 289 4-1 3-4 1-0 #^Middle Tennessee 6-1 .857 204 92 7-6 .538 296 302 3-2 4-3 0-1 Arkansas State 4-3 .571 126 143 6-6 .500 182 289 3-2 3-4 0-0 Florida Atlantic 4-3 .571 129 100 5-7 .417 181 299 3-2 2-5 0-0 Louisiana-Lafayette 3-4 .429 126 151 6-6 .500 248 296 3-3 3-3 0-0 Louisiana-Monroe 3-4 .429 162 113 4-8 .333 262 267 2-3 2-5 0-0 North Texas 2-5 .286 76 147 3-9 .250 154 304 2-3 1-6 0-0 Florida International 0-7 .000 54 172 0-12 .000 115 313 0-5 0-7 0-0 # = co-champions $ = New Orleans Bowl representative ^ = Motor City Bowl representative

2002 FINAL SUN BELT CONFERENCE STANDINGS

Conference Overall W-L Pct. Pts. Opp. W-L Pct. Pts. *^North Texas 6-0 1.000 159 59 8-5 .615 249 New Mexico State 5-1 .833 177 160 7-5 .583 327 Arkansas State 3-3 .500 125 109 6-7 .462 259 Middle Tennessee 2-4 .333 158 151 4-8 .333 297 Louisiana-Monroe 2-4 .333 140 176 3-9 .250 236 Louisiana-Lafayette 2-4 .333 117 178 3-9 .250 203 Idaho 1-5 .167 123 166 2-10 .167 285 * = Sun Belt Champion ^ = New Orleans Bowl representative

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2007 FINAL SUN BELT CONFERENCE STANDINGS

#$Florida Atlantic #Troy Middle Tennessee Louisiana-Monroe Arkansas State Louisiana-Lafayette North Texas Florida International # = co-champions

Conference Overall W-L Pct. Pts. Opp. W-L Pct. Pts. 6-1 .857 253 185 8-5 .615 405 6-1 .857 255 106 8-4 .667 408 4-3 .571 207 187 5-7 .417 308 4-3 .571 176 166 6-6 .500 282 3-4 .429 161 187 5-7 .417 291 3-4 .429 205 237 3-9 .250 285 1-6 .143 161 251 2-10 .167 298 1-6 .143 149 248 1-11 .083 181 $ = New Orleans Bowl representative

N 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

H 3-2 4-1 2-3 3-2 5-0 1-5 2-3 1-4

A 4-3 4-3 3-4 3-4 0-7 2-4 0-7 0-7

N 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

A 3-4 2-5 2-5 2-5 2-4 1-6 1-5 1-6

N 0-1 0-0 2-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0

2008 FINAL SUN BELT CONFERENCE STANDINGS

Conference W-L Pct. Pts. Opp. ^*Troy 6-1 .857 252 117 ^Louisiana-Lafayette 5-2 .714 254 224 ^Florida Atlantic 4-3 .571 216 192 ^Arkansas State 4-3 .571 182 170 Florida International 3-4 .429 215 222 Middle Tennessee 3-4 .429 170 182 Louisiana-Monroe 3-4 .429 210 214 North Texas 0-7 .000 134 312 ^ = Bowl Eligible * = Sun Belt Champion

W-L 8-5 6-6 7-6 6-6 5-7 5-7 4-8 1-11

Overall Pct. Pts. .615 426 .500 397 .538 326 .500 324 .417 296 .417 274 .333 284 .083 240

Opp. 277 404 373 285 340 299 374 571

H 5-0 4-1 3-1 4-1 3-2 4-1 3-2 0-5

n sbc records held by the blue raiders INDIVIDUAL

Yards Per Rush - Season 1. 7.3 by ReShard Lee, 2001 (108-790) Rushing Touchdowns - Game 1. 5 by Phillip Tanner vs UNT, 2008 Rushing Touchdowns - Season 1. 20 by Dwone Hicks, 2001 Completion Percentage - Season 1. 72.6 by Wes Counts, 2001 (188-259)

A 1-4 3-3 3-3 1-5 3-3 1-5 1-6 2-4

Opp. 432 295 339 332 331 430 541 469

Pass Efficiency - Season 1. 166.6 by Wes Counts, 2001 Yards Per Catch - Game 1. 37.4 by Kerry Wright vs NMSU, 2003 Most Points - Game 1. 36 by Phillip Tanner vs UNT, 2008 Most Points - Season 1. 148 by Dwone Hicks, 2001

Most Touchdowns - Game 1. 6 by Phillip Tanner vs UNT, 2008 Most Touchdowns - Season 1. 24 by Dwone Hicks, 2001 PAT Kicks Attempted & Made - Game 1. 10 by Brian Kelly vs Idaho, 2001 Longest Punt 1. 79 by Colby Smith vs FIU, 2006 Yards Per Kick Return - Season 1. 28.8 by Damon Nickson, 2006 Kickoff Return TDs - Season 1. 2 by Damon Nickson, 2006 Interceptions - Game 1. 4 by Damon Nickson vs ULL, 2006 Passes Defended - Season 1. 18 by Jykine Bradley, 2001

Most Points Per Game - Season 1. 13.5 by Dwone Hicks, 2001

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CANNON Wide Receiver/5-10/181/r-Senior Memphis, TN Whitehaven High School

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“Coach Stock has given me the opportunity to play the sport I love while also receiving an education from a great University. My time here has helped me mature and grow as a person. I am very fortunate to be a Blue Raider.”

MATURITY 2009: Was limited in spring drills but practiced every day except for the two full contact three snaps against FIU, seven at Maryland, and three in win over Tennessee Tech … scrimmages … Is expected to be full-go when camp opens in August. Also had an 11-yard reception against TTU … Did not play against Oklahoma, North Texas, or Louisville due to an injury … Came back against Louisiana-Monroe with four 2008: Played in just two games before suffering a season-ending knee injury … Ended snaps but did not record a reception … Was in on two plays at Louisiana-Lafayette … the year with six catches for 68 yards … Was in on a total of 58 snaps … Earned three Did not play in win over FAU and was in on one play at ASU … Played a season-high 19 winning grades from the coaches … Voted the most improved wide receiver in strength snaps against South Carolina … Had an eight-yard catch in Motor City Bowl against and conditioning during the spring … Collected a Central Michigan. personal-best five receptions in season opener against Career Statistics Troy … Reeled in a 30-yard catch on the opening Receiving G Rec. Yds. Avg. LG TD 2005: Made his first collegiate reception against Akron drive against Maryland and suffered a season-end- 2005 … Did not play at Vanderbilt due to a foot injury and 2 1 3 3.0 3 0 ing knee injury … Ended his junior campaign with 2006 did not see any action the rest of the year … Traveled 7 2 19 9.5 11 0 six receptions. to all games. 2007 12 15 157 10.5 49 0 2008 2 6 68 11.3 30 0 2007: Played in all 12 games and finished with a Total High School: Named a three-star recruit by Max 23 24 247 10.3 49 0 career-best 15 receptions … Had 256 snaps played on Emfinger ... Posted nearly 2,000 yards receiving durthe season with a high of 32 against WKU … Earned six winning grades from the coach- ing his career at Whitehaven ... Tallied 750 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior to earn ing staff … Collected two receptions for 27 yards in the Blue-White game … Caught honorable mention all-state honors by the Associated Press ... Named all-Shelby-Metro a career-best (at the time) two passes at FAU and added his first collegiate touchdown by the Commercial Appeal and all-region by the coaches ... Averaged 20.0 yards on kickoff when he returned a blocked punt 32 yards in the fourth quarter … Named Special Teams and punt returns in 2004 ... Participated in the AXA Liberty Bowl All-Star game ... Clocked Captain for the Louisville contest … Played 23 snaps against the Cardinals but did not at 4.4 in the 40-yard dash coming out of high school ... Also ran track for Whitehaven, record a reception … Had a catch for five yards at LSU … Registered one reception for where he was all-region in the 110 hurdles ... Recruited by Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, five yards against WKU … Tallied two catches for 33 yards in home win over FIU and Memphis, Arkansas State, Texas Tech, and Bowling Green. also had two receptions against Virginia … Did not have a catch at Memphis … Had a career long 49-yard reception against Arkansas State for his lone catch … Blocked his Full Name: Michael Aaron Cannon … Parent: Sereta Stanley ... Born: 12/1/86 … first career punt and recovered it against North Texas to go along with one reception Major: Physical Education. … Had one reception against ULL to go along with a seven-yard run … Recorded two CAREER HIGHS – Most Pass Receptions 5 vs Troy, 2008; Most Yards Receiving 49 vs catches in season finale at Troy. Arkansas State, 2007; Longest Reception 49 vs Arkansas State, 2007; Most TD Receptions 0; Blocked Kicks 1 vs North Texas (punt) 2006: Played in seven total games and had two receptions for 19 yards … Hauled in three receptions for 23 yards for the Blue team in the Blue-White Spring Game … Played

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“My time at MT has taught me responsibility, dedication, and hard work. I have been pushed to be the very best I could be and I will always be grateful. Being a part of this program has been incredible and I am glad to have played in this era.”

DEDICATION 2009: Won the Iron Man title for the Combo Group following spring practice.

ULL and ended the season with seven stops at Troy.

2008: Named third team All-Sun Belt by Phil Steele … Played in all 12 games and had 11 starts … Turned in his best season as a Blue Raider with a team-high 89 tackles (coaches had him with 117 tackles) … Also added 11.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, an interception, two forced fumbles, and three pass breakups … Had 18 winning grades from the coaches to rank second on the team (11 defense, 7 special teams) … Played 872 total snaps on the season to lead all linebackers and rank third on the defense … Registered four Career Statistics tackles and forced a fumble in season opener against Troy … Collected three stops in win over Maryland to Tackles G UA A Tot. go along with his first career interception that setup a 2006 11 15 11 26 Blue Raider touchdown … Had nine tackles against 2007 12 37 18 55 Kentucky while playing 100 total snaps … Led the 2008 12 62 27 89 Blue Raiders with eight stops at Arkansas State to go Total 35 114 56 170 along with a tackle for loss … Played a solid game in win over FAU with 10 tackles (career-best nine solo stops), a sack, two tackles for loss, and two pass breakups … Added nine tackles, a forced fumble, and a pass breakup at FIU while pacing all linebackers with 60 snaps … Had a career-high 12 tackles, including two for loss of yards at Louisville … Led the Blue Raiders with nine tackles, a sack, and two tackles for loss in win over ULM … Had nine tackles, a sack, and 1.5 tackles for loss at WKU … Turned in 10 tackles and a career-best three tackles for loss against Louisiana.

2006: Played in 11 games as a true freshman and collected 26 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, and one sack … Did not see any action in opener against FIU … Played in his first collegiate game at Maryland with eight snaps on special teams and one on defense … Registered four stops in win over Tennessee Tech and earned a “winning performance” from the coaching staff on special teams and defense … Was in on 38 plays at Oklahoma and tallied four tackles en route to being just one of six defensive players to earn a “winning performance” … Turned in a career performance at Arkansas State with Sacks TFL FR INT a team-leading 10 tackles, his first career sack, and two 1-9 3.5-15 0 0 tackles for loss … Did not play at South Carolina due to a foot injury … Added two stops against Central 2-15 5-20 0 0 3.0-20 11.5-37 0 1-25 Michigan in the Motor City Bowl. 6-44 20-72 0 1-25 High School: Helped lead Woodstock to the playoffs for the first time in school history in 2005 ... Tallied 137 total tackles including 110 solo stops his senior year to go along with 13 tackles for loss, five sacks, two interceptions, four forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries ... Also had 381 rushing yards and seven touchdowns as the starting fullback ... Was honorable mention all-state by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and named honorable mention AJC Super 11 ... Voted the Region 6-AAAAA Defensive Player of the Year while also being named Defensive Player of the Year by the Cherokee Tribune and the Cherokee Ledger News ... The Cherokee Gridiron Club named him the Player of the Year in 2005 2007: Played in all 12 games and earned 10 starts … Finished third on the team with while also honoring him with the Iron Man award ... Named to the GACA North-South 55 tackles to go along with 5.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, a pass breakup, and a forced All-Star game where he was the starting linebacker ... Listed in Who’s Who Among fumble … Led all linebackers with 687 snaps played including a high of 97 against National High School Students ULM and also paced the unit with seven winning grades from the coaches … Named the Most Dependable Linebacker in the spring while also earning the Most Improved Full Name: Danny Ray Carmichael ... Parents: Dan and Robyn Carmichael ... Born: Strength Training award for the linebackers … Made his first collegiate start at FAU 5/24/88 … Major: Physical Education. and had two tackles and a pass breakup … Registered six stops and a tackle for loss at Louisville while collecting five tackles at LSU … Led the Blue Raiders with five stops against FIU to go along with a sack … Had three tackles including a sack against Virginia CAREER HIGHS – Most Tackles 12 vs Louisville, 2008; Most Solo Tackles 9 vs FAU, … Shared the team lead with seven tackles at Memphis including a tackle for loss and ULM, 2008; Most Tackles for Loss 3 vs ULL, 2008; Most QB Sacks 1, five times; Forced a forced fumble that led to a Blue Raider touchdown … Tallied five solo tackles against Fumbles 1 vs Memphis, 2007; Troy, FIU, 2008; Pass Breakups 2 vs FAU, 2008; Interceptions 1 vs Maryland, 2008

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DEFATTA Punter/5-10/185/r-Senior Franklin, TN Franklin High School

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“Football has taught me dedication, teamwork, and accountability, and I believe my time under Coach Stock has prepared me for whatever challenges I will face in life. Academically, you can not ask for a better university and environment.”

ACCOUNTABILITY 2009: Earned the Dr. Sidney McPhee senior academic award at the conclusion of spring inside the UVA 20-yard line to go along with a 40.0-yard average … Put two of his four drills. punts inside the 15-yard line against Memphis … Placed three of his four punts inside the 15-yard line against Arkansas State … Averaged a career-best 47.2 yards on eight 2008: Served as the team’s punter in all 12 games … Had a 40.9-yard average on 62 punts and placed four inside the 15-yard line including three at the 1-yard line against punts and placed 13 inside the 20-yard line … Also had nine punts of more than 50 North Texas to set up two safeties … Also hit a 39-yard field goal versus the Mean yards … Had three winning grades from the coaches … Voted the most improved Green … Had a 41.5-yard average on four punts against ULM while also adding a career specialist in strength and conditioning during the long 47-yard field goal … Registered the third-best spring … Averaged 40.2 yards a punt against Troy and Career Statistics single-game punting average when he boomed seven had a long of 52 yards … Had a 42.0-yard average on Punting No. Yds. Avg. Long TB FC In-20 attempts for a 53.0-yard average against ULL … He four punts against Maryland while also completing a 2007 73 2987 40.9 70 7 20 28 also had three of his seven attempts downed inside 62 2534 40.9 71 5 2 13 the 20-yard line … Connected with a career-best 28-yard pass on a fake punt to Alvin Ingle … Earned 2008 Sun Belt Conference Special Teams Player of the Week Total 135 5521 40.9 71 12 22 41 70-yard punt at Troy. honors for his play against the Terps … Punted four FG FGM-A 1-29 30-39 40-49 50+ LG Blk times for a 45.2-yard average and placed one inside 2007 4-6 1-1 2-3 1-2 0-0 47 0 2006: Transferred to Middle Tennessee. the 20-yard line against Arkansas State … Had two OB punts downed inside the 20-yard line in win over FAU Kickoffs No. Yds. Avg. TB 2005: Made 1 of 3 field goal attempts as a freshman 12 701 58.4 0 0 … Placed four punts inside the 20-yard line against 2007 at Marshall University while connecting on 2 of 3 extra Louisville … Had a season-best 47.2-yard average points … Attempted one kickoff. on four punts against ULM to go along with a 64-yard boot … Turned in a 46.7-yard average at WKU while booming a career long 71-yard punt that tied for the fourth High School: Averaged 42.3 yards per punt during his prep career at Franklin High longest in school history. School under Coach Kurt Jones … Was all-Midstate in 2003 and 2004 … Helped Franklin to its first-ever state championship his senior year … A four-year letterwinner 2007: Named All-Sun Belt by Phil Steele Magazine … Started all 12 games as punter in football and soccer. and the last four games as the placekicker … Averaged 40.9 yards per punt and led the Sun Belt Conference with 28 punts placed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line … Full Name: David Robert DeFatta … Parents: Joe and Jodi DeFatta … Born: 2/8/87 Connected on 4 of 6 field goals including his last three in a row … Earned the starting … Major: Construction Management. job at punter and had eight attempts for an average of 36.0 per kick, and put two inside the 20-yard line … Punted just twice at Louisville for a 39.0 average, and one went CAREER HIGHS – Most Punts 9 vs Troy, 2007; Most Punting Yards 378 vs North Texas, inside the 20-yard line … Recorded a 52-yard punt at LSU … Hit a 56-yard punt in 2007; Longest Punt 71 vs WKU, 2008; Most Punts Inside 20 5 vs Virginia, 2007; Most FGs 1, four times; Long FG 47 vs ULM, 2007 win over FIU … Enjoyed a great game against Virginia by placing five of his eight punts

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“MT has provided me valuable life lessons that will define me forever. I owe a lot to the coaching staff as they have molded me from a boy to a man and taught me so much about teamwork, family, and being first class at everything I do.”

DELLE DONNE Wide Receiver/6-5/238/r-Senior Wilmington, DE Salesianum High School

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FIRST CLASS 2008: Saw action in all 12 games and earned three starts … Had a total of two catches on the season … His 225 snaps played led all tight ends … Voted the most improved tight end in strength and conditioning and most improved overall during the spring … Played a season-high 40 snaps against Troy … Made his first career reception against Kentucky for four yards … Caught one pass for two yards in win over FAU. 2007: Played in seven games as a tight end but did not have a reception … Completed 3 of 7 passes for 35 yards in the Blue-White game … Was moved to tight end at the end of fall camp … Played in his first collegiate game at tight end against WKU … Saw 13 snaps in the win over FIU, three against Virginia, and two in win over ASU.

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Rivals.com ... Scout.com rated Delle Donne the top signal-caller in Delaware and the 31stbest quarterback in the country ... Was a Prep Star magazine All-America selection ... Led Salesianum to a 9-2 record and a state semifinal berth his senior year ... Tabbed Delaware’s Gatorade Player of the Year in 2004 ... Was a first team all-state pick and the conference player of the year as a senior after throwing for 1,590 yards and 13 touchdowns ... Threw for 1,697 yards and 16 touchdowns in nine games as a junior and earned second team all-state honors ... Was a two-year team captain ... Passed for 5,011 yards and 38 touchdowns during Yds. Avg. LG TD his prep career ... Was an all-state and all-conference choice in basketball ... Led Salesianum in scoring and 6 3.0 4 0 rebounding during his sophomore and junior seasons, 6 3.0 4 0 helping them to a state runner-up finish in 2004 ... Member of the National Honor Society.

2006: Transferred from Duke University during the summer after taking a redshirt year Full Name: Eugene Anthony Delle Donne ... Parents: Ernest and Joan Delle Donne (father in 2005 ... Was eligible in 2007 due to NCAA transfer rules … Traveled with the team to played basketball at Columbia University) ... Born: 1/14/87 ... Major: History. Maryland and to the Motor City Bowl. CAREER HIGHS – Most Pass Receptions 1 vs Kentucky, FAU; Most Yards Receiving High School: Four-year letterman at Salesianum High School for Coach Bill Dinardo ... 4 vs Kentucky; Longest Reception 4 vs Kentucky Listed as the top pro-style quarterback in Delaware and the 22nd-best in the nation by

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Wide Receiver/5-8/160/Senior Greenville, FL Madison County High School

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“The football program has made me a tougher person, taught me about life, and put me on the right path to be successful. I am blessed to have come to a program that cares about the studentathlete first and pushes the value of an education.”

TOUGHNESS 2008: Played 11 games and had nine starts … His 464 snaps were second among the team with 277 rushing yards while adding 27 receptions (second on team) for 351 running backs … Earned 16 winning grades from the coaches with nine coming on yards … Scored eight total touchdowns with five on the ground and three through the special teams … Voted the most improved running back in strength and conditioning air … Finished the regular season by scoring a touchdown in six straight games … and most improved overall during the spring … Had a personal-best 18 carries for 60 Enjoyed a breakout game against Louisiana-Monroe with six receptions for 109 yards yards against Troy and recovered his first career fumble on special teams … Collected and a touchdown (a 54-yarder that was the game-winner) … On the game’s first play at three receptions for 106 yards and a touchdown (62 yards) against Kentucky … Had USC, Gee reeled in a career-long 73-yard pass for a touchdown … Had his first collegiate 144 all-purpose yards against FIU, including 120 yards on kickoff returns … Did not touchdown pass (15 yards to Stephen Chicola) at Troy … Collected a career-best nine play at Louisville due to a death in his family … Had receptions for 63 yards in Motor City Bowl against Central 141 all-purpose yards in win over ULM, including three Career Statistics Michigan and finished with 115 all-purpose yards. catches for 63 yards. Rushing G Att. Yds. Avg. LG TD High School: Named first team all-state in Class 2A by 2006 13 62 277 4.5 17 5 2007: Named first team All-Sun Belt for the second 2007 the Florida Sports Writers Association in 2003, 2004, 11 39 162 4.2 39 0 straight year as an all-purpose player … Also tabbed 2008 and 2005 ... Chosen as the Tallahassee Democrat’s All11 64 205 3.2 14 0 35 165 644 3.9 39 5 first team all-league by Rivals.com … Saw action in 11 Total Big Ben Offensive Player of the Year and selected as the games and tallied seven starts … Was second on the Receiving Rec. Yds. Avg. LG TD first team running back in 2005 after tallying more than team with 29 receptions for 382 yards and four touch- 2006 2,200 all-purpose yards (1,600 rushing) and scoring 37 27 351 13.0 73 3 downs while also adding 162 yards on the ground … 2007 touchdowns ... During his high school career at Madison 29 382 13.2 66 4 24 248 10.3 62 1 Led the team in all-purpose yards with 1,323 while 2008 County, Gee rushed for 6,000 yards and scored 87 touch80 981 12.3 73 8 serving as the primary punt and kickoff returner … Total downs ... Played for Coach Frankie Carroll ... Nickname Also led the Blue Raiders with 26 plays of 20 or more KO Ret was “Ping Pong” because of the way he bounced off No. Yds. Avg. LG TD yards … Played 420 snaps on the season and earned 2006 defenders ... Also ran track. 3 65 21.7 33 0 36 722 20.1 34 0 eight winning grades … Did not compete in spring 2007 28 544 19.4 37 0 practice while recovering from off-season surgery 2008 Full Name: Desmond Tavaras Gee ... Parents: Jerome Total 67 1331 19.9 37 0 … Registered seven kickoff returns for 160 yards at Calloway and the late Tonja Gee ... Born: 11/8/87 … Louisville (fourth most yardage in a single-game) … All-Purp. Rush Rec PR KR Tot Major: Physical Education. 277 351 119 65 812 Matched his career high with seven kickoff returns for 2006 162 382 57 722 1323 119 yards at LSU … Did not play against Virginia due 2007 CAREER HIGHS – Most Pass Receptions 9 vs Central 2008 205 248 0 544 997 to an ankle injury … Recorded four receptions for a Total 644 981 176 1331 3132 Michigan, 2006; Most Yards Receiving 139 vs ULM, personal-best 139 yards against ULM to go along with 2007; Longest Reception 73 vs South Carolina, 2006; two touchdowns … Finished with a career-high 203 Passing G A-C Pct. Yds. TD INT LG Most TD Receptions 2 vs ULM, 2007; Most Rushing 13 2-1 .500 15 1 0 15 all-purpose yards against ULM … Rushed eight times 2006 Attempts 18 vs Troy, 2008; Most Rushing Yards 71 vs for a career-best 71 yards against ULL. ULL, 2007; Most Rushing TDs 1, five times; Long Run 39 yards vs ULL, 2007; Most Kickoff Returns 7, twice; Most Kickoff Return Yards 160 2006: Named First Team All-Sun Belt Conference as an all-purpose player … Played yds vs Louisville, 2007; Long Kickoff Return 34 yards vs FIU, 2007; Most Punt Returns in all 13 games and earned three starts in his true freshman season … Was third on 3, three times; Most Punt Return Yards 39 yards vs C. Michigan, 2006

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HONEYCUTT Wide Receiver/5-9/170/r-Senior Pelham, AL Spain Park High School

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“The road to success has been paved with hard work, dedication, and perseverance. The coaching staff has provided me with a great example of how to carry myself through life.”

PERSEVERANCE 2008: Started all 12 games and shared the team lead with 51 receptions … Led all for 46 yards in win at ULM … Led the Blue Raiders with four receptions against ULL … receivers with 809 snaps played, including a season-best 80 against Troy … Had a Had two catches at Troy in the season finale. team-high 20 winning grades from the coaches (10 on special teams) … Voted the most improved wide receiver during the spring … Did not have a reception in opener against 2006: Was listed number two at the “B” receiver spot coming out of spring drills … Troy … Had two catches for 20 yards in win over Maryland … Hauled in a career-best Collected two receptions for 32 yards in the Blue-White Spring Game … Was off to 11 catches for 94 yards and a touchdown at Arkansas State (the 11 grabs were one shy a great start in preseason camp before suffering a knee injury and had to sit out the of the school record) … Registered nine receptions entire year. for a personal-best 113 yards and a touchdown in Career Statistics win over FAU … His 20 grabs in back-to-back games Receiving G Rec. Yds. Avg. LG TD 2005: Took a redshirt year. went down as the most by a Blue Raider in consecu- 2007 12 28 328 11.7 52 1 12 51 513 10.1 37 3 tive games in school history … Led the Blue Raiders 2008 High School: Earned all-OTM honors two years in a 24 79 841 10.6 52 4 with five catches against FIU … Completed his first Total row at Spain Park High School … Played in the Max career pass and it covered 39 yards and a touchdown Emfinger All-American game … Was also all-metro Passing G C-A Pct. Yds. TD INT LG to Phillip Tanner at Louisville … Also had three 2007 honorable mention two years in a row … Earned 12 0-2 .000 0 0 1 0 receptions for 26 yards … Turned in four receptions 2008 12 1-2 .500 39 1 1 39 all-state honors in track … Lettered in football, 24 1-4 .250 39 1 2 39 baseball, and track … Played football for Coach at Mississippi State … Led the Blue Raiders with four Total catches against ULM for 67 yards and a touchdown Vince Dilorencz. LG TD … Had seven receptions for 91 yards to lead the Blue Punt Ret. No. Yds. Avg. 2008 13 81 6.2 12 0 Raiders against North Texas. Full Name: Patrick Joseph Honeycutt … Parents: Tony and Leigh Ann Honeycutt … Born: 12/30/86 2007: Played 12 games and earned 10 starts in his first collegiate season … Was third on … Major: Construction Management. the team with 28 receptions for 328 yards and a touchdown … Led all receivers with 547 snaps played … Named the Most Dependable Wide Receiver at the conclusion of spring CAREER HIGHS – Most Pass Receptions 11 vs ASU, 2008; Most Yards Receiving 1 1 3 practice … In his first collegiate game at FAU, Honeycutt responded with a team-high vs FAU, 2008; Longest Reception 52 vs Louisville, 2007; Most TD Receptions 1, four times; Punt Returns 2 vs ASU, FIU; Long Punt Return 11 vs Maryland six receptions for 41 yards … Reeled in two catches for 87 yards at Louisville, including a career-long 52-yarder … Added two receptions for 21 yards at LSU … Tallied three catches for 42 yards in loss to WKU … Did not have a catch in win over FIU … Made a 24-yard reception against UVA … Made two receptions for 13 yards against ASU … Registered his first career touchdown reception at North Texas … Added three catches

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MCCLOVER Wide Receiver/6-4/206/Senior Ft. Lauderdale, FL Dillard High School

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“MT has put me in a great situation and given me the chance to be the first member of my family to earn a college degree. Coach Stock has been more than a head coach. He has been like a father figure.”

TEAMWORK 2009: Earned the most improved award for wide receivers at the conclusion of spring High School: A two-sport star at Dillard High School ... Orginally signed with Rutgers drills. out of high school ... Rated the 67th best wide receiver in the country by Scout.com in 2005 ... Lettered in football and track. 2008: Played all 12 games and was in on 238 total snaps … Ended the year with 14 receptions for 114 yards … Had five winning grades from the coaches … His 33 snaps Full Name: Christopher Bernard McClover ... Parent: Bernette McClover ... Born: 1/19/87 and four receptions at Arkansas State were season highs … Also had three catches in ... Major: Liberal Studies ... Other: First cousin of Chicago Bear Darrell McClover and win over Maryland … Had two receptions for 29 yards, Carolina Panther Stanley McClover. including a one-handed 25-yarder for a first down at Career Statistics Mississippi State … Also had two receptions in win Receiving G Rec. Yds. Avg. LG TD CAREER HIGHS – Most Pass Receptions 4 vs Arkansas State, 2008; Most Yards Receiving 29 vs Mississippi over North Texas. 2008 12 14 114 8.1 25 0 State, 2008; Longest Reception 25 vs Mississippi Total 12 14 114 8.1 25 0 State, 2008; Most TD Receptions 0 College of the Canyons: Played just four games in 2007 due to a knee injury and had just three receptions and a touchdown ... Competed in the junior college state finals in the 200 meters and the 400 meters. Pierce College: Played one season for the California junior college.

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MCCOY Defensive End/6-4/244/r-Senior Villa Rica, GA Villa Rica High School

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“MT has afforded me the opportunity to earn a college degree while playing on the greatest stage in sports - college football. I have been blessed with the best coaching staff in the country, that has pushed me to be a better person and athlete.”

ATTITUDE 2008: Played in all 12 games and was in on 382 total snaps … For the year he collected 25 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss, three sacks, and recovered two fumbles (coaches had him with 39 total tackles) … Earned eight winning grades from the coaches … Voted the most improved defensive lineman in strength and conditioning and most improved overall during the spring … Collected a tackle, fumble recovery, and a pass breakup in opener against Troy … Turned in four tackles at Kentucky and added four more in win over FAU as he played a season-best 49 snaps … Had four tackles and a TFL at FIU … Registered two TFLs Career Statistics and a sack in win over ULM … Turned in 1.5 sacks in Tackles G UA A Tot. road win over WKU … Had four tackles, 1.5 sacks, and 2006 11 3 3 6 a fumble recovery against North Texas. 2007 10 10 7 17 2008 12 17 8 25 2007: Played in 10 games and earned three starts … Total 33 30 18 48 Had a career-best 17 tackles to go with a pass breakup, a fumble recovery, and a forced fumble … Played 275 total snaps including 55 against UVA … Collected one stop at FAU in 29 snaps played … Had three tackles at Louisville and was in on 35 plays … Also had three stops against No. 2 LSU … Registered two tackles and a forced fumble against WKU … Tallied two tackles and a pass breakup in win over FIU and added two stops against Virginia and one in win over Memphis … Did not play against ASU or North Texas due to a foot injury … Had a fumble recovery in win at ULM … Added two solo stops against ULL.

in five plays at Louisiana-Monroe and one in five snaps at Louisiana-Lafayette … Was in on seven plays each against FAU and ASU and was in on 18 at South Carolina. 2005: Took a redshirt year. High School: Lettered in football and basketball at Villa Rica High School ... Only started playing football as a junior ... Collected 120 tackles and 11 sacks as a senior ... Registered three sacks and forced Sacks TFL FR INT a fumble in a game against Harrison County ... Was the starting center on Villa Rica’s basketball team, where 1-7 1-7 0 0 he averaged double figures two years in a row. 0-0 0.5-0 1 0 3-18 5-22 2 0 Full Name: Christopher Brandon McCoy … Parents: 4-25 6.5-7 3 0 Joe McCoy and Levonia Miller ... Born: 11/25/86 … Major: Liberal Studies. CAREER HIGHS – Most Tackles 4 vs Kentucky, FAU, FIU, UNT, 2008; Most Solo Tack-

les 4 vs FAU, 2008; Most Tackles for Loss 1.5 vs WKU, UNT, 2008; Most QB Sacks 1.5 vs WKU, UNT, 2008; Forced Fumble 1, three times; Fumble Recovery 1 vs ULM, 2007; Troy, UNT, 2008; Pass Breakups 1 vs FIU, 2007; Troy, 2008

2006: Saw action in 11 games and tallied six tackles on the season including a sack and a forced fumble … Came out of spring drills listed number two at defensive end behind Erik Walden … Played just 16 snaps on defense in win over FIU and recorded two tackles, a quarterback sack, and a forced fumble to earn a “winning performance” from the coaching staff … Had one tackle at Maryland … Played 33 snaps against Tennessee Tech and earned a “winning performance” … Registered one tackle in 26 plays at Oklahoma … Did not have a tackle against North Texas or Louisville … Had one stop

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“Middle Tennessee has made me a more wellrounded person and I have learned what it takes to be a leader, how to be disciplined, and how to overcome adversity. I am fortunate to be at a place like Middle Tennessee.”

ADVERSITY 2009: Earned the most improved award and the most improved strength training award 2005: Played in eight of 11 games … Finished with five tackles including two tackles for for defensive linemen at the conclusion of spring drills. loss and a sack for the season … Saw limited action in the season opener at Alabama, then two weeks later came up with his first collegiate sack in the loss to Akron … Had 2008: Played in all 12 games and was in on 326 total snaps, including a season-best one tackle in a reserve role against Vanderbilt, ULL, and Troy … Missed the Arkansas State 47 at Kentucky … Turned in a career-best 14 tackles (coaches had him with 17 stops) game due to family reasons … Came back against Louisiana-Monroe in a limited role on the season to go with 1.5 tackles for loss, one interception, and one fumble recovery and had a tackle for loss … Did not play in the season finale at FIU due to an injury. … Earned eight winning grades from the coaches … Collected one stop in win over Maryland … Recorded Career Statistics High School: Helped lead Hawkinsville High School to his first career fumble recovery at Kentucky to go with Tackles G UA A Tot. Sacks TFL FR INT a share of the Class A state championship with a 14-0-1 one tackle … Also had one tackle at Arkansas State 2005 11 4 1 5 record (tied Clinch County in the state championship 1-3 2-4 0 0 … Added two tackles in win over FAU … Also had 2006 game) ... Registered 102 tackles, 24 tackles for loss, 8 1 4 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 two tackles at Louisville and two solo stops and a TFL 2007 and eight sacks in 2004 ... Rated a three-star player 2 2 2 4 0-0 1-1 0 0 at Mississippi State … Had his first career intercep- 2008 12 7 7 14 by Rivals.com and the 23rd best defensive tackle in 0-0 1.5-2 1 1 tion in win over ULM … Added three stops in season Total 33 14 14 28 1-3 4.5-7 1 1 the nation ... Ranked 23rd on the Georgia Postseason finale at Louisiana. Top 40 list ... Made the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Super Southern 100 list (top players in South) ... In the Insiders.com 2005 South Hot 2007: Registered a career-best four tackles including one for lost yardage at FAU in 28 100 written in May 2004, Perry was regarded as the top defensive tackle prospect in the snaps … Broke his foot at Louisville after playing 43 snaps and missed the remainder South ... Received offers from Florida, Auburn, Nebraska, and Florida State. of the season. Full Name: Brandon Cornelius Perry … Parent: Angela Burns ... Born: 4/29/86 … 2006: Saw action in eight games and collected five total tackles on the season … Suf- Major: Liberal Studies. fered a foot injury during the second week of spring drills and missed the remainder of practice … Did not play in opener against FIU or in games against Maryland and CAREER HIGHS – Most Tackles 4 vs FAU, 2007; Most Solo Tackles 2 vs FAU, 2007; FAU, Tennessee Tech … Played in his first game of the season at Oklahoma and tallied one ULL 2008; Most Tackles for Loss 1 , four times; Most QB Sacks 1 vs Akron, 2005;Fumble Recovery 1 vs Kentucky, 2008; Interceptions 1 vs ULM, 2008 tackle in eight plays … Followed the OU game with 10 snaps against North Texas … Did not play against Louisville … Had one tackle in three snaps at Louisiana-Monroe and played just one snap in win over Louisiana-Lafayette … Played eight snaps on defense in win over FAU … Had two tackles in win over Arkansas State … Recorded one stop in 16 plays at South Carolina.

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ROBINSON Linebacker/6-0/214/Senior Stevenson, AL North Jackson High School

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“A university is only as good as its people, which is why MT is such a great place to further your education. Coach Stockstill and his staff have pushed me to be a better man, son, friend, student, and person.”

PEOPLE 2009: Earned the most improved award for linebackers at the conclusion of spring High School: Led North Jackson High School to a 12-1 record his senior year as the drills. starting linebacker and running back ... Earned first team all-state honors and was the overall MVP of Region 4A ... Was first team all-region as a sophomore, junior, and senior 2008: Played in all 12 games and had 173 total snaps, including a season-best 37 against ... As a senior, he rushed 117 times for 1,103 yards and 22 touchdowns while collecting Troy … Ended the year with 10 tackles (coaches had him with 14 stops), a tackle for 99 tackles, two sacks, and three fumble recoveries (two were returned for touchdowns) loss, and a half sack … Earned six winning grades from the coaches with five coming on on defense ... During his career at NJHS, he rushed for 3,077 yards and registered 316 special teams … Had one tackle in opener against Troy total tackles ... Also competed on the track team ... … Added two stops against Arkansas State and turned Career Statistics Played football for Coach Mark Rose. in two at Mississippi State … Had a career-best three Tackles G UA A Tot. Sacks TFL FR INT tackles and a half sack in win over North Texas. 2006 12 5 4 9 0-0 0.5-2 0-0 0-0 Full Name: Cam Brad Robinson ... Parent: Susan 2007 7 2 2 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 Hutchins ... Born: 3/21/88 … Major: Liberal Studies. 2007: Saw action in seven games and had 91 total 2008 12 6 4 10 0.5-3 1-3 0-0 0-0 snaps … Ended the year with four total stops … Total 31 13 10 23 0.5-3 1.5-5 0-0 0-0 CAREER HIGHS – Most Tackles 3 vs UNT, 2008; Most Solo Tackles 2 vs Mississippi State, UNT, 2008; Most Registered nine tackles in the Blue-White game … Tackles for Loss 0.5 vs USC, 2006; ASU, UNT, 2008; Most Saw nine snaps on special teams at FAU and was in on QB Sacks 0.5 vs UNT, 2008 18 against Louisville … Had 14 snaps against LSU with three coming on defense and had five plays against WKU … Collected one tackle against FIU and had two stops against Virginia … Did not play at Memphis or against ASU or North Texas due to a hamstring injury … Had one tackle at Troy. 2006: Played in 12 of 13 games with most snaps coming on special teams … Collected nine tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss on the season … Did not play against FIU … Had one tackle on one snap at Maryland … Was in on 15 plays against Tennessee Tech and collected two tackles (earned a “winning performance” from the coaches on defense and special teams) … Had two stops in 13 plays at Oklahoma … Collected one tackle in win over North Texas (14 plays) and saw special teams action (11 plays) against Louisville … Was in for five special teams plays at both Louisiana-Monroe and Louisiana-Lafayette … Saw action on defense and special teams in win over FAU … Had a tackle in win over Arkansas State (had eight plays) and also registered on stop at South Carolina (13 plays).

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SUBER Cornerback/5-9/166/r-Senior Tampa, FL Thomas Jefferson High School

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“I have made lifelong friends at Middle Tennessee, and I have become a man of good character and grown spiritually through the FCA program This has been the best years of my life. I am proud to be a Blue Raider.”

CHARACTER 2008: Played and started in seven games … Ended the year with 26 tackles, a sack, 1.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, four pass breakups, and a blocked kick … Was in on 538 total snaps, including a season-best 102 at Kentucky … Earned eight winning grades from the coaches … Voted the most improved cornerback during the spring … Collected five tackles and his first career full sack against Troy … Had three tackles to go along with an interception in the corner of the endzone with less than three minutes to play to seal the victory over Maryland … Was named Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his play against the Terps, which included holding All-ACC receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey Career Statistics to three catches … Had a pass breakup and blocked his first career kick when he rejected a Kentucky field Tackles G UA A Tot. 3 0 0 0 goal with 20 seconds to play while playing a team- 2005 high 102 snaps … Had five tackles, a pass breakup, 2006 11 13 4 17 and an interception that he returned 60 yards against 2007 12 42 17 59 FIU while leading the team with 84 snaps … Turned 2008 7 20 6 26 in four tackles at Louisville but suffered a broken jaw Total 33 75 27 102 and was lost for the season. 2007: Named honorable mention All-Sun Belt by the league’s coaches and media … Played in all 12 games and had 11 starts … Was second on the team with a personal-best 59 tackles … Also added 7.5 tackles for loss, an interception, five pass breakups, three forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries … Led the Blue Raiders with 23 tackles on passing plays … Earned the Most Improved Strength Training award for cornerbacks following spring practice … Started at right corner against FAU and had four tackles, a fumble recovery, and a pass breakup … Led the Blue Raiders with 83 total snaps played at Louisville and responded with three tackles and a pass breakup … Had five tackles to go along with a forced fumble and a recovery against No. 2 LSU … Collected three tackles including two for loss of yards against WKU … Added four tackles including 1.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble in win over FIU … Had six tackles and a pass breakup against Virginia … Tallied six tackles, a pass breakup, and a half sack in win over Memphis … Turned in a career-best 11 tackles to go with two tackles for loss and his first career interception at ULM … Led the Blue Raiders with nine tackles at Troy.

while recovering from a knee injury … Did not play in opener against FIU due to an injury and saw action in just one special teams play at Maryland … Moved to the secondary following the Maryland game … Did not play against Tennessee Tech … Made his first collegiate start on defense as a fifth defensive back in the win at LouisianaMonroe and responded with two tackles … Played 50 total snaps at ULM and earned a “winning performance” from the coaches on defense and special teams … Made his second straight start in the secondary at Louisiana-Lafayette and was awarded another “winning performance” after tallying two tackles and a tipped ball that led to a Damon Nickson interception … Had a personal-best four tackles against FAU … Sacks TFL FR INT Started in Motor City Bowl against Central Michigan 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 and had three stops. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.5-2 7.5-23 2-0 1-0 2005: Played in just three games due to a knee injury 1-7 1.5-7 0-0 2-60 and received a medical redshirt … Finished the year with 56 rushing yards on 16 attempts while also add1.5-9 9-30 2-0 3-60 ing four receptions … Had seven carries for 22 yards in his first collegiate game against Alabama to go along with two pass receptions … Collected 28 yards on seven carries against North Texas and had two more receptions before suffering an ankle injury … Missed the Akron and Vanderbilt game … Came back against FAU and rushed for six yards on two carries before leaving the game with a knee injury … Missed the rest of the season. High School: Rushed for 1,592 yards and 16 touchdowns for Thomas Jefferson High School despite missing three games due to back spasms ... As a junior, Suber rushed for 1,947 yards and 19 touchdowns to go with 500 yards receiving ... Rated a two-star recruit by Rivals.com ... A member of the National Honor Society. Full Name: Alexander Paul Suber … Parents: Allen and April Suber ... Born: 12/1/86 ... Major: Management … Other: Older brother Allen Suber was a member of the Houston Texans in 2005.

CAREER HIGHS – Most Tackles 11 vs ULM, 2007; Most Solo Tackles 10 vs ULM, 2007; 2006: Competed in 11 games and earned four starts as a defensive back … Had 17 Most Tackles for Loss 2 vs WKU, ULM, 2007; Most Pass Breakups 1, eight times; Most tackles on the season … Did not compete in any contact drills during spring practice Interceptions 1 vs ULM, 2007; MD, FIU, 2008; Most QB Sacks 1 vs Troy, 2008; Forced Fumbles 1 , three times

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“My experience as a Blue Raider has shaped my life in a positive way. Football has helped me overcome adversity and understand the true meaning of family. Family will always be there win, lose, or draw.”

FAMILY 2009: Presented the Terry Whiteside award (excellence in academics, athletics, strength including a 79-yard TD run which matched the longest in Middle Tennessee’s FBS era training, community, and campus) at the conclusion of spring drills while also winning … Led the Blue Raiders with 59 yards rushing on 12 attempts against FIU and added a the most improved strength training award for running backs. 40-yard reception … Did not play against ULM, ULL, or Troy due to a knee injury … Also competed in indoor and outdoor track as a member of the 4x100 meter relay team. 2008: Voted CoSida/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District ... Named the Middle Tennessee Outstanding Junior Male Student-Athlete for 2008-09 during the annual 2006: Played in all 13 games as a true freshman … Competed on special teams and Honors Luncheon in April … Played in all 12 games and had four starts … Led the team as a nickel back on defense … Had 16 total tackles on the year including a sack and a in rushing with 714 yards to go with a team-best 15 tackle for loss … Moved to the secondary the week of rushing touchdowns … Also added 13 receptions for the Tennessee Tech game due to so many injuries … 135 yards and a touchdown … Paced all backs with Career Statistics Returned the second half kickoff 61 yards to set up the TD Blue Raiders’ first touchdown against TTU … Registered 602 total snaps, including a season-best 67 at Louis- Rushing G Att. Yds. Avg. LG 13 0 0 0 0 0 ville … Earned 14 winning grades from the coaches 2006 three tackles, a tackle for loss, and a sack in shutout win 9 64 299 4.7 79 4 … Named the winner of the Dr. James Walker Junior 2007 over North Texas … Registered four stops in win over 2008 12 188 714 3.8 66 15 Academic Award in the spring … Selected to represent Total FAU and two at ASU. 34 252 1013 4.0 79 19 Middle Tennessee at the 2008 NCAA Leadership Council … Led the Blue Raiders with 61 yards rushing on 16 Receiving Rec. Yds. Avg. LG TD High School: Collected 4,275 yards and 76 touchdowns 6 119 19.8 40 0 attempts against Troy and a touchdown … Added 2007 during his career at Justin F. Kimball High School while 13 135 10.4 39 1 61 yards and a touchdown in win over Maryland … 2008 earning four letters... Tabbed the District Player of Total 19 254 13.4 40 1 Rushed for 79 yards and two touchdowns at FIU … the Year as a senior and earned first team all-district Rushed 13 times for 46 yards and recorded his first KO Ret honors ... Was the team offensive MVP as a sophomore, No. Yds. Avg. LG TD 9 197 21.9 0 61 career touchdown reception at Louisville … Turned 2006 junior, and senior and selected team captain as a junior 2 45 22.5 0 28 in 92 yards rushing on a personal-best 27 carries and 2007 and senior ... Voted first team all-region II Class 4A by 13 282 21.7 1 92 a touchdown at WKU … Touchdown at WKU came 2008 TexasHSFootball.com in 2005 ... Rushed for 1,705 yards Total 24 524 21.8 1 92 on fourth down from 29 yards out … Earned Walter and scored 29 touchdowns (26 rushing, 3 receiving) Camp National Offensive Player of the Week honors his senior year to lead Kimball to a 9-2 record ... Also after rushing for a career-high 159 yards on 14 attempts and five touchdowns in win lettered four years in track, where he qualified for the regionals in the 100 meters as a over North Texas … Added a sixth touchdown when he returned a kickoff 92 yards for sophomore, junior, and senior (best time was 10.5). a score (his six scores was a SBC record for touchdowns and points) … Finished with 301 all-purpose yards against UNT to rank third on the single-game list … Had 78 yards Full Name: Phillip Christopher Tanner ... Parent: Phillippia Tanner ... Born: 8/8/88 … rushing and two touchdowns in season finale at Louisiana. Major: Recreation and Leisure Services. 2007: Named ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District … Played in nine games and had one start … Had 299 yards rushing on 64 carries and four touchdowns while adding six receptions for 119 yards … Had 321 total snaps on the season … Named the Most Dependable Running Back by the coaches following spring practice … Turned in a career-high 144 rushing yards and three touchdowns on just nine carries at Louisville,

CAREER HIGHS – Most Rushing Attempts 22 vs WKU, 2008; Most Rushing Yards 144

vs Louisville, 2007; Most Rushing TDs 3 vs Louisville, 2007; Longest Run 7 9 v s Louisville, 2007; Most Receptions 2 vs ULM, 2008; Most Receiving Yards 43 yards vs ULM, 2008; Longest Reception 40 vs FIU, 2007; Kickoff Returns 3 vs UNT, ULL, 2008; Kickoff Return Yards 139 vs UNT, 2008; Longest Kickoff Return 92 yds vs UNT, 2008; KO Return for TD 1 vs UNT, 2008

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THOMPSON Offensive Line/6-5/300/r-Senior Old Hickory, TN Donelson Christian Academy

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“Middle Tennessee has taught me persistence, selfdiscipline, and accountability. I am grateful for my opportunity to be a part of this University. The Lord put me here for a reason, and I’m sure glad He did.”

SELF-DISCIPLINE 2009: Named to the Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List. 2008: Played and started all 12 games at center … His 904 total snaps played equaled the most among linemen with Mike Williams … Had 14 winning grades from the coaches … Earned the start a center against Troy and played all 90 snaps (three on special teams) … Was part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack against Maryland, Kentucky, or Mississippi State … Played a season-high 93 snaps in win over Maryland. 2007: Started all 12 games with last 11 at center … His 832 snaps ranked third among linemen … Missed spring drills while recovering from postseason surgery … Started at tackle against FAU and played all 64 offensive snaps … Made his first career start at center against Louisville and played all 59 offensive snaps … Was also in on every play at LSU and against WKU … Had 51 snaps in win over FIU, 79 against Virginia, and 75 at Memphis … Played 82 snaps against ASU and had 88 at North Texas … Earned 76 snaps in win at ULM and played all 69 plays against ULL and all 56 at Troy.

72 percent … Led all offensive linemen with 49 snaps in a start at right tackle against Oklahoma … Started at left guard against North Texas and collected three knockdowns … Registered four knockdowns against Louisville and earned a grade of 81 percent … Earned a “winning performance” from the coaches after helping the offense to 215 rushing yards at Louisiana-Monroe … Graded out at 75 percent against ULM while adding a season-high five knockdowns … Had 67 snaps in win over Louisiana-Lafayette … Matched his season high with five knockdowns against FAU in 55 snaps played … Had a 72 percent grade and had three knockdowns against ASU … Graded out at 81 percent in 22 plays at South Carolina. 2005: Took a redshirt year. High School: Won the 2004 Class A Mr. Football Lineman award after leading DCA to its third state title and a 15-0 record ... Named to the Tennessean’s all-midstate team and picked to play in the Kentucky-Tennessee All-Star game ... Rated a two-star recruit by Rivals.com.

2006: Played in all 13 games and earned seven starts … Had 31 knockdowns on the season … Moved behind Franklin Dunbar at left tackle following a solid spring show- Full Name: Mark Allen Thompson … Parents: Joe and Janet Thompson ... Born: ing … Made his first collegiate start in win over FIU and played 43 snaps … Played 12/29/86 … Major: Engineering Technology. 14 snaps at Maryland and was in on 35 plays against Tennessee Tech and graded out at

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“I have only been here a short time, but I can tell you my experiences are priceless. What I learned at Middle Tennessee will be with me the rest of my life, and I would not trade it for anything.”

PERSISTENCE 2008: Played in eight games and had 157 total snaps … Finished with four tackles on the season … Had a tackle in a reserve role at Arkansas State and also added a stop at FIU … Did not make the trip to Louisville due to disciplinary reasons … Collected two stops at Mississippi State … Did not play against ULM or WKU … Had a season-best 53 snaps against North Texas College of the Canyons (CA): Helped lead College of the Canyons to a 9-3 record in 2007 by collecting 36 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, five pass breakups, and two forced fumbles. Copiah-Lincoln CC: Earned all-state honors and finished second in the state of Mississippi with five interceptions as team went 9-3.

High School: A four-star recruit by Rivals.com who signed with Alabama coming out of high school ... Also named All-Big Bend ... Played in FACA North-South game and the Cali/Florida All-Star Game ... Registered 68 tackles, eight interceptions (tied school record), four caused fumbles, and 18 pass breakups as a senior at Godby High School ... Tallied 51 tackles and four interceptions as a junior ... Had 13 interceptions and 34 pass breakups for his career ... Lettered in football and track at Godby.

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Full Name: Marcus Djuan Udell ... Guardian: Helen Ford ... Born: 10/21/86 ... Major: Liberal Studies. CAREER HIGHS – Most Tackles 2 vs Mississippi State,

2008; Most Solo Tackles 1 vs Arkansas State, FIU, 2008

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ANDERSON Quarterback/5-9/196/r-Freshman Murfreesboro, TN Siegel High School 2008: Took a redshirt year. High School: Lettered in football and baseball at Siegel High School … Became the school’s first-ever 1,000-yard passer … Played for Coach David Watson. Personal: Parents: Sam and Melissa Anderson … Born: 4/17/89 … Major: Construction Management.

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career-best with a 53-yard reception at Arkansas State … Had five catches for 90 yards, including a 32-yard Hail Mary on the game’s final play to defeat FAU on national television … Hauled in a 16-yard touchdown pass against Louisville while also collecting his first two career kickoff returns for 50 yards … Had a career-best four kickoff returns for 82 yards at Mississippi State to go along with two receptions while playing a season-high 76 snaps … Collected three receptions and a touchdown in win over WKU.

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Wide Receiver/5-9/149/r-Sophomore Clinton, MD Gwynn Park High School

2008: Played in two games, earning five snaps against ASU and 16 in win over North Texas … Moved to wide receiver in the spring … Voted the most improved quarterback in strength and conditioning during the spring … Played in his first collegiate game at Arkansas State as a member of the punt block team.

High School: Rated the 90th best athlete in the nation by Nickname: Big Play Rivals.com and No. 186 as a During Pre-Game I like to: listen to rap music Sports Hero: Larry Fitzgerald wide receiver by Scout.com Favorite Music Artist: Gucci Mane ... Named AJC All-Citywide Biggest influence on my life: Mom and Coach Stock in 2007 and was honorable Nobody knows I can: play chess mention all-county ... As Favorite movie: Fast and Furious a senior, he rushed for 549 Favorite TV channel: BET yards and 10 touchdowns Favorite actor or actress: Denzel Washington Favorite car: Bugatti Veyron (10.6-yard per carry average) Dream job: music producer and caught 22 passes for I came to MT because: Great environment and coaches 388 yards and four touch- who truly care about you as a person. downs ... Also returned a kickoff 99 yards for a score ... Defensively, he tallied 34 tackles and three interceptions ... Played halfback (in a triple option offense), split end, cornerback, safety, kick returner and punt returner for Chamblee, which finished no. 3 in the Georgia Associated Press poll with a 12-2 record in 2007 ... Also excelled in track, where he owned the fastest 200-meter time in the state and the 12th fastest in the nation with a time of 21.46 ... His 55-meter time of 6.48 was 26th fastest nationally ... Trained with former two-time Olympic gold medalist Antonio McKay ... Clocked in high school at 4.32 and 4.39 in the 40-yard dash ... Played for Coach Jim Showfety.

2007: Took a redshirt year after joining the team as an invited walk-on … Competed Full Name: Malcolm Jamaal Beyah ... Parents: Reginald and Carla Beyah ... Born: as a quarterback. 10/23/89 ... Major: Undecided. High School: Lettered three years in football at Gwynn Park High School … Threw for CAREER HIGHS – Most Pass Receptions 5 vs Kentucky, FAU, 2008; Most Yards Receiving 117 2,200 yards and 30 touchdowns as a senior to lead team to a 14-0 record. vs Kentucky, 2008; Longest Reception 53 vs Maryland, ASU, 2008; Most TD Receptions 1, six times; Kickoff Returns 4 vs Mississippi State, 2008; Kickoff Return Yards 82 vs Mississippi

Full Name: William Andrew Banks … Parents: Maurice and Wendy Banks … Born: State, 2008; Long Kickoff Return 31 vs Louisville, 2008 12/15/88 … Major: Liberal Studies. Career Statistics

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BEYAH Wide Receiver/5-11/194/Sophomore Covington, GA Chamblee High School

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2008: Named third team All-Sun Belt by Phil Steele … Named to the Daily News Journal 2008 All-Sun Belt Freshman Team … Voted to the Rivals.com Sun Belt All-Freshman team … Played in all 12 games and earned eight starts … Was third on the team with 33 Scoring receptions and led the Blue Raiders with six touchdown catches and a 16.7 yard per 2008 catch average … His 672 snaps played was second among receivers, and he had 11 total winning grades from the coaches (6 on offense, 5 on special teams) … Reeled in his first career touchdown on a 46-yard strike from Joe Craddock in his first college game against Troy … Finished with two catches against the Trojans for 44 yards … Hauled in a 53-yard touchdown grab to go along with three other catches in win over Maryland … Registered his first career 100-yard receiving game against Kentucky with five catches for 117 yards and a touchdown (had a 52-yard catch where he leaped over the defender) … Just the third freshman in the FBS era to have a 100-yard receiving game … Equaled his

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BLISSARD Wide Receiver/6-5/210/r-Sophomore Murfreesboro, TN Oakland High School

High School: Rushed for 2,200 yards and 22 touchdowns his last two years at Armwood High School, including 1,290 yards and 17 scores in 2006 (ranked fifth in district in rushing and scoring) ... Earned first team all-state, all-Hillsborough first team honors, all-county, all-Tampa Bay area, St. Petersburg Times All-Suncoast Honorable Mention, and was ranked 2008: Did not see action in any games … Was a member of the scout team. no. 78 among Florida senior recruits by FlaVarsity.com ... Named team’s offensive MVP in 2006 ... During Branton’s four seasons at Armwood, the Hawks played in three straight 2007: Took a redshirt year. Class 4A state championships, claimed two titles (2003, 2004), reeled off a 29-game winning streak, and went 53-4 overall ... Top game was 203 yards on 32 carries and two High School: Lettered in football and basketball at Oakland High School … Earned touchdowns against Middleton ... Played both running back and fullback for Armwood all-district and all-region honors as a senior … Named offensive MVP with over 1,000 ... Lettered four years in football and played for Coach Sean Callahan. receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. Personal: Parent: Missy Blissard … Born: 10/24/88 … Major: Undecided.

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2008: Named to the Daily News Journal All-Sun Belt Freshman Team … Played in eight games and started five times … Was in on 397 total snaps … Made his first collegiate start in season opener against Troy and played a season-best 90 snaps … Was part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack against Maryland, Kentucky, or Mississippi State … After coming off the bench the previous three games, Boss went back into the starting rotation at Louisville and played 70 snaps … Did not play in the final four games against ULM, WKU, UNT, or Louisiana due to a shoulder injury.

Full Name: Marquise Dwayne Branton ... Parent: Shantell Burnett ... Born: 7/21/89 … Major: Business Management. Rushing 2007

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2007: Took a redshirt year. High School: Lettered four years in football and two years in lacrosse for Berkeley Prep ... Named first team all-state by the St. Petersburg Times in 2006 and was voted to the Bay Area Top 25 list ... Collected 30 pancake blocks and had an overall grade of 85 percent as an offensive lineman and registered 14 tackles, six tackles for loss, a fumble recovery, and an interception on defense ... Returned an interception for a touchdown and collected a sack against Cardinal Mooney ... Honorable mention all-county selection by the Tampa Tribune and the St. Petersburg Times in 2005 ... Earned the team’s Golden Helmet Award ... Member of the football “unity council” at Berkeley Prep ... Also played goalie on the lacrosse team.

2008: Saw action in all 12 games and earned 10 starts Nickname: KB or Gator snake During Pre-Game I like to: listen to music … Finished fourth on the Sports Hero: Ray Lewis team with a career-best 68 Favorite Music Artist: Jay-Z tackles to go along with Biggest influence on my life: family 2.5 tackles for loss, a sack, Nobody knows I can: sing an interception, three pass Favorite movie: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Favorite TV channel: Discovery breakups, and a fumble re- Favorite actor or actress: Will Smith covery … Coaches had him Favorite car: 86 Buick Regal with 94 tackles … Had 17 Dream job: NFL or Head Coach at a D-1 college Full Name: Colin Robert Boss ... Parents: Robert and Cindy Boss ... Born: 7/17/89 … total winning grades from I came to MT because: It was an opportunity to better Major: Liberal Studies. the coaches with nine on myself with an education, and the coaches and players defense and eight on special make it feel like home. teams … Was second among safeties with 868 snaps played and had two games where he played 90 or more snaps … Had two tackles in 49 plays (21 on special teams) against Troy … Added three stops in win over Maryland … Made his first collegiate start against Kentucky and responded Running Back/5-10/207/r-Sophomore with a career-best 10 tackles … Had seven stops and a pass breakup against Arkansas Seffner, FL State … Played 73 snaps against FAU and came up with his first career interception to Armwood High School go along with three tackles … Also had 73 plays at FIU … Turned in nine tackles and a pass breakup at Louisville in 92 snaps … Added six tackles at Mississippi State and 2008: Did not see action in any games and took a redshirt year. recorded five and a pass breakup against ULM in 90 snaps … Also had six stops at WKU

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2007: Saw action in nine total games and collected eight tackles and an interception … Played 19 snaps on special teams against FAU in his collegiate debut … Collected four tackles against Louisville playing on defense and special teams … Registered a tackle Wide Receiver/6-1/183/Junior against LSU … Played on special teams against WKU … Had a career-best 41 snaps Lexington, KY in win over FIU and added a tackle and his first collegiate interception … Tallied two Catholic High School tackles in loss to Virginia … Was in on 14 special teams plays at Memphis … Suffered a foot injury on his first play against Arkansas State and did not return … Did not play 2008: Played in all 12 games and earned 11 starts … Was fourth on the team with against North Texas, ULM, or ULL. 27 receptions for 265 yards … His 416 snaps played ranked fourth among receivers … Had six winning grades from the coaches … Was a member of the baseball team High School: Led Jefferson High School to a 9-3 record in 2006 and a no. 8 state ranking during the spring … Missed most of spring drills with a hamstring injury … Earned in 4A by collecting a team-best 62 tackles and two sacks ... Named all-county, all-conferhis first collegiate start against Troy and responded with a personal-best (at the time) ence, and was selected to the Hillsborough County All-Star game ... Played for Coach Mike four receptions … Set his career-high for a second straight game with six grabs for Fenton ... One of four signees to ink with the Blue Raiders from Jefferson in 2007. 32 yards against Maryland … Had three grabs for 43 yards at Arkansas State … His 28-yard reception at FIU was the longest of his career … Collected three receptions for Full Name: Kevin Darrius Brown ... Parent: Gena Brown ... Born: 7/26/89 … Major: 26 yards at Louisville … Reeled in four receptions for a personal-best 62 yards in home Recreation and Leisure Services. win over North Texas. CAREER HIGHS – Most Tackles 10 vs Kentucky, 2008; Most Solo Tackles 8 vs UNT,

2008; Most Tackles for Loss 1 vs UNT, 2008; Most QB Sacks 0; Most Pass Breakups 2007: Played in six games and came up with one reception on the season … Played in his first collegiate game at LSU and caught his first career pass for 19 yards from fellow 1 vs ASU, Louisville, ULM, 2008; Most Interceptions 1 vs FIU, 2007; FAU, 2008; Forced Fumbles 0; Fumble Recovery 0 freshman Dwight Dasher … Did not play against WKU … Earned 28 snaps on offense in win over FIU and collected two at Memphis. Tackles 2007 2008

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Quarterback/6-3/206/r-Freshman Maryville, TN Maryville High School

2009: Earned the most improved strength training award for quarterbacks at the conclusion of spring drills. 2008: Took a redshirt year but did travel with the team to all road games. High School: The 2007 4A Mr. Football winner for the state of Tennessee ... Won four straight state championships and compiled a perfect 60-0 record at Maryville ... Named the Tennessee Titans Best Back for the state of Tennessee and was tabbed the 2007 State Championship Most Valuable Player ... The Orlando Sentinel placed him on the All-Southern team and selected him as the player of the year in Tennessee ... Also named the Prep Xtra Offensive Player of the Year by the Knoxville News-Sentinel ... The team captain also earned Maryville Daily Times Player of the Year honors and region 3 4A Most Valuable Player accolades, while also earning TSWA All-State, all-region and all-county recognition ... Completed 228 of 325 passes as a senior for 3,522 yards, 38 touchdowns, and just seven interceptions ... Threw for 6,408 yards and 68 touchdowns during his career ... Owns nearly all the passing records at Maryville ... Lettered three years in football and two years in baseball ... Played for Coach George Quarles.

High School: Lettered five years in baseball, four years Nickname: Buddy Love During Pre-Game I like to: relax in football, and one season in Sports Hero: Ivan Rodriquez basketball for Lexington Cath- Favorite Music Artist: Lil Wayne olic High School ... Voted first Biggest influence on my life: parents & grandparents team all-state by the Courier- Nobody knows I can: play piano Journal and first team all-state Favorite movie: Sandlot by the Associated Press as a Favorite TV channel: ESPN Favorite actor and actress: Denzel Washington and senior after helping lead team Ashley Judd to a 10-2 mark ... Ended his Favorite car: Cadilac Escalade career as Lexington Catholic’s Dream job: Major League Baseball Player all-time leading receiver with I came to MT because: So I could compete in football 159 receptions for 2,601 yards and baseball at the highest level. and 38 touchdowns ... Ranks 7th all-time in Kentucky history in touchdown receptions, ninth in catches, and 13th in yardage ... Led LCHS with 63 receptions for 856 yards and seven touchdowns to earn co-offensive MVP honors as a senior ... Also named to the all-BluegrassPreps team ... Made the Louisville All-Combine team as selected by Scout.com in May 2006 ... As a junior, Caldwell helped guide Lexington Catholic to a state championship by hauling in 64 catches for 1,191 yards and 21 touchdowns ... On the diamond, Caldwell was an all-state pick after leading LCHS to a state championship in 2006 ... Also honored as one of the top ten baseball players in the state of Kentucky. Full Name: James Wesley Caldwell ... Parents: Steve and Carla Caldwell ... Born: 2/20/89 … Major: Organizational Communication. CAREER HIGHS – Most Receptions 6 vs Maryland, 2008; Most Receiving Yards 62 vs

UNT, 2008; Longest Reception 28 yards vs FIU, 2008

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COBB

Cornerback/5-9/179/Sophomore Newark, NJ Marist High School

Linebacker/6-2/186/r-Sophomore Pulaski, TN Giles County High School

2009: Earned the most improved award for cornerbacks at the conclusion of spring 2008: Did not see any action. drills. 2007: Took a redshirt year. 2008: Played in all 12 games and was in on 210 total snaps, including a season-high 32 at Louisville … Ended the year with 12 total stops … Had 10 winning grades from High School: Lettered in football and basketball for four years at Giles County High the coaches with three on defense and seven on special teams … Moved from tailback School … Earned all-region honors in football in 2006. to defensive back during the second week of the season … Played eight snaps in his first college game on special teams against Troy … Had one tackle on special teams Personal: Parents: Bubba and Donna Cobb … Born: 2/24/89 … Major: Undecided. against Maryland … Collected two tackles on special teams and made a great play on a punt to bat a ball back that was downed at the 1-yard line … Had 15 special teams snaps in win over FAU … Moved back to running back during the Louisville week due to Desmond Gee not playing because of a death in the family … Rushed two times for 13 yards and had a 16-yard reception at Louisville … Saw his most action of the year at left corner against ULM and came up with two stops. Quarterback/6-3/203/r-Senior

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COLEMAN

Decaturville, TN High School: Voted team MVP three years in a row for Marist High School ... Was tabbed Decatur County High School the Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year in 2006 ... Named first team all-county as a junior and senior ... Had 46 career touchdowns and a school record 18 interceptions ... As 2008: Played in his first collegiate game against North Texas and had two carries for a junior, rushed for 1,600 yards and 21 touchdowns ... Had 25 carries for 288 yards and 14 yards. four touchdowns in a game against Memorial while amassing 404 all-purpose yards ... Lettered in football and basketball ... Played for Coach Larry Arico. 2007: Did not see action in any games. Full Name: Jawan J. Carson ... Parents: Stephanie and Willy Jones ... Born: 7/24/90 … Lambuth University: Spent the 2005-06 academic year at Lambuth before transferring Major: Undecided. to Middle Tennessee. Tackles 2008

G 12

UA 8

A 3

Career Statistics Tot. Sacks 11 0-0

SACOBY

CARTER

TFL 0-0

FR 0

INT 0

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Defensive Tackle/6-1/260/r-Sophomore Hawkinsville, GA Hawkinsville High School

High School: Lettered three years in football and basketball and four years in baseball at Decatur County Riverside High School ... Was a two-time all-state honorable mention pick and a two-time team MVP ... Was also all-region as a defensive back ... Was two-time all-region in basketball and all-region as a pitcher in baseball ... Is the school’s career passing leader. Personal: Parents: Rick and Georgeanna Coleman ... Born: 5/17/87 ... Major: Physical Education. Rushing 2008

G 1

Att. 2

2008: Saw action in seven games with the majority of his time coming on special teams … Was in on 47 total snaps and earned three winning grades from the coaches (all of special teams) … Played on the kickoff return and punt block teams. 2007: Took a redshirt year.

Career Statistics Yds. 14

JARRETT

Avg. 7.0

LG 10

CRITTENTON

TD 0

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Defensive End/6-6/260/r-Junior High School: Lettered four years in football and three years in track at Hawkinsville Fayetteville, GA High School ... Named all-state and all-region as a senior and all-region as a junior ... Fayette County High School Team went 9-4 in 2005 and 2006 and won state championships in 2003 and 2004 ... As a senior he tallied 41 tackles, three sacks, 10.5 tackles for loss, and recovered a fumble 2009: Suffered a torn ACL in his knee during the final period of practice on April 1 and for a touchdown ... Played for Coach Lee Campbell. is expected to be out for 6-8 months. Full Name: SaCoby Ubaccus Carter ... Parent: Coby Carter ... Born: 9/24/88 … Major: 2008: Took a redshirt year. Psychology.

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North Dakota State College of Science: Rated as a four-star defensive lineman by Scout.com and Rivals.com … Ranked as the 29th best junior college player in the nation by Rivals.com … Ranked as the 27th best junior college player in the nation by SuperPrep … Ranked as fifth best JC defensive end in the nation by SuperPrep and sixth among JC defensive ends by Rivals.com … First team all-region and all-Midwest Conference for North Dakota State College of Science in 2007 … Had 15 total tackles as a sophomore and 14 were for loss of yards while adding three sacks.

BARRY

CUNNINGHAM Quarterback/5-10/186/r-Sophomore Clarksville, TN Northeast High School

High School: A four-star athlete by both Scout.com and Rivals.com who prepped at Fay2008: Attended the University of Tennessee. ette County High School in Fayetteville, Ga. … Lettered three seasons at both offensive tackle and defensive end … Named a team captain as a senior … Earned all-region and High School: Lettered in football and baseball at Northeast High School in Clarksville all-county honors … Also lettered on the basketball court as a senior. … Was all-region as a junior and senior and earned Leaf Chronicle Top Quarterback honors both years as well … Named the team MVP as a junior and senior … Rated Full Name: Jarrett Durand Crittenton … Parent: Terri Pittman … Born: 1/5/88 … the sixth best quarterback in Tennessee his senior year … Left Northeast as the school’s Major: Liberal Studies. all-time leader and single-season leader in passing yards and touchdowns … Was also team MVP of the baseball team.

DERRICK

CRUMPTON

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Personal: Parents: Barry and Debbie Cunningham … Born: 1/6/89 … Major: Construction Management.

KENDALL

Safety/5-11/178/Sophomore Miami, FL Christopher Columbus High School

DANGERFIELD

2008: Named to the Daily News Journal All-Sun Belt Freshman Team … Played in all 12 games and received two starts … Turned in 20 tackles, one tackle for loss, two pass breakups, and a fumble recovery … Was in on a total of 341 snaps, including a seasonhigh 82 against ULM … Earned nine total winning grades from the coaches with seven coming on special teams … Collected one tackle in 10 plays against Troy … Added three tackles and a tackle for loss in the win over Maryland … Had a pass breakup at Kentucky … Collected two stops at FIU … Made his first career start against ULM and came up with five tackles and a pass breakup … Had four tackles and a fumble recovery at WKU … Started and had four stops in win over North Texas.

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Defensive Tackle/6-2/272/r-Freshman Pulaski, TN Giles County High School 2008: Took a redshirt year.

High School: Collected 73 tackles and 13 sacks and had three blocked field goals his senior year for Giles County ... Earned the team’s defensive MVP honors three years in a row ... Voted first team all-state by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association in 2007 ... Named to the 2007 Preseason Star Therapy All-State team and also earned all-region honors ... Voted to the 2007 East-West All-Star game ... Tallied 11 tackles and four sacks against Columbia Central ... Registered 86 tackles, three sacks, and four fumble recoveries as a junior on his way to being named Region 5-3A DL MVP ... Team went 8-3 in 2007 and 11-2 in 2006 ... Is the nephew of former Blue Raider Randy Houston (1990-92) ... Played for Coach David O’Connor.

High School: Lettered Nickname: DJ four years in football, two During Pre-Game I like to: listen to music years in basketball, and one Sports Hero: Sean Taylor (R.I.P.) and Dewayne Wade year in track for Christopher Favorite Music Artist: Jay-Z, Nas, Tupac, B.I.G. Columbus High School ... Biggest influence on my life: family Named second team All- Nobody knows I can: play the drums Full Name: Kendall Antionne Dangerfield ... Parents: Ken and Brenda Dangerfield ... Dade and played in Miami Favorite movie: Paid in Full Favorite TV channel: BET Born: 4/5/90 … Major: Undecided. Dade vs Broward County Favorite actor and actress: Denzel Washington and All-Star Game ... Helped Halle Berry lead team to a 12-1 record Favorite car: anything expensive with four wheels his senior year while reg- Dream job: NFL player istering 100 tackles, two I came to MT because: I felt comfortable, loved the atmosphere, and felt confident about getting a degree. forced fumbles, two sacks, and a fumble recovery ... Quarterback/5-10/202/Junior Was a two-time team captain ... Registered 16 tackles, one sack, and forced a fumble Folkston, GA against Belen-Jesuit ... Played for Coach Chris Merritt. Charlton County High School

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DASHER

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Full Name: Derrick Gerrord Crumpton ... Parents: Derrick and Sandra Crumpton ... Born: 2009: Earned the most improved award for quarterbacks at the conclusion of spring drills 9/24/89 … Major: Undecided. … Won the Iron Man title for the skill players following spring practice in late April. Tackles

G

UA

A

Career Statistics Tot. Sacks

TFL

FR

INT

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the spring … Completed 12 of 20 passes for 110 yards in the annual Blue-White Spring Game … Started as a wide receiver against Troy in the season opener and went on to see nine plays under center … Did not play in win over Maryland or against Kentucky … Came off the bench against Arkansas State to throw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Patrick Honeycutt and rush five times for 15 yards … Hauled in a 10-yard reception from Joe Craddock against FAU … Threw for 47 yards and rushed for 78 against FIU in the second half while leading the team to scores in three of six drives … Rushed nine times for 31 yards at Louisville … Completed 3 of 6 passes for 62 yards and a touchdown in limited action against ULM … Rushed four times for 35 yards in season finale at Louisiana. 2007: Named an honorNickname: Dash able mention freshman During Pre-Game I like to: focus on assignments all-American by the Sport- Sports Hero: Michael Jordan ing News … Played in 10 Favorite Music Artist: Lil Wayne games as a true freshman Biggest influence on my life: family, Coach Stock and earned seven starts Nobody knows I can: dance (one as running back) … Favorite movie: Fast and Furious Led all signal-callers with Favorite TV channel: TNT Favorite actor or actress: Vin Diesel 469 snaps played and had Favorite car: Crown Victoria eight winning grades … Dream job: NFL player or owner of a business Named the Sun Belt Con- I came to MT because: I wanted to lead this football ference Player of the Week team, become a better person and get a degree. by Rivals.com and CollegeSportsReport.com on Oct. 15 following the victory at Memphis … Named the number two quarterback entering the season opener … Played two snaps at quarterback against FAU and rushed on both attempts for 15 yards … Entered the game late at LSU and led the team in rushing with 30 yards while completing 2 of 4 passes for 22 yards … Made his first collegiate start against WKU and completed 14 of 24 passes for 169 yards while leading the team on the ground with 53 yards … Drove the team 49 yards in six plays with just 39 seconds to play to give them a chance at a game-tying field goal that was missed from 34 yards out … Only played the first half against FIU but completed 10 of 17 passes for 240 yards and three touchdowns while adding 58 rushing yards and two scores … Accounted for five touchdowns in the first half against FIU … Completed 17 of 33 passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns against Virginia to go along with a team-best 63 yards rushing … Was directly responsible for 410 of the team’s 490 yards against Memphis including 230 through the air and 180 on the ground … His 180 rushing yards went down as the most ever by a Blue Raider quarterback … Led team in rushing with 96 yards against Arkansas State while also throwing a touchdown pass … Completed 16 of 21 passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns against North Texas before leaving the game in the second quarter with a knee injury … Did not play at ULM due to is injury … Came off the bench in the second quarter against ULL but completed just five of 11 passes. High School: Led Charlton County High School to three straight Georgia Class AA state titles ... Team went 42-2-1 in three years with Dasher as the starting quarterback ... 2006 GSWA AA All-State Honorable Mention QB, 2006 AJC AA All-State Honorable Mention QB, 2006 Region 2-AA First Team QB and Offensive Player of the Year and overall Player of the Year ... 2005 GACA AA First Team All-State QB, 2005 GSWA AA First Team All-State Athlete, 2005 AJC AA First Team All-State QB ... For his career, Dasher completed 471 of 847 passes for 7,655 yards and 87 touchdowns while rushing 376 times for 1,674 yards and 31 touchdowns ... Had a total of 13 200-yard passing games and five 100-yard rushing games ... Also served as the team’s placekicker, hitting 8 of 21 career field goals and 104 of 151 extra points ... In the 2005 title game win over Calhoun, Dasher threw for 240 yards and ran for 63 yards ... Threw for a career-best 375 yards in a 2005 game against Fitzgerald and had a personal high of 116 rushing yards against Green County the same season ... Lettered four years in football and basketball and three years in baseball and track ... Was a member of the 4x100 relay team that won the state championship in 2005 and 2006 ... Played for Coach Rich McWhorter.

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Full Name: Dwight Andra Dasher ... Parents: Dwight Dasher Sr. and Veronica Dasher Greene ... Born: 8/5/88 … Major: Liberal Studies. CAREER HIGHS – Most Pass Attempts 33 vs Virginia, 2007; Most Pass Completions

17 vs Virginia, 2007; Most Passing Yards 240 vs FIU, 2007; Most TD Passes 3 vs FIU, 2007; Longest Completion 71 vs FIU, 2007; Most Rushing Attempts 20 vs Arkansas State, 2007; Most Rushing Yards 180 vs Memphis, 2007; Most Rushing TDs 2 vs FIU, 2007; Longest Run 61 yards vs Memphis, 2007 Passing 2007 2008 Total Rushing 2007 2008 Total

G 10 9 19

C-A 89-159 17-44 106-203

G 10 9 19

Att. 121 49 170

Total Off. Plays 2007 280 2008 93 Total 373

Rush 530 192 722

Career Statistics Pct. .560 .386 .522

Yds. 1148 156 1304

TD 9 2 11

Yds. 530 192 722

Avg. 4.4 3.9 4.2

LG 61 28 61

Pass 1148 156 1304

Tot. 1678 348 2026

Avg/G 167.8 38.7 106.6

ANTWAN

DAVIS Linebacker/6-1/211/Junior Ft. Lauderdale, FL St. Thomas Aquinas High School

INT 3 3 6

LG 71 28 71

TD 3 0 3

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2008: Played in all 12 games and was in on 163 snaps … Earned eight winning grades from the coaches and all were on special teams … Did not have a tackle in 14 snaps (12 special teams) against Troy … Had a special teams stop at Kentucky and FIU … Turned in three solo tackles in win over North Texas in a season-best 35 snaps. 2007: Saw action in 11 games with most of his time coming on special teams … Played in his first collegiate game against Louisville, getting 12 snaps on special teams … Earned 11 snaps at LSU including one on defense and added 14 snaps against WKU … Was in on 26 snaps against FIU, 16 against UVA, and eight at Memphis … Had one tackle in season finale at Troy. High School: Lettered three years in football for Coach George Smith at St. Thomas Aquinas High School ... Played in back-to-back state championship games as a junior and senior ... Named all-county in 2006 after recording 67 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, seven sacks, 10 pass breakups, and two forced fumbles. Full Name: Antwan Demetris Davis ... Parents: Jack Davis and Priscilla Williams ... Born: 7/2/89 … Major: Criminal Justice Administration. Tackles G 2007 11 2008 12 Total 23

UA 1 6 7

A 0 0 0

Career Statistics Tot. Sacks 1 0-0 6 0-0 7 0-0

TFL 0-0 0-0 0-0

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DAVIS Linebacker/6-1/200/Sophomore Ft. Lauderdale, FL Dillard High School

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2009: Earned the most improved strength training award for linebackers at the conclusion of spring drills. 2008: Saw action in nine games and was in on 76 total snaps … Finished the year with four tackles … Earned three winning grades from the coaches … Played in his first collegiate game at Arkansas State as a member of the punt block team … Had a tackle at Louisville and against ULM. High School: Named third team all-state in 2007 after leading Dillard to an 8-4 record and a district championship ... Tallied 79 tackles, 14.5 sacks, three blocked punts, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and one interception as a senior ... Also earned first team all-region and all-county honors ... Played football for Coach Keith Franklin.

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High School: Finalist for the Nickname: Fish Class 2A Mr. Football Lineman During Pre-Game I like to: listen to music of the Year award in 2006 ... A Sports Hero: Johnny Unitas two-time all-state and three- Favorite Music Artist: Nonpoint time all-region selection ... Biggest influence on my life: God and my family Named to the All-Tennessee Nobody knows I can: play baseball well Dream Team (Tennessee/Ken- Favorite movie: Days of Thunder tucky All-Star game) ... Col- Favorite TV channel: Club-18 Favorite actor or actress: Denzel Washington lected 87 tackles, eight sacks, Favorite car: Ford Shelby two interceptions, and four Dream job: NFL player or doctor fumble recoveries in leading I came to MT because: The truthfulness of Coach Stock Goodpasture High School to a and Coach Stephens. berth in the state championship game and a 14-1 record ... Earned all-state and first team all-region honors as a junior after making 81 tackles (8 sacks for 52 yards), four blocked passes, two interceptions, four fumble recoveries, and five caused fumbles ... Invited to the Army All-American bowl after his junior year ... For his career, Fisher had a cumulative offensive line grade of 93 percent while collecting 22 sacks and five interceptions (3 returned for touchdowns) on defense ... Played for Coach David Martin.

Full Name: Mark Warner Fisher ... Parents: Terry and Rosemary Fisher ... Born: 1/13/89 Full Name: Darin S. Davis Jr. ... Parents: Yolanda Beard-Cunningham and Charles Cun… Major: Science (Pre-Medicine). ningham ... Born: 7/20/90 … Major: Undecided. Tackles 2008

G 9

UA 2

A 2

Career Statistics Tot. Sacks 4 0-0

TFL 0-0

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FISHER Offensive Line/6-3/270/Junior Nashville, TN Goodpasture High School

FR 0-0

INT 0-0

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2009: Earned the most improved strength training award for offensive linemen at the conclusion of spring drills. 2008: Named third team All-Sun Belt by Phil Steele … One of four linemen to start all 12 games … Played 741 snaps to rank fourth among linemen, including a season-high 73 at Mississippi State … Earned six winning grades from the coaches … Voted the most improved offensive lineman in strength and conditioning during the spring … Suffered a torn labrum (shoulder) midway through spring drills and missed most of the summer workouts … Earned the Jeanne Massaquoi Freshman Academic Award for 2007-08 … Started against Troy despite not seeing any contact work during preseason camp while recovering from his shoulder injury (played 54 snaps) … Was part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack against Maryland, Kentucky, or Mississippi State … Played all 66 offensive snaps against FAU. 2007: Saw action in all 12 games and earned 10 starts … Was in on 761 total snaps and was credited with five winning grades … Played two snaps at tackle in the season opener at FAU … Made his first collegiate start at Louisville and played all 59 offensive snaps (65 total) … Started at LSU and played all 54 plays and was in on all 64 offensive plays against WKU … Was in for 67 snaps in win over FIU, 79 against Virginia, and 80 at Memphis … Played all 85 snaps against ASU and had 84 against North Texas … Did not start but did play 49 snaps at ULM … Played all 69 offensive plays against ULL and all 56 at Troy.

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Placekicker/5-10/176/Sophomore Apopka, FL Orangewood Christian High School

2009: Earned the most improved award and the most improved strength training award for specialists at the conclusion of spring drills. 2008: Named to the Daily News Journal All-Sun Belt Freshman Team … Voted to the Rivals.com Sun Belt All-Freshman team … Served as the primary placekicker for all 12 games … Connected on 10 of 14 field goals for the year and made all 32 of his extra points … Was second on the team in scoring with 62 points … Earned eight winning grades from the coaches … Made his only field goal attempt (22 yards) and both extra points in his first collegiate game against Troy … Missed a 48-yard attempt against Maryland but came back to nail a 31-yard kick … Missed a 25-yard field goal at Kentucky that banged off the right upright … Made the game-clinching PAT with no time remaining to secure Middle Tennessee’s 14-13 win over FAU on national television … Made two field goals against FIU, including a 37 yarder … Connected on a 42-yard field goal against Louisville to give the Blue Raiders a halftime lead … Hit a career-best three field goals and scored 10 points against Mississippi State … Hit a career-best 44-yard field goal in win over ULM … His 28-yard field goal against North Texas was his eighth straight three-pointer which tied the school record … He also matched his personal-best with 10 points in the victory over UNT … Saw his streak of eight straight made field goals come to an end in the season finale at Louisiana when he missed a 46 yarder into a stiff wind. High School: A first team all-state selection as a junior and senior ... Also earned all-district, all-area, and all-Central Florida as a junior and senior ... Selected to play in Central Florida All-Star game ... Connected on 14 of 16 field goals and 27 of 30 extra points as a senior ... Made 16 of 19 field goals and all 15 extra points as a junior ... Owns a career-long field goal of 57 yards and also connected from 55 yards (hit a 67 yarder in

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practice) ... Is Orangewood’s Nickname: Big Al all-time leading scorer in During Pre-Game I like to: listen to music football and the first player Sports Hero: Landon Donovan to sign a Division I scholar- Favorite Music Artist: Keith Urban ship in school history ... Ap- Biggest influence on my life: mom peared on the cover of RISE Nobody knows I can: speak French Favorite movie: Armageddon Magazine in December 2007 Favorite TV channel: MTV (other prep stars to appear Favorite actor and actress: Tyler Perry and Jennifer on the cover include Lebron Aniston James, Dwight Howard, and Favorite car: Infinity G-35 Amare Stoudemire) ... An Dream job: NFL player I came to MT because: of the opportunity for my accomplished soccer player future. who became the state’s alltime goals scored leader in 2007 ... Named the Orlando Sentinel Soccer Player of the Year in 2006, 2007, and 2008 ... Named all-state four years in a row ... Lettered three years in football and five years in soccer ... Played football for Coach Jim Ceccarelli.

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Running Back/6-0/228/r-Sophomore Morristown, TN Morristown West High School

2008: Played in just three games and had six total snaps … Battled injuries most of the season. 2007: Was injured in fall camp and had to take a redshirt year.

High School: Earned all-state, all-conference, and all-region honors after leading Morristown West High School to a 13-1 mark in 2006 ... Had 112 carries for 803 yards and 21 touchdowns his senior year to go along with 24 receptions ... Also invited to the Tennessee/Kentucky All-Star game in 2006 ... Rushed for 602 yards and nine touchdowns in 2005 to lead Morristown West to a 13-1 record ... At the 2006 Tennessee Adidas Camp Full Name: Alan Scott Gendreau ... Parents: Art and Cathy Gendreau ... Born: 5/27/89 he impressively recorded 21 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press ... At the 2006 Nike … Major: Undecided. Camp, Hale was rated ninth among more than 400 athletes by StudentSportsFootball. com and first among Tennessee prep players ... Played for Coach Don Woods. CAREER HIGHS – Most FGs 3 vs Mississippi State, 2008; Long FG 44 vs ULM, 2008; Consecutive FGs 8, 2008; Consecutive PATs 32, 2008; Points 10 vs Mississippi State, Full Name: Wesley Addison Hale ... Parents: William and Tonia Hale ... Born: 12/28/88 ... UNT, 2008 Major: Criminal Justice Administration … Other: Father, Billy, and uncle, Steve, played football at Virginia Tech. Career Statistics FG 2008

Scoring 2008

FGM-A 10-14

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30-39 4-4

40-49 2-5

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TD 0

FG 10

PAT 32

50+ 0-0

LG 44

Blk 0

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HAWKINS Offensive Line/6-3/268/r-Junior Lexington, KY Henry Clay High School

DENZELL

GUERRA Safety/6-0/190/r-Freshman Loganville, GA Grayson High School

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2008: Competed in eight games and had one start … Played 104 total snaps, including a season-high 42 at Arkansas State … Earned three winning grades from the coaches and all three came on special teams … Did not play against Troy or Maryland due to a knee injury … Came back and saw limited action against Kentucky … Earned his first collegiate start at right guard against Arkansas State … Did not play at FIU or Louisville due to a knee injury … Came back to play the last four games of the year in a limited role. 2007: Played in three total games … Presented the Jeanne Massaquoi Freshman Academic Award at the conclusion of spring practice … Missed the FAU, Louisville, LSU, and WKU games due to a knee injury … Made his collegiate debut in the win over FIU and played 32 snaps … Did not play against Virginia … Was in on three snaps at center against Arkansas State and also played at North Texas.

Nickname: Hawk During Pre-Game I like to: listen to Phil Collins Sports Hero: Carson Palmer Favorite Music Artist: Michael Jackson Biggest influence on my life: dad Nobody knows I can: cut a rug on the dance floor Favorite movie: The Big Lebowski Favorite TV channel: HBO Favorite actor and actress: Danny McBride and Ashley Judd Favorite car: Chevy Tahoe Dream job: to own my own restaurant I came to MT because: I want to get a degree and win some rings.

Full Name: Denzell Andre Guerra ... Parents: Chris and Lakicia Miles ... Born: 3/10/90 2006: Took a redshirt year in order to improve strength and gain experience at the … Major: Undecided.

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ROD

ISSAC

High School: Earned all-state and all-city honors as a senior while starting every game for Henry Clay High School ... Graded out at 93.2 percent and became the first lineman in school history to earn a perfect grade of 100 percent in a game during the 2005 season... Was also a team captain and tabbed the top lineman at Henry Clay as a senior ... Started every game as a junior and graded out at 89.3 percent and started eight games as a sophomore ... Played for Coach Sam Simpson.

Cornerback/5-11/182/Junior Miami, FL Miami-Dade Central High School

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2008: Saw action in 10 games and had seven starts … Was eighth on the team with 32 tackles … Also had two TFLs, an interception, two pass breakups, a fumble recovery, and a forced fumble … Was second among corners with 560 snaps, including a seasonbest 89 against ULM … Earned nine winning grades from the coaches … Voted the most improved cornerback in strength and conditioning during the spring … Had three tackles, including a tackle for loss against Troy but suffered a high ankle sprain in the last minute of the game which kept him out of the Maryland and Kentucky games … Made his return against Arkansas State but did not collect a tackle … Returned to the starting lineup at FIU and had four tackles and a forced fumble … Had two stops at Louisville and followed with five tackles and a TFL against Mississippi State … Collected a careerbest six tackles in win over ULM and had a key tackle when he chased down a Warhawk quarterback after a 74-yard run and ULM ended up not scoring any points … Had his first interception of the season and a pass breakup at WKU to go with four stops … Registered four tackles, a fumble recovery, and a pass breakup against North Texas.

CRAIG

HEYWARD Running Back/6-0/232/r-Senior Passaic, NJ Passaic High School 2008: Did not play in any games. 2007: Did not play in any games. 2006: Joined the team as a walk-on.

2007: Saw action in 11 games High School: Played at Passaic High School in Passaic, NJ, before spending a year at and tallied five starts … Fin- Nickname: Rod During Pre-Game I like to: listen to music Milford Academy in New Berlin, NY … Had 16 carries for 265 yards and four touchdowns ished the year with 31 tackles, Sports Hero: Flash an interception, three pass Favorite Music Artist: Trick Daddy at Passaic. breakups, and a fumble recov- Biggest influence on my life: family Personal: Parents: the late Craig “Ironhead”Heyward and Michelle Gray … Born:9/19/85 ery for a touchdown … Played Nobody knows I can: act 477 snaps including a high of Favorite movie: Friday … Major: Undecided. 68 at North Texas … Was third Favorite TV channel: BET on the team in special teams Favorite actor and actress: Will Smith and Lauren tackles with eight … Came London up with six tackles at Louisville Favorite car: 2005 Ford Mustang Dream job: Sportscaster and played a total of 44 snaps I came to MT because: of the great coaching staff and … Made his first collegiate the family-like atmosphere. start as a fifth defensive back Linebacker/6-0/235/r-Sophomore against LSU and responded Chesapeake, VA with two tackles … Added three tackles against WKU … Did not play against FIU due Oscar Smith High School to an ankle injury … Had two tackles in his return against Virginia … Shared the team 2008: Saw action in two games and had a total of eight snaps … Moved from end to lead with six tackles against Arkansas State and recorded his first collegiate touchdown when he returned a fumble 42 yards … Had three stops at ULM … Came up with his linebacker early in the season … Played in his first collegiate game against Maryland first career interception in home loss to ULL … Credited with four tackles at Troy. as a member of the special teams.

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HILL

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High School: Collected 31 tackles, an interception, and a fumble recovery in helping lead Miami-Dade to a 11-2 record in 2006 ... Voted all-Dade second team in 2006 ... Named to Dade-Broward County All-Star team ... Earned defensive back of the week honors six High School: Led Oscar Smith High School to three straight Southeastern District cham- times in 11 games ... Had 32 tackles as a junior ... Played for Coach Anthony Saunders. pionships and was tabbed all-state his junior and senior seasons ... Earned all-district as an offensive lineman three years in a row and was named the Defensive Player of the Full Name: Roderick Devone Issac ... Parents: Roy and Mamie Issac ... Born: 2/20/89 Year in 2006 as a defensive end ... He posted 92 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, and 11 sacks … Major: Organizational Communication. in 2006 ... Ranked the 50th best player in the state of Virginia by the Roanoke Times ... CAREER HIGHS – Most Tackles 6, three times; Most Solo Tackles 6 vs ULM, 2008; Lettered in football and track ... Played football for Coach Richard Morgan. Most Tackles for Loss 1 vs Troy, MSU, 2008; Most Pass Breakups 2 vs Memphis, 2007; Most Interceptions 1 vs ULL, 2007; vs WKU, 2008; Most Fumble Recoveries Full Name: Antonio Lamont Hill ... Parents: Carlton R. Walton and Shernita V. Hill ... 1 vs ASU (TD), 2007; vs UNT, 2008; Most Forced Fumbles 1 vs FIU, 2008 Born: 10/31/88 … Major: Recreation and Leisure Services. 2007: Took a redshirt year.

Tackles 2007 2008 Total

G 11 10 21

UA 17 27 44

A 14 5 19

Career Statistics Tot. Sacks 31 0-0 32 0-0 63 0-0

TFL 0-0 2.0-6 2.0-6

FR 1-42 1-0 2-42

INT 1-24 1-0 2-24

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2007: Played in all 12 games and had five starts … Was eighth on the team in tackles with 42 to go along with 3.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, three interceptions, five pass breakups, two forced fumbles, and a blocked punt … Played 528 total snaps including a high of 70 against Louisville … Had an impressive collegiate debut at FAU by recording four tackles and blocking a punt … Registered four tackles, a fumble recovery and a Cornerback/5-10/175/r-Freshman tackle for loss at Louisville … Made his first collegiate start against LSU at safety and Jacksonville, FL responded with six tackles and a pass breakup … Enjoyed a solid all-around game against WKU with seven tackles, a forced fumble, his first career interception, and a pass Andrew Jackson High School breakup … Had four tackles, a forced fumble, and a pass breakup in win over FIU … 2009: Earned the most improved strength training award for cornerbacks at the conclu- Collected four tackles and two pass breakups in home game against Virginia … Added five stops at Memphis … Registered two interceptions in the win over Arkansas State sion of spring drills. … Had his first career quarterback sack against North Texas … Credited with three tackles and a sack at Troy. 2008: Took a redshirt year.

HAKEEM

JOHNSON

High School: Lettered four years in football and four years in track for Andrew Jackson High School ... Named second team 3A all-state in 2007 while also being selected to the Florida North-South All-Star Game ... Also voted team’s most outstanding defensive back his senior year ... For his career he tallied 82 tackles, one sack, six interceptions, 22 pass breakups, four caused fumbles, and four fumble recoveries ... Team went 6-4 in 2007 and 9-3 in 2006 ... Played for Coach Kevin Sullivan.

High School: Earned all-state and all-county honors for Deerfield Beach High School following an 8-3 season ... Named the Defensive MVP at the North-South All-Star game ... Had 85 tackles, four sacks, eight caused fumbles, five fumble recoveries, and three blocked field goals during his career ... Also scored four touchdowns ... Lettered in football and basketball ... Played for Coach Art Taylor.

Full Name: Jeremy Rashad Kellem ... Parents: Robert Perry and Angela Kellem-Perry Full Name: Hakeem Eugene Johnson ... Parent: Theresa Wright ... Born: 12/16/89 … ... Born: 6/6/89 … Major: Organizational Communication. Major: Undecided. CAREER HIGHS – Most Tackles 12 vs Kentucky, 2008; Most Solo Tackles 8 vs Kentucky, 2008; Most Tackles for Loss 2 vs WKU, 2008; Most Pass Breakups 2 vs Virginia, 2007; Most Interceptions 2 vs Arkansas State, 2007; Most QB Sacks 1 vs UNT, Troy, 2007; WKU, 2008; Forced Fumbles 1, five times; Fumble Recovery 1 vs Louisville, 2007; FAU, FIU, 2008; Blocked Kick 1 vs FAU, 2007; ULM, 2008

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KELLEM

Safety/5-10/184/Junior North Lauderdale, FL Deerfield Beach High School

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2009: Earned the Donald Craig sophomore academic award at the conclusion of spring drills. 2008: Named Second Team Nickname: J.K. All-Sun Belt Conference by During Pre-Game I like to: pray the leagues coaches and Sports Hero: Santana Moss media … Started all 12 Favorite Music Artist: Ace Hood games … Finished third Biggest influence on my life: mom and dad on the team with 72 tackles Nobody knows I can: dunk a basketball (coaches had him with 120) Favorite movie: Drumline to go along with 3.5 tackles Favorite TV channel: ESPN for loss and a sack … Also Favorite actor or actress: Martin Lawrence added two interceptions, Favorite car: Saturn two fumble recoveries, Dream job: NFL player I came to MT because: of the way Rick Stockstill apthree forced fumbles, and proaches coaching and his players and also because we a blocked kick … Led all could live in on-campus apartments and not dorms. safeties with 899 snaps played, including a seasonbest 94 at Kentucky … Earned 15 winning grades from the coaches … Voted the most improved safety during the spring … Equaled his career-high with a team-leading seven solo stops against Troy … Added four tackles and a tackle for loss in win over Maryland … Set a new personal-best by leading the Blue Raiders with 12 stops at Kentucky … Had six tackles at Arkansas State … Turned in a typical Jeremy Kellem game in win over FAU with five stops, an interception, a fumble recovery, and a forced fumble … Registered 11 tackles, a fumble recovery, and a forced fumble at FIU in 80 plays … Had four tackles and an interception he returned 14 yards for a touchdown at Louisville … Collected five tackles at Mississippi State … Came up with his second career blocked punt against ULM that set up a Blue Raider touchdown … Had two tackles for loss and a sack at WKU … Forced a fumble against UNT.

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Tackles 2007 2008

G 12 12

UA 27 46

A 15 26

Career Statistics Tot. Sacks 42 2-16 72 1-5

D.D.

KYLES

TFL 3.5-35 3.5-11

FR 1-0 2-0

INT 3-21 2-17

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Running Back/6-1/190/r-Sophomore Tampa, FL Armwood High School

2009: Earned the most improved award for running backs at the conclusion of spring drills. 2008: Played in just two games and saw action in seven snaps … Had just one rushing attempt and one reception on the season … Did not play against Troy … Had one rushing attempt in win over Maryland … Hauled in his first career reception at Kentucky for two yards … Did not play at Arkansas State or against FAU or FIU due to a knee injury … Did not make a return to the field the rest of the season. 2007: Took a redshirt year … Started out at receiver, moved to safety, and then was switched to running back toward the end of the year. High School: Played just his senior season at Armwood High School after transferring from King High School ... Helped lead Armwood to a 11-2 record after averaging 21 yards a catch and 38 yards per return on kickoffs ... Was an all-county pick as a kick returner ... Rushed for 110 yards on eight carries and two touchdowns against Durant ... Lettered in football and track ... Placed third in the state in the 100 meters as a junior (10.5) ... Played senior year for Coach Sean Callahan. Full Name: Deondre Robert Kyles ... Parents: Tony Kyles and Lina Mitchell ... Born: 6/26/88 … Major: Organizational Communication.


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Att. 1

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LG 0

TD 0

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LG 2

TD 0

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LATTIMORE Defensive End/6-3/226/Junior Miami, FL Miami Lakes High School

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2008: Saw action in all 12 games and had one start … Had 22 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, and two pass breakups for the year … Was in on 387 total snaps, including a season-high 43 against FAU … Earned eight total winning grades from the coaches … Enrolled in January and went through spring practice … Started out at linebacker but was moved to defensive end … Collected one tackle in his first game as a Blue Raider against Troy … Had two tackles and a sack in win over Maryland … Added three stops at Kentucky and two each against Arkansas State and FAU … Earned his first career start against FAU … Had a batted pass and one tackle at FIU … Also had a pass breakup at Louisville … Collected a career-best two sacks in win over North Texas. Dodge City CC: In his only season with DCCC, Lattimore was fifth on the team in tackles with 60 to go along with a team-high nine sacks, an interception, and a pass breakup ... Named honorable mention All-KJCCC. High School: Named team MVP as a senior at Miami Lakes High School ... Voted honorable mention 6A-4A All-Dade ... Lettered in football and track.

Nickname: Dunna Dunn During Pre-Game I like to: listen to music Sports Hero: Andre Johnson Favorite Music Artist: 50 Cent Biggest influence on my life: grandmother Nobody knows I can: play video games Favorite movie: AVP Favorite TV channel: Animal Planet Favorite actor or actress: Will Smith Favorite car: Maybach Dream job: NFL player I came to MT because: I want to leave with a college degree and help the team win a championship.

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LETTSOME Offensive Line/6-4/284/r-Junior Apopka, FL Apopka High School

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2008: Voted the most improved offensive lineman during the spring … Played in just one game the entire season and that came against North Texas where he had six snaps. 2007: Saw action in two games for the year and was in on 27 total snaps … Played in his first collegiate game against FIU and was in on 24 snaps … Earned three snaps at North Texas. 2006: Took a redshirt year in order to improve strength and gain experience at the collegiate level. High School: Named 2005 Preseason all-Friday Night Football by FridayNightFootball. net ... All-region, all-district, and all-city ... Played for Coach Ty Ensor. Full Name: Evon Quarderle Lettsome ... Parents: Eleston Lettsome and Latonya Rew ... Born: 8/21/88 … Major: Liberal Studies.

JAMAL

LEWIS Offensive Line/6-3/288/r-Junior Huntsville, AL Butler High School

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2009: Earned the Dr. James E. Walker junior academic award at the conclusion of spring drills.

2008: Named Second Team All-Sun Belt by Phil Steele … One of four offensive linemen to start all 12 games … His 815 snaps played ranked third among linemen … Earned eight winning grades from the coaches … Named the Donald Craig Sophomore Academic Award winner in the spring … Missed the last half of spring drills with severe exhaustion Full Name: Jamari Lattimore ... Parent: Elnora Blake ... Born: 10/6/88 … Major: Criminal … Started at left guard in opener against Troy and played a season-high 87 snaps … Justice Administration. Was part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack against Maryland, Kentucky or Mississippi State … Played all 66 offensive snaps against FAU. CAREER HIGHS – Most Tackles 3 vs Kentucky, ULM, UNT, 2008; Most Solo Tackles 3 vs UNT, 2008; Most Tackles for Loss 2 vs UNT, 2008; Most Pass Breakups 1 vs 2007: Played in all 12 games Nickname: Squeeze FIU, Louisville, 2008; Most Interceptions 0; Most QB Sacks 2 vs UNT, 2008; Forced and earned 10 starts … Had During Pre-Game I like to: listen to music Fumbles 0; Fumble Recovery 0 733 total snaps … Enjoyed Sports Hero: Steve McNair a solid spring and entered Favorite Music Artist: Young Jeezy Career Statistics fall camp as the starter at left Biggest influence on my life: parents & grandmother Tackles G UA A Tot. Sacks TFL FR INT guard beside all-conference Nobody knows I can: sing 2008 12 15 7 22 3.5-23 5.5-25 0 0 tackle Franklin Dunbar … Favorite movie: The Lion King Played 50 snaps at FAU in his Favorite TV channel: ESPN college debut and started Favorite actor or actress: Denzel Washington Favorite car: 1995 Ford Explorer the second half at guard … Dream job: NFL player Made his first collegiate start I came to MT because: I wanted to receive a great at Louisville and was in on all education and to be coached by great coaches who can 59 offensive snaps and also help me have a chance at the next level. played every snap at LSU (54) and against WKU (64) … Played just 36 snaps in win over FIU but had 79 against Virginia … Did not get the start at Memphis but did play 49 snaps … Played all 85 snaps against ASU and was in on

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MCDONALD

2006: Took a redshirt year in order to improve strength and gain experience at the collegiate level … Traveled to every game and spent the entire year no. 2 at left tackle.

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Wide Receiver/6-3/194/Sophomore Miami, FL High School: Lettered three years in football at Butler High School ... Named to the Huntsville Times Super all-metro team in 2004 and 2005 and was honorable mention Booker T. Washington High School as a sophomore ... Named all-city three seasons and all-region twice ... Was the team’s MVP in 2005 and voted top lineman in 2004 ... Coached by Dean Sanders. 2009: Earned the most improved strength training award for wide receivers at the conclusion of spring drills. Full Name: Jamal Khalil Lewis … Parents: Robert Flowers and Elizabeth Lewis ... Born: 2008: Named to the Daily News Journal All-Sun Belt Freshman Team … Played in all 12 games and had 373 total snaps to rank fifth among the receivers … Finished fifth on the team with 26 catches for 308 yards and three touchdowns … Earned five winning grades from the coaches … Led the Blue Raiders with six receptions for 65 yards in his first college game against Troy … Had four catches, including his first career touchdown, in a win over Linebacker/5-11/223/Sophomore Maryland … Collected two Nickname: Showtime Tampa, FL receptions for 46 yards in win During Pre-Game I like to: listen to music (R. Kelly) Thomas Jefferson High School over ULM … Hauled in four Sports Hero: Kobe Bryant Favorite Music Artist: R. Kelly and Lil Wayne catches for 56 yards and a Biggest influence on my life: mom 2008: Played in 11 games and had 111 total snaps … Earned seven winning grades touchdown against WKU … Nobody knows I can: play basketball from the coaches … Led the team with seven kickoff return tackles … Collected Saved his best game for last as Favorite movie: Happy Foot three tackles on five special teams plays against Maryland … Had one stop each against he equaled his personal-best Favorite TV channel: MPI Network Kentucky, Arkansas State, and WKU … Turned in two tackles in win over UNT as he with six catches and set a new Favorite actor or actress: Mike Williams career mark with 98 yards and Favorite car: any fast car played a season-high 16 snaps. a touchdown against Louisiana Dream job: owning a big-time hotel I came to MT because: I felt it was a place I could go High School: Collected 130 tackles, four sacks, two interceptions, and two fumble recov- in the season finale. and help them win a championship while earning my eries for Jefferson High School in 2007 ... Had 31 tackles in a game against Armwood ... college degree. Named third team Class 4A all-state and all-county in 2007 ... Also earned All-Suncoast High School: A three-star and Tampa Tribune Best of Bay honors ... Had 110 tackles and nine sacks as a junior ... recruit by Rivals.com who was rated the number 15 dual-threat quarterback in the country ... Rated one of the top 100 Played for Coach Mike Fenton. recruits in the state of Florida by Rivals.com (87) ... BTW faced Summerville (Moncks Full Name: Gorby Loreus ... Parent: Rosalie Loreus ... Born: 12/1/89 … Major: Unde- Corner, SC) in an ESPN nationally televised showcase game and McDonald led BTW to a convincing 36-3 win while completing 12 of 19 passes for 244 yards and a touchdown cided. ... Helped lead BTW to a perfect 15-0 record and a state championship his senior year Career Statistics ... Missed most of his senior year due to an injury ... Earned all-state honors ... Led team Tackles G UA A Tot. Sacks TFL FR INT to 4A state semifinals as a junior. 2008 11 8 1 9 0-0 0-0 0 0 Full Name: Sancho McDonald ... Parents: Milton Coats and Tonya Coats... Born: 10/3/89 … Major: Undecided.

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LORMAN Offensive Line/6-1/248/r-Freshman Quakertown, PA Quakertown Community High School 2008: Took a redshirt year. High School: Lettered in football and basketball at Quakertown Community High School … Was voted one of the top five linemen in the area as a junior and senior … Named to second team All-Intelligencer squad as a junior and senior … Played football for Coach John Donnelly. Personal: Parents: Jim and Barbara Lorman … Born: 1/30/89 … Major: Undecided.

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98 vs ULL, 2008; Longest Reception 36 vs ULL, 2008; Most TD Receptions 1 vs Maryland, WKU, ULL, 2008 Receiving

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G

12

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26

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MCLEOD

Wide Receiver/6-2/236/r-Sophomore Tampa, FL Thomas Jefferson High School

2008: Played in nine games and earned two starts … Ended the year with two catches for 26 yards and was the primary tight end the last three games of the year … Was in on 110 total snaps to rank second among tight ends … Earned four winning grades from the coaches … Missed spring practice while recovering from a shoulder injury … Saw limited action at Louisville … Earned his first career start at tight end against Mississippi State … Had his first career reception for 14 yards against ULM … Started against WKU … Had a reception for 12 yards at Louisiana.

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High School: A Mr. Football finalist in 2007 and a two-time Region 4-4A Offensive Lineman of the Year ... Named first team all-state by the Tennessee Football Coaches Association in 2007 and the Tennessee Sports Writers Association ... Also earned Chattanooga Times All-Area honors ... Recorded 56 pancake blocks and graded out at 92 percent as a senior ... Did not allow a sack in 2007 ... Lettered four years in football, three years in track, and one year each in wrestling and basketball ... Played for Coach Jason Fitzgerald. Full Name: Thomas Brandon McLeroy ... Parents: Don and Sheila McLeroy ... Born:

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MICHEL Offensive Line/6-4/270/r-Junior Bradenton, FL Manatee High School

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2007: Played in three total games before suffering a season-ending injury … Saw his first collegiate action at Louisville as a member of the special teams … Had nine plays on the kickoff return team against LSU and was in on 12 special teams plays against 2008: Enrolled in school in January and went through spring practice but had to sit out WKU … Suffered a shoulder injury against WKU and did not play the remainder of the 2008 due to the NCAA transfer rule … Eligible in 2009. season … Had shoulder surgery mid-October. Baylor: Took a redshirt year in 2006. High School: A three-year letterman who earned first team all-conference honors in 2006 at Thomas Jefferson High School ... Voted the team’s best blocker his senior year ... High School: As a senior, he started at right guard for a Manatee team that won its Had 42 catches for 523 yards and 10 touchdowns during his career ... Reeled in six passes first regional title since 1994 and boasted the area’s leading rusher in Chris McNear ... for 130 yards and a touchdown against Southeast Bradenton ... Played for Coach Mike Selected to participate in the PAL Bowl and the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Fenton ... One of four signees to ink with the Blue Raiders from Jefferson in 2007. North-South Football All-Star Classic ... Captained the South squad at the coaches association all-star game ... Earned Class 5A second-team all-state honors ... All-area and Full Name: Byron Alvin McLeod ... Parents: Brian and Janet McLeod ... Born: 11/28/88 all-district pick as a senior ... Also served as the Hurricanes’ deep snapper ... Played for … Major: Electronic Media Communication. Coach Joe Kinnan at the Class 5A school. Receiving 2007 2008 Total

G 3 9 12

Att. 0 2 2

Career Statistics Yds. 0 26 26

Avg. 0.0 13.0 13.0

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MCLEROY

LG 0 14 14

TD 0 0 0

Full Name: Jeremy Adam Michel ... Parents: Laura and Vince Caruso and Blair and Jennifer Michel... Born: 2/24/88 … Major: Mass Communication.

SHERMAN

NEAL

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Offensive Line/6-3/306/Sophomore Spring City, TN Rhea County High School

2008: Named to the Daily Nickname: Big Mac News Journal All-Sun Belt During Pre-Game I like to: talk to my teammates Freshman Team … Played in Sports Hero: Herschel Walker all 12 games and earned six Favorite Music Artist: Yo Gotti starts … Was in on 505 total Biggest influence on my life: parents snaps to rank fifth among line- Nobody knows I can: dunk a basketball men … Earned 12 winning Favorite movie: Fast and Furious grades from the coaches … Favorite TV channel: History Averaged 68 snaps over the Favorite actor or actress: Seth Rogen Favorite car: 2009 Ford F-150 last five games of the year, Dream job: NFL player including a season-best 76 in I came to MT because: it is a great school with a great win over WKU … Saw three atmosphere and I can get an education while playing for snaps on special teams against coaches who can get me to the NFL. Troy … Earned his first collegiate start at right guard in win over FAU and played a total of 47 snaps.

Cornerback/5-8/169/r-Junior Naperville, IL Neuqua Valley High School

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2008: Saw action in 10 games and had 47 total snaps … Earned two winning grades from the coaches … Played in his first career game as a member of the punt block team at Kentucky … Had a career-best 10 snaps against North Texas. 2007: Took a redshirt year. High School: Lettered in football and track at Neuqua Valley High School … Was first team all-conference in football and all-state in track … Voted the top defensive back on the team. Full Name: Sherman Levon Neal ... Parents: Sherman and Michelle Neal … Born: 7/27/88 … Major: Political Science.

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Offensive Line/6-1/274/r-Sophomore Ft. Pierce, FL U.S. Air Force Prep Academy

2009: Won the Iron Man title for the Linemen following spring practice in late April.

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in 2006 and 10-0 in 2005 ... Owns the school record in career sacks ... Lettered four years in football. Full Name: Emmanuel Perez ... Parent: Paula Perez ... Born: 11/29/88 … Major: Business.

Nickname: P-rez During Pre-Game I like to: relax and give thanks Sports Hero: Rudy Favorite Music Artist: Jay-Z Biggest influence on my life: mom Nobody knows I can: dance to spanish music Favorite movie: American Gangster Favorite TV channel: ESPN Favorite actor or actress: Denzel Washington Favorite car: Ferrari Enzo Dream job: CEO of a Fortune 500 company I came to MT because: it was a place where I felt comfortable and could call “home”.

CAREER HIGHS – Most Tack2008: Was the Lineman Champion in the team’s 2008 Iron Man competition … Suffered les 5 vs ASU, 2008; Most Solo Tackles 4 vs FAU, ULL, 2008; a knee injury in preseason camp and had to miss the entire season. Most Tackles for Loss 2 vs Kentucky, FIU, 2008; Most QB 2007: Went through spring drills as a true freshman and entered fall camp as the backup Sacks 1 vs ULL, 2008; Blocked Kick 1 vs UNT, 2008 at center … Suffered a shoulder injury during fall camp and was lost for the season … Took a redshirt year. Career Statistics Tackles

USAF Prep: Was a starter along the defensive line in his only year at the United States 2007 Air Force Prep Academy. 2008 High School: Named Scripps Treasure Coast Newspaper all-area and first team all-Palm Beach Post in 2006 for St. Lucie West Centennial High School ... Selected to Florida Athletic Coaches Association North/South All-Star Classic and the 12th annual Outback Steakhouse Treasure Coast All-Star game ... As a senior he graded out at 93 percent and had 37 pancake blocks to go along with four fumble recoveries ... Graded out at 86 percent as a junior and had 33 pancake blocks ... Bench pressed 465 coming out of high school ... Played offensive line, defensive line, and long snapper in high school.

Total

G 11 12 23

UA 3 23 26

A 3 10 13

Tot. 6 33 39

Sacks 0-0 1-7 1-7

TFL 0.5-1 6-22 6.5-23

FR 0 0 0

INT 0 0 0

TAYLOR

PORTS Placekicker/5-9/190/r-Sophomore Crossville, TN Cumberland County High School

Full Name: Jacob Eugene Padrick … Parents: Will and Kerry Padrick... Born: 1/15/88 … Major: Exercise Science ... Other: Father is a high school assistant coach and also a firefighter. 2008: Did not see action in any games.

EMMANUEL

PEREZ

Defensive End/6-1/227/Junior Miramar, FL Everglades High School

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Gardner-Webb: Played two years at Gardner-Webb, where he hit all 38 of his extra point attempts … Earned special teams player of the week honors as a freshman … Did not attempt a field goal. High School: Lettered in football and soccer for four years at Cumberland County … Was all-district in soccer and an eight time player of the week … In football, 90 percent of his kickoffs were touchbacks and his long field goal was 37 yards.

Full Name: Jonathan Taylor Ports ... Parents: Tim and Tina Ports … Born: 11/15/87 2008: Played in all 12 games and had 11 starts … Led all linemen and ranked seventh … Major: Undecided. on the team with 33 tackles (coaches had him with 56 stops) … Also added six tackles for loss, a sack, and a blocked kick … Was in on 504 total snaps, including a seasonbest 64 at Kentucky … Earned 10 winning grades from the coaches … Earned his first career start against Maryland and added two tackles … Tallied four tackles, including two for loss of yards, and a quarterback hurry at Kentucky ... Came up with five stops at Arkansas State … Had four solo tackles in win over FAU … Collected four tackles to go Defensive Tackle/6-2/262/Junior along with two tackles for loss against FIU … Had three stops each against Mississippi State and ULM … Blocked an extra point in win over North Texas … Came up with his Swainsboro, GA first career sack in season finale at Louisiana. Swainsboro High School

DWIGHT

SMITH

2007: Saw action in 11 of 12 games … Had six total tackles on the season with one stop coming on special teams … Played in his first collegiate game at Louisville as a member of the special teams … Was in on 12 plays at LSU with three coming on defense and played eight against WKU … Collected one tackle in win over FIU … Had three tackles and played 52 snaps against Virginia … Tallied one stop in win over North Texas and also had one tackle at Troy.

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2009: Suffered a knee injury mid-way through spring drills and missed the last six practices but should be 100 percent when fall camp opens.

2008: Played in all 12 games and earned 10 starts … Turned in a career-best 30 tackles (coaches had him with 31 stops) on the year to go with 7.5 tackles for loss, a sack, a forced fumble, and a pass breakup … Was second among linemen with 535 total snaps played, including a season-best 60 at Louisiana … Earned nine winning grades from the coaches High School: A second team all-state selection for Everglades High School in 2006 ... … Had one tackle in opener against Troy and it went for a loss of yards … Also had one Also earned all-county honors and was named the team MVP ... Collected 72 tackles stop in win over Maryland … Collected four tackles at Kentucky and two at Arkansas and 11 sacks as a senior and had 57 tackles and 14 sacks as a junior ... Team went 7-3

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State … Added five tackles, a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss in win over FAU … Had four tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss at FIU … Turned in three stops at Louisville and had two and a TFL against ULM … Forced a fumble and had a tackle for loss against North Texas … Had five tackles and a tackle for loss in season finale against Louisiana.

Sports Writers and was picked for the 2007 All-State Dream Team ... Voted the Region 2-5A Offensive Lineman of the Year ... Served as team captain as a senior ... Named to the Tennessee Super 44 list prior to senior campaign ... Earned all-region honors as a junior ... Played for Coach Stanton Stevens.

Nickname: Big Stu During Pre-Game I like to: listen to music Sports Hero: Muhammad Ali Favorite Music Artist: Yo Gotti Biggest influence on my life: dad Nobody knows I can: do a back flip Favorite movie: Boondock Saints Favorite TV channel: Tru TV Favorite actor or actress: Ving Rhames & Halle Berry Favorite car: Chrysler 300C Dream job: NFL head coach I came to MT because: I liked the coaching staff and the campus environment.

2007: Played in 10 of 12 games … Finished the year with 15 tackles to go along with a sack, two tackles for loss, and a pass breakup … Played a total of 288 snaps … Saw action in his first collegiate game at LSU with 37 total snaps and three solo tackles … Had just four snaps against WKU … Added three tackles in the win over FIU … Collected two tackles in 37 snaps against UVA and recorded one stop at Memphis … Made his first career sack against ASU … Had three tackles including one for loss of yards and a pass breakup against North Texas … Tallied one tackle at ULM in 36 snaps and also Full Name: Alex Stuart ... added one stop at Troy. Parents: Phillip and Kimberlie Stuart ... Born: 9/7/89 ... High School: Was the team Nickname: Smitty Major: Undecided … Other: captain in leading Swains- During Pre-Game I like to: jog around field and enviGodfather is former Tennessee and NFL lineman Harry Galbreath. His father also played boro High School to a 9-2 sion myself making plays at UT. record in 2006 ... Earned all- Sports Hero: Josh Smith region and all-area honors Favorite Music Artist: Jay-Z after collecting 69 tackles, Biggest influence on my life: family 17 tackles for loss, four pass Nobody knows I can: sing breakups, and three sacks ... Favorite movie: The Little Giants Had more than 165 tackles Favorite TV channel: ESPN Safety/6-2/171/r-Junior for his career ... In a game Favorite actor and actress: Adam Sandler & Sanaa Lathan Favorite car: 2007 Grand Marquise Dyersburg, TN against Screven County, Dream job: NFL player then head coach at Swainsboro Dyersburg High School Smith earned player of the I came to MT because: of the bond the players and week honors after tallying coaches had. It really felt like home. 10 tackles including three 2008: Did not see action in any games … Was a member of the scout team. for loss, one caused fumble, a pass breakup, and a fumble recovery ... Lettered four years in football, three years in 2007: Took a redshirt year. basketball, and four years in track ... Was the region shot put champion in 2006 ... Played for Coach Shane Williamson. High School: Lettered in football and basketball at Dyersburg High School … Was allregion in football as a junior and senior while gaining all-district honors in basketball … Full Name: Dwight Jermone Smith ... Parent: Geraldine Smith ... Born: 9/5/88 … During his last two seasons, Taylor tallied 90 tackles and five interceptions. Major: Physical Education. Personal: Parents: William and Kathy Taylor … Born: 10/28/87 … Major: UndeCAREER HIGHS – Most Tackles 5 vs FAU, ULL, 2008; Most Solo Tackles 4 vs FAU, 2008; cided. Most Tackles for Loss 1.5 vs FAU, FIU, 2008; Most QB Sacks 1 vs Arkansas State, 2007; FAU, 2008; Pass Breakup 1 vs North Texas, 2007; ULM, 2008; Forced Fumble 1 vs UNT, 2008

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Wide Receiver/6-0/161/r-Freshman North Augusta, SC North Augusta High School

2009: Broke his leg midway through spring drills but should return for fall camp. 2008: Took a redshirt year.

High School: Hauled in 38 receptions for 516 yards and six touchdowns for North Augusta his senior year ... Collected 43 receptions for nearly 610 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior ... Selected honorable mention all-state, first team Aiken County, 2009: Earned the most improved award for offensive linemen at the conclusion of spring all-region, and first team CSRA in 2007 ... Was team captain his senior year ... Won the drills while also collecting the Jeanne Massaquoi freshman academic award. South Carolina Class 4A state championship in the 800 meters in May of 2007 and was third in 2006 ... Lettered three years in football and four years in track ... Played football 2008: Played in 11 games and had 131 total snaps, including a season-best 33 against for Coach Dan Pippen. Troy and Maryland … Played exclusively at right tackle and was also a member of the short yardage team. Full Name: Marcus Devon Thurmond ... Parent: Bernice Thurmond ... Born: 12/10/89 … Major: Undecided. High School: Lettered in football at Oak Ridge three years ... Graded out at 96 percent his senior year and tallied 100 pancake blocks ... Named all-state by the Tennessee

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High School: Led Maryville to back-to-back state championships (won three total) while earning Defensive MVP honors at the 2004 title game after registering five tackles, a fumble recovery, and a blocked kick ... Named to the 2006 TACA All-Star game Full Name: Phillip Jerome Tinsley ... Parent: Barbara Tinsley ... Born: 4/12/89 … Major: ... Rebels had back-to-back perfect 15-0 records in 2004 Undecided. and 2005 ... Named first team all-state by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association in 2005 and was a finalist for Class 4A Lineman of the Year ... Was the Region 3-4A Most Outstanding Lineman ... Also tabbed all-region and all-county and was on the Knoxville News Sentinel All-Prep Extra team ... Collected six tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss in state title game against Melrose ... Compiled an overall record of 58-1 during his four years and won the last 30 games in a row ... As a senior, he tallied 66 total tackles, 9.5 tackles Punter/6-1/250/r-Sophomore for loss, and seven sacks and returned an interception and a fumble for touchdowns ... West Palm Beach, FL Played for Coach George Quarles. The Kings Academy High School Full Name: Gary Ellison Tucker ... Parent: Betty Ogle ... Born: 3/14/88 … Major: Liberal Studies. 2008: Did not see action in any game but did travel to all road contests. High School: Lettered four years in football, four years in basketball, and three years in track for Dodge County High School ... Helped lead team to consecutive 9-3 records his junior and senior campaigns ... Earned player of the week honors three times in 2007 and was tabbed the team’s top receiver in 2006 ... Tallied 71 tackles, nine tackles for loss, and one fumble recovery on defense while adding seven receptions for 91 yards and a touchdown on offense his senior year ... Earned the team’s sixth man and best rebounder award in basketball ... Played football for Coach Greg Robinson.

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TOULSON

CAREER HIGHS – Most Tackles 2, three times; Most Solo Tackles 2 vs Mississippi

2007: Took a redshirt year.

State, 2008; Most Tackles for Loss 1 vs LSU, 2007; MSU, 2008; Most QB Sacks 1 vs High School: Lettered in football, basketball, and baseball at The King’s Academy … LSU, 2007; Fumble Recovery 1 vs North Texas, 2007 Named all-state and all-area two years in a row … Averaged 42.0 yards a punt. Full Name: Nathaniel Lee Toulson ... Parents: Terry and Rebecca Toulson … Born: Tackles 2007 1/24/89 … Major: Exercise Science. 2008

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Defensive Tackle/6-2/255/r-Junior Maryville, TN Maryville High School

2008: Played all 11 games and was in on 178 total snaps, including a season-best 40 against FAU … Ended the year with nine total tackles (coaches had him with 17 stops) and 1.5 tackles for loss … Earned six winning grades from the coaches … Missed all of spring drills while recovering from a shoulder injury … Added one tackle in win over Maryland … Had a season-high 40 snaps against FAU but did not register a tackle … Collected two tackles and a TFL at Mississippi State. 2007: Played in 11 games and had 238 total snaps … Had nine tackles on the season to go with two tackles for loss, a sack, and a fumble recovery … Did not compete in spring practice due to team disciplinary reasons … Had one tackle in 15 snaps against FAU … Played 27 snaps at Louisville but did not record a tackle … Collected two tackles including his first career sack at LSU … Was in on just seven plays against WKU … Did

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TURNER Wide Receiver/5-8/161/r-Freshman Decatur, GA Cedar Grove High School High School: Lettered in football at Cedar Grove High School ... Ranked fourth in the county in receptions and receiving yards his senior year … Earned honorable mention all-county honors … Played for Coach Ray Bonner. Full Name: Harold Turner Jr. ... Parents: Harold Turner Sr. and LaJean Turner … Born: 8/23/90 … Major: Concrete Industry Management.


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WADE Deep Snapper/5-8/221/r-Junior Florence, SC South Florence High School

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Linebacker/5-11/225/r-Sophomore Columbia, SC Spring Valley High School

2008: Played and started all 12 games as the team’s primary snapper for field goals, 2008: Saw action in eight total games with all his action coming on special teams … punts, and extra points … Played 116 total snaps … Earned eight winning grades from Was in on 44 total snaps, including a season-best eight against FAU and Louisville … the coaches … Voted the most improved specialist during the spring. Earned one winning grade from the coaches … Played in his first collegiate game in win over FAU as a member of the punt block team … Recovered a fumble against FIU 2007: Played in all 12 games as the team’s primary snapper on punts, field goals, and … Added a tackle in season finale at Louisiana. extra points … Was in on 136 total snaps … Earned the Most Improved Strength Training award for specialists follow2007: Took a redshirt year. Nickname: Muscle Man ing spring drills … Was not During Pre-Game I like to: run routes to get loose credited with a bad snap and snap High School: Lettered in football four years and was a team captain at Spring Valley the entire season. High School … Tabbed all-state and all-region. Sports Hero: Ric Flair 2006: Sat out the season in order to redshirt … Gained invaluable experience by traveling with the team to all road games and serving as the backup to Jonathan Parks.

Favorite Music Artist: Shinedown Biggest influence on my life: dad Nobody knows I can: juggle baseballs Favorite movie: Rambo Favorite TV channel: FX Favorite actor and actress: Bruce Willis & Jennifer Aniston Favorite car: 2005 Nissan Sentra Dream job: movie actor I came to MT because: I wanted to be part of something bigger than myself and play for a great university.

Full Name: Norman Royell Washington ... Parents: Norman and Wendy Washington … Born: 7/13/89 … Major: Business. Tackles 2008

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High School: Voted the MVP of South Florence High School his senior year after collecting a school record 176 tackles (third highest total in the area) ... Was a three-time all-region and Florence Morning News all-star selection ... Set the school mark for career tackles with 387 ... Was an all-Endzone Channel 15 nominee and Iron Man award winner and competed in the 2005 Shrine Bowl ... Selected the team’s Special Teams Player of the Year in 2002 ... Was also an all-academic nominee.

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Defensive Tackle/6-1/260/r-Junior Atlanta, GA Booker T. Washington High School

2008: Suffered a knee injury prior to spring drills and missed the 2008 season. Full Name: Adam Mark Wade ... Parents: Mark and Julie Wade ... Born: 1/21/88 … 2007: Saw action in four games and finished with two total tackles … Was in on 31 Major: Exercise Science. total snaps … Played in his first collegiate game at LSU … Added two tackles in win over FIU.

DANIEL

WALLER Linebacker/6-2/221/r-Sophomore Swainsboro, GA Swainsboro High School

2006: Took a redshirt year in order to improve his strength and conditioning while gaining invaluable experience to better prepare him for 2007. High School: Two-time all-state, all-region, and all-district for Coach Rodney Cofield at Booker T. Washington High School ... Named to the Super 11 all-city team ... Georgia Preseason Top 75 selection ... Collected 161 tackles, 10 sacks, and three interceptions as a senior and 120 tackles, 11 sacks, and two fumble recoveries as a junior ... Lettered four years in football, three years in basketball, and three years in baseball.

2008: Took a redshirt year after transferring from the University of the Cumberlands Full Name: Andre Marcel Wicker Jr. ... Parent: Vaughn Wicker ... Born: 11/5/87 … in Williamsburg, KY. Major: Liberal Studies. High School: Lettered in football, basketball, and track at Swainsboro High School … Career Statistics Earned all-region honors as a junior and senior. Tackles Full Name: Daniel LeSean Waller … Parents: Willie Johnson and Serrina Phillips … 2008

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Born: 3/7/89 … Major: Undecided.

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Offensive Line/6-2/252/r-Sophomore Tampa, FL Thomas Jefferson High School

2008: Named to the Daily News Journal All-Sun Belt Freshman Team … Voted to the Rivals.com Sun Belt All-Freshman team … Played and started all 12 games at left tackle … His 904 total snaps played equaled the Nickname: Big Mike most among linemen with During Pre-Game I like to: listen to music Mark Thompson … Had 15 Sports Hero: Lebron James winning grades from the Favorite Music Artist: Nas Biggest influence on my life: mom coaches to lead all offensive Nobody knows I can: do a double back flip linemen … Earned his first Favorite movie: Menace 2 Society collegiate start at left tackle Favorite TV channel: ESPN against Troy and played Favorite actor or actress: Chris Tucker all 87 snaps on offense Favorite car: Dodge Challenger to go with three more on Dream job: NFL sports agent special teams … Was part I came to MT because: to be a part of an up-and-coming of an offensive line that did program that is ready to explode and do great things. not allow a sack against

Maryland, Kentucky or Mississippi State … Played all 66 offensive snaps in win over FAU and played all 78 at FIU. 2007: Took a redshirt year. High School: Named the Hillsborough Lineman of the Year his senior season at Jefferson High School ... An all-county and all-area selection ... Was an offensive lineman and a defensive end ... Against Armwood he graded out at 95 percent as an offensive lineman and recorded two sacks on defense in 2006 ... Played for Coach Mike Fenton ... One of four signees to ink with the Blue Raiders from Jefferson in 2007. Full Name: Mike Delano Williams ... Parents: Jeff Williams and Diane Mitchell ... Born: 12/29/88 … Major: Organizational Communication.

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Merryl S. West High School his senior year ... Hauled in 29 catches for 460 yards and five touchdowns as a senior and added 13 grabs for 200 yards and a touchdown as a junior ... Lettered in football and track.

Full Name: Garrett Nicholas Andrews ... Parents: Howard and Lisa Andrews ... Born: High School: A two-star recruit by Linebacker/6-2/205/Freshman 8/1/88. Rivals.com ... Named all-state and first Carrollton, GA team Region 5-AAAA ... Had 96 tackles, Villa Rica High School 12 sacks, and eight receptions his senior year as team went 8-3 (team went 12-1 his junior year)... Also lettered in basketball and track ... Was third in the state his junior year in the triple jump ... Played for Coach Rob Cleveland ... Runs a 4.5 40. High School: A three-star recruit by Linebacker/6-1/205/Freshman Rivals.com and the No. 43 middle line- Miramar, FL Full Name: Craig Devon Allen ... Parents: Archie and Danielle Allen ... Born: 11/30/91. backer in the nation by Scout.com ... Everglades High School Selected to the North-South All-Star Game and the Dade County and Broward County All-Star Game ... Combined for more than 200 tackles and 16 sacks his junior and senior seasons ... Had 100 tackles and four sacks as a junior ... Played with Blue Raider defensive end Emmanuel Perez at Everglades High School and was coached by Josh Shapiro ... Runs a 4.5 40.

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San Joaquin Delta College: Earned Wide Receiver/6-3/196/Junior All-California first team honors and all- Tracy, CA Valley Conference recognition in 2008 … Merryl S. West High School Caught 39 passes for 643 yards and nine touchdowns as a freshman, before turning in 65 receptions for 1,097 yards and 14 touchdowns as a sophomore … Led the Valley Conference in 2008 in every receiving category and had more than 200 yards receiving in two different games … Had six catches for 138 yards and four touchdowns to earn MVP honors at the Hawaiian Punch Bowl in win over junior college defending national champion San Francisco City College.

Full Name: Roderic Jerrell Blunt ... Parents: Rodney and Jackie Blunt ... Born: 5/13/90 ... Note: His father, Rodney Blunt, played running back at Clemson.

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CUNNINGHAM

High School: Named the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Class 2A Back for 2008 football season ... Named TSWA High School: Earned first team all-conference honors and second team all-area for All-State and the Region Player of the

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Year ... Voted to the All-Southern Football Team by the Orlando Sentinel ... Selected to Tennessee East-West All-Star Game ... A two-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Rushed for a school record 1,744 yards and 2,357 all purpose yards to go along with 29 touchdowns during his senior campaign ... Also added 119 tackles on defense to with an interception and four pass breakups ... Led Goodpasture to the State semifinals with a 35-21 win over CPA by rushing for 231 yards and three touchdowns ... As a junior he rushed for 721 yards and 16 touchdowns while collecting 62 tackles and an interception ... Owns the school record in single-season rushing yards (1,744), career touchdowns (60), touchdowns in a game (five), touchdowns in a season (29), and all-purpose yards in a season (2,357) and career (4,611) ... Also lettered in basketball and track ... Played for Coach David Martin ... Runs a 4.39 40. Full Name: Benjamin Corey Cunningham ... Parent: Sheridan Dotson ... Born: 7/7/90.

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and 200 meters ... Is a seven-time Junior Olympic champion, a two-time World Team participant, and owns school records in the 100 meter and 200 meters ... Played for Coach Jasper Jewell. Full Name: Kenneth D’Antignac Gilstrap II ... Parents: Kenneth Sr. and Darla Gilstrap ... Born: 7/30/91 ... His father played receiver at Tennessee Tech from 1985 to 1988, and he ranks sixth in all-time receiving yards.

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High School: A two-star recruit by Offensive Line/6-3/255/Freshman Rivals.com ... Selected to play in the Pelham, AL 2008 Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Spain Park High School game ... Voted the All “Over the Mountain” Player of the Year while also being picked the All-Metro (Birmingham) Player of the Year ... Averaged five pancakes a game his junior and senior seasons ... Only gave up one sack as a senior and two sacks as a junior ... Snapped for field goals and extra points his senior year ... Played for Coach David Shores.

High School: A two-star recruit by Cornerback/5-10/165/Freshman Rivals.com ... Named all-state, all- Cocoa, FL conference, and all-district ... Named Cocoa High School to the Central Florida All-Star game Full Name: Jesse M. Grisham ... Parents: Richard and Vicky Grisham ... Born: 4/12/91. where he played for the East squad ... Was a team captain ... Rushed for 828 yards on 107 carries and 12 touchdowns as a senior at Cocoa High School to go with 11 receptions and three scores in helping lead them to a 14-1 record ... Tallied 101 yards on the ground against Monsignor Pace in the playoffs ... Added 37 tackles, two interceptions, and two fumble recoveries on defense ... As a junior, he rushed for 360 yards and seven touchdowns while adding nine receptions for 245 yards and two touchdowns ... Also High School: Voted an Associated Defensive Line/6-2/255/Freshman lettered in basketball and track ... Played for Coach John Wilkinson. Press first team all-state selection in Forsyth, GA 2008 for Mary Persons High School ... Mary Persons High School Full Name: Marquise Lavell Dixon ... Parent: Kelita Williams ... Born: 9/20/90. A two-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Rated the 39th best prospect in the state of Georgia by Rivals.com ... Played on the offensive line most of his high school career but was on the offensive and defensive lines his senior year ... Graded out at 90 percent as an offensive lineman his senior year and collected 45 tackles and eight sacks on defense ... Was all-region as a junior and senior and was first team All Middle Georgia as a senior ... Was the most valuable offensive High School: A three-star recruit by Wide Receiver/6-2/190/Freshman lineman as a junior and senior ... Is a member of the Mary Persons Wall of Fame ... Also lettered in track ... Qualified for the state in the shot put ... Played for Coach Rodney Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Rated Atlanta, GA Walker. the No. 63 player in the state by Rivals. Stephenson High School com ... Had 12 receptions for 400 yards and five touchdowns for Stephenson his senior year ... Also lettered in track where he was Full Name: Jadareius Omari Hamlin ... Parent: Elnora Lyons ... Born: 8/17/91 ... His the team’s most valuable performer and placed first in the region in the 400 meters ... cousin, Tony Lyons, lettered for the Blue Raiders in 1990. Was a four-time Junior Olympic AAU qualifier ... Runs a 21.8 in the 200 meter and a 48.2 in the 400 meter ... Spent his freshman and sophomore year at Mt. Pisgah High School ... Played for Coach Ron Gartrell at Stephenson ... His 40 time is 4.41.

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Full Name: Richard Anthony Drake Jr. ... Parents: Richard Sr. and Kathleen Drake ... Born: 9/4/90.

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High School: A three-star recruit by Cornberback/5-10/170/Freshman Scout.com ... Named to the Atlanta Lithonia, GA Journal Constitution’s Top 150 players Miller Grove High School list in 2008 ... As a senior he had 650 rushing yards, 100 receiving yards, 50 tackles, 11 pass breakups, an interception and two sacks ... As a junior, he racked up 50 tackles to go with three interceptions and five pass breakups ... Invited to compete in the USA Youth National track team for 100

JEFFERSON

High School: Voted the Division II- Running Back/5-9/195/Freshman AA Mr. Football Back of the Year ... Nashville, TN Rated the 22nd best player in Ten- The Ensworth School nessee by Rivals.com ... Also named to the All-Midstate team ... A two-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Played quarterback and defensive back for the Ensworth School ... Completed 53 of 108 passes for 1,031 yards and 12 touchdowns while rushing for 1,324 yards and 25 touchdowns his senior year ... Had a 8.17 yard per carry average in 2008 ... Rushed for 150 or more yards five times, including his last three in a row ... Had 200 yards rushing in a win over Montgomery Bell Academy to go with 118 yards passing ... During his high school career he rushed for 3,227 yards and 48 touchdowns while totaling 4,404 yards of total offense ... He also added three touchdowns on punt returns and two scores by receptions ... Owns the school record for rushing touchdowns in a game (four), passing touchdowns in a game

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Full Name: Tavarres Shijuan Jefferson ... Parent: Zenia Dawson ... Born: 9/5/90.

High School: A two-star recruit by Defensive End/6-4/220/Freshman Rivals.com ... Named the Defensive Temple, GA Player of the Year by the Times Geor- Villa Rica High School gian in 2008 ... Voted first team Region 5-AAAA ... Collected 86 tackles, 11 sacks, seven forced fumbles, and four recovered fumbles his senior year at Villa Rica as team went 8-3 ... Also lettered in basketball ... Played for Coach Rob Cleveland ... Runs a 4.7 40.

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High School: A two-star recruit by Offensive Line/6-4/265/Freshman Rivals.com ... Earned second team Buford, GA Full Name: Harold Omar McLendon ... Parents: Doug and Ola McLendon ... Born: all-region honors while also being Mill Creek High School 2/13/91. picked second team All-Gwinnett County ... As a senior, he was the Gwinnett County Player of the Month and the player of the week three times ... Named to the Gwinnett Conty All-Star Game ... Had 43 pancake blocks his senior year ... Played for Coach Shannon Jarvis.

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Full Name: Jordan Tyler Johnson ... Parents: James and Renee Johnson ... Born: 11/14/90. High School: Ranked as one of the Defensive End/6-2/235/Freshman top five defensive ends in the state Atlanta, GA his senior year at Westlake ... Rated Westlake High School one of the top ten fastest defensive ends in the nation and the fastest in the state ... A five-time defensive player of the week winner ... An all-Region 4-AAAAA selection at Westlake after making 11 sacks and forcing six fumbles in 2008 to go along with 50 total tackles ... For his career, he High School: Named Class A Mr. Running Back/5-11/190/Freshman registered 183 tackles, 37 tackles for loss, 27 sacks, 16 forced fumbles, eight fumble Football Back of the Year ... Named Memphis, TN recoveries, and 23 quarterback hurries ... Played for Coach Greg Minnis ... Runs a 4.48 TSWA All-State as a junior and se- South Pittsburgh High School 40. nior ... Voted to the Preseason Top 25 in Tennessee ... Voted to the All-Southern Football Team by the Orlando Sentinel ... A Full Name: Dearco L. Nolan ... Parent: Teresa Allen ... Born: 2/7/90. two-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Rushed for 1,197 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior while adding 71 tackles and five forced fumbles on defense ... As a junior he rushed for 1,349 yards and 18 touchdowns on his way to first team all-state honors ... Also had 121 tackles, six sacks, and caused five fumbles on defense as he was tabbed the Region 3A Defensive Player of the Year ... Voted 1A Defensive MVP of the State Championship game ... Also lettered in basketball ... Played for Coach Vic Grider ... Runs a 4.5 40.

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High School: A two-star recruit by Running Back/5-7/195/Freshman Full Name: David Ethan Jones ... Parents: Daniel and Connie Jones ... Born: 12/16/90. Rivals.com ... Named Class 3A FirstDecatur, GA Team All-State in 2008 ... Voted the Cedar Grove High School State of Georgia Red Zone Player of the Year ... Earned Dekalb County Back of the Week honors six times his senior year ... Rushed for 2,010 yards (201 yards per game) and 20 touchdowns on 227 carries (8.8 yards per carry) as a senior ... In a game against Redan he tallied 293 yards rushing and three touchdowns ... Started the last three games of his junior year and tallied 490 High School: A three-star recruit Linebacker/5-11/200/Freshman rushing yards ... Played for Coach Ray Bonner, a former Blue Raider, at Cedar Grove ... by Rivals.com and ranked as the Tallahassee, FL Run a 4.45 40. nation’s 90th best outside lineback- Godby High School er ... Rated the 62nd best outside Full Name: William McKinley Pratcher III ... Parent: William Pratcher Jr. and Letitia linebacker by Scout.com ... A first team all-state selection as a junior and senior ... Also Pratcher ... Born: 10/16/90. made the All-Big Bend and FACA All-District team two years in a row ... Voted the team defensive most valuable player as a junior and senior ... Godby went 12-3 and finished second in the state his senior year as he tallied 173 tackles, 37 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, one interception, and three blocked kicks ... Registered 188 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, and five quarterback sacks as a junior ... Turned in 17 tackles and five tackles for loss in state championship game against Cocoa ... Owns the school record for tackles in a High School: A two-star recruit by Safety/6-0/205/Freshman season (188) and career (424) ... Played for Coach Shelton Crews. Rivals.com ... As a senior at Naples Naples, FL High School he played his first sea- Naples High School Full Name: Justin Lorenzo Jones ... Parents: Kerry Finley and Renee Patterson ... Born: son at quarterback his senior year 12/4/89. and completed 63 of 123 passes for 1,111 yards and 14 touchdowns while rushing for 802 yards (18 touchdowns) in leading them to an 13-2 record ... Also blocked five

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punts ...Competed in the 3A All-Star Game and the All-State All-Star Game ... Earned Full Name: Ryan Craig Rosenvall ... Parents: Craig and Susan Rosenvall ... Born: MVP honors in the 3A All-Star contest by throwing for 180 yards and four touchdowns 1/12/90. and rushed for 120 yards ... Voted team captain and was all-conference and honorable mention all-state ... Also lettered in basketball and track ... Played football for Coach Bill Kramer.

SAMMY

Full Name: Juno Prudhomm ... Parent: Lutane Simon ... Born: 1/30/90.

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High School: A two-star recruit by Safety/6-2/190/Freshman Rivals.com ... Earned all-state (5A) Ooltewah, TN and all-region honors in leading Ooltewah High School Ooltewah to a 11-2 record his senior year ... As a senior he had 53 tackles and led the team with six interceptions and 27 pass breakups ... Also had two tackles for loss and a forced fumble ... Added three receptions on offense ... Also lettered in basketball and track ... Ooltewah won the state track title his junior year ... Played for Coach Benny Monroe ... Runs a 4.35 40.

High School: Rated one of the top Quarterback/6-1/185/Freshman 25 players in Tennessee by Rivals. Smyrna, TN com ... Voted second team all-mid- Battle Ground Academy state by the Tennessean ... Voted the Williamson County Co-MVP ... A two-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Passed for 1,613 yards Full Name: Samuel Tyrone Seamster ... Parent: Alishia William ... Born: 2/5/91. and 15 touchdowns and rushed for 449 yards and five touchdowns as a senior, leading BGA to an 8-3 record after starting 7-0 ... Threw for 594 yards and rushed for 334 yards with 14 TDs as a junior in just seven games ... Also lettered in basketball and track ... Played for Coach Tim Johnson ... Runs a 4.56 40.

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Full Name: Jamal Lamont Ramsey ... Parents: Lamont and Margie Ramsey ... Born: High School: Earned all-state hon- Defensive End/6-4/240/Freshman 7/24/91. ors as a junior and senior ... Named Waycross, GA All-Region 2-AAAA in 2007 and Ware County High School 2008 and earned a spot on the GACA All-Star roster ... Voted one of the top 100 players in the south by the Atlanta Journal Constitution ... Turned in 87 tackles his senior year on defense and graded out at 96.5 percent on offense ... Had 15 tackles, four sacks, and a fumble recovery against Thomas High School: A two-star recruit Linebacker/6-3/215/Freshman County Central ... Also lettered in track and field where he made the state final in the by Rivals.com ... Named to the At- Rex, GA shot put in 2008 ... Played for Coach John Stephens. lanta Journal Constitution’s Top 150 Starr’s Mill High School playes list in 2008 ... Was first team Full Name: Jimmy Lewis Staten IV ... Parents: Jimmy Staten III and Shirley Staten ... all-region and all-county his senior year while being tabbed the team’s most valuable Born: 5/4/91. defensive player ... Registered 142 tackles (a school record) as a senior to go with four sacks and five blocked punts ... As a junior he recorded 95 tackles and eight sacks with most of his action coming at defensive end ... Also lettered in track ... Played for Coach Mike Earwood ... Runs a 4.58 40.

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Full Name: Stephen Roberts IV ... Parents: Stephen and Melissa Roberts ... Born: 3/26/91. High School: Named first team Defensive Tackle/6-3/260/Freshman all-region, first team Coastal Em- Darien, GA pire, and the team’s top receiver in McIntosh County Academy 2008 ... Also elected team captain ... Turned in 44 tackles as a defensive end his senior year at McIntosh to go with four sacks and four tackles for loss as team went 9-2 (crowned 2AA champions) ... Also played tight end on offense and reeled in 10 receptions for 150 yards and two touchWest L.A. CC: Earned first team all- Quarterback/6-1/180/Sophomore downs ... Also lettered in basketball and track (state qualifier in the discus throw) ... Pacific Conference honors in 2008 Sandy, UT Played for Coach Robbie Robinson. ... Threw for more than 2,000 yards Alta High School and 22 touchdowns while completFull Name: Derrek A. Upshaw ... Parent: Alethea Upshaw ... Born: 4/24/91. ing 64 percent (207 of 322) of his passes ... Served as a team captain and was voted the conference player of the week on one occassion ... Team averaged 35 points per game.

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High School: Led Alta to their first 5A state championship and was named the 5A Player of the Year in 2007 ... He also earned first team all-state honors, was the Region II Player of the Year and first team all-region ... Alta went 13-1 his senior year and was ranked 35th nationally by Rivals.com ... He threw for 1,909 yards and 25 touchdowns in 2007 while being credited with 886 rushing yards and 12 scores ... Was a three-year letterwinner.

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High School: A two-star recruit Offensive Line/6-4/295/Freshman by Rivals.com ... Named to the Spring City, TN Tennessean’s 2008 Dream Team Rhea County High School and the Best of Preps ... Three-year starter at Rhea County ... Graded out at 90 percent with 41 pancakes his senior year in helping lead team to 10-3 record ... Versatile lineman who also played some snaps at tackle ... Played for Coach Jason Fitzgerald. Full Name: Joshua Kyle Walker ... Parents: Jerry and Robin Walker ... Born: 6/2/91.

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High School: Scout.com rated Wide Receiver/6-2/185/Freshman him a 3-star recruit and the No. 92 Seale, AL receiver in the nation while Rivals. Glenwood High School com also had him as a 3-star ... Earned all-state honors in 2008 ... Had 517 receiving yards and 490 rushing yards as a senior ... Hauled in 40 catches for 620 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior ... Also added two interceptions on defense and returned one for a score ... Also lettered in track where he was a member of the 4x100 state champion relay team ... Played for Coach Chris Holmes. Full Name: Arthur Frank Williams Jr. ... Parents: Arthur Sr. and Felicia Williams ... Born: 8/1/91.

n Class Breakdown (scholarship players only)

Seniors (14) Juniors (19) Michael Cannon.................... WR Danny Carmichael...................LB David DeFatta............................P Gene Delle Donne................. WR Desmond Gee........................ WR Patrick Honeycutt.................. WR Chris McClover....................... WR Chris McCoy............................ DE Brandon Perry.........................DT Cam Robinson.........................LB Alex Suber...............................CB Phillip Tanner......................... RB Mark Thompson......................OL Marcus Udell...........................CB

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Garrett Andrews.................... WR Kevin Brown..............................S Wes Caldwell......................... WR Jarrett Crittenton................... DE Dwight Dasher....................... QB Antwan Davis..........................LB Mark Fisher.............................OL Chris Hawkins..........................OL Rod Issac.................................CB Jeremy Kellem...........................S Jamari Lattimore.................... DE Evon Lettsome........................OL Jamal Lewis............................OL Jeremy Michel.........................OL Emmanuel Perez.................... DE Dwight Smith..........................DT Gary Tucker.............................DT Adam Wade............................ DS Andre Wicker.......................... DE

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Malcolm Beyah..................... WR Colin Boss................................OL Marquise Branton.................. RB Jawan Carson..........................CB SaCoby Carter......................... DE Derrick Crumpton......................S Darin Davis..............................LB Alan Gendreau....................... PK Wesley Hale........................... RB Antonio Hill.............................LB D.D. Kyles............................... RB Gorby Loreus...........................LB Sancho McDonald................ WR Byron McLeod....................... WR Brandon McLeroy....................OL Jake Padrick............................OL Ryan Rosenvall....................... QB Alex Stuart..............................OL Mike Williams..........................OL

Redshirt True Freshmen (6) Freshmen (23) Brent Burnette....................... QB Kendall Dangerfield................DL Denzell Guerra..........................S Hakeem Johnson.....................CB Marcus Thurmond................. WR Phillip Tinsley......................... DE

Craig Allen...............................LB Roderic Blunt..........................LB Benjamin Cunningham.......... RB Marquise Dixon.......................CB Richard Drake........................ WR Kenneth Gilstrap.....................CB Jesse Grisham.........................OL Jadareius Hamlin....................DL Tavarres Jefferson................... RB Jordan Johnson.......................OL David Jones............................ RB Justin Jones.............................LB Omar McLendon..................... DE Dearco Nolan.......................... DE William Pratcher.................... RB Juno Prudhomm.......................S Jamal Ramsey........................ QB Stephen Roberts.....................LB Sammy Seamster......................S Jimmy Staten......................... DE Derrek Upshaw........................DT Josh Walker.............................OL Arthur Williams..................... WR


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Bowl

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Site

Sat., Dec. 19

2:30 p.m.

ESPN

New Mexico

Mountain West vs. WAC

Albuquerque

Sat., Dec. 19

8 p.m.

ESPN

St. Petersburg

Big East vs. Conference USA

St. Petersburg

Sun., Dec. 20

8 p.m.

ESPN

R+L Carriers New Orleans

Conference USA vs. Sun Belt

New Orleans

Tue., Dec. 22

8 p.m.

ESPN

Maaco Bowl Las Vegas

Mountain West vs. Pacific-10

Las Vegas

Wed., Dec. 23

8 p.m.

ESPN

San Diego Co. Credit Union Poinsettia

Mountain West vs. Pacific-10

San Diego

Thu., Dec. 24

8 p.m.

ESPN

Sheraton Hawaii

Conference USA vs. WAC

Honolulu

Sat,. Dec. 26

1 p.m.

ESPN

Motor City

Big Ten vs. Mid-American

Detroit

Sat., Dec. 26

4:30 p.m.

ESPN

Meineke Car Care

ACC vs. Big East

Charlotte

Sat., Dec. 26

8 p.m.

ESPN

Emerald

ACC vs. Pacific-10

San Francisco

Sun., Dec. 27

8:15 p.m.

ESPN

Gaylord Hotels Music City

ACC vs. SEC

Nashville

Mon., Dec. 28

5 p.m.

ESPN

AdvoCare V100 Independence

Big 12 vs. SEC

Shreveport

Tue., Dec. 29

4:30 p.m.

ESPN

Eagle Bank

ACC vs. Army

Washington, D.C.

Tue., Dec. 29

8 p.m.

ESPN

Champs Sports

ACC vs. Big Ten

Orlando

Wed., Dec. 30

4:30 p.m.

ESPN

Roady’s Humanitarian

Mountain West vs. WAC

Boise

Wed., Dec. 30

8 p.m.

ESPN

Pacific Life Holiday

Big 12 vs. Pacific-10

San Diego

Wed., Dec. 30

8 p.m.

NFL

Texas

Big 12 vs. Conference USA/Navy

Houston

Thu., Dec. 31

TBA

ESPN

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces

Mountain West vs. Conference USA

Fort Worth

Thu., Dec. 31

12 p.m.

CBS

Brut Sun

Pacific-10 vs. Big East/Big 12

El Paso

Thu., Dec. 31

6 p.m.

NFL

Insight

Big Ten vs. Big 12

Tempe

Thu., Dec. 31

7:30 p.m.

ESPN

Chick-fil-A

ACC vs. SEC

Atlanta

Fri., Jan. 1

11 a.m.

ESPN

Outback

Big Ten vs. SEC

Tampa

Fri., Jan. 1

1 p.m.

ABC

Capital One

Big Ten vs. SEC

Orlando

Fri., Jan. 1

1 p.m.

CBS

Konica Minolta Gator

ACC vs. Big East/Big 12/Notre Dame

Jacksonville

Fri., Jan. 1

5 p.m.

ABC

Rose presented by Citi

BCS (Big Ten) vs. BCS (Pacific-10)

Pasadena

Fri., Jan. 1

8:30 p.m.

FOX

Allstate Sugar

BCS At-Large vs. BCS At-Large

New Orleans

Sat., Jan. 2

2 p.m.

FOX

AT&T Cotton

Big 12 vs. SEC

Arlington

Sat., Jan. 2

2 p.m.

ESPN

Papajohns.com

Big East vs. SEC

Birmingham

Sat., Jan. 2

5:30 p.m.

ESPN

AutoZone Liberty

Conference USA vs. SEC

Memphis

Sat., Jan. 2

9 p.m.

ESPN

Valero Alamo

Big Ten vs. Big 12

San Antonio

Sat., Jan. 2

12 p.m.

ESPN2

International

Big East vs. Mid-American

Toronto

Mon., Jan. 4

8 p.m.

FOX

Tostitos Fiesta

BCS (Big 12) vs. BCS At-Large

Glendale

Tue., Jan. 5

8 p.m.

FOX

FedEx Orange

BCS (ACC) vs. BCS At-Large

Miami

Wed., Jan. 6

7 p.m.

ESPN

GMAC

ACC vs. Mid-American

Mobile

Thu., Jan. 7

8 p.m.

ABC

BCS Championship Game presented by Citi BCS No. 1 vs. BCS No. 2

Pasadena

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RICK STOCKSTILL 4TH SEASON AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE ALMA MATER: FLORIDA STATE, 1982

In three years at the helm of the Middle Tennessee program, Rick Stockstill has taken pionship, help set a new single-season attendance record, and take the program to its the Blue Raiders to unprecedented heights. During his short tenure, the Blue Raiders first postseason bowl game in the I-A era. In taking a Middle Tennessee team predicted have captured a league title, played in a postseason bowl game, been on national tele- to finish sixth in the Sun Belt during the preseason to a league title, Stockstill was also vision a record and Sun Belt Conference best seven times, and produced five of the top crowned the 2006 Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year and the Tennessee Sports ten crowds in Floyd Stadium history. Writers Association Coach of the Year while also garnering that honor from ESPN.com. Over the past three seasons, Stockstill’s teams have consistently been among the During the 2006 championship run, Stockstill and his staff developed an All-Amerileast penalized in the conference, own a combined plus-21 turnover margin, have can, 11 all-conference players, 11 SBC Player of the Week winners, a consensus Naamassed three of the top five tackles for loss and quarterback sack totals tional Defensive Player of the Week (Damon Nickson won the Walter Camp and in school history, and have produced the Sun Belt’s top touchdown the Bronco Nagurski awards), and the school’s all-time sacks leader (Erik scorer twice. Individual players have 19 all-conference honors, Walden). Not bad considering only three Blue Raiders were named Under and there have been two different National Player of the Week to the All-SBC Preseason team as voted on by league coaches and winners. media. Rick Stockstill, Also during his tenure, the Blue Raiders have won A benchmark of all championship teams is the the Blue Raiders 13 of 21 conference games and pulled an upset of ACC ability to win away from home, and Stockstill’s Blue Raiders member Maryland (2008). In 2008, defensive end Erik demonstrated their mental toughness by winning a leaguehave played on national Walden was taken in the sixth round of the NFL Draft best four Sun Belt Conference road games on the way to television a record seven by the Dallas Cowboys, and offensive lineman Franklin a school-record six conference wins in all. In fact, Middle Dunbar and defensive lineman Trevor Jenkins signed as Tennessee’s road success was among the best in college times and produced five free agents with the Philadelphia Eagles. football in 2006, when only 10 other teams won as many Off the field, Stockstill made an immediate impact conference road games (Arkansas, Auburn, Boise State, BYU, of the top 10 Floyd as well by dramatically improving the team’s APR from Ohio, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, USC, Wake Forest). Stadium crowds in 892 to 990, which was featured in the April 2009 issue of In three years, Stockstill’s teams are a combined 6-5 in SBC the NCAA Champion magazine. He has also seen the team’s road games. school history. GPA increase each semester he has been at Middle Tennessee It is said you are only as good as the people you surround yourwhile an average of 34 players each semester have topped the self with, and Stockstill assembled a championship staff well before 3.0 GPA mark. Under his reign, the Blue Raiders have also won the he coached his first game. Stockstill’s current staff sports three National Sun Belt Conference Team Academic Award two years in a row. Championships, 72 bowl rings, and 204 years of coaching experience. After 24 years as an assistant, Stockstill was given the chance to run his own pro- Along with his extensive background in collegiate coaching circles, the driven and gram, and all he did was lead the Blue Raiders to a 2006 Sun Belt Conference cham- determined Stockstill also has had the advantage of working alongside some of the

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Head Coach Rick Stockstill STOCK’S PHILOSOPHY MISSION STATEMENT: My goal at MTSU is to create an environment and atmosphere for everyone to be able to succeed. Our players will be more successful in life because they went through our program. PROCESS: There is a process that every program has to go through in building it if you want to build it to last, and that is what I am doing. We are a program that stresses academics before everything else. My goal is to have a 100 percent graduation rate. We will be a program that is disciplined both on and off the field and will be represented by people of high character. We will chase perfection with the goal of catching excellence in everything we do. We will be a program that is passionate and enthusiastic and loves to play football. We will never quit, never give up, and always represent MTSU in a first-class manner. CHARACTER: I want our players to be successful in life because they went through our program. The values that we are able to develop and instill in them will create a positive attitude and allow them the success they have as student-athletes at MTSU. Our players must conduct themselves in a first-class manner and with high character. Nothing else will be accepted.

MEET RICK STOCKSTILL MTSU Season as Head Coach: 4th Record at MTSU: 17-20 Overall Record: Same Date Hired: December 12, 2005 PERSONAL Birthdate: December 23, 1957 Hometown: Fernandina Beach, FL Spouse: the former Sara Fleischman Children: Brent and Emily Parents: Joel Stockstill and Kris Stockstill EDUCATION High School: Fernandina Beach, 1977 College: Florida State, B.S. Physical Ed., 1982 PLAYING EXPERIENCE Quarterback at Florida State, 1977-82 (honorable mention All-American; played in three bowl games and the East-West Shrine Bowl and the Japan Bowl) COACHING EXPERIENCE 1983-84: Bethune-Cookman (Off. Coord./QB) 1985-88: UCF (Asst. Head Coach/WR) 1989-92: Clemson (Quarterbacks) 1993: Clemson (QBs/Passing Game Coordinator) 1994-95: Clemson (Co-Offensive Coord./WR) 1996-98: Clemson (Wide Receivers) 1999-2002: Clemson (WR/Recruiting Coord.) 2003: East Carolina (Offensive Coordinator) 2004: South Carolina (WR/Recruiting Coord.) 2005: South Carolina (TE/Recruiting Coord.) 2006-Present: MTSU (Head Coach) HONORS 2004: Named a Top 25 recruiter by Rivals.com 2006: Named Sun Belt Conference Coach of Year 2006: Named TSWA Coach of Year 2006: ESPN.com’s Sun Belt Coach of Year NOTEWORTHY Has coached or played under the likes of Bobby Bowden, Tommy Bowden, Danny Ford, Ken Hatfield, Lou Holtz, Steve Spurrier, Tommy West ... Became only the eighth head coach in school history to win his opening game when MTSU defeated FIU in 2006, 7-6. It marked the first time since 1970 that a Blue Raider first year coach was successful in his opening game ... The 7 wins in his first year were the most by a first-year MTSU coach since 1947.

greatest minds in college football history. These experiences have been highly evident during his Blue Raider tenure. Stockstill, who made his way to Murfreesboro after spending the previous two years at South Carolina, has worked with legendary coaches Lou Holtz, Steve Spurrier, Danny Ford, Tommy Bowden, Ken Hatfield, and Tommy West. Stockstill demonstrated the ability to develop and coach big-time players throughout his 24-year college coaching career. He joined the Gamecock staff in December 2003 and immediately made an impact in recruiting. Stockstill coached the Gamecock tight ends and served as recruiting coordinator in 2005 and was the wide receiver coach in 2004. Before joining Holtz’ staff at South Carolina, Stockstill was the offensive coordinator at East Carolina in 2003. In his first year at South Carolina, Stockstill coached Troy Williamson to one of the best seasons ever for a Gamecock receiver. Williamson made 43 receptions for 835 yards (75.9 per game average) and seven touchdowns. Williamson’s 835 receiving yards put him among the singleseason leaders at USC, along with his seven touchdowns. Williamson was taken as the seventh pick in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. In addition to his on-field coaching at Carolina, Stockstill coordinated the signing of a top-20 recruiting class for the Gamecocks in his first season and was recognized as one of the top 25 recruiters in the nation by Rivals.com.

ACADEMICS: We want players to be successful as students. I have always told players in recruiting there are two things that you will do here; one off the field and one on the field. The one off the field means you will graduate and represent this University in a positive light. That is the one that is going to have the greatest impact on your life. I want our players to succeed academically. Our goal is to win championships with quality young men who are graduating. We may be in the entertainment business on the weekend, but we are in the education business during the week. DISCIPLINE: Discipline is what you do for someone not what you do to someone. Self-discipline is the greatest asset an individual can possess. Discipline is being on time every time. It is doing what you say and doing what you are told to do every time. It is knowing your assignments and playing them out to perfection. There is only one kind of discipline and that is PERFECT DISCIPLINE. Make good grades, exercise consistently, eat healthy, and do what is right. Discipline will determine the amount of your success. ATHLETIC: I want our players to be the best football players they can be. My goal is for every player to reach and play past their full potential. They will play together as a team, know and understand how important it is to be part of a team, and understand their role within the team. Personal sacrifice over personal gratification is expected. We live, work, play, study, win, and lose as a team. We will not be infected by the “disease of me.” The team will always be first. PASSION-ENTHUSIASM: I think we have created a tremendous amount of excitement and enthusiasm in the state of Tennessee and in the country. I think everyone is holding on and catching the excitement. I think they know that it is a dawn of a new day and a fresh beginning at MTSU. We are working extremely hard to do the right thing and be passionate and enthusiastic in how we coach, how we practice, how we play the game, and how everyone in our program goes about their business. ATTITUDE: I think everybody should have a positive attitude in everything we do and take the attitude that we are working to be a champion. We want to be a champion in everything we do. ACT LIKE A CHAMPION, PRACTICE LIKE A CHAMPION, PLAY LIKE A CHAMPION, AND MAKE CHOICES LIKE A CHAMPION. BECOME A CHAMPION! CAREER: We are committed to using every resource this University has to help our players be successful. When they leave MTSU they can be more successful in their careers because of their association with MTSU and the people that have made this University great. I always tell our players, “Use MTSU, don’t let it use you!” Get involved and take advantage of everything we have to offer you.

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Head Coach Rick Stockstill In what is regarded as one of the most impressive turnarounds in college football, Stockstill has taken the Blue Raiders’ APR (Academic Progress Rate) from 892 to 990 in just three years. That ranks as the biggest jump of any school in the country.

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What they’re saying about

RICK STOCKSTILL

“I really enjoyed our time together at South Carolina. Rick is known as one of best recruiters in the country and I think he will be one of the best head coaches as well. We wish him the best at MTSU and feel like the Blue Raiders got a great man to lead their program.” Steve Spurrier , Head Coach at South Carolina “MTSU could not have hired a better guy. He is an excellent coach. The players he coached at Clemson improved over their careers, and his coaching ability had a lot to do with it. He will bring MTSU’s talent to a new level because he is an excellent recruiter. Rick has always had a great relationship with his players and their families, no matter where he has coached. And the surrounding community will really like Rick. He will embrace the community and the community will embrace him.” Tommy Bowden , Former Head Coach at Clemson “Rick comes from a great football family and did a super job during his time on my staff. He is very thorough, is an excellent teacher, and is one of the best recruiters I have been around. Rick is just a fine person who I know will do a great job leading MTSU.” Danny Ford , Former Head Coach at Clemson “Rick is a very classy individual who possesses true character, integrity, and honesty. He is a great recruiter, has a calm demeanor, and is excellent with the student-athletes in all facets. MTSU made an excellent choice in Rick Stockstill because he has high standards, is an excellent teacher, and possesses a great football mind.” Lou Holtz , Former Head Coach at South Carolina “I think MTSU made a great choice. When you’re looking for a coach to lead your program, it’s good to have someone with a lot of different experiences. Rick has that, having worked with different coaches at different schools. He knows football, he’s a terrific recruiter, and he knows a lot of people. He’ll do great.” Bobby Bowden , Head Coach at Florida State

From 1989 to 2002, Stockstill was on the coaching staff at Clemson, where he helped lead the Tigers to some of their most proficient offensive performances in school history. He served in a variety of capacities during his tenure with Clemson, working as recruiting coordinator, wide receivers coach, co-offensive coordinator, passing game coordinator, and quarterbacks coach. One of his prize pupils was All-America wide receiver Rod Gardner, who was the number 15 pick of the 2001 NFL Draft. Stockstill played an integral role in Clemson’s offense, which set more than 100 school records from 1998 to 2002. Also recognized as a top-notch recruiter, Stockstill is credited with recruiting Clemson’s all-time leading rusher (Raymond Priester), second all-time leading passer (Woodrow Dantzler), and second all-time leading receivers (Derrick Hamilton and Rod Gardner). Stockstill coached in 12 bowl games before taking the Blue Raiders to the 2006 Motor City Bowl for his 13th. Stockstill also has coaching experience at the University of Central Florida (198588), where he tutored wide receiver Shawn Jefferson, who went on to a 13-year career in the NFL, and at Bethune-Cookman College (1983-84). Born Dec. 23 in Sidney, Ohio, Stockstill grew up in Georgetown, Ky., and then moved to Fernandina Beach, Fla., where he was inducted into the Fernandina Beach Hall of Fame in 2006. He was a three-year letterman at Florida State as a quarterback, where he was team captain and earned honorable mention All-America honors in 1981 under Coach Bobby Bowden. During his career at FSU, the Seminoles had two top-10 final Associated Press rankings and had wins over powers Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Ohio State, and Nebraska. Stockstill, who received his bachelor’s degree from FSU in 1982, made three bowl trips with the Seminoles. Stockstill and his wife, the former Sara Fleischman, have a son, Brent, and a daughter, Emily.

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“Rick is one of the classiest guys in the business. He is a great coach and a great recruiter who relates extremely well with his players. Rick is one of the best assistant coaches I have ever been associated with during my time as a head coach.” Tommy West , Head Coach at Memphis “I think MTSU made a great choice by naming Rick Stockstill as the head coach. I really enjoyed my year at Clemson coaching with Rick. We have kept in touch and I have definitely followed his coaching career. Rick is an outstanding football coach. He will do a great job for MTSU.” Bobby Johnson , Head Coach at Vanderbilt “I am a huge fan of Rick Stockstill. He is a bright, energetic, enthusiastic, upbeat player’s coach who will do a wonderful job bringing the players together. I think the world of Rick Stockstill and believe MTSU made the right move in bringing him in to lead the football program.” Skip Holtz, Head Coach at East Carolina


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n accomplishments under stockstill  2006 Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year (first conference COY at MTSU since 1989)  2006 Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year by ESPN.com  2006 TSWA Coach of the Year  2006 Rutherford County Reader Gridiron Glacier Award  2006 and 2007 Ebony Achievement Award from Middle Tennessee  2006 Sun Belt Conference Championship  Led school to first-ever bowl game in the I-A era (2006)  Has improved team’s APR dramatically from 892 to 990  Team won 2006-07 and 2007-08 Sun Belt Conference Academic Award  A school-record 6 SBC wins in 2006  11 First Team All-Conference selections in two years  One of just 10 teams in the country to win four road conference games in 2006  New single-season attendance record in 2006 and a Floyd Stadium record in 2008  New single-game home attendance record (2006)  A record-tying 11 SBC Player of the Week winners in 2006 and 25 during his tenure  A Walter Camp and Bronco Nagurski National Player of the Week winner (2006)  A Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week winner (2008)  Quarterback was given the ESPN Helmet Sticker Award in 2008  A school-record 3 national television broadcasts in 2006 and seven during his tenure  New single-season records in quarterback sacks and tackles for loss in 2006  Seven wins in 2006 were most by a first-year coach at MTSU since 1947  Had the 2006 ESPN.com SBC Defensive Player of the Year  Program’s 90 quarterback sacks in last three years ranks second in Sun Belt Conference  Blue Raiders named National Team of the Week by CollegeSportsReport.com on 10/14/07

n THE STOCK REPORT

In just three years as head coach, Rick Stockstill has produced 14 different all-conference players who have won 19 honors. Two players have also garnered All-American recognition. All-Sun Belt Selections Desmond Gee, All-Purpose, 2006 (1st) Tavares Jones, DE, 2006 (1st) Damon Nickson, DB, 2006 (1st) Damon Nickson, KR, 2006 (1st) J.K. Sabb, LB, 2006 (1st) Colby Smith, P, 2006 (1st) Erik Walden, DE (1st) Franklin Dunbar, OL, 2007 (1st) Desmond Gee, All-Purpose, 2007 (1st) Tavares Jones, DE, 2007 (1st) Erik Walden, DE, 2007 (1st) Franklin Dunbar, OL, 2006 (2nd) Germayle Franklin, OL, 2006 (2nd) Eugene Gross, RB, 2006 (2nd) Clint Marks, QB, 2006 (2nd) Justin Rainey, LB, 2006 (2nd) Bradley Robinson, DB, 2007 (2nd) Trevor Jenkins, DL, 2008 (2nd) Jeremy Kellem, S, 2008 (2nd) All-Americans Damon Nickson, KR, 2006 (2nd Team) Dwight Dasher, QB, 2007 (Honorable Mention Freshman)

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2nd Year/Tennessee ‘77 David Bibee is in his second stint at Middle Tennessee and is in his second season on Rick Stockstill’s staff. Bibee, who is in charge of the safeties, spent the previous two years at Chattanooga, where he coached outside linebackers in 2006 and guided the secondary in 2007. Bibee made an immediate impact in his first season by developing an all-conference player in Jeremy Kellem and another in Kevin Brown, who has all-league credentials. Kellem and Brown finished third and fourth, respectively, in tackles while combining for three interceptions, three pass breakups, four forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. Bibee, who has 28 years of coaching experience, including 22 on the collegiate level, has served as an assistant coach at Ole Miss, North Alabama, Middle Tennessee, Austin Peay State, Appalachian State, South Carolina, Tennessee Tech, Clemson, East Tennessee State, and Chattanooga. He has coached a Super Bowl Most Valuable Player in Dallas Cowboys cornerback Larry Brown, five All-Americans, including the Blue Raiders’ all-time tackles for loss leader in Dennis Mix, and nine NFL draft picks. His list of draft picks coached includes former Blue THE BIBEE FILE Raider great James Griffin; Clemson safety MIDDLE TENNESSEE Antwan Edwards, a first-round selection by Season at MT: 2nd the Green Bay Packers; and former Baylor Date Hired: February 27, 2008 Recruiting Area: Mideast Tennessee High School and Virginia kicker Kurt Smith (Chattanooga), South Central Florida, of the San Diego Chargers. Northwest Georgia Prior to his stint at Chattanooga, Bibee worked in the local high school ranks as head PERSONAL football coach at the Baylor School in Chatta Birthdate: May 31, 1954 Hometown: Bristol, TN nooga from 2000 to 2005. He guided the Red Spouse: the former Lisa Carter Raiders to the Division II state semifinals in Children: Ashlee, Allison, Lindsay 2000 and 2005. After the 2005 season, Baylor defensive lineman Jacques McClendon was EDUCATION High School: Tennessee High School, 1973 elected Division II Class AAA Mr. College: Tennessee, B.S. Health Ed., 1977 Football Lineman of the Year. McClendon received a PLAYING EXPERIENCE scholarship to play football at Safety at Tennessee, 1973-76 the University of Tennessee, and former Baylor quarterback COACHING EXPERIENCE 1978: Ole Miss (defensive assistant) Cody Romans is a redshirt 1979: North Alabama (secondary/rec. coord.) sophomore quarterback at 1980: Middle Tennessee (DB/recruit. coord.) UTC. 1981-82: Austin Peay (DB/recruit. coord.) 1984-88: Appalachian State (Asst. HC/DB) Bibee’s coaching career began at Tennessee, where he 1989-93: South Carolina (Asst. HC/DB) 1996: Tennessee Tech (DB/rec. coord.) served as a student assistant for 1997: Clemson (outside linebackers) Coach Bill Battle. He moved on 1998: Clemson (secondary) to the staff at Ole Miss in 1978, 1999: East Tennessee (co-defensive coord.) 2000-2004: The Baylor School (head coach) where he was placed in charge of the defensive scout teams on 2006-07: Chattanooga (secondary) 2008-: MT (safeties) Steve Sloan’s first Rebels’ staff. He left Ole Miss to coach BOWL EXPERIENCE the defensive secondary and 1973: Gator Bowl (player) work as recruiting coordina 1974: Liberty Bowl (player) tor at North Alabama for one 1998: Peach Bowl (coach)

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year and held the same positions for one year at Middle Tennessee (1980). Sparky Woods hired Bibee at Appalachian State in 1984 to be his assistant head coach, recruiting coordinator and secondary coach. Bibee helped the Mountaineers compile a 38-19 overall record during that span, with back-to-back Southern Conference titles in 1986 and 1987. The Mountaineers ranked first, third, and fifth nationally in scoring defense during his tenure. Bibee joined Woods at South Carolina in 1989 to work as assistant head coach, co-defensive coordinator, and secondary coach. He was part of Mike Hennigan’s first coaching staff at Tennessee Tech in 1996, holding the posts of defensive backs coach and recruiting coordinator for the Golden Eagles for one season. Prior to heading to the Baylor School, Bibee coached the secondary and outside linebackers at Clemson from 1997 to 1999, where he was on staff with Stockstill and Les Herrin. Working for head coach Tommy West, Bibee helped the Tigers to a Peach Bowl berth in 1997. Bibee is a 1977 graduate of the University of Tennessee, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in health education. He played football for the Volunteers from 1973 to 1976 and was a member of the 1973 Gator Bowl team and the 1974 Liberty Bowl squad. Bibee is married to the former Lisa Carter of Savannah, Tenn. The couple has three daughters, twins Ashlee and Allison, 24, and Lindsay, 17.


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4th Year/Florida State ‘82 Brent Brock, a head coach in the Georgia high school ranks for 14 years and a former teammate of head coach Rick Stockstill, is beginning his fourth season at Middle Tennessee. Brock, who coached the tight ends his first three years and is coaching the inside receivers in 2009, also has 14 years of experience as an athletic director on the high school level. Under Brock’s leadership in 2006, the tight ends were a key ingredient for the Sun Belt Conference’s top scoring offense and the league’s number two-rated team in passing efficiency. The group came up with 17 receptions on the season and two of the team’s nine touchdown receptions. The unit followed that up with 23 receptions and two scores in 2007. Brock came to Middle Tennessee after serving the previous four years as head coach and athletic director at Jackson County High School in Jefferson, Ga. Brock had the privilege of coaching in the GHSA North/South All-Star game (1995) and the Georgia/Florida High School All-Star game (1997). Brock got his start in coaching as a volunteer assistant at Godby High School in Tallahassee in 1981 and then left the following season to join Jim Hughes’ staff at Thomasville High School in 1982. Brock followed Hughes to Colquitt High School in 1983, where he helped coach the Packers in the 1991 1-AAAA state championship game. During his nine seasons at Colquitt, the Packers made the region playoffs eight times, were region runner-up three THE BROCK FILE times, and received the region’s all-sports MIDDLE TENNESSEE trophy on three occasions. Brock served as Season at MT: 4th assistant head coach, offensive coordinator, Date Hired: January 11, 2006 offensive line coach, and strength coordina Recruiting Area: Southwest Georgia, Southeast Alabama, Georgia Military tor during his time at Colquitt. He earned his first head coaching job in PERSONAL 1992 when he took over the Worth County Birthdate: April 21, 1958 High School program in Sylvester, Ga. He Hometown: Albany, GA took a struggling program that went 1-9 his Spouse: the former Missie Milton first year to an 8-3 mark and back-to-back EDUCATION playoff appearances in his third and fourth High School: Albany High School, 1976 seasons. College: Florida State, B.S. Physical Ed., 1982 In 1996, Brock took over head coaching and athletic director duties at Fitzgerald High PLAYING EXPERIENCE Offensive Lineman at Florida State, 1976-81 School in Fitzgerald, Ga., where he had the challenge of rebuilding a program that had COACHING EXPERIENCE just 40 players his first season. With hard 1981: Godby High School (offensive line) work and determination, Brock fielded 70 1982: Thomasville HS (offensive line) players and helped turn the program around 1983-90: Colquitt Co. HS (off. coord./OL) 1990-91: Colquitt Co. HS (Asst. HC/OC) during his short tenure. Under his reign, FHS 1992-95: Worth Co. HS (head coach) took home the sportsmanship trophy for 1996-99: Fitzgerald HS (head coach) 2-AAA in 1996 and 1997. 2000-01: Westside HS (offensive coord.) Before taking over at Jackson County, 2002-05: Jackson Co. HS (head coach) Brock spent two years as offensive coordina 2006-: MT (tight ends) tor/strength coach at Westside High School BOWL EXPERIENCE under Robert Davis. Westside, only four years 1977: Tangerine Bowl (player) old at the time, made it to the semifinals of 1980: Orange Bowl (player) the state at the Georgia Dome in 2002 and 1981: Orange Bowl (player) finished with a no. 4 state ranking. In 2001, 2006: Motor City Bowl (coach)

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Westside advanced to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. The Albany, Ga., native received his B.S. degree in h e a l t h / p hy s i c a l education at Florida State in 1982, his master’s degree at Albany State, and his Ed.S. degree from FSU. As a player, Brock played four years for Coach Bobby Bowden at Florida State as an offensive lineman. He was a member of the 1977 Tangerine B owl team and the 1980 and 1981 Orange Bowl teams. Brock is married to the former Missie Milton of Albany, Ga.


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One of the bright young stars in collegiate coaching, Manny Diaz is beginning his fourth year as defensive coordinator at Middle Tennessee. Diaz, who spent six years at N.C. State before joining the Blue Raiders, will also coach the linebackers for the second straight season after mentoring the safeties his first two years. In three years under Diaz, the Blue Raider defense has been one of the most disruptive in the Sun Belt. After a record-breaking year in 2006, the Blue Raiders led the league in sacks and tackles for loss in 2007 before ranking 14th nationally in tackles for loss in 2008. Overall, the unit has also produced 10 all-conference players during that span and put up two of the top three fewest yards allowed averages at Middle Tennessee in the FBS era. In his first year, Diaz’ defense broke the school record for quarterback sacks with 36 and set a new school mark in tackles for loss with 96 while leading the Sun Belt Conference in rushing defense and sacks. The 2006 unit, which allowed just 38 total points in the second half of SBC action, scored four touchdowns and produced four first team all-conference performers along with the National Defensive Player of the Week on October 30. Diaz also aided in the development of all-conference performers Erik Walden, Damon Nickson, Tavares Jones, J. K. Sabb, and Justin Rainey in 2006. Walden set the single-season sack record and became Middle Tennessee’s all-time leader in the category, and Nickson led the SBC in interceptions. Diaz has been involved in eight bowl games during his 10 years on the collegiate level and played a major role for one of the THE DIAZ FILE country’s top-ranked defenses by coaching safeties in 2004 and 2005 and handling the MIDDLE TENNESSEE linebackers in 2002 and 2003 for the North Season at MTSU: 4th Date Hired: January 7, 2006 Carolina State Wolfpack. Recruiting Area: South Florida, In 2005, the Wolfpack finished eighth Cobb County, Georgia nationally in total defense, sixth in third down percentage, and 12th in scoring de PERSONAL fense en route to a 7-5 record and a shutout Birthdate: March 13, 1974 Hometown: Miami, FL win over South Florida in the Meineke Car Spouse: the former Stephanie Cerow Care Bowl. Diaz, who also served as special Children: Colin, Gavin, and Manny teams coordinator, saw his kickoff return unit finish fifth nationally, and his punt return EDUCATION team recorded four blocked kicks. High School: Miami Country Day, 1991 College: Florida State, B.S. Communications, 1995 In his first year as safeties coach and special teams coordinator in 2004, N.C. COACHING EXPERIENCE State’s defense finished the year as the top 1998-99: Florida State (video/secondary) ranked unit in the country in total defense by 2000-01: N.C. State (GA/linebackers) allowing just over 220 yards per game. The 2002-03: N.C. State (linebackers) 2004-05: N.C. State (safeties/special teams) Wolfpack defense also held national powers 2006-07: MT (DC/safeties) Ohio State and Florida State to under 130 2007-: MT (DC/linebackers) yards of total offense during the 2004 campaign. Diaz, who coached All-ACC performer BOWL EXPERIENCE 1998: Sugar Bowl (coach) and former New York Jet Andre Maddox, also 1999: Sugar Bowl (coach) had his punt return team block three kicks 2000: Micronpc.com Bowl (coach) and take two returns for touchdowns. 2001: Tangerine Bowl (coach) 2002: Gator Bowl (coach) The Miami, Fla., native handled the 2003: Tangerine Bowl (coach) linebackers for N.C. State in 2002 and 2003. 2005: Meineke Car Care Bowl (coach) In 2003, the Wolfpack won the Tangerine 2006: Motor City Bowl (coach)

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Bowl and finished 7-5 with Diaz sharing play-calling duties for all 11 games. Diaz also made all the defensive calls during the bowl win over Kansas. In his first year as a full-time coach, Diaz helped the Wolfpack to one of their best seasons ever: they finished 11-3 and defeated Notre Dame in the Gator Bowl. Diaz, who coached All-ACC performer Dantonio Burnette, shared in the play-calling duties, and N.C. State ended the year ranked 14th nationally in total defense and 10th in scoring defense. In back-to-back games against Florida State and Notre Dame, N.C. State did not allow an offensive touchdown. Diaz, one of the youngest coordinators in college football, spent the 2000 and 2001 seasons at N.C. State as a graduate assistant working primarily with the linebacking corps. During this time, the Wolfpack went to two bowl games and became the first ACC team to beat FSU in Tallahassee. Diaz, whose father is serving his second term as mayor of the City of Miami, began his coaching career at Florida State in 1998, working alongside defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews for two seasons. During his stint, the Seminoles won a national championship in 1999 and were runners-up in 1998. The 1995 Florida State graduate (B.S. in communications) is married to the former Stephanie Cerow and they have three sons, Colin, Gavin, and Manny. Diaz, who worked at ESPN from 1995 to 1997, was a Miami Herald Honorable Mention All-Dade County Scholar-Athlete for football, basketball, and baseball in 1991.


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Steve Ellis, a former collegiate player at Nicholls State University, enters his first season as cornerbacks coach for the Blue Raiders and Head Coach Rick Stockstill. Ellis will also serve as the special teams coordinator. The energetic Ellis comes to Murfreesboro after serving the previous six seasons at Nicholls State, where he was the defensive coordinator his final three years. Ellis, who also served as the team’s pro liaison and supervised academic progress, was the team’s safeties coach in 2003 before taking over the linebackers in 2004 and 2005. The Stringer, Miss., native became one of the youngest defensive coordinators in the country when he was named to the position prior to spring drills in 2006 and guided the Colonels to conference-best marks in scoring defense and pass defense. Nicholls finished the 2006 season ranked 19th nationally in total defense. In 2007, Ellis’ unit led the Southland Conference in total defense, pass defense, and interceptions and was second in scoring defense. Overall, NSU ranked 33rd nationally in total defense. Ellis tutored one of the top players in Nicholls State history in Ladarius Webb. The safety was a two-time All-American under Ellis and became the first player in NCAA history to win all three conference player of the week awards (offense, defense, special teams) during the course of the season. In six seasons at Nicholls State, Ellis’ players won seven first team all-conference honors, four National Player of the Week awards, three All-American honors, and two conference Newcomer of the Year awards and garnered a defensive player of the year accolade. During the summer of 2008, Ellis participated in the NFL Coaches Fellowship Program with the Pittsburgh Steelers under Head Coach Mike Tomlin. Ellis worked with the defensive backs under the guidance of legendary defensive coordinator Dick Lebeau. He started for three seasons for the Colonels as a defensive back, before sitting out his senior season after suffering a knee injury during the fourth game of the 2002 campaign against Southern University. While with the Colonels, Ellis was named to the All-Southland Conference team all three seasons he played and registered over 200 career tackles and five interceptions. Ellis, the team captain in 2001, was second in the Southland THE ELLIS FILE Conference with 104 tackles during the 2000 MIDDLE TENNESSEE season. Season at MT: 1st He was a four-year letterman as a quar Date Hired: February 9, 2009 terback and defensive back at Stringer High Recruiting Area: West Tennessee School before continuing his playing days (Memphis), Northeast Georgia, West Coast Florida at Nicholls State. Ellis earned his bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Nicholls PERSONAL State in 2003. Birthdate: January 25, 1980 Hometown: Stringer, MS

EDUCATION High School: Stringer, 1998 College: Nicholls State, B.S. Education, 2003 PLAYING EXPERIENCE Cornerback at Nicholls State (1998-2002) COACHING EXPERIENCE 2009-Present: MT (Cornerbacks) 2006-08: Nicholls State (Defensive Coord.) 2004-05: Nicholls State (Linebackers) 2003: Nicholls State (Safeties)

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each led the SEC in passing during their time as UKs quarterbacks, and Couch was the first player selected in the 1999 NFL draft. Several other UK players reached their goals in making NFL teams after their experience in the high-powered offense. Franklin was also named one of the top 10 recruiters in the South during his four years at Kentucky as he helped lead the Wildcats to their first back-to-back bowl appearances in 15 years and their first New Year’s Bowl game appearance in 50 seasons. In 2001, Franklin authored a nationally acclaimed book, Fourth Down and Life To Go, which chronicled the good, bad, and ugly experiences of his college football journey. In 2003, Franklin was chosen to lead the expansion franchise Lexington Horsemen football team in their inaugural season in the NIFL. The Horsemen exceeded expectations for an expansion franchise and earned a birth in the playoffs with a 9-5 record, while setting records for attendance and leading the Atlantic Division in scoring at more than 50 points per game. USA Today took notice of Franklin’s football coaching and teaching abilities in a feature story in 2005 which detailed his consulting successes as a nationally sought-after offensive football coach. Franklin also received rave reviews for his second book, Victor’s Victory, which chronicled the tragic death and spectacular life of 15-year-old Hoover High football player Victor Dionte Hill. Hill died from sudden cardiac arrest on the football practice field during one of Franklin’s consulting sessions. The book has helped to continue the mission of Cheryl Hill, Victor’s mother, to make teachers, coaches, and parents aware of the need for automatic external defibrillators (AED’s) in every school and youth organization in Alabama. Franklin achieved both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Murray State University, where he was a two-year starter as a running back. He is married to Laura Franklin, and they have three girls: Chelsea, Caroline, and Caitlin.

Tony Franklin, who has a diversified background that includes experiences in football, writing, and business, is in his first season at Middle Tennessee as a member of Rick Stockstill’s staff. Franklin will serve as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Franklin comes to Middle Tennessee after a brief stint as the offensive coordinator at Auburn in 2008 and the previous two seasons in the same capacity at Troy. Franklin uses a wide-open offensive attack that spreads the ball to players in an unusually fast paced, no-huddle scheme. In his two seasons at Troy, the Trojans went 16-9 overall and 12-2 in the Sun Belt Conference while collecting two conference championships. During that span his offense scored 30 or more points 11 times, including games against Florida, Georgia, and Oklahoma State. In his first season at Troy, in addition to helping the Trojans to their first Sun Belt Conference title and a victory in the New Orleans Bowl, Franklin also helped engineer the second-ranked offensive unit in the Sun Belt just one year after the team ranked last in the league in total offense. The Trojans ranked first in the league in passing offense, again one year after ranking last, despite having faced three of the top 20 ranked passing defense teams in the country during the season, and improved in conference scoring from 12 points to 25 points per game. Franklin also recruited 2006 Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year Omar Haugabook who swept the top conference honors at season’s end. Haugabook also led the league THE FRANKLIN FILE in passing yards per game, completions, and passing efficiency. MIDDLE TENNESSEE Season at MT: 1st In 2007, the Trojans ranked 16th na Date Hired: February 5, 2009 tionally in total offense and 25th in scoring offense. PERSONAL Franklin joined the University of Ken Birthdate: August 29, 1957 tucky football staff in 1997 following Hometown: Princeton, KY 16 years as a high school football coach. Wife: Laura During his four-year tenure Children: Chelsea, Caroline, Caitlin at UK, the Wildcats enjoyed EDUCATION unprecedented success on the High School: Caldwell County HS (KY) offensive side of the ball, in College: Murray State, B.S. Education, 1979 cluding setting several NCAA, masters in education, 1981 SEC, and school records. After coaching running PLAYING EXPERIENCE backs for three seasons, RB at Murray State (1976-77) Franklin was named offen COACHING EXPERIENCE sive coordinator for the 2000 2009-present: Middle Tennessee (OC/QB) season and led the Wildcats to 2008: Auburn, offensive coordinator success as the nation’s second 2006-07: Troy, offensive coordinator/QB best passing offense as well as 2003-04: Lexington Horsemen (NIFL), the nation’s 11th-best team in Head Coach/General Manager 2000: Kentucky, offensive coordinator total offense. 1997-99: Kentucky, running backs Franklin’s two-back 1980-96: Kentucky High School Coach combinations at Kentucky outgained any two-back com BOWL EXPERIENCE binations in the SEC in total 2007: Chick-Fil-A Bowl (Coach) yards from scrimmage for 2006: New Orleans Bowl (coach) three straight seasons. Quar 1999: Outback Bowl (Coach) 1999: Music City Bowl (Coach) terbacks Tim Couch, Dusty Bonner, and Jared Lorenzen Laura, Tony, Chelsea Redden, Chase Redden, Caitlin, Caroline

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Les Herrin, a veteran of 27 years in collegiate coaching, begins his fourth season at Middle Tennessee. Herrin, who was elevated to assistant head coach in March 2007, will be handling the defensive line for the fourth straight year on Rick Stockstill’s staff. In three years under Herrin, the Blue Raider defensive line has garnered unprecedented success. The Blue Raiders led the Sun Belt in sacks in 2006 and 2007 and tackles for loss in 2007 while ranking 14th nationally in tackles for loss in 2008, and Herrin’s unit has been a major factor in those accomplishments. Herrin coached the SBC’s sack leader in 2006 (Erik Walden) and 2007 (Tavares Jones), while also producing the school’s all-time sack leader in Walden. Under Herrin, Jones and Walden were first team all-conference selections in 2006 and 2007, while Jones was the only defensive lineman to lead his team in tackles in 2007. Walden went on to be taken in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Cowboys while Trevor Jenkins signed as a free agent with the Eagles. In three years, Herrin’s group THE HERRIN FILE has accounted for 46 of the team’s 88 sacks. MIDDLE TENNESSEE Once referred to as the “dean of football Season at MT: 4th coaches at Clemson,” Herrin spent 14 seasons Date Hired: January 4, 2006 on the Tigers’ staff, and coached defenses for Danny Ford, Ken Hatfield, and Tommy West. PERSONAL Birthdate: February 18, 1948 He was linebackers coach on Clemson’s 1981 Hometown: Waycross, GA national championship team. Children: Deke Prior to joining Stockstill’s staff, Herrin was the defensive coordinator at the Citadel EDUCATION from 2001 to 2003. During Herrin’s tenure at High School: Waycross, 1966 College: Western Carolina, B.S. Education, 1971 the Citadel, he saw vast improvement on the masters in health and physical education, 1972 defensive side of the football and coached three All-Southern Conference performers in PLAYING EXPERIENCE three seasons. Herrin was also instrumental QB/S/LB at Western Carolina (1967-70) in the play of two-time All-American linebacker and Buck Buchanan Award Finalist COACHING EXPERIENCE 1972-74: RS Central HS (assistant coach) Travis Stephens. Herrin teamed with head 1975-76: Lexington HS (assistant coach) coach Ellis Johnson to form two of the best 1977-79: Central Davidson HS (head coach) defensive minds in the Southern Confer 1980: Appalachian State (DC) ence. 1981-84: Clemson (linebackers) Herrin’s leadership ability was evident at 1985-87: East Carolina (DC/linebackers) 1988: North Carolina (outside linebackers) a young age when he was named captain of 1989-93: Clemson (defensive line) the football team in his playing days at West 1994-98: Clemson (assistant head coach) ern Carolina. He was also the team MVP as a 2001-02: The Citadel (DC) senior and defensive MVP as a junior. Herrin 2006: MTSU (defensive line) earned his B.S. degree in education from 2007-: MTSU (asst. hc/def. line) Western Carolina in 1971 and his master’s degree in health and physical education the BOWL EXPERIENCE 1982: Mirage Bowl (coach) following year. Also a standout at Waycross 1982: Orange Bowl (coach) High School, Herrin was team captain and 1989: Gator Bowl (coach) MVP in 1966 while also earning the school’s 1991: Mirage Bowl (coach) most valuable athlete award. 1991: Hall of Fame Bowl (coach) After serving as defensive coordinator 1992: Citrus Bowl (coach) at Appalachian State in 1980, Herrin joined 1993: Peach Bowl (coach) 1996: Gator Bowl (coach) the Clemson staff in 1981 and guided the 1996: Peach Bowl (coach) inside linebackers. At Clemson, he coached 1997: Peach Bowl (coach) ACC MVP Jeff Davis, later a Tampa Bay Buc 2006: Motor City Bowl (coach) caneers captain, and eventual 1989 all-pro

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linebacker Johnny Rembert of the New England Patriots. Herrin, who was inducted into the Ware County Hall of Fame in 1998, had brief stints as defensive coordinator/outside linebackers coach at East Carolina (1985-87) working for Art Baker, a former Citadel head coach. He also spent one season (1988) with Mack Brown as outside linebackers coach at the University of North Carolina before returning to Clemson as defensive line coach, where he continued to produce nationally renowned defenses. In 1989, Clemson ranked fifth in the nation in rushing, scoring, and total defense. In 1990, the Tigers led the nation in total defense and were second in rushing and scoring defense. In 1991, Herrin’s defensive group led the nation in rushing defense and was instrumental in the Tigers’ ACC championship. His players included the likes of Chester McGlockton, Brenston Buckner, and Rob Bodine, all of whom were either All-Americans or All-Pros (or both). In 1996, he coached Trevor Pryce, who later won a Super Bowl ring with the Denver Broncos. As a coach, Herrin participated in the 1982 Orange Bowl, 1989 Gator Bowl, 1991 Hall of Fame Bowl, 1992 Citrus Bowl, 1993 Peach Bowl, 1996 Gator Bowl, and the 1997 and 1998 Peach Bowls. Overall, Herrin has coached 13 players who went on to enjoy professional careers including three who earned Pro Bowl honors. He began his high school coaching career, which spanned eight seasons, as an assistant at R/S Central High in Rutherfordton, NC (1972-74). He then became an assistant at Lexington Senior High in Lexington, NC (1975-76) and athletic director and head coach at Central Davidson High in Lexington, NC (1977-79), where his teams went 29-6. Born February 18, 1948, in Waycross, Ga., Herrin has a son, Deke, who is the quarterbacks coach at Birmingham Southern.


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3rd Year/Clemson ‘02 Willie Simmons, who played at Clemson when Rick Stockstill was on staff, begins his third season at Middle Tennessee. Simmons will again coach the Blue Raider running backs. Last year, Phillip Tanner turned in a career year by setting personal bests in rushing yards, receptions, and touchdowns. Also under Simmons’ watch, Tanner earned National Player of the Week honors after setting a Sun Belt Conference and Blue Raider scoring record with six touchdowns in a win over North Texas. Under Simmons’ leadership in 2007, DeMarco McNair led the conference in touchdowns scored, and Phillip Tanner registered his first 100-yard rushing game with 144 yards on national television against Louisville. Simmons made his way to Murfreesboro in 2007 after one season on Tommy Bowden’s staff at Clemson, where he was a graduate assistant. Simmons worked with the offense while handling various other duties with the program. Before joining Bowden’s staff, Simmons served as the quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator at Lincoln (FL) High School in 2005. Simmons, a native of Quincy, Fla., lettered three years as a quarterback at Clemson from 2000 to 2002 and passed for 2,530 yards and 16 touchdowns in 24 games. As a freshman, Simmons came off the bench for a hurt Woodrow Dantzler and threw for 228 yards and a record-tying four touchdowns in Clemson’s 38-24 win at North Carolina to earn ACC Rookie of the Week honors. Simmons played two years as a backup to Dantzler before becoming the starter in 2002. Following three years at Clemson, Simmons transferred to the Citadel in 2003 and earned first team All-Southern Conference honors. A prep star at Shanks High School, Simmons threw for over 6,000 yards and 96 THE SIMMONS FILE touchdowns during his brilliant career while MIDDLE TENNESSEE also earning a 3.8 grade point average. Season at MT: 3rd Simmons, who was born on October 12, Date Hired: March 8, 2007 Recruiting Area: Midwest Tennessee, 1980, in Tallahassee, Fla., earned a degree Central Georgia, North Central Florida, in sports marketing from Clemson in 2002. Central Alabama Simmons is the earliest football player to graduate at Clemson when he accomplished PERSONAL the milestone in three years. Birthdate: October 12, 1980 Hometown: Quincy, FL

EDUCATION High School: Shanks, 1999 College: Clemson, B.S. Sports Marketing, 2002 PLAYING EXPERIENCE Quarterback at Clemson (1999-02) Quarterback at The Citadel (2003) COACHING EXPERIENCE 2005: Lincoln (FL) HS (QB/pass game coord.) 2006: Clemson (graduate assistant) 2007-: MT (running backs) BOWL EXPERIENCE 2000: Peach Bowl (player) 2001: Gator Bowl (player) 2001: Humanitarian Bowl (player) 2002: Tangerine Bowl (player) 2006: Motor City Bowl (coach)

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4th Year/Florida ‘77 A national championship winner, Jimmy Ray Stephens is beginning his fourth year as the offensive line coach on Rick Stockstill’s staff at Middle Tennessee. Stephens made his way to the Blue Raiders after four years with the University of Tennessee program. Last year, Stephens had four linemen who started every game and all five starters were underclassmen while two earned Sun Belt Conference All-Freshman honors. With another year filled with youth and inexperience, Stephens’ unit helped Phillip Tanner to unleash a career season and Joe Craddock to pass for a senior record 2,677 yards. In 2007, Stephens molded a starting unit that included two freshmen, a sophomore, a junior, and a senior. But despite the youth and inexperience, Stephens’ group helped produce the league’s top touchdown maker in DeMarco McNair and a top-10 rusher and passer in Dwight Dasher. Stephens did one of his better coaching jobs in 2006 even though he went into THE STEPHENS FILE the season with only five players who had MIDDLE TENNESSEE seen meaningful snaps the year before. The Season at MT: 4th unit went on to produce two all-conference Date Hired: January 5, 2006 players and the league’s top scoring offense, Recruiting Area: Middle Tennessee (Nashville), Central Florida, North Alabama allowing MTSU to be the only school in the SBC to have two players ranked in the top ten PERSONAL in rushing. Birthdate: October 2, 1954 As offensive line coach of the Vols, Ste Hometown: Bradford, AR phens helped develop one of the top lines in EDUCATION the SEC. During his tenure, Stephens tutored High School: Eustis Michael Munoz to consensus All-American College: Florida, B.S. Physical Education, 1977 status in 2004 after placing Scott Wells into a starting position with the Green Bay Packers PLAYING EXPERIENCE C/LB/TE at Florida (1973-76) in 2003. Stephens went to three bowls with the Vols and was part of the 2004 SEC Eastern COACHING EXPERIENCE Division Championship squad. 1977-78: Florida (asst. offensive line coach) Prior to arriv 1979: Vanguard HS (wide receivers) 1980: Union County HS (offensive coord.) ing at UT, Stephens 1981-83: Buchholz HS (offensive coord.) spent nine seasons 1984: Florida (graduate assistant) 1985-86: Gonzales Tate HS (offensive coord.) coaching the Florida 1987-89: Williston HS (head coach) offensive line -- part 1990-92: Ft. Walton Beach HS (head coach) of a high-powered of 1993-2001: Florida (offensive line) 2002-05: Tennessee (offensive line) fense that led to five 2006-: MTSU (offensive line) SEC championships for the Gators. At Florida, BOWL EXPERIENCE Stephens coached 1973: Tangerine Bowl (player) four Jacob’s Blocking 1974: Sugar Bowl (player) 1975: Gator Bowl (player) Trophy winners (Best 1977: Sun Bowl (player) Offensive Lineman in 1994: Sugar Bowl (coach) 1995: Sugar Bowl (coach) SEC) and eight players 1996: Fiesta Bowl (coach) who were drafted by 1997: Sugar Bowl (coach) the NFL. 1998: Citrus Bowl (coach) 1999: Orange Bowl (coach) Stephens him 2000: Citrus Bowl (coach) self sparkled both on 2001: Sugar Bowl (coach) the offensive line and 2002: Orange Bowl (coach) 2002: Peach Bowl (coach) at tight end during 2004: Peach Bowl (coach) his playing career 2005: Cotton Bowl (coach) 2006: Motor City Bowl (coach) at Florida. He was a second-team All-SEC

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performer at center under Gators head coach Doug Dickey before making the move to tight end and earning secondteam all-league honors there as well. Stephens went on to be drafted in the 12th round of the NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. His most recent responsibility at Florida was as offensive line coach and run-game coordinator during the 2001 season. Prior to that, Stephens also coordinated the unit’s pass protection. The Eustis, Fla., native coached on the Gators’ 1996 national championship team and helped Florida to nine January bowl games. During that span, Florida’s offense was ranked among the nation’s top 15 six times and its passing offense among the top 10 seven times. Stephens rejoined the Gators staff in 1993 after a stellar high school coaching career that saw him compile a 63-7 head coaching mark. That record came during a pair of three-year coaching and athletics director stints from 1987 to 1992 at Williston and Fort Walton Beach. All told, Stephens spent 13 years in the Florida high school coaching ranks as either a head or assistant coach. His recruiting ties to the Sunshine State are strong and serve as a huge asset for the Blue Raiders. Stephens is married to the former Regina Gouge and has two sons, Chris -- who lettered two years in football at North Carolina -- and Timmy.


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WIDE RECEIVERS/RECRUITING COORD. 4th Year/Clemson ‘00

A former player under head coach Rick Stockstill, Justin Watts is beginning his fourth year at Middle Tennessee as the program’s wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator. Watts came to Murfreesboro after spending the previous three years at Chattanooga. In 2008, Watts’ pass catchers had a breakout year as six players set personal highs in receptions while two topped the 50-catch mark for the first time since 2004. Newcomer Eldred King and Patrick Honeycutt both turned in an 11-catch game while freshman Malcolm Beyah turned in a number of highlight-reel receptions, including one that made ESPN’s Plays of the Year. Beyah, in front of a nationally televised audience on ESPN2, pulled down a Hail Mary on the game’s final play to give the Blue Raiders a 14-13 win over Florida Atlantic. Watts inherited the youngest group of receivers in the I-A era in 2006, and for the first time since Middle Tennessee joined the Sun Belt Conference the pass-catching corps did not include an all-SBC player. Although Watts had his work cut out for him, the young coach proved his ability to develop talent by producing six receivers who turned in career years. Under Watts’ guidance, the Blue Raiders had five different receivers with double-digit receptions. Perhaps the best indicator of Watts’ ability to harness talent and develop players was the emergence of heralded freshman Desmond Gee during the 2006 season. One of the top impact players in the Sun Belt Conference, Gee led the Blue Raiders with a 16.0 per catch average and three touchdowns, including a 73-yarder against South Carolina. In 2005, Watts helped lead Chattanooga to its first winning season since 1997 by coaching the Southern Conference’s leading receiver. Watts tutored Emanuel Hassell to first team All-Southern Conference honors after he paced the league with 52 receptions. In his first two seasons at UTC, Watts coached All-American and All-Southern THE WATTS FILE Conference receiver Alonzo Nix. Nix set the MIDDLE TENNESSEE school and Southern Conference single-sea Season at MT: 4th son receptions record in 2003 with 90 catches Date Hired: January 17, 2006 and the single-game record of 18 receptions. Recruiting Area: East Tennessee, He signed a free agent contract with the NFL’s Southeast Georgia, Northeast Florida Tennessee Titans in 2005. PERSONAL Prior to joining the staff at Chattanooga, Birthdate: October 1, 1977 Watts served two years as a graduate assis Hometown: Florence, SC tant at Clemson. During that time he was a part of Clemson’s 2001 Humanitarian Bowl EDUCATION team and the 2002 Tangerine Bowl squad. High School: South Florence Watts, a former receiver at Clemson, College: Clemson, B.S. Sports Mgmt., 2000 has the rare distinction (one of only two players) of winning five football letters at the PLAYING EXPERIENCE Wide Receiver at Clemson (1996-2000) South Carolina school. He began his career in 1996, and saw action in three games as a COACHING EXPERIENCE sophomore before suffering a season-ending 2001-02: Clemson (graduate assistant) injury against Florida State. He was able to 2003-05: Chattanooga (wide receivers) use a medical redshirt for that season. 2006-: MTSU (wide receivers) He finished his career with 51 catches for 561 yards. He was a member of the 1999 BOWL EXPERIENCE Peach Bowl team that played Mississippi 1996: Peach Bowl (player) State and the 2000 Gator Bowl squad that 1998: Peach Bowl (player) 1999: Peach Bowl (player) faced Virginia Tech. He was also a member 2001: Gator Bowl (player) of the team when Clemson competed in the 2001: Humanitarian Bowl (coach) 1996 and 1997 Peach Bowls. 2002: Tangerine Bowl (coach) The Florence, S.C., native was honored 2006: Motor City Bowl (coach) as one of Clemson’s scholar-athletes at the

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1999 Peach Bowl Awards Luncheon and was selected as a BB&T Student-Athlete of the Week by the Clemson Sports Network. An outstanding quarterback at South Florence High School, he was ranked as the 17th best quarterback in the nation by SuperPrep and the sixth-ranked player in the state. Watts completed 132 of 238 pass attempts for 1,746 yards his senior season. That year, he played in the North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl and was nominated for the state’s Mr. Football Award. He finished his career with 7,979 total yards and 74 touchdowns. Watts was born Oct. 1, 1977, in Florence, S.C. He earned a degree in sports management from Clemson in 2000. Watts is married to the former Lauren Remillard of Southington, CT.


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DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS 7th Year/Middle Tennessee ‘02

Chris Matusek, a four-year letterman in football at Middle Tennessee, is in his seventh year as a full-time employee with the program. Matusek spent the first two years as the program’s equipment manager before being elevated to administrative assistant in June 2005, a post he held for two years. In 2007, Rick Stockstill named Matusek the director of football relations before moving him to his current role as director of football operations in April 2008. Matusek oversees the daily internal operational functions of the football program while working closely with Coach Rick Stockstill. He is instrumental in team travel, recruiting weekends, the annual team banquet, and the “Recruiting Roundup” event held each February. Prior to his duties as director of football operations, Matusek oversaw the equipment operation and the team’s practice facility while assisting with the football program’s dayto-day operations. Some of those duties included ordering equipment and apparel for players and staff and overseeing the operation of Middle Tennessee’s student equipment managers. He also assisted with team travel and various day-to-day responsibilities. Matusek also acts as the program’s former player contact, a responsibility Stockstill says carries great significance because of the importance of developing and maintaining relationships with former players and making sure they are informed of upcoming football-related events and feel welcomed back to campus. One aspect of Matusek’s personality that has earned him respect among coaches and players is the consistency in which he achieves multiple tasks. That trait was evident A native of Shelbyville, Tennessee, Matusek played and started all 43 games as a during his Blue Raider playing career. deep snapper from 1998 to 2001. Matusek was a member of the 2001 team that went 8-3, won a share of the Sun Belt Conference Championship, and became the first team to ever win a game against a team from the SEC. He also carries the distinction of being on the last I-AA team at MTSU and on the first I-A team. In 2001, Matusek served as captain for three games during the season. Matusek, who went his entire career without a bad snap, was originally a walk-on before earning a scholarship for his final two years as a Blue Raider. THE MATUSEK FILE At Shelbyville, Matusek played quarterback for the Eagle football team. He earned MIDDLE TENNESSEE four letters and tossed 10 touchdown passes Season at MT: 7th Date Hired: July 1, 2003 as a senior. Matusek also lettered four years in baseball. PERSONAL Matusek earned his degree from Middle Birthdate: June 3, 1979 Tennessee in industrial technology in 2002. Hometown: Shelbyville, TN EDUCATION High School: Shelbyville College: Middle Tennessee, B.S. Industrial Technology, 2002 PLAYING EXPERIENCE Deep Snapper at MT (1998-2001)

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE 2003-04: Middle Tennessee (equipt. mgr.) 2005-06: Middle Tennessee (admin. asst.) 2007: Middle Tennessee (football relations) 2008-: Middle Tennessee (football operations) BOWL EXPERIENCE 2006: Motor City Bowl

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2nd Year/North Greenville ‘03 Andy Vaughn begins his second year as the assistant director of football operations on Rick Stockstill’s staff. Vaughn oversees the football program’s high school relations, recruiting logistics and communications, and team practice facilities while assisting with the football program’s day-to-day operations. As part of his recruiting responsibilities, Vaughn oversees all of the football programs web content. This includes the newly launched CoachStockstill.com which provides recruits and fans alike with an interactive, all-access look at the Blue Raider football program. As part of CoachStockstill.com, Vaughn handles the Twitter and Facebook accounts that allow Coach Stockstill to increase exposure of the entire program. Vaughn also oversees the football program’s “Stock Report Blog” which posts practice reports, pictures, video and other content aimed at boosting visibility for the program. The Seneca, S.C., native made his way to Murfreesboro from Reno, Nevada, where he helped start a Velocity Sports Performance franchise while serving as the center director handling business and recruiting functions. Vaughn helped Velocity develop and promote a special high-altitude performance and skills training program for elite NBA players and NFL hopefuls that was the first of its kind in the U.S. Vaughn is stepping back into the intercollegiate arena for the first time since 2005 when he was the assistant for football operations at Clemson University. He served as an integral part of the Tiger staff, assisting in administrative operations, travel logistics, recruiting, and community relations. Vaughn also developed a high school relations program for the Tigers while serving as the team liaison for the 2005 Champs Sports Bowl. Vaughn was also a member of the Clemson staff in 2003 as a recruiting assistant. He organized visits, assisted with game operations, set up team functions, managed the

recruiting software, and helped set logistics for the team’s trip to the 2003 Peach Bowl. During both tenures at Clemson, Vaughn helped the Tigers land nationally ranked top-25 recruiting classes. Prior to joining the Clemson staff, Vaughn was a letterwinner at North Greenville University, where he played on the first bowl team in school history. Vaughn earned a degree in sports management and business administration from North Greenville University in 2003. He also has a master’s degree in physical education and sports administration from Florida State University (2005). Vaughn is married to the former Jahna Rico of Lake Tahoe, NV.

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Season at MT: 2nd Date Hired: August 1, 2008 PERSONAL Birthdate: March 24, 1981 Hometown: Seneca, SC Spouse: Jahna EDUCATION High School: West-Oak College: North Greenville, B.S. sports management and business administration, 1998; master’s from Florida State in 2005 PLAYING EXPERIENCE 1999-2000: North Greenville University (tight end) ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE 2003: Recruiting assistant at Clemson 2005: Assistant for football operations at Clemson 2006-2007: Velocity Sports Performance 2008-Present: Assistant Director of Football Operations BOWL EXPERIENCE 1999: KWTO Bowl (player) 2003: Peach Bowl 2005: Champs Sports Bowl

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HEAD FOOTBALL TRAINER 2nd Year/Clemson ‘98

Robbie Stewart is in his second year as the head athletic trainer for football at Middle Tennessee. Stewart made his way to Murfreesboro following seven years at Clemson University. A Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf fitness instructor, Stewart also works with the Middle Tennessee men’s and women’s golf teams. Stewart, a native of Seneca, S.C., joined the Clemson athletic program in 2001, where he assisted with football and was the primary athletic trainer for men’s golf. Along with assisting the director with the daily operation of the sports medicine area, Stewart oversaw all graduate assistants while also handling the recruitment and supervision of the student athletic trainers. For two years at Clemson, Stewart also taught kinesiology to undergraduate students with a variety of majors. Prior to his arrival at Clemson, Stewart served as the head athletic trainer at Gaffney High School in Gaffney, S.C. Stewart held that position for one year. During his brief tenure at GHS, Stewart was responsible for the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of all interscholastic sports. Along with managing the training room, Stewart recruited, educated, and supervised all student athletic trainers. Before taking the job at GHS, Stewart was an interim athletic trainer during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers mini-camp in 2001. Stewart, who earned his master’s degree from Middle Tennessee in 2000, worked as a graduate assistant in the Blue Raider sports medicine program for two years (1998 to 2000). At Middle Tennessee, Stewart worked with the women’s basketball and women’s soccer programs. Certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association, Stewart earned his bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Clemson in 1998. Stewart is also certified by the

American Red Cross. THE STEWART FILE Stewart is married to the former Lindsay MIDDLE TENNESSEE Henderson of Covington, La., and they have Season at MT: 2nd two sons, Griffin and Dalton. Date Hired: Sept. 15, 2009

PERSONAL Birthdate: Oct. 16, 1974 Hometown: Seneca, SC Spouse: Lindsay Children: Griffin and Dalton EDUCATION High School: Seneca College: Clemson, B.S. secondary education, 1998; master’s from Middle Tennessee in 2000 SPORTS MEDICINE EXPERIENCE 1998-2000: Graduate Assistant at Middle Tennessee 2000-2001: Head Athletic Trainer at Gaffney High School 2001 (summer): Intern for Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2001-2008: Assistant Athletic Trainer at Clemson University 2009-Present: Head Football Athletic Trainer at Middle Tennessee BOWL EXPERIENCE 2001: Humanitarian Bowl 2002: Tangerine Bowl 2003: Peach Bowl 2005: Champs Sports Bowl 2006: Music City Bowl 2007: Chick-Fil-A Bowl

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Russell Patterson

HEAD FOOTBALL STRENGTH COACH 4th Year/Clemson ‘98

Russell Patterson, the American Football Monthly 2005 NCAA Division I-AA National Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year, begins his fourth year as the director of strength, speed, and conditioning for the Middle Tennessee football program. Patterson, who spent the 2004 and 2005 seasons at Appalachian State, played a key role in the Mountaineers’ run to the 2005 national championship. In addition to his efforts with the ASU football squad, Patterson worked directly with the men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams while overseeing the strength and conditioning program for all 20 of ASU’s varsity sports. A native of Easley, S.C., Patterson developed a five-year plan for an improved training facility at ASU, increased his staff from two to six through a graduate assistant program, and counseled student-athletes on the importance of nutrition. Before his stint at ASU, Patterson spent four years as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Clemson, where he had the opportunity to work with Rick Stockstill. At Clemson, Patterson served as the top assistant in the Tigers’ football strength, speed, and conditioning program and director of performance nutrition. Before being promoted to a full-time capacity, he spent three years as a graduate assistant in the strength and conditioning department at CU. During his time at Clemson, Patterson was an integral part of seven bowl teams while working closely with head coach Tommy Bowden on a daily basis. Patterson was responsible for the speed, strength, and conditioning of the Tiger linebackers, defensive linemen, and safeties while coordinating scout days and organizing the winter condition- A two-year letterwinner in football at ing program. Presbyterian College, Patterson earned a bachelor’s degree from the school in 1992. Upon graduation, he spent five years as an assistant football coach and strength coach at North Augusta (S.C.) High School before joining the Clemson staff. Patterson is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, and the International Sports Sciences Association. He is also certified by USA Weightlifting as a sports performance coach specializing in Olympic lifts. Patterson, a past speaker in the strength and training field, has delivered talks with titles such as “Strength Training for Speed,” “Proper Warm-up Techniques,” “Force Training and the Westside Principles,” and “Techniques at Improving Change of Direction.” Patterson is married to the former Laura Sharp of Greensboro, N.C.

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Season at MT: 4th Date Hired: June 8, 2006 PERSONAL Birthdate: July 23, 1969 Hometown: Easley, SC Spouse: the former Laura Sharp EDUCATION High School: Easley College: Presbyterian, B.S. mathematics, 1992 PLAYING EXPERIENCE Defensive Tackle at Presbyterian (1988-91) COACHING EXPERIENCE 1992: Palmetto HS (asst. football coach) 1993-97: North Augusta HS (strength coord.) 1998-99: Clemson (graduate assistant) 2000-03: Clemson (asst. strength coach) 2004-05: Appalachian St. (head strength coach) 2006-: MTSU (head football strength coach) BOWL EXPERIENCE 1998: Peach Bowl 1999: Peach Bowl 2001: Gator Bowl 2001: Humanitarian Bowl 2002: Tangerine Bowl 2004: Peach Bowl 2006: Motor City Bowl

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4th Year/Benedict College ‘04 William Brown is in his fourth year as coordinator of video operations for the Blue Raider football program. Brown became the first full-time video coordinator at Middle Tennessee when he was hired in June 2006. Along with handling his daily practice and game duties, Brown is responsible for a weekly highlight video during the season while assisting with various other productions throughout the department. Brown also oversees a large group of students who help him film practices and games. The Georgetown, S.C., native made his way to Murfreesboro after spending two years at South Carolina as an assistant video coordinator. Brown worked under former Blue Raider football player Joe Lisle and oversaw video operations for the women’s basketball program while assisting with football. Brown, who also was in charge of weekly motivational highlight tapes for the football program, assisted in scoreboard productions for football, basketball, and special events. His other duties with the football program at South Carolina consisted of setting up meeting rooms at the hotel during home and away games, making highlight tapes for NFL draft prospects, and handling all video for the head coaches’ meetings. Before his arrival at South Carolina, Brown served three years as head student video coordinator at Benedict College, where he worked with football and men’s and women’s basketball. In 2004, Benedict won both the men’s and women’s conference titles to advance to the Division II NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. Brown, who worked the 2005 Inde THE BROWN FILE pendence Bowl and the 2006 Motor City MIDDLE TENNESSEE Bowl, earned his degree in recreation from Benedict College in 2004. Brown is single Season at MT: 4th Date Hired: June 6, 2006 and resides in Murfreesboro. PERSONAL Birthdate: December 3, 1981 Hometown: Georgetown, SC EDUCATION High School: Georgetown College: Benedict College, B.S. recreation, 2004 EXPERIENCE 2001-03: Benedict College (student video) 2004-05: South Carolina (asst. video coord.) 2006-: MT (video coord.) BOWL EXPERIENCE 2005: Independence Bowl 2006: Motor City Bowl

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EQUIPMENT MANAGER 3rd Year/Clemson ‘04

LaTroy Johnson is entering his third season as equipment manager for the Middle Tennessee football program. The Orangeburg, S.C., native made his way to Murfreesboro after spending the previous two years as head equipment manager at South Carolina State University. Before arriving at S.C. State, Johnson spent one season as the wide receiver coach at Bethune-Bowman High School in Bowman, S.C. Johnson coached Chris Williams, who later signed with Carson-Newman, during the 2004 season. Prior to his coaching debut, Johnson served as a student equipment manager for football at Clemson University, where he worked with the wide receivers for four years. Johnson worked all four years under Alphonso Smith, who promoted him to head student manager his senior year. During his time at Clemson, Johnson went to four straight bowl games, worked with Rick Stockstill for three years, and was there when current Middle Tennessee coaches Justin Watts and Willie Simmons were players. Johnson attended Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School, where he played wide receiver and helped lead the Bruins to four straight playoff appearances. Orangeburg-Wilkinson produced former Clemson great Woody Dantzler, a quarterback recruited by Stockstill. Johnson was a freshman when Dantzler was a senior, and that’s when the relationship with Stockstill began. Johnson earned his degree from Clemson THE JOHNSON FILE in sports management in 2004 and is the MIDDLE TENNESSEE father of one son, Aaron LaTroy.

Season at MT: 3rd Date Hired: July 2, 2007

PERSONAL Birthdate: March 6, 1982 Hometown: Orangeburg, SC Children: Aaron LaTroy Ulmer EDUCATION High School: Orangeburg Wilkinson College: Clemson, B.S. sports management, 2004 EXPERIENCE 2000-04: Clemson (student equip. mgr.) 2005-06: S.C. State (head equipment mgr.) 2007-: MT (head equip. mgr.) BOWL EXPERIENCE 2000: Gator Bowl 2001: Humanitarian Bowl 2002: Tangerine Bowl 2004: Peach Bowl

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Jason Spray has climbed the ladder of success rapidly since his collegiate playing career at Middle Tennessee, and he continues to exemplify the tremendous work ethic that made him a decorated gridiron standout for the Blue Raiders. Spray enters his fifth season working in the Blue Raider strength and conditioning program. Spray serves as the head men’s basketball strength and conditioning coach and is the primary assistant to Russell Patterson in football. In basketball, Spray is responsible for preparing and executing in-season and off-season strength and conditioning programs. He also assists in game and practice preparations and player development from a strength standpoint. Spray’s duties in football see him working primarily with all the skill positions, designing the athletes’ supplemental intake and meal plans, and tracking each player’s caloric assessment. Spray is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. He is also certified as a strength and conditioning specialist by the NSCA and the CSCCA, and is certified by the National Association of Speed and Explosion. Spray is also certified by USA Weightlifting as a club performance coach and is certified as a sports nutrionist through the International Fitness Professional Association. Spray is a graduate of Middle Tennessee, where he was a three-year starter for the Blue Raider football team. He was named the 2000 Lifter of the Year, as voted on by his teammates. Spray played on the first Division I-A football team at Middle Tennessee in 1999 and was the starting fullback in 2001, when the Blue Raiders posted an 8-3 record and tied for the Sun Belt Conference championship – also a first in the Division I-A era. The durable and hard-working Spray played in 32 career games at MTSU. He was named co-captain of the 2001 Sun Belt Championship team. Spray earned his bachelor of science in May 2002 and his master of science in 2005. Spray is married to the former Karisse Baker. The couple resides in Murfreesboro.

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Season at MT: 5th Date Hired: October 13, 2005 Spouse: the former Karisse Baker PERSONAL Birthdate: July 17, 1978 Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN EDUCATION High School: Oakland College: MTSU, B.S. , 2002; master’s, 2005 EXPERIENCE 2002-04: Graduate Assistant at MT 2005-06: Assistant Strength Coach 2007-: Associate Strength Coach BOWL EXPERIENCE 2006: Motor City Bowl

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n mike polly Offensive Graduate Assistant 2nd Year Georgetown College, 2006 Mike Polly is in his third season at Middle Tennessee and serves as the offensive graduate assistant for Rick Stockstill’s staff. Polly, a native of Earlanger, Kentucky, played collegiate football at Georgetown College, where he was a second team All-American as an offensive lineman, a three-time scholar athlete, and a team co-captain. Polly played his high school football at Dixie Heights, where he was a first team all-state selection. Polly, who earned a degree in marketing in 2006, was also the recipient of the Georgetown College Scholar Athlete of the Year and the No “I” in Team award, which is selected by faculty, staff, and students. Following graduation, Polly helped the coaching staff at Georgetown during the spring of 2007 with film breakdown and the weight room and assisted the offensive line coach during spring drills.

n roger pollard Defensive Graduate Assistant 2nd Year North Carolina State, 2004 Roger Pollard begins his second season at Middle Tennessee, where he serves in the capacity of defensive graduate assistant. Prior to joining Rick Stockstill’s staff, Pollard spent three years at Coral Gables High School, where he was the defensive coordinator. Pollard, a native of Miami, Fla., lettered four years as a linebacker at North Carolina State from 2000 to 2003, where he played under current Blue Raider defensive coordinator Manny Diaz. During his time in Raleigh, the Wolfpack went to four bowl games and won three. Pollard played with the likes of Phillip Rivers, Stephen Tuloch, Terrence Holt, and Manny Lawson. Pollard earned a degree in sociology from NC State in 2004.

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Harvell made his way to the Blue Raiders after serving as the defensive line coach at Tyler Junior College in 2006. Prior to his one year at Tyler, Harvell was a student assistant coach at Florida State, in 2004 and 2005, where he helped with special teams and defensive ends. Harvell is from Baker, Florida, and played football for Baker High School. Harvell earned his degree in physical education from Florida State in 2005. He graduated with a master’s degree and concentration in sport management from Middle Tennessee in December 2008.

with a degree in Health Education. The Charlotte, N.C., native owns a teaching certificate in North Carolina. During his time at Appalachian State, Johnson was a four-year letterwinner and a two-year starter at wide receiver for Jerry Moore’s Mountaineers. Johnson helped lead the Mountaineers to the 2005 National Championship, reeling in six catches for 101 yards in the title game against Northern Iowa.

n jan worley Executive Aide for Football 20th Year Middle Tennessee, 1980

Jan Worley is in her 20th year in the Middle Tennessee Athletic Department and curn zach johnson rently has the role of executive aide for the Blue Raider footOffensive Video GA ball program. 2nd Year Worley joined the Athletic Appalachian State, 2006 Department in 1990 as a secre Zach Johnson joined the Blue Raider coaching staff tary for football, baseball, and track. With the leap to I-A footafter spending the 2007 seaball in 1999, Worley dropped son as the tight ends coach at baseball and track to become Presbyterian College. executive aide for football. The Blue Hose finished 6-5 The Manchester, Tennessee, native graduated from in 2007 to record their fourth Middle Tennessee in 1980 and earned her Certified Professtraight winning season. sional Secretary rating in 1993. Prior to his stint at Presby Before coming to MTSU, Worley lived in Atlanta, where terian, Johnson was a gradushe worked at a computer company called Data General. ate assistant at MTSU in 2006. He worked under Russell Patterson in the strength and Worley resides in Murfreesboro with her husband, Mike, and daughter, Lyndsay, who is a 2008 graduate of MTSU. conditioning program. Johnson graduated from Appalachian State in 2006

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n tommy harvell Defensive Video GA 3rd Year Florida State, 2005 Tommy Harvell is in his third season at MTSU as the program’s defensive video graduate assistant.

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Despite the odds, Blue Raiders make strong showing in 2008 Win over Maryland, Hail Mary, threegame win streak highlight campaign A team that had just 71 total scholarship players, the fewest seniors in the country, and an offensive line that had a combined four years of playing experience entering the season, Middle Tennessee was faced with tall odds to begin year three of the Rick Stockstill era. But a young bunch of Blue Raiders did a lot to make their fan base and alums proud. The team had one of the biggest upsets of the year by beating Maryland of the ACC, 24-14. The Terps spent time in the Top 25 and competed for an ACC title down to the last two weeks of the season. The Blue Raiders nearly made it two stunners in a row but came up one yard short at Kentucky. With 20 seconds to play, Alex Suber blocked a UK field goal attempt and Ted Riley scooped it up and returned it to near midfield. However, the Blue Raiders were called for holding during the run and were pushed back to their 38-yard line with eight seconds to play. Quarterback Joe Craddock then rolled right and heaved a pass to the 19-yard line that caromed off freshman Malcolm Beyah’s hands into Eldred King’s. King advanced the ball to the 1-yard line where he was stopped by a shoestring tackle to end the game. UK squeaked it out, 20-14. Another heroic moment was actually a miracle of sorts as the Blue Raiders pulled off the improbable with a last-second Hail Mary to defeat Florida Atlantic on national television from Floyd Stadium. The ESPN2 audience watched as Craddock hit Beyah in the corner of the endzone with no time left to give the home team a 14-13 win over the defending Sun Belt champs. The play went on to be picked by ESPN as one of its “Plays of the Year.” After playing five of its first eight games on the road, the Blue Raiders bounced back once again by winning three straight games. Middle Tennessee started the stretch by defeating ULM the week after the Warhawks upset Sun Belt Champion Troy, then got revenge on its arch-rival the following week with a 21-10 victory on the road against WKU. The Blue Raiders made it three in a row with a dismantling of North Texas in the final home game of the year, 52-13. The Blue Raiders racked up 489 yards of total offense and saw tailback Phillip Tanner earn National Offensive Player of the Week honors after scoring a Sun Belt record six touchdowns. Middle Tennessee went into its final game of the season with a chance to become bowl eligible and make postseason play for the second time in three years under Stockstill. In a back-and-forth offensive shootout, the Blue Raiders self-destructed with three turnovers in the final nine minutes to fall at Louisiana, 4228. Among the many highlights was a solid year from Craddock and a vastly improved receiving corps. Craddock had a school record 10 200-yard passing games, and the wide receivers had three players over 30 catches for the first time since 2004. Defensively, linebackers Ivon Hickmon and Danny Carmichael, along with safety Jeremy Kellem, enjoyed career years.

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OPPONENT Troy* Maryland at Kentucky at Arkansas State* Florida Atlantic* at Florida International* at Louisville at Mississippi State Louisiana-Monroe* at WKU North Texas* at Louisiana-Lafayette*

W/L L W L L W L L L W W W L

SCORE 17-31 24-14 14-20 14-31 14-13 21-31 23-42 22-31 24-21 21-10 52-13 28-42

TV ESPN Regional CSS ESPN GamePlan None ESPN2 None ESPN GamePlan ESPNU None CSS None ESPN Regional

ATT. 22,307 22,605 68,612 24,256 25,766 15,108 38,319 40,024 16,150 11,817 14,307 15,321

*Sun Belt Conference Game

n team statistics SCORING Points Per Game FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Att-Comp-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards KICK RETURN AVERAGE PUNT RETURN AVERAGE INT RETURN AVERAGE FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards Average Per Game PUNTS-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 3rd-Down Pct 4TH-DOWN Conversions 4th-Down Pct SACKS BY-Yards MISC YARDS TOUCHDOWNS SCORED FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ON-SIDE KICKS RED-ZONE SCORES RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS PAT-ATTEMPTS ATTENDANCE Games/Avg Per Game SCORE BY QUARTERS Middle Tennessee Opponents

1st 82 83

MT 274 22.8 224 84 127 13 1283 1634 351 412 3.1 106.9 15 2900 414-256-11 7.0 11.3 241.7 18 4183 826 5.1 348.6 51-983 13-81 11-132 19.3 6.2 12.0 12-9 68-607 50.6 65-2578 39.7 32.2 28:59 74/183 40% 10/23 43% 25-157 33 35 10-14 0-3 29-38 76% 20-38 53% 32-32 100% 101135 5/20227 2nd 61 60

4th 76 90

PLAYER Tanner, Phillip Gee, Desmond Dasher, Dwight Craddock, Joe McDaniel, Spike Coleman, N. Carson, Jawan Longoria, Jacob McDonald, S. Beyah, Malcolm Kyles, D.D. King, Eldred TEAM Total Opponents

GP 12 11 9 12 9 1 12 12 12 12 2 12 7 12 12

Att Gain Loss Net 188 813 99 714 64 217 12 205 49 249 57 192 83 247 129 118 4 29 0 29 2 14 0 14 2 13 0 13 2 9 0 9 2 19 11 8 6 24 18 6 1 0 0 0 2 0 5 -5 7 0 20 -20 412 1634 351 1283 453 2206 364 1842

Avg 3.8 3.2 3.9 1.4 7.2 7.0 6.5 4.5 4.0 1.0 0.0 -2.5 -2.9 3.1 4.1

TD 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 20

Long 66 14 28 14 27 10 11 8 19 16 0 0 0 66 88

Avg/G 59.5 18.6 21.3 9.8 3.2 14.0 1.1 0.8 0.7 0.5 0.0 -0.4 -2.9 106.9 153.5

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OPP 299 24.9 229 97 113 19 1842 2206 364 453 4.1 153.5 20 2554 365-216-11 7.0 11.8 212.8 17 4396 818 5.4 366.3 42-899 38-384 11-279 21.4 10.1 25.4 18-12 71-537 44.8 57-2113 37.1 33.2 30:54 73/176 41% 8/19 42% 15-141 0 39 9-18 0-0 35-46 76% 27-46 59% 38-39 97% 213457 7/30494 3rd 55 66

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n rushing

n results 5-7 (3-5, T-5th sun belt) DATE 8/28 9/6 9/13 9/20 9/30 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/8 11/15 11/22 12/3

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PLAYER Craddock, Joe Dasher, Dwight Honeycutt, P. DeFatta, David Total Opponents

G 12 9 12 12 12 12

Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct 135.52 237-367-7 64.6 69.78 17-44-3 38.6 278.80 1-2-1 50.0 335.20 1-1-0 100.0 129.71 256-414-11 61.8 127.30 216-365-11 59.2

Yds 2677 156 39 28 2900 2554

TD 15 2 1 0 18 17

Lng 62 28 39 28 62 80

Avg/G 223.1 17.3 3.2 2.3 241.7 212.8

n receiving PLAYER King, Eldred Honeycutt, P. Beyah, Malcolm Caldwell, Wes McDonald, S. Gee, Desmond McClover, Chris Tanner, Phillip Cannon, Michael Ingle, Alvin McLeod, Byron Delle Donne, G. Carson, Jawan Dasher, Dwight Kyles, D.D. Dugger, Caleb Craddock, Joe Total Opponents

G 12 12 12 12 12 11 12 12 2 6 9 12 12 9 2 1 12 12 12

No. 51 51 33 27 26 24 14 13 6 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 256 216

Yds 598 513 550 265 308 248 114 135 68 44 26 6 16 10 2 1 -4 2900 2554

Avg 11.7 10.1 16.7 9.8 11.8 10.3 8.1 10.4 11.3 22.0 13.0 3.0 16.0 10.0 2.0 1.0 -4.0 11.3 11.8

TD 4 3 6 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 17

Long 61 37 53 28 36 62 25 39 30 28 14 4 16 10 2 1 0 62 80

Avg/G 49.8 42.8 45.8 22.1 25.7 22.5 9.5 11.2 34.0 7.3 2.9 0.5 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.0 -0.3 241.7 212.8

n total offense

Total 274 299

PLAYER Craddock, Joe Tanner, Phillip Dasher, Dwight Gee, Desmond Honeycutt, P. McDaniel, Spike DeFatta, David Coleman, N. Carson, Jawan Longoria, Jacob McDonald, S. Beyah, Malcolm King, Eldred TEAM Total Opponents

G 12 12 9 11 12 9 12 1 12 12 12 12 12 7 12 12

Plays 450 188 93 64 2 4 1 2 2 2 2 6 2 7 826 818

Rush 118 714 192 205 0 29 0 14 13 9 8 6 -5 -20 1283 1842

Pass 2677 0 156 0 39 0 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2900 2554

Total 2795 714 348 205 39 29 28 14 13 9 8 6 -5 -20 4183 4396

Avg/G 232.9 59.5 38.7 18.6 3.2 3.2 2.3 14.0 1.1 0.8 0.7 0.5 -0.4 -2.9 348.6 366.3

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n scoring |------ PATs ------| PLAYER TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Tanner, Phillip 17 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 Gendreau, Alan 0 10-14 32-32 0-0 0 0-0 0 Beyah, Malcolm 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 King, Eldred 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 Honeycutt, P. 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 McDonald, S. 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 Kellem, Jeremy 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 Gee, Desmond 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 Dasher, Dwight 0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0-0 0 Craddock, Joe 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-2 0 Total 35 10-14 32-32 1-1 0 0-2 0 Opponents 39 9-18 38-39 0-0 0 0-0 0

Saf Points 0 102 0 62 0 36 0 24 0 18 0 18 0 6 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 274 0 299

n punt returns PLAYER Honeycutt, P. Total Opponents

No. 13 13 38

Yds 81 81 384

Avg 6.2 6.2 10.1

TD 0 0 1

Long 12 12 24

Yds 544 282 142 0 1 12 2 983 899

Avg 19.4 21.7 20.3 0.0 1.0 12.0 0.0 19.3 21.4

TD 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Long 37 92 31 0 1 12 2 92 40

Yds 26 60 17 4 25 0 0 0 132 279

Avg 13.0 30.0 8.5 4.0 25.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 25.4

TD 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Long 15 60 14 4 25 0 0 0 60 71

n kickoff returns PLAYER Gee, Desmond Tanner, Phillip Beyah, Malcolm Delle Donne, G. McLeod, Byron McDaniel, Spike Suber, Alex Total Opponents

No. 28 13 7 1 1 1 0 51 42

n interceptions PLAYER Hickmon, Ivon Suber, Alex Kellem, Jeremy Brown, Kevin Carmichael, D. Riley, Ted Issac, Rod Perry, Brandon Total Opponents

No. 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 11 11

No. 0 2

Yds 0 74

Avg 0.0 37.0

TD 0 0

Long 0 67

n all-purpose yardage PLAYER Tanner, Phillip Gee, Desmond Beyah, Malcolm Honeycutt, P. King, Eldred McDonald, S. Caldwell, Wes Dasher, Dwight McClover, Chris Craddock, Joe Cannon, Michael Suber, Alex

G 12 11 12 12 12 12 12 9 12 12 2 7

Rush 714 205 6 0 -5 8 0 192 0 118 0 0

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6 9 12 9 12 12 12 1 12 12 12 2 1 7 12 12

0 29 13 0 0 0 0 14 9 0 0 0 0 -20 1283 1842

44 0 0 0 16 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2900 81 2554 384

0 0 12 0 0 0 1 0 0 26 0 25 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 983 132 899 279

Avg 40.9 14.7 39.7 37.1

TB 5 0 5 7

44 41 29 27 26 25 17 14 9 6 4 2 1 -20 5379 5958

7.3 4.6 2.4 3.0 2.2 2.1 1.4 14.0 0.8 0.5 0.3 1.0 1.0 -2.9 448.2 496.5

n punting PLAYER DeFatta, David TEAM Total Opponents

No. 62 3 65 57

Yds 2534 44 2578 2113

Long 71 34 71 63

FC 2 0 2 18

I20 Blkd 13 0 0 3 13 3 15 1

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n fumble returns PLAYER Total Opponents

Ingle, Alvin McDaniel, Spike Carson, Jawan McLeod, Byron Hickmon, Ivon Carmichael, D. Kellem, Jeremy Coleman, N. Longoria, Jacob Delle Donne, G. Brown, Kevin Kyles, D.D. Dugger, Caleb TEAM Total Opponents

Rec 135 248 550 513 598 308 265 10 114 -4 68 0

PR 0 0 0 81 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

KOR 282 544 142 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

IR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60

Tot Avg/G 1131 94.2 997 90.6 698 58.2 594 49.5 593 49.4 316 26.3 265 22.1 202 22.4 114 9.5 114 9.5 68 34.0 62 8.9

PLAYER FGM-FGA Gendreau, Alan 10-14

Pct 17-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 71.4 4-5 4-4 2-5 0-0

Lg Blk 44 0

n field goal sequence GAME MT OPP GAME MT Troy (22) (35) Louisville (42) Maryland 48 (31) 37 Miss. State (30),(18),(23) Kentucky 25 (40),48,29,42(25),33 ULM (44) ASU 44 (35) WKU - FAU - (25, (25) North Texas (28) FIU (36), (37) (20), 40 Louisiana-Lafayette 46 Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made.

OPP (37) 50, 35, 32 (22) -

n kickoffs KICKOFFS King, Matt Total Opponents

No. 53 53 60

Yds 3351 3351 3618

Avg 63.2 63.2 60.3

TB 8 8 7

OB Retn 2 2 899 2 983

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n game-by-game passing #12 Craddock, Joe Troy Maryland Kentucky ASU Florida Atlantic FIU Louisville Mississippi State ULM WKU North Texas Louisiana TOTALS

Att 32 40 37 35 35 12 28 40 20 29 31 28 367

Comp 20 28 21 25 24 7 16 23 13 19 19 22 237

Int 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 7

Pct 62.5 70.0 56.8 71.4 68.6 58.3 57.1 57.5 65.0 65.5 61.3 78.6 64.6

Yards 200 256 352 268 268 25 152 235 216 212 251 242 2677

TD 1 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 1 2 1 2 15

Long 46 53 62 53 36 8 16 55 26 33 45 36 62

Sack 3 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 12

Yds 19 0 0 21 9 11 9 0 20 15 0 0 104

Effic 119.1 140.3 149.1 130.0 151.7 42.5 114.5 115.1 172.2 149.7 133.5 167.6 135.5

#9 Dasher, Dwight Troy ASU Florida Atlantic FIU Louisville Mississippi State ULM North Texas Louisiana TOTALS

Att 2 2 1 15 9 3 6 5 1 44

Comp 0 1 0 7 3 2 3 1 0 17

Int 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3

Pct 0.0 50.0 0.0 46.7 33.3 66.7 50.0 20.0 0.0 38.6

Yards 0 3 0 47 10 33 62 1 0 156

TD 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

Long 0 3 0 28 9 25 26 1 0 28

Sack 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3

Yds 28 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 37

Effic 0.0 127.6 0.0 59.7 42.7 159.1 191.8 -18.3 0.0 69.8

#17 Honeycutt, P. Louisville WKU TOTALS

Att 1 1 2

Comp 1 0 1

Int 0 1 1

Pct 100.0 0.0 50.0

Yards 39 0 39

TD 1 0 1

Long 39 0 39

Sack 0 0 0

Yds 0 0 0

Effic 757.6 -200.0 278.8

#37 DeFatta, David Maryland TOTALS

Att 1 1

Comp 1 1

Int 0 0

Pct 100.0 100.0

Yards 28 28

TD 0 0

Long 28 28

Sack 0 0

Yds 0 0

Effic 335.2 335.2

n game-by-game rushing PLAYER Tanner, Phillip Gee, Desmond Dasher, Dwight Craddock, Joe McDaniel, Spike Coleman, N. Carson, Jawan Longoria, Jacob McDonald, S. Beyah, Malcolm Kyles, D.D. King, Eldred

No-Yds/TD 188-714/15 64-205/0 49-192/0 83-118/0 4-29/0 2-14/0 2-13/0 2-9/0 2-8/0 6-6/0 1-0/0 2--5/0

Troy 16-61/1 18-60/0 5--23/0 11--14/0 DNP DNP - - - - DNP -

UM 22-61/1 8-13/0 DNP 9-28/0 DNP DNP - - - 1-16/0 1-0/0 -

UK 11-26/0 4-7/0 DNP 7-9/0 DNP DNP - - 1--11/0 - - -

ASU 9-5/1 4-13/0 5-15/0 7-11/0 - DNP - - - - DNP -

FAU 11-38/0 3-0/0 1-1/0 10-13/0 - DNP - 2-9/0 - 1--6/0 DNP -

FIU 18-79/2 5-19/0 13-78/0 3--12/0 - DNP - - - 1-8/0 DNP -

UL 13-46/0 DNP 9-31/0 5-23/0 - DNP 2-13/0 - - 1--8/0 DNP -

MSU 8-29/1 3-14/0 5-18/0 9-23/0 - DNP - - - 1-0/0 DNP 1--2/0

ULM 16-40/1 5-19/0 3-11/0 9-2/0 - DNP - - 1-19/0 - DNP -

WKU 27-92/1 7-16/0 DNP 5--2/0 - DNP - - - - DNP 1--3/0

NT 14-159/5 1-7/0 4-26/0 2-6/0 4-29/0 2-14/0 - - - 1--4/0 DNP -

ULL 23-78/2 6-37/0 4-35/0 6-31/0 DNP DNP -

UK 6-82/0 5-117/1 1-6/0 1-7/0 1-3/0 3-106/1 1-16/0 1-9/0 DNP DNP - - DNP 1-4/0 1-2/0 DNP -

ASU 3-37/0 2-68/0 11-94/1 - 3-43/0 3-9/0 - 4-20/0 DNP DNP DNP - - - DNP DNP -

FAU 4-33/0 5-90/1 9-113/1 1-8/0 1-11/0 1-2/0 1--1/0 - DNP DNP DNP - 1-10/0 1-2/0 DNP DNP -

FIU 1-6/0 4-16/0 5-20/0 1--3/0 1-28/0 2-5/0 - - DNP DNP DNP - - - DNP DNP -

UL 5-33/0 2-18/1 3-26/0 1-16/0 3-26/0 DNP 3-37/1 1-13/0 DNP 1-16/0 - 1-16/0 - - DNP DNP -

MSU 11-164/1 2-15/0 4-29/0 - 1-6/0 4-21/0 1-4/0 2-29/0 DNP - - - - - DNP DNP -

ULM 2-23/1 2-22/0 4-67/1 2-46/0 - 3-63/0 2-43/0 - DNP - 1-14/0 - - - DNP DNP -

WKU 3-37/0 3-55/1 4-43/0 4-56/1 2-9/0 1-13/0 - 1-3/0 DNP - - - DNP - DNP DNP 1--4/0

NT 4-68/1 1-8/0 7-91/0 - 4-62/0 - 1-3/0 2-19/0 DNP DNP - - - - DNP 1-1/0 -

ULL 6-76/1 1-3/0 1-4/0 6-98/1 1-11/0 4-27/0 2-11/0 DNP DNP 1-12/0 DNP DNP -

n game-by-game rECEIVING PLAYER King, Eldred Beyah, Malcolm Honeycutt, P. McDonald, S. Caldwell, Wes Gee, Desmond Tanner, Phillip McClover, Chris Cannon, Michael Ingle, Alvin McLeod, Byron Carson, Jawan Dasher, Dwight Delle Donne, G. Kyles, D.D. Dugger, Caleb Craddock, Joe

No-Yds/TD 51-598/4 33-550/6 51-513/3 26-308/3 27-265/0 24-248/1 13-135/1 14-114/0 6-68/0 2-44/0 2-26/0 1-16/0 1-10/0 2-6/0 1-2/0 1-1/0 1--4/0

Troy 2-9/0 2-44/1 - 6-65/0 4-34/0 - 1-10/0 - 5-38/0 - - - - - DNP DNP -

UM 4-30/0 4-94/1 2-20/0 4-15/1 6-32/0 3-2/0 1-12/0 3-21/0 1-30/0 1-28/0 - - DNP - - DNP -

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n defensive statistics LEADERS GP 44 Carmichael, D. 12 27 Hickmon, Ivon 12 20 Kellem, Jeremy 12 33 Brown, Kevin 12 25 Riley, Ted 12 29 Clemons, Lonnie 11 91 Perez, Emmanuel 12 6 Issac, Rod 10 47 Smith, Dwight 12 56 Hofacker, Wes 11 55 Harrington, A. 11 7 Suber, Alex 7 97 Jenkins, Trevor 12 98 McCoy, Chris 12 8 Glover, Anthony 9 11 Lattimore, J. 12 24 Crumpton, D. 12 92 Perry, Brandon 12 26 Carson, Jawan 12 28 Gregory, Josh 12 30 Robinson, Cam 12 94 Tucker, Gary 11 43 Loreus, Gorby 11 2 Gee, Desmond 11 52 Davis, Antwan 12 95 Presley, J. 6 35 King, Matt 12 59 Davis, Darin 9 3 Udell, Marcus 8 78 Williams, Mike 12 46 Washington, N. 8 40 Hale, Wesley 3 17 Honeycutt, P. 12 48 Wade, Adam 12 42 Longoria, Jacob 12 TM TEAM 7 83 King, Eldred 12 4 Beyah, Malcolm 12 21 Tanner, Phillip 12 12 Craddock, Joe 12 81 Caldwell, Wes 12 74 Fisher, Mark 12 Total 12 Opponents 12

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|-------Tackles-------| UT AT Total 62 27 89 56 26 82 46 26 72 50 18 68 36 7 43 26 15 41 23 10 33 27 5 32 17 13 30 23 5 28 16 11 27 20 6 26 18 8 26 17 8 25 13 9 22 15 7 22 15 5 20 7 7 14 8 3 11 9 2 11 6 4 10 5 4 9 8 1 9 5 2 7 6 . 6 1 5 6 5 . 5 2 2 4 2 2 4 3 . 3 2 1 3 2 . 2 2 . 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 . 2 2 . 2 1 . 1 1 . 1 1 . 1 . . . 563 242 805 577 186 763

For Loss 11.5-37 13.0-36 3.5-11 2.5-10 3.0-13 5.0-25 6.0-22 2.0-6 7.5-26 5.0-25 2.0-6 1.5-7 5.5-15 5.0-22 0.5-3 5.5-25 1.0-5 1.5-2 . . 1.0-3 1.5-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.5-4 . . . . . . 85-314 84.0-337

|-Sacks-| No-Yards 3.0-20 1.0-6 1.0-5 1.0-8 1.0-3 4.0-24 1.0-7 . 1.0-10 3.0-18 . 1.0-7 1.0-5 3.0-18 . 3.5-23 . . . . 0.5-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-157 15-141

|---Pass Def---| Int-Yds PD 1-25 3 2-26 1 2-17 . 1-4 3 1-0 4 . . . . 1-0 2 . 1 . 1 . . 2-60 4 . . . 1 . . . 2 . 2 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-132 24 11-279 44

QBH . . . . . 1 1 . . . . . 1 . . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 9

|-Fumbles-| Rcv-Yds . . 2-0 . . . . 1-0 . . 1-0 . . 2-0 1-0 . 1-0 1-0 . . . . . 1-0 . . . . . . 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 12-0 9-74

FF 2 2 3 1 . . . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 4

Blkd Kick . . 1 . . . 1 . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3

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ASU 6-2 2-4 2-4 2-5 1-2 1-1 1-4 - 0-2 3-1 0-4 2-0 2-2 - 0-2 2-1 - 0-1 0-2 - 0-2 0-1 - 0-1 - 0-1 - 0-1 1-0 - DNP 1-0 1-1 - - - - - - -

FAU 9-1 7-2 4-1 3-0 2-1 2-1 4-0 2-0 4-1 DNP - 4-1 2-1 4-0 1-1 2-0 - 2-0 - 1-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - DNP - - - -

FIU 3-6 2-2 6-5 3-0 0-1 0-3 3-1 3-1 2-2 0-1 1-1 4-1 2-1 2-2 1-0 0-5 1-1 - - 1-0 - - 0-1 0-1 1-0 0-1 1-0 - 1-0 - - 1-0 - - - DNP 1-0 - - -

UL 8-4 8-2 1-3 7-2 2-1 4-0 1-0 2-0 2-1 2-1 1-0 4-0 3-1 1-0 1-0 - - 1-1 1-0 1-0 - - 1-0 DNP - DNP 1-0 1-0 DNP - - - - - - DNP - - - -

MSU 5-0 6-0 4-1 5-1 4-0 - 3-0 4-1 - 2-0 4-0 DNP 1-0 2-0 2-0 DNP - 1-0 2-0 1-0 2-0 - 2-0 - 1-0 DNP - 1-0 0-2 - - - - - - 2-0 - 1-0 - -

ULM 9-0 5-2 3-1 5-0 4-0 4-1 2-1 6-0 2-0 4-0 1-0 DNP 0-1 2-0 2-1 DNP 5-0 0-1 2-0 1-0 0-1 1-0 1-0 - - DNP - 0-1 DNP - 1-0 - - - - DNP - - - -

WKU 5-4 6-4 3-1 3-4 2-1 2-0 0-3 3-1 0-2 2-1 2-3 DNP 1-0 0-2 1-1 DNP 2-2 0-1 0-1 0-1 1-0 1-0 0-1 - - DNP - - DNP 1-0 0-1 - - 1-0 - DNP - - - -

UNT 1-0 5-1 2-2 8-0 7-0 3-1 - 3-1 1-0 2-0 5-0 DNP 1-0 3-1 3-0 1-0 3-1 0-1 - - 2-1 2-0 0-1 - 3-0 DNP 2-0 - - 2-0 - - - - - DNP - - - -

ULL 7-3 1-2 2-4 3-2 5-0 6-5 4-0 1-1 3-2 3-0 1-0 DNP 2-1 0-1 0-1 2-1 1-0 0-1 DNP 1-0 DNP 1-0

ASU - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

FAU - - 1.0-4 - DNP - - - 1.0-5 1.0-10 - - - -

FIU - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

UL - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

MSU - - - - - - - - - - - DNP - -

ULM 2.0-12 - 1.0-4 1.0-4 - - - - - - - DNP 1.0-3 -

WKU - 0.5-4 1.0-12 0.5-4 1.0-14 - - 1.0-5 - - 1.0-8 DNP - -

NT - 2.0-15 - 1.5-10 1.0-2 - - - - - - DNP - 0.5-3

ULL 1.0-2 1.0-7 DNP -

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n game-by-game tackles TOTAL TACKLES Carmichael, D. Hickmon, Ivon Kellem, Jeremy Brown, Kevin Riley, Ted Clemons, Lonnie Perez, Emmanuel Issac, Rod Smith, Dwight Hofacker, Wes Harrington, A. Suber, Alex Jenkins, Trevor McCoy, Chris Lattimore, J. Glover, Anthony Crumpton, D. Perry, Brandon Carson, Jawan Gregory, Josh Robinson, Cam Loreus, Gorby Tucker, Gary Gee, Desmond Davis, Antwan Presley, J. King, Matt Davis, Darin Udell, Marcus Williams, Mike Washington, N. Beyah, Malcolm Longoria, Jacob Honeycutt, P. Wade, Adam Hale, Wesley King, Eldred Caldwell, Wes Craddock, Joe Tanner, Phillip

UA-A 62-27 56-26 46-26 50-18 36-7 26-15 23-10 27-5 17-13 23-5 16-11 20-6 18-8 17-8 15-7 13-9 15-5 7-7 8-3 9-2 6-4 8-1 5-4 5-2 6-0 1-5 5-0 2-2 2-2 3-0 2-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-0 1-0 1-0

TOT 89 82 72 68 43 41 33 32 30 28 27 26 26 25 22 22 20 14 11 11 10 9 9 7 6 6 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1

TROY 4-0 3-1 7-0 1-1 5-1 DNP - 3-0 1-0 4-0 1-0 4-1 1-0 1-0 1-0 5-0 1-0 - 2-0 1-0 1-0 DNP - 2-0 - 1-0 - DNP - - DNP - - 1-0 1-0 DNP - - 1-0 -

MD 2-1 6-0 4-0 3-0 - 2-1 2-0 DNP 1-0 - DNP 2-1 1-0 - 1-1 2-1 3-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 - 3-0 1-0 1-0 - 0-1 - DNP - - DNP - - - - - - - - -

n game-by-game sacks PLAYER Clemons, Lonnie Lattimore, J. Carmichael, D. McCoy, Chris Hofacker, Wes Perez, Emmanuel Hickmon, Ivon Kellem, Jeremy Jenkins, Trevor Smith, Dwight Brown, Kevin Suber, Alex Riley, Ted Robinson, Cam

SKS-A-TOT 4-0-4.0 3-1-3.5 3-0-3.0 2-2-3.0 3-0-3.0 1-0-1.0 1-0-1.0 1-0-1.0 1-0-1.0 1-0-1.0 1-0-1.0 1-0-1.0 1-0-1.0 0-1-0.5

Troy DNP - - - 1.0-2 - - - - - - 1.0-7 - -

Maryland 1.0-10 1.0-4 - - - - 1.0-6 - - - - - - -

UK - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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n game-by-game summaries FINAL GAME SCORE MT 17 Troy 31 MT 24 Maryland 14 MT 14 Kentucky 20 MT 14 Arkansas St. 31 MT 14 FAU 13 MT 21 FIU 31 MT 23 Louisville 42 MT 22 Miss. State 31 MT 24 UL-Monroe 21 MT 21 WKU 10 MT 52 North Texas 13 MT 28 UL-Lafayette 42

BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 3 0 0 14 7 10 7 7 7 3 14 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 7 3 0 10 0 0 7 7 7 10 7 7 0 0 0 14 7 3 0 3 3 0 10 8 0 10 14 7 14 3 0 6 7 7 7 21 3 10 3 6 14 0 10 7 14 3 0 7 0 7 7 7 7 7 0 7 0 3 0 7 17 28 7 0 13 0 0 0 7 7 7 7 14 7 7 14

FIRST DOWNS RUSHING RU PA PN TOT ATT YDS TD 8 11 1 20 50 84 1 10 5 1 16 36 164 3 7 13 1 21 41 118 1 4 10 1 15 25 146 1 2 10 1 13 23 31 0 7 14 0 21 35 102 0 3 11 1 15 25 44 1 8 12 2 22 34 148 1 4 9 0 13 29 55 0 7 9 2 18 41 153 1 13 1 1 15 41 171 2 8 9 0 17 42 112 2 9 10 1 20 30 105 0 11 5 3 19 45 247 4 4 12 2 18 29 80 1 8 8 1 17 39 169 4 6 15 0 21 35 90 1 10 13 1 24 43 236 1 6 11 1 18 41 101 1 6 9 2 17 33 68 0 8 13 3 24 28 237 5 9 8 3 20 36 143 1 14 11 1 26 40 167 2 9 11 3 23 43 152 2

PASSING C-A-I YDS TD 20-34-1 200 1 17-28-1 136 1 29-41-0 284 2 14-29-3 211 1 21-37-1 352 2 28-48-0 254 2 26-37-2 271 1 17-31-0 292 3 24-36-0 268 2 16-27-2 210 0 14-27-3 72 0 13-29-1 223 1 20-38-0 201 2 14-23-2 144 1 25-43-0 268 1 17-25-0 197 0 16-26-0 278 2 19-31-1 212 2 19-30-1 212 2 18-30-1 213 1 20-36-2 252 1 25-39-0 221 1 22-29-1 242 2 18-25-0 243 4

TOT. OFF. PUNTING FUMBLES PENALTY THIRD AVG. TOTAL ATT YDS NO-AVG NO-LOST NO-YDS DOWNS F.POS TOP 84 284 6-40.2 1-1 5-53 6-19 M39 35:54 64 300 5-37.8 3-3 4-29 4-13 T32 24:06 82 402 4-42.0 1-1 8-62 8-20 M28 39:49 54 357 4-42.8 2-0 5-42 5-11 T29 20:11 60 383 8-43.1 1-1 6-51 5-15 M19 24:54 83 356 6-44.5 1-1 6-31 7-19 K44 35:06 62 315 4-45.2 0-0 6-43 5-13 M33 27:16 65 440 5-33.4 0-0 8-48 8-15 A29 32:44 65 323 8-35.6 1-1 6-59 5-18 M34 25:03 68 363 5-33.6 2-2 8-62 8-16 F27 34:57 68 243 5-41.0 0-0 4-31 5-14 M36 28:01 71 335 5-33.2 4-2 9-68 8-18 F40 31:59 68 306 8-32.0 1-0 10-87 6-16 M31 28:03 68 391 3-40.3 0-0 5-40 7-15 L32 31:57 72 348 5-36.2 0-0 4-46 7-18 M26 29:36 64 366 6-40.3 0-0 4-39 6-14 MS35 30:24 61 368 5-44.6 1-1 5-45 4-11 M26 22:47 74 448 4-30.0 1-0 5-40 6-15 ULM25 37:13 71 313 6-46.7 1-1 3-35 9-17 M35 32:20 63 281 5-34.6 1-1 4-34 3-12 W27 27:40 64 489 4-39.0 2-1 5-46 5-10 M35 25:28 75 364 6-36.3 4-3 8-60 6-18 N29 33:14 69 409 2-28.5 3-2 6-49 9-12 M28 28:41 68 395 3-37.0 0-0 5-44 5-10 L32 31:19

n game-by-game offensive starters OPPONENT Troy Maryland Kentucky Arkansas State FAU FIU Louisville Mississippi State Louisiana-Monroe WKU North Texas Louisiana-Lafayette

QB Craddock Craddock Craddock Craddock Craddock Craddock Craddock Craddock Craddock Craddock Craddock Craddock

TB Gee Gee Gee Gee Gee Gee (wr) Tanner Gee Gee Gee Tanner Tanner

WR Honeycutt Honeycutt Honeycutt Honeycutt Honeycutt Honeycutt Honeycutt Honeycutt Honeycutt Honeycutt Honeycutt Honeycutt

WR WR TE Caldwell Cannon Dasher (wr) Caldwell Cannon King (wr) Caldwell Beyah Tanner (tb) Caldwell Beyah Longoria (fb) Caldwell Beyah Delle Donne Caldwell Beyah King (wr) Caldwell Beyah Delle Donne Caldwell Beyah McLeod Caldwell Beyah King (wr) Caldwell Beyah McLeod King Longoria (fb) McLeod Caldwell Beyah Longoria (fb)

LT Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams

LG Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis

C Thompson Thompson Thompson Thompson Thompson Thompson Thompson Thompson Thompson Thompson Thompson Thompson

RG Boss Boss Boss Hawkins McLeroy McLeroy Boss Boss McLeroy McLeroy McLeroy McLeroy

RT Fisher Fisher Fisher Fisher Fisher Fisher Fisher Fisher Fisher Fisher Fisher Fisher

WILL Hickmon Hickmon Hickmon Hickmon Hickmon Hickmon Hickmon Hickmon Hickmon Hickmon Hickmon Hickmon

LC Issac Riley Riley Riley Suber Issac Suber Riley Riley Riley Riley Riley

SS Glover Glover Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown

FS Kellem Kellem Kellem Kellem Kellem Kellem Kellem Kellem Kellem Kellem Kellem Kellem

RC Suber Suber Suber Suber Riley Suber Riley Issac Issac Issac Issac Issac

n game-by-game defensive starters OPPONENT Troy Maryland Kentucky Arkansas State FAU FIU Louisville Mississippi State Louisiana-Monroe WKU North Texas Louisiana-Lafayette

LE Goodson Perez Perez Perez Lattimore Perez Perez Perez Perez Perez Perez Perez

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T Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Crumpton (db) Smith Crumpton (db) Smith

T Jenkins Jenkins Jenkins Jenkins Jenkins Jenkins Jenkins Jenkins Jenkins Jenkins Jenkins Jenkins

RE Hofacker Hofacker Hofacker Hofacker Perez Hofacker Hofacker Hofacker Hofacker Hofacker Hofacker Hofacker

SAM Riley (db) Clemons Clemons Clemons Clemons Riley (db) Clemons Harrington Clemons Clemons Clemons Clemons

MIKE Carmichael Carmichael Carmichael Carmichael Carmichael Carmichael Carmichael Carmichael Carmichael Carmichael Harrington Carmichael


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n middle tennessee scoring drives NO. OF TOTAL DRIVE SCORE SCORE DRIVE OPPONENT PLAYS YARDS TIME TYPE TIME/QTR START Troy 15 75 5:59 FG 3:43/1st M20 Troy 1 46 :07 TD 9:04/4th T46 Troy 6 36 1:54 TD 6:44/4th T36 Maryland 10 80 5:56 TD 9:04/1st M20 Maryland 17 59 6:56 FG 6:24/2nd M41 Maryland 3 10 1:06 TD 7:45/3rd MD10 Maryland 4 72 1:53 TD :22/3rd M28 Kentucky 5 77 2:29 TD 9:21/1st M23 Kentucky 3 34 :37 TD 7:26/3rd UK34 Arkansas State 9 76 3:04 TD 2:19/3rd M24 Arkansas State 7 80 3:12 TD 9:17/4th M20 FAU 7 71 2:41 TD 5:22/4th M29 FAU 7 65 1:15 TD 0:00/4th M35 FIU 7 31 2:47 FG 11:13/1st M49 FIU 14 48 5:51 FG 8:19/3rd M32 FIU 8 63 2:40 TD :49/3rd M37 FIU 6 27 1:07 TD 4:41/4th F27 Louisville - - - TD 9:27/1st - Louisville 1 39 :10 TD 6:36/1st L38 Louisville 11 37 3:44 FG 2:11/2nd M38 Louisville 11 91 1:54 TD :36/4th M9 Miss. State 7 51 3:16 FG 8:03/1st M36 Miss. State 9 64 3:01 FG 14:16/2nd M35 Miss. State 4 71 1:46 TD 6:29/2nd M29 Miss. State 13 67 4:58 FG 9:55/3rd M27 Miss. State 16 76 6:53 TD 2:45/4th M24 ULM 6 76 1:53 TD 13:07/1st M24 ULM 6 53 2:03 TD 2:11/1st M47 ULM 7 43 1:57 FG 13:23/2nd M30 ULM 9 80 3:05 TD 11:55/4th M20 WKU 6 54 1:43 TD 10:02/1st M46 WKU 11 74 3:32 TD 1:23/2nd M26 WKU 9 87 3:56 TD 13:59/4th M13 UNT 3 45 :22 TD 13:17/1st NT45 UNT 10 44 4:19 FG 8:39/1st M45 UNT 7 60 1:44 TD 6:20/1st M40 UNT 9 67 3:17 TD 12:01/2nd M33 UNT 2 56 :27 TD :27/2nd M44 UNT 2 71 :40 TD 7:20/2nd M29 UNT 2 64 :33 TD 4:28/2nd M36 UNT - - - TD 14:43/3rd - ULL 8 76 2:04 TD 8:41/1st M24 ULL 11 80 5:02 TD 6:18/2nd M20 ULL 13 82 6:21 TD 8:39/3rd M18 ULL 11 58 5:30 TD 14:53/4th M42

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n opponent scoring drives SCORING PLAY 22 FG Beyah 46 pass Tanner 3 run McDonald 3 pass Gendreau 31 FG Tanner 1 run Beyah 53 pass Gee 62 pass Beyah 22 pass Tanner 2 run Honeycutt 3 pass Honeycutt 36 pass Beyah 32 pass Gendreau 36 FG Gendreau 37 FG Tanner 3 run Tanner 3 run Kellem INT Tanner 39 pass Gendreau 42 FG Beyah 16 pass Gendreau 30 FG Gendreau 18 FG King 14 pass Gendreau 23 FG Tanner 1 run King 15 pass Honeycutt 13 pass Gendreau 44 FG Tanner 7 run Beyah 9 pass Tanner 29 run McDonald 33 pass King 45 pass Gendreau 28 FG Tanner 12 run Tanner 1 run Tanner 19 run Tanner 66 run Tanner 36 run Tanner 92 KO run Tanner 2 run Tanner 4 run King 22 pass McDonald 15 pass

NO. OF TOTAL DRIVE SCORE SCORE DRIVE OPPONENT PLAYS YARDS TIME TYPE TIME/QTR START Troy 1 4 :04 TD 9:42/1st M4 Troy 9 70 3:07 TD 11:40/2nd T30 Troy 4 3 1:06 FG :59/2nd M21 Troy 6 79 1:49 TD 13:11/3rd T21 Troy 11 79 4:12 TD 2:32/4th T21 Maryland 2 71 :50 TD 8:14/1st MD29 Maryland 1 80 :14 TD 2:15/3rd MD20 Kentucky 3 11 :58 TD 3:48/1st M11 Kentucky 10 59 4:26 FG 4:11/2nd UK20 Kentucky 8 57 3:02 TD 12:20/4th UK43 Kentucky 9 44 3:54 FG 6:37/4th UK49 Arkansas State 7 57 2:40 TD 3:26/1st ASU 43 Arkansas State 13 81 5:44 FG 8:30/2nd ASU1 Arkansas State 2 67 :14 TD :36/2nd ASU33 Arkansas State 11 74 6:20 TD 8:35/3rd ASU26 Arkansas State 9 88 4:37 TD 12:34/4th ASU12 FAU 6 80 3:27 TD 11:33/1st F20 FAU 7 37 5:09 FG 3:19/2nd M45 FIU 3 12 1:33 TD 4:12/2nd M12 FIU 9 49 2:01 FG :10/2nd 50 FIU TD 14:10/3rd FIU 9 76 4:50 TD 3:29/3rd F24 FIU 3 64 1:02 TD 10:02/4th F36 Louisville 9 57 4:34 TD 2:02/1st L43 Louisville 2 88 :49 TD 11:21/2nd L12 Louisville 4 31 2:25 TD 5:25/3rd M31 Louisville 6 41 2:39 TD 12:56/4th M41 Louisville - - - TD 11:13/4th - Louisville 14 94 7:09 TD 2:30/4th L6 Miss. State 8 80 3:35 TD 11:25/1st MS20 Miss. State 3 70 1:42 TD 6:13/1st MS30 Miss. State 12 69 5:17 TD 4:30/3rd MS31 Miss. State 7 28 3:19 FG :22/3rd MS45 Miss. State 11 61 4:50 TD 9:45/4th MS39 ULM 5 67 1:49 TD 4:59/2nd ULM33 ULM 8 57 4:46 TD 4:33/3rd ULM43 ULM 12 72 5:58 TD 5:57/4th ULM28 WKU 5 59 1:54 FG 5:02/2nd WKU37 WKU 6 73 2:07 TD 11:45/4th WKU27 UNT 3 60 1:27 TD 4:53/1st NT40 UNT 7 61 3:28 TD :18/1st NT39 ULL 11 80 4:15 TD 10:45/1st UL20 ULL 8 47 4:00 TD 2:16/1st M47 ULL 10 61 4:19 TD 11:20/2nd UL39 ULL 7 63 3:16 TD 5:23/3rd UL37 ULL 9 80 3:47 TD 11:06/4th UL20 ULL 4 60 2:38 TD 6:43/4th UL40

SCORING PLAY Hampton 4 run Harris 5 pass Glusman FG Harris 33 run Harris 13 run Scott 63 run Hey.-Bey 80 pass Grinter 1 pass Seiber 40 FG Locke 6 pass Sieber 25 FG Arnold 16 pass Arauco 35 FG Johnson 14 pass Johnson 2 pass Lawson 14 run Edgecomb 53 run Leroy 25 FG McCall 8 run Rivest 20 FG Gaitor 27 INT Ned 1 run Hilton 63 pass Bolen 3 run Anderson 88 run Bolen 1 run Bolen 1 run Patrick FR Burns 1 pass Dixon 4 run Dixon 62 run Lee 5 run Carlson 37 FG Dixon 1 run Goodin 15 run McCall 18 pass Zacharie 17 pass Siewart 22 FG Gaebler 27 pass Fitzgerald 57 pass Montgomery 11 run Aubrey 4 pass Fenroy 4 run Fenroy 3 run Green 5 pass Chery 18 pass Lee 37 pass

n red zone Opponent Troy Maryland Kentucky Arkansas State Florida Atlantic Florida International Louisville Mississippi State Louisiana-Monroe WKU North Texas Louisiana-Lafayette Totals 29 of 38 (76.3%)

Score 17-31 24-14 14-20 14-31 14-13 21-31 23-42 22-31 24-21 21-10 52-13 28-42

Times In RZ 4 3 1 3 2 5 2 5 3 2 4 4

Times Scored 2 3 0 2 0 4 2 5 3 1 4 3

Total Pts 10 17 0 14 0 21 9 22 21 7 24 21

TDs 1 2 0 2 0 2 1 2 3 1 3 3

Rush TDs 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 3 2

Pass TDs 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 1

FGs Made 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 1 0

FGA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Failed to Score Inside RZ Downs Int Fumb Half 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Game 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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n middle tennessee long plays

Yards Type Player(s) *92 KR Tanner, Phillip *66 Rush Tanner, Phillip *62 Pass Gee, Desmond from Craddock, Joe 61 Pass King, Eldred from Craddock, Joe 55 Pass King, Eldred from Craddock, Joe 53 Pass Beyah, Malcolm from Craddock, Joe *53 Pass Beyah, Malcolm from Craddock, Joe 52 Pass Beyah, Malcolm from Craddock, Joe *46 Pass Beyah, Malcolm from Craddock, Joe *45 Pass King, Eldred from Craddock, Joe *39 Pass Tanner, Phillip from Honeycutt, P. 37 Pass Honeycutt, P. from Craddock, Joe 37 KR Gee, Desmond 37 KR Gee, Desmond 36 Pass Honeycutt, P. from Craddock, Joe 36 Pass McDonald, S. from Craddock, Joe *36 Rush Tanner, Phillip 33 KR Gee, Desmond *33 Pass McDonald, S. from Craddock, Joe 33 KR Gee, Desmond 33 Pass Beyah, Malcolm from Craddock, Joe *32 Pass Beyah, Malcolm from Craddock, Joe 31 Pass Honeycutt, P. from Craddock, Joe 31 KR Beyah, Malcolm 30 Pass Cannon, Michael from Craddock, Joe 29 KR Gee, Desmond 29 Pass Gee, Desmond from Craddock, Joe *29 Rush Tanner, Phillip 28 Pass Caldwell, Wes from Dasher, Dwight 28 Rush Dasher, Dwight 28 Pass Ingle, Alvin from DeFatta, David 28 KR Gee, Desmond 27 Pass Beyah, Malcolm from Craddock, Joe 27 Rush McDaniel, Spike 27 KR Gee, Desmond 26 Pass Gee, Desmond from Craddock, Joe 26 Pass King, Eldred from Craddock, Joe 26 Pass McDonald, S. from Dasher, Dwight 26 Pass Tanner, Phillip from Craddock, Joe 26 KR Gee, Desmond 25 KR Gee, Desmond 25 Pass McClover, Chris from Dasher, Dwight 25 Pass Gee, Desmond from Craddock, Joe 25 INT Carmichael, D. 25 KR Tanner, Phillip *25 Pass Honeycutt, P. from Craddock, Joe 25 KR Beyah, Malcolm 23 Pass King, Eldred from Craddock, Joe 23 KR Tanner, Phillip 23 Pass King, Eldred from Craddock, Joe 23 Pass Honeycutt, P. from Dasher, Dwight *22 Pass Beyah, Malcolm from Craddock, Joe 22 Pass Beyah, Malcolm from Craddock, Joe 22 KR Tanner, Phillip 22 Pass Honeycutt, P. from Craddock, Joe 22 KR Gee, Desmond *22 Pass King, Eldred from Craddock, Joe 22 KR Gee, Desmond 21 KR Gee, Desmond 21 KR Tanner, Phillip 21 KR Tanner, Phillip 21 Pass Beyah, Malcolm from Craddock, Joe 20 Pass Honeycutt, P. from Craddock, Joe 20 Pass McDonald, S. from Craddock, Joe 20 KR Tanner, Phillip 20 KR Beyah, Malcolm 20 Rush Tanner, Phillip 20 Pass McDonald, S. from Craddock, Joe 20 FGR Riley, Ted * touchdown scored on play

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n GAME-OPENING DRIVES MIDDLE TENNESSEE OPPONENT PTS 1ST DNS YDS RES Troy 0 2 17 Punt Maryland 7 3 80 TD Kentucky 0 1 16 Punt Arkansas State 0 2 38 MFG Florida Atlantic 0 0 5 Punt FIU 3 1 31 FG Louisville 0 4 42 Punt Mississippi State 3 3 51 FG Louisiana-Monroe 7 3 76 TD WKU 0 0 0 Punt North Texas 7 1 45 TD Louisiana-Lafayette 7 5 76 TD

OPPONENTS PTS 1ST DNS YDS 0 0 6 7 1 71 0 0 -8 0 1 21 7 2 80 0 0 -2 0 0 2 7 4 80 0 2 31 0 0 -15 0 0 0 7 4 80

RES Punt TD Punt Punt TD Punt INT TD MFG Punt Punt TD

n second-half OPENING DRIVES MIDDLE TENNESSEE OPPONENT PTS 1ST DNS YDS RES Troy 0 0 -12 Punt Maryland 0 1 15 Punt Kentucky 0 0 8 Punt Arkansas State 0 0 9 Punt Florida Atlantic 0 3 53 Downs FIU 0 0 1 INT Louisville 0 0 6 Punt Mississippi State 3 4 67 FG Louisiana-Monroe 0 0 6 Punt WKU 0 1 -1 Punt North Texas 0 1 25 Punt Louisiana-Lafayette 7 6 82 TD

OPPONENTS PTS 1ST DNS YDS 7 3 79 0 3 56 0 4 47 7 4 74 0 3 48 7 3 76 0 2 52 7 4 69 0 2 31 0 2 26 0 3 43 7 4 63

RES TD MFG MFG TD Punt TD Downs TD INT Punt Downs TD

n three-and-out Troy Maryland Kentucky Arkansas State Florida Atlantic Florida International Louisville Mississippi State Louisiana-Monroe WKU North Texas Louisiana-Lafayette TOTALS

MIDDLE TENNESSEE DRIVES/3-AND-OUT 15/6 13/3 15/5 11/4 13/5 15/5 12/6 12/5 11/3 12/2 15/5 10/2

OPPONENT DRIVES/3-AND-OUT 15/5 12/3 15/5 11/2 13/2 13/5 12/3 11/5 12/2 12/1 15/6 11/3

n third-down conversions BY QUARTER Middle Tennessee Percentage Opponents Percentage

1 19-45 .422 20-43 .465

2 18-51 .353 12-44 .272

3 19-44 .432 22-44 .500

4 17-42 .405 19-45 .422

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n middle tennessee superlatives

n opponent superlatives

INDIVIDUAL Rushes: 27, Phillip Tanner vs WKU Yards Rushing: 159, Phillip Tanner vs North Texas TD Rushes: 5, Phillip Tanner vs North Texas Long Rush: 66, Phillip Tanner vs North Texas Pass Attempts: 40, Joe Craddock vs Maryland, Mississippi State Pass Completions: 28, Joe Craddock vs Maryland Yards Passing: 352, Joe Craddock vs Kentucky TD Passes: 2, Joe Craddock vs Maryland, Kentucky, FAU, WKU, ULL Long Pass: 62, Joe Craddock vs Kentucky Receptions: 11, Patrick Honeycutt vs ASU; Eldred King vs Mississippi State Yards Receiving: 164, Eldred King vs Mississippi State TD Receptions: 1, numerous times Long Reception: 62, Desmond Gee vs Kentucky Field Goals: 3, Alan Gendreau vs Mississippi State Long Field Goal: 44, Alan Gendreau vs ULM Punts: 8, David DeFatta vs Kentucky, FAU Punting Avg: 47.2, David DeFatta vs ULM Long Punt: 71, David DeFatta vs WKU Long Punt Return: 11, Patrick Honeycutt vs Maryland, Mississippi State Long Kickoff Return: 92, Phillip Tanner vs North Texas Tackles: 12, Jeremy Kellem vs Kentucky; Danny Carmichael vs Louisville Sacks: 2.0, by Lonnie Clemons vs ULM; Jamari Lattimore vs North Texas Tackles for Loss: 3.0, by Danny Carmichael vs ULL Interceptions: 1, eight players

INDIVIDUAL Rushes: 27, Anthony Dixon, Mississippi State Yards Rushing: 161, Vic Anderson, Louisville TD Rushes: 3, Brock Bolen, Louisville; Anthony Dixon, Mississippi State Long Rush: 88, Vic Anderson, Louisville Pass Attempts: 47, Mike Hartline, Kentucky Pass Completions: 28, Mike Hartline, Kentucky Yards Passing: 292, Corey Leonard, ASU TD Passes: 4, Michael Desormeaux, ULL Long Pass: 80, Chris Turner, Maryland Receptions: 12, Dicky Lyons, Kentucky; Casey Fitzgerald, North Texas Yards Receiving: 125, Jake Gaebler, WKU TD Receptions: 1, by numerous players Long Reception: 80, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Maryland Field Goals: 2, Lones Sieber, Kentucky Long Field Goal: 40, Lones Sieber, Kentucky Punts: 6, by Truman Spencer, North Texas Punting Avg: 52.7, Tim Masthay, Kentucky Long Punt: 63, Spencer Ortego, ULL Long Punt Return: 24, T.Y. Hilton, FIU Long Kickoff Return: 40, Derrick Locke, Kentucky; T.Y. Hilton, FIU Tackles: 14, Bear Woods, Troy Sacks: 2.0, Bear Woods, Troy; A. Carrington, ASU Tackles for Loss: 3.0, Bear Woods, Troy; L.J. Harbison, WKU Interceptions: 2, Anthony Gaitor, FIU

TEAM HIGH LOW Rushes 50 (Troy) 23 Yards Rushing 237 (UNT) 31 TD Rushes 5 (UNT) 0 Pass Attempts 41 (Maryland) 26 Pass Completions 29 (Maryland) 14 Yards Passing 352 (Kentucky) 72 TD Passes 2 (Maryland, UK, FAU, UL, WKU, ULL) 0 Total Plays 84 (Troy) 60 Total Offense 489 (UNT) 243 Points 52 (UNT) 14 Sacks By 5 (ULM, WKU, UNT) 0 First Downs 26 (ULL) 13 Penalties 10 (Louisville) 3 Penalty Yards 87 (Louisville) 31 Turnovers 3 (FIU, UNT, ULL) 0 Interceptions By 2 (FAU, Louisville) 0

TEAM HIGH Rushes 45 (Louisville) Yards Rushing 247 (Louisville) TD Rushes 4 (Louisville, MSU) Pass Attempts 48 (Kentucky) Pass Completions 28 (Kentucky) Yards Passing 292 (ASU) TD Passes 4 (ULL) Total Plays 83 (Kentucky) Total Offense 448 (ULM) Points 42 (Louisville, ULL) Sacks By 5 (Troy) First Downs 24 (ULM) Penalties 9 (FIU) Penalty Yards 68 (FIU) Turnovers 4 (Troy, FAU) Interceptions By 2 (ASU, FIU)

n Alan Gendreau

n Eldred King

(Kentucky) (Kentucky) (Kentucky, FAU, UL) (ULM) (FIU) (FIU) (FIU) (Kentucky) (FIU) (Kentucky, ASU, FAU) (five times) (Kentucky, FAU) (WKU) (FIU) (Louisville, MSU) (five times)

n Phillip Tanner

LOW 25 68 0 25 13 136 0 54 281 10 0 15 4 29 0 0

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MIDDLE TENNESSEE SHUT OUT AN OPPONENT: September 30, 2006, at North Texas. Score: 35-0 RUSHED FOR MORE THAN 300 YARDS: November 30, 2002, vs Utah State (316 yards) RUSHED FOR MORE THAN 400 YARDS: November 7, 1998, vs Tennessee-Martin (469 yards) PASSED FOR MORE THAN 300 YARDS: September 12, 2008 vs Kentucky (352 yards) HAD MORE THAN 500 YARDS TOTAL OFFENSE: September 6, 2007, vs Louisville (555 yards) HAD MORE THAN 600 YARDS TOTAL OFFENSE: October 6, 2001, vs Idaho (685 yards) SCORED MORE THAN 50 POINTS: November 22, 2008, vs North Texas (52 points) SCORED ON ITS FIRST PLAY FROM SCRIMMAGE: November 18, 2006 vs South Carolina (Clint Marks to Desmond Gee for 73 yards) FAILED TO HAVE AT LEAST 150 YARDS OF TOTAL OFFENSE: September 15, 2007 vs LSU (90 yards) FAILED TO RUSH FOR MORE THAN 100 YARDS: November 8, 2008 vs ULM (35 carries, 90 yards) FAILED TO PASS FOR MORE THAN 100 YARDS: October 11, 2008 vs FIU (72 yards) HELD AN OPPONENT TO LESS THAN 100 YARDS RUSHING: November 15, 2008, vs WKU (68 yards) HELD AN OPPONENT TO LESS THAN 100 YARDS PASSING: September 30, 2006, at North Texas (63 yards) HELD AN OPPONENT TO LESS THAN 200 YARDS TOTAL OFFENSE: October 20, 2007, vs Arkansas State (138 yards) HELD AN OPPONENT TO LESS THAN 300 YARDS TOTAL OFFENSE: November 15, 2008, vs WKU (281 yards) RETURNED A KICKOFF FOR A TOUCHDOWN: November 22, 2008 vs North Texas (Phillip Tanner - 92 yards) RETURNED OPENING KICKOFF FOR A TOUCHDOWN: October 6, 2006 vs Louisville (Damon Nickson - 88 yards) RETURNED A PUNT FOR A TOUCHDOWN: September 11, 2004 vs Akron (Kerry Wright - 75 yards) RETURNED A BLOCKED PUNT FOR A TOUCHDOWN: September 1, 2007 vs FAU (Michael Cannon - 32 yards) BLOCKED AN OPPONENT PUNT: November 8, 2008 vs ULM (Jeremy Kellem) BLOCKED A FIELD GOAL: September 13, 2008 vs Kentucky (Alex Suber) RETURNED A PASS INTERCEPTION FOR A TOUCHDOWN: October 18, 2008 vs Louisville (Jeremy Kellem - 14 yards) RETURNED A FUMBLE FOR A TOUCHDOWN: October 20, 2007 vs Arkansas State (Rod Issac - 42 yards) SCORED A SAFETY: October 27, 2007, vs North Texas (twice) SCORED A 2-POINT CONVERSION: October 11, 2008 vs FIU (Dwight Dasher run) SCORED ON OFFENSE, DEFENSE AND SPECIAL TEAMS: November 4, 2006 vs Florida Atlantic PLAYER RUSHED FOR MORE THAN 100 YARDS: November 22, 2008, vs North Texas (Phillip Tanner - 159 yards) TWO PLAYERS RUSHED FOR MORE THAN 100 YARDS: Nov. 2, 2002, vs New Mexico St. (Dwone Hicks 120 yds and ReShard Lee 116 yds) PLAYER RUSHED FOR MORE THAN 200 YARDS: November 4, 2006, vs Florida Atlantic (Eugene Gross - 208 yards) PLAYER HAD 100 OR MORE YARDS RECEIVING: October 25, 2008 vs Mississippi State (Eldred King - 164 yards) TWO PLAYERS HAD 100 OR MORE RECEIVING YARDS: September 13, 2008 (Desmond Gee (106) & Malcolm Beyah (117)) PLAYED AN OVERTIME GAME: November 15, 2003 vs Louisiana-Lafayette (ULL 57, MT 51) OPPONENT MIDDLE TENNESSEE WAS SHUT OUT: September 15, 2007 vs LSU. Score: 44-0 RUSHED FOR MORE THAN 250 YARDS: November 20, 2007, by Troy (263 yards) RUSHED FOR MORE THAN 400 YARDS: September 12, 1992, by Nebraska (490 yards) PASSED FOR MORE THAN 300 YARDS: September 15, 2007 vs LSU (307 yards) PASSED FOR MORE THAN 400 YARDS: September 6, 2007 by Louisville (401 yards) HAD MORE THAN 500 YARDS TOTAL OFFENSE: November 20, 2007 vs Troy (551 yards) HAD MORE THAN 600 YARDS TOTAL OFFENSE: November 3, 2007 vs ULM (624 yards) HELD MT TO LESS THAN 100 YARDS OF TOTAL OFFENSE: September 15, 2007 vs LSU (90 yards) HELD MT TO LESS THAN 50 TOTAL RUSHING YARDS: September 20, 2008 vs Arkansas State (44 yards) HELD MT TO LESS THAN 100 TOTAL PASSING YARDS: October 11, 2008 vs FIU (72 yards) SCORED 50 POINTS: September 6, 2007 by Louisville: Score: 58-42 RETURNED A KICKOFF FOR A TOUCHDOWN: October 9, 1999, by Arkansas (Cedric Cobbs - 95 yards) RETURNED A PUNT FOR A TOUCHDOWN: September 23, 2006, by Oklahoma (Reggie Smith - 61 yards) RETURNED A BLOCKED PUNT FOR A TOUCHDOWN: October 18, 2008, Louisville (Johnny Patrick) BLOCKED A PUNT: December 3, 2008, ULL (Orkeys Auriene) BLOCKED A FIELD GOAL: October 6, 2007, by Virginia (Chris Long) RETURNED A PASS INTERCEPTION FOR A TOUCHDOWN: October 11, 2008, by FIU (Anthony Gaitor - 27 yards) SCORED A SAFETY: September 3, 2005 by Alabama

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Career Games Played/Started Career 2007 2006 2005 No. Name GP-GS GP-S GP-S GP-S 1 C. McClover 12-0 2 D. Gee 35-19 11-7 13-3 3 M. Udell 8-0 4 M. Beyah 12-9 5 H. Johnson 0-0 6 R. Issac 21-13 11-6 7 A. Suber 33-22 12-11 11-4 3-0 8 A. Glover 43-7 12-5 11-0 11-0 9 D. Dasher 19-8 10-7 10 B. Burnette 0-0 11 J. Lattimore 12-1 12 J. Craddock 30-18 8-6 10-0 0-0 13 M. Cannon 23-3 12-0 7-0 2-1 15 S. McDonald 12-0 16 G. Delle Donne 19-2 7-0 17 P. Honeycutt 24-21 12-9 19 A. Banks 2-0 0-0 20 J. Kellem 24-17 12-5 21 P. Tanner 34-5 9-1 13-0 23 D.D. Kyles 2-0 24 D. Crumpton 12-2 25 T. Riley 24-12 12-0 26 J. Carson 12-0 27 I. Hickmon 24-12 12-0 28 J. Gregory 24-0 12-0 29 L. Clemons 45-23 11-9 12-5 11-0 30 C. Robinson 31-0 7-0 12-0 31 D. Guerra 0-0 32 S Neal 10-0 33 K. Brown 21-10 9-0 34 M. Branton 5-0 5-0 35 M. King 34-0 11-0 11-0 37 D. DeFatta 24-0 12-0 38 A. Gendreau 12-0 39 S. McDaniel 9-0 40 W. Hale 2-0 41 Stephens 31-0 1-0 11-0 7-0 42 J. Longoria 23-9 11-6 43 G. Loreus 11-0 44 D. Carmichael 35-21 12-10 11-0 45 J. Crittenton 0-0 46 N. Washington 8-0 47 D. Smith 21-9 10-0 48 A. Wade 22-0 11-0 49 A. Wicker 4-0 4-0 50 C. Boss 8-5 51 S. Carter 7-0 52 A. Davis 23-0 11-0 54 Rogeric Govan 0-0 55 A. Harrington 21-4 10-2 56 W. Hofacker 35-32 11-10 13-11 60 B. McLeroy 12-6 62 E. Lettsome 3-0 2-0 65 A. Stuart 11-0 70 J. Lewis 24-22 12-10 71 J. Padrick 0-0 72 M. Thompson 37-31 12-12 13-7 0-0 73 T. Lilienthal 0-0 74 Mark Fisher 24-22 12-10 75 C. Hawkins 11-1 3-0 77 D. Cardaci 12-0 78 M. Williams 12-12 80 C. Johnson 1-0 81 W. Caldwell 18-11 6-0 82 A. Ingle 17-0 9-0 2-0 83 E. King 12-6 86 B. McLeod 9-3 88 M. Thurmond 0-0 89 T. Goodson 2-1 91 E. Perez 23-11 11-0 92 B. Perry 30-0 2-0 8-0 8-0 94 G. Tucker 23-0 11-0 95 J. Presley 26-1 2-0 13-1 5-0 97 T. Jenkins 47-37 12-12 13-13 10-0 98 C. McCoy 33-3 10-3 11-0 99 A. Hill 2-0

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GAME 2 l SEPT. 6, 2008 l ATTENDANCE: 22,605 FLOYD STADIUM l MURFREESBORO, TN

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (DNJ) - Deja vu nearly changed hands at MTSU Thursday night. But the Blue Raiders’ dramatic rally — similar to the one Troy handed them two years ago — was not to be. MTSU lost 31-17 to Troy in the season and Sun Belt opener. Trailing 24-3 in the fourth quarter, MTSU scored two quick touchdowns in less than three minutes. But the Trojans answered with a time-consuming scoring drive to stave off a late collapse. For a moment, MTSU’s run was reminiscent of Troy’s miraculous comeback in its last trip to MTSU when the Trojans rallied from a 13-point deficit in the final two minutes, 19 seconds to win 22-21. Craddock tossed a 46-yard touchdown pass to freshman Malcolm Beyah with 9:04 remaining in the game. Then MTSU linebacker Danny Carmichael recovered a Troy fumble, and the Blue Raiders scored on Phillip Tanner’s 3-yard run. Troy soured MTSU’s comeback with a 79-yard drive, ending with DuJuan Harris’ 13-yard touchdown run with 2:32 remaining. But MTSU’s grasp on the game was too loose early on. A pair of early dropped passes — one each on offense and defense — were indicative of MTSU’s night. Freshman wideout Sancho McDonald dropped a potential game-tying touchdown pass on MTSU’s third possession. And defensive end Chris McCoy bobbled and dropped a possible interception and sure touchdown return a few minutes later. Neither grab was easy, but the Blue Raiders made them look harder than they were. Such was the theme of MTSU’s season-opening loss in front of a crowd of 22,307 — the sixth largest in Floyd Stadium history. The Trojans weren’t immensely better than MTSU, but they were far more opportunistic. Troy put up 17 points on only 78 total yards in the first half, and two of its scoring drives went just three and four yards. Meanwhile, MTSU turned 137 yards in the first half into only three points, falling behind 17-3 at halftime. MTSU forced three Troy turnovers in the first three quarters, but didn’t score a single point off them. Troy’s punter mishandled a bouncing snap and fumbled the ball, giving MTSU possession at the Trojans’ 21-yard line midway through the second quarter. The Blue Raiders had first-and-goal from the 3-yard line, but botched the remainder of the possession. Quarterback Dwight Dasher, who was the backup behind Craddock until that point, gained one yard on two rushes and then fumbled on fourth-and-goal from the 3. Troy’s Steve McLendon scooped the fumble and rumbled 67 yards. The Trojans kicked a field goal four plays later for a potential 10-point swing. MTSU went scoreless in the third quarter despite forcing two Troy turnovers in the period. The Blue Raiders recovered a Troy fumble, but went three-and-out. Then MTSU’s Ivon Hickmon picked off a pass, but Troy answered with its second goal-line stand. Score by Quarters Troy Middle Tennessee 1st Quarter 09:42 TROY 03:43 MT 2nd Quarter 11:40 TROY 00:59 TROY 3rd Quarter 13:11 TROY 4th Quarter 09:04 MT 06:44 MT 02:32 TROY

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Hampton, J. 4 yd run (Glusman, S. kick) Gendreau, Alan 22 yd field goal

Harris, D. 33 yd run (Glusman, S. kick) Beyah, Malcolm 46 yd pass from Craddock, Joe (Gendreau, Alan kick) Tanner, Phillip 3 yd run (Gendreau, A. kick) Harris, D. 13 yd run (Glusman, S. kick) Troy 16 36-164 136 28-17-1 64-300 1-67 4-35 4-60 1-18 5-37.8 3-3 4-29 24:06 4 of 13 0 of 1 4-4 5-47

MT 20 50-84 200 34-20-1 84-284 0-0 0-0 4-67 1-11 6-40.2 1-1 5-53 35:54 6 of 19 0 of 4 2-4 2-9

RUSHING: Troy-Harris, D. 19-148; Hampton, J. 11-41; Jernigan, J. 1-2; Greer, M. 2-1; TEAM 3-minus 28. Middle Tennessee-Tanner, Phillip 16-61; Gee, Desmond 18-60; Craddock, Joe 11-minus 14; Dasher, Dwight 5-minus 23. PASSING: Troy-Hampton, J. 17-28-1-136. Middle Tennessee-Craddock, Joe 20-32-1-200; Dasher, Dwight 0-2-0-0. RECEIVING: Troy-Jernigan, J. 6-43; Burton, K. 5-57; Marcum, Z. 2-15; Terry, M. 1-6; Turner, F. 1-6; Harris, D. 1-5; Bray, J. 1-4. Middle Tennessee-McDonald, S. 6-65; Cannon, Michael 5-38; Caldwell, Wes 4-34; Beyah, Malcolm 2-44; King, Eldred 2-9; Tanner, Phillip 1-10. T INTERCEPTIONS: Troy-Lee, B. 1-18. Middle Tennessee-Hickmon, Ivon 1-11. FUMBLES: Troy-Harris, D. 1-1; TEAM 1-1; Jernigan, J. 1-1. Middle Total elapsed time: 3:07; Weather: Fair, 87 degrees

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1st Quarter 09:04 MT McDonald 5 pass from Craddock (Gendreau kick) 8:14 MD Scott 63 run (Egekeze kick) 2nd Quarter 6:24 MT Gendreau 31 FG

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (DNJ) - MTSU’s finest moment finally arrived at Floyd Stadium. The Blue Raiders upset Maryland 24-14 as 22,605 blue-clad fans witnessed arguably MTSU’s biggest win in school history — certainly the best at home. “At Middle Tennessee, we’ve been close before and we’ve been right there on the edge,” MTSU coach Rick Stockstill said. “The fans have wanted to rush the field and to celebrate like that, so I’m happy we gave them a reason tonight.” MTSU’s frustrations over past losses in pivotal home games was snapped with a signature victory and an accompanying herd of fans who rushed the field at Floyd Stadium. It marked the first home win over a major conference opponent in MTSU’s FBS era (formerly Division I-A). “Our fans have wanted a big one at home for years,” MTSU quarterback Joe Craddock said. “This is a great night for the Middle Tennessee football program.” MTSU (1-1) never trailed in the game and held onto its lead through a scoreless fourth quarter. Maryland threatened to cut the Blue Raiders’ lead with a late drive, but MTSU cornerback Alex Suber snagged an interception in the end zone with 2:19 remaining to seal the victory. MTSU picked off three Maryland passes, two of which prevented Terps’ touchdowns and another that set up a Blue Raiders’ score. Linebacker Danny Carmichael’s interception, the first of his career, led to Phillip Tanner’s 1-yard TD run three plays later to put MTSU ahead 17-7 in the third quarter. Cornerback Ted Riley’s interception, also his first career pick, was made at the 1-yard line to keep the Terps from paydirt. Offensively, MTSU controlled the game’s tempo. The Blue Raiders maintained possession for nearly two-thirds of the game and ran 82 plays to Maryland’s 54 snaps. MTSU’s first two scoring drives took a combined 27 plays while Maryland’s defense was bludgeoned. Craddock was 28-of-40 passing for 256 yards, connecting with 10 different receivers on the night. He hit freshman wideouts Sancho McDonald and Malcolm Beyah on two touchdown passes — the latter coming as Beyah made a cut in the open field, lost his shoe and still sprinted past the Maryland secondary with a socked foot. Maryland scored on two big plays, a 63-yard run by Da’Rel Scott and an 80-yard pass from Chris Turner to Darrius Heyward-Bey. But the Terps labored the remainder of the night against a relentless MTSU defense that made five tackles for loss and three sacks.

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Tanner 1 run (Gendreau kick) Heyward-Bey 80 pass from Turner (Egekeze kick) Beyah 53 pass from Craddock (Gendreau kick)

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Maryland 15 25-146 211 29-14-3 54-357 0-0 2-5 4-86 0-0 4-42.8 2-0 5-42 20:11 5 of 11 0 of 1 0-2 0-0

MT 21 41-118 284 41-29-0 82-402 0-0 1-11 2-44 3-25 4-42.0 1-1 8-62 39:49 8 of 20 3 of 4 3-3 3-20

RUSHING: Maryland-Scott 11-123; Portis 6-31; Meggett 2-2; Turner 6-minus 10. Middle Tennessee-Tanner, Phillip 22-61; Craddock, Joe 9-28; Beyah, Malcolm 1-16; Gee, Desmond 8-13; Kyles, D.D. 1-0. PASSING: Maryland-Turner 13-28-3-207; Portis 1-1-0-4. Middle Tennessee-Craddock, Joe 28-40-0-256; DeFatta, David 1-1-0-28. RECEIVING: Maryland-Heyward-Bey 3-90; Gronkowski 2-23; Oquendo 2-20; Scott 2-18; L. Watson 1-29; Tyler 1-20; Cannon 1-12; Jackson 1-2; I. Williams 1-minus 3. Middle Tennessee-Caldwell, Wes 6-32; Beyah, Malcolm 4-94; King, Eldred 4-30; McDonald, S. 4-15; McClover, Chris 3-21; Gee, Desmond 3-2; Honeycutt, P. 2-20; Cannon, Michael 1-30; Ingle, Alvin 1-28; Tanner, Phillip 1-12. INTERCEPTIONS: Maryland-None. Middle Tennessee-Carmichael, D. 1-25; Riley, Ted 1-0; Suber, Alex 1-0. FUMBLES: Maryland-Meggett 1-0; Turner 1-0. Middle Tennessee-Gee, Desmond 1-1. ennessee-Carmichael, D. 1-25; Riley, Ted Total elapsed time: 2:44; Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 73 degrees


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GAME 3 l SEPT. 13, 2008 l ATTENDANCE: 68,612 COMMONWEALTH STADIUM l LEXINGTON, KY

GAME 4 l SEPT. 20, 2008 l ATTENDANCE: 24,256 ASU STADIUM l JONESBORO, AR

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ARKANSAS STATE

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LEXINGTON (DNJ) - MTSU failed to trump its greatest win by one yard. Wide receiver Eldred King caught a tipped pass on a 61-yard Hail Mary toss from Joe Craddock on the last play, but he was tackled at the 1-yard line by Kentucky. It was the final play of MTSU’s 20-14 loss to Kentucky, and it came only one week after the Blue Raiders’ upset over Maryland for arguably their greatest victory. Head Coach Rick Stockstill’s frustrations came from a holding call that negated most of MTSU’s return on a blocked field goal on the play just before the Hail Mary pass. Kentucky tried a 33-yard field goal, but MTSU’s Alex Suber blocked it and Ted Riley returned it inside the Wildcats’ 30-yard line. But Suber was called for a holding penalty nearly 20 yards behind Riley’s run, pushing MTSU back to the Kentucky 38-yard line to run its final play. The Hail Mary was thrown near the 20-yard line, where MTSU wideout Malcolm Beyah tipped it and King caught it around the 10-yard line behind several Kentucky defensive backs. He escaped one Kentucky tackler, but was dragged down by another near the goal line in what appeared eerily similar to the 2002 Bluegrass Miracle when LSU completed a game-winning Hail Mary to beat the Wildcats in Commonwealth Stadium. The Hail Mary was caught in front of the MTSU fan section in the corner of the north end zone. MTSU took a 14-10 lead midway through the third quarter on Craddock’s 22-yard touchdown pass to Beyah. It came after MTSU’s Brandon Perry recovered a Kentucky fumble when quarterback Mike Hartline lost his grip on the ball while trying to cock the ball to pass. The Blue Raiders took the ball at the 34-yard line and converted the turnover into a score. Kentucky answered with a scoring drive that ended on Hartline’s 6-yard touchdown pass to Derrick Locke to put the Wildcats ahead 17-14 with 12:20 remaining in the game. Kentucky kicker Lones Seiber made a 25-yard field with 6:37 remaining to stretch the lead to 20-14. Both were rare scoring conversions for Kentucky, which missed three field goals and failed to move the ball on MTSU’s defense early. MTSU scored in the first quarter on a 62-yard catch-and-run by Gee on a Craddock toss. Gee came out of the backfield, caught a pass across the middle, scampered down the sideline and into the end zone. The Blue Raiders drove 81 yards on an impressive second-quarter march that included Beyah’s 52-yard acrobatic reception over a Kentucky defender. But Alan Gendreau’s 25-yard field-goal attempt clanked against the upright. MTSU moved the ball with more proficiency and success than Kentucky in the first half, outgaining the Wildcats by 60 yards. But the Blue Raiders’ hand-delivered Kentucky’s best scoring chance in the first quarter when wide receiver Sancho McDonald fumbled an end-around handoff, and the Wildcats recovered it at the MTSU 11-yard line. Kentucky’s Maurice Grinter caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Mike Hartline three plays later. Score by Quarters Middle Tennessee Kentucky 1st Quarter 9:21 MT 3:48 UK 2nd Quarter 4:11 UK 3rd Quarter 7:26 MT 4th Quarter 12:20 UK 6:37 UK

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Gee 62 pass from Craddock (Gendreau kick) Grinter 1 pass from Hartline (Seiber kick) Seiber 40 FG Beyah 22 pass from Craddock (Gendreau kick) Locke 6 pass from Hartline (Seiber kick) Sieber 25 FG

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MT 13 23-31 352 37-21-1 60-383 0-0 0-0 3-39 0-0 8-43.1 1-1 6-51 24:54 5 of 15 0 of 1 0-1 0-0

UK 21 35-102 254 48-28-0 83-356 0-0 6-70 3-88 1-20 6-44.5 1-1 6-31 35:06 7 of 19 1 of 1 3-5 0-0

RUSHING: Middle Tennessee-Tanner, Phillip 11-26; Craddock, Joe 7-9; Gee, Desmond 4-7; McDonald, S. 1-minus 11. Kentucky-Alfonso Smith 9-36; Derrick Locke 10-35; Tony Dixon 11-28; Mike Hartline 4-5; Moncell Allen 1-minus 2. PASSING: MT-Craddock, Joe 21-37-1-352. Kentucky-Mike Hartline 28-47-0-254; TEAM 0-1-0-0.

JONESBORO (DNJ) - Arkansas State delivered payback to MTSU for five years of frustration. ASU trounced the Blue Raiders 31-14 on homecoming, ending MTSU’s five-game winning streak in the Sun Belt Conference series. “We beat them five years in a row, so maybe they made us their homecoming game for a reason,” MTSU quarterback Joe Craddock said. “They came out with a lot of energy and ready to play, and they played a lot better than we did.” Overall, MTSU had won eight of nine previous meetings in the series, usually in routs. The score was again lopsided but tilted the opposite direction. “It feels good to finally beat somebody who has beat you (five) years in a row and beat you hands down,” ASU linebacker Ben Owens said. “It was a point of emphasis in order for us to contend for the Sun Belt Conference championship, we had to beat Middle Tennessee.” MTSU’s night was sloppy and unpolished. The Blue Raiders threw two first-half interceptions and missed a 44-yard field goal on the game’s opening possession, handing ASU all the momentum it needed. “We had chances to score in the first half, but we just didn’t play well enough to win the game,” MTSU coach Rick Stockstill said. “Obviously, things are (different) if we finish those early drives. We just didn’t take advantage of the opportunities we had.” The Blue Raiders lost their fourth straight league game dating back to last year and fell to 1-3 overall this season and 0-2 in conference play, likely putting Sun Belt title contention far out of reach. ASU won its conference opener, improving to 3-1 for its best four-game start since 1986. ASU scored 24 unanswered points to start the game, and MTSU didn’t get on the board until late in the third quarter. By then, the result and tone of the game had been established. MTSU’s late scores ended impressive drives of 76 and 80 yards, but they came much too late to change the outcome. Running back Phillip Tanner scored on a 2-yard run with 2:19 remaining in the third quarter, and quarterback Dwight Dasher connected with Patrick Honeycutt for a 3-yard touchdown toss in the fourth quarter. Honeycutt had 11 receptions for 94 yards, both career highs. Score by Quarters Middle Tennessee Arkansas State 1st Quarter 3:26 ASU 2nd Quarter 8:30 ASU :36 ASU 3rd Quarter 8:35 ASU 2:19 MT 4th Quarter 12:34 ASU 9:17 MT

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Arnold 17 pass from Leonard (Arauco kick) Arauco 35 FG Johnson 14 pass from Leonard (Arauco kick) Johnson 2 pass from Leonard (Arauco kick) Tanner 2 run (Gendreau kick) Lawson 14 run (Arauco kick) Honeycutt 3 pass from Dasher (Gendreau kick)

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MT 15 25-44 271 37-26-2 62-315 0-0 2-9 5-104 0-0 4-45.2 0-0 6-43 27:16 5 of 13 1 of 2 2-3 0-0

ASU 22 34-148 292 31-17-0 65-440 0-0 3-49 2-39 2-33 5-33.4 0-0 8-48 32:44 8 of 15 0 of 0 5-6 2-21

RUSHING: Middle Tennessee-Dasher, Dwight 5-15; Gee, Desmond 4-13; Craddock, Joe 7-11; Tanner, Phillip 9-5. ASU-Leonard, Corey 10-74; Lawson, Derek 10-57; Arnold, Reggie 12-21; Team 2-minus 4. PASSING: Middle Tennessee-Craddock, Joe 25-35-1-268; Dasher, Dwight 1-2-1-3. ASU-Leonard, Corey 17-31-0-292. RECEIVING: Middle Tennessee-Honeycutt, P. 11-94; McClover, Chris 4-20; Caldwell, Wes 3-43; King, Eldred 3-37; Gee, Desmond 3-9; Beyah, Malcolm 2-68. ASU-Norman, Jarriel 4-107; Jones, Kevin 4-90; Johnson, David 4-49; Thompkins, B. 4-29; Arnold, Reggie 1-17. INTERCEPTIONS: Middle Tennessee-None. ASU-Walker, Daylan 1-33; Williams, D. 1-0. FUMBLES: Middle Tennessee-None. ASU-None. Total elapsed time: 2:55; Weather: Partly Cloudy, 72 degrees

RECEIVING: Middle Tennessee-King, Eldred 6-82; Beyah, Malcolm 5-117; Gee, Desmond 3-106; Tanner, Phillip 1-16; McClover, Chris 1-9; McDonald, S. 1-7; Honeycutt, P. 1-6; Delle Donne, G. 1-4; Caldwell, Wes 1-3; Kyles, D.D. 1-2. Kentucky-Dicky Lyons 12-79; T.C. Drake 4-82; Kyrus Lanxter 3-31; Maurice Grinter 2-21; Derrick Locke 2-12; Tony Dixon 2-minus 3; Matt Roark 1-16; Eric Adeyemi 1-9; John Conner 1-7. INTERCEPTIONS: Middle Tennessee-None. Kentucky-Marc. McClinton 1-20. FUMBLES: Middle Tennessee-McDonald, S. 1-1. Kentucky-Mike Hartline 1-1. Total elapsed time: 3:20; Weather: Fair, 88 degrees

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GAME 6 l OCT. 11, 2008 l ATTENDANCE: 15,108 FIU STADIUM l MIAMI, FL

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MURFREESBORO - MTSU’s hope finally found a happy ending. Freshman wide receiver Malcolm Beyah caught a 32-yard touchdown pass as time expired to beat Florida Atlantic 14-13 for MTSU’s “Blackout” night. On a Hail Mary pass play called “Hope,” quarterback Joe Craddock lofted the pass to Beyah on a fourth-and-9 play. Freshman kicker Alan Gendreau added the extra-point to finish the rally from a 10-0 fourth-quarter deficit. The “Hope” play was the same call that wideout Eldred King caught when he was tackled one yard short of the goal-line on a possible game-winning pass in a 20-14 loss to Kentucky two weeks ago. “I always believe in our guys,” Craddock said. “Malcolm Beyah is the man. I love that kid. He just went up and caught it. It was a heck of a play. “... (The game-winning call) was called ‘Hope Hail Mary.’ (Offensive coordinator G.A. Mangus) named it after his daughter, but it’s Hope. (Mangus has two daughters, Hope and Grace).” MTSU improved to 2-3 overall and 1-2 in the Sun Belt. It snapped MTSU’s four-game conference losing streak, the longest since 1980. FAU, the defending Sun Belt champion, fell to 1-4 overall and 0-1 in conference play. Craddock was 24-of-35 passing for 268 yards and two touchdowns, the other going to Patrick Honeycutt for 25 yards earlier in the fourth quarter. Honeycutt had nine receptions for 113 yards, and Beyah caught five passes for 90 yards. “We never give up. We kept fighting. We got the win,” Honeycutt said. “We knew we were never out of it. We knew if we held them to a field goal all we had to do was score a touchdown. We have to put it on our defense. They did a hell of a job.” MTSU rallied in front of a crowd of 25,766, the third largest attendance in Floyd Stadium history. Players and fans were clad in all-black for the first nationally-televised game ever at Floyd Stadium, and the ending matched the atmosphere. Florida Atlantic controlled the game, which was sloppy most of the night until the waning minutes. FAU running back DiIvory Edgecomb scored on a 53-yard touchdown on the game’s sixth offensive play to put FAU ahead 7-0. He finished with 101 rushing yards on 15 carries. FAU kicker Warley Leroy had a pair of 25-yard field goals. MTSU forced four FAU turnovers, but did very little offensively until the two fourth-quarter touchdowns. The Blue Raiders’ first offensive life showed up in a desperate 71-yard touchdown drive late in the fourth quarter when Craddock hit Honeycutt for the first score on a fourth-and-3 with 5:22 remaining. But the MTSU offense was bogged down the remainder of the night. FAU didn’t do much better, but converted a few scoring opportunities. MTSU only had 323 total yards, but 136 came on its last two scoring drives. FAU had 363 total yards. FAU quarterback Rusty Smith, the 2007 Sun Belt Player of the Year, was 16-of-27 for 210 yards, no TDs and two interceptions. Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 F Florida Atlantic 7 3 0 3 13 Middle Tennessee 0 0 0 14 14 1st Quarter 11:33 FAU 2nd Quarter 3:19 FAU 4th Quarter 5:22 MT 1:15 FAU 0:00 MT

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FAU 18 41-153 210 27-16-2 68-363 0-0 3-19 1-15 0-0 5-33.6 2-2 8-62 34:57 8 of 16 0 of 0 2-3 1-9

MT 13 29-55 268 36-24-0 65-323 0-0 2-7 4-67 2-7 8-35.6 1-1 6-59 25:03 5 of 18 2 of 4 0-2 3-19

MIAMI - MTSU’s conference championship hopes ran out in Florida. The Blue Raiders were beaten 31-21 by Florida International, already ending any chance of a Sun Belt title run at midseason. “I think we’re out of the conference race for sure now,” Stockstill said. “I think we’re out of it. I would think we don’t have a chance to win that now. But now you’ve got to work for six wins to try to get bowl eligible.” MTSU slumped to 2-4 overall and 1-3 in league play, matching its worst start since joining the Sun Belt in 2001. No team has ever won the Sun Belt title with three conference losses. FIU reached a couple of landmarks in its young program’s seven-year history. The Golden Panthers won their third straight game, matching their longest winning streak ever. FIU also improved to 3-3 overall on the season, matching its best six-game start in program history, and 2-0 in league play. MTSU continued its poor play early in Sun Belt games. It went ahead 3-0 lead on Alan Gendreau’s 36-yard field goal on its opening possession, but the Blue Raiders squandered a prime opportunity to stretch their lead late in the second quarter. MTSU cornerback Alex Suber picked off an FIU pass and returned it 60 yards to the FIU 35-yard line. The Blue Raiders moved to the 12-yard line, but then quarterback Joe Craddock tossed an interception that was returned by Anthony Gaitor to the FIU 12-yard line. The Golden Panthers scored on quarterback Paul McCall’s 9-yard touchdown run three plays later. FIU added a field goal just before halftime to lead 10-3. On the second play of the second half, Craddock tossed another interception to Gaitor, who returned it for a TD and a 17-3 FIU lead. Craddock was replaced by Dwight Dasher for the remainder of the night. “Turnovers killed us,” Stockstill said. “... I thought our defense fought their guts out, but we didn’t help them offensively and we left them out on the field too long.” Craddock was 7-of-12 for 25 yards and two interceptions, his first game this season without reaching 200 passing yards. Dasher temporarily sparked the Blue Raiders, leading them on three second-half scoring drives. Dasher passed for 47 yards and one interception and rushed for 78 yards and a two-point conversion. MTSU running back Phillip Tanner rushed for 79 yards and two TDs, both season highs, and his last score cut FIU’s lead to 31-21 with 4:41 remaining. But the Golden Panthers never relinquished their momentum and recovered a late onside kick to seal the win. FIU scored second-half TDs on A’Mod Ned’s 1-yard run to cap a 76-yard drive and on McCall’s 63-yard TD pass to T.Y. Hilton. McCall was 13-of-29 passing for 223 yards, one TD and one interception. Score by Quarters Middle Tennessee FIU 1st Quarter 11:13 MT 2nd Quarter 4:12 FIU :10 FIU 3rd Quarter 14:10 FIU 8:19 MT 3:29 FIU :49 MT 4th Quarter 10:02 FIU 4:41 MT

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Gendreau 36 FG McCall 8 run (Rivest kick) Rivest 20 FG Gaitor 27 INT return (Rivest kick) Gendreau 37 FG Ned 1 run (Rivest kick) Tanner 3 run (Gendreau kick) Hilton 63 pass from McCall (Rivest kick) Tanner 3 run (Dasher run)

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MT 15 41-171 72 27-14-3 68-243 0-0 0-0 6-130 1-60 5-41.0 0-0 4-31 28:01 5 of 14 0 of 2 4-5 0-0

FIU 17 42-112 223 29-13-1 71-335 0-0 3-55 5-107 3-98 5-33.2 4-2 9-68 31:59 8 of 18 0 of 1 3-4 1-11

RUSHING: Florida Atlantic-Edgecomb, D. 15-101; Pierre, Charles 11-41; Rose, Willie 8-25; Blanchard, Jeff 24; TEAM 1-minus 2; Smith, Rusty 4-minus 16. Middle Tennessee-Tanner, Phillip 11-38; Craddock, Joe 10-13; RUSHING: Middle Tennessee-Tanner, Phillip 18-79; Dasher, Dwight 13-78; Gee, Desmond 5-19; Beyah, Malcolm 1-8; TEAM 1-minus 1; Craddock, Joe 3-minus 12. FIU-McCall, Paul 9-53; Reams, Julian 17-47; Ned, Longoria, Jacob 2-9; Dasher, Dwight 1-1; TEAM 1-0; Gee, Desmond 3-0; Beyah, Malcolm 1-minus 6. A’mod 12-33; Hilton, T.Y. 1-4; TEAM 2-minus 5; Munera, Carlos 1-minus 20. PASSING: Florida Atlantic-Smith, Rusty 16-27-2-210. Middle Tennessee-Craddock, Joe 24-35-0-268; PASSING: Middle Tennessee-Dasher, Dwight 7-15-1-47; Craddock, Joe 7-12-2-25. FIU-McCall, Paul 13-29Dasher, Dwight 0-1-0-0. 1-223. RECEIVING: Florida Atlantic-Housler, Rob 3-44; Jean, Lester 3-42; Grant, Jamari 3-35; Gent, Cortez 3-32; Bonner, Chris 3-30; Johnson, C. 1-27. Middle Tennessee-Honeycutt, P. 9-113; Beyah, Malcolm 5-90; King, El- RECEIVING: Middle Tennessee-Honeycutt, P. 5-20; Beyah, Malcolm 4-16; Gee, Desmond 2-5; Caldwell, Wes dred 4-33; Caldwell, Wes 1-11; Dasher, Dwight 1-10; McDonald, S. 1-8; Delle Donne, G. 1-2; Gee, Desmond 1-28; King, Eldred 1-6; McDonald, S. 1-minus 3. FIU-Mertile, Junior 4-41; Hilton, T.Y. 3-82; Ellingson, Greg 3-38; Dickens, Jeremy 2-38; Ned, A’mod 1-24. 1-2; Tanner, Phillip 1-minus 1. INTERCEPTIONS: Florida Atlantic-None. Middle Tennessee-Brown, Kevin 1-4; Kellem, Jeremy 1-3. FUMBLES: Florida Atlantic-Edgecomb, D. 1-1; Jean, Lester 1-1. Middle Tennessee-Craddock, Joe 1-1. Total elapsed time: 3:08; Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 72 degrees

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GAME 7 l OCT. 18, 2008 l ATTENDANCE: 38,319 PAPA JOHN’S STADIUM l LOUISVILLE, KY

GAME 8 l OCT. 25, 2008 l ATTENDANCE: 40,024 DAVIS WADE STADIUM l STARKVILLE, MS

MIDDLE TENNESSEE

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MIDDLE TENNESSEE

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LOUISVILLE (DNJ) - MTSU coach Rick Stockstill realized his greatest fears on both sides of the football at Louisville. His Blue Raider offense disappeared, and his defense was battered at a pivotal point in the game. The result was a 42-23 loss to Louisville. MTSU (2-5) led 14-0 midway through the first quarter, but was outscored 42-3 over the next three quarters until the final minute. The Blue Raiders added a touchdown pass from Joe Craddock to Malcolm Beyah with 36 seconds remaining in the game, but it was MTSU’s only offensive life of a lopsided second half. MTSU had only two yards and no first downs in the second half until its final touchdown drive. It had five straight three-and-out possessions while its defense labored against Louisville’s running game, which gained a rolling momentum from the second quarter on. Louisville (4-2) rushed for 247 yards, led by freshman Victor Anderson’s 161 yards on 19 carries. MTSU’s defense played well early on, picking off two passes that led to a pair of touchdowns. But the offense stalled in the second half, leaving the defense to fend for itself against unfavorable field position. MTSU, plagued by slow starts lately, jumped out to a 14-0 lead, but the touchdowns were scored by the defense and an offensive trick play. After MTSU downed its punt at the 1-yard line, Kellem picked off Louisville quarterback Hunter Cantwell’s pass at the 14-yard line and jogged into the end zone untouched for the touchdown. Only six plays into Louisville’s second drive, MTSU linebacker Ivon Hickmon picked off Cantwell, who was pressured by Ted Riley’s cornerback blitz. MTSU scored a second touchdown on the next snap on a trick play. Craddock pitched a lateral to wideout Patrick Honeycutt, who stepped back and lofted a pass across the field to uncovered an Tanner for a 39-yard score and 14-0 lead with 6:36 remaining in the first quarter. But the lead didn’t hold for long. After throwing two interceptions on Cantwell’s first four tosses, Louisville shied away from the passing game and rumbled 57 yards on nine plays — eight of them runs — for a touchdown on Brock Bolen’s 3-yard plunge — the first of his three TD runs. MTSU pinned Louisville deep in its own territory, but Anderson broke open an 88-yard touchdown run to tie the score 14-14 in the second quarter. MTSU regained the lead just before halftime on Alan Gendreau’s 42-yard field goal, capping a 37-yard drive on which Craddock completed 5 of 7 passes. The Blue Raiders led 17-14 for only their second halftime lead this season. Score by Quarters Middle Tennessee Louisville 1st Quarter 9:27 MT 6:36 MT 2:02 UL 2nd Quarter 11:21 UL 2:11 MT 3rd Quarter 5:25 UL 4th Quarter 12:56 UL 11:13 UL 2:30 UL :36 MT

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Kellem 14 INT (Gendreau kick) Tanner 39 pass from Honeycutt (Gendreau kick) Bolen 3 run (Payne kick) Anderson 88 run (Payne kick) Gendreau 42 FG Bolen 1 run (Payne kick) Bolen 1 run (Payne kick) Patrick fumble recovery (Payne kick) Burns 1 pass from Cantwell (Payne kick) Beyah 16 pass from Craddock (pass failed)

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MT 20 30-105 201 38-20-0 68-306 0-0 1--1 5-93 2-29 8-32.0 1-0 10-87 28:03 6 of 16 1 of 1 2-2 0-0

UL 19 45-247 144 23-14-2 68-391 0-0 6-61 3-74 0-0 3-40.3 0-0 5-40 31:57 7 of 15 2 of 3 4-5 2-18

RUSHING: Middle Tennessee-Tanner, Phillip 13-46; Dasher, Dwight 9-31; Craddock, Joe 5-23; Carson, Jawan 2-13; Beyah, Malcolm 1-minus 8. Louisville-ANDERSON, Vic 19-161; BOLEN, Brock 20-67; TRONZO, Joe 1-6; CANTWELL, H. 3-6; BEAUMONT, Doug 1-4; DONNELL, Blayne 1-3. PASSING: Middle Tennessee-Craddock, Joe 16-28-0-152; Dasher, Dwight 3-9-0-10; Honeycutt, P. 1-1-0-39. Louisville-CANTWELL, H. 14-23-2-144.

STARKVILLE - MTSU football’s time on the big stage has been hit-or-miss this season. Count the game at Mississippi State as a near-miss. The Blue Raiders lost 31-22 to the Bulldogs, marking their third close game against a school from a BCS power conference this season. They upset Maryland, were stopped one yard short of a potential game-winning touchdown at Kentucky and led Louisville at halftime. MTSU freshman kicker Alan Gendreau made a career-high three field goals, which kept the Blue Raiders close to MSU and highlighted their failure to finish drives with touchdowns. MTSU led for more than five minutes in the third quarter, but Mississippi State answered with 17 unanswered points while the Blue Raider offense struggled. MTSU scored on Phillip Tanner’s 1-yard TD run with 2:45 remaining in the game, but its two-point conversion failed and Mississippi State clung to its 31-22 lead. Bulldogs junior running back Anthony Dixon scored three touchdowns, breaking the Mississippi State career record for rushing TDs with 29. MTSU wide receiver Eldred King had 11 receptions for 164 yards and one touchdown, all three career highs for the junior. He missed MTSU’s school record for single-game catches by one. MTSU quarterback Joe Craddock was 23-of-40 passing for 235 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. Neither team committed a turnover. MTSU briefly took the lead on its opening possession of the second half. The Blue Raiders marched 67 yards on a steady 14-play drive. They reached the 11-yard line, but tossed two incomplete passes and got a delay of game penalty. Gendreau made a 23-yard field goal to put MTSU ahead 16-14 with 9:55 remaining in the third quarter. Mississippi State responded with a 69-yard drive, capped by quarterback Tyson Lee’s 5-yard TD run to put the Bulldogs ahead for good. Dixon added a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Mississippi State looked in control early on, scoring touchdowns on back-to-back possessions to start the game. Dixon capped an eight-play, 80-yard drive with a 4-yard touchdown run. The Bulldogs scored again on Dixon’s 62-yard scamper on the third play of their second possession. But MTSU staved off an early runaway rout, putting together drives of 51 and 64 yards to set up a pair of Gendreau field goals. Gendreau made a 30-yarder on MTSU’s opening possession. The Blue Raiders then drove to the two-foot line to set up a fourth-and-goal play, but they opted to kick another field goal, an 18-yarder to cut the Bulldogs’ lead to 14-6. MTSU finally finished a drive in the end zone midway through the second quarter when King made a leaping 14-yard TD catch. Three plays earlier, Craddock hit King for a 55-yard pass to set up the score. Score by Quarters Middle Tennessee Mississippi State 1st Quarter 11:25 MSU 8:03 MT 6:13 MSU 2nd Quarter 14:16 MT 6:29 MT 3rd Quarter 9:55 MT 4:30 MSU :22 MSU 4th Quarter 9:45 MSU 2:45 MT

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3 3 10

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Dixon 4 run (Carlson kick) Gendreau 30 FG Dixon 62 run (Carlson kick) Gendreau 18 FG King 14 pass from Craddock (Gendreau kick) Gendreau 23 FG Lee 5 run (Carlson kick) Carlson 37 FG Dixon 1 run (Carlson kick) Tanner 1 run (pass failed)

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MT 18 29-80 268 43-25-0 72-348 0-0 2-19 6-109 0-0 5-36.2 0-0 4-46 29:36 7 of 18 2 of 2 5-5 0-0

MSU 17 39-169 197 25-17-0 64-366 0-0 3-33 4-88 0-0 6-40.3 0-0 4-39 30:24 6 of 14 1 of 1 4-4 0-0

RUSHING: Middle Tennessee-Tanner, Phillip 8-29; Craddock, Joe 9-23; Dasher, Dwight 5-18; Gee, Desmond 3-14; Beyah, Malcolm 1-0; King, Eldred 1-minus 2; TEAM 2-minus 2. Mississippi State-Anthony Dixon 27126; Tyson Lee 7-46; Christian Ducre 3-5; Arceto Clark 1-2; Jamayel Smith 1-minus 10.

PASSING: Middle Tennessee-Craddock, Joe 23-40-0-235; Dasher, Dwight 2-3-0-33. Mississippi State-Tyson RECEIVING: Middle Tennessee-King, Eldred 5-33; Tanner, Phillip 3-37; Caldwell, Wes 3-26; Honeycutt, P. 3-26; Beyah, Malcolm 2-18; Ingle, Alvin 1-16; Carson, Juwan 1-16; McDonald, S. 1-16; McClover, Chris 1-13. Lee 17-25-0-197. Louisville-BURNS, Johnnie 4-21; LONG, Scott 3-49; GUY, Trent 2-43; BOLEN, Brock 2-8; BEAUMONT, Doug RECEIVING: Middle Tennessee-King, Eldred 11-164; Honeycutt, P. 4-29; Gee, Desmond 4-21; McClover, 1-16; VAUGHN, Chris 1-4; ANDERSON, Vic 1-3. Chris 2-29; Beyah, Malcolm 2-15; Caldwell, Wes 1-6; Tanner, Phillip 1-4. Mississippi State-A Stallworth 4-60; Aubrey Bell 4-29; Brandon McRae 2-31; Jamayel Smith 1-24; Christian Ducre 1-15; Delmon Robinson INTERCEPTIONS: Middle Tennessee-Hickmon, Ivon 1-15; Kellem, Jeremy 1-14. Louisville-None. 1-14; Co-Eric Riley 1-11; Nick Bell 1-7; Nelson Hurst 1-4; B Henderson 1-2. FUMBLES: Middle Tennessee-Tanner, Phillip 1-0. Louisville-None. Total elapsed time: 3:13; Weather: Mostly Sunny, 63 degrees Total elapsed time: 3:21; Weather: Clear, 60 degrees

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GAME 10 l NOV. 15, 2008 l ATTENDANCE: 11,817 L.T. SMITH STADIUM l BOWLING GREEN, KY

GAME 9 l NOV. 8, 2008 l ATTENDANCE: 16,150 FLOYD STADIUM l MURFREESBORO, TN

LOUISIANA-MONROE

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MIDDLE TENNESSEE

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MIDDLE TENNESSEE

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MURFREESBORO (DNJ) - Homecoming was an appropriate theme for MTSU’s 24-21 win over Louisiana-Monroe at Floyd Stadium. Nearly six weeks and three losses removed from their last home game, the Blue Raiders welcomed a return to Floyd Stadium. In a year of ups and downs, MTSU defended its turf, winning its third straight at home. “I just thought we were in control of the game the whole time,” MTSU coach Rick Stockstill said. “Even when it was a three-point game, I thought we were playing better than they were.” MTSU never trailed in the game and led 17-0 early in the second quarter. ULM cut MTSU’s lead to 17-14 heading into the fourth quarter, but the Blue Raiders answered with a nine-play, 80-yard touchdown drive right when it needed to reclaim momentum. Quarterback Joe Craddock completed five straight passes on the key drive, including a 14-yarder to tight end Byron McLeod (his first career catch) to the 7-yard line. Phillip Tanner ran in for the score on the next play to put MTSU ahead 24-14 with 11:55 remaining. “We knew with their great quarterback (Kinsmon Lancaster) that we had to keep him off the field,” said Craddock, who was 13-of-20 passes for 216 yards and one TD. “But we also had to score, too, because we knew they could score again at any moment. So that drive and that touchdown were huge.” ULM followed with a 72-yard TD march to trim MTSU’s lead to 24-21, but MTSU again answered with a lengthy drive to wind down the clock. ULM got the ball back with 42 seconds remaining, but was buried by MTSU’s defense on four straight plays to end the game. MTSU posted 13 tackles for loss and five sacks after not registering a sack in the previous three games. “Our guys up front were just relentless,” Stockstill said. “... To me, it was a dominating performance.” Lancaster, ULM’s senior quarterback, was suspended for the first quarter due to violation of team rules. While he sat on the bench, MTSU jumped out to a 17-0 lead, scoring on three of its first four possessions of the game. Craddock hit Eldred King for a 15-yard TD pass, and fellow quarterback Dwight Dasher tossed a 13-yard score to Patrick Honeycutt. Alan Gendreau then made a career-long 42-yard field goal early in the second quarter, the freshman’s seventh straight made field goal. After Lancaster entered the game with ULM trailing 17-0, he ignited the Warhawks offense with a second-quarter TD drive to cut MTSU’s halftime lead to 17-7. “I think it totally changed the game,” MTSU linebacker Danny Carmichael said. “I think we would’ve won by a lot bigger margin if Lancaster had not played.” Lancaster passed for 202 yards and two TDs and rushed for 126 yards, but his 74-yard scamper in the third quarter was stopped by a shoestring tackle at the 16-yard line and kicker Radi Jabour missed a field goal — one of his three misses on the day. Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 F Louisiana-Monroe 0 7 7 7 21 Middle Tennessee 14 3 0 7 24 1st Quarter 13:07 MT 2:11 MT 2nd Quarter 13:23 MT 4:59 ULM 3rd Quarter 4:33 ULM 4th Quarter 11:55 MT 5:57 ULM

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King 15 pass from Craddock (Gendreau kick) Honeycutt 13 pass from Dasher (Gendreau kick)

McCall 18 pass from Lancaster (Jabour kick) Tanner 7 run (Gendreau kick) Zacharie 17 pass from Lancaster (kick) ULM 24 43-236 212 31-19-1 74-448 0-0 2-6 5-94 0-0 4-30.0 1-0 5-40 37:13 6 of 15 0 of 1 3-5 2-20

Score by Quarters Middle Tennessee WKU 1st Quarter 10:02 MT 2nd Quarter 5:02 WKU 1:23 MT 4th Quarter 13:59 MT 11:45 WKU

Gendreau 44 FG Goodin 15 run (Jabour kick)

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

BOWLING GREEN (DNJ) - MTSU’s players said they were tougher than the weather and Western Kentucky. As a result, the Blue Raiders beat WKU 21-10 in cold, windy and wet conditions. The victory atoned for MTSU’s 20-17 loss to the WKU last season in their first football meeting since 1991. “We couldn’t let them out-physical us this year,” MTSU defensive end Wes Hofacker said. “When we played them last year, that wasn’t us. We let them run over us, but obviously this one was a different story because we were tougher. “And the weather didn’t bother us. We love playing in this. We hoped it would snow.” MTSU (4-6) physically dictated the tone of the game. Junior running back Phillip Tanner rushed for a season-high 92 yards on a career-high 27 carries and one touchdown. The Blue Raider defense allowed only 281 total yards (the lowest mark for an MTSU opponent this season), tied a season-high with five sacks and forced two turnovers. “After what happened last year, we were fired up all week,” said linebacker Danny Carmichael, who finished with nine tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss. “We weren’t going to let that happen again. It was silent the whole bus ride here, and we were focused. We left no doubt who the toughest team was today.” For the second straight game, MTSU never trailed. Its defense didn’t give up a touchdown until the fourth quarter, and the offense was controlled and balanced. The Blue Raiders went on three impressive touchdown drives by mixing run and pass. The first scoring drive featured three runs and three passes. The second had five runs and six passes. The third had four runs and five passes. “We’ve got to have that balance,” Tanner said. “But when (quarterback Joe Craddock) and those receivers are having a big game passing it, I have no choice but to have a big game, too. I think we kept the defense guessing about what we were going to do.” Craddock was 19-of-29 passing for 212 yards and two touchdown tosses to freshman wideouts Malcolm Beyah and Sancho McDonald. The latter came on a spectacular 33-yard grab to cap an 87-yard drive in the fourth quarter. McDonald snagged the ball over his shoulder, had it briefly swatted away by the defender and then regained possession falling to the ground. “It got batted around, but I kept my eyes on the ball and kept possession of it until I knew it was a touchdown,” McDonald said. “But I knew I had it the whole time. I had to make up for a drop I had earlier. So if they needed me to make another big play like that, I would’ve done it again.” Craddock connected with Beyah twice for a combined 42 yards during a 54-yard scoring drive in the first quarter. Beyah snagged a 9-yard TD pass, and MTSU led 7-0 less than five minutes into the game. MTSU then seized control of the game with a 74-yard drive, capped by Tanner’s 29-yard TD run on fourthand-1 with 1:23 remaining before halftime. It was the longest run by a Blue Raider this season. WKU (2-9) scored its lone touchdown on a 27-yard pass from former Smyrna High standout David Wolke to Jake Gaebler early in the fourth quarter. Wolke finished 18-of-30 passing for 213 yards, one touchdown and one interception in his last home game.

MT 21 35-90 278 26-16-0 61-368 0-0 1-3 4-60 1-0 5-44.6 1-1 5-45 22:47 4 of 11 0 of 1 3-3 5-23

1 7 0

2 7 3

3 0 0

4 7 7

F 21 10

Beyah 9 pass from Craddock (Gendreau kick) Siewart 22 FG Tanner 29 run (Gendreau kick) McDonald 33 pass from Craddock (Gendreau kick) Gaebler 27 pass from Wolke (Siewart kick)

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

MT 18 41-101 212 30-19-1 71-313 0-0 0-0 3-43 1-0 6-46.7 1-1 3-35 32:20 9 of 17 1 of 2 1-2 5-47

WKU 17 33-68 213 30-18-1 63-281 1-7 3-27 2-51 1-23 5-34.6 1-1 4-34 27:40 3 of 12 1 of 3 1-1 2-15

RUSHING: ULM-Lancaster, K 14-126; Goodin, Frank 21-88; Revell, Trey 2-18; McCoy, J.J. 1-5; Lovett, Rodney RUSHING: Middle Tennessee-Tanner, Phillip 27-92; Gee, Desmond 7-16; Craddock, Joe 5-minus 2; TEAM 4-0; McNeal, Darrell 1-minus 1. Middle Tennessee-Tanner, Phillip 16-40; Gee, Desmond 5-19; McDonald, S. 1-minus 2; King, Eldred 1-minus 3. WKU-Booker, Marell 11-53; Hayden, Tyrell 6-26; McCloud, Andrew 1-2; Wolke, David 14-minus 5; Willis, Stephen 1-minus 8. 1-19; Dasher, Dwight 3-11; Craddock, Joe 9-2; TEAM 1-minus 1. PASSING: ULM-Lancaster, K 16-25-1-202; Revell, Trey 3-6-0-10. Middle Tennessee-Craddock, Joe 13-20-0216; Dasher, Dwight 3-6-0-62.

PASSING: Middle Tennessee-Craddock, Joe 19-29-0-212; Honeycutt, P. 0-1-1-0. WKU-Wolke, David 18-301-213.

RECEIVING: ULM-McNeal, Darrell 10-84; Zacharie, Zeek 5-77; McCall, Anthony 2-30; Goodin, Frank 2-21. Middle Tennessee-Honeycutt, P. 4-67; Gee, Desmond 3-63; McDonald, S. 2-46; Tanner, Phillip 2-43; King, Eldred 2-23; Beyah, Malcolm 2-22; McLeod, Byron 1-14.

RECEIVING: Middle Tennessee-McDonald, S. 4-56; Honeycutt, P. 4-43; Beyah, Malcolm 3-55; King, Eldred 3-37; Caldwell, Wes 2-9; Gee, Desmond 1-13; McClover, Chris 1-3; Craddock, Joe 1-minus 4. WKU-Gaebler, Jake 11-125; Graves, Wenquel 2-61; Quinn, Jessie 2-17; Booker, Marell 2-5; Cooper, Qntrnce 1-5.

INTERCEPTIONS: ULM-None. Middle Tennessee-Perry, Brandon 1-0. FUMBLES: ULM-Lovett, Rodney 1-0. Middle Tennessee-Honeycutt, P. 1-1. Total elapsed time: 2:54; Weather: Fair, 58 degrees

INTERCEPTIONS: Middle Tennessee-Issac, Rod 1-0. WKU-Santoro, Mark 1-23. FUMBLES: Middle Tennessee-Tanner, Phillip 1-1. WKU-Wolke, David 1-1. Total elapsed time: 2:55; Weather: Cloudy, rain showers, 47 degrees

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GAME 11 l NOV. 22, 2008 l ATTENDANCE: 14,307 FLOYD STADIUM l MURFREESBORO, TN

GAME 12 l DEC. 3, 2008 l ATTENDANCE: 15,321 CAJUN FIELD l LAFAYETTE, LA

NORTH TEXAS

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MIDDLE TENNESSEE

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MIDDLE TENNESSEE

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MURFREESBORO - MTSU’s Phillip Tanner ran around, over and through North Texas. The junior running back scored six touchdowns, breaking the Sun Belt Conference record and tying the school record (set by Dwone Hicks in 2000 before MTSU was in the Sun Belt), as MTSU whipped North Texas 52-13. “I’ve been getting impatient, and (running backs coach Willie Simmons) told me not to complain, just to score every time I got the ball,” Tanner said. “So my goal was to score every time I touched it, and I guess I almost did.” Tanner had only 14 rushing attempts, three kick returns and one reception, but he rushed for a career-high 159 yards and gained 301 all-purpose yards, the third most in MTSU history. Tanner had already reeled off one of the best performances in school history by halftime. He rushed for 157 yards and five TDs in the first half and then returned the opening kickoff of the second half 92 yards for his sixth score — tying Hicks for the most single-game TDs (6) and points (36) in MTSU history. Tanner ran relentlessly, breaking three or four tackles on most of his TD runs. He scored on rushes of 1, 12, 19, 36 and 66 yards before his 92-yard kick return. Tanner is a Dallas native who played high school football about 45 minutes from the NT campus. As a side note to Tanner’s day, MTSU (5-6) won its third straight game behind an overall dominating performance and scored its most single-game points since 2001. Offensively, the Blue Raiders racked up a season-high 489 yards (380 in first half) in the game and scored 45 points in the first half. Defensively, they recovered two fumbles in the first seven minutes that led to a pair of scoring drives. MTSU quarterback Joe Craddock hit Eldred King for a 45-yard TD pass on the game’s third offensive play. Freshman kicker Alan Gendreau made a 28-yard field goal on MTSU’s second drive for his eighth consecutive made field goal — a streak that ties the school record. Tanner broke three tackles and spun through a fourth en route to a 12-yard TD run to put MTSU ahead 17-0 with 6:20 remaining in the first quarter. North Texas (1-10) scored back-to-back TDs and had one extra-point kick blocked, and then Tanner scored five consecutive TDs to put MTSU ahead 52-13 following the second-half kickoff. Craddock finished 19-of-31 passing for 251 yards, one TD and one interception. Patrick Honeycutt had seven receptions for 91 yards. Safety Kevin Brown led MTSU with eight tackles, and defensive end Jamari Lattimore had two sacks. The Blue Raiders recorded a season-high five sacks for a third straight game. Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 F North Texas 13 0 0 0 13 Middle Tennessee 17 28 7 0 52 1st Quarter 13:17 MT 8:39 MT 6:20 MT 4:53 NT :18 NT 2nd Quarter 12:01 MT 9:31 MT 7:20 MT 4:28 MT 3rd Quarter 14:43 MT

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King 45 pass from Craddock (Gendreau kick) Gendreau 28 FG Tanner 12 run (Gendreau kick) Fitzgerald 57 pass from Vizza (Knott kick) Montgomery 11 run (kick blocked) Tanner 1 run (Gendreau kick) Tanner 19 run (Gendreau kick) Tanner 66 run (Gendreau kick) Tanner 36 run (Gendreau kick) Tanner 92 kickoff return (Gendreau kick)

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

NT 20 36-143 221 39-25-0 75-364 0-0 2-14 7-155 2-87 6-36.3 4-3 8-60 33:14 6 of 18 2 of 6 1-2 0-0

MT 24 28-237 252 36-20-2 64-489 0-0 3-32 3-139 0-0 4-39.0 2-1 5-46 25:28 5 of 10 0 of 0 4-4 5-30

LAFAYETTE - A bowl was not to be for MTSU. The Blue Raiders lost 42-28 to Louisiana-Lafayette in the season finale, finishing one win shy of bowl eligibility and a possible postseason berth. “It adds to the disappointment. It adds to the hurt,” MTSU coach Rick Stockstill said. “I’m very disappointed because we lost the game, and we had a chance to get into a bowl game.” MTSU finished with a 5-7 record after its fifth consecutive loss in a regular-season finale. ULL improved to 6-6 and will seek its first bowl bid since 1970. The source of MTSU’s undoing was obvious to the 15,321 in attendance at Cajun Field. MTSU committed three turnovers during a span of about seven minutes in the fourth quarter. With MTSU trailing 35-28 and driving into ULL territory, running back Desmond Gee fumbled. The Cajuns recovered and scored four plays later on a gimmick play. Wideout Jason Chery took a direct snap from the shotgun formation, and quarterback Michael Desormeaux, lined up at receiver, took a reverse pitch and tossed a 37-yard touchdown pass to Louis Lee. It was the dagger in the Blue Raiders’ heart. On MTSU’s next drive, Craddock’s pass was thrown behind Phillip Tanner and deflected to ULL’s Daylon McCoy for the interception. MTSU tried to rally, driving to the ULL 7-yard line, but a bad shotgun snap turned it over for a third time. MTSU piled up 409 total yards of offense. ULL gained 395 yards. The Blue Raiders rallied three times to tie the score, but they never led. Tanner rushed for 78 yards and two touchdowns, but 49 of his yards came on the opening drive. After he was bottled up, Craddock caught fire. The senior signal caller finished 22-of-28 passing for 242 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Freshman wideout Sancho McDonald had career highs of six receptions for 98 yards and a TD. Eldred King also had a TD catch. The Blue Raiders tried desperately to bottle up ULL’s two senior offensive stars. Such efforts were hit or miss. ULL running back Tyrell Fenroy, the Sun Belt’s all-time career rusher and scorer, had 83 rushing yards and two TDs. Desormeaux had 42 rushing yards and 243 passing yards and four TDs. The pair became just the second tailback-quarterback tandem in NCAA history to rush for 1,000 yards each in back-to-back seasons. The loss snapped MTSU’s three-game winning streak. The Cajuns snapped a three-game losing skid. Score by Quarters Middle Tennessee Louisiana 1st Quarter 10:45 ULL 8:41 MT 2:16 ULL 2nd Quarter 11:20 ULL 6:18 MT 3rd Quarter 8:39 MT 5:23 ULL 4th Quarter 14:53 MT 11:06 ULL 6:43 ULL

1 7 14

2 7 7

3 7 7

4 7 14

F 28 42

Aubrey 4 pass from Desormeaux (Edmiston kick) Tanner 2 run (Gendreau kick) Fenroy 4 run (Edmiston kick) Fenroy 3 run (Edmiston kick) Tanner 4 run (Gendreau kick) King 22 pass from Craddock (Gendreau kick) Green 5 pass from Desormeaux (Edmiston kick) McDonald 15 pass from Craddock (Gendreau kick) Chery 18 pass from Desormeaux (Edmiston kick) Lee 37 pass from Desormeaux (Edmiston kick)

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

MT 26 40-167 242 29-22-1 69-409 0-0 1-1 6-88 0-0 2-28.5 3-2 6-49 28:41 9 of 12 0 of 0 3-4 2-9

UL 23 43-152 243 25-18-0 68-395 0-0 1-10 2-42 1-0 3-37.0 0-0 5-44 31:19 5 of 10 1 of 1 5-5 0-0

RUSHING: North Texas-Montgomery,C. 12-77; Vizza,Giovanni 17-29; Henderson,K. 4-27; Shorter,John 1-6; Meager,Daniel 2-4. Middle Tennessee-Tanner, Phillip 14-159; McDaniel, Spike 4-29; Dasher, Dwight 4-26; Coleman, N. 2-14; Gee, Desmond 1-7; Craddock, Joe 2-6; Beyah, Malcolm 1-minus 4.

RUSHING: Middle Tennessee-Tanner, Phillip 23-78; Gee, Desmond 6-37; Dasher, Dwight 4-35; Craddock, Joe 6-31; TEAM 1-minus 14. Louisiana-Fenroy, Tyrell 24-83; Desormeaux, Mic 11-42; Chery, Jason 5-28; Dupre, Matt 1-0; TEAM 2-minus 1.

PASSING: North Texas-Vizza,Giovanni 25-39-0-221. Middle Tennessee-Craddock, Joe 19-31-1-251; Dasher, Dwight 1-5-1-1.

PASSING: Middle Tennessee-Craddock, Joe 22-28-1-242; Dasher, Dwight 0-1-0-0. Louisiana-Desormeaux, Mic 18-25-0-243.

RECEIVING: North Texas-Fitzgerald,C. 12-118; Stickler,B. 7-67; Dickerson,K. 2-13; Montgomery,C. 2-minus 2; Johnson,R. 1-21; Lott,Alex 1-4. Middle Tennessee-Honeycutt, P. 7-91; King, Eldred 4-68; Caldwell, Wes 4-62; McClover, Chris 2-19; Beyah, Malcolm 1-8; Tanner, Phillip 1-3; Dugger, Caleb 1-1.

RECEIVING: Middle Tennessee-McDonald, S. 6-98; King, Eldred 6-76; Gee, Desmond 4-27; Tanner, Phillip 2-11; McLeod, Byron 1-12; Caldwell, Wes 1-11; Honeycutt, P. 1-4; Beyah, Malcolm 1-3. Louisiana-Chery, Jason 6-68; Lee, Louis 3-62; Jones, Erik 3-41; Falgout, Richie 2-35; Fenroy, Tyrell 2-28; Green, Ladarius 1-5; Aubrey, Luke 1-4.

INTERCEPTIONS: North Texas-Adams,Adryan 1-48; Robertson,C. 1-39. Middle Tennessee-None. FUMBLES: North Texas-Robertson,C. 1-1; Stickler,B. 1-1; Vizza,Giovanni 1-0; Montgomery,C. 1-1. Middle Tennessee-McDaniel, Spike 1-1; Dasher, Dwight 1-0. Total elapsed time: 2:59; Weather: Mostly Cloudy, W 4 MPH, 43 degrees

INTERCEPTIONS: Middle Tennessee-None. Louisiana-McCoy, Daylon 1-0. FUMBLES: Middle Tennessee-Honeycutt, P. 1-0; Gee, Desmond 1-1; TEAM 1-1. Louisiana-None Total elapsed time: 3:15; Weather: Partly Cloudy, SSE 10, 68 degrees

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n TEAM RECORDS Most Attempts - Game 1. 81 Mississippi Valley St.

2. 3. 4. 5.

64 59 57 56

Florida Atlantic UT-Martin North Texas Missouri

Most Attempts - Season 1. 588 (588-2062)

2. 3. 4. 5.

586 559 550 549

(586-1897) (559-1999) (550-2808) (549-2256)

Most Yards - Game 1. 592 UT-Martin

2. 3. 4. 5.

469 461 335 327

UT-Martin Murray State Louisiana Tech Connecticut

Most Yards - Season 1. 3188 (533-3188)

2. 3. 4. 5.

2874 2808 2647 2614

(547-2874) (550-2808) (478-2647) (471-2614)

Most Touchdowns - Game 1. 8 Morehead State 4. 5.

8 8 7 6 6 6

Campbellsville Murray State Connecticut Troy State Louisiana Tech UT-Martin

36 33 33 32

10/10/87 10/15/05 11/7/98 9/30/06 9/20/03 1976 1971 1972 1985 1975

10/14/90 11/7/98 11/7/59 10/7/00 11/17/01

1990 1959 1985 1991 2001

11/14/92 9/18/93 9/26/92 11/4/00 9/8/01 10/7/00 11/6/99

1985 1992 1993 1991, 2001

Most Yards Per Carry - Game 1. 7.9 UT-Martin

2. 3. 4. 5.

7.6 7.5 7.3 7.0

Louisiana Tech Florida Atlantic Connecticut New Mexico State

Most Yards Per Carry - Season 1. 5.98 (533-3188)

2. 3. 4. 5.

5.55 (471-2614) 5.54 (478-2647) 5.29 (404-2138) 5.25 (547-2874)

Most Yards Per Game - Season 1. 289.8 (11 games) 2. 3. 4. 5.

287.4 255.3 240.6 239.3 239.3

(10 games) (11 games) (11 games) (10 games) (10 games)

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Most Touchdowns - Season 1. 36 1990 3. 5.

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11/7/98 10/7/00 11/4/06 11/4/00 11/2/02

1990 2001 1991 2000 1959

1990 1959 1985 1991 1957 1958

Most Attempts - Game 1. 38 Joe Campbell vs Sam Houston State 11/30/91 5. 7. 9.

38 38 38 37 37 36 36 35 35

Kippy Bayless vs Tennessee Tech Mike Moore vs Austin Peay Torin Kirtsey vs Tennessee State Dwone Hicks vs Vanderbilt Brigham Lyons vs Tennessee State Kelverrick Green vs Tennessee Tech Kippy Bayless vs Southeast Missouri Joe Campbell vs Western Kentucky Vince Hall vs Morehead State

Most Attempts - Season 1. 296 Mike Moore (1015 yards)

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

268 260 249 231 219 212 210 202

Kippy Bayless (1346 yards) Vince Hall (1439 yards) Mike Moore (1188 yards) Reuben Justice (878 yards) Dwight Stone (1026 yards) Mike Moore (1247 yards) Brigham Lyons (876 yards) Eugene Gross (882 yards)

Most Attempts - Career 1. 807 Mike Moore (3678 yards) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

676 638 600 599 545 533 491 457 451

Eugene Gross (2753 yards) Joe Campbell (3823 yards) Dwone Hicks (3613 yards) Kippy Bayless (3286 yards) Gerald Anderson (2862 yards) Vince Hall (3075 yards) Marvin Collier (1652 yards) Reuben Justice (1688 yards) Lebrian McGill (2100 yards)

11/19/94 10/29/77 9/5/98 8/30/01 9/2/95 11/23/96 10/23/93 9/22/90 9/22/84

1977 1994 1984 1976 1970 1986 1975 1995 2006

1974-77 2003-2006 1988-91 1999-2002 1991-94 1984-87 1981-84 1985-88 1969-71 1994-97

Most Yards - Game 1. 311 Dwone Hicks vs Louisiana Tech 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

259 251 250 244 235 229 223 219 215

10/7/00 Kelverrick Green vs Tennessee-Martin 11/7/98 Torin Kirtsey vs Tennessee State 9/5/98 Vince Hall vs Morehead State 9/22/84 Walter Dunson vs UT Martin 11/7/92 Joe Campbell vs Morehead State 10/27/90 Ricky Martin vs Murray State 11/10/90 Vince Hall vs Indiana State 12/1/84 Mike Moore vs East Tennessee 11/13/76 Ricky Martin vs Tennessee Tech 11/17/90

Most Yards - Season 1. 1439 Vince Hall (260 carries) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1346 1277 1247 1214 1188 1143 1136 1121 1082

Kippy Bayless (268 carries) Dwone Hicks (186 carries) Mike Moore (212 carries) Kippy Bayless (198 carries) Mike Moore (249carries) Dwone Hicks (191 carries) Joe Campbell (151 carries) Joe Campbell (198 carries) Bobby Young (186 carries)

Most Yards - Career 1. 3823 Joe Campbell (638 carries)

2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

3678 3613 3286 3075 2862

Mike Moore (807 carries) Dwone Hicks (600 carries) Kippy Bayless (599 carries) Vince Hall (533 carries) Gerald Anderson (545 carries)

1984 1994 2000 1975 1993 1976 2001 1990 1991 1953

1988-91 1974-77 1999-2002 1991-94 1981-84 1984-87

7. 8. 9. 10.

2753 2524 2250 2150

Eugene Gross (676 carries) Bobby Young (186 carries) Brigham Lyons (419 carries) Kelverrick Green (403 carries)

Most Touchdowns - Game 1. 6 Dwone Hicks vs Louisiana Tech 2. 3.

5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Phillip Tanner vs North Texas Eugene Gross vs Florida Atlantic Dwone Hicks vs Connecticut Dwone Hicks vs Vanderbilt Dwone Hicks vs Connecticut Joe Campbell vs Austin Peay Kelverrick Green vs UT Martin Kippy Bayless vs Austin Peay Marvin Collier vs Miss. Valley St. Walter Dunson vs Murray State Walter Dunson vs Murray State

Most Touchdowns - Season 1. 20 Dwone Hicks 2. 3. 6. 7.

19 15 15 15 14 13 13 13 13 13 13

Dwone Hicks Phillip Tanner Kippy Bayless Kippy Bayless Joe Campbell Eugene Gross Joe Campbell Dwight Stone Walter Dunson Walter Dunson Dwight Stone

Most Touchdowns - Career 1. 53 Dwone Hicks 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 9. 10.

44 41 38 27 27 26 26 24 23

Joe Campbell Eugene Gross Kippy Bayless Walter Dunson Gerald Anderson Dwight Stone Brigham Lyons Mike Moore Ricky Martin

2003-2006 1951-53 1992-95 1996-99

10/7/00 11/22/08 10/15/05 11/17/01 8/30/01 11/4/00 10/20/90 11/9/96 11/6/93 10/10/87 9/26/92 9/28/91

2001 2000 2008 1994 1993 1991 2005 1990 1986 1991 1992 1985

1999-2002 1988-91 2003-2006 1991-94 1990-92 1984-87 1985-86 1992-95 1974-77 1987-90

Most Yards Per Carry - Game 1. 18.8 Joe Campbell vs Sam Houston (11) 11/30/91 2. 14.7 Joe Campbell vs Morehead St. (16) 10/27/90 3. 11.8 Dwaine Copeland vs Ball State (17) 11/2/74 4. 10.2 Dwone Hicks vs Connecticut (18) 11/4/00

Most Yards Per Carry - Season 1. 8.55 Brigham Lyons (75-641)

2. 3. 4. 5.

8.36 8.06 7.95 7.52

Ricky Martin (95-794) Walter Dunson (77-621) Rodney Shelton (21-167) Joe Campbell (151-1136)

Most Yards Per Carry - Career 1. 6.99 Walter Dunson (244-1706) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

6.57 6.53 6.49 6.02 5.99 5.99 5.77 5.75 5.53

ReShard Lee (218-1432) Rodney Shelton (30-196) Walt Crowder (97-630) Dwone Hicks (600-3613) Joe Campbell (638-3823) Ricky Martin (294-1760) Vince Hall (533-3075) Shingo Weems (28-161) Tony Wesley (51-282)

1992 1990 1991 1993 1990

1990-92 2001-02 1993-94 1990-92 1999-2002 1988-91 1987-90 1981-84 1992-93 1998-99

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Rushing Records Most Yards Per Game - Season 1. 130.8 Vince Hall (11 games) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

122.4 120.5 116.1 113.6 110.4 109.2 106.2 105.4 103.9

Kippy Bayless (11 games) Walter Dunson (8 games) Dwone Hicks (11 games) Joe Campbell (10 games) Kippy Bayless (11 games) Kelverrick Green (6 games) Gerald Anderson (10 games) Vince Hall (9 games) Dwone Hicks (11 games)

Most Yards Per Game - Career 1. 88.9 Joe Campbell (43 games) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

88.1 87.9 77.5 74.7 69.8 65.1 58.8 58.6 58.3

Dwone Hicks (41 games) Vince Hall (35 games) Dwight Stone (22 games) Kippy Bayless (44 games) Gerald Anderson (41 games) ReShard Lee (22 games) Walter Dunson (29 games) Eugene Gross (47 games) Lebrian McGill (36 games)

1984 1994 1992 2000 1990 1993 1996 1985 1983 2001

1988-91 1999-2002 1981-84 1985-86 1991-94 1984-87 2001-02 1990-92 2003-06 1994-97

Longest Run 1. 92 Jim Bostic vs Western Kentucky 2. 3. 4. 7.

89 87 85 85 85 79 79

1941 Tommy Latimer vs Tennessee Tech 11/17/73 Brigham Lyons vs Murray State 9/26/92 Brigham Lyons vs Murray State 9/26/92 Dwight Stone vs Morehead State 9/28/85 Walter Dunson vs Murray State 9/26/92 Phillip Tanner vs Louisville 9/6/07 Dwone Hicks vs Louisiana Tech 10/7/00

Consecutive 100-Yard Games 1. 7 Vince Hall 2. 5.

5 5 5 4 4

Dwone Hicks Kippy Bayless Vince Hall Dwone Hicks Kippy Bayless

1983 2002 1993 1984 (twice) 2000 1994

Most Yards By Quarterback

Game.................. 180, Dwight Dasher vs Memphis, 10/13/07 Season.............................................594, Marvin Collier, 1985 Career..................................... 1,652, Marvin Collier, 1985-88

Most Yards By Senior

Game.................. 250, Vince Hall vs Morehead State, 9/22/84 Season................................................1,439, Vince Hall, 1984

Most Yards By Junior

Game.................259, Kelverrick Green vs UT-Martin, 11/7/98 Season..........................................1,214, Kippy Bayless, 1993

Most Yards By Sophomore

Game................311, Dwone Hicks vs Louisiana Tech, 10/7/00 Season........................................... 1,277, Dwone Hicks, 2000

Most Yards By Freshman

Game...............188, Brigham Lyons vs Murray State, 9/26/92 Season............................................. 735, Eugene Gross, 2003

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n career 1,000-yard rushers Player/Season Rushes 1. Vince Hall, ‘84 260 2. Kippy Bayless, ‘94 268 3. Dwone Hicks, ‘00 186 4. Mike Moore, ‘75 212 5. Kippy Bayless, ‘93 198 6. Mike Moore, ‘76 249 7. Dwone Hicks, ‘01 191 8. Joe Campbell, ‘90 151 9. Joe Campbell, ‘91 198 10. Bobby Young, ‘53 186 11. Gerald Anderson, ‘85 182 12. Dwight Stone, ‘86 219 13. Mike Moore, ‘77 *296 14. Dwone Hicks, ‘02 184 *MT record

Yards *1,439 1,346 1,277 1,247 1,214 1,188 1,143 1,136 1,121 1,082 1,062 1,026 1,015 1,011

Avg 5.5 5.0 6.9 5.9 6.1 4.8 6.0 7.5 5.7 5.8 5.8 4.7 3.4 5.5

n annual rushing leaders Y ear 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997

Player Maxie Runion (Jr.) Not Available John Raymond Smith (Sr.) Bobby Young (So.) Bobby Young (Jr.) Clifton Tribble Terry Sweeney (Jr.) Tillman Harris (Sr.) Ray Purvis (So.) Bucky Pitts (Jr.) Ray Purvis (Sr.) Larry Puryer (Sr.) Phil Grammer (So.) David Petty (So.) David Petty (Jr.) Bob Hlodan (So.) Bob Hlodan (Jr.) Larry Mathews (Jr.) Larry Mathews (Sr.) Taylor Edwards (So.) Reuben Justice (Fr.) Reuben Justice (So.) Reuben Justice (Jr.) Melvin Daniels (Jr.) Joe Pelt (Sr.) Dwaine Copeland (Sr.) Mike Moore (So.) Mike Moore (Jr.) Mike Moore (Sr.) Joe Bowers (Jr.) Paul Carter (Fr.) Sammy Bryant (Jr.) Sammy Bryant (Sr.) Danny Colwell (Jr.) Vince Hall (Jr.) Vince Hall (Sr.) Gerald Anderson (So.) Dwight Stone (Sr.) Gerald Anderson (Sr.) Joe Campbell (Fr.) Joe Campbell (So.) Joe Campbell (Jr.) Joe Campbell (Sr.) Walter Dunson (Sr.) Kippy Bayless (Jr.) Kippy Bayless (Sr.) Brigham Lyons (Sr.) Kelverrick Green (Fr.) Lebrian McGill (Sr.)

Att --- --- --- --- 186 --- 110 80 64 104 64 123 90 92 87 101 89 128 138 110 110 231 116 148 89 155 212 249 296 119 96 159 158 124 137 260 182 219 191 118 171 151 198 151 198 268 210 137 137

Yards 710 --- 640 921 1082 685 563 571 490 639 583 500 417 400 332 557 422 550 442 377 375 878 435 519 414 858 1247 1188 1015 415 479 635 523 697 949 1439 1062 1026 980 626 940 1136 1121 964 1214 1346 876 655 653

TDs --- --- --- --- 8 --- 4 4 4 3 8 3 6 3 6 3 2 5 9 8 4 4 4 8 0 5 7 9 8 3 0 2 6 1 7 5 12 13 11 9 8 13 14 13 15 15 10 7 9

Avg --------5.8 --5.1 7.1 7.7 6.1 9.1 4.1 4.6 4.3 3.8 5.5 4.7 4.3 3.2 3.4 3.4 3.8 3.8 3.5 4.7 5.5 5.9 4.8 3.4 3.5 5.0 4.0 3.3 5.6 6.9 5.5 5.8 4.7 5.1 5.3 5.5 7.5 5.7 6.4 6.1 5.0 4.2 4.8 4.8

F o o t b a l l

1 998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Torin Kirtsey (Jr.) Jamison Palmer (Jr.) Dwone Hicks (So.) Dwone Hicks (Jr.) Dwone Hicks (Sr.) Eugene Gross (Fr.) Eugene Gross (So.) Eugene Gross (Jr.) Eugene Gross (Sr.) Dwight Dasher (Fr.) Phillip Tanner (Jr.)

154 774 7 5.0 117 548 9 4.7 186 1277 19 6.9 191 1143 20 6.0 184 1011 11 5.5 189 735 10 3.9 103 412 7 4.0 182 724 13 4.0 202 882 11 4.4 121 530 3 4.4 188 714 15 3.8

n 200-yard rushing games Yards 311 259 251 250 235 229 224 223 219 215 214 212 208 207 204 203 202 202 200 200

Name Dwone Hicks Kelverrick Green Torin Kirtsey Vince Hall Joe Campbell Ricky Martin Walter Dunson Vince Hall Mike Moore Ricky Martin Gerald Anderson Mike Moore Eugene Gross Joe Campbell Joe Campbell Dwone Hicks Dwone Hicks Mike Moore Vince Hall Dwaine Copeland

Opponent Louisiana Tech Tennessee-Martin Tennessee State Morehead State Morehead State Murray State Tennessee-Martin Indiana State East Tennessee State Tennessee Tech Youngstown State Western Carolina Florida Atlantic Sam Houston State Western Kentucky Vanderbilt Idaho Morehead State Eastern Kentucky Ball State

Date 10/7/00 11/7/98 9/5/98 9/22/84 10/27/90 11/10/90 11/7/92 12/1/84 11/13/76 11/17/90 11/2/85 11/1/75 11/4/06 11/30/91 9/22/90 8/30/01 10/6/01 9/25/76 11/24/84 11/2/74

n 100-yard rushing games Yards 311 203 202 184 169 169 156 143 134 120 117 116 116 114 110 107 105 104

DWONE HICKS (18) Opponent Louisiana Tech Vanderbilt Idaho Connecticut Utah State Idaho UConn Louisiana-Monroe Illinois New Mexico State Maryland LSU Mississippi State Murray State South Florida North Texas Louisiana -Monroe Tennessee-Martin

Date 10/7/00 8/30/01 10/26/02 11/4/00 11/30/02 10/6/01 11/17/01 11/14/02 9/2/00 11/2/02 9/23/00 11/10/01 10/28/00 9/16/00 11/11/00 11/23/02 10/14/00 11/6/99

Yards 235 207* 204 195 177 163 153 150 146 143 141 135 127 119 114 106 102* 101

JOE CAMPBELL (18) Opponent Morehead St. Sam Houston St. Western Kentucky Tennessee Tech Eastern Kentucky Murray St. Western Kentucky Morehead St. Tennessee St. Tennessee St. Murray St. Tennessee-Martin Tennessee St. Austin Peay Western Kentucky Southeast Missouri St. Boise St. Austin Peay St.

Date 10/27/90 11/30/91 9/22/90 11/18/89 11/4/89 11/11/89 10/5/91 11/16/91 9/7/91 9/1/90 9/28/91 10/31/91 9/2/89 10/20/90 9/16/89 10/26/91 12/1/90 10/12/91


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Yards 250 223* 200* 197 178 168 164 158 157 152 135 131 130* 128 127 125 109 106

VINCE HALL (18) Opponent Morehead St. Indiana St. Eastern Kentucky Murray St. Tennessee Tech Georgia Southern Murray St. Akron Youngstown St. Murray St. Jacksonville St. Morehead St. Louisiana Tech Tennessee-Martin Eastern Kentucky Austin Peay St. Akron Eastern Kentucky

Date 9/22/84 12/1/84 11/24/84 10/16/82 11/17/84 11/10/84 10/15/83 9/29/84 10/29/83 10/13/84 9/15/84 9/24/83 12/8/84 9/17/83 10/6/84 10/22/83 10/1/83 10/8/83

Yards 190 182 165 157 157 156 153 145 138 137 135 126 123 109 100 100

KIPPY BAYLESS (16) Opponent Southeast Missouri St. Tennessee Tech Eastern Kentucky Jacksonville St. Campbellsville Southeast Missouri St. Tennessee-Martin Murray St. Eastern Kentucky Murray St. Eastern Kentucky Tennessee St. Tulsa Austin Peay St. James Madison Morehead St.

Date 10/23/93 11/19/94 10/1/94 10/29/94 9/18/93 10/22/94 10/8/94 9/25/93 11/13/93 9/24/94 10/17/92 10/2/93 10/30/93 11/6/93 9/10/94 10/16/93

Yards 219 212 202 194 165 146 136 130 124 114 106 106 101

MIKE MOORE (13) Opponent East Tennessee St. Western Carolina Morehead St. East Tennessee St. Carson-Newman College Tennessee-Chattanooga Tennessee Tech Austin Peay State East Tennessee St. Tennessee-Martin Murray St. Eastern Kentucky Eastern Kentucky

Date 11/13/76 11/1/75 9/25/76 11/15/75 9/13/75 10/2/76 11/20/76 10/29/77 11/16/74 9/17/77 10/15/77 10/8/77 10/11/75

Yards 214 154 153 145 137 136 123 118* 115 114 113 112

GERALD ANDERSON (12) Opponent Youngstown State Lenoir-Rhyne Western Kentucky Western Kentucky Tennessee State Jacksonville State Eastern Kentucky Georgia Southern Murray State Eastern Kentucky Youngstown State Mississippi Valley State

Date 11/2/85 9/7/85 11/9/85 11/3/84 9/5/87 9/21/85 11/24/84 12/7/85 11/14/87 10/12/85 10/31/87 10/10/87

Yards 188 144* 140 135 127 117 111 109 107*

BRIGHAM LYONS (9) Opponent Murray State Appalachian State Tennessee State Austin Peay Alabama-Birmingham Morehead State Southeast Missouri State Tennessee State Marshall

Date 9/26/92 11/28/92 9/2/95 10/10/92 9/30/95 9/16/95 10/24/92 10/2/93 12/5/92

Yards 146 143 138 127 123 120 114

REUBEN JUSTICE (9) Opponent Western Kentucky Tennessee-Chattanooga Tennessee-Chattanooga Tennessee-Martin Tennessee Tech East Tennessee State Tennessee Tech

Date 11/8/69 10/3/70 10/2/71 9/12/70 11/28/70 11/15/69 11/27/69

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Rushing Records Yards 251 148 127

TORIN KIRTSEY (3) Opponent Tennessee St. Eastern Illinois Murray St.

Date 9/5/98 10/24/98 10/10/99

Yards 229 215 119

RICKY MARTIN (3) Opponent Murray St. Tennessee Tech Murray St.

Date 11/10/90 11/17/90 11/14/87

Yards 165 106 105

LARRY MATTHEWS (3) Opponent Morehead State Tennessee Tech Morehead State

Date 10/22/66 11/23/67 10/23/65

103 101

Florence State Eastern Kentucky

9/11/71 10/10/70

Yards 208 141 131 129 113 102 100

EUGENE GROSS (7) Opponent Florida Atlantic Idaho Florida Atlantic North Texas North Texas New Mexico State Louisiana-Monroe

Date 11/4/06 10/18/03 10/15/05 9/10/05 10/2/04 10/11/03 10/21/06

Yards 181 151 148 136 108* 106 104

DWIGHT STONE (7) Opponent Morehead State Southwest Missouri State Georgia Southern Lenoir-Rhyne Georgia Southern Tennessee Tech Morehead State

Date 11/8/86 10/18/86 9/20/86 9/7/85 12/7/85 11/23/85 9/28/85

Yards 146 144 127 116 113 104

RESHARD LEE (6) Opponent Arkansas State Vanderbilt Louisiana-Lafayette New Mexico State (QB) Southeast Missouri Arkansas State

Date 11/3/01 10/12/02 9/29/01 11/2/02 9/28/02 10/5/02

Yards 224 187 164 152 144 102

WALTER DUNSON (6) Opponent Tennessee-Martin Murray State Tennessee St. Northern Illinois Morehead State Tennessee Tech

Date 11/7/92 9/26/92 9/5/92 10/3/92 11/16/91 11/23/91

Yards 142 117

Yards 259 175 130 124 115 115

KELVERRICK GREEN (6) Opponent Tennessee-Martin Tennessee-Martin Western Kentucky Tennessee Tech Tennessee-Martin Southeast Missouri State

Date 11/7/98 11/9/96 10/19/96 11/23/96 10/11/97 10/26/96

Yards 122

WES COUNTS-QB (1) Opponent Connecticut

Date 11/17/01

Yards 183

JAMISON PALMER (1) Opponent Wofford

Date 9/18/99

Yards 143 125 124 117 109 109

LEBRIAN MCGILL (6) Opponent Tennessee-Chattanooga Southeast Missouri State Southeast Missouri Tennessee Tech Jacksonville State Austin Peay State

Yards 108

DON CALLOWAY (1) Opponent Louisiana-Lafayette

Date 11/18/00

Yards 104

PAT MORRISON (1) Opponent Murray State

Date 10/14/67

Date 9/14/96 10/27/97 10/21/95 11/11/95 10/4/97 10/7/95

Yards 172 152 127 110

MARVIN COLLIER-QB (4) Opponent Date Mississippi Valley State 10/10/87 Akron 11/16/85 Youngstown State 11/1/86 Georgia Southern 9/20/86

Yards 200 142 120 106

DWAINE COPELAND (4) Opponent Date Ball State 11/2/74 Morehead State 9/28/74 Eastern Kentucky 10/;6/73 Austin Peay 10/20/73

Yards 136 110 108 Yards 177 137 132 Yards 132 111 100

KEVIN BAKER (3) Opponent Western Kentucky Western Kentucky Murray St.

Date 11/5/83 11/6/82 10/16/82

BOBBY JOE EASTER (3) Opponent Date Western Carolina 11/1/75 Eastern Kentucky 10/11/75 Carson-Newman College 9/13/75 WADE JOHNSON (3) Opponent Austin Peay St. Tennessee-Chattanooga Tennessee St.

Yards 177 120 103

BOB HLODAN (3) Opponent Tennessee Tech Austin Peay Chattanooga

Date 11/26/64 10/13/64 10/17/64

Yards 159 144

PHILLIP TANNER (2) Opponent North Texas Louisville

Date 11/22/08 9/6/07

CHRIS BRYAN (2) Yards and opponents not available.

Yards 180

Yards 110

JOE PELT (2) Opponent East Tennessee St. Tennessee Tech

Date 11/11/72 11/18/72

DWIGHT DASHER-QB (1) Opponent Date Memphis 10/13/07

JOHN BLANKENSHIP (1) Opponent Date Murray St. 10/31/70

Yards 123

GENE CARNEY (1) Opponent Murray St.

Date 10/18/69

Yards 125

PAUL CARTER (1) Opponent Eastern Kentucky

Date 10/6/79

Yards 136

MEL DANIELS (1) Opponent Morehead St.

Date 9/23/72

Yards 123

DAVID FRITTS (1) Opponent Murray St.

Date 10/14/72

RODNEY SHELTON (1) Yards Opponent 106 Murray St. *Occurred in a playoff game

Date 9/25/93

Date 10/22/88 9/30/89 9/5/87

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n TEAM RECORDS Most Attempts - Game 1. 52 Maryland

2. 3. 4. 5.

48 47 46 46

UCF Texas A&M UL-Lafayette James Madison

Most Attempts - Season 1. 414 (256-414-11)

2. 3. 4. 5.

404 397 366 366

(282-404-16) (254-397-14) (224-366-8) (218-366-10)

Most Completions - Game 1. 35 UL-Lafayette 2. 4.

31 31 30 30 30

New Mexico State Louisiana Tech Louisiana-Monroe UCF Maryland

Most Completions - Season 1. 282 (282-404-16)

2. 3. 4. 5.

256 254 224 218

(256-414-11) (254-397-14) (224-366-8) (218-366-10)

Most Yards - Game 1. 459 Idaho

2. 3. 4. 5.

447 401 383 364

Arkansas State Louisiana-Monroe New Mexico State UT-Martin

Most Yards - Season 1. 2945 (282-404-16)

2. 3. 4. 5.

2900 (256-414-11) 2720 (224-366-8) 2711 (254-397-14) 2681 (214-310-6)

Most Yards Per Game - Season 1. 267.7 (11 games) 2. 3. 4. 5.

246.5 (11 games) 243.7 (11 games) 241.7 (12 games) 239.2 (10 games) 239.2 (11 games)

Most Touchdowns - Game 1. 6 Idaho 2. 3.

5 4 4 4 4

UT-Martin Louisiana-Monroe Arkansas State Louisiana-Lafayette South Florida

21 21 20 18

9/23/00 11/13/99 11/18/95 9/25/04 9/10/94 2008 2004 1999 2003 2000 9/25/04 10/27/01 10/16/99 9/22/01 11/13/99 9/23/00 2004 2008 1999 2003 2000 10/6/01 10/9/04 11/3/07 10/27/01 11/4/95 2004 2008 2003 1999 2001 2004 1999 2001 2008 1997 2000 10/6/01 10/28/67 11/3/07 10/9/04 11/15/03 11/11/00

2007 2001 1965 2003, 2008

Passes Had Intercepted - Game 1. 7 Tennessee Tech 2. 3.

5 4 4 4

UT-Chattanooga Austin Peay Marshall Murray State

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Passes Had Intercepted - Season 1. 24 (139-297-24)

Most Touchdowns - Season 1. 22 1984 2. 4. 5.

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1968 1969 1974 1975 1977

(130-306-23) (48-152-21) (77-209-19) (76-175-18)

Most Passing Yards Per Attempt - Game 1. 16.4 Idaho 10/6/01 (28-459) 2. 3. 4. 5.

14.5 13.8 13.1 11.7 11.7

UL-Lafayette Louisiana-Monroe Arkansas St. Troy Wofford

10/19/02 (24-347) 11/3/07 (29-401) 10/9/04 (34-447) 9/8/01 (28-328) 9/18/99 (31-362)

Most Passing Yards Per Attempt - Season 1. 8.9 (153-256-12) 3. 4.

8.9 8.8 8.6 8.6

1994 1985 1961 2001 1963

(82-136-6) (84-156-9) (214-310-6) (106-180-12)

Most Passing Yards Per Completion - Game 1. 21.5 2. 20.7 3. 20.4 4. 20.0 5. 18.7

Florida International Louisville UL-Lafayette Idaho Miss. State

9/29/07 (12-258) 9/6/07 (14-290) 10/19/02 (17-347) 10/6/01 (23-459) 10/28/00 (18-337)

Most Passing Yards Per Completion - Season 1. 19.0 (61-144-12) 1955 2. 16.4 (84-156-9) 3. 16.2 (48-152-21) 4. 15.8 (85-200-17)

Completion Percentage - Game 1. 91.70 UTC

2. 3. 4. 5.

91.30 88.23 83.90 82.14

J’ville St. Arkansas St. Wofford Idaho

1961 1974 1976

10/20/62 (11-12) 10/29/94 (21-23) 10/9/04 (30-34) 9/18/99 (26-31) 10/6/01 (23-28)

Completion Percentage - Season 1. 69.8 (282-404-16)

2. 3. 4. 5.

69.0 65.8 65.2 64.0

Efficiency Rating - Game 1. 290.54 Idaho

2. 3. 4. 5.

2004 2001 2005 1998 1999

(214-310-6) (208-316-7) (163-250-3) (254-397-14)

237.53 237.49 213.9 190.8

Louisiana-Monroe Arkansas State Wofford South Florida

10/6/01 11/3/07 10/9/04 9/18/99 11/11/00

Efficiency Rating - Season 1. 160.16 (214-310-6)

2. 3. 4. 5.

153.2 (121-201-9) 152.6 (82-136-6) 146.8 (153-256-12) 146.8 (106-180-12)

2001 1984 1985 1994 1963

11/21/81 10/1/77 10/20/84 11/26/94 9/27/97

2. 5. 6.

46 46 46 45 44 44

Clint Marks vs Louisiana-Lafayette Jonathan Quinn vs UT-Chattanooga Kelly Holcomb vs James Madison Jonathan Quinn vs Tennessee St. Billy Walker vs UT-Martin Kelly Holcomb vs Eastern Kentucky

Phil Ironside vs UT-Chattanooga 9/29/90 Wes Counts vs Troy State 10/2/99 Kelly Holcomb vs Eastern Kentucky 11/23/93

Most Attempts - Season 1. 390 Wes Counts (249-390-13) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

368 367 298 293 288 283 259 257 255

Clint Marks (259-368-14) Joe Craddock (237-367-7) Clint Marks (197-298-7) Jonathan Quinn (167-293-10) Billy Walker (152-288-15) Clint Marks (171-283-9) Wes Counts (188-259-4) Bill Griffith (113-257-17) Dickie Thomas (123-255-20)

Most Attempts - Career 1. 1079 Wes Counts (706-1079-24) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1012 861 675 594 587 549 546 537 534

Clint Marks (668-1012-33) Kelly Holcomb (501-861-25) Jonathan Quinn (346-675-26) Marvin Collier (292-594-26) Teddy Morris (326-587-34) Billy Walker (286-549-32) Joe Craddock (342-546-13) Mike Robinson (228-537-46) Brown Sanford (242-534-32)

1999 2004 2008 2005 1997 1967 2006 2001 1969 1968 1998-01 2003-2006 1991-94 1995-97 1985-88 1962-65 1964-67 2004-08 1974-77 1979-81,83

Most Completions - Game 1. 35 Clint Marks vs Louisiana-Lafayette 9/25/04 2. 30 3. 29 29 29 6. 28 8. 27 27 27 27

Clint Marks vs Arkansas State Wes Counts vs New Mexico State Wes Counts vs Louisiana Tech Wes Counts vs UCF Joe Craddock vs Maryland Wes Counts vs UL-Monroe Clint Marks vs Florida Atlantic Wes Counts vs Vanderbilt Phil Ironside vs UT-Chattanooga Wes Counts vs Arizona

Most Completions - Season 1. 259 Clint Marks (259-368-14) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

249 237 197 188 171 167 153 152 146

Wes Counts (249-390-13) Joe Craddock (237-367-7) Clint Marks (197-298-7) Wes Counts (188-259-4) Clint Marks (171-283-9) Jonathan Quinn (167-293-10) Andrico Hines (153-253-3) Billy Walker (152-288-15) Kelly Holcomb (146-244-9)

Most Completions - Career 1. 706 Wes Counts (706-1079-24) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

668 501 346 342 326 295 292 286 258

Clint Marks (668-1012-33) Kelly Holcomb (501-861-25) Jonathan Quinn (346-675-26) Joe Craddock (342-546-13) Teddy Morris (326-587-34) Andrico Hines (295-496-10) Marvin Collier (292-594-26) Billy Walker (286-549-32) Phil Ironside (258-447-11)

10/9/04 10/27/01 10/16/99 11/13/99 9/6/08 9/22/01 9/18/04 8/30/01 9/29/90 9/11/99 2004 1999 2008 2005 2001 2006 1997 2003 1967 1994

1998-01 2003-2006 1991-94 1995-97 2004-08 1962-65 2002-03 1985-88 1964-67 1988-90

Most Yards - Game 1. 459 Wes Counts (Idaho)

n individual records Most Attempts - Game 1. 47 Wes Counts vs UCF

8. 43 43 10. 42

11/13/99 9/25/04 9/13/97 9/10/94 9/6/97 10/28/67 12/7/91

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

447 401 376 362 359 356 352 347 347

10/6/01 Clint Marks (Arkansas State) 10/9/04 Joe Craddock (Louisiana-Monroe) 11/3/07 Wes Counts (New Mexico State) 10/27/01 Wes Counts (Wofford) 9/18/99 Clint Marks (Florida Atlantic) 9/18/04 Jonathan Quinn (UT-Martin) 11/4/95 Joe Craddock vs Kentucky 9/13/08 Andrico Hines (UL-Lafayette) 10/19/02 Wes Counts (UL-Lafayette) 9/25/99

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Passing Records Most Yards - Season 1. 2749 Clint Marks (259-368-14) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2677 2603 2327 2209 2154 2083 1917 1872 1856

Joe Craddock (237-367-7) Wes Counts (249-390-13) Wes Counts (188-259-4) Jonathan Quinn (167-293-10) Kelly Holcomb (146-244-9) Clint Marks (197-298-7) Clint Marks (171-283-9) Phil Ironside (140-231-6) Billy Walker (152-288-15)

Most Yards - Career 1. 8007 Wes Counts (706-1079-24) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

7342 7064 4864 4799 4234 4011 3664 3533 3495

Clint Marks (668-1012-33) Kelly Holcomb (501-861-25) Jonathan Quinn (346-675-26) Teddy Morris (326-587-34) Marvin Collier (292-594-26) Joe Craddock (342-546-13) Billy Walker (286-549-32) Phil Ironside (258-447-11) Andrico Hines (295-496-10)

Most Touchdowns - Game 1. 6 Wes Counts (Idaho) 2. 3.

5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

2004 2008 1999 2001 1997 1994 2005 2006 1990 1967 1998-01 2003-2006 1991-94 1995-97 1962-65 1985-88 2004-08 1964-67 1988-90 2002-03

Billy Walker (UT-Martin) Clint Marks (Arkansas State) Josh Harris (ULL) Jonathan Quinn (Southeast Missouri) Jonathan Quinn (Eastern Illinois) Kelly Holcomb (Eastern Kentucky) Mickey Corwin (Western Kentucky) Mickey Corwin (Morehead State) Wes Counts (South Florida)

10/6/01 10/28/67 10/9/04 11/15/03 10/25/97 11/27/97 10/17/92 11/3/84 9/24/83 11/11/00

Most Touchdowns - Season 1. 21 Mickey Corwin 2. 3. 5. 8. 10.

17 16 16 15 15 15 14 14 12 12 12 12

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

41 37 36 33 30 29 28 27 22

Teddy Morris Clint Marks Kelly Holcomb Mickey Corwin Billy Walker Marvin Collier Jonathan Quinn Joe Craddock Bob Hallum

Completion Percentage - Game 1. 91.3 Kelly Holcomb (J’ville) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

88.2 83.9 82.1 81.2 81.0 80.0 79.2 79.2 78.6

Clint Marks (Arkansas St.) Wes Counts (Wofford) Wes Counts (Idaho) Jason Johnson (Illinois) Wes Counts (UConn) Wes Counts (UL-Monroe) Clint Marks (UL-Monroe) Clint Marks (ULL) Joe Craddock (ULL)

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Completion Percentage - Season 1. 72.6 Wes Counts (188-259-4) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

70.4 67.0 66.1 65.7 65.1 64.6 63.8 62.2 61.9

Clint Marks (259-368-14) Wes Counts (142-212-2) Clint Marks (197-298-7) Phil Ironside (23-35-0) Clint Marks (41-63-3) Joe Craddock (237-367-7) Wes Counts (249-390-13) Kelly Holcomb (130-209-4) Joe Craddock (96-155-5)

Completion Percentage - Career 1. 66.0 Clint Marks (668-1012-33) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

65.4 62.6 59.5 59.4 58.2 58.0 57.7 51.3 49.2

Wes Counts (706-1079-24) Joe Craddock (342-546-13) Mickey Corwin (237-398-19) Andrico Hines (295-496-10) Kelly Holcomb (501-861-25) Jason Johnson (112-193-7) Phil Ironside (258-447-11) Jonathan Quinn (346-675-26) Marvin Collier (292-594-26)

Most Interceptions - Game 1. 5 Mike Robinson UT-Chattanooga 3.

5 4 4 4

Sammy Bryant Jonathan Quinn Kelly Holcomb Mickey Corwin

Tennessee Tech Murray State Marshall Austin Peay

Most Interceptions - Season 1. 20 Dickie Thomas (123-255-20)

2001 2004 1998 2005 1988 2003 2008 1999 1991 2007 2003-2006 1998-01 2004-08 1983-84 2002-03 1991-94 2000-01 1988-90 1995-97 1985-88 10/1/77 11/21/81 9/27/97 11/26/94 10/20/84 1968

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2. 3. 5. 6. 9.

17 15 15 14 13 13 13 12 12 12

Bill Griffith (113-257-17) Billy Walker (152-288-15) Mike Robinson (76-171-15) Clint Marks (259-368-14) Wes Counts (249-390-13) Mike Robinson (75-188-13) Billy Walker (100-192-13) Teddy Morris (108-211-12) Brown Sanford (102-211-12) Mike Robinson (63-139-12)

Most Interceptions - Career 1. 46 Mike Robinson (228-537-46) 2. 3. 4. 6. 9. 10.

34 33 32 32 26 26 26 25 24

Teddy Morris (326-587-34) Clint Marks (668-1012-33) Billy Walker (286-549-32) Brown Sanford (242-534-32) Jonathan Quinn (346-675-26) Fred Rohrdanz (136-328-26) Marvin Collier (292-594-26) Kelly Holcomb (501-861-25) Wes Counts (706-1079-24)

Passing Efficiency - Season 1. 171.3 Clint Marks (41-63-3)

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

166.6 154.5 151.4 149.2 146.9 145.3 143.3 140.3

Wes Counts (188-259-4) Mickey Corwin (120-196-9) Marvin Collier (76-129-6) Joe Craddock (96-155-5) Kelly Holcomb (146-244-9) Phil Ironside (23-35-0) Wes Counts (142-212-2) Josh Harris (29-48-2)

1984 2001 1965 1997 2008 1994 1967 2004 1999 2007 1983 1963 1966

Wes Counts Teddy Morris Jonathan Quinn Joe Craddock Kelly Holcomb Billy Walker Clint Marks Wes Counts Joe Craddock Mickey Corwin Teddy Morris Billy Walker

Most Touchdowns - Career 1. 50 Wes Counts

T e n n e s s e e

1998-01 1962-65 2003-2006 1991-94 1983-84 1964-67 1985-88 1995-97 2004-08 1957-58 10/29/94 10/9/04 9/18/99 10/6/01 9/2/00 11/4/00 9/22/01 10/21/06 10/22/05 12/3/08

21-23 30-34 26-31 23-28 13-16 17-21 28-35 19-24 19-24 22-28

n Wes Counts, the 2001 SBC Player of the Year, owns nearly every passing record at Middle Tennessee.

1969 1967 1977 2004 1999 1975 1966 1965 1979 1976 1974-77 1962-65 2003-2006 1964-67 1979-81,83 1995-97 1971-74 1985-88 1991-94 1998-01 2003 2001 1984 1985 2007 1994 1988 1998 2003


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10. 138.1 Clint Marks (259-368-14)

Passing Efficiency - Career 1. 145.4 Mickey Corwin (237-398-19) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

138.6 135.9 135.7 135.1 134.0 132.5 123.3 120.5 117.8

Wes Counts (706-1079-24) Joe Craddock (342-546-13) Teddy Morris (326-587-34) Kelly Holcomb (501-861-25) Phil Ironside (258-447-11) Clint Marks (668-1012-33) Andrico Hines (295-496-10) Jason Johnson (112-193-7) Jonathan Quinn (346-675-26)

Most Yards Per Pass - Season 1. 9.6 Teddy Morris (87-1375) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10. 11.

9.4 9.1 9.0 8.9 8.8 8.4 8.4 8.2 8.12 8.10

Clint Marks (63-593) Marvin Collier (129-1171) Wes Counts (259-2327) Teddy Morris (82-726) Kelly Holcomb (244-2154) Kelly Holcomb (209-1763) Kelly Holcomb (168-1409) Mickey Corwin (202-1658) Joe Craddock (155-1259) Phil Ironside (231-1872)

Most Yards Per Pass - Career 1. 8.2 Kelly Holcomb (501-861-25) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

8.1 7.9 7.4 7.34 7.25 7.2 7.1 7.0 6.9

Mickey Corwin (237-398-19) Phil Ironside (258-447-11) Wes Counts (706-1079-24) Joe Craddock (342-546-13) Clint Marks (668-1012-33) Jonathan Quinn (346-675-26) Marvin Collier (292-594-26) Andrico Hines (295-496-10) Jason Johnson (112-193-7)

Most Yards Per Completion - Season 1. 19.4 Francis Reynolds (39-94) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

17.3 16.5 16.2 16.0 15.4 15.4 15.3 15.2 15.1

Fred Rohrdanz (28-92-5) Marvin Collier (56-140-8) Mike Robinson (63-139-7) Jonathan Quinn (108-223-7) Marvin Collier (76-129-6) Teddy Morris (47-82-6) Kelly Holcomb (92-168-6) Teddy Morris Butch Hamby (17-55-1)

Most Yards Per Completion - Career 1. 14.7 Teddy Morris (326-587-34) 2. 3. 5. 6.

14.5 14.1 14.1 13.7 13.6 13.6

Marvin Collier (292-594-26) Kelly Holcomb (501-861-25) Jonathan Quinn (346-675-26) Phil Ironside (258-447-11) Brown Sanford (242-534-32) Mickey Corwin (237-398-19)

Most Passing Yards Per Game - Season 1. 249.9 Clint Marks (11 games) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

236.6 223.1 220.9 211.5 195.8 189.4 170.2 165.8 160.3

Wes Counts (11 games) Joe Craddock (12 games) Jonathan Quinn (10 games) Wes Counts (11 games) Kelly Holcomb (11 games) Clint Marks (11 games) Phil Ironside (11 games) Mickey Corwin (10 games) Kelly Holcomb (11 games)

Most Passing Yards Per Game - Career 1. 186.2 Wes Counts (43 games) 2. 174.8 Clint Marks (42 games) 3. 164.3 Kelly Holcomb (43 games)

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Passing Records

2004 1983-84 1998-01 2004-08 1962-65 1991-94 1988-90 2003-2006 2002-03 2000-01 1995-97 1963 2003 1985 2001 1962 1994 1991 1992 1983 2007 1990 1991-94 1983-84 1988-90 1998-01 2004-08 2003-2006 1995-97 1985-88 2002-03 2000-01 1955 1974 1987 1976 1995 1985 1962 1992 1963 1982 1962-65 1985-88 1991-94 1995-97 1988-90 1979-81,83 1983-84 2004 1999 2008 1997 2001 1994 2005 1990 1983 1991

n Marvin Collier churned up yards through the air and on the ground for the Blue Raiders from 1985 to 1988.

4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

158.8 153.5 152.0 138.3 126.2 113.9 103.3

Andrico Hines (22 games) Mickey Corwin (21 games) Jonathan Quinn (32 games) Joe Craddock (29 games) Phil Ironside (28 games) Brown Sanford (29 games) Marvin Collier (41 games)

Longest Completion 1. 98 Jonathan Quinn to D. Mostiller (TTU) 11/11/95 2. 3. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8.

95 94 88 80 79 78 78 77

Francis Reynolds to T. Akin (Florence St.) 10/30/54 Joe Craddock to J. Grigsby (ULM) 11/3/07 Jonathan Quinn to D. Mostiller (SEMO) 10/26/96 Clint Marks to Kerry Wright (ASU) 10/9/04 Torin Kirtsey to Hansford Johnson (MSU) 10/10/98 Joe Craddock to D. McNair (Louisville) 9/6/07 Marvin Collier to Robert Alford (APSU) 10/26/85 Wes Counts to Sulecio Sanford (SEMO) 10/31/98

Consecutive Completions 1. 15 Wes Counts 2. 13 Kelly Holcomb

2001 1991

Most Yards By Senior

Game................................459, Wes Counts vs Idaho, 10/6/01 Season...........................................2,677, Joe Craddock, 2008

Most Yards By Junior 1998-01 2003-2006 1991-94

2002-03 1983-84 1995-97 2004-08 1988-90 1979-81,83 1985-88

Game.............................347, Andrico Hines vs ULL, 10/19/02 Season..............................................2,083, Clint Marks, 2005

Most Yards By Sophomore

Game..................447, Clint Marks vs Arkansas State, 10/9/04 Season..............................................2,749, Clint Marks, 2004

Most Yards By Freshman

Game..............................314, Wes Counts vs SEMO, 10/31/98 Season.........................................1,763, Kelly Holcomb, 1991

n career 3,000-yard passers

1. Wes Counts, 1998-01

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Clint Marks, 2003-06 Kelly Holcomb, 1991-94 Jonathan Quinn, 1995-97 Teddy Morris, 1962-65 Marvin Collier, 1985-88 Joe Craddock, 2004-08 Billy Walker, 1964-67 Phil Ironside, 1988-90 Andrico Hines, 2002-03 Brown Sanford, 1979-81, 83 Mike Robinson, 1974-77 Mickey Corwin, 1983-84

8,007 7,342 7,064 4,864 4,799 4,234 4,011 3,664 3,533 3,495 3,302 3,281 3,223

n annual PASSING leaders Year 1949 1950 1951

Player J. B. Proctor Not Available Not Available

Att Comp --- --- --- --- --- ---

Int Yds TD Pct --- 474 --- ----- --- --- ----- --- --- ---

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Passing Records 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967

Not Available --- --- --- --- Francis Reynolds 50 20 4 316 Sid Corban --- --- --- 426 Francis Reynolds 94 39 8 757 Jimmy Dunlap 52 28 5 320 Bob Hallum 66 36 5 551 Bob Hallum 53 21 5 301 Whit Watson 50 27 6 280 Terry Bailey 63 26 5 427 Terry Bailey 71 37 6 796 Teddy Morris 82 47 6 726 Teddy Morris 138 87 7 1325 Teddy Morris 156 84 9 999 Teddy Morris 211 108 12 1749 Billy Walker 192 100 13 1351 Billy Walker 288 152 15 1856

--- 2 --- 8 4 11 6 2 4 10 6 12 7 16 12 15

--.400 --.415 .538 .545 .396 .540 .413 .521 .573 .630 .538 .512 .521 .528

1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

Mickey Corwin Marvin Collier Marvin Collier Marvin Collier Marvin Collier Phil Ironside Phil Ironside Kelly Holcomb Kelly Holcomb Kelly Holcomb Kelly Holcomb Jonathan Quinn Jonathan Quinn Jonathan Quinn Wes Counts Wes Counts

196 129 149 140 176 181 231 209 168 240 244 223 159 293 212 390

T e n n e s s e e

120 9 1565 21 76 6 1171 10 81 4 1089 8 56 8 923 4 79 8 1051 7 95 5 1408 10 140 6 1872 8 130 4 1763 5 92 6 1409 9 133 6 1738 7 146 9 2154 15 108 7 1724 8 71 9 931 4 167 10 2209 16 142 2 1541 11 249 13 2603 14

.612 .589 .544 .471 .449 .519 .606 .622 .548 .554 .598 .484 .447 .570 .670 .638

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362 347 331 314 308

Wofford UL Lafayette Troy State Southeast Missouri St. Vanderbilt

9/18/99 9/25/99 10/2/99 10/31/98 8/30/01

Yards 447 359 317

CLINT MARKS (3) Opponent Arkansas State Florida Atlantic Utah State

Date 10/9/04 9/18/04 10/30/04

Yards 341 336 313

KELLY HOLCOMB (3) Opponent James Madison Eastern Kentucky Jacksonville St.

Date 9/10/94 11/13/93 10/29/94

Yards 401 352

JOE CRADDOCK (2) Opponent Louisiana-Monroe Kentucky

Date 11/3/07 9/13/08

Yards 347 306

ANDRICO HINES (2) Opponent Louisiana-Lafayette Arkansas State

Date 10/19/02 11/20/03

Yards 356 332

JONATHAN QUINN (2) Opponent Date Tennessee-Martin 11/4/95 Tennessee Tech 11/11/95

Yards 300

MICKEY CORWIN (1) Opponent Western Kentucky

Date 11/3/84

Yards 339

PHIL IRONSIDE (1) Opponent Tennessee-Chattanooga

Date 9/29/90

BILLY WALKER (1) Yards Opponent 346 UT-Martin *Division I-AA playoff game

Date 10/28/67

n 200-yard passing games

n Clint Marks had 18 200-yard passing games during his solid Blue Raider career.

1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983

Dickie Thomas 255 Bill Griffith 257 Dean Rodenbeck 69 Melvin Daniels 113 Fred Rohrdanz 142 Tommy Beaver 114 Fred Rohrdanz 92 Mike Robinson 188 Mike Robinson 139 Mike Robinson 171 Duane West 110 Brown Sanford 211 Brown Sanford 176 Brown Sanford 141 Brad Zeitner 124 Mickey Corwin 202

123 113 32 44 66 52 28 75 63 76 45 102 74 64 51 117

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20 17 2 6 8 6 11 13 12 15 7 12 11 9 7 10

1619 7 1382 6 340 1 585 3 981 5 575 2 485 5 1117 7 1021 7 911 5 549 2 1474 9 894 4 886 2 615 6 1658 12

.482 .440 .464 .389 .465 .456 .304 .399 .453 .444 .409 .483 .420 .454 .411 .579

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Wes Counts Wes Counts Andrico Hines Andrico Hines Clint Marks Clint Marks Clint Marks Joe Craddock Joe Craddock

218 259 243 253 368 298 283 155 367

127 5 1536 8 .583 188 4 2327 17 .726 142 7 1753 6 .584 153 3 1742 7 .605 259 14 2749 14 .704 197 7 2083 8 .661 171 9 1917 8 .604 96 5 1259 12 .619 237 7 2677 15 .646

n 300-yard passing games Yards 459 376

WES COUNTS (7) Opponent Idaho New Mexico State

Date 10/6/01 10/27/01

Yards 459 376 362 347 331 314 308 299 274 260 245 242 234 229 226 222 220 215

WES COUNTS (18) Opponent Idaho New Mexico State Wofford UL Lafayette Troy State Southeast Missouri St. Vanderbilt UCF Louisiana-Monroe Murray State Tennessee Tech Mississippi State East Tennessee Murray State South Florida Connecticut Troy State Louisiana Tech

Date 10/6/01 10/27/01 9/18/99 9/25/99 10/2/99 10/31/98 8/30/01 11/13/99 9/22/01 9/16/00 11/3/98 10/28/00 11/20/99 10/10/98 11/11/00 11/4/00 9/8/01 10/16/99

Yards 447 359 317 297 272 251 244 243

CLINT MARKS (18) Opponent Arkansas State Florida Atlantic Utah State Florida International Louisiana-Monroe Central Michigan Louisiana-Lafayette North Texas

Date 10/9/04 9/18/04 10/30/04 12/3/05 11/12/05 12/26/06 10/28/06 10/2/04


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242 241 234 228 228 223 218 216 208 208

Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Monroe Louisiana-Monroe N.C. State Akron Florida Louisiana-Lafayette Maryland Arkansas State New Mexico State

9/25/04 11/13/04 10/21/06 11/19/05 9/11/04 10/16/04 10/22/05 9/9/06 11/5/05 10/11/03

Yards 401 352 290 268 268 256 251 242 235 216 212 200

JOE CRADDOCK (12) Opponent Louisiana-Monroe Kentucky Louisville Arkansas State Florida Atlantic Maryland North Texas Louisiana-Lafayette Mississippi State Louisiana-Monroe Western Kentucky Troy

Date 11/3/07 9/13/08 9/6/07 9/20/08 9/30/08 9/6/08 11/22/08 12/3/08 10/25/08 11/8/08 11/15/08 8/28/08

Yards 341 336 313 291 257 255* 250 235 229* 226 217 210

KELLY HOLCOMB (12) Opponent James Madison Eastern Kentucky Jacksonville St. Eastern Kentucky Southeast Missouri St. Eastern Kentucky Austin Peay St. Murray St. Marshall Tennessee Tech Tulsa Eastern Kentucky

Date 9/10/94 11/13/93 10/29/94 10/17/92 10/22/94 12/7/91 11/5/94 9/28/91 11/26/94 11/23/91 10/30/93 9/21/91

Yards 356 332 290 275 266 256 256 252 248 240 213 207

JONATHAN QUINN (12) Opponent Tennessee-Martin Tennessee Tech Tennessee-Chattanooga Georgia Southern Tennessee Tech Tennessee St. Southeast Missouri St. Tennessee-Martin Murray St. Eastern Kentucky Jacksonville St. Jacksonville St.

Date 11/4/95 11/11/95 9/13/97 9/9/95 11/22/97 9/6/97 10/26/96 10/11/97 9/27/97 11/15/97 10/4/97 10/5/96

Yards 274 272 253 220 220 220 216 210

TEDDY MORRIS (8) Opponent NA East Tennessee Tennessee Tech Chattanooga Western Kentucky Morehead State Murray State Austin Peay

Date NA 11/13/65 11/25/65 10/16/65 10/5/63 10/26/63 11/6/65 10/30/65

Yards 347 306 252 248 239 227 202

ANDRICO HINES (7) Opponent Louisiana-Lafayette Arkansas State North Texas Missouri Louisiana-Monroe Idaho Kentucky

Date 10/19/02 11/20/03 10/25/03 9/20/03 11/14/02 10/18/03 9/21/02

Yards 346 265

BILLY WALKER (6) Opponent UT-Martin Western Kentucky

Date 10/28/67 10/1/66

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n Kelly Holcomb is one of just three Blue Raiders to throw for more than 7,000 yards and 35 touchdowns.

9/16/67 10/21/67 11/23/67 10/7/67

Yards 230 204

MARVIN COLLIER (2) Opponent Eastern Kentucky Murray St.

Date 10/12/85 8/19/85

MICKEY CORWIN (4) Opponent Western Kentucky Morehead St. Murray St. Savannah St.

Date 11/3/84 9/24/83

Yards 284

JOSH HARRIS (1) Opponent Louisiana-Lafayette

Date 11/15/03

9/3/83

BILL GRIFFITH (1) Opponent East Tennessee

Date 11/15/69

Yards 339 270 215 211

PHIL IRONSIDE (4) Opponent Tennessee-Chattanooga Austin Peay St. Western Kentucky Western Kentucky

Yards 231

Date 9/29/90 10/20/90 9/16/89 9/22/90

Yards

RONNIE GORDON (1) Opponent

Yards 291 241 211

BROWN SANFORD (3) Opponent Austin Peay St. Western Kentucky East Tennessee St.

Date 10/27/74 11/8/80 11/10/79

Yards 240 230

DWIGHT DASHER (2) Opponent Florida International Memphis

Date 9/29/07 10/13/07

Yards 226 201

JASON JOHNSON (2) Opponent Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana Tech

Date 11/18/00 10/7/00

239 222 208 207

Navy Austin Peay Tennessee Tech Eastern Kentucky

Yards 300 230 225 213

Date

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

All-Time QB Winning Percentage Bob Hallum (1958-59) .900 (18-2) Phil Ironside (1989-90) .826 (19-4) Teddy Morris (1962-65) .793 (32-8-1) Mickey Corwin (1983-84) .791 (19-5) Marvin Collier (1985-88) .700 (28-12) Kelly Holcomb (1991-94) .656 (31-16-1)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

All-Time QB Wins Teddy Morris (1962-65) Kelly Holcomb (1991-94) Marvin Collier (1985-88) Phil Ironside (1989-90) Mickey Corwin (1983-84) Wes Counts (1998-01) Bob Hallum (1958-59)

32-8-1 31-16 28-12 19-4 19-5 19-21 18-2

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n individual records 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10

Tyrone Calico vs East Tennessee Eldred King vs Mississippi State Patrick Honeycutt vs Arkansas State Cleannord Saintil vs ULL Dennis Mimms vs Eastern Kentucky Jerry Smith vs East Tennessee Kendall Newson vs Wofford Cleannord Saintil vs N.C. State Chris Henry vs Akron Kerry Wright vs North Texas David Youell vs New Mexico State Kendall Newson vs Maryland Ray Palhegyi vs Western Kentucky

Most Receptions - Season 1. 76 Kerry Wright (76-1048) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9. 10.

74 73 69 66 65 65 60 54 53

Kendall Newson (74-945) Kerry Wright (73-1280) Kendall Newson (69-918) Cleannord Saintil (66-884) Kendall Newson (65-796) Tyrone Calico (65-695) Chris Henry (60-586) Sulecio Sanford (54-674) Jerry Smith (53-809)

Most Receptions - Career 1. 238 Kendall Newson (238-3074) 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

194 167 110 110 109 106 104 100 99

Tyrone Calico (194-2636) Kerry Wright (167-2589) Demetric Mostiller (110-2205) Herbert Owenby (110-1757) Hansford Johnson (109-1145) Cleannord Saintil (106-1260) David Youell (104-1031) Chris Henry (100-1032) Matt Lowe (99-1176)

Most Yards - Game 1. 244 Demetric Mostiller (UT-Martin) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

209 187 181 180 178 170 168 167 165

Demetric Mostiller (SEMO) Kerry Wright (NMSU) Kendall Newson (New Mex. St.) Kendall Newson (Mississippi St.) Kerry Wright (Arkansas State) Kendall Newson (UL-Lafayette) Robert Alford (Tennessee St.) Kerry Wright (Utah State) Demetric Mostiller (Ga. Southern)

Most Yards - Season 1. 1,280 Kerry Wright (73-1280) 2. 1,048 3. 945 4. 934 5. 918 6. 884 7. 868 8. 809 9. 796 10. 752

Kerry Wright (76-1048) Kendall Newson (74-945) Demetric Mostiller (37-934) Kendall Newson (69-918) Cleannord Saintil (66-884) Demetric Mostiller (47-868) Jerry Smith (53-809) Kendall Newson (65-796) Tyrone Calico (47-752)

Most Yards - Career 1. 3074 Kendall Newson (238-3074)

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

2636 2589 2205 1757 1558 1367 1260 1239

Tyrone Calico (194-2636) Kerry Wright (167-2589) Demetric Mostiller (110-2205) Herbert Owenby (110-1757) Vince Parks (81-1558) George Dykes (62-1367) Cleannord Saintil (106-1260) Cory Simpson (66-1239)

T e n n e s s e e

11/29/99 10/25/08 9/20/08 10/22/05 11/13/93 11/13/65 9/18/99 11/19/05 9/11/04 10/25/03 10/27/01 9/23/00 11/3/84

2004 2000 2003 1999 2005 2001 1999 2004 1998 1965 1998-01 1999-02 2001-04 1993-96 1964-67 1998-01 2004-05 1999-02 2002-05 1995-98 11/4/95 10/26/96 10/11/03 10/27/01 10/28/00 10/9/04 9/25/99 9/5/87 10/30/04 9/9/95 2003 2004 2000 1995 1999 2005 1996 1965 2001 2000 1998-01 1999-02 2001-04 1993-96 1964-67 1988-92 1961-63 2004-05 1992-94

1984-87

Most Touchdowns - Game 1. 3 Kerry Wright (Arkansas State)

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Kerry Wright (NMSU) Tyrone Calico (Louisiana-Monroe) Tyrone Calico (Idaho) Cory Simpson (Morehead State) Demetric Mostiller (Georgia Southern) Donte Lofton (Lenoir-Rhyne) Herbert Owenby (Tennessee Tech) Vince Parks (UT-Chattanooga)

Most Touchdowns - Season 1. 11 Kerry Wright 2. 3. 5. 10.

9 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6

21 21 18 17 16 16 13 13 12 11

10/9/04 10/11/03 11/14/02 10/6/01 10/15/94 9/9/95 9/1/84 11/23/67 9/29/90 2004 2003 1994 1965 2001 1965 1998 1961 1996 2008 1967 1995 1984

Kerry Wright Cory Simpson Jerry Smith Kendall Newson Herbert Owenby Sulecio Sanford George Dykes Demetric Mostiller Malcolm Beyah Herbert Owenby Demetric Mostiller Donte Lofton

Most Touchdowns - Career 1. 22 Kerry Wright 2. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9. 10.

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10. 1202 Mike Pittman (70-1202)

Most Receptions - Game 1. 12 Kendall Newson vs New Mex. State 10/27/01 3. 9.

M i d d l e

2001-04 1998-01 1964-67 1993-96 1999-02 1961-63 1955-58 1984-87 1988-92 1992-94 1997-98

Kendall Newson Herbert Owenby Demetric Mostiller Tyrone Calico George Dykes G. E. McCormack Mike Pittman Vince Parks Cory Simpson Sulecio Sanford

42.7 Randall Miller (WKU) 40.3 Cory Simpson (Morehead St.) 39.3 Vince Hall (EKU) 37.4 Kerry Wright (NMSU) 34.8 Desmond Gee (ULM) 33.0 Demetric Mostiller (Ga. So.) 32.0 Tyrone Calico (Idaho) 31.0 Demetric Mostiller (EIU) 30.7 DeMarco McNair (Louisville)

2. 3. 4. 5.

24.88 22.34 21.26 20.11

Robert Alford (17-423) Kolas Elion (23-514) Vince Parks (31-659) Cory Simpson (35-704)

Most Yards Per Catch - Career 1. 20.67 Robert Alford (49-1013)

2. 3. 4. 5.

20.05 Demetric Mostiller (110-2205) 19.23 Vince Parks (81-1558) 18.77 Cory Simpson (66-1239) 18.00 Kolas Elion (42-756)

Most Receptions Per Game - Season 1. 6.90 Kerry Wright (11 games) 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 9.

6.73 6.27 6.08 6.00 6.00 5.91 5.91 5.40

Kendall Newson (11 games) Kendall Newson (11 games) Kerry Wright (12 games) Cleannord Saintil (11 games) Chris Henry (11 games) Kendall Newson (11 games) Tyrone Calico (11 games) Sulecio Sanford (10 games)

2. 4.81 Cleannord Saintil (22 games) 3. 4.31 Tyrone Calico (45 games) 4. 4.26 Sulecio Sanford (19 games)

1998-01 2004-05 1999-02 1997-98

Longest Reception 1. 98 Demetric Mostiller (Tennessee Tech) 11/11/95

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

95 94 88 80 79 78 77

Travis Akin (Florence St.) Jonathan Grigsby (ULM) Demetric Mostiller (SEMO) Kerry Wright (Arkansas State) Hansford Johnson (Murray State) Robert Alford (Austin Peay) Sulecio Sanford (SEMO)

Consecutive Games with a Catch 1. 43 Kendall Newson

2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

32 27 25 24 22

Demetric Mostiller David Youell Tyrone Calico Matt Lowe Cleannord Saintil

10/30/54 11/3/07 10/26/96 10/9/04 10/10/98 10/26/85 10/31/98 1998-01 1994-96 2000-02 1999-01 1996-98 2004-05

n 100-yard RECEIVING games KENDALL NEWSON (14) Opponent New Mexico State Mississippi State Louisiana-Lafayette Wofford Troy State Maryland Southeast Missouri Murray St. Louisiana Tech Connecticut Vanderbilt Louisiana-Monroe Louisiana Tech Illinois

Date 10/27/01 10/28/00 9/25/99 9/18/99 10/2/99 9/23/00 10/31/98 10/10/98 10/16/99 11/17/01 8/30/01 9/22/01 10/7/00 9/2/00

Yards 187 178 167 147 144 144 126 119 112 103

KERRY WRIGHT (10) Opponent New Mexico State Arkansas State Utah State Florida Atlantic Missouri North Texas Louisiana-Monroe Arkansas State Florida Georgia

Date 10/11/03 10/9/04 10/30/04 9/18/04 9/20/03 10/25/03 11/13/04 11/20/03 10/16/04 9/6/03

1984-87 1993-96 1988-92 1992-94 1976-80

Yards 161 160 141 131 111 106 100

TYRONE CALICO (7) Opponent Louisiana-Monroe Idaho Murray State Wofford East Tennessee Louisiana-Lafayette Maryland

Date 11/14/02 10/6/01 9/16/00 9/18/99 11/20/99 10/19/02 9/23/00

2004 2000 1999 2003 2005 2004 2001 1999 1998

Yards 244 209 165 155 140 120 118

11/4/72 3-128 10/15/94 3-121 10/9/82 3-118 10/11/03 5-187 11/3/07 4-139 9/9/95 5-165 10/6/01 5-160 11/16/96 5-155 9/6/07 3-92

Most Yards Per Catch - Season 1. 25.24 Demetric Mostiller (37-934)

Most Receptions Per Game - Career 1. 5.53 Kendall Newson (43 games)

1996 2000 1999

Yards 181 180 170 162 138 135 132 129 117 114 113 103 103 100

Most Yards Per Catch - Game 1. 46.7 Demetric Mostiller (Tenn. Tech) 11/11/95 3-140 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

10. 4.27 Demetric Mostiller (11 games) 4.27 Tyrone Calico (11 games) 4.27 Hansford Johnson (11 games)

1995 1987 1979 1991 1994

DEMETRIC MOSTILLER (7) Opponent Date Tennessee-Martin 11/4/95 Southeast Missouri St. 10/26/96 Georgia Southern 9/9/95 Eastern Illinois 11/16/96 Tennessee Tech 11/11/95 Texas A&M 11/18/95 Tennessee Tech 11/23/96

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Receiving Records Yards 136 127 126 117 Yards 162 121 117 109 Yards 141 133 129

SULECIO SANFORD (4) Opponent Date Murray St. 9/27/97 Southeast Missouri St. 10/31/98 Tennessee Tech 10/3/98 Eastern Illinois 10/24/98 CORY SIMPSON (4) Opponent James Madison Morehead St. Morehead St. Southeast Missouri

Date 9/10/94 10/15/94 10/16/93 10/22/94

ROBERT ALFORD (3) Opponent Tennessee St. Eastern Kentucky Jacksonville St.

Yards 132 116 103

MARSHAN JOLLY (3) Opponent Savannah State Tennessee-Martin Morehead State

Date 9/3/83 9/17/83 9/24/83

Yards 161 144 108

HERBERT OWENBY (3) Opponent Western Kentucky Florence State Navy

Date 10/1/66 9/18/65 9/17/66

Yards 139 109 106

DESMOND GEE (3) Opponent Louisiana-Monroe Louisiana-Monroe Kentucky

Date 11/3/07 10/21/06 9/13/08

Yards 115 111

VINCE PARKS (2) Opponent Eastern Kentucky Nebraska

Date 10/17/92 9/12/92

Yards 104 103

DAVID STEWART (2) Opponent Murray State Florence State

Date 10/18/69 9/9/72

Yards 117 106

TOBY WALKER (2) Opponent Tennessee Tech Eastern Kentucky

Yards 117

MALCOLM BEYAH (1) Opponent Kentucky

Yards 164

ELDRED KING (1) Opponent Mississippi State

Yards 103 Yards 109 Yards 100

Date 9/5/87 10/12/85 9/21/85 n Demetric Mostiller owns the single-game receiving yards record.

Date 11/11/95 10/14/95 Date 9/13/08 Date 10/25/08

PATRICK HONEYCUTT (1) Opponent Date Florida Atlantic 9/30/08 TARON HENRY (1) Opponent North Texas

Date 10/27/07

JONATHAN GRIGSBY (1) Opponent Date Louisiana-Monroe 11/3/07 CHRIS HENRY (1) Opponent Arkansas State

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JERRY SMITH (1) Opponent East Tennessee

Date 11/13/65

Yards 104

DAVID YOUELL (1) Opponent New Mexico State

Date 10/27/01

Yards 106

CURT WATKINS (1) Opponent Eastern Kentucky

Date 11/13/93

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CLEANNORD SAINTIL (3) Opponent Date Louisiana-Lafayette 10/22/05 Florida International 12/3/05 N.C. State 11/19/05

Yards 168 106 104

Yards 113

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Yards 124

HANSFORD JOHNSON (1) Opponent Date Troy State 10/2/99

Yards 136

DON CALLOWAY (1) Opponent Louisiana-Lafayette

Date 11/18/01

Yards 120

STEVE COLQUITT (1) Opponent Eastern Kentucky

Date 10/7/67

Yards 110

STEVE DARK (1) Opponent Eastern Kentucky

Date 12/7/91

Yards 107

GARY DAVIS (1) Opponent Tennessee-Martin

Date 10/11/97

Yards 100

KENNY DONALDSON (1) Opponent Date Western Kentucky 9/16/89

Yards 121

KOLAS ELION (1) Opponent Chattanooga

Date 10/20/79

Yards 112

JAMIE JAMISON (1) Opponent Austin Peay

Date 10/31/67

Yards 114

DAVID LITTLE (1) Opponent Eastern Kentucky

Date 10/10/81

Yards 148

MATT LOWE (1) Opponent Tennessee-Chattanooga

Date 9/13/97

Yards 100

GARY MCCROSKEY (1) Opponent Morehead State

Date 9/22/79

Yards 120

RAY PALHEGYI (1) Opponent Western Kentucky

Date 11/3/84

Yards 113

MICHAEL PITTMAN (1) Opponent Western Kentucky

Date 11/3/84

Year 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Player Caught Garnett Rather 9 Not Available --- Travis Akin 17 Jerry Hurst 8 Jerry Hurst 12 Bucky Pitts 13 Bucky Pitts 20 Nicky Lynch 7 George Dykes 24 George Dykes 17 George Dykes 21 Jimbo Pearson 38 Jerry Smith 53 Bob Hlodan 36 Herbert Owenby 32 Jamie Jamison 32 Tim Kalthoff 27 David Stewart 25 Mike Finney 13 David Stewart 20 David Stewart 35 Mike Finney 41 Ed Skinner 12 Dwaine Copeland 12 Anthony Williams 32 Jeff Shockley 28 Jeff Shockley 25 Gary McCroskey 19 Bruce Bryant 34 Sammy Bryant 28 Marshan Jolly 19 David Little 15 Marshan Jolly 15 Marshan Jolly 39 Ray Palhegyi 27 Robert Alford 20 Tony Burse 27 Mike Pittman 18 Gerald Anderson 18 Mike Gordon 20 Kenny Donaldson 26 Steve Dark 30 Steve Dark 36 Vince Parks 25 Dennis Mimms 44 Cory Simpson 35 Dee Mostiller 37 Dee Mostiller 47 Matt Lowe 39 Sulecio Sanford 54 Kendall Newson 69 Kendall Newson 74 Kendall Newson 65 Tyrone Calico 45 Kerry Wright 73 Kerry Wright 76 Cleannord Saintil 66 Bobby Williams 36 Taron Henry 31 Eldred King 51 Patrick Honeycutt 51

Yds 154 --- 454 117 168 152 202 108 647 297 423 394 809 462 404 382 343 390 219 254 464 497 161 81 434 433 371 195 412 244 246 239 209 613 305 396 266 316 96 333 490 293 388 497 555 704 934 868 534 674 918 945 796 606 1280 1048 884 378 427 598 513

TD 1 --5 0 2 3 0 1 7 4 5 1 8 4 6 3 2 2 2 0 1 2 1 0 3 5 1 1 3 1 0 2 2 4 1 4 0 2 1 2 3 0 0 3 1 8 6 7 2 7 5 5 7 4 9 11 3 1 5 4 3


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n TEAM RECORDS Most Plays - Game 1. 95 Mississippi Valley 2. 4. 5.

88 88 86 85 85

10/10/87 9/20/03 8/30/01 9/16/00 9/22/01 9/10/94

Missouri Vanderbilt Mississippi State Louisiana-Monroe James Madison

Most Plays - Season 1. 860 2003

2. 3. 4. 5.

826 794 788 787

2008 1972 1976 2006

Most Yards - Game 1. 685 Idaho

2. 3. 4. 5.

660 641 608 602

10/6/01 10/14/90 9/8/01 8/30/01 9/18/99

UT-Martin Troy State Vanderbilt Wofford

Most Yards - Season 1. 5295 (781-2614)

2. 3. 4. 5.

Most Yards Per Play - Game 1. 10.2 Idaho 2. 3. 4.

2001 1990 2000 1991 2003

5155 (774-3188) 4769 (770-2138) 4523 (706-2647) 4455 (860-1735)

10.1 8.3 8.1 8.1

Louisville Connecticut La. Tech Morehead St.

10/6/01 (67-685) 9/6/07 (55-555) 11/4/00 (69-570) 10/7/00 (66-536) 9/24/83 (70-565)

Most Yards Per Play - Season 1. 6.77 (781-2614) 2. 6.66 (774-3188) 3. 6.41 (706-2647) 4. 6.19 (770-2138)

Most Yards Per Game - Season 1. 481.4 (11 games) 2. 468.6 (11 games) 3. 433.5 (11 games) 4. 411.2 (11 games)

Most First Downs - Game 1. 37 Vanderbilt 2. 34 Morehead State

n Clint Marks set a single-season record with 2,862 yards of total offense in 2004.

2001 1990 1991 2000 2001 1990 2000 1991 8/30/01 9/22/84

Most First Downs - Season 1. 281 2001

2. 3. 4. 5.

242 240 231 227

2000 1990 2003 1994

2. 3. 5. 7.

54 53 53 52 52 51

Wes Counts (Troy St.) Wes Counts (NMSU) Kelly Holcomb (JMU) Billy Walker (UT-Martin) Phil Ironside (UT-Chattanooga) Andrico Hines (North Texas)

51 51 50 50

Jonathan Quinn (UT-Chattanooga) Jonathan Quinn (Tennessee State) Dwight Dasher (Virginia) Wes Counts (Louisiana Tech)

Most Plays - Season 1. 481 Wes Counts 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

450 441 393 389 367 365 360 359 335

11/13/99 10/2/99 10/27/01 9/10/94 10/28/67 9/29/90 10/25/03

2. 1229 3. 1085 4. 918 5. 888 6. 809 7. 753 8. 714

Clint Marks (1229-(-)107) Marvin Collier Teddy Morris Mike Robinson Mike Moore Andrico Hines Kelly Holcomb

Most Yards - Game 1. 471 Joe Craddock (ULM) 2. 461 Clint Marks (ASU) 3. 451 Wes Counts (Idaho) 4. 422 Andrico Hines (ULL)

9/13/97 9/6/97 10/6/07 10/16/99 1999 2008 2004 2002 1967 2005 1968 2003 1997 2006

Joe Craddock Clint Marks Andrico Hines Billy Walker Clint Marks Dickie Thomas Andrico Hines Jonathan Quinn Clint Marks

Most Plays - Career 1. 1352 Wes Counts

n individual records Most Plays - Game 1. 60 Wes Counts (UCF)

10.

1998-01 2003-2006 1985-88 1962-65 1974-77 1974-77 2002-03 1991-94

11/3/07 70 r, 401 p 10/9/04 14 r, 447 p 10/6/01 -8 r, 459 p 10/19/02 75 r, 347 p

5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

410 405 382 377 369 361

Dwight Dasher (Memphis) 10/13/07 Wes Counts (NMSU) 10/27/01 Wes Counts (Wofford) 9/18/99 Clint Marks (FAU) 9/18/04 Kelly Holcomb (JMU) 9/10/94 Joe Craddock (UK) 9/13/08

180 r, 230 p 29 r, 376 p 20 r, 362 p 18 r, 359 p 341 p, 28 r 352 p, 9 r

Most Yards - Season 1. 2862 Clint Marks (441 plays - 113 rushing) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2795 2684 2471 2379 2251 2239 2057 1960 1953

Joe Craddock (450-118) Wes Counts (481-81) Wes Counts (326-67) Jonathan Quinn (359-170) Kelly Holcomb (312-97) Andrico Hines (393-150) Andrico Hines (360-315) Billy Walker (389-104) Clint Marks (367-(-) 130)

Most Yards - Career 1. 8181 Wes Counts (1352-165) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

7235 6998 5886 5566 5026 4296 4284 3915 3854

Clint Marks (1229-(-)107) Kelly Holcomb (1074-66) Marvin Collier (1085-1652) Teddy Morris (918-767) Jonathan Quinn (826-162) Andrico Hines (753-801) Joe Craddock (697-273) Joe Campbell (642-3823) Billy Walker (818-190)

2004 2008 1999 2001 1997 1994 2002 2003 1967 2005

1998-01 2003-2006 1991-94 1985-88 1962-65 1995-97 2002-03 2006-08 1988-91 1964-67

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n annual leaders

n Jonathan Quinn led the Blue Raiders in total offense for three straight seasons (1995, 1996, 1997).

Most Yards Per Play - Game 1. 13.3 Wes Counts (Idaho) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10.

11.8 11.7 11.5 10.9 10.8 10.7 10.7 10.4 10.1

Joe Craddock (ULM) Jonathan Quinn (UT-M) Dwight Dasher (FIU) Kelly Holcomb (EKU) Kelly Holcomb (J’ville St.) Clint Marks (ASU) Kelly Holcomb (MSU) Jonathan Quinn (TTU) Wes Counts (Wofford)

Most Yards Per Play - Season 1. 8.55 Brigham Lyons (75-641)

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

8.36 7.86 7.58 7.52 7.31 7.21

Ricky Martin (95-794) Walter Dunson (79-621) Wes Counts (326-2471) Joe Campbell (151-1136) ReShard Lee (108-790) Kelly Holcomb (312-2250)

Most Yards Per Play - Career 1. 6.96 Walter Dunson (248-1706)

2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

6.52 6.49 6.15 6.10 6.05

Kelly Holcomb (1074--66) Walt Crowder (97-630) Joe Craddock (697-4284) Joe Campbell (642-3823) Wes Counts (1352-8181)

Most Yards Per Game - Season 1. 260.2 Clint Marks (11 games)

2. 244.0 Wes Counts (11 games)

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451 471 352 298 295 336 447 246 333 382 1992 1990 1991 2001 1990 2001 1994

1990-92 1991-94 1990-92 2006-08 1988-91 1998-01 2004 1999

3. 237.9 4. 232.9 5. 224.6 6. 204.6 7. 203.5 8. 187.0 9. 177.5 10. 175.6

Jonathan Quinn (10 games) Joe Craddock (12 games) Wes Counts (11 games) Kelly Holcomb (11 games) Andrico Hines (11 games) Andrico Hines (11 games) Clint Marks (11 games) Phil Ironside (11 games)

Most Yards Per Game - Career 1. 195.3 2. 190.3 3. 172.3 4. 162.7 5. 157.1 6. 153.1 7. 147.7 8. 143.6

Andrico Hines (22 games) Wes Counts (43 games) Clint Marks (42 games) Kelly Holcomb (43 games) Jonathan Quinn (32 games) Mickey Corwin (21 games) Joe Craddock (29 games) Marvin Collier (41 games)

Touchdowns Responsible For - Season 1. 24 Dwone Hicks 2. 5.

21 21 21 17

Wes Counts Dwone Hicks Mickey Corwin Wes Counts

Touchdowns Responsible For - Career 1. 61 Wes Counts

2. 3. 4. 5.

59 56 47 46

Dwone Hicks Teddy Morris Joe Campbell Marvin Collier

1997 2008 2001 1994 2002 2003 2005 1990 2002-03 1998-01 2003-2006 1991-94 1995-97 1983-84 2006-08 1985-88 2001 2001 2000 1984 1999 1998-01 1999-02 1962-65 1988-91 1985-88

Year 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Player Plays Rush Pass Total Maxie Runion --- 710 180 890 Not Available --- --- --- --Bobby Young --- 921 --- 921 John Raymond Smith --- --- --- 909 Bobby Young 201 1082 83 1165 Not Available --- --- --- --- Francis Reynolds 129 11 757 768 Tillman Harris 83 571 --- 571 Bob Hallum 184 460 551 1011 Bob Hallum 170 373 301 674 Ray Purvis 68 583 7 590 Terry Bailey 97 87 427 514 Terry Bailey 108 115 796 911 Teddy Morris 127 61 726 787 Teddy Morris 210 64 1325 1389 Teddy Morris 281 458 999 1457 Teddy Morris 300 184 1749 1933 Billy Walker 310 -8 1351 1343 Billy Walker 389 104 1856 1960 Dickie Thomas 365 162 1619 1781 Bill Griffith 314 -43 1382 1339 Reuben Justice 232 878 42 920 Melvin Daniels 228 402 585 987 Fred Rohrdanz 181 -18 981 963 Tommy Beaver 193 39 575 614 Fred Rohrdanz 169 131 485 616 M. A. Robinson 311 -18 1117 1099 Mike Moore 251 1188 62 1250 Mike Robinson 265 86 911 997 Duane West 221 -23 549 526 Brown Sanford 308 -88 1474 1386 Brown Sanford 272 67 894 961 Brown Sanford 254 -68 886 818 Brad Zeitner 162 -30 615 585 Mickey Corwin 262 63 1658 1721 Mickey Corwin 283 -70 1565 1495 Marvin Collier 262 594 1171 1765 Marvin Collier 255 308 1089 1397 Marvin Collier 276 470 923 1393 Marvin Collier 292 280 1051 1331 Phil Ironside 243 -65 1408 1343 Phil Ironside 312 60 1872 1932 Kelly Holcomb 258 10 1763 1773 Kelly Holcomb 204 -192 1409 1217 Kelly Holcomb 300 19 1738 1757 Kelly Holcomb 312 97 2154 2251 Jonathan Quinn 269 -16 1724 1708 Jonathan Quinn 198 8 931 939 Jonathan Quinn 359 170 2209 2379 Wes Counts 288 -84 1541 1457 Wes Counts 431 81 2603 2684 Wes Counts 256 33 1536 1569 Wes Counts 326 144 2327 2471 Andrico Hines 393 486 1753 2239 Andrico Hines 360 315 1742 2057 Clint Marks 441 113 2749 2862 Clint Marks 367 -130 2083 1953 Clint Marks 335 -46 1917 1871 Dwight Dasher 280 530 1148 1678 Joe Craddock 450 118 2677 2795


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10/10/87 8/30/01 10/4/03 9/22/01 9/8/01 9/16/00 9/18/99

Vanderbilt Temple Louisiana-Monroe Troy MSU Wofford

Most Yards - Game 1. 840 Troy

2. 3. 4. 5.

827 784 742 739

9/8/01 10/6/01 11/4/00 9/18/99 10/28/00

Idaho Connecticut Wofford Mississippi State

Most Yards - Season 1. 6960 1994 2. 3. 4.

6318 6185 6174

2001 1990 2000

Most Yards Per Game - Season 1. 632.7 (11 games) 2. 599.2 3. 574.4 4. 562.3

1994 1970 2001 1990

(10 games) (11 games) (11 games)

n individual RECORDS Most Attempts - Game 1. 44 Torin Kirtsey vs Tennessee State 2. 3. 4. 6. 9.

43 41 40 40 37 37 37 36 36

Joe Campbell vs Sam Houston St. Brigham Lyons vs Tennessee St. Kippy Bayless vs Tennessee Tech Mike Moore vs Austin Peay Dwone Hicks vs Vanderbilt Kippy Bayless vs Southeast Missouri Lebrian McGill vs Jacksonville St. Joe Campbell vs Western Kentucky Kelverrick Green vs Tennessee Tech

Most Yards - Game 1. 333 Torin Kirtsey vs Tennessee State 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

311 301 300 291 272 259 251 250 245

Dwone Hicks vs Louisiana Tech Phillip Tanner vs North Texas Walter Dunson vs Tennessee State Demetric Mostiller vs UT-Martin Kelverrick Green vs UT-Martin Demetric Mostiller vs Austin Peay Robert Alford vs Tennessee State Vince Hall vs Morehead St. Ricky Martin vs Murray State

Most Yards - Season 1. 1814 Demetric Mostiller 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1681 1645 1534 1501 1472 1458 1391 1373 1365

Brigham Lyons Kippy Bayless Vince Hall Kerry Wright Kippy Bayless Dwone Hicks Joe Campbell Dwone Hicks Joe Campbell

Most Yards - Career 1. 4551 Joe Campbell

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

4307 4029 4028 3916 3831 3796

Dwone Hicks Eugene Gross Kippy Bayless Mike Moore Brigham Lyons Vince Hall

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9/5/98 11/30/91 9/2/95 11/19/94 10/29/77 8/30/01 10/22/94 10/5/96 9/22/90 11/23/96 9/5/98 10/7/00 11/22/08 9/5/92 11/4/95 11/7/98 10/12/96 9/5/97 9/22/84 11/10/90 1996 1995 1994 1984 2003 1993 2000 1991 2001 1990

1988-91 1999-2002 2003-2006 1991-94 1974-77 1992-95 1981-84

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8. 3621 Kerry Wright 9. 3599 Gerald Anderson 10. 3380 Demetric Mostiller

Most Attempts - Game 1. 92 Mississippi Valley 2. 3. 4.

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Most Yards Per Game - Season 1. 164.9 Demetric Mostiller (11 games) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

152.8 151.2 149.5 143.4 142.1 139.5 136.5 133.8 132.5

Most Yards Per Game - Career 1. 142.1 Torin Kirtsey (8 games) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

116.2 108.5 105.8 105.0 100.0 96.6 93.4 92.4 91.5

1996 1995 1983 1994 1992 1998 1984 1990 1993 2000

Brigham Lyons (11 games) Vince Hall (9 games) Kippy Bayless (11 games) Walter Dunson (8 games) Torin Kirtsey (8 games) Vince Hall (11 games) Joe Campbell (10 games) Kippy Bayless (11 games) Dwone Hicks (11 games)

Jamison Palmer (12 games) Vince Hall (35 games) Joe Campbell (43 games) Dwone Hicks (41 games) Walter Dunson (29 games) Sulecio Sanford (19 games) Brigham Lyons (41 games) ReShard Lee (22 games) Kippy Bayless (44 games)

1998 1999-00 1981-84 1988-91 1999-2002 1990-92 1997-98 1992-95 2001-02 1991-94

n annual leaders Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

Player Rush Phillip Tanner 714 Desmond Gee 162 Eugene Gross 882 Cleannord Saintil 0 Kerry Wright 13 Kerry Wright 0 Dwone Hicks 1011 Dwone Hicks 1143 Dwone Hicks 1277 Jamison Palmer 548 Sulecio Sanford 51 Lebrian McGill 653 Demetric Mostiller 6 Brigham Lyons 876 Kippy Bayless 1346 Kippy Bayless 1214 Walter Dunson 964 Joe Campbell 1121 Joe Campbell 1136 Joe Campbell 940 Joe Campbell 626 Gerald Anderson 980 Robert Alford 78 Gerald Anderson 1062 Vince Hall 1439 Vince Hall 949

Player Joe Campbell Dwone Hicks Eugene Gross Kippy Bayless Mike Moore Brigham Lyons Vince Hall Kerry Wright Gerald Anderson Demetric Mostiller Desmond Gee Bob Hlodan Lebrian McGill Walter Dunson Robert Alford Kelverrick Green Reuben Justice

Rec 135 382 127 884 1048 1280 250 230 181 231 674 125 868 207 299 228 83 270 229 81 113 96 194 13 103 173

KR 282 722 0 379 0 130 0 0 0 572 385 322 744 541 0 30 100 0 0 0 35 241 458 24 -8 239

PR 0 57 0 3 183 91 0 0 0 0 139 0 196 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 390 0 0 0

Tot. 1131 1323 1009 1266 1244 1501 1261 1373 1458 1351 1249 1100 1814 1681 1645 1472 1147 1391 1365 1021 774 1317 1120 1099 1534 1361

n Desmond Gee is approaching the top 10 in all-purpose yards.

1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960

Vince Hall 614 Sammy Bryant 523 Sammy Bryant 635 Kolas Elion 18 Robbie Rogers 393 Mike Moore 1015 Mike Moore 1188 Mike Moore 1247 Dwaine Copeland 858 Dwaine Copeland 374 Joe Pelt 513 Reuben Justice 435 Reuben Justice 878 Reuben Justice 375 Taylor Edwards 377 Jamie Jamison 0 Bob Hlodan 364 Bob Hlodan 422 Bob Hlodan 557 Jimbo Pearson 136 Jackie Pope 219 George Dykes 0 Larry Puryear 500

Career Leader Breakdown Rush 3,823 3,613 2,753 3,286 3,678 2,250 3,075 160 2,862 6 644 1,343 2,122 1,706 108 2,150 1,688

Rec. 693 679 809 708 178 340 482 2589 200 2,205 981 931 311 127 1,013 218 238

KR 35 15 467 34 60 1,178 238 544 537 814 1331 537 471 1,068 1,170 389 715

PR 0 0 0 0 0 63 1 328 0 355 176 116 0 0 495 0 0

188 162 244 514 159 111 26 29 81 0 122 143 17 78 273 382 462 308 161 219 281 647 0

0 0 268 102 107 0 0 13 398 220 147 190 0 525 384 184 124 209 204 112 139 0 0

0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 63 135 0 97 19 31 109 0 0

821 685 1151 636 659 1126 1214 1289 1337 594 782 768 895 978 1097 701 950 1036 941 498 748 647 500

Tot. Yds Years 4,551 1988-91 4,307 1999-02 4,029 2003-2006 4,028 1991-94 3,916 1974-77 3,831 1992-95 3,796 1981-84 3,621 2001-04 3,599 1984-87 3,380 1993-96 3,132 2006-Present 2,927 1964-66 2,904 1994-97 2,901 1990-92 2,786 1984-87 2,757 1996-99 2,641 1969-72

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Scoring/Kicking Records n TEAM RECORDS Most Points - Game 1. 76 North Alabama 2. 6. 8.

70 70 70 70 66 66 63

Idaho Morehead St. UT-Martin Campbellsville Connecticut Murray State Morehead St.

1927 10/6/01 11/14/92 11/6/99 9/18/93 11/4/00 9/26/92 10/15/94

Most Points - Season 1. 408 (32 r, 21 p, 3 ret)

2. 3. 4. 5.

387 384 367 361

2001 1994 1990 1985 1992

(29 r, 17 p, 4 ret) (36 r, 9 p, 2 ret) (36 r, 11 p, 4 ret) (33 r, 10 p, 4 ret)

Most Points

Quarter................................ 35 vs Morehead State, 11/14/92 Half................................. 47 vs Florida International, 9/29/07

Fewest Points

Game............................................................... 0, many times Season......................................................................14, 1924

Most Touchdowns - Game 1. 11 North Alabama 2.

10 10 10 10

Idaho Morehead St. UT-Martin Campbellsville

1927 10/6/01 11/14/92 11/6/99 9/18/93

Most Touchdowns - Season 1. 53 (32 r, 21 p, 3 ret) 2. 3. 4.

51 50 47 47

(36 r, 11 p, 4 ret) (29 r, 17 p, 4 ret) (36 r, 9 p, 2 ret) (33 r, 10 p, 4 ret)

Most Extra Point Kicks Made - Game 1. 10 Idaho 10 10 10

Morehead State Murray State Tennessee-Martin

Most Extra Point Kicks Made - Season 1. 50 (50-50) 2. 45 3. 44 4. 44

(45-49) (44-46) (44-46)

Most Extra Point Kicks Attempted - Game 1. 10 Idaho

10 10 10 10

Morehead State Murray State Tennessee-Martin Campbellsville

2001 1985 1994 1990 1992 2001 1992 1992 1999 1992 1985 2001 1994 2001 1992 1992 1999 1993

Most Extra Point Kicks Attempted - Season 1. 50 (50-50) 1992 2. 49 3. 46 46

(45-49) (44-46) (44-46)

Most Field Goals Attempted - Game 1. 6 Tennessee Tech 2.

5 5 5

Tennessee State Eastern Illinois Murray State

Most Field Goals Made - Game 1. 5 Tennessee Tech (5-6) 2.

4

Tennessee State (4-5)

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Georgia Southern (4-4)

Most Field Goals Made - Season 1. 17 (17-24) 2. 3. 4.

16 15 14 14

(16-23) (15-17) (14-17) (14-20)

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n individual RECORDS

n Dwone Hicks

Most Points - Game 1. 36 Phillip Tanner vs North Texas

11/22/08 36 Dwone Hicks vs Louisiana Tech 10/7/00 3. 24 Eugene Gross vs Louisiana-Monroe 11/12/05 24 Eugene Gross vs Florida Atlantic 10/15/05 24 Dwone Hicks vs UConn 11/17/01 24 Dwone Hicks vs UL-Monroe 9/22/01 24 Dwone Hicks vs Vanderbilt 8/30/01 24 Don Calloway vs Louisiana-Lafayette 11/15/00 24 Dwone Hicks vs South Florida 11/11/00 24 Dwone Hicks vs Connecticut 11/4/00 24 Joe Campbell vs Austin Peay 10/20/90 24 Kelverrick Green vs UT-Martin 11/9/96 24 Kippy Bayless vs Austin Peay 11/6/93 24 Marvin Collier vs Miss. Valley State 10/10/87 24 Walter Dunson vs Murray State 9/26/92 24 Walter Dunson vs Murray State 9/28/91

Most Points - Season 1. 148 Dwone Hicks 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

126 104 102 90 89 86 84 84 84

Dwone Hicks Kippy Bayless Phillip Tanner Kippy Bayless Matt Crews Joe Campbell Eugene Gross Joe Campbell Walter Dunson

Most Points - Career 1. 358 Dwone Hicks (59 TD, 2 PAT) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

280 273 272 261 260 252 214 191 186

Garth Petrilli (166 PAT) Brian Kelly (40 FG, 2PT PAT) Joe Campbell (45 TD) Kelly Potter (52 FG) Kippy Bayless (43 TD) Eugene Gross (42 TD) Keegan Ray (109 PAT, 14 FG) Bobby Young Colby Smith (96 PAT, 30 FG)

Most Touchdowns Scored - Game 1. 6 Phillip Tanner vs North Texas 3.

6 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Dwone Hicks vs Louisiana Tech Eugene Gross vs Louisiana-Monroe Eugene Gross vs Florida Atlantic Dwone Hicks vs UConn Dwone Hicks vs UL-Monroe Dwone Hicks vs Vanderbilt Don Calloway vs Louisiana-Lafayette Dwone Hicks vs South Florida Dwone Hicks vs Connecticut Joe Campbell vs Austin Peay Kelverrick Green vs UT-Martin Kippy Bayless vs Austin Peay Marvin Collier vs Miss. Valley State Walter Dunson vs Murray State Walter Dunson vs Murray State

Most Touchdowns Scored - Season 1. 24 Dwone Hicks

2001 2000 1993 2008 1994 1990 1990 2005 1991 1991 1999-02 1991-94 2000-03 1988-91 1981-84 1991-94 2003-2006 1996-99 1951-53 2003-2006 11/22/08 10/7/00 11/12/05 10/15/05 11/17/01 9/22/01 8/30/01 11/15/00 11/11/00 11/4/00 10/20/90 11/9/96 11/6/93 10/10/87 9/26/92 9/28/91 2001

2. 3. 5. 6. 9.

21 17 17 15 14 14 14 13 13 13 13

n Eugene Gross

Dwone Hicks Phillip Tanner Kippy Bayless Kippy Bayless Eugene Gross Joe Campbell Joe Campbell DeMarco McNair Walter Dunson Walter Dunson Dwight Stone

Most Touchdowns Scored - Career 1. 59 Dwone Hicks 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

45 43 42 30 29 27 26 25 24 24

Joe Campbell Kippy Bayless Eugene Gross Gerald Anderson Walter Dunson Brigham Lyons Dwight Stone Mike Moore Kerry Wright Ricky Martin

2000 2008 1993 1994 2005 1991 1990 2007 1992 1991 1986 1999-02 1988-91 1991-94 2003-2006 1984-87 1990-92 1992-95 1985-86 1974-77 2001-04 1987-90

n annual scoring leaders Year 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

Player TD K R P Bill Nesbitt - - - - Not Available - - - - Not Available - - - - Not Available - - - - Bobby Young - - - - Not Available - - - - Bobby Young 9 17-_ - - Not Available - - - - Travis Akin 7 - - - Buck Rolman 7 - - - Bob Hallum 8 5-12 - - Bob Hallum 7 2-4 - - Ray Purvis 9 - 1-1 1-1 Jerry Pearson 3 - - - Larry Puryear 3 - - - George Dykes 7 - - 1-1 George Dykes 4 - - 1-1 Jim Harvey 4 - 1-1 - David Petty 6 - - - Herbert Owenby 4 - - - David Petty 4 - - - Jerry Smith 8 - - 1-1 Larry Mathews 5 - - - Larry Mathews 9 - - - Taylor Edwards 8 - - - Reuben Justice 5 - - - Archie Arrington - 18-19 - - Kenny Nolan - 18-18 - - Melvin Daniels 8 - - - Dwaine Copeland 8 - 1-1 - Archie Arrington - 17-18 - - Mike Moore 7 - 1-1 - Mike Moore 9 - - - Mike Moore 9 - - - Robbie Rogers 5 - - 1-1 Kolas Elion 5 - - 1-1

FG - - - - - - - - - - 1-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5-14 11-17 - - 8-10 - - - - -

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Scoring/Kicking Records Consecutive Extra Point Kicks Made 1. 100 Garth Petrilli 1992-93 Most Extra Point Kicks Attempted - Game 1. 10 Brian Kelly vs Idaho 10/6/01 10 Garth Petrilli vs Morehead State 10 Garth Petrilli vs Murray State 10 Keegan Ray vs UT-Martin

11/14/92 9/26/92 11/6/99

Most Extra Point Kicks Attempted - Season 1. 50 Garth Petrilli (50-50) 1992 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 9. 10.

49 46 44 42 40 40 40 39 38

Dick Martin (45-49) Brian Kelly (44-46) Brian Kelly (39-44) Garth Petrilli (40-42) Brian Kelly (37-40) Matt Crews (38-40) Garth Petrilli (39-40) Colby Smith (38-39) Garth Petrilli (37-38)

1985 2001 2000 1994 2003 1990 1991 2006 1993

Most Extra Point Kicks Attempted - Career 1. 170 Garth Petrilli (166-170) 1991-94 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

162 119 109 97 80 74 72 58 58

Brian Kelly (151-162) Keegan Ray (109-119) Kelly Potter (105-109) Colby Smith (96-97) Dick Martin (75-80) Joe Lisle (71-74) Paul Barnett (64-72) Matt Crews (53-58) Archie Arrington (55-58)

2000-03 1996-99 1981-84 2003-2006 1985-86 1987-89 1965-67 1988-90 1970, 72-74

Best Extra Point Kick Percentage - Season 1. 100.0 Garth Petrilli (50-50)

n Kelly Potter nailed a school-record 57-yard field goal against Tennessee Tech in 1982.

1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Gerald Robinson Kelly Potter Kelly Potter Kelly Potter Kelly Potter Dwight Stone Dwight Stone Gerald Anderson Joe Campbell Joe Lisle Matt Crews Joe Campbell Walter Dunson Walter Dunson Kippy Bayless Kippy Bayless Brigham Lyons Keegan Ray Lebrian McGill Keegan Ray Jamison Palmer Dwone Hicks Dwone Hicks Dwone Hicks Brian Kelly Colby Smith Eugene Gross Eugene Gross DeMarco McNair Phillip Tanner

- - - - - 13 13 12 9 - - 14 14 13 17 15 11 - 10 - 9 21 24 11 - - 14 11 13 17

8-9 - - 5-11 23 15-15 - - 13-15 54 26-26 - - 13-27 65 32-34 - - 12-16 68 32-34 - - 14-20 74 - - - - 78 - - - - 78 - - - - 72 - - - - 54 29-30 - - 14-17 71 38-40 - - 17-24 89 - - - - 84 - - - - 84 - - - - 78 - 1-0 - - 104 - - - - 90 - - - - 66 18-19 - - 13-19 57 - - - - 60 26-28 - - 10-14 56 - - - - 54 - - - - 126 - 2-2 - - 148 - - - - 66 37-40 - - 13-16 76 32-32 - - 15-17 77 - - - - 84 - - - - 66 - - - - 78 - - - - 102

n individual RECORDS Most Extra Point Kicks Made - Game 1. 10 Brian Kelly vs Idaho

10/6/01

10 Garth Petrilli vs Morehead State 10 Garth Petrilli vs Murray State 10 Keegan Ray vs UT-Martin 5. 8 Kelly Potter vs Morehead State 8 Matt Crews vs UT-Martin 8 Matt Crews vs Austin Peay

Most Extra Point Kicks Made - Season 1. 50 Garth Petrilli (50-50) 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 9.

45 44 40 39 39 38 38 37 37

Dick Martin (45-49) Brian Kelly (44-46) Garth Petrilli (40-42) Brian Kelly (39-44) Garth Petrilli (39-40) Colby Smith (38-39) Matt Crews (38-40) Brian Kelly (37-40) Garth Petrilli (37-38)

Most Extra Point Kicks Made - Career 1. 166 Garth Petrilli (166-170) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

151 109 105 96 75 71 64 55 53 53

Brian Kelly (151-162) Keegan Ray (109-119) Kelly Potter (105-109) Colby Smith (96-97) Dick Martin (75-80) Joe Lisle (71-74) Paul Barnett (64-72) Archie Arrington (55-58) Matt Crews (53-58) Michael Robinson (53-55)

11/14/92 9/26/92 11/6/99 9/24/83 10/13/90 10/20/90 1992 1985 2001 1994 2000 1991 2006 1990 2003 1993 1991-94 2000-03 1996-99 1981-84 2003-2006 1985-86 1987-89 1965-67 1970, 72-74 1988-90 1974-77

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 8. 97.5 9. 97.4 97.4

Alan Gendreau (32-32) Colby Smith (32-32) Colby Smith (26-26) Kelly Potter (26-26) Michael Robinson (22-22) Mike Robinson (19-19) Garth Petrilli (39-40) Colby Smith (38-39) Garth Petrilli (37-38)

1992 2008 2004 2005 1982 1976 1975 1991 2006 1993

Best Extra Point Kick Percentage - Career 1. 98.9 Colby Smith (96-97) 2003-2006 2. 97.6 3. 96.4 4. 96.3 5. 95.9 6. 93.8 7. 93.2 8. 91.8 9. 91.6 10. 91.4

Garth Petrilli (166-170) Michael Robinson (53-55) Kelly Potter (105-109) Joe Lisle (71-74) Dick Martin (75-80) Brian Kelly (151-162) Matt King (34-37) Keegan Ray (109-119) Matt Crews (53-58)

Most Field Goals Made - Game 1. 5 Matt Crews vs Tenn. Tech 2. 4 Garth Petrilli vs TSU 4 Joe Lisle vs Georgia So.

Most Field Goals Made - Season 1. 17 Matt Crews (17-24) 2. 3. 5.

15 14 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 13

Colby Smith (15-17) Joe Lisle (14-17) Kelly Potter (14-20) Brian Kelly (13-16) Kelly Potter (13-15) Garth Petrilli (13-16) Garth Petrilli (13-18) Keegan Ray (13-19) Joe Lisle (13-20) Kelly Potter (13-27)

1991-94 1974-77 1981-84 1987-89 1985-86 2000-03 2006-08 1996-99 1988-90

11/17/90 10/2/93 9/24/88

(5-6) (4-5) (4-4) 1990 2004 1989 1984 2003 1981 1993 1994 1996 1987 1982

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Scoring/Kicking Records Most Field Goals Made - Career 1. 52 Kelly Potter (52-78) 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

40 38 35 35 30 22 19 17 16

Brian Kelly (40-51) Garth Petrilli (38-60) Joe Lisle (35-52) Keegan Ray (35-57) Colby Smith (30-46) Archie Arrington (22-40) Matt Crews (19-31) Kenny Nolan (17-29) Michael Robinson (16-24)

Most Field Goals Attempted - Game 1. 6 Matt Crews vs Tennessee Tech 2. 5.

5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4

Garth Petrilli vs Tennessee State Keegan Ray vs Eastern Illinois Kelly Potter vs Murray State Brian Kelly vs Louisiana-Lafayette Joe Lisle vs Austin Peay Joe Lisle vs Georgia Southern Kelly Potter vs Tennessee Tech Michael Robinson vs Tenn. Tech

Most Field Goals Attempted - Season 1. 27 Kelly Potter (13-27) 2. 3. 5. 6. 7.

24 20 20 19 18 17 17 17 17

Matt Crews (17-24) Kelly Potter (14-20) Joe Lisle (13-20) Keegan Ray (13-19) Garth Petrilli (13-18) Colby Smith (15-17) Joe Lisle (14-17) Nares Choobua (6-17) Kenny Nolan (11-17)

Most Field Goals Attempted - Career 1. 78 Kelly Potter (52-78) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

60 57 52 51 46 40 31 29 27

Garth Petrilli (38-60) Keegan Ray (35-57) Joe Lisle (35-52) Brian Kelly (40-51) Colby Smith (30-46) Archie Arrington (22-40) Matt Crews (19-31) Kenny Nolan (17-29) Dick Martin (14-27)

Best Field Goal Percentage - Season 1. 100.0 Gerald Robinson (7-7) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

88.2 86.7 84.6 82.4 81.2 81.2 76.9 75.0 72.7

Colby Smith (15-17) Kelly Potter (13-15) Brian Kelly (11-13) Joe Lisle (14-17) Brian Kelly (13-16) Garth Petrilli (13-16) Brian Kelly (10-13) Kelly Potter (12-16) Mike Robinson (8-11)

Best Field Goal Percentage - Career 1. 78.4 Brian Kelly (40-51) 2. 71.4 3. 67.3 4. 66.7 66.7 6. 65.2 7. 63.3 8. 61.4 9. 61.3 10. 51.9

Gerald Robinson (15-21) Joe Lisle (35-52) Kelly Potter (52-78) Michael Robinson (16-24) Colby Smith (30-46) Garth Petrilli (38-60) Keegan Ray (35-57) Matt Crews (19-31) Dick Martin (14-27)

2. 4. 6.

1981-84 1991-94 1996-99 1987-89 2000-03 2003-2006 1970, 72-74 1988-90 1971-72 1985-86 1979 2004 1981 2000 1989 2003 1993 2002 1983 1977 2000-03 1978-80 1987-89 1981-84 1974-77 2003-2006 1991-94 1996-99 1988-90 1985-86

54 54 52 52 50 50 50 50

Garth Petrilli vs Murray State M.A. Robinson vs Tennessee Tech Keegan Ray vs Tennessee State Kelly Potter vs Western Kentucky Garth Petrilli vs Murray State Keegan Ray vs Chattanooga Kelly Potter vs Morehead State Nares Choobua vs Austin Peay

11/20/82 9/26/92 11/19/77 9/6/97 11/5/83 9/25/93 9/14/96 9/26/81 10/25/69

n annual field goal leaders

11/17/90 10/3/93 10/24/98 10/16/82 11/15/03 10/22/88 9/24/88 11/20/82 11/19/77

Points Scored by Kicking - Game 1. 17 Matt Crews vs Tenn. Tech 11/17/90 5-6 FG

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1981-84 2000-03 1991-94 1987-89 1996-99 2003-2006 1970, 72-74 1988-90 1971-72 1974-77

1982 1990 1984 1987 1996 1994 2004 1989 1969 1971

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n Colby Smith hit 15 field goals in 2004.

2. 4.

15 15 14 14 14 14

Brian Kelly vs ULL 11/15/03 Garth Petrilli vs TSU 10/3/93 Brian Kelly vs ULM 11/14/02 Brian Kelly vs MSU 9/16/00 Garth Petrilli vs APSU 11/6/93 Joe Lisle vs Georgia Southern 9/24/88

Points Scored by Kicking - Season 1. 89 Matt Crews 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

79 77 76 76 74 72 71 68 66

Garth Petrilli Colby Smith Brian Kelly Garth Petrilli Kelly Potter Brian Kelly Joe Lisle Kelly Potter Garth Petrilli

Points Scored by Kicking - Career 1. 280 Garth Petrilli (166 PAT) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

271 261 214 186 176 121 117 110 101

Brian Kelly (40 FG) Kelly Potter (52 FG) Keegan Ray (109 PAT, 14 FG) Colby Smith (30 FG) Joe Lisle (35 FG) Archie Arrington (55 PAT) Dick Martin (14 FG) Matt Crews (19 FG) M.A. Robinson (16 FG)

Consecutive Field Goals Made 1. 8 Alan Gendreau 3. 7. 8.

8 7 7 7 7 6 5 5 5 5

Kelly Potter Colby Smith Brian Kelly Brian Kelly Gerald Robinson Kelly Potter Brian Kelly Brian Kelly Joe Lisle Matt Crews

3-4 FG 4-5 FG 3-3 FG 3-3 FG 3-3 FG 4-4 FG 1990 1994 2004 2003 1993 1984 2000 1988 1983 1991

1991-94 2000-03 1981-84 1996-99 2003-2006 1987-89 1970, 72-74 1985-86 1988-90 1974-77 2008 1984 2004 2003 2002 1979 1981 2001 2000 1989 1990

Year 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Player George Haley Sidney Corban Bob Hallum Roy Hall Ralph Adams Nicky Lynch Tony Matusek Tony Matusek Charles Gupton Duane Brown Paul Barnett Paul Barnett Paul Barnett Kevin Tucker Nares Choobua Archie Arrington Kenny Nolan Kenny Nolan Archie Arrington Archie Arrington Michael Robinson Michael Robinson Michael Robinson Gerald Robinson Gerald Robinson Gerald Robinson Kelly Potter Kelly Potter Kelly Potter Kelly Potter Dick Martin Dick Martin Joe Lisle Joe Lisle Joe Lisle Matt Crews Garth Petrilli Garth Petrilli Garth Petrilli Garth Petrilli Rhett Kopp Keegan Ray Keegan Ray Keegan Ray Keegan Ray Brian Kelly Brian Kelly Brian Kelly Brian Kelly Colby Smith Colby Smith Colby Smith David DeFatta Alan Gendreau

PATs 17 7 5-12 11-13 24-25 6-7 9-11 9-15 14-15 13-16 29-31 15-18 20-23 9-9 6-9 18-19 18-18 19-20 14-15 17-18 19-19 22-22 11-14 5-7 10-11 8-9 15-15 26-26 32-34 32-34 45-49 30-31 23-25 19-19 29-30 38-40 39-40 50-50 37-38 40-42 23-25 18-19 33-36 26-28 32-36 39-44 44-46 31-32 37-40 32-32 26-26 38-39 4-4 32-32

FG 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 1-1 1-2 1-1 1-2 0-0 0-0 6-17 5-14 11-17 6-12 8-12 8-10 4-7 4-6 8-11 3-3 7-7 5-11 13-15 13-27 12-16 14-20 4-12 10-15 13-20 8-15 14-17 17-24 9-15 3-11 13-16 13-18 6-9 13-19 8-14 10-14 4-10 11-13 6-9 10-13 13-16 15-17 7-16 8-13 4-6 10-14


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n TEAM RECORDS Most Attempts - Game 1. 13 Tennessee-Martin 3.

13 Eastern Kentucky 12 Eastern Kentucky 12 Western Kentucky

Most Attempts - Season 1. 84 (84-3136)

2. 3. 4. 5.

82 81 81 78

(82-2850) (81-2813) (81-3085) (78-2860)

Most Yards - Game 1. 553 Tennessee-Martin

2. 3. 4. 5.

478 476 466 445

Eastern Kentucky Eastern Kentucky Tennessee-Martin Ball State

Most Yards - Season 1. 3136 (84-3136)

2. 3. 4. 5.

3085 3066 3018 2916

(81-3085) (74-3066) (76-3018) (71-2916)

Most Yards Per Punt - Game 1. 56.5 New Mexico State

2. 3. 4. 5.

54.0 53.0 50.7 50.6

Ball State Louisiana-Lafayette Idaho Western Kentucky

Most Yards Per Punt - Season 1. 42.49 (68-2889)

2. 42.31 3. 42.10 4. 41.43 5. 41.07

(35-1481) (59-2484) (74-3066) (71-2916)

1971 1969 1995 1975 1976 1981 1975 1978 1971 1971 1969 1995 1973 1972 1976 1978 1973 2007 2003 2002 1974 2007 2001 1973 1974 2001 1986 1973 2003

n individual RECORDS Most Attempts - Game 1. 13 Mike Shawen vs UT-Martin 3. 5.

13 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11

Ron Taylor vs Eastern Kentucky Brandon Thomas vs Eastern Kentucky M.A. Robinson vs Western Kentucky Glen Heath vs Murray State Jim Merryman vs Western Kentucky Mike Shawen vs UT-Martin Mike Shawen vs Ball State Mike Shawen vs Western Kentucky Ron Taylor vs Western Kentucky

Most Attempts - Season 1. 82 Jimmy Merryman (82-2850) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9. 10.

79 77 75 74 73 73 72 69 68

Randy Saunders (79-3060) Ron Taylor (77-2904) Ron Taylor (75-2835) Mike Shawen (74-2847) David DeFatta (73-2987) Mike Shawen (73-3076) M.A. Robinson (72-2542) Colby Smith (69-2830) Jimmy Merryman (68-2466)

Most Attempts - Career 1. 267 Mike Shawen (267-10947) 2. 3. 4. 6.

221 216 209 209 192

Chuck Daniel (221-8728) Ron Taylor (216-8370) Robert Billings (209-8599) Mark Morrison (209-8356) Colby Smith (192-7859)

9/18/71 10/8/69 10/14/95 11/8/75 10/18/80 11/6/82 11/15/73 11/4/72 11/9/74 11/7/70 1981 1978 1970 1969 1971 2007 1973 1975 2006 1982 1971-74 1987-90 1968-70 2000-03 1983-86 2003-2006

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Billy Walker (191-6915) Randy Saunders (183-7209) Brandon Thomas (160-6424) Jimmy Merryman (150-5316)

1964-67 1975-78 1994-97 1981-82

Most Yards - Game 1. 553 Mike Shawen vs UT-Martin 2. 478 3. 476 4. 466 5. 445 6. 443 7. 441 8. 435 435 10. 414

9/18/71 Ron Taylor vs Eastern Kentucky 10/8/69 Brandon Thomas vs EKU 10/14/95 Mike Shawen vs UT-Martin 11/15/73 Mike Shawen vs Ball State 11/4/72 Mike Shawen vs WKU 11/7/70 Mike Shawen vs WKU 11/9/74 M.A. Robinson vs WKU 11/8/75 Randy Saunders vs WKU 11/6/76 Brandon Thomas vs Texas A&M 11/18/95

Most Yards - Season 1. 3076 Mike Shawen (73-3076) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

3060 2987 2904 2850 2847 2835 2830 2720 2631

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

8728 8599 8370 8356 7859 7209 6915 6424 5521

Chuck Daniel (221-8728) Robert Billings (209-8599) Ron Taylor (216-8370) Mark Morrison (209-8356) Colby Smith (192-7859) Randy Saunders (183-7209) Billy Walker (191-6915) Brandon Thomas (160-6424) David DeFatta (135-5521)

Most Yards Per Punt - Game 1. 56.5 Robert Billings vs NMSU 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 9.

54.0 53.0 50.7 50.6 48.0 48.0 48.0 47.2 47.2 47.2

2. 42.60 3. 42.56 4. 42.31 5. 42.22 6. 42.10 7. 42.09 8. 41.08 9. 41.01 10. 40.91

Robert Billings (61-2599) Keegan Ray (52-2213) Robert Billings (35-1481) Mark Morrison (58-2449) Colby Smith (59-2484) Robert Billings (61-2568) Brandon Thomas (64-2629) Colby Smith (69-2830) David DeFatta (73-2397)

Most Yards Per Punt - Career 1. 41.14 Robert Billings (209-8599) 2. 41.00 3. 40.93 4. 40.89 5. 40.15 6. 39.98 7. 39.63 8. 39.49 9. 38.75 10. 37.64

1971-74 1987-90 2000-03 1968-70 1983-86 2003-2006 1975-78 1964-67 1994-97 2007-Present

11/2/02 Mike Shawen vs Ball State 11/2/74 David DeFatta vs ULL 11/10/07 Robert Billings vs Idaho 10/6/01 Mike Shawen vs WKU 11/3/73 Colby Smith vs FIU 12/3/05 Colby Smith vs ULL 9/25/04 Mike Shawen vs TSU 9/7/74 David DeFatta vs ULM 11/8/08 David DeFatta vs UNT 10/27/07 Robert Billings vs Kentucky 9/21/02

Most Yards Per Punt - Season 1. 43.90 Mike Shawen (62-2720)

Mike Shawen (267-10947) Colby Smith (192-7859) David DeFatta (135-5521) Brandon Thomas (160-6424) Mark Morrison (209-8356) Randy Saunders (175-6936) Chuck Daniel (221-8728) Ron Taylor (216-8370) Joel Alsobrook (80-3011)

(42.5) (36.8) (39.6) (42.3) (40.5) (40.3) (40.1) (36.2) (43.5) (41.4) 1973 1978 2007 1970 1981 1971 1969 2006 1974 1968

Randy Saunders (79-3060) David DeFatta (73-2987) Ron Taylor (77-2904) Jimmy Merryman (82-2850) Mike Shawen (74-2847) Ron Taylor (75-2835) Colby Smith (69-2830) Mike Shawen (62-2720) Ron Taylor (64-2631)

Most Yards - Career 1. 10947 Mike Shawen (267-10947)

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4-226 4-216 7-371 3-152 5-253 4-192 4-192 5-240 4-189 8-378 4-189 1974 2002 1999 2001 1986 2005 2003 1995 2006 2007

Longest Punt 1. 80 Sid Corban vs Vanderbilt 2. 3. 4. 6. 9. 10.

79 78 71 71 70 70 70 69 68 68

Colby Smith vs Florida International Bobby Young vs Murray State David DeFatta vs WKU Randy Saunders vs Eastern Kentucky David DeFatta vs Troy Chuck Daniel vs Murray State Mike Shawen vs Western Kentucky Mark Morrison vs Georgia Southern David DeFatta vs ULL Robert Billings vs NMSU

10/27/56 8/31/06 1952 11/15/08 10/9/76 11/20/07 11/11/89 11/3/73 11/10/84 11/10/07 11/2/02

n annual leaders Year 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Player Jerry Pearson Frank Halliburton Bob Kerr Frank Halliburton Billy Walker Billy Walker Billy Walker Billy Walker Ron Taylor Ron Taylor Ron Taylor Mike Shawen Mike Shawen Mike Shawen Mike Shawen M.A. Robinson Randy Saunders Randy Saunders Randy Saunders Bill Ming Glenn Heath Jim Merryman Jim Merryman Mark Morrison Mark Morrison Mark Morrison Mark Morrison Chuck Daniel Chuck Daniel Chuck Daniel Chuck Daniel Joel Alsobrook Joel Alsobrook Garth Petrilli Brandon Thomas Brandon Thomas Jeff Thomas Brandon Thomas David Lill Keegan Ray Robert Billings Robert Billings Robert Billings Robert Billings Colby Smith Colby Smith Colby Smith David DeFatta David DeFatta

No. 20 33 36 50 55 50 53 33 64 75 77 74 58 73 62 72 43 53 79 61 62 82 68 52 55 44 58 59 58 61 43 37 43 45 32 64 18 42 34 52 52 35 61 61 55 59 69 73 62

Yards 716 1282 1249 1737 1803 1846 1942 1324 2631 2835 2904 2847 2304 3076 2720 2542 1722 2154 3060 2182 2260 2850 2466 1914 2236 1757 2449 2353 2232 2413 1730 1431 1580 1728 1298 2629 673 1716 1269 2213 1951 1481 2599 2568 2197 2484 2830 2987 2534

Avg. 35.8 38.8 34.7 34.7 32.8 36.9 36.6 40.1 41.1 37.8 37.8 38.5 39.7 42.1 43.9 35.3 40.0 40.6 39.4 35.8 36.5 34.8 37.1 36.8 40.7 39.9 42.2 39.9 38.5 39.6 40.2 38.7 36.7 38.4 40.6 41.1 37.4 40.9 37.3 42.6 37.5 42.3 42.6 42.1 39.9 42.1 41.0 40.9 40.9

2000-03 1971-74 2003-2006 2007-Present 1994-97 1983-86 1976-78 1987-90 1968-70 1991-92

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8 8 8 7

Morehead St. North Alabama Morehead St. Louisiana-Monroe

Most Returns - Season 1. 52 (52-469) 2. 44 (44-313) 44 (44-284)

Most Yards - Game 1. 137 Southeast Missouri 2. 133 Western Kentucky 3. 130 Murray State 4. 120 UT-Martin

Most Yards - Season 1. 523 (36-523) 2. 469 (52-469) 3. 406 (34-406)

11/4/72 11/8/86 9/2/72 9/25/82 10/14/00 1982 1971 1981 10/26/91 11/6/82 9/26/92 11/6/99 1992 1982 1986

Most Touchdowns - Game 1. 1 Several Times Most Touchdowns - Season 1. 4 1989 3.

4 3 3 3

1988 1982 1992 1971

Most Yards Per Return - Game 1. 33.0 Southeast Missouri 2. 31.7 3. 28.0 28.0 5. 25.5

Murray State Austin Peay Youngstown State Austin Peay

Most Yards Per Return - Season 1. 38.83 (40-1553)

2. 3. 4. 5.

37.71 20.40 17.82 14.53

(77-2904) (10-204) (17-303) (36-523)

2. 4.

7 7 6 6 6 6 6

Hansford Johnson vs UL-Monroe Steve Puryear vs Murray State Bradley Robinson vs Vanderbilt Demetric Mostiller vs Austin Peay Don Griffin vs Austin Peay Don Griffin vs Western Kentucky Hansford Johnson vs UT Martin

Most Returns - Season 1. 41 Orlando Crenshaw (41-342) 2. 3. 5. 6. 8.

33 31 31 30 28 28 26 26 26

Orlando Crenshaw (33-308) Raymond Bonner (31-150) Raymond Bonner (31-219) Robert Alford (30-390) Dennis Mimms (28-367) Taylor Edwards (28-125) Sidney Pigg (26-183) Don Griffin (26-160) Demetric Mostiller (26-159)

Most Returns - Career 1. 121 Orlando Crenshaw (121-1036) 2. 88 Don Griffin (88-683) 3. 68 Dennis Mimms (68-637)

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Raymond Bonner (63-374) Hansford Johnson (57-548) Sonny Anderson (49-252) Demetric Mostiller (47-355) Robert Alford (46-598) Kerry Wright (41-328) Taylor Edwards (40-188)

1991 1992 1989 1986 1987 1994 1970 1960 1962 1992

11/15/86 10/14/00 9/25/82 10/1/05 10/12/96 10/23/82 11/6/82 11/6/99 1990 1989 1972 1971 1986 1992 1969 1981 1984 1995 1988-91 1982-85 1991-94

1969, 71-72 1998-01 1972-75 1993-96 1984-87 2001-04 1967-70

Most Return Yards - Game 1. 120 Hansford Johnson vs UT-Martin 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

102 101 99 97 95 92 87 85 84 84

11/6/99 (6) 10/3/87 (4) 10/14/00 (7) 10/26/91 (3) 11/10/90 (5) 9/26/92 (3) 11/6/82 (6) 10/12/96 (6) 9/13/97 (1) 10/21/89 (3) 11/1/86 (3)

Robert Alford vs Austin Peay Hansford Johnson vs UL-Monroe Orlando Crenshaw vs SEMO Orlando Crenshaw vs Murray St. Dennis Mimms vs Murray St. Don Griffin vs WKU Demetric Mostiller vs APSU Sulecio Sanford vs UT-Chatt. Orlando Crenshaw vs APSU Robert Alford vs Youngstown St.

Most Return Yards - Season 1. 390 Robert Alford (30-390) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

367 342 308 272 228 222 219 212 208

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

683 637 598 548 374 355 328 263 258

Don Griffin (88-683) Dennis Mimms (68-637) Robert Alford (46-598) Hansford Johnson (57-548) Raymond Bonner (63-374) Demetric Mostiller (47-355) Kerry Wright (29-328) Steve Edging (28-263) Jimbo Pearson (21-258)

Most Yards Per Return - Game 1. 33.0 Orlando Crenshaw vs SEMO 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

31.7 28.0 28.0 25.5 20.0 19.4 15.3 14.4

Sulecio Sanford (5-84) Dennis Mimms (28-367) Robert Alford (30-390) Hansford Johnson (21-272) Brigham Lyons (5-57) Don Griffin (20-222) Kerry Wright (17-183) Robert Alford (10-105) Hansford Johnson (22-228)

Most Yards Per Return - Career 1. 13.00 Robert Alford (46-598) 2. 10.14 3. 9.61 4. 9.37 5. 8.56 6. 8.00 7. 7.76 8. 7.55 9. 7.33 10. 6.65

1988-91 1982-85 1991-94 1984-87 1998-01 1969, 71-72 1993-96 2001-04 1965-66 1960-61, 63-64

Dennis Mimms vs Murray State Orlando Crenshaw vs Austin Peay Robert Alford vs Youngstown St. Robert Alford vs Austin Peay Hansford Johnson vs UT-Martin Orlando Crenshaw vs Murray State Don Griffin vs Western Kentucky Hansford Johnson vs UL-Monroe

Most Yards Per Return - Season 1. 17.17 Robert Alford (6-103) 2. 16.80 3. 13.11 4. 13.00 5. 12.95 6. 11.40 7. 11.10 8. 10.76 9. 10.50 10. 10.36

1986 1992 1990 1989 1999 2000 1982 1971 1966 1991

Dennis Mimms (28-367) Orlando Crenshaw (41-342) Orlando Crenshaw (33-308) Hansford Johnson (21-272) Hansford Johnson (22-228) Don Griffin (20-222) Raymond Bonner (31-219) Steve Edging (20-212) Orlando Crenshaw (24-208)

Most Return Yards - Career 1. 1036 Orlando Crenshaw (121-1036)

n individual RECORDS Most Returns - Game 1. 8 Robert Alford vs Murray State

4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

T e n n e s s e e

Sulecio Sanford (22-223) Hansford Johnson (57-548) Dennis Mimms (68-637) Orlando Crenshaw (121-1036) Kerry Wright (41-328) Don Griffin (88-683) Demetric Mostiller (47-355) Desmond Gee (24-176) Sidney Pigg (31-206)

10/26/91 9/26/92 10/21/89 11/1/86 10/3/87 11/6/99 11/10/90 11/6/82 10/14/00 1984 1997 1992 1986 1999 1995 1982 2004 1987 2000

1984-87 1997-98 1998-01 1991-94 1988-91 2001-04 1982-85 1993-96 2006-Present 1981-82

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Most Touchdowns - Season 1. 2 Raymond Bonner Most Touchdowns - Career 1. 4 Orlando Crenshaw 2.

2 2 2 2

Chuck Swafford Gene Windham Raymond Bonner Mike Caldwell

1971 1988-91 1986-89 1957-59 1969, 71-72 1989-92

Longest Return 1. 95 Jimbo Pearson vs Morehead St. 10/22/60 (TD) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

94 87 85 83 80 78 77 75 75

Jim Harvey vs Western Kentucky 9/29/62 (TD) Orlando Crenshaw vs SEMO 10/26/91 (TD) Sulecio Sanford vs UT-Chatt. 9/13/97 (TD) Dennis Mimms vs Northern Illinois 10/3/92 (TD) Robert Alford vs Youngstown St. 11/1/86 Orlando Crenshaw vs APSU 10/22/88 (TD) Robert Alford vs Austin Peay 10/3/87 (TD) Kerry Wright vs Akron 9/11/04 (TD) Orlando Crenshaw vs Murray St. 11/10/90 (TD)

n annual leaders Year 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Player Ret. Yards Jimbo Pearson 2 104 Jimbo Pearson 6 59 Jackie Pope 7 109 Jimbo Pearson 4 31 Larry Whaley 10 124 Bob Hlodan 9 97 Steve Edging 20 212 Jamie Jamison 17 135 Taylor Edwards 12 63 Taylor Edwards 28 125 Ray Oldham 23 159 Raymond Bonner 31 219 Raymond Bonner 31 150 Sonny Anderson 20 106 Sonny Anderson 20 64 Tommy Beaver 20 115 John Dukes 13 97 Johnny Carver 14 82 Kevin Dove 8 80 Allen Curtis 11 58 James Griffin 6 42 Sidney Pigg 26 183 Don Griffin 20 222 Don Griffin 20 112 Don Griffin 26 160 Don Griffin 22 189 Robert Alford 30 *390 Tommy Barnes 17 110 Orlando Crenshaw 23 178 Orlando Crenshaw 33 308 Orlando Crenshaw 41 342 Orlando Crenshaw 24 208 Dennis Mimms 28 367 Dennis Mimms 15 80 Dennis Mimms 23 152 Demetric Mostiller 26 159 Demetric Mostiller 21 196 Sulecio Sanford 5 84 Sulecio Sanford 17 139 Hansford Johnson 21 272 Hansford Johnson 22 228 Hansford Johnson 14 48 David Youell 17 86 Kerry Wright 12 91 Kerry Wright 17 183 Bradley Robinson 18 165 Desmond Gee 12 119 Desmond Gee 12 57 Patrick Honeycutt 13 81

Avg. TD 52.0 1 9.8 0 15.8 0 7.8 0 12.4 0 10.7 0 10.6 1 7.9 0 5.3 0 4.5 0 6.9 0 7.1 2 4.8 0 5.3 0 3.2 0 5.7 0 7.5 0 5.9 0 10.0 0 5.3 0 7.0 0 7.0 0 11.1 0 5.6 0 6.2 0 8.6 1 13.0 0 6.5 0 7.7 1 9.3 1 8.3 1 8.7 1 13.1 1 5.3 0 6.6 0 6.1 0 9.3 0 16.8 1 8.2 0 13.0 0 10.4 0 3.4 0 5.1 0 7.6 0 10.8 1 9.2 0 9.9 0 4.8 0 6.2 0


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n TEAM RECORDS Most Returns - Game 1. 9 Louisville 9 9 9

Mississippi State Eastern Kentucky Texas A&M

Most Returns - Season 1. 63 (63-1296) 2. 4. 5.

51 51 48 47

(51-983) (51-684) (48-854) (47-764)

Most Return Yards - Game 1. 220 Louisville

2. 3. 4. 5.

211 201 198 180

Mississippi State Louisiana-Monroe Texas A&M Lenoir-Rhyne

Most Return Yards - Season 1. 1296 (63-1296)

2. 3. 4. 5.

1061 983 901 854

(46-1061) (51-983) (40-901) (48-854)

9/6/07 10/28/00 10/6/79 11/18/95 2007 2008 1976 1979 2003 10/6/06 10/28/00 11/3/07 11/18/95 9/7/85 2007 2006 2008 1996 1979

2 2001 2 1969

Most Yards Per Return - Season 1. 26.30 (20-526) 2. 26.29 (14-368) 3. 23.15 (33-764) 4. 23.06 (46-1061)

1985 1958 1971 2006

n individual RECORDS Most Returns - Game 1. 7 Desmond Gee vs LSU

7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6

Desmond Gee vs Louisville Alan Curtis vs Eastern Kentucky Butch Hamby vs East Tennessee Steve Puryear vs Morehead State Walter Dunson vs Florida State Walter Dunson vs Florida State Damon Nickson vs Louisville Eugene Gross vs Clemson Brigham Lyons vs Texas A&M

Most Returns - Season 1. 36 Desmond Gee (36-722) 2. 3. 5. 7. 8. 9.

29 28 28 26 26 25 24 21 21

Jamison Palmer (29-572) Demetric Mostiller (28-744) Desmond Gee (28-544) Eugene Gross (26-467) Brigham Lyons (26-541) Walter Dunson (25-608) Orlando Crenshaw (24-513) Damon Nickson (21-605) Brigham Lyons (21-533)

Most Returns - Career 1. 67 Desmond Gee (67-1331) 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

53 53 43 42 35 34 32 31 30

Orlando Crenshaw (53-1042) Brigham Lyons (53-1178) Walter Dunson (43-1068) Robert Alford (42-1067) Damon Nickson (35-846) Jamison Palmer (34-689) Demetric Mostiller (32-814) Dwaine Copeland (31-618) Cory Simpson (30-643)

T e n n e s s e e

9/15/07 9/6/07 10/6/79 11/10/79 9/25/82 10/19/91 10/19/91 10/6/06 9/13/03 11/18/95 2007 1999 1996 2008 2003 1995 1991 1989 2006 1994 2006-Present 1988-91 1992-95 1990-92 1984-87 2004-07 1999-01 1993-96 1973-74 1992-94

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10.

166 161 160 139 137 136 136 133 128

10. 24.88 Kerry Wright (16-398) 10/6/06 10/5/96 9/7/85 9/6/07 11/22/08 8/31/02 11/18/95 10/28/00 12/3/05 10/19/91

Demetric Mostiller vs J’ville St. Robert Alford vs Lenoir-Rhyne Desmond Gee vs Louisville Phillip Tanner vs North Texas ReShard Lee vs Alabama Brigham Lyons vs Texas A&M Muhammad Rashada vs Miss. St. Cleannord Saintil vs FIU Walter Dunson vs Florida State

Most Return Yards - Season 1. 744 Demetric Mostiller (28-744) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

722 608 605 572 544 541 533 525 513

1178 1068 1067 1042 846 814 715 689 645

1996 2007 1991 2006 1999 2008 1995 1994 1969 1989

Desmond Gee (36-722) Walter Dunson (25-608) Damon Nickson (21-605) Jamison Palmer (29-572) Desmond Gee (28-544) Brigham Lyons (26-541) Brigham Lyons (21-533) Reuben Justice (18-525) Orlando Crenshaw (24-513)

Most Return Yards - Career 1. 1331 Desmond Gee (67-1331) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Brigham Lyons (53-1178) Walter Dunson (43-1068) Robert Alford (42-1067) Orlando Crenshaw (53-1042) Damon Nickson (35-846) Demetric Mostiller (32-814) Reuben Justice (26-715) Jamison Palmer (34-689) Taylor Edwards (29-645)

2006-Present 1992-95 1990-92 1984-87 1988-91 2004-07 1993-96 1969-71 1999-01 1967-70

Touchdowns - Game 1. 1 Several Times Touchdowns - Season 1. 2 Damon Nickson 3.

2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Reuben Justice Phillip Tanner Bradley Robinson Kerry Wright Jamison Palmer Robert Alford Sulecio Sanford Buck Rolman Buck Rolman Taylor Edwards Joe Pelt Walter Dunson Walter Dunson

Touchdowns - Career 1. 2 Damon Nickson

2 2 2

Buck Rolman Reuben Justice Walter Dunson

Most Yards Per Return - Game 1. 53.7 Robert Alford vs Lenoir-Rhyne 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

46.3 41.5 40.0 36.7 36.0 34.3 33.3 31.1 31.0

Phillip Tanner vs North Texas Demetric Mostiller vs J’ville St. Walter Dunson vs Florida State Kerry Wright vs UConn Cory Simpson vs Hawaii ReShard Lee vs Alabama (4) Cleannord Saintil vs FIU (4) Damon Nickson vs Louisville (6) Muhammad Rashada vs So. Florida

Most Yards Per Return - Season 1. 29.92 Robert Alford (13-389)

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

28.80 28.25 27.62 26.57 25.71 25.67 25.44 25.38

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Kickoff Return Records

Most Return Yards - Game 1. 187 Damon Nickson vs Louisville

Most Touchdowns - Game 1. 1 Several Times Most Touchdowns - Season 1. 2 2006

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Damon Nickson (21-605) Dennis Mimms (8-226) Gerald Anderson (8-221) Demetric Mostiller (28-744) Walter Dunson (14-360) Sulecio Sanford (15-385) Robert Alford (18-458) Brigham Lyons (21-533)

2006 1969 2008 2007 2001 2001 1985 1998 1957 1958 1970 1971 1990 1991 2004-07 1955-58 1969-71 1990-92 9/7/85 11/22/08 10/5/96 10/19/91 11/17/01 9/4/93 8/31/02 12/3/05 10/6/06 11/11/00

Most Yards Per Return - Career

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

25.44 25.40 24.84 24.41 24.17 22.90 22.23 21.43

Demetric Mostiller (32-814) Robert Alford (42-1067) Walter Dunson (43-1068) Gerald Anderson (22-537) Damon Nickson (35-846) Sulecio Sanford (21-481) Brigham Lyons (53-1178) Cory Simpson (30-643)

2001 1993-96 1984-87 1990-92 1984-87 2004-07 1997-98 1992-95 1992-94

Longest Return 1. 3. 4. 5. 6.

99 99 97 95 94 93

Joe Pelt vs Morehead State 9/25/71 (TD) Sulecio Sanford vs Illinois 9/12/98 (TD) Reuben Justice vs Morehead St. 9/27/69 (TD) Buck Rolman vs UT-Chatt. 10/19/57 (TD) Damon Nickson vs Florida Atlantic 11/4/06 (TD) Robert Alford vs Lenoir-Rhyne 9/7/85 (TD)

n annual leaders Year 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Player Jimbo Pearson Jimbo Pearson Jackie Pope Jimbo Pearson Bob Hlodan Bob Hlodan Gene Carney Jamie Jamison Taylor Edwards Reuben Justice Taylor Edwards Reuben Justice Tommy Latimer Dwaine Copeland Dwaine Copeland Tommy Beaver John Dukes Lonnie Adams Gerard Bradley Allen Curtis Sammy Bryant Sidney Pigg Don Griffin Vince Hall Gerald Anderson Robert Alford Robert Alford Gerald Anderson Orlando Crenshaw Orlando Crenshaw Walter Dunson Walter Dunson Cory Simpson Cory Simpson Brigham Lyons Brigham Lyons Demetric Mostiller Kelverrick Green Sulecio Sanford Jamison Palmer Wardell Alsup Kerry Wright ReShard Lee Eugene Gross Cleannord Saintil Cleannord Saintil Damon Nickson Desmond Gee Desmond Gee

Ret. Yards 4 121 10 168 7 139 5 112 9 204 9 209 9 160 9 184 18 394 18 525 7 172 8 190 12 279 12 220 19 398 18 386 14 255 9 188 17 351 18 322 13 268 12 243 5 97 11 239 8 221 13 389 18 458 11 241 18 312 24 513 14 360 25 608 13 270 13 313 21 533 26 541 28 744 14 332 15 385 29 572 15 292 16 398 12 252 26 467 11 220 17 379 21 605 36 722 28 544

Avg. TD 30.3 0 16.8 0 19.6 0 22.4 0 22.7 0 23.2 0 17.8 0 20.4 0 21.9 0 29.2 2 24.6 1 23.8 0 23.3 0 18.3 0 20.9 0 21.4 0 18.2 0 20.9 0 20.6 0 17.9 0 20.6 0 20.3 0 19.4 0 21.7 0 27.6 0 29.9 1 25.4 0 21.9 0 17.3 0 21.4 0 25.7 1 24.3 1 20.8 0 24.1 0 25.4 0 20.8 0 26.6 0 23.7 0 25.7 1 19.7 0 19.5 0 24.9 1 21.0 0 18.0 0 20.0 0 22.3 0 28.8 2 20.1 0 19.4 0

1985 2006 1993 1984 1996 1990 1998 1986 1994

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Defense Records n TEAM RECORDS Most Points Allowed

Game...................................... 70 vs Murray State (10/28/33) Season.................................................................. 379 (1999)

Fewest Points Allowed

Game............................................................... 0, many times Season...................................................... 2 (1917 - 7 games) 40 (1957 - 10 games)

Most Total Offense Allowed

Game..................................................760 vs Idaho (10/6/01)

Fewest Total Offense Allowed

Game........................................ 44, Western Kentucky (1971) Season............................................................... 1,712 (1963)

Most First Downs Allowed

Game....................................................39 vs Idaho (10/6/01) Season.................................................................. 281 (2003)

Fewest First Downs Allowed

Game................................................... 3 vs Liberty (9/18/82) Season.................................................................... 84 (1957)

Most Rushing Attempts Allowed

Game....................................79, Tennessee-Martin (9/15/79) Season.................................................................. 633 (1975)

Fewest Rushing Attempts Allowed

Game........................................ 22, Western Kentucky (1981) Season.................................................................. 371 (1998)

Most Rushing Yards Allowed

Game............................................... 490, Nebraska (9/12/92) Season............................................................... 3,285 (1979)

Fewest Rushing Yards Allowed

Game..........................................-58, Austin Peay (10/23/71) Season.................................................................. 717 (1963)

Most Rushing Touchdowns Allowed

Game......... 7, Mississippi St. (10/28/00), Nebraska (9/12/92) Season.................................................................... 35 (1979)

Fewest Rushing Touchdowns Allowed

Game............................................................... 0, many times Season.............................................................4 (1982, 1983)

Most Quarterback Sacks

Game.........................................9, Arkansas State (10/20/07) Season................................................................. 36.0 (2006)

Most Passing Attempts Allowed

Game.......................................................71, Idaho (10/6/01) Season.................................................................. 401 (2003)

Fewest Passing Attempts Allowed

Game....4, Murray State (10/16/71), TTU (11/20/71, 11/18/72) Season.................................................................. 107 (1956)

Most Passing Completions Allowed

Game.......................................................49, Idaho (10/6/01) Season.................................................................. 248 (2003)

Fewest Passing Completions Allowed

Game........................................ 0, Tennessee Tech (11/20/71) Season.................................................................... 34 (1956)

Most Passing Yards Allowed

Game.....................................................637, Idaho (10/6/01) Season............................................................... 3,053 (2003)

Fewest Passing Yard Allowed

Game........................................ 0, Tennessee Tech (11/20/71) Season.................................................................. 484 (1958)

Most Passing Touchdowns Allowed

F o o t b a l l

4. 5.

81 Austin Peay 82 Eastern Kentucky

10/24/70 10/9/71

Fewest Rushing Yards Allowed - Game 1. -58 Austin Peay

2. 3. 4. 5.

4 7 11 12

Florence State East Tennessee Liberty Baptist Elizabeth City

Fewest Passing Yards Allowed - Game 1. 0 Tennessee Tech

2. 3. 4. 5.

14 18 22 25

Western Kentucky Murray State East Tennessee Murray State

Most Quarterback Sacks - Game 1. 9 Arkansas State 2. 3.

8 Connecticut 7 Utah State 7 Murray State

Most Quarterback Sacks - Season 1. 36.0 (36.0-247)

2006 2007 2004 2001 2008

Most Yards from Quarterback Sacks - Season 1. 247 (36.0-247) 2006

Most Blocked Punts

Game.......................................4, Mississippi Valley (10/8/88) Season...................................................................... 3 (2004)

2. 3. 4. 5.

Game............................................................... 1, many times Season...................................................................... 9 (1988)

Most Blocked Extra Points

Game..............................................2, North Texas (11/23/02) Season...................................................................... 3 (2003)

Most Interceptions

Game...................................................... 7, Akron (11/16/85) 5, Austin Peay (10/26/74) 4, four times (most reccent vs ULL, 10/28/06) Season.................................................................... 26 (1985) 25 (1989), 23 (1988)

Most Interception Return Yards

Game......................................... 149, Connecticut (11/17/01) 121, Chattanooga (10/3/70); UT-Martin (11/6/99) Season.................................................................. 322 (1985) 317 (2000) 299 (1970)

Most Interception Return Touchdowns

Game............................................................... 1, many times Season.............................................................3 (1970, 1994)

Fewest Total Offense Yards Allowed - Game 1. 44 Western Kentucky 11/6/71 47 Liberty Baptist 68 Morehead State

9/18/82 9/25/82

(30.0-205) (28.0-172) (27.0-161) (25.0-157)

2007 2004 2001 2008

Most Tackles for Loss - Game 1. 17 (17-107) Morehead State (9/25/82) 2.

Most Blocked Field Goals

205 172 161 157

(30.0-205) (28.0-172) (27.0-161) (25.0-157)

10/20/07 11/17/01 10/30/04 11/14/87

Fewest Passing Touchdowns Allowed

30.0 28.0 27.0 25.0

11/20/71 11/6/71 10/19/74 11/16/74 10/17/81

Game..............5, Idaho (10/6/01), South Carolina (11/18/06) Season.................................................................... 23 (2003)

Game............................................................... 0, many times Season.............................................................1 (1957, 1990)

2. 3. 4. 5.

10/23/71 9/9/72 1/13/76 9/18/82 9/11/82

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Tennessee Tech (9/14/06)

Most Tackles for Loss - Season 1. 105 (105-436)

2. 3. 4. 5.

85 83 80 78

(85-314) (83-436) (80-292) (78-333)

Most Tackles for Loss Yards - Season 1. 436 (105-436) 3. 4. 5.

436 333 317 314

(83-436) (78-333) (61-317) (85-314)

2006 2008 1982 1996 2007 2006 1982 2007 1983 2008

n total tackles Most Tackles - Game 1. 24 Chris Keen vs Western Kentucky 2. 23 3. 22 22 5. 21 21 7. 20 20 20 20

Robbie Ridings vs Murray State Andra Bullock vs Western Kentucky Jimmy Roberto vs Murray State Chris Keen vs Morehead St. Scotty Brown vs SEMO Darrell Love vs Eastern Illinois John Csir vs Morehead State Nathaniel Claybrooks vs Marshall Scott Boykin vs Eastern Kentucky

Most Tackles - Season 1. 178 Stan Wright (127-51) 2. 142 Gary Bell (99-43) 3. 142 Melvin Boyd (90-52) 4. 140 Chris Keen (91-49)

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7. 8. 9. 10.

186 184 179 168

T e n n e s s e e

James Griffin (186-99) Andra Bullock (184-86) Roosevelt Colvard (179-165) Mo Bell (168-80)

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Defense Records 1979-82 1974-77 1983-86 1976-77

n assisted tackles Season 1. 68 Roosevelt Colvard (57-68) 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

68 66 65 62 60 56 55 53 52

Randy Carr (46-68) Nathaniel Claybrooks (52-66) Robbie Ridings (45-65) Nathaniel Claybrooks (46-62) Jimmy Roberto (40-60) Scott Boykin (51-56) Brian Chastain (27-55) Anthony Hicks (60-53) Melvin Boyd (90-52)

Career 1. 165 Roosevelt Colvard (179-165)

n Stan Wright had a record 178 tackles in 1978.

5. 6. 8. 10.

132 125 125 120 120 118

Mo Bell (92-40) Roosevelt Colvard (57-68) John Csir (87-38) Andra Bullock (80-40) Roosevelt Colvard (79-41) Stan Wright (99-19)

1977 1985 1975 1977 1986 1979

Most Tackles - Career 1. 344 Roosevelt Colvard (179-165) 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

331 331 313 303 289 285 272 270 270 270 270

1983-86 Robbie Ridings (191-140) 1979-82 Stan Wright (249-82) 1976-79 Dennis Mix (196-117) 1979-82 Melvin Boyd (204-99) 1973-75 Anthony Hicks (160-129) 1992-96 James Griffin (186-99) 1979-82 Anthony Coleman (161-111) 1987-90 Tony Buck (195-75) 1974-77 Nathaniel Claybrooks (116-154) 1993-95 Andra Bullock (184-86) 1974-77 Reggie Bell (187-83) 1976-77, 79

n unassisted tackles Season 1. 127 Stan Wright (127-51) 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

99 99 92 91 90 87 81 80 79

Stan Wright (99-19) Gary Bell (99-43) Mo Bell (92-40) Chris Keen (91-49) Melvin Boyd (90-52) John Csir (87-38) Jim Dunster (81-27) Andra Bullock (80-40) Roosevelt Colvard (79-41)

Career 1. 204 Melvin Boyd (204-99)

2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

200 196 195 191 187

Ronnie Cecil (200-59) Dennis Mix (196-117) Tony Buck (195-75) Robbie Ridings (191-140) Reggie Bell (187-83)

1978 1979 1973 1977 1975 1974 1975 1976 1977 1986

1973-75 1974-77 1979-82 1974-77 1979-82 1976-77, 79

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

154 140 129 118 117 114 111 110 104

Nathaniel Claybrooks (116-154) Robbie Ridings (191-140) Anthony Hicks (160-129) Darrell Love (115-118) Dennis Mix (196-117) Don Griffin (96-114) Anthony Coleman (161-111) Don Thomas (144-110) Kenny McDaniel (74-104)

1985 1984 1994 1981 1995 1981 1990 1996 1993 1974 1983-86 1993-95 1979-82 1992-96 1995-98 1979-82 1982-85 1987-90 1985-88 1983-85

n tackles for loss Game 1. 5 J.K. Sabb vs North Texas 2.

4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Keith Pauldo vs Eastern Kentucky Anthony Hicks vs UT-Martin Anthony McCord vs Austin Peay Kenny Tippins vs Alcorn State Kenny Tippins vs Austin Peay Kenny McDaniel vs Akron Dino Delullis vs Akron Jimmy Robert vs Morehead State John Blankenship vs Austin Peay

Season 1. 22 Reggie Bell (22-136) 2. 3. 6. 7. 9. 10.

18 17 17 17 15 14.5 14.5 14 13 13 13

Bryan DeGraffenreid (18-68) Dennis Mix (17-86) Anthony Hicks (17-77) Dennis Mix (17-89) Anthony McCord (15-67) Erik Walden (14.5-90) J.K. Sabb (14.5-69) James McClellan (14-78) Ivon Hickmon (13-36) J.K. Sabb (13-49) Kenny McDaniel (13-59)

Career 1. 46 Dennis Mix (46-244)

2. 40 Erik Walden (40-177) 3. 36 Anthony Hicks (36-136) 4. 33 Anthony McCord (33-148) 5. 28 Reggie Bell (28-156) 6. 27.5 J.K. Sabb (27.5-118) 7. 26 Emanuel Toles (26-110) 8. 25 Trevor Jenkins (25-65) 25 Kenny McDaniel (25-96) 25 Jack Pittman (25-83)

9/10/05 11/15/97 11/9/96 10/7/95 10/1/88 10/22/88 11/16/85 11/16/85 9/25/82 10/30/76

n tackles for loss yards Season 1. 136 Reggie Bell (22-136) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

90 89 86 78 77 70 69 68 67 67

1977 2006 1981 1982 1978 1996 1980 2006 1996 1990 1995

Erik Walden (14.5-90) Dennis Mix (17-89) Dennis Mix (17-86) James McClellan (14-78) Anthony Hicks (17-77) M. McCullough (11-70) J.K. Sabb (14.5-69) Bryan DeGraffenreid (18-68) Chris Burns (10-67) Anthony McCord (15-67)

Career 1. 244 Dennis Mix (46-244) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10.

177 156 148 144 136 118 110 110 108

1979-82 2004-07 1976-77, 79 1993-96 1980-82 1992-96 2005-2006 1979-82 1979, 81-82 1979-83

Erik Walden (40-177) Reggie Bell (28-156) Anthony McCord (33-148) M. McCullough (24-144) Anthony Hicks (36-136) J.K. Sabb (27.5-118) Emanuel Toles (26-110) Charlie Gregory (16-110) William Thomas (19-108)

n annual tackle leaders Year 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983

Player David Duvall (lb) Not Available Greg Gregory (dt) Gary Bell (lb) Melviin Boyd (lb) Chris Keen (lb) Jim Dunster (lb) Mo Bell (lb) Stan Wright (lb) Stan Wright (lb) Robbie Ridings (lb) Robbie Ridings (lb) Dennis Mix (lb) Jeff Spencer (dt)

UT 50

AT 45

TT 95

66 99 90 91 81 92 127 99 48 45 52 54

30 43 52 49 27 40 51 19 32 65 40 32

96 142 142 140 108 132 178 118 80 110 92 86

1977 1996 1982 1996 1981 1995 2006 2006 1978 2008 2005 1984 1979-82 2004-07 1992-96 1993-96 1976-77, 79 2005-2006 1979-82 2005-08 1983-85 1985-88 n James Griffin is the seventh all-time leading tackler.

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Randy Carr (lb) Roosevelt Colvard (lb) Roosevelt Colvard (lb) Don Thomas (lb) Don Thomas (lb) Anthony Coleman (lb) Scott Boykin (lb) Scott Boykin (lb) Mike Caldwell (de) Anthony Hicks (lb) Nathaniel Claybrooks (lb) Nathaniel Claybrooks (lb) Brian Chastain (lb) Charlie Walker (s) Keith Pauldo (lb) Mario Kelso (s) Jermaine Francis (db) Michael Woods (s) Sheldon Durham (lb) Will Martin (s) Marcel Horne (lb) J.K. Sabb (lb) J.K. Sabb (lb) Justin Rainey (lb) Tavares Jones (de) Danny Carmichael (lb)

46 57 79 60 70 66 51 72 47 60 52 46 27 50 56 61 64 44 59 49 54 48 46 40 44 62

68 68 41 46 41 39 56 45 29 53 66 62 55 48 22 45 26 36 38 51 12 23 23 29 17 27

114 125 120 106 111 105 107 117 76 113 118 108 82 98 78 106 90 80 97 100 66 71 69 69 61 89

n quarterback sacks Game 1. 3 Anthony Hicks vs UT-Martin 2. 2.5 Erik Walden vs Troy 2.5 Kenny McDaniel vs Akron 4. 2 Numerous Players

Season 1. 11.5 Erik Walden (11.5-83) 2. 4. 7. 8.

7.0 7.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 5.5 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0

Tavares Jones (7.0-57) Anthony Hicks (7.0-51) Erik Walden (6-26) Scotty Brown (6.0-37) Anthony McCord (6.0-38) Tavares Jones (5.5-38) Demetrios Walker (5.0-20) Anthony McCord (5.0-27) Chris Burns (5.0-40) Tanaka Scott (5.0-35)

Career 1. 24.0 Erik Walden (24.0-136) 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 10.

15.0 14.0 12.0 11.0 11.0 10.0 8.0 8.0 7.5

Anthony McCord (15.0-81) Tavares Jones (14.0-95) Devarick Scandrett (12.0-68) Bryan Faulkner (11.0-67) Anthony Hicks (11.0-78) Thomas Johnson (10.0-60) Scotty Brown (8.0-45) Demetrios Walker (8.0-33) Lonnie Clemons (7.5-52)

11/9/96 11/25/06 11/16/85

2006 2007 1996 2004 2001 1995 2006 2003 1994 1990 2000 2004-07 1993-96 2004-07 2002-05 1988-91 1992-96 2001-04 1998-01 2001-03 2005-08

n yards from sacks Season 1. 83 Erik Walden 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8.

57 51 40 38 38 37 35

Tavares Jones Anthony Hicks Chris Burns Tavares Jones Anthony McCord Scotty Brown Tanaka Scott

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2006 2007 1996 1990 2006 1995 2001 2000

Career 1. 126 Erik Walden (24.0-136) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

95 81 78 68 67 60 54 52 52

Tavares Jones (14.0-95) Anthony McCord (15.0-81) Anthony Hicks (11.0-78) Devarick Scandrett (12.0-68) Bryan Faulkner (11.0-67) Thomas Johnson (10.0-60) J.K. Sabb (6.0-54) Chris Burns (7.0-52) Lonnie Clemons (7.5-52)

2004-07 2004-07 1993-96 1992-96 2002-05 1988-91 2001-04 2005-06 1989-91 2005-08

n annual sack leaders Year 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Player Jack Pittman Greg Pollard Chris Burns James McKenzie Montrell Toney Jay Moore Anthony McCord Anthony McCord Anthony Hicks Kenrick Whitehead Martez Phelps Kyle Gay Keith Pauldo Kenrick Whitehead Martez Phelps Jeff Thomas Terrence King Tanaka Scott Scotty Brown Sheldon Durham Devarick Scandrett Demetrios Walker Demetrios Walker Erik Walden Erik Walden Devarick Scandrett Erik Walden Tavares Jones Lonnie Clemons

Sacks 4 4 5 4 4 3 5 6 7 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 5 6 2 2 2 5 6 3 3 11.5 7.0 4.0

Total Yards Tackles 23 67 33 52 40 44 33 19 24 74 19 16 27 50 38 43 51 69 13 38 11 39 5 11 27 78 21 52 16 46 11 31 18 46 35 44 37 77 13 97 13 11 12 29 20 50 26 25 17 33 13 33 83 48 57 61 24 41

n interceptions Game 1. 4 Damon Nickson vs Louisiana-Lafayette 10/28/06 2. 3 Don Griffin vs Akron 3 Ken Coffee vs Austin Peay 3 Mike Matheny vs Pensacola Navy

Season 1. 8 James Griffin (8-105) 2. 7.

6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

Jimbo Pearson (6-72) Mike Matheny (6-71) Tommy Barnes (6-54) Don Griffin (6-47) Jimmy McCamey (6-22) Bradley Robinson (5-65) Damon Nickson (5-31) Bradley Robinson (5-12) Don Thomas (5-73) Pat Siegfried (5-63) Typail McMullen (5-44) Markee Tate (5-41)

Career 1. 17 James Griffin (17-286)

2. 14 Bradley Robinson (14-217) 14 Cedric Stegall (14-214) 4. 13 Ray Oldham (13-246)

11/16/85 10/25/69 9/16/67

1982 1960 1967 1988 1985 1989 2007 2006 2005 1988 1977 1996 1993 1979-82 2004-07 1995-98 1969-72

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13 11 10 10 10 10 10

Don Griffin (13-119) Jimbo Pearson (11-109) Ronnie Cecil (10-138) Dejuan Buford (10-85) Sonny Anderson (10-82) Mike Matheny (10-81) Chuck Swafford (10-58)

1982-85 1960-61, 63-64 1974-77 1984-86, 88 1972-75 1965-67 1986-89

n interception return yds Game 1. 105 Jimmy Saunders vs Tenn. Tech

2. 100 3. 99 4. 89 5. 88

11/18/78 Ray Oldham vs UT-Chattanooga 10/3/70 Ray Neal vs Muskingum 12/12/64 Michael Woods vs NMSU 10/11/03 Bradley Robinson vs Arkansas St. 11/11/06 (TD)

Season 1. 140 Bradley Robinson (2-140) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10.

120 112 106 105 103 100 95 95 91

Cedric Stegall (4-120) Jimmy Sanders (4-112) Ray Oldham (2-106) James Griffin (8-105) Ray Oldham (4-103) Markee Tate (4-100) Darrien Thomas (3-95) Anthony Hicks (3-95) Michael Woods (2-91)

Career 1. 286 James Griffin (17-286) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

246 217 214 144 141 140 138 132 132

Ray Oldham (13-246) Bradley Robinson (14-217) Cedric Stegall (14-214) Jimmy Sanders (6-144) Markee Tate (9-141) Delvin Pikes (5-140) Ronnie Cecil (10-138) Don Thomas (9-132) Kareem Bland (2-132)

2006 1995 1978 1970 1982 1971 1994 1986 1993 2003 1979-82 1969-72 2004-07 1995-98 1976-78 1991-94 1998-00 1974-77 1985-88 1999-00

Longest Return 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10.

100 99 89 88 81 71 67 65 65 61

Ray Oldham vs UT-Chatt. 10/3/70 (TD) Ray Neal vs Muskingum 12/12/64 (TD) Michael Woods vs NMSU 10/11/03 (TD) Bradley Robinson vs Arkansas St. 11/11/06 (TD) John Diefenback vs UT-Chattanooga 10/2/76 (TD) Kareem Bland vs Connecticut 11/4/00 (TD) Lannie Martin vs Tennessee State 9/3/77 (TD) Delvin Pikes vs UAB 11/14/98 Jykine Bradley vs East Tennessee 11/29/99 Kareem Bland vs UT-Martin 11/6/99

n interception return tds Game 1. 2 Markee Tate 2.

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Jeremy Kellem Michael Woods Kareem Bland Kareem Bland Charlie Walker Sean Luckett Brad Cowan Don Thomas Dennis Mix Jimmy Sanders Ronnie Cecil Sonny Anderson Danny Buck

Season 1. 2 Kareem Bland 2

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n annual interception leaders Year 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Player No. Jimbo Pearson 6 Jimbo Pearson 2 Earl Harris 2 Jim Harvey 2 Larry Dotson 3 James Donnelly 4 Gary Draper 4 Jerry Broadbent 4 Larry Dotson 3 Mike Matheny 3 Mike Matheny 6 Gary Draper 4 Ken Coffee 4 Ed Miller 5 Ray Oldham 4 Ray Oldham 5 Sonny Anderson 3 Leigh Kelka 3 John Emert 4 Sonny Anderson 4 Tony Buck 3 Harry Majors 3 Stan Murphy 3 Pat Siegfried 5 Jimmy Saunders 4 Guy Albanese 3 James Griffin 4 James Griffin 4 Dennis Mix 4 James Griffin 8 Don Griffin 4 Don Griffin 3 Robert Frazier 3 Don Griffin 6 Dejuan Buford 5 Don Thomas 4 Tommy Barnes 6 Jimmy McCamey 6 Darius Sullivan 3 Marty Carter 3 Adrian Owens 3 Eric McBroom 4 Markee Tate 5 Markee Tate 4 Cedric Stegall 4 Typail McMullen 5 Cedric Stegall 3 Cedric Stegall 5 Jykine Bradley 2 Charlie Walker 2 Mario Kelso 2 Jykine Bradley 3 Jykine Bradley 4 Tony Sutton 3 Muhammad Rashada 3 Michael Woods 2 Will Martin 2 Randy Arnold 2 Kevin Copeland 2 Bradley Robinson 2 Bradley Robinson 5 Damon Nickson 5 Bradley Robinson 5 Alex Suber 2 Ivon Hickmon 2 Jeremy Kellem 2

Yards 72 12 28 13 38 18 31 15 60 0 71 13 11 26 103 31 62 14 5 14 39 39 8 63 112 26 77 87 66 105 49 23 35 47 32 59 54 22 21 20 35 54 41 100 120 44 43 35 73 66 1 19 24 14 0 91 59 17 0 0 12 31 65 60 26 17

TDs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1

n passes defended Season 1. 22 Jykine Bradley

2. 19 Typail McMullen 3. 15 Jykine Bradley

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4. 14 Cedric Stegall 14 Markee Tate 14 James Griffin

1998 1993 1982

Career 1. 46 Cedric Stegall

1995-98 1999-01 1979-82 2004-07

2. 44 Jykine Bradley 3. 33 James Griffin 4. 30 Bradley Robinson

n forced fumbles Season 1. 4 Sean Mosley Career 1. 7 Mike Caldwell

6 Erk Walden 5 Jeremy Kellem 5 Sean Mosely

2006 1989-92 2004-07 2007-Present 2004-06

n fumble recoveries Season 1. 5 Rick Holliday

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Kareem Bland Bo Browne Darrell Love Jeremy McMurray Nathaniel Claybrooks Montrell Toney Jabbar Troutman Marty Carter Marty Carter Doug Althouse Dejuan Buford Gary Womack Jeff Spencer Greg Casteel Emanuel Toles Arthur Washington

Career 1. 6 Nathaniel Claybrooks

6 6 5 5 5 5

Marty Carter John Garrett Mike Jordan Mike Caldwell Jabbar Troutman Gary Womack

Season 1. 1 by several players Career 1. 1 by several players

n blocked extra points Game 1. 2 Kareem Bland vs North Texas Season 1. 2 Pierre Ingram

1993-95 1988-90 1982-85 1990-93 1989-92 1991-92 1982-84

2003 2002

2 Kareem Bland

Career 1. 3 Kareem Bland

1999-2002 2003-2006

2. 2 Pierre Ingram

n total combined blocks Game 1. 2 Kareem Bland vs North Texas

1994 1999 1998 1996 1996 1994 1992 1991 1990 1989 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1982 1982

11/23/02

2 Markee Tate vs Murray State 2 Mike Fairbanks vs Morehead St.

Season 1. 3 Markee Tate

11/23/02 9/26/92 10/15/88 1992 1992 1988

3 Sean Luckett 3 Tommy Barnes

Career 1. 4 Markee Tate (4 punts)

1992-94 4 Kareem Bland (1 field goal, 3 PATs) 1999-2002 3. 3 Sean Mosley (2 punts, 1 FG) 2004-06 3 Pierre Ingram (2 PAT, 1 FG) 2003-2006

n SAFETIES Game 1. 2 North Texas Season 1. 4 2. 3

10/27/07 1965 1996, 2007

n blocked punts Game 1. 2 Markee Tate vs Murray State

2 Mike Fairbanks vs Morehead St.

Season 1. 3 Markee Tate

3 Sean Luckett 3 Tommy Barnes

Career 1. 4 Markee Tate

2. 3 Sean Luckett 3 Tommy Barnes

9/26/92 10/15/88 1992 1992 1988 1992-94 1991-94 1986-88

n blocked field goals 2001 1996 2000

Game 1. 1 by several players

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Season.................................................... 2 (1925, 1951, 1954

Season 1. 98 Most Penalty Yards

Miscellaneous/Opponent Records n miscellaneous RECORDS Most Wins

Season.................................................11 (1984, 1985, 1990)

Most Consecutive Wins

Season................................................. 18, 11/7/64 - 10/8/66

Most Ties

Largest Winning Margin

Game.................................. 70, Morehead State (70-0), 1992 69, North Alabama (76-7), 1927

1995

Season.................................................................. 907 (1976)

Fewest Penalty Yards

Season.................................................................. 250 (1954)

Largest Losing Margin

Most Conference Wins

Season...................................................................... 8 (1992)

Game........................................... 69, Vanderbilt (69-0), 1926

Largest Come-From-Behind Victory

Most Consecutive Conference Wins

Season................................................. 15, 9/28/91 - 9/25/93

Most Losses

Season...................................................9 (1969, 1978, 1979)

Most Consecutive Losses

Season............................................. 16, 11/12/77 - 11/10/79

Most Consecutive Conference Losses

Game...............................24 vs New Mexico State (10/27/01) (down 35-11 in 4th quarter, won 39-35)

n penalties Game 1. 14 Troy (127 yds)

2. 13 UL-Lafayette (111 yds) 13 Miss. Valley (135 yds) 4. 12 Murray State (14 yds)

9/8/01 9/25/04 10/8/88 9/16/00

TEAM Idaho Western Kentucky Idaho Louisiana Tech Idaho Louisiana Tech South Carolina Idaho ULL Louisiana Tech Tennessee State Clemson ULL Akron

10/6/01 11/9/85 10/6/01 10/17/99 10/6/01 10/17/99 11/18/06 10/6/01 12/3/08 10/17/99 9/5/98 9/13/03 11/15/03 11/16/85

Season................................................. 10, 10/7/78 - 11/3/79

Opponent Records n Rushing Attempts 37 37 Yards 275 TDs 4

INDIVIDUAL Anthony Downs (E. Kentucky) McAllister (Eastern Kentucky) Anthony Allen (Louisville) Anthony Downs (E. Kentucky)

TEAM Attempts 79 Tennessee-Martin Yards 490 Nebraska TDs 7 Mississippi State 7 Nebraska

9/27/97 10/11/75 9/6/07 9/27/97 9/15/79 9/12/92 10/28/00 9/12/92

n passing Attempts Comp. Yards TDs INTs

71 56 56 49 41 637 445 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5

INDIVIDUAL Brian Lindgren (Idaho) Tim Rattay (Louisiana Tech) Jerry Babb (ULL) Brian Lindgren (Idaho) Tim Rattay (Louisiana Tech) Brian Lindgren (Idaho) Leon Murray (Tennessee State) Brian Brohm (Louisville) Brian Lindgren (Idaho) Michael Desormeaux (ULL) Blake Mitchell (South Carolina) Tim Rattay (Louisiana Tech) Leon Murray (Tennessee State) Charlie Whitehurst (Clemson) Jerry Babb (ULL) Artis (Miles) Stewart (Akron)

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10/6/01 10/17/99 11/15/03 10/6/01 10/17/99 10/6/01 9/5/98 9/6/07 10/6/01 12/3/08 11/18/06 10/17/99 9/5/98 9/13/03 11/15/03 8/30/86 11/16/85

Attempts Comp. Yards TDs INTs

71 69 49 44 637 449 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 7

n receiving Rec. Yards TDs

INDIVIDUAL 15 Chris Lacy (Idaho) 13 Kevin Curtis (Utah State) 13 Fred Stamps (ULL) 12 Four different players 221 Chris Lacy (Idaho) 205 Pete Ravettine (Delaware) 3 Troy Brown (Marshall) 3 Fred Stamps (ULL)

10/6/01 11/30/02 11/15/03 10/6/01 10/21/78 12/5/92 11/15/03

n total offense Plays Yards

73 66 657 474 456

INDIVIDUAL Brian Lindgren (Idaho) 10/6/01 Jerry Babb (ULL) 11/15/03 Brian Lindgren (Idaho) 10/6/01 Jerry Babb (ULL) 11/15/03 Leon Murray (Tennessee State) 9/5/98

Yards

760 Idaho 646 Delaware

TEAM

10/6/01 10/21/78

n all-purpose yards

283 William Murrel (E. Kentucky)

10/19/96

n kick returns PR KR

INDIVIDUAL 3-104 William Murrell (E. Kentucky) 7-185 Blair Lewis (Idaho) 8-171 A. Phillips (FIU)

PR KR

TEAM 7-122 Murray State 9-254 Tennessee-Martin

10/19/96 10/6/01 9/29/07 9/23/95 11/7/98

n defense Tackles TFL Sacks INT INT

INDIVIDUAL 22 Junior Jackson (Chattanooga) 9/30/89 6 Jeff Weisse (Illinois) 9/12/98 4 Rodney Hardeway (ULL) 11/10/07 4 Antwan Barnes (FIU) 8/31/06 4 Mark Word (Jacksonville State) 9/19/98 2 Several players tied TEAM 7 Tennessee Tech

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RUSHING YEAR ATT YDS TD 1955 419 1524 14 1956 434 1982 19 1957 471 2393 21 1958 508 2456 11 1959 547 2874 - 1960 459 1732 12 1961 479 1918 15 1962 431 1622 13 1963 428 1559 14 1964 467 1779 11 1965 403 1432 19 1966 380 1114 8 1967 386 1086 17 1968 388 1138 11 1969 393 1103 10 1970 528 1671 14 1971 586 1897 15 1972 559 1999 20 1973 428 1434 13 1974 547 1998 14 1975 549 2256 17 1976 588 2062 16 1977 539 1645 9 1978 507 1161 8 1979 357 928 2 1980 401 1257 4 1981 440 897 9 1982 524 2156 15 1983 459 2040 23 1984 548 2261 14 1985 550 2808 36 1986 498 2023 22 1987 531 2276 18 1988 486 1973 25 1989 471 1895 20 1990 533 3188 36 1991 478 2647 32 1992 469 2438 33 1993 455 2329 33 1994 496 2152 29 1995 481 1735 24 1996 470 1553 14 1997 325 1437 22 1998 393 1552 16 1999 347 1225 19 2000 404 2138 30 2001 471 2614 32 2002 528 2504 30 2003 494 1735 23 2004 360 1172 16 2005 429 1200 18 2006 474 1705 24 2007 459 1617 17 2008 412 1283 15

YPG 152.4 198.2 239.3 245.6 287.4 173.2 191.8 162.2 155.9 177.9 143.2 111.4 108.6 113.8 110.3 167.1 172.5 181.7 131.3 181.6 205.1 187.5 149.2 105.5 92.8 125.7 81.5 196.0 204.0 205.5 255.3 183.9 206.9 179.4 172.3 289.8 240.1 221.6 211.7 195.6 157.7 141.2 143.7 155.2 111.4 194.4 237.6 208.7 144.6 106.5 109.1 131.2 134.8 106.9

CPL 61 45 49 40 54 42 84 68 106 87 141 103 161 139 130 58 55 110 116 48 77 85 76 53 121 91 102 72 128 121 82 98 90 102 107 146 136 94 146 153 151 128 178 163 254 218 214 148 224 282 208 181 187 256

PASSING ATT INT YDS 144 12 1162 101 10 610 95 7 694 93 9 540 89 7 565 116 12 641 156 9 1376 129 11 1022 180 17 1540 163 9 1027 275 16 2213 204 14 1435 312 15 1982 297 24 1776 306 23 1591 133 8 696 155 12 723 235 15 1482 256 15 1230 152 21 778 209 19 1137 200 17 1339 175 18 911 128 8 621 269 16 1757 218 13 1007 225 22 1377 189 8 919 233 13 1762 201 9 1575 136 6 1205 192 8 1270 185 14 1187 212 8 1304 210 9 1603 241 6 1967 228 6 1876 173 8 1438 258 6 1921 256 12 2271 297 13 2271 292 12 1636 307 11 2392 250 3 1795 397 14 2711 366 10 2631 310 6 2681 256 8 1848 366 8 2720 404 16 2945 316 7 2183 313 11 2007 324 9 2425 414 11 2900

TD 14 10 12 8 3 5 13 9 16 7 20 13 16 9 7 4 3 7 3 5 7 9 0 1 12 5 6 9 14 22 11 8 8 9 12 9 6 10 9 17 11 8 17 13 15 14 21 6 18 15 9 9 21 18

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TOTAL OFFENSE PUNT RETURN YPG PLAYS YDS YPG ATT YDS TD 116.2 563 2686 268.6 10 119 0 61.0 535 2592 259.2 21 231 0 69.4 566 3087 308.7 20 186 1 54.0 601 2996 299.6 23 270 1 56.5 636 3439 343.9 - - - 64.1 575 2373 237.3 10 204 1 137.6 645 3294 329.4 13 137 0 102.2 560 2644 264.4 17 303 1 154.0 608 3099 309.9 19 110 0 102.7 630 2806 280.6 27 214 0 221.3 678 3645 364.5 20 174 0 143.5 584 2549 254.9 24 236 2 198.2 698 3068 306.8 35 303 1 177.6 685 2914 291.4 15 75 0 159.1 699 2694 269.4 30 147 0 69.6 661 2367 236.7 28 169 0 65.7 741 2620 262.0 44 313 3 134.7 794 3481 316.5 41 252 1 111.8 684 2664 242.2 23 98 0 70.7 699 2776 252.3 26 77 0 103.4 758 3393 308.5 26 150 0 121.7 788 3401 309.2 32 165 1 82.8 714 2556 232.4 21 82 0 56.5 635 1782 162.0 8 80 0 175.7 626 2685 268.5 12 60 0 100.7 619 2264 226.4 12 51 0 125.2 665 2274 206.7 44 284 0 83.5 713 3075 279.5 52 469 3 176.2 692 3802 380.2 22 119 0 143.2 747 3836 348.7 27 160 0 109.5 686 4013 364.8 23 231 2 115.5 690 3293 299.4 34 406 1 107.9 716 3463 314.8 28 253 2 118.5 698 3277 297.9 29 307 4 145.7 681 3498 318.0 39 374 4 178.8 774 5155 468.6 41 342 1 170.5 706 4523 411.2 28 266 1 130.7 642 3876 352.4 36 523 3 174.6 713 4250 386.4 16 86 0 206.5 752 4423 402.1 25 165 0 206.5 778 4006 364.2 33 226 1 148.7 762 3189 289.9 26 238 0 239.2 632 3829 382.9 23 183 1 179.5 643 3347 334.7 21 227 0 246.5 744 3936 357.8 22 271 0 239.2 770 4769 433.5 23 247 1 243.7 781 5295 481.4 18 56 0 154.0 784 4352 362.7 28 159 1 226.7 860 4455 371.2 26 178 0 267.7 764 4117 374.3 20 208 1 198.5 745 3383 307.5 23 206 0 154.4 787 3712 285.5 17 142 0 202.1 783 4042 336.8 19 137 1 241.7 826 4183 348.6 13 81 0

KICK RETURN ATT YDS TD 35 525 0 24 557 0 14 368 1 19 372 0 - - - 29 510 0 25 414 0 23 405 0 23 391 0 20 377 0 31 566 0 23 415 0 41 674 0 43 800 0 36 820 2 21 422 1 33 764 1 34 648 0 46 785 0 35 717 0 45 830 0 51 684 0 40 663 0 43 736 0 48 854 0 31 553 0 31 500 0 17 231 0 21 425 0 26 433 0 20 527 1 29 612 0 34 630 0 27 459 0 34 644 0 26 592 1 33 674 1 24 466 0 34 713 0 33 716 0 35 697 0 40 901 0 44 814 0 40 829 1 44 819 0 43 841 0 41 827 2 40 660 0 47 764 0 37 670 0 27 568 0 46 1061 2 63 1296 1 51 983 1

INT RETURN INT YDS TD 7 - - 11 - - 13 212 1 12 98 0 9 - - 16 133 0 9 126 0 10 107 0 17 153 1 15 101 0 17 176 1 14 170 0 12 141 0 16 74 0 18 60 0 21 299 3 9 131 0 13 96 0 13 112 1 14 96 0 17 156 1 18 238 1 11 147 0 11 200 1 8 106 0 11 153 1 16 250 1 21 246 0 17 167 0 12 115 0 26 322 1 22 238 1 17 188 2 23 205 0 25 193 0 18 96 0 12 95 0 17 251 1 22 232 1 16 268 3 17 274 2 15 170 0 14 129 1 13 134 1 11 236 2 11 317 1 10 140 0 10 115 0 12 224 1 7 42 0 14 128 0 14 292 2 18 174 0 11 132 1

PENALTY FD NO-YDS 135 48-430 139 NA-553 145 NA-435 158 NA-564 175 - 125 42-376 178 50-449 137 65-726 144 62-654 150 54-491 194 64-725 140 60-665 168 64-639 155 61-719 149 50-562 132 62-605 140 85-753 200 50-532 156 68-711 153 79-680 171 57-620 167 92-906 153 74-807 110 49-476 144 54-514 129 55-496 136 71-637 156 71-604 190 69-543 213 59-487 180 69-648 161 79-698 187 74-635 166 81-723 170 66-572 240 83-684 223 70-686 194 91-878 224 75-586 227 79-706 204 98-778 179 93-800 184 61-523 182 52-433 223 60-534 242 79-721 281 89-767 218 84-750 231 89-820 219 86-761 191 89-806 206 72-552 208 78-671 224 68-607

F-L 24-20 39-24 34-19 36-18 - 33-17 45-18 42-21 26-12 22-6 28-13 16-6 32-15 25-15 25-11 24-9 37-18 42-24 37-18 40-22 43-22 61-36 38-22 44-21 32-13 26-8 28-16 39-26 16-12 31-13 23-11 29-14 17-8 24-11 31-17 22-10 34-19 30-16 26-14 19-12 20-6 20-14 13-9 25-11 23-13 27-10 22-15 26-13 30-11 20-10 13-5 19-10 19-10 12-9

PTS 187 202 241 196 303 115 187 161 213 136 286 160 236 146 134 167 196 216 148 164 189 205 125 95 137 85 158 231 296 292 367 254 248 294 291 384 312 361 354 387 303 220 292 250 272 350 408 297 332 269 210 296 308 274

PPG 18.7 20.2 24.1 19.6 30.3 11.5 18.7 16.1 21.3 13.6 28.6 16.0 23.6 14.6 13.4 16.7 19.6 19.6 13.4 14.9 17.2 18.6 11.4 8.6 13.7 8.5 14.4 21.0 29.6 26.5 33.4 23.1 22.5 26.7 26.5 34.9 28.4 32.8 32.2 35.2 27.5 20.0 29.2 25.0 24.7 31.8 37.1 24.8 27.7 24.5 19.1 22.8 25.7 22.8

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Year-by-Year Defense RUSHING YEAR ATT YDS TD 1955 434 2004 - 1956 421 1343 13 1957 420 1073 5 1958 436 1322 5 1959 407 1244 8 1960 457 1723 - 1961 393 1445 11 1962 446 1074 8 1963 356 717 6 1964 371 1078 6 1965 387 821 8 1966 402 913 7 1967 428 1226 21 1968 494 1828 21 1969 483 1576 15 1970 453 1512 8 1971 528 1562 18 1972 532 1588 13 1973 550 2279 22 1974 606 2459 24 1975 633 2809 23 1976 553 1695 22 1977 556 2067 24 1978 614 2773 33 1979 622 3285 35 1980 485 2147 18 1981 505 1460 13 1982 437 918 4 1983 409 1260 4 1984 429 1317 6 1985 456 1560 10 1986 483 1904 16 1987 483 1963 11 1988 483 1718 9 1989 485 1822 13 1990 415 1223 11 1991 442 1834 9 1992 534 1940 14 1993 460 2005 14 1994 454 1881 17 1995 417 1492 11 1996 417 1281 9 1997 427 2060 23 1998 371 1557 21 1999 482 2336 25 2000 398 1666 20 2001 406 1535 18 2002 476 2060 20 2003 486 2051 22 2004 415 1522 14 2005 383 1492 13 2006 431 1563 17 2007 493 2398 20 2008 453 1842 20

YPG 200.4 134.3 107.3 132.2 124.4 172.3 144.5 107.4 71.7 107.8 82.1 91.3 122.6 182.8 157.6 151.2 156.2 144.4 207.2 223.5 255.4 154.1 187.9 252.1 328.5 214.7 132.7 83.5 126.0 119.7 141.8 173.1 178.5 156.2 165.6 111.2 166.7 176.4 182.3 171.0 135.6 116.5 206.0 155.7 212.4 151.5 139.5 171.7 170.9 138.4 135.6 120.2 199.8 153.5

CPL 58 34 48 42 47 53 50 66 81 62 128 112 125 120 133 78 66 95 138 93 102 128 84 126 79 109 104 122 94 129 178 139 128 110 150 125 168 107 148 113 142 162 152 180 219 246 231 213 248 231 191 214 211 216

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PASSING ATT INT YDS TD 141 7 686 - 107 11 518 3 140 13 699 1 106 12 484 6 141 9 539 4 128 16 829 - 124 9 656 5 160 10 923 7 188 17 995 9 146 15 702 3 274 17 1689 13 241 14 1479 6 253 12 1680 12 251 16 1665 18 242 23 1736 16 194 21 850 6 182 12 893 4 221 15 1346 8 256 15 1881 15 186 21 1169 7 230 17 1400 6 280 18 1925 12 175 11 124.7 11 230 11 1589 14 147 16 1086 10 231 11 1662 9 249 16 1264 7 278 8 1262 8 206 17 1194 9 266 12 1563 11 340 26 1997 9 285 22 1521 5 286 17 1508 6 251 23 999 3 339 25 1570 5 270 18 1470 1 325 12 1842 9 254 17 1300 4 277 22 1956 15 271 16 1525 5 288 17 1831 11 314 15 2040 12 275 14 2045 9 307 13 2249 11 352 11 2568 21 397 11 2601 19 393 10 2801 20 347 10 2749 19 401 12 3053 23 356 7 3008 20 329 14 2176 11 372 14 2656 18 379 18 2584 22 365 11 2554 17

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KICK RETURN ATT YDS TD - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 26 400 - 34 545 - 36 719 0 37 657 0 29 565 0 48 903 0 32 520 0 42 774 0 21 560 0 - - - 34 577 0 39 660 0 40 830 0 34 637 0 25 486 0 32 671 0 36 558 0 21 445 0 26 584 0 20 353 0 21 399 0 35 673 0 36 720 0 25 304 0 27 532 0 24 405 0 40 830 0 44 849 0 49 1014 0 49 728 0 62 1364 0 46 916 0 47 717 0 52 928 0 50 1011 0 42 640 0 36 698 0 40 836 0 38 969 0 38 649 1 59 1081 0 43 965 0 32 554 0 43 778 0 39 616 0 32 616 0 48 848 0 53 1038 0 42 899 0

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FD 133 97 84 94 92 132 101 123 106 95 155 141 162 178 159 141 143 159 228 199 213 200 185 244 229 194 154 129 126 157 201 195 205 155 208 145 197 200 205 178 177 171 200 188 247 239 239 236 281 238 207 238 262 229

PENALTY NO-YDS 43-359 NA-583 NA-487 NA-480 - 42-414 42-444 56-512 44-382 48-409 49-555 35-432 48-443 64-704 64-683 38-370 36-362 39-422 69-749 69-741 63-654 87-866 65-600 68-677 68-647 70-795 68-576 75-622 75-605 70-516 64-507 73-648 77-684 101-834 80-647 62-553 69-559 77-642 78-556 95-736 80-585 83-647 69-604 61-516 94-770 93-800 82-666 114-950 110-903 94-889 82-677 53-456 102-870 71-537

F-L 18-14 25-12 20-11 29-13 - 29-12 20-7 30-15 25-6 21-10 22-9 16-5 35-15 32-11 34-17 31-14 33-20 29-10 32-18 32-17 28-17 33-21 38-15 53-23 34-16 25-11 43-21 38-22 37-19 31-15 29-19 25-14 29-15 27-13 24-13 28-10 22-14 30-17 25-12 21-14 36-22 27-18 16-11 16-11 20-11 25-10 17-7 20-11 19-9 21-13 16-4 26-13 22-12 18-12

PTS 204 132 40 77 81 126 107 104 106 65 157 95 231 279 216 105 178 176 264 254 254 281 283 340 333 224 173 110 111 148 145 155 160 115 159 101 151 144 235 180 201 206 244 256 379 316 286 332 375 293 206 302 339 299

PPG 20.4 13.2 4.0 7.7 8.1 12.6 10.7 10.4 10.6 6.5 15.7 9.5 23.1 27.9 21.6 10.5 17.8 15.6 24.0 23.1 23.1 25.5 25.7 30.9 33.3 22.4 15.7 10.0 11.1 13.5 13.2 14.1 14.5 10.5 14.5 9.2 13.7 13.1 21.4 16.4 18.3 18.7 24.4 25.6 34.5 28.7 26.0 27.7 31.2 26.6 18.7 23.2 28.2 24.9


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1911 (0-1) Coach: L.E. Mutt Weber Nov. 11 Fitzgerald and Clark...................................... L 6-0 1912 (1-0) Coach: L.E. Mutt Weber Oct. 12 Fitzgerald and Clark...................................W 29-7 1913 (5-1-1) Coach: Alfred B. Miles MBA.......................................................... W 47-0 Bowen...................................................... W 29-0 at Fitzgerald and Clark.............................. W 32-0 Vanderbilt “B”...............................................T 0-0 Vanderbilt Meds..................................... W 16-14 Hume-Fogg.............................................. W 33-0 at Morgan...................................................L 7-34 1914 (5-0-1) Coach: Alfred B. Miles at Cumberland..............................................T 0-0 Vanderbilt “B”............................................. W 9-6 Morgan..................................................... W 30-0 Oct. 10 Western Kentucky..................................... W 47-0 Castle Heights........................................... W 21-7 Vanderbilt Meds....................................... W 25-0 1915 (3-3-1) Coach: Alfred B. Miles at Vanderbilt...............................................L 0-51 Cumberland..................................................T 0-0 at Castle Heights....................................... W 20-0 Chatt. Central..............................................L 0-20 Vanderbilt “B”.............................................L 0-14 Nov. 12 at Western Kentucky................................. W 47-0 SW Presbyterian....................................... W 14-7 1916 (5-2-0) Coach: Alfred B. Miles Sept. 30 at Chattanooga...........................................L 7-20 Sewanee.....................................................L 7-10 Castle Heights........................................... W 20-0 Cumberland.............................................. W 49-0 at SW Presbyterian........................................... W Chatt. Central............................................ W 14-0 Vanderbilt “B”........................................... W 14-0

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1920 (4-1-0) Coach: Alfred B. Miles Bethel (Ky.)............................................... W 28-0 Maryville................................................ W 33-14 Bethel (Ky.)............................................... W 44-0 Vanderbilt...................................................L 0-34 at Vanderbilt Meds................................... W 21-6

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1921 (3-2-1) Coach: Alfred B. Miles at Vanderbilt...............................................L 0-34 Sewanee “B”............................................... W 7-0 Vanderbilt “B”......................................... W 14-13 at Tennessee Meds......................................L 0-20 Nov. 11 Western Kentucky..................................... W 15-7 at Union (Tenn.)............................................T 0-0

1926 (4-2-1) Coach: Frank Faulkinberry at Vanderbilt “B”....................................... W 12-0 Ogden (Ky.)............................................... W 40-0 Oct. 22 at Memphis State..................................... W 27-0 Oct. 29 Cumberland.............................................. W 23-7 Nov. 6 Murray State.................................................T 0-0 at Vanderbilt...............................................L 0-69 at Sewanee.................................................L 0-48

1922 (2-6-0) Coach: Alfred B. Miles at Vanderbilt...............................................L 0-38 Oct. 6 at Western Kentucky...................................L 0-31 Bethel (Ky.)...................................................L 0-9 Bryson.................................................... W 13-12 at Southwestern......................................... W 7-0 Sewanee Frosh...........................................L 0-19 Vanderbilt Frosh.........................................L 0-25 at Union (Tenn.)..........................................L 0-41 1923 (3-1-0) Coach: Alfred B. Miles Bethel (Tenn.)........................................... W 24-0 Evansville............................................... W 51-12 Bethel (Ky.)............................................... W 28-0 Nashville Central.........................................L 6-20 1924 (1-5-0) Coach: Guy Stephenson Bethel (Ky.).................................................L 0-13 Oct. 18 Western Kentucky.......................................L 0-44 Tennessee Tech.............................................L 0-6 Maryville....................................................L 0-28 at Bethel (Tenn.)....................................... W 14-0 at Cumberland............................................L 0-32 1925 (3-4-2) Coach: Guy Stephenson at Vanderbilt..................................................................L 0-27 Oct. 3 at Sewanee.................................................L 0-53

Bryson...................................................... W 13-6 Western Kentucky.........................................T 7-7 at Tennessee Tech.........................................T 0-0 Bethel (Tenn.)......................................... W 30-12 at Murray State.............................................L 0-6 Memphis State......................................... W 57-7 Stetson.......................................................L 0-10

1927 (6-2-0) Coach: Frank Faulkinberry Jacksonville State..................................... W 13-0 at Cumberland.......................................... W 19-0 Oct. 14 Memphis State......................................... W 47-6 at Union (Tenn.)........................................L 14-33 North Alabama......................................... W 76-7 Nov. 5 at Murray State...........................................L 7-13 Tennessee Tech......................................... W 13-0 Bryson...................................................... W 13-0 1928 (2-4-1) Coach: Frank Faulkinberry Jacksonville State....................................... W 6-0 Cumberland................................................L 0-13 Oct. 20 Western Kentucky.......................................L 0-19 Oct. 26 at Memphis State.....................................T 13-13 Nov. 3 Murray State...............................................L 6-14 Bethel (Tenn.)........................................... W 32-0 at Tennessee Tech.....................................L 12-25 1929 (6-3-1) Coach: Frank Faulkinberry Sept. 21 at Chattanooga...........................................L 0-40 Sept. 28 at Western Kentucky...................................L 0-19 Oct. 5 Cumberland................................................ W 6-0 Oct. 12 North Alabama......................................... W 21-7 Oct. 18 at Maryville..................................................L 0-6 Oct. 26 Vanderbilt Frosh....................................... W 13-0 Nov. 2 at Murray State........................................... W 6-0

1917 (7-0-0) Coach: Johnny (Red) Floyd Sewanee Military Acad............................. W 33-0 Sewanee “B”............................................. W 38-0 at Vanderbilt “B”....................................... W 13-0 at Tennessee Tech..................................... W 26-0 at Castle Heights....................................... W 31-0 at Baylor (Chatt.)...................................... W 32-0 at Bedford Co. Stars................................... W 28-0 1918 No Football (WW I) 1919 (6-0-0) Coach: Alfred B. Miles Oct. 18 Chattanooga............................................. W 49-0 Vanderbilt Meds....................................... W 17-0 Union (Tenn.)............................................ W 41-6 at Cumberland.......................................... W 41-0 (Only scores available) n The 1915 team allowed just 41 total points in its last six contests of the season.

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All-Time Scores Nov. 8 Sewanee Frosh......................................... W 13-7 Nov. 16 Piedmont.................................................. W 13-0 Nov. 30 at Tenn. Tech.............................................T 13-13 1930 (5-5-1) Coach: Frank Faulkinberry Sept. 13 at Vanderbilt...............................................L 0-28 Sept. 20 at Chattanooga...........................................L 0-25 Sept. 27 LMU.......................................................... W 36-0 Oct. 4 at Vanderbilt...............................................L 0-13 Oct. 11 North Alabama......................................... W 18-0 Oct. 18 at Western Kentucky...................................L 7-13 Oct. 25 at Tenn. Wesleyan.......................................L 6-13 Nov. 1 Murray State............................................. W 19-0 Nov. 8 Bethel (Tenn.)........................................... W 27-0 Nov. 15 at Piedmont.............................................. W 12-6 Nov. 29 Tennessee Tech.............................................T 0-0 1931 (6-4-0) Coach: Frank Faulkinberry Sept. 19 at Chattanooga...........................................L 0-19 Sept. 26 LMU.......................................................... W 47-0 Oct. 2 at UT Martin............................................. W 19-0 Oct. 9 at Bethel (Ky.)........................................... W 25-0 Oct. 17 at Western Kentucky...................................L 0-12 Oct. 24 Tenn. Wesleyan......................................... W 26-6 Oct. 31 at Murray State...........................................L 7-13 Nov. 7 Memphis State......................................... W 15-0 Nov. 14 Miami (Fla.).............................................. W 20-0 Nov. 26 at Tennessee Tech.......................................L 7-19 1932 (4-6-0) Coach: Frank Faulkinberry Sept. 17 at Sewanee.................................................L 0-12 Sept. 24 at Maryville................................................L 6-12 Oct. 1 UT-Martin................................................. W 18-7 Oct. 8 at Chattanooga...........................................L 0-26 Oct. 15 Western Kentucky.......................................L 7-21 Oct. 29 Murray State.................................................L 6-7 Nov. 5 at Memphis State....................................... W 6-0 Nov. 12 Union (Tenn.)............................................ W 14-7 Nov. 24 Tennessee Tech...........................................L 6-32 Dec. 3 at Miami (Fla.)............................................ W 7-0 1933 (1-7-1) Coach: E. M. Waller Sept. 30 at Western Kentucky...................................L 0-32 Oct. 7 at Chattanooga...........................................L 0-46 Oct. 14 Jacksonville State.........................................T 0-0 Oct. 21 Maryville.................................................. W 25-0 Oct. 28 at Murray State...........................................L 7-70 Nov. 3 Memphis State...........................................L 6-21 Nov. 11 Cumberland................................................L 6-12 Nov. 17 Union (Tenn.)................................................L 0-7 Nov. 30 at Tennessee Tech.........................................L 0-6 1934 (2-7-0) Coach: E. M. Waller Sept. 28 Freed-Hardeman........................................W 18-0 Oct. 6 at Chattanooga...............................................L 0-9 Oct. 12 Union (Tenn.)................................................W 6-0 Oct. 20 at Cumberland..............................................L 0-12 Oct. 26 Western Ky....................................................L 0-14 Nov. 3 at Memphis State.........................................L 0-18 Nov. 10 Murray State.................................................L 0-12 Nov. 16 at Maryville..................................................L 6-13 Nov. 29 at Tennessee Tech.........................................L 0-12 1935 (8-0-0) Coach: Johnny (Red) Floyd Sept. 27 Cumberland................................................W 13-6 Oct. 4 North Alabama...........................................W 20-0 Oct. 11 at Union (Tenn.)............................................W 7-0 Oct. 18 Memphis State...........................................W 35-0 Oct. 25 Western Kentucky.........................................W 7-0 Nov. 9 at Murray State..........................................W 19-6

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Nov. 15 Maryville....................................................W 20-7 Nov. 14 at Murray State.......................................... T 14-14 Nov. 28 at Tennessee Tech.........................................W 7-6 Nov. 25 Tennessee Tech.............................................L 7-25 1936 (7-1-0) Coach: Johnny (Red) Floyd Sept. 26 at Vanderbilt.................................................L 0-45 Oct. 2 North Alabama...........................................W 12-0 Oct. 9 Troy State....................................................W 19-0 Oct. 17 at Western Kentucky.....................................W 9-0 Oct. 23 Murray State.............................................W 19-14 Oct. 31 at Memphis State.......................................W 19-0 Nov. 7 Austin Peay.................................................W 27-0 Nov. 26 Tennessee Tech.............................................W 7-6

1943-45 No Football (WW II)

1946 (5-3-1) Coach: E. W. Midgett Sept. 26 Jacksonville St............................................W 21-0 Oct. 3 Milligan......................................................... T 0-0 Oct. 11 at Union (Tenn.)..........................................W 14-7 Oct. 17 at Austin Peay.............................................W 42-9 Oct. 24 Cumberland................................................W 28-0 Nov. 2 at Maryville..................................................L 6-20 1937 (6-1-1) Nov. 9 at Centre.....................................................L 10-18 Coach: Johnny (Red) Floyd Nov. 15 Troy State....................................................W 12-0 Sept. 24 Memphis State...........................................W 20-6 Nov. 28 at Tennessee Tech.........................................L 7-21 Oct. 1 Troy State....................................................W 13-0 Oct. 8 Jacksonville State.......................................W 27-0 1947 (9-1-0) Oct. 15 at Murray State...........................................L 14-21 Coach: Charles Murphy Oct. 27 Tennessee Tech.......................................... T 13-13 at Southeast Missouri.................................W 12-0 Nov. 5 Austin Peay.................................................W 19-0 Sept. 15 Memphis State...........................................W 20-0 Nov. 12 Delta State....................................................W 7-0 at Milligan....................................................W 7-0 Nov. 25 at Tennessee Tech.......................................W 29-0 Union (Tenn.)..............................................W 19-6 at Austin Peay.............................................W 33-0 1938 (2-6-0) at Cumberland..........................................W 41-12 Coach: Johnny (Red) Floyd Maryville......................................................L 6-13 Sept. 23 Jacksonville State.......................................W 13-0 Nov. 15 at Troy State..............................................W 41-17 Sept. 30 Murray State.................................................L 0-34 East Tennessee..........................................W 26-13 Oct. 7 at Tennessee Tech...........................................L 0-7 Tennessee Tech...........................................W 19-0 Oct. 15 at Memphis State.........................................L 7-26 Oct. 28 Tenn. Wesleyan.............................................L 6-12 1948 (5-5-0) Tusculum....................................................W 39-0 Coach: Charles Murphy Nov. 11 at Delta State................................................L 0-25 Southeast Missouri.....................................W 20-7 Nov. 24 Tennessee Tech.............................................L 0-12 at Maryville..............................................W 13-12 at Union (Tenn.)..........................................W 13-9 1939 (1-6-1) Arkansas State............................................W 14-7 Coach: Herc Alley Milligan..........................................................L 0-7 Sept. 22 Jacksonville State.......................................... T 6-6 at East Tennessee............................................L 0-2 Sept. 29 Murray State.................................................L 2-14 Nov. 6 at Memphis State.........................................L 0-13 Oct. 13 Memphis State.............................................L 6-25 Nov. 11 Murray State...............................................L 12-26 Oct. 20 at Cumberland..............................................L 6-14 Cumberland................................................W 13-0 Oct. 28 Western Kentucky.........................................L 2-26 at Tennessee Tech.........................................L 7-32 Nov. 11 Union (Tenn.)................................................L 13-0 Nov. 17 Troy State....................................................W 14-7 1949 (8-0-1) Nov. 25 at Tennessee Tech.........................................L 3-20 Coach: Charles Murphy Sept. 22 Millington Navy........................................W 25-13 1940 (4-4-0) Sept. 30 Maryville..................................................W 45-13 Coach: E. W. Midgett Oct. 8 Union (Tenn.)............................................W 32-18 Sept. 27 Jacksonville State.......................................W 46-7 Oct. 15 at Arkansas State......................................W 25-12 Oct. 4 Austin Peay.................................................W 35-6 Oct. 22 at Milligan..................................................W 19-0 Oct. 12 at Memphis State.........................................L 7-14 Oct. 28 East Tennessee............................................W 30-0 Oct. 19 Cumberland................................................W 13-0 Nov. 5 at North Alabama.....................................W 54-16 Oct. 26 at Western Kentucky.....................................L 0-13 Nov. 12 at Murray State.............................................. T 7-7 Nov. 7 at Union (Tenn.)............................................L 0-20 Nov. 24 Tennessee Tech...........................................W 14-0 Nov. 16 Murray State.................................................L 0-18 Nov. 28 Tennessee Tech.............................................W 6-0 1950 (9-2-0) Coach: Charles Murphy 1941 (4-3-1) Sept. 16 at Millington Navy......................................W 33-0 Coach: E. W. Midgett Sept. 23 at Vanderbilt.................................................L 0-47 Oct. 3 Western Kentucky.........................................L 7-15 Sept. 30 Milligan......................................................W 48-6 Oct. 10 Austin Peay.................................................W 28-0 Oct. 7 at Union (Tenn.)..........................................W 45-0 Oct. 17 Gordon.......................................................W 26-0 Oct. 13 Austin Peay...............................................W 34-14 Oct. 31 Memphis State.........................................W 13-12 Oct. 20 Morehead State............................................L 7-31 Nov. 8 at Delta State..............................................W 26-6 Oct. 28 at East Tennessee........................................W 21-6 Nov. 15 at Murray State.............................................L 6-34 Nov. 4 North Alabama...........................................W 26-6 Nov. 20 Union (Tenn.)............................................. T 14-14 Nov. 11 Murray State.............................................W 34-14 Nov. 27 at Tennessee Tech...........................................L 0-6 Nov. 18 at Lamar Tech.............................................W 27-0 Nov. 30 at Tennessee Tech.......................................W 28-7 1942 (4-2-1) Coach: E. W. Midgett 1951 (7-2-2) Sept. 24 at Memphis State.....................................W 21-13 Coach: Charles Murphy Oct. 3 Troy State....................................................W 20-0 Sept. 15 Carson-Newman.........................................W 38-0 Oct. 9 Camp Forrest..............................................W 26-7 Sept. 22 at Vanderbilt.................................................L 7-22 Oct. 22 Maryville..................................................W 19-13 Sept. 29 Sewart AFB.................................................W 46-6 Oct. 31 at Tampa.......................................................L 0-13 Oct. 6 Union (Tenn.)..............................................W 60-6


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at Austin Peay.............................................W 27-6 at Morehead State....................................W 33-13 Emory and Henry....................................... T 20-20 at North Alabama.......................................W 21-0 at Murray State.............................................L 7-19 East Tennessee............................................W 45-0 Tennessee Tech.......................................... T 14-14

1952 (6-5-0; 2-2 OVC) Coach: Charles Murphy Sept. 14 at Carson-Newman.....................................W 19-7 Sept. 21 at W. Kentucky............................................L 19-33 Sept. 27 Sewart AFB.................................................W 18-0 Oct. 5 at Chattanooga...........................................L 13-39 Oct. 11 Troy State....................................................W 33-7 Oct. 18 Morehead State..........................................W 27-6 Oct. 25 at Emory and Henry......................................L 7-27 Nov. 1 North Alabama...........................................L 18-34 Nov. 8 Murray State...............................................L 13-20 Nov. 15 at East Tennessee......................................W 28-14 Nov. 27 at Tennessee Tech.......................................W 19-7 1953 (7-4-0; 3-2 OVC) Coach: Charles Murphy Sept. 19 Western Kentucky.......................................W 13-0 Sept. 26 at Eastern Kentucky......................................L 6-15 Oct. 3 Sewart AFB.................................................W 33-0 Oct. 10 at Troy State..................................................W 6-0 Oct. 17 at Morehead State......................................W 14-0 Oct. 24 Memphis State.........................................W 26-20 Oct. 31 at North Alabama.........................................L 0-14 Nov. 7 at Murray State.........................................W 28-25 Nov. 14 at East Tennessee......................................W 34-28 Nov. 21 at Vanderbilt...............................................L 13-31 Nov. 26 Tennessee Tech...........................................L 13-46 1954 (4-4-2; 2-2-1 OVC) Coach: Charles Murphy Sept. 18 Sewart AFB.................................................W 52-0 Sept. 24 *Eastern Kentucky........................................L 0-26 Oct. 2 *at Western Kentucky.....................................L 6-7 Oct. 8 Austin Peay.................................................... T 7-7 Oct. 16 *Morehead State......................................W 20-13 Oct. 23 at Memphis State.........................................L 7-27 Oct. 30 North Alabama.........................................W 27-26 Nov. 6 *Murray State...........................................W 21-13 Nov. 13 at East Tennessee..........................................L 6-30 Nov. 25 *at Tennessee Tech......................................... T 7-7 *Ohio Valley Conference Games 1955 (7-2-1) Coach: Charles Murphy Sept. 16 Morris Harvey.............................................W 14-7 Sept. 23 at Eastern Ky.............................................W 21-14 Oct. 1 Western Ky................................................W 25-13 Oct. 8 at Austin Peay............................................ T 14-14 Oct. 15 at Morehead State......................................W 21-0 Oct. 22 at Vanderbilt.................................................L 0-46 Oct. 29 North Alabama.........................................W 25-21 Nov. 5 at Murray State.........................................W 33-28 Nov. 12 East Tennessee............................................W 20-7 Nov. 24 Tennessee Tech...........................................L 14-55 1956 (7-3; 5-0 OVC) OVC Champions Coach: Charles Murphy Sept. 15 at Morris Harvey............................................L 0-6 Sept. 21 Austin Peay...............................................W 38-20 Sept. 29 *at Western Kentucky...................................W 7-6 Oct. 6 *Eastern Kentucky....................................W 26-19 Oct. 13 *Morehead State......................................W 20-12 Oct. 27 at Vanderbilt...............................................L 13-23 Nov. 3 *Murray State.............................................W 39-7 Nov. 10 at East Tennessee........................................W 20-6 Nov. 22 *at Tennessee Tech......................................W 26-6 Refrigerator Bowl

n Charles “Bubber” Murphy, the all-time winningest coach in Blue Raider history, led MT to four bowl games.

Dec. 1 Sam Houston State.....................................L 13-27 Tangerine Bowl *Ohio Valley Conference Games Jan. 1 Presbyterian.............................................W 21-12 *Ohio Valley Conference Games 1957 (10-0; 5-0 OVC) 1960 (5-5; 4-3 OVC) OVC Champions Coach: Charles Murphy (Ranked No. 1 in final NAIA poll) Sept. 17 Austin Peay...................................................W 6-0 Coach: Charles Murphy Sept. 14 at North Alabama.......................................W 26-0 Sept. 24 at Jacksonville State.....................................L 0-19 Sept. 28 Jacksonville State.......................................W 25-0 Oct. 1 *at Western Kentucky.................................L 13-20 Oct. 4 *Western Kentucky.....................................W 26-7 Oct. 7 *Eastern Kentucky....................................W 14-12 Oct. 12 *at Eastern Kentucky................................W 35-14 Oct. 14 at Chattanooga.............................................L 6-24 Oct. 19 Chattanooga...............................................W 20-6 Oct. 22 *Morehead State........................................W 28-0 Oct. 26 *at Morehead State....................................W 18-6 Oct. 29 *North Alabama.............................................L 6-7 Nov. 2 at Austin Peay.............................................W 14-0 Nov. 5 *Murray State.............................................W 20-3 Nov. 9 *at Murray State.........................................W 22-0 Nov. 12 *at East Tennessee......................................W 14-6 Nov. 16 East Tennessee............................................W 33-7 Nov. 24 *at Tennessee Tech........................................L 8-35 Nov. 28 *Tennessee Tech.........................................W 22-0 *Ohio Valley Conference Games *Ohio Valley Conference Games 1961 (7-4; 5-1 OVC) Coach: Charles Murphy 1958 (8-2: 5-1 OVC) Sept. 16 at Austin Peay.............................................W 40-7 OVC Co-Champions Sept. 23 *at Morehead State.................................W 19-14 Coach: Charles Murphy Sept. 20 Austin Peay.................................................W 12-0 Sept. 30 *Western Kentucky.....................................W 14-6 Sept. 27 at Jacksonville State...................................W 18-6 Oct. 7 *at Eastern Kentucky................................W 22-15 Oct. 4 *Western Kentucky.....................................W 10-7 Oct. 14 Pensacola Navy.............................................L 7-12 Oct. 10 *Eastern Kentucky......................................W 14-0 Oct. 21 Chattanooga...............................................L 12-25 Oct. 17 at Chattanooga.............................................L 7-18 Oct. 28 at North Alabama.......................................W 13-3 Oct. 25 *Morehead State........................................W 34-6 Nov. 4 *at Murray State.......................................W 27-18 Nov. 1 North Alabama...........................................W 34-6 Nov. 11 *East Tennessee..........................................W 27-0 Nov. 8 *Murray State.............................................W 40-0 Nov. 23 *Tennessee Tech.............................................L 6-7 Tangerine Bowl Nov. 15 *at East Tennessee....................................W 27-20 Nov. 27 *at Tennessee Tech........................................L 0-14 Dec. 29 Lamar Tech.................................................L 14-21 *Ohio Valley Conference Games *Ohio Valley Conference Games 1959 (10-0-1; 5-0-1 OVC) OVC Co-Champions Coach: Charles Murphy Sept. 19 at Austin Peay.............................................W 36-0 Sept. 26 Jacksonville State.....................................W 21-20 Oct. 3 *Western Kentucky.....................................W 37-2 Oct. 10 *at Eastern Kentucky..................................W 14-6 Oct. 17 Chattanooga...............................................W 28-0 Oct. 24 *at Morehead State....................................W 27-0 Oct. 31 at North Alabama.....................................W 34-26 Nov. 7 *at Murray State.........................................W 55-0 Nov. 14 *East Tennessee..........................................W 30-6 Nov. 26 *Tennessee Tech........................................ T 21-21

1962 (6-4; 4-2 OVC) Coach: Charles Murphy Sept. 15 Austin Peay.................................................W 28-0 Sept. 22 *Morehead State..........................................W 7-0 Sept. 29 *at Western Kentucky.................................W 17-0 Oct. 6 *Eastern Kentucky........................................L 8-28 Oct. 13 at Pensacola Navy.........................................L 0-14 Oct. 20 at Chattanooga...........................................L 13-34 Oct. 27 North Alabama...........................................W 33-2 Nov. 3 *Murray State.............................................W 23-6 Nov. 10 *at East Tennessee......................................L 12-20 Nov. 22 *at Tennessee Tech......................................W 20-0 *Ohio Valley Conference Games

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1963 (8-2; 6-1 OVC) Coach: Charles Murphy Sept. 21 at North Alabama.....................................W 41-13 Sept. 28 UT-Martin.................................................W 21-14 Oct. 5 *Western Kentucky.......................................L 6-16 Oct. 12 *at Eastern Kentucky................................W 33-28 Oct. 19 Chattanooga...................................................L 0-7 Oct. 26 *at Morehead State....................................W 27-7 Nov. 2 *at Austin Peay...........................................W 27-0 Nov. 9 *at Murray State.........................................W 14-7 Nov. 16 *East Tennessee..........................................W 23-0 Nov. 28 *Tennessee Tech.......................................W 21-14 *Ohio Valley Conference Games

1968 (2-8; 1-6 OVC) Coach: Charles Murphy Sept. 21 Pensacola Navy.............................................L 7-12 Sept. 28 *Morehead State......................................W 28-18 Oct. 5 at Chattanooga...........................................L 15-28 Oct. 12 *at Eastern Kentucky..................................L 21-49 Oct. 19 *at Murray State.........................................L 13-35 Oct. 26 *Austin Peay...............................................L 13-46 Nov. 2 UT-Martin.................................................W 24-17 Nov. 9 *at Western Kentucky...................................L 2-43 Nov. 16 *East Tennessee..........................................L 21-24 Nov. 28 *at Tennessee Tech..........................................L 3-7 *Ohio Valley Conference Games

1964 (8-2-1; 6-1 OVC) OVC Champions Coach: Charles Murphy Sept. 19 North Alabama...........................................W 21-3 Sept. 26 at UT-Martin.................................................. T 0-0 Oct. 3 *at Western Kentucky...................................W 9-0 Oct. 10 *Eastern Kentucky....................................W 20-13 Oct. 17 at Chattanooga...........................................L 14-19 Oct. 24 *Morehead State........................................W 13-0 Oct. 31 *Austin Peay...................................................L 7-9 Nov. 7 *Murray State...........................................W 14-12 Nov. 14 *at East Tennessee......................................W 14-9 Nov. 26 *at Tennessee Tech......................................W 24-0 Grantland Rice Bowl Dec. 12 Muskingum (Ohio)......................................W 20-0 *Ohio Valley Conference Games

1969 (1-9; 1-6 OVC) Coach: Don Fuoss Sept. 20 at Pensacola Navy.......................................L 20-26 Sept. 27 *at Morehead State......................................L 9-35 Oct. 4 Chattanooga...................................................L 3-7 Oct. 11 *Eastern Kentucky........................................L 0-14 Oct. 18 *Murray State...........................................W 31-24 Oct. 25 *at Austin Peay...........................................L 17-20 Nov. 1 at Ball State................................................L 12-14 Nov. 8 *Western Kentucky.....................................L 14-28 Nov. 15 *at East Tennessee......................................L 21-27 Nov. 27 *at Tennessee Tech........................................L 7-21 *Ohio Valley Conference Games 1970 (6-3-1) Coach: Bill Peck Sept. 19 UT-Martin...................................................W 28-7 Sept. 26 *Morehead State........................................W 14-6 Oct. 3 at Chattanooga...........................................W 24-8 Oct. 10 *at Eastern Kentucky..................................L 10-24 Oct. 17 *at Murray State...........................................L 0-20 Oct. 24 Austin Peay.................................................W 44-0 Oct. 31 Ball State....................................................W 14-7 Nov. 7 *at Western Kentucky...............................W 17-13 Nov. 14 *East Tennessee............................................. T 3-3 Nov. 26 *at Tennessee Tech......................................L 13-17 *Ohio Valley Conference Games

1965 (10-0; 7-0 OVC) OVC Champions Coach: Charles Murphy Sept. 18 at North Alabama.....................................W 44-14 Sept. 25 UT-Martin.................................................W 24-14 Oct. 2 *Western Kentucky.....................................W 21-0 Oct. 9 *at Eastern Kentucky................................W 14-10 Oct. 16 Chattanooga...............................................W 30-7 Oct. 23 *at Morehead State..................................W 30-28 Oct. 30 *at Austin Peay.........................................W 24-20 Nov. 6 *at Murray State.......................................W 28-24 Nov. 13 *East Tennessee........................................W 43-19 1971 (7-4; 5-2 OVC) Nov. 25 *Tennessee Tech.......................................W 28-21 Coach: Bill Peck *Ohio Valley Conference Games Sept. 11 at North Alabama.......................................L 14-24 Sept. 18 at UT-Martin.................................................L 0-28 Sept. 25 *at Morehead State......................................W 9-7 1966 (7-3; 5-2 OVC) Oct. 2 Chattanooga.............................................W 23-13 Coach: Charles Murphy Sept. 17 Pensacola Navy.........................................W 14-12 Oct. 9 *Eastern Kentucky....................................W 31-18 Sept. 24 at UT Martin...............................................W 10-3 Oct. 16 *Murray State.............................................L 15-24 Oct. 1 *at Western Kentucky.................................W 33-9 Oct. 23 *at Austin Peay...........................................W 19-7 Oct. 8 *Eastern Kentucky....................................W 22-20 Oct. 30 Ball State....................................................W 28-7 Oct. 15 at Chattanooga...............................................L 0-5 Nov. 6 *Western Kentucky...................................W 27-13 Oct. 22 *Morehead State........................................W 20-7 Nov. 13 *at East Tennessee....................................W 27-23 Oct. 29 *Austin Peay.................................................L 7-13 Nov. 20 *Tennessee Tech...........................................L 3-14 Nov. 5 *Murray State.............................................W 33-0 *Ohio Valley Conference Games Nov. 12 *at East Tennessee........................................L 0-12 Nov. 24 *at Tennessee Tech....................................W 21-14 1972 (7-3-1; 4-2-1 OVC) *Ohio Valley Conference Games Coach: Bill Peck Sept. 9 North Alabama.........................................W 31-10 Sept. 16 UT-Martin...................................................W 30-3 1967 (5-5; 4-3 OVC) Sept. 23 *Morehead State....................................... T 35-35 Coach: Charles Murphy Sept. 16 at Pensacola Navy.......................................W 28-7 Sept. 30 at Chattanooga.........................................W 17-13 Sept. 23 *at Morehead State....................................L 19-21 Oct. 7 *at Eastern Kentucky....................................L 0-13 Sept. 30 Chattanooga...............................................L 13-30 Oct. 14 *at Murray State.......................................W 14-13 Oct. 7 *Eastern Kentucky........................................L 7-14 Oct. 21 *Austin Peay...............................................W 24-6 Oct. 14 *Murray State.............................................L 14-35 Oct. 28 at Ball State..................................................L 0-24 Oct. 21 *at Austin Peay.........................................W 34-20 Nov. 4 *at Western Kentucky..............................W 21-17 Oct. 28 at UT-Martin...............................................L 36-44 Nov. 11 *East Tennessee........................................W 34-24 Nov. 4 *Western Kentucky...................................W 16-14 Nov. 18 *at Tennessee Tech......................................L 10-24 Nov. 11 *at East Tennessee....................................W 36-26 *Ohio Valley Conference Games (final season with natural grass) Nov. 23 *Tennessee Tech.......................................W 33-20 *Ohio Valley Conference Games 1973 (4-7: 3-4 OVC) Coach: Bill Peck Sept. 8 Tennessee State (n)......................................L 0-23

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Sept. 15 at UT-Martin.................................................W 7-0 Sept. 22 *at Morehead State....................................L 22-28 Sept. 29 Western Carolina..........................................L 7-24 Oct. 6 *Eastern Kentucky......................................L 28-29 Oct. 13 *Murray State...........................................W 17-14 Oct. 20 *at Austin Peay.........................................W 23-20 Oct. 27 at Ball State..................................................L 3-34 Nov. 3 *Western Kentucky.......................................L 8-42 Nov. 10 *at East Tennessee......................................L 16-40 Nov. 17 *Tennessee Tech.......................................W 17-10 (n) - At Vanderbilt *Ohio Valley Conference Games 1974 (3-8: 2-5 OVC) Coach: Bill Peck Sept. 7 Tennessee State (n)..................................W 20-10 Sept. 14 at Appalachian State....................................L 7-18 Sept. 28 *Morehead State......................................W 23-14 Oct. 5 Chattanooga.................................................L 7-24 Oct. 12 *at Eastern Kentucky..................................L 17-21 Oct. 19 *at Murray State.........................................L 12-14 Oct. 26 *Austin Peay.............................................W 45-16 Nov. 2 Ball State....................................................L 14-43 Nov. 9 *at Western Kentucky.................................L 10-36 Nov. 16 *East Tennessee............................................L 7-17 Nov. 23 *at Tennessee Tech........................................L 2-41 (n) - At Vanderbilt *Ohio Valley Conference Games 1975 (4-7; 3-4 OVC ) Coach: Ben Hurt Sept. 6 Tennessee State (n)....................................L 14-21 Sept. 13 Carson-Newman.......................................W 22-21 Sept. 27 *at Morehead State..................................W 12-10 Oct. 4 at Chattanooga...........................................L 10-27 Oct. 11 *Eastern Kentucky......................................L 24-34 Oct. 18 *Murray State.............................................W 17-5 Oct. 25 *at Austin Peay...........................................L 13-17 Nov. 1 *at Western Carolina.................................W 44-28 Nov. 8 Western Kentucky.......................................L 10-24 Nov. 15 *at East Tennessee......................................L 20-37 Nov. 22 *Tennessee Tech...........................................L 3-30 (n) - At Vanderbilt *Ohio Valley Conference Games 1976 (4-7; 2-5 OVC) Coach: Ben Hurt Sept. 4 Tennessee State (n)....................................L 17-26 Sept. 11 at Carson-Newman......................................W 35-20 Sept. 18 UT-Martin.....................................................L 3-38 Sept. 25 *Morehead State........................................W 21-0 Oct. 2 Chattanooga.............................................W 35-28 Oct. 9 *at Eastern Kentucky..................................L 14-40 Oct. 16 *at Murray State.........................................L 20-24 Oct. 30 *Austin Peay.................................................L 9-21 Nov. 6 *at Western Kentucky...................................L 7-38 Nov. 13 *East Tennessee........................................W 34-13 Nov. 20 *at Tennessee Tech......................................L 10-33 (n) - At Vanderbilt *Ohio Valley Conference Games 1977 (3-8; 3-4 OVC) Coach: Ben Hurt Sept. 3 Tennessee State (n)......................................L 0-27 Sept. 17 at UT-Martin.................................................L 0-27 Sept. 24 *at Morehead State....................................L 21-24 Oct. 1 at Chattanooga.............................................L 7-38 Oct. 8 *Eastern Kentucky....................................W 19-10 Oct. 15 *Murray State...............................................L 9-13 Oct. 22 at Delaware..................................................L 7-60 Oct. 29 *at Austin Peay...........................................W 15-6 Nov. 5 *Western Kentucky...................................W 21-19 Nov. 12 *at East Tennessee......................................L 17-38 Nov. 19 *Tennessee Tech...........................................L 9-21 (n) - At Vanderbilt *Ohio Valley Conference Games


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1978 (1-9-1; 1-5 OVC) Coach: Ben Hurt Sept. 2 Tennessee State (n)......................................L 6-13 Sept. 16 UT-Martin...................................................L 17-28 Sept. 23 *Morehead State..........................................W 9-6 Sept. 30 Chattanooga.............................................. T 14-14 Oct. 7 *at Eastern Kentucky..................................L 12-42 Oct. 14 *at Murray State...........................................L 7-33 Oct. 21 Delaware......................................................L 3-53 Oct. 28 *Austin Peay...............................................L 17-28 Nov. 4 *at Western Kentucky...................................L 0-54 Nov. 11 East Tennessee..............................................L 0-34 Nov. 18 *at Tennessee Tech......................................L 10-35 (n) - At Vanderbilt *Ohio Valley Conference Games 1979 (1-9; 1-5 OVC) Coach: Boots Donnelly Sept. 8 North Alabama...........................................L 17-20 Sept. 15 at UT-Martin...............................................L 23-31 Sept. 22 *at Morehead State......................................L 7-28 Oct. 6 *Eastern Kentucky......................................L 10-52 Oct. 13 *Murray State...............................................L 8-29 Oct. 20 at Chattanooga...........................................L 15-59 Oct. 27 *at Austin Peay...........................................L 14-31 Nov. 3 *Western Kentucky.....................................L 12-17 Nov. 10 at East Tennessee........................................L 14-52 Nov. 17 *Tennessee Tech.......................................W 17-14 *Ohio Valley Conference Games 1980 (2-8; 2-5 OVC) Coach: Boots Donnelly Sept. 6 at North Alabama.........................................L 0-36 Sept. 13 Chattanooga.................................................L 7-32 Sept. 27 *Morehead State........................................L 10-17 Oct. 4 Western Carolina........................................L 10-24 Oct. 11 *at Eastern Kentucky....................................L 0-24 Oct. 18 *at Murray State...........................................L 6-38 Oct. 25 *Austin Peay...................................................L 3-7 Nov. 8 *at Western Kentucky................................L 15-30 Nov. 15 *Akron........................................................W 13-9 Nov. 22 *Tennessee Tech.........................................W 21-7 *Ohio Valley Conference Games 1981 (6-5; 4-4 OVC) Coach: Boots Donnelly Sept. 5 *at Akron....................................................W 10-7 Sept. 12 at Chattanooga...........................................L 19-42 Sept. 19 UT-Martin.....................................................W 6-3 Sept. 26 *at Morehead State....................................W 20-7 Oct. 3 at Western Carolina...................................W 23-10 Oct. 10 *Eastern Kentucky........................................L 7-23 Oct. 17 *Murray State.............................................W 14-9 Oct. 24 *at Austin Peay.............................................L 9-14 Oct. 31 *Youngstown State.....................................L 10-13 Nov. 14 *Western Kentucky...................................W 31-17 Nov. 21 *Tennessee Tech...........................................L 9-28 *Ohio Valley Conference Games 1982 (8-3; 5-3 OVC) Coach: Boots Donnelly Sept. 4 at Savannah State.......................................W 12-3 Sept. 11 Elizabeth City..............................................W 34-0 Sept. 18 Liberty Baptist............................................W 27-7 Sept. 25 *Morehead State........................................W 30-0 Oct. 2 *Akron (ABC Reg. TV)....................................L 16-19 Oct. 9 *at Eastern Kentucky..................................L 10-35 Oct. 16 *at Murray State.........................................W 27-9 Oct. 23 *Austin Peay...............................................W 24-7 Oct. 30 *at Youngstown State.................................L 10-11 Nov. 6 at Western Kentucky.................................W 31-16 Nov. 20 *at Tennessee Tech......................................W 10-3 *Ohio Valley Conference Games

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1983 (8-2; 5-2 OVC) Coach: Boots Donnelly Sept. 3 Savannah State...........................................W 51-0 Sept. 17 at UT-Martin...............................................W 39-3 Sept. 24 *at Morehead State..................................W 56-17 Oct. 1 *at Akron....................................................W 26-3 Oct. 8 *Eastern Kentucky........................................L 7-14 Oct. 15 *Murray State...........................................W 17-14 Oct. 22 *at Austin Peay.........................................W 31-17 Oct. 29 *Youngstown State...................................W 35-24 Nov. 5 Western Kentucky.......................................W 26-7 Nov. 19 *Tennessee Tech...........................................L 8-12 *Ohio Valley Conference Games 1984 (11-3; 5-2 OVC) Coach: Boots Donnelly Sept. 1 Lenoir-Rhyne..............................................W 31-0 Sept. 15 at Jacksonville State.................................W 27-11 Sept. 22 *Morehead State......................................W 42-28 Sept. 29 *Akron........................................................W 16-3 Oct. 6 *at Eastern Kentucky................................W 22-10 Oct. 13 *at Murray State.......................................W 19-16 Oct. 20 *Austin Peay.................................................L 7-16 Oct. 27 *at Youngstown State.................................L 13-23 Nov. 3 at Western Kentucky.................................W 45-24 Nov. 10 Ga. Southern...............................................W 42-7 Nov. 17 *at Tennessee Tech....................................W 28-10 NCAA I-AA Playoffs Nov. 24 at Eastern Kentucky..................................W 27-10 Dec. 1 ^at Indiana State.....................................W 42-41(3OT) Dec. 8 Louisiana Tech............................................L 13-21 *OVC Games ^NCAA TV 1985 (11-1; 7-0 OVC) OVC Champions Coach: Boots Donnelly Sept. 7 Lenoir-Rhyne..............................................W 37-6 Sept. 14 at Georgia Southern..................................W 35-10 Sept. 21 Jacksonville State.....................................W 55-21 Sept. 28 *at Morehead State..................................W 33-14 Oct. 12 *Eastern Kentucky....................................W 28-14 Oct. 19 *Murray State................................. W 31-24(2 OT) Oct. 26 at Austin Peay...........................................W 17-14 Nov. 2 Youngstown State...................................... W 28-21(OT) Nov. 9 Western Kentucky.......................................W 41-9 Nov. 16 *at Akron....................................................W 17-0 Nov. 23 *Tennessee Tech.......................................W 45-12 NCAA I-AA Playoffs Dec. 7 Georgia Southern.......................................L 21-28 *Ohio Valley Conference Games

Oct. 31 *Youngstown State.....................................L 16-17 Nov. 7 *at Morehead State........................................L 3-7 Nov. 14 *Murray State.............................................W 27-9 Nov. 21 *at Tennessee Tech....................................W 17-13 (n1) - At Vanderbilt (n2) - At Memphis *Ohio Valley Conference Games 1988 (7-4; 4-2 OVC) Coach: Boots Donnelly Sept. 3 *Tennessee State (n1)................................W 14-7 Sept. 10 at Northern Illinois.....................................L 10-14 Sept. 17 Western Kentucky.....................................W 13-10 Sept. 24 Georgia Southern.....................................W 26-10 Oct. 1 Alcorn State (n2).........................................L 19-21 Oct. 8 Mississippi Valley........................................W 40-3 Oct. 15 *Morehead State........................................W 49-0 Oct. 22 *at Austin Peay...........................................W 36-0 Nov. 5 *at Eastern Kentucky..................................L 14-27 Nov. 12 *at Murray State.........................................L 22-23 Nov. 19 *Tennessee Tech.........................................W 51-0 (n1) - At Vanderbilt (n2) - At Jackson, Miss. *Ohio Valley Conference Games 1989 (9-4; 6-0 OVC) OVC Champions Coach: Boots Donnelly Sept. 2 Tennessee State (n)....................................W 36-7 Sept. 9 at East Tennessee........................................W 41-6 Sept. 16 at Western Kentucky...................................L 16-31 Sept. 21 ^at Georgia Southern..................................L 0-26 Sept. 30 Chattanooga...............................................W 24-7 Oct. 7 at N.C. State................................................L 14-35 Oct. 14 *at Morehead State....................................W 34-3 Oct. 21 *Austin Peay...............................................W 46-7 Nov. 4 Eastern Kentucky......................................W 24-19 Nov. 11 *Murray State...........................................W 32-15 Nov. 18 *at Tennessee Tech......................................W 24-3 NCAA I-AA Playoffs Nov. 25 Appalachian State....................................W 24-21 Dec. 2 at Georgia Southern......................................L 3-45 *Ohio Valley Conference Games (n) - At Vanderbilt ^ESPN 1990 (11-2; 5-1 OVC) Co-OVC Champions Coach: Boots Donnelly Sept. 1 *Tennessee State (n)...................................W 38-6 Sept. 8 Georgia Southern.....................................W 16-13 Sept. 15 East Tennessee..........................................W 48-14 Sept. 22 Western Kentucky.......................................W 20-7 Sept. 29 at Chattanooga.........................................W 24-17 Oct. 6 *at Eastern Kentucky....................................L 7-10 Oct. 13 UT-Martin.................................................W 65-17 Oct. 20 *at Austin Peay...........................................W 56-7 Oct. 27 *Morehead State........................................W 37-0 Nov. 10 *at Murray State.......................................W 31-10 Nov. 17 *Tennessee Tech.........................................W 42-0 NCAA I-AA Playoffs Nov. 24 Jackson State..............................................W 28-7 Dec. 1 ^at Boise State . ........................................L 13-20 *Ohio Valley Conference Games (n) - At Vanderbilt ^WSMV TV 4

1986 (6-5; 3-4 OVC) Coach: Boots Donnelly Aug. 30 Miles...........................................................W 47-0 Sept. 6 Tennessee State (n)........................................L 6-7 Sept. 20 Georgia Southern.......................................L 31-34 Sept. 27 *at Eastern Kentucky....................................L 3-28 Oct. 4 *at Austin Peay........................................L 0-7(OT) Oct. 11 *Akron......................................................W 24-12 Oct. 18 at Southwest Missouri..............................W 42-19 Oct. 25 at Youngstown State.................................W 49-14 Nov. 8 *Morehead State........................................W 24-7 Nov. 15 *at Murray State...........................................L 7-21 Nov. 22 *Tennessee Tech.........................................W 21-6 1991 (9-4; 6-1 OVC) (n) at Nashville Coach: Boots Donnelly *Ohio Valley Conference Games Sept. 7 *Tennessee State (n)+...............................W 42-6 Sept. 21 *at Eastern Kentucky....................................L 7-17 1987 (6-5; 5-2 OVC) Sept. 28 *Murray State.............................................W 35-3 Coach: Boots Donnelly Oct. 5 at Western Kentucky.................................W 23-21 Sept. 5 *Tennessee State (n1)...............................W 55-19 Oct. 12 *at Austin Peay...........................................W 23-8 Sept. 19 at Georgia Southern....................................L 13-17 Oct. 19 ^at Florida State (#1) ................................L 10-39 Sept. 26 at Western Kentucky...................................L 16-28 Oct. 26 *Southeast Missouri...................................W 52-0 Oct. 3 *Austin Peay.............................................W 38-16 Oct. 31 *UT-Martin...............................................W 51-14 Oct. 10 Mississippi Valley (n2)................................W 38-7 Nov. 9 at Cincinnati...............................................L 10-30 Oct. 17 *Eastern Kentucky....................................W 17-16 Nov. 16 *at Morehead State....................................W 31-3 Oct. 25 Winston-Salem.............................................L 8-11 Nov. 23 *at Tennessee Tech....................................W 28-10

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All-Time Scores NCAA I-AA Playoffs Nov. 30 Sam Houston..................................... W 20-19(OT) Dec. 7 at Eastern Kentucky....................................L 13-23 *Ohio Valley Conference Games +at Vanderbilt Stadium ^WSMV TV 4 1992 (10-3; 8-0 OVC) OVC Champions Coach: Boots Donnelly Sept. 5 *Tennessee State (n)+.............................W 35-31 Sept. 12 at Nebraska (#11).........................................L 7-48 Sept. 26 *at Murray State.........................................W 66-6 Oct. 3 at Northern Illinois...................................W 21-13 Oct. 10 *Austin Peay.............................................W 49-10 Oct. 17 *Eastern Kentucky......................................W 38-7 Oct. 24 *at Southeast Missouri.............................W 30-16 Oct. 31 at Georgia Southern....................................L 10-13 Nov. 7 *at UT-Martin.............................................W 14-0 Nov. 14 *Morehead State........................................W 70-0 Nov. 21 *Tennessee Tech.........................................W 21-0 NCAA I-AA Playoffs Nov. 28 Appalachian State.....................................W 35-10 Dec. 5 at Marshall.................................................L 21-35 *Ohio Valley Conference Games +Vanderbilt Stadium 1993 (5-6; 4-4 OVC) Coach: Boots Donnelly Sept. 4 ^at Hawaii ................................................L 14-35 Sept. 18 Campbellsville..........................................W 70-13 Sept. 25 *Murray State.............................................W 45-3 Oct. 2 *Tennessee State +....................................L 33-34 Oct. 9 *at UT-Martin.............................................L 14-24 Oct. 16 *at Morehead State....................................W 45-0 Oct. 23 *Southeast Missouri.................................W 31-10 Oct. 30 at Tulsa.......................................................L 17-38 Nov. 6 *Austin Peay.............................................W 44-10 Nov. 13 *at Eastern Kentucky..................................L 27-33 Nov. 20 *at Tennessee Tech......................................L 14-35 *Ohio Valley Conference Games +at Vanderbilt Stadium ^Sports South TV 1994 (8-3-1; 7-1 OVC) Coach: Boots Donnelly Sept. 3 *at Tennessee State..................................W 45-10 Sept. 10 at James Madison.......................................L 22-24 Sept. 24 *at Murray State.......................................W 23-21 Oct. 1 *Eastern Kentucky......................................L 27-28 Oct. 8 *UT-Martin.................................................W 38-7 Oct. 15 *Morehead State........................................W 63-6 Oct. 22 *at Southeast Missouri.............................W 38-14 Oct. 29 Jacksonville State.....................................W 45-37 Nov. 5 *at Austin Peay...........................................W 28-3 Nov. 12 Illinois State............................................... T 27-27 Nov. 19 *Tennessee Tech.........................................W 31-3 NCAA I-AA Playoffs Nov. 26 at Marshall.................................................L 14-49 *Ohio Valley Conference Games 1995 (7-4; 6-2 OVC) Coach: Boots Donnelly Sept. 2 *Tennessee State........................................W 11-7 Sept. 9 Georgia Southern (n)..................................L 26-34 Sept. 16 *at Morehead State....................................W 42-0 Sept. 23 *Murray State...............................................L 0-34 Sept. 30 UAB..........................................................W 28-13 Oct. 7 *at Austin Peay...........................................W 43-0 Oct. 14 *at Eastern Kentucky..................................L 21-34 Oct. 21 *Southeast Missouri...................................W 42-0 Nov. 4 *UT Martin...............................................W 45-17 Nov. 11 *at Tennessee Tech......................................W 31-6 Nov. 18 at Texas A&M..............................................L 14-56 (n) - At Atlanta, Ga. *Ohio Valley Conference Games

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1996 (6-5; 4-4 OVC) Coach: Boots Donnelly Aug. 31 at Louisiana Tech..........................................L 0-20 Sept. 7 *at Tennessee State....................................L 14-24 Sept. 14 Chattanooga...............................................W 16-9 Sept. 28 *at Murray State...........................................L 7-34 Oct. 5 at Jacksonville State.................................W 30-23 Oct. 12 *Austin Peay.............................................W 50-14 Oct. 19 *Eastern Kentucky......................................L 13-20 Oct. 26 *at SE Missouri...................................... L 13-16 (OT) Nov. 9 *at UT Martin...........................................W 30-12 Nov. 16 *Eastern Illinois........................................W 31-24 Nov. 23 *Tennessee Tech.......................................W 16-10 *Ohio Valley Conference Games 1997 (4-6; 2-5 OVC) Coach: Boots Donnelly Sept. 6 *at Tennessee State....................................L 16-25 Sept. 13 ^at Chattanooga .......................................L 24-33 Sept. 27 *Murray State.............................................L 17-35 Oct. 4 Jacksonville State.....................................W 27-16 Oct. 11 *at UT Martin...........................................W 37-24 Oct. 18 *at Eastern Illinois......................................L 17-30 Oct. 25 $*Southeast Missouri ................................W 55-6 Nov. 8 Austin Peay...............................................W 59-10 Nov. 15 *at Eastern Kentucky..................................L 20-35 Nov. 22 *at Tennessee Tech......................................L 20-30 *Ohio Valley Conference Games ^Sports South TV $WSMV TV 4

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1998 (5-5; 5-2 OVC) Coach: Boots Donnelly Sept. 5 *Tennessee State......................................W 28-27 Sept. 12 at Illinois.....................................................L 20-48 Sept. 19 at Jacksonville..............................................L 7-10 Sept. 26 *#12 Eastern Kentucky...............................L 24-28 Oct. 3 *at Tennessee Tech....................................W 19-16 Oct. 10 *#13 Murray State....................................W 35-14 Oct. 24 *#21 Eastern Illinois...................................L 32-35 Oct. 31 *at Southeast Missouri.............................W 21-19 Nov. 7 *at UT-Martin...........................................W 47-33 Nov. 14 at UAB........................................................L 17-26 (rankings were I-AA) *Ohio Valley Conference Games 2003 (4-8; 4-3/T2nd SBC) 1999 Home: 2-4; Road: 2-4 (3-8 [Independent]) Coach: Andy McCollum Home: 3-2; Road: 0-6 Aug. 28 Florida Atlantic...........................................L 19-20 Coach: Andy McCollum Sept. 6 #at Georgia (#8) . .......................................L 10-29 Sept. 4 at Mississippi State.......................................L 7-40 Sept. 13 at Clemson..................................................L 14-37 Sept. 11 at Arizona (#19)..........................................L 19-34 Sept. 20 at Missouri (#23)..........................................L 40-41 (ot) Sept. 18 Wofford....................................................W 52-42 Oct. 4 Temple........................................................L 36-44 Sept. 25 at UL-Lafayette...........................................L 31-45 Oct. 11 *New Mexico State...................................W 35-18 Oct. 2 Troy State (HC) (CSSE TV)............................L 31-48 Oct. 18 *at Idaho........................................... W 28-21 (ot) Oct. 9 at Arkansas...................................................L 6-58 Oct. 25 %*North Texas . .........................................L 28-33 Oct. 16 at Louisiana Tech........................................L 18-42 Nov. 1 *at Utah State.............................................L 20-41 Oct. 30 at UL-Monroe................................................L 0-10 Nov. 8 ^%Troy State ..........................................W 27-20 Nov. 6 UT Martin.................................................W 70-14 Nov. 15 *UL-Lafayette....................................L 51-57 (4ot) Nov. 13 UCF.............................................................L 14-39 Nov. 20 %*at Arkansas State.................................W 24-14 Nov. 20 East Tennessee............................................W 24-7 *Sun Belt Conference games ^Designated Sun Belt game (First season as a I-A member) #Pay-Per-View %ESPN Regional TV 2000 (6-5 [Independent]) Home: 5-0; Road: 1-5 Coach: Andy McCollum Sept. 2 at Illinois (#21).............................................L 6-35 Sept. 9 ^at Florida (#8) ...........................................L 0-55 Sept. 16 Murray State.............................................W 44-28 Sept. 23 at Maryland................................................L 27-45 Oct. 7 Louisiana Tech . ........................................W 49-21 Oct. 14 UL-Monroe (HC) .........................................W 28-0 Oct. 21 at UAB%.......................................................L 9-14 Oct. 28 at Mississippi State (#20)$..........................L 35-61 Nov. 4 at Connecticut..........................................W 66-10 Nov. 11 South Florida#............................................W 45-9

2004 (5-6; 4-4/5th SBC) Home: 4-1; Road: 1-5 Coach: Andy McCollum Sept. 11 at Akron....................................................W 31-24 Sept. 18 %Florida Atlantic........................................L 20-27 Sept. 25 %*at UL-Lafayette......................................L 17-24 Oct. 2 *at North Texas...........................................L 21-30 Oct. 9 *Arkansas State........................................W 45-17 Oct. 16 ^at #22 Florida..........................................L 16-52 Oct. 23 *Idaho......................................................W 34-14 Oct. 30 *Utah State.................................................W 21-0 Nov. 6 *at New Mexico State.................................L 10-44 Nov. 13 *UL-Monroe..............................................W 37-24


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Alfred B. Miles 1913-16; 1919-23 (35-16-4) (.672)

Johnny “Red” Floyd 1917; 1935-38 (30-8-1) (.782)

Guy Stephenson 1924-25 (4-9-2) (.333)

Frank Faulkinberry 1926-32 (33-26-4) (.555)

E. M. Waller 1933-34 (3-14-1) (.194)

Herc Alley 1939 (1-6-1) (.188)

Charles Murphy 1947-68 (155-63-8) (.704)

Bill Peck 1970-74 (27-25-2) (.519)

Ben Hurt 1975-78 (12-31-1) (.273)

Boots Donnelly 1979-98 (140-87-1) (.616)

Andy McCollum 1999-2005 (34-45-0) (.430)

Rick Stockstill 2006-Present (17-20-0) (.459)

Nov. 20 *at Troy.......................................................L 17-37 *Sun Belt Conference Games ^Pay-Per-View %ESPN Regional TV Note: 10/16 UF game originally scheduled for 9/4 but was moved due to Hurricane Frances.

Motor City Bowl Dec. 26 vs Central Michigan ^...............................L, 14-31 *Sun Belt Conference Games ^ESPN %ESPN Regional +ESPNU @ESPN2 $CSS &PPV

2005 (4-7; 3-4/T4th SBC) Home: 4-1; Road: 1-5 Coach: Andy McCollum Sept. 3 at Alabama (#24)^.......................................L 7-26 Sept. 10 *North Texas%..............................................L 7-14 Sept. 17 Akron............................................................L 7-17 Oct. 1 at Vanderbilt#...........................................W 17-15 Oct. 15 *at Florida Atlantic...................................W 35-14 Oct. 22 *Louisiana-Lafayette..................................L 10-13 Nov. 5 *Arkansas State@.......................................W 45-7 Nov. 12 *Louisiana-Monroe@.................................L 31-34 Nov. 19 at N.C. State..................................................L 3-24 Nov. 26 *at Troy+....................................................W 17-7 Dec. 3 *at Florida International.............................L 31-35 *Sun Belt Conference Games ^WB 58 TV %ESPN Regional #UPN 30 TV @MT TV +ESPNU Note: 12/3 FIU game originally scheduled for 10/29 but was moved due to Hurricane Wilma.

2007 (5-7; 4-3/T3rd SBC) Home: 2-3; Road: 3-4; Neutral: 0-0 Coach: Rick Stockstill Sept. 1 *at Florida Atlantic....................................L, 14-27 Sept. 6 at #8 Louisville (ESPN2).............................L, 42-58 Sept. 15 at #2 LSU (PPV)...........................................L, 0-44 Sept. 20 Western Kentucky (ESPN Regional)...........L, 17-20 Sept. 29 *Florida International................................ W, 47-6 Oct. 6 Virginia (CSS).............................................L, 21-23 Oct. 13 at Memphis............................................... W, 21-7 Oct. 20 *Arkansas State......................................... W, 24-7 Oct. 27 *at North Texas........................................ W, 48-28 Nov. 3 *at Louisiana-Monroe.............................. W, 43-40 Nov. 10 *Louisiana-Lafayette.................................L, 24-34 Nov. 20 *at Troy (ESPN2)..........................................L, 7-45 *Sun Belt Conference Games

2006 (7-6; 6-1/T1st SBC) Home: 3-2; Road: 4-3; Neutral: 0-1 Co-SBC Champions Coach: Rick Stockstill Aug. 31 *Florida International %.............................. W, 7-6 Sept. 9 at Maryland $............................................L, 10-24 Sept. 14 Tennessee Tech +...................................... W, 44-0 Sept. 23 at Oklahoma (#16).......................................L, 0-59 Sept. 30 *at North Texas %...................................... W, 35-0 Oct. 6 Louisville (#8) (Nashville) @......................L, 17-44 Oct. 21 *at Louisiana-Monroe.............................. W, 35-21 Oct. 28 *at Louisiana-Lafayette........................... W, 34-20 Nov. 4 *Florida Atlantic $................................... W, 35-14 Nov. 11 *at Arkansas State................................... W, 38-10 Nov. 18 at South Carolina.........................................L, 7-52 Nov. 25 *Troy $.......................................................L, 20-21

E. W. Midgett 1940-42; 1946 (17-12-3) (.578)

2008 (5-7; 3-4/T5th SBC) Home: 4-1; Road: 1-6; Neutral: 0-0 Coach: Rick Stockstill Aug. 28 *Troy (ESPN Regional)...............................L, 17-31 Sept. 6 Maryland (CSS)........................................ W, 24-14 Sept. 13 at Kentucky (ESPN GamePlan)...................L, 20-14 Sept. 20 *at Arkansas State.....................................L, 14-31 Sept. 30 *Florida Atlantic (ESPN2)......................... W, 14-13 Oct. 11 *at Florida International............................L, 21-31 Oct. 18 at Louisville (ESPN GamePlan)...................L, 23-42 Oct. 25 at Mississippi State (ESPNU)......................L, 22-31 Nov. 8 *Louisiana-Monroe.................................. W, 24-21 Nov. 15 at WKU (CSS)........................................... W, 21-10 Nov. 22 *North Texas............................................ W, 52-13 Dec. 3 *at Louisiana-Lafayette (ESPN Regional)...L, 28-42 *Sun Belt Conference Games

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1960 Tangerine Bowl MT 21, Presbyterian 12 (January 1, 1960)

Orlando, FL - Before the bewildering eyes of 12,500 (largest crowd ever at the time), and against a well-balanced Presbyterian team, the Blue Raiders galloped far and wide for a 21-12 win in the 14th annual Tangerine Bowl classic. Called by some as the best played bowl game on the New Year’s schedule, the Blue Raiders almost made a rout of it in the first half, but some fancy manuvering by the Blue Hose, kept them in the game. Bucky Pitts scored two touchdowns, one on a beautiful punt return, to pace the Blue Raiders to their first bowl win in school history. Pitts, the little speedster from Fayetteville, had 59 yards in nine rushes to lead a Blue Raider infantry attack that ground out 240 yards. MT built a 14-6 halftime lead then had to stave off a tremendous rally led by Presbyterian quarterback Bob Waters, later of the San Francisco 49ers.

1956 Refrigerator Bowl Sam Houston 27, MT 13 (December 1, 1956)

Evansville, IN - The Blue Raiders carried an OVC championship and a 7-2 record into the first bowl game in the school’s history, but the occasion was ruined by a powerful Sam Houston team. Led by Little All-American fullback Terry Sweeney, the Blue Raiders amassed 290 yards of total offense but mistakes killed their hopes for a win. The Blue Raiders lost a total of four fumbles while Sam FINAL SCORE Houston had just one miscue in the hard-fought contest. Middle Tennessee

FINAL SCORE

Sam Houston State Middle Tennessee

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MT 13 151 139 25-10-3 290 3-42.3 4-4 39

SHS 10 67 134 13-6-0 201 7-36.9 2-1 61

FIRST DOWNS RUSHING YARDS PASSING YARDS TOTAL OFFENSE Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles Lost Penalty Yards

MT 10 240 0 240 1-34.4 0 47

Lamar Tech 21, MT 14 (December 29, 1961)

Orlando, FL - Making their second Tangerine Bowl appearance in three seasons, the Blue Raiders fell to another bunch of tough Texans. It was an even battle for nearly the entire game then a freak play decided the issue. A Lamar field goal attempt fell short of the mark but was inadvertently touched by a Blue Raider and a Tech player fell on it in the end zone for a touchdown.

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards

1st Quarter MT Bucky Pitts 53 punt return

Attendance: 6,000 Weather: 30 degrees

4th Quarter MT Bucky Pitts 20 run

4th Quarter SHS Field goal

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3rd Quarter P Bobby Pate 43 pass from Bob Waters

3rd Quarter SHS 3-yard touchdown run MT Terry Sweeney touchdown run SHS 90-yard kickoff return

FIRST DOWNS RUSHING YARDS PASSING YARDS Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalty Yards

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2nd Quarter MT Ray Purvis 5 run P Bobby Pate 11 pass from Bob Waters

2nd Quarter SHS 20-yard field goal MT Tillman Harris 18 run

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P 15 129 197 326 8-30.0 1 40

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13 35-121 94 14-6-2 49-215 1-0 2-37 0-0 3-37.0 5-3 5-73

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MT 20, Muskingum 0 (December 12, 1964) NCAA Mideast College Division Championship

Murfreesboro, TN - A rugged defense paced the OVC champion Blue Raiders to a 20-0 win in the first Grantland Rice Bowl ever played. The site was MT’s own Horace Jones Field. The Blue Raider defense held Muskingum to only 72 yards in total offense and scored a touchdown on a 99-yard fumble return by end Ray Neal with only 44 seconds left in the game. It also marked the final collegiate game as a player for longtime Blue Raider coach Boots Donnelly. Middle Tennessee opened the scoring in the first quarter when David Petty scored on a 1-yard run to make it 7-0. The teams both went scoreless in the second and third quarter before the Blue Raiders broke it open in the fourth. Teddy Morris ran five yards for a touchdown to make it 14-0 before Neal put up the final points with his intercepted fumble return. Morris finished 10 for 18 in the passing department for 142 yards, while Bob Hlodan paced the ground attack with 110 yards on 19 carries. Hlodan went on to be named the game’s Most Valuable Player.

Muskingum Middle Tennessee

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FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards MT STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing Bob Hlodan David Petty

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15 48-144 142 15-10-1 67-286 5-10 1-14 1-9 7-31.0 3-2 11-105

F o o t b a l l

Blue Raider Bowl Games Detroit, MI (Ford Field) Central Michigan 31, Middle Tennessee 14

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5 40-373 35 11-3-1 51-72 5-23 4-53 1-3 10-42.1 2-2 8-52

ATT 19 15

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TD 0 1

Passing Teddy Morris

A-C-I 18-10-1

YDS 142

TD 0

Receiving Jimbo Pearson Jerry Smith

REC 3 3

YDS 55 40

TD 0 0

Tackles William Randolph Ron Martin Keith Atchley George Claxton

UA 7 4 7 5

A 10 7 2 4

TOT 17 11 9 9

by Adam Sparks, DNJ DETROIT, Mich. - MTSU’s season-long spell wore off at Ford Field. The Blue Raiders’ first Division I-A bowl trip was spoiled in a 31-14 loss to Central Michigan in the 10th Annual Motor City Bowl. A Motor City Bowl record crowd of 54,113 saw MTSU (76) stage a late rally, but it couldn’t compensate for the early wounds inflicted by the fast-paced CMU (10-4) offense. “I thought (a comeback) was realistic with five minutes left, and I thought it was realistic with three minutes left,” first-year MTSU coach Rick Stockstill said. “They fought to the end, and that’s all a coach can ask of his players. There’s not a player in that locker room that thought we didn’t have a chance.” MTSU recovered from an early 14-point deficit and a CMU offensive burst, but a second wave kept the Blue Raiders at bay. The Chippewas used only 13 offensive snaps to score two quick touchdowns and three more plays to jump ahead 21-7 in the second quarter. Leading the charge was CMU quarterback Dan LeFevour, the Motor City Bowl most valuable player, who had 218 of his 231 total yards in the first half. After CMU’s starting surge, MTSU struggled to keep pace, as CMU won its first I-A bowl game in the program’s third attempt. Meanwhile, MTSU played its first overall I-A bowl in Stockstill’s debut season. “Our players walk out of here with their heads held high,” Stockstill said. “What Middle Tennessee did (Tuesday), you can’t put a price tag on. It will help short-term, and it will help this program long-term. “For what these guys did this season, I will forever be indebted.” MTSU never caught up with CMU, and it took a large leap backward early in the third quarter when Clint Marks was picked off by CMU linebacker Doug Kress, who returned the interception 56 yards for a touchdown. “Your defense scores in the second half — that really helped,” CMU interim coach Jeff Quinn said. “Anytime your kids can step up in that role, you know you’re going to have the outcome which we felt and did.” MTSU junior running back DeMarco McNair’s 6-yard touchdown cut the Chippewas’ advantage to 28-14, but the rest of the Blue Raiders’ fourth-quarter possessions finished short of paydirt. MTSU outgained CMU 320 yards to 311, but the Blue Raiders were stifled by 103 penalty yards. Marks finished 25-of-37 for 251 yards and two interceptions. MTSU true freshman Desmond Gee had a career-high nine receptions for 63 yards and a key 39-yard punt return. However, CMU made its mark early on. Each positive for MTSU was met two-fold by the Mid-American Conference champion Chippewas. MTSU senior running back Eugene Gross scored on a 3-yard run in the second quarter to cut the CMU lead to 14-7. However, MTSU’s ensuing onside kick failed, and CMU answered with a four-play, 51-yard drive capped by LeFevour’s 9-yard touchdown run to stretch the Chippewas’ lead to 21-7 at halftime. Any other MTSU scoring threats were countered by a costly penalty, turnover, or loss of possession on downs. CMU was methodic on its opening possession, driving 69 yards on nine plays to paydirt. Running back Ontario Sneed scored on a 1-yard dive over

right guard, but the Chippewas’ march was highlighted by two key third-down conversions. On third-and-seven, LeFevour tossed a 26-yard pass to Justin Gardner, who slipped behind the MTSU secondary. Then following an MTSU tackle for loss by Jonathan Harris, LeFevour scrambled for 12 yards to the 1-yard line. The Chippewas went ahead 7-0 on the next snap. MTSU was equally impressive on its first drive, but back-to-back sacks by defensive ends Mike Ogle and Daniel Bazuin stalled the Blue Raiders’ progress. Marks connected on all four passes for 60 yards during the first drive. His 17-yard pass to Jonathan Grigsby on third-and-23 set up a 39-yard field goal attempt, but Colby Smith hooked the kick wide left. It only took CMU 51 seconds to go ahead 14-0, as Sneed pulled down a 29-yard swing pass for a touchdown. It capped a four-play, 78-yard scoring drive to the 5:53 mark of the first quarter. Score by Quarters Middle Tennessee Central Michigan 1st Quarter 11:06 CM 5:53 CM 2nd Quarter 10:57 MT 10:18 CM 3rd Quarter 9:27 CM 4th Quarter 11:32 MT 3:22 CM

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Sneed 1 run (Albreski kick) Sneed 29 pass from LeFevour (Albreski kick) Gross 3 run (Smith kick) LeFevour 9 run (Albreski kick) Kress 56 INT return (Albreski kick) McNair 6 run (Smith kick) Albreski 43 FG

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

MT 19 30-61 259 41-27-2 71-320 0-0 1-39 4-61 0-0 5-40.0 0-0 10-103 36:41 6 of 15 0 of 1 2-2 2-11

CMU 22 32-149 162 26-16-0 58-311 0-0 1--3 3-46 2-56 4-47.0 0-0 4-55 23:19 5 of 12 0 of 0 2-3 3-21

RUSHING: Middle Tennessee-Gross, Eugene 12-37; McNair, DeMarco 11-23; Gee, Desmond 1-13; Craddock, Joe 1-2; Marks, Clint 5-minus 14. Central Michigan-LeFevour, Dan 15-69; Sneed, Ontario 11-48; Archer, Marcel 4-26; Anderson, Bryan 1-11; LINSON, Damien 1-minus 5. PASSING: Middle Tennessee-Marks, Clint 25-37-2-251; Craddock, Joe 2-4-0-8. Central Michigan-LeFevour, Dan 16-26-0-162. RECEIVING: Middle Tennessee-Gee, Desmond 9-63; Grigsby, J. 5-86; Gross, Eugene 3-24; Williams, Bobby 3-21; Ingram, Pierre 2-15; McNair, DeMarco 2-13; Henry, Taron 1-16; Corder, Clinton 1-13; Cannon, M. 1-8. Central Michigan-Anderson, Bryan 6-51; Sneed, Ontario 6-48; Gardner, Justin 2-30; Cetoute, Obed 1-20; Linson, Damien 1-13. INTERCEPTIONS: Middle Tennessee-None. Central Michigan-Kress, Doug 1-56; Hissong, Calvin 1-0. Attendance: 54,113 Weather: Dome

Total elapsed time: 3:45 Temperature: 72

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2006 Damon Nickson, KR (SportsIllustrated.com, Scout.com)

n third team 1988 1989 1990 1992 1992 1993 1994 1998

Kenny Tippins, DE (Associated Press) Jimmy McCamey, CB (Associated Press) Steve McAdoo, OT (Associated Press) Mike Caldwell, DE (Associated Press) Steve Dark, TE (Associated Press) Pat Hicks, OG (Associated Press) Pat Hicks, OG (Associated Press) Cedric Stegall, DB (Associated Press)

n honorable mention 1940 1957 1964 1981 n Nathanial Claybrooks was an All-American in 1995.

n first team 1950 1950 1950 1956 1957 1957 1962 1963 1964 1965 1983 1984 1985 1988 1989 1990 1991 1991 1992 1993 1995

Max Arnold, FB (Associated Press Little All-American) Charles Lyons, G (Associated Press Little All-American) Maxie Runion, HB (Associated Press Little All-American) Terry Sweeney, FB (Associated Press Little All-American, Williamson Mid-Bracket, NAIA All-American) Ralph Massey, T (Williamson Mid-Bracket) G.E. McCormack, E (NAIA All-American) Jackie Pope, RB (Associated Press Little All-American) George Dykes, E (Associated Press Little All-American, Williamson Mid-Bracket) Jimbo Pearson, HB (Associated Press Little AllAmerican) Keith Atchley, G (Associated Press Little All-American) Roger Carroll, OG (Kodak AFCA) Kelly Potter, PK (Kodak AFCA) Don Griffin, FS (Kodak AFCA) Don Thomas, LB (Associated Press) Jimmy McCamey, CB (Sports Network) Joe Campbell, RB (Associated Press, Kodak AFCA, Walter Camp, Sports Network) Joe Campbell, RB (Kodak AFCA) Steve McAdoo, OT (Associated Press, Kodak AFCA) Steve McAdoo, OT (Associated Press, Kodak AFCA) Pat Hicks, OG (Kodak AFCA) Nathanial Claybrooks, LB (Associated Press, Kodak AFCA)

n second team 1957 1976 1982 1988 1991 1995

Jerry Hurst, E (Associated Press) Mike Moore, RB (Associated Press) Dennis Mix, LB (Associated Press) Tommy Barnes, FS (Associated Press) Steve McAdoo, OT (Sports Network) Anthony McCord, DT (Associated Press)

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Charlie Greer (Little All-American) Buck Rolman, HB (Little All-American Keith Atchley, OG (Little All-American) Dennis Mix, LB (Little All-American)

n freshman

n Dennis Mix earned second team All-American honors in 1982.

2000 Brandon Westbrook, OT (CollegeFootballNews.com) 2007 Dwight Dasher, QB (HM Freshman All-American by TSN)

RETIRED NUMBER Teddy Morris was something special from the moment he came to Middle Tennessee as a young freshman in the fall of 1962. By the time he graduated, his stellar play had helped bring the Blue Raiders 32 wins (against only eight losses and a tie), a record which yielded three Ohio Valley Conference championships.

14 TEDDY MORRIS Quarterback 1962-65

Morris’ Career Stats Year 1962 1963 1964 1965 Total

Att 82 138 156 211 587

Comp 47 87 84 108 326

Int 6 7 9 12 34

Yds 726 1325 999 1749 4799

TD 6 12 7 16 41

Pct .573 .630 .538 .512 .555

When his playing days were complete, Morris held a number of Middle Tennessee career records: touchdown passes (41), yards per completion (14.7), and points scored by passing (252). Morris still ranks fifth in passing yards with 4,799 while also standing fifth in pass completions with 326. He was the OVC’s Offensive Player of the Year in 1965 after leading the Blue Raiders to an unblemished 10-0 season. In 1970, he was named the OVC Offensive Player of the Decade by the Nashville Banner. No player has worn number 14 since Morris finished his career in 1965. No player will ever wear that number again. It’s a significant tribute to one of the finest athletes in Middle Tennessee football history. Morris, who was later an assistant coach for Middle Tennessee from 1970 to 1973, joined Horace Jones and Charles Murphy as the first three to be inducted into the Blue Raider Hall of Fame in 1976.


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n players of the year

1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998

SUN BELT CONFERENCE 2001 Wes Counts, QB (overall) 2001 Dwone Hicks, RB (offensive) 2005 Jeff Littlejohn, DT (defensive) OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE 1965 Teddy Morris, QB (offense) 1965 Keith Atchley, DT (defense) 1975 Mike Moore, RB (offense) 1982 Dennis Mix, LB (defense) 1984 Vince Hall, RB (offense) 1984 Randy Carr, LB (defense) 1985 Marvin Collier, QB (offense) 1985 Don Griffin, FS (defense) 1988 Don Thomas, LB (defense) 1989 Anthony Coleman, LB (defense) 1990 Joe Campbell, RB (offense) 1990 Marty Carter, FS (defense) 1992 Mike Caldwell, DE (defense) 1993 Kippy Bayless, RB (offense) 1994 Kippy Bayless, RB (offense)

n first team SUN BELT CONFERENCE 2001 Jykine Bradley, DB, Scotty Brown, LB, Wes Counts, QB, Dwone Hicks, RB, Kendall Newson, WR, Tanaka Scott, DE, Brandon Westbrook, OT 2002 Robert Billings, P, ReShard Lee, RB, Brandon Westbrook, OL 2003 Brandon Westbrook, OL, Kerry Wright, WR 2004 Kerry Wright, WR 2005 Jeff Littlejohn, DT, Cleannord Saintil, WR 2006 Desmond Gee, All-Purpose, Tavares Jones, DE, Damon Nickson, DB, Damon Nickson, Returner, J.K. Sabb, LB, Colby Smith, P, Erik Walden, DE 2007 Franklin Dunbar, OT, Desmond Gee, All-Purpose, Tavares Jones, DE, Erik Walden, DE OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE 1952 Bobby Young, RB, Howard Alsup, DT, Garnett Rather, DB 1953 Howard Alsup, T, Bobby Young, RB 1954 Joe Collier, G, Garner Ezell, HB 1955 Bill Hix, T, Terry Sweeney, FB, Travis Akin, HB 1956 Jerry Hurst, E, Gerry DeLucca, T, Harold Greer, G, Don Plonk, C, Terry Sweeney, FB 1957 Jerry Hurst, E, G. E. McCormack, E, Ralph Massey, T, Lester Rizor, G, Bobby Hallum, QB, Buck Rolman, HB 1958 Don Franklin, T, Bobby Hallum, QB, Bucky Pitts, HB 1959 Brady Luckett, E, Ralph Adams, T, Ray Purvis, HB Bucky Pitts, HB, Gene Windham, FB 1960 Joe Windham, G, Larry Puryear, FB 1961 George Dykes, E, Terry Bailey, QB 1962 George Dykes, E 1963 George Dykes, E 1964 Jack Armstrong, OT, Keith Atchley, DG, Jimbo Pearson, DB 1965 Tom Fiveash, OT, Teddy Morris, QB, Jerry Smith, RB, George Claxton, E, Keith Atchley, DG, Larry Dotson, LB 1966 Bob Hlodan, RB, George Claxton, E, Frank Victory, DT,

Kelly Holcomb, QB, Randy Houston, DG, Steve McAdoo, OT, Eric McBroom, DB, Garth Petrilli, PK, Jamie Redmond, DB Kippy Bayless, TB, Pat Hicks, OT, Garth Petrilli, PK Kippy Bayless, TB, Nathanial Claybrooks, LB, Pat Hicks, OT, Kelly Holcomb, QB, Eric McBroom, DB, Garth Petrilli, PK, Cory Simpson, SE Nathanial Claybrooks, LB, Anthony Hicks, DE, Anthony McCord, DE, Dee Mostiller, SE, Burt Talley, OT Anthony Hicks, DE, Byran DeGraffenreid, DT, Dee Mostiller, SE/KR Gary Davis, TE Cedric Stegall, DB, Matt Norwood, C, Sulecio Sanford, KR

n second team

n Brandon Westbrook was a three-time all-conference player.

1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992

Larry Dotson, LB, Steve Edging, DB Billy Walker, QB, George Claxton, E, Mike Matheny, DB Ron Taylor, P Andy Thompson,OT, David Duvall, LB Charlie Holt, OT, Ed Miller, DB Jim Inglis, OG, Ray Oldham, DB, Mike Shawen, P Bob Orsillo, OT, Charlie Holt, OG, Ray Oldham, DB Nate Porter, DB Mike Shawen, P Mike Moore, RB, John Csir, DE Mike Moore, RB Darrell Williams, C, Mike Moore, RB, Reggie Bell, DT, Mo Bell, LB, Randy Saunders, P Stan Wright, LB Kelly Potter, PK, Dennis Mix, DE, Emanuel Toles, DT, James Griffin, DB Dennis Mix, DE, Emanuel Toles, DT, James Griffin, DB, Rob Ridings, LB Vince Hall, RB, Mickey Corwin, QB, Roger Carroll, OG, Marshan Jolley, SE, Kelly Potter, PK, Steve Puryear, DB, Don Griffin, DB, Jeff Spencer, DT, William Thomas, DE Rick Brito, C, Randy Carr, LB, Mike Clark, TE, Mickey Corwin, QB, Phil Cowan, OG, Robert Frazier, DE, Don Griffin, DB, Vince Hall, RB, Kelly Potter, PK, Gary Womack, DG Gerald Anderson, RB, Cecil Andrews, OG, Tony Burse, FB, Marvin Collier, QB, Roosevelt Colvard, LB, Mike Clark, TE, Don Griffin, DB, David Kercell, OT Cecil Andrews, OG, Dejuan Buford, DB, Tony Burse, FB, Roosevelt Colvard, LB, Dwight Stone, RB Darrien Thomas, DB, Kenny Tippins, DE Tommy Barnes, DB, Chuck Daniel, P, Jack Pittman, DT, Don Thomas, LB, Kenny Tippins, DE Joe Campbell, RB, Anthony Coleman, LB, Chuck Daniel, P, Melvin James, TE, Wade Johnson, FB, Jimmy McCamey, DB, Greg Pollard, DE Joe Campbell, RB, Marty Carter, DB, Anthony Coleman, LB, Matt Crews, PK, Phil Ironside, QB, Wade Johnson, FB, Steve McAdoo, OT, Jimmy McCamey, DB, Vince Parks, WR, Greg Pollard, DE Scott Boykin, LB, Chris Burns, DL, Joe Campbell, RB, Steve Dark, TE, Steve McAdoo, OT, Vince Parks, WR, Garth Petrilli, K, Jamie Redmond, DB Mike Caldwell, DE, Walt Crowder, FB, Steve Dark, TE,

SUN BELT CONFERENCE 2001 P Robert Billings, C Glen Elarbee, RB ReShard Lee, FS Michel Woods 2002 WR Tyrone Calico, C Glen Elarbee, RB Dwone Hicks, PK Brian Kelly 2003 PK Brian Kelly, DE Demetrios Walker, S Michael Woods 2004 PK Colby Smith, OL Quinton Staton 2005 OL Germayle Franklin, RB Eugene Gross, OL Willie Hall, P Colby Smith, DL Quinton Staton, LB J.K. Sabb 2006 OL Franklin Dunbar, OL Germayle Franklin, RB Eugene Gross, QB Clint Marks, LB Justin Rainey 2007 DB Bradley Robinson 2008 DT Trevor Jenkins, S Jeremy Kellem

n all-independent COLLEGEFOOTBALLNEWS.COM 1999 Keegan Ray, P (1st Team) 2000 Barry Hall, OT (1st Team), Dwone Hicks, RB (1st Team), Kendall Newson, WR (1st Team)

n national player of the week BRONCO NAGURSKI 2006 Damon Nickson, FS (defense) (October 30) WALTER CAMP 2006 Damon Nickson, FS (defense) (October 30) 2007 Phillip Tanner, RB (offense) (November 23)

n players of the week SUN BELT CONFERENCE - OFFENSE 9/3/01 Dwone Hicks, RB 9/24/01 Wes Counts, QB 10/1/01 ReShard Lee, RB 10/8/01 Wes Counts, QB 10/29/01 Kendall Newson, WR 10/21/02 Andrico Hines, QB 9/22/03 Andrico Hines, QB 10/20/03 Andrico Hines, QB 11/10/03 Andrico Hines, QB 10/11/04 Clint Marks, QB 10/17/05 Eugene Gross, RB 11/7/05 Clint Marks, QB 10/30/06 Clint Marks, QB

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T e n n e s s e e

SUN BELT CONFERENCE SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

Eugene Gross, RB Joe Craddock, QB Joe Craddock, QB Joe Craddock, QB Phillip Tanner, RB

SUN BELT CONFERENCE - DEFENSE 9/3/01 Jykine Bradley, DB 9/24/01 Scotty Brown, LB 10/1/01 Scotty Brown, LB 11/19/01 Scotty Brown, LB 9/22/03 Brandon Lynch, S 10/13/03 Michael Woods, DB 11/26/03 Will Martin, FS 10/3/05 Jonathan Bonner, LB 10/2/06 J.K. Sabb, LB 10/30/06 Damon Nickson, FS 11/6/06 Justin Rainey, LB 11/13/06 Bradley Robinson, DB 10/29/07 Erik Walden, DE 11/5/07 Alex Suber, DB 9/8/08 Alex Suber, DB 10/6/08 Jeremy Kellem, S 11/10/08 Danny Carmichael, LB SUN BELT CONFERENCE - SPECIAL TEAMS 9/24/01 Robert Billings, P 10/1/01 Robert Billings, P 9/2/02 ReShard Lee, KR 11/4/02 Robert Billings, P 11/10/03 Robert Billings, P 10/3/05 Colby Smith, P 10/24/05 Cleannord Saintil, KR 9/4/06 Colby Smith, P 10/9/06 Damon Nickson, KR 10/30/06 Colby Smith, P 11/6/06 Damon Nickson, KR 11/13/06 Colby Smith, P 10/29/07 David DeFatta, P 11/5/07 Bradley Robinson, KR 11/12/07 David DeFatta, P 9/8/08 David DeFatta, P 11/17/08 David DeFatta, P 11/24/08 Phillip Tanner, KR

n players of the week

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

n Joe Craddock was a three-time player of the week winner.

n all-star games EAST-WEST SHRINE GAME

1992 Walter Dunson, RB 2003 Dwone Hicks, RB (did not play due to injury) HULA BOWL

1993 Jamie Redmond, DB 2002 Kendall Newson, WR, Jykine Bradley, DB BLUE-GRAY GAME

1992 Mike Caldwell, LB 1994 Kelly Holcomb, QB (MVP) ALL-STAR GRIDIRON CLASSIC

1998 Sulecio Sanford, WR 2000 Jermaine Francis, DB LAS VEGAS ALL-AMERICAN CLASSIC

2005 Pedro Holiday, WR 2006 Jeff Littlejohn, DT

MAGNOLIA GRIDIRON CLASSIC

2005 Keon Raymond, DB, Cleannord Saintil, WR TEXAS VS THE NATION ALL-STAR GAME

2008 Damon Nickson, DB/KR

n academics ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS

n half century team

SUN BELT CONFERENCE TEAM ACADEMIC AWARD

WR Dee Mostiller (1993-96), OL Steve McAdoo (1989-92), PK Kelly Potter (1981-84), PK Garth Petrilli (1991-94), DB Ray Oldham (1969-72), DB Don Griffin (1982-85), DB Marty Carter (1988-90)

n 30-year anniversary SUN BELT CONFERENCE

QB Wes Counts, DB Don Griffin, RB Dwone Hicks

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Hansford Johnson, WR David Youell, WR Joey Montalbano, LB Alvin Fite, LB Dennis Burke, LB Germayle Franklin, OL Clinton Corder, TE Trevor Jenkins, DL

SUN BELT CONFERENCE COMMISSIONER’S LIST (3.5 GPA)

USA TODAY 9/1/01 Dwone Hicks, RB 9/22/01 Dwone Hicks, RB 9/29/01 Wes Counts, QB 10/6/01 Wes Counts, QB 10/27/01 Wes Counts, QB 11/17/01 Dwone Hicks, RB

OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE

F o o t b a l l

1987 Todd Jackson, DL 1990 Bryan Faulkner, LB 1991 Bryan Faulkner, LB ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT IV

2002 Kevin Pascoe, OL (Verizon) 2007 Phillip Tanner, RB (ESPN the Magazine) 2006-07, 2007-08

NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME SCHOLAR-ATHLETE

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Joey Montalbano, LB Thomas Johnson, DL Devarick Scandrett, DE Clinton Corder, TE Phillip Tanner, RB

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Kevin Davis, Chris Gatlin, John Madrick, Joey Montalbano, Brandon Parker, Kevin Pascoe, J.P. Shelly Robert Billings, Bill Brasch, Joey Montalbano, Kyle Turnbow Jerrin Holt, Hashem Joyner, Gerald Mushi, Devarick Scandrett Walt Bell, Jonathan Callahan, Chris DeGeorge, Thomas Osteen, Rapheal Ousley, Brandon Roberts, Devarick Scandrett, Kyle Turnbow, Paul Wheeler Walt Bell, Paul Cantrell, Clinton Corder, Germayle Franklin, Lucas Paschall, Brandon Roberts, Phillip Tanner Clinton Corder, David DeFatta, Gene Delle Donne, Jonathan Grigsby, Patrick Jackson, Adam Wade

SUN BELT CONFERENCE HONOR ROLL (3.0 - 3.49 GPA)

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Robert Billings, Glen Elarbee, Lucas Frost, Andrico Hines, Ben Howze, Brian Kelly, John Madrick, Chris Matusek, Jamison Palmer, Sean Saylor, Zack Swanson, Paul Wheeler Robert Billings, John Crawford, Lucas Frost, Ben Howze, DeLorean Jordan, Brian Kelly, Matt Little, Reggie Polk, Jonathan Proby, Blake Rolan Neil Beckham, Clinton Corder, Josh Dutton, Chris Gatlin, Pedro Holiday, Ben Howze, Gerald Mushi, Darren Mustin, Kevin Searcy, Dana Stewart, Sam Sutton Devarick Scandrett Michael Cannon, Leon Cesar, Clinton Corder, Josh Dutton, Germayle Franklin, Josh Harris, Patrick Honeycutt, Trevor Jenkins, Brodey Mann, Bradley Nix, Brandon Nix, Jonathan Parks, Luke Paschall, David Price, Christopher Sapp, Ronald Steed, Vejin Tahir, Michael Varick Danny Carmichael, Joe Craddock, Josh Dutton, Chris Hawkins, Patrick Jackson, Trevor Jenkins, Tavares Jones, Brandon Nix, Bobby Williams Kevin Brown, Joe Craddock, Chance Dunleavy, Mark Fisher, Rod Issac, Jeremy Kellem, Jamal Lewis, Jacob Longoria, Byron McLeod, Brandon Nix, Jeremy Perry, Salin Simpson, Dana Stewart, Phillip Tanner, Erik Walden


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n Kelly Holcomb

n nfl

Mike Caldwell LB Tyrone Calico

Cleveland/ Baltimore Arizona Philadelphia Chicago Carolina

WR Tennessee

Joe Campbell RB Houston Hamilton (CFL) Nashville (AFL)

Years 1987-88 1988 1993-96 1997 1998-2001 2002 2003 2003-05 1992-93 1994-95 1997-98

Marty Carter DB

Tampa Bay Chicago Atlanta Detroit

Bill Cherry

Green Bay

1986-88

Philadelphia Boston Patriots Buffalo N.E. Patriots

1959 1960-61 1962 1963-64

C

Gerry DeLucca Walter Dunson

WR San Diego

Franklin Dunbar OL Philadelphia Kolas Elion WR Don Griffin DB James Griffin

Seattle New York Jets San Francisco Cleveland Philadelphia

DB Cincinnati

1991-94 1995-98 1999-2001 2001

1993-94 2008 1981 1982 1986-93 1994-95 1996-97 1983-85

F o o t b a l l

Blue Raiders in the Pros

n Erik Walden

Player Pos. Team(s) Tony Burse FB Seattle Miami

T e n n e s s e e

n Jonathan Quinn

Detroit

1986-89

Barry Hall OL Tennessee Houston

2001-2002 *2002

Dwone Hicks RB Tennessee Chicago

2003 2003

Kelly Holcomb QB

Indianapolis Cleveland Buffalo Philadelphia Minnesota

1997-2000 2001-2004 2005-2006 2007 2007

WR Washington

*2005

Trevor Jenkins DT Philadelphia

2009

Thomas Johnson DL Dallas Houston New York Jets

2005 2006 2008

Pedro Holiday

ReShard Lee RB Dallas Green Bay Oakland David Little TE Kansas City Philadelphia Brandon Lynch S

2003-2004 2005 2006-2007 1984 1985-90

Tennessee Indianapolis

*2003 2004-2006

Kendall Newson WR Jacksonville Miami

2002 2003-05

Ray Oldham DB

Baltimore 1973-77 Pittsburgh 1978 New York Giants 1979 Detroit 1980-82

Jonathan Quinn QB Jacksonville

1998-2001

Kansas City Chicago

2002-2003 2003-2004

Jamie Redmond DB Denver

1994

Sulecio Sanford WR Chicago Bears 1999-2001 Miami 2002 Devarick Scandrett DE Green Bay Packers Dwight Stone WR Pittsburgh Carolina NY Jets Kenny Tippins LB Dallas Atlanta

2007

1987-94 1995-98 1999-2000 1989 1990-96

Erik Walden DE Dallas Kansas City Miami

2008 2008 2008

Demetrios Walker DE Kansas City

*2003

Brandon Westbrook OL New York Jets

*2003

Kerry Wright

WR Indianapolis Colts *2005

n Cfl Player Pos. Team(s) Years Jykine Bradley DB Hamilton 2005Brandon Lynch DB Saskatchewan 2007- Steve McAdoo OT Shreveport 1994-95 Vincent Parks SE Ottawa 1994-95 Keon Raymond DB Calgary 2008Bradley Robinson DB Edmonton 2008Sulecio Sanford WR Calgary 2004 Hamilton 2006 Demetrios Walker DL Hamilton 2005-2006 *Released during preseason camp

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Blue Raiders in the Pros n nfl draft selections Player Erik Walden (Dallas)

2008 Pos. DE

2003 Player Pos. Tyrone Calico (Tennessee) WR 2002 Player Pos. Kendall Newson (Jacksonville) WR 1999 Player Pos. Sulecio Sanford (Chicago) WR 1998 Player Pos. Jonathan Quinn (Jacksonville) QB 1997 Player Pos. Anthony Hicks (Green Bay) LB 1993 Player Pos. Mike Caldwell (Cleveland) LB Walter Dunson (San Diego) WR 1992 Player Pos. Chris Burns (Cincinnati) DT Joe Campbell (LA Rams) RB 1991 Player Pos. Marty Carter (Tampa Bay) DB

n Thomas Johnson

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RD 6

RD 2 RD 7 RD 7 RD 3 RD 5 RD 3 5 RD 6 6 RD 8

Pick 167

Pick 60 Pick 222 Pick 221 Pick 86 Pick 160 Pick 83 134 Pick 142 144 Pick 207

1987 Pos. RB

RD 12

Pick 324

1986 Player Pos. Don Griffin (San Francisco) DB

RD 6

Pick 162

1983 Player Pos. James Griffin (Cincinnati) DB

RD 7

Pick 193

1978 Pos. RB

RD 12

Pick 331

Player Tony Burse (Seattle)

Player Mike Moore (Miami)

1976 Player Pos. Bobby Joe Easter (Buffalo) RB Tony Williams (Buffalo) WR

RD 8 14

Pick 226 392

1975 Player Pos. Dwaine Copeland (Miami) RB

RD 17

Pick 439

Player Ray Oldham (Baltimore) Ray Bonner (Detroit)

1973 Pos. DB CB

RD 8 10

Pick 189 252

Player Bob Langford (Denver)

1968 Pos. T

RD 10

Pick 252

Player Joe Bruce (Detroit) Bobby Halum (Chicago)

1958 Pos. T B

RD 26 30

Pick 313 352

n ReShard Lee

F o o t b a l l

1957 Player Pos. Gerry DeLucca (Chicago) T Jerry Hurst (San Francisco) E

RD 7 10

Pick 84 116

1956 Player Pos. Billy Hix (Philadelphia) T Terry Sweeney (Baltimore) B

RD 16 30

Pick 185 354

1954 Player Pos. Howard Alsup (San Francisco) T

RD 21

Pick 251

n Aafl draft selections 2008 Player Pos. Reggie Doucet (Tennessee) CB Dwone Hicks (Tennessee) RB Andrico Hines (Tennessee) QB Pedro Holiday (Arkansas) WR

n Brandon Lynch

RD 11 24 25 50

Pick 62 143 146 300


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n Randy Arnold

nA Ernest Adams, ’49, ’51-52 Shorty Adams, ’49 Lonnie Adams, ’77 Ralph Adams, ’57-59 Dave Adamson, ’39-41 Michael Agee, ’95 Jerome Agnew, ‘98 Travis Akin, ’53-56 Vince Akridge,’92, ’94-95 Gabe Alaniz, ‘99 Guy Albanese, ’78-79 Crawford Alexander, ’55 Louis Alford, ’62-63 Robert Alford, ’84-87 Dan Allen, ’82-83 Jerry Allen, ’62 Shawn Allen, ’03 Joel Alsobrook, ’91-92 Howard Alsup, ’50-53 Wardell Alsup, ‘00-03 Doug Althouse, ’85-86 Gerald Anderson, ’84-87 John Anderson, ’28 Lavon Anderson, ’74 Sonny Anderson, ’72-75 Cecil Andrews, ’83-86 Jack Armstrong, ’61-64 Max Arnold, ’49-50 Randy Arnold, ‘00-03 Kayro Arnwine, ’73 Bennie Arp, ’66 Archie Arrington, ’70, 72-74 Ralph Askins, ’26-29 Jeff Ast, ’82-83 Frank Atchley, ’47-50 Keith Atchley, ’62-65 Claude Austin, ’27 Charles Ayers, ’47

nB James Babb, ’50 Terry Bailey, ’59-61 Psalms Bailey, ’92-93 Wayne Bailey, ’56-59 Elmer Bain, ’46-47

Kevin Baker, ’82-85 Lee Baker, ‘04 Scott Baker, ’93-95 Danny Baldwin, ’69 Allen Ball, ’82-83 J. Ballard, ’49-50, ’52-53 Ken Bankston, ’75-76 Gary Barnes, ’95-96 Kurt Barnes, ’84 Tommy Barnes, ’86-88 Paul Barnett, ’65-67 Jonathan Barry, ‘99, 01-02 Robert Baskin, ’38 Miles Baskins, ’34-36 Robert Bass, ’35-36 Karl Bates, ’96 David Battle, ’39 Jean Battle, ’34-35 Kippy Bayless, ’91-94 Henry Bean, ’79-82 Theron Bean,’92-95 Hartwell Beasley, ’34 Tommy Beaver, ’74-75 Cade Becher, ‘05-06 Dick Beck, ’47-50 John Beene, ’66-69 Tommy Beene, ’68-70 Gary Bell, ’70-72 Morris Bell, ’76-77 Ray Bell, ’57-59 Reggie Bell, ’76, 78-79 Walt Bell, ‘03-05-06 Barry Benham, ’89, ’91 Malcolm Beyah, ‘08 Hunter Birtsch, ‘04-05-06 John Blankenship, ’69-72 Blankenship, ’46 Robert Billings, ‘00-03 W. Blackman, ’42, ’46-48 Alan Blackwell, ’78 Roger Blackwood, ’54-55 Chris Blair, ’94-96 David Blair, ’62 Thomas Blair, ’38 Kareem Bland, ‘99-02 Tony Blossom, ’79 William J. Boaz, ’46 Maxie Boles, ‘62-63 Jonathan Bonner, ‘02-05 Tommy Bomar, ’51 Ray Bonner, ’69-72 Richard Bortner, ‘05-06 Colin Boss, ‘08 John Boss, ’29 William Bostick, ’41 Joe Bowers, ’76-77 Tommy Bowers, ’72 Joe Boyd, ’80-81 Melvin Boyd, ’72-75 Andre Boykin, ’92-93 Scott Boykin, ’89-91 Jykine Bradley, ‘99-01 Tony Bradley, ’84, ’87-88 Joe Brakebill, ’66 Percy Bramblett, ’30 Henry Brandon, ’41, ’46

M i d d l e

T e n n e s s e e

Marcus Brandon, ‘05-06 Tom Brandon, ’33 Bill Brasch, ‘01-03 James Bratten, ’57 Derwin Brewer, ’88-90 Rick Brito, ’82-84 Jerry Broadbent, ’64 Gary Brooks, ’80, ’83 James A. Brooks, ’41-42 Bill Brown, ’48 Bob Brown, ’48-49 Bob Brown, ’56 Danny Brown, ’81-83 Duane Brown, ’61-64 Earl Brown, ’79-82 E. N. Brown, ’58-59 George Brown, ’49-54 Isaiah Brown, ‘97-00 Joe Brown, ’26 Kevin Brown, ‘07-08 Raleigh Brown, ’42, ’46 Scotty Brown, ‘98-01 Shavaskey Brown, ‘02-03 Bo Browne, ‘97-00 Joe Bruce, ’56-58 Chris Bryan, ’72-73 Barry Bryant, ’35-37 Billy Bryant, ’39-40 Bruce Bryant, ‘78 Quenton Bryant, ’76 Sammy Bryant, ’80-81 Guy Buchanan, ’47-50 Brett Bucher, ‘00-01 Danny Buck, ’68-71 Tony Buck, ’74-77 Andre Buford, ‘80-81 Dejuan Buford, ’84-86/’88 Andra Bullock, ’74-77 Greg Bullock, ’83-85 Billy Burch, ’40 Gary Burch, ’55 Lonnie Burch, ’79-80 Jimmy Burcham, ’50 Gary Burchfield, ’74-77 Rick Burchfield, ’72-73 Dennis Burke, ‘02-05 Bill Burkett, ’41-42 Bob Burkett, ’41-42, ’46 Wilburn Burkett, ’46-47

n Jykine Bradley

F o o t b a l l

All-Time Lettermen David Burnett, ’49-51 Jackie Burnett, ’53 Chris Burns, ’89-91 Pratt Burroughs, ’41 Tony Burse, ’83-86 Joey Burstyne, ‘98 Sam Burton, ’40-41 Scot Burton, ’79-82 Robert Bush, ’84 Chas Butler, ’56, ’59-60 Taylor Butts, ’25 Frank Buzby, ’46

nC Cain, ’41 Mike Caldwell, ’89-92 Wes Caldwell, ‘08 Tyrone Calico, ‘99-02 Jonathan Callahan, ‘03-04 Don Calloway, ‘00-03 Daniel Calvo, ’96-98 Ronnie Camp, ’61-64 C. Campbell, ’36-38 Joe Campbell, ’88-91 Ben Canada, ’49-51 Herbert Cannon, ’87 Mike Cannon, 07 Paul Cantrell, ‘04-05-06 Ken Caplenor, ’65-66 Charlie Care, ’55 Danny Carmichael, ‘06-07-08 Gene Carney, ’67-69 John Carothers, ’73 Hilrey Carr, ’59-60 Randy Carr, ’82-84 Derrick Carrol, ’93 Roger Carroll, ’80-83 Ed Carson, ’56-58 Jawan Carson, ‘08 Brian Carter, ’83 James Carter, ’34-35 Jesse Carter, ’70 Marty Carter, ’88-90 Mike Carter, ’80-81 Paul Carter, ’79 SaCoby Carter, ‘08 Billy Cartwright, ’41-42 Johnny Carver, ’74-77 Greg Casteel, ’81-84 John Caveness, ’77 Ronnie Cecil, ’74-77 Leon Cesar, ‘03-04 Chamberland, ’46 Raymond Chaney, ‘04 Richard Chaney, ’54 John Chapman, ’72 Clinton Charles, ’33 Melvin Charles, ’27-29 Brian Chastain, ’95-96 Bill Cherry, ’78-81 Stephen Chicola, ‘04-05-06-07 Chas. Chitwood, ’42, ’46 Nares Choobua, ‘69 Harvey Clark, ’46 Mike Clark, ’82-85

n Nathanial Claybrooks

Charlie Clarke, ’96-98 George Claxton, ’64-67 L. E. Clayborne, ’62 Nathanial Claybrooks, ’93-95 Lonnie Clemons, ‘05-06-07-08 Ken Coffee, ’69-72 Clyde Cole, ’46 Anthony Coleman, ’87-90 Tyrone Coleman, ’85-86 Joe Collier, ’53-54 Marvin Collier, ’85-88 Boo Collins,’92 Lem Collins, ’89-91 Steve Colquitt, ’67 Roo’velt Colvard, ’83-86 Danny Colwell, ’82-83 Doug Cone, ’47-50 Korey Conner, ‘98-00 Brandon Conwill, ‘98 Dallas Cook, ’51-54 Brad Cooper, ‘00-01 Dwaine Copeland, ’73-74 Kevin Copeland, ‘03-04 Jack Corban, ’57-59 Sid Corban, ’53-56 Charley Corbin, ’25-26 Clinton Corder, ‘03, ‘05-06-07 Greg Cornell, ’83-84 Mickey Corwin, ’83-84 Ken Coulter, ‘97 James Counce, ’91-94 Wes Counts, ‘98-01 Nicky Coutras, ’53-56 Brad Cowan, ’85-88 Mike Cowan, ’67-69 Phil Cowan, ’81-84 John Cox, ’46-49 Mike Cox, ’84-85 Ricky Cox, ’80-81 David Coy, ‘00-02 Anthony Crabtree, ’91 Joe Craddock, ‘07-08 Rashaad Craft, ‘97, 99-00 Jack Crawford, ’70-72 John Crawford, ‘02-05 Mike Crenshaw, ’89-90 O. Crenshaw, ’88-91 Matt Crews, ’88-90 Tommy Criner, ’95

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All-Time Lettermen Julian Crocker, ’27-30 Ray Cross, ’51 Walt Crowder, ’90-92 Derrick Crumpton, ‘08 John Csir, ‘75

nD Charles Daniel, ’65-68 Chuck Daniel, ’87-90 Melvin Daniels, ’70-73 Curtis Daniely, ‘99-02 Steve Dark, ’90-92 Dwight Dasher, ‘07-08 Emory Davenport, ’40-42 Antwan Davis, ‘07-08 Brian Davis, ’93-94 Charlie Davis, ’32 Darin Davis, ‘08 Freeman Davis, ’85-87 Gary Davis, ’95, 97-98 Joe Davis, ’46 Joe Davis, ’47 Kevin Davis, ‘03 Michael Davis, ’84-85 Ricky Davis, ’76 Todd Davis, ’88-89 John W. Deal, ’39 Greg Deathridge, ’77-78 Eddie Deeb, ’78-79 Jack Deere, ’41, ’46-47 Kevin Dees, ’70 David DeFatta, ‘07-08 Byran DeGraffenreid, ’96 Gene Delle Donne, ‘08 Dino DeIuliis, ’82-85 Jack Delay, ’30 Gerry DeLucca, ’56 Billy Derrick, ’51 R. Derryberry, ’27-28 Tim Dickerson, ’79-82 Rich Dickson, ’73-75 John Diefenbach, ’75-78 Van Dingler, ’86-89 Scott Dirkson, ’91-93 John Dixon, ’26-29 Dexter Dodson, ’70-73 Keith Dollar, ‘97-00 Quan Domineck, ‘01-02

Kenny Donaldson, ’89-90 Boots Donnelly, ’62-64 John Dooley, ’83-84 Bill Dotson, ’55-58 Larry Dotson, ’63-66 Reggie Doucet, ‘05-06 Gary Draper, ’65-68 Joe Drennan, ’59-62 Jayme Duarte, ’94 Fernando Duggan, ’46 Joe Duggar, ’46 Kenneth Duke, ’51-53 John Dukes, ’75 Franklin Dunbar, ‘05-06-07 Todd Duncan, ’87-88 Jimmy Dunlap, ’53-56 Chance Dunleavy, ‘05-07 Jimmy Dunn, ’66-69 Jeff Dunner, ’95-96 Walter Dunson, ’90-92 Jim Dunster, ‘75 Billy Durham, ‘98-01 Sheldon Durham, ‘01-02 David Duvall, ’67-70 Andre Dyer, ’86-89 George Dykes, ’61-63

nE Bobby J. Easter, ’74-75 Glenn Eden, ’56-58 Bobby Edens, ’66-68 Tony Edge, ‘98 Steve Edging, ’65-66 Ryan Edmiston, ‘02-03 Marion Edney, ’28 Buck Edwards, ’33-34 Kenny Edwards, ‘02-03 Taylor Edwards, ’67-70 Jason Elam, ‘04-05 Glen Elarbee, ‘99-02 LeBron Elder, ‘97-00 Kolas Elion, ’76, ’79-80 Mike Ellies, ’93-94 Kenneth Ellis, ’39-40 Steve Ellison, ‘00-01 Mallory Elrod, ’65 John Emert, ’73-75 Rodney English, ’71-74 Vic Esposito, ’87 Bill Etter, ’50-53 Marty Euverard, ’85-88 Billy Joe Evans, ’59-62 Steve Evans, ’66 William Evans, ’39-40 Pat Everett, ’89 Joe Evilsizer, ‘04 Garner Ezzell, ’52-54 Sam Ezelle, ’59-60

nF n Sheldon Durham

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T e n n e s s e e

n Kelverrick Green

Bryan Faulkner, ’89-91 Hulsey Ferrell, ’41 Rickey Field, ’77-79 Mike Finney, ’70-73 Dean Fisher, ’59 George Fisher, ’42 Mark Fisher, ‘07-08 Alvin Fite, ‘01-04 Tom Fiveash, ’63-65 Ralph Fleming, ’46-48 Harry Flippin, ’71-74 Frank Ford, ’49-50 Clayton Foster, ’33 Charles Fowler, ’25 Carson Francis, ’71-74 Jermaine Francis, ‘99-00 Gerry Francisco, ’85 Anthony Franklin, ’92-93 Don Franklin, ’55-58 Germayle Franklin, ‘03-04-05-06 Ike Franklin, ’66-68 Joe Franklin, ’93 William Fraser, ’46 Robert Frazier, ’84-85 Otis Freeman, ’25-27 David Fritts, ’72-73, ’75 George Frost, ’53-55 Lucas Frost, ‘99-01 Robert Fry, ’38 Lyle Fulton, ’42 John Fuqua, ’75

Desmond Gee, ‘06-07-08 Alan Gendreau, ‘08 Kelvin German, ‘02-03 T. J. Gentle, ’94-95 Mickey George, ’62 Vern Geren, ’64 Carlos Geter, ’95 Hester Gibbs, ’57-59 Mike Gibson, ’88-91 Leroy Gifford, ’87-90 Frank Giles, ’51 John Glassburner, ’89 Anthony Glover, ‘04-05-07-08 Elbert Glover, ’46 John Gooch, ’25 George Goodson, ’74-77 Michael Gordon, ’88 Ronnie Gordon, ’96 Wade Gosa, ’82 Matt Graham, ‘98 Phil Grammer, ’60-63 George Grau, ’42 Joey Graves, ’73 Anthony Green, ’87-90 DeMarcus Green, ‘04 Kelverrick Green, ’96-99 Charlie Greer, ’38-40 Harold Greer, ’56-58 J. D. Greer, ’46 Charles Gregory, ’79, ’81 Greg Gregory, ’69-72 Jesse Gregory, ’27-28 Josh Gregory, ‘07-08 Fred Grider, ’47-50 Clay Griffin, ’96-97-98 Don Griffin, ’82-85 James Griffin, ’79-82 Jonathan Grigsby, ‘05-06-07 Eric Groat, ’93-94 Eugene Gross, ‘03-04-05-06 Ralph Gunter, ‘04 Charles Gupton, ’62-63

nh Henry Hackman, ’25-27 George Haley, ’53-55 Howard Haley, ’53-54

nG Mike Gaines Tony Gaines, ’90-91 Carlton Galbraith, ’55-56 Howard Gamble, ’49 Jack Gamble, ’54-55 Bobby Gann, ’59, ’61 Julius Gant, ‘01-02-03 Kelvin Garr, ’94-96 Bob Garrett, ’54 John Garrett, ’82-85 Marcus Gates, ‘03-04-05-06 Bobby Gatlin, ’68-69 Chris Gatlin, ‘99-02 Kyle Gay, ‘97-98

F o o t b a l l

n Barry Hall

Jerry Hale, ’46 Barry Hall, ‘97-98-99-00 Roy Hall, ’56-58 Vince Hall, ’81-84 William Hall, ’56-58 Willie Hall, ‘03-05 Hall, ’46 Frank Halliburton, ’60-62 Bob Hallum, ’56-57 Charles Hallum, ‘60 Joe Hallum, ’53-55 James Hamblen, ’36-37 Curtis Hambrick, ’46 John Hambrick, ’35-37 Butch Hamby, ’79-82 Alex Hamlett, ’51-53 Andrew Hardaway, ’50 Bobby Hardison, ’49-51 Frank Harges, ’32 Jeff Harlan, ’34-35 Greg Harper, ’95-96 J. W. Harper, ’69-72 Andrew Harrington, ‘07-08 Chris Harris, ’91 Dee Harris, ’49 Earl Harris, ’62-64 Elijah Harris, ’29-32 Hunter Harris, ’68-70 John Harris, ’69-72 Jonathan Harris, ‘04-05-06 Josh Harris, ‘03-05 Lonnie Harris, ’72 Ricky Harris, ’76-77 Tillman Harris, ’53-56 Vincent Harris, ’76 Harris, ’26-28 Turk Harrison, ’49-50 Pat Harrison, ’46 Rodney Hart, ’85-87 Gary Harton, ’77 Jim Harvey, ’61-64 Marcus Harvey, ‘99-00 Norman Hasty, ’37-38 Xavier Hatnot, ‘99-00 Avery Hatten, ‘01-02 Dick Hawk, ’51 James Hawk, ’57 Chris Hawkins, ‘08 Gerald Hayes, ’61 John T. Hayes, ’51-53 Larry Hayes, ’67-68 Rodney Hayes, ’65-68 Steve Heard, ’86-87 Tri Heard, ‘97-98 Glen Heath, ’80 Ernest Henderson, ’87-89 Geno Henderson, ‘99 Emerson Hendrix, ’29-32 Garland Henley, ’95-96 Chris Henry, ‘02-05 John Henry, ‘03 Taron Henry, ‘04-05-06-07 Harold Hensley, ’51 David Herbert, ’66 Ed Hessey, ’34 Brownie Hickam, ’46


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Ivon Hickmon, ‘07-08 Ant. Hicks, ’92-93, ’95-96 Dwone Hicks, ‘99-00-01-02 Jim Hicks, ’74 Pat Hicks, ’92-94 Rod Higgins, ‘00-01 Kenneth Highsmith, ’93-94 Edward Hildreth, ’46 Gray Hill, ’63 Vernon Hindman, ’29-30 Andrico Hines, ‘02-03 Chris Hinson, ’80 Doug Hintemeyer, ’85-87 Jim Hite, ’49-51 Harold Hitt, ’49-51 Billy Hix, ’53-55 Bob Hlodan, ’64-66 Bill Hobbs, ’61-63 Everett Hobson, ’82-83 Frank Hobson, ’28-30 William Hodges, ’40-41 Wes Hofacker, ‘06-07-08 William Hoffman, ’36-38 Kelly Holcomb, ’91-94 Pedro Holiday, ‘03-04 Rick Holliday, ’94-96 Buford Holman, ’53 Pete Holmes, ’49 Patrick Honeycutt, ‘07-08 Charles Holt, ’32 Charles Holt, ’69-72 Jerrin Holt, ‘03-04 J. Holt, ’46-47 Seaborn Holt, ’30-32 Doug Homan, ’84-85 Anthony Hood, ‘00-01 Reed Hooper, ’36 Bryant House, ‘05 Carnell Houston, ‘98-99 Randy Houston, ’90-92 Eph Hoover, Jr., ’41 John Hoover, ’33-35 William Hoover, ’36-37 Randy Horn, ’89 Marcel Horne, ‘03-04 Joe Horning, ’83-85 Ryan Hornsby, ‘04 Chris Hough, ‘01-02 Marcus Howard, ’51 Smith Howard, ’29 John Howell, ’46 Chris Howington, ‘98-99-00 Billy Hudson, ’40 Tommy Hudson, ’38-39 L. S. Huffines, ’25 Richard Hughes, ’70 Jerry Hurst, ’56-57 Ben Hurt, ’54-56

ni Alvin Ingle, ’07 Boo Ingle, ‘79 Jim Inglis, ’69-71 Pierre Ingram, ‘03-04-05-06 Phil Ironside, ’88-90

M i d d l e

T e n n e s s e e

Hashem Joyner, ‘01-02-03 Reuben Justice, ’69-72

nk

n Hansford Johnson

James Isabell, ’72-73 Rod Issac, ‘07-08

nj Kerry Jackson, ’91-92 Jimmy Jackson, ’47-50 Joe Jackson, ’46-48 J. W. Jackson, ’34-35 Patrick Jackson, ‘07 Robert Jackson, ’46 Terry Jackson, ‘04 Todd Jackson, ’34-36 Todd Jackson, ’86-87 DeAndre James,’96 Greg James, ’89-91 Melvin James, ’87-89 Jamie Jamison, ’66-69 Jesse Jamison, ’25-26 Trevor Jenkins, ‘05-06-07-08 William Jenkins, ’71-74 Doris Jernigan, ’54 Loval Jobe, ’76 Chris Johnson, ‘99-03 Dwight Johnson, ’84, ’86 Edward Johnson, ’42 Gerald Johnson, ’50-51 Hansford Johnson, ‘98-01 Jason Johnson, ‘00-01 Josh Johnson, ’80-81 P. J. Johnson, ’93 Ron Johnson, ’67-70 Terrell Johnson, ’94-95 Thomas Johnson, ‘01-04 Vince Johnson, ’85-86 Virgie Johnson, ’25 Wade Johnson, ’87-90 Jarvis Jolly, ’94-96 Marshan Jolly, ’81-83 Dominic Jones, ‘02-03 Glen Jones, ‘99-00 Joe Jones, ’46 Joe Jones, ’66-67 Mike Jones, ’65-67 Mitchell Jones, ’51-53 Reggie Jones, ‘01-02 Tavares Jones, ‘04-05-06-07 Mike Jordan, ’90-93

Tim Kalthoff, ’67-68 Konrad Kaul, ’95-97-98 Chris Keen, ’74-77 Jeremy Kellem, ‘07-08 Brian Kelly, ‘00-03 Byron Kelly, ’71, ’74 Mike Kelly, ’88-90 Shawn Kelley, ’94-96 Mario Kelso, ‘98-99 Kelton, ’46 Jerry Kemp, ’53-56 Louis Kemp, ‘00-02 Bill Kennedy, ’87-90 Jim Kennedy, ’49-50 Monte Kennedy, ’49-50 Emmett Kennon, ’37 David Kercell, ’82-85 Bob Kerr, ‘62 Charles Kerr, ’30-32 Robert Kerr, ’28-30 Brian Kidd, ’94-97 Caneil Kimpson,’92-93 Andy King, ’66-67 Desmond King, ’93 Eldred King, ‘08 Julian King, ’59 Matt King, ‘06-07-08 Ralph King, ‘05 Terrence King, ‘99-00 Richard Kinley, ’87-90 Glen Kinnard, ’42, ’46 Jerry Kirby, ’68-71 Brian Knight, ’76-79 Tillman Knox, ’46 Leigh Kolka, ’73-75 Rhett Kopp, ’95-96 Jason Krupinski, ‘04

nl Mike Lafleur, ’93-94 Albert Lane, ’80, ’82-83 Jim Lane, ’42, ’46-47 Bobby Langford, ’64-67

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All-Time Lettermen Tom Lambert, ’53 Wes Langford, ’96 Herman Lassiter, ’42 Tommy Latimer, ’72-73 Jamari Lattimore, ‘08 Clarence Law, ’59-60 Robert Lawhorn, ’46-47 Danny Lawrence, ’91-93 Tom Lawson, ’46-48 Larry Leahon, ’61-62 Jeff Lee,’92-94 Ralph Lee, ’89 ReShard Lee, ‘01-02 Luke Leitz, ’75-78 Tony Leonard, ’88 Onesimus Leslie, ’91-92 LaShawn Lester, ‘98 Jamal Lewis, ‘07-08 David Lill, ‘98 Brock Lillis, ‘99-00 Jim Lincoln, ’51-53 Linnville, ’46 Joe Lisle, ’87-89 David Little, ’81-82 Jeff Littlejohn, ‘02-05 Bobby Locke, ’55-56 Chip Lockhart, ’94 Jerry Lockhart, ’80-83 Jim Loftin, ’50-51 Donte Lofton, ’82-85 Glendon London, ‘46 Frank Long, ’73-76 Jacob Longoria, ‘07-08 Gorby Loreus, ‘08 Darrell Love, ’96-97-98 Joe Love, ’49 Charles Lowe, ’57-59 Matt Lowe, ’95-97-98 Brady Luckett, ’57-59 Sean Luckett, ’91-94 Robert Lumpkin, ’38 George Lunn, ’51 Brandon Lynch, ‘00-03 Nicky Lynch, ’58-60 George Lyon, ’71-74 Brigham Lyons,’92-95 Charlie Lyons, ’49-51 Tony Lyons, ’90

nm

n Jeff Littlejohn

John Madrick, ‘01-02 John Major, ’67 Tracy Majors, ’88-91 Bob Malia, ’86-87 Elmer Malone, ’26-30 Clark Maples, ’63-64 Bill Marbet, ‘68-71 Clint Marks, ‘03-04-05-06 Ron Marshall, ’76-77 Darrell Martin, ’83-84 David Martin, ’55 Dick Martin, ’85-86 Hillary Martin, ’42, ’46-47 Ricky Martin, ’87-90 Ron Martin, ’64-65

Ronnie Martin, ’71 Will Martin, ‘02-03 Derek Mason, ‘06-07 C. Massengale, ’84-86 Andy Massey, ’93-95 John Massey, ’55 Ralph Massey, ’54-57 Mike Matheny, ’65-67 James Mathews, ’65-68 Larry Mathews, ’64-67 Mick Mathis, ’83-84, ’86 Gil Matias, ‘99-00 Kenny Mattison, ’89-91 Chris Matusek, ‘98-01 Tony Matusek, ’61-62 Gary Maxwell, ’73 Gentry Mayo, ’51 Frankie Mays, ’77 Steve McAdoo, ’89-92 Nick McAfee, ‘02-05 Eric McBroom, ’92, ’94 Jimmy McCamey, ’87-90 D. McCamish, ’64-65 James McCarroll, ’56-59 James McClellan, ’77-78 Joe McClendon, ‘00-01 Bobby McClintock, ’40-41 Chris McClover, ‘08 Thomas McCollum, ‘98 Chuck McConville, ’84 Anthony McCord, ’93-96 John McCord, ’46 G. E. McCormack, ’55-56 Bob McCown, ’51 Chris McCoy, ‘06-07-08 James McCoy, ’47-50 William McCrory, ’36-40 Gary McCroskey, ’77-78 H. McCullough, ’49-50 Marty McCullough, ’51-53 Mick McCullough, ’80-81 Kenny McDaniel, ’83-85 Andrew McDonald, ‘97-98 Billy McDonald, ’39-41 Sancho McDonald, ‘08 Lebrian McGill, ’94-97 Clofton McGehee, ’34-36 H. McHorney, ’71-72 G. McIntire, ’40-41, ’46 Everett McIntire, ’35-37 James McKenzie, ’91-93 Mark McKinnon, ’80-83 Byron McLeod, ‘08 Brandon McLeroy, ‘08 Typail McMullen, ’96 Glen McMurray, ’86 Jeremy McMurry, ’95-96 DeMarco McNair, ‘04-06-07 Howard McPeak, ’46-47 Doyle Meacham, ’37 Jim Merryman, ’79-82 Johnny Miles, ’49-50 Kenneth Miles, ’25 Brad Miller, ’48-49 Charlie Miller, ’36-38 Ed Miller, ’69-72

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All-Time Lettermen Eran Miller, ’96-97-98 Larry Miller, ’76, ’78-80 Randall Miller, ’71-72 Ray Miller, ‘00 Brown Mims, ’35-36 Dennis Mimms, ’91-94 Barry Minatra, ’75-78 Bill Ming, ’76-79 Anthony Mitchell, ’93 Pat Mitchell, ’46-47 Ricky Mitchell, ’87-90 Dennis Mix, ’79-82 Joey Montalbano, ‘00-03 Robert Montgomery, ’73 Roo’velt Montgomery, ’91 Jack Moore, ’49 Jay Moore, ’93-96 Judd Moore, ‘97-98 Johnny Moore, ’57-59 Mike Moore, ’74-77 Tim Moore, ’76 W. Moore, ’29-30, ’32-33 Bob Moorhead, ’84-85 Joe Moos, ‘00-01 Joe Morgan, ’50 Mike Morgan, ’94-96 Blake Morris, ‘01 Teddy Morris, ’62-65 Mark Morrison, ’83-86 Pat Morrison, ’65-67 Sean Mosley, ‘04-05-06 Jimmy Moss, ’71-72 Demetric Mostiller, ’93-96 Robert Mullins, ’85-86 Mike Mulvihill, ’70 C’man Murdock, ’69-72 Bubber Murphy, ’35-37 Rick Murphy, ’85 Stan Murphy, ’75-76 Woody Murphy, ’93-94 Bo Murray, ’49-50 Joel Musgrave, ’67 Darren Mustin, ‘04 Bart Myers, ’88-91

nn Jim Nabors, ’59-61 Sherman Neal, ‘08 Jim Neeley, ’54 Terrell Nesmith, ’96-97 Larry Nelson, ’48 Steve Nesbitt, ’68-69 William Nesbitt, ’42, ’46-48 Kendall Newson, ‘98-01 Sam Nichols, ’41 Damon Nickson, ‘04-05-06-07 Mike Nihill, ’88-91 Brandon Nix, ‘04-05-06-07 George Noe, ’57-60 Kenny Nolan, ’71-72 Jimmie Norton, ’34 Matt Norwood, ‘97-98 Mike Nourse, ’86-87 Danny Nowell, ’68

no Ray Oldham, ’69-72 Tommy Opincar, ‘97 Bob Orsillo, ’72-74 Bobby Osteen, ’51-54 Herman Osteen, ’26 Richard Osteen, ’28-32 William Overby, ’33-34 Ralph Overton, ’66-68 Hoyte Owen, ’33-34 Adrian Owens, ’90-93 Antoine Owens, ‘04 Herbert Owenby, ’64-67

np Ray Palhegyi, ’84-85 Alvin Palmer, ’74-77 Jamison Palmer, ‘99, ‘01 Smartt Paris, ’30-33 Brandon Parker, ‘01-02-03 Joe Parker, ’65-67 Shelby Parker, ’95 Joe Parks, ’25 Jonathan Parks, ‘03, ‘05-06 Reggie Parks, ’94-95 Vince Parks, ’88-92 Luke Paschall, ‘04-05-06 Kevin Pascoe, ‘99-02 Lee Pate, ’34 Andy Patterson, ’88-91 Greg Patterson, ’94 Harold Patterson, ’68-70 Herbert Patterson, ’68-71 Homer Patton, ’77-78 Tommy Patton, ’53 Elbert Patty, ’38-40 Keith Pauldo, ‘97-00 Bobby Payne, ‘03-05 Nick Payne, ‘99-01 Jerry Pearson, ’59-61 Jimbo Pearson, ‘60-61, ‘63-64 Tony Pearson, ’87 Wade Peery, ’83-86 Joe Pelt, ’71-73 Emmanuel Perez, ‘07-08 Brandon Perry, ‘05, ‘08

n Ray Oldham

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Jeremy Perry, ‘07 Garth Petrilli, ’91-94 David Petty, ’62-64 Martez Phelps, ‘97-00 Lance Phillips, ‘00-01 Witcher Phillips, ’41-42 Larry Pickett, ’83-86 Ron Pierce, ’62 Eddie Pigue, ’60-62 Delvin Pikes, ‘98-00 C. Pinkleton, ’49-50, ’55 Homer Pittard, ’34-35 Jack Pittman, ’85-88 Mike Pittman, ’84-87 Aaron Pitts, ‘02-03 Bucky Pitts, ’57-59 Don Plonk, ’54-56 Roy Polite, ‘04-05-06-07 Greg Pollard, ’89-90 Jackie Pope, ’62 Kenneth Pope, ’93 Charlie Porter, ’80-81 Nate Porter, ’70-73 Kelly Potter, ’81-84 Michael Prather, ’92 Keathley Presgrove, ’25 Jonathan Presley, ‘05-06 Willis Presley, ’38-40 David Price, ‘06-07 Ben Pridemore, ’55-56 Reggie Primas, ‘99-00 Alan Prince, ’42, ’46-48 Tony Prince, ’89 Jonathan Proby, ‘99-02 J. B. Proctor, ’49 Jeremy Pruitt, ’93-94 James Pryor, ’73-74 Nat Puckett, ’36-37 Ray Purvis, ’56-59 Larry Puryear, ’58-60 Steve Puryear, ’81-82 DeJuan Pye, ’90

nq Jonathan Quinn, ’95-97

nr Jimmy Rader, ’69-70 Robert Rader, ’80-83 Justin Rainey, ‘03, ‘05-06 J. R. Ralston, ’25-26 W. T. Ralston, ’25-26 William Randolph, ’62-65 Muhammad Rashada, ‘00-03 Garnett Rather, ’51-53 Keon Raymond, ‘04-05 Robert Rawdings, ’38 Sam Rawls, ’42 Howard Ray, ’51 Keegan Ray, ’96-99 H. Reasonover, ’41-42 Jamie Redmond, ’89-92 Doyle Reece, ’51 Van Reed, ’51-53, ’56

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n Elbert Patty

William Reed, ’46-47 Dale Reese, ’70 Clay Rein, ’95-96 Bob Reynolds, ’30-32 Francis Reynolds, ’53-55 Charles Rice, ’60-62 Kevin Rich, ‘97 John Richards, ’73 Kevin Richer, ‘98-99 Robbie Ridings, ’79-82 Larry Ridley, ’96 Clyde Riggs, ’25 Matt Riley, ’84-85 Ted Riley, ‘07-08 Kyle Ringley, ‘04-05 Lester Rizor, ’54-56 Jay Roberson, ’91 Robbie Roberts, 93-95 Bill Robertson, ’63-66 Jimmy Roberto, ’81-82 Bradley Robinson, ‘04-05-06-07 Brown Robinson, ’37-39 Cam Robinson, ‘06, ‘08 Gerald Robinson, ’79-82 Kelvin Robinson, ’87-90 Michael Robinson, ’74-77 Mike Robinson, ’74-77 Dean Rodenbeck, ’70-73 Billy Rogers, ’53-55 Robbie Rogers, ’75-78 Fred Rohrdanz, ’72-74 Buck Rolman, ’53-56 Oscar Rose, ’27-28 Kenneth Ross, ’59-61 Robert Roth, ’30-32 Manson Rowan, ’55 Don Rucker, ’54-55 Charles Rudder, ’39 Maxie Runion, ’49-51 Ken Rushlow, ‘68 Garland Russell, ’49 Willis Rust, ’29 Mac Rutherford, ’37-39

ns J.K. Sabb, ‘05-06 Eugene Sadler, ’53-54

Mark Sadler, ’94-95 Cleannord Saintil, ‘04-05 Anderson Sanders, ’78 Jimmy Sanders, ’76-77 Robert Sanders, ’46 Gary Sands, ’33-34 Brown Sanford, ’79-81 Sulecio Sanford, ‘97-98 Christopher Sapp, ‘03, ‘05-06 Charles Sarver, ’33-35 J. O. Sarver, ’37-39 Robert Sarvis, ’38-40 Jim Saunders, ’49 Randy Saunders, ’76-78 Larry Sawyer, ’70-71 Sean Saylor, ‘99-00-01 Devarick Scandrett, ‘02-05 Arthur Scates, ’40 Steve Scates, ’74-75 John Schneider, ’75 Bob Schomberg, ’67 Andy Scott, ’92 Jeff Scott, ’80 Tanaka Scott, ‘00-01 Bob Searcy, ’49-51 Robert Seay, ’35-37 Garrett Self, ’84-87 P. Sensabaugh,’92-93 Bill Settle, ’60-63 Talmadge Sharber, ’46 Brownlow Sharpe, ’30-33 George Sharpe, ’33-34 Eugene Shaw, ‘97 Jonathan Shaw, ‘01 Mike Shawen, ’71-74 Rodney Shelton, ’93-94 Brent Shepard, ’86-88 Kenneth Shipp, ’48-49 Jeff Shockley, ’75-76 Raymone Shockley, ’92 Calvin Short, ’61-63 Derek Shropshire, ‘06-07 Pat Siegfried, ’76-78 Kabote Sikyala, ‘02 Evans Simmons, ’33-34 Polenski Simms, ‘97 Cory Simpson, ’92-94 Clay Sistrunk, ’80 Ed Skinner, ’73-74 Dennis Smart, ’86 Doris Smartt, ’41 Maury Smartt, ’42 David Smiley, ’64 Antonio Smith, ’95 Bobby Ray Smith, ’53-54 Brian Smith, ‘04-05 Carter Smith, ’35-37 Charles Smith, ’53-56 Chris Smith, ’88-91 Colby Smith, ‘03-04-05-06 Demetrius Smith, ’91 Doyle Smith, ’37-39 Dwight Smith, ‘07-08 Floyd Smith, ’28 Henry Smith, ’77 Herman Smith, ’30-32


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Alex Suber, ‘05-06-07-08 Tom Suddarth, ’41-42 Darius Sullivan, ’90 Edward Sullivan, ’49 Jimmy Sullivan, ’55 Tony Sutton, ‘02-03 Chuck Swafford, ’86-89 John Swafford, ’48-50 Hubert Swan, ’26-28 Terry Sweeney, ’55-56

nt n Cleannord Saintil

Howard Smith, ’61-63 Jerry Smith, ’62-65 John R. Smith, ’49-51 Luther Smith, ’29-32 O.J. Smith, ’91 Otis Smith, ’47-48 Reese Smith, ’42 Roger Smith, ’39-41 Ryan Smith, ‘99 Sam Smith, ’37-39 Samuel Smith, ‘01-02 Urban Smith, ’26 Van Smith, ’81 Vincent Smith, ‘98 Walter Smith, ’82 W’dy Smitherman, ’35-37 Tom Smogorzewski, ’77 E. H. Smotherman, ’46 Scott Smykal, ’85 Jerome Snead, ’25 Christopher Snorton, ’94 Kendall Solomon, ‘97-98 Jacob Sorrells, ‘97 Sparkman, ’49 Jeff Spencer, ’80-83 Spook Spickard, ’75 Jason Spray, ‘99-01 Steve Spurling, ’84-87 Bill Spurlock, ’79-80 Dino Stafford, ’89, ‘91 Leonard Staggs, ’46-47 Jerry Stapleton, ’58-60 Quinton Staton, ‘04-05 Rick Steadman, ’72-75 Ronald Steed, ‘04-05 Cedric Stegall, ’95, 97-98 John Marc Stephens, ‘05, ‘08 Wes Stephens, ‘98-01 John Stevens, ’80 LoHarrell Stevenson, ’69 Melvin Stevenson, ’91 Dana Stewart, ‘04-05-06-07 David Stewart, ’69-72 Harold Stewart, ’35 Steve Stewman, ’70 Connie Stone, ‘84 Dwight Stone, ’85-86 Don Stotser, ’50-52 Alex Stuart, ‘08

Burt Talley, ’92-95 Phillip Tanner, ‘06-07-08 Jim Tate, ’94 John Tate, ’87-89 Markee Tate, ’92-94 Charles Taylor, ’40 Jeff Taylor, ’90 Rod Taylor, ‘06 Ron Taylor, ’68-70 Corey Teague, ’91-94 Ronald Teague, ’79 Ervin Templeton, ’29 Brandon Thomas, ’94-97 Claude Thomas, ’51 Darrien Thomas, ’86-87 Dickie Thomas, ’66-68 Don Thomas, ’85-88 Hamp Thomas, ’34-35 Jeff Thomas, ’96-99 Mike Thomas, ’94 William Thomas, ’79-80, ’81-82 Frank Thomason, ’56-59 Joe Thompkins, ’46 Andy Thompson, ’66-69 B. H. Thompson, ’25-27 Craig Thompson, ’84 J. B. Thompson, ’36-38 Jerry Thompson, ’76-79 Jim Thompson, ’68-69 Mark Thompson, ‘06-07-08 Mitch Thompson, ’53-54 Sam Thompson, ’29-30 William Threlkeld, ’37-38 Wm. Throneberry, ’25 Don Thweatt, ’53 Frank Tice, ’47-50

n Brandon Westbrook

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Diko Tinch, ‘99-00 Kenny Tippins, ’85-88 Danny Tolbert, ‘03-04 Emanuel Toles, ’79-82 Montrell Toney, ’91-92 Alton Treadway, ’51-52 Joe Troop, ’35-37 Brett Trott, ‘02-03 Jabbar Troutman, ’91-92 Bernie Tucker, Jr., ’40-41 David Tucker, ’76-79 Gary Tucker, ‘07-08 Kevin Tucker, ’68 Tommy Tucker, ’41 Matt Tulloss,’92 Kyle Turnbow, ‘05 Paul Turner, ’28

nu Marcus Udell, ‘08 Dutch Uhlian, ’27-28 Mike Underwood,’92 Reggie Upshaw, ’95-96 David Upton, ’84

nv Nat Vance, ’46 Jerry Vanderpool, ‘01-04 Larry Vantrease, ’72 Vic Varallo, ’46-48 Frank Victory, ’64-67 Jim Violette, ’64-65 Brian Volley, ‘97-98

nw Adam Wade, ’07-08 Dwight Wade, ‘86 David Waggoner, ’83-84 G’ville Waggoner, ’34-36 Erik Walden, ‘04-05-06-07 Mal Waldrep, ‘97 Billy Walker, ’64-67 Brent Walker, ‘99-00 Charlie Walker, ‘97-99 Demetrios Walker, ‘01-03 Floyd Walker, ’86-87 Toby Walker, ’94, ’96 Joe Wallace, ’33 Doug Waller, ‘02 Waller, ’26 James Walls, ’46 Jeff Walsh, ’72 Don Ward, ’67-68 Robert Warden, ’38 Billy Warren, ’63-66 Derrick Warren, ’85 Vernon Warren, ’83-84 Tom Wascura, ’69 Art. Washington, ’81-82 Norman Washington, ‘08 H. L. Wasson, ’36-38 Curt Watkins, ’90-93 David Watson, ’91-94

n David Youell

Doug Watson, ’47-50 F. Watson, ’39-40, ’46 Gene Watson, ’60 Hulon Watson, ’57 Whit Watson, ’57-59 Phil Watts, ’65-66 Alex Weaver, ‘02-03 Jeremiah Weaver, ‘04-05 Lamumba Weems, ’93 Shingo Weems, ’92 Tom Weingartner, ’72-75 Tony Wesley, ‘98 Claude West, ’27 Duane West, ’78 George West, ’53-54 Brandon Westbrook, ‘00-03 Gary Whaley, ’60-63 Larry Whaley, ’60-63 Lamar Whatley, ’81 Paul Wheeler, ‘02-05 Andy Whitaker, ’89 Bill White, ’60 Kris White, ’94 Yearwood White, ’46 Kenrick Whitehead, ‘97-98 Delmas Whitten, ’51-53 Richard Widener, ’95 Joe Wiggins, ’59 Jim Wilhite, ’64-67 Greg Wilkins, ’79-80 Mark Willess, ’87 Anthony Williams Bobby Williams, ‘05-06-07 Buck Williams, ’95-96 Camp’ll Williams, ’46-48 Darrell Williams, ’77 Don Williams, ’53 Jimmy Williams, ’69-70 Lambert Williams, ’27 Mike Williams, ‘08 Ralph Williams, ’58-61 Ed Willis, ’71-72 Josh Willoughby, ‘01-03 Elmo Wilson, ’75 Jermaine Wilson, ’93, ’95-97 Jimmy Wilson, ’55 Jordan Wilson, ‘05 Mark Wilson

Tommy Wilson, ’54 Gene Windham, ’57-59 Joe Windham, ’57-60 Tommy Winfree, ’71-72 Wayne Winters, ’60-62 Ed Witherspoon, ’72 Arsey Womack, ’46 Gary Womack, ’82-84 Mike Womack, ’67-68 Toby Wood, ’65-66 Jeff Woodard, ’77 James Woodfin, ’30 John Woodfin, ’26-27 Michael Woods, ‘00-03 Bob Woody, ’30 David Woolridge, ’84 Mark Worrell, ‘97 Worsham, ’29 Eddie Wright, ’73-76 Gary Wright, ’67-70 Kerry Wright, ‘01-04 Knox Wright, ’54 Stan Wright, ’76-79 Tom Wright, ’73-76

ny Linnie Yarbrough, ‘04-05 Carl Yates, ’37-39 Scotty Yeaman, ’62-63 Wheeler Yeargin, ’27 Jack Yearwood, ’42, ’46-48 Brian Yorston, ’92-94 David Youell, ‘99-02 Bobby Young, ’51-53 Hubert Young, ’32 Rodney Young, ’87 Shawn Young, ‘97 Trent Young, ’92-95 Tom Youree, ’53-54

nz Ed Zaunbrecher, ’69-72 Kai Zeigler, ‘01-02 Brad Zeitner, ’82-83

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All-Time Head Coaches n all-time win list Name Charles Murphy Boots Donnelly Alfred Miles Andy McCollum Frank Faulkinberry Johnny “Red” Floyd Bill Peck Rick Stockstill E.W. Midgett Ben Hurt Guy Stephenson E.M. Waller Herc Alley Don Fuoss L.T. Mutt Weber Year 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957

Years 1947-68 1979-98 1913-16, 1919-23 1999-2005 1926-32 1917, 1935-38 1970-74 2006-Present 1940-42, 1946 1975-78 1924-25 1933-34 1939 1969 1911-12

Coach W-L-T L.T. Mutt Weber 0-1-0 L.T. Mutt Weber 1-0-0 Alfred B. Miles 5-1-1 Alfred B. Miles 5-0-1 Alfred B. Miles 2-3-1 Alfred B. Miles 5-2-0 Johnny (Red) Floyd 7-0-0 No Football - World War I Alfred B. Miles 6-0-0 Alfred B. Miles 4-1-0 Alfred B. Miles 3-2-1 Alfred B. Miles 2-6-0 Alfred B. Miles 3-1-0 Guy Stephenson 1-5-0 Guy Stephenson 3-4-2 Frank A. Faulkinberry 4-2-1 Frank A. Faulkinberry 6-2-0 Frank A. Faulkinberry 2-4-1 Frank A. Faulkinberry 6-3-1 Frank A. Faulkinberry 5-5-1 Frank A. Faulkinberry 6-4-0 Frank A. Faulkinberry 4-6-0 E. M. Waller 1-7-1 E. M. Waller 2-7-0 Johnny (Red) Floyd 8-0-0 Johnny (Red) Floyd 7-1-0 Johnny (Red) Floyd 6-1-1 Johnny (Red) Floyd 2-6-0 Herc Alley 1-6-1 E. W. Midgett 4-4-0 E. W. Midgett 4-3-1 E. W. Midgett 4-2-1 No Football - World War II No Football - World War II No Football - World War II E. W. Midgett 5-3-1 Charles M. Murphy 9-1-0 Charles M. Murphy 5-5-0 Charles M. Murphy 8-0-1 Charles M. Murphy 9-2-0 Charles M. Murphy 7-2-2 Charles M. Murphy 6-5-0 Charles M. Murphy 7-4-0 Charles M. Murphy 4-4-2 Charles M. Murphy 7-2-1 Charles M. Murphy 7-3-0 Charles M. Murphy *10-0-0

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n coach of the year honors Record 155-63-8 140-87-1 35-16-4 34-45-0 33-26-4 30-8-1 27-25-2 17-20-0 17-12-3 12-31-1 4-9-2 3-14-1 1-6-1 1-9-0 1-1-0

Captains No Record No Record W. B. McKnight W. E. Ragland No Record Cass Miles P. V. Overall

Name Charles Murphy Bill Peck Boots Donnelly Boots Donnelly Boots Donnelly Boots Donnelly Boots Donnelly Boots Donnelly Andy McCollum Andy McCollum Rick Stockstill Rick Stockstill Rick Stockstill

Year 1965 1970 1983 1984 1985 1988 1989 1994 2000 2001 2006 2006 2006

Honor Ohio Valley Conference Ohio Valley Conference Co-Ohio Valley Conference NCAA Region 3 Ohio Valley, NCAA Region 3 Tennessee Sports Writers Ohio Valley Conference Tennessee Sports Writers Tennessee Sports Writers Tennessee Sports Writers Sun Belt Conference Tennessee Sports Writers ESPN.com

n Rick Stockstill

1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 Rupert Smith 1967 No Record 1968 Boots Ridley 1969 Dewey Hunter 1970 Bob King 1971 Kenneth Miles 1972 Keathly Presgrove 1973 J. R. Ralston 1974 Henry Hackman 1975 Hubert Swann 1976 John Dixon 1977 Julian Crocker 1978 Emerson Hendrix 1979 Luther Smith 1980 Brownlow Sharpe 1981 Buck Edwards 1982 Homer Pittard 1983 Miles Baskins 1984 Joe Troop/J. Hambrick 1985 J. Thompson/W.Hoffman 1986 Sam Smith 1987 E. Patty/T. Hudson 1988 D. Adamson/B. McDonald 1989 Davenport/Smith/ Burkett 1990 1991 1992 1993 G. McIntyre/B. Burkett 1994 H. Brandon/L. Staggs 1995 A. Varallo/B. Nesbitt 1996 J. Adams/Fred Grider 1997 J. McCoy/F. Atchley 1998 C. Lyons/M. Runion 1999 J. Lofton/John R. Smith 2000 H. Alsup/G. Rather 2001 Joe Collier/Garner Ezell 2002 G. Haley/S. Corban 2003 T. Sweeney/Ben Hurt 2004 B. Rolman/R. Massey 2005

Charles M. Murphy Charles M. Murphy Charles M. Murphy Charles M. Murphy Charles M. Murphy Charles M. Murphy Charles M. Murphy Charles M. Murphy Charles M. Murphy Charles M. Murphy Charles M. Murphy Donald E. Fuoss Bill Peck Bill Peck Bill Peck Bill Peck Bill Peck Ben Hurt Ben Hurt Ben Hurt Ben Hurt Boots Donnelly Boots Donnelly Boots Donnelly Boots Donnelly Boots Donnelly Boots Donnelly Boots Donnelly Boots Donnelly Boots Donnelly Boots Donnelly Boots Donnelly Boots Donnelly Boots Donnelly Boots Donnelly Boots Donnelly Boots Donnelly Boots Donnelly Boots Donnelly Boots Donnelly Boots Donnelly Andy McCollum Andy McCollum Andy McCollum Andy McCollum Andy McCollum Andy McCollum Andy McCollum

*8-2-0 *10-0-1 5-5-0 7-4-0 *6-4-0 8-2-0 *8-2-1 *10-0-0 7-3-0 5-5-0 2-8-0 1-9-0 6-3-1 7-4-0 7-3-1 4-7-0 3-8-0 4-7-0 4-7-0 3-8-0 1-9-1 1-9-0 2-8-0 6-5-0 8-3-0 8-2-0 11-3-0 *11-1-0 6-5-0 6-5-0 7-4-0 *9-4-0 *11-2-0 9-4-0 *10-3-0 5-6-0 8-3-1 7-4-0 6-5-0 4-6-0 5-5-0 3-8-0 6-5-0 *8-3-0 4-8-0 4-8-0 5-6-0 4-7-0

Harold Greer/Roy Hall Bucky Pitts/Brady Luckett J. Windham/Nicky Lynch Don Faulk/Jerry Pearson Evans/Winters/Drennon Jackie Pope/Calvin Short J. Armstrong/H. Petty K. AtchleyW. Randolph Larry Dotson/Jerry Smith M. Matheny/B. Robertson Daniel/Mathews/Claxton Game Captains D. Duvall/T. Edwards Jim Inglis/Danny Buck C. Holt/Greg Gregory Joe Pelt /Ed Witherspoon Orsillo/Flippin/Rohrdanz Boyd/Emert/Woodfork Dunster/ Wright/Wright Moore/Buck/Murphy R. Rogers/S. Wright Game Captains Bryant/Dickerson/Ridings S. Bryant/G. Wilkins Ridings/Mix/Dickerson Roger Carroll/Allen Ball Greg Casteel/Randy Car Mike Clark/Don Griffin C. Andrews/R. Colvard. G. Anderson, D. Thomas M. Collier/D. Thomas Van Dingler/M. James P. Ironside/Marty Carter J. Campbell/S. Boykin S. McAdoo/M. Caldwell M. Jordan/Curt Watkins K. Holcomb/M. Tate B. Lyons/N. Claybrooks A. Hicks/A. McCord L. McGill/Jonathan Quinn M. Lowe, M. Norwood Game Captains Game Captains Game Captains Game Captains Game Captains Game Captains Game Captains

2006 Rick Stockstill *7-6-0 2007 Rick Stockstill 5-7-0 2008 Rick Stockstill 5-7-0 *Conference Champions

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Akin, Travis - Asst., 1957 Aldridge, Miles - Asst., 1999-2000 Anderson, Blake - Asst., 2002 -2004 Armstrong, Jack - GA, 1965 Askern, Brice - Asst., 1982-83 Bailey, Carey - Asst., 2003 Bailey, Ron - GA, 1970 Bailey, Terry - GA, 1962 Baldwin, Bobby - Asst., 1975-76 Barnes, Ray - Asst., 1991-96 Bibee, David - Asst., 1980, 2008Bird, Steve - Asst., 1999-2000 Bobo, John - Asst., 1997-98 Boyd, Shap - GA, 1985 Bradford, Todd - Asst., 2002 Bradley, J. - GA, 1984 Brock, Brent - Asst., 2006Brown, Earl - 1984-85 Buckner, Don - GA, 1970 Bunio, Ed - Asst., 1979-94 Burnoski, Richard - GA, DFP 2004-2005 Butler, Charles - GA, 1966-67; Asst., 1968-71; 1987-93 Camp, Gary - GA, 2000-01 Campbell, Steve - Asst., 2002 Carter, Wilson - GA, 1973 Catavolos, George - Asst., 1969 Chizik, Gene - Asst., 1990-91 Clayborne, L. E. - GA, 1964-65 Collins, Mike - Asst., 2004 (never made start of season) Corbett, Sean - GA, 1996; Asst., 1997-98 Cox, Jake - GA, 2003 Crenic, Danny - Asst., 1979 Criner, Mark - Asst., 2004-2005 Crook, Monte - Asst., 1974-76 Csir, John - GA, 1977 Culley, David - Asst., 1982 Davis, Heath - GA/TE, 2002-2003 Davis, Steve - Asst., 2001-2003 Deere, Jack - Asst., 1958-62 Diaz, Manny - Asst., 2006Dotson, Larry - GA, 1967 D’Ottavio, Billy - Asst., 1995-96 Drivas, Harry - GA, 1968 Dyer, Hal - Asst., 1970-71 Elarbee, Glen - GA, 2003-2004 Ellis, Steve - Asst., 2009Farrell, Brendan - GA, 2005 Fedora, Larry - Asst., 1999-2001 Ferguson, Lebron - GA, 1992 Finley, Jim - Asst., 1969-72 Fisher, Dean - Asst., 1971-73 Fisher, Frank - GA, 1985 Fiveash, Tom - Asst., 1979-80, 1983-90; 1994-98 Flippin, Harry - GA, 1975 Fouquier, Kevin - Asst., 2001-2005 Fountain, Scott - Asst., 2004-2005 Freeman, Nooby - Asst., 1935-43 Fullam, Steve - GA, 1990 George, Mickey - GA, 1964 Gooden, Chad - GA, 1993 Goss, Antonio - Asst., 2006-2008 Green, Dom - GA, 1994-95; Asst., 1997-98 Greer, Charlie - Asst., 1950-51; 1956-57;1962 Gregory, Greg - GA, 1973 Hall, Dan - GA, 1994-95 Hall, Roy - GA, 1964 Hargis, Mike - GA, 1975 Harris, Bobby Ray - GA, 1994 Harvey, Jim - GA, 1965; 1968

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Hasty, Gerald - Asst., 1974 Hayes, Joe Black - Asst., 1950-68 Hayes, John T. - Asst., 1955 Helton, L. T. - Asst., 1980-84 Henderson, Curtis - GA, 2001 Herrin, Les - Asst., 2006Herzog, Ricky - Asst., 1997-98 Hinshaw, Darin - Asst., 2001-05 Hooker, Bubba - Asst., 1979-80 Hughes, Ray - Asst., 1974-78 Ironside, Phil - GA, 1992 Jackson - Asst., 1938 Jamison, Jamie - GA, 1970-71 Jennings, John - Asst., 1979 Johnson, James - Asst., 1999 Jones, Billy Mack - Asst., 1954-57 Jones, Derek - Asst., 2005 Jones, Tom - Asst., 1985-86 Jordan, Michael - GA, 1994 Jordan, Nance - Asst., 1942-43 Karl, Dan - Asst., 1999 (never made start of season) Kaufman, Art - Asst., 2005-07 Kerr, Bob - GA, 1963 Kirksey, Larry - Asst. 2006 Laster, Kent - Asst., 2004 Law, Clarence - GA, 1962 Lear, Don - Asst., 1961-68 Lewis, Cliff - Asst., 1997-98 Lisle, Joe - GA, 1992-93 Little, Joe - Asst., 1949-51 Lock, Bobby - Asst., 1958-59 Majors, Larry - GA, 1966 Mangus, G.A. - Asst., 2006-2008 Martin, Leo - Asst., 1978 Martin, Ron - Asst., 1970 Matthews, Tate - GA, 1996 McAdoo, Steve - GA, 1996; Asst., 1997-1998 McCarty, Tim - GA, 1988-89 McManus, Jason - GA, 2000-2002 McCollum, Andy - Asst., 1982-88; HC, 1999-2005 McMahan, Howard - Asst. 2000-01 McPhail, Thomas - GA, 1990 Meziere, Carl - GA, 1992 Middleton, Albert - asst., 1934-45 Miller, Ed - GA, 1973 Monroe, Benny - Asst., 1977-78 Morris, Teddy - Asst., 1970-73 Newsome, Randy - Asst., 1987 Oakes, Ed - Asst., 1983-84 O’Neal, Preston - Asst., 1986-93 Osteen, Dick - Asst., 1934 Parsons, Myers - Asst., 1975-77 Patty, E. K. - Asst., 1949-55 Peck, Bill - Asst., 1969; HC, 1970-74 Peveto, Bradley Dale - Asst., 2003-04 Phillips, Jim - GA, 1974 Pippin, Randy - Asst., 1988-89 Pittman, Jack - GA, 1992-93 Pollard, Roger - GA, 2008 Polly, Mike - GA, 2007Powell, Hagan - Asst., 1936 Purvis, Ray - Asst., 1960 Reynolds, Francis - Asst., 1961 Ridings, Rob - GA, 1984; Asst., 1984 Riel, Francis - Asst., 1950-51 Roark, Eric - Asst, 1990-96 Robins, Alex - Asst., 1983 -2005 Rodgers, Kacy - Asst., 1999-2001 Rolman, Buck - Asst., 1958-59

n Justin Watts

Romine, W. R. - Asst., 1941 Salyer, Wes - GA, 1996; Asst., 1997-98 Sanders, Joe - Asst., 1980-82 Scott, Andy - GA, 1995 Sells, Jack - Asst., 1987 Shackelford, Duke - Asst., 1979 Shelly, J.P. - GA, 2005-2007 Shipp, Ken - Asst., 1956 Short, Calvin - GA, 1966 Simmons, Willie - Asst., 2007Smitherman, Woody - Asst., 1939 Sorrell, Henry - Asst., 1972-73 Stephens, Jimmy Ray - Asst., 2006Stowe, Durwood - GA, 1949 Swanson, Mike - GA, 1977 Sweeney, Terry - Asst., 1963-67 Sypult, Jim - Asst., 1974-78 Tanney, Todd - Asst., 1994-96 Tate, Fred - Asst., 2002 Taylor, Marshall - Asst., 1977-78 Therrell, Dennis - Asst., 1985-86 Tomlinson, Alan - GA, 1990 Vinklarek, Ronnie - Asst., 2003 Wagner, Otis - Asst., 1972-74 Walker, Floyd - Asst., 1992-2005 Walls, Marcus - GA, 1999-2000 Watson, Jeff - GA, 1999-2000 Watts, Justin - Asst., 2006West, Lou - Asst., 1981-82 Whaley, Gary - Asst., 1964-73 Wickline, Joe - Asst., 1999-2001 Williams, Tyler - GA, 2005-06 Windham, Joe - GA, 1961 Wise, Bill - GA, 1969 Wood, Chuck - Asst., 1981 Wood, Toby - GA, 1967-68 Woodford, Mike - Asst., 1985; 1999-2000 Wright, Gary - GA, 1971

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nA Howard Alsup (2001) Max Arnold (1994) Greg Artis (2001) Ralph Askins (1984) Keith Atchley (1986)

Stephen B. Smith (2004) Woodrow Smitherman (1986) Cromer Smotherman (1990) Leonard Staggs (2002) John Stanford (1987) Larry Stewart (2007) Dwight Stone (1998) Dr. Hubert Swann (1988)

nb Elmer “Moody” Bain (1982) Miles “Moe” Baskin (1992) Mary Beasley (1984) Jerry Beck (2008) Buck Bouldin (2009) John Bragg (1993) Willie Brown (1979) Bill Burkett (1996)

n Buck Bouldin

n Shiek Faye

n Charles Harmening

nd Jack Deere (1985) John DoDoo (2008) James “Boots” Donnelly (1993) George Dykes (1987)

ne Jimmy Earle (1980) Dr. Kenneth Ezell (1981)

nf Frank Faulkinberry (1977) Sheik Faye (2009) Johnny “Red” Floyd (1979) George Frost (1996)

ng Ken Gerhart (2002) Larry Gilbert (1994) Paul Goebel (2008) Charlie Greer (1983) Don Griffin (1998)

nh Henry Hackman (1978) Monte Hale, Sr. (1981) Vince Hall (2006) James “Jaybird” Hamblen (1991) John Hambrick (1995) Charles Harmening (2009) Dean Hayes (1982) Joe Black Hayes (1997) Tommy Haynes (1988) Gary Head (1999) Vernon “Buck” Hindman (1980) Kelly Holcomb (2008) Charlie Holt, Sr. (1989) Jerry Hurst (1988)

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Chuck Taylor (1985) Claude “Sleepy” Taylor (2000) B.H. Thompson (1980) Ken Trickey (1991)

nv Vic Varallo (1983) Kenneth Victory (1990)

nc George Camp (2003) Joe Campbell (2008) George Claxton (1995) Julian Crocker (1991) Greg Cunnyngham (2007)

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n Steve McAdoo

n Danny Moore

nw Billy Walker (1998) Kim Webb (1997)

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Jimmy Jackson (1994) Joe B. Jackson (2004) Dr. O. Tom Johns (2002) Gerald “Mama” Johnson (1989) Horace Jones (1976)

Joe Nunley (1985)

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Jack Yearwood (2006) Bobby Young (1979)

nk Emmett Kennon (1997) Charlie Kerr (1981)

Brian Oldfield (2000) Ray Oldham (1983) John Richard “Dick” Osteen (1990) Herbert Owenby (2003)

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nm Elmer “Molly” Malone (1982) Clark Maples (2003) Bill Martin (2004) Steve McAdoo (2009) Barry McClure (1996) G.E. McCormack (1995) Jennifer McFall (1999) Roland McGhee (2005) Roxie McHenry (1999) Gene McIntire (1993) Charles W. Miller (1992) Dennis Mix (2005) Danny Moore (2009) Johnny Moore (2001) Mike Moore (2007) Teddy Morris (1976) Charles M. “Bubber” Murphy (1976)

Dr. E.K. Patty (1977) Homer Pittard (1985) John Price (1984) J.B. Procter (1992) Ray Purvis (1978)

nr Dionne Rose (2006) Maxie Runion (1977)

ns Charles Sarver (1987) Kola Sharpe (1978) Dale Short (2000) Tim Sisneros (2005) Gene Sloan (1989) Reese Smith (1986)

BLUE RAIDER HALL OF FAME FACTS Started: 1976 First Inductees: Charles M. “Bubber” Murphy, Teddy Morris, Horace Jones Purpose: To identify and honor in a permanent manner those individuals who have achieved excellence in athletics at Middle Tennessee and those others who have contributed to the advancement of athletics at the University by their support in time or resources or both. Eligibility: 1) Individuals who shall be designated as eligible for Hall of Fame honors shall be limited to those generally referred to as Alumni Varsity Club members or for others who may have earned at least one letter in organized athletic competition since the establishment of the institution, or those who 2) have achieved excellence in athletics at the University and who have been officially disassociated as a student for a period of at least ten (10) years; OR 3) have advanced and enhanced the concept of athletics at the University through their talents as coaches; OR 4) have contributed in a substantial and unusual way to the advancement of athletics at the University, or who may be classed as nonathletes or coaches, and who may or may not have matriculated at the University.


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n 1911-19

 In 1912, the Middle Tennessee Normal School strapped up and donned the pads for the first time as L. E. (Mutt) Weber, a student no less, coached the Normals or Pedagogues depending on who you ask. Although it is unlikely that this group of men actually played an organized game against another institution (since no records exist), the foundation for football had been laid at the Normal School in Murfreesboro.  By 1913, a buzz had been created by a group of young men forming a football team the previous year, which prompted the administration to appoint an official coach for the team. Alfred B. Miles, a biology and physiology professor, took the reins of the football team. In 1913, the Normal School played its first official game, a 47-0 win against MBA. Although it’s unknown what level of talent the team played against, they went on to a 5-1-1 record including a tie against Vanderbilt’s “B” squad.  The following season, the Normal School rolled to an undefeated season, winning five straight games after a tie against Cumberland in the opener.  In 1917, Miles left the school due to World War I. Although he returned in 1919, a young man by the name of Johnny “Red” Floyd took over for him that season. Interestingly enough, Floyd was a football player at Vanderbilt at the time. However, no football was played at Vanderbilt that year.  In his first season as a football coach, Floyd led the Normal school to an undefeated 7-0 season.  No football was played in 1918 due to the war, and Floyd returned to Vanderbilt the following season. Miles also returned in 1919 to coach the team once again and led the Normals to their second straight undefeated season and third in the program’s six years of play.

n 1920-29

 Miles continued to coach the team through the early part of the decade, but his final year came in 1923. Miles was credited with a 34-154 record as the Normal School’s first officially recognized coach.  Guy Stephenson coached the team in 1924 and 1925. Although Stephenson produced only a 4-9-2 record, he did give the school its first win over an opponent which we would refer to as Division I in today’s terms with a 57-7 win over Memphis State.  In the final game of the 1925 season, the Middle Tennessee Teachers College (as it was known from 1925 to 1942) took its longest road trip of the team’s existence. The Normals made their way to central Florida to take on Stetson. The Hatters won the game 10-0 in a

n Floyd Stadium/Horace Jones Field was constructed in 1933 and has been the home of Blue Raider football ever since.

contest played on a natural surface of sand.  In 1926, Frank Faulkinberry began his first season at the helm. Not only did Faulkinberry serve as football coach, he was also the school’s basketball and baseball coach as well as a professor. He produced an overall 32-24-4 record during his seven years as head coach.  In a game against North Alabama in 1927, 76 points were put up by MTSTC, which still stands as the most points scored in one game.  In 1929, the football team played its first ten-game schedule, going 6-3-1 on the season.

n 1930-39

 The 1930s brought definitive change within the football program. In 1933, the team had a new place to play their home games, Horace Jones Field. E.M. Waller coached the team for the next two years.  After witnessing a 70-7 loss to Murray State, Horace Jones - although he never played or coached football - helped initiate the recruiting of football players. His first recruit…Charles Murphy.  In 1934, the Daily News Journal held a contest to give the school’s athletic team’s a specific nickname. The Pedagogues, Normals, and Teachers had all been used. Charles Sarver, a member of the football team, won the $5 contest with the name Blue Raiders. Sarver had been a fan of the Colgate Red Raiders and substituted the school’s blue for Colgate’s red.  In 1935, the season saw the return of Johnny “Red” Floyd. As in his first stint in 1917, Floyd led the Blue Raiders to another undefeated season including revenge over Murray and a

win over Tennessee Tech for the first time in seven years.  Floyd’s first loss as a head coach did not come until the following year in the opener against Vanderbilt.  The 1937 season saw the Blue Raiders play a 13-13 tie against rival Tennessee Tech. At the end of the season, unsatisfied by the tie, the two teams decided to play a second game. The Blue Raiders won 29-0. Middle Tennessee also reached the 100-win plateau that season with a 19-0 victory over Austin Peay.  Floyd retired following his only losing season in 1938.

n 1940-49

 Horace Jones Field was given a facelift in 1940 when expansion added permanent concrete grandstands.  The school’s name was changed in 1943 to Middle Tennessee State College; however, no football was played from 1943 to 1945 due to World War II.  In 1947, the winningest coach to ever walk the sidelines of Horace Jones Field began the first of his 22 years leading the Blue Raiders. Charles “Bubber” Murphy led his team to a 9-1 record that first year.  Although he had to weather the critics after switching the offensive system to the wingT the following year, which produced a mediocre 4-4 mark, Murphy led the team to the first of his four undefeated seasons the next year.

n 1950-59

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n 1960-69

 The decade was Middle Tennessee’s most prolific for wins. The Blue Raiders won 75 of their 105 games (winning percentage of .714). Prior to the 1960 season, Horace Jones Field was expanded to seat 10,000.  For the second time in three seasons, Middle Tennessee played in the Tangerine Bowl in 1961 but was defeated by Lamar Tech.  In 1962, the Blue Raiders shared the OVC title with Morehead State, Eastern Kentucky, and East Tennessee State.  End George Dykes (1963), halfback Jimbo Pearson (1964), and Keith Atchley (1965) earned All-American honors.  The 1964 squad won the OVC title and played in their final bowl game to date, a 200 win in the Grantland Rice Bowl over Muskingum.  In 1965, MTSC acquired university status.  Charles Murphy led the 1965 team to his fourth and final undefeated season as well as his seventh OVC Championship. Teddy Morris and Keith Atchley became co-OVC Players of the Year, the first Blue Raiders to win this honor.  At the end of the 1965 season, Teddy Morris left the University as the most prolific passer in school history. Following the season, Morris’ number 14 became the first and only number to be retired at Middle Tennessee.  The opening game of the 1967 season saw the Blue Raiders play Navy Pensacola, a team of former college all-stars. The Navy team was led by 1963 Heisman Trophy winner Roger Staubach. In the 28-7 victory, the Blue Raiders held Staubach to 16 of 45 passing for 137 yards and three interceptions, all by Mike Matheny.  In 1968, Charles Murphy endured his only losing season in 22 years as head coach and resigned with 16 conference titles as the winningest coach in Blue Raider history at 155-638, a winning percentage of .704.

n 1970-79

n Maxie Runion was an All-American in 1950.

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 Three different coaches led the Blue Raiders from 1969 to 1978. Bill Peck had the best tenure with a 25-23 record in five seasons.  Middle Tennessee reached the 300-win mark with a 24-6 victory over Austin Peay on October 21, 1972.  The Nashville Banner named Teddy Morris as the Offensive Player of the Decade for the 1960s.  On September 8, 1973, the Blue Raiders played their first-ever game against in-state rival Tennessee State at Vanderbilt’s Dudley Field.  Due to the use of Horace Jones Field by Riverdale and Oakland High Schools, Middle Tennessee installed artificial turf. The first game on the new surface was a 23-13 win over Tennessee-Chattanooga on Oct. 2, 1971.

n Charles Murphy won a record 155 games during his career.

 Following a stellar career, Ray Oldham became the first Blue Raider to be selected in the NFL draft in 1973 going in the eighth round to the Baltimore Colts.  Mike Moore was named OVC Player of the Year in 1975 and earned All-American status in 1976.  Charles Murphy, Teddy Morris, and Horace Jones became the first inductees to the Blue Raider Hall of Fame in 1976.  After reclassification of the football structure by the NCAA in 1978, Middle Tennessee played its first game against a Division I-A team - Tennessee State, which was classified IA from 1978 to 1981. The game was a 13-6 loss on September 2, 1978.  Prior to the 1979 season, James “Boots” Donnelly became the twelfth man to coach the Blue Raiders.

n 1980-89

 During the 1980s, the football program produced more talent than in any other decade. Five All-Americans and seven OVC Players of the Year played on the Horace Jones carpet.  Roger Carroll (1983), Kelly Potter (1984), Don Griffin (1984), and Don Thomas (1988) earned All-American honors.  OVC Player of the Year honors went to Dennis Mix (1982), Vince Hall and Randy Carr (1984), Marvin Collier and Don Griffin (1985), Don Thomas (1988), and Anthony Coleman (1989).  James Griffin was selected in the seventh round of the 1983 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.  In 1984, Boots Donnelly led the Blue Raiders to their first ever I-AA playoff appearance. Middle Tennessee reached the semifinals after defeating Eastern Kentucky (27-19) and Indiana State (42-41, 3 OT) before losing to Louisiana Tech (21-13). The team set a school record of 11 wins with a victory over Indiana State.


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 The 1985 team posted 11 wins again on their way to the OVC Championship, a second straight playoff appearance, and the number one ranking in the nation. However, Georgia Southern knocked the Blue Raiders out of the playoffs in the first round.  Don Griffin (1986) and Tony Burse (1987) were selected in the sixth and seventh rounds, respectively, by San Francisco and Seattle.  On September 21, 1989, Middle Tennessee played one of the most infamous games in school history. The game, scheduled in Statesboro, Georgia against Georgia Southern, went on as planned despite the effects of approaching Hurricane Hugo. Coined the Hurricane Bowl, the Blue Raiders fell to the Eagles 26-0 in a driving rain with wind gusts up to 50 mph.  Middle Tennessee won the OVC in 1989 and returned to the playoffs, where they defeated Appalachian State 24-21 in the first round to set up a rematch with Georgia Southern. The Eagles ended the Blue Raiders’ season for the second time in five years on their way to the national championship.

n 1990-99

 The 1990 Blue Raiders won their second straight OVC title and collected 11 wins for the third time in school history. The eleventh was a first-round playoff win over Jackson State. Boise State ended the Blue Raiders’ season with a 20-13 win in the quarterfinals.  The 1990 team also helped the program reach another milestone: 400 wins. Number 400 came on September 22, 1990, against Western Kentucky 20-7.  In 1991, Middle Tennessee had to endure an unusual schedule that gave the team only three home games. The team got an additional home game when the University was granted a first-round playoff game by the NCAA.  One of the road games that season included a trip to Tallahassee, Florida, to face the number one team in the nation, the Florida

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n Former AD Lee Fowler (left) and President James Walker (center) announce Middle Tennessee’s move to the Sun Belt Conference in 1999.

State Seminoles. Although MT kept the game interesting for 30 minutes, the Seminoles pulled away from their slim 20-10 halftime lead to win the game by a final score of 39-10.  The first-round playoff game at Horace Jones Field in 1991 marked the third straight year Middle Tennessee had advanced to the playoffs. In overtime, Middle Tennessee edged into the second round with a 20-19 victory over Sam Houston State. The season ended in the second round with a loss to conference nemesis Eastern Kentucky.  Tailback Joe Campbell became the first two-time All-American at Middle Tennessee, earning the honors in 1990 and 1991. Campbell also shared OVC Player of the Year with defensive back Marty Carter.  Carter became the fifth Blue Raider to be selected in the NFL Draft when he was taken in the eighth round by Tampa Bay in 1991.  Middle Tennessee’s first road game of the 1992 season led the team to Lincoln, Nebraska, to face the nation’s number one team for a second consecutive year. MT held the potent Nebraska option offense to only two first half touchdowns and a slim 14-7 lead at halftime. Nebraska’s superior depth and size advantage proved to be too much, and the Cornhuskers rolled to a 48-7 win.  The 76,194 in attendance in Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium was the largest crowd to witness a Middle Tennessee game to that date.  On October 3, 1992, the Blue Raiders played their second Division I-A team of the season. MT upset Northern Illinois by a score of 21-13. The win marked the first time a Blue Raider team had defeated a I-A team since reclassification by the NCAA in 1978.  On November 14, 1992, Middle Tennessee recorded its largest margin of victory with a 70-0 win over Morehead State.  Steve McAdoo became Middle Tennessee’s second two-time All-American in 1992.  For the fourth consecutive year, Middle

Tennessee advanced to the I-AA playoffs and lost in the second round. The Blue Raiders advanced to round two after a 35-10 victory over Appalachian State but lost to the eventual national champs, Marshall, by a score of 35-21.  Mike Caldwell was named 1992 OVC Player of the Year and was selected in the third round by the Cleveland Browns. As the 83rd overall selection, Caldwell was the highest Blue Raider to be selected in the NFL Draft to date.  Walter Dunson was also drafted in ’92 in the fifth round by the San Diego Chargers, marking the first time in Middle Tennessee history two players were selected in the NFL Draft in the same year.  On September 4, 1993, MT played outside of the continental United States for the first time, at the University of Hawaii. The Rainbows defeated Middle Tennessee 35-14.  The 1994 Blue Raiders returned to the playoffs but were eliminated by Marshall for the second time in three years.  Kippy Bayless became Middle Tennessee’s first two-time OVC Player of the Year, winning the honor in back-to-back seasons in 1993 and 1994.  During March of 1993, the Steering Committee submitted a plan for intercollegiate athletics titled “Moving to the Highest Level,” a plan to move up to Division I-A in football.  On August 24, 1995, a $25 million stadium expansion was announced. Five days later, the university announced that the football program would move to Division I-A.  On May 31, 1996, the OVC, by a 9-0 vote, allows MT to leave the conference in football to compete as a Division I-A Independent. In December, Athletic Director Lee Fowler announced that the move to I-A would be delayed until 1999.  Following the 1997 season, Jonathan Quinn became a third-round draft pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars as the 86th overall selection.

n Mike Caldwell was the 1992 OVC Player of the Year.

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Through the Years  On September 5, 1998, MT opened the newly renovated Floyd Stadium against Tennessee State. A Middle Tennessee and OVC record crowd of 27,568 witnessed a thrilling 28-27 win by the Blue Raiders.  After 20 seasons at the helm of the Blue Raiders, Boots Donnelly announced on September 30, 1998, that he would retire from coaching at the end of the season.  On December 8, 1999, Andy McCollum was named Middle Tennessee’s head coach to lead the Blue Raiders into Division I-A.  On September 1, 1998, Middle Tennessee was officially recognized as a Division I-A member by the NCAA in a ceremony held at Floyd Stadium. MT became one of only 114 schools in America competing at the highest level.  The Blue Raiders traveled to Starkville, Mississippi, on September 4, 1999, to play their first-ever game as a Division I-A member against SEC power Mississippi State. The Bulldogs won the contest 40-7.  Two weeks later, on September 18, Middle Tennessee got their first win as a Division I-A team with a 52-42 shootout win over I-AA Wofford.  On November 4, 1999, Middle Tennessee accepted an invitation to move all its athletic teams to the Sun Belt Conference effective July 1, 2000. This move ended a 48-year association with the Ohio Valley Conference.  On November 13, 1999, Central Florida became the first Division I-A opponent to travel to Middle Tennessee for a game at Floyd Stadium. MT fell to the Golden Knights 39-10.  Middle Tennessee completed its first year at the Division I-A level with a win over East Tennessee State, which gave the Blue Raiders a 3-8 record in its first I-A season.

n 2000-09

 On October 7, 2000, sophomore running back Dwone Hicks shattered the school’s single-game rushing mark with 311 yards and six touchdowns in a home win against Louisiana Tech. The effort was recognized on ESPN and earned him Independent Player of the Week honors by College Football News.  Middle Tennessee, in just its second year of I-A football, recorded a winning season with a 41-38 (2OT) victory against Louisiana-Lafayette at home on Nov. 18, 2000.  For his team’s efforts in 2000, Andy McCollum was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Coach of the Year.  Middle Tennessee made history on Aug. 30, 2001, by traveling up the road to Nashville and upsetting rival Vanderbilt 37-28. The win marked the Blue Raiders’ first-ever victory over the Commodores and the first over a team from the SEC.  The Sept. 24 issue of Sports Illustrated listed

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Dwone Hicks as a Dark Horse Heisman Trophy candidate.  Middle Tennessee entered the NCAA record books on Oct. 6, 2001, for the most combined points by two teams in a single game. The Blue Raiders defeated Idaho at Floyd Stadium 70-58 after leading 42-10 at the half. In all, the two teams combined for 128 points, 1,445 total yards of offense, 18 touchdowns, 67 first downs, and 166 offensive plays.  The greatest comeback victory in school history occured on Oct. 27, 2001, against New Mexico State. The Blue Raiders entered the fourth quarter down 24 points but managed to score on every offensive possession the rest of the way to eke out a 39-35 victory. In the fourth quarter alone, quarterback Wes Counts completed 13 of 16 passes for 218 yards, and receiver Kendall Newson hauled in seven passes for 119 yards.  On Nov. 3, 2001, Middle Tennessee clinched a Sun Belt Conference co-championship by defeating Arkansas State 54-6 at Floyd Stadium.  On January 15, 2002, former Blue Raider Hall of Fame football coach James “Boots” Donnelly was named the school’s fifth fulltime athletic director.  For the second time in three I-A seasons, Head Coach Andy McCollum was tabbed the 2001 Tennessee Sports Writers Association Coach of the Year. McCollum guided the Blue Raiders to an impressive 8-3 mark and a league championship.  Middle Tennessee kicked off its first-ever Heisman Trophy promotional campaign in April of 2002 for Dwone Hicks.  On April 21, wide receiver Kendall Newson became the first drafted player since Sulecio Sanford was taken in the seventh round by the Chicago Bears in 1999. Newson was picked in the seventh round by the Jacksonville Jaguars as the 222nd selection overall.  In 2002, the Blue Raiders played in a school record seven televised games.  In August of 2002, Middle Tennessee received a vote in the Preseason Associated Press College Football Top 25 Poll for the first time in school history. The Blue Raiders earned a total of one vote, which ranked them No. 50 overall in the preseason poll, then jumped to No. 49 in the first regular season poll.  On September 7, 2002, the Blue Raiders traveled to Knoxville, Tennessee, to take on the Tennessee Vols for the first time in school history. MT played in front of 107,672 fans, the biggest crowd to ever see a Blue Raider team play.  Wide receiver Tyrone Calico became the highest drafted player in school history when the Tennessee Titans selected him in the second round on April 26 at the NFL Draft as the 60th pick overall.  On Nov. 15, 2003, the Blue Raiders played a record four overtimes in their home loss to

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Games No. 1 - Fitzgerald and Clark 6 , MT 0 , 1911 No. 100 - Murray State 14, MT 6, 1928 No. 200 - MT 14, Troy 7, 1939 No. 300 - MT 14, Morehead State 0, 1953 No. 400 - MT 21, UT-Martin 14, 1963 No. 500 - MT 34, ETSU 24, 1972 No. 600 - MT 34, Elizabeth City 0, 1982 No. 700 - MT 37, Morehead State 0, 1990 No. 800 - Troy 48, MT 31, 1999 No. 900 - MT 24, Maryland 14, 2008 (910 games entering 2009 season) (116 total I-A games entering 2009 season) Wins No. 1 - MT 29, Fitzgerald and Clark 7, 1912 No. 100 - MT 20, Memphis State 6, 1937 No. 200 - MT 18, Morehead State 6, 1957 No. 300 - MT 21, Western Kentucky 17, 1972 No. 400 - MT 24, Chattanooga 17, 1990 No. 500 - MT 35, Florida Atlantic 14, 2006 (510 wins entering 2009 season) Losses No. 1 - Fitzgerald and Clark 6 , MT 0 , 1911 No. 100 - Morehead State 31, MT 7, 1950 No. 200 - Murray State 24, MT 20, 1976 No. 300 -Eastern Illinois 30, MT 17, 1997

Louisiana-Lafayette (57-51). In all, MT played three overtime games during the season.  On January 12, 2005, Boots Donnelly stepped down as athletic director.  On April 8, 2005, Chris Massaro was named the sixth athletic director in school history.  On May 19, 2005, Middle Tennessee announced a home football game with ACC member Virginia. The Wahoos will be the first ACC team to ever play in Floyd Stadium.  On November 21, 2005, the school announced that Andy McCollum would be relieved of his duties as head coach effective at the end of the season. McCollum elected to coach the remaining two games on the schedule.  On December 6, 2005, the Sun Belt Conference announced that Blue Raider defensive tackle Jeff Littlejohn was the 2005 SBC Defensive Player of the Year. Littejohn became the first Defensive Player of the Year at MT since Mike Caldwell in 1992.  On December 12, 2005, a new era of Middle Tennessee football began with the hiring of Rick Stockstill as the school’s 14th head coach.  On April 8 before the Blue-White Spring Game, Athletic Director Chris Massaro announced that a new synthetic turf would be installed for the 2006 season.  In Head Coach Rick Stockstill’s first season (2006) at the helm, the Blue Raiders won a Sun Belt Conference championship and were selected for their first bowl game in the I-A era. Middle Tennessee faced Central Michigan in the Motor City Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit on ESPN December 26.  Junior safety/kick returner Damon Nickson became the program’s first All-American in the


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I-A era. Nickson was picked as a second team All-American by Sports Illustrated.  Middle Tennessee set a single-season attendance record in 2006 with an average of 22,037 per game. The program also set a new single-game home attendance mark when 32,797 watched the Blue Raiders take on no. 8 Louisville at LP Field in Nashville.  At the 2007 Spring Game, Athletic Director Chris Massaro announced that new video boards would be installed in Floyd Stadium and Murphy Center for the 2007-2008 school year.  In 2008, Middle Tennessee had a number of key moments. On Sept. 6, the Blue Raiders upset Maryland at home for their first-ever win against the ACC and their first against a BCS conference team at home. On Sept. 30, MT hosted its first nationally televised game (ESPN2) and won in miraculous fashion with a Hail Mary from Joe Craddock to freshman Malcolm Beyah on the game’s final play to defeat FAU, 14-13. The play was called “Hope” in honor of offensive coordinator G.A. Mangus’ daughter. Also in 2008, the Blue Raiders saw a record 101,135 fans come through the gates of Floyd Stadium.

2003 (L, 29-10) ABC Regional at Georgia vs New Mex. St. (W, 35-18) vs North Texas (L, 33-28) NCAA Productions vs Troy State (W, 27-20) vs ULL (L, 57-51 4 OT) at Arkansas St. (W, 24-14)

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2004 vs Florida Atlantic (L, 27-20) ESPN Regional 1990 at UL-Lafayette (L, 24-17) ESPN Regional at Boise St. (L, 20-13) WSMV 4 vs Arkansas St. (W, 45-17) MT TV 10 (local) at Florida (L, 52-16) Pay-Per-View vs Utah State (W, 21-0) MT TV 10 (local) 1991 at Florida St. (L, 39-10) Sunshine Network 2005 at Alabama (L, 26-7) WNAB 58 Nashville (local) 1993 ESPN Regional at Hawaii (L, 35-14) Sports South (regional) vs North Texas (L, 14-7) at Vanderbilt (W, 17-15) UPN 30 Nashville (local) vs Arkansas St. (W, 45-7) MT TV 10 (local) 1997 ULM (L, 34-31) MT TV 10 (local) vs Tenn. St. (L, 25-16) WNAB 58 Nashville (local) vs (W, 17-7) ESPNU (National) at Chattanooga (L, 33-24) Sports South at Troy vs Jack. State (W, 27-16) WNAB 58 Nashville (local) vs SE Missouri (W, 55-6) WSMV 4 Nashville (local) 2006 at E. Kentucky (L, 35-20) WNAB 58 Nashville (local) vs Florida Int. (W, 7-6) ESPN Regional at Maryland (L, 24-10) CSN (Tape Delay) vs Tenn. Tech (W, 44-0) ESPNU (National) 1999 (L, 59-0) Pay-Per-View vs Troy State (L, 48-31) CSSE at Oklahoma (W, 35-0) ESPN Regional vs East Tenn. (W, 24-7) MT TV 10 (local) at North Texas (L, 44-17) ESPN2 (National) vs UCF (L, 39-14) MT TV 10 (local) vs Louisville vs Florida Atlantic (W, 35-14) CSS at South Carolina (L, 52-7) Pay-Per-View 2000 vs Troy (L, 21-20) CSS at Florida (L, 55-0) Sunshine Network Central Michigan (L, 31-14) ESPN (National) vs La. Tech (W, 49-21) MT TV 10 (local) vs UL-Monroe (W, 28-0) MT TV 10 (local) at UAB (L, 14-9) WSMV 4 Nashville (local) 2007 (L, 58-42) ESPN2 (National) at Miss. State (L, 61-35) CSS at Louisville (L, 44-0) ESPN GamePlan vs South Florida (W, 45-9) Fox Sports Net (Florida) at LSU WKU (L, 20-17) ESPN Regional Virginia (L, 23-21) CSS 2001 at Troy (L, 45-7) ESPN2 (National) vs Troy State (W, 54-17) CSS vs Idaho (W, 70-58) MT TV 10 (local) at LSU (L, 30-14) WSMV 4 Nashville (local) 2008 (L, 31-17) ESPN Regional vs UConn (W, 38-14) WSMV 4 Nashville (local) Troy Maryland (W, 24-14) CSS at Kentucky (L, 20-14) ESPN GamePlan 2002 FAU (W, 14-13) ESPN2 (National) at Alabama (L, 39-34) JP Sports at Louisville (L, 42-23) ESPN GamePlan at Tennessee (L, 26-3) Pay-Per-View at Mississippi St. (L, 31-22) ESPNU (National) vs UL-Lafayette (W, 48-35) ESPN Regional at WKU (W, 21-10) CSS at Idaho (L, 21-18) Fox Sports NW at La.-Lafayette (L, 42-28) ESPN Regional vs UL-Monroe (W, 44-28) ESPN Regional vs North Texas (L, 30-20) ESPN Regional NATIONAL BROADCASTS: 9 (3-6 record)

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LARGEST MT CROWDS 1. 27,568......Tennessee State, 9/5/98 2. 27,519....................SEMO, 9/28/02 3. 25,766.....Florida Atlantic, 9/30/08 4. 23,261.....Florida Atlantic, 8/28/03 5. 23,227.................Virginia, 10/6/07 6. 23,106....................Idaho, 10/6/01 7. 22,605................Maryland, 9/6/08 8. 22,307.......................Troy, 8/28/08 9. 22,086..................... WKU, 9/20/07 10. 21,723.........................Troy, 9/8/01

QUICK FACTS Capacity:..................................30,788 First Game...... 1933 vs Jacksonville St. MT Record........................257-102-13 Longest Win Streak..............31 games

IMPORTANT DATES 1933............ Horace Jones Field Opens 1956.................... 100th Game - Oct. 6 1975.................. 200th Game - Oct. 18 1994.................... 300th Game - Oct. 1 2000... First home game vs IA (La. Tech) 2001...... First SBC home game (Idaho) 2003....First BCS foe at home (Temple) 2008..... First home win vs BCS (Mary.) 2008.....First National Broadcast (FAU)

Officially named Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium/Horace Jones Field in 1968, Floyd Stadium will host its 74th season of Blue Raider football this fall. Set on the northwest end of campus, Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium has undergone a multimillion dollar renovation over the past few years to make it one of the premier facilities in the region and the Sun Belt Conference. The stadium opened its doors on October 14, 1933, with a scoreless tie against Jacksonville State. Originally built as two sideline grandstands on either side of an outdoor track, it was enlarged in 1940, 1960, 1968, and most recently in 1998 to bring it to its current configuration as an octagonal bowl. The move to NCAA Division I-A (FBS) football was the catalyst for the most recent renovation to Floyd Stadium. On August 24, 1995, the University announced plans for a $25 million renovation, which was approved by the State Building Commission. After a lengthy bid process, ground was officially broken for the stadium in January of 1997 with Turner Construction handling the project.

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Upon completion, the stadium featured 30,788 seats with only the east side grandstands remaining from the original structure. The old press box gave way to a fivestory tower including luxury suites on the third level, a large press area and a few suites on the fourth level, and a camera deck on the fifth level. The renovation also included the addition of more chair-back seats as well as a club level. In addition to the spectator facilities, the stadium complex includes a team meeting room, position meeting rooms, a 10,000 square foot weight room for all Middle Tennessee teams, an academic center for Blue Raider student-athletes, and access to Murphy Athletic Center from the stadium via a walkway. The stadium also allows for further expansion that would provide an increase of approximately 40,000 seats, putting capacity over the 70,000 mark. The first game in the renovated stadium took place on Sept. 5, 1998. The game, in which Middle Tennessee hosted local rival Tennessee State, drew a school record 27,568

fans. The attendance helped push Middle Tennessee over the top for its I-A qualifying attendance of 17,000 per game. The most recent upgrade came during the summer of 2007 when a new state-of-the-art video board was installed. The 18’x32’ Daktronics display board enhances the overall atmosphere and bring fans even closer to the action. During the summer of 2006, a new synthetic surface was installed to replace the outdated artificial turf. The surface is by Sportexe and the brand used is PowerBlade, which is a special monofilament polyethylene infilled system designed to maximize player speed and performance and provide superior shock absorbency. Middle Tennessee was the first school in the country to use this top-of-theline surface. The following is a rundown of the other facelifts that have been added during the 73-year history of Floyd Stadium: 1948: Permanent concrete stands added to Horace


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Jones Field to bring capacity to 6,200. 1960: Horace Jones Field expanded to 10,000 seats and a press area was added. 1968: Facility officially becomes Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium/Horace Jones Field. 1968: Seating capacity expanded to 14,000. In addition, a larger press box was added. 1971: Artificial turf was installed and natural grass became a thing of the past. First game on the new turf was Oct. 2, 1971, against Chattanooga. 1998: $25 million renovation expands seating capacity to 30,788 and the old press box gave way to a five-story facility with a club level, suites, press floor, and a camera deck. 2006: A new synthetic surface was installed to give the Blue Raiders one of the top surfaces in the country. 2007: A new state-of-the-art video board with an 18’x32’ display was installed.

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n the mascot In Greek mythology, the winged horse possessed superior cunning and speed. The thundering horse of the gods was entrusted to carry awesome lightning bolts and could only be harnessed by a noble being with a pure heart. Character, talent, and strength were required to mount and ride the fabled winged horse. Today, this winged horse is a fitting symbol of a university that has earned its wings and excels in many academic arenas, including historic preservation, teacher training, aerospace, political science, horse science, and recording industry. But the winged horse is more than a symbol of physical accomMT Songs plishment; it’s also a Alma Mater symbol of character “We sing thy praises, faithful guide of youth, and the responsible Through all the ages affirmed and wielding of power. strong in truth. Alma Mater, Middle Tennessee The challenge of We proudly offer our hearts in loyalty. all great universities and university athletic Fight Song departments is to help “Blue Raiders ride on to vic-t’ry Never failing in the fight student-athletes build Upholding honor and tradition character as well as Of the name that’s held most high strength. This winged M-T-S-U marching onward This will be our battle cry horse, Lightning, is For the one, true pride of the Blue a symbol to Middle M-T-S-U Raiders Ride! Tennessee students, Other Traditions athletes, and alumni Kickoff of the soaring school On EVERY kickoff, the crowd starts to spirit they experience make lots of noise and when the ball is kicked everyone yells “Lightning” at sporting events. when the ball is caught everyone For its nobility and and yells “Strikes”. character, the winged horse was immortal- Blue/White Cheer two minutes to go in the 2nd ized in the stars. Now, With quarter, the Blue/White Cheer will with breathtaking start. The home side starts with BLUE speed and thunder- and the student side will respond ing, unbridled power, with WHITE. Lightning strikes, for- First Downs evermore, fear in the Every time there is a Blue Raider down, the Public Address hearts of Blue Raider first announcer will announce “That’s opponents and leads another Blue Raider ... and the crowd Middle Tennessee to will yell ‘First Down!’” victory!

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In the early days of athletics at Middle Tennessee State University, the teams were known by several nicknames. Among these were Teachers, Normalites, and Pedagogues. In 1934, it was decided that the school needed a specific nickname. During football season that year, the Murfreesboro Daily News Journal held a contest to name the team. The late Charles Sarver, then a Middle Tennessee football player and later principal at White County High

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School in Sparta, Tenn., won the $5 prize for his entry of “Blue Raiders.” Sarver later indicated he had “borrowed” the nickname of the Colgate Red Raiders but substituted MTSU Blue for Colgate Red. Ever since then, Middle Tennessee athletic teams have been known as the Blue Raiders. For a time, the “unofficial” mascot for the Blue Raiders was a costumed, cartoon-like dog that debuted in the 1980s. A reasonable facsimile of a bluetick hound, the affable character was dubbed “Ole Blue.” On January 17, 1998, the current mascot, “Lightning,” was born. The mascot was unveiled at a basketball game in Murphy Center. The introduction of Lightning gave a new identity to the nickname Blue Raiders.

In time, Chris Brady of the Publications and Graphics Department continued to work on the logo to offer some variations. It was Brady who came up with the concept of the current logo that is recognized as the athletic department’s primary logo today - a flying horse with a blue lightning bolt on top of a blue MT.

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During the early spring of 1912, President Jones appointed two faculty members and a student leader to bring to the faculty recommendations for school colors. The two faculty members were Jeannette Moore King n the logo and Tommie Reynolds, and the student leader was Q.M. The first official athletic logo was unveiled on Janu- Smith. They met in the east corner first floor room of the ary 17, 1998 after a committee worked nearly two years women’s dormitory and after considerable discussion on the project. The logo that debuted was a picture of a reached consensus on the two colors, blue and white. winged horse which snorts lightning bolts between the The committee pointed out in its report to the president nickname Blue Raiders and MTSU. that blue and white more nearly approximated the wearing apparel colors of the early Normal students and “school affiliation and spirit could be displayed in a more economical and practical manner.” The committee further stated that school colors embodied in everyday apparel could be purchased across the counter in any general merchandise store. The 1913 football team carried the first blue and white motif.

n raider walk One of the newest traditions at MTSU is Raider Walk, which began in 2000. The team walks through Walnut Grove two hours before kickoff as fans, cheerleaders, and members of the band wish the Blue Raiders luck in their upcoming game. Head Coach Rick Stockstill also takes time to show his appreciation to the fans by saying a few words. The Raider Walk is designated by lightning bolts painted on the sidewalk where the players greet the fans.


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Dr. Sidney A. McPhee is the tenth president of Middle Tennessee State University. Prior to his appointment at MTSU in 2001, he was executive vice chancellor at the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) in Nashville. In addition, he served as chief academic officer and inSidney McPhee terim chancellor for the Board 9th Year of Regents system. Before his Prairie View (‘76) appointment at TBR, McPhee served in various administrative capacities at several major universities including Oklahoma State University, University of Louisville, and University of Memphis. In May 2007, President McPhee received the title of Honorary Professor at China Agricultural University in Beijing. The Honorary Professor title is the highest academic award given at the institution. McPhee was named Outstanding American University President of 2002 by the American Football Foundation. In 2003, he was listed by Nashville Post business magazine as one of Tennessee’s 100 Most Powerful Individuals, and in 2004, he was ranked by Tennessee Business magazine as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful African Americans in the State of Tennessee. In 2006, Dr. McPhee was listed by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of seven university presidents in the U.S. who is shaping intercollegiate athletics on a national scale. Most recently, in the Spring of 2009, President McPhee was the keynote speaker for Prairie View A&M Founder’s Day celebrations, and in June of this year Dr. McPhee was an invited participant at the International Agricultural University Presidential Forum held in Beijing and sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. McPhee earned his bachelor’s degree (with highest honors, summa cum laude) from Prairie View A&M University; a master’s degree from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida; and a doctorate in applied behavioral studies in education from Oklahoma State University. He is also a graduate of the Harvard University Management Development Program and has completed professional development programs at St. Mary’s University of San Antonio, Texas, and Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. As an academician, President McPhee’s scholarly publications and presentations are extensive. His publications have appeared in local, national, and international professional journals. In addition, he is the senior author of a book, Understanding the Campus Culture: An Introduction to College, and has co-authored a chapter for a major college textbook on academic advising. McPhee’s scholarly pursuits include several international visits and presentations in locations such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Lanzhou,

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China; Mekelle, Ethiopia; Penang, Malaysia; Hong Kong; Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia; Tokyo and Osaka, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel; Antwerp, Belgium; Montreal, Canada; Oxford, England; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Nassau, Bahamas. McPhee is currently a participating member of NCAA’s Football Academic Working Group and just recently chaired the NCAA Division I Working Group to Review “At-Risk” Student-Athlete issues (ARSA). The ARSA final report was submitted to the NCAA Board of Directors in January. McPhee also served a five-year term on the NCAA Division I Board of Directors, a three-year term on the NCAA Executive Committee, and two terms as president of the Sun Belt Conference

athletic league and chairman of the SBC’s CEO Executive Committee. In May 2005, he was appointed to the NCAA Presidential Commission on the Future of Intercollegiate Athletics. In 2002, President George W. Bush appointed him to the National Council for the Humanities, and the U.S. Senate confirmed him. A past member of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, McPhee chaired its membership council. He is a member of the Murfreesboro Noon Rotary Club and serves as a member of the SunTrust Bank Board of Directors (Nashville) and SunTrust Regional Bank Advisory Board (Murfreesboro). He also served on the Nashville Adventure Science Center Board, the Middle Tennessee Medical Center Board, and the Middle

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Tennessee Council for Boy Scouts of America Executive Board and co-chaired the Tennessee Legislative Retreat Task Force on Higher Education. McPhee was recently re-elected to a second three-year term as a commission member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. During McPhee’s tenure at MTSU, the University has experienced considerable growth in many areas. Student enrollment has increased significantly, making MTSU undergraduate enrollment the largest in the state. During the past several years, the University added twelve new degree programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. In 2002, for the first time in the history of the University, three Ph.D. programs were established: in Economics, English, and Human Performance. A Ph.D. in Public History was instituted shortly thereafter, and in July 2007, a new Ph.D. in Literacy Studies was approved. From 2001 to 2007, the University increased extramural funding from $6 million to about $40 million. Since McPhee’s arrival, MTSU has been successful in raising admission standards, resulting in an increase in high-ability students. MTSU has been the institution of choice for midstate valedictorians and salutatorians in recent years and has enrolled a significant number of National Merit scholars and Achievement scholars. McPhee’s presidency has coincided with several major improvements in University facilities. A tenyear, $70 million renovation of all student residential housing is scheduled for completion by 2011, the University’s centennial year. In addition, the University acquired the 500-acre Guy James property to consolidate its highly regarded programs in the School of Agribusiness and Agriscience. This acquisition doubled the size of campus acreage from 500 to 1,000. Over $9 million was spent to renovate Andrew L. Todd Hall, which now houses the Department of Art and has state-of-the-art equipment for its students and faculty. The Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building was built with private funding. In January 2007, an addition to the Cason-Kennedy Nursing Building was opened and dedicated, bringing the facility to 28,000 square feet. The University secured private gifts in support of a $6 million baseball stadium completed in 2008 and dedicated this past spring. In 2006, the University received $15 million in state support for the planning and infrastructure development for a proposed $120 million science building, and in April 2007, a new $3 million track and soccer complex was opened. Recently, the Tennessee General Assembly approved the construction of a $31.7 million building for the University’s College of Education and Behavioral Science. A $19 million expansion of the Health, Wellness, and Recreation Center was completed in 2008. Presently, the University is involved in proposed or active capital projects totaling nearly $400 million. President McPhee is married to Elizabeth McPhee, and they have two children, Seneca and Sidney-Anthony.

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The Princeton Review designated MTSU as one among 146 “Best Southeastern Colleges” as the result of a survey of MTSU students by the publication. According to survey findings, students said that MTSU offers “the best bang for your buck in academia, sports, parties and overall experience.” One of the region’s top universities, MTSU boasts a 23-to-1 student-tofaculty ratio and offers more than 140 undergraduate degree programs in seven colleges.

The largest undergraduate institution in the state of Tennessee n The first of its kind at a state institution in Tennessee, MTSU’s Honors College provides talented students with the atmosphere of a small select college.

n The nation’s first M.F.A. in Recording Arts meets a growing industry demand for administrative professionals and complements our respected Recording Industry major.

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n Three Nobel Prize winners have been associated with MTSU - Dr. James Buchanan, Dr. Muhammad Yunus, and former Vice President Al Gore.

n The School of Nursing has expanded its facilities to meet the state’s growing need for nurses.

As MTSU counts down to its centennial celebration in 2011, there’s vibrancy in abundance across campus, in Murfreesboro and Rutherford County, and around the region. Growth can be seen at many levels, from enrollment to facilities to scholarship aid to endowment to student involvement to research, and more. With a record 23,872 registered and attending in fall 2008 and with the largest undergraduate total in Tennessee, enrollment remains on the rise since the

arrival of Dr. Sidney A. McPhee, MTSU’s 10th president, in 2001. The University’s growth parallels that of Murfreesboro (pop. 100,000) and Rutherford County (pop. 229,380). Facility growth can be seen in the expanded Health, Wellness, and Recreation Center and Reese Smith Jr. Field for baseball; future projects including Science, Student Union and Colleges of Education and Behavioral Science buildings; multiple parking garages; and more. People who have not visited campus in many


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Tennessee’s certified teachers – more than any state university. MTSU initiated and sponsors the Tennessee Teachers Hall of Fame to recognize lifelong teaching achievements. u MTSU boasts some of the nation’s premier

programs in aerospace, recording industry, and concrete industry management, attracting students from around the globe. Nursing, business, and mass communication programs also rank among the nation’s elite. u The University Honors College offers

talented students the atmosphere of a small select college nestled within a major university. In 2007-08, MTSU unveiled prestigious Buchanan Fellowships – the highest academic scholarship awarded – named in honor of alumnus James Buchanan (B.S. ’40), a 1986 Nobel Prize in Economic Science recipient.

years are astonished at the changes and, obviously, there are more on the horizon. The University Honors College unveiled its first class of Buchanan Fellowship recipients in 2007-08. Limited to 20 students per year, this is the highest academic scholarship awarded at MTSU. More entering freshmen and transfers continue to receive the HOPE Scholarship, with the Tennessee Legislature increasing the award amount to compensate for tuition increases. MTSU’s endowment leaped from $29.8 million to $34.9 million during the 2006-07 fiscal year. “For 2005-06, we had asset value appreciation of more than 13

percent,” said Joe Bales, vice president for Development and University Relations. “Add to that the gifts we received that year, and the total growth of our endowment put us in the top 25 percent of colleges and universities in the nation.” More than $1 million a year is now pumped into academic units in earnings from the endowment, which appear in the form of scholarships, faculty awards, and student-support programs. Once on campus, students have about 300 registered organizations to choose from. They can be involved in student government and political groups, Greek life (sororities and fraternities), student publications, honor societies, professional organizations, human interest groups, and more. The University continues to move forward with student and faculty research. External funding has reached $37 million, which includes public service, research, and instruction, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs reports. The Undergraduate Research Center held its second Scholars Week in the spring, showcasing

research efforts and the arts. The celebration included departmental and college events that featured oral and multimedia presentations, posters, performances, debates, demonstrations, speakers, luncheon, and awards. Students continue to excel at national levels as evidenced by recognition they have received as groups or individuals. MTSU’s 500-plus acre campus rests near the geographic center of Tennessee. From food to shopping to entertainment, visitors and permanent residents alike can find what they need and want in Murfreesboro. Adjacent to I-24, the Avenue, with a variety of retail stores and eateries, opened in fall 2007. In a few years, Middle Tennessee Medical Center will be joining other medical offices along Medical Center Parkway, not far from I-24 and the Avenue, and about 15 minutes from campus. Murfreesboro is about 30 miles east of Nashville, the state capitol, Music City U.S.A., and home of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, Tennessee Titans NFL team, Nashville Predators NHL franchise, Nashville Sounds Triple-A baseball affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, and other cultural and entertainment venues such as the Sommet and Schermerhorn Symphony centers.

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financial assistance is available, including $38 million in scholarships. Seventy-one percent of the student body receives financial assistance. u When possible, MTSU strives for

individualized education. Freshman English courses have no more than 24 students, and average 19.71. Introductory chemistry labs average 24.6 students, lectures average 73.8 students; general chemistry labs average 26.6 students, and lectures average 76 students; general requirement art courses average 76.9 students, foundation courses for art majors average 15.37 students; speech courses average 24.31 students; about 90.5 percent of undergraduate courses have 40 students or less; and average class size is 23.93 students. u MTSU graduates have a bright job mar-

ket outlook. A 2007 alumni survey revealed 87 percent were employed. u The University has three centers of

excellence – historic preservation, popular music, and study and treatment of dyslexia. Other centers, institutes, and bureaus include environmental education/cedar glade studies; energy efficiency and green energy management; health and human services; child welfare; business and economic research; Tennessee small business development; Middle East; organizational and human resource effectiveness; interdisciplinary microanalysis and imaging; and Tennessee mathematics, science, and technology education. u MTSU offers more than 140 undergrad-

uate programs in seven colleges – Basic and Applied Sciences, Business, Education and Behavioral Science, University Honors, Liberal Arts, Mass Communication, and Continuing Education and Distance Learning. The College of Graduate Studies oversees more than 55 programs, including doctoral study.

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Director of Athletics The landscape of college athletics has changed drastically over the past decade and that renovation also has been demonstrated at Middle Tennessee, particularly during the four-plus years since Chris Massaro was named director of athletics on April 8, 2005. Proving to be a true Chris Massaro 5th Year visionary, Massaro has helped Northern Colorado (‘83) revolutionize the Blue Raiders’ athletic department while helping pave the way for even greater success in future years. During his short but highly successful reign, Massaro has overseen unprecedented success not only in the University’s athletic programs but also in regard to academic success, facility upgrades, and a proven record of hiring coaches who have thrived under his watch. Under Massaro’s leadership, the Blue Raiders have captured the Sun Belt’s all-sports trophy three times in five years. Since his arrival, Massaro has enhanced the Blue Raiders’ broad-based, 17-sport programs. Among the accomplishments included in the last four years: • The Athletic Department has captured 18 Sun Belt Conference championships and earned 12 coach of the year honors. • The athletic program has had a record 15 nationally televised events during his four-year tenure. • Middle Tennessee’s football team earned an at-large invitation to the Motor City Bowl in 2006, the first bowl appearance during the Division I era. • The women’s volleyball team reached the Sweet 16 for the first time in 2007. • The men’s golf team received its first-ever at-large invitation into the East Regional in 2008 and subsequently advanced to the National Championship where they finished 15th in the country. They backed up that effort with another NCAA regional in 2009. • The women’s basketball team appeared in back-toback NCAA Tournaments in 2006 and 2007 and returned again in 2009. The team narrowly missed reaching the Sweet 16 in 2007 after earning a No. 5 seed. • The Middle Tennessee tennis doubles team of Marco Born and Andreas Siljestrom won the National Championship in 2007 – the first NCAA doubles title in Athletic Department history. • The Middle Tennessee track teams have combined for four conference titles and the 2007 men’s outdoor squad finished No. 21 in the nation while the 2009 women’s indoor team ranked tied for 30th. • The Blue Raider baseball team captured the regular season and tournament championship in 2009 and advanced to the NCAAs. Massaro’s success at Middle Tennessee doesn’t stop with the athletic teams. There has been a tremendous track record for hiring quality coaches with head football coach Rick Stockstill, women’s head basketball coach Rick Insell, and men’s golf coach Whit Turnbow – and all Massaro hires – each earning Sun Belt Coach of the

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Year in their first seasons and men’s tennis coach David McNamara who won the Sun Belt and Coach of the Year honors in his second season. In all, Massaro’s guidance has provided coaches with the resources to produce 18 conference titles, 19 NCAA postseason appearances, one Sun Belt Conference Athlete of the Year, and 12 Coach of the Year awards. Academic enhancement has also skyrocketed under Massaro’s leadership. Massaro, who was appointed to a panel on APR Improvement Plans for the 2007 NCAA Convention, inherited a football program with a nationallow score of 812 and saw it increase to a current 990 (on a 1,000-point scale) in 2009. As a whole, the Athletic Department has improved from a 908 score when Massaro was hired to an impressive cumulative (four years)

score of 951 in 2007-08. All 17 Middle Tennessee sports teams achieved passing marks of 925 or higher in 200607 with four teams turning in a perfect mark of 1,000. In 2007-08, 16 of 17 teams topped the 925 mark. Massaro, who spent 20 years at the University of South Carolina prior to his appointment at Middle Tennessee, also overhauled the annual Blue Raider Athletic Association’s annual giving program, which resulted in a record number of members and financial giving in 2008, indicating the fourth such year record numbers have been realized. The annual campaign has improved 40 percent since his arrival. Facility upgrades also have been at the top of Massaro’s impressive list of accomplishments. He completed a $6 million capital campaign for the new baseball stadium and initiated a series of major renovations to existing athletic facilities during the previous three years, including a state-of-the-art soccer and track complex. Most recently, a state-of-the-art golf performance center was completed in December 2008. In the midst of numerous upgrades, Massaro also has

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initiated generous contributions that made it possible to install a new synthetic surface in Floyd Stadium for the 2006 season. Additionally, new videoboards – one for football and two inside Murphy Center – were installed in 2007. In a span of four years Massaro’s hiring practices have been regarded as excellent. On Dec. 12, 2005, he made his highest profile hire when he selected Stockstill to take over the football program. Stockstill became just the second head coach in the I-A era and led the Blue Raiders to a league championship and a bowl appearance in his first season. Two days following his hiring, Massaro was pressed into action to find a replacement to lead the nationally recognized women’s basketball program. Massaro made his first hire when he brought on board legendary high school coach Rick Insell to take over the program. Both Insell and Stockstill won championships in their first seasons on the job. Massaro has also made a significant upgrade in the Blue Raider football schedule. During the summer of 2005, he announced a home game in 2007 that made Virginia the first team from the highly regarded ACC to visit Floyd Stadium, and then quickly added a second ACC member when Maryland agreed to make the trip to Murfreesboro in 2008 and the Blue Raiders rewarded him with a 24-14 upset. On his 100th day on the job, Massaro made one of his biggest announcements: a five-year contract with the University of Memphis to play football that started in 2007. The Tigers will become the first in-state Division I-A (FBS) football team to play the Blue Raiders in Murfreesboro. Massaro has also worked out a home-and-home series with Mississippi State that will see the Bulldogs coming to Floyd Stadium in 2009 – making them the first SEC program to play in a Sun Belt stadium – and nearby Georgia Tech that will have the Yellow Jackets coming to Murfreesboro in 2011. In March 2008, Massaro made another big move when he announced a four-game series with neighboring rival Vanderbilt of the SEC. The series begins in 2015 and the teams will play twice in Murfreesboro and twice in Nashville. The Glenwood Springs, Colo., native joined the South Carolina staff under the Ohio University sport administration program in 1985. Massaro helped usher the Gamecocks into the SEC and learned under legendary athletic director Dr. Mike McGee. Massaro earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Northern Colorado in 1983 and his master’s degree in sport administration from Ohio University in 1986. At UNC, Massaro was a five-year football team member. Massaro is also heavily involved in community service projects and organizations. He is a member of the Red Cross Board, the City Golf Commission and the Rutherford County Sports Council Executive Committee, and he served on the search committee for the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce president. Massaro and his wife, Cindy, have four children: Hank, Lainey, Rachel, and Ben.


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n alan farley

n myra fishback

Associate AD/Fundraising 6th Year Middle Tennessee, 1992

Assistant AD/Compliance 5th Year Tennessee Tech, 1985

Alan Farley, who has been with

Myra Fishback is beginning her

the Athletic Department for six years, was elevated to associate athletic director for fundraising in June of 2005. Farley, who spent his first year as an assistant athletic director in the Blue Raider Athletic Association, heads up all of the Athletic Department’s external fundraising activities. Farley, who also serves as the administrator for men’s and women’s golf, is a 1992 Middle Tennessee graduate. Farley is responsible for all major gifts and annual fundraising for the Middle Tennessee Athletic Department. He has been instrumental in overseeing the development and fundraising for the synthetic turf that was installed on Horace Jones Field and the new baseball stadium and track and soccer stadium. Farley worked in conjunction with Middle Tennessee President Sidney McPhee and Director of Athletics Chris Massaro on securing a $ 5.5 million dollar investment in facilities by the City of Murfreesboro. Farley was also responsible for securing the funding and construction of the 2,600 square foot state-of-the-art Jeff Hendrix Golf Performance Center that was completed in December 2008 and officially dedicated on May 22, 2009. During Farley’s tenure as associate athletic director, the Middle Tennessee Athletic Department has completed its baseball stadium expansion and reached its goal of $5 million within one year, completed the track and soccer stadium, secured the first athletic scholarship endowment for women’s basketball, implemented courtside seating in Murphy Center, added 10 new open air boxes in Floyd Stadium, implemented an RV row for tailgating at football, and established BRAA clubs in surrounding counties in middle Tennessee. In 2006, the BRAA expanded its membership benefits and constructed a new donor wall in Murphy Center. Under Farley’s leadership, the BRAA has set fundraising records three years in a row. Before arriving at Middle Tennessee, Farley spent six years running his own consulting firm in Nashville. The firm dealt with fundraising, government relations, public relations, and political campaign strategies. During that time, he wrote and managed fundraising plans that raised more than $3.2 million. In 2000, Farley served as the Tennessee political director for President George W. Bush’s presidential campaign. Farley, the 2003-04 winner of the Liz Rhea BRAA Member of the Year award, also has served as campaign manager and political advisor to U.S. Congressman Ed Bryant and served as a political advisor to U. S. Senator Fred Thompson. Before running his consulting firm, Farley spent 12 years in management with the United Parcel Service. A lifelong resident of Murfreesboro, Farley is vice chairman for the Rutherford County Industrial Bond Development Board and the Rutherford County Health and Education Facilities Board. Farley, who is a member of the Nashville Association of Athletic Development Directors, is actively involved in promoting economic and job growth in Rutherford County through his involvement on the Industrial Development Board. Farley and his wife, Kelly, who is also a graduate of Middle Tennessee, have two children, Dalton and Ally.

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fifth year at Middle Tennessee and her third as an assistant athletic director in the compliance office. Fishback previously served two seasons as an assistant coach for the women’s basketball program at Middle Tennessee, helping the Blue Raiders to a 50-15 mark, one Sun Belt regular season title, and two SBC Tournament championships. In addition, Fishback serves as administrator for the sports of volleyball and softball. The Shelbyville, Tenn., native has 17 years of coaching experience and previously served as assistant director of membership services with the NCAA and also as assistant director of compliance and championships with Conference USA. Fishback played for current women’s basketball coach Rick Insell while in high school at Shelbyville Central before moving on to Tennessee Tech, where she lettered in softball for the Golden Eagles. After graduation, she was a coach at Stone Mountain (GA) High School for two years (1986-87) before returning to Tennessee Tech as a graduate assistant (1988-89). Fishback then landed her first full-time coaching position at Southern Illinois (1990-91). She was then an assistant at Kentucky for one season (1992) before returning to Tennessee Tech as an assistant from 1993 to 1999. From there, she took a position as an assistant coach and assistant director of compliance at Stony Brook University in New York for three seasons (1999-2001). Fishback then took a position with Conference USA in Chicago from February 2002 to September 2003 as assistant director of compliance and championships. She worked at the NCAA offices in Indianapolis from October 2003 to May 2005 as assistant director of membership services before returning to the midstate as an assistant coach for Insell. During her two seasons at Middle Tennessee, the Blue Raiders set a school record for wins with a 30-4 mark in 2006-07; posted 27 consecutive victories in 2006-07, the nation’s longest winning streak; set a single-game attendance mark with 10,010 in the season-opener against Maryland; and posted undefeated marks of 18-0 in the regular season and 21-0 against all Sun Belt competition. Fishback earned her bachelor’s in secondary education from Tennessee Tech in 1985 and her master’s in education from Tech in 1989.

n mark owens Assistant AD/Communications 12th Year Virginia Tech, 1989 Mark Owens is in his 12th year

as Middle Tennessee’s athletic communications director and 10th as assistant athletic director. Since his arrival on campus, Owens has been instrumental in doubling the size of the athletic communications staff, improving the quality and quantity of the department’s publications, and overseeing the launch of the award-winning official athletics Web site. The Tennessee Sports Writers Association voted Owens’ 2001 Blue Raider football media guide best in the state of Tennessee. In 2002, Owens engineered Middle

Tennessee’s first-ever Heisman Trophy campaign with Dwone Hicks, an effort that garnered the University national attention. A total of 41 All-American honors have been given to studentathletes during Owens’ tenure at Middle Tennessee. A 1989 graduate of Virginia Tech, Owens spent seven years at the University of Memphis as associate media relations director. He joined the U of M staff in 1991 and handled the publicity and promotion of Tiger basketball while also assisting with football. In addition, Owens was responsible for the design and layout of football and basketball media guides that won numerous awards including two national honors. Owens, a native of Stuart, Virginia, was responsible for the promotional campaigns that landed All-America honors for Anfernee Hardaway, David Vaughn, Lorenzen Wright, and Cedric Henderson. His promotional penny design for Hardaway in 1993 earned national acclaim. Owens also helped promote Tech athletes Will Furrer (for academic All-America honors) and basketball standout Bimbo Coles. Owens, who was the local media relations director for the 2006 Sun Belt Conference Basketball Tournament, has also served as assistant media coordinator for three conference basketball tournaments and the 1997 NCAA Tournament. A member of CoSIDA, Owens served on the group’s radio and television liaison committee from 1997 to 1998. He is a member of the University Relations committee at Middle Tennessee and the Athletic Department’s scholarship committee. In April of 2005, Owens was honored by the All-American Football Foundation with the Scoop Hudgins Outstanding Sports Information Director award. Owens is married to the former Tara Young from Murfreesboro. Owens has a son, Tanner, who is 11 years old, and two stepdaughters, Leah and Ashley.

n matt riley Assistant AD/Strength & Cond. 17th Year Middle Tennessee, 1988 Matt Riley is an assistant ath-

letic director who oversees the strength and conditioning program for more than 300 studentathletes at Middle Tennessee. Riley, who is in his 17th year, was also instrumental in the design of the current weight room located adjacent to the football stadium. A former offensive lineman under former athletics director and football coach Boots Donnelly, Riley returned to his alma mater to head up the weight and conditioning program and serve as strength coach in 1993 after heading two other programs following his graduation from Middle Tennessee. Riley, a master strength and conditioning coach, is certified by the International Sports Science Association (ISSA) and CSCCA and is a member of each association as well as the NSCA and MSCC. As a player at Middle Tennessee in the mid-1980s, Riley started on the offensive line of two of the most successful teams in program history. The Blue Raiders advanced into the Division I-AA national semifinals in 1984 and were undefeated and the No. 1-ranked team nationally in 1985. Riley was an assistant to strength coach Doc Kreis at Middle Tennessee in 1988 before being hired as the head strength and conditioning coach at Tennessee Tech in 1989. He served in that capacity for two years before being named the strength and conditioning coach at Southern Mississippi in 1991, where he worked for two years before returning to his alma mater. Riley and his wife, Rajayna, have two children: daughter Madison Cate and son Jackson Rhoad.

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Athletic Administration n zackie sanderson Assistant AD/Business Manager 10th Year Belmont, 1982 Zackie Sanderson is in her 10th

year as the athletic business manager at Middle Tennessee. Although her work often goes unnoticed by the general public, she is one of the most important persons in the Athletic Department. In addition, Sanderson oversees the Blue Raider ticket office operation. She assumed her duties after spending two years working in the school’s budget office as a financial management analyst and assisting with the preparation of the University budget. Her duties include overseeing all financial reporting and budgeting related to athletics. Sanderson spent nine years with SunTrust Bank as an internal auditor, senior accountant, and internal control officer. She has also worked with Kraft CPAs in Nashville, National Health Investors, Inc., Medisphere Health Partners, Cumberland Science Museum, and Grassmere Wildlife Park in Nashville. Sanderson, a Belmont graduate, is a native of Nashville and is married to Ron Sanderson of Lexington, Kentucky. The couple has two sons, Steven and Ben.

track/soccer stadium renovation, and the new baseball facility. Szul spent four years at LSU with the last two years as the Tigers’ business manager. He oversaw and balanced the athletic department’s $50 million budget. His other duties included coordinating travel plans for all football away games, serving as the liaison with the Tiger Athletic Foundation, and regularly working with legislative and internal auditors. Before being elevated to business manager at LSU, Szul served as an assistant ticket manager for two years beginning in 2001. In that role, he managed daily deposits for all ticket and parking revenue; managed all activities surrounding ticket sales for basketball, football, and baseball; and handled all ticket and business functions for postseason play. Szul joined the staff at LSU after serving as ticket manager at VMI for a little more than a year. Along with his duties as ticket manager, he was also project manager for the VMI Sports Hall of Fame, served on a committee to help redesign the athletic department Web site, and played a key role in securing corporate sponsorship dollars. From July 1999 to June 2000, Szul was a graduate intern at the University of South Carolina, where he fulfilled the role of group sales/marketing assistant. Before that, he was a graduate assistant at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Szul earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1998 from Robert Morris University and his master’s in sports science in 2000 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

n DARYL SIMPSON

n diane turnham

Associate AD/Compliance 2nd Year Northern Arizona, 2002

Associate AD/SWA 28th Year Lipscomb, 1980

Entering his second year in the

Diane Turnham, the associate

Middle Tennessee athletic department, Daryl Simpson serves as the associate athletic director for compliance. Simpson returns to Middle Tennessee after serving as a graduate assistant in the compliance office in 2004 and 2005. He has since worked at the University of North Texas, serving as an Assistant Compliance Director for one year before taking over as the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance the previous two years. A native of Seward, Alaska, Simpson graduated from Northern Arizona University with a bachelor’s in Hotel/Restaurant Management in 2002 and then received a master’s from Middle Tennessee in Sports Management in 2005. Simpson worked as the athletic department travel coordinator for two years and director of football operations one year while at Northern Arizona.

n michael szul Associate AD 4th Year Robert Morris, 1998 Michael Szul, a native of Ford

City, Pa., is in his fourth year as an associate athletic director at Middle Tennessee. Szul oversees event management, facilities, contracts, licensing, concessions, and apparel for the Athletic Department. In addition, Szul serves as administrator for men’s and women’s track. Since his arrival to Middle Tennessee, Szul has overseen the installation of a new playing surface in Floyd Stadium, video boards in both Floyd Stadium and Murphy Center, the new

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athletic director and senior women’s administrator, is in her 29th year with the Blue Raiders. Voted Middle Tennessee’s employee of the year for 2001-02, Turnham has served two stints as the department’s interim athletic director. On March 1, 2004, Turnham was appointed the acting athletic director when then-AD Boots Donnelly underwent heart surgery. Turnham handled the position for two months before returning to her position as the associate athletic director overseeing women’s athletics. President Sidney McPhee then turned the reins back over to Turnham as interim athletic director on January 12, 2005, following the resignation of Donnelly. Turnham served in that role for nearly five months until Chris Massaro was hired on April 8, 2005. In January of 2001, Turnham was promoted to associate athletic director. She oversees women’s sports in addition to handling the department’s personnel changes and serves as administrator for women’s basketball and volleyball. Before her present role, Turnham was an assistant athletic director for compliance for seven years. She was in charge of overseeing the athletic department’s compliance for all NCAA rules. In 2005, Turnham was chair of the Sun Belt Conference’s Senior Women’s Administrators and also served on the league’s executive staff committee up until 2007. Turnham has served as a member of the NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Committee and was chair of that committee in 2007. In May of 2003, Turnham was honored by the All-American Football Foundation as the outstanding associate athletic director. Turnham served as head coach of the women’s volleyball team for nine years while also serving as the only assistant coach with the women’s basketball team. During her tenure

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as a basketball coach at Middle Tennessee, Turnham earned eight Ohio Valley Conference championships and six trips to the NCAA tournament and was responsible for recruiting possibly the best women’s basketball player, Kim Webb, to ever don a Lady Raider uniform. Webb’s jersey is now retired. In volleyball, Turnham is the third winningest coach in school history and has recently been selected to serve on the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Committee for the next four years. The 1980 graduate of Lipscomb spent four years playing college basketball and was named the team captain her senior year. Married to Kyle Turnham, the Mount Juliet, Tennessee, native enjoys spending time with her family and cooking in her spare time. The couple has one son, Steven Charles.

n terry whiteside Faculty Athletics Representative 37th Year Miami, FL, 1967 Dr. Harold “Terry” Whiteside has

been a professor in the Psychology Department at Middle Tennessee since 1973. He is currently interim dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Science. His professional areas are in sport psychology and persuasion. Whiteside, who is a member of the Division of Sport Psychology of the American Psychology Association, received an associate degree from the University of Florida, his baccalaureate degree from the University of Miami, his master’s degree from North Carolina State University, and his doctorate degree from Oklahoma State University. In 2002, Whiteside was appointed by President Sidney McPhee to be Middle Tennessee’s Faculty Athletics Representative. In that role he has participated in annual meetings and workshops offered by the NCAA, the Sun Belt Conference, and the Faculty Athletics Representatives National Association. In 2005, the All-American Football Foundation awarded him its Outstanding Athletic Representative Award. When not serving in administration he focuses his efforts on teaching, research, public service, and his athletics’-related responsibilities. He has published or presented over 80 professional papers. Whiteside has previously served on the baseball, cross country, volleyball, and swimming and diving committees for the Sun Belt Conference. He has been involved in a leadership role in the past three Middle Tennessee NCAA Certification studies and was instrumental in initiating the Sun Belt Conference’s 2008 Academic Summit. Whiteside is married to the former Sharon Colavito and has four children Dean, Erik, Michael, and Rose and a granddaughter Kennedy.

Athletic Director Chronology

1947-81:

1981-87: 1987-94: 1994-2000: 2000-2005: 2005-Present:

Charles M. “Bubber” Murphy Jimmy Earle John Stanford Lee Fowler James “Boots” Donnelly Chris Massaro


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Strength and Conditioning

ALLISON CLARK Women’s Basketball

DEAN HAYES

Head Women’s Golf Coach

JOY CONLEY

KERMIT DAVIS

KHADIJA HEAD

AMY HENDRICHOVSKY

PEGGY LEWIS

SHIRLEY LUSCINSKI

JEFF MOTLUCK

Academic Center

SUE NEVAR

Volleyball

JIM MCGUIRE

Associate Baseball Coach

ALISON OJEDA

Volleyball

Head Softball Coach

Head Women’s Tennis Coach

JOHN POINTER

ASTON RHODEN

PEGGY SCHROER

Marketing

Head Soccer Coach

WHIT TURNBOW

Head Men’s Golf Coach

BRAA

CATHY VAUGHN

Athletic Director’s Secretary

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Head Men’s Basketball Coach

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BONIFACE AMUZU

Ticket Office

Head Track Coach

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KRISTA BARTS

Women’s Soccer

KIM DYE

PAT FONES

TOM HODGES

DUSTIN HOOKS

Women’s Basketball

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Women’s Basketball

MIKE MCLAURY

WIN CASE

Assistant Softball Coach

Men’s Basketball

ROXANNE FORTH

CHRIS GANNAR

Secretary

Murphy Center

Ticket Manager

Head Women’s Basketball Coach

RICK INSELL

ROGER KERR

ROY MEWBOURNE

Assistant Baseball Coach

Head Men’s Tennis Coach

DAVID MCNAMARA

MELINDA MESSICK

MATT PECK

ARTIE PEPELEA

STEVE PETERSON

BRAD SMITH

DEBBIE STROBEL

Head Volleyball Coach

Men’s Basketball

JIM SIMPSON

Varsity Club/Hall of Fame

KEITH VROMAN Track/Cross Country

Marketing Director

LINDA WATSON BRAA

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Head Baseball Coach

Account Manager

RITA WHITAKER Murphy Center

Track

BRAA

AL PINKINS

Men’s Basketball

DARRELL TOWE

Murphy Center Manager

GEORGE ZIMMERMANN Concessions Manager

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Athletic Communications n CONTACT INFORMATION Address.................................. Athletic Communications Middle Tennessee 1301 East Main Street MTSU Box 20 Murfreesboro, TN 37132

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Overnight Address............... Athletic Communications Middle Tennessee 1500 Greenland Drive Murfreesboro, TN 37132

MARK OWENS

TONY STINNETT

Assistant AD/ Director of Athletic Communications

TRAVIS WOODS

Assistant Director

JESSICA STAUFFACHER

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

Athletic Communications Phone........615.898.2968 Athletic Communications Fax..............615.898.5626 Press Box Phone....................................615.898.2312 Football Office Phone...........................615.898.2926 Ticket Office Phone...615.898.2103 or 1.888.YES.MTSU Athletic Department Phone................615.898.2450 BRADLEY LAMBERT

Assistant AD/Athletic Communications Mark Owens (Virginia Tech, 1989)

Office: 615.898.5057 Home: 615.631.9520 Cell: 615.631.9520 E-mail: owens@goblueraiders.com

Assistant Director Tony Stinnett (Middle Tennessee, 1990)

Office: 615.904.8209 Home: 615.890.5956 Cell: 615.631.9521 E-mail: stinnett@goblueraiders.com

Assistant Director Travis Woods (Charlotte, 2002)

Office: 615.898.5270 Home: 615.962.7310 Cell: 615.663.2115 E-mail: woods@goblueraiders.com

Assistant Director Jessica Stauffacher (Troy, 2005)

Director of Internet Services

DEBBIE BARTLETT

Graduate Assistant

Office Manager

DIRECTIONS TO FLOYD STADIUM

From Nashville International Airport: Enter Briley Parkway continuing south to the Interstate 24 junction. Take I-24 East to Exit 76; turn left and follow Medical Center Parkway to Memorial Boulevard. Go left on Memorial to Clark Boulevard. Turn right on Clark Boulevard (at BP station). Follow Clark Blvd. (which becomes Middle Tennessee Boulevard) to intersection at Greenland Drive. Turn left on Greenland Drive. Murphy Center and Floyd Stadium are located just to the right. From Nashville: From I-24 East, take Exit 76; turn left and follow Medical Center Parkway to Memorial Boulevard. Go left on Memorial to Clark Boulevard. Turn right on Clark Boulevard (at BP station). Follow Clark Blvd. (which becomes Middle Tennessee Boulevard) to intersection at Greenland Drive. Turn left on Greenland Drive. Murphy Center and Floyd Stadium are located just to the right. From Chattanooga: Take I-24 West to Exit 81; follow U.S. Highway 231 North to Middle Tennessee Boulevard to intersection at Greenland Drive. Turn right onto Greenland Drive. The Greenland Drive parking lot is located to the right. From Knoxville: Take Interstate 40 West to Lebanon and exit onto U.S. Highway 231 South and follow approximately 25 miles to Clark Boulevard in Murfreesboro; turn left on Clark Boulevard. Follow Clark Blvd. (which becomes Middle Tennessee Boulevard) to intersection at Greenland Drive. Turn left on Greenland Drive. Murphy Center and Floyd Stadium are located just to the right. From Birmingham, AL: Take I-65 North to Highway 96 East Franklin (TN) exit. Follow Highway 96 East to Murfreesboro. Continue east on 96 until Clark Boulevard intersection; turn right on Clark Blvd. (which becomes Middle Tennessee Boulevard) to intersection at Greenland Drive. Turn left on Greenland Drive. Murphy Center and Floyd Stadium are located just to the right.

Office: 615.904.8115 Home: 615.631.9523 Cell: 615.631.9523 E-mail: stauffacher@goblueraiders.com

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Date Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct.

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Opponent at Clemson Memphis at Maryland *at North Texas *at Troy Mississippi State

Time 5 PM 6 PM 2:30 PM 6 PM 7 PM TBA

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*Western Kentucky *at Florida Atlantic *FIU *Louisiana-Lafayette *Arkansas State *at Louisiana-Monroe New Orleans Bowl

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release via email. Updated notes and statistics are faxed only when specifically requested. Game notes are posted on GoBlueRaiders.com Monday afternoon in a PDF format. To receive weekly notes via email, please contact athletic communications director Mark Owens.

Press Box Services Complete individual and team statistics,

n COvering mt Weekly Press Conference Coach Stockstill will conduct a weekly press

conference each Tuesday prior to a Middle Tennessee game. The conference, which will be shown live on GoBlueRaiders.com, will begin at noon CST and will take place in the Kennon Sports Hall of Fame building. Following Stockstill’s presentation there will be two to three players available for interviews with the media.

Practice Coverage During preseason camp in August, the first

week of drills will be open to the public and media. After the first week through the first game of the season, practices will be closed to the public and open to the media for the first 30 minutes. Interviews will be conducted after practice and all media, including photographers, must observe drills from the sideline or bleacher area during those 30 minutes. Practices may be closed at any time subject to the head coach’s request.

accredited media members should be made in writing and submitted on company letterhead to Mark Owens. Priority issuance of credentials will be given to daily newspapers and television stations that cover Blue Raider football on a regular basis. Student publications will be limited to one working credential and one sideline photo pass. Other credential requests will be fulfilled on a space-available basis.

Press Parking Parking space can be reserved with a

request received by Middle Tennessee’s Athletic Communications Office at least one working day prior to the game. The athletic communications office will send out parking directions in advance of the game. Satellite trucks will park on the north side of the pressbox and will enter off Middle Tennessee Boulevard just before the Faulkinberry Road entrance.

Photographers Only accredited photographers on assign-

Stockstill Interviews All interviews with Coach Stockstill should be directed through the Athletic Communications Office.

ment from recognized media outlets will be issued sideline credentials. In accordance with NCAA rules, no freelance photographers will be admitted to the sidelines or press box camera deck. NCAA rules limit shooting to outside the restraining line enclosing the playing field and outside the 25-yard lines (the team areas).

Player Interviews During the week of games, all player inter-

Media Will-Call A media will-call window will be oper-

views must be conducted by the end of practice on Wednesday. Please request interviews at least 24 hours in advance and go through the media relations office.

n gameday info Working Credentials Arrangements for media credentials for the 2009 football season should be directed to the Athletic Communications Office. Requests by

play-by-play, and postgame quotes will be available to the media following each game. One hour prior to kickoff, media packets containing game programs, flipcards, updated stats, and game notes will be distributed in the media working area. Live running statistics are also available via monitors throughout the press box and on the internet at GoBlueRaiders.com during the game. A pregame meal is served in the dining area of the press box 90 minutes before kickoff.

Internet Access The Floyd Stadium press box is equipped

with high-speed wireless Internet. Media wishing to utilize the wireless Internet simply needs to click on the Internet and use the Guest option located at the bottom of the screen. A number of Ethernet lines are also available, and media members are encouraged to bring their own cable.

result in revocation of press credentials. Middle Tennessee reserves the right to grant approval for distribution of real-time play-byplay, game-related statistics and information through the Internet (“real time” is defined as any online media providing live, continual play-by-play coverage; in-game statistics; digital photographs; or audio or video of an event).

Postgame Interviews After a 10-minute cooling off period,

requested players and Coach Stockstill will be made available to members of the media. The Blue Raider locker room is CLOSED both at home and on the road. At home, interviews will be conducted in the gameday locker room located under the stands in the north endzone. On the road, requested players and Coach Stockstill will be brought to a designated area outside the locker room.

Telephones There are a limited number of telephones

available along press row. They are for firstcome, first-serve use only. It is suggested that media members wishing to have a private line contact Steve Prichard, director of telecommunications, at 615-898-2991.

Internet Guidelines The acceptance of media credentials is an acknowledgement of Middle Tennessee’s rights to the game and play-by-play coverage and an outlet’s agreement to abide by any restrictions Middle Tennessee may place on real-time play-by-play coverage and use of comprehensive game statistics. Failure to abide by these restrictions implemented by MT may

ated on game days at Floyd Stadium for the distribution of credentials that have not yet been picked up or mailed out. The designated pickup area is located at Gate 1A (southwest corner of stadium on Faulkinberry Drive).

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Location..................................Murfreesboro, TN 37132 Founded................................................................1911 Enrollment.........................................................23,872 Conference...................................................... Sun Belt Nickname..................................................Blue Raiders Colors.......................................... Royal Blue and White President...........Sidney A. McPhee (Prairie View, 1976) AD.................Chris Massaro (Northern Colorado, 1983) Faculty Representative......................... Terry Whiteside NCAA Division......................... FBS (17 sports; 8M/9W) Band.........................................................Band of Blue

Head Coach............ Rick Stockstill (Florida State, 1982) MT Record: 17-20 Career Record: Same Assistant Head Coach/DL...............................Les Herrin Offensive Coordinator/QBs.......................Tony Franklin Defensive Coordinator/LBs......................... Manny Diaz Special Teams Coordinator/CBs......................Steve Ellis Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator......Justin Watts Offensive Line.............................. Jimmy Ray Stephens Safeties......................................................David Bibee Inside Receivers.......................................... Brent Brock Running Backs.....................................Willie Simmons Offensive GA................................................. Mike Polly Defensive GA............................................Roger Pollard Offensive Video GA.................................. Zach Johnson Defensive Video GA...............................Tommy Harvell Director of Football Operations...............Chris Matusek Director of Football Relations...................Andy Vaughn Strength and Conditioning Coach.......Russell Patterson Athletic Trainer..................................... Robbie Stewart Video Coordinator....................................... Will Brown Equipment Manager................................ Troy Johnson

n football information First Year of Football..............................................1911 Overall Record (Years)........................ 510-372-28 (94) Bowl Game Record.................................................. 2-3 Last Postseason Appearance.................................2006 Stadium......... Johnny “Red” Floyd (Horace Jones Field) Year Opened..........................................................1933 Capacity.............................................................30,788 Playing Surface:..............Sportexe Synthetic Turf, 2006 2008 Record....................................5-7 (3-4 SBC/T5th) Offense............................................................ Multiple Defense..................................................... 4-3 Multiple Lettermen Returning/Lost................................... 44/12 Lettermen Lost..........4 offense, 7 defense, 1 specialists Lettermen Ret. .....19 offense, 22 defense, 3 specialists Offensive Starters Returning/Lost......................... 10/1 Defensive Starters Returning/Lost.......................... 7/4

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Clemson (Sept. 4-5) Hotel: Marriott Greenville

Address: One Parkway East, Greenville, SC 29615 Phone: 864.297.0300 Fax: 864.679.1150 Travel: Charter bus on Friday; return after game Maryland (Sept. 18-19) Hotel: Greenbelt Marriott

Address: 6400 Ivy Lane, Greenbelt, MD 20770 Phone: 301.441.3700 Fax: 301.441.3995 Travel: Charter plane on Friday; return after game North Texas (Sept. 25-26) Hotel: Dallas Marriott Quorum

Address: 14901 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75254 Phone: 972.661.2800 Fax: 972.991.1376 Travel: Charter plane on Friday; return after game Troy (Oct. 5-6) Hotel: Montgomery Marriott Prattville Hotel

Address: 2500 Legends Circle, Prattville, AL 36066 Phone: 334.290.1235 Fax: 334.290.2222 Travel: Charter bus on Monday; return after game FAU (Oct. 30-31) Hotel: Ft. Lauderdale Marriott North

n official web site GoBlueRaiders.com is a fast and accurate Internet source for official coverage of Blue Raider athletics. Regardless of where you are or what time of day it is, you can access up-to-date information on your favorite Blue Raider sports or athletes. GoBlueRaiders.com has grown to average more than 14.9 million page views a year, with the average visitor spending nearly five minutes on the site each day. The site has seen in excess of 3.1 million visitors since January of 2004. After two years of operation under a national sports Web site provider, GoBlueRaiders.com moved to a total in-house operation with a new design and format. Since 2001, the Athletic Communications office has managed the site and been responsible for all content, designs, services, and updates. The Web site, named Best Collegiate Sports Web site in 2002 by the Tennessean, underwent a complete renovation in 2006. Thanks to members of the athletic communications staff, pre-game releases; game stories; features; and up-to-date statistics, photos, and results for the 17 Blue Raider sports are

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regularly posted to the site. Add to that online ticketing by Ticketmaster and links to Blue Raider alumni and spirit groups and you have the most complete source of information about Middle Tennessee athletics anywhere. Full-motion video is featured as part of a new Internet streaming package introduced in the summer of 2007. The Web site has become a valuable tool in promoting each and every Middle Tennessee scholarship sport. Custom sites for recent standouts such as Dewon Brazelton, Courtney Mitchell, Dwone Hicks, Patrice Holmes, Chrissy Givens, and Amber Holt have been integrated into the GoBlueRaiders.com Web site. The site also features complete bios on players and coaches, printable monthly event calendars, press conference audio and video, and photo galleries of many events and games. In partnership with Yahoo! Sports, Middle Tennessee broadcasts play-by-play of all football, men’s and women’s basketball, and baseball games online.

Address: 6650 North Andrews, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Phone: 954.771.0440 Fax: 954.771.7519 Travel: Charter plane on Friday; return after game Louisiana-Monroe (Nov. 27-28) Hotel: Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites

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n print WIRE SERVICE The Associated Press (Nashville) 215 Centerview Drive Suite 110 Brentwood, TN 37027 Phone: 615.373.9988 Email: apnashville@ap.org Sports Editor: Teresa Walker

NEWSPAPERS Daily News Journal P.O. Box 68 Murfreesboro, TN 37130 Phone: 615.893.5860 Email: sports@dnj.com Online: dnj.com Sports Editor: Greg Pogue Beat Writer: Adam Sparks The Tennessean 1100 Broadway Nashville, TN 37202 Phone: 615.259.8000 Email: tnsports@tennessean.com Online: tennessean.com Sports Editor: Larry Taft College Editor: Aldrin Brown Murfreesboro Post P.O. Box 10008 630 Broadmor Blvd. Suite 120 Murfreesboro, TN 37129 Phone: 615.869.0800 Email: mpirtle@murfreesboropost.com Online: murfreesboropost.com

The Sidelines MTSU Box 42 Murfreesboro, TN 37132 Phone: 615.898.2816 Email: slsports@mtsu.edu Online: mtsusidelines.com Sports Editor: Chris Martin

Rutherford County Reader P.O. Box 10976 Murfreesboro, TN 37129 Phone: 615.217.7414 Email: sportzbrew@aol.com Online: rutherfordreader.com Sports Editor: Danny Brewer

Kingsport Times 701 Lynn Garden Drive Kingsport, TN 37760 Phone: 423.392.1323 Email: rbliss@timesnews.net Online: timesnews.net Sports Editor: Ron Bliss

Shelbyville Times-Gazette P.O. Box 380 Shelbyville, TN 37132 Phone: 931.684.1200 Email: dparker@t-g.com Online: t-g.com Sports Editor: Danny Parker

Tullahoma News 505 Lakeway Place Tullahoma, TN 37388 Phone: 931.455.4545 Email: tnsprted@lcs.net Online: tullahomanews.com Sports Editor: Robert Holman

Commercial Appeal 495 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38103 Phone: 901.529.2360 Email: sports@commercialappeal.com Online: commercialappeal.com Sports Editor: Gary Robinson

Columbia Daily Herald 1115 South Main Street Columbia, TN 38401 Phone: 931.388.6464 Email: mwilhoite@c-dh.net Online: columbiadailyherald.com Sports Editor: Marion Wilhoite

Manchester Times 300 North Spring Street Manchester, TN 37355 Phone: 931.728.7577 Email: mtsports@lcs.net Online: manchestertimes.com Sports Editor: Josh Peterson

Knoxville News-Sentinel P.O. Box 59038 Knoxville, TN 37950 Phone: 865.342.6398 Email: sports@knews.com Online: knoxnews.com Sports Editor: John Adams

Chattanooga Free Press 400 East 11th Street Chattanooga, TN 37403 Phone: 423.757.6273 Email: sports@timesfreepress.com Online: timesfreepress.com Sports Editor: Jay Greeson

Jackson Sun P.O. Box 1059 Jackson, TN 38302 Phone: 731.427.3333 Email: dmorris@jacksonsun.com Online: jacksonsun.com Sports Editor: Dan Morris

City Paper 624 Grassmere Park Suite 28 Nashville, TN 37211 Phone: 615.298.9833 Email: dboclair@nashvillecitypaper.com Online: nashvillecitypaper.com Sports Writers: Terry McCormick, David Boclair

Cleveland Banner P.O. Box 3600 Cleveland, TN 37320 Phone: 423.472.5041 Email: sports@clevelandbanner.com Online: clevelandbanner.com Sports Editor: Richard Melvin

WSMV TV 4 (NBC Affiliate) P.O. Box 4 Nashville, TN 37202 Phone: 615.353.2235 Email: sports@wkrn.com Contacts: Rudy Kalis, Terry Bulger

WTVF TV 5 (CBS Affiliate) 474 James Robertson Parkway Nashville, TN 37219 Phone: 615.248.5285 Email: sports@newschannel5.com Contacts: Hope Hines, Eric Yutzy

n television WKRN TV 2 (ABC Affiliate) 441 Murfreesboro Road Nashville, TN 37210 Phone: 615.248.7240 Email: sports@wkrn.com Contacts: Cory Curtis, Joe Dubin, Dawn Davenport

WZTV 17 (Fox Affiliate) 631 Mainstream Drive Nashville, TN 37228 Phone: 615.244.1717 Email: pjones@fox17.com Contacts: Paul Jones, Dave Foster, Dan Phillips

MT TV 10 (campus station), MTSU Box 58, Murfreesboro, TN 37132; Phone (615-898-5050); Email (mttv@mtsu.edu)

n radio 106.7 The Fan 10 Music Circle East Nashville, TN 37203 Phone: 615.885.9986 104.5 The Zone 506 2nd Avenue Nashville, TN 37210 Phone: 615.244.9533 Morning Email: wakeup@1045thezone.com Afternoon Email: chad@1045thezone.com Morning Producer: Paul Bible Afternoon Producer: Chad Withrow 560 AM 1815 Division Street Nashville, TN 37203 Phone: 615.844.1039 Morning Email: sportspage@wnsr.com

AM Sports Page: Greg Pogue, Dave Coleman Afternoon Press Box: Bill King, Joe Biddle Thom Abraham Show: Thom Abraham 1510 WLAC AM 55 Music Square West Nashville, TN 37203 Phone: 615.664.2400 Email: primetimesports@clearchannel.com Contacts: Duncan Stewart Producer: Patrick Blankenship 1450 WGNS (Murfreesboro Flagship) 306 South Church Street Murfreesboro, TN 37130 Phone: 615.893.5373 Email: news@1450wgns.com

89.5 WMOT FM MTSU Box 3 Murfreesboro, TN 37132 Phone: 615.898.2800 Email: sjacobs@mtsu.edu 88.3 WMTS FM MTSU Box 58 Murfreesboro, TN 37132 Phone: 615.898.5051 Email: wmts@mtsu.edu 101.7 WJLE FM 2606 McMinnville Highway Smithville, TN 37166 Phone: 615.597.4265 Email: wjlesports@hotmail.com

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Play-by-Play Chip Walters begins his 18th season in the booth for Middle Tennessee and his first as the “Voice of the Blue Raiders.” Walters, who spent the previous six years as a color analyst for football, took over the play-by-play duties for football and men’s basketball in April 2009. Walters holds the third-longest tenure for Middle Tennessee broadcasters behind only the late Monte Hale and current women’s basketball and baseball broadcaster Dick Palmer. In addition to these duties, Walters hosts the Rick Stockstill and Kermit Davis television shows and radio shows, emcees various Blue Raider events, and is the host of the Two-Minute Drill on GoBlueRaiders.com. Walters also sells corporate sponsorships for Nelligan Sports Marketing. Walters, who held the position of director of Public and Media Relations for the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration for six years, served as the marketing and promotions director at Middle Tennessee from 1993 to 2003. The Columbia, Tenn., native worked to expand Middle Tennessee’s overall corporate sponsorship program while overseeing the entire Blue Raider Network, coaches television shows, and gameday publications. Prior to working for Middle Tennessee, Walters worked several jobs in sports broadcasting including serving as sports director of the Tennessee Radio Network from 1986 to 1991. Walters called play-by-play for minor league baseball affiliate the Nashville Sounds and did freelance television work for WNAB and WSMV.

KELLY HOLCOMB

Color Analyst Kelly Holcomb, a 1994 graduate of MTSU, is beginning his second season as a member of the Blue Raider Network. A 15-year veteran of the NFL, Holcomb will serve as the color analyst for the Blue Raider Network during football season. Holcomb was a member of the television announce team for the 2008 Blue Cross Bowl for Comcast, and also served on the as a commentator for the Music City Bowl Preview Show. Holcomb attended Lincoln County High School in Fayetteville, Tenn., before signing with the Blue Raiders in 1991. A four-year starter for the Blue Raiders, Holcomb set nearly every passing record at MTSU before heading to the NFL. In his career, Holcomb played for the Colts, Browns, Bills, Eagles, and Vikings. Holcomb owns one of the most memorable passing performances in NFL history when he threw for a record 429 yards in a Wild Card game against Pittsburgh.

PRE-GAME AND POST-GAME TEAM

Dick Palmer and Duane Hickey will be back to handle pre-game and post-game programming, including the Wendy’s Countdown to Kickoff prior to each game and the popular Raider Wrap-Up Show where fans can call in with their questions and comments. Palmer and Hickey, both MT alums, are veterans of Blue Raider broadcasts with Palmer having nearly 30 years behind the microphone while Hickey is in his seventh season of work. The duo works together during basketball season as they bring the exciting action of Lady Raider basketball to fans across the midstate. Palmer also handles play-by-play for Blue Raider baseball. The veteran broadcaster has handled numerous assignments throughout the years, including MT football and men’s basketball, minor league baseball with the Memphis Blues, ABA basketball with the Memphis Tams, and WFL football with the Memphis Southmen.

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BLUE RAIDER FOOTBALL ON THE AIR Blue Raider football is on the air! The 2009 football season marks the fourth year of the Blue Raider Network under the umbrella of a joint venture between Middle Tennessee athletics and Nelligan Sports Marketing. Nelligan started managing the exclusive athletics marketing rights in January 2007. The Blue Raider Network, which actually debuted in the early 1960s, is blessed with two flagship stations for football and men’s basketball, including a sportsbased outlet in Nashville and WGNS 1450 AM in Murfreesboro. Middle Tennessee fans throughout the southeast region also can follow their favorite teams on WMOT FM 89.5, which reaches a three-state coverage area. The combination of these three stations provides coverage to Middle Tennessee sports fans in a 100-mile radius of Murfreesboro. WGNS and the Nashville outlet will carry all Blue Raider football and men’s basketball games along with the Rick Stockstill and Kermit Davis radio shows. WGNS, which made its return to carrying Blue Raider athletics in 2005, blankets the local area by reaching to McMinnville to the east, Columbia to the west, and Gallatin to the north. Campus station WMOT 89.5 FM will also broadcast football and men’s basketball games for Middle Tennessee in 2009-10. WMOT, a 100,000-watt station, reaches beyond Bowling Green, Ky., to the north and Cookeville, Tenn., to the east. All Blue Raider football and men’s basketball broadcasts can also be heard on the Internet at GoBlueRaiders.com.

RICK STOCKSTILL RADIO SHOW

The Blue Raider Network carries Rick Stockstill LIVE on 106.7 The Fan and 1450 WGNS each Tuesday night from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. The show originates from Coaches Grill in Murfreesboro during the season and is open to the public.

NELLIGAN SPORTS MARKETING

Exclusive marketing rights for MTSU Athletics are managed by Nelligan Sports Marketing. There are hundreds of marketing opportunities available through MTSU athletic sponsorships including radio, television, signage, print, on-site promotions and much more. You can be a part of the excitement at Middle Tennessee! For more information on sponsorship opportunities with MTSU Athletics, call General Manager Dave Elliott at (615) 904-8381.


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